Decoding the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? That is, until party season starts and we all have to not only find the time to pick the perfect outfit for our annual holiday shindigs, but we have to figure out what in the world to wear. Among office parties, ornament exchanges, Christmas cocktails at the neighbors, family dinners and more, the…

“All in for The Gambler”

It was a night to remember for both Kenny Rogers and his fans. Rogers announced his plans to retire last year, much to the chagrin of his generations of fans. But no retirement is complete without a final tour, and Rogers has been on the road since he made the bittersweet announcement. 

Picture Perfect

Little Nest Portraits is a boutique photography studio where families can slow down and enjoy the picture taking experience. They have an artistic philosophy that blends classic portraiture technique with spontaneity and emotion. These are the principals and ideals that attracted owner Danielle Blauvelt to open her own Little Nest right here in Franklin.

Stress-Free Holiday Decorating

Does decorating for the holidays stress you out? Thinking about having to untangle lines of icicle lights or figuring out which bulb caused all the others not to work is depressing. Don't even mention having to get up on that roof! That's when Lumenate Brentwood steps in to help make your holiday stress-free and your time better spent with family and…

World-Class Flavor with Local Flair

Chef Steven Robilio has a long and personal history with food—a history that spans longer than he’s even been alive. As the Executive Chef at a favorite Nashville Italian spot, Amerigo, he brings years of fine dining experience and lifetimes of family culinary knowledge to all who walk through the door of the restaurant.

International Icon. America’s Sweetheart. Hometown Hero.

With world-class talent and down-home charm, Dolly Parton has earned her place alongside the most recognizable entertainers on earth. Recently the country music icon sat down with Franklin Lifestyle to discuss holiday traditions, life at home and the children she serves through her Imagination Library.

Treat Your Family to a 4-Legged Gift

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats). And with the holiday season upon us, many people will be giving or receiving pets as gifts for themselves or loved ones. It’s within that spirit that adopting an abandoned or rescued animal becomes all the more meaningful. So we…

They Have Survived

By now you probably know that breast cancer will affect one out of every eight women. With a reality like that, it’s likely that you know a survivor or someone currently fighting the disease. It’s at this time of year that our attention turns to this battle. And as we work toward finding a cure, it’s a great time to…

Demystifying the College Application Process

A new school year is well underway and for students who plan on going to college, now is the time to set those plans in motion. Jamie Kennedy, managing director of Bluebell Academic Consulting, has a unique role in helping students, and their families, do just that.

The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Fall is in the air and, come October, sports are in full swing. Whether you prefer college football Saturdays—cheering on your favorite team, paying special attention to the various conference rivalries—or professional football Sundays—in front of the TV, keeping a close eye on your fantasy football team—everyone can use some tips to throw the perfect tailgate party, even if you…