Recognizing Franklin’s Culture & History

 Carnton Plantation  Carnton is a two-story plantation mansion built in 1826 and completed in 1830 by Nashville Major Randal McGavock. The land was used for farming wheat, corn and potatoes as well as raising thoroughbred horses. After Randal passed in 1843, his son John inherited the plantation. In 1864, during the five-hour Battle of Franklin, John and his family converted their…

A Beach House with Southern Charm

Creatively transforming livable spaces is a whole process, a detailed approach that Lisa and Leah Selvig adamantly relish. 

Needlework Keepsakes

Everyone wants a souvenir from a place to which they have traveled. Souvenirs serve as a token of remembrance of time well spent with friends and family. But instead of shot glasses, keychains, pencils and T-shirts, why not try something different like a needlework canvas? Steer your out-of-town relatives and visiting friends away from the usual souvenir shops and check out…

Boating Tips for Safe Fun in the Sun

The warm weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters, in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride. Before inviting loved ones onto your boat, however, it’s important to review some safety procedures to help ensure a relaxing experience for everyone.

Sunshine and Summertime

Bryan Adams said it best in “Summer of ’69” when he sang, “When I look back now, the summer seemed to last forever, and if I had the choice, I’d always want to be there—those were the best days of my life.” What is it about summer that makes us wish for it longingly and miss … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Bone and Joint Institute Opens New Facility The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, in partnership with Williamson Medical Center, opened their new $40 million, 121,252-square-foot freestanding medical office at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin. The facility is designed to accommodate orthopedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine and spinal surgery. Spaces include six orthopedic surgery operating rooms … Continued

Franklin and Brentwood Lifestyle Magazines Celebrate Women of Influence

OP Jenkins Furniture and Design hosted Franklin Lifestyle and Brentwood Lifestyle magazine's Women of Influence luncheon. It was an afternoon of celebration, networking and female empowerment. Guests were treated to lunch by Chili Spot, cookies by Sugar Drop and raffle prizes from local partners.

Franklin Jazz Artist Debbie Cunningham Celebrates Release of New Book

Debbie Cunningham celebrated the release of her first book, Dancing in the Kitchen: Hope and Help for Staying in Love at Champion Ballroom in Cool Springs. The evening featured speakers, including Debbie herself, hor deuvres, cocktails, singing and of course, some ballroom dancing instruction! 

Local Horse Awarded Diplomat of the Breed Award

The American Saddlebred Registry named R. Haitian Legacy the Diplomat of the Breed! “Olaf,” as he is affectionately known, is an American Saddlebred that teaches, promotes and, most importantly, positively affects everyone around him. Olaf is a 13-year old gray saddlebred that received the honor for his contributions in breed promotion and service to the future generations of the Saddlebred industry.

Effective Leaders Gather at the Nashville Leadership Lunch

The Nashville Leadership Luncheon is a premier event on the topic of leadership. Entrepreneurs and senior-level executives, from both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as those who are interested in advancing their leadership skills gather for networking in a dynamic environment. They gain real leadership tools that can go to work with them as soon as … Continued

Sweet Holiday

If you've never been on a cruise, you are missing out! A cruise is the best worry-free vacation there is. You simply book your trip and show up—hotel, dining and entertainment are all done for you! It's an exceptional, stress-free way to explore a good majority of different places. And there's nothing quite like the views. 

Telling Stories Through Photos

Meet Misty Westebbe, a unique Franklin photographer who derives extreme joy, not only from the beautiful photos she takes, but also from the inspiration and experiences she shares with her clients at every photo shoot.

Giving Back is Good for the Soul

Franklin and Williamson County are lucky enough to be home to many nonprofits, charitable groups and businesses that focus on giving back. Often when you speak to an owner, ambassador or volunteer of one of these organizations, much time is spent praising the local generosity and open arms of this community. These three local organizations rely on that community support and…