Host with the Most

Southbay magazine welcomes tastemaker Valerie Sartini of Treasures Interior Design as a new lifestyle contributor. “I’ve lived and worked in the South Bay for many years,” says Valerie. “Each month my goal is to provide you with design tips—treasures, if you will—both large and small, from some of the wonderful resources here at home.” This […]

Southbay magazine welcomes tastemaker Valerie Sartini of Treasures Interior Design as a new lifestyle contributor. “I’ve lived and worked in the South Bay for many years,” says Valerie. “Each month my goal is to provide you with design tips—treasures, if you will—both large and small, from some of the wonderful resources here at home.” This month, she’s on the hunt for the perfect hostess gift−those special objects that delight and charm those who welcome us into their homes.

1. The naturally flavored, locally grown extra virgin olive oils from Oliovera are a gourmet food lover’s delight. The staff hand-fills and seals your bottle and can customize a message on the outside for you. The 18-year-old aged balsamic has the consistency and sweetness of syrup and transports you to Tuscany. $5.50 to $30. 200 Pier Ave. #206 in Hermosa, 424-250-0540

 


 

2. Gum Tree is a wonderful source for hostess gifts and more. Encourage your host to enjoy the last bit of summer with these chic and impeccably designed picnic or outdoor pieces—perfect for a concert on the beach. Fruitwood cheese board, $39;  knives, 2/$18; folding picnic knife, $26; plastic wine glasses, $4 each. 238 Pier Ave. in Hermosa, 310-376-8733

 


 

3. Christie in Manhattan Beach isn’t only the best place in town to buy stationary; they also carry a darling assortment of gifts. Charm your hostess with these fun and colorful cocktail napkin caddies fabricated from recycled aluminum. $44 a set.  1219 Highland Ave. in Manhattan Beach, 310-545-1707

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