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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 rekindling.

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.

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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.

• 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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