When you think of Franklin, Tennessee, your mind probably goes straight to its historic downtown, filled with shops and restaurants and Civil War-era homes and buildings. Much has been written about the downtown area and I’m definitely one of its biggest fans — but there’s so much more to do and see in Franklin and […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 15, 2022

25 Must-See Hidden Gems in Franklin, Tennessee

In a city where dining out now means being charged $200 a head for doll-sized plates of freeze-dried zucchini and macerated eel belly, I find myself longing for simpler times and simpler meals. And lo! My wish has been granted. I’ve discovered a place that takes two of our nation’s least complicated and most beloved […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 11, 2022

Fryce Cream: Scrumptious Ice Cream and French Fries in Nashville

A couple of months ago, I was at a coffeeshop in L.A. when a man overheard me tell the barista I was visiting from Nashville. “You’re from Nashville, huh?” he said. “I heard Nashville is really cool. I heard it’s the place to be.” “It isn’t, though,” I said quickly. “I promise you, it really […]

Fun, Humor

May 31, 2022

Nashville: It’s Just Okay.

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks as my kids finish up school and my daughter prepares to graduate (!!!), but I wanted to quickly put out a Friday Favorites post because, well, why not? Here are a few things I’m loving lately:   Car Headrest Hooks Who knew such a small thing could be so […]

Books, Fun

May 20, 2022

Friday Favorites: Big Wave Surfing, Summer Music, a Classic Novel You Need to Read, and More!

You’ll find some of the best donuts in the country at Gramps Coffee & Donuts in Owensboro, Kentucky. But the story behind the shop may be even sweeter. I challenge you to drive through Owensboro, Kentucky’s historic downtown without stopping — It’s pretty much impossible.  The streets are lined with beautifully restored Victorian buildings that […]

Fun, Travel, United States

May 19, 2022

Gramps Coffee & Donuts is a True Owensboro Treasure

I like to think of myself as a watchdog for things that don’t matter and in this self-appointed role, I felt it necessary to report to you on a recent discovery that quite frankly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about downtown Nashville. Buckle up, dear reader, because you are in for a […]

Fun, Humor, Nashville Guide, Travel

May 6, 2022

What I Saw From This Rooftop Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Downtown Nashville

Several years ago, I had a very special occasion coming up, so I decided to get my brows waxed for the first time. This was right around the time that eyebrows were becoming a Thing, and since this particular occasion would include lots of fashionable people, I wanted to prove I still knew what was […]

Fun, Humor, Style

May 3, 2022

It’s Time for a Serious Conversation About Eyebrows

I know our collective thing now is to bemoan the loss of Old Nashville, but come on you guys, there are also plenty of good things that have come out of eleventy billion people all moving here at once. Okay, okay. There are actually only two: There are more restaurants. There are more bars. And […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 2, 2022

Love & Exile is Your Monday Date Night Destination

Is it Friday again already? Damn, this week flew by. Okay, here for your enjoyment are five things I’m loving right now.     First on my list of life changers is Quit Like a Woman. Several of my friends (not to mention Chrissy Teigen) say this book convinced them to quit drinking altogether, and […]

Fun

April 22, 2022

Friday Favorites: A Book, Some Music, the Best Kitchen Appliance Ever, a Rub, and The Ultimate Lip Gloss

Planning to visit The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee? Here’s everything you need to know before you go. A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a group of women, all of whom are fairly new to Nashville. “I see these historic plantation tours everywhere,” one of them said, “but I always wonder if they’re portraying […]

Fun, Nashville Guide, Travel

April 20, 2022

Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and You’ll Discover Some Surprising Secrets