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Red Boa Ball Best Buddies Gala & Casino Bell Tower Gala Merry Marketplace Sue Layman Designs Reception Heart Full of Soul Joseph 85th Birthday Judy Mac Team Customer Appreciation Party Jingle & Gems Hobson Realtors Holiday Party Cancer Cetner Luncheon Sissy’s Log Cabin/James Davis Holiday Open House Toy Bash

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40 Fashion: Blushing Bride 74 Celebrating Marriage 79 Recipes 95 Book Review 98 4Music 100 4Art 101 Mix & Mingle

Barrett Baber Looking Your Best on Your Big Day Memphis Open: 40 Years & Counting Making Marriage Make Sense Venues: We’re Going to the Chapel (or the Mansion, or the Winery) & We’re Gonna Get Married

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Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 .‫ יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשלֹום‬,‫לֹומּה‬ ָ ‫ כִ י ִב ְש‬:‫יְ הוָ ה‬-‫ ֶאל‬,‫ וְ ִה ְת ַפלְ לּו ַב ֲע ָדּה‬,‫ ֲא ֶשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָש ָמה‬,‫שלֹום ָה ִעיר‬-‫ת‬ ְ ‫ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא‬ ‫יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו‬ Matthew 19:4-6 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” In early August, I received an email about an advertisement that had run in our magazine about a program called Making Marriage Make Sense. At that point in my summer, I was being consumed with stress from the usual suspects: work, family, and mostly, my relationship. The last thing that made sense to me was marriage, and so I took the email as a sign from God to enroll into the program at Highpoint Church and then later relay my story in the magazine. Throughout the eight week course, Andy Savage reminded the class that one must “choose us” every day. There is no celestial call or magical alarm that goes off, screaming, “This is the one! Now you will magically do right by this union!” Choosing your partner takes complete selflessness, and while it takes maturity and an iron-clad will, the benefits one reaps from a lifelong, God-centered marriage is unsurmountable. My publisher Jim Walker remembers something his mentor Bill Simmons said about marriage: “You have to keep on keeping on.” My mother, likewise, often tells me that love is a choice, and you must choose it every day. That does not mean all of these long-term successful relationships have not seen some turbulence and trials. I believe that it means battling through the mucky trenches in honor of your choice you made is the most righteous daily win (didn’t Joan Jett say that “love is a battlefield?). Making Marriage Make Sense was a life-altering experience for me, but not because I got hitched shortly thereafter. On the contrary, we became single for a spell. I recognized some very critical red flags about me as a partner. I can be selfish. During conflict, I can sometimes dishonor my partner. I allowed myself

to not be chosen, and in return, I had chosen no one but myself. I had let anxiety, insecurities, stressors and pride dictate how I was going to treat and be treated by a partner. Honestly, neither of us committed to putting our partner’s needs first. Selfishness is the ultimate enemy, but I had taken steps in changing that by taking the course and considering its principles with seriousness. And I started to really observe relationships around me. As we age, life struggles can compound, problems multiply, and frustrations mount. Adults twice my age have twice my stress and moments of sorrow under their belt. Jim’s daughter battled cancer, a parent’s nightmare. He and his wife Susan had very high tension at the time, but they both chose to fight together, not against each other. Jim never escaped to duck camp or the golf course, and Susan never sought comfort from anyone but her God and her husband. I can attest that the two are stronger for their struggles, and I admire the way they, like my parents and other couples I esteem, cleave together. Ephesians 5:28 tells us “So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loves his wife loves himself.” That selflessess should be a twoway street and is the ultimate goal. As marriage is a perfect idea divinely designed for imperfect people, actively pursuing ways to be a better spouse is a highly recommended way to start married life right. And while I am not currently qualified to speak on being married, I believe that these experiences have allowed me to set myself up for success. I am dating again, and I believe I am a more agreeable partner becuase of MMMS. It is my heartfelt wish for every newlywed that they find success and selfless love, and they nurture it daily.

A PRAYER FOR NEWLYWEDS Father, we pray that their marriage will be filled with friendship, joy, and love. May their life together embody warmth and affection, with the deepest love and intimacy between them. Falling in love is not a choice, but staying in love is. It is a choice that requires renewal day after day, year after year, lifetime after lifetime. Love, deep love, is simple. It is a simple choice between kindness and generosity, or blame and criticism, moment to moment. Our choices become our habits. When we make kindness and generosity our choice, our vision becomes clear — we see with clear eyes, the good intent behind actions, the pain behind harsh words, and the fear behind untruthful speech. Father, we pray You help them make this choice day after day. Amen.

Sincerely, Stephanie Beliles, Editor

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RED BOA BALL American Red Cross of the Mid-South

When guests don a red boa, the party becomes a ball, and why the Red Boa Ball is one of the hottest tickets in town. This was the sixth year for the annual event, raising $175,000 for the American Red Cross of the Mid-South. With music by party-band-extraordinaire Party Planet and a seated dinner from Italian favorite Coletta’s, this was an extra special party...a Red Boa Ball!

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Betsy & Jason Hood with Barry Yoakum & Valerie Morris

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Randall Hertzog & Jenny Koltnow Jim, Laura & Brooks Crone with Jamie Delahaye

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Emily & Tom Love

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Ron & Josie Walker with Jessie & Chris Wiley

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Melonie Johnson & Mark Garmon Laura Vaughn, Jeana Bailey, Angie Huffman & Scott Branson

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BEST BUDDIES GALA & CASINO

Best Buddies Tennessee hosted their 3rd Annual Gala & Casino event recently with dancing, casino tables, and fundraising for the friendship programs of the organization. The party at the historic Cadre Building was hosted by TV and radio personality Earle Farrell, and guests enjoyed a scrumptious dinner and live music. This special night was a gathering of Best Buddies supporters and celebration of friendship for all.

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Barry & Tonya Nix with Butch Pugh

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BELL TOWER GALA Christian Brothers University

The Bell Tower Gala was a festive night on the CBU campus that raised funds and was a tribute to the history of Lasallian and Catholic education in Memphis. Distinguished award recipients included Barbara Daush, President of St. Agnes-St. Dominic Catholic School, who was awarded the prestigious Maurelian Medal, and Steve Dunavant, Managing Director of Memphis CBIZ, was recognized at Distinguished Alumnus. As the first college established in Memphis, CBU is dedicated to improving the city through its programs and academic opportunities, and all proceeds from the Bell Tower Gala support these academic programs and scholarships. To learn more about events and programs, including the College of Adult Professional Studies, visit cbu.edu.

