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O U T TA K E S 24 Arrow Creative Grand Opening Party 24 Sponsor Party for the Big River Crossing Half Marathon 26 Pick Awards Party 26 ESPN College GameDay
Metallic Moment Spice up your closet with this moveable, silver jumpsuit. Balance the look with an earthy, geode necklace and structured corduroy blazer with metallic detailing. Jumpsuit and necklace from Lori James in Laurelwood Blazer from Sachi in Laurelwood
28 Party off the Plaza 29 Pink, Prosecco, and Puppies 30 Orpheum Soiree 32 Manduu Second Location Grand Opening 34 Evening with an Icon: Harold Burson, Public Relations Pioneer 36 30th Chefsâ€™ Celebrity Gala 37 Party on the Patio 38 A. Shaw Style Fall Launch Party 39 Social: A Shop for Gracious Living Holiday Open House 40 Mempho Music Fest 41 Night Life for Methodist Hospice 44 Photography in Memphis Exhibition Opening 45 Courage Thru Cancer 46 Howl At The Moon 46 Greenway Soiree 48 River Arts Fest 50 Red Boa Ball 51 Memphis Signature Chefs Auction 52 2019 Trashion Show 69 Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute Ribbon Cutting
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from the publisher Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. ,
It’s a Short Christmas Season, Shop Local Proverbs 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. It seems like just last week that the world was returning from summer holidays and the kids were going back to school. Thanksgiving fell late in November making this a short Christmas season. The joy/ pressure to enjoy a full Christmas season will fall on all of us, but for our local businesses, the season will make or break their success. We all need to take a break from our computer shopping, step outside with your fellow Memphians, and find time to enjoy Christmas by visiting and supporting our locally-owned businesses. Imagine owning a retail store, going to work every day, paying your employees, your taxes, and your expenses each month and not expecting to make a profit until the last two months of the year. Imagine running a charity that provides over 100 children a home, food, clothing, education, and most importantly, a loving environment… but, not knowing until the last two months of the year whether the funds will be sufficient for you to care for those same children next year. Imagine providing daily medical services to the working poor or daily meals to the homeless in our streets... and not knowing until the last two months of the year whether the funds will be sufficient to continue to serve them in 2020. “Drink water from your own cistern” is a strange reference for those of us living in a city with abundant clean water. A cistern is a waterproof receptacle for holding water. Cisterns are distinguished from inground wells by their man-made waterproof linings and are often built on rooftops to catch
and store rainwater. They are commonly used in areas where water is scarce or where there are concerns of water quality. Cisterns, like relationships, need to be built but also to be maintained; without continued maintenance, the water collected will be scarce or of poor quality. Similarly, relationships without care and attention become fractured or broken. We, as Memphians, are in a relationship with each other, and just like a cistern or a marriage, these relationships must be maintained for the good of all of us. The economic importance of sustaining these connections with each other, by shopping locally-owned businesses and supporting locally-focused charities, may not seem to us to be as important as having access to plentiful and clean water, but if our local businesses and charities aren’t successful, the city will become just as ill as if we had all been drinking contaminated water. Continuing to do business with our local merchants and donating to our local charities brings and cultivates life and prosperity to our city. This Christmas, encourage and share the excitement that our city is experiencing in the success of the Memphis Tigers football and basketball programs, continue to enthusiastically support our Memphis Grizzlies young team, GRZ NXT GEN, and finish off 2019 by shopping locally for your holiday gift giving. …..That’s what drinking from your own cistern looks like. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis. Jim Walker
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Arrow Creative Grand Opening Party
Arrow Creative recently hosted a grand opening party for their new concept shop. Located in the heart of the Broad Avenue Arts District, this is a space for Memphis makers to create and sell their art, plus space for a retail section featuring Memphis makers, rented studio spaces, co-working and classroom space, and a meeting space - a creative space under one roof! For class schedules and more information, visit arrowcreative.org.
Christina & Collier Roberts
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Ziggy Mack & Julie Byrd
Jack & Abby Phillips, Jeff & Beth Elzemeyer
Jailenn Scott & Michel Allen
Afshan Kirk, Shannon Little & Stacee Zebb
Michelle & Jeremy Shrader
Allison Wilson & Mark Greaney
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Sponsor Party for the Big River Crossing Half Marathon
The Big River Crossing Half Marathon + 5K, held October 21, was the first race to make the interstate trek across the Mississippi Riverâ€™s longest public pedestrian bridge. The event, which benefited Peer Power Foundation, included a 5K through Downtown and Tom Lee Park with inspiring views of Big River Crossing and the Mississippi River. A festive Sponsorâ€™s Party was held October 27 in honor of the generous sponsors.
To empower and inspire scholars through its innovative student-to-student tutoring program. peerpowerfoundation.org
Kay, Charlie & Courtney McVean
Erika & Michael Lowe
Paul & Stephanie Stephens
Monika & Tom Nenon
Michelle Cook, Ashely Baine, Nikki Navean, Ashley Robinson & Julie Wunderlich
Mark Jean Louis, Dr. Sara Benson & Austin Taylor
Jeanne & Richard Hollis
This Holiday Season Commit to REAL Business Growth. The Lake District has a couple spots left in Phase 1, specifically for local or regional businesses. Ready to Grow? Contact Maggie at 901-229-9690 or Maggie@TheLakeDistrict.us to learn more.
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Pick Awards Party
Memphians in the hospitality and tourism industry were treated to a party to thank them for their hard-work all year long. The party was held October 29 inside FedEx Forum, and included fabulous Memphis fare from Half Shell, The Bar-B-Q Shop, The Peabody, and Margie's 901. Guests even had an opportunity to shoot some hoops at the Forum! The Pick Awards Party is presented by Welcome to Memphis to celebrate the hard work of hospitality and tourism professionals in the community. For more information, visit welcometomemphis.org
Paula Raiford, Chris Roan, Joan Robinson, Bill Patton & Michael Moore
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Danny Sumrall & Lynde Tackett
Steve Roberts & Jodie Vance
Samantha Boggs Dean, JP Townsend & Nikki Graham
Nadia Parry, Marcus Jackson, Angie Steele & Tonya Woodson
Deni Reilly, Sally Pace & Regena Bearden
Jon Shivers & Theresa Taylor
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ESPN College GameDay
It was an epic day in Memphis sports history! ESPN College GameDay broadcast from Beale Street, and Silky Oâ€™Sullivanâ€™s was ground zero for Tiger fans, complete with sausage biscuits, mimosas, and even a few Diver buckets. It was the roaring start to the day that ended with a Tiger victory over SMU, 54 to 48. Go Tigers Go!
Dena Dodson, Katy Cassidy, Elizabeth Edwards, Lauren Dodson & Gary Dodson
Paul, Jonas & Cristina Guibao
Payton Brashear & AJ Sturdivant
Andrea Wiley, Maxine & Randy Engel
Mac Johnston, Paddy Foley, Ryan Hawkins, Nick Savignano, Maggie Kelleher, Erika Geisler & Katie Connell
Brian Liddy, Jim Lewis, Tom Liddy & Phillip Herring
Beckham & Grayson Clark, Johnny Bailey
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Party off the Plaza
Church Health hosted the third annual Party off the Plaza, with a twist this year: it was indoors, off the Plaza rather than on the Plaza, outdoors! Inside the Crosstown Concourse was a magical - and successful - evening. This yearâ€™s party featured music from local favorite Robert Randolph with his All-Star Band, plus an outstanding array of fantastic dishes from local restaurants. The evening raised critical funds for Church Health to care for those who lack health insurance. For more information, visit churchhealth.org
Dr. Christopher & Rhonda Davis
Sabine Bachmann, Rena Chiozza, Marian Garibaldi & Dottie Burana
Raymond & Debbie Williams
Joel & Jennifer Hobson
Natalie Nibert & Shelly Green
Robin & Jeff Pohlman
Michael & Ashley Robilio, Lauren & Eddie Robinson
Ross & Liz Glotzbach, Jim & Martha Boyd
Chef Patrick Michael
Tara Shumate & David Popwell
Kristy Parkerson & Ace Martin
Jonah Westbrook & Claire Brulatour
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Pink, Prosecco, and Puppies
The Pink Door in East Memphis hosted a fun day of fundraising November 13 to support the Real Good Dog Rescue, which helps rescue dogs all over the Mid-South and to find their FURRever home. Shoppers and friends of The Pink Door enjoyed sips and sweets while also celebrating Lilly Pulitzer’s newest print, Ruff Night, during this festive day at The Pink Door. Real Good Dog Rescue‘s goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in area shelters, primarily the Memphis Animal Shelter. realgooddogrescue.com
Stars Give Hope- Starry Night in Memphis Ch u rc h He a lt h Chri stm as Card 2019 Jill Steenhuis Artist
Church Health’s annual Christmas card program is one way you can provide health care to the underserved while honoring those you love. To order, visit ChurchHealth.org/ChristmasCards or call 901-701-2000.
