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OUTTAKES 18 GreenShoe Gala 20 St. Patrick's Day Parade 21 Josephine Circle Luncheon & Fashion Show 22 Brooks Uncorked 26 Queen of the Memphi Announcement Party 30 ArtsMemphis Art By Design 32 Vintage 901: Food & Wine Festival 2018 35 Cedar Hall & Heartwood Hall Open House 36 Memphis Fashion Week Fashion Night Out 48 Memphis Fashion Week Feature Designer Runway Shows 50 Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Luncheon 50 Madonna Learning Center Gala 56 GPAC Gala: Celebrating the Culinary Arts 61 Symphony League Annual Luncheon

FEATURES Contents

52 Inspired Shopping

24 Toward Justice

Lee Ann McGhee and More Than Words celebrate 20 years of encouragement and inspiration and the perfect gift.

Lesley Harris Colvett takes a sneak peak into the Memphis Jewish Community Center's upcoming event & lecture series featuring guest keynote speaker Bob Zellner and artist Carl E. Moore.

School 65 Middle to Married

28 Derby Days

JJ Keras shares her tips and tricks for entertaining on Derby Day.

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4FASHION: Under the Memphis Sun

Spring fashion descends on to Memphis just in time for the celebration of everything outdoors.

Laurie Holt Stiles and her husband, J.L Stiles, Jr., share how they went from a secret crush in middle school to planning the most Memphis wedding ever.

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GreenShoe Gala

The GreenShoe Gala benefitted beloved green spaces in Memphis: Shelby Farms Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline. The elegant evening was “green tie optional,” and guests donned their best green finery for dinner and dancing.

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Robert & Stacey Hyde with Jill & Joe Cocker

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Terry & Kathy Lynch

David & Shanea McKinney

Hanna & Franck Oysel

Judy & Charles Burkett

Allyson & Jordan Harwell

Alena & Lee Harris

Claire & Sy Wilson

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It was a lucky spring day in Memphis where everyone was a little bit Irish. The 45th Annual Silky O’Sullivan Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade was filled with live music, floats, cars, and plenty of green!

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March 17, 2018

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April 9, 2018

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Brooks Uncorked

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WEBSITE

March 23, 2018

The Memphis Brooks Museum

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Rob Hatchett, Samantha Gould with Jacquelyn Sappenfield & Chris Cumming

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An inaugural event will be held in Memphis, May 1-31, and while it is a monthlong event, the impression will last a lifetime. “Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders’ Project,” presented by the Memphis Jewish Community Center (MJCC), is a free event open to the community that will be held at the MJCC and is the first of its kind. "Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders’ Project" is the brainchild of Marcy Stagner, M.A. Ed. and Program Director of Cultural Arts and Adult Services, Memphis Jewish Community Center, and is an idea she has had for a while. When Marcy presented the concept a year-and-a-half ago to some of her coworkers and MJCC staff, they were very supportive and encouraged her to run with it. “We are all so over exposed to narratives that are very negative, and we want to change the direction of the narrative by exposing the organizations and people who are making the world a better place; change the narrative to a more positive one, while at the same time, doing the challenging work of recognizing where good is lacking so we can make progress as we move forward,” Marcy says. The month-long festivities will kick off May 2 with Keynote Speaker Bob Zellner, who is one of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, from the 1960s to today. The son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members, he risked his life in the fight to achieve The Second Emancipation. Bob worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Rosa Parks, and many other civil rights leaders. The Carl E. Moore exhibit will be on display all month, with an opening reception held the evening of May 3. “The work I’ve created over the last few years has dealt with identity and color. During this process, my goal was to compare social ideologies about race, stereotypes, and belief systems to everyday color and the perception of these colors in our environment,” the artist states.

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Keynote Speaker: Bob Zellner MAY 2nd 7:00 PM

Drawing on decades of experience guiding the movement and his ongoing active role, he presents a modern-day message for combating deep-seated racism, discrimination and prejudice, and sparking widespread social change.

BESA: The promise film screening will be held May 15 at 7 pm and is the neverbefore-told story of Albania - a small European country that opened its borders to shelter Jewish refugees, even as it endured a brutal Nazi occupation. “Barrier Free” is a socially-engaged art installation created by Memphis-based artist Yancy Villa-Calvo about the impact of barriers.Through multimedia work, she seeks to create awareness, provoke a thought, and engage into conversation on issues of social justice and equality. Her work is displayed in private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Netherlands, Brazil, and Israel. The “I Am Your Protector” Exhibit is a powerful storytelling and photography exhibit that will be displayed May 1 - 31 to share diverse stories of people who have been “protectors” of someone who may be different from others, and who stand up and speak up for each other across religion, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, and any lines of perceived divide. “We want to show people the positive, and this exhibit will feature their photo and story on how they are making Memphis a better place,” Marcy says. Participating committee agencies throughout the community include The National Civil Rights Museum & MLK 50, Facing History and Ourselves, ArtsMemphis, Indie Memphis, OUT Memphis, Memphis Islamic Center, Crosstown Arts, The Shelby County Government Office of Multicultural and Hispanic Affairs, and Latino Memphis. Marcy says that she thinks of it like a puzzle, and all of these elements are pieces of the puzzle. She hopes this creates a new narrative - one that exposes us to a constructive and unifying message and shifts the tide of dialogue to one of hope, reverence, and the honoring of shared experiences. For more information about Toward Justice, visit jccmemphis.org/justice.

