Steven Whyte

Monumental Talent

Steven Whyte at his studio in The Barnyard. In the classroom, Steven Whyte could barely see the board or get through reading without muddling the words. The Carmel-by-the-Sea-based sculptor is shortsighted and severely dyslexic, something he easily admits now but never confessed to teachers as he scuffled through grade school in England. “Plus, my parents were in the air force, …

Palo Corona Regional Park - Big Sur Land Trust

Saving Big Sur

By Peter Fish “Big Sur is an incredibly iconic region,” Jeannette Tuitele-Lewis says. “Amazing and beautiful. We’re so lucky here.” Anybody who has experienced Big Sur will agree. Stretching south from Monterey for more than 70 miles, Big Sur’s cliffs and coves and crashing waves, its wildflower–dotted hillsides and redwood canyons combine to create the most beautiful coastline in the …

Montery Bay Golf

A Good Walk on a Golf Course

By Jill K. Robinson California’s golf history has its early beginnings in Monterey County and today, the region’s dramatic scenery and famous golf courses inspire awe and draw players from all levels of the sport. Public and private golf courses scattered throughout Monterey County Total holes Total yards Number of times the U.S. Open has been played at Pebble Beach …

Monterey Bay Dog Parks

Top Dog-Friendly Beaches and Parks in Monterey County

By Dana Rebmann CARMEL BEACH Dogs can romp off-leash at this seaside paradise. Poised pups wanting to make waves can hang 20 with a surfing lesson. ASILOMAR STATE BEACH Opt for the mile-long stretch of sand, the slightly shorter Asilomar Coast Trail — or both. Dogs must remain on leash at all times. GARRAPATA STATE PARK Near Big Sur, the …

Semi-Precious Big Sur

Semi-Precious Big Sur Jade

By Jill K. Robinson Big Sur’s rugged beauty inspired painter Francis McComas to call it "the greatest meeting of land and water in the world.” It’s also home to nephrite jade, found in a concentrated deposit along parts of Big Sur’s south coast. Some of the jade can be spied on land, but the greatest treasure is underwater — and …

Carmel-by-the-Sea California

Spotlight: Carmel-By-The-Sea

Class and elegance go hand in hand here. Favorite go-tos are L’Auberge, Monte Verde Inn, and Cypress Inn (the latter of which is owned by actress and singer Doris Day). Big perk: Pooches are more than welcome in all three. Tickle Pink Inn at Carmel Highlands, the original home of former U.S. Sen. Edward Tickle and his wife, Bess, overlooks …

Monterey California

Spotlight: Monterey

Victorian-inspired designs brighten The Monterey Hotel in historic downtown Monterey. The boutique inn charms with its hand-carved wood furnishings and plantation shutters. Portola Hotel & Spa is a Four Diamond swirl of splendor and bay adventure. Outdoor romps like scuba diving can be arranged here, as well as wine and beer tastings. For a complete decompression of the body and …