Good morning my wanderful friends!
After spending just about 2 weeks back in New Orleans I'm home in Nashville. In New Orleans I spent the first week with two of my best girls in from NY (yes!) and then celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday catching up with friends and family.
On our long drive home the other afternoon (9 hours, whew!) I was reminded of how gorgeous the Tennessee hills can be. The colors, that winding rocky drive - it's truly a beautiful time of year to be here. On drives that long I focus on settling in with a good audio book and enjoying the scenery. Ben takes off again this weekend for a new tour (he's going to Australia and Japan, ahem not jealous at all over here!) however once he's back we've got several weekend adventures planned. There's so many places that are within an hour drive of our new home.
A few other spots that are on the winter road trip list: Florence (my friend Lauren, who just moved to Nashville too, has been several times and loves it - I'm way overdue in visiting!), Gatlinburg (I just learned about the wildfires there this morning, hoping for a quick recovery there) and the Great Smoky Mountains of course. If you guys have recommendations for outdoor adventures I'd love to hear them!
We took a walk around our neighborhood yesterday afternoon and snapped a few photos. We comment to each other regularly on how peaceful it is here. I'm often reminded of how we all change with time... I was such a city girl for so many years, and the quiet I find here now is so refreshing.
I'm finally breaking out the winter wardrobe, btw. I've always loved little accents like this faux fur scarf from Banana Republic. I said to Ben that I feel like I'm dressed a bit like my Grandmother would on a winter afternoon... of course she's the most fabulous woman I ever met, so that's a really good thing.
With my travels calming down for the next little while I'm looking forward to staying put and sharing more of my new home with you guys. As always, thanks for being here!