BESA: The Promise MAY 15th Film Screening Carl E. Moore 7:00 PM st st MAY 1 - 31 Seating is limited. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

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Queen of the Memphi Announcement Party

Members of The Mystic Society of the Memphi, one of Carnival Memphis’ Grand Krewes, enjoyed a lovely day celebrating the announcement of the 2018 Queen of The Memphi - Kim Pitts. Queen Kim and her husband Johnny Pitts hosted a festive party for members of Memphi, as well as her close friends and family, to celebrate the announcement. Hip Hip, Hooray!

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LO C AT I O N

WEBSITE

April 8, 2018

Memphis Hunt & Polo Club

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Cindy Gambrell & Saundra Messinger

Kathy & Roger Sapp

Katharine Smiley with Mary Carson Pitts

Johnny with Queen of the Memphi Kim Pitts

Sharon & Wayne Fewell

Donna & Keith Renard

OUTTAKES Jennings, Houston & Ryan Barnes

Harriet & Dr. Neumon Goshorn

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Krista & Phil Tadlock

Bobby Krauch, Bobby Black & Tom Baker

Christina Roberts with Sheila Wilson

Carnival Queen Ellen Horn, Betsy & Darrell Horn

Susan Arney, Lesley Colvett, Sarah Black & Nancy Brooks

Karen Carlisle, Anne Wesberry, Pam Montesi & Joan Heflin

Josh & Lindsey Hammond

Joanie Lightman, Anne Conrad & Chantal Johnson

Karen & Kirk Johnston

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The Kentucky Derby is one of my favorite parties to plan because it has old world feminine and masculine tones that mix perfectly. The feminine side is brought out with the bonnets, gloves, pearls and finger sandwiches. The masculine side by the bourbon, cigars, and of course, betting! And if the Derby doesn’t suit you, grab a sombrero and make yourself a fresh margarita, as it’s also Cinco De Mayo on May 5th. The 2018 Kentucky Derby will take place on May 5th on NBC and is the 144th renewal of "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports." Here are tips to plan the perfect Derby Soiree!

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Mint Juleps - 2-3 ounces of bourbon - 1 bunch of mint - 2 tsp. simple syrup - crushed ice To make a proper mint julep: Pour 2 teaspoons of simple syrup in the bottom of a julep or rocks glass. Muddle 1 bunch of mint by slapping it to release the oils. Rub the mint on the sides of the cup and then leave it on the bottom of the glass. Your guests can also select their own mint from a mint plant and muddle it themselves. Don't overwork the mint. Crushed ice is a must for a proper julep. Either use your blender or place the ice in a plastic bag and crush with a mallet. Pour 2 to 3 ounces of bourbon on top of the ice. Garnish with mint (after muddled) and use a short straw so the fragrance of the mint bouquet will greet the drinker with each sip. You can also dress up your julep cup with a seersucker bow tie!

The Run for the Roses is a tradition since 1952. Red Freedom Roses (known for their lush petals and bright cherry hue) are the Official Flower of the Kentucky Derby and a must at any Derby party!

If you want to give guests additional drink options, Mint Julep variations include: - Rhubarb Mint Julep - Blood Orange Mint Julep - Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep - Sweet Tea Mint Julep Kentucky Bourbon Meatballs A bite of protein for a long day! -1 pound bag frozen meatballs -1/2 cup ketchup -1/2 cup brown sugar, packed -1/4 cup bourbon -1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice -1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except your meatballs. Mix really well. Place your frozen meatballs into your crock pot, and pour the whiskey sauce in on top. Stir well so each meatball is coated with the whiskey sauce. Turn up the heat to high. Leave it on high for about an hour, stirring a couple times. Once the meatballs have somewhat thawed, go ahead and turn your crockpot down to low. So the wonderful whiskey sauce doesn’t burn! That’s the best part! One bag of (1 pound) frozen meatballs is only about 18 to 20 larger size meatballs. That is perfect for a small get-together. But if you’re hosting a larger party, use two bags of meatballs, and double the recipe. 28 / May 2018 / 4Memphis

You can also create red roses for your table. Simply roll red paper napkins into roses and bundle in a silver display piece. Pretty and practical!

GAMES

Get Down and get Derby with fun activities for your party goers. Kentucky Derby Trivia - Fill in the blank scoring game using the below Derby words. Help your guests become familiar with the Derby lingo. 1) How many Mint Juleps are served at the Kentucky Derby? a) 40,000 b) 62,000 c) 120,000 Answer: c 2) How many red roses are draped on the winner’s garland? a) 200 b) 300 c) 400 Answer: c 3) What is a furlong? a) a horse in retirement b) an eighth of a mile on the racetrack c) a warm-up run for the horse? Answer: b Bonnet toss - Using bonnets made by attaching a paper bowl to a paper plate and decorate as you see fit, and watch your custom hat fly across the finish line.

JJ Keras is an Entertaining Contributor to NBC’s the Today Show. She started locally on Memphis’ WREG Live At 9 morning show. For more party and lifestyle inspirations, visit jjkeras.com.


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ArtsMemphis Art By Design

For the third consecutive year, ArtsMemphis presented Art by Design: A Unique Designer Showcase. Memphis’ premiere interior designers created vignettes to showcase their talents. Guests enjoyed the weekend of designer talks, tours, a cocktail party, and inspiration for creating beautiful spaces.

