Carmel Area News
Pastry Chef Career
My career of many years was as a Pastry Chef & Baker. I operated natural foods bakeries, before going into hotels & travel. Here is the easiest bread you’ve ever made! First time I’ve ever tried this recipe, adapted for
Village Corner Restaurant
Great outdoor space on patio and out front, with good food value and fun atmosphere. Perfect place for breakfast, with many hotels not serving during COVID. Open for lunch and dinner as well. Will get you right in, while other
Alvarado Street Brewery
Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro at Carmel Plaza has adapted nicely to outdoor dining! Sit out in their covered tent area and enjoy their home-brews and a great pub menu. This place is fun and sits among many fine shops.
Have to share with you about L’Auberge Carmel boutique luxury hotel in Carmel! It’s a fabulous stay with a perfect location, between shops and the beach. Grand decor and European ambiance, it’s got renowned Aubergine Restaurant on property and a
Big Sur Lodge
Situated inside beautiful Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, the Big Sur Lodge is a full service lodge-style hotel. It’s wonderful to have creature comforts while you retreat into the Ventana Wilderness along the Big Sur River. Hike on trails amongst
Tickle Pink Inn
One of the joys of the end of the day is dusk our local hotels. Perfect timing to be at the Tickle Pink Inn during sunset! Breakfast on their ocean view deck offers freshly baked goods, beverages and delectables, plus
Monterey Bay Coastal Trail
Take some time to walk along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail. Outdoor exercise is encouraged! While indoor businesses and the aquarium wait to safely reopen, there are sights to see. King Tides, passing whales, bird watching and otter spotting await.
Looking for the Great Pumpkin? Earthbound Farms in Carmel Valley still had a few organic beauties left! It’s a wonderful experience to go to this beautiful farm and to support our local sustainable farms! It’s a must for me each
La Playa Hotel
The iconic La Playa Carmel Hotel is calling! What a beautiful retreat from city life and the responsibilities of home. Bring your laptop and get some inspiring work done in Carmel-by-the-Sea! The hotel is all set up with COVID protocols
Love You Madly
This is a great way to help our friends in nearby Santa Cruz County! Have some fun listening to these amazing musicians. Give as generously as you can! Our neighbors have lost so much, plus there is much work left
Sea Lions are back! Nice to hear them barking at the harbor again. Here you can see the fog mixing with smoke from all the fires. People seem to be happy though!
Whether you live here or are visiting, likely you’ll become acquainted with Grasing’s Restaurant. It’s a foodie’s delight! Presently arriving in their outdoor seating area during ge pandemic. Happily providing you lunch, dinner, drinks and appetizers, plus take-out. It’s great
Sending loving support to all our friends and businesses in lovely Carmel Valley and Big Sur during these tragic fires! There’s no other place on earth quite like this. May time be on your side and bring restoration quickly! To
There are many reasons to love the Horizon Inn! This Spanish-inspired small hotel has lovely amenities and is a great value. Their new patio has outdoor fireplace and nice hot tub, which is open. All rooms have coffee counter, fridge
Now for a little background on my local knowledge and essentially tireless work over many years with Carmel area hotels, restaurants and venues. As the owner of travel agency based hotel reservation and event planning service, I can really speak
Carmel-by-the-Sea Selfie Wall
This beautiful art mural was commissioned by the City of Carmel! Just prior to the pandemic everything was going smoothly to install a unique selfie-wall. Then suddenly it hit us! The talented local artist, Marie-Clare, had to push to get
Portola Valley Kitchen Memories
Really enjoyed having input on the logo for Portola Valley Kitchen back in the day! Found my top, but don’t think I fit in it anymore. Love your life! Live a little! 💙🍤🧡🍋💚🥮💛🥗
Stationaery The amazing owners at Stationaery have created a nice outdoor space and crafted new menus with all the pandemic changes. Talk about how to pivot! Come, see for yourself and enjoy their freshness in downtown Carmel. This restaurant is
Robinson Jeffers’ Tor House
Just a walk in the neighborhood of Carmel, you’ll see Tor House and all sorts of fairy tale properties! This was built by poet Robinson Jeffers in 1918 for his wife, Una, and their twin sons. He did this work
Happy Independence Day from the Monterey Bay!
Beaches are closed for the weekend and no fireworks are allowed. But we have stores, take-out, recreation and parks all open. Plenty to enjoy in this land of the free! 🐳🇺🇸🥰⚓️❤️⛵️⛴💙🍹🐠🍗🐚🌊🍇 For more info on local hotels and places, watch
Carmel Bay View Inn
At one of the best places in town to get a view of the water, the Carmel Bay View doesn’t dissappoint! Rooms are clean and modern. There’s that rare elevator, plentiful parking and a good size pool. They’re open though
Sunset Cultural Center
Sunset Center is really the pride and joy of Carmel-by-the-Sea! Featuring spectacular architecture and culture, an amazing theater, wonderful artist performances, plus generously supports the local art community. We patiently await her her reopening with hope and great anticipation. From
Take a look at the wonderful Wayside Inn! Fabulously located south of Ocean Ave. It’s in the shops and restaurants, close to theaters, once things start to open up. Sent many happy guests here and it’s because they give you
Vesuvio Restaurant & Trattoria
The Vesuvio Restaurant in Carmel-by-Sea is extremely popular with great reason! The chef is an anchor in this town, owns several great food establishments. Of these locations, wonderful Vesuvio remains open serving take-out menu with walk up and curbside service!