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Nashville Lifestyles’ Home Awards: People’s Choice

Vote for your favorite builder, architect, realtor, community / development, design firm, and up-and-coming designer!

Posted on July 16, 2018 Nashville Lifestyles’ third annual Home Awards recognizes the design community in three major categories: Projects, Development, and Design. A panel of judges will select winners and semi-finalists the Project category, while the Development and Design category semi-finalists are now open to readers for public voting. All of the winners will be revealed in the September Nashvill...

Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend: July 13-15

Posted on July 12, 2018 Another Broken Egg Friends & Family Event – July 13, 8 a.m - Noon; July 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Free; reservations required) Another Broken Egg, a Commerce Street favorite, is expanding! If you love this Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch, and lunch chain, make sure to sign up online for the Friends & Family event at the new Sylvan Park location. Your reservation ensures a co...

Video: 20 Questions with Bobby Bones

He’s a radio personality, New York Times best-selling author, comedian, and all-around great human. Get to know our July cover guy, Bobby Bones.

Posted on July 10, 2018 While shooting the cover of the July issue with celebrity photographer Robby Klein, we got the spend a few minutes with our cover guy, Bobby Bones. We played 20 questions, which somehow turned into 25...     More with Bobby in the July 2018 issue of Nashville Lifestyles magazine!    

Exclusive Q&A with Ben Rector

Ben Rector talks all things Magic and announces a third night at the Ryman this fall.

Posted on July 09, 2018 Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Ben Rector talks all things Magic and announces his third night playing the Ryman—after selling out the first two!—as part of Magic: The Tour on October 19. Nashville Lifestyles (NL): Magic debuted on June 22, your first record in three years. What have you been up to? Ben Rector (BR): The funny thing is, I’m done working on new mu...

Summer Vacation: Charlotte, North Carolina

The Southeast’s best-kept secret is now emerging as one of the region’s top destinations.

Posted on July 05, 2018 To the City For the last decade, North Carolina’s biggest, most populated city has been undergoing an evolution. For years, the Queen City has sat in the shadows of its Carolina neighbors, Asheville and Charleston. But, slowly, Charlotte is transforming itself from a banking city into a serious destination. There’s much to do in this one-time quiet city, especially during the summe...

Sunda New Asian

Sunda drops into the Gulch, with a sprawling space and an equally vast menu of high-end, Asian cuisine.

Posted on July 03, 2018 The opening of Sunda, an expansive, high-ceilinged, pan-Asian restaurant in the Gulch, marks yet another transplanted concept—this one hailing from Chicago, where the original has been open since 2009. But the restaurant is not the only new arrival. After visiting Nashville on several occasions, Chicago restaurateur Billy Dec has decided he needs to live here, too. The actor, producer, an...

Drink of the Month: Negroni

Add this timeless sipper to your summer rotation.

Posted on July 02, 2018 Negroni Simple and balanced, the negroni is considered to be one of the most famous Italian cocktails in the world. Invented in 1919 by Count Negroni—who asked to add a touch of gin rather than soda to his americano, in honor of his last trip to London—the cocktail was finally named after the count who adored it. Ingredients: 1 part Campari 1 part gin 1 part red vermouth 1 s...

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Nashville Christmas Parade

Here are 10 things to know ahead of the 65th Nashville Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1.

Posted on July 01, 2018 The 65th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade, presented by Tootsie’s, has been a favorite Music City tradition for years. Below are 10 fun facts that you may not know about this Nashville holiday staple. It’s for a great cause. Proceeds from the 65th annual Nashville Christmas Parade support the lifesaving work at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital...

Nashville Lifestyles’ 25 Most Beautiful People Nominations

Now accepting nominations for this year’s 25 Most Beautiful People!

Posted on June 30, 2018 Each October, Nashville Lifestyles magazine showcases the 25 Most Beautiful People in Music City. We’ve got a few up our sleeve, but who better to boast about the beautiful than you! Maybe it’s someone you work with or your best friend; we’re looking for talented, confident people—noteworthy on the inside and out. 

     Submit your nominati...

Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: June 29-July 1

Prep yourself for July 4th with these weekend activities.

Posted on June 29, 2018 Cocktail Crush – June 29, 7 p.m. ($35) Learn how to make six signature cocktails that are guaranteed to elevate your next dinner party or pregame hangout. You’ll have your own mixology station and receive instruction from a world-class bartender, while nibbling on hors d’oeuvres and socializing with friends. The best part? Guests get to enjoy all six of their personal creatio...

Summer Vacation: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

On the East Coast of Florida, this sprawling resort offers an experience for everyone.

Posted on June 28, 2018 To the Beach The Timucua Indians lived in this corner of Florida long before Juan Ponce de Leon made his “discovery” and called it Pascua de Florida (Feast of Flowers). The mining industry discovered its minerals and renamed the area Mineral City. When Highway A1A was built in 1928, connecting the area with St. Augustine, villagers felt their town needed a flashier name: Ponte Vedr...

