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GETAWAY LA JOLLA

GENLUX

California Craftsman

In breathtaking detail, Bill Evans paints an authentic homage to the late 19th-century, craftsman-style of architecture. From top to bottom, his Lodge at Torrey Pines is a masterpiece that reflects this cherished style.

MUST STAY:

Geez, it’s already been more than 15 years since I last reviewed the Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. It still stands, precisely as I’d remembered it. A stunning example of the early 1900s’ craftsman-style— dripping with details found in the original Greene & Greene residences. Here, you’ll find wonderfully-executed leaded-glass windows similar to those found on the famed William R. Thorsen House. The lamps, the moldings, the wood—everything about this resort is put together like a cherried-out vintage automobile.

MUST GOLF:

MUST DINE:

Taking its name from the early 20th-century California artist, A.R. Valentien, the Lodge’s signature fine-dining restaurant is led by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson who knows how to orchestrate a culinary symphony. Try the 28-Day Dry Aged Prime Rib Eye Steak with charred Sierra Gold Potatoes, Red Onion, Spigarello, Fava Beans, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette. More recently, I’ve opted a pescatarian lifestyle, so this was a stupendous swan song.

Save for one errant golf shot that landed—somewhat softly—on our suite’s front porch (thank you, large pine tree), we savored our 18thgreen views of the 7,258-yard, Torrey Pines golf course. There are two championship courses to challenge your game, and guests enjoy priority tee times.

MUST SPA:

Leave your cell phones in your suite and make it over to the Spa Torrey Pines for a relaxing Couples Massage. A duo of expert therapists performs a pair of melting massages in the same candlelit room.

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@GENLUX HOLIDAY 2017 issue. A publication dedicated to luxury Fashion + Philanthropy. Our cover story: ROCHELLE GORES FREDSTON, the founder...

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