Imagine yourself sitting near a craftsman bungalow, with a cup of tea and the ocean breeze. Nice, right?
Welcome to Gum Tree in Hermosa Beach, California.
Gum Tree is a home & gift shop plus café owned by a husband-and-wife team. He’s from Australia, she’s from Manhattan Beach, and they used to own a bar in New York. Read more about them here.
They have things from all over the world. “We believe that every single piece in the shop should have a purpose, be beautiful, or funny, or interesting, or all of the above!”
Oh, and they’re located right by this:
It’s not too far from where I grew up, and I used to spend a lot of summer days sun bathing on this beach. Now that I have to watch out for wrinkles and sun spots, visiting Gum Tree on my next Hermosa visit is at the top of my list.
But if you’re nowhere near this beach, don’t despair! (Okay, maybe despair a little bit). You can still order from their on-line shop. Here are a few of my favorite things:
And here are some of our books you’d find there: