HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! LET THE FIREWORKS & COOKOUTS BEGIN!

I don’t know about you, but I have southern roots that grow deep. I love the summertime and sitting on the patio with my best girls, talking the night away with refreshing beverages. I grew up chasing fireflies barefoot, usually in my best Sunday dress, and staying outdoors with my friends until suppertime. Back then, summer involved independent adventures around…

City of Brentwood introduces “Barkwood Dog Park”

The city of Brentwood recently held the re-grand opening of “Barkwood Dog Park” and introduced its new sponsor, MARS Petcare. Mayor Jill Burgin was in attendance along with City Manager Kirk Bednar and Jam Stewart of MARS Petcare. "Barkwood" is located within Tower Park. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CITY OF BRENTWOOD.

O’More Fashion Show Packs the House at 
Abbey Leix Mansion

The O’More College of Design Fashion Show was held recently in the Abby Leix Mansion on the school’s downtown Franklin campus. This year’s show featured collections by faculty and students, including custom designs for the children of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome achievement center.

628 Stonewater Boulevard

This stately, traditional beauty awaits on one of the prettiest streets in Westhaven, close to golf and steps from the shaded walking path. The home features an exquisite, custom brick fireplace surrounded by an arched entryway, as well as updated lighting and savvy use of weathered wood. Highlights include a desirable, spacious in-law suite over the 3-car garage. There’s a…

The Great Escape

Since White Heat was the first movie filmed on the island in 1934 to 2015’s Jurassic World, Kauai has been the stunning backdrop of more than 60 movies. Check out some of the views featured in the films, including waterfalls and the Na Pali Coast sea cliffs on a relaxing helicopter tour, or dive deep into a more intimate view…

1307 State Boulevard

Come experience Southern living at its finest in this fabulous, newly-updated, custom built home. You’ll find it mere steps from the beautiful fountain at Founders Park on established State Boulevard in Westhaven. Remodeled inside and out, you’ll feel like you have stepped into a new build. With an expansive floor plan, it’s an entertainer’s dream. The new white quartz and…

July 2017 Around Town

Youth Leadership Brentwood (YLB) awarded college scholarships to three graduates during a recent Williamson, Inc. business luncheon at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The scholarship recipients are Rhea Jaisinghani and Hannah Williams, both seniors at Ravenwood High School, and Sam Christie, a Brentwood High School senior. 
Jaisinghani will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the fall.…

Your Brentwood “Staycation” Starts Here

A staycation is a great way to enjoy time off from work with family or friends. As with an actual getaway, the more you plan for fun, the more likely you are to enjoy your time 'away.' Of course, that sounds simple enough. But sometimes we grow so familiar with our surroundings that we don’t recognize all the opportunities available…

Leave it to the Pros

Travel really is an escape from the chaotic pace of everyday life. In fact, several recent studies have indicated that travel actually makes people happier and healthier. However, whether you are traveling solo, as a family or in a large group, travel planning can have the opposite effect, leaving you awash in stress and anxiety.

Engineering a Career Change

Trula Davis grew up in Williamson Country and is a graduate of Franklin High School. When you ask her how she’s seen the area change since she moved here in 1976, she says “Cool Springs was a grassland. Franklin, Page and Fairview were the only high schools in Williamson County and Moore’s Lane had a gas station at the interstate…