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 1/2 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 Landyn.
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.
Poppy and Monroe
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.
Alexis + Bolt
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.
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
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.
Five Daughters Bakery
After dinner, we had to make a sweet treat stop to Five Daughters 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!
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
We stayed at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. 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 started off with breakfast at Proper Bagel. We ordered a trio of tasty toast and the must-have lavender honey iced latte. You have to try it. Avacado Toast, Pruchetto and Fig, and Peaches and Cream with a honey lavender latte. Bring it on.
After fueling up we couldn’t wait to check out 12South. This place is a little piece of heaven. Shops, Restaurants, Murals for photo ops and the cutest flower truck to take home a bouquet.
Amelia’s Flower Truck cruises around town but lucky for us the truck was at White’s Mercantile. You can pick flower stems to create your own bouquet.
Draper James is Reese Witherspoon’s boutique. They have the sweetest southern style clothing and accessories. The shop is pricey but it worth a trip into browse. They even greet you with a sweet tea to enjoy while you shop.
There are so many fun murals and painted walls to get your photo.
Next door to Draper James is Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. OMG, WHAT!! This concept is genius. I had to get a couple cupcakes for my boys. I opted for the pumpkin and sprinkle cupcakes. They loved!!
After shopping, photos and cupcakes we needed some pampering. We had set appointments for blowouts at Parlor 3. This salon is where Nashville celebs get their hair done. The owner works with Carrie Underwood. One of my favorite bloggers, Living with Landyn, always talks about Parlor 3.
My stylist was Derick. He just moved to Nashville from LA and was so sweet. He said it was his first job in a salon. He had been working with celebs in LA and NYC doing celebrity events. He was modest about the celebs he had worked with but on his IG account @derekpeterw, he has pics with Khloe Kardashian, Gweneth Paltrow, Whitney Everport, Rebecca Romijin and tons of others. I loved feeling like the celebs do for an afternoon.
Tip: If you are in Nashville, go to Parlour 3 on Saturday. They said Saturday is there slowest day but book in advance. We had the best service and time.
After getting our hair done we were ready for a night out in Nashville. The first stop was The Thompson Hotel. They have a swanky rooftop bar called L.A. Jackson that overlooks the Gulch. It was the perfect night. We order some cocktails and an app and enjoyed the fresh air and Nashville glow.
Acme Feed and Seed
Since we had our dancing shoes on, we headed to Broadway we went to Acme Feed and Seed. This was a four-floor honkey tonk on Broadway. Each floor had a totally different vibe. We spent most of the night on the first floor listening to the live band, watching the bachelorette parties, and dancing.
Thankfully The Renaissance Nashville Hotel was a quick uber ride back.
Are you ready to grab your girls and go?