Saturday, March 12, 2011

day about Nashville

My friend Alanna and I went on a little day trip to Nashville, about two hours from home. We didn't have an agenda really, just a couple of things we definitely wanted to do and then a lot of wandering.

Our first stop was Urban Outfitters, then we drove down the road a bit to a place called Burger Up. We walked around the corner and the man walking out held the door open for us. When I looked up to smile and say thank you, I saw that it was Jack White. I wonder if he noticed my eyes get really wide? He and Karen Elson ended up eating out on the patio. I so wanted to tell her how much I love her album, but I didn't want to be "that girl." I guess people around Nashville are used to seeing those two out and about, but I was taken pretty off guard! (Ok I was literally shaking, and Alanna said my face got pale..guess I was starstruck). Anyway, on to the food...OH MY GOODNESS. Seriously the juiciest burger I've ever had. I'm pretty sure it's locally sourced as score! I highly recommend trying this place out if you haven't already.

Next we went down to Katy K's to shop Closet Case Vintage. We saw some adorable things! Like that white dress which I stated "would be great for a wedding know for like a second marriage." Sometimes even I think the things I say are dumb.

Sweet CeCe's yummy yummy frozen yogurt!

We took a lot of pictures of each other. Both of us are photographers, so that's just kind of what we do. Plus, who doesn't love to whip their hair back and forth? My neck is hurting pretty badly from all the whipping we were doing.

We went to this great home store with some incredible furniture.  Retro modern something or other. It's kind of across the street from Fido. The lady working never said one word to us, so I guess she could tell we weren't going to buy. It was still fun to look around and take pictures. No one was there until we decided to take a few...which is why we both look so uncomfortable (above).

There was a really cute paper store called Social Graces that we visited. They had a ton of gorgeous cards and papers in all sorts of colors. They even had some great old books and hymnals out for decoration. I think the best part of the store was their extra stuff that was just decor. 

I can't even tell you how great it was to just get out of town for the day. Alanna and I always have a lot of fun, and not having an agenda made it even better. We'll be going back in April for the Kills concert along with another friend of mine, so I'm hoping to revisit a couple of places that I loved!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to set your clocks ahead!


Megan said...

Looks like y'all had a blast!!! Loved the pictures. That paper store looks awesome. Maybe I can go there one day. You're so cool. Love you, roomie. :) hehehehehehehehe

Krystal said...

the pictures are so good and so fun to look at it!! looks like a successful day. I think I'd be star struck if jack held the door open for me too!!!!
p.s. thanks for your response on the balance post, I appreciated it!!

Sarah said...

I absolutely love this area of Nashville! I always have to stop in Social Graces whenever I'm there. :) Did you go to Bookman & Bookwoman? Oh, and love the pictures!

cb said...

sounds like a fantastic time! oh jack white how exciting!! i would have been starstruck too!
that white dress is adorable and yes it would make a great wedding dress! so so cute!

you two are just way too adorable!!! and i am jealous of those fries! they look really good!


wintergurl said...

you really looks great . love your photo . which photoshop you use ? Have a nice day .

Chelsea said...

I love the photos on your blog, what camera do you use??

Btw, you met JACK WHITE!??! Holy cow, I would've freaked out. lucky you:)

KristiMcMurry said...

Sarah, no I didn't go to those book stores! I will check that out next time.

Wintergurl, I used CS4 to put the images together. I don't do much in Photoshop other than that, though.

closetcasecarmen said...

Jack and Karen are always around town! Karen is one of the most gracious women I know, so next time you see her you can be 'that girl' and know it's okay! ;)

Your photos are beautiful and I'm so glad you came to my shop! Sad I missed you, though.

Adorable blog, little lady!


KristiMcMurry said...

Carmen, that's great to know! If I ever see them again, I'll make sure and say hi :) I absolutely LOVE her album.

And I'm sad I missed you too! I asked Rachel from Mousevox where I should go shopping and she said to go by your place. I adore your little shop setup...we had tons of fun looking around. I'm sure I'll be back!

margaret said...

AHHHHH I would have died if I had seen KE. Don't think I would've kept my cool. I know this post has been up a little bit now, but I wanted to wait until I had time to really absorb it to comment. Love the photos & living vicariously through your little day trip--lovelovelove Social Graces, Nashville in general & pretty much every other place you posted about in this blog.