This is a phenomenal organization that gives young people the opportunity to play in a top-notch symphony and gain valuable musical and life skills. They put on great concerts, thanks to Maestro Danner and lots of hard work. A lifelong musician and former member of the orchestra, I really believe in the Memphis Youth Symphony and all it offers the community and the young people.
I've been to two weddings at this facility and they were both gorgeous. The layout of the building is ideal for a buffet-style reception. There are many rooms that all open into a center room that has a fountain and a really open feeling. It's easy to decorate since it is already so beautiful. You also have the option of putting a tent in the front yard for extended party space, but it's best to use some more lighting outside if you choose this option. Great space.
I've had good experiences with Another Roadside Attraction at many events - from just drink service to full banquet. The food selections are always yummy and the catering staff professional. I would definitely use them for my events again. Creative menus come at a cost, so don't be surprised by the sticker price.
Babcock gifts is a great shop for your wedding registry or other occasions that call for expensive gifts. Lovely selection of china, crystal, and pottery. They also carry the works of some of Memphis' best artisans (ie Baucum pottery). Some of Babcock's stuff is overpriced, but in general you know you're getting a great product. The staff are helpful.
I love Davis Kidd! Great selection of best-sellers, classics, and other finds. Very nice children's section and also great stationery. The whole store is well-lit and cheerful. And I LOVE their cafe. Yummy food and a nice relaxing atmosphere for enjoying your books or your company.
Burkes has a lot of used and vintage books, some hard-to-find types. But they often don't have what I'm looking for and it seems a little cramped. I like the staff and they're very knowledgeable and passionate about books. There usually aren't many people there, but they must do a great business because they've been there for so long! Enjoyable bookstore.
I've used Flowers by Sandy for years with much delight. Deliveries are always on time, arrangements are always tasteful, and everything has been perfect! The staff is great at helping you choose the perfect arrangement to suit your taste. Their website is standard and easy to use. Great store for every budget and taste.
Las Savell is a great neighborhood jeweler. It's convenient to downtown and midtown. Love the jewelry and the service. Wide array of prices to suit your needs. Gorgeous stuff. I will be buying my next diamonds here. Also of note, this jewelry store was featured in John Grisham's movie The Rainmaker.
Lichterman is a beautiful nature center in the heart of East Memphis. It is calm and serene, not to mention educational. Many a school group ventures there for field trips, but it's worth a look on your own time. They also will rehabilitate wild animals, if you ever find one in danger. A treasure.
This is a great tour of Philadelphia. It's a great way to get in some history in a quirky and fun way! The guides are very knowledgeable and interesting. It's best to book in advance with E-tickets, since the tours can fill up quickly. So much fun! Just the right amount of spooky and scary, too.