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DECEMBER 2019

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Athena West | athena.west@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Maria Dinoia | maria.dinoia@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

Matthew Endersbe

For Auld Lang Syne AS THE SAYING GOES, TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Franklin Lifestyle in 2019! It seems like just yesterday I was sitting down to write my January letter to all of you, talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, it's almost time to do it again.

LAYOUT DESIGNER

Kelsey Proctor COPY EDITOR

Kate Baxendale CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Ashley Hutcheson, Susan Baldani, Brianna Melanson CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

James Williams, Wiley Chandler

As the publisher of Franklin Lifestyle, I want to take a moment to express how appreciative I am of all our readers and supporters. Each month, our team strives to introduce you to people, places, events and businesses that make up our fabulous city. Thank you for your continued insight, suggestions and story ideas. Keep them coming! Everyone on the Franklin Lifestyle team lives here. Our children might go to school together with your children. We shop at the same local stores, and we love Franklin as much as you.  I also want to say thank you to our Franklin Lifestyle business partners. There would

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literally be no Franklin Lifestyle for you to read without them. Shop local as they are

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proud to own a business that serves Franklin residents.

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With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season,

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. We’ll take your lead, and we can’t wait to see you next year!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 30 Singing's in Her Blood Getting in the Holiday Spirit with Julia Nolan

34 Turnberry Homes Rick Bell An Engaging Conversation

40 Holiday Gift Guide Cool Ideas for Pets, Grandparents and Kids

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56 Blogger Melissa Haithcock Shares Delicious Recipes For a Simple Family Holiday Feast

40 DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

22 Around Town 26 Times Past 30 Local Limelight 34 Open House 48 Financial Buzz 52 Renovate & Refine 56 Culinary Creations 62 City Scene 64 Water & Woods 68 Lifestyle Calendar 70 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

Franklin, Brentwood and Green Hills Lifestyle Magazines Party Publishers, partners and friends gathered at Mercedes Benz of Nashville to celebrate the release of the October issue. The silent auction part of the evening raised more than $4,700 for Mercy Community Healthcare. A special thanks to our sponsors: The Poki, Harvest by LabCanna, Wheelers Raid Distillery, Barrels and Brews, Granite City, NoBaked Cookie Dough, Mangia Nashville and Taziki's. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES WILLIAMS 

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Come home to a new Willow Branch home this holiday season! With the end of the year quickly approaching, be sure to get into a new home with our end of the year sales incentives. Willow Branch homes offer quintessential Nashville suburban living, designer appointed interiors, family friendly communities, and an abundance of floor plans to fit your families needs. Come check out our vast array of masterplanned communities and see why so many families call Willow Branch neighborhoods’, home. For More information please contact our Sales Department. Check out our incredible December Incentives! For more information please contact our sales office. 615.878.5664 1718 Gen. George Patton Drive, Suite B, Brentwood | willowbranchpartners.com


GOOD TIMES

Local Ribbon Cuttings No shortage of ribbon cuttings this month! Business continues to boom in Franklin. + Shellnut Insurance + Cool Springs Modern Dentistry 

RiverFest The rainy weather didn't stop the Franklin community from coming out to this yearly, free festival. Live music, delicious food, river events, field mazes and even an ENO village are all part of this family-friendly event. FranklinRiverfest.com

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GOOD TIMES

Franklin Skin & Laser Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Dr. Steven Bengelsdorf and staff celebrated one year at their location on International Drive in Franklin. The practice specializes in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic surgery.

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Studio Tenn's 'One Night Only' Gala Studio Tenn's annual fundraising gala featured music in the round, top-tier food, specialty cocktails that celebrate legendary artists and a live auction to support Middle Tennessee’s world-class professional theater company.

1. Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore and his wife, Linda | 2. Kay and Rod Heller, honorary co-chairs | 3. Benji Kern, interim artistic director

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House Beautiful Reveals Second Annual Whole Home Concept House Located in the Belle Meade area of Nashville, the 6,201-square-foot home was built by Castle Homes and Wellness Within Your Walls, which promotes health and sustainability in home design. Fifteen designers from around the country were tasked with creating spaces in which every design element has a purpose. PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID A. LAND 

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Williamson County Library Updates Story Theater in Children's Department The Williamson County Main Public Library held a ribbon cutting in honor of its newly updated story theater in the children's department. Money for the updates to the theater were donated by David Halitsky in honor of his late mother, Sylvia, who resided in Middle Tennessee and loved reading to children. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFAY CHEUNG 

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AROUND TOWN

THERAPIST STACY JAGGER OFFERS A BREAK FROM TECHNOLOGY IN NEW BOOK Williamson

County

resident

and marriage and family therapist Stacy Jagger has penned a new book about getting your kids off their phones. Due to spending excessive amounts of time in front of screens, countless children are experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, hyperactivity— things that threaten to steal the memories and experiences of a happy, joy-filled childhood.  In  30 Day Blackout, Stacy  shares  how she

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TOTAL WELLNESS IS THE THEME AT DR. JILL FICHTEL'S TRANSFORMATIVE DERMATOLOGY Dr.

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patients feel better, look better, love better and live better. Additionally, drawing on her passion for skincare,  Dr. Fichtel has formulated an amazing, highly effective, non-irritating line of skin care products, Jilluxe. All products are made in the USA  and are fragrance-free—and no products are ever tested on animals. Transformative

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DAVIS HOUSE ANNOUNCES R.A. DICKEY TO SPEAK AT BUTTON BALL Davis House Child Advocacy Center is pleased to announce former Major League Baseball pitcher and 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner, MBA and UT Alumnus R.A. Dickey will be the special guest speaker at its  annual Button Ball gala to be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at The Factory at Franklin in Liberty Hall.  The black-tie-optional gala draws more than 350 attendees and raises funds for the services and programs Davis House provides to children facing sexual or severe physical abuse and  their families. DavisHouseCAC.org

TONY'S EAT & DRINK OPENS IN COOL SPRINGS Tony's is a new restaurant and bar that opened last month in Cool Springs. Owner Tony Urbanek is really keeping it local, as he's a CONTINUED >

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AROUND TOWN OFFERED FOR SALE ON SMITH LAKE 1851 STONEY POINT RD S. DOUBLE SPRINGS $800,000

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Brentwood High School graduate and Franklin resident. Tony's is a place the entire family can enjoy with arcade games, TVs and

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FORK OF THE SOUTH OPENS IN FACTORY Stefanie and Steve Gorman have opened Fork of the South, a Southern-inspired  gift store in the Factory, located in the Makers Market. The store opened back in late August and carries items from more than 35 makers and artisans, including everything from  local Franklin and seasonal, gift and jewJ O S E P H C A R T E R R E A LT Y . C O M

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TIMES PAST A FUN AND EDUCATIONAL HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY THROUGH THE AGES

DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS MAIN STREET WILL UNDERGO A PICTURESQUE TRANSFORMATION AS THE 35TH ANNUAL DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL COMES TO DOWNTOWN FRANKLIN THIS MONTH. Against the backdrop of  Victorian-era buildings, visitors will feel like they’ve gone back in time to when Charles Dickens was alive and Tiny Tim was riding on his father’s shoulder. “We actually have a brand-new revamped section of the festival,” says  Megan Hershey, chief operating officer of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. “We’ve gotten some great feedback from our Downtown Franklin Association members as well as the general public that they would really love Dickens to be more of a theatrical festival. That’s really what it was intended to be when it started.” Folks dressed in Victorian-era costumes and as Dickens’ storybook characters will gather on  sidewalks while period dancers will take over the streets. Victorianera craft demonstrations,  such as candle making and weaving, will be on display, while carolers stroll by singing holiday  songs. Pop-up musicians, both adults and children, will be interspersed throughout the festival playing accordions and fiddles. “This year is probably going to be the most authentic Dickens-era holiday festival that we have  done. We’re really honoring it as a theatrical festival,” Megan says. There will also be a Holiday Town Sing, where the public can join in and enjoy their favorite holiday tunes. There will be plenty of activities for children and families, plus booths filled with a variety of delicious food and drinks. The Dickens of a Christmas Festival, sponsored by First Citizens National Bank, attracts  anywhere from 50,000 to 75,000 attendees each year. As usual, most of

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the events are free of charge.

