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MEMPHIS Fe br uar y 2017

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c o n te n ts February 2017

Outt a kes 16 Junior Cotillion 19 Liberty Bowl Gala 22 Thacker-Rhodes 24 The Science of Beer 26 Italian Winterfest 28 Cafe Brooks by Paradox Grand Opening 46 Appreciation Party for Fundamental Fitness 48 Ron Olson & David Lynch Holiday Art Opening 49 Volunteer Memphis MLK Days of Service 56 Bella Vita & Maggie Louise Bridal Shower 57 A Season of Dance 58 Dixon Wine Down 63 Brooks Outside: Intrude

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Creative Coupling: Andre Jackson & C.J. Kirkland

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Youth Impact Writing Series: Disrupting the Ripple Effect 40 Fashion: Beautiful Hearts 50 Cooktales: Breaking Bread Together 51 Recipes: Share with the Ones You Love 60 Gallery with Ken Hall 62 Celebrating Marriage 64 4Art 66 4Music 67 Mix & Mingle MEMPHIS

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Enjoy a Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart this Valentine’s Day. Recipe provided by Salud! at Whole Foods Poplar on page 52. Photography by Mark O. Ramirez.

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February 2017 Volume VII • Number 4 PUBLISHER

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December 18, 2016

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N OT E S The annual tradition of the Junior Cotillion in Memphis took place at the beautiful Peabody Hotel. The girls, who are 11th and 12th grade students at Hutchison and St. Mary’s schools or legacies of former members, wore elegant white gowns and were escorted by young gentlemen who donned black tie. The families proudly watched as the girls were presented.

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December 29, 2016

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The annual Liberty Bowl President’s Gala is a first-class celebration to welcome the two big football teams participating in the Liberty Bowl Football game - and this year’s teams were t he Georgia Bulldogs and the TCU Horned Frogs. The festive, black-tie gala featured live entertainment by Pop and Motown legends The Commodores.

Greg Allen with Miss Tennessee America Grace Burgess

Shawn & Lana Danko with Wendy Holtz

Miss Autozone Liberty Bowl Sylandi Brown

Doug Browne & Ansley Smith

Donna Melton & Ed Galfsky

Mary & Greg Gaston

Barbara & Chuck Strong with Beverly & David Dailey

Mindy Groves, Colleen Palmertree, Shelly Baker & Mary Howton

Randy Chumley, Alanna Diaz & Austin Barr

Hunter Lewis & Jennifer Routh

Major Jon Landers, Charlotte Neal & Captain George Golden

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Josh & Caley Spotts

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THACKER-RHODES Candy Land Holiday Party P H OTO G R A P H Y

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December 10, 2016

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The holidays were extra sweet for guests at the 2nd Annual Holiday Party hosted by Matthew Rhodes and Jeremy Thacker. Guests were transported to a magical world of Candy Land, complete with lollipops, gumdrop trees and Queen Frostine. This was one fabulous party at the “Thacker-Rhodes Candy Castle,” and everyone who attended was a winner that night!

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Garrett Beighton, Trevor Nelson & Tyson Allen

Dara Vongphrachanh, Stephen Moleski, Michael Stewart & Mia Atkinson

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THE SCIENCE OF BEER

N OT E S Craft beer aficionados gathered for the annual Science of Beer, and they all had a sippingly splendid time at the sold-out event. The night included tastings of local and national breweries, mini-lectures, beer-themed games, and a chance to interact with expert brewers. No wonder it is such a popular and hoppy night for brewsky loving locals!

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Dan Poag, Nathan Tipton & Chloee Poag

Michael Molony & Chandra Feltman

Charles Bowers & Jode Estes

Mike & Jennifer Gerstner with Matt & Jodi Barron

Breeanna Schramm & Mark Riddle

George & Castle Swanson

Mendi & Trey Shull

Katherine & Jermaine Shorter

Ed Cibiago, Emily Farris & Terrance Whittley

Sarah Livingston & Chase Gil

Joel Chin, Kasi Kail & James McKinley

Jeanie Parrish, Van Jolly & Mary Webster

Chris & Kim Crossno, Jimmy & Jennifer Turnbow & Troy & Jessica Galtelli

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ITALIAN WINTERFEST

The 7th annual Italian Winterfest was a great party, and had the record attendance to prove it! The fun evening celebrated all things Italian and benefits the Ave Maria Home and the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund. Numerous local restaurants served their signature dish, the best in Italian beers and wines were poured, and tableside tunes by Tony Barrasso - saluti and viva l’Italia!

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January 15, 2017

The Racquet Club of Memphis

Tricia Aviotti Franklin with Penny & Pete Aviotti, Arthur Franklin & Anne & Tom Cassidy

Stephen Dryden & Jessica Holley

Bishop Martin D. Holley, Tony Barrasso & Re Schuler, Tami Fitzhenry, Anne Thielemier Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland with Stephanie & Bill Barbour

Joy Touliatos, Steven Steckler with Becky & Martin Zummach

Robyn & Joe Birch with Paula Wyatt

Camille & Brucene Harrison

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Steve & Susan Vescovo with Ellen Westbrook & Pat Lawler

Beth Niedzwiedz & Summer Dudley Jim & Sheila Wilson

Bruce & Janie Hopkins

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Bill & Janet Ticer with Dede Robinson

Mary Gattas & Christopher Brinler

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Meredith Gardner, Jessica Lambert, Jimmy Gentry & Alia Hogan

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosted a Grand Opening of Cafe Brooks by Paradox. The new cafe is a partnership with the team of Paradox Catering & Consulting, including chefs Jimmy Gentry and Jessica Lambert and owner/CEO Alia Hogan. Located off the museum’s rotunda, Café Brooks by Paradox will offer a casual and family-friendly experience in the beautifully renovated space, and a great view of Overton Park.

