I had a great conversation with Margot of Margot’s Cafe and Bar. Hands down, Margot’s is my favorite restaurant in Nashville. I love that she comes out from her kitchen and visits, uses local purveyors and has magically created the coziest atmosphere of any restaurant in Nashville- right down to serving desserts on antique china.
I frequently ask her if she knows of any new places to eat. Margot is the road warrior of finding off-the-beaten-track ethnic places. Margot said, “You know, I ate at this deli (wouldn’t dare mention the name) and I don’t think I’ll go back. They really don’t care if I eat there or not, but Hot Kabobs on Whitebridge Rd., now HE cares.” Bingo! What a refreshing concept.
Be intentional about who you patronize and where you spend your money. Take care of the businesses you love most because they may not be here in the months to come. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and here are some my local favorite picks which can be found….just around the corner!
Elizabeth’s perfect Valentines Day gifts… written with love and intention:
- Dinner at Margot’s(for reasons already stated with the addition of the killer martinis!)
- An Orchid from Horizon Landscaping Greenhouse owned by Jim Sovine in Sylvan Park. Why spend the extra money for delivery charges at FTD whatever when you can buy a GORGEOUS orchid for just $45 around the corner?
- Fresh strawberries, assorted chocolate bars, and chocolate covered almonds from The Produce Place on Murphy Road.
- An exquisite necklace or earrings from Art and Invention Galleryin East Nashville. Don’t forget to ask Meg, the owner, (and inventor of the Tomato Art Festival!), to show you her stash of scarves made from recycled ties, handmade Valentine’s cards by Amanda Lee and MUCH, MUCH more..Now doesn’t that feel good? Local shopping is the best.
Liza is listing her favorite ideas for Valentine’s tomorrow. Not sure what they are…but I know that they, too, support LOCAL!
StyleBluePrint wants to hear your picks for this Valentine’s Day.