I have been looking forward to February since the first snow of January. Now, an endless amount of snow and days of arctic temperatures later, we are finally here! SB FINDS this month are all about love: love of Valentine’s Day, love of color, love of fashion, love of food, love of drink and love of home.
Chocolate Truffle Soaps
Don’t they look good enough to eat? Well, don’t. Wash with them! These are Chocolate Truffle Soaps by Savon, sold locally at Les Filles in SoFo. There are six soaps in a box for $12. www.facebook.com
Love Bug Chocolates
Here’s the real edible chocolate from Cellar Door Chocolates. These love bugs are available for $13 a box at the Oxmoor Mall and Butchertown locations. cellardoorchocolate.com
Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates
What’s special about these chocolates is that the heart-shaped box is chocolate, too, and everything is hand painted. You can eat the WHOLE thing! Available at Ghyslain for $26. ghyslain.com
Special Valentines, Cards and Postcards
These Valentines look like special pieces of art, perfect for that someone special in your life. Available at Urban Farmhouse Market for $3.25 each. www.theurbanfarmhousemarket.com
Old-Fashioned Valentine Comics
Valentine comics from 60 years ago can be found at 2023 Antiques on Frankfort Avenue. Definitely a “laugh for everyone”! These are $12.
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies, by Cokie Roberts
Behind every strong, successful man is an even stronger woman. Cokie Roberts expounded on this notion in her 2004 book, Founding Mothers, about the wives of the Founding Fathers. She has adapted this book into a children’s book titled Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. Both titles are well worth adding to your family’s library. Available at Carmichael’s Bookstore for $17.99. www.carmichaelsbookstore.com
GOOD EATS AND DRINKS
This Mexican chocolate mocha is a treat with coffee, chocolate and a kick of spice. It’s a perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Available at Red Hot Roasters. www.redhotroasters.com
La Peche Gourmet to Go and Cafe (Re-opened)
Louisvillians, rejoice! For La Peche has re-opened, and all of our favorites are still on the menu. Next to Lilly’s, it’s open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. (Have the shrimp capellini! Trust us.)
Beautiful with your winter white or your Valentine’s Day red, this necklace from W&M Custom Jewelry has champagne crystals and a gold chain. Available for $145. wandmjewelry.com
This tunic is from Colonial Designs, which is expanding its inventory beyond furniture, flowers and decor and into clothing, jewelry and purses. This cowl-neck tunic, at $99, is just one of a bigger selection of Gretchen Scott designs. colonialdesigns.net
These Cosabella Dolce Babydoll nightgowns are so comfortable and come in so many colors! Get a red one for Valentine’s Day and this green one for St. Patrick’s Day. Available locally at Blink Boutique for $110. www.blinklouisville.com
I’m ready to ditch thick winter scarves and think about my spring scarf wardrobe. A good place to start is the Local Shop at Nanz & Kraft, where these infinity scarves are handmade by a local artisan. Available in several colors for $38. www.nanzandkraft.com
This is a Peruvian baby alpaca sweater that is available in more than 50 colors and in other styles — such as V-neck, vest, one-quarter zip and cardigan. Featured here is the sweatshirt model, available at The Fashion Post for $195. www.thefashionpost.com
FOR THE HOME
Oh, how I love a pop of color on a dreary day, especially when orange and pink are involved! This beauty is at Tassels for $99. www.tasselslouisville.com
Fill it with anything you desire or leave it empty — either way, it is a great modern statement in your decor. These bottles are at Robin’s Nest Interiors (near Lakeforest) for $59 each.
These are too adorable to pass up, and yes, you have to buy the set so they can look at each other! These elephants lie on the edges of your bookshelves. Available at Details — the small one is $39.99, and the large one is $59.99. www.detailslouisville.com
Have a bright and cheery February (fingers crossed.)!