Memphis is like a smaller, hotter, grungier version of Nashville. It's big on southern comfort food, blues and jazz. The people are friendly and quick to smile and their southern drawl brings to mind lazy afternoons sipping cool drinks in the shade. The sun glimmers like gold on the Mississippi River and everything moves slowly through the still and humid air.
The town comes alive at night when it cools down (particularly on a long weekend) with neon lights flashing bright and music pumping through the streets. After a long dinner at the Memphis Grille - which used to be a theater - we stumbled across an open air jazz session, fronted by Earl the Pearl... we never wanted it to end.
Our Memphis trip finished with what is surely the Memphis Pilgrimmage, a trip to Graceland, which is really worth a visit if you're ever down that way... even if you're not an Elvis fan!
From New York, with love xox