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Jamie & Matt Wilson

Bowe Travis & Sarah Vogelfanger

Sara Swisher & Morgan Ganoski

Mark & Robbie Yeager

Mitch & Kelly Jo Graves, Charlie & Mickie Schaffler

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MERRY MARKETPLACE Junior League of Memphis

This was the 15th year for the annual event that is a much anticipated shopping extravaganza, and this year the Merry Marketplace moved to a new location at the Racquet Club of Memphis. On Thursday, November 12th, the JLM hosted a Girl’s Night Out, and ladies enjoyed shopping and sipping for the perfect present. The Merry Marketplace is the only exclusive shopping experience that makes an impact in the Memphis community by promoting the Junior League of Memphis mission to support the community by improving the lives of women and children in need. Learn more about their work at jlmemphis.org.

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Madelyn Gray, Amy Farris & Karen Tronsar

Milandria Hull & Yvette Hughes

Peria Gober & Amy Beth Dudley

Sue Brakebill, Elizabeth McAdam, Caroline Cousins & Kathryn Painter

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Molly Polatty & Janet Torrey

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NBC’S “THE VOICE” FINALIST IS LIVING THE DREAM by Sandi Butler Hughes Photos courtesy of Barrett Baber

When Barrett Baber competed on NBC’s “The Voice” this season, he infused his country sound with soul, Memphis soul. He finished the hit show in mid-December and is working to fulfill his dream that began just across the Mississippi River in Marion, Arkansas, a western suburb of Memphis. One of the first songs Barrett performed on national television was “Walking In Memphis,” and he said that performance was a tribute to a place he will always call home. “Memphis, the city played a key role in my sound and my upbringing as an artist and where the soul comes from inside of me vocally. Memphis and the Delta region of Arkansas had a lot to do with that,” he said. Barrett may have strode onto the national stage overnight, but he has dreamed of chasing the neon rainbow since high school. He honed his singing skills in the high school choir and the First Baptist Church where his dad served as pastor in Marion, and then on a vocal scholarship at Ouachita Baptist University where he majored in music. But before graduating, the pull of Music Row lured Barrett to Nashville. ”What people were seeing on the show might have looked like an overnight success, but the truth is, it’s been a 15+ year journey for me at this point.” “When I went to college, I taught myself how to play guitar. I started writing songs and gigging out wherever I could make a buck. ‘The Voice’ was the culmination of

15 years of really hard work and grinding away, trying to hone my craft and get better at what I do. It’s been a long journey for sure!” By the time Barrett had reached his early-30’s, he was married, raising two young kids, teaching high school in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and realizing the clock was ticking on the opportunity to be a country artist. So he spent the past couple of years preparing and polishing his “package” as a singersongwriter in one last push for a country record deal in Nashville. If it didn’t work out, at least he had tried and he could be content as songwriter, writing music for other artists to perform. “I’m getting a little older, and I thought, ‘well, I’ll just try to write songs for other people and make my way in music that way.’ I had sort of given up on the dream of being on the artist side. But I then decided that I would try one more final push to go get a record deal. I kinda went all-in with my EP “Falling Again” project, with the idea that this is my last chance to make this happen. And worse case is that I’ll get a publishing deal and be a songwriter.” Just as his EP was released, producers from “The Voice” came calling and asked him to audition. Not the exact route to success he was diligently plotting, but he and his manager decided that it was worth a shot. That decision proved to be a good one, landing Barrett a chance to work with country music superstar, Blake Shelton, and earning him a spot in the show’s finale, singing before millions of viewers. It was his commitment to his own style and a new country sound, blending the

MEMPHIS, THE CITY PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN MY SOUND AND MY UPBRINGING AS AN

ARTIST AND WHERE COMES FROM INSIDE OF ME VOCALLY.

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Memphis soul sound with Nashville’s current country sound. “That’s really what I wanted to do on the show was present myself as a new thing - sort of a throwback but a new thing at the same time. The way country music is now, it’s not quite as soulful, and it’s more pop-edge driven. And that’s great, and people love that and connect with that. But I wanted to do a different thing - a new sub-genre of country music, soul-country. It’s an idea that is really taking off that it can be really soulful and have a lot of meaning to it. We’ve seen that in the last few weeks with Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton’s performance on the CMAs of the classic country song, ‘Tennessee Whiskey.’ When you put a soulful vocal on a country track, something magical happens and that’s what I tried to do with every single performance on The Voice.” By far the oldest contestant in the Top 12, Barrett used his experience both as a musician and as a former teacher to encourage and mentor the younger participants on the show. He described that for a young artist “it’s easy to get discouraged and think that the only time you have to make it is right now, and if it doesn’t happen right now that it never will. But I’m living proof that that’s not necessarily the case; that this thing is a journey and you need years and years of work and development to become the best artist you can be.” What was it like for Barrett to work so closely with Blake Shelton? “I have an immense amount of respect for Blake Shelton, of course as an artist but also now as a human being. People spend a lot of time trying to figure out who he’s dating and what he’s doing, and the funny thing is, I think he doesn’t get enough credit for the kind of person he is on the inside,” Barrett said. Blake inspired him with exactly what he needed to continue pursuing his dream. “It really shows with the amount of time he takes to nurture starving artists such as myself. For me, I didn’t necessarily need a lot of coaching and detail on “here’s how you sing it,’ but what I needed was validation. And he gave me that. He has a really good way of understanding what an artist needs to reach their full potential. For me, I needed a guy who is operating at the absolute peak of success in the world that I would like to operate in to look me in the eye and tell me I’m good enough and that I belong. That validation is what I needed to finally let go of some self-doubt and things I’ve struggled with for years. Wondering if I’m actually good enough to do this, and he recognized that. It was a really a magical thing for me to get to spend time with a guy like that and for him to take an interest in who I am and take interest in seeing me succeed.” Barrett is sorting out his options for that record deal he has dreamed of, and he’s being diligent in making the moves that are good career choices to make the most of this opportunity. He is also excited to play shows soon in both Marion and Memphis, to personally say “thank you” for all the support and votes he received from the Mid-South. “Memphis really runs deep in my heart and it always will. I just love the city of Memphis, and I really credit it and it runs into my DNA; it is who I am.” And who Barrett Baber is is one soul-full rising country star. Listen to “Falling Again” and to find out about upcoming show dates, visit BarrettBaber.com

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“IT’S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED AND THINK THAT THE ONLY TIME YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT IS RIGHT NOW, AND IF IT DOESN’T HAPPEN RIGHT NOW THAT IT NEVER WILL. BUT I’M LIVING PROOF THAT THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE; THAT THIS THING IS A JOURNEY AND YOU NEED YEARS AND YEARS.”


