If the gorgeous autumn leaves, the smell of pumpkin spice and the plethora of mums and gourds have yet to put you in the holiday spirit, this list of goodies sure will! We’ve curated a wonderful selection of items for your home, seasonal decor and fashionable apparel for him and her. Take a look at what’s in store around town and put your shopping gear into full throttle. You really don’t want to miss out on these great picks!
The time is right to snuggle with your loved ones (and pets) in front of a fire with a good book and great blanket. These gorgeous throws by Barefoot Dreams come in so many pretty natural tones and would look great in countless homes. Available at Providence Interiors for $161
This stunning vintage globe functions as both a decorative element in your home, and also as fitted bar storage. The top half of the globe opens to reveal an inner chamber that can hold ice, as well as your many bar tools. The printed color map is in 12 sections and multiple colors. It stands 34 inches tall with a 44-inch diameter. Available at Northgate Gallery for $1,950
While Merridian is known for its beautiful furniture, we know that it is always a go-to for decor and gifts, as well. Both of these textured metal trays were sitting on top of a gorgeous mirrored table. Both have gold interiors. The large light pink tray is $55 and the medium red tray is $45. Sit them on top of your coffee table or ottoman, or use them to serve drinks at your holiday party.
When you have several long months of chilly football games, tailgates and bonfires ahead, it’s nice to know that there is a bootie out there that is comfy and cute. These booties by the brand Dromedaris offer incredible support and they look adorable with dresses and jeans! Available for $189 at Cute & Comfy Shoes
Teal faux fur vest
Our 2015 Fall Fashion Calendar nailed it — colored fur is definitely the next big thing. This teal, faux-fur vest is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your monochromatic outfits this year. It would look fantastic with some leather leggings — or even just with jeans and a long-sleeve top! Available for $55 at Violet Flower
Ceri Hoover bag
Ceri Hoover, a Nashville favorite, has done it again with this stunning white bag that doubles as a clutch and a crossbody. As you may know, we are champions for winter white and find it elegant when it shows up in leather accessories. Shop this leather bag ($345) and others at Hemline.
Treat your little girl to a stylish pair of riding boots that she can wear all season long. Super soft and flexible, but well made, they are the perfect item for a girl-on-the-go to look stylish and feel comfortable! Available at Plaid Rabbit Gifts for $122
While updating your winter wardrobe, don’t forget about your furry friends. come.sit.stay has fabulous finds for pups of all sizes. This “Furberry” coat will have your small pooch looking stylish and staying warm as the temperatures drop. Available for $45 at come.sit.stay
HAIR AND BEAUTY
Aveda Control Force
Set your locks in place with this firm-hold hair spray from Aveda. The spray provides 24-hour hold without the crunch. The organic essential oils of Bulgarian lavender, bergamot, palmarosa and vetiver offer a fresh and calming aroma. Pick up a can for $30 at True Blue Salon.
Draper James Lipstick Queen
With Draper James’ flagship store now open in Nashville, we have found ourselves loving the brand even more. Everything from items with playful patterns to tasteful home accessories caught our eye at last week’s opening. This lipstick, in a shade perfect for fall, is the necessary accessory for any gal out on the town. Check out the new store and grab this lipstick in Black Tie Red for $50 at Draper James (available in-store only).
Kevin Murphy DOO.OVER
New to the shelves of The Cosmetic Market, this product is a dry finishing hairspray that is gaining attention across the country. Similar to POWER.PUFF, DOO.OVER gives instant volume and holding power. Enjoy the freedom of movement and the soft-looking texture that this product delivers. $27.50 at The Cosmetic Market
Men’s Sport Coat
According to the gents at The Oxford Shop, the one item every man must have this season is a plaid sports coat, whether it’s a distinct check, window pane or glen plaid. They go great with blue jeans or dress pants and a tie. Invest in the right one from The Oxford Shop, and it will last you decades — and never go out of style!
This after-shower spray is the perfect addition to your beauty regimen. Adding shine and softness, as well as controlling frizz and simultaneously adding moisture and body, this is a must for all hair types. We will definitely be using this baby on good and bad hair days alike. Available at Paige Simmons Salon for $35
ENTERTAINING AND GIFTS
For all things paper and chic, visit The Paper Place on Bandywood. They have a great assortment of stationery, planners and wrapping paper, but they also have clever gifts and seasonal knick-knacks. We thought these paper coasters, which are decorated with recipes for your favorite classic cocktails, would be so much fun for a holiday party! Available for $26
A nice, cotton hand towel is always a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member. And we love it when they have a clever message, like this turkey-themed one from Silver Steer & Co. in Franklin. That’s right! Stuff it real good! Available for $15.95
‘Tis the season to entertain — and pop bottles! We found these beautiful iron wine stoppers at Margi’s Chair for a great price. Made of sculpted metal and cork, they have a lovely architectural appeal and would not only be a great addition to your own bar, but would be a great hostess gift. Available for $18
The Southerner’s Cookbook
Cook, dine, entertain and drink like a true Southerner with help of Garden & Gun’s cookbook. The Southerner’s Cookbook features everything from recipes for biscuits and fried chicken to an understanding of the origins of Southern food, giving you a true overview on Southern living and dining. BookManBookWoman is selling this for $30 (20 percent off the cover price).
RED Spirits & Wine always has such a fresh and eclectic assortment of seasonal libations. This Clyde May’s Special Reserve Whiskey, which is 110 proof, is incredibly smooth and great for fall and winter cocktails. It makes a nice gift for any gents and ladies who enjoy a good liquor. Available for $59.99
Rattlesnakes & Cookies
Singer and songwriters, Leann and Tony Joe White give a glimpse into their family backgrounds through foods, music and stories in this cookbook. Through old family photographs and Southern home-style recipes passed down through the generations, you can see the importance of food and music in their lives. This book was recently included by the Library of Congress in their permanent collection as a great representation of American culture. Find this book at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts ($19 for the soft cover) or online.
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