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March 12, 2014 / Linda Hartong

THE JORDAN CENTER – ANOTHER OF CARMEL’S HIDDEN COURTYARDS.

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The Jordan Center is located on the corner of 6th ave and Mission near Devendorf Park.

It is currently home to Grasings Restaurant, Cayen Jewelry and Forget Me Nots.

I stand across the street and catch a photo of one of the entrances. Then pan down to Grasing’s Restaurant.

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Grasing’s Coastal Cuisine Restaurant

At Grasing’s, chefs Kurt Grasing 

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and Narsai David offer creative coastal cuisine paired with Central Coast wines. The Carmel restaurant won a 2003 Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.

This is always a busy place but I am here mid afternoon and it is quiet enough to take photos without interrupting diners. 

The bar is very welcoming and has a huge “Happy Hour” crowd but at this hour is empty. 

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The staff are decorating for Christmas.

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I like the way the dining spaces are divided. Three spaces but on different levels to create a feeling of intimacy .

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These photos from their website show how beautifully the food is presented.

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Bill and I celebrated New Year’s Eve here and it was delightful.

There is also an area for outside dining.

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Next up is Forget Me Nots and Forget Me Nots Too.

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I have blogged about this delightful shop before.

 https://talesfromcarmel.com/2011/11/17/forget-me-nots-a-unique-shop-in-carmel-by-the-sea/

Owner Shirley Jensen  provides design services, incorporating antique and new linens, rugs, paintings, furniture and other items from her ample collection. I tour once again snapping a few shots. Tres elegant. 

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On down the lane is the Cayen Collection   

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Designer jewelry salon. Showcasing the works of over 20 artists and one of the best gemstone collections in California.

Products Showcased: Diamonds, Gemstones, Designer Jewelry, Custom Jewelry Design & Re-Design. 

I peer in the window

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and then through the dutch door.

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They are just opening.

I visit their website where I see exquisite jewelry.

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This courtyard is just one block north of Ocean Ave. and well worth exploration

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  1. Jocelyne / Mar 12 2014 9:03 pm

    I would love to see Forget Me Nots shop. I love antique linens and the photo of the bed is what I would love to have. These courtyards are so great, there are so many wonderful shops 🙂

  2. Margaret / Mar 15 2014 11:44 pm

    We just had dinner at Grasing’s and it’s fabulous! We are always on the look-out for a place where 3 couples can meet for cocktails and then have dinner. This (along with Anton & Michel’s) fits the bill quite nicely. Glad you took such great photos and will have to go and re-explore the courtyard. So enjoy your blog – it always makes me smile and reminds me of the places we locals forget about and need to visit more often.

  3. Vicky / May 20 2015 9:50 am

    Cayen`s jewelry shop is gorgeous :

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