Expensive Wines: Are They Really Worth the Price?

People often ask, "Is it really worth spending the money on an expensive wine?" And the answer is a complicated one. Sometimes it’s yes, and other times it’s no. There’s really no need to open a $50 bottle of wine on pizza night, but splurging on a high-end bottle for a special occasion is definitely worth the extra expense. But…

The Franklin Wine Festival Celebrates 14 Years

You don't need a yet another reason to attend a wine festival, but we will give you one: Cool Springs Wines & Spirits presents the Franklin Wine Festival to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters supported by Nissan. The event is about to raise its glass and cheers to its 14th year and almost $2 million being raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The festival idea was born…

Food, Glorious Food!

I have a fall confession, so brace yourself. Pumpkin spice—I’m just not that into it. I know. I hear the gasps already, but it’s true. I figure I’m simply saving room for all the other fantastic food finds around Franklin. October is our food issue, and this month at Franklin Lifestyle, we’re all about feasting with foodies as we just scratch … Continued

Favorite Kitchen Tools

Everybody has their favorite "go-to" gadget when they're preparing meals in their kitchens. Some cooking tools have very specific purposes while others can basically do just about anything. And the gadgets run the gamut from useless to useful, so how do you decide what to spend your money on? We asked executive chef Callie Cottrell from Menu Makers what she…

October 2018 Around Town

Williamson County Visitor Spending Tops $452 Million In 2017 Visitor spending in Williamson County grew to an all-time high of $452.59 million in 2017, a 5.9 percent increase over 2016’s then record-setting visitor expenditures. Williamson County remains ranked sixth among Tennessee’s 95 counties for visitor spending. Visit Franklin had recently announced that Williamson County welcomed … Continued

Runways, Coffles & Fancy Girls

Author Bill Carey presented a lecture on his book Runways, Coffles & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee at the Williamson Country Public Library. 

Friends of Franklin Parks Raises $260,000

The 2018 Raise the Roofs event held by Friends of Franklin Parks yielded commitments of more than $260,000 for the Harlinsdale Farm Main Barn project. 

Pick Me!

With the changing of the leaves and a chill in the air comes a new tradition that is becoming increasingly popular here in Franklin. Picking pumpkins is no longer about making a quick trip to the corner stand or grocery store. Going straight to the source with a visit to the pumpkin patch is giving families the perfect opportunity to spend some…