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Lake Norman

Love Local Travel Guide: Lake Norman

Road trips are vogue right now. We joined the many Americans packing their cars and hitting the road for family vacations.  Heading east, we found respite at a quiet lakeside retreat in North Carolina.  Lake […]

Justin Head, Farmer and Owner

Raising Real Food

Smokin’ Oaks Organic Farms is a multi-generational, family farm producing organic beef, pork, chicken and eggs.  Located in Cedar Hill, TN, Smokin’ Oaks occupies rolling fields nestled amongst quiet housing developments.  Farmer and Owner, Justin […]

Artist Ashley_Trabue

A Moment With Ashley Trabue

Ashley Trabue is an artist in Nashville, TN with an ethos of self love, compassion and female empowerment. Ashley’s artwork is a gentle and honest expression of the human body in all its forms. Personally, […]

MEEL Nashville Food Kit

Eating Local During COVID-19

At this moment in time, we find ourselves living through a situation that is touching and changing all of our lives.  First and foremost, I hope everyone is taking every measure to stay safe and […]

Founder Jennifer Liepis with coffee

Shop Small

w/ Love Local My name is Jen and I created Love Local because I wanted to support independently owned brands and truly shop small.  My journey started while living in New York City, I stumbled […]

Gold and Ivy founder

Meet the Maker: Gold + Ivy

This week I sat down with Alexis Smith, founder of local candle company, Gold + Ivy. As soon as we begin it’s clear there’s something special underneath her quiet, polite exterior.  This twenty-four year old […]

candles

Burn a Candle and Breathe Easy

Candles come in all shapes, sizes and smells.  I get excited when I find a scent I love and can’t wait to burn it at home and have the lovely smell fill the house.  However, […]

Pelican and Pig

E. Nashville Restaurant Week 2020

Reservations are now open for East Nashville Restaurant Week, February 16th – 22nd.  Our favorite restaurants will be offering discounts and special menu items, showcasing the depth of this small but mighty neighborhood.  Chefs have […]

Woman with reusable chopping bag

Resolving 2020

It’s a new year so here it comes: change.  The ball has dropped and we put our best intentions into setting new years resolutions to change something in our lives for the better.  Change can be scary […]

Heider's Honey owners

Meet the Maker : Heider’s Honey

Imagine a quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Ohio lined with unassuming homes surrounded by green grass and full trees.  The flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing. Heider’s Honey is a small husband and […]

Natalie Busby Designer and Owner

Meet the Maker : Natalie Busby

Chic. Elegant. Luxurious. Wearable. Sustainable.  Natalie Busby is located in East Nashville, situated behind Barista Parlor and next door to the new tiki bar, Chopper.  You’ll know you’re in the right place when you spot adorable […]

Wooping Crane Barn

Sunset Farm Dinner for a Cause

The Bells Bend Conservation Corridor is a Tennessee based non-profit working to preserve the open space and rural character of land just outside Nashville.  The organization helps land owners secure conservation easements as well as provide […]

microtea owner

Meet the Maker: Stephen Cowan, microtea

Microgreens. You probably know them as the tiny sprout-like garnish at high-end restaurants.  They’re packed with flavor and add extra color and texture to the plate.  What you didn’t know is that they’re underutilized, insanely healthy baby […]

Denver Slow Food Festival

Love Local City Guide: Denver

Denver Colorado, quite possibly one of the greenest place in America, and by green we mean sustainable.  Clean water, fresh air, drinks without straws and small businesses abound!  Trashcans are always accompanied by recycling and compost bins.  Pick up any […]