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Carmel By The Sea & Monogramming

I’ve always loved to customize & monogram things throughout my life probably because I was an 80’s baby with the name Kali. That being said my name was never printed on ANYTHING! My mom would try and make me things with my name on them, but it was never the same (thanks mom for trying so hard, I’m sure my countless tantrums in Santa’s Toy Shop were your fave!) Haha. It wasn’t until I became a little older and discovered monogramming that all of the “left out feelings” of not having a common name went away because I could suddenly put my name on just about anything I wanted, hence the obsession with monogramming begun.

Fast forward to being in COVID quarantine and feeling like my husband and I needed a little get away… we hopped in the car with our pup “Harry” and headed North for a little R&R to Carmel by the Sea. We stayed at The Cypress Inn like always, ate at our favorite restaurants, walked the beach with Harry about 3 times a day, visited with friends and of course shopped where I stumbled upon the most charming French monogramming shop, Jan De Luz. This mostly french linen shop has just about anything and everything you can think of to monogram/embroider and the owner Brigitte is phenomenal. As distracted as I was trying to decide what to get Brigitte helped me decide on a french terrycloth X-LG bath mat and a set of linen cocktail napkins, with a custom monogram for each! They’re soooo GOOD!!! If and when you go to Carmel do yourself a favor and run to this adorable shop, you won’t be disappointed!