This past weekend was the 50th annual Celebrate Campbell "awards dinner" where we celebrate the people and organizations that make this little city such an wonderful place. One of the people that we celebrated was our very own Carol Pouya, who's the owner of Tessora's Barra di Vino, a board member of the Downtown Campbell Business Association (DCBA), and a volunteer. She typically works on things behind the scenes so most people don't know how much she does to contribute to the culture and atmosphere of Downtown Campbell.

I'll let the President of the DCBA, Andrea Buswell, tell you a bit more about, Carol Pouya, our honoree for 2018. Here's a copy of the introduction that Andrea gave in presenting the award to her.

Andrea Buswell, Owner of Frost Cupcake Factory

Carol puts her whole heart into everything she believes in including her business Tessora's Bara di Vino, her beautiful family, and the Downtown Campbell Business Association. Carol was in the dental field for 20 years, but decided to “retire” and follow her passion for wine along with her husband, Hamid. Tessora’s first opened in the Pruneyard in 2009 and when the opportunity came to move to Downtown Campbell, they jumped at the chance and opened on E Campbell Avenue in 2015. Tessora’s adds such a vibrant, welcoming charm to Downtown Campbell, and is truly a family run business. This strong, hard-working woman is also a mother of five, Jenni (who is also the head chef), Nikki (who runs the front of house as well as social media), Derick, Matthew and Nasheen, as well as a grandmother of 3….so far…and counting!

Carol has a way of making her customers feel important and “at home” and gives the ultimate customer service. She is a truly dedicated, hard-working woman who is always there, late nights or early mornings, without complaint. On top of this, she volunteers countless hours to the DCBA, and acts as the “Mom” of the board, which comes natural to her, for obvious reasons! She has been an integral part of the execution and success of First Fridays, the Wine Walks and all of our wonderful Downtown Campbell events. In fact, she is instrumental in organizing, scheduling and booking all of the music acts you enjoy on the streets of Downtown. (See what I did there.)

Carol has been such a welcome face, neighbor, friend, mentor, boss, wife, mother, grandmother and champion of all things Campbell. We are lucky to have her on the DCBA Board along with the rest of our scrappy little bunch, and honor her tonight with this well deserved recognition and induction into the admired group of Campbell Elite.


Bella's Studio, Old Monterey's sewing, craft, and design studio, is presenting Summer Kids' Camps June 11 - August 2, 2018 for a variety of ages and skill levels. For a complete list of our summer camps, including descriptions, please click here. Maximum 4 campers per session, so sign up early. $100 deposit is required to hold your space.

Kids' Summer Camps 2018

June 11 - 15: For the Young Ones (ages 6-8)
This is the perfect camp for young ones who want to get their little hands all crafty. Campers will create fun, easy projects to jump-start their sewing journeys. No sewing experience necessary, just a desire to learn a new craft and meet new friends. Campers will create their own unique teddy bear and pillow with a pocket pouch to keep him in. $395

June 18-22: Quilt & Embroider (ages 8-13)
A summer favorite! Campers will create a cozy quilted blanket and learn the art of hand embroidery. A perfect combination to learn for any future sewing project. $410

July 25-29: It's a Doll Party (ages 8-12)
Campers will create a matching sleepover outfit with their favorite 18" doll. Cozy jammies and a snuggly pillow will make quite a fashion statement. We finish the week with a tea party - all dolls invited! $395

July 9 - 13: Fashionista 1 (ages 8-16)
July 16 - 20: Fashionista 2 (ages 8-16)
Fashionista Camps are for those with some sewing experience who want to take their designing and sewing skills to the next level. Budding designers will create an original outfit while learning to follow a pattern and sew with professional results. We'll explore design theory and fashion illustration. $435 per week; $845 for both sessions

July 23 - 27: Accessories & Gadgets Galore! (ages 7-13)
Totes, pouches, pencil cases, book covers, hair flowers - this camp is a week of fun small projects that are stylish and practical. $410

July 30 - August 2: Snuggly Sleepover Ensemble (ages 7-13)
Get ready for those sleepovers with a pair of cute, cozy jammie pants, matching pillow, and an awesome bag to carry your sleepover necessities. $410

Teeth Whitening Monterey, a SmileLabs dealer located at 188 Webster Street in Old Monterey, is offering two specials in March 2018: receive $30 off any teeth whitening session, or receive 5 sessions for $219. Please call us at 831-717-4676 to book your appointment, or visit our website for more information.

Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, an independent, locally-owned movie theater located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey, March 9-15, 2018.

Daily at 9:30pm

Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, the film reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema's most unique auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and the value of the human spirit. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 2:50pm, 5:10pm, 7:25pm, 9:40pm

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law, Senan attempts to restart his life-but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:20pm, 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:20pm, 9:15pm

In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy, Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay. Watch the trailer.

Weekdays at 2:30pm, 4:50pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 2:30pm, 4:50pm, 7:10pm, 9:20pm

Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. The pair bond over Lily's contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another's most destructive tendencies. Watch the trailer.

Daily at 12:50pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm

Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned...Read More

Lilify is excited to announce our newest collaboration with American Weekend which is bringing a thoughtful collection of timeless vintage goods, including bags and jewelry, to our shop, located at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Come and check out our latest finds!

American Weekend offers vintage accessories that fit modern day trends and aesthetics.

Fashion Trade, which buys and sells a wide variety of women's clothing, shoes, and accessories, is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5:30pm. And we're offering special deals each day of the week!

On Wednesdays, buy 2 items and get the third item (of equal or lesser value) free. On Thursdays, earn double stamps on your Fashion Trade Loyal Customer Card when you buy or sell merchandise here. On Fridays, bring a friend in to shop with you and save 5%. And on Saturdays, all bets are off as our manager chooses a surprise sale for the day! Come and visit us at 554 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey for all your fashion needs.

Looking forward to a stylish home update? Let’s get started! Now through March 31, 2018, Carpets and Floors, Inc. is offering a discount on beautiful Karastan carpet styles. Come visit our showroom at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and take a look. Locally owned and operated, we are the only Karastan Designer Gallery in the area.