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December 5, 2007updated Feb 08, 2013

Love in the OC: Spa Montage and the Art of Romance

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla


Series of Three Romance Classes & a Special Couples’ Experience Can Rekindle
Love for the New Year or a Valentine’s Delight at Montage Laguna Beach

Want to enhance your romantic relationship in 2008? Look no further than The Art of
Romance series and the Couples Surrender at Montage Laguna Beach.

What: Wellness Manager David-Dorian Ross has introduced a number of new signature
fitness, wellness and cultural programs at Spa Montage. Among his most popular is the
Art of Romance, a one-hour class ($50 per person) that explores the three parts of the
magic of love and helps guests enhance their personal relationships as part of a holistic
approach to total mind-body balance.
Due to overwhelming response, Ross has expanded the ways that guests may experience
The Art of Romance and the signature Couples Surrender. All offer insights that can
provide a fresh start to the New Year or a romantic Valentine’s Day relationship

Why: A rewarding romantic relationship is life’s best luxury.

How: A special experience just for couples, and three classes that may be enjoyed
separately or as a series.

Couples Surrender
Couples may now enjoy a Couples Surrender experience that offers a unique opportunity
to explore how they can make their relationship extraordinary. The session is customdesigned
for each couple, based on personal needs and wants. Elements can include a life
coaching Art of Romance session with David-Dorian Ross on how to communicate and
nurture the three cornerstones of love, as well as a session on how to massage one
another; a yoga and meditation session on the beach, and a journal for each to use at
home to continue the romantic journey.
Couples Surrender includes three nights in a luxurious Surf View Room and two full days
of customized Couples Surrender treatments and experiences; Pricing begins at $12,000.

Three-Part Series
A three-part Art of Romance series that focuses on each facet of personal relationships
debuts in early 2008. Guests may experience all three sessions, or zero in on the topic of
most interest:

• Part I, The Art of Romance: Finding Love, the law of attraction; Saturday,
January 12, 1:00 p.m.

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• Part II, The Art of Romance: Keeping Love Alive, secrets to maintaining great
relationships, Saturday, February 9, 1:00 p.m.

• Part III, The Art of Romance: Understanding Love, the art of communication,
Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m.

The one-hour interactive sessions are $50 per person.

Contact Spa Montage for more information and to reserve, 949-715-6001;

About Montage Laguna Beach
Montage Laguna Beach, set on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the
vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach, offers 30 acres of oceanfront luxury. The 250-
room craftsman-style resort features beachfront accommodations; a 20,000-square-foot
spa; destination dining at Studio; a wealth of outdoor recreation, including three pools,
beach and water sports; a fine art collection; and more than 20,000 square feet of indoor
and outdoor meeting space. For information and reservations, please contact Montage
Laguna Beach toll-free, at 1-888-715-6700; or visit the Web site at

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