Hey, back-to-schoolers, busy professionals and weary mothers, August is a month when errands must be run. Summer is coming to a close, and we think this list of finds will make the transition into early fall a delightfully local and pleasant experience!
Custom Table Linens
A festival for your table has just arrived at Lisa Mallory Linens. SFERRA, known for creating some of the finest bed, bath and table linens in the world, is now available at Lisa Mallory Linens. SFERRA’s “Festival” line of table linens includes 101 colors in a range of bold, luscious hues found in all of today’s best-selling dinnerware. These European woven linens are finished with a single row of hemstitching, and they are machine washable. Customize your table with everything from cocktail napkins to tablecloths, and monogramming is available. Great gift idea, too! Prices range from $25 to $225. Found at Lisa Mallory Linens. lisamallorydesign.com
These handcrafted wooden bowls and serving pieces are a wonderful addition to your tablescape. When you are not tossing a salad with them, they would be a versatile, stand-alone decorative item for any room in the house. Multiple sizes and shapes are available, and each one is uniquely exquisite! Utensils are $45 each, and the bowls start at $210. Available at Social.
These mosaic frames are simultaneously modern and traditional. They would fit any interior vignette, and they would be an ideal gift for anyone, even the men on your list! Frames start at $37 and are available at Menage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
GIFTS & NOTIONS
Candle No. 901 – The scent of Memphis, “a city smoked with soul.” Deep from Memphis’ history comes “the grit of her people — a sweet saucy temptation that brings you back to her Bluffs, again and again.” Basically, this classic choice from the Khakiman collection smells like “a warm, beautiful, sweet slab of BBQ ribs”! A few of the Khakiman’s candles created for early fall 2014 are: No. 7, No. 64 and No. 662. These new scents are inspired by everything from worn leather chairs to sage to a garden of prize tomatoes! Stop in to sample all the Khakiman collection and read the wonderful descriptions he includes with each scent. $36 at Social.
Coasters with a personal touch are a perfect gift for any occasion. They’re an especially perfect hostess gift! Coasters are $58 for 50 and $90 for 100. Available at The Stovall Collection. stovallcollection.com
For last-minute inquiries regarding dorm bedding, Blue Moon cannot take orders without a rush charge (price ranges depend on the size of the order and how quickly the product is needed). But, for anyone in a hurry to design a beautiful dorm room, Blue Moon has tons of great samples used in their showroom and for trunk shows that are up for grabs! Call for an appointment to see all of their beautiful samples, or set aside a time to work with a designer over the phone. bluemoonbedding.com
Attention students of all ages who are working on a back-to-school wardrobe: Did you know that if you bring your valid ID to More Therapy, you receive 15% off of your purchase?
If you have someone you want to start a collection for, perhaps commemorating special occasions or benchmark events, these eternity rings in a combination of precious stones would be a wonderful, timeless idea. Prices vary according to style and stone selection. Available at Peter D. Poole Fine Jewelers Inc.
The Hazen Jewelry story began in 2002 with a spectacularly talented 9-year-old girl and 35 loose pearls. Inspired by her grandmother’s abundant collection of eclectic costume jewelry, Taylor Miller’s curious venture of repurposing an old pearl necklace led to the launch of Hazen Jewelry by 2003. Today, Taylor continues to share her passion and creative flair with others through distinctive collections that make up the Hazen line.
This timeless twist on the classic pearl bracelet, $72, is one of her newest, shown here paired with gold bangles. Bracelets by this designer range in price from $40 to $100. Hazen Jewelry is sold in boutiques and specialty stores worldwide, and Memphis has a wonderful selection from this designer available at Gild the Lily.
Clip-on Vintage Earrings
These vintage clip-ons from the ’50s and ’60s are hand-selected by Hoot + Louise owner Anna Avant and her local vintage vendor, Le Saispas. Prices range from $18 to $28; available at Hoot + Louise on South Main. hootandlouise.bigcartel.com
Hurry in to grab a pair of these clever, Elvis-inspired earrings by Carole Manley. We are coming up on Elvis Week, so these will go fast! More Elvis styles are available, as well as other whimsical pieces by this local jewelry designer. Prices range from $25 to $35; available at Muse Inspired Fashion on South Main. museinspiredfashion.com
Colorful Cotton Top
This blouse by cino is 100% cotton, a perfect long-sleeved yet lightweight option for early fall, $124. Available at the Sorelle boutique.
This organic bamboo maxi is the flattering, versatile, oh-so-comfortable summer dress that anyone would enjoy during warm-weather months. Add a sweater or jacket, and you are ready for early fall! $90, available at Spruce. spruceshop.com
This Minnie Rose cashmere poncho is a must for fall comfort, and it’s great for transitioning into cooler weather. It can be worn over a light tank for warmer weather or a cozy turtleneck in the winter. It comes in winter white and French gray (a chromatic gray with warm brown tones), and they are $198. There is also a cotton-blend, fringed version of this poncho, and more styles are on the way as fall approaches! Available at Lavish.
