Guest Editor Bruce Pittman

From the time I was a kid, I have been fascinated with the process of planning events. Student Council was my "golden ticket" while growing up at Goodpasture Christian School. They were the school’s "movers and shakers" and the ones who planned and executed campus events. A perfect fit for this guy!

Home2 Suites by Hilton Ribbon Cutting

Looking for a hotel room for your out-of-town guests or corporate clients? Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville/Franklin Cool Springs is now open for business at 107 International Drive in Franklin. This location provides a luxurious place for visitors to settle in for their trip. PHOTOGRAPHY WILLIAMSON CHAMBER.

January 2017 Around Town

Donato J. Tramuto, global healthcare activist and CEO of Franklin-based Healthways, Inc., is the author of a newly published book, Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business. Published by Hamilton Books, Tramuto’s story reflects on the challenges he has faced throughout his life – beginning with the loss of his hearing as a young boy…

Setting Couples Up For Success

“Planning a wedding is a full time job, which most couples already have.” No truer words could sum up why wedding and event planner Bruce Pittman is such a highly recognized and valued resource for couples planning a wedding in Nashville. He adds, “Teamed with their current jobs and life's obligations, most couples come to me with a heightened level…

Wedding Gown Couture

As a teenager, aspiring opera singer Karen Hendrix discovered her love for fashion while creating the gowns she would wear for her performances. Over the next 16 years, music would take her around the world where her introduction to the masters of haute couture would have a profound affect on her. Given that her formal training was in music, Karen's…

400 Wild Elm

Situated on the sweeping curve of Wild Elm Street near Championship Boulevard in Westhaven, this 3,600 square foot Ford Custom Classic Colonial Revival home possesses lovely views and the promise of enjoyable hours spent on the pleasant wrap-around porch. The home features a master suite on the main level and three bedrooms up, all with private baths, plus an enviable…

Honoring a Voice that was Silenced too Soon.

Founded in 1984 by William Oscar Smith, the W.O. Smith Music School is a nonprofit educational institution created for the purpose of making quality music instruction available to talented, interested and deserving children from low income families in Nashville. The volunteer teaching artists are community members, local performers, studio artists and university students with a passion for sharing their musical…

Let’s [Not] Hear It For The Groom!

As someone who has made more than one trip to the altar, I can vouch for the wisdom in those words. Like the font on the invitation, the groom is one more prop in his bride’s fairy tale-come-true. All he really has to do is be on time and make sure his rental cummerbund faces the right way. (I always…

Nashville Boat & Sportshow 
Anchors at Music City Center 
Jan. 19–22

The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat & Sportshow, Tennessee’s premier boating event, is bringing a taste of summer to Nashville’s Music City Center with four days of nautical fun Jan. 19–22. This year’s show has over 90,000 square feet of boats, accessories, educational opportunities and fun for all ages and experience levels.

Wedding Gift Guide

You’ll top the list as best wedding guest with any one of these hand-picked gifts. From the traditional to the luxurious, we’ve found a mix that brides and grooms are sure to love this wedding season

Honeymoon Hot Spots

For some newlyweds, the honeymoon is all about some serious, just-the-two-of-us quality time. For others, it's all about the people they can meet and adventures they can have. Either way, we have the luxury and adventure - or a blend of the two - that you're looking for. We spoke with Cool Springs Travel Group owner and agent Cynthia Davis…