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Contents JULY 2017
Outtakes 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 30 36 38 44 46 47
Black & White Ball Live at the Garden Announcement Party Art By Design Gift of Life Gala Scholar-Athlete Banquet Viva Colombia Gala Latino Festival River Oaks Garden Club Spring Luncheon Bluegrass in the Beer Garden Sunset Soiree Great Wine Auction Salt Style & Events 5th Anniversary Gossett Porsche Panamera Unveiling
Features 27 48
A Gracious Guest Bedroom Bejeweled, Bedecked & Bespangled
Regulars 32 39 50 53 58 63
Fashion: The Scene of Summer â&#x20AC;&#x2122;17 Recipes: Tomatoes: The Fruit of Summer Gallery with Ken Hall Celebrating Marriage Mix & Mingle Memphis Impact
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Caring for women through every season of life. July 2017 Volume VII • Number 9 PUBLISHER
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As the region’s first freestanding
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recognized as experts on women’s health.
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From high risk pregnancies with a dedicated
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Heirloom Stuffed Tomatoes by Owen Brennan’s. See recipe on page 43. Photography by Mark O. Ramirez.
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ABOUT THE FRONT COV E R
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BLACK & WHITE BALL JC Runyon Foundation
N OT E S The JC Runyon Foundation awards scholarship funds to students who have been affected by a behavioral health disorder, psychiatric or substance abuse. The studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families have spent many tens of thousands of dollars on their recovery through inpatient and outpatient care. Since before treatment, studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; grades are often erratic due to the unstable nature of their disorders, many find themselves without the typical means to help pay for college. The annual Black and White Gala raises funds to send these hard working, over-comers to college giving them the chance to #LiveTheirNextChapter!
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 22, 2017
Clark Opera Center
Jacob & Myra Ring
Felicia & Jeffrey Stablein with Jenna & Kendal Harper
Brad & Tara Bowling with Amanda & James Cagle
Kathy & Amanda Logan with Jacob, Jackson, J.T., Niki & Jim Shaheen
Lindsay & Will Adams
Kendra Kemp & Brian McLaran
Jasmine & LaTonya Wooden, Elizabeth Lukes & Adam Onuesa 14 / July 2017
Jim & Sheila Wilson
Tom Brown & Dr. Carmen Kynard
Glenn & Kirby Floyd
Dr. Sherrie Artman
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Live at the Garden
The Mid-South anxiously awaits the line-up for the outdoor concert season, and the annual announcement party gets the season started. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a summer tradition - pack your picnic basket and dance the night away to great music on the Live Stage in the beautiful garden setting!
ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
April 26, 2017
Memphis Botanic Garden
The Yuletide Team
Rita & Don DeWeese
Earle Farrell & Steve Conley
Dr. Barbara Benstein with Ricky & Barb Parham
Jill Murray, David Hollie & Jaci Erale
Vicki Duggins, Tiffany Benya, Page McCoy, Barbara Dooley & Myra Gill 16 / July 2017
Jim & Elizabeth Duncan
John Pfund & Lisa Carroll
Barbara Patronis & Lelia Green
Roger Miller & April Askew
Tiaia Baker & Ceil Walker
Mike Allen with Vicki & Ron Olson
Sherry May, Jamison Totten, Page McCoy & Tiffany Benya
Lynette & David McCormick
Tracey Rich & Leigh Ann Strough
Ron Himes & Vickie Howell
Felicia Phillips & Bridgett Rawls
Carol Ann Young & Steve Endwisle
Sherry & Tim May
Behind every successful campaign are individuals who step-up and inspire others to follow. These leaders are part of the Circle of Red and Men Go Red for Women. This elite group of men and women is made-up of individuals who have made a significant personal commitment with their time and treasures to support the Go Red for Women movement. They also use their influence to inspire their communities to help women live longer, stronger lives.
Circle of Red
Barbara Blum Denise Burke Kim Cherry
Brooke Dishmon Dana Dye Debbie Eddlestone
Jennifer Gilbert Sharon Goldstein Adrienne LeBlanc
Men Go Red
Jerry Blum Robert Burns Dr. Dwight Dishmon
Tim Finnell Sr. Steven Gubin Chris LeBlanc
Tyler McGlaughlin Mickey McLellan Andre Wharton
Judy McLellan Susan Springfield Monica Wharton
For details on how to join, please contact the local American Heart Association office at 901-248-7950
Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors: First Tennessee Foundation • Caesar’s Entertainment • Cigna • University of Tennessee Health Science Center • Ring Container Technologies • Regional One Health • Kroger • Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare • FedEx • Stern Cardiovascular Foundation • AutoZone • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis • Bass, Berry & Sims • Delta Dental • Dixon Hughes Goodman • First Tennessee Advisors • Independent Wealth Management, LLC • John and Leslie Daniel • Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance • Medtronic • Memphis Obstetrics and Gynecological Association (MOGA) • Mid-South Transplant Foundation • Mid-South Maternal Fetal Medicine • Susan Springfield • Waller Law Firm • Zoll-Lifevest • FM 100 • Local 24 Cares • La Prensa Latina
ART BY DESIGN ArtsMemphis
N OT E S Art By Design 2017 raised over $135,000 for ArtsMemphis to support more than 60 local arts groups. The festive three-day event featured cocktail parties in the evening along with public openings during the day to showcase the design artistry of 13 of Memphisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top interior design teams.
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 27-29, 2017
Mike Lawing & Sam Henderson
Lawrence Cowart, Rachel Delgado, Renee Stubbs, Denice McMahon, Carmen Bond, Adrian McGraw & Ali Delgado
Neely & Leslie Carter
Memphis Mean Time : Colin Britton
Kontji & Patrick Hendricks with Kesha Whitaker
Macy Otten, Sharon Fleming, Chris Crawford & Scot Robinson
Caroline, Durant & Sharon Fleming
Sherri Wright, Molly Schay, Lesley Cullen & Terri West
Jacquelyn Sappenfield & Chris Cummins
Dr. Lauren Mitchell & Ken Hall
Mona & Bill Sappenfield
Dan Reid & Alice Higdon
Nancy & Mary Golden 18 / July 2017
Ebony Smith & Brandon Arrindell
Ed Bridges & McKenzie Franz
Katie & Tom Hutton
Ashley Binkley & Cara Greenstein
Jake & Becca Gaines
GIFT OF LIFE GALA National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 29, 2017
Peabody Hotel Skyway
N OT E S The National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee recently hosted the annual Gift of Life Gala. The evening soiree was a festive night of fine foods, dancing, and celebrating the work of NKF to fight kidney disease.
