Revival at L’Auberge Del Mar

If the eye-popping drama of the Pacific Coast is your idea of heaven, then San Diego’s refurbished L’Auberge Del Mar should be your next destination
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A fire pit (and sunset view) lures guests outside for a nightcap after dinner at L’Auberge Del Mar.

L’Auberge Del Mar, the 121-room resort on 5.2 acres of beautifully landscaped property along the coastline north of San Diego, sits high above the crashing sea, ideally situated for taking advantage of this glorious slice of California.

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The resort urges guests to “sleep with the windows open.”

The recently completed renovation of guest accommodations and public spaces by designer Barclay Butera translates his signature coastal-chic wizardry into a palette of crisp whites and neutrals augmented by ocean blues and sea glass greens. You’ll love the clever accents, such as smartly striped hall carpeting and gold and cream grass cloth walls. Seashells and coral pieces underscore Butera’s love of nature, while curated artwork, such as the dramatic surf and sea images by photographer Aaron Chang, will inspire you to grab a surf- board and head into the foam. Guest rooms and suites have patios or balconies overlooking the coast or Del Mar village, and many have fireplaces to cozy up to when the Pacific fog rolls in.

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Enjoy California cuisine alfresco under a tented pavilion near the pool.

The 5,000-square-foot full-service Spa L’Auberge is a serene oasis that offers soothing treatments with a beach house ambience. Be sure to savor the lively Kitchen 1540’s coastal cuisine by chef Nathan Lingle. If you can tear yourself away from the resort, check out the fashionable Del Mar Plaza shopping district and the Cedros Avenue Design District, a two-and-a-half-block potpourri of one-of-a-kind shops, galleries, and farmers markets.

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After spa treatments that draw from the ocean setting, guests relax in stylish comfort.

Plan your visit to L’Auberge Del Mar: 858-259-1515,

By Marion Laffey Fox

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