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FEATURES PEOPLE 26 | LEGENDS IN LEIPER'S FORK Carolyn and Del Bryant's low-key life
KACEY MUSGRAVES 2019's red carpet wonder rings in the holiday season
STYLE & BEAUTY
60 | CLOSET DIARIES At home with a top celebrity stylist
68 | EXPERTS TO KNOW Personal service providers we love
76 | EVENT-WORTHY BEAUTY What's inside a makeup artist's bag
LIVING 82 | ROCK N ROLL STYLE Hannah Crowell's take on modern interiors
88 | FAMILY AFFAIR
THE COAT EDIT Jessi Alexander models the season's cold-weather fashion at one of the city's most beautiful estates
Chad James designs for Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon
94 | THE ULTIMATE WINE DINNER An Italian dinner party featuring STING's new wine collection
101 | MIXING IT UP Winter cocktail recipes
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hat a privilege it is to share the stories of so many interesting individuals! As we put together our final issue of 2019, several consistencies came to light. Of course this issue didn’t start out with an intent to include a common bond involving such a diverse collection of people, but that is exactly how it ended up. One of the most obvious threads evident on our pages is through the fearless females shaping new paths without concerns about the rules, the past, or even about what’s next. This ‘leap of faith’ mentality is nothing to fear, but one that those included in this edition embrace and are taking to the next level.
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Kacey Musgraves definitely isn’t known for walking the line when it comes to country music standards. In fact, even though country radio tried to keep her music within conventional boundaries, she kept on honing her craft until she broke records on the Grammy stage this year taking home more statues than most male artists in the genre have ever dreamed of receiving. That same non-conformist attitude is apparent in Jessi Alexander. She’s chosen to avoid the hassle and red-tape of the old-school recording model to just produce the music she wants, when she wants. Like Kacey, it is her truth and her own path which sets a strong example for those courageous enough to follow. Even those outside of entertainment are paving their own way. Courtney Kivela Robinson left a comfortable and coveted top corporate position because she wanted more. Since taking that step, she has proven to be a true influence in the fashion styling world completely on her own merit and her own terms. The same is true of interior designer Hannah Crowell and clothing line founder Brittney Kelley. So many inspirational spirits have shared their stories with us for this issue, and we can’t wait to see what kind of impact it might have on those of you who are just waiting to follow your own dreams. All of these women share conviction and dedication to their vision, which is something I can personally identify with. I feel it in my own heart and experience it from those I work with daily. There is none of this self-serving business in our world, just an honest group of individuals who believe in themselves and in each other. Not only am I grateful to have that in my life but to see it in so many others influencing our community. It is absolutely thrilling to be sharing the stories of so many independent talents and even more rewarding to make friends along the way. I can’t think of a better way to head into a new year than highlighting these phenomenal trendsetters.
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Use a thick balm cleanser, a rich cleansing oil or a nourishing cleansing cream applied to dry skin over makeup, massage in, then rinse w/a warm washcloth. A rich body oil on my body before and after bath or shower. And a thick lip balm day and night.
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Book a one-way flight to Iceland. Visit Husavik for some whale watching, escape to Hornstrandir, visit Blue Lagoon for a little retreat, & catch the northern lights.
Milton White NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS?
A few years ago, my resolution was to try to stop assuming and jumping to conclusions (we all do it). I had a better year as a result, so I make that my resolution every year.
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Acres One of the music industry’s most dynamic couples leave a high-profile NYC lifestyle for the joys of embracing casual elegance in the country BY STACIE STANDIFER PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
he story of Del and Carolyn Bryant is truly legendary. He was born into one of music’s most renowned musical families and she gave up her native NYC home to follow her two loves toward a less complicated existence. Carolyn claims that their 27-year marriage really was born from love at first sight when they met through connections of mutual friends in New York. The second love came along a few years later when their son, Tad, was born. It was from Tad's desire that their life overhaul began as he recognized the value of cleaner living at an early age. Carolyn attests the start of his curiosity stems from reading the Little House on the Prairie book series, which instantly prompted his desire for farm life. So, once Del retired from his position of heading up the global operations for BMI in 2014, they headed back to his roots to start a new chapter. They didn’t leave their sense of style in the city, but instead have closets full of designer frocks that speak to their years of attending events and working in NYC. But they also don’t take themselves too seriously, despite the family wealth and owning thousands of acres in Williamson County, as well as a home on Shelter Island. With an extended group of friends and visitors including wildly famous personalities, their home is in a way a reflection of Del’s childhood in Tennessee. “As children,” Del remembers, “we didn’t really realize that our folks were any different from anyone else’s parents, except that we knew they were home more. I grew up thinking everyone was in the music business. I knew there were firemen, doctors and lawyers, but that wasn’t who came to our house all the time.” Regular visitors included Don Gibson, Faron Young, Chet Atkins, The Everly Brothers, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Little Jimmy Dickens, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Tex Ritter, Patsy Cline and Burl Ives. They were all in the living room at one time or another.
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On her: Black and purple ensemble, personal collection; Marli art deco style ring and bracelet, King Jewelers On him: Etro ensemble
The couple does entertain frequently, and the house is filled with fresh flowers for impromptu dinner parties. However, their primary focus day-to-day is raising their son, Tad. “Having a teenager also gets you out of attending things sometimes, since we really are still in the phase of seeing to schoolwork and assignments with him,” says Del. Although he was born with some challenging health issues and has struggled physically to overcome them, Tad has been a driving force of the family’s activities from an early age. His ideas to help others are boundless, and he founded his own charitable foundation (HeadsUpPennyFoundation.org) at an early age. It is work for that growing foundation that now takes up the majority of Carolyn’s time as Tad attends school in downtown Nashville’s Templeton Academy. For a former Merrill Lynch broker, model and actress it is quite a switch, but one that she embraces fully. In fact, the entire family takes giving back very seriously as they feel that their heritage demands being proper stewards of all that they have been given. The most active party when it comes to extending that passed-down legacy is Del. Along with his brother Dane, he keeps charge of the countless tasks involved with protecting, promoting and honoring the musical catalogs created by their parents, Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. While those names might not be instantly recognizable to those outside of the music industry, they are likely two of the most important figures ever to impact Nashville’s musical influence which is still thriving today. They were the first people to move to the city to develop a career in songwriting, which is hard to imagine now with a thriving community
of publishing houses and songwriters fueling our economy and creative scene. Thousands of songs including multi-general hits such as “Love Hurts,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Hey, Joe,” and “Rocky Top”. Their influence impacted every genre and their hits recorded by the world’s most famous artists are too many to count. Having so much experience with this musical legacy and the rewards it has offered to future generations gives Del a unique perspective on advising songwriters and artistic creators today. He is avidly against selling copyrights, with full belief that there is always more opportunity for a living work in the future, even if it isn’t presently evident to the creator. “You have to think of the value longterm, not in the cash value of the day,” he explains. “There is no measure of what a work could bring financially over 25 years, and songwriters need to think in those terms. Instead of thinking about what a song or catalog can sell for today, writers should put that energy into their next song. To have inherited the fortune that we have and to have held the copyrights over the years thanks to our parents is beyond fortunate, and we know this. There is tremendous gratitude but also responsibility.” He goes on to ask the question, “What do you do with luck?” answering with a chuckle, “well, you do what you can”. That is exactly what he plans to do along with Dane, Carolyn and Tad as they build upon the treasure trove of love and talent that they hope will continue to entertain and inspire others for years to come.
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LEIPER’S FORK LIFE Upon first glance, it might seem that the Bryant’s home in Leiper’s Fork is the typical abode of a Williamson County family seeking a bit of space and solitude. But when entering the house after coming up the winding hill drive, it becomes clear that this is not your average farmhouse. While not large or imposing, it is laced with design elements that you might find in a well-appointed estate in The Hamptons or another metropolitan escape. Since moving to the area 5 years ago, Carolyn and Del have made this secluded spot their home by incorporating their shared sense of style and impeccable taste throughout the property while keeping their plan for simple living top of mind in every facet of the space. Carolyn brought in one of her dear friends, NYC designer James Huniford of Huniford Design Studio to design the interiors. With soft color palettes and statement art pieces, he created the perfect home for entertaining and family enjoyment. The impressive furnishings and accents may feel uptown, but a walk into the well-used farm-style kitchen instantly reminds you that this is the country. They enjoy harvesting a big garden and preserving the bounty in an expansive pantry. Cooking and baking are big household activities, as are canning and freezing produce from their own land. They also keep chickens for fresh eggs, with the flock easily coming when called for feeding and treats.
A YEAR OF CELEBRATION If you would like to experience a bit of what this legacy of talent is all about, there are multiple ways to see and hear firsthand all that their work has impacted over the years. Throughout Tennessee and beyond, there is much celebration of the Bryant’s contributions to music in 2019 and 2020. Much of that is centered around the fact that February 2020 would have marked Boudleaux’s 100th birthday as well as the 75th marriage anniversary for the couple. The Nashville community has certainly embraced the Bryant's legacy with a number of major recognitions. Currently, this includes an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame documenting the Bryant’s songwriting journey as well as a newly added BMI Award for their song “Rocky Top.” The Nashville Symphony is hosting a special evening in February involving their music and The Peach Pickers will be paying tribute to their songs at The Ryman and the Georgia Music Foundation in July. There is also quite a bit of excitement about the water element being added to the Musica statue at the roundabout on Music Row, with the fountains being named in their honor. Merchandise is also involved, including special boxed sets of recordings, some never released previously. A great deal of the proceeds from all of these efforts will go directly to Tad’s foundation and used for distributing to multiple causes in need throughout the area.
On her: Oscar de la Renta Sweater and Pant in crème; Temple Saint Clair drop earrings and ring, King Jewelers On him: Tom Ford ensemble Photos by Alaina Mullin Styling by Carolyn Bryant & Stacie Standifer Glam by Mark Evans of Trumps Using Jane Iredale Cosmetics and Kérastase hair products. Pieces of her wardrobe provided by Gus Mayer.
Ribbons & Bows How one Texas-to-Nashville girl is bringing entertainment home for the holidays BY STACIE STANDIFER | PHOTOS BY ANNE MARIE FOX Leave it to firecracker Kacey Musgraves to bring even more excitement and entertainment to fans after already having what most would consider to be an unbelievably impactful year. She blew fans away after taking home the Grammy’s highest honor, Album of the Year (in all genres, not just country album, which she also received), as well as a handful of others – collecting a total of four Grammys in one night! This was followed by winning an ACM award for Golden Hour in Las Vegas. She then went on to wow fans and fashion insiders with her Met Gala look for the Camp themed celebration. Transforming into a reallife Barbie, complete with the pink car, was an epic moment that will undoubtedly reside on style sites for years to come. All the while, Kacey has been on the road playing shows, including headlining the biggest music festivals in the country and making television appearances. The singer-songwriter has been featured as the cover girl for several magazines, including Marie Claire, Glamour, Paper, Billboard and Variety – to name a few – as well as a number of other publications and websites. In addition, she was honored to join forces with Willie Nelson for a fabulous live duet performance at the CMA Awards. And if all of these achievements weren’t impressive enough, Kacey managed to take home one of the CMA’s most prestigious accolades: Female Vocalist of the Year. In short, Kacey’s year has been beyond eventful. 32 | NASHVILLEEDIT.COM
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Instead of taking it easy in the final months of 2019, Kacey has taken on another challenge that will likely introduce her to an entirely new fan base. This holiday season, her special, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, streaming on Amazon Prime Video will certainly be ‘on-repeat’ in households everywhere, along with favorite seasonal movies that never get old. Her star-studded show includes an entire roster of famous friends and faces in a variety format, as well as music collaborations with Fred Armisen on “Silent Night,” Camila Cabello on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” James Corden on “Let it Snow,” Zooey Deschanel on “Mele Kalikimaka,” and Lana Del Rey on “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Kacey’s beloved Nana is even involved in the mix. With lots of sparkle in the wardrobe, relatable humor, and ‘Spacey Kacey’s’ version of holiday cheer, this special is sure to be the most-watched show on the streaming platform. Just like everything else she touches, people cannot get enough of all things Kacey, no matter what some small-minded critics may have said about her in the past. Kacey’s no stranger to critical voices, as she’s been appearing in front of people since before she was 10 years old. Since becoming a truly recognized talent in terms of awards and industry critics, Kacey remains true to her craft and to herself, despite a bit of backlash. Aside from her powerful songwriting, it is that authentic spirit that makes her such a fan-favorite. Mainstream country radio hasn’t been her priority, but if you do your homework, you will find that no one treasures the genre more. Just watching her video on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s website about the current exhibit (up until June 2020) in her honor demonstrates how truly humble she is at heart. Her mentors Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn weren’t always path-followers, either. Like the legendary icons that came before her, Kacey’s shaking things up, but for her own generation of followers. We love her for her daring style, the way she freely uses expletives, and for speaking her mind on topics from gun control to gay rights. Instead of conforming to the typical country music mold, Kacey’s paving her own path for the next generation to be more open in both their musical and personal lives. Who doesn’t envy that kind of influence? Our eyes will be glued to Amazon from now until January, soaking up her spirit via The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, which will be one of the best holiday gifts for all things entertainment this year.
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Life After Loss Anastasia Brown talks to her girl crush contemporaries about surviving and thriving after personal tragedy BY ANASTASIA BROWN PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
n this Instagram era, a “perfect life” appears to be the norm. I know from experience, however, that that is far from reality. After losing a soul mate or a child, a job or a life you once loved, reality hits hard, the darkness sets in and questions abound. As I go into a deep dive with two women I’ve had girl crushes on for decades, we approach these emotional stories with the frame of mind of a survivor, not a victim. In all honesty, I believe our shared great loss is one of the reasons both of these friendships developed such an unbreakable bond. When I asked a Hall of Fame songwriter and a celebrity beauty stylist to open up about their stories, they were both hesitant. They pretty much echoed the same message: “I don’t want people to define me by my tragedy but by my creativity.” Well, they don’t have to worry because the creative thumbprints they’ve each already left in their respective industries are much more pronounced than all they’ve had to overcome. Nashville’s treasure Matraca Berg wrote her first number one song at the age of 18 and is one of the youngest inductees in history into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nashville’s best-kept style secret, Melanie Shelley, was in Monte Carlo, Monaco, working with Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman when I did this interview.
