The Beach House at Lovers Point is so romantic if you’re taking that special someone day or evening. Panoramic views, full bar and heated outdoor patio you will not be disappointed in this restaurant with an amazing California cuisine menu. We arrived at 6:30pm, let me just say words cannot describe how beautiful this restaurant is at every angle. They have plenty views from every table, with great service and food. You will put it on your list as the best place to dine. The Solarium is the outdoor patio which recently got an update. Solar panels to shade you from the sun and protect you from foggy weather. Take a look at some scrumptious photos from dinner.
Our final excursion, a 30 minute drive from our Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel, California to a place of wonder and discovery. It has been known that one can express anything through art and our host has done just that. In her formal day a stock broker then clinical psychologist Patricia Qualls always came back to her first love, art. She asked us each to find a painting that spoke to us and the one above was by far a cherry in my eye. It reminded me of a dancing ballerina in a pink and gold tutu. A painting is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes and each one of great pieces of work gave a story that will live on a lifetime.
Her motto to follow your passion is how people should live. Take a look at more of her extraordinary pieces from her collection.
A special thank you to Patricia Qualls for inviting us into her artist studio.
Open Daily, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Tuesday by Appointment
Day two of our llblognotaconf we start off with continental breakfast in the poolside meeting room with an amazing view. We were given our itinerary for the day, Carrie Thiess the owner shared the wonderful story of how Hofsas House is now celebrating 70 years. Read more here.
After the wonderful stories of Hofsas House, the next panel successful writing & partnerships workshop taught us a bit about asking the right public relations agencies for business. The best thing we could have done of our blog is take this sitting. Kelly had some pretty great insights on how you should have your pitch letters ready to send out your current travel dates to different pr companies you wish to work with in order to get great assignments. She also mentioned that when asking for the work that its stickily business. Dress the part, ask lots of questions. Be sure that the company you’re potentially working for be in a position to give you more work. Take great photo’s of the sponsoring property and if you need anything or have an issue address it with the head person in charge. So many other tips were shared in the workshop that were valuable and it was a delight to be in the room. As our workshop came to a close, we headed out to a place called Carmel Belle for lunch.
Carmel Belle is a small cafe down the way that has light bits from sandwiches to salads and specialty drinks. The spread was really nice, the people were happy to be there and the love of food brought us all together.
Everything was really good, and very thoughtful. A special thank you to Carmel Belle for their hospitality. Enjoy more delectable photos from our lunch. This trip was sponsored all opinions are my own.
A shout out to our organizer Padma Media from the Lifestyle Bloggers Collective and to the sponsors of this event thank you.
Northern California boasts some amazing landmarks. Celebrating 70 years of serving the City of Carmel, this boutique hotel has the views and service to prove you’re in the right place. Its marvel beauty comes at a perfect time to explore the masses. Donna Hofsas and her husband Fred bought a few small cottages in the late 40s to begin what is now a 38 room phenomenon. Its European style was my favorite part, throughout the property its influence gives the place a unique vibe.
The mural is right outside the front of the hotel by Maxine Albro this piece was painted and competed in 1957.
Donna and Fred stayed on the property while it was being constructed. The family suite room 9/10 are available to guests today and are the original cottages Fred and Donna occupied. This property is amazing, with panoramic views of the ocean it truly takes your breath away. Upon arrival the hotel planned a special schedule for us to enjoy while we were in town. You too can have a special schedule catered to you and your party, just ask the front desk for recommendations and they will take care of the rest. Did I mention that Carmel is a pet-friendly and so is Hofsas House.
We checked into our rooms with wine and cheese waiting which was a nice treat from the drive. Hofsas House offers a variety of services. Continental breakfast is apart of your stay. With partners at six different golf courses in the area. A couples massage, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel walk by the sea passport, a walking trail, you can even have your room decorated for an anniversary, romantic getaway or birthday.
We met with Carrie Theis the owner who took great care of us, she made sure every detail was covered down to the food menu. As we headed off to the poolside meeting room, our first activity was honey tasting with Jake Resisdorf.
This 14 year old entrepreneur started this business as a school project. He was so interested in the subject and how bees are treated he wanted to do more and Carmel Honey Company was born. Did you know the honey bought in grocery stores are fake? When Jake told us about how the nutrients are watered down and put on the self I have since stopped buying it. Honey has a lot of beauty capabilities. You can use it as an acne mask in the evening time before going to bed. If you have bad breath eat a teaspoon of it and then brush your teeth afterwards. If you’ve had hiccups you can eat a spoonful of honey may get rid of them.
As we wrapped up our honey tasting, dinner was on our minds. Dinner at Abalonetti’s came at a perfect time. The lighting of the restaurant was divine, service impeccable and the company and conversation made it worth every bite.
The food, let me just say that the food lifted you unto a place of being. I was stuffed by the end of the meal. Dessert came out and I almost passed out. lol
After dinner we had a girls mixer in our rooms and that was a real treat. As the first day came to a close the remaining days of the trip was too marvel. Come back to follow my journey in Carmel.
A special thank you to our organizer Padma Media from the Lifestyle Bloggers Collective sponsors for an amazing experience. Check out the swag bag we received.