It’s that time again — Luxe Loves is here! You survived the chaos of May, the crazy first days of summer are behind you and you deserve a little luxury. Splurge on a glamorous fashion accessory, a gift for someone special, an elegant piece for your home, a beautiful work of art or even a great bottle of wine (actually, “the best wine in the world.”) Take a stroll through some local spots and these splurge-worthy items. Let’s get luxe this June!
FOR THE KICKS
Loeffler Randall heels
Yes, these are those shoes that create your entire outfit. Pair the multicolored “Penny” pair with your flowy white midi dress or an equally metallic cocktail number, and pair the sparkly pumps with your LBD or a colorful ensemble that needs a touch of sparkle. The number of ways you can style these beautiful shoes and create fabulous statement looks? Limitless! Both pairs are available at Oak Hall for $395.
Golden Goose sneakers
To say that we are starry-eyed might not even cover it. After seeing these Golden Goose sneakers at H. Audrey, it’s hard to forget them. Wear the $550 pair with some fun shorts, cropped jeans or a flirty dress, and you will be comfortable and fabulous all summer. But don’t let us limit you — stop by the Green Hills store to see the entire collection of Golden Goose styles.
FOR THE TOTING
Whether they say it or not, we all know those guys who have an eye for a good splurge. This Filson Small Rugged Twill Pullman Suitcase in otter green is perfect for work trips and weekend getaways. With one stow pocket and one zipper pocket and elastic straps, the suitcase is great for both storing and carrying. It meets the requirements for carry-on luggage, so it’s ready to accompany you on your summer adventures. Snag this for $450 at Lucchese.
Limited edition tote
We daydream about all things Ceri Hoover, and this Market Tote in limited edition woven tan is no exception. This high-end leather bag will hold all of your belongings, with a reliable strap and a level of chic that can’t be matched. If (and when) you decide to check it out, run, don’t walk, to the 12 South store to snag it for $465 before it’s gone. Also check out the iconic SIMONE style, also available in the woven tan.
With this bag in hand, your fabulous sunnies are the only other accessory you’ll need to work a bright ensemble this summer. This ruby red Gucci purse at Designer Finds Upscale Resale is great for a night out or a day on-the-go. With a removable long strap, you can fashion it for a crossbody function or keep it handheld. Shop this amazing designer bag for $1,050, hold it and never let it go.
FOR THE HOME
When a piece catches your eye in a store as massive and varied as Merridian Home Furnishings, you know it’s a worthy find. This marble patterned chest will turn heads and pack an unexpected punch in any room. Shop the chest for $2,975, and check out the store’s entire collection of stylish home furnishings while you’re there.
Antique side tables
When it comes to fine antiques, a journey to Brentwood’s Northgate Gallery always delivers. As you’re strolling through a huge collection (more than 45,000 square feet of showroom floor) that boasts antiques from around the world, you can’t help but feel your head’s on a swivel. This set of 19th Century Italian Empire round side tables for $3,800 is just one example of home luxury items worth splurging on. Don’t the best things come in twos?
From large pieces and statement makers to small accents and accessories, the Providence Interiors showroom consistently shows us incredible elements of beautiful interior design. This duo of French vintage cowhide and leather chairs is the luxury find that you’ll fall in love with over and over again. Take a visit to the Bandywood store and take a spin for yourself … you won’t regret it.
FOR SOMETHING BRIGHT
Ironware International always showcases iron sculptural masterpieces that make our jaws drop. This 3-tiered Ondine Chandelier is certainly no exception. The chandelier was part of an installation designed by Young Huh at the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in NYC and, well, we’d like to sit and stay for quite a while. The piece is 48-by-64-inch and retails for $12,715. The icing on the cake? Young Huh and her design friends actually hand painted these shades themselves!
When you can’t get to the beach to bask under the palm trees, bring those leaves to you. This palm lamp with a marble base from the Sara Ray Interior Design showroom has a unique shape and height. Shop this beautiful home accessory from the Wedgewood-Houston store for $1,400.
It’s easy to be taken by the beautiful interiors on the floor of Epiphany Design Studio, but don’t forget to look up at what hangs from the ceiling. This Kelly Wearstler chandelier captured our attention and we’re sure you can see why. Shop this luxe hanging masterpiece for $3,600 in the store’s current location on Eighth Avenue South. (SB TIP: Be sure to check out all the gems on sale before they move to a new home this summer!)
FOR THE “WOW” FACTOR
We’re firm believers that the unbearable Nashville summer heat is a little more bearable from behind a great pair of shades. When Barton Perreira collaborated with Spinelli Kilcollin for some limited edition styles, you better believe we got excited. The Kuma style is a full-metal frame available in two different colors for $625. Add some delicate annulets for even more luxe to love. These rose gold, silver and 18-karat gold annulets are $260 and yes, they are accessories for your accessory.
Every time we return to check out the gems (pun intended) at Royal Circus, there is always a new subject of our fangirl-ing. This stunning amethyst cathedral luxe love from Brazil (pictured in the middle stands at 22 inches high) is a purely captivating piece for your home. Find it — just one of the incredible members of the store’s “Mineral Kingdom” — for $900.
When it comes to luxury wines, we know that our friends at Midtown Corkdorks Wine, Spirits, Beer can point us in the tastiest direction. Deemed “The Greatest Wine In The World,” the 2006 Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache Grand Cru Monopole comes from the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti estate in Burgundy, France. For $4,999 a bottle, you could sip and savor the world’s best wine.
FOR THE WALL
Greg Gustafson’s “Impressions of the Morning Sky” — a stunning 60-by-48-inch oil-on-canvas painting at Bennett Galleries — is enough to keep you staring in awe for hours. Stop into the gorgeous Green Hills gallery to see this piece, available for $6,000, from the Memphis-based painter.
If we were fortunate enough to glance at this Ed Nash beauty on a daily basis, we’d call that a major win. The talented Nashville artist never disappoints when it comes to seeking that dreamy and hangable luxe love. This 48-by-48-inch “Pink Graffiti” piece is available for $7,500.
FOR A SPARKLE
These rings from Belle Meade Jewelry and Repair put an entirely new meaning to the phrase “stack up quite nicely.” Among all of the stunning pieces in their collection, these jewelry aficionados point us to these luxe loves, and we see why. Pay them a visit to see, from top to bottom, the Art Deco-inspired ring, the custom-cut French sapphire accented semi mount, the right hand ring with channel set Ceylon sapphires cast in 18-karat white gold accented with diamonds, a timeless baguette and round diamond band, and lastly, the wide band with floral filigree details, millgrain and precision cut diamonds set in rich 18-karat yellow gold. Pricing for all is available upon request.
Each time Cindi Earl shows us new pieces from The Mazza Company collection, we’re left starstruck. This carved turquoise pendant with diamonds and iolite stones is eye-catching in every way. With its bright color and exquisite sparkling jewels, it’s no surprise why this expert loves this piece so much. For a real luxury splurge, you can get this pendant at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry for $3,465. Stop by the Belle Meade store to check out the entire selection from The Mazza Company and more beautiful fine jewelry!
Whether you treat yourself to one of these luxurious items or treat yourself to just a little daydreaming, we hope you enjoyed this edition of Luxe Loves!
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