2019 Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace

A WEEKEND OF HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES IN OJAI, CALIFORNIA

OJAI HOLIDAY HOME TOUR & MARKETPLACE
Saturday and Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019

A benefit for the Ojai Music Festival and its BRAVO education and community program, 
which offers free music workshops to the Ojai Valley public schools and the community

Get ready to be inspired at the 23rd Annual Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace on November 16 and 17 in the beautiful Ojai Valley. This treasured tradition, presented by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, invites guests to tour four distinctive Ojai Valley homes adorned with floral inspirations. 

This year the selected homes are:

The Wall House: An award-winning home designed by a renowned architect for his own family, this contemporary masterpiece boasts a spacious open interior featuring a raised platform for the concert grand piano, sunken conversation area around the fireplace and a combined kitchen/dining area where the family enjoys memorable times together.  The 12-acre secluded property includes peach and apricot orchards, organic food and flower gardens, and bound by tributary streams to the Ventura River on both sides.

Tuscan Ranch: This gem of old world charm boasts gorgeous frescoes, colorful tiles, and ornate wrought iron details. Gracious outdoor living spaces add to the ambiance of this stately home, where the grounds are as lovely as the house. Everywhere you turn, there is beauty to be discovered, with touches of whimsy as well as practicality.

Foothill Farm: The current owners were fastidious about maintaining the architectural integrity of this 1906 classic when they modernized. They have a unique knack for integrating an eclectic array of art, from pre-Colombian to modern, and making it look perfectly suited amid the impeccable craftsmanship of this timeless French Normandy treasure.

El Sombrero: Reflecting the owners’ commitment to sustainability and modest sensibility, this modern-day “shack” fits in perfectly on an idyllic 1.25-acre lot in the East End and offers as much living space outdoors as indoors, incorporating countless unique features.

Also taking place the same weekend is the Holiday Marketplace with its new location at the Libbey Park, across from the historic Ojai Downtown Arcade. The companion event will feature a collection of curated lifestyle and fashion items from more than 40 vendors. Admission to the Marketplace is free and open to the public.

Weekend hours of the self-guided home tour are 10am to 4pm. The Marketplace hours are 10am to 5:30pm on Saturday and 10am to 4:30pm on Sunday.

The advance tour price is $40 per person. For tickets purchase here, or call 805 646 2053.  A group discount is also available for 8 or more people. Organizers request no cameras allowed on the tour or children under 12 years of age. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended (no high-heeled shoes allowed). A free shuttle service will be available for El Sombrero. 

Interested in becoming a patron sponsor? Click here for details

Interested in becoming a vendor at the Holiday Marketplace? Click here for details 

 

Ojai Festival Women’s Committee Fall Mixer

             

 

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Walt Disney Hall Concert Trips

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Live Your Best Life From The Inside Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking Class

Come join Chef Robin Goldstein as she demonstrates and shares her cooking wisdom and tastes of her Moroccan inspired menu.

Chicken tagine with artichoke hearts

Sweet couscous with caramelized onions, raisins and cinnamon

Bastilla – Morocco’s famous chicken pie

Date filled shortbread  

Minted green tea with cardamon

All menus are subject to slight changes depending on seasonal availability.

Each participant receives recipes and a tasting of the foods prepared.

About Robin Goldstein

OFWC member, Robin Goldstein is a California chef who works her culinary magic combining unique flavor and spices with local seasonal produce and product, to create an unforgettable culinary experience for the palate and on the plate, in private homes and public venues.

Known as “Private Chef Robin” to celebrity and private clients alike, Robin has made a career of providing an intimate, home-cooked experience that is anything but traditional home-cooked food. Robin uses classic techniques she honed at the Culinary

Institute of America in New York. Through travel and living abroad for a number of years, she has developed and fine-tuned her

California-Mediterranean cooking style, with an emphasis on Middle Eastern flavors.

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Nonviolence: Practical Possibility or Pipe Dream?

 

The discussion will begin with a brief examination of theories that attempt to explain the genesis of human violence. It will then turn to an examination of the philosophical foundations of non-violence followed by historical examples of non-violent implementation (Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and Abdul Ghaffar Khan). It will conclude with a discussion of the practical possibilities and challenges of a non-violent approach to conflict.

Bill Garlington, PhD, has  B.A. and M.A. in History from UCLA, and a PhD in Asian Studies and Sociology from the Australian National University. He has taught at all academic levels on three continents and carried out sociological/anthropological fieldwork in India. His main academic interests are the Sociology of Religion and the History of Ideas.