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Ten miles south of Carmel, California, along the state’s spectacularly beautiful Highway 1, sits Rocky Point Restaurant, and arguably the most beautiful scenery in America. The expansive patio and restaurant sits cliff-side and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. On clear days you can see grey and humpback whales glide by, their spouts rising a couple hundred feet into the air. A dozen seals and sea otters dive through the surf alarmingly close to the rocky cliffs. There at the Rocky Point Restaurant, you will see women wearing the quintessential California beauty look of 2014: radiant skin, neutral makeup and a light floral scent. Hair is long and casual, and sunscreen tops the list of beauty essentials.
California has long championed the bronzed-surfer look. But this new evolution of the trend favours skincare over makeup. At Carmel’s most popular restaurants such as Il Fornaio or Casanova, you’ll see more than a few women wearing no makeup at all, except for a swipe of gloss or lip balm. This might seem daring until you notice how radiant their skin looks. It literally glows. Call it a throwback to the hippy generation of Big Sur that wrote poetry and painted landscapes.
And while you might not want to go makeup-free this month, there are a myriad of skincare and beauty products that will streamline your routine leaving more time for the beach or if you are lucky enough, Rocky Point’s patio. I hope you enjoy this issue.
Dave Lackie, editor
BEAUTY the Guide magazine