SWe had a fabulous time in Santa Barbara staying for three nights at El Capitan Canyon resort. It’s just north of Santa Barbara, and Glenn’s niece Holly has a friend who works there so that’s how we found out about it. It’s part of the new trend of “Glamping” or glamour camping that I saw written up in Sunset and 805 magazines. Camping is becoming trendy, but not everyone wants to stay in a tent or camper and you can get room service and your towels changed with a phone call.
We stayed in the The Peace Tree Village where there were a lot of families, which could be expected during the summer months. But it was a great place for families with bikes and a pool and all kinds of trails and a beach across the road. We finally got our paddle boards off the rack and into the ocean. We went out for two days and had nice paddles. The first day we saw a seal who stayed pretty close by us for several minutes, surfacing and diving. Lots of kelp along the coast and the water was warm enough that we didn’t need a wet suit.
Saturday night there was a band and a Bar-B-Que with most of the guests and it appeared a lot of neighbors come by to dance. The music was classic rock from the 1960s and 70s with a little surfer music thrown in. They also invited guests from the audience to come up and sing or play. But not us! Really fun time was had by all.
Speaking of glamour, we were invited to tea at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Montecito by my author Rhonda Byrne. We had a lovely three hour visit and had the most wonderful afternoon tea and luscious crumpets and sweets. There were beautiful flowers all over Montecito including this hibiscus.
We also had nice visit with Glenn’s niece Holly, her husband Justin and their two children before we packed our bags Sunday night. We left Santa Barbara early Monday morning heading to Beverly Hills.
Met on Monday a.m. with Dr Uzzi Reiss, a OB/GYN who specializes in Bio-Identical Hormones. I had heard him speak at the Sun Valley Wellness conference in May and was so impressed I built in an appointment to see him into our trip. I am now loaded down with various cremes and pills that I will build into my day. Glenn and I were both impressed with him. Suzanne Somers also writes about him in her books.
Also planned on seeing an incredible Qi Gong healer Ting-Jue Zhou, who I had seen last year on the recommendation of a friend. I’m seeing him for five sessions this time, once a day this week. Incredible healer and teacher of martial arts. There are videos of Master Zhou you can watch on YouTube where he walks over rice paper suspended in the air. He’s a living treasure in China, but lives and teaches now in LA.
We are staying with our dear friends Mary and Don Kelly in Newport Beach over the next few days in their lovely home. We are really looking forward to spending this time with them. It’s great to spend time with other unlimited thinkers! Tonight they have some fun planned for us and I will share with you soon!