Spring break is right around the corner and Easter is quick to follow. With the first day of spring set for March 20, we are ready to welcome warmer weather and seasonal style and décor as we bid farewell to February. Brighten up your home and your wardrobe with these FINDS from local shops around town. In case you need an excuse to get out and enjoy the spring-y weather, we have given you 17.
(And, it must be said … in case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s Super Tuesday! Remember to VOTE! The best FIND today is that “I Voted” sticker!)
HOME & ENTERTAINING
Add a touch of spring to your home with this bright planter. Bundle tulips of all colors and arrange them in this piece for a seasonally appropriate centerpiece or to perk up your patio. You can even fill the planter with ice and a few beers if you are having a low-key backyard get-together. In case you haven’t noticed, the options for this lovely planter are endless. Grab yours at The Registry for $194.
It is no surprise that this stunning platter caught our eye the moment we stepped inside Vignette. Make this platter a home for your keys or allow it to hold appetizers during your next dinner party (your guests will be impressed). While the blue is a welcomed brightness after the drab winter, this piece can also hold court on your counters year-round. Find this, along with matching bowls and coasters, at Vignette for $50.
Give your rings a new place to rest with one of these adorable golden rabbits. They have a slight divot that is perfect for holding precious things. While each rabbit has enough personality to stand alone, we love how they look together. Grab one (or more) from T.W.O For Home for $8 each.
Marbled table runner
Hester & Cook’s table runners never cease to impress, and this marbled option is no exception. The design offers a sophisticated look with a modern vibe. Place it atop a table in your home or on your patio, and throw a bash to welcome spring. What’s more, you can also shop their selection of placemats and place cards to really make your table come alive. Find it at Hester & Cook for $22.
This charming stone rabbit with basket will have you hopping into the new season. Nestled in a garden, on a doorstep or inside your home, this statue offers the perfect opportunity to bring some of your first flowers inside. You can snag one for yourself at Color for $52.50 (flowers sold separately).
Bosom Buddy Bags
You may be familiar with the larger, rectangular Bosom Buddy Bags. If so, we guarantee you will love the new cylinder shape. The bag, which is hand-woven with Ata grass, is the ideal size — large enough to fit the essentials but not big enough to become a dumping place for all of your (and everyone else’s) things. These bags come in all shapes, sizes and colors with a variety of adornments and can be found at Avec Moi for $169 to $209.
My Saint My Hero bracelets
This line of jewelry highlights many of the saints and their virtues. The bands are handwoven in Medjugorje and the medals are made in Italy. In addition to bringing faith, hope and purpose into your life, these bracelets also bring style. Each has a different style and message. These bracelets look great stacked or alone. Available at Tin Cottage for $29 each
Blue and white tanks
Bare those arms this spring/summer and outfit yourself in fun, warm-weather tanks from Boutique Bella. The Cooper & Ella Leah Tank, $110, has a flattering neckline and would look great under a navy blazer if you want to wear it to the office, as well as out on the town. The Odells silk tank, $162, has tasteful ruffles and is comfortable enough to wear all day, every day. Stop by Boutique Bella to discover which is your favorite.
S Factor by TIGI Volumizing Hair Care
With the last of winter’s dryness blowing out with the cold, embrace the warmer, fresher air with a bounce in your step — and your hair. This volume-inducing shampoo ($32) and conditioner ($34) will keep your locks full and lush, while the hairspray ($30) adds control and hold. Indulge in something for you this spring — available at Harper & Olive.
SkinMedica Vitalize Peel
SkinMedica Vitalize Peel is one of the most popular peels that Zap! Laser & Aesthetics offers. It uses a blend of beta and alpha hydroxy acids that will leave your face feeling rejuvenated and looking younger. If you aren’t sure what is best for your skin, set up a skin-care consultation (complimentary) and let the experts assess your needs. The peel is $150 at Zap! Laser & Aesthetics.
