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You Survived Another Monday March 16 2015, 0 Comments

Congrats, man. You did it. You survived yet another Monday. Such a feat deserves a prize, so it’s time to reward yourself. May we offer some suggestions?

 

A Beer

Ah, a cold beer after a long day’s work… the epitome of a day’s perfect end. We’re super into local Nashville brews, like Yazoo, Jackalope, and Fat Bottom.

Whatever beer you favor, now’s the time to pop the top, take a sip, and savor your victory over Monday.

 

A Netflix Binge

Maybe not a binge, because we know you’re a busy guy who can’t afford to lose an entire day to TV. But why not grab that cold beer and lose yourself in another world for an hour? If you haven’t caught up on House of Cards yet, now’s your chance. (We basically want to be Kevin Spacey.)

 

A Drive

When was the last time you drove for the pure pleasure of it? A while, huh? It’s hard to beat a leisurely drive down a winding road with your favorite tunes playing and the sun shining. Take a break from the go, go, go of a hectic life and just go for a worry-free drive.

 

A New Briefcase

Mondays can beat you up. You know what else is beat up? That cheap faux-leather bag you bought without thought for work. Treat yourself right by investing in a bag that will last and look good, like our new Caleb Single Messenger Bag. With the right combination of rugged, authentic character, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself to an “I totally just OWNED Monday” gift.

 

A Book 

Too often when we have busy schedules, the first thing to go is some quality reading time. Reclaim your joy of the written word by treating yourself to some uninterrupted book (or Nook!) time. Not sure which books deserve your time? Check out the New York Times’ Book section

 

A Trip

To Europe, maybe? Okay, so maybe this one’s a bit of a splurge, but don’t you deserve a getaway after the kind of Monday you had? Answer: yes. If the thought of Prosecco and pasta isn’t enough to convince you to book that ticket to Rome, then maybe a reminder that the euro has fallen to an exchange rate of $1.06 will be the deciding factor. Now’s your chance to take advantage of Europe’s not-so-hot economy. Book the ticket! Do it, do it! Peer pressure!

So go ahead, take our advice and celebrate the fact that for another week, Monday is over.


Is it spring yet? March 10 2015, 0 Comments

It’s been pretty cold here in Nashville lately. In fact, last week we received a whopping 3” of snow. For those of you non-Southerners, that’s the equivalent of a shut-the-town-down blizzard. Not exactly the sun and sandals and flowers we were dreaming March would bring.

But hey, we won’t allow single digit temps to freeze out our hope for spring just yet. In anticipation of that sweet, glorious warmth and sun we know will come eventually, we’ve made a list of spring things to keep us going.

  1. Music.

We love music as - let’s face it - it’s a basic requirement in order to call yourself a Nashvillian. “Changing of the Seasons” by Irish alternative group Two Door Cinema Club came to mind as the perfect way to set a certain ambiance for this post. This song is pretty much what warm sounds like, so please do yourself a favor and click play while you peruse through this post and dream of spring.

As we know, though, the joy of music isn’t simply relegated to spring, but the joy of experiencing music outside certainly is something to look forward to after months of hibernation. We’re personally psyched for Musician’s Corner to return in May to Centennial Park, and of course late spring and early summer bring along the ever-popular regional music festivals like Bonnaroo and Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Beach and music? That’s something we can dig.

  1. The Farmers’ Market.

There are very few things so quintessentially spring as a weekend wander through a Farmers’ Market. Nashville’s Farmers’ Market is open every single day for business and is absolutely worth checking out.

So change up your grocery routine a bit, find a Farmers’ Market in your area, and support local!

  1. Picnics.

And not just any picnics, but picnics with wine. What could be better than sipping Merlot and snacking on cheese and crackers whilst overlooking verdant rolling hills as the sun warms your back? Answer: Absolutely nothing.

We in Nashville are lucky that Arrington Vineyards – a.k.a. a slice of Southern vino paradise – is a short drive away. Arrington boasts a wide range of wine, including reds, whites, and desert varieties. Not sure which one to go for? That’s what a tasting is for.

If not in Nashville – fear not! Find a park, grab some crackers, cheese and your favorite wine, and get outside! Oh, and don’t forget… you’ll probably need something to keep that wine chilled. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Hendrix collection of wine carriers.

Go on then; start making picnic plans now. We certainly are.

  1. Art Crawls.

Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl carries on year-round, but there’s something about non-Arctic temperatures and longer days that make us actually want to leave the comfort of our heated homes and venture outside our front doors in the name of a little wine and art.

  1. Blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re chasing away the winter blues with a different kind of blue. Blue is the color this spring, and we’ve got a collection featuring just that: Caleb. With just the right amount of authentic, rugged character and a pop of chambray liner to take things up a notch, the Caleb Collection is the perfect way to transition into spring. Go ahead, treat yourself to a “congratulations, you just survived another winter” gift.

Check out our Pinterest board of Spring Things 2015 for a little spring inspiration!