Key West – Part 1 Boats, Booze and Boobs

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Key West, Florida and photograph the power boat races.  I had a couple of days to get settled and get my bearings before the real work started. Mr. Ville and I stayed … Read More

Monday Inspiration – Fight!

I struggle every day as a “creative”. It’s a painstaking process. I know a lot of my stuff, especially on this blog, is not the best in the world.  My grammar and punctuation sucks, I repeat the same phases too … Read More

Music City Tippler

I love crowds! Street parties, music festivals, I’m there! I even love all the tourists downtown in all their country gear asking directions to the Johnny Cash Museum. It’s pretty confusing for some reason. This week, however, I needed a … Read More

The Farm House Fall Sunday

After a few false starts I was finally able to eat at the new restaurant in the hood, The Farm House. They have a Sunday brunch and I love a good brunch. The menu has all the usual brunch suspects … Read More

The Strawberry Cake

My mother has compiled what I like to call the Family Bible of recipes.  Aside from a few loose recipe clippings,  the recipe for every dish that appears at our family gatherings has been written in her meticulous hand over … Read More

Hockey Tonkin’ – Fancy Version

It’s hockey season in Smashville! At this writing our precious Predators are in trouble because goalie, Pekka Rinne, is out for a month.  Going to a hockey game is still a lot of fun whether or not we’re playing well, … Read More

12th South, Shine, and John Prine

This weekend we got together for dinner and a show to celebrate the birthday of our good friend, John.  We met at one of our favorite watering holes, 12 South Taproom.  They have an extensive beer menu so this is … Read More

Proper Pimento Cheese

I’ve been noticing pimento cheese on a lot of menus especially since there seems to be a bubble of progressive southern restaurants opening.  I’m not sure it’s strictly a southern thing, though. Seeing my favorite southern chef Martha Hall Foose … Read More

Monday Inspiration – The Right Kind of People

It was a quiet weekend around the ‘Ville. Time to rest and recharge. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and when that happens, it’s hard to be creative.  I feel fortunate that I have a pretty big posse of people I can … Read More

Barlines and Bar Lines

After much anticipation (and annoying construction traffic) the Omni Hotel finally opened in SoBro next to the also new Music City Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The Omni added some desperately needed hotel rooms but it also … Read More