Hey Ya’ll! Ok, is that overkill? Yes, a little, I know. You many have recently seen that I and a couple other Bachelor alum jetted to Nashville for a last minute girls getaway to Music City. This was my first time in Nashville, actually my first time in the South, and boy did I fall in love.

Our stay began at the Thompson Hotel. One of the newer hotels in Nashville, this hip, luxury hotel made us feel right at home. Located in the Gulch, a trendy neighborhood in the southwest area of downtown, the Thompson captures the unique architectural and industrial history of the area.

We stayed in one of the Thompson’s city view suites. With panoramic views of the city, the suite feels more like an apartment or loft. It’s cozy, yet modern and has all the amenities of a small residence. The bathroom…Oh my! As you enter through the reclaimed wooden doors there lies my dream bathtub: a perfectly oversized, clawfoot tub! Perfect for relaxing in following a long day of sightseeing or after one too many drinks at the rooftop bar just a few floors up. Speaking of rooftops, I am a sucker for a great rooftop bar and the Thompson’s did not disappoint. Great food, gorgeous views of the city, and swanky enough but not too swanky that you feel uncomfortable laughing or talking a little too loud.

Food. Can we talk about the food?

Most of our mornings were spent at Biscuit Love. I LOVE this place. I think we ate here every morning, not even kidding. It’s so wonderful. Wonderful enough that come Saturday morning the line was wrapped around the corner. We skipped that day but literally ate there every other day we were in Nashville. Located right across the street from the Thompson, it’s the perfect pit stop for breakfast or brunch. Fresh squeezed OJ to accompany our champagne paired with their famous “Bonuts”, buttery biscuit dough fried to perfection served with lemon mascarpone and blueberry compote. I mean, how were we supposed to resist?! They have a small lunch menu but I always went with the breakfast items because I cannot pass on a biscuit.

On our last night in Nashville we decided to eat at Pinewood Social. We kept hearing people rave about it so we thought we would give it a whirl. With the cutest little bowling alley tucked in the back, the space is incredibly cozy and has a great retro feel. The location is in an old warehouse which I am always a fan of. Traditional dining tables and booths were packed with people as were the oversized couches and lounge areas. The hand-crafted cocktails were a great start to the evening. We all ordered a couple things to share including the lamb bolognese and kale salad. The bolognese was insane, a dish I would definitely go back for! Overall I would give this place a ten out of ten. Located near Crema Coffee, another must visit, I will recommend everyone visit Pinewood Social.

Nashville’s contagious energy, food scene, and live music was more than enough for me to begin planning my trip back to this magical city.







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