Wrapping up a month of food, friends and finds.

How did Nashville pack so much great stuff into one month? Maybe the same way we fit all our finds for the tent sale into the truck: you cram every single ounce of space like it’s a game of Tetris. And then you realize you left your wallet in there somewhere. Between the Music City Eats wine tasting here at the Studio, the Americana Music Festival at the Ryman, and the moonshine event down the block, we’ve been pretty spoiled. We got to talk vintage furniture with the good folks from the soon-to-open 404 Hotel + Kitchen and Josephine restaurant, two places we’ve been excited about for months. Leagues brought us vinyl for our new record player. Another friend brought us ice cream. An Icelander showed up in a thunderstorm to break our betting streak, a tiny person came in to try on our sunglasses, and Mickey, Bucky, Dave, Marco & Jim played one of the best sets we’ve heard yet. Now we’re gearing up for Italy…see you soon, new boots. Thanks for everything, September. We can’t believe you’re leaving us already. Fall 2013, the bar has been set.