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There’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming summer season than with shopping and treating yourself to new additions to your wardrobe. And we did just that last week thanks to the participation of 15 of our amazing designers in Nashville!

The gorgeous pop up shop was hosted at our CEO (and avid party thrower) Elizabeth Nichols’ home in Belle Meade and it was certainly done up to the 9′s with her fabulous taste, our stylish and welcoming designers, a Julia Reed book signing and of course Rosè and Mint Juleps! What could have been better??

See below for a round up of photos and stay tuned for our next big event – if you couldn’t make this one, we’d love to see you at our next one and if you did come, thank you.. we couldn’t have done it without you. Until next time!

Thanks again to everyone who participated with us and in the mean time, continue to follow our wonderful designers throughout this quickly approaching summer filled with parties, vacations, weddings and more. See below for all the fun!

“Taigan = Perfection” -Melissa Rovner of Blessings in Disguise

“I love being a part of Taigan because of their process of handpicking their designers. I’m so lucky and proud to say I’m a part of this family!” -Molly Gravitt of Molly Jane Designs

“I’m afraid Taigan may be an addictive site for me.  Loved finding such unique items.” -Taigan shopper, Jackie Zickler

We are happy to announce Taigan’s Pop Up Shop in Nashville! In addition to presenting these amazing designers, Julia Reed will be here signing her latest book collaboration – One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood on Wednesday night. Mark your calendars!

Below are the stories behind each designer presenting product:

From Hawaii, Letarte resort and swimwear presents a bohemian island aesthetic with signature prints, intricate adornments and lavish details. These are the stylish pieces all ages can enjoy on summer vacations to different beaches and resorts.

Turkish-T, based out of Nashville, presents some of the most authentic Turkish beach and bath towels and accessories. This line demonstrates an appreciation for the age-old technique and tradition of processing, looming and refining cotton. Each of their items are great hostess gifts or bath accessories for use around your home or pool.

 Blessings in Disguise, jewelry designs from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, represents a passion for objects of history that are symbols of culture and tell a story. Melissa Rovner, the creator, gathers old medals, crosses, symbols and stones to turn them into fashion pieces for everyone to enjoy.

Traveling from Houston, Melissa Braniff brings her fine jewelry designs that incorporate rare and ancient coins. These pieces don’t simply make a statement but they connect history as well. These are gorgeous Mother’s day gifts and certainly conversation starters for anyone who wears these pieces.

 Lizzy Couture, also based in Nashville, creates fun fashion cuffs and necklaces with an inspiration of vintage designs and styles. Her designs combine old tulle, antique French trims, and English fobs and trinkets, which result is one of a kind, eye catching pieces. These pieces are fun accessories to any outfit.

 LEN Belts, based in Franklin, TN, presents the most extensive variety of luxury belts made of animal skins and leathers in today’s marketplace of menswear. Their belts are stunning and each are handcrafted one by one through a twenty-five, individual step process. These are fantastic Father’s Day, groomsmen or wedding gifts for that special guy.

 Anatomie, traveling from Miami, is one of the absolute best women’s active and travel wear lines. They use all French and Italian fabrics and craft their pieces into sophisticated and flattering lines. The next time you have to run out of the house without getting all dolled up, you can certainly throw their pieces on and be stylish.

 Glamourpuss, based in New York City, is a fashion line of chic, easy accessories and apparel that any woman can wear throughout the day for all occasions, from the morning errand run to business meetings to drinks with friends at night.

Brackish Bow Ties, from Charleston, presents handcrafted, gorgeous ties 100% made of feathers – perfect for this upcoming wedding and gala season.

 Res Ispa – Latin for “the things speak for themselves” – is a men’s line based in Atlanta of shoes and dop kits cut from ancient Turkish rugs; therefore, each pair or bag are one-of-a-kind. They are comfortable, stylish and are perfect gifts for upcoming graduation and Father’s Day.

 Armstrong + Wilson, from Philadelphia, present men’s pocket squares and neck ties. The creators behind these designs are passionate about marrying timeless men’s fashion with a splash of modern zest with their fun fabrics, accent buttons and bold colors. Also perfect for wedding season and Father’s Day.

88 by Sandy Simonian hails from Hawaii crafting her contemporary jewelry designs inspired by her exotic travels. Each of her pieces are fun, beachy and one-of-a-kind from her collection of materials along the way. These are great Mother’s Day gifts as well as graduation.

