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‘America’s Got Talent’ holding auditions Jan. 13 in Nashville

NBC’s America’s Got Talent will be hosting open call auditions on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Music City Center. Season 12 saw the crowning of 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma City as the winner.  In addition to the $1

The Best Tried And True Productivity Apps To Skyrocket Your Efficiency

By ALLIE MYSZKA I’ve always been a “productivity junkie.” If something is messy, I find a way to tidy it. Tasks that take forever? I’m all about working to speed those up. Streamlined, effective communication

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

By ALLIE MYZKA Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If so, way to go! Your list is checked off early, and you’re ready to start wrapping everything. But, maybe you’re tired of using the

When The Holidays Aren’t So Jolly

By GRACE HALLOCK I know, I know. This isn’t exactly a cheery subject when we are all supposed to be “joyful and triumphant” during “the most wonderful time of the year.” But the fact of

Local Shopping Guide for Unique Hostess Gifts

By KENDALL GILFILLAN 'Tis the season for holiday shopping and holiday parties! But what are you to do when the two worlds collide and you need to shop for your holiday party's hostess gift? We've

Old school gets new life, new audience with vinyl record shop

Above, Luna Record Shop Owners, Brenna Gentry and Calvert Gentry McMahan // PHOTO BY MIKE ROBINSON   By Rachel Blackwell Throughout their childhood, sisters Brenna Gentry and Calvert Gentry McMahan spent hours upon hours listening

Shop Local: A Nashville-Based Gift Guide

By ALLIE MYSZKA Small Business Saturday may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean you’re done shopping small! Fortunately for all of us, Nashville is home to countless small businesses where you can find

Christmas gifts for every type of dad

It’s no secret that buying for the dad in the family is difficult. Socks? New t-shirts? A new tool to add to the tool set? That’s all you want? Finding a thoughtful yet useful gift

Downtown Franklin Holiday Guide: Gift ideas for mothers, wives

A shirt from Finnleys Good Findings, located at 435 Main Street // Photo by Brooke Wanser By BROOKE WANSER Shoppers looking for a unique, intriguing gift should look no further than downtown Franklin. With a

Seasonal gift card sales including restaurants, retail and more

By REBEKAH JONES We all love a useful gift card, whether it’s giving or receiving. For all your last minute gifts, check out these gift card deals, from retail to dining and more. Puckett's and Puckett's Boat House

Holiday Party Planning Tips

By TRESA HALBROOKS Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to plan that festive gathering. Throwing the perfect soiree doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive.  I’d like to share a few

Holiday Goodies You Don’t Have To Feel Guilty About

By ALLIE MYSZKA Around the winter holidays, it’s easy to get caught up with “visions of sugarplums” dancing in our heads. But if we’re not careful, consuming tons of holiday sweets can leave us feeling

O’More Designer Show House: Interior Designer Spotlight

By JENNIFER SMITH The 2017 O’More Designer Show House in the Você neighborhood in Brentwood, left the public in awe once again. Each designer did an amazing job and I took away a few ideas

How to Make the Most of Your Time with Family During the Holidays

By ALLIE MYSZKA Maybe your Thanksgiving celebrations went wonderfully, and everything went according to plan. You came home feeling like you’d created treasured memories with those you love, and now you’re looking forward to the

How To Get Better Sleep

By ALLIE MYSZKA Sleep is something that’s incredibly necessary for us as human beings. Unfortunately, it’s also something we don’t prioritize. When we sleep well, we feel better and our bodies and brains function at

Top 5 Christmas tree themes to try this year

The Christmas tree is the heart of the home during the holiday season. It reflects your style and brings Christmas cheer. It is important to have a clear vision for your tree so that you

Three Exercise-Oriented Nashville Activities For Your Out Of Town Guests

By JENNY PRUITT CLEVELAND The holidays are a notoriously good excuse for lack of exercise. Our usual non-holiday checklist gets wrecked decorated by the holidays with all sorts of merriment — parties, gift shopping, baking,

Tennessee State Parks Host Day After Thanksgiving Hikes

By KENDALL GILFILLAN Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes at all 56 of its parks on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. This is the fourth year for this event, and one in a series of five statewide

6 Tips To Make Your Thanksgiving Roadtrip Enjoyable

By ALLIE MYSZKA Whether you’re just driving an hour to grandma’s house or you’re trekking across multiple states to a family gathering for Thanksgiving, road trips can become quite an ordeal. Once you’ve managed to

Decorate your trees, mantles and more with JW Nash & Co.

Jamie Watford, owner of JW Nash & Co. // Photo courtesy of JW Nash & Co. By REBEKAH JONES Every home deserves a spotlight; that’s what Jamie Watford of JW Nash & Co. believes. JW

Easy, stylish gifts for the man in your life

Photo courtesy of Franklin Road Apparel Company By REBEKAH JONES It is no secret that buying for the sweet man in your life, whether it be your brother, father, son, husband or boyfriend, can be

“But Why?”

By KENDALL GILFILLAN We’ve all had a conversation with a child in which everything we say or try to explain is met with “But why?” (Usually more like “But whyyyyyyy?”) As frustrating as it may

6 Family-friendly activities around Nashville for Thanksgiving break

By ALLIE MYSZKA If you’re a parent of school-aged children, you know how much your kids are looking forward to a few extra days off for the Thanksgiving holiday next week. Maybe you’re traveling to

Sit back, relax and let Accent Flowers do your holiday decorating

By REBEKAH JONES Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it is one of the few times a busy family can still sit together and enjoy a meal. However, trying to plan decorations, centerpieces or hostess gifts

Pack Smarter For Holiday Travel This Year

By ALLIE MYSZKA It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is nearly here. For many of us, that means traveling to visit family and loved ones. Whether you’re just packing up for yourself, or you’re preparing