21st Anniversary Sale at Pamir Rugs and Kilims

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by lighthouseave in Lighthouse District

Pamir Rugs and Kilims presents our 21st Anniversary Sale!  August 15 through October 15, 2014, we're offering 25-50% off all new and antique handmade rugs and kilims and 20% off our rug cleaning and repair services.

Pamir Rugs & Kilims, located at 237 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, specializes in handmade Oriental rugs from around the world. Our interior designers, with over 20 years of experience, are happy to help you pick the best quality rug for your home. For more information, please phone us at 831-647-9965....Read More

Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off on Alvarado

Posted on August 7th, 2014 by pcofresi in Old Monterey

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Monterey Classic Car Week Kick-Off

The heart of historic downtown Monterey will be transformed into an outdoor motorsports museum when historic race cars line Alvarado Street between 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week activities.

The race car show lines the street allowing visitors the chance to freely walk among the race cars, take pictures beside them and ask questions of their owners. This event marks the start of an exhilarating week on the central coast and allows visitors to gain an up-close look at the weekend’s biggest automotive stars. In addition to its motorsports attractions, the race car show will also feature raffle prizes, music and driver interviews.

With the support of the Old Monterey Business Association, the show features a select group of classic race cars that will participate in the week’s cornerstone event, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Under police escort, this band of historic race cars will travel from the race track, down Highway 68 and finish their journey in beautiful Old Monterey where they will be on display for the downtown community. 

This year’s race car show will feature a diverse lineup of race cars, such as a 1956 Lotus Eleven, 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA, 1968 Bizzarrini Strada and a 1963 Corvette Stingray. 

For race participants it is an opportunity to showcase their cars to the community in a festive environment filled with families. Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( located at 301 Alvarado is a generous supporter of the event. Cibo is hosting a driver reception that will be open to the public at 5 p.m. with complimentary appetizers until 7 p.m. and live jazz music beginning at 5:30.

We hope to see you there!


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Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House is pleased to announce that photographer Charlie Gibson is the winner of the Spirit of Campbell contest, gaining the visitor vote for the photograph that best represents the Spirit of Campbell in our current exhibit of historical Campbell photographs at Ainsley House.

We invite you to come and see Charlie's photo alongside a select collection of historical photographs of Campbell now through mid-October. Tours of Ainsley House and the exhibit are offered Thursday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm. The last tour of the day departs from the Carriage House at 3:15pm....Read More

Hellam's Tobacco Shop is giving away an Alec Bradley limited edition triple-flame torch lighter (valued at $49.95) with a minimum purchase of $100 of Alec Bradley cigars at our store.

As of July 19, 2014, we only have ten lighters remaining - get 'em while they last! There's no better time to buy something special for the cigar lover in your life. Visit us at 423 Alvarado Street in Monterey....Read More

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the links below to read the full articles.

Lighthouse Avenue Buildings Come Down
by Phillip Molnar
Monterey Herald, 07/14/14

Monterey Tobacco Sign Likely About 88 Years Old [Carbone's]
by Phillip Molnar
Monterey Herald, 07/18/14

Knock Down, Drag Out: Developer Carl Outzen's Lighthouse Avenue Project Can't Get Any Love from the Neighborhood
by David Schmalz
Monterey County Weekly, 07/17/14

West End Celebration Adds Eco-Fashion Show [Cat's Meow]
by Kathryn McKenzie
Monterey Herald, 06/05/14


Threading Is Now Available at Oya Salon

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by lighthouseave in Lighthouse District

An alternative to waxing, threading offers great results with less skin irritation. This ancient Middle Eastern technique of hair removal creates a defined brow line and silky smooth hairless skin. 

Oya Salon is now offering 10% off threading services until August 15, 2014. Call today to book your appointment, 831-656-0570.
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Did you know you can hold your child's birthday party at Monterey County Youth Museum?

MY Museum sets the stage for creating a great birthday party for your child at competitive prices. Not only will your guests enjoy the Museum's seven galleries, we also offer three different birthday party packages with help from a staff known for creating memorable experiences. You bring the cake and we’ll help with the rest.

Standard Party Package - 15 children per room
Includes 2 hours of playtime for party guests, 15 goody bags, 15 party crowns, and exclusive use of the Party Room.
Members: $175 or $300 for two rooms
Non-members: $200 or $325 for two rooms

Private Party Package - up to 75 guests
Have the whole museum to yourself and your favorite friends. This package includes 2 hours of exclusive use of the museum and party rooms, a decorated gift table, and all guests receive a special 10% discount at the MY Gift Cart.
Members: $375
Non-members: $425 (includes a complimentary membership)

Slumber Party Package - 1 adult for every 5 guests required
You'll get an all night exclusive sleepover in the Museum starting at 7pm, including 2 Sleepover staff members, goody bags, activities and games, light evening snack, and light breakfast.
Members: $35 per person
Non-members: $40 per person...Read More

Angie would like to introduce to you her newest women's jacket, available now at Angie's Boutique at 315 Calle Principal. This soft, stylish, semi-fitted quilted jacket has zippers, zippers, zippers!  It's perfect for an evening out, a day at the office, or to wear casually with a pair of jeans. Available in black and cream....Read More

Summertime at Ocean Sushi Deli

Posted on July 12th, 2014 by OceanSushiDeli in Old Monterey

Ocean Sushi Deli has had a busy summer! In July, we helped cater the 100th year birthday celebration of George Tanimura (of Tanimura & Antle). The epic event, with 600 guests, included a fireworks display, taiko drummers from San Jose, and even sky jumpers!

On August 13, we'll be serving sushi for the unofficial kick-off party of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and its 2,500 guests. There's never a dull moment!

If you're looking for a caterer and delicious Japanese fare, please give us a call at 831-645-9876.  We'll be happy to speak with you....Read More