Our favorite finds for summer all in one place.
WOMEN’S GUIDE: from left to right
Shell Halter Bikini in Navy: Classic styled bikini with authentic shell detailing. Ties at neck with back hook for a perfect fit. Sunset Tassel Earrings: These swarovski crystal earrings will make any outfit shimmer in the sun. Charleston Dress in Ikat: This flirty dress with slightly ruffled shoulders and a zippered back will turn any ordinary day into a play date. Grass Green Knit Skirt: This rib jersey skirt is a great piece for any occasion. Dress it down in the day with a pair of flat sandals or dress it up with a pair of heels and the Sunset Tassel Earrings. Irene Wood Necklace: Add this bold statement necklace to a simple dress. Created from three strands of pale pink jade, hot pink painted wood and faceted dark cherry red quartz. Cream Silk Tunic Top: The ultimate essential tunic for your closet. Boars Tusk Beaded Pendant Necklace: A great addition for a summer look. Made from faceted speckled agate beads and gold accent wooden beads and featuring a statement boar’s tusk pendant. Infradito by Tapeet Sandals: Bring casual elegance to any summer outfit in these black flat sandals with gold details. Isotria Dress: Kimono dress in silk crepe de chine with poly chiffon pleats and a twisted back in a painted floral print.
MEN’S GUIDE: from left to right
Caiman Crocodile Belt in Gunsmoke: This belt is the finest in Caiman Crocodile and hand-finished in gunsmoke with a natural edge with no top stitch. Debra Torres Cotton Causal Shirt: Stay cool and casual in this pima cotton shirt inspired by the guayabera and meant to be worn untucked. Bay Leather Bag: This is an upscale version of a sailor’s duffel bag and built strong to hold your weather gear. The straps are belt grade thickness and hand sanded on the edges for a smooth feel. The contrast hand stitch is sturdy and elegant. Everything is fastened either with stitching or with leather knots. Red’s Outfitters Sunglasses: Made by hand in the Campania region of southern Italy. Frames are made from 8 millimeter luxury-grade Italian acetates which gives each pair the durability, fit, and weight you won’t find in any other brand of eyewear. Strange Fruit Linen Pocket Square: A timeless accessory to brighten your summer look. The wooden button is perfection. Swims Rubber Penny Loafer: The must have shoe this season! Waterproof and easy to clean (mud just wipes right off), but also brings a fun, sportive look and they are breathable, lightweight with a antibacterial mesh vamp top.
GIRLS’S GUIDE: from left to right
Pink Classic Tank Swimsuit: Made to hit the beach! Pink Stipe Ashely Circle Skirt Dress: The Ashley circle skirt dress goes from the beach to a family dinner with ease. Ridiculously soft and comfy, this is a dress your daughter will love to wear over and over again! Mina Silk Shift Dress: Princess-inspired, momma-desired. The sweet Mina dress is subtle and all in the details; from the lightly gathered neckline with lace trimming to the layered, ruffle hem. Floral Silk Pauline Dress: Nothing says summer like florals, tulle and twirly goodness plus the Pauline dress welcomes the warmer weather with it’s lightweight materials. Milkshake One-Piece Swimsuit: This swimsuit comes intact with built in sunscreen! Made out of a lightweight, breathable, imported Italian nylon Lycra and UPF 50+ protection. Lucky Charm Bead Necklace: This Jacques + Sienna charm necklace individually designed and hand made in New Zealand. Crafted from colorful beads and highest quality sterling silver, each piece has an unexpected, positive and adorable message charm. These timeless keepsakes make perfect special occasion gifts for all ages.
BOY’S GUIDE: from left to right
Coco Organic Cotton T-Shirt: Dis Une Couleur makes the gentlest organic cottons and the cute collar around the neck it adds a special touch to every outfit. Shark Swimshirt: This cool shark printed swim shirt will quickly become a favorite. The lightweight and quick drying fabric goes from the sea to the playground effortlessly. And since it’s UPF 50+ protection, you will have peace of mind knowing your boy is wearing serious sun protection. Classic Polo: This polo is made from super-soft cotton knit and a classic for any boy.
BEAUTY GUIDE: from left to right
Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint: Naturally shield and nourish skin everyday with this antioxidant-infused, mineral matte SPF 30 sunscreen made with organic Rose Hip Oil and rich in free radical fighting Vitamin C. Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Fair Oil: This hair oil will not disappoint. A quintessential blend of eight essential oils- a perfect hair care alchemy is achieved when its rich base of apricot oil fused with calendula, sweet almond, and sunflower oils is innovatively married to neroli, rosemary and juniper oils. All About Red Lip Gloss: These lip glosses add a touch of glow, sheer enough for even those who think they can’t wear red. Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic: Essential C Tonic purifies, cools and invigorates the complexion with an anti-oxidant rich blend of green tea and citrus extracts of bergamot, orange peel and lemon balm. Itrestores the pH balance of the ski and acts as a natural toner and detoxifier. Groove is in the Heart: A favorite for summer and a cure for the common pink: this candy-colored cream will sweeten up any outfit. Rose Geranium Body Butter: Want smooth skin? This extra-rich nourishing and protective crème contains the highest quality shea butter from Uganda. The healing and soothing ingredients penetrate deeply to help skin regain a fresh, supple texture. Developed to treat cracked, callused and parched skin.
