Almost six years ago I was pulled kicking and screaming out of my beloved New York City. I was headed to Vanderbilt, and the thought of spending the next four years in Tennessee was not a decision I was particularly pleased with. As a naive teenager, I thought I was en route to the land of hillbillies and tumbleweeds.
While it probably goes without saying that college was the best four years of my life, one of my greatest takeaways has been a love of southern culture. From the decadent food to the charming cities of Charleston, New Orleans and more, I have a deep respect and appreciation for the South. After four years of college and two years of employment in Nashville, I’m finally heading home to New York. Though I wont be pulled kicking and screaming this time, I am definitely sad to be leaving! In honor of my move, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite Southern finds – enjoy! Anna.