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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!

Ruggedly Sophisticated February 25 2015, 0 Comments


Rugged sophistication? Who is that guy, exactly?

He’s a balanced blend of contradictions.

He’s just as passionate debating international policy as he is debating his Fantasy Football league. He has a favorite go-to beer, but he’s not afraid to order a cocktail on a classy night out with his lady. He knows when to take himself seriously and when to kick back and let loose. He pulls off that tailored suit polish just as effortlessly as plaid, jeans, and that bit of day-old scruff. He is just as comfortable alone in a boat on a clear lake as he is arguing his point in a crowded board meeting. His iTunes library showcases both Southern rock jam bands and mellow jazz riffs. A gun case stands next to his book case, and he gives equal attention to both.

So who is that guy? That guy is Mathews. That guy is you.

Check out our Pinterest board for rugged sophistication style inspiration.