48 HOURS IN…Atlanta

July 30th, 2013

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A four hour drive south from Nashville, Atlanta is the South’s “big city”. As a teenager we made pilgrimages in search of prom dresses, to see concerts that had bypassed Nashville and once upon a time there was even a shop in Little Five Points where you could buy fake IDs (Sorry, Dad!). I moved to Atlanta in 2005 and my first daughter was born there. I had a little white house on the edge of Buckhead and midtown. Right in the middle of a metropolitan city but on a quiet, pretty tree-lined street with a half acre. I loved living there. Today I go back 6 times a year on buying trips, antique hunting and inevitably end up eating and shopping (for myself) way too much. Here are a few of my favorite {Atlanta} things…

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48 HOURS IN…. Louisville

May 21st, 2013

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While I am a native Nashvillian, my family roots are deeply tied to Kentucky. My great, great Grandfather was the bourbon distiller JW Dant, who actually made some pretty decent bourbons. My grandmother and great grandmother (who I only ever knew as “Mud”) were both raised in Louisville, are now interred there, and maybe because of that I have always been enamored with Louisville. While it is not far from Nashville (about a 3 hour drive) it is markedly different. Louisville has that flourish that defines so many river cities. While I love a big hat and an excuse to buy a new dress, the bourbon soaked crowds of the Kentucky Derby are more than I can handle, thus ruling out the first Saturday of May for a weekend excursion, but I do love the weeks leading up to the Derby and right after. When I do go, here is how I like to spend my 48 hours in Louisville….

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