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Our daily look at nearby getaways
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Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Golden State Purple: Lavender Days

Paso Robles'll go purple and fragrant, for a day. Read »

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Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Lavender and Honey Harvests in Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley Ranch gives guests a hands-on, odor-sweet, bee-ful experience. Read »

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Monday, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

Lavender's the Star in Ojai

The purple plant shows up in soaps, crafts, and more. Read »

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Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Ojai Lavender Getaway

Love lavender? 'Tis the season in a certain sweet-smelling town. Read »

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Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai's Purple Party

Ojai's Purple Party

If you love your lavender, make for its annual sweet-scented festival. Read »

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Sunday, Jun 24, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Lavender lore, lavender cooking, lavender cleaning. Lav lovers gather and celebrate. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.