YOGA BY CANDACE // MODERN YOGA LIFESTYLE

Full-time international yoga instructor and healthy living blogger, Candace Moore, of Modern Yoga Lifestyle stopped by and left us a gift! Check out her morning yoga routine and tips for opening tight hips and shoulders. // Video below. 

For full article, visit her blog.

 Yoga for tight hips and shoulders

Yoga for tight hips and shoulders

Yoga Video: Morning Yoga for Tight Hips and Shoulders

May 23, 2018

Disclaimer: This video is brought to you in part by SoBro Guest House, who generously hosted me while I was in Nashville for our workshop.

I was in Nashville last weekend for our workshop, which was so much fun. I love meeting YBCers in person, and I'm so thankful to all who joined us. We just announced our fall Namaslay 2.0 Yoga Workshop tour dates, so if you can make it, I'd love to meet you on the mat! 

One of the other things I loved about my quick stay in Nashville was the SoBro Guest House, where I stayed. It's not a typical hotel, as they are small apartments, which I loved. They're fully equipped with kitchens and laundry right in the apartment which are both such huge perks. We saved money by making our own breakfasts (and SoBro Guest House even had someone come and stock our fridge ahead of time!), and I was thrilled to do laundry the night before we left, so I came home with clean clothing! One less thing I have to do when I get home, you know?! 

Anyway, I shot this video outside in their patio area on Sunday before I took off. I created this gentle hip opening and shoulder opening practice figuring that it would feel especially good for anyone who wakes up feeling kind of stiff through the body. As always, be gentle with yourself, and work within a pain-free range. I hope you enjoy!! 

SUMMER PREVIEW // SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

SUMMER PREVIEW // SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

Can we say it? If the Guest room is rockin' don't come-a knockin'. Check! We're calling this a preview, based solely on the fun summer months ahead. If the new music coming out of Nashville is any indication of good times to follow, we're in for a cool treat. Checkout new music and remixes by Nashville artists: Halfnoise, Luthi, Cherub, Kacey Musgraves, Rayland Baxter, and Caroline Rose mixed in with some new and old feel good beats. 

SPRING 🌱 FEVER // SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

SB_013 cropped.jpg

Temperatures nearing upper seventies have us ready for walking tours down music row, strolling the shops in 12 South, exploring Nashville's awesome park systems, evening shows at Ascend Amphitheater and ... impromptu Guest House deck sessions featuring some of Nashville's  most up and coming names. We wanted to share the energy and give you readers something to carry you through the work week. Feel free to send us any new music on Facebook and Instagram! 

Checkout Nashville locals and friends of Guest House on this playlist- Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes, Daniella Mason, and Yon Ort. Also, if you haven't heard the new album "Shape the Future" by Nightmares on Wax, you should mess with the whole thing! 

 

 

VIDEO PREMIERE DANIELLA MASON “NIGHTSHAPES”

LADY GUN FEATURE

LADYGUNN_NIGHTSHAPES_1.jpg

Known as country music’s mecca, Nashville has somehow become fertile ground for pop artists like Daniella Mason. She’s written for Nick Jonas and toured with Demi Lovato, but now she’s stepping out on her own. Last October, Daniella released her first full-length self-titled record. Today, she premieres the video for her track, “Nightshapes,” in which she explores the monotonous, yet pivotal intimate moments of relationships. Her ethereal voice is backed by trickling electronic melodies, and scenes featuring her co-writer/guitarist/husband, Chris.

“The inspiration behind ‘Nightshapes’ is a bit peculiar as it was technically inspired by a trip to the chiropractor. One night when I was half asleep, I had this crazy realization about my husband and our 10-year relationship and how we had fallen into this beautiful, seasoned rhythm that had become so telepathic it was crossing over into our sleep. I realized that we were unconsciously mirroring each other or moving together… he would roll over and then I would roll over… our limbs would intertwine and then untangle in sync, almost like a dance. Soon after this mid-night epiphany, we saw our x-rays at the chiropractor and noticed that our spines curved in the exact same way, just in opposite directions so that the curves were facing each other. Coupled with my recent nightshapes realization moment, it was almost too much to handle. I thought it was the most poetic, weird little picture and I brought the idea into my next writing session. The producer, Sarah Emily, immediately said, ‘It’s like your spines are parentheses,’ and the song just came together in what seemed like minutes.”

