Memphis… by Gloria

elvis~did you know? Elvis was discovered by a producers secretary when he went in to record 2 songs he wanted to present to his mom as a gift?~

Last week, we took a few days to ourselves and flew down to Memphis for some much needed R & R. While we typically love beach vacations, we decided we wanted something a little different this time. Memphis fit the bill for a few reasons: it’s a short flight from NYC (great for a quick getaway) and because, well, I love food and my boyfriend loves music. We left for Memphis with very little on our agenda. We wanted to relax, enjoy some great BBQ and listen to some blues. We checked out the Gibson Guitar factory, visited Sun Studios and stood in the very same spot where both Elvis and Johnny Cash recorded their first albums, checked out Elvis’ Graceland, and while we managed to eat more ribs and brisket than I’d like to admit, we had a pretty awesome time. Thanks, Memphis!

graceland~Elvis, your peacock stained glass is awesome and you had some serious swagger~

peabody~love the vintage sign on the rooftop of the peabody~

dogs~angry dog statues inside the peabody~

ducks~famous peabody ducks in the lobby~

guitars~endless guitars at the gibson guitar factory~

sky~picture from under a half- domed storefront~

trolley~memphis trolley~

mojo~mojo candles for magic spells at a. schwab~

biscuits~i will miss these biscuits~

to ny~the view from above on our way home to ny~