Friday, 31 July 2015

The Rest of Nashville

Hey y'all, 
Here is the last of my Nashville posts. The perfect word to describe my time in Nashville is this: "a hoot." It was one half soaking up Country culture in all its tacky-ass glory, the other half mooching around East Nashville, SoBro and Hillsboro Village. I also saw Morrissey at the bloody RYMAN auditorium, and it was a MAGIC. 

Here are some photos from my days in Nashville, that I haven't yet shared:

Posing in front of murals in Hillsboro Village
Hot Sauce at Acme Farms. 
THIS AD KILLS ME. We saw it EVERYWHERE in Nashville. 


Scenes from Broadway. 

On my last day in Nashville my group of pals and I went to a gig at Third Man Records, and then finished off our day at the Pinewood Social, a swanky bowling alley with a huge patio! A very heated bocce ball game ensued. 
Love this dude's outfit! "Jack [White] asked me to dress like this." 
Our bowling shoes. 

This will certainly not be my last visit to Tennessee. I met the most amazing people and had the best time. I really do hope I see Cat, Melanie and Tobias again one day - some times you just meet people who (metaphorically) speak your language, and those types of connections are the reason I travel. Feeling renewed and snapped out of my rampant cynicism after some truly engaging conversation and a whole lot of laughs. 

Until next time, 

Charmaine xx 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Mas Taco

My second full day in Nashville was by far my favourite. I visited the Country Music Hall of Fame, wandered around Downtown Nashville, and then rode in a freakin' GOLF CART to a taco joint called Mas Taco in East Nashville. Nashville has a car share service similar to Uber, but with pay-what-you-can GOLF CARTS. This would be so, so illegal in overly-regulated Canada, so I was as excited as a dog sticking their head out a car window. Mas Taco was by far my favourite place I ate in all of Nashville. Really neat taco combinations and DELICIOUS horchata. Maybe the best I've ever had. I'd highly recommend stopping by if you're ever in Nashville. 

Here's video footage my my golf cart ride and my excitement.


Shots from the CMHF:
One of Dolly Parton's dresses, no big deal. 

More later! Thanks for reading. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

SoBro Photoshoot + Third Man Records

Greetings pals, I am currently editing the HUNDREDS of photos I took while on my two week stay in America. The good and/or relevant pictures will be posted here in due course. Here are a few portraits I took of my handsome Swiss pal Tobias whilst wandering around the SoBro neighbourhood of Nashville on our way to Third Man Records, the record label founded by Jack White. I am really pleased with how these photos turned out! How James Dean does Toby look? 

I have no idea what Toby is wearing, but head to toe I am wearing American Apparel, Orla Kiely for People tree, and Swedish Hasbeens. 

Here are some photos of Third Man: 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

A New Favourite

Hey pals, 

I am back from two weeks whirling the U.S. It was an awesome trip! I crossed off bucket list items, explored new places, caught up with old friends, and revisited favourite cities. I feel incredibly refreshed and happy, with new (and well needed) perspective on a few aspects of my life. Travel is such amazing medicine. 

While I don't often take outfit photos anymore, I've been feeling more inspired than ever when it comes to my personal style. I wore this dress out with some friends a couple of weeks ago for drinks and gallery hopping. It epitomizes everything I love in a dress! 1950s inspired, collared, tailored at the bust and waist, and with a whimsical print. I love it! certainly one of  my most favourite dresses right now, and one I will be wearing for years to come. 

Stay tuned for an abundance of travel posts! 

Charmaine xx