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July 24, 2018

How to ask for a favor - step by step

Asking for a favor can seem daunting but it doesn't need to be. We found this useful article on Valet that explains how to ask for a favor in three easy steps:

  1. Be direct with your request;
  2. Give your reason why;
  3. Provide an opportunity for escape.

Should the favor be granted, step four is to send a thank you gift from Batch ;)

July 20, 2018

Seven Essential Nashville Instagram Accounts

We love all things Nashville—the food, the drink, the places, the people, the pictures.

To get a heaping dose of our faves, we follow these essential Instagram accounts. We like to live vicariously through the beautiful meals, the visits to the new shops, and the Nashville life. These accounts have amassed huge followings by exploring the best of Nashville. Sometimes they even inspire us to get out and experience Nashville for ourselves. Grab your phone and get ready to follow along...

thenashvilleguide

With nearly 85k followers, thenashvilleguide gives a locals view of everything from dive bars and stylish coffee shops to hidden eateries and the hippest retailers. You can find the Nashville Guide book at our store in the Nashville Farmers' Market.

thenashvilleguide

 

nashventures

Pretty pictures of all things Nashville. This account is heavy on shopping and eating. Let us be clear, that is a good thing.

nashventures

 

nashvillethebeautiful

With photos of art and architecture from around town, nashvillethebeautiful lives up to its name. From the old Nashville of Cheekwood to the new glistening Nashville of the Gulch, Rio Ville and Gracie Lou Hoo bring us along for a picturesque ride.

nashvillethebeautiful

 

experiencenash

Vicariously live the VIP life with experiencenash's feed. Did you know that Garth Brooks played a secret show at Layla's or there's a new coffee shop in Cleveland Park? We did because of experiencenash. You can, too.

experiencenash

 

nashvillefoodfan 

A word of warning, do not scroll through this feed on an empty stomach. The white-hot Nashville food scene is the perfect canvas for creating tasty pics and growling stomachs.

nashvillefoodfan

 

nashvilletn

The self-described "official Instagram account for Nashville Tennessee." With over 200k followers, who are we to question that designation. Using pics from a variety of sources, this account offers a broad view of the "it" city. Come for the sunset pics of the skylines and stay for the giveaways.

nashvilletn

 

nashvillewallsproject

What's almost as popular as the Nashville food scene? Nashville murals. We have the Nashville Walls Project to thank for the iconic backdrops to so many selfies. To borrow a phrase: Great cities have great murals. Follow along to see the latest projects around town.

nashvillewallsproject

 

Bonus feed to follow:

batchnashville

If you love Nashville as much as we do, you're going to want to support our local makers. On our account, we feature the handcrafted goods for sale in our Nashville Farmers' Market shop as well as the makers behind them. With #WINSDAY giveaways and posts about upcoming events, our feed will get you more Nashville to love.

batchnashville

July 17, 2018

Where'd That Go? #0002 - Opryland Rides

We're continuing a new series here at the Batch blog to examine some of the bygones of Nashville past in an effort to find out what happened. Nashville ain't what it used to be, and we're determined to figure out why.

Next up? The rides from Opryland, USA.

Of course, we all know the theme park shuttered its gates over 20 years ago and now you can buy some sweet Old Navy jeans where the Flume Zume used to get riders soaked to cool off from that sweltering summer Tennessee heat. But what about all those thrill rides? Where'd they go?

As it turns out, many of them live on in other venues. Did the Old Mill Scream make you scream? Well, just head west to Wild Waves (outside Seattle) and take a ride on Lumberjack Falls. 

And while you're on the West Coast, you can ride the former Hangman ride (now called Kong) at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

For a complete run down of where the old rides went, click here or here. And here's a deeper dive from WPLN about why the park shut down.

And if you still can't get enough nostalgia, the creative folks at Project615 have a line of shirts to take you right back to yesteryear.

Opryland Tshirts - Project 615

July 16, 2018

Where'd That Go? #0001 - Billy Graham statue

(Photo: File / The Tennessean)

We're kicking off a new series here at the Batch blog to examine some of the bygones of Nashville past in an effort to find out what happened. Nashville ain't what it used to be, and we're determined to find out why.

Remember the large Billy Graham statue that was at the corner of Rosa Parks and Commerce? Erected in 2006, the statue was produced by Wyoming artist and Baptist bivocational pastor Terrell O’Brien. LifeWay sold their 15-acre downtown campus that for $125 million in November 2015. It was scheduled to be removed on June 8, 2016 (slightly delayed when it was realized that the statue was held in place by grout). Dismantled in June 2016, it was installed at LifeWay’s Ridgecrest Baptist Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. Now you know where'd that go.

Have something in Nashville that you'd like to know where'd that go? Comment below and we'll try to find out.

 

July 12, 2018

Downtown Nashville Hotels Locals Like

Nashville has 28,300 hotel rooms in the city. That’s enough rooms for all of the Tennessee Titans players and still have 28,247 rooms left over. Many of the new boutique hotels are being built downtown by creatively reusing existing office or historical buildings. While most locals stay out of downtown to avoid the bachelorettes and the pedal taverns, we want to let you know that a select few of the new hotels offer locals a reason to spend some time downtown.

