Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week of Fun 2011: Day 6

After shampooing my hair 4 times to get the hairspray out of my '80s bangs from last night, we headed back to East Nashville for an awesome breakfast at Marche Artisan Foods.  Haha...I told you that everything in East Nashville is "artisan".  Everything here is fresh, local, and really delicious.  There are tons of bread and pastries that I would have LOVED to eat...but no g-free treats.  The frittata was great, though.

Just a tad humid in Nashville today.  Haha.  :)

Old Made Good
OMG in East Nashville is my favorite new store.  It is filled with little handmade and repurposed treasures.  It's cute...with an edge.  And definitely a sense of humor.  Great furniture, clothes, handbags, jewelry, lamps, art, etc.  Follow their fun blog at

Me with Kate, one of the co-owners.  Words to live by behind us.  Lol.  (Sorry, Mom).

Fontanel Farm
About 20 minutes outside of town is Fontanel.  Fontanel includes a farm, restaurant, outdoor amphitheater and a mansion formerly owned by Barbara Mandrell.  We went to meet our friends the Sparks' for dinner.  Zac was playing bass at the Farmhouse restaurant.  The trees, hills, and view is really beautiful.  The weather cooled down a little bit and it was so quiet and peaceful out there.  We loved it.  We didn't really love the food at the Farmhouse, though...sorry Barbara.

Hot & Cold
We ended our Week of Fun at a new little place in Hillsboro Village, Hot & Cold.  It serves Bongo Java Coffee, Las Paletas, Jeni's Ice Cream, and lots of other hot/cold treats.  We had a fun spot by the window to people watch and talk about the great week we've had together.  Only a few more days until it's back to a schedule and daily grind.  I hope you enjoyed reading about our shenanigans this week!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Week of Fun 2011: Day 5

Thrift Store Shopping
Later this evening, we have a special event to go to so we hit up some thrift stores around town.  We hit the jackpot at Pre-to Post Modern on 8th Ave. S.  It's such a fun store.

Side-Note about Dudes in Nashville
I had to take a picture of this guy because it is an example of how so many dudes in Nashville dress every day.  It's SUMMER.  Today it is over 100 degrees.  And what is he wearing?  A stocking cap, long sleeved-flannel shirt, t-shirt underneath, long jeans, and boots.  It's just silly.  Is this just Nashville thing?  

You can still look like a "cool" musician, rock star in a t-shirt, guys.  Lose the winter cap, even if you're going bald.  Embrace it.  I don't want you to have a heat stroke.  Lol.  Oh, man.

Matinee Movie
Thanks to a LivingSocial deal for 2 free Fandango tickets, we saw Crazy, Stupid, Love for free!  Great movie!

There are Billy's new shoes!  Lol.  They practially glow in the dark!

We met up with our great friends Greg & Sionnie for some yummy Greek food at Kalamata's.

Geek Prom!!!
While searching for fun things to do this week, I found out about a Geek Prom fundraiser that was happening at a club in town.  Hello!?  Sign me up!!  I love a good theme party.  Especially if there's dancing.  This party had all of the above.  Greg & Sionnie were the perfect geeks to join us.  So. Much. Fun. We had a blast and could not stop laughing at ourselves all night.

I decided to rock the "shark fin" bangs made famous at Parsons Middle School by my BFF Bree Burnett.

Sionnie even made a corsage and boutonniere.  Adorable.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Week of Fun 2011: Day 4

Gabby's Burgers & Fries
Oh. My. Goodness.  Where has this place been all my life?  Gabby's is a total dive, but it has the most delicious, greasy burger I've ever had.  Amazingly, they have grass-fed beef here!  I was shocked!  Click here to read their menu and the reasons why grass-fed is so much healthier for you.  I of course got mine bun-less.  The sweet potato fries are huge, awesome slices of potatoes.  It's not pretty...but tastes heavenly.  

Billy has an obsession with mustard.  Especially gourmet seedy mustard.  Gabby's had it so he was pumped.

Disgusting IMO...but he loves it.  :)

Lebanon Outlet Stores
About 30 minutes away from Nashville is the Lebanon Outlet Mall.  It was Billy's idea to come here and probably his most favorite part of the WOF 2011.  He's a shopaholic.  Especially a shoe-shopaholic.  He found not only just a Nike Store.  Not just the Nike Outlet Store.  But the Nike Clearance Store.  He was a happy camper because he's always trying to buy crazy sneakers.  I'm always discouraging the purchase of crazy sneakers. But when they're on clearance for $29...all bets are off.

Can you believe that these purple, tweed, high-tops are on clearance?  I mean...I'm so surprised they didn't fly off the shelves!

He decided against the tweed, but did find some rad neon pink and purple high tops.  Only Billy.  I love it.

The Gulch
There is an area near downtown called "The Gulch".  It has a lot of new loft spaces, shops and restaurants. We had to made a stop in our favorite yogurt place, Sweet CeCe's.  There's also a cool Urban Outiffers, a great local grocery store called the Turnip Truck and other cute boutiques.  It was tough to spend too much time walking around because the heat outside was so intense.  Similar to baking alive.

Maffiaoza's Pizzeria
Maffiaoza's is a popular local pizza place in 12 South.  We just found out that they offer g-free crust now.  It was a little pricier than we expected so we'll definitely split next time.  It was worth it though.  My pizza cravings were out of control.