Jingle Shells at the Beach

With the cooler fall weather this week, it’s starting to set in that the holidays are actually just weeks away! If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday getaway, but don’t want to get on a plane or deal with holiday travel, how about singing Jingle Shells as you head to the beach for the holidays instead? Located in the heart of Southern California’s most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar, the chic coastal hideaway L’Auberge Del Mar is offering a variety of holiday-inspired specials including seasonal spa treatments, opulent cocktails and innovative holiday menus this season so you can enjoy the warm California sunshine and seasonal fun.

Jingle Shells Getaway Package

Instead of a White Christmas, let’s call it a Wake Christmas, waking up Christmas morning just steps from the Pacific Ocean. The hotel’s Jingle Shells package includes a Christmas dinner for two at KITCHEN 1540 and a cozy room where you can wait for Santa while enjoying a yuletide treat of milk and cookies. When booking this package guests receive 15 percent off the best available rate and a $150 dining credit good for dinner on Christmas Day in KITCHEN 1540 restaurant. Use promo code JOLLY.

Peppermint & White Chocolate Mini-Spa Treatments

Spa L’Auberge is offering mini-spa treatments that soothe, beautify and relax in the delicious aromas of peppermint and chocolate. The holiday mini-service menu includes: Mini Back and Shoulders Scrub and Massage, Full Body Polish, Gel Peel Facial, NuFace Lift Facial and Manicure/Pedicure (50 minutes). All services include an invigorating Peppermint Mocha Body Polish that exfoliates lifeless and dry skin to bring it back to vibrancy, as well as an application of a hydrating White Chocolate Soufflé Body Cream. Services are $70 each or pair any two for $125. With any pairing of two or more mini services, guests receive a gourmet, house-made Chocolate Peppermint Pop that includes a creamy layer of peppermint ganache on a chocolate crust with a candy cane dust.

L’Bling Bling Cocktail

Feeling a splurge coming on? You can toast the holidays with the hotels ultimate L’Bling Bling cocktail. Priced at a whopping $500, L’Bling Bling is an opulent play on the classic Sidecar and is made from the world’s finest Louis XIII cognac blended from eaux-de-vie that can be aged for up to 100 years. The cocktail also includes Grand Marnier Quintessence, another fine cognac blended with orange essence, as well as Cristal Simple Syrup made from Louis Roederer “Cristal” Champagne and sous-vide with sugar. The crowning touch is Opus One bitters, an aromatic bitters made from the amazing wine then aged with twelve other ingredients.

Christmas Dinner

L’Auberge Del Mar’s KITCHEN 1540 will offer special a Christmas menu Dinner (also offered on Christmas Eve) inspired by the principals of sustainability and presented in Chef Scott Dolbee‘s signature playful style. Classic holiday flavors combine with local, seasonal ingredients in a menu that is progressive, festive and inviting. Menu highlights include Chestnut Soup with crab apple, bacon and pumpkin; Wild Boar with black mole and white chocolate; and California Lamb with curried carrot, yogurt, mango chutney, tamarind, papadum and puffed rice. Offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and noon to 8 p.m. on Christmas Day, the three course, pre-fixe menu is $65 per adult and $32 for children under 12. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For reservations and more information visit: www.laubergedelmar.com or call 866-778-5548.

About Lindsay Taub:
Lindsay Taub is an LA-based writer/editor who covers travel, lifestyle, culture, music/arts, food, wellness, and more. She calls Los Angeles home when she's there, but prefers to leave the city for the mountains and open spaces as often as possible. She loves cooking, gardening, live music, hiking with her three rescue dogs, and rustic luxury. Follow her on instagram/twitter @lindsaytaub and follow the Pacific Punch @ThePacificPunch or email lindsaytaub58@gmail.com. Learn more at www.lindsaytaub.com and www.voyagevixens.com .***


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