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Monarch Knitting | A Treasure Trove in Pacific Grove, California

It seems that Carmel is not the only place on the Monterey Peninsula with a claim to treasure troves. As I was

Downtown Pacific Grove & Lunch at Red House Cafe | California

During my stay in Carmel last fall, I took a couple exploratory side trips to nearby Pacific Grove. Set smack

Three Charming Inns of Carmel | L’Auberge Carmel, Cypress Inn & Pine Inn

Given that everything is so charming in Carmel, it was not possible that inns & b&bs should not be.

Casanova Restaurant | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Oh yes, those spinach gnocchi au gratin are home made and oh-so-good! They are a popular appetizer in both the

Hunting for Treasures in Carmel, California | Part Three

Welcome back to lovely Carmel-by-the-Sea! I hope you are ready for another exploration, because there is just

Twigery: Where Flowers and Artistic Genius Meet | Carmel, California

So you have enjoyed a nice stroll down treasure-filled Dolores Street, bought a hat at The Prestige, and had a

Parker-Lusseau Pastries & Cafe | Monterey, California

I will not dilly-dally into this, but cut to the chase: Parker-Lusseau is THE best bakery/patisserie in the

Old Monterey Inn | Monterey, California

Set in one of the oldest residential areas of Monterey, and nestled in a beautiful English-style garden,  Old

The Soiled Doves Bath House | Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Although I have left Carmel to return to Napa, I still have much to share about this charming little town by

Hunting for Treasures in Carmel, California | The Sequel

I tell you, Carmel is not big, but I dare you to find another place more filled with so many unique treasures

Carmel Belle: Scrumptious & Organic Café & Larder | Carmel, California

These days, even if you are traveling, or getting take out almost every day because – like me – you

Hunting for Treasures in Carmel, California

You may have glimpsed this from some of my other posts in The Carmel Journals series, but Carmel is a true

Morning at Colorful Fisherman’s Wharf | Monterey, California

Last June, towards the end of my stay in Carmel, a new and very interesting coffee shop in Monterey found me on

Pumpkin Season at EarthBound Farm Stand | Carmel Valley, California

Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins in all shapes, sizes and varieties (and all organic) are available at the

The Carmel Journals | Breakfast & Lunch at La Bicyclette

I had found La Bicyclette on my first day in Carmel while google-map-browsing for local restaurants. It was one