Luxury hotel raises the bar for hospitality in the Smokies If heading east for the weekend usually either includes a rustic cabin in the mountains or a UT game and chain hotel downtown, there is another option, a luxurious homage to East Tennessee. Situated near the banks of the Tennessee river, THE TENNESSEAN Hotel is the first AAA Four
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By Allie Myszka Photography by Gabe Ford Nashville’s 8th Avenue is full of life and bustling with constant change. Now densely lined with local restaurants, residential buildings, and shops, the street has become a well-loved neighborhood for locals and tourists alike. Among the best of 8th Avenue’s offerings are several businesses that are full of treasures for those in
RH officially opened its latest design gallery, RH Nashville, The Gallery at Green Hills, with a grand opening ceremony on Friday, June 15, following a star-studded event the night before. Matt Wiltshire, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development said a few words before RH Chairman and CEO Gary Friedman addressed the crowd. “This gallery here
Could there be a more perfect Father's Day gift than some original art? This weekend the American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park June 15-17 for its 44th year. The festival is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. There will be 150 artists from across America, fun kid-friendly art projects, an amazing range of
Balancing family legacy with creative reinvention By Allie Myszka Keith Merry inherited two things from his father: a family business, and an insatiable creative bent. Merry’s father, Bill Merry, Sr., was a cofounder of Nashville-based ornamental iron business Herndon & Merry, and as such, Keith Merry has been around metalworking for most of his life. He began working alongside
Father and daughter grow, cultivate and create Photography by Gary Clark and Emily Dorio Anna Yeager Brakefield, 28, is a third-generation cotton farmer. Though it’s not what she ever thought she would be doing, it is precisely where she wants to be. With a background in design and a degree from Auburn University, Brakefield left the country of North
Country star Trisha Yearwood's Southern style inspires home accent pieces The Trisha Yearwood Collection, a line of affordable home accent pieces personally curated by the country music star and lifestyle expert, recently launched in Kirkland's stores and online for $9.99-$299.99. The collection of 23 pieces includes art, decorative accessories and accent furniture that showcase Yearwood’s sophisticated style inspired by her
Photography by Leslee Mitchell Jessica Davis, principal designer of JL Design, is a Hendersonville native whose mother and grandmother both worked in Nashville. Like any Middle Tennessee native, she’s just as impressed by the recent boom of Nashville’s neighborhoods and wishes her grandmother was alive to see how much it has changed. “She would just be blown away,” Davis
Photography by Marcelle Guilbeau and Janin Otwell Need more space than your current square footage allows? A solution could be right outside your back door, thanks to the rise in accessory buildings that are so much more than your the typical detached garage or storage shed. Today, people are building pool houses, private music studios, workout spaces, greenhouses, playhouses