Here come the Choo Choos!

Following closely on the heels of Cheekwood’s wildly successful Chihuly exhibit last fall, this spring’s newest installation will have you and your family taking a train ride through some of Tennessee’s iconic landmarks.  Visit Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and you’ll see flowers blooming amid the garden-sized railroad.  And nighttime visitors will be thrilled by the lighted display.  I had the pleasure of meeting Cheekwood’s newly-installed President and CEO Jane Offenbach and Brian Busse, President of Applied Imagination, the geniuses behind this fabulous exhibit.  Listen to Jane and Brian and then GO VISIT!!!!!  The trains will be around until next holiday season, but don’t miss the chance to see this season’s bounty.    And, here are some photos of the exhibit under construction.







What makes for success?  Have you ever wondered how some people seem just made for it?  They have star power, and I’m not just talking about performers.  Well, it seems we can all take a lesson from some of  the most successful folks in history: The Beatles.  Two local writers have collaborated on a fab new book.  “Come Together: The Business Wisdom of the Beatles,” chronicles the rise of the British moptops in an entertaining yet informative style.  It’s a great read, and it’s out now.  Listen to Richard Courtney and George Cassidy as they tell the tale.  

If you’re a parent, you know how important is it for your kids to get a healthy breakfast each morning.  But for thousands of kids across the country, breakfast is a luxury.  It’s a sad fact, but there is something you can do to help.  We spoke with Dayle Hayes. Nutritionist and member of the School Nutrition Association.  She talks about a great collaboration with Kelloggs.  It’s called “Share Your Breakfast” and it’s happening now.    Now, visit the site and get ready to Share Your Breakfast.

Well, that’s about it for this post.  I hope you’re all enjoying the onset of Spring.  There is so much to look forward to this season.  Get out and enjoy the sunshine, take in an outdoor concert, visit a festival.  Nashville has so much to offer.  I hope to see you around!

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