Worth the Trip

Dunwoody, Georgia, is so much more than just a city located near Atlanta. Located just 10 miles north of Georgia's capital city, Dunwoody has its own identity. In fact, Dunwoody wasn't recognized as a city until 2008, so last year they celebrated their 10-year anniversary and how much the city has grown. Award-winning restaurants, wine bars, art galleries, parks, local events, spas and shopping…

Lovely Lavender

When you live in a town like Franklin, you start to get used to the wide array of food and drink options available on any given day. To stay ahead of the game, restaurants are getting creative with their menus in order to attract patrons. So no one should be surprised to walk into The Coffee House at Second and Bridge only to find that…

Cool Springs and Cool Bars

Sperry’s While the original Sperry's is located in Belle Meade, its second location in Franklin could, by some, be considered better. Located in the heart of Cool Springs, Sperry’s offers a high-class bar and restaurant that are exceedingly hard to come by these days. Some might be skeptical at first, but once the door closes behind you, the ambiance overwhelms your experience. You…

Pork Belly Farmhouse

The tiny town of Nolensville has experienced nearly explosive growth in the last five years. Retail construction, new homes, new schools and great new restaurants have emerged and jazzed up the landscape. One such restaurant is Pork Belly Farmhouse. PBF opened on Nolensville Road in what used to be the McCord Family Farm and then eventually was intended to be an office…

Ole Red Invents the ‘Swanky Tonk’

Strolling down Broadway in Nashville's downtown can take you into any number of honky-tonks. But it's those red lights that will draw you in to Ole Red on the corner of Broadway and Third. And what you'll immediately notice is that this place isn't your typical honky-tonk; it's "swanky tonk," a decidedly upscale version of the honky-tonk. And if it's the red lights that…

Harvest by LabCanna

Harvest is a new restaurant and coffee shop by LabCanna that focuses on locally sourced meals and pastries with CBD and hemp options. The trendy antique-filled space is the perfect addition to Fairview. Erin Crawford, holistic nutrition consultant and Harvest’s general manager, created an inviting, educational atmosphere for everyone, including those with dietary restrictions, to enjoy farm-fresh food along with the healing properties of hemp and…

Beautiful Soul in a Beautiful City

Franklin is home to many amazing things: historic attractions, an iconic downtown, a lively music scene and beautiful parks, just to name a few gems. Amid all of this wonder lives Kathy Confer, founder and owner of Naturally Beautiful Permanent Cosmetics. Why is this so special? The answer is simple: Kathy decided to take her exceptional talent as a sculptor and painter to an entirely new…

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Brianna Melanson is a writer, newsroom editor and foodie. She is passionate about showcasing small businesses and telling stories from a different perspective. Originally from upstate New York, Brianna is proud to call Nashville her home and appreciates all the area has to offer. Fueled by local coffee, she’s always exploring new places and searching for hidden gems. Brianna has also been…

Lifestyle Letter

October is my favorite month of the year—and it has nothing to do with Halloween (though I do enjoy a good Reese’s cup from my kid’s bag of loot!) The truth is, October just hits all my senses perfectly. The changing leaves are beautiful to look at as I drive through the streets; the air is … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

Visitor Spending Grows to $479 Million in Williamson County Visitor spending in Williamson County grew to an all-time high of $479.58 million in 2018, a 6% increase over the record-setting growth of 2017. Travelers to Williamson County in 2018 spent an estimated $1.3 million per day. In a report released last August by the Tennessee … Continued

Franklin Ribbon Cuttings

Franklin continues to be a booming epicenter for new businesses! Here a just a few ribbon cuttings from the last month. Photos courtesy of Williamson, Inc. Elevated Wealth Management  Renasant Bank  Matt Cole, State Farm Insurance    

Costco Celebrates 20 Years in Brentwood

Costco, the big-box retailer, turned 20! The store held a special 20th-anniversary celebration with the mayors of Williamson County, Franklin and Brentwood in attendance. 

Mission Accomplished

There comes a time in every homeowner's life when remodeling and upgrading are a necessary part of maintaining your home's value. Whether you want to add more living space, upgrade finishes or your home simply needs more functionality, it's inevitable that a remodeling job is in your near future. We sought out the help of award-winning designer Jennifer Smith of JLS Designs who shared…

#MyBMWAroundNashville

Where in Nashville will the New X7 pop up next? Here are a couple of local favorite hot spots where we found it! Join in on the fun and send us a picture of you with your BMW in your favorite iconic spots in Nashville, and you could end up in our next BMW ad spread! Use the hashtag #myBMWaroundnashville on…