Stale Stuffing, Tainted Turkeys and other Thanksgiving Disasters

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all experienced Thanksgiving Feasts that have gone awry. Many years ago it was my cousin’s turn to host and the evening could not have been more beautiful. When it was time to be seated, she beamed with pride as she carried an expertly prepared golden-brown bird into her dining room – and…

Best of Franklin Celebration at Sopapilla’s

A large crowd enjoyed for an evening of New Mexican cuisine and beverages at Sopapilla’s as Franklin Lifestyle honored the winners of the inaugural Best of Franklin Awards. Franklin Lifestyle Publisher Donald Hawkins presented the winners with their award plaques, courtesy of Southern Trophy House. Photography Jonathan Howard.

Ideal Health and Wellness Center Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for the opening of Ideal Health and Wellness Center's new location at 301 Mallory Station Rd. Ideal Health and Wellness seeks to serve the area with chiropractic services, lipo-laser treatments, nutritional counseling, physiotherapy and more. Photography provided by Williamson Chamber.

Beyond Yoga Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

An enthusiastic crowd was on hand as Beyond Yoga opened it's new studio. If you want more from your fitness routine than a healthy physical workout, Beyond Yoga could be the place for you! Visit them at 209 South Royal Oaks Blvd. 
Photography provided by Williamson Chamber.

November 2016 Around Town

The 10th Annual Tour DaVita rolled through Franklin and Middle Tennessee recently with a record number of riders raising a record total of money for the fight against kidney disease. The 564 riders combined to pedal nearly 109,000 miles over three days while raising $1.25 million for Bridge of Life (BOL), a nonprofit organization founded by DaVita, one of the…

What you get for your money

Franklin, Tennessee is a beautiful city and charming community that has recently been named to lists like the best place to retire (Forbes), best place to find a job (Yahoo Finance), best town for families (Family Circle) and the list goes on. With a historic downtown, world-class retail and a dynamic business environment, Franklin has earned its rankings among the…

Respecting the Past with an Eye on the Future

For most of us, this address holds no particular significance. But for the Hard Bargain neighborhood of Franklin, it represents an achievement so significant it’s hard to put into words. That’s because the home located at 613 Mt. Hope Street was the first affordable home built by the Hard Bargain Association (HBA) in the Hard Bargain neighborhood of historic downtown…

Meet Lori Sesler

You know it’s been a ‘good day’ whenever you can enjoy a glorious autumn evening in Middle Tennessee, especially when it’s in an outdoor living space that you created. Lori Sesler of Franklin knows that feeling. The mother of two has been putting her creative talents to good use for three years as the sole proprietor of Good Day Gifts,…

Make this Feast the Least of Your Worries

You know it’s been a ‘good day’ whenever you can enjoy a glorious autumn evening in Middle Tennessee, especially when it’s in an outdoor living space that you created. Lori Sesler of Franklin knows that feeling. The mother of two has been putting her creative talents to good use for three years as the sole proprietor of Good Day Gifts,…

Packing the Park for Pilgrimage

The Second Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival capped its two-day run on Sunday, September 25 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. More than 30,000 attendees turned out for 60 artists appearing over five stages, more food trucks than you could count and many local vendors who showcased their crafts throughout the weekend.