As we settle into July, we’re looking for ways to take advantage of summer while being as safe as possible. This month we’re bringing you some accessories for your next socially distant celebration, fresh finds to bring a new look to your home and some cooking essentials to impress your friends and family next time you’re in charge of bringing over a dish. Shop these local summer FINDS in-store or online.

COFFEE TABLE READS & MORE

Perspective by Steven Gambrel

We love a coffee table book that provides a hearty laugh, serves as design inspiration or is used to complete your living room’s aesthetic. Perspective, from top interior design stylist Steven Gambrel, serves as inspiration for your next home renovation or gives endless ideas for your design mood board. Either way, this coffee table book is equally enjoyable for you and your guests. Find Perspective on Eperge’s online store or at their Belle Meade location for $65.

Coffee table book for Nashville summer FINDS

Perspective, $65, at Epergne | Image: Epergne

Nashville Eats

Give a nod to the classic bites of Music City with Nashville Eats. From classic recipes to the stories behind some of the city’s staple eats, this book is perfect for getting some meal inspiration or educating your guests on some of Nashville’s most beloved dishes and hot spots. Find your book at Two Old Hippies in the Gulch or its online store for $35.

Nashville eats, Recipe book

Nashville Eats, $35, at Two Old Hippies | Image: ABRAMS Books

Old Man Drinks

Give your guests a chuckle with the coffee table or bar cart read, Old Man Drinks. This book is filled with timeless recipes featuring whiskey, rye, bourbon, and gin. Get some summer drink inspiration, along with some old school advice from author Robert Schnakenberg. Get your copy from Vignette’s online shop or at their physical location in Brentwood for $15.

Coffee table book for Nashville summer FINDS

Old Man Drinks, $15, at Vignette | Image: Vignette

Create and Orchestrate

New author Marcus Whitney leads readers through his entrepreneurial journey in his novel Create and Orchestrate. From dropping out of college to teaching himself a new skill to being a founding venture capitalist, Marcus’ story is one to inspire and shows how anyone can be successful, even if you feel like the odds are against you. Learn more and order an autographed copy online for $29.99.

Book

Create and Orchestrate, $29.99, at Creative Power | Image: Creative Power

COOKING ESSENTIALS

Cookie dough

There’s nothing better than the smell of cookies baking in the oven. For the days we don’t feel like breaking out all of the necessary utensils and creating a mess, Kristen’s Pantry has us covered with her ready-to-bake cookie dough. Choose between chocolate chip or chocolate chip with cinnamon and espresso — either way, you’ll be thankful you ordered. Each package makes a dozen cookies and can be ordered online for $15.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookie dough, $15, at Kristen’s Pantry | Image: Kristen’s Pantry

Fresh produce 

When cooking in the summer, we love to use local, quality ingredients — and Green Door Gourmet offers just that. With an abundance of vegetables offered each week at their market, you’re sure to find what you need. Ranging from $1.49 per pound to $14.99 per pound, you can place your order by calling the store or ordering online.

Fresh produce from Green Door Gourmet for Nashville summer FINDS

Fresh produce, $1.49/lb. to $14.99/lb., at Green Door Gourmet | Image: Green Door Gourmet

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Rosemary olive oil 

During the dog days of summer, we love to grill our veggies and make wonderful dressings for our salads. Put a twist on your normal routine by adding a hint of flavor with rosemary olive oil. Bottled locally, the Nashville Olive Oil Company sells a variety of flavors online. Get this rosemary olive oil for $18 at their online shop.

Rosemary olive oil

Rosemary olive oil, $18, at Nashville Olive Oil Co. | Image: Nashville Olive Oil Co.

Wooden salad servers

Now that you have everything prepared and ready for your family or guests, it’s time to serve up your delicious bites. Give your serving utensils an upgrade with the Billet + Blade handmade wooden salad servers. Crafted in a one-woman shop, these utensils are made with wood sourced from fallen or trimmed trees in the Middle Tennessee area. Choose your favorite finish and get yours from the SB Shop for $68.

Salad servers for Nashville summer FINDS

Wooden salad servers, $68, at SB Shop

HOME REFRESH

Wicker plant stand

Bring some plant life into your home or screened porch with this vintage wicker plant stand from GasLamp Antiques. Perfect for any corner of our home, the tall white wood and wicker caning plant stand is the perfect resting place for your favorite plant. Get this 36-inch stand from GasLamp TOO (Booth T261) or order the stand online for $189.