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WEBSITE

April 6, 2018

Pipkin Building

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Macy Otten, Amy Roberts, Allison Hudson & Jana Tayloe

Sam Henderson, Josh Wallis, Sam Hunter & Mike Lawing

Brad & Natalie Chang with Heather & CJ Averwater

Donnie & Elizabeth Malmo with Lauren & Jim Maddox

Irene Ayotte, Miller Cowan, Rhea Crenshaw & Selena McAdams

Faith Pool & Ashley Cook

Frank & Jenny Gusmus

OUTTAKES Frances Schafer & Anne Cunningham O’Neill

Jacquelyn & Mona Sappenfield

Mike & Annie Christoff

Anthony Fenech, Christian Tate with Zach Thomson

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Meredith Koerner, Bowen Cook, Shelby Ramsey, Tate Wilson & Abby Phillips

Anna Lunati & Darian Chesek

Wesley Grace & Gina Deutsch

Webb & Tate Wilson with Kathleen Lewis & Jake Slavish

Greg & Elizabeth Smithers

Madelyn Gray, Dan Reid, Alice Higdon & Amy Farris

Jake & Becca Gaines

Carmeon & Marcus Hamilton


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VINTAGE 901 FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2018 The Grand Tasting

The second annual Vintage901 Fest Weekend was filled with great wines and fantastic food, all to benefit Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. The weekend included a Grand Tasting of 70+ wines at the Crosstown Concourse, a Perfect Pairing Dinner at the Memphis College of Art, and a Sparkling Brunch at Shelby Farms FedEx Event Center.

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WEBSITE

March 2nd, 2018

Crosstown Concourse

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Jane Young, Haley Greenwell & Jess Vandenberg

OUTTAKES

Kym Clark & Sommelier Laurie Foster

Sheronda Peeples, Andrea LeTard & Gail Churinetz

Alexis McWilliams & Freddy Mac

Sherry Townsend, Sonji Branch, Angela Watson-McCarty, Tiffany Glover & Kynis Douglas

Deanna Brackett, Amy White & Brooke Redd

Laura & Bob Burditt with Tad Davis & Kim Moon

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Perfect Pairings Dinner DAT E

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WEBSITE

March 3rd, 2018

Memphis College of Art

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Vintage 901 Organizer Stephanie Ferreira & Chris Pratt

Karl & Gail Schledwitz

Ruby & Al Bright

Chef Kelly English

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Patrick Akers & Kym Clark

Blake & Kristen Waddell


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March 5th, 2018

FedEx Event Center, Shelby Farms Park

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Sherri Hollis & Kelly Bolton

Desiree Wallace & Danielle Aldridge

Sherica Hymes & Jeanette O'Bryant

Percie Strong-Jenkins & Valerie Morris

Torrence & Quache Spencer

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Cedar Hall & Heartwood Hall Open House Cedar Hall and Heartwood Hall recently hosted Open House events at both locations to welcome the new in-house floral designer John Mark Sharpe to the team. John Mark will be creating arrangements for all Cedar Hall and Heartwood Hall brides. This was also a celebration for the opening of a floral and gift shop, The Greenhouse at historic Cedar Hall. Guests gathered for an afternoon filled with bites, bubbly and floral inspiration! DAT E March 2018

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Memphis Fashion Week Fashion Night Out

It was a fun night of shopping and fashion hosted by co-chairs Lucia Heros & Augusta Campbell. The party kicked off Memphis Fashion Week festivities as guests enjoyed libations, appetizers and shopping great runway looks from MFW featured designers.

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WEBSITE

April 12, 2018

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Brittany Cobb, Lauren Draffin, Augusta Campbell, Caley Spotts & Lucia Heros

Jasmine & Sidney Malone

Aparna Basu & Christopher Narayanan

Caren Nichol & Alison Barton

Matthew Heffington with Cecilia Walker

Cara Greenstein & Benjamin Fulfer

Katherine Rote, Karolina Calhoun & Elizabeth Montesi

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Under the Memphis Sun Spring fashion descends onto Memphis just in time for the celebration of everything outdoors. Festival lineups and sunshine skies are in tune with the loose and relaxed style of the season, and the retail community here is ready for the good times ahead. In addition to the great clothes, we paired Memphis Fashion Week trunk show designers from Fashion Night Out with these looks for a "Made in Memphis" appeal.

Location Styling Make-Up Hair Model Photography

South Bluffs Augusta Campbell Tiffany Bishop Jonathan Watkins Sammi from AMAX McKendree Walker

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Pants and Top: Coming Attractions / Necklace: Oak Hall / Bag: Kittie Kyle / Hat: Lori James / Earrings: Kittie Kyle / Sunglasses: Oak Hall


Shorts and Top: Lori James / Necklace, Earrings, Cuff: MFW Designer - Brave Design

Neon has been making a slow comeback the past few years. Adding metallic accessories makes it modern and fresh.


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Design

Dress: Kittie Kyle / Bag: Kittie Kyle / Choker Necklaces: Sorelle Boutique (Amy Wells) / Cuff and Cross Necklace: MFW Designer - Brave


Small Necklace: Oak Hall (Danes Road Antiques) / Sunglasses: Oak Hall

Pants and Top: Sorelle Boutique / Scarf: Betty Hays Boutique / Large Necklace, Earrings, Bracelets: MFW Designer - IVJD/David Quarles IV /

This basic top and pants combo is ready for fun as soon as it is paired with big jewelry and a bright scarf.

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Ring: MFW Designer - Rust + Revival / Earrings: Sorelle Boutique (Amy Wells) / Rain Boots: Oak Hall

Dress: Oak Hall / Bag: MFW Designer - WildVeld Designs / Necklaces: Coming Attractions / Bracelets: Sorelle Boutique (Amy Wells) /

Be prepared for the rain and mud in stylish boots that look great with anything, including a feminine dress.

