You can’t help but notice Hathorne if you’re heading down Charlotte Avenue on a nice evening. The restaurant’s cozy, tree-lined patio just across the street from Richland Park is likely to be filled with people, all eating and drinking and talking and laughing beneath strings of twinkling lights. The place is a vibe before you […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

March 8, 2022

Hathorne: Old Nashville Charm Meets a Sophisticated New Nashville Menu

  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

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard about the group called Moms for Liberty. Here in Tennessee and across the country, the conservative group is trying to ban ‘inappropriate’ books from school libraries and curriculums. Their hit list includes texts about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ruby Bridges, books about the LGBTQ+ experience, and […]

Books, Deep Thoughts, Fun

February 15, 2022

The Moms for Liberty are Right: Books are Dangerous.

Well over a decade ago, I convinced my husband to go with me to see one of my favorite singers, who was performing in a small auditorium here in Nashville. I had been listening to her latest album on repeat and was excited to see her perform live. “What’s her name again?” my husband asked […]


January 31, 2022

This Life Lesson Brought to You by Brandi Carlile

Recently, we ordered takeout from the Loveless CafĂ©’s drive-thru Biscuit Kitchen, which operates out of the Shell Station next door to the iconic restaurant. The takeout menu includes many of the Loveless’s most popular dishes, as well as an all-day breakfast menu, sandwiches, and chicken tenders. Since we live just a few minutes away from […]


January 28, 2022

Restaurant Leftovers: A Review.

NASHVILLE — Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium is about to get a major makeover according to city leaders, who announced plans today to paint the historic church white. In a news conference held on the Ryman’s front steps, Mayor John Cooper told reporters the paint job is the first phase of a design partnership between the […]

Fun, Humor, Satire

January 24, 2022

Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium to Be Painted White

When I moved to Nashville in 2000, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. After landing my dream job as a TV reporter, I’d managed to find a cheap and charming duplex apartment in the heart of Green Hills, close to bars and restaurants and shopping. I loved my new neighborhood, filled with […]

Deep Thoughts, Fun

January 20, 2022

Those White Houses Represent Everything I Hate About Nashville Right Now

I have to admit, this wasn’t the best book year for me. I read a lot of stinkers and got into a major book slump as a result, only reading/listening to 43 books instead of my usual 60 or 70. And if that sounds like a lot of books, well, some people watch Netflix. I […]

Books, Fun

December 31, 2021

My 10 Favorite Books of 2021

Since we weren’t able to travel as much as wanted in 2021, we spent the year exploring Nashville instead. More specifically, we explored Nashville’s bars and restaurants, partly because the food scene here is exploding and partly because there’s no better way to self-medicate during a pandemic than with good food and craft cocktails. AMIRITE? […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

December 30, 2021

My Top 10 Nashville Restaurants of 2021

Four times a year at an undisclosed (to me) location in Nashville, a dozen men and women holding candles and dressed in black, hooded robes solemnly file into a room furnished only with a massive table and chairs. Silently, they place their candles at the table’s center, sit, and lower their hoods. As they cover […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

December 20, 2021

M.L.Rose is Still One of Nashville’s Best Neighborhood Hangs. Here’s Why.