January 13, 2021 – It's no secret that meditation is good for you. In fact, studies show that avid practitioners enjoy numerous health benefits including relief from insomnia, back pain and PMS, reduced blood pressure and so much more. But for those who have never tried it, it might seem daunting to know where to start. That's why our director of wellness and sustainability, Kenzie Vath, has taken out the guesswork and created three meditation videos to help you slow down and quiet your mind. Commit to just five minutes a day and help melt the stress away.
January 6, 2021 – Practicing self-love is as easy as trying one of the Six-Day Self-Love Reset’s self-care strategies every day.
January 5, 2021 – Visualization is about harnessing the power of those thoughts.
November 19, 2020 – This season, we went straight to the source and asked our executive chefs to share their favorite holiday recipes and personal stories.
October 13, 2020 – We believe that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect. And there is no better way to disconnect than spending time with nature on a hike. Hiking provides so many wonderful health benefits such as lowering stress, improving moods, enhancing wellbeing, and more. So put on your hiking boots, grab a water bottle, and visit one of these top La Jolla hiking trails all near the resort.
September 2, 2020 – Treat yourself to some self-love this Labor Day, from bike rides to hiking trails, to a dip in the pool and enjoying a relaxing bubble bath.
August 26, 2020 – When it comes to a choosing a vacation destination, few places have that relaxing beach vibe with nearly perfect weather year-round like San Diego does. But the city has more to offer than coastal views and its family-friendly reputation—just look to the rich mix of hotels for proof. There are swanky downtown spots, romantic Spanish-Colonial resorts, and historic landmarks, not to mention world-class spas, championship golf courses, and an Oprah-approved wellness center. If you're in town on business or pleasure you'll find somewhere that will ensure you make the most of your trip. Here, our list of the best hotels in San Diego.
August 16, 2020 – Sometimes we don’t realize the effect stress has on our skin until the damage is already done. This is where good daily skincare routines can help.
August 7, 2020 – Join our Proprietor, Garrett Busch, for an unforgettable virtual tasting experience that pairs two of our acclaimed red wines with one of the greatest steaks you will ever find. The Manhattan Filet from Snake River Farms. Select your kit, mark your calendar, and get ready to fire up the grill in late August!
July 27, 2020 – When it comes to puppy love, Paséa Hotel & Spa knows a thing or two. From an 1,100 square foot dog park, to in-room dog amenities, and even a pet package which includes a spa day for your pup, this hotel knows how to treat a four-legged traveler. It is no wonder the resort, who embraces the nickname of Paw-séa, was named one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Dog-Friendly Hotels. Join the Paséa Hotel & Spa team for a 10-minute anatomy walk through of your pooch on how to properly give them a massage taught by the expert Aarna Spa therapists.
July 10, 2020 – Have you been scrolling through Pinterest and overwhelmed with the number of recipes at your fingertips? We’ve been there too! Lucky for all of us, the Meritage Collection has tapped all of their executive Chefs—from Hawaii to California—and they have compiled their favorite recipes (cocktails included!) for you to make at home. Here are new recipes for Meyer Lemon Jam and a cocktail perfect for Summer, from Meritage Resort & Spa Chef Jose Mejia!
July 2, 2020 – In a world with lots of uncertainty, a little bit of happiness can go a long way.
July 2, 2020 – Celebrations and holidays are a little different this year and this weekend will see less fireworks and block parties than we are used to.
June 30, 2020 – Unmasking SOS Facial Tips. While wearing a face mask has been this season's must-wear accessory, they can wreak havoc on your skin. We have tips from our pros for a beautiful “unmasking” DIY facial.
June 26, 2020 – Pets brighten up even the best days. And we know some of you may be working from home still. So, in celebration of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we are giving you some tips to make your at-home work day with your new coworker, more relaxed and stress-free.
June 23, 2020 – The Meritage Collection has tapped all of their executive Chefs—from Hawaii to California—and they have compiled their favorite recipes (cocktails included!) for you to make at home. Here is a new chicken dish for you to try from Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort Chef Noelani Planas!
June 16, 2020 – California was made for road trips and we have created the ultimate coastal guide from La Jolla to Huntington Beach, then on to the sweeping Napa vineyards. We’ve included everything you’ll need to plan your trip including the best foodie stops, most instagrammable spots and even a custom playlist.
June 16, 2020 – These days, there’s a tremendous sense of community even if all our connections are happening virtually. Which is why we’ve compiled 10 virtual drinking games to play with friends, colleagues, and family members alike.
June 10, 2020 – To get the scoop on how exceptional wine glasses help you savor even more of what great Napa wines have to offer, join us and Riedel for a wine glass webinar on Wednesday June 24th, from 5:30PM to 6:30PM PST, in partnership with Trinitas Cellars.
June 8, 2020 – For the many people who don’t live by the ocean it may seem that your daily choices don’t affect our vast waters. But shockingly they do! Our Director of Wellness and Sustainability Kenzie Vath has provided best practices to maintain clean oceans.
May 29, 2020 – Explore the flavors of the garden isle with native Kauai chef, Noelani Planas. Join the Ko'a Kea team as chef guides you through making flavorful poke bowls and coconut mojitos.
May 28, 2020 – Life’s new reality: you’re home now for at least a few weeks with your kids, not knowing how to fill time since playdates and outings are limited.
May 26, 2020 – Life’s new reality: you’re home now for at least a few weeks with your kids, not knowing how to fill time since playdates and outings are limited.
