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Morris Marketing Group Happy Hour 20

Liberty Bowl Gala 22

Italian Winterfest 24

Walk for Wishes Mid-South 26

Twelfth Night Revel 27

Carnival New King & Queen 28

Essence My City 4 Ways 36

Wedding University 36

Cheryl Pesce Grand Opening 50


Theatre Across the Mid-South 30

IPC Ballet: Dancing with Heart 35 Church Health: Helping Memphis Smile 37 Dynamic Dentistry 38 Gallery with Ken Hall 42 Fashion: Fun and Flirty 45 4Home: Ultra Violet 51 Culinary: Sweet Cheats 53 Weddings 58 Impact 60

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Morris Marketing Group hosted a Double Down for Charity happy hour. The casino-themed networking event raised $1,500 for the PorterLeath Toy Truck Drive. For more information on upcoming MMG networking events, visit mmgmemphis.com.




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Hundreds of guests enjoyed the Liberty Bowl Gala the night before the big game, and this formal gala is always a festive night of celebrating the two competing football teams. This year, The Isley Brothers performed at the gala and received the Outstanding Achievement Award.





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December 29, 2017

The Peabody Hotel


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Joanna Dyches

John Butler & Sandy McNeill

Jacinda Norton, Mike Glenn, Brook Tweddell & Jim Holt

Jack & Pam Michael

Harrison & Jamie Harpole

Barbara Hall Phillips & Jim Phillips

Loretta Snipes, Adrian Word & Cheryl Word-Thomas

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The 8th Annual Italian Winterfest featured all things Italian: fine cuisine from fabulous Italian and legendary local restaurants, traditional Italian tableside music played by Tony Barrasso, and dancing to D.J. Michael Spano's tunes by all the Italian Greats. The 5th annual Honored Guest of Winterfest was announced, Dr. James Downing, president and CEO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the 3rd annual Italian Winterfest Outstanding Service Award recipients were Linda and James Gattas, owners of James Gattas Jewelers. Proceeds benefited the Ave Maria Home and the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund.





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January 14, 2018

The Racquet Club of Memphis


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Make-A-Wish Mid-South hosted a very successful first-ever Walk For Wishes Mid-South. The event was a celebration of fundraising success from local businesses, wish kids and supporters. Walkers at Snowden Grove enjoyed dinner, a glow station, wish world carnival, and a visit from Santa! The night celebrated the Make-A-Wish mission to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.




November 9, 2017

Snowden Grove Amphitheatre


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Becca Barry & Jessica King

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Valerie Calhoun, Kris Davis & Lindsey Monroe

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A Twelfth Night Revel was held at the lovely home of Anne and Thayne Muller to mark the Epiphany and the finale of the Christmas season.




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Allen & Grace Leatherman-Jones with Valerie & Jeff Morris

Thayne & Anne Muller

Neely Thompson, Lillian Muller & Ruthie Shipmon

Michael, Kathy, Mollie & Kate Wexler

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Members of Carnival Memphis enjoyed an evening at the beautiful home of Ginger and Dabney Collier to welcome Jim Taylor as the king of Carnival Memphis, and Ellen Horn as the queen of Carnival Memphis. Ginger is President of Carnival Memphis this year, and the evening served as a wonderful celebration to meet and greet King Jim Taylor and Queen Ellen Horn.




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Sam Zalowitz & Kathleen LeFlore

Patrick & May Walker

Hugh & Lisa Mallory

Chip Campbell, Dr. Jeff Cole & Oscar Adams

Barry & Colin Marshall

Patty & Steven Welch

Jim & Mimi Taylor

Paul Ince with Hope & Earl Cook

Toni Parker & Patricia Ramage

Savannah Melton, Ed Galfsky with Clairborne & Ginger Collier

Carnival President Ginger Collier with Carnival King Jim Taylor & Carnival Queen Ellen Horn

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Theatre Across the Mid-South with Will Lowery & Bizzy Walker

Sunset Baby


Hattiloo Theatre | January 12- February 11

New Moon Theatre | February 9-25

Nina is a smart and sexy hustler who has rejected everything her parents fought for in the Black liberation movement. When her estranged father, Kenyatta, wants to reconcile, negotiating her past and present becomes a revolutionary act. From one of the most exciting young voices in the American theatre, this dynamic play about fathers and daughters sears with wit and wisdom and the brutal politics of freedom.

In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.



Theatre Memphis | January 19- February 4

Theatre Memphis Next Stage | February 9-25

Sensational Drama. Set in the 1950s, the evolving African-American experience is explored as a former star of the Negro baseball league is excluded from the major leagues during his prime. Now working as a garbage man, bitterness takes its toll on his relationships as his son wants his own chance to play in the major leagues. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play.

A Musical Odd-Couple. Florence Foster Jenkins produced explosions of derisive laughter in that she was a wealthy, eccentric, self-promoted performer incapable of producing two notes in tune consecutively. Hilarious and poignant, her story of celebrity and terrible singing is told through her respected accompanist, Cosmé McMoon, whose contempt gives way to reluctant admiration and affection.


