This Is How Reese Witherspoon Spends a Weekend in Nashville
When I started Draper James, I knew more than anything, I wanted to honor my Southern roots. This is why I named the company after my grandparents, Dorothea Draper and James Witherspoon. It’s also the reason we opened our first store in my beloved hometown of Nashville. Should y’all be lucky enough to find yourselves in Music City, here’s my list of go-to spots—don’t miss them!
I don’t even consider myself awake until I drink that first cup. It’s a good thing Nashville has a thriving coffee scene. Among my faves are Barista Parlor, which serves up house-roasted coffee alongside wares from local artisans. After all, what could be better than simultaneous caffeine and commerce? I also love Crema, for its perfectly prepared espresso drinks, and The Well, a nonprofit coffeehouse that sponsors the building of wells for communities in need of clean drinking water.
I love Pinewood Social because it encourages friends to gather any time of day—for breakfast, lunch, or dinner; bowling or bocce; cocktails or coffee; even a dip in the pool. Genius.
Of course I love to hang out at Draper James in the 12South neighborhood. To me, it’s more than a store—it’s like being at a good friend’s house. I also always send people down the street to my dear friend Holly Williams’s shop, White’s Mercantile. It’s a modern-day general store full of Southern-made art, gifts, and food.
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Opening Image: Paul Costello