After the signing, we checked in to the River Inn and watched the gorgeous sunset.
It was breath-taking!
|The entrance portico at Graceland.|
On our second day, we went strait to Graceland. I must say that it exceeded my expectations!
The digital tour was incredibly well done and it was full of personal anecdotes and stories that really made the house come to life.
|The dining room with it's antique mirrored top - I love this because I could always check my lipstick! ;)|
|A detail of Pricilla and Elvis Presley's wedding China.|
|Downstairs in the tv room, the fireplace surround was mirrored when it was re-decorated in the 1970's. I love that this look as come back!|
|The tour states that Elvis's mother designed the poodle wallpaper in her powder room.|
|The best part of the tour? Seeing Elvis use his "TCB" logo (I'll call it a monogram!) everywhere, even on his plane! The plane is amazing! It is a part of the tour and worth taking the time to walk through.|
After a little bit of shopping in the Gibson Factory Store, we got the news that our flight was delayed due to weather so our charming host for the day, interior designer Ken Cummins whisked us off to Sun Studios for a great visit. Their guide was so enthusiastic about the history of music in Memphis and told wonderful stories about the Million Dollar Quartet - Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Our favorite coffee shop and snack spot along the way as Cafe Eclectic. It was charming and offered this little tidbit of advice on it's chalkboard.
Looking for more on Memphis? I love this article from the amazing Julia Reed.
I'd love to hear about your favorite spots in Memphis! Please leave a comment and let me know what you love about this amazing city!