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My Secret Life as a Model ~ Fashion Show at Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, CA

  WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser “Havana Nights“, September 13th 

Luncheon and Fashion Show at Inn at Spanish Bay

Benefits the Housing Resource Center and the WCR Education Fund

My Secret Life as a Model

Susan Clark modeling Ericka Engelman in the 2015 WCR Fashion Show

I’ve mostly spent my life as a Stewardess (Pam Am), as a teacher (SFUSD), and as a realtor both in  San Francisco and Carmel (Alain Pinel Realtors).  BUT,  I always had this secret desire to model so when I was in my 20’s I gave it a whirl.  I went to a modeling school in San Francisco and some how wound up teaching “Walks and Turns” at the same modeling school on Saturdays – all while teaching 5th grade.  It was my secret life!  I did do some live fashion shows, but alas, it was obvious this could not be a part-time gig.  And I was certainly not emaciated enough to do print and liked a steady job – plus I loved teaching.  I decided it was not my calling, but it had been fun!  To this day, I love fashion!  Some days you can’t tell by the way I dress, but issues of  Vogue, Elle, and Bazaar are always stacked up on my coffee table.

by Oscar de la Renta ~ SF exhibit at De Young Museum

Did any of you reading this catch the Oscar de la Renta exhibition at De Young in San Francisco?  Now that man knew how to make a dress!

Oscar de la Renta

The qualities I most admire in a woman are confidence and kindness. ~Oscar de la Renta

by Oscar de la Renta, exhibition at De Young Museum, SF

But I digress, if you love fashion, and love supporting good causes, come to our WCR Fashion Show Fundraiser, “Havana Nights

It’s going to be an amazing time, with Delicious food, fabulous fashion, at an incredibly beautiful place (Inn at Spanish Bay), and lots  of fun MOST IMPORTANTLY!  Salsa dancers, latin music to get your blood boiling, and the “experience” of steaming nights in Havana in the 50’s!  Only $95 a ticket if you act NOW!

Havana Nights

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The Housing Resource Center helps those less fortunate find and obtain housing.  Thank you for helping this worthy cause.

I’ll see you there, and yes, I will once again get my “Kicks” up on the runway!

Call me for more information or just BUY A TICKET.

831-320-6801

Spinning in a “Dior Turn” in a previous WCR Fashion Show modeling fashions from Marita’s in Pacific Grove.

People will stare

MAKE IT WORTH THEIR WHILE!  ~Harry Winston

See you there!!!!

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ABC’s of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week” Carmel~Pebble Beach~Pacific Grove~Monterey

ABC’S of the Monterey Peninsula ~ “C” is for “Car Week”

Carmel ~ Pebble Beach ~Pacific Grove ~ Monterey

Every August one of the biggest events of the Monterey Peninsula rolls along.  Mid August on the Monterey Peninsula is “Car Week” and it’s going on right now in 2017!

Every year car enthusiasts converge on the Monterey Peninsula (which includes the towns of Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, and Monterey)  from all corners of our nation and beyond to attend a week of events, road rallies, parades, parties, fashion shows, racing, and car auctions.

The week culminates on Sunday with the prestigious Concours d’ Elegance in Pebble Beach.  But first on Thursday there is a Tour D’Elegance and Display on Ocean Avenue in Carmel- a free event.

A number of the cars showing on Sunday do a Road Tour of the Monterey Peninsula and stop in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea for lunch in the park and have their vehicles on display on Ocean Avenue.  How cool is that?

Wow! Love that color!

“Car people” look forward to this week with its events and parties all year.  For the locals it is just great fun to partake of some of the events and enjoy the “Car Eye Candy” on the streets of Carmel and Pebble Beach!

Antique cars polished to perfection, Ferrari’s, Corvettes, Porsches,

Bentleys – you name it and its here!

Owner polishing to perfection

The owners  furiously polish their cars because soon the judges will appear and their car will be judged for prizes – and who doesn’t like to win!

Every year new events are added and the menu becomes more and more diverse,  plentiful and delightful! For instance this year there was a new event called the “Prancing Ponies” which happened on Wednesday.  It was a group of Women Ferrari owners showing their cars and raising money for charity.  Now that’s a club I’d like to join!