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Honor your loved ones and friends this year.
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The Orpheum stage was the perfect setting for more than 700 guests to enter a colorful candy wonderland of pure imagination at the Orpheum Soiree held November 15 at the beautiful, iconic theatre in downtown Memphis. Guests enjoyed bidding at auction, dining, and dancing the night away The soiree served as the Orpheumâ€™s largest fundraiser, raising nearly $300,000. to support their educational and community programs.
Roger & Kathy Sapp, Retha Moore & Mark Pender
Veronica Batterson, Winston Wolfe & Brett Batterson
Anna Chism, Michael Maness & Tracy Chism
Maureen Ricken, Sandi Butler Hughes, Cathy Farrell & Lura Turner
Gigi, Jan & David Gould, Tammy & Jim Umlauf
Renee Pinlac & Davi Ledet
Becky Coleman, Stacey & Todd Watson, Linda Middlecoff, Gary Coleman, Dick Middlecoff & Karen Isaacman
Niko Prskalo, Mari Acuna, Michelle Hatch & Ken Walker
David Wittman & Hon. Valarie Smith
Glynn & Terry Weakes
Amy & Brad Gardner
Hite McLean, Ellen Brandford, Natalie Chamoun & Philip Gattas
Pick up a copy today and Novel will donate $5.00 to Operation Red Shoes!
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SUSAN MARSHALL + REBA RUSSELL January 10, 2020
SUZY BOGGUSS February 15, 2020
SWEET LIZZY PROJECT February 29, 2020
FAREWELL ANGELINA March 14, 2020
OTIS REDDING III April 11, 2020
ALISON BROWN April 18, 2020
GIVE â€˜EM HELL, HARRY! January 18, 2020
THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW: A Puppet Parody March 28, 2020
For a full schedule or to purchase tickets visit Orpheum-Memphis.com or call (901) 525-3000.
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Manduu Second Location Grand Opening
Manduu recently opened its second Memphis location at 6515 Poplar Ave., Ste. 103, near Kirby Parkway. The city’s resounding response to the summer 2019 opening of the Perkins Road location of Manduu, indicates enthusiastic demand. Guests enjoyed touring the new fitness studio and learning about this innovative new workout.
Manduu Group Team
Kedran Whitten & Jason Ritzen
Jim Burnett, John Pettey & Wiley Robinson
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Mandy Oakes, Leland & Judy Gupton
Kedran Whitten, Dan Vaccaro & Stefanie Casipit
Jana Pettey, Cathy Farrell & Julie Meadows
Manduu is a groundbreaking exercise program that uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) technology to deliver an incredibly effective, highly-efficient workout in 15 minutes that yields the results of a six-hour traditional gym workout. The first FDA-cleared, whole-body EMS system in the U.S., Manduu’s ultra-low impact workout is gentle on joints, muscles and tendons, and each session is personally tailored for adults of all ages and fitness levels. This innovative fitness program is changing the fitness industry and is personally tailored to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Life is short. So is Manduu’s 15-minute workout. To learn more and schedule your free first session, visit Manduu.com.
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Evening with an Icon: Harold Burson, Public Relations Pioneer
Memphis native Harold Burson, co-founder of public relations giant Burson-Marsteller (now Burson Cohn & Wolfe) and an architect of the modern public relations industry, was celebrated in his hometown with a very special event, Evening with an Icon: Harold Burson, Public Relations Pioneer at the Halloran Centre. Harold Burson is perhaps the most recognizable name in the public relations industry today. Along with partner Bill Marsteller, he built a global enterprise of more than 60 offices on six continents, and he was described by PRWeek as "the century's most influential PR figure.”
Andrea Wiley & Randy Engel
Amy Wolfe, Harold Burson & Mary Helen Randall
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Connie & Allan Long, Blake Graves
Kim Alexander, Ayoka Pond, Eric Bran & Kimmie McNeil Vaulx
Tina Niclosi, Tom Tay, Ginger Durbin, Rea Ann Fisch & Jonathan Lyons
Cathy Evans & Amy Goode
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Whiskey, Wine & Dine Special Olympics Greater Memphis
Whiskey, Wine and Dine was held November 8 at the beautiful Tower Center in East Memphis, to benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis. Guests were treated to an evening filled with culinary delights, enjoying “tasting tables” prepared by Memphis’ top chefs, complemented by fine wines and bourbons. A delicious, special night for an even more special organization! Photography by McKendree Walker
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy. specialolympicsmem.org
Allen Sukiany & Zahra Umlani
Marsha Smith & Jan Taylor
Carrie Anderson, May-Lin Biggs-Dale
Patricia Payne & Tommy Payne
Dr. Tony & Dr. Paige Stasi
Chef Erling Jensen
Irene Ford, Michelle French & Sherry Walls
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30th Chefs’ Celebrity Gala Child Advocacy Center
The 30th annual Chef’s Celebrity Gala was held recently at the U of M Holiday Inn. The gala event featured the popular Teddy Bear Surprises and scrumptious dinner served by celebrity servers including: Jim Prentiss, Jr., (29 years of serving), Sandy McGee (26 years), Bill Pickens and Betsy Shaw (both 24 years), and Lattie Michael (20 years). It is an elegant fundraiser with hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, donors, and guests working together. The 2019 Chefs’ Celebrity Gala raised $250,000 to benefit the CAC and the kids they serve in our community.
The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to serve children who are victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through prevention, education, and intervention. memphiscac.org
Mark & Becky Melton, Taylor Greenberg & Wesley Melton
Lowrie Bachmann & Amy Walker
Lee & Annie Askew, Heather & Lilly Scheibelhut
Amiah Brown & Angelita Rodgers
Christine Province, Kris & Colby Crim
Tori Roberson & Ashley Clark
Stacy Patton & Andy Childs
Emily Fail & Hannah Oglesby
Steve & Mickie Nabers
Matt Birch & Amber Wilson
Laurie & Bill Cunningham, Marsi Bellamy
Jeni & Steve McBride
Joe & Patty Donnelly
Ryan & Nikki Walker, Peter Peterson
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Party on the Patio Collierville Chamber of Commerce The Collierville Chamber’s “Party on the Patio” was a fun and festive evening featuring mingling and networking at the Chamber’s Patio, located at Halle Park Drive in Collierville.
Sarah Cervantes,Tina Kirkman, Regan Hewitt, Shannon Essary & Chelsea Handley
Wanda Chism, Fred & Fran Persechini
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Missy Marshall, Chuck Thomas & Marianne Dunavant
McCall Wilson, Robyn Tyler & Mark Heuberger
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020
AT BLEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Dine at Bleu Restaurant & Lounge before watching the guitar drop on Beale Street New Year’s Eve 2020. Chef Leland Spence is offering a three course prix fixe meal for $75 (plus gratuity & sales tax).
Your three course prix fixe meal includes a choice of salad, entrée, and dessert as well as a glass of manager’s select wine (white, rose’ or red) or champagne. For reservations, call 901-334-5950 or visit: downtownbleu.com/nye2020
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A. Shaw Style Fall Launch Party
Friends of A. Shaw Style toasted the holiday season and all of the fabulous inventory at A. Shaw Style - namely unique decor and jewelry. Guests enjoyed cocktails and delicious bites while visiting with Anthony Shaw at his cool space, which is located in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District.
