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Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
For more than 20 years, Cal-a-Vie, a French Provencal spa, has brought the essence of Europe to Vista, Calif. Cal-a-Vie visitors are invited to take part in three-, four- and seven-night packages that provide services intended to aid in overall health, wellness and utter relaxation. (The packages feature gourmet spa cuisine, fitness classes, beauty and spa treatments, mind-body awareness programs and health and nutrition lectures.) Cal-a-Vie’s European Plan is a relaxation seeker’s ultimate fantasy, featuring seven days of sheer sumptuousness. In addition to 16 spa treatments—that range from thalassotherapy to a hot-stone massage to hair and scalp treatments—guests are invited to take part in a cooking demo, a make-up application, a fitness evaluation, a nutritional lecture and more. What’s more, after a day that does a body good, Cal-a-Vie visitors get to spend their nights drifting away in their own private villa, complete with a sundeck or balcony, gorgeous antique furnishings and—perhaps most important—a king-size bed outfitted with Frette linens.