I dream of all things European. So when my good friend Taylor at Folklore Vintage Rentals told me about Cal-a-vie Health Spa, we just had to put something together to show off the incredible setting this venue has to offer.
The atmosphere at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa is like none other. Beautifully nestled in a sun-drenched valley of Vista, the vibrant natural landscape accentuates a serene Mediterranean-style village. Natural beauty and rustic elegance are everywhere you look. Each and every room at Cal-a-Vie boasts an impressive collection of 16th, 17th, and 18th century French antiques. Each of the 32 Mediterranean-style villas featuring terra cotta roofs, wide wooden plank doors, and window boxes brimming with flowers, has been individually decorated and luxuriously appointed with fine linens and hand-crafted furniture. Every window frames an appealing vista, and from your private terrace you can enjoy breathtaking views of the rolling, wooded hills.
Entering the chapel at Cal-a-Vie is as if you have been transported to another time and place. Over 400 years old and imported from France stone by stone it stands in a beautifully manicured garden next to L’Orangerie, Cal-a-Vie’s Reception Hall. Both buildings once belonged to The Convent of the Carmelites in Dijon, France and have been flawlessly resurrected on the grounds of Cal-a-Vie.
This was my dream shoot and I'm so incredibly happy with how everything came together.