We’ve learned to keep our heads on a constant swivel as we spend the summer exploring Nashville. We can’t help but feel grateful for all the local spots that give us so many gems to help us host a summer gathering, shop for our kiddos and dress us for all of our summer adventures. All in all, we’ve compiled 24 items from some local businesses to give you a great variety of excellent finds. Check out what we’ve found!
FOR YOUR HOME
The rustic touch of these white candlesticks from Home Inspired can give any surface or countertop in your home added elegance and extra height. We love the idea of pairing them beside seasonal flowers, a stack of books or simply topping a wooden chest. For $99 and $66, these will fabulously accessorize your interior.
Bowl and servers
‘Tis the season of hosting! This wave bowl and matching servers will dress your summer table and elevate your spread. We love the unique coloring of this set — a refreshing look even on the hottest of days. Walk away with this magical blue bowl, $150, and servers, $40 per pair, from Corzine & Co. for some seriously eye-catching outdoor serving.
Horseshoe oil paintings
The collection of fine art at Bennett Galleries never fails to bring us unique pieces, like these small horseshoe paintings from local artist Lisa Taylor. The Lucky Horsehoe series of 4-by-4-inch oil on panel will add a pop of color to any area of your home. Get each painting for $190.
Just imagine the poolside meals you can enjoy on these white melamine pieces! We’re already brainstorming the colorful salads and grilled dinners we will serve on these square plates, which add a fun twist to your classic white tableware collection. Available at AshBlue for $14 each.
Summer is in full bloom, and we are eager to find something colorful to hold our vibrant arrangements. These medium ($49.99) and large ($69.99) blue Inca planters from Bates Nursery and Garden Center will add a fun and eye-catching touch to your patio or doorstep. Pay Bates a visit, and you can walk away with beautiful pots like these and choose from their large selection of greenery to fill them!
Not only is this a backgammon tray, but it’s also an adorable piece of decor. Epergne shows us one of our most beloved old-school board games with a modern touch for a home piece that will bring family and friends together. With reversible boards and charming colors, this tray is worth the investment and is a stunning addition to any room. Find it for $565.
When the oppressive July humidity sets it, we crave a fabulous scent to transform our space. These Cortina candles from Vignette, in the tobacco flower scent, will infuse a home with a delightful aroma. Grab the 48-ounce candle for $92 or the 11-ounce candle for $36, and make it your home’s signature scent.
In the summer, we love casual jewelry that goes with everything. These Chan Luu wrap bracelets at Boutique Bella are the perfect accessory to be paired with any summer look. For $176, gift a friend — or yourself — this neutral accent that can be worn with just about anything.
Give the gift of local home goods this summer! This 100% cotton dish towel maps out some of our favorite spots in Nashville for the cutest taste of the Music City. Whether you are welcoming someone to town, bringing a hostess gift or simply dressing your home, this item from Sanctuary South for $20 will surely touch a special note.
FOR YOUR SUMMER TRENDS
Hold on while we grab our sunglasses and beach read! If there’s anything we need to secure before heading to our sandy oceanfront lounging, it is a great bag to hold all of our beach necessities. The adorable handle and playful pom-poms accent this essential for all your vacation must-haves. Snag this find from Hemline for $110.
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We are absolutely swooning over this auburn midi-length dress from Oak Hall. The recent 12,000-square-foot expansion of the store has (thankfully) given us some fabulous pieces for women, like this dress from Karolina Zmarlak. At $1,095, it’s definitely an indulgence (or an aspirational piece of attire), but it’s perfect for both daytime and evening summer gatherings, which helps us to justify the investment.
Is there a better summer shoe than the espadrille? We think not! We have heart eyes for these Chanel espadrilles from Flip. The leather uppers, with the signature Chanel logo, are highly stylish — and in black, they’re also highly versatile. Snag them for $628.98 before they’re gone!
We’re imagining the kind of strut we would do if we put on this MODA Boutique star leather jacket. With lighter coloring, this statement piece could finish off a dress and heels or jeans and a casual tee with such flare. At $545, this jacket is an investment but one that you’ll rock for years and years to come. We are most certainly seeing stars.
Sometimes, we just love to shed the big bags and use a clutch for our on-the-go necessities. These cute bags from Sew What? Gifts are just the thing for your summer wardrobe. Grab the glitter black for your evening cocktail party or the tortoise for everyday casual attire. Find each for $110 — happy clutching!
Silver or bronze? We say both. These elegant earrings, $325 from Margaret Ellis Jewelry, are just the luxe pieces that will complement your summer trends. Swing by the new store location in Berry Hill to shop more pieces in their custom designed jewelry collection.
FOR THE GUYS
USA baseball hat
It’s summer in the South, and we can’t imagine a more appropriate cap for sunny days than this American flag baseball hat from White’s Mercantile. We love the thought of bringing the red, white and blue colors beyond July 4, and this cap will do the trick. It’s a perfect gift for any guy in your life for $35, and we don’t blame you if you borrow it from time to time!
Sometimes he wants to indulge but needs a little push. We suggest you give a gentle nudge toward this sharp bag, which is just the thing to carry any of his work essentials. Shown here in chocolate-brown, this Filson bag boasts various storage compartments and is easy to hold with a removable strap or through the leather handle. Find it at Lucchese for $425.
FOR SELF CARE
This just in! Private Edition received a new shipment of the skincare product that people are raving about. This multi-functional “complexion perfector” from Omorovicza gives you all-around coverage while still maintaining a natural glow. Available in three shades, this is the must-have beauty product for summer. Find it at Private Edition for $95.
FOR YOUR SWEET TOOTH
If you have spent any time out and about in Nashville this summer, you’ve surely seen The Peach Truck serving up some sweet and juicy Georgia peaches! But their offerings don’t stop there. In the true spirit of a fresh summer find, you must check out their jars of signature peach jam, for $8 each, which you may just consume by the spoonful.
FOR YOUR KIDS — HUMAN AND FURRY
Your pooch has sweet cravings, too! These awesome all-natural and wheat-free dog treats from Spot’s Pet Supply will be a real crowd-pleaser for your furry companion. Coming in flavors of banana split, burgers and fries, and unicorn shake, these snacks are irresistible. Snag a bag (or three) for $5.99 each to satisfy your puppy’s summertime cravings.
Cozy, cute and easy for on the go, these precious nap rolls from Plaid Rabbit are perfect for guaranteeing your little guy or girl can get good rest no matter where they lay their heads. Each roll is $58 and machine washable. Add personalization to make it the perfect gift!
If you have a tiny mover in your life, we’ve found just the item to keep them going. We spotted these adorable bikes at Arcade. They’re great for the little one who has been eager to start playing on wheels. For $230, give the gift that will give them hours of active outdoor fun this summer!
Handmade in Tennessee by jewelry designer Joy OMI Walling, these SB Shop exclusive bracelets will be your go-to July accessory. This set of five bracelets made with sea glass beads and brass bar for $120 look fabulous as they stack on your wrist, giving you positive energy and good vibes all summer long.
Monogrammed Key Strap
We always say yes to the gift of personalization. These handmade leather key straps come from Kentucky-based startup Clayton & Crume and are available from SB Shop. For $32, you’ll love this 5″ full-grain leather strap with a free monogram included.
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