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Tunic, Duster: Lansky 126 / Scarf: Betty Hays Boutique / Earrings: Lansky 126 (901 Drift) / Purse: Lori James / Necklace: MFW Designer - Rust + Revival / Choker: Oak Hall (Danes Road Antiques) / Bracelets: MFW Designer - Rust + Revival


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Memphis Fashion Week Featured Designer Runway Shows

Memphis Fashion Week wowed guests as national designers presented their Spring/ Summer collections on the Memphis runway. This year’s featured designers were Rachel Roy (New York, NY), Ituen Basi (Nigeria), This is Sloane (Austin, TX), Daniel Magana bridal (Orange County, CA) and T I E N A (Memphis, TN).

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Graceland: Presley Motors Museum

memphisfashionweek.org

Brittany Legens & Kelly Daniele

Greely Myatt & Antzee Magruder

Marina Pacini & David McCarthy

Savannah Pappas, Allie Allen & Lexie Gatlin

OUTTAKES

Kim Stallworth, Lizzy Crawford & Lauren Stallworth

Heather & Matt Nordtvedt

Tim Nicholson & Kenneth Taylor

Pam Tupman, Anne McCarroll. Shawn Irving & Dana Larson

Casey Beck, Jennifer Hall Burris & Chelsea Lanier

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SPRING POP-UP EVENT May 10 - 12

Laurelwood Shopping Center • 432 S. Grove Park • Memphis, TN 38117 • 901.452.2323 • kittiekyle.com


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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Luncheon

Members and friends of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary enjoyed a lovely luncheon at the Memphis Country Club this spring. Guests enjoyed visiting with the University of Memphis Football Coach Mike Norvell, and a festive day of lunch and celebrating the spring season and the good works of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary.

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April 11, 2018

Memphis Country Club

salvationarmymemphis.org

Coach Mike Norvell, Honoree Linda Miller, Capt. Zach & Shelly Bell with Christina Roberts

OUTTAKES

Billie Jean Graham with Mayor Jim Strickland

Stacy & Nancy Bramlett

Ellie Dooner & Susan Madden

Hon. Mary Wagner, Hon. Jennifer Nichols & Hon. Holly Kirby

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Madonna Learning Center Gala

The Madonna Learning Center Gala is their largest fundraiser annually, and this year was the biggest year ever. The event moved to the ballroom at the Hilton, and this fun party was huge, sold-out success!

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February 24, 2018

Hilton Memphis

madonna-learning.org

Jay & Amy Harvell

Leigh & Andy Ellis

Mike & Donna Glenn

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Yvonne Little, Denise Stetson, Kate McDonald & Jennifer Kacik

Matt Gilbert & Kristen Gilbert

Caroline Williamson & Eason Crone

Meredith Haselwood, Rebecca & Josh Miller & Gina Miller


BLOWOUTS MAKEUP

WEDDINGS

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Evergreen Collections Trunk-Show Good Egg Jewelry Trunk-Show James Farmer Booksigning 10 - 2 Peter Poole: A collection of smalls, settings, & special pieces

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INSPIRED SHOPPING L ee A nn M cGhee C e le b ra t e s 2 0 Ye a rs of Mo r e Th a n Wo r ds By Sandi Butler Hughes Photography by Alex Ginsburg When shopping for a “happy” to celebrate a friend, choosing the ideal gift for a special occasion, or finding a unique keepsake to welcome a newborn, locals know More Than Words is the place to find just the right thing. This month marks 20 years of providing unique gifts; and for shop owner Lee Ann McGhee, it is a passion as much as it is a career. When Lee Ann was a young girl, she began collecting meaningful quotes and scriptures being struck by the intense power of written words. While attending college in California, Lee Ann was the first candidate to choose calligraphy as her artistic concentration. She was fascinated by the art of calligraphy and its intricate use in historical manuscripts. Focusing on lettering and embellishments would allow her to embrace her passion and express motivational words in artistic form. Lee Ann studied under a nationally-acclaimed artist, Frank Zamora. With an eye for detail, Zamora demanded perfection. Initially this expectation was extremely trying; however, this encouraged Lee Ann to develop an artistic skill that is uniquely hers. Today, she masterfully combines precise lettering with creative designs yielding powerful pieces of art. Words in this form have the innate ability to evoke emotion, often providing inspiration and hope. Lee Ann uses her artistic gift to bring joy to others. At the tender age of 18, she began selling her work. She took custom orders on commission, sold wholesale to boutiques, and participated in art shows and festivals. “I had a dream… a passion to offer framed words of encouragement...pieces that people could keep close and read daily,” Lee Ann said. Her fun pieces range from witty pet sayings to the humorous definition of a “Southerner.” Upon graduation, newlywed Lee Ann continued to use her calligraphy as

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a source of extra income. After she had her children, she kept creating her art while the kids were at mother’s day out, and she hosted home shows and participated in art festivals. On a whim Lee Ann decided to put an ad in Southern Living magazine noting “Wholesale inquiries invited.” She was flooded with orders and began selling wholesale to over 600 retail boutiques all over the country, even one in Japan! She hired helpers to frame and used her home as a workshop, complete with UPS daily pick ups to accommodate all the shipments. After moving to California and then Birmingham, Alabama, Lee Ann gave up her business to be a full-time mom and be involved in ministry and community organizations. Then life happened. She found herself divorced, with no money, no job, and two small children. “At a challenging crossroads, I moved in with my parents so I could get my feet back on the ground.” Lee Ann went on several job interviews, but she wanted something that would allow her to be with her children as they were only six and eight years old. Again, inspiration struck. “It dawned on me that I could take a stab at selling my calligraphy again. My parents and friends told me I was out of my mind - that I would never be able to support two children doing calligraphy. I’m the stubborn type; when people tell me that I can’t do something, I roll up my sleeves and say ‘Oh really? Watch me!’ So I bet on myself, trusted God, and went for it.” Upon this new start, she meticulously designed 96 original pieces. These included quotes and scriptures individually enhanced with artwork that complemented the written words. “I invited my friends and family, and their friends and family, to attend a home art show. I was nervous but sold all 96 pieces in one day, and I knew then that God was creating a way for me to support my family in a most unusual fashion,” she recalled.


