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Pearl Hour, located at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey, has bad news and good news.

Bad news: we are closing our outdoor coffee shop for the fall and winter season. Thank you to everyone who visited the secret garden patio in the mornings and afternoons for coffee and pastries!

Good news: we are adding another day to our cocktail bar schedule. Beginning November 19, Pearl Hour will be serving cocktails and sushi on the patio Thursday - Sunday. Contact us for exact hours.

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Enter Drawing to Win Monterey Commemorative Poster

Posted on November 18th, 2020 by lighthouseave

From now through Thanksgiving Day, the City of Monterey invites you to enter to win a Monterey 250 commemorative poster celebrating Monterey's 250th birthday in our #GiveThanksNotCovid Campaign.

How to enter the drawing? Go on social media and share one or more of the 16 digital postcards available for download. Be sure to include the hashtag #GiveThanksNotCovid and tag @CityofMonterey.

Not on social media? Participants can also choose to share via text or email to family and friends. Email [email protected] and let us know which postcard(s) you shared and you will also be entered to win a poster.

This year, let's give thanks, not Covid-19. As NYC ER Doctor Craig Spencer writes: "If you could see a Covid-19 patient struggling to breathe like we do in the ER, you’d immediately understand why we’re so worried and why it’s safest to cancel your in-person family meetups over the holidays. Next year will be safer and we’d like all of you to be there for it."

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New at Lilify: Torus Ikebana Vessel

Posted on November 12th, 2020 by Lilify

Lilify is excited to introduce the result of our collaboration with talented local ceramic artist Vanessa Cowdrey. This exquisite modern take on an ikebana vessel is available in three stackable sizes. Vanessa created these circular vases with an exposed white claybody (stoneware) and a clear glazed, watertight interior. The vessels can also hang on the wall.

Made in Monterey and available only at Lilify, you can purchase them online or in our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Thanksgiving may be celebrated differently than in years past, but that doesn’t mean it can't be done in a festive way. We all know that outdoor, physically distanced small gatherings are safer than indoors. Chic Event Rentals is here to provide you with outdoor tables, chairs, lighting, heating, and more to make the atmosphere bright and comfortable.

Chic Event Rental is now offering a 10% discount on all Thanksgiving rentals. Simply mention this ad when placing your order. Please call us at 831-375-1055 or email us for more information. Locally owned, our showroom can be found at 485 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Looking for the right drinks to complement your Thanksgiving dinner? Pearl Hour has curated a menu of bottled cocktails, Amari, and sparkling wine for your fall feast. Order online by November 23 at midnight for a November 25 pick-up, 12pm-6pm, at Pearl Hour at 214 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Enjoy a pre-mixed bottle of Boulevardier, Madam Vice President, Mermaid Negroni, Martini, Amari Cocktail, or Pearlescent including ice and garnishes. Or order a 750ml bottle of Amaro Dilei, Amara D'Arancia Rossa, or Canto Amaro. Looking for sparkling wine? We're offering bottles of Sorele Bronca Prosecco and Nomadica Sparkling Rose.

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Cat's Meow Moving Sale Continues!

Posted on November 12th, 2020 by Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow moving sale continues at 601 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey. As the days have shortened and we officially start our move to our new home, we have modified our hours for the rest of our stay here in Monterey.

New hours: Tue-Fri, 12pm-5pm; Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, 1pm-6pm. Closed on Mondays.

We won't be on Lighthouse Avenue for much longer, so be sure to come by and catch a great deal on vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, and more before we make our way across the Bay. That's right, cats and kittens, we've found a new location at 104 Lincoln Street in Santa Cruz!

For now, we still have a full store here in Monterey and will continue to be open six days a week until the move is complete.

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Tutto Buono Eataliano is now taking orders for family-style take-out meals for Thanksgiving! Why not celebrate your shelter-in-place Thanksgiving Italian style? Call us at 831-920-1940 to place your order. Orders must be placed by November 23 and picked up on November 25 by 7pm.

We offer some great Sicilian dishes including lasagna (vegetarian or bolognese), chicken piccata, chicken parmigiana, Sicilian style meatballs, pastas, cannelloni, Sicilian pan pizzas, arancini, cannoli by the dozen, and much more!

