Nashville

  • Get Spooked by History and Haunts at the Hermitage | Her Life in Ruins

    Get Spooked by History and Haunts at the Hermitage

    I love a good historical site, and that love is magnified when it’s a Presidential historical site. Throw in some haunted stuff and man I’m basically head over heels. All three of these loves magnificently merged at the Ghost Tours at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage near Nashville, Tennessee. My 90-ish minutes on this tour were some of the most fun, informative, and spooky moments in quite some time. The tour is…

  • The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife on Nashville's Broadway | Her Life in Ruins

    The Ultimate Guide to Nightlife on Nashville’s Broadway

    Y’all. I love Nashville. I love exploring the town, eating all sorts of delicious foods, catching live music in a seemingly unlimited number of venues, shopping at the adorable boutiques, attending world-class athletic events, and going out on the town – specifically Lower Broadway. “But KB! You’ve written about Lower Broadway already?” Yes, but that was way back in 2017! Many places have come and gone, but my love of…

  • The Instagrammers Guide to Nashville Murals | Her Life in Ruins

    The Instagrammers Guide to Nashville Murals

    Nashville is a quickly growing city full of great places to explore,┬álive music, the iconic Lower Broadway, and so many murals. I grew up a stone’s throw from Nashville and feel like I find a new mural every time I drive through Music City. Visitors and locals alike line up to snap a picture with some of the Nashville murals, even waiting hours for the chance. Finding some of the…

  • Spring has Sprung at Cheekwood in Bloom | Her Life in Ruins

    Spring has Sprung at Cheekwood in Bloom

    If you’re like me, you’ve gotten really tired of cold, winter weather and have found yourself craving sunny days. Thankfully, spring has started to hit the south! I feel nothing says “spring” more than fresh blooms. I’ve been stalking Cheekwood’s #TulipWatch ever since the first round of warm weather came through. This week, I saw the first signs of tulips! Naturally, I pestered my mom into visiting the estate with…

  • A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort | Her Life in Ruins

    A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort

    Christmas is right around the corner, so I’m finally rounding out my posts on Christmas lights and decorations with one of Nashville’s most famous hotels: The Gaylord Opryland Resort. Each year, Opryland puts up massive Christmas decorations in their gorgeous atriums. Opryland has a variety of holiday activities (see the full list here), but this post will only discuss the Christmas decorations around the resort. Cascades We parked near the…

  • Cheekwood Holiday Lights: A Nashville Night Out | Her Life in Ruins

    Cheekwood Holiday Lights: A Nashville Night Out

    The holidays are one of the greatest times of the year. There’s hot chocolate, catching up with family and friends, and the decorations are amazing! Luckily, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is the perfect place for all of the above! Bundle up and head to this Nashville gem for a perfect night out with loved ones this holiday season. What is Cheekwood? Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a 55 acre estate…

  • Nashville's Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City | Her Life in Ruins

    Nashville’s Greatest Hits: The Best of Music City

    Nashville, TN has always had a special place in my heart. I was raised about an hour northwest of Nashville, meaning I was lucky enough to start seeing the city as a kid. Country music, hot chicken, and the Nashville Predators were some of my favorite things growing up. When I became older, I began exploring the more adult side of Nashville and feel even more in love with the…