Tag Archives: Rancho La Puerta

Return to the Ranch

THE FIRST THING I DID when I got to my casita at Rancho La Puerta last month was take off my clothes. All of them. Outside. That’s how private the patio was at my villa-for-a-week, below, at the 70+-year-old wellness … Continue reading

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Rancho La Puerta: Garden Close-Up

I’M HOME FROM RANCHO LA PUERTA and not too happy about that. The sun is shining here in East Hampton, N.Y., and things have greened up slightly. The daffodils are still in force; my scrawny magnolia is in what passes … Continue reading

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Rancho La Puerta: We Hike to Eat

All the photos in this post were taken at or around Rancho La Puerta’s organic farm, Tres Estrellas, and culinary center, La Cocina que Canta, in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. RANCHO LA PUERTA is different things to different people. For … Continue reading

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Rancho La Puerta: Ranch in Bloom

HERE AT RANCHO LA PUERTA in Tecate, Mexico — the only fitness resort I’ve ever been to, and the only one I ever care to go to — there’s no need to exercise that gratitude muscle I referred to in … Continue reading

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The Barely Bearable Fleetingness of Spring

Magnolia in East Hampton village THE ONSET OF SPRING, I’ve realized, is kind of like an LSD trip (or so I remember – this goes back a few years). You take the pill, you wait and wait, you’re convinced nothing’s … Continue reading

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