BAM Bloggers at Midlife Attendees Guide To Nashville

March 2, 2015

by Alicia Searcy

Are you coming to the Bloggers at Midlife Conference in Nashville next week?

This is the perfect time to visit Music City. Nashville is growing by leaps and bounds and has become a city brimming with diversity, creatives, artisans, and designers. In fact, Thrillist has named East Nashville one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in America. There’s no doubt that we are the “it” town of the moment, and visitors are often unaware of the little gems – the shops and restaurants that are part of the New Nashville –  that your hotel concierge won’t tell you about.

But I will. Here are some of my favorite shops and restaurant you really should visit – and they’re all wheelchair accessible.


Jewelry designer Margaret Ellis opened the shop in 1983 and Mclaine Richardson took over 30 years later.  Richardson is the one responsible for bringing us Amanda Valentine’s Roman Holiday collection, and her own designs are truly beautiful. There is a simplicity of form that highlights the meticulous attention to detail and perfect – yes, perfect – execution. The pieces are clean and modern with lots of classic references. In short, they reflect Mclaine’s personality.

See the full article here.