We love seeing how people are #LivingTN through different stages of life. Meet Olivia, a 15 year old with big plans in the Nashville community.
Written By: Olivia Lauer
“The Nashville Kid is directed towards youth by promoting local brands and artists around town. I share about inexpensive restaurants, as well as cheap or free activities that fit the budgets of kids my age.”
Hey y’all! My name is Olivia Lauer. I am 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. My special interests are music & photography, but I am especially passionate about the beautiful city of Nashville! I am also known as The Nashville Kid, for my Instagram account which highlights interesting things to do, places to eat, and events to attend in the Nashville area. What a great city in which to grow up! There are fantastic music venues, amazing restaurants, and interesting pockets on the city to explore. There is such easy access to lots of free live music, including Live On the Green, Musicians Corner, and small house shows, not to mention lots of great concerts at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” The Ryman Auditorium.
Nashville offers incredible restaurants. A favorite coffee hang is Dozen Bakery, with its great vibe, delicious treats, healthy sandwiches & salads, and friendly workers. Another favorite is Pinewood Social, which is so much more than a restaurant. Besides the great food, Pinewood has fun indoor and outdoor activities, including swimming, bowling, ping pong, and bocce ball. And of course Nashville is well known for its amazing hot chicken! Most say that Hattie B’s is the best in town, with FIVE levels of heat!
For shopping off the beaten path, don’t miss the shops at 12 South, the eclectic offerings at Pangea in Hillsboro Village, the Gulch, the Wedgwood area, and Nisolo’s Germantown showroom with its offerings of beautiful & comfortable shoes made in Peru. Nature lovers will enjoy a morning hike at Radnor Lake and watching the sunsets on Natchez Trace Bridge.
Something I have noticed about living in Nashville is how much it has grown and changed – in a good way – throughout my short life. There has been a drastic increase in the variety of cultures and foods around town. The city is no longer known for just its honkey tonk bars and southern accents but for it’s variety of fun coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. Nashville has become more modern while keeping its historic charm.
I started “The Nashville Kid” Instagram account in January 2016 after a conversation with friends who expressed their frustration with how little they knew about our city. Soon after, I began collecting photos I had taken around town and started posting them on my account. I received some attention from other big Nashville Instagram accounts which helped boost my followers and helped spread the word about @TheNasvilleKid. It later helped me land an internship with @NashvilleFoodFan. Working under this account has been an amazing experience, giving me the opportunity to share with others my passion for the amazing city of Nashville.
The Nashville Kid is directed towards youth by promoting local brands and artists around town. I share about inexpensive restaurants, as well as cheap or free activities that fit the budgets of kids my age.
Help spread the word by using #TheNashvilleKid in your Instagram posts! #livingTN -The Nashville Kid