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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More than 900 community members gathered to sample some of the South Bay’s best fare at the 25th annual Gourmet Food and Wine Festival at Honda Motors. Proceeds went toward construction of Torrance Memorial’s new Main Tower and Pediatric Services.

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Joyful Heart Benefit

South Bay favorite Michael Stars teamed up with The Buzz Girls, a network of stylish, professional women in entertainment and lifestyle industries, to host the launch event for the limited-edition Joyful Heart tee benefiting Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation at their boutique on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. During the three hour event, more than 60 women gathered to support Mariska’s efforts in providing healing to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. Photos courtesy of

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