Neighbors in #thenoke: Joseph Decuis

The Eshelman family has built an empire - a delicious and charming empire - in the heart of our dear town. Their renowned Joseph Decuis (pronounced day-QUEEZ, FYI) restaurant has become a culinary destination. What started as entertaining visiting sports insurance clients around their dining room table has become a fine dining experience, enjoyed by residents as well as many visitors from far flung places.

Joseph Decuis is now a multifaceted business with a few different dining and entertaining venues and experiences, as well as two stylishly appointed inns. We love walking down the street for lunch at the Emporium, and getting dressed up for an evening of fine dining on date night. We've been lucky to spend time on the Wagyu farm, located just six miles from Roanoke, and have seen the beauty of the compound first hand during special events. 

Our town is bustling these days, with shops of all varieties and a handful of dining choices for all palettes and price points. Joseph Decuis has brought such magic to #thenoke and we're happy to share a small stretch of road with them.

Come spend a day with us in Roanoke, and be sure to include Joseph Decuis in your plans!

Swells of Summer

New Swell styles have arrived, just in time for summer picnics, adventures and parties al fresco!

 We adore all our Swell bottles, due to their ability to keep hot things hot for 12 hours, cold things cold for 24 hours, and all while remaining comfortable to the touch, thanks to triple walled construction.

In addition to the classic style and sizes, the company continuously introduces new models, like tumblers and travelers, as well as corresponding accessories. The latest launch is the Roamer, in 40 oz and 64 oz options. Meant for holding sharable liquids (we're thinking of our favorite IPA right now), this style is an elegant take on the growler, and pairs perfectly with the small tumblers. The Roamer also has a handle that can be clipped to backpacks, kayaks, bikes and the like, with the carabiner of your choice, making it a handy addition to every outdoor excursion.


Sip by Swell offers a more casual, cheerful take on the company's more classic bottle styles, letting personalities shine through with wide array of playful prints and bold color options. The Sip bottles hold 15 oz, hot and cold, are double-walled, and feature leak-proof cap. We're particularly smitten with the adorable donut print style the company calls Frosted, because, well, donuts.

Start prepping for summer and shop all our Swell styles. They make for great grad and dad gifts, as well! 

Happy Trails

Our beloved Trovester Kate is leaving #thenoke to fully concentrate on Trove West in Big Sky, Montana, starting July 1st. Kate has long been in love with the mountainous beauty of Montana and we wish her all the best as she spends her cold weather days skiing and her warm weather days frolicking in the fields with her husband and their sweet pups, Sadie and Mulligan.

From wine fueled planning and scheming meetings to market excursions that ended with restorative yoga (much needed after long days on our feet), we've had more than our share of fun building The Trove. So much has changed since we first opened our doors and we couldn't have predicted The Trove would have two sister stores already! Be sure to follow @trovestorewest on Instagram to keep up with Kate and to get a load of all the fun and merch they offer. And if you ever find yourself in Big Sky, be sure to swing by to say hello to our Kate and her Montana friends. 

By the by, Kate's reclaimed and sassy items will soon be leaving The Trove here in Roanoke, so if you've had your eye on something, now's the time to make hay!

 

We're sure going to miss you, dearest Kate! #peaceout

Market Finds

Team Trove's approach to seasonal market shopping is divide and conquer. It's helpful for us to check out different markets with fresh eyes, so we often switch things up and try new spots, meeting new faces, seeing new places and always discovering something cool and unique. Here's an amuse bouche of our latest discoveries.

Trovester Mark went to the Atlanta gift show, where he found a scarf line made with Italian suiting fabrics, and a new line of throw blankets from Malibu Luxxe.

Trovester Kate had to tear herself, and her husband, away from the ski trails in her beloved Big Sky to meet Jodi and Melani in Dallas.

Kate met with the co-founder of jewelry line My Saint My Hero, Amy D'Ambra, and we all settled in for "The House That Pinterest Built: A Conversation with Diane Keaton", based on the actress, director and author's new book of the same name.

Trovester Jodi found some lovely, rustic entertaining and decor pieces, as well as new additions to our growing apothecary department.

We'll have all manner of new goods rolling into the store in the coming weeks and months we just know you'll love. Come see us in #thenoke!

Direct From Big Sky Country

When Trovester Kate opened up The Trove West in her cherished Big Sky, Montana, we were thrilled - not only for her, but also for the treasures she'd find and inevitably share with us here in the Midwest. While she takes some of our Indiana gems out west, she also brings back indie designers and brands we wouldn't otherwise have access to. Scroll through Kate's latest finds to hit #thenoke from Big Sky Country...

Allison Kallaway Jewelry

Spotted at an area market, Kate instantly knew jewelry by local designer Allison Kallaway would be a hit at Trove West and at the mother ship. Known for her strong metalsmithing skills, the designer found inspiration while working for the Peace Corps as an Art Educator in Botswana. Her modern industrial style includes myriad African design elements influenced by her travels.

Blue Moose Metals

Found at a gift show in Billings, Montana, Kate fell in love with these laser cut, hand finished, metal bottle openers, inspired by nature. These functional tools are attractive and comfortable to hold, and the magnetized back means it'll always be within reach. Blue Moose Metals bottle openers make for great gifts for the beer lovers on your list.

