Landscape Architecture

Rancho La Puerta - A stunning setting for a Spa

Rancho La Puerta Stonework Bench Photo © Alice Joyce

The beauty of the natural setting has a transformative effect at Rancho La Puerta spa, set in the foothills of Mount Kuchumaa, in Tecate, Mexico.

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Foodie Havens

Bardessono - Beguiling on a Winter Day

Bardessono Magnolias Photo © Alice Joyce

Bardessono resort in Napa Wine Country is California’s first LEED Platinum certified hotel. Artwork, venerable olive trees and perennial plantings, and stunning fountains distinguish the hotel’s contemporary architecture, the restaurant, spa and courtyard settings.

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Culinary Gardens

La Cocina que Canta .. The Kitchen that Sings!

RLP Wooly thyme and Paving La Cocina Photo © Alice Joyce

La Cocina que Canta! The Kitchen that Sings: Cooking School & Culinary Center at Rancho La Puerta. Lush six-acre kitchen gardens of Tres Estrellas are located a bit north of the Rancho’s main landscape, with beautiful vistas of Mt. Kuchumaa

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