Posts tagged #Nashville

We're Loving Nash!

Almost a year ago now (where has the time gone?!) we moved our little family and business to Nashville. Despite the typical stresses of moving, the city seemed to welcome us with open arms. 

We made the move because of an AWESOME opportunity for my Breathless counterpart, husband and best friend. Matt is killing it at his dream job as an Art Director with Sony Music Nashville. He gets to work with what he loves: music. All week long, he helps musicians get their music 'out there' by designing album covers and logos, and capturing amazing photos of the artists. 

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The best part? Our kids love music too, so we could not be happier.

Here's a bit of what we're loving in our new city:

Nashville is full of music, creativity, positivity and good energy. You'll find it in every corner and crevice, especially in the neat little boutiques, restaurants and music venues. 

Fave shops so far:

Serendipity

Whites Mercantile

Two Old Hippies

You're Invited

Philips Toy Mart

Spruce

Fave spots to eat so far:

Taqueria Del Sol 12 South (with the kids!) 

Hattie B's

Caviar and Bananas

Adele's 

Local Taco

Caviar and Bananas

Caviar and Bananas

Local Taco

Local Taco

What We're Listening To:

Tyler Childers 

Ryan Bingham

The Sisterhood

Fairground Saints 

Holly Williams 

Jason isbell

Josh Ritter 

Cam 

Ivan & Alyosha

The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood

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River's Faves: 

Levon 

Brothers Osborne 

Jason Isabel

Scout's Faves: 

Cam

The Sisterhood 

Shake it off - Taylor Swift 

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Thanks, Nashville, for treating us so well! We're so happy to grow our family and business in Music City. 

We Believe in Nashville!

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Recently, our family and our paper company made the move from Atlanta to Nashville. It's been an adventure in setting up our new life and exploring the nooks and crannies of this city. We love where we are now, and we cannot wait to share with you our favorite places to eat, sip, adventure and shop. Read on! 

Favorite places discovered when exploring:

OMG (Old Made Good) - East Nashville

OMG has everything vintage, from a great band tee to an old map or antique chairs. It's a must-do whenever you're in East Nashville.

Judith Bright - 12 South

Judith Bright has jewelry made right on site by the nicest women -- they even made bracelets for my kids while they watched!

Bloom - 12 South

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This place is one of the best little flower shops we've ever been to, also in the amazing 12 South neighborhood. Stop in to treat yourself or someone you love with a gorgeous bouquet! 

The kids' favorite find:

Philip's Toy Mart - West Nashville

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Our kids can't get enough of this place. The toy selection is crazy amazing, and they have a train all set up that is mind blowing. 


Visiting with Family:

This past weekend, my sister and my soon-to-be brother in law came to visit and our weekend was jam-packed. We went to the nearby Franklin and sipped on the amazing Franklin Juice Co. Then, we walked around downtown and popped into Whites Mercantile (one of my favorite Nashville finds) and Rock Paper Scissorsan awesome paper shop (which, of course, we love). 

For eats, we chose Flipside in 12 South for lunch, and The Pinewood for dinner. The Pinewood is also a bowling alley, and it made for an awesome "just adults" night. Afterwards, we grabbed drinks at super trendy Old Glory in EdgehillNashville is full of all kinds of eateries and watering holes, and we recommend checking out all the places we mentioned.

We Believe In Nashville & we can't wait to keep exploring!

Cocktails, Parties & Paper Goods!

Spring is quickly approaching, and we couldn't be more ready for warm weather and outdoor get-togethers. Get-togethers mean parties and parties mean cocktails. And where there are cocktails, you'll find our cocktail napkins!

They come in white and charcoal gray, foiled with gorgeous lettering. From "Oh, happy day!" to "Happy Hangover," there's a napkin for every kind of get-together and springtime throw-down. You can order them by emailing us HERE

We're shouting out some of the awesome places that you can pick up a fresh batch of our napkins -- pay 'em a visit!

ShadowboxChattanooga, TN

Savi ProvisionsAtlanta, GA - Midtown & Brookhaven

IsabelMiami, FL

Shed BoutiqueChagrin Falls, OH

The Treehouse of SmyrnaSmyrna, GA


Now that you know where to snag napkins for your next party (or after-work drink), we're sharing our favorite cocktail recipes. Get shaking & stirring!

OLD FASHIONED

COMBINE WHISKEY, SYRUP AND BITTERS IN A TALL GLASS WITH ICE. STIR FOR APPROXIMATELY 30 SECONDS. STRAIN INTO A WHISKEY GLASS. GARNISH WITH ORANGE PEEL. 

1/3 OZ. SIMPLE SYRUP

1 LITER CLUB SODA

2 OZ. RYE WHISKEY (OR BOURBON)

2-3 DASHES OF ANGOSTURA BITTERS

ORANGE PEEL

Photo from Cocktail Crate

Photo from Cocktail Crate

CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL

SOAK THE SUGAR CUBE IN THE BITTERS. ONCE SOAKED, DROP INTO CHAMPAGNE FLUTE AND COVER WITH CHAMPAGNE. GARNISH WITH LEMON OR ORANGE TWIST. 

1 SUGAR CUBE

ANGOSTURA BITTERS

CHAMPAGNE

LEMON OR ORANGE TWIST

Photo from Epicurious

Photo from Epicurious


We hope you choose our paper goods as your go-to for celebrating life's best moments. Feel free to reach out and talk to us or order here.

Cheers to spring! 

Southern Town Visit.

