An American in Paris

My friend over at Moonlit Wing is currently featuring a series of guest bloggers and she recently asked me to write a little something about Paris.

She gave me carte blanche to really take the post wherever I wanted to and what I ended up writing is one of my favorite things that I’ve written so far about life abroad.

Check out my post here and be sure to follow Moonlit Wing on Instagram




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Just an American, living her best life in Paris & documenting with a selfie. Of course.




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All my friends are dead – pt. 2 Nashville, Tennessee

I have good and bad news about this post:

Bad News: I can only find two of my photos from this trip to Nashville. I don’t know if something got messed up in the cloud (not a tech-savvy millennial) or what, but they are all gone.

Good News: This has made me angry so this blog post will be short and sweet with only three or four photos.

IMG_5509*A very special shout out to my friends Jason and Gary who not only let me crash at their house on Thursday night of this bachelorette week-end but then they bailed me out by sending me a few skyline photos from their office building to round out this post*

As seen in my previous blog post about Sawyer, Michigan, I have entered into the age where all my friends are getting married. After only 4 short days to recover from the Big Nasty Weekend, I drove down to Nashville, Tennessee for a second bachelorette party and let me tell you, it was a struggle.

I took my leftover Pedialyte (only pink was left, because like I said in my previous post, pink is gross) and the bottle of apple wine that I bought the weekend before. I planned to take it very easy. That did not happen.

Nashville is an amazing place for a bachelorette party. The people are nice, there are a million bars, the food is excellent, it isn’t crazy expensive – it’s a home run.

Without further ado: here is what we did on our Bachelorette Party in Nashville, Tennessee:


-pizza and games at our adorable airbnb in East Nashville. I tried to find the listing for you, but wasn’t able to. Just search one that sleeps 16 people and you might find it. It was perfect.

-went out to Kung Fu Saloon, left after a while and went down the street to Winners Bar where we watched the bride sing an interesting rendition of Night Moves and then we went BACK to Kung Fu Saloon. Fun fact, I left my credit card at Kung Fu Saloon and several very nice staff members helped me track it down when I realized it the next morning.


-woke up and took the Nashville Party Wagon tour. We had matching shirts, whistles, balloons and even though it was BYOB, we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this. How many other times can you say that a tractor actually pulled you and your friends through a downtown city?

How many girls can you fit on a tractor?

-Lunch and a cocktail at Acme Feed & Seed – if it’s a nice day, you need to go up to their rooftop. It’s a beautiful view of the city and a cool vibe in general. I’m the most angry about this photo being gone.

-Home for a nap/rest/bride discussing potentially getting a tattoo/ bride recruiting people to go get a tattoo with her/everybody backing down from getting a tattoo and then taking a nap instead

-Dinner at Cabana – I have eaten here before, but it is always a good choice. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes were other level and their Peach Tea Cocktail Moonshine is a must.

-Went out to Tootsies (after I swung by Kung Fu Saloon to pick up the ol’ credit card) where the bride had to perform a scavenger hunt, and then wandered over to the Stage for some excellent live music. We hung around after the show and made a few new friends who decided to take us to the Diner, which is apparently where the party continues after-hours. I wish we had more time to stay at the Diner, because it seemed like a really cool place, but I knew I had to be in the car for 5 hours the following day, so I told everyone I needed to head back and we hopped in an uber home.

“I know you’re closed but we’re going to finish our vodka-redbulls because we’re with the band.”


-brunch at Saint Añejo which went uneaten by me because I didn’t feel well and also am not a huge fan of spicy food. I should have taken the time to order better, but I just wanted to be back in bed.

I had an amazing time in Nashville on this bachelorette weekend, but my only advice to you, dear reader, is do not do back-to-back bachelorettes. It is rough on your wallet, liver, tummy, vocal chords, and dignity.