That Sounds Fun

One of my favorite podcasts is one called That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs. I honestly can’t remember how I found it initially, but I am thankful I did because Annie is an absolute joy.

So when she announced she would be doing a weekend called That Sounds Fun in Nashville, TN, I knew I had to go. My friend Katie agreed and so we bought tickets months in advance and waited patiently…or not so patiently in my case.

Meanwhile, I had never been to Nashville for fun, so I found an Airbnb in East Nashville and started researching all the cool things to see and do.

Finally- our trip arrived. We flew out to Nashvegas, picked up our rental car and we were off!

First stop, tacos. We are at Bajo Sexto Taco and had some yummy tacos. We just happened to be right next to Dairy Barn so we had to get soft serve. Duh! 🍦

Then we headed over to Fashionable to see their store and all things beautiful. I bought a romper because it was so incredibly soft. I vowed to wear it everyday. Haha. If you haven’t heard of Fashionable, I recommend you check it out as they empower women with their beautiful leather goods, jewelry and clothes.

The cashier at Fashionable recommended we walk to Project 615 for some cool t-shirts so we happily obliged.

Then we got pedicures, shopped next door at a designer consignment store and then ventured to Parnassus Books because Reese Witherspoon mentioned it once. It was so lovely. I was memorized by all the book covers– fonts and graphic design and the feel of the books. I had forgotten how much of a book nerd I was. Ha!

As we had driven by, we noticed an old school donut sign so we asked the cashier st Parnassus if it was legit, she said yes, so we stopped by the Donut Den. Let’s just it was a great decision.

We walked around a wonderful (and huge) park in the Forest Hills neighborhood before That Sounds Fun weekend officially commenced.

Friday night included music and live podcast recording with Dave Barnes, Christy Nockels, Kelleigh Bannen and Eddie Kaufholz.

Saturday began with yoga to pop music– not your typical yoga class. If you are in Nashville, check out Inner Lights studio. Followed by brunch (catered by Milk and Honey). We had time to explore the city on our own and Katie and I decided that 12 South is our jam.

We stopped at Frothy Monkey to fuel up, then wandered all the boutiques and shops around the neighborhood.

Katie and I had purchased VIP tickets for the weekend, so that got us a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry, which was pretty awesome. We got to see the dressing rooms, and stand on the stage!

Then we had tickets for that night’s live radio show. What a fun night! We saw like 10 different artists perform, including some awesome bluegrass and harmonica musicians!


Afterward, we are at The Pharmacy and got ice cream at Jenni’s. Yum.

Sunday we met at Sevier Park and Sadie Robertson shared quite a message with us on fear vs. faith.

Finally, Annie signed books and took photos with us, which was such a treat!

Katie and I decided to head back to 12 South for more shopping and good eats.

Brunch at Flipside was a win because 3 words: tater tot nachos. Not to mention 2 for 1 drinks, and the open air dining was really nice.

Nashville has tons of murals and artwork throughout the city, so we enjoyed playing tourist and taking photos.

Went to Five Daughters Bakery for paleo donuts and they pleasantly surprised me! Yay!

We met a friend for dinner at Saint Anejos and they had very yummy guac and white wine sangria. And no trip to Nashville is complete without a stop to some Honky Tonk bars. We enjoyed some roof top bars and good music.

To top off our trip on Monday morning we stopped at Barista Parlor, the location that used to be an auto repair shop. It was very cool and the drinks and food were delicious.

That’s just a taste of Nashville and I loved it! Can’t wait to get back next time!