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Old newspaper clipping, Credit: Rick Warwick

Carriage rides, which haven’t been a part

HERITAGE FOUNDATION OF WILLIAM-

of the festival for many years, are coming

SON COUNTY’S 35TH ANNUAL DICKENS

back and will most likely be stationed by the

OF A CHRISTMAS, PRESENTED BY FIRST

Franklin Grove Estate and Garden, which is

CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

a new project of the Heritage Foundation. Carriage rides in 2012, Credit: Rick Warwick

On Saturday night at 7 p.m., the Franklin

Saturday, Dec. 14 –Sunday, Dec. 15, rain or shine

Theater will be featuring A Christmas

Saturday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Carol theatrical experience featuring Jason

Historic Downtown Franklin

Wood. It will be a one-man show based on

WilliamsonHeritage.org/Dickens

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Tickets

Official Hashtag: #HFDickens2019

are on sale now at FranklinTheatre.com. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on historic preservation and education. The festivals in town, which also include Pumpkin Fest and Main Street Festival, were originally started as a joint venture between the Downtown  Franklin Association and the Heritage Foundation, which have now merged as a means of bringing tourism and traffic to downtown Franklin. “These festivals have now become part of our cultural heritage,” Megan says.

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Creating Beautiful Smiles

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

JULIA NOLAN HAS SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HER LIFE DEDICATED TO THE PERFORMING ARTS. She grew up in South Florida where she starred in national television commercials, attended a performing arts high school in Memphis, Tennessee,  and then went on to Wagner College, a conservatory for musical theater in New York City. Julia’s distinguished career has taken her to many places and allowed her to wear many hats within the industry, including producer.  She  created a nonprofit 501(c)(3) youth theater  in Idaho Falls, Idaho, The Foundation for Performing Arts, and produced at least five productions a year. But it’s her passion for performing that took her to Japan for five years.

Happy Holiday

“I absolutely loved living in Japan. It was an incredible experience,” Julia says.  “I first went over to perform at Tokyo Disneyland, which was one of the best times of my life! The people are wonderful, and the culture fascinating! While there, I had several number one hits on the radio, recorded for movie soundtracks, filmed numerous commercials and was even the voice for different video games.”  The ardent vocalist  is excited  to now be living back in America, particularly Franklin, close to Music City. Julia  had the opportunity to perform with Lee Greenwood at his theater in Sevierville. “He is unbelievably talented and a gracious performer to share the stage with.  Not a show went by that I didn’t shed a tear each night when the American flag dropped on his famous song, ‘God

GETTING IN THE SPIRIT WITH JULIA NOLAN

Bless the USA.’ Veterans would stand up all across the audience. It got me every single show!” Asked if she ever gets nervous performing, she reveals, “I’ll be honest, I was born to perform! I am

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so grateful for the gift I have to sing that instead of getting nervous, I get excited to share my love of the stage. I absolutely love every single second of being on stage singing and performing; I just wish I could do more. ... I definitely never tire of being on stage.” 

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OPEN HOUSE

(CON TI N U ED)

RICK BELL MADE HIS WAY TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY IN

“While these things might work well in the streets of Boston,

1988. As a resident of the community for 31 years, he has seen tre-

they don’t necessarily work well in the country communities of

mendous changes in the local landscape. For one thing, he says, “I

Franklin,” Rick asserts.

have seen the prices of homes in the city of Franklin go up several hundred thousand dollars.” Originally from Scotland, Rick was the regional president for a local

So Turnberry has done its best to take a slightly different path with communities like  Firestone at Cool Springs and  Bishop’s Gate off Boyd Mill.

home builder before he decided to strike out on his own in 1997. The

“We’re trying to emulate and provide as best as we possibly can

name Turnberry came to him while he was visiting the great Turnberry

those house plans that we know historically have proven to be the most

golf course, an iconic landmark on Scotland’s west coast.

popular amongst the residents of the city of Franklin. We’ve gone with

“I remember thinking, ‘what a great name for a home building company.’ And the rest was history.” He’s been building homes in the quintile five ($650,000-plus) in the greater Nashville area that serves  the Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin and Nolensville communities of Williamson County and nearby South Davidson County for 22 years. 

