__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

MEMPHIS May 2016

May by the

MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI yi

youthimpact WRITING SERIES


THIS SALE ROCKS

MAY SALE UP TO 65% OFF APRIL 29TH - MAY 31ST

IN THE LAURELWOOD SHOPPING CENTER

MEMPHIS

JONESBORO

SISSYSLOGCABIN.COM SELECT DESIGNER LINES EXCLUDED

LITTLE ROCK

PINE BLUFF


T H E TA N T H AT LOVES YO U BACK N E W B E TA H Y D R O X Y TA N N I N G T O W E L E T T E

get a F L AW L E S S G L O W

f rom H E A D TO TO E

901.761.3580

P O P L A R AV E N U E AT R I D G E WAY I N R E G A L I A

OAKHALL.COM


Featured Home


t i m e l e s s

•

i n d i v i d u a l

•

the shops of chickasaw oaks 3092 poplar ave. 901.452.2323 look for us on facebook

s t y l e


James Gattas Jewelers are Certified Diamond & Bridal Specialists We Offer Custom Jewelry Designs


Diamond Specialists 4900 Poplar Avenue • Memphis, TN 38117 • 901-767-9648 • www.Gattasjewelers.com Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10-5:30, Saturday 10-4 email: Info@GattasJewelers.com • like us on facebook


find us on facebook & instagram @SHOPLORIJAMES


REGALIA SHOPPING CENTER

6150 Poplar Ave. Suite 118 Memphis, TN 38119 | 901.207.5427 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm


SHRIMP& COCKTAILS SAT., JUNE 4, 2016

|

5 - 8 PM

|

THE HUB at TPC SOUTHWIND

Please join us for this exciting fundraising event! SILENT AUCTION

|

AMURICA PHOTO BOOTH

FOOD by CHEFS ANDY TICER AND MICHAEL HUDMAN

| LIVE ENTERTAINMENT | COCKTAILS by NICK TALARICO

FUN GOLF GAMES with PRIZES FROM ANDY AND MICHAEL!

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS $75

Visit stjude.org/shrimpandcocktails for more information.


contents May 2016

O uttake s 16 18 20 22 48 50 51 52 55 56 58 59 60 61 62 63

Books From Birth Brooks Uncorked Germantown Charity Horse Show Royal Ball GPAC Gala Live at the Garden Announcement Party One Night Gala One Night Gala VIP Reception Spring for Forrest Symphony League Luncheon A Taste of Memphis Ptolemy Krewe Coronation A Taste of Memphis Carnival Memphis Queen Bees Event Loflin Yard Grand Opening Volunteer Odyssey 2016 Unico Celebrating Friends & Family

fe ature s 35 46

Canter for a Cause A Canadian-Memphian: Shawn Danko

r e gul ars 24 29 43 66 70

Youth Impact: One Orange Dress Fashion: Derby Wear Recipes: Toddy Time Celebrating Marriage Mix & Mingle

May 2016 / 13


from

t he

edit or

Seek the Peace and Prosperity of the City in which I have placed you. Jeremiah 29:7 .‫ יִ ְהיֶ ה לָ כֶ ם ָשלֹום‬,‫לֹומּה‬ ָ ‫ כִ י ִב ְש‬:‫יְ הוָ ה‬-‫ ֶאל‬,‫ וְ ִה ְת ַפלְ לּו ַב ֲע ָדּה‬,‫ ֲא ֶשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָש ָמה‬,‫שלֹום ָה ִעיר‬-‫ת‬ ְ ‫ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא‬ ‫יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו‬

PRETTY IS AS PRETTY DOES This month, the young ladies of St. Agnes Academy describe to us how they turned the tragic loss of a schoolmate into a positive means for outreach (pg. 24). “Anna’s Closet” is an endowment program that allows young ladies to give something significant without breaking into their college fund: a gently-used dress for another young lady that has difficulty affording one. Simple. And yet significant. Leesa, the writer of the piece, was worried that some of her rhetoric read as too superficial. Is being pretty really that important? While I can understand that to some the idea of affording a dress doesn’t solve our world’s issues, it does allow an individual with troubles to worry about one less thing. It addresses an issue that is overlooked, and solves a real problem that would otherwise cause anxiety. The act of “giving” doesn’t have to translate into donating thousands of dollars. Many organizations’ needs can be simple. Southern Reins (pg. 35) needs three volunteers for each student in their programing. Alpha Omega Veterans Services (alphaomegaveterans.org) has roughly 105 veterans in housing, and they could always use a homecooked meal or even a potted plant for their rooms. Friends of the Memphis Animal Shelter sees an exponential increase in adoption when Facebook users simply repost the status updates. Saving up to seven human lives is as simple as being an organ donor (organdonor.gov).

of 4Memphis’ former #MemphisLoveChallenge campaign. That is our continued focus for our Youth Impact features. Clothing designer (and daughter of Paul McCartney) Stella McCartney has famously said, “Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” Stella would very much understand the impact of allowing a less-fortunate young lady the opportunity to wear something that made her feel special on a big occasion like prom. So with the new beginnings and growth that spring signifies, challenge yourself to cultivate into a more giving person; it’s easier than you think. Love in Everything, Stephanie Beliles, Editor

MEMPHIS

ABOUT THE COVER “Maple Glazed Memphis ‘Que” by David Lynch. Visit davidlynchart. com for more information.

Ma y 2 0 1 6

May by the

MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI yi

14 / 4Memphis

Giving simply still makes someone a hero. For a teenager, giving a dress is an easy way to acknowledge and appreciate something afforded to her. It also sets the wheel of giving back in motion. Sometimes, I fear, folks may forget that social media was designed to increase human connectivity, not pull us away from connecting to each other in a real way. There is no better way to connect with someone than to help them meet a simple need. That was the idea

youthimpact WRITING SERIES

ABOUT THE TOC Hat from Kittie Kyle, necklace from Oak Hall, dress from Joseph, shoes from Joseph, and sunglasses from Lansky. Photography by Lindsey Lissau.


Celebrating 30 years in Memphis. May 2016 Volume VI • Number 7

O P E N W E D N E S D AY — F R I D AY

PUBLISHER

Jim Walker jim@4memphis.com

EDITOR

Stephanie Beliles stephanie@4memphis.com

MANAGING EDITOR

Sandi Butler Hughes sandi@4memphis.com

ART DIRECTOR

Ben Williams ben@4memphis.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Courtney Searcy SOCIAL MEDIA

Ashley Staton ashley@4memphis.com

ADVERTISING

Mark O. Ramirez mark@4memphis.com

Cathy Farrell cathy@4memphis.com

Becky Crucifixio becky@4memphis.com

nabersinteriors.com | 2665 Broad Avenue | Memphis, TN | 901.323.2892 Designers: Steve Nabers, ASID, IDS | Jesse Nabers Alston, IDS

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Baxter Buck Eric Delbridge Lindsey Lissau Mark O. Ramirez James Wessels CONTACT

1044 Brookfield Rd. Memphis, TN 38119

Roudnev Youth Ballet presents

Snow White and Enchantments Saturday, May 21, 2 & 5 p.m. • $15

901.217.4000 www.4memphis.com FOLLOW US

Tickets 901-537-1483 or buckmanartscenter.com May 2016 / 15


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

B O O KS F R O M BIRTH

Ever wish you could be a kid again? For one night, supporters of Books from Birth had the chance. With an adult twist on a child’s 10th carnival birthday, this benefit bash featured classic carnival fare, drinks, and games. In just 10 years, Books from Birth has provided four million books to 100,000 children in Shelby County – at no cost to the families in the program.

