From NYC to Nashville

From the Big Apple to Music City, Alex Sharp gives us a glimpse into her life and how she is #LivingTN


Written By: Alex Sharp

 

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It seems like only yesterday, after three amazing years in New York City, that I packed my bags, loaded the car and found myself Tennessee bound with my new fiancé. While I wiped away a few tears as I passed by Times Square
one last time, I knew I would gain a fresh outlook as soon as I hit I-65. It was a bittersweet “see ya later” to New York City and an excited “HELLO” to Music City. Now I’m #LivingTN, just married, and full of life.

My husband and I call the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood our home. Wedgewood-Houston (aka WeHo) has recently become an urban hotspot, as Nashville developers are reviving much of the area to accommodate tremendous growth. We’re on the outskirts of downtown Nashville, and we border other revitalized neighborhoods such as 12th South, The Gulch, East Nashville, and Berry Hill. Our neighborhood is home to several must-see attractions. Many great restaurants, including Gabby’s, Clawson’s Pub and Deli, Dozen Bakery, Smokin Thighs and Bastion have made their way to WeHo. Not to mention, we love walking to grab a local beer at Corsairs Distillery and enjoy tastings at Tin Dog Tavern.

I can honestly say that after working in fashion in NYC, the Nashville scene is welcoming, truly genuine, and ready to make a statement.

From home, I run two successful small businesses that have taken off since moving to Tennessee – outside of my 8-to-5 job. I’m a fashion and lifestyle blogger working with local and national boutiques to create one-of-a-kind style posts. I also collaborate with local bloggers and influential community members on Tennessee-based projects. It’s safe to say that Nashville style is on the rise, and impacting the industry worldwide. Being a part of that movement is pretty cool. I can honestly say that after working in fashion in NYC, the Nashville scene is welcoming, truly genuine, and ready to make a statement.IMG_5215

My husband and I also make a pretty good Rover.com team. Never heard of it? It’s essentially a dog boarding app, which pairs dog owners and dog sitters for various pet sitting needs. We sit and care for dogs on a weekly basis, and currently rank high in Nashville as a preferred temporary home for dogs. We have a love for all animals, and Rover gives us the opportunity to meet some pretty remarkable pets – as well as people – within the community.

From 5 p.m. on, I am an eager member of this growing Nashville community, ready to take on challenges, live life to the fullest, and embrace my new Tennessee home.

When I’m not running out back with our dog of the week or blogging, you can find me at Vanderbilt where I work in development for the College of Arts & Science. Here I get to hone in on my administrative skills and assist a team of development officers and associate deans to better the university as a whole. Vanderbilt is an amazing institution and the opportunities there are endless.

I like to say that from 8 to 5 you can find me behind a desk supporting others who make a difference in college student’s lives. From 5 p.m. on, I am an eager member of this growing Nashville community, ready to take on challenges, live life to the fullest, and embrace my new Tennessee home. At the end of the day, we’re just #LivingTN


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