Tasha & Reggie Thompson
Amber Parson & Sabrina Tiller
Frank, Marilyn & Brad Canada with Randy & Lillie Richardson
Bob Phillips & Randa Lipman
Stephanie Wall, Geeta Gyamlani, Angie Wallick & Carol Headley
Brittney Downs, Deshanda Henry & Dr. Lakisha Davis
Kim & Brad Van Frank
Jason Canada & Mary Ashton Taylor
Dianne Barrett, Verna Harris & Kimberly Hargrove
Casey & Alexandra Shockey with Allison & Dr. Joshua Douglas 20 / July 2017
Jennifer & Tony McKissick
Leland & Erica Burgess
Clients seldom care about the books their lawyer wrote. Clients care how their case went and how they were treated. The Rice’s have received the AIOFLA’s Client Satisfaction Award for the past 3 years. “Larry is simply the best divorce lawyer in the business. His team of attorneys and paralegals make sure that their clients are well informed and taken care of on a daily basis. They get results and make even difficult divorces come to a conclusion quickly and smoothly.” -Robert LaBonia “Larry Rice helped me navigate through a difficult divorce. He was kind, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. I never would have made it without him. I would recommend him to anyone!” -Dawn Hicks “As a client, Mr. Rice and his staff provided superlative knowledge and guidance, with not only my best interest in mind, but more importantly, that of my child. With results far beyond expectations, I can attest to Mr. Rice and staff’s organized handling of what are always emotional and difficult times in the client’s life.” -Larry Hensley “I cannot express my gratitude and complete satisfaction of a job well done from such a brilliant and caring team as the Rice Divorce Team. They are indeed top notch and will beat your every expectation!” -Jennifer Roberts “As an attorney who has interacted with attorneys on a daily basis for more than fifteen years, I was impressed by Nick Rice! Nick made every effort to work out my case at the lowest possible cost. However, when my ex-husband failed to negotiate, Nick was ready to go to court. He ensured that I too was prepared for court. Nick was always available to respond to my questions or concerns. I felt as though I was in the best hands throughout the process. I appreciate the way I was treated by everyone at the Rice firm! Without hesitation I highly recommend Nick Rice.” - Angie “Larry Rice is one of the best attorneys in the Memphis area. I know firsthand because he was the best attorney for my personal situation, and for that I am grateful. I recommend Mr. Larry Rice without hesitation as one of the best divorce attorneys.” - Dr. John E. Bell “To say this man is a brilliant attorney would be a gross understatement. Keen instincts, an innate understanding of the human psyche, and adaptive strategies give him an extraordinary edge. He clearly intimidates opposition. If you are looking for representation that will afford you a calming sense of control during a most tumultuous time, the clear choice is Larry Rice.” -Elizabeth Holman “Larry Rice handled my divorce the way that I wanted it handled. I wanted to work out a settlement that would not leave me enemies with my ex, but would still protect my interests in my 23 year marriage. We walk into his office with a heavy heart and walk out knowing we have the best on our side! I recommend his entire office and staff to anyone needing legal help.” - Leanne Simmons “One of the best phone calls I ever made was to Nick Rice. Nick's knowledge of the law and his dedication to his clients is extraordinary. He is clever, intelligent, steadfast, well-spoken and confident. Nick did an outstanding job in the courtroom, and he gave me peace of mind throughout the entire process.” - -Beth The Rice Divorce Team 901.526.6701 www.aboutdivorce.com
275 Jefferson Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38103 Results will vary from case to case. For more reviews go to aboutdivorce.com/reviews
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S C HO L A RATHL E TE BAN Q U E T
The Memphis Chapter of the National Football Foundation recently held their annual black tie scholar-athlete banquet. The well-established chapter honored eleven high school and two college football players in the Memphis area, and awarded them scholarships based on athletics, academics, and community service. Additional honors recognized at the banquet include an outstanding high school coach, outstanding assistant coach, a notable Memphis resident, and an award was presented to a football player that has overcome a great physical setback.
National Football Foundation Memphis Chapter P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 1, 2017
Pam Kimery & Emma Katherine Hutto
Karla, Reagan, John Combs with Robin & Teena Jacobs
Trip Campbell, John Barzizza & Bill Lofton
Kim Gordon, Patti Shannon & Greg Cotton Patti Shannon with Chuck & Barbara Strong Patti Shannon, Gina Pickens, Pat Caldwell, Pam Mattingly, Janet Gatewood & Kathryn McWhorter
Cecil, Kimberly & Nathan Adams
2017 Scholarship Honorees 22 / July 2017
Myles Baker, Tiffany Jones & Trevor Forbes
Ben Johnson & Adam Boone
Gabby & Brooke Smith
Dr. Keith & Sharon Williams
Marcus Wimberly & Ryan Grooves
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VIVA COLOMBIA GALA Memphis in May
N OT E S The 41st Memphis in May International festival saluted the country of Colombia, and a festive gala was held to commemorate the month-long celebration. A special guest, Colombian Ambassador to the organization of American States AndrĂŠs GonzĂĄlez, was in attendance. Partygoers enjoyed dinner and dancing to kick off this most wonderful month in Memphis!
P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 12, 2017
Peabody Hotel Skyway
Jerry & Bobbi Gillis with Colombian Ambassador Andres Gonzalez
Dr. Rosie Richmond, Hon. Janice Holder & Lynn Bishop
Chuck Pinkowski, Pam & Conrad Matula & Jenny Pinkowski
Cristobal Moreno & Priscilla Rivas
Jim & Judy Baker
Katie & Tom Hutton
Roger & Kathy Sapp with Jennifer & Don Lasseter
Ted & Kathy Ferguson
Kevin & Haden Kane
Melissa Cadavid, Dr. Tom Gettelfinger & Natalia Giraldo 24 / July 2017
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Jay & Ron Coleman, Kim & Maurice Denbow with Doug Browne
Sam & Pierce Sullivan
Patrick & Machala Gilbert
Lenoir Owens & Mary Kyles
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Latino Memphis joined Memphis in May to celebrate Colombia at the annual festival in Overton Park. The festival featured vibrant folkloric dances, salsa lessons from the 2017 World Salsa Summit Champions, and the Futboleros, the Harlem Globetrotters of Soccer. Over the past 20 years, Latino Memphis has become the go-to organization for issues impacting the Hispanic community in the Mid-South.
LATINO FESTIVAL P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 13, 2017
Tina Jay, Wally Jor, Cristina Gutierrez, Matt Parr with Valentina & Reed Evans
Yandel Santos, Faby Marqus, Andrea Azalos & Jasmin Magana
Christian & April Perdomo
Diana & Linda Meza, Jorge Jaramillo with Marcela & Julio Suarez
Max Laurance & Evelyn McLean
David & Alex Matlock with Yezenia & Jeff Horton
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26 / July 2017
A Gracious Guest Bedroom Lesley Harris Colvett; photography by Mark O. Ramirez
Who doesn’t love a bedroom with puffy pillows, beautiful bedding, and wellappointed accessories and artwork? Interior Designer Steve Nabers created a picture-perfect guest bedroom and bathroom in the downtown Memphis residence of Lew and Sanders Anderson. Nabers shares his expertise on successfully decorating a guest bedroom and bathroom so you can welcome your guests in comfort, beauty, and style. Nabers says one of the keys to a well-designed guest bedroom is creating a spa-like environment. “So many people are traveling these days, and are accustomed to staying in nice accommodations. You want your guests to feel like the room they are staying in is as you would find in a nice hotel,” he says. Some touches to accomplish this would be fresh flowers, reading material, a television, a luggage rack for suitcases, and space in the closet for hanging clothes.
