Old Monterey District Blog

The Spa at Monterey Hotel invites you to enjoy our new spring spa treatments! We're now offering our signature body treatments in three new limited scents: Sweet Orchid Body Wrap ($195 for 60 min), British Botanical Body Wrap ($195 for 60 min), and Ginger Lime Body Scrub ($150 for 30 min).

We're also offering a Superfood ProRadiance Facial ($145 for 60 min), a nutritional boost rich in super foods and essential minerals designed to pack stressed, dull skin with energizing, detoxifying actives.

Book your treatment today and feel refreshed for spring, 831-375-3184.

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Many fans of Revival Ice Cream have asked if we feature “sugar-free” ice cream. We don’t, and we’d like to explain why. Sugar is a necessary ingredient in ice cream for two crucial reasons. The first and simplest reason is this: ice cream is a dessert; can you imagine unsweet ice cream? The second reason is less simple but equally important: ice cream would freeze and become rock hard without sugar!

Sugar slows down the time it takes for water based liquids to freeze. When sugar molecules are introduced to a custard base they create more matter which creates more heat, and more heat makes for a slower freezing time and a faster melting time. Sugar separates the ice crystals and helps to make the smooth and creamy texture which is desirable in ice cream.

On Revival Ice Cream's blog in coming weeks, join us for a closer look at how the right kinds of sugars help us function and learn about how we're using lower amounts of higher quality sugar than other ice cream companies. We'll also educate you on the downside of using artificial sweeteners.

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Babies N' Barre Class at CarmelBarre

Posted on April 10th, 2017 by CarmelBarre

CarmelBarre in Monterey invites caregivers and their babies age 4 weeks and up to join us for our Babies N' Barre Class on Tuesdays at 11:45am. The Babies N' Barre Class is a great way for moms and babies to bond while getting their workout on. Please bring a baby carrier, blanket, etc. - anything you need to keep your little one happy! Please sign up online in advance. We will only hold class with 4 or more signups.

Pricing is as follows: $20 for a single class, or $80 for 8 classes (this $80 package will allow you to take advantage of other class offerings as well).

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and SmileLabs Monterey Bay will be donating a portion of our April sales to Autism Speaks. Come in this month, relax, get a brighter smile, and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by autism.

SmileLabs, offering chairside teeth whitening, is located at 188 Webster Street in Old Monterey. Please call us for an appointment, 831-717-4676.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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Casual Island is now selling fun new notebooks and journals! They make great gifts, as well as a special treat for yourself. Come check out all the great designs, including Batman, Superman, Game of Thrones, Nintendo, and more. We're located across from the Portola Hotel & Spa at 261 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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CarmelBarre in Monterey is pleased to announce that we now offer two new classes for adults, Barre Boxing on Thursdays at 10:30am, and Power Yoga om Fridays at 5pm.

Barre Boxing
Get your sweat on! This is kickboxing at its finest, modified for all levels. Take the principles of barre and apply them to this higher intensity class. It's guaranteed to make you sweat and laugh! Release stress, aggression, and have fun. Modifiable for all levels.

Power Yoga
This is a quickly-paced practice, a powerful, energetic form of yoga where students will fluidly move from one pose to the next while connect their breathing to their movements. Power flow is a vigorous and revitalizing form of fitness. All levels are welcome but familiarity with Vinyasa Yoga is suggested.

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In Spring 2017, CarmelBarre in Monterey is offering classes for children! That's right - you can come and take a barre class, and your kids can have supervised play and get some exercise, too. For more information and to preregister, please phone 831-238-9766.

CarmelBarre Kids
Held Mondays and Thursdays at 9:15am (during the our adult Barre Class), this children's class is for children of moms, dad, and caregivers who are taking our morning Barre Class. CarmelBarre Kids is different each week, but will always start and end with some movement and include dance, art, etc. Fee is $6 per child (ages 2 months to 10 years). You must be in the studio while your children are in the class.

CarmelBarre Kids Fitness
Held Saturday mornings at 9:30am (during our adult Barre Class), this class for children ages 4-10 years includes music and movement.

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Coming to Old Monterey in April 2017: The Style Bar at Blush Makeup & Skin Studio! Our new hairstyle bar will offer five different signature blowdry styles: Luxe (for voluminous curls), Red Carpet (for smooth, soft waves), Boho Babe (for tousled beach waves), Girl Boss (sleek and straight), and Trend Setter (a top knot or high pony). We'll also offer hair braiding and special hair treatments such as deep conditioning or smoothing. Get ready for your hair and makeup services for any special occasion, a night out, a wedding, or just because!

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The Old Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 35 Old Monterey businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2017. Click the links to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Alfredo’s Cantina
Best Place for Day-Drinking

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
Best Local Beer / Best Brewery
Best Bar for Millennials

Ambrosia India Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant

Bagel Bakery
Best Bagel

Bay Bikes
Best Bike Shop

Britannia Arms
Best Karaoke

CarmelBarre
Best Pilates Studio

Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Best Club for Jazz

Crown and Anchor
Best Late Night Hangout / Best Pub

Dennis Murphy Music School
Best Musician: Dennis Murphy

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Summer Camps at MY Museum 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by MYMuseum

Children ages 6-8 are invited to explore what makes Monterey special by spending a week at the local children's museum during My Museum's 2017 Summer Camp! Campers will play and experiment with unique hands-on exhibits, discover new friendships, and explore hidden treasures in our community. Each day offers a new adventure focused on learning through play.

There will be three sessions: June 12-16, June 26-30, and July 27-August 4. Each day we'll meet 9am-4pm. Fee is $265 per child for MY Museum members; $280 per child for non-members. Space is limited - register today by phoning the museum at 831-649-6444.

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Om Studios in Monterey is adding new evening classes beginning April 3, 2017. On Monday, we'll be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga at 5:30pm followed by Yoga Flow at 6:45pm. On Wednesday, we're offering Heated Alignment Vinyasa at 5:30pm followed by Mellow Flow at 6:45pm. Visit our studio at 631 Cass Street in Old Monterey, or give us a call at 831-204-7949.

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Small is sew beautiful! Bella's Studio has moved to a slightly smaller space - we're still located in the same building, 140 W. Franklin Street, but we're now on the third floor in Suite 309.

The idea that bigger is better certainly proved false for us. This new, smaller studio feels cozy and is remarkably efficient. In our new spot we continue to offer sewing and craft workshops, private sewing lessons, and open studio time with our Baby Lock sewing machines, and we still have a retail boutique selling a collection of contemporary fabrics, sewing notions, and handmade gift items. We invite you to visit us at our new home!

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Just in time for spring, the Monterey Hotel Spa is launching a special price for massage every Sunday! For $99, receive a 1 hour massage plus access to the spa amenities. Phone 831-375-3184 to book your appointment.

The new Monterey Hotel Spa allows guests and locals to relax and rejuvenate in the heart of Old Monterey. We offer facials, massage, lash extensions, body wraps, and scrubs with seasonal scents and unique treatments. Take advantage of our therapeutic hot tub, showers, relaxation rooms, and workout rooms during your visit.

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