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Nashville Girls Trip!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:30 AM

Happy Tuesday! 

As most of you know, my girlfriends and I had an amazing trip to Nashville a few weeks back. 
When I tell you we had the most amount of fun we could have had, I am not exaggerating one bit. 

These three girls are my life long friends that I met when my family began to Summer in Cape Cod when I was 13. Year after year, Summer after Summer we would meet up at Memorial day and spend most of our waking hours with each other through Labor Day. Our lives have brought us down interesting and different path's, but we still meet up every Summer and a bunch throughout the year. 

One of the girls, Erica has a fabulous and glamorous (I'm am sure she would argue that) job with Sony Records.  She worked her butt off at Emerson College, interned her senior year in Los Angeles and has been in the music business ever since. She is constantly touring the country with her bands, for a music festival or meetings with radio stations...her schedule makes me tired! Last winter while discussing having a girls weekend, and she suggested we meet in Nashville while she was in town with Snow Patrol and Ed Sheeran... YES PLEASE!    

Her amazing organizational and leadership skills helped create and amazing itinerary with phenomenal dinners, brunch, blow outs, a tractor tour, etc. 
This was a whirlwind few days, I fell in love with Nashville, but by no means did I spend enough time to suggest a 'Nashville City Guide'.

Here are some of the things we did and loved! 

Our Hotel

The Westin

The rooftop bar


Shopping and Eating 

The biscuit sandwiches and coffee rolls are what dreams are made of.

Uncommon James 

Blowout Co.

Tow Old Hippies

They even have stages at stores! 

Draper James

They serve complimentary sweet tea! 


You can read about Husk and it's history here.
If you find yourself in Nashville, do yourself a favor!

Erica had special menus for mine and Caitlin' Birthdays!

The most delicious chicken I have ever had... For reals.

Snow Patrol & Ed Sheeran


behind the scenes


Brunch at Pinewood Social

Equipped with a bowling alley!

This was such an amazing choice by Erica! 
Maybe it is because the hostess forgot about us and we waited over an hour and I was 'hangry', or perhaps it is because it was the best damn brunch I have ever had! I think it was the latter of the two. Why aren't biscuits as big of a thing in the North?  

Snow Patrol at Grimey's

So we got to hang around for an acoustic set and a meet and greet with Snow Patrol fans. 
unfortunately my videos would not load.  As if it wasn't wonderful enough to listen to them in such a small setting, to hear their fans express how they touched their lives and how their music has connected with them or helped them through certain times, was absolutely beautiful!

Tractor Tour

The Big Green Tractor Tour was such a highlight! 
You BYOB on this tour run by a husband and wife team Ricky and Ronnie.
A two hour tour of Nashville sights all while singing and dancing the night away. Ricky Drives, Ronnie tends bar, takes photos and plays DJ!  Not to be missed!

The Famous Nashville Angel Wings in The Gulch

The Cash Museum

After our flight got delayed and we had another full day in Nashville, we decided to go to the Cash Museum.
There is not much I didn't already know abut Johnny Cash, but it was so cool to see letters to his wives, old photos, costumes and art work.  Very cool!

The Symphony

One of the most beautiful buildings! The statues, fountains and gardens were gorgeous too! 

I can't wait to visit Nashville again to see all of the sights we missed. 

We are already planning our next trip...
Dublin in December?

xx, Elise

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  1. You know this makes me so happy since we were just there too! We never did make it to Pinewood Social, looks fun! And you look beautiful! What an amazing trip with sweet friends!

  2. What an amazing trip!!! I need to go back soon after seeing all these pictures!

  3. Sounds like a fun getaway and yay to girl friends! That's really awesome that you have stayed so close. How awesome is that to see Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrols! Must have been an amazing experience. Love your embroidered dress. You look so pretty!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

  4. What an amazing time!! And a concert to go along with it and a meet and greet, yes please!! Nashville is on my list to visit one day and your post has me even more excited about it. Sierra Beautifully Candid

  5. Oh my how I loved Nashville when we went and now I want to go back for a girls trip! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  6. This trip looks and sounds amazing! There is nothing better than a good girls trip with ladies that you just love. especially if they've been your bests forever. I've been dying to visit Nashville. It's been on my bucket list forever!!



  7. What a fun trip! I have never done a girl's weekend and now I'm wondering why not! Thanks for sharing your experience! I had no idea Nashville was so beautiful!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

  8. So fun! I'll be saving this for the trip my friends and I hopefully take!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  9. I've been dying to go to Nashville! Looks so fun!

    xx Leah / ww.leahbehr.com

  10. What an AMAZING trip! Love that you stopped by Uncommon James- I'm obsessed with Kristin and her line!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. WOW! I keep reading about Nashville, but have only ever driven through it and never had the opportunity to actually visit. My husband tells me it's amazing. This post really shows it!

  12. Looks like a funny place, dear!
    Mónica Sors

  13. Your girlfriends look like a lot of fun to be with, and it looks like you all had a wonderful time there! The Westin Hotel looks clean and inviting with attractive decor. Belatedly, happy birthday to you and to Caitlin! It's fabulous that your friend Erica has a job with Sony Records - I'm guessing Nashville is part of her bailiwick? I love all of your photos from Nashville.


  14. WOW!! What an awesome trip! Elise, you are gorgeous. And how fun to have such a great group of girlfriends. Another group of bloggers I know just went to Nashville and now I really want to go. It looks so fun!!

  15. Oh wow! This looks so much fun! Love your photos dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  16. Nashville looks very fantastic! I've never been, but it's on my bucket list now. The hotel looks dreamy too.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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