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Dixon Wine Down Red Boa Ball Judy Mac Holiday Party Toy Bash Greenway Soiree Ave Maria Home Heart Full of Soul Dinner Bob Richards Jewelers Ladies Love Liberty Fashion Show Social Holiday Open House Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar Reindear Roundup Erling Jensen 20th Anniversary Dinner

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No More Mediocre Marriage Crowning Glory Carol Peretz: Fashion Designer Resurrecting the Clayborn Temple

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Youth Impact Writing Series: “Goals 4 Life” Camp 56 Fashion: A Most Lovely Day 81 Cooktales: Wedding: Party 83 Recipes: Nibbles & Bites 94 Celebrating Marriage 96 Gallery with Ken Hall 98 4Music 100 Mix & Mingle

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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 ָשׁלוֹם‬,‫לוֹמהּ‬ ָ ‫ כִּ י ִב ְשׁ‬:‫יְ הוָ ה‬-‫ ֶאל‬,‫ וְ ִה ְת ַפּלְ לוּ ַב ֲﬠ ָדהּ‬,‫ ֲא ֶשׁר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָשׁ ָמּה‬,‫שׁלוֹם ָה ִﬠיר‬-‫ת‬ ְ ‫ז וְ ִד ְרשׁוּ ֶא‬ ‫יִ ְר ְמיָ הוּ‬

T HE G IF T O F D IF F E R E N CES Young men without any physical defect, handsome showing aptitude f or every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. Daniel 1:4 ,‫מ ָדּע‬ ַ ‫מבִינ ֵי‬ ְ ‫ ו ְ ֹי ְדע ֵי ַדע ַת ּו‬,‫חכְמָה‬ ָ -‫בכ ָל‬ ְּ ‫ש ּכ ִלִים‬ ְׂ ‫מ‬ ַ ‫מאּום ו ְטֹובֵי מַרְ אֶה ּו‬-‫בהֶם כָּל‬ ָּ -‫שר אֵין‬ ֶ ׁ‫א‬ ֲ ‫יְלָדִים‬ ‫ש ִדּים‬ ְׂ ַ ‫ ּולְׁשֹון ּכ‬,‫ספֶר‬ ֵ ‫מדָם‬ ּ ְ ַ‫מלְֶך; ּולְל‬ ֶּ ‫ה‬ ַ ‫בהֵיכ ַל‬ ְּ ‫ לַעֲמֹד‬,‫בהֶם‬ ָּ ‫ח‬ ַ ‫וַאֲש ֹּכ‬. Last week the temperature dropped from 70 degrees to 15 in less than 1 2 hours, and like much of Memphis my household prepared for the c oming of the Christmas/Chanukah celebrations battling sinus issues. The morning of the temperature drop I let my three big dogs out, two Siberian huskies and one boxer. The boxer didn’t stay outside a moment longer than necessarily, while I couldn’t get the huskies to come back in. They were made for the cold, and because of that they find joy being out in the cold. O ne of the many blessings of our country has been the diversity of strengths that our immigrant roots have brought us. The assimilation of these differences into this country, through the historic Puritan Work Ethic has been not only the key to economic success, but it has been the key to the successful blending of the diverse cultures that has made America t he envy of others and the place where much of the world dreams of calling home. T he Puritan Work Ethic is more commonly referred to today as the P rotestant Work Ethic. In this reference it is more often discussed in purely economic terms as one of the reasons for the success of America’s e ntrepreneurs and the reason that small private businesses are the key to job growth. It is believed that in today’s economy that the spirit of the Protestant Work Ethic is best being lived out by these entrepreneurs and small businesses. While the economic truth of the Protestant Work Ethic and its adaption

by the many cultures that immigrate to America is important, it leaves o ut one of the fundamental truths that the Puritan Work Ethic gave to u s. The Puritan Work Ethic looked upon every kind of work and every different skill as a God-given gift to be used for the benefit and common g ood of others. They were grateful for their own God-given gift and v alued the work of others since everyone was simply using what God had given them. The street sweeper was just as important as the doctor in building and maintaining their community. The stewardship of the gift i s what mattered most; the honor came not from the gift itself but the development and working of the gift. In the passage from the Book of Daniel, one might think that the author w as writing about the importance of education in the King’s selection for those he was calling to serve him, but in fact he was instructing the c hief of his court to pick young men with an aptitude for learning and understanding. The King wanted young men who had the natural ability to manage the tremendous demands of Court and the King’s time. It was recognition by the King that a basic skill set was required for different jobs, and the key to success was finding the right person to match the skills needed for the different jobs in the Kingdom. As a father of three, each of my children is different. It is not my job to change who they are, but to help them grow into all that God has called t hem to be, by developing and using the gifts He has given them. The City of Memphis is full of people from many different backgrounds and walks of life performing the many different jobs that make our community successful. In the New Year, if we can strive to understand the truth of the Puritan Work Ethic into our daily lives, we will have a greater appreciation o f our neighbors, thinking less of our own importance and instead thanking God for the gifts and talents of our fellow citizens. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis. Jim Walker

MEMPHIS

A B O U T THE COVER Dress & Veil: GLORIA’S BRIDAL & FORMAL. Photography by Lindsey Lissau.

January 2017

A B O U T THE TOC 2017 Bridal Issue

New Beginnings yi

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Dress: LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL; Ring: BOB RICHARDS JEWELERS Hair Piece: BALLEW BRIDAL & FORMAL SALON. Photography by Lindsey Lissau.

OOOOP S Jessica with AMAX Talent was the beautiful model in our December issue. We regret this error.


January 2017 Volume VII • Number 3 PUBLISHER

Jim Walker

Ph o t o gr aph y by C r e ati o n St u di o s

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DIXON WINE DOWN

The November 11 Dixon Wine Down: Wines to be Thankful For, featured delicious Thanksgiving dishes paired perfectly with wine. The festive evening served as a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.

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Nancy Kresko, Nancy Fleenor, Torrey Hughes & Joanne VanZandt

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RED BOA BALL

N OT E S The Red Boa Ball benefited the American Red Cross of the Mid-South, and the 7th annual event was indeed a ball! Guests donned their red boas and enjoyed a delicious dinner and d ancing to the Jimmy Church Band. The American Red Cross of the Mid-South relies on events like the Red Boa Ball to continue to provide the critical services to our community s uch as disaster response, preparedness education, resiliency programing, and support services for the armed forces.

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November 19, 2016

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Dr. Robert & Lindsey Jean, Catherine & Dr. Ricky Harris with Angela & Dr. Zach Corr

Judy Fisher, Chip Ernst & Isabel Nadeau

Madelyn Gray & Karen Morley

Dan Reid & Alice Higdon

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Penelope & Allan Fisher with Ashley Spence

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Phillip Gattas & Natalie Chamoun

Chris & Jessie Wiley

Guylene Cordle & Frances Metheny Debbie Horn & Lisa Evans

Ashley & Wes Housman

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Judy McLellan and her team are extraordinary real estate pros, and they also know how t o throw a fabulous party to kick off the holiday season! Friends and clients enjoyed scrumptious foods from Jim’s Place Grille, and music by Memphis favorites Joyce Cobb, Pat Register, Danny Cosby and Donna Wolf. Cheers, Judy for another great year!

