Inside Carmel Magazine Winter 2016


Publisher’s Note

Behind the Spotlight
By Dina Eastwood

Postcards From Home
By Sharon Randall

Working Dogs
Bella and Fritz & Zelda

Cars We Love
Bob Walker

By Marjorie Snow

In Review
By Melanie Bishop

Take Your Best Shot
By Laird Small and Dan Pasquariello

Admit One
Mac McDonald

Style Carmel
Summer Fashion Explored

Peninsula Scene
A Veritable Who’s Where of Events Around the Monterey Peninsula

Last Shot
Athena and Zeus from Monterey Zoo


What Lies Beneath

The Under Sea World of Phil Sammet

The Call of the Wild

Exploring Big Sur’s Unique Character

A Fitting Tribute

A Carmel Valley Home Filled with Art, Light and Love

Picture Perfect

Monterey County Film Commission Brings Hollywood to Town


Wide Open Spaces

The Former Fort Ord Offers Access to Unique Parks

Multi-“Million Dollar Listing”

San Francisco Reality TV Star Partner’s with Carmel Realtor

School of Thought

Developing a World Vision at Middlebury Institue of International Studies

Elevating Commercial Images into Art

40 Years of Experience at Batista Moon Photography

Chasing the Light

A Photographic Voyage to Antartica

A Coastal Calling

Dramatic Ocean Scenery Inspires Carol Cronin’s Seascapes


Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Oahu, Hawaii



Carmel Confidential

Bernardus Lodge & Spa Reveals Redesign; CSUMB Honors Ben Jealous and Sylvia Panetta; and Fernwood Hosts Music Festivals Hipnic and Animal Collective

Michael Feinstein Celebrates Frank Sinatra at the Sunset Center Gala

Fourth Annual Fundraiser is a Sinatra Centennial Celebration

Turnaround Arts Program Boosts Student Skills

Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Chad Smith Helps Youth in Need

Sunset Center Partners with Kennedy Center for Educational Programs

Partners in Education Program Brings Local Students to the Arts

Marjorie Evans Gallery Showcases Local Artists

Monthly Exhibits Offers Complimentary Wall Space

Young Artist Depicts Presidents and Celebrities

Scott Jacobs Paints Barack Obama and Bill Murray

Local Treasures Abound at Carmel Valley Mercantile

Unique Offerings Include Gifts, Art Classes and a Special Paint

Local Bookstore Thrives in Carmel

River House Books Offers Carefully Curated Titles

Repurposed Wine Barrels Light Up Outdoor Living Spaces

Harber Barrel Lights Cast a Comforting Glow

S.F.B. Morse Portrait Finds a Home in Pebble Beach

Painting of Pebble Beach Founder Recently Rediscovered

Hospitality Leader Mike Oprish Takes Reins at Local Country Club

Corral de Tierra Offers Golf, Fine Dining, Swimming,

Junior Lifeguard Program Has a Ripple Effect

Youth Who Participate in Water Safety Training Have Saved Lives

Essences of Life Harnesses the Healing Properties of Cannabis

Health Without the High is the Purpose of Local Products

Community Nonprofit Gives Children a Stable Foundation

Celebrating 25 Years of Serving Students in After-school Programs

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year Campaign

Locals Collect Funds to Fight Blood Cancers



Kentucky Buck, Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Good Taste

Flying Fish Grill

Food for Thought

Barmel Serves Thirsty Carmel Patrons; The Poke Lab Creates Fresh Seafood Bowls; and Wine and Tapas Come to Monterey