April 9, 2011

Weekend Getaway Part 2

This is the second and final part of my vacation. Day two I went to Nashville, Tennessee. I didn't have as much time as I did on day one but still got to see a lot.


SHOPPING: Social Graces - Lovely print and stationary shop on the corner. You can buy your own wax stamp kit. Simply Lovely.

Pangaea - Very eclectic; purses, sheets, clothes, hardwares, books, games, jewelery, and more. I bit on the higher side though. I saw a light switch cover at BLISS(KNOXVILLE) for $4. They had the exact same ones but for $7.

BookMan/BookWoman - It's an used book store, but don't be fooled. These are rare first edition books. I'm talking $195-250 books. I felt rather uncomfortable because I didn't even want to touch the books for fear of damaging them. But they do happen to have "regular price" books you just have to find them. Which some people enjoy!

ClothingXchange: Think of this as one jump up from a Goodwill.

Retropolitan - This is such a nice interior design store. It's a retro based style but still nice. Not over the top or anything. Even if your not looking to buy furniture or decorative accents I would still recommend going in and taking a look.

Sites: Parthenon - Let me explain this. The park surrounding the parthenon is free. You can walk around, feed the ducks, "see the parthenon". BUT if you want to go in it's $6 for an adult. The only mythology related art they have is on the top floor where the Athena statue is. AND again let me be clear, you can only take photos on the top floor as well. Not that there is much to take a photo of on the first two floors. Its not even mythology related. So if you just want to see the athena statue then I would say go for it. But if you are looking for something more I wouldn't recommend paying to go in. Just sit out side and get a nice view of the building.

Lunch: Fido's - It's rather convenient because it's on the same street all those shops I mentioned are on. It has a nice selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sides. You are looking at around $8 a plate though.

April 7, 2011

Weekend Getaway Part 1

Hay Lovelies, This Monday and Tuesday I drove up to Knoxville and Nashville Tennessee to spend time with two wonderful ladies. I had such a fun time and I want to share the experience just encase you ever want to venture there your self!


Lunch: Oodles Uncorked - It's an Italian restaurant with a great atmosphere. Some of the menu items can be pricey ($$) but if you go on monday they have a lunch special of spaghetti and meatballs for $5.oo. It was great, a bit hot with the peppers and onions in the meat. They also have a "be your own chef". You get to pick a noodle and a sauce for $6.

Dessert: Marble Slab Creamery - We grabbed a cone at this sweet shop. I picked the praline, very light. They also have mixes to throw in from sprinkles to reeces pieces. Its right beside oodles so its a convenient choice.

Shopping: Bliss & Bliss Home - Both are different, stores across the square from each other. Bliss home is nice but I would recommend just going to Bliss for vacationers. It has more than just clothes. I bought some old wood printer letters for $4. They happened to be on sale for 75% off.