Sip summery wine, upgrade your home decor, add to your fall wardrobe and scrub your way to softer skin with our latest FINDS. Whether you are searching for something to take home or a gift for a good friend, take a gander at the items on this list. These FINDS all fall within a price range of $7 to $700, so you can discover something for any budget. Plus, these businesses are doing their best to accommodate at-home and online shoppers. Jewelry, pantry finds, local art, wellness picks and home accessories abound — take a look!
Sometimes you need a little luck and the right amount of shimmer. If you prefer dainty jewelry, explore Lasoula’s Little Wishbone Collection at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry. The necklace, featuring a silver cable chain with a wishbone and diamonds, makes a sweet off-to-school gift (even for students who aren’t actually leaving home). Find the necklace in-store or online for $195.
From custom engagement rings to simpler jewels, Consider the Wldflwrs has quite the collection of fine jewelry, but at the moment, we have eyes for the personalized big dot ring. Available in 14-karat yellow gold with engraving, it is minimal and classic. Buy it for yourself or personalize it for a new mom. Find it online or in-store for $256.
Despite wishes for cooler weather, summer is still in full swing. Make the most of the season by dining al fresco with a juicy, light-bodied red wine. We discovered the Post Flirtation by Martha Stoumen at Woodland Wine and fell head-over-heels for its easy-drinking nature. The natural wine rings in at $30 a bottle. Order online and enjoy the ease of curbside pickup.
Ivory Cotton Bar celebrates cotton candy’s Tennessee origins and claims to be Nashville’s first organic cotton candy company. The reimagined sweet treat is available in more than 60 surprising flavor combinations, including campfire s’mores. Enjoy the taste of summer in a new and different way. Browse the online store and find your favorite flavor for $6.99 each.
Take care of your sunkissed skin with One Love Organics Vitamin C scrub. Designed to be a cleanser, moisturizer and an exfoliant, the multi-tasking scrub makes your nighttime routine easy. Plus, it smells like vacation in a bottle with notes of pineapple and citrus. The sugar-based foaming scrub is just what your skin needs after long, hot months outside. Lemon Laine has stocked their shelves with this scrub; you can visit their East Nashville store or text the team to shop from your phone.
CBD skin balm
Handwashing has its obvious benefits, but it can leave your hands dry and cracked. Give them much-needed love with a beeswax, CBD and eucalyptus oil skin balm by Also Organics. The balm protects dry and sensitive skin for lips, face, hands and body, helping heal sun damage. The balm is sold online for $69.99.
It is a real treat to have FLWR Shop open on the West Side! Since they experienced devastating destruction from the March tornado, this is their one-and-only location (at the moment). The new Belle Meade store will brighten your day with fresh-cut stems and vases galore. These mini vases ($21) are made with colored clay porcelain and given a matte finish and glazed interiors, and they are cute enough to function as home decor with or without flowers. Thankfully, you can shop all vases online, but we recommend stopping in the new store and picking out a few flowers to fill your new purchase.
A good set of lamps can do wonders for transforming any table in your home. You can easily add light and style with a well-chosen pair, and the options are endless. Looking for a chic set that would be a fun touch for any room? Search no further than this set from Epiphany Home. Available for $700 each, the lamps are waiting for you in their Green Hills store.
Finding furniture and accessories that are both unique and of good quality is challenging. Oak Nashville makes things easier with its ever-changing selection of goods. The shelves are filled with vintage pieces, and the floor always holds a handful of must-have furniture. This vintage wooden bench, available for $280, is a favorite FIND of the moment. Stop by the Oak Nashville store, send them a message on Instagram or call to purchase.
Salt and pepper grinders
Even if you are only setting the table for your immediate family, who have been your only dinner guests for months, it is worth making things look extra special. COLOR is a go-to for home entertaining pieces, such as these wooden salt and pepper grinders. Add them to your table setup or pass them along as a gift for another stylish homeowner. Find the pair for $57.50.
It is not too late to try out the best accessory of the summer. Once again, Yeti found a way to keep our drinks cold and sippable. The colster holds your favorite 12-ounce beverage, and the screwtop locks in the cold to keep things chilled all day. You will be surprised at how well this works! Grab yours today at Cumberland Transit for $18.74. You can buy online and pick up at the store if you are not ready to shop in person.
This work of art would make the perfect dining table centerpiece. Filled with flowers in the summer, apples in the fall and ornaments for the holidays, the bowl is multi-functional and beautiful enough to stand on its own. The glass bowl is available at Merridian Home Furnishings for $98, and it is also available to order online.
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Originally from Florence, AL, Jeremy Fowler is now a Nashvillian who uses the natural world as his muse. Thoughtful brushstrokes, color choices and nods to impressionism define his artistic style. His works are soothing and invite you to get lost in the landscapes. Entitled “Lakeside,” this framed oil-on-canvas piece is $400. The Nashville Artist Collective is committed to gifting 5% of sales to a specified charity, so your money makes a difference. Shop here.
This year especially, Radnor Lake has been a much-needed escape for many locals. It remains one of our favorite places to hike and get away from “the city.” Whitworth Design celebrates this Nashville treasure with a small shadow box (8.75-inch-by 8.75-inch-by-1.19-inch). The shadow boxes are available at Maxi B. Home in Brentwood or online for $44.99.
Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir
Nashville proudly calls Lisa Donovan their own, and locals revel at the chance to taste her sweet creations. The pastry chef has worked alongside other notable Nashville chefs, including Margot McCormack, Tandy Wilson and Sean Brock. Now, she shares her memoir of “cooking, survival, and the incredible power in reclaiming the stories of women” in her book, Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger: A Memoir. Snag a copy at Parnassus Books for $28, and dig into her captivating narrative of her time in the kitchen and the stories of the women who came before her. Order online and get the book shipped to your house or opt for curbside pickup.
Lost Spring: How We Cocktailed Through Crisis
Nashville bartender Mike Wolf made the most of his spring quarantine by penning his second book, Lost Spring: How We Cocktailed Through Crisis. Within the pages, Mike discusses the reality of navigating the Nashville tornadoes in March (which killed two local bartenders) immediately followed by the pandemic. Additionally, he taps into his well-connected mixology network to curate a tasty list of cocktail recipes for readers to try at home. Released just last week as an e-book and available in print next May, Lost Spring showcases top-name talent from Nashville as well as Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Learn more about this new release, available for $6.99, and download your e-copy HERE.
Although our social calendar isn’t exactly full, we are still hunting for fashion items to add to our fall wardrobe. First on the list: Sierra pumps from ABLE for $148. It is hard to beat a two-inch heel and such a stylish design. The only hard part is deciding between the caramel and bone croco colors — good luck! Shop online or in the ABLE storefront in the Nations.
Although the holidays feel far away, they will be here before we know it. Start shopping early and order a custom-beaded change purse from Ink Nashville. Shoppers have their pick of colors, monogram and layout to create a one-of-a-kind gift. Because of the attention to detail given to each purse, it takes time to make and ship the item, so order early. The change purses start at $45. Email [email protected] or call to make an appointment.
Duke’s General Store, our favorite car wash gift shop, continues to impress with their selection of cookbooks, kids’ gifts and local goodies. Most recently, the shop added personal shopping services and curbside pickup. To order, send an Instagram message to @dukesgeneralstore with any important details (budget, who you are shopping for and what you are looking for). The possibilities are endless, and most items ring in for less than $20, so you can buy on a budget. If you want something special, ask for a gift basket. There is a $5 flat fee to deliver to addresses in the Nashville area, or ask for curbside pickup.
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