Miss Tennessee Teen

Although used to visual spotlights herself, local model and activist Sofie Grace Rovenstine used her Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2018 platform to promote messages of self-acceptance to young girls, because she recalled a time when she felt burdened by the insecurities the modeling industry had placed on her. But she didn’t let that stop her from becoming a Victoria's Secret model. 

Cool Springs and Cool Bars

Sperry’s While the original Sperry's is located in Belle Meade, its second location in Franklin could, by some, be considered better. Located in the heart of Cool Springs, Sperry’s offers a high-class bar and restaurant that are exceedingly hard to come by these days. Some might be skeptical at first, but once the door closes behind you, the ambiance overwhelms your experience. You…

Makeup Artist to the Stars

Paula Turner has been a makeup artist for 25 years. She started in the business long before social media and websites were the norm. After a stint at a makeup counter department store in London that provided her excellent hands-on training, she decided to go out on her own to pursue her makeup career. After moving to Nashville, she hit the pavement herself calling…

Safety First!

Summer may be winding down, but with the Tennessee sun still sending temperatures soaring, many are still flocking to the pool in hopes of catching some relief. But did you know that every year, an average of 356 children ages 0-14 drown in pools and spas? According to the CDC, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional deaths in children…

The Registry Is Not Just For Weddings

Kathy Berry and Jane Dungan have known each other since their children were in middle school at Battle Ground Academy. They started working together at The Registry, a bridal registry and fine gifts store begun by two of their good friends in 2003. It was the perfect fit. Both ladies like helping others and love entertaining friends and family. When the…

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.

Sara Evans

 Article Maria Dinoia | Photography Kristin Barlowe  Sara Evans has had a storied career: No. 1 singles, millions of records sold, Academy of Country Music’s top female vocalist award—and that’s just the beginning. She’s released her eighth studio album, "Words," on her own record label, Born To Fly Records, appropriately named after the CMA-winning signature song, which celebrated risk and…

Q&A with Dr. Alicia Gordon

It's certainly nothing new, but it seems more people have become aware of the importance of dental health as an indication of overall health. Dr. Alicia Gordon with Franklin Dental Care gives us the scoop on why.

Preserving History with the Help of Creativity

When Franklin resident Tamera Alexander was only 9 years old, she took a trip to Europe with her family. Even as a young girl, she couldn’t wait to take in all the sights and experiences that such a historically rich place had to offer. Now decades later, Tamera’s love of history has taken her down quite the adventurous path to…