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songs for Tammy Wynette, George Jones and Nancy Sinatra, to name a few). They promptly co-wrote the song “Faking Love,” which was recorded by T.G. Sheppard and Karen Brooks. “We were driving in Mom’s car the first time I heard it on the radio,” Matraca remembers. Her mother pulled the car over and asked her how it felt: “It was surreal, and I wanted to give her that feeling so badly.” By the time Matraca was 18, that song had gone to #1 on the charts, and one year later Icie got sick. Matraca was 20 when her mother passed away, and her world changed in an instant. Her mother was only 40 years old. “I was so young when she died and we were extremely close,” she says. “She taught me how to write songs and live life. When she passed I lost my best friend, I lost my mother and I lost my writing partner. After I recovered from the initial grief, the one thing I could do to honor her was to do my music and do it well. That’s what drove me for a really long time—I wanted my mom to be proud.”
THE ENCHANTING TROUBADOUR When I first met Matraca Berg, I was intimidated by her and thought she was a bit snobbish; as it turns out, she thought the same of me. Then one day we were involved in a “fashion junkie” garage sale with several other local trendsetters. We ended up working the cash register together and our “girl-mance” began. But let’s rewind for a minute to before the awards, gowns and accolades. As a young girl Matraca essentially grew up on Music Row, surrounded by singers, writers and musicians. Her mother, Icie Calloway, moved to Nashville in her teens in the ’60s while pregnant with Matraca, to pursue a career in songwriting. In those days, a young girl didn’t raise a baby alone, so she gave Matraca up for adoption. Crying herself to sleep every night for a week, Icie returned to the orphanage to get her baby back. When Matraca was two years old her mother married nuclear physicist Ron Berg, who legally adopted her. Her mother’s songwriting career didn’t take off, so she transitioned into nursing, yet she encouraged Matraca to go for it. “I watched what it did to Mom’s soul,” she recalls. “She loved being a nurse, but she loved music even more. So I was very careful to avoid some of the pitfalls that held her back.” At the ripe age of 15, Matraca got serious about songwriting. Her mother taught her everything she knew, and they began to write together. While her mother wasn’t a hit songwriter, Matraca’s God-given talent was strong enough to attract the interest of acclaimed songwriter Bobby Braddock (who penned legendary
While the hits were adding up, Matraca found and married her soul mate, Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Then, in 2008, she got a call from the Songwriters Hall of Fame—she was getting inducted as one of the few female writers ever, and one of the youngest in history to be inducted, male or female. The blessings were flowing to this couple, proving that there is life after loss. O f c o u r s e, a s w i t h everything in life, change is always on the horizon. Fast-forward to 2017, to a time when they suffered more loss than they ever could have predicted. Jeff lost his mother, brother and son within two years. After 26 years of marriage, their foundation (and entire world) was on shaky ground. “The way we grieved was very different,” she recalls. “We couldn’t find each other. We were looking at each other like, ‘Who are you?’ We lost sight of one another for a while. It took therapy and time to find each other again. That’s when the healing started coming.” After coming out on the other side of that pain, Matraca has learned to fight her tendency to isolate, to get outside of herself and go do something for somebody else. “It’s dark in there if you stay in there all alone,” she notes. When I ask her about her future and the songwriters she mentors, she lights up. “I feel a change in the air—these young female writers coming up can play! And they’re all so beautiful.” When I ask her about her next record, she grins and responds, “I would love to make a record like Harvest one day,” referring to Neil Young’s masterpiece. My subconscious has already pre-ordered it. Let Matraca’s amazing life today remind us that we all go through peaks and valleys, but there will be a sun shining on the other side.
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A SELF-PROCLAIMED VI S UA L A RT I ST FO R H U MAN S I met Melanie Shelley back in the mid-’90s when all we had were our dreams and innocent hearts. She had this amazing gift—the ability to really understand your hair, brows and face intimately and immediately. This is how she enhances beauty, by starting at the source. Brick by brick, hour after hour, Melanie eventually built the first fashion-forward salon for men and women in Nashville. Splitting time between NYC and Nashville for 12 years, she maintained a humble charm while importing high fashion looks into our then-small city decades ago. She never followed trends, but she definitely created them. In 1998, while tapping her savings and securing bank loans to establish the legendary salon and barbershop TRIM, in 12South, she fell in love with a musician. She knew nothing about him aside from his Scottish accent and his musical gifts. Love came fast and deep for Stuart Adamson, frontman and songwriter of the rock band Big Country. On the heels of several hits, SNL perfor mances and Grammy nominations, he was bold. “When he first asked me out I hesitated,” Melanie remembers. “I was still reeling from a breakup. We had an instant, deep connection, but I was scared. A few weeks after we met, he flew up to surprise me. It was happening too quickly, so I gave him ‘the talk’ to slow down. He went quiet, then he got down on his knees, took both my hands in his and said, ‘I want to be in your life forever, as friends or lovers. Whichever way it is, I’ll take it.’ His eyes were sparkling—I could literally see his love for me in his eyes. Something changed in me at that moment: I believed that true love was real. He was my best friend, just like he said, then he became my husband in 1999.” During Melanie’s early rise in her career, Stuart’s addiction struggles resurfaced for the first time in over a decade. Love sometimes can’t stop those demons, no matter how big the love is. What started as a certain love for Melanie turned into confusion, as Stuart sustained several unexplained disappearances, long stints in rehab and a frightening DUI that left her shaken to the core. One day Melanie was expecting Stuart to return home from a tour, but he never walked through the door. She had no idea where he was, so she began frantically contacting mutual friends and eventually the police, all to no avail. I was there during that sad period, and as I write this I’m crying. Thankfully, I was strong at the time, so I was able to lean in and support this amazing woman. To bring joy back into her life and celebrate our friend in a time of struggle, a group of friends planned a 33rd birthday party. On the day of her birthday, in the middle of her search for Stuart, Melanie slipped down a flight of stairs and fell onto a heavy iron sconce, which plunged into her back, impaling her so deeply that it collapsed her lung and nearly came through to the other side of her body, but thankfully missed her vital organs. While visiting her in the hospital, I saw the damage of her petite, speared body and I also saw her strength.
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Then, on Dec. 16, 2001, Stuart was found dead in a hotel room in Hawaii. He had committed suicide by hanging himself—her soul mate and best friend. There was nothing she could have done; she’d tried everything and felt totally helpless. Despite both of these horrific moments in her life happening simultaneously, Melanie never complained and only felt concern for Stuart, never herself. How does one move forward? “Once I was strong enough, I dove into my work,” she recalls. “I thought if I could wake up and make art, the best art I could create, then the sadness would not be the biggest part of my life.” Fast-forward to today—as I interview her while she’s working in Monaco with Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, her life is different than she’d ever imagined. I start by asking her how she got her happiness back. “In hindsight, 20 years later, I realize I’ve lived the past 18 years of my life looking through a frame where only I can see, which is inside my loss,” she confides. “Everybody thought my life was in focus, yet I only saw blurry edges of lost love, keeping out happiness, holding new life at a distance. Recently I heard a voice in my head ask, ‘What if I wasn’t so sad inside? Who would I be?’ Since I’ve pondered that, I’ve noticed that the ‘frame’ is fading away. What a gift. I feel boundary-less, which is so freeing, but also risky. You don’t know what life will be without sadness. But you have to find out.” That was then, of course, and this is now. Melanie has never stopped working tirelessly, making sure her artists and all of her clients look beautifully authentic and, most importantly, relishing her most serious job, raising her twins as a single mom. When I asked her about her new norm, she smiled and replied, “I feel like since I started to see life through a brighter lens it made me feel more confident. When I’m dealing with highlevel clients, I speak my mind more. I feel like there’s wisdom in me about what works and what doesn’t work. The best way to serve is to be honest and direct. No kid gloves anymore. There is a reason that kid gloves are called kid gloves, and there’s a reason they need to be taken off.” Working with accomplished artists like Keith, Nicole, Martina McBride, Naomi Watts and so many more, she feels most fulfilled doing her part in keeping them rising on their journey. I asked her to share a pinch-yourself moment during this new chapter. There are almost too many to share. Working with Keith when he won an ACM and CMA’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, just last year is at the top of her list. Also attending the Prada runway show with Nicole Kidman during Milan Fashion Week is in the top 5, obviously: “There’s nothing more exciting than to be at the pinnacle of culture at the moment it’s happening and then to see your work splashed all over outlets across the globe,” she gushes. “I have so much more appreciation now for these opportunities, but especially for the people who are there to love me when I’m home just being me.” The music industry has lost too many loved ones this year. I believe that means we all need to create in their honor. In addition to Matraca and Melanie, I too have experienced great loss and the common theme to overcome it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and engage in the present. Whatever it is that you do, during your darkest times, focus on creating the best that you can and giving outside of yourself. Tis’ the season, God bless you, your family and chosen family.
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FALL HIGHLIGHTS While we move into the holiday season, we look back on a few of our favorite charity events that were not to be missed: Mad Hatter to benefit the Sexual Asssault Center, CigArt to benefit the Oz Artsâ€™ mission to support contemporary arts, and King Jewelers partnered with Roman Josi to launch NORQAIN watches at the Dream Nashville. ROMAN & ELLIE JOSI PHOTOS BY ADRIAN MORALES
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ARNITA & TIM OZGENER
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RYAN & JAMI MILLER
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ROCK THE CRADLE The Saint Thomas Health Foundation hosted Rock the Cradle at the Loveless Barn in support of newborns in need at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and the Beaman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Co-chaired by Music Row executives Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson, the TOM & CORDIA HARRINGTON, ANITA HOGAN, CHRIS & LAUREN TUFTON
heart-warming evening featured a silent and live auction, dinner and cocktails from The Loveless CafÃ©, followed by a private concert with country sensation Wynonna. PHOTOS BY ADRIAN MORALES
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CHIC AWARENESS A fashionable evening of spreading awareness for ovarian cancer took place at Analog at Hutton Hotel at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Chic Awearness. Started by ovarian cancer survivor Marci Houff, attendees enjoyed a night of delicious snacks, their signature “Butterfly Kiss” cocktails, and a lively fashion show from beloved vendors like Gus Mayer, Billy Reid, H. Audrey and more. Since its founding year, Chic Awearness and the T.J. Martell Foundation have raised more than $400,000 for local ovarian cancer awareness, support, and research.
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GARDEN HARVEST CELEBRATION To celebrate the return of fall, The Nashville Edit hosted a Garden Harvest Celebration at Green Door Gourmet in partnership with Wells Fargo Private Bank to benefit the Nashville Food Project. Guest Chef Robbie Wilson of Le Fantastique in San Francisco and Bird Dog Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA joined with Chef Richard Jones of Green Door Gourmet to create a stunning meal of fresh flavors using ingredients from the farm. Woodford Reserve and Mark & Schuhle supplied the libations and pairings for the dinner. Guests ended the evening with performances by two awardwinning songwriting talents, Tim Nichols and Jason Sellers. PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
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HERMITAGE GALA The Omni Nashville played host to the 2019 Hermitage Gala. Kim Holbrook and Robin Puryear chaired the beautiful event with Amos Gott as the event designer. Guests started the evening with cocktails and conversation while bidding on the exceptional silent auction. During the meal Robert McDonald and Howard Kittell presented Senator Lamar Alexander with the 2019 Jackson Aw a r d . F u n d s r a i s e d support the Andrew Jackson Foundation and its mission to preserve the homeplace of Andrew Jackson, create learning opportunities, and inspire citizenship through experiencing the life and unique impact of Jackson. PHOTOS BY ADRIAN MORALES
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The 46th Annual Heritage Ball which serves as a fundraiser for Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, celebrated the “peoples of Tennessee” and their rich heritage and spirit at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park. Chaired by Senator Bill and Tracy Frist, the evening was highlighted with performances by the Fisk Jubilee Singers and Kix Brooks. Guests were surprised when Reba McIntyre joined Brooks on stage for several songs. The evening came to a close with guests dancing the night away to the sounds of the Craig Duncan Orchestra.
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Gianni Bini red felt 3/4 length coat, Dillardâ€™s; Ulla Johnson Boots; For Love and Lemons nude body suit; rings by Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry
The Outsiders The only really good thing about cold weather is the chance to invest in the most coveted coat designs of the season. From faux furs to work-ready wool options, our Coat Edit includes a few of our favorite picks to stay warm in style. To keep things on the cool side, we recruited one of the most fashionable (and fun) talents making it rain on Music Row to showcase how to bundle up with attitude.
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or this self-proclaimed ‘guy’s girl’, a day of trying on fashion selected by an incredible stylist and getting glam with the help of some of the city’s beauty experts was an unusual treat. From her crazy schedule at home with her boys to the typical co-writes that seem to include lots of testosterone, she’s an unintentional male magnet. That also applies when it comes to the artists that have recorded some of her most popular songs in recent years. If you’re a Blake Shelton fan, then you’re a Jessi Alexander fan, as she has written numerous hits for the chart-topper. But, her first real taste of on-stage success came from writing what is a bit of her own personal story in "The Climb" recorded by Miley Cyrus early in her career. Jessi’s name is well-known and well-received in all circles both on stage and behind the scenes in the music industry and she’s earned her reputation with spirit, grit and a God-given talent that’s evident whenever she picks up her guitar.
While the majority of her working focus has always been on writing hit songs for other recording artists, in early 2020 she is going to be releasing her own record in a collection of songs she describes as “country AF.” After listening to them on repeat, we concur on the country sentiment, but it’s the kind of music you just can’t help but want to hear again. Her voice is powerful, and the lyrics are powerful. While she didn’t set out to release a record, after finding herself coming up with song lyrics that were more autobiographical than a fit for another recording artist, she began to assimilate a selection that would represent her range and would also be a memory and legacy for her children. Luckily, she shares her home with one of Music City’s most acclaimed writers and producers, Jon Randall (‘JR’ to Jessi and his inner circle) who was a huge help and influence in putting the tracks together. While her typical routine includes lots of co-writes with outside contributors and teams, this project was personal and kept close to their hearts, especially hers. From the first track on the record, "Decatur County Red" which references her upbringing in West Tennessee to the up-tempo "Mama Drank", the songs are authentic to her craft and the background behind it. Keep up with her online for the first single releases (jessialexandermusic. com) coming in early 2020. We can’t wait to hear more from this song-writing siren in the year ahead.
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White/tan fur fringed cape, Gus Mayer; Fleur du Mal bodysuit; earrings and rings by Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry; Lizzy Couture necklace, H. Audrey.
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Light pink Mongolian fur coat, Gus Mayer; Lele Sadoughi drop earrings, H. Audrey; Steve Madden white boots, Dillardâ€™s; B-Low the Belt diamante belt, Gus Mayer; rings by Vincent Peach Fine Jewelry
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It’s Coat Season! Getting prepared for all things outerwear... BY JAMI-LYN FEHR In true Nashville fashion, fall came and went, and winter made its brisk entrance. These cooler temperatures (and the coldest days just ahead) mean rediscovering your favorite coats from seasons past and investing (or indulging) in new outerwear. While storage and upkeep may come as an afterthought at the time of purchase, these factors are crucial when it comes to ensuring your outerwear stays in near-perfect condition.
