8.29.2016

Over the Weekend, Ending the Summer in Nashville

Over the weekend I flew down to my home state to visit with friends and family in Nashville. It was the perfect opportunity to spend a few days away from DC, and come back refreshed for the fall. The weekend wasn't really about blogging, taking a ton of travel photos, etc. It was purely about having fun, spending time with everyone in town, seeing my parents, and eating my way through the city. Seriously y'all, I NEED to get back to DC for the simple fact that I need to STOP eating, haha!

But I wanted to share a few photos from the weekend with y'all, as well as links to where we went and the places we ate!

Hope y'all enjoy, and had a wonderful weekend as well!!

 
I stayed in Nashville with my sorority little sister, Randi. I wanted to hit up all the touristy hot spots, and thankfully she was on board. This "what lifts you" mural is a popular Instagram spot, as well as in the heart of one of Nashville's newest areas, The Gulch. 



Of course I had to get one by myself as well, ha! 



After snapping a few "Instagramable" photos, we headed to another popular area of Nashville, the 12 South neighborhood. It is such a cute few blocks, with restaurants and shops. When I asked a lot of y'all and friends from Nashville where to eat, almost everyone mentioned Bartaco. Y'all, it was so good. The guacamole and margarita were delish. I also had the shrimp and sesame ribeye tacos! Ahhh-mazing!

If you're in the area, also checkout Frothy Monkey just down the street, as well as Five Daughters Bakery








After lunch we headed a few doors down to visit Reese Witherspoon's shop, Draper James. If you've followed me for awhile, you know that visiting this store has been at the top of my bucket list ever since it opened. It was everything I had imagined and more. Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a friendly "hello y'all" and a sweet tea. I loved everything about this store, from the decor to the clothing. 

The only downside is Draper James is wayyyyyy out of my price range. I would buy the entire store if I could afford it. I wish the price point was a little more affordable, but I did leave with an adorable key chain that's perfect for representing my Tennessee Vols football team. 





Across the street was the absolute cutest flower shop. How freaking amazing is this flower truck? Of course I had to stop and take like 100 photos, ha! 





When we had some down time, Randi and I drove around Franklin. It's a small suburb of Nashville, that's about 25-30 minutes from downtown. 

They have the most charming downtown area, complete with movie theater, affordable shops and a place called Puckett's. We ate there the first night I was in town, and if you saw my Snapchat, you know that it was the best fried chicken I've ever had! Definitely worth the visit. 

After dinner we drove through the Westhaven neighborhood. I felt like I was in Charleston all over again. Every home was more beautiful and charming than the next. The details y'all!! The front porches were decorated with gorgeous patio furniture, pillows, fabrics, signs and accessories. I wish I could do this place justice, but you just have to see it for yourself. I would live there in a heartbeat if I could, ha!



The weekend wasn't all eating, touring and taking photos. We made sure to hit up the nightlife scene as well. The popular areas to go out are Midtown, Broadway and Demumbreum. We went to a few places in each area and had an absolute blast. Midtown reminded me of college! Fun, but still very chill. While Broadway is definitely the touristy spot, but I really loved the area mostly for all the rooftop bars with insane views of the Nashville skyline. Some of the best views can be found at either Rock Bottom, Acme Feed & Seed, George Jones or Crazy Town

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend. I also got to spend Saturday with my family for a bit, see my brother several times, and visit with my good friends Lindsey and Sam, and their baby. 

It was literally the perfect way to end the summer and gear up for a busy, yet fun fall ahead! 

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect weekend!! Glad you had fun–Bartaco is high on my list...we should go to the one in Reston!!

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    1. It really was, and THANK YOU for letting me know there's a Bartaco place near us here in DC!!! That seriously made my day!!

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  2. So so fun! I'm planning my girls trip to Nashville at the end of October and can't wait to visit some of these spots! We're staying in 12 South and I am so excited!!

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    1. Ahhh, you're going to LOVE it!! 12 South is the best, and where most of the fun touristy things are. Definitely checkout Bartaco, Frothy Monkey, Five Daughter's Bakery and that flower shop. So many great places for an Instagram, ha!

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  3. Omgoodness I have been thinking about hitting up Nashville and after seeing these photos now I HAVE to go!

    xoxo
    Victoria
    www.agallonofglitter.com

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    1. You definitely need to Victoria!! There are SO many more places than this as well. This post doesn't even do it justice. Hope you decide to go soon!!

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  4. Sounds like a great way to end summer. I love Nashville! Next time I visit I definitely want to hit up some of those fun murals!

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    1. It definitely was!! And next time you're in the area, I highly recommend checking these murals/places out. So fun!!

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