David Conley's 70th Birthday Party
We are so excited to celebrate Dave's 70th birthday with you at the beautiful Terranea resort this October!
Please find details for the weekend, below. We will continue to update this page, so be sure to check back as the weekend gets closer.
Dave only turns 70 once, so we went for the villas!
Dave said "go big or go home" on this one, so we'll be hosting our family and friends in five Terranea Villas during your stay Friday and Saturday night.
Each has between 3 and 4 bedrooms, and en suite bathrooms for most bedrooms.
The villas are all well appointed, with full gourmet kitchens, dining areas, and comfortable furniture. Be sure to check out the photos, below!
Room and home assignments will be shared upon arrival.
Arriving Early or Staying Late?
If you plan to arrive early or stay an extra night or two, please make arrangements directly with Terranea reservations. Phone number: (866) 547-3066.
The resort does fill up fast, so if you're interested in arriving Thursday or staying beyond Sunday noon, contact them soon to reserve a room.
David and Judy will be staying in the Catalina Villa through noon Monday, Oct. 15, so you can store luggage there if you decide to stay an extra night at Terranea. You can also hang out with them a bit longer if you'd like to.
The "dress code" is no dress code. Please dress in the manner that is most comfortable for you. This is true for the two dinners as well as all other times. We encourage you to be comfortable at all times.
Please, no presents. If you wish (but by no means need to), you may make a donation to a favorite organization in my name. Dave has a personal preference for organizations that educate and serve youth, particularly those that address social justice and equity issues, but you should be free to choose the organization that best reflects your values and interests. Again, there is no expectation that you do so, only an option if you choose to do so.
Friday, October 12
Friday afternoon, 3:00 pm: Check In
Please plan to arrive for check in at 3 pm. All check-in will take place at the Catalina Villa, which is 14-301. After you enter the resort on Terranea Way, take the first right (about 50 yards in) and go to the end of the street. You’ll see the numbers on the villas. Catalina is up a little driveway. Arriving early? Come to 16-301. You can store your luggage there and enjoy the resort! Remember, don’t try to check in at the main lodge; you must come to the villas to check in. If you do end up at the main lodge, ask them to direct you to Songbird (16-301) or Catalina (14-301) villas. Or call or text me (541-915-2832) or Robyn (509-899-4159).
Upon arrival you will be assigned a Villa by name and number. Each guest/couple will have a private room and share a villa with other guests in our party.
Friday evening, 4:45-6:45 pm: Reception & Dinner
We're kicking off the weekend with a reception in the beautiful Catalina Room, in the main Terranea Resort building, overlooking the Pacific ocean.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, light bites, beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Dietary restrictions? Please alert us so we can work with the kitchen to make sure you're accommodated.
friday evening Menu
Hosted Bar Service
Tray Passed Hors D'Oeuvres
Endive Spear, Goat Cheese
Bacon Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates
Ahi Taco, Sriracha Aioli
Spinach Salad Station
Buratta Salad Station
Chef Perry's Dessert Display
We will have entertainment in the Catalina villa.
Saturday, October 13
Saturday Morning, 7:00-9:00 am: breakfast
The Conleys will provide coffee and pastries in the Catalina Villa (the Conley's villa) for those who want to drop by for a visit.
Each villa has a fully equipped kitchen, so if you'd like to market ahead of time, you can prepare breakfast to your tastes.
Saturday Day: Celebration Activities
We are working on the itinerary with a few activities for Saturday during the day. Check back here periodically for more details.
Saturday afternoon, 3:30-6:30: Photo ops!
We have retained Kristen Beinke Photography (www.kristenbeinke.com) to take family shots and candids all afternoon and evening. If you’d like an opportunity to get a great family photo suitable for Christmas cards or framing, let Robyn know. We’ll keep a sign-up sheet and let you know when you need to go where to get your family photo taken. Kristen will also be doing loads of candids as well, which we’ll share after the event.
Saturday Evening, 4:45-6:45 pm: CELEBRATION Buffet dinner
Join us in celebrating Dave with as we host a buffet dinner in the Catalina Room.
Saturday Evening Menu
Hosted Bar Service
Taqueria Station (Steak & Mahi)
Asian Market Station
Ice Cream Sundae Station
We will have entertainment in the Catalina villa.
Sunday, October 14
Sunday Morning, 7:00-10:00 am: breakfast
Buffet continental breakfast in the Catalina Villa hosted by the Conleys.