DAT E

P H OTO G R A P H Y

LO C AT I O N

WEB SITE

April 1, 2016

Baxter Buck

Propcellar Vintage Rental

booksfrombirth.org

10th Birthday Carnival Bash

Robbie Johnson Weinberg, Gina Smith, Susan Knight & Hayden Kane

AC & Ruby Wharton, Gina & Mike Marr

Chris & Andrea Blaylock, Dion & Michelle Welling with Bonnie Shelby

Franklin Stewart & Becca Diamond

Ashley & John Remmers

Jack & Lydia Gibson

Katie & Tom Midgley

Marlene & Al Shaw

Sara Hall & Ken McCown

Madelyn Gray & Stephanie Simpson

Katie & Jason Yaun

Anne & Woodson Dunavant

Jenny Vergos & Mia Bowen

Elizabeth Duncan & Jennifer Pappin

Laurence Welch & Nick Tominello

Kristy & Dr. Stephen Gipson

Leanna & Claiborne Ferguson

Kathy Werner & Katie Werner

16 / 4Memphis


Locally Family Owned & Operated Gossettmotors.com 388.8989

HYUNDAI CHRYSLER


outtakes

Constantino Ochoa & Chef Erling Jensen

Vaughn Avant & Jinal Patel

Flavia Hite & Gabriela Moreira

EVENT

N OT E S

Brooks Uncorked

S H AK EN & ST I R R ED

The Brooks Food + Wine Series kicked off with Brooks Uncorked: Shaken & Stirred with tastes from 14 of Memphis’ favorite restaurants and sips from the Bespoke Collection and Pyramid Vodka. The Food + Wine Series continues with The Grand Weekend: Celebrating the Centennial, May 20-21. For information, visit memphiswine.org.

LO C AT I O N

P H OTO G R A P H Y BY

DAT E

Brooks Museum

Mark O. Ramirez

April 1, 2016

Sonja Dowdy & Erica Law

Nancy Thomas & Dr. Tom Gettelfinger

Cara Greenstein, Mary Stevenson, Jack Thompson & Becci Jacobs 18 / 4Memphis

Julien & Linda Prewitt

Natalie Hickman & Tyler Matz

Collin Brannon, Jeremy Baer, Robert Hill & Stanford Roberts


FOR A SPRING THAT SPARKLES

T H E PA N D O R A S T O R E AT

WOLFCHASE GALLERIA JewelryMemphisTennessee.com


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

Germantown Charity Horse Show

ROYAL BALL P H OTO G R A P H Y BY

LO C AT I O N

DAT E

Mark O. Ramirez

Woodland Hills

March 18, 2016

The Germantown Charity Horse Show 2016 Queen, Alison Jo Slott was presented at the Royal Ball, along with 20 GCHS Princesses. The evening was a fundraiser for the Exchange Club Family Center. This year’s 68th Germantown Charity Horse Show will be held June 7th11th; for information visit gchs.org. Jason Bellows & Queen Ali Slott

Allie Rudisill & Jenna Bagomolny

Scott Overstreet & Jordan Overstreet

Robert & Sissy Criss

Bill McCaughey, Lynda Smith & Bobbie Lanier

Carole Hinely & Robyn Rudisill

Ben Daniel, Addis Bihm, Mary Thomason & Jack Heathcott

20 / 4Memphis

Sutton Hewitt, Jane Shelby Bragg, Courtney Tipton & Caroline Green

Alexia Spentzas & Ryan Young

Carnes Herrin & Sandy McCormick with Ross Herrin & Kathryn Herrin

Peter & Meg Baskind

Chris Livesay, Mary Lisa Wagner, Melissa Beall & Katherine Kollias


for Mom

for his graduation

The Ultimate Source

for

May in

for her graduation

Gift Giving

for Memphis Royalty

Social 660 S. Perkins Rd. Memphis, TN 38117 901.766.9885 Mon.-Sat. 10-5


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

GPAC GALA

This year’s GPAC’s annual gala, All Aboard the Orient Express: A European Tour was a lavish “trip” from Paris to Istanbul for GPAC supporters. Guests were greeted with a champagne welcome followed by a gourmet seated dinner on the GPAC stage. Tickets for the upcoming 2016-17 season are available at gpacweb.com.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

Mark O. Ramirez

March 19, 2016

Germantown Performing Arts Center

Gary & Martha Lendermon with Ceil Walker & Mike Templeton

Ron South & Deni Hirsh

Rebecca Ugwueke with Drs. Dan & Brooke Dishmon

Dr. Charles & Peggy Larkin with Wanda & Alderman John Barzizza

Donna Huey, Carolyn Hicks & Dabney Coors John Elkington, Jeffrey Goldberg with Valerie & Jeff Morris

Gary Goin Melissa Cole & John Farris 22 / 4Memphis

Betsy & Ryan McKay

Josh Stevens, Shelby Butterfield, Ben Fonville & William Sliger

Jennifer Sheffield & Tonya Priggel Jeanette & Bill Watkins

Shara Lynn & Hon. Arnold Goldin


“Making Music” 3’ x 4’, oil on canvas Available for purchase. There is no month more Memphis than May, and “Making Music,” fits right in. The 3’ x 4’ oil on canvas, painted to celebrate the excitement of Memphis in May especially the music, is consumed with rhythm, featuring lines like strings on instruments. The center is the stage with the curtain pulled back for the show to begin, and at the bottom of the stage, one can see the lights ready to shine on the performer. The entire painting is saying, “Let’s make the music!” Stop by the gallery during South Main Trolley Night on May 27 for a glass of wine and tour of the Sue Layman Designs gallery.

125 East G.E. Patterson, Suite 103. | 901.409.7870 www.suelaymandesigns.com | www.facebook.com/SueLaymanDesigns |

@SueLaymanArt


In Honor of Anna Menkel

One Orange Dress

The Story of How One High School Student’s Dress Changed the Lives of Hundreds by Leesa Gavin of St. Agnes Academy, photos courtesy of St. Agnes

yi

youthimpact WRITING SERIES

W

e define our lives by our actionspursuing, changing, creating, helping. For Anna Menkel, the act was simple. It was to provide a dress to a timid underclassman. Little did she realize that one orange dress would unwittingly change the lives of hundreds of girls city-wide. One dress would provide women across the city of Memphis with confidence and

Soon, various schools and local businesses began to donate dresses, coupons, or money to the cause. At this point, the original $10 dress sale was opened to everyone. Mrs. Menkel remembers the “the happiness of the girls, city-wide, that were able to purchase such beautiful dresses for only $10.” Today, the Anna’s Closet committee at St. Agnes Academy has evolved into a charitable organization that donates all dresses and funds to the Emmanuel Center. Inspired by

liberation. One dress would raise thousands of dollars for a scholarship and a local charity. One dress would transform an entire city.