HOME GUIDE: from left to right
Rattan Bench: This bench will look great in any room in your house – just add some decorative pillows! Agate Coasters: These coasters will make a perfect house warming gift. Cotton Herringbone Throw: This gorgeous, hand woven cotton herringbone throw makes a great wedding gift or wonderful accessory for your summer home. Versailles Wooden Floor Mirror: A dramatically-shaped wood frame gives this large-scaled “floor” mirror its great presence. Lavender & Green Houndstooth Wing Chairs: Add some color to your room with these unique chairs in a beautiful print. Ginger Mercury Glass Tabletop: This lamp reflects light and space and is great for tiny rooms, windowless corners, or a difficult-to-match style. Optic Pitcher in Amethyst: The perfect way to serve ice-tea. This hand blown glass pitcher features a unique ribbed design, a clear lip wrap and blown handle. Custom Painted Wastebasket: This beautifully painted wastebasket is a lovely addition to your powder room or home office. Navy and White Wool Ottoman: This medallion print favorite pattern is a wonderful indoor ottoman and a must have!
ENTERTAINING GUIDE: from left to right
Nantucket Wine Carrier: Headed out for a picnic or dinner party? This gorgeous Nantucket style basket handcrafted with cherry wood holds 2 bottles of wine. Watermelon Sorbet: This light & refreshing offering is a crowd pleaser. For a truly Southern delight, top it off with a dash of sea-salt. Parentesi Rectangle Placemats: These pretty placemats are made in Italy and constructed of pure linen, coated and finished with a tailored double border in mercerized cotton. Their unique coating makes them stain and wrinkle resistant. Embroidered Grasshopper Cocktail Napkin: The perfect hostess gift. Faux Bamboo Flatware: Great looking flatware for everyday. Piquant Orange Slices: Les Moulins Mahjoub Piquant preserved orange slices originate in the bitter orange tree plantations of the Cap Bon region. The bitter oranges produced by these wild orange trees are grown entirely naturally, without fertilizers or pesticides. These are great for your summer palette along side grilled meats. McClure’s Spicy Pickles: Add these to your burgers! Intermingled with cayenne and habanero peppers, these pickles have a kick and you can use the leftover spicy brine to make our bloody mary mix or as a marinade for cooking. End Grain Butcher Block: These beautiful hand crafted butcher-blocks are made out of hardwood construction that is food safe and won’t dull your kitchen knives. The choice of gourmet chefs everywhere! Colorato Bowls and Plates: These festive colors are so fun for summer.
Everyone loves to find the best holiday gifts for their loved ones… especially at a great price! Styleblueprint.com – a Nashville based lifestyle publication (with impeccable taste) recently featured several of our great artisans in a story about the top 50 gifts of 2013 that are all under $50 and Southern foodie gifts. What could be better? So if you’re looking for some last minute gift solutions – see below for all their ideas with their comments on each:
So in our opinion, you really can’t go wrong with any of these gift ideas!! Happy shopping!
Shopping for dad can be the ultimate struggle, which is why we’re bringing you round 2 of our Father’s Day featured items!
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Help dad tee off in style with these golf balls and tees on his shirt cuffs. They are ideal for the golf lover who wants to be reminded of the peace and quiet of the golf course even when he’s trapped in his day time suit far away from the greens.
Go green and look cool with this is a one-of-a-kind, handmade, solid oak longboard. This board is designed for daily cruising and commuting and is perfect for the hip pop!
These plastered cocktail napkins are perfect for the father with a sense of humor or an appreciation of history. At $32 for a set of 4 they are pretty easy on the wallet too!
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They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so look no further than the Notti Daddy Tower. With toffee, sugar cookies and cheese bits there is something for all occasions!
This book is truly a whopper, not in the sense of an unbelievable fish story, but in its size (it weighs in at nearly four pounds). We think it’s an ideal gift for the sportsman who is always after that great catch!
These sunglasses don’t just block out the sun they focus the gaze of any spectator. If your dad appreciates the finer things in life then he’ll love the craftsmanship of these shades, especially the lenses made by Zeiss.
For more gift ideas see last week’s picks for daddy-o!
Our Father’s Day Gift Guide has neat stuff for all Dads: the highbrow, the hipster and everyone in between!
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La Matera’s Trucha Wallet is handcrafted in Italy with tanned Calfskin leather and then combined with a handsome Argentine woven fabric. This wallet is the perfect combination of refined Italian style and rugged South American charm. Dad will love it.
This cobalt blue needlepoint cap from Harding Lane is perfect for the preppy pop. The sail cloth material is topped with a hand stitched seagull and finished with a brass clasp.
For the traditional dad we recommend this striped tie from Bird Dog Bay. The conservative pattern is perfect for the dad that hasn’t hopped on the whimsical print bandwagon quite yet.
Everyone loves Fritz Orr’s paddles. He’s been recognized by everyone from Town & Country to Vogue as being the ultimate craftsman. In addition to being the coolest paddles around they are also works of art and would look great on a wall in dad’s office.
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The “Celebration Box” from Heritage Handcrafted is made from old whiskey staves. Boasting space for glasses, dad’s favorite liquor and a humidor, this box is the perfect vessel for all of his beloved vices. Fill it up with his favorite bourbon and few cigars for a gift he’ll never forget!
Jack Spade’s Messenger Bag is great for a more casual work environment. We love the waxed linen with leather accents and the durable shape.
This Nickel Morning After Gel is perfect for the new dad. Up all night with a baby and still need to look fresh? Not a problem with this rescue gel! This miracle potion shocks your skin back to life with the help of caffeine and menthol-enriched coffee complex reactivates–everything you need to save face.
We believe that all dads should carry a handkerchief… You never know when a little one will have a runny nose of when mom’s eyes need dabbing. These sets of three by Izola makes that theory a bit more fun with playful patterns and sayings.