Nashville here we come! We have been planning this girls weekend for months. On our agenda: Shopping, spa treatments, great restaurants, photo-ops, and fun night life.
From St Louis, it took us about 4 41/2 hours to get to Nashville. We arrived just in time for lunch so we headed straight to Caviar and Bananas. I heard about this place from one of my favorite Nashville bloggers @Living with Landon
Caviar and Bananas
This place is gorgeous. It’s a fast casual cafe and market. We created our own sandwiches and salads. They have huge pastries, cookies the size of a dinner plate, a coffee bar, wine, brunch, cheese plates and Fro-zay that looked AMAZE!
Curious about the name? I was. An employee told me originally it started as a market and expanded into a cafe selling everything from Caviar to Bananas. Clever. The decor alone made me so happy.
We had manicure appointments booked that afternoon at Poppy and Monroe a natural salon in Germantown.
We got relaxing gel manicures, picked the perfect neutral nail color #30 and soaked up the peace and quiet without having the kids around. Next time I want to try the sugaring which is a natural alternative to waxing. Have you tried sugaring? The salon also has amazing natural skin care, jewelry, and other goodies in their gift shop.
After our mani’s we walked to a cute shop Alexis and Bolt Boutique. You have to check out their greeting card selection and other cute gifts and clothing.
For dinner, a Nashville BBQ joint came highly recommended. Martin’s BBQ. They are known for the “Redneck taco” and brisket sandwich. There was a long line but it moved quick.
After dinner, we had to make a sweet treat stop to 5 Daughter’s Bakery.
We indulged in the decadent Maple, Chocolate, and Purtin. These are 100 layer cronuts. They are unlike anything I’ve tasted nothing like a regular donut because they have 100 layers of heaven in each bite. YUM!
We stayed at the Mariott Renaissance Downtown. It was a perfect location. Everything we wanted to see and do was within a few miles. Our room overlooked from a distance Broadway and all the Honkey Tonks. There is a Starbucks in the lobby for coffee if you’re a coffee fanatic like me. Parking tip: We parked across the street at the Nashville Public Library garage for $13 a day (there is a covered cross walk to the hotel on the 4th floor) vs. the hotel valet $40.
We packed a lot into our first day. Day two includes Proper Bagel, 12 South Shopping, Roof tops, mural photos, and more. Are you ready to get your girl gang together and go?