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Monday, May 7, 2012

Pebble Beach is a Perfect Destination

   On the way to Pebble Beach I made time to drive beside one of my favorite walks in the world...the coast line of Pacific Grove.  The tiny pink ice plants were in full bloom creating a pink carpet which only lasts a few weeks in the area.  What a warm welcome to the area.

Recently I was fortunate to be one of the wedding planners hosted for 2 nights at the Italian-style Villa, Casa Palermo, which is the most recently added property of the Pebble Beach Resort located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.  

Because Casa Palermo is often used to host intimate weddings with all the guests staying on property, we as wedding planners were offered the chance to experience what our brides, grooms, their families and guest would experience if they chose to host their wedding at Casa Palermo, or at another of the incredible Pebble Beach venues.

 Upon check in to my suite I found this lovely welcome bag containing cozy Pebble Beach slippers to begin my relaxing 2 days.  This was going to be unforgettable, I could tell!

 The wood burning fireplace stocked with a pre set fire, guaranteed to burn for hours, or the concierge on duty will come to build it up for you again. :)
Just outside the comfortable living room was a private jacuzzi; now this is a luxury item to which I could easily become accustomed!

After a delicious dinner at the Pebble Beach Resort, all of us went back to Casa Palermo for a gourmet presentation of hand made marshmallows, house baked graham crackers, and 3 kinds of dark, rich chocolate...you guessed it, S'mores buffet with outdoor grills for our dessert and bed time snack.  We slept well and awoke to a beautiful ride from Casa Palmera to the Beach Club where breakfast was served!

This window table was my location for a leisurely breakfast getting to know fellow wedding planners, learning how weddings are hosted here at the Beach Club, and watching the sea otters and seals play just below us.  It was incredible!

After Breakfast, the Pebble Beach Resorts Shuttle picked us up at the Beach Club for a professionally guided tour of the Seventeen Mile Drive

The Lone Cypress has become the symbol for Pebble Beach. We were able to enjoy a private tour with stops for savoring the beauty and hearing wonderful stories by our experienced guide about the history and local color of Pebble Beach.

 When we returned to Casa Palermo for lunch, we were invited into the courtyard of the Villa which had been converted into a tea party with pearls and succulents creating a decadent welcome for already beauty sated wedding planners!

After we entered, none of us could sit down until we had taken photos of each and every detail Shannon and her team had put into the decor of the table settings.

 Our linen napkins were the menu...hand drawn and silk screened details from the succulent/pearl design created just for this luncheon. 

The menu included six kinds of tea sandwiches, and at least 10 different tea desserts...plus chilled rose wine and English tea with scones and lemon curd....sigh!

 Once we did stop taking photos, we were able to savor the delicious sandwiches, salads and desserts.  It was by far the nicest tea party I have ever attended.

Thank you so much to the amazing staff at the Pebble Beach Resorts for introducing me to the warm welcome, incomparable beauty and ultimate luxury of a visit to Casa Palmero, Pebble Beach Lodge, Spanish Bay Inn, and the Beach Club.

1 comment:

nadalia smith said...

as you told "The menu included six kinds of tea sandwiches, and at least 10 different tea desserts...plus chilled rose wine and English tea with scones and lemon curd" i think it has good catering service and tasty food... wow perfect place for gathering.

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