Nashville Smashville


Oh, Nashville. I always have such a lovely time when I visit you. Of course, I come home a few pounds heavier and with a raging hangover because - duh - Smashville. This weekend involved a LOT of local beer and a fair amount of down-home-cookin' and a little bit of exploring. 

I megabussed it down to the 'Ville, which is a terrifying experience that I keep putting myself through because it's just cheap enough to be worth it, and arrived Friday morning. WE ATE SO MUCH FOOD. The highlights include breakfast at Loveless CafĂ©, happy hour at Rumours East, and closing down the place at Little Harpeth Brewing.

The flea market at the fairgrounds was pretty sweet, even in the rain. I almost splurged on a vintage Polaroid camera that was the but I couldn't put my account back in the red again so soon. It had the original case and everything though!

I sipped on local, organic coffee, complete with hipster-judgey-glare from behind the counter. At local coffee shops, I always like to ask for any recommendations. The barista wanted to know what I usually like and I stupidly said, "Macchiatos?" This caused her to heave a huge sigh and look down her nose at me and explain, "Oh. If you mean like at Starbucks then that's basically just a caramel latte, so...." She was so disgusted with me! Sorry, lady!

Overall, though, an A+ weekend. I'd like to blame my growing gut on this one weekend, but that's simply not the case. After what feels like months of treating my body like crap, I have big plans to be good to the old girl this week. Like drinking plenty of water. Like showering most days. Like working out on occasion.

How was your weekend?? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. Also, if you have any tips for some quick-ish results in the body-makeover-department, I have THREE WEEKS to get bikini ready. Help me?!


Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!

8 comments:

  1. ha-ha Megabus is terrifying but worth it for the fun weekend and the point-to-point travel. I need to make a trip to Nashville for that local hipster coffee vibe I miss so much, it's only 3 hours away!

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    1. You should totally make a weekend of it! They have so many cute, local, fair-trade shops and eateries. Good stuff. :)

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  2. I hate snobby coffee people...

    Nashville is a fav of mine too - & not just because my grandbabies are there :) All the vegetarian/vegan food is high on that list too.

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    1. Ahh! I haven't visited any veggie places but now I think I'll have to next time I'm in town. ♥

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  3. bahahaha hipster baristas and counter peeps at restaurants are the worst. I finally feel like I kinda know the ones in our city now... and feel less intimidated. Nashville is so great. I want to go back already... It hasn't even been a year. Totally looking up these places to add to my nashville 2.0 list. :) XO - Alexandra

    ps - I totally saw your doppelganger at a wedding this weekend... it felt wayyyyy creepery to ask for a picture though lol. Down to the glasses I tell you.

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    1. Ahhhh! Are you saying my life really COULD BE a twins-separated-at-birth, Mary Kate and Ashley movie?!! #dreamcometrue ♥♥♥

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  4. I have NEVER taken a Megabus, but with the cheap-o prices, I'm like you and would probably put myself through the harrowing times anyways, haha. Also - LOL to the hipster barista with the snooty face. I pretty much always sound like the most uneducated coffee person when I end up in one of those places. I'm the one at the counter asking for the most sugar added drink WITH whipped cream! Hahahaha.

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  5. Hahah, RUDE to the barista -- just give me a delicious drink and I'll be on my way! Sounds like you had a great weekend!

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