Anne Hamer, Taylor Oyaas, Anthony Shaw, Nora Oyaas & Anna Kattawar
Grace Byeitima, John Haley, Augusta Campbell & Bill Stearnes
Denise Santos & Demetrias Boyland
Wes Blackman & Jake Gaines
Carlos Sargent & Free Sol
Brent Michael & Pam Mackey
Meredith Vezina & John Moore
Curtis Brown, Ann Clare Guest & Justin Fulkerson
Josh Wallis, Anthony Shaw, Cory Elder & Marcus Livengood
Leigh Taylor White & Malcolm Futhey
Ashley Harrison, Hunter Kissinger & Andrew Nail
Shea Oliver & Laura Martin
Raquel & Tommy Carls
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Social: A Shop for Gracious Living Holiday Open House
Ho, ho, ho!! Shoppers enjoyed the holiday spirit at Social’s open house, enjoying treats, sips and crossing off their shopping list with the perfect holiday present.
Santa, Kathryn Painter & David Sutton
Santa & Carmen Bond
Santa, Mary Maddox & Lauren Maddox
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Max Painter, Brett Grinder & Susan Sutton
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Santa & Quinn Scott
Carmen Bond, Stephanie Hughes & Jenni Haddad
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MEMPHO MUSIC FEST Shelby Farms Park October 19th & 20th Photography by McKendree Walker
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Katherine Harwell & Jarrod Creasy
Misty Lee & Shameka Carter
Aly Slott & Katie Hansen
Heidi Ho, Gregg Hudson & Cathy Bonner
Jenn Brandt & Martin Lane
Tiffany Andreoli Temple & Stacey Moore
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Night Life for Methodist Hospice
The 2019 Night Life for Methodist Hospice event was held November 7 at the Minglewood Hall, and it was another wonderful evening of fundraising. This yearâ€™s concert featured country singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist, Caroline Jones, for an up-close and personal concert event experience. Proceeds from this annual event benefit Methodist Hospice to help provide care to patients in need of quality and compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, visit methodisthealth.org
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Photography in Memphis Exhibit Opening
Photography in Memphis Exhibition at The Brooks Museum of Art is both a celebration of and a reconing with the history of the city through the work of 55 photographers, spanning 1849 to today. To celebrate, an opening reception was held in October, and the exhibition is on display until January 19, 2020 at the Brooks. brooksmeuseum.org
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Courage Thru Cancer
The 2019 Courage Thru Cancer Celebration at the Hilton Memphis November 9 benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and in its 5th year has grown into a popular party held each Fall for guests to support Courage Thru Cancer, which was created to support anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Photography by Bizzy Walker
To share life experiences of cancer patients, create a community of support and hope for individuals and their families.
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Howl at the Moon 2019 Streetdog Foundation
The 7th Annual Howl at the Moon party held on November 9 at The Warehouse at 36 E. GE Patterson in downtown Memphis was a howling success for the Streetdog Foundation. “Pawty” attendees enjoyed delicious food prepared by local restaurants, beverages, live & silent auctions and just an all-around good time to benefit the pups. Photography by Frank Chin
Streetdog Foundation rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes stray and abandoned dogs in Memphis.
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Greenway Soiree Wolf River Conservancy
The Greenway Soirée served as the Wolf River Conservancy's signature event. The soiree was complete with live music, both a silent and live auction, and delicious dinner and drinks, guests celebrated the “Wonder of the Wolf” at this fabulous event held November 9 at Opera Memphis. Photography by Frank Chin
The Wolf River Conservancy is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. wolfriver.org
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Divorce is a bad choice, but it may be the best choice.
The more you know about divorce, the better decisions you will make about divorce.
More than thirty years ago, this philosophy led us to write our client guide to divorce. It was updated again this year and can be accessed on our website, aboutdivorce.com. Divorce is a tragedy. It is the end of a relationship that the parties intended to last a lifetime. That tragedy is compounded when a party comes to the process with inaccurate information. A small amount of time spent reading the relevant portions of the guide can save a lot of time, anger and money. Whole books are written on some of the topics we treat with a few paragraphs. Our hope is that neither you, nor anyone close to you, will need this information. The reality is that you probably know someone who needs this information so they can make a choice that is best for them. Larry Rice
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Red Boa Ball American Red Cross
The 10th annual Red Boa Ball took place at the Memphis Botanic Garden November 15, and partygoers enjoyed mingling during the cocktail reception, then enjoyed a seated dinner, live entertainment by the Dantones, and bidding at auctions. Boa Ball supported the critical services provided by American Red Cross of the MidSouth. redcross.org
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
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Memphis Signature Chefs Auction March of Dimes
The 2019 Memphis Signature Chefs Auction featured Memphisâ€™ finest culinary talent who came together to support the March of Dimes. The lovely dinner was held at the beautiful Guesthouse at Graceland. The black-tie gala paid tribute to the culinary excellence of their prominent chefs, while raising money to improve the health of all moms and babies. marchofdimes.org
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start.
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Elani Cook, Marnette Hays, Paola Palazzolo & Josie Cook Robinson
Michelle Cardot, Lori Amin, Bram & Gigi Bors-Koefoed
Josh Steiner & Wallis Tosi
Jordan & Alex Castle
Chip & Pam Pleasant, Andrea & David Gossett
Jacob Harlan & Gloria Dodds
David Lee & Maggie Yang
Millicent Meeks, Glynda Montgomery, Mary McClain, Anita Merriweather, Gwen Harper & Ethel Morris
Kennedy Bell, Kennedi Potts & Kim Bell
Dr. Cliff & Sharon Posman, Sharon & Dr. Keith Williams
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2019 Trashion Show Memphis City Beautiful
The 5th Trashion Show, held in downtown Memphis at ER2 Electronic Recyclers, was an evening of fun and fashion with an environmental twist - to benefit Memphis City Beautiful and fund the Community Improvement Grant Program. Guests enjoyed a fashion show which featured original designs by many of Memphis’ local artists and designers who have dared to create “trashion” from items found in all the better recycling bins. These pieces of “trash” were turned into “treasures” for a great cause!
Memphis City Beautiful engages individuals to take greater responsibility for their communities, and focuses on litter prevention and beautification programs. memphiscitybeautiful.org
Devin Chapman, Beonka Williams, Designer Kendrick Brown & Paisley Brown
Jane, Nellie, Lauren & Molly Keras
Amber Drewry & Kaitlynne Rieman
Martha & Robert Jackson, Cedric Guy & Rodney Williams
David Winter, Savannah Beardsly, Mark Campbell, Greg Hammond & Bennett Browning
Roland Carruthers & Sabrina McCalleum
Laura Helms, Antzee, Pat & Austin Magruder
Matt Gossett & Jerred Price
Jim Wilson & Jan Shivley
Sheila Wilson & Babbie Lovett
Dabney Ring, Ann Marie Wallace, Paige Wallace, Liz McKee, Jerred Price & Carolyn Benson
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The Holiday Guide As we welcome the month of December, we also ring in the holiday season. Holiday fashion echoes the magic of festivities with glitz, glam, and metallic detail. These local Memphis boutiques and stores will have you looking your best to celebrate the season. Sparkle and shine and enjoy The Holiday Guide and ring in 2020!
