• Melanie

January Cup of Coffee

It's the second day of 2019, and I have truly kicked the year off right. A few restful days, a great New Year's Eve party, and the traditional collards, black-eyed peas and cornbread have ensured a full recovery from the demands of the holidays. This begins my monthly "cup of coffee" posts, where I share events in Nashville, my life, and my career. So, without further ado:

An original poster promoting Sarah Bernhardt hangs over one of her stage costumes in a glass case.

Paris 1900: City of Entertainment at The Frist

It's the last few days of this exhibit, and if you've wanted to see it but haven't, please please PLEASE go. I'm always impressed when The Frist has multi-media exhibits, and this is no exception. A huge span of art and artistry is covered, from fashion to mosaic, painting to film, stained glass to sculpture, and plenty more. I've been once and am going to try to squeeze in another visit before it ends on January 6. Want to know more? Visit The Frist's website here for more information:


A Milestone Birthday

My 40th birthday is coming up on January 10th, and I'm excited. My parents are coming to town, my annual bowling party is back in action, and then we're road tripping to Charleston to meet up with my BFFs for the weekend. I've never been, and I'm planning a few days of indulgence via art, food, and gardens (weather permitting).


A New Role

One of my long-time clients, Bennett Galleries Nashville, has made some transitions in their business and staffing. In addition to giving me the go-ahead to implement some new marketing and advertising strategies, they've asked me to join the team a couple of days a week. I'll be on hand to help clients both in the gallery and custom framing area, and that work will give me the insight I need to move the marketing/ad plans forward more effectively. It will be a bit of a lifestyle and business adjustment, but this is a plan I've been biding my time to put forth, and I am ready to take on the challenges that lay ahead.


January can be a slog for some, but my birthday and the new paths that lay ahead always make this month a wonderful, fresh slate to look forward to after the holidays. I hope you find some joy in this first month of the year, too.