26Apr

2017 Golden Door Cooking School

April 26, 2017 by Golden Door

Cooking school is back this year! A one-week, hands-on culinary experience focusing on organic farm-to-table cuisine and nutrition awaits you at Golden Door, the San Marcos, California, resort named 2015 “World’s Best Destination Spa” by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr. and the culinary team along with nutrition experts provide classes, tours and an opportunity to prepare and serve the class “graduation” dinner. Golden Door Cooking School welcomes participants at all levels of cooking experience.  Blogger Jessica Zanotti said of her participation, “The cooking school was incredibly informative, and I cannot express enough how knowledgeable and passionate Chef Greg Frey was. His love for food and the environment was inspiring, and his teaching technique was lighthearted, fun and hands on. All of the recipes we learned to cook were healthy and beyond delicious.” Check out her full article HERE.  Highlights of Golden Door Cooking School include …

12Apr

Brunch Recipe: Citrus Ricotta Pancakes

April 12, 2017 by Golden Door

Spring is the perfect season for a weekend brunch gathering! Bring the Golden Door straight into your home with this light yet delicious pancake recipe. These pancakes are served to our guests for breakfast and now you can treat your friends, family and yourself to the flavors of Golden Door!   CITRUS RICOTTA PANCAKES YIELD 4 CUPS BATTER INGREDIENTS 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 6 egg yolks 6 egg whites 1 cup milk Orange zest 1⁄2 cup honey METHOD Whip egg whites to soft peaks. Combine remaining wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, fold egg whites into batter. Heat griddle. Pour 1⁄4 cup servings of batter onto griddle. Cook until done on one side. Flip and cook until done. Nutrition per pancake: 120 calories, 5 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 2 grams saturated fat, 9 grams …

29Mar

Spring & Summer Speaker Series

March 29, 2017 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues this Spring and Summer welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. Trudy Goodman Kornfield, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. She also teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center, and Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, among others. Felix Lopez is a spiritual leader dedicated to bringing the practical path of healing, mindfulness and meditation in an accessible way. Drawing on an eclectic background as artist, musician, photographer, Pranic (Energy) Healer and former Buddhist monk, Felix offers a healing possibility that taps into the creative power at the root of all existence. Michael Gross, one of America’s most provocative non-fiction writers, is the author of the New …

15Mar

New This Spring at Golden Door

March 15, 2017 by Golden Door

Introducing the Shaman  Experience one of the most ancient and sacred healing traditions that allows the Shaman to facilitate a clearing of imbalances from your past, present and future to guide you towards a direction of healing. Shaman Dani Burling has studied the healing arts for 25 years and has taught the powerful healing wisdom of the shaman for the past 9 years. Her journey began as a registered nutritionist, herbalist and iridologist and then became a Reiki master, advanced Thetahealer and Clinically certified Hypotherapist. Dani is now available for private healing sessions at Golden Door! Sacred Shaman Clearing / 60 mins $245 Sacred Shaman Journey / 60 mins $245 Sacred Shaman Clearing & Journey session / 90 mins $295 New Acupuncturist  Golden Door welcomes our newest Acupuncturist, Jillian Jancic! Jillian has facilitated healing experiences for over fifteen years and  certifications in multiple massage therapy modalities and therapeutic yoga. She has a …

23Feb

Men’s Camp Options at Golden Door

February 23, 2017 by Golden Door

Flexible options available for Men’s Camps in March and in June! Everyone deserves to experience Golden Door! We are currently featuring flexible stay durations during our upcoming Men’s camps, March 5th and June 11th, so be sure to reserve your spot and put your life back on a path of serenity, purposefulness and gratitude. Call reservations at 866-420-6414 for more information. Check out the article written in Forbes about our men’s Camp HERE.   What is included in your stay: GOLDEN DOOR 3 NIGHT STAY (Based on availability for select weeks) FITNESS, SPA AND PERSONAL CARE INCLUDES: – One personal training session – In room massage for two days (Mon & Tue) – Two skin care sessions – An herbal wrap – Choice of Manicure or Pedicure GOLDEN DOOR 4 NIGHT STAY (SUN-THUR based on availability) FITNESS, SPA AND PERSONAL CARE INCLUDES: – Two personal training sessions – In room massage …

