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Hot times in Nashville, from park picks to picnics, swimsuits to barbecue

Summer Guide 2012

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Whether you're an off-duty NFL receiver keeping your skills sharp, a restless eater looking for the best barbecue within a day's drive or an urban seeker in search of live music, lush refuge or big-screen diversion inside the city limits,our annual Summer Guide makes you feel fine with some of Nashville's best hot-weather happenings.

Kenny Britt
wide receiver, Tennessee Titans
Favorite thing about Nashville summers: playing Call of Duty inside, playing in the pool with his daughter or going to the zoo

Kenny Britt

  • Wearing: Marina water swim trunks, by Southern Tide, $79.50, Levy's | Photo: Eric England | Photo assistant: Sinclair Kelly | Stylist: Priya Mani | Location: The Titans' practice field

Susannah Herring
owner, Hot Yoga Plus
Favorite thing about Nashville summers: Musicians Corner
Susannah Herring

  • Wearing: Teal one-piece swimsuit, by La Blanca, $119, Everything But Water Cream/pearl coral necklace, $62, Plucky | Photo: Eric England | Stylist: Priya Mani | Location: Percy Priest Lake

Jennifer Harbin
aka DJ Dali Drama
Favorite thing about Nashville summers: pool parties; "I love being around water."
Jennifer Harbin

  • Wearing: lace bustier top, $120, Bone Feather lace high waisted bottoms, $112, Bone Feather | Turquoise and glass bead necklace by Sue Surdi Designs, $220, Levy's | Photo: Eric England | Stylist: Priya Mani | Location: the pool at the Viridian

Nashville Grizzlies
From left: Jamie day, Marquise Thomas, Mark Pilkington, Brandon Khanna, Jeremy Dykes, Drew Gunn
Favorite thing about Nashville summers: "getting together for Sunday Fundays (actually, any days) on some of the patios at bars in Five Points in East Nashville."
Nashville Grizzlies

  • Wearing (from left): All suits from Levy's | Red swim trunks, Southern Tide, $79.50 | Multi mokihana swim trunks, Robert Graham, $168 | Navy Happy Go Cargo swim trunks, Tommy Bahama, $58 | Tangerine Getting Lucky swim trunks, Tommy Bahama, $68 | Multi jacaranda swim trunks, Robert Graham, $168 | Blue Villlandry swim trunks, Robert Graham, $168 | Photo: Eric England | Photo Assistant: Sinclair Kelly | Stylist: Priya Mani | Location: the Grizzlies practice field

Carmen Jaudon
Owner, Closet Case Vintage Favorite thing about Nashville summers: somewhat ironically, "just about anything that doesn't require wearing a swimsuit."
Carmen Jaudon

  • Wearing: Vintage suit, model's own | Photo: Eric England | Stylist: Carmen Jaudon | Location: Fourth Avenue South

More Summer Guide:

* Get Out: From food trucks to Close Encounters, five reasons to leave your house this summer

* Here Comes the Sun: We're solar generation partners. We have the power — and so can you

* Pit Stops: Tips for world-class barbecue worth a road trip, from Martin's to Memphis and beyond

* Parks and Recreation: Ten Nashville parks you might not have known about — and shouldn't miss

* Blood Rival: Mosquitoes are a worthy foe, so your best bet is to know thine enemy well

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