• Featured,  Business

    So, You Want to Start a Small Business?

    Listen, starting your own small business is scary. Taking a giant leap into the unknown and putting everything you’ve got on the line with the hopes that you’ll find freedom. Financial, personal, and professional freedom. *insert fist raising emoji* So, you’ve got the idea, you’ve got a game plan, and you’re ready to take the risk. But before you start strutting around town calling yourself an entrepreneur, you need to define your brand. How you brand your business can say a lot about the type of company you are starting, and it often dictates who will want to work with you. Which means that you’ll want to go about this process…

  • Lifestyle,  Featured

    Priority Is Not A Plural Noun

    Listen, I get it. At the end of the year, we get so caught up with “priorities” and responsibilities that the holiday season brings… on top of our regular day-to-day tasks. Our growing to-do lists make us feel certifiably insane. Amirite?  Our engines are revving so loudly that we just keep nodding and smiling through the deafening sound of our own busy-ness! Gross! So, turn down the volume and give yourself permission to read some encouragement here and just breathe. First, I want you to remember how incredible of a life you’ve had so far. I know its not perfect, and neither is mine! You’re here though, you’ve made it this far. That deserves…

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    Travel,  Featured

    Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid

    Music City is one of the most exciting new stops in travel and tourism, but don’t get caught up in those Nashville travel sites that urge you to throw on your cowboy boots and prepare for some down-home country fun. Want to hang out like the locals? This handy list will keep you far from the crowds, lines, and “wooo” girls of the NashVegas strip and put you right in the heart of the best Nashville travel has to offer. Nashville Travel: 10 Things To Avoid CMA Fest I understand this typically is the reason for most travel to Nashville in the summer, but don’t expect to start hobnobbing with…

  • Lifestyle

    Cheers to You, 2018!

    Listen, I don’t mean to brag, but 2018 was a record year for me.  I settled into my new East Nashville home, traveled more than I have in the last five years combined, saw almost ALL of my family (that never happens), and was promoted to manage the customer experience for Lyft’s bikes and scooters. Oh, and just one more small thing. I got freakin’ married!!  While 2018 has been a whirlwind year, I am so grateful for what’s coming next. The unknown.  This time last year, I knew 2018 had a lot of excitement to come. I mean with a wedding and all, you can pretty much predict good…

  • Entertainment

    Top Songs of 2018

    Listen, you know I love music of all genres. But 2018 delivered some of the most delicious ear candy I’ve heard in a long time.  Dance floor inspired bops like “The Middle” and “Havana” were my go-to Friday night songs. While country’s spillover into the pop genre continued with hits from my friends Cassadee Pope and Dan + Shay, proving that they can redefine the genre.  Newcomers MØ, joan, and The Aces were my favorite ‘artists to watch,’ while veteran Ariana Grande bounced back from Sweetener with her biggest track to date.  All 15 of these jams are 2018’s Top Songs of the Year, so slip on your favorite headphones, and reminisce on…

  • Entertainment,  People

    Former Glee star Damian McGinty Talks New Single & Tour

    Listen, you may remember Damian McGinty from the hit Fox series Glee, where he impressed the cast with his version Michael Bublé‘s ‘Home’, but the singer was performing long before Ryan Murphy came calling. McGinty started performing when he was just 14 years young with the vocal group Celtic Thunder. It wasn’t until The Glee Project, a competition series for young vocalists and actors to get the chance to star in the breakout series, that McGinty catapulted into the homes of millions. Since the show, he has been touring and preparing for the release of his first full-length LP. Last month, he dropped the first single “Geronimo,” an inspiring track about taking…

  • Fashion

    Fashion Friday: Daniel Levy For Nordstrom

    It’s here — the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! To help launch the campaign, the premier retailer enlisted help from actor Daniel Levy to launch a new campaign celebrating its biggest event of the season. Starting July 20th and running until August 5, 2018, the Anniversary Sale will include the best brands in fashion at the lowest prices of the year. The hilarious [and cute] Schitt’s Creek actor is seen wearing the must-have menswear pieces included in the sale. In the campaign, Daniel wears brands Topman, Levi’s, and 1901. And yep, I need it all. If you’re not watching Schitt’s Creek, you should be. It has quickly become one of my favorite shows, depicting characters…

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    Travel

    2018’s Top Honeymoon Destinations

    You announce to your friends and family that you’re getting married and the next question asked, beyond the initial details of the day, is always “where’s the honeymoon?.” honeymoon destinations  For Joe and I, we traded jetting off to a tropical week-long getaway for some time relaxing in our new home and wrapping up quality time with family that extended their trips to explore Nashville. Whether staycationing or flying to the most exclusive destinations around the globe, your honeymoon is the time to escape from everyone and spend time with your spouse to celebrate. It’s about you. And if you’re going to do it, do it big. From scouring some…

  • Lifestyle

    Man Crush Monday: My Husband

    Well, it’s official, y’all. I am a married man. And now Joe is my forever man crush Monday. [Let’s pop some bubbs!?] Late last year, I broke the news that I was engaged to my longtime partner in crime. Since then I’ve filled the pages of Listen! It’s Vetrano with wedding tips–mostly as a reminder for me. But for those in who have found your ride-or-die, I appreciate you coming along the journey with Joe and I as we approached our big day. On May 19, 2018, Joe and I shared vows and “I dos” on a rooftop in Nashville, overlooking the downtown skyline with our family and close friends. Forever we…

  • 5 Things To Discuss Before Marriage
    Lifestyle

    5 Things Couples Must Discuss Before Marriage

    It’s almost here! Discuss Before Marriage My wedding day is just three days from today and it got me thinking, “have Joe and I had all the discussions we need to before we make the biggest decision of our lives?” It’s easy to get caught up dreaming about dancefloor playlists, tasting cakes, and the food. Food is important. But there are important –not necessarily as fun– things to discuss before marriage. So, if you too are about to take the exciting walk down the aisle, I’ve compiled a list of some topics that you should grab a bottle of wine, two glasses and cover before you say “I do.” 5 Things…

  • 2018 Movies To Watch - Love, Simon
    Entertainment

    Movies To Watch Right Now

    You should know that I don’t claim to be a movie buff nor do I have any credentials that rival the Siskels or the Eberts of the world. But I do know what I like. And though I would normally rather binge a Housewives marathon, preparing for the wedding–shedding weight and saving dollars–has inspired me to dive into my growing list of movies to watch. The backlog of movies I’ve missed while following the deep seeded love/hate relationships of the Kims, Nenes, Tamaras and Vickis is large. There are some serious classics that I’ve never had the pleasure of watching. But that mountain felt too large to tackle pre-wedding. So I started…