Earlier this year, I discovered Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap while visiting one of my best friends. I immediately loved that it took every bit of my makeup off effortlessly and left my skin feeling super clean. Upon further inspection, I also loved that it was vegan, organic, biodegradable, no detergents, etc. This soap comes in various scents (I’m partial to the lavendar) and comes in a very large bottle that will last you probably years.

According to their website, “Castile Liquid Soaps have been called the “Swiss-army knife” of cleaning – usable for just about any cleaning task. These simple, ecologically formulated soaps are gentle enough for washing body, face or hair, but also powerful enough for tasks like dishwashing, mopping, laundry and even pest control. Different tasks call for different dilutions of the soap. To get you started with some basic uses, check out Lisa Bronner’s “Liquid Soaps Dilutions Cheat Sheet.

Pick some up here!

Today’s Fashion Friday has been styled with assistance from the fabulous team at Muse Boutique Nashville. They were kind enough to allow me to come in and shop for some fun pieces this week and I had an impossible job of narrowing it down to just one outfit!

Muse Boutique offers a variety of fun fashions at affordable prices. Whether your look is boho, preppy, edgy, classic, casual, or dressed up Muse Boutique has everything you need to complete your look from head to toe. We put together this sleek look that’s perfect for making the transition from summer to fall. The stylists in store were such a blast to work with – fun friendly personalities with plenty of sage fashion advice. Muse Boutique also offers up plenty of amazing accessories including some handmade pieces from local designers that I’m obsessed with. (Check out my accessories below… I can’t even pick a favorite.) They are located right near my house on West End and they also have a location in Franklin, Tennessee. Luckily for my friends who don’t live in the Middle Tennessee area they will ship clothes right to your doorstep!


They are offering a special deal to Wanderlust and Glitter Dust readers – 20% off one item one time with the mention (or screenshot) of this blog post! Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see their newest fashions! Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

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Don’t forget to head over to Muse Boutique to redeem your 20% off!

All photos taken by Kara McLeland at Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

As much as I love to travel, I definitely have a very passionate love affair with my city, Nashville, Tennessee. Starting today, I will be incorporating more posts that celebrate the wanderlust I experience within my own city.mainMap

One of the newest and coolest restaurant concepts in Nashville is Pinewood Social. Pinewood calls themselves “a place to meet.” Serving breakfast (and the best café au lair with homemade almond milk in town), lunch, dinner, a late night menu, an array of great beer, wine, and cocktails you can enjoy indoors or outdoors in multiple types of seating areas. It also boasts private meeting rooms, karaoke, the most photographed bowling alley in history, and now a pool!

Photo from lifeandthyme.com

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the soft opening of their new pool area last night and it didn’t disappoint. Contained in a fenced in patio area, there are two wading pools, tables, multiple types of lounge chairs, and a custom airstream trailer that serves a totally different poolside menu than what is found inside the restaurant. (I was too busy shoving food in my face and having fun with my friends to remember to take pictures of the adorable airstream and several of the other food and drinks we enjoyed… #I’mfired) There is also a great view of downtown Nashville, the Cumberland River, and two of Nashville’s bridges.

Nashville Pinewood Social Club Pool

Nashville summer nights are the perfect time to hang with friends by the pool(s).

Pinewood Social Guacamole

Guacamole, ceviche, and homemade chips. Guacamole is my summertime love language.

Carly Mariani and her Pinewood Social piña colada

Beautiful Carly with her piña colada. One of the best I’ve tasted… great flavor and not overly sweet like they sometimes are. PS: Remember her beautiful Lake Tahoe wedding?

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I think this is the “Still Smoking, Different Chair” cocktail. I tried a sip… it’s as tasty as it is pretty!

Pinewood Social Pool Menus

Special poolside food and beverages.

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Brisket taco… I want another one, like, right now. That’s the French 75 cocktail – fresh, bubbly, delicious.

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Y’all know that I’ve been all about classes at TITLE Boxing Club Nashville (see my posts here and here!) this summer and tomorrow (Tuesday, August 5th at 7:15 PM) there is a fun FREE class happening with live music followed by a concert and free food and drink. HOWEVER, Wanderlust and Glitter Dust readers are special and because of that TITLE is offering my readers a chance to win 2 free weeks of classes at TITLE Boxing Club of Nashville! Register HERE to ensure your free spot in class!ROCKNRUMBLEAUG5-1You will be entered for a chance to win based on the options seen below – for unlimited entries, keep Tweeting, Facebooking, and Instagraming about the event! Any readers who come to the event will also be entered for a chance to win! There are so many ways to enter, try them all for the best chance! The winner will be announced Wednesday morning! See you there!

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