Original article featured on LadyGunn.com

STAY INN // SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

gh stay inn cover.jpg

WELCOMING FALL 2017, in support of STAY INN -- an outdoor party series by Guest House.

We are jazzed to bring you the STAY INN playlist as a taste of our upcoming outdoor party series. This playlist starts off chill and sultry with Beacon's  (Ghostly Intl / VN. Mgmt) "Marion", moving on to a sprinkling of some spicy chai R&B from Nashville local R.LUM.R "Close Enough." Our friend Erick Wilson aka Yon Ort (👀) continues the local love with his first single "What You Feel," and it feels so good.

The dance party picks up wth new music from Body Language, gets weird with Four Tet, then takes us even 'Higher' with Mondo Cozmo. Finally, we let our semi-local friends Tennis, by way of Denver (...we will claim you) take you home with their sexy new dance track "No Exit".

Be on the look out for media from our first Stay Inn party featuring DJ Brent James with a cameo from Jason Huber of Cherub. Sign Up for THE GUEST LIST below!  
 

JENNE CLAIBORNE // SWEET POTATO SOUL

It's no surprise that Nashville is home to some bodacious BBQ, but what about those visitors looking to experience something a little more animal friendly? Vegan Chef and Health Coach Jenné Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul stopped by to fill us in on her Music City picks for vegans, vegetarians, and wellness enthusiasts. 

For full article, visit her blog

ARTIST FEATURE // WONDR MUSIC

The new guys in town, WONDR MUSIC, stopped by to talk all things Nashville, their new single, and how they hotel-hang. 

 

We can't start this without asking, how did you all meet? 

We actually met in college our freshman year at Belmont through some mutual friends. We lived in the same dorm where a group of us started playing NBA Jam almost daily and all became tight after the first semester. Our core group is pretty much all our friends from freshman year. We both messed around with music our freshman year, but started making music together our Senior year (2016). I (Nick) actually wanted to manage Ryan at first. He did a semester in Brooklyn and when he came back, his rapping and producing were both next level. He asked me to be his hype man for a Halloween show and from there we both kinda decided this is what we wanted to do. 

Every artists' favorite question (ha); Where do you draw inspiration from? 

A lot of what I write about is basically a way of expressing my surroundings, or what I hope to be surrounded by in the future. I draw inspiration from previous and current relationships with girls, friends, and the constant drive for success. -Ryan

A lot of what we talk about is relationship driven, but I'm inspired by a lot of different things. Whether it's something I read or a conversation I had, I find inspiration in a lot of different places. Especially in cool ass rooms like SoBro. -Nick

 

If you were to book out the Guest House (24 rooms... dead or alive), Who would it be? 

1. Matthew McConaughey

2. Michael Jackson

3. Prince

4. Andre 3000

5. The Friends Cast (1994)

-Ryan

 

 

1. Anderson Paak

2. Tim Duncan

3. Aziz Ansari

4. James Franco

5. Sierra Skye

-Nick

 

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen in a hotel room? 

Montezuma Tequila... Spring Break Junior year it was the cheapest tequila we could find. We bought a handle and it sat on our night stand the rest of our trip.  Every time we walked into the room it was just a terrible reminder of the best and worst eight dollars we'd ever spent. 

 

Next stop on your travel list? 

We’re trying to plan a trip to Greece in August, but for the Fourth of July we're planning on going to Charleston, SC. Go Cocks.

 

What MUST be in your fridge at all times?

A dozen eggs, BBQ sauce (gotta have some sauce), almond milk, spinach, zucchini lasagna, and chicken. We've both got really into cooking cause we're trying to save some money and it's been pretty cool learning different recipes. 

