Most of you are familiar with our monthly SB Finds. Luxe Loves, a new quarterly feature for SB Louisville, can be best described as a local finds with no price limit and the utmost in quality. They are all truly luxurious and very local. So while many of these may be a little out of our budgetary comfort zone, a girl (or guy) can dream, right?
Charleston is a must-do trip. The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island is the icing on the cake for this area. Here you can have the best of both worlds. It’s close enough to drive to Charleston to shop or eat in town and then return to Kiawah to the Sanctuary, where this resort truly lives up to its name. With its top-notch spa, dining, golf and tennis, not to mention a great pool, this place is the entire package. For more information, visit their website here: www.kiawahresort.com.
FOR THE HOME
This sofa by Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams is 85 inches of luxurious soft chartreuse fabric. Available at Scout for $3,050, it would be the centerpiece of any room. scoutonmarket.com
This teal malachite lamp with brass accents is reminiscent of Tony Duquette’s design aesthetic. He was a famous L.A.-based, mid-century designer. This can be ordered at The Lee W. Robinson Co. and retails for $1,764. www.leewrobinson.com
Use it to serve drinks, display objets d’art or as a centerpiece on your table. This silver tray with leather handles would look great in your home, however you choose to use it. It is available at Circe SWAG for $435. www.circeswag.com
This natural teak side table is beautiful by itself. Available at Digs for $725, it is a natural fit with your outdoor living space. digshomeandgarden.com
OBJETS D’ ART
A decorative container and a beautiful silver starfish are all so coastal and summery atop a dresser. These lovely pieces are available at Fleur de Lis. The starfish is $72, and the decorative box is $80. www.facebook.com
It’s warmer now, and it’s time to lose the heavy bedding from winter. Try this ensemble from Peacock Alley with a lightweight matelasse coverlet and linen sheets. In light shades of neutrals with tons of pattern and texture, this set is sold at The Curtain Exchange. The Vienna Queen Duvet Cover is $655. Vienna Shams are $160 each. The Corsica Euro Shams are $180 each. The Montauk Queen Coverlet is $360. thecurtainexchange.com
NARS Satin Lip Pencil offers statement shades with rich, color-bright pigments. This shade, Villa Lante, is the perfect summer pink. The jumbo pencil format makes it easy to apply as both a liner and all-over color. Available at Sephora for $25. www.sephora.com
A favorite product of many local makeup artists, with a great brush and even greater smell, this mascara is worth every penny. It’s Diorshow and retails for $25. It also comes in a waterproof formula so you can wear it to the beach or the pool. www.sephora.com
Stackable Diamond Bands
Like a potato chip, it’s hard to have just one of these delicate rings. In this case, more is better. Available in rose, yellow or white gold and platinum, these start at $600. Available at Jordan Clines Jewelers. jordanclinesjewelers.com
Vintage Chanel Handbag
This should be on your bucket list of things to buy: a Chanel handbag. This one is from the flagship store in Paris, evidenced by the two-tone C’s. One is silver, one is gold. This is a classic black, quilted-leather handbag and is in excellent condition. Sold at Monkee’s of Louisville for $3,300. Monkee’s carries a variety of vintage Chanel handbags. www.monkeesoflouisville.com
While the Chanel handbag might be nice to have, every gal needs a real big purse or tote for everything else in life. These woven leather totes at Rodes for Her are perfect. This bag by Massimo comes in a natural leather color or black; it retails for $1,150.
Woven Beach Tote
These beach totes, made by Dash & Albert, come in small, medium or large. Shown here are the large for $98 and the medium for $78. These are a little sturdier than your average bag and will last forever. They hold everything from your laptop to your beach and pool gear. Available at Dover House & Mercantile. www.facebook.com
Shoshanna has covetable dresses and swimsuits alike. Try these two darling bikinis at Blink Boutique to see. The green two-piece retails for $122 for the top and $80 for the bottom. The blue-and-red bikini retails for $80 for the top and $86 for the bottom. www.blinklouisville.com
Summer Cashmere Cardigan
Though the thought of cashmere in the summer sounds crazy, this wrap cardigan will be a staple in your wardrobe. Think about traveling, cold restaurants or anyplace where you need just a hint of warmth. This Clarabelle cashmere cardigan comes in blue, orange, lime and oatmeal. Its extra-long length and open front make it a perfect layering piece. Available at J. McLaughlin for $355. www.jmclaughlin.com
This nightgown is nice enough to call a tunic and wear over white jeans all summer. It’s a nightgown, though, that you can get at Bedded Bliss. It comes in white with gray, blue or white embroidery and retails for $71. www.beddedblisslinens.com
Summer weddings, graduations, you name it. There are a lot of events in the summer where your man is going to need a summer sportcoat. This beautiful silk and wool windowpane sportcoat is made by Southwick and retails for $825. Available at The Fashion Post. www.thefashionpost.com
Stop drooling. Get out there and treat yourself!