17Feb

Spring Farm Fair Event

February 17, 2017 by Golden Door

We have Spring Fever! Join us Saturday, March 25th from 9am to 3pm for Golden Door Farm Stand’s Spring Farm Fair! This event is the kick off to our soon to be regular Golden Door Farmer’s Market Saturdays- Come enjoy the festive farm atmosphere, local food vendors, live music, a kid’s craft, light refreshments and more! You can also enter to win a “Guest For A Day” experience at Golden Door with any purchase at the Golden Door farm stand- a once in a lifetime opportunity! ($1200 value) This is a chance for the community to enjoy delicious, locally-grown produce, and be a part of the Golden Door mission— 100% of Golden Door’s  profits go to select charities across the U.S. that are dedicated to transforming the lives of children. Golden Door Farm Stand 314 Deer Springs Road • San Marcos, CA • Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm

17Feb

Five Day Experience

February 17, 2017 by Golden Door

 Back by popular demand, our Best-Selling 5-Day Experience is available for select dates in April, May, June and July for $7,000.00.   We know there will be high demand for these special 5-Day Stays, so book now to reserve one of the weeks below and put your life back on a path of serenity, purposefulness and gratitude.   April 16 – 21 WOMEN’S WEEK >>BOOK NOW May 21 – 28 WOMEN’S WEEK >>BOOK NOW June 11 – 18 MEN’S WEEK >>BOOK NOW July  2- 9 WOMEN’S WEEK >>BOOK NOW July  9- 16 WOMEN’S WEEK >>BOOK NOW Did You Know  100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. that are dedicated to transforming the lives of children.

07Feb

Sunshine in a Jar

February 7, 2017 by Golden Door

Check out the latest buzz at Golden Door! We are proud to present the newest addition to our artisanal food family- Wildflower Honey. Our pure, homegrown honey is collected from Golden Door hives tended in our 600 acres of gardens and citrus groves. Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. is an experienced beekeeper who is passionate about raising honey bees to sustain our ecosystem while producing this light, refreshing treat that makes life sweeter. DO YOU KNOW HOW PRECIOUS EACH DROP OF HONEY IS? It takes 1-1/2 to 2 million flowers to produce just one pound of honey. On average, 10,000 bees will travel 55,000 miles to collect one pound of honey. Each bee contributes just 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. We are so proud of our sunshine in a jar, which is healthful with citrus notes. The Wildflower Honey, along with our many other artisanal food and beauty products were recently featured on HSN …

28Dec

First Look: 2017 Golden Door Speakers Series

December 28, 2016 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues next year welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. Christina M Ford, MD is a board-certified, Harvard-trained psychiatrist who incorporates traditional and integrative techniques to help her patients realize their fullest potential. She combines a background in psychodynamics, pharmacology and women’s mental health with a nuanced understanding of nutrition, herbal treatments, mind-body techniques and the efficacy of lifestyle changes; the result is a holistic approach in guiding people towards self-empowerment alongside mental and emotional well-being.   Kathy Kaehler is one of the most sought-after health and fitness experts in the world. Kathy is also an internationally recognized celebrity personal trainer as she continues to train A list celebrities. Some of her big name clients have been Michelle Pfeiffer, Julia Roberts, Kim Basinger and Jennifer Aniston. …

13Dec

Farm Stand Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2016 by Golden Door

Join us this Saturday, December 17, for Golden Door Farm Stand’s Holiday Celebration! Enjoy the festive farm atmosphere, gift baskets, wreath making, holiday recipes, organic fruits & vegetables, refreshments and more! Fun for the whole family! This is a chance for the community to enjoy delicious, locally-grown produce, and be a part of the Golden Door mission—100% of proceeds from all Farm Stand purchases will be donated to help children of abuse. Golden Door Farm Stand 314 Deer Springs Road • San Marcos, CA • Hours: Wed-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9am-3pm  