Anna’s generosity, Mrs. Menkel both “spread the pretty” and found a way to “keep the memory of Anna alive.”

It was a week prior to the big high school dance, and one shy underclassman was still struggling to find her dress. How could she possibly attend the dance? When Anna found her crying in the girls’ bathroom, she acted unselfishly to provide the perfect solution- a brilliant orange dress from her own closet. Following the dance, when the young girl attempted to return the designer dress, Anna simply responded, “No. You keep it. It looks good on you!” Anna’s generous choice made the young girl feel pretty and confident enough to attend the dance, but it also exhibited a rare form of selflessness. Indeed, Anna’s altruism, though seemingly trivial, both empowered the underclassman, and also sparked a major movement in the Memphis community.

In 2005, Anna was tragically killed in a car accident. After hearing the story of her daughter’s amazing generosity, Anna’s mother channeled her grief into action by seeking a way to honor her daughter’s memory. In doing so, Mrs. Menkel found a way to contribute to the city of Memphis as well. She met with Anna’s high school counselor, Maria Smith, and the two women decided to honor Anna by establishing the philanthropic club “Anna’s Closet.” At first, the club consisted of a small committee that held a $10 dress sale solely for the members of St. Agnes Academy. The money raised and the remaining dresses given by faculty and students were donated to the Emmanuel Center in Downtown Memphis, an organization that empowers atrisk youth and adults through Christian ministry so that they are elevated out of poverty and become productive citizens.

In just two short years, Mrs. Menkel’s amazing organization and Anna’s inspiring story had spread throughout the city. 24 / 4Memphis

Clothes often do make the impression, make the moment, make the woman… especially the right dress. However, a dress is not just a random piece of fabric; a dress is something more. A dress can be a subtle statement or a symbol of human empowerment. In the right dress, a girl can find more than a Cinderella moment. Yet some young women in the Memphis area do not have the means to acquire new dresses and “spread the pretty,” as Mrs. Menkel calls it. Like the timid underclassman, many do not feel confident enough to attend a special event without the proper attire. However, in the right dress, a person can be transformed. Anna’s Closet provides the “pretty” to Memphis by making dresses available to everyone for a minimum cost. The Emmanuel Center, in particular, has benefitted by receiving thousands of free dresses so that its members could enjoy their prom or graduation. Mrs. Menkel feels that, “Being able to dress someone for a very important event in her life makes it so worthwhile.” So many people have attended the sale with the generous spirit of Anna at heart. In addition, the Anna Caroline Menkel scholarship fund has been established to benefit one upper school student of St. Agnes Academy. Who knew one orange dress could impact so many lives?

When she so graciously offered her dress, Anna could not possibly have figured the tremendous impact her act would have. But now, one simple gesture has truly changed the entire community of Memphis. Though the significance of clothing is often disregarded, Anna’s Closet demonstrates the impact of one dress. Through one dress, Anna and Mrs. Menkel started a revolution. They provided everyone with the opportunity to be transformed through the power of clothing. People have been inspired, filled with joy, and have continued to “spread the pretty.” All it took was the spirit of generosity and one dress.


JUNE 10TH

HEART JUNE 26TH

GREGG ALLMAN AUGUST 25 TH

REO SPEEDWAGON ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! To purchase TruGreen速 lawn tickets, visit ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 901-636-4107.

JULY 29TH

BILLY CURRINGTON SEPTEMBER 23 RD

SHERYL CROW


SATURDAY,

MAY 28

CONDUCTED BY

* *

STEPHEN * * MULLIGAN SPECIAL GUEST

* *

SUSAN * *

MARSHALL

purchase tickets AT TICKETMASTER.COM, MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN BOX OFFICE or THE MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BOX OFFICE

FOR MORE INFORMATION,

CALL 901-576-4107

SUMMERSYMPHONYLIVE.COM MEMPHISSYMPHONY.ORG


A SLIMMER YOU The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you'll look and feel great from every angle. Results and patient experience may vary.

Goshorn Aesthetics

Dr. Neumon Goshorn, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon introduces CoolSculpting to his 25 years of Aesthetic Medicine.

901-682-4456 1044 Brookfield Rd Memphis, TN 38119


Dress // KITTIE KYLE Necklace // KITTIE KYLE Hat // KITTIE KYLE

D E R B Y

W E A R

Ladies, make your way to the gates (of fashion) and take off in a lovely look inspired by this month’s fashion spread, shot at the beautiful Spring Creek Ranch. Whether you are attending a Derby party, spring tea, or graduation, we have gathered some breezy and floral-inspired frocks that will complete every outfit.

Photography // Lindsey Lissau Creative Direction/Styling // Stephanie Beliles Model // Madison from Colors Agency

Hair // Tiffany Wilson Makeup // Isabella Allen Assistant // Ashley Staton

May 2016 / 29


Top // LANSKY Trousers // LANSKY Jewelry // LANSKY Scarf // LANSKY Sunglasses // LANSKY Shoes // MARMI Clutch // MARMI

30 / 4Memphis


Dress // OAK HALL Hat // KITTIE KYLE Jewelry // JOSEPH Clutch // KITTIE KYLE

May 2016 / 31


Dress // KITTIE KYLE Hat // LANSKY Bag // KITTIE KYLE Earrings // LORI JAMES Bracelets // LORI JAMES

32 / 4Memphis


Hat // KITTIE KYLE Sunglasses // LORI JAMES Lariat // OAK HALL Dress // LORI JAMES Earrings // LORI JAMES

May 2016 / 33


BEACH SEASON IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. ARE YOU READY?

Dr. Neumon Goshorn Plastic Surgeon 901.682.4456

1044 Brookfield Road • Memphis


Canter For A Cause by Stephanie Beliles | Photography courtesy of Southern Reins

In July of 2015, a group of women motivated by a passion for serving others started a program that is unique in Memphis in their approach to helping people with disabilities. Kirby Dobbs, Courtney Smith, and Bridget Trenary came together to provide a service in the area that many thought improbable. These friends discovered that collectively they have a rare ability to provide therapy through horseback riding and equestrian training, and they have been off and running ever since. Horse-themed therapy is not an idea exclusive to Southern Reins; hippotherapy (physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement) programming has been employed in Europe, Canada and the US since the 1960s. The movement of the horse is the strategy that a therapist uses to improve a patient’s nerve and muscular function. The American Hippotherapy Association has case study after case study of documented medical success stories where equestrian therapy helped individuals with disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, emotional disorders, hearing impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular

Dystrophy, paralysis, scoliosis, Spinal Bifida and traumatic brain injuries. “The power of a horse can bring out so much beauty in everyone,” says Jill Haag, Executive Director of Southern Reins. “I knew at an early age that horses were magical.” Jill started riding when she was six years old. “What horses can do for a person with a disability is truly amazing, and providing an opportunity where disability disappears is the greatest job in the world!” Having grown up on a horse farm, Jill learned responsibility at a young age, and she believes that many of Southern Reins’ clientele receives that same

