While the guys were off at Dustin’s bachelor party, Cristi and I road tripped to Nashville to hang and celebrate our friend Courtney’s birthday.  We went to a few backyard parties, hit up tasty restaurants (Little Octopus + The Post + Pharmacy) but the highlight of the trip was visiting Arrington Vineyards!

Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn opened in the vineyard in 2007. Just 25 miles from Nashville, it’s a must visit!


Naturally my favorite was the chardonnay. I did, however, enjoy the rosé and the cabernet sauvignon during our tasting. Cristi raved about a dessert red that was served with a raspberry chocolate. All around, great wines!


Whole Foods picnic spread: Pickles, spicy okra, rosemary bread, salami, 3 cheeses (goat, blueberry something and manchego) olives + feta, chicken salad, grapes, smoked salt, pepper jelly. Not pictured (because it wouldn’t fit, ha!) kale salad, prosciutto, almond crackers  *insert smiling chubby faced emoticon here*


My air mattress mate for the weekend-Cristi aka Lil Bit-enjoying the oaky chardonnay.



Wearing Free People overalls, Bar III top, TOMS sunnies, Birkenstocks, Ali Sage necklace


Courtney, the birthday lady and beau, Alex.


I think she had a good birthday weekend ;)

While writing this (and while we sipped wine on the patio) I listened to Brooks and Dunn and it brought me back to growing up in Montana and going to rodeos with my family.  I love how music can strike up so many feels!

Next time I’d like to get a tour of where the magic happens, but this only happens Monday – Friday. We didn’t know this but it didn’t stop us from exploring, which they encourage, and having a blast!

Whether it’s a vineyard, distillery or brewery-count me in!

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  • Reply
    September 14, 2015 at 11:34 am

    do your feet get tired if you walk all day in birkenstocks?

    • Reply
      September 17, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Actually yes. haha. I even have the soft foot bed version but overall very comfy shoes!

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