Preserving History in All Its Glory

These days, if something doesn’t work well or doesn’t look good, it’s likely to be thrown out and replaced with something new. Some things, however, like old buildings steeped in history, cannot be so easily replaced, nor should they be. 

From Window Washing to HGTV

In 1982, as a student at MTSU, Mark Williams started a small gig washing windows and doing odd jobs. Fast forward to today, and he’s grown what started as his small enterprise into one of the largest remodeling companies in the U.S., RSU Contractors. Their services have been featured on HGTV's Property Brothers with remodels in the Franklin and Brentwood areas. Recently, RSU has partnered with Ellen Sherwood…

Feeling Right at Home

Chef Chris Rains met his wife, Erica, 10 years ago. Shortly after, they founded The Chef & I. What started as a private chef service grew into a large-scale catering division, and within five years, the two opened their first restaurant in Lenox Village. They've recently opened their second Chef & I location in the Gulch. CEO Erica Rains shares their story.  

Defining Luxury

 Details  9,132 square feet  6 bedrooms

Jessie James Decker

Jessie James Decker is 5 feet of fierce. She married former Tennessee Titan Eric Decker, and together they are raising three beautiful children in their Forest Hills home. And while wife and mother may be her most important roles, she's so much more. The 30-year-old boasts a resume that includes singer-songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur, model, TV personality, more than 3 million followers…

Creating a Masterpiece

The very definition of an artist is a person who practices any of the various creative arts, including but not limited to sculptors, novelists, poets or filmmakers. Meet three practicing creative artisans who add some zest to our local culture.  

What Are You Working On?

There it is again. That empty spot on the wall that you pass every day. Remaining empty because deciding on a piece of wall art that is tasteful and meaningful can be daunting work. Many locals with this same problem are finding a solution with Angela Powers Fine Art. Angela Powers is a Nashville native who has been painting for as long as…

Date Night Out with the Arts

In an era where the majority of entertainment is coming at us from a blue screen, it’s an extra special luxury to treat ourselves and our sweetheart to a night out with the arts. Luckily, Franklin and Nashville have an abundance of options when it comes to choosing your desired art avenue. All you need to do is grab your better…

Franklin Family Pharmacy

As the city’s only independent, family-owned, full-service retail pharmacy, Franklin Family Pharmacy is a true gem. When first walking through the door, customers are almost transported back in time to the nostalgic look and feel of a 1950s neighborhood pharmacy. It has taken customers under its wing, providing the genuine, old-fashioned service we just don’t see anymore.

A Juicy Fresh Start

In January, most of us close the door on holiday excesses. We review our well-being, join gyms and promise our bodies healthier foods. A tasty way to jump-start our nutrition is juicing. Jason Collins, owner of the Franklin franchise of I Love Juice Bar, suggests simple changes to take control of our diet, like eat one healthy meal a day, be it breakfast or lunch, but stop eating by 7 p.m.…