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New York City->Del Mar

Drove 3000 miles to Del Mar Races and played my favorite numbers 836 which now appear on my license plate. Smiles

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Best Friends

My best friends and I have been going to opening day for as long as I can remember, any way we can go, by party bus or somehow hitching rides so we don't have to deal with parking...my best friend Brett would fly out from Hawaii just for this day and the last time he could make it he won every race he bet on, he always did! That kid could bet on anything and win! He has recently passed away but all of us are carrying on the opening day tradition with him in spirit. This party would be just one more thing that he would definatley not miss out on if he were with us today!

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The Race is On!

With less than a week away for the Opening Day festivities at the Del Mar Racetrack, L’Auberge Del Mar is buzzing with anticipation for the Opening Day After-Party. This sure bet for fabulous post-track fun is the perfect way to top off the evening.

If you would like to get in on this exclusive event, we have just the opportunity for you. Blog about your favorite memory at Opening Day for a chance to win two free tickets to our Opening Day After-Party. Don’t forget to include photos, videos and those extra details for a little extra sparkle. To enter your blog, click here.

The winner will be notified via email on July 18th.

Good luck!

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Sweet Beats at the Opening Day After-Party

Just 8 days until the horses hit the track...where are you celebrating on the big day?  We have just the place.

The Opening Day After-Party at L'Auberge Del Mar is shaping up to be the party of the night.  Sweet eats from KITCHEN 1540, killer cocktails from San Diego's leading mixologists...oh, and did we mention the view?  It gets better: the areas best DJ's have come on board to serve up the sweetest beats, just for you.

Known for his multi-genre love of music, DJ FishFonics, a SoCal favorite, will be mixing it up with an ocean view on the Pacific Terrace.  Joining him will be three-time winner of the San Diego Music Award for Best DJ, DJ Gabe Vega.  This gent blends in his local San Diego roots to create the sweetest sounds and suffice to say, we can't wait to hear what these two come up with. 

For the fine folks sipping lovely libations from Bleu Bar, we have a special treat.  DJ Noel 2033 and sidekick Chuck Prada (you just might know him as the Black Eyed Peas' incredible percussionist) will be spinning poolside on the Ocean Terrace.

No matter where you end up at the Opening Day After-Party, it's certain to be fabulous.  To purchase tickets or reserve a private cabana, head to our opening day social hub. We can't wait to see you here.

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Contest Entry: Savoring the Good Things in Life

My boyfriend took me to this hotel for my birthday last year. I have been wanting to go for the last couple of years because I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. He took me to KITCHEN 1540 for my birthday dinner and as soon as I walked in I fell in love. We had a bottle of red wine and the delicious chicken and beautiful black cod and I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. I fell in love with the ambiance, the food, the dim lighting, the warmth of the fireplace we were sitting next to, the delicious wine and with such amazing company I thought to myself what can get better than this. I really had this feeling of pure happiness and contenment. Were already planning my birthday there again this year. It was one of the moments I will truly savor forever.

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Details, Details

We are so lucky.

Here at L'Auberge we get some of the classiest brides.  Brides who really know their stuff and have incredible vision for their big day.  Randi was definitely one of those brides.

Randi and her fiancee David came to the resort earlier this year with a plan to create a fabulous seaside wedding in a short four months.  With the help of the incredibly talented Karen Tran and Jennifer Dailard, they definitely succeeded.  From the ceremony carpeted in rose petals to the handmade menus and intricate centerpieces, this June wedding day was crafted with perfect detail.

Check out some of the stunning photos from this stylish couple's wedding day below (and many thanks to Darin Fong for providing these). 

Congratulations, Randi and David.  May your years to come be filled with thoughtful details and sweet surprises!

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The Adventure Begins.

Your next culinary adventure at KITCHEN 1540 July 16th...have you made your reservation yet?

We're in the midst of a big change at KITCHEN 1540 and we can't wait to share it with you.  From a diverse new menu offering bites in all sizes and a daily menu freshly inspired by the day's best offerings to vibrant updates to the interior, this change is a good one.  A really good one.

To help us all endure the anticipation of the arrival of 1540's new digs, we're throwing a contest covering your favorite experience diving into the menu.  Two lucky winners will join us in welcoming the new KITCHEN 1540 at our private opening party on July 15th.  We have a soft spot for photos and videos, so don't hesitate to spice up your entry with a little extra kick.

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Sparkling Love

Hi there! Recent L'Auberge bride here...I just got home from my destination wedding at L'Auberge Del Mar, and I wanted to take a minute to blog about my experience in Del Mar - IT WAS WONDERFUL! Working with Kecia and the staff at L'Auberge was absolutely delightful. On top of that, it is a GORGEOUS location and the food is delicious! I mean, what more could a bride ask for when planning the wedding of her dreams? We were so lucky to be joined by our close family and friends and getting to spend that day together when I married my true love was just magical! Some of my favorite memories were...Walking down the aisle and seeing my groom for the first time... My dad giving me away....Saying "I DO!"...Kissing that first kiss as husband & wife...Dancing and laughing with our friends & family...Ending the evening with a sparkle & a smile! It truly is a magical place to have a wedding...and we can't wait to go back! - Jessica

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