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10 Things you must do when visiting Nashville

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nashvilleListening to great music should be on top of your “to do” list when visiting Nashville, but the city offers historical sites, parks and museums as well. For example, the Parthenon in Centennial Park is a duplicate of the temple in Greece that is home to timeless artworks and the areas surrounding it are magnificent, specifically in the summer and spring. In addition, outside Nashville, many plantation homes offer great historical tours and make for an informative trip. It is basically a town that jives to the beat of every type of song and resonates well with life. It is a town that harvests unbelievable cuisine, boundless panorama of nightlife, Southern hospitality and American music.

Here are top 10 Things you must do in Nashville:

1. Hit the Hall-Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Kick start your experience with a visit to the recently expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The globe’s largest music museum offers every evolving exhibit featuring both the legends and today’s country music hottest stars. Grab a bite inside the Museum at Bajo Sexto, an authentic Mexican taquera or 2/22 Eatery, a restaurant serving Southern Favorites. Then explore the hall’s new retail stores offering local created gifts, clothing and a great selection of music and books.

2. Visit Belle Meade Plantation

Constructed in a breathtaking Greek revival design in 1853, the plantation is popularly known as the Queen of the Nashville Plantations. At the middle of the Belle Meade Plantation is a mansion whose walls are peppered with bullet holes from the civil war and where guides dressed in ancient costumes offer tours of the building’s antebellum-design interior. You will also explore the grounds which are home to the renowned Iroquois steeplechase, the oldest in the country as well as the nation’s best thoroughbred breeding farms. During the fall and summer, the plantation hosts various events including antique auctions and Easter egg hunts.

3. Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Although Nashville might be popular for its country music, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers a state of art facility for classical music. Its world class design is influenced by most of Europe’s finest music concert halls like the custom built 3,600 pipe concert organ, but it is the great attention to acoustical details that allows for a remarkable musical atmosphere. It is also sweet home for the Grammy Award Winning Nashville Symphony, so there is a high chance to catch a great concert all year round.

4. Hang at the Bluebird Café

You know how sometimes in a bar or restaurant you will hear a lady or a guy singing the latest song by Lady Antebellum or Keith Urban? Well at this café, the difference is that the lady or the guy will be the one who wrote the song. The world-class café invented the writers in the round,’ a circle with 4 song writers taking turns playing their hits to a rapt audience.

5. Adventure Science Center

Take a break from country music and history and treat your young ones to some hands on educational leisure activities. Engaging displays allow kids to learn about science from what goes on thousands of light years above their heads to what really goes on inside their bodies. Children can step inside a face changing booth to get a glimpse of what their future faces will look like or get behind a flight simulator and learn what it really takes for one to become an astronaut. In addition, regular lectures and demonstrations help kids learn from the facility’s interactive components and the shows in the planetarium are engaging for the entire family.

6. Take an endless Journey — Ryman Auditorium

Also known as the ‘Progenitor of Country Music,’ Ryman Auditorium has many different artists including Patsy Cline and Jon Bon perform on its stage since 1882.Celebrities of the Grand Ole Opry Perform every Friday, Saturday and Tuesday evening with guest appearances by some of the greatest names in country music. You can also tour the backstage and record your song in the recording studio. With over 80 years under its belt, it is the globe’s longest working radio broadcast and shows no signs of bowing out anytime soon.

7. Uncover Johnny Cash

Visit the Johnny Cash Museum and discover the driving force behind The Man in Black. The facility which opened in early 2013, boasts of the globe’s largest collection of Cash memorabilia and artifacts including letters, films and handwritten notes penned by Johnny Cash himself plus over 200 costumes made famous during the legend’s career. Displays show different moments in his life including his marriage to June Carter, the famous prison concert and his years in the Air Force. And because the facility is endorsed by his family, you can bet you will likely stumble across other personal data not available to the public anywhere else.

