Travel Diary: The Music City

Nashville

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Tv shows are definitely my thing (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Stalker, Suits, etc.), but I do not know what made me watch Nashville as well. (I’m positive it wasn’t the country music. LOL)


Anyway, I’ve always wanted to visit the city and I got there twice before this past Sunday, but I didn’t get the chance to do it proper.
This past Sunday though, it seemed the perfect day, except the rain that’s always messing my plans up. (This happened two weeks ago as well, while we were trying to do some sight seeing in Birmingham.)

It was pouring down rain, I was soaking wet, with the camera in one hand and the phone in the other one, but I didn’t give up. :D

It was such a short, but intense experience!

The pictures were made downtown at the Walk of Fame Park, on Broadway street and at one of my favorite stores ever, Urban Outfitters.

There are so many other amazing places to check out there and I hope I get the chance to see them.

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I really wanted to get to see this famous place from the tv show (and where Taylor Swift was discovered – we found this out later) - The Bluebird Cafe – but we ended up at the wrong one. LOL (The city has two.) :))

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Nashville, it has been a pleasure! :)

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Weekend Road Trip

southern adventure

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Oh wow! This past weekend was beyond amazing!

It was the most spontaneous road trip; with so many new places and yet so short time.

It started on Friday with breakfast on the run and bags packed in 10 minutes. Most of the day was spent on the road – 3 states in one day. Alabama first, followed by a pit stop in Tennessee and spending the night in Kentucky.

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Saturday’s awesome place in Kentucky was this castle (The Martin Castle, Castle Post or Versailles Castle) built in 1969, but nowadays it’s a hotel. Rumor has it the hotel was up for sale in 2010 for $30 millions. Whooa!
However it is quite a view!

PS: Kentucky is known for the horse races (Lexington – the horse capital of the world). And I bet everybody heard of KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken), The Kentucky Derby or the Jim Beam whisky. :)

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And Sunday.. Oh Sunday!
..that’s a totally different story.

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You can find a lot more pictures on my IG  @thatgirlju. :)

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WARM SUN

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13 degrees Celsius and sunny?! Oh yeah!
This is kind of a luxury these last days, so we took advantage of every warm ray of sun.
Yesterday was the perfect day for a walk. (well.. at noon :) )

I do have a weakness for grey (always did), but now every second garment in my closet is grey. No worries though.
When it comes to this outfit, I love the masculine touch that the Dr Martens and the coat is bringing.

We’re going on a trip today (YAY!!) so I’m off getting ready, but I wish you all a great weekend!

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COAT WEATHER

Brrrr

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In the last few days I was trying to take advantage of all the good things that this cold has to offer: hot coffee and tea, chunky knits, cozy moments by the fireplace and.. coats. I’ve tried to do my best – lol – especially when it comes to warming up by the fire. :)

But when it comes to outside and street style, OH MY!
Totally in love with these chic and versatile coats (oversized are my favorites), available in so many colors (beige, camel, grey, pastel, black or white); matched with knits and fedora hats or mixed up with beanies and sneakers.
So stylish, so chic, so definitely IN! ;)

I’ve found some amazing ones HERE,  hereHEREhere or HERE.  :)

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Monday’s adventure

Harmony Park Safari

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Don’t think about a real safari though. But it was such a fun activity for a Monday.
The forest is simply beautiful during this time of the year!
The quiet, the hues and all these animals made it such a great day!

This is a “drive-through” animal park where you are required to remain in your car on the two-mile route to see zebras, emus, llamas, deer, giraffes, kangaroos, buffalo, a camel, pythons & crocodiles.
You buy food at the entrance and you can feed the animals by rolling down your window.
They will know that so when they see a car they won’t let it go. They are all around it at the windows. Some of them right in front so you can’t leave. Others can be really pushy, like emus and llamas – that’s what made everything so fun.

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It was nice to be so close to some animals (deer, rams) that you usually see at the glance while driving or at the zoo.

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Happy weekend!
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