abbiwilt

Articles by abbiwilt

I had my first taste of quality wine on a trip to Tuscany a few years ago. Crowded in a family vineyard tasting room among rows of twisted Sangiovese grapes and olive trees, I sipped on generations...
One of Franklin’s most famous historical icons had four hooves and a swishy black tail. 80 years ago, in the summer heat of 1940, an all-black colt was born who would change the Tennessee Walking...
“Enchanted.” That’s how Clay Harlin and Jimmy Hayes describe Harlinsdale Farm. If you ask the Franklin families who use Harlinsdale’s 200 acres as a park, picnic spot, walking trail, fishing hole,...
Friends at Leiper's Fork Distillery
There are some nights that are made for dressing to the hilt and attending a show at the theater—but there seem to be many more nights meant for kicking back and enjoying time with friends in a...
Dogs on Main Street in downtown Franklin, Tennessee
Dogs aren’t just tolerated in Franklin—they’re welcomed. As a proud dog owner, my first thought on any trip away is how to best accommodate my pet. Does he need to be boarded, or can he come with me...
Carnton's Heirloom Garden blooms from early spring to late fall. It's a great spot for a beautiful selfie!
Justin Stelter describes the garden at Carnton as a long love affair. He tenderly cultivates the plants, appreciates the fruits of his labors, and above all, is always seeking to better understand...