November 2017 Lifestyle Letter

It is our great honor and pleasure to bring to you, our best November issue yet! Recently, our community was ranked fourth on a list of the nation’s best places to live by Money magazine. It is not only for the economic and rapid growth that enhances our town; it’s the businesses and people that reside here, that makes Franklin…

Best of Franklin Celebration at MAFIAoZA’S

Friends of Franklin Lifestyle convened recently at MAFIAoZA'S Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub in The Factory at Franklin to celebrate the 2017 Best of Franklin winners. Publishers Jon Golczynski and Christian Houston presented winners with commemorative plaques, courtesy of Southern Trophy House ( | 615.256.7295). PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA LINN MANLEY.

November 2017 Around Town

Franklin-based Nissan North America deepened its investment in, and commitment to, early childhood literacy in Tennessee by granting $100,000 to Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), benefiting Imagination Library programs in Middle Tennessee. Nissan has contributed over $1.2 million to GBBF since 2005.

A Victorian Classic with Contemporary Style

This new-to-the-market gem is classic Victorian on the outside and one-of-a-kind chic on the inside! With over $30,000 in recent updates, a floor plan that allows for both easy flow and privacy, two fenced side yards on .38 acre, and stunningly thoughtful upgrades, this is a home with YES! appeal. And it’s conveniently located to all things Westhaven.

World-Class Flavor with Local Flair

Chef Steven Robilio has a long and personal history with food—a history that spans longer than he’s even been alive. As the Executive Chef at a favorite Nashville Italian spot, Amerigo, he brings years of fine dining experience and lifetimes of family culinary knowledge to all who walk through the door of the restaurant.

Music Fans Make Their Franklin Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival took over The Park at Harlinsdale near downtown Franklin, September 23-24. Once again, the two-day, family-friendly festival was sold out, thanks to a stellar lineup that featured headliners Justin Timberlake and Eddie Vedder - and more food trucks and arts & crafts vendors than you could count.

International Icon. America’s Sweetheart. Hometown Hero.

With world-class talent and down-home charm, Dolly Parton has earned her place alongside the most recognizable entertainers on earth. Recently the country music icon sat down with Franklin Lifestyle to discuss holiday traditions, life at home and the children she serves through her Imagination Library.

Treat Your Family to a 4-Legged Gift

According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats). And with the holiday season upon us, many people will be giving or receiving pets as gifts for themselves or loved ones. It’s within that spirit that adopting an abandoned or rescued animal becomes all the more meaningful. So we…