Thursday, May 5, 2016

Nashville | Life

If you follow me on snapchat, you'll know that I took an impromptu trip to Nashville last weekend. If you're not following me, you should because it's delightfully mundane and weird (username: nmettille). It happened after my brother messaged me last week and said, "Let's drive down to Nashville for the day!" And I was all, "Ok!" 

All right. I was actually all, "I doubt that will work, but I will talk to my husband." And then a day later I was all, "Ok!" So, we did. We left Thursday night at ten and got back Saturday morning around nine. My Uncle is staying down there for a while after having a bone marrow transplant and we went mainly to visit him. He seems to be in good spirits and hearing the deep, resonating timbre of his voice was good for my soul. We also made a few sight seeing stops and we definitely visited The Soda Parlor, which is the business of our favorite youtuber, Olan Rogers.

This is my dream print. She will be mine. Oh, yes. She will be mine.

The Soda Parlor is located in Marathon Village, which is an insanely cool industrial building. It was an old automobile factory and retains much of it's historical significance by displaying machinery throughout the spacious passages between the shops. We spent most of our time there walking around flexing our photography muscles with the amazing architecture. The Soda Parlor itself serves (delicious) specialty floats and sells Olan Roger's apparel and merchandise. I've featured one of his t-shirts here on the blog because as good of a comedian as he is, he is an equally good designer. The intention of the Soda Parlor was to be a place for Olan to host his many fan appreciation events and connect with his followers. He's video on the making of it is totally worth a watch as it's full of the heart and passion that he puts into everything. Full disclosure. I cried.

This was a rose and cardamon flavored marshmallow. It tasted like old lady.

After that we had some time to kill before we met up with our family. We pretty much just wandered around for a while and followed interesting sights and sounds around like bread crumbs. That lead us to the very clear Tourist Trap Neighborhood as most of places were noisy bars and every other girl on the street was wearing short shorts and cowboy boots. That bit was a shock as it was markedly different than the cool, historical, urban vibe of the rest of the city. However, we did go into this cute little candy shop that felt appropriate to capture on film because of my recent homage to places like it. 

This is my second very short trip to Nashville and it certainly hasn't been enough. I will find my way back to this city since I have so much else to experience there! Stay tuned for my Nashville outfit post, tomorrow! Hint: It is NOT short shorts and cowboys boots.

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