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Maybe you’ve outgrown puppy love and you’re ready to make a binding legal commitment. Although it wasn’t romantic love they had in mind when the Methodist Episcopal Church established Lovers of Jesus Park as part of a Christian retreat center more than a century ago, there’s no more scenic—and accessible—backdrop than the rocky outcropping at Lovers Point, where whales and seals are likely to swim by in the background while guests comfortably assemble on the flat grassy area. Did we mention this venue is a mere $400 for a two-hour weekend block?
me means escaping the distractions of chaotic public spaces. It eliminates the irritation of melancholy singer/songwriter music lilting in the background at a cafe, overhearing loud exchanges of short-sighted political opinions or the clattering of espresso machines. At home, it’s uninterrupted time with Squid, Good Week/Bad Week, Edible Complex, absorbing cover stories and inspiration for ways to enjoy the enchantment of living in Monterey County. Plus there are those open house listings to find your new home, and Fido’s new yard.