Monday, July 20, 2009

Another great weekend

I had a not so great week, with my feelings being hurt, getting a tad homesick, and having to decide to move on with things. So, my weekend was much needed. My friend Chad was coming into town to visit, and I was excited to see him. Not to mention Candice and Chad A. were coming too. Chad got here really late on Friday, and we ended up sitting up talking until like 430am.

Saturday, I had to work a wedding. So Chad went shopping. My wedding was out a Belle Meade Plantation. That is such a beautiful location for an event. I really hope to use it more often. The arrangements were extravagant and the decor was vast. I am so happy and excited about the way it turned out. Jennifer and her ideas are great. The folks at A Village of Florist also were remarkable and worked their tails off. I just know the Bride will be very happy with how her special day turned out.

Saturday night, I went to dinner at Jackson's in Hillsboro Village. After a long wait we finally got our table. The drinks were flowing and we were having a good time. Diana, Candice, Chad, Casey, Chad, Megan, and more were there. And to my suprise my friend Justin showed up in town. He had been at a wedding and decided to stop in for a visit. So we ate dinner and then went our seperate ways. Chad, Justin and I hit Tribe and were having a good time when I suddenly spotted the best looking human on the planet. We ended up moving to Play, and there I spotted the guy again... and I decided to befriend him. YAY! Also there was Ty Herndon, the country singer...who is also a very nice guy.

Sunday we went to lunch at Casa Fiesta in Antioch. Chad had assured me it was as good as my Casa in Richmond...well it was good but it was no Casa. I do miss eating my Casa!!!!! Then they sadly had to leave and head home.

My bad week ended with a good weekend. Now my mood is still not perfect...and still have lots to sort out in my head. Yet, I do feel like I am getting there. It is just hard to let things go sometimes, even if you know it is for the best. I just like....well not getting into that on here. My internships are going well, still making some great connections, and learning to love Nashville. So I really can't complain. Take Care Friends and Family!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Art and Wine

Yesterday I was invited to attend Art at the Arcade and a Wine Tasting. So, Chuck and I headed downtown to hit the arcade. Which is actually a really cool place. I for one was unaware of the historical relevance of such a place. In the 1800s an Arcade was an alley of stores that had been inclosed by a roof. This was their version of a mall. Nashville being just one of 5 or 6 cities to still have theirs standing and in use, makes it very unique. (thanks Chuck and Chris for the history lesson) We met up with Chris, Lisa, and Katy there. In all I think we visited 8 galleries. All of which served wine and small snacks. I was impressed with some of the art and some was not my style. But I think that my new found love of graffiti art, shocked me the most. Who would have ever thought not painting on the side of a building and put it on canvas?!?! But truly it was great! I also still love photography, some of the stills were just so moving. And of course the artist have been hard at work on their Michael Jackson work, several different styles.

We had to rush on out to Bell Meade for our wine tasting. It was a new concept I had never heard of. It was called Taste Live, and you signed up on their website Then you were able to send tweets via their website and see that of all the others from around the country who were doing the tasting at the same time. The idea was great and the wine was even better. Chris and Lisa hosted and had some antipasta and such for us, and we ordered pizza. The evening was great. The wines of the night were from St Supery Vineyards in Napa. The selections were Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Élu & Virtú. All of which were good, but my favorite was the Cabernet Sauvignon. After finishing off the wine it was time to head back home.

I must say, I love living in a city that appreciates the arts and such. I think the arts is still struggling to make a name here in Nashville, but they are working hard and doing a great job. I am gonna do everything I can to help them! Thanks to Chris and Lisa for hosting us. Thanks also to Chuck and Katy for being so much fun! Can't wait to do it again!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Nashville Life

I started this blog back in the spring and well as you can tell I have let it go. But I am back and hope that I can do a much better job of keeping you all updated on the life of me! I have completely abandoned myspace, so there will no longer be any blog posts there! Of course I can still be found on facebook and on twitter with the name @dargavell. So since I know you are just falling over yourself to keep up with me follow me on those as well.

So at the beginning of June, I made yet another move. This time landing myself in Nashville, TN. This decision came after Chicago did not work out and staying in central Kentucky was just not an option. My career goals had changed and thus I needed to make that happen. So, I received an internship and packed my bags. I am trying to make it in the world of event planning. This is not an easy task, but I have managed to already do some great networking and have met some great folks who are willing to help! I must say I think this move has proved beneficial.

At least I did not move completely blindly, I knew my roommates. One is Chuck, an Internet entrepreneur...AKA GEEK and then there is Ripley, the 99lb Yellow Lab\Great Pyrenees. We live on the east side of the city, in a very hip cool area. But I must say, the neighborhood is a tad sketchy. I get a lil nervous sometimes, but hey I do have this monster dog to protect me. ;) Since moving here I have tried to explore the city, but yet stay close to home. I love going for walks in Shelby Bottoms, it is a lovely park! I also was lucky enough to have free time the week of the CMA fest and got to meet Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley and more. I have learned to love the local restaurants and bars. Picking a favorite is not easy, but I think Mad Donna's is pretty great. Made some great new friends, who have been very nice! Went to a Pig Roast that was amazing!!!! About had a heat stroke at Pride. And anxiously awaiting the next adventure. I will have so much more to say from this point on...I will try and post frequently! Hope you all decide to stay tuned!

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