May 2016 / 35


benefit. It was also in taking care of horses in her youth that taught Jill non-verbal communication: ears, head jerking, and breathing patterns are just a few ways in which the horses can “talk.” And to a client with autism or verbal disability, this communication with a horse may provide an easier method for connection; as Jill says, “Horses don’t see a disability.” They take non-verbal commands, and they give non-verbal communication in exchange. Southern Reins is located in Nesbit, MS, at Panther Creek Ranch, the otherwise private ranch of Chair Kirby Dobbs. Kirby is also very involved with the Palmer Home for Children, and those children in need are a few of the pupils riding at the ranch. Jill employs her knowledge of horses along with Head Instructor Sara Bryant’s ability to teach in order to create a supportive riding experience that has decades of experience backing it. Ginna Rauls, Southern Reins Volunteer and Community Director, is tasked with finding both the perfect candidates and the perfect volunteers. In fact, there is a need for three volunteers to one rider, and Southern Reins will always graciously accept volunteers with both equestrian experience and no experience alike. Parker is a rider at Southern Reins. He is diagnosed with autism, and has in the past had some aggression issues. However, from the moment he walked into the door at Southern Reins, he has shown no hostility. The staff and volunteers only see a joyful Parker. When Parker is riding weekly, it transforms his behavior in and out of the ring. He gets to visit his “treasure box” at school for good behavior, something he was never allowed to do before his riding. He is a true success story, and his mother will happily testify. “Parker bonded with his horse ‘Chief’ immediately, saying, ‘Chief and I are bros. We tell each other our secrets.’ This translates into, ‘I have a friend.’ At bedtime, he asks if Chief is sleeping and how many moons until he will get to see him again. Parker has found a friend at Southern Reins.”

36 / 4Memphis

Horseback riding at Southern Reins is not exclusive to those with deep pockets. They provide a scholarship fund, where a donor can actually sponsor a rider. Southern Reins recently partnered with SRVS, a non-profit agency that provides servicing and programing to people with disabilities. Participants will start by learning about horsemanship, and once they start feeling comfortable, will get to ride in the ring. Every participant at Southern Reins is evaluated and monitored, providing a safe and custom-made experience. Like many new outreach and non-profit organizations, one of their biggest obstacles is awareness. “Seventy three percent of our budget is our programming (horses and their upkeep are not cheap!), and it’s important for people to know who we are and what we do so they want to get involved.” Luckily, Southern Reins Board Chair Kirby Dobbs knows how to throw a fantastic party. Southern Reins is having their first-annual fundraiser, hosted by Kirby and her committee, on Kentucky Derby day (May 7th), from 3-7:30 at 440 South Shady Grove. Aptly named “Jockeys & Juleps,” the event promises big hats, bourbon and bluegrass, along with a live viewing of the big race. Already, 600 guests have committed to attending, and there is room for another 300! All proceeds go back to Southern Reins and their programming, and that is enough reason to saddle up and mosey over. By next year, Southern Reins is hoping to be able to take as many as 200 riders per week. “This is not just a pony ride. We are actually changing lives. This community has great resources for people with disabilities, and we hope to be added to that list.” Southern Reins is in the process of forming partnerships with physical and speech therapists to further aid the Memphis community. For more information on Southern Reins, visit their website at southernreins.org.


484 Union Ave. Barbara Cowles

$449,000 312-2979

5452 N. Suggs Dr. Michele Crump

$824,900 312-2955

242 Windover Rd. Meredith & Paul McDonald Carrie Evans Hanlon

$325,000 312-2940 312-2947

7610 Stout Rd. Carrie Evans Hanlon

$250,000 312-2947

6030 River Oaks Rd. Denise Ware William Ware

$749,000 312-2943 435-9015

171 Tuckahoe Rd. Janis Hasen

$785,000 312-2948

1967 Horseshoe Cir. Joel Hobson

$449,000 312-2929

5075 Greenway Rd. Mary Ruleman

$1,295,000 312-2944

8718 Southwind Dr. Meredith McDonald Paul McDonald

$437,000 312-2940 312-2957

480 S. Greer Rd. Carrie Evans Hanlon

$225,000 312-2947

1082 Center Ridge Rd. Jeannie Bruce

$459,000 435-9018

5047 Shady Hall Ct. Barbara Cowles

$719,000 312-2979

For more pictures & information visit HobsonRealtor


4348 Gwynne Rd. Joel Hobson

$1,495,000 312-2929

1669 Estate Dr. Meredith McDonald Paul McDonald

$136,000 312-2940 312-2957

6045 Maiden Ln. Denise Ware William Ware

371 W. Cherry Cir. Mark Duke

$1,150,000 312-2972

356 Clove Dr. Deborah Mays

$229,000 312-2939

1279 W. Crestwood Dr. Barbara Cowles

$299,500 312-2979

591 Lexington Club Ct. William Ware Conlee Stringfellow

$350,000 435-9015 312-2983

1567 Lake Pl. Worth Jones

$465,000 312-2961

6501 May Creek Cv. Debbie Rodda

$614,900 312-2977

198 Tuckahoe Ln. Betsy Kelly

$725,000 312-2969

6049 Snow Hill Cv. Joel Hobson

$1,548,000 312-2929

$1,195,000 312-2943 435-9015

rs.com or call (901) 761-1622 seven days a week!


Pedi or not, here they come. SPRING 2016

|

OAKHALL.COM


Try us today at ChefShuttle.com

Dozens of restaurants delivered right to your door for only $4.95! Lunch or dinner, home or office, we’re here to make your life easier! How it works:

SEARCH

ORDER

Go to chefshuttle.com to view your favorite restaurant’s menu.

Choose your food and check out using a credit or debit card.

EAT! We’ll notify the restaurant. Once your food is ready, we’ll deliver it straight to you!

ChefShuttle.com Bartlett | Cordova | Collierville | Downtown Memphis | East Memphis | Germantown | Memphis | Midtown Memphis Monday - Saturday , 10:30am - 10pm Sunday, 10:30am - 9:30pm

42 / 4Memphis


to T O ddy D DY × T I M E Photography by Eric Delbridge

time

With all of the al fresco activity in Memphis during the month of May, it is hard to not be swayed by the siren call of a refreshing cocktail. Whether you are a fan of sweet or tart, brown water or bubbles, 4Memphis has you covered this month.

Napa Café

THE BLUFF NEVER SLEEPS 2 oz Woodford Reserve ¼ oz Antica Vermouth 1 dash Woodford spiced cherry bitters Blood orange slice Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and strain into a martini glass. Top with the blood orange. For extra smoky flavor, burn a piece of Applewood under the overturned martini glass prior to filling it.

