Winter Skin Care for the Men

Often we are so focused on our New Year’s Resolutions to get fit we forget about other aspects of our physical appearance like our skin. Most women have had some form of skin care regimen since adolescents. A lot of men, on the other hand, ditched any form of skin care when they tossed the last of their pimple cream.…

Pork Belly Farmhouse

The tiny town of Nolensville has experienced nearly explosive growth in the last five years. Retail construction, new homes, new schools and great new restaurants have emerged and jazzed up the landscape. One such restaurant is Pork Belly Farmhouse. PBF opened on Nolensville Road in what used to be the McCord Family Farm and then eventually was intended to be an office…

Is Your Dog Dapper?

Meet husband and wife team Jesse and Hannah Davis, owners of Dapper Dog Grooming Co., a mobile pet salon operated out of a large, specifically designed, self-contained van equipped with everything needed to give your pooch or kitty a bath and haircut.

Franklin Flannels

2015 Dominic creates the first flannel for Cindy. Sell 25 flannels to City Farmhouse. 2016 Begin selling nationally 2017 Launch of e-commerce website Featured on Tennessee Crossroads 2018 Ship more than 10,000 Franklin Flannels a year 2019 Release of Franklin Flannels Linen Spray

Home Is Where You Make It

If one has lived in Williamson County long enough, one might remember the WAKM radio tower that stood on Mallory Station Road for more than 60 years. Like a lot of other beloved Middle Tennessee locations, history is getting new life breathed into it. In the location where Elvis once would “drop by” and country duo the Judds played frequently, a new active lifestyle, 55-plus community…

Former Green Beret Equips Men for Battle in Body, Mind and Spirit

 Article Ashley Hutcheson | Photography Peggy Weatherford  Warrior Life Training sounds like an intense training program for the elite few who are going off to battle. That’s partly correct — it is an intense training program, or at least as intense are you want to make it, and you are training for battle, but not the type of battle you’d…

Music to Our Ears

 Article Linda Dohse | Photography Provided  "Music is the universal language of mankind." —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

The Art of Making Wine

The beautiful scenery and, of course, delicious wine draws locals and tourists to Arrington Vineyards, located just 25 minutes from downtown Franklin. The vineyard opened its doors in July 2007 and is owned by Kip Summers, John Russell and country music artist Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn.

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.

A Gem of a Jeweler

The story of Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry began over 40 years ago when family entrepreneur Melba Walton began her jewelry career by setting up her goods at flea markets, spreading a blanket across the hood of her car and displaying the items she had for sale. In 1974 she opened Walton’s Antique and Estate Jewelry as a brick and…

Discovering a Lost History in Williamson County

History, passion, honor, and tradition are a selection of words that define Lee Kennedy, Proprietor and Master Distiller at Leiper’s Fork Distillery. At the age of 16, a copper still sketched on a cocktail napkin sparked a passion inside Kennedy, who sought to learn the history behind distillation in Williamson County and the science behind crafting spirits.