Bernard Trainor's newest book celebrates the wild and elemental landscapes of California, from the craggy coasts of Big Sur to the fertile hills of Sonoma wine country. His award-winning work combines an awareness of regional context with materials, collaboration, and deep connection to the land. Beautifully photographed and documented with full-color plans, the projects in this survey of his recent work include a range of scale, from compact urban gardens to expansive rural sites. Trainor's regional, sustainable approach inspires wonder and respect for nature as it aims to preserve and restore it.
Join us as we celebrate author Molly English and her latest book Contemporary Cottages.
Join us Saturday May 11th as we welcome back:
- Local maker Agnes Ysselstein with her VSSEL collection of handmade leather bags.
- Pastry Chef Siew Chinn-Chin of Chez Panisse & Ramen Shop returns with delicious organic confections to taste and purchase!
Author Reading and Floral Demonstration:
Join us 3-5pm as we welcome author Teresa Sabankaya and her new book The Posy Book: Garden Inspired Flower Bouquets that Tell a Story. Teresa will be signing books after an inspiring demonstration on how to make your own posy from beautiful garden flowers.
Caroline Chambers is a recipe developer, food writer, and author of "Just Married: A Cookbook for Newlyweds" published by Chronicle Books on September 4th, 2018.
Currently serving as the Head of Culinary for Mealthy, a kitchen appliance startup, her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Food Republic, Cooking Light, and Men's Health.
Originally from North Carolina, she currently lives in Carmel, California with her husband, George and dog/BFF, Hooper.
Our 32nd Annual Open House
Music, games on the lawn, and refreshments.
With Featured Makers:
Scarves & homewares by local textile artist Marilet Pretorius.
Local leather goods & bags by Agnes Ysselstein of VSSEL Design.
Organic confections by Chez Panisse Pastry Chef, Siew Chinn-Chin.
Austrian throws & blankets brought by Karin Wood of David Fusseneger.
Plus holiday gifts and decor by Tancredi & Morgen.
Mother's Day Celebration
Saturday May 12th
Pastry Chef SiewChinn Chin of Chez Panisse & Ramen Shop will be sampling chocolates
and candies for mom.
Local mixologist Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters Co. & Bar Cart Cocktail Co. will be offering complimentary spritzers and sampling the latest from her line of natural bitters and tonics.
Gifts + Bouquets + Cards.
Join us as we celebrate Spring with local textile artist Marilet Pretorius.
Marilet will share her debut Knowledge Remembered Collection of cotton batik and natural dyed silk scarves. Designed here in Carmel, California and hand batiked in Swaziland.
Live music by Big Sur band "Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us" on the lawn.