Sunday, September 07, 2008

Eclectic Courtyards & Passageways of Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33 & #34

Map Delineating 28. Las Tiendas, 29. Tuck Box Courtyard, 30. El Paseo Courtyard, 31. Plaza San Carlos, 32. Vandervort Court, 33. Paseo San Carlos and 34. Doud Arcade: A Shopping Village in the Tradition of Old Carmel

28. Las Tiendas
Entrance to Las Tiendas, S/s Ocean Av., east of Dolores St.

Close-Up of Entrance to Las Tiendas, S/s Ocean Av., east of Dolores St.

View of Courtyard

View of Courtyard

Passageway to Courtyard

Passageway Entrance to Las Tiendas, E/s Dolores St., south of Ocean Av.

Shops and Businesses:
Red Haute
This sophisticated yet casual boutique offers everything in fur, leather, and suede. To the latest denims and outrageous accessories. A casual to dressy attitude with an emphasis on stylish designers and edgy fashion.

The Club at Red Haute
Attitude. Sophistication. Style. The contemporary, trend setting locale for men and women in Carmel. Featuring unique designer collections ranging from, jackets to jeans, belts to boots, smart to spontaneous, with the emphasis on quality and originality.

The Carmel Coffee House And Roasting Company
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Company (CVCRC) was established in 1994 with a specific focus in mind: To provide superior fresh roasted coffee, using the finest Arabica beans, delivered fresh to discerning customers who wish to prolong their Carmel experience with every delicious sip of coffee.

Coffee. Carmel Valley Roasting Company is a place where visitors and friends meet to enjoy fresh-roasted coffee from around the world. This Carmel-based roasting company also features Scharffen Berger hot chocolate and a variety of delicious cocoas. Wonderful fresh-baked pastries.

Carmel Rentals
Jerry Warner founded Carmel Rentals in the mid-1980's. A California native, Warner hand selects a variety of vacation and longterm rentals, as well as vacation homes for sale.

North Star Construction
Established in 1993, North Star Construction builds and remodels both custom residential homes and high end commercial buildings. North Star specializes in unique and complex designs, restorations, and sustainable environmental building. A member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), North Star attempts to incorporate material re-use, passive solar design and the newest sustainable building technology into its projects.

29. Tuck Box Courtyard
View of Entrance to Tuck Box Courtyard, E/s Dolores St., north of 7th Av.

Shop, Gallery & Tea Room:
Tuck Box English Tea Room
A tradition since 1940 and Carmel's oldest and most enchanting restaurant. A trip to Carmel is not complete without a visit to The Tuck Box!

Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Famous scones and homemade pies are baked daily.

A Great Place for the Garden & Home
Offers the finest in unique home and garden decor, including iron furniture, trellises, bird houses, bird baths, fountains, weathervanes, bronze sculptures, exotic perfumed candles and their famous garden-creature stakes.

Everything for the tea lover - teapots and cups, jeweled sugars, tea strainers and cozies, a tea water fountain, silver teapot light fixture and a teacup and saucer planter.

Garden chandeliers, botanical lamps and lanterns light your path to uncommon treasures. Their charming one-of-a-kind bird houses and bird cages are a favorite among visitors, as are Lovey & Dovey, the resident doves that live among the topiaries and antique furnishings.

Also offer assistance in interior and exterior design.

Thomas Kinkade Gift Gallery at the Tuck Box
Thomas Kinkade's original gift gallery featuring collectible porcelain, limited edition prints and hard-to-find gifts.

30. El Paseo Courtyard
Entrance to El Paseo Building Courtyard, E/s Dolores St., north of 7th Av.

View of Courtyard with Jo Mora Sculpture

Passageway Entrance to El Paseo Courtyard, N/s 7th Av., west of San Carlos St.

Shop, Business and Restaurant:
Carrigg’s of Carmel
Unique Furnishings & Design

Hallie Mitchell Dow Real Estate Broker
Sotheby’s International Realty

Little Napoli
Italian. Carmel's Little Napoli offers Italian country cooking. Known by locals as "Carmel's little Italy," Little Napoli offers antipasti, regional country-style pastas, cannelloni, osso bucco, risotto, crisp-crusted pizzas, local Monterey Bay seafood, and traditional Italian homemade desserts.

31. Plaza San Carlos
Entrance to Plaza San Carlos, W/s San Carlos St., north of 7th Av.

View of Courtyard

Entrance to Plaza San Carlos, N/s 7th Av., west of San Carlos St.

Shops and Gallery:
Thinker Toys
Great toys for thinking kids of all ages, from infants & toddlers to fun-loving adults. Games and puzzles, lego and erector construction kits, Thomas the Tank Engine, educational toys, craft kits and dolls including La Petite Madeline, Groovy Girls, Calico Critters and many more.

Mi Alma Custom Handcrafted Lampshades
Now in 2008, Charles Marder has unveiled his flagship Mi Alma store in Carmel-By-The-Sea, as a theater for staging the most distinctive custom lighting and home furnishings on offer in America today. We welcome you to visit and experience the quintessence of Charles Marder’s handcrafted original designs in decorative lighting, select home furnishings and accessories.

Winters Gallery
Specializing in the original diversified work of prominent California and internationally known artists. The gallery features works by Igor Levashov, Tomi Kobara, Vladimir Zolotsev, Henry Richards, Lyda Taylor and many others including the gallery owner himself, Jerry Winters.