T R E AT YO U R S E L F There are a number of brick-and-mortar locations in Nashville to find this season’s greatest investment outerwear pieces. From popular, coveted designers to smaller, emerging brands, Nashville’s best retailers have a coat for every occasion. Celebrity stylist Claudia Fowler’s boutiques, Haven, Hero, and Parish, are always merchandised with stunning and unique outerwear pieces that won’t be found anywhere else. Run, don’t walk, though, because she often only orders one or two of each coat. Gus Mayer is an obvious Nashville staple and always ensures their shoppers are in the season’s latest styles in everything from leathers, suedes and wools to lavish furs and more. Of course, if you’re hunting for luxury designers, our Green Hills Nordstrom carries pieces that no other locations receive, and you’ll successfully secure the Dior, Celine or Fendi coat of your dreams.
KEEP IT CLEAN Don’t let your coats go seasons without proper care and cleaning. Once you invest in your next fur outerwear piece from Gus Mayer, you can also rely on them for cleaning and any potential alterations. For other fabrics and styles, Oakwood Cleaners sets itself apart by being Nashville’s “greener cleaners,” ensuring a sustainable and earth-friendly dry cleaning experience. While they’re able to tackle anything from standard dry cleaning to purses, linens and drapery, they also pride themselves on their suede and leather services. Through their multiple processes, they’re able to replenish the oils that have been removed over time from leathers.
LOCATION The setting is one of the most gorgeous properties in Nashville looking over 6+ acres on Chickering Road. The home features captivating interior and exterior spaces by the award-winning designer, Ray Booth/ McAlpine House and has been featured in national design publications such as Veranda. It is currently listed for sale and a rare find in the area. For information on the listing and additional photos, visit fridrichandclark.com.
T H E D E TA I LS SIMPLE STORAGE When it comes to furs, there’s no room for error in caring and storage. If you’re in the market for curating the ideal in-home storage situation, California Closets offers a plethora of custom closet configurations to optimize space while safely storing your coats. On a simpler scale, ensuring your pieces are properly hung at home can prolong the life of your outerwear and keep the shoulder structure in tip-top shape. California Closets recommends their premium wood hangers for high-quality garments. Seeking some professional assistance? Henig Furs ensures the utmost care in all areas of upkeep for these precious coats. Henig Furs offers storage in their fur vault, annual conditioning, repairs, monogramming and even fur restyling. Whether you’d like to add a belt or hood, change the sleeves or even change the color, Henig Furs can reimagine your fur and turn it into something completely new. While you’ve got your winter coats out, take advantage of the services Nashville has to offer and don’t forget to properly store your furs come springtime.
H AVE N 1200 Villa Place, Suite 300 Nashville, TN 37212 havenfranklin.com HERO 2306 12th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37204 hero12s.com PA R I S H 411 11th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203 parishnashville.com G U S M AYE R 2132 Green Hills Village Dr. Nashville, TN 37215 gusmayer.com NORDSTROM 2130 Abbott Martin Rd. Nashville, TN 37215 shop.nordstrom.com OA KWO O D C L E A N E R S 73 White Bridge Rd. Nashville, TN 37205 oakwoodcleaners.com CALIFORNIA CLOSETS 420 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 125 Franklin, TN 37067 californiaclosets.com HENIG FURS 4009 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 204 Nashville, TN 37215 henigfurs.com
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At home with international fashion personality, Courtney Kivela Robinson BY STACIE STANDIFER | PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
hen it comes to getting to know a new neighbor, I hit the jackpot with Courtney. At this moment, the backseat of my car is filled with an oversized bag of publications borrowed from her stash. She’s in the same situation, as we have a bit of an exchange thing going on. Until I met this energetic, well-traveled girl-next-door, I don’t believe anyone in my path has been as avid of a collector of print materials and photography as she has proven to be. Upon my first visit to her home, her framed Helmut Newton originals immediately caught my eye as they were resting on shelves stacked to the ceiling with the best magazines of the last two decades. Be still my heart! As it turns out, it’s not just a love for layouts, photo shoots and production that we share. In fact, one of our most interesting conversations entailed how much we both have dealt with in terms of a generation that simply takes so much for granted. While she was earning her degree and working for a demanding designer early on, she went for a full week without sleep. I can relate as when doing something I love, or was in a position to learn, I was always willing to do anything and everything to be involved. We found common ground in a background built on hard work, never asking for special treatment and just absorbing our surroundings at every opportunity. For Courtney, that involved a great deal, as her father (and biggest cheerleader) designed cameras and equipment for Kodak and moved the family to Hong Kong during her tween to teen years. From there, she would move to New Hampshire to complete high school before taking on the Big Apple at 18. She was accepted into FIT in Manhattan after only one interview and worked her fingers to the bone (literally on a sewing machine) until she earned a degree in Fine Arts. Since a young age, she’d dreamt of and worked towards a career in fashion, and she finally garnered the street cred to make it happen. What was supposed to be a short stint in London turned into a long-term stay. She landed a job at Harper’s and Queen (now Harper's Bazaar) while living in an amazing Notting Hill flat with 6 others. She eventually returned to the states at the insistence of her father. No access to a working VISA meant no real income, so her European adventure came to an end. After hearing about Condé Nast job openings in 1999, Courtney found herself in a position to interview with a few of fashion’s most famous editors. Ultimately, she accepted a job assisting a fashion market editor, which meant big budgets, fancy hotels and trips to see couture shows. As glorious as the whirlwind was, she knew that she was primarily drawn to styling, causing her to shift gears and work for a Glamour fashion director. By the age of 26, she had successfully produced her first cover. She proceeded to climb the ranks within the publication and focused on specialty content such as dressing for body type, which has turned out to serve her well in recent years.
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STYLING STATS DREAM CLIENTS Bianca Jagger in the 1970’s and Grace Jones. Wouldn’t that be a trip? CELEBRITY STYLE CRUSH Emmanuelle Alt (the perfect mix of masculine and feminine), Katharine Hepburn (I love how she was androgynous in the 40s-60s when it was unorthodox to be), Anita Pallenberg, and Gigi Hadid. STYLE TREND YOU HATE/WHAT YOU WOULD NEVER WEAR OR STYLE ON SOMEONE Cowl-necks. No matter how young or old you are, they’re even older-looking. Ordinary-looking clothes—everyone has a personality and shouldn’t think they should not be able to show it. BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU SEE ON OTHERS Too put together/ contrived, visible panty lines, revealing too much, wrong and ill-fitting undergarments, and the “X” threads that secure jacket vents (these should be snipped before ever putting the jacket on)! ONE THING THAT ALMOST ANYONE CAN DO TO INSTANTLY IMPROVE THEIR LOOK Have good posture. WHAT PEOPLE SHOULD INVEST IN Great jeans—not only should the right pair fit well, but I believe they can make anyone feel confident. Shoes, especially for men. I tend to look at men’s shoes first-off upon formally meeting them (discreetly, of course). FAVORITE DESIGNERS OF THE MOMENT Hedi Slimane for Celine, Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Ganni, ba&sh, Raisa & Vanessa. JEWELRY SOURCES AND LOVES Cartier (not on purpose; just am naturally drawn to all things Cartier), Ylang 23, Ryan Storer, Randi Williams, Brooke Worthington; Fragments in NYC, and King Jewelers.
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Laura Citron long black and silver polka dot dress with puff shoulder sleeves; Gianvito Rossi black suede ankle wrap heels; Celine gold ‘C’ alphabet necklace; Elle Vail gold chain link ‘K’ necklace; custom family ring by Ray Griffiths; Cartier gold ‘Love’ Bracelet; vintage Cartier wide platinum, diamond & onyx tiger stripe band
MY LOOK GO-TO WORK UNIFORM Usually all black! I opt for jumpsuits, high-top sneakers from APC or Golden Goose, skinny jeans (usually charcoal or black J. Brand, R13), blazers, and printed tees.
FAVORITE PARTY LOOK Sequin jacket w/thin-knit tank top, regular jeans or shiny black jeans, white Saint Laurent studded pumps or a great velvet suit with my fur-lined brocade Gucci slippers.
BIGGEST SPLURGE $2K Balenciaga boots that I STILL don’t know A) how I was able to afford them as a young fashion assistant at Glamour, and B) why I bought them. I literally wore them once though they are pretty rad.
PERSONAL ITEMS YOU TREASURE My family ring that my husband designed, a Rolex watch my dad gave me for my 25th birthday, tiny diamond stud earrings my dad gave me for my 21st birthday, my gold Italian horn necklace, and my husband’s grandmother’s engagement ring.
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ON NASHVILLE BIGGEST STYLE CHANGE YOU’VE NOTICED Since moving to Music City, I’m seeing much livelier street style and smart or daring fashion choices. More people are walking on sidewalks, and in more neighborhoods, which is fabulous (always a New Yorker at heart). FAVORITE SHOPS AND BOUTIQUES Emerson Grace, H Audrey, UAL, and Stacey Rhodes Boutique for clothing. For home, Wilder, Design Within Reach, West Elm, and Nest. RETAILERS YOU’D LOVE TO SEE OPEN IN NASHVILLE NEXT 10 Corso Como, cb2, MATCHESFASHION, and ABC Carpet and Home FOR DATE NIGHT Dinner at the bar at Rolf & Daughters and O-Ku for sushi. FAMILY DINNER Emmy Squared and Nicky’s Coal Fired Pizza. GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT Rare Bird on the rooftop of Noelle. HIDDEN TREASURE My daughters love having picnics downtown near the river on the big grassy steps (probably because it’s near the most amazing old-school candy shop)!
Samba printed silk shirt dress by Ganni; black leather boots by Celine; Rings: 18k gold, diamond & emerald flexible Panthère by Cartier; 18k gold and diamond croissant ring, French, ca. 1960s; Art Moderne architectural platinum & diamond ring, French, ca. 1935; Vintage 18k white gold & diamond wide band and faceted onyx and diamond ring, London, ca. 1970s both by Cartier; 18k gold & diamond Buds & Leaves ring by Jean Schlumberger, French, ca. 1955-1965; Vintage 18k gold, lapis and onyx geometric earrings by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier; Vintage Bulgari 18k gold, black and white enamel, and diamond coiled Serpenti Secret watch. Italian, ca. 1965
BEHIND THE SCENES GLAM : BECAUSE WHO DOESN’T NEED A LITTLE BLING WHEN STRIKING A POSE?
FACE: Kaylee Wilson started with Prep
and Prime Skin from MAC followed by Make Up Forever’s Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (Sephora) blended with Fix It 2-in-1Prime and Conceal by Dior (Dillard’s) and The Cali Contour Palette by Smashbox (Cosmetic Market) followed by Cream Blush by Makeup Forever. Eyeshadows by Violet Voss. Lip Color is Rouge Dior in #426, sensual matte (Dillard’s). Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara by Make Up Forever.
HAIR: Ali Ryan used Liquid Volume
by Unite and The Dry House signature Higher Class CBD Hair Oil for a casual, fuss-free blowout.
JEWELRY : So many incredible
items were on hand thanks to Randi Williams, who brought a swoon-worthy collection of fine vintage pieces from Williams Galleries Fine Period Jewelry.
When she reached a crossroads in her life, forcing her to either enlist as a lifetime editorial workhorse for the conglomerate or build a life, she chose the latter. A husband, kids and a freelance career that still included contributing to her beloved Glamour and other top fashion magazines seemed to be the perfect fit. Soon after going freelance, she developed an explosively successful apron and accessories line with her husband that eventually lead to styling for Food Network personalities. Nashville resident Martina McBride happened to be one of the most style-conscious cooks on television at the time, so the fit seemed natural. She admits she only agreed to move to her husband’s hometown of Nashville because she was "vulnerable and hugely pregnant" with her third daughter. For someone who swore she would never leave New York City, she’s built quite a life with her husband and three lovely, young daughters in Nashville [continued on page 126].
DAY IN THE LIFE EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL Night Owl. My creativity is stronger as the day goes on. Especially if I’m writing. WHAT YOU’RE READING NOW Joyce Maynard’s At Home in the World. WEBSITES YOU FOLLOW/READ The Nashville Edit, Coveteur, Refinery29, NY Post E-Edition, BBC, Decider. GUILTY PLEASURE Sleeping. HOSTESS GIFT YOU LIKE TO GIVE It depends on the person, the moment, or what I’m into at the time. On that note, wine or Champagne; a candle; a Birdkage goodie bag.
Red faux leather puff-sleeved top and pant, Who What Wear; Christian Dior slingback shoes; Vintage 18k David Webb gold choker, American, ca. 1970s; 18k gold and carved coral sautoire by Van Cleef & Arpels, French, ca. 1970s; 18k white gold link bracelet with pavè-set diamonds; 18k white gold bangle with pavè-set diamonds; 18k gold Love bracelet by Cartier; Vintage 18k gold and diamond wire work bracelet by Bulgari. Italian, ca. 1960s; Art Moderne 18k white gold & diamond stirrup bracelet, French, ca. 1950s; 18k rose gold bangle with pavè-set diamonds; Vintage 18k gold and diamond wide link bracelet by Cartier, French, ca. 1980s; Diamond bangles in 18k white, yellow and rose gold; Geometric Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet, French, ca. 1925-30
SIGNATURE DISH TO COOK FOR A DINNER PARTY A cheese & charcuterie board—you can get super creative and have fun with them. I love to use all kinds of unique pastes and compotes. WHAT YOU MISS MOST ABOUT NYC The constant movement and the travel—I love to be spontaneous with travel and that’s easily done from NYC. And the slices! Grabbing a quick slice of pizza in between running around (on foot) while peoplewatching. HABIT YOU’D LIKE TO DEVELOP I’d love to wake up naturally at dawn. NASHVILLEEDIT.COM | 65
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WHO The pros you need to know for looking and feeling top-notch. Finding the right professional to take care of your personal needs and appearance isn’t always easy in a bustling city with new transplants arriving daily. We’ve scoured the shops and asked our most stylish friends and celebrities who they consider to be outstanding when it comes to all things grooming. While there is no shortage of superior talent in and around Nashville, these names are on the tops of the most discriminating lists in town. Here’s our round-up of the personalities recognized for raising the bar on personal care in our star-studded city right at the moment. Now you just need to score an appointment. P H O T O G R A P H Y & W R I T I N G B Y J A M I - LY N F E H R I L L U S T R AT I O N S B Y A S H T O N K R AT KY M O D E L E L L I E O T TAWAY J O S I HMUA ISABELLA ROSALEN Necklace by David Yurman, $11,300; Earrings by David Yurman, $5,500; Dress by Christian Siriano $1,650
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M A K E U P A RT I ST: TA R RYN F E L D M A N ( @TA R RYN F E L D M A N )
“ THE GLAMOUR VIRTUOSO” This master of makeup is constantly on the road with some of Nashville’s beloved women of country music, working her magic. SIGNATURE LOOK: “Definitely a clean and glowy face. I think there’s something about a fresh, clean look that translates well on everyone.” MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS: “Good skincare (Babor, Peter Thomas Roth,
Rodial), tinted moisturizers with at least 35 SPF, brow gel (Boy Brow), lash boost (GrandeLash), a good nude (Nude Envie), and all things Tom Ford!” BEST BEAUTY HACK: “Best beauty hack... well, things I know to be true—wash your face, a wipe isn’t enough. Hemorrhoid cream works to take the puffy eyes down. Using coffee grounds to exfoliate in the shower is awesome!”
