Category Archives: Local

Local Friends





















I have been making friends in Nashville.  The kind of friends I get the opportunity to support by shopping local.  My newest friend opened today, Barista Parlor.  If you come visit or schedule a coffee date with me for a morning, we will most likely end up here.  Everyone working this morning made me feel at home, it felt like I walked into Cultiva coffee.

They partnered with my favorite local sassy gals from OMG for the interior decorations, which look super awesome in the industrial space.

As I was sitting by myself sipping on a delicious cup of coffee, one man, Pops, came over and sat at my table.  The first question he asked me was, “Do you like waffles?”  “Of course I like waffles!” He then told me his plan to serve some delicious waffles with bourbon somewhere mixed in.  (YES, I want some bourbon waffles! Who wants to join me?)

It was so great to hear about the shop and how it was brought to life.  They are knowledgeable about coffee and chocolate, who doesn’t love that?  I think Barista Parlor will be a hit, and I hope they will be around for years to come.  Hipsters, be warned, this is by the cup coffee, only for the strong.

It takes a lot to run a small business, which is why I love supporting local businesses and love telling people about them. Barista Parlor is located over in my favorite part of town, East Nashville.

As I settle into living in Nashville, I am finding most people have made a move here for a dream or just because.  They have stuck around because the people are friendly; it’s a big city that feels like a small town, it feels like home.

I am pretty sure that is one of the many reasons I came back, it feels like home.


Also posted in Nashville

See It For Yourself

I cannot stop listening to and looking at this new album by, two of my favorites, Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup, Sugar & the Hi Lows. (Must be noted: album photography by Tec Petaja and sweet design by Milkglass Creative.) It was my treat for the week and, as if it needed anymore reason to buy it, it came with a free chocolate bar! Score one point for the stupid love holiday. They are playing in Nashville on Sunday the 26th and you better believe I will be wearing my hair down and dancing the entire time. Also, below you will find some of the lyrics to one of the songs, See It For Yourself, story of my life.







You just have to

See it for yourself

See it for yourself

That little something else

Little something else

Worth a try


You spend a lifetime looking

When a lifetime’s in front of your eyes


No more standin’ in the corners

Just wishing in the black and white


Why ya tracing all the circles now

Take the map and cross it out

The direction that you’re heading

Is the on you gotta figure out.


Also posted in Design, Music, Nashville

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