Wednesday, November 12, 2008

If You're Planning A Trip to Nashville...

Mr. P and I will be going to Nashville this weekend to visit my family. It's going to be a busy weekend, jam-packed with activities. Between planning this weekend, and watching the CMA's on TV right now, I have Nashville on my mind, so I thought I would blog about some of my favorite places.

1. The Puffy Muffin
First, I have to talk about one of my favorite places to eat in Nashville, The Puffy Muffin. It's located in Brentwood, in the HG Hills Shopping Center. My cousin is the chief operating officer and his wife is in charge of the bakery. She makes the most beautiful cakes...she even made a cake for Elton John once. How cool is that? The restaurant and bakery are both fantastic. Some of my favorite items are the chicken tortilla soup, amaretto chicken, cranberry salad with poppyseed dressing, and the ginger tea. And of course the cupcakes from the bakery are delicious.

2. Hot Pink
Right next door to the Puffy Muffin is a great little store called Hot Pink. (I was so disappointed to discover that they didn't have a website, because I would have loved to post a link here.) Great stationary, monogrammed items, and unique gifts. The last time that I was in there, I bought these cute notecards:

And they have the cutest pink toile bags that they put your purchases in.

3. Shopping

I couldn't list one specific shopping area because there are so many to choose from, so I'll just give you some highlights.

Mall at Green Hills-Dillard's, Macy's, Gap, Sephora, Ann Taylor & Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew, Pottery Barn & Pottery Barn Kids, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, The Cheesecake Factory, and Tiffany & Co. Need I say more??

Opry Mills-A little more touristy than Green Hills, but still a great mall. Lots of stores and restaurants to choose from, and a huge Bass Pro Shop which is great if your husband has to tag along. It will keep him occupied for quite a while so that you can shop in peace!

Prime Outlets in Lebanon-It's a little ways outside the city, but well worth the drive if you're looking for a bargain.

4. Gaylord Opryland Hotel-Another one that's a little bit touristy, but well worth a visit. Beautiful gardens and conservatories on the inside and it's absolutely beautiful during the Christmas season.

5. Mom and Dad's House-Sorry no link to a website here, just lots of good times and good food : )


Kappa Prep said...

I have not been to Nashville in years and years. I need to plan a trip!

Preppy 101 said...

Awww, sweet post about mom and dad. Have fun!!

Hollie said...

have fun on your trip! sounds like it will be a blast!

sweet ending about your mom and dad. loved it!

just found ya and wanted to say hi!

Tammy B said...

Whenever I go to Nashville, I have to go to the Mall at Green Hills. That has to be my favorite mall. I also like the outlets in Lebanon. There used to be a Lilly store about a block from Green Hills, but the last time I was in Nashville, it was gone. I think it was called "The First Resort".

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

Ohhhh! I'm going to remember these things for when I move to Nashville this summerrrrr!!! :)

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

Have a wonderful trip!