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105, 2019

Set The Stage

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Annual Print, Blog, Current Issue, Feature, Outdoor Living, People, We Had To Share|Tags: , , |

Outdoor lighting provides impact you never knew you needed By Hollie Deese You may be taken by the look of a house that’s lit up at night, and yet be unable to put your finger on exactly what you love about it. But when lighting is done well, it controls where the eye is drawn, accentuating the architecture and

103, 2019

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show celebrates 30 years

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Events, Feature, Outdoor Living, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , |

Changing city inspires this year’s theme This weekend the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show celebrates its 30th anniversary with the theme Changing Times, Changing Gardens, which will focus on the evolving realities of modern cityscapes, suburban and rural gardens, community initiatives, container and waterwise gardens, organic foods and sustainability. Todd Breyer, landscape architect and president of the foundation, has

2202, 2019

Spotlight: Music City Fire Company

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Annual Print, Feature, Issue Archives, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, People, We Had To Share|Tags: , |

Success has not been an overnight story for Steven Paladino, though it may look like one. His firepit-music system company Music City Fire is having quite a moment — picked up by Costco, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Hayneedle and Wayfair, the systems are also available at Nashville Billiards. The reality is Paladino started his business nearly five years ago after watching

1202, 2019

Houseplants Help Beat Winter Blues

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Annual Print, Current Issue, Feature, Outdoor Living, Relaxing, Tips & Trends, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , , |

Feeling blue? It's easy to infuse new life into spaces by decorating with easy-to-care-for houseplants, giving rooms, from bedrooms to bathrooms and even kitchens, a small pick-me-up during winter months. “Give your house a quick style update by incorporating houseplants,” says Justin Hancock, garden expert at Costa Farms. “Just about every room of your home can be home to a

2812, 2018

Discover Hidden Lake Como

By |December 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Feature, News, Outdoor Living, People, Tips & Trends, Travel, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , |

Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker are Nashville musicians and, as Little Roads Europe, travel consultants. The following is excerpted from the latest in their award-winning Little Roads Europe Travel Guide series, “Italy’s Alpine Lakes: Small-town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler”. Lake Como is probably best known as a vacation home for various rich and famous glitterati - Clooney, Versace,

2811, 2018

Life Al Fresco

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Annual Print, Blog, Feature, Outdoor Living, People, Tips & Trends|Tags: , , , |

Middle Tennesseans make the most of outdoor space Photography by Ruby and Peach Photography and Paige Rumore Photography When fall means mostly mild weather peppered with the occasional 90-degree day, enjoying time outdoors is a big part of how Middle Tennesseans spend their time. And you don’t need that much space to make outdoor magic happen. Seth Argo with

1309, 2018

Spotlight: HotSpring Spas of Music City

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Feature, Outdoor Living, Outdoors, People|Tags: , , |

Dennis Croteau first got into the hot tub business back in 1991. He had been working at the seasonal family entertainment center his parents built in Crossville, so he picked up a side job refurbishing hot tubs in his off time. He began working at the Crossville HotSpring Spas store and in 2003 he opened his own, HotSpring Spas of

406, 2018

Farm to Home

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Current Issue, Feature, Making, Market, Outdoor Living, People, We Had To Share|Tags: , , , , |

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

2805, 2018

Trend: Accessory Buildings

By |May 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Current Issue, Feature, Outdoor Living, Outdoors|Tags: , , |

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

2405, 2018

Designer Spotlight: Tim Riffle

By |May 24th, 2018|Categories: Annual Print, Current Issue, Feature, Outdoor Living, People, Tips & Trends|Tags: , , , |

Photography by Gabe FordLike so many creative people in Nashville, Tim Riffle moved here 10 years ago with one dream in mind — music. Instead, the Southern California native has succeeded in a career that is totally different but no less inspiring.One day Riffle, who was then working in the Sony Music office, wanted to give a friend flowers. He