Lux Trends ~ the latest in luxury ~ Carmel ~ Pebble Beach

Lux Trends from Luxury Portfolio

Wondering what is going on with the luxury brands today?   Luxury Portfolio’s Lux Trends gives us the scoop!  

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Lux Trends


Collecting the perfect designer and brand-name pieces to compliment an already stellar wardrobe is easier than ever, on your wallet and your busy lifestyle, with new business models that are revolutionizing the luxury industry, providing new avenues for shopping experiences for the most discerning customers while offering access to authentic designer brands, yes, even at a deal.

The Real Real

The Real Real
The Real Real

The Real Real is a leader in authenticated pre-owned couture, offering the largest selection of designer brands including men’s and women’s luxury fashion, fine jewelry, watches and fine art. Selling pieces from designers such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex, Van Cleef & Arpels; and blue-chip art from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Sam Francis among hundreds of others. The Real Real provides you peace of mind on your one-of-a-kind purchases and truly offers you the “real deal.”


Everything Except the House
Everything But The House

Everything But The House is a transformative online marketplace that provides the reach and convenience of an e-commerce platform for estate sales around the globe. Collectors can discover everything from designer clothing to rare antiques and original art. With more than 200 estate sales a month, bidders from across the world always have something new to discover and sellers have the benefit of a full service model with EBTH handling photography, cataloging, payment and delivery of all items.

This one-of-a-kind online shopping experience, carries collections of everything from evening gowns and cocktail dresses to Chanel suits and separates in perfect, wearable condition. Browse through Dior, Alaia, YSL, Beene and many more. Unique to others, the site also provides an off-line shopping experience, a by appointment private showroom for personal shopping experiences. An experienced styling team assists with tailoring a classic purchase to fit like contemporary fashion.

Snob Swap


Offering top designer items for up to 90% off, Snob Swap has become a necessity among the most distinguished of shoppers. Featuring strictly luxury pre-owned items, the site allows visitors to browse designer boutiques from Chanel to McQueen and more. And, it works both ways. Thinking of streamlining you closet? List however many items you wish, with no up-front fees, and earn 85% of the sales.

To read more about the latest luxury trends visit the

Luxury Portfolio Blog and Luxury Portfolio Magazine.

To explore the many luxury homes available on the Monterey Peninsula, call me and let’s chat about living your dream!

Susan Clark 831-320-6801
Susan Clark 831-320-6801


Carmel Point ~ the Crown Jewel of Carmel #Carmellifestyle#aprcarmel

Carmel Point ~ the Crown Jewel of Carmel!

Open House Sunday 7/17 10:00am-1:00pm 23665 Rio Avenue

 Come by and see me!

26335 Rio Avenue, Carmel Point Open Sun 6/19 10:00am-1:00pm
23665 Rio Avenue, Carmel Point listed by Alain Pinel Realtors

You’re invited to my Open House Sun 7/17 10:00am – 1:00pm

23665 Rio Avenue on Carmel Point, Carmel CA

Why is Carmel Point the “Crown Jewel”?  OK, that’s just MY opinion.      Why do I love it so much?  I have an answer for that one.  But first, for those not familiar, I think I should identify the area geographically.

Carmel Point
Carmel Point

Carmel Point is directly south of Carmel-by-the-Sea and is part of the county . . . and not part of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  Now for some folks, that’s a really good thing, but for the others that want to be “officially”  in Carmel-by-the-Sea – it won’t work and you don’t get to vote for mayor.

What you do get is the most beautiful and magical area to live in and for the most part- away from the thousands of tourists that spread themselves out over the streets and white sand beach of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  You have quick access to two beaches from the Point as many call it, Carmel River State Beach, and Carmel Beach.

The white sands of Carmel Beach
The white sands of Carmel Beach

Many of the homes have views of the ocean, the river, the lagoon and wetlands, and Point Lobos.  For more information about Carmel Point a group of residents have made a very comprehensive website “Living on Carmel Point” detailing community resources, history and points of interest.

Of the 18 homes available on Carmel Point,  Alain Pinel Realtors has 4 of them listed.   The following are our listings, but I would love to help you explore all the homes for sale on the Point!

