The gift of a little pale blue box usually promises something special - especially if it comes from this store. Before the iconic Apple Stores, there were the Tiffany Stores that also boasted an simple elegant facade. Apple stores draw from a minimalist modern tradition and the Tiffany stores draw from the art deco era. Long a symbol of elegant living, it encourages the thought that Audrey Hepburn may be stepping out at any moment.
This locked entrance grille clearly shows that the store is closed and it is protecting valuable stuff. Tiffany's had a small branch store on Grant Avenue in San Francisco for many years before establishing a grander presence with a new granite clad building on Union Square. Now there are Tiffany stores in many "high-end" shopping areas. This one is in Carmel.