8. Monday night dance party

If you have moves, show them on the dance floor at Nashville’s best kept secret, 5-spot.There is always something great going on at this hip haunt joint every night, but Monday night is certainly the New Friday here with revelers packing out its amazing dance party. Do not show up expecting modern tunes and glow sticks. The hits here are 60’s and 50’s rock n roll and doo-wop. Wear whatever you want, but expect to see locals in full rockabilly wear. Do not be a wallflower, because it will not be long before one of the movers grabs you to be their dancing partner.

9. Visit the Hermitage

Developed in 1821 for President Andrew Jackson, this Greek-style mansion now stands as an artifact into the leader’s home life and as historical landmark. Most people are familiar with Jackson’s stint as president, his appearance on the 20 dollar bill and his role in the 1812 war, but a visit of the over 1000-acre estate provides a more personal and up-close look. Along the guided tour you will see the original cabin, the kitchen, the main house, the Old Hermitage Church and Jackson’s tomb. Another display tells the touching story of the over 100 slaves that worked on the estate from 1804 to 1864.

10. Ride the Row — RCA Studio B

No trip to the city of music would be complete without touring where Elvis began! Visit music Row and take a tour of the RCA Studio B where the famous Elvis recorded over 180 songs. Dolly Parto, Eddy Arnol, Chet Atkins,Roy Orbison and many other famous artists recorded classics here.

Bonus!

Order it Tennessee’ fried!

Nothing tastes great like South of America than Hattie B’s fried chicken! Soaked in seasonings for over 40 hours and then crisp fried in different levels of chili, a diner picks his or her own heat level. Nonetheless, be warned-the hottest choice, ’shut the cluck up’ is not for the soft hearted!

Tips for a Life Changing Bachelor Party in Nashville

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TheDeetsWe all know it, This the party for the history books. This one everyone will remember for years. Nashville over the years has become a prime destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Here’s how to plan a killer Nashville party with easy tips for success!

The first thing is getting the best hotel. Location is key when it comes to killer Bachelor parties in the Music City. You need a hotel that provides with comfort and a great atmosphere in the city. 

  • The Marriott at Vanderbilt is a great location away from the downtown hustle and near the great nightlife on the west end.
  • The Omni Downtown is right in the heart of downtown; and will put your group right in the middle of the action.

Looking to make the most of the night? 

You’ve got to choose your bars wisely. Nashville has a ton of great night life. Depending on tastes there is a large choice of places to choose from to keep the party going until 3am.

  • Tootsies Orchid Lounge is a Nashville staple right on Broadway; its always busy and a perfect place to start the night, simply put its a must see.
  • Honky Tonk Central is a newer bar in Nashville but it’s certainly made a name for itself; this multiple level night spot has something for everyone; It is usually crowded on the weekend; so get there early.
  • Acme Feed and Seed is our hands down favorite; in all honesty – you can eat dinner and party there until closing time; this multiple level venue is just about perfect; each floor offers a little bit for someone; and the rooftop is spectacular.

Obviously you need a party vehicle and we are your solution. Our fleet pretty much includes anything you could want; from a simple suburban or escalade for a small group to one of our massive limo busses; which you’ll find to be incredible…hey if the bars aren’t any fun just bring the party to your limo bus!

Nashville is a city of energy; energy that needs to be experienced; experience it with Nashville Executive Transportation. Our goal is to make your expectations and experience one in the same. You can rely on us to help make your bachelor or bachelorette party one for the books!

Prom – making expectations a reality

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Prom night is the long dreamed of pinnacle of the high school social calendar and for most high school seniors it is time to start planning for the event. With an ever increasing amount of anticipation, teens and parents alike are looking to create the perfect prom night that will be remembered for a lifetime. If you or your teenager is attending prom this year, then there are a number of things that will need to be taken care of to make sure that the night goes to plan.

