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Right Tribe Launches Three-Day Holiday Treasure Hunt

Dec 26, 2023 08:47AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Images of some of the treasures hidden by Right Tribe of Manhattan Beach during a past scavenger hunt.

Right Tribe, Manhattan Beach's independent shop featuring handcrafted leather and crystals, is hosting a three-day scavenger hunt for "treasure" that will be hidden across the South Bay. 

The shop's fourth annual Holiday Treasure Hunt will be held on December 26, 27, and 28, starting at 10:00 a.m. on December 26. A variety of crystals and other small treasures will be hidden in El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, and Palos Verdes.

For each item hidden, Right Tribe will a video on their Right Tribe Instagram feed. Each video shows the item being tucked away...and then the camera pans up to offer a brief glimpse of the surroundings, usually a recognizable landmark.

When someone finds an item, they send a photo or video to Right Tribe and the object gets marked as "found."

A Childhood Tradition Comes Back To Life

The scavenger hunt is a favorite project of Lauren Kolodny and Johnny Flanagan, owners of Right Tribe. 

"Johnny loves hiding treasures so much," Kolodny told MB News. "He grew up doing treasure hunts on Christmas and wanted to start a fun new tradition for our customers and followers on Instagram."

Some treasures from past scavenger hunts have included a gem necklace, a polychrome jasper heart, a petrified shark tooth, a black moonstone palm stone, a rainbow fluorite slab, a rose quartz mushroom, a vintage toy hippo, a rose quartz tiger, and a phallic rose quartz key chain (shown at bottom right in the cover photo grid, for those who are curious).

"It is a lot of work but it is the most rewarding when we get videos of the find, or comments from people letting us know how much fun they had, even if they did not find a treasure," Kolodny told MB News. "One mom told us that she loved the bonding time she had with her son. She said, 'We didn't find anything but we had a blast! Thank you for creating those moments.'"

The Right Tribe shop features a one-of-a-kind collection of curated gifts and collectibles, geodes and crystals, and handmade leather goods. While the gallery is tucked away in a small space on Center Place (behind Splendid), visitors are often lured in by a wildly decorated bike that sits across the street at the parking garage.

Right Tribe is also known for creating unique and entertaining experiences in its shop. Since moving to Manhattan Beach in 2016, they have earned fans for their geode-cracking parties and (pre-pandemic) "free pie" days on Sundays with freshly baked pies.

Right Tribe is located at 328 Center Place in Manhattan Beach. For scavenger hunt updates, follow the shop on Instagram at @RightTribe

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