Here’s her short list:
The Shoppes on Fatherland — A hub of all things maker. This quaint district of indie shops, eateries, and emerging indie brands is tucked right along Fatherland Avenue, a main thoroughfare in the city.
Five Daughters Bakery — Organic, non-GMO pastries — they have paleo doughnuts! — made daily from scratch. Started by a husband-wife team in Franklin, they have a few locations around Nashville and beyond, including in East Nashville.
5th & Taylor — Inspired by Sunday family dinners, this cavernous New American spot, helmed by Chef Daniel Lindley, is Charlotte’s favorite restaurant in the city. It’s a consistent rec she gives everyone who’s visiting town.
Barista Parlour — This central outpost of Nashville’s coffee roastery of record is the perfect spot for an afternoon latte and to grab beans for your caffeine-loving friends (or as a souvenir for yourself).
Five Points Alley Shops —An eclectic collection of vintage boutiques, bookstores, art galleries, and more in the lively and hip Five Points neighborhood.
North Italia — Scratch-made Italian dishes that bring an elevated culinary experience to one of Nashville’s biggest shopping destinations, The Mall at Green Hills.