Creative Connoisseurs

 Chris Thomas, Made South Market   Made South started as a subscription box business back in 2014. Chris says, "We would pull together 3-4 items we loved that were made by makers around the South and send them to our subscribers all over the country. Pretty quickly people started pitching us the idea of hosting an event that would bring all…

It’s Valentine’s Day!

Do you have a special someone you'd like to recognize this Valentine's Day? The feast of St. Valentine is not everyone's cup of tea, but some people do like a designated day to celebrate their romantic love. In that vein, check out this list of must-haves if you want to score some points with your significant other.  

Get Creative with Friends and Family

AR Workshop Franklin opened in August 2017, and co-owners Brandon Nunnally and Melissa Bowen have created a place where people want to come back to again and again. No matter your skill level, you can make a beautiful and unique handmade item to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. The workshop also has a retail section up…

Look Great Effortlessly

The Instagram influencers of @EffortlessStyle joined fashion forces with Debbi Kerrigan of Fab'Rik to come up with gorgeous date night looks for Valentine's Day! Whether your plans call for a dressy look, a stylish/trendy look or a more casual look, they've got you covered!

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…

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…

Rita Wilson

 Q: You're sort of having your 'second act' with a music career. What does it mean to you to reinvent yourself from actress to singer? 

Shop for Everyone on Your List

It’s that magical time of year again—the time of year you manage to miraculously find thoughtful and fun gifts for your entire gift list. This year can be easy as we've done the work for you. Stay local and use our gift guide for some of your favorite recipients. You will be sure to have a one-of-a-kind gift with these selections. And while…

Turning a House into a Dream Home

Rick Bell made his way to Williamson County in 1988. As a resident of the community for 31 years, he has seen tremendous changes in the local landscape. For one thing, he says, "I have seen the prices of homes in the city of Franklin go up several hundred thousand dollars." 

Happy Holiday

Julia Nolan has spent the majority of her life dedicated to the performing arts. She grew up in South Florida where she starred in national television commercials, attended a performing arts high school in Memphis, Tennessee, and then went on to Wagner College, a conservatory for musical theater in New York City.

A Simple Family Holiday Feast

 Ingredients  5-7 Tuscan kale stems 1 pound Brussels sprouts 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 Gala apple, thinly sliced  Dressing

Home Is Where the Heart Is

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

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.