Jeni’s is down the street from my house now, so this is now the most dangerous thing that’s ever happened to me. Spent an afternoon at the Nashville Humane Association playing with the sweetest puppies. This guy’s name is Arctic, and he was my favorite. Crema is a great place to go for coffee, work, and seeing everyone you ever knew that also loves coffee and is aware of Crema. Coffee is always good and so is the company. I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Nashville and have never been. You don’t do coffee? Their Chai latte is also the best I’ve had in the city. Just go. And while you’re there, pick up one of their Nashville mugs and admire their chalkboard wall art. Have I sold you yet? My 23rd birthday rolled around on the 9th of February. The day started with the MOST exquisite brunch of blood orange mimosas, steak eggs benedict, and pancakes at The Southern. It’s located in the heart of downtown Nashville and you NEED to pay them a visit. They had a huge amount of people waiting to sit down as we were leaving, so I’d definitely suggest making a reservation. In any case: go. Also my best friends threw me a surprise birthday party and I’ve never felt more loved in my entire life. I can’t say thank you enough times. I bared my legs because they sun came out and I wasn’t sorry about it.
Wearing: Shoes | Converse, Skirt | (old) Target, and Sweater | Madewell I’ve been making a solid effort to not only explore other places in the world, but also the city I live in. This week’s was inspired by a recent post by A Beautiful Mess. She went to a store that I’ve passed 100 times on my street and on Tuesday I decided it was my turn to venture in. White’s Mercantile is a collection of knick knacks that are so the spirit of Nashville. Vintage inspired and all of it would look perfect on that shelf that you just need to add SOMETHING ELSE on. Worth a trip to 12 South to browse around. Also, you should probably buy one of the candles they have on display because they are *praise hands emoji* GOOD.
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.”
-Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
The past few weeks, every waking moment I’ve had I’ve spent day dreaming about sunny afternoons and excuses to go down the street to Las Paletas and get a popsicle just because.
The warmer temperatures have prompted met to surround myself with flowers, friends, and a fresh outlook. I did a closet overhaul, and I’ve never been happier to open its doors in my life. It’s all seems sort of new and a lot more manageable.
I’ve done the same thing with a lot of my priorities. An overhaul of things weighing me down. Results? Happier me.
Take advantage of spring, ya’ll.
Countdown to LA: 12 days.
Speak to you soon