Finding a Healthier You at Carmel Plaza

Carmel Plaza is known for its variety of shops, several dining opportunities and wine tasting selection but what you may not know is Carmel Plaza is also home to two fitness and wellness studios, Seaside Yoga Sanctuary and Pure Barre Carmel-By-The-Sea, both located on the third level.

Learn more about the fitness and wellness studios at Carmel Plaza below.

Pure Barre Carmel-By-The-Sea


Pure Barre is a 50 minute, low-impact, high-intensity, full-body workout. Using small isometric movements, they target and work every hard-to-reach muscle to fatigue, causing them to shake and change. They then stretch and lengthen those muscles out, creating long, lean muscles and increased flexibility. Every age, level of physical fitness, every person- can participate in Pure Barre. Their unbeatable technique and empowering instructors will create your strongest self yet. Pure Barre is more than just a workout; it’s a lifestyle. At Pure Barre, women and men of all ages share a sense of community in which they are inspired and empowered by each others’ fitness and lifestyle goals. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers exercise apparel and accessories.

Classes begin in early May, schedule can be found at, along with founders membership specials of 20% off for life! Follow along on Instagram: @purebarre_carmelbythesea

Seaside Yoga Sanctuary 

Yoga keeps the body fit through healthy movement patterns and builds strength, stability, and flexibility. A well balanced practice of postures supports the suppleness of the spine, proper breathing, increased circulation, better sleep, and balance of the nervous system. Yoga also supports stress reduction and a calm and steady mind through meditation and breath awareness.

Yoga can be practiced by anyone. Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, is an instructional based studio to foster a learning environment and support the need of the individual student. Their team of skillful and experienced teachers encourage compassionate self- study and the guidance for a strong and safe practice.

Classes offered range from Gentle, Beginners, and Restorative Yoga, to Hatha, Flow & Level 2/3 classes, and include Prenatal Yoga, Mommy & Me, Kids and Teen yoga classes. They also offer private instruction for individuals and small groups, and yoga for corporate events.

Throughout the year students can deepen their practice and study of yoga through a variety of special events, workshops, and teacher trainings.

For the whole month of April Seaside Yoga Sanctuary is offering a $9 drop-in special. Click Here For Details.

Follow along on Instagram: @SeasideYogaSanctuary

Underground parking is conveniently located on the property between Ocean Ave. and 7th Ave. on Mission St.

We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon!


Spend National Drink Wine Day At Carmel Plaza

Every year, on February 18th, wine lovers across the nation celebrate the social media buzz worthy holiday referred to as #NationalDrinkWineDay which also happens to be, unofficially anyway, everyday in the village of Carmel-By-The-Sea.

Carmel Plaza is fortunate to be home to the tasting rooms of three wonderful local wineries, Blair Estates, Hahn Family Wines and Wrath Winery. Although all three are Monterey County wines and offer a pinot noir and chardonnay to write home about they possess very distinctive characteristics from one another.

From the diverse palates and aromas of the wines to the different ambiances in which to enjoy them in, each tasting room offers its guest a unique experience… both locals and visitors will enjoy.

Below is a little more about each tasting room.

Wrath Wines

Wrath produces site-driven Pinor Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from its estate vineyard and respected properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Its production is small, its distribution is limited and its wines reveal a passion and an inherent respect for what a vineyard can give us. Wrath’s viticulture and wine-making methods are designed to showcase the topography, geology and climate of a finite, naturally redefined piece of land. While all of Wrath wines posses accurate varietal characteristics, their real strength is their ability to deliver the unique aromatics, flavors and textures of a specific terrain.

Hahn Family Wines

Producer of award-winning handcrafted wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County for more than 30 years. Focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Rhone varietals to pair with amazing foods. Today, Hahn Family Wines owns one of the largest shares of planted vines in the region, equaling more than 650 SLH vineyard acres that range in elevation from 200 to 1,200 feet. The vineyards offer a diverse selection of terroir for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other grape varieties. The brands of Hahn Family Wines include Hahn SLH, Hahn, Lucienne, Smith & Hook and Boneshaker.

Hahn Family Wines is currently offering a special Valentine’s Day – Presidents’ Day tasting, Love at First Flight; CLICK HERE for details. 