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Playhouse on the Square | January 19- February 11

Germantown Community Theatre | February 9-25

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is an enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights and their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee first staged in 1962. It examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

Perfect Arrangement The Circuit Playhouse | January 26- February 18 It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap, classic sitcomstyle laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Selma: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hattiloo Theatre | February 23-March 18 This dramatic musical captures prominent moments such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. It is a mesmerizing and creative work of art, with jazz tunes and bass strings that will bring any audience to their feet. Originally written in 1976 to honor Dr. King’s bravery, many of the messages still resonate with activists today.

The Color Purple Orpheum Theatre | February 13-18 The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prizewinning story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.

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Ballet Magnificat!'s, The Scarlet Cord, is a timely piece for today's audience, depicting an incredible drama of two missionaries not willing to compromise their faith in Jesus Christ. These brave missionaries share the hope of Jesus to a dejected woman, Rahab, while a moving story of a revolution unfolds—a human heart turning to the ultimate truth of Jesus Christ. While living and ministering in the midst of one of the cruelest regimes in world history, communist Soviet Union, Rahab learns a difficult lesson when she is abandoned by her beloved Soviet regime. This production shows the Lord's amazing plan of redemption working in the midst of unlikely places, woven through life like a scarlet cord.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7pm Michael D. Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis Parking Available: Zach Curlin Parking Garage 505 Zach H. Curlin St. Purchase tickets online at www.etix.com (search Ballet Magnificat) OR at the Independent Presbyterian Church Bookstore during bookstore hours. $20 per ticket!

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Dancing With Heart by Sandi Butler Hughes, photography by Tomasz Iwanksi

Ballet Magnificat! is a professional dance company that is about more than the beautiful art of ballet – it is dedicated to presenting the good news of Jesus Christ. The mission is defined in their name as the word “magnificat” is Latin for “to magnify Him.” Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Ballet Magnificat! was founded in 1986 by Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux. Kathy was born in Memphis, TN, but trained and has lived in Jackson, MS, most of her life. Television trivia aficionados might recognize Keith. He is the former child entertainer who played “Little Ricky” on the I Love Lucy tv series and Johnny Paul on The Andy Griffith Show. Keith and Kathy married in 1976, and together have lived out the mission God put before them. Kathy saw dance as a way to express worship and praise to God. God gave her a greater joy in her dancing, and her motivation for dancing – worship – began to manifest itself in her performances. In 1982, Kathy danced her way into the spotlight of the international stage, winning a silver medal at the II USA International Ballet Competition. This is the third oldest international ballet competition in the world and rotates between Russia, Finland, Bulgaria, and Jackson, MS. She was one of the first contracted dancers for the Jackson Ballet Company (Ballet Mississippi), dancing as principal until 1986. Kathy longed to see the art of dance restored to the church for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. She had a vision for something totally unheard of – a touring Christian ballet troupe, dancing to the glory of God. In addition to bringing people into worship, Kathy wanted the group to be an outreach ministry in which dancers would share the love of Jesus with their audiences. With this vision, Keith and Kathy founded the Ballet Magnificat! Tour Company - the

world’s first professional Christian ballet company. Since inception, Ballet Magnificat! has flourished. In addition to the dance troupe, Ballet Magnificat! offers a School of the Arts, a Summer Dance Intensive and Teachers Workshop, and a Pre-Professional Training Program. The Trainee Program feeds dancers into the touring companies who are not only trained in the Ballet Magnificat! style, but connects them with other ministries for work in other countries. It is recognized by the United States Immigration Service as a vocational school and yearly draws students from across the U.S. and many foreign countries. Ballet Magnificat! founded the Dance Program at Belhaven University, providing curriculum, faculty, and facilities that has now grown into a full Dance Major. A second touring company was also added, and has performed in sold-out theaters in the United States and Europe. Ballet Magnificat! is bringing the artistic expression of Christian witness to Memphis with a performance of The Scarlet Cord. Deborah Mies, native Memphian and professional dancer with the company shared, "I am really excited to come back home and perform in Memphis where I grew up as a little girl with the dream of becoming a professional ballerina. As a company, we pray that the audience will see the reflection of Jesus Christ through our ballet and that the Gospel would be clearly displayed." Ballet Magnificat!'s The Scarlet Cord is an incredible drama of two missionaries not willing to compromise their faith in Jesus Christ. The performance is Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7pm at the Michael D. Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis. Tickets are available online at www.etix.com (search Ballet Magnificat) or at Independent Presbyterian Church Bookstore during bookstore hours; $20 each.

M E MP HIA N DEB O RA H MEIS by Bizzy Walker

When did you starting dancing? - I started dancing at IPC Ballet with my sister Rachel at 5. When did you realize that you wanted to be a professional dancer? - I started attending Ballet Magnificat! Summer Intensives at the age of 11 with the dream of becoming a professional dancer. What made Ballet Magnificat!'s summer intensive different than other dance intensives? - The morning starts with chapel, then a testimony from a principle dancer, followed by practice and Creative Worship in form of dance workshops. The evening ends with bible study and fellowship with the other dancers. What made you want, at such a young age, to train with Ballet Magnificat!? - I grew up wanting to be a missionary, when I trained with Ballet Magnificat!, I danced with a group of dancers that danced with all their hearts. What makes Ballet Magnificat! a unique company to dance for? - I dance in the Omega Company, which is the traveling company for Ballet Magnificat!. I have been blessed by God to live out both my dreams to share the Gospel to the world, while being a professional dancer. What is especially different in a Ballet Magnificat! performance? - The Company picks story lines to choreograph dances that show how God is at work in this world, the dancers go out and pray with the audience after every performance.

