Nashville’s hidden antebellum gem

Stepping through the antebellum doorway of the Belle Meade Mansion, I feel as if I have time traveled to a different era—an era rich in southern history and heritage, a family legacy that has withstood both prosperity and loss. In 1806 upon his marriage, John Harding purchased 200 acres of land on the Old Natchez […]

No pretension at the 5 Spot

I always think it must be my rural upbringing that makes me gravitate toward a smaller locale or venue when I’m in the city. But in the case of Nashville, I’m convinced it’s just the sheer amount of warmth and simplicity that more remote spots have to offer that is so charming. Don’t get me […]

Acme breaks the downtown mold

FORGET HONKY-TONKIN’ Pretty girls sporting bedazzled cowboy boots, rowdy guys double-fisting beers, and music sprinkled with steel guitars blasting from all directions sounds like a fantasy created by the lyrics of a country song, right? Well, Lower Broadway tends to make that fantasy a reality for many tourists on any given night of the week. […]

Marathon Village good for the “‘picking’

Whether you are into antiques, historical buildings, organic salons, or art galleries, Marathon Motor Works has that and more. Just a few miles west of downtown, Marathon Motor Works is one of Nashville’s most unique and diverse attractions. It hosts a variety of shops and businesses, including Antique Archeology, a store featuring many items you’ll […]