HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! LET THE FIREWORKS & COOKOUTS BEGIN!

I don’t know about you, but I have southern roots that grow deep. I love the summertime and sitting on the patio with my best girls, talking the night away with refreshing beverages. I grew up chasing fireflies barefoot, usually in my best Sunday dress, and staying outdoors with my friends until suppertime. Back then, summer involved independent adventures around…

O’More Fashion Show Packs the House at 
Abbey Leix Mansion

The O’More College of Design Fashion Show was held recently in the Abby Leix Mansion on the school’s downtown Franklin campus. This year’s show featured collections by faculty and students, including custom designs for the children of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center.

July 2017 Around Town

Nissan celebrated the Nashville Predators’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals by donating a specially created 2017 Nissan GT-R supercar to the Nashville Predators Foundation, which supports a variety of local Nashville charities. The $109,990 GT-R Premium model is custom-painted in Preds’ official colors and graphics. The Supercar will be auctioned off as the featured attraction at an upcoming Predators…

Your Franklin Staycation Starts Here

The hottest days of the year have arrived. With school out and the newness of summer wearing off, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut of sitting at home all day. But Franklin is full of life during the summer, so why not get out and take advantage of it? If you’re running out of ideas, we’ve…

Honoring an Icon and Having a Good Time, Too.

Winston Churchill is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century. And even though it’s been more than a half century since his reign as the British prime minister, his persona still looms large in the hearts and minds of Churchillians everywhere. None more so than the Churchill Society of Tennessee (CST).

1307 State Boulevard

Come experience Southern living at its finest in this fabulous, newly-updated, custom built home. You’ll find it mere steps from the beautiful fountain at Founders Park on established State Boulevard in Westhaven. Remodeled inside and out, you’ll feel like you have stepped into a new build. With an expansive floor plan, it’s an entertainer’s dream. The new white quartz and…

Leave it to the Pros

Travel really is an escape from the chaotic pace of everyday life. In fact, several recent studies have indicated that travel actually makes people happier and healthier. However, whether you are traveling solo, as a family or in a large group, travel planning can have the opposite effect, leaving you awash in stress and anxiety.

628 Stonewater Boulevard

This home is being marketed by Lisa Alyn. For more information, or to schedule your personal tour, contact her directly at 615.708.0445 or 
lisa@nashvillefranklin.com. This stately, traditional beauty awaits on one of the prettiest streets in Westhaven, close to golf and steps from the shaded walking path. The home features an exquisite, custom brick fireplace surrounded by an arched entryway,…

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin.
Refrigerate overnight. 
Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. 
Divide ice between two tall glasses. 
Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice 
between glasses. 
Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. 
Enjoy. Cheers!

Summer, Spirits and Scenery

This time of year it’s always fun to get outside to enjoy the weather, soak up some nature - and a favorite beverage or two. A great way to do that is to enjoy a cocktail on one of my favorite local restaurant patios! Franklin offers many treasures beyond this list, so no matter which one you choose, you’re guaranteed…