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A giant screen experience engineered to inspire

Feb 10 - Nov 16, 2018

Essence, the number one media company dedicated to African-American women, brought “My City, 4 Ways” culture festival to Memphis on Saturday, November 11th to celebrate the city’s most notable tastemakers, innovators and leaders.

February 3 May 6, 2018 This Exhibition was organized by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

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Brides enjoyed all things weddings at the Wedding University, presented by the Mid-South Wedding Association. Professional wedding experts and vendors showcased their expertise, and there were many booths featuring florists, caterers, entertainment, wedding cakes, honeymoon planners, photographers, formal wear, and much more.




January 14, 2018

Hilton Memphis


Terry Reeves & Martie Watson

Paula Rush Payton & Ryan Draper

Debbie Harwood & Dallas Threadgill

Nita Carney, Samira Murray, Amelia Murray & Ericha Brauer

Cindy Warburton, Taylor Warburton & Kati Walker

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Helping Memphis Smile by Sandi Butler Hughes, photos courtesy of Church Health Studies have proven that oral care is essential to overall good health, however dental care can be a very costly expense. Tennessee does not cover dental care for adults on Medicare, and dental coverage for the working uninsured is difficult to obtain and afford. The Church Health Dental Clinic is assisting Memphians in acquiring this life-changing treatment. Church Health is a vital component for healthcare services in Shelby County, and with the recent move to the Crosstown Concourse, the Dental Clinic offers expanded and integrative care for patients. “For example, if you came to your dental appointment but were experiencing low blood sugar that day, we could immediately walk you over to our medical clinic on the same floor and get you the care that you need that same day,” said Laurie Carlisle Hodge, DMD, Dental Director of Church Health Dental Clinic. “By having all of our clinical services (medical, dental, optometry, physical therapy, nutrition, and behavioral health) under one roof, we can offer comprehensive, patient-centered, efficient treatment every day,” she continued. The Dental Clinic grew from 10 chairs to 24 chairs with the move to the Crosstown facility, and is projected to serve 15,000 patients in 2018. Four full-time staff dentists work alongside a team of 22 dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental residents, and patient care specialists. Dental volunteers also play a vital role in their ability to serve more patients, and Church Health is always looking for more pro-bono providers to lend their expertise to their growing team. According to Dr. Hodge in the month of January, 15 scheduled patient care shifts were to be covered by volunteers, and the need continues to increase for dentist volunteers as the demand for dental services increases.

“Church Health Dental is able to offer comprehensive care thanks to our many volunteers and strong community partners like the UT School of Dentistry,” Dr. Hodge said. “The School of Dentistry has been a part of Church Health’s mission in many ways by not only providing dental residents who rotate within our clinic, but also serving as a referral base for very specialized procedures when they are needed. Many of our volunteer dentists are UTSOD alumni, and they bring their time and talents to serve with us so that we can provide more care to more patients.” It is with the commitment and generous support of donors and corporate philanthropists, the Church Health Dental Clinic now has a state-of-the-art facility with the best in health technology to serve patients. “Strong relationships with Memphis-based partners are very important to Church Health as we believe the coordination of resources creates a larger collective impact on our community,” said Dr. Hodge. Dr. Hodge relocated to Memphis at the beginning of 2017, with her husband and native Memphian, Craig Hodge. For the previous eight years she was the Dental Director and Chief Program Officer at Interfaith Dental Clinic in Nashville, TN, and Interfaith Dental Clinic of Rutherford County. She also serves as adjunct faculty with Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee, and NYU Langone Medical Center. “We believe that a healthy, beautiful smile can transform the lives of Memphians,” she said. The Church Health Dental Clinic is making a difference – one smile at a time. Currently, to become a Church Health Dental patient, you must be an established Church Health medical patient or participate in the MEMPHIS plan. To learn more or to make a donation to Church Health, visit churchhealth.org.

