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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018

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peppers, tzatziki quinoa tabbouleh and roasted turnips; and Ras El Hanout spiced duck breast with rhubarb, English peas, Swiss chard, and bar- ley onion soubise. Sommelier guided wine tast- ings, cooking classes and private catered events help guests dive deeper into the coastal cuisine featured at the resort. Popular daily activities include excursions to stunning local beaches and hikes; guests can sign up for guided tours. The famous Japanese hot baths are a fitting way to unwind at the proper- ty, along with soaking in two heated outdoor pools, one of which is clothing optional. In the late afternoon, wine and cheese is pre- sented at the Social House, which offers board games and pool, a library and music room, and a bar room. "Guests meet each other and talk or play a game together," Jetton says. "A lot of people really enjoy the social aspect." A library and fitness center are also tucked off a path that winds around the property past various seating nooks and chairs crafted out of fallen Redwood trees. Otherworldly wedding ceremonies take place on the edge of the ocean, on a stunning ocean meadow lawn, or in the "Redwood Cathedral" and the "Redwood Circle of Life," magical spots tucked amongst the massive trees. Art classes from renowned local painters and photographers, yoga, spa treatments, wellness workshops, and mushroom foraging excursions are among the many creative activities. "It's a place to come when you want to con- nect with your partner or take the time to read a book," a frequent guest explains. "You really get taken away by the beauty. It's a feeling of automatically becoming relaxed and calm. You really want to focus on those aspects of yourself while you are there." Ventana Big Sur is located at 48123 High- way 1, Big Sur, Calif. For mor information call 831/667-2331 or visit 288 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 8 Water features, winding hiking paths and special spots under the trees to sit and reflect are some of the meditative aspects of Ventana.

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