Inside Carmel Magazine Holiday 2015


Publisher’s Note

Behind the Spotlight
By Dina Eastwood

Postcards From Home
By Sharon Randall

Working Dogs
Hannah and Coco Chanel

Cars We Love
Pete Garneau

By Marjorie Snow

In Review
By Melanie Bishop

Take Your Best Shot
By Laird Small and Dan Pasquariello

Admit One
Mac McDonald

Style Carmel
Winter Fashion Explored


Made to Ride

Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger Launch Arch Motorcycle Company

Where the Wild Things Are

Elephants and Tigers Roam at Monterey Zoo

Message in a Bottle

Pouring 100-year-old Burgundy at Walter Georis’ Casanova

Healing Through Horsepower

Equine Program Reflects and Transforms Human Emotions


Getting the Shot

Photographer Mark Sennet’s Exclusive Images

The Sky is No Limit for Cyn Currie

Skydiving and BASE Jumping Elates Local Thrill-seeker

A Wonderful Life

Howard Brunn’s Multi-Faceted Life Journey

Standing the Test of Tyme

Local Professionals Offer Custom Home Services


Bacar Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara, California



Carmel Confidential

James Durbin Raises Funds for Mental Health; Richard MacDonald’s Lifetime Achievement Award; and $1.8 Million+ Raised for Charity at Concours d’Elegance

Bold Strokes Showcase the Sea

Amin Hansen Retrospective at Monterey Museum of Art

Celebrating 50 Years of Victory Toyota

LEED-Certified Dealership Takes Home Award

Local Bank Thrives with a Personal Touch

Monterey County Bank a Community Business

Young Entrepreneur Finds Sweet Success with Honey

Carmel Honey Company Makes a Buzz

+Olive Provides Natural Solutions to Home Furnishings

Soft Impact Business Showcases Green Décor

Central Coast Juicery Delivers Farm to Doorstep

Organic, Cold-Pressed Juice Available for Delivery

The Warriors’ Significant Commitment to the Central Coast

Santa Cruz Warriors Find a Local Following

Carmel Stone Expands Upon Solid Local Foundation

Slabs From Around the World Come to Carmel

Large Men Plus Little Bikes Equals Big Fun

Monterey Mini Bike Gang Not Particularly Intimidating

New Platform Monitors Children’s Social Network

Privy Lets Parents Keep an Eye on Their Children Online

1915 World’s Fair Artifacts on Display in Pacific Grove

PG Museum of Natural History Uncovers Interesting Exhibit

A Fitting Memorial to a Beloved Daughter

Gen Giammanco Foundation Helps Young Athletes

Local Parents Support School Arts Programs

Fund for the Arts Benefits Local Kids



Highlands Apple Cider, Sunset Lounge at Highlands Inn

Good Taste

Lucia Restaurant & Bar

Food for Thought

The Cheese Must Go On, Creative Korean Fare at the Barnyard, and Dumping Trash to Save Fish

Wine Notes

Boekenoogen Winery


Art by the Slice

The Center for Photographic Art Serves Up Innovative Recipes for Local Artists

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Joaquin Turner Gallery Evokes Carmel’s Past

A Bright World Inspired by Nature

Kathy Sharpe’s Cheerful Carmel Gallery

An Enlightened View

David Ligare’s Paintings Invite Exploration