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40 YEARS and COUNTING

With new owners and a new attitude, the Memphis Open looks to restore the lustre as it celebrates 40 years By Jerry Solomon In August of 2015 year, our company, GF Sports, bought the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster. And while it isn't exactly the same as the 'ballboy coming home to buy the pro team', it shares some of the elements. I started my sports career working for the Colgate Palmolive Company managing their sponsorship of the men's tennis tour. That job brought me to many stops on the circuit including Memphis where I met and worked with the likes of Billy Dunavant, Tommy Buford and Mac Winker.   Later I personally represented Memphis Open champions Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang and our company, ProServ, represented many others including Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Brad Gilbert and Gene Mayer.   The Chairman of ProServ, Donald Dell was ever present in Memphis working with Mr. Dunavant, negotiating television coverage and doing the television commentary.   So while this is not exactly a homecoming, we have a lot of history in Memphis, remember the Memphis Open (or back then the US Indoor Championships) as being a great setting for the players and fans and have lofty goals to reinvigorate this gem of the Mid-South.  

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John McEnroe

Jimmy Connors

Professional tennis has changed dramatically in the 40 year history of the Memphis Open. Consider: ...in 1976 guys like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall ruled the court. They measured no more than 5'8". Earlier this year we announced a long term association with 18 year old Reilly Opelka, the current Wimbledon junior champion. He is 6'11". ...the draw for the tournament in 1976 had 8 players from outside the United States. The 2015 draw had 19. ...the winner of the 2015 event earned $106,000. The total prize money in 1976 was $60,000. ...there were 146 members of the United Nation in 1976. Today there are 210 members of the International Tennis Federation making tennis the second most played sport on the planet.   The list goes on and on.   And the presentation of tennis has changed as well. Going to tournaments today is often not just about the tennis. There are culinary experiences and video game lounges and live musical entertainment, meet and greet opportunities, legends matches and more.   And keeping pace with exotic cities from around the world--be it Singapore, Dubai or Rio de Janeiro--is not for the faint of heart.   So when we had a chance to become reunited with the Memphis Open, we knew we had our work cut out for us.   And while we plan to remake certain aspects of the Memphis Open, professional tennis is not all about the side shows that can be put around the tennis. It is about community pride, grassroots development, charitable contributions and inspiring our youth. We don't think there is a city in tennis that does these things better than Memphis. So while we will update the look and feel of the tournament, we will also emphasize and renew the values that are part of Memphis and what has given the Memphis Open a 40 year storyline.    And what a storyline it has been: a hall of fame list of champions starting with Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, the entry point in careers for stars like Andre Agassi and Michael Chang, groundbreaking

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sponsorships with companies like Regions, Kroger and now ServiceMaster and annually the place where Memphians would come to 'see and be seen'. Over the last couple of months our team has sat with dozens of people from Memphis and beyond who have told stories of their fond memories of attending the Memphis Open with friends and family. Many said they grew up with the tournament and remembered coming with their parents every year. Several proudly told us that they had never missed a final. Great stuff and the kind of stories that become part of the city's folklore.    I know our staff has been energized by the history of the tournament and the challenge of bringing it up to date after some absentee ownership issues.   Personally, I know I  have been moved by some of the stories I have heard and even more so by the passion that comes through when talking to people like Kevin Kane, Steve Ehrhardt, Julie Kosten, Bruce Hopkins, Allen Morgan and Valerie Morris.   That said, never have I been more moved than when we took a tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital which has long been a beneficiary of the tournament. What a place. And what great people.    As we get ready for the 40th Anniversary edition of the Memphis Open, we do so with great anticipation and the knowledge that we have big shoes to fill if we want to see the tournament 'rise again' and make the people of Memphis proud.   But we, along with Memphians that talk about civic pride, charitable contribution, youth sports and corporate leadership, are ready for the challenge.   As our slogan says, "the love returns" this year to the Memphis Open. I hope you will too. It promises to be a fun week that you won't want to miss.  

Jerry Solomon is the President of GF Sports. He has served as the President of ProServ; represented a 'who's who' of sports including Ivan Lendl, Michael Chang, Janet Evans, Shannon Miller and Nancy Kerrigan (who is his wife). Mr. Solomon has also produced sports and entertainment programming around the world including the BNP Paribas Showdown at New York's Madison Square Garden and World Tennis Day.  


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Sue Layman Lightman is the featured artist at the Memphis Artist Spotlight at eighty3 food & drink downtown, and a festive opening reception gathered friends and fans of her colorful, energetic paintings. The evening was a benefit for one of Sue’s favorite organizations, Ballet Memphis. Guests enjoyed mixing and mingling, passed hors d’oeuvres and libations, and talking about Sue’s beautiful art being showcased. Her paintings are currently on display at eighty3 or visit suelaymandesigns.com to make an appointment and visit her gallery in the South Main Arts District.

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Big Day Bridal Beauty Q and A with Renee Pinlac, M.S.N./F.N.P By Stephanie Beliles, photos courtesy of de la Belle

Renee Pinlac, M.S.N./F.N.P, is the skin and beauty guru at Memphis’ favorite new spa, de la Belle Wellness and Spa. Renee has her Masters of Science in Nursing and specializes in Education and Comprehensive Weight Loss Management, Endocrinology and Hormone Replacement. She also holds certifications in Botox, dermal fillers and other injectables as well as laser hair reduction and skin care. She also holds a black belt in bridal beauty, and she graciously answers common bride-to-be questions for our local beauties about to take the walk down the aisle. 1: Do you see brides in your spa often? If so, what is the most popular product/procedure?

away revealing a whole new you! You’ll be truly impressed at the results and how beautiful and glowing your skin looks!

Yes! We offer a wide range of services for our brides and their bridal parties. We specialize in Glo Minerals makeup applications, Lavish Spray tanning, medically supervised weight loss programs, hypoallergenic waxing, medical grade peels/ facials and at home skin care retail. Most of our brides take advantage of our cosmetic injectables like Botox, Xeomin, Radiesse and Juvederm or the Syneron/ Candela Elos Plus laser services for skin tightening, pigmentation and hair removal.

And don’t forget to book your trial run for your makeup application! Allow 3-4 weeks before your wedding to have your makeup done by a professional so you and the artist know exactly which look you’re going for. This will ensure you get exactly what you want and you’ll have time to make any changes you need before the big day gets here. We offer consultations and application with our trained makeup artist, Robin, who can train a DIY bride who wants to do her own makeup.

2: What can a bride start doing to improve her skin/make her glow 9-6 months out?

