During our time in Nashville, I really wanted to make sure we hunted down Amelia's Flower Truck! I've seen it on Instagram a million times, and it's just as cute in person as it is in photos. We saw it was going to be in the 12 South neighborhood, so we headed over there, snapped some photos, bought a pretty autumnal bouquet, and walked around for a bit enjoying the sunshine. We also stopped for tacos at Taqueria del Sol. So good! I really love that neighborhood. Be sure to keep reading for outfit details... because Madewell is having a big 25% off sale right now!
Hi friends! I apologize for the unintentional blog break there. Life has been busy with Halloween plans, work outings, busy schedules, and our recent trip to Nashville. But I'm finally back with a few posts from our trip! We had a great time in Tennessee. This was our fourth year in a row... and we still haven't even scratched the surface of things to do there. But, I was really excited to ditch downtown for a day, and head outside of Nashville to Franklin and Arrington. As much as I love the hustle and bustle of Broadway, I'm much more of a scenic view, small-town girl. It's so much more relaxing. So here's a little recap of our first full day.
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So I didn't end up getting any photos from our trip on Friday. Most of us didn't feel well the next day, so the girls headed to the mall to do a little shopping, and the boys headed back to another guitar shop to play around all day. I think it was maybe a mix of the vertigo and too many cocktails, but I was in such a weird fog that I couldn't fully commit to buying anything. We even went into my favorite store, Madewell (which I rarely get to do) and I couldn't buy a thing! I did end up buying new duck boots for winter though, so I'm pretty excited about that. That night, we went to dinner at The Pharmacy and went to see another musician play at The Station Inn.
On Saturday though (when these pictures were taken), we had a great last day in Nashville. We started out with breakfast at Loveless Cafe, which is one of my favorite places to stop. The line was ridiculous, but thankfully the weather was beautiful, so we sat outside, played cornhole, did a little shopping in the shops, and finally devoured delicious biscuits. Plus, Loveless has my favorite hashbrown casserole ever. It's so incredibly tasty! I need to find the recipe online somewhere...
I absolutely love wearing this skirt in spring, but never really considered it for fall. But when I was packing last week, I thought it went well with my new mustard sweater from Old Navy. I was a little nervous going into Nashville weather, because I already packed all of my spring/summer clothes away. But I got away with light sweaters, longer skirts, jeans, and off-the-shoulder tops. I'm glad I was able to pull a few of those things out actually that I didn't get a chance to wear this summer! But now we're finally into layering season here in Michigan and I am pumped.
After Loveless Cafe, we headed to Jackalope Brewing Company for a couple of drinks, and headed over to Pinewood Social to hang out. I've always loved this place from pictures online, so I'm really glad we headed over there to check it out. We got inside, had a few drinks at the bar, and the boys watched the Michigan game, and the girls hung out. I went inside the bowling alley to snap a few pictures quick, and looked over and spotted Connie Britton (from Nashville, American Horror Story, Friday Night Lights, etc.) I was a total fangirl! I went over and told Eric (who also loves her) and we all freaked out for a second. I couldn't go up to her (wanted to respect her privacy) but it was so awesome to see her in person.
After a couple of cocktails, we headed to Hattie B's for Nashville's famous hot chicken. It was probably my favorite meal of the entire trip. It was so incredibly good. I went for the mild chicken, with pimento mac and cheese and red skin potato salad. YUM. I'm still dreaming of that meal. After dinner, we headed back to the house to freshen up and headed back downtown to Broadway to Robert's Western World to see The Don Kelley Band. After that, we made our way out to Opryland to see another band play, and ended the night with cocktails and a trip to Sprinkle's Cupcake ATM. I had their cinnamon sugar cupcake, which was basically a cider doughnut morphed into a cupcake. Best choice, ever. And that was our trip! Such a great, whirlwind weekend.
