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Happy Anniversary to US!

This month Star Treatment is celebrating it's 20th. year anniversary and I'm celebrating how far we've come. 1996 was a long time ago but I remember, like it was yesterday, when Diane, Marnie and I were trying to come up with a name for our business. We were throwing out ideas when Marnie said, "this is Hollywood but EVERYONE deserves the Star Treatment " as soon as she said it, we...

Donations Make Me happy

Being the owner of a gift basket company AND being a Mom I am OFTEN asked if I can do donation baskets. I've organized and done so many fundraisers for my children's pre-schools and Elementary Schools. To toot my own horn it does make a huge difference when you have a "professional" do them. I think having the offering wrapped and presented beautifully does make a big difference and gets...

Mother's Day Video

I usually don't open videos on Facebook, but when a close friend sends me one via text, I'm more inclined to open it. My friend Janet sent me one the other day and I still keep thinking about it. I enjoyed it so much. My girls are getting older and where you'd think they are becoming self sufficient I find they are need ing me even more. That makes me...

An Easy Recipe

Made in Napa Valley tapenades are robust in flavor. The Mediterranean is a combination of Kalamata olives, capers and roasted red bell peppers that are infused with a Merlot wine to round out the taste. Enjoy it as a tapenade on crackers, bread or a perfect topping for pizza crust. Or get creative and try this easy recipe. Sourdough Bruschetta with Mediterranean Tapenade A loaf of sourdough with a jar...

Cookies to Go Wagon

  Sixteen year old Antonio Pasin dreamed of a new beginning in America. His family sold their mule to help pay for his voyage from Italy to the states, and before long, Pasin made his way to Chicago where he looked for work as a cabinet-maker. He had little success finding work, and became a water boy for the sewer digging crew. In 1917 after several jobs he saved enough...

Candy Buttons

The list of retro candy we carry is pretty amazing. Our dentists think we are really cool. We have packages of Fun Flavored Large Gumballs with grape, blueberry, watermelon, apple, cherry, strawberry, orange and lemon. Old fashioned River Rock Candy. Rocks never tasted this good!! Candy Buttons from Necco to tickle your pallet, long tubes of chocolate covered sunflower seeds from Sunny Seeds. Mini Unicorn Pops, Whirly Pops and...a half...

Lincoln Fine Wines

You can place a Star Treatment basket order at Lincoln Fine Wines 727 Lincoln Blvd, Venice. Look for our banner and stop in to see a couple of our wine and gourmet food baskets. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Old Time Deliciousness

Valomilks were first created in 1931 when a candy maker mistakenly added too much vanilla extract to a batch of marshmallows. The end result was a semi-liquid mixture trapped inside milk-chocolate cups.. Inside the retro packaging you'll find vanilla, marshmallow and milk chocolate. Necco Wafers are a candy wafer that goes back to 1847 and are considered by Necco to be its core product. During World War II the U.S....

Great for Thanksgiving

 A basket of Pumpkin spice cookies, muffins, chocolates and wine to give to the host of the Thanksgiving party you're attending. If you can't make the party send the basket in your absence. It can be small medium or large - whatever suits your pleasure.

GIFT BASKETS???

Gift Baskets can be a fun choice. The run-of-the-mill Costco basket?  Not so much!  Where's the "thought?Put a dozen baskets in your cart and hand them out to everyone. Good stuff for the moist part (Costco rocks) but the recipient knows where it came from will not feel special.  No effort has been put into the gift giving process.  Don't we want to make our friends, family, business associates, hair...

IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS

Not that much! Sometimes there's not that much thought. A hastily purchased gift just to get the task done is not rewarding for the giver or the recipient.

SHE LOVED GARDENIA CANDLES

We had a client that gave candles to her family and friends whenever she needed to send a gift. She personally  loved  the fragrance of Gardenia and never considered giving anything else . She was very giving, but it never occurred to her that not everybody loves Gardenia candles. When you give a gift  you need to keep in mind it's not about you - it's about them. 

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PUTTING TOGETHER A HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST

Yes, first make the list. Then engage in smart shopping Come up with a budget or at least a general idea of what you are going to spend in total. It can be a really large amount, moderate or whatever you decide. Make the decision before you begin the process. We do business with a large entertainment  company that works backwards.They chose the gift they want, see how much it...

DO YOU GO TO THE MARKET HUNGRY WITHOUT A SHOPPING LIST?

No. Too many impulsive decisions. Don't do your holiday shopping without a list and a final dollar amount. Those damn credit card bills can sure take the joy out of the holidays.

Custom???

 Yes, custom. In that wonderful gourmet basket we can include something personal.  Aunt Sally loves birds, Heather is crazy about horses, George loves Snicker Bars, grandma loves Port, Terry gets iTunes. So simple, yet so special. Susan is on a diet, good stuff easy on the calories, Harry had a heat attack and will enjoy a Healthy Heart basket, Judith is eating gluten free and we don't want her to break...

Lady Gaga Sends Bears!

We love making out of the ordinary gift basket creations and this one has to be our all time favorite, or at least one of them! We sent this one out for Lady Gaga! The lucky recipient received 100 bears in an enormous gift basket. Yes, 100 bears!   Our fabulous Sue labored for hours putting it together, she never complained once, because she was having so much fun!  Wouldn't you? The basket was...

Pur Luxury

We just ordered our collection of Pur cashmere scarves for the season. Before they arrived we had to call our rep., and send our courier downtown to the L.A. Mart to pick one up. Last Thursday one of the talent agencies called to order a cashmere scarf for their client that was starting a film in Alaska on Monday. We sent off a yummy –sand- colored scarf packaged in a...

Transplant a Success

A new client called on Tuesday to order a thank you basket; he was referred by the concierge desk at the Beverly Hills Peninsula Hotel. He had just had 1900 hairs transplanted from the back of his head to the front and he wanted to thank the doctor’s office for doing such a great job. Can you imagine? The procedure took over eight hours? The patient was awake the entire...

A Basket Full of Books

It’s a secret… Star Treatment includes books (we have favorites) in many of our baby baskets. You can even order a basket just with books. As children grow and toys come and go – books always manage to survive and get tucked away in boxes for future generations. It’s never too early to start reading stories to babies and toddlers. It is the perfect time-out activity when settling down to...

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes. How fun it this? A guitar strumming, song-singing, banjo picking story teller will delight your first or second grader with tales of Pete the Cat walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes through strawberries, blueberries and other messes. Give your little darlings a wonderful book. Star Treatment has a delightful selection of children’s books. We really like this...

Back to School 9-13-10

Gifts for students young and old. Parents…now that everybody is back in school… Pre-school – kindergarten – middle-school – high-school – college….your job as parent is just beginning. That first day… and the weeks that follow can be scary, challenging, humdrum or joyous…it all depends. Just because there are new pencils, clothes and backpacks do not guarantee that the first day or the first few weeks will be without trauma....

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