Goo Goo Summer Chef Series

Nashville’s favorite combination candy company announces the chef line-up for its fourth annual Goo Goo Summer Chef Series.

Posted on June 27, 2018 Goo Goo Cluster is excited to announce the lineup for its upcoming 2018 Goo Goo Summer Chef Series, launching on Friday, July 6 and running through the end of September. This year’s series will feature: Aaron Clemins of Kuchnia + Keller Vui Hunt of Vui’s Kitchen Andy Little of Josephine Kyle Patterson of Sinema Kahlil Arnold of Arnold’s Country Kitchen Jessica Benefield...

Geist in Germantown

In Germantown, Geist revives a piece of Nashville’s history.

Posted on June 26, 2018 The decision of when and where to open a restaurant in Nashville right now is often centered on either opening inside a newly constructed development or seeking out a property to renovate. Lately, it’s been those restaurants that have chosen to update and preserve a previously used, historic space that have our heads swiveling. With Geist, the latest restaurant to crop up in Germantown, the ...

The Glen Campbell Legacy: A Tribute to the Rhinestone Cowboy

Studio Tenn’s most recent Legacy Series honors Glen Campbell.

Posted on June 25, 2018 Honoring “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell, Studio Tenn’s fifth annual Legacy Series takes the Ryman Auditorium stage for a two-night theatrical performance on June 30 and July 1. Campbell, who passed away in 2017 of Alzheimer’s, was a rock ‘n’ roll and country music icon, and remains a prominent influencer of today’s music.  “Once we announced...

4th of July in Nashville

Between live music, races, festivals, and fireworks, there's a lot to do—and see—this 4th of July in Nashville.

Posted on June 22, 2018 Friday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Help Whiskey Row Support Folds of Honor Whiskey Row — 400 Broadway • From June 29 through July 4, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row will donate a portion of food and drink sales to Folds of Honor. This is the second year Whiskey Row has partnered with Folds of Honor to raise money for military families. The downtown Nashville venue wil...

Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: June 22-24

Posted on June 21, 2018 Love Never Dies – June 22, 8 p.m.; June 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 24, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Starting at $25) The Phantom of the Opera’s classic love story continues this weekend at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall. As the sequel to one of the most successful musicals of all time, Love Never Dies will thrill audience members with a tale of passion, drama, obsession, and of course,...

Summer Vacation: Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

More than a year after a devastating fire in the area, these two vacation towns are open for business with plenty of family fun to be found.

Posted on June 21, 2018 To the Mountains Framed by the majestic peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg draw families back year after year to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, coupled with family-friendly attractions for visitors of all ages. The five-mile strip that runs through Pigeon Forge is an electrified playground of go-kart tracks, arcades, mini-golf courses, restaurants, and a...

Meet our Nashville Influencers

Learn more about NL’s next event, Nashville Influencers.

Posted on June 20, 2018 Ahead of next week’s Nashville Influencers event, we’re introducing this year’s four panelists—all local experts in their industries. WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2018 9 – 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Cambria Nashville Downtown 118 8th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 Purchase your tickets here!   WHAT: After finding success in their respective fields, four you...

Oak Hall Expands in Green Hills

Oak Hall’s expansion to flagship format brings dedicated women’s section, in-house stylists, in-house tailoring, and more.

Posted on June 19, 2018 Memphis-based and family owned retail destination Oak Hall entered the Nashville market in March 2016 with immediate plans to grow its footprint at Hill Center Green Hills. That expansion, from its initial 2,000-square-foot space into a 12,000-square-foot flagship format, was recently completed with the opening of a dedicated women’s section, expanded men’s section, custom tailor ...

Drink of the Month: Jack Daniel’s Rye Ball

Posted on June 14, 2018 Jack Daniel’s Rye Ball The Jack Daniel Distillery has used its 150-year whiskey-making expertise to create a rye whiskey Jack’s way—spicy in flavor but sippin’ smooth in character. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye launched nationally last October. Paired with lemon juice, simple syrup, bitters, and soda, the Rye Ball is smooth and citrusy with a kick. Ingredients...

Big News on Broadway

Strategic Hospitality to take over 411 Broadway building with a new concept.

Posted on June 13, 2018 Local restaurant group Strategic Hospitality, which has owned and operated the 411 Broadway anchor tenant Paradise Park for 11 years, will be taking over the 42,000-square-foot building to open a new concept in 2019. In 2006, Tower Investments purchased 411 Broadway, which had been vacant for a decade at that time. Prior to that, it was a furniture store for many years. Tower’s redevelopm...