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Weight loss, Laser Hair Removal, and Facial Peel Series: Most of our services will produce amazing results beginning a year out or even 9-6 months out from the wedding date. We suggest if you are planning on losing weight for your wedding day, you should begin that process with one of our weight loss programs anywhere from 6 months to a year from the event. The closer you get to the wedding date, the more stressed you are, so it’s smart to think ahead and lose the desired weight you want and learn the skills to keep it off, rather than try and lose a stressful 10 pounds in a week right before your wedding. We have several options for weight loss including our Ideal Protein diet, our HCG diet program and Lipovite/ Vitachrome/ B-12 energy shots that greatly assist in speeding up your metabolism. Laser hair removal services are also something you consider doing at least 6 months in advance. The number of sessions required for permanent hair reduction whether it be for the chin, bikini area, etc. range per person (usually between 6-12 sessions) and are performed every 6-8 weeks depending on the area, so you want to give yourself plenty of time to see the lasting results. For the bride who is trying to eliminate acne, sun spots or just to achieve flawless skin before her wedding day, we recommend they begin a series of peels or facials approximately 6-9 months before the big day. A series of peels and facials will drastically improve problematic skin conditions like acne, rosacea, sun spots, dehydration and aging skin. These facial treatments are recommended every 2-4 weeks depending on the type of treatment that is needed.

-1 month out? Injectables and Light Peels: If you are considering cosmetic injectables for your wedding day, then 2- 6 weeks out is the correct time to have that procedure done. Injectables like Botox and Xeomin are used to relax the lines in the forehead and crow’s feet, around the eye area as well as the stubborn crease in between the brow area. You can see dramatic results within a few days! Fillers will help achieve a fuller lip as well as treat facial folds around the mouth and produce cheek volume. You should allow the filler a couple of weeks to take full effect which will give your skin more of a natural appearance. If you need a dramatic peel but don’t have time for the series, a VI Peel can give you amazing results even after just one application! The procedure is quick and painless and within days you’ll begin to see dull, damaged layers of dead skin peel 56 / 4Memphis

Days before the wedding you should have several services booked: Your spray tan should be done approximately 2-3 days before hand. Do not forget to exfoliate before you get your spray, and do not put any lotion on before you go! Any waxing services should also be done approximately 3-7 days before your wedding. This allows your skin to calm down from redness or inflammation that could occur from waxing. 1-2 days before your wedding, opt for an Image O2 Oxygen facial treatment. We love the treatment right before a wedding. It calms and soothes rosacea and inflamed acne as well as tightens the appearance of pores and polishes dull, flaky skin giving it a naturally smooth and radiant appearance. It’s like a breath of fresh air for your skin!

3: What is a product/procedure that you have available that a bride may not know she needs but definitely does? Most people don’t realize how much they need medical grade skin care in their at home regimen. Those products, combined with a series of facials/peels, dramatically improve current skin conditions and prevent new ones from occurring. Even if you think you have great skin now, you will be shocked at what can pop up over a year, a summer, or even overnight! Dry skin, sun damage, acne, rosacea, fine lines: each one is an effect from stress, uva/uvb rays and even poor diet. Don’t chance it on your big day with a huge blemish appearing the night before your wedding! Be proactive and take preventative measures ahead of time. Most importantly, a proper at-home skin care routine is essential when trying to achieve flawless skin. Your skin must be treated every day before, during and after your peel or facial series. Use cosmeceutical grade skin care like Image (the official skincare of the Miss Universe organization) and Obagi Medical Skincare.

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HEART FULL OF SOUL

The Napa Cafe in East Memphis was transformed into a soul-filled destination for two nights of Heart Full of Soul benefitting the Stax Music Academy. Legendary Stax tunes were a part of the dinner menu too, and specific songs were paired to “complement” the sumptuous six course dinner. Guests savored grilled lamb loin and smoked poked pork belly, braised short rib, and a finale including a root

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The Crye-Leike Realtors dream JudyMac Team hosted their Customer Appreciation Party as a festive beginning for the holiday season. Judy and Mickey McLellan and their ace team welcomed customers and friends to Lexus of Memphis for the annual soiree to say a big “thank you” for another great year. Jim’s Place Grille served up the delicious buffet dinner, while Memphis favorites Joyce Cobb, Pat Register and Donna Wolf provided the party soundtrack. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home, visit judymac.com...and you too will be invited to this wonderful party next year!

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CELEBRATE 2016 WITH A FRESH NEW LOOK! Ring in 2016 with a bold new look for your home! A colorful creation from local artist Sue Layman Lightman will help start the New Year off the right way and continue to inspire you throughout the year. With artwork available in a variety of sizes and prices, there is something for everyone at Sue Layman Designs. Go online to view some of Sue's amazing paintings or call the gallery and set up a visit to see her latest creations in person. Conveniently located in the South Main Historic Arts District, you can find Sue Layman Designs at 125 East G.E. Patterson Ave. just east of South Main Street.

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A University for Newly Engaged, Newly Weds and the Seriously Dating by Stephanie Beliles Highpoint Church, a non-denominational Christian church located on 6000 Briarcrest Avenue (in the old Briarcrest School) has seen an unprecedented spike in their congregation growth. They are a “perfect place for imperfect people,” encourage those who struggle with faith, who they are, their pasts and other insecurities to join together and hear Godly words of encouragement. Andy Savage, Highpoint’s Teaching Pastor, is not the stereotypical minister. Sure, he meets the needs of his congregation, preaching as one sinner to another. But Andy is dynamic: he is young; he is good looking; he is well-spoken; most importantly, he readily admits his failures. The last point is crucial in his ministry to young men, basically exclaiming, “Hey, bro, I miss the mark, too! Here is how to make yourself feel better about you, and better as a husband.” Andy has logged countless hours counseling young couples, and he noticed some glaring patterns. His humility in bearing his own mistakes to men and women while ministering has earned him the title Relationship Guru among Highpoint followers. Andy wanted

to share his insight on a broader level, giving solidarity to a society where the average marriage lasts a meager eight years. As a result Andy and his wife, Amanda, designed Making Marriage Makes Sense, an eight week course on marriage, complete with workbooks and group projects. They rely on their humor and uncanny ability to engage a crowd to foster a lifelong union between two selfish people. If going to a course on marriage with dozens of other couples sounds intimidating, you are not alone. Molly Farrell, owner of bridal store Maggie Louise, remembers her first day of MMMS several years ago, “I was a little nervous at first, but excited about the doors it would possibly open in our (she and now husband Eric’s) relationship. At the time, we had been dating but were not communicating at a high level. So the thought of being engaged or talking about marriage was intimidating.” On day one of each course, Andy asks a loaded question: what is the number one reason a relationship or marriage doesn’t work? Shouts of “finances” and “infidelity”

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“...the ability to marry and your spouse is a gift from God, and should be treated as such. That means you need to be able to put selfish desires aside.” get proffered around the 10 seater tables in Highpoint’s lection hall/cafeteria. Andy smiles, because everyone is wrong. “The problem is you. Always. Because selfishness is the enemy.” And everyone sits, mind blown. Next, Andy baffles everyone in the room. He explains how he nearly blew it with his wife, Amanda, in the earlier stages of their courting. As he recounts the tale, there is a shuffle of nudging and winking, because almost no courtship is perfect.

students appreciate the help with conflict resolution before delving into the murky waters of “the in-law issue”. He uses his own experiences with holiday expectations and kooky behaviors as a prelude charting how to “leave” your birth family, set boundaries, and manage the process of cleaving to your new family without making mom loose her marbles. Andy goes so far as to have a helpful “10 Tips for New In-Laws” for those parents that are having a difficult time respecting the boundaries and goals of their child’s relationship. Andy’s black-and-white approach in hot button issues like in-laws makes that hurdle an easier one to clear.

