I added another city to my list this past weekend — Music City!

The girls and I got a great deal on a flight, so we rented an adorable house in West Nashville and headed south. I absolutely loved the vibe– a great mix of country and hipster. I’m not a country music fan typically, but it’s so much fun to hear so many talented people performing all over town. When in Rome…

Having a car was clutch since it allowed us to check out more neighborhoods and spots. I ate my weight in BBQ (Edley’s in 12South had the best pulled pork of my life), fried chicken (Hattie B’s Hot Chicken — a perfect bird) and washed it down with cheap moonshine drinks (they’ll getcha). Also need to shout out Hermitage Cafe’s $5 patty melt, which is  pretty much perfection!

Recommendations (besides those mentioned above and below in captions):

Pedal Tavern tour

Grand Ole Opry backstage tour

Tootsie’s Wild Orchid Lounge roofdeck on Broadway

Tin Roof on Demonbreun

I took well over 200 pics, but here are just a few:

The five of us at the Johnny Cash mural10703119_10100219397917113_411394008_o

I was obsessed with this mason jar chandelier at Bootleggers Inn on Broadway


East Nashville, by 5 points



Looking out from the stage at the Grand Ole Opry



GalaxSea Reality

I won the contest I mentioned last week! I will be working with Ji Baek, Rescue Beauty Lounge Founder, to make my dream a reality over the coming months.

I won’t be able to talk further about the process, but I will DEFINITELY let everyone know when my nail polish shade will be released for sale. The name mentioned in the post header is my working title and not final.

Congrats to my co-winners and thank you for the support!


A Dream Come True! Also known as a shameless plug for votes.

RBL 3.0 Finalist
Back in July, I submitted my idea for a new nail polish shade, at the urging of my sister Mary, to Rescue Beauty Lounge ( for their Fan Collection 3.0 contest. The company makes “5 free” (there are no known harmful chemicals included) upscale nail polish and this contest has run for the past few years where 6 finalists will work with Ji Baek, the founder, to have their idea brought to life as part of a limited edition collection.
…and from thousand of entries, down to the top 50 and now the top 14, I was chosen as finalist #5!!
Now– it is turned over solely to voters to determine who the top 6 will be!
This is where you come in 🙂
Voting runs for only 48 hours– from now until noon Wed. Will you please vote for me before noon this Wed, 17 Sep?! One submission is allowed per IP address, but if you’re willing to help spread the word or use more than one device (and I hope you will be!), I’d be even more grateful.
Thanks so much for your time– and I hope your vote!
xoxo Danielle