If someone asked me if I prefer France or Italy, I’d honestly be stumped. I’ve loved my time spent in each country, absorbing the amazingly rich culture, cuisine, and everything in between. So when I was invited to a media dinner to experience Bluewater Grill’s face-off of iconic European fish stews — French Bouillabaisse and Italian Cioppino — it was an easy yes.
Ever since I was little, I’ve had a deep fascination with underwater creatures. My love of the ocean has prompted me to visit as many aquariums as possible over the years, so I couldn’t wait to explore the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
When my cousin Jackie suggested stopping at Pebble Beach on our day trip from Carmel to Monterey, my first thought was “Nope.” How boring! Realizing she was losing me, Jackie quickly mentioned something called the “17-Mile Drive” and assured me it was a scenic path worth exploring. Intrigued, I decided to trust her.
Ladies, are you seeking the most comfortable vacation of your life? Then grab your sneakers, ballet flats or flip-flops and head straight to Carmel-by-the-Sea — the charming one-square-mile village on California’s Monterey Peninsula that has banned high heels. You heard me. BANNED.