He goes on to explain that God designed marriage as a covenant between two perfect people (ie Adam and Eve before they sinned), and since no one on Earth is perfect, MARRIAGE IS A RICULOUS IDEA. Therefore, it takes us mortals Highpoint Church’s teaching pastor Andy Savage tons of patience, practice, and selfless behavior to Another huge issue that couples face is finance. achieve a healthy God-honoring marriage. Only once you Like many folks, Andy and MMMS is a big Dave Ramsey “die to self” and recognize you and your selfishness is the fan. Financial plans fail. Stocks plummet. Emergencies problem, you then can recognize and tackle the next phase: love is happen. When you and your spouse cannot agree, “punt to an a choice. expert,” meaning seek advice from a financial expert on your situation. Sometimes, you may have to bend on what you think is important in your God designed marriage as a solution to a problem: he did not want Man budget in order to accomplish common goals or objectives. And patience to be alone. Literally speaking, the ability to marry and your spouse is a goes a long way. Now, gentleman, hold on tight, because this may throw gift from God, and should be treated as such. That means you need to be you: MMMS believes that every husband should be prepared to be the able to put selfish desires aside. Molly gives testimony on this notions, sole income provider in their household. (Mass eye rolls and groans.) saying, “Learning to die to self and love in a way that honors Christ is the However, logically speaking, plans can fail. When they do, in order to most rewarding and important take away for us. Even on days we feel relieve relationship stress, the man should be prepared to provide what is our spouse really doesn’t ‘deserve’ each other’s love, or we don’t feel like necessary, reduce lifestyle expectations or both. being a submissive wife or servant husband, following God’s design is essential to a healthy marriage and reaps the sweetest blessings of all.” Ladies, likewise, should honor their husbands as the head of the household, Achieving this means no inappropriate relationships with the opposite sex provider and general security. If you cannot trust the man to fill those (old flames, friends, and co-workers to name a few). Make your spouse a roles, perhaps you should reconsider marrying him! Andy knows fully well priority: do you agree that you spend enough time together, or is work, that he will ruffle female millennials’ feathers if he does not deliver the hobbies or friends getting more time than necessary? Have you got an last few messages with some serious factoids behind them. And so when agreed upon set of priorities? What about boundaries for people, places he teaches on these principles, he does so from a modern, fact-based and things? The “I Choose Us” is the first critical step in killing off that perspective that does not offend or come off as dated or misogynistic. marriage-killer selfishness. But being imperfect has its setbacks, and that Quite the contrary: it gives partners clearly defined, equally important is when disagreements occur. Enter the third phase, freight trains and roles. Noel Fenderson and his wife Brittney are now mentors with MMMS, time bombs. and Noel remembers his lighbulb moment in the course. “Wives, treat your husband like a king. Husbands, be a humble servant to your wives.” People have conflict. That is a reality. The whole “agree to disagree” is It is critical that couples work in tandem, or in agreeance on certain goals almost a myth, because not only are we emotional and flawed as humans, and expectations, whether it be finance or even faith. but we often rely on conflict for a solution. Conflict reveals differing opinions and can often lead to a moving forward. However, when you dishonor your “Growing in your ability to love means taking responsibility in the ways spouse in conflict, you will receive dysfunction in return. Andy delineates a you have been loving poorly,” states Andy. “Love is a choice,” is the conflict-killer plan in his course, and he even identifies two types of conflict common theme in the course, and your commitment to your choice is personalities: the time bomb (that person that prioritizes time to think) the sole deciding aspect in your ability to have a God-honoring marriage. and the freight train (the person that prioritizes fast resolution). He also And being a great spouse, like any skill, takes practice, and MMMS serves notes very true conflict natures about men and women. For example, men up the ultimate course refresher. In fact, Molly and her husband Eric went can feel like a failure during conflict, while women can feel disrespected on to be mentors for the MMMS program, using it as a way to minister and alone during conflict. Often times that can lead to the man shutting as well as remind themselves of these principles. “The course gives you down and the woman having an outburst (sound familiar?). The best a more accurate perception of how messy we naturally are. It allows solution is not to avoid conflict, but to honor your spouse even in the heat you to recognize how we are two people with different expectations, of the moment. One recently married man explained the importance of this personalities, fighting styles, love languages, etc. Looking back at the lesson. “The last thing on earth I ever want is for her to feel dishonored, course’s questions and answers from two years ago, we were shocked unloved or alone. It’s my God-given duty and gift to be the one that makes to see that our answers were still the same. It showed us how necessary her feel security. I am ashamed of the times I haven’t honored her the way it is to choose to love each other every single day in order to serve each she deserves, because she is a treasure. I worked to get that treasure. I just other well.” have to keep working, no matter what.” Making Marriage Make Sense makes perfect sense for all couples. To learn Andy will survey the room and mention in-laws as the next phase. Many more, visit highpointmemphis.com/marriage. 66 / 4Memphis


Getting Married? Making Marriage Make Sense has helped hundreds of seriously dating, engaged and newly married couples start married life right. MMMS is a radical new approach to pre-marriage counseling for Memphis. Don’t just plan a wedding, prepare for marriage. For details and registration for our Spring 2016 course go to MemphisMarriages.org

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Setting creates the stage for the action whether in a juicy novel, a classic movie, or for a dreamy wedding. Outdoor gardens and antebellum mansions, vineyards and villas, these are a few of the unique and outstanding places that will set the stage for your life together as Mr. & Mrs.

ANNESDALE MANSION This Memphis treasure was kept hidden since 1850. The Italianate Villa is tucked among the mature trees in the Annesdale Snowden Historic District, and was open only to a privileged Snowden family and friends. Set on seven acres, the mansion began as a wedding gift and “Annesdale” is the namesake of the bride, Annie Overton Brinkley. For over 160 years, this architectural gem was a well-kept secret until Ken Robison bought the property in 2010. “When we were renovating, we invited the MPD and MFD here to visit and get acquainted with who we are and what we’re doing. Many of the officers didn’t even know this house was even here,” Ken said. He began his meticulous and loving restoration, and then in 2013 he has opened the doors for weddings, parties, corporate events, and now group tours are being offered because of so many locals interested in this magical mansion in the heart of midtown. Annesdale, an elegant treasure with golden Memphis roots, preserved for today’s brides and fairytale beginnings.

