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Want to make your 2021 Christmas or New Year's meal even more special? Order your pie, cheesecake, dinner rolls, or quiche from The Perfect Crumb. We are a boutique bakery at 301B Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, creating every item from scratch on a daily basis.

Call us at 831-241-6269 or e-mail us to place your order

Christmas 2021
order by Sunday, 12/21
pick up by 12/24 at 12pm

New Year's 2021
order by Friday, 12/29
pick up by 12/31 at 12pm


Apple 9" - $25
Pumpkin 9" - $25
White Sweet Potato 9" - $25
Pecan 9" - $27
Mixed Berry 9" - $27
(dessert pies - add $3 for gluten free crust)

Turkey Pot Pie 4" - $10
Turkey Pot Pie 9" - $35

Quiche 10" - $35
quiche includes cheese and one topping

Original Flavor
Pumpkin Flavor
Carrot Cake Flavor

Cheesecake Sizes:
8" - $35
9" - $45
10" - $55
12" - $65
(add $5 for mixed berry topping)

Half-Dozen Rolls - $10
Dozen Rolls - $20

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It's that time of year again: pumpkin cheesecake is back on the menu at The Perfect Crumb Bakery! As with everything here, it's made from scratch with love in-house. Visit us Wednesday - Sunday, 7:30am-3:30pm, at 301B Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Have a delicious dessert in mind for the holidays? Pies, cakes, or cookies? Place your order now! Give us a call at 831-241-6269 or send us an e-mail.

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Cypress Boutique is pleased to introduce our vegan felt Panama hats and wide brim wool felt Panama hats. These are chic, sophisticated, but casual. Visit us at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey, or view them on our website.

Vegan Felt Panama Hats
These stiff brim hats in fall colors contain an adjustable inner drawstring for the perfect fit. Brim is 2.75 inches.

Wool Felt Panama Hat
This hat offers a sleek silhouette with a flat 4-inch brim and a vegan leather band.

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Poppleton's Fine Furnishings and Interiors is pleased to introduce the work of a new manufacturer to our showroom, DellaRobia. This California based furniture company has been creating contemporary interior environments for the past 40 years. All pieces are proudly made in the United States.

DellaRobia combines the latest in technology, materials, and tailoring and maintains a hand crafted quality to achieve effects that are timeless, contemporary, and classic.

Poppleton's is located at 299 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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New Snowboards at On The Beach

Posted on November 4th, 2021 by On the Beach Surf Shop

Are you ready to blast into winter? On The Beach Surf Shop has new snowboards in stock from Lib Technologies, including Orcas, Golden Orcas, and T.Rice Pros in a variety of sizes. The cosmic new graphics will make you king/queen of the hill or a predator in the terrain park.

Several Tahoe resorts are already open. Come see us at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey to help you kickstart shred season.

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Lilify Garments in Linen, Canvas, and Denim

Posted on November 4th, 2021 by Lilify

Lilify's signature silhouettes, including capes, aprons, and jackets, are always available in gorgeous shades of linen. Now, they're also available in caramel cotton canvas and indigo denim!

Hand sewn in Monterey, our garments are timeless and effortlessly refined. We designed these pieces to be elevated staples and we really love how they translate to these new fibers.

Caramel canvas is a heavy textile made from cotton. The compact, firm weave is hearty and structured. Our canvas is U.S. sourced.

Indigo denim is a textile made from cotton. The weave creates a fabric that is sturdy and offers a soft structure. Our denim is U.S. sourced.

We can’t wait for you to explore our stunning new fabrics. Visit our shops at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or peruse them on our website.

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Monterey County Mask Mandate Begins November 5

Posted on November 3rd, 2021 by lighthouseave

Throughout Monterey County, face masks are required to be worn indoors in public spaces as of Friday, November 5, 2021. This is because Monterey County reached the “substantial” community transmission level of Covid-19 according to the CDC. For details, please read this short article in Monterey County Weekly by Pam Marino.

There are some exceptions to the mask mandate, all covered in the article. These exceptions include indoor dining, situations in which a mask would “impede a medical or cosmetic procedure,” or at a meeting where all vaccinated people have shown proof of vaccination (unvaccinated people still have to wear masks).

We thank you for your patience, your compassion in these unusual times, and your continued support of the Lighthouse District's small, locally-owned businesses.

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Presidio of Monterey Museum Reopens!

Posted on October 29th, 2021 by lighthouseave

The Presidio of Monterey Museum has reopened after nearly 600 days of closure! Located at the Lower Presidio Historic Park, the museum is free and open to the public, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. There is no entrance fee.

The museum shows visitors the military history of Monterey from the indigenous peoples of the area to the modern-day Presidio and Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

After your visit, take a walk up to Presidio Hill to find one of the best views of the Monterey Bay and visit the towering 111 year-old Sloat Monument. For more information, check out this great new article by the U.S. Army.

