We are not sure where April went, but we’re excited for the arrival of May! We’re kicking off one of the busiest months of the year with a list of local buys for Mother’s Day and more. Don’t go hunting for grad gifts in this list, though, because that guide is coming soon! For now, check out our favorite May FINDS.
JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES
Consider the Wldflwrs earrings
Consider the Wldflwrs’ jewelry always appeals to us for its minimalistic and timeless designs. We were thrilled to learn that Music City Marketplace carries a selection of their small studs, including dot ($50), hammered stick studs ($45) and tiny dot ($40) selections. Swing by to see them for yourself.
Mother’s Day gift set
Give Mom a box of goodies that includes an Ever Alice necklace, blush mercury glass candle, rose garden bubble bath and a card. With a gift like this, she is sure to feel the love this Mother’s Day. This gift set is sold by Ever Alice Studio for $60.
Get out and enjoy the weather in a new pair of spring sneakers. This good looking pair is made of extra soft leather and suede with a cushioned insole. Find them in blush, denim and gray Italian suede for $138 at Johnston & Murphy.
Although we love these necklaces layered, we’d happily wear just one of these delicate pieces daily. If you are looking to add one of these to your regular rotation of jewelry, pick one up for $48 at Gus Mayer.
Molly slide pendant
This year, give Mom something personalized that she can wear close to her heart. This Molly slide pendant is shown on the Keller necklace, and we think it makes for a very special gift. Shop this jewelry at Ex Voto Vintage for $219.
How many times have you reached into your purse to pull out your headphones only to find them in a big tangled mess? FASHIONABLE has found the solution with these pint-sized leather pieces that keep your headphones beautifully tangle free. Snag one for yourself (and maybe for a pal, too!) for $8.
Lovers of By Terry will jump for joy knowing that the Baume de Rose has been adapted to a cream for the face, body and hands. Nourish your skin and enjoy the scent of freshly picked roses. The formula repairs, protects and comforts all skin types. The creams are available for $50-$95 at Private Edition.
Shampoo and conditioner
Prep your locks for spring and summer with moisturizing shampoo and conditioner from R+Co. The ATLANTIS will bring your locks back to life, and your hair will thank you. Your friends will also thank you for smelling fabulous from choosing the ROSY EYED (a combination of bergamot, wild fig, cyclamen, lotus flower, cedarwood and tonka beans). This line is vegan and cruelty free. The shampoo and conditioner are $28 each at Absolution.
Peter Nappi’s studio in Germantown is home to more than their stunning leather designs — they also showcase a variety of clothing and beauty brands that make us swoon. Pair your Italian Peter Nappi shoes with a scent from Italian fragrance line Lorenzo Villoresi. This line was born in 1990, and the fragrances are an interpretation of classic perfumery themes. They range in price from $85-$120, depending on size.
Spring would be incomplete without a few last-minute trips to see family and friends. Show off your style, even while traveling, with these darling cosmetic cases ($23) from Pieces Boutique. The perfect little bag for carrying everything from your toothbrush and lotion to your favorite jewels and that killer new eye compact.
HOUSE AND HOME
This stunning piece, entitled “Unfold,” is an oil work by artist Emily Leonard. Emily uses a technique of layering that brings depth to her pieces. This work is 60-by-40-inch and can be found at David Lusk Gallery for $8,000.
For flowers that will never die, shop the selection of silk flowers at The Registry. Individual stems of tulips, pansy pots, peonies, roses, anemones, forsythia and more are available for $5-$20 at The Registry. Mix and match to create a spectacular spring arrangement.
Eneby Home discovers some rare finds that we just love! Most recently, they introduced us to this rare early American 1900s foldable map. With original hardware and closures, and a chalkboard on the front, this piece is one you don’t want to overlook. You can see more about the piece here, and find this one for $2,300 at Eneby Home.
There is nothing like a new pillow (or pillows) to brighten up any space come spring. The Collected Nest | Pillow Marketplace has no shortage of spring-y pillows just waiting for a new place to call home. You can find these in three different sizes: 24-by-24-inch for $68, 20-by-20-inch for $58 and 12-by-24-inch for $48 at The Collected Nest | Pillow Marketplace.
Fresh and fake flowers aren’t the only way to bring a bit of life into your home. Opt for a piece of art that screams spring, such as this one from GasLamp Antiques & Decorating Mall. Take it home today for $285.
Whether for mom, a graduate or just someone you love, a floral arrangement is always a great go-to gift. We found this bright and cheery one for $46 at Flower Mart and thought it would be ideal for any occasion. Head to Flower Mart to pick out the perfect arrangement (in various sizes) for that someone special.
Don’t leave Buster off your spring shopping list — he’s just as excited to spend time playing in the warm sunshine and green grass as you are! Crossroads Pets has tons of great new toys and treats to keep your pup entertained all month long. Pick up this all-natural knotted rope ($18) and canvas bone ($19) on your next swing through Germantown.
EATS AND DRINKS
Olive & Sinclair got a new look, and we love it! The 75% cacao chocolate bar is made with single origin cacao beans from the Dominican Republic and features undertones of tobacco and vibrant notes of lemon zest. Shop this and other bars for $7.50 at Olive & Sinclair.
Tea and mug
We think this mug with a selection of Kusmi Teas would make a lovely gift for Mom. She can sip her tea while dreaming of Paris thanks to this French mug. Not only is it cute, but the mug comes with an infuser for the tea. The mug is $36.95, and the pineapple-flavored blend tea is $19.50 for bags and $24.50 for loose leaf at Little Gourmand.
City Winery’s newest wine is available in the restaurant, taproom and retail wine bar. This red blend is made from Petite Sirah grapes from Chalk Hill, California, and Syrah grapes from Mendocino, California, and is aged in French Oak barrels. Described by the makers as “bold and jammy,” this is one we are excited to try for spring. Snag a bottle for $38 at City Winery.
Picnic box for four
For Mother’s Day, Steeplechase or a simple Sunday activity, pack a picnic with the help of MEEL. Each box comes filled with your choice of Italian castatiello (a rustic tw0-pound brioche loaf stuffed with cured meats and cheeses) or French brioche and salmon rilettes. Each option includes a local spring vegetable crudite with bagna cauda or aioli and local strawberries. You can also add a bottle of rosé. Find the box here for $95 (plus the cost of wine).
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