Design*Sponge, curator of all things pretty and one of the most popular design blogs in the world, just updated their Nashville City Guide with the assistance of Elise Joseph, stylist/creative consultant/mastermind behind Pennyweight/former Imogene+Willie media director. Funny, we were just missing Ms. Joseph as she is currently spending some time in Los Angeles.
If you're not familiar with Elise, at the risk of making her blush, she's known for her incredible style and impeccable taste, which explains why she has a massive Pinterest following and why the handpicked items in her Pennyweight Goods e-shop keep selling out. You should really read the whole city guide here, but if you're just sneaking a peek at work right now I'll tell you that some of her citywide picks — which are helpfully organized by neighborhood — include awesome things like Robert's, Crema, Husk, Corsair Distillery, Station Inn, Rolf & Daughters, Marche, 3 Crow Bar, Lockeland Table, Sky Blue Cafe, Old Made Good, Savarino's, Belcourt Theatre, Burger Up, Imogene + Willie, Grimey's, The Basement, Parnassus Books, Bobbie's Dairy Dip, Baja Burrito and Gas Lamp Antiques. Wow, that barely scratched the surface, and I just realized that my list was heavy on restaurants ... so, I'm hungry.
Design*Sponge obviously thinks that Elise is pretty amazing, too: In addition to asking her to curate the Nashville City Guide update, her beautiful Nashville home is also featured on the site, which we hope is making her homesick, because we are selfish and want her to come back ASAP. Here are some photos of what Design*Sponge calls "a Nashville home that is an exercise in calm and relaxing design."