Tiffany; Barista Parlor Alleyway; East Nashville, TN

Tiffany-- one of my really close friends who continues to get closer--was in Nashville (visiting from Lexington, KY) on a business trip. We met-up at Barista Parlor, take 2, to commence an all-hang out. We consumed pour over coffee, the best chocolate bars in your life and also digested some intense catch-up talks. We took a breather to step outside and document some beauty...including Tiffany looking as if she could be in That 70's Show with her long, flowy blond locks, her cape from Urban Outfitters, and these amazing, high-waisted Imogene and Willie Catherine jeans. In addition, there is an incredible mural, just behind the fenced-wall of Barista Parlor that takes you down an alley way. I had so many pictures of her that it was hard to decide what to post on Instagram. So I'm using this blog as an outlet to post and document as many as I can of this BEAUT!

Some things I love about Tiffany and our friendship:


  • motivating encouragement to actualize your own creativity and goals
  • use of emoticons and exclamation marks in all of her texts 
  • commitment and discipline to a healthy lifestyle
  • commitment to her family and relationships with her 2 sisters (I also have two sisters!)
  • walk or "strut"...even in grocery stores
  • unique approach to humor that reveals itself on Facebook and in storytelling
  • "Jersey" roots that also come out in subtle ways
  • enunciation of words like "mountains"
  • peanut butter cookies and bourbon hot cocoa with sea-salt maple whipped cream 


  • on our first night hanging out, I accidentally tripped her dancing on her roof and she slid down, almost falling off...BUT she was super cool and hilarious about it.
  • Hanging out with her is ALWAYS inspiring  
  • our first friend date was us getting our hair dyed together at Fleet Street (me going to bleach blonde!)
  • we both have an equal commitment to vulnerability, honesty and accountability in our friendship

Go visit her website here!

Rooftop Photoshoot Duel

Almost a month ago, I dropped by Tiffany's apartment for a spontaneous visit, as we hadn't seen each other in nearly 2 months-- It's crazy that two friends can live in the same "small" town, share similar routes and coordinates of interest, yet not see each other without making concerted effort. Anyway, I stopped by adorable abode and ended up waking her from a cat nap (sorry Tiffany!). We talked for a while, sharing adventures while we sat opposite of each other on her mirroring couches.

It just so happened that the same day, I was finishing up the Urban Outfitters guide to Lexington (see my post here or their post here), and I was needing some all-encompassing photos that represented the city. Tiffany has the perfect rooftop view with easy access that looks out over the charming downtown and "skyline". At the end of conversing, I hopped out to snap a few pics, while she stayed cozy, wrapped up on the couch. However, after snapping a few of the city from the invigorating viewpoint, I heard her sneak out onto the roof, and she started photographing me, photographing the city (it should be noted that I love anything META, or any subject teetering on a mise en abyme...

(all pictures above were taken by Tiffany Mitchell)

...I continued photographing Lexington, but for a moment, I turned the camera on Tiffany for a Rooftop Duel to capture her in her comfy jammies: something that's a rarity for the stunning fashion forward lady of Lexington [check out her Instagram (@tifforelie) and you'll know what I mean]. So, I relished seeing her in her most comfortable and found her to be just as striking and adorable. To refer back to the title of this blog, if this were, in fact, a Rooftop Photoshoot Duel, Tiffany would have definitely won the battle for all sorts of reasons. As you can see from above, she's such a talented photographer. Nevertheless, here are the few shots I managed to get of Tiffany. Also, I'm including some of the pictures of the city (the photos that I took while Tiffany was photographing me taking those photos --mise en abyme of sorts). 

(All photos below taken by me)