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November 18, 2016

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Mandy & Mike Rude `

Jack & Karen Treas

Pat Register, Amy Howell with Judy & Mickey McLellan

Scott & Janet Torrey

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Alexander & Lucas Feliz

Laurie & Fred Cohn

Terry & Stephanie McFarland with Robert Burress

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Holley Land, Celeste & Bill Allen, Tina Bates & Mike Campbell

Holly Bronson, Malea Kraus, Stacey & Dr. Paul Eber with Kendall Kraus

Mike, Steve & Lisa Campbell

Ron & Pat Stimpson

Chris & Lauren Geyer

Roy & Billie Cash 32 / January 2017

Kathleen Longoria & Greg Grindle

Jeanne Distretti & Jamie Patterson

Drs. Diane Woodall & Robin Stevenson

Mary & Charles Cope

Caleb & Misty Hall


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N OT E S

TOY BASH

The annual Toy Bash kicked-off the holiday season to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Over 600 guests brought toy donations so that each member of the Boys & Girls Club receive at least one gift during the holiday season. By providing toys for kids within the community, the Toy Bash helps r elieve the burden of parents that are less fortunate and providing our communities with a blessed holiday season.

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Teddy Gorman & Nicole Lauchaire

Michael Ugwueke & Larry Pennington

Ken McCown, Sara Hall with Donna & Jon Van Hoozer Wesley Grace & Gina Deutsch

Mandy Powell & Larry Magdovitz

Leigh & Guy Guasco

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Laura Finley & Laura Echtenkamp

Frank Lamanna, Keith Bridges, Sidney Ellenberger & Michael Stewart


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David Kinstley, Jessica Robinson, Shelby-Kay Hines with Vera & Keith Blanchard

Kevin Kent, Debbie Compton, John Gavin with Nancy & Joe Seller

Leanna Sides, Anna Miller, Hannah Adams, Kelly Schaefer, Katie Rampaul, McKenzie Madden with Bret Rodriguez

Kathleen Lewis & Jake Slavish

Kontji & Patrick Hendricks

Bonny Harrison & Cat Wright

Jeff Flaherty & Robin Poston

Charles Fortney & Sky Hamilton

Savannah & Michael Hughes

Gwen & Craig Woods

Autumn & Glen Goerke

Oneka Todd, Kim Bailey & Tia Owens

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GREENWAY SOIREE

The Greenway Soiree celebrates the wonder of our Wolf River with a evening of dinner, drinks, live music, and great auction items. This is the signature fundraising event for the Wolf River Conservancy and their mission dedicated to the protection a nd enhancement of the Wolf River and its watershed as a sustainable natural resource. The Wolf River is a natural treasure, and it belongs to us all!

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November 12, 2016

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Michael & Mallory Seeker with Kenn Gibbs 36 / January 2017

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Heather & Ricky Page with Kathy & Wayne Leggett

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Brittany Burney & Shane Parrish

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Snack and rest time for everyone P H OTO G R A P H Y

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“Goals 4 Life” Camp By Morgan Hunt, Briarcrest Christian School

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youthimpact WRITING SERIES

M emphis has a reputation for being a “basketball town”. W e are the Memphis Tigers and the Memphis Grizzlies. O ur basketball is played with “Grit and Grind”, which is an indicator of how our city works hard. “We don’t Bluff” regarding our allegiance to basketball. This time of year, sports talk radio revolves around these two teams. It seems anyone living in Memphis would be familiar with basketball. T here is, however, a group of citizens in our community who prefer soccer over basketball. As a basketball player myself, it is hard to imagine a person not understanding the game of basketball. I’ve played basketball, even during the summers, for the past five years.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Memphis has a growing Hispanic community, many who are involved with Las Americas Youth Enrichment Center. Las Americas is an after school and summer program devoted t o Hispanic students. Pastor Greg Diaz has developed a s occer league within this program. I was made aware of this program through my school, Briarcrest Christian High. We realized that if soccer was so successful why not try basketball. I met with Mrs. Manguno, the librarian at Briarcrest High School, and discussed the possibility of a camp. She paired me up with then sophomore, Brad Walker, to help run the c amp. Mrs. Manguno coordinated a meeting with Pastor D iaz, Pastor of Nueva Direccion Church and director of Las Americas. Pastor Diaz agreed it would be beneficial to t he Hispanic community to introduce basketball to those s tudents attending Las Americas’ Summer Program. We realized the students would have very little knowledge of our favorite Memphis sport, but decided the challenge was worth it. We named the camp “Goals 4 Life” as a reference to not only scoring basketball goals, but life goals as well. This is when the work began. We had to find people to help (lots and lots of help). Our first task was to find a facility

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to host the camp. We also needed coaches, teammates, and players from other teams. As with any camp, sponsors ( money) were needed to help the camp go off without any problems. We were able to contact many people who graciously donated money and food to help run the camp. Luckily, Brad and I play basketball and our teammates were a huge part of its success. They ran drills, played games, a nd formed relationships with children they might not have had an opportunity to meet otherwise. My basketball coach, Lee Smith, became my second-hand man. Coach Smith supplied advice and equipment, and even spoke to the students about setting Goals 4 Life. After much planning and organizing, we hosted the camp a t Germantown Baptist Church (fondly referred to as “El Iglesias Grande” by the children) from June 26 - 28. Over 3 0 children from the Las Americas arrived with great energy to participate in Goals 4 Life. Excited to be there, t he children were eager to learn the game of basketball a nd have fun while doing so. Even though we weren’t fluent in Spanish and they weren’t fully fluent in English, we all learned to communicate with each other. Each day the kids returned, they were anticipating an ever better day. Several were excited to bring a friend. I will never forget the look of joy in all of the kids’ eyes to just be there with us playing basketball. On the last day of the camp, we awarded medals to all of the participants. Each child was individually called to the front to receive a medal. The look of astonishment on their face from just receiving a little medal was rewarding to not only Brad and me, but to all of our friends who helped as well. As a result of Goals 4 Life, our basketball town gained new fans. When Goals 4 Life was created, I thought we would be impacting our community, but the community impacted us instead. These children proved that learning something new can be an adventure--even right here in our Bluff City.


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

AVE MARIA HOME Wine Tasting & Art Show

Ave Maria Home, Delta Wholesale Liquors, and local artists presented a Wine Tasting and Art Show to benefit programs and services for Ave Maria residents. Guests enjoyed sampling a variety of wines presented by Bill Lucchesi of Delta Wholesale Liquors, delicious appetizers provided by the Tim Malone Family, as well as shopping through beautiful artwork by 36 local artists.

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WEB SITE

Mark O. Ramirez

November 13, 2016

Ave Maria Home

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Mary Pera & Angela Capocaccia

Patsy & Maria Zoccoli

Nick, Nicholas & Kristi Pesce

Greg & Carol Voehringer with Karen & Jack Treas

Janet Donato with Joe & Virginia Lopresti

Karen Treas, Frank Gattuso & Linda Gattas

Jean Morgan, Rita Dattilo & Marc Wheetley

Marcy Crews, Jane Tonning & Joan Hug 40 / January 2017

Rollin Kocsis, Pat Cavanaugh & Barbara Evangelisti

John & Glenda O’Connor

Pat Mays, Barbara Robilio & Ann Coggins


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N OT E S

HEART FULL OF SOUL DINNER

The Heart Full of Soul Dinner was held at Napa Cafe to benefit The Soulsville Foundation, as they celebrated the 16th anniversary of The Stax Music Academy. Guests enjoyed a reception with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and live entertainment from The Stax Music Academy students, who performed a selection of songs from The Beatles and Rolling Stones. This one-of-a-kind, simultaneous concert and six course wine dinner served as a special evening to enjoy great food, entertainment and fellowship in support of The Soulsville Foundation.