Gray & Dudley

21C

Unlike any hotel in Nashville, the 21C Museum Hotel has a contemporary art museum on its first and second floors. The modern design of the lobby and gallery are a welcome escape from the Hooter’s down the block. We recommend starting at Gray & Dudley restaurant—the entrance is off the alley. Named after the Gray & Dudley Hardware Company that built and occupied the building at the beginning of the 20th century, the bar has a nice selection of local beers. Grab a Yazoo or Bearded Iris and head to the second floor for the modern art. 

 

 

Bobby Hotel Rooftop Lounge

LisaDiederichPhotography

 

Bobby Hotel

We came to have a drink in the 1956 Greyhound Bus on the roof and stayed for the view. Housed in the unremarkable Wells Fargo Plaza, the Bobby Hotel is all Southern rocker at heart. You’ll find the bus perched on the edge of the rooftop lounge. With a drink in hand, Bobby’s favorites include the Scofflaw and Sazerac, you can climb aboard the bus for an Insta worthy setting. After a bus ride, head over to the rooftop deck for a view of the skyline and river. 

 

 

Noelle Trade Room Lounge

Noelle
On the corner of 4th and Church, the Noelle is a boutique hotel filled with Nashville art and food and drinks. Of course there’s a rooftop bar (overcrowded hip with noisy out-of-towners) but we love that every floor has portrait of important Nashvillians made by local artists. Nashville's public-artist-in-chief Bryce McCloud brought together designers, architects, artists, musicians, writers, curators and storytellers to fill the location that formerly housed the Noel Place, a luxury hotel dating back to 1929. The Trade Room bar behind the lobby is a comfortable spot for a cocktail. Or better yet, take a cocktail to any floor and browse the art by Nashvillians of Nashvillians for Nashvillians. 

 

Two more recommended stops on the locals' downtown boutique hotel tour include the Fairlane Hotels and Hyatt's Hotston House

May 22, 2018

A Nashville housewarming gift

We hear a lot of people—between 80-100 a week—are moving to Nashville. Let's welcome them with a taste of Southern hospitality. We suggest this collection featuring a variety of goods made in Nashville.

Housewarming Gift Batch

Housewarming Gift Batch 
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Housewarming
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Congratulate the new homeowner or welcome the new co-worker or client to town with these handcrafted touches that will make their new house feel like home.

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May 03, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide For Those Who...



S is for Southern: A Guide to the South from Absinthe to Zydeco
For Those Who Want More South on Their Shelf

S is for Southern: A Guide to the South from Absinthe to Zydeco

$45.00

An appreciation of the South as a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities.
ABLE Debre Wallet
For Those Who Like Slim, Simple and Organized

ABLE Debre Wallet

$58.00

A beautiful, sleek exterior disguises the hardworking interior of this handmade wallet with  6 card slots and 3 slit pockets.
Mother's Day Joy Gift Batch
For Those Who Want a Sweet Candle and Treat

Mother's Day Joy Gift Batch

$28.00

With two of our bestselling items, this gift will please every type of mom (even yours!). Because we want to make her day extra special, we are adding an exclusive Mother's Day card for free.
Handmade Studio TN Aegean Soap Dish
For Those Who Like Subtle Statement Pieces

Handmade Studio TN Aegean Soap Dish

$45.00

As the name of the company suggests, this soap dish was handmade in Nashville. We love it as a soap dish but can also see it as a valet by the door or a jewelry holder. 
ABLE Mama Necklace
For Those Who Go By "Mama"

ABLE Mama Necklace

$54.00

This necklace features a dainty bar that sits on an delicate chain. Hand stamped with "MAMA," it makes a sweet gift for the mom in your life. 
Mother's Day Refresh Gift Batch
For Those Who Like Bath, Body, and Cookies

Mother's Day Refresh Gift Batch

$55.00

A combination of refreshing items, this Mother's Day gift is what she deserves for that time you...(well, you know).  We chose these goodies because they please all of the senses.
Shop Mother's Day Gifts


December 06, 2017

Handpicked Holiday Gifts Ideas for Her

Here's your gift guide for the multi-tasking-how-does-she-do-it-needs-to-take-moment-for-herself-but-is-always-thinking-about-others-deserves-more-than-gift-card-to-Amazon woman in your life.

The Batch Discovery Box

The Batch Discovery Box the perfect fit. Packed with our favorite Southern finds, we send it out every three months. You can choose from the standard or deluxe version and the number of boxes she'll get next year.

Brittany Fuson 2018 Planner

You know she has a busy schedule so give her this stylish planner from Brittany Fuson to keep track. While others can have their iCal, she'll not only be organized but look good doing it.

Spa Day Gift Batch

Spa Day Gift Batch

The perfect gift for the friend who should take a moment for herself or the coworker who showed up early and stayed late. The deluxe version includes Olive & Sinclair chocolate and Rainwater Farms Lavender Bath Soak.