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by Lesley Harris Colvett, photography by Farmhouse Branding and Innovation Dental Technologies


t’s certainly a treat to walk into Crosstown Concourse’s 1.5 million square foot redevelopment of the Sears distribution center in Midtown. This commercial, residential, and retail space offers the best and newest in apartment living, restaurants, health and wellness. Housed in the “mixed-use vertical urban village” is the Crosstown Dental Group, which embodies the same cool, innovative and imaginative approach to dentistry as Crosstown does to development. Daniel Bird, DDS, and founder of Crosstown Dental Group, had a vision for his practice, and says that the Crosstown building is great place to debut a new, high-tech, fast, efficient, and even fun style of dentistry. The practice opened there in September 2017, and has changed the way dentistry is offered. There is a ping-pong table in the waiting area, the office features all windows overlooking the Crosstown West Atrium, and they do not have magazines in their office, because there is minimal wait time, so no time for patient’s to read them.

photography by Innovation Dental Technologies

Everything is done in an hour, including crowns, and getting a crown does not take multiple weeks and visits.The reason for this is the Lab within Crosstown Dental is a lab that creates the crown, so they have the technology in house that allows them to create crowns within an hour, without the use of gooey molds or temporary crowns. This lab also makes and ships crowns for dentists all over the country. “The lab combines art, science and technology,” says Darin Throndson, President of Innovative Dental Technologies. His brother, Josh Throndson, is Director of Operations, and the two work together at state-of-the-art computers creating the dental necessities for patients all over the country.

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Dr. Bird says, “After practicing Dentistry for 14 years I came to a point that I was ready for a change. I knew that there had to be a better way to do it. I knew I could be more efficient, and with that my patients would benefit. I decided to invest in the newest technology and training, and my main question was 'Where should I do it?'. I have driven down Parkway countless times, and had never paid any attention to the old Sears building. But one day I saw a crane beside it and I decided to drive by and see what was happening. I knew then and there that I wanted to be in that building. My vision for the

practice lent itself perfectly to work in a place that featured technology, efficiency, and a diverse population of people. I wanted to create a place that did not look or smell or sound or feel like a dental office. Most people will say they hate going to the dentist. I wanted to create a place that people didn't hate. I wanted a fun, friendly environment. Our technology allows us to work much more efficiently, and hopefully we can create a remarkable experience for every patient that comes into our practice."

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February may be the shortest month but it packs in a lot —Groundhog Day, Presidents’ Day (don’t upset the kids by telling them we used to have TWO holidays from school, Lincoln and Washington!), Valentine’s


Day, the Super Bowl, Black History Month, my birthday and then a pretty lengthy list of art, theater, music, and

with Ken Hall

film. Good gracious! I hope you got some rest in January. Fittingly for my birthday month (call for sizes and colors), there are some big jazz shows and an opera, so I am blissfully happy. And chances are you can be too, given the wide variety of offerings available from the works of James Baldwin to antique French wallpaper. Seriously, that is some variety. You only have 28 days to do as much of this as possible so start planning, and most importantly, have fun.

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February Art Events International Jewish Film Festival Memphis Jewish Community Center, various locations Through February 27th

Souvenir Theatre Memphis Through February 25th

Literacy is Key KKG Alumnae, Holiday Inn-University, 11am A book and author event with best–selling authors Christina Baker Kline, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Kim Wright.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Germantown Community Theatre Through February 25th

Mississippi Women in Blues photography exhibit Rust College, Holly Springs, MS, 5pm Through February 28th

The Familiar & the Sublime art opening L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm Works by Pam Hassler and Jeanne Seagle on display through the 24th Some Day for a Crown play Southwest Tennessee Community College Through February 4th Escape into Illusions art by Sandra Horton Memphis Botanic Garden Through February 28th

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The Italian Girl in Algiers Opera Memphis, GPAC, 7:30pm Through February 3rd Papier Peints with Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz Decorative Arts Trust, Brooks Museum, 10:30am Bolshoi Ballet The Lady of the Camellias Malco Ridgeway, 4pm Retrospective Ferrell Varner Marshall Arts Gallery, noon – 3pm Paintings and drawings 1970 to present. Rise 2018 Collage Dance Collective, Cannon Center, 2:30pm


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Talk at Two: Eugenia Errazuriz and Parisian Musical Modernism by Dr. Jeremy Orosz Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 2pm

A Person is More Important Than Anything film screening Brooks Museum, 7pm Ideas of James Baldwin. Held in conjunction with "Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement" Oxford Film Festival Oxford, MS. Through February 11th Sankofa film screening Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main, 7:30pm talk talk talk: Late 70s art of Ted Faiers David Lusk Gallery, 6-8pm


Branford Marsalis Quartet with Iris Orchestra Germantown Performing Arts Center, 8pm Frederick Douglass – A Speaking Tour Bartlett Performing Arts Center, 2:30pm Luna Nova concert St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 4pm The Color Purple Orpheum Theatre Through February 13-18 Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet Concerts International, Clark Opera Center, 7:30pm Meet the Artist: Paula Kovarik Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 6-8pm Tchaikovsky’s 5th, Memphis Symphony Cannon Center/GPAC, 7:30/2:30pm Through February 18th Cubanismo! latin jazz Germantown Performing Arts Center, 8pm Jazz Week University of Memphis Through February 23rd The Laser Show art reception for Adam Hawk MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square, 5-7pm Selma: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hattiloo Theatre Through March 18th Canvases Art Auction, Mid-South Sober Living Crosstown Concourse, 6pm Ulysses Owens Jr. jazz concert Hutchison School, 6:30pm Jones will be backed by the faculty of the non-profit Memphis Jazz Workshop, and student combos from the workshop will open. African-Print Fashion Now! Brooks Museum Through August 2nd Jazz-A-Fire with Joyce Cobb Brinson’s, 341 Madison, 4-7pm Oscar Nominated Shorts On Location Memphis Through February 28th

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The Crosstown Concourse West Atrium was filled with music and laughter as guests celebrated the Cheryl Pesce® Lifestyle Store Grand Opening. This evening was the culmination of years of Ms. Pesce's hard work, and many friends and supporters joined in the festivities. The name "Cheryl Pesce" has become synonymous with elegance and style, and the opening of the Lifestyle Store brings her fabulous mix of art, furniture, gifts, and specialty products to Crosstown!




