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Outside the window of my 5th Floor guest room at Gaylord Opryland Resort was a waterfall cascading from limestone cliffs into a freshwater pond. Mature palm trees canopied the balcony. Below was a dense forest of tropical plants and colorful flower beds, plus topiaries and water spouts. The view seemed to be of a nature […]
I had a choice while on a media tour sponsored by Visit Music City: Go back to my room at Hotel Indigo and transcribe my many pages of handwritten notes or take in the late show at the Bluebird Café. I was tired. This was my first trip to Nashville, I’m not a country music fan, […]
Between Nashville’s 3rd and 4th Avenues is the historic Printers Alley. Once home to a young Andrew Jackson’s law practice and stables for his horse, this little back street by the 1890s became the printing and publishing capital of the world. Alongside these flourishing businesses sprouted saloons and speakeasies to cater to after-hours thirsts for […]
Nashville is a cosmopolitan city with a hearty culinary scene that appeals to all tastes. Menus are packed with wood-fired grills, barbecue, locally grown produce, fresh sustainable seafood and shuck-to-order oysters (this one was a surprise to me). It’s all served and seasoned with southern flair. As a recent guest of the Nashville Convention & […]
You don’t have to be an auto enthusiast to be dazzled by the collection of innovative luxury Italian cars on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. It will just happen. “Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance 1945-1975” presents some of the finest post-WWII Italian-designed and -built automobiles. Among them are 19 cars […]
At first glance, a precise replica of the iconic Parthenon smack dab in the middle of Nashville greenspace seems to be an oddity. But there it is, overlooking the vast acreage of Centennial Park and surrounded by gardens, athletic courts, events shelter, band shell and more. Then you learn the story behind the enormous structure, […]