Thursday, July 30, 2009

History & Legacy at San Ysidro Ranch

April 21st, 2009

I had a meeting last week at San Ysidro Ranch and was reminded of why the place is famous for its exclusivity and luxury. The history of the place pours out of every nook and cranny … We all know the Kennedys honeymooned there, but Vivian Leigh and Laurence Olivier were married there, John Huston wrote African Queen there, Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill and Bing Crosby sought peace and tranquility there. The history goes beyond the famous, though. San Ysidro was the patron saint of Madrid and it was originally titled by the King of Spain in 1769 and became a way station for the Franciscan Monks before later becoming a working Citrus Ranch.

Anyway, enough of a history lesson. The Ranch was in full bloom when I was there last week. White roses, miles of lavender and the sweet smell of Jasmine. I’ve never seen it look better. The gardens are in pristine condition for upcoming intimate weddings. Oh, I get wistful writing about it!

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