Perfectly portioned goodies for your on-the-go lifestyle
Bob & Stacy’s Premium Margaritas…premixed, juice-box style!
We found out at Steeplechase just how great these are. Consider this a fun way to bring the party anywhere during this season of socializing. Open and pour over ice OR keep cold, open and add a straw. They taste good…really! A squeeze of fresh lime is an added finishing touch we like. Available at area liquor stores. Recommended to us first at Grand Cru. http://bobnstacys.com/
Justin’s Maple Peanut Butter
Did you see our post last week about the Ultimate PB&J Sandwich? Well, what we left out is that you can buy prepackaged, 2 tablespoon containers of the maple almond butter. YUM. The portion-sized packaging allows you to enjoy without overindulging. But, we think the real treat is including them with the margarita juice boxes for the start of your picnic family meal! http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/
White Bridge Auto Wash: Come celebrate 25 years with this Nashville institution!
The auto-wash mesmerizes infants and grownups alike. Come discover – or rediscover – what the auto-wash can do for your car. The staff’s personal touch at the end will make your car look and smell so good, you won’t believe it’s the same vehicle. Check out the gift store while you’re there, as it’s one of Nashville’s best kept secrets! http://whitebridgeautowash.com/
Dotted Line guitar with Eiffel Tower
This sweet guitar is a perfect finishing detail for a whimsical bedroom or hangout space. Each is one-of-a-kind, decorated with different themes. We spotted two at The Dotted Line and had a hard time deciding which to photograph! $274. http://www.the-dotted-line.com/
Pewter Candlestick Tray
From Julie Couch Interiors, this set of candlesticks had us wondering why we haven’t seen more like this. Easy to move around and all the wax drippings are contained on the tray! http://www.juliecouch.com/
Iron Gate’s Summer Fan:
The heat can sneak up on us so quickly, as can the bugs. For a planned party which overlaps with high temps, consider adding some of these adorable hand fans for your guests. At just $6 each, they are sure to be remembered and used. And you’ll be remembered, too, as the hostess extraordinaire for providing such a clever party favor. Available in Franklin at The Iron Gate. http://theirongateonline.net/
Aquation: Water for hydration, healthy teeth and fresh breath!
Aquation, based in Nashville, sells water enhanced with all-natural, non-GMO xylitol and hydrating electrolytes. The result is bottled water that tastes extra crisp and has oral health benefits, such as preventing cavities and freshening breath. This is why the tag line is Aquation: Brilliant Water. Better Smile. Aquation is currently available in Whole Foods and Greenlife Grocery in the Nashville area and is launching this month with Whole Foods all over the southeast. We’ve tried the water and it is crisp in a way most bottled waters never achieve. http://aquation.com/main/
Antique plates from Pembroke Antiques:
Perfect for a plate stand or wall, these lobster and crab plates are well over 100 years old and made in Portugal. They are amazing and the style is “palissy ware” (click here) and sure to become a treasure to whomever is lucky enough to buy them! $250 each. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pembroke-Antiques/
Agate Jewelry at Emmaline
These beauties are just $98 each and will add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. We are thinking that adding one to the outfit below, featuring a long skirt by Nashville designer Leona, would be lovely for…anything! We are looking forward to Emmaline’s move to the corner where Ben & Jerry’s was – more room to fill up with apparel goodies! http://www.emmalineboutique.com/
My Neighbor Totoro, part of film series Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli
Cute shoes for little feet
These cute shoes, and many more like them for boys and girls alike, are available at Tweed Baby Outfitters in Edgehill Village. Enjoy a stop by Taco Mamacita, then stroll down to check out this cute-as-a-button store aimed at our littlest ones. The perfect place to shop for your own kids or grandkids, or to be inspired to drop a little happy off at an unsuspecting friend’s house…just because you couldn’t resist! At least, that’s how we feel we when spy little shoes like these! $48. http://www.tweedbabyoutfitters.com/
OPI Nail Color: Mermaid Tears:
It’s the perfect grown-up blue. It’s not the color to make the toddlers-to-teens set scream, it’s for the next step up, when you want to make yourself smile more than make a larger-the-life statement with your nails. It’s simply happy, and we love it. (And we discovered it because Cathi Aycock from the Tennessean told us about it. So, thank you Cathi!) Photo by Bridgett Ezzard: click here.
Becca Dual Bronzer
June sometimes calls for a little warmth upon your face and shoulders. We like this bronzer, as it comes with a peachy highlighter to add a little shimmer around your eyes and cheek bones in addition to the bronzing color. The mineral ingredients blend with ease on many complexions for a natural glow. Available locally at The Skin Bar. $43. http://www.theskinbar.com/
BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier
This relatively inexpensive gadget provides a look into the intricacies of nature. The BelOMO 10x Triplet Loupe Magnifier better known as a “loop” is a favorite of botanists, stamp collectors and curious bug catchers. Once you spy the absolute beauty of a simple clover under this magnifying glass, you’ll be hooked forever. After much research, we’re sure this is the best magnifier on the market for the money. Don’t take a hike without your Triple X tucked in your pocket! For information on how to order, click here. $32.
Novel: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
A friend of StyleBlueprint posted this on Facebook and we took notice, as Jennifer Puryear is known for recommending only the best books: “Best book of 2012 so far: Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, by Ben Fountain. Set during W’s presidency, it’s the fictional story of ‘the Bravo squad’ of soldiers, who are carted around America as war heroes for two weeks before their return to duty in Iraq. The book is funny and provocative and full of hope and despair and love. Did I say funny? Bought the hard copy after finishing Kindle version a couple of days ago. You can find at Parnassus!”
FURemover Pet Hair Brush
Says our editor, Amy: “This time of year, our yellow lab sheds like crazy getting rid of her winter coat. Keeping the flying fur under control this spring was nearly impossible. Happily, I’ve discovered two things: teenaged children are, in fact, capable of operating a vacuum (with enough goading), AND the FURemover Pet Hair Brush makes easy work of removing fur from upholstered furniture and clothing.” $6.99 from The Container Store.
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