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November 13, 2016

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New Year’s Resolutions…cue eye roll emoji. It’s absurd to think there is some magic power in the transition of December 31 to January 1. Yet, we can’t deny we all feel it. The fresh air of hope. Hope that this year is better than last year. Hope that the motivation I lacked yesterday to get in shape, eat better and be an all around better person will appear because it’s a brand new year. Hope is a powerful force yet more fragile than we think. I wonder how many people are looking for that sort of hope in their marriage? Sure, there are countless marriages out there falling apart or hanging by a thread. But, honestly, I don’t think that’s where the majority of couples experience difficulty. I think boredom is the problem. And the problem with this problem is how subtly it deteriorates the hope of a great marriage. Major dysfunction is fairly easy to spot. A mediocre, boring marriage is like the frog in the kettle, it’s dying but nobody knows!

4. Forget your manners.

So, if you want a boring, mediocre marriage here’s how you create one in 2017!

5. Don’t touch.

1. Avoid conflict. Just keep the peace. Don’t stir the pot. When you are offended, bottle it up on the inside and tell yourself, “it’s no big deal, I’ll get over it.” After all, if you bring it up now, you will be accused of “bringing up the past” and “not forgiving.” Then tell yourself, the issues between you and your spouse will eventually go away. It’s fun to pretend.

2. Stay busy. Overload your calendar so your interactions are minimal. This allows your communication to consist of lots of one or two-word responses, like, “yeah sure” and “I’m fine.” When your busyness involves being around other people, you can focus on them and appear to be doing well, and all the while avoid anything meaningful with your spouse.

3. Refuse to grow up. Sure, your spouse has mentioned ways you could improve as a husband or wife, but you conveniently “forgot.” Let’s be real, you were this way when you got married, how can they expect you to change? Dealing with your bad habits, character flaws and inconsistencies is difficult and humbling. It’s far easier to maintain status quo. They will probably just learn to live with it.

Nothing says, “I take you for granted” like the failure to say, “please” and “thank you.” Simple gestures communicate love so powerfully because it proves that your love has affected the details of your life. Do not open doors for your wife or thank your husband for his hard work or freely give compliments to one another. In addition to this, be sure to make fun of, belittle and demean your spouse in public.

Don’t hold hands, don’t sit close, don’t kiss your spouse before work and before you go to sleep at night. Be sure to give your children gobs of affection in front of your spouse; this will send a subtle message that you are completely capable of physical affection and yet unwilling to give any of it to your spouse. When it comes to sex, wait until the very last minute to crudely ask for it and when you’re asked, coldly say, “NO, I’m too tired.”

6. Be extremely practical. Eliminate all risk, creativity, adventure, fun and flirting. Instead of hiring the babysitter and paying for that nice evening out, just save your money, sit at home and watch TV. Having a regular date night is expensive, timeconsuming and requires so much coordination, especially when you have kids. Besides that, you can kill 2-3 hours scrolling through social media. It’s more practical. After all, the money you save might come in handy if you need a divorce attorney! It’s easy to fall into the rut of doing some or all of these things and there is always a cost to your relationship. Are you living in a boring, mediocre marriage? Do you want things to change? Take these six negative habits and create the opposite. Make new, positive habits that produce a more exciting and enjoyable marriage.

Andy Savage is the teaching pastor at Highpoint Church (highpointmemphis.com) and the host of The Andy Savage Show, a weekly radio show and podcast dedicated to making marriage, parenting and family life make sense. Andy is married to Amanda and they enjoy life with their five boys right here in the MidSouth. Find out more at andysavage.com. Twitter: @andysavage Instagram: @andysavage75 48 / January 2017


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The Junior League Community Resource Center was our gracious host for the annual 4Memphis bridal fashion shoot. Once known as t he Boyce-Gregg House (or more recently as the “Junior League H ouse,” as it’s generally known to non-Junior League members), the construction was completed in 1921 as the storied residence of s uccessful cotton buyer, Mr. C. R. Boyce. The Boyce-Gregg House w as designed by Jones & Furbringer, a local architectural firm f ounded in 1904 by Walk C. Jones and Max Furbringer (who also d esigned the Shrine Building, Cordova School, and Hotel Claridge, among others), and has been described as Memphis’ finest example o f Italian-Mediterranean residential architecture. In 1979, the residence was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Social: Sasha Nicholas Monogrammed China and Serving Pieces are the hottest, must-have gifts for today’s brides. With several options for trims, c olors, and monograms, both formal and casual styles are perfect for every tablescape. Handwritten notes can even be added to the backs of some pieces for a truly unique gift. Don’t forget the groom when gifting - Yeti products make an ideal present for him...and her! Lisa Mallory: Acrylic pieces from Wm Bounds Grainware. “We sell salad bowls with tossers, pitchers, ice buckets and trays mostly but any item from the line is available. They can be monogrammed for an additional $15. Brides love the look and functionality.”

Southern Avenue Company: “A personalized and useful gift is what we see among the top favorite wedding gifts. One of our most favored gifts are our handmade maple cutting boards that can be personalized with the newlyweds new monogram or name, or even a photograph. To add a n even more personalized touch, a special message can be inscribed on the back for the newlyweds to remember the gift-giver for years to come.” - Melissa KimbroughOwner/Designer And for the Bridesmaids, most popular bridesmaids gifts as suggested by More Than Words Ronaldo hand crafted bracelets are intricately created f rom woven 14k gold and sterling that make the perfect bridesmaids gifts. Your bridal party will be adorned in beautiful symbolic jewelry for the big day and possess a treasured keepsake to always be reminded of your friendship and union. L enny and Eva makes the Trousseau Collection specifically for brides a nd bridesmaids alike. Gorgeous pearl necklaces or bracelets that can be matched to the dresses. They can be adorned with meaningful quotes that personally express your love and devotion to your bridesmaids - a gift that lasts forever. F rame Of Mind from Mississippi creates vintage distressed portrait f rames that will be a beautiful border for the bridal party pictures. Choose from any size and color or have them personalized “the girls”to create a lasting memory that holds a portrait of your treasured friends gathered around you with love and support on your big day. - Lee Ann McGhee Moreau, Owner/ Buyer, More Than Words.

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Carol Peretz FASH ION DESIGNER Fashion That Transcends Time Story by Lesley Harris Colvett; photography courtesy of Carol Peretz

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A s a soc iety m agazin e editor in Memphis for more t h a n fif teen y ears, I have attended countless parties - with the formal ones being m y favo rite. I love seeing t h e gor geous gowns, as I h ave always enjoy e d getting all dressed up for a b lack -tie g ala my s elf. I’ve noticed some quite spectacular g o w ns a t thes e soir e es, and as I w o u ld c omplim ent th e women on their beautiful dresses, many o f them would reply , “It’s a Carol Peretz.” A Carol Peretz dress is always a stand out: stunning, exquisite design, a n impe ccable fit, a nd wo r n wi th con fiden ce. I r ecen tly ha d th e p l e asur e of t alki n g t o Caro l, and d i s cove red th at s h e is a true o r i gina l, muc h like her fashion.