Shine on! This fitted pencil skirt will look great all year round. The detailing on the side is extremely flattering and adds to the exquisite detail of the skirt. Donâ€™t be afraid to add some sparkle this season and pair with this sophisticated yet lively sequined blouse. Accessorize with sparkle statement earrings and a forest green croc bucket purse. Shirt, skirt, purse, and earrings from Kittie Kyle in Laurelwood
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Posh & Pink This retro shift dress is certified to turn heads. Draw out the vibrant hot pink hue and pair with an iridescent purse to instantly tie the whole look together. Complete the style with mixed-metal stackable bracelets and rhinestone earrings. Dress and earrings from The Pink Door Purse from Oak Hall Bracelets from Southern Avenue Company
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Festive Faux Furs This fur jacket is guaranteed to keep you warm throughout the winter. Pair it with a velvet burnout dress to enhance the combination of textures between fuzz and intricate design. Top off the look with gold layering necklaces. Coat from Lansky 126 Dress from Oak Hall Necklaces from Lori James in Laurelwood
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Mistletoe & Mesh Show up to your holiday soiree and look stunning in this statement gown. The mesh overlay creates complex dialogue between silhouette and cascading fabric. Add an unexpected purse, such as this embellished beetle clutch to catch everyoneâ€™s eye. Dress, earrings, and purse from Kittie Kyle in Laurelwood
R A I S E T H E BA R Toast the season in this powerfully patterned jumpsuit. Mix in a healthy pour of pizzazz with a show-stopping necklace literally a piece of wearable sculpture. Jumpsuit and necklace from Kittie Kyle Purse from Lori James Earrings from Southern Avenue Company
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Winter White This show stopping suit will be the topic of conversation. The suit's matte white studs elevate the timeless concept of a power suit into a high-fashion piece that will be a forever staple in your wardrobe. Add a silk shell underneath to tone down the edginess and add a feminine touch. Suit and shell top from Oak Hall Necklace from Kittie Kyle in Laurelwood
Styled by Elise Rawlinson Photography by McKendree Walker Model Kaitlyn Stoddard-Carter of Colors Agency Makeup by Bizzy Walker of Eden Spa Hair by Jonathan Watkins of Eden Spa Special thanks to Sean Carter and Grimm 58
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Rockinâ€™ around the Christmas Tree Dare to pair distinctive patterns and create a perfect balance between textures. Pair metallics with animal prints to give the look an extra oomph. Add a leather jacket and statement earrings to complete the rockstar ensemble. Jacket and skirt from Lansky 126 Cami from Oak Hall Earrings from Eden Spa
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Metallic cork belt from The Pink Door
Necklace from Sorelle Boutique
Pearl drop earrings from The Pink Door Rainbow beaded purse from Oak Hall
Beaded cheetah barrette and bracelet from Lansky 126
Silk Blouse from Sorelle Boutique
Statement earrings from Kittie Kyle in Laurelwood
Gold booties from Lansky 126 Necklace and bracelet from Southern Avenue Company 60
Sparkle resin purse from Sachi in Laurelwood
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Memphis Voice Teacher Launches Her Students to the National Stage
Veronica & Emmanuel Tsao at the Mid-South Fair Photo credit: Showtyme Studio
By Lesley Harris Colvett
iane Carden-Hendon has been lending her vocal talent and expertise for about 50 years as a vocal coach/teacher. Diane grew up in Jackson, Tennessee, and you could say that teaching and music are in her DNA. Diane’s father was a teacher, and her mother was a voice and piano teacher. “When I was in 7th grade, I started teaching my mother’s beginner piano lessons,” Diane says. She attended the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and with a major in music. After graduating college, Diane came to Memphis and taught music in Shelby County Schools. She got married and moved to Virginia, where she lived for twenty years, raised her two sons, John and Billy, and directed a group called the Judgement Day Refreshment Committee, composed of 75 church members, and they toured the East coast singing contemporary Christian music. Diane also taught voice and piano during her years living in Virginia. Diane then moved back to Memphis, and taught music for Shelby County, classroom music at Grace St. Luke’s, and an after-school music class teaching piano and voice at Immaculate Conception Cathedral School. These days, Diane teaches voice and piano three afternoons a week at St. Mary’s Episcopal School, and private lessons at her home one afternoon a week. She is married to Randy Hendon, a CPA in Memphis, who Diane says is her biggest supporter, helping to make all of this possible for Diane, “None of this would be possible without Randy, he helps me with everything, pitches in with the sound system during the performances - everything.” Diane says during her private voice lessons, she gives the children the basic background, and teaches young children how to sing correctly with vocal technique, which is very important so they don’t strain or misuse their voices. “I teach the kids how to feel good about themselves, and how to get over their nerves of performing in front of an audience. We work through those fears,” Diane says. Two of Diane’s students are Veronica Tsao, age 8, and Emmanuel Tsao, age 11, brother and sister who each have an amazing talent for singing and performing musical instruments. “Singing comes naturally for Veronica and Emmanuel. They are both musical geniuses, and they have one of the best work ethics I have ever seen in children, and basically good in everything I have seen them do,” Diane says. She says that the children are unique and have a rare talent in that Veronica can sing in perfect harmony with her brother Emmanuel, their voices blend and harmonize, and Diane compares them to Donny and Marie Osmond. Veronica and Emmanuel sang together recently at the Mid-South Fair in the Junior Talent division, and were named 3rd place runner up winners. The duo performed “I’ll Fly Away” with Veronica playing the ukulele and Emmanuel playing the fiddle. 62
The children have accomplished a lot at such a young age. Veronica started singing with Diane at age 4, and has picked up playing the piano, ukulele, guitar and drums over the years. “I have fun learning music, and I enjoy singing because it is fun and I want to be a musician,” Veronica says. Emmanuel plays the violin, piano, guitar and double bass. Currently, Emmanuel is singing in New York City at The Museum of Modern Art Fault Lines exhibit, and in between shows, is also traveling to Pittsburgh to perform the lead role in the Christmas-themed opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. In their very first recital, Veronica and Emmanuel performed a duet of songs from the musical Aladdin. Last year, Emmanuel played Michael Darling in the Peter Pan musical at Playhouse on the Square, and he sang the boy soprano solo in Chichester Psalms, in Hebrew, with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the University of Mississippi Chorus for the Bernstein at 100 performances. Emmanuel and Veronica have also served as Cantors at St. Louis Catholic Church, and performed with the Memphis Youth Symphony Program, Children’s Ballet Theater, and the Memphis BoyChoir & GirlChoir at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Veronica and Emmanuel’s parents, Drs. Joan Han and Jack Tsao are very supportive of their children’s musical talents and performances. “We moved to Memphis from Washington D.C. five years ago, and when we arrived in Memphis the kids had been playing violin. Veronica attended St. Mary’s, and that is how we found Diane,” Joan says. “I really like Diane’s approach to singing. She really emphasizes good technique to protect the voice, and a young child’s voice over time matures, and it is not appropriate for a little kid to try to sing opera or certain pop songs that would strain the voice, and I appreciate that Diane understand the biology of it...she taught them how to have breath support, sing with good projection and presence,” Joan says. Joan and Jack enjoy music as a hobby too. They both played piano and other musical instruments growing up, and they sing with the Memphis Diocesan Choir.
Emmanuel singing at MoMa Fault Lines
Fault Lines Composer - Guarionex Morales-Matos
Diane’s students often continue their musical career in New York City with Diane’s son John Carden, who teaches voice and musical theatre at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. John has performed opera all over the world, and continues to perform musical theater. Her other son Billy lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and owns various publications in the city. Diane says that her strong work ethic comes from her mother, and she strives to instill this in her students. Diane recalls her first dance recital on stage was at age 4, singing solos. She was very nervous to sing a solo in front of a large audience, and almost walked off the stage because she was so scared, but her mother told her to get up there and do her best because she was a big part of that show, and the other dancers depended on her performance. That “push” from her mother to do her best for the sake of the show is what provided Diane a strong foundation and work ethic, which she instills in her students. “I love what I do, and I love each one of my students. Each one is special to me, and I love to help them in all aspects of their lives,” Diane says.
