Taking on Nashville

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This past weekend, I took on a 6.5 hour car ride to Nashville. A few years ago, I made an internet friend (how modern of me) who lives in Calgary, Canada, and his plans landed him in Nashville. So of course I decided to take the trip to meet him, plus visiting a new city is never a bad idea.

After a few hours of listening to Frank Ocean's new album on repeat (ABOUT DAMN TIME FRANK!) and multiple snack stops, my boyfriend Branden and I arrived to The City of Music to check into our AirBnb. I had never been to Nashville before so here are a few places that we visited and ended up being my favorite.

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Barista Parler - stopped by to get some mochas, they were splendid and the coffee shop was built inside an old mechanic shop. It was rad!

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@davey_gravy and @brollish talking about cameras and stuff while I was pretending I knew what the heck was going on.

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Wilder - was a home/lifestyle shop with lots of nice smelling things. They had Study Case ceramic planters, which are my favorite!

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The Frist Center for the Visual Arts had the coolest cars and an even cooler interior, very Art Deco.

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Bartaco - I've only been to the Bartaco in Atlanta, and I was delighted to find one in Nashville. Try their chorizo tacos and their corn.. THE BEST!!

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Last but definitely not least, we stopped by Two Son, which is a shop co-owned by Miss James (@bleubird) and it was just as great as I expected it to be. The retail space is large with windows found on every wall pouring natural light into the rooms full of in-house designs as well as popular brands like Baggu.

I'll probably start positing more of the places I visit, because I've been to so many cities this year so far, and I wish I had someone suggesting places to visit. Hopefully my lists will help someone else feel less "touristy".

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