Casa de Mañana Serves Up Chef Curtis

During his storied career as an executive chef at luxury spas and hotels, Chef Curtis Cooke catered to many celebrities. But his belief in a work-life balance and a desire for more interaction with those he cooked for, recently prompted him to leave that glitz and glamour and bring his clean, sm…

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Alice Yee: A Life of Service and Action

"The power, passion, and purpose of ancient female wisdom." This phrase is the credo of the Crone's Counsel, a non-profit organization that honors and advances the aging woman's value to society. The description could also easily describe resident Alice Yee, a pioneer for women's equality for more …

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A Rose for Each Casa Resident

As Juliet professes in Shakespeare's famous play ... "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." That could not be more apropos for the dozens of rose bushes planted at Casa de Manana, each named for a resident. Planted near a popular walking path along Coast Boulevard South, nearly 175 ros…

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New Dining Room to Debut at Casa de Mañana

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, construction on the new Casa de Manana resident dining room has continued throughout the spring and summer and is now open on a limited basis. "The new dining room is about modern elegance," says Dining Services Director Robert Hatano. "The space…

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For the Love of Food, Service … and Casa de Mañana

I love food. I love to eat, but even more I love how food is both vital to nourishing people and also capable of bringing them great joy. I have a pretty wide range of experience in the "Food" business having worked in it for over 30 years, some of that being in retail sales, but most of …

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