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Vegas - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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WARMING ROOM AND SCALLOP PHOTOS COURTESY OF BERNARDUS LODGE & SPA; POOL COMPLEX AND HILLTOP YOGA PHOTOS COURTESY OF CARMEL VALLEY RANCH; PINOT TASTING BOTTLES PHOTO COURTESY OF WRATH WINES; IL TEGAMINO PHOTO COURTESY OF IL TEGAMINO from the time you're in the saddle until you're on two legs again. Hungry post-ride? Nibble a steamed artichoke at e Choke Coach at Pezzini Farms (460 Nashua Road, Castroville, 831.757.7434, before trekking to the Forbes triple four-star-rated Bernardus Lodge & Spa in Carmel Valley (415 W. Carmel Valley Road, 831.658.3400, for luxe lounging: the 50-minute A Dozen Roses experience ($160), with a full-body rose clay application to remove impurities, a Moroccan rose aromatherapeutic oil massage and a glass of Bernardus' blush rosé; and dinner at Lucia. Reserve the chef 's table (from $225 per person, two-guest minimum) to feast your eyes on the action of gourmand Cal Stamenov's kitchen (he'll create your unique menu) and the signatures scrawled around your booth (Julia Child, Leonardo DiCaprio, recent visitor Kate Upton). Other Lucia highlights: the scallops and seasonal abalone rouge; the latter's texture is a dream. And a dip in the adults-only infinity hot tub back at CVR ensures a sound sleep. DAY 3 Greet your final morning with a sun salutation during a complimentary 90-minute yoga session on CVR's hilltop platform overlooking Robinson Canyon ($150 for private individual class, outdoor yoga returns Memorial Day weekend). Brunch at Valley Kitchen in the lodge comes next; executive chef Tim Wood is inspired by the local produce and the backgrounds of his guests and staff. It's why chili chicken wings with salt and honey harvested on-site and Vietnamese rice paper rolls made to order are on the menu. And later this year, savor the creamiest cheese you'll ever taste from the property's new tribe of goats. With bellies full, cruise to the quaint Carmel-by- the-Sea to savor sweet nectar. A Wine Walk passport ($100, provides access to a dozen-plus tasting rooms and never expires. Sip varietals from Wrath Wines (team it with a trio of cheeses, including East of Edam) and Silvestri Vineyards, whose Grammy-winning namesake has scored upward of 100 films (think Flight) and is buddies with Giuseppe Panzuto, owner of the pint-size dinner spot Il Tegamino (south side of Ocean Avenue, between Lincoln and Monte Verde in the Court of the Golden Bough, 831.250.5790, It's walk-in-only and so personal that Panzuto often delivers the dishes. e taste of the sauteed octopus, with its lemony potato olive-oil puree; the crab seafood ball (from the meatball bar); and the homemade cannoli with lush, light ricotta (a dessert special) linger—much like the memory of Monterey. 7 10 8 12 9 11 7. The warming room at The Spa at Bernardus Lodge 8. A seasonally changing scallop dish (shaved black truffles, snap peas, freshly foraged chanterelles) at Lucia 9. Outside the main lodge at Carmel Valley Ranch: a saltwater swimming pool, infinity hot tub and cabanas 10. Hilltop yoga with a view of Robinson Canyon's natural chaparral 11. Wrath Wines' pinot tasting bottles 12. A peek inside Il Tegamino's charming patio for alfresco dining 9 7 V E G A S S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M

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