private garages, tree-lined streets and rectangular-shaped backyards. “We like to build homes for families. We are trying to be that builder that builds for what historically and traditionally has been those families that are attracted to Franklin.”   And what makes Turnberry different? “Very rarely, if ever, does the word ‘no’ come out of the mouths of

“There’s something very, very special about Franklin,” Rick

Turnberry homes to our customers. If you want changes made to your

adds. “The downtown area has a charm to it that’s unequaled anywhere

home, we will do everything in our power to make those changes for

else. Everybody wants to be associated with the city of Franklin in some

you. We will modify our house plans to fit your needs. We work off

way, shape or form simply because of how fantastic it really is.”

plans and designs that are ours, but we always are prepared to make

He continues to describe the rolling hills and countryside. “And you can’t ignore the rich history of the area.” But Rick suggests that trends in home building in recent years run against the grain of what makes Franklin Franklin. Things like tradi-

modifications for those plans to work for you.” You can visit a Turnberry model home in the quaint community of  Firestone, located in the heart of Cool Springs  at 622 Jordan Road in Franklin. 

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Tips for 20/20 Financial Vision in 2020

conservative as we get older). Know your mindset, and use it to help guide you on your insurance and financial decisions.

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Often, there is one member of the household who brings in the largest percentage of the household income. If you have two, count it as a huge

blessing. But in either case, ask the question, “If something catastrophic happened to the person(s) earning the income, what

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would happen to the standard of living of Your home is often referred to as

the household?” In tip No. 2 above, we said

the largest asset/purchase. If a cat-

that the house was often referred to as the

astrophic event happens (tornado,

largest asset; I would contend that you and

fire, etc.), you want to make sure it is

your earning power is your largest asset (e.g.

protected properly. I hear people say, “Pete,

if you make $100,000 year for 20 years = $2

I have replacement cost on my home, so I’m

million). If that went away through a cata-

OK!” The truth is likely that you DO NOT!

strophic event, make sure you have a plan.

Most insurance policies are written to cover reconstruction cost, not replacement. There are also penalties if not insured to full reconstruction cost. Check your policy, or have a professional check it for you.

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Income, savings (e.g. retirement) and taxes—they all go hand in hand, right? We have all heard the saying, “Only two things you have to do in

life—die and pay taxes.”  While that may be When it comes to catastrophic

true, you certainly don’t want to pay the gov-

events, accidents and lawsuits can be

ernment more than you have to, since they

financially devasting. Property dam-

do so well with what we pay them now. There

age and bodily injury liability are wild

are legal strategies that allow you to keep

RIGHT? It’s the year where our

cards and can escalate quickly. Recently,

more of your money. Set a goal to find out

vision should be a perfect 20/20. Too

a young woman posted some derogatory

and implement how to have a stream of tax-

often our 20/20 vision is actually per-

remarks about a purchase she had made

free cash flow in your retirement years.

fected by looking back and saying, “I

over the internet. The remarks went a bit

In our current culture, there is a lot out

should have done ______.” You know

far, and she was sued for her slanderous

there to cloud our vision when it comes to

the saying, “Hindsight is always 20/20.”

remarks. She decided that she did not need

your insurance and finances. There is the

When it comes to your insurance and

personal injury coverage, and the judgment

gecko, the elephant, the zebra, the emu and

finances, it doesn’t have to be blurry.

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others all vying for your business. It’s a real

Let’s make this year one of perfect

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vision by doing just a little prep work

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a little time preparing, you’ll be able to appre-

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SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT AND K ALE SAL AD

INGREDIENTS + 5-7 Tuscan kale stems + 1 pound Brussels sprouts + 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds + 1 Gala apple, thinly sliced DRESSING + 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil + Juice from 1 orange + 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard + 1/2 red onion, minced + 1 tablespoon salt + 1 tablespoon black pepper METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Once heated, put sunflower seeds on a sheet pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.  2. Meanwhile, prepare salad. De-rib the kale, place each leaf on top of one another, roll tightly and slice so that the kale forms thin strips. Put kale into a bowl. To slice Brussels sprouts, cut the end off each, slice in half lengthwise, put both halves face down and thinly slice. Once all the Brussels sprouts are chopped, put into the bowl with kale. Toss in apple slices. 3.  To prepare the dressing, combine the lemon juice, mustard, onion, salt and pepper. Stir and add in olive oil. Pour dressing over salad and massage with your hands for a few minutes. This will help the bitterness of the kale and sprouts to break down.  4. Top with roasted sunflower seeds and serve.  5. If you have time, allow the salad to sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so the dressing soaks into the salad well.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

