We just got back from a 4th of July getaway in Carmel and Big Sur. It was fun to show my partner some of the places I got to see when I was shooting an independent film there a couple of years ago. We stayed at this quiet hotel called the Tradewinds and discovered they had a hotel cat who greeted guests and visitors! Once we saw Sweetie, we knew we were in the right place.
Tradewinds has a tropical theme which is kind of funny for foggy Carmel, but we actually had a couple of hot days which made it feel nice. Our first morning at breakfast, we saw these framed pieces of the hotel's history that made us love and appreciate the tropical décor even more:
Plus, they did some amazing landscaping when they remodeled and removed the pool:
We were just thrilled to see Sweetie walking around each day. Carmel really is a city of animal lovers. (We were also thrilled to have a fireplace in our room on the last two chilly, foggy nights!)