Father’s Day Happenings

What to do and where to treat dad in Nashville this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

Posted on June 10, 2018 Father’s Day Weekend Activities Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 30 Rhapsody Spa Hot Whiskey Scour Massage and L27 Bourbon Flight • In celebration of Father’s Day, Rhapsody Spa will be offering a special Hot Whiskey Scour Massage and L27 Bourbon Flight for the deserving men in your life. This treatment is complete with a Southern whiskey infused scrub and a deep ti...

New Music from Brent Cobb

Brent Cobb talks his new album, Providence Canyon, and his career so far.

Posted on June 07, 2018 Professional singer-songwriters bear the burden of deciding which of their many compositions to release and which to shelve. For writers like Brent Cobb, whose inexhaustible catalog stretches back 20-odd years, this undertaking is made easier by deep-seated musical roots, which help to shape the direction of each album. Last month, he released his third LP, Providence Canyon, on Elektra Records...

Access by BMW

Five things to know about BMW’s new subscription service.

Posted on June 06, 2018 BMW recently launched a subscription program, Access by BMW, and Nashville is the company’s test market. So, what does that mean? It’s sort of like a lease, but you aren’t tied down to one car. You can subscribe and swap cars every day. Here are five things to know: Choice: You can swap every day—a sedan, a convertible, or an SUV depending on what you want or need...

Nashville Moment: Alice Whitson & Amy Scruggs McElvey

Alice Whitson and Amy Scruggs McElvey are among the longest-serving volunteers of Swan Ball. Here, they reflect on their history of making a magical evening a reality.

Posted on June 04, 2018 Alice Whitson and Amy Scruggs McElvey, Volunteers Since 1963, the Swan Ball has been one of Nashville’s swankiest (and highest-dollar) fundraisers, helping support the horticultural oasis, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Alice Whitson and Amy Scruggs McElvey are among the longest-serving volunteers of Swan Ball (there are 200 others, as well), and they’ve served as evening coordina...

Nashville’s New Rooftop Patios

We’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco along the skyline.

Posted on June 03, 2018 A warm breeze, soft sunshine, and rosé in a glass: It’s patio season, Nashville. So, we’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco along the skyline. Downtown Nashville Underground Perched atop this rooftop patio, you’re just a smidge higher than the surrounding buildings, which means the views are unrivaled...

Nashville’s New Ground-Level Patios

We’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco at ground level.

Posted on June 02, 2018 A warm breeze, soft sunshine, and rosé in a glass: It’s patio season, Nashville. So, we’ve rounded up the newest spots to take in the sights and sounds while dining and drinking al fresco at ground level. Germantown Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House Set with long, communal tables, string lights, and yard games, the outdoor space at Von Elrod’s sets...

Visit Tupelo, MS

The power of possibility is yours on a weekend trip to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Posted on June 01, 2018 Tupelo, Mississippi is an upbeat, happy city where people believe they can accomplish anything. Situated in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle, no music pilgrimage is complete without a visit to the birthplace of the boy who would be king. Travelers to the city can experience the first part of Elvis’ incredible story by visiting the birthplace where he took his first breath, t...

Enter to Win an American Girl® Weekend in Alpharetta, GA

Enjoy a last blast of summer with this American Girl® weekend package!

Posted on June 01, 2018 Enter to win a last blast of summer American Girl® weekend package in Alpharetta, GA! The American Girl® Boutique and Bistro in Alpharetta is more than just a store. It is a truly unique experience and a place for girls’ imaginations to soar. Located just 22 miles north of Atlanta, the Alpharetta, GA location is packed with American Girl® doll favorites, a bookstore, spe...

Where to Find Donuts in Nashville

In honor of National Donut Day, we’ve rounded up a few spots in Nashville to get your fill.

Posted on May 31, 2018 Donut Den This family owned and operated Nashville shop has been cranking out old-fashioned donuts and pastries since 1973. Donut Den feels totally homey and retro—it’s even got red leather diner seats and black and white tile floors. Ditch the trendy dessert locations popping up around the city and get back to basics with a trip to this local gem. facebook.com/foxsdonutden Loca...

The 404 Kitchen

With a new, roomier location and bar space, The 404 Kitchen opens its doors to a wider audience.

Posted on May 29, 2018 From railroad tracks and gravel roads to glittering hotel lobbies and dining rooms, the Gulch has come a long way in 15 years. That transformation, like so many other neighborhoods, has altered the character of this town—and cemented the Gulch as a dining destination. With Little Octopus, Marsh House, Fin & Pearl, and Otaku Ramen, the options are diverse, and they cater to a crowd of bot...

At Home with 505

At the new 505, units sparkle and amenities soar 45 stories up.

Posted on May 28, 2018 Tony Giarratana, president of Giarratana Development, LLC, has developed several mixed-used towers around Nashville’s bourgeoning urban core over the years (including Cumberland, Viridian, Bennie Dillon, SoBro, and Encore), but he held on to the 5th and Church property site for more than 30 years, waiting for the perfect opportunity to “build something grand.” The recently opened...