A f t er g raduat ion f r o m Pa rsons School of Design with a BFA in Fashion D e s ign, Carol Peretz designed b r i dal and br idesmaids gowns for Priscilla of Boston and Galina-Bouquet. S h e sta rted h er own design company in 1 9 7 4, i nitial ly as an accessories collection, but eventually moving into evening separates and finally dresses and gowns. Her collection f e a tur es cus tom-designed European fabrics, e x t rav agant laces, and unusual, sometimes vintage, trims. Her dresses are executed with e x c ept ional workmanship and emphasize finely detailed hand finishing. She is known for excep tional bias-cut dresses and gowns, and u n iqu ely co nstructed, comfortable strapless designs. One of her gowns is in the permanent

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collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. C a rol was o riginally trained as a classical ballet dancer, and says that the dance strongly i n flu ences her design approach, insisting on fl ui dity, comfort, graceful flow and motion o f fabric s, and ease of movement. She has d es igned ballet costumes for several ballet c om panies , and is a classical ballet teacher, c er tified by the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Carol sells in boutiques throughout the country, e xclusively at Kittie Kyle in Memphis. Cindy G ambrell, owner of Kittie Kyle, brings Carol in for trunk shows at least twice a year, where clients can meet with Carol and find the design that works best for their occasion. According to Cindy, the Carol Peretz customer w ants something that no one else has. “The feedback we get is that women feel beautiful o nce they put on a Carol Peretz dress. Her fashions and designs are not typical, but they are timeless,” she says. “ I bought my first Carol Peretz dress 15 years ago, I have probably worn it 10 times to events over the years. Every time I wear the dress it feels as fresh and current as the day I bought it,” Cindy says. W omen of all ages envision that perfect d ress for that perfect occasion, and Carol’s d esigns appeal to a wide age group. Cindy says that Carol’s fabrics and cuts are not only c omfortable, but are flattering to every body type. W hether that special dress is for a wedding, gala, or other special occasion, it can be found in Carol’s collection . We had the opportunity to ask Carol some questions about her designs a nd advice for Mother-of-the-Bride and Mother-of-the-Groom dresses.


BLOWOUTS MAKEUP HAIR EXTENSIONS The beauty of Carol Peretz dresses is their timeless style and appeal, tell us about that. I am not a slave to a trend, to the l ook of the moment—I have my own aesthetic and my own style and taste, and so there’s a singular design sense t hat runs through my work. I tend to s ell to exclusive shops like Kittie Kyle, t hat are always looking for something new and interesting. W here do you get your inspiration when designing your dresses? M ost of the inspiration comes from t he fabrics, the rest—I don’t know— i t’s a process of osmosis, reacting to e verything around me. Can be the news, a photo, a concert, a color, a chair leg, the moon, almost anything. Tell us about the beautiful fabrics you like to use in your designs, and why? I have always said that my designs a re fabric-driven. If I have a great, i nteresting fabric, the dresses will p ractically design themselves. The f abric “speaks to me” and “tells me what it can do”. Your gowns seem to flatter all body t ypes, what are things most women are looking for in their dresses? T hey are all looking for sleeves—until t hey see the gown with sleeves and realize that it’s not what they expected or want. Women tend to focus a lot on the negative—they are more concerned with “hiding their flaws” than focusing on enhancing their assets. It’s funny—I rarely see their “problems” until they go to great lengths to show them to me! How do you design a gown to address any of a mother-of-the-bride/groom’s s pecial concerns (such as a design f or walking down the aisle vs. the reception)? I don’t do custom design—I design a collection, and if need be, I can customize or adapt for a client. I create a collection each season from which clients make their selections.

A re you seeing women gravitate t oward different styles of mother-oft he-bride/groom dresses, as styles have changed in our daily wear? What about special occasion wear? W ell, of course—are you wearing the s ame clothes that you wore 20 years ago? Neither am I. Unfortunately there a re designers/companies that are still making the same styles as 10 -15 years a go. This gives the special occasion c ategory a bad reputation. I am not one of those designers. What advice would you give for mother-of-the-bride/groom when shopping for their dress? B uy what you look great in, not w hat you think you are supposed to w ear as an MOB/MOG. Other than r equests from the bride, and religious restrictions, there is no requirement as to what you can or cannot wear.

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I n terms of formal dresses/special o ccasion, what are you seeing that women are choosing to wear in length, color and style? Length—short seems to be the current t rend—fewer gowns, more short d resses. full or flared skirts, good for dancing and partying. Color is regional —Northeast and Urban areas buy dark, S outh and mid Atlantic likes color. Midwest likes color or very classic. Would you say your designs appeal to a wide range of ages? I am fortunate to sell to a wide age d emographic but it is the price f actor that unfortunately limits the d emographics. My dresses are made i n New York by highly skilled sewers, at an extremely high quality level, from d esigner fabrics, mostly Italian and F rench, and in very limited quantities, so they are costly. At Kittie Kyle I have s old to women from mid-20s through late ‘80s!

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H oliday shopping was artsy and unique at the 66th Annual Holiday Bazaar & F undraiser. Guests got a sneak-peek with a preview party on Friday evening b efore the Bazaar opened to the public on Saturday. The annual event supported local artists plus MCA students. All proceeds benefited the artists, as well as the MCA Scholarship Fund, which disburses almost $5 million annually in institutional aid and scholarships.

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N OT E S Erling Jensen, one of Memphis’ favorite restaurants, celebrated a milestone 20th Anniversary with a special dinner menu complemented with wine selections. The series of dinners over three nights filled his intimate East Memphis location with friends, fans, and foodies. Congratulations, Erling, and cheers to the next 20 years!

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PHOTOGRAPH BY HEATH LAIL, 2016

Above: The Sanctuary of Clayborn, December 9, 2016. Below: Hernando side of Clayborn Temple. Have you ever waited in traffic after a big concert or ballgame at the FedEx F orum? In the glow of red tail lights, your eyes wander off the creeping line o f cars to a dilapidated old church, s omehow still standing at the corner o f Hernando and Pontotoc, in the shadow of the Forum. An etched block, mounted high above the boarded-up, s tained glass window reads “Second P resbyterian Church.” Knowing that 2 PC is in East Memphis, what church is, or rather, was this? And why has it b een left there, lifeless, amid all the downtown progress?

PHOTOGRAPH BY DANIELLE SMITH, 2016

RESURRECTING THE CLAYBORN TEMPLE

T hat crumbling old church is the Clayborn Temple, a storied part of Memphis history, monument and relic to both the wealth and struggle of our city. When the grand church was b uilt, it was the largest church building in America south of the Ohio River. The 110’ bell tower still marks the south corner of the structure, but the 115’ spire that was on top of the tower is long since gone. In Victorian M emphis, at a total of 225 feet tall, the grandeur was on full display, complete with a 1,300 pound bell specially cast to herald worshippers. “Imagine the wealth necessary, and the foresight, the influence, and all the rest to pull together the dreams, and money, and architecture to build this place in 1891,” said Frank Smith, one of the leaders on the restoration team working on the redevelopment project. M id-century, city expansion continued eastward, including Second Presbyterian Church. The African Methodist Episcopal church acquired the building in 1949, renaming it the Clayborn Temple. Smith noted, “the congregation shifted from rich and white to African-American and pretty

c ommon.” During the 1968 sanitation w orkers strike which ultimately b rought Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., o n his fateful trip to Memphis, the C layborn Temple became an integral p art of the movement, serving as meeting place for the organizers. Not only was it a place for strikers to meet and strategize, the famed “I Am A Man” posters were originally printed i n a small, church print shop until d emand was too large for the small p ress. Ernest Withers’ iconic photo o f marchers holding those signs was s napped on the corner outside the Clayborn as the marchers prepared to march over to Beale Street, up to Main Street then to City Hall. On April 3, 1968, Dr. King’s “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” was scheduled to be delivered at the Clayborn until a last minute change moved the largerthan-expected crowd to the Mason Temple. R ob Thompson, another leader working on the restoration project, described that as tensions grew during the strike and police responded w ith force and tear gas, the Clayborn was a place of refuge, “The m archers retreated here, particularly women and children were inside the sanctuary, and it became a sanctuary to get away from the tear gas. B ut Memphis police actually shot tear gas into the sanctuary.” He also described recently giving County Commissioner Walter Bailey a tour of the Clayborn, and he shared Bailey’s recollection of that day, “His wife and two-year-old were in here, and he came in the middle of the tear gas to try to find them. We’ve had several more people like that who have not been here since there was tear gas.”