 Molly Jane Designs is a jewelry line based in Atlanta. Each piece demonstrates natural minerals and gemstones while also mingling feminine flair with an unexpected edge. Each offer an elegant, timeless and dramatic lasting presentation.

La Matera, from Brooklyn, NY, creates a timeless men’s style inspired by the Argentine countryside. This line of woven belts and wallets are designed after the rustic and rugged lifestyles of Argentine gauchos and the elegance of their woven fabrics. These are the perfect accessories for a guy of any age.

Trident International, from Cleveland, Ohio, creates hand crafted beach paddles inspired from endless vacations on the beaches of Crete playing the official game of summer – Reketes. These paddles are sure to make for fond memories spending time with family and friends on the beach!

Fritz Orr Canoe, from South Carolina, brings a heritage of canoeing to life through handcrafted canoe paddles. His work is truly a functional work of art.

The April 2014 issue of House Beautiful is out on newsstands everywhere and guess who is featured?? Taigan CEO Elizabeth Nichols herself! In this month’s issue, Nichols shows the world her bathroom vanity and it is quite a gorgeous view (no pun intended).

See below her favorite products and collectibles – among these are a combination of gorgeous heirlooms and also fun Bobbi Brown lip glosses. But the beauty of all this is that everything can be purchased in one place, online, on Taigan. And that is precisely what is so special about our site.

April 2014 issue of House Beautiful Magazine feature Taigan CEO Elizabeth Nichols’ bathroom vanity!

 

Full page story on Elizabeth Nichols’ bathroom vanity in House Beautiful Magazine!

 

So be sure to get your copy now and read all about why she loves the things she does. And while you’re at it, shop now for all her fun beauty products and vanity accessories!

This winter, Ritz-Carlton Magazine found one of our most wonderful hidden gems – Nick Harvill Libraries! For their Winter 2014 issue, they did a wonderful story around Scottish heritage, the tradition of family tartans and presenting the rich history of those things in your home. See below the gorgeous story that we are so proud to show off!

Not only does Nick Harvill have this wonderful Tartans of the Clans & Families of Scotland (Vintage, 1938) book, but he has countless vintage books that add character and excitement to any bookshelf. And not to mention, these collectibles are perfect for those who have any specific interests. Take a look for yourself!

Happy shopping!

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:

nyes

“Nye’s Cream Sandwiches is located in Wilmington, NC, and was a Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award nominee. We’ve sampled these and they are DIVINE. Order the following sample pack from Taigan: Pumpkin Cranberry Spice, Apple Pie and Caramel Latte and Blackberry Cobbler”

 

manners

“For those who understand that a “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir” are words we hand down from generation to generation, this poster is perfect. Warning: Mother-In-Laws: DO NOT SEND TO YOUR DAUGHTER IN LAW. (She will talk about you for decades if you do.) But, otherwise, this is a fun gift for a sibling, especially one who has left the South and misses it!”

 

pecans

“We first found out about Schermer Pecans through The Southern C Summit. The gals that run this know their Southern food and they oohed and aahed over this product, with good reason. Have your gift be likewise received! $44 for a set of three.”

 

grey salt

“The grey color indicates a high content of minerals and nutrients (not found in the iodized salt we all grew up with). This salt is collected using wooden rakes, ensuring that no metal ever touches it. At just $12, this salt makes a great gift.”

 

nugget hoops

“These earrings are a great take on the traditional hoop. Seriously, we all are kinda hoping they end up in our own stockings. Teeny-tiny metallic beads are threaded onto the fine hoops, creating these light earrings that you, or your gift recipient, will reach for time and time again. Designer: FriedaSophie”

 

fudge 2

“Made in small batches in Montogomery, Texas, this fudge is loaded with goodness: ‘there’s more crunchy, nutty, coconutty per square inch than a Texas mile. That’s OUR fudge factor – where small isn’t really small at all. One taste and you’ll know, we’re not messin’ around.’ Intrigued? Us, too.”

 

cream cheese

“Made in Thomasville, GA, by Sweet Grass Dairy, this cheese has converts to GA cheese throughout more than the Southern region; the accolades pour in from all over. Send some of this cheese to your own cheese monger and then send some to yourself as well.”

 

ham biscuits

“We thought the price was too high until we broke down and bought some. Damn, these are good. I mean, slap your mama, open the front door and scream, bang on a pot GOOD.”

 

So in our opinion, you really can’t go wrong with any of these gift ideas!! Happy shopping!