 

What’s next on the music front? 

Now that we're both fully committed to making music we've had a lot of time to create. The plan is to just keep making music and dropping singles every month or so and put out another music video soon too!

CHECK OUT WONDR'S NEW SINGLE 'MOVES' AS FEATURED ON OUR LAWN DAZE PLAYLIST. 

LAWN DAZE // SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

THIS WILL COOL YOU OFF

Summer is here and hot chicken can literally be fried on the streets of Broadway. Music City is warm to put it mildly, but the way we see it you’ve got one option; SWEAT IT OUT, while trying to play it cool

Lawn Daze is here for you. Consider it your subterranean sound of the next few months while you lay low in your backyard and take turns in the mini-pool. Cold beer in hand. 

Featuring local faves Biyo’s new hit ‘Moments’, Los Colognes’ ‘Flying Apart’, and those new guys WONDR debuting their ‘Moves'. We’re also stoked to see Foster the People circling back around with a few new jams. And of course, anything Nick Murphy and/or Kaytranada is an instant ‘go’.  Check your ego cuz’ we’re ALL sweaty. Enjoy. 

 

HUNTER SCHLEICHER // STAYCAYTION

Hunter Schleicher + Cameron Premo visit Sobro Guest House and detail their Nashville staycation. Discover local favorites; Merchant's, Bongo Java, Frothy Monkey, Blush Boutiques and more.  Read More. 

 

STAY. EAT. DRINK. SHOP. // NASHVILLE.

"WHY WE’RE MAKING NASHVILLE OUR NEXT LONG-WEEKEND GETAWAY" via COVETEUR

This city has *everything*.

 

CLIMATE CHANGE // SPOTIFY Playlist

Climate Change Sobro Guest House.jpg

What season is it for humanity? 

Enjoy this chill, progressive mix consisting of ambient house, hip hop, and rock as a sense of flow through growth and understanding. As the playlist intensifies, we mimic global changes and echo a sense of hopeful enlightenment. Featuring tracks from some of our favorite 2017 albums thus far; including Bonobo's Migration, Thundercat's Drunk, and artists Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Future Islands. Also featuring Nashville's own distorted synth, electro-pop duo Biyo, who's single Focus debuted with Billboard.  Be on the listen for Sleeptalkre, another up and coming synth-pop duo from Nashville and their Fractions (Rita Vita Remix). Turn it up.

 

TRACK LIST

  1. Colouring “About You” Symmetry
  2. No Rome “Ain’t Coming Back” Ain’t Coming Back
  3. Ivan Ave “Also” Also
  4. Bonobo feat. Kyoto Ganda “Bambro Koyo Ganda” Migration
  5. Clubfeet “Canyons” Deep Thoughts
  6. BUOY “Clouds & Rain” Clouds & Rain
  7. Noah Slee, Shiloh Dynasty “DGAF” DGAF
  8. isle&fever “Far Away” Far Away  
  9. Biyo “Focus” Focus”
  10. Sleeptalkre “Fractions (Ricca Vita Remix)” Fractions
  11. Thalab “Good Swim” A Good Swim
  12. Austra “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” Future Politics
  13. Logan Takahashi, Kaazi “Kazoku Ogawa - Kaazi Remix” NoGeo Remixes
  14. Jetson “Kind” Kind
  15. Louis The Child, Elohim “Love Is Alive” Love Is Alive” 
  16. Elbow “Magnificent” Little Fictions
  17. Flamingosis “Make Me Late For Breakfast” Bright Moments
  18. Foreign/National “Mombasa” Depaysement
  19. NYEIBINT, Stella “The Owner” The Owner
  20. Strand of Oaks “Radio Kids” Hard Love
  21. Future Islands “Ran” Ran
  22. Biyo “Seasons” Seasons
  23. No Rome “Seventeen” Seventeen
  24. Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins “Show You the Way” Drunk
  25. Bonobo, Nicole Miglis “Surface” Migration
  26. Jacques Greene “To Say” To Say
  27. The Knocks, Absofacto “TROUBLE” TROUBLE
  28. Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar “Walk On By” Drunk
  29. ANOHNI “Paradise” Paradise

