July 4, 2009 |
Blackstone Group, the buyout firm that owns Hilton Hotels Corp., sold a golf resort near Carmel to an investment firm led by John Pritzker for $20 million. Pritzker, the founding partner of San Francisco-based Geolo Capital and son of the late billionaire Hyatt Hotels founder Jay Pritzker, said his company would spend about $25 million to upgrade Carmel Valley Ranch during the next 18 to 24 months. The resort is spread over 400 acres, and Pritzker's plans include room renovations and a spa.
April 22, 2007
No one writes about Carmel like Chris Reynolds ["Suitable for Framing," April 15]. What a beautiful piece, text and photos and nuggets of info only people who care would take the time to discover. I phoned my friend Sue McCloud, Carmel's mayor, to tell her to call Carmel Drug and be sure they have a copy of the Travel section intact. SHARON LAWRENCE Los Angeles Thanks for a wonderful and comprehensive travel article on the Weston family legacy and Point Lobos.
April 15, 2007 |
Carmel There's looking at a seascape. And there's really looking at a seascape, so engrossed in the beach and the rocks and the light and the textures that you find yourself in the back of a sea cave gazing through a camera lens, nobody else on the beach for a mile or more, a rogue wave exploding at the cave entrance. Your footprints vanish under the foam and then your feet, but all you're thinking is Have I seen this view before? How to frame it? Then the sloshing water tickles your ankles and your knees, and you notice that much of the entrance is under a rising froth.
April 15, 2007 |
THERE'S looking at a seascape. And there's really looking at a seascape, so engrossed in the beach and the rocks and the light and the textures that you find yourself in the back of a sea cave gazing through a camera lens, nobody else on the beach for a mile or more, a rogue wave exploding at the cave entrance. Your footprints vanish under the foam and then your feet, but all you're thinking is Have I seen this view before? How to frame it?
February 19, 2006 |
THE plan was simple enough: Pick up my girlfriend, Katie, rent a vehicle that could withstand an infamously bumpy dirt road, and leave the busy, gritty, noisy cityscape behind. Growing up near Berkeley, I had long heard of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, a retreat in Carmel Valley's Ventana Wilderness as famous for its vegetarian cuisine as for its salve-for-all-ills hot springs.
August 5, 2005 |
The artists discovered this village in the early 1900s and put up wooden cottages where they could paint pictures of the shoreline and coastal pines. Then the art dealers arrived, with their silky scarves, flute-filled soundtracks and airy showrooms. For a long time, plein-air painters and their patrons co-existed here profitably.
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February 7, 2005 |
Sidney Reade continues to receive requests for the Carmel Fire Belles' calendar. Although it's more than five weeks into the new year, she still sold two calendars last week. The calendar, produced as a fundraiser, is a parody of a nudie calendar, featuring 12 middle-aged women in the buff, private parts carefully covered by firefighting equipment. The youngest model is 51, the oldest 84.
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October 21, 2004 |
Swing a baguette anywhere in this European-flavored coastal resort and you're likely to whack a piece of art. For many of the 4,000 residents in this chic Monterey Peninsula retreat, that's a big problem. Earlier this month, the council approved an "urgency ordinance" banning more art galleries. It may seem extreme, but this is also the place that, a few years ago, banned for-profit walking tours. It once vigorously debated the sale of ice cream cones.