32. Vandervort Court
Entrance to Vandervort Court, W/s San Carlos St., north of 7th Av.

Passageway of Vandervort Court

Shops and Businesses:
Carrigg’s Design Center

Upstairs Directory:
Hairpin Alley

Desiree A. Cromwell
Lic. Para Medical Esthetician Aromacology Skin Therapies

MacKenzie Patterson Architect
Specializes in Residences, Commercial & Public Buildings

Carmel Institute for Family Business
Leslie B. Kadis, MD
Ruth McClendon, MSW
The Carmel Institute for Family Business, established in 1984, offers a broad range of consulting and educational services to business-owning families and their advisors. Our overall purpose is to help families and their businesses succeed from generation to generation.

Clout Creative
Marketing / Advertising / Direct Response / Interactive
Assisting companies make more money quicker through smart and effective marketing and advertising strategies.

33. Paseo San Carlos
Paseo San Carlos Sign

Entrance to Paseo San Carlos, W/s San Carlos St. between Ocean Av. & 7th Av.

Shops, Businesses, Gallery and Café:
Trotter Galleries
Over the last twenty-one years, this gallery has consistently maintained its reputation as a valuable source for collectors by providing quality works of prominent early California artists, 1890-1940.

Specializes in representative examples by formative artists such as Maurice Braun, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt, John Frost, Edgar Payne, Marion Wachtel, Armin Hansen, Mary DeNeale Morgan, E. Charlton Fortune, Joseph Raphael, William Ritschel, Granville Redmond, John Gamble and Percy Gray.

Kocek Jewelry
Carmel's oldest established jeweler, featuring acclaimed designer Kirkor Kocek, who creates hand-crafted jewelry on-site in his studio workshop using gold, platinum, diamonds and fine gemstones. He is happy to explore your design ideas with you or assist you in the selection of a design that will be reflective of your individual style and tastes

Bubbly Fish Café
One of the most unique culinary experiences on the Peninsula. A lavish celebration of indulgent tasting, featuring delicacies of caviar, champagne, pate, salumi, cheese, master-crafted chocolates, desserts and fine wines.

Cima Collina Wine Tasting/Art
Cima Collina produces artisan wines from small Monterey vineyards.
Using a minimalist wine making approach Napa-trained winemaker Annette Hoff showcases the dedication of local Monterey County growers. The result – critically acclaimed artisan wines from local vineyards. Wines include vineyard designated Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Meritage, Petite Sirah, Merlot, estate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

34. Doud Arcade: A Shopping Village in the Tradition of Old Carmel
Entrance to Doud Arcade, S/s Ocean Av, west of San Carlos St.

Entrance to Doud Arcade, W/s San Carlos St., south of Ocean Av.

Mural on Exterior Facade
Painted by: Mary Miller Klepich, 1955
Restored by: Earl Bozlee, 2002

Shops and Businesses:
A.W. Shucks Seafood Bar & Cocktails
Light dinners in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. One-of-a-kind seafood and oyster bar, featuring assorted oysters, delicious ciopino, assorted chowders, crabcakes, seafood appetizers and a cozy bar.

Kris Kringle of Carmel
Beginning their 20th Year of Holiday Magic, with personalized ornaments, whimsical gifts, Steinbach Nutcrackers, Byers' Choice, Dept 56, & Santas galore! Their store is designed to appeal to both the casual traveler and the most serious collector. They carry hundreds of ornaments that they will personalize for free.

The Rockport Shop
Features men's and women's shoes designed for comfort and engineered for support. They provide old-fashioned service and specialize in determining the correct fit. Narrow, medium, wide and oversize.

Vasana Gifts & Candles

The Carmel Hat Co.
Hat specialty shop offers head gear from straw hats to knit caps to classic fedoras. With hundreds to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect fit. From the practical to the whimsical and everything between, hat lovers will find the right finishing touch for any outfit.

Wicks And Wax
From tapers to pillars, scented & unscented, in a variety of sizes. Crystal oil lamps, candlesticks and more.

SockShop Carmel
An amazing selection of stockings, socks, tights, leggings, mittens, scarves, hats, sexy tops and more! Huge selection of colors, patterns and sizes.

Upper Level:
Laurie Ellen Face & Body Salon
Now featuring the latest in skin care products like Carol Maggio, Jan Marini, SkinCeuticals, and more. Plus we offer state of the art Enzyme Treatments, Facercise, Cellulite Treatments, Facial Peels, Micro-Current Toning.

Maja Designs

Diane M. Kelly, CPA, MS

Lilli-Anne A Beauty Salon

The River Beach Group, LLC

Craft Studios:

Paolina’s Italian Restaurant
Carmel's oldest Italian restaurant. Simple & delicious bistro cuisine, including pizzas, lasagne, sandwiches, cappucinos and homemade biscotti. Pets are welcome. Take-out and delivery available.

Lu Lu’s Art & Craft Gallery

Unique Furnishings & Design

Casual Island Men’s Wear & Apparel

Robin’s Jewelry Handcrafted Sterling Silver
Robin, a Carmel Native, designs and creates one-of-a-kind pieces in sterling silver with semi-precious stones, shells and other organic materials. She incorporates many local themes in her work.

Bountiful Basket
Expansive specialty food store and tasting room, where we have gained a reputation for personalized customer service and a passion for high quality food and wine products.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the Carmel-by-the-Sea Watchdog for the fantastic photos of the nooks and crannies of Carmel. There should be more in future blogs. And hopefully put into a volume since they speak volumes for the quaintness of the Village.