Carmel, California as a travel destination; Katy’s Place in Carmel for brunch (the food is simple and so delicious); La Balena Cucina Toscana in Carmel for dinner (enjoy an exceptional dining experience – try the gnocchi and the grilled octopus); For sweet indulgences, go to the Cottage of Sweets (the shop itself looks like it is straight out of a fairytale and the homemade candies are to die for!); For cosmetics, add Verso Skincare’s Super Facial Serum to your medicine cabinet (formulated with a high dose of retinol 8 – this incredible serum improves texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration); Laura Mercier’s Eye Brow Gel (this product has a natural looking finish & the opaque packaging is ideal if you also use colored brow powder or pencil – you won’t see the residue mixed into your clear gel!); Shu Uemura’s Hair Moisture Velvet Nourishing Shampoo (made with Japanese camellia oil, this shampoo provides essential conditioning to keep your locks silky and shiny); Burning Torch’s Florentine Tunic Dress (I love the soft pattern as well as the delicate pleating and lace along the covered-button placket!); The Raquel Open Toe Booties from Joie (choose the ultra-chic Cement shade to elongate your legs); Gorjana & Griffin’s Lombard Scarf (trimmed with fringe, layer this lightweight piece over casual daytime outfits); The Elbow-patch Sweater from J.Crew (this plush sweater is the perfect fall-weather staple); Cuyana’s Leather Tote (a recent discovery, this tote is the embodiment of elegant functionality – monogram yours for a personalized touch).