The coastal art colonies of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Carmel, California, compete for best in show in cocktails, culture, and more.
PROVINCETOWN, LEFT: Painters and writers love this historic New England town.
CARMEL, RIGHT: California's quirky enclave attracts artists of all stripes.
PROVINCETOWN, LEFT: Combining high-caliber fine art with a location in a beach shack right on the sand, the inimitable Julie Heller Gallery is a must-stop for all art lovers and collectors.
CARMEL, RIGHT: Carmel has historically lured photo pioneers; native-born photographers Evynn LeValley and Rachael Short continue the tradition at Gallery Exposed.
CARMEL, RIGHT: The taste and artistry of Chef Justin Cogley and Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendoza rule the plates at the Aubergine restaurant at L'Auberge Carmel.
PROVINCETOWN, LEFT: Former fashion designer Josh Patner has made bohemian-marine the ethos of Loveland, his superbly curated seasonal shop of artisan works.
CARMEL, RIGHT: For timeless time-pieces and jewelry (many from estates), Fourtané Jewelers, behind its whitewashed storefront, is a Carmel classic. Don't miss the vintage Rolex collection.
PROVINCETOWN, LEFT: A house-made blackberry shrub blends with vodka to power the rich color and sun-sweet flavor of the popular Black Beauty cocktail at Joon Bar. (Shake up a Black Beauty at home with the recipe!)
CARMEL, RIGHT: Katie Blandin Shea's California Negroni for Bernardus Lodge's Lucia Restaurant & Bar pairs spring bitters with gin, vermouth, and grapefruit. (Shake up a California Negroni at home with the recipe!)