We’ll be featuring a selection of local tastemakers on our website to help guests plan their time while visiting Carmel and the surrounding area. Find out where the locals go, where they eat and shop, and their hidden treasures.
Shelly is fourth generation Carmel. She definitely knows her way around Carmel and is well-versed on all of the great Carmel events that take place throughout the year. And if you decide that you’d like to have a place of your own in Carmel, Shelly is the right person to help you make that happen.
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Davi is at the heart of the arts community in Carmel working for one of the oldest and most prominent art and photo galleries. She is a trusted tastemaker when it comes to the arts in Carmel and for family-friendly outings, as she has a young son.
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Angolee is the owner of Oya Salon with her husband Brian. Along with managing the salon, she’s also active in the Carmel/Monterey community, as well as managing a household with two kids. She knows a lot about the fabric of Carmel and beyond. She has great tips on Monterey and Carmel Valley for those who like to venture out of Carmel during their stay.
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Chloe Dolata with her Carmel-native husband Jay, have operated Carmel Belle Café for seven years. It’s a popular spot for breakfast, lunch and early dinner for both locals and travelers seeking a little local flavor. Chloe obviously has great taste in restaurants, so when we asked, she happily obliged to share some of her favorite culinary haunts.
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The Hideaway has some favorite spots based on our own experiences checking out the town and from guest and local feedback.