26335 Rio Avenue Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
23665 Rio Avenue Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors – Open House 7/17 10:00am – 1:00pm
26306 Monte Verde $1,649,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
26306 Monte Verde $1,649,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2643 Walker Avenue $2,395,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2643 Walker Avenue $2,395,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2946 Santa Lucia $1,895,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors
2946 Santa Lucia $1,895,000 Listed by Alain Pinel Realtors

There are fourteen other lovely homes available on the Point at this time ranging in price from $1,399,000 – $12,900,000  I’ve love to introduce you to this fabulous area!

Come by my Sunday Open House 10am-1:00pm 7/17 or call me at 831-320-6801 to arrange a private showing.

Susan Clark

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Connecting buyers with their dream homes . . . 

                          Negotiating the highest possible price for my sellers.

Call me today!

Congratulations to Judie Profeta and Cathy Schanderl, Alain Pinel Realtors ~ Carmel CA #Carmellifestyle#aprcarmel

Carmel Chamber of Commerce 2016 Luncheon, Carmel CA

June 10, 2016

Judie Profeta, owner/broker of Alain Pinel Realtors, Carmel
Judie Profeta, owner/broker of Alain Pinel Realtors, Carmel.  Awarded the Citizen of the Year award.

An amazing time was had by all at the Carmel Chamber of Commerce 2016 luncheon in the barrel room of Folktale Winery & Vineyards in Carmel Valley.  Jeanie Sumners of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Board Chair,  welcomed all.  Assisting her on stage, Erin Clark of KSBW proved again that she is the best emcee on the Monterey Peninsula bringing levity and excitement to the introductions and ceremony.  Mayor Steve Dallas was introduced and he assured everyone the beach fires on Carmel Beach would return.

After a delicious lunch, recognition was given to members of the chamber celebrating their milestone participation in the Carmel Chamber from 5 years and up.  Twenty-seven businesses were recognized for 45+ years of membership including the Hyatt Carmel Highlands or as most of us refer to it, the Highlands Inn (one of my very favorite places).  Mel Bettcher, the Managing Director was there to accept the honor.

Recognition was given to Volunteer Committees and Staff and I was even able to stand up to get recognized as a new Ambassador to the Chamber.

The Spirit of the Chamber Awards are always the big prize and two Alain Pinel Realtors came home with two of the honors.

Cathy Shanderl, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors
Cathy Shanderl, Realtor, Alain Pinel Realtors

Cathy Shanderl, one of my fellow realtors at Alain Pinel, won the Ambassador of the Year Award.  She is always ready to help and had contributed greatly to the Chamber events.

Judie Profeta, owner/broker of Alain Pinel Realtors, Carmel accepting Citizen of the Year Award
Judie Profeta, owner/broker of Alain Pinel Realtors, Carmel accepting Citizen of the Year Award

Judie Profeta, owner/broker of Alain Pinel Realtors, Carmel, was honored as the 2016 Citizen of the Year.  This is a  huge honor and reflects Judie’s great contributions to the community not only for the many boards she serves on, but her willingness to give to her community in so many different ways.  Judie gives endlessly to her community, to her agents and business, and to her family.  A class act.

All in all, it was a lovely event.  I met new friends, caught up with old friends and was able to cheer for my Alain Pinel associates.


Pebble Beach Ocean and Golf Course Views~ Bargain price at $1,795,000! Open House today, Sat 6/11/16 2:00 – 4:30pm

Spanish Bay Beach


Amazing views of the Pebble Beach coastline are to be had from the Country Club West area of Pebble Beach.  Sought by many savvy buyers who want ocean views, this area is often affordable for many when properties like 3033 Cormorant come on the market.


Open House today on Saturday, June 11th from 2:00 – 4:30pm.

3033 Cormorant, Pebble Beach CA.

Listed at $1,795,000 it is a bargain for some savvy buyer who desires an ocean and golf course view.

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ocean views

Susan Clark, Realtor®
Susan Clark, Realtor®

Come by my Open House today and let’s chat about what makes your dreams come true!


Live where you dream . . . for life’s next adventure!