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Sequester yourself from the urban melee at the Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, offering wellness programs with expert lifestyle coach Rita Rivest.
  —Distinction Magazine, March-April, 2006

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"Rita Rivest, relaxation and lifestyle guru, has moved her heavenly experience from Sage Hill in Ojai to the beautiful El Encanto Hotel."
  —Santa Barbara Magazine, August 2004

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"My clients don't need to learn how to soar.... They need to learn how to come in for a landing."
  —Santa Barbara Magazine, April 2003

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"Has abstinence become the new indulgence?"
  —Travel + Leisure Magazine, April 2003

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"The order of our priorities must change in the spa and retreat world. The primary emphasis should be on one's spiritual life, then the physical, and lastly, the emotional."
  —Spa, March 2003

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"Zhena's Gypsy Tea mixes special blends - blood orange and chocolate jasmine - for patrons of Sage Hill."
  —Departures, January 2003

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"The secret of one spa's success is not its rules; it's the owner."
  —The New York Times Magazine, October 2002

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"Breaking through to hope: How do you find meaning after a trauma like 9/11?"
    —O, the Oprah Magazine,
    September & November 2002

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"After visiting Rita's hiking retreat, women swear that their stress just melts away."
    —Victoria, August 2002

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"At Sage Hill, a Mediterranean-style retreat on 40 acres of high chaparral outside Ojai, abstinence is the new indulgence."
    —Travel + Leisure Magazine, July 2002

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"I've been to spas all over the world, but this is the one."
    —Santa Barbara Magazine, April 2002

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"There's a new refuge for relaxation and peace of mind in the hills of Ojai."
    —Santa Barbara Magazine, January 2002

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"Rita envisioned a new kind of getaway, one with a spiritual component as meaningful as the physical one."
    —Victoria, October 2001

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"If you need to change habits, reconsider your lifestyle or just connect with your soul, this is the place — and Rita will be your guide."
    —Town & Country, September 2001

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