Blair Estate

Blair is a small Artisan Winery situated in the Arroyo Seco AVA of Monterey County California. They operate as a tribute to their Grandmother, Delfina Robasciotti Sciaroni, who immigrated to this special place in 1923. She was 18 years old and following a dream when she left her home in Switzerland and traveled to France to board a ship and cross the Atlantic to Ellis Island, unsure of what lay ahead. She left Ellis Island and arrived in what later would become her home for 72 years. She would give us, her Grandchildren, a passion for great food and fine wine as she told us to always follow our dreams, regardless of how big they might be. 5 generations later we are following those dreams and producing great traditional Burgundian Style Pinot Noir from our own vineyards.

Visit any, or all three, of the Carmel Plaza wine tasting rooms on plaza level. We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon.


New Year… New Restaurant!

After opening quietly last month we would like to make a lot of noise and officially welcome Yeast of Eden to Carmel Plaza.

Join us this coming Thursday, January 17, 2019, for their official opening and Carmel Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. The evening will kick off around 4:30pm.

UPDATE: Due to the recent weather the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony has been changed to Wednesday, January 23rd at 4:30pm. 

For their grand opening, Yeast of Eden is partnering with the Food Bank For Monterey County by donating 100% of the proceeds from sales that evening.

If you have not already we encourage you to stop into the restaurant & brewery, located on the south side of Carmel Plaza, find your spot amongst the 120 restaurant (plus 40 outdoor patio) seats and enjoy one of their popular mixed fermentations paired with mouthwatering selections from their global, street food-inspired menu. We suggest trying the crispy battered Saigon wings tossed in a spicy fish sauce caramel as well as the kobe grind “Publican” burger with rosemary & sage frites… but, rumor has it you cannot go wrong with whatever you order.

Yeast of Eden, which started as a side project for Alvarado Street Brewery, has a small, on-site brewery to produce limited batch, terroir-driven beers. The brewery, considered “nano” in scale, will produce just 150 gallons at a time and feature malt and hops grown in California. Although recognized for their beer, Yeast of Eden offers a full bar and are slowly building out a promising cocktail program.

Starting January 17, 2019 Yeast of Eden will be open from 11:30 am to 10 pm, Sunday through Wednesday, with kitchen hours extended until 11 pm and the bar open until midnight, Thursday through Saturday.

See You at the Plaza in 2019!

As 2018 comes to an end we cannot help but look back on what a year it has been. For starters, we unveiled our revitalized and refreshed courtyard and could not be happier with the fresh new look. And if that was not exciting enough we welcomed a fantastic group of new merchants including the following:

Be sure to stay tuned because there are even more opening in 2019!

Thank you, to everyone who visited us in 2018. Whether it was for shopping, dining or maybe it was the Summer Live Music Series; whatever it was that brought you to Carmel Plaza in 2018 we thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Cheers and we will see you at the Plaza in 2019!

12 Holiday Gift Ideas From Carmel Plaza

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun which means your shopping days are limited. To make things easier on you head to Carmel Plaza to check everyone off your list in one visit. We have gifts for Her, Him, Them, Kids, Pets you name it.

Below are 12 holiday gift ideas your family and friends would love to find under the Christmas Tree this year.

1) Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum from Cos Bar

2) This “Twisted Cashmere Quarter Zip” Sweater by Peter Millar available at Madrigal

3) A one-of-a-kind ornament from Beachwood Home

4) A fashionable new jacket or tie from Khakis of Carmel

5) A stylish pair of shoes from Cole Haan

6) Don’t forget the furry family members and be sure to visit The Dog House

7) A beautiful purse from Bottega Veneta

8) Something sparkly from Impressions Fine & Fashion Jewelry

9) A chic leather jacket for Him or Her from Parts Unknown

10) The Addison Ross Candle in the scent Isabella from Yves Delorme, Paris

11) Don’t know what they want? Gift them with a Carmel Plaza Gift Card that they can use at any of our stores, restaurants or tasting rooms. Our gift cards are available for purchase inside of Khakis Men Clothing.



We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon.

Happy Holidays!