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HOOPERS A.M.E. CHAPEL at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music If you want to put some extra soul in your wedding, there is no better place than the reclaimed Hoopers A.M.E. Chapel at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. The little chapel was built by its congregants in Duncan, Mississippi in 1906 and now holds a place of honor within the Stax Museum building, housed among the gold records and show costumes. Disassembled at its original location and rebuilt inside the museum, the quaint and authentic structure exhibits the roots of soul music in the church, where many of the Stax artists first learned to sing and perform. The unique patina of the 100+ year old boards, handmade wood pews, and original fixtures, the intimate Delta chapel is intimate and authentic, and after the ceremony the entire Stax Museum is also available for a reception. With destination weddings being a popular choice, many brides and grooms from all over the world make the music pilgrimage to Memphis and choose Hoopers Chapel for their wedding venue. For local couples, Hoopers Chapel is in the heart of our city and a soulful start of a lifetime together.

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HEARTWOOD HALL Built in 1840, Heartwood Hall was originally part of a 5,000 acre plantation estate and is listed as “The Miller House” on the National Historic Register. Originally built by the Miller family, Heartwood Hall was constructed as a wedding gift for Mr. Miller’s daughter. Today, Heartwood Hall has been restored to its antebellum glory, poised on 25 wooded acres in Rossville. Owners John and Denise Suthoff bought the house, and they added 3500 square feet to the residence, plus a gourmet kitchen, courtyard, garden, and pool area. It was by chance that the Suthoffs discovered the potential in their project: post-renovation, they offered to host their niece’s wedding. During the wedding planning process, they realized the beautiful and relaxed environment at Heartwood Hall made it a perfect wedding venue to share with other brides. Love and sharing - an ideal foundation for a happy union! H E A RT WO O D H A L L .CO M

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CEDAR HALL

CEDAR HALL Built in 1846, Cedar Hall is one of the oldest properties remaining in Bartlett, and is also proudly listed on the National Historical Register as the “John H. McFadden House.” The three story Colonial Revival style home is a beautiful example of well-preserved antebellum architecture that was lovingly cared for by previous owners. In the 1940’s, a stunning spiral staircase was imported from Europe and added to the grand foyer, a stunning entrance for a bride on her wedding day. Today, the Manor Home is also a Bed & Breakfast, set on 10 acres that feels like a distant getaway that is just minutes from Memphis. Cedar Hall was also bought by Denise Suthoff, and in 2012 she began converting it into a B&B and event venue. She added a gourmet kitchen for preparing magnificent meals for guests, plus private bathrooms for each guest room. For picture perfect ceremonies, she also added an English Garden and a Formal Garden to the property, as well as building the spacious Stables. Cedar Hall captures antebellum romance, perfect for today’s bride and groom.

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THE CADRE BUILDING The Cadre Building in downtown Memphis is a historic landmark with Art Deco style and elegance that has been restored for modern brides and their grooms. The elegant grand ballroom with an overlooking mezzanine is an opulent step back in time and a beautiful example of 1928 classic architecture. The intricately crafted columns are detailed with hand-painted, gold-leaf molding and create a beautiful backdrop for photographs of your special day. While the Cadre has a grand ballroom, perfect for hosting large parties, more intimate spaces can be created using the sumptuous drapery for smaller ceremonies. The building is incredibly versatile, and offers many options and configurations that will fit the style for your wedding day. A treasure in the heart of downtown, the Cadre Building is a magnificent setting for sharing the romance of a wedding celebration.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DELTA BLUES WINERY

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DELTA BLUES WINERY The Delta Blues Winery story begins with a honeymoon to wine country in Sonoma and Napa, CA. Jim & Sheila Wilson, Ed Stevens, and Dianne Day tagged along with mutual friends, Sandy and John Brewer on their honeymoon trip, and experienced one of those “aha” moments. When they saw their first breathtaking view of rolling hills covered with a vineyard, they began to dream of owning a winery. They became “winery junkies,” and visited numerous wineries in Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, and Texas and realized that they could build a winery, here in Shelby County. And thus, Tennessee’s newest winery was born. Delta Blues Winery boasts a view and setting that is unmatched for a unique wedding celebration. The ceremony of a lifetime can be held in the vineyard, with a reception and party indoors and on the wide veranda of the exquisite facility. No need to travel across the US if you are dreaming of a wedding at a winery; Delta Blues is a dream come true, and it is located just off SR-385 in Lakeland.

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GREEN FROG FARM Green Frog Farm is a collection of lovingly restored historic structures and the result of Dr. John Freeman’s dedication to preserve West Tennessee’s agricultural heritage. Dr. Freeman had been a missionary in Thailand for 10 years when he returned to Bells, Tennessee and began collecting and restoring log cabins. Today there are more than 20 structures that range from a moonshine shed to a cotton gin built in 1910. This special place is surrounded by natural beauty and creates a unique backdrop for your unforgettable experience. The Latham Barn at Green Frog Farm is West Tennessee’s newest wedding venue, and is beautifully restored with rustic details. The May Chapel, also located on the property, was originally built in the late 1800’s and has been restored with period details including exposed hand-hewn log beams and the original pews. Several outdoor wedding settings are also available and are popular spring through fall. If the newlyweds want to stay overnight to start the honeymoon, Bed & Breakfast options are also available. Green Frog Farm is just a hop, skip and a jump from Memphis on Highway 412 between Jackson and Dyersburg. G R E E N F R O G FA R M .O R G

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Food at a wedding event is a representation of the couples tastes and style, and 4Memphis has enlisted the help of some of Memphis’ premier caters and food experts to assist you in picking the perfect fare for your fete!

Grilled Prawns with Chermoula I N T E R I M R E S TAU R A N T & BA R

2 lbs. head-on large-jumbo prawns or shrimp Chermoula Sauce ¼ bunch cilantro, leaves and stems separated, stems finely chopped 1 Fresno chile, seeded if desired, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely grated ¼ cup olive oil

1 Tbl tomato paste 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes ½ tsp honey ¼ tsp ground allspice 1 Tbl Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar

Blend sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let sit for 1 hour at room temperature. Place in a saucepan and heat very gently just until warm. Peel prawns leaving head and tail intact. Brush lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until slightly firm. Serve prawns with sauce and arugula salad.

