Covid-19

Nectar Mattress Special at Mattress Nation

For a limited time at Mattress Nation, receive $399 worth of accessories free with every Nectar memory foam mattress you purchase, including mattress protector ($99), sheet set ($150), and premium pillows ($150). Visit our website to check out our selection of Nectar mattresses or visit us at 296 Lighthouse Avenue.

Now at Bamboo Reef: 3mm Waihana Freediving Wetsuit

New at Bamboo Reef Dive Shop: we now carry 3mm freediving suits from Waihana's Essentials Line. This line of wetsuits expertly marries form with function, featuring quality craftsmanship, superb design, and an entry-level price point. These suits are perfect for our upcoming Baja spearfishing trip.

Visit Bamboo Reef at 614 Lighthouse Avenue, or give us a call at 831-372-1685.

New Fashion and Art Project from Mai Ryuno of Play Full Ground

The owner of Play Full Ground, artist Mai Ryuno, has begun a new collaborative art and fashion project with local artist Linda Lay: Relation, Fashion, Creation, Connection (RfCC). RfCC seeks to inspire and connect people, building authentic relationships through artistic creation and technology.

Through RfCC, Linda and Mai design and create clothes for each other, communicating their thoughts and their creative process via videos on YouTube and Instagram . Everyone is invited to watch the videos and participate in their fun creative journey through social media.

Order Chap Chae To-Go from Won Ju Restaurant

Looking for a warm noodle dish? Won Ju Korean Restaurant serves delicious Chap Chae, stir fried glass noodles with vegetables. You can eat it vegetarian style or request your choice of meat be added. It's comfort food that's perfect for take-out, and it's all made fresh to order by Won-Ju's owner, Hui-Kyong.

Won Ju Restaurant is now serving our menu to-go at 570 Lighthouse Avenue, and we're open every day, 12:30pm-8:30pm. Phone in your order and we'll have it ready for you to pick-up, 831-656-0672.

Karen Seppa Nordstrand Recognized by Monterey County Film Commission

The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has recognized Monterey County Film Commissioner Karen Seppa Nordstrand with a Hollywood “Walk of Fame Star” replica plaque in 2020 in honor of her 30th anniversary of working for the nonprofit organization.

Since the film commission was created in 1987 by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, more than $118 million has come into local communities from on-location film productions. Congratulations to Karen on three decades of award-winning work, promoting county-wide locations for filming and assisting productions with local location ideas, resources, and crew!

Seven New Classes from Bamboo Reef Dive Shop

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is offering seven new classes beginning in January. In addition to NAUI Open Water SCUBA and Nitrox, you can sign up for: DAN First Aid & CPR; DAN O2; Advanced Scuba Diver (NAUI); Freediver Level 1 (NAUI); Intermediate Freediver (NAUI); Rescue (NAUI); and Dry Suit (NAUI).

And there's more to come! Just give us a call at 831-372-1685 to register. We're located at 614 Lighthouse Ave.

Shortbread Butter Cookies at Lilify

Lilify now offers shortbread butter cookies with rich, earthy matcha green tea and toasted black sesame seeds, handmade in California by Makabi and Sons. These lovely boxed cookies are available in our store at 281 Lighthouse Avenue and on our website for curbside pick-up or shipping.

Tiki Tuesdays Return to Hula's Island Grill

Things we miss from The Before Times...Tiki Tuesdays. But Hula's Island Grill is turning on the time machine and beginning this month, 2pm-8pm on Tuesdays, they're offering tiki cocktails, half litres of Hinano beer, and Scenic Stout to-go for $7. But please note: all adult beverages must be ordered with food.

Hula's Island Grill is located at 622 Lighthouse Ave. Check out the menu here and give them a call at 831-655-4852 to place your order for pick-up.

Fashionable Inverted Umbrellas at Cypress Boutique

Rainy season is upon us, but you can stay dry and fashionable with Cypress Boutique's floral inverted umbrella, priced at $19.99. We welcome in-store shopping as well as phone orders for curbside pick-up or shipping. Just call 831-383-2769 or visit at 800 Lighthouse Avenue, Suite C.

Hula's Upgrades Their Curbside Pick-Up

Hula's Island Grill has upgraded their curbside pick-up. If you park in front of the restaurant and you want to stay in your car, they’ll bring your food and drinks out to you. Just call and let them know if...

Monterey State of the City Address, January 14

The City of Monterey presents a virtual 2020 State of the City address on Thursday, Jan. 14, 8am-9am, featuring Mayor Clyde Roberson and City Manager Hans Uslar. Please register in advance at 831-655-3764 or via e-mail . Zoom meeting details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event.

Holiday Sale at Sahara Sun Tanning and Boutique

Do you need a little retail therapy? For a limited time, Sahara Sun Tanning and Boutique is offering 50% off all clothing and lotions. We also have tanning specials - bed tans for $3 and spray tans for $10 - which you can buy now and redeem later when we reopen our tanning services. Sahara Sun is located at 585 Lighthouse Ave.

Chic Event Rentals Creates Drive-Through Testing Facility

By removing three walls from one of our outdoor tents, Chic Event Rentals was able to create a drive-through Covid testing facility! This really helps expedite the testing process and protects people from the rain. We still have plenty of these tents available - please give us a call if you need one, 831-375-1055.

Buy a New Bike Helmet at Epicenter Cycling

Give the gift of safety! Epicenter Cycling carries a wide range of bike helmets for adults and kids. It's important to replace a helmet every 3-5 years or if it’s been in a crash, whether or not there are visible cracks in it. Epicenter is now open for in-store shopping at 230 Lighthouse Avenue and welcomes phone orders for curbside pick-up, 831-920-1804.

Martini and Pate Picnic To-Go from Pearl Hour, Dec. 23

Pearl Hour and Plein Air Picnic present a martini and pate picnic to-go! Place your order online before Dec. 21 for pick-up on Dec. 23, 12pm-4pm at Pearl Hour, 214 Lighthouse Ave.

This luscious picnic for two is $45 and includes: one bottle of Perfect Martini (4 servings) with lemon and olive garnishes, chicken liver pate, cranberry port compote, homemade crackers, pickled mustard seed, and cornichons. For an additional $10, enjoy crudites with green goddess dip.

Virtual Pizza and Wine Tasting - Tutto Buono Eataliano

Tutto Buono Eataliano, located at 598 Lighthouse Ave., invites you to join us for our first virtual wine and pizza pairing with Langetwins Family Winery and Vineyards on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Enjoy wine tasting in the comfort of your own home with our delicious Siciliano pan pizza paired with some of our favorite selected estate wine varietals. Fee is $90; please call and register by Sunday, Dec. 13, 831-920-1940.

Bamboo Reef Dive Shop's Covid-19 Policies

Despite the pandemic, Bamboo Reef Dive Shop is still dedicated to sharing our knowledge, love, and excitement for diving with the world.

Our shop is open but limited to 20% capacity. Temperature checks and face masks are required for entry. Classes and tours are continuing but with limited group sizes; group tours are temporarily restricted to households. We also have an extensive online retail store . We're located at 614 Lighthouse Avenue.

Vote for Escape Room 831

We at Escape Room 831 are so proud to have been nominated as one of the best recreational activities in Monterey County! We'd be honored to have your support in winning this year's Monterey Herald Readers Choice award in the Family-Youth Service Category.

Click here to vote before January 4. It would be a bright spot for a locally owned business in a tough year. We're located at 599 Lighthouse Avenue, and selling lots of fun board games online right now if you're looking for an all-ages gift.