Patty Burt, Jackie Nichols, Kim Williams, Judith Moore & Elizabeth Rouse

Karen Davis, Amy Foote, Braden Hixson & Carter Lane

Deborah Craddock, Barbara Loevy, Meryl Klein & Alice Higdon

David McCarthy, Maria Pacini, Andria Lisle & Andrea Fenise

Melissa Peterson, Robin Salant & Simone Jambor

Tysha Porter & Malcom Jenifer 28 / February 2017

Kimberly Rix & Briona Long

Scott & Alicia Vizenor

Missy & Dave Fuehrer

Carole Blackburn & Suzanne McDearman

Dr. Michael & Robbie Johnson Weinberg

Richard & Dawn Pugh

Leigh Mullen, Judy Brantley & Tricia Franklin

Janelle McCoy, Rose Rich, Sherwood Platt & Phyllis Levine


Disrupting the Ripple Effect Daisye Rainer

Porter Johnson

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By Daisye Rainer & Porter Johnson; Hutchison School

D

o you remember when you were 18, on the brink of just becoming an adult? For some, it could have been years ago. For others, that time could be today. Now, think of four females you know—maybe a mom, a sister, a classmate, or a friend. At some point, statistics show that one of these four women may experience domestic violence in some form, and most reported cases of domestic violence involve individuals between the ages of 18 and 24. According to the Memphis Says NO MORE Campaign, more than half of all violent crime in Memphis is classified as domestic violence, which in turn drives most of the other crimes Memphians experience.

the Family Safety center helped the members gain a deeper understanding of domestic violence’s dominance in Memphis and the threat it poses to the community. Therefore, Hutchison’s Philanthropic Literacy Board has chosen to issue grants to a non-profit in Memphis that targets domestic abuse prevention.

As members of Hutchison School’s Philanthropic Literacy Board, we recognize the impact domestic violence has on our city. The Philanthropic Literacy Board is made up of 11 senior girls and is student-led. Members directly manage an endowment fund that is built up from proceeds raised in an annual arts fair run by Hutchison juniors. The endowment, housed through the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, funds annual grants to nonprofits of the Board’s choosing. After reaching a consensus on an issue the Board would like to target, the Board solicits requests for proposals, evaluates applicants, and manages the grants once they are awarded.

It also has a ripple effect, in which an initial state is followed outwards by successive states. One case impacts an entire community, blind to income, color, or age. This intergenerational effect first ripples to the children, either victims or observers, who may grow up to become abusers themselves. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, around 80 percent of domestic violence occurs in the presence of children, who are prone to repeat or experience the habits they may have previously witnessed. Therefore, preventing domestic violence now slows the cycle involving Memphis’ next generation of adults.

The issue of domestic violence in Memphis first came to the Philanthropic Literacy Board’s attention through Hutchison’s relationship with the Family Safety Center of Memphis. For several years, Hutchison has partnered with the organization, providing volunteers for its events or donating toys and gifts for their Christmas party. Moreover, we became more invested in the non-profit when the members of the Philanthropic Literacy Board toured the facility, met with its leaders and staff, and learned about domestic violence’s impact on the community. As students of an all-girls school nearing the at-risk age group, the statistics surrounding domestic violence resonated with Board members. This issue not only concerned us, but we realized it might personally affect one in four girls sitting in the room. Recently, members and advisors of the Philanthropic Literacy Board had the opportunity to interview Family Safety Center Executive Director, Olliette Murry-Drobot, and Shelby County District Attorney and Family Safety Center Board Member, Amy Weirich. Touring the facility and meeting with key people involved with

Domestic violence is a pressing issue in Memphis that any member of the community is at risk of falling victim to. The Family Safety Center defines domestic violence as “a pattern of controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse or assaults committed by one intimate partner against another.”

But why does this issue matter to those not personally victimized? According to Shelby County District Attorney and Family Safety Center Board Member Amy Weirich, domestic violence “knows no socio-economic background.” Although it may not happen to you, and although these statistics target women and young adults, anyone can be a victim in some way or another, proving why it deserves attention from all members of the community. Most importantly, everyone can be an advocate against domestic violence. This issue impacts the entirety of a community, but working to tackle domestic violence now will largely improve the overall well-being of Memphis for all of its citizens. Hutchison’s Philanthropic Literacy Board truly believes that funding the fight against this issue will benefit our community because, as Amy Weirich noted, “Anything we can do now will pay dividends in the future.” We encourage all community members to join us in the fight against domestic violence not only for Memphians today but for our future generations.


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e v i t a e g r n C Coupli ANDRE JACKSON & C.J. KIRKLAND

ndre Jackson and C.J. Kirkland are a really cool couple with exciting careers. Google them and you’ll see why. Married for eight years, these two have managed to balance family life with their busy careers in the spotlight. Thanks to roles in the military and the arts, this savvy, smart and talented couple has created a full, well-lived life; and while C.J. and Andre have an international background and have traveled the world, they love calling Memphis their home. “We have lived in all major cities across the country, and we love Memphis and appreciate what it has to offer,” C.J. says, adding this is a great city to raise their six-year-old son, Luke, and two Cairn Terrier dogs. Andre is an actor, currently appearing as a recurring co-star on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, and guest stars on the new Netflix Marvel series Luke Cage. He was cast in 2005 as an ensemble member for the U.S. national touring

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By Lesley Harris Colvett; photography by Linsey Romine Lewellyn & Joan Marcus company of The Lion King, quickly being promoted into the lead role of Simba, where he remained until 2011. After working on several other television and film projects in Los Angeles, Andre rejoined The Lion King in 2014 as part of its Broadway cast. Though he is no longer the principal Simba due to his current television and film commitments, he can still occasionally be seen in the role on stage when needed.

