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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Bellini for One
Come to Win
The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel
Haute Living San Francisco March April 2015
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Remembering Wilkes Bashford

Being that I’ve only been in the Bay Area a few years, I didn’t know the iconic Wilkes Bashford nearly as long or as well as so many of the people whom I’m certain are shedding tears—just like me—as they learn of his passing. Yet in the short amount of time that I’ve been here, he touched me like few have in my lifetime, for that was the kind of man Wilkes Bashford was—so incredibly kind, giving, loving and downright honest. [Read More…]

The one-year anniversary of Lucy’s death

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the sudden passing of my pooch Lucy, aka Lucy Loo, Lucia, The Royal Bitch and Lucifer. More often than I know I should, I still replay her final days in my head, wondering if there was something I could have done/should have known about her health. Maybe she’d still be here if I were a better pawrent, I think, though I know I shouldn’t have such thoughts. [Read More…]

Green acres is the place to be

If I had a C-note for every time someone has said to me, “What a big change for you” when they heard I was moving/moved from San Francisco to Rutherford, well, I could buy a vineyard—though probably not in the Napa Valley. Moving 63 miles was not a big change distance wise, nor has it been that big of a change for me personally; of course it’s only been a week.

In Rutherford, I drive on the same side of the road as I always have and speak the same language too. Moving here was not nearly as monumental as say, my move from my native LA to Iowa City in January 1986. [Read More…]