We survived the January snow, and now it’s time to turn our attention to the month of love! Here are some of our favorite FINDS from boutiques around the South for February. Enjoy!
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Makeup and Jewelry Cases
Spartina offers some very uplifting messages on their makeup and jewelry cases for the season. With notations such as “love hoo you are” and “let the sparks fly,” you can’t help but get in the Valentine’s spirit while putting on that red lipstick or sparkly earrings. The makeup cases are $29 and the jewelry cases are $35 at Apricot Lane. Click here to find the nearest location.
If your significant other (SO) is leaning toward a drugstore teddy bear for Valentine’s Day, now’s your chance to redirect him to Amanda Pinson, an amazing jewelry store in Chattanooga, TN’s Warehouse Row. There, among other beautiful items, your SO can pick up this pair of Pomellato rose gold and white topaz earrings. Much better than a stuffed animal, right? Call or visit for pricing.
To find the perfect little trinket that goes with the Valentine’s Day theme, look to Paper Source. One example of their charming knickknacks is a silver heart dish with the words “love you” etched into it. This is a perfect gift for a friend, niece or daughter, or simply a cute decoration for yourself! Find it for $12.95 at Paper Source. Order online, or click here to find a location near you.
Crazy socks are all the rage — and these festive Valentine toe socks are just the ticket for the girly girl in your life. They even come wrapped like a cupcake! Find them for $8 at Booksellers in Memphis.
Getting away somewhere romantic for the weekend? Or maybe just exiting the snow and the cold for a little sun and warmth? This medium-size duffel bag is made of sailcloth and is in the perfect Nantucket red with navy trim. Find it at J.McLaughlin in Louisville, KY (or click here to find a J.McLaughlin near you) for $245.
It became abundantly clear that the ears are a major priority for warmth during the last snow. Monkee’s, with several Southern locations, has these adorable knit ear warmer headbands that have fuzzy warmth inside and cute knit outside. We suggest you buy more than one to match all of your outfits. They retail for $28 each.
Emmie Tassel Necklace
The tassel trend continues, and this Emmie tassel necklace from Teal in Charleston is one of our favorites we’ve found. The leather tassel hangs from a wooden beaded necklace and has a certain boho-chic vibe we love! Find it for $36 at Teal.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Latika Bath & Body Products
When it comes to the purest of the pure, Latika Body Essentials are the real deal. The entire line of products created by the Austin, TX-based company is handcrafted, made with all natural ingredients, paraben-free, cruelty-free, ecofriendly and basically straight from heaven! Treat yourself to some of the lip balms (gift set, $24; individual, $4.50), body cremes ($28 each) or any of the other goodies, such as the button soaps (pictured; $24 for 10), which are great for adding a touch of whimsy to your home or to give as gifts.
Shampoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair
Treat your curly locks to this moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner combo from Bumble and bumble during these cooler, dryer months. The shampoo helps control and moisturize, while fighting the frizz. Pair the shampoo with the Bb Curl conditioner for maximum results. The multipurpose conditioner can be left in or rinsed out. Also, if you favor styling your hair with heat, this will help protect your locks from damage. Find this duo at The Cosmetic Market in Nashville, TN. The shampoo is $31 and the conditioner is $34.
Celebrate all things Atlanta with this adorable ABC print, $22, from steve mckenzie’s. This is an alphabetical way to show your love for the city or perhaps introduce your little one to what makes Atlanta … well, Atlanta. Some letters might be obvious (of course, C is for Coca-Cola) and others may make you chuckle (the Z for “zonked after running Peachtree Road Race” picture is spot on).
Made from reclaimed mango wood, this wine bucket has a metal lining to keep your favorite vino cold. Find it for $52 at Merridian, with locations in Nashville, TN, and Louisville, KY.
We hope you have a love-filled, most wonderful February!