The kids may be heading back to school, but summer isn’t over yet! Take a look at all the amazing finds we’ve turned up around town!
This romper/scarf ensemble is a great summer-to-fall segue, allowing you to remain cool but still look season-appropriate. The scarf also adds sophistication, a great way to make this look more age-appropriate for the over-30 crowd! Available at Marella.
Take pride in our city and support local with a super-comfortable T-shirt! Available at Alabama Goods.
Imported from Italy, this is the ultimate fall handbag — roomy enough to carry the load, but elegant enough to provide a structured, polished appearance. Available exclusively at Gus Mayer.
These rose quartz earrings by Dina Mackney are perfectly stunning! Available at John William Jeweler.
A fun and attractive alternative to glassware, this acrylic barware graciously transitions from summer poolside to fall football tailgate. Add some pizzazz to your backyard soiree, cookout or tailgate with these beautiful and durable goblets, tumblers and pitchers. Available in a variety of colors and sizes at Table Matters.
This lamp has an ornate metal base that comes in either silver or gold. Would look great on a nightstand or as a pair on a console! Available at Argent Antiques.
This is the perfect bowl for serving salad to a group or for showcasing a group of smaller home decor items. Available at The Dande Lion.
Save your pinky tug-o-wars for the chicken bones! This paperweight is decidedly different and makes a lovely tabletop accessory. Available at Chickadee.
Paintings by Ashley Terrell
Ashley Terrell (a Mobile, Alabama, artist) creates soothing images that accent and complement any home. The Belle Fleur I & II are each 16×20. Available at Paige Albright Orientals.
Gee’s Bend Quilts and Potholders
Located deep in the Black Belt region of Alabama, Gee’s Bend, an isolated community formed in the 19th century by newly-freed slaves, is famous for its legendary quilts. Oprah has featured the quilting community here, and their works have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Many of their quilts and potholders are available for sale right here in Birmingham at Painted Shovel Mercantile in Avondale.
FAVOR candles are the creation of sisters Lisa Marie McGilberry and Susan McCurry, who found themselves seeking God’s favor while they, friends and family encountered tough times. Each heavenly scent comes with a different scripture inscribed on the label. A thoughtful gift and sweet reminder of the power of prayer. Available at A’Mano.
Oribe Hair Products
Celebrity hairstylist Oribe has created a line of luxe hair products. Be warned: these award-winning formulas are habit forming! Available at Gus Mayer.
Summer in a Bottle
The lighter taste of rosé pairs perfectly with the heat of summer. Owner Tony Meyer at Classic Wine Co. recommends Mas Champart as one of his top rosé picks. Available at Classic Wine Co.
Local honey not only tastes sweet, it also delivers health benefits like allergy relief, so go ahead and pour it on! Available at The Pantry by Stone Hollow Farmstead.
FOR THE CANINE SET
Dog Anxiety Vest
I must admit I have not tried this, but my Wheaten terrier gets pretty wigged out by thunderstorms, fireworks or other loud sounds. When I saw this and read all the other symptoms it claims to help alleviate, I knew I had to share! Available at Little Hardware.
Our Memphis editor put this one on my radar. An American writer at the height of his creative powers, No. 1 New York Times best-selling novelist Greg Iles returns with his first novel in five years, Natchez Burning. The book is the first installment of a trilogy that weaves crimes, lies and secrets into a mesmerizing thriller. Greg Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi, so he’s a Southerner like us! BookPage calls him “William Faulkner for the Breaking Bad generation.” For more reviews, click here. To purchase Natchez Burning, visit Church Street Coffee and Books or download with this link.
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