nashville day trip

we are so glad that christmas time is here! we wanted to get in a merry mood! we decided to kick off the break with a festive day trip and have a jam packed day in nashville! we started with a fabulous brunch at husk. then we headed to green hills for some shopping. next we saw the kandinsky exhibit at the frist, which was amazing! our next stop was to see the rockettes at the grand ole opry! the show was fantastic and the highlight of our holiday season! we topped the day off with a fun dinner at aquarium! it was such a great start to the holidays!


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sunday brunch at husk / 37 rutledge street / / since esquire named husk nashville one of the best new restaurants in america, i was dying to try it / the sunday brunch menu looked super tasty and we decided it would be a fun way to start the day / the interior is super cool and has a decidedly rustic southern vibe / the meal started with southern sodas like grape nehi and cheerwine for the kids and a mimosa and coffee for dan and i / the parker house rolls were yummy and topped with sesame seeds / the pimento cheese and benne wafers were top notch, and even harper, a pimento cheese snob, was impressed / i had the omelet with herbs and cheese, it was light and fluffy and served with potatoes and greens / dan had the french toast, and was in heaven. it was encrusted with frosted flakes and topped with peanut butter and bananas / i am looking forward to coming back for dinner soon!


shopping at green hills mall / we wanted to get some last minute shopping in and green hills is the place to do it / it has all of your upscale favorites and also some local gems

gus meyers / this shop has great designer finds / i am especially smitten with the selection of dvf dresses they have / there are also some really pretty lela rose dresses that would be perfect for a special occasion

kayce hughes / this brand is prepster heaven / i am loving the selection of shirt dresses and wide leg jeans for her / the accessories here are insanely preppy chic, with tortoise everything and clutches that are fabulous and accessible / the children’s selection here is amazing with classic smocked dresses, chic baby goods and classic toys / i am in love

restoration hardware / restoration hardware is, of course, my favorite place for furniture, but they also have fantastic stocking stuffers and games / i picked up a flower press kit for her, a cubebot for him and some amazingly soft faux fur slippers and booties for them as well / i am also eyeing the table sized scrabble game for my living room, it would be fun to snuggle on the sofa and play on a chilly winter evening

anthropologie / this is a go to for candles and cool kitchenware, but this season i had to share some goodies i found / this marvis travel set of chic toothpastes is a great find for business travelers and these pearl earrings will be a modern classic investment for her jewelry wardrobe

whole foods whole body / this whole foods market has a separate store dedicated to whole body / i think it’s great to check out new natural finds at the market and incorporate some reasonable products into your routine / i am loving the burt’s bees lip crayons and this pacifica tuscan blood orange perfume / who doesn’t love a beauty bargain!!?!!


nashville shopping list

nashville shopping list

monogrammed leather journal / kayce hughes / / $56

pearl infatuation earrings / catherine canino / / $102

green shirt dress / kayce hughes / / $148

amelia silk wrap dress / diane von furstenberg / / $485

jewel silk wrap dress / diane von furstenberg / www.dvf.vom / $329

julian two mini silk wrap dress / diane von furstenberg / / $268

blue shirt dress / kayce hughes / / $148

velvet jeweled clutch / kayce hughes / / $50

lip crayon / burt’s bees / / $9

flared jeans / kayce hughes / / $199

tea cup candle / kayce hughes / / $26

tortoise clutch / kayce hughes / / $108

travel toothpaste gift set / marvis / / $36

tuscan blood orange perfume / pacifica / / $22


classic kid's finds in nashville

classic kid’s finds in nashville

boys plaid shirt / kayce hughes / / $52

butterfly embroidery set / restoration hardware / / $12

leopard jacket / kayce hughes / / $90

stuffed doll / kayce hughes / / $36

pocket bocce set / restoration hardware / / $7.49

rabbit dish set / kayce hughes / / $28

superhero in a box / restoration hardware / / $14

smocked dress / kayce hughes / / $62

camera toy / fisher price / / $22

bamboo handle purse / kayce hughes / / $42

moses basket / kayce hughes / / $242



kandinsky a retrospective / 919 broadway / / this exhibit at the frist art museum was fantastic / it is a comprehensive collection of kandinsky’s work, mostly from centre pompidou in paris. this was a great collection showing how his work progressed and changed over his 40 year career / it was really intriguing to see how he was influenced by the art nouveau, impressionist, symbolism, and post-impressionist styles / it also delved into how he showed his spiritual beliefs and how they were translated through his work / it was interesting to see his process and the recreation of his mural room during his bauhaus period is really lovely and impressive

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the rockettes at the grand ole opry house / / the rockettes always put our family in a christmas frame of mind!! / this show was so much fun! / the rockettes did all their classic routines including the wooden soldiers and the nutcracker! / this show was just the thing we needed to get into the spirit of the season!!

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dinner at aquarium / 516 opry mills drive / /  in the opry mills mall, right across from the grand ole opry, there is aquarium / this restaurant really put my kids in a festive mood / we dined right next to the huge 200,000 gallon tank which had stingrays, sharks, eels, and too many other fish to count / i had a veggie burger and a glass of malbec, which were great! / this topped off a really great day perfectly!

Cheers! - lh

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