recommended shopping links




Brentwood General Store –
225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Wonderful gifts from cutlery to cheese boards.

Luxxe Caffe –
3 locations in Los Angeles
The best coffee in Los Angeles. I love their chai tea too.

Maison Midi –
150 South La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036
If you cannot go to France, you can probably find it here. Wonderful housewares, furniture, and things for your table.


Surfas/Culinary District –
8777 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Called the chef’s paradise and it is. A full range of restaurant supplies, baking supplies and gourmet cooking and baking items.


The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills –
419 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
 The best selection and knowledge of cheese and Norbert has the treats to go with it: jams, oils, vinegars, salts, truffles, wine, and honey. Gift baskets. Extensive online services.

The Wine House –
2311 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Good selection of domestic and imported wines, prosecco, Champagne, sparkling wines, and other spirits with knowledgable employees who can assist you in your selection. 

Tweak –
8384 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Wonderful gifts. Find everything from books and honey to things for your table and waterproof paper. Really unique gifts for all ages.




Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods –
Bob’s Red Mill produces everything from almond meal to kamut.  

D’Artagnan –
For everything duck.

i gourmet –
Oils, vinegars, chocolate, cheeses, baking supplies. You can find so many great things on here.

King Arthur Flour –
This is my favorite source for flour(s) in the U.S.  Unbleached wheat flour, all-purpose, almond, pastry, bread flour…you get the idea. Try their harvest grain mixture too.

La Tienda –
The source for Spanish meats and cheeses.

La Tourangelle Gourmet –
Great source for truffle, nut, and seed oils.

Nutsonline  – 
Chestnuts, walnuts, all types of nuts.

Oliver & Co.  –
Began in the south of France, Oliver & Co. has amazing olive oils, tomato powder, piment d’espelette, ketchup (tangy and wonderful). 

 Rancho Gordo –
Grains, rice, spices, but most of all delicious beans!  Selection, includes heirloom beans which come in a variety of colors and sizes (my favorites include Rio Zape, Borlotti, Christmas Lima, Flageolet, Lila, Midnight, Jacob’s Cattle and Black Valentine) .

sur la table –
Great selection of espresso machines, knives, pans, and kitcehn equipment (immersion blenders, ice cream maker, panini press, 

Valrhona Chocolate –
My favorite chocolate to bake with.













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