Rainy season is upon us, but you can stay dry and fashionable with Cypress Boutique's new floral inverted umbrella, priced at $19.99. We welcome in-store shopping as well as phone orders for curbside pick-up or shipping. Just call us at 831-383-2769 or visit at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey.

Old Monterey Dining Guide Updated for the New Year

Posted on January 6th, 2021 by omba

The Old Monterey Dining Guide has been freshly updated to reflect new business hours and more! To make it easy to find the restaurants and cafes that best suit your needs during the stay-at-home order, our Dining Guide has three categories: take-out, delivery, and no-contact curbside pick-up.

Enjoy a delicious meal or treat to-go from one of our many fine food and drink establishments and support a small, locally-owned business.

It's cold outside, and Siamese Bay Restaurant invites you to warm up with a to-go order of our delicious Tom Kah Kai Soup. Featuring chicken, coconut milk, and fresh mushrooms, this traditional Thai soup made from scratch in our kitchen is a perfect blend of creamy and spicy.

Siamese Bay Restaurant, located at 131 Webster Street in Old Monterey, is open daily, 11am-7pm. Give us a call at 831-373-1550 to place your order for pick-up.

Franklin Street Collaborative presents our January pop-up shop, The Glow Up Marketplace! Curated to inspire your new year glow up with locally made, hand made, and human made home, beauty, and lifestyle goods. Begin 2021 with this self-care shopping experience at our store at 201 Franklin Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Featuring products from:
A&E Straws - zero waste living
Abalone - shells & things
Aubrey Girl - handmade accessories
Eclipse Creations - handmade bath & body products
The Glowing Mommy - hand poured soy candles
Happy Nest - handmade accessories
Jazgandi Beauty - handcrafted vegan lip products
Kat Delina - handmade turban hats
KH Craft - ceramics
Koahware - vintage & boho home decor
Leah Mark Designs - handmade jewelry
Nicole Maican - handmade jewelry
Manuzon - handmade clay dishes & keychains
Mask Effect
Megan Gnekow - art & illustration
Meninas - handmade children's clothing
Monterey Bay Food Tours - local artisan food & gifts
Mountains to the Sea - consciously created lifestyle goods
Picnic by the Sea
Ponder Knit
Sugar and T - handcrafted candles & bath treats
Sugared Tumbleweed - vintage treasures
Urth Angel LA - macrame plant hangers
Valley Botanicals...Read More

Are you setting goals for the new year? Let Haute Beauty Guide's planners help you! From budgeting to five-year goals, to day-to-day, to a quick month-at-a-glance, we have something for everyone. View and purchase them in our online store or pop into the shop at 71 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey to check them out in person - we're open Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Haute Beauty Guide is a locally owned retail boutique featuring skincare products, home decor, toys and activities for small children, adornments, and more. We celebrate the work of small California artisans and creators.

As you know, it has been a very tough winter for restaurants with the December 2020 Shelter-in-Place order requiring restaurants to close outdoor dining. A guest videography team wanted to do something nice for restaurant businesses struggling in the Covid-19 pandemic and they chose Downtown Campbell as the location to shoot a short promotional video.

The SeeFood team did a wonderful video featuring Downtown Campbell restaurants and gave our eateries a chance to express their gratitude for the support that you've given us in 2020. That so many of our eateries survived 2020 is a testament to how much our community has been there for us. To everyone who's been ordering take-out to keep our restaurants alive, we cannot thank you enough.

Thanks for visiting Downtown Campbell, SeeFood team and thank you so much for the great video!

About SeeFood

SeeFood works with restaurants to make them a visual picture menus and features the menus on the SeeFood app to allow people to quickly and visually browse the menu. SeeFood's goal is to get people excited about a restaurant's food and create a better dining experience for their customers by encouraging them to explore the menu beyond their usuals.

We know there have been many individuals and companies that have gone above and beyond, helping others in the community.

Let us know who they are! The deadline is this Sunday, January 10th.

Who do you know that deserves recognition for contributions to the community in 2020?

Let us know. Nominate an individual and/or a business. The deadline is this Sunday, January 10th.

Nominations forms are available at:

Let’s start the year off right! From January 1, 2021 through January 15, 2021, Shelley Bennett Skincare invites you to enjoy 15% off orders over $50 on our website with the code FreshStart.

Our retail shop features Shelley Bennett's own line of skincare products as well as Caudalie's full line of products and Image Skincare's clinical line. In addition, we carry skin care tools such as jade rollers, organic cotton washcloths, and more. Curbside pick-up as well as shipping and local delivery are available.