Andre grew up in Forrest City, Arkansas, and attended both the University of Memphis and Wichita State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in biology. Immediately following high school graduation, at 17 years old, Andre enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, which led him all over the world as he was stationed in Afghanistan, Japan, Egypt, Iraq, Hawaii San Diego and North Carolina. Andre took the MCAT during his senior year in college and was accepted to numerous medical schools, including Harvard Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. However, he decided to pursue acting after being accepted into the oldest, and one of the most prestigious, acting

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So how does a busy married couple, with one of them literally being “in the spotlight”, balance it all? C.J. shares her advice and experience in how to balance their long-distance lifestyle:

Any tips for wives whose husbands travel?

conservatories in the United States: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. C.J. was born in New York and raised in the Bahamas, also spending three years during childhood living in The Netherlands. She moved to Los Angeles for graduate school in 1999 and that is where she met Andre as they were living in the same apartment building in Koreatown. Currently, C.J. writes the River City Rising blog for cityCURRENT, the philanthropic arm of Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, as well as various other companies

PHOTO BY LINSEY ROMINE LEWELLYN

Technology helps a LOT. We are connected all day and communicate via phone calls, text messages and Skype. Luke has his own tablet and he skypes Andre whenever he feels like it. My main tip would be to always have open communication. That doesn’t mean having to be available every minute of every day but just sharing each other’s news- good and not so good. I always say that Andre’s presence is very much felt, even when he isn’t physically present.

“We have lived in all major cities across the country, and we love Memphis and appreciate what it has to offer...” –C.J. Kirkland and non profits including Executive Speakers Bureau (contributing writer) and the Ronald McDonald House (guest writer). Through her work with cityCURRENT, C.J. has met many incredible people doing so much good, and one of those people is Food Network Star Chef Jeff Henderson. “We met when he came to Memphis for a speaking engagement and visit to JIFF, both organized by cityCURRENT, and he hired me soon thereafter to work on several projects. I have covered some of his speaking engagements and written blogs for him,” she says. C.J. credits Jeremy Park, president of cityCURRENT, for taking a chance on her when she was getting her career started here in Memphis. “I have grown tremendously under his mentorship and I have learned SO much from Allison Carson and Andrew Bartolotta, who complete the cityCURRENT team.” C.J. says they wanted a home outside of the “industry” cities of Los Angeles and New York; a family-oriented city where they could

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raise their son. She recalls her first time in Memphis: “On my first visit to Memphis, I fell in love with the people and culture. Andre took me to Rendezvous for my first taste of ‘real’ barbeque and one of the cooks came out to ask if I’d ever eaten a Fried Pie. I had no idea what he was talking about so he left the restaurant and came back with a fried pie! I’d never seen such a display of kindness and customer service anywhere!” Andre splits his time living between Memphis and New York, but they truly are a team. Andre says that C.J. keeps his “feet on the ground” during his fast-paced work schedule while he’s filming in New York City. ”We bring out the best in each other, we grow together and we include each other in the mundane daily things, as well as the big things,” Andre says. Their personalities complement and balance each other, as C.J. says that Andre may be intense at times, and she helps lighten him up, and Andre is a rock for C.J. when life throws big decisions and can get super busy.

How do you balance traveling and family life? We make being together when we can a priority. Sometimes Andre comes home for 2 day visits; he’s in and out before anyone knows he was even here! We spend all major holidays, birthdays and summers together. If that means traveling to wherever Andre is working at the time, that’s what we do. On some things, such as Luke’s birthday and Christmas for example, there is no negotiation: we are together!

Tips for other families on how to balance busy careers and quality time? My number one piece of advice would be: There is no “normal” way of doing this. Normal is what you create your normal to be! For us, it means embracing our unconventional careers and making it work for us, for our family. Our lives may not be the norm, but for us it is our normal and it works! We are blessed to have the support of a great circle of friends, family members and professionals who may not always understand our lifestyle but support us 100% and are there to fill in the gaps when there is a need (such as my running late from a meeting and a friend will grab Luke from school for me.) You must find the balance by staying connected with one another, and that doesn’t necessarily mean being in the same place physically. Decide what moments in life are most important (such as certain holidays) and make it a priority to always be together in that time, no matter the sacrifice. We have sacrificed much over the years but have been blessed VERY much because of it. In their spare time, C.J. and Andre enjoy visiting local restaurants, being outdoors hiking and camping as a family, and traveling. “We love living in Memphis because for Andre it is home and for me it is a place where there is so much positivity and growth. I have been so embraced as a transplant by the people of Memphis and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. For now!” C.J. says.

