Nashville Zoo at Grassmere



The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a wild adventure for the whole family. Located less than 10 miles south of downtown Nashville, lies an exotic wildlife sanctuary that will make you think you were anywhere but Tennessee. With over 350 animal species, there is so much to discover! The zoo is organized into three sections: The Savannah Loop, The Jungle Loop and Zoo Central.


Zoo Central is the first place you will experience once you enter the zoo. It is home to the lavish 66,000 square foot Jungle Gym that your little ones will want to swing and climb on, as well as the gift shop, café and Unseen New World exhibit. The Unseen New World exhibit is the zoo’s indoor section that showcases reptiles, an aquarium and…

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Over the Decades: Decor Trends


Home décor trends have definitely made some interesting changes over the past half-century. Interestingly, many of the style trends seen in homes in the 1950s made a reappearance in the early 2000s. The home design style commonly referred to as ‘mid-century modern,’ actually started in the late 1940s and flourished in the 1950s in homes across America.


1950s Style

Centered primarily around ranch houses, the mid-century home décor style includes open floor-plans, room divider screens and plenty of glass doors to let in ample natural lighting. The colors most often used in the 1950s were bright. Oftentimes, walls were more neutral, while décor pieces or furniture offered pops of color. Carpeting and concrete…

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Best Hiking Trails in Nashville


Middle Tennessee has an abundance of outdoor activities that many people do not even know exist that are no more than 30 minutes outside city limits. The key is knowing where these hidden gems are located.


Most of these trails have natural lakes, rivers and hills that make you forget that you are so close to a city when you are in them. There is a little something for everyone, whether it is a paved walking trail or rugged, thick woods with rocky inclines, Middle Tennessee has so much to offer for the adventurous spirit.

Radnor Lake State Park

Located at 1160 Otter Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37220 just 10 minutes South of Nashville in Brentwood, TN., Radnor Lake State Park offers 6 hiking…

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Create an Outdoor Oasis in Your Backyard this Spring



Spring has definitely sprung, and what better time than now to take action on transforming your backyard into your own personal oasis? If you have recently purchased a new home, you may be working with a blank slate that is ready for your unique style stamp. If you’ve lived in your home for many years, you may be ready to make some real changes to your outdoor space.
  When you imagine your dream outdoor getaway, what comes to mind? Naturally, the heat of intense Texas summers dictates that you have some form of refuge from the sun. Do you like to entertain? If so, remodel your outdoor space into a luxurious extension of your indoor space, giving you room for bigger and better parties.

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Listing of the Week



Our Listing of the Week comes from the Governors Club! It is located at 27 Tradition Ln Brentwood, TN 37027, listed for $2,099,500. This 8,737 square foot 5BR/6.5BA home features an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen, fully finished walk-out basement, resort style pool and grill master kitchen, and

gym. No expense has been spared in this custom built home. This home is listed by Heather Gipson from Parks in Brentwood and you can view this listing here.

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Cheekwood In Bloom



You do not want to miss out on one of the most beautiful places to visit in spring in Nashville. Cheekwood in Bloom takes place every spring from March 19th-April 24th. With 100,000 of colorful tulips covering the majestic grounds of Cheekwood, there is no better way to celebrate the change of the season.


The eruption of color combined with the magical landscape of Cheekwood is something that someone of any age can appreciate. New this year, Cheekwood will have special themed weekends as well as continue to have family activities, entertainment and plenty of options to enjoy nature. Here are some events coming up:


Saturday April 16th

East Side Storytellin’

At 11am and 1pm join Nashville’s local bookstore,…

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DIY: Floral Arrangements for Your Home


Whether you’ve just moved house or simply want to add some flair to your current home, floral arrangements are a visually interesting way to add color to almost any room.


Purchasing pre-designed arrangements will cost you a pretty penny. A great way to save money while still enjoying the beauty of flowers is to create your own floral arrangements!


Working with fresh cut flowers versus faux (silk) flowers

There are some differences to be aware of when deciding whether to create your floral arrangements with fresh flowers and plants or the artificial variety:
  • Artificial flowers will last virtually forever.
  • Fresh flowers have a pleasant aroma.
  • Silk or faux arrangements don’t…

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Listing of the Week



This week’s listing of the week is located at 1200 Talon Way Franklin, TN 37069 in Williamson County and is listed for $2,200,000. This elegant 5BR/6.5BA 9,000 square foot luxury residence sits in the premier gated community of Laurelbrooke and has a dramatic open design and first-class amenities throughout. The amenities include a library, office, home theatre, game room, exercise room, home wine cellar, screened-in porch with fireplace, elevator, 5-car garage, and outdoor kitchen. This home is beautifully decorated and detailed from top to bottom. The kitchen includes a breakfast bar, butlers pantry, custom cabinets and countertops as well as a wine refrigerator. You cannot have a more perfect home for entertaining groups…

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Nashville Fashion Week



This week has kicked off the 6th Annual Nashville Fashion Week. This 5 day, one-of-a-kind unique event showcases Nashville’s thriving fashion and design community. With local designers as well as regional and national designers, they all come together to host a week filled with creativity and talent.
On Tuesday, NFW held the ‘East Meets West: Designer Runway Show’ at Studio 615 featuring regional and international designers; Francesca Marotta, Brooke Atwood, Michael Drummond and Kallmeyer New York.
The Nashville Designer Runway Showcase was held on Wednesday night at Track One featuring local designers; Roxenstone, Sisters of Nature, Any Old Iron, Truly Alvarenga, Ona Rex and Amanda Valentine. Showcasing ready-to-wear…

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What to Plant in Your Yard for Curb Appeal this Spring

One of your first chances to impress potential buyers is when they first pull up to the exterior of your property. Typically, buyers are brought in through the front of the home, which gives them a chance to have a brief look around the front yard (if applicable), as they make their way to the front door. This period of time, although brief, is extremely important. Your home is making its first impression. Everyone knows you never have a second chance to make a good first impression!
With that being said, wowing your potential home buyers with attractive curb appeal really doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Make sure your front lawn is manicured and that there is fresh mulch in all plant…

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