A New Year’s Change

Welcome to 2018. If you’re flipping through these pages and are wondering whether you’re in the right place, you are! With 12 fresh months at our feet, we’ve opted for a new year of renewal, reflection and change here at Brentwood Lifestyle.

Magpies Girl Opens its Pink Doors

Magpies Girl opened the pink doors to its Franklin store, 504 W. Main St., Saturday, November 4. At the core of the Magpies brand is a commitment to empowering and encouraging girls to be their best, most authentic selves while shopping the latest trends in a colorful, fun environment. Photography by Meagan Little Photography.

The Factory Hosts Made South

Made South events celebrate the best makers, food, drink, music and art in the South! The festival was November 17-18 at The Factory in Franklin.

January 2018 Around Town

Five city employees who collectively represent more than 152 years of service to the city all plan to retire soon. 

Fitness. Evolved.

If you're like most people, getting more fit and even losing weight tops the list of your 2018 New Year's resolutions. As a matter of fact, according to a study from the Statistic Brain Research Institute, roughly 42 percent of Americans made New Year's resolutions last year and the most common resolution? You guessed it: increasing fitness and activity. It’s…

New Year, New You

Losing weight and getting fit usually tops the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Every January, those who work in gyms and workout facilities know to expect an influx of people hoping to make good on their promise to improve their health. And, while people kick off the New Year with the best of intentions, as time goes…

Pan-Seared Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Sautéed Mushrooms over Mashed Cauliflower

Judy Beaudin of Scrumptious Catering created this dish with the goal to satisfy warm winter cravings but with a focus on maximizing healthy, fresh ingredients and eliminating the refined carbohydrates that can cause weight gain.

Building a Dream

When Eric and Deana Douglas began looking for a bigger home for their family of five, they turned to Jennifer Hughes with Benchmark Realty LLC and her expertise in the market. 
Jennifer guides her clients through the entire process of buying and selling a home. In this case, she worked closely with Eric and Deanna to stage and sell their…

Go Anywhere Workout

What? No equipment? People always think they need weights or machines or even a gym to help get them in shape. But, not according to personal fitness trainer Kellie Ruocco. She says all you need is 30 minutes, the weight of your body and consistency and focus to see results: weight loss, muscle definition and a feeling of accomplishment.

Fitness Insights

Fitness expert John Humble has won national championships in powerlifting, Olympic lifting and bodybuilding. For nearly four decades he’s used his expertise to help others get in shape and stay that way. Today, at his private studio in Maryland Farms in Brentwood, he offers personal training to people of all ages but specializes in helping teen athletes and people over 50.