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Banana Cream Pie N A PA C A F É

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 5 Tbl unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp curry powder, preferable Madras 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 tsp fresh lemon zest, finely grated 1 cup heavy cream, chilled 4 tsp dark rum 4 firm ripe bananas

Stir together crumbs, butter, curry powder, cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in a bowl with a fork until combined well. Reserve 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture for garnish. Press remaining crumb mixture evenly onto bottom and sides of 9” pie plate. Bake crust 10 minutes at 350 degrees, then cool completely. Beat together cream cheese, zest, and remaining brown sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. In another bowl and using clean beaters, mix cream with rum at medium speed until it holds soft peaks. Gently stir one third of whipped cream into cream cheese mixture to lighten, then fold in remaining whipped cream, gently but thoroughly. Thinly slice bananas and arrange evenly over bottom of crust. Spread all of cream filling over bananas, then sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

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White Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Truffles ERLING JENSEN

10 oz White Chocolate bits ½ C Heavy Cream Handful of Peppermint Sprigs In a sauce pan place sprigs and heavy cream and bring to a boil. Let step up to one hour. Remove sprigs and bring to a boil once more, pour over chocolate and whisk until fully incorporated. Refrigerate and let cool completely. Using a spoon, spoon out ganache and roll into truffle balls. Lastly, roll truffles across broken peppermint candy or sprinkles.


Beef Roulade

Cheesecake Bite

I T TA B E N A

1 lb Flank steak, trimmed 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 4 oz Goat cheese 1 Tsp Chopped chives 1 clove Garlic, minced

OW E N B R E N N A N ’ S 1 C Baby spinach leaves 1 Tbsp Olive oil Kosher salt, to taste Cracked black pepper, to taste

Combine goat cheese, chives, and garlic in a mixing bowl. Lay out flank steak and spread dijon one side. Spread goat cheese mixture evenly over top of dijon. Lay spinach leaves over goat cheese mixture, overlapping. Starting at one end, carefully roll steak to form roulade. Apply generous pressure while rolling to keep the roulade tight. Season roulade with salt and pepper. Insert 2 or 3 tooth picks as needed to hold shape. Cover the bottom of a saute pan with olive oil and set over medium high heat. Once hot, carefully sear roulade for 1 to 2 minutes. Flip roulade over and sear an additional minute. Remove tooth picks and roll the roulade around the pan. Be sure to sear all sides. Transfer pan to a 350° oven. Bake 6 to 8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Cheesecake Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup melted butter Mix well; add more butter if needed, press into pan and bake for 5 minutes Half Sheet Pan 3 lbs cream cheese 1.5 cups sugar ¼ cup cornstarch 2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup lime juice for key lime, optional

Place cream cheese in the bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and add sugar, mix until fully mixed. Scrape down again and add cornstarch. Add eggs one at a time scraping the bowl after each one. Add vanilla. Do not over mix - you want to stop as soon as all ingredients are incorporated. Pour over the pre-baked crust, spread out smooth with a spatula, and bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Once set remove from the oven; set on counter and cool to room temp then place in refrigerator.

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The Enchanted Garden with Crispy Salmon

PA R A D OX C AT E R I N G & CO N S U LT I N G Puree 2 ea Carrot (Peeled & 2” Pieces) 1 knot of Ginger 2 inch lemon Grass (Spilt)

1 Stick Cinnamon 1 qt Light Chicken Stock

Simmer until carrots are tender. Remove Carrots from liquid (save the liquid). Place carrots in the blender add stock (as needed) Blend until smooth. Consistency should resemble thick apple sauce. Sauce (Rim of Plate) 1 c Korean Pepper Paste 1 oz Cilantro 2 oz Kimichurri Juice MIx together, place on low heat until reduced by half, or resembles a paste like texture.

Peameal Bacon Sliders KO O K Y C A N U C K

3 Slider buns 3 slices of Peameal bacon 3 Pickles

6 oz Caramelized Onions 3 oz Maple Mustard Glaze

Sear the Peameal bacon on the flattop. While searing warm the caramelized onions and toast the buns. Once the bacon has cooked, glaze each piece with the mustard glaze. Assemble the slider with a bottom bun, pickle, glazed peameal bacon, caramelized onions, and the top bun. Maple Glaze 1 cup Maple Syrup 1/2 cup Dijon Mustard

Pinch Salt and Pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Label, Date, Refrigerate. Memphis’ Best Burger Caramelized Onions 1 large White Onion 1 T Liquid Margarine 5 T A-1 Steak Sauce Cut onions into half moons. Slice the have moons no thicker than 1/4”. Pour liquid margarine in a brazier pan and heat. Cook onions in butter until soft or translucent. Stir in steak sauce and cook until no liquid remains. Remove and cool.

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Brie Phyllo Triangles with Pear and Walnut

SA LU D ! CO O K I N G S C H O O L AT W H O L E F O O D S M A R K E T, P O P L A R AV E . 4 oz Brie, rind removed and cut into small pieces ½ C Walnuts, finely ground 3 Tbsp Unsalted butter, plus more melted for the pastry 2 Pears, cored and finely diced 3 Tbsp Dark brown sugar ¼ C Orange juice

½ tsp Vanilla Pinch of cinnamon 1 box phyllo pastry, thawed ½ C Sugar 2 tsp Dried thyme Honey and cinnamon for garnish (optional)

Place the walnuts on a plate and lightly coat the pieces of brie in the nuts on all sides; place in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes until firm. In a small sauce pan, melt 3 Tbsp of butter and saute the pears over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add in the brown sugar and orange juice, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the sauce reduces and thickens, about 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon and set aside to cool completely. Preheat oven to 400F. To assemble, take one piece of phyllo pastry and lightly brush the entire surface with melted butter. Mix together the sugar and thyme in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the entire surface of the pastry sheet; top with an additional pastry sheet and repeat with more melted butter and thyme-sugar. Continue until you have 4 sheets of pastry. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 8 long strips of dough. In the bottom corner of each strip, place 1 tsp of the cooled pear filling then top with a piece of the walnut-coated brie. Fold up like a flag, creating a triangle, tucking in any excess pastry. Continue with the remaining strips of dough and place on a lined baking sheet, brushing lightly with additional melted butter. Continue assembly until you have 24 triangles. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Can serve warm or at room temperature. Drizzle with honey and additional cinnamon if desired.

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Bill Irvy with Mary Anne Vorder Bruegge

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C ANCE R C E N T ER LUNCH E O N

Good Morning America co-anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts was the inspirational speaker at the annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon at the Peabody Hotel. Robin shared her story about her life and career, and most importantly what she has learned during her battle with breast cancer. All proceeds from the 14th annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon benefit the West Cancer Center. To learn more about how the Methodist Healthcare Foundation is making a difference in our community and how you can make a donation to support this important work, visit methodisthealth.org/giving.

