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Cypress Boutique Monterey is happy to announce that we now carry luxurious, one-of-a-kind earrings by Mack Artistry. Handmade in the Bay Area by jewelry designer Lesli Mack, these stunning pieces are beautifully packaged and ready to gift.

Pick up one set of earrings for yourself and one for someone special at Cypress Boutique, 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey. Our shop is locally owned and operated.

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Paprika Cafe is offering a take-out dinner and dessert special for a limited time only. Purchase any two dinners to go, with a total bill of $33 or more, and get a free box of our homemade vegan baklava worth $9.

Paprika Cafe, a restaurant recognized by the Michelin Guide in 2019, is serving delicious Mediterranean fare to-go at 309 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Open Monday - Saturday, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, 12pm-6pm, we're proud to offer a menu with many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

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Redecorating this spring? Carpets and Floors, Inc. is the exclusive showroom on the Monterey Peninsula for Stark Studio Rugs, intricately hand-knotted area rugs that are made using the finest materials from Nepal. We invite you to stop by and see what you're missing!

Locally owned and operated, Carpets and Floors is located at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey and open Monday - Saturday, 9am-5pm. Trade discounts are available for designers.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Reopening in May 2021

Posted on March 30th, 2021 by MontereyBayAquarium

Great news, everyone! The Monterey Bay Aquarium will be reopening to Aquarium members on May 1-14 and to the general public on Saturday, May 15. Tickets go on sale to Aquarium members on April 26 at 9am and to the general public on Wednesday, May 5 at 9am.

The Aquarium has made some changes to help keep everyone safe and healthy while you enjoy your visit.

1) To limit the number of people inside the Aquarium, you'll need to reserve tickets on the Aquarium's website for a specific date and entry time.

During busy times, they may have to limit the number of people purchasing tickets on the website at one time. If this happens, you’ll join a line to make reservations. When it's your turn, you'll be notified and will have 10 minutes to start your reservation.

2) All guests ages three and older must wear a face covering that covers your mouth and nose. The Aquarium has great masks available for purchase if you need one! (All purchases from the Aquarium shop support the nonprofit Aquarium and its work.)

3) To keep everyone spaced out and moving in one direction, you’ll follow a one-way path through the Aquarium. Some of the play areas, feedings and auditorium programs are on pause for now, but you'll still be able to enjoy the animals and exhibits, including the amazing views and fresh air from the oceanfront decks.

Monterey Bay Aquarium is located at 886 Cannery Row in Monterey. Please visit the website for more information.

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"Invincible" Now at Current Comics

Posted on March 30th, 2021 by Current Comics

If you’ve seen the first three episodes of the new hit show Invincible on Amazon and want to learn more, Current Comics can help! We have copies of issue #1 of the comic book the show is based on as well as the whole series in three compendiums on our shelves.

Come check out Invincible by Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley, and Cory Walker at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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On Friday, April 16, 5pm-12am, Pearl Hour is serving up delicious food and cocktails to ages 21 and over on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. Tonight our culinary partner will be Casas de Humo Barbecue. Cash only.

Casas de Humo, hailing from Salinas, serves authentic, California-style barbecue, smoked using Central Coast Oak.

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Free MST Day Pass for Getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

Posted on March 30th, 2021 by lighthouseave

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) has announced that it will provide a free Day Pass to those who receive the Covid-19 vaccine. MST recognizes the importance of everyone getting vaccinated in the recovery of our community. To further encourage Monterey County residents, MST is providing a free Day Pass to anyone just for getting their shot!

Individuals must simply present their Covid-19 vaccination card to an MST Customer Service Representative at any of its customer service window locations. (This includes the Monterey Bus Stop Shop at 201 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey.) You will then receive a free Day Pass to use at any time. Passes are available for each dose received.

For more information please call MST at 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871).

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We at Lilify are always so thrilled for the end of the week, when the freshly baked Lilify Loaves arrive at our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Made locally by the savants at Ad Astra Bread Co., the Lilify Loaf is sourdough bread with seasonal herbs harvested from our personal garden including (but not limited to) rosemary, sage, parsley, oregano, and thyme. As spring arrives, our garden is abundant and the herbs are bountiful!

The Lilify Loaf is fresh baked and available in the shop every Friday from 11 am until they're sold out. If you purchase your loaf online before midnight on Thursday evening, we will happily hold it for you for pickup on Friday.

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Are you searching for a delicious, homemade biscotti? Look no further! Tutto Buono Eataliano makes their biscotti fresh in-house. Come try it at 598 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Tutto Buono Eataliano is now open for outdoor dining, limited indoor dining, take-out, no-contact curbside pick-up, and delivery. (So there's an option for everybody!)

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Please note: deadline extended to April 14, 2021 at 5pm. Applications for the annual Monterey County Film Commission's $2,000 scholarship for film students are now being accepted. Forms for the Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Scholarship Award may be downloaded from MCFC's website. Application deadline is April 14, 2021 at 5pm.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County or are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. For additional information, please contact the film commission at 831-646-0910.

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is happy to announce that we are now back inside the studio! With the arrival of California's Red Tier of Covid regulations to Monterey County, we are able to admit up to 10 people per class indoors. To reserve your spot in class and to learn more about us, please visit our website.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Monterey is located at 636 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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California Finest CBD Depot now carries Vida Drops CBD Gummies. Featuring 25mg of CBD per gummy, we have 10 count and 40 count containers available. This is a broad spectrum CBD product that's THC free.

And don't forget that all items in our store are 20% off until April 4, 2021. We're located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, open for in-store shopping as well as curbside pick-up. Local delivery is available.

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Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is always looking for ways to move forward. With the arrival of spring, we have new opportunities to enjoy freediving and to improve our breath holds and maximum depths.

This April, Bamboo Reef is hosting line diving sessions every Sunday for certified freedivers. Not certified? We offer Level 1 Freediver classes, too! Join us in the water, and let's move forward together. Please phone us for more information, 831-372-1685

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is located at 614 LIghthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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This weekend at Resold Threadz Consignments we have new inventory including Tommy Bahama silk blouses for men, a Bobby Jones 100% baby alpaca sweater vest, and Polo by Ralph Lauren sweaters and polos. We also have purple label Ralph Lauren long sleeve dress shirts. All of the items have tags on them and are brand new!

Resold Threadz Consignments, located at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite B in Monterey, carries clothing and accessories for men and women. We are now offering 20% off winter attire for men and women.

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Cypress Boutique Monterey has new men’s sweaters in stock that are perfect for any occasion! We have a variety of styles and colors for you to choose from in sizes Small - 2XL.

Visit the shop at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C in Monterey to view our full collection. We feature a small selection of men's wear on our website, and continue to welcome phone orders for curbside pick-up, 831-383-2769 - check out our Instagram page for the latest photos.

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Leather Circle Clutch at Lilify

Posted on March 18th, 2021 by Lilify

It's rare to find a bag that is simultaneously streamlined and unexpected. Lilify's Circle Clutch is a modern silhouette, handmade with a timeless material, oil hide leather.

This beautiful bag is available in black and brown. An attention-worthy accessory, it's handmade in Georgia by Neva Opet. Available online for shipping and curbside pick-up and in our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Not many shops in California have Trek's Slash 7 bicycle in stock...but Epicenter Cycling does! Give us a shout or come on by before they're gone - Slash is HOT. Epicenter is located at 230 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Trek's Slash 7 is a high-value all-mountain ripper that’s built for shredding singletrack at full speed. It's got a stout aluminum frame and capable suspension package that can smash through gnarly, choppy descents like nobody’s business.

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