But, before the planning begins (or officially begins), there must be a “promposal” – a grand gesture proposal to ask if someone will attend prom with you. Having been made popular on reality television (ie, Laguna Beach) and with the influence of social media, promposals are now almost as important as prom night itself. Promposals often take place in public and it’s not uncommon for them to be recorded and end up on social media. This can put a lot of pressure on teens when trying to come up with a promposal idea. Thankfully, there are now a number of websites dedicated to providing ideas for special promposals (for example, check out http://promposals.tumblr.com, Pinterest (search “promposal”) and http://mashable.com/2014/03/21/instagram-promposals/).

Once the promposal has taken place and the couple have agreed to go together, then the prom planning begins in earnest. There’s the tickets, hair, make up, dress and tuxedo (usually with a tie or shirt matching the partners dress), shoes, jewelry, manicure, pedicure, corsage and boutonnière, photographer and the all important transportation.

But with so many things to organize, where do you even start? Nashville offers so many choices for all things prom related, but we have done the research for you and created a list of some of the best prom related service providers that Nashville has to offer.
Prom outfits for the couple usually include a matching element (for example, the tie or shirt will often match the colour of the dress). But before any coordinating can take place, the all important dress, the defining piece of the couples look, must be picked. Nashville is home to many suppliers of prom dresses, but if it’s glitz and glam that you are looking for in your prom dress, then you cannot go past Glitz Nashville (www.glitzbridal.com). And not only does Glitz offer a range of dress options and accessories, but they also have a large range of tuxedos available to rent. Once you have the dress, then you need to find the matching shoes. There are so many options from designer (check out the Designer Shoe Warehouse at Nashville West Shopping Center) to department stores (like Macy’s and Nordstroms at The Mall at Green Hills).

On the day, girls will be wanting to get their hair, makeup and manicures and pedicures done. For hair and make up there is the option to have a stylist come to you, or you can opt for a trip to the beauty salon. For the all in one salon experience (hair, makeup,manicure and pedicure) why not visit the highly recommended team at the Loft Salon (www.theloftsalonofnashville.com) whose stylists can provide the full range of beauty treatments for the big day.
And now for the flowers. There are many excellent florists in the Nashville area who can supply beautiful corsages and boutonnieres. Bloom Flowers (www.nashvillebloom.com) offer a huge selection of prom flowers, and if you can’t find what you are looking for, then you can order a custom creation. Another highly rated florist offering prom flowers in Nashville is Bellevue Florist (http://www.thebellevueflorist.com/prom-corsages-136730c.asp).

Now that everyone is dressed and made up, it is time for the photographs. And because these photos will have such sentimental value, you want to make sure you are getting the best, for whatever price you can afford to pay. If you are not sure where to start then some highly recommended photographers who have experience taking prom photos in the Nashville area include Mandy Johnson (http://www.mandyjohnsonphotography.com/); and Morgan G Photography (http://morgangphoto.com).

Then once the photos are done, and Prom is almost here, it’s time to eat. And where better than Nashville to find a range of restaurants to suit any taste. The reviews are in and for celebrations there is no better place that Sambuca (http://www.nashville.sambucarestaurant.com/home) offering fine dining American cuisine with a side of live music, what a perfect way to get Prom night off to a good start. For sushi or seafood try Ru San’s Sushi and Seafood (http://www.ru-sans.com/Default.aspx) which, as the name suggest, provides a delicious range of Japanese based seafood and sushi dishes. Or if it’s Italian you are after then you cannot go past Maggiano’s Little Italy (http://www.maggianos.com), serving up Classic Italian dishes in a polished setting.
The final element of pulling off the perfect prom night, is to have the perfect transportation. Before booking transportation the couple will need to decide whether they are travelling with each other, or as part of a group, to prom. Once the numbers are confirmed, it is time to book the transportation. On the top of every prom-goers list for transport is a limo. But for those with larger groups travelling together, then a limo party bus offers a little bit more fun, while maintaining the class of a limo. And when it’s time to book your prom transport, then the leading limo company in Nashville has to be Nashville Executive Transportation (www.nashvilleexectitivelimo.com). Nashville Executive Transport offers a world class fleet and highly trained drivers. Their special limo party bus can transport groups of 18-24 people and offers television, a state of the art sound system and incredible lighting. When you book your prom transport with Nashville Executive Transport, they guarantee to deliver you or your teen to prom safely and on time.