Maybe next year??

There is something now for everyone’s tastes and pocketbook.  Many of the events, also, raise thousands for Charity ~ so that’s a good thing.

Other than the Thursday  Tour D’Elegance, another favorite event of mine is on  the Tuesday of “Car Week”  and is called “Concours on the Avenue” (Tuesday August 15th  this year from 10:00am-5:00pm) which takes place on Carmel-by-the-Sea’s world famous Ocean Avenue and is FREE!

This is the newest large event founded by Doug and Genie Freedman.  Sixteen blocks of downtown is filled with collector cars including Luxury Cars, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, and Sporting Cars.

The spit and polish needed to prepare these automobiles for showing and judging is incredible!

Tiffany will be on hand with beautiful trophies for the winners and, of course, those famous “blue boxes”! This impressive presentation is free to spectators and benefits the Carmel Foundation that provides a wide variety of services to local seniors.

Tiffany trophies waiting for the lucky winners.

To add to the fun the merchants up and down Ocean Avenue have decorated their show windows with displays that depict the car industry.  Be sure to check out our Alain Pinel Realtors window display at the NW corner of Ocean and Dolores.

A Morgan unbelted!

It’s impossible to mention every event there are over 50.  There are the auctions, the car displays, auto road rallies, racing out at Laguna Seca, reunions of car clubs, Concours Italiano, and even Concours D’Lemons.  No matter what there is enjoyment and fun for all – so take your choice this week and the years to come.

If you are planning for next year,  The Concours D’Elegance will take place on the 4th Sunday August 26th and Car Week activities running from August 20-26th.

And if you fall in love with the Monterey Peninsula while you’re here and would like to find your Dream Home, give me a call!

Susan Clark, Alain Pinel Realtors, 831-320-6801

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CarmelCanineCottages.com

Come to our SPCA FUNDRAISER at Alain Pinel Realtors-Carmel

Tell them Susan Clark sent you!

Tickets need to be purchased prior to the event at the web site.  Tickets are $50 and all proceeds go directly to the SPCA.

Junipero between 5th & 6th, Carmel

Tuesday, August 15th 4:00 – 7:00pm

Carmel Canine Cottages Fundraiser

Angel’s Rescue

Teddy’s Story

Top Ten ~ Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket” in Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Top Ten 

Things To Do After Buying “Crespi Cricket”

in Carmel-By-The-Sea, Crespi 6SE Mountain View

Offered for Sale at $2,475,000

Open House, September 16, 2017 1:00 – 4:00pm

  1. Enjoy evening conversation with friends and a glass of wine around the fire pit.  An experience that can’t be beat!
    Amazing fire pit invites conversation

    2. Put your chef’s hat on in your fabulous gourmet kitchen and cook up a feast for family and friends with your 6-burner gas Viking range.

    6-burner gas Viking range
    Gourmet kitchen with 6-burner gas Viking range.

    3. Take a short stroll to the Forest Outdoor theater to see a performance of “Big” The Musical”.

    4. Enjoy your morning coffee on the sunny rear deck and listen to the birds chirping and  all the sounds of nature.

    Rear patio facing Mission Trail Park.

    Beautiful view . . . with the sounds of nature.

    5. Cruise the nearby  local art galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea  ~ you have plenty of wall space to hang up all your favorite paintings.

    6. Hike the Mission Trail . . . the Trail Head is just 6 houses away!

  2. Overlooking Mission Trail

    7. Stroll to your favorite restaurants and you won’t have to drive home!

    Grasing’s

    Cassanova

    8. Grab your favorite book and curl up in front of the fire . . .  and yes, you have three choices!

  3. Living room
    Cozy family room to curl up in front of the fire and read a good book.
    Master bedroom suite with a fireplace

    9. Have a party and invite all your friends and relatives . . . there’s plenty of room.

    Formal Dining room

    10. Ladies, soak in the tub for hours drinking champagne and reading Vogue Magazine . . . Because your husband has his OWN bathroom!  That’s right, two full bathrooms in the master suite.

    One of two master baths!

    Ok, have I enticed you enough to come and see this amazing home?  Call Susan to make an appointment for a showing of this quintessential Carmel residence. 831-320-6801

    Offered for sale for $2,475,000