MAKEUP ARTIST: ISABELLA ROSALEN (@THEISAROSA)
“MALE GROOMING MAGICIAN” Because men deserve to look and feel their best, too. WHERE HAVE WE SEEN YOUR WORK: “Being based out of Nashville I’ve worked with a lot of musicians like Brett Young, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Dave Cobb, Morgan Evans, Frankie Ballard, and so many others. I love the creativity and drive they put into making music videos, photoshoots and more. Just to be a small part of what they’re creating and working on is an honor and a lot of fun!” MUST-HAVE MEN’S’ PRODUCTS: “I have a few men’s products I can’t groom without and every man needs in their life! For hair styling
products I absolutely love the TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick. It’s a non-greasy wax stick that is amazing for men’s hair—it keeps your hair styled but not greasy or crunchy. This product makes styling your hair easy and comfortable!” MOST MEMORABLE JOB: “My most memorable job would definitely be with singer and songwriter Brandon Jenner. After I did his grooming and he did his interview he took the time to get to know us and our industry. He was hands-down one of the most intelligent, wise, and kind clients I’ve ever gotten to work with.”
S P R AY T A N S : J O U L E S C H A T Z (@BEAUTIFULBYJOULE)
“GODDESS OF THE SUN” This woman gives anyone the tan of a Tahitian vacation without the damage or exhausting heat. PRICE RANGE: “I charge $60 per tan.” SIGNATURE TREATMENT: “All of my clients, celebrity or not, receive the same highquality treatment. I pride myself on delivering a comfortable and professional experience at each appointment. My tanning solution can be tailored to all skin types. This ensures you’ll have the exact glow you’re looking for.”
BENEFITS OF SPRAY TANNING: “Being an esthetician, proper skincare is crucial. By providing a sunless tan, you get the benefits of feeling like you’ve been on a vacation to the Bahamas but without the damaging rays of the sun that cause not only premature aging but skin cancer. Also, as my favorite saying goes, ‘If you can’t tone it, tan it!’ Everyone feels better with a glow!”
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H A I R CUTS: JA K E S E I TC H I K AT S P O K E A N D WE A L (@JAKESEITCHIK)
“ACE OF TRIMS” As Spoke and Weal Nashville’s master stylist, his vision for cutting hair is unparalleled and his execution is equally as impressive. PRICE RANGE: “My haircuts are $150. This service price includes a shampoo, blowdry, haircut (typically done on dry hair), and a finishing style.” SIGNATURE PROCESS: “I have always preferred cutting hair dry, as it allows me to give a more visual, customized haircut to each guest. All Spoke & Weal salons offer great dry cuts,
as we do extensive education on this method with our stylists. When the hair is dry, both my client and I can see the exact length, weight, and movement of their hair.” YOUR FIRST HAIRCUT STORY: “My first haircut out of cosmetology school was when I was an assistant at a salon in Saint Petersburg, Florida. It was a pixie cut. I remember being so uncomfortable charging the woman $30 for a haircut—it seemed too expensive. I’ve come a long way.”
B L O W O U T S : A L I R YA N O F T H E D R Y H O U S E (@THEDRYHOUSEALI)
“ THE BLOWOUT GURU” Owner of Nashville staple The Dry House, NYC-trained Ali Ryan’s blowout bar is as unique as our bustling city. She makes it feel homey but upbeat and personally trains all of the stylists so that they’re well-equipped to handle her most famous clients’ hair at a moment’s notice. You’ll see her backstage and on video shoots when not at the shop.
SIGNATURE LOOK: “The (615)—a good ol’ Southern blowout but with attitude.”
PRICE RANGE: $25 for badass braids, $45 for a full blowout experience from anyone on the team. For Ali’s personal services (which also include cuts, color, and on-location styling), the prices are a bit more but well worth it. She is exceptionally fast and produces styles that last for days. Her clients include Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins, Cassie Kelley, Jake Owen and many more.
BEST WAY TO MAKE A BLOWOUT LAST: “Dry shampoo before bed to prevent sweating in sleep. Putting your hair up in a loose bun on top of your head and using our Dry House satin scrunchies (for sale in the shop) while you sleep helps as well!”
BEST HAIR PRODUCTS OUT THERE: “The new Dry House CBD hair oil ‘Higher Class’ and Unite Texturiza Spray.”
S T Y L I N G : C A R LY R A E C O A D Y O F L O C A L H O N E Y ( @ C A R LY R A E C O A D Y )
“ STYLING SUPERIORITY ” As one of Local Honey’s top stylists, Carly Rae is busy doing all you can imagine when it comes to hair: teaching, styling, coloring, and cutting., PRICE RANGE: “For color, prices range from $165-$400 depending on desired goals and steps needed to get there. Haircuts are $95, and my day rate for shoots/weddings is $950.” SIGNATURE LOOK: “I would say the look and work I gravitate toward is lived-in, natural, dimensional hair. I love to create
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low-commitment looks that don’t require you to be in the salon every six weeks.” AT HOME STYLING PRODUCT ESSENTIALS: “For shampoo, Oribe Signature, Gold Lust or Bright Blonde Shampoo. For conditioner: Oribe Signature, Gold Lust or Bright Blonde Conditioner as well as Evo’s Fabuloso Toning Conditioners! They have all different shades so ask me or your stylist at Local Honey which one is right for you!”
“MAVEN OF STYLE” Styling isn’t all Amanda has to offer (try fashion design, too), but we’re glad she does. SIGNATURE STYLE: “I call it ‘Gemini Style’— always contrasting something bright with something muted, vintage with sometimes new, high with low.” YOUR CAREER STORY: “I first caught the styling bug assisting my brother’s stylist on his first music video, Maroon 5’s ‘Harder to Breathe.’ After learning the ropes in LA, I moved to Nashville and have continued to work on commercials and with artists. Right now I’m focused on LANco, Brett Young and Twenty One Pilots, all of whom I’ve been with for years! When I’m not busy styling, I’m designing collections under my name.” CLOSET STAPLES: “Classic Doc Marten lace-up boots, plenty of bright vintage maxi dresses, perfectly worn vintage tees and obnoxious ‘statement’ pants (I’m coining a new term).”
A LT E R A T I O N S : J E F F L O R I N G O F STITCH IT & CO ( @ ST I TC H I TA N D CO )
“ THE TIP TOP TAILOR” Because all your clothes should feel tailor-made for you. PRICE RANGE: “Alterations pricing is particular to each item, so it’s hard to give an exact price range.” TYPICAL ALTERATIONS: “We offer exclusive alterations for men, women, and children. We do everything from sewing on buttons to couture redesigns. We work with dads, soccer moms, executives, fashion designers, and entertainers.”
HOW TO CARE FOR TAILORED GARMENTS: “Always keep garments hung on steady hangers. Knit garments (dresses, trousers, etc.) should be hung over a hanger or folded in a drawer to avoid stretching. I believe the best process for the longevity of your clothing is to steam your garments after each use. This keeps clothing fresh from bacteria and even perhaps insect damage. The simplest method is a hand-held steamer. It’s also great for travel.”
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B E S P O K E D E S I G N E R : S A V A N N A H YA R B O R O U G H O F S A V A S ( @ S AVA S )
“COUTURIER OF NASHVILLE” You definitely deserve a leather jacket fit for a rock star. PRICE RANGE: “Our ready-to-wear ranges from $1,900-$3,500, we offer madeto-measure starting at $2,500 and bespoke starts at $5,000.” SIGNATURE SILHOUETTE: “The Denham and The Legend jackets.” THE BESPOKE PROCESS: “Our bespoke process is a casual version of traditional Saville Row tailoring. We begin by getting to know
our clients and how they want to incorporate the jacket into their wardrobe. Each bespoke jacket is designed in collaboration with the client, materials are sourced for the person, and an individual pattern is created from 30-plus measurements. One to three canvas fittings are required, where the client tries on a fabric mock-up of their design to see and feel the fit as well as the detailing. Once the jacket is finalized, we cut and make each garment in our Nashville studio. Some notable wearers of SAVAS include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Lewan, Jack White, and Cassadee Pope.”
S H O E R E PA I R : T R E N T O F P O T T E R & S O N S (@POTTERANDSONS)
“COBBLERY EXCELLENCE” Have those red-bottoms seen better days? PRICE RANGE: “Our prices vary based upon the repair we’re doing. Prices start around $10 or so for a basic shoe shine or women’s high heel tips, and can go upwards of $150 for a very high-end shoe resole using only the finest sole leathers.”
LUXURY BRANDS REPAIRED: “We refurbish shoe and boot brands such as Allen Edmonds, Lucchese, John Lobb, Edward Green, Ferragamo, and many other brands. We are probably one of the busiest cobbler shops in the state, so we really try to limit ourselves to only doing higher-end shoe restorations. We’ve worked on shoes for quite a few Nashville-based celebrities from fashion models to country music singers.”
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P E A R LY W H I T E S : D R . A S H I S H PA T E L ( @ N A S H V I L L E D E N T I S T R Y C O M PA N Y ) HYRDAFACIALIST: MONIKA OF MOKARA ( @ M O K A R A S PA N A S H V I L L E )
“HYDRATION ALTRUIST ” Because just drinking water isn’t enough for your skin. PRICE RANGE: $199-$325 SIGNATURE TREATMENT: Deluxe Hydrafacial ($295) TECHNIQUE: “The process starts with a thorough cleansing, followed by the Hydrafacial process which uses a machine equipped with different solution blends. Our guests love to see the “gunk jar” at the end to see everything that’s been cleaned out
of their pores! HydraFacial is the absolute best treatment for a majority of our guests because it treats enlarged pores and uneven skin texture, helps delay the aging process, and more.” KEEPING SKIN HYDRATED AT HOME: “Vitamin C is imperative to fight environmental pollutants and prevent/ combat hyperpigmentation, hyaluronic acid is recommended for all skin types to give the skin a hydration boost, while the collagen cream EGF stimulates collagen production in the skin with growth factor peptides.”
H E AT E D M I C R O N E E D L I N G : R A J N I O F E L A N (@ELANSKINANDLASER)
“ THE REVITALIZER” A skincare treatment with benefits that far exceed the cost. PRICE RANGE: $750 with Hyaluronic Acid, $900 with Core Recovery Complex, and $1,050 with PRP. SIGNATURE TREATMENT: Heated Microneedling by Vivace. TECHNIQUE: “This is a service we’ve performed for a while, but just started offering it with a new service for us, PRP. ThermalActive
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Microneedling incorporates radio frequency energy and LED light. It contours and tightens the skin as well as stimulates collagen, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring, minimizes pore size, evens skin tone, and improves the texture and tone of the skin. PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma which we obtain by drawing your blood and placing it in a centrifuge that separates plasma from red and white blood cells. We apply the plasma during ThermalActive Microneedling to further increase collagen production, and improve fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, and skin texture.”
“ THE SMILE SAVIOR” Because your smile is the first thing people notice – and your best asset. PRICE RANGE: Depends on the condition of your teeth, as services range from professional cleaning to full cosmetic dentistry. SIGNATURE TREATMENT: With the KOR process for brightening teeth, we electronically fit whitening molds to the patients, using the latest technology. This system is perfect for those sensitive to typical whitening processes and Kor is permanent, so no need to worry about repeating the process. Once the incredibly thin trays are sent home with the patient, it’s a simple routine of using the effective gel for dramatic results in record time. WE LOVE: Televisions on the Ceiling for catching up on the latest shows while relaxing in the comfy chairs in his brandnew office. So many bells and whistles! TIPS: Always keep up with your regular dental check-ups. The more consistent you are with your routine, the healthier your mouth will be.
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“MASTER MASSEUSE” Exhale and let that tension disappear. PRICE RANGE: $165-205 SIGNATURE TREATMENT: “The Rhapsody Signature Massage is an indulgent sensory journey that’s customized to meet the unique needs of our guests. Although low lighting, soothing music and aromatherapy are hallmarks of every massage at Rhapsody Spa, with the signature massage, guests choose an aromatic massage medium laden with moodinducing essential oils that energize or soothe, warm or invigorate the muscles, awaken the senses or relax the mind.” RELAXING AT HOME: Candlelit hot baths including any of the following: • ESPA Soothing or Restorative Bath Oil • Saltability Himalayan Salt Bath Soak • Vital Body CBD Bath Soak • A few drops of chamomile, frankincense, lavender, vetiver or ylang ylang essential oil
PE D I CU R E: C L A I R E AT P O PPY A N D M O N R O E ( @ C L A I R E AT P O PPY )
“ARTISAN OF RELAXATION” Kick up your feet and let your toes look cute with #ClaireatPoppy. PRICE RANGE: $50 - $90 SIGNATURE PEDICURE: “Wellness Pedicure. This is our pride and joy at Poppy & Monroe. It includes a detoxifying charcoal mask and a citrus cardamom foot balm to help treat a variety of conditions including excessive dryness and cracked heels. We take a holistic approach with all of our services, and our Wellness Pedicure is a prime
example of the healing treatments we offer.” BIGGEST PEDI TRENDS THIS YEAR: “The French Pedi is definitely making a comeback!” BEST NAIL POLISH FOR HOME: “AILA is a local brand with a great color range and amazing staying power. Plus, it’s free of harmful chemicals, vegan, crueltyfree and gluten-free!”
N A I L S : A N N I E O F PA R L O U R A N D J U K E (@GELHIIGH)
“PICASSO OF NAIL ART ” Yes, she’s that skilled, and yes, she can recreate Picasso’s art on your fingernails. We’ve also heard from a little bird that she’ll even come to your home. PRICE RANGE: “$45 to $85 at Parlour and Juke. For house calls, prices can range from $100 for a basic regular polish/ pedicure to my most popular gel mani+ art for $150. A combination of gel, mani & pedi is $350.” HAVE WE SEEN YOUR WORK ON ANYONE WE KNOW? “I absolutely love working with Hillary Scott because she’s always down to do something fun and wild, so it’s never a boring session. Always
grateful to work with Maren Morris for some of her big moments. Every now and then I’d get the opportunity to hold hands with some celebs passing through town like Kate Bosworth, who is extremely sweet, or Idina Menzel, who I enjoyed watching Amy Schumer’s Netflix special with, and I can’t forget sitting in during Kesha’s glam and jam session featuring Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show.” BIGGEST NAIL TRENDS THIS YEAR: “Biggest nail trends this year would definitely be minimal designs in general, whether it’s simple lines and dots or Picassoinspired doodles.”
