Welcome to Kelly E. Carter
Kelly E. Carter is never at a loss for words--whether writing or speaking. The Director of Communications for Alpha Omega winery is a New York Times bestselling author, former editor of Haute Living Magazine San Francisco, Founder of The Jet Set Pets® and an Italophile who toted her posh pooch Lucy around the globe. As a speaker, Kelly dazzles audiences with tales of her trail-blazing journey to award-winning sportswriter to celebrity reporter to pet travel expert. Her debut book, Come to Win, co-authored with tennis phenom Venus Williams, hit the bestseller list. She followed that feat up with The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, released by National Geographic Books and which earned Kelly a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award. She toils away on her memoir, Bellini for One, detailing her and Lucy's two-year Italian adventure.

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Bellini for One
Come to Win
The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel
Joe Lacob Covers Haute Living San Francisco Nov/Dec 2015 Issue
Jim Brown Covers Haute Living San Francisco Jan/Feb 2016 Issue
Haute Living SF Unveils Its 2016 Haute 100 List
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A Year in Napa Valley

As July 30 winds down, I can’t let the night slip away without acknowledging what this date means to me. Today marks my one-year anniversary living in the Napa Valley, and what a blast I’ve had these last 12 months. From making new friends (not to be confused with acquaintances) to carving out a new career for myself  to swimmingly adjusting to life in small town Rutherford, this has been a most memorable 365 days.  [Read More…]

It’s Mamba Day! Kobe, thank you for the memories

Kobe Bryant went from punk to prince during his phenomenal career as a Los Angeles Laker. I was fortunate enough to witness the transformation. On Mamba Day, as Los Angeles prepares to bid a fond farewell to the mega-superstar athlete in his final NBA game on April 13, capping 20 years of wearing purple and gold, I’m remembering my moments with him as I fly down to LA to cheer for him one last time. [Read More…]

Now I Know Why Rutherford

“Why Rutherford?” is the question baffled people asked me when I told them I lived in the tiny town in the Napa Valley. “Why not St. Helena, Yountville or the city of Napa,” they wondered. I never had much of an answer except to say, I was looking on Craigslist for a house to rent in Yountville and came across a listing for Rutherford, which stated in the ad that the house was between Yountville and St. Helena. The house turned out to be perfect so here I am! [Read More…]