There are often times we are driving through a city and only have a few hours to spare, and you wonder what spots to hit up to take advantage of the time. I thought this would be a helpful hint of where you can get the most out of 60 minutes in Nashville;)
12th South is a happening street in the heart of Nashville, with some of the coolest shops and eateries in town. Park your car and make your way down the row. Here are a few of the spots I was able to visit this past weekend…
Imogene + Willie – A mix of artisans and handmade american clothing as well as some of the finest leather + denim products. What appears to be a car garage leads into an eclectic and hip store spread complete with details to soak up in every corner. Worth a gander just to gawk at that seating area!
If you are exploring in the morning, take a pitstop for coffee at Portland Brew for a good cup of joe and a place to sit and people watch for a bit;) If it is lunch hour, head over to Edley’s BBQ…the aroma of this place fills the streets and you might find yourself in a trance until you get your hands on a taste.
Whites Mercantile – Continue to walk down the road a couple blocks till you reach Whites Mercantile. Just be careful, this place might zap all 60 minutes of your time as it is loaded with well curated fashion, home, food, and even children’s items. A perfect mix of modern taste and laid back style, this store has an atmosphere that makes you want to fill your suitcases with the unique selection of goods. Their website is a pretty good indication of the type of experience you get walking into the storefront!
Las Paletas – You can’t leave the street without stopping into Las Paletas. Not much to see on the outside, but these natural flavored pops are famous for their rich and refreshing flavor to accomodate the Nashville humidity. I made sure I left double fisting. The Mexican popsicles are almost synonymous with the true Nashville experience;) Across the street from Las Paletas is a stunning state park you can take a walk through if you don’t feel like reclining on the front porch.
So there you have it! One street with enough goodness to keep you in one place and get a fun Nashville experience. Any other faves I missed?