When you move to a new city, nothing is better than discovering a few good shops that you can escape to. One such shop is The Tulip Tree. I love this shop and admire the owner for his creative talent. Excellent quality of flowers. I’m never disappointed! 615-352-1466. 95 White Bridge Rd.
I also love architecture, and here are a few of my favorite places I’ve found so far.
Cheekwood Art & Gardens – Michael and I have thoroughly enjoyed their Highballs & Hydrangeas parties they have had. Check out their website for a very interesting story on the family Cheek and Maxwell House coffee.
The Parthenon - The re-creation of Athena located in Centennial Park. Since I have not been to Athens Greece yet and it has been on my list of places to see before I die!, this will do quite nicely until I go.
The Ryman Auditorium - Went here with my in-laws our second month in town and really enjoyed it. The Ryman has been named a National Historic Landmark. It’s a converted church, and now it’s the ‘Church of Country Music’! Great history lesson my Grandmother would have loved. You can still catch concerts here.
The Hermitage Hotel - When my in-laws were in town, my father-in law introduced us to this great old hotel. He was always fortunate enough to stay here on his company’s dime. Michael and I were also fortunate enough to stay here once. The best part is they take canines. I was just recently there on my birthday for cocktails in the clubroom downstairs. So if you can’t stay there, at least check that out.
My Basset Hound, Rolle, enjoying his stay!
Frist Museum – I love this Art Deco building! Michael and I have enjoyed their Frist Fridays (outdoor concerts) which are held on the last Friday of the month until October.
I just recently heard they are building an Opera House in our neighborhood. We are all very excited! Stay tuned for the rest. Tomorrow - A cottage house in Nashville.