As you may know from my post last week, I went to Nashville with my mom for a girls getaway, where we attended the 51st Country Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena, which was amazing. I absolutely love Nashville and was so happy to take my mom there so she could see the city I love so much and understand exactly why I love it, which she did. She fell in love with it just like I did!

Of course, one of the main reasons we were there was to attend the awards show, but it was also to experience Nashville, see some of the sights and try out some delicious restaurants.

We were there from Tuesday to Friday, so three full days, and we sure fit in a lot. The first day we got there, I took my mom to Moda Boutique on 12 South, followed up by appetizers and drinks at Bar Taco in the same neighborhood. We went back to the room for a while, took a nap (which was needed after a 740 a.m. flight), then went out to dinner at Henrietta Red. While there, we ordered the spaghetti squash gratin, the cauliflower steak and the sweet potato dessert. Everything there was so good, I would certainly recommend it.

The next day we had breakfast in the room, then we ventured to Killebrew located in the Thompson Hotel. This hotel was stunning and we had actually tried to stay there, but it was completely booked. Luckily, we were staying at an amazing hotel ourselves, which was the Union Station Hotel on the edge of downtown. It was the perfect location too because a lot of Nashville’s must-go places are actually on the outskirts as opposed to being right in the heart of downtown. While we were at Killebrew, something amazing happened. We spotted Karlie Kloss! A few people were taking pictures with her, so I had to run out there and do the same. And let me just tell you, I am literally a cherub in comparison to her. She was such a gazelle and dressed in the cutest casual outfit.

Once we saw her beauty, we decided it was time to go back to the hotel to get ready before the big night!

We had a couple drinks in the room, took our time getting ready and then left for the celebration. Our seats were very high up, but they were on the side right above the celebs so were pretty much celeb spotting all night. The show was amazing, the performances were fantastic and the experience was definitely one to remember. In fact, we hope to go again next year!

On our last full day, we decided to do lots of exploring. We woke up and went to Proper Bagel in Belmont/Hillsboro area for brunch. Then we walked over to 12 South to visit Ceri Hoover, Draper James and White Mercantile. After that, we got a ride into Green Hills to check out the neighborhood, which was hard to do on foot, so we quickly changed courses and went to Cheekwood Estate. Unfortunately we got there 25 minutes before closing, but it was fun to walk the property briefly and check out the Belle Meade neighborhood, where there were tons of gorgeous houses.

After going back to the room to relax and freshen up, we went out to our final dinner at Moto. This is an Italian restaurant with the BEST spaghetti ever. It was comparable to the spaghetti I had in Italy, which is saying something! We had some drinks, carbo loaded up and had a great final night. If you guys ever want or need additional recs for things to do, places to go in Nashville, don’t hesitate to reach out! And if you have any delicious recommendations for my next trip there, let me know in the comments below!

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