Memphis puts its happy face on in spring and summer. And why not? After a long winter, we’re ready for some fun. There’s plenty ahead, from city-wide celebrations to intimate porch parties, backyard barbecues, beach gatherings and poolside dinners. It’s smile season, and these spring and summer FINDS will help you do just that!
These fun pieces from Betsey Johnson Swimwear will make bathing suit a blast! Find the floral bikini top, $68; maroon halter top, $78; and high-waisted retro bottom, $54, at A Fitting Place.
Made in the shade
These Margo by MYKITA sunglasses are a modern take on the traditional aviator style. With stainless steel frames and bronze lenses with gold flash mirror finish, these shades are lightweight, super durable and ultra stylish. Find them for $519 at Eclectic Eye.
Heavy makeup and Memphis heat do not play well together. Instead, brush on this lightweight, mineral-enriched powder bronzer in mixed complementary shades for a radiant glow. Find it for $38 at Heather Boutique and Spa.
Walking in Memphis
When are shoes works of art? When they’re these Res Ipsa loafers, crafted from vintage asymmetric hand-woven Turkish rugs. Each shoe is one of a kind! Find a pair for $245 at James Davis.
Top it off
Summer outfits call for a light touch, like this crocheted top and handcrafted necklace made with semi-precious stones. Find the top for $235 and the necklace for $118 at Lori James.
If your days in the sun are a thing of the past, and you’re more interested in turning back the clock, there are plenty of new anti-aging options available. If you love to dabble with new treatments, you may be interested in Vollure, the latest treatment from Juvederm, which can last up to 18 months. Find it at McDonald Murrmann Center for Skin, Laser and Healthy Aging. Price based upon consultation.
Guys, ditch those raggedy old swim trunks. It’s time to pull on a dapper new Peter Millar swimsuit in a bold, colorful print. Find them for $85 each at Oak Hall.
Since accessories make the outfit, freshen things up with this striking river-stone and metallic sandalwood necklace. Find it for $98 at Sorelle Boutique.
In the bag
Skip the humdrum beach accessories, and grab this bag and sun hat combo. The hat will protect you from the hot summer sun, and the bag is big enough for a day’s outing. Plus, there’s no mistaking where you’re headed when you sport this ensemble! Find the bag for $28 and the hat for $16 at The Pink Nest.
FOR THE LITTLE LADIES
Stylish to a T
Who needs a towel when you can cover up in this Turkish T hoodie? Made of luxurious Turkish cotton, it’s perfect for throwing on after a dip. Find it for $48 at Falling Into Place.
You go, girl!
Whatever the age, a girl just wants to look great! This Anavini smocked dress is the perfect go-to summer frock for the younger ones, and it’s perfect for almost any occasion. Find it for $82 at Cotton Tails.
Little swimmers can go “undercover” in this cute Mud Pie Baby popsicle print cover up. Find it for $34.95 at RSVP Baby.
EAT AND DRINK
Clean eating and drinking
There’s even more to love at City Silo Table + Pantry. A new wine and beer menu offers a wide selection from prosecco to Glutiny Golden Ale, a gluten-reduced beer. Sip and savor on City Silo’s new patio. Find wine, $9 a glass or $34 a bottle, and beer, starting at $5, at City Silo Table + Pantry.
The new summer menu at I Love Juice Bar is the ticket for a satisfying meal. The almond butter sandwich, made with organic almond butter, strawberries, apple slices and more, is pure summer between two slices of 21-grain bread. Find it for $5.95, along with other new sandwiches, at I Love Juice Bar.
THIS AND THAT
Nobody wants hot dip in the summer. This portable dip chiller will keep your fave dip on ice at any picnic or poolside gathering. Find it for $34 at Southern Avenue Company.
Pets are family, too. So, treat them accordingly with a brightly colored Fiesta dinnerware bowl. Find them in various colors and sizes, ranging from $7.99 to $26.99, at Hollywood Feed.
Here’s to a sunny, fun-filled May!
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