VE Travel: Fun & Easy Bachelorette Trip

I was recently tasked with planning a bachelorette party for one of my dearest friends. Going on a trip with a bunch of girls can be THE WORST, however all my friends are badasses so we had a blast. We live in Nashville, one of the countries top bachelorette destinations, so we wanted to do something a little different without having to spend tons of time and money. Louisville is a quick two hour drive and a surprisingly fun and quant little city. Even if Louisville isn’t a close trip for you, this Bachelorette road trip could be easily re-created in many cities. Here is what we did:

Stay: The Highlands

Take full advantage of Airbnb in the Highlands neighborhood. The historic homes have so much character and charm. Our stylish house (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5091823) was perfect for 8 and located just down the street from Bardstown Road with great vintage shops, restaurants and most importantly, coffee.

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PLEASE eat brunch at Gralehaus http://gralehaus.com

Eat: Fall Squash Crepe with duck confit. Seriously.

Drink: Intelligentstia coffee and a beermosa.

Why I love it: This cozy café sits in the first level of a Victorian home, with an outdoor biegarten, connecting it to the Holy Grale, an awesome burger bar. The food is fresh, made from scratch, and the menu changes seasonally.

Price: $$

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You can’t walk Bardstown road without shopping.

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 The Nitty Gritty http://nittygrittyvintage.com

Go for: Costume rentals and vintage clothing

Why I love it: They carry a wide array of styles from every era, and a bunch of bizarre shit… like a rabbit headdress… Want to dress like a turkey for Thanksgiving? They probably have a costume for that. Have an ugly Christmas sweater party coming up? This is your spot.

Price: $$

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Leatherhead http://www.theleatherhead.com/index.html

Go for: New and used leather goods, including Frye boots, western hats, bags and pearl snap shirts.

Why I love it: They have a leather workshop connected to the store for any custom needs and their “Leatherhead hall of fame” features a photo of Orlando Bloom. I’ll shop anywhere Orlando does.

Price: $$$

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For a special occasion (bachelorette, birthday, date night, etc.)

Go to dinner at RYE (http://ryeonmarket.com) for a trendy farm-to-table experience. It is in the NuLu area, which is a quick Uber ride from the Highlands.

Then head back to Bardstown for the best karaoke Kentucky has to offer at Akikos (http://www.yelp.com/biz/akikos-louisville) . Cheap beers, tequila shots, pool tables, and plenty of Beyonce songs to choose from. We spent two nights in a row there. No photos allowed 🙂

We ended the night with a drunk-girl photo booth I set up in our Airbnb. Here’s a glimpse.. I’m saving the rest for blackmail.

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-Jessica

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