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CONTENTS December 2014
OUTTAKES 40 44 46 48 60 64 70 78 80 82 85 86 93 96 97 98 99 100 101 105 107 110 111 112 113
Art On Fire Boo! Ball Walk Like an Egyptian Barnyard Ball Chef’s Celebrity Gala Harbor Town Dog Show & Festival Heels & Hoops Orpheum Theatre Annual Grand Auction Monster’s Ball Hard Rock Cafe Grand Opening St. Jude Garden Harvest Merry Grizzmas Santa & Frozen 150 Days of Giving Merry Marketplace Masquerade Charity Ball Best Buddies Memphis Gala American Marketing Association Founding Member Mixer 20Twelve Holiday Open House Howl at the Moon Germantown Arts Alliance Gala Sip Around the World Memphis Symphony League Luncheon Eden Spa & Laser/Dr. Neumon Goshorn Grand Opening Garden District Annual Holiday Party
FEATURES 42 Staff Recipes 67 Gift Guide 88 Life Lessons at Madonna Learning Center 90 Sprezzatura 92 On the Mark: Q&A with Jimmy Ogle 94 Carpenter Art Garden
Fashion: Getting Cozy with Madonna Learning Center 73 Culinary: Food for Fêtes 104 Travel: A Chicago Holiday 106 Arts 108 4Music 114 READ Book Review 116 Celebrating Marriage 118 More4Memphis
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Letter From the Publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 . יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָׁשלֹום,לֹומּה ָ כִּ י ִב ְׁש:יְ הוָ ה- ֶאל, וְ ִה ְת ַּפלְ לּו ַבעֲ ָדּה, ֲא ֶׁשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָׁש ָּמה,שלֹום ָהעִ יר-ת ְׁ ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:40 The staff of 4Memphis is excited to share this very special issue of our magazine. This December issue marks the start of the fourth year of publishing 4Memphis. It has been such a rewarding experience to see the growth of the magazine as the advertisement pages have helped local businesses thrive (we don’t accept advertisement for businesses that destroy the economy of the Mid-South) and the editorial pages help a growing number of ministries that support the needs of the Mid-South. We are particularly proud of this issue’s fashion section because of the uniqueness of the models helping to highlight the great clothes of some of Memphis’ best stores. The mission of 4Memphis from its beginning was to promote all the positives that are being lived throughout the Mid-South. I have jokingly said that we have no integrity when it comes to promoting Memphis. We focus on the people and organizations that are helping the “least” of our community, and leave the hardhitting news stories to the other media outlets. The irony in many of our stories is that the “least” in our community should often be envied for the joy and gratefulness they live out daily in their lives. There is no truer statement than the children and young adults of the Madonna Learning Center. These special young adults are the models that grace the pages of our fashion section this month. They find joy in all that they do, and we pray that our readers will receive as much joy as we did in working with them as you read the pages of our fashion and about the work of The Madonna Learning Center. While being a parent for one of these special children brings many challenges, particularly in the early years, there are studies showing that families with Down Syndrome children have less stress than more traditional families. (1)
Madonna Learning Center opened in 1969 and moved to its current campus on Poplar Avenue in heart of old Germantown in 1996. I have driven by the campus every day going to and from my house for the past 16 years; it has been easy for most of us to drive right by this hidden campus having little appreciation for the work being done there for some of Memphis’ most special citizens. The Madonna Learning Center will no longer be hidden thanks to a $10 million construction project to their campus. The construction is underway, but they still need the public to help fund the remaining balance of $1.8 million, which has yet to be pledged. 4Memphis, through The Memphis Love Challenge, asks you to pull the enclosed envelope in our magazine and help the Madonna Learning Center successfully complete its $10 million Capital Campaign. To paraphrase Matthew, we at 4Memphis truly believe that whatever we do for the least of our fellow citizens of Memphis, we do for all the citizens of Memphis. That is a true gift from God this Season of Christmas and Hanukkah! Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker
Sloper, T. & Turner, S. (1993). Family factors and parents’ report of behaviour problems in 6-14 year old children with Down’s syndrome. In C. Kiernan (Ed.) Research to Practice? Implications of research on the challenging behaviour of people with learning disability. Kidderminster, UK; BILD Publications. Pp 69
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Caroline is quite the social butterfly. She said her favorite part of her day is coming to school at Madonna Learning Center and seeing her friends. Sweatshirt, Scarf: Peridot; Model: Caroline Donalson; Photography by Trey Clark
ABOUT THE TOC Dillon carries himself with a quiet sophistication. He needed almost no direction during the shoot and worked the pockets like a pro! Shirt, Sweater, Trousers: Oak Hall; Model: Dillon Tatum; Photography by Trey Clark
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Art on Fire
Dixon Gallery & Gardens Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The 5th Annual Art on Fire party heated up the South Lawn of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens the last Saturday in October. A roaring bonfire was the centerpiece for the festive fall soiree. Entertainment including fire dancers, live music, a drumming group, and noshes from the biggest names in Memphis eateries made this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art on Fire the hottest ticket in town. dixon.org
John Moore, Christina Vranich, Erin Hatley & Ed Coleman
Danny Hopper, Chantal Drake, Joey Miller & Amy Gregory
Farrar Vaughn, Megan Federico & Tina Drewry
Miranda & Jeremy Harbor
John Straton with Eric, Mary & John Catmur
Mandy Gootzeit & Grace Askew
Kaylee Raggio, Austin Roberts, Rachel & Kiley Butler
Kimberly & Elliot Perry with Michael & Mary Conley
Hannah Hardin, Lane Cross & Sarah Varner
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Rena Chiozza & Rose Ann
Juan Pena & Lance Morton
Molly O' Malley & Elsa Rosado
John & Leah Jackson
Yvonne Sievert & Brian Lowery
Kevin Sharp & Allison Hopper
Mary Kate & Bill Brandon
William & Sarah Sheperd
Kirk Williams & Lauren Watson
Christopher & Allison Cook
Anna Mullins & Alex Rosenthal
John & Laura Gray McCann
Kathryn Gilliland, Weetie Whittemore & Kathryn Painter
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4Memphis, 4You Our Favorite Festive Food We at 4Memphis attend a ton of parties a year. However, our favorite festive foods are what we serve at home among family and friends. So whether they are the hit of every gathering or simply serve up some nostalgia, here are our staff picks for our favorite holiday dishes.
Hot Bacon Swiss Dip Jim Walker, Publisher
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese 1/2 c Miracle Whip 4 oz shredded Swiss cheese 2 tsp green onion slices 8 slices of crispy bacon, crumbled ½ c buttery crackers, crushed I have claimed this recipe as “mine” for 30 years. It is a big hit at every holiday party, but be advised: purchase your Swiss cheese ahead of time. Stores run out of it quickly during the holidays! Microwave cream cheese on 50% power for 30 seconds. Mix in Miracle Whip and Swiss cheese until well blended. Spoon into 2 ½ cup casserole. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon crumbles and crackers.
Br. Joel’s Prune Cake
Stephanie Beliles, Editor Stephanie and Philip Beliles, circa 1986 My mother made this when Br. Joel McGraw of Christian Brothers High School lost his mother. She had ascertained that prune cake was Br. Joel’s favorite and wanted to make it for him as a sign of deepest sympathy (and a token of appreciation for allowing my brother to make it through four years and graduate). She found and modified a recipe, and then made a duplicate for our family. It still serves as my birthday cake of choice. This year, Br. Joel is celebrating his 50 Year Jubilee with CBHS, and I encourage all those who hold this remarkable man in high regard to make a prune cake in his honor. 2 cups sugar and 1 stick butter (cream together) 3 eggs (add to creamed sugar and butter one at a time) (Sift together the following): 2 cups flour 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp ground clove 1 tsp soda 1 tsp salt Add to sugar mixture alternately with 1 cup buttermilk. Then add the following: 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1 cup cooked prunes (stewed- no seeds) Bake in bundt pan that’s been greased and floured for one hour at 325 degrees. Let cool than ice. For the icing: Bring to boil 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup buttermilk, 42 / 4Memphis
½ tsp soda. Let cool slightly. Piece cake still in pan with a pick or knife and pour icing over. Let all set and cool completely before removing from pan.
Sandi Butler Hughes, Managing Editor Sister Schubert rolls (or other rolls of your liking) 1 stick butter 4-5 green onions, chopped 3 T mustard (Dijon, German, horseradish, or your favorite) 1 lb shaved ham This recipe was adapted and has evolved from a Natalie Dupree recipe from the early 1990’s. You can use rolls, biscuits, or hoagie rolls, and the meat can be shaved ham, leftover ham from Christmas dinner, Cajun roast beef, or whatever deli meat you prefer. Add Swiss cheese if you like. It is perfect from brunch to Bunko, plus the rolls can also be assembled and frozen ahead of time.
Cathy Farrell, Account Executive This recipe has been a Christmas favorite at our annual Book Club dinner. This December marks our 29th year together. Each year Jana Pettey hosts the holiday celebration, and this recipe is one of our treasured traditions. This is Jana Pettey’s recipe. It has been our official Book Club Christmas Dessert for 29 years! Put ¾ cup crushed vanilla wafer crumbs in the bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 inch pan. Set aside. Melt two squares unsweetened chocolate and 2/3 cup butter over heat. Stir in: 2 cup confectioner’s sugar 2 slightly beaten egg yolks 1 cup chopped pecans 1 tsp vanilla
To prepare, melt butter then add onions. After the onions are soft, stir in mustard. Spread butter mixture on top and bottom of roll, add ham, and bake until lightly toasted and warmed through.
Fold into the mixture 2 stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour over crumbs in pan and chill until firm. Top with ½ gallon softened peppermint ice cream. Sprinkle top with 1/3 cup chopped pecans and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Wrap in aluminum foil and freeze. Then cut into squares.