May 2016 / 43


Salud! Whole Foods Market Cooking School at Poplar

RUNNING FOR THE ROSES (Makes 2)

1 C Sugar 1 C Water 10-15 Thyme sprigs, divided 8-10 Strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 oz Gin

1 oz St. Germain liqueur ½ tsp Rose water Ice, as needed Club soda, as needed Lime wedges, as needed

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water together, stirring to ensure that the sugar is completely moistened. Put over medium heat and cook, without stirring, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is clear. Turn off the heat and add a bundle of the thyme sprigs (about 8-10) tied together with kitchen twine. Allow the mixture to steep for at least 1 hour or until cool. Remove thyme and set the simple syrup aside. This can be made in advance and kept in an airtight container for up to one month, refrigerated. In the bottom of a Boston shaker, add the strawberries, the leaves from 3-5 sprigs of thyme, and 1 ounces of the prepared simple syrup. You can add more or less of the syrup depending on the natural sweetness of the berries. Muddle the mixture thoroughly until the strawberries release their juices and are smashed. Pour in the gin, St. Germain, and rose water. Add ice and shake until cold and blended. In a rocks glass, fill with to the top with ice. Divide the mixture evenly between the two glasses; top with club soda. Stir gently to combine and finish with a twist of lime and maybe some cute sandwiches!

Erling Jensen

F O R B I D DA N C E 1 oz Aperol 1 ½ Grapefruit juice 4 oz Cava Shake the Aperol and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice, and then strain into a white wine glass. Then top with the Cava. Add candied grapefruit peel as a garnish.

44 / 4Memphis


Owen Brennan’s

B R E N NA N ’ S M I N T J U L E P 3 oz Sazerac Rye 4 oz Water 1 Tbl Raw sugar Large sprig of mint Cover mint with 2 ounces of Sazerac and let it soak for 20 minutes. Next, remove the mint leaves and place on a cotton cloth and wring over a bowl, bruising the leaves. Dip the leaves back into the Sazerac and wring it out again. Repeat this process and set extract aside for 1 hour (you can leave leaves in extract for extra flavor). Heat water and add sugar, making a simple syrup. Combine the syrup and mint extract in a covered glass and refrigerate overnight. Fill glasses with crushed ice and add extra ounce of Sazerac. Add marinated julep mixture and add mint for garnish.

Lyfe Kitchen

POMTINI 1 1 1 1

¼ oz Vodka oz Fresh-squeezed lemon juice oz Simple syrup (equal parts hot water and organic cane syrup) oz POM Wonderful juice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, shake vigorously, strain into a chilled champagne flute and garnish with a lemon wheel. May 2016 / 45


A Canadian-Memphian

SHAWNDANKO

The Restaurateur Dishes on Memphis in May Celebrating His Homeland By Sandi Butler Hughes | Photos courtesy of Shawn Danko

“T

he hogs themselves have diplomatic immunity. Each one has their own set of papers for which to cross the border,” says Shawn Danko, describing the Canadian hogs his team cooks for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. “Without those papers, they would never make it to Memphis.” Canada is this year’s honored country, and for Shawn and his Team Canada BBQ, this is an extraspecial opportunity during the month-long celebration. Canada is homeland for the well-known restaurateur who has called Memphis home since 2000. He transferred to manage the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street, and the day he arrived from Quebec, he was welcomed to his new city with a record temp of 107 degrees. “I like warm weather so I loved it!” He has embraced the weather and Southern food culture, and since 2005 he has been sharing his native Canadian cuisine blended with Southern influences at his popular eatery, Kooky Canuck. Shawn saw numerous similarities between Southern and Canadian foods, mostly the “heartiness” of what Southerners and Canadians enjoy. The menu options at Kooky Canuck definitely have a Canadian influence, and it is the only restaurant offering a Canadian-American infusion. For instance, the Poutine is what Shawn describes as classic Canadian: freshly cut French fries are topped with cheddar cheese curds, and a special poutine (brown) gravy is ladled over the potatoes and cheese. Gravy seems to bond us all, whether in the southern United States or the backwoods of Quebec. They also make their own Canadian bacon inhouse, “because Americans love Canadian

46 / 4Memphis

ice skating exhibit at the Central Library on loan from the Canadian Museum of History, and the Jewish Community Center is showcasing the contributions of the Canadian Jewish community; and that is just a small sampling that includes film screenings, lectures, and performances in addition to the signature events such the barbecue competition. Shawn also notes the business component of Memphis in May, and mentions Canadian businesses that operate locally including Kruger Products and the Canadian National Railway, both of which are very important to the Memphis economy and further strengthen the connection to the 2016 honored country.

bacon, which Canadians call ‘back bacon,’” he explained. Kooky Canuck and Shawn often serve as a welcome wagon for visiting Canadians. During the annual Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, Canadians blues acts are hosted with an afternoon jam session at the downtown location, and this year’s Memphis in May is particularly exciting time to host visitors from our northern neighbors. “Here we are presented with a unique opportunity for me as a Canadian in Memphis, Tennessee, in the heart of the South. What a great honor that Canada should be the chosen country, for the second time in fact,” Shawn said, “and to be able to showcase the country from which I came to so many people here in the South, is just an amazing, amazing opportunity.” The month-long festival boasts a calendar of events that includes a photography exhibit at the Tvesco Building downtown, an

In 2013, Shawn and Team Canada BBQ were mandated by Counsel General of Canada to cook for Canadian dignitaries visiting the Memphis in May Barbecue, and have done so each year since then, cooking up the Canadian hogs with diplomatic immunity. “By partnering with the Counsel General, we are the only team to bring hogs from outside of America.” This gives the team an exclusive chance to showcase a Canadian product from Willowgrove Hill Farm in Ontario this far south, which is rare. In the spirit of the pork-cooking-contest, “The hogs are unique to the Memphis competition and most judges haven’t seen it; it gives us a bit of an edge, we believe, when we cook.” Shawn proudly honors his native Canada everyday by dishing up some of the food culture to locals, but this May will be an extraordinary one. “This gives me the opportunity to help our friends here in Memphis learn more about Canada, and what a great country it is.”


$6.99 LUNCH SPECIALS Monday-Friday

BLOWOUT

SHAMPOO.CONDITION.SCALP MASSAGE BLOWDRY.STYLE.GO.$35

11am-2pm

Now Delivering in

CORDOVA & DOWNTOWN!

TWO GREAT LOCATIONS

1250 N. Germantown Pkwy, • Cordova • 800-2453 97 S. Second St. • Memphis • 578-9800

@kookycanuck

901.207.3720

4752 Poplar Ave

www.MirrorMirrorMemphis.com

“Thank you, Chef Walt and Carrie, for creating an evening enjoyed by all...Our spring soirée was the most fun I’ve ever had at my own party. The custom menu, sophisticated presentation and relaxed, lighthearted mood of the evening raised the bar for entertaining in our home.” – Christian Owen

Chef Walt is a Private Chef specializing in a multi-course dining experience for groups of 6-15 in the relaxed atmosphere of your home.