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The bed looks cozy and inviting - mainly due to the big, fluffy pillows placed ever-so-perfectly. “I have large, down-filled pillows custom made, which look more relaxed and cozy,” Nabers says. The Andersons told Nabers what colors they would like to incorporate throughout their home, so he brought the aquas and blues in with the pillows, artwork and accessories for pops of color. This guest bedroom has tall ceilings, so to enhance this feature and take the “eye up”, Nabers incorporated tall, dried greenery arrangements in containers on either side of the bed. A neutral fabric-covered headboard with colorful wall art placed above are the pièces de résistance of the room. The Andersons brought the bedside chests and an upholstered chair, which Nabers had recovered in a patterned fabric, from their former home. The remaining pieces of furniture and accessories came from Nabers’ showroom/warehouse on Broad Avenue. The bedroom windows look lovely with soft, linen panels. Screens scroll down for privacy and keeping the bright sun out, which is important for any bedroom. Nabers says keeping the guest bedroom streamlined is good, but you can also have more fun, and in this case with the downtown residence, decorate with a slight edge. “With the guest bedroom, keep it practical but bring in a little more surprise,” Steve says. Directly off the bedroom is the guest bathroom, which continues the sleek, contemporary look. Marble floors, a spa-inspired tub and shower, white cabinets and white quartz countertops create a clean look that any guest would enjoy. A vignette of small paintings by Jesse Nabers Alston, Naber’s daughter who is also a designer at Nabers Interiors, coordinate with the cool color tones of the bedroom. With these ideas, you’ll be ready to welcome guests at a moment’s notice!
2665 Broad Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 www.nabersinteriors.com Designers: Steve M. Nabers, ASID, IDS Jesse Nabers Alston, IDS
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SPRING LUNCHEON P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 18, 2017
Memphis Country Club
The River Oaks Garden Club May Luncheon theme was “Birds and Butterflies,” and tables decorated with centerpieces of azaleas, begonias, greenery, and ferns reflected the motif. Co-chairs of this event were Karen Emmett, Candy McIntyre, and Denise Williams, along with five new members: Leslie Dunavant, Glenna Flautt, Nicole Harris, Joan Heflin, and Kara Preston. The club honored their Carnival Memphis Princess, Elizabeth Owen, new incoming officers, and their 2017-2018 President, Judy Van Steenberg. Upon leaving, each guest received an Agnes Stark pottery bird.
Mary Helen & Elizabeth Owen with Hilda Mullen
Mary Jane Hamlett & Paula Buttross
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Leslie Dunavant, Kathleen Pender & Kate Weathersby
Kathleen Pender, Betty Green & Judy Van Steenberg
Karen Emmett, Patricia Meyers & Glenna Flautt
Sue Atchley & Kay Liles
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BLUEGRASS IN THE BEER GARDEN P H OTO G R A P H Y
LO C AT I O N
Mark O. Ramirez
May 13, 2017
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Courtyard
The annual St. Mary’s Catholic Church Bluegrass in the Beer Garden was a fun evening and raised money for the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen. The fundraiser featured great live bluegrass music, delicious food, and tours of the beautiful historic church. The Soup Kitchen serves meals six days and around 1200 meals per week, 60,000 per year, and this is their only fundraiser. Anyone is welcome to visit the Soup Kitchen from 6:3010:00am for soup, sandwiches and snacks to experience the wonderful work and ministry in downtown Memphis.
Michelle & Sean Wisnieski with Erin & Dave Archer
Scott Boyd, Betsy McKay & Tony Walsh Stacy & Nick Harmeier
Matt & Adrienne Price with Anna & Greg Polley
Maureen Hutton with Chris & Meredith Bryan Martin Johnson, Cathy Clark & Becky Heard
Nathan & Jenny Harmeier Jessica Brewer, Jacob Kelly & Devanie Cooper
Robert Hutton with Pastor Fr. John Hourican 36 / July 2017
Anna & Greg Polley with Kellie & Jordan Walker
Tracy Frase with Bob & Joanne Maichrowicz
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SUNSET SOIREE Porter-Leath
The Annual Sunset Soiree hosted by Karl and Gail Schledwitz at their gracious downtown home was a fine dining experience to benefit Porter-Leath. The evening featured the live jazz duo Breeze, magnificent views of the Mississippi River, and gourmet dishes honoring the Memphis in May themed country of Colombia. The eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proceeds benefit Porter-Leath, and their mission to empower children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.
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Linda Dombroski, Elizabeth Rosenblum & Mindy May
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Peter Abell, Elizabeth Souder, Rob Hughes with Karl & Gail Schledwitz
Ben & Martha Bryant
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Andrew & Steve Oseman with Sean Lee Hon. Diane Vescovo & Mike McLaren
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the fruit of summer Photography by Mark O. Ramirez
It’s tomato season - that short and hallowed time of year to savor Cherokee Purples and Big Boys. With farmer’s markets from downtown to Collierville, you can buy your favorite farmgrown tomatoes and enjoy the deliciousness of summer!
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Pimento Cheese Grits with Oven Roasted Tomatoes & Poached Eggs
2 cups mixed cherry or grape tomatoes (St. Bethany’s Fresh – MS grown) 1-2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup water or vegetable broth
1/3 cup white or yellow grits salt and pepper, to taste ¼ cup prepared pimento cheese (like local fave Tom’s Tiny Kitchen) 2-4 tablespoons milk 4 eggs 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, toss the tomatoes with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread out on the sheet pan in a single layer and roast until lightly charred, about 12-15 minutes. Set aside. In a medium saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute
the onion, stirring occasionally, until caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and wipe out pan. Fill with water and bring to a bare simmer. For the grits, in a medium saucepan, heat the water/broth with salt and pepper to a boil. Turn down heat to low and whisk in grits. Continue to cook until the liquid is absorbed and the grits are tender. Off the heat, whisk in the pimento cheese and extra milk to get to a nice creamy consistency. Keep warm. For the eggs, add the vinegar to the simmering water and add the eggs, cooking until poached to the desired doneness. When ready to serve, place half of the cheese grits on the serving dish and top with the caramelized onions and tomatoes. Top each dish with 2 poached eggs, garnishing with fresh, minced cilantro and additional cracked black pepper. July 2017 / 39
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad fresh heirloom tomatoes, 3 different colors 1 English cucumber 1 red onion 1 ounce arugula
Ripley Tomato Caprese Panini 4 Ripley tomatoes, sliced thick 1 ciabatta roll sliced in half 1 ball mozzarella di bufala, sliced thick 8 fresh basil leaves 1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons parmesan, grated 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 cup balsamic vinegar salt and pepper to taste
In a small pot, bring balsamic to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Reduce balsamic by about half, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Chop 4 of the basil leaves, reserving the other 4. In a mixing bowl, combine chopped basil, garlic, oil, mayo, parmesan and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly to create a pesto mayo. Butter both sides of ciabatta with pesto mayo. Assemble sandwich: ciabatta, tomato, mozzarella, 4 remaining basil leaves, balsamic reduction, ciabatta. Transfer sandwich to panini press. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on medium high heat. The Ripley tomatoes are from the Agricenter Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market. 40 / July 2017
4 ounces sourdough bread 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup granulated sugar sea salt and black pepper
Choose your favorite heirloom tomatoes from a local farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market. Combine vinegar and sugar together in a mixing bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Slice the two ends off of the cucumber and cut it in half. Slice cucumber lengthwise very thin, using a vegetable peeler or a mandolin. Place cucumber into the vinegar mixture for one hour. Cut sourdough bread into one inch pieces. Place them on a sheet pan and cook them in the oven at 350 degrees for 4-5 minutes until lightly toasted and dry. Allow to cool to room temperature. Wash the tomatoes well and cut them in half. Remove the stem and cut into one inch pieces. Divide tomato, sourdough bread and three each slices of cucumber in 4 plastic bags. Take two ounces of the cucumber pickling vinegar and whisk in six ounces of olive oil to create a cucumber vinaigrette. Add one teaspoon to each bag of tomatoes; allow to marinate at room temperature for one hour. Peel red onion and slice one quarter of the onion into very thin slices and separate the sliver of onions. In a mixing bowl, toss the tomato mixture, red onions, arugula; dress with two tablespoons of the cucumber vinegar and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh black pepper to serve.