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Beautiful Hearts

by Sandi Butler Hughes Photography Lindsey Lissau Hair: Tiffany Wilson Makeup: Kimberly Best Shoot assistant: Katie Breyer Special thanks to Lori Pope and the American Heart Association - Memphis Meet Adonis, Tierney, and Bethany. As you can see, each one is beautiful, and I can assure you they are as talented, smart, polite, and articulate as they are gorgeous. What you can’t see is that all three were all born with a congenital heart defect. The statement “when I had my first open heart surgery” is not something you expect to hear coming from these smiling faces. But they each have had at least one open heart surgery plus multiple other surgeries to keep their growing hearts pumping. In the United States, congenital heart defects are the leading birth defect in newborns; about nine in 1,000 babies are born with some form of congenital heart disease. While many of us, especially those of us of a certain age, have experienced some form of heart conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure, these kids didn’t eat too much cheese or not get enough exercise. Their heart disease was with them when they came into this world, and they have their own “heart story” that is as much of their DNA as the disease itself. Adonis was diagnosed immediately after being born because he was turning blue when his tiny heart did not circulate oxygenated blood; Bethany’s mom discovered her condition after a trip to the ER when she was about two months old; Tierney was 16 years old before her condition was correctly diagnosed. Tierney had experienced some of the symptoms common with a congenital heart defect, but her condition remained undiagnosed. “I used to run track in middle school, but I couldn’t catch my breath and get through practice like all the other kids. I thought it was asthma, but some of those times were definitely because of the heart condition.” In Tennessee, a Pulse Oximetry Screening Test is required for newborns. The test became law in 2013, and if it had been used when Tierney or Bethany were infants, they would have benefitted from earlier detection. The test is inexpensive and noninvasive, and detects possible critical congenital heart defects before the baby is sent home from the hospital. For the past several years, the American Heart Association has recommended that all states pass legislation requiring the screening as a part of the newborn screening panel, and

currently, only five states have not passed the Pulse Oximetry Legislation: Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Vermont and Wyoming. Research is a crucial and life-saving component for congenital heart defect patients. Bethany, who has had a staggering 32 surgeries, at times had to wait for the technology to catch up to the needs of her heart. The American Heart Association funds more pediatric cardiac research than any U.S. organization outside of the federal government. Last year, the AHA funded $13.7 million in new research awards that are broadly related to children’s heart disease. Our model trio first met and became friends at Cardiac Kids Camp, a summer camp sponsored by LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. At the Camp, kids learn how their heart works, heart healthy habits, and most of all, they are with other kids who also were born with congenital heart defects. Imagine being an adolescent and having the large, telltale scar of open heart surgery. But at Cardiac Kids Camp, most everyone has the scar! Bethany, who is now 19 years old, began attending the Camp when she was 8, and it is a special place where she forged lifelong friendships. “You create a bond with these people, and learn things about them, and the fact that you all have a heart condition makes an even stronger bond.” While having a heart condition does not define who they are, it has influenced their career choice. Bethany attends Jackson State Community College in Jackson, TN, studying to become a LPN; Tierney is majoring in Nursing at the University of Memphis; Adonis will graduate high school in May and also has plans to become a nurse. “I feel like that’s what God wants me to do; that’s my calling, honestly. When I was in the hospital, a nurse makes you feel comfortable, that you’re in good hands, and you’ll be ok. Having that feeling like ‘I’ll be ok,’ I want to make other people feel that way too,” he said. Even though Adonis, Bethany, and Tierney may have been born with a congenital heart defect, they are bright, beautiful people and all heart.

2017 Mid-South Heart Ball Saturday, February 25th | The Peabody Hotel

2017 Go Red for Women Luncheon Thursday, June 1st | The Great Hall & Conference Center.

For more information on these events, visit www.facebook.com/HeartMemphis 40 / February 2017


Bethany Gooch: D​ress​, Necklace:​ ​S​orelle Boutique ​S​hoes​: Oak Hall Purse​: Oak Hall

Adonis ​F​isher: ​S​hirt, Slacks, Boots:​ ​L​ansky 126

​Tierney W​ilks D​ress​, Shoes, Necklace, Purse:​ Lori James​​ ​

February 2017 / 41


J​eans: Lansky 126 Jacket: Sorelle Boutique Bag: Sorelle Boutique 42 / February 2017


Slacks, Shirt, Scarf: Lansky126

February 2017 / 43


Necklace: S​orelle Boutique​ ​S​weater: ​K​ittie Kyle​ ​S​hirt: ​H​eather Boutique​ Jeans, Purse:​ Lori J​ames​ ​ Shoes:​ Lansky 126 44 / February 2017


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outtakes EVENT

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APPRECIATION PARTY

F u n damental Fitness owner Nanette Farris hosted an Appreciation Party and Open House for clients and friends to celebrate the new year. Located on Murray Road, the personal training studio trainers are physical therapists, PT assistants, and certified trainers who provide specialized workouts for a vibrant way of life. Cheers to a healthy 2017!

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

WEB SITE

Mark O. Ramirez

January 20, 2017

Home of Ashley & Bert Robinson

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Fundamental Fitness

Lisa Burch with Gary & Glenda Shorb

Dan & Amy Meadows, Kay & Tom Shelton, Terry Kimble

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Kelly Kaye & Erin Simpson

Miriam Clinton & Charles Umiker

Ashley Robinson, Suzanne Lazarov & Bobbie Shainberg Lazarov & Rose Morrison

Amy & Tod Farris

Dale McGee, Paul McClure, Nanette Farris, John Pickens & Tom Shelton


Guest Appearance by Jewelry Designer

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February 2017 / 47


outtakes EVENT

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RON OLSON & DAVID LYNCH

Memphis art was in high demand just before the holidays as two of the city’s favorite artists, Ron Olson and David Lynch, hosted a reception for their exhibit, “All Roads Lead to Memphis.” The show featured numerous pieces from both R o n and David, and while their artistic interpretations may be very different, they both beautifully express their love of all things Memphis.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

