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
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
Nashville is full of amazing restaurants, especially in one of my favorite neighborhoods-Germantown! We’ve lived in this part of town for 10 years and we love it so much. All the way from the charm, to the convenience , to of course all the delicious food it has to offer. So when Geist opened, we knew we had to see what it was all about! Continue reading
I have made so many amazing friendships from Instagram!(see hubby, it’s not a waste of time LOL) One of those wonderful friendships is with Andrea, AKA @Nashvillemade! She is such a foodie and chef extraordinaire, so I thought it would be fab to team up for a summer recipe! Continue reading
One of my favorite things as a female, is when other powerful ladies join forces and all support each other. We talk a lot about that as a society, but do we really do it? Well I had the grand honor of joining forces with Amelia Weiss, of The Nashgals, to host and throw a Summer Bash! Continue reading
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!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
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)
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
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!!)