Upon this new start, she meticulously designed 96 original pieces. These included quotes and scriptures individually enhanced with artwork that complemented the written words. “I invited my friends and family, and their friends and family, to attend a home art show. I was nervous but sold all 96 pieces in one day, and I knew then that God was creating a way for me to support my family in a most unusual fashion,” she recalled. Lee Ann decided to open a retail store in 1998 because the business had overtaken her home. Most rooms were full of displays, the upstairs playroom was a workshop, the garage was the stockroom, and the kitchen was the check out station. ”Believe it or not, my kitchen appliances included a cash register,” Lee Ann laughed. “It hit me that it was time to make a change when my daughter Mallory asked, ‘Mom, can’t we just have a normal home like everybody else?’” So with God’s grace and connections through dear friends, she secured a charming 1,400 square foot space in a converted home next to the Germantown Commissary in the Historic District of Germantown. She named her store More Than Words. “Words” referring to her calligraphy and “More Than” being all the unique gifts she offered. She created over 600 special quotes for family members, wedding gifts, baby, pets, and bereavement. The small cottage business was very successful, and Lee Ann knew she would soon need more room to continue to grow. She became interested in renting a large 5,000 square foot space prominently located on West Street in Market Square, but it was way out of her budget. So she waited and watched as the space sat empty for 18 months. “I got my nerve up to ask for a personal face-to-face meeting with the owner. I was told that that was not ‘protocol’ and would not happen. I prayed about IT and was persistent in my plea. Finally they broke down and hesitantly met with me.” Lee Ann knew that her best-selling feature for acquiring the new space was her current shop in the historic district. “I introduced myself and asked that they follow me over to my existing shop one street over, and they obliged. I gave them the grand tour and introduced them to all of my enthusiastic sales people. Impressed with the successful business and unique environment I had created as a single mom, they decided to take a chance on me! I was trembling in my boots. The monthly rent was six times what I was currently paying. I knew that I would either hit it big or go bankrupt!” Lee Ann said. Again she was faced with the decision to play it safe or take a risk. She bet on herself and strongly relied on God to make this work! The new location was - and still is - a hit, and Lee Ann was thankful she took that huge leap of faith. She never thought she could fill up the 5,000 square foot space, but over the years she has, and it’s overflowing with treasures. She designed the sections of the store around her calligraphy topics including wedding, baby, family, home, entertaining, friendship, pets, motivational, recovery, encouragement, and scripture.

She also continues to search for unique, handcrafted jewelry and keepsakes that are especially personal and meaningful, and she takes pride in representing the works of over 30 local artists. After 10 years in business, she was in a severe accident in the Ozarks. She was thrown 64 feet off a motorcycle, with no helmet, across the highway and landed a mere 12 inches from a huge drop off. She suffered from multiple, life-threatening injuries including a severe traumatic brain injury, several skull and facial fractures, a collapsed lung, and more. She spent 21 days in an intensive care unit at a trauma hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Unconscious for days, doctors were not sure she was going to survive. “My brain injury and nerve damage was so severe that I lost all my small motor skills. I was essentially like a toddler. I was not capable of doing anything by myself. I went to recover at my sister’s home in Miami for five months. She and a close friend assisted and encouraged me daily. They took me to world-renowned physicians. In and out of four hospitals, and after five surgeries, I never thought I would hold a pen in my hand again, much less be able to do calligraphy,” she said. Despite her injuries, she worked hard for almost two years to recover. “I learned that the brain is a marvelous organ, and it can definitely be re-trained.” Physical therapists helped her regain her memory, talk coherently, use her hands, walk again, drive, read, and write again. “It was a humbling, terrifying, and uncertain time. Nevertheless, God gave me the determination to get up every day and choose to persevere. I am truly a walking miracle! All of the doctors told me they had not seen a CAT Scan so bad except on a cadaver. I held onto God’s powerful promise from Jeremiah 29:11 - ‘For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future.’ This is one of my favorite verses to do in calligraphy, knowing it encourages others as well. The experience of the accident and having to rebuild my entire life taught me to put all things into perspective and never to take anything for granted,” she shared. Lee Ann did indeed “hit it big” - More Than Words is celebrating 20 successful years. She continues to celebrate her faith, her health, and her many adoring customers and friends. Lee Ann smiles, “It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and career come together!”

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GPAC Gala: Celebrating The Culinary Arts

Guests attending the GPAC Gala enjoyed a night on the big stage at the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall. Event chairs were Mayor Mike Palazzolo and Chef JosĂŠ Gutierrez, and the evening featured a gourmet meal prepared by Chef Gutierrez, a cocktail hour including fun food conversations, and demonstrations by Chef Ryan Trimm, Simply Delicious and more. Dancing and bidding at a live auction were enjoyed by all, to support the continuation of world-class performance and arts education at GPAC.