Emmanuel Tsao, Diane Carden-Hendon & Veronica Tsao DECEMBER 2019
he difference between watching the 1938 film version of A T Christmas Carol with Reginald Owen (the best film version) and seeing it performed year after year at a local theater is that
while both evoke emotion, you will see nuanced differences by the different casts in the theater each year and, very likely, in each performance of a run. You don’t have to choose: watch the old chestnut of a film AND see a live local production. Very probably they will touch you differently. And beyond just the Dickens’ story, there is a reason to continue to engage in other holiday traditions – you can enjoy them by yourself, with friends & family, or with like-minded strangers. Memories are great, but so are new experiences. This season is rife with opportunities; be open to engaging with them, with old and new opportunities. “Peace on Earth, goodwill to men” is an idea that is always and ever worth revisiting. Be happy, merry, and blessed. -Ken Hall
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Kafe Kirk with Wendy Moten Crosstown Theater, 6pm WinterArts 2019 888 White Station Road (next door to Bed, Bath & Beyond) 11th annual showcase of exceptional & unique hand-crafted works by our region’s finest artists. Through Christmas Eve. The Irishman film screening Indie Memphis, Malco Paradiso, 7pm Art by Gary & Diane Dixon Fratelli’s Cafe at Memphis Botanic Garden, through 12/30 University of Memphis Symphonic Band concert Harris Auditorium, 7:30pm Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley Tennessee Shakespeare Company, 7950 Trinity Road How closely did you read Jane Austen? This is Miss Bennet’s moment to shine. Through 12/22
Band of Outsiders film screening Crosstown Theater, 7:30pm The classic 1964 film by Jean-Luc Godard offers a different take on crime and passion. Handel’s Messiah Memphis Symphony, Lindenwood Christian Church/ Maples Memorial Methodist Church, 7:30pm, through 12/7 Anne Froning art opening Art Body Soul, 1024 S. Yates, 6-9pm Holiday Group Show L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm Through January 14. A Christmas Carol Theatre Memphis Scrooge, various ghosts, Tiny Tim, and a goose. Through 12/23
Tia Pancha A Christmas Story Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre, Evergreen Theatre, through 12/15 Sounds of the Season Memphis Youth Symphony, McNeill Hall, Rhodes College, 4:30pm Iris Orchestra and the Pinchas Zukerman Trio GPAC/Brooks, 7:30/2:00pm World-renowned violinist brings an evening of Beethoven. Through 12/8
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Bartlett Art Association group show Gallery Ten Ninety-One, WKNO, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd, 2-4pm Through December 27. 12th annual Winter Concert Luna Nova Ensemble, Grace-St Luke’s, 7:30pm The concert will feature works by J.S. Bach, Guillaume Machaut, Jehan Alain, Johann Mertz, Leo Ornstein and Grace-St. Luke’s organist Patrick Scott. Free admission. Graphic Design Senior Exhibition Fogelman Contemporary Galleries, University of Memphis, 6-8pm Nutcracker Ballet Memphis, Orpheum, 7:30pm, through 12/15 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Musical Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene, 8pm, through 12/20 A Victorian Holiday Opera Memphis, Dixon Gallery, 7pm, through 12/20 Get swept back to a time of petticoats and top hats with this interactive holiday experience. Wander the historic residence and galleries of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens while 19th-century artists give operatic performances, carolers sing through the halls, residents teach you the latest dance styles, the lively maids entertain you with games and activities, and you are engaged in the art of conversation over a cup of wassail. A Christmas Carol DeSoto Family Theatre This Is My Time: Clouds, Ghosts & Other Musings art by Kerry Peeples GPAC, 5-7pm The show goes up on December 3 and will be on view through January 3, with the artist’s reception on the 14th. A Performance of Big Star’s Third & More Crosstown Theater, 7:30pm Jody Stephens is joined by an all star group of pop-rockalt musicians and members of the Memphis Symphony for a uniquely Memphis night of music. Will likely sell out quickly. Madonna Learning Center Christmas Play GPAC, 10am Always fun, slightly unpredictable, always wonderful. Hello, Dolly Orpheum Theatre, through 12/22 Nutcracker Children’s Ballet Theater, GPAC, 6pm Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular Memphis Symphony, Cannon Center, through 12/22
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Jason & Caitlin Motte started the Jason Motte Foundation in 2012 with the mission of providing comfort and care for those affected by cancers of all kinds. They host annual events in both Memphis & St. Louis, as well as KCancer games throughout all levels of baseball-Major League, minor league, college, high school, & little league. They also have a line of KCancer shirts that are worn by all 30 Major League teams that benefit not only the Jason Motte Foundation, but various cancer foundations across the country. jasonmottefoundation.org
Creative Aging offers Memphisarea seniors arts programs that promote healthy, vital aging; combat isolation; and provide critical community connections. Presented today by over 100 professional artists and musicians at 70 locations where seniors live and gather, Creative Aging’s musical performances, hands-on arts courses, and daytime theater events reach diverse audiences, enhancing participants’ cognitive vitality, reducing isolation, and making access to the arts a reality. creativeagingmidsouth.org.
Cazateatro is the first and only bilingual theater group in Tennessee. The company started in 2010, when they decided to share their Latin and Hispanic culture with other Memphis communities, all while serving as a bridge between cultures. Through several years of hard work, they have grown to produce a wide range of genres in the theater community. Cazateatro can perform from children's theater to the absurd, to collective creation, as well as other genres. As part of their cultural exchange, Cazateatro annually produces The Day of the Dead Parade & Festival in collaboration with Memphis Brooks Museum and other cultural events. Cazateatro.org 66
Project Green Fork
Project Green Fork is a program of Clean Memphis, which strives to make Memphis cleaner and greener. PGF works with restaurants to help them source sustainable packaging, reduce food waste, compost, recycle, use non-toxic cleaners, and reduce energy and water use, thereby creating a healthier environment for all Memphians. Started in 2008 by Margot McNeely, Project Green Fork has become synonymous with conscientious dining in Memphis. projectgreenfork.org
Celebrate your loved ones with a gift to Church Health this holiday season. Church Health is a faithbased, non-profit organization that provides health care to uninsured, underserved individuals in Shelby County. Each month, more than 5,000 patients and hundreds of small businesses depend on Church Health for care, counseling and wellness services. Church Health fosters physical, emotional and spiritual well-being among patients, participants, families and the community at-large. With the generous support of volunteer providers, community partners and donors like you, Church Health improves health and well-being to help others experience the full richness of life. churchhealth.org
The Gaal House
The Gaal House was founded in 2014 by Melvin A. Lewis as a pilot program for men leaving rehab and looking to maintain their sobriety. The word “Gaal” is derived from the Hebrew meaning “kinsmen redeemer”. Their process is unique as they focus on treating not just the disease, but the individual. Their goal is to provide life skills to men in recovery in a safe, sober, and spirit-filled environment. Our motto is “Changing men’s lives, one man at a time”. Gaal House currently have two homes and can serve up to fourteen men at any given time. thegaalhouse.org
Ways of Giving to Give Bluff City The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South empowers children to be world ready and engaged members of their communities so they may lead independent lives and attain their dreams. Through an extensive offering of experiential, handson curriculum, JA focuses on high impact programs that drive long-term outcomes in areas of financial literacy, career readiness and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit. More than 10,000 students participate in JA programs each year throughout the Greater Memphis area. The programs are taught by volunteers from all walks of life, including business people, parents, and retirees. juniorachievement.org
Tennis Memphis is a local nonprofit that manages six public tennis centers throughout the City of Memphis and provides a unique opportunity for children of different ages and backgrounds to experience an environment of acceptance, mentorship and highquality tennis instruction. Tennis Memphis never turns away a student because of an inability to pay, and provides a path toward success to more than 2,800 children in underserved communities every year. tennismemphis.org
P.U.R.E. Youth Athletics Alliance
P.U.R.E.â€™s mission is to provide a residential homeschool program for young men that focuses on education, mentoring, sports and personal accountability while exposing them to many opportunities that will prepare them to become productive men. The organization has provided residential housing for 15 youth, ages 12-18. pureyouth.org
The Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation was founded in 2008, previously as the Memphis Police Foundation, with a mission to provide a bridge of partnership for the private sector to pour support to local law enforcement agencies. The general focus is to allow top agency officials the opportunity to obtain and properly field test innovative technology, tactics and training. MSCLE Foundation seeks to build philanthropic support for local law enforcement agencies and to be a bridge that offers a true partnership between the law enforcement agency and the community they serve. MSCLEFoundation.org
Madonna Learning Center
Founded in 1969, Madonna Learning Center provides a nurturing, faith-based educational and social environment that empowers children and young adults with special needs to reach their full potential while offering support to their families. The school age program has small student to teacher ratios with a goal of helping students achieve educational, social and life skills allowing for a more independent life. The Monarch Program serves adults ages 19 and up. Through lessons on daily living skills, social skills, and job preparation, young adults gain useful, real-life job experiences and become more independent so that they may excel in todayâ€™s world. madonna-learning.org
Operation Red Shoes
Operation Red Shoesâ€™ is a non profit benefiting teens with cancer and their families with essential assistance. The mission of the organization is to alleviate the stress of everyday expenses for families who have to pause their lives in order to take care of their child battling cancer. Operation Red Shoes has assisted families by paying rent and has donated cars for those who do not have a means of transportation to and from appointments. The organization works to relieve financial stress so the families can focus completely on the healing of their child. operationredshoes.com
The Lake District:
An Original Development in Lakeland
By Amy Howell Photos courtesy of The Lake District xciting things are happening for Lakeland at the new development currently under construction at Canada Road and I-40. The Lake District, a 161-acre multi-use development includes local and regional retail, housing, entertainment, recreation, and common spaces like music venues all planned around a community lake and walking trails. Some say the project resembles a larger Harbor Town or Seaside. Certainly, there is no project like it in the region and plans for phase one opening are just around the bend.