Jackalope beer soap
If you have always dreamed of swimming, or bathing, in your favorite beer, it’s your lucky day. Little Seed Farm has partnered with Jackalope Beer to create Jackalope Beer Soaps. Jackalope’s brews, raw goat’s milk and organic essential oils are used to craft each bar. The oils help draw out the natural aromas of beach beer and will leave you smelling fresh — like rosemary patchouli, lemongrass basil, or cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg — and not like beer. Find these soaps at D. Luxe Home, Green Door Gourmet and Southernaire Maket for $9 each.
FOR THE MEN
Buffalo button-down for spring
Buffalo plaid is one of our favorite seasonal trends that has carried forward into spring — clean, classic and incredibly sharp when paired with more modern pieces. Help your man achieve the look with this Bruli shirt. Slightly lighter colors and cooler fabric will make this his go-to day after day. Pick one up for him at The Oxford Shop for $325.
Duke Cannon soap
Although Merridian’s selection widely applies to women (and the decor-loving men), there really is something in there for everyone. One unique item that stopped us in our tracks was the Duke Cannon soap. Duke Cannon not only makes soap, but they also make grooming products, hand balm, lip protectant and shave supplies. What each of their products have in common is that they are made for men who work with their hands. Whether your man is looking for a soap that smells like victory, supremacy or productivity, they can find it at Merridian Home Furnishings for $19 each.
Lucchese work boot
Liam is a worker boot that performs with style. Constructed from Lucchese’s own giant alligator, the lace up front improves fit and the flexible Vibram® sole provides all-day comfort. Because of the authentic nature of giant gator skin, size and shape of tiles may vary — each pair is unique. Handmade in Texas. Available at Lucchese in the Gulch for $895.
Dragons for your dog
We love treating ourselves and our family to special treats, but there’s nothing like the love of your pooch when you come in with a new toy or bone. Huggle Hounds are made from durable fabric and intentional construction, making them a toy your pup will come back to time and again without ripping it to shreds. In bright colors and shapes, as well as being washer friendly, this will be your pup’s — and your — new favorite toy! Available at Spot’s Pet Supply for $19.99
Van, the playful kitten
Meet Van, an incredibly playful 1 1/2-year-old kitten. A little shy at first, this little man is quick to warm up and play, bounding from one object to the next with grace and poise. He is very friendly and will snuggle into your arms when tuckered out. Van — and other wonderful cats — are up for adoption at Crossroads Pets — Shop & Adopt. Fill out a few forms, pay a $75 adoption fee and you will have a new furry friend.
EATS & DRINKS
Peg Leg Porker bourbon whiskey
Peg Leg Porker whiskey is a bourbon whiskey that is aged for eight years in charred oak barrels, then filtered and finished with hickory charcoal, which gives it its signature flavor. The best way to try out the spirit is to order a Pork and Stormy (Peg Leg Porker bourbon whiskey, Barritt’s ginger beer and a splash of lime) at Peg Leg Porker. Also, you can buy yourself a bottle at Harvest Wine Market or order a glass at Embers Ski Lodge, Two Ten Jack, Husk or The Southern. This bourbon whiskey retails for $49.95 a bottle.
#TWOROAST coffee + cacao
Lately, we’ve been sipping on #TWOROAST each morning, as we read our latest StyleBlueprint article (note the format below, which is through our SB App feed, making it super easy to see many articles at once and flip SB markets with just a swipe). It’s a blend of premium organic coffee and organic cacao, ground up to brew together. The result is a rich coffee flavor with chocolate accents, but not “mocha coffee”-sweet. In fact, this product is all-natural, and free of sugar, dairy and gluten. We just add the same amount of cream and sugar that we would to our regular coffee, but the result is so.much.more! Try it by ordering this Nashville-made product online. Surely it’s perfect for your adult Easter baskets as well! Available in 12-ounce bags of decaf, original and dark roast for $20 each.
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