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A C U P U N C T U R E : E M I LY D A V I D S O N AT G I N KG O ACU PU N CTU R E (@GINKGO_ ACUPUNCTURE)
“ THERAPIST OF INNER WELLNESS” Healing you from within. Let’s get that chi balanced! PRICE RANGE: “$75-100, but I also offer package discounts.” SIGNATURE TREATMENT: “A relaxing session where we discuss your current health challenges/ pain/goals for wellness. Treatment involves acupuncture needles gently inserted and may include: moxibustion (herbal heat treatment near acupuncture points), cupping when indicated for pain or certain illnesses like cough and beginning of colds.”
SOME KEY BENEFITS: • Reduction or elimination of chronic/acute pain. • Morning sickness relief and relief of nausea with side effects of chemotherapy. • Allergy relief and prevention. • Stress relief and restoration of “rest and digest” functions of the body. • Increasing fertility with ART (ie IVF/IUI) and natural pregnancy. • Immune system support and enhancement.
NUTRITIONIST: MCKEL KOOIENGA , MS , RD, LDN OF NUTRITION STRIPPED (@NUTRITIONSTRIPPED)
“NUTRITIONAL WELLSPRING” We can’t all be nutrition gurus, but McKel is. PRICE RANGE: “We have a team of Registered Dietitians and NS Wellness Coaches who see clients privately starting at $159. Unfortunately, I can’t serve everyone that inquires in a one-on-one session capacity. However, we have amazing online programs like The Method, which is basically a six-week online coaching course with me in the comfort of your own home.”
SIGNATURE TREATMENT: “My 5x5 Framework, a concept I teach in my online program The Method, which can be found on nutritionstripped.com.” SOME KEY BENEFITS: “Ditching the diets, trends, and plans to finally design a way of eating and living that’s completely unique to your body and lifestyle. I specialize in teaching how to connect with the mind-body, increase self-awareness, and strengthen intuition to support people’s long-term health and wellbeing.”
PHYSICAL TRAINER: KADY DECKER OF PURE BARRE ( @ K A D Y _ D AY )
“BARRE BRAVURA” You can take classes at her Nashville location, or she can come to you.
FAVORITE ATHLETICWEAR BRAND: “I’m a fiend for Alo Yoga!”
PRICE RANGE: “$25 for a single class and $80-$90 for a 60-minute personal training session with me!” SIGNATURE WORKOUT: “Pure Barre and cardio, always.”
POST-WORKOUT MEAL: “I tend to opt for a balanced meal of fish, rice, and salad!”
CHEAT DAY SNACK: “100% Mexican food.”
BEST EXERCISE AT HOME: “My favorite exercise for at-home workouts is squats. If you have some weights handy, grab them and do weighted squats! If not, just do two sets of 50 air-squats. Get low!”
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The Perfect Party Purse Grab your clutch−we’re going out! BY STACIE STANDIFER | PHOTOS BY JAMI-LYN FEHR
When making the rounds during party season, it’s imperative to leave the house prepared. That starts with lining your chic bag with everything you will need to refresh your look or to handle little emergencies that might pop up en route. The choices are endless when it comes to beauty options, so we’ve narrowed it down to a science in stashing exactly what you’ll need for any occasion.
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Here, makeup artist and skin care professional, CARMEN MABRY, gives us her list of absolute essentials for an inventory that will have you prepared for anything, no matter how many parties you have to stop by in a single night or how late it gets in the process. TERRYBLY DENSILISS CONCEALER ($69, PRIVATE EDITION)
This anti-aging concealer from By Terry just taps on to cover and clear up dark circles and puffiness. Oil-free and long-lasting. THE ORIGINAL BEAUTY BLENDER OR MICRO MINI ($18-20, COSMETIC MARKET)
The revolutionary applicator is still the best. Dampen slightly and blend for all kinds of blunders and placing product onto face. I keep several in my bag, always. SURRATT BEAUTY’S SURREAL SKIN FOUNDATION WAND ($65, PRIVATE EDITION)
The portable wand with built in anti-bacterial brush minimizes pores and makes reapplying or touch ups a breeze. CHANEL LE GEL PAILLETÈ TRANSLUCENT SHIMMERING GEL ($50, DILLARD’S)
Get it while you can! Limited Edition out now. Can use on face, body, shoulders – just pat on for sheer, glamorous finish.
OMOROVICZA MAGIC MOISTURE MIST ($95, PRIVATE EDITION)
This hero product fights pollutants with antioxidants, smells amazing, instantly brightens skin and takes years off of the look of your face. It’s a must! SISLEY’S SO VOLUME MASCARA ($65, PRIVATE EDITION)
It’s a splurge, but also a false-lash alternative as it builds. Count on highdefinition results and no clumping, with the added bonus of peptides, vitamins, and natural extracts to condition and spur growth. PAT MCGRATH LAB PERMAGEL ULTRA GLIDE EYE PENCIL (WWW.PATMCGRATH.COM)
The texture is smooth and creamy but remains in place with the little plus of some shimmer in the pigmentation for extra sparkle. The Blitz Brown is a nice alternative to black. NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM AND/OR TINTED LIP OIL ($6-8, WALGREENS)
Leave your costly lip compacts and products at home. These little wonders are inexpensive, long-wearing, and will not dry out lips. Small enough to throw 2-3 in even the smallest clutch or pocket. I like the shade Budapest, but there are 38 shades so you can find your own.
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Brighten cheeks and even eyelids with the dab of finger and a little blend. Puff is my shade of choice, but there are 6 to choose from to match any skin tone. THE HANGOVER PATCH ($5, COSMETIC MARKET)
Whether you are having cocktails or abstaining, the combination of vitamins, electrolytes and minerals are a welcome boost during the busy and cold season. BOBBY PINS (ANY DRUGSTORE FOR PENNIES)
Yes, for pinning up your hair in a snap or managing strays, but also wonderful to have in a pinch. They can temporarily hold a wrangled hem or zipper, jewelry clasp and even stand in for a missing button on dark clothing. Use them to reapply a loose false lash or strip, too.
NASHVILLE EDIT TEAM PICKS Since we know a little bit about covering multiple events weekly, we had to weigh in with a few of our go-to’s found in our own clutches and sparkling cross-body bags. Here’s our ride or die list: Lots of lip gloss―loving the new SAINT JANE MICRODOSE LIP GLOSS. It’s infused with 50mg pure CBD (the first gloss to do this). Luxurious oils and non-sticky consistency, sheer glossy finish, it’s all the things we love! ($28 each and we adore every shade available; at Neiman Marcus or SaintJaneBeauty.com). We also like to throw in the ultimate standby shiner, DIOR’S LIP MAXIMIZER in the sheerest pink ($34 at Dillard’s). Mini’s are our favorites for everything else, including DIOR SHOW or CHANEL MASCARAS and JO MALONE FRAGRANCES (from gift sets and beauty counters at Dillard’s), hand creams from BURT’S BEES or REVISION SKINCARE, hair ties for immediate pony-tail situations, TRIDENT WHITE GUM, mini dental flossers, mints and a chic little keychain/wallet in bronze (Gus Mayer) to hold the necessary ID’s and ATM card.
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Authentic by Design From her personal journey in a famous family, to the design for Nashville’s most anticipated new hotel, Hannah Crowell is an open book
BY LILY HANSEN PHOTOS BY CAROLYN ALLISON, BRAD & JEN BUTCHER, AND SHANNON FONTAINE She swears incessantly yet has a sweet, Valley Girl way about her. When sitting down at a local coffee haunt with the naturally beautiful Nashville-based interior designer Hannah Crowell on a Thursday morning, one of her father’s (singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell) songs plays in the background. I wait for Crowell, whose wit is sharp and occasionally laced with snark, to groan or give me an eye roll, but instead she uses it as a springboard to reminisce fondly about her upbringing. Even though her family, whose members include mother Rosanne Cash and grandparents Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash, is synonymous with Music City, Crowell insists she lived in a creative bubble growing up. Instead of church, her childhood weekends consisted of socializing with the constant stream of artists coming in and out of the front door. “The first time I understood how different my Nashville upbringing was from my peers was while eating with my ex-husband at a Baja Burrito and seeing five tables praying over their food,” she remembers. “That was my ‘what the hell?’ moment.”
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Though Crowell claims she can’t carry a tune to save her life, and therefore never considered music as a career, performance arts were her path from an early age. You can sense the former actor’s theatrical roots in both her intensity and truthfulness. Crowell isn’t shy when it comes to chatting with her clients because she insists on being candid when it comes to her own life. “At age 40, I’m just now learning about mortgages and balancing checkbooks,” she says about the perils of learning how to be pragmatic in adulthood after growing up in a household full of artists. However Crowell, who came to interior design after the “soul-crushing experience” of pursuing acting in Los Angeles, always made her own way in the world. She isn’t entitled like many other famous personalities’ offspring. “After my parents’ divorce it never occurred to my dad to give me money, which has been such a gift because it made me hustle for everything I have,” she says. Similar to her father, Crowell has a killer work ethic paired with a head-in-the-clouds mentality, meaning she’s always pursued a passion if it struck her fancy. But while she’s grateful for the thick skin gained from auditioning, the Hollywood mindset of compromising one’s morals for star status didn’t sit well with Crowell. “I could have been cast more had I been bone-thin or slutty,” she says bluntly, “but being true to myself is and will always be the most important thing.”
Indeed, Crowell, who at times seems shocked by her own transparency, is incapable of being anything but. After marrying and moving to San Diego with her former husband, Crowell employed the advice of a life coach, Syrah, to figure out the next stage. “I probably should have been skeptical about someone named after a wine varietal,” she jokes, “but her exercises, which prompted me to visualize my perfect life, led me to this point.” Crowell decided she wanted to work from home and create beautiful domestic environments for others. She enrolled in the San Diego Design Institute and took on a curator position for the Joseph Bellows Gallery. In 2012, Crowell moved back to Tennessee to open her firm, Crowell + Co.
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Looking back, Crowell admits that she always had a knack for sprucing up spaces. “As a kid I was constantly rearranging my room, and as a twentysomething I fixed up my crappy apartments by making tea towels into curtains and painting stars on walls,” she remembers. After her landlord stopped by and complimented her skills, asking if they could switch apartments, she realized for the first time that design might be a logical career choice. It had never crossed her mind before then. Not finishing her formal education is perhaps Crowell’s biggest ace in the hole. With an overly zealous attitude that can only come from blissful ignorance, she learned everything she knows from being on job sites, jumping in and just figuring it out. Her first and only business partner’s husband played for the Predators, which was another way in which
Crowell learned through baptism by fire: designing for professional athletes. Dealing with young men who had lots of cash and large egos at stake taught the young designer how to assert herself. She became adept at speaking her mind and helping clients shape their personal aesthetic. “As one does while learning in any industry, I felt my way forward until feeling fully capable in terms of my abilities,” she explains. Neither a perfectionist nor a planner, she seems to have embraced the learning curves that send many other creative types into a tailspin. Clients gravitate toward her quirky, playful aesthetic, which Crowell sees as ironic since she views herself as a more serious, driven type. However, no matter the setting, it’s always an honor in her eyes to be asked to design someone’s home. She enjoys figuring out who her client is and what they
want. As she chisels away at their identity, the interior design concept intuitively arises. It is through conversations learning details about clients’ lives that bring about her designs. Speaking about one of her favorites, someone who she considers family and has designed two houses and a hotel for, she says, “I know what side of the bed they sleep on. How much more intimate can it get?” Crowell, who’s been in clients’ homes during life-altering moments like births and deaths, treasures the vulnerability that comes along with those relationships. “I know everything about these people, where they put their underwear,” she says with a wink. She becomes entrenched in their lives, from finances to interpersonal dynamics, and likes it that way.
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Similarly, Crowell, a single parent, has an intense bond with her two children. While she admits the mother-businesswoman balancing act isn’t always easy, she wouldn’t want it any other way. “My studio, which is in a converted garage and filled with the wonderful, eccentric women that make up my team, feels like a commune to me,” she explains. As someone more concerned with what kind of person one is rather than what they have accomplished, she is adamant about surrounding her children with positive role models. Recently Crowell took on her first corporate design project with the Virgin Hotel Nashville, which is launching in early 2020. Due to her frank and selfdeprecating nature, however, the collaboration was almost a no-go. “I told them I had never designed a speakeasy before,” she explains, “but they reassured me that they wanted someone who was objective and outside of the hospitality industry.” While the design process went off without a hitch, waiting months for approvals was weird for Crowell, who’s more accustomed to walking into someone’s kitchen if she wanted a “yes” or “no.” Nevertheless, Virgin was so pleased with her work they asked her to curate the artwork throughout the hotel as well as style common areas like the library, shag room, and restaurant. After going down an inspiration rabbit hole, Crowell came up for air, saw the final result and immediately thought, I want to design more hotels! Yet, while the project may have awakened a new design passion for Crowell as well as injected her with a healthy dose of confidence, none of it went to her head: “I don’t allow myself to go there, if you know what I mean,” she says. Growing up around celebrities, some lovely and others not so nice, is why Crowell is grounded when dealing with household names. Like a true artist, she cares about the task at hand rather than the famous face behind a brand. She’s too busy obsessing about fabrics to fret about what celebrity will stay in a suite that she designed. After all, Crowell, who comes clad to our interview looking West Coast chic with wavy hair, tank top and jeans, is most interested in the messy parts of life, as opposed to the highlights reel. Perhaps because being slightly off-balance is real. “I should go to yoga more often. I’ll likely never be the poster child for wellness, but I don’t care. As I told my dad recently, I’m really, really happy,” she says. Authenticity, to her, is true success.
