Hello! My name is Maria Q. I am originally from Ireland but have, over the course of many adventures, found myself settled in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. I recently graduated with my Masters from the Elliott School of International Affairs. After having lived in cities my entire life, I find myself enjoying the slower pace and splendor of Carmel. Hosting is in my blood. As a former event planner and the daughter of restauranteurs, I find great joy in creating warm, hospitable environments for my guests. It's not uncommon to wander into our kitchen and find fresh, gluten-free but oh-so-delicious donuts and muffins to snack on. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and love experimenting with new recipes. I hope to welcome you as a guest on your next trip to Carmel.