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Bing Crosby Party, Breeders’ Cup Opening Day After-Party, a Hat Pop-Up and Post Party Spa Treatments

DEL MAR, Calif. – L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, is the place to be for staying in style and luxury near the Del Mar Racetrack before and during this year’s 33rd annual Breeders’ Cup – the defining event of the international horse racing season with a purse of up to $6 million, held on November 3 and 4.

L’Auberge Del Mar is celebrating big since this is the first time the Cup races are being held at the iconic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club “where the turf meets the surf.”

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Party celebrates Opening Day of Del Mar’s fall race meet on Wednesday, November 1, with live music and special features to welcome the Breeders’ Cup. On Thursday, November 2, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Del Mar Traditions offers specialty drinks, a food pop-up and betting tips from resident handicappers. The culminating event is fun-filled L’Auberge Del Mar’s Breeders’ Cup Opening Day After-Party on Friday, November 3. All activities are open to resort guests and the public at no charge; food and drinks are not included.

Returning is famous hat fabricator Christine A. Moore Millinery to create a Hat Pop-Up in the Living Room from November 1 to 3. Moore has adorned stylish race goers and celebrities for more than 20 years and is named “the official hat designer of America’s Best Racing,” a multimedia fan development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club.

In addition, this year’s winning signature “Off to the Races” cocktail is created with Hudson Bourbon Whiskey, ginger beer, honey and Memphis Barbeque Bitters – all making it delicious to the finish and to be enjoyed at Breeders’ Cup events and in the Living Room, Bleu Bar, Coastline and KITCHEN 1540.

To complete the festivities, Spa L’Auberge invites all to relax, hydrate and detox with an Ocean Detox or High Tide Hydration treatment – a perfect way to finish the weekend.

Following are details about L’Auberge Del Mar’s 2017 Breeders’ Cup happenings:

L’Auberge Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Party
Wednesday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to midnight
To kick off the fall racing season, L’Auberge Del Mar invites racing aficionados to don their finest and enjoy live entertainment in the resort’s Living Room. Cocktails, including the signature Off to the Races, and bites from KITCHEN 1540 will be available for purchase.

Del Mar Traditions
Thursday, November 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight
The build up to the 33rd annual Breeders’ Cup continues with live music, specialty drinks and food pop-ups with á la carte pricing.

Breeders’ Cup Opening Day After-Party
Friday, November 3, from 5 p.m. to midnight
Home to Del Mar racing seasons’ after-parties, L’Auberge Del Mar is the place to toast the day’s winners with an Off to the Races signature bourbon cocktail and rehash the fun and excitement of the Breeders’ Cup Opening Day. Held in the Living Room, Coastline and Bleu Bar and Sunset Terrace, L’Auberge Del Mar’s Opening Day After-Party will include specialty drinks and food pop-ups with á la carte pricing and a live musical performance from 6 p.m. to midnight.

After the After-Party, Detox and Rehydrate at Spa L’Auberge
Available Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5
Attending Opening Day at the Breeders’ Cup, the Opening Day After-Party and other celebrations is not easy “work.” Party-goers can get back on track (no pun intended) with these rehydrating spa treatments at Spa L’Auberge: Ocean Detox with gentle body exfoliation, detoxifying ocean mineral body clay wrap and a replenishing body moisturizer (50 minutes, $145; 80 minutes, $195) and High Tide Hydration with a gentle body exfoliation, Alpha hydroxyl body wrap to improve skin tone, hot oil hair and scalp massage and full body massage using oil blend of hydrating sea minerals and botanical extracts (80 minutes, $195).
For Spa L’Auberge appointments, call 858-793-6493

Where: L’Auberge Del Mar
1540 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014

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For Foodies and Gardener’s: Petersham Nurseries Café

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It’s rare in our journalistic family when we venture out together to cover a story focused on both of our areas of interest – wine and food in my case and gardening for Mary. Granted, gardening and food and wine are very much related; but how often do you visit a wonderful nursery that also happens to sport a Michelin star?

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The French Connection: a Day in Provence

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For wine enthusiasts, almost nothing is as exciting as visiting a new wine region. And there are no wine regions that stir the soul and prime the palate like the legendary vineyards of France. On our most recent Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Silhouette we stopped for one day stop in working-class Toulon, France’s second largest port and gateway to the beautiful coastal towns and wine country of Provence.

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