Tag Archives: Nashville

August 14, 2013

Greetings from: Nashville (Part Two)

I don’t know about you, but when I go to new cities I want to see what’s new and unique to that spot, but I also love to do the things I’m already obsessed with at home. For example, I love vintage and flea market shopping in Springfield (believe it or not, we have some fantastic spots), so I really wanted to see what Nashville vintage shopping was like as well. I heard that we just missed one of the bigger outdoor flea markets, which bummed me out, but we did get to stop by a few vintage places before Todd’s Mutemath show that night and see what Nashville has to offer.

While we didn’t bring home any large ticket items, I did score a silver bracelet that looks like three long claws have a death grip on my wrist. Nothin’ says “high society” like dragon talon jewelry, am I right?

We also got to spend some time out on a nearby lake, courtesy of Todd’s buddy and his new boat. It really was perfect boat weather, and even though I got a really attractive sunburn on my nose (complete with sunglasses white spot between my eyes), it was a fun memory to zip around the Tennessee water for a bit.

Lately our other favorite thing to do when we’re home is go to brunch (like here), so we made sure to stop by Sky Blue Cafe on our last day in Nashville before Todd sat in on a studio session. We chose to sit outside and had to keep scooting our table further into the shade to escape the hot sun, but the food was delicious and they make a perfect café au lait. 
As you can see, we weren’t about to leave Nashville without making a furry friend, and pretty girl Swiss here belongs to Katy + Gavin, a delightful couple that we met. Todd swears up and down that they are our Nashville alter egos: they have the same furniture as us, been married as long as we have, own a cat like us, met in a similar way like we did. They also like food and air. It’s pretty astonishing actually…

As if we didn’t already love the food and atmosphere in Nashville, just throw in cute kitties and we’ll be coming back for life.

xo. Laura

August 12, 2013

Greetings From: Nashville (Part One)

So, I am a bit ashamed to say that last weekend was my first official trip to Nashville, TN. Technically I’ve been there before for a quick whirlwind visit in college nine years ago, but we didn’t get to spend much time in the city and only got to visit the touristy areas. Even though we were technically in town for Todd’s show, I was thrilled that this time around I got to spend a few days tearing around the city with my guy. Thankfully we know a bunch of people that are current or former Nashvillians, so we got the skinny on all the good places to go.

First on our list was Barista Parlor. Apparently it is THE place to go for coffee in Nashville, and it’s pretty obvious why as soon as you walk in. It’s definitely the most hipster coffee spot I’ve ever been to (I’m pretty sure that we’re not nearly as cool as we need to be to hang out there), and I’ve never seen an ambience theme that’s half nautical and half motorcycle. I’m not much for sailor stripes, but I dig the motorcycle look, so I still had plenty to appreciate.

We also scored some gourmet popsicles at a place called Las Paletas. Oh, who am I kidding, we went there more than once while we were in town! The first time I got a chocolate with mint popsicle and the second time I chose the lime with mint flavor. SO good. I heard they have an avocado flavor sometimes, but it wasn’t on the menu while we were there. Oh, well! We were too busy licking up the popsicle goodness to care…Coffee? Check. Delicious sweets? Check. So far Nashville is looking pretty good!

Let’s see what else they got to offer…

xo. Laura

August 9, 2013

Nashville Jungle

Ok, ok, I know that Nashville, TN doesn’t exactly count as a “jungle” per say, but Todd and I took a trip down there last weekend for a Mutemath show and couldn’t resist a few photos when we found this little cove of leafy greens. It was raining a bunch that day, so everything looked super lush and shiny clean.

You can see that I couldn’t resist a jump for joy to be on a real road trip with my guy. I’ll put up some more photos from the rest trip soon, but, as a side note, isn’t my guy so handsome?

Yes, you’re right. He is…