Get to Know Nashville: Elizabeth Broyhill of Monkee's

Photo courtesy of Adrian Hitt.

You already know that Monkee's is the best shoe store in Nashville.  You voted them number one in this year's Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Reader's Poll.  But do you know the lovely lady behind Monkee's?  This month's Get to Know features owner, Elizabeth Broyhill.  It's easy to see the warm and friendly vibe at Monkee's definitely comes from Elizabeth's sunny personality.   


Your Style in Five Words or Less 

Plucky
Your Most Fabulous Fashion Moment 
Is yet to come…
 

You Can Never Have Too Many 

Shoes, of course!  Bracelets… specifically on my left arm.  Or god-children (they are way better than the real thing)! 
Type of Shoe or Boot that Best Defines You
My nearly-ancient pair of leopard print, pony-hair, pointed-toe Jimmy Choo pumps.
You Couldn’t Live Without
Faith, Hope, Love… (and Champagne!) 
Best Shoe Advice You’ve Given Someone
Treat vibrant color shoes as neutrals.  So, if you purchase a pair of bright green alligator pumps, wear them exactly as you would a nude pair of heels.

Favorite Designers

Shoes: Pura Lopez, Bourne, Frye, Jimmy Choo
Bags: Gucci, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, MZ Wallace, Deux Lux at Monkee’s for cheap & fun
Clothing: Lilly Pulitzer’s vintage and current glam looks, Target jeans & a Polo button down
Jewelry: Gerard Yosca

Favorite Hangouts

Monkee’s with my customers
Sweet CeCe’s with my god-daughter Anna Claire
City House on a date
Patterson House with my girlfriends
Brewhouse West for a Bushwhacker 
Favorite Escape
The swing in my back yard; in a rocking chair on the Jarrell ranch in Ashland City; or the porch of my family’s mountain house in Banner Elk, NC.  Without my Blackberry! 

Inspirations 
My precious Great-Grandmother Madeline Pennell whose favorite color was turquoise; who had a vast collection of costume jewelry; and who had royal purple carpeting in her formal living room.

This pic is too cute.  Check out the shoes in this closet!  Photo courtesy of Adrian Hitt.

Thanks Elizabeth!
 

Stop by and say hi to Elizabeth at Monkee's in the Hill Center.  Don't miss their Frye Trunk Show Saturday, October 30 from 10am-7pm.