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April 7, 2018

Germantown Performing Arts Center

gpacweb.com

Barbara Posner, Emily Hefley, Angie Brannon & Parke Kennedy

Dr. Bo Adams, Petra Knoedel, Marcia Kaufmann & Markus Mueller

OUTTAKES Rob & Eva Rehkopf

Charles & Kari Poole

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Rob & Farrar Vaughan

Elizabeth & Greg Smithers

Lou & Adrienne Arrindell

Centrell Sutton & Dressels Fox

Mark Flege & Peg Scott

JosĂŠ Gutierrez, Colleen DePete, Jennifer & Paul Chandler with John & Wanda Barzizza

Chelsea Moran, Dr. Jorge Calzada, Stephen Huddleston & Renee Minirth

Nick & Jenny Vergos with Valerie & Jeff Morris

Cynthia & Roel Smit

Beverly Christian & Brooke Dishmon


ยกHAMBRE! 4Memphis tips our sombrero to Cinco De Mayo - 5th of May - with Latin-infused dishes and drinks!

SALUD! at Whole Foods on Poplar Ave. VEGGIE & BEAN TOSTADAS Recipe on page 60


BLEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

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LUCCHESI'S RAVIOLI & PASTA SHOP

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LEU RESTAURANT & LOUNGE COCONUT & CILANTRO WITH STEAMED MUSSELS

2 pounds fresh mussels (make sure they are closed) 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk

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TTA BENA CRAB STUFFED FRIED AVOCADO

Crab Salad 1 pound lump crab meat 1/3 cup mayonnaise

fresh cilantro to taste, chopped

1 tablespoon creole mustard

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon green onions, sliced

1 medium shallot, sliced 2 ounces roasted red pepper, sliced

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs Zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

ground cumin, to taste 2 ounces cold butter

Pico de Gallo

1 tablespoon vegetable oil toasted coconut flakes for garnish, if desired

4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1/2 red onion, diced

until the shallots are translucent. Add the mussels, coconut milk and close immediately while the heat is still on. Keep stirring often until all the mussels are open. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, butter and cilantro, stirring vigorously. Serve in a bowl, garnishing with coconut flakes and toast

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped Juice of 1 lime 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced Slice avocado in half and remove the seed. Fill the cavity with crab salad and combine the two halves. Dredge in flour, dunk in buttermilk, then dredge in cornmeal. Fry at 350 degrees until golden brown, about three minutes.

or garlic bread.

Serve with fresh pico de gallo.

3 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, diced 2 red bell pepper, seeded, diced 1 stalk celery, diced ½ red onion, chopped 10 cloves garlic, chopped 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 #10 can chopped tomatoes 3 46 ounce cans tomato juice 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons pepper Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate overnight and serve.

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FISH TACOS & RICE PILAF

Tilapia fillet

Blackened seasoning Heat the olive oil in an iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season tilapia with blackened seasoning - we suggest Paul Prudhomme Black Magic. Cook the tilapia in the hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side. Rice Pilaf ¼ cup celery ¼ cup onion 2 cups rice

Heat tortillas in the iron skillet used to cook fish. Cut fish into bite-size

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In a large, hot skillet put the oil, shallots, pepper, sautéed for 1 minute

4 cups chicken stock Saute celery and onion for 2 minutes; add rice and saute 30 seconds. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes, cover, remove from heat and let stand for 20 minutes.

Enjoy with a Patron-a-Rita!


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PORK BELLY BITES WITH MANGO LIME VINAGRETA

Pork Belly Curing Mixture:

1 ounce whole peppercorns

1 cup sugar

1 ounce ground dried bay leaves

2 cups kosher salt

½ ounce ground fennel seed

1 ounce ground cumin seed

Cover uncooked pork belly with curing mixture, and chill for 24 hours. Remove pork belly from curing mixture and place it in rendered fat. Cook at 350 degrees until tender -- approximately 6 hours.

ALUD! at Whole Foods, Poplar Ave

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VEGGIE & BEAN TOSTADAS Place Textured Vegetable Protein into a heat-proof bowl. Heat liquid to

Veggie Mix:

½ cup textured vegetable protein

Beans:

½ cup water or vegetable broth

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 bell pepper, julienned

¼ cup water

3 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon cumin

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canned chipotles – can add 1 minced splash of liquid aminos chipotle for extra heat

juice of ½ lime

1 teaspoon chili powder

salt and pepper, to taste

½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

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½ teaspoon liquid aminos zest of 1 lime

a boil and pour over TVP; stir to evenly distribute the liquid and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes or until all of the liquid has absorbed. In a large fry pan (preferably cast iron), heat oil. Add julienned onion and bell pepper, stirring occasionally until softened and lightly browned. Add half of the garlic along with the soaked TVP; next incorporate adobo sauce, dried spies, aminos and lime zest until warmed through. In a second cast iron pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beans, toss well then add remaining garlic. Mash together with a potato masher, adding water as needed. Continue to fry beans, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes. Add listed seasonings and stir well. Fry corn tortillas in a neutral oil, one at a time, until crispy on both sides, about 1 minute each side. To assemble, smear a dollop of beans over the fried tortilla. Top with shredded cabbage, TVP mixture and garnish with salsa. Serve with cilantro and lime on the side.


