Just like that, we’re set to the task to do some February finding. Given the fact that we have those Valentine’s Day gurus out there (like us), we couldn’t help but notice all the festive local items to help celebrate. Don’t be afraid if you’re typically averse to the pinks, reds and hearts – there’s still something for everyone. From the fashions to the sweets and the smells to the wine, Nashville once again proves that there is so much to love!
If it’s February, we can only hope to be looking ahead at this month through these lens. Step up your shade game with the Wahine glasses in Hot Gyal/Noir from Barton Perreira and you will never look back. With spring break essentially just around the corner, you can tell yourself that this early snag is really multipurpose. Get them now for $395 and prepare to fall in love with these adorable sunglasses!
If this is what you call “wearing your heart on your sleeve,” then sign us up! If you’re a little hesitant to don the brightest in reds and pinks this month, you can still celebrate the love this month with this neutral sweater from Vignette. For $32, you’ve got a warm and cozy top for even the most chilly February days!
When the weather seems perpetually gloomy, we’re looking to add some unexpected brightness to our February ensemble in any way we can. Thankfully, these Matisse Bello boots from POSH are the latest and greatest in fashionable leather pieces. Pair them with your newest cropped jeans or a fun dress and you’re ready for any day or night in Nashville. Stop by the Hillsboro store for this $195 pair and shop from any of the sharp men’s apparel for great guys’ gifts!
‘Tis the season of sweets and we don’t just mean to eat. These Farmhouse Fresh® Whoopie! Confectionary Candle from Maxi B. Home will fill any space with the most delightfully rich scents. Choose from two select sizes of the glass candles, available for $24 or $52, and ensure that your time spent indoors this February is pleasant and filled with the finest aromas!
Whether you’re buying for your gal pals or making a not-so-subtle hint for your significant other, these bouquets from Rebel Hill Florist are sure to make anyone swoon. The Hello Gorgeous arrangements are available in two select sizes, featuring a dozen or 18 roses, for $124.95 and $249.95, respectively. Place your order ahead of time to guarantee that your arrangement is ready for pickup and don’t forget to snag some of the decadent European truffles in store!
Looking to spoil your cookie loving friends, coworkers or family this Valentine’s Day? Pick up a dozen of the beautiful Christie Cookie Co. iced cookies for $40 or order a 16-inch custom cookie cake for $45 to say “I love you” in the form that everyone can appreciate — scripted in icing. If you’re within a 5-mile radius of the Christie Cookie 12South shop, you can order the iced cookies, fresh brownies, assorted cookies or cookie cake for delivery. Orders must be placed by the end of the day on February 11. Note: Neither StyleBlueprint nor Christie Cookie is responsible for any repercussions from gifting the “Single” cookie.
Trio of desserts
We always knew some of the best things came in threes, and our dear friend Lee Ann of Tinwings surely gets it too. This sweet trio of specialty Valentine’s desserts is the perfect gift of crisp tarts and decadent chocolate. To reserve an order of this sweet trifecta, you need to place your order by the end of the day on February 10. Order yours for $8, and we can guarantee you will be convincing yourself that three just wasn’t quite enough.
Red Velvet Premium Goo Goo
Red velvet and Goo Goo Clusters — now that is what you call relationship goals! In an incredible partnership, this Premium Goo Goo flavor should be an important part of your month. The scrumptious treat is available in the Goo Goo Shop downtown, through Postmates for local delivery and to ship online. For those Goo Goo gurus you know, you can also order the Goo Goo For You Bouquet (yes, it is exactly as good as it sounds) for $21.99.
You may think you know jam, but you have never experienced jam like this. At Little Gourmand, choose from two Valentine’s Day preserves from the three time World Champion Jam Maker Francis Miot’s sweet creations. The SweetHeart (Coeur d’Amour) is made of peach, apricot, mango and passionfruit, while the Kisses (Confiture de Bisous) is composed of perfectly ripened peaches and clementines. Both are available at the Green Hills store for $9.99 per jar, and let us say, the award-winning spreads will cause you to abandon the knife and take up a spoon.
Though it’s technically called Sintra, this Grinder’s Switch Winery port wine has been commonly dubbed the Sinatra. Either way, this bottle is seriously divine. The oaky taste with chocolate notes is fortified with brandy from East Tennessee and delivers a richness that is hard to do justice. Indulge in a bottle for $79.95 and you’re ready for a sweet at-home celebration featuring delicious local wine! May we suggest a Sinatra playlist to pair?
