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Play Hooky San Diego! Del Mar's Opening Day Comes But Once A Summer...

Race related festivities make for a full day of specialty cocktails, track fashion and parties with the who’s who of Del Mar’s biggest day. L’Auberge Del Mar is officially where it’s at again this year; our bars open at 8am with real time race coverage and our world renowned Opening Day After-Party takes place 5pm to midnight.

Tickets for the party are available online through July 15th at www.openingdayafterparty.com . A ticket gets you in the door, delicious eats from the award-winning culinary team, entertainment from our favorite San Diego DJs Gabe Vega and FishFonics, and of course the signature striking view of a July sunset over a dazzling sea of hat-sporting humanity.

New this year are 'Vignette' spaces with bottle service and an expanded beverage offering of the best Del Mar has to offer, including some of the finest bourbons around and themed libations from Maker’s Mark, Grey Goose and Perrier-Jouët, as well as a consummate Bloody Mary bar the morning after.

Go to www.openingdayafterparty.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

For Vignettes, Cabanas and Bottle Service Call: (858) 375-6769.
Stay where you play...Call Reservations: (800) 245-9757.

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Don’t Miss Out on Opening Day at the Del Mar Races 2014

We’re dreaming about fascinators, track hats and trifectas; eagerly counting down the days to Del Mar’s track season and our Official Opening Day After-Party!

This year, we’re excited to introduce CLUB 1540 “The Club within the Party”.
For just one night we are transforming KITCHEN 1540 into a very exclusive, limited access, nightlife experience. Celebrity disc jockey DJ Naka G with opening acts DJ NOEL 2033 and Rico De Largo provide a spirited vibe, perfect for the dance floor. CLUB 1540 is all about ultra-VIP service; there will be hosted champagne, 6-courses of tray passed eats from KITCHEN 1540’s new menu and bottle service with signature spirits.

This exclusive San Diego party is limited to 200 guests and includes admission to the regular party.


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Live Happy San Diego... Our Workday De-Stressers!

Need a post-work Detox? Spa L’Auberge has some weekday wellness recommendations for you.
On your way home, (whether walking, biking, driving or sitting in traffic), take three deep breaths and think about 3 POSITIVE things that happened today.  It could be lunch with good company, someone complimented you on a project you’ve been working on, or you helped out a coworker, etc. …just three things.  Then turn your concentration to one great thing you are going home to. This could dinner, children, a TV show, or putting on your comfy clothes.  Affirmative thoughts can naturalize any negative activity and increase positive outcomes.  Do these for one week and you will soon find that Life is Good!

Some physical enhancements to this method would be:

  1. Keep Essential Oil In Your Car - put a couple drops on a tissue and place it in the vent.  We like Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax essential oil (available at Spa L’Auberge).
  2. Heat Your Neck & Shoulders – just five minutes will release tension; this is great for those of us that type all day. Take a nice hot shower when you get home, letting the water run on the back of your neck.
  3. Stretch - let go of the muscles that are holding on tight to your full day’s work. A couple yoga poses when you get home can work wonders.
  4. Kick Off Those Shoes - rub your feet and toes with a peppermint lotion to increase circulation and relaxation then cover your feet up with a pair of socks to secure that extra moisture.
  5. Hydrate – often, we pump ourselves up with caffeine and energy drinks throughout the day to keep our body going, but it’s important to drink water to hydrate your body. Day-spa-it at home with your own infused water simply by adding some fresh cut fruit to your HO.
  6. Gratitude – it’s the number one cure to stress!  Tell someone you love or appreciate them; we all have challenges that are hard to meet and maintain, remember that we have a choice in how we handle each day and sometimes the tough stuff teach us to be grateful for all sorts of people, places and things elsewhere in our lives.
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Opening Day at the Races in Del Mar

Del Mar’s favorite day of the year is just around the corner: Opening Day (at the Del Mar Race Track). Don your fascinators and party hats and join us for San Diego’s most exclusive summer event: The L’Auberge Opening Day After-Party!

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San Diego Summers

The summer season kicks off with one of San Diego’s best events - the San Diego County Fair. With a 2013 theme of “Game On!” the fair will highlight classic games and show how these have evolved over the years; from board games and pinball, to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our dreams.


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Best Party Venues in Del Mar

Planning a party? Let us dazzle your friends! Our signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540 is ideal for any celebration and new L'Party Planners are ready to help with everything from theme ideas and decorations to photography for events starting at 10 people.

We're dedicated to making your party planning easy: L'Party Planners provide an intimate knowledge of the menu and setting and have the creativity to make any occasion full of revelry and fun. We love bringing people together and creating memorable experiences that you and your group will want to return for again and again. And with chic ambiance, versatile dining spaces, and a highly skilled culinary team, your gathering will surely be the best in San Diego.

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Summer at L'Auberge

When we think summer at L’Auberge Del Mar…one thing in particular comes to mind: the Del Mar Fairgrounds! Just down the road from L’Auberge, guests can walk or take a shuttle to two major events that take place this time of year  – The San Diego Fair and Thoroughbred Horse Racing.

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New-Fangled Cocktails

Lobby Bar and Bleu Bar are mixing it up with a fresh and innovative cocktail menu! Take a gander at the new additions:

Bobby / 12
ketel one, st. germain, grapefruit, fresh lime

Barbados Fall / 12
mt. gay, cointreau, pumpkin syrup, ginger ale, apple bitters

Ananas / 12
belvedere, pineapple, simple syrup, mint

Ferrari / 12
grey goose, campari, drambuie, lemon twist

Pomodoro / 12
grey goose, tomato syrup, lime, basil, tabasco

Mulata / 12
bombay sapphire, pimm’s #1, fig cachaca, sage, fresh lime                  

The Maximilian Affair/ 12
patrón silver, orange juice, cherry heering, chartruese

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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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Opening Day Swoonworthy Sips + Nibbles

We're hard at work prepping for Del Mar's favorite event of the year: the Opening Day After-Party at L'Auberge.  Just 27 days to go...so, pick up that perfect party dress and snag those tickets before they sell out!

Thirst not, party-goers. Lead Mixologist extraordinaire, Darby Kelly (spot his Hibiscus Capirinha in San Diego Magazine's upcoming July issue), will be serving up his sweetest libations on the big day.  Featuring handcrafted organic syrups and fresh fruit, these cocktails are not to be missed. 

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