Find fine crystal, tableware, jewelry, and other upscale housewares at AshBlue (4231 Harding Rd., 615/383-4882). This sophisticated shop is perfect for bridal registries, housewarming gifts, or that special touch for your home or office.
Natural soaps, hand-crafted fragrances, and soy candles are just a few of the things you will find at Green Pergola Aromatherapy and Soap Company (223 Donelson Pk., 615/889-0044). One of the best things about the store, however, is its unique partnership with two other businesses. Teas for Two sells loose tea and One 2 Yoga Studio offers one-on-one and group yoga instruction. You can also buy a hot or cold cup of tea to drink while you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the store.
Modern home furnishings, large and small, are what draws shoppers to Mad Mod (162 8th Ave. N., 615/244-6807). A complete line of bamboo textiles, local art, and trendy furniture make this a popular stop for the downtown condo set.