Stacked Heirloom Tomato Salad with Grilled Halibut
4 heirloom tomatoes, at least 2 different colors 1 red onion 2 sprigs of oregano, chopped 4 basil leaves, chopped red wine vinegar extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper 1 7 ounce filet of halibut
2 garlic cloves, minced 6 asparagus spears fresh herbs of your choice, chopped 1 small can of tomato paste 1 rib of celery, rough chopped 1 carrot, rough chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon peppercorns hickory wood chips
For the Salad: Slice the heirloom tomatoes 1/4 inch thick so that you have 6 slices of alternating colors. Slice the onion very thin. Save all the tomato and onion trimmings. Beginning with a tomato slice, in a ring mold build layers of tomato, onions, basil and oregano. Make sure to season each layer with a light dusting of salt and pepper. When the ring mold is full, sprinkle the salad with olive oil and red wine vinegar so that enough runs down all the layers. Place a weight on top of the salad and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. For the Halibut: Season the fish with salt and pepper, garlic, and chopped herbs. Lightly brush a very hot grill or grill pan with oil or non-stick spray, place the fish flesh side down at a 45 degree angle to the grates. Do not move the fish for 2 minutes. Rotate the fish 90 degrees to cross-hatch the grill marks. Cook for 1 more minute on this side then flip the fish gently. Cook the fish for 2 minutes on the other side. Remove the fish and serve immediately with Charred Asparagus and Smoky Tomato Broth. For the Asparagus: Coat asparagus spears in olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Place them on the same hot grill or grill pan and let them smoke. Char them on one side then the other. Cook for a total of 3 minutes. For the Smoky Tomato Broth: Take all the tomato trimmings, onion trimmings, celery, and carrot and place in a smoker basket. Smoke the hickory wood chips in the smoker basin. Place the basket on top of the basin and cover. Smoke vegetables for 5 minutes. Cook the smoked vegetables in a sauce pot until soft. Add tomato paste, bay leaf, peppercorns, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cover with water and cook for 5 minutes. Blend this mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through a fine strainer with a coffee filter.
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Tomato and Melon Salad with Mint Syrup Vinaigrette
2 large heirloom tomato slices honeydew melon cut in rings as needed cantaloupe melon cut in rings as needed
1 pound feta cheese, crumbled olive oil micro or regular mint for garnish
Season the tomato slices and melons with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Stack the melons with the tomatoes (honeydew, cantaloupe, tomato, feta cheese, honeydew, cantaloupe, tomato) and drizzle with the mint syrup vinaigrette. Garnish with micro or regular mint before serving. The heirloom tomatoes are from Old World Farms in Hernando, MS, and can be found at the Hernando Square Farmers Market on Saturdays. Mint Syrup Vinaigrette 3 ounces granulated sugar 3 ounces water
2 sprigs fresh mint 1 lemon zest and juice
Heat water, sugar, and mint in a pot until boiling. Remove the pot from the heat and cool down. After cool, add the lemon juice and zest and set aside until ready to use. July 2017 / 41
Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad With English Pea Coulis And Spiced Yogurt
1 lb. assorted heirloom tomatoes cut in various shapes 1 large English cucumber, peeled into strips Âź cup cooked English peas 3 tablespoons heavy cream juice and zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons plain yogurt 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
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one ripe tomato 2 cups baby romaine lettuce 2 ounces Goat cheese
Slice tomatoes to desired thickness. Place tomatoes on the lettuce and drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with goat cheese and enjoy the deliciousness of summer. The tomatoes are from Peach World by Clara and Wayne Oswald. Locally grown lettuces and fresh-made goat cheeses are also available from area farmers markets.
Place the English peas, heavy cream and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Place in refrigerator until time to serve. Peas can be poached in salted water until bright green, or feel free to purchase precooked peas ( fresh are preferred). In a small bowl, mix together the lemon zest, yogurt, salt and nutmeg and mix thoroughly. Place in refrigerator until time to serve. In a large mixing bowl, mix the heirloom tomatoes and strips of cucumber with the chopped parsley and olive oil. Season with Kosher salt and black pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Serve with the two chilled sauces on the side or have fun decorating a platter with the sauces as paint.
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good olive oil salt and cracked black pepper
Gazpacho 1 cucumber, seeded but not peeled 1 red bell pepper, cored and seeded 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and seeded 4 Ripley tomatoes 1 red onion 3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups tomato juice 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt and pepper to taste
Roughly chop the cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and red onions Put each vegetable separately into a food processor until it is coarsely chopped, almost a puree.
Heirloom Stuffed Tomatoes Heirloom tomatoes Variety of heirlooms from Tubby Creek Farms are Cherokee Purple, Big Rainbow, Jubilee, and Black Krim; cut tops off of each and hollow out with spoon, reserving the inside for stuffing mixture. Vegetable Stuffing 1 Maize corn 1 red onion, diced 1 each green and red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 cup olive oil salt and pepper
Cut the corn from the cob, and toss all together with the reserved tomato insides. After each vegetable is processed, combine in a large bowl and add the garlic, tomato juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving. The longer gazpacho sits, the more the flavors develop. Serve in a chilled bowl.
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Lemon Beurre Blanc Stuffing 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat 1 small bunch thyme, chopped 1 cup white wine 3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup lemon juice 10 black peppercorns 1 shallot, diced Put all in pot and reduce till almost dry. Chill and fill a hollowed out heirloom tomato. A special thanks to Tubby Creek for the heirlooms, and to Delta Sol Farm for the summer blooms. Both farmers are at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am-1pm, in the First Congo parking lot. Tomatoes purchased from Tubby Creek Farm tubbycreekfarm.com. Flowers purchased from Delta Sol Farm deltasolfarm.com. They can both be found at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am-1pm, in the First Congo parking lot. July 2017 / 43
GREAT WINE AUCTION
N OT E S The Memphis Wine + Food Series featured several fun-filled events over this weekend in May at the Brooks Museum. Guests attending the Grand Auction enjoyed a delicious seated dinner, fine wines, and bidding at a high-energy live auction under the tent on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plaza. This year was the 25th anniversary of the wine series, and successfully broke all previous fundraising efforts!
