Should the favor be granted, step four is to send a thank you gift from Batch ;)
To get a heaping dose of our faves, we follow these essential Instagram accounts. We like to live vicariously through the beautiful meals, the visits to the new shops, and the Nashville life. These accounts have amassed huge followings by exploring the best of Nashville. Sometimes they even inspire us to get out and experience Nashville for ourselves. Grab your phone and get ready to follow along...
With nearly 85k followers, thenashvilleguide gives a locals view of everything from dive bars and stylish coffee shops to hidden eateries and the hippest retailers. You can find the Nashville Guide book at our store in the Nashville Farmers' Market.
Pretty pictures of all things Nashville. This account is heavy on shopping and eating. Let us be clear, that is a good thing.
With photos of art and architecture from around town, nashvillethebeautiful lives up to its name. From the old Nashville of Cheekwood to the new glistening Nashville of the Gulch, Rio Ville and Gracie Lou Hoo bring us along for a picturesque ride.
Vicariously live the VIP life with experiencenash's feed. Did you know that Garth Brooks played a secret show at Layla's or there's a new coffee shop in Cleveland Park? We did because of experiencenash. You can, too.
A word of warning, do not scroll through this feed on an empty stomach. The white-hot Nashville food scene is the perfect canvas for creating tasty pics and growling stomachs.
The self-described "official Instagram account for Nashville Tennessee." With over 200k followers, who are we to question that designation. Using pics from a variety of sources, this account offers a broad view of the "it" city. Come for the sunset pics of the skylines and stay for the giveaways.
What's almost as popular as the Nashville food scene? Nashville murals. We have the Nashville Walls Project to thank for the iconic backdrops to so many selfies. To borrow a phrase: Great cities have great murals. Follow along to see the latest projects around town.
Bonus feed to follow:
If you love Nashville as much as we do, you're going to want to support our local makers. On our account, we feature the handcrafted goods for sale in our Nashville Farmers' Market shop as well as the makers behind them. With #WINSDAY giveaways and posts about upcoming events, our feed will get you more Nashville to love.
We're continuing a new series here at the Batch blog to examine some of the bygones of Nashville past in an effort to find out what happened. Nashville ain't what it used to be, and we're determined to figure out why.
Next up? The rides from Opryland, USA.
Of course, we all know the theme park shuttered its gates over 20 years ago and now you can buy some sweet Old Navy jeans where the Flume Zume used to get riders soaked to cool off from that sweltering summer Tennessee heat. But what about all those thrill rides? Where'd they go?
As it turns out, many of them live on in other venues. Did the Old Mill Scream make you scream? Well, just head west to Wild Waves (outside Seattle) and take a ride on Lumberjack Falls.
And while you're on the West Coast, you can ride the former Hangman ride (now called Kong) at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
And if you still can't get enough nostalgia, the creative folks at Project615 have a line of shirts to take you right back to yesteryear.
(Photo: File / The Tennessean)
We're kicking off a new series here at the Batch blog to examine some of the bygones of Nashville past in an effort to find out what happened. Nashville ain't what it used to be, and we're determined to find out why.
Remember the large Billy Graham statue that was at the corner of Rosa Parks and Commerce? Erected in 2006, the statue was produced by Wyoming artist and Baptist bivocational pastor Terrell O’Brien. LifeWay sold their 15-acre downtown campus that for $125 million in November 2015. It was scheduled to be removed on June 8, 2016 (slightly delayed when it was realized that the statue was held in place by grout). Dismantled in June 2016, it was installed at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. Now you know where'd that go.
Have something in Nashville that you'd like to know where'd that go? Comment below and we'll try to find out.
Nashville has 28,300 hotel rooms in the city. That’s enough rooms for all of the Tennessee Titans players and still have 28,247 rooms left over. Many of the new boutique hotels are being built downtown by creatively reusing existing office or historical buildings. While most locals stay out of downtown to avoid the bachelorettes and the pedal taverns, we want to let you know that a select few of the new hotels offer locals a reason to spend some time downtown.
Unlike any hotel in Nashville, the 21C Museum Hotel has a contemporary art museum on its first and second floors. The modern design of the lobby and gallery are a welcome escape from the Hooter’s down the block. We recommend starting at Gray & Dudley restaurant—the entrance is off the alley. Named after the Gray & Dudley Hardware Company that built and occupied the building at the beginning of the 20th century, the bar has a nice selection of local beers. Grab a Yazoo or Bearded Iris and head to the second floor for the modern art.
We came to have a drink in the 1956 Greyhound Bus on the roof and stayed for the view. Housed in the unremarkable Wells Fargo Plaza, the Bobby Hotel is all Southern rocker at heart. You’ll find the bus perched on the edge of the rooftop lounge. With a drink in hand, Bobby’s favorites include the Scofflaw and Sazerac, you can climb aboard the bus for an Insta worthy setting. After a bus ride, head over to the rooftop deck for a view of the skyline and river.
The Batch Discovery Box the perfect fit. Packed with our favorite Southern finds, we send it out every three months. You can choose from the standard or deluxe version and the number of boxes she'll get next year.
You know she has a busy schedule so give her this stylish planner from Brittany Fuson to keep track. While others can have their iCal, she'll not only be organized but look good doing it.
The perfect gift for the friend who should take a moment for herself or the coworker who showed up early and stayed late. The deluxe version includes Olive & Sinclair chocolate and Rainwater Farms Lavender Bath Soak.
This journal will challenge her to use every day as an opportunity to find delight, whether in her surroundings, her work, her relationships, her insights, or her actions. It's a guide to look inside and outside to appreciate what makes her happy—including getting this book as a gift.
Is she a caffiend? If so, give the jam-packed Coffee Lover Gift Batch. With four different coffees from our favorite middle Tennessee roasters, syrup, honey, and a tumbler, this is the gift that will her a head start every morning for doing something that will make her happy.
She can let her Nashville pride show with the BNA hat from Aviate.
You can't go wrong with our Discovery Box. We send it out every three months packed with new finds and our favorite products. It's available in standard and deluxe. If he's been really good this year you could give a year's worth.
Made in the USA, this leather luggage tag will last a lifetime and be a stylish companion on all of his adventures.
Nashville Hot Chicken is so, well, hot right now so give these spicy Nashville-made items so he can enjoy an authentically Nashville experience.
Nashville cook Matt Moore wants all Southern gentlemen to feel comfortable whipping up a great meal. Guys will find inspiration in Moore’s collection of 130 recipes with classic and New South flavors.
What's better than grilling out? Grilling out with the most flavorful sauces and condiments you can find in Austin. It's perfect for the guy who likes big, bold flavors.
Your man deserves more than a dollar when it comes to shaving. The most elegant solutions are often the most effective. That's why we're sticking with the simple construction of the double edge razor.
What inspired you to start Moontower Rentals?
Party at the Moontower’s beginnings are a classic tale of two friends who, while searching for event furnishings for one of our weddings, saw a hole in the market for party rentals with a more fun, modern look. So, as any good lovers of design and partying would, we set out to create an event furniture rental house that captured the Austin vibe—modern but with warmth and plenty of personality!
Where do you find inspiration for your gorgeous sectionals?
Our “method” if you will, is to offer furniture and decor that we like and would want to see in our own homes. We try to buy pieces that are artful but also useful for the context of events. For example, we wanted a modular couch, but they are usually bulky and heavy, so we ended up designing our own that features works better specially for events!
Do you have a favorite event you like to decorate?
From weddings and holiday parties, to festivals and conference stage design, if it involves making a space look more intimate and welcoming we’re all about it!