Monday, May 20, 2024

3 good days in Nashville


The custom of spending my birthday in one other metropolis/nation began out as an accident– June birthdays simply lend themselves nicely to getting out and about in life (if you wish to see the complete checklist, go right here!). I wasn’t going to let one other 12 months go by with out doing one thing so Nashville it was! And let me let you know, these have been 3 good days in Nashville. Nicely, principally. 😉

I used to be shocked on the quantity of nice eating places to select from–critically so many! If nothing else, an ideal meals tour is the place it’s at. There was an enormous nation music fest occurring the weekend we have been there, CMA Fest, so I don’t actually know what a “regular” weekend appears like in Nashville.

I’m not essentially Nashville’s meant viewers–I don’t know an excessive amount of about nation music–however I cherished studying extra about it.

Right here’s what we did!

Day 1 in Nashville:

We arrived at night time, checked into our resort, which was proper in downtown after which headed out for dinner. Due to the CMA Fest town was alive!

Meeting Corridor--an upscale meals courtroom of native eateries multi functional place. There was dwell music occurring so it was tremendous energetic!
Jeni’s Ice Cream is exterior. I’ve by no means been in individual so this was a enjoyable deal with.

We walked round Broadway, which was INSANE (and felt like Las Vegas) and throughout the pedestrian bridge. A lot occurring due to the CMA Fest!

Day 2 in Nashville:

We rented a automobile for the weekend as a result of there have been plenty of issues across the metropolis that we needed to do. I like a great historic home tour and backyard and there have been a enjoyable to go to.

Roze Pony for breakfast

The week we have been going to Nashville, GOOP had simply despatched out its Nashville publication so I obtained a variety of nice meals suggestions. Roze Pony was a kind of. And it simply occurred to be close to Cheekwood, which is the place we have been desirous to go to. I don’t often {photograph} my meals however I couldn’t assist it–I used to be so blissful.

Cheekwood Historic Dwelling and Gardens

My cousin lives in Chattanooga and mentioned it’s in all probability too sizzling to go to Cheekwood in June because it’s principally exterior. I didn’t take her recommendation, however she was completely right. I assumed I used to be going to move out by the tip because the property is so giant. However I’ve a tough time lacking out on gardens and interiors. 

The enjoyable reality of this expertise is once we have been within the parlor room. Paul regarded out the window and at that actual on the spot, a man was exterior within the wisteria backyard getting down on one knee able to suggest to his girlfriend. I shortly obtained out my cellphone and recorded the entire thing–so candy. We had to determine find out how to make our means out of the mansion and chase after them, hoping they hadn’t left. We made it! And gave them the footage. It was an ideal second.

Belle Meade

Had I not been so drained from Cheekwood we might have gone to Belle Meade, which is tremendous shut by. My cousin, who’s an inside designer, really helpful this one

Franklin, Tennessee

Afterwards we drove to the small, historic city of Franklin, the place we walked the downtown with plenty of cute retailers. There’s an vintage mall that was enjoyable and White’s Mercantile, the place I noticed my good friend’s e book, Paris by Design by Eva Jorgensen.

Butchertown Corridor

That night time for dinner we went again into city and ate at Butchertown Corridor. We have been anticipating it to be a real smokehouse, nevertheless it had a Mexican/Tex Mex angle, which was nonetheless good, simply surprising. Nice queso! Save your urge for food for the ribs!

5 Daughters Bakery

My cousin mentioned to not go to the twelfth South 5 Daughters Bakery location as a result of it’s often too busy however we went round 8pm and we have been the one individuals there. They’re identified for his or her scrumptious cronuts and so they didn’t disappoint!

Day 3 in Nashville


We had such an ideal breakfast expertise on this journey and Husk added to that. It’s set in a small house with plenty of rooms. Scrumptious Southern-inspired breakfast.

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Afterwards we set out for Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Actually, I used to be form of iffy about going, particularly since there was rain within the forecast, however we went and I’m so glad we did! The interiors are rather more intricate and thrilling than they seem in footage. the colours of the interiors are onerous to seize. The wallpapers have been beautiful. The gardens have been easy and delightful.

5 Factors District

Later that day we walked across the 5 Factors District, which felt as hippie because it may get in Nashville after which to the Fatherland District. There have been a number of enjoyable present retailers in every.

Henrietta Purple

We had walked by Henrietta Purple after Butchertown and poked our heads inside. The design is beautiful! Come to seek out out it was designed by a classmate of mine whereas at inside design faculty, Katherine Lager, who did a good looking job. This was Paul’s favourite place because it’s so seafood centered. I’m not the largest seafoodie nevertheless it was an ideal expertise.

Day 4 in Nashville

Biscuit Love (Hillsboro Village)

We drove by the Biscuit Love Gulch location and the road was wrapped across the block so we headed to the Hillsboro Village and there was hardly a line and we obtained seated quick. So a lot of our readers really helpful Biscuit Love on Tales. It was nice Southern breakfast meals and a enjoyable expertise. Suggest!

Nation Music Corridor of Fame

Later we did in all probability probably the most Nashville factor by going to the Nation Music Corridor of Fame, which my cousin mentioned was so good. She was proper. It’s an ideal museum and truthfully, I discovered a lot and gained a brand new appreciation for it. Nation music has at all times felt like a international language to me as a result of I didn’t develop up with it, however I do know it’s such an enormous a part of American historical past so I used to be decided to get to comprehend it. Beloved spending a lot time there!


Ha ha ha. I form of assume it’s hysterical to construct a mannequin constructing after one which’s so iconic, however hey, I’ve by no means been to Athens so it was fascinating to see the size and such (although it smelled like pee).

Frist Museum

Whereas we winded down our journey I headed into the Frist Museum to take a look at the Beatrix Potter exhibit. Ah man–I want everybody may go. It was so good! She was such a gifted artist who lived her personal world. I ate all of it up. Plus, the museum is about in a loopy artwork deco constructing that was the put up workplace. All the main points are so –they put a lot extra care into particulars again then. The information inspired me to stroll subsequent door to the previous railroad station that’s now a resort to take a look at the stained glass ceiling. Very glad I did!

Okay, that’s it! Total we had a good time. The one factor I want we may have executed is see Belle Meade and eaten at each really helpful restaurant. I used to be critically so pleased with our meals decisions! Subsequent time!

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