As the holiday hustle and bustle begins, it's the perfect time to take a trip with your closest friends and shop at Cookeville's boutiques, antique shops and more. We've put together a list of our favorite shops for you to shop at responsibly during COVID-19. For the love of Tennessee, remember to #maskyourmuzzle, check for online options, and distance yourself from others! Here's where to start:
Shopping at antique shops is a great way for you and your friends to have fun exploring the past, finding one-of-a-kind pieces for your homes, and supporting local businesses. Take a stroll through Judd's Country Store Antique Mall or Squirrely Shirley's and find hidden gems like vintage records, pottery, quilts, furniture, and unexpected surprises for home. You can also shop at the Cookeville Antique Mall, a family-owned business that's spent 40 years collecting antiques and are bound to have something unique. Do you love Southern Style? Check out both new and old modern farmhouse items at American Farmhouse. For something more rustic, explore the restored and resurrected at Dry Levee. You can find tables, wall art, mantles, benches and other handcrafted items made from refurbished wood. If you're a DIY Channel fan, you may find the Dry Levee crew familiar, as they were featured on Barn Builders.
The ultimate girlfriend getaway would not be complete without a little retail therapy. Start with an eclectic mix of fabrics and styles at 31Twenty-Five Boutique, where you can find dresses, rompers, tops, and accessories for the perfect boho look. Find a great selection of stocking stuffers at Poppie's Boutique, including headbands, socks, and jewelry. You can also find handcrafted earrings, patterned shoes and sweaters, and comfortable tops at Luxe Boutiques. For a huge selection of different clothing brands, kitchenware, home decor, and gifts, check out The Market on The Square—women-owned and operated. Find some affordable online shopping success at Hashtag Holly's, who recently unveiled a storefront in Cookeville's Historic West Side cultural district. While you roam around town, pop into a few more stores: The Painted House, Lamp & Lighthouse, Paloma's Treasures, Mission 931, Broadway Boutique Mall, Steward & Company, and Cigi's. There's no shortage of great finds in Cookeville, Tennessee.
Health & Beauty
There's really no better way to relax than with a day at the spa. Try a facial, fresh haircut, or skin treatment at Eden on Broad. Try transforming your skin with products by Skin Deep, or have a facial, enzyme treatment, microdermabrasion, or other advanced treatment (be sure to tell The Skin Guru we sent you!). Once you're done in the spa, find Lenny & Eva's signature sentiment jewelry at the Market at the Square or American Farmhouse. We'll have you looking and feeling your best just in time for a glass of wine at Delmonaco Winery.
Looking for an event space to amp up your retreat? Kelly Fitzpatrick, owner of Lenny & Eva, has this to say: "The Monarch event space in downtown Baxter is the perfect location for a women's retreat or workshop. This 100-year-old warehouse was recently converted into an industrial chic venue and serves as an ideal setting for gatherings both large and small. Book a few of the unique airbnb's nearby, and your event will be remembered for years to come."
There are a million things to do with your girlfriends in Cookeville. We'd be remiss if we didn't send you over to our restaurant spotlight so you know where to enjoy sweet and savory treats. During times like these, it's important to take time to reflect, recover, and spend time with those you love. We want to be a bright spot in your year, and we hope to see you soon on your ultimate girlfriend getaway.