Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PARISH Atlanta Eat, Love, More Please

On a rainy Sunday afternoon I took a drive to downtown Atlanta to finally enjoy the Beltline and to have something good to eat. There was a toss up between Parish and another lovely restaurant that whose online menu looked super tasty also, however Parish won me over. I walked the Beltline, enjoyed the art, Sunday afternoon breeze and even caught one artist creating. This type of thing is like the cherry on top for me. Shortly after passing the artist there she was. A cute brick building that put me in the mind of buildings I had passed in Harlem. Walking into Parish felt very trendy with old world charm to me. The front of the house reminded me of a New York feel and once seated, I looked around and shared with my friend that the shutters and decor reminded me of New Orelans. It was all so charming and super cool.
 Now to the food. Oh my God, can you fall in love with food? Thinking about it, every, single bite had my taste buds dancing and me singing. I'm ready for a trip back down to Atlanta to try the Fried Chicken Benedict all over again. My eyes lit up with the first bite. The Fried Chicken Benedict had the most delicious biscuit which set at the bottom of the juiciest, most flavorful  and crispy chicken breast, topped with a poached egg and sausage gravy. It was just the perfect blend of yumminess. And for my side I chose the potatoes which for me were perfect. I love crispy potatoes that are soft as if they were baked first. They were a perfect side and also seasoned well, very well. To top off this perfect blend of Sunday afternoon brunch I added a mimosa which again was another perfect blend, this time of champagne to orange juice. You know sometimes you get more oj. 🙂 I wish there was room for the Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll that guests next to me shared was a must have. When it comes to food and travel any reason will do to enjoy more. I'm definitely looking forward to returning to Parish soon. Next time I'm going to start with the cinnamon roll and some coffee then move to a mimosa and debate with myself and taste buds as to rather I should go for another round of the Fried Chicken Benedict or try something new. I'm so looking forward to it. YUM, more please.



Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy New Year Gifts

Hello everyone. I hope your New Year is getting off to a great start. I'm super excited to share this first post of 2017 with you as it includes some Happy New Year gifts for you.🙂

I'm currently in Georgia doing a little music making, creating and enjoying a spiritual check up. I would love for you to follow me on Instagram and Facebook where I will share pieces of this journey.

This first blog post of 2017 is kind of short, but I wanted to make sure I shared with you the tools that I am finding very useful for both the business planning and personal aspects of this week's journey. 

I find what Daria Rowe of Astrology for Career Women so helpful. I've been following Daria for about a year now and started a journal dedicated solely to what she shares about astrology and the moon phases. I'm currently working with this in relation to my career and personal journey and will continue to use Daria's services throughout the year.

I'm on day two of finding my word for 2017 as shared by Susannah Conway. I also like working with parts of Susannah Conway's Unravel Your Year work book. I came to know about Conway's Unravel Your Year work book back in 2013 and have enjoyed using it since.

I also enjoy using this great Love Letter To Self from Self Magazine. I'm going to use it at the end of this week's journey (Thursday, January 19 - Wednesday, January 25). I have used it from time to time since 2011 and will more than likely use it during quarterly tune ups in which I will repeat this week's process once per quarter.

Lastly I enjoy visiting these awesome pages for insight and some additional tools.
Vineyards of Hope 
Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing
Spiritual Goddesses by Kara Melendy 

Cheers to a Happy New Year filled with lots and lots of love and here's to us having the strength and courage to reach all of our goals and heart's desires.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thank You - 2016 In Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alJk9gbRglc&feature=youtu.be
Oh my gosh, ya'll, what an exciting, scary, loving, spectacular year 2016 has been. I am so thankful for all of the opportunities that I had this year. And I am SO, SO thankful for each and every one of you for your love and support. You guys have helped to give me wings to fly, especially in the area of my aspirations of becoming a full fledged, working singer and songwriter. Honestly, the first two years of the blog has been basically learning about the blog world, testing the waters and focusing more on the Music, Fashion, Food, People and Places that inspire me. I've dipped my big toe as it relates to sharing my own music and in 2017 it's past time to dive on in. 😊 O.k. wait a minute, the emoji freak that I am is too excited that I was just able to place that cute little smiley face into this post, LOL.

I'm thinking I should definitely share more music, especially as I work toward completing my first ever EP. I would however love for you to share with me what you would like to see more of in 2017 here on The Love Channel with Ty Swint. For example would you like me to share more of my music writing process? Would you like me to share behind the scenes footage of me in the studio. Would you like me to share what I wear as I'm out and about attending music workshops, conferences or just about getting things together for the EP? What ever ideas come to mind, please feel free to share. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you again for all of your love and support. I greatly appreciate you so much.

Click the photo above to check out a quick video review of some of the The Love Channel with Ty Swint's 2016 moments.

Cheers to a great 2016 and Here's to 2017. I look forward to watching us all grow in love for self, for what we do and for each other.


 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fall's Beauty and Preparing For Winter

The extra cold temperatures we've been experiencing in the southern US, in Nashville in particular, have me feeling like I missed saying good bye to Fall and like I'm so, SO unprepared for winter.

