Main Street in downtown Franklin, TN is exactly what - in a perfect world - an adorable main street in a quaint, southern city should be.
Each storefront is gorgeously maintained and has its own unique character.Even national stores such as Chico’s, keep the beautiful of the little city by not imposing on the exterior of the buildings minus the signage. From cute independent skincare and spa shops like Serendipity Skincare & Cosmetics, to Starbucks, to Ben & Jerry’s, back to beautiful independent and socially concious boutiques like Philanthropy Fashion, it’s a dream come true for a girl with a retail obsession such as mine.
I just adore it.
Above are some pictures I took during a walk through that area. This is definitely something I love having the ability to go to over and over again.
Fifteen hours in a compact car with my mother, father, little brother and half of my life-long belongings and we survived!
Actually, the ride down was pretty pleasant. We took the PA-to-VA-to-TN route, and the scenery was gorgeous. Just before you get into TN, there are so many rolling hills dotted with horses, cows and other farm animals sporadically - it’s almost like seeing a painting every time you look out the window. That perfect.
For a girl who always thought she’d end up in a compact city like NY, or even a sprawling metropolis like Los Angeles, I found the view coming in to be serene, refreshing and all around everything I had hoped it would be. Funny how life changes so quickly.
Getting to Casey and my new townhome was one of the most exhilarating things I have done in a while. Weird, I know, that just pulling up to a place can give you only what I can describe as a “runner’s high,” but after not seeing my fiance for more than two weeks since he moved down before me to “set up shop,” I couldn’t have been more excited to see him walk out the door and toward my car.
The townhouse is more beautiful that I remember it being when we decided to take it. Maybe it’s because all of the furniture and odds and ends that we had fallen in love over at our old place make it that much more spectacular to me.
In fact, when I first walked in, I was a little confused. The living room looks practically like our house in Binghamton! Definitely comforting, even though I needed no real push to leave my hometown anyways. Binghamton is wonderful, but I needed a new adventure and a new terrain to explore. I think Nashville and its surrounding suburbs are just the place to keep me busy.
For the next two days, I’ll be exploring downtown Franklin and Nashville with my family and Casey before my mom, dad and brother head back to NY. Be ready for plenty of pictures…