February 17, 2021 – A random act of kindness is a task that one performs for another person out of pure, selfless kindness with the sole intention to put more kindness out there into the world.
Random Acts of Kindness: Wellness Wednesday
The Napa Valley Vine Trail: Touring the Valley by Bike
February 17, 2021 – Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or with a passel of kids, you should check out the Napa Valley Vine Trail. The coalition that built it is a local nonprofit that aims to construct a walking/cycling trail system that will connect the entire Napa Valley. Upon completion, there will be 47 safe and continuous miles of level, paved, dog-friendly trail stretching from the ferry terminal in Vallejo to Calistoga.
Cooking with the Collection
January 19, 2021 – 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 recipes for Olive & Hay's Meyer Lemon Jam and a cocktail perfect for Spring and Summer, from Meritage Resort & Spa Chef Jose Mejia!
Mental Health: Wellness Wednesday
January 13, 2021 – Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Therefore, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood
Top 5 Most Romantic Spots in Napa
January 12, 2021 – It’s no secret that Napa Valley is one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful area of Northern California, here are our Top 5 romantic things to do in Wine Country.
In-Room Adventures. Fresh New Experiences.
January 11, 2021 – Explore new ways for you to have a new, enriching, indulgent – and safe - experience without even leaving the luxe comfort of your beautiful room (or suite!)
Six-Day Self-Love Reset
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 6, 2021 – Whether you own or rent, we spend a lot oftime at home - especially during shelter inplace! Take some time this week to makesure your home is helping you stay healthy!
Visualization – The Key to Realizing Your Dreams
January 5, 2021 – Visualization is about harnessing the power of those thoughts.
Let Love Rule: Safer Celebrations with Micro-Weddings, Minimonies and More
January 4, 2021 – Whether a palm-lined beachfront, a cozy garden courtyard, or a mountainside with a sweeping vista, outdoor wedding venues have always been desirable.
New Year's Resolutions for Your Health
December 30, 2020 – What better way to start the New Year than with a commitment to your Health and Well-being?
Spirit of Giving
December 23, 2020 – The true Spirit of giving is doingfor others with no expectation ofgain. It might be a gift youbought, one you made or thegift of time to benefit others.Giving means different things to different people.
Celebrate the Holidays at The Meritage & Vista Collina
December 22, 2020 – mykatlife.com - Virtually every year, I have taken at least one trip up to Wine Country with friends to taste some wines and eat around town. However, things have been a bit different this year in terms of hanging out with friends. I was grateful for the opportunity to visit both The Meritage and Vista Collina (sister resorts) in Napa to experience some holiday cheer.
Top 3 DrinksGiving Cocktail Recipes
November 19, 2020 – DrinksGiving is the ultimate homecoming celebration, in-person or virtually. Celebrated the night before Thanksgiving.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
November 19, 2020 – We asked Chef Lesage from The Meritage Resort and Spa to share with us his favorite holiday cookie recipe. Now we want to share it with you.
Women in Wine of Napa and Sonoma Valleys
November 18, 2020 – Spa Terra will be featuring a different winery and winemaker each month and offer an opportunity to learn more about the Women in Wine of Sonoma and Napa Valley with a complimentary splash. This series will be featured during the months of November 2020 - March 2021, for guests of Spa Terra. We hope you will join in celebrating these inspiring and dedicated Women of Wine with us! Explore the different mediums here to learn more about Women in Wine in Sonoma and the Napa Valley.
FALL SELF CARE
October 12, 2020 – Autumn is a natural time for self-reflection and thankful hearts. It creates awareness for changing of the seasons and with that we shed our summer mind and give in to the cooler comforts of fall. We believe that this is a wonderful time of year for self-care as we prepare for the busy holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite self-love moments to try as we usher in a new equinox.
Alternative Creamers Taking Over National Coffee Day
September 29, 2020 – It may seem like a simple morning beverage, but the truth is there are thousands of ways to dress up your traditional cup of joe.
NEW BEGINNINGS: THE FALL EQUINOX
September 22, 2020 – Hello Fall! Autumn has arrived with crisp weather in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes at local coffee shops.
Love Yourself This Labor Day Weekend
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.
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! Staying at Vista Collina? Upgrade to one of our suites and order the kit. We'll deliver to your room so you can enjoy the tasting and cook in your suite's kitchen.
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.
Cabana Lounging in the Napa Valley
July 24, 2020 – The sun is shining, and summer is in full swing in Napa Valley. It's the perfect time of year to slow down, relax, and enjoy the beauty of wine country from a private cabana.
Top 6 Things to do in Napa this Summer
July 20, 2020 – It’s no secret there’s something special about Napa Valley. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful area of Northern California, it boasts an ideal blend of soil, climate, and terrain along with vintners dedicated to perfecting their craft.
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 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?
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.
COUCHELLA A.K.A HOW TO PARTY TOGETHER IN A TIME OF SOCIAL DISTANCING
March 26, 2020 – Stay connected and be social with your friends and family.
How to Organize Your Home Office to Boost Productivity
March 24, 2020 – “In its highest and purest form, good Feng Shui signifies perfect alignment between inner and outer worlds.” - Lada Ray
9 Tasting Rooms, 1 Extraordinary Resort – Vista Collina
February 18, 2020 – It’s no secret there’s something special about Napa Valley. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful area of Northern California, it boasts an ideal blend of soil, climate, and terrain along with vintners dedicated to perfecting their craft.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley
January 13, 2020 – There’s something particularly special about Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley.
Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Napa This Winter
December 1, 2019 – A luxuriously relaxed pace. Delightfully uncrowded wineries. A truly idyllic landscape. These are just a few of the reasons to visit Wine Country in winter.
Stay Well, and Thrive, While on the Road
February 4, 2019 – The right environment is key to maintaining inner peace and wellbeing while away from home.
The 10 Best Napa Valley Wine Country Resorts
September 25, 2018 – NAPAVALLEY.COM - You’ve heard it said that “it takes a village.” This is definitely true at Napa Valley’s new Vista Collina Resort set on 11 lush acres, a short drive from downtown Napa. Foodies and wine lovers will enjoy The Village at the resort with nine wine and brew tasting rooms, an artisanal market, boutiques, and a community lawn for Wine Country picnics and concerts.