Shangwen and Mike Kennedy purchased the Inn at Moonlight Beach at the beginning of 2017 and embarked on an extensive renovation to modernize and recreate the Inn. They transformed the aging property into a state of art conscious destination that improves and transforms human health.
A Harvard-trained architecture, landscape, and urban designer, Shangwen left a 20+ year career overseeing the design of major international cities to contribute more directly to the way people live. In the Boston area, she created a network of large houses. These houses provide international scholars and young professionals the opportunity to connect, by sharing living environments, communal eating, and social events. Founded in 2010, the houses continue to be a rewarding social experiment, where residents experience inclusion and contribution to their households. The model has inspired similar communities in other urban areas.
The Inn at Moonlight Beach is now Shangwen’s vehicle for fulfilling a personal mission: empowering people to create communities and environments that support well-being and inspire people to flourish, to savor their existence, and to contribute together as part of a global family.
Inn at Moonlight Beach Ethos
We have a world where people are empowered to create communities and living environments that support their well being and inspire them to flourish, savor their existence and contribute together in the world, such that they experience joy and belonging to a global family.
Partners and Collaborators
- Lemongrass Spa
- Four Moons Spa
- Desha Yoga and Ayurveda
- Ironsmith Coffee
- Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
- Encinitas 101
- Leucadia 101Partners and Collaborators
- Architectural Designer: Cheng Ha and Hui Ye
- Record and Construction Architect: James Chin
- Juaquim Hershman
- Coastal Roots Farm: Farmer D
- California Closets: Jackie Rivas, Megan
- Kitchen: SieMatic Designs Living at Pirch
- G4W: Geoffrey Warric
- AKGC: Andrew Krzyz
- ID Woodworks: Leno Diaz
- Pedro Ibarraz
- Mojtaba Sadighi
- Eco-Mechanical: Brian James, Venon, Alan
- Advanced Homes Company: Oleg
- AC Contractor: Soni
- Baker’s Electric
WELL Building Consultant:
- Tiffany’s Kitchen
- Rawsome Delight