We had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful day at this exquisite venue. WIPA Southern California along with Cal-a-Vie hosted an afternoon of property tours and cooking classes. Cal-a-Vie is a 200 acre private spa retreat located about 40 miles north of San Diego.
This venue offers a wedding experience like no other. They provide you and your guests 3 full days of relaxation and revitalization while you, your family and friends are celebrating your wedding. This property is nestled between lavender fields and vineyards. It has 32 private villas, 2 pools, an imported 17th century French chapel for your ceremony as well as breathtaking spaces in or outdoors for your reception.
This was a wonderful afternoon!! We were treated to 5 star service and dining. We also had the pleasure of cooking demonstrations by Leslie Durso a southern California vegan chef. Leslie shared her passion for a “whole food”, well balanced lifestyle. We tasted several delicious recipes such as smoothies, garlic kale chips and power palles. All great foods to keep us moving on a busy wedding day!!!
Following the demonstration, the Cal-a-Vie staff showcased the property by showing us the villas, common areas, spa, chapel and more. The quality of design and workmanship of the buildings and grounds make you feel as if you are in the French countryside. To say the least everything about this property was stunning.