@chefwaltnorwood 901-672-4492 chefwalt@bellsouth.net May 2016 / 47


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

LIVE AT THE GARDEN Announcement Party

Patrick Burnett, Scott McCormick & Duncan Williams

Braxton Dockery, Mary Washington, Kelli Hobbs & Wendy Holtz

Anne Muller & Alexis Liles

LO C AT I O N

P H OTO G R A P H Y BY

DAT E

Memphis Botanic Garden

Mark O. Ramirez

April 6, 2016

Kathie Alexander & Mimi Taylor

Donna & Pat Hoffman

Dave Wittman & Hon. Valerie Smith

Tim May, Ron Olson, Sherry May, Earle & Cathy Farrell

Sherry Gardner, Rachel DeWitt & Earle Farrell

Jim Morrow, Nanette Farris, Terry Kimble & David Fuller 48 / 4Memphis

Finally! It’s Live at the Garden time in Memphis! The line-up for the 15th season was announced at a party to get ready for the party on the lawn of the Memphis Botanic Garden. Heart opens the series, and we’re counting down the days til June 10th and the start of the city’s best summer event.

David & Ragan Washburn

Eric Brown & Stacy Dashiell

Brook Baldridge, Steve Eaton & Anne Wesberry

Lety Branum & Sadler Bailey


VSA DESIGNS Exclusively in Germantown at More Than Words | 2123 West St | 1-901-755-4388 | morethanwords.com


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

ONE NIGHT GALA

The ONE Night Gala is renowned for a great lineup of music, and once again, it was stellar year. K.C. and The Sunshine Band and Morris Day and The Time had the dance floor packed for the gala event. The night of fundraising supports the Foundation’s mission including to better serve Regional One Health patients through the purchase of leading-edge technology and advanced training for medical staff.

DAT E

P H OTO G R A P H Y

LO C AT I O N

LOV E F O R

WEB SITE

April 9, 2016

Mark O. Ramirez

Cook Convention Center

Regional One Health Foundation

regionalonehealthfoundation.org

Diane & Daniel Weickenand

Holly Craft, Erica Coopwood, Anne Conrad & Karen Johnston

Sonya Dunn & Sharon Posman

Ben & T.J. Grear

Ashley & Sally Pace

Joe & Robyn Birch

Casey Flanner & Guilherme Passos

Austin & Paige Baker with Shawn Davis & Wayne King

JJ & Bobby Krauch with Cindy Gambrell

Shannon & Eric Benink

David & Paula Hopkins with Brad & Raakhi Phillips

Mark & Lauri Miller 50 / 4Memphis

April & John Hitzfeld

Bruce & Janie Hopkins with Judy & Charles Burkett


outtakes EVENT

ONE Night Gala

VIP RECEPTION The evening before the ONE Night Gala, VIP’s gathered at Royal Studios for some pre-party funk and fun. For these Regional One Health supporters, one night was just not enough! P H OTO G R A P H Y

LO C AT I O N

DAT E

Mark O. Ramirez

Royal Studios

April 8, 2016

Erica Coopwood, Sally Pace, Boo Mitchell & Suzana Lightman

Stacy Vogel & “Jellybean” Johnson

Kim & Brad VanFrank

Dr. Reginald Coopwood, Boo Mitchell, Calvin Anderson & Susan Arney

1044 Yates | Memphis | 901.763. 3700

ejensen.com Jack Nedza, Kelli Mitchell, Diane Weickenand & Andre Fowlkes May 2016 / 51


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

SPRING FOR FORREST

The evening of live music and great food from local chefs made for a special fundraising event to benefit the Forrest Spence Fund. The nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007 in memory of Robert Forrest Spence to assist with the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-South.

Cocktail Party & Auction DAT E

P H OTO G R A P H Y

LO C AT I O N

LOV E F O R

WEB SITE

April 8, 2016

Mark O. Ramirez

Memphis Botanic Garden

Forrest Spence Fund

forrestspencefund.org

Brittany Spence, Katie Moore, Kim Griffin & Leslie Rhodes

Jennie Brooks, Shelley Bell, Beth Winterburn & David Spence

Kerrye Threlkeld & Charley Burk

Clay & Beth Auttonberry

Casey & Colton Cockrum

Katy & Patrick O’Connor with Julia Christian

Nicole Garner, Justin Prescott & Beth Zambetti 52 / 4Memphis

Rachel & Chuck Jackson

Stephen & Erin Shepherd

Kaleb & Becca Page with Andrew & Nicole Kinzler

Grace & Ryan Skertich

Bob & Dena Stoudt

Laura Dew & Anne Elizabeth Garrard


PHOTOS BY MICHELLE KELLY

Unique Women’s Online Boutique!

sidne yclarkde signs.com sidneyclarkdesigns

@sidneyclarkdesigns

California Dreaming on the Bluff

Prime Listing in Prestigious Hedgemoor 185 St. Albans Fairway • $1,625,000 Menzer/McClure Designed Renovation .85 acre lot • Pool and cabana

5101 Sanderlin Ave • Memphis, TN 38117 901.683.0441 • www.napacafe.com

RIP HANEY

901.351.2190 (Cell) 901.682.1868 Ext. 307 (Office) riphaneyrealtor.com | marx-bensdorf.com rhaney@marx-bensdorf.com May 2016 / 53


SPRING 2016

IT’S TIME FOR NEW

LEISURE P O P L A R AT R I D G E WAY • O A K H A L L . C O M


outtakes EVENT

SYMPHONY LEAGUE LUNCHEON LO C AT I O N

P H OTO G R A P H Y BY

DAT E

Memphis Hunt & Polo Club

Mark O. Ramirez

April 1, 2016

Life is Too Short Not To Wear Shorts

Donna Flinn, Eula Harrell Betty Weiss

DR. MICHAEL A. NELSON Board Certified in General Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, interventional Cardiology, Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Disease. Dr. Nelson performed his training at Yale, Emory and Harvard Schools of Medicine.

Babbie Lovett & Mike Robinson

Mei-Ann Chen & Martha Boyd

Billie Jean Graham, Kevin Kane & Isabelle Welch

Varicose vein evaluation & treatment covered by most insurance plans. Spider Vein treatments also available.

7751 Wolf River Blvd • Germantown, TN 901.297.4000 • proactivehv.com May 2016 / 55


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

A TASTE OF MEMPHIS

Over 25 of Memphis’ favorite restaurants dished up A Taste of Memphis with samples of their specialties to the supporters of Young Life. The ministry shares the message of Jesus Christ with teens from middle school through college, and funds raised at this tasty event will help inner city kids go to Young Life Camp this summer.

DAT E

P H OTO G R A P H Y

LO C AT I O N

WEB SITE

April 14, 2016

Mark O. Ramirez

Central Station

memphis.younglife.org

Urban Young Life

Jamell Simpson, Derrick Wilson & Marcellous Cathey

Stephen Moten with Lisa & Kenny Daniel

Phyllis Roy, Jermiah Gray, Cierra Young, Jamaro Wilson & Vincent Spriggs

Cheri Smith & Bridgette Askew

Joel Scoggins & Laura Sanderson 56 / 4Memphis

Beckah King & Katie Flynn

Kelcie Beharelle & Val Gosney

Olivia Hernandez & Cooper Foreman

Edwina Paschal, Maria Carver & Samantha Mills

Reginald Bradley & Tony Nickelson

Kathy Marsh & Kayla Green

Sydney Johnson & Alyssa Tews

Brennan Black & Allison Fish

Keelen Woods & Sophie Duffel

Ray Thompson & Debbie Moore


Time for New Beginnings in Spring.

