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Last night was the 1 year anniversary party for Jeff Ruby’s steakhouse downtown. I was invited by my favorite ladies at Reed PR so I brought Steve with me to make an appearance and celebrate the past year of success, delicious food, tasty cocktails, and the best damn desserts I’ve ever had at this luxurious steakhouse. You can learn more about Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in this old blog post.

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The party included live music, hors d’oeuvres, a sushi bar, tiny chocolate desserts, a signature whiskey cocktail, and a cake that looked like a giant t-bone steak and cigar box. It was amazing. If you haven’t already visited this Nashville restaurant, you need to plan ahead for your next event, anniversary, birthday, or just for a night to treat yourself. They have, by far, some of the best food I’ve ever tasted in my life.

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The sushi bar was incredible. The last time I visited Jeff Ruby’s they served a sushi roll wrapped in thin-sliced, pan seared steak and I talked about it for weeks after. I also can’t sing enough praises about the pastry chef on staff here because not only are they decadent and delightful, but they’re the most beautifully decorated desserts I’ve seen. I didn’t get any pictures of them last night, so you’ll just go see for yourself.

jeff ruby'sAfter the event, Steve and I strolled around downtown near 4th Avenue to enjoy the remaining daylight of one of the most beautiful days we’ve had in Nashville. It was finally not too hot to stand outside for more then a few minutes.

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Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all have a fun-filled weekend ahead.

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Listen up, Nashville! There’s a really cool event coming up at the Mall at Green Hills Monday, August 7th from 12:30-1:30pm. Kiehl’s Since 1851 has announced its continued partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and they’re holding their 8th annual Kiehl’s LifeRide to support the cause.

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The annual motorcycle LifeRide continues Kiehl’s mission to heighten awareness and raise funds for amfAR. This year, beginning in Minneapolis and ending in Nashville, the multi-city charity ride will take place over 8 days, from July 31-Aug. 7, 2017.

The LifeRide rally will continue along through 9 different stops throughout the country. Even better: Kiehl’s will donate a total of $100,000 over the course of the ride. With each public stop, people can attend and meet the riders, learn more about amfAR, and contribute to the non-profit. Kiehl’s and amfAR executives will be riding motorcycles alongside celebrity riders from NYC through their journey. Since Nashville is the last stop on this year’s ride, they’ll be hosting an event at the Kiehl’s location in The Mall at Green Hills celebrate the grand finale of the LifeRide.

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The event is open to the public and festivities will incude a special musical performance from Ingred Andress, a meet-and-greet with beauty blogger Amanda Ensing, skincare consultations, catered bites from Bacon and Caviar and on-site motorcycles, with TV expected to attend. If you’re in the area and available, please come out and support this wonderful event!

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In honor of this charitable event, I’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram— where one lucky winner will receive NINE of my favorite premium skincare products from Kiehl’s Since 1851.

Hope to see you there!

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On Wednesday night I attended the launch of Able, FashionABLEs new apparel line. The party was held at their flagship store here in Nashville. The new apparel line officially launched yesterday, June 1st, so attendees of the launch party got a first-look at the amazing new clothing before anyone else. Spoiler alert: the clothing is amazing! Everything is made with super soft fabric and is comfortable, basic and stylish. I snagged this Odaliz Tank from the rack because I love a good striped top.

fashionable fashionableIf you don’t already know about the brand, FASHIONABLE is a socially conscious lifestyle brand dedicated to creating sustainable business opportunities for women to promote economic change. FASHIONABLE believes poverty will end when people can provide for themselves, and its mission, through their creation of a collection of jewelry, premium leather, apparel and hand-woven goods, is to create jobs for women. It’s always so awesome to see local businesses making a positive impact on the world.

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fashionablefashionableIf you’re in the Nashville area, I highly recommend visiting FashionABLE‘s flagship store to see the beautiful handbags, jewelry, scarves, and clothing in person. The store is located at 5022 Centennial Blvd. and it’s right next to some of the city’s newest and trendiest restaurants like Nicky’s Coal Fired and House: A Social Eatery. The Nations neighborhood is definitely a hotbed for cool new places opening in Nashville.

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Sponsored by Zappos. 

I had so much fun this past weekend at the Zappos Friends with Benefits Road Show here in Nashville. I already had assumed the event would be awesome considering they were holding FREE pet adoptions, but everything had exceeded my expectations immediately upon arrival Saturday morning. I was greeted with an upbeat and friendly emcee who was openly inviting all pedestrians into the party for free craft beer, free champagne, free live music, free grilled cheese from The Grilled Cheeserie, and more! I couldn’t believe how generous the entire Zappos road show crew was. It was all just to say ‘thanks’ to their loyal customers over the years!

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If you aren’t a part of it already, definitely sign up for Zappos rewards ASAP! With the Zappos rewards, you can get early access to major sales, free expedited shipping, and you earn points for every time you login, purchase, or leave a review! It’s so easy to rack up major points!

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I’ve been off the grid a little bit lately, but that’s mainly because Steve and I have been keeping some big news under the radar until we knew we could finally unleash the news to the world.

We bought a house! We’re officially homeowners. As of 12pm today, we closed on our very first home and have the keys to our new place in Madison (just north of where we currently are in East Nashville). We couldn’t be more in love with the house and we’re so excited to get settled in. It’s been a crazy journey since we started looking for the perfect place a few months ago, but we’re so relieved to have everything complete. We’re packing up and heading out to the country! (kind of). The house is on 1 acre just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, so it’s definitely new territory for me.

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