February brings so much to love, way beyond the Valentine happy. Here’s what we are falling head over heels for this month, so love on yourself or a significant other with these fabulous local FINDS!
These are the perfect traveling pants — two pairs of wrinkle-free pants in one! Available in black/brown or black/gray for $105 at Beverly Ruff Antiques.
Tweed moto jacket
This soft tweed moto jacket made by Lilla P is super comfy and easy to dress up for the office or down for the weekend. Available for $176 at Theadora Abbeyluxe
Rebecca Minkoff backpack
This gorgeous leather pack is perfect for traveling or sightseeing around town. It has a roomy interior with two side pockets and comes in nude and black for $295 at Gus Mayer.
Halter top and shorts
Blood orange is hot, and this halter top and fringed shorts make for a fabulous way to wear it! Find it at Marella: top, $188; shorts, $168; and necklace, $185
Girly go garter
The ingenious invention of Starting Over reality star Andy Paige, this garter purse has multiple pockets designed to hold up to three pounds, perfect for holding your phone, credit cards, ID, lipstick or even a flask or diabetic pump all securely attached to your leg with a grippy, latex-free, inner side, plus an adjustable Velcro closure. Available in multiple colors at Village Sportswear for $50
Perfect for lounging around the house over a relaxing weekend, this modern muumuu is ultra-soft and makes a great alternative to a robe. It comes with a matching headband, too! Available at the Lingerie Shoppe for $128
Beautiful, beaded necklaces with a bezel druzy up the fashion ante of any outfit! Bromberg’s has multiple colors and styles to choose from priced at $115 each.
Ex Voto stacking rings
Wear just one or multiples stacked together to create a unique look with these gorgeous Ex Voto Vintage rings. $159 and up
J. McLaughlin‘s men’s half-zip is a great weight for a casual day at the office or to wear as a layering piece on cold days. Available in several colors for $158.
Snow days are coming! Make sure your man is prepared to get the firewood from the side of the house, salt the walkway and take the dog out with these all-weather Sorel boots found at The Pants Store for $199.
The perfect facial
Treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing and beneficial treatment, which includes medical-grade benefits. This facial treatment is normally $260, but Smart Skin is offering a Valentine’s special this month for only $200.
Toast your Valentine in high style with these gold leaf, glass champagne flutes. A set of two with a bottle of bubbly would also make a really nice gift! Available for $22 each at Table Matters
What do you get when a fluffy sheepskin meets a hand carved wooden stool? The Fufu stool! The stools are hand carved in Northern Africa with a Mongolian sheepskin-covered seat. They are 25-inches-by-27-inches-by-20-inches and available in several colors. $1,400 at Paige Albright Orientals
In the days of endless emails and text messages, nothing says love and gratitude better than a personal handwritten note. This Alexa Pulitzer royal monogram notecard set comes with eight cards and eight envelopes in a handsome Velcro-closured box for $20 at Suite Dreams.
Good Grief glasses
Work your way from denial to acceptance with these humorous glasses, finding your way to inner peace and harmony, one sip at a time! The accompanying coasters read “I’ll drink to that.” Available in sets of two for $31 from At Home Furnishings
Merry Cheese Crisps
WARNING: THIS PRODUCT IS COMPLETELY ADDICTIVE! Seriously, these handmade cheese crisps, made by local gal Meredith McMillan, are so amazing that it really is impossible to stop at just a few! Available at Please Reply for $24
Pure Alabama Honey
Say “Thanks, Honey,” with a jar of golden goodness. This local honey is made in Odenville, AL, and it’s delicious on most everything. Available for $8.50 for a 16-ounce jar at Nabeel’s Market.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Rachel is a lonely girl who rides the commuter train to work every day, passing the same sights and imagining the lives of others. One day, she sees something that she feels compelled to report to the police. The story’s twists and turns keep this fast-moving plot barreling down the tracks like the fast-moving train she rides. If you enjoyed Gone Girl, you’ll be completely absorbed in this thriller! Available at local bookstores for $26.95.
Birmingham Five-Star Trails by Thomas Spencer
Not quite sure you’re ready for the PCA trail tackled in Wild? Why not start with some great local trails? Written by Mountain Brook native Thomas Spencer, this guide gives complete details on all the most beautiful hiking areas, with tips on everything from safety, child-friendliness, trail conditions and scenery ratings. Available at Table Matters for $15.95
Boom Movement speaker
Loop it, set it or stick it with this bluetooth-powered speaker that is ready to go wherever you are! Available at Alabama Outdoors for $69.99
Because we heart you, we’ve included some extra FINDS just for Valentine’s:
Giant heart balloon
Nothing says you’re special quite like a three-foot, heart-shaped helium balloon! These babies last for more than a week! Call ahead (205) 637-5042 or text your order (205) 602-0607, preferably 24 hours in advance. Regular ribbon-tail balloons are $25; $30 for the fringed tail at Sugar
Harlequin hearts tee and leggings
This adorable set has “special valentine” written all over it! Perfect for all-day play or even a good night’s sleep. $50 for the tee and $56 for the leggings at Swoop
Closet revamp with Tracy James of Chic Made Simple
Treat yourself or significant other to a LOVEly closet clean out! During a three-hour, complete closet inventory, Tracy will help you eliminate the useless items in your closet while helping you discover new outfits that you may not have realized you had. Available for $275 as a customized gift certificate at Chic Made Simple
Frog Prince bottle opener
This whimsical bottle opener is sure to bring a smile. Pair it with his favorite beer for a nice little happy. Available at Marguerite’s Conceits for $25