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.
Our Pawséa Holiday Gift Guide
November 18, 2020 – It’s no secret we love to pamper pets. There is a reason we were named Best Pet Friendly Hotel in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards (humble brag). That is why we rounded up our favorite holiday gifts to give your four-legged bestie for the holidays.
6 Things to do on the Water
November 4, 2020 – We are the official Surf City USA, so a visit practically requires a surf sesh—or at least that you witness one. Our rich surf heritage dates all the way back to 1914, when George “Father of Modern Surfing” Freeth first demonstrated surfing at the Huntington Beach Pier. Since then, Huntington Beach’s surf culture has evolved through decades of legendary surfers, surf shops, surfboard shapers, and surfing contests.
Most Instagrammable Spots in Huntington Beach
September 28, 2020 – The question in Huntington Beach, Calif., will never be what to snap a photo of — but what not to shoot! There’s a reason the quality of life ranks high in this seaside resort. Its 10-mile beach toasts under lots of sunshine and 85-degree days, which attracts swarms of fun lovers and sun lovers. Locals boast of having an “endless summer.” With an average of 281 sunny days each year, it’s a hard point to argue.
Go From Dull Skin To Glowing After Wearing a Face Mask
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.
Virtual Tasting with Garrett Busch
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!
MC Master Tips: Pampering Your Pup
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.
Cooking with the Collection
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!
Reconnecting with Nature in Huntington Beach
July 2, 2020 – Discover unforgettable places and amazing wonders. Huntington Beach is home to some of the best parks, reserves, and wetlands. The city is home to about 70 parks, featuring the largest park in all of Orange County, Huntington Beach Central Park or the largest saltwater marsh along coastal California, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Explore the Shipley Nature Center, featuring 18 acres of California native habitat and a regular stopping place for monarch butterflies. Want to reconnect with nature? Here’s how.
5 Ways Your Home Can Make You Feel Better (Right Now)
July 2, 2020 – In a world with lots of uncertainty, a little bit of happiness can go a long way.
Celebrating with the Collection
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.
Spa at Home: Unmasking Facial Tips
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.
Working from Home with Pets
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.
Cooking with the Collection
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!
Virtual Drinking Games
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.
US 101 Road Trip
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.
Wine Glassware Class & Virtual Tasting
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.
The Oceans Were Made for You and Me
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.
hawaiian flavors cooking class
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.
Cooking with the Collection for National Hamburger Day
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.
Unplug the Electronics and Plug into Family Time
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.
Spa at Home with Items Found in Your Pantry
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!
Keto Live Cooking Class
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.
Cooking with the Collection
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!
Shapes & Pleasures – Wine Glassware 101
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.
Movies and Milkshakes
May 11, 2020 – Listen up, friends, families and loved ones: You don’t want to miss out on the best milkshake recipes for your next movie night indoors.
Since We Have Some Time...
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!
Ways to Give Back - National Nurses Day
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.
The Art of Staying Busy
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.
How to Surprise Mom with Extra Pampering this Mother's Day
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.
Facebook Live: Fool Proof Mother's Day
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
How to Properly Pair Dinner + Wine for a “Night In,” According to a Certified Sommelier
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.
5 Books to Read for World Book Day
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.
At Home Fitness with Katie Dunlop
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
Facebook Live: Beach Grilling Class
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.
5 Zoom Backgrounds to Inspire Your Next Conference Call
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?
10 Bucket-List Attractions Without Leaving Home
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.
Easter Brunch Live Cooking Class
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.
DIY SPA DAY FROM THE PROS
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.
How to Organize Your Home Office to Boost Productivity
March 26, 2020 – How to Design Your Home Office Per Feng Shui Guidelines
COUCHELLA A.K.A HOW TO PARTY TOGETHER IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
March 25, 2020 – Entertainment for all ages during social distancing
Top 5 Beachy Ways to Celebrate the Holidays
November 22, 2019 – Huntington Beach, California celebrates the holidays like nowhere else – and we’ve rounded up the Top 5 Beachy Ways to make your visit memorably merry. An ideal home base from which to explore all that Surf City USA has to offer, Paséa Hotel & Spa is steps from the beach and all the holiday happenings.
Cooking With Fire: Tanner’s Restaurant at Paséa in Huntington Beach
January 25, 2018 – Cooking with fire is an ancient art form—one that Tanner’s restaurant at Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach is perfecting
Peruse Custom Artworks At Paséa Hotel & Spa
January 25, 2018 – Peruse Custom Artworks At Paséa Hotel & Spa