A Bellafill Event May 25, 2016 from 2PM-6PM Buy a 5 Syringe Kit and Receive 1 Free Syringe, All for $3500 (Normally $3,800 for 5 syringes) Buy 3 Syringes for $1,875 (Normally $2,700) New Regenica Dual Serum $225 (Normally $260)

3086 Poplar Ave Memphis, TN 38111 901-433-9024 www.delabelle.net

Baseline

Door Prizes Will Be Given Away And Refreshments Will Be Served At 3 Months

At 5 Years

Bellafill® is indicated for the correction of nasolabial folds and moderate to severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over the age of 21 years. Patients who have had a positive reaction to the Bellafill® Skin Test, have a history of severe allergies, have known bovine collagen allergies, are allergic to lidocaine, have bleeding disorders or are prone to thick scar formation and/or excessive scarring should not receive Bellafill®. The safety of Bellafill® for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or in patients under 21 has not been established. You may experience temporary swelling, redness, pain, bruising, lumps/bumps, itching, and discoloration at the treatment site. These side effects are usually transient and typically resolve within 1–7 days. You may experience lumps/bumps/papules that may occur more than one month after injection and that may persist. Less common side effects include rash and itching more than 48 hours after treatment, persistent swelling or redness, lumps/bumps, acne, and increased sensitivity at treatment sites. Infrequently, granulomas may occur and may be treated by your licensed physician provider. Be sure to call your licensed provider immediately if you notice any unusual skin reactions around the treatment area. Based on the 5-year Post Approval Study on nasolabial folds with 1008 patients, long-term safety of Bellafill® for up to 5 years has been established. For more safety information, please consult with your physician and the patient labeling that can be found by visiting our website www.bellafill.com. Suneva Medical, Inc. does not author and is not responsible for the content of any third party website(s) linked here to. Toll-free call (U.S. & Canada): 844-Bellafill (844-235-5234). Local calls: 858-550-9999. International calls: ++ 858-550-9999. Before and After photos show patient treated with Bellafill®. Other photo shows model who is not an actual patient. ©SUNEVA MEDICAL, INC. SM2266 Rev00

May 2016 / 57


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

PTOL E M Y K R EW E CORO N AT IO N

Carnival Memphis’ Ptolemy Krewe recently crowned Queen Rachael Simmons and King Stephen Cruzen for this season of parties with a purpose. The children’s charities benefiting from this year’s Carnival are Best Buddies of Tennessee, the Exchange Club Family Center, and the Stax Music Academy.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

Mark O. Ramirez

April 2, 2016

University Club

Scot Bearup with Donna & Keith Renard

Ashley Smith, Whitney Cruzen & Kat Scoggin

Whitney & Philip Cruzen Jr.

Vickie, Katie & Ptolemy King Stephen Cruzen

Sara Rogers, Eric & Elizabeth Montesi

CREATING SPACES & PLACES

Chilton & Ptolemy Queen Rachael Simmons

Allie Rox

Grayson & Rachel Pruitt

Kelly McCracken, Kevin Kuhns & Tiffany Brimhall

Lynn Sanders

PalladioHomeandGarden.com

PALLADIOANTIQUES 2169 Central Ave, 38104

PALLADIOINTERIORS 2215 Central Ave., 38104

PALLADIOGARDEN

741 S. Cox St., 38104 58 / 4Memphis

Elizabeth Malmo Designs

Café Palladio


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

ME M PH IS FAS HI O N W E E K

The Memphis Fashion Week got underway with a Kick Off Party at Chickasaw Oaks Village. Shops participating in the party and offering MFW specials included Kittie Kyle, More Therapy, A. Shaw Antiques & Jewelry, Gloria’s Bridal, Mrs. Post Stationery, De La Belle Spa, and Lisa Mallory Interiors, plus a percentage of sales were donated to the Memphis Fashion Fund.

Kick-Off Event P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

Mark O. Ramirez

April 4, 2016

Chickasaw Oaks Village

Grace Askew & Sarah Stramel

Joe Barthol & Aviana Monasterio

Hannah Scott, Christy & Designer Meggy Muller, Meredith Wylie

Lauren Draffin, Paul Thomas, Babbie Lovett & Mary Ambrose

memphisfashionweek.org

Rebecca Allen & Lindy Faulkner

Ellie Mascioli & Katie Hamlin

Ursula Logan & Shantile Franklin

Beth Elzemeyer & Denise Beckett

Cindy Gambrell, Cathy Farrell & Babbie Lovett

For Men & Women 7 Diamonds // AG Jeans John Varvatos Star Kendra Scott Citizens of Humanity 7 For All Mankind Southern Tide // TOMS Dolce Vita // Karlie Southern Marsh // Hammitt Plenty by Tracy Reese Located in the Lobby of the Peabody Hotel Downtown Memphis 901.405.7625 • lansky126.com May 2016 / 59


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

C AR NI VAL M EMP HI S QUE E N B EE S E VE N T

Carnival Memphis’ Royal Society of Queen Bees got together recently to socialize in a manner befitting many queens! Current and past queens were in abundance at this special evening to honor these ladies, and their dedication to Carnival Memphis and Children’s Charities.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

WEB SITE

Mark O. Ramirez

March 22, 2016

Sheffield Antique Mall

carnivalmemphis.org

Dr. Greta Coger, Allie Luciano & Phoenix Queen Jane Venters-Dike

Elizabeth & Russell Williamson, JJ Keras & Ellen Patrick

Mimi Taylor, Luxor Queen Jim Wilson & Wendy Donna Renard & Pam Smith Hauber

Donna Melton & Ed Galfsky

Cindy Hawthorne & Mace Gearhardt

Anita Howald & Al Owing

Voted Favorite Heart Clinic

DR. KISHORE ARCOT

is the expert in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine with SEVEN board certifications in this field 6005 Park Avenue Suite 225-B Memphis, TN - 38119

901-767-6765

60 / 4Memphis


outtakes EVENT

N OT E S

LOFL I N YA R D GR AN D OP E NI N G

Loflin Yard is downtowns newest restaurant, bar, and backyard-style gathering spot. The ultimate in urban repurposing, the main building was the Loflin Safe and Lock Co., the chairs are old school desks from CBU, and the tin-covered wooden deck area was a barn that housed Peabody Hotel carriage horses. Loflin Yard is located at 7 West Carolina Avenue on the Southern fringe of the South Main district.

