With summer winding down, now’s the time to dream big for fall — and we’re doing just that with our Luxe Loves that we’ve spotted around town at some of the city’s favorite local businesses. From high-end fashion and stunning jewelry, to beautiful home goods and even some fine wine, here are some aspirational items that, even if we can’t afford, are really fun to dream about owning!
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
We love these Rag & Bone walker boots from H. Audrey for $475. The low heel makes them perfect for everyday wear and they’re versatile enough to go from day to night. This fall, we’d love to bring as much suede as possible into our wardrobe — and we would be more than happy with these beauties.
This Alexander McQueen “Obsessions Pashmina Scarf” features McQueen’s unique elements, including lips, butterflies and skulls. The beautiful silk scarf, available at Gus Mayer for $385, pairs perfectly with fall colors. We think it would look amazing paired with a head-to-toe black ensemble or a bit of winter white.
This platinum bracelet, found at Mednikow, is inspired by the Belle Epoque and is set with antique diamonds, cultured pearls and delicate seed pearls. Wear it with a simple, sleek gown and allow the bracelet to steal the show. Price available upon request.
Stuart Weitzman shoes
These Stuart Weitzman sandals are the perfect complement to any outfit. Wear them to a cocktail event or dress them down with dark jeans. Find them at Jamie for $435 and let them take you from summer to fall in style.
This bracelet from Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry is simply stunning and, at $11,600, it has made its way onto our list of items to lust after. The diamond accents make it a perfect statement piece and its simple elegance makes it easy to wear.
Peter Nappi never ceases to amaze us with the European designs crafted in Italian leather. This season, we have our eye on the “Calvina” zip-up booties made with vitello leather. The one-inch heel makes them perfect for strolling the streets of
Italy Nashville. Find these boots in grigio (gray), t moro (dark brown) and cuoio (light brown) for $525.
This ring is absolutely packed with diamonds galore! A stunning band of diamonds is topped with a show-stopping gem, also surrounded by (you guessed it!) more diamonds. We could stare at this all day long … Find it at Belle Meade Jewelry, and call for pricing.
This Hamilton “Jazzmaster” watch from E.J. Sain ($445) is made with a slender case and Swiss quartz movement. It’s comfortable and handsome, and is perfect for dressy occasions and everyday wear, alike.
Pants & shirt
These Peter Millar summer comfort pants and button-ups will make every man you know swoon. They are made with sweat-wicking and breathable material, so men can enjoy them at all times of the day — even during the dog days of August! Grab these “perfect shirts and pants” at the The Oxford Shop for $135 each.
We adore Moore & Giles and especially are fond of this briefcase of theirs! With multiple storage areas, this leather bag has plenty of room to lug around papers, a laptop and more. Grab this briefcase for your man from Oak Hall for $860. He will appreciate a gift that is just as stylish as it is practical.
An organic escape
After a long and busy summer, it’s time you unplug and do something for YOU. That said, we recommend you treat yourself to a results facial, peace massage, East African detox espresso scrub and mud treatment, relief peppermint manicure and pedicure, a soak and lunch. All of the treatments are organic and use natural ingredients. This package, priced at $560 at Escape Day Spa and Salon, will leave you feeling recharged and ready to tackle the busy fall ahead.
The Lashe eyelash extensions
Who doesn’t want full, natural eyelashes? If they aren’t in your DNA, Skin Renew can help with their semi-permanent lashes that have volume and length of healthy, natural eyelashes. A full set will cost you $250 and will last about four to six weeks before replacements are needed. Sometimes, you have to pay for that which doesn’t come naturally, right?
FOR THE HOME
This Requisition chest, found at R. Higgins Interiors for $2,475, is a wonderful piece in both look and character, which make it a real conversation piece. If you’re looking for a stunning investment piece for your home, this is a beautiful option.
Emil Erwin recently launched a new custom color and appliqué program, and we cannot get enough. His bags are luxe items that we find ourselves fawning over and these leather bins are no different. Priced at $275, it’s the perfect way to store blankets, pillows and all your accessories for your living room — and it looks good, too! Grab the small version for a wonderful way to store magazines, books and records for $225.
Antique wall art
These one-of-a-kind antique fragment rays (30-by-30-inch) are $3,875 each at Providence Interiors. Each piece is made with hand-selected quartz centers and framed in an acrylic box. These luxe loves will make a wonderful addition to any room in your home.
Jack Spencer photograph
This Jack Spencer photograph titled “Dunes” is a pigment print on archival paper (36-by-54-inch). If you are looking for a neutral piece of art to bring a space together, this option — found at David Lusk Gallery —is an investment piece at $5,000. (SB tip: During the David Lusk Gallery Price is Right event, which runs through August 27, you can find some luxe items for cheap-thrills prices. Not this piece — but there are plenty others!)
These Laguiole knives are a must-have! Each knife is handcrafted with high-quality materials, making them a beautiful addition to any kitchen. Head to Epergne, where you’ll find them for $485.
Antique English oak bowl
This antique English oak bowl with silver plate banding, available for $425 at Harpeth Gallery, is a beautiful decoration for any space. Add decorative flowers or greenery to this beautiful bowl to create a stunning centerpiece.
These hunting chairs from Eneby Home ($6,900 for the pair) sit beautifully together. Their wood and leather finish is eye-catching, and the clean lines create visual interest. Place them in your living room to provide an instant modern look.
Tic Tac Toe
Bring some upscale child-like fun to your home with this chic table-top Tic Tac Toe board. As fun to look at as it is to play, we think this also would make a lovely wedding gift. Find it for $680 at Corzine & Co.
Bar carts are very popular right now in home design but their timeless appeal means they will be around forever. Head to The Registry to grab this stunner for $365. Decorate it with gold glasses, trays and, of course, your favorite drinks. Everyone needs another excuse to entertain, don’t they?
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Jade 1901 Absinthe
The Green Hour takes place at Tempered Café & Chocolates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. You can swing by from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. for absinthe drip and craft cocktails. While drinks start at $10, we can’t help but suggest the Jade 1901 Absinthe at $18. With classic, botanical, woody and luxurious flavors, this drink is worth the luxe price.
360 Bistro Burger
360 Bistro, a favorite Belle Meade eatery, serves up one of the best burgers in town and, at $20, it is both luxe and delicious. The double-stacked burger is topped with tomato, rustico and aioli, and served on a buttermilk bun. Pair it with a wine from the impressive selection.
Dream big, ladies!