    We love visiting awesome Southern Towns we have not been to! {Plus, getting to go in to shops that carry our goods is always exciting, it never gets old. We always feel so very thankful.} And, we had been dying to go see Nashville and Franklin TN, so we went. And, we had a wonderful time and really LOVED so many things! OMG, the shops, the food, the music and the mountains. Let me tell you, we could not get enough.

The beautiful sky welcomed us! Here is what you see when you look up at The Factory at Franklin. 

The beautiful sky welcomed us! Here is what you see when you look up at The Factory at Franklin. 

    We arrived, after hanging out and listening to great music, just the two of us on the four hour drive. It was the very first time we left our little ones {except our one night, a few miles down the road staycation trial run}. They were with my parents and had a ball. We drove into Franklin first. It is such a sweet little town. And, also really cool! We drove around a bit and then headed to Nashville to check into our hotel and make our plan of action. 

    We decided to head to Hillsboro Village to visit Pangaea. This shop is the definition of fun!! You can get a perfect gift for anyone, for any occasion! It is filled with clothing, books, accessories, jewelry & more! I just had to get a super funny trick camera for our little guy. It is a Valentine’s Day treat. We love being part of Pangaea! Here is their site, check it out: http://pangaeanashville.com. Next, we went to grab a coffee and a snack at Fido, http://www.bongojava.com/fido-cafe/about/. We walked around a bit more and headed to the neighborhood, 12 South. 

Pangaea & the beautiful sky!

Pangaea & the beautiful sky!

    It was getting dark when we got to 12 South and buzzing everywhere! We parked and walked around to check it out. We stopped in to one of our fave restaurants Bar Taco {we have it in Atlanta too} to grab dinner. We sat at the bar and had a great time! We did a little window shopping and were excited to visit during the day.

White's Mercantile (12 South), an AMAZING general store for the Modern-Day Tastemaker!

White's Mercantile (12 South), an AMAZING general store for the Modern-Day Tastemaker!

The amazing paper section in White's Mercantile! Check out those Breathless Paper Co. Cards!!

The amazing paper section in White's Mercantile! Check out those Breathless Paper Co. Cards!!

    We woke up to a little bit of a dreary day but it did get better as the day went on. We headed out to visit White’s Mercantile in the 12 South neighborhood. All I have to say is I FELL IN LOVE. This is seriously one of the most beautiful, well curated shops I have ever been to. Seeing our cards in their mix was sooooooo exciting. Please, visit this place if you ever get a chance. But shop with them online until then, because you will totally not regret it! Here is their site: www.whitesmercantile.com. Incase you have not checked out Holly Williams {she is not only so talented in creating the coziest most fabulous shop, she is a musician you will love!!!}. Next up was breakfast which we enjoyed at The Frothy Monkey. Great coffee! And a super relaxing atmosphere. 

Two Old Hippies

Two Old Hippies

    Next on our we have to do list was going to Two Old Hippies! This has to be the coolest shop ever. It is a really great unique spot. They have an amazing selection of women’s and men’s clothing, candles, home goods, shoes, paper goods, a live music stage (yes! they have live music events), and The Vault. Matt plays guitar and he said it was just an unbelievable space! They sell beautiful awesome guitars. We will be ordering one for our little guy, we just could not decide when we were there. you MUST visit this place, that I would call a Lifestyle shop at its finest! http://www.twooldhippies.com

The Vault inside of Two Old Hippies.

The Vault inside of Two Old Hippies.

    We went to East Nashville to take a look around and stopped by Kitty Nashville. It is filled with so much for us ladies to pick through. Beautiful, cozy and perfect ‘go out' clothing! You can take a look here: http://kittynashville.com.

Kitty Nashville

Kitty Nashville

    From there, we went to spend the rest of our day in Franklin. It is only about thirty minutes from Downtown Nashville. We went to The Factory at Franklin. It is a super cool space. It is old warehouse space turned into offices, retail, a theatre and restaurants! We decided to get a snack from Franklin Juice Company, http://www.franklinjuice.com/juice. And, what a great choice! It was DELICIOUS!!! I got a smoothie and Matt got this crazy awesome (I had a bunch of bites) juice bowl. Ugh, now I want that, as I am writing. From the Factory we went to the super cute Downtown. We had to check out White’s Mercantile’s new Franklin spot. It’s ya know, awesome! We had lunch at Gray’s, http://www.graysonmain.com which has a great atmosphere. 

Franklin Juice Company. AMAZING.

Franklin Juice Company. AMAZING.

White's Mercantile, Downtown Franklin 

White's Mercantile, Downtown Franklin 

    And, after the very full day, we had a dinner reservation at Husk, http://www.husknashville.com. Fantastic is an understatement! It was the most quaint and the most cool space. I am not sure how else to describe it. Just GO and check it out!!

    Ok, I have basically told you so much about our trip, and as you can see we just loved Nashville! We visited a ton of shops, I highlighted some of the most favorite stops and Nashville gave me all the feels!! Matt and I love folky country music so we fit right in;)! And, while I am talking about it, I just have to say you must check out CAM, I can NOT get enough of her right now. She is so so so amazing!!! http://www.camuntamed.com.

12 South

12 South

    We will have to make another trip back to make it to all the other wonderful customers we have there that we never got to! We can not wait to see you again, thanks Nashville!

We saw this #givethanks painted behind the Frothy Monkey as we headed out of town back to Atlanta, and it was the perfect message. 

We saw this #givethanks painted behind the Frothy Monkey as we headed out of town back to Atlanta, and it was the perfect message.