Elvis’ (my pup!) Doggie Soup
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Mark Rameriz, Senior Account Executive 2 qt. Water 1qt. Organic Chicken Broth 2 medium carrots - coarse chopped 1 medium potato - dice coarse 1 medium Sweet Potato - dice coarse 2 cups -Chopped Green Beans Bring to a rolling Boil optional ; 1/2 cup Rice add one Whole Rotisserie Chicken (Elvis like the ones from Costco) 4 lg. Eggs - mixed up yokes broken
Bring to a slow boil then simmer for 45 min. to 1 hour. Pull meat off bones throughout boiling – discard bones. Let cool and add to dry dog food of choice, enough to coat dry food, with meat & veggies not floating. I enjoy Elvis’ Soup too, with some diced/chopped Cilantro & Green Onion and a dollop of Sour Cream... albeit No Dry Dog Food. Salt & Pepper to taste and a Hunk of Sour Dough Bread slathered w/ Butter
Ben Williams, Art Director
One of the greatest holiday joys for my growing family is developing new traditions. It has become our custom to put some soup on the stove on Christmas morning while we open presents. This year, we’ll be warming up with our favorite taco soup and we’d like to share the cheer with you. 1lb ground beef 1 can corn 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 can Mexican stewed tomatoes 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can pinto beans 1 can kidney beans 1 pkg taco seasoning 1 pkg ranch dressing seasoning Brown beef and drain of fat. Return to pot and add all cans, undrained. Add seasoning packets. Stir and let come to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer 1 hour. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortilla chips.
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Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mansion, the Pink Palace Museum, hosted the Boo! Ball on Friday, October 24th, and the night was frightfully full of fun. Guests donned elaborate costumes and sipped Witches Brew cocktails, all in the spirit of the Halloween gala! memphismuseums.org
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Walk Like an Egyptian Avant-Garde Party Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art recently hosted a royal party fit for a pharaoh with their annual Avant-Garde Party. Cleopatra, Ramesses and Nefertiti would have felt welcomed in the “Walk Like an Egyptian” gathering. A hookah lounge was a cozy spot as belly dancers entertained. As would be expected of such a regal affair, the food was abundant and plentiful, as were the libations for the Avant-Garde party-goers. brooksmuseum.org
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Memphis Farmers Market Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Memphis Farmers Market hosted the Barnyard Ball, and guests harvested a great time! The Market Pavillion was transformed into a perfect party corral on a cool fall night in Downtown Memphis, and this hoedown was a downright success. The Winter Market continues Saturday, December 6th and 13th for late-season produce and holiday offerings. memphisfarmersmarket.org
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Memphis finally is cold come December. It is the time to reflect on good times with family and count your blessings, all while cozying up with one another. We could not be more thankful for the beautiful work the students from Madonna Learning Center have done this month: they were picture-perfect models. Their patience, attitudes, and gratitude are true testaments to the staff and resources from the center, as well as those around them. There is no better way to feel warm and fuzzy this month than enjoying these fireside looks sported by the inspiring young people of Madonna Learning Center.
Elizabeth Ann is a natural model. She was the most excited about her big debut, and one can see why: her smile steals the show! Sweater: Lanskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; Necklace: 20twelve Model: Elizabeth Ann Neel
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Adrian loves to read. He was even sitting quietly and reading a book while waiting to be photographed. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even let the doting girls distract him! Trousers, Shirt, Pullover, Cap: Lanskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Model: Adrian Salem
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There was no need for styling Shelby; she meticulously worked on her hair, and it was better work than what we could have done. She also met a new love interest that day: cashmere. Sweater, Scarf: Oak Hall | Model: Shelby Stewart
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Some of the classrooms were chilly that day, including the one used for wardrobe. When staff apologized for styling with cold hands, Rachel replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cold hands mean a warm heart.â&#x20AC;? That warmed us all. Leggings, Sweater, Necklace: Heather Boutique & Spa Model: Rachel Donaldson
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The day of the shoot marked Saraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17th birthday. She was eagerly anticipating sharing her favorite cupcakes with her friends later to celebrate. She said this dress made her feel like Princess Anna from Frozen. Dress, Headband: Lori James Model: Sara Stallings
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When Matthew walked onto wardrobe, he looked at every garment bag and knew every store (he is obviously no stranger to Oak Hall and Lanksyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s). He was born to be a performer; his dance moves are hard to beat! Shirt, Trousers, Scarf: Lanskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Model: Matthew Abis
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Hatley loves dresses, but she was kind enough to let us put her in trousers and a sweater blouse. In her spare time, she is a theater enthusiast and loves her trampoline. Blouse, Necklace: Lavish; Trousers: Lanskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Model: Hatley Glenn
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Julianne loves to play basketball. She is a huge Grizzlies fan, too! She says she could eat Mexican food for every meal. Sweater, Blouse, and Scarf: Kittie Kyle Model: Julianne Westbrook
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“I look like a real lady!” exclaimed Heather after hair and makeup. She is a warm soul that refers to her friends as “sisters”. She is striking in front of a camera: reminiscent of Tilda Swinton. Sweater Vest, Blouse: 20twelve; Scarf: Heather Boutique & Spa Model: Heather Barrella
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Chef’s Celebrity Gala Memphis Child Advocacy Center Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The 25th Annual Chef’s Celebrity Gala was a culinary extravaganza! The five course dinner was scrumptious from the Charcuterie Plate to the luscious Ganache Grand Marnier Chocolate Cake dessert. The wait staff for the Gala is a who’s-who of Memphis celebrities including Mayor and First Lady of Shelby County, Mark and Pat Luttrell. This is the Center’s single largest source of funding, and it is one of the tastiest parties in town! Scottie Simpson, Becky Schaffer & Bobbie Lencke
Michael Detroit, Tom Clifton, Virginia Stallworth, Shawn Matthews & George Mabon
Michael Uiberall with Penny & Pete Aviotti
More 4 the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Instead of giving gifts for the holidays or other special occasions, why not make a donation to the CAC? Consider asking guests at special occasion parties to bring wish list items (available on the website) or financial donations for the CAC instead of gifts. For more information, please contact them at 901.888.4359 or memphiscac.org.
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Janice Gilbert & Amy Martin
John & Cassandra Moriarty
Pat Demere, Barbara Patronis & John Stevens
The Face of Memphis
(Anonymous), the first name on virtually every donor list in the city, involved in virtually every aspect of business and civic life in Memphis, supportive of virtually every cause, graduate of (prominent university), and fan of the University of Memphis. “The value of a major university at a city’s core cannot be overestimated. Potential becomes reality in its classrooms,
progress is measured on its campus, promises are made to tomorrow in every commencement. Regardless of where you went, this is where your city is going. We at Northwestern Mutual are proud to join other civic leaders in recognition and support of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis. We are, each and all, Tigers.”
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Harbor Town Dog Show & Festival
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Once again, Harbor Town brought pets, their owners, and the community together for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon. “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Harbor Town Dog Show benefited the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County and was held at Harbor Town’s Nursery Park. A disco scene featuring the first-ever Doggie Disco Dance-Off competition was judged by none other than Paula Raiford of Raiford’s Hollywood Disco! Other competitions included the “Least Obedient”, “Most Glamorous,” and “Mysterious Heritage,” and were judged by the team of celebrity judges including George Klein, Ron Olson, and Jack Kenner. Over $16,000 was raised for the Humane Society - and that is really something to bark about! Hon. Janice Holder, Julie Ray & Bianca Phillips
Jenny & Elizabeth Pickren
Ellen Westbrook with Valentino
Debbie, Elizabeth & Terry Ursin with Annie
Carmon, Flame, Ginger & Satine with Victoria Foth
Jillian & Robin Maxwell with Farful
Rebecca Lard with Ace & Cecilia Villa with Leo
Ron Olson & Jack Kenner
Amy Whitmore & Bella Connell with Evey
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Nathan Tipton with Tucker
Julie Lansky & Tobey Hubbard with Cash
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As an aritst, I have always had a love and appreciation for beauty and complexity. In fact, I spent my childhood and early adult years training to be a classical musician. This training helped define me as a person and influenced my life’s creative journey as a musician, designer, arts educator and film producer. I love the creativity of the human spirit; whether it is playing a magnificent sonata or designing a stellarpiece of jewelry. I believe it is all about the same thing – creating something beautiful. One of the reasons this comes naturally to me is because of my Southern heritage. Growing up in the South, I was deeply influenced by my beautiful and sophisticated mother and grandmother, whose soft, Southern style is reflected in my jewelry designs. With Jordan Alexander, I strived to create a look that combines my mother’s and grandmother’s classic approach and my edgier sense of design. I often refer to my look as Boho Chic. For instance, I adore pearls. I love the way they look against the skin and the luminescent quality of them, but I don’t feel like myself in traditional pearls. So I began to pair big, baroque pearls with raw and untreated gems as well as fine and faceted stones in an unexpected tying method. The balance of the refined, mixed with the organic, captures my approach to design and to life. I love the union of these seemingly opposite elements and the result is a collection that is elegant enough to be worn with an evening gown, yet contemporary enough to be paired with jeans. Over 200 stars have been spotted in Jordan Alexander including Julia Roberts, Miranda Lambert, Laura Linney, Lauren Graham and Brooklyn Decker. Most recently, I was honored to attend the “Celebration of Design” event at the White House in which First Lady Michelle Obama invited some of her favorite American designers and fashion executives. I invite you to visit the Jordan Alexander Trunk Show at Oak Hall Thursday, December 18th through Saturday, December 20th just in time to get some special holiday gifts. I hope you enjoy wearing these pieces as much as I have enjoyed designing them.
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Holiday Gift Guide Photography by Jay Adkins
Tis the Season to give and receive! 4Memphis has scooped the hottest gifts to stock your sleigh and stock under your tree. Be supportive and buy local this year at our favorite Memphis shops!
MORE THAN WORDS Extraordinary selection of special gift items for babies to grandparents! Gifty goodies for everyone on your list in the heart of Germantown. Ayala Bar handcrafted jewelry ($60-$188); Frame of Mind frames ($54.95); Mudpie Pottery pitcher ($42.95)
JAMES GATTAS JEWELERS 18kt white gold diamond filigree ensemble includes a ring, necklace, and earrings. This dazzling set is designed by Dove’s by Doron Paloma.
PAPER AND CLAY Modern handmade ceramics made in Memphis. Coffee mugs, salt cellar, and French butter dish ($24-$42) shoppaperandclay.com *Memphis residents use code “local” for discounts on website.
GIBSON’S DONUTS Show your support for the best donut shop in Memphis - Gibson’s Donuts. And take home a dozen of your favorite freshly-baked donuts for Christmas morning!