Tutto Buono Eataliano, locally owned and operated, is at 598 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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UPDATE, 12/10/20: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Perfect Crumb will be temporarily closed from December 10, 2020 through the holidays. But don't worry! We're planning to reopen in mid-January 2021. Happy holidays and thanks for your support.

Want to make your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's meal even more special? Order your pie, cheesecake, or dinner rolls 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

order by Sunday, 11/22
pick up by 11/25 at 12pm

order by Sunday, 12/20
pick up by 12/24 at 12pm

New Year's
order by Sunday, 12/27
pick up by 12/31 at 12pm

Want to order a special cake, cookies, or other treat in November or December? Please contact us at least two business days in advance.


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
(quiche - add $3 for gluten free crust)

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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Register for Community Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Dinner, Nov. 25

Posted on November 5th, 2020 by lighthouseave

Everyone in our community should be able to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. The Kiwanis Club of Monterey, Food Bank for Monterey County, and City of Monterey are working together to offer a drive-thru and walk-up Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 25, 10am-2pm, at the Dennis the Menace Parking Lot, 777 Pearl Street in Monterey.

Each individually prepared meal will have all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings including turkey, yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and green beans, salad, and pie.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a no-contact program and reservations are required. To make a reservation, please visit this page. To read details on the program and for complete instructions, please click here. All participants must wear face masks.

Have you read the instructions and still have questions? Please call Monterey Recreation at 831-646-3866 and leave a message.

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Did you see the article in Monterey County Weekly about the new werewolf novel written by local author and MPC professor Joshua Converse? Set in Big Sur, The Diana Strain is a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and it's a lot of fun!

The book is now available for $15 at Current Comics - you can buy a copy in the store or visit our website for mail order. We're located at 400 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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The temperature is about to drop, and Catalyst Consignment has a large selection of comfortable sweaters for women and men in all sizes. Stay warm and stylish! Visit us at 801 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite A, in Monterey.

See something you like on our Instagram page? We offer curbside pickup - call us at 831-512-9855. You can also view our online store on Poshmark for even more items.

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Good news: 2021 Trek and Electra bikes have arrived at Epicenter Cycling. Get your holiday bike(s) now before they're gone. We have electric bikes, traditional bikes, kid bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, commuter bikes, and comfort bikes with more colors than we can list and in the full gamut of sizes.

But the bad news is: they're not going to last. Once this latest batch is gone, we won't be getting in another huge shipment like this until spring.

Keep in mind that bicycles purchased from Epicenter Cycling come with unlimited free tune-ups for life. We also include a full bicycle fit and saddle sizing at no charge; a Day One 15% accessory discount puts the cherry on top.

Stop by Epicenter Cycling at 230 Lighthouse Avenue Monterey to score your dream bike or that perfect holiday gift before it's too late.

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Did you know that Fashion Trade carries a wonderful collection of retro tees? Come and check out our great selection of classic band tees and others such as this gray retro shirt from MTV's The Real World.

Visit Fashion Trade at 554 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey or call us at 831-682-3740. We're open Fri, 2pm-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm; and Sun, 12pm-5pm.

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Ad Astra Bread is Back at Lilify on Fridays

Posted on November 5th, 2020 by Lilify

Lilify is beyond thrilled that Ad Astra's beautiful bread is back at the shop on Fridays! The talented team at Ad Astra Bread Co. is baking in Seaside, we are harvesting herbs here in our garden in New Monterey, and our exclusive Lilify Loaf will be available in the shop this Friday and in the Fridays to come.

To ensure that we have a loaf waiting for you, feel free to pre-purchase your loaf online by Thursday at midnight and we will hold it for you on Friday for pickup, 11am until closing, at our shop at 281 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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.

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Tempur Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets at Mattress Nation

Posted on October 29th, 2020 by MattressNation

Some days you want to hunker down under the sheets...and it helps if those sheets are really nice. Mattress Nation is now selling Tempur Egyptian cotton sheet sets with single-ply 420 thread count that are silky smooth and have a subtle, elegant design. Plus, each set contains a fitted sheet that's designed to hold tight to any standard-size mattress (with patented Dream-Flex bands) and never leave you wondering which corner goes where (with color-coded FirstFit straps).

Mattress Nation, offering mattresses, bedding, and furniture, is locally owned and operated. You can place your order online, or stop by the shop at 296 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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