Envisioned and developed by California-based Gilad Development, the project consists of two phases and includes the following: 132,000 square feet of inline retail and restaurant space, 176,800 square feet of main street retail and restaurant space, 2 hotel sites, 171 single family homes, 109 townhomes, and 396 apartments over retail and 168 age-restricted apartments. The Lake District also has 15 “pad sites for quick service and Fast Casual restaurants as well as medical users, and the ability to build up to 75,000 sf of office space. The developer plans for phase one to begin opening in late 2020 and the project boasts a 90% leased up with mainly local and regional retail tenants. Local and regional tenants include MALCO theatre with virtual reality, bowling, and event space, The Stock Market (upscale grocery), Osaka Japanese restaurant, Hollywood Feed, Germantown Wines and Liquor, Gloss Nail Bar, BrickHouse Fitness, Elite Total Health, Gould’s Spa/Salon, Starbucks, Memphis BBQ, AT&T, Firehouse Subs, Frida’s Restaurante Mexicano. And if that’s not enough to fire you up, the project, being designed by local architects, LRK and A2H is designated as an “urban village” or a walkable community anchored by a 10-acre lake and surrounding walking trails. Imagine getting on a bike with a basket to shop at The Stock Market and ride over to the lake to sit and enjoy feeling like you are at a resort. “This is truly a special example of community creation for our region and we believe something that will have lasting value both economically, and as an authentic experience. A legacy of sustainable community building that will be treasured by residents for generations,” says architect Carson Looney of LRK. Like Harbor Town (the closest thing our area has to this project), The Lake District will be a place to gather, dine, play, exercise, relax and be entertained. A big part of a lifestyle center is programming. The Lake District will have a calendar of events all year with a weekend farmers market, local arts, theatre and entertainment in the streets, including holiday light festivals. “There is something for everyone,” says Maggie Gallagher, Director of Business Development for the project. “We want this to be a place where people want to be because it’s special. Our tenants offer this mix of value unlike typical shopping malls,” Gallagher says. Once phase two is completed and occupied, The Lake District will be home to 2,000 residents. And the demand is high for housing options in Lakeland. "At The Lake District we are meeting a need in our marketplace. We are providing an upscale living and lifestyle experience in a walkable community,” says Billy Rodgers, Broker, CryeLeike Realtors. The town’s elementary school is ranked number one in the state and the new high school will be underway soon. Many people may not know that the average household income of Lakeland is $102,000. Lakeland is also geographically attractive due to its proximity to major roadways, it’s prime location outside along the I-40 eastern Shelby County corridor, it’s proximity to Arlington, Eads and Fayette County—all growth areas. “For the 64,000 cars that travel past the project daily along I-40, our project will be a magnet for people who want to stop, shop, dine and stay in our two hotels,” says Gallagher. Further, she believes that—like Seaside and Harbor Town— The Lake District will be a destination for the region. “People can easily drive from Jackson, TN to come shop and eat and be entertained,” she says. The developers are passionate about making every detail of the project exciting. The architecture alone will inspire visitors and the mix of co-tenants will offer residents and visitors everything within a walkable, attractive community. Get ready, Lakeland! You are going to love being home to The Lake District! 68
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Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute Ribbon Cutting
The University of Memphis recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening celebration for the Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute. The KWCI is located in Cordova at the site of the former Lâ€™Ecole Culinaire. The festivities included tours and tastings of this newest addition to the U of M. For more information about the KWCI, visit memphis.edu/ wilson/culinary/
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John Caldwell, Danielle Danforth, Ernie Mellor & John Oborne
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Chefs' Holiday Favorites Favorite dishes are an important part of holiday celebrations. The 4Memphis culinary partners share their choice picks for serving a delicious dinner this season. Add these ingredients to your shopping list and enjoy the chefsâ€™ favorites! Bon appetit!
Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Erling Jensen Lamb Sausage and Gnocchi with Blackberry Tamarind Sauce Potato Gnocchi: 3 large baking (Idaho) potatoes (about 1 3/4 pounds), scrubbed 1 large egg 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, or as needed
Chef Meredith Gardner
Boil potatoes until soft and tender. Place boiled potatoes into food mill and process them through. Mix in egg, salt, white pepper, nutmeg, and parmesan. Fold in flour gently. Roll mixture in long skinny tubes. Cut 1 inch dumplings and roll gently off the back of a fork. Place on a baking tray and freeze. Once frozen, blanch gnocchi in salted boiling water. Remove once tender all the way through. Serve with lamb sausage topped with a blackberry tamarind sauce.
Itta Bena Black Eyed Pea Succotash 1 cup black eyed peas, cooked 1 cup edamame, blanched ½ cup sweet corn 1/8 cup shallot, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced ½ cup white wine 2 tablespoons cream 2 Mahi fillets On medium-low heat, sweat shallots and garlic until soft. Turn heat up and add corn - cook for 2 minutes. Add edamame and black eyed peas. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Deglaze with wine and reduce by half. Add cream, stir to incorporate.Remove from heat and serve with grilled Mahi fillets.
Thistle & Bee: Culinary for a Cause Thistle & Bee's mission is to help women who have survived prostitution and trafficking thrive through a holistic approach addressing physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial health. They empower women who have survived sex trafficking and prostitution to rebuild their lives in community with one another, and with the support of the Thistle & Bee staff and volunteers through a social enterprise model.
Chef Justin Kruckman
The organization’s social enterprise generates revenue to support programs designed to help women on a journey of healing and hope. The women served by Thistle & Bee are helping care for 80 bee hives. They are baking granola, harvesting and bottling honey, making soap, tea, and other products to supply over a dozen retail outlets, pop up and farmers markets, and online sales. They are earning an income as they acquire a host of skills—from process mapping and inventory control to stress management and customer service. When you sprinkle Thistle & Bee granola over a bowl of yogurt or stir a spoonful of Memphis Honey into a mug of steaming tea, you are joining a movement to make the world a more just place for women everywhere. Thistle & Bee products are available at numerous Memphis-area locations including Babcock Gifts, Curb Market in Crosstown Concourse, Dixon Gallery and Gardens Gift Shop, High Point Grocery, novel, as well as online at thistleandbee.org. “Bee” sure to look for them at the Memphis Maker's Market at Muddy's in midtown on December 7, and at the Downtown Holiday Market on December 14. DECEMBER 2019
Bleu Restaurant & Lounge Berkshire Pork Chop 10 ounce pork chop 3 ounces candied bacon brussels sprouts 2 baby carrots halved 3 ounces apple maple-bacon sauce Season the pork chop with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning; grill to desired doneness. Top with apple maple-bacon sauce, and serve with brussels sprouts and baby carrots.