CHECKING-OUT #2016 Playlist

CHECKING-OUT #2016 Playlist

SOBRO GUEST HOUSE's from Nashville and beyond 2016 playlist. Check In 2017 www.SOBROGUEST.com

CONDE NAST TRAVELER // Why Nashville's Hotel Scene Is Hotter Than Ever

SOBRO // SOUTH OF BROADWAY

"The neighborhood just south of Broadway's bright lights and loud music is SoBro, where the fun all-suite boutique hotel SoBro Guest House opened in October. The suites feel like living in a more elegant, upscale version of your actual home—think sunny patterned wallpaper, one-of-a-kind murals, and custom grocery delivery service if you'd rather take advantage of the en-suite kitchens than wait in a two-hour line for hot chicken. Despite being a short walk away from some of Nashville's hottest nightlife spots, including Pinewood Social and Husk, SoBro is just far enough off of the main tourist drags to guarantee you'll sleep like a baby. "

Check out the full article here

THE TELEGRAPH // DESTINATION RATED

SoBro Guest House

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

"This modern and minimalist boutique hotel in downtown Nashville is ideal for exploring America's country music capital. The 24 large, self-catering suites offer a comfortable retreat, complete with distinctive Music City touches such as a colourful working record players and albums."

For full article visit The Telegraph UK

PURSUITIST // Your Next Girlfriend Getaway

This Quirky New Nashville Hotel Is Perfect For Your Next Girlfriend Getaway

"A new hotel concept in the heart of downtown Nashville, SoBro Guest House, is the perfect escape for your next girlfriend getaway. This new hotel is perfect for the traveler who would otherwise seek Airbnb, offering all the comforts of home – like a full kitchen and living area – with chic decor and the perks of a hotel, like a full-service staff that are just a text message away.

SoBro Guest House challenges the longstanding hotel model by offering a virtual front desk and check-in process using today’s mobile technology. Guests can make use of a full kitchen and grocery services in every suite, and connect with hotel staff quickly via text or email for any needs during their stay.

Just three blocks from Nashville’s world famous Lower Broadway Entertainment District and within walking distance of all downtown hotspots.

The intimate hotel boasts just 24 suites, each including a full kitchen, bedroom with king bed, separate living room (with queen sofa-bed), and full bathroom.

The hotel even feels authentically “Nashville.” The hotel partnered with Holler Design, a Tennessee-based studio, to envision and create the space. Numerous collaborations with local Nashville makers and creatives brought the space to life including Sideshow Sign Co. (custom signs), Nathan Brown Creative Works (painter and muralist), FLWR Shop, Beau Burgess of Beyond Content Agency (branding and website), Bryan Landscaping, and Micah Kolk Furniture. You can also expect names like C.O. Bigelow bath products and Bongo Java whole bean coffee in room, as well as perks like an app-based dry cleaning service.

So, who’s ready for their next Nashville experience?

Rates for suites start at $225/night." 

Visit the Pursuitist for full read. 

STYLE BLUEPRINT // 5 Nashville Boutique Hotels & Unique Overnight Options to Check Out

For more, read the full article here, written by Alex Hendrickson. 

"Nashville’s recent recognition as a top city to visit in 2017 is only increasing folks’ desire to travel to Music City. Whether it be for the music, food, friendly residents or bars on Broadway, people are heading to Nashville to experience it for themselves. The Hermitage HotelThe 404 HotelHotel Indigo and The Inn at Fontanel all continue to be favorites among those looking to stay for a long weekend. With the surge of boutique hotels and unique overnight options, people are also looking to test out new spots. Today, we showcase five boutique hotels and overnight options that opened in 2016 that are worth checking out if you’re local and recommending to your out-of-town friends."