Happy #WanderlustWednesday! As life is getting more and more hectic with the rapid approach of the holidays, I'm taking some time to think about something that makes me happy: books. Also, when I get to travel to play with books, my life is pretty much set.
With that said, I just had to share this magical place with the world. Over Thanksgiving break, SB and I drove out to visit my dad and step-mom in California. On one of our down days, they took us to Ojai (pronounced "Oh-hai") to do a bit of exploring. Ojai is an artsy little town that is super easy to fall in love with... and that's exactly what I did.
And after visiting Bart's Books (this wonderful, fabulous, miraculous) open-air second-hand book store with a resident cat. Never have I ever been to a place quite like this. I mean, the book stalls among the Seine in Paris are a close comparison, but they get closed up at night and, while the interior of Bart's Books is locked up at night, the exterior is dotted with bookshelves and the front door has a sign asking after hours patrons to leave money for any books purchased through a slot on the door.
Talk about trusting the public! If that isn't magical, I don't know what is!
Have you ever been to Ojai? To Bart's Books? Ever seen another place quite like this one?
What's sustainable about this outfit?
: the scarf is fair trade and handmade
: the shirt was thrifted
: the earrings were handmade from ethically harvested butterfly wings
: the ring was handmade from found sea glass