Bright Ideas

Fresh finds for your late summer dinner party.

BIA 11” Saturn dinner plate, $9.99, salad plate, $6.99, blue tumbler glass, $3.99, square napkin ring, $5.99, Le Creuset butter dish, $29.99, and teaspoon, $4.99, and Bella Cucina Sweet Onion Pesto, $10.99; all at The Catalina Cooking Store in Redondo Beach, 310-378-4830,

Turquoise pedestal bowl, $124, yellow Victorian servers, $32, and Jonathan Adler bird salt & pepper set, $60; all at Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach. 310-376-8744,

Aqua Water conch candle, $16, and Tartine Bread book, $40; both at Maison Luxe in Hermosa Beach. 310-372-5552,

Threshold napkins (assorted set of 4), $9.99; Target in Manhattan Beach.

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