P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

Mark O. Ramirez

April 7, 2016

Sara Studdard, Doug Carpenter & Cara Greenstein

Caroline Mazhari & Anjana Nityanandam

George Handwerker, Abigail Rapp, Jim Wilson && Wendy Brad Barnett TaylorSmith Berger

Deborah & Tom Harrison

Dee Douzanis & Pam Well

Cassi Conyers & Bianca Phillips

Robert Graham // Nat Nast Trask // Southern Tide David Smith // Maui Jim 34 Heritage // Tailor Vintage Hiltl // Donald J. Pliner

Located in the Lobby of the Peabody Hotel Downtown Memphis • 901.529.9070 lanskybros.com May 2016 / 61


outtakes EVENT

VOLUNTEER ODYSSEY 2016 The 3rd annual Mix-Odyssey event brought together the best mixologists in Memphis to compete with their finest concoctions to benefit Volunteer Odyssey. The sold-out sampling extravaganza raised dollars to support Volunteer Odyssey’s mission to connect Memphians with their ideal volunteer opportunities. P H OTO G R A P H Y

DAT E

LO C AT I O N

WEBSITE

Mark O. Ramirez

February 27, 2016

Bridges

volunteerodyssey.com

The Premier Tennis, Fitness & Social Facility in the heart of East Memphis AMENITIES INCLUDE 26 TENNIS COURTS

Brendan Larkin, Megan Farrar & Bonnie Hopkins

MULTIPLE TENNIS PROFESSIONALS YEAR-ROUND SWIMMING OUTDOOR BAR RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE BAR LUXURY LOCKER ROOMS STEAM ROOM THERAPEUTIC WHIRLPOOL MASSAGE SERVICES FULL SERVICE PRO SHOP SOCIAL EVENTS

Kyle Kucharski & Madi Bienvenu

FITNESS CENTER & STUDIOS

Emily Stuart, Lisa Sloan & Ashley Cubbins

COMPLIMENTARY CHILD CARE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS FOR KIDS SWIM TEAM GOLF PRIVILEGES RACQUETBALL, HANDBALL SQUASH

Call for your tour today!

For Membership information please contact Taylor Taylor at 901-765-4404 or Elizabeth Livingston at 901-765-4471

Kevin & Susannah Barton

Melissa & Chris Williams

Follow The Racquet Club @rcofmemphis

5111 Sanderlin Ave. • Memphis, TN 38117 901.765.4400 • rcofmemphis.com 62 / 4Memphis

Neva Bowers, Molly Wallace, Gwen DeBrower, Kelsey Jacobson & Clark Lawrence


outtakes EVENT

UN I CO C E L E B RATI N G FR I E N DS & FA MI LY The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation hosted an afternoon for Celebrating Friends & Family fundraiser. UNICO has teamed up with the Italian Festival, Holy Rosary Men’s Club, and others to raise funds to relocate the downtown Columbus Statue to Marquette Park. To learn more or make a donation, visit unicomemphischapter.org. LO C AT I O N

P H OTO G R A P H Y BY

DAT E

Andrew Michael’s Italian Kitchen

Mark O. Ramirez

April 3, 2016

Andrew & Karie Ticer with Michael & Katie Hudman

Colleen Radish & Kristin Smith

Sarah Lichterman & Tony Heard

Rena Chiozza, Sabine Bachmann & Dottie Cull-Burana May 2016 / 63


An American Classic

Since 1898, Whitehouse Brothers has continued a time-honored tradition of crafting Quality products in the United States. The result of our unique die striking process is a more beautiful, durable product designed to become a future family heirloom.

rijewelers.com 376 Perkins Extd.

(across from Laurelwood)

Open Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6 (901) 767-3397

Wolfchase Galleria Mall Open Monday thru Saturday 10 to 9 Open Sunday 12 to 6 (901) 380-9558

Southaven (in Southlake Center) Open Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6 Open Sundays 1 to 5 (662) 349-8880

Bartlett Towne Centre Open Monday thru Saturday 10 to 6 (901) 371-8867


Celebrating Marriage

JA N UA RY 2 , 2 016

S E P T E M B E R 2 6 , 20 1 5

C HA N L E R H A N SE N & JO E L STA R K

STEP H ANIE DAVIS & STUART JAM ES

Kelsey Cherry C E R E M O N Y: St. Louis Catholic Church R E C E P T I O N : Colonial Country Club F LO R I S T: Arlington Floral C AT E R E R : Colonial Country Club C A K E : Cakes by Caroline W E D D I N G P L A N N E R R : Valorie Valle W E D D I N G G OW N : Mademoiselle Bridal

Lindsey Lissau Photography C E R E M O N Y Crawfordsville Methodist Church R E C E P T I O N The Barn at The Swepston Jones House F LO R I S T Deedra Stone Designs C AT E R E R CFY Catering C A K E Lee Sanders W E D D I N G P L A N N E R Betsy McKay, Salt Style & Events W E D D I N G G OW N Marisa

P H OTO G R A P H E R :

P H OTO G R A P H E R

A P R I L 16 , 2 0 16

ELIZABETH CUNNINGHAM & BRENT PHILLIPS Rob Lyons Photography Annesdale Mansion C AT E R E R CFY Catering F LO R I S T Lynn Doyle Flowers W E D D I N G CO O R D I N ATO R Michael Doyle W E D D I N G G OW N Lows Bridal and Formal P H OTO G R A P H E R

CEREMONY & RECEPTION

YOUR MARRIAGE & YOU R M OT HER

Advice by Making Marriage Makes Sense’s Relationship Expert, Andy Savage This month we celebrate Mother’s Day (it’s on May 8th in case you forgot). Many couples have challenging issues related to mothers or mothers in law. Here are three mistakes you might be making when it comes to your marriage and your mother.

your spouse’s concern or complaint making he or she feel disconnected and resentful.

2. Avoiding the boundaries discussion. Marriage means redefining all the other relationships in your life, including mom. Boundaries create the optimal 1. Defending your mom. You love your mom and conditions for healthy relationship for everyone, they that’s great, but defensiveness causes you to overlook do not have to be negative.

66 / 4Memphis

3. Sharing important news. It’s natural. Mom is your biggest fan. Mom should definitely be high on the list for important news, however, make sure your spouse is in the know first. Honoring your marriage first is always in line with honoring mom!


featuring

Spartina Located in the Lobby Peabody Hotel Downtown Memphis 901.432.0943 lanskybros.com of the

May 2016 / 67


TRUCK TREND’S

2016 PICKUP TRUCK OF THE YEAR

SIERRA1500 BOLD PRESENCE. TAILORED CABIN. PRECISION-ENGINEERED POWERTRAIN. CONFIDENT CAPABILITY.

Sunrise GMC

Sunrise GMC

Sunrise GMC

1800 Covington Pike Memphis, TN 888.271.7217

8500 Highway 64 Bartlett, TN 888.476-4074

4605 Houston Levee Rd. Collierville, TN 888.625-2854

MEMPHIS

WOLFCHASE

COLLIERVILLE


Lenny & Eva // Alex & Ani Lokai // Ayala Bar // Echo Becca Belz Jewelry

Located in the Lobby of the Peabody Hotel Downtown Memphis • 901.844.1913 • lanskybros.com

Dreamscapes

L A N D S C A P I N G

Certified Aquascape Contractors

LANDSCAPING • WATER FEATURES IRRIGATION • PATIOS

midsouthponds.com 901-754-1022 (Office ) • 901-301-4975 (Cell) @DreamscapesLandscaping May 2016 / 69


mix&mingle OVERTON BARK ADOPTION TOUR

SOUTHERN AVENUE COMPANY SPRING SOIREE

In partnership with North Shore Animal League’s national Tour for Life adoption drive, Hollywood Feed hosted the Overton Bark Adoption Tour on Sunday, April 10 at Overton Park in an