Whether you have a bottomless bank account or a super-tight budget, luxe items are still worth the swoon. If you can afford some of these fancy FINDS or if you’re simply looking to window-shop the finer things, take a look at our 2017 Luxe Loves and enjoy!
FASHION & BEAUTY
Ceri Hoover corners the market on stylish accessories, and one that we’re absolutely smitten with is her “Frances” bag. The Bayberry (shown) is a super-soft, finely buffed suede that’s sourced from the United States. A sturdy rope handle and roomy body make it the perfect carry-all. Find it on sale for $276 on CeriHoover.com.
When winter weather calls for layering, this cashmere jacket is the perfect piece to have on-hand. Heavy enough to keep you warm, yet light enough to pair with heavier sweaters and jackets, it can be worn a million ways. Find it at Oak Hall, with locations in Memphis and Nashville, for $945.
Bring a touch of nature to your footwear with these Zita boots by Lucchese. The classic design is constructed with genuine python skin, and the ombre finish adds an extra edge. Handmade in Texas, the leather sole and zipper closure make these an easy-to-wear item you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Find them for $1,495 at lucchese.com.
A silk scarf is a classic staple that every woman needs in her closet. Rinnovo Studio’s scarves are 100% silk twill and are printed in Italy. By partnering with Southern artists to design their scarves, Rinnovo captures the essence of the region in each of their pieces. Available at The London Trading Company in Atlanta or online for $275.
Robe and pajamas set
For days when nothing but pajamas will do, enjoy the latest in luxury with a robe and pajama set from Lake. These pinstripe pretties designed in Savannah are as soft as they are sweet. We love their Christmas collection, available in red and green. Shop a set starting at $204 online.
Making a statement this holiday season has never been so easy with Empire State Finery’s unique tusk necklaces. Made using boars’ tusks and other found objects, these necklaces are truly one of a kind. Shop them online or at Tulipano in Atlanta for $355.
For the makeup and beauty product lover on your list, nothing beats La Mer. Known for their high-end quality and luxurious feel and finish, any one of these products will soon become the favorite step of her beauty routine. Not sure what makeup to go for? We suggest the La Mer Moisturizing Cream. It is a total life-changer that anyone on your list would enjoy. Find all of these products, ranging from $60 to $670, at Gus Mayer, with locations in Birmingham and Nashville.
Abbey Glass Smith Cape
Capes are making a comeback in a big way. Get in on the timeless trend with the Smith Cape, $485, by Abbey Glass. A chic statement in classic black, you’ll look stunning for New Year’s Eve and beyond. Available online at Abbey Glass.
FOR THE HOME
Wood slab table
When you want to give your home a refresh, Littlebranch Farm should be your top destination. Hand-crafted, custom-designed natural wood furniture pieces are created by craftsman Kelly Maxwell, who takes care and pride with each and every piece he creates. If you want a piece that you’ll fall in love with each and every time you lay your eyes on it, we recommend this one — a rare double-heart, cypress end-grain wood slab is secured to an industrial metal base. The result is breathtaking! Call (615) 878-6216 for pricing.
Custom interior design
Sometimes you just need a change. This season, take the plunge and redesign a room in your home. Book a consultation with The Lee W. Robinson Company and let the designer re-imagine your space. Lee’s incredible ability to create stunning design concepts based on your personal style and functional needs comes across in his impressive sketches. Sit with him for one hour, and walk away with a road map for what to do next and how to do it well. His prices vary depending on your unique tastes and needs, and it’s definitely worth it! Call (502) 895-1401 to book a consultation.
Customize your luxury experience with a new duvet from Blue Moon Bedding, a Rhea Crenshaw Company. Go online, select the size and choose from the various fabric selections and weights for the front and back. Then select your trim and insert material, and you’re done! Prices are $285 (twin), $395 (queen) and $490 (king) at bluemoonbedding.com. Sleep tight!
When the winter weather sets in, snuggle up tight with this super-soft faux-fur throw from Ashley Meier Linens | Interiors. Available either at the Nashville store or online here, the 60-by-60-inch throw feels just like real chinchilla and comes in both ivory and chocolate colors. Shop it for $325.
Winter weather may be a drag, but you can bring life back into your home with customized landscaping. Page|Duke Landscape Architects create landscape and garden designs throughout the South that are thoughtful, beautiful, inspiring and timeless. Treat yourself and your home to a beautiful new green space that will make you and your family want to spend every day outdoors. Prices vary depending on your specific needs and the scope of the project. Call (615) 320-0220 to schedule an appointment.
FROM SB SHOP
Home portrait platter
Gifts with sentimental value are the best gifts of all. If you’re shopping for someone who deserves a gift from the heart, pick up a gift certificate for a custom home portrait platter at SB Shop for $268. The platter features an original sketch of a home of your choice. Order by December 19 (that’s today!) by 4 p.m. EST for delivery by Christmas.
In business for over 20 years, Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry focuses on traditional fashion-forward fine jewelry with a twist. We love this simple and sophisticated design that can be worn with a tee and jeans or to your most elegant evening out. This piece can be worn both as a single strand or layered, making it versatile enough to work with a number of outfits. And, in a neutral moonstone or labradorite, it will pair perfectly with almost anything. Find this at SB Shop for $195. Order by December 19 (that’s today!) by 4 p.m. EST for delivery by Christmas.
Annette Joseph style workshop
Give (or receive!) the gift of travel this year. Head to Italy next summer with acclaimed food stylist and author Annette Joseph. Stay on the grounds of a 15th century Italian fortress and learn everything from canning to photography to abstract painting. Workshops start at $2,800 and are available to book online here.
May you get everything you desire and deserve! Happy holidays!
Need something more affordable? Check out our gift guide with everything under $50.