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Mark O. Ramirez
May 20, 2017
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SALT STYLE & EVENTS 5th Anniversary P H OTO G R A P H Y
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May 27, 2017
Betsy McKay, celebrated her fifth year anniversary as owner of Salt Style & Events with a party at The Bluff, the hip new go-to spot on the Highland Strip. Customers, friends, and business associates celebrated the company’s success while looking to the future.
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margo.rebecca TREND-FORWARD, FEMININE & VERSATILE What started as a dorm room hobby, margo.rebecca jewelry has evolved into an emerging brand with a very loyal following in less than a year with the designs already available in ten cities (!) with customers ordering throughout the country. Margo Libby is the founder and creative director for the brand, and she is a Memphis native who recently returned to the Mid-South after attending the University of Arizona. Margo is inspired by street-style, blogs, and Instagram, from both popular and under the radar influencers. She is always on the search for new materials to incorporate into her pieces, and that often dictates her latest designs. She really likes working with an assortment of metal chains, pairing beads of all sizes, and adding pendants for easy layering. The margo.rebecca aesthetic focuses on mixing metals and different colors to create both bold and delicate looks. For instance, the Stephanie is a new, shorter design, and for a longer necklace, the Eloise or Bernice are both very popular. With different chains and bead pairings, the pieces are striking, statement looks in her line. If she has to choose her go-to piece for everyday, she has too many favorites but narrowed it down to two. “I’d pick a simple, everyday piece, such as the Gigi choker with small, clear crystals that seamlessly layers with most necklaces. I also wear my Eve earrings all the time. Kite-shaped with a crystal dangle, they look perfect with most necklaces, but are great alone as well,” Margo said. margo.rebecca jewelry is available at American Threads, Dazzle, Eden Day Spa, Lansky The Accessories Shop and Lansky 126, Walking Pants, and at margorebecca.com.
Gauthier STATEMENT, BOLD & MEMORABLE Dee Dee Gauthier is a native Memphian and attended college in Boston, where she studied at the Massachusetts College of Art, before returning to the South and graduating from the University of Mississippi. After 48 / July 2017
earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she lived and worked in Arizona and Idaho, where she found inspiration in the two different landscapes. The beautiful surroundings were reflected in her ceramics, paintings, and jewelry designs. “I am a very visual person so my surroundings influence my designs. There’s creativity all around whether it’s nature, art or fashion that give me inspiration,” Dee Dee explained. After experimenting with different mediums, she found her passion in creating jewelry, choosing her family name for her company.
Tower together, and they look great dressed up or dressed down. One of Amy’s favorite bands, the Grateful Dead, said it best and is an inspiration for her art: “Once in awhile you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”
Gauthier designs are created from Dee Dee’s artistic and travel background, and she selects her primary materials depending on what she is designing at the time. “I could be using Italian leather, baroque pearls, or rare gemstones. I like shopping at estate sales, antique stores and international markets finding unusual pieces to showcase current trend designs in my jewelry,” she said.
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Dee Dee creates jewelry that is one of a kind, and she envisions any piece she creates to appeal to a variety of women. “I recently had a Mother of the Bride ask me to design jewelry to accessorize her dress. I found vintage pieces from Seattle and an antique brooch in New Orleans. The results were stunning!” Gauthier is available at Kittie Kyle and Loudean’s; follow Dee Dee on Facebook and Instagram at Gauthier Jewelry.
Amy Wells Designs RUSTIC, UNIQUE & FREE-SPIRITED Amy began her career in the financial services industry. After the birth of her daughter, she was able to return to her passion - creating, and, with that, Amy Wells Designs was born. She finds inspiration from the amazing beauty of organic stones, fashion, music (all of her necklaces are named after her favorite songs), and the wonderful women who wear her pieces. Amy works primarily in natural gemstones, freshwater pearls, Thai and sterling silver, and a mixture of metals and fine leather. One of Amy’s favorite designs for making a statement is The Wind Cries Mary. It is a stunning combination of amazonite on hand-wrapped gunmetal wire, antiqued bronze chain and oxidized pewter chain with a stunning soldered faceted crystal quartz drop. It works great with a little black dress or with your favorite jeans and white tee. For everyday wear, Amy says, “I’m a fan of layering and I love pearls!” She often wears her designs, No Expectations and Franklin’s
Amy Wells Designs are available at Sorelle Boutique, Loni’s Fashions, Therapy on the Square in Oxford, MS, as well as numerous boutiques across the country. She can also be found online at amywellsdesigns. com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ECLECTIC, TEXTURAL & SOPHISTICATED Myrna Halpern Jewelry designs are laid-back, yet luxurious, and are the epitome of effortless chic. Myrna takes a personal approach to style, and her signature technique is the use of semiprecious gemstones with an ancient Native American bead weaving process. She spends her summers in the Pacific Northwest, and finds inspiration in nature, especially water and mountains. She also studies the runway shows from New York, Paris, London and Milan to keep up with the upcoming trends. Traveling is another great source of inspiration for Myrna. “I recently returned from London where I spent time on Carnaby Street and Bond Street getting a feel for all types of London fashion,” she said. Her pieces are usually crafted of burnished metals with gemstones, pearls, horn and leather, and for Holiday/Resort 2017-18 she is adding some gold-plated metal for extra sparkle. Over the years, she has also collected vintage components she uses to punctuate her designs. A new silhouette Myrna has created for fall is Adya, and is a good example of a statement piece from her line. “I used horn, leather and a variety of gemstones along with vintage scarabs. It is very representative of my look,” Myrna said. A perfect piece from her collection that can be dressy or worn everyday is the Trish tassel necklace, which includes her signature hand woven beading around the top of the tassel. Rather than plastic or glass seed beads, her bead weaving uses actual gemstones in the design. Myrna Halpern Jewelry is available at Oak Hall, Joseph and Kittie Kyle.
1. margo.rebeca 2. Myrna Halpern Jewelry 3. Saundra Messinger 4. Gauthier 5. Amy Wells Designs 6. Gold + Stone 7. Becca Belz Jewelry
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Gold + Stone
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Saundra Messinger is a native Memphian who went on to successes in New York, first with a singing career then as an executive at Eileen Fisher. She began designing jewelry in the summer of 1999, also resulting in much success including a Vogue cover (November, 2007) and editorial coverage in InStyle and the TV show Extra. When asked to describe herself as a designer, Saundra’s reply is simple -- taught and inspired by life!
Rebecca grew up in Memphis, and after graduating from Emory University in Atlanta with a business degree, she moved to New York and worked in marketing for a jewelry company, Robert Lee Morris. She decided to continue her formal education in Memphis and enrolled in the Memphis College of Art, where she received her Masters in Fine Arts. She uses her training and expertise in design to build her business with new styles and techniques. Most of all, she loves living and working in Memphis with her husband and daughter.
