Zina of Beverly Hills

  Just the sight of the burgundy gift box and white ribbon sets my heart a flutter! I love receiving as well as giving a gift from Zina’s of Beverly Hills. Whenever I have the challenging task of buying a gift for the person who has everything, I always manage to find something they DON’T have, at Zina’s.

 Tucked away on the south side of Beverly Drive, far from the hustle and bustle of “classic” Beverly Hills, is a treasure trove of the most fabulous jewelry, art, housewares and Judaica this side of the Mississippi! If you are looking for the perfect Chanukah or Christmas gift, look no further than Zina’s.

  If you happen to be on South Beverly Drive, you will notice a giant photo of Zina and her friends along the storefront wall. It is so gigantic, that it is impossible to miss. And on that wall is yours truly. I cannot begin to tell you how many calls, texts and emails I have received from close friends to acquaintances, to friends’ children, who have spotted me on said “wall.” All I can say is “yes, that is me, and I hope you are not texting or emailing me as you are driving past it!” I am very honored to be counted as one of Zina’s friends. As I have always reiterated in my posts, I write about things and people who inspire me.  Zina Sherman is one of those people. She is a jewelry designer, an artist, a photographer and a curator of fine art and giftware. Her tastes are modern, and eclectic but practical.

  I met Zina several years ago; having received many gifts from her store, I decided to check it out for myself. Upon meeting her, I was immediately taken with her warm and gracious demeanor, her impeccable taste and unique sense of style. The store is always filled to the brim with fabulous necklaces, earrings and bracelets, some of which are her designs, (I own several of them), as well as those by other artists. From bottle stoppers, to ring holders, cheese plates to candlesticks, there is something for everyone on your list.

  And now through November 30, Zina’s is having a 20% off sale. This is when I choose to get my gift shopping done, and I highly recommend you do yours as well!

  One of the qualities that I most admire about Zina, is her sense of philanthropy. She has an innate understanding of and desire to give back, and her generosity has been felt by many organizations throughout the community.

 On Wednesday, December 3, Zina will be hosting a shopping event,  in which 20% of the proceeds will go to the JNF (Jewish National Fund).

 I asked Zina to choose some of her most favorite pieces for giving this holiday season, and I chose mine as well. Below are some of our choice highlights!

Neoprene Basket from Italy  $150

Neoprene Basket from Italy  $150

Vase $275

Vase $275

Carol Boyce bottle stopper from So. Africa $30

Carol Boyce bottle stopper from So. Africa $30

Metalart, Tel Aviv $545

Metalart, Tel Aviv $545

Finnish Cake Server $45

Finnish Cake Server $45

Nambe tray $150, Salad Servers $125, Vase $50 , Pitcher $125.

Nambe tray $150, Salad Servers $125, Vase $50 , Pitcher $125.