Picture four little girls, dressed head to toe in matching Laura Ashley rompers, coordinating handmade bows, ruffled socks and white tennis shoes, and you’ll have a good idea of what my childhood looked like. Growing up, I was inspired by my mother’s style and the way that one sister’s ensemble emulated the next. These are some of my greatest memories.
It's never been easier to shop your way through Nashville's neighborhoods to pull together your favorite trend. From casual to formal wear, handmade soaps and staionary, and all the accessories your heart desires, you really don't need to go much farther than the boutiques in your own neighborhood.
When discussing this month’s column, Carla and I talked about what we would do differently if we were getting married today. We’re happy to report that aside from a few minor things, neither of us would change anything about our weddings.
There’s no denying holiday shopping can be stressful. Often, people seem to forget about holiday cheer as they’re trying to beat you to the last space in the parking garage. We all dream of a shopping experience with no crowds, no lines, plenty of parking, friendly shopkeepers, and locally made, one-of-a-kind presents you can feel good about giving. Oh … and cocktails.
The late Chris Clark (his quilt is pictured, left) created art in many forms, including painted, hand-sewn quilts, painted chairs and decorative “Spirit Sticks.” His grandmother taught him the art of quilting, in which he often depicts Biblical scenes. By 1991, his quilts were selling for hundreds of dollars in galleries throughout the South.
Food trucks, specialty cocktails, farm-to-table restaurants and delectable desserts are among the current culinary trends making Nashville’s food landscape deliciously interesting. We’re fashion bloggers, but that doesn’t mean we’re not aware of what’s happening with Nashville’s food movement. Au contraire!
Dana Birdsong didn’t have time for a headache that day. The (then) 35-year-old lobbyist and advocate for the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C. had a meeting on Capitol Hill she couldn’t miss.
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