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Editor’s Picks: Stylish Finds of the Week

Every week, our style director picks her favorite items—for the home, the kitchen, and the chic Southerner

Brennan Wesley

As style director at Garden & Gun, Haskell Harris comes across thousands of products. In the weekly Talk of the South newsletter, she highlights some of her favorites. Take a look at (and shop) what has recently been featured and sign up here to get next week’s edition in your inbox.


Trademark Large Tote

As a new mom, I’ve become well acquainted with the value of a tote bag, but I’m always on the hunt for pieces that look a little more handbag than mom bag. I love the designs from Trademark. The bags are as sophisticated as they are hardworking, ideal for everything from groceries to tailgating accoutrements to, in my case, diapers and a laptop. $148; shopbop.com

From newsletter on January 29, 2019

Conway Electric Extension Cord

I’m always looking for items that blend function and beauty, and though I never thought I’d say an extension cord was chic, the designs by Conway Electric are. I love this one’s colors, old-school wrapped cord, and vintage look, but it’s also thoroughly modern, with two fast-charging USB ports. Think of it as a functional art object for your desk or anywhere that you need an extra outlet. $159; needsupply.com

From newsletter on January 23, 2019

Furbish Annabelle Table Lamp

This lamp from North Carolina’s Furbish Studio is a design miracle: It’s cordless, the LED bulb is golden and ambient (not blue), the simple shape fits any style of decor, it’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and it comes in multiple colors. It’s the perfect light for tricky areas such as mantels, bookshelves, or alfresco dinner tables. I could use an army of them. $225; furbishstudio.com

From newsletter on January 15, 2019

Pappy & Co. Bourbon Balls

These insanely delicious bourbon balls dreamed up by the folks at Pappy Van Winkle are some of the easiest, most Southern gifts to give anyone with taste buds. $12; ggfieldshop.com

From newsletter on November 30, 2018

Mosscoff Copper Straws

I’m trying to cut down on plastic everything these days, including straws. I love these copper versions because they’re durable, naturally antibacterial (something you want in a reusable straw!), and they look beautiful, too. I keep a few of them in my glove box in the car, at my desk at work, and at home. $15; amazon.com

From newsletter on October 3, 2018

Farm from Home, by Amanda Brooks

One of my favorite sources of inspiration is the Instagram account of Florida native-turned-Anglophile Amanda Brooks. Anytime I’m having a harried day, I click over to see if Brooks is making jam or arranging flowers, and my blood pressure lowers. Brooks debuted a cookbook that brings her Instagram life to print. It’s also a memoir of sorts, detailing her experience of going from the fashion world in New York City to a simpler existence on her husband’s family farm in England. That slower pace and connection to the land is something many Southerners will relate to. My favorite recipe? Her raspberry muffins. Easy, beautiful, and sort of like Southern cornbread studded with fresh fruit. $40; amazon.com

From newsletter on September 6, 2018

Xenia Taler Dinner Plates

Bamboo dinnerware has been stealing the spotlight from patterned melamine and other indestructible outdoor tabletop goods. It’s just as fun and beautiful but better than plastics for the environment. These plates from designer Xenia Taler are dishwasher-safe, and the line is fun-loving and spirited—just like any tailgate or picnic should be! $50 for set of 4; nordstrom.com

From newsletter on August 21, 2018

Looftlighter Electric Firestarter

For those who worship at the altar of charcoal grilling, this genius Looftlighter charcoal starter takes the tedious waiting time out of firing up the coals (no lighter fluid required). Translation: Even if it’s Tuesday and you’re in a rush after work, you can still get that amazing flavor in half the time. $80; williams-sonoma.com

From newsletter on August 15, 2018

Little Barn Apothecary Bath Milk

I am not someone who lusts after lotions and potions. In fact, most apothecary items give me hives just looking at them. But about a year ago I fell in love with Little Barn Apothecary out of Atlanta. Their products use simple ingredients, and I am so obsessed with the bath soak I preach about it to anyone who will listen (thank you, patient friends and colleagues). Seriously magical and relaxing. $34; thedetoxmarket.com

From newsletter on August 8, 2018

Rebecca de Ravenel Ophelia Earrings

The art of the statement earring comes naturally to Southern women. I’m a fan of Bahamian-born designer Rebecca de Ravenel’s take on the idea, particularly her collection for spring 2018 that incorporates shells. In someone else’s hands, this idea might come off as kitsch, but de Ravenel is a master at understatement. These are pure summer sophistication. $325; modaoperandi.com

From newsletter on July 24, 2018

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