26270 Dolores St., Carmel | (831) 624-6436, missionranchcarmel.com
Living in a fishbowl has got to be rough. The cameras, the random adoration from the public, the free swag, the comped clothes, accommodations, meals, drinks, jewels. Yes, rough is an understatement. So it’s no wonder that celebs run away to the plush but rustic seclusion here. Add outdoor seating, a dreamy ocean view, a wine list that seldom strays from locals, a piano bar, and suddenly celebs aren’t just rubbing elbows with the locals, they’re singin’ alongside their new local BFFs and clinking high-end crystal.