A Closer Look at Carmel-by-the-Sea

The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea offers an unusual mix of European, Spanish, Bohemian, whimsical, and California style architecture. Each shop, restaurant, or gallery has a unique character brought to life by the tremendous attention paid to the architectural details used to “dress” the buildings. Take a stroll through the photos below to get a small taste of…

Doors of Mission Carmel

Last week I headed back to Carmel-by-the-Sea to visit the Basilica of Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo commonly known as Carmel Mission or Mission Carmel. The mission, originally established at the presidio in Monterey was relocated in 1771 to the Carmel Valley. The stone church and mission residences were built around a large inner courtyard and stands…

Doors of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea: What’s not to love? This idyllic, European-style village is a place I could call home. I can picture myself living in a cozy cottage in the heart of the town, taking strolls down Ocean Avenue where the shopkeepers know my name, and heading to the white-sand beach at the end of the avenue to watch…