• Top Honeymoon Destinations, Cambodia
    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…

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    Featured,  Travel

    Carry-On Travel Essentials

    Though my folding skills are aces, I’ve never considered myself a truly masterful packer. I’m more of an over-packer if anything. Cramming as many clothes, accessories, and toiletries into one bag the night before a trip, only to realize I didn’t bring anything I would actually wear once I get to my final destination. And my carry-on bag? Forget about it. Jam-packed with books, music, extra layers, electronic devices… most of which I will never use. So in an effort to create a routine around packing for my travels, I’ve whittled down a list of travel essentials to ensure I only leave home with what I need. When it comes to…

  • clean white shoes
    Fashion,  Featured

    How To Maintain Clean White Shoes

    When thinking about styling for the spring and summer, I always recommend white sneakers. They go with everything. Whether dressing up for a night out or dressing down for casual BBQ, there is a white sneaker for you. The issue though is rocking clean white shoes all season long. So if you’re ready to take the plunge and sport some clean white shoes this season, you’ll want to know two things: what style and how to keep your white shoes white. Looking for the perfect white sneakers? I’ve compiled a few must-haves to shop from below. Clean White Shoes: The Essentials Cole Haan Men’s Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker Converse Chuck…

  • Geist Nashville
    Food & Drink

    Eat: Geist Joins Nashville’s Food Scene

    Geist Nashville recently opened its doors in Nashville’s popular Germantown neighborhood. When I heard, I could not wait to see how the historic location had been transformed. Since it’s recent opening, I’ve frequented the beautifully rustic brick restaurant several times. For drinks, for brunch, and for dinner. But before you go calling me an aficionado, find out why you should check it out below. Whether visiting Music City or have yet to try Nashville’s newest eatery, I’ve selected the top five reasons to visit Geist Nashville. 5 Reasons To Visit Geist Nashville The vibe: The spectacular restoration of the old blacksmith shop in Germantown’s thriving neighborhood is a must-see. The…

  • Engaged - Chris & Joe
    Lifestyle

    5 Things You Can Do When You’re Engaged

    Are you newly engaged? Well, welcome to the club and Mazel Tov! Being engaged is a special and unique time—and you and your future spouse deserve to celebrate! You don’t have to start planning your wedding right away. Joe and I are surpassing the two-year mark before we walk down the aisle in May. But for those who may want to start thinking about their future nuptials right away, here are a few things can (and should!) do after the proposal. 5 Things: You Can Do When You’re Engaged Call your partner your fiancé: Remember when you “made it official?” That feeling of saying “this is my boyfriend” or “this is…

  • Make Moments Last Longer
    Lifestyle

    Make Moments Last Longer

    As the wedding day approaches for Joe and me, we’ve had some of the most memorable moments of our relationship. And the old adage is true that “time flies when you’re having fun.” So, as we prepare for our big day and the memories that come with the planning, I’ve been trying to master some ways to make moments last longer. If you, too, want to keep the good times rolling, keep these things in mind. Make Moments Last Longer Start with a mindful breath. As you arrive, take a deep breath. In through your nose, gently pause for a few moments, and then slowly exhale through your mouth. This reduces…

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    Entertainment,  People

    Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan

    ‘Take 5‘ is a regular feature on Listen! It’s Vetrano that gives readers insight into some of the lighter things in our favorite celebrity’s lives. And next up in the ‘Take 5′ hot seat, CMT’s Cody Alan. If you haven’t read my full interview with Cody, you can do that here. But first, throw your feet on your desk and Take 5 with CMT’s Cody Alan. Take 5: CMT’s Cody Alan What is your go-to karaoke song? CMT’s Cody Alan: Ignition by R. Kelly Who would win in an epic battle of country music divas: Carrie, Faith or Reba? Cody: I’m going with Reba. Trust me, Carrie and Faith would both pick Reba…

  • Men's 2018 Fashion
    Fashion

    The Best of Men’s 2018 Fashion (…So Far)

    Though fall fashion is my favorite season to style, I’ve recently found myself enamored with the previews of trends for men’s 2018 fashion. Everything for the cooler spring temps to the warmer sunny days. It looks like 90’s grunge is making its way back to the forefront with an updated touch of class and 70’s inspired short shorts are setting the bar (or length, rather) for the warmer weather. As you start to pack away the cozy sweaters and prepare for the seasons ahead, here’s a list of my must-haves to keep you at the top of the best-dressed list for men’s 2018 fashion. Men’s 2018 Fashion Must-Haves Armie Hammer: Okay, so I suppose…