Mid-summer in the South is a hot place to be — figuratively AND literally. We’ve been scouting our favorite Southern shops and makers to bring you our favorite summer FINDS. From your closet to your at-home bar, here’s what we’re loving this month.
SUMMERY KITCHEN STAPLES
Show off those summer salad recipes in this large, fern-decorated wood and melamine bowl. The inside is easier to clean than most wood salad bowls, and the design is oh-so-cute. Find yours at The Mercantile By Miller in Birmingham or online HERE for $89.
Whiskey tumbler set
These handmade, 100%-recycled whiskey tumblers combine a balanced hand feel and sleek design that wows even the most discerning spirits drinker. Find this six-tumbler set for $54 at SB Shop.
Rosemary olive oil
Add a little pizzazz to grilled veggies and summer salads with this rosemary olive oil. Snag a bottle (plus check out all of the flavors they offer) for $18 at Nashville Olive Oil Company HERE.
Pizza stone set
What’s better than a homemade pizza night with the family after an active day outdoors? (And, might we add, the engraved slogan is quite catchy.) Find this pizza stone set for $56 at Southern Farmhouse HERE.
Who said hot tea was only for cold weather!? Enjoy the smooth spiciness of this light and breezy chai while devouring those summer books. Find yours from $10.99 to $23.99 at Piper and Leaf Tea HERE.
Create and Orchestrate
Speaking of books, Nashvillian and new author Marcus Whitney leads readers through his entrepreneurial journey in his novel Create and Orchestrate. From dropping out of college to teaching himself a new skill to being a founding venture capitalist, Marcus’ story is one to inspire and shows how anyone can be successful, even if you feel like the odds are against you. Learn more and order an autographed copy online for $29.99.
Perspective by Steven Gambrel
We love a coffee table book that provides a hearty laugh, serves as design inspiration or is used to complete your living room’s aesthetic. Perspective, from top interior design stylist Steven Gambrel, serves as inspiration for your next home renovation or gives endless ideas for your design mood board. Either way, this coffee table book is equally enjoyable for you and your guests. Find Perspective on Eperge’s online store or at their Nashville location for $65.
FOR THE SUMMER WARDROBE
We love MZ Wallace totes for their versatility, sturdiness and chic design. Perfect for wherever your summer takes you, the Medium Metro Tote is foldable, rollable, packable, even crushable, and it will never lose its shape. The trendy blue tie-dye pattern takes the ultimate everyday bag up a notch. Find this tote for $225 at Oak Hall, with locations in Nashville and Memphis, or online HERE.
Polymer clay earrings
Crafted by a local Birmingham artist, these gorgeous polymer clay earrings are the perfect addition to a brightly colored summertime ensemble. The elegant gold and fun shape make them easy to dress up or down. You won’t want to take them off! Find them for $25 at Stunning Statements.
Show off your new pedicure in these sandals from popular Southern brand Able. These on-the-go sandals are perfect for slipping on as you head out the door or to dress up your favorite summer look. Get yours from Hemline for $108 HERE.
Hello, summer! Pair this fun top with a pair of shorts, white jeans or even wear it as a cover-up over a swimsuit. Find this summer-perfect sweater for $128 at Pickering Boxwood in Memphis or online HERE.
Protecting our skin is so important in the summer, whether we’re walking on the beach or walking in the neighborhood. This personalized South of Hampton sun hat is perfect to buy for yourself or to give as a gift to a friend. Find it for $65 at SB Shop HERE.
FOR THE HOME
Add a pop of color into your space with these 16-inch vintage green recycled glass bottles. Fill it with real (or fake) stems, or pair it with other brightly hued tabletop pieces on a console table or mantel. Find yours at Merridian in Nashville or Louisville or online HERE for $94.
Large outdoor candle
This large dough bowl candle handcrafted in Birmingham screams Southern summer nights. Find it in three different colors and choose between 24 scents. We suggest opting for the citronella scent to keep bugs at bay if you plan to use this as an outdoor candle. Find it at Crave Candles for $70 HERE.
Serve up a tasty summer cocktail poolside or in the backyard with some ice from this stunning rattan ice bucket. Perfect for keeping ice outside or chilling wine anywhere, find this rattan set for $95 at Epergne HERE.
New accent pillows are an easy, budget-friendly way to refresh your space. One of our favorites is this cotton woven striped square pillow ($46), perfect for anywhere from the bed to the porch. Pillow prices start at $32 at Oak Nashville, where you’ll find this pillow (HERE) and more.
BEAT THE HEAT
Stemless wine glass
Corksicle stemless wine glasses are perfect for summer walks and backyard hangs. They actually keep your drink, be it wine, a cocktail, or sweet tea, very cold. Find these summer-perfect wine glasses for $32 each at Falling Into Place HERE.
These neatly shaped Libby Clarke sunglasses created by Sol-Era add a touch of edgy glamour to any summer outfit. They also protect from UVA and UVB rays to keep your eyes highly protected. Choose between black-gold or red-gold and snag your pair for $39.95 at Sol-Era HERE.
Skin Type starter kit
This starter kit is your jumpstart on the path to healthy, summer-ready skin. The combination of these products reduces redness and inflammation and increases hydration, especially for those days that are spent mostly outdoors. Find this kit on sale for $121.99 (reg. $135.50) at Ashtoria Aesthetics & Wellness HERE.
Deep Relax Body Satin
Enjoy the calming scents of lavender and cistus as you hydrate and replenish your skin with Botaniko’s body satin. Apply after a long bubble bath or before going to bed, and feel your body aches ease. Find it for $44 at Botaniko Skin.
Cheers to enjoying the sunshine this July!
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