So, that’s it. A comprehensive list to help you make sure that your or your teens prom dreams become a reality. But be sure to get in early for reservations and picking out attire, otherwise you may lose out on your preferred service providers and have to settle for second best. And no one wants that.

Formal – planning to keep the night fun

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Winter formal provides students with the opportunity to attend a social dance without the pressure that comes with prom. This is because the winter formal is a more relaxed affair that still allows students to get dressed up and have fun.
Being held in the winter months, the attire for formal is generally a little more casual than prom attire. The dress is still formal though, with males wearing a smart suit ar the very least. These days there is also less focus on finding the perfect person to attend formal with. More and more people are choosing to attend formal with a group of friends rather than as part of a couple. This dynamic can encourage a larger attendance and this helps to make formal the fun event that it is. With formal season here it is time to make all of the necessary arrangements for the night. Given the more relaxed atmosphere for formals (compared with prom), the night should be about having fun. Fun with the clothes, hair, make up, shoes, flowers, dinner and transport (and make sure that you don’t forget to purchase the tickets). Here’s a list of service providers from around Nashville who offer something a little bit special that we hope can help to make sure your, or your child’s, winter formal is full of fun.

Dressing for a formal doesn’t have to have the glitz and glam that is typical of prom attire. Dresses can be a little more lively to brighten you up on a dreary winter’s night. So when it comes time to choose your formal attire, be bold and let everyone know that you came to have fun!
For the girls, Nordstrom (at The Mall at Green Hills) are offering a range of beautiful formal dresses designed especially with winter formal in mind. Another great option is Forever 21 (at 504 Opry Mills Drive #352). And for shoes, try Shane Co (www.shaneco.com, or at 3006 Mallory Lane, Franklin). Another great option is the Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse (118 16th S Ave and 357 Opry Mills Drive), offering a vast range of shoe styles and colours. When it comes to accessories, Nashville has so many shops to choose from, like Macy’s (The Mall at Grren Hills), Claire’s (433 Opry Mills Drive) and Tiffany & Co (The Mall at Green Hills).
Some guys may choose to wear a suit although many others may still choose to wear a tuxedo. Regardless of which way you decide to go there are plenty of options available in Nashville to suit your needs. Why not try Jim’s Formal Wear (with a number of locations in Nashville (see www.jimsformalwear.com for details)). Jim’s offers a good selection of suit/tuxedo styles and colours as well as a large range of matching accessories (from shirts to ties, shoes and even socks). Another highly recommended suit hire location is Bittner’s Formal Wear (for more information call 1-800-626-6305 or check them out online at www.bittnersformalwear.com).
When it comes to finding the perfect winter formal flowers, why not eliminate the hassle of trying to choose from the exisitng range. Simply visit Unique Flower Fashions Inc (2814 Bransford Ave) with a picture or description of the dress and they will create a corsage and boutinerre to match. Another great florist in Nashville is Bloom Flowers and Gifts (www.nashvillebloom.com) who offer a large selection of fun designs in prom flowers.
Having your hair and makeup or your manicure and pedicure done for formal can be a truly fun experience and even more so if you go with a group of friends. Group bookings can be made at a number of salons throughout Nashville. The Mokara Spa at the Omni Nashville Hotel offers the full range of beauty treatments in a beautiful setting (see http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/nashville/spa/salon-services for more details). If you want a really special treat when getting ready, you can rent the Parlour 3 Beauty Bus with some of Parlour 3’s calebrity make up artists (for more details see www.parlour3.com).

Of course, you will be wanting photographs of the special occasion. For formals, many parents choose to take their own pictures. However large groups may want to split the cost of a photographer to capture the event. Andrew Kenworthy Photography (andrewkenworthyphotography.com) are highly rated photographers and offer portrait sessions for special occassions. Another highly recommended photographer is Morgan G Photography (www.morgangphoto.com).