Symphony League Annual Luncheon

The Memphis Symphony League's "A Taste of Musical Theatre" luncheon honored the 2018 Amphion Award winner, Debbie Litch, for her national and international contribution and service to the arts in our community. Guest enjoyed a fabulous silent auction, delicious lunch, and musical selections by the MSO's Director, Robert Moody, as well as Gary Beard and Joe Lackie.

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March 21, 2018

Memphis Country Club

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EVENT

Joyce Ruby, Florence Leffler & Dabney Coors

Billie Jean Graham with Robert Moody

Gary Beard, Dr. Mel Litch, Babbie Lovett & Joe Lackie

FOOD IS LOVE. Enjoy innovative cuisine from 45 nationally & locally renowned chefs, complemented by specially crafted cocktails from resident mixologists, as well as craft beer & select wines. Hosted by Chef Kelly English & Le Bonheur Club Benefiting Le Bonheur Children's HoSPital HoSPita l

COME AND GET YOUR LOVE AT LEBONAPPETIT.ORG PRESENTED BY:

Kathryn Gardner, Sandra Miller, Virginia Cupples & Liz Simonian

Lura Turner with Honoree Debbie Litch

Peter Abell & Seldon Murray

Kathy Sapp, Liz Simonian & Lisa Guyton

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Brace Yo Self! Traditional braces need to be left in the 6th grade. Say hello to straighter smiles that are more cost efficient and take less time! Call us for a consultation.

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There’s something beautiful about the balance of healthy and delicious food.

The Art of Dinner Interactive Cooking Class

First Friday of every month at the Church Health Kitchen, Crosstown Concourse UPCOMING CLASSES: • May 4 | Cinco de Mayo | Guacamole w Tortillas, Elotes, Shrimp Tostadas & Lemon Carlota • June 1 | Spanish Tapas | Crostini, Mussels in White Wine, Spicy Shrimp w Mango & Prosciutto Flatbread • July 6 | Independence Day Cooking | Senate White Bean Soup, Roasted Pork Loin with mashed potato and ratatouille & Gran Marnier Strawberry Shortcake

Tickets are $65 per person. Proceeds support Church Health’s community nutrition programs.

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The Beginning

They knew that they wanted their wedding to feel like a true Memphis wedding in every way! Both had attended a benefit at the Visible Music College shortly before they got engaged and absolutely loved that it was such a unique venue in the heart of downtown Memphis with beautiful lights and glass walls that made you feel like you were outside. That was the first decision they made that really set the tone for the style and theme of the day. Laurie's dad is the CEO of Memphis in May, so he was their “inhouse” wedding planner since he does event planning for a living and knew exactly how to incorporate the soul of Memphis into their wedding reception.

& Mrs.

James Lee Stiles Jr. Ceremony / First Evangelical Church // Reception / Visible Music College // Dress / Bella Couture in Birmingham, AL // Groom & Groomsmen Suits / Jos. A Bank // Bridesmaid Dresses / Vow to Be Chic // Photography / Thankfully Taken // Florist / Betsy Nolen // Rings / Mary Beth Jeweler // Invitations / Natalia Yarger // Makeup / Kasey Acuff // Hair / A La Mode Salon // Catering / A Moveable Feast // Cake / Frost Bakery // Reception Entertainment / Blind Mississippi Morris and surprise performance by Al Kapone // Band / The Sensations // Rentals / Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals // Lighting / Moonshine Lighting, Inc // Wedding Signage / Anna Holt Art // Wedding Day Coordinator / BLVD Events // Donuts / Gibsons

WEDDINGS

Mr.

The highlight of the day was when their two pugs, Louie and Coco, arrived after the ceremony for pictures with the wedding party. It made those pictures so fun and special. Their pugs got a few shout outs during our ceremony so it was even more fun to have them there afterwards for photos. After everyone left, Laurie changed into her “reception look,” J.L. was the first one to see her in the fitted dress without the full ball gown skirt. Then off they went to the reception to dance to amazing soulful music by The Sensation Band, incredibly southern fare from A Moveable Feast, background music from local blue legend (Blind Missisippi Morris) during cocktail hour, a surprise appearance from local rapper Al Kapone and of course… they couldn’t let guests leave without a Gibson’s donut, which were displayed on a giant donut wall built by Laurie's brother. Their amazing photographer, Kara Joy of Thankfully Taken, captured so many fun and special moments while they danced the night away with friends and family. It was truly a dream come true and exceeded their expections for the wedding day and evening.

The Getaway They left bright and early the next day for their honeymoon in Great Exuma, Bahamas at Sandals Emerald Bay. They planned to just relax and enjoy the time together with the exception for one very special excursion… swimming with pigs. It was an experience like any other!

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J.L. Stiles & Laurie Holt first met in the 6th grade at ECS. He was her middle school crush, though he didn’t know it. They graduated from high school in 2004 and went their separate ways. He sent Laurie a Facebook message in March of 2016. She lived in Birmingham, AL and he had settled in back home in Memphis. They kept in touch over the next few months and he finally asked her on a date in December of 2017---her middle school crush FINALLY asked her out 20 years later! They were smitten right away and the rest was history. Six months after that first date, he surprised her with a proposal in the chapel on the middle school campus where they first met.


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Ashley Dennis, Tabitha Cain & Kyria Harper

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CONTRIBUToRS Lifestyle Editor

My name is Madison Grinder, and I am a Junior at Hutchison School. Aside from my position at Memphis Impact, I play volleyball and lacrosse for my school and with No Excuse. I am so excited to be a part of Memphis Impact and can’t wait to see it develop.