HEATHER BOUTIQUE & SPA LORI JAMES Find the perfect holiday presents and the latest styles from Lori James in the Regalia Center. Assorted pony-hair clutches ($78), Chanelinspired, semi-precious stone jewelry ($76-$355), vegan leather jackets ($108-$188)
Gifts to pamper and to pretty the special ones on your list from Heather Boutique & Spa. Monogram cosmetic bags and brush sets ($63-$88), Olavie Bath and Body products ($37-$50), Gift Certificates
KITTIE KYLE Timeless individual style is the hallmark of Kittie Kyle in Chickasaw Oaks. Luxurious cashmere wraps ($145), one-of-a-kind minaudiere evening bags ($160-$780)
PLATINUM JEWELERS Dazzling diamonds are always the perfect gift! The classic tennis bracelet with 5.25 total carats; contemporary ring with 18 black diamonds and 47 white diamonds; sparkling dangle diamond earrings ($3,950-$5,500)
CITY DINING CARDS The perfect stocking stuffer for shopping and dining local! The new Shopping and Dining Editions are available with 50 discounts in each deck for only $20. Percent of proceeds benefit MIFA and LeBonheur. citydiningcardsmemphis.com
BLU D’OR INTERIORS Luxurious home interior furnishings, accessories, and linens from Blu D’or Interiors in Laurelwood Shopping Center. Bella Note queen coverlet ($964), Bendall Box with turquoise accents ($720) December 2014 / 67
20TWELVE BOB RICHARDS JEWELERS Dazzling yellow diamonds are highlighted by brilliant white diamonds in this stunning ensemble from Bob Richards Jewelers in Germantown. Pendant, bracelet, and ring ($7,900-$44,600)
LISA MALLORY INTERIORS ~ STONES & PEARLS Ideal gifts for giving for the special ones on your list. Cozy Christmas pajamas for holiday lounging ($120), lush throws for holiday snuggling ($80$495), and collection of Stones & Pearls designer necklaces ($76-$120)
Posh gifting goodies are in-store at 20twelve in the Broad Avenue Art District, including Tom Ford sunglasses and exclusive fragrance collections from Amouage, Montale, and Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
MAGNOLIA LIGHTING With shops in Hernando and Oxford, Magnolia Lighting offers much more than lighting for the holidays! Votivo holiday candles and fragrance spray ($12-$32), rustic tray with antlers ($150), Susan Shaw necklace ($64)
LANSKY AT THE PEABODY & LANSKY 126 The chic Lansky shops have great gifts for guys and gals in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel and the Hard Rock Cafe at Second and Beale. Bourbon and Bowties ($38); Hobo clutch wallets ($110$128); Silk smoking jacket ($1,150)
LAVISH BOUTIQUE The latest in fashionable gifts are available at Lavish Boutique in Collierville. Faux fur vest ($102); The Mighty Purse for a “Charge on the Go” ($108); unique jewelry designers Blessings in Disguise and Becca Belz Jewelry ($65-$300)
KATIE KALSI COLLECTION Genuine leather and functionally beautiful designs from Katie Kalsi. All Katie Kalsi Clutch/ Wallet and Portfolio designs shown come with two interchangeable cuffs of your choice ($180-$305). Available at Lansky’s, Paisley Pineapple, Heather Boutique and Spa, Dazzle, Southern Whimsy, Two Girls & A Trunk, plus online at katiekalsi.com.
MASTER DESIGN SALON
BARTHOLOMEW JEWELERS Designed by Laurie Bartholomew and handcrafted enamel on sterling silver, these pieces artfully represent nature’s beauty. The four seasons and a full moon are depicted on the ensemble. ($175-$1,250) Shop in-store in the Laurelwood Collection or on-line at bartholomewjewelers.com. 68 / 4Memphis
The smell, the results and the look for the man in the “now!” The 18.21 men’s grooming products including Pomade, Shampoo+Conditioner+Body Wash, and more make great stocking stuffers from Master Design Salon on Wheelis Drive.
EDEN SPA & LASER Give the gift of beauty from Eden Spa & Laser. The Life Line Skin Care is stem cell science for skin and creates healthy younger-looking skin. Illume Lotions & Soaps are luxury creams blended with a soothing mixture of natural oils. ColoreScience specialized make-up line provides sun protection while improving skin texture and tone. Visit the new location at 1044 Brookfield Road at Poplar and I-240.
ECLECTIC EYE The Eclectic Eye offers beauty and function with fashionable sunglasses, ophthalmic frames, and accessories. The Oyobox offers a storage box for eyewear ($300) or a jewelry box ($125) both available in multiple colors; sunglasses are available from Moscot Miltzen and RetroSpecs and more ($270-$595); Laloop keeps your eyewear stylishly around your neck with ebony wood beads and silver loop ($80)
DORIS MCLENDON’S FINE JEWELRY
THE PINK DOOR May your holidays be merry and brightly colored courtesy of Lily Pulitzer and The Pink Door. Cosmetic cases, Tumblers, Wristlets, Vests, and more favorites for cheerful giving. ($24-$218)
Grand gifts for someone special on your list can be found at Doris McLendon’s Fine Jewelry in Germantown. For him, a Tribal Knife with mother of pearl inlay handle ($1,800); for her, blue sapphires adorn the bracelet, necklace, and hammered gold earrings. (8,500-$18,975)
SOCIAL Social is indeed a “Boutique for Gracious Living” - and giving. Henley brands Bluetooth speakers are based on iconic battery-operated radio designs from the 1960s. ($158) Katie Mawson colorful scarves are hand finished, felted for extra softness, hand-stitched and genuinely made in England. ($145- $160) Kelly Wynne Wristlet is a little carrying case slim enough to throw in your handbag and large enough to carry solo for a night out on the town. ($195)
MEDNIKOW Legacy Chronograph Price $3,750.00
MENAGE FINE STATIONERY & GIFTS Sparkle and glitz your holiday decor with beautiful cone and topiary Christmas trees. Glittered to add pop to your tabletop or mantle in sizes 8” to 14”. ($22-$49) Menage is located in East Memphis, 430 Perkins Extended.
OAK HALL Peter Nappi “Carina” boots & Petter Nappi “Sienna” bag
SISSY’S LOG CABIN 14 ct yellow gold articulated bracelet. 7.08 total carats. Sissyslogcabin.com
Barbour Shirt & Moore and Giles satchel
Sorelle Boutique offers a fabulous selection from Bohemian chic to classic styles. These fashions include an Ecru 100% genuine suede and faux fur lined vest and a dazzling cocktail bag in metal mesh by Whiting & Davis.
Located at the iconic corner of Cooper and Young, Peridot offers fanciful styles and great gifts. Choose from items including the ladies leather hat ($118), Tokyobay watch ($150), Paris Boots ($90), and a Coco & Carmen Eclipse necklace ($30). December 2014 / 69
Heels and Hoops Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Fastbreak Club is the official booster club of the University of Memphis Women’s Basketball team, and on Saturday, November 1st, the Club hosted the Heels and Hoops party. Fans and supporters donned their heels and hooped it up at the U of M Holiday Inn for the Club’s largest fundraiser of the season. The Fastbreak Club has provided support to the Women’s team for travel to compete in France and Italy, and to purchase training equipment for their new training facility. Rita Sparks, Athletic Director Tom Bowen with Lady Tiger Coach Melissa McFerrin
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Photography by Jay Adkins
Our local Memphis chefs have prepared their favorite holiday dishes. Whether you are entertaining guests or playing around in the kitchen, we have a fabulous lineup of chef’s specials that will make your season (and stomach) happy.
Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Itta Bena | Chef Kevin Quinnell 1 cup cooked shredded turkey 1 cup onions chopped 1 cup celery chopped 1 cup carrot chopped 1 cup button mushrooms sliced 6 sprigs thyme chopped 1 tbl olive oil
4 cup chicken stock 2 cup white wine 4 tbl butter 4 tbl flour 4 sheets frozen puff pastry 1 egg 1 tsp water Salt and pepper
Cover the bottom of a medium pot with olive oil and set over medium high heat. Once hot add onions, celery, and carrots. Sauté 2 or 3 minutes or until translucent. Add mushrooms and thyme and cook an additional 4 or 5 minutes. De glaze with wine and reduce by half. Add chicken stock, and bring to a boil. In a small pan melt 4 T butter. Whisk in 4 T flour to create a roux. Cook 2 or 3 minutes stirring frequently. Add roux to boiling chicken stock to thicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide mixture between 4 oven safe bowls. Whisk 1 egg and 1 t water together to create an egg wash. Rub egg wash around the rim of each bowl. Top each bowl with a sheet of puff pastry cut to size. Brush pastry with egg wash, and bake at 400° for 12 to 14 minutes. December 2014 / 73
Chocolate Raspberry Torte Colonial Country Club | Chef Engin Tuncay Be sure to use cake pans with at least 2-inch-tall sides Cake 14 Ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 -inch pieces 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder 1 3/4 cups (6-7 ounces) sliced
Prune Roasted Duck with Poached Apple and Red Cabbage Erling Jensen | Chef Erling Jensen
almonds, toasted 1/4 cup (1 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup (5 ¼ ounces) sugar
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 1/2 2-inch hole pan, line with parchment paper, grease parchment, and flour pans. Melt chocolate and butter in large heat-proof bowl set over saucepan filled with 1 inch of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Stir in vanilla and espresso powder. Pulse 3/4 cup almonds in food processor until coarsely chopped, 6 to 8 pulses, and set aside. Process remaining 1 cup almonds until very finely ground, about 445 seconds. Add flour and salt and continue to process until combined, about 15 seconds. Transfer amount-flour mixture to medium bowl. Process eggs until lightened in color and almost doubled in volume, about 3 minutes. With processor running, slowly add sugar and process until thoroughly combined, about 15 seconds. Using whisk, gently fold egg mixture into chocolate mixture until some streaks of egg remain. Sprinkle half of almond-flour mixture over chocolate mixture and gently whisk until just combined. Sprinkle with remaining almond-flour mixture and gently whisk until combined. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans and smooth tops with rubber spatula. Bake cakes until center is firm and toothpick inserted in center comes out with few moist crumbs attached, 14 to 16 minutes, rotating sheet pan halfway through baking. Transfer cake to wire rack and let cool completely in pans, about 30 minutes. Cut 2 cardboard rounds to same diameter as cakes. Run thin knife around edges of cakes to loosen, then invert cakes onto cardboards; discard parchment. Using wire rack, turn cake right side up, then slide from rack back onto cardboard round.