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Michael Dorn, John Bonifacio, Cindy Black & Jeffrey Cepler

Frankie Bolanos, Caitlyn James, Elizabeth Cochran & Meghan Valeriea

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TOY BASH

Toy Bash, one of the premier parties of the holiday season, was held recently at Propcellar. Held in early December, guests brought unwrapped toys so kids served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater

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Memphis could have at least one gift under the tree. Where there are toys, Santa can’t be far behind, and the jolly ole elf made a grand entrance for photo opps. Fulfilling wishes for boys and girls was a jingle good time at this annual bash.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER MEMPHIS There are numerous ways to invest in the lives of our youth. Every gift to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis makes a difference and an impact in our mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To Make a Gift by Mail SEND YOUR CHECK MADE OUT TO “THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER MEMPHIS” TO: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis , 44 S. Rembert, Memphis, TN 38104 Gabby Windham & Ryan Filler 90 / 4Memphis


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$150 per person, Table of 10 for $1,350 *Sponsorship Opportunities Available* Our 2016 Mardi Gras King and Queen are Johnny Pitts and Judy Gauthier. Festive attire and masks are encouraged! Tickets may be purchased online at msmidsouth.org Please Call Kelsey Vaughn at 615.690.5349 or Kelsey.Vaughn@nmss.org for more information

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R E N OVAT IO N PR E S E RVAT IO N CE L E B R AT IO N

On a balmy Sunday afternoon in early December, the Levitt Shell hosted an unveiling of their Renovation Preservation Plans! Even though the temperatures were unseasonably warm, the celebration included sledding on the lawn and bonfires for roasting marshmallows and making so’mores. Of course, there was live music and also fireworks to end another perfect Sunday at the Levitt Shell. We are counting the days til June 2, and the first concert this year with the renovations and upgrades. For more information, visit levittshell.org.

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REINDEAR ROUNDUP Child Advocacy Center

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The Reindear Roundup is the annual party that brought together friends to celebrate the festive holiday season. Guests donated a mound of teddy bears for kids served by the Child Advocacy Center, so that they have something to hold and cuddle, and most of all, to love.

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BETWEEN THE WORLD & ME By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Reviewed by Kevin Dean, Executive Director, Literacy Mid-South When Toni Morrison mandates that a book is “required reading,” you listen. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel, Between the World and Me, made the top of every “Best Of 2015” and bestseller list, stirred controversy with its provocative views of 9/11 responders, and sold out numerous times. As the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a topic of every major news network, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book has served as a centerpiece for important cultural and political conversations regarding race and privilege. As a white man, reading this book was both eyeopening and overwhelming. The “American Dream,” Coates contends, is one that has been built on the backs of African Americans for generations. This is profound stuff, and it isn’t easy to swallow. His story, which he structures as a letter to his fourteen year-old son, details his life as a young black man from West Baltimore who finds his identity while attending Howard University, a historically black college in Washington, DC. He labels Howard “the Mecca,” as he views the college as a place of self-discovery and self-acceptance. He describes the joy of being part of a majority, one which consistently celebrates his heritage and his color instead of relegating it to a certain month or day. It is there that he meets his wife and another student, Prince Jones. Though Coates and Jones are not best friends, the death of Jones at the hands of an undercover police officer is the final unraveling for Coates. After growing up in a poor, crime-ridden neighborhood, facing discrimination on all sides, and watching several of his friends die, Coates comes to view other people’s American Dream as false and psychically disfiguring. The African American body, though not chained as slaves, has become chained in other ways because of institutional racism and poverty. This long “letter” to his son, in essence, says, “Don’t get your hopes up.” This is not an easy book. As a white man who has always subscribed to the American Dream as a payoff for hard work and personal grit, this challenged the foundations of my own worldview. For me, it was frustrating and upsetting but ultimately enlightening and necessary. I will never fully understand his experiences, but I know that the pain he has felt is palpable and representative of bigger issues our country faces. Though only 150 pages in length, I found myself having to take breaks—long breaks—from the book to process what I had read. My experience is so different from his own, and his book challenged me in ways that other conversations on race and privilege had not. The best books are the ones that ask us to reconsider everything we know. I challenge you to read this book, not because of its entertainment value but because of its important contribution to the conversations taking place all over the United States. The book—whether inspiring outrage or empathy—is an important document that will undoubtedly be regarded as required reading for many generations to come.

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Florida-Georgia Line | October 15, 2015 | BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

Norah Jones | October 26, 2015 | Orpheum Theatre

Foo Fighters | October 7, 2015 | FedEx Forum 98 / 4Memphis

Slash | October 3, 2015 | New Daisy Theatre

Tori Kelly | November 5, 2015 | Minglewood Hall

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THE BADDOUR CENTER FASHION SHOW Gloria’s Bridal & Formal and Gloria’s Mother of the Bride were proud to be a part of The Baddour Center 36th Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction at the Hilton Hotel in Memphis. Gloria’s Mothers have been a part of the Fashion Show for many years, but this year, they were able to add Gloria’s Brides. The Baddour Center is dedicated to providing a model residential community for adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Lacey Washburn, Amy Howell & Gus Washburn

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SARA FOSTER BOOK SIGNING The Booksellers at Laurelwood welcomed acclaimed foodie, Sara Foster as she was in town to sign her latest cookbook, Foster’s Market Favorites. She is the owner and operator of Foster’s Market, a gourmet food market and café in Durham, North Carolina, and author of five cookbooks. Sara shared this all-inclusive, tasty collection of Southern cooking just in time for holiday gifting and feasting.

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Deborah Whitt, Darrell Baker & Joanne Van Zandt

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mix&mingle LEVY DERMATOLOGY Open House

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Clients and friends gathered recently at the Levy Dermatology facility for an Open House event. Guests enjoyed the noshes and libations while learning more about the new surgical, medical, and cosmetic procedures being offered by the trained professionals at Levy Dermatology.

Class of 2021 cat lover Billie Peats, Shira Levy & Maureen Baum

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WHEREAweLIVEmidsouth WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth More than a dozen local foundations and funders hosted the WHEREweLIVEmidsouth | WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth kickoff party at Lafayette’s Music Room, November 23, to launch the first-of-its-kind resources for Mid-Southerners. The crowd of more than 300 people included philanthropic individuals as well as local nonprofit, corporate and foundation leadership. Community Foundation of Greater Memphis President Bob Fockler debuted the two new websites, which provide objective data, pin-pointing areas of need in the city so donors can allocate their gifts for greater impact. For more information visit WHEREweLIVEmidsouth.org.

Brian Waldron, Lucia Gilliland & Keith Cole Anna Ritz, Kevin Ritz with Mac & Coffield Cindy Moore

Heather Fjord, Nikki Tubbs & Susanne Landau

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AAF FEVER PITCH LUNCHEON The American Advertising Federation-Memphis hosted the Fever Pitch luncheon at the New Daisy recently. The creatives were treated to a great lunch at the iconic Beale Street venue plus phenomenal speakers, Jeff Cueller and Clark Virden. The afternoon discussion focused on the topic of “Music Festival Experiential Marketing” and included cool swag like guitar pick earrings. If you are a marketing/ communications specialist, join this group of pros at aafmemphis.org.

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