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Pop culture icon Paris Hilton showed her love for this woman-owned boutique in Nashville this weekend, and it's no surprise. As Paris would say, "That's hot!"

A Shop Of Things has been selling the "cutest stuff on the net" since 2015. And while staying true to their online origins, they just opened up their first Nashville IRL store in October 2021.

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Today, July 2, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced that the city will be reverting back to Phase 2 after only being in Phase 3 for 11 days.

Starting tomorrow, Friday, July 3, Nashville will officially return to Phase 2, but with some modifications.

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It's no secret that Tennessee has some awesome places you can hit up to go stargazing. There are plenty of mountain towns and non-touristy areas where you can set out a blanket and stare up at the sky. Next month, you can get ready to see the Perseid meteor shower shoot across southern skies for a dazzling show.

This meteor shower is an annual thing, so you can catch it every summer. Time and Date reports that these shooting stars will be active from July 17 through August 24, though you'll get the best sights of the show during its peak.

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Many music festivals have been canceling or rescheduling their annual gatherings left and right as the situation surrounding the pandemic continues to evolve across the US. While this fest had high hopes and rescheduled its summer event for the fall instead, it looks like the show won't go on after all. Bonnaroo's music festival in Tennessee is canceled officially until at least the summer of 2021.

"Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled," the event organizers posted on Instagram. "Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend."

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Mayor John Cooper of Nashville held a press conference this morning, Monday, June 22, regarding moving forward with the city's reopening plans. Nashville and Davidson County enter phase 3 today. With it comes some changes, and here's what the new phase means for you.

"Starting today, we will begin Phase 3 of our roadmap for reopening Nashville. Our 14-day case average is trending upward, but our testing capacity continues to increase and more than 81,000 Nashvillians have received the COVID-19 test," Mayor Cooper stated

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Weekends are for brunching and that means many mimosas and incredible bloody marys galore! Whether you like your marys spicy or piled high with fried chicken and avocados, there are many spots around Nashville where you can indulge in your favorite type. And The Nashville Bloody Mary Festival next month will be completely centered around the drink.

*Festival organizers have confirmed that the event is being canceled. 

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Tennessee coronavirus cases are still steadily rising as the weather warms up. New cases are reported daily, but the state's department of health has been keeping track of all the details to help keep the public in the loop.

Tennessee has surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, June 4. This comes after more than 476,000 tests have been administered across the state, with 5,359 tests done yesterday.

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Summer is here, and that means vacations may be back on the radar for many. After months of businesses, bars and theme parks being closed, they're slowly starting to open back up just in time for the season. One of these spots is Dollywood in Tennessee, where guests will be able to get their thrills on these rollercoasters again.

Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country will be opening to the public starting Wednesday, June 17. For pass holders, the park will be open exclusively to you on June 15 and 16.

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Today is the big day for the city of Nashville. Phase one of reopening begins Monday, May 11, but not without several regulations in place for each business to follow. The reopening economy follows a spike of Nashville COVID-19 cases over the weekend, putting a shadow over the resuming of everyday life.

"As our testing capacity continues to grow, we will see case numbers naturally increase," Mayor John Cooper of Nashville stated in a press briefing. "But, your efforts will largely determine the sustained success of our economic restart."

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How the summer is going to play out in the Music City has been pretty up in the air, but with non-essential businesses and other retailers opening back up, would-be adventurers and Nashville residents have a new silver-lining on the road to normalcy. Nashville is one of the busiest places when it comes to the 4th of July, but that might change this year. The popular Nashville Tennessee 4th of July celebration will likely be held off until 2021.

Nashville Mayor, John Cooper, announced in a news briefing Thursday, April 30, that 2020's 4th of July is likely to see a cancellation. The annual celebration brought a total of 343,000 people together in 2019 alone.

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Multiple states and major cities in the South are reopening and Tennessee just joined the growing list. Nashville Mayor John Cooper released a four-part reopening plan for the city on Thursday, April 23. In the official statement, the city will only move to the next phase if the stats improve and remain stable for two weeks.

“Today's discussion is to get us ready for reopening when these four tests are met. That's why everyone must continue to remain at home whenever possible,” Mayor Cooper said during this morning's press conference. 

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Southerners are approaching tornado season - a time many residents of southeastern states prepare for all year.  Phone alerts, news stations and sirens have been going off in the middle of the night for the past month, half of these alerts to warn locals what's to come. With the weather in Nashville being so unpredictable this year, the city is implementing brand new sirens to cover more ground in the city. 

"This year is off to an active start with an above-average number of tornadoes and there also has been almost doubling the average number of severe wind reports," according to The Weather Channel

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