Wicker plant stand

Wicker plant stand, $189, at GasLamp Antiques | Image: GasLamp

Basket

When looking to tidy up or add some style to our space, we look toward Dorm Decor’s willow basket. Perfect for adding a spot of texture to your work or living space, this basket helps keep all of your necessities together. Get yours from Dorm Decor’s online store for $21.

Dorm decor basket for Nashville summer FINDS

Basket, $21, at Dorm Decor | Image: Dorm Decor

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Glass bottle

Add a pop of color into your space with these 16-inch vintage green recycled glass bottles from Merridian Home Furnishings. From a dining room accent to a staple mantelpiece, these bottles are sure to bring understated color to any space. Find yours from Merridian’s Berry Hill store or on their online store for $94.

Green Glass Bottles

Green glass bottle, $94, at Merridian | Image: Merridian

Throw

Give your living space the feel of a Mediterranean summer with this Ibiza French blue throw from Ashley Meier Interiors. Perfect for your screened porch couch or an additional blanket option for your living room, keep this cozy item handy wherever you lounge. Get yours online for $78.

Cotton throw for Nashville summer FINDS

Throw, $78, at Ashley Meier Interiors | Image: Ashley Meier

Accent pillows

Give your living space an easy refresh with some accent pillows from Oak Nashville. One of our favorites is this cotton woven striped square pillow ($46), perfect for your screened porch or as an accent to your outdoor Adirondack chairs. Find your favorite accent pillow on their online shop, starting at $32.

Accent pillow

Accent pillow, starting at $32 (pictured is $46), at OAK Nashville | Image: OAK Nashville

Hand towels

Crafted from 100% Turkish Aegean cotton, Turkish-T’s hand towels are the perfect companion for your home. With the ability to use them either indoors or out, these multifunctional towels can be used in the kitchen, on your bar cart or in your powder room. Select your favorite color and get yours from SB Shop for $22.

Hand towels for Nashville summer FINDS

Hand towels, $22, at SB Shop

SUMMER ACCESSORIES

Serena sandals

Whether you’re running some errands around town or heading to a socially distant event, the Serena sandal from Nisolo is a must. The minimalist style works with everything from a simple summer event to a more formal warm-weather occasion. Get your pair from their online store for $120.

Nisolo sandals

Serena sandals, $120, at Nisolo | Image: Nisolo

Hat

Keep your face out of the sun with the Lack of Color hat from Alexis and Bolt. Perfect for a day on the lake or running around town, your face will be thankful for the shady coverage. Get yours in-store or on their online store for $129.

Wide brimmed hat

Hat, $129, from Alexis and Bolt | Image: Alexis and Bolt

Clutch

Keep all of your necessities on hand with this chic suede clutch from Gus Mayer. Made from Italian cowhide, it’s large enough for a smartphone, keys, and a small wallet, and it’s stylish enough to go with just about anything. Get this clutch from Gus Mayer’s online store for $225 or stop by their Green Hills location. Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or you can shop by appointment, get curbside pick-up or local delivery.

Clutch

Clutch, $225, at Gus Mayer | Image: Gus Mayer

Suze sandals

Show off your new pedicure in these sandals from Able. These on-the-go sandals are perfect to slip on as you head out the door or to dress up your favorite summer look. Get yours from Hemline’s online store for $108, or visit their locations in Green Hills or Brentwood.

Able Sandals for Nashville summer FINDS

Suze sandals, $108, at Hemline | Image: Hemline

Sunglasses

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in a new pair of sunglasses. These stylish Ray-Ban Wayfarer IIs match any outfit and serve as a staple for years to come. Find these at POSH’s online store or in-store for $190.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses, $190, at POSH | Image: POSH

Wedge sandal

Every summer we love to sport a great wedge sandal, and these Sarria wedges from Oak Hall are one of this year’s top picks. These sporty yet stylish wedges are perfect for slipping on when running errands or to complete your lake-day look. Get yours on sale from Oak Hall’s online store for $175 (reg. $250), plus free shipping.

Wedge sandals for Nashville summer FINDS

Wedge sandals, on sale for $175 (reg. $250) + free shipping, at Oak Hall | Image: Oak Hall

Enjoy your July, Nashville!

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