August 11, 2013

Catering To The Rich And Famous In Business

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There’s a wide assortment of spas to choose from in the Monterey area. We provide the following FAQ to help assure your visit is a pleasant one in the event you have not had the pleasure to experience the wonders of a spa environment before now.  Enjoy! What should I wear? In all cases you should wear comfortable clothing and do not bring jewelry or valuables to the spa. Remember, it’s a time for relaxation – not a fashion show. A spa robe and slippers are often provided for your treatment(s), but in the event they are not, loose clothing should be the selection of choice.   Will I have to get naked? If you’re scheduled for a message you may prefer to fully disrobe for your treatment since massage therapists are professionally trained and licensed in proper draping techniques to ensure privacy and comfort for clients. When should I arrive? We suggest arriving 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow ample time to check in, change and relax prior to any treatment. Remember, this is a time of relaxation and pampering, Direct TV Offers, so it’s best not to arrive at the last minute in a stressful state since this may negate any positive effect of the treatment(s) you are receiving. Is there expected protocol? Again, since most spa environments are designed for guests to relax and enjoy the silence it’s best to always speak softly and to leave cell phones, laptops and pagers behind. Can I make special requests? You can discuss special requests with your practitioner and if reasonable they can usually be accommodated. Examples might include focusing on your back during a massage should you be having concerns in that particular area or special chemical treatments during a facial. Likewise, if at any time during your service you feel uncomfortable, by all means mention these concerns so modifications can be made. What should I tip? As with any service, it’s appropriate to tip a minimum of 15% (with 20% being average).

June 2, 2013

Learning To Live Among The Rich And Famous

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If you are accustomed to living around other people who are in a similar financial situation as you are, you might be a bit nervous about the move that you are making that is going to put you living around the rich and famous. Instead of feeling intimidated by the idea, however, you should look at it in a positive manner.

By living around the rich and famous, you can frequently feel more comfortable in knowing that there is a lot more security around. This means that you don’t (more…)

March 25, 2013

Famous Names Of Carmel Residence Stars

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Carmel, a small, affluent community located on the California coast south of San Francisco is famous for its charm, boutique restaurants and family atmosphere. Because of its location and attractive lifestyle, many famous stars call this town home.

Brad Pitt

One of the most famous movie stars of the modern era, Brad Pitt maintains a home in the city of Carmel. While it may just be a vacation home, he spends much of his time here when he’s not shooting movies in Hollywood.

Clint Eastwood

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June 14, 2012

Carmel By The Sea And Celebrity Homes

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Carmel By The Sea is a California town, settled early on by the Spanish in an area now called Monterey County. Since it’s inception it has been known as a haven for artists, writers, actors and well known celebrities. The town is dotted with unique homes, from small cottages to Clint Eastwood’s 20 million mansion he recently completed. It’s worth taking a drive or even a walk past some of the celebrities homes in town. Celebrities and citizens are drawn to (more…)

August 29, 2011

Living In Monterey And Finding Peace

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A beautiful and peaceful area to visit or relocate is Monterey, California. Located on the coast, with a year round comfortable climate, and not far from the Big Sur area of California, the area offers outdoor fun, art and culture, and stunning scenery. Since it is one of the most historic cities in the state, older homes and adobes are found in Monterey. Some adobes are open to the public and tours are given.

With golf courses, shopping and scenic drives to Big Sur, there is always something to do. (more…)

August 26, 2011

Finding Your Own Piece Of Luxury

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Whether you are looking for a place to vacation or are thinking of relocating, the Monterey Carmel area is a great spot. No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find activities and events that interest you. The Monterey Carmel area boasts a variety of events from magnificent golf courses and music & art festivals to surfing and hiking. Other activities include kayaking, scuba diving and whale watching.

You also have the opportunity to explore many area vineyards & (more…)

August 24, 2011

The Pebble Beach Classic And Great Players

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When deciding to visit the Monterey-Carmel area, you will quickly notice there are so many fun and relaxing things to do. One of the greatest experiences in this area is the The Pebble Beach Classic. As an outing for his buddies, this event was started in the 1930s by none other then Bing Crosby. This wonderful golf experience can bring you the fun of golf, but has so much more to offer. This golf “party” can include the likes of Bill (more…)

August 16, 2011

Fun, FREE Things to do in Carmel

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You’ve been planning your Carmel trip for months and you even went to Get WildBlue so you’d have internet at home to bid on flights…now you’re broke but ready for the vacation of a lifetime! Here are a few of our favorite FREE things to do in Carmel, California…
Monastery Beach – This picturesque strip of sand provides a great spot for kids to play or a romantic evening walk…grab (more…)

May 2, 2011

Traveling Highway One Through Big Sur

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Traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco to college became routine for me. I spent many hours driving on Interstate 5. I did it so much that I felt I was on auto pilot most of the time. When I had time I would drive Highway 1 to replenish my battery. This drive is far different. It takes longer but what you lose in time you gain in beauty. Driving through Big Sur area is more like driving through a natural cathedral dedicated to nature. The drive makes you feel alive. I compare (more…)

April 17, 2011

Wild West History Of The Frontier And Beyond

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The Wild West was America’s claim to the wild frontier and the adventures that came with it. The term frontier is used to describe the area of land that was being settled by pioneers and explorers from the east. As people moved west during the early years of American history the frontier zone shifted with the movers. Eventually the frontier zone met up with the Pacific Ocean. The Monterey-Carmel areas of California are today’s frontier zones.
Monterey was first settled in 1770 and served as the (more…)