SPACES Mag May 2011 - Run for the Roses
Fashion consultant Jessie Artigue styles, writes & models for a Kentucky Derby-themed piece in the May 2011 of Kansas City's SPACES Magazine.
Run for the Skip the pricey bleacher seats at Churchill Downs and celebrate the Kentucky Derby closer to home with horses and hats, mint juleps and soul-warming southern fare oses Called the most exciting two minutes in all of sports, it's no surprise that the southern panache surrounding the Kentucky Derby (held this year on May 7) spreads so easily to the metro. Kansas City actually has a winning history with the rosy race. The 1938 trophy went to a copper-brown colt named Lawrin, who was born and bred on Prairie Village's Woolford Farm, land that is now Mission Road Antique Mall, Corinth Shopping Center and Corinth Downs. So really, it's your obligation as a Kansas Citian to throw a charmingly posh Derby party packed with springtime blooms (our gorgeous palette of pink and peach petals was arranged by Beco Flowers), traditional Derby dishes and hat-bedecked guests. Don't stress. We're here with all the resources you'll need to jockey your bash from the first toast to the finish line. story by elyse weidner | photographed by aaron leimkuehler clockwise from left: Eye on the prize! A silver trophy from Mission Road Antique Mall corrals an arrangement of red garden roses by Beco Flowers while an unsaddled contender looks on. You can't do Derby without a bevy of widebrimmed hats; both the veiled peach topper and the straw hat with silk bow are available at The Missing Piece in Westport and Crown Center. Elegant tapers in a beautiful petal pink shade by Creative Candles hold court in silver candelabras from Mission Road Antique Mall. Opposite page: A table literally blooming with a show-stopping pink and peach centerpiece arrangement welcomes guests, by Beco Flowers. 138 | KANSAS CITY SPACES clockwise from top: It's easy to get carried away with festive flair when dressing your table (and yourself for that matter--but more on that later) for a Kentucky Derby affair. To keep your table from tilting over-the-top, choose a simple, uncovered surface to anchor your flowery spread and surround it with unfussy chairs. An elegant white linen napkin monogrammed and bordered with pink and green embroidery and gathered in a blooming napkin ring, both available at Sharyn Blond Linens, are the perfect accompaniments. If you're not lucky enough to throw your fete in the center of a thriving horse farm, find unexpected ways to work in equestrian touches like horseshoes, prize ribbons or old racing photos. An oversize julep vase holds roses and peonies in shades of pink, arranged by Beco Flowers. At left and below: Our menu (housed in a frame from Webster House) features traditional southern dishes like beef tenderloin with Henry Bain sauce, a topping famously created by a Louisville waiter of that name. A bourbon hazelnut pecan pie, made by Sara Bleything of Sorelle Pie Bakery and on a cake plate from Scandia Down, is served with cr�me de menthe-infused whipped cream. above: Fashion blogger and stylist Jessie Artigue (styleandpepper.com) tops off her spring look with a striped hat from The Missing Piece. M AY 2 0 1 1 | 141 clockwise from left: Artigue in a hat from Donna's Dress Shop. Vintage pieces like this skirt are available for purchase through Artigue's online shop The Spice Rack, thespicerack.storenvy. com. A fresh spin on a southern staple: grits, cheese and onion souffl�. Flowers by Beco Flowers. THE MOD HATTER Hats off to local fashion blogger and stylist Jessie Artigue for showing off our locally curated collection of lovely lids. Here, she dishes on how to get that chic Derby style Any sporting event that practically requires a fabulous hat is a winner in my book. The tradition of wearing an elaborate headpiece to the Derby actually started as part of the event's dress code--the big brims a necessity for horse racing spectators not lucky enough to take in the trot from under cover of Louisville's strong rays. Now, hats have turned into the ultimate social status symbols and have become an opportunity to showcase personal style. When styling my clients for special events, I use the opportunity to incorporate trends they may not get a chance to wear every day. Bold floral patterns, sheer lace and mixed prints are all especially perfect for springtime events, and a mixture of ladylike separates looks wonderful when paired with an understated shoe or other feminine accessories. One tip on mixing prints: Look for pieces that share colors or keep the size of the prints on the same scale. How to choose the right Derby hat? The wider the brim the better--and extra points for flowers and feathers. clockwise from top left: The seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth guests