Beaux R'eves

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Beautiful Monterrey and Carmel By The Sea

Wow, doesn't that just take your breath away?  
I have been to a LOT of places all over the world and I don't think that I can think of a prettier place than
 Monterrey and Carmel.  
Everywhere you look the coastline is just spectacular.
 This is where we stayed:
  The Martine Inn  in Pacific Grove. It's much prettier than this photo.  It was built in 1899 and remodeled into this slightly Spanish/Mediterranean facade.  You can walk right down to the water and walk 10 minutes to Cannery Row in Monterrey.  
Here is our room: The Parke Room which overlooks the ocean.  It was the original Master Bedroom. We would leave the small windows open at night and listen to the waves crashing against the rocks. 
 So Romantic!
There were lots of windows and look at this wonderful 1860 four poster bed.
There were too many antiques to mention
 and yet it didn't feel stuffy.  
I think the extensive use of white bedding and the soft curtains helped to lighten it up. 
The original claw foot tubs remain in the home even after many renovations. 
We were able to sneak a peek at the other rooms.  They would leave them open after they cleaned them.  See how they hang the pictures on the molding?  Love that!
I bet this bed has a history!
This was one of my favs.  I'm a sucker for blue toile...
Another cozy room with an awesome headboard.
In the dining room breakfast would be served overlooking the view.  And, evening wine and snacks too!  
Have you ever stayed in a B&B? 
 I know some people don't care for them. 
 As my sister put it, it feels like you are in too close of quarters.  But it doesn't bother me as long as I have my own personal bath.  I like the coziness of a B&B. 
Of course a trip to Monterrey and Carmel would not be complete without a trip through 17 mile Drive.  
   17 miles of Spectacular coastline and three golf courses which I guess are spectacular Haha!   Pebble Beach is the most famous course but Mr. Beaux says the the Spanish Bay is much prettier.  
Here is my idea of pretty on the golf course!  Look at these cuties!  And the golfers would just walk right by them.
The famous "Lone Cypress" is over 250 years old. 
 I love this photo!
I won't bore you (sorry if I have already) with a million vacation photos but you do have to suffer through a few more.  This is a B&B named
 the Gosby House in Pacific Grove. 
 We stayed here on our honeymoon 30 years ago.  Unfortunately it was booked so we couldn't stay there this time around.  But I did go up on the porch and Mr. Beaux took my picture.

And there I am way back when!!!  I know, nothing has changed right?  Cool wedges!
Wrapping up our trip I will post this photo taken in Carmel 30 years ago.  Looking at these newlyweds today I can't believe all that we have accomplished together.  We have been through so much together and I feel so lucky to be married to my best friend.  I could go on and on but this is supposed to be a design blog...  

Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,
XO Cindy

I'm linking to Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 

 Judy at DIY by Design

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Susan Freeman said...

Congrats on 30 years of marriage! Yes, I too think that Carmel and it's coastline is truly spectacular. My husband and I think it is heaven on earth and for David, Pebble is his temple!!

Susan and Bentley

Entertaining Women said...

We honeymooned in Carmel at the Del Monte Lodge on the course at Pebble Beach almost 44 years ago. We played most of the courses, and you're right...they are spectacular. We've returned several times; I think that it's time to plan another trip. Thanks for the journey down memory lane. Cherry Kay

Sue said...

PG and Monterey are probably my most favorite places in CA. I think we all have the same photo of the lone cypress! LOL. I enjoy a B & B- but like you- want my own bath. Loved seeing your photos!

Jenny said...

Great post! I would LOVE to stay at a B&B with those views! Crashing waves are like a lullaby for me. ;-). I adore the honeymoon photo pictures too - so great. Congrats on 30 years! We're coming up on 18, and my parents are celebrating *47* years today!!

dee dee said...

Ohhhhhh Cindy, How beautiful! I love to stay in B& B's too!
dee dee

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a lovely, lovely place! And, you look great! Congrats! Visiting rom DIY by Design. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Your trip sounds FABULOUS!

And you look better now than you did- and you looked great then. A bride is always so stunning.

So sorry it was booked, but where you stayed was amazing.

I LOVE Carmel by the Sea and hope to go back one day soon.

PCovi said...

We also honeymooned in Monterey :) We stayed at Green Gables 23 years ago and love it!

Rebecca Nelson said...

How beautiful. Thank you for sharing...LOVED the old photos. SWEET!


Anonymous said...

We honeymooned in Monterey as well (Seven Gables Inn). It was wonderful, and we hope to return one day.

This N That said...

Beautiful pictures and dreamy accommodations.. I remember in the early 70's when we were in SF and drove down the coast to Pebble beach being disappointed with the pictures when we got home..It was so much more beautiful..Cameras today are so much better..

DIYbyDesign said...

Absolutely gorgeous. We stayed somewhere similar a few years back. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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