The Southern Wave is a lifestyle blog out of Nashville, TN. Join The Wave for professional and personal posts exploring life in Music City, travel destinations, music, fashion, food, inspiration, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle trends!

“I am thrilled to share this incredible life with my readers and hope you find comfort and familiarity in my stories and interests as you ride your own wave in this sea of life!” 

With Love, Monica 


[THE] Greatest Things

  • Sundresses
  • Laughter
  • Small beach towns
  • Christmas
  • Love, love movies, weddings, love stories, ANYTHING LOVE
  • Penn State
  • Spontaneous road trips
  • Oolong tea
  • Essential oils
  • New planners
  • Fresh mojitos
  • Good Morning America
  • Beach hair
  • Organized rooms
  • Snowy mornings
  • Game day tailgates


Monica | Founder & Creator | Nashville, TN

Monica is a 2015 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a BA in public relations from the College of Communications. Born and raised in Mechanicsburg, PA, she was surrounded by a family of entrepreneurs at her parent’s breakfast restaurant, Diener’s, alongside her younger sister Veronica. Monica has a passion for volunteering, the outdoors, travel, and new experiences. After graduation she relocated to Nashville, TN where she is working for a PR & marketing firm as their Media Strategist. Monica started The Southern Wave to share her love of a colorful, coastal lifestyle with her new home in middle Tennessee.


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