A new month means a new batch of our favorite Southern FINDS. And February … a cold month that can also showcases real tastes of spring, making us edgy for longer days and daffodils. Take a look at what we’re loving from some of the South’s best boutiques and brands!
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Step into spring with these Ceri Hoover shoes. The SS17 collection just launched and this is only one of the great pieces in the collection. You can shop these, along with other shoes and bags, at the Ceri Hoover flagship store in Nashville’s 12South neighborhood. These are available for $395.
Let a beautiful new necklace house a treasured photo with this exquisite locket from Ex Voto vintage. The “Graham” necklace with smoky quartz measures 33 inches, and the “Emma” locket hangs daintily from it. Find it for $269 online (or visit an Ex Voto location in Nashville or Birmingham). Get it engraved for an additional cost.
Don’t let the strict security measures on purses at different venues keep you from looking stylish! Just carry a Policy bag. The Charlotte-based handbag company designs their bags to fit new stadium regulations, while allowing you to still be fashion forward. Plus, you can fit all your necessities in it. There are several colors and styles to choose from for $64 — our favorite is the marble white and gray bag below.
Johnston & Murphy’s spring collection is here, and their new selection of shoes and apparel have us swooning. It was a hard decision, but we narrowed down the many options and selected these slip-on sneakers as our favorite. Made with Italian suede and sheepskin, these shoes are stylish and comfortable. Find them in black, copper and blush at Johnston & Murphy for $138.
Anaconda belt and leather dopp kit
Have your man looking and feeling dapper with this W. Kleinberg Anaconda Belt and Moore and Giles leather dopp kit. This practical gift will have him looking professional and put-together, and he’s sure to appreciate the gorgeous craftsmanship. Find the belt for $245 and the dopp kit for $195 at Oak Hall, with locations in Nashville and Memphis.
Winter isn’t over yet, so we are still enjoying — and shopping for — sweaters that can transition from winter to spring. We love the cream coloring and zipper details on this one, which we found for $89.50 at SOCA, with locations in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Nashville.
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift
Much to our delight, Woo Skincare + Cosmetics recently starting carrying Trish McEvoy! The line’s Instant Eye Lift promises to brighten under-eye darkness and reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Lift your eyes for $39 a tube from Woo Skincare + Cosmetics, with locations in Atlanta, Nashville and Charlotte.
FOR THE HOME
Dog love mug
FACT: There is no other love like dog love. So, celebrate that special bond each and every morning with this whimsical mug by Stoneware & Co. (formerly Louisville Stoneware). Find it for $26 online or at the retail location in Louisville, KY.
Lord Have Mercy framed postcard
Southern company Anderson Design Group’s postcards are for more than just sending a short note. Their playful, Southern designs look great when framed and are perfect for decorating small spaces. With more than 800 options, there is a design for everyone. Choose from the coastal, National Parks, Spirit of Nashville and Southern Delight collections. The 4.5-by-6-inch postcards start at $14.99 and can be found online.
Walking Papers Studio giclée prints
Meet Blossom the pig and Milton the cow! Created by Southern brand Walking Papers Studio, these archival giclée prints with goldleaf are mounted on a block ready for hanging and add a colorful, playful touch to your home. Find the 6-by-6-inch “Blossom” for $150 and the 6-by-12-inch “Milton” for $240 here.
The Joy of Decorating
In this beautiful coffee table book, designer Phoebe Howard shares some of her clients’ most commonly asked questions and provides her signature solutions in a well-organized, beautifully illustrated work. Find it at Steve McKenzie’s in Atlanta for $50.
Red Light Tattoo travel candles
With names such as Smoke & Mirrors, Leather & Lacy, Kiss My Tattoo and Peep Show, these travel candles are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They recently hit the shelves at The Cosmetic Market and at $8 are a good gift. Shop these limited edition candles at The Cosmetic Market, with locations in Chattanooga, Nashville and Alpharetta, GA.
Cable knit throw
We still have a few cold snaps ahead, which means it’s still highly appropriate to indulge in a beautiful throw. This white cable knit throw from Ocean Tribe by Turkish T, $88, is extremely soft, and at 50-by-65-inches, there’s ample coverage for you and your Valentine. Find it at turkish-t.com.
EATS AND TREATS
Tupelo Honey blueberry jam
We should probably be embarrassed to admit this — but we’re not! We could go to Tupelo Honey and order just a plate of biscuits and be happy as pigs in mud, and it’s all because of their blueberry jam. So when we found out we could purchase it and have it at home we were thrilled. They also have their huckleberry and blackberry jams for sale. Get a jar (or several) to take home for $8.95. Tupelo Honey locations are found throughout the South. Click here to find one near you.
Holmsted Fines green tomato chutney
Bring the flavor to your next meal with Holmsted Fines green tomato chutney. Add it to meat, cheese or anything else that needs a little flavor. Meet your new go-to condiment. Find it for $9.99 here.
White chocolate cherry cookies
February’s cookie of the month is white chocolate cherry, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The tart red cherries pair with the sweetness of the white chocolate in these scrumptious cookies. Order a tin of 18 cookies for $34.99 from Christie Cookie Co.
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