For a special dinner try Merchants restaurant (http://www.merchantsrestaurant.com), offering bistro style food downstairs and more refined American options in their upstairs restaurant (including a range of delicious desserts) Merchants has a little something special to offer everyone. If its a fun setting that you are after for dinner, then you could try the Aquarium restaurant (in the Opry Mills Mall) for “an underwater dining experience” specializing in seafood but with a wide selection of foods to suit any taste. And if it’s dinner with live music that you really want to kickstart your evening of fun, then you need to check out Sambuca, rated as Nashville’s best restaurant for a celebration (see www.sambucarestaurant.com to see the menu or make a booking).

The cherry on top will be to have a fun mode of transport to the formal. If you are looking for something to start the party before tou get there, but still want the luxury of a limo, then you need to try a limo party bus. Nashville Executive Transportation (https://nashvilleexecutivelimo.com) offers formal goers with this unique mode of transportation that will really let the party begin from the time the step aboard. This limo bus offers groups of up to 24 a fun party like atmosphere with lighting, state of the art sound system and multiple televisions. And for parents piece of mind, Nashville Executive Transport guarantees to deliver teens safely and on time to their formal. If you are looking for something a little more cozy, Nashville Executive Limos also offers a fleet of executive vehicles for formal-goers to choose from. So for a fun, no worries, transportation option for your formal, visit Nashville Executive Transport online, or call 615-645-1665 to book now. But be sure to get in quick as there is limited availability.
And there you have it – a guide to finding service providers who can help to inject a little bit of fun into you or your child’s winter formal.

Nashville Hotspots

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The home of Country Music, Nashville, Tennessee, has plenty to offer any visitors to the city. From the best in Southern and fine-dining restaurants to amazing hotels, bars and activities, Nashville has something to offer everyone. So if you are headed to Nashville, then check out this list of hot spots to visit when you go.

One of the first stops for many travelers when they arrive in Nashville is for food. Whether you are looking for Southern comfort food or fine dining, Nashville has something to offer you. And when looking for best food Nashville has to offer, then you can’t go past Hattie B’s or Sambuca.

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is the place for lovers of the traditional Southern comfort food known as hot chicken. With two Nashville locations, one in Midtown (on 19th Street), and one in West Nashville (on Charlotte Ave), Hattie B’s sets that standard in Hot Chicken restaurants in Nashville. Proof of this is that Hattie B’s frequently has customers queueing out the door. But don’t let that put you off, in fact, the very reason customers are willing to queue is the reason you should too – Hattie B’s is that good. Hattie B’s offers diners with a choice of chicken piece (breast, wing and thigh) and a full complete of sides, including green beans, baked beans, fries and coleslaw. Customers are also given a choice of one of five levels offered by Hattie B’S. For those who like the flavour of hot chicken without the heat, then the Southern spice level offers no spice. But if you like your chicken HOT, then you must try Hattie B’s specialty “shut the cluck up” spice mix.

If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant, with something special to offer, then you cannot miss Sambuca (located on downtown’s 12th street). Offering a combination of amazing food and great live music, Sambuca has gained a reputation among locals and tourists alike, as being the place to celebrate in Nashville. Open for lunch and dinner, Sambuca’s offerings include small sample plates, salads and savoury bowls (taco soup, anyone?) through to pizzas and the more, or less, traditional fish (including dishes like lobster enchiladas, pan roasted sea bass and shrimp and crab scampi) and meat dishes (from beef filet, to pork and chicken). Sambuca’s also offers several vegetarian including from lasagne, to mushrooms to polenta. Sambuca’s also offers a large drinks menu including wines, beers, spirits and cocktails. If you are looking for something extra special from your dining experience, make sure to head to Sambuca’s for their great food and live music.

Once you have had you full of food and drink, then it might be time to head to bed. If you are looking for accommodation with a difference, then check out The Omni Hotel or Union Station Hotel, both in downtown, Nashville.

