C California Style

The property’s labyrinth.
The iconic golden entrance.
The rooms have been re­designed with a nod to a Zen culture of healing and transformation.

Midas Touch

by C California Style

The Golden Door—SoCal’s luxe wellness spa that combines beauty, fitness and nutrition—reveals a makeover inspired by a chic Ryokan retreat.

Natural textures like wood, bamboo and grass juxtapose lacquered surfaces and matte shoji screens for an effect that’s modern Zen. Can’t make it for a stay? Get a taste of the experience with the resort’s first gourmet line of vegan and gluten-free preserves, marmalades, sauces and seasonings, available at the online store. 777 Deer Springs Rd., San Marcos, 760-744-5777; goldendoor.com.

Written by Roopika Malhotra.
PHOTOS: Lisa Romerein.