4 1/2 lb whole duck 1lb of dried prunes
1/2 c of sugar Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 325. Clean inside and out of duck, removing the gizzard. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Roll dried prunes in sugar. Stuff the duck with sugared prunes. Season outside of duck with salt and pepper. Put in the oven in a roasting pan for 3 1/2 hours. Serve with poached apples (cut in ½) and apple braised red cabbage.
Pan Seared Duck Breast
with sweet potato puree, roasted fall vegetables, cherry mustard glaze Interim | Chef Sepand Mazahery 1 Seared Duck Breast 1 cup Brussel Sprouts 1/2 cup Butternut Squash 1/2 cup Turnips Salt Pepper
1 cup dried cherries 2 tbsp mustard seed 1 tbls mustard powder 1 cup red wine 1 1/2 cup sugar
Toss brussel sprouts in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in a 425 oven until lightly browned. Blanch butternut squash and turnips. Next, medium dice root vegetables and sauté in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.Sear the duck breast on all sides, and then finish in the oven on 375 for 3 minutes. Let rest for 3 minutes. Take cherries, mustard seed, and mustard powder and cover with red wine, add sugar and reduce until thickened. Finish duck with the glaze.
Filling 2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) raspberries, plus 16 individual raspberries 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
Charcoaled Lamb and Greens with Feta and Kalamata Olives
Place 1/2 cup raspberries in medium bowl and coarsely mash with fork. Stir in raspberry jam until just combined. Spread raspberry mixture onto cake layer that is right side up. Top with second layer, leaving it upside down. Transfer assembled cake, still on cardboard round, to wire rack set in rimmed baking sheet.
Jim’s Place Grill | Chef James Teras
Glaze 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream Melt chocolate and cream in medium heatproof bowl set over saucepan filled with 1 inch of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and gently whisk until very smooth. Pour glaze onto center of assembled cake. Using offset spatula, spread glaze evenly over top of cake. Using fine-mesh strainer, sift reserved almonds to remove any fine bits. Holding bottom of cake on cardboard round with 1 hand, gently press sifted almonds onto cake sides with other hand. Arrange remaining 16 raspberries around circumference. Refrigerate cake on rack until glaze is set, at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours (if refrigerating cake for more than 1 hour, let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. Cut small rounds with ring and dust with raspberry powder. Garnish with fresh raspberry and kiwi coulis on a plate.
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6 French Cut Colorado Lamb Loin Chops Season lightly with kosher salt, black pepper, and dried oregano. Grill on open hickory and oak charcoal 6 minutes each side. Finish with Lemon-Oregano Sauce: 1 cup vegetable/canola oil blend 3 cloves fresh crushed garlic Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 tsp dried oregano 3 Heads of turnip greens (scrubbed 2 tps paprika and cleaned) ½ teaspoon cayenne 1 cup sugar 1 whole ham hock ½ cup salt Bring to Boil 2.5 hours then let sit 2 1 cup vegetable oil hours. Serve. Serve with 1 Block Kuzina Cow’s Milk Feta Cheese and Whole Pitted Kalamata Olives.
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Chef Engin Tuncay, Colonial Country Club
Chef Sepand Mazahery, Interim
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Chef Jamil Nevels, Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Company
Chef Brianna Rogers, Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods
Chicken Tetrazzini Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Company Chef Jamil Nevels 4 c grilled chicken 32 oz mushroom sauce 6 oz. sherry wine 8 oz. of yellow and purple onions
4 c mushrooms ½ stick of butter 2 fettuccine boxes Green peas (to taste)
Sauté onions in bitter and add the mushrooms. Then add sherry wine and sauté for 3 minutes. Add chicken, peas, and mushroom sauce. Cook for 3 minutes and enjoy!
Rogers’ Family Squash Casserole Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods Chef Brianna Rogers Serves 6-8 5 Tbsp butter, plus more for the dish 2 eggs, beaten (divided) 4-6 slices bread 3 lb yellow squash, thick rounds 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 Large onion, small dice 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper, to taste (medium or sharp) 1/2 c. sour cream Lightly butter a 3 quart baking dish. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large pot, combine squash and onion and cover with water. Season with salt and pepper, cover and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, partially covered, until the squash is cooked through and tender, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, pulse bread slices in a blender or food processor and process into bread crumbs. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs with bacon and cheese. Set aside. Once squash is cooked, drain well and mash with a potato masher. Drain again if it looks watery after mashing. Stir in unsalted butter and sour cream and adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. While stirring, add in eggs, stirring until fully incorporated. Pour into prepared dish and top with topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until topping is browned and bubbly. Serve immediately.
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Annual Grand Auction Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
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For the 36th year, hundreds of bidders filled the Orpheum Theatre for the Annual Auction event. It’s one of the best parties of the year, and this year was no exception. The spectacular night of food, fun, and bidding had friends vying for the 700+ items up for grabs. All auction proceeds from the evening benefit the Orpheum’s new Centre for Performing Arts and Education - bravo!
Terri & Kenny King with Terry Lynch & Cathy Weaver
Lenoir Owens & Gerry Duff
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Robert & Francesca Rozbicki
Tim Tanner & Kip Meyer
Hollie Williams & Jody Waldrop
Locke Isaacson, Raj Subramaniam & Lauren Ferrera
David & Jan Gould with Tammy & Jim Umlauf
Laurence & Jack Kenner
Margaret Henderson & Judy Vandergrift
Mehmet Alan & Sarko Kish
Graham & Kelly Haynes with Libby & Andy King
Monster’s Ball Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The night of October 31st brought on a monstrously great party to benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The Cadre Building hosted the inaugural Monster’s Ball and featured live music by Lord T & Eloise. The frightfully fun night had ghosts and goblins, villains and angels, partying for this great cause. Le Bonheur serves 250,000 children in the Memphis area, regardless of their family’s ability to pay, and the Monster’s Ball contributed to this tremendous effort. lebonheur.org
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Hard Rock Cafe
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VIP Grand Opening Celebration Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Hard Rock Cafe relocated to 126 Beale Street and threw a VIP, invitation-only Grand Opening party to celebrate. A red-carpet entrance welcomed guests, and a signature Hard Rock Guitar Smash marked the opening to the beautiful space. Memphis legends The BarKays headlined the festivities, and the VIPs danced, partied, and christened this new Beale Street Hard Rock!
Jennifer Routh & Joelle Pittman
Jeremy McNutt & Dorcus Martin
Jennifer & Joel Hobson
John Cornes & Antonio Parkinson
Srishti Sareen & Vaish Pulusani
Kimberli Chandler & Jan Hill
Gio Taliaferro, Fred Thimm, Rick Schoenfeld & Hal Lansky
Cathy & Earle Farrell
Darin Lee Jorden & Dallas Ashley
Larry Dodson & Julien Salley
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Becca Belz & Sam Fargotstein
Ron, Anise & Becca Belz with Julie, Jeri, Hal & Joyce Lansky
Mike Glenn & Jacinda Norton Larry Dodson Jr. with Vanna & Chris O'Conner
Forrest Mayberry & Jarred Price
Michael & Lori Turner- Wilson with Jack Soden
Sheryl Baker, Priscilla DuLancey, Tina Hamilton & Patrice Graves
Barry Yoakum with Cindy & Kevin Brewer
David Less, Catrina Guttery, Pat & Violette Worley December 2014 / 83
USHER MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 THE UR EXPERIENCE TOUR returns the Global Megastar to FedExForum. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
COOKIN' EVERY AFTERNOON, 3-6PM Earle Farrell with Jennifer Chandler, author The Southern Pantry Cookbook
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their ridiculous basketball skills to FedExForum.
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MONSTER JAM FEBRUARY 13 & 14
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& 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off Benefiting Special Olympics
WINTER JAM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 SKILLET heads the all-star line-up of nine bands during the history-making tour’s Memphis stop. SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10 AT THE DOOR!
Come join the fun at Mud Island River Park!!
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St. Jude Garden Harvest Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Jennifer Alvarez & Jeanie Torchio
The 4th Annual St. Jude Garden Harvest was an elegant afternoon and food lovers dream. The al fresco dinner was held in the St. Jude Garden on the campus of St. Jude on a beautiful Sunday in late October. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme was the 100 Mile Dinner, and all ingredients served were from within 100 miles of St. Jude Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Research Hospital. Signature dishes were served from renowned regional chefs and were led by the St. Jude Culinary Team and Rick Farmer, Miles McNath, and Michael Vetro. stjude.org
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Debra & Alan Haughie with Robert & Lisa Gillette
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Peidro Ramirez & Allan Aguilar
Dr. Fred & Gayle Heros with Kelly & Christie McGee, Renee Raiford
Ken Robinson & Amy Beth Dudley
Marty Kenney & Jim Naifeh
Felicia Suzanne Willett & Craig Blondis
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Zach Randolph Giveaway at Booker T. Washington Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph continued his annual tradition of giving back to the community by donating and distributing holiday food baskets to 450 families at Booker T. Washington High School. The food baskets were filled with holiday classics including a turkey, corn, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, green beans, cornbread and brownie mix. In addition to feeding families for the holidays, Randolph also donated tickets to the Grizzlies game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at FedExForum. It is a merry Grizzmas, indeed!
