I recently visited Nashville for three fantastically fun days. One of my best friends moved back a few months ago and this was my first time in the city in several years. I was excited to find a delicious foodie scene, eclectic "micro-hoods" with great boutique shopping, beautiful artisan coffee shops, and a well-curated selection of arts and cultural offerings.  Here's a visual tour of my southern adventures....

My first stop in Nashville was Atmalogy Coffee. A super cute spot with cozy vignettes, private meeting rooms, and a little pop up shopping area with local artisans. I didn't have a chance to try it, but their Avocado Toast had rave reviews. 

 

 

Next stop was an amazing Italian Fashion Exhibit at the Frist Museum. This small but well curated space was really quite lovely. Here are some of my favorite fashions. 

 

After an amazing dinner at Gray's On Main, consisting of lobster mac & cheese and an artisan cocktail called Mademoiselle that tasted like an effervescent pear, we browsed some of the adorable shops in Downtown Franklin. Gray's is a beautiful space that used to be an old pharmacy, so it oozes vintage charm. 

Next stop of my Tennessee visit was my hometown of Chattanooga. Here are some of the gems I found, on and off the beaten path. First up is Warehouse Row, which has undergone some major renovations and now has an eclectic blend of upscale and specialty retailers, as well as a wine bar, and artisan coffee shop. 

 

Loved all the fashion icon quotes lining the walls...

My next stop was a beautiful coffee shop called Relevator that's only 4 months old. The space is clean, calm, and chic. Definitely a must visit. They smooth pour over coffee, as well as locally made pastries.