Enjoy each other's company, walk the resort grounds, and pack for noon checkout. We have reserved the Catalina Villa for an additional day, so you are welcome to store luggage there, hang out, and use the facilities if you are leaving later in the day on Sunday. You are also welcome to use the Terranea facilities during the afternoon after checkout.
You can fly into either LAX or SNA (John Wayne Orange County Airport).
It's about 45 minutes from LAX in normal traffic and about an hour from SNA.
It's around $40 via uber from LAX and about $50 from SNA (depending on traffic).
If you're renting a car, let us know and we'll give you parking instructions. Parking is included as part of our stay in the villas.
Dress and What to Pack
The weather in Rancho Palos Verdes is often cool, California coastal weather. While it may be warm during the day, do pack plenty of layers and warm clothing.
There is a heated outdoor pool, spa pool, and hot tubs on the property, as well as several Villa hot tubs, so pack a swimsuit if you plan to take a dip.
Terranea resort offers a fully equipped workout facility available for our use. Pack workout gear plus comfortable walking shoes for outdoor hiking and for our Saturday scavenger hunt.
Suggested dress for both evening dinners is resort casual. So we’d suggest (but don’t require) something like dress slacks and button-downs or sweaters for men or a nice sweater and slacks or a casual dress for women.
Check out the Villas!
The Resort Ammenities
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Catering to an international palate, Terranea’s eight exceptional dining venues range from gourmet cuisine to casual fare - all set against the Pacific Ocean.
Terranea’s signature restaurant reflects a modern twist on California cuisine as inventive as its name suggests (Spanish for “sea” and French for “salt”). A seasonal, gourmet menu spotlights local ingredients alongside herbs and produce grown on property in the chef’s garden and at nearby Catalina View Gardens.
With its spectacular cliff-top setting directly above the Pacific Ocean, Nelson’s is a guest favorite for casual dining. Enjoy coastal cuisine and a warm, friendly bar atmosphere surrounded by outdoor fire pits and unrivalled sunset views.
From a business breakfast to lunchtime gatherings with the family, guests savor a variety of options throughout the day in this elegant, yet inviting atmosphere. Dine indoors, or al fresco on the outdoor terrace, amid ocean breezes and views of the coastline and the sparkling resort pool.
Offering a contemporary blend of Asian cuisine and local flavors in a spectacular setting, Chef de Cuisine Bruce Nguyen prepares ‘wok’ style dishes inspired by his heritage and fond memories of traditional meals made by his mother, weaving simple fresh ingredients into flavorful creations.
Additional dining options include:
cielo point (open seasonally)
Lobby Bar & Lounge
sea beans coffee & sweets shop
THE SPA AT TERRANEA
The award-winning Spa at Terranea is a 50,000 sq. ft. oasis set amid sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Luxurious treatments and state- of-the-art amenities pamper both resort guests and daytime visitors.
25 treatment rooms
Separate men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor relaxation areas
25,000 sq. ft. of outdoor space, including private Spa Pool and hot tubs
Manicure and pedicure stations
Hair and beauty salon services
5,000 sq. ft. fitness center with yoga and Pilates studio
Retail outlet with custom spa products
Range of fitness programs
To make your reservation at the Spa, go to: https://www.destinationhotels.com/terranea/spa/spa-treatments. Mention the Conley Party for a discount.
Terranea’s activity center, pointe discovery, serves as a one-stop shop for guests eager to explore the region’s diverse range of outdoor adventures. The center specializes in unique and indigenous recreational activities as well as educational experiences, customized for every interest and skill level. Excursions range from horseback riding and coastal hikes to ocean kayaking and tidal pooling. Other activities include a falconry experience as well as more artistic pursuits such as plein-air painting and habitat photography. Expert guides offer friendly and knowledgeable insight into Rancho Palos Verdes’ unique ecology and character. Guests can book Aqua Adventure and Terra Adventure tours, or purchase gear inside pointe discovery. The resort’s coastal views also provide the opportunity for guests to spot whales, dolphins and other marine life right off the shore on a regular basis.
Grocery Stores Nearby
Trader Joe’s: 31176 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 https://goo.gl/maps/coybnihfvD42
Ralph’s: 30019 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 https://goo.gl/maps/uTjXfYZg7yo
BevMo! (wine, beer, spirits superstore): 201 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 https://goo.gl/maps/tUqRBvQF6qL2