ROSEMARY MASHED SWEET POTATOES WITH TOASTED PECANS

INGREDIENTS + 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed + 1 teaspoon garlic powder + 1 tablespoon salt + 1/2 tablespoon black pepper + 1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped + 1 tablespoon butter (I used vegan butter) + 2 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk) + 1 cup pecans, chopped + 1/4 cup maple syrup METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 F and bring a large pot of water to boil. 2. Stir maple syrup into pecans. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper and pour on pecans. Roast for about 7-10 minutes, watching closely being sure not to overcook. 3. Pour cubed sweet potatoes into water and allow to cook until soft. Strain water and pour into large bowl. Mix in garlic, salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon rosemary, butter and milk. 4. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes and seasoning together. Pour mixture into a 13-by-9-inch casserole dish. 5. Once cooked, stir pecans together with remaining rosemary and sprinkle with salt if desired. Pour pecans over sweet potatoes and serve warm. 6. To reheat, place dish in the oven at 350 F for about 15-20 minutes. AHappyHealthyHeart.com Instagram: @ahappyhealthyheart 58

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visit, take the 45-minute tour and tast-

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band music and teach all the different

ing, held every hour until 4 p.m. with an

People and Places signed and inscribed

types of dances from the Lindy Hop to

entertaining guide. They’ll show you the

by Walt Disney himself. Every so often,

the Charleston. This vintage exercise

stillhouse behind-the-scenes, delve into

Landmark hosts a book signing with

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Williamson County’s rich distilling his-

a renowned author, such as Karen

good for the soul. Grab a partner and get

tory and give you all the fun facts about

Kingsbury. It’s your opportunity to ask

social at their weekly dances or class

making your favorite drinks.

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KRISTEN CAISSIE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF MOON CANYON DESIGN CO., created this beautiful flower arrangement as part of Jenni Kayne’s floral encyclopedia. This lush arrangement is comprised of early spring blooms arranged in a ceramic vase. The wabi-sabi aesthetic of the handmade vessel adds to the arrangement’s playful proportions. Earthy yellows, rich greens, and a touch of blue tell a color story that’s unexpected, yet warm and welcoming. Perfectly undone early spring blooms (Kristen’s favorite to design with) emphasize the meeting place of winter and spring. CONTINUED >

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TWEEDIA LADY SLIPPER Characterized by the slippershaped pouch (or labellum) that sits between the petals, these orchids range in color from white and yellow to a deep pink and purple. The lady slipper might take four to sixteen years to produce a bloom, but it’s worth the wait— in comparison to other, more temperamental orchids, this type can be considered fairly low-maintenance.

RANUNCULUS Also known as the buttercup, these spring bloomers are coveted for their delicate layers of petals, resembling ruffled tissue or crepe. In a wide range of vivid shades, ranunculus can bloom from late winter to early summer.

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NARCISSUS Daffodils are instantly recognizable by their six petals surrounding a trumpet-like corona, most often in variances of white, yellow, or both. The ubiquity of the daffodil dates back to ancient times, both medicinally and botanically. They have been said to get their name because the image of languid daffodils along a stream evoke the image of Narcissus gazing into his reflection.

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event is limited to 100 participants.

