Move Over Meat

Historically, American dinner plates have featured meat as its mainstay with vegetables as tepid, secondary supporting players. Now the balance of power on the plate is shifting as fresh vegetables take center stage. Recent "food trend" studies show that more people are making vegetables the main course of their meals.

Winter Skin Care for the Men

Often we are so focused on our New Year’s Resolutions to get fit we forget about other aspects of our physical appearance like our skin. Most women have had some form of skin care regimen since adolescents. A lot of men, on the other hand, ditched any form of skin care when they tossed the last of their pimple cream.…

The Doctor Is In

Choosing a pediatrician in a place like Franklin can be a daunting task. With an abundance of practices to pick from and no shortage of opinions about who is the best, it can be confusing to even know where to start. But there is one pediatrician here who is dedicated to developing long-term relationships with patients and families alike while caring for their well-being…

Mercy Community Healthcare

“Stronger schools mean stronger communities.” These words, spoken straight from the heart, are those of Dottie Bullard, Chief Integrated Care and Communications Officer at Mercy Community Healthcare in Franklin. Founded in 1999 as Mercy Children’s Clinic, this non-profit clinic originally operated from a small house on Ninth Avenue near downtown Franklin, donated by a group of Franklin business leaders. With the vision of providing quality…

Bathroom Zen

Much like the master bedroom, you want your bathroom to be a serene retreat. And there's nothing like the soothing palette of white and gray to make it feel like a sanctuary. In fact, what could be more tranquil than the Franklin white and gray marble tiled bathroom pictured here? Remodeled by RSU Contractors, the shower is large and luxurious and the marble tile…

A Taste of the South

The city of Franklin was founded in 1799 and is steeped in history. Because of its deep southern roots and antiquated past, Franklin opens itself up to endless possibilities when it comes to tourism. And a large part of that history and tourism is food. Southern food as we know it today is influenced by West African, West European, and Native-American cultures. Popular…

Happy New Year!

There are two types of people – those who make New Year’s resolutions and those who don’t. If you’re not one to make resolutions, my guess is you think every day is a new day to start living better. And if you do tend to make resolutions, my guess is you work better when you’re … Continued

January 2020 Around Town

Puckett’s Boat House To Become Americana Taphouse A. Marshall Hospitality says it’s answering the call of a “beer-focused concept that’s long been desired by our area’s locals and visitors,” according to CEO Andy Marshall. So Main Street’s beloved Southern seafood eatery will take on a new identity as Americana Taphouse. The new menu will feature Southern … Continued

Sanctuary South’s Holiday Open House

Sanctuary South in the Westhaven neighborhood got in to the holiday spirit with champagne and light appetizers (including mini bundt cakes!) for shoppers during their open house in November. 

Sips, Sweets and Shopping

Author, blogger and speaker Rebekah Lyons, together with The Nashville Mom's Dawn Burns hosted an evening of champagne, pie tasting and shopping at Draper James. Guests got to hear Rebekah speak about her new book, Rhythms of Renewal while tasting pumpkin and apple crisp pie from the Southern Baked Pie Company.

Christmas 4 Kids

Phil Vassar headlined an evening of fan-favorite hits and holiday classics at the Ryman. The all-star lineup also included Lonestar, Matt Ramsey of Old Dominion, Jamie O'Neal, Craig Wiseman and Jeffrey Steele, to name a few. The funds generated by the concert are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  

TedX VIP Party

Speakers, staff, board members and media guests got to mix and mingle at Industrious to celebrate the TEDx Bold & Brilliant Women's Conference held last month.

Kree Harrison Gets Soulful With Second Album

She won the hearts of millions on "American Idol" in her early 20s and six years after that triumphant run on the show, the Season 12 runner-up is forging a new path for her career with the release of her sophomore album, Chosen Family Tree. Kree reveals, "I feel this shows a different side of me. All the love I…

Wellness Wind Down

Armed with a creative writing degree, part-time 5th grade English teacher Blythe Cate started her blogging journey as a creative outlet more than two years ago. She's had a passion for writing for as long as she can remember and her once 'creative outlet' has grown to more than 10,000 followers. The lifestyle blogger enjoys writing and blogging about home decor, style, well-being, and…

What’s In Your Gym Bag?

Aaron Hines is a true fitness guy. A former football athlete, he's been working out since he was 16-years-old. At an early age, he learned the importance of taking care of your body. With a long list of training certifications, he opened Premier Performance Training in April of 2019 (after two years of operating under The Next Level Personal Training) with a vision where individuals…