Spring & Summer Essentials | All you need to look (and be!) fab this season

With the daffodils and cherry blossoms blooming around Huntsville, the prospect of warmer weather may have you thinking about your next vacation. Get ready for the sunshine with local merch that goes beyond the bathing suit. 


Find your ideal attire whether it be for an enchanting sunset stroll or a summer wedding at the Carriage House. You’ll find luxury and quality that are sure to have you ready for any occasion—and right on trend. We are loving the styles of white dresses this season and also embracing the surge of the skirt. Of course, nothing says warmer weather than a fun floral!

PRO TIP: Carriage House offers expert wardrobe styling so if you need resort wear outfits for days they can have you looking cool for a poolside luncheon and hot for date night!


We love that shoe trends this season range from demure kitten heels and pointy toes to theses chunky fisherman sandals. Don’t miss out on these sandals from Personal Couture. They’re stylish and comfy, perfect for dress up or down—and so on trend!


Need some bling with your favorite outfit? These chunky gorgeous gold pieces at Monkee’s are everything! Loving the fine details in the chains paired with those sparkles.


Don’t forget your bag! From day to evening, we have scouted the perfect styles. We are obsessed with the Molly Woven Tote and matching wallet from Hemline—perfect for brunch on the oceanfront! And when we head out for an afternoon at the seaside check out this bright and spacious ORI of London backpack from Deep South Mercantile—plenty of room for tossing your favorite beach read and towel and sunglasses!

PRO TIP: Need to kick it up a notch for a night out on the town? Right here in little old Huntsville, we have access to the most beautiful designer bags all in one place—Queen Bee of Beverly Hills!


Whether reading on the road, in the airport, in a hammock, or with your toes in the sand The Snail on the Wall has a book for any occasion and of all genres. 

PRO TIP: The Snail on the Wall loves local authors! Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge is a recent Spring recommendation and has been nominated for the Southern Book Prize! And the author, Helen Ellis, hails from Alabama.


Enjoy the summer sunshine on your tropical getaway with chic sunglasses or stylish transition lenses from R City Eye Care

PRO TIP: One of the things we love about R City Eye Care’s eyewear collection selection is that they choose the latest up-and-coming styles from independent companies that actually give back, support various causes, and are environmentally friendly.

Skin Care

Before venturing out on vacation and basking by the poolside make sure you grab some sunscreen! We love that Hesterman Dermatology helps you love the skin you are in with various sunscreens including translucent, tinted, liquid, and mineral powder. What makes their selection particularly nice is that they have options for daily wear and


Go where the breeze takes you! Fly Huntsville with Breeze Airways. They’re sure to take you to destinations where you’ll make memories you’ll never forget.

PRO TIP: Huntsville Airport just added direct nonstop flights to LAX with Breeze Airlines beginning on June 14th!

As the sunshine season beckons, Huntsville’s local stores are sure to get you ready for your summer adventures and memories to last a lifetime. 

Many thanks to Randolph School Senior and interim intern, Ila Bayless, aspiring entrepreneur and businesswoman for all of her hard work on this article!