The Omni Hotel, located on Nashville’s 5th Avenue, offers its guests sophistication in the heart of the city. And if you are a country music lover, you cannot pass up the chance to stay at this hotel, as it is home to a three storey extension of Nashville’s Country and Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Omni Hotel also offers its guests with a range of onsite amenities, including several dining locations, its shop (selling local wares), a spa and a rooftop pool deck with incredible views over the city. This Hotel has so much to offer right in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Union Station Hotel offers high class accommodation in a fully restored 1900 railway station. Located near downtown Nashville, the Union Station Hotel blends its Romanesque architecture with all modern conveniences. Union station hotel offers guests with a choice of accommodation options from classic or premium rooms through to deluxe suites. Located a quick 10 minutes drive from the airport, and a short walk from downtown attractions including Honky-Tonk Row, Union Station is perfect for those more discerning travelers, who also want to be right in the heart of the city.

Once you’ve settled in, why not head out and enjoy a drink at one of Nashville’s many bars. The bar (and restaurant) at Nashville’s famous Whiskey Kitchen is a favourite of many celebs. Offering up world-class spirits (with an obvious focus on exceptional whiskeys), Whiskey Kitchen also offers patrons an impressive selection of cocktails. And if you find yourself needing a bite to eat with your drink, why not try one of the pub-inspired dishes on offer. So if you want to see and be seen, then you mustn’t miss the opportunity to have a drink at Whiskey Kitchen next time you are in tow.

When in Nashville you cannot ignore its Country Music history, so when in town you cannot miss the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum or the Ryman Auditorium.

Nashville’s world famous Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers visitors the chance to step back through the history of Country Music. Unravelling like a story-book on country music, the Country Music Hall of Fame is home to a permanent collection on Country Music. It also offers visitors special temporary exhibits, highlighting the careers of different country music artists. The Country Musical Hall of Fame and Museum provides a wide range of activities from song writing classes to instrument lesson and film screenings as well as a range of dining and shopping options.

Country music fans must also take time to visit the Ryman. Known as “the mother Church of country music”, the Ryman Auditorium (formerly known as the “Union Gospel Tabernacle” and the “Grand Ole Opry House”) was originally designed to be a place of worship. These days, the Ryman Auditorium is now an event space offering concerts by many modern artists, as well as annual Grand Ole Opry events, such as its wintertime shows.

But if you are a nature lover and you’d like to explore the outdoors while you are in Nashville, then Warner Parks offers over more than 3000 acres of park and forest land across its three different parks (Nashville, Edwin and Percy Warner Parks), just 9 miles from downtown. Offering picturesque picnic spots, hiking trails, gold courses, running courses and equestrian center, nature lovers should make sure to take time to visit the parks on their next visit to Nashville.

Next time you are in Nashville be sure to check out some or all of these hot spots – you’ll be guaranteed to have an amazing visit.

Icon Concierge – offering only the best in lifestyle management service

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Do you have a busy lifestyle that involves a lot of travelling or are you splitting your time between different cities? Do you spend too much time trying to coordinate multiple services just to make life run smoothly? Why waste your time trying to organize and manage your life, when you can be living it. Hire an Icon Concierge – we do the hard work for you so that living your life is easy.

How can we help?
Here are Icon Concierge, we offer a range of services to organize and manage your lifestyle. We want you to forget about the small stuff and get on with the business of living. For over a decade we have excelled in providing transportation services to our clients. We can arrange every aspect of travel using our extensive professional connections to ensure every trip is an easy trip. After years of coordinating travel requirements, we now offer our expertise for “beyond travel” services which cater for all of your lifestyle needs.