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Dream Weaver How one local designer created the perfect haven for Nashville sweethearts, Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon BY STACIE STANDIFER | PHOTOS BY ALYSSA ROSENHECK
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first met Chad James when he was working with the late Landy Gardner out of a studio on Bandywood Drive in Green Hills. He was a young, up-and-coming designer fortunate to be working with one of the city’s most prominent firms. Shortly after, I started noticing more and more big-name projects with his credits involved. I knew it was only a matter of time until his light was shining too bright to share. Fast-forward a decade (plus), and he’s flying all over the country and beyond to complete major renovations and design projects from the architectural elements to the placement of the furniture. Out of his Edgehill Village offices, he is operating quite a design business and claims that a great number of his projects are no longer just in Nashville, but in affluent areas all over the globe.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t in full focus when it comes to catering to the lifestyle needs of his local fans and friends. Two of those people are music power couple Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon, who chose Chad and his team to create the perfect home environment that will hopefully serve them for years to come. He helped the couple find the right project, which turned out to be a French-style red brick with a tiled roof, circa 1930. “I saw that the home offered great possibility for their family. Once the home had been purchased, I embarked on an 18-month journey to restore and recreate the home that they love today,” says James. The lengthy project was well worth the result, which has an evident Southern aesthetic, but also an edgy vibe. Using bold colors and patterns along with dramatic lighting and modern pieces, it is an eclectic mix of past and present, reflecting the owner’s own personal styles.
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This is the busy couple’s primary home that they share with their three growing children. As a member of the award-winning musical trio, Rascal Flatts, Rooney is often touring with his bandmates while Tiffany holds down the fort. She’s known in the music and entertainment industry as not only one of its great beauties, but as the life of the party and always showing up with a smile on her face. The couple is approachable and energetic, which is reflected in the choices that were made in decorating their living space. Music influences are peppered throughout since that’s of great importance to this household. Furnishings have a cozy vibe and are family-friendly with a nice contrast to the smattering of fine antique pieces throughout the house. Pops of vivid hues in accessories and the art collection are a nice contrast against the soft neutral color palette that grounds the house with a natural feel.
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The Rooney household is just one example of how James can personally deliver to his clients on a level that speaks to their wants in terms of living and making memories in an environment that brings joy every day. Even though he may be on the road many days of the year (just like Rascal Flatts), we hope more projects like this are in the near future right here in Music City.
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Message in a Bottle
Music Legend STING was part of the excitement as well as the inspiration for this very special Italian Dinner Party featuring the singer’s famous wines BY STACIE STANDIFER | PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
n a gorgeous but chilly night, one of the most exciting wine experiences associated with the offerings from The Nashville Wine Auction was held at the sprawling home of John Lotz. The Manning, which is one of the area’s most exciting luxury real estate developments, served as the hosts and planners for the evening, which included a number of personal guests and wine enthusiasts lucky enough to join the small group. What was meant to be an outdoor party was moved inside due to a dramatic temperature drop, but it didn’t hinder the spirit or the lovely elements a bit. In fact, it was even more intimate inside the cozy living room.
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PICTURED LEFT: LARAWN RHEA, JOHN LOTZ, BETH MOLTENI, AND MARSHA SIMONEAUX
THE MUSIC: STING’s music was playing throughout the night and the only thing cutting into the playlist was a bit of live performance from Mary Spotts, who has been revered on stage at The Nashville Symphony. THE FOOD: Guests started with a cheese and charcuterie board featuring honey from the winery property. Chef Tony Galzin (of Nicky’s Coal Fired fame) created a lovely family-style Italian supper to compliment the wines. Items such as braised short ribs and roasted quail with dried cherries were served along with polenta and various vegetables. Dessert included a trio of samplings with flavors ranging from deep chocolate and passion fruit to bourbon caramel and pecans. Every possible detail was thought through and meticulously planned. The Manning’s internal team thought of everything from start to finish and were happy to share the details to inspire our own Italian dinner experiments in the future. Here are the highlights: INVITATIONS: Guests received specially crafted invites by local talent, Anna Geohagan of AEG Design. They were handcrafted, scrolled, and placed in a vintage-styled bottle sealed with wax. THE SETTING: A beautiful Belle Meade area home with neutral designer furnishings, ample gathering spaces and a lovely sound system. THE TABLE: Low arrangements of seasonally appropriate flowers by Forget Me Not Flower Shop and Designs lined the center of the long table covered in lightly textured sand-colored linens. THE WINES: For the first time, Nashville wine dinner guests got to sample bottles from ll Palagio Vineyards, the acclaimed brand owned by Sting and Trudie Styler. The wine host, Tony Sasa came in from Italy to join the group and lead the wine experience. Pairings included multiple selections within the bottles chosen for this evening.
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THE FAVORS: Guests received an autographed copy of a STING CD along with a bottle of the vineyard’s olive oil. Both were creatively positioned at each place setting along with menus that mimicked the invitation design and coordinating place cards. While the dinner was one to remember and the wines were everything that guests expected, the most rewarding part of participating is the cause behind the event. For Beth Molteni and LaRawn Rhea, supporting local causes through their involvement at The Manning is a big reason to go above and beyond on this type of occasion. The ultimate benefit goes directly to the fight against cancer, raising millions of dollars for numerous organizations and health care facilities leading the charge. “The wine experiences curated by the Nashville Wine Auction are a big part of our fundraising. Each year we create about 25 different dinners, tastings and classes that range from $50 per person for classes to $5,000 per person for more rare wine interactions. Our Vintage 2000 Bordeaux tasting alone raised $100,000 while The Masseto Vertical raised $90,000, “says president of The Nashville Wine Auction, Holly Waley. We don’t know how much this particular dinner raised in terms of dollars, but we did notice some priceless friendships being developed as well as memory being made that will be valued treasures for a lifetime, very much like Sting’s music playing in the background.
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Host with the Most Don’t you dare go to that regifting stash without reading this first
BY HUGH HOWSER PHOTOS BY JAMI-LYN FEHR & ASHLEY HYLBERT So, it’s time for more celebrations. For an event planner, that’s pretty much yearround but the holidays are different. In addition to lining up brides and getting venues decked out, I am decking my own halls, baking in my kitchen (really) and hosting friends for impromptu cocktail parties and attending those thrown by others. Being ready in advance is a lifesaver and starts with a plan. Hostess gifts are often overlooked or picked up last minute. While a package of cocktail napkins can seem appropriate, you should really branch out and make the host feel as though you actually thought about the gift in advance. It’s pretty obvious when things are an afterthought, and it’s nice to bring a token that doesn’t seem like you just blew the dust off of it after rummaging through your hall closet. Speaking of things from that closet... No one wants a candle, cookie tin or box of chocolates that’s been sitting on your shelf for months. Gifting isn’t hard people! Go through your calendar and mark all of the things you will be attending and take the time to get those take-along treats prepared and wrapped in advance. Having pre-printed personalized cards to enclose is a nice touch, and also saves you from scrambling for a way to ID your package as you walk out the door. Here are my favorite things to have on hand for hosts and hostesses that seem to have everything, which is pretty typical of my clients and friends. Happy Holidays, Hugh
If they have a pet, you may give a gift to the furry beast instead. People will really love you as the gift is gobbled up and they don't have to drag some token out to put on display every time you arrive at their door in the future!
Specialty teas and accessories are always graciously accepted. The herbal aromatherapy blends that are intended for night and evening relaxation are the best. Anything that helps people fall asleep is usually used quickly and appreciated.
Personalized notepads are always a hit. If you plan ahead far enough, you can do this for as many people as possible during the holidays. But you can just as easily get them with an initial or other motif that fits their personality. Quality is king here, though—we are not talking spiralbound scribble books.
Readers will love a fitting hard-bound release or biography even more when you include a luxurious bookmark (or one that is personalized).
Look for chic portable phone chargers (wireless) that can be popped into a bag or pocket for those you know are all about texting, social media and working remotely from their phone. No one can have enough of these on hand.
And yes, homemade treats are perfectly acceptable, as long as they are fresh, creatively packaged and you don’t expect them to be added to the cocktail buffet! And don’t even think about re-boxing something you bought at Whole Foods. The host always knows!
For hosts who love to travel, designer luggage tags in bright colors to help them ID their bags when having to fly commercial (the horrors of transit)!
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Sophisticated Creative cocktail recipes for seasonal entertaining BY STACIE STANDIFER
like my cocktails very much like my home’s holiday décor – somewhat festive with subtle and gracious nods to the season, but far from over the top. As I’ve gotten older, it seems that sophistication typically comes in a less obvious package. The days of crazy colored concoctions and labor-intensive creations are no longer on my radar. This change to less-is-more stems from a particular cocktail disaster when I hosted my first holiday party in my newly acquired residence in Richland House. I wanted every detail to be perfect and took great pains to think of clever ways to put the Christmas spirit into every facet of the celebration. Regretfully, I followed a trendy national magazine editor’s advice to serve martinis with crushed candy canes along the rims. They looked lovely for about five minutes, but for the remainder of the night, guests picked candy pieces off of their sweaters and suede. I found myself pulling it out of furniture and rugs for the next five weeks as well. Lesson learned.
Now, I am more concerned with things that are natural — not-forced and certainly not sticky. It’s about keeping things casually elegant and embracing the season as well as those around me, which usually involves libations. Just as we are using seasonal ingredients in our cooking today, we should follow suit with the types of cocktails we create. Embracing flavors and utilizing cranberries, earthy winter spices and other in-season citruses, makes every sip a bit of a celebration. Whether you’re hosting a group of friends for a weekend game or planning to cozy up in front of the fire, we’ve got a few ideas to up your mixology game for the long nights ahead. From light options to keep calories in check such as our Spirited Spritz to our holiday twist on the margarita— these offerings will never disappoint.
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dark liquor drinks
HIBISCUS HOT TODDY 1 cup of herbal hibiscus tea using individual
SPICY CIDER PUNCH 1/2 cup sugar 8 sprigs of thyme Bring sugar and equal measure of water to a boil to dissolve sugars. Remove from heat, add thyme and cover. Let stand at least 10 minutes to cool. Make ahead and keep refrigerated for up to a month.
size bag in boiling water per instructions 1.5 - 2 oz. of Nelson's Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey 2 Tbsp. of wildflower honey Generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Stir all ingredients gently to dissolve honey—and garnish with cinnamon sticks or other seasonal spices and citrus or apple slices. Serve piping hot in large mug or Irish Whiskey glass.
2 cups apple cider 1 1/2 cups Bacardi Dark Rum 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tsp. Angostura bitters Club soda or sparkling seltzer Lime slices and thyme sprigs for garnish
CITRUS WHISKEY PUNCH 2 cups of Jack Daniel's 2 cups of strong black tea 2/3 cup fresh orange or clementine juice ½ cup fresh lemon juice
TAMARIND WHISKEY SOUR
¼ cup of fresh Meyer lemon juice
1/3 cup light brown sugar
8 dashes Angostura bitters
2 tsp. grated nutmeg
6 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon 4 oz. fresh lime juice 2 oz. Tamarind concentrate. Orange wedges/slices and bright red
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher, cover and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. Strain into punch bowl and garnish with nutmeg, cinnamon sticks or star anise and/or round citrus slices along with ice for glasses.
cherries for garnish Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to boil until granules are dissolved. Let cool. Fill shaker with ice and pour in syrup with all other ingredients and shake vigorously. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with oranges and cherries.
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light liquor drinks
CRANBERRY MARGARITA Cranberry Jam
¾ cup fresh cranberries
¼ cup Sugar in the Raw
1 tsp. grated orange zest
THE SPIRITED SPRITZER
3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
2 oz. clear spirit of your choice (we like
Bring all ingredients above except peel to a boil, reduce to simmer until jam-like consistency then add zest. Cool.
Hendrick’s Gin, Pickers Vodka, Belvedere Lake Bartężek Vodka or any of the tequilas
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
included in the recipes below)
1 Tbsp. sugar
4 oz. sparkling water (Pellegrino or Perrier)
1 1/2 tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder
A squeeze of your favorite seasonal citrus or
splash of Champagne
4 oz. fresh orange juice
Festive garnishes and slight flavor enhancers such as pomegranate seeds, rosemary sprigs
6 oz. Tequila Herradura Mix dry ingredients on a small saucer. Rub rims of festive glasses with lime and dip rims into mixture, rolling slightly. Fill glasses with ice. In an iced cocktail shaker, combine juices, tequila and jam. Shake well and strain into glasses.
6 oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco 4 oz. cranberry juice 5 oz. fresh lime juice Generous splash of cherry liqueur Fill a large jar half full of ice and pour in all ingredients. Distribute the mixture in glasses over ice and garnish with a fresh sprig of green (like Rosemary) and skewered fresh cranberries or cherries.
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HOLIDAY MULE 4 oz. Belvedere Vodka 5 oz. ginger beer 2 oz. cranberry juice 2 oz. lime juice Mix ingredients and serve in your favorite mule vessel over crushed ice and garnish with fresh cranberries and lime.
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THE SIDE One of the city’s top chefs shares a few of his side-dish secrets
BY STACIE STANDIFER PHOTOS BY ALAINA MULLIN
hen it comes to g athering around the table during the holiday season, tradition often dictates that the meals revolve around a main dish. In some households it’s all about the turkey, where for others it’s ham. For very special tables you might even find a standing rib roast or some other gourmet presentation. While we’re not suggesting you break up any treasured family traditions, we believe that some of the most interesting and memorable items are not found at the center of the table. They don’t require carving and there’s little guilt involved post-feast. As we all focus on being as healthy as possible throughout the year, it seems only logical to incorporate as many vegetable-based choices as possible into our holiday plans. Doing this also helps alleviate the pressure of taking care of those with valued dietary practices, preferences or certain allergies. There’s also the fact that fresh, light and natural ingredients can be just as tasty as anything from the butcher. In many cases, they’re the dishes guests remember most.
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In thinking of a local place that always keeps our veggie goals in mind, the first spot that popped into our heads was Adele’s. We count on their array of salads and vegetables offered on the wildly popular Sunday brunch buffet to keep our minds off of the pastry cart. So, when coming up with a plan for some incredible and unique dishes for our own tables, we sought the advice of Executive Chef Bron Lindsey on coming up with a few interesting options to serve all season. The timing was perfect, as he just recently developed some new items to add to the menu that pretty much solved our side-dish problems. Not only are they all different, but our plan is to be just as choosy as Bron when gathering the ingredients for our kitchens. He focuses on sourcing locally from reputable producers such as Palmer Farms, S.E. Daugherty and Sons and Green Door Gourmet Farms, but also pays careful attention to harvest times and schedules in seeking everything he makes. We are definitely following suit after tasting (well, devouring) servings of each of the three green-centric sides he’s developed just in time for annual celebrations. And in the spirit of giving, Bron has agreed to let us share the recipes he so thoughtfully created. We’re sure you’ll want to try all three more than once in the months ahead.
