Fit for a Queen

Looking Forward to Spring


August 28, 2014
Words by Shana Kinnerup
Photos courtesy of Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Resort

While we just recently celebrated the launch of our Fall/Winter 2014 issue, we’re already looking forward to spring. With so many amazing destinations already lined-up to be featured, it’s hard to wait. So, we’re offering up a preview of one of the stunning properties for which you’ll find a full write-up and review about in our Spring/Summer 2015 issue.

If you dare to dream big, wake up to the reality of Cal-a-Vie Health Spa Resort in the rolling hills of Southern California. Imagine a platinum wedding, dipped in gold and served on a silver platter. It’s an experience and destination that certainly every bride deserves (although far less may have the means to realize).

I found myself escaping my own mind during my experience, because this place is truly phenomenal. I was the queen of my own castle, and the staff made sure I knew this. This is the experience that each and every guest of this property takes away with them. 

Imagine exchanging your vows on the Cal-a-Vie hilltop, inside a 400-year-old candle-lit chapel, surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and lavender fields. Move to the 300-year-old L’Orangerie just next door for a reception fit for royalty. Both buildings have been relocated directly from Dijon, France, and they ooze warmth, romance and elegance.

For the full story, stay tuned for Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2015 issue and to learn more in the meantime, visit

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