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Ultra Violet:

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Decorating with the Pantone Color of the Year by Lesley Harris Colvett, photography from thedecorista.com & wellandgood.com

Annually, the Pantone Color Institute announces the Pantone Color of the Year, and according to the Institute, 2018’s Ultra Violet tone reflects “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” says Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. The 4Memphis interior design experts share their thoughts on the color, and how to incorporate this vibrant color. Warner Moore Interior Design

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Try it in a powder room. What better place to use a wild splash of bold color. Wall paper or high-gloss Pantone’s color of the year, ULTRA VIOLET! A very lacquer finish. Think outside the box! edgy choice, and challenging. Pantone’s executive director used terms like inventiveness, imagination and Gray it down and it could be very romantic in the creative inspiration when describing the color. This is bedroom, casting a warm and soothing glow. Very a color with a mysterious mystical character. A color enveloping. which symbolizes originality and creativity. Try violet as an accent chair in the living room. Serves Bold colors can be demanding. We shouldn’t be afraid to unify the other colors in the room. This concept holds of them because they can give a room a much needed true in many of the decorative arts. For example, fine jolt! I love lavender all the way to the appropriate porcelain of the 17th and 18th centuries often employed purple. There are several ways to use it. purple in their design. Even a dot of purple served to intensify and unify the other colors. Violet works beautifully as an accent. Use purple flowers in your room. Iris, roses, allium or lilac. Perhaps some So we find that violet is more usable in our everyday throw pillows that include the color would work well. In decor than we thought. It’s also very royal! using a new color take baby steps. Amethyst geodes are very decorative and unusual as an accessory.


If using in a big way, one can soften the strong color by using soft shades in the same color family. Such as lavender, blush, blues and pinks. To embolden the color even more use colors from the opposite side of the color wheel.

With the introduction of the new color for 2018, it can’t help but make us all rethink color after a much popular trend of subtle and neutral color. Color is definitely making its comeback! But sometimes our pocketbook can’t keep up with the changes that are For a library or study consider going all the way and tossed our way in every magazine we pick up. If you embrace deep purple! Enhance it with other lush, deep, are wanting to introduce the Pantone Color Institute’s dark colors, velvet, jewel-toned fabrics, dark leather and new color - “ultra violet”, I have a few suggestions for those wanting to keep up with the trend. If you have dark wood. February 2018 / 51

gone neutral with your decor then you are in luck to go “bigger” with this new color by adding beautiful silk pillows or upholster a small accent piece such as a stool or chair. While this is not a color I have used much in the past, I would find a way to make it timeless by starting with touches and not a complete makeover. For those who have already chosen a different direction and cannot incorporate the new “ultra violet” in your decor, you can always use the popular new color in fresh flowers. Always let your love of a color make its mark, whether it’s a throw, pillow, decorative piece, or floral arrangements. All can be easily changed and starting small won’t put quite a dent in your budget if you decide you need another change.

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RACHEL GRAY Before jumping on the bandwagon of the new “Pantone Color of The Year - Ultra Violet,” you need to ask yourself…do you think you can be bed partners with purple? While purple, or more specifically “ultra violet,” is expected to be the “it” color, you should exercise caution when testing the waters. Color has a direct effect on mood. The psychology behind this color suggests associations of wealth, nobility, and prosperity. Conversely, purple can impart negative connotations, eliciting loneliness and sadness. Therefore, I suggest using purple as an accent color before painting or wallpapering an entire room. There are beautiful works of art available in local galleries that can make a statement without overpowering your interiors. My personal favorites are works by Veda Reed (www.davidluskgallery.com) “Sunset - Belt of Venus,” Chuck Johnson (www. lrossgallery.com) “Balance,” Jimpsie Ayres (www.jimpsieayres.com) “Prayer,” and Robert Yasuda (www.davidluskgallery.com) “Vintage.”

ANTHONY SHAW As a designer, I watch and follow trends. But, my aesthetic varies and I always want to convey an underlying element of timelessness. Although beautiful, trendy colors such as ultra violet have a short shelf life. Like fashion, they come in and outthere’s always a hot color. A simple black dress is classic and interior design is no different. These elements should be done in small accents and in moderation such as pillows and interesting objects. Playing with these of-the-moment hues in small doses makes it fun and easy to switch when the next trendy color comes along.

