Scenes from Rancho La Puerta

The incredible people behind Rancho La Puerta—a Mexican fitness resort and spa just an hour south of San Diego—invited me this week to photograph the resort’s fitness department and its new cooking school and chef for marketing materials. I love, love, love Rancho La Puerta. I love its unique atmosphere, its classes that promote a lifetime of health, its place beneath the mountains. Because my assignment was the resort’s fitness and cooking departments, I didn't get to photograph its lovely spas, grounds and pool—maybe on my next visit. This place is truly transforming. I think it may be perfect. Most of the vegetables and eggs used in dishes prepared here come from the resort’s onsite organic garden. Its spa treatments are to die for, as are the resort’s serious classes and workshops. I even went on a seven mile mountain hike this morning!

I’ll be sure to post more when I return.