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life lessons at Madonna Learning Center by Sandi Butler Hughes | Photography by Jay Adkins
he classroom lights are dimmed and the Smartboard glows as the focal point. A young teacher slowly and deliberately explains the steps to plan and populate a calendar, and her students wiggle, whisper, and for the most part absorb her instruction. This is typical curriculum for school children. But the difference in this lesson is that it is being taught to the Senior High students at Madonna Learning Center and is part of the amazing work they do to teach children with disabilities to be as independent as they possibly can be. At first glance, the school is just like a traditional school for children without disabilities, and that is just the way they want it at Madonna. Some Memphians may remember Madonna Learning Center (MLC) from its founding as Madonna Day School. Opened in 1969 by three Benedictine Sisters from Indiana, the school operated in St. James Catholic Church until moving to Germantown in 1996. While MLC has roots in the Catholic community, it is not sanctioned - or funded - by the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, but it is very much a faith-based school. As Sister Mary Mark Graf, Founder of MLC once said, “We not only believe in miracles. We rely on them.” It is through this faithful belief that MLC has grown over the decades, embarked on a $10 million Capital Campaign, and is now expanding their facility to better serve their special students. To date, $8.2 million of the $10 million campaign has been raised, and construction is underway. This is yet another step in the faithful journey and hallmark of MLC. Jo Gilbert, Executive Director of MLC explained first the dreams and then plans that took shape for an expansion of the MLC building located on Poplar Avenue in Germantown. Their building was built in the 1960s as Germantown Church of Christ and was converted into MLC in 1996. Of course, improvements and renovations have been made over the 18 year span, but in order to better serve and accept more students, it was time for an extensive overhaul of the facility. MLC students vary in degree of need, but many are physically as well as mentally challenged, and the MLC wish list reflected those needs too. “Our new building will have a gym. Our kids have never had a gym! Shooting balls in a goal on a full court will be so fun!” (In addition to the gym, two handicap-accessible playgrounds are planned, but are not yet funded.) Along with the multi-purpose gym space, there will also be a music room, an art room, an occupational therapy room, a speech therapy room, a classroom for expanding enrollment for pre-kindergarten, plus an area that will be an office-style setting for job training for older attendees. 88 / 4Memphis
With the major construction came another giant hurdle: how to have a productive and safe school environment amidst a construction site. “We were told if we moved off-site during the construction, it would shorten the construction time from 19 months to 12 months, and would also save a half million dollars in cost,” Jo said. It was decided to move to a temporary location, for the 2014-15 school year, “but we had to find a place that would accommodate our big school with all of our needs.” Once again, a faith-filled decision was rewarded as Hope Presbyterian Church donated the use of their facility. “That was a wonderful gift to our school.” In the half century that has passed, America has experienced phenomenal cultural shifts, and this shift is evident in our attitudes and perceptions of children with disabilities. Just a few short decades ago, these children were placed in institutions because that was the best our society had to offer them. Eventually, we came to know that children with disabilities such as Down Syndrome are capable of much more, to include learning skills and living independent, productive lives...even driving a car to and from a job. Jo’s personal family experience exhibits what is possible for children with disabilities: in 1969, her brother Jack Harmeier was one of the first attendees and first graduates of Madonna Day School. “I saw Madonna in the beginning and the strong academic focus they offered him. We are still providing that today. We believe that every student has great potential.” She continued, “In my brother’s case, he wanted to drive a car. And it took him four years to pass the driving test. But he passed it, he’s driving, and it’s made a world of difference for him. He had a great foundation at Madonna to be able to accomplish that!”
“We not only believe in miracles. We rely on them.”
Sister Mary Mark Graf, Founder of MLC
In addition to elementary through senior high classes, MLC also offers a transition curriculum for young adults. When MLC first began, students were graduated at age 16. Often these students had not advanced enough in their abilities by that age to learn independent life and work skills. Today, 21 participants ages 19 to 30 are in the Adult Program. If you ever have enjoyed a large, catered order of Corky’s BBQ at a party, chances are pretty good that MLC had a part in that process. On a recent tour, the hard-working group was gathered around a table, and sorted and packed serving utensils and catering supplies for Corky’s. Other local companies also participate in the training program including Frank Grisanti’s restaurant and the Embassy Suites Hotel, The Knowledge Tree, the Germantown Library and the Germantown Athletic Club, and several more. The new facility will allow this Adult Program to be expanded to accept even more of post-high school attendees. Technology is another key component of MLC strategy to teach and communicate with the students. Smartboards are in every classroom plus 4-5 iPads per classroom. One of the most amazing and gratifying uses of technology is that it allows several children to communicate who otherwise could not. In the same job skills classroom, a young man “talked” to his teacher via his iPad. As he typed, his iPad words were “spoken” to the teacher through a wireless translator she wore around her neck. The technology has revolutionized communication for the students as now they too have a voice that is being heard. The technology, a very low student-to-teacher ratio, occupational and speech therapists on staff, individual teaching strategies, and so much more is offered at MLC, and it is not without a very high price. The annual tuition is $11,700, but that is only half of the actual cost which comes in at over $23,000 per student. Fundraising makes up the difference, and their largest fundraisers of the year are the annual Christmas Play at
Upcoming Events The Madonna Learning Center motto is Together We Can and with their outstanding staff, community support, friends and families, they are fulfilling the motto for the Capital Campaign: Transforming Lives Building a Brighter Future.
GPAC in December (see sidebar on page 89) and the annual Gala held in February at CBHS. “The play is their gift to the city,” Jo smiles warmly, “and 800 seats at GPAC are full for our performances!” This is another life lesson that is taught at MLC: not only to receive but also to give back through performing for the community and various philanthropies that the kids raise money and donate. Jo sums up the teaching philosophy at MLC, “There’s no coddling. Every child is held accountable and pushed academically. We work on developing the whole child, mind and body, by providing lots of resources and all the programs and services. If we empower the kids to believe in themselves that they can do whatever they set their mind to, they will reach their full potential.” The new Madonna Learning Center will be opening August 1, 2015, just in time for a new school year, and it will be a new era for the students and their families. When the student’s calendar is marked for this special date, it should be noted by a big red heart and inscribed with the words: FULL POTENTIAL.
Madonna Learning Center Annual Christmas Play Tuesday, December 16 Two Performances: 10am & 7pm Wednesday, December 17 Final performance: 7pm Held at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC). For ticket information, call GPAC at 751-7500 or visit gpacweb.com.
Madonna Learning Center 46th Annual Benefit Gala Saturday, February 21, 2015 Heffernan Hall at Christian Brothers High School
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The art of preforming a difficult craft with grace and ease; a combination of thoughtful expertise and effortless style. Photography by HL Group
On September 9, 2014, my breath was snatched from me by what was delivered to the set of my fashion shoot. Beautiful things surround me on shoot days, so it is rare that I am stunned by a garment or accessory. Will Levy, owner of Oak Hall, had sent over some leather goods from his new vendor, Peter Nappi, and it sent me into a boot frenzy. I coveted these boots, and I had to know more about their maker. As it turns out, a boutique in Tennessee turns out some mean leather goods. Situated alongside Nashville’s Cumberland River sits one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. For over five years, the luxury footwear and accessories brand Peter Nappi has championed traditional Italian craftsmanship and heritage with American spirt and individualism while maintaining authenticity, discovery and a direct connection to the consumer. As entrepreneurs, cofounders Philip & Dana Nappi’s passion for handmade, Italian leather footwear led them to move to Italy to study the shoe making craft, with dreams of eventually launching their own line. While in Italy they discovered that Philip’s grandfather, who had emigrated from Italy in 1904, had been a shoemaker as well. They became committed to reviving the family legacy and preserving the original Peter Nappi’s focus on hand craftsmanship and attention to detail. Peter Nappi’s flagship, a converted meat packing warehouse in East Germantown, is the focal point of the city’s creative industry. Not only does the flagship house their seasonal collections, vintage antique furnishings and design studio, but it has also become a local fixture for musicians, celebrities and creative alike. Ti Voglio Bene, (“I want you to be well”) the brand’s ethos, echoes back to the familial spirit Peter Nappi evokes. The Italian affirmation implies unconditional, selfless love and is the cornerstone of the Peter Nappi brand. As a brand, it is what Peter Nappi aspires to promote in everything they do, from the products they make to the relationships they build. Now available at Oak Hall in Memphis, the line’s core offering of Men’s & Women’s footwear is supplemented with their edited collection of signature handbags and small leather goods. You can find the Navy “Marta” boot that I nearly died over there, as well as a number of women’s (and soon men’s) items. With all their products, Peter Nappi believes authentic character and design are cultivated over a lifetime: Peter Nappi pieces are meant to be both loved and lived in; wearing beautifully with time, experience and the signs of a well-travelled life. This line serves as a perfect addition to Oak Hall and is permanently welcome in my closet.
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ON THE MARK Q&A with Jimmy Ogle Story & photos by Sandi Butler Hughes
If “x” marks the spot, then historical markers scattered throughout Memphis are that official “x.” Memphis is ranked sixth in the United States for sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and our cultural significance is noted by the familiar markers. But where do these markers come from? Who pays for them? How do they get there? I turned to Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle for these answers, plus a few behind-the-marker stories, too. Markers are all over Memphis, from downtown to Collierville. They are a part of our landscape. How do the markers get there? JO: The markers are granted by the different historical commissions. There are several different agencies that have markers around town: the Shelby County Historical Commission, the Tennessee Historical Commission, the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, the Catholic Diocese, the Memphis Sesquicentennial Commission did a bunch of markers in 1969, the Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown Historical Societies have all done markers. I started making an Excel spreadsheet as I drove around and took pictures of all the markers. Frank Stewart with the Shelby County Archives keeps the complete list of markers and monuments. (Photos and text of historical markers are available on the Shelby County Register’s website: register.shelby.tn.us) What is the criteria for what makes something “historical?” JO: Usually by date, something that is 50 years or older; what is the significance of the event; obviously, these old churches in our community, just about every one of them has a marker, businesses, music studios, the Zippin Pippin at Libertyland, cemeteries, people, there is no particular category. Does Shelby County Government pay for the Shelby County historical markers? JO: No, there is no budget for the historic commission. There is no fund for the markers, and they are paid for privately once the marker has been approved for installation. The markers are paid for by the ones making the application to the Commission, and the cost is about $1900 for a die to be cast for one-sided text marker. If the text on the other side is to be different, that adds about $400-$500. They have space for 800 characters including spaces, are cast aluminum, and they weigh about 106 pounds. Since there’s no budget, I pay about $75 out of 92 / 4Memphis
my own pocket to have the hole dug for the pole and the marker set. There’s no budget for paying the Historian either. It used to pay $1 a year but not anymore! How do the markers get selected and approved? JO: Whoever has an idea, they present it to the Commission. Jim Cole, who was a reporter with The Commercial Appeal, is the Chairman of the Markers Committee (within the Shelby County Historical Commission). He brings that news print approach to it with short sentences, what this story is about. Along with other committee members, we review the text, tweak it a little bit, verify the spellings, the dates. Then re-verify the information. You are a stickler for the details. JO: Yes! We had a marker application submitted to us that had the name and original location of the business spelled wrong. When I verified it in the old city directory, I found their mistake. That would have been awful to spend that money and have the facts wrong. And the sidewalk marker up there on Union Avenue is wrong. Union Avenue wasn’t named that after the merger of Memphis with South Memphis in 1850. Union Avenue has been listed on city maps since 1819, so that’s not why it’s named that. One of the things that hacks me off the most is the block in Auction Park. Everybody misinterprets that block. People insist it was used when they would auction slaves. Except that the block was put there by the Colonial Dames on October 23, 1924, and I don’t think we were auctioning slaves in 1924. The date is even etched into the stone marker!
where the business has been located since the 1940s. They received the body of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and prepared it for viewing. His body was viewed here in Memphis for one day before it went on to Atlanta. I didn’t know that. After the marker dedication, Mrs. Lewis asked me to go upstairs and play ping pong. They had their home in the funeral business, and she had that ping pong table because she didn’t want her kids hanging out across the street in the Foote Homes! She’s lived there for 60 years. Some of the Civil Rights meetings were held there because the safe havens for blacks were the churches and funeral homes. For the American Studios marker, the WEVL guys, Eddie Hankins, Brian Craig and Kenny Bosak wanted to get the marker. Well, today it’s a Family Dollar property at the corner of Chelsea and Thomas. I contacted the corporate office, explained what we were doing, and after months of corporate back-and-forth including lawyers, we finally got it approved. The manager at the Family Dollar said they wondered why people were always taking pictures of their store! We had the ceremony during Elvis Week. I got a posse, and we got the parking lot cleaned up, the weeds cut. I scouted out the location to see where the shade would be. I rented chairs - not enough! And we had the biggest turnout we ever had for a marker dedication.
