Hello, Nashvegas!

And… I’m off!  I’m en route to Music City for less than a handful of days to meet with a few journalists and bloggers on behalf of South Walton. Sure it’s work, but it’s also a mini-escape. These days I don’t have much time for moments on my own outside of the midnight to five AM window. I’m not Superwoman or Supermom or any other person with extraordinary powers. I’m just trying to figure it all out and get as much done before I crash face-first into my comfy bed each night.

via Twitter, @NashvilleGulch

Here are a few things I’m looking forward to when I’m not working:

1. Trying as many of Gwyneth Paltrow’s recommendations from here and here as I can. She lived in the Gulch area (pictured above) while she was filming Country Strong and lists places like Whiskey Kitchen, City House, Frothy Monkey,  and Imogene + Willie as must-visit Nashville stops.

2. Enjoying real fall weather that involves a jacket, boots and piles of multicolor orange and yellow leaves.

3. Squeezing in as much shopping as I can, naturally! I have Emmaline, H. Audrey, Haven and almost anything in the Green Hills shopping area on my list of places to browse. There is even a newly opened Tory Burch store!

4. Last but not least, catching up with friends. I have plans to meet up with my friends Michelle and Logan while I’m in town and I can’t wait!

Not sure how much time I’ll have to see these sights, but I”m going to try my hardest. Let me know if I’ve missed anything major. Hope all of you lovelies have a wonderful week. Adios for now!