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Left: Sanitation Workers beginning their daily march from Clayborn Temple to City Hall, wearing I AM A MAN placards, March 1968. Center: Original dedication pamphlet when Second Presbyterian first opened its doors on Hernando, January 1, 1893. Right: Memphis Invader speaking during a Sanitation Workers’ Strike Rally in the Sanctuary of Clayborn Temple, 1968. I n a larger context of the significance of the Clayborn, as we approach 2018 and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, Smith said the church building can be viewed as a tangible metaphor for the complexity of Memphis’ past and present. “We’ve been going to the FedEx Forum for years, and saying ‘I don’t want to look at that; I don’t want to think about that,’ and here it sits rotting” he said. Thompson further notes that had the Clayborn been in another c ity, such as Nashville or Atlanta, “progress” would most likely have had this historic structure torn down and replaced by a shiny, new high rise. Ironically, it is actually progress and development in another historic area that spurred the action at the Clayborn. The Downtown Church, where Smith is a member, currently holds Sunday services at Central Station, and the church is b eing displaced due to the new development project in the South Main Arts District. While exploring options, Smith realized that just a few blocks away sat a vacant church, and so began the Clayborn Temple resurrection. B oarded up since 1999, the inside was dark, with no air circulation or light, and very damp from years of roof leaks. Amid feral cats (plus fleas) and rotted floors with big gaping holes showing the dirt below, the team thought it would be impossible to save the original interior. But this strong, old church building was not done. In years past, many failed attempts had been made to restore the building. One attempt about a decade ago, in what proved to be the saving grace, a steel column was installed to support the soaring ceiling and roof. Ultimately, that column kept the roof from collapsing and the walls falling in after, and it stands like a piece of modern art in the sanctuary. As the other building components were evaluated by structural engineers, the developers were shocked to find the remaining structural skeleton really was not as bad as it appeared. It seems that when this church was built 125 years ago, it was indeed built to last, no matter how much it is neglected. Once it was deemed that the building could not only be saved, but it was actually safe, an application for an occupancy permit was submitted. Once again and much to their surprise, the permit was granted. That was the gamechanger. The Downtown Church would have a new place to congregate on Sundays, plus as Smith explained, “ rather than going out into the community and asking, ‘what should we do with this treasure?,’ the community could be invited in, which is so amazing.” On October 25, 2016, the community was invited in for the first time since 1999 for the Clayborn Reborn Blessing Ceremony, and over the past two months people have been steadily attending both public and private events, even though the renovation is nowhere near complete. Rather than waiting until a full restoration is done, the team decided to use it as it is. “People said ‘we love it just like it is!’ So we decided to just enjoy it, to embrace this metaphor just like it is until the 50th anniversary (of Dr. King’s death), and then we’ll get busy with the real restoration,” Smith said. Events have ranged from holiday parties,

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concerts, a film screening, and even a wedding is booked for the spring of 2017. And that is just what Smith hoped would happen. “The place needs to live every day, and become what it was, which is a place of gathering and conversation.” When asked to describe his vision for the Clayborn, he said three words seem to keep coming into the discussions: Sacred. Safe. Inclusive. “This is a sacred space, and first and foremost, we have to think of it in that light. It will be a place of worship, but as a tenant. The Sunday tenant will be Downtown Church, but beyond that it’s a safe place where groups can come together and have these dangerous and difficult conversations. Inclusivity is another word that is in our minds and thoughts. We want to open it wide to as many kinds of groups and organizations, that doesn’t have to be faith-based. It is more than an event venue. Let’s have some music, let’s have a party, let’s have a wedding, but let’s also do some serious stuff. Someone we met with recently said ‘It’s a safe place to have dangerous conversations.’” The massive, curved pews are no longer in the sanctuary, (they are hopeful the enormous, custom-crafted pieces will make their way back to the space), but without the pews, the sanctuary space is open and can be configured – then reconfigured - to host a variety of events. In addition to the sanctuary, the administrative wing of the church will be restored, and could potentially house mission-based organizations, similar to the Crosstown Concourse but on a much smaller scale. During this stabilization phase, many of the discoveries can only be described as providential for this house of worship, such as the original bell cast 125 years ago. It was, somehow, still in place in the bell tower. “We got a crane up there, and the beams that were holding the bell, didn’t seem to be attached to the walls,” Smith described. “The bell looked to be floating inside there; I don’t know why it hadn’t fallen. There was a flat roof on top of the bell tower, and the wind blew the tin off of that and water has been pouring in there for who knows how long. It was literally floating.” It seemed to be hanging on, waiting for a time to herald a new generation of Memphians to the Clayborn Temple. “The church building is bigger than the congregation that occupied it. That is an apt way to summarize how we think about the future. We want to look back, but not go back. We want to honor the history and the past, but imagine an adaptive reuse for a modern Memphis,” Thompson said, “that continues the spirit of working and fighting for what is good and doing good in Memphis, for all of Memphis.” Amen. If you are interested in hosting a community gathering, a wedding or other event at the Clayborn Temple, please email events@claybornreborn.org. To make a tax-deductible donation, mail a check to Clayborn Temple Restoration Project, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38104.


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N OT E S James Gattas Jewelers held their annual Jingle & Gems Holiday Party, just in time for giving Christmas gifts that sparkle. The man of the season, Santa, was on hand, checking his list and posing for pictures with guests. Gattas has been a Memphis tradition since 1957 for fine jewelry and perfect presents.

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December 8, 2016

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WEDDING: PARTY! Story & photography by Andrea LeTard

There’s always a reason to celebrate when it comes to weddings, and while “the big day” is what all brides, grooms, and their family and friends anticipate the most, pre-parties are a big part of the celebration. The months leading up to the wedding day typically include events, parties, and showers galore. Years ago, a shower used to be strictly for the bride, typically hosted by the women of her family and girlfriends, complete with floral arrangements and tea sandwiches. While many bachelorettes still prefer a traditional bridal shower, couple’s showers and more modern parties are now common in the commencement of tying the knot. As a personal chef who focuses on small-party catering, wedding showers are one of my specialties, and I have seen gatherings of all kinds. Whether you decide to go old-school or trendy when it comes to your wedding festivities, I have included some tips and ideas on how to celebrate with elegance and style, and eat and drink oh-so well.

