As summer marches on, we’ve got a new batch of fabulous FINDS from around Nashville. From feel-good fashion to cheerful summer entertaining, our city thrives with ideas and items to make July festive and fun. Check out this month’s picks from some of our most beloved local businesses.
Actor Minka Kelly (from Friday Night Lights!) has partnered with the sustainable luxury wizards at ABLE to create a new jewelry line. Each pair of these elongated and textured gold wave earrings are handmade in Nashville. The unique ripple shape and brush streaks give a multidimensional shine and patina. Shop the pair for $100 at ABLE.
Add this whimsical and decadent pearl and shell necklace to your summer rotation. Layer it with other favorites for nights out on vacation, or wear it solo to elevate a basic tank and jeans. Shop the Chai necklace for $85 at Ash from Nash.
Colorful and carnival-inspired, this oversized pareo wrap has a slew of uses. Wrap it around your favorite solid suit for a beach or poolside cover-up, or bring it to dinner as a shawl if the AC is rockin’! This cutie is $72 at The Mill.
HOME & ENTERTAINING
Scented with Gold & Ivy’s flagship Nashville fragrance (notes of oakmoss, orange, and amber), these cute boot candles are finally in stock and ready to gift or add some pizzazz to your living space! Shop this set for $26 at Gold & Ivy in bone (white), desert (tan), sagebrush (green), or midnight (black) hues.
The Shop Dogs of Parnassus
This book is a must for every dog-loving Nashville household! In this special 10th anniversary book, author and shop-owner Ann Patchett remembers all the dogs who’ve graced Music City’s favorite bookstore. It chronicles the unbridled joy the dogs bring to customers and staff daily. And all proceeds go to the Parnassus Books Foundation, which provides books to schools and underserved communities. The book is $19 at Parnassus.
Marble bookends and coaster set
And once you’ve got ALL the books at Parnassus, display your finds between some fabulous marble bookends from Merridian. We love the richness in look and weight of these new marble wares available in jade green and classic white. Shop these marble beauties for $48 (bookends) and $24 (set of four coasters) at Merridian.
Plastic trays and plates
Every summer soirée deserves some easy-to-serve and easy-to-clean plastic serveware that still looks elevated and chic. Shop these melamine plates ($10 each and available in so many additional patterns) and the tray ($58) at White’s Mercantile, and don’t worry if the kids or the over-served drop anything!
KITCHEN & PANTRY
The Good Fill is Nashville’s zero-waste refill shop! Beyond their liquid and powder cleaning products, they also have many ways to remove disposable items from everyday life. These recycled and super-absorbent dishcloths are perfect for the kitchen and bathroom. They’re $5 each at The Good Fill.
Better Than Booze
Better Than Booze mouthwatering mocktails are gluten-free, plant-based, and low-calorie. Sip socially on three of your favorite cocktail flavors but without any downside. The flavors with THC and CBD are currently out of stock online, so snag some at The Filling Station in 12South for $19.99!
Pancake and waffle mix
All the seasonally delicious berries available at local farmers’ markets are just begging to be added to a delightful breakfast treat. This perfectly five-starred pancake and waffle mix from the baked good gurus at Loveless Cafe is $9 and makes a fabulous gift, too!
BATH & BEAUTY
Thistle Farms has a linen spray you’ll want to use everywhere. The lavender oil and artisan blend squashes anxiety, promotes restful sleep, and makes everything smell great. The spray is safe and ideal for upholstery, drapery, carpets, and bedding. Snag a few for every room for $12 each at Thistle Farms.
Nail repair bundle
AILA is a Franklin-based cosmetic company making huge splashes in the clean nail product world. Once you’ve picked out your favorite AILA color, this repair kit will prepare those over-treated nails for their new coat. You get a three-in-one color remover, “Nourish” natural cuticle oil, and a “Repair” base coat for $51 at AILA.
Did you know that this Wedgewood-Houston coffee shop also makes artisan bath products? Every cup of coffee you drink or bar of soap you use is handcrafted with care by their staff of students in South Nashville! Shop the soap for $7 in four fresh new flavors (Oatmeal Milk & Honey, Honeysuckle, Lavender, and Cherry Almond) at Humphreys Street, or join the Handmade Soap Subscription for $22 a month!
Happy July, Nashville! All photos courtesy of Alissa Harb and Zoe Yarborough unless otherwise noted.
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