Now that we have sharpened all of our pencils for fall, let’s put the finishing touches on ourselves. In honor of our style, good health, healthy appetites and, of course, football, here are a few finds to welcome the arrival of September in Memphis!
From football parties through New Year’s Eve, this modern aluminum cooler will update any bar area, casual or formal. Available at Ryan Patrick’s boutique: www.ryanpatricksalon.com.
Do you have any walls begging for a little more color but don’t want to make a major art investment right now? While we usually think of Palladio for antique furniture shopping, this venue is also a great place to find that missing piece of art for your home. Starting at $95, the variety available in one place makes your selection easier. For more information, click here: www.thepalladiogroup.com.
Who are you rooting for this fall? Just in, Mydrap college beverage napkins! The perfect tailgating and party hosting accessory, perforated napkin rolls come on a roll and are 100% cotton, washable and reusable. Prices vary according to napkin sizes. Available at Social. www.facebook.com/SocialAGraciousLiving
Need a king-size mattress but you only have two twins? Convert the twins to meet your needs with this quick-fix. Made of soft and supportive hypo-allergenic polyurethane foam, this bed bridge “bridges the gap,” leaving no ridges or lumps. Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond: www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
These custom makeup bags from Heather Cosmetics can be personalized with a monogram or a logo. Available in all sizes and ranges of prices: www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Cosmetic-Boutique.
Bottom Lash Mascara
A recent discovery, Clinique makes mascara just for bottom lashes, complete with a much smaller brush so the task does not end in a splotchy mess underneath your eyes. It is also waterproof. Available at Sephora or your favorite Clinique counter: www.sephora.com
A variety of graphic tees at the Lavish Boutique that give this fall trend a sophisticated and tasteful answer. lavishmemphis.com
More Therapy has a comfy smoking shoe from Me Too that will be a staple in your fall / winter collection. The price is right, so I may just go ahead and buy two pairs! www.facebook.com/MoreTherapy
FOOD AND FUN
The Wiseacre Brewing Company opened to the public on Labor Day weekend. Visit their tap room to sample Memphis’s newest craft beer venue: fuzzybrew.com.
Hot from the Oven
This news is hot from the oven: The long awaited East Memphis location of our legendary Broadway Pizza House (Elvis’ favorite!) is set to be complete by October 2013. I heard it straight from owners Denny and Dewana Ishee! Watch for the doors to open soon on Mendenhall (right behind the Belmont Grill!) broadwaypizzamemphis.com
Memphis is excited about the recent opening of Frost Bake Shop in Laurelwood! www.frostbakeshop.com
Did You Read the Book?
Do you like to be the only one in the group who has not read the book? This thought-provoking thriller series will hit the theaters in spring 2014. Grab the book now so you will have time to finish the series before then. Anyone who has read Divergent says you cannot put it down! divergentseries.net
Feed the Giraffes
Fun for all ages, feed the giraffes at the Memphis Zoo through October. Feeding times are 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays throught Sundays. New to us here at SB, and a memorable outing (as well as great photo op; the giraffees are really hams!) www.memphiszoo.org/giraffefeedingadventure
Track Your Workout
The Soleus GPS 2.0 fitness tracker helps you keep track of your run, walk, hike or bike. It also tracks calories burned during your workouts. Take the guesswork out of your exercise routine by getting this handy device at the Breakaway Running store: breakawaymemphis.com
Happy September, arguably one of the best months of the year!
Be sure to check out what our other SB sister cities have on their FINDS lists today, too!