Laid-back summer days await as the school year winds down, daylight lingers just a bit little longer and our thoughts wander off to more leisurely days to come. If you’re heading to the beach or you’re simply looking forward to relaxing days by the pool, this edition of FINDS is for YOU! We have all of the fun, summery FINDS you could want, all hand-selected from some of the South’s best shops. Take a look, fill your cart, and pack your bags. It’s time to get our summer on, ladies!
Yes, summer and a crisp glass of rosé go hand in hand, and you’ll find a delightful selection at Atlanta’s Lucy’s Market. Snag a delicious bottle of the pink stuff to stash in your beach cooler, and don’t forget the wine glasses! Stop by this one-of-a-kind market — they’ll hook you up with everything you need for a delicious summer experience!
Palm tree beach card
Make sure to write home and let your loved ones know that you’re having a grand time at the beach. This hand-crafted card with glitter accents will send the message in style. Grab one or several for $4 each at Steve McKenzie’s.
If your beach bag is filled to the brim, be sure you don’t lose your headphones in the mix! This pint-sized leather holder by FASHIONABLE is the perfect solution, ensuring that not only can you find the headphones easier, but they’ll also stay tangle-free. Sing it, sister!! Snag one for yourself at FASHIONABLE’s flagship store in Nashville, TN, or find them online for $8 each.
WildSam Field Guides
Whether you’re planning your summer trip or just looking for a little light poolside reading, pick up a WildSam Field Guide. These pocket-sized books are full of recommendations, stories and the history of some of our favorite Southern cities. It’s like an insider’s guide for where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Cities currently in print include Austin, New Orleans, Charleston and Nashville. Find them at Onward Reserve for $22 each.
Women are natural multitaskers, and so it stands to reason that some of our favorite accessories are as well. Sure, you may be taking a load off on your beach vacay, but this award-winning Turkish T Beach Candy Basic is pulling double duty. Use it as a beach blanket, a towel, a sarong, whatever! It’s super soft and comes in tons of bright and festive colors. And at just $45? Well you’re a smart shopper too! Pick up one or several at the Turkish T website.
Lola Hats awning hat
Freckles may be making a comeback, but trust us when we say age spots will never be en vogue. Protect your gorgeous face with an awning hat by Lola Hats. The supremely summer topper offers ample protection while never skimping on style. Snag yours for $140 at Ann Mashburn — either their bricks-and-mortar locations in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, LA or Washington, DC, or purchase online here.
The Row + Oliver Peoples sunglasses
Protect your peepers and your stylish reputation with these super sunnies at Capitol in Charlotte, NC. Designed by The Row + Oliver Peoples, the swank frames couldn’t say summer any louder if they tried! At $450, they’re a bit pricy, but can you really put a price tag on the number of compliments you’ll receive? We think not! Find them at Capitol in Charlotte or online here.
Slide into these comfy summer sandals, and you’ll instantly turn heads. The Jane sandal by Ceri Hoover is designed for everyday wear and is versatile enough to wear to the beach or out to dinner apres swim. Fine leather upper and an all-wood heel ensure this will be your go-to slip-on for years to come. Available in moss or black, you can link up with Jane at Ceri Hoover’s flagship store in Nashville, TN, or purchase online for $195 here.
And for him …
If your man is due for a swimsuit upgrade, here are some tastefully playful options. These Peter Millar swimsuits are perfectly dapper and come in bold, colorful prints. Find them for $85 each at Oak Hall, with locations in Memphis and Nashville, TN, or shop them online here.
Mini emergency kit
In a pinch for some serious summer necessities? Beach, please! We have you covered! These mini emergency kits are perfect for the beach bag, pool bag, golf bag, you name it! The small water-resistant package includes everything from hair ties and aloe to a flip-flop fixer and safety pins. Find this little lifesaver at Woo Skincare and Cosmetics, with locations in Charlotte, Atlanta and Nashville, for $14 each.
Consider yourself prepped and ready for a festive, fashionable summer ahead! Happy shopping!!
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