05Oct

Golden Door Farm Stand Grand Opening

October 5, 2016 by Golden Door

Golden Door opened a Farm Stand on October 15th, 2016! The grand opening event showcased all organic produce, food and fun for the whole family! Open four days a week year-round, the Golden Door Farm Stand sells organic produce such as herbs, kale, figs, melons, carrots, citrus, beets, eggplant, pomegranates and more from the resort’s gardens, as well as marmalades and preserves from its artisanal foods line. This is a chance for the community to enjoy delicious, locally-grown produce, and be a part of the Golden Door mission—100% of proceeds from all Farm Stand purchases will be donated to help children of abuse. GOLDEN DOOR FARM STAND HOURS: Wednesday – Fridays: 10:30 AM – 3 PM Saturdays: 9 AM – 3 PM Location: 314 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos CA 92069

10Jun

Golden Door Summer Speaker Series

June 10, 2016 by Golden Door

Our speaker series continues this summer welcoming some of the brightest minds and celebrated talent across many exciting industries. Book now for a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from our distinguished guests. To reserve your summer stay, call 866.420.6414  Arianna Huffington is co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for national reporting. She is on Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Her 15th book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, became an instant New York Times Bestseller. A self-proclaimed foodie, Beth Schiff found herself booking talent for TV, commercials and films at a time when food television was becoming a passion with the American public. She developed a deeper love, ultimately heading the casting team of Food Network’s culinary competition hit, “Chopped” (now …

14Mar

Golden Door Cooking School

March 14, 2016 by Golden Door

Golden Door Cooking School Offers Two Sessions in 2016 Prepare Organic Farm-to-Table Cuisine—and Garnish With Spa Amenities Golden Door Cooking School offers an immersive seven-day, hands-on culinary experience for guests during the week of July 31–August 7 or August 28–September 4. Full-flavored, organic farm-to-table cuisine using just-picked and locally sourced ingredients is the focus each week—with a bonus of the luxurious amenities customary at the resort, voted World’s #1 Destination Spa in 2015 by Travel + Leisure magazine. Guests gather each day for an intensive 3-hour session, working side-by-side with Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. and the Golden Door culinary team. Sessions include: Kitchen and Cooking Basics, Knife Skills, Stocks and Sauces, and Vegetable Sourcing and Preparation. For the final session, guests prepare an entire sumptuous, farm-to-table feast from scratch. Watch the Golden Door Cooking School Video HERE During the week guests also participate in educational workshops on bio-intensive gardening …

23Feb

Golden Door At-Home Foot Facial

February 23, 2015 by Golden Door

Our feet are one of the most important parts of our bodies. They carry us to and from, hold pressure points that map to our entire body including internal organs and systems, and allow us to show off great shoes! Try this simple Golden Door At-Home “Foot Facial” to provide your feet with special attention so that they look their best year-round. 1. Relax your feet in a pan of warm water infused with a few drops of Hinoki Bath & Shower Gel for 5 to 15 minutes. 2. Massage feet, ankles, and calves with Hinoki Pacific Salt Body Scrub, paying special attention to the dry areas, such as your soles and the backs of your heels. 3. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a towel (notice that your feet already feel softer and smoother). 4. Make this experience even more special…apply a drop of aromatic Yuzu Body Oil onto …

02Mar

Golden Door Skin Type Quiz

March 2, 2015 by Golden Door

We hear the word simplicity a lot these days…in every facet of life, including your skin care regime! Through time, trends are tried, but ultimately we have all learned that less is more and ensuring you have the proper basics is the key to success. Golden Door Skin Care’s philosophy has always been simple – pure, fresh, high-grade quality featuring plenty of antioxidants to help repair and defend the skin against the constant free-radical aggressors that we face daily. The first step to ensuring that you have the proper basics – cleanser, toner and moisturizer – is to determine your skin type. The following quiz will help you determine your skin type if you are unsure.   Skin Type Quiz 1. What is your skin like when you first wake up? A. Normal – very little change from the night before B. Tight and flaky C. Oily all over D. …

06Apr

Are Skin Care Toner’s Really Necessary?

