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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the renovation of the “Odyssey”, a bespoke custom-designed modern home in Carmel-by-the-Sea, homeowners Lyn & Tom Christal recently threw a party in honor of renowned architectural photographer and author Richard Olsen’s upcoming new book, California Green: Houses of the Eco Movement, which features the coastal-inspired property. To mark […]
Last week in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, the 6th Annual Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest captivated the senses of both culinary enthusiasts and hospitality leaders at the historic landmark hotel, La Playa. As a “global fellowship” of independently-owned and operated gourmet restaurants and luxury hotels around the world, Relais & Châteaux invites you to discover the ‘best of […]
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is one of the most enchanting places to spend the holidays. From the charming twinkling lights and festive holiday decorations to live entertainment, fun leisure activities, and boutique shopping, there’s something magical about celebrating Christmas time in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Celebrating Christmas in Carmel-by-the-Sea To inspire you to visit our beloved coastal town (or to […]
GourmetFest is an exclusive food and wine festival that is held annually in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, bringing culinary excellence and outstanding wines to the Central Coast. Hosted by David Fink (Founder & CEO of Mirabel Hotel and Restaurant Group) on behalf of Relais & Châteaux, this year’s elegant event represented the 5th anniversary of the festival.  […]
Harvest season is a special time of year for wineries and wine lovers. The reason why harvest season is so important to wineries is that “the harvesting of wine grapes is one of the most crucial steps in the process of wine-making. The time of harvest is determined primarily by the ripeness of the grape as measured by sugar, acid and tannin levels with winemakers basing their decision […]
It all started on a sunny afternoon in Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast of Northern California. One glorious day, I was so inspired by the beauty of the flowers blooming around town, that I decided to spend time discovering majestic gardens. My little afternoon adventure led me into the picturesque gardens at La Playa Carmel – a quintessential […]
Nestled amongst million-dollar “cottages” in the prestigious “Golden Rectangle” area of Carmel-by-the-Sea (California) is La Playa Carmel – a charming historic hotel, renowned for it’s immaculate gardens, sweeping ocean views, and understated elegance. Originally designed in 1905 (as a private mansion), La Playa Carmel has undergone a series of changes throughout the past century. In […]
Founded in 1902, the charming coastal community of Carmel-by-the-Sea (in Central California) is a world-renowned haven for city dwellers, both near and far. Located adjacent to the majestic Pacific Ocean, just a brisk 2-hour drive south of San Francisco, the city of Carmel has long been heralded for it’s quaint architecture, awe-inspiring natural setting, and […]
This week I attended an exclusive dinner party and private tour at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley (California).    Having been to this rustic, yet elegant venue a couple times before (once to attend a gala fundraiser for the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, and another time for a guided horseback tour), I thought […]Continue Reading
Over the weekend, I attended one of the Carmel Art & Film Festival events called “Art In The Park” (at Devendorf Park in downtown Carmel-by-the-sea). This premiere festival showcases independent films, contemporary art, music, and photography from around the world. The Art in the Park event featured artists who use various mediums, ranging from bronze […]
Strolling through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea (California), you’ll come across a rustic and funky indoor/outdoor dining establishment called The Forge in The Forest. Known for their unique decor (vintage shoes used as planter boxes), All-American fare, and doggie menu and separate patio, this place is what life in Carmel is meant to be.Continue Reading