Heart of the South by Jordana Nicholson in Nashville, Tennessee

Jordana Nicholson’s feed brings a delicious mix of lifestyle and design, featuring beautifully styled food from her kitchen in Nashville, Tennessee. For more fun from the “heart of the South” follow along @jordanaclaudia.

Name:Jordana Nicholson

Place you live: Nashville, TN.

Occupation: Digital Content Creator & Stylist

Preoccupation: Cooking in my tiny kitchen (I’m such a foodie and wannabe chef), traveling and documenting beautiful moments with my husband.

Place your Instagrams were taken? Nashville, Tennessee

Can you sum up Nashville? A vibrant and creative city in the heart of the South. Charming yet eclectic and growing SO fast.

What is a perfect day in Nashville? Waking up and grabbing brunch at a favorite breakfast spot, then either take a long drive through the countryside while blasting some favorite tunes or spending a few hours at our neighborhood park, laying on a blanket and sharing a picnic. Ending the evening cozied up on the couch with a good movie and my husband, is the perfect way to end the day. I’m not tough to please!

If Nashville was a person or character who would it be and why? I don’t think I could even pick a character! The city is so different and is always evolving. Everyone is so unique as well — something I love about Nashville.

How long have you been using Instagram? Oh gosh, maybe 4+ years? Who knows! haha.

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? 90% my phone and every now and then a photo from my digital camera.

What is your editing process? Nothing too crazy, I love using VSCO Cam and Afterlight.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Instagram is a pretty inspiring space and I’m constantly being inspired with photography. I’m not a professional photographer whatsoever, but I love seeing other people’s perspectives and what they find beautiful.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Shoot what you love and don’t try to mimic others. Find your own unique style and have fun with it!

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @kessara, @gatherandfeast and @courtneyadamo


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Name:Jordana Nicholson


Best place to eat:

City House – everything is to die for.

Best place to drink:

Sinema – such a beautiful spot! Head to the bar upstairs.

Best outdoor activity:

Hiking to one of the falls! Either Cummins or Greeter Falls. Make a fun day of it and pack a picnic.

Must do:

Stay in an Airbnb (not a hotel!), go on a food tour – there are SO many fantastic eats in Nashvillle, walk around the 12th South neighborhood, explore historic Downtown Franklin and Leipers Fork.

Local tip:

Don’t be shy to ask the locals for tips on where to eat or visit! Nashville is home to some of the friendliest folks.