This Week's Highlights

Now at Cha-ya: Gifts Handmade from Kimono Fabric

This holiday season, Cha-Ya Japanese Tea and Things has beautiful gift items locally made from Japanese kimono fabric & obi (kimono sashes). They include distinctive hair scrunchies, hair clips, business card & credit card holders, clutch purses, & jackets.

Visit Cha-ya at 118 Webster Street or call 831-646-5486 to purchase an item over the phone for curbside pick-up or shipping.

Holiday Gifts at Gasper's Jewelers

Gasper's Jewelers, located at 447 Alvarado Street, offers beautiful and elegant holiday gifts. Owner Gasper Spadaro is now taking phone orders for his top-selling Everlasting Hand-Dipped 24k Gold Roses as well as custom made jewelry. Please phone him at 831-594-2773 to discuss your order and place your deposit.

Holiday Gifts for Sewists and Cooks at Bella's Studio

Bella's Studio is offering handmade gifts this holiday season. For the sewist in your life, we offer colorful totes full of sewing necessities, treasures, and inspiration; sewing themed notecards; adorable pincushon chickens; and the Eversewn Sewing Starter Kit. For the cooks on your list, we have vintage-inspired aprons and matching dish towels handmade by Bella.

Bella's Studio is located at 140 W. Franklin Street, Suite 309. Please call 831-920-2272 to arrange for curbside pick-up or one-on-one shopping at the studio. Cash and checks only.

Monterey Transportation Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan: Community Meeting

Let's plan for sea level rise in Monterey! The City of Monterey is hosting a community meeting online to discuss the Transportation Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan on Monday, December 8 at 7pm during the regular Planning Commission Meeting.

The program will include: a summary of previous sea level rise studies and outreach efforts, an introduction to the three adaptation strategies, and the gathering of community input. All Monterey residents are welcome to view the meeting in real time and give their comments.

Rose Compost for Sale from Cooper-Molera Garden

The Cooper-Molera Museum is happy to announce that we now have rose compost for sale. Made in the Cooper-Molera Garden using organic materials, this is a special rose compost we are offering by the bag for $25. (How big is the bag? There are about four shovels in each one.) Read details here.

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Old Monterey, 2020

This holiday season, Downtown Old Monterey invites you to Shop Small and support locally-owned businesses. Your gifts warm the hearts of loved ones near and far and those purchases help our community weather tough times, keeping small businesses open. Need inspiration? View the Old Monterey Holiday Gift Ideas Gallery .

The denizens of Old Monterey are selling gifts in-store, online, and over the phone. Many spots offer curbside pick-up or shipping (for a list, see our Shelter-in-Place Mall ).

Small Business Saturday is traditionally celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. But for the remainder of this year, let's make every day Small. Small pleasures. Small triumphs. Small steps forward together. Shop Small in Downtown Old Monterey.