What are the most recent markers that have been placed by the Shelby County Historical Commission?
Jimmy says, “No city in America tells the story of American history better than Memphis, Tennessee. From the early Native Americans and European explorers to the 20th Century entrepreneurs, from Civil War to Civil Rights, music to medicine, transportation, distribution and more; Memphis is the center of the known universe!” And markers note, explain, and commemorate this story 800 characters at a time.
JO: The R.S. Lewis Funeral Home marker and the American Sound Studios marker are the new ones for this year. The R.S. Lewis Funeral Home is a business that paid for their own marker. They are celebrating 100 years in business. Their marker is located at 374 Vance Avenue in a big old house
In addition to the Shelby County Register’s website, more information is available: Memphis Landmarks Commission, memphislandmarks.com; West Tennessee Historical Society, wths-tn.org, and at jimmyogle.com.
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at Carriage Crossing Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Carriage Crossing heralded the arrival of Santa with a festive holiday celebration. The jolly ole elf made his first appearance riding in a horsedrawn sleigh before heading off to his workshop for the season. Kids and parents also enjoyed a free showing of Disney’s Frozen. It was a morning of family-fun, all in the holiday spirit!
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Vicki, Michael, Henry, Allison Redus with Miranda, Whitson & Layne McDonald
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CARPENTER ART GARDEN by Sandi Butler Hughes, Photos courtesy of Carpenter Art Garden
The neighborhood joined together in a big painting project and painted the Purple House.
Art Gardeners celebrate their garden and art.
ust off Poplar Avenue in the depressed Binghampton area, a garden sprouted on a vacant lot. At first glance, it appears to be a random flight of fanciful art and flowers. But the Carpenter Art Garden is not at all random, and it is sowing seeds of hope and love throughout the neighborhood. The 300 block of Carpenter Street is a short stretch, situated between Scott and Tillman Streets. It is pocked by vacant lots and unkempt houses, and adjacent to Cornerstone Prep and Lester Middle schools. Elementary and middle school children pour down the street after school lets out, and it is a thoroughfare for kids on their way home to watch tv, play video games, or find something to do... be it good, constructive fun, or not. On one of the vacant lots, the Carpenter Art Garden took root and offered a creative, supportive environment to the boys and girls as they streamed past each afternoon. Erin Harris is a former elementary school art teacher and the founder of Carpenter Art Garden. She wanted to find a way to give back to kids through art. She met with Robert Montague of the Binghampton Development Corporation to bring her vision to the neighborhood. He was an early advocate and supporter, and without Robert’s support the Garden could not exist. As they drove around the area looking at available properties, she felt a “heart tug” to an empty lot with an abandoned crack house next door on Carpenter Street. In June, 2012, Erin welcomed the first children and Art Gardeners to the patch of grass. They painted the wooden fence in bright and happy colors, and a logo even emerged with a heart and flames shooting from it. They planted flowers and vegetables; they painted picnic tables; they crafted stepping stones, planters, and outdoor mosaics; they created a colorful patch of land in what had been overgrown and littered. Since that time only two-and-a-half years ago, the Carpenter Art Garden has grown like, well, kudzu on Miracle-Gro. The garden space is perfect - when the weather is perfect - and as many as 70 children converge at the Art Garden on Tuesday afternoons. What Erin needed next was an indoor space so the kids could meet year round. The neighboring crack house was also acquired, but after consultations with contractors and architects, it was determined it had to be torn down. The community showed up to help clean out the house and salvage the scrap. Erin and the Art Garden kids set about raising money for a new house. They had a letter writing campaign, and they held fundraisers and sold their artwork. Christ United Methodist Church contributed, as did an anonymous local foundation, and numerous individuals. 94 / 4Memphis
Donte delivers a Grizz Yard Heart order to Will Levy at Oak Hall.
Today, the Purple House has been built and the $90,000 cost is paid in full. The welcoming yellow front door boasts a few words that are the foundation of the house: “Art,” “Love” and “Learn.” The Carpenter Art Garden reaches more than just the children. Parents and grandparents in the neighborhood are also participating, and three work as part-time employees for the Garden. Miss LaTonya and Miss Lois assist in the many projects and tasks required for taking care of the eager artists. Mr. Rickey serves as a woodworking and carpentry specialist. The first official full-time employee, Megan Banaszek was just hired in early November. A transplant from Iowa, Megan was hired via Volunteer Odyssey, a local non-profit organization specializing in connecting volunteers with their ideal volunteer mission. Megan volunteered at the Garden in the fall, and Erin saw yet another opportunity to grow. Again, the money was raised to fund the position, and Megan returned to Memphis and the Garden full-time. Donte is one of the regular Art Gardeners, and his grandfather is Mr. Rickey. Together, they have created a folk art item that is part-fundraiser, partentrepreneurial, and highly-desired. They first crafted the Grizzlies Yard Heart about a year ago, when Donte was twelve years old. Mr. Rickey cut out the plywood heart, and Donte painted it with the Grizz logo. When he sold a few, Donte gave part of the money to the Purple House fund; he bought gas for his Grandma and took his family skating. A year later, over 250 have been sold and there is a waiting list for the Yard Hearts! Down the block on Carpenter Street, two more vacant lots have been acquired. Plans are for a community garden with vegetable boxes for individual families, and maybe a vegetable wagon that can be pulled around the neighborhood and the produce shared. There will most certainly also be art...brilliant, beautiful art created with lots of heart. Because what began as a “heart tug” to build the Carpenter Art Garden has flourished and blossomed with a bountiful harvest of love and hope in Binghampton. The Carpenter Art Garden is hosting a fundraiser and art exhibition at Crosstown Arts, Friday, February 20, 2015. Admission is $12 and will include food, drinks, and of course, art! For more information on the exhibit, Grizzlies Yard Hearts, and how you can help the Carpenter Art Garden, visit carpenterartgarden.com.
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First Tennessee Foundation’s
150 Days of Giving Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The First Tennessee Foundation celebrated the 150th Anniversary of First Tennessee Bank with the 150 Days of Giving campaign, and $5,000 was awarded each day to a winning, non-profit organization. The winners were determined by online voting, and almost 1.5 million votes were registered during the campaign, which ran March through August. A check presentation ceremony was held recently at the Memphis Brooks Museum for the West Tennessee winners.
Patrick Demere, Spencer Hare, Lorie & Bill White, David Popwell
Teresa Schwartz, Ken Pasley & Carol Kirby
Kim Williams, Melissa Duong & Henry Brenner
Priscillia Hernandez, Jay Sieleman, Kathy Simonetti & Glenda Mace
Bruce & Janie Hopkins with Elaine Hare & Sara Thatcher
Howard Gober, Susan Springfield & Brad Hightower
Cheryl Angelo, Anita McLean & Aubrey May
Glenda Mace, Ekundayo Bandele, Randall Hertzog & Michael Detroit
Spencer Hare & Jake Adams
Giving Back Did you vote? See if your favorite non-profit cause was a recipient of the generous awards from the First Tennessee Foundation!
Girl Scouts Heart of the South
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
American Cancer Society
Habitat for Humanity of Greater
Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis Union Mission
St. Louis Catholic School
Memphis Zoo, Inc.
St. Agnes Academy
Ballet on Wheels Dance School &
Hope House Memphis
St. Jude Children’s Research
Mid-South Food Bank
Junior League of Memphis
St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
National Foundation for
Company Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater
Susan G. Komen
Livable Memphis Program of
Oasis of Hope
The Blues Foundation
The Exchange Club Family Center
Council of Greater Memphis
Christ Community Health
The Hagar Center
Madonna Learning Center
Overton Park Conservancy
The Memphis Boys Choir
Church Health Center
Page Robbins Adult Day CAre
The University of Memphis
Circuit Playhouse, Inc.
Memphis Botanic Garden
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Pink Palace Family of Museums
WEVL FM 89.9
Facing History and Ourselves
Memphis Farmers Market
Pyramid Music/Memphis Youth
Wings Cancer Foundation
Memphis Gay and Lesbian
Forrest Spence Fund
Symphony Ronald McDonald House
Friends For Life
Memphis Goodwill, Inc.
Charities of Memphis
Germantown Community Theatre
Memphis Heritage, Inc.
