Weekend in Photos: Nashville Greek Festival

This weekend was the Nashville Greek Festival, a yearly event put on by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church that I’ve always tried to go to since my trip in 2011 to Greece. The festival usually runs for one weekend in September, but this year it felt like it could have been July with all of the late heat we’re having! My friend Tiffany and I went for a little weekend fun, drinking Mythos beer and looking at all of the cute shops set up. We even ate some gyros and had the always delicious tzatziki sauce that goes with. But the baklava…oh the baklava! If you’ve never had it, make sure you try it the next opportunity you get. It’s sticky, sweet, flaky, yummy Greek goodness. Tiff and I got dolled up to go, me in a dress by Target with accessories that I got in Greece, her in an adorable striped J. Crew dress with a hat of mine from Brazil. We had so much fun! It made me reminisce on my travels there. The unique bracelet and earrings I’m wearing in the photos I bought from a shop called Carmen in Tolo, about an hour outside of Athens. They’re handmade by the shop’s owner, George. I knew they had to be mine the moment my eyes found their way to them in the tiny, sparkling jewelry store by the sea. I’m sure next year’s festival will spark more travel memories, but I hope it’s about thirty degrees cooler and that less people show up. Crowded as it was, full of families and kids, Tiff and I still had a fun time with it. I love that we live in a city that celebrates so much Greek history; Nashville is the only place in the world that boasts a full-size replica of the Parthenon from Athens. I’ve been to both. It’s pretty sweet how everything connects. Opa!

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