at our Kentucky Derby soir�e? The fiercely fabulous wide-brimmed hats! (This selection available from The Missing Piece in Westport and Crown Center, Donna's Dress Shop on 39th Street and Webster House in the Crossroads.) Silver horseshoe frames from Webster House are filled with a neutral card stock, marked with a suiting stamp and used as place cards. Created by Beco Flowers in the Crossroads, this springtime floral arrangement features roses, peonies and locally grown tulips--succeeding in both setting the sweetly pink color palette for our table and upping the Derby dramatics. The metallic-rimmed rose dishes are available at River Market Antique Mall. Place mats at Sharyn Blond Linens; silver flatware at the Mission Road Antique Mall. by jessie artigue of styleandpepper .com and theconcretecatwalk .com Under petal pink tapers from Creative Candles and a colorful centerpiece arrangement by Beco Flowers, glass water goblets from Scandia Down and polished pewter wine goblets from Mission Road Antique Mall bring the springtime Derby spread back down to earth. THAI TAVERN JULEP Created by David Smuckler of Tavern in the Village 2 ounces Basil Hayden's Bourbon 1 sprig sweet basil 1 sprig mint 1 slice English cucumber .75 ounce house-made lavender simple syrup Build all ingredients in julep glass, muddle, shake with vigor and serve over cracked ice. Garnish with a slice of English cucumber and a sprig of basil. clockwise from left: Artigue accessorizes her feminine Derbyday look with a gold-filled horseshoe-shaped charm necklace handcrafted by Lawrence-based Early Jewelry (available locally at Hemline and Spool). You can't talk Kentucky Derby without mentioning mint juleps. David Smuckler, the master mixologist at the newly opened Tavern in the Village restaurant, puts his own local spin on the southern standard with the Thai Tavern Julep; julep cups at Mission Road Antique Mall. Petite bourbon hazelnut pecan pies, made by Sara Bleything of Sorelle Pie Bakery, are topped with individual dollops of cr�me de menthe-infused homemade whipped cream and the bakery's signature chocolate 'S.' 144 | KANSAS CITY SPACES JUDITH JAM SON, ARTIST JUDI TH JAMI SON , AR TIST IC DIRE CTOR T STIC E CT R S T Masazu mi Chaya , ASSOCI ATE AR TISTIC DIRECT OR asazumi Chaya, m OCIA A R TISTI R O ST Robert Battle , AR TISTIC DIRECT OR DESIGN ATE obert ttle, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DESIGNA TI roasted beef tenderloin with henry bain sauce grits, cheese and onion souffl� Serves 4 2 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup onion, chopped 3/4 cup leek, chopped 1-1/2 cups whole milk, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup quick-cooking grits 4 large eggs, separated 3 green onions, chopped 1 cup (packed) grated hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese (about 4 ounces), divided Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Butter souf- Serves 6 to 8 3 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied living arrangements by Outside Interiors Kauffman Center ffm for the Performing Arts November 14 � 20, 2011 ovembe 1 2 2011 mb 1 Gala 2011 Satu day, Novem r Gala 2011 ~ Saturday, November 19 tur e as necessary 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup A.1. Steak Sauce 1/3 cup Heinz Chili Sauce 1/3 cup ketchup 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce 2 tablespoons Major Grey's Chutney P R E S E N T E D B Y Heat oven to 450 degrees and arrange a rack w w w. kc f a a . o r g w. fl� dish. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and leek; saut� 3 minutes. Mix in 1-1/4 cups whole milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt, then grits; bring to simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until thick, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk remaining 1/4 cup milk and yolks in small bowl to blend. Remove grits from heat. Stir in yolk mixture, then green onions and 3/4 cup cheese. Beat whites in medium bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold into grits in 3 additions. Divide mixture among prepared dishes (mixture will come all the way to top of dishes). Spring with 1/4 cup cheese. Bake souffl� until puffed and brown on top, about 18 minutes. Serve immediately. Recipe courtesy of epicurious.com buttermilk biscuits in the upper third. Place meat on a rack over a baking sheet and rub with oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides and let meat come to room temperature while the oven is heating, at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thick and coats the back of a rubber spatula without running off, about 15 minutes. Roast tenderloin until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads about 100 degrees, about 10 to 15 minutes. 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