Saints and Sinners Pictorial

Remember my tour through Riverwood Mansion? Well, here's the event that was the reason to check out the venue in the first place; Saints and Sinners.

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. Each room of the Mansion was set up to feature each vice and it's polar opposite. 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". 

As you can see, I'm wearing far more red than white. Through sheer luck I stumbled upon a Ralph Lauren body-con dress in fire engine red. I paired with a white faux-fur jacket. red vintage inspired Chelsea Crew T-strap heels, my one-of-a-kind Daisy Alexandria Designs necklace, and "Cherry Bomb" clutch. I even got a sparkly new red cowl for my chair - and some lights as well.

Here are some highlights from this extraordinarily clever, totally successful event.

An angelic harp player

An angelic harp player

The young lady in the green is Anna McKeown, and that's her painting on the mantle

The young lady in the green is Anna McKeown, and that's her painting on the mantle

Marcia Masulla, 12th & Broad Editor/Community Manager and One of the founders of Nashville Fashion Week and Tiny But Mighty non-profit for dogs

Marcia Masulla, 12th & Broad Editor/Community Manager and One of the founders of Nashville Fashion Week and Tiny But Mighty non-profit for dogs

Lovely "sinners"

Lovely "sinners"

New friends Jason Warner and Patricia Moore, and old friend Cody Gentry, Event Coordinator for 12th & Broad, and admirer

New friends Jason Warner and Patricia Moore, and old friend Cody Gentry, Event Coordinator for 12th & Broad, and admirer

The lovely Haley Poston - who thinks I'm the new Chelsea Handler. How awesome is that?

The lovely Haley Poston - who thinks I'm the new Chelsea Handler. How awesome is that?

The Sins and Virtues:

Pride and Humility: PRIDE Nashville and Coat Donation

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Gluttony and Temperance: 312 Pizza, Tempur, Get Fit 615 and Shakti Power Yoga

Greed and Charity: Pop-up art show and Hands-On Nashville

Wrath and Forgiveness: Title Boxing Club, Zsa Zsa Saint Claire' "Confessional" (such a joy speaking to the "lady" herself). Also pictured is 12th & Broad's new social columnist Raquel Redd.

Lust and Chastity: Pleasures Boutique, The Chef and I Restaurant and Catering 

Envy and Kindness: Pop-up art show depicting envy, Abrasive Media

Sloth and Diligence: Full bar, Blair School of Music "instrument petting zoo",  Tarot readings by  Daughter of Cups

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I can attest to the fact that everyone around me was having a fantastic time. The food and drink was top-notch and I met so many interesting people, as well  as catching up with friends I've had the pleasure of talking to and working with over the past year. I also learned so much about what Nashville has to offer in terms of volunteer and support organization, not to mention new places to eat and interests to share with others. I'm looking forward to focusing on these individually here on the blog as I am able to visit them over time.

I can't close without again mentioning how accommodating the staff at Riverwood Mansion were. In fact, management has asked for my input in improving the venue's accessibility even further. And they weren't the only business asking. The Chef and I realized their building is accessible, but their tables aren't, and seemed eager to provide at least one accessible table soon. If they do I can add them to my list of restaurants to visit and cover for you. That really did make my night.

Linking up with Visible Monday, Monday Mingle, Style to Inspire,  Creative Mondays and Reasons to Dress. Thank you Claire Justine for featuring my last post, Before and After, on the blog hop.