Lots of massage centers incorporate Asian influences into their treatments, but Palace Herbal Spa was actually founded in Asia in the 1990s. It wasn't until 2008 that co-founders May and Jone brought the spa to the U.S., where they've found success by offering spa treatments with an Eastern sensibility. These treatments range from Chinese acupressure massages to Japanese aroma foot soaks. The spa's massage therapists can also perform traditional Western techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue.
Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.
Twice each year since 2001, The Wed Club has helped brides-to-be organize their goals and aspirations for their big day. The event-production company hosts bridal shows that bring together just about every conceivable aspect of a successful wedding, including the photography, dresses, and music, into one place so that brides can network with professionals and make plans for the wedding of their dreams. Each guest has the opportunity to taste cakes and peruse the latest trends in tuxedo and gown design, and a select few will be lucky enough to head home with prizes.