Serve Small Bites Beautifully One thing that never goes out of style when it comes to showers is sophistication. A wedding is a one and only time in two people’s lives, so the first rule to any shower or pre-wedding celebration has always been to make it unique and extra special. In my opinion, you do this by starting with the food. There’s something about small bites that are celebratory and beautiful. Almost any main course or heavy food can be made into a small, lovely bite with a little creativity. For example, a sandwich can become crostinis, a steak can become skewers with fun dipping sauces, fish can be cut into bitesized pieces and served on decorative toothpicks with a slice of fruit or avocado, a burger can be served slider-style, a salad can be shredded and put in miniature parmesan cups, and a soup can be served in little shot glasses – the ideas are endless. I recommend serving colorful appetizers on large white platters. Decorative platters often take away from the beauty of each bite of food while white acts as a backdrop, making the color of each dish pop. Also, be mindful of how each dish is plated – spacing out each bite for added elegance, garnishing with herbs for color, and spooning sauce attractively on each platter for variation.

Scatter Food & Drink I always recommend having “stations” all over your home or the venue so everyone isn’t standing in one place the entire party. Scattering food and drinks force people to mingle, plus it will give the bride and groom

a chance to make their rounds to greet guests seamlessly. Have platters of food in the kitchen, main living room, sitting room, and dining room, or if you’re hosting at a venue have several tables set up in various places around the room. In addition, set up a couple of drink stations. Consider having one simple signature cocktail, wine, beer, water, and non-alcoholic beverages. Everyone can serve themselves and try a little of everything, if they wish.

Include Bride & Groom Favorites Ask the bride and groom to give you a list of their top three favorite foods, then build an entire menu around what they include. Every bite of food served doesn’t have to be on their list, but having a few of their preferences will make the food personable and they’ll feel extra special. Also, don’t forget drinks. If the groom loves drinking bourbon, consider having an Old-Fashioned/Manhattan Bar. If the bride has a coffee obsession, serve espresso shots and/or cappuccinos.

Have a “Make Your Own” Bar I have done this with both food and drink, and it never fails to be a hit. Something about a “make your own” set-up always excites guests and gets them socializing. Some of the most popular make your own bars I have done include: a mimosa bar with numerous fruit garnishes and unique simple syrups and juices; a charcuterie and cheese platter bar with tons of different meats, cheeses, sauces, and crackers; a crostini bar with various toppings, olive oils, vinegars, and garnishes; and a prohibition cocktail bar with cocktail shakers and recipes for vintage drinks. Think of it as a game or activity to entertain everyone – they’ll have a blast and be thrilled about their DIY concoctions. January 2017 / 81


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Perfect little appetizers for a blissful, tasteful afternoon celebrating a marriage or watching the NFL playoffs!

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Crab Stuffed Fried Avocado Bites CRAB SALAD 1/2 lump crab meat 2 tablespoons chives, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoon panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoon lemon juice salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste PICO DE GALLO 8 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped 1 red onion, chopped

1 bunch parsley, chopped juice of 2 limes salt and pepper to taste

AVOCADO 5 avocados 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal

1 cup buttermilk 4 cups vegetable oil

Cut avocados in half and remove the seed. Stuff the cavity with crab salad. Use a spoon to remove the avocado from the skin. Recombine the two halves and smooth the seam with fingers, then wrap with plastic wrap and store for 30 minutes to maintain shape. Dust avocados in flour, and dredge in buttermilk and coat with cornmeal. Fry at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. To serve, cut avocados in quarters and top with pico de gallo.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Season to taste.

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TOP: Bacon Cheese Cake; CENTER: Avocado Bruschetta; BOTTON: Stuffed Shrimp with Blueberry Bourbon Reduction from Owen Brennan’s

Mini Crab Cakes from Downtown Dish Catering

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Mini Crab Cakes 1 pound lump crab meat 1/4 cup green onions, sliced 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 egg 1 tablespoon dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce

Juice of 1 lemon 1 cup panko bread crumbs, plus 2 tablespoons 1 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste

Combine mayo, egg, Tabasco, lemon and dijon in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add crab meat and mix gently. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 2 tablespoons of the bread crumbs and mix. Form crab mixture into 1 ounce cakes; dust cakes with flour, dredge in buttermilk, then coat with remaining bread crumbs. Place a saute pan over medium heat. Cover the bottom of the pan with oil. Brown the crab cakes on both sides, about 2 minutes each side. Transfer to a 350° oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with fresh herbs and lemon zest. OWEN BRENNAN’S

Bacon Cheese Cake 1 pound Pecan shoulder bacon 3 pounds Cream cheese 3 lbs 12 Eggs 1 cup sour cream 4 cups sugar

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1/2 pound Butter 4 cups Graham crackers crumbs 3 cups Chocolate, semi-sweet 1/2 cup Heavy cream

Bake bacon until done. Melt butter and mix into graham cracker crumbs then place in baking pan and cook 5 minutes; cool. Blend cream cheese and sugar then add eggs one at a time. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Melt chocolate together with the heavy cream. Stack cheesecakes with bacon in between and cascade chocolate on top.

Avocado Bruschetta 1 Avocado 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped 6 tomatoes, chopped Pecan shoulder bacon, cooked

and chopped Cilantro, chopped Juice of 1 Lime Sourdough baguette

Stir together all ingredients, except the baguette. Slice baguette; brush with melted butter, salt and pepper to taste and toast. Top with avocado mixture.

Stuffed Shrimp with Blueberry Bourbon Reduction 16-20 Shrimps 16-20 Scallops 1 pound Goat cheese Filet shrimp and pound flat. Place a scallop and bit of goat cheese in center. Roll into ball inside plastic wrap. Poach in boiling water. Top with Blueberry Bourbon Reduction and garnish with a sliced green apple.


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3 ounce portion tenderloin steak salt and cracked black pepper canola, grapeseed, or other highheat oil, as needed 6 small, red Bliss potatoes, scrubbed and each potato sliced into 4 rounds

Diver Scallops Crisp bacon lardons 2 Chantelle or Rich Mushroom 3 leaves hearty greens, washed, drained and trimmed fresh herbs of your choice drizzle extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste prepared horseradish fresh chives

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Liberally season all sides of the steak with salt and pepper and allow to come to room temperature. Heat a cast iron or heavy skillet over high heat until smoking. Add a small amount of cooking oil and sear the steak on all sides, cooking until nice and browned. Transfer to a plate and place in the freezer to chill and make it easier to slice, about 30 minutes. While the steak rests, roast the potatoes: toss the potatoes in a bowl with the oil and salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until tender and browned, about 25- 30 minutes. Can be made in advance and reheated for serving. When ready to serve, thinly slice the beef. On each potato round, place 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of the prepared horseradish in the center. Top with a slice of the beef and garnish with fresh chives. Can be served hot or at room temperature.

1/2 Lemon, juiced Sugar (optional) Garlic (optional) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Edible flower peTals

Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, rinse with cold water and thoroughly pat dry. Add the butter and oil to a 12 to 14-inch sauté pan on high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops. Once the fat begins to smoke, gently add the scallops, making sure they are not touching each other. Sear the scallops for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. The scallops should have a 1/4-inch golden crust on each side while still translucent in the center. Beat the lemon juice in a bowl with the optional sugar, garlic, salt and pepper until sugar and salt dissolve. Then beat in the oil by droplets, whisking constantly. (Or place all ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake to combine.) Adjust seasonings to taste. If not using dressing right away, cover and refrigerate, whisking or shaking again before use. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss together with the vinaigrette. Place the scallops on the plate., arrange the greens and other ingredients and serve.

