Time to 
Make Good on 
Another Promise

I remember it like it was May 24, 1985. In fact that was the date when I returned to my Austin, Texas hotel room at 12:30 a.m. after having been at work for 15 hours. With me was my bedtime snack of a beastly burger, mountain of fries and extra-large, sugary-sweet soft drink. And a chocolate shake for dessert. I…

Artists of all Stripes, Revealed and Celebrated

It was a busy month for the Brentwood-area artistic community. Representatives of Nashville’s fashion industry attended a “Reveal” of student-designed collections at O'More College of Design. Singer-songwriters performed at Puckett’s and 
Ansbach Artisans showcased local African American artists.

Around Town

Zaxby’s, a Southeast favorite for chicken fingers and wings, recently opened a new location, and its first in Brentwood, at 471 Old Hickory Blvd. Operating hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Spring Into Brentwood’s Diverse Parks and Greenways

There are many intrinsic benefits to living in Brentwood. And right at the top of the list is an exceptionally diverse park system. Brentwood’s 14 parks and greenways cover over 961 acres, including more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails. This expanse provides plenty of room to roam – from running, biking or playing sports to just relaxing…

Spring Means the Return of Your Pets’ Pests

Spring has finally sprung. With it comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, chirping birds and, unfortunately, the onslaught of fleas and ticks. Make sure your pets are protected as you prepare to enjoy more time outside. Dr. Matt Wall with Brentwood Veterinary Clinic believes springtime pet care is more important than you may think. He says, “Fleas and ticks can cause…

Meet Michelle Smith

A Texas transplant that has become grounded in Middle Tennessee for most of her life, Michelle Smith has seen Brentwood grow from a quiet outpost to a bustling city unto itself. Here’s a close-up look at one of the more fashionable “Real Wives” of Brentwood.

Yoga is Hot in Brentwood

Whether you’re flowing into a downward-facing dog, holding a plank position or a striking a warrior pose, we’re talking yoga. And as the practice of yoga continues to grow and evolve, one thing is for certain – yoga is hot and it’s here to stay. In its 2012 Yoga in America Market Study, Yoga Journal reported that 8.7 percent of…

Lexus offers its first turbo in the NX 200t

A woman stopped to talk as I was photographing the Lexus NX 200t. She is a Lexus owner and loved the fact that this compact crossover looks like a Darth Vader mask. I, on the other hand, think the maw-like spindle grille and angular styling is so overdone and cartoonish that it doesn’t seem fitting for a luxury brand. So…

Move Your Body

We all know many reasons why we should exercise: strengthening the heart, lungs, bones, joints and muscles. Improving our stamina and immune system. Raising our self-esteem. Maintaining a healthy weight. But we can all relate to the reasons why we don’t exercise. We’re over-scheduled, over-stressed, overwhelmed or under the weather. And, exercise is one more annoying thing we have to…

Springtime Landscaping TLC

Is your yard ready for spring? Homeowners invest in having beautiful shrubs and plants added to their yard, however maintaining their landscaping is something that is often overlooked. Chris Crenshaw, owner of Crenshaw Landscaping, LLC, started his company in 1989 providing custom landscaping installation for Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Cool Springs, and all of Middle Tennessee. He shares his advice on…