April 6, 2015 by Golden Door

Golden Door Skin Care Manager, Andrea Miller, is asked this question frequently, “Are skin care toners really necessary?” and her answer immediately is “Yes!”. There are several reasons why… All skin care toners provide the final step in the cleansing process ensuring that your skin is thoroughly free of any impurities including traces of cleanser. They also ensure that your pH balance is just where it needs to be. Yes, your cleanser is pH balanced, but your tap water is not. Have you ever noticed the water stains or mineral deposit on your faucets or counter tops? Those minerals may be sitting on your skin after you rinse off your cleanser and therefore, causing your pH balance to be off slightly. When your pH balance is not where it needs to be, then all of your other products such as serums and moisturizers may not be performing to their fullest ability, …

17Feb

Golden Door At-Home Facial

February 17, 2015 by Golden Door

Take a moment for yourself and provide the pampering nourishment your skin deserves with this easy At-Home facial. 1. Cleanse your face and neck with your favorite Golden Door cleanser (Hydrating Cleansing Milk, Soothing Cleansing Foam, Balancing Cleansing Gel). 2. Create a steam bath for your face by placing a pot of boiling water in your kitchen sink. (For a special touch, add chamomile tea leaves or a drop of lavender). Create a tent over your head and the pot with a large towel. Be sure to keep your face at least eighteen inches from the water. Allow the steam to bathe your face for three to five minutes. Rinse with warm water. 3. Apply Bamboo Face Scrub. Gently massage the skin in a light, circular motion avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly with plenty of lukewarm water and a wash cloth or a cleansing sponge. Pat face and neck …

15Jan

Announcing New Eat to Detox! Class at Golden Door

January 15, 2015 by Golden Door

Our bodies are exposed to a barrage of toxic elements in our environment which can impact our overall health and well-being. A new class offered at the Golden Door by nutritionist Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, provides easy to utilize strategies to help flush out those toxins by cleaning up our lifestyle and eating the best foods to do so! Visit our Experience Pages on the website to learn more about our Nutrition Program: http://goldendoor.com/experience/nutrition/

03Feb

Golden Door At-Home Bath Treatment

February 3, 2015 by Golden Door

Treat yourself or your Valentine to a pampering Golden Door bath at home. Our signature scents – Yuzu (Japanese citrus) or Hinoki (Japanese cedar) – each offer skin conditioning, soothing and stress relief. While the Yuzu offers a sense of uplifting the spirit and the Hinoki promotes a feeling grounding & clarity. 1. Fill a bathtub with warm water. Add several pumps of Yuzu Bath & Shower Gel or Hinoki Bath & Shower Gel. 2. Light your Golden Door Orange Blossom Candle. Relax in the tub; enjoy the wonderful, healing aromas. 3. When you’re ready to get out of the tub, rinse off thoroughly and pat dry.  Place a few drops of Yuzu Body Oil into the palm of your hand.  Press your hands together, releasing the essential oils.  Pat the oil over your entire body and gently massage into your skin. 4. Follow immediately with a generous application of Yuzu …

13Feb

Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Coulis and Candied Orange Peel

February 13, 2015 by Golden Door

Normally a flourless chocolate cake is made with lots of butter, chocolate and eggs-undeniably delicious, but far too many calories and fat for a Golden Door dessert. This version is undeniably delicious and guilt-free! Use good quality chocolate with 60-70% cacao for this cake. For the Cakes: 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped 1 large egg 2 very ripe bananas ½ C mashed yam ¼ C honey 1 TB grated orange peel 3 large egg whites Pinch kosher salt 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray 8 four ounce ramekins with cooking spray until well coated and place them on a baking sheet. 2. Place a bowl over a saucepan filled with a couple inches of water; the water should not touch the bowl. Place the chocolate in the bowl and let stand until the chocolate is shiny and soft to the touch, about 10 minutes. Stir with a rubber spatula …

