A Sweet Ojai Deal

The famous Ojai fruit blooms, along with a sweet overnight package.

PEAS IN A POD: Calling the Pixie Tangerine and the city of Ojai two peas in a pod is pretty accurate, even if it is slightly misleading (one doesn't really want to use peas to talk about citrus, because then one can easily muddle the message). But the fact is that the citrus-sweet town and the Pixie share a long and tart history. If you know your California citrus, you know the Pixie is a once-a-year, only-in-Ojai deal. Which means that other deals can sometimes spring from this springtime event. Like? Well, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is offering a Pixie Experience Package. It starts on Thursday, March 1 and runs through May 31. Yep, it coincides with Pixie mania.

MEANING... there will be several citrus-sweet parts to the deal. Like a "Pixie Tangerine surprise" upon check-in. Two Pixie Twist Cocktails. Breakfast (bet there will be something tangy and orange involved). And a body polish, pixie-nice treatment at the spa. It starts at $499 a night and there will be additional asterisks (as usual with a hotel package). So. Who do you know that counts tangerines as a favorite food, Ojai as a favorite town and springtime as a favorite season? We bet we know what they're getting for their birthday.

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