WEB SITE

LO C AT I O N

Mark O. Ramirez

December 8, 2016

ronolsonmemphis.com & davidlynchart.com Memphis Botanic Garden

Holiday Art Opening

Mandy & David Lynch with Vicki & Ron Olson

Ted & Kate Schurch

Bob Olson & Carol Williams

Cindy Lewis, Cindy DeBardelaben with Paul & Lee Ann Moreau

David & Beth Day with Justin Olson & Natalie Russell

Cathy & Earle Farrell

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Sandi Hughes & Alisa Farmer

Eddie Kivelle with Jessica & Jason Archer


outtakes

EVENT

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Volunteer Memphis

Vo l unteer Memphis, an action initiative of Leadership Memphis, kicked off f o u r Days of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Held in conjunction with the federal holiday, the MLK Days of Service took place at locations across the city over the long weekend. With the 50 opportunities to serve, Volunteer Memphis aimed to move the Memphis community closer to Dr. King’s vision.

MLK DAYS OF SERVICE P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

WEB SITE

Danny Bamrick

January 12, 2017

Benjamin L. Hooks Library

volunteer4memphis.org

Frances McNeil

Tori Taylor, Jared Bulluck & Andrea Hill

Travis Strong, Angela Hill, Adrianna Moore & Tiffany McCollins

Alton Cryer, Jacqueline Oselen & Courtney Miller

Camille Potter, Eldra White, Cyndy Grivich Tucker & Maricela Lou

Maya Freeman & Beth Bazar

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cooktales

with Andrea LeTard of Andrea’s Cooktales

Breaking Bread Together

Past & Present

S

haring food is simply something that will never go out of style. Since Biblical times, the phrase “breaking bread” h a s symbolized the gratefulness of nourishment of fo o d, and over time, the phrase has become common w h e n describing happily and thankfully sharing meals with others. Acts 2:46 reads, “They ate together in their h o m es, happy to share their food with joyful hearts.” While time and history often seem to change everything, this is something that has remained, and lucky for us, is possibly more prevalent today than ever.

My husband and I were watching late-night talk shows the other night. An interview with Michael Keaton on his new role in The Founder about the startup of McDonald’s got me thinking about the changes throughout history of that long-used term, breaking bread. In a clip from the movie, Keaton is selling the founders on franchising the restaurant and says he sees the future of McDonald’s is “a place where Americans come together to break bread.” This took me by surprise because my idea of breaking bread is something a l ittle more slow-paced, wholesome, and enjoyable than McDonald’s, b u t it got me thinking. Food trends have changed drastically over the years, yet the camaraderie around the dinner table has stayed consistent throughout history. Today, while McDonald’s may still be the occasional s t o p, American cuisine has grown into a healthful, leisurely, cherished part of life that people enjoy sharing together. Th e re’s a book that every foodie should read called Provence 1970 by Luke Barr. It reads almost like a historical hidden secret behind American cuisine and recounts how a handful of food icons – Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard – shaped and changed the course of food in our nation after spending time in France. At a time when fast food and TV dinners were up-and-coming, these food-lovers brought the style, sophistication, and re c reation of French cooking and eating to the United States through sharing meals. With many stories of time spent around the dinner table relishing food together, these icons not only brought the quality of food back to the States, but put us back on the road of breaking good quality bread together when we were rapidly headed down a dead end of frozen dinners on the sofa and meals devoured behind the wheel.

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To d ay, our interest in food and cooking is at its peak thanks to media – t elevision shows like Food Network’s Chopped, Facebook timeline videos with step-by-step cooking instructions, talented Instagram food photographers – and the sudden fascination with farmer’s markets, food s t o res, and the growing restaurant scene in cities across the country. My friends and I joke that our lives are more centered around food than e v e r. We may laugh that “all we do is eat,” but isn’t that fantastic? If yo u think about your best times, your most thankful times, even your biggest memories, there’s more than likely food involved, and I would be willing to bet that you weren’t eating it alone. The more time we spend around our meals, the more time will be cherished with friends and family because food can’t be enjoyed the same alone. I tell people all the time: Cook it, and they will come. People love to eat, and if you offer them food, they’ll waste no time showing up. Host more dinner parties. Invite people over for post-work cocktail bites. Come up with any silly reason to celebrate and let ingredients inspire the theme. G e t together with big groups of friends more often at your favorite restaurant. Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to surprise your beloved with a special meal, do it on any random day. Whatever you do, never let the tradition of breaking bread together fade, because food will never be as delectable and memorable if it’s not shared.


SHARE WITH THE ONES YOU

LOVE photography by Mark O. Ramirez

February is the month of love, and what better way to show your love than to make something scrumptious and share it! Sweet to savory, these recipes are perfect for a Super Bowl party or for a quiet dinner at home with a special someone... because everything tastes better when you share it.

OWEN BRENNAN’S

Chocolate Ganache Tart 4 ounces butter 2 cups graham cracker crumbs Melt butter and mix into crumbs, then press into tart shell; place in refrigerator until firm. 1/2 cup Heavy cream 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate Bring heavy cream to simmer then pour over chocolate and mix till melted. then pour into graham cracker shell. place into cooler and let set up. Slice 2 strawberries and place on tart in cooler. Melt chocolate 1/2 cup over double boiler. Drizzle on top of tart.

