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The Former ‘It’ Spa for Hollywood A-Listers Tries to Reclaim Its Glory

Golden Door spa reimagines itself as a luxury respite.






Source: Golden Door
by
Michael Callahan

May 2, 2017, 4:00 AM PDT

It was the place for Hollywood to recede, refresh, and renew. Or more accurately, to drop out, dry out, and lose those stubborn last 10 pounds before the next project. Burt Lancaster, Bob Cummings, and Johnny Weissmuller went on hikes here; Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Barbra Streisand, and a thousand lesser lights hid out here. Aldous Huxley loved the mud wrap.

The place was the Golden Door, a 300-acre oasis in the desert hills of San Marcos, Calif., less than an hour north of San Diego. 

In 1959, Deborah Szekely and her husband, Edmund, a famous philologist and linguist, opened a mountain-lodge-meets-Japanese-tea-garden spa here, promising restoration and sanctuary. “In those early days, Golden Door was known as a fat farm,” says Susie Ellis, a former staff member and now chief executive officer of the Global Wellness Institute in Miami. 

“Ev…

LAND ROUTE TO CHINA FROM EUROPE

29 April 2017 - 05H00

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run



© AFP/File | The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world


BEIJING (AFP) -

The first freight train to link China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after covering over 12,000-kilometres (7,500 miles), making it the second-longest route in the world.



The journey is the latest effort in China's drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day "Silk Road" route.



The world's top trading nation launched the "One Belt, One Road" strategy in 2013, and has since poured millions into constructing vast infrastructure links.


The train -- loaded with whiskey, baby milk, pharmaceuticals, and machinery -- departed London on April 10 and passed through France, Belgium, Germany, Pola…

BANG FOR THE BUCK ???: NATIONAL MANGO BOARD HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

USDA - National Retail Report - Specialty Report - April 14th





EVERYDAY SHOULD BE EARTH DAY !!!

CAPITAL OF PERU'S MANGO COUNTRY UNDER WATER

27 de marzo del 2017. 


La ciudad de Piura resultó inundada aproximadamente a las 6 a.m. tras el desborde del río del mismo nombre. El caudal del río ha alcanzado los 3000 metros cúbicos por hora y se teme que continúe aumentando. 






El agua ha llegado hasta el centro de la ciudad y viene afectando la Plaza de Armas de Piura, así como varias calles aledañas, donde personal de salvataje de la Policía Nacional del Perú se encuentra rescatando a los vecinos afectados por el alto nivel del agua, que ha alcanzado más de metro y medio de altura.

EL NINO FORECAST FOR 2017-2018 MANGO SEASON

http://www.southerncaliforniaweatherforce.com/2017/03/27/el-nino-likely-to-return-for-2017-2018-storm-season/












El Nino is likely to return for the next rainy season. Just how strong it will be is uncertain, however, we need to keep it below a Super El Nino or we may once again fail to have the normally great pattern produce. It is abnormal for strong El Ninos to show up two years apart.

During the 2015-2016 Super El Nino, we had the drought continue, with storms missing us to the north. This was due to something I’ve aptly named ‘The Martin El Nino Anomaly’, where the El Nino was so strong that warm water due west of Southern California created a strong surface high-pressure center, which deflected the storms to the north. This was predicted here at SCWF nicely before the season started, saying that it could very well be too strong to produce what El Nino normally does.

During our current season that is ending soon, a neutral condition that was neither El Nino or La Nina produced the need…