Salvation Army Memphis
Germantown Performing Arts
Memphis library Foundation
Shelby County Books from Birth
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
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Junior League of Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez It was a shop-til-you-drop weekend at the annual Junior Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Merry Marketplace. Shoppers filled the Memphis Botanic Garden to peruse the fabulous merchants and their unique wares in a wonderful weekend of holiday shopping for a great cause. jlmemphis.org
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Elizabeth Sledd & Sharon Sumarall
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Rachel Anderson & Crissy Brown
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Masquerade Charity Ball Church Health Center Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The inaugural Masquerade Charity Ball was held on Halloween night at the Pink Palace Mansion, and the extravagant fete was indeed a ball! Phillip Ashley Chocolates presented the gala event with the proceeds benefiting the Church Health Center. The local chocolatier is a master at not only gourmet chocolates but also in benevolent partying! For more information, visit phillipashleychocolates.com and churchhealthcenter.org. Bruce & Janie Hopkins with Anne & Evarist Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill
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Whitney Wilkins, Victoria Alston, Kayla McIntosh & Angelita Carwell
Michael Ingalsbe & Larrie Rodriguez
Trena Cox, Jonika Rodgers, Ron Willis & Darlene Wilson
Emily Tavera & Alexandra Bartlett
Dr. Marrio & Leslie Thomas
Phillip Pritchard, Sydney Alexander & Shannon Toon
Best Buddies Memphis Gala Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The 2nd Annual Best Buddies Gala was another huge success! The Hilton Memphis was transformed into a Vegas-style casino with lots of high rolling fun for guests. The Best Buddies organization works to foster oneon-one friendships, employment opportunities, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Memphis and across the globe. bestbuddiestennessee.org
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Bryan & Kelly Thompson
Melissa, Don & Hunter Schleicher
Al & Marie Quesada
Carlie Carter, Olivia Aldrich, Darla Greer & Kathy Josephson
Tim & Jill Hellen
Angela & Darren Aghabeg
Meredith Taylor & Brian McNulty
Cheryl & Alan Taylor
Lee & Katelin Walker
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A Chicago Holiday By Sally Walker Davies
Chicago during December is cold, snowy (hopefully!), and crowded. But for me, Chicago at Christmastime is also magical. I don’t deny the reason for this hopelessly cheesy, Hallmark-holiday-movie-of-the-week sentiment: a tall, dark, and handsome man from my past, a rekindled romance, a Christmas market, and snow. What more could a hopeless romantic ask of a city? The key to Chicago during the holidays is to avoid Michigan Avenue. That’s a tall order, but there’s other shopping that’s as indulgent and far easier to navigate. Oak Street’s high-end boutiques include Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, and Tod’s; once you’ve explored Oak, grab a cab and head to the Lincoln Park / Bucktown area to support hip local retailers. Armitage Avenue, between Halstead and Clybourn, is full of specialty shops to explore for unique gifts. So back to Mr. TD&H, who insisted we head south of the Chicago River to Daley Plaza, home of the annual Christkindlmarket. From the weekend before Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve every year, Daley Plaza transforms into a traditional German Christmas market where vendors from across Europe offer their handcrafted goodies for sale. Traditional German fare is served, including sausages, Stollen and other sweets, roasted nuts, and plenty of German beer and wine. On a late weekday afternoon there was hardly a crowd, and TD&H’s ability converse in German was downright impressive.
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We did pop into the store formerly known as Marshall Field’s – now a Macy’s – to load up on what we native Chicagolanders know as chocolate nirvana: Frango Mints. These delectable rectangles of choco-mintyfabulousness were made in the State Street Field’s from the early 1900s, and it’s worth doing battle with the holiday shopping crowds to load up on Frangos. One last stop was as romantic and Hallmark-y as the rest: the Museum of Science and Industry’s Christmas Around the World display of trees. For more than 70 years, Chicagoans have enjoyed the festive light display of the trees, decorated by volunteers from the city’s ethnic’s communities. Guests wander through a forest of festively-decorated trees where snow falls on the half hour and choir groups from area schools and churches perform. Hotels just off the beaten path of Michigan Avenue promise privacy as well as a respite from the holiday madness, yet proximity to everything. The sexy W Chicago Lakeshore overlooks Navy Pier and Lake Michigan, and features cozy rooms with contemporary furnishings, lake views, and hip bar that serves up just what one needs after a nighttime walk along a snowy Navy Pier. This holiday Hallmark movie didn’t have the usual happy ending, but a girl can still hope for one. And with or without Mr. TD&H, a holiday trip to Chicago will always be magical for me.
If You Go Fly: Southwest Airlines offers twice-daily direct flights from Memphis to Chicago’s Midway airport; weekday flight combinations priced as low as $204 round trip, inclusive of taxes and fees. Best of all, it’s a quick cab ride into the heart of the city from Midway. 800-I-FLY-SWA or iflyswa.com. Sleep: W Chicago Lakeshore 644 N Lakeshore Drive, 312-943-9200 or wchicago-lakeshore.com See: Christkindlmarket Daily from 11-8 Sunday – Thursday and 11 – 9 Friday and Saturday through December 24th (closing time 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve) Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington between Clark and Dearborn. Free admission. Details online at christkindlmarket.com. Christmas Around the World at the Museum of Science & Industry, 5700 Lake Shore Drive. (773) 684-1414 or msichicago.org. Shop: The prime Oak Street shopping district is between Michigan Avenue and Rush Street. A full list of Oak Street retailers can be found online at oakstreetchicago.com Frango Mints: These delectable rectangles of minty chocolate, thankfully preserved from the Marshall Field days, can be found at Macy’s, in Chicago’s Water Tower Place on Michigan Avenue between Pearson and Chestnut, or at the State Street location at the corner of State and Wabash.
Howl at the Moon Street Dog Foundation Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Party animals gathered to Howl at the Moon on Saturday, November 8, to raise money for the Streetdog Foundation. The second annual event was not only a great time, it was a howling success! It is an all-volunteer organization, and 100% of the proceeds go to rescuing our four-legged friends!
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Germantown Arts Alliance Gala Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The Germantown Arts Alliance held their 22nd Annual Arts & Humanities Gala recently at the Ridgeway Country Club. The Gala honors Mid-Southerners who distinguished careers in the arts, and the 2014 Medalists were: Tony Joe White - Performing Arts; Terry Lynn and Jerry Lynn “Twin” - Visual Arts; Amber Tuner - Literary Arts; and Dr. Neal and Rosetta “Joey” Beckford Patron of the Arts. germantownartsalliance.org
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BJ Thomas (honoring Chips Moman), and Sam Moore (honoring Ann Peebles). The physical Hall of Fame will be opening in Spring, 2015, above the Hard Rock Cafe at the historic corner of Second and Beale. These musicians shaped the sound heard around the globe that is Memphis music - thank you!
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DIVORCE THE RICES WROTE THE BOOK. They really did. Larry Rice and Nick Rice are co-authors of The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice. Published by the American Bar Association, the book is recognized as the standard reference for divorce lawyers across the nation. The 25th anniversary edition documents over 900 pages of their insight, experience and techniques. The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys recognized Larry as a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney and Nick as a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney. They were both recognized as The Face of Divorce Law in the Mid-South by Memphis Magazine and are both rated Superb and 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com. Lawyers seek out Larry’s expertise. He has given over 200 lectures on divorce practice to lawyers nationally and internationally. As the only Super Lawyer in Memphis certified as a Family Law Specialist, Larry spends most of his time practicing law with the Rice Divorce Team. A third generation lawyer, Nick Rice grew up with the law. After graduating from CBHS and UT-Knoxville, Nick clerked in the family firm while attending The University of Memphis Law School. Nick has lectured on several occasions and was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star. The Rice Divorce Team is a practice group within Rice, Amundsen & Caperton, PLLC, a firm which was selected as the Best Law Firm by The Commercial Appeal. The Rice Divorce Team is exclusively committed to family law – from prenuptial agreements to final decrees, from parenting time to property division and everything in-between. The team includes: Larry Rice, Nick Rice, Jennifer Bellott, Erin O’Dea, Jessica Farmer, Tracy Eaton, Andrea Schultz CP, Carla Baker, Susan New ACP, Stacy Pipkin, Cyndy McCrory, Jennifer Bicknell, Ken Schultz, and Sharon Beard. The team applies generations of experience, nationally recognized expertise, and up-to-date technology to lead their clients through negotiations, mediation, arbitration or litigation. Hundreds of lawyers reviewed, contributed to and helped refine the system used by the Rice Divorce Team. The depth of The Rice Divorce Team’s personnel provides the ability to tailor representation to each client’s individual needs and goals. While the team is proud of courtroom success, their greatest satisfaction often comes from obtaining a quiet settlement favorable to their client. Divorce is difficult. Divorce is made worse by misinformation. The Rices’ guide to divorce is available to you at www.aboutdivorce.com.
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Sip Around the World National Kidney Foundation Photography by Mark O. Ramirez For the 20th year, wine lovers gathered for the annual Sip Around the World Wine Tasting event. The party is an extravaganza of robust reds, crisp whites, and is one of the largest wine tastings in the state of Tennessee with over 100 wine samplings! The proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee to promote awareness, prevention, treatment of kidney disease. kidney.org/ tennessee
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The members of the Memphis Symphony League and their guests gathered for a festive luncheon to kick-off the holiday season. The annual affair was hosted by the Memphis Country Club and featured seasonal music to inspire the holiday spirit. memphissymphony.org
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A grand opening celebration was recently hosted by Eden Spa & Laser and Dr. Neumon Goshorn in their new location at 1044 Brookfield Road. Guests toured the newly renovated space, and enjoyed great specials offered to celebrate the occasion. Cheers They would actually like to see this to Eden and Dr. G!
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Garden District Annual Holiday Party Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
The party is too large to be contained in-house, and so the much-anticipated Garden District Annual Holiday Party spills out into the parking lot! They created a beautiful, inviting space outdoors, and guests enjoyed drinks, fare from neighboring Interim Restaurant, and tunes from the Bluff City Backsliders.
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TheConfessions Season of the Nativity and Practices of an Advent, Christmas & Epiphany Extremist by Sybil MacBeth Interview by Sandi Butler Hughes
“It’s no wonder we hate Christmas by the time it comes,” states Sybil MacBeth. She describes being handed a cup in a chain restaurant that was printed with glad tidings of Christmas cheer...on November 2. Practically moments after Halloween and crashing passed Thanksgiving, the Christmas holiday season bombards us for weeks on end, and Sybil latest book The Season of the Nativity seeks to un-do some of that assault. Sybil is a self-proclaimed Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany extremist. “Christmas is the centerpiece of the triptych If you don’t have the prep, Christmas is shallow and a big bust! What happens after you open all the presents?,” she asks. The Season of the Nativity encourages readers to embrace the full season as “the three opening acts for the liturgical calendar that set the stage for our spiritual journeys throughout the year.” Passionate about her spiritual journey, Sybil creatively celebrates the entire Nativity season beginning with Advent, and she shares her practices in this book. “I don’t put up a Christmas tree until December 20th, and I celebrate Christmas for 12 days,” she says.
