February in Nashville. It always promises a mix of old man winter and blooming forsythia. We hope today’s list of February FINDS is equally as encompassing!
HOME & DECOR
Nashville Neighborhood Prints
Five Nashville neighborhoods are highlighted in local artist Lucie Rice’s print series. Each is 11 x 17. Neighborhoods include Sylvan Park, Hillsboro Village, Five Points, 12 South and Lower Broadway. Order all five for just $75 or order individually for $18 each. The easiest way to order is from Lucie’s Esty page: www.etsy.com
This sweet yearling heifer, a whimsical take on the more traditional mounted deer or moose head, is a fun addition to your kitchen, powder room, breakfast room…or anywhere that needs an extra bit of fun and overall “wonderfulness!” At just $70, this piece is sure to make you smile. Available at Harpeth Gallery. harpethgallery.com
Have you been to Erabellum? Similar to Gas Lamp’s model of booth space rented to local shop owners to reduce the cost of owning your own bricks and mortar spot, Erabellum rents wall, shelf and floor space to local artisans as an “Artisan Co-op.” With everything from local jewelry, art, vintage clothing and antiques, this store boasts amazing prices and a wide variety of treasures, like this handmade turned bowl by Chisel Crafts. There are many different bowls to choose from, and this one is just $145. Erabellum is open Friday-Sunday: www.erabellum.com
How about this cute and unique pillow for a wedding shower, birthday, anniversary or just ‘cuz? At $34, these are handmade to include the two specified names and take approx 2-3 weeks to make by North Carolina company, Cozy Blue. To order, see: cozy blue etsy shop.
Bee Attitudes Tee
You need to know about this line of tees and sweatshirts if you don’t already. There are options for everyone in your family and each promotes optimism in this world where we are bombarded with cynicism, negativity, violence and our children have clothing marketed to them that sexualizes them. Nashville-based Bee Attitudes, the brainchild of Lizzie Stuhlreyer, Jessie Rosenblum and Merissa Costanza, is a “clothing line inspired by a bedrock belief in the power of optimism and the power of the individual to affect change. It is an attitude you will be proud to wear – 100% unbridled optimism about who you are, what you stand for and the impact one person can have on the world.” www.beeattitudes.net
As you look ahead to spring break and summer trips, be sure to stop by AshBlue and make your packing easier with these multi-purpose garments by Angelrox. With the ability to be a top, a skirt, a dress or more, your ability to pack light just got easier! www.ashblue.com
Green: The “It” Color
During this month, dedicated primarily to pinks and reds, it’s fun to go the opposite side of the color wheel: green! Just as Pantone declared emerald green the “it” color of 2013, we are declaring it a favorite of ours as well. These Calypso St. Barth pieces show off exactly why we all want this pop of color in our wardrobes! www.calypsostbarth.com
February is tricky in Nashville. As we stated before, it’s one part bitterly cold and one part blooming flowers. To brighten your outfit, use this bright pink scarf from J. McLaughlin to keep warm, or when a hot February day heats up, tie on this scarf to your bag for an instant wardrobe pop of color! It’d be pretty fabulous with those green shorts featured above! $55. www.jmclaughlin.com
Neon Nike Fits Shorts with Monogram
Here’s a fun non-caloric Valentine treat for your tween or teen daughter: Nike Fit shorts, $24 at Sports Seasons with a monogram, $10, from Karen Bone Embroidery. http://www.sport-seasons.com www.karenboneembroidery.com
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Glosses
The Pink Berry Creme color is gorgeous and a favorite of ours for spring. Besides the lovely color here’s why: it’s a hybrid of gloss and lipstick, Lip Créme Lip Gloss combines chic color, intense emollients and antioxidants to soothe and nourish. The effect is an alluring blend of rich shine and creamy texture that envelops lips in a beautiful feather-light sheen. Perfect for a more intense color pay-off with added shine and gloss. So, all of you who can’t quite “do” lipstick and refuse say goodbye to your gloss? Well, here’s a way to embrace both worlds. $36 and available at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics: wooskincareandcosmetics.com
Horn Necklace with Ivory Colored Accents
What is it about a horn necklace that makes it your reach-for-piece time and time again? It’s an instant classic and works for casual and dressy alike. This one from Kayce Hughes has caught our eye, big time. The only thing to fear is the want to wear it each and every day. $275 available online or at the Kayce Hughes store. www.kaycehughes.com
Single Diamond Necklace
We have all seen the classic diamond solitaire necklace. But, check out this modern version, with the diamond solitaire embedded in a matte gold disc. Seriously, we can’t imagine this not going with everything. Anatra Jewel is filled with jewelry at all price points and is consistently a place where women love to shop for themselves and to make wish lists for their loved ones to shop with confidence. (We don’t know about you, but for us, life is easier in the jewelry world when our someone special has a wish list to choose from!) Anatra makes that easy and added this necklace to ours! $350. Anatra Jewel: www.anatrajewel.com
Glen and Effie Jewelry
This line is locally produced and each piece is one of a kind. Available online or at trunk shows. Lucky us that a trunk show is coming up this month on February 23 at The Copper Fox in Leiper’s Fork. (Be sure to keep up with fun happenings like this in the StyleBlueprint Happnings section. If you have a Happenings to submit, please use the link provided on our Happenings page: www.styleblueprint.com/category/city-happenings.) Glen and Effie: http://glenandeffie.com
Stopping by Sylvan Parks’ Willow Tree in February is a heartfelt affair as this shop is filled with wonderful gifts for Valentine’s Day. They have a wonderful selection of perfumes, candles, handbags and, of course, jewelry. This heart filled bracelet is affordable at under $45. To see more of their eclectic offerings, visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com//The-Willow-Tree.
