Weekend Getaway | Parents Edition
Tyler and I spent the weekend down in Nashville, TN with our parents. Yes, both my parents and Tyler's parents. In one car. In the same house rental. No, we're not crazy. :) We had a great time! I feel extremely fortunate to have a great relationship with both sets of parents. I mean how many people can say they would WILLINGLY vacation with their parents and their in-laws at the same time?
We thought it would be fun to go on a short getaway to show our parents some of our favorite spots in the Music City, and as always, we stumbled upon a few venues that I wanted to pass along to all of you!
The Porter Flea was a last minute decision, but I can't say enough great things about this event! The flea is held twice a year (June and December) and features some of the area's most talented designers and makers. Everything from apparel and accessories to prints, paper goods and furniture are available. We actually stumbled upon the entire thing thanks to Instagram, but I am officially hooked.
It's called the "Modern Handmade Market" and is like no other flea I've ever attended. You're usually bombarded by a bunch of roosters mounted to an old clock or pitch forks decked out to look like a scarecrow - aka, a bunch of crap that no one needs. Not this flea market. Oh man, it was SO GOOD. Unique, handmade, and modern. It was the best of the best. I'm seriously considering another trip down in December just to attend... As a heads up, we got there right as the doors opened on Saturday morning, so we walked right in. By the time we left, there was a line around the block waiting to head inside. If you're serious about this sort of thing, it might be worth it to spend $20 and attend the preview night on Friday!
Tyler's parents stopped by Arrington Vineyards last summer and bought us a delicious bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon. We liked it so much that we wanted to visit the winery ourselves, so we signed up for a Premium Tour of the vineyard. This was my second winery tour, and it was nice to compare a vineyard in Tennessee to those in California.
We had a tour of the facility and a full tasting. I would recommend doing both if you like wine. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and learn more about the extremely complex art of wine and food pairings. The vineyard itself is extremely beautiful too, so even if you're not interested in a full tour, you can always grab a bottle of wine and sit out on the lawn and enjoy the views.
Photo via Food Sheriff
I'm sure I've talked about The Peach Truck in the past, but I wanted to mention it again because it's just SO GOOD. The founders, Stephen and Jessica Rose, moved to Nashville and quickly realized that fresh, juicy peaches were no where to be found. Stephen grew up on Georgia peaches, so he wanted to share the deliciousness from his hometown with the city of Nashville. They bought an old Jeep truck and started selling the peaches out of the back by the bagful.The amazing taste of a fresh Georgia peach quickly took root, and restaurants all over Nashville are now incorporating the peaches into some of the most delectable dishes around.
Tyler LOVES peach pie, so we made sure to stop and get some peaches before heading back to Indiana on Sunday. And by "some peaches" I mean 50 pounds. haha
If you're in the Nashville area, you can find them at local markets and stores, and they're even making a few trips up to Indiana this summer! You can check out their schedule here. If you can't make it down to Nashville or to any of the local stops, you can always have some delivered fresh to your door. There's nothing quite like a juicy peach on a hot summer day, right?
We were only in the Music City for about 36 hours, but we were able to see and do so much. Nashville is a great destination for a quick weekend getaway and there is always something going on, so I would highly recommend a trip down this summer if you're looking for something fun to do!