It is summertime and livin’ is easy! Check out our list of things we are loving around town.
Waxed wooden Bowl
An understated but elegant accessory, this textured wooden bowl from Providence Interiors sings of summer decor. Great as a statement centerpiece or an off-set accent, this bowl is built to hold the collection of your choice. We love this assemblage of starfish but shells, corks, stones and other treasured totems are welcome!
Tizo Valet Treys
These offer an attractive way to store your phone, wallet, watches, jewelry and any other knickknacks around the house. With an assortment of colors available, this is great for guys and girls. Make yours personal with a monogrammed plaque. Find these at Corzine & Co.
Busatti linens are dyed, spun and woven in the heart of Tuscany. These towels will brighten any kitchen or can be used to jazz up your table during summer parties. Get one in each color at Gilchrist Gilchrist for $25!
Handcrafted out of vintage rugs, these kilim pillows from Margi’s Chair and Chair Alike are inherently unique. Rustic yet feminine, these throws thrive in neutral interiors by adding color, depth and texture. Each pillow, backed with velvet, is sold with a custom down insert.
June signals wedding season but don’t be wearied by gift giving. Gorgeous home goods abound at the Belle Meade shop Ibiza Fine Gifts. This wooden cutting board is a tasteful and practical gift suited for both bride and groom. Ibiza kindly provides the engraving for no extra cost.
Summer time calls for sippin’ cold ones! Stock this bucket with ice and all of your favorite beverages to enjoy during the sunny days or fill with flowers to liven up any party space. Find this and more outdoor entertaining items at Kirklands.
We had the pleasure of discovering Zents at our recent visit to the Mokara Spa inside the Omni Hotel. This line includes body oil, lotions, soaps and more. The balm provides a conditioning treatment to hydrate dry summer skin. We love the Ore scent because of its unisex nature. Be sure to try out the Mandarine and Water, our other favorites! Zents Concreta is $34 at the Mokara Spa.
Products for Summer Hair
Kerastase treatments and products can always be trusted to leave your locks soft and sleek. Their newest line Reflection is especially designed to shield against damage from styling, the sun, and other strains. This leave-in serum, sold at Element Salon, can be combed into hair after shampooing and conditioning to protect color and provide sheen.
Oil Free Moisturizer
Hydrate your skin with this lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. This product can be used day or night and is perfect for all skin types (guys or gals!). We love the fresh, natural smell and have found that this is the perfect moisturizer for the summer months ahead. $42 at Therapy Systems and Private Edition.
Too many brands of self tanner are sticky and scented. The beauty brains at Wax Nashville have introduced us to a bronzing lotion by the brand Whish that is fast drying and odor free. This all-natural and organic product firms, refines and clarifies skin while adding a subtle sheen.
The jewelry at Jamie always impresses. From diamond pieces to hammered metal, their selection is encompassing but carefully curated. This stone bead necklace by HipChik Couture is a summer must-have. Perfect with both a crisp blouse and a casual white tee, this piece is simple, versatile, but undeniably stunning.
Beach Bag Perfection
Each summer we set out to find the perfect poolside tote and this year Elaine Turner made things easy! The Terah Tote is a great size to fit all our summertime necessities. It’s big enough for a couple towels, flip flops, your book, sunscreen and more. Plus, it’s chic enough to use for other purposes than just the pool. The Terah Tote comes in Coffee Bean, Flamingo and Sand Dollar and can be found at online or at the local Mall at Green Hills location.
Summertime Maxi Dress
MODA always keeps us on our stylish toes with their great selection of dresses. This season we are drooling over their new shipment of maxis. This floral maxi, paired with a fun hat, is perfect for summer days and casual evenings. Check out the great selection, including this maxi for $120, at MODA Boutique.
We love to get our hands on smart but stylish staples that will carry into other seasons. This canvas vest by Bobi is great with dresses, divine with denim, and appropriate to layer with tanks, tees, and thick knits. At Boutique Bella for $88.
Chambray Shirt and Shorts
Chambray is a trend that transcends generations and we aren’t complaining. This lightly patterned top from SOCA is vintage and versatile and pairs easily with denim and linen. We have paired it with breezy shorts by Velvet. Both piece are buttery soft and may become your new summer staples.
