hmmessinger "...he had failed to kill his loneliness, but only made it worse, he had written her, the first one, the one who left him, a letter telling her how he had never been able to kill it...How when he thought he saw her outside the Regence one time it made him go all faint and sick inside, and that he would follow a woman who looked like her in some way, along the Boulevard, afraid to see it was not she, afraid to lose the feeling it gave him...How what she had done could never matter since he knew he could not cure himself of loving her." Happy birthday, Papa, you old romantic. 1d

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hmmessinger Humid, humming summer evening. 3d

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hmmessinger I've caught a stomach bug and it's pouring rain here in Nashville, but I have to say that the bouquet I got from @humbleflowersinthebend is doing a more than able job of cheering me up. The sweet girls in the Humble Flowers stand at @12southfrmsmkt let me assemble my own arrangement and taught me what the flowers from cotton and marshmallow plants look like 4d

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hmmessinger You could cry, or die, or just make pies all day 5d

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hmmessinger East side light. #vscocam 6d

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hmmessinger This happens to be the only kind of ham I like. #kirklandthedog #vsco #pitmix 1w

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hmmessinger Happy birthday from @officialhotchicken, 'Merica! With beer from @yazoobrew and hot chicken skins from @prbutcher 3w

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hmmessinger Yesterday was especially good because I got to hang out with @jennifer_jeremias, then @ruthielindsey and the @jennifer_jeremias *again.* This is Jennifer's majorly retro-cool blue sink that is going to be featured on @pandaheadmorgan and don't you know it's full of peaches from @thepeachtruck ! 3w

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hmmessinger One more from yesterday with @rawnutmilk because as good as the coconut/peach was, the salted chocolate and vanilla bean was even better! And yes, for those of you who missed the footnote, CiCi is the sister of @crystalrosebogan (aka @thegrilledcheeserie )! 3w

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hmmessinger How cute is my new friend CiCi @rawnutmilk ?? Here she is making almond milk flavored with coconut, peach, wildflower honey, and cardamom...and yes, it was every bit as tasty as it sounds! 3w

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hmmessinger Oops...I went out on this hot summer afternoon to get a cold one from @puresodaworks and came home with these ultra-dreamy @nisoloshoes. 3w

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hmmessinger It's that time of year when all of Nashville sounds like a broken record singin' Lord I love @thepeachtruck (and I'm singin' along) 3w

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hmmessinger @thebloomyrind @prbutcher y'all done good. 4w

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hmmessinger Last Friday I had the pleasure of eating this picture-perfect meal at Tørst and the good fortune to share it with my long-time Internet friend and new real-life friend, @beerbitty ! Pictured: Bavarian cheese, marinated olives, lamb sweetbreads, and duck confit sandwich. Not pictured: lots of beer and beardy bartenders. 4w

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hmmessinger Sour, wonderful miche from @biencuitnyc AT the @food52 office earlier. Today was alright 1mon

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hmmessinger Brooklyn treasures. 1mon

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hmmessinger Charred, crusty bread doused in olive oil, perfectly seasoned greens, poached eggs, ricotta salata | Marlow & Sons, Brooklyn 1mon
  •   thecordelle Wow 1mon
  •   loveforhealthy Yummm 1mon
  •   restingroost What said!!! 1mon
  •   emmakmorris Okay, so glad I saw this because I will be in Brooklyn in less than two weeks and needed more restaurants to visit! 2w
  •   hmmessinger Yes, @emmakmorris enjoy- @torst_nyc and Prune in the East Village are also wonderful! 2w
  •   emmakmorris Thanks so much for the recommendations! Someone else told me Prune's avocado sandwich...but I looked on the menu and they no longer have it! I'm a vegetarian so it's slightly more difficult for me to find places with more options than sides. Mmm Torst looks fantastic! Thanks again 2w
  •   hmmessinger @emmakmorris oh there's a place called Iris Cafe in Brooklyn Heights that has amazing avocado toast and lots of veg options, not to mention it's on one of the prettiest streets I've ever seen! 2w
  •   emmakmorris I know just where it is! Last time we were in town we stayed with friends on that street and ate breakfast there! They happened to be out of avocado (!!!) though so thanks for the reminder! Will definitely go back 2w

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hmmessinger Salted caramel macaron | Gaby et Jules, Pittsburgh 1mon

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hmmessinger Bobby's Dairy Dip season #nashville #vscocam #icecream #dangeorgefine 1mon

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hmmessinger These humid summer nights have left me jonesing for sweet #corn pots de creme topped with strawberry lime compote (recipe on my site). #dessert #vsco #potsdecreme 1mon

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