“Growing up, I absorbed the Southern obsession with place, and place can seem to me somehow an extension of the self. If I am made of red clay and black river water and white sand and moss, that seems natural to me.”—Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun (via pearlsandpeaches)
…for good food in Nashville, then go to the Wild Hare! My new Friday lunch friends camped out there this week and the food was incredible. If I ate dairy, I would’ve been ALL OVER THAT GRILLED CHEESE/BACON/TOMATO SANDWICH. But I don’t.
So I had the awesome wedge salad instead. Every part of it had it’s own place on the plate so it wasn’t all mucked up together. See…
One thing Southern women pride ourselves on is our preparedness. There is a reason why the Girl Scouts formed in Savannah and that it remains a Southern tradition.
With that said, never judge a Southern Belle by the size of her bag. It might one day save your life.
Herewith is a list of Southern Belle Survival Gear:
A killer carry-all with compartments: Crave a Prada or Marc Jacobs
Full make up bag
Blistex Deep Renewal Lip Balm
Spare pair of earrings
Lady stuff/Man wraps
A guitar pick
Mini lint roller
Travel baby wipes: better than a Tide pen and doesnt leave watermark stains
A wallet that doubles as a clutch
Road trip. Three states. Yummy-nasty-ass road food. Good-for-you Whole Foods. A guitar. A voice box that actually works, rather than offends. An iPod. Innumerable bottles of water. Two hotels. RAIN. The Iron Skillet. Wet Willies. Abs. Stories. Rude servers. Happy fans. Big tips. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Twins. Conrad’s Oreo Dance Off. Empty dance hall dancing. Ballpark. Barefoot in the grass. Beer. Sunset over a dark country road. HUGE red moon. Lullabies. Snakes. Skeeters. In the car. Running on empty. Prayers. Family. Friends. Music. I love our life.
Dear Nashvegas: I’m back tonight in time for The Long Players “Exhile on Main Street” show at Mercy Lounge. My girls Bonnie Bishop and Melissa Mathes are singing, too. Get yer backsides out and come find us!!!
I love the #BNA #Nashville airport. the TSA is so nice and awesome. They should train everyone else. It also has an Expert Traveler security line. STUPENDOUS!!! Move it, amateurs. Yet another reason to moce here permanently. But, its entirely too bright. And i’m not even hungover. iwearmysunglassesinside