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March 12, 2014 / Linda Hartong

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

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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