The Easter bunny has hopped along, and now our thoughts turn to warm breezes, blooming flowers and freshening up our own little worlds for spring! We hope you enjoy our April FINDS as much as we do!
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Personalized wire art
We discovered these darling Kind Crawford wire door/wall hangings at a recent pop-up market; artist Sarah Kindelan Crawford sculpts the wire to create personalized sayings, family crests (a great wedding gift) and whimsical sayings. They are priced at $30 and up. Check out her offerings in her Etsy store.
Filled with flowers, grouped in pairs or hung on a door, these jute wall baskets from Sheffield’s Antiques are just the ticket for a quick and inexpensive spring refresh of any space. $28.95 each
Fido will sleep tight and fashionably in a new dog bed from Ménage Fine Stationery. Choose from patterns in stock, or pick your fabric to match your décor. Best of all, they are pup-approved by Mister, the shop dog. $36 to $178
Whimsical sculptured plants
A sure sign of spring is found at Millstone Market, where this floral sculptured plant caught our eye. From Bountiful Farms, this fantasy flower comes in two sizes and is perfect for those of us with brown thumbs who want to pretend we are gardeners. $398 and $598
Stop and smell the city – in a totally fabulous way — with custom-scented candles with a Memphis twist. Choose from Central Gardens, Cooper Street, Front & Union, Farm Park Market and more, locally made just for me and mrs. jones by Mary Clare White Candle Company. These soy-based babies are $18, and have a 70-hour burn time. They are available at me and mrs. jones.
The perfect white shirt
Something else you can never have enough of – a perfect white shirt – including this eyelet version with a pleated empire waist by HD at Anthropologie in Saddle Creek. $88
These little bits of spring from Social add a whimsical dash to any outfit at a fab price. $8
In politics, a flip-flop is not a good thing – but these jazzy M missoni flip-flops, $75 at Kittie Kyle, are just the ticket for warm weather.
We can’t pick just one. Seriously. Virtue and Luxe by Virtue tassel necklaces at Bella Vita, $45 and up
If the peepers aren’t as sharp as they used to be, grab a pair of darling Lilly Pulitzer readers from The Pink Door. They are available in a variety of magnification and styles for $68.
Get your summer glow on – without those harmful UV rays – with Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Brick, available in four color palettes at Joseph. The multitoned powder combines the warmth of a bronzer and the soft flush of a blush for serious glow. $46
Take a bit of luxury on the road with this lush McEvoy Ranch travel set from Mighty Olive. The set – our personal fave is the blood orange version – comes with lotion, body wash, bath salts and lip balm. $33
Here’s one for the guys at Dixie Pickers: a Volunteer Traditions’ gingham-checked, cotton-poplin shirt with the distinctive three-star symbol of Tennessee. $89
The Apothecary Fairy – we just adore that moniker! – adds a bit of beauty to the bath with her line of handmade soaps, lotions and shampoo bars. From $7 and up, you can find the fairy’s products at the Memphis Farmers Market and the Trolley Stop.
Genius. That’s what we think of the Tripcast app, which allows you to upload your iPhone photos, create captions or comments and share them out to your friends and family, who can follow along on your travels, either through the app or online. The app is free on iTunes. Download!
J Vineyards Brut Rosé
Full disclosure – we’re sitting in Healdsburg, CA, as we type this entry, after the most amazing day of wine and food pairings ever. One of our stops was J Vineyards & Winery, where we were greeted with a glass of its Brut Rosé – and we’re hooked. Available at Buster’s, $39.99
Flavor Mavens Herbs
Remember that pop-up shop where we discovered the handmade soap? It’s also where we discovered Flavor Mavens Herbs. Offering herbs and teas, Flavor Mavens calls DeSoto County home, and all of its ingredients are grown without chemicals. Herb blends, $7
Collierville’s go-to cheesecake shop serves up a mighty big and tasty selection of cheesecake – a must-stop after a day of shopping on the square. Choose from the usual suspects, or indulge in one of the weekly specials – our vote is for the Orange Creamsicle. $5.95 a slice or $38 and up for the whole enchilada
J. Brooks Coffee
A bag of local brew can help you get your day started, Memphis-style. Find a variety options from J. Brooks, both in full beans and grounded versions at Miss Cordelia’s, Germantown Hardware and High Point Grocery. $9.99
Have you downloaded the StyleBlueprint app? It’s a fabulous resource for restaurants, shopping and events in Memphis and beyond. Our SB Guide, all bundled into this easy-to-navigate app. Travel to Nashville and Birmingham and know where to go, or stay right here in Memphis … all within this one app. More cities will be added this year, including Louisville and Atlanta (and a few more!). Perfect for someone who wants to stay in touch with their city and tourists alike! We have added more than 60 businesses since the app launched two weeks ago, and more are being added each week. It just gets better and better … and it’s FREE! Download HERE.