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Womanista Travel: #WomanistaOnTour Photo Album

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This week I’m wrapping up my trip around the globe (literally!) It went a little something like this… Nashville-NYC-Oslo-Stockholm-Amsterdam-Glasgow-Dublin-London-Singapore-Brisbane-Sydney-Melbourne-Los Angeles-Nashville. PHEW. It was an incredible trip with a lot of frequent flier miles logged (AND YALL! Can we please discuss Singapore Airlines. Wowzers. More on that later…) Getting to explore some amazing cities and see my […]

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Womanista Travel: What’s Hot on 30A Right Now


If you are heading down to the 30A area for spring break this year, there are some super fun new can’t-miss activities, restaurants, and shops that are now open for the 2015 season. Some are suitable for the whole family (a pontoon ride on the gulf, anyone?) and some are great for date night (Grayton Beer […]

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Womanista Vacation: Spring Break Essentials


Who is ready for Spring Break??? *Raises Hand*… My “Spring Break” will be spent jaunting through Australia but later this month I’m hitting the beaches of 30A to soak up some sun & celebrate my sister with a baby shower (I have a new niece or nephew due this summer! <3) For those of you […]

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Womanista Travel: The Australia Edit

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I absolutely LOVE Australia and can’t wait to get back. This will be my third trip over there and I feel like I know the vibe of the major cities pretty well at this point – so I can bypass the touristy stuff and explore some of the locals fave spots! Oh and did I […]

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Womanista Travel: The Europe Edit

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Later this week I’m joining my husband on a jaunt around the world (literally) as we head to Europe to kick off his band’s world tour (hooray!) and then head to Australia for a tour there, and then home. (See? we are actually going completely around the world!) Our first stop is Scandinavia for shows […]

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New Year’s Eve in Nashville


I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Eve. I love (actually ADORE) the sparkles, champagne, party hats, kisses at midnight, and the hope of what a new year will bring while celebrating all of the blessings of the past year. And I sort of hate the pressure of having the perfect plans for THE BEST […]

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I know y’all are all aware of the craziness that is black friday (I, personally, am not interested in hitting up the mall at midnight after thanksgiving, but to each their own…) The good news is, many of my favorite online retailers like Shopbop, Nordstrom, C Wonder, and Piperlime have started their holiday sales EARLY, […]

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Ready for Takeoff…

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Lord have mercy, I am thankful today. Lady A’s fifth studio album, 747, is out today…And y’all, it is so dang good. One thing that (to me) is the mark of great music is the way that it moves you. The way that it creates a memory and timestamps a moment. I am so thankful […]

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Top 5 reasons why Music City Food + Wine should be on your calendar this weekend

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Dear Nashville: This weekend the Music City Food + Wine festival is descending upon Dowtown and you should really go if you have a chance. Last year was the inaugural year of the festival and it was SO cool & fun! You have the opportunity to taste some of the best dishes from globally-acclaimed Chefs (as […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Father’s Day


Guys. They can be so hard to shop for! And Father’s Day is really the one day of the year that is just for them. They can lay around, watch golf, and request beer & snack refills without a hint of hesitation (at least, that’s how my dad liked to spend Father’s day!) This will […]

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Womanista Travel: Blackberry Farm

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Editor’s Note: Let me preface this post by saying this – Blackberry Farm comes with a lot of hype. It is routinely heralded with top travel awards and earns the kind of praise (year after year!) reserved only for 5+ star establishments. I consider myself pretty well-traveled and I’ve gotten to stay in some dynamite […]

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Rosemary Beach “Girls Getaway”: …And the Winner IS


Congrats to Allyson Harris of Nashville, TN! Allyson shared a wonderful story about how her girlfriends from all areas of her life (and in various parts of the country) helped her walk through a difficult time with endless support, love, laughter, & grace. But womanistas, I got SO MANY incredible entries it was SERIOUSLY almost […]

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Womanista Travel: Girls Weekend in Rosemary Beach, FL (& a GIVEAWAY!)

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There are few things I love more in this world than the incredible sandy beaches of 30A & my fabulous girlfriends. The good news is, NEXT WEEKEND (Jan 30-Feb 2) you can enjoy both with the Rosemary Beach 9th annual “Girls Getaway”! There are so many fun events, including a kickoff party with delish cocktails […]

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Womanista Gift Guide: Gifts for your Guy

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I don’t know about you, womanistas, but the guys on my Christmas list are usually left until the end of my shopping adventures because, well, guys can be tricky to find gifts for. So this year I didn’t waste any time and went straight to the experts for ideas—Bobby Rossi and Josh Keller, co-founders of […]

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Womanista Wish List: 3 AWESOME THINGS!


Happy Tuesday, womanistas! It has been a pretty crazy week in my house (and I’m sure many of you feel the same way! It’s that time of year, I guess…) so I’ll keep this short & sweet. Here are 3, totally awesome things that I’m loving right now! Hope you like. And I hope you […]

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Womanista Travel: Le Sirenuse & Positano, Italy


Womanista has been on a bit of a summer vacation (I’ve tried my best to enjoy the first summer in a LOOOONG time that my husband hasn’t been touring! Well, it’s the first summer he hasn’t been touring since I’ve known him, so there’s that…) so I packed up the computer and lived life a […]

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Womanista Travel: Snapshots from Rome

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Y’all. Rome. Italy in general. It is magical and breathtaking and yummy and perfect! If you ever have a chance to visit, you MUST. My husband and I embarked upon our Italian adventure about a week ago, with our first stop in Rome. Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the eternal city! […]

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Womanista Travel: Beach Essentials


I just returned from a sunny getaway along the pristine beaches of the Florida gulf coast and it was absolute bliss! The warm ocean breezes, sunshine, and cold, frosty beverages made for a perfect, relaxing break for my husband and I. After a few days of hitting the beach, I pretty much mastered the art […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Glam Edition!)

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It’s the first week of April & I can already feel the buzz of spring! It’s still a little chilly in Nashville, but the tulips in my yard are blooming and I’m heading out to the sunny west coast this week for some warm weather (and the ACM Awards!) Here are a few things I’m […]

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Womanista Wish List: This Week I’m Loving (Spring Break Edition!)

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It’s spring break, y’all! Even though I haven’t had an actual “spring break” since college, there is still something that always feels wistful and fun during this time of year! (And for those of you who are taking a FUN spring break trip this year, enjoy and be safe!) Here are a few things I’m […]

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Womanista Travel: Aspen, Colorado


I recently visited Aspen, CO for my birthday – and I am officially obsessed!! Aspen has the reputation of being a chic and stylish ski town visited by the glitterati…but that is only half the story. It’s also cozy and friendly and absolutely fabulous! I loved it and can’t wait to return. Here are a […]

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