We are full-on fall in October! It’s time for casual get-togethers, Halloween décor and tailgating fun, but remember to balance all of the fun with routine healthy choices. And with trick-or-treating coming up soon, why not reward yourself with an occasional treat from one of our wonderful local boutiques? Enjoy a look our October FINDS 2014!
Are you entertaining this month? These Memphis shops are stocked with everything you need to have a colorful Halloween party or a festive fall get-together.
Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts has to-go cups that say “Boo,” custom-made by their design team, plus a host of other Halloween supplies and favors. Set of cups, $12.
Do you have a trick-or-treater? Then you need one of these adorable bags from Mrs. Post. Halloween treat bags are $12 for the small monsters; $15 for oversized bags.
For the imaginative decorator, there are many possibilities for these fun, hand-painted sugar skull masks at Spruce, $48 each.
This glassware collection would look wonderful on display in your home wet bar or a hunting lodge. What a great gift for anyone who is looking forward to duck season! Available at Lucky Duck Gifts in The Peabody, these hand-blown Murano glasses are made in Italy. They range from $95 to $110 per glass and are available in champagne, wine and martini sizes.
Seasonal paper products
Upgrade your fall get-together with a combination of paper products in this season’s palette. Caspari cocktail napkins, $6.50, and guest towels, $8.75; found at The Stovall Collection.
Need inspiration for a fall planter or centerpiece? We found it at Millstone Marketplace & Nursery! Let the experts at Millstone help you create an original arrangement for your home or event this season.
‘Tis the season of tailgating for your favorite team! Need gear? Each of these shops has a great selection for celebrating your school with a full range of essentials and themed novelties.
Bulldogs and more are covered at RSVP!
Rebels (as well as other teams!) are in good hands at Social.
Arkansas? Tennessee? Auburn and more? Don’t worry, we have you covered, too, at Lisa Mallory’s Interior Design Shop!
We spotted this key layering piece you can dress up or down at Lavish. The tank works underneath sweaters and jackets for fall, and if you have a cocktail party on the calendar, it’s a great stand-alone top as well, $190.
Are you a vintage gal? Then Loudean’s in Cooper-Young is your shop! This Cooper Young boutique (next to the Java Café) is the exclusive retailer in Memphis for the popular linen line FLAX, a fun — and ultra-comfortable — grouping perfect for layering. This is the “Dame” blouse from the FLAX Traveler 2014 collection, $96, pictured alone (left) and as a layering piece (right).
A necklace with rustic charm by Amy Wells, a local jewelry designer. Available at Loni’s Fashions, $98.
The Tom Horn Collection is new to Kittie Kyle: Wonderful leather bags handmade in San Miguel. Clutches and small bags are $175 to $199; larger bags are $350 to $399.
Memphis can now find Peter Nappi at Oak Hall! Designed in Nashville and handmade in Tuscany, Peter Nappi premium leather products are a distinctive blend of Italian heritage and American personality. The Nina clutch by Peter Nappi, $325, is sophisticated and minimalistic in style with just enough room for essentials.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Versatile day-to-night palette from Bobbi Brown. The Smokey Nudes Collection for eyes features eight mix-and-match shades in soft matte, sparkle and metallic finishes for looks that can be subtle or dramatic for fall and winter months; $65 at Joseph.
New coffee café
Muddy’s Bake Shop has a new relative: Muddy’s Grind House. Owner Kat Gordon and her team are bringing the same talent and entrepreneurial enthusiasm they bring to the bake shop into this coffee café, located in Cooper Young.
One of Memphis’ best Sunday brunch options is Alchemy, open 10:3o a.m. until 3 p.m. for food, and until 4 p.m. at the bar. (That’s half an hour earlier than many places open!) They have the bloody Mary and mimosa bar going all day, and guests receive an order pad with a variety of options (think: sushi order pad) for building their own mimosa or bloody.
The Southern Pantry
A clever concept by Memphis’ own Jennifer Chandler, this cookbook is filled with recipes for dishes you can make with items that you already have in the pantry! New on the shelves this month! The Southern Pantry Cookbook: 105 Recipes Already Hiding in Your Kitchen (Hardcover), $26.99, Booksellers at Laurelwood.
Goodnight Memphis is a children’s book written just for the city’s smallest residents by Grace Skertich. It is illustrated by local artist David Lynch. Look for your copy at several local bookstores and shops. We found ours at RSVP Baby, $16.95.
Your Supper Solution
You can cook, follow recipes and get a meal whipped up, but do you dread the constant planning? This is your solution! Memphis-based nutritionist and entrepreneur Leslie Schilling has just launched an online monthly membership service — Your Supper Solution — that delivers weekly dinner menus. You will never have to ask,”What’s for dinner” again! Less than a $1 per day: A monthly subscription is $29.95.
Another new digital option for Memphians this season is your new curated map to the best of the best in our city brought to you by yours truly, StyleBlueprint: the SB Guide! If you haven’t had a chance to peruse our newest product in Memphis, check it out! We know you will “FIND” what you are looking for at all of these great local businesses!
Thank you for spending time with StyleBlueprint Memphis today! We hope your month is filled with lots of October treats!