I am thrilled to share that we celebrated not one but two special occasions last weekend in Nashville. I graduated with my Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt and on the same day Chris turned 30! After graduation we were looking for a place to escape the pouring rain and toast to the birthday boy so we headed to Peabody and 6th for a tour of Ole Smoky’s newest location- affectionately referred to as “Mashville”. Continue reading “WELCOME TO MASHVILLE”
I had the opportunity to sit down for a phone interview with Jessi Baker, author of the new cookbook “Shining” which features a collection of family recipes as well as the story of Ole Smoky Moonshine. Jessi and her husband Joe Baker started the now global business back in 2009 with absolutely no idea they were building what would become the most visited distillery in the country. Continue reading “Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK”
Nashville is one of my favorite places to visit but did you know there is a gorgeous vineyard waiting for you a few miles south of Music City?
Continue reading “CHEERS FROM ARRINGTON VINEYARDS”
If there’s one thing I know, it’s good donuts. I have favorite donut shops in multiple cities across the U.S. and zero shame. So you know that I have to share with you loverly folks when I find a winner and Five Daughters definitely stacks up.
Bring your daughters, your friends, and your acquaintances but also bring an insulin drip because this place is legit.
This is a throwback post because we went to Nashville the first week of January to hear The Nashville Symphony Orchestra play the score of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” live as we watched the film. While it may sound like I’m being unoriginal, the only way I can describe our experience is that it was truly magical. Continue reading “HARRY POTTER CONCERT SERIES”
Nashville night life is all about live music and heavy pours from the bartender. After visiting the French Quarter in New Orleans I would say that the difference is less jazz and more country but the atmosphere is comparable. Every where you turn there’s a honky tonk waiting for you with a live band and a cold drink. Continue reading “NASHVILLE HONKY TONKS”
The morning of Red Bull Flugtag we decided to make a pit stop outside the entry gates to eat brunch at Acme Feed & Seed. Apparently, everyone had the same idea but I was shocked at how fast the line moved. We also got our food and drinks with exceptional speed given how many people were there. We were very impressed with how fast lines went the whole time we were in Nashville. Confession time: I’m an old lady on the inside who loves people watching, early meal times, and good food. Acme did not disappoint. Continue reading “BRUNCH AT ACME FEED & SEED”
Today’s blog post might be my most unique one to date. Before I tell you all about Red Bull Flugtag, I thought I’d do you one better and show you. *Spoiler alert* This DeLorean is going to Marty McFly straight into the Cumberland.
We started off the morning having brunch at The Pfunky Griddle in Murfreesboro where my sorority sister Kristen and her precious baby girl Olivia live. Get this… you pay to cook your own breakfast. What?! I’m one of the worst cooks and breakfast food is easy to burn. Thankfully, my fiance Julia Child was there to help me out or I would have gone hungry. He cooked me scrambled eggs, hash browns, and blueberry pancakes. Continue reading “12 SOUTH & DRAPER JAMES”
I’m not normally one to enjoy spicy foods but you can’t visit Nashville and not have hot chicken. I wanted to go to Hattie B’s because Prince’s is rumored to be even hotter and Pepperfire is as well! So I went on a Nashville native’s recommendation to start with Hattie B’s and branch out from there. Well… after one bite my mouth was on fire but man was it good! Continue reading “HATTIE B’S HOT CHICKEN & BOBBIE’S DAIRY DIP”