The Presidio of Monterey Museum is located at 76th Artillery Street & Corporal Ewing Road, Bldg. 113, in Monterey near the Lighthouse District.

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For years, artist Mai Ryuno, owner of Play Full Ground, has been making her signature Happy Monterey Sardine pillows to bring people joy. Each sardine has been a handmade, one-of-a kind piece.

Now, you can make your own Happy Monterey Sardine! Mai has recently published a step-by-step instruction video on her YouTube channel and provided a downloadable sewing pattern here. It's a new way to own, gift, and enjoy these fun, colorful fish.

You can make your own sardine(s) as a solo sewing project or with your family and friends! And you can keep it for yourself or give it as a handcrafted, unique gift for the holidays and other special occasions.

Check out the video, download the pattern, and have fun making, playing, and sharing.

Do you want to learn about sewing in a more personal and interactive way with Mai by working with her on a project like this or one of your own? Consider signing up for Play Full Ground's Creativity-Based Learning Program and learn how to sew, make, and explore your creativity!

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Seeks Volunteers

Posted on October 25th, 2021 by MontereyBayAquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium is looking for people passionate about conservation of the ocean for several volunteer opportunities.

Please register here to attend one of our info sessions:

Virtual session
Wednesday, November 10

In-person session
Saturday, November 13
8:30am-10 am

As of October 7, 2021, open volunteer positions include:

Seasonal Aquarium guide
Help inspire conservation of the ocean by sharing Aquarium exhibits with our guests from around the world.

Animal care volunteer
Help us care for animal collection whether it is working in our food room, assisting with the care of our shorebirds and penguins or caring for and feeding our fish and invertebrate collections.

Otter care volunteer
Help us care for abandoned, ill or injured sea otters and release them back into the wild.

Learn more on Monterey Bay Aquarium's volunteer page.

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The New Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 15 Lighthouse District businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2021. Click the links below to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Crystal Fish
Best Japanese / Sushi Restaurant

Escape Room 831
Best Place for a Birthday Party

First Awakenings
Best Breakfast
Best Huevos Rancheros

Gianni's Pizza
Best Pizza

Gold Coast Tattoo
Best Tattoo Parlor

Best Thrift Shop

Hula's Island Grill
Best Bartender (Maddie Malmo)
Best Happy Hour
Best Restaurant - Monterey
Best Appetizers / Small Plates

International Market and Deli
Best International Market

Monterey Bay Aquarium
...Read More

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2021 Children's Trick-or-Treat on Lighthouse Is CANCELLED

Posted on October 20th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Because of continuing concerns about Covid-19, Lighthouse Avenue businesses in Monterey will not be hosting our regular community trick-or-treat in 2021.

We wish all of you a happy Halloween this fall and we look forward to welcoming you back for sweet and ridiculous family fun with us in October 2022.

This stunning cocktail midi dress from Cypress Boutique Monterey is the go-to outfit for any formal event or evening date night, and it's amazingly comfortable and stretchy. We love how it accentuates your beautiful body shape.

Now available online and in the store at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey. Cypress Boutique is a small, locally-owned shop that's dedicated to helping you look your best.

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The only way to get better is to show up for yourself one class at a time. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu's Gracie Combatives program for beginning adults consists of 23 one-hour classes covering 36 essential techniques to be safe in a street fight. All classes can be completed in any order because no previous experience is necessary to participate.

Gracie Combatives is taught Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm; Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm; and Saturdays, 11am-12pm. To opt into our 10-day free trial, contact Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Monterey through our website or phone 831-332-9876. We're located at 636 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Handmade Bar Soaps at Lilify

Posted on October 12th, 2021 by Lilify

Are you still washing your hands? Good. Now you can do it in style with the sweet and spicy scent of autumn! Lilify is selling beautiful, natural soap handmade in small batches in Monterey by Connie Mardon.

The copaiba and clove scented bar soap pictured here offers a creamy, balsamic caramel with a sweet, spicy top note that's perfect for fall. Weighing in at 4oz., it contains olive oil, rice bran oil, and coconut oil as well as shea butter and cocoa butter.

All of Lilify's handmade soaps are available online and in our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Catalyst Consignment has a wide selection of jackets and coats for fall! Whether you prefer leather, wool, tweed, or corduroy, we have a little of everything for men and women, including top name brands.

Catalyst Consignment is open Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday, 12pm-4pm, at 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A in Monterey.

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Poppleton's Fine Furnishings and Interior Design is hosting a charity silent auction featuring this beautiful, handmade rocking chair donated by fine furniture artisan John Bassette.

All funds from the auction will go to the First Responder Help Foundation's Afghan Refugee Extraction program (run by domestically based Special Operations veterans, intelligence personnel, and logistical specialists), which is raising money to rescue Afghan allies and their families.

The silent auction runs until 4pm on October 16, 2021. For more details, visit Poppleton's showroom at 299 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, call them at 831-649-3083, or DM them through Facebook or Instagram. You can donate directly to the Afghan Refugee Extraction campaign here.

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