Beyond Travel services…
When you choose Icon Concierge to take care of your beyond travel requirements, you will be appointed with a personal Concierge. This means you will have one point of contact who will arrange and manage all of your lifestyle services.
We know that each person and each lifestyle is different. We want to make sure you live life the way you want to. Therefore, when you first use our services, your personal Concierge will meet with you to discuss your needs going forward. This allows them to gather comprehensive information about your needs and wants and gives them the unique ability to understand your requirements without the need for constant clarification. Your Concierge has been trained to know the right questions to ask in order for them to get a comprehensive understanding of your requirements. It is only once your Concierge understands those requirements, that they will are able to best provide you with a range of lifestyle management services to ensure that life is yours to live, not to organize. You can count on your personal Icon Concierge to ensure that every single detail is taken care of.
What beyond travel services can we offer?

Our beyond travel services offers a wide range of home based organization and management services to residents in Nashville, TN and Oxford MS. At your request, we will advertise, interview and appoint staff who deliver only the highest quality services to ensure the smooth running of your day to day life. When appointing services for you, we accept nothing but the best. Our aim is that the services we appoint will be so well suited to your needs, that it was as if you had found them yourself.
Examples of the different services that we can organize for you include: – nannies;- housekeepers;- home repairs/upgrades (we will also monitor the services provides when onsite);- groundskeepers;- licensed and armed security (personal bodyguards for events and property);- medical care;- personal trainers, or other fitness instructors (to work in with your schedule); and- car detailing and maintenance: either on site, or, alternatively, at our own facilities.

But these are not the only things we do. Our Concierge ‘s have arranged every aspect of college football, basketball (or any other sport) experiences. They have even discussed college coursework, and found options to best fit our clients’ schedules.
Icon Concierge can offer you almost any service relating to your home or lifestyle needs. Simply contact your personal Concierge – they will be happy to discuss the provision of any other services as, and when, you require them.

Why choose Icon Concierge…
At Icon Concierge, we are dedicated to doing whatever it takes to making your life easier. We offer a highly personalized service where you have a single point of contact, your personal Concierge, to assure that all of your lifestyle requirements are met.
Your personal Concierge is dedicated to understanding the exact requirements of each individual to ensure that they are able to appoint services that are perfectly suited to their needs. We do not engage one provider for each service we offer. We have professional connections, developed through many years spent in the service industry, that give us access to the very best service providers over a wide range of industries.
Our interview and appoint process is rigorous and highly targeted to ensure that we find the provider that is best suited to the individual client. This means that when appointing service providers we are focused on the particular requirements of each client. Our clients have high standards and will not accept the delivery of a service that does not meet or exceed those standards on an ongoing basis. That is why our services do not end when we appoint a service provider for you. We continue to oversee our service providers to ensure that they deliver the same high quality service to our clients throughout the duration of their employment.

Our highly trained team of personal concierge’s pride themselves on their ability to make sure that even the smallest of details is taken care of. Every decision we make, is taken with the particular client in mind. Our drive for excellence means that we will deliver every time.

Why try to arrange and manage all of the different services you require in your life. You don’t need to spend hours trying to find staff who can provide the type and quality of service that you require. Here at Icon Concierge, we make sure we know exactly what our clients want and exactly the type and quality of service that our contacts provide. We pride ourselves on our ability to find the best services providers for each of our clients individual needs. Your dedicated Concierge will ensure that the services that you receive as those that you would have chosen for yourself. This is the Icon Concierge Difference.

If you want a professional, personalized service to help make life run smoothly when you don’t have the time to, then contact Icon Concierge services today on 615-645-1665 (ask for an “Icon Concierge representative”).

Black car service and executive car service – are they the same thing?

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Nashville is the home to country music, and this means one thing – a lot of VIP guests who travel in and out of the city, all of whom require a range of VIP services. But regardless of whether you are a world famous country music star or a high profile businessman, if your time is valuable, then you why spend it driving yourself around the city. You can save yourself a lot of time and hassle by hiring a chauffeured car service, and let someone else do the driving for you . This leaves you free to get on with the more important things in your life, be it preparing for your next work engagement, or a call to family to tell them that you have arrived safely.
When talking about chauffeured car services, there are two types of services to choose from – the Black Car Service or the Executive Car Service. But aren’t they both the same? You may be surprised to learn that they are not. In fact, the standard and quality of services, cars and chauffeurs varies hugely. So let’s have a look at what these difference Services have to offer.

