These specialty items from Monterey Bay are as memorable as your favorite coastal paradise.
The sun was so stunning along the coast that you were compelled to nab one of the adjustable cotton baseball caps at The Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe.
$14. BIG SUR,
Honey made from the county’s bee hives by an intrepid local who mastered his craft long ago — when he was in fifth grade — should be plenty to lure you in here. But a Honey Gift Box will really win you over.
The Ultimate Round: Pebble Beach Golf Links wows with anecdotes, testimonials from greats of the game, and stunning images by local photographer Joann Dost.
$40. PEBBLE BEACH,
Exquisite, veganbased, and crafted by a local from the region's finest herbs and other ingredients. Just add water and lather up with these handmade soaps.
$40–$120. MOSS LANDING,
Go ahead — splurge. A selection of colorful English neckwear is in abundance at Khaki’s in Carmel, a handsome gem of a store.
$175 and up. CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA,
The latest offering at The Quail & Olive comes in the form of a bottle of Mission Fig Balsamic Vinegar, created from local sources. Downright divine.
$18.50. CARMEL VALLEY,
While any number of items found in Carmel's Diggidy Dog: A Cat & Dog Boutique stand out, the Harry Barker cotton rope bone should make plenty a tail wag.