Sophia Margaritis is the creative force behind Gold + Stone. She grew up in Memphis, and attended the University of Arkansas. It was during college that she began making jewelry for herself and friends. After graduating in 2014, she moved back to the Bluff City to figure out her career path and continued designing jewelry. She was invited by a showroom to present at a market in Atlanta. It was a success and with that, her career and full-time business was created!
Saundra explains that the imperfect geometric shapes found in her work are reminiscent of the sea glass produced by the two rivers she loves, the Mississippi and the Hudson. She is inspired by the morning sunlight shining on a grey river, and her jewelry has a shimmering matte finish and tiny sparkling diamonds - like diamonds on the water – and the organic shapes are reminiscent of sea glass. Primarily her pieces are created from recycled sterling silver in organic shapes with conflict-free diamonds. If Saundra was to suggest a statement piece from her collection, it would be one of the very long chainlinked necklaces that can be worn several ways, or one of her organic shaped rings, or bangles with tiny sparkling diamonds. Another suggestion is a piece she wears everyday: a black leather cuff with a sterling silver clasp that is sprinkled with 13 diamonds. Strong, yet feminine, and exemplifies her entire collection! Saundra Messinger is sold exclusively in Memphis at Kittie Kyle. Join Saundra on July 12th at Kittie Kyle for a champagne party, 4 - 6 pm and see some of her latest and most dramatic statement pieces in the collection.
Rebecca begins the process of creating a new design with a stone, a texture, or a shape. From that point, she says “A story begins to unfold and I let the materials guide the way. The natural inclusions or curve of a stone or pearl dictate what the final piece will look like, but the design evolves during the fabrication.” She enjoys working with one-of-a-kind, semi-precious gemstones, beautiful natural freshwater pearls, and metals such as sterling silver, bronze and copper. When asked if she has a particular statement piece in her line, she suggests that she can design something special and unique for each individual. “My favorite thing to do is create a piece that not only speaks to me as the artist, but I want the wearer to feel something every time she wears it as well.” Rebecca’s favorite piece that she wears almost daily is a boulder opal pendant she made along with a special necklace that was a gift from her husband that represents their daughter.
Sophia has traveled extensively, and seeing the world has influenced her work. It also seems that the pieces she makes for herself always end up being very popular with her clientele. “So, when I am designing new things and get overwhelmed I try to come back to the thought, ‘what would I wear this with?’ I am constantly jotting ideas and sketching things out on the go,” Sophia said. She often uses pyrite, a gorgeous metallic semi-precious gemstone, and it’s one of her favorite elements. She also uses antique and matte finish chains, freshwater pearls, antique charms, and deer hide in many pieces. The Mermaid Lariat is a versatile piece that also makes a bold statement. The Disco Bracelets are another Gold + Stone design that is great for everyday wear, and easy to mix in with other bracelets. Sophia’s Gold + Stone jewelry is available at Sorelle Boutique (also the first retailer to carry her designs), Southern Avenue Company, and at shopgoldandstone. com.
Becca Belz Jewelry is available locally at Lansky 126, Oak Hall, and Joseph plus online at beccabelzjewelry. com. July 2017 / 49
gallery with Ken Hall
Does summer heat lead to revolution? The Americans in 1776 and the French in 1789 might lead you to think so. Heating things up can make for interesting developments. On the art and cultural scene, there are fewer offerings in July given that so many Memphians are enjoying their dual citizenship in Destin, but what we do have on the calendar here is enjoyable and engaging. Films are big this month and who doesn’t love an air conditioned theater in July? There are
some great openings and ongoing art exhibitions. Don’t forget that when you are traveling to a beach, you are likely to be near more art – beautiful Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs, MS, the magnificent Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, and so many more. Drive carefully, use sunscreen, and see what a great country that July independence has wrought.
JULY ART EVENTS
The Music of Monk
Hallelujah film screening, On Location Memphis Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando St. , 6-10 pm This 1929 film was shot in Memphis and the Mid-South, features an allblack cast, and garnered an Academy Award nomination.
Whet Thursday Metal Museum, 5-8 pm
Summer Group Exhibition L Ross Gallery, 6-8pm
Crosstown Arts, 6-9 pm Jazz performance celebrating the legacy of Thelonious Monk
The Retirement Party Tyler Hildebrand art opening
Stir! Project Motion
David Lusk Gallery, 97 Tillman St., 6-8 pm
Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 S. Cooper, 7pm, $12
In his graphic, large-scale mixed media works, Hildebrand addresses the gross abundance of commodifying, repetition, and convenience in today’s society.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child film screening Art Village Gallery, 410 S. Main, 3-5:30 pm
Becky Zee’s 366 Days Rebecca Ziemer art opening Gallery Ten Ninety-One, 7151 Cherry Farms Rd., 2-4 pm
Oxford Blues Festival Through 7/16
A Tribute to Dolph Smith
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Rebecca & Rob Mink Rebecca Ruleman and Rob Mink’s love story unfolded across the South, yet they tied the knot in Memphis, the bride’s hometown. Rebecca and Rob first met on the square in Oxford, Mississippi, Rob’s hometown. At the time, both were students at Ole Miss. She was in graduate school, and he was in law school. Their love grew in the small town, and Rob later surprised Rebecca with a sweet proposal one evening on the end of a pier in Perdido Key, Florida. Of course, she said yes, and they began planning their Memphis wedding. On Saturday, May 13th, Rebecca and Rob exchanged vows and rings in a Godly ceremony at Idlewild Presbyterian Church before celebrating with their families and dear friends at The Junior League of Memphis. Rebecca loved picking out each detail of their wedding with her mom, Mary Ruleman. They hired a talented team of vendors to bring their vision to life. Rebecca cried as she saw their vision come together, while the WED Memphis team coordinated. Deedra Stone Design’s floral creations were feminine and elegant, just like the bride envisioned. Lindsey Lissau captured each moment including the delicious cakes by Kipp Cakes. The Soul Shockers jammed under a tent on the lawn as the groom spun his bride around the dance floor during their first dance to “You are the Best Thing,” which was one of Rebecca’s favorite moments of her wedding day in addition to seeing her groom as she walked down the aisle to marry him. Late in the evening, Club Windward served a sweet treat — Gibson’s donuts with milk. It was a magical celebration and just what the bride dreamed of — a beautiful and fun outdoor garden party on the lawn. The newlyweds departed their reception in a 1959 Rolls Royce, and they honeymooned in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Yes!a She Said
h Emily & Daniel Henri Poincare, a physicist, wrote: “ Astronomy is useful because it raises us above ourselves.” I can’t think of a better place to meet the person I spend the rest of my life with than MTSU’s Astronomy class in 2012. Daniel noticed us laughing at the same anecdotes by our instructor. He asked me to have dinner, and we dated until we became engaged on my birthday April 13, 2016. Ironically we will be married under the stars in the Courtyard of Old Waverly Golf Course October 7, 2017. We are blessed to celebrate our marriage at such a beautiful venue with our family and friends.
