We loved scooting around town to find these summer FINDS for you. Enjoy, StyleBlueprint Atlanta readers!
The Booty Buddy
At the end of each summer, our bathing suit bottoms always seem to have the pilling and rips from spending many hours sitting on the edge of the pool. With The Original Booty Buddy on hand, there will be no more problems! The neoprene mat protects your bum, is waterproof, washable and easily rolls up to fit in your bag. It is also the perfect thing to take along to the beach! $18 at Wender and Roberts. wenderandrobertspharmacy.com
Jim Thompson No. 9 Apron
Not your average kitchen apron, these aprons were created from Jim Thompson fabrics and are beautifully patterned and colorful. They would make a fabulous hostess gift or present to yourself so you will always stay stylish while entertaining! $125 at Travadavi. travadavi.bridgecatalog.com
M-61 Power Glow Peel from Blue Mercury
Blue Mercury recently opened their first store in Atlanta in the Whole Foods Buckhead shopping center, and we have had fun testing their products. One thing that everyone is raving about is the M-61 Glow Peel. Swipe a towelette over your face for a quick glycolic and salicyclic acid exfoliating peel. Great for when you feel like your skin is dry and dull, or when you have had some breakouts. $28 for 10 treatments. www.bluemercury.com
Sugar Lip Treatment in Tulip
We are huge devotees of Sugar Lip Treatment from Fresh. It provides the perfect amount of coverage and nourishment with no stickiness, and it has SPF15. Every year we do a little dance when they release a new color. This summer’s shade is Tulip — a fun, sheer hot pink. $22.50. Available at Woo. wooskincareandcosmetics.com.
Ghana Must Go
A debut novel that weaves together a story stretched over a lifetime with powerful themes of family, race and forgiveness. Ghana Must Go is beautifully told with settings and characters that will capture your heart. $16 at A Cappella Books. www.acappellabooks.com
We Were Liars
We could not put this book down! We Were Liars is a haunting story about a privileged family who resides on a private island every summer. The friendship formed between the cousins of the family and one outsider is ultimately called into question during one destructive summer night. $17.99 at A Cappella Books. www.acappellabooks.com.
We love these supper cute PJs from Huff Harrington Home. The lightweight material and shorts make them ideal for summertime snoozes. If this pattern doesn’t strike your fancy, there are a couple others to choose from. Sweet dreams! $117 at Huff Harrington Home. huffharrington.com
Cinda b Uptown Wristlet
A great gift for your favorite girl who is headed off to college, or anyone who needs to be hands-free! Cinda b’s wristlet makes it easy to carry your phone, money, credit cards and your lipgloss, and still stay stylish. We are fans of the wristlet in her new Neptune pattern. cindab.com
Perfect Summer Striped Bag
The perfect bag to throw over your shoulder and head to the farmers market, beach, pool or shopping around town. Large and roomy, but not too big, with a pocket on the outside that’s perfect for your keys and cellphone. We fell for the navy and cream stripe. Tan and cream stripe is also available. $65 at Star Provisions. www.starprovisions.com
King of Pops Club
We don’t know about you, but we are addicted to King of Pops. If you join their King’s Club, we guarantee your freezer will never be out of fresh pops. Every month, King of Pops will send 12 pops (or you can pick them up at their walk-up window) with four to six different flavors in each pack. It is the perfect way to feed your addiction! $85. atlanta.kingofpops.net
Wine at Lucy’s
The ladies at Lucy’s Market have made their market a one-stop shop. You can pick everything up from fruits and vegetables, to casseroles, cakes and flowers. And now there’s wine! They have a great selection to choose from and even some wines already chilling in the cooler, ready to go. When we stopped by last week, they had an expert on hand, ready to help us pick the perfect bottle. Thanks, Lucy’s! Cheers! www.facebook.com/lucysmarket
Custom Monogrammed Tray
This custom monogrammed tray from Boxwoods caught our eye. Available in four sizes, the tray has a gold frame and a glass insert. We think it would look pretty on your coffee table. It also would make a fabulous wedding gift. Prices range from $80 to $210 at Boxwoods. boxwoodsonline.com
Teak Trays from Noah J & Co.
We are always on the lookout for trays to corral our keys, jewelry and other odds and ends. These teak trays from the new Buckhead shop Noah J & Co. are just the thing for keeping us organized. They would look equally handsome in a man’s closet or study. The spreaders on top would be a great hostess gift for a mountain getaway. Noah J & Co. has a great collection of accessories, pillows and customizable upholstery. Spreaders are $54. Small teak tray is $30. Large teak tray is $55. www.facebook.com/NoahJandCo
Such a fabulous bracelet for summer! The horn cuff has a twist and looks fabulous with a tan, whether it’s a natural one, or one from the bottle. It is a bit large, so if you have a slender wrist you will want to push it up your arm, just like Emily (our model for this photo) did. $200 at W. Port. www.shopwport.com
Often, when faced with a large wine list, we order because we like the name or because the price is right. No more with this new app. Take a picture of the wine list, and the WineGlass app will scan the image and automatically give you an interactive wine menu, making your choice very easy! itunes.apple.com
We hope you have a happy July!