Hello Nashville | Girl's Weekend
This past weekend was my first girl's trip in ages and I had a blast. Nashville is such a great town - thanks to everyone who gave me a heads up on their favorite spots. With just 3 days, we barely scraped the tip of the iceberg - can't wait to return to see more.
Even though time was short we tried to have as well balanced a trip as possible. We started with a little history by touring Belle Meade Plantation. No photos allowed inside but it was an hour well spent seeing the beautiful old home and hearing it's history.
We didn't want to take ourselves too seriously so we hopped on the Music City Rollin' Jamboree tour which was lots fun.
Of course a trip to Nashville isn't quite complete without stuffing ourselves at every possible opportunity. There were simply way too many great places to eat and not enough time. We really enjoyed Loveless Cafe and Pancake Pantry despite the crowds. I have to go back to try some other famous spots.
We also hit the Country Music Hall of Fame which I was considerably less impressive. It really should be called the Outfits + Guitars of Country Music. While it was cool to seem some of these items, it just didn't seem quite worth the admission. On the plus side, there was a great letterpress studio, Hatch, inside the same building which I really enjoyed.
Of course I couldn't leave Nashville without a little junking and we just so happened to be there during their monthly flea market at the Fairgrounds. It was a great size, not too crowded and had several things I would have loved to bring back with me but alas, would not fit in my suitcase.
We also did a little spot shopping around town. My favorite eye candy was in the beautifully styled Franklin store, The Iron Gate. I also got to visit with a fellow home blogger who runs the adorable Rich Hippies.
I would have loved to pick up some cowboy boots ( I'm completely smitten with the lighted pair I posted on my instagram feed) but only seemed to find tourist outlets. Next time I'm getting some real boots. Also note, I must have a painted chicken on wooden boards so you should expect to see a DIY soon. You've been warned.
Last but not least was the amazing musical talent at virtually every turn in Nashville. Considering the nickname, Music City, it should not have surprised me but it totally did. Every bar we stopped in had truly talented musicians and I enjoyed every minute of it.
There is so much more I would have loved to do but I'm saving it for next time. I can't think of a better spot for a girl's weekend. Until we meet again.