6 Great Gift Ideas for Dad!

This weekend is all about Dad and one stop to Carmel Plaza is all you need to help make it special. Below are 6 gift ideas that will make Dad smile!

1. BBQ Necessities

Image by Sur La Table. Located on courtyard level of Carmel Plaza.

Now that it’s summer vacation Dad will be on grilling duty quite a bit; might as well make it fun and simple for him with all the best gadgets on the market. Head to Sur La Table for all your summer barbecuing needs and wants… or should we say Dad’s needs and wants?

2. A Fashionable Tie

Image by Khakis Men Clothier. Located off of Ocean Ave. in Carmel Plaza.

A tie is a classic gift for Dad. Visit Khakis Men Clothier for a vast variety of styles and colors fit for all occasions and all types of dads. Why stop at a tie? While you are there have Jim style a whole look to add to Dad’s wardrobe.

3. Carmel Plaza Gift Card

For purchase at Khakis Men Clothier off of Ocean Ave. in Carmel Plaza.

Let Dad chose his own gift this year by gifting him a Carmel Plaza Gift Card that can be used at any of our shops, restaurants and tasting rooms.

4. A Stylish Sports Coat

Image by Peter Millar Collection available at Madrigal. Located on courtyard level of Carmel Plaza.

For the Dad who goes from the office into the weekend, always in style, you cannot go wrong when shopping at Madrigal.

5. An Attractive Leather Jacket

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

Is your dad super cool? We thought so. Visit Parts Unknown for a timeless leather jacket Dad won’t want to take off.

6. A Sophisticated Briefcase… and maybe even a pair of shoes!

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

Cole Haan has the perfect gift for the dad who travels for work. Or, maybe for the dad who makes everyone a little envious of his remarkable office style.

Well, what are you waiting for? Head to Carmel Plaza today!

5 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. We’re talking less than 5 days to get Mom a gift. For all of us last minute shoppers, keep it simple yet still super special for Mom, visit Carmel Plaza for all your Mother’s Day gift needs.

Below are 5 gift ideas that you can get during one visit to Carmel Plaza:

1. Skincare on the Go!

Image by L’Occitane en Provence. Located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza. 

The mini sized hand creams, shampoos, shower gels and body lotions from L’Occitane en Provence are perfect for the Mom who loves to travel.

2. The Perfect Scent!

Available at Cos Bar. Located on the 2nd level of Carmel Plaza.

If Jo Malone London is not on Mom’s list of favorites already rftit will be after you gift her one of their beautiful bottles. Have some fun and mix a couple of the new spring scents.

3. Something Tasty!

Available at Carmel Honey Company. Located on courtyard level of Carmel Plaza.

This natural and sweet gift idea is perfect for all the tea-drinking Moms out there. Plus, it is local… and delicious.

4. Something That Sparkles!

Swarovski Crystal Jewelry is available at Impressions Fine & Fashion Jewelry. Located on courtyard level of Carmel Plaza.

Mom is sure to feel special when she opens up something sparkly from Impressions Fine & Fashion Jewelry. They have a wide selection of beautiful jewelry in all styles.

5. Carmel Plaza Gift Card

For purchase at Khakis Men Clothier in Carmel Plaza. Located on Ocean Ave. 

Don’t know what Mom wants this year? No problem. The Carmel Plaza gift card can be used at any of our shops, restaurants and tasting rooms. You cannot go wrong with letting Mom pick out her own gift.

We could go on with thebut since there are only 5 days left to shop there is no time to keep reading… head to Carmel Plaza now to pick something out for Mom.

5 Must-Have Fashion Trends for Spring & Summer 2018

As the weather warms up invitations to spring and summer celebrations begin to arrive in the mail; graduations, showers, weddings and simple get together occasions just because it is warmer outside and the sun’s shining longer.

To make sure you are ready to standout out at these upcoming spring and summer festivities and weekend getaways 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: Bottega Veneta, Khaki’s Men’s Clothier, Kate Spade and Vineyard Vines.

Below are our 5 favorite trends for the season:

1. Fun Accessories… Especially Scarves!

Image by Kate Spade

Accessories are becoming the star of the show. This season your shoes, purse and scarf are not just completing the outfit they are making the outfit and scarves are especially making a statement this season. Put one in your hair, knotted on your purse handle, tied around your neck… the options almost seem endless.

2. Bold Colors

Image from the Etro Lookbook for Spring. Etro is Available at Madrigal

Spring is the time of year everyone starts to add pops of color back into their wardrobes. This year, don’t just stick to pastels. Go bold and have some fun with mixing bolder, brighter colors and even patterns all into one look.

3. Midi Dresses

Image by Anthropologie

We are seeing more and more women opt for the versatile length of a midi dress and we don’t blame them. This style of dress is appropriate for almost all occasion and in all settings.

4. Block Heels

Image by Cole Haan

Luckily this style is sticking around… Not only is the block heel super stylish but also more comfortable than some shoe trends of the past. We suggest investing in this look because we have a feeling it may be sticking around awhile. Or at least our feet hope so.

5. Basket Bags

Image by Anthropologie

Does anything say spring and summer quite like a picnic on a warm, sunny day? Just carrying a basket bag will give you that delighted feeling… even if you are just heading into the office. The woven purse look is popping up everywhere from daily errands to weddings.

There you have it, 5 ways to stand out this spring and summer. Plus, we even created a whole look for you. Pair your bold colored (maybe even mixed patterned) midi dress with a comfortable and stylish block heel, basket bag and scarf in your hair and you’re all set. We bet people will be asking where you got your look and when they do be sure to send them to Carmel Plaza.

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