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DRESS | BELT | BAG

Fall is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. Nashville is the one city I’ve lived in that truly gets four full seasons and one of the most beautiful falls I’ve ever seen. As the temps are starting to drop and the colors are getting richer I’m transitioning into my fall wardrobe…starting with this Free People sweater dress. Love the contrasting hue and varsity bulk. Anddd how fun are these sleeves?! So much personality!

Speaking of Nashville and how much I love this city…

I’ve put together a long overdue list of all my current favorites! Have you guys been to any of these? Whatcha think?!

NASHVILLE TOP 20

EAT

Rolf and Daughters

My alllll time fave any day of the week! The Garganelli Verde is SO yummy!

Henrietta Red

One of my new obsessions in Germantown! Favorite favorite!! Amazing cocktails and incredible oysters on a summer night! They actually did an oyster bar at our wedding. Favorite thing on the menu is the cauliflower bread loaf and beet risotto. The aesthetic is beautiful as well.

Lockeland Table

If you’re looking for FRESH and local, look no further than this gem in Lockeland Springs. Farm to table community style dining. Try the pappardelle with butternut squash cream!

Marche

A quaint East Nashville spot for a stellar weekend brunch! Love how they highlight local and seasonal products. Both the farm salad + frittata (when available) are great…. alsooo table side mimosas are fun with a crew!

Local Taco

Tex-mex favorite with the BEST street tacos in the city! Casual vibe with a neighborhood feel. Great for a chill date night or fun place to meet friends for a quick bite.

SIP

Three Brothers

Best almond latte in town! Fave spot to stop in and grab to-g0, or work from communal tables.  Also fun black and white mural out front for pics. =)

Patterson House

Arguably one of the most well-done cocktail bars in Nashville. Speakeasy style, moody vibe, small interior. You’ll likely have to wait a bit to get in as they seat each person. Try the one fish two fish if you’re feelin something a little sweet. Don’t forget to sign the book when they deliver your check!

Old Glory

Awesome spot in Edgehill right near Taco Mamacita. Dimly lit interior, good ambiance, and unique drinks. Easy to walk over after dinner for a quick drink or two!

Bastion

Super eclectic vibe with a great cocktail selection. Last time I got the rose and it

Crema

Another fun latte spot near downtown! Love to go during a sunny day and sit on the patio… great view of the skyline. Try the avocado toast!

PLAY

The Groove

Funky vinyl and CD shop. Such a great selection of both new and vintage records.

Downtown Franklin

Super quaint downtown a quick drive south of the city! Loads of great places to eat good Southern food, shop, and drink.

Bloomsbury Farms

Talk about dreamyyy. A lovely family owned and operated farm about 30 minutes south east of the city. Particularly love this amazing Airbnb loft onsite— the perfect spot for a night away!!

Hatch Show Print

Custom letterpress shop downtown. They use 19th century techniques to create posters and flyers… Love how unique and organic they turn out and so fun to watch the magic happen.

Radnor Lake

One of the most beautiful places within a close proximity to the city. Love to walk with Mad and the pups on the paths around the lake! Perfect weekend activity and feels sooo good to get outside, especially this time of year.

SHOP

Old Made Good

If you’re in the mood to do a little digging, this is a cool spot for vintage finds in East Nashville. Eccentric decor, clothing and furniture!

WILDER

With loads of amazing designers, WILDER has the best collection of home goods in town. Modern artwork, creative decor and impressive textiles— always eager to see what they’ll curate next!

FLWR Shop

East Nashville’s new bloom go to! From little succulents to full florals, they have the perfect minimal/contemporary touch that Nashville was missing ! Always enjoy popping in here to grab a fresh bouquet for my kitchen counter and gather inspiration for upcoming events.

White’s Mercantile

My go to for birthday and baby gifts! Especially love their fun selection of cards (Rifle Paper Co. is amazing) candles and kitchenware. Also SUCH cute dog beds…they look like massive pillows that totally match my living room.

Stocking 51

Once an old mill, Stocking 51 is a newly developed mixed use space. With storefronts like the Fashionable flagship, it has become another great location for restaurants and retail. Can’t wait to see what spots they add next!

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