Category Archives: Places To Go

Take Your Ghouls & Goblins to BooVille at Nashville Shores

boovilleHey Nashville! It’s finally fall and Halloween is just around the corner. So why not take your little ghouls and goblins and enjoy the family-friendly Booville at Nashville Shores?!?

BooVille Opens Saturday, October 1, 2016!

There’s so much to do. Experience hay bale maze, bounce houses, arts & crafts, costume contest, story time, trick-or-treat trail, games, Tennessee’s largest Frankenstein and more.

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Tickets are just $9.99 plus tax per person and can be purchased online or at the gate.
The event is Saturdays and Sundays in October from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

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Booville Nashville Shores

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For more information and to purchase your tickets online, visit Booville at Nashville Shores.

Twitty City: Conway Twitty’s Mansion & Gardens

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Conway Twitty’s mansion, Twitty City,  is located in Hendersonville, TN  20 minutes north of Nashville. It was his home until his death in 1993. Many of the country stars throughout the years have built beautiful homes in Hendersonville. Johnny Cash’s home was located around the corner but burned to the ground a few years back. It appears one of the Bee Gee’s bought it and while work was being done, it caught on fire and poof, it was gone.

The story was, that Conway Twitty’s four adult children did not get along with wife number three and when Conway died there was a huge fight and many lawsuits. As always, no one wins and the home, recording studio, the  kids’ homes, his mom’s house, located behind Conway’s mansion, were all sold.

Turns out Trinity Music City, USA purchased the entire complex for their live studio audience taping that are televised and special concerts that are held there. The venue holds church services on Sundays, as well as concerts featuring religious music and attractions.

Twitty City has a magical light display during the Christmas season. trinityThe kids and I visit every year  so this was my first visit during summer and in broad daylight. I was hoping for a tour of the mansion, unfortunately, tours aren’t available during the summer. Tours of the mansion and gardens are free and are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

I was still able to walk the gorgeous grounds and take lots of pictures. This place is dreamy. I truly think Twitty City is a potential “gold mine”. You just don’t see places like this anymore. Graceland is so commercialized compared to Conway’s former estate. If you are ever in Hendersonville, TN be sure to drop by One Music Village Blvd for a wonderful experience.

Nashville’s Women’s Resale Boutique 50% Off Sale

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If you’re in the Nashville area on Saturday, July 23,  head over to the 2616 YWCA women’s resale boutique, which will be offering 50% off their entire selection of name-brand, new and like-new women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. This is a great way to stock up on all your summer essentials while helping the community.

Brands include Ann Taylor, Loft, Chico’s, Banana Republic, Talbots and J. Crew. Proceeds benefit all YWCA community programs, including the Weaver Domestic Violence Center, Dress for Success Nashville, Girls Inc. and the Family Literacy Center.

If you are interested in attending this fabulous sale or sharing this information, here are the details:

Where: 2616 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216

When: Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

For more information about the boutique and the 50% off sale, visit their Facebook page.