Just as April brings blooming flowers, the South’s best shops are also blossoming with new arrivals for our homes, closets, and outdoor agendas. This month’s FINDS are instant mood-boosters — and you don’t even have to leave your home. Support small businesses by shopping these 16 fresh Southern FINDS online!
FOR THE VACATION-READY CLOSET
This limited-edition Abbey Glass caftan radiates playful elegance for all your warm-weather activities. It’s flattering enough to wear to dinner with cute heels and comfortable enough to throw over a bathing suit. It’s crafted from festive, eye-catching eyelash chiffon and comes with a matching slip. Find this for $165 at Abbey Glass.
Beloved Atlanta leather goods company Good & Young has introduced STRIPES to its line of colorful bags and accessories, and we are smitten. Wear this fanny pack cross-body, across your hips, at your natural waist, or throw it over your shoulder. This piece is the best companion for travel, concerts, errands, and more! Shop this for $165 at Glad & Young.
Linen pieces are so easy and breezy, but they often lack pizazz and shape. This top’s trendy olive-lime color and bold white and black piping will have you basking in compliments. It gives us the feel of a glamorous tennis ball. Shop this at Antibes for $184.
Statement necklaces are making a comeback, and you truly cannot go wrong with this beautifully classic, saddle-brown leather piece. A perfect dash of spice to any outfit, we’re picturing this with some flowy cream and pastel-colored layers. At $295, it’s a bit of a splurge, but it’s sure to take you through the seasons. Find it at Keep Shop.
Irresistible color-blocked pinstripes make this the perfect top for spring and summer. Wear this 100% cotton piece as morning loungewear, tucked in halfway to white shorts or pants, or over a bathing suit to the beach! Find it for $44 at Dear Stella.
Keep flowers and greenery on a 360-degree display with these gold-trimmed windowed vases. Each vase includes a reflective mirror base and a glass panel with a simple gold metal edge. The narrow depth helps make flower arranging easy. This interesting vase comes in small ($28), medium ($44), and large ($60) at Ella Collective.
These wooden gilded easels are hard to find, but tastemaker and collector Emily of Willow & Pearls finds the unfindable. This pretty easel stands just under 11 inches tall, and it’s the easiest way to display a watercolor, print, or photo you love without having to frame and hang it. Shop this for $55 at Willow & Pearls. (You won’t be able to stop looking at her collection!)
Small home additions like this two-foot-by-three-foot rug add a little comfort, pleasure, and beauty to the home. Add this fun jute rug to a guest or half bath, or stick it by a door! Available in both white and blue stitching (shown below), find it for $74 at Two Friends.
Crafted in Portugal from fine organic cotton, this blanket is light and comfy but also gentled and textured. Stone-washing makes the fabric soft and luxurious, and it comes in multiple colors and two sizes for effortless layering on beds, chairs, and sofas. The full/queen size is $328 and the king is $378 at Asher & Rye.
BATH & BEAUTY
Dryer balls and fragrance
Ditch your dryer sheets for these 100% New Zealand wool dryer balls. They’re an earth-friendly way to naturally soften your laundry, squash static, and reduce drying time. Each pack comes with three dryer balls and a two-ounce fragrance oil available in four scents (cashmere, Egyptian cotton, salt and sage, and black pepper). Treat your clothes and linens for $31 at Swirlz.
Magical cherry blossom trees famously bloom for only two weeks of the year before dropping their leaves. But now you can bring their fragrant flower’s sweet and gentle aroma to your home year-round. Hand poured in Dallas, TX, shop this and dozens of other scents for $40 at Declutterd.
Daily Dose SPF
Since we’re all going to be spending more time outdoors now, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re stocked up on a good SPF — even better if it also incorporates skin-enhancing properties, like this Supergoop version. Proven to break the daytime cycle of skin damage for healthier, younger-looking skin, this formula will not only protect you from the sun but also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a rejuvenated look. Pick up a bottle for $46 at The Cosmetic Market.
KITCHEN & CULINARY
We’re seeing a lot of these cross-backed Japanese aprons, and there are myriad reasons why they’re so popular. They are lightweight, absorbent, quick to dry, and the beautiful stone-washed linen gives a bucolic look that makes cooking a joy. Shop this in five different colors for $85 at Creme De La Creme.
Gourmet cheese club
Let the professional cheesemongers at Orman’s send you or your cheese-lover a monthly selection of three cheeses (totaling one and a half pounds)! They ship the third Thursday of each month, and the package comes with descriptions and pairing recommendations. The club is $165 for three months at Orman’s Cheese Shop.
Movie night set
Ditch the microwave next movie or game night and pop your own craft popcorn over the stove! This set comes with Rancho Gordo Popping Corn that can be mixed with lavender honey, Chimayó salt, Oaxacan salt, or any other sweet or salty accoutrement you like! Shop this for $40 at Cooper-Young Gallery + Gift Shop.
Perfectly Cordial’s Hibiscus and Honeycomb mixture is the perfect concoction for spring. Sweet, floral, and refreshing flavors like fresh Hibiscus are steeped and blended with local honey would make the perfect addition to vodka or whiskey while you sit and sip out on a patio. Pick up a bottle for $16.99 from Perfectly Cordial.
Wishing you a lovely April filled with more picnics than pollen!
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