From September, 2015

Samurai Sushi

Samurai Sushi

Samurai Sushi is one of our go-tos and has been since freshman year of college, way back in the day! This Nashville staple has been on Elliston Place for as long as we can remember. And for good reason! Its rolls are some of the finest in town. During our last visit, we stopped in for a weekday lunch. We started our meal off with an order of gyoza and a seaweed salad, perfect for sharing between two people. Then came the main attraction…

Krank Nashville

Krank Cycle Studio

This month, Fitness Friday takes you to the bike with Krank Nashville. The studio offers three types of classes: cycle, Krank strength, and 30/30. The instructors are motivating, positive, and ready to make you feel the burn! Of course, you control your bike so you can go at whatever pace you need, making the classes perfect for people of any fitness level!

Art and Invention Gallery

Art and Invention Gallery

Long before East Nashville became the cool place to be, the founders of the Art and Invention Gallery put down roots in Five Points. Since 2000, the Art and Invention Gallery has been host to art shows and exhibits focusing on inventiveness in every medium. The gallery displays paintings, sculptures, jewelry, crafts – you name it, they’ve shown it! On our last visit, we stopped by their current exhibit: “All Creatures Great and Small” by local artist Elizabeth Foster. Be sure to stop by the gallery before October 11th to catch this exhibit. We’re sure you’ll be hooked on the creativity and inspiration that the Art and Invention Gallery has to offer!

Ugly Mugs

The Ugly Mugs coffee menu features local coffee connoisseur Drew’s Brews. We recommend the hoodie latte to wake you up for the day. The honey, vanilla, and cinnamon spice bring a fun twist to your morning latte routine. The tea menu is equally diverse, with a range of iced and hot teas. Their Minnesota N’ice is one of our favorite iced black teas in town.

Tempered Nashville

Tempered Chocolate Shoppe

Germantown’s Tempered brings together three of our favorite indulgences: wine, chocolate, and cheese. This adorable little shop is a great place for a date or a night out with friends. The store’s chocolatiers make everything from cinnamon hisbiscus truffles to salted earl grey caramels to peanut butter filled chocolate mugs. We’ll take one of each, please!

Front entrance of Castilleja


Castilleja is a home and lifestyle store located in Nashville’s Edgehill neighborhood. The store is filled with bright multi-colored rugs, blankets, and throw pillows that are sure to bring that extra something to your space. Along with items for your home, Castilleja stocks an impressive array of bags, shoes, and clothing that you’re sure to love.

Nashville Paddle Co.

As the summer winds down, we’re taking every chance we can get to enjoy the beautiful Tennessee outdoors. Nashville Paddle Company is one of our new favorite ways to do just that. The company is based on Percy Priest Lake, a short drive from downtown Nashville. Book your stand-up paddleboarding class for this weekend!

Steadfast Coffee

We’re loving the most recent addition to Germantown’s food and coffee scene, Steadfast Coffee. Steadfast’s impressive drink menu includes creative concoctions like the flash chilled coffee, coffee soda, and an iced butterscotch latte. Pair your pick-me-ups with any number of fresh, delicious food options .Each dish is simple, made from the highest quality ingredients and the same attention to detail they use when making their coffee concoctions.

Sinema brunch

Looking for a brunch that’s a step above your usual egg and cheese breakfast sandwich? Sinema is the answer! As soon as you step through the front door, you’re transported into another era.

Retro Sno

Soak in the last rays of Summer with the most refreshing treat in town – a snoball from Retro Sno! Retro Sno takes classic shaved ice and makes it something special. All of their syrups are made by hand with pure cane sure, and the ice is shaved to make a light, fluffy snow cone. From sweet to sour to light and refreshing, they have a snoball for you!