With the summer fog blown off, and the fall and winter holidays looming, Half Moon Bay makes the perfect, effortless weekend getaway this time of year. Because it’s a mere 30 miles away down relatively uncongested 280, you won’t have to leave work early on a Friday to be in HMB by dinnertime. Make a rezzie at Pasta Moon, a warm, Tuscan-inspired eatery on Main Street where the owner circulates among the tables to make sure everyone’s happy. Order the lightly battered asparagus, the pear-and-prosciutto wood-fired pizza and, for entrees, the pesto risotto with day boat scallops or the grilled Arctic char in a rosemary demi-glaze. This, my friends, is the way to end a work week.
For bedding town, HMB’s small downtown is dotted with charming inns. The recently renovated Spanish-style Half Moon Bay Inn is exceedingly fetching, with a sidewalk-front check-in desk and a tile staircase leading up to a variety of accommodations: small Main Street-facing rooms that’ll make you feel you’re at a boutique hotel in Oaxaca, or larger apartments and suites decorated in a variety of styles from rustic to country cottage. Your doggy is welcome to stay with you in any of them (and if you’re sans pooch, you might want to ask if there are any barkers staying overnight, as some of the rooms are close together). (more…)
By Stacy Trevenon [ firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 – 02:02:47 pm PDT
Malinda Thompson, a concrete artist from Half Moon Bay, in front of one of her Fresco-style paintings in the Half Moon Bay Inn.
Time was when concrete was a plain old, boring, gray construction material that builders hastily hid away under aesthetically pleasing wood floors or carpeting.
Times have changed.
Certainly practical, despite the rough edges and all that gray, concrete has always found its way into highly functional and architecturally expressive purposes. With the integration of specialized tints, dyes, spray paints, stains and special tools, and with a new breed of artist known as a “concretist” who allows for serendipitous miscalculations, concrete now can be a place where function meets fine art. (more…)