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At StyleBlueprint, one of our favorite ways to reflect on the previous year is by looking back at some of our most-read articles. From new restaurant openings to updated neighborhood guides that reflect the rapid change in our communities, these are Nashville’s most popular articles of 2022. Take a look!

Nashville’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2022

The Walsh Sisters: From the Olympics to Swimwear Designers

Nashville natives and professional swimmers Alex and Gretchen Walsh broke records in and out of the pool this year. Most notable, however, was the launch of the sisters’ apparel line with SwimOutlet, the largest swim retailer in the U.S. We sat down with Alex and Gretchen to learn more about their swimwear line, the inspiration behind it, and misconceptions related to professional swimming. Read our conversation with the Walsh sisters HERE.

Alex and Gretchen Walsh pose in bathing suits on a couch
In addition to being NCAA champions, Gretchen (left) and Alex (right) Walsh broke records again by releasing their swimwear line SPORTI x Alex + Gretchen Walsh. Image: SPORTI x Alex + Gretchen Walsh

New Nashville Restaurants + Concepts to Try

Our monthly installment of new Nashville restaurants is always a hit, highlighting everything from easy grab-and-go options to international cuisine, fine dining, and more. With so many fabulous additions to the Music City culinary scene in 2022, we’re excited to see what’s on the horizon for next year. To satisfy your cravings until then, take a look at some of the restaurants that have opened in 2022 HERE.

Two glasses of wine and bowls of food from Luogo in Nashville, TN.
Offering delicious Italian cuisine, Luogo is just one of the countless Nashville restaurants that opened in 2022. Image: Mayter Scott

Is This THE Wedding Dress of the Year?!

In addition to Shana and Joe’s dreamy wedding reception at Saint Elle, Shana’s unique wedding dress was another element that stopped us dead in our tracks. Shana fully embraced one of the newest trends by opting for a dress that transitioned through each of the wedding’s events. Complete with various sleeve options, take a look at this stunning wedding dress and reception HERE.

Nashville bride and groom posing on their wedding day.
From a dreamy reception at Saint Elle to a dress with changing sleeves, it’s no wonder Shana and Joe’s Nashville wedding stole the show this year. Image: Glenai Gilbert Photography

10 MORE Rural TN Restaurants Worth the Drive

We originally released our rural Tennessee restaurant series in 2021, but this year, we added 10 additional restaurants to the list. From al fresco dining to delicious seafood, over-the-top burgers, and more, you can see the complete list of restaurants HERE. The best part? Each one is just a short drive from Nashville!

Elaborate strawberry milkshake with chocoloate, candy Kisses, and more.
The Grind Mac and Cheese Burger Bar in Martin, TN, offers everything from milkshakes to burgers, mac and cheese, and more. Image: Tara Wilkey

Nashville’s New Soho House: Definitely NOT a Country Club

Nashville welcomed its Soho House location earlier this year, and it’s safe to say it garnered plenty of buzz around town. As the largest Soho House in North America, the Music City location offers everything from a movie theater to plenty of patio space, two restaurants, and more. In this article, we answered some of Soho House’s most frequently asked questions, including why the common comparison to a country club is inaccurate. Read more about Soho House Nashville HERE.

Main lounge area at Soho House Nashville.
Soho House Nashville is just one of the notable Music City openings in 2022. Image: Soho House

New Nashville Retail Spots

In addition to restaurants, Nashville regularly welcomes a fresh lineup of new retail spots. From brand-new stores to additional locations of longtime favorites, our ongoing list includes everything from bookstores to jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, and more. See the complete roundup of newly opened retail stores HERE.

Decorated dining table at Patina Home & Garden in Franklin, TN.
Patina Home & Garden is a recently opened home decor store in Franklin, TN. Image: Jenna Bratcher

An Updated Guide to Germantown, One of Nashville’s Favorite Neighborhoods

Germantown is a Nashville neighborhood loved by both locals and tourists. Housing everything from James Beard Award-winning chefs to charming shops, there’s so much to do and see in this Music City neighborhood. Check out our updated guide to this beautiful and historic neighborhood HERE.

Interior of Henrietta Red in Nashville, TN.
Located in Germantown, Henrietta Red offers some of the best oysters and a delicious brunch menu. Image: Henrietta Red

8 Haunted Places in Tennessee

Tennessee is a state rooted in history — especially when it comes to spooky history. While Halloween and spooky season may be behind us, you can still reflect on some of the most haunted places in Tennessee. From old state prisons to national parks, forests, and more, you can see the complete list HERE.

Exterior of Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN.
Rumor has it that spirits of fallen soldiers haunt the grounds at Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN. Image:

Your Updated Guide to The Gulch in Nashville

The Gulch is another one of Nashville’s ever-changing neighborhoods. Offering everything from delicious restaurants like Peg Leg Porker and Carne Mare to a handful of boutiques like e. Allen and Kittenish, there’s so much to do and see in this booming neighborhood. You can check out the complete guide HERE.

Woman posing in front of the What Lifts You mural in The Gulch.
The iconic #WhatLiftsYou mural is also located in The Gulch. Image: Kelsey Montague Art

Nashville’s 12South Neighborhood: Where to Eat, Shop, and Play

12South is an eight-block neighborhood known for its plethora of shops and eateries. It’s safe to say the bustling neighborhood has grown and evolved over the years, and 2022 was no exception. From a look at classic favorites like Edley’s Bar-B-Que and White’s Mercantile to the opening of new shops and restaurants like LoveShackFancy and The Butter Milk Ranch, you can see our full guide to 12South HERE.

Loveshackfancy Nashville storefront.
LoveShackFancy was added to 12South’s lineup of popular retail spots in 2022. Image: LoveShackFancy

Thank you for your continued readership, Nashville. We wish you a happy and healthy 2023!


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Brianna Goebel

Brianna is StyleBlueprint’s Associate Editor and Sponsored Content Manager. She is an avid fan of iced coffee and spends her free time reading all things true crime.