Carmel has a rich history of attracting a vast array of artistic individuals. Many artists, writers and architects have all used Carmel's special beauty and character for inspiration.
As a long-time resident of Carmel, and an avid walker, I love to wander the streets and enjoy the unique gardens and architecture. This weekend is one of my favorite events. The public will actually have the opportunity to enter some of the gardens and houses that we usually can only walk past.
The Carmel Heritage Society House and Garden tour is Saturday, June 20. Every year there is a wonderful variety of homes open to the public, this year is no exception. Open on Saturday are homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Julia Moran and M. J. Murphy. There are also two
houses I am very excited to see, the Ship and the Golf House. I used to babysit in the house beside the Ship and I can't wait to see the inside.
For more information on this annual event go to www.carmelheritage.org.
If you can't make the tour this weekend, think about coming in early December for the Inns of Distinction Tour. This is another great event hosted by the Heritage Society. This event includes food, wine and a look into a number of Carmel Inns. This event gives you a great chance to pick out the perfect Inn for your stay the next time you visit Carmel, if Tradewinds is full.