Chef Leland Spence
Kooky Canuck Fried Tourtiere, French-Canadian Meat Pie Fried Pie Dough: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup plus 1 teaspoon shortening 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk 1 egg, beaten Combine milk and egg and set aside. Whisk together flour, salt, and sugar then cut in shortening. Toss lightly with egg and milk mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Roll into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll pastry on a lightly floured board into 4 inch circles, 1/8 inch thick. TourtiĂ¨re Filling: 3 pounds ground pork 2 potatoes, diced 2 white onions, diced 3 tablespoons pepper 4 tablespoons salt 2 cups water
Chef Shawn Danko
Combine pork, potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and water in a pot. On medium high heat, bring all ingredients to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Once the meat is cooked thoroughly and potatoes are soft, remove from heat. With a wire whisk, stir mixture until some of the potatoes are broken down. Fill half of the circle of dough with filling. Fold half of circle over filling to make halfcircles, making sure to crimp the edges well. Deep fry in hot oil at 350Â°F until golden brown. Serve with your choice of spicy ketchup or mustard. 72
Salud! at Whole Foods, Poplar Avenue Leafy Green and Sweet Onion Gratin 2 medium onions, cored and quartered lengthwise ¼ cup olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons, divided Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 bunch greens (turnip, kale, mustard, collard – your choice!), stems removed and chiffonade 3 cloves, sliced garlic 2-3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup heavy cream ¼ cup dry white wine Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 ounces fontina cheese, shredded ¼ teaspoon paprika Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the onions in a large casserole dish and toss with ¼ cup of olive oil; season to taste with salt and pepper. Bake until soft and lightly browned, stirring occasionally for about an hour. Set aside. Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and saute the greens until tender. Once the greens are halfway cooked through, add in the sliced garlic and continue to cook, reducing the heat if necessary, to keep the garlic from burning. Once tender, stir in the apple cider vinegar to taste. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring well to incorporate. Cook for 1 minute to cook out the raw flour taste. Whisk in the cream and wine, stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper and fresh nutmeg.
Chef Bri Rogers
Preheat the broiler.
Stir the cooked greens with the cooked onions and pour the sauce evenly over the vegetables. Cover the top with the parmesan and fontina and sprinkle with paprika. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.
Owen Brennan’s Regal Salmon Salmon Fillet & Shrimp 4 40/50 shrimp 1 julienned poblano pepper 1 7 ounce salmon fillet 4 button mushrooms, sliced ¼ julienned red onion Season salmon with salt and pepper and grill for 7 minutes. In a skillet, sauté shrimp. Once shrimp are cooked, add in peppers, mushrooms and onions and sauté until tender. Garden Risotto ¼ cup diced onions 1 cup white wine 2 cups arborio rice 6 cups chicken stock ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup parmesan cheese ¼ cup garlic roasted tomatoes ¼ cup spinach ¼ cup button mushrooms First, sauté onions until transparent. Next add white wine and reduce until gone. Add arborio rice and 2 cups of chicken stock, constantly stirring. Reduce until it is gone, then add 2 more cups chicken stock; repeat once more. Stir in parmesan cheese and heavy cream. In a separate skillet, sauté garlic roasted tomatoes, spinach and button mushrooms, then mix into risotto. Serve Regal Salmon on Garden Risotto and top with a white wine cream sauce. 74
Chef Harrison Estes
hen the owner of a premiere home and gift store prepares for the holiday season, she starts early and she has a collection of magnificent pieces for celebrating the season. For Carmen Bond, owner of Social: A Shop for Gracious Living, she began her holidays with a fresh start including new decor, tableware, and new recipes while keeping with meaningful family traditions from her Christmas past. “This is a new beginning. Out with the old, and in with the new!,” Carmen smiles with a wink. This will most likely be her last year to spend Christmas in her home of 21 years - it is going on the market (at press time, it was not officially listed). She is looking forward to the holidays, and one last celebration in her home surrounded by her children, their spouses, her new beau Nash, plus a multitude of family and friends. Part of her celebration transformation will include all her new, favorite finds, many of them from where else, Social. Drinks will be served in new barware by Artel. For more formal dinner gatherings, her table will be set with Sasha Nicholas (locally available exclusively at Social), and for a casual evening in, she will be using her new place settings from Montes Doggett and Vietri.
While Carmen may be using new table- and serveware, she is also including sentimental touches. She tucks in copies of her Christmas sheet music from her youth, a unique tribute for her mom. Her mother would always ask her to play “White Christmas” on the baby grand piano. As Carmen prepares to move, the piano has been dispersed to her daughter Lee Anderson’s new home in Washington, D.C. Her grazing board includes sweet hand-crocheted doily bowls. “These are family heirlooms. They are perfect to use for nuts or crackers on a grazing or cheese board,” Carmen said. A fabulous cook (and photo stylist as well, I might add), her menu for the holidays also reflects the newness in her life. Last year on Christmas Eve, she prepared a new recipe for bolognese. “I created this recipe from reading countless recipes one night last fall and then adding my own ingredients to make it my own. I had about 20 plus tomatoes from the final crop of my Aunt Mary and Uncle Donny’s garden. I had eaten all of the tomato sandwiches I could handle for one summer season, but I didn’t want them to go to waste! The fresh tomatoes became what is the wonderful base of this amazing and delicious recipe!,” Carmen shared. It was a huge success so she is making that her family’s new tradition for their casual Christmas Eve supper. “This year, I will be serving the bolognese over Nash’s homemade pasta,” she said. While she is making a new entree, she is also making a family favorite - her Great Aunt Zula’s recipe for a scrumptious Southern Chocolate Pie. “There is a family secret ‘ingredient’ passed down to me that I can NOT share!! But this recipe will be wonderful!,” Carmen promises. She uses her mother’s homemade pie crust recipe that dates back to 1965 and tops the pie with her own whipped cream recipe. Carmen’s extensive group of friends are a large part of her holidays, and they are reflected in her culinary selections. She prepares a Beef Tenderloin, using Nick Vergos’ recipe and seasoned with Nick’s Mix Seasoning. “After trying many recipes for the best beef tenderloin, I always come back to this one given to me by my late, dear friend, Nick Vergos.” For Carmen, the holidays are a special time, especially when surrounded by loving family and friends, sweet memories and traditions, and celebrating her new beginnings. “Cheers to a new year!,” she beams.
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Story by Sandi Butler Hughes Photography by Kathryn Painter & Mark O. Ramirez
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Carmen’s Bolognese 20 fresh tomatoes, chopped (any variety will be fine, and even canned are ok if fresh are not available) 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 3 large whole carrots, finely chopped 2 pounds ground beef (or 1 pound beef and 1 pound pork or sausage) 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped Heavy cream, approximately one cup plus a few tablespoons A pinch of each: cayenne pepper, nutmeg, garlic, and Italian seasoning 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 tablespoons butter 3 olive oil Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 bottle very dry - and very delicious - red wine, for recipe and for sipping while cooking In a large pot or deep dutch skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat, but do not scorch. Add pancetta and cook until browned, 5 minutes or so. Add ground meat and cook until browned, 6-7 additional minutes. Next, add onion and carrots, saute until tender. If any excess grease needs to be drained, do so at this time, but save some drippings (at least a few tablespoons). Stir in ½ cup red wine. Reduce to simmer, making sure to scrape any browned bits into the mixture. Add another ¼ cup red wine, continue to stir until liquid reduces. (Remember to enjoy sipping while stirring!) Stir in tomatoes slowly, a few handfuls at a time; next add salt, pepper and pinches of the other seasonings. Continue to simmer for another 20 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add another ¼ cup of red wine, or more if desired, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes and continuing to stir on occasion. The sauce should slowly be turning a beautiful dark red. After simmering, start to add the cream very slowly, mixing while pouring. Let simmer for another 20 minutes so all of the flavors can truly blend and meld into a rich and delicious bolognese.