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ITTA BENA

Blackened Chicken Flatbread Pizza 1 large flatbread 1 8 ounce chicken breast 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1/4 cup button mushrooms,

sliced 1/4 cup green bell peppers, sliced 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup feta cheese Salt and pepper to taste

Season chicken breast liberally with cajun seasoning. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then chop into bite-size pieces.

KOOKY CANUCK

Kookamonga Burger 2 10” hamburger buns 4 pounds ground chuck, 80/20 12 slices American cheese 1 tomato, sliced

1 onion, sliced 12 leaves lettuce 2 dill pickles, sliced 1 dill pickle, whole Montreal Steak Seasoning

Patty out ground chuck to a thickness of approximately 1”. Use a cast iron skillet to cook burger patty to desired temperature, flipping the burger over half way through the cooking process. When burger is almost done place cheese over the top to melt. Place burger patty on bun then place lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on top. Top burger with whole pickle.

Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Add cream and bring to a boil. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until thick. Pour cream sauce over flatbread and sprinkle with feta cheese. Top with chicken and vegetables and bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

SALUD! AT WHOLE FOODS POPLAR

Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart ¼ cup whole hazelnuts, divided 1 package puff pastry dough, thawed 1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread 2 tablespoons apricot preserves or orange marmalade 1 teaspoon water Preheat the oven to 375 F. Arrange the hazelnuts on a sheet pan and roast until toasted, 7-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Cover the nuts completely with the towel, wrapping up the ends, and rub back and forth, removing the papery skins from the hazelnuts. Transfer the cleaned nuts to a food processor and chop finely. Set aside. Increase the oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat mat. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed pastry to a large rectangle, about 1/16 of an inch thick. Using a 10-12 inch pot lid as a guide, carefully cut out 2 circles from the pastry and transfer one circle to the prepared pan. Gently spread 2-3 tablespoons of the hazelnut spread all over the pastry, leaving a small border around the perimeter of the sheet. Sprinkle with 1 ½ tablespoons of nuts, or enough to lightly cover the surface.

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Spread another 2-3 tablespoons of the hazelnut spread over the second pastry round, again leaving a small border. Place the second circle, spread side down, over the first circle, lightly pressing to seal and remove any air bubbles. With a small glass (about 1 ½ in in diameter), lightly press in the center to create a void space. With a bench scraper or butter knife, carefully cut the pastry into fourths, leaving the center circle intact. Cut each fourth in half, creating 8 pieces; then again to make 16. Starting with two adjacent pieces, twist each piece three times away from each other, pressing the ends together. Do the same with all of the pieces of dough. Transfer to the oven and bake until puffed and lightly brown, about 20-25 minutes. Cool completely. For the glaze, combine the preserves and water together in a small bowl and heat in the microwave in 15 second bursts until smooth. Lightly brush on the glaze with a pastry brush and garnish with the remaining chopped hazelnuts.


Blackened Chicken Flatbread Pizza from Itta Bena

Kookamonga Burger from Kooky Canuck

Chocolate Hazelnut Pull-Apart from Salud! at Whole Foods Poplar

February 2017 / 53


ERLING JENSEN

Duck Confit Lasagna Bolognese 24 sheets lasagna, cooked and sliced to pan size 2 pounds Muscovy duck leg confit, shredded 1 pound vine ripened tomatoes, diced 8 valencia onions, small diced 6 jumbo carrots, peeled and small diced 2 bunches celery, strings removed and small diced 1 large lobe La Belle Farms Foie Gras, seared to medium rare and small diced

6 ounces glace de viande 6 ounces glace de volaille 4 ounces Latour Bordeaux 3 tablespoons Thyme Provencale, chopped 8 tablespoons fresh herbs d’Provence, split into 3 equal sized portions 3 pounds whole milk ricotta cheese 4 farm fresh hen’s eggs 8 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano 4 ounces organic butter 4 ounces triple sifted flour

Sweat mirepoix (onion, carrots, celery) and tomatoes in butter until carrots are tender, roughly 5 minutes. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Add flour and cook to create a hazelnut roux. Deglaze with Bordeaux and reduce au sec. Add glace de volaille and set aside. In a large mixing bowl set to the side, combine duck meat, foie gras, and glace de viande. Season with herbs and reserve. In a separate large mixing bowl set to the side, combine ricotta, eggs, and herbs. Mix thoroughly by hand whisk. Do not combine mixture in an electric mixer or the cheese will split. Season with salt and pepper, reserve. Coat your lasagna dish, sides and all, with a thin layer of clarified butter. Ladle 1/8 Bolognese mixture into bottom of casserole dish. Sprinkle Duck and Foie Gras mixture on top of the tomato sauce. Top meat with cooked pasta to cover. Spread 1/8 of ricotta mixture evenly on top of pasta and sprinkle with parmesan. Ladle an equal amount of Bolognese mixture on top of cheeses. Repeat this process to consume all ingredients. Sprinkle top with remaining parmesan, cover with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and bake in a 350 degree oven until egg mixture has set, roughly 45 minutes. Remove covering from lasagna and either return to the 350 degree oven for a further 20 minutes or place under a broiler until cheese on top has caramelized. Remove from heat and allow to set for at least 10 minutes (if you can, this will smell amazing ;-)!). Carve into evenly sized pieces and serve hot. Garnish with toasted brioche, parmesan slices, caperberry flowers and poached quail’s eggs. Serves 12 comfortably and is delish when served with French onion soup on a cold February night. 54 / February 2017