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White Chocolate & Butterscotch Brownies 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1/4 cup flour 2 eggs 8 tablespoons butter ½ cup white chocolate chips ½ cup butterscotch chips tiny pinch of salt

Melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cocoa, whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Whisk in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients - flour, sugar, salt, half of the white chocolate chips, and half of the butterscotch chips. Mix dry ingredients into butter mixture and blend well. Pour into greased 8X8" baking dish. Top with remaining white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Lemon Coconut Treats 1 cup pitted dates, chopped 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons lemon zest, freshly grated 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried coconut flakes

Place dates, walnuts, sesame seeds, lemon juice and zest in a food processor. Pulse and blend until completely mixed. The mixture will be slightly sticky. With dampened hands, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls. Roll in coconut and chill until ready to serve. Feel free to change out the lemon for orange, lime or grapefruit – can even add ground spices like cinnamon or cardamom for extra flavor!


Fried Ice Cream

One scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Hollow out the center of the ice cream mid-way down. Put your choice of caramel sauce or caramel candy in ice cream. Use ice cream from the hollowing to cover top of caramel. Place into freezer. Place ½ pound chocolate chips in metal bowl. Bring 4 fluid ounces heavy cream to a boil, then mix with 6 ounces of the chocolate chips. Pour cream over chocolate and mix with rubber spatula. Once incorporated, let sit until room temperature. Remove ice cream and glaze with chocolate mixture. Put back into the freezer to harden. Take two slices of texas toast and remove the crust. Remove ice cream from freezer. Place bread on top and bottom of ice cream, with corner of bread alternating. Squeeze bread around ice cream so it is fully enclosed. Place back into freezer. When ready to eat, use egg wash (3 eggs and 2 teaspoons water, whisked) first fully coating ice cream sandwich, then dip into panko bread crumbs and fry in deep fryer 350 degrees (stack fryer basket on top to keep ice cream submerged) for 3 minutes or until golden brown (NO more than 5 minutes). Top with powdered sugar and cherries.


Raspberry Chocolate Frangipane Torte

Chocolate Cake 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cups flour 1 cup cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs +1 egg white 1 cup room temperature coffee 1 cup buttermilk ½ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Line two 9 inch pans with butter and flour. In a bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add eggs, buttermilk, coffee, oil and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour the batter in the pans and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until knife inserted through the middle comes out clean. Let it cool before unmolding. Once unmolded, trim the cake to get 2 even layers.


Lemon Coconut Treats

Raspberry Mousse 2 cups raspberries ½ cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin ¼ cup cold water 1 cup heavy cream

Frangipane 8 ½ ounces butter 8 ½ ounces sugar In a pot, sprinkle gelatin over cold 3 eggs 1 cup pitted dates, chopped water and let stand for about 5 8½ ounces almond flour minutes. Puree raspberries, strain 1 cup raw walnuts 2¾ ounces flour and discard seeds. Place puree in ¼ sesame ounces rum 1 cup seeds a bowl and add sugar and lemon ¼ teaspoon almond extract 1/4 cup lemon juice juice. Place pot with gelatin and 2 teaspoons lemon zest, freshly grated water over low heat and stir until Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1/2 cup unsweetened, dried coconut flakes gelatin is completely dissolved. Line one 9 inch pan with butter Stir gelatin into raspberry mixture and flour. In a bowl, cream butter Place dates, walnuts, sesame seeds, lemon juice and zest in a food and refrigerate for 1 hour. Transfer and sugar for 1-2 minutes. Add processor. Pulse until fully completely mixed. The mixture will be into mixing bowl and beat on the eggs oneand at ablend time until slightly sticky. With dampened hands, roll tablespoons of the mixturehigh until foamy. Gradually add incorporated, then add all the intoother balls. ingredients Roll in coconut and chill cream and beat for 2 more and mix for 2until ready to serve. Feel free to change out theand lemon for orange, lime or grapefruit – can minutes. Place in a piping bag minutes. Pour into pan bake even addgolden groundbrown. spices like cinnamon or cardamom for extra flavor! and refrigerate for 2 hours. until 56 / February 2018

Once all items are ready, assemble the cake by placing 1 layer of chocolate cake at the bottom, then pipe some raspberry mousse, frangipane, chocolate ganache, raspberry mousse, the other layer of chocolate cake, raspberry mousse. Place the cake in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then apply the last layer of ganache. Serve with champagne sorbet. For the Chocolate Ganache and Champagne Sorbet Recipes, visit 4Memphis.com

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Wedding of the Month

Taylor & Josh Scott

THE FIRST ENCOUNTER: Josh and I met our sophomore year in high school

through a mutual friend. I remember when I first laid eyes on him I thought he was so handsome and wanted to get to know him more. We exchanged numbers and began texting non-stop, and the rest was history!

IN PREPARATION: We had a lot of fun planning our wedding. My mom stepped in as my “in house” wedding coordinator and helped me plan the entire thing from start to finish. I could not have done it without her! Cedar Hall and the team there were amazing to work with. One of our family friends Tara Guenther, who is an interior designer, helped us create the vision we had for the ceremony and reception.

