Turning of the Seasons

Earth, Wind and Fire sang about it. Neil Diamond sang about it. Even Frank Sinatra sang about it. September! I can think of a good 20 songs about the month of September. So what is it about this time of year that makes us want to sing about it? September marks the end of summer … Continued

Kids and Pets!

Summer freedom is drawing to a close, and the school bells will be ringing any day now. (Shhh, I’m secretly excited, but don’t tell my kids.) Since we dedicated an issue to both the men and women of our community earlier this year, it would only be right to celebrate some of our cutest residents: kids … Continued

Sunshine and Summertime

Bryan Adams said it best in “Summer of ’69” when he sang, “When I look back now, the summer seemed to last forever, and if I had the choice, I’d always want to be there—those were the best days of my life.” What is it about summer that makes us wish for it longingly and miss … Continued

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. To gather information for this issue, we looked to the experts: the men of Franklin! You might even recognize a few faces. I … Continued

Let’s Hear It for the Boy Girl!

It’s been said that one woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world. This issue applauds women rocking the world!  We not only celebrate mothers this Mother’s Day with suggestions for some first-class gift-giving, but we also highlight some brilliant women in our local community. Our May issue is filled with stories … Continued

Going Green

If April showers bring May flowers, then we all better buy boats! We’ve had enough rain in Franklin this winter to set a record. Wait… we did set a record! Mother Nature is fascinating, amazing and unpredictable. This month at Franklin Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. We … Continued

Spring into Home

Welcome to March, where opportunities seem unlimited with the introduction to spring. It’s the season of transitioning from cold to warm, from short days to longer ones, from hibernation to awakening, from bud to bloom.  Personally, I love the possibilities of springtime. I envision being able to actually put into action many of the things … Continued

Curating Creativity

I often feel Music City is mislabeled. Yes, it’s where a country music artist is born, but there’s so much more to Nashville and its surrounding suburbs (Franklin!) than just music. Franklin is a community of passionate artists, aspiring authors, stimulating writers, innovative designers, diverse entrepreneurs, gifted musicians and so much more. And in this … Continued

Wishing You Wellness

Happy New Year, Franklin! The start of a new year means a lot of things to me. It represents my ability to close the door on some of the things that may be dragging me down. A new year also represents a fresh view of my opportunities and the things that are most important and … Continued

For Auld Lang Syne

Phew! As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2018! It’s been a year of change here at Franklin Lifestyle. We’ve expanded, made lots of new friends and enjoyed seeing our team and vision … Continued

Giving Thanks

Welcome to November. I can barely bring myself to say it, but it’s here: the 11th month of 2018. Where does the time go? I swear, it was just June.  But anyway, here we are. The 11th month brings with it sweater weather, changing leaves, Thanksgiving break, and—inevitably—Christmas shopping. And in this issue, we cover … Continued

Food, Glorious Food!

I have a fall confession, so brace yourself. Pumpkin spice—I’m just not that into it. I know. I hear the gasps already, but it’s true. I figure I’m simply saving room for all the other fantastic food finds around Franklin. October is our food issue, and this month at Franklin Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch … Continued

“Fall” into Style

Hello, Franklin. Welcome to September. This month brings the first days of fall. When I think of fall, I envision a renewed sense of focus and purpose. It’s a season of transition, right? Leaves will start to turn soon. Temperatures will start to decline. Things are starting to change. Summer brings a lot to the … Continued

Tails of Friendship

When we let pets into our homes, they quickly and easily also find a place into our hearts. They become a part of the family. Whether it’s your cat that paws your head at 5 a.m. or your panting dog begging to play catch, we can’t imagine our lives without them.  This issue celebrates the … Continued

Making Lists

I have a habit of making lists. Yes, I make the typical to-do lists and grocery lists. However, my longest list is also my favorite list. I have a “things to do” list on my phone. It currently has 71 places to visit around the area. Daunting? Perhaps. Doable? Absolutely! You see, when we moved to Franklin nearly four years … Continued