Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What I'm Falling For This Fall

I am still morning the fact that summer has come and gone, but I do love the fall season! There are so many iconic fashion piece, foods, color, décor, etc. associated with the autumn months and I enjoy every single one of them.

A few weeks ago I started using Resultly; if you like Pinterest, you will love Resultly. Resulty is basically like Pinterest: you can create boards or “collections” as they are referred to on Resultly, follow other users, and you can even but the items you save to one of your collection or even another persons collection. I haven’t had too much free time to go too crazy with it yet, but I am kind of obsessed with Resuly – it’s like a giant wish list and it is so convent because you can actually go back and but the items you saved in a collection {still slightly amazed by this}.

One of the collections I created on Resultly is Fall Favorites. I have saved everything fall imaginable to this board from boots, nail polish, to pumpkin butter! Below are just a few items from my Fall Favorites Collection, clickhere to view the full collection!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gray's On Main

This past Saturday I ventured down to downtown Franklin, TN. this is the perfect town to walk around during the fall, everything is so picturesque. Franklin is about 30 minutes away from where I live in Nashville; I have to say I am slightly jealous of all the great restaurants Franklin has on and around Main Street. Then after you eat you can walk around and visit different stores – a few of my favorite stores right on Main Street are The Iron Gate, Lulu, and of course Anthropologie.
This weekend I decided to have lunch at Gray’s on Main which is a pretty new restaurant, I believe it has only been around a year are so, but the building is chalk full of history. Before becoming Gray’s On Main it was the Gray Drug Co., which was a landmark pharmacy that lasted almost a century. Gray’s on Main is housed in a three-story Victorian building, and is one of the few buildings in downtown Franklin that uses all its three-stories for the same purpose.
One interesting thing Gray’s is know for is their bar and focus on brandy-inspired drinks from around the late 19th century. I personally didn’t have a drink, but the bar tenders seemed to be very skilled and were mixing some drinks that looked downright delicious. The bar has a handcrafted menu reflecting the drink culture around the 19th century and its original foundations and also includes a few drinks that pairs nicely with items from their seasonal lunch menu.
Now to the important part…the food! I was torn between two appetizers so I did they only sensible thing and ordered both, after all, they are meant to be shared and better to have too much for everyone than not enough. The first appetizer that was chosen was the Pecan Crusted Okra. Now I am quite a fan of okra and this okra paired with the comeback sauce {it tasted like it was some kind of spicy cheese sauce} was so amazingly delicious. If you ever go to Gray’s definitely get this appetizer.
The other appetizer I opted for were of course the Fried Green Tomatoes; whenever I see these on a menu I always have to get them, friend green tomatoes are one of my favorite things in the world! The Friend Green Tomatoes was paired with roasted creamy corn and goat cheese. I will go ahead and admit that I am not a huge fan of creamed corn nor I have I had it paired with fried green tomatoes before, but everything worked perfectly together and was out of this world. I highly recommend ordering this appetizer as well if you ever go to Gray’s on Main.
For lunch I ordered the Grilled Pimento BLT, which consisted of Texas toast, house pimento, fried green tomato, sundried tomato aioli, bacon, and arugula. In all honesty the sandwich fell a little short of expectation and everyone else at the table admitted that their main dish didn’t measure up to the appetizers either. The Grilled Pimento BLT was still delicious, plus it had a fried green tomato on it, but it just didn’t quite measure up to the appetizers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale

Is there any better way to start the weekend than to wake up Friday morning to an email from Kate Spade informing you that their friends & family is going on till Sunday and you can revive 30% off you entire purchase? I think not. In my book this is a pretty awesome way to start the weekend and Kate Spade has some many wonderful things right now: sequin dresses, shoes with bows, glitter oxfords, polka dot glasses, amazing handbag, plus 30% off – someone pinch me now! Here are a few of my current favorite Kate Spade items.

Happy Hour Time

Well Helloooooooo Friday, it is so nice to see you again, where have you been all week long! I don’t know about you, but I for one am so happy that the weekend is finally here. I can hardly believe that October is more than halfway over and that department stores are already putting up Christmas decorations… not that I am complaining, I love Christmas everything, but where does the time go! Here’s to a weekend filled with pumpkin carving, apple picking, cheering on your favorite football team, and making memories with friends and family. Cheers!

“Trust your instincts. If it feels right then it must be. Everything can deceive but your conscience will always keep it real.”

Drink Special!
½ ounce dry vermouth
½ ounce gin
¼ ounce brandy
¼ ounce cointreau
Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Around Town!
Nashville, TN: Nashville Ballet Swan Lake at TPAC, Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19
Charlottesville, VA: Court Square Walking Tours at Albemarie Charlottesville Historical Society, Friday, October 17 – Saturday, October 18
Oxford, Mississippi: Ole Miss v. Tennessee at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field, Saturday, October 18, 6:00pm
Georgetown, KY: Bi-Water Farm Autumnfest at 877 Cincinnati Rd. Friday, October 17 – Sunday, November 2
Macon, GA: 2014 Juried Art Show at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Friday, October 17 – Sunday, October 19

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tory Burch In Color

What a week, two beautiful coffee table books that I seriously want came out in the same week – Places To Go, People To See by Kate Spade {click here to see thepost from earlier this week} and Tory Burch In Color. I was actually at the mall today and saw Tory Burch In Color on display in their store, but alas the store was too crowded for me to be able to look at the book.  There is a wonderful interview {to seethe interview click here} with Tory Burch posted on the Tory Burch blog; she explains the inspiration behind the book and the roll color plays in her life and in the book. The book is broken into chapters by color and, try not to get too excited, but there are interviews with-know people who the Tory Burch Company is connected personally or find inspiring.