A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have an interview at Vanderbilt for a master's program, which allowed for time to explore the city before and after. I flew into Atlanta after another trip and drove to Tennessee late that night. I booked an air bnb that looked nice and had good reviews about twenty minutes outside of the city in a town called Franklin.

Getting there at 3 am was a liiiiitle sketch, because the neighborhood felt very tucked away and completely at a standstill - but when I woke up in the morning I was so delighted with the little apartment (see photos below). Waking up in this dreamy space kickstarted my trip and gave me positive thoughts as I headed into Nashville.

First stop... breakfast. I found Marche Artisan Foods on Instagram and was super excited to check out the little café so I decided to eat there. It was the ultimate brunch destination - big windows letting in plentiful natural lighting, various two-top marble tables, and a few light wood-grain community tables. The servers were warm and welcoming and the food was to die for. I had croissant french toast (which I am still drooling over by the way).

After breakfast I decided to explore the the city streets by car and stopped off if I saw somewhere or something intriguing. Before I knew it I was wanting to pull off every block and running out of time before my interview! Nashville's aesthetic is so trendy, yet homey. After living in Columbia, South Carolina for four years I thought I was done with the south. Now I'm not so sure...  

If you ever plan to visit Nashville or the surrounding areas I 100% recommend this Air Bnb! It's in Franklin, Tennessee and hosted by Frank & Elizabeth. The space was incredibly clean, chic, and comfortable. The bed was a cloud and I'm considering contacting them to ask what mattress they have. I will definitely be staying with them again!