h Kelsey & Cam After a day full of surprises planned by Cam which entailed his flying my best friend in from Seattle, giving me a stack of 100 letters from those who loved me and both of our families taking me out and showering me with love and marriage advice; my family and friends dropped me off Holland House, where Cam and I had our first date. The restaurant was closed, but the manager walked me to their patio and told me to press play on the iPad sitting on a table. My heart melted in awe as I watched videos of Cam that he had been recording since day one. Some of the videos included him driving to pick me up for our first date, watching me read my Bible, him talking about how he was about to tell me he loved me, the night he bought my ring, a drive to Memphis to ask my dad’s permission and the list goes on. I was in disbelief. After the video, Cam walked out, and I finally got to see the man who had me feel unbelievably loved that weekend. He washed my feet, prayed over me, and then got down on a knee and asked for forever. This was the easiest yes I have ever said. We then went to his parents’ house where about 70 people from all over the map came to celebrate the start of our adventure together! The weekend was truly PERFECT. Cam and I are so excited to get married on December 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church with the reception at the Columns. We can’t wait to have a ceremony that gives Jesus full credit of our story, followed by a party to celebrate this journey with all of the people we love! We have felt so loved and supported during this time, and are so pumped about the future Lampes!
h Jamie & Brooks Brooks and Jamie met through mutual friends in Houston, TX. Due to Jamie’s relentless love, Brooks started to see a possible relationship growing from this friendship that Jamie was building the whole time. When it came time for Brooks to move back to Memphis to pursue her master’s degree, Jamie jumped on board and said he was moving with her. At that point, Brooks knew this was getting serious. From then, Brooks and Jamie’s relationship has continued to blossom. During the time Brooks was in school, Jamie built a life for himself in Memphis by starting a small business, working as a server, and starting college for the first time at the University of Memphis seeking a mechanical engineering degree. Jamie and Brooks became inseparable from beach trips in Galveston, to hiking trips at Brazos, to $6 movie nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When Brooks graduated in December 2016, Jamie decided it was time and took her out to his hometown in Benicia, CA, and asked Brooks to spend forever with him.
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What if I do & they don't? by Andy Savage
This is a question I often get from couples going through difficult waters. Acknowledging the problem is one thing, but doing something about it is another. A reality check you may need to digest is you can only control yourself. This can make working through a marital spat much more challenging. You want to know that your spouse sees your point of view. You want them to validate your concerns. You want them to make a move to fix the problem. On top of all this, you want them to go first. The fear many husbands and wives face in dealing with their marriage challenges is - what if I do and they don’t? You want to know your spouse is a team player in your marriage moving forward. And if you aren’t sure or you doubt their willingness to do their part, you just might start to withhold your part. Now you run the risk of adding more to the problem. Marriage is a lot like dancing. It takes two people doing their part in sync with each other. If one partner has a misstep, it does the dance no good for the other to misstep out of spite. This kind of petty behavior only makes for a lousy dance. If your marriage is dealing with a misstep, just keep dancing. Yes, get help. Yes, read the marriage book. Yes, get good and wise advice. But don’t quit. Give your partner an open invitation to return to the dance and create something beautiful with you.
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Summer Service Projects Even though it appears the Memphis Impact staff has fully booked schedules with all their extracurriculars listed on the following page, most of them also regularly participate in some form of service. This trend is not uncommon among Memphis high schoolers, and service tends to be a very important part of their lives that is often overlooked. During this summer, Memphis Impact will be showcasing service projects to which various students have dedicated their limited summer hours. Service is obviously a very important part of the college process. If a school is deciding between two people with similar grades and extracurriculars, service could very easily be the determining factor. While this could be what
is encouraging so many students to participate in service, it is the students that do it to better themselves who truly understand why service is important. Whether it be for faith based reasons or just an urge to give back, the people who truly desire to help their community will get a lot more out of service projects than the people who are simply boosting their application. In a city like Memphis in which poverty is common, there are numerous ways to help out. It could be by tutoring children who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t receive the best education, picking up trash downtown, or even giving money to a good cause. There are so many different ways to make Memphis a better place.
During the slowdown of the summer months, the Memphis Impact magazine will become a section of 4Memphis magazine rather than a free-standing magazine built on the back of 4Memphis. We look forward to the return of the school year and our place in 4Memphis as a stand-alone magazine.
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From the Editor
64 Meet the Staff 65
Ready to serve
66 A guide to surviving high school
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MEMPHIS IMPACT Meet the Staff Photography by Lindsey Lissau Biographies by Indiviual Staffers
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My name is Langston Myers, and I am a sophomore at St. Mary’s Episcopal School. I am the Editor of Memphis Impact, and I am an avid writer, which is my inspiration for the creation of Memphis Impact. I write not only for this magazine but for my school newspaper and another online magazine. I swim and play tennis for St. Mary’s and am a cheerleader for MUS, but I am also involved in student government programs like Model United Nations. When I am not doing homework or any of these things, I spend just about every waking hour at youth group.
My name is Carolyn Lane, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am excited to be a part of Memphis Impact and hope to continue writing articles and designing pages in the future. As Memphis Impact’s final layout editor, in addition to my own pages, I construct the final InDesign file to be sent to press each issue. I will be Editor-in-Chief of my school’s newsmagazine next year, which won best newspaper/magazine in Tennessee the past two years. I am the editor-in-chief of my school’s literary magazine, a Bridge Builder, and the coordinator of book club. I was chosen to represent Tennessee in the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Program, which accepts one journalist per state. I look forward to seeing where the magazine goes in the future.
My name is Madison Grinder, and I’m a sophomore at Hutchison School. I’m honored to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff as a writer and photographer, and I have loved working on projects, including Memphis Fashion Week and Emerging Bands and Artists in Memphis. Aside from my position at Memphis Impact, I play volleyball and lacrosse for my school and play competitive lacrosse with No Excuse. I also spend my time volunteering at many service organizations, such as the Salvation Army, Su Casa, and the special needs program at Second Presbyterian Church. I’m so excited to be a part of the growth of 4Memphis Impact and can’t wait to see it develop.
My name is Haley Clift, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I am so happy to be on the Memphis Impact staff, and I hope this magazine will help unite the youth community in Memphis. For the magazine, I cover the event and sport pages, and I have also interviewed emerging fashion designer Meggy Muller. At Hutchison, I serve as class president, play varsity lacrosse, and am a member of the Wilson Society, Rogers Scholars, and the Hutchison Invests program. Additionally, I cheer for the MUS football team and participate in youth groups, YoungLife and 2PC True North. I am so excited for this opportunity to write about all of the exciting events and people in our community.
My name is Margo Valadie and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am so excited to get the opportunity to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff. I have helped work on the layout of the Emerging Fashion Designers Q&A, and look forward to contributing my photography and design skills to stories in the future. At my school, I am the Editor-inChief of the Yearbook staff, a student ambassador, and can always be seen with a bag of camera equipment. I am thrilled to be on Memphis Impact and cannot wait to work on future issues with this super talented staff.
