Jenny Allan experiences a taste of Newport Beach at their wellness event at Linnaean restaurant and Medi Spa in London.
The choice of venue for the event was ideal to showcase and emphasise Newport Beach’s main focus – wellness. The Martin Brudnizki designed Linnaean (the same designer who created Anabel’s – think floral covered ceilings and stunning brass features) is a trendy, health focussed restaurant with medically informed beauty treatments as well as a lifestyle boutique that promotes balanced living.
This attention to wellness made it the perfect setting to explore more of what Newport Beach has to offer.
Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California about a 40-minute drive south of Los Angeles. It is well known for its beautiful beaches, stunning coastline and harbour and is the ideal place to focus on your health and well being.
Of course one of the main aspects of wellness is food, so Chef Jean Pierre Dubray from The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach provided samples of contemporary Californian Cuisine, seafood, risottos and the perfect red velvet cheesecake as a small indulgence to finish!
Newport Beach prides itself on its seasonal, fresh and sustainable dishes from its beautiful restaurants with views of the waterfront. The cuisine offers many different options but the star of the show is its stunning local seafood.
Regardless of whether visitors are riding a bike or out for a walk and looking for a nice lunch or dinner venue, Newport Beach has options for everyone to enjoy. Oceanfront dining at its best.
For those looking to recharge their batteries, there are numerous experiences for visitors.
The world-class 5-star spas and the miles of pristine beaches make it the perfect place to relax as well as soak up some vitamin D in the Mediterranean climate.
For visitors looking for a more active holiday, Newport Beach will not disappoint, especially in regards to water-based activities. As a nautical destination, it offers many options including sailing lessons, gondola rides, and diving as well as luxury yacht tours.
There are opportunities to explore the beauty of Newport Harbour and dine at sea aboard a luxury electric boat. There are also boat trips for whale and dolphin watching which should not be missed!
If during your stay retail therapy is high on your priority list, there are numerous designer fashion boutiques as well as some of the world’s most exclusive automobile dealers such as Ferrari, Karma, McLaren, Bentley and Maserati.
In terms of accommodation, it is clear that Newport Beach has something for everyone.
Whether you prefer five-star resorts, boutique hotels or cosy cottages there are a plethora of options. Pelican Hill Resort was represented at the London event and is clearly one of the top choices for a stay in Newport Beach.
With guidance from Pelican Hill’s wellness experts, guests can create a personalised program of treatments and fitness sessions to suit their specific requirements making it the perfect choice for those on a wellness journey.
So in a world where we are more likely to wake up to the light of an iPhone than the sun, wellness should be a priority for us all and Newport Beach seems the perfect place to start.
More information on Newport Beach
If you would like to know more on Newport Beach and see ways you can experience it’s focus on wellness, visit the official tourism website here.
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