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

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

I’ve been planning for what seems like forever to write a weekly post containing some of my favorite new finds — Each time I read/watch/wear/use/cook/listen to something wonderful, I want to share it with as many of you as possible. Knowing me, this may end up becoming a weekly post or a monthly one, possibly […]

Books, Fun

April 15, 2022

Friday Favorites: A Book, A Band, A Bento Box, A Ted Lasso Replacement, and Sweet Sleep Headphones

I know you’re all deeply concerned about my wellbeing right now and wondering where on earth I’ve been. Okay, okay, that may actually not be the case, but I’m still going to go out on a limb here and acknowledge my absence in the wild hope that one day a hundred years from now, a […]

Fun, Humor

March 28, 2022

Panic at the Grocery

  We are getting our first taste of spring weather this week here in Nashville. Temperatures are in the 70s, the sun is shining, the skies are a fresh-washed blue, and the daffodils are blooming. After months of pandemic-related problems and anxiety, it feels like we’re finally turning the page on a devastating chapter in […]

Deep Thoughts

March 3, 2022

Heading Out of One Global Crisis and into Another, Times are Rough