My favorite photos from Europe

I've been racking my brain on what brilliant topic I could use as my comeback to the whacky, weird, and uncomfortable world of blogging. How about we just start with some pictures?

Here are my eight favorite photos from Europe—the ones without our goofy faces. And don't worry. I'll share the goofy faces, too.

Big Ben by Night

Big Ben London 2013

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2013

The Louvre, Paris

Louvre Paris France

The View from La Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre

The View from Sacre Coeur

The Hike to Le Chapeau, Chamonix, France

View Chamonix France

The Ferry passing Verenna, Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como Italy View

Sunset in Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola Cinque Terre Italy

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Florence Italy Nightscape

So, which photo is your favorite?

Field Photos, Edition No. 6: Nashville, TN

The last few weeks have been filled to the brim with writing, writing, and more writing.  It's also been filled with a whole lot of excitement about our upcoming trip! We three more weeks til we leave! But in the meantime, the in-between time, I've been jumping around here and there for some assignments, and have snapped a few photos worth sharing. Check 'em out:


Guitar at the Mansion at Fontanel, Courtesy of Buck Owens


Fun times in the Fontanel Mansion Bathroom


Barbara Mandrell's Dining Room


Limes in a garden, courtesy of Peter Anderson


Butterfly beauty


Summer Produce


A quick stop at my alma mater


Cummins Falls on Labor Day... humanity overload.


Groundbreaking at the Climb Nashville Charlotte Avenue Location


Scouting a hot new place to stay in Nashville (more on this soon!)

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Field Photos, Edition No. 5: The Best Coffee in Brooklyn


This week I'm on a quick trip up to New York City to meet with a few wonderful people (like my sweet friend Jennifer Miller) to talk about journalism and writing books. Today, I'm driving over to West Point to visit my old home and my sister Leigh's sweet family.

But before all that... I had to hit the streets of Brooklyn Heights and take a few photos to share and find a cup of good coffee. Mission accomplished.

brooklyn street

Jennifer's office, overlooking a beautiful May day:

brooklyn books

From the outside looking in:

Brooklyn brownstone

From the inside looking out:

brooklyn door

brooklen flower box

The best coffee in Brooklyn? Found. Tazza in Brooklyn Heights.

Brooklyn Tazza

BONUS. The view from an apartment in Harlem.


I miss Nashville. But I love New York.

Mor Field Photos: Edition No. 4 // Edition No. 3 // Edition No. 2 //Edition No. 1

Field Photos, Edition No. 4

The last few weeks have been filled with the kitchen remodel, a quick trip to South Carolina and a whole lot of writing. But along the way, I've taken a few interesting photos worth sharing...

Made a stop in at Dane Carder's studio.

Dane Carder

Mays Hoisery Mill, circa 2013.

Chestnut Street

David McLeod's home studio.

David McLeod

(photo taken with iphone) - Patrick and one of the Motion Picture Boys, Nashville 2012 - NaFF.


.. and Cooper.


Field Photos, Edition No. 3: Charleston, SC

I've been enjoying a quick trip down to Charleston, SC this week (more about that soon!), and WOW. I haven't even been here 24 hours, and I already love this place. Sunshine. Palm Trees. Beautiful people. Really, really good food.  Charleston has it all. I'll be heading home to Nashville tomorrow to start tackling our kitchen, but before we get into all that... enjoy these field photos from Charleston!

Here's how it all started. I ordered shrimp and grits and a cucumber martini. For lunch.

IMG_1603I also ate these. Woof.

poogan's porch biscuits

pooganSpeaking of woof, this is Poogan, a puppy that just happened to be on the porch of Poogan's Porch. He's from Hilton Head, and was just in for the weekend. We hit it off because I fed him some biscuit.mary beth

My sweet friend and host, (and birthday girl) Mary Beth (aka Mbeezy). rogue waveYesterday I had the great opportunity to meet (and sip bourbon) with Rhett Boyd, the owner of Rogue Wave Surf Shop. Unfortunately, I did not score surf lessons like I'd hoped. Too cold.king street

kudu coffee

Kudu Coffee. And I ran into Drew Miller (pictured above) from Furman! Small World. charelston photos

Check back soon for more photos!