Nashville Zoo

 Article William Harwood  Like the two-toed sloth obscured by the living flowers and hanging vines of the aviary, much of Nashville Zoo remains hidden to the casual observer. Look deeper! Ranked among the top five zoos in the world by renowned American zookeeper Jack Hanna, Nashville Zoo is indeed an outstanding place to take the kids to learn and play,…

A Special Space Close to Home

 Article William Harwood  Generations ago, many Tennesseans enhanced their quality of life with outdoor living. Detached kitchens kept homes as cool as possible and lowered the risk of fire. Sleeping porches maximized cooling breezes and offered some respite on hot and muggy nights. Then along came air conditioning and many folks forgot how to live well in their own backyards.…

Sweet Success

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan Photography  Step inside the new Sugar Drop and enjoy the scent of fresh cakes and cookies, sweet treats and sugary surprises. While you’re there, meet Sugar Drop’s Brooke O’Dell, an expert baker and award-winning cake decorator. Along with an army of friends, Brooke transformed the old Sugar Drop — a rather fusty cake…

Nashville Fashion Week

On March 27, Nashville Fashion Week hosted its first-ever Men’s Style Event at 505 Nashville. This interactive event was exclusively dedicated to men’s fashion and featured a fashion presentation by Oak Hall Nashville, presentation of Italian brand Eleventy and an installation by Edward’s Shoes, locally made men’s custom dress-shoes.  

Orangetheory Fitness

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan Photography  “Don’t be intimidated,” head coach Bird Thompson tells folks new to Orangetheory Fitness. “It’s just you against yourself.” It’s good advice. For the next hour, participants will join expert staff at group stations, going through multiple intervals of cardiovascular and strength training while monitoring their own heart rate to ensure best results.…

Men About Town

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan Photography  Craig Morgan, Owner, Gallery at Morgan Farms  This country star, TV host and member of the Grand Ole Opry has worn many hats: EMT, sheriff’s deputy, staff sergeant and beekeeper. But the titles of which he’s most proud are simply husband and dad. A typical day finds him taking care of his…

Local Ladies, Leading Lights

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan  The Realtor-Mom-Friend-Wife-Designer-Connector  Jennifer Hughes

A Room of Her Own

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan  Jessica Wilkerson, principal interior designer at O.P. Jenkins, has one starting point when creating a plan for clients: get to know them well and learn their needs and interests. For a stay-at-home mom with a love for France, Jessica designed cozy yet elegant spaces that radiate that fine French flair, from the soft…

‘Just Go See Salem’

 Article William Harwood | Photography James Jordan Photography  For over half a century now, anyone in town on a treasure hunt for world-class jewelry, watches and gifts need not venture far from home. That’s because Brentwood Jewelry has been treating its customers as the true treasure since 1967. Founder Salem Emamalie insists upon it, leading by example. The gifted artisan-innovator—a…

Bee-Cause they Can

While no longer an actor in Hollywood, Jay Williams sure plays one in real life, certainly in our neck of the woods. For the past 10 years, Jay and his wife, Adrienne, have operated Williams Honey Farm, a local beekeeping enterprise that now boasts more than 100 hives. That buzz heard in the air this spring as Brentwood blossoms bloom?…