Nashville

Hello! I’ve returned from the hole I unexpectedly crawled into for two months. I wasn’t intentionally planning to be offline for that long, but the longer I limited my Internet time (aside from work), the easier it got for me to form NEW habits. After about month hiatus, I decided to spend a little more time away until the itch to create came back. I couldn’t force it while my focus was on some other big things.

When I started this blog, the intention was to always create freely and without obligation– to stay true to myself and true to my writing. Sometimes being a blogger can feel daunting and exhausting. I never want my content creation to only come from a place where I feel like I’m forced to publish something I’m not feeling. Plus, I think breaks are healthy and necessary for creatives.

Speaking of creatives, I’ve been SO fortunate to find a stellar creative community of artistic women here in Nashville. One of them has become one of my favorite photographers and good friend, Lindsey of Lucid Linds Photography. She has been the best partner for collaborating on brand shoots and I have a blast working with her. I thought I’d ease back into the blogosphere by sharing some recent collaborations we did.

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When a friend recently told me that she was opening up a boutique shop in her small town of Lewisburg, Tennessee, about 50 miles south of Nashville, I knew I’d have to finally pay the town a visit. Her grand opening of the shop was the perfect opportunity to take a little Saturday road trip a few weeks ago. Her shop is named Studio 20 South and it’s located at 104 2nd Ave North in downtown Lewisburg.

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Last Sunday, on our day off together, Steve and I had a brunch date for the first time in several weeks. Since I’d only been to Le Sel once before with some friends nearly two years ago, I figured it was time to go back and to bring him with me. Le Sel is a French brasserie located in Midtown. I love the unique Parisian decor and the contrast of bright colors and bold patterns. It makes me feel like I’ve stepped right into France (or what I imagine everything in France looks like.) Everything about it is the epitome of chic.

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We started with coffee and beignets, or, what I like to call the perfect pair. Their beignets have apple butter and spiced sugar and are a gift from heaven. If you’ve been looking for a place to visit in Nashville that has beignets, look no further than Le Sell.

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For our brunch entrées, Steve ordered the savory crepe with bear creek farms sausage, a sunny-side-up egg, tomato and fromage blanc. I took a taste of it myself and it was amazing.

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I ordered one of the house favorites, the croque madame with country ham, gruyere, egg and mornay. You best believe I upgraded to a side of truffle fried (my all-time favorite splurge snack.) Holy flavor batman, this meal is no joke. It was everything I could’ve wanted in a brunch.

le selle selI would definitely slide Le Sel up into the top 5 places to eat brunch in Nashville. The service, location, aesthetic, and most importantly, the food are all top-notch. 10 out of 10, we’ll be back again soon.

Some images by Nashville Guru

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It has been sweater weather for a while in Nashville and I can honestly say I’ve never loved living in sweaters more than I do this year. Maybe that’s because in the south the bitter cold still isn’t nearly as bad as it was in Michigan, but it’s also just comfortable to step outside wearing a sweater. It feels like more like ‘cozy’ weather than it is ‘freezing.’ I’m still looking forward to Spring already though.
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I officially have a new favorite restaurant in town. Greko Greek Street Food in East Nashville is hands-down some of tastiest food I’ve had and I’ve already been 3 times in 3 weeks. It wasn’t until I started dating Steve that I discovered my love for Mediterranean/Greek food. His family makes some of the best Greek food I’ve ever tasted, so it’s hard to find places that can compare. When we heard a Greek place was opening up near us, we knew we had to try it. And it delivered. It’s so good!

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My favorite thing on Greko’s menu is the beef souvlaki pita with a side of pita and tzatziki. Their tzatziki has the freshest cucumber flavor ever. You seriously have to try it.

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greko nashville

Outfit details:

Top- Abercrombie & Fitch // Skirt- Marshall’s // Sandals- Target // Bag- Hush Puppies

After dinner we went downtown to catch week #3 of Live on the Green to see Portugal the Man. I was pumped to see them play live and have been waiting for so long to see them. As much as I love LOTG and attending outdoor music festivals, I hope to someday see them in a more intimate setting where I don’t have to be trampled by thousands of people who could care less about the band playing. That’s the tough thing about free concerts, I suppose. Regardless of the insane crowds, we had a great time and they played an incredible setlist!

I hope you all have a great weekend! I plan on relaxing to the max from now until Sunday night. 🙂

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