NAPA CAFE

Thai Chicken Soup 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 lemongrass stalks, tough parts discarded, bottom bulb finely chopped 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 4 quarter-size slices fresh ginger, peeled and sliced 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 4 teaspoons Asian fish sauce 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced

1/2 small red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced, slices halved on diagonal 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into thin strips 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/3 cup roughly torn cilantro 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup) Thai chilies, thinly sliced, optional lime wedges, for serving

Warm a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add lemongrass, shallot and ginger; cook, stirring until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add broth, fish sauce and sugar; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, pressing on solids; discard solids. Return soup to pan; bring back to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir in mushrooms and bell pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in chicken; cook until just opaque, about 2 minutes longer. Stir in coconut milk and lime juice; cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. Ladle into serving bowls and top with cilantro, scallions and chilies, if desired. Serve with lime wedges.


CHAR RESTAURANT

BLEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

PASTA 2 1/2 pounds penne pasta 3 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup oil

3 cups granulated sugar 1 ½ cups red wine vinegar ¾ cup red wine vinegar 2 cups dried cherries 2 pounds Lamb rack, French

White Cheddar & Gruyere Mac ‘n Cheese

CHEESE SAUCE 1 1/2 pounds white American cheese 1/2 pound white cheddar cheese 1 cup Gruyere cheese 1 quart half & half

1 1 1 1 1

tablespoon tablespoon tablespoon tablespoon tablespoon

salt black pepper paprika cumin coriander

TOPPING 1 cup panko bread crumbs (or as desired) For pasta bring salt, oil and water to a boil. Cook pasta 7-9 minutes until al dente. Shock pasta with cold water.

Lamb Lollipops with Cherry Gastrique 2 sprigs rosemary 6 sprigs thyme salt and pepper to taste; oil as needed.

CHERRY GASTRIQUE: Put first four ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and let it reduce to half or until the sauce starts making thick doubles. Allow to cool before using; do not refrigerate. LAMB: Chop rosemary and thyme, and mix in a bowl with oil; add the lamb chops whole or lollipops. Let it sit for an hour, On a hot grill, cook the lamb chops to desired temperature; season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside to rest for 4-5 minutes, drizzle with cherry gastrique sauce. Great for appetizers when grilling.

Meanwhile, bring half & half to a boil in a separate saucepan. Whisk in American cheese until melted. Then, in small batches add in white cheddar and Gruyere cheeses. Add spices and stir until blended. Mix together cooked pasta and warm cheese sauce in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Add panko bread crumbs and place back in oven until golden brown, approximately 5-7 minutes.

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outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

BELLA VITA & MAGGIE LOUISE BRIDAL SHOWER P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

Mark O. Ramirez

January 12, 2017

Amy Rawlinson & Suzanne Scobey

Mykila Cobb & Kimberly Noe

Brides - along with their family, friends and attendants - enjoyed being showered with festivities at the 4th annual Bridal Shower hosted by Bella Vita and Maggie Louise Bridal Boutique. Held at Bella Vita in Collierville, the fun-filled event featured door prizes and giveaways, and brides enjoyed sampling delicious wedding treats while receiving ideas and tips for their big day!

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outtakes

EVENT

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GPAC

The Germantown Performing Arts Center kicked off the 2017 Season of Dance with a party and performance. The evening featured dance troupes from several different genres including flamenco, hip-hop, and ballet to highlight the art of dance at GPAC.

A SEASON OF DANCE P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

WEB SITE

Mark O. Ramirez

January 11, 2017

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Drs. Dan & Brooke Dishmon

Dr. Bo Adams & Peta Knoedel

Louisa Koeppel, Erin Walter, Ziggy Mack & Kenneth Johnson

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Shawn Mitchell & Brad Pitts

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outtakes EVENT

DIXON WINE DOWN Cheese Edition P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

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Mark O. Ramirez

January 20, 2017

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gallery with Ken Hall

We get spoiled by the several long holiday weekends in January, but February means business! A full month…well, at least 28 days, we do have to ramp up. There’s Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Lincoln’s birthday, Washington’s birthday, my birthday (no gifts please), and a lovely variety of art events. Some events we have each year at this time. The IBCs (International Blues Challenge) brings over 250 bands from many states and several countries to Memphis to compete for the title. The music is terrific and the joy of these visitors – bands, friends, fans, families – being in Memphis is palpable. The annual Works of Hearts brings together many well-known names in the art community to offer their creative efforts to help children. Opera Memphis always delivers. And the list below also contains many new and exciting places to go, things to see and hear. I hope to see YOU there! And really, I mean it, no gifts…other than perhaps a glass of wine.

February Arts Events 1-4

International Blues Challenge, Blues Foundation Beale Street and other downtown venues The world championship of blues music

2

“Can Teaching Innovation Renew the Humanities?” lecture by Prof. James M. Lang, Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities, University of Memphis, River Room UC 300, 6 pm

3

4

Works of Heart

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Nelson Gutierrez artist talk

10

Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Memphis College of Art, 7-10 pm $75

10

Second Presbyterian, 7:30pm

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Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, 6 pm

Gallery 12 Artists of Mississippi WKNO Gallery Ten Ninety One, 2-4pm

BeauSoleil with Michael Doucet

Image and Object: Works by Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch MCA Gallery, Playhouse on the Square, 5-7 pm

Memphis Masterworks Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah

Buckman Performing Arts Center, 7pm , $28 Cajun music blending zydeco, jazz, country, and blues