FRISEE SALAD WITH CASHEW VINAIGRETTE Adele’s Nashville Recipe by Chef Bron Lindsey
For Cashew Vinaigrette Yield: 2 quarts 3 garlic cloves 1⁄4 cup tarragon leaves 3⁄4 cup lemon 1⁄2 cups water 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 quart canola oil 1⁄2 cup nutritional yeast 3⁄4 quart cashews, toasted Blend cashews and nutritional yeast in a food processor until gummy consistency (about 3 minutes) and set aside. In a blender, combine garlic, tarragon, lemon, water, and xanthan gum. Blend until smooth. Slowly add the canola oil to emulsify. Adjust seasoning with salt and lemon juice as desired. Remove from blender and fold in cashews and nutritional yeast.
For Cashew Cheese Garnish 1 tablespoon toasted cashews 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons lemon juice Salt Process all ingredients in blender until coarse. Lay out on sheet tray and let dry briefly or place on low oven for 30 minutes.
For the Composed Salad 1 head of frisee lettuce, washed and chopped 1 head of butter lettuce, washed and chopped 1 Fuji apple, sliced 1 watermelon radish, sliced thin 1 turmeric root, peeled, sliced thin and placed in white balsamic vinegar In a medium bowl, mix half frisee and half butter lettuce with apple, radish, and turmeric. Mix in 1/2 cup of cashew dressing. Garnish top of salad with toasted cashews and nutritional yeast.
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THAI-STYLE GREEN BEANS Adeleâ€™s Nashville Recipe by Chef Bron Lindsey
For Thai Coconut Sauce: Yield: 1-2 quarts 1 can of Chaokoh coconut milk 13.5 oz 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated 1 large clove garlic 3 Calabrian chilis 1 lime, juiced In a blender, add garlic, chilis, oil, and lime juice. Blend until it forms a paste (you may need to add some water to assist). Shake up coconut milk in can. In a quart container, add the coconut milk and blended chili mix. Whisk until well mixed. It should be pink in color and have a light spice and acidity.
For the Fried Shallots: 1 shaved shallot, cut sideways to form small rings 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon bourbonsmoked paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 cups canola oil In a large bowl, add flour, paprika, and garlic powder. Add shallots to flour mixture and toss until well-coated. In a large pot, add oil and heat over high heat. Add floured shallots and fry for 2-4 minutes, until just crispy.
For the Composed Dish: 2 pounds green beans 1 tablespoon olive oil In a medium saucepan, add olive oil and green beans. Sautee until tender. Add coconut sauce, cook until the sauce reduces by 1/4. Remove from heat. Transfer green beans to serving dish and top with fried shallots. Serve immediately.
SHAVED BRUSSEL SALAD Adeleâ€™s Nashville Recipe by Chef Bron Lindsey
For the Lemongrass Vinaigrette: Yield: 1 1/2 CUPS 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, toasted and ground 1 tablespoon lemongrass core, minced 1/4 cup lime juice 1 cup rice wine vinegar Place all ingredients into blender and liquify.
For the Composed Salad: 2 pounds brussel sprouts, shaved raw, paper thin 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/8 cup olive oil In a large bowl, add shaved brussel sprouts and raisins. Pour lemongrass vinaigrette over brussel sprouts and raisins. Toss until evenly coated. Put dressed brussel sprouts into serving bowls. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts and serve. 108 | NASHVILLEEDIT.COM
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TK Hunt Club launches with a Fall Festival, Celebrity Style
If there is one thing we love at Edit, it's intimate, exclusive gatherings held by some of the city’s most famous personalities. When offstage, things relax, and artists get to mingle with friends in an unstructured way. At the gorgeous farm property of Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and his wife, Brittney, a small group of close friends were invited to their elevated version of an adult fall festival to celebrate the launch of Tribe Kelley’s new TK Hunt Club line of clothing and accessories.
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The talented Blair Laborde and her Sarah Blair event team put together an enticing array of stationed activities and indulgence stations, including samplings of Catering by Johnny Haffner, superior whiskey tasting tables, stations for cigar rolling, jewelry making and even tarot card and crystal readings. Guests gathered by the outdoor bar in their cozy TK Hunt Club flannels after enjoying an open photo booth, skeet shooting and even axe throwing. The space provided places to lounge and relax in and around the expansive teepee (the brand signature) which was a wedding gift to the Kelleyâ€™s from FGL duo partner, Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley. Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, LOCASH, Brandi Cyrus, Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice, Jessie James Decker, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans, Little Big Townâ€™s Karen Fairchild, Danielle Bradbery, Dustin Lynch, Jana Kramer, Tim Nichols, John and Clea Shearer, Ali Ryan, Randy Houser, Jensen Sussman and other Nashville music industry notables were in attendance.
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Sand or Snow, Hot or Cold BY STACIE STANDIFER In any family, there usually is a conflicting vote when choosing the climate for vacationing during the winter and early spring months. Even those who love to ski often long for warm weather and sunshine during the dreary season. Our advice is to do both. With so many options in transit being better than ever with BNA’s latest flight additions, it’s easy to have the best of both worlds this winter- even if it’s only for a few days. Here’s what’s on our list of top spots to book now.
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BAHIA BEACH RESORT, PUERTO RICO
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
It was Hurricane Maria that ripped through this part of the Caribbean, with devastating damage that many are still recovering from. But for this piece of paradise on the northern side of the island in Rio Grande, things may be even better than they were before the storm. A $60 million renovation took care of all damage and also involved a redesign of many areas including the rooms and suites. Having visited prior to the damage, I can report that it is one of the most exquisite ocean front developments of anywhere that I have visited. The grounds are gorgeous, the views spectacular and the St. Regis amenities and service stellar. Based on the reports of the accommodations being even more luxurious than before, this is one property that I highly recommend, and it is such an easy transfer with the U.S. affiliation and only a
T h o s e s e e k i n g i n c re d i bl e adventure on the slopes flock to this unparalleled location for its natural beauty, challenging sport and the interaction with like-minded travelers seeking the most pristine natural setting. Powder-seeking visitors flock here annually for phenomenal views and all-day action with ski-in/ ski-out access close to a familyoriented collection of dining and entertainment options. While luxury-loving visitors cannot go wrong with the Four Seasons, which is beyond impressive even without the ski-worthy location, there is also a new option for groups who like things a bit more basic and pared down but without compromising on modern bells and whistles. Just in time for this season, Continuum Hotel has opened in the former
thirty-minute jaunt from the areaâ€™s primary airport. Being whisked to the remote setting on over 400 acres filled with tropical rainforest foliage and wildlife feels like being transported to another world. This jungle-like environment just happens to be adjacent to sprawling lawns, beaches and a championship golf course. After experiencing a few days here, tensions melt away and complete pampering ensues. It is family friendly with activities for all ages that also provides an abundance of romantic and private quarters for those seeking a quiet escape by the sea. marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjuxr-the-stregis-bahia-beach-resort-puerto-rico
location of the lack-luster Inn at Jackson Hole. This fresh concept is described as being more millennialfocused, promising a lively staff attitude and bar environment along with modern fitness center. If the parents are enjoying their suite at the Four Seasons, their young-adult children would be perfectly suited to piling into one of the brandnew lofts at Continuum. Complete with kitchens and sleeping quarters for four, the set up for fun-loving groups is ideal, and the setting in Teton Village, where you can still walk over to the Four Seasons and indulge in a luxurious spa treatment or two at the end of your day on the slopes. fourseasons.com/jacksonhole innatjacksonhole.om
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If you haven’t been to Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this is the year to book the reservation. One of the Caribbean’s most treasured resorts is revealing a renovation unlike any other since its inception more than 50 years ago. The situation is unique as the resort had closed in 2016 to the dismay of many repeat visitors with plans to reopen with a fresh look and feel within 18 months. After damage from raging Hurricane Irma, those original plans were delayed adding years to the original schedule. Fortunately, the long wait is over as they are taking reservations beginning for stays in early January and have plans to dazzle guests with the transformations and improvements to the very special retreat. It is perhaps one of the most well-positioned and
Purists flock to this location annually for a more rustic getaway. You won’t find the social scene's fashion emphasis or nightly restaurant hopping that is prevalent in places like Aspen. While it is a celebrity destination, it isn’t a partycentric area. People headed to Sun Valley most typically come for the powder and the pristine skiing. Sun Valley was actually the site for the first ski-lifts to be operated on slopes, making it a place of note to skiing buffs. The resorts have also been closely held by family owned companies, so the invasion of big chain business is less prevalent here. Relaxed but
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secluded locales in all of the islands, providing a serious escape from the rest of civilization. Spa enthusiasts have a great deal to look forward to as are those seeking adventure, from culinary experiences to countless ocean endeavors. The suites here are breathtaking, with views to match. On my visits to Little Dix Bay in the past, the sheer beauty of the surroundings has always seemed a bit hard to believe. It is that beautiful. The added bonus of having all of the best that the acclaimed Rosewood brand has to offer is even more of a reason to book a visit here, whether it’s for the first time or getting reacquainted with the historic and beloved site. rosewoodhotels.com/en/little-dix-bayvirgin-gorda
well-appointed accommodations after serious renovations are easily found at The Sun Valley Lodge. We like the idea of researching the multiple residences available for rent as there are some spectacular options in every size, many coming with local staff for helping with all possible details. When not on the slopes, there is plenty of opportunity to explore other traditions including sleighriding or ice-skating, shooting, horseback riding and a slew of other winter-fun traditions. visitsunvalley.com/places-to-stay/ short-term-rentals/#stay
EDEN ROCK, ST. BARTHS This ultra-chic destination has long been a favorite of international rock stars, fashion personalities and jet-setting influencers. The celebrations held on the grounds are legendary among travelers and locals alike. After incurring inconceivable damage along with the rest of this small island, the resort was closed for nearly two years. But after the rebuild Eden Rock has emerged stronger and more enticing than ever, with a number of added bells and whistles not previously enjoyed by their long list of VIP guests. The owners (who just happen to be in-laws to Pippa Middleton) were devastated by the destruction left in the path of Hurricane Irma but committed to making it even more legendary than before. The ‘new’ Eden Rock has all of the elements that visitors love, but with newly added top-tier suites, dining and cocktail spaces, a
DEER VALLEY, PARK CITY, UTAH fantastic art collection and private villas, for the ultimate in privacy. A full-service onsite spa is also new to the resort, which previously lacked this amenity outside of in-room services. It looks like this winterseason’s parties, at what many consider the ‘hub’ of the action on the island, will be back on track and even more impressive than in the past. Eden Rock is joining a number of other high-end resorts in bringing this very special island in the French West Indies back to its formal glory, so visiting this year is an excellent choice. The entire area will undoubtedly be flowing with Champagne and welcoming the world’s most luxurious yachts throughout the season. oetkercollection.com/hotels/eden-rockst-barths
What’s not to love about a ski destination that is so easy to access. With direct (and relatively inexpensive) daily flights on both Delta and Southwest Airlines in and out of Salt Lake City, getting to the resort upon landing will take less time than driving across Nashville on a typical weekday. This is such a fun trip to book over a long weekend without the transfers or long drive post-flight that many destinations involve. It is also home to dynamic opportunities for all types of wintersport seekers, including those looking for challenge. The Winter Olympics 2002 took place in Park City, which also boosted the local area with a nice collection of fine dining, shopping and entertainment options. While staying overlooking
the quaint village is a treat, especially at the luxurious St Regis Deer Valley, we also love the spacious grounds and sprawling residence-style accommodations at Montage Deer Valley. No matter which location that you choose, you can’t misstep. Montage is our top choice for larger groups and families, especially if you want the option of cooking or added fun for young children. The St. Regis seems a bit more cosmopolitan (in a Utah/Ski Vacation kind of way), with a dramatic cocktail program including a replica of the famous King Cole Bar in New York City. montagehotels.com/deervalley
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EDIBLE EXCITEMENT Joining the many pre-existing dining opportunities in Hillsboro Village are two very highly anticipated restaurant openings: E3 Chophouse and Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen. Restaurants that provide a more cultural or refined experience have been sought after in this area, and the gourmand’s time to dine has nearly arrived. Nicoletto’s has claimed its place as an East Nashville staple, and the introduction of a Hillsboro Village location certainly hasn’t elicited any complaints. The small-batch nature of their pasta ensures optimal taste and palatability, especially when combined with an authentic sauce of choice.
E3 Steakhouse’s opening brings a dining opportunity unlike anything the Village, or Nashville in general, has seen prior. E3 focuses on quality and the ranch-torestaurant experience, all the while providing a posh space to enjoy elegantly plated entrees. Outside the high food standards, E3 has developed a stunning three-story venue with space for private events and a rooftop bar in conjunction with their dining areas. For Nashville’s location, one of E3’s founders, Adam LaRoche, teamed up with a couple familiar faces to bring this refined dining experience to Music City: Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
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LUXURIOUS LIVING OR A SWANKY STAYCATION? Dovetailing perfectly with the Village’s fine dining are a slew of new luxury townhomes. Linden Row is a new collection of posh, single-family-style townhomes nestled in the Belmont Hillsboro neighborhood designed by The Bradley Projects. The design nods at Nashville’s history while simultaneously incorporating an array of modern features. With the walkability of this neighborhood, it only makes sense for a development like this to find its way in. Making its debut in Hillsboro Village is the chic Moxy Hotel. This development is right in the middle of the action, a stone’s throw away from Biscuit Love and The Grilled Cheeserie. Relax in the evening at the bar or pop in for a healthy breakfast. Whether you’re looking for a vacation or a staycation, this option is more than viable given it’s position in one of Nashville’s favorite communities. LINDEN ROW
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SPLURGE-WORTHY HAUTE SPOTS UAL isn’t new to the neighborhood, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless. This store is a luxury lover’s treasure trove, packed to the brim with current and past seasons’ designs unexpectedly paired with large discounts (but no one’s complaining). From Saint Laurent to Miu Miu, they’ve got it all, with new shipments daily. Pro tip: Be sure to follow along on Instagram (@shopual), where announcements of sales, new arrivals and special events live. If you’re in the market for heirloom-worthy jewelry, the recently opened Peacock Jewelers houses a stunning selection of handcrafted pieces
fit for any occasion. While they offer a large selection of Swarovski jewelry and crystals, they’re known for their exceptional fine and custom jewelry, catering to those drawn to the sophisticated elegance of timeless gemstones. If you happen to find yourself with a sweet tooth while perusing the jewels, you can indulge in an organic coffee drink or a chocolate truffle, too. Impressively, Peacock Jewelers has the largest diamond bracelet selection in Nashville, with exquisite options ranging up to $60,000 per piece.
