Spring may just be our favorite season for shopping. The pretty weather and bright colors draw us out of the house to see and be seen, and as we and our wallets warm to the end of our self-inflicted hibernation, we can’t help but admire all the beautiful items Nashville stores have in stock. Antique decor, stunning artwork, sparkling jewelry and more catch our attention. Today, we’re indulging in our window shopping, sharing pieces with you that are exclusively high end and high price. Whether you choose to daydream or bite the bullet and splurge, you’ll be lusting over this list of 20 Luxe Loves!
DECOR TO DROOL OVER
Leather weave chair
Masaya’s woven leather chair is a gorgeous and light update on the sturdy classic, though equally comfortable. The seat and back are made from straps that are dyed, cut, wrapped and woven by hand. Large, stylish and comfortable, this is a piece you won’t be sorry you indulged in. Find the Abuelo Leather Lounge Chair from Masaya & Co. for $1,025.
“Connecticut River” by Wolf Kahn
This pastel drawing (11.5-x-17-inch) by Wolf Kahn captures the peace of the Connecticut River and surrounding landscape. With clear impressionist and abstract influences, Kahn’s work feels at once spontaneous and intentional. A beautiful piece, the colors are as rich as they are compelling. Available at David Lusk Gallery for $18,000
Art Deco desk
There are so many things to love about Art Deco style — the long, clean lines, the symmetry, the harkening to an era where the boom of a machine economy was ever present. With ample storage and a charming front bookcase, this exotic wood desk embodies everything about Art Deco and more. Pick it up for your office at R. Higgins Interiors for $3,950.
Gary Giles print
Photographer Gary Giles has been capturing Southern moments since he was a teenager. This image, from his black-and-white series, “this southern highway,” was photographed at Tootsies Orchid Lounge on Broadway. The timelessness of the image is striking — it could belong in so many eras. Rich in depth and composition, this print would look incredible in almost any room. Framed and matted, it is available for $425 at Cadeau Nashville.
Faux fur Farran bench – a luxe look at actually a great price!
Prop your feet up in style after a long day at the office. This faux fur Farran bench looks stylish and sleek among even more conservative pieces, adding just the right touch of fun and pizazz to any formal living room or sitting area. See for yourself if it’s the luxe-look item your home has been missing! Available at Merridian Home Furnishings for $269
“Southern Blues” by Christina Baker
Christina Baker captures movement with a single color in her piece, “Southern Blues.” The shades of blue provide a sharp contrast against the rich, white background, colors that we love to see in almost any room in a house. Variation of line and stroke, as well as the combination of thick paint and more watered-down color, are striking. You can buy this dynamic acrylic painting, 60-x-48-inches, at Bennett Galleries for $4,100.
Super Tuscan Wine
We’ve found the wine you want for this spring’s special occasions. Engagements, weddings, birthdays, graduations or just finding a Saturday night babysitter will all take new meaning after a bottle of Sassicaia. Bottled in Italy in 2011, this cabernet blend is bold in flavor and falls into the Super Tuscan category. Pair it with your next gourmet dinner for a night to remember. Pick up a bottle at Harvest Wine Market for $239.99.
Truffle fries may have become the burger’s new best friend, but truffle honey is about to become yours. Paired with strong, hard cheese and crusty bread, or used in a marinade or glaze for chicken, truffle honey is a sure way to boost your kitchen credibility. Available at Little Gourmand for $29.99.
FIT AND FABULOUS
Iron Tribe membership
Iron Tribe, though not for the faint of heart, is easily accessible to all body types and fitness levels. Small classes ensure one-on-one attention, which leads to a stronger workout and, subsequently, better results. But Iron Tribe is more than just your gym — it’s a family of people who will motivate you to give each workout your all and even live a healthier lifestyle outside the gym. Eight- and 12-month class packages are available, ranging from three workouts a week to unlimited visits. For more information and pricing, call the location nearest you: Belle Meade (615) 979-3959; Belmont (615) 636-6872; Brentwood (615) 376-5050; Cool Springs (615) 953-3843.
FOR A MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU
Skin rejuvenating pillowcase
Copper oxide pillowcases are to your skin what silk pillowcases are to your blowout – life changing. As you sleep, copper ions infuse into the upper epidermal layers of the skin, supporting your body’s natural self-renewal mechanisms and subsequently minimizing visible signs of aging. Beauty sleep takes on a whole new meaning! Buy one at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics for $60 before your next laundry day.
Warmer weather and longer days require a minimal makeup routine that doesn’t interfere with your time at the beach. Skip the mascara and eye makeup altogether by investing in eyelash extensions. Enhance the thickness, fullness and length of your lashes at Harper & Olive for $250 ($40 to $50 for subsequent refills after two to three weeks).
FASHION FINISHING TOUCHES
Add some glitter to your ensemble and jewelry box with this gorgeous pair of opal earrings. The 3.3-carat opals are encircled in .5 carats of diamonds set in yellow gold. Wear them every day with a crisp, white blouse and denim, or let them pop against your favorite LBD. Either way, we envy whoever gets to call these her own! Available at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry for $2,000
Studded evening bag
A statement evening bag is the perfect finish to your spring look. This edgy, studded piece is big enough for the essentials without being cumbersome. Prepare for “oohs” and “aahs” — this number is sure to impress, no matter what you pair it with. Pick it up at Hero Boutique for $1,650.
Gold leather jacket
Reinvent an old favorite with this gold leather moto jacket. The light, shimmery color is perfect for spring days and cool summer nights. Supple leather and classic construction make it a piece you’ll come back to year after year. Find it at H. Audrey for $1,250.
Alexander McQueen purse
Renowned fashion label Alexander McQueen has done it yet again — a beautifully constructed handbag that is as pretty as it is functional. Large enough for the daily essentials and more, this is the everyday bag your closet longs for and your shoulder craves. The warm, gray color will add a chic finish to any outfit. Pick one up at Gus Mayer for $1,995.
Treat your favorite guy to something special with this alligator belt. Available in black or brown, it is versatile enough for everyday work wear, with a little edge allowing it to seamlessly transition to the weekend. Available at The Oxford Shop for $495
NASHVILLE’S BACKYARD GETAWAYS
An Evening at Catbird Seat
Albeit not technically a “getaway,” a dinner at Catbird Seat will transport you and your palate. This downtown restaurant brings an artistic approach to its meals — each dish is beautifully prepared with a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. The chic interior and intimate environment are the icing on the cake. Your check may be steep, but this is an evening worthy of its high price.
A Weekend at Evins Mill
We all know how busy spring and the end of the school year can be. Indulge in some quality rest and relaxation with a weekend at Evins Mill either to gear up for it or to wind down once it’s over. Just over an hour outside Nashville, the resort is the perfect getaway for a quiet weekend of recharging — hike, eat, sleep or just sit and enjoy the beautiful vistas. Their flagship package is a one-night stay that includes social hour hors d’oeuvres and a gourmet, four-course dinner, a hearty breakfast, a picnic-style boxed lunch and unlimited nonalcoholic drinks and light snacks, as well as wireless Internet and exclusive access to the 40-acre grounds and activities thereon. This two-guest stay at Evins Mill ranges from $300 to $370, depending on the room that’s booked.
Relish these indulgences, whether you buy them or simply enjoy them vicariously.
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