Last weekend my Mum and I had the opportunity to view a showing of some of the most iconic costumes worn on the BBC show, Downton Abbey. The show was at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Estate in Nashville and was followed by a delightful afternoon tea sitting at the Pineapple Room. Tea time in my world is not an unusual occurrence (I have a cuppa every day!), but tea and Downton Abbey?! Now that is a treat worth commemorating! I’ve placed the photos of the event from beginning to end, so you can feel the whole story unfold just as we did when we drove through the grand gates of Cheekwood and began our ascent to the main Estate house.
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Traveling is its own special kind of stressful mess. After 10 years of experience traveling solo, and navigated dozens of airports and modes of public transportation all over the world, I’ve learned to embrace the mess! Yes, embrace it, and even find a way to laugh at it! The memories I make while traveling shouldn’t be defined by the messes that inevitably must be dealt with on the journey! Ideally, travel is always glamorous, but with the amount of traveling most people engage in, it’s simply not feasible to expect everything to go smoothly! The one thing I can rely on though, no matter the mess, or the occasion, are Huggies® One & Done® Refreshing wipes! My mother used to say, “you can clean your whole house with a Huggies if you have to!” And she was right! Huggies One & Done wipes are a necessary part of my life (and I don’t even have kids – yet!) The amount of times I’ve used a Huggies wipe to clean something is probably in the thousands by now!
Earlier this Spring I went on my first blog business trip out of town since moving back to the States! Granted, it was only a 1.5 hour drive, but I filmed myself chattering the whole time, so I thought it would be fun to share some of the conversation, including previously unknown facts about me — like that super embarrassing time I got pulled over by the cops! This is a little ridiculous, and definitely out of my blogging comfort zone, so I hope you at least get a laugh out of it while getting to know me a little better!
Brunching at LeSel is like sitting down to a thoughtfully prepared French breakfast with that one individual (we all know at least one person like this!) who is somehow perfect, while still being down to earth and the warmest, friendliest person you’ve ever met. They’re effortlessly chic and beautiful without looking like they try at all. You should feel unnerved by their je ne sais quoi, but somehow instead you feel as relaxed as you would be while engulfed in a hug from someone who thinks you can do no wrong.
The first time I had brunch at LeSel was with my darling friend, Christina. She’s the person version of LeSel. Poised, gracious and gorgeous. I enjoyed the combination of her company with LeSel so much so that it instantly became my favorite new breakfast spot in Nashville. I went online and immediately made a reservation for the following Saturday so that my Mum and I could go together!
My second time at LeSel I had to take some photos for you so that you will hopefully obtain a glimpse of what I’m poorly attempting to convey! Since a picture is worth a thousand words, hopefully these images can explain its charm better than I can!
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!