Cunningham’s annual holiday jazz

Gifford will all be on hand for the fes-

Call 615.794.2103 to register.

show features a swinging band, hol-

Eastern Flank Battlefield

grounds

of

Eastern

Flank

tivities. FranklinTN.gov

iday classics and a special appear-

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HOLIDAY SPIRITS COCKTAIL FESTIVAL

ance by members of her family. DebbieCunninghamJazz.com

LEIPER'S FORK CHRISTMAS PARADE Historic Leiper's Fork

Leiper's

Fork

Christmas

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Factory at Franklin

The

Stroll through The Factory at Franklin

Parade is the wackiest parade in

sipping festive cocktails, listening to

the area! There are  tractors, old

music and waving to the big man in

cars and trucks, lots of floats, peo-

Arts Center

red himself! Tickets include 12 sam-

ple dressed in crazy costumes,

Brighten up your holiday season

ple-sized cocktails, photos with Santa

pigs, dogs, horses, donkeys, mules,

with award-winning comedian Leslie

and Yuletide music and activities.

horses and buggies, chuckwagons,

Norris Townsend! One of America's

Food and full-sized drinks will be avail-

horse-drawn wagons and, of course,

funniest clean comediennes, Leslie

able for purchase as well. This event

Santa! Join us for a day of super fun

has been featured on The Tonight

supports TennGreen, a statewide land

and Leiper's Fork country charm!

Show and TBN’s Huckabee. This holi-

conservancy. HolidaySpiritsTN.com

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Williamson County Performing

LESLIE NORRIS TOWNSEND Wiliamson County Performing

day celebration will open with the rich

14–15

vocal stylings of the Belles of Franklin

DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS

enjoy. AcademyParkTN.WCParks

presenting seasonal favorites. Join us for a festive treat the whole family will AndRec.com/tickets_and_event

Main Street in Downtown Franklin

The

Heritage

Foundation

of

Jim Warren Park

Williamson County's 35th Annual

The Franklin Kiwanis Christmas

Dickens of a Christmas, presented

Parade is a gift to the city of Franklin

by First Citizens National Bank is

from the Kiwanis Club of Historic

Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor

Downtown

Winding

Christmas festival, returning this year

through the streets of downtown

on Dec. 14–15. The festival  recreates

We are always accepting sub-

Franklin, the parade is a celebra-

the time of Charles Dickens in historic

missions for events you'd like to

tion of the holidays and the official

downtown Franklin amidst Victorian

see included in our Calendar sec-

welcome of Santa Claus to Franklin.

architecture. Some 200 musicians,

tion. Submissions are accepted

Come join the parade!

dancers and characters fill the streets.

via

WilliamsonHeritage.org/Dickens

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PARTING THOUGHTS

D o J u st 4 T h i n g s VALET TIPS FROM A+ PARKING SERVICES

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON AND MARIA DINOIA

AS RESTAURANTS, RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS AND OTHER BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO FLOOD THE AREA, PARKING IS AT A PREMIUM. It’s hard to find a spot these days, and many places

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are turning to valet services. Here are some suggested tips to make your valet experience easy and amiable:

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BE COURTEOUS FOR BETTER SERVICE.

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LOST TICKET? The overall retrieval process always moves more quickly

when the valets don’t have to search for vehicles. At the point of

Like anyone, valet attendants are much more responsive to

discovering tickets are nowhere to be found, it’s nice, but not nec-

drivers who are respectful and pleasant. Treat the valet with the same

essary, to offer a small tip  for the inconvenience. To help address

respect you like to receive. A little kindness goes a long way, espe-

this potential situation, A+ keeps data on all the vehicles they park

cially if they’re working in harsher weather or temperatures. When

by using software that records vehicle make, color and the ticket

first pulling up to the curb, stay with the vehicle until a valet greets

number awarded. Check to see if your valet does the same.

you and retrieves your keys. Wait to receive a proper ticket so the valets know which vehicle is yours. 

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ENTIRE KEY RING OR JUST “VALET” KEY?

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TIPPING? Tipping is  a nice gesture and is always appreciated.  Lori

Griffin, A+ marketing and sales manager, says most attendees at pri-

It’s mainly personal preference, but the valet should have the

vate events assume gratuities are prepaid, when they are not, 90% of

car key with the remote control fob. This is extra insurance that the

the time. Whether paying a standard fee, or valet parking is offered

valet will find your car quickly; if necessary, they can use the remote

on a complimentary basis, tipping is still customary. The going rate

to locate your car by flashing the lights or sounding the horn. If a

is $3 to $5 per vehicle.

single key is preferred, take the key off before arriving at your destination to avoid delays in traffic flow.

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