Aunt Zula’s Southern Chocolate Pie Filling 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons milk 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons salted butter 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons cocoa Pinch of salt 5 egg yolks 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract This pie recipe makes either 2 lesser thick pies or 1 thicker filled pie. Separate the egg, beat the yolks, and let stand at room temp. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Heat a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) to medium heat. Add milk and butter. Stir occasionally and watch not to overheat or scald. When butter is melted and blended add the combined dry ingredients and stir constantly until blended. Do not let stick or overheat! It will scorch! Turn heat to low once blended. (more milk can be added slowly to keep from sticking….) Take out a few tablespoons of the chocolate mixture and quickly beat into the egg yolks. Then, quickly add back into the chocolate mixture and stir until blended well. Add the vanilla a bit at a time and blend; add more to taste if necessary. “Our family likes the rich chocolate taste, so we tend to use it sparingly! Top with homeade whipped cream - it adds a vanilla taste for the perfect combination,” said Carmen. Pour the filling into the cooked pie crust(s). (Here is where you can make a meringue for the pie and cook in oven. If your family prefers meringue, please email Carmen@social-memphis.com.)
NOTE: Follow Social: A Shop for Gracious Living on Instagram and Facebook for recipes for Nash’s homemade pasta, Carmen’s mother’s pie crust, and Carmen’s whipped cream and her special au jus. They will be shared on December 17 and 18, just in time for special holiday festivities! DECEMBER 2019
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My name is Emma Yates, and I am a senior at Briarcrest Christian School. This is my third year on the Impact Stafff, and I have loved every second of it. Besides Impact, I am on my schhol’s volleyball team and basektball cheer team. I am the Digital Media Editor for Impact. I am so excited to see where Impact will go in the future.
My name is Caroline Weakley and I am a senior at Hutchison. Outside of 4Memphis I am the Wilson Society president and participate on the Hutchison soccer team. I’ve loved working as fashion editor for 4 Memphis the past two years and I am so excited to see Impact grow this year as the new Editor in Chief.
My name is Ella Trotz and I am a junior at St.Mary’s. This is my first-year writing for the Impact staff. Aside form writing, I enjoy riding horses and being apart of the St.Mary’s Community Fund. I am excited to write about our city while learning about local fashion, arts, and so much more!
Hello! My name is Embry Bird, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. Aside from being a member of the Impact Staff for three years now, I am active in many school clubs, a member of St. Agnes’s literary magazine, Calliope, leadership positions, and the CBHS cheer team. I am thrilled to be a member of Impact for yet another year, as it gives me the opportunity to explore my writing potential while connecting and learning more about the culture and current events in Memphis. Our city is full of diversity, creativity, and generosity, and I am so excited to capture these qualities of Memphis through 4Memphis Impact!
My name is Shade Webb, and I am a senior at Hutchison School. I am so happy and honored to be a part of the 4Memphis Impact Staff as the fashioneditor this year. I hope to bring teens together in the Memphis community through involvement in local fashion. Aside from my position in the Impact Staff, I play lacrosse for my school and cheer for the MUS Football Team. I also spend my time volunteering at Regional One Health as well as at my church. I am beyond excited to share my past experiences with 4Memphis as a mentor for new members in addition to being a part of the growth of Memphis Impact.
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By: Embry Bird
he sun has not risen, yet hundreds of people have crowded Memphis’ famous Beale Street as they anticipate ESPN College GameDay to begin, the first GameDay ever in Memphis. Beale was flooded with blue and grey and creative signs in the air supporting the Tigers. GameDay attracted thousands of Memphis locals to the sight, including the Memphis band, cheerleaders, and even the basketball team. The Memphis Tigers were about to experience one of the greatest, most intense games as they faced (previously) undefeated, SMU. GameDay truly was a remarkable moment in Memphis; fans gathered to celebrate one common goal, cheering on the Tigers. This early morning event marked such a thrilling moment in Memphis history, unifying the city with all differences aside. After a morning GameDay celebration and afternoon tailgating, the Tigers were eager to play against SMU. After a tough game and much suspension, the Tigers defeated SMU with a final score of 54-48! The strong community and encouragement of Memphis Tiger fans gave the football team that extra push needed to achieve one of their greatest victories. The atmosphere in Memphis felt a little different after that day: the energy was elevated like never before. As the Memphis football coach, Mike Norvell, said in the Memphis Flyer, “The growth and direction of the city is going, I’m so proud to be a part of it. You see it here at the University of Memphis as a school.” Coach Norvell said it best, and all Memphians should be proud to live in such a lively and strong city with a unique community like no other.
BIG RIVER CROSSING By Elizabeth McVean
n October 22nd, 2016, the Big River Crossing walking and bike path was opened to the public on the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Harahan Bridge. The goal of this project was to bring together both East and West Memphis by allowing pedestrian crossing. The construction of this bridge would not have been possible without the generous private donors such as Charlie McVean, The Plough Foundation, The Hyde Foundation, FedEx, AutoZone, and Pyramid Peak Foundation. A Federal TIGER Grant was given to Memphis specifically for the Main to Main project. The Main to Main project’s goal is to help connect the Main Street in Memphis to the Main Street in West Memphis. TIGER grants are very selective grants given to cities with envisioned transportation projects that want to bring their cities together, with less than 5% of applications granted. The Big River Crossing is cantilevered from the Harahan Bridge, which was built in 1916 to satisfy the need for more railroad tracks coming through Memphis. J.T. Harahan oversaw the project and eventually, for his hard work and dedication, the bridge was named in his honor. The opening of the Big River Crossing marks a new chapter in the history of this bridge and I am honored to have been able to watch the hard work and dedication my father and grandfather put into opening this chapter. My grandfather’s vision for this project was not only to bring tourism from around the world to Memphis, but also to add a new element for the citizens of Memphis to enjoy. For the past three years, the Big River Crossing and the Peer Power Foundation have sponsored a 5K/Half-marathon race in order to cherish the luxury of being able to cross the Mississippi river by foot. This race has brought in over 1500 runners from around the Country to run on one of the prettiest laid out courses you can find. The Bridge Crossing is free and open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m, so make the trip downtown and witness the miraculous view!
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URBAN BICYCLE MINISTRY T By: Ella Trotz
his month, the 4Memphis Impact staff worked with Urban Bicycle Food Ministry. The UBFM is a nonprofit organization that distributes meals each week to 200-300 people affectedby poverty and homelessness. Volunteers with backpacks ride their bikes around the Memphis area to deliver meals to those in need. The organization finds its identity within the idea of “church without walls” and considers the city of Memphis to be its church. Although Urban Bicycle Food Ministry is technically affiliated with the Christian faith, there are no religious limitations as to who can receive, make, or deliver the meals. The ministry is accepting of all religions and walks of life. As they meet different members of the community with meals and supplies, the volunteers make it a priority to remind each person that they are loved and prayed for. For our project with UBFM, members of the staff made over 200 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to be delivered. We made the sandwiches at our regular meeting spot, the Elvis house. Each member brought in materials ranging from plastic knives to loaves of bread to make and pack up the meals. As we made the sandwiches, Sydney Graeter, an Impact staff member, gave us the clever tip to use peanut butter on both sides of bread before spreading the jelly. She guaranteed that this would keep the bread from becoming soggy before the sandwiches could be distributed. The hour making sandwiches flew by as we had great conversations about everything from the mission of UBFM to past and upcoming football games. Ruth Calicott, another Impact staff member, said “I really enjoyed spending time with this staff and learning about the impactful work that UBFM does for our city.” After we finished assembling and packing up the sandwiches, we had certainly worked up an appetite. Luckily after all our work, we were treated to a delicious pizza dinner. The entire event was a wonderful experience to bond as a staff and make an “Impact” on the greater Memphis community.
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or the November issue, the Fashion Impact team decided to feature Just Polly Boutique! Opening about three weeks ago, Just Polly Boutique carries trendy clothes for teens. Located in East Memphis, Just Polly’s location is in a perfect place to shop when you need an outfit for a football game, and event, or just a fun weekend! A few outfits from the store are featured below handpicked by Just Polly’s employees! Their store carries items from sweaters, to dresses, to hats, and more! All of the merchandise featured on the models can be found in the store today or check them out on Instagram @justpollyboutique! Happy Holiday shopping!
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