May 20, 2020 – Looking to relieve stress without leaving the house? We’ve got you. Head to your pantry, grab these items, and then fill up the bath!
May 18, 2020 – Explore the flavors of Napa-Valley with a keto twist. Join Chef Vincent Lesage as he guides you on a light, keto menu to get you ready for those days in the sun, with wine pairings from Trinitas Cellars.
May 18, 2020 – The Meritage Collection has tapped all of their executive Chefs—from Hawaii to California—and they have compiled their favorite recipes (cocktails included!) for you to make at home. Time to spice things up first with Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa Chef Vincent Savignano!
May 13, 2020 – At Meritage Collection, it is no secret we love wine. No, like we really love wine. That is why we put a bottle of Trinitas Cellars Wines from Napa Valley in every single room.
May 11, 2020 – Listen up, friends, families and loved ones: You don’t want to miss out on the best boozy milkshake recipes for your next movie night in.
May 8, 2020 – Trying to stay healthy when our daily activities are limited is rough, no question about it. But try taking this time to look at the positives!
May 6, 2020 – In recognition and celebration of National Nurses Day, our Meritage Collection family extends their gratitude and thanks to the nurses and countless healthcare workers on the front lines during this time.
May 5, 2020 – Maintain a Zen-state-of-mind while staying indoors. We asked our Area Director of Spa, Brisa Huezo, for tips on the art of staying busy and relaxed while we all stay safely at home.
April 29, 2020 – A mother’s love is instant and endless; her support, guidance, and affection stay with you your entire life. She celebrates with you during the good times, lifts you up during the bad, and lets you know you are loved every day. Tell her just how much she means to you with a relaxing Mother’s Day surprise.
April 29, 2020 – Mother's Day is right around the corner, so show her some love with a fool proof dinner with Estancia Chef, Vincent Savignano. Tune in live on Facebook as he guides you through an easy-to-prepare meal to treat mom
April 27, 2020 – The Meritage Resort and Spa’s Assistant Director of Food and Beverage and Certified Sommelier, Mike Lee, shares how to best pair dinner with the perfect Trinitas Cellars Carneros Chardonnay or Pinot Noir for a cozy night in, so you can feel like a true wine pro at home.
April 23, 2020 – Reading allows us to explore the world without ever leaving our homes. So, in honor of World Book Day, April 23rd, we thought it would be fun to share a book list inspired by our resorts. Whether it’s a beach, garden, island or countryside you’re craving, this list will transport out of your house and on an adventure.
April 20, 2020 – Join Katie Dunlop of @LoveSweatFitness as she shows you how to stay active and well in the comfort of your own room or outdoors at our celebrated destinations. Katie is a nationally recognized fitness expert that is well traveled and knows a thing or two about how to stay active on the road. We call this: Love, Sweat, Paséa
April 11, 2020 – Chef Prabeen brings his beach side grilling favorites into your home. Join us live from the Huntington Beach as Chef Prabeen Prathapan guides you step-by-step through some HB grilling favorites with wine pairings from Trintas Cellars wines.
April 10, 2020 – As most of us have shifted to working from home with social distancing measures restricting our ability to meet in person, online meetings have become the new normal. So instead of your living room or home office as your backdrop, why not brighten up those virtual meetings for you and your team members with some inspiring views from the beautiful hotels in The Meritage Collection? Sunset by the pool anyone?
April 5, 2020 – Have you been daydreaming of walking through the tropical gardens of Hawaii? Always wished you could take a trip to Italy, to marvel at Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel? Perhaps you’d even like to spend an afternoon enjoying the sight of frolicking giant pandas at San Diego’s famed zoo? Now, you can turn daydreams into reality without leaving your own couch.
April 2, 2020 – We will miss our guests' smiling faces this year for Easter brunch so we wanted to do something special for you to enjoy at home. Join us live from the Napa Valley Food & Wine Center as Chef Mackenzie Rupp guides you step-by-step through a home made Easter dinner with wine pairings from Trintas Cellars wines.
April 1, 2020 – Looking for a way to add a little relaxation and Zen time into the household? Normal life can get so hectic that we sometimes let those small, yet most precious, moments slip away from us. That is why during this time, it’s important to enjoy every moment and take advantage of being with your loved ones--but in a blissful way, of course! That’s why our Spa Director, Brisa Huezo, (a hard-working mom of three) is spilling the details on how to curate the perfect spa day at home for the family.
March 26, 2020 – Stay connected and be social with your friends and family.
March 24, 2020 – We are what we eat. And we are as productive as the space in which we work. In today’s world, separating work from our families can bring some challenges which can result in negative work performance. We've put together the best tips on how to design your home office per Feng Shui guidelines.
March 4, 2020 – Beautiful La Jolla has so many activities and attractions it’s hard to choose where to start. So we curated a list of the 5 top things to do during your spring getaway to this San Diego hot spot.
February 4, 2020 – Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa loves all things love. Whether you are planning a romantic weekend away, an indulgent spa trip with your besties, or a restorative day of self-love this charming boutique resort in Torrey Pines has the perfect package for you.
January 21, 2020 – Kick off 2020 right with a visit to Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in sunny San Diego.
December 9, 2019 – Spice up your holiday season with our DIY Holiday Cocktails!
February 4, 2019 – The right environment is key to maintaining inner peace and wellbeing while away from home.
April 29, 2018 – Experience La Jolla With Free Shuttle Service