Santo’s Cena al Tartufo Bianco, The White Truffle Dinner

Each day throughout the year, Santo creates an elevated dining experience of seasonally inspired, modern Mediterranean cuisine. While located in Green Hills, Santo would no doubt prove fully at home were it situated instead next to Manhattan’s more notable restaurants, Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin included. Its Green Hills location, however, gives Santo’s patrons an advantage that other elevated…

Ensure the Long Term Safety of Your Jewelry Collection

Diamonds, as the classic James Bond film avers, are forever. At least they certainly have been around for almost that long, forming some three billion years ago deep in the early Earth. And the gold we prize so highly -- that lustrous stuff upon which to mount those scintillating diamonds and coruscating gems -- is even older, older than the…

A Winter Vacation No-Brainer

With the blessed exhaustion of the holidays behind us, it is high time you treated yourself to a well-deserved vacation while there is still snowfall. There is a plethora of sports, activities, and fun things to do that are at your fingertips. And while Nashville doesn't get any snow that's too extreme, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the winter…

The Mangia Experience

Another Saturday night and musician Nick Pellegrino once again performs for a packed house. As the crowd dances, their arms waving, their faces beaming, Nick hops up on his stage -- a kitchen counter. He rests his knees next to the knives to peer through the warming lights at the people partying below. Already the ice has been broken. Already…

Our Berenice

Bernice Denton, age 50 and holding for a score of years plus some change now, leads the man, a local cosmetic surgeon with a passion for antique train sets, into a home full of antique train sets. The owner has passed and the heirs have asked Berenice -- middle Tennessee’s undisputed “Estate Queen” -- to make the house her realm…

Black and Gold Heroes

Turner Cockrell left an impression, even in his absence. And so on Christmas Day 2018, when the Vanderbilt football team should have been celebrating Christmas, or preparing for the upcoming Texas Bowl, it was still mourning Cockrell’s death 27 days earlier. The team was visiting Houston’s Anderson Cancer center—where Cockrell was treated for melanoma—and talking with his former doctor, Amy…

WINTER WINGS: OVEN-MADE BLISS

BRING BROILING BACK this winter! Think of that mysterious, forgotten setting on your oven as an upside-down, indoor grill: focusing immense heat directly onto foods you would normally grill to create crusts, caramelization and char. But, just like with a good roux, you can never leave the broiler’s side - not even to answer the door. This big heat develops…

Holiday Fashion Finds

Eric Adler, head designer/master tailor and creator of Eric Adler Clothing in Nashville, creates garments that can be worn to black-tie celebrations or events, such as weddings, the symphony, charity gala or red carpet showings. His eclectic style is "tastefully bold."

A Rich Tradition Nourishes a Giving Present

Their first church burned down in 1832. Their second in 1848. But their third church still stands, a remarkable structure that is both a national historic landmark and a Nashville epicenter of vibrant art and urban ministry. Meet the congregants of The Downtown Presbyterian Church, a relatively small group of folks—numbering just over 100—who make a major positive impact on…

An Architectural Performance Has Taken the Hill

If the concept of feng shui did not already exist, then the home on the hill would compel its invention. Clearly destined for landmark status, the 8,400-square-foot residence at 4606 Shys Hill Road is not just a house; it’s an architectural performance, a harmonic duet of brick and glass with angular forms and muted tones that recall the natural wall of…