Leave the stress of your life behind you – come enjoy the good life in luxurious accommodations along the world famous Santa Monica Beach. Embark on your tranquil first class journey to wellness with beautiful morning sunrises reflecting over the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Warm and stretch your body with yoga at the beach followed by delicious breakfasts of farmer’s market fresh ingredients.  Your transformation begins  and ends each day with cardiovascular workout sessions calibrated scientifically to your personal, optimal fat burning heart rate. Enjoy fascinating conversations over delicious meals with our wellness coaches. Expertly and effectively shape your body the way you envision with personalized workouts orchestrated by our master body shaping trainers.  Choose to spend your relaxing evenings exploring local shops, culture, catching a movie, or melting into a soothing massage before drifting off into a deep, rejuvenating sleep. The Designer Body Retreat welcomes you on your journey to health as the gentler, easier way to achieve your health and wellness goals

Celebrity Chef Interview with Sven Garrett


 Sven Garrett Celebrity ChefDBR: Many of our celebrity clients are on the set very early in the morning.  What are some delicious Designer Body Retreat meals that you recommend for the beginning of the day?
Sven: Your DBR healthy oatmeal cookies are always a celebrity favorite!  Actresses that I’ve cooked for in the past really need brain power and energy in the morning in order to give their best performance.  I’ve found that the oatmeal, banana, and protein combination is helpful for sustaining their energy and unlocking brain power.  And of course, who doesn’t want a warm delicious cookie in the morning? My secret ingredient is some grated fresh ginger inside the batter to give it a delicious spice variation. I also use a special bourbon vanilla extract imported from Madagascar which ads richness and depth to the flavor without adding unwanted calories.
Another morning favorite is your delightful DBR deviled egg.  Instead of using egg

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The Designer Body Retreat operates in conjunction with the Hotel Casa del Mar with it’s newly renovated, elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites. Most offer panoramic views of the sand, ocean and the Pacific coastline from Palos Verdes to Malibu and some offer cityscapes of Santa Monica. The renovations, designed by Darrell Schmitt Design Associates, have created what feels like a chic, romantic beach estate. Each large room, accented with shades of calming blues, is well proportioned with stately windows adorned with ivory sateen draperies and high ceilings. The centerpiece, a rich walnut four-poster tester bed, is well accented with luxurious white linens, an etched and hand-silvered mirror, responsibly harvested white coral, a bisque-colored ceramic garden stool, lush chenille throws and a selection of novels and thoughtfully chosen artifacts. In addition, each room is also outfitted with the latest technology including a 42-inch LCD flat screen television in the main room as well as a flat screen television in the bathroom, complimentary movies, wireless internet access and an iPod docking station. Opulent baths feature white Italian Calacata marble walls and floors, light fixtures finished in silver leaf, white porcelain fixtures, alabaster soap holders and glassware, plush white robes, glass enclosed showers, traditional pedestal sinks and whirlpool tubs with frosted-pan windows opening into the guest rooms and panoramas beyond.

We would like to thank our wonderful friends and clients for your support in attaining this prestigious honor from the Best of Los Angeles Awards!