5 Southern-Belle-Approved Things to Do On Your Birthday in Nashville!

5 Southern Belle Approved Birthday Perks

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!

Southern Belle Approved Perks for Your Birthday in Nashville!

Being born has its perks… especially if you’re a #Nashbelle!

  1. Pick up your FREE cupcake from Sprinkles on 12th South!
  2. Wash it down with a FREE Starbucks drink!
  3. Swing by Kendra Scott and get 50% off one item to add to your collection!
  4. Visit the Benefit counter at Ulta for a FREE brow arch and get those sisters higher to heaven!
  5. Stop in at Sephora, pick up a fancy lipstick, and get your birthday gift at checkout!

5 Southern Belle Approved Birthday Perks

Don’t live in Nashville? Don’t worry! Here’s a list of free stuff you can score on your birthday, all over the U.S.!

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A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

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)

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

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

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

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.🏇

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Date at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

Belle Meade plantation

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

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!

Belle Meade wine tasting🍷 🏇

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A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

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.

Belle Meade Plantation #OOTD

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

A Day at Belle Meade Plantation

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!

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76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

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.

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

View of the track standing in front of the Hunt Club

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

We *barely* got in with 5 armbands haha! Huge thanks to Andrews Cadillac and the Fox Den for a great time!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The Hunt Club was two tents this year because there were so many attendees!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

Enjoying the incredible weather…

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The hats and outfits this year were absolutely darling!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

View of Paddock seating from the Winner’s Circle.

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

Candid hair vibes thanks to the beautiful Nashville breeze!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

The Hunt Club bartenders outdo themselves every year! I had my favorite Hendricks Gin and Seltzer with a splash of orange juice over ice!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

#OOTD vibes from my view.

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76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

Gearing up for the first race of the day! Got to make sure those trophies are shined!

76th Steeplechase at Percy Warner Park in Nashville

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Spring Break

Taking Spring Break as an adult is so different than it was when I was a teen or in my early 20s… Instead of heading to the nearest beach we take time to get in a mini trip in to see family. ✈️ This season of our lives is so busy that it’s really not even feasible to take more than 3 days to go anywhere, so when we get the opportunity we want nothing more than to spend quality time with each other, or the ones dearest to us. Last week we finally got the chance to meet our sweet new niece and go back to the place my husband proposed. ❤️ We had dinner at our favorite restaurant and enjoyed the cityscape where he popped the question 7 years ago. 💒

[Shop my travel essentials HERE!]

[Rittenhouse Rye is my new favorite whiskey – it’s like drinking everything enchanting about a spice market!]

[A little glimpse of the view I had during his proposal. It was freezing cold but I was so excited I didn’t notice!]

[I’m certainly a bit biased, but don’t you think she darling for only being 3 weeks old? She’s already smiling involuntarily!]

[THIS is where we ate dinner 7 years ago the night he proposed to me]

What are your favorite things to do when you finally have a few days to breath?

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Le Grand Salon Paris

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Le Grand Salon

I was looking through some shots I took of some beautiful French hotels I stayed at last time I was in Paris and it inspired me to shoot a little boudoir theme collection of my January Favorites! Paris is the easiest city to fall in love with, don’t you think? 🗼❤️

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XOXO

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