Spring Break In SoCal: What To Do & Wear

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The beach, the booze, the bathing suits — it's all so cliché. This year, skip spring break in favor of a more mature mini-vacation right here in SoCal. From a wine festival in Santa Barbara to art stalking in San Diego, plus curated outfits for each, we’ve got your itinerary right here. Swap that Corona for a glass of wine, and read on...

OJAI PIXIE FESTPhoto: Courtesy of Wagstaff Worldwide.


Ojai Pixie Tangerine Month
We already have a soft spot for Ojai, but now we've got one more reason to flock to the picturesque paradise. Ojai Pixie Tangerine Month celebrates — you guessed it — the sweet fruit that's unique to the region. Translation: tons of citrus-themed activities and special deals all month long at the town's restaurants, shops, and hotels. Sit in on a Pixie cooking class, revel in Pixie spa treatments, or take a Jeep tour of the Ojai citrus groves in this cute denim number. You'll look country cool while loading up on all that vitamin C.
When: Now through April 30
Where: Click here for participating locations
ART ALIVEPhoto: Courtesy of The San Diego Museum of Art.
Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art
The blooms at Art Alive are far from your typical foliage. More than 120 floral interpretations of the San Diego Museum of Art's most famous works will be on display at this exhibition next weekend. To coincide with the special collection, the museum is offering three days of floral DIY activities, artist lectures, trunk shows, and a hot-ticket fundraiser event. Because there's no harm in matching the scenery, browse the gallery in this cheery, flowered frock.
When: Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13
Where: San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado (near Balboa Drive); 619-232-7931.
SANTA BARBARAPhoto: Courtesy of Stiletto Marketing


Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend
No need to make the trek to Napa to get your sip on. The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend offers four days of top-notch activities for the casual wine connoisseur in all of us. The highlight of the weekend — that would be the wine tasting — features over 100 participating wineries, plus food, music, and art aplenty. Also on tap are a farmer's market, silent auction, educational seminars on wine, and a vineyard hike. All you need: a DD and this easy outfit.
When: Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13
Where: Click here for the various locations.