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Our Nashville Picks (Day #18)

People always ask us where to go and what to do in Nashville. So we thought we'd put a few of our favorites in one blog so we can direct you here when you need a little travel advice! This isn't EVERYTHING you should do, but a few things to get you started.

 

PLACES TO EAT: 

Pancake Pantry: A classic Nashville destination. Great Pancakes. You might think, "How hard is it to make great pancakes? Do they really taste that different than any other pancakes?" We thought this too. We were proven wrong. They really are THAT good. Go early to avoid the line...(especially on the weekends)

Fido: Right near Pancake Pantry in Hillsboro Village. Great coffee. Interesting food choices. Everything here is good. Breakfast all day.

The Perch: CREPES. Go get the crepes here. There are two Nashville locations. CREPES, CREPES, CREPES.

Loveless Cafe: It's a little far out of town, but the biscuits are worth the drive. Seriously, They. Are. Worth. It. You can even watch them being made right in front of your very eyes...it's magic.

Gigi's Cupcakes: Obsessed. Red Velvet.

The Pharmacy: The burger will rock your world. Also, try the Creamsicle Soda. Like, whoa. Their french fries are also delicious.

 

PLACES TO GO:

Downtown Franklin: Super cool shops, really good restaurants, and an overall adorable atmosphere. (This is especially true over any holiday season.)

Honky Tonks on Broadway: This is a Nashville must-do. There is always good music and a lot of energy down here. Check out Tootsies which is our fav.

Arrington Vineyards: Again, this is a little bit out of town (maybe 20-35 minutes depending where you stay) but is totally worth the trip. The perfect place to spend a spring or fall weekend afternoon. Drink some wine, have a picnic. Watch the sunset. Listen to some live music.

Radnor Lake: For the outdoorsy type. Go for a hike around this lake. It's about a 45 minute walk around the lake. You'll see deer and turkeys and turtles. It'll be lovely.

 

GO SEE MUSIC HERE:

Bluebird Cafe: This place has a TON of history! You might know this place because of the show "Nashville"...it's super cool and a must-do in Nashville.

3rd and Lindsley: There are always good shows here. Monday nights go see The Time Jumpers. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!

The Listening Room: Love that they focus on listening here, hence the name.

The Ryman: No explanation necessary. Epic.

 

There you go. Eat, see and listen...NASHVILLE. We love it. So will you :)

Happy travels.

j&k

Adieu, Adieu, To You and You and You. (Day 9)

We must admit that we didn't see the live broadcast of The Sound Of Music the other night on NBC. We actually were out seeing this KICK-A band called the Shadowboxers that night (seriously, really good) and so we missed it. Bummer. However, we have both had the whole entire soundtrack in our heads for weeks because let's face it:

1) It's got unbelievably amazing songs.

2) They advertised that thing so well that you would have had to be living under a rock to not hear about it every single day.

So as we've been singing our little hearts out to all the great Sound of Music tunes, I (Jill) realized that there was a lyric that I always just made up when it got to this part because I had no idea what they said. Now, I am sort of crazy about this movie, so I'm a little embarrassed that I don't know it by heart.

It's the song "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria." So, I just looked up the line I always miss and realized that the reason I miss it is because IT'S RIDICULOUS:

"How do you find a word that means Maria? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!"

Haha.....WHAT?

Well that was random, but anyway, there you have it. Oh and by the way, The Sound Of Music is my favorite movie OF ALL TIME. In another life I was a Von Trapp kid. No, scrap that. I WAS MARIA. (In other words, I was a flibbertijibbet, a will-o-the wisp, a clown.)

Okay I'm done now.

So long.

Farewell.

Auf Wiedersehen.

Goodnight.

Okay really I'm done.

-j (and k)

Things We're Digging Right Now

Some stuff we're frequenting or enjoying or overusing or loving right now:

  • Pumpkin Soup. We cannot vouch for any other brand, but the Trader Joe's one rules and it comes in a cute, little box. You just rip off the top, heat it up and it's delicious! And who doesn't love things in tiny boxes? soup
  • Couch to 10k App. We had familiarized ourselves with the Couch to 5k app and decided this fall was a great time to embark on a longer running goal. NO, we haven't signed up for a 10k yet...we're just using it as a training guide. The program is amazing and we are both running further than we thought humanly possible!
  • Paramore. No new concept here but just now listening to their latest record and loving it...it frequents the iPod while running.65967_10150278113904963_185339492_n
  • Jeremy Cowart & Jon Acuff. These are two new friends we met recently . Jeremy is a ridiculously talented photographer (he just shot our friend KC's Xmas cover & Billboard cover) and is also launching a new App called OKDOTHIS later this month. Jon is a New York Times best selling author and has an awesome blog on life and leadership--he's also really funny. But it's not the stuff that these guys do that makes us thankful we met them...they are kind, humble and genuinely nice guys. We need more good men like this. Go follow these guys...
  • Pumpkin Flax Granola. Oops. Didn't even realize that this food item was also pumpkin related. We're a little embarrassed now. But guys, this granola is GOOD. Like, eat all year round good. npa-890072
  • The Good Wife. It's finally on Hulu Plus and we just can't get enough. Kate had watched some previous seasons but we both have been watching it from the start! Who doesn't love Julianna Margulies? We definitely do. Unknown

What are you digging right now?

Be awesome.

j&k