Our current obsessions are on display each month. Welcome to March Finds.
Jewelry from Robin Adams:
Robin uses repurposed bass and guitar strings to make fun and whimsical jewelry made to last a lifetime. Check out her site at https://nashvilleartisans.com/. Her creations are perfectly priced to make the decision of “should I?” into a simple yes. Both pieces below are just $25.
Ann Marie Hensley Photography Workshops:
One of Nashville’s treasures, Ann Marie Hensley has a huge reputation for capturing the joy of children, family and even country music’s finest. Always one to offer tips, Ann Marie has recently begun photography workshops that offer a lot of one-on-one attention. You are sure to emerge with the skill set, eyes and enthusiasm to tackle your professional or non-professional needs. Sounds like an amazing mother’s day present… hint hint. ann-mariehensley.com
Otis James Neckties:
Buy one for your guy and watch him tenderly pull it out and then rush to the mirror to put on. Something about these ties make guys go nuts and discover that they do enjoy well-made fashion, even if they didn’t know it. Locally made with national attention, these neckties are ones to be loved and worn both for work as well as for casual weekend days. This picture was taken at Imogene+Willie. www.otisjamesnashville.com
Restyled Antique Jewelry
Jackie Hicks loves making jewelry pieces using antique pocket watches, some dating back to 1903. They are priced from $145 – $685. Pricing all depends on the materials used: gold filled, sterling, and vintage pieces (brooches, pins, earrings, pieces of bracelets, mother of pearl buttons, belt buckles, etc). Each one is an unique original. You can see the full collection at Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry on March 8th from 6-8PM. For details: click here.
Cowgirl Cupcakes and General Store
This *sweet* shop serves up cupcakes in the Franklin store and also delivers to Davidson and Williamson Co. addresses (for an additional fee). And, we don’t know about you, but convenience is something we are finding more and more enjoyable these days. Please deliver the cupcakes to my doorstep, my child’s school, to my office or anywhere else — just don’t make me do it! We all have those days, so thank you! Creative and convenient cupcakes. That’s just what we need. cowgirlcupcake.com
Peter Nappi Bag:
This bag from Peter Nappi will be your go-to must-have if you are busy and need room to carry things, but need pockets and a certain cool factor as well. At $325, you will be carrying this bag for years to come and just may not know what you did before having it. peternappi.com
House of Harlow clutches:
Available at The Perfect Pair, these clutches need to be scooped up. Wear with the chain over your shoulder or carry as a clutch. We can not imagine a time or place that this clutch would not be the perfect accompaniment to complete your outfit. $195. www.theperfectpairnashville.com
Funky Old Gringo Boots
The brand Old Gringo has made our heart flutter for several years. Two Old Hippies in the Gulch recently picked up some of their funkiest boots — sure to be a fashion statement no matter the season. When you are ready to throw “safe” out the window and embrace the happiness of fabulous workmanship and making a statement, consider one of these (among others!). twooldhippies.com
This brow bar does an amazing business polishing people’s eyebrow’s into shape with the ancient art of threading. Threading involves actually taking two pieces of thread and rubbing them together to pull each eyebrow hair. You can have your whole face done for a fabulous exfoliation as well. While there, check out the apparel, jewelry and handbags as there are always fun finds. Two locations: Hillsboro Rd and the 2525 building on West End. Website: www.salonatash.com
Jeremy Barlow’s Book:
Chefs Can Save the World is local chef Jeremy Barlow’s “call to action for everyone who prepares, serves, consumes or simply enjoys food. We all have a responsibility to pay more attention to what we eat, where it comes from, and how it affects the world around us.” – Amazon.
Jeremy is well-known throughout Nashville for his amazing food at Tayst and Sloco, but also for his insistence that the food be locally sourced as he recognizes how this determination can change our communities and health for the better. With half of all food dollars spent eating out, chefs have enormous power in the future of how our food is consumed and prepared.
A great read for professional cooks, non-professional cooks, and everyone who basically EATS — that means all of us.
When StyleBlueprint Louisville wrote an article on cowhide rugs, one StyleBlueprint Nashville girl decided she must have one! After seeing them at Nest Nashville, AshBlue and Imogene+Willie, the look was obviously one to be embraced (as all those places simply ooze style). Liza ended up at Tandy Leather Factory on Nolensville Rd. This place is small but amazing. With one cowhide for her son’s room and one for her living room, she is set. www.tandyleatherfactory.com
Sachajuan Hair Products
Sachajuan was introduced in 2003 in Sweden. What makes Sachajuan products special is an active ingredient called Ocean Silk Technology. Valuable proteins and minerals are extracted from sea’s algae. The algae is combine with tailor made active ingredients to create unique results on different hair types. This technology combines to give hair maximum shine, volume, stability and care without making your hair heavy. Sachajuan is a well-established premium brand in the Scandinavian market. You can now find Sachajuan Hair products at Private Edition and Therapy Systems at the Green Hills Mall. Prices range from $12 for a travel size to $90 for liter sized shampoo and conditioner. For more information about Private Edition, click here. For Therapy Systems, click here.
OXO Egg Beater
This fun kitchen tool will have you beating eggs and making homemade whipped cream just ’cause. With a house full of kids, this tool will make everyone fight over who gets to to use it and you may just need to buy some chickens to keep up with the eggs that are suddenly being eaten each day. Yes, a whisk works well, but there is something about this beater that just makes the task more fun. www.williams-sonoma.com
Bloody Mary Mix
After learning to create Bacon Infused Vodka (no worries, the process will be on StyleBlueprint soon), the perfect Bloody Mary Mix was needed. Our taste test last year revealed Zing Zang the winner, so we thought we had a champion. Upon ordering some Charleston Bold & Spicy Bloody Mary Mix, we now realize that our taste test was not complete. Voted winner in the FOOD category by Garden & Gun‘s Made in the South Awards, this mix is sure to please. Judge and James Beard Award winner Sean Brock said, “As soon as I tasted the mix, I could taste the hard work that went into it…He nailed it.” charlestonmix.com
Haven: Sanctuary of Style
With the daffodils in full bloom, this lovely dress by Gary Graham feels just right for spring. Gary Graham, know for his cutting edge fashions, uses Luxe materials such as silk georgette, wool jersey and duchesse satin. Each garment is constructed using handmade techniques to glide onto the body as comfortably as a T-shirt. His collection is designed to be worn either individually or combined and layered interchangeably to create multiple wardrobe options and color combinations. The result is a casual, comfortable approach to a designer wardrobe. For more information on Gary Graham, click here.
This sensual dress is available at Haven: Sanctuary of Style, located in downtown Franklin on the Square. To visit their website, click here.
Roux Maison Laundry Products
If you hate to do laundry as much as we do, there’s no better way to make a mundane task more enjoyable than with Roux Maison laundry products. Roux Maison products incorporate basic, natural ingredients and turn them into superior, fabric-specific laundry detergents that extend the life of your garment. In their eloquent manifesto, one of the many tenets is that cashmere sweaters should last lifetimes. We couldn’t agree more. Roux Maison products come in a variety of fragrances from ambrosia to sweet tea, or fragrance free. The company is based in Nashville, and their products are guided by Southern sensibility and heritage. Give us a reason to like doing laundry, and we’re in for the long haul. For more information about Roux Maison, click here
Available in Nashville at The Produce Place (4000 Murphy Rd, 37209) and JAMIE (4317 Harding Rd, 37205).