November 12, 2013

Scenes from a Nashville Weekend

This past weekend, hubby and I headed down to Nashville, TN to celebrate one of our dearest friend's 30th birthday. Her and her husband recently moved to Atlanta from Baltimore and I can't even express how much we miss them. When she sent the initial Nashville email her husband and I co-conspired to surprise her by not telling her I was coming down and we pulled it off! It was really fun to surprise - she was shocked to see me when I walked into their hotel room. It was such a fun weekend and I am still suffering from post-weekend depression. Nashville is a crazy place but I loved it and want to go back!
We stayed at the Omni Hotel Downtown Nashville. It just opened on September 30th and it was definitely the newest hotel in which I've ever stayed. I usually avoid hotel bars (unless its post wedding) but this place had great food and drinks.

The husband was in Orlando all last week so we met up in Nashville on Thursday night before the rest of the crowd showed up on Friday afternoon. I took a little stroll around Broadway and the surrounding areas on Friday morning.

The rest of the group ate here and I was a little jealous but G and I had met up with some of our family that lives out in Franklin and had just eaten at Puckett's Grocery, which was amazing. Fantastic pulled pork sandwich.

 A lot of time was spent here. Pretty cool place. 

 My husband loathes taking pictures and make sure to ruin them every chance he gets.
 See? Every chance.
 We took the Studio B tour and it was awesome. I really didn't expect to be that enthused about it at all but standing in the same spot as greats like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Roy Orbison was pretty amazing to me.
 The piano that Elvis played on and recorded my most favorite Christmas song, "If I Get Home on Christmas Day" as well as many other songs.

I didn't get any pictures of the restaurants we ate at but they were both wonderful and I would highly recommend- Merchant's and The Farmhouse. We also had burgers at Past Perfect- it was good but not great. Beyond eating and drinking, there was dancing at an 80s and 90s dance party, browsing boot shops, and all around merriment. 

Anyone else ever been to Nashville? What did you think?



  1. I have never been! Dying to go. My brother was just there and is obsessed.

  2. i've never been to nashville but these photos are making me want to go! xo jillian - cornflake dreams


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