I'm not one to pass up complimentary food, or food in general, but I have to say I was very impressed with the cuisine and the fashion in Carmel by the Sea, CA. This culinary and culture adventure began when the generous owners at Hofsas House, a quaint family-owned hotel in Carmel by the Sea, CA, offered me a complimentary media stay. I was excited about the opportunity from the get go because I'd never been to Carmel by the Sea, but my stay there (and my shopping and dining there) far exceeded my expectations.
First of all, the beautiful prime rib pictured above can be yours at The Whaling Station Steakhouse in Monterey, less than 5 miles from Carmel by the Sea. This restaurant is somewhat of a legend in the area- they have the finest beef and an insanely cool meat cart to help you choose your steak. If that's not outstanding customer service, I don't know what is. You can check it out below for a preview of the most tactile menu around.
Carmel by the Sea is full of gems- from the fine art of Doctor Seuss (finally an art gallery for me) to the hat shop for only the most discerning fashionista.
I just had to have this leopard print fedora- especially after the owner gave me an extra 20% off!
My only regret from this amazing vacation is that it just wouldn't be practical to go home with this baby- Audrey Hepburn incarnate! I definitely recommend Carmel by the Sea if you're looking for charm, couture and culture.