For two decades of my life, I was horribly lonely. Obviously, being lonely had never been part of the plan — After all, I’d spent a lot of time and energy trying to make friends when I moved to the suburbs twenty-odd years ago. I joined moms’ clubs and book clubs and Bible studies, volunteered […]


August 17, 2023

Kara Kemp’s Wellness Weekend changed my life

For more than two decades, The Covenant School has been woven into the background of my everyday life. Nestled in the woods of one of Nashville’s wealthiest neighborhoods, you probably wouldn’t even notice it unless you happen to know someone working or attending school there. It’s small – only kindergarten through sixth grade – but […]

Deep Thoughts

April 8, 2023

In a time of despair, Nashville’s student protestors are my new heroes

Every December since 2005, famed Nashville pianist Jen Gunderman (and by ‘famed’ I mean she just played with Brandi Carlile on SNL) and her friends have played the entire Charlie Brown Christmas album in concert. It’s one of my favorite holiday events, and I was lucky enough to get to go with some of my […]


December 20, 2022

‘Cause There’s No Place Like Humiliation for the Holidays

Between pop-up bars, light shows, concerts, holiday markets, and more, we have scores of entertainment choices here in Nashville when Christmas rolls around, and every year the options seem to get bigger, brighter, and a whole lot more expensive. Case in point: Enchant Nashville. Billed as ‘The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Village,’ the […]


November 28, 2022

Enchant Nashville: Perfect for Anyone with Money to Burn and Time to Kill

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!

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 […]


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