MIRACLE ON GAY STREET

MIRACLE ON GAY STREET

Over the years I’ve compiled a list of choice bars and restaurants in cities around Tennessee. I have favorites for appetizers, meals, dessert, and drinks. Given the time I could organize a Knoxville progressive dinner of sorts. While other elements of the meal would be hard to narrow down, I’ve had cocktails covered since 2012. Continue reading “MIRACLE ON GAY STREET”

5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN

5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN

Pigeon Forge goes all out for the holiday season and practically every inch of the city is covered in garland, bows, and twinkling lights. If you’re looking for the best places to get photos for social media, a holiday card, or a photo with Santa then I can tell you the best places to go! Continue reading “5 BEST PLACES FOR HOLIDAY PHOTOS IN PIGEON FORGE, TN”

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION

Buongiorno from Tennessee! I have a dozen or so Italy posts to share with you but today I wanted to start by saying how seamless it was to plan our trip with a travel agent. Kelsey over at Hearten L+E put together our dream itinerary for a 10 day trip to Italy that came in UNDER BUDGET. That’s including flights, transfers, train rides, a cooking class, and tours in Venice, Rome, and Pompeii. Continue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION”

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

October is finally here which means Oktoberfest is almost over! It ends on Sunday the 6th but don’t worry if you can’t make it to Munich this year. Knoxville has the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest (in a CASTLE no less) and I’ve got pictures to prove it. Continue reading “CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE”

DELTA BLUES BBQ

DELTA BLUES BBQ

The newest restaurant in Bristol caught my eye while walking down State Street during Rhythm and Roots last weekend. Delta Blues is a BBQ restaurant that feels a little like Memphis and Nashville right here in Bristol. My husband is known as the brisket king in our family so I knew it wouldn’t be long before we ended up at Delta Blues for dinner. Let me show you around. Continue reading “DELTA BLUES BBQ”

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a music and art festival held every 3rd weekend in September on the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. Since we’ve lived in Bristol for the last 7 years we’ve been quite a few times and seen incredible headliners and talented artists from all over the world. One year my sister set up an art tent to sell her pottery which gave me a unique opportunity to see the festival from the other side. This year was much more relaxed because we decided to go for one day instead of all 3. Continue reading “RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019”

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

Did you know there is a “you pick” flower field in Sevierville? As a self-proclaimed anthophile (flower lover) I’ve spent my fair share of sunny days surrounded by delicate petals and buzzing bees. As a Sevierville naitive I couldn’t wait to tell you all about this small business with deep roots. Continue reading “HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?”

GRAZE BURGERS

GRAZE BURGERS

Girls night out has been scheduled at Graze for months now and after 2 failed attempts the third time was the charm! I’m excited to see how downtown Sevierville looks in the near future. How great would it be to have more restaurants and maybe even (Heaven help us) a brewery? Continue reading “GRAZE BURGERS”

BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS

BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS

I don’t get out of bed early for just any occasion but I happily made an exception for hot air balloons. They make me feel like I’m in a story book or a fairy tale with their rainbow colors and promise of carrying me away. Continue reading “BREAKFAST WITH THE BALLOONS”