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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Two Years Without Lucy, the Best Petsetter Ever!

Today marks the second anniversary of the unexpected loss of Lucy, the best petsetter ever! Honestly, I thought today was the third anniversary. It seems like the hole she left in my heart has been there for much longer than 730 days. I constantly relive the shocking moment when she took her last breath and died as I held her. Why won’t that memory fade? Do I want it to? [Read More…]

My Tears Aren’t Awake Yet

My tears aren’t awake yet. Those words were the final sentence of a short Facebook status update I posted at 5:30 a.m. from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport as I prepared to return to the United States after a fabulous nine days in Italy. It was time to say arrivederci to Italy. It was also too early to cry.

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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…]