Showered in Love

Spring is the perfect time to honor a bride-to-be. It provides the most beautiful backdrop for a bridal shower, loaning its colors, patterns and seasonal goods perfectly for the occasion. But treating your ladies to a gorgeous luncheon paired with wine doesn’t need to be a daunting task!

R.A.D.ically Empowered

Brentwood police officers Sam Bady, Mark Wood and Allie Segal are the expert instructors of R.A.D., a self-defense program that can help you turn the tables on an aggressor and keep you from being victimized. Standing for “Rape Aggression Defense,” R.A.D. is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing self-defense program, and Officers Bady, Wood and Segal are all R.A.D.-certified. Offered throughout…

Gifts of Beauty for Mother’s Day

Brentwood Flower Shoppe has been in town since the 1970s, and Lori Shipe has been the owner and designer for the last 20 years. The shop just moved into a beautiful space next door, which is filled with an abundance of flowers kept in stock every day.

A Watershed Moment Each and Every Day

A donation drops into the center of Harpeth Conservancy, setting off waves of positive impact in all directions: toward legislation, restoration, conservation and education. When it comes to the numerous challenges facing the 870 square miles of the Harpeth Watershed, this Brentwood-based nonprofit addresses them all. And it does so from our own backyard, dedicated to the health of a river system…

Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary Takes Flight

Whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo…better to share with you the wonderful news of Owl Hill than I, one of its resident raptors? Hello, humans. I am Owlbert Dappled-Quills, a barred by birth and a bard by calling. Allow me to provide a bird’s-eye view of the exciting things to see and to do at Owl’s Hill, a private, nonprofit nature sanctuary in your very…

An Ancient Practice for Modern People

Picture a spa-like setting with you sitting on a wave massage chair. Hanging fabrics to either side partition you from others. As soothing music plays, you sip complimentary green tea and focus on the beautiful, natural vistas projected on the large monitor overhead. You relax. Your much-needed 30 minutes of healing has begun.

Eco-Friendly Home Accessories

1.  Bee's Wrap  Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil and tree resin, Bee’s Wrap is washable, reusable and compostable. Wrap cheese, half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next adventure. Available at The Kitchen, 6035 Highway 100, Nashville, TheKitchenNashville.com

Home Making

Mike and Elizabeth Jakubowski love what they do. And, increasingly in Brentwood and environs, so does everybody else. Mike and Elizabeth are the husband and wife tour de force team who constitute Woodward Homes, a family-owned building business for families who wish to build—and nail it. With more than a quarter century of combined experience in high-end residential design and…

In the Kitchen with Ellen Sherwood

A pinch of this and a dash of that. What goes in your food is a matter of personal taste—and so is the kitchen you prepare it in! After all, it is the room where you spend the most of your time. When it becomes dreary and drab, we are here to inspire your new space. So, whether you are looking for a…

Defining Luxury

Do words like "picturesque" and "serene" make you swoon? What about words like "luxurious," "grand" and "dramatic?" Well, if you aren't swooning yet, you will be once you see this nearly 10,000-square-foot sprawling luxury estate built by the family-owned Hidden Valley Homes. Jim and Trina Spangler spared no details in this masterful design meets modern luxury home. 6449 Penrose Drive is nestled among…