Plaid Rabbit is brimming with fashionable frocks and toys for tots. These tiny trunks are super soft, fast drying, and decidedly adorable. So make a splash with your little guy this summer in something stylish.
Walking into Tweed puts an instant smile on our faces. The perfectly precious packs are the necessary accessory for your little fashionista. The Kanken Backpacks will hold everything they need for a day of adventure. The Classic, $75, and The Mini, $55, can be found at Tweed Baby Outfitters.
These gorgeous Italian ties just arrived at J.McLaughlin and we are in love with the quality, style and wide variety of colors and patterns. You will be able to find the perfect tie for any man in your life for $95 at J.McLaughlin!
Otter Creek Soap
Otter Creek‘s line of shampoos, body washes and bars of soap offer a unique addition to morning showers. This line, made for men, is tailored to everyday life. The Fire Cured Bar Soap is made with ground charcoal, black pepper and bergamot oils. This will make any man feel a little more manly. The Bar Mexico, made with beer, agave, lime and aloe, is perfect for the gentlemen who need to escape to a relaxing place. Men, ditch the flower-scented body washes! This line is available at Therapy Systems and The Cosmetic Market.
Jonathan Savage Apron
Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design has expanded his expertise to create a line of linens. His attention to detail coupled with his natural design sense lead him to create this classic embroidered apron. This is the perfect gift for any stylish foodie you may know! Jonathan Savaged has partnered with Taigan to sell his goods!
The Versatile Vinaigrette
These delicious condiments from The Corner Market are a staple in many Nashville pantries. Great for marinating meat or as dressing for a salad, this toasted sesame blend will help you beat summer dinner doldrums. Corner Market’s gourmet goods also make considerate gifts for family, friends, and hosts.
Unique Olive & Sinclair Treat
Charcuterie is an essential for summer entertaining and al fresco dining. But the master chocolatiers at Olive & Sinclair have transformed the savory snack into a uniquely sweet treat. Studded with cherries, cookie crumbles, nuts, and nibs, the “Chocuterie” pairs elegantly with wine and beer and will have your guests begging for one more slice. You can only find it at the retail location in East Nashville or online.
Jackalope’s newest canning adventure, the Lovebird beer, has us jumping for joy. This strawberry, raspberry hefenweizen started as a Valentine’s Day special but we think it is the perfect summer beer. If you do not like sweet beer, do not be afraid: the Lovebird is fruity without being too sweet or tart. We foresee ourselves sipping on this delicious treat in the sunny days ahead. Stock up on cans or fill a growler at Jackalope!
Veteran athletes are often jaded by power bars and protein packed snacks. Ebars are the latest, greatest and tastiest post-run fuel we’ve discovered. The local company sells their products at Fleet Feet Sports, The Produce Place, and The Cosmetic Market.
M&B is a sustainable fishery who supplies Boone & Sons with U10 wild caught sea scallops. You cannot find a better scallop at a better price anywhere in town! Swing by Boone & Sons before your next summer dinner party and choose from their selection of fresh meat and seafood!
Batch Nashville Father’s Day Deluxe Gift Box
We have two spectacular Father’s Day lists that you will see in the next two weeks. In the meantime, we are highlighting one gift today that you may want to go ahead and order and check off your list! Batch Nashville composes great, themed gift baskets for many occasions and their Father’s Day spread includes hearty snacks and supplies for summertime grilling. Ships June 9th. To order, click here.
In Home Made Summer, author and chef Yvette Van Boven shares recipes that glorify seasonal produce. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her journeys abroad, Yvette’s recipes are simple, elegant and suitable for both simple meals at home and summer entertaining. Home Made Summer can be found at Two Old Hippies along with other beautiful coffee table books.
The EXOXBT are portable speakers with bluetooth capabilities. They are waterproof, shock resistant, wireless and can float, which make them perfect at the pool, the beach or on your next camping trip. $129.99 at ecoxgear.com.
During the summer, we always seem to be on the move. Always carrying a laptop becomes a burden, but sometimes we do not want to completely disconnect from the outside world. This bluetooth portable keyboard solves the problem and makes our lives easier. Connect with your smartphone or tablet and do work on the go! $39.99 at C Wonder.
Welcome, summer! We’re glad you’re here!