You can catch us looking for just about any excuse in the book to open a great bottle of rosé, and February seems like just the time. This Michel Sarrazin Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé will provide your Valentine’s plans with a delightfully bubbly French wine experience and, might we say, pairs excellently with all your sweet treats. Purchase a bottle of the rosé for $37, or choose from the wide selection of fine wines at Harvest Wine Market for your most tastefully curated February holiday celebration yet!
Ready, set, spread! The Hester & Cook Love Letter Collection is here, and we are majorly crushing! Brighten your February gatherings with a tablescape set with the Die Cut Love Letter Placemat for $29, the Lovebird Table Accents for $14.50 and the Seafoam Runner for $29. Shop in store or online from this collection and so much more to become the hostess you’ve been aspiring to be!
Diamonds are supposedly a girl’s best friend, so why not allow your stemless glasses to mirror that priceless shape? These $16 plastic glasses with copper-colored bottoms from Sew What? Gifts are the perfect holder for your wine or festive cocktail. We’d like to claim that they are also spill-proof, but we know that if you’re hosting a girls night this Valentine’s Day, that is really never a safe guarantee.
This month, love is written on cards, iced on cookies, sung in songs and, now, standing on your shelf. Our festive friends at COLOR know that properly decorating for February 14 is essential, and these LOVE letters are just the find. For $16, the set of pink and sparkly wooden block letters can rest in any area of your home for the sweetest reminder and celebration of all the people you love!
Big enough to hold all of our miscellaneous junk and dispense wine, this bag from Apropos Day Spa truly does it all! Though we’re partial to red this time of year, you can shop from a variety of different colors and treat yourself to an accessory that also serves a practical function. Indeed, this bag actually dispenses wine — lift the flap, and voila! Your glass is again full! Bring the bag along to your next girls gathering because the $76.95 purse can hold up to two bottles of wine!
Lady & Gentleman books
If you’re in the market for a fun and creative gift for your significant other, these As a Lady Would Say and A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up books are just the February find. You can’t help but crack a smile while also learning some useful tidbits when flipping through this playful yet important bedside read. If you’re really looking to get ahead of the curve, you could also add to your stash of gifts for upcoming graduates! Get each for $16.99 from Epiphany Design Studio.
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Corkcicle® products more, we spotted the metallic rose color and convinced ourselves we needed just one (or two) more. Keep your beverages extra hot or extra cold for longer than you thought possible with the Colorblock modern rose flute for $19.95, the 16 oz. rose metallic canteen for $27.95, or the 12 oz. rose metallic stemless cup for $24.95. Grab one for your Valentine from Sanctuary South to give a gift they’ll love year-round!
This February, there’s no tray like the rosé. Whether you’re gathering your friends for a bubbly night in or looking to brighten up your side table, the Rosé All Day tray from TWO for Home is an item you need. For $28, the tray would also make an adorable hostess gift! We’re also in full support of some self-love this season, so don’t be afraid to gift yourself as your own special Valentine recipient.
Make Up Eraser
When we hear that there’s a reliable method to erase all of our makeup by adding a splash of water, you better believe we are listening closely. This “Galentine’s” treat is sure to be a hit with anyone who suffers from those lingering makeup traces that just don’t seem to go away. Pick up one for the special gal(s) in your life for $25 each from Duet — she’ll be wondering how she ever lived life without this essential beauty tool!
As much as we’d like to say we’ll be exploring Nashville this month, we’ll be really honest in saying that a cozy day with a good blanket is more likely. Take those snuggly couch days to the next level with one of these plush fuzzy blankets from AshBlue for $130 each. In full transparency, snag one of these and we bet your plans to leave the house will all but disappear.
With all the adorable local February fashions that we have accumulating on our wish list, we can’t help but drag a little when it comes to brainstorming a festive but reliable gift for the guys in our lives. Our pals at Johnston & Murphy have (temporarily) put away the snowmen and Santa socks from December and released some amazing new prints. Choose from the Valentine’s pattern, tropical surfers, classy martinis and more, starting at $16, and you’ll have a solid and seasonal gift that he’ll love!
Just the picture of these precious pink shoes alone are enough to give us a brighter winter day. For $58 from Plaid Rabbit, this adorable “Pink Lemonade” Mini Melissa pair will be her new wardrobe favorite. Get all the little girls and guys you know outfitted for spring in darling outfits from the Green Hills store’s incredible collection!
Studs will always be our reliable and trendy go-to. These dainty gold studs from MODA Boutique can add a fun shape to any outfit or easily become your most constant day-to-day pair. Choose from a variety of styles starting at $36 per pair, and you’ll be struggling to pick just one. Any girl you know would love these cute and classy accessories!
As always, there’s just so much to love in Nashville. Get out and support local this month — and every month! Happy February!
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