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BACK: Buttermilk Pie; MIDDLE: Ghirardelli Chocolate Torte; FRONT: Tres Leches Cake by Napa Café

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TRES LECHES CAKE nonstick cooking spray, for the cake pan 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the cake pan 1 tablespoon baking powder 4 large eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup whole milk

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk 2 cups heavy cream, divided 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier) 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour a 10-inch cake pan with 2-inch high sides and then line with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper. Mix the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until frothy. With the mixer running, gradually add the sugar and beat to stiff peaks. Beat in the yolks, 1 at a time, blending well after each addition. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the whole milk in 2 additions. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool the cake slightly, about 10 minutes, then invert onto a platter with 1-inch high sides. Pierce the top of the cake all over with a thick skewer. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, 1 cup heavy cream and orange liqueur in a medium bowl. Pour the mixture over the cake while warm. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours or overnight.

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Combine the remaining 1 cup heavy cream and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream until soft peaks form. Spread the whipped cream onto top of the cake and sprinkle with the ground cinnamon.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Torte 8 large eggs 1 pound high quality chocolate ½ pound unsalted

butter ½ cup heavy cream

In a stainless steel mixing bowl, melt chocolate and butter over hot (not simmering) water, stirring until smooth. In a double boiler, heat the eggs. Beat eggs in the mixer until triple in volume. Fold in half of the egg mixture and cream to the chocolate mix. Fold in the remaining eggs until smooth. Wrap an 8-inch springform pan with heavy aluminum foil. Prepare a very hot water bath. Pour batter into buttered pan. Bake for 5 minutes. Cover cake with buttered aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Allow to cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until set.

Buttermilk Pie 1⁄2 cup butter 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons flour 3 eggs, beaten

1 1 1 1

pinch salt teaspoon vanilla cup buttermilk pie crust

Preheat oven to 400°F. Beat the butter and sugar together until light. Add the eggs and beat; then beat in vanilla. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to the batter alternatively with the buttermilk; beat until smooth. Pour into a pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 50-60 additional minutes. Pie should turn a nice golden brown and a knife inserted should come out clean.


TOP: Australian Lamb Rosette en Croute; CENTER: Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pinwheel; BOTTOM: Truffle Heirloom Bruschetta by Erling Jensen

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Truffle Heirloom Bruschetta 1 pound heirloom tomato confit 4 ounces shallot, minced 4 tablespoons capers in juice 1 tablespoons garlic puree

2 ounces extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon white truffle oil salt and pepper to taste truffle pieces, for garnish

In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Spoon on top of cracker and serve.

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pinwheel 1 pounds home smoked sockeye salmon 2 large hass avocado, mashed 2 red bell pepper, julienne

1 large bunch cilantro, chopped 2 limes, juices and zest Salt & pepper to taste fresh cooked crepes, as needed

Mix together the peppers, lime and cilantro and set aside. Place crepes cooked side down and cover with avocado. Top with salmon, then with the pepper salad. Tightly roll and cut on an angle with a razor sharp knife. Serve cold or at room temperature. Do not allow to heat up or the avocado will turn black.

Flash-fried Cauliflower by Car Restaurant

Mix together garlic, molasses, and mustard and pour over the lamb loin. Let marinate for at least an hour. Meanwhile, bring all juices to a boil, add your herbs and shallots and cook down ž: it should look lava. Shake off excess marinade from the lamb and roast in a 500 degree oven to desired degree of doneness, medium rare is about 4 minutes. Slice paper thin and arrange into a rose shape. Place the rosettes in the hollowed out area of your pastry holes. Spoon reduced rosemary demi glace over the top and serve hot. CHAR RESTAURANT

Flash-fried Cauliflower 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets 1/3 cup roasted red peppers 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon parsley Sprinkle of parmesan cheese, finely grated

Fry cauliflower for 30 seconds then add roasted red peppers. Continue to fry for 30 more seconds or until cauliflower is golden brown. Toss fried cauliflower with salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, and parmesan cheese.

Australian Lamb Rosette en Croute 3 pounds lamb loin 4 ounces garlic puree 4 ounces molasses 4 ounces grain mustard Salt and pepper to taste

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The Party in the Cloud gave grownup party-goers an exclusive opportunity to experience the teens-only learning lab known as Cloud901. With the Video Production Lab, an Audio Production Lab, a 3D printer, a Makerspace for art, and so much more, guests had a great night being a teen again.

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HEIGHT’S NIGHT

A PARTY EVERY DAY!

P H OTO G R A P H Y

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Mark O. Ramirez

November 17, 2016

Home of Cindy and Edward Dobbs

Cindy and Edward Dobbs hosted Heights Night to raise awareness and support for the Heights Community Development Corporation.The Heights CDC is revitalizing the neighborhood north of Summer Avenue by rehabbing homes and working with residents on projects they believe will improve their community. Guests were treated to delicious catering and drinks from CFY Catering, while live jazz music performed by a quartet of musicians from the Heights community played throughout the evening. The evening was capped off with the unveiling of a new logo and video that capture the Heights’ work in the community. As guests left the party, they were given a prayer card and Heights baseball cap to wear around town in support of this new nonprofit in Memphis.

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Jared Myers & Reggie Davis

Laura & Jack Sherman

Dan & Liz McEwan with Katie & Wade West

Elise Rich, Christina Crutchfield & Margot Aleman

Barry & Kempie Jenkins with John & Jean Laughlin

Courtney Smith & Bridgette Speake

Janie Lowery & Cindy Dobbs

Mona Kaiserseder & Jordan Danele

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SEASON OF WISHES Make-A-Wish Mid-South DAT E December 5-9, 2016

LO C AT I O N Shops of Saddle Creek

The holiday season is a time of giving and making wishes come true, and the Make-A-Wish Mid-South Season of Wishes made their goal of granting 75 wishes! The Shops of Saddle Creek again hosted the week-long fundraiser that netted $600,798.00. Every 36 hours Make-A-Wish Mid-South grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and the Season of Wishes helps to make that possible.

Wish kid August Lambert with Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo

Alex Stringfellow and Patrick Magrath

Carla Pitsch, Latesa Anderson, Camille Staten, Kecia Fason

Jordan Danele & Mona Kaiserseder

Rhonda Pierce and Natalie Hewitt

Chris Pitsch, Coreen Richardson, Bouba Samba

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Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

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Danny Bamrick

December 7, 2016

Clayborn Temple

GiVE 365 members and guests recently gathered for holiday cocktails at the historic Clayborn Temple. GiVE 365, a program of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, is a dollar-a-day giving circle that lets members pool their money and make a positive impact on our community through grants to nonprofits. The evening of holiday cheer included the announcement of the organization’s 2017 grant theme, Foundations for the Future: programs that help youth meet their potential.

