Every now and again, one is fortunate enough to encounter a destination that resoundingly reminds you why Southern California ballooned in the 20th century to become the nation’s largest economy, its leading lifestyle beacon, and an all around cool cat of culture.
On the first day of 2023, in an attempt to wring out and rinse free a hard-earned NYE, I popped out to Corona, CA in the Temescal Valley to experience the new Vital Energy Journey, a new wellness offering at the fantastic Glen Ivy Hot Springs, a 162 year-old year-old Californian resort gem, thoroughly modernized, and also home to some soothing suds from under the fair earth.
Beyond the natural springs are saline pools, tubs, decks, lap pools, and a really killer red clay mineral bath (the only one of its kind in California) that leaves the dermis radiant and revived, ready for whatever the road ahead shall bring.
The Vital Energy Journey in question sees you tier your day at the resort with a cleansing and rejuvenating mix of six bottled juices, before you stretch, soak, after your mud massage. It was awesome, and one can’t think of a better way to embrace and power up the 2023 journey ahead.