Welcome to Kelly E. Carter
Kelly E. Carter is a New York Times bestselling author, 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 journey to award-winning sportswriter to celebrity reporter to pet travel expert. Her latest book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, was released by National Geographic Books in April and earned Kelly a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award. The tail-all travel guide is available in bookstores and on Amazon.

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Kelly E. Carter poses next to Arturo Keller's 1936 Hispano-Suiza

Eagerly Anticipating The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

After not having a car for the majority of the last 12 years, I’m not into wheels like I used to be. Well, I wasn’t. I must say that working on Haute Living San Francisco‘s July/August issue, which is pegged to Monterey Car Week and the 65th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has stirred my interest in cars. Not just any car, classic cars in particular. I’m amazed at these works of art, which is what I realized they are when I went to Petaluma to interview Ana Keller, whose father Arturo Keller is said to have the world’s most prestigious car collection. [Read More…]

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Motivated by Moderating Bay Area Authors Speak Out

I don’t have any time these days to work on my memoir, Bellini for One, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have time to participate in an authors’ event. I recently had the pleasure of moderating Bay Area Authors Speak Out, an annual panel discussion with local authors put on by the San Francisco Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. This edition was an exciting one with authors Qiana London, Jewelle Taylor Gibbs, Ph.D and Brenda B. Spriggs, M.D. taking part. [Read More…]

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Hobnobbing with Kobe Bryant, Margrit Mondavi and Marchese Piero Antinori

The last couple of months have been strange ones for a jetsetter like me. Accustomed to flying often, I traded in my wings for wheels as I made multiple driving trips to Napa to work on the Auction Napa Valley issue of Haute Living and to Monterey County to research the July/August issue pegged to Monterey Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Along the way, I encountered boldface names like Kobe Bryant, Marchese Piero Antinori and Margrit Mondavi. [Read More…]