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Cauliflower: Nashville’s Favorite Veggie

Until I moved to Nashville, I didn’t consider myself a big cauliflower fan. To me, it was broccoli’s less flavorful, less palatable cousin and nothing more. It turns out that in the past few years, Nashville restaurants have become a bit obsessed with their cauliflower appetizers and side dishes, and thanks to their creative takes on the veggie, I’ve finally come to understand what the hype is all about.

Café Lula at the Ryman Auditorium

For 124 years, the Ryman Auditorium has undoubtedly been one of the best venues to experience music in Nashville. Originally opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, the Ryman began leasing its facilities to non-religious events to pay off debts. Under the leadership of Lula C. Naff, the “first lady” of theater management, the Ryman booked world-renown entertainers, and became home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.

Caught in the Atlanta City Lights!

A night through the city can bring wanderlust adventures! From the best Broadway shows, to top-notch restaurants. Who wouldn’t love an experience through the bright Atlanta city. If you’re in the mood for some high volume music, or cultural plays, Fox Theater is always packed with the best crowds to witness the best bands, or hosting tourist-friendly events! When it comes to fulfilling your taste buds, Atlanta doesn’t steer you wrong with its Southern, downtown way of flavor, packed foods. Be prepared to appreciate Atlanta’s ever-lasting roar, where the city is always loud, and humming with trains, and car engines. You’ll find yourself beginning to fall in love, and starstruck with Atlanta city beauty.

Jay Gunning: Photographer Offers a View into the World in a New Way

Jay is a traditionalist who prefers to shoot on film (even in the current market where digital is the dominant source for producing photos.)  For him, film offers a timelessness that cannot be duplicated by digital. A similar argument is true in the music industry when it comes to comparing digital with the quality of a vinyl record.

What is the Best Pizza Slice in Nashville?

When I first moved to Nashville, I figured that I’d find an excess of hot chicken and meat n’ threes, but that I’d be forced to give up my dreams of discovering a truly exceptional slice of pizza nearby.

I can’t tell you how wrong I was. Nashville is actually teeming with delicious pizza places, each with their own unique offerings. Depending on your mood, price point, and comfort with creative toppings (I personally favor a classic cheese, but to each his own), you’ll find that they all offer something special.

Draper James: Pretty as a Picture

Reese Witherspoon has been a household name for decades, thanks to starring roles in hits like Legally Blonde and Walk the Line. But in 2014, the actress received additional attention after announcing her clothing line, Draper James. The name pays tribute to her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, whom she thanks for educating her in Southern etiquette and style. Though she was born in New Orleans, Reese enthusiastically identifies Nashville as her true home.

Motown Monday

From the Fisk Jubilee Singers to the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville has been a prominent source of creativity and growth in the American music industry since the late 1800s. Although country music was the foundation of that growth, locals will stress that there’s more to see and hear in the city than the Broadway strip, honky-tonks, and Johnny Cash Museum. So if you come to Nashville and want to live like the locals, keep reading.

Denim and Fairy Tale Fashion: Clothes From Practical to Fantastical at the Museum at FIT

By Elissa Gilbert.  Photos by Museum at FIT. The upstairs exhibit at the Museum at FIT is called Denim: Fashion’s Frontier. The exhibit includes the prosaic denim blouses worn by Rosie the Riveter and stretches to an elegant white and black denim gown, plus slightly vintage ads by […]

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