Notes from Nashville


Back in November Lauren, Steve, Alexia and I took a little two-part trip to Nashville and then New York. We had been to Nashville before so left out most of the classic places to visit such as the Ryman and Country Music Hall of Fame. Our adventure to Nashville was purely based on our love of the TV show with the same name. We went to visit some of our favourite locations from the show such as the Blue Bird Café, went to see the cast film a few scenes and explored some good places to shop, eat and drink. Nashville was full of pockets of really great cool places. We discovered Pinewood Social on the last night – a huge space with a relaxed vibe and it’s own bowling alley and Crema, a nicely designed coffee shop with a really good latte. Here are a few of my other highlights…

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Tasty Travels: Melbourne

Melbourne was full of great food. But they don’t half make you work for it. You can’t really book anywhere so you have to be prepared to wait a bit (one place we went to said we could be seated at 9:30…it was 6:15!). Also everything seemed to be tucked away (certainly to a non-local), with cool bars on rooftops and under bridges. But the city is crammed full of brilliant places to eat and drink and I loved how centred around food Melbourne was and how serious they seemed to be about it too. We ventured to loads of different places and even managed to fit in an afternoon tea!

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Tasty Travels: Sydney

I never thought I would like going to Australia as much as I did. Mostly because in my mind it was SO far. And it is. Like, really far. I also really didn’t know what else Australia had to offer. I’ve seen many pictures of the cute animals, heard about the amazing weather and seen hundreds of  Facebook friends’ travelling photos but I couldn’t imagine for myself what it would be like. Now I’m home I can say it really was worth the journey. Yes they have adorable animals and incredible weather (and yes, I was happy to be warm in January) but there was more. There were super friendly people, great art, beautiful scenery and most importantly delicious food. 

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Tasty Travels: Sprinkles ATM LA

First stop on our adventure was LA. Between celebrating New Years Eve and catching up with friends I knew I had to fit in a visit to the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM. We managed to go on New Years Day, a very tasty way to start the year. I’ve been reading about it and watching YouTube videos (like the one below) for a while now and was desperate to experience it myself. It was just as fun as I thought it would be, complete with

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