When gallery owner Monica Graham first introduced us to artist Halim Flowers, we were blown away by his sheer talent, incredible life story, and most of all, his capacity for love. With Flowers set to debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next year, his story is a must-read. (PS: We’re honored to collaborate with him on our special print edition of the magazine, featuring Flowers’ exclusive artwork. Email for your copy.)

Then, dive into the stories behind some of the area’s most influential people and places. With the #1 Food & Drink newsletter on Substack, and a new cookbook debuting this August, Carmel Valley’s Caroline Chambers dishes on everything from parenting hacks to recipe swaps.

Cult Japanese brand Visvim — beloved by celebrities like John Mayer and Rihanna — set up shop in Carmel last year after founder Hiroki Nakamura fell in love with the area. Now, the brand is debuting a special automobile-inspired collection, just in time for Car Week. 

And Big Sur has a whole new reason to visit. The Village, a multi-use space with everything from fine dining to yoga to a much-needed bodega, brings a true local’s perspective to the Big Sur scene.

Happy summer!

Summer 2024

Issue 04

Profile portrait of Artist Halim Flowers

Language Arts

Groundbreaking artist Halim Flowers brings his inspirational message to Carmel.
Interior image of Visvim store in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Driving Force

At cult Japanese fashion label Visvim’s Carmel store, clothing and more beckon.
Plate of food at the new Village restaurant

At The Village, a New Era Dawns

The latest iteration of a Big Sur hub includes a yoga studio, much-anticipated restaurant and more.
Caroline Chambers cooking in the kitchen with her three kids.

The One Where We Love To Cook Again

Starring Carmel Valley Cookbook Author Caroline Chambers.
Interior image of Jenni Kayne store with clothing and accessories

New & Noteworthy

The openings you won't want to miss this summer.