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L’Auberge Del Mar, A Destination Hotel, is an equine-friendly major fan of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and its racing season. The resort always celebrates the excitement and thrills of Del Mar’s upcoming racing season by throwing one of SoCal’s hottest and ritziest summer bashes - the Opening Day After-Party on
. This year, other race horse themed summer happenings at the resort include a Hat Pop-Up on
, a Dry Bar Pop-Up on
, Pool Party Brunch on
, Racing Season Spa Specials and the signature M’ulep Cocktail to be sipped and savored.
At L’Auberge Del Mar during racing season:
Hat Pop-Up in the Living Room on
Thursday, July 14
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fabulous Christine A. Moore hand-fabricated hats to adorn the heads of stylish race goers will be the showstoppers at this Hat Pop-Up. Christine A. Moore Millinery has been creating famous hats for theater, television shows and celebrities like Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez for over 20 years. And her hats have won her great acclaim in the world of horse racing: NBC’s TODAY Show calls her “the milliner to the Triple Crown.” She designed the official Barbie doll derby hat and fashioned the Oaks hat for Kentucky’s First Lady and the Preakness hat for the mayor of Baltimore. The kudos go on.
Dry Bar Pop-Up in the Library on
Friday, July 15
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The horses at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club are beautiful and so are the ladies who attend the races. L’Auberge Del Mar has partnered with Dry Bar, the nation’s premier blowout experts to ensure perfect coifs for Opening Day. Two stylists will be on-hand for 20-minute dry styling appointments (curling, braiding, etc.) and to assist ladies with pinning on headpieces. The price is $40. For reservations, contact Spa L’Auberge at (858) 793-6493.
Live It Up at L’Auberge Del Mar’s Opening Day After-Party,
Friday, July 15
The only place to see and be seen after the race, L’Auberge Del Mar’s annual Opening Day After-Party kicks off on
Friday, July 15
, once the ponies have completed their final laps. From 5 p.m. to midnight, horse racing fans can don their finest hats and bow ties to enjoy: a dance experience like no other with DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega on the pool deck; jockey-themed entertainment, including go-go dancers; California-inspired culinary stations with local treats such as foie gras with pickled strawberries, ABJ (almond butter and strawberry jam) and much more; and craft beer, featured liquors and cash bars. And for the ultimate party, chic private cabanas (must be reserved) available on the resort’s Sunset and Pacific terraces - ensuring spectacular ocean views - or poolside, right in the middle of the party action.
Tickets are $229 per person plus tax up to
, and day-of party tickets on
are $250 per person plus tax.To purchase tickets from the resort’s L’Petite Boutique online, visit store.laubergedelmar.com. Please call 800-245-9757 or 858-259-1515 for more information. Go to laubergedelmar.com to sign up for L’News for more information.
Pool Party Brunch on
Saturday, July 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Main Pool
After the excitement of L’Auberge Del Mar’s Opening Day After-Party, hotel and party guests (with wristbands) are invited to a Pool Party Brunch featuring live music. Brunch dishes start at $20.
Racing Season Spa L’Auberge Specials
At Spa L’Auberge, the goal is to help guests look and feel as beautiful and well cared for as a racing beauty, so three new spa treatments are being offered during the racing season.
Starting Gate Massage allows clients to get an early start and receive the Spa’s Signature Massage between
8 and 9 a.m.
at a discounted price. 50 minutes: $125
- Run Burgundy Foot Revival is designed to relieve tired, achy feet with a treatment using refreshing hot towels and a foot and calf massage. 30 minutes: $75
- Winner’s Glow Hydrating Facial hydrates and nourishes the skin and is just the ticket after a long, sunny day at the races. 50 minutes: $135
For Spa L’Auberge appointments, call 858-793-6493.
M’ulep: A Winning Cocktail to be Enjoyed Before or After The Races
The M’ulep is a mixed breed cocktail, part Moscow Mule and part Mint Julep, which means double the pleasure. This signature thirst-quencher is created with tart lime, powerful ginger, refreshing mint and aged vodka - all making it delicious to the finish. To be enjoyed in The Living Room, Bleu Bar and KITCHEN 1540.