Last weekend, The Life Notes teamed up with Gabe Easter Photography to take on capturing Nashville Tennessee through a camera lens. Our day was packed with wine tasting, chasing down celebrity homes, walking a pedestrian bridge, spending quality time with my sister Laura and making new friends. So, without further-a-do, here is a breakdown of how we spent a quick twenty-four hours in Nashville, Tennessee. 

crema

This "hipster paradise" was right up my alley! Crema is amazing because they source their coffee from farmers they know and trust. Everything is brewed in house and is fresh. If you appreciate a good cup of joe I would stop by this eclectic corner of Nashville. It will not disappoint. 

Marathon Village

Our first stop was Marathon Village. Gabe told us the story about how it used to be a car manufacturing plant and has since then been transformed into a home for local shops and restaurants. One of which is a lovely wine tasting spot called Grinder’s Switch. Here, you can try real southern homegrown and manufactured wine. Most of which are named after trains that used to come through the area as well as an elderberry wine that donates money from each bottle sold to a local hospital. When asked how that came about the sommelier informed me that Elderberries are known for their healing quality. I urge wine lovers to stop by and sip on some palette pleasing vino! I recommend any of the sweet red wines. I was surprised how much I enjoyed them seeing as I am usually a white wine kind of gal!

Taylor Swift Plantation Wild Goose Chase 

With a few hours to kill before we needed to be somewhere to take sunset photos, We decided to drive right outside of Nashville to see how the moguls of Music Town live. This, of course, was a perfect opportunity for my unhealthy obsession with Taylor Swift to come out, and we had the bright idea to head about 30 minutes out of the way to try and find the plantation that Taylor owns.

Although we didn't find the exact plantation, we did see same fabulous mansions and loved driving through the upscale neighborhoods. If you are an architecture nerd like me, then you will love all of the different styles of homes in this area!

John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge


 This bridge that spans over the Cumberland River is the most beautiful spot to take skyline photos of the city! The day we were there the US women’s soccer team was in town, so there were a lot of fans decked out in red white and blue which added a patriotic vibe one probably doesn't usually get the walking across this bridge. There were also a few senior photos sessions happening while we were there. This spot is a must see no matter how short your stay is in Nashville. The sunset behind the buildings was absolutely beautiful!

What are your favorite Nashville hang outs? Have you been to any of the places we visited while we were there? We would love to hear about them in the comments!

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