Meet Nathalie, queen of the flowers

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PHOTO: Daniel Christopher Photography 

Life is full of wonderful people if you just give your self the chance to find them! That’s one reason I love living in Nashville. I’ve met so many incredible people who are all so different and talented in many different ways. It really is such an amazing city! Speaking of incredible people, let’s talk about my friend Nathalie. She really is queen of the flowers. She creates magic when she touches them! I got to see her in action recently at the NashGals Boho dinner. She made the most beautiful arrangements , oh ya and a magnificent floral wall! She is ONE TALENTED woman! OH, and beautiful, smart, and best of all – just a sweet and genuine human being. I am so grateful I’ve gotten to know her, and now you all get to meet this beauty too! Meet Nathalie! Continue reading

Instagram Guide to the best Nashville Murals


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Nashville has become the new IT place to get those Instagram worthy photos in front of all of the best Nashville murals! So I thought why not take a little Nashville mural tour to my most favorite ones! There are so many, I didn’t cover them all- but here are the ones you have to visit if you come! So here we go with my Nashville Mural Tour List! Continue reading

The Saffron Diaries, meet Sujata


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It’s no secret I love making friends! Especially when those friends and I have a lot in common! I started following Sujata a long time ago, and it was such a treat to finally meet her in person last December! OH, and she has an Instagram husband too:) Better yet, they are from Texas so of course we had something in common since my hubby’s from there too! She is not only beautiful and an amazing blogger, but she’s SO SMART! She works in clinical research, and uses blogging as a creative outlet! I’m so excited to be featuring her on the blog today! Be sure to check her out! Meet Sujata, AKA The Saffron Diaries!



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Hi everyone! Sujata here from Saffron Diaries! A little bit about myself: I am a native Texan, a diehard Longhorn fan and alum of the University of Texas, and lover of all things food and fashion.  I work in clinical research and, well, my job is way more technical than creative so I use the blog to balance the use of both sides of my brain! I’m a first time blogger, and my purpose has sort of revolved over the last 6 months. This year, I’m focusing on a year-long project which I call ‘Journey through 30’. (I turned 30 back in January) Each month I take on a new experience, something that I’ve been wanting to incorporate in my life or just try for the first time ! I’m learning a lot and getting to meet lots of wonderful people along the way!

What’s your favorite song right now?

Downtown by J Balvin (pretty much anything by J Balvin, to be honest…)

What’s your favorite style to wear?

Preppy/chic. (although this is totally determined by my mood, I’m a chameleon)

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What’s your guilty pleasure snack-go-to?

Chocolate (currently those Oreo-Milka bars)

What’s your MUST-HAVE beauty item that you can’t live with out?

Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Soft- this foundation just gets me! #melaninlove

Who’s the most influential person in your life and why?

My mom (shh don’t tell her). I don’t think there’s anyone else who just knows me for me as well as she does. She always has the answers, and she never holds back from calling me out (which just may be ALL THE TIME). She may be the queen of tough love, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

What’s the one thing you want to accomplish that you haven’t yet?

I don’t think I’ve reached my career goals just yet. This is partially due to the fact that I’m still trying to figure out which direction to take it in. It’s hard reaching a goal that you’re not sure of! Some of this has to do with just where my husband  and I are right now and we’re trying to figure out what’s next! Being a Type A, it has been really hard letting go of that sense of control, but I’m learning!

If you could give someone some great life advice, what would it be?

If I’ve learned anything in the last 30 years, is that life requires adaptability. Life is constantly changing, and you have to be in the mindset to keep up!

What’s your fave inspirational quote?

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going  wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles. – Audrey Hepburn

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Where is one place you’d love to travel to?


What drives you and gives you passion in your profession?

I work in public health research and let me tell you, it’s very easy to forget that the work that you’re putting in can have some downstream effect on people. You get bogged down with the day to day, and losing the big picture is so simple. The times where I’m reminded of the importance of what I do is when I describe my work to other people. I think people lose sight of the fact that medical research is not just limited to finding the next best drug. Working in a field where we can learn to truly understand why people make the choices that they do (especiallythose that affect their health) can lead us to better medicine, and one that focuses more on prevention! (Vaccinate, eat healthy, be physically active!!)