Laura Gettys & Jessica Johnson

Georgia “Mother” King & Dave Curran`

Jimmy & Sonya Fleck with Mia Madison, Ainsley Willis & Alex Willis Liz & Bryan McKee

Ansley Murphy, Howell Evans & Lynda Nance

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A M A NDA M CCU TC H E N & DAVID K RO G

The Macon Manor P H OTO G R A P H E R : Chasity Dees Photography & tupelotina photography Andy Miller & Interim Restaurant C A K E : Franck Oysel W E D D I N G CO O R D I N ATO R : Andria Shoe

CEREMONY & RECEPTION: C AT E R E R :

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3eight Photography The Quonset F LO R I S T: Kacie Cooper Floral Design C AT E R E R : Me & My Tea Room W E D D I N G CO O R D I N ATO R : CreaTif Event Planning W E D D I N G G OW N : Ballew Bridal P H OTO G R A P H E R :

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GRAC E RU SS O M & NIC K W H ITAK E R Caylan Awtrey Photography Annesdale Mansion F LO R I S T: Pam Jones C AT E R E R : The Southern Gourmet R E N TA L CO M PA N Y: Hicks Convention Services

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ELLEN VI R GI N I A SHA PI R O & B R I A N MI CHA EL CELOSKY

Love Be Photography Second Presbyterian Church R E C E P T I O N : The River Hall at The River Inn F LO R I S T: Kevin Griffin CO O R D I N ATO R : Mona Dunlap C AT E R E R : Tug’s W E D D I N G G OW N : Low’s Bridal and Formal P H OTO G R A P H E R :

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Ashley Murphy Images C E R E M O N Y & R E C E P T I O N : The Cadre Building Downtown Dish Catering F LO R I S T: L&Jay Productions W E D D I N G CO O R D I N ATO R : Salt Style & Events | Betsy McKay W E D D I N G G OW N : Allure Bridals

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gallery with Ken Hall

Intrude installation coming to the Brooks Photography: © Amanda Parer Studios

January Art & About Say it with me: new year. Hallelujah and goodbye 2016, let’s embrace the fresh slate that is 2017. I never really do well with resolutions about diet and exercise, at least after the first couple of well-intentioned weeks. Nor have I picked up a second language or mastered the violin in the past twelve months. More attainable and enjoyable goals are at hand however. This month you might attend your first (ever or in a long time at least) symphony or small ensemble

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Tad Lauritzen Wright art opening

Brooks Museum, 7 pm, free

David Lusk Gallery, 6-8 pm

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Playhouse on the Square

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Elvis at the Movies

Memphis Symphony, Cannon Center, 7:30pm

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Katie Thiroux, Jazz in the Box series GPAC , 7pm

Helen Fielder and Kathleen Williams art opening Levy Gallery Buckman Performing Art Center, 60 Perkins Ext’d, 5:30–7:30 pm

Works on Paper by David Malkin Jay Etkin Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

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performance. There are art openings, films, and plays. The weather might be dreary but brave it and try something new. New experiences are what keep our minds sharp and growing, arts experiences, in particular, are both selfimprovement and entertainment. The Memphis area boasts a nice variety of options in January; resolve to enjoy some of them.

Duncan Phyfe lecture by Matthew Thurlow Decorative Arts Trust, Brooks Museum, 10:30am, free with museum admission

Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Cannon Center/GPAC, 7:30/2:30.

Guns, Violence & Justice art opening

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Metal Museum

GPAC, 8 pm

Concerts International, Harris Concert Hall University of Memphis, 7:30 pm

Youth Classical Concert

Buckman Performing Arts Center, 7 pm

Haint

Germantown Community Theatre, 3037 Forest Hill – Irene Rd. Through February 12

Brooks Museum

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Dali Quartet

Circuit Playhouse. Through February 19.

Amanda Parer’s Intrude art opening

Theatre Memphis

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Cannon Center, 7:30 pm

Hand to God

A group show exploring individual and national accumulations of weapons, protection and aggression, recreation and justice

The 39 Steps

Beethoven’s Second

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A Winter’s Tale

Memphis Chamber Music Society, home of Ken Robison, 3 pm


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DAYSTOCK

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Music Heals P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

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Mark O. Ramirez

November 26, 2016

The Warehouse

Daystock, an 8-hour fundraising event, was held on Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. Danny Day turned his 60th birthday celebration into a mega-music day to raise money for Church Health, plus Memphis musicians David Skypeck and Cecil Yancy. The stellar line-up included Bryan Hayes, Southern Avenue, the Wampus Cats, FreeWorld, and Valerie June - just to name a few. Happy birthday, Danny, and thanks for giving back to support the Memphis music community!grant theme, Foundations for the Future: programs that help youth meet their potential.

Billy & Jana Wilson

Mike McNeer, Sandi Butler Hughes & Ken Hall

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Danny Day, Kris Kourdouvelis & Mark Parsell

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Holly Canale, Hannah Day, Weng Jing Li, Rhonda Day, Jordan Guess & Raven Day January 2017 / 97


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Bobby Rush | The Landers Center

3 Doors Down | The Orpheum

REO Speedwagon | Live at the Garden

Calvin Richardson | The Landers Center

Avett Brothers | The Landers Center 98 / January 2017

Sheryl Crow | Live at the Garden


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N OT E S

SISSY’S LOG CABIN Jingle & Mingle P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

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Mark O. Ramirez

December 1, 2016

Sissy’s Log Cabin

It was a festive evening at Laurelwood when Sissy’s Log Cabin along with neighbor James Davis opened their shops for after-hours holiday cheer. Friends and shoppers enjoyed the celebration with tasty noshes and libations. Holiday shopping at its finest!

Kristi & Joey Schaeffer

Carrie Schaefer & Hudson Atkins

Cory, Meg & Tom Prewitt, Sharri Jones & DavidPrewitt & Toni Evans with Michael Donahue Ellen

Thea Adell, Trinna Patterson & Edwyne Bonner

Leonard Draper

Angela Russell & Lisa Brumleve

Angela Russell, Tiffany Brimhall & Vicki Jones

Carl McVey, Michael Bohner & Bill Jones

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mix&mingle RIVER OAKS GARDEN CLUB CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON The ladies of the River Oaks Garden Club enjoyed Christmas festivities at their annual luncheon, which was held at the beautiful Hunt and Polo Club. This yearly gathering always leaves guests in the spirit of the season!

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Sandra Sperry, Carrie Reidmeyer, Ilene Friener & Kathleen Pender

Ilene Friener, Beth Ploch & Michelle Meritt

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Glenna Flautt & Patricia Meyers

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TOP 40 UNDER 40 URBAN ELITE PROFESSIONALS BLACK TIE GALA Cynthia Daniels & Company, an event planning company, honored 40 young professionals for their work in the community. The Awards Gala celebrated young professionals by awarding them in five foundational areas: Outstanding Citizen, Entrepreneurship, Community Engagement, Arts, and Education. With 300-plus in attendance, the first class, black-tie awards gala was held at Opera Memphis and was hosted by K97 radio personality Big Sue. Attendees enjoyed dinner by D. Authur’s Catering, one of the night’s honorees, plus entertainment by Memphis native Lil Rounds, an “American Idol Season 8” contestant. The keynote address was delivered by Gyasi Chisley, global senior vice president at United Healthcare, and he shared nine contributing factors for becoming an effective leader.

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mix&mingle PARAGON BANK COLLECTS DONATIONS FOR MIDSOUTH FOOD BANK Paragon Bank recently collected donations for Mid-South Food Bank. They raised $1,800 and about 500 cans which comes out to over 5,500 meals for the Food Bank and hungry families in our community. To learn more or to make a donation, visit midsouthfoodbank.org.

CHICKASAW OAKS SHOP & SIP HOLIDAY EVENT It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Chickasaw Oaks Village celebrated that sentiment at the annual Christmas Open House. In addition to shopping at some of the city’s best boutiques, guests enjoyed holiday cocktails, desserts, live music, gift card giveaways, store discounts, and Santa was available for photos and visits with children.

Jennifer Bradley & Renee Pinlac

Arthur Kahn & Lisa Mallory with Biscuit & Bertie Wooster

Mildred Smith, Sarah Norton, Myrna Halpern, Cindy Gambrell & Meg McCord

Lawson, McRae & Ashley Stanford

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