Get ready to layer! Update your fall wardrobe with a custom sweater by Skif. This collection is known for the comfort and style of their predetermined patterns, but they are able to make small alterations such as adding to or subtracting from sleeve length. Customers can also choose unique color combinations before ordering a sweater to maximize customization. (Stay tuned, because Skif is having a Memphis trunk show in September.) Read more about Skif on StyleBlueprint: Embrace Sweater Weather with Skif; available at Kittie Kyle.
Rag & Bone Apparel
Joseph recently welcomed a shipment of rag & bone. They have apparel, shoes and bags from this collection, and we have identified a few great pieces! The bootie, called the Newbury, is VERY hot this year; it is $495 and comes in multiple colors. The colorblock cardigan is $325 and can be worn with anything, most anywhere. The large hobo bag is $795. Perhaps bypass purchasing several handbags over the season and buy one really fabulous and versatile bag like this one. When you are ready to move these items from your wish list to your closet, they are all available at Joseph! josephstores.com
Welcome Lansky’s Back to Beale
Lansky’s, “Clothier to the King,” has shopping for everyone with four concepts within the lobby of The Peabody Hotel, as well as online shopping! And last week, they officially re-opened their very first location, 126 Beale St. at the corner of Beale and Second. It is a beautiful new store with lots of Memphis memories! lanskybros.com
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Sombre vs. Ombré
Trend alert: Hair painting is in, even shades of pale pink and icy blue! (Yes, moms, your daughter may want a few of these colorful highlights for the October Katy Perry concert in Memphis!) Our summary of the many hair-coloring trends for 2014 is that your highlights should be less pronounced, ultra-subtle and natural looking, as exemplified by the ladies with long, flowing locks below. The term you will hear now is sombre, a newer and softer version of the ombré. Go for a more natural look in 2014 that emphasizes blended, brighter hair achieved with the technique of hair painting. Available at Capelli.
Lashes and Brows
Heather has two miracle products you should try if you want to enhance your lashes and brows. NeuLASH® lash-enhancing serum is made with vitamins, plant extracts and peptides that help soothe, protect and hydrate lashes while promoting fuller, healthier-looking lashes in as little as four weeks. NeuBROW® is a brow-enhancing serum that nourishes, soothes, moisturizes and protects eyebrows with proteins, peptides, essential oils and vitamins for fuller, healthier-looking natural brows in just 30 days. Both products are from Skin Research Laboratories. neuLASH is $150, and neuBROW is $100. Also, Heather is offering a 15% discount for anyone’s first visit to their new, full-service spa! Treat yourself! When you stop by to grab your lash and brow products, stay for the spa treatment of your choice at Heather Boutique and Spa.
Swe-Thai massage combines Western massage techniques with an ancient Eastern form of medical massage. Some of these techniques date back 2,500 years! Amanda Tacker, who has been a massage therapist for more than 15 years, recently added Swe-Thai massage techniques to her repertoire. She is incorporating these specialized techniques and stretches into her regular massage sessions by request, at no additional charge. A one-hour session for a massage is $85. A 90-minute massage is $120. But the addition of Swe-Thai during your session is currently a complimentary service! This offer will be available for a limited time, so schedule your appointment with Amanda at the Ryan Patrick Salon and Boutique soon! ryanpatricksalon.com
Interim Restaurant & Bar has a new approach to lunch. Their daily specials now emphasize fresh and delicious AND light and quick, especially perfect for professionals and busy errand-runners who want to upgrade their lunch break but are short on time. To expedite your dine-in experience, the daily lunch menu now includes an option for ordering soup, salad, sandwich and dessert to be served all on one plate. The daily lunch specials are $13. For a heartier option, they have added a Farmer’s Lunch Special, served on one plate, available for $15. interimrestaurant.com
Memphis Style at The Beard House
A toast to Chef Keith Bambrick of McEwen’s on Monroe! We found out that Memphis’ own Chef Bambrick will be serving a special dinner on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at The James Beard House in New York City. Tell your NYC friends (especially any Southern transplants) to attend! Members $130, general public $170, jamesbeard.org. If we can’t make it all the way to New York for dinner, we can enjoy a wonderful meal prepared by Chef Bambrick at McEwen’s on Monroe instead! mcewensmemphis.com
LEGO watches for children have been around for some time, but given the brand’s popularity among people of all ages, the Danish toy company now has a series of adult wristwatches that feature as many swappable parts as the kids’ versions. The pieces in the LEGO Watch System, such as bracelet links and bezels, can be interchanged. Analog and digital watches are included as part of the first series, with some featuring additional functions such as day/date, chronograph and calendar. LEGO watches, $100, at Peter D. Poole Fine Jewelers Inc.
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Have time for one more poolside read this summer? “Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars) An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. $24.26; available at the Booksellers at Laurelwood. thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com Adieu to summer … and next month, onward to autumn!
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