From home decor pieces to health and beauty must-haves to kitchen pieces and more, this roundup of FINDS features a little bit of everything, so you are sure to find something that will spark your interest! Before the oppressive Alabama heat wave hits, get out and enjoy an afternoon of retail therapy, scooping up some of these terrific May FINDS!
IN THE KITCHEN
These LSA cocktail (or champagne) glasses are just what you’ve been missing in your repertoire of dinner party staples. In sleek, subtle metallic shades, these glasses will get great use for summer entertaining. Fill up your favorite mixed drinks in style! Find them for $14 per glass at A’Mano.
Pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet
As summer nights and fresh new produce beg for home-cooked meals, this good-looking cast-iron skillet will be your new best friend. The details are not just in the aesthetics, as the coated handle prevents it from getting too hot to handle, and the angles are perfect for pouring. The skillet is also pre-seasoned, so you can wash it with soap. Find it for $270 at The Cook Store.
You know life is getting busy when you don’t even have time for your morning coffee. This “keepcup” will keep your coffee warm and your system caffeinated on the craziest of days. With a covered mouthpiece and a protective sleeve of cork, this reusable, earth-friendly coffee cup ensures a pleasing on-the-go java experience. Find it for $30 at Revelator Coffee Company.
Chinook wooden spike & Octavios tray
This Chinook wooden spike is a modern twist on the rustic driftwood trend. Placed in a handsome wooden Octavios tray, this fab centerpiece can easily dress up any coffee table. Or place it on a bookshelf or sideboard arrangement to add visual interest and texture. Find the Chinook wooden spike for $103 and the Octavios tray for $133 at Stock & Trade Design Co.
Antique Italian console table
This stunning 1700s Italian console table features the original paint in a gorgeous timeworn patina. This table works well anywhere, be it in a rustic farmhouse or in a traditional Tudor mansion. Find it for $3,600 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
Cowhide rugs are trendy yet classic. These “puzzle hide” rugs consist of four Brazilian cowhide rugs sewn together for the most durable and highest quality hides around. Add a wild touch of style to any room in the house. Find the champagne hide for $4,000 and the grey hide for $5,000 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Add a colorful dose of art-forward intrigue to your coffee table or sideboard arrangement with these “taffy” vases. Taffy vases are made when molten, colored glass is poured over each clear vase in artistic, Jackson Pollack-like swirls. Once cooled, the vases are sandblasted, which frosts the glass and lends an intriguing patina. When paired with colorful pink blooms, these tall turquoise vases are simply stunning. Find them in small, medium and large, ranging from $55 to $79, at Defining Home.
Spring cleaning may have sparked some ideas about remodeling or updating your home, and Southern Bath & Kitchen has a host of beautiful pieces, like this ceramic Kohler sink, to take your bathroom from blah to bangin’! The unique color and texture enhance this stylish statement piece. Find it for $533 at Southern Bath & Kitchen.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Barre classes — Mother’s Day weekend special
So you thought Mommy & Me classes were just for toddlers? Neighborhood Barre doesn’t think so! Moms and daughters of any age can enjoy their Mother’s Day weekend special of free classes all weekend long. If you fall in love with the barre workout like we have, you can get a new member special of five weeks unlimited for $100 if purchased that weekend. Grab your mom and get tucking!
Rejuvenating Salt Glow experience
Sometimes our skin needs a recharge, and Escape Day Spa has the perfect fix. Try their Rejuvenating Salt Glow experience, and let dead sea salts and essential oils heal and regenerate your skin. We promise you’ll leave with a soft, smooth and silky glow. If you want to continue the pampering, you can add an additional 60-minute massage. Treat yourself or give this gift to your mom for Mother’s Day. Heck, do both! Book the Rejuvenating Salt Glow experience for $110, and tack on a 60-minute massage for $65 from Escape Day Spa.
R+Co hair care products
Humidity and lack of self-care can lead to some sad and desperate tresses. R+Co is here to protect and repair damaged hair, whether au naturel or blown out. Find R+Co’s Park Ave Blow Out Balm and High Dive Moisture Shine Cream for $28 each, along with a Twister Curl Primer for $25 at The Collective.
Tulasara facial dry brush and oil
We’ve fallen in love with this skincare regimen from uber-natural and eco-friendly Aveda. Dry-brushing the face exfoliates to reveal smoother skin, and this blend of pure plant oils, when massaged into the skin, nourishes and restores that radiant glow. This Tulasara ritual keeps your skin supple and smooth naturally. Find the oil for $49 and the facial dry brush for $44, or get both for $89 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa.
If you are getting in panic mode over swimsuit season inching closer, head to Club Pilates where the instructors have every muscle group covered. The studio offers a wide variety of classes that incorporate yoga, strength training, cardio and barre to create a fun workout with results. This month, Club Pilates Cahaba Heights is offering unlimited classes for just $99, so you can get closer to reaching your goals, work out some stress, and really enjoy those last bites of chocolate cake.
Hammered sterling infinity chain earrings
If you’re looking for a statement piece that is more timeless than trendy, JA Collections has a gorgeous pair of earrings to dress up any outfit. These stunning earrings by Andrew Harper for Jordan Alexander’s Le Coeur Protégé Collection will continue to accessorize your outfits year round and act as an excellent staple piece of jewelry for galas or just a girls’ night out. Find them for $345 at JA Collections.
Paper goods for graduation
The Scribbler is our hub for all things paper, and this is the time of year to celebrate your favorite graduates. Find some inspiration for invitations, announcements, thank you cards, gift tags and more. Or work with the folks at The Scribbler to create your own custom prints. Prices vary depending on item; contact The Scribbler for details.
Family dinners to-go
Craving a fresh and healthy dinner out AND the comforts of home? Ashley Mac’s brand-new “Family Dinners” allows you to order an entree and salad of your choice, served with eight original sour cream biscuits for four. Call your nearest Ashley Mac’s location two hours ahead of time, then pick up between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. So now you can relax, cross one more thing off of that to-do list and enjoy a homemade dinner without all the fuss. Order the poppyseed chicken dinner, $28.99; pesto-caprese chicken dinner or lemon-rosemary chicken dinner, $29.99; and the bistro steak and mushrooms, $39.99, by calling your local Ashley Mac’s.
So get out and grab a glorious gift for Mother’s Day or something to treat yourself and brighten your day — and remember, shop local! The Magic City’s shops and boutiques await!