Have you been to the quaint little city delightfully known as Carmel by the Sea? A place where street lights are non-existent, where homes have no addresses, where restaurants open their doors to ladies that lunch along with their four legged friends. Visiting Carmel feels as much like you're in a far off land as it sounds. Storybook cottages, charming shops, countless art galleries and Euro-chic cafes line the streets creating sort of a cross-cultural mishmash of old meets new. It would seem that you're just as likely to see Victoria Beckham parking her Aston Martin on the way to an art exhibit as you are to meet a friendly gnome waiting to show you the entrance to an enchanted forest.
...I'll take the gnome any day and I can't wait to return to this beautiful city!