Last week I spent one day running around Nashville hitting up 5 favorite spots for my annual FREE day! If you sign up for enough birthday perks you can easily spend an entire day without pulling out your wallet! There are dozens of birthday freebies and discounts in Nashville to enjoy but today I’ve rounded up my top 5 freebies Southern girls will love! Start with a morning of treating yourself with the 5 stops below, then head to your favorite local bar with live music (we are in Music city after all)! Depending on the bar, if they know it’s your birthday, you might score a free drink too! That’s just an little extra perk of living in a place known for its hospitality!
Being born has its perks… especially if you’re a #Nashbelle!
Pick up your FREE cupcake from Sprinkles on 12th South!
Etsy is one of my favorite online places to shop! You can find anything for any taste and style there and curate a closet or home full of personalized touches from all over the world. Any time I find a few new shops I’m loving I have to share a round-up to get the word out! Here’s what I’m loving lately on Etsy:
This week we had our 7th Anniversary💖 It’s been a crazy couple of years since moving to Nashville and it’s even crazier to realize “we” have only 1 year of law school left!🎓 This week we tried to make up for a lot of lost time hanging out together and just enjoy living in Nashville.🎻 We went on a little day date to Belle Meade Plantation for a guided tour and wander around the grounds.🏰 Just an FYI to you ladies, the entire experience is a small enough amount of walking to still be able to wear some chunky heel pumps or wedges, I discovered (in relief)!
This adorable boho dress is light and loose enough to get away with having long sleeves for the Summer and is from one of my newly discovered favorite brands, plus, it’s less than $30! Shop my look here! 👉 http://liketk.it/2rq5j
The Belle Meade plantation grounds are really beautifully kept and such a pleasant walk with many photo ops and plaques with notable historical instances. The tour guide thoroughly covered the interior of the mansion and answered all the questions we had. If you read my previous posts about attending the Iroquois Steeplechase horse race you’ll be interested to know that the Iroquois was named after a race horse owned by William Jackson, owner of Belle Meade. Iroquois was the leading sire of 1892 and many current derby winning race horses are descendants of horses raised on Belle Meade.🏇
At the end of the tour we enjoyed a brief wine tasting and had the opportunity to buy wines only available at Belle Meade. We purchased a bottle of our favorite to open next year on our anniversary as a little souvenir. Next year we may or may not have already started the moving process to leave Nashville, so it will be a nice reminder of our time here when our 8th anniversary rolls around!
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Our afternoon concluded with a stroll down 12th South, stopping at 5 Daughter’s Bakery for a donut and a pop into Draper James so I could pick out Chad’s anniversary gift to me (we’ve been together so long we just let the other person choose their birthday/christmas/anniversary gifts because we know it’s sure to be the perfect thing! Neither of us likes surprises!). We also stopped in at Sprinkles for my free Birthday cupcake (you can sign up for this perk on their site!) and had dinner at Bar Taco.
In all it was a lovely day and I must thank the Nashville weather gods for blessing us with sunshine and very little humidity!
Have you ever visited Belle Meade Plantation or been anywhere in Nashville you recommend? I’d love to hear about your experiences and suggestions! I’ve got one year left here, so I want to make sure we don’t miss any “musts” before we leave!
What better way to commemorate a birthday than with gifts?! In celebration of my 29th birthday this week I created a free phone wallpaper, just for you, with a little RKC Southern sprinkled in! I hope you love it! I see nothing but good times ahead for my 29th year!
Birthday selfie for posterity! This is me, May 15th, on my 29th birthday!
Steeplechase at Percy Warner is always a fun, Spring event in Nashville. The weather Saturday was perfection and probably the most beautiful day I’ve seen this year! Even though we were at the Hunt Club most of the day, we found time to take a few turns in the infield and stop by the new Fox Den Tent. It felt like there weren’t as many attendees this year as previous years, but it made everything far more quiet and enjoyable! I love Steeplechase so much because I always meet so many awesome new people and see friends over great drinks to catch up! The view is spectacular, the food is incredible and the company is priceless.
View of the track standing in front of the Hunt Club
We *barely* got in with 5 armbands haha! Huge thanks to Andrews Cadillac and the Fox Den for a great time!
The Hunt Club was two tents this year because there were so many attendees!
Enjoying the incredible weather…
The hats and outfits this year were absolutely darling!
View of Paddock seating from the Winner’s Circle.
Candid hair vibes thanks to the beautiful Nashville breeze!
The Hunt Club bartenders outdo themselves every year! I had my favorite Hendricks Gin and Seltzer with a splash of orange juice over ice!
#OOTD vibes from my view.
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Gearing up for the first race of the day! Got to make sure those trophies are shined!