What is Black Car Service?
This Service is essentially a door-to-door transport service in a black car. The company offering the service generally acts as an intermediary between clients and owner/drivers. This means that when you call the company to arrange a Black Car Service, they take your booking and then offer it out to the various drivers, with the driver ultimately deciding whether or not to accept your pick up.
In addition, as the chauffeurs also own their cars, and the services they provide are not regulated, the quality of the cars and the service you receive depends entirely on the individual driver who accepted your booking. Black Car Service chauffeurs generally provide a no-frills service when transporting clients.

What is Executive Car Service?
This Car service provides the highest standard of service and the best quality fleet to clients. When you hire an Executive Car Service you can be assured that you will receive a consistently high level of service each and every time you travel. Your booking is also certain, as the Executive Car Service’s chauffeurs complete pick-ups as directed by the company.

Why is the level of service so much better when you book an Executive Car Service?
There are many reasons why an Executive Car Services delivers a much better service than a Black Car Service. We have alluded to some of those reasons above. The key reason, perhaps, is that when you hire a Black Car Service you are actually engaging an individual owner/driver who can provided whatever level of service they want. This can be contrasted with an Executive Car Service, who own and maintain their fleets and who are strictly regulated by their employer (ie, the Executive Car Service Operator).
A key difference between these Services is the quality, upkeep and age of the cars driven by Chauffeurs. Unlike Black Car Chauffeurs who own and must maintain their vehicles, the Operator of the Executive Services maintain their fleet, with a standardized level of maintenance and presentation across all vehicles. own the executive car fleet and take special precautions to ensure their fleet is properly managed. By choosing an Executive Car Service, you know that you will only be transported in well maintained, new vehicles fitted with the best technology and all of the modern conveniences (like free wifi and a sleek and spacious interior providing plenty of space for you to work).

Chauffeurs hired by Executive Car Service Operators are known for having an excellent driving record, a high level of professionalism, and for being well trained. You can also expect a high standard of personal appearance and dress for Chauffeurs hired by an the Service’s Operator, as this will be regulated by the Operator. This is in contrast to Black Car Service chauffeurs, who decided the level of personal presentation and standard of dress for themselves.
In addition each Excutive Car Service chauffeur will have a good knowledge of Nashville and will be able to give you excellent recommendations for:
– Dining (they may recommend local restaurants like the Pancake Pantry or Sunset Grill); and
– local sightseeing (they will likely point out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ryman Auditorium and recommend a visit to the Grand Ole Opry.
Your Executive Car Service chauffeur will also be able to point out local landmarks, such as the Music City Walk of Fame and the Parthenon, along the way. Chauffeurs will also be able to give you details of events happening in and around the city during the time you are here. And if you want to see the city, but don’t know where to start, why not request a chauffeured tour of Nashville with your Executive Car Service.

If you are travelling to Nashville by plane, your Executive Car Service Chauffeur will also meet and greet you at the Airport, and show you to your car. This will save you time and stress, as you are not trying to find your transportation when you have just got off the plane and when you are thinking about the next place you have to be. If, on the other hand, you have hired a Black Car Service, you will likely have to meet them at some point in the pick-up queues outside the terminal.
So, as you can see, although the Black Car Service and the Executive Service carry out a similar primary task – that is, to transport their clients from point A to point B – that is where the similarities end. If you are looking for a no-frills, variable quality transportation service, with little more to offer, then you can save yourself a little bit of money and hire a Black Car Service. But if you are a busy person who needs to be able to work on the go, have the most reliable, well-kept and modern transportation available, and a chauffeur who is happy to go the extra mile for you, then you need to hire a professional service – an Executive Car Service. So, what are you waiting for, improve your travel experience and book an Executive Car Service the next time you visit Nashville – it’ll transform the way you see the city.