February is all about the lovin’. Whether for yourself, your significant other or a friend, these FINDS will help you spread the love. Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but shelves are starting to be filled with warm(er) weather wear, fresh home goods and tasty treats. Get out and get shopping, Nashville, because these are FINDS you don’t want to miss.
FASHION AND ACCESSORIES
Johnston & Murphy’s spring collection is here, and their new selection of shoes and apparel have us swooning. It was a hard decision, but we narrowed down the many options and selected these slip-on sneakers as our favorite. Made with Italian suede and sheepskin, these shoes are stylish and comfortable. Find them in black, copper and blush at Johnston & Murphy for $138.
Billy Reid tees
Billy Reid designed these tees exclusively for Music City Marketplace. One shirt features “LOVE” with Music City Marketplace’s signature music note in off-white ink; the other features “Nashville” and the note in a velvet appliqué. These super-soft shirts are available in unisex sizes S-2XL. Find these at Music City Marketplace for $59.
Winter isn’t over yet, so we are still enjoying — and shopping for — sweaters that can transition from winter to spring. We love the cream coloring and zipper details on this one, which we found for $89.50 at SOCA.
Fashionable eyewear is hotter than ever! We’re totally fine being called “Four Eyes” if it means we get to wear these stylish Persols. Many people with rounder faces tend to shy away from rounder frames, but we say go for it. These can look good on everyone! Shop these at Visionary Eyeworks for $290.
Tyler Boe dresses
These dresses just hit the racks at K. McCarthy! Make this a transitional piece as we head towards spring. With a built-in slip underneath, it is an easy, no-fuss dress that can be worn for any occasion. The dresses are pictured below in navy and orange ($198 each) and paired with an agate slice necklace by Molly Jane Designs, $228, and a white/gold strand by Sylvia Benson, $98. Find all of these items at K. McCarthy.
Give your little one some love with this sweater from Arcade Kids. Made with 100% Pima cotton, this is as soft as it is adorable. European company tinycottons makes this knit sweater in sizes for kids 12/18 months through 10 years. Swing by Arcade to shop their new arrivals (including this sweater for $85).
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift
Much to our delight, Woo Skincare + Cosmetics recently starting carrying Trish McEvoy! The line’s Instant Eye Lift promises to brighten under-eye darkness and reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Lift your eyes for $39 a tube from Woo Skincare + Cosmetics.
These basic tees from Gentle Fawn are perfect for layering. Pair them with a sweater or a jacket and jeans for a casual and comfortable look. The white shirt is a bit see-through, so consider wearing a Gentle Fawn bralette underneath. The shirts and bralettes can be found at Pieces Boutique in Germantown. We recommend buying the shirts in black and white ($42 each).
Gentlemen, slip into this soft linen shirt and wow the ladies. For $355, you can make this Luciano Barbera one of your wardrobe staples. It is lightweight, which makes it perfect for layering. Pick one up today at The Oxford Shop.
Step into spring with these Ceri Hoover shoes. The SS17 collection just launched and this is only one of the great pieces in the collection. You can shop these, along with other shoes and bags, at the Ceri Hoover flagship store in 12South. These are available for $395.
HOUSE AND HOME
Epegrne’s collection of cocktail napkins is sure to elicit a few giggles. With punny phrases and illustrations, each one is clever and hilarious. If you have a tennis fan in your life, gift them a set of the overserved napkins. Find these, and more, for $10 each at Epergne.
Andrew Pearce bowl
You might recognize the name Pearce from Simon Pearce, who is known for his glasswork. His son Andrew has made a name for himself by crafting artfully designed wood pieces. With a focus on simplicity and natural curves, his bowls offer raw beauty. Shop a selection of his pieces, including this bowl for $220, at The Registry.
Lord Have Mercy framed postcard
Anderson Design Group postcards are for more than just sending a short note. Their playful, Southern designs look great when framed and are perfect for decorating small spaces. With more than 800 options, there is a design for everyone. Choose from the coastal, National Parks, Spirit of Nashville and Southern Delight collections. The 4.5-by-6-inch postcards start at $14.99 and can be found online and at Anderson Design Group.
