Jackie Gutierrez-Jones

Senior writer and editor for Aptive Resources and English bulldog aficionado. 

Freelance copywriting clients include Hard Rock Hotels, Eden Roc Hotel, Nobu Hotels, Unico 20º87º, Flaviar, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Story Terrace and Whole Foods Market. 

By-lines with: Observer, Lonely Planet, Time Out, Essentialist, Nashville Lifestyles, Eater Nashville, Eater Miami, Livability, Miami.com, Mommy Nearest, Neighborhoods.com, Care.com, UrbanDaddy, HCP Media, Citizine.tv, Liquor.com, Tennessee Visitor's Guide, Onboard Media and Vivala. jax@jaxwrites.com

RH Nashville Launches a New Wine Program

Peruse any roundup of top brunch spots in the city and you can bet your bottom silver dollar pancakes that RH Nashville is somewhere on that list. In a city with no shortage of ace brunch menus, it’s especially notable that a home furnishings retailer ranks high on that list. But for those who’ve chalked up the 70,000-square-foot Green Hills home-and-hospitality experience as a one-trick brunch pony, RH Nashville’s new mantra might just be: Hold my wine.

Culaccino Brings Nonna-Worthy Meatballs, Ravioli, and Wood-Fired Pies to Franklin

Culaccino, the culinary brainchild of chef Frank Pullara, officially threw open its doors in early January with plenty of al dente pasta and outdoor drinking on its mind. The 1,500-square-foot space, which features an expansive alfresco patio, boasts cozy space heaters and a generous fire pit for warming up hungry winter wanderers. Helping take the chill off the season: hearty, belly-warming plates of authentic homespun Italian fare from chef Pullara, who previously manned the kitchens of the a

Holiday Cocktail Recipes to Try At Home this Season

Pumpkin spice lattes get all of the press when it comes to seasonal drinks. But sometimes you want a little more spirit in your cup. Sure, the holiday kind. Also, the ABV kind. OK, mostly the ABV kind. Pouring a nip of rum into a piping hot cup of tea might do the trick. Or splashing some whiskey in your cup of joe. But you deserve more than that. Your quarantine bubble deserves more than that. And truth be told, sometimes it’s just too cold out to make the trek to your neighborhood bar.

Nashville Restaurants With Outdoor Seating That Have Reopened - Nashville

Nashville began a modified Phase Two of the Roadmap for Reopening plan on July 3rd. That means restaurants are back in business, offering dine-in service along with takeout. Before you rush the nearest host stand, here are a few things you should know: All restaurants must operate at 50% capacity, party sizes are limited to no more than six people, and a mask or face covering is required when you’re not seated at your table.

7 Miami Bars That Anchor Their Neighborhood

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Nearest Green Distillery

You’d almost be forgiven for driving past Shelbyville, a small, bucolic town located about 60 miles south of Nashville, where rolling pastoral lands give way to a place best known for Tennessee Walking Horses and pencil manufacturing. But now, the city is the gatekeeper for an important piece of Tennessee’s storied distilling history — the legacy of America’s first and only African American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green.

Where to Eat on Thanksgiving Day in Nashville, 2019

For those visiting, for those without the desire to host all those relatives and for those who despise dishwashing, give thanks — for these fine Nashville dining establishments providing an alternative come Thanksgiving day. These restaurants are all open on Thanksgiving, November 28 ready to throw down Turkey Day style, with some stress-free traditional feasts plus other outside the turkey box holiday options. The most stressful part of your day can be making reservations — but get that out of the way early, as it’s the busiest day of the year for many of these restaurants.
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