Nashville has always been a town where people walked around looking good, with their own sense of style. We're not LA or NYC, we're Music City, and people make that their own: You'll see studded cowboy boots with a ballgown red carpet.
As the city's street cred has increased, so, too, has its SQ (that's style IQ). After all, TV shows and music videos, plus red-carpet award shows, are filmed here all the time.
We asked the most stylish people we know in Music City where they like to go and what they like in Nashville. These tips--consider this the perfect guide for backgrounds for your Instagram photos—come from Stylist on Call Nashville. These are the on-demand (and in-demand) pros who will come to your house or hotel room or Airbnb and make you look red carpet-ready for whatever event you've got going on.
Where to eat:
Old School Farm—An awesome place for food and music, and they have an outdoor area to eat drink or just relax around a bonfire.
Etch—Great atmosphere and variety of food for date night or drinks with friends in SoBro.
Adeles Nashville—Great patio, drinks and an amazing Kale salad in the Gulch. (Ed. Note: Don't skip the cauliflower. It's amazing.)
Where to go:
Parthenon—You can walk around and enjoy the scenery. Bring a blanket and you can have a picnic or just relax and talk.
Where to eat:
Tupelo Honey Café—This eatery in suburban Franklin offers great food, brunch every day.
Pancake Pantry—Love their breakfast! (Ed. Note: So does everyone else. Plan ahead. There will be lines at this Hillsboro Village favorite.)
Where to play:
Above All Extreme Air Sports—Who doesn't love a trampoline park! Feel like a kid again in suburban Brentwood.
Cheekwood—During the day, you can explore these gardens and historic home. The beautiful views can't be beat.
Crema—I love the patio at this cute little coffee spot! I swear it's one of the best cups of coffee in town and their avocado toast is my favorite.
Mad Donna's—Sunday brunch at its best! I love love LOVE the Captain Crunch French toast! (The mimosas are pretty darn good too.)
Where to play:
Cotton Mill Live—Amazing little pop-up music venue! Walking in is like walking into a wonderland!!
Where to shop:
Impeccable Pig—I absolutely love buying accessories from this little spot in West Nashville! So many cute pieces at great prices from local designers.
Goodbye Girls—This little shop is nestled in the ideal hatchery of East Nashville. If you are looking for some amazing vintage boots this is the place! The turquoise jewelry selection is pretty rockin' too!
Where to eat and drink:
J. Alexander's—This is a great spot for a nice dinner, and you never get a bad meal.
Bar Louie—This neighborhood bar-style eatery has a nice, calm vibe. Good for a drink with friends on a Friday night.
Tavern—Head to Midtown for this popular spot's great, casual Sunday brunch.
Corner Pub Midtown—Just as the name suggests, this is a cool little place that is good for families and adults.
So, now you know where to go. And if you need some help looking good before you get there, you also know who to call.