By KENDALL GILFILLAN

One trip to 12 South and you will soon learn why it has emerged over the years as one of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods. With amazing restauarants, boutique shops, coffee shops and beautiful historic homes to admire, it’s easy to see what keeps locals and tourists alike coming back for more!

We recently took a stroll down 12th South, shared some lovely conversations with store owners and filled up on several of the dining options- all in the name of putting together a Neighborhood Guide for you to more easily navigate 12 South! Keep reading to get a glimpse inside some of our favorite shops and restaurants!

SHOPPING

JUDITH BRIGHT

Judith Bright houses unique handmade jewelry crafted from the finest materials and hand picked gemstones. You’re sure to see these pieces all over town and beyond, and now you know where to get your own!

EMERSON GRACE

Emerson Grace is a boutique that brings West Coast style to 12th South. With stylists on hand to personally assist customers discover and realize their own personal style.

DRAPER JAMES

Reese Witherspoon’s southern-style boutique is built upon complete and total Southern Hospitality. Everyone greets you and everything is for sale- even the art on the walls!

WHITE’S MERCANTILE

Self described as “a general store for the modern day tastemaker”, White’s is a one-stop place for home-goods, thoughtful gifts, and clothing!

IMOGENE + WILLIE

A Nashville staple, Imogene + Willie set up shop in an old service station to sell high-end blue jeans.

MODA

An “edgy-glam boutique” that sells women’s clothing and accessories. Perfect for both day and night looks!


PETER NAPPI

Handcrafted leather goods made in Italy and sold in Nashville! Shoes, boots and more… Yes, please!




HERO

HERO is an upscale women’s clothing boutique created by a celebrity stylist. Intended to dazzle, their merchandise is TO DIE FOR. Just look at the shoes…





CERI HOOVER

Deceptively simple leather handbags made with exquisite materials and beautiful details. This quaint little shop also houses beautiful shoes and clothes to complete the outfit!



EATING

EPICE

A neighborhood bistro serving authentic (and delicious) Lebanese food, Epice offers moderately priced and healthy options.


BURGER UP

Burger Up is a Nashville hot-spot and always on my list of recommendations for visitors. With a menu that is friendly to all diets and a killer happy hour, you certainly need to stop in!

FIVE DAUGHTERS BAKERY

Five Daughters is a family business that has taken Nashville by storm. It’s not hard to see (or taste) why…




FROTHY MONKEY

Food, drink, and coffee served breakfast through dinner!

photo courtesy of Frothy Monkey

photo by Google Images

 

LAS PALETAS

Frozen treats made with fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts!