Home Is Where the Heart Is

Homebuilder Willow Branch Partners prides itself on making your dream home a reality, enabling clients to "live better.”

Winter Foot Health

“Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running, the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.” –Joyce Carol Oates

Forever Grateful

It's easy to be around Kasi and Chuck Wicks. They're kind and fun and madly in love with each other. In short, they're contagious. When Chuck talks about how they were drawn to each other, you can't help but smile.

Hope on Wheels

The Salvation Army’s cheery red kettle has been a familiar sight around the holidays for more than 128 years.

The Gift of Jewelry

Like the old adage says, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and often that saying pertains to jewelry as much as it does to people. We all have that one relative that has exquisite taste in jewelry and makes us lust after their specific pieces, wishing we will eventually have the luck of being bequeathed something not only sentimental but…

Thanksgiving Mishaps

Local Instagram influencers Cari-Beth McDonald and Emily Woods are the mamas behind @FranklinTNFamilyFun. Not only are they in the know about what goes on in this town but they also share their love for our community and everyday life (plus cute pics of their kiddos)! We asked them to share some funny Thanksgiving misadventures too.


What goes through your mind when you think of Thanksgiving? It’s a holiday steeped in traditions: turkey, stuffing, big family gatherings, the Thanksgiving Day parade and maybe even some football. We love what’s familiar, but sometimes familiar needs an update too!   In fact, in this issue, we share some secrets about changing up your dessert from one … Continued

Antique & Garden Show of Nashville Hosts Kick-Off Event

Guests gathered to kick off the celebration of 30 years of Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville, which will take place at Music City Center Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2020. The event was hosted by the Caldwell family at their beautiful 100-year-old historic home, Cliff Lawn, in Belle Meade. AntiquesAndGardenShow.com Photography by Kim Thomas   

November 2019 Around Town

Misty Westebee Photography Awarded by the TPPA The Tennessee Professional Photographers Association (TPPA) recognized Misty Westebbe of Misty Westebbe Photography with several awards at its annual Fall Convention and Print Competition at Montgomery Bell State Park in August. Misty received a Tennessee top 10 award coming in fourth of the top 10. She also received Best of Show portrait, … Continued

NextDoorLife Holds Closet Sale

Franklin residents Reagan King and Polly Fleming, the bloggers who run The Nextdoor Life on Instagram, hosted a closet sale at downtown's newest Airbnb, the Little Franklin House. You can follow the fashion influencers at @nextdoorlife and the Airbnb at @little_franklin_house. 

Worldwide SHE Radio Hosts One-Year Birthday Bash

Internet radio sensation SHE celebrated one year "on the air!" Fans and friends gathered at Live Oak for music and fun to celebrate! Worldwide SHE is an internet station dedicated to supporting women in country by playing the hits, classics from the legends, current stars and Americana along with independent and unsigned singer-songwriters. Listen at WorldwideSHE.com.

Transformative Dermatology Opens

Dr. Jill Fichtel, a board-certified dermatologist, expanded her practice and opened Transformative Dermatology. She now offers a full complement of medical and aesthetic treatments to heal and rejuvenate the skin, hair, face and body so her patients achieve total wellness and well-being. TransformativeDermatology.com Photography by Feiten Photography

Fifth Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival a Huge Success

While the sun-drenched audience basked in the fields, their presence supported a local initiative central to the festival’s mission: giving back to the community that supports the festival. Pilgrimage added four area nonprofits—Graceworks, Brightstone, High Hopes Development and Mercy Community Healthcare—joining previous years’ ongoing charitable partners—MusiCares, Friends of Franklin Parks, Dark Horse Institute and Heritage Foundation of Williamson County—as festival … Continued

From California to Franklin

Gregg Redmond, California born and raised, explained how a calling led him to move to Franklin to open up Sage Sleep Organics. A faith-based family, they listened when it came.

Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Dessert

Throw tradition to the wind and forget the pumpkin, pecan and apple pies this Thanksgiving. Try your hand at something new for dessert: an exciting Thanksgiving-themed cake. Baker Krista Kingston Rattan offers her expert advice for helping to make your next cake perfect.