THE BIG DAY: The big day began at Glo Medical Aesthetics, where my bridesmaids, mother, grandmother and I got our hair and make-up done. Once everyone was finished, we headed to Cedar Hall. Josh and I did a “first look” so we could take our photos before the ceremony. I loved doing this! Many people are hesitant about doing a first look because they don’t want to be seen before the ceremony, but I highly recommend it! It was a special moment between just Josh and me, and we got to soak up the excitement with one another before the ceremony. The humidity on a hot, July day lifted and couldn’t have been more perfect for the outdoor ceremony. Memphis String Quartet and Deedra Stone Designs created the perfect ambiance. At the reception we kept being told how our wedding was right out of a fairytale and we couldn’t agree more. It was everything we had hoped for and more!

THE RETREAT: We honeymooned in Great Exuma, Bahamas at Sandals Emerald

went scuba diving in the neon blue waters of Exuma, swam with pigs and toured the beautiful island we now hold very dear to our hearts. We made friends with a lot of other newlyweds who were also on their honeymoon and all pitched in to take a bus and a ferry ride to the hang-out spot of the locals: Chat ‘N Chill. It was such a cool experience! We hope to visit the beautiful island of Great Exuma again for an anniversary!

Florist and Design: Deedra Stone Designs Ceremony Site and Reception: Cedar Hall Day of Coordinator: Cedar Hall, Carol Johnson Wedding Cake and Groom’s Cake: The Flour Garden, Laura Jackson Wedding Gown: Low’s Bridal and Formal Invitations: RSVP Stationers Photographer: Lindsey Lissau Photography Videographer: Twenty-Two Magnolias Officiant: Dr. Eli T. Morris III Music: Memphis String Quartet Disc Jockeys Etc., Eddie Kivelle

Hair: Tiffany Wilson, Glo Medical Aesthetics Makeup: Mallory Burnett, Glo Medical Aesthetics Honeymoon: Sandals Emerald Bay Resort - Great Exuma, Bahamas

Bay. I cannot even begin to express how much we loved this place and the people there! We stayed in a honeymoon suite and had our own personal butlers who we befriended and still keep in touch with to this day. We were literally in our own little paradise. We 58 / February 2018 If you would like to submit a wedding or engagement announcemnet, please email meredith@4memphis.com

They said I Do

Morgan & John Luke Tyner

A Special Moment:

I made sure I would enjoy every single moment, as that was the advice I had received from multiple brides (one of which was my sister, Sarah Franklin) who was married only two short months before myself. I know what you are thinking...your poor parents. BUT it was an incredibly unique, sweet time for all of us to share in our special days so close.

Cakes: Kipp Cakes Caterer: Cindy Krag Catering Photographer: Mary Kate Steele Band: The Dantones Band Flowers: The Flower Girls & LeFleur Flower Rentals & Decor: Elegant Chair Covers Dress: Low's Bridal Suit: Tom James Clothing Tie: The Tie Bar, online shop. Makeup: Caitlin Mcgill Hair: Tiffany Wilson Wedding Day Coordinator: Cindy Shriver Ceremony Officiant: Bill Garner

Grace & Daniel Laforce Caterer: Club Windward Wedding Venue: St. Louis Catholic Church Wedding Cake: The Flour Garden Florist: Garden District Wedding Gown: Ballew Bridal Wedding Ring: Sissy's Log Cabin Honeymoon Accommodations: Henderson Park Inn Weddings Invitations: Minted Wedding Photographer: Emily McCutchen Reception Venue: St. Louis Catholic Church

A Special Moment:

It was late summer and the air was balmy and beautiful in the evening. When it was time to walk down the aisle, I was shaking with excitement. I was told later that my bouquet looked as if it were blowing in the wind in my trembling hands. Calmness spread throughout the chapel. Once we said our vows and kissed, we bounded down the church halls hand in hand, beaming at each other. Our maid of honor and best man ran up behind us and shared in the joyfulness.

Amy Rice Bursi & Emma Bursi

A Special Moment:

After the ceremony we enjoyed amazing foods from Draper's catering, especially the S'mores bar Emma requested and the cake from Mad Lily Cakery was perfect! We most enjoyed our band Seeing Red, they were unbelievable and really made the night something to remember as we danced the night away.

Wedding Cake Business: Mad Lily Cakery Entertainment: Seeing Red – Band Event Planner: 117 Event Design Florist: Holly and Ivy Wedding Gown: Barefoot Bride Wedding Ring:Genesis Diamonds – Nashville Weddings Invitations: Minted.com Wedding Photographer: The Kenneys Reception Venue: Old Dominick Distillery Rentals & Decor: White Door Events

She said Yes! Taylor Gaulden & Andrew Gilbert June 16, 2018 Andrew and I met at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. We had many mutual friends that knew we were interested in each other. Finally, one of my best friends set us up for one of Andrew’s fraternity date parties. Our next date was at Calhoun’s for cheeseburgers and the rest is history. We were engaged in August at Pickwick Lake on our boat. Our friends and families surprised us with a weekend of celebrations.

Jolie Browning & Trae Hughes June 9, 2018 Trae and I became friends while in college at UT Chattanooga. We both moved back to Memphis in 2012 and became even closer until we finally started dating in 2013. Last April, we planned a weekend getaway only to have our flights canceled at the last minute. We left the airport and drove straight to Chattanooga! He popped the question the next morning during a hike to my favorite spot. Couldn’t have been more perfect!

