A Carmel Treasure
Carmel Magazine
by Michael Chatfield
3M ago
Carmel-by-the-Sea in 1973 was a very different village than the one we know and love today. Yes, there were plenty of visitors, but the retail landscape was more directed to catering to a local clientele. As now, there were plenty of art dealers—in keeping with the town’s heritage as an art colony—good restaurants and souvenir shops, in addition to shops that served the full-time population. The business community was a bohemian mix, populated by entrepreneurs from all over the globe. Into this mix arrived a young man, a gentleman of Armenian extraction who grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. He ope ..read more
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Dress to Impress
Carmel Magazine
by Michael Chatfield
3M ago
The most frequently traveled route into downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea is via Ocean Avenue west from Highway 1. And the first thing visitors see upon entering town is a white, exquisitely landscaped building on the corner of Ocean and Junipero. The store’s windows are an ever-changing riot of color and style, a statement that subtly and tastefully says, “Welcome to Carmel.” This is J. Lawrence Khaki’s, Men’s Clothier of Carmel.­ Jim Ockert and wife Connie are the proprietors of Khaki’s, as it’s familiarly known. “We want people to have a good experience when they come to Carmel,” Ockert says “We ..read more
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How it All Began
Carmel Magazine
by Neal Hotelling
3M ago
This year marks the 77th winter that the PGA Tour has made an annual trek to the Monterey Peninsula for the grandfather of all pro-am golf tournaments—known today as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. However, the tournament actually began 87 winters ago at Rancho Santa Fe in Southern California. It was the idea of entertainer Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby who, in 1925 at age 22, came to Los Angeles from Spokane, Washing-ton, and launched what quickly became a remarkable career. As a singer, he had his first number one hit in 1929 with “Ol’ Man River” and he eventually recorded more than 1,600 so ..read more
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Designing Wild
Carmel Magazine
by bearpress
3M ago
Artist John Chappell’s Carmel home and garden are an eclectic wonderland of pots, plants, jewelry, paintings, photographs, lamps, sculptures, handmade furniture, ceramics and rescued cats. One of the cats makes a special meow to let Chappell know when she’s dragging him a cloth to polish up his many creations. Fossils, shells, frogs, dragonflies, leaves, fish, lizards and snakes are just some of the design elements incorporated into fountains, pots, necklaces and more. There’s a primal feel to much of the work. Chappell graduated with a degree in zoology from UC Davis, but found he had an apt ..read more
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Volunteer Divers Hard at Work
Carmel Magazine
by Michael Chatfield
3M ago
Most people think of the giant kelp seen along Monterey Bay’s shoreline as “seaweed,” but the truth is, it’s not a weed—it’s not even a plant, but a form of algae. Scientists refer to it fondly as Macrocystis pyrifera and it is one of the planet’s fastest-growing species, shooting up two feet a day in optimal circumstances, sometimes reaching lengths of 175 feet. Kelp is found in the temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere and along the eastern shores of the Pacific. One would think that with that phenomenal rate of progress it wouldn’t be long before kelp overwhelms the bay—and the wider ..read more
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Saving Wild Lives
Carmel Magazine
by bearpress
3M ago
It might have a beak, whiskers, claws, fangs or fur, but it’ll be well cared for and likely returned to the wild if it’s taken to the SPCA Monterey County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The center, which is run under the umbrella of the greater SPCA, is a place where lives are saved and controlled chaos is a daily occurrence. The seasoned professionals there are used to it. Recently, a baby turkey with a fungal infection made it so the entire flock needed extra care. “We’re coordinating a treatment plan,” says Wildlife Center Manager Ciera Duits-Cavanaugh. “There are eight of them, so we hav ..read more
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Volunteer Divers Hard at Work
Carmel Magazine
by Michael Chatfield
6M ago
Most people think of the giant kelp seen along Monterey Bay’s shoreline as “seaweed,” but the truth is, it’s not a weed—it’s not even a plant, but a form of algae. Scientists refer to it fondly as Macrocystis pyrifera and it is one of the planet’s fastest-growing species, shooting up two feet a day in optimal circumstances, sometimes reaching lengths of 175 feet. Kelp is found in the temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere and along the eastern shores of the Pacific. One would think that with that phenomenal rate of progress it wouldn’t be long before kelp overwhelms the bay—and the wider ..read more
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Saving Wild Lives
Carmel Magazine
by bearpress
6M ago
It might have a beak, whiskers, claws, fangs or fur, but it’ll be well cared for and likely returned to the wild if it’s taken to the SPCA Monterey County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. The center, which is run under the umbrella of the greater SPCA, is a place where lives are saved and controlled chaos is a daily occurrence. The seasoned professionals there are used to it. Recently, a baby turkey with a fungal infection made it so the entire flock needed extra care. “We’re coordinating a treatment plan,” says Wildlife Center Manager Ciera Duits-Cavanaugh. “There are eight of them, so we hav ..read more
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2023 Monterey Jazz Festival
Carmel Magazine
by Michael Chatfield
6M ago
Herbie Hancock_color_9818_EDITED-RT The 2023 Monterey Jazz Festival’s slate of performers is the final one to be curated by outgoing Artistic Director Tim Jackson. He’s stepping down after 32 years with the organization and programming his swan song has been a bittersweet experience, “depending on the day.” “I’m looking forward to a great year with a ton of great artists I’ve worked with for years. I’ve chosen a blend of old friends and new faces,” he says, “and I think it’s a lineup that will put smiles on a lot of faces.” Those old friends include Herbie Hancock, composer and trumpeter Teren ..read more
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Powerful in Pink
Carmel Magazine
by Brett Wilbur
6M ago
~SPOILER ALERT~ 2RCF1MK Barbie 2023 Margot Robbie In late July, throngs of men, women and kids outfitted in shades of pink—many rocking cat eye sunglasses, with sweaters tied nattily around their necks and sparkly accent pieces—eagerly made their way to the Warner Brothers “Barbie” movie premiere. Some posed in photo booths to take Barbie and Ken themed photo strips; other theaters had life-sized Barbie doll boxes to step inside. For all the eagerness, no one knew what to expect of the film, which clocks in at just under two hours. Actress America Ferrera teased, “Whatever you think it is, it ..read more
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