December 2015 archive

Christmas @ Washington Crossing

On Christmas Day in 1776, Washington led his troops on a daring attack across the Delaware River. 

  
I decided to do something different this year and participated in this free re-enactment to commemorate this event along with hundreds of people. The event started at 1:00pm but I got there by 12:10. The parking lots were full and people started to park anywhere. I arrived just in time to get a good view. I recommend to go early for a good spot and you might want to bring a chair and your best camera. 

Check out my photos:    

    
    
    

I hope everyone had a great Christmas celebration! 

xoxo, 

-TRS 

Kendra Scott Favorites

Hey readers! 

I’m posting about my favorite Kendra Scott jewelry. My choices are the Elle and the Dani earrings and the Elisa necklace. 

The Danielle earrings are the most popular but it was too heavy for my ear lopes. The Elle is just perfect for me. These styles are simple and classic for most occasions. I use this guide from Nordstrom before I make my online purchase. 

  
I want to try the Ellie earrings next and they’re on sale for less than $34 here

  
(Elle) 

  

(Dani) – a little smaller with a different shape but put perfect for a casual outfit. 
 

I didn’t think I would like the Elisa necklace because it was too small but it’s actually a great everyday necklace. 
 

Elle earrings with Elisa necklace:  

 

Philly girl goes to Nashville

Hey Ya’ll,

I went to visit my best friend, Samantha in Nashville for Thanksgiving. I’ve never been to the Music City before. I love the good food, music, and positive vibes! I’ll definitely be back.

Explore: Downtown Nashville- booze, music, and southern food.    Batman Building!

Downtown is also where the Johnny Cash Museum and the Country Music Hall of Fame are located.


You can even see the Titans’ stadium  from downtown.


The famous Tootsies! Live music on all three floors! We ordered food there and I loved their BBQ pulled pork sandwich, fried pickles, and fried string beans.

Shop: Boutiques everywhere especially at the Golch! My favorite boutique was Blush because it was affordable and more of my style. However, I did like Two Old Hippies because they had a live band at the back of the store and E.Allen because I got an awesome reversible poncho that I wore the next day. Sam and I bought it because it was too cute and 20% off because of Small Business Saturday. Everyone complimented the poncho everywhere I went that day and I had a conversation with at least one person at every store because they were all so friendly!

I had to stop by the Green Hills shopping center too. We had to go to the Kendra Scott store because Sam and I are obsessed with her stuff. Everything in the store was 15% off and they gave us complimentary champagne. I purchased a turquoise ring and the Elisa necklace in white. The ladies were so helpful and sweet. It was a great experience.

(The poncho) 

Vineyard vines! I bought a plain long sleeve t-shirt that had Nashville on the back and two complimentary VV stickers.

 Food: I love food and every spot we checked out was so good. At night we went to 12 South. We went to Urban Grub, Embers Ski Lodge, and Bartaco. We had delicious tacos at Bartaco. I ordered the duck, spicy chorizo, and sesame ribeye. All of my tacos were really good but I was told that the pork belly and the Baja fish were the favorites.

Biscuit love was my first brunch stop. You order your food in line, then they’ll show you to your table. I order the Southern hot chicken one called the Princess. Sam ordered the Southern Benny.

I had it without the mustard. It was sweet and spicy because of the honey.

My favorite brunch place was the famous, Loveless Cafe.

Sam was told that the wait would be long but we went on a Monday afternoon and the wait was only 5 minutes. I wanted everything on the menu. Of course we ordered breakfast food. I got the Pit-cooked Pork BBQ and two eggs with home fried potatoes. Sam ordered the Biscuit Sampler – which I highly recommend so you can have a little of everything!

   

  

  

  

 Pecan, chess, and fudge pie for dessert!  I ended up buying their jam from the airport but you can always order it online! 

 

Until next time, Nashville! 

xoxo, 

-TRS