My name is Mary Elizabeth Whitmire, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am delighted to be a part of Memphis Impact, for which I write and take pictures. Outside of the magazine, I devote most of my time to creating art or participating in theatre. I am also active as the president of an organization with Madonna Learning Center and an upcoming editor of my school’s art and literary magazine, Calliope. I am so excited to see how Memphis Impact will inspire the future leaders of Memphis.
My name is Grace Gage, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am thrilled to be on and write for the Memphis Impact staff. For the magazine, I interviewed Penny Hardaway and Matthew Mosowitz, one of ten winning essay writers for the Penny Hardaway Essay Contest; emerging fashion designer Gabrielle Smith, and the local Memphis band Summer Avenue. In my free time I cheer for Christian Brothers High School, play lacrosse, and write. I enjoy writing poetry, creative writing, blogs, short stories and articles. I am elated to see where the Memphis Impact magazine will go, and how it will help the staff grow and learn.
My name is Arabella Hamm, and I am a junior at St. Agnes Academy. I am a writer for Memphis Impact. Recently, I interviewed Penny Hardaway and winners of his essay contest. In addition to interviewing and writing, I take photographs for articles. When I'm not writing for 4Memphis Impact, I play lacrosse and attend Model United Nations and Youth in Government conferences. I am an Ambassador for the Facing History and Ourselves Program and will be Editor of the 2017-2018 St. Agnes Yearbook. Memphis Impact presents teens with an opportunity to creatively express themselves and I am so thankful and thrilled to be a part of this project.
My name is Merrill Culpepper, and I am a sophomore at St. Mary’s. I am the stylist for Memphis Impact and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing addition to 4Memphis. I have always loved fashion and how confident someone’s style can make them feel. Along with working for Memphis Impact, I play soccer and lacrosse for my school, and I am also involved in YoungLife. I cannot wait to continue styling for Memphis Impact and to see where the magazine goes in the future.
My name is Olivia Barton, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I am one of the photographers for Memphis Impact, and I am so excited to be working with the magazine. Outside of my work on my school’s yearbook, one of my favorite activities is soccer, and I play both with my school and competitively with G.T. United. Next year, I will be photography editor for my yearbook, and I think this magazine will help me prepare for that role. I am so excited for this opportunity and I’m looking forward to seeing the amazing magazine this staff creates.
My name is Ellie Weeks, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I serve as a writer, editor, and designer, and I am very excited to be a part of Memphis Impact. I have interviewed Emerging Designer Jayla Slater and constructed the events page that focused on formals and high school signings. In my spare time, I play soccer, run track, and spend time at my youth group. I am part of the yearbook team for Hutchison, where I have grown to love graphic design, serve as my grade representative for the Service Learning Council, and am involved in both Rogers Scholars and Hutchison Invests as well. I have really enjoyed my experience so far with this magazine and am looking forward to see where Memphis Impact will go.
My name is Alice Crenshaw, and I am a junior at St. George’s Independent School. I work as a graphic designer and photographer for Memphis Impact. Away from the magazine, I enjoy spending as much time as I can outside, whether it is backpacking, camping, playing lacrosse, or water skiing. I spend a large amount of my time taking photos, painting, drawing and playing guitar. With my hectic schedule I find it very important to spend quality time with my friends and my family, so I am constantly working to stay involved with them. I come from a large family and being with them and hearing their stories inspires my art, so I believe that is the most important of my life to me.
My name is Sophie Stockstill, and I am a sophomore at Hutchison School. I am a layout editor and writer for Memphis Impact, and I can’t wait for what this magazine offers to the community. In my free time, I volunteer with Le Bonheur Club Teens and Salvation Army’s GPS Squad. I am also a MUS cheerleader for the upcoming football season. Additionally, I am involved with school organizations such as yearbook, Wilson Society, and Global Ambassadors. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Memphis Impact staff and can’t wait to grow as an editor.
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Isabella Fraire with a child from Manna House Grace Gage & Emma Wood
Ready to serve Memphis volunteers help create a better world By Grace Gage
Service is an important aspect in communities internationally. It provides a basis for communication and unity that will ultimately spread love and hope for all generations. Through service, one is helping another better their lives, the world, and their community. Service in Memphis holds a special place in the hearts of many. For example, the Memphis Manna House is a home of hospitality that provides showers, clothing, coffee, and sanctuary for poor and homeless people. St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen is another non-profit organization that aims to nourish the homeless and runs on volunteer support. People of all ages give their time and energy to both of these organizations. These are the people who know that love is a chain reaction, and want to share this love with others. St. Agnes student Isabella Fraire recently held a soccer camp for underprivileged children at St. Louis Catholic Church and School. For a week she taught these children the values of hard work, dedication, friendship, and communication
through soccer. She practiced key skills and played games outside with them while getting to know each of them individually. There are a vast amount of service opportunities in Memphis, however, other communities need help as well. In order to spread the love and uniting passion of service to other communities, St. Louis Youth Ministry, led by Paul Walker and Hannah Zaleski, spent a week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin serving the community by painting houses inside and out, replacing doors and windows, cleaning basements, spending time with special needs adults and children, volunteering at vacation bible schools, baking, and creating safe and warm environments for all those around. The team of 73 worked for four days with Catholic Heart Work Camp and other youth groups from Illinois, Nebraska, Indiana, Kansas, Wisconsin, and South Dakota to show their love for others. Ultimately, no matter the place or age, one can perform even the smallest act of kindness and send it on to others because love holds us together.
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Megan Wassef, Olivia de Witt & Sara Taylor
A guide to surviving high school
St. Mary’s Alumna Olivia de Witt shares advice for high school students By Madison Grinder
As a rising freshman at the University of Southern Califor-
In general, Olivia feels that applying for college allows
nia, St. Mary’s alumna Olivia de Witt (’18) will leave Memphis and
one to learn a lot about themselves as a person…regardless of
move to the West Coast to begin the next four years of her life as
the stress that comes with it. Though the idea of college seems
a Trojan. Originally, Olivia was determined to attend a university in
daunting at times, Olivia hopes to ease the minds of many by
New York City, but she ended up applying to the USC Annenberg
letting students know that “even if you may not be going to your
School for Communication and Journalism.
top choice, college is what you make of it. You will definitely find your niche wherever you end up.”
Though Olivia did not expect to end up at USC, she empha-
sizes the importance of applying to a variety of schools and says that you should “always apply to your dream school, even if you don’t think you can get in. You’ll definitely regret it later if you don’t at least try.”
Olivia understands the importance of maintaining excep-
tional grades throughout high school, but she emphasizes the significance of taking time to enjoy life aside from academics. For example, Olivia spent time during her years at St. Mary’s Episcopal School developing a well-established career in music for herself.
In regards to the application process itself, Olivia acknowl-
edges that one of the most difficult aspects of applying was answering so many deep, personal questions for essays. Aside from the difficulties, Olivia feels that composing her personal essays led to the manifestation of her confidence and personal identity, for she was required to establish herself in various ways for her applications and portfolios. 66 / July 2017
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