... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Southern Hospitality

Although I spent time in Nashville a few years back, I hadn’t really spent TIME in Nashville until this past weekend. My mother and I traveled there six years ago when we had our Tutu Timepieces and participated in a fundraiser for the T.J. Martell Foundation. That was the first time this Pacific Northwest girl got a glimpse of the true meaning of Southern hospitality . I met great friends, such as CEO of T.J. Martell Foundation, Laura Heatherly. I also traveled there with the Red Stripes Planes Group as our team embarked on the music industry and I had the pleasure and tremendous fortune to work with industry great, the late Sharon Eaves.

But this past weekend, I was invited, not for work- just play and PLAY I did! The sweltering heat warmed my bones just as the live music on Broadway. From B.B. Kings to to the Gaylord district, you could find me dancing in the streets.


The fine cuisine from Moto to 5th and Taylor. Sunday afternoon, we spent boating- yes, there is water at Center Hill Lake. It took us an hour and a half to reach this destination, but to my pleasant surprise the Marina was packed with houseboats and those jet skiing enjoying a day on the Lake.

nashville lake

I was elated to catch up with dear friends, Deon and Kippy Brown who relocated back to Tennessee after Kippy was a part of the Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks. They now spend their days golfing and enjoying the view of the community horses from their front porch.


I’m one of those travelers that wants to see how the real people live. So as we meandered to the Gulch past the Projects, gentrification was prevalent. Reece Witherspoon’s boutique was on the same block we lunched at the trendy new bartaco. Less than a few blocks down the road was Dolly Parton’s headquarters then Housing Projects adjacent to a new Thompson Hotel and massive construction.

I enjoyed ever sight, every southern drawl, and every beat…
I left thinking of my favorite cocktail napkin-