Charles Gruwell designs everything from sumptuous hotel rooms to upscale restaurants to tranquil courtyards to private high-end residences, all with an artist's eye. The Pacific Grove native, who has returned home after decades of honing his craft both locally and in major cities, bases his designs on the principles he learned as an apprentice to prominent Bay Area designer … [Read more...] about An Award-Winning Local Talent Comes Home
The iconic Photography West Gallery in Carmel is one of—if not the only—galleries in today's digital world exclusively devoted to film photography. Founded by Carol Williams 40 years ago, and directed by her daughter, Julia Christopher, its redwood walls are illuminated by handmade originals from legendary masters of photography. Luminous rare gelatin silver landscapes by Ansel … [Read more...] about Forty Years of Fine Art on Film
Television host Chris Harrison, best known for ABC's "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," and the resulting spin-offs, emceed a fundraiser for Carmel-based nonprofit AIM Youth Mental Health during Car Week in August in Pebble Beach. The gala raised just under $800,000 for "innovative and promising research to find better treatments and cures for youth struggling with their … [Read more...] about Beyond “The Bachelor”
"Sch-wing." "We're not worthy! We suck!" "Party on Wayne. Party on Garth." Actor and comedian Dana Carvey launched catchphrases and characters that the popular culture of the '80s and '90s eagerly embraced. His "Saturday Night Live" character Church Lady of the fictional show "Church Chat" captivated audiences with her disgust of earthly pleasures and her gleeful shaming of the … [Read more...] about Party On!
Sitting at a polished boardroom table next to Ted Balestreri, chairman and CEO of Monterey's Cannery Row Company, it's easy to picture the popular waterfront area that he was instrumental in developing which is now bustling with shops, restaurants, hotels and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. What is harder to imagine is the rundown state of Cannery Row 60 years ago, with … [Read more...] about Sixty Years of Cannery Row’s Developing Renaissance