This date was sponsored by Embassy Suites by Hilton, but the opinions are my own.

Vacations are necessary in the culture we live. We’re all busy and usually on the go. Vacations give us time to recharge and reconnect with ourselves and our loved ones. Anthony and I reside in Nashville, TN, which has become an “IT” city as of late. When you live in an up and coming city why not take time to recharge in your own backyard? This week’s edition of weeknight date night was a joint venture. We had a staycation and enjoyed the city.


The first thing you need for a staycation is a place to stay. Our friends at Embassy Suites were nice enough to provide us with a room for the night. We stayed at the Embassy Suites Convention Center which is located 20 minutes south of downtown Nashville. The hotel has 283 guest suites and offers all the wonderful amenities associated with the Embassy Suites by Hilton including onsite restaurant, U-Medi Spa, fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub. It’s definitely a great place for the ultimate staycation.

We checked in and were told about their awesome complimentary happy hour which includes beer, wine, cocktails, sodas and snacks. #Winning We got to our suite, and it felt like home! We had our own living area and a nice comfortable bedroom. It kind of felt like when we were dating and Anthony would come visit my apartment. Seriously, it felt cozy like a home! We lounged around in the room a bit, but not too long because the weather was amazing that day.


We went downstairs and hopped in our ride. Wait, let me back up. I totally forgot to mention that earlier that day we stopped by Tesla and picked up their Model S Wildcat. They were kind enough to let us test drive it for the day. You haven’t lived life until you have driven one of these! They gave us a tour of the car which included them showing us all the bells and whistles. It’s like using your phone, everything is powered by a huge touchscreen on the dash. We hopped in, let the sunroof back and took a drive around the city. Again, the weather was amazing so it was great just riding enjoying each other, the car and the city.


How do you top off a staycation? Well, a nice steakhouse of course. We’ve been hitting the gym and eating fairly well so neither of us has had beef in about two months. Let’s just say one of us pulled up the menu on their phone prior to us arriving so they would be ready when the waitress came to take our order (Anthony). We went to Connors Steak and Seafood. The atmosphere was nice, but not too stuffy. It was the perfect setting for a romantic date night. We talked, laughed, ate, ate and ate some more. We finished out the night by jumping back into the beautiful Tesla and driving around the city before heading back to our home away from home, Embassy Suites.


The next morning we awoke and went downstairs to the complimentary breakfast buffet. They have a cooked to order omelet station as well. We checked out, took one last drive in the Tesla and returned it to the Tesla dealership. I joked and said I felt like Cinderella at midnight lol.


I definitely recommend experiencing a staycation with your mate or by yourself in order to recharge and reconnect.

Until next time loves…