Winter officially arrives on December 21, however I've been in my coat and boots a lot here lately. Leaving work late nights to walk out to temperatures in the low 40's that quickly becomes 37, 35 degrees by the time I make it home. YIKES!!! That's pretty darn cold for me, but perhaps because I'm such a sun child.

During a recent visit to Atlanta the temperature was a nice high 60 something degrees with just the perfect breeze. I took advantage by wearing something less heavy on top and by basking in the sun for as long as I could.

Fall is my absolute favorite season. I love how bright and beautiful the trees become in their varying colors of burgundy, this gorgeous fire orange that they become, a golden yellow that just makes me smile and even the brown leaves that fall to the ground. I simply love Fall. It's the sound the leaves make under your feet as you walk across them that I love the most about the fallen leaves.

I was out yesterday and noticed a lot of the trees are starting to lose their leaves and become bare {sad face}. I guess the good thing is that not all the trees will be without their leaves and there will still be their beauty to behold. Nonetheless, it had me thinking about just how unprepared for winter I am. I made a list and started to look online for some winter essentials that I feel will be much needed. I think it's going to be super cold this winter, so preparing for winter is a must in my book. Here are my #WantNeedLove items to get ready for winter.
{Click each item for details.}





Monday, October 24, 2016

#CreativesDayNashville

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"I believe in Nashville." Yep, I sure do. :) I would say my journey to Nashville started back in 2013 when I was driving my granny up from Chattanooga to Vanderbilt. At the time we were making the tough decision on which route to take regarding the return of my granny's cancer. Deciding to go through with a 10 hour surgery to remove cancer from her jaw bone, tongue and cheeks which required moving bone and skin graphs from other parts of this amazing woman's body, I returned to Nashville with my granny and family members in September of the same year for about two weeks.

I'm a Tennessee girl who have lived in Colorado, Virginia, my hometown of Chattanooga along with spending most of my 20's in Atlanta, Georgia. I've also spent time working in LA and South Beach along with other parts of Florida and spent a little time, about 2 weeks, in London and Paris. I say all of that to say that I've had an opportunity to be with people from all over the world and various walks of life and the two weeks I spent in Nashville back in September 2013 was like none I had ever experienced. I've always felt so blessed to meet and come across amazing people who enriched my travels with their kindness, but I have gotta tell you, Nashville just blew me away. I'm talking from the staff at the hospital, doctors, nurses, cafeteria attendants, you name it, to the servers and other staff at restaurants my family and I would go to during our stay, along with the staff at the hotels where we stayed to the Starbucks baristas and the cashiers at Walgreens. The people of Nashville were just so darn nice. :)

During my couple of weeks stay I got out and about and simply fell in love with the city. During one instance, I hadn't seen one of my little brothers in some time due to his service and travels as an Airman in the military. When he came to town I wanted to spend some time with him to catch up and I shared with him that I wanted to try this restaurant that I would pass daily when going to Vanderbilt. Only seeing the restaurant from the back, not knowing its name and seeing just how cute it was, peeked my interest and I had to check it out. It gave me that South Beach feeling that I love, but with moonshine. In my mind, you can't beat that. It was Cabana's. I loved it and have been in love with it ever since. During my visit for Fashion Week this year my friends and I got together at Cabana's for their wonderful Girl's Night Out

Back in 2013 I had no idea that there was so much wonderful growth taking place in Nashville, especially in reference to the things I absolutely love like art and small museums, some really wonderful and tasty restaurants, coffee houses, street art and all kinds of music. Plus there were so many awesome fashion boutiques. When I originally learned that Nashville had a fashion week, I think the heavens opened up and I heard angels sing. I have attended Nashville Fashion Week since 2014 and it is always such an amazing experience.
http://thelovechannelwithtyswint.blogspot.com/2015/04/thank-you-nashville.html
{Nashville Fashion Week 2015} 

I am so thrilled to be in Nashville now. It is such an exciting time for creatives in this beautiful city. This past Saturday, October 22, mayor Megan Barry proclaimed the day as Creatives Day. An event was held Saturday morning at the Carl Van Vechten Gallary at Fisk University in honor of the day. The day included the reading of the Creatives Day proclamation by Audra Ladd from the mayor's Office of Economic and Community Development along with local creatives sharing their stories of being artists in the Nashville area. And a great open and honest discussion between a select panel of creatives and the creatives of the audience ensued.
https://www.instagram.com/creativesday/
I'm excited to dig into and learn more about the many resources that were shared at the Creatives Day event. I've listed the resources below plus you can see more photos from the day here.

RESOURCES
Arts and Business Council Nashville
{I've already started my journey with ABC and wow. They are already just so amazing.}

Nashville Creative Group 

Southern Word

Launch Tennessee

Tennessee Art Commission 

#IndieNash 

I've also enjoyed and found helpful

Nashville Songwriters Association 

 Nashville Entrepreneur Center 

SCORE 

Pathway {I heard about Pathway's through a relative and I'm looking forward to checking it out soon.}

See more of the beautiful Nashville and more of my journey as an aspiring singer and songwriter along with the Music, Fashion, Food, People and Places that inspire me along the way on The Love Channel with Ty Swint Instagram.