Opening Weekend at Keeneland

A couple of rookies head off to the races and try their hand at the Kentucky horse racing scene. Read More

Building a Fence, One Picket at a Time

The behind-the-scenes process of building a picket fence, one post at a time. Read More

Photo Friday: Glencoe, Scotland

One of my favorite places in Scotland, Glencoe, offers gorgeous photo opps and double rainbows in spades. Read More

Bluegrass in the Belly of a Cave

Once a month, the caves at Cumberland Caverns come alive with sweet, sweet harmonies—and some of the best folk and Americana musicians you ever did hear. Read More

Paris, Je T’aime

How Paris helped me overcome fear of the unknown and gave me the travel bug—hard. Read More

Photo Friday

St. Andrews State Park, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida

It’s around this time every year when we have our first serious cold snap—flurries last week! in Tennessee! in November!—and I start dreaming of an escape to Florida. Panama City Beach tends to get an unfair rap as simply a… Read More

Wears Valley, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

I’m thinking of phasing out Photo Fridays by the end of the year—mainly, because I think they’re getting a bit stale, and freeing up my Fridays would make room for other posts—but until then, I’ve still got a handful of… Read More

Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

At this point in my travels, I’ve less wooed by the big cities and more drawn to small town charm with a commitment to all things local. A town with character and attitude. A town like Missoula. During my Ultimate… Read More

New York, New York

New York City WTC Memorial

I wasn’t in New York City when the towers fell. I wouldn’t move there until 2005 when the skyline had already been forever altered. While, at the time, I was in my freshmen year of college living with a roommate who… Read More

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Nashville in Bloom

12th Table's Floral Workshops in Nashville

I may be a creative entrepreneur—and crazy homeowner attempting to rehab an 1800’s Victorian lady with my much craftier other half—but my DIY skill set definitely leaves room for improvement. Which is why I was so pleased as punch to… Read More

Opening Weekend at Keeneland

Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky

After a soggy first day in Lexington, we woke up at 7am on Saturday to find downtown bathed in the light of a crisp spring sunrise. It would turn out to be a brisk day not topping 55, but at… Read More

Building a Fence, One Picket at a Time

Building a Picket Fence

Hey y’all. SVV here, reporting for duty. Kristin asked me to stop by and update you on the status of our home—and the labor intensive effort it’s taken so far—and since I’m not one to cross her, I thought I’d… Read More

Turning Water to Bourbon in Lexington

Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, Kentucky

Even though I grew up not much further than four hours down the road from Lexington, this past weekend was my first time to visit the horse capital of the world. And what better time to traipse through thoroughbred country… Read More