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Cuarteto Casals, Concerts International, Harris Concert

Soliloquy Carroll Todd art opening

Hamiltunes

David Lusk Gallery, 6-8 pm

Sing-along-to the cast recording of Hamilton

Allison Anthony Wilson art opening

Luna Nova, Third Thursday Concert

Whiskey, Wine & Chocolate

Grace-St. Luke’s, 7pm

Found Memphis, 2491 Broad Ave., 6 pm

Memphis Botanic Garden, 7-10 pm, $50/60

Crossing the Line Pamela Hassler art opening

Nasty Women Memphis

L Ross Gallery, 6-8 pm

Group art show

Mark Nizer in 4D Buckman Performing Arts Center, 7pm, $25 Extreme juggling – from burning propane tanks to electric carving knives – with a good bit of comedy thrown in

Portraits in Soul

Dixon, 7-10 pm, $5/10

Marshall Arts, 6 pm. Through 2/19

Moonpie Project Presents Brandon Marshall Crosstown, 5 – 8 pm Brandon Marshall creates a mural in the alley between 430 and 438 N. Cleveland to memorialize Ronnie Bobal

Sense & Sensibility, Theatre Memphis

Stax Museum

Next Stage, $25. Through 2/26

Never before displayed portraits by Bill Carrier, Sr., from the API Collection

We Need to Talk art opening Crosstown Arts, 422 N. Cleveland, 5-8 pm Break up art and artifacts

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17-19

Hall, U of M, 7:30 pm, $50

Places Beyond Ballet Memphis Playhouse on the Square, $10-45

Pirates of Penzance Opera Memphis, GPAC, $33-84

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Omission in Marriage by Andy Savage Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February has become known as the “Love month.” A fitting time to think about ways to improve the way you show love to your spouse. Below you will find my list of the 7 Deadly Sins of Omission in Marriage. A sin of omission is when you know the good you ought to do but choose not to do it. Sometimes it’s what we fail to do that causes the most harm. 1. Failing to speak love and encouragement A loving word or compliment goes a long way for your spouse. Saying, “I love you” and “thank you” and “I’m so glad I married you” are phrases that simply shouldn’t go unsaid in marriage. Compliment, encourage and speak love to your spouse. 2. Failure to initiate/respond sexually It is rare to find a couple completely on the same page sexually. It is likely that one of you longs for sexual touch more (and maybe a lot more) than the other. Your willingness to initiate and respond

sexually is a blessing that should foster a deeper emotional connection to the marriage.

deserves a break. Stepping up and doing what needs to be done is life-giving to any marriage.

3. Failing to consult on finances The financial stability of a marriage is a big deal. Unilateral financial decisions alienate and result in bitterness, anger and distrust. Do you talk openly about your finances? Marriages need transparency and unity, especially with finances.

6. Failing to give small acts of kindness and service Kindness is what makes marriage fun, sweet and enjoyable. The world speaks of “passion” when kindness is most needed. A small act of kindness or service sends the message that you are special to me.

4. Failing to give your undivided attention You sit inches from one another, yet miles away because your attention is elsewhere, probably your phone. You trade focus on your spouse for “likes” on your latest post. Marriage demands you give your undivided attention to your spouse, at least sometimes.

7. Failing to celebrate a success Your spouse should not have to look further than you for a cheering section. Trust me, your spouse is counting on you being in their corner. Often the most painful response is none at all. Ignoring or not noticing successes feels intentionally hurtful.

5. Failing to help each other with tasks/chores Too many couples turn basic tasks and chores into a competition of who has worked harder and/or who

If you find yourself guilty of one of the 7 Deadly Sins of Omission in Marriage, make the commitment to turn things around. Give your best to your marriage today.

Andy Savage is the teaching pastor at Highpoint Church (highpointmemphis.com) and the host of The Andy Savage Show, a weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to making marriage, parenting and family life make sense. Andy is married to Amanda and they enjoy life with their five boys right here in the MidSouth. Find out more at andysavage.com. Twitter: @andysavage Instagram: @andysavage75

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KOOKY CANUCK HOLIDAY JINGLE AND MINGLE Kooky Canuck hosted a Holiday Jingle and Mingle party and open house. Friends and customers gathered to celebrate the season with great food and libations at Memphis’ only eatery serving Canadian cuisine.

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ANNUAL GERMANTOWN DAY SPA OPEN HOUSE AND HOLIDAY MARKET Germantown Day Spa kicked off its 12 Days of Deals with their annual Open House and Holiday Market. Guests were given the opportunity to register for fabulous drawings within the spa’s medical, facial, nail, massage and hair departments as well as one grand prize drawing valued at OVER $2,000 from local shops and restaurants. For the 15th year straight, Germantown Day Spa employees donated 100% of their gratuity from the entire day on December 8th to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Germantown Day Spa matched their gift!

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ECLECTIC EYE: HOPE HOUSE HOLIDAY GIVING The Eclectic Eye recently donated a variety of much needed items, as well as a check for $1,120 to Hope House Memphis. The in-kind donations were collected at the Eclectic Eye Midtown and Collierville stores during the month of December and included items such as toilet paper, garbage bags, canned goods, toys, books and school supplies. Additionally, Eclectic Eye donated $5 for every frame purchased during December, resulting in the $1,120 monetary donation.

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The holidays were especially sweet at a recent benefit for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. The afternoon event was held at Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery in Collierville, and was organized by local author and film producer, Marie Pizano. For more information about the WFGM and ways you can help, visit wfgm.org.

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