New Beginnings This time last year, I had my first meeting with Jim Walker about Memphis Impact. I had read 4Memphis for as long as I could remember, picking it up at Huey’s when waiting for a table or at Kroger to read while my mom did the majority of our shopping. But by “read”, I mean mostly that I flipped to the fashion section to look at whatever clothes were far out of my price range as a 12 year old or to the pictures of the events featuring adults that looked so glamorous to me at the time. What I noticed as I got older is that none of the magazine really applied to me, and, I thought, it would be so much more interesting to me if it did. My mom was in high school, Mr. Walker was her bible study leader. It was because of this that, later, when my mom started working for 4Memphis, Mr. Walker always seemed more like a family friend than my mom’s boss. So, when I mentioned something to my mom about how many more readers 4Memphis would get if they tried to involve teenagers, she suggested that I meet with Mr. Walker. As our family friend, I didn’t think I would be intimidated when I pitched my idea, but as soon as I walked into his office, I became extremely nervous. A month after this incredibly nerve-racking meeting, I began emailing schools trying to find a

the amazing things it has to offer. I found an intelligent and passionate group of girls who have shown me everything that is so inspiring about Memphis over the past 12 months. They have shown me that anything; sports, fashion, philanthropy, whatever it is; can be inspiring when written from the point of view of someone who is passionate. A year after this incredibly nerve-racking meeting, we have just finished interviews with another amazing group of high-schoolers. Each of them offers something that they are passionate about, and I know they will make great additions to our team. I believe that it is passion that drives hard work. There are plenty of hardworking people that lose focus simply because the work that they are doing doesn’t interest them. What I think is so amazing about Memphis Impact is that we can cover almost anything that interests us. This way we are exposed to so many different passions which leads to even better articles. Because of this, I believe one of the most important things in life is to discover what you really care about, so that way work is never really work. 4Memphis Impact’s philanthrophy is SuCasa. Visit their website at sucasamemphis.org and visit 4memphis.com/youth-impact-2 for the full article!

staff that was passionate about trying to make Memphis a better place by highlighting all of

Also if you would like us to highlight your non-profit for the future please email meredith@4memphis.com

My name is Langston Myers and I am the editor of 4Memphis Impact. I am a junior at St. Mary’s and have been working with 4Memphis since my freshman year. I adore writing, and spend most of my time writing articles as I write for my school newspaper and another online magazine. My goal for Impact is to give young people a creative outlet and to encourage them to spend time giving back to our city.

My name is Carolyn Lane and I am a senior at St. George’s. I am the editor-in-chief of both my school’s award-winning newspaper and literary magazine as well as a member of the swim team, multiple clubs, and Bridge Builders. I am a part of Memphis Impact because it grants me the opportunity to effect change in my community through my love of journalism.

My name is Ellie Weeks, and I am a junior at Hutchi son. Writing for this magazine has inspired me to see many fundamental aspects of our city. I hope that 4Memphis Impact will continue to portray new sides of Memphis to its’ community by reaching an array of different audiences.

My name is Riley Bartlett, and I’m a senior at St. Agnes. I am thrilled to be a part of the 4 Memphis Impact staff. As a stylist for 4Memphis Impact I get to explore different fashion trends and use my creativity to enhance the photo shoots. Outside of the magazine, I work at Lori James, play lacrosse, and for the past 3 years have modeled in Memphis Fashion Week.

My name is Merrill Culpepper, and I am a junior at St. Mary’s. I am the stylist for Memphis Impact and I am excited to be a part of this addition to 4Memphis. I have always loved how confident someone’s style can make them feel. Along with working for Memphis Impact, I play soccer and lacrosse for my school, and I am also involved in Young Life. I cannot wait to see where the magazine goes in the future.

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My name is Sophie Stockstill, and I am a junior at Hutchison School. In my free time, I volunteer with Le Bonheur Club Teens and Salvation Army’s GPS Squad. I am a MUS cheerleader, and I am involved with school organizations such as yearbook, Wilson Society, and Global Ambassadors. I’m thrilled to be part of Memphis Impact and can’t wait to grow as a reporter.

My name is Emma Yates, and I am a sophomore at Briarcrest Christian School. I’m excited to design pages for Memphis Impact. I am involved in clubs, competitive volleyball, and track team, as well as youth group at Grace Evangelical Church. I volunteer for Le Bonheur and do service through Key Club. I can’t wait to see Memphis Impact grow even more.

My name is Emmaline Schild, and I am a junior at Houston High School. I look forward to showing how Memphis teens make a difference in our city. I am the SGA Historian and on the Honors Academy Executive Council. I am involved in Key Club, DECA, Student Impact, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Rho Kappa, Student Government, Beta Club, Honors Academy, Lacrosse, my youth group, and Young Life. I look forward to watching Memphis Impact grow.

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By Carolyn Lane

Sarah Gatlin, Lauren Joyner, & Margaret Powe

Kate Murphy & Will Johns

Annie Bran & Ann Ragan Grissom

Bart Mueller & Carson Moriarty

Spencer Smith & Ann Wallace Scott

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