Shelley Bennett Skincare is located at 588 Houston Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

Cheryl Graham has been a beloved friend and dedicated employee at Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe for 12 years. The Monday before Christmas, Cheryl suffered a stroke at work. Staff called 911 and she was immediately transported to CHOMP. On December 31, she was moved to CHOMP's Acute Rehab Center, where she is receiving the best care available and currently undergoes three therapy sessions each day.

Cheryl has a long road to recovery ahead of her. If you are able, please consider contributing to Cheryl Graham's GoFundMe page to help pay the bills as she travels this difficult journey.

From Parker-Lusseau:
In Cheryl's eyes, our customers come first. No matter what kind of day she is having, she always has something nice to say to them - a simple smile, a hug (pre-Covid), a compliment, while fixing their favorite drink. She knows many customers on a first name basis. We ALL love her.

Mythic Games, located at 561 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is happy to announce that you can now preorder Magic The Gathering: Kaldheim on our website. It's scheduled to be released on February 5, 2021 - you can choose to pick it up at our store, or have it shipped to you. Prerelease kits are $30, and draft booster boxes are $110.

Please shop at small businesses and support your favorite local gaming spots in 2021.

Monterey Museum of Art presents an online symposium on Saturday, January 9, 10am-5pm, entitled Change = Action/Time: Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art. For more information and to register, click here.

Join Latinx and Chicanx artists and scholars including MacArthur Fellow Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D., renowned collector Armando Durón, and internationally recognized Chicana artist Dr. Judith F. Baca for personal accounts, live Q & A sessions, and a live panel discussion with presenters moderated by Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D.

MMA is also proud to welcome U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera as the invocation speaker for this year’s symposium. The symposium coincides with the Califas exhibition opening January 8 in partnership with Museo Eduardo Carrillo. Califas artists will host the morning discussion about generational experiences and activism in and around the Monterey Bay Crescent. MMA will also host local musicians, actors, and spoken word performances during breaks and transitions.

Campbell Recreation is here to help you and your loved ones stay active from the comfort of your home!

This winter we are offering the following adult fitness and dance classes:

Register online or learn more!

Virtual Music Classes for Ages 0 to 8!

Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Online

As we continue to practice social distancing, we know parents like you are looking for fun online activities to engage your little ones and support their learning. With our interactive online music classes, you can now have access to the same high-quality early childhood music and movement curriculum loved by millions of families and teachers around the world -- from the convenience of your home.

Registration is now open for our Winter 2021 Classes! MusicalMe Inc. virtual classes will be back starting the week of January 4th! We are excited to offer Music Together Online Mixed Age (0-5 yrs), Rhythm Kids Online (4 to 8 yrs), and Canta y Baila Conmigo (0 to 5 yrs)! For more information on the class descriptions and times, click here. Register today before it's too late!

12 Week Session includes:

  • Weekly Zoom Calls
  • Facebook Live Classes & Recordings
  • CD & Digital Access Code
  • Unlimited Bonus Classes

Do you have more than one child? Email [email protected] about the sibling discount!

Not yet ready to register? You can try a FREE class through to see what a wonderful experience the class will be for your child!

Register online today!

New Year's Eve Treat To-Go from Pearl Hour

Posted on December 23rd, 2020 by Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour and chefs Jorden Richardson and Hollie Jackson of Savory Events present the perfect take-out treat for a stay-at-home New Year's Eve: Bubbles & Bumps. Pre-order online by December 27 and pick-up at Pearl Hour on December 30, 5pm-8pm, 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

For $75, enjoy a 1.5 liter bottle of Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore DOCG plus a caviar treat for two including Passmore Ranch caviar dip with creme fraiche, chives, lemon zest, and house made chips.

You can upgrade your midnight snack with 30g of the following: Classic Roe ($30), Whiskey Roe ($40), Truffle Roe ($45), or Passmore Circle 41 Caviar ($130).

Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco
This organically grown, estate-bottled sparkling wine is made by the Bronca Sisters using Proseccor grape with small amounts of the traditional indigenous varieties Perera, Verdiso, and Bianchetta.

Hula's Island Grill has upgraded their curbside pick-up. If you park in front of the restaurant and you want to stay in your car, they’ll bring your food and drinks out to you. Just call and let them know if you're in space 1, 2, or 3. Alternatively, you can walk up to the door for pick-up.

Bonus points to Hula's for giving you some tunes to listen to while you wait! You can dance on the sidewalk if the mood is right, just be sure to wear your mask and call in your order beforehand, 831-655-4852.

Hula's is located at 622 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.