Landing in a new city can be challenging for students (and parents). I've focused on Vanderbilt and Belmont but the information here is useful from students at any of our other nearby universities: Lipscomb, TSU, Fisk, Meharry, Trevecca, Watkins College of Art. (Photo credit: Vanderbilt.edu) Closest for basic student items Visit family-owned Hillsboro Hardware at... Continue Reading →
You're visiting Nashville with your cat or dog. Or you're trying to get a handle on all the pet resources Nashville offers. Here's one page covering lots about pet-centric topics. Emergency Pet Care Let's deal with crisis situations first. What if your pet gets really sick after hours? Although the headline at the top mentions... Continue Reading →
Take home a taste of Tennessee as a souvenir with these signature whiskeys, wines and beers. Many offer tours and t-shirts as well as their sips.
Want authentic souvenirs to remember your trip to Nashville? Or need a gift to take home to the kids? If the made-in-China items in the Broadway gift stores don't inspire you, consider these ideas: Artwork Spirit of Nashville posters. (top photo, courtesy Anderson Design Studio) The designers at ADS created a wildly popular (and ever-expanding) series of... Continue Reading →
Look to liquidators for deep discounts on everything from furniture and appliances to clothes and birdseed. You never know what you'll find. Bargain Hunt aka Essex The biggest among liquidators, it has ten midstate locations. To bring you cheap merchandise, they wait for a truck to wreck, a store to go out of business or items... Continue Reading →
Nashville newcomers need stuff: furniture, furnishings, tools, building supplies, maybe even clothes and old records. Find what you're after here.
So you feel this irresistible urge to buy a pair of cowboy boots to commemorate your visit to Nashville... Just so you know: boots can range in price from $100 to $1,000 so take your budget into consideration. If you want wear them for the long haul instead of turning them into matching flower pots... Continue Reading →
Let me tip you off to all sorts of Nashville deals and discounts--from tourist attractions to groceries.
Consider consignments stores if your tastes and budget elevate you above thrift stores but you still like shopping for good deals. Many antique stores are also set up for consignment but I'll save them for a separate post. For now, let's emphasize function and fashion over historic value. Finders Keepers A very wide variety of... Continue Reading →