Between finishing up the final touches on our showroom and hosting our favorite 1767 party to date, August was a super busy month for us. We kind of thrive on those crazy, no-sleep-til-its-done kind of months, though, and we had a blast running around to pack it all in (and you know — too busy is better than not busy when it comes to the small business game). Now that we finally have a moment of down time to relax, reflect, and plan for the months ahead, we're ready to share our favorite things from August.
- Documentaries and chill. We love watching documentaries on Netflix and we especially love talking about them with other people. This month, we were watching Werner Herzog's Into the Abyss (a good one if you liked Making a Murderer) and Vice's incredible (and heartbreaking) coverage of the Charlottesville tragedy.
- Chinese hot pot. Do you guys know about this style of East Asian dining? It was our absolute favorite meal back when we lived in California, but it's been a bit harder to find a true hot pot restaurant in Nashville. The concept is simple: a steaming, bubbling pot of fragrant broth sits on a burner in the center of the table, and you cook your own veggies and meats by dipping them into the broth fondue-style. We finally found a great hot pot place a bit outside of Nashville, but if you'd like to try making your own at home, this is a great source.
- Bolga baskets. We've been seeing these African market baskets everywhere lately, and we love them for everything from adding extra storage in the living room to using as a bag alternative at the market. Here are a few affordable sources for these types of baskets: 1 | 2 | 3
- New Nashville restaurants. Nashville has been getting so many new restaurants that it feels like being in a different city every time we pop over to a part of town we don't usually frequent. Lately, we're especially loving the decor (and the food) at Henrietta Red — and apparently so does Vogue magazine.