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This class is limited to 12 participants. $65 per person
Kitchen Basics & Techniques with Chef Dave
Sunday August 12 @ 1 pm
Upcoming classes… Menus coming soon
Aug 25 Light Italian Fair with fresh pressed Regalo Olive Oil
Sept 9 Fresh From Farmer’s Market with Suzanne Landry
Sept 26 Sushi Sashimi & Tempura with Chef Dave
Nov 11 Step up your Holiday meal. Brine, Roast & Fry Turkey Chef Dave
Dec. 1 Holiday Entertaining & Presentation with Chef Dave
Also look forward to Mexican Cuisine with Sandy, Pastries & Baking and Parents on the go…. Dates & menus will be updated soon
Join us for this very special Father’s Day Class as Chef Dave demonstrates in detail Grill Cooking, Barbecue and other outdoor cooking techniques, including Grill care and preparation, utensils & Tools, Dry Rubs, Marinades, Seasonings, Cedar Plank & Wood chip Preparation and use, Low-n-Slow, classic BBQ, Steak Grilling, Hot & Fast and perfect grilled Vegetables. If you’re serious about outdoor cooking, then this is a class you won’t want to miss. This is the perfect Sunday after the Ojai Certified Organic Farmers’ Market for Dad!
The Menu Includes: Cedar Plank Salmon with Honey Balsamic Glaze, Chipotle Grilled Tri Tip or Flank Steak with Avocado and Tomato, Cilantro Lime Chicken with Jicama Slaw, Grilled Vegetables, Salsas and Accompaniments
Bring your appetite! Everything else is provided!
This class is limited to 12 participants. $75 per person . Call The Lavender Inn for your spot! 805.646.6635
Join us at the Lavender Inn Sunday June 24th at 1:30 pm during the Ojai Lavender Festival weekend, as Diana Hall teaches you basics of Botanical Illustration. This class is geared towards beginner and intermediate level students and introduces drawing skills needed for accurately illustrating plants in graphite and color pencil. You will learn to render plant forms with conviction and clarity through drawing exercises and techniques focusing on close observation of the plant form. These exercises include contour and gesture rendering as well as linear perspective. The effects of light on basic shapes will be related back to natural forms and surfaces of plants.
Diana Hall is a graduate of the California College of Arts & Crafts and is a member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California. She has taught at the L.A. Arboretum and the Theodore Payne Foundation.
The class will take place at Ojai’s lovely Lavender Inn where students will spend time in the Inn’s lovely garden. Suggested materials to bring:
• Drawing tablet: 11″ x 14″ or 11: x 17; smooth-finish paper (not textured)
• 2 pencils HB & 2B (any maker– Berol, Faber, Derwent)
• Conté crayon for smooth glide in quick sketch and warming up exercises.
These supplies are available at Michael’s, Ojai Creates, and Ventura Creates.
Diana will provide any other supplies that may be needed.
Handouts and limited supplies, as well as water and a snack, will be provided; you are responsible for bringing materials listed on this supply list, as well as whatever you may need for the sunny outdoors: sunscreen, hat, etc.
To reserve a seat please contact The Lavender Inn 805.646.6635 or stop by at 210 east Matilija street, Ojai. Cost $40
The Lavender Inn is host to some of the most beautiful Memories. We are so exited that the season has begun!
We offer the perfect Destination Wedding. Whether you’re looking for an intimate Cottage Wedding for 10 of your closest friends and family or a Garden Wedding for up to 125 guests, we can accommodate all your special needs.
The Inn has 7 Rooms and a private Provence Cottage, perfect for the Bride. If you choose The Lavender Inn for your wedding, it can accommodate up to 18 guests with a two night minimum on weekends. Our rooms and prices vary and all can be viewed on our website www.Lavenderinn.com.
We have a local list of chefs, caterers, florists, and photographers and are happy to recommend some of our favorites! Please note that we only provide the space and accommodations, gardens & facilities for your venue and that rentals, florist, music & caterers are your selection. Should you like, The Lavender Inn Wedding Planner, Beth Keenen, is available at additional cost to make your day a seemless and beautiful day to remember!
For additional information please view one of our wedding sites www.YourOjaiWedding.com .
Tours of the Inn are always welcome. Please contact us to schedule an appointment, or if you’re in the neighborhood, just come on in.
Let The Lavender Inn create your unique Wedding Story.
Thank you for your interest in The Lavender Inn. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Beth Keenen, Innkeeper and Weddings & Events Coordinator 805.646.6635
We love the holidays in Ojai and this year is we’re making it very special! Not only have we started to deck the halls, but we have two special events.
While you are in Ojai or staying at the Lavender Inn, treat your body and mind to wellness and stress reduction Natural Results Oriented Skin Care Facials and Specialized Massage Therapy. Just outside the front garden is the convenient Spa at the Lavender Inn. Enter through the dutch door into a serene, comfortable setting, while listening to the fountain outside, just before going into a treatment room and relax with a massage or facial.
