It was beautiful perfect weather yesterday and I feel so lucky to have enjoyed a full day and night of relaxation, reading, and general lounging at the lovely La Costa Resort and Spa.
A lot of people go there to play golf and tennis or do yoga to their heart's content. I opted for a massage instead, and it was heavenly.
Afterward, I took forever in the steam room and sauna, then lolled outside near the fountain reading a fabulous book--just what the doctor ordered.
I am such a sucker for beautiful packaging and display--I couldn't resist snapping some of the bath and spa goodies in the entry of the La Costa Spa--aren't they just gorgeous?
On the way back to my suite, I had to pause and check out the giant green Christmas tree on the premises...
These snaps of my suite at La Costa don't really do it justice. It was very pretty and both the sitting room and bedroom opened right onto the golf course. I was way too relaxed to enjoy the two huge flat screens (one in each room), which was probably a good thing. Instead I had a perfect nap before dinner...
My friend Shannon and her boyfriend live near La Costa, so she came out to meet me and we took a tour of the Chopra Center for Well Being, a very cool mind, body, and spirit oriented center right on the grounds of La Costa that offers medical consultations, therapeutic body treatments, health workshops, meditation instruction, hospital program development and corporate training courses. Next, we checked out the beautiful Yamaguchi Salon. I interviewed Billy Yamaguchi awhile back and would have liked to have said hello, but unfortunately he was not in the spa yesterday. Before we knew it, it was time for dinner so we headed over for some Lemon Drops and appetizers at the fabulous Blue Fire Bar and Grill, not to mention a little people watching--you never know who's going to be at a spa. The food as well as the staff at The Blue Fire Grill were excellent, and we had the most amazing meal (White Port-Poached Pear Salad + Tangine of Free Range Chicken with grilled Plums and Moroccan cous cous); it was divine!
It turns out La Costa is only a half hour drive from my house so I can't wait to go back!