25Sep

Golden Door 5-Day Coed Special

September 25, 2015 by Golden Door

Our Coed Weeks have been so popular, you have asked for more of them. So, we’d like to wrap up this year by presenting a 5-Day holiday celebration December 13 – 18 with two special gifts from us to start the new year right! You’ll find out what’s in your stars for 2016 with a private, personal reading by master astrologer, Alex Bunshaft. Plus, make a serene entrance into the new year with an in-depth mindfulness lesson from Inner Wisdom guide, AnnHarriet Buck. This is the perfect holiday gift to share with someone you care about or a great little spruce-up for yourself! As ever, the full Golden Door fitness program, our superlative spa services and splendid cuisine will be at your command. We’re planning on a 20-guest minimum for this special 5-Day Retreat, so please call 866.420.6414 or e-mail reservations@goldendoor.com no later than October 30th if you are interested in joining our exclusive holiday gathering. The rate for our 5-Day Celebration is $5000 per person.

18Nov

Golden Door Bloomsdale Spinach Salad

November 18, 2015 by Golden Door

What’s for dinner? When Greg Frey Jr. visited The Talk earlier this year, he served up a delicious Bloomsdale Spinach Salad. Bloomsdale Spinach is an heirloom savoy verity of spinach known for its crinkly sweet leaves and texture. This dish is light, lively, and beautiful addition to any holiday dinner party!   Bloomsdale Spinach Salad Yield: Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 10-12oz bloomsdale spinach* leaves washed and de-stemmed 6oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled 1-2 Fair Hill Farm Fuji apples or other crisp apple large dice with skin 1 ½ – 2 cups flax crunch (See attached recipe) 2TBSP red wine vinegar 2TBP pomegranate molasses ¼ cup diced shallot ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)   Dressing: In a small skillet heat 1 tsp of EVOO and sweat shallots over medium heat till caramelized. Remove from the heat add molasses, vinegar, and remaining EVOO. Let sit and cool to room temperature.   Salad: In …

07Dec

You’re Invited: Golden Door Holiday Boutique Open House

December 7, 2015 by Golden Door

You and a guest are cordially invited… Gala Holiday Open House  at Golden Door Boutique Friday, December 18  11 a.m.–3 p.m.   For the first time, Golden Door Boutique opens for an afternoon of holiday shopping… RSVP today!  Please RSVP before Thursday, December 17, to boutique@goldendoor.com  or (760) 761-4177. A reservation is required to enter the resort. Sumptuous, earth-friendly gifts for all tastes and budgets Golden Door Jewelry, Artisan Food and Skin Care lines Home, Children’s, Travel and Meditation products Gift cards for Golden Door stays Experts to answer questions and assist with perfect gift choice Jewelry designers Skin Care consultants Artisan Food specialists Artisan Food tastings and light refreshments ‘Tis the season for charitable giving Every item purchased is, first, a special present for the recipient and, second, a charitable contribution—100 percent of Golden Door’s profits are donated to select charities dedicated to transforming the lives of children. If you cannot …

25Aug

Golden Door Smoked Salmon Recipe

August 25, 2015 by Golden Door

By Executive Chef Greg Frey Jr.  Serves 8 2 pound wild salmon filet Skin-on scaled 1 cup diamond crystal kosher salt 7-8oz hardwood chips for smoking (Apple, Alder, and/or Maple) 1 Lemon Zested and chopped fine 16oz Sour Cream or Crème Fraiche 3 TBSP Fresh chopped savory herbs (mix of any parsley, chive, chervil, thyme, dill, etc.) Place Salmon on a 9”x9” baking dish or similar skin side up. Rub the skin with 2TBSP of the salt. This seasons and cleans the skin. Turnover and mix salt with 1 TBSP water so like clumpy wet sand. Apply the salt evenly across the filet, do not rub into the flesh, should see the color of the fish through the salt layer. Let cure in the fridge for 2hours if less than .75 inches or greater than .75 inch 4.5hours. Rinse the salt from the salmon and let sit overnight loosely covered …