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Houston High School student, Ellen Suchomel became a part of the St. Jude family in the fall of her senior year after being diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer in the muscles. In support of her and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Houston High School’s student government association set up a fundraiser where students competed in bands and as soloists. The battle of the bands was dubbed with the name Battle for Ellen in support of Houston’s very own Ellen Suchomel. All monetary proceeds from Battle for Ellen went to St. Jude. The musical groups and soloists performed on Mustang Stadium’s turf field where students were able to sit on picnic blankets and enjoy the live music from their fellow classmates. There was a variety of concessions from food truck favorites, such as Mempops and Say Cheese, that fans could choose to munch on during the show.

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Battle for Ellen

At the end of the performances, the audience was able to vote for their favorite band and soloist through monetary donations placed in the band’s jars. The band and soloist with the most money in their jar was named the winner of the battle of the bands. Lydia Waldrip was declared winner in the soloist category while the band, Stereotypes won for the band category. Much was to be celebrated at Battle for Ellen as Ellen went through her last day of radiation and the event raised a total of $2,142 for St. Jude. Overall, the event was a huge success that helped support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Houston High School student who went through her very own battle with cancer. By Emmaline Schild


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PENNY Hardaway Returns to His Alma Mater By Kara Kane

As it was announced in March, Penny Hardaway is returning to his alma mater to coach the Memphis Tigers for the 2018-2019 season. But, as most locals know, this is not the beginning of his basketball career in Memphis. In fact, some may say it all began when he decided to referee for youth sports at the Memphis YMCA. Hardaway always believed that he was meant to play basketball. Growing up, he played for Treadwell High School of Memphis, Tennessee, where h e averaged 36 points and was named National High School player of the year by Parade Magazine in his senior year. His outstanding performance in high school caught the eyes of many college programs, but ultimately he committed to Memphis State, now known as the University of Memphis. Before Hardaway entered into his sophomore year of college, he was selected to play for the USA Developmental Team. His stats showed the hard work and perseverance that he possessed while playing for the Tigers. He graduated early as to begin his career in the NBA with the Orlando Magic, where he remained until 1999. Playing a number of years in the NBA, he left after 15 seasons and began his coaching career in 2011. Hardaway, wanting to remain in his hometown, has been coaching East High since 2015 and has lead them to three consecutive state championships. His work at East High has helped push them into national ranks, ending their past season ranked #2 in the nation and #1 in the state of In addition to Hardaway’s unbelievable success within the game of basketball, he has also been a true champion of his hometown. He has quietly supported many charities and organizations, giving of his time, talent, and energy to make Memphis a better place. In just a few weeks since this announcement, season ticket sales are on an upswing and the renewed energy into the program is gaining a lot of momentum. As he enters into this new chapter of his life, there is no question he will bring a lot of excitement to the city and the University of Memphis Basketball Program. 72 / May 2018 / 4Memphis


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Beauty Within a Frame Dixon Brings Eugenia to Memphis By: Mary Katherine Thomas

“She was someone who understood the real beauty of things. She had this incredible innate feeling for art, music, poetry and dance, she was just special that way” said Director of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Kevin Sharp quoting John Singer Sargent. The Real Beauty: The artistic world of Eugenia Errázuriz was an exhibition focused on the life of Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz (1860-1951). The contents of the exhibit included portraits of her, painted by notable painters such as American artist John Singer Sargent. Organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the exhibit went on from January 28 to April 8, 2018. The inspiration for the exhibit sparked from the Dixon’s purchase in 2012 of the 1890 portrait of Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz by Jacques-Émile Blanche in memory of a former Dixon director. Originally it had been thought that an exhibit on Jacques-Émile Blanche would be appropriate because he was its painter; however, as the Martha R. Robinson Curator at Dixon, Julie Pierotti, conducted the necessary research on Blanche, the woman in the painting named Eugenia Errázuriz came more into perspective. Pierotti found her to be extremely fascinating and one whose life was full of intriguing elements. The development of the exhibition was a joint venture, but Pierotti was the driving force in bringing The Real Beauty to Memphis. The works of art that made up the exhibit came from lenders in six different countries and three different continents; including Europe, North America and South America. There has been discussion of the The Real Beauty exhibit possibly being taken to Santiago, Chile, but for now it has only ever been shown at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. “The Real Beauty is a truly monumental exhibition for the Dixon to have organized”, said Director Kevin Sharp. The woman behind the art, Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz, born November 15, 1860, was thought to be one of the most beautiful women in Chile during the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries and in 1879 Eugenia married José Tomás Errázuriz Urmeneta. Three years later they moved to Paris where Eugenia became a friend and supporter to some and early twentieth centuries, including the well-known Pablo Picasso. Many of the artists who she came in contact with would have the opportunity to paint her portrait. Among these are Jacques-Émile Blanche, John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini. Eugenia favored simplicity when it came to both interior design and fashion; she inspired French interior designer Jean-Micheal Frank and fashion designer Coco Chanel with her minimalistic outlook. Eugenia Errázuriz, though widely unknown throughout the world, played a crucial role in lives of yet so many, and helped inspire individuals with her love and zeal for the arts. Known as “El sol de Santiago”, Eugenia has made an impact on the Memphis art community and the MidSouth. I was fortunate to have been able to visit The Real Beauty exhibit at the Dixon; in my research I found it t o be a beautiful display of Impressionist Art. I was entranced with the works of art and portraitas of Eugenia, and how Sargent was able to capture the essence of her “real beauty”. It was an honor to work with the Dixon on this article, I loved every minute of it! As Coco Chanel once said, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”.

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