It’s Thanksgiving morning and I am in Carmel, the gorgeous, wealthy enclave in Northern California. I took the 6-hour drive from LA by myself on Tuesday to the ranch that I’m spending the next few days with a couple of my clients and their families. Whenever I’ve mentioned Carmel to friends before, they’ve cooed about the beauty, the rolling hills, and the fabulous homes. Now I get it.
The 4000-acre estate where I’m staying is an amazing property with horses, hundreds of cattle and charming little barns dotting the landscape. I was able get a full view of the acreage and the surrounding regions when a helicopter swooped down to whisk a couple of us to Silicon Valley to visit a friend who just had a baby. These days I don’t make a move without a trove of clothes in tow for clients and friends. I loaded up on oversized Stella McCartney clothes and shoes and mega-wattage jewelry from various designers for some post pregnancy looks.
I was stunned by the aerial views of the property in the Silicon Valley region. Of course, you hear about all the technology millionaires and billionaires who live in the area but seeing the scale of the properties from the sky was stunning. The more i see the more i’m falling in love with California.