The fall is always our busiest time of the year on the work front, but fall seemed to start in early August this year and we’ve just been on the go ever since. Yet, I only stayed in hotels nine days this past month, so why does it feel like I haven’t been at my own house in forever?
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I look forward to the holidays when things slow down a tink, and in the meantime, I’m having a blast seeing and doing it all, such as…
Becoming honorary duck master. Hold up—what?!? That’s right: This week, I was staying at the Peabody Memphis and was surprised during the daily duck march when Duck Master Anthony announced to the crowd that I was going to assist him for the day. Let me just tell you, you haven’t lived until you’ve been an HDM. It was so much fun, I was smiling from ear to ear the rest of the week.
Kicking off our Whiskey Trail project. Why was I in Memphis in the first place? Welllll, SVV and I are working with the Tennessee Distillers Guild to drive—and cover—the entire 26-stop whiskey trail over the coming month. We’ll be posting in real time on my social media then recapping on the blog after the fact.
Going to my fourth Music City Food & Wine. Nashville’s own food festival celebrated its fourth year, and I couldn’t be obsessed over this weekend more. Good food, great weather, time with friends—what’s not to love?
Returning to Sweden! Man, was that just earlier this month? Seems forever ago! This trip was indescribably magical, and I really look forward to sharing everything we saw, did and ate while in Scandinavia.
Seeing a Jack White-produced show in the cave. Third Man Records and Tennessee Tourism put on a pretty killer Americana show in Cumberland Caverns with Jack as emcee, and it was an epic way to see my last ever show in this particular limestone cavern.
Attending Pilgrimage Festival. It’s been my life’s goal to see Justin Timberlake live on stage. To see him in a field in Tennessee with some of my best friends and a Chris Stapleton cameo was even better.
Writing a couple Savannah pieces for Marriott Traveler. For those of you who read my full weekend itinerary and still need other recommendations of what to do, you might want to check out the romantic’s guide to Savannah or my Savannah dining article.
Also writing another piece about Nashville for Hertz’s blog. Headed to Music City and wanting to remain somewhat healthy? This article is for you.
Doing goat yoga. I’d wanted to do this for oh so long, and it was all it was cracked up to be.
Fatigue. Couple hay fever with my allergy shots not (yet) working and the fact that I’ve been on the road more often than not, and I’ve been one exhausted mess this month. I’m usually a burn-the-midnight-oil kind of girl, and I’ve been going to bed as early as 9:30! The upside is I’ve been waking up at 6, so there’s that at least.
A general lack of time. I love traveling (duh), but the lack of time at home has made it hard to stick to a workout routine. I’m running a half marathon in just two months and haven’t even had time to start training yet! Oh well, I’ll sleep when I’m dead (but what about working out…?).
October has us exploring more of the TN Whiskey Trail, visiting Gatlinburg for the Governor’s Conference and heading to Georgia for a quick project and time with friends.