A Spa Is Reborn

[an error occurred while processing this directive]For over 20 years, the Cal-a-Vie spa was a celebrity favorite, luring the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Sharon Stone to its location in the hills north of San Diego. But while the spa's spare, utilitarian interiors may have been the height of fashion in the 1980s, they did not age well — especially in the face of the competition that emerged with the spa-building boom of the last few years. Enter investors John and Terri Havens.

The New Orleans couple bought Cal-a-Vie in 2001 and embarked on a mission, Terri Havens says, "to bring top-of-the-line...

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