Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weekend in Nashville

Nashville is one of my favorite cities so I was beyond ecstatic to spend the 4th there with 3 of my best friends. We were hoping for a weekend of laying by the hotel pool, great food, and dancing the night away. However, because of the rainy weather we didn't quite get to do everything we wanted but it was a blast, nonetheless! 

We drove up on Friday morning and had plans to immediately hit the pool. I booked the Omni Nashville because of its prime location and rooftop pool. Unfortunately, because of the frequent down pours we got to enjoy about 12 minutes of pool time. I would for the most part recommend the hotel. It was very clean, accommodating, and perfect downtown location. However, they had a strange rule that you couldn't bring in outside food or drink. Luckily, we were able to smuggle in some drinks :)

Before the torrential storm hit we ordered some food and drinks by the pool. It was only fitting I get the "redneck crazy" drink. 

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We have a friend who lives in Nashville so he gave us lots of recommendations and insisted we go to Pinewood Social. It was the type of place where you walk in and think that you aren't cool enough to be there but was perfect atmosphere for a night out. Aside from the good food and cocktails there was also a bowling alley and pool! 

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I don't remember the name of the cocktail but it was a delicious vodka concoction. There were so many tasty sounding entrees on the menu but when I saw jalapeno mac and cheese I knew I had to get whatever came with it. I honestly don't know the last time I had meatloaf before this but it was so unexpected for a place like this I knew it had to be good--and it was!

After dinner we headed out on Broadway. I love live music and there are so many good bands in Nashville. We took an absurd amount of pictures and selfies. 
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After a long night out I was very happy that we booked a late brunch reservation at The Southern. Blood orange mimosas and chicken and waffles will cure all!
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Have I complained yet about how much it rained? With our pool day ruined yet again we relaxed in the room until it was time to get ready for dinner. It's so fun to get ready with girlfriends and everyone swap products. We made the epic mistake of taking a Lyft to the restaurant instead of walking because of the rain. Little did we know they would close down all the streets for the fireworks while we were eating and we would get stuck and not able to get back without walking a mile in the downpour. Nevertheless, our dinner at M. Restaurant and Bar was quite lovely. I got probably the best shrimp and grits of my life. 
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But like I said we got trapped in our Lyft for about an hour and had to watch the fireworks through the car window :(

Despite the weather we had a great time! We mostly stayed downtown this trip but I'm excited to go back soon and check out other areas! 

What are your favorite Nashville spots?


19 comments:

  1. What a fun weekend! The weather sucked here, too. So disappointing. All that food is making me hungry...

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  2. You ladies look so cute and that food....oh my! Kinda a bummer when rain dampers the plans but it looks like you definitely made the most of it! What a fun girls weekend!! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  3. That sucks about getting trapped in your Lyft!! But oh well. It looks like the rest of the weekend was a blast. I really wanted to go to Nashville this weekend for the holiday and my besties 25th birthday but tickets were too expensive for a weekend trip for me :(

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  4. Sounds like fun! I really need to plan a Nashville trip.

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  5. Despite the weather it still looks like a very fun trip - Nashville is such a fun city! It looks like you ate and drank some very delicious items!

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  6. Your food looks ah-mazing! Looks like you Girlies still managed to have a great time in spite of the weather and that's what it's all about, right?

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  7. I didn't go to any of these places! oh well i'll have to go when I move there!

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  8. What a bummer about the rain but it sounds like you made the best of it!!

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  9. Love Nashville! It's only two hours from us so we love going down there. Broadway is so fun!! That's where we had our Bachelor/Bachelorette parties. We go every Christmas to Opryland to see all their Christmas decorations & ICE. Love it!! Glad you were able to enjoy Nashville despite the weather!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  10. The rain here in Nashville was terrible! We always mess up and traffic becomes a big bummer when we are having a big event like New Years or 4th of July! So sorry you got stuck in your Lyft but at least it makes for a fun story. Pinewood Social is so much fun I'm so glad you went there. Come back again soon!
    Virginia
    theritzyglitzy.com

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  11. I brunched at the Southern last time I was there too!! :) We really enjoy the Wildhorse Saloon too! :)

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  12. Yay! So glad you had a good time despite the rain. Man, that was a crazy weather weekend!

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  13. That mac and cheese looks SOOO yummy! And those chicken and waffles, oh man. I would just do nothing in Nashville but eat nonstop!

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  14. All that food looks DELISH! Sorry the weather was so crappy, but it looks like a fabulous holiday weekend :)

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  15. What a fun way to spend the holiday weekend! I've never been to Nashville but now it sounds like I need to make a trip just for the food alone!

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  16. Looks like a delicious trip. Pinewood Social sounds like a great place!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. What a fun trip! Looks like SO much good food, too. mmm.

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  18. I was so bummed it rained on the night of the 4th, dang it! So glad you had a great time here though - I have yet to go to Pinewood Social.. one of these days! Next time you're here, we'll meet up for drinks!

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  19. I LOVE Nashville, such a fun city.

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