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She explains that Advent is a time to go inward, to be watchful, and active in the expectancy. “I think the season of Advent teaches us to live in the paradox of faith: the light and dark, faith and fear, and teaches us to be active waiters, to be expectant but being active in the expectancy.” The third component of the Nativity is Epiphany, and Sybil uniquely describes this part of the season as “the time for Christ to go viral! With the Advent season, Christ is imagined; Christmas celebrates that Christ is born; and the Feast of Epiphany on January 6 is when Christ spreads like wildfire.” Sybil is the writer of the popular Praying in Color series, and she brings that same colorful unique approach to the Nativity. She believes that learning is achieved in visual and sensory practices to complement traditional learning styles. Using doodles in prayer, creative movement, songs, and other activities, there is something to inspire children and adults, individuals and families in her newest installment. Enjoy this Yuletide season, richly and extremely with inspirations from The Seasons of Nativity and “extremist” Sybil MacBeth.
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What’s Poppin’ in December TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 National Civil Rights Museum 2014 Freedom Award & Gala, Cannon Center, 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 Bar-Kays 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala, Cannon Center, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 PB&Jammies Edition, Holiday Swing, GPAC, 6 p.m. Toolbox Bash benefiting Habitat for Humanity, The Great Hall, 7 p.m. Toy Bash benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs, Minglewood Hall, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 St. Jude Marathon, Downtown Memphis, 8 a.m. Breakfast with Santa, Memphis Botanic Garden, 9 a.m. Red Carpet Christmas Celebration, CMOM, 10 a.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 Holiday Artist Market, Memphis Brooks Museum, 11 a.m.
TUESDAY-FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9-12 Make-A-Wish Mid-South Season of Wishes, The Shops of Saddle Creek
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16-17 Madonna Learning Center Annual Christmas Play, GPAC, 7 p.m.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28 Liberty Bowl President’s Gala, Peabody Hotel, 7 p.m.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, DECEMBER MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 56th AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Liberty 12-14 Ballet Memphis presents The Nutcracker, Orpheum Theatre, various times
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13 Winter Market Day, Memphis Farmers Market, 9 a.m. Holiday Concert with the Germantown Symphony & the Germantown Chorus, GPAC, 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16 Trace Adkins in Concert, Orpheum Theatre, 8 p.m.
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Kelly Long & James Lott June 2, 2014 Photographer: Cindy B. Thymius Photography Wedding Venue: Sanctuary on the Square, Collierville
Julie Stark & Marc Upchurch May 24, 2014 | St. Louis Catholic Church (ceremony) and The Tower Center (reception) Caterer: Wade and Company | Wedding coordinator: Wade Hartsfield Photographer: Ramblin’ Rose Photography
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More Than Words Ronaldo Trunk Show
The Wings Ride to Rosemary Beach, FL, in early October assembled the largest group of riders yet for this year’s 500-mile charity cycling event. Twenty-five riders departed from The West Clinic for the five-day ride. The Wings Ride promotes cancer awareness plus encourages a healthy lifestyle and raises funds for Wings Cancer Foundation’s Wellness Program. wingscancerfoundation.org
World-renowned jewelry designer, Ronaldo was on-hand for a special guest appearance at a recent trunk showing at More Than Words in Germantown. He was available for photos and autographs throughout the day as fans and shoppers selected from his collection of handcrafted designs.
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Day of the Dead Celebration The Memphis Day of the Dead Committee presented its 8th annual Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Celebration on Sunday, November 2nd at El Mercadito of Memphis. More than one thousand people attended the colorful traditional Mexican event that celebrates and honors deceased friends and loved ones. Elaborately dressed figures called Catrinas and performances by Ballet Memphis and Danza Azteca Quetzalcoalt helped make this year’s event a complete success.
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Chick-fil-A 5K Benefits Junior Achievement The 12th annual Chick-fil-A 5K benefiting Junior Achievement took place recently in downtown Memphis and attracted nearly 1,500 runners. This year’s event raised enough funds to support the nonprofit in reaching thousands of elementary students with its in-school curriculum to teach work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. jamemphis.org
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Cooper Young Farmers Market Winter Jubilee Droves of locals came to support all things local at the CYFM Winter Jubilee on November 16th. The festivities were held at the new Memphis Made taproom, and guests enjoyed music from Deering and Down, a great silent auction, and (best of all) outstanding food prepared and provided by the CYFM vendors! Go and check the market out in the lot next to First Congregational Church: it’s open every Saturday all year!
Social Christmas Open House ‘Tis the season for festive gatherings, and no better place than Social to start the holiday shopping season! Carmen Bond and her team opened the Social shop on a recent Sunday afternoon and celebrated with sips, savories, and shopping surprises.
Emily Kay, Ragan Washburn & Danielle Hansen
Leslie Thompson, Doug Carriker & Mark Morrison
Matteo Servante, Sarah Ledbetter & Lahna’s Mother
Chad Jones & Rod Henson
Kandra Kolehmainen & Elizabeth Turner
Bridget Trenary, Brittney Rowe, Phil Trenary & Meri Rowe
Kristin Budzak, Lawrence Cowart & Carmen Bond
Jared Callan, Leanilda Andreuccetti & John Rhea
William Henry Trunk Show at Doris McLendon’s Fine Jewelry
United Housing 20th Anniversary Celebration
William Henry pieces are handcrafted works of art, and his beautiful works were recently showcased at a Trunk Show at Doris McLendon’s Fine Jewelry. Functional yet artistic, the knives, money clips, and other designs are the ideal gentleman’s accessory.
On November 13, United Housing celebrated 20 years of providing homeownership services to residents in Memphis and Shelby County. The day was proclaimed as “Homeownership Day” by City of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, and the organization commemorated this milestone with its loyal partners and supporters at Amurica studio in Crosstown.
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Rebecca Bolding & Robert Zeits
Karen Martin, Doris McLendon & Cindy Willett
Kathi & Maddie Selden
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Santa Lands at the Pink Palace photos by Frank Chin
The jolly ole elf arrived at the Pink Palace in high-flying style. He was transported to town in a helicopter that landed on lawn before beginning his reign in the Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees. memphismuseums.org
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COMEC Golf Tournament The Commission on Missing and Exploited Children (COMEC) held its 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Links of Galloway where more than 20 teams assembled to support the organization, including corporate sponsors Data Facts and Phelps Security. Golfers and other attendees bid on silent auction items such as box seats for the Tennessee vs Kentucky game, gift certificates to some of Memphis’ most beloved restaurants, golf at Mirimichi, and much more. The tournament raised nearly $27,000 for COMEC.
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Christopher, Lara, Henrik & Mattias Clauson
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John Spangenberger, Chris Nichols, Bryan Billings & Ralph Griggs
Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Check Presentation The generosity of people from across the region and hotel guests from across the country who gave throughout the month of October helped raise $7,317 for breast cancer support and research here in the Mid-South. On Wednesday, November 19th, the Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel presented the generous donation to Susan G. Komen Memphis-Mid-South to help continue the fight against this terrible disease.
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Real Good Party It was a Real Good Party with a really good purpose: to benefit the pups served by the Real Good Dog Rescue. The party raised funds to continue the work of the group who have placed over 350 dogs in “fur-ever” homes since July, 2013. realgooddogrescue.com
Frances Walker & Jo Croner
Carole Elkins & Kembree Brown
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Judith Johnstone & Alan Barfield
Chooch Pickard, Barbara Standing & Monty Shaw
Ben Tull, Cliff Tillman, Don Mann, Greg Lee, Mark Yerger & Jack Muhs
Brent Allred, Larry Bryant & Tyler McGlaughlin
Johnny Pitts, Kim Pitts, Don Mann, Susan Rushford & Cheryl Matochik
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Signature Breakfast Series featuring Don Mann October 22 & 23, 2014 | University of Memphis and The Great Hall The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is known for its Signature Breakfast Series, which is the largest regular gathering of business and community leaders in Memphis. Each Signature Breakfast is focused on enrichment, celebrating positive stories, fostering teamwork, and impacting our community. The Signature Breakfast in October was hosted by FedEx, where decorated combat veteran and SEAL Team Six member, Don Mann, shared his experiences and lessons learned during his tenure in the US Military. Don Mann led an impressive military career, part of which he details in his autobiography «Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America›s
Elite Warriors.» He described how SEAL Team Six is synonymous with heroism, duty and justice, and shared personal stories of overcoming a troubled childhood and learning to push his body beyond its breaking point to join this elite team. His high octane narrative of physical and mental toughness gave unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world’s most respected and feared combat unit. Pictures are courtesy of Creation Studios Photography.
LPBC Golf Scramble November 3, 2014 | TPC Southwind The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (LPBC) strives to enrich lives, create leaders, and impact the community to be a force for good. Each year the LPBC hosts a private golf scramble at TPC Southwind, as a fun way to bring everyone together and raise money for a local nonprofit by selling
Mulligans. This year all proceeds benefited The Madonna Learning Center, which provides a nurturing, faith-based educational and social environment to empower young and adult students with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families.
For more information on LPBC and their community initiatives: www.thelpbc.com Follow LPBC on Facebook & Twitter: @thelpbc For more information on Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance: www.lpinsurance.com Follow L&P on Facebook & Twitter: @lpinsurance
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‘tis the season of
gifts & gatherings
The North Pole of The South
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this month at saddle creek: Season of Wishes at Saddle Creek
Holiday Music With The River City Concert Band
Help light the Make A Wish Tree!
December 7th | 1 PM – 3 PM December 13th | 1 PM – 3 PM December 21st | 1 PM – 3 PM
December 9th – 12th | 7 AM – 6 PM Help us ensure no deserving child goes without a wish by making a contribution this holiday season. As donations are collected, lights are lit on the Make-A-Wish tree to track our progress. Every dollar counts! Stop by the Season of Wishes tent at Saddle Creek to make your contribution.
Celebrating 18 years of holiday music at Saddle Creek, this community concert band has long been a part of the Memphis music scene. With roots in Memphis dating to the mid-70's, the River City Concert Band is a community band in the truest sense of the phrase.
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