Artists in Love by Veranica Kavass
On a recent visit to Parnassus Books, we couldn’t help but spy this lovely book by Veranica Kavass. For centuries, artists, both unknown and famous, have been drawn together in friendship and in love. In Artists in Love, curator and writer Veronica Kavass explores the passionate and creative underpinnings of the art world’s most provocative romances. From Picasso and Francoise Gilot, to Lee Miler and Man Ray, to Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe, Kavass’ provocative text provides a glimpse into the inspiring and sometimes tempestuous relationships between celebrated artists throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Stop by Parnassus Books or order online: www.parnassusbooks.net
Speck iPhone Case and Credit Card/Bill Holder
Ingenious. Brilliant. Must-have. A phone case that doubles as a credit card/bill holder. $35. www.speckproducts.com
EATS & TREATS
Sweet Bites from Carla Hall’s Alchemy
We couldn’t resist these sweet treats from Nashville’s own Carla Hall. Carla is a talented chef and can be seen on ABC’s “The Chew” with Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Daphne Oz and Clinton Kelly. Carla creates petite sweet and savory bites of love for your special Valentine. Each mason jar comes filled with one of their sweet or savory varieties, and includes a random Valentine’s Day message on a tag. To find out more or to place an order, visit her website: alchemybycarlahall.com.
Lots of Heart Latte
If you haven’t had the chance to venture to the Rutledge Hill area, it’s a FIND in itself. Bustling with lots of new buildings like the Trolley Barns, this neighborhood is quickly becoming the hangout for Nashville’s hipsters. One of the area’s main attractions is Crema, a quaint coffee house that has been a favorite of ours for the past couple years and was recently mentioned in Food and Wine’s Best Plates in Nashville feature. Treat yourself to one of their delicious steamy lattes. To find our more about Crema, visit their website: www.crema-coffee.com.
It is that time of year… Mardi Gras! Forgo the mass produced King Cakes and indulge the way that Mardi Gras intends for you to, with a decadent, locally made King Cake from Wolfe Gourmet Cakes. The small is $19.99 and will feed 10-15 people. The large is $29.99 and will feed 20-25. They come in a plain flavor (cinnamon brioche), as well as cream cheese, blueberry, raspberry and lemon curd. All the fillings and icings are made from scratch. Available for order and to purchase at Porter Road Butcher in East Nashville and Food Company in Green Hills, or directly from Wolfe at [email protected]. If ordering, please allow 48 hours from time ordered until pick up. Orders for Mardi Gras will be taken up until Sunday Feb 10, 2013 at noon. wolfegourmetcakes.com
Special Edition FIND
As a final and special FIND today, we have a second FACES of Nashville interview for this week. Emma Fitzpatrick took the nation by comic storm this past week with her parody performance in a YouTube video as a faux Anne Hathaway singing about her quest for an Oscar. The video landed Emma as part of the discussion on the TODAY show and Inside Edition, among others. With over 800,000 views in the past few days, this video has officially gone viral! StyleBlueprint catches up with Emma in a special edition of FACES of Nashville today to learn a little more about this Nashville girl and Belmont graduate. Click here for interview.
Curious to know what our other SB sister cities are raving about this month? Click on the links below to FIND out!