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BEAUTY'S SURPRISING NEW HOTSPOT For quite some time, Brentwood’s most popular thoroughfare has been home to some of the area’s most followed and respected beauty professionals. Wellheeled Belle Meade women fell in love with Heather Chandler years ago when she worked on fixing faces in the former beauty department at the iconic Jamie location. At the time, this was where Woo operated its retail and service business before expanding and moving on to independent locations. When she returned to the area from New York after marrying acclaimed chemist John Kressaty, the two opened Skin Bar on Franklin Road and West Nashville fans instantly followed. The business is still thriving, with just a slight move further back from the busy street. They’re neighbors with Melissa Schleicher’s array of beauty and grooming havens under the Parlour 3 umbrella she established after years of celebrity styling. Businesses like these were not only warmly welcomed, but soon overflowing with appointment requests. As the residential growth has skyrocketed, so has the need for all types of services. Those living and working here are more metropolitan than is typical of the suburbs, and their expectations for city-living amenities are what’s prompted so many niche outposts of businesses to pop up. One of those recently opened in the Hill Center, placed near other neighborhood newbies like CycleBar and Clean Juice, is Drybar. This wildly popular chain was late to arrive
in Nashville with an opening in the Gulch just last year. Operating partner of that location Bonnie Willoughby knew from the start that she'd be opening a second location in Brentwood and sees it as the perfect fit. There’s no doubt that 37027 residents who don’t already have the easy-to-use Drybar app on their phones are signing up in droves for the convenient scheduling system that immediately links them to availability at the nearest location of the cocktailinspired blow-dry mecca. Drybar isn’t the only thing to be excited about. In fact, another popular hair stop, The Dry House, is opening nearby. Instead of fast and furious churning of chairs, local owners Alison Ryan and Cassidy Bentley see this extension of their beloved brand as a place where women come to escape, as they’re sure to find familiar faces for a fun visit. The Dry House is big on top-quality styling, but the community is just as important to the vibe, and with a loyal following that includes so many entertainment industry notables, a visit can feel a little like stopping by a backstage green room. But that’s what makes going such a treat. Brentwood is going to be even more beautiful with these additions to the local scene, which is definitely a good thing.
Floyd Mayweather’s namesake boxing studio, Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, debuted in Brentwood in November, marking the studio’s fourth location nationwide. The fitness experience utilizes the champion’s training techniques and regimens and converts them into a workout that allows anyone to “go the distance.” When prompted to comment on Nashville’s new location, Floyd Mayweather himself exclaimed, “I am super excited to be opening the first of many Mayweather Boxing + Fitness Studios in the state of Tennessee. Our Brentwood franchise team has deep experience in running fitness businesses, and we are looking forward to quickly becoming the #1 group fitness studio in the area.”
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A HAVEN OF HEALTH & FITNESS 12 South is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for all things health, fitness and athleisure. Fahrenheit Yoga’s recent opening has drawn quite a crowd with their multitude of class offerings—from sculpting and fusion classes to a traditional Vinyasa flow, there’s a class for yogis and fitness lovers alike. With Crue just a few steps away, anyone not properly outfitted for movement can purchase anything from sneakers to athleisure and outerwear in a chic new retail space. Conveniently located next door to Crue is a haven for tea lovers and those who appreciate thoughtful business practices: Firepot Tea Bar. Here, guests can warm up with a traditional herbal tea or indulge in a carefully crafted chai or matcha latte with Firepot’s in-house almond-hemp milk.
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Just a few more steps up the street, athletic wear lovers can pop into Outdoor Voices (who recently celebrated their one-year anniversary in Nashville). Merchandised in a quaint home typical to the area, shoppers can peruse innovatively designed yoga pants, sports bras and cult favorite “MegaFleece” pullovers for everyday wear. If you stick around long enough, you may even catch one of their fitness events, like a casual barre class or a jog around the neighborhood. Pure Sweat Sauna Studio is a freshly opened sauna concept that’s furthering the health kick 12 South is on. This sister location to Pure Sweat + Float will offer a serene, stylish and healing experience right in the heart of the neighborhood. These therapeutic sessions offer healing, detoxification and stress relief to professional athletes and everyday guests via state-of-the-art infrared saunas. A healthier lifestyle is now right at your fingertips in 12 South.
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[CONTINUED FROM PAGE 65, "GLOBAL INFLUENCE"] She managed to find a historic home in one of the city’s most soughtafter neighborhoods by chance and today, its proven to be a haven for collectable books, magazines, and art along with toys, crayons and of course, lots of creative clothing for the ‘ladies’ of the house. She’s styled Martina through the years and launched Maren Morris and Kane Brown as trendsetters in Country music. Most recently, Courtney signed on to assist Emily Weisband in her music career launch, as she loves to "get them up and running" and move on as their careers begin to flourish. She’s about creating a story, an image and most of all, a legacy—both for herself and the family she treasures who just happens to have the hippest mom on the block. TRAVEL TRUTHS TO SNOW SKI: Megeve, France—so beautiful and not just a ski resort; BEACH VACAY: Ibiza, Spain—heaven on earth!; LUGGAGE: Rimowa in the Oriental Red colorway so there’s less of a chance of it getting stolen/lost (via personal experience more than once); BUCKET LIST DESTINATION: Maldives and Bhutan/Himalayas; PERFECT HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Sleeping in! Swimming or skiing (depending on locale), shopping, eating, walking around and more shopping. In that order; TRAVEL ESSENTIALS: Two of my cameras: Olympus Pen-F and Leica C-Lux—it’s a great point-and-shoot camera. A ‘mostly’ empty suitcase (so there’s no need to purchase one for trip back), Bioeffect OSA Water Mist, two books, way too many magazines, a curated playlist for the locale I’m headed to and Peanut M&M’s candies. BEAUTY BESTS LOW KEY OR HIGH MAINTENENCE: Low key—mainly due to the lack of time that I have to get ready, but I’m also not into looking overdone; TRUSTED PRODUCTS AND BRANDS: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, Homeoplasmine lip balm, Edward Bess for makeup and lips, Makeup Forever Mist & Fix, Sisley Mascara, Nars for all of my bright red matte lips and anything Kevyn Aucoin; SKINCARE MUSTS: Sisley has been my consistent line for a few years now, but I also like RMS Beauty and Le Labo Rose 31 Body Oil; WORKOUT: Barre 3—it's life and metabolism-changing; TREATMENTS AND SERVICES: In Nashville, Pure Sweat + Float Studio and Private Edition; HAIRCARE: Jon Reyman and Jake Seitchik for cuts and Kaylee Wilson for color. They’re all at Spoke & Weal in Green Hills; HAIR PRODUCTS: Aveda Shampure collection, Kerastase Reflection & Soleil (for the beach) collection, OUAI hair supplements, “Hair Ritual” by Sisley, and Batiste Dry Shampoo—a must for bright blondes; NAILS: I’ve finally broken away from white in the summer/ black in the winter and now use OPI “Good Girls Gone Plaid,” which comes in Gel Dip for my fingers and regular polish for my toes. [CONTINUED FROM PAGE 74, "WHO'S WHO] “RESTORER OF LIGHT” Yoga: Koula Callahan (@koulacal) Let go of anything that’s dragging you down while Koula leads a 60-minute hot yoga sesh. Price Range: “I offer private sessions starting at $100/hour for one person and $125/hour for a couple. You can also find me teaching at Shakti Power Yoga on Tuesdays at 6 a.m. and Hot Yoga East on Fridays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at noon.” Signature Yoga Style: “I teach alignment-based vinyasa yoga. My studio classes are based in power flow and tend to be more challenging. I believe we can learn more about ourselves when we do things we aren’t used to, and yoga is a safe way to experience that discomfort.”
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Some Key Benefits: “The thing I love most about this practice is that it’s a tool everyone can access to deepen their self-understanding and self-awareness. People think you have to spend thousands of dollars on therapy retreats to access positive growth in your life, but you’d be shocked at the transformation available through a consistent yoga and meditation practice. Yoga arms aren’t a bad plus either!” Favorite Yoga Wear Brand: “Lululemon! I’ve tried a ton of different brands but that’s the one I always come back to. They fit the best, move the best and last the longest.” “THE LASH LIFTER” Lashes: Kayla at SkinMB (@thebeautybabenash) Eliminating mascara from a daily routine saves time both in the morning and at night—need we say more? Price Range: $125-$150 Signature Treatment: “Lash Lift and Tint. What is a lash lift? It’s like a perm for your lashes without the harmful chemicals. It’s an effective and safe way to enhance your natural lashes to lift, curl and tint them to look like they have mascara on 24/7. Results last 6-8 weeks.” At Home Lash Tips: “Ladies, stop using just a makeup wipe to remove your makeup! Cleanse your lashes and skin with a cleanser day and night. You will see an improvement in baldness and patches in your lash line. Mascara can hold bacteria on your lash line and if you’re not cleansing properly, it can result in patches and baldness on the lash line.” Best Products for Supplementing Lashes: “I’ve tried all the lash serums out there and Latisse is hands-down the best. It truly works to grow and thicken your lashes and is safe to use. We carry it at Skin MB and all my clients love it!” “WIZARD OF WAXING” Waxing: Leslie at Anastacia Skin Studio (@wildlybare) With Leslie’s expertise, your waxing woes will be no more. Price Range: “Prices start low in the $20 and $30 range for facial waxing and go up anywhere to $85 for a Brazilian and legs.” Signature Treatment: “At Anastacia Skin Studio we do full-body waxing along with skincare treatments like facials, dermaplaning and also lash lifts! I love making people feel really comfortable, especially during a service like a Brazilian, because it can be intimidating as hell. It’s fun and fulfilling. Send me all the hairy loves out there!” Maintenance: “Maintenance for most waxing services is 3-4 weeks.” “SKINCARE SAVANT” Facials: Karee Hays (@kareehays) With Karee’s hands and in-house products, perfect skin is just around the corner. Price Range: $250+ Signature Treatment: “The Glow Facial: deep steam cleaning, extractions (as needed), high-frequency treatment, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, lymphatic massage, and chemical peel.” Technique: “While the client sits back, relaxes and steams, our estheticians are analyzing their skin and asking crucial questions to get a good understanding of their skin type, current lifestyle habits, problematic areas, and long-term skin goals. The esthetician then determines the proper course of action and selects specific products to use throughout the facial ranging from our very own KH Skin Lab to other carefully chosen medical-grade products.” Top Three Products From Your Line: “Koji Pads, Sheer Peptide Gel, Retexturize GF Nighttime Restore.” Skincare No-no: “Skipping SPF! Sun protection is crucial for the health and integrity of our bodies inside and out. The purpose of having a morning skincare routine is to protect the skin from environmental damage we’re exposed to throughout the day.”
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The Best Way to Start the New Year As the year ends and we look towards a new one, there’s more on our minds than just resolutions. The holiday season, more than any other it seems, has the community in the spirit of giving. Whether you’re heading a fundraiser for your favorite charity or are seeking causes that may not be a part of the well-known fundraising circuit, there are countless ways to contribute to worthwhile organizations throughout Middle Tennessee. OurEDITteam fully believes in paying it forward and we always end our year by supporting the children associated with the Charles Davis Foundation. Most of us have been buying for children in need for well over a decade, in addition to supporting many other volunteer efforts, and the love of giving never wanes. Here, we’ve made a shortlist of less-publicized groups that we hope you will put on your list this year. There’s no better way to start the new year than to open your heart, beginning with supporting these worthwhile charity efforts in and around our neighborhoods. We will also be adding more outlets in need of support online in the coming weeks.
MILES FOR MILES MILES4MILES.ORG Miles For Miles was created to support local nonprofits that benefit the development and lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. M4M is a founding partner of the extraordinary Best Buddies JOBS program, which focuses on helping Nashvillians that are living with disabilities learn skills to join the workforce. Miles For Miles then connects them with employers upon graduation from the program, giving them priceless life experiences.
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THE REFUGE CENTER REFUGECENTER.ORG The Refuge Center’s mission revolves around offering affordable and professional counseling services to provide support to individuals, couples, and families in need. Through their skilled staff on hand, they are able to address many of the community’s needs including PTSD, addiction, depression, abuse and more.
ROOM IN THE INN & THE NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION ROOMINTHEINN.ORG, NASHVILLERESCUEMISSION.ORG Both of these organizations provide shelter, warm meals, and clothing to those without a home this season. Outside of the cold-weather care, they also provide resources for work placement, addiction/ counseling, and other important health-related resources. While these centers take cash donations, this season they are requesting warm bedding and warm, gently worn clothing to be donated. If you’d like to be more hands-on, these organizations always need volunteers to work onsite—which we promise is a wonderful experience!
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The volunteers at Operation Stand Down Tennessee focus on helping our beloved Veterans and their families by offering guidance and support in their desired areas such as employment placement, VA benefit management, housing needs and other essentials to life post-military. This organization works to empower the participants and greatly reduce the percentage of homeless veterans with the services OSDTN offers.
This inspiring dance studio uses the power of movement and music to transform the lives of students of alllevels, including those living with disabilities (Nashville’s first studio to do so). The inclusive atmosphere allows all of the students to learn life skills and experience social development together, all connected through the art of dance.
MARK’S MONEY MARKSMONEY.ORG The Coonrod family created this nonprofit platform in 2006 as a means of providing support to those living with down syndrome in order to improve quality of life. Individuals supported by Mark’s Money are able to access the necessary resources to cover daily living expenses for education, residency, employment, medical and other day-to-day needs. 128 | NASHVILLEEDIT.COM
This effort has a special place in our hearts as it was the charity of choice for our beloved and deeply missed friend, John Hardaway, whom we tragically lost to cancer earlier this year. Because he had a Cochlear implant, he felt it imperative that everyone has access to necessary screenings and hearing help, and this is the group’s focus. This wonderful organization provides access to hearing loss tests, devices and assists with essential action for those with facing any hardships that accompany deafness.
W E LCOM E H OM E . C o m i n g s o o n t o D o w n t o w n F r a n k l i n , Te n n e s s e e Like many before them, the founders of Splendor Ridge were inspired by the history and beauty of Franklin, Tennessee. The only new construction community in Downtown Franklin, Splendor Ridge offers 19 homesites in a beautiful setting, along with a neighborhood walking trail connecting to Franklin Road, just five minutesâ€™ walk from Main Streetâ€™s charming shops, restaurants, and more. Playing off both the natural and architectural gems of the area, Splendor Ridge is an oasis for
residents to create the home of their dreams and enjoy the best of both worlds. The historic property, which was established in 1902, has carved out 12.6 acres to be reimagined in 2019 as the private enclave of Splendor Ridge for elite residents who are looking to make their home in Franklin. With a mix of architecture taking cues from classic Southern vernacular and modern luxury, the community is inviting and familiar yet unlike anything else in the area. Discover your slice of splendor today!
For more information, contact FRENCH KING FINE PROPERTIES - (615) 292-2622 LAURA P. STROUD, REALTOR - (615) 330-5811, Laura@FrenchKing.com LISA F. WILSON, REALTOR - (615) 478-3632, Lisa@FrenchKing.com
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