Marble cheese board
Whether you are throwing a Valentine’s Day soiree or simply have a knack for entertaining, you will love this marble cheese board. With hues of blue and pink, it stands out. Purchase this cheese board for $54 at Fabu and invite some gals over for an excuse to put it to good use!
These wine glasses have us convinced — a glass of red wine is the equivalent to a half hour at the gym? Works for us! Give a set of these to your cardio-loving, wine-drinking best friend and fill ‘er up with delicious wine! These glasses are sold exclusively at The Beveled Edge for $12.95 each.
Ceramic heart dish
Toss your trinkets in this adorable ceramic heart dish, which features ruffled gold lustre edging, inspired by old love letters that had been folded and unfolded so many times they yellowed over the years. Give someone you love this dish for Valentine’s Day. You can find it at Dish Dish Goose for $98.
Topsy-turvy olive oil decanter (or flower vase)
This Valentine’s Day, give your someone special flowers in a funky vase — that doubles as an olive oil decanter. We love these vases from Vignette that sit on their side and are, in fact, topsy-turvy. After it is time to throw the flowers away, fill it with your favorite olive oil and allow it to sit on your counter or table as a conversation piece. These are $32 each at Vignette.
Red Light Tattoo travel candles
With names like Smoke & Mirrors, Leather & Lacy, Kiss My Tattoo and Peep Show, these travel candles are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They recently hit the shelves at The Cosmetic Market and at $8 are a great gift. Shop these limited edition candles at The Cosmetic Market.
Lavender Bouquet gift set
The effects of lavender are calming and stress reducing, so gift your friend or yourself something soothing with this Thistle Farm’s Lavender Bouquet Gift Set. The set includes lavender rejuvenation healing oil, lavender serenity bath salt, lavender body balm and a hand-sewn lavender sachet. Shop the set at Thistle Farms or White’s Mercantile for $25.
Birch wood branches
The folks at Merridian Home Furnishings have seen these branches being used for everything from light fixtures to art. One of their most popular items, the 59-inch branches can be used for just about anything. Find them for $9 each at Merridian Home Furnishings and let us know where your creativity takes you (and the branches)!
Valentine’s Day cards
The Paper Place has a great selection of Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. The winking card (a personal favorite), Rifle Paper Co. card and rubber stamps are all available and start at $4.75. Visit The Paper Place in Green Hills to shop their full selection and get a treat for someone special.
Fill this bowl with different sweets this Valentine’s Day, and give it to someone you love. We love this bowl because although it is perfect for Valentine’s Day, it can be used year round! Find it for $18 at COLOR.
A Brush with Nature: Abstract Naturalism and the Painting of Life
Alex Beard’s A Brush with Nature is an eye-catching coffee table book. New Orleans painter, illustrator, adventurer and best-selling children’s author, Beard showcases his Abstract Naturalism paintings and drawings in this stunning book. Find it at Parnassus Books for $95.
EATS AND TREATS
White chocolate cherry cookies
February’s cookie of the month is white chocolate cherry, which is perfect for Valentine’s Day. The tart red cherries pair with the sweetness of the white chocolate in these scrumptious cookies. Order a tin of 18 cookies for $34.99 from Christie Cookie Co.
Valentine’s Day MEEL box
MEEL is offering the opportunity to enjoy a low-key Valentine’s Day at home. Their Valentine’s Day box includes chicken, olive and lemon tagine (djaj mqualli) or white bean fondue with roasted vegetables, which both cook in less than an hour. Bread from Village Bakery & Provisions, dark wildflower honey butter from Wise Butter, a Firepot tea selection and individual jars of chocolate pot de creme are also included. You can add an artisanal cheese selection from The Bloomy Rind to your delivery and enjoy wine pairings from Salt & Vine. Valentine’s Day for four starts at $75 and Valentine’s Day for two starts at $60. Order here.
Rose finishing salt
In addition to a stellar selection of wines, Harvest Wine Market has a selection of gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day. It was hard to choose between the tea towels, artisan chocolates and these finishing salts, but we are eager to try the salts, which are made by hand on Nantucket. So while you are picking up a bottle of wine or champagne, pick up a few extra treats for the one you love. These salts are $18 at Harvest Wine Market.
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