From pumpkin spice lattes, bonfires and comfy sweaters to brightly colored leaves, mums, pumpkins and gourds, fall is in full swing! So we put boots on the ground, scouring Birmingham’s coolest boutiques in search of the best fall-inspired FINDS. Whether you’re feathering your nest for a comfy winter spent indoors, looking to stay healthy during the food-centric holidays or tackling your holiday shopping, we’ve got you covered with our fall-inspired November FINDS.
Australian sheepskin throw
This sumptuously soft, white sheepskin throw from Australia adds the perfect punctuation to your living room decor. And this white piece transitions easily to the bedroom or powder room for when you want to move things around and update your interiors. Added bonus: It’s machine washable! Find it for $150 at Cotton + Quill.
This luxurious, silvery-green round chest of drawers offers a subdued yet stately touch to your bedroom or hallway vignette. Classic lines catch the light from its muted metallic hue for an elegant yet modern accent piece that is sure to turn heads. Find it for $1,199 at Defining Home.
Designer wooden pulls and knobs
The Manzoni Designer Wood Collection is available in walnut or oak with an organic finish. Due to the use of natural materials, the color and grain may vary from piece to piece for a truly natural and one-of-a-kind look. Find the knobs, ranging from $14.50 to $22 each, and the pulls, ranging from $18 to $53 each, at Brandino Brass Co. Prices vary based on style and size selected.
Cowhide-on-linen ottoman and alpaca blanket
These striking cowhide-on-linen ottomans are surprisingly lightweight, perfect for moving from room to room to suit your home entertaining needs and gorgeous enough to meet your style standards. And this Alpaca throw is not only warmer, softer and lighter than wool and as soft as silk, but it is also all-natural, eco-friendly and 100% hypo-allergenic. Find the alpaca blankets in different patterns and colors for $125 each and the cowhide-on-linen ottomans for $300 each at Paige Albright Orientals.
Roberta Roller Rabbit pillows
Immerse yourself in the islander mindset with these resort-inspired prints, hand block-printed by artisans in India. And our own B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts, in the heart of Homewood, is the only Birmingham retailer currently carrying Roberta Roller Rabbit’s beautiful printed pieces, including cosmetic bags, pencil cases, beach bags and these fun pillow shams, among other items. Find the smaller shams for $65, the larger shams for $75 and the inserts for $10 at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts.
Carved onyx necklace with magnetic clasp
Clara Williams Company’s innovative magnetic clasp system allows the wearer to cultivate a versatile, ever-changing jewelry box. This onyx necklace features a limited edition carved brass anchor centerpiece. Trade out this tribal look for a more classic pendant, if the mood strikes! Each piece is sold separately. Find the onyx necklace for $495 and the carved brass anchor for $325 at Estate Jewelers of Mountain Brook.
Jaws will drop and heads will turn with these stackable bands in rose, white and yellow gold featuring diamonds and gemstones. Mix and match them to create the stack perfectly befitting your personality! Find them, ranging from $200 to $2,000, at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
“Berry Good” smoothie
Fuel up for the food-heavy holidays with a healthy breakfast or afternoon snack, like this “Berry Good” smoothie from Juice Bar in Chace Lake. You can’t go wrong with its blend of all-natural blueberries, banana, cashews, lemon and coconut milk. Grab a small for $5.50 or a large for $7.50 at Juice Bar in Chace Lake.
Stay ahead of the game over the holidays by taking Neighborhood Barre’s oh-so-challenging yet oh-so-rewarding barre classes. Squeeze, tuck, tone, stretch and sweat until you’re glowing from the release of toxins and invigorating circulation. Try their specials for new clients, $100 for one month of unlimited classes; for students, teachers and nurses, $125 for one month of unlimited classes; for seniors (60+), $150 for one month of unlimited classes; for new moms, $375 for three months of unlimited classes; and for brides-to-be, $300 for two months of unlimited classes — all at Neighborhood Barre.
Don’t have time to book a massage therapist? Get your own knots and kinks out with this “GRID” foam roller by Triggerpoint, which replicates the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands, promoting the flow of blood and oxygen needed to repair muscles. And the Triggerpoint foot roller relieves aches and pains in the feet, arms and legs, so you can stay loose, limber and ready to rock! Find a range of Triggerpoint massage accessories, ranging from $14.99 to $39.99, at Club Pilates Cahaba Heights.
GIFTS & SUNDRY ITEMS
Decorative embroidered tepees
Take your Thanksgiving centerpiece to the next level with these beautiful decorative tepees. Festive and playful animals, from the pint-sized prairie dog to the majestic buffalo are hand-embroidered on 100% linen. Each tepee includes one battery-operated votive tea light. Find them in varying sizes and designs, ranging from $60 to $90, at A’Mano at Lane Parke in Mountain Brook Village, where additional matching table accessories are also available.
Copper mug candle and pillow
Celebrate the season with candles that evoke the nostalgia of the season and pillows that remind you of why we celebrate. This “Simmered Cider” aromatic candle by Thymes will snap you right into the holiday spirit, if you weren’t already. And you’ll be left with a fabulous copper mug once the candle burns out. Update your holiday decor with this seasonal “Blessings” pillow. Find the copper mug candle for $40 and the “Blessings” pillow for $24 at Wrapsody.
Vietri hand-painted serving platters
Italian luxury dishware from Vietri takes a twist with its rustic yet whimsical, hand-painted “Wildlife” series. These serving platters depict hunting dogs, mallards, quail and pheasant — quintessential scenes from Southern hunting adventures. So, whether you’re looking to enhance your beau’s man cave or simply to add a touch of Southern charm to your fall gatherings, these dishwasher-safe platters are perfect for the season! Find this square hunting dog platter and other Vietri Wildlife platters, ranging from $98 to $208, at Bromberg’s.
Porcelain flower diffusers
Equip your bathrooms with diffusers that not only smell divine but that also look lovely, like these scented porcelain diffusers by Grand Casablanca with their vintage bottle design and porcelain flower, which diffuses the fragrance throughout the room. Gorgeous scents like Tahitian gardenia, white hibiscus, Casablanca lily, Versaille tuberose, Chrysanthemum and Himalayan camellia are available and come packaged in a gorgeous box, perfect for gift-giving! Find them for $58 each at Pandy Agnew Interiors.
Booties for kids
Nothing is more adorable than a pint-sized fashionista, and these pale pink, faux snakeskin booties with ankle fringe are killer! Your little style maven will rule the runway — or the playground — in these awesome booties. Find them for $86 at B Kids.
Now, get out and shop local this November!