Old Monterey District Blog

Om Studios Monterey introduces a December 2016 Wellness Spa Special to pamper the body and gratify the soul. Call 831-204-7949 to schedule your treatment.

Indulge as a Couple: $160
Side by side massages where you and a partner receive an hour-long massage paired with a peppermint back scrub. Finish with a cup of sipping cocoa.

Pampered by Peppermint: $109
A 90-minute treatment where you'll be given a full-body massage, sugar peppermint back scrub, and a warm peppermint foot wrap.

Facial Special: $75
Pep up your skin and your senses with an antioxidant rich chocolate tamarind mask and a decadent peppermint scalp treatment

Add the following onto any treatment:
Peppermint scalp treatment: $10
Sugar back scrub: $15
Foot wrap: $10
Hot stone: $20

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The Portola Hotel & Spa has announced plans for a complete renovation of its tree-lined atrium lobby, together with construction of a new $3.5 million entrance plaza and 40,000 square foot Monterey Conference Center. The $6 million reimagined lobby will feature extensive use of wood complimented by lighted pendants in the 25-foot lobby fichus trees as well as a new bar and lobby seating providing a unique ambience for food and bar service.

Two world renowned firms have been selected as the design partners. The San Francisco-based Puccini Group is the interior-design partner for the Portola lobby enhancements. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the designer for the 35,000-square foot entrance plaza and the $60 million conference space. Both the plaza and conference center are being constructed by the City of Monterey, through a long-standing private/public partnership with Portola.

“We’ve taken cues from the modern aesthetic tone set by the adjacent conference-center renovation, but have also set the hotel apart by creating a resort-like atmosphere and a strong sense of place consistent with Hotel’s setting adjacent to Monterey Bay,” added Puccini’s Chief Creative Officer, Rob Polacek. “The coastal Monterey landscape, wildlife and local artist community had a tremendous influence on our design and materials palette.”

These improvements include cutting-edge energy and water conservation fixtures, reinforcing the Portola’s commitment to green practices and its U.S. Building Council’s LEED® Certified Status. The project is scheduled for completion in April, 2017. During the renovation process, Portola will remain open for business.

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Revival Ice+Cream Thanksgiving Pints

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by Revival Ice Cream

Bring Revival Ice+Cream home to meet the family! We're offering limited edition pints for Thanksgiving - it's a perfect pairing for your favorite pies or on its own. Available beginning November 21, we'll have some flavors perfect for the holidays:

Sweet Potato: roasted sweet potato ice cream swirled with burnt marshmallow and speculoos cookie crumbs

Toasted Cinnamon: toasted cinnamon stick ice cream with Dutch Girl Farm apple-pomegranate jam and oatmeal crumble

Pumpkin-Ginger Sorbet: sugar pie pumpkins roasted in brown sugar with fresh ginger juice and candied ginger pieces folded in

But keep in mind that pints are available in every flavor we serve...Visit us at 463 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

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Holiday Sale at Maryse

Posted on November 18th, 2016 by Maryse

Maryse is holding a holiday sale on women's leather handbags and a wide range of jewelry (from costume jewelry to fine jewelry), now through December 24, 2016. Stop by and visit our boutique at 492 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey.

The Bench Jeweler is offering a 25% discount on select items from November 26 through December 24, 2016. We're open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, and Saturdays in November and December, 10am-5pm. Come and visit us at 207 Franklin Street in Old Monterey.

Carpe Diem Fine Books celebrates 20 years of buying and selling out-of-print (and out of the ordinary) books, art, posters, and more with a 30% - 50% off EVERYTHING sale from Saturday, November 26 through Saturday, December 10, 2016. Come and visit us at 245 Pearl Street in Old Monterey. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. Phone us at 831-643-2754 for more information.

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Om Studios Gift Cards

Posted on November 15th, 2016 by Om Studios

Give the gift of Om this holiday season! Om Studios in Monterey is offering a 10 class card for only $99, with no expiration and no purchase limit. It will be available for purchase at 631 Cass Street location, November 25 - December 24, 2016.

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Coastal Home Furniture Gallery invites you to our Grand Re-Opening Sale at our new location at 465 Tyler Street in Old Monterey.

20% off shoji screens
20% off pub sets
20% off all lamps and tables
$100 off Marina Loveseats
Casual convertible sofa bed from $249
Hardwood bed frames from $255 (queen)
Futon couches from $459
Mattress sale from $382 for queen innerspring, visco-gel, and memory foam

We’re open Monday, 10am-6pm; Tuesday, 10am-7pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, 10am-5pm. For more information, phone us at 831-373-2443.

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The City of Monterey is considering a bicycle sharing program. Bicycle sharing would connect people to entertainment, employment, academic and military institutions, and other local public transit. If you are a resident of Monterey, please take this 10-question survey to let the City of Monterey know what type of bicycle sharing program might best serve our city.

What is bicycle sharing? Bicycle sharing provides a network of bicycles available at self-serve kiosks around the city. Users are able to access the bicycles with the use of a card and purchasing a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual membership. Most existing systems allow users to make as many trips as often as they like without additional charge provided they return the bicycles to a kiosk within 30 to 60 minutes (small graduated fees are incurred for keeping a bike beyond the time limit). Users can pick up a bicycle at any self-serve kiosk and return it to any other kiosk located within the system's service area. Kiosks are situated at key locations and provide a cost-effective mobility option for trips too far to walk but too costly to make by taxi or private vehicle.

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The Poke Lab is pleased to present a brand new online ordering application for your iPhone or Android devices. Use the app and get $2 off your first order! Download it by texting "POKELAB" to 33733. Don't have a smart phone? You can also place an order on The Poke Lab's website. Online orders are accepted 11am-2:30pm six days a week (we're closed on Wednesdays).

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November is Military Family Appreciation Month! Throughout the month, military families serving around the world are honored through a variety of observances and recognized for their commitment. MY Museum would like to show our appreciation for all enlisted service men, women, and their children by offering $10 off MY Museum memberships November 1-30, 2016. This offer can be used towards new or renewed memberships.

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