Hi friends! I apologize for the major silence on social media lately. We had a whirlwind weekend in Nashville, and then we came home to a surreal and terrible election result, and the whole time, I just felt like I was in a complete blur. I went to the doctor yesterday, and she said I appear to have vertigo (dizziness, headaches, not feeling "present", night sweats, etc.) so I've been on medication since last night and it seems to be helping a little. With everything going on right now, I just chalked it up to anxiety and feeling overwhelmed, but it was the scariest feeling. I almost felt like I was losing my mind, or I was in a weird, strange dream. Apparently it can be triggered by motion, or long rides in the car, which makes sense since we drove down to Nashville. Let's just say... I'm really excited to be home, and slowing down now. I have a lot of catching up to do, and I'm really excited to get to work. Starting with this blog post...
So last weekend, we drove on down to Nashville, Tennessee! We went with Eric's band-mates and the wives, so it was really nice to have a group of fun, amazing people to spend the weekend with. We stayed at an Airbnb in Hillsboro Village. Thankfully we were able to bring Winny down too (she's had terrible allergies the last few weeks), and the house was perfect for everyone. I loved it. I could have moved right in! Thankfully the hot weather convinced me otherwise. Truly a Michigan, four-season gal at heart. Our first night, we headed to see a few musicians and started the next day with CREMA!
CREMA was super tasty, and I loved the atmosphere. I ordered a Cuban, which was espresso with sweetened condensed milk. It was pretty good! After we had our coffee there, we went to Noshville for breakfast. I tried the breakfast bowl, which was very yummy and then we headed off to an afternoon of shopping in The Gulch. The boys played guitars at Carter Vintage Guitars, and us girls headed to a few boutiques, including Two Old Hippies.
After a little shopping, we headed over to Las Palmas for jumbo margaritas. Their frozen strawberry margarita with salt is my weakness... so delicious! Plus, we each had a taco or two to hold us over to dinner, and those were tasty as well. After margs and tacos, we headed back to the Airbnb. A couple of the boys headed off to a guitar lesson, and the rest of us freshened up to head out! We started the evening with Nashville's famous Bushwackers, and headed downtown to Broadway to do a little bit of bar hopping. Such a fun night on the town. Lots of terrible photos, videos and dancing occurred. ;)
On our third day in Nashville, we headed back to the 12 South neighborhood. It was one of my favorites from last year, so I was excited to come back! We ate lunch at our favorite restaurant in Nashville, Edley's Bar-B-Que. We also went to Jeni's for the first time to try their ice-cream. I've heard rave reviews, so I'm glad we checked it out! I went with the brambleberry and the goat cheese with cherries. Yum! We checked out a few shops and grabbed jumbo margaritas at Las Palmas, and then headed to The Sutler for dinner and to see a bluegrass band. Woo!
During our long weekend in Nashville, we stayed in and explored East Nashville! I love this neighborhood! It was all new too, since we didn't get to see any of it last year when we were there. Our Airbnb was right across the street from the Holland House, The Pharmacy and Mas Tacos Por Favor. It was an ideal location, for sure. On our second day, we walked over to Barista Parlor for breakfast. I loved it. It was perfectly decorated, and the food was delicious. Eric and I got the lattes - vanilla bourbon and whiskey caramel, along with their biscuit sandwiches. Yummmm.
After breakfast, we ended up exploring the area slightly. We checked out a few local shops, and then grabbed tacos for lunch at Mas Tacos Por Favor. It was very good! Maybe not as good as our beloved Donkey Taqueria in Grand Rapids (sorry, Nash) but we still loved it. They were out of the pork tacos, which I think would have been my favorite... but we did end up trying their special of chips and cheese, with chorizo. I also had a chorizo and fish taco, along with a strawberry Jarrito!
After lunch, we ended up going to 3 Crow Bar for bushwackers - my very first! I really liked it too, which is dangerous. ;) Usually I cannot drink anything strong alcohol-wise, so I was surprised, but it's basically like a boozy milkshake. You can't go wrong with a boozy milkshake. Haha. We ended up checking out a local record store after that and staying to watch a band playing in the yard. One thing I love about "music city" is obviously the music everywhere. So fun!
Hope you guys are having a good start to your week! I'll be back with a few more posts from Nashville, and then onto the spring posts. It's finally blooming here in Michigan and I couldn't be more excited. Especially for tulips!