Do One Thing Every Day that Makes You Happy

This journal will challenge her to use every day as an opportunity to find delight, whether in her surroundings, her work, her relationships, her insights, or her actions. It's a guide to look inside and outside to appreciate what makes her happy—including getting this book as a gift.

Coffee Lover Gift Batch

Coffee Lover Gift Batch

Is she a caffiend? If so, give the jam-packed Coffee Lover Gift Batch. With four different coffees from our favorite middle Tennessee roasters, syrup, honey, and a tumbler, this is the gift that will her a head start every morning for doing something that will make her happy.

Aviate Blue BNA Hat

Aviate Blue BNA Hat

She can let her Nashville pride show with the BNA hat from Aviate.  

Need more ideas? Check out our collection of gifts for her.

December 01, 2017

Handpicked Holiday Gift Guide for Men

Here's your gift guide for the hard-to-buy-for-doesn't-need-another pair-of-socks-already-has-that-thing-from-Sharper-Image-his desk-has-no-more-room-for-another-kinetic-motion-doodad guy in your life. Featuring handcrafted goods from Nashville, Austin, and around the South, they will surprise and delight the man in your life.

The Batch Discovery Box

You can't go wrong with our Discovery Box. We send it out every three months packed with new finds and our favorite products. It's available in standard and deluxe. If he's been really good this year you could give a year's worth.

Sideshow Press Leather Luggage Tag

Made in the USA, this leather luggage tag will last a lifetime and be a stylish companion on all of his adventures.

Hot Chicken Gift Batch

Nashville Hot Chicken is so, well, hot right now so give these spicy Nashville-made items so he can enjoy an authentically Nashville experience.

Southern Living: Southern Gentleman's Kitchen

Nashville cook Matt Moore wants all Southern gentlemen to feel comfortable whipping up a great meal. Guys will find inspiration in Moore’s collection of 130 recipes with classic and New South flavors. 

Saucy Austin Gift Batch

What's better than grilling out? Grilling out with the most flavorful sauces and condiments you can find in Austin. It's perfect for the guy who likes big, bold flavors.

Olivina Men Bamboo Handle Razor

Your man deserves more than a dollar when it comes to shaving. The most elegant solutions are often the most effective. That's why we're sticking with the simple construction of the double edge razor

Need more ideas? Check out our collection of gifts for guys.

September 14, 2017

Party with the Moontower (Rentals)

Batch Austin is place to go for a special gift but do you know who to go to make an event special? Our friends at Moontower Rentals take events and occasion from ordinary to awesome. We caught up with Christie, Tenaya, and Jenn to find out more about Moontower’s start, their unique style, and their favorite events. Then we took this post to the next level by asking Moontower to style a few party lounges by pairing their event layout skills with one of our curated batch boxes.

Moontower Rentals

What inspired you to start Moontower Rentals?
Party at the Moontower’s beginnings are a classic tale of two friends who, while searching for event furnishings for one of our weddings, saw a hole in the market for party rentals with a more fun, modern look. So, as any good lovers of design and partying would, we set out to create an event furniture rental house that captured the Austin vibe—modern but with warmth and plenty of personality!

Where do you find inspiration for your gorgeous sectionals?
Our “method” if you will, is to offer furniture and decor that we like and would want to see in our own homes. We try to buy pieces that are artful but also useful for the context of events. For example, we wanted a modular couch, but they are usually bulky and heavy, so we ended up designing our own that features works better specially for events!

Do you have a favorite event you like to decorate?
From weddings and holiday parties, to festivals and conference stage design, if it involves making a space look more intimate and welcoming we’re all about it!

Custom Curated: Moontower Rentals + Batch Austin Inspired Lounges 

Marfa Vibes Lounge
Dust some desert magic on your event! Our Marfa Vibes Lounge was inspired by an artsy, strange town in West Texas. It’s the perfect addition to any gathering looking to keep a Texas theme.

Marfa Vibes Lounge

Nouveau Glam Lounge
Thinking of throwing a classy cocktail party? Modern leather meets elegant gold accents in this lounge. Great for any special event-- whether it’s a holiday party or gala.

Nouveau Glam Lounge

Between Two Ferns Mini Lounge  
Fit for bringing people together over snacks, luncheons, dinners, or cocktails. This mini lounge can also sit on stage for a conference or set the atmosphere for a fireside chat.

 Between Two Ferns Mini Lounge

 

Hook ‘Em Lounge 
It’s fall and we all know what that means… it’s football season ya’ll! Hand your guests a beer (or two) and let them relax at your VIP tailgate. Show off your school spirit with this burnt orange themed setup that shows your UT pride but isn’t covered with longhorns.

 Hook ‘Em Lounge


Rose Gold Romance Lounge 
Keep romance in the air with this dreamy and whimsical look. Whether you’re showing love to your bridal party or your invitees, treat them to something now and later send them a Treat Yo’Self Batch.

Rose Gold Romance Lounge