Dandy Jewelry

Kate discovered Dandy Jewelry, by artist and designer Andrea Lithgow, at a gift show in Las Vegas. This New Orleans, LA line is the product of childhood crafting. With a love of texture, color and patterns, Lithgow eventually started working with clay, developing one-of-a-kind glazing effects that have become her signature look.

Montana Leather Designs

Montana Leather Designs is a popular and nationally recognized leather brand that Kate enjoys giving as gifts. The fun and colorful leather bracelets are paired with silver plated zinc or pewter beads and clasps and everything is crafted in designer Olive Parker's western Montana studio. 

Swing into The Trove to shop all the greatest goods from Big Sky Country!

Trovester Travels: Texas

Trovester Jodi Golm traveled to Texas this Autumn for both a fabulous girl's getaway and an inspo-slash-buying trip for The Trove. The charming, down-home atmosphere of The Lone Star State fits right into the vibe of our lovely barn in Roanoke. We love the merch Jodi has added to our assortment and we just know you will too. Check out Jodi's Texas photo journal below for a peek at what she found in the beautiful southwest corner of our great country.

Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie (and more) in Round Top, TX

Magnolia Market in Waco, TX

No buying trip in Texas is complete without a trip to the beloved HQ of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Magnolia is everything fans of Fixer Upper could dream of...

Feeling inspired? Same.

Come shop all the new goods packed into the barn!

Neighbors in #thenoke: Paper Moon

paper moon roanoke

We adore the spirit and vibe of Roanoke and count our fellow merchants as both friends and partners in the continued growth of the town. As charming as the classic song by the same name, Paper Moon in Roanoke is one of the town's most beloved shops. Located just down the street and around the corner from us, this darling shop stocks goods both old and new. On the first floor, you'll find the softest stuffed animals, toys (both vintage and new) and baby keepsakes, books, greeting cards and other paper goods, jewelry, accessories and home decor accents. The second floor is home to a fantastically curated collection of vintage furniture.

Paper Moon is beautifully stocked for the holidays with the coveted bottle brush trees and other decor, gifts and stocking stuffers, ornaments, advent calendars and a lovely selection of wrapping paper and other accoutrements.

Owner Stephanie McKibben is one of #thenoke's most dedicated merchants, with not one but two businesses in town. Moose & Mollie's, just a hop and a skip across the street from Paper Moon, is our go-to spot for coffee drinks, light lunches, creamy gelato and candy (we're obsessed with the chocolate-covered gummy bears).

Next time you come see us in #thenoke, be sure to shop Paper Moon and grab a cuppa from Moose & Mollies!

Give Great Scents

We love giving gorgeous little gifts for the holidays, especially when said gifts are made by Indiana based artisans and makers. Enter Amber Blends, one of our fav-o-rite fragrance lines, that just so happens to be made just south of us in Indianapolis. 

The range of unisex fragrances is unique and luxurious and features natural ingredients. The scents are sultry and warm, and as they mix with the wearer's unique chemistry, they deepen for a customized finish. We know women who've lost their bottles to their husbands and vice versa, so we're confident these fragrances are gifts anyone will enjoy. 

Our sister store, The FIND, caught up with the owners of Ambre Blends to chat about the history of the company, current products and what we'll be wearing from them next year.

Read the blog post then come shop the comprehensive line of fragrances and bath & body products for those on your gift list - or for yourself (we won't tell).

Smell ya later!

Holiday Stuffing

We dream of the Winter holidays all year long. We shop, plan and curate the best of the best stocking stuffers and gifts in the land, for every kind of recipient. Of course, it would be impossible to share all the goodies we have in store, so we've handpicked some of our current favorites. From tiny treasures to thoughtful luxuries, we're excited to help you stuff your stockings with style!
 

For Her

Ambre Blends Body Cream $24 | Leather Necklaces + Bracelets $38 | Porcelain Initial Ring Dishes $39.50 | Beekman Lip Balm $8


For Him

Jack Black Men's Skincare $17 | Wood'n Steel Wallets, Starting at $45 | Second Chance Farms Scotch Infused Honey $12| Native Union Chargers, Starting at $27


For the Drinker

Porcelain Corks $16 | Straw Cards $7 | Smathers & Branson Flask $65 | Cork Safe (Wine + Champagne sizes), Starting at $10.25


For the Kiddos

Nom Nom Necklaces, Starting at $18 | Maileg Mice, Starting at $20 | Ruffle Socks $6.25 | Notes of Inspiration $8

 

We're on standby here in #thenoke to serve as your elves this holiday season!

Too soon?

Yes, we know Halloween is tomorrow, but some of our holiday merch has started to arrive and we're just so giddy about the goodies! Take a peek at our lovely new Christmas stockings and a few ideas for filling them...

christmas stockings

Chic new stockings to freshen up your mantle...

to be filled with unique and delightful pieces that will bring joy to faces everywhere!

With stylish totes and leather goods, fun and funky jewelry (have you seen the cement jewelry yet? We're obsessed.), cute books for children and the perfect card for the wine lovers on your list, there's so many treasures at The Trove. 

Get a head start on your holiday shopping now, so you can really enjoy the festivities of the season ahead!