It’s summer travel season, which means you may likely be traveling to one of our StyleBlueprint cities. Whether you’re there in person or enjoying a vicarious voyage, here are some great items found at some of our favorite shops around the South. Enjoy!

Prayer towers

Bring a spiritual touch to your home with these gorgeous prayer towers by Byers McCurry Studios. Each tower is handcrafted and painted, offering an intriguing look at various architectural designs. Find them at A’mano in Birmingham, AL, for $84 to $254.

Praying towers at Amano

Prayer towers at A’mano, $84 to $254

Camp Cards

After looking high and low for appropriate cards for their campers, Elizabeth Glass Henderson (a former Nashvillian) and Megan Peach decided to take matters in their own hands, so that campers everywhere had a cheery card to open while away. Each pack features seven different camp-themed greeting cards that you can send to your happy (or homesick) camper. Go to Camp Cards Now to order your pack for $19.95.

Show someone you care with a camp card!

Camp Cards: packs of seven different cards are $19.95

A hat to love

Wear this Biscuit Love hat, and everyone will know that you’ve had at least one amazing breakfast in your lifetime! This breakfast and lunch spot in Nashville, TN, is a delight and becoming a destination for tourists and locals alike. These perfectly distressed, branded caps ($20 each) grabbed our attention, in addition to the big, fluffy biscuits. Wrap one of these up as a gift and then let them know, upon opening, that you’ve booked a weekend in Nashville! [SB Tip: Get to Biscuit Love before 8:45 a.m. on the weekends to avoid the long lines. They open at 7 a.m. daily.]

This Biscuit Love ball cap is perfectly distressed and everyone who sees it will know that you've had at least one amazing breakfast in your lifetime!

Everyone will look great in a Biscuit Love hat! $20


A sturdy watch is a always a smart gift for guys. We love these new selections from White’s Mercantile on 12th Avenue South in Nashville, TN. Available with leather, canvas and metal link bands, these versatile timepieces are just the right balance of sport and sophistication. To see more watch options, visit White Mercantile’s online store. $600 to $1,000

A cool watch is always a smart gift for dads!

Men’s watches from White’s Mercantile, available for $600 to $1,000

Swing tank

Comfort meets style with this Indigenous swing tank. Made of organic cotton by fair-trade artisans in Peru, it’s an indulgence worth splurging on. Find it at Alabama Outdoors—in Birmingham or online—for $124.

Indigenous swing tank, $124 at Alabama Outdoors

Indigenous swing tank, $124 at Alabama Outdoors


June is the month of the pearl, so it is only fitting that Monkee’s is selling these beautiful pearl cuffs. The pearls are oversized and sure to make a big statement on your arm. Forget the statement necklace, and go for the statement bracelet instead. These are $32 each, and come in gold or silver.

SB Louisville June Finds:Pearl bracelets at Monkee's for $32.

Pearl bracelets at Monkee’s for $32

Ruffle swimsuit

Get your little one set for summer by the pool with this adorable seersucker ruffle swimsuit by Bella Bliss. Pink and blue with a halter tie, this suit can be found at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts in Birmingham, AL, for $62.

Bella Bliss swimsuit at B. Bayer Co. Monogramming & Gifts for $65

Bella Bliss swimsuit at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts for $62


Be still our beating hearts! This sandal from Seychelles has two things we love for summer: the color yellow and fringe. These are sold at M.E. Modern Elegance  in Louisville, KY, for $100.

SB Louisville June Finds:Yellow fringed sandals at Modern Elegance M.E. for $100.

Yellow, fringed sandals at  M.E. Modern Elegance for $100

Wine sleeve

What makes wine even more fun? Toting it around in a cute, neoprene wine sleeve, of course! Find the right letter for your beloved wine drinker, and she’ll never lose her glass again! Find it at The Blue Willow—in store in Birmingham, AL, or online—for $30.

Wine sleeve at The Blue Willow

Wine sleeve at The Blue Willow, $30


Time to change up your glassware for summer. These seagrass-covered glasses and pitcher are a great addition to your summer drink arsenal. Now all you need is the lemonade or margarita! These are sold at Fleur de Lis. Glasses are $8, stemware is $10 and pitcher is $26. Fleur de Lis is in Louisville, KY.

SB Louisville June Finds:Seagrass glassware at Fleur de Lis.

Seagrass-wrapped glassware at Fleur de Lis: glasses are $8, stemware is $10 and pitcher is $26.

Bourbon clocks 

What time is it? It’s bourbon time for Daddy. These handmade clocks come in many different brands of bourbon bottles. Pick Dad’s favorite, and you won’t have to remind him what time cocktail hour starts. Sold at Regalo in Louisville, KY, starting at $60.

SB Louisville June Finds:Bourbon bottle clocks at Regalo, starting at $60.

Bourbon bottle clocks at Regalo, starting at $60

Gourmet Peanut Butters

It’s a grand time for nut butter fans, as there is so much more to choose from than Jif, Skippy and Peter Pan. Small batch nut butters keep showing up and our newest favorite is made in Nashville, TN, by Nut Butter Nation. With Father’s Day coming, a basket of gourmet peanut and almond butters would be so yummy! Find them at Nashville retailers, including Green Door Gourmet, Batch and Marche Artisan Foods. Look for more retailers listed online this summer!

Nut Butter Nation nut butters are hand-crafted in Nashville, TN

These peanut butters by Nut Butter Nation are delicious!

Bed Stu Vick duffel bag

A rugged, washed-canvas duffel is just the ticket for the dad who has everything, because he can always use an upgrade to his carry-on. With leather detailing, an adjustable/removable shoulder strap and three large, exterior pockets (and three interior pockets, too), it’s a deal at $98. Find it in Lansky 126 in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.

Bed Stu duffle at Lansky 126

Sporty and stylish, the Vick duffel from Bed Stu, $98, at Lansky 126.

Quartz hair ties

Keep a hair tie handy all summer long with this double-duty gem from Memphis, TN, crafter Kristen Keegan of the Good Egg Goods. No-snag hair elastics, $25, feature colorful quartz pieces trimmed in vermeil. Each month, Kristen donates a portion of all sales to a nonprofit organization, and the recipient of June’s sales is the Boys & Girls Club. Look good, do good!

Good Egg Goods hiar ties

It’s a hair tie, a bracelet and a way to help a cause. $25 from Good Egg Goods

Simple white vases

Widemouthed and handcrafted, these simple white vases, $18.99, are functional as well as fashionable, morphing from utensil holder to flower vase in a snap. From Le Fleur in Memphis, TN.

Simple and elegant white vases, $18.99, from LeFleur.

Simple and elegant white vases, $18.99, from Le Fleur

The Blessing Book

This book is a labor of love that includes words from “The Blessing Song” and beautiful watercolor illustrations by Memphian Julia Azar. It also includes a CD featuring “The Blessing Song” sung by Leigh Nash (from Sixpence None the Richer), along with 12 instrumental hymns. $29.99; pick it up in Memphis, TN, at Social, a Shop for Gracious Living or online at


Misfit Shine

Misfit Shine ($99.99) is an activity and sleep monitor that tracks your steps, laps, miles and your sleep cycles. Shine comes with a clip and band for versatility, or you can upgrade with a Bloom necklace ($80) for ultimate wearability. Choose from 10 cool colors at Misfit.

Misfit Shine, with optional necklace, $1

The Misfit Shine ($99) disc comes with a clip and band, or you can choose to add a bloom necklace ($80). From Misfit

Enjoy June!