Wednesday, June 20, 2012

{Travel}: BFF Time in Nashville.

Over the past weekend I drove to Nashville to visit my BFF Elise, who just moved to Nashville after graduating with her Master's from Yale University. She's got herself a big kid job and her own apartment and I had to come check it all out. (You can read about our most recent adventure here)

I drove in and the first thing we did was take a little tour of her new apartment and snuggle with her pup Luna. After that, we headed out on the town. First stop was lunch at a total hipster place called Silly Goose in East Nashville.

They have sandwiches as their main feature (though it looks like at dinner that there are other options) and every sandwich comes with cous cous and a salad. I got the Bird, which is grilled chicken breast, sun dried tomato, avocado, bacon, and goat cheese on a rosemary focaccia bread. Especially after camp food this was the best sandwich I've eaten in my life.

I also ordered a basil lemonade tea, which was served in a mason jar - so hipster.

I loved their red metal chairs at some of the tables and the overall chic but chill vibe.

Then we went next door to this great little ice cream place called Jeni's. Their ice cream flavors were really eclectic and everything is made in house. I tried their signatures, which were a salted caramel and a bangkok peanut, but ultimately went with some coffee ice cream.

They also had tasty ice-cream based treats.

Push Pops!

After filling up on deliciousness we went over to an antique store called "Wonders on Woodland":

I only went home with one treasure but snapped pics of lots of fun things:

I LOVED these china hutches:

Elise has been looking for a double bed frame for some time now and we just happened upon this one. It was perfect and she already has it at home set up!

Purchases in hand, we headed back to her apartment because my friend Rachel was in town with two of her daughters for the older one's swim meet. Rachel came over to Elise's so I could meet her brand new baby, Lillian Daphne:

Luna was so funny with the baby. She kept sniffing and kissing her.

That night we went to do laundry at Elise's boyfriend's apartment. After putting one load in, we hit up Trader Joe's to make some dinner. We don't have a TJ in Memphis and I was having some serious grocery lust. It was glorious.

We got the makings for black bean and corn salad. Because of camp I was craving fresh food so we made this combo - black beans, corn, rotel, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice all mixed together.

And because I was craving it, we also stopped at Kroger and got stuff to make rotel dip (Trader Joe's does not sell Velveeta cheese, as you can imagine).

We then proceeded to have major bff time before going to sleep. I was on the road early the next morning. Fun times with my bestie!

In good friends,
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