Saints and Sinners Pictorial

Saints and Sinners Pictorial

Hosted by 12th & Broad, Saints and Sinners gave us all a chance to choose between the seven deadly sins or the seven holy virtues in an interactive manner. Guests were encouraged to eat, drink and play games, along with many opportunities to get in shape and donate time, money, or unwanted items to their community. We were also encouraged to, "wear red if you're a sinner or white if you're a saint".

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Before And After

Before And After

Today's entry is really a series of mini-posts with one thing in common. Something is different, altered by time and effort; by the application of a product or a discipline. Oh, and there are some cute clothes and animals, too.

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Riverwood Mansion

Riverwood Mansion

This week finds me feeling unwell and shivering in the bleak, frigid January weather. Nevertheless, I'm excited to show off Riverwood Mansion, another of Nashville's historic homes. 

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UAL

UAL

How about a little Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Gucci, Balmain, Mr Q, Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Rag & Bone, Givenchy, or Zac Posen at 70-90% off? Have a look inside UAL, one of Nashville's best kept secrets. This nondescript little store is tucked into a strip mall that's hiding in plain site on West End Ave, which is a main drag downtown.What looks like a little shop from the street is actually very spacious and filled with thousands of pieces just waiting to be taken home. 

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Party At Tiffany's

Party At Tiffany's

The holidays are winding down for most of us. The halls have been decked and the presents unwrapped; treats consumed and stretchy pants donned. Not so much over here. Three days before Christmas my better half got knocked flat by a full-blown bout of the flu.  hankfully I had a flu shot so I didn't catch it, but it meant our plan to wait until the last minute to get our Yule-tide act together fell as flat on it's back as he did. That doesn't mean my entire holiday season was a bust. Last week I promised you some party pics. Have a look at these.

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Christmas Village

Christmas Village

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 
Ev'rywhere you go; 
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again 
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. 

Of course, there are no five-and-tens anymore. The modern equivalent is the flea market, which is where the Christmas Village is held every year. It was an insane frenzy; a madhouse of people. But it was also festive, and cheerful, filled with decorations, ornaments, trinkets and treasures.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Otherwise known as the Christmas Crunch. Let's face it. Christmas is next Thursday; Hannukah starts day-after-tomorrow. If you don't have your gift-giving act together by now you'd better focus. I've been talking shopping for a few weeks now, from the Roman Holiday jewelry collection to other Nashville jewelry artisans and Nashville's best small, independently-owned shops. If you're still not done shopping Here are a few ideas for you, both locally and online.

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Three Unique Nashville Jewelry Artisans

Three Unique Nashville Jewelry Artisans

Jewelry; the perfect gift to give that special friend or family member - and an even better gift to receive. Just in time for your holiday shopping, I want to introduce you to three very different, extremely talented local jewelry artisans that are sure to enthrall, enchant, and satisfy all your gift-giving needs. 

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Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide

Small Business Saturday Shopping Guide

Small Business Saturday in Nashville is the best excuse I know to give my holiday business to the boutiques and shops that are redefining fashion and style in Music City. The city is filled with stores that cater to every taste imaginable. There's something for everyone here, so I thought I'd give you a guide of sorts to some of Nashville's most unique shops - just in case you'd like to drop by or visit them online.

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Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

Amanda Valentine/Margaret Ellis Jewelry

If you're a fan of Project Runway you already know that my friend Amanda Valentine came oh-so-close to winning it all with her Fall 2014 collection. So close that the majority of viewers felt her designs should have garnered the grand prize. But Nashville knows a good thing when it sees it. Valentine has really found her point of view as a designer and her voice as one of Music City's creatives. She collaborated with fellow Nashvillian McLaine Richardson, owner of Margaret Ellis Jewelry, to create the Roman Holiday jewelry collection. 

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