If your looking for Natural Results Oriented Skincare Mary’s treatments & products are a reflection of her commitment to pursue long term strategies for the health and beauty of your skin. Treatments include European Facial, Microdermabrasion, Ultronic Ultrasound, Oxygen Facial, and Organic Medifacial & more. Mary Utilizes Natural & Organic products including 302 Professional Skin Care & Osmosis Skin Care. Best of all, these products are available for purchase so that you can maintain and continue your treatment at home!
No matter what style of massage you’re looking for, Spa at the Lavender Inn will help you get it! We offer specialized massage that includes, Thai, Deep Tissue, Cranial, Swedish, & PreNatal massage and Hot Rock Therapy and more. Mary will be happy to assist you in selecting the option that’s right for you. If your staying at the Lavender Inn, you also have the choice to have your massage in the Romantic Suite or The Provence Cottage.
Contact Mary Nelson to schedule your appointment and design the treatments that are right for you! 805.646.2013
Come to Relax, Enjoy & Feel Better!
The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is right around the corner. On June 25th from 10 am – 5 pm, Libbey Bowl and downtown Ojai will be filled with people from all over the world enjoying the sights, aromas, colors and textures of Lavender. Ojai has seen this festival grow for eight years to a festival that boasts over 5,000 visitors a year and growing!
This is a festival for every age! Bring your family & friends to enjoy Art, Craft, Food and Music!
As always, The Lavender Inn has a booth at the festival and will be doing a raffle for a One Night Weekday Stay at the Lavender Inn, which includes a Room with balcony for two, Wine & Cheese in the evening & a Full Breakfast in the morning.
The mission of the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is to demonstrate and promote the many uses of lavender, to broaden public awareness and to educate potential growers/farmers about the benefits of plants that celebrate the Ojai Valley’s Mediterranean climate, and to promote Ojai as a unique and welcoming destination. Hope to see you there!
Our Front porch and garden is a perfect place to lay back on chaise, read a book, people watch and enjoy the soothing sound of the fountain. It’s a great place to hide yourself behind the veil of roses and flowers and still be part of the Ojai activities.
The main garden off of the breakfast veranda has a beautiful, large, green lawn, a pond, a gazebo flanked by vines and flowers, hidden seating areas and a breakfast nook. It’s perfect for so many activities like crocket, reading, enjoying your home cooked breakfast, having a picnic, lounging, meditating, inviting friends to enjoy tea or simply kicking back and enjoying the view of the mountains. We’ve had so many great events in this garden, including weddings, yoga sessions, Women’s Socials, Tuscan dinners, family reunions, outdoor cooking classes, to name a few. This year the garden is flourishing with beautiful flowers, tall trees and hundreds of frogs in the pond.
You’ll often get a taste of our organic herbs & vegetables from our Herb & Vegetable Garden. Depending on what we’re serving for Breakfast or Wine & Cheese, you might sample fresh picked Basil, parsley, Dill, Sage, Oregano, Rosemary, Kale, Strawberries, Squash, Tomatoes and so much more. We’re fortunate to have this great Ojai weather and be able to grow food and share it, year round.
If you’re staying in the Provence Cottage, you’ll get to enjoy your own private garden with beautiful flowers, a fountain, lounge chairs and a breakfast table, all shaded by our grand Mulberry tree. It’s the perfect garden for peace, quiet, & privacy. If you don’t need a garden of your own but would enjoy having views of the gardens and the mountains, you might enjoy staying in the Garden View Room or Lavender Garden Room with private terraces or the Tree House Room with 180 degree view of the gardens and mountains!
If you haven’t seen our gardens, come visit and we’ll be happy to give you a tour! You can enjoy more pictures of our garden in our photo gallery.
The long awaited Opening Gala of the NEW Libbey Bowl June 4th. The evening consists of dinner and a concert. Ojai is going to be starting the Summer in style! For more information on the history and long path to the restoration of the bowl, visit the official website.
If that weren’t enough, the following week is the classic 65th Ojai Music Festival. June 9th-12th, Ojai Valley will be filled with sounds of amazing music. For more information on the 2011 program, visit the Music festival website.
The events in Ojai, on the first week of June are a perfect way to start the summer in the Valley. If you can’t make those, consider the Lavender Festival, Art in park, Ojai Film Festival, Ojai Wine Festival and everything in between. For more listings visit Ojai Events and check out our Calendar.
… and what better place than the Lavender Inn to book your stay! We’re at the center of it all and walking distance to most of the festival events, hiking, restaurants, shopping and more. Come for a tour.
See you soon!
The Lavender Inn has been getting a lot press in recent years and we’d like to share with you what people are saying. Visit our Press Page for some of the publications. Here’s a recent article by Sue Richter in Examiner.com . You might also enjoy seeing what our guests are saying by visiting our Trip advisor site.
Hope these inspire you to visit!