December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

3 Things to Consider when Prepping for Upcoming Holiday Parties

Cheers! It is officially Holiday Party Season. Whether you are hosting friends to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, having the family over for Christmas or attending a party at someone else’s home, a visit to Carmel Plaza is a must to help you prepare.

Below are three key things to consider when you are hosting or attending a holiday party this month.

 1. Festive Home Décor 

These ornaments are available at Beachwood Home; located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza

These glass trees are available at Beachwood Home; located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza

Everything from the tablescape to the scents people will observe when they walk through your door falls into this category; and let’s not forget the centerpiece of everyone’s home this time of year… the Tree! A visit to Sur La Table, Beachwood Home and Anthropologie will help you achieve a picture-perfect, festive and unforgettable ambiance for your family and guests.

These NEST candles are available at Beachwood Home; located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza

These dish sets are available at Sur La Table; located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza

This holiday fragrance is available at Sur La Table; located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza

This table setting is available at Sur La Table; located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza

2. Tasty Food & Wine

Visit The Cheese Shop in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza

Visit three local tasting rooms in Carmel Plaza’s courtyard: Blair Wines, Hahn Family Wines and Wrath Wines

Skip the grocery store lines this year and head straight to a few of our favorite specialty shops and wine tasting rooms. Their friendly staff will help you put together the most delectable charcuterie boards and wine parings for your holiday gathering. Visit The Cheese Shop, Carmel Honey Company, Blair Estate Wines, Hahn Family Wines and Wrath Winery all located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza. The best part, you can even do a little tasting while you shop!

Visit Carmel Honey Company in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza for local honey

Honey Tasting at Carmel Honey Company

You can even taste the wine before you buy

3. Hostess Gifts and Party Favors

These cocktail napkins are available at Sur La Table; located in the courtyard of Carmel Plaza

Not hosting this year but still attending? Bring your host a bottle of local wine, from one of our tasting rooms, in one of the adorable bags, pictured below, from Beachwood Home. Another fun idea for your host, or even for your guest as a party favor, is a special ornament or candle. Several of the Carmel Plaza shops have great gift ideas including Beachwood Home, Sur La Table and Anthropologie.

These ornaments are available at Beachwood Home; located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza

These wine bags are available at Beachwood Home; located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza

We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon.

Happy Holidays!

5 Fall Fashion Must-Haves You’ll Find at Carmel Plaza

Some would say this is the best time of year for fashion. Whether it’s boots and sweater weather you adore or the beautiful jackets you layer this time of year. There really is something to love about fashion in the fall and winter seasons.

To make sure you are ready for the cooler temperatures visit Carmel Plaza in Carmel-By-The-Sea for all the latest in fashion and accessory trends.

Both nationally known stores and local boutiques make up Carmel Plaza’s fashion, shoes and accessories selection of over 10 stores such as: Madrigal, Mark Fenwick, Khakis Men Clothier and Vineyard Vines.

Below are 5 Fall Fashion Must-Haves you can find at Carmel Plaza:

1. Leather

Image By Scully Leather, available at Parts Unknown. Located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza.

A leather jacket is a timeless wardrobe staple. Wear it during the day or into the evening; dress it up or down; this piece is versatile, chic and definitely a must-have.

2. Weather-Ready Boots

Image by Cole Haan. Located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza.

It’s inevitable that there will be rainy days in our future and maybe even snowy. Tackle the unavoidable weather in style and comfort with a pair (or two) of stylish weather-ready boots.

3. Fall Florals

Image by @JessannKirby. Wearing Anthropologie. Located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza.

That’s right… don’t be so quick to push the floral prints to the side. This fun loving print is stylish year round.

4. Shearling

Image by Kate Spade NY. Located right off of Ocean Ave. in Carmel Plaza.

Whether shearling is worked into your accessories or the main piece of your look it’s just too cozy to resist this time of year.

5. Cashmere

Image by Roller Rabbit. Located on 2nd Level of Carmel Plaza.

Need we say more? Okay, we will… cashmere makes comfort and fashionable in one piece a reality and this time of year what more are you looking for?

There you have it, 5 fashion must-haves for the upcoming cooler months. We hope to see you at Carmel Plaza soon.