Fall is upon us (even though it's still 90 degrees in Charleston) and all I can think about are Pumpkin Spice Lattes, boots, and FLANNEL (insert church choir music)!
Last week, Camille and I tagged along with Michael to Nashville! He had a conference so the baby and I did lots of sightseeing and a little shopping. (If anyone needs tips on what to do with a baby under the age of 1 in Nashville - just let me know!)
Even though our hotel was right on Broadway Ave., we didn't participate in any Honky Tonk past 7:30 pm. Because that's our bedtime. This made it very easy to get reservations at all the hottest restaurants because we eat at 5:45 pm. We were even 15 minutes late one night and the hostess laughed at me as I said I was concerned that we'd lose our reservation.... don't laugh at me, I'm hungry.
Our first morning in Nashville, Camille was ready to roll at 7am and I was in desperate need of coffee. So I grabbed the umbrella stroller, a pair of flip flops and we headed out into downtown to just pick up a quick Starbucks coffee that I assumed was right around the corner.
As I'm wandering down Broadway Ave. deciding that it very closely resembles the smell of Bourbon Street at this time in the morning, I see two girls with Venti Starbucks drinks in their hands. HI! Where is the Starbucks? The girls look at each other with concerned faces deciding if they should tell me where the Starbucks is as if I'm some questionable shadow that snuck up on them with a baby in a stroller that probably and has a grocery cart full of all of her belongings right around the corner, and might even ask for the $5 to pay for her Starbucks and promise that she won't by liquor with it. "Uhhhhh, well, it's like, up on Church Street" they finally tell me. Okay thanks! I say....even though that was a strange exchange.
Okay, I say to myself, Church Street must be the next street because everyone knows that Starbucks are on every other corner in legitimate cities. After 5 minutes of walking I pull out the GPS and realize Church Street is 5 blocks up in the other direction. I can do this! I start pushing Camille and walking and the incline continues to increase. I walk like a 20% incline for 20 minutes pushing a 20 pound baby plus a 15 pound stroller. By the time I found Starbucks, I was ravenous from my vigorous exercise. A coffee would no longer do, I now needed a sit down, multiple course meal. Thank God right across the street was the Frothy Monkey, which I had just read about! It's an - order at the counter, we bring it to you - sort of restaurant, and it was goooooooood! I highly recommend it. As I was leaving all the of hungover bachelor/bachelorette parties were rolling in so apparently others like it too.
Now, I knew why the girls were so hesitant to give me directions to Starbucks. I think. Luckily, it was downhill the rest of the way back to the hotel. When we got back I took an hour long nap with Camille. I earned it.
Then, on Wednesday to our surprise it was the ACM awards. I know NOTHING about country music but Michael and I were staying a block from the Ryman Auditorium which was hosting so we basically had to go. We saw Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini arrive! As previously mentioned, I don't listen to country so Michael had to correct me when I was telling people we saw Keith Underwood and Chelsea Ballerini.
As a result, I was inspired by Music City and thought I'd share some of our flannel robes! The modeled photos are from Revolution Wedding Tour in Savannah this year. Love the bride in her cowgirl boots and robe! There's also a swatch showing all of our current flannel prints and their names. Please reach out to us with any questions!
First pair of cowgirl boots :)
There is a full size replica of the Parthenon and the Athena inside. Hello 40 feet! I like your dress!