Carmel-by-the-Sea is a lovely place.
This beautiful antique store is a "must see". It's called Forget Me Nots and is in a courtyard behind a yummy restaurant called Grasings.
I've been wanting to visit the well known antique store, Tancredi & Morgen for 6 years and finally did it. It's on Carmel Valley Road. They've been in business for 22 years. We talked to Roger, the owner, for quite awhile, he's a very interesting man from South Africa.
We also did a little shopping at Crossroads at the corner of Rio Road and Hwy 1. Because of another blog we ate at R.G. Burgers and it was very very good! I always try to visit Knitting by the Sea, Findings, Forget Me Nots, Pierre Deux, and Trouve. I didn't get to every place this year because we found some new finds. There's always next year. . .