Vadis Turner

I met Vadis a few years back, and it happened in the most Nashville way possible. Over and over again, someone would ask me, “Have you met Vadis? You guys would really like each other." No one more vocally than my dearest Andra, whose humor and taste are beyond question.

My first impression of Vadis occurred upon entering her beautiful summer home on Old Hickory Lake at sunset. It was a costume party, and she seemed to glide towards me, like a love orb--so beautiful and full of light. She felt like someone I had known for a long time, or wanted to, and we have nurtured that friendship since then. I was quite literally girlfriend lovestruck from the day we met. So, thanks Nashville community and Andra. You were RIGHT!

Vadis is a powerful visual artist, an incredible mother and the best friend a person could have. She is fun, loyalty, compassion and adventure all wrapped in one. She also happens to be a stunning beauty.

So this week it is my great honor to share this extraordinary person in her own words and in my designs. I am so grateful she was willing to get down to her skivvies for me. (Thank you, friend.)

Name one thing you're proudest of.

My two sons.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?

Honesty is a currency.

Tell us your best beauty secret.

I use almond oil as eye makeup remover.

What is your favorite thing to do when nothing is being asked of you?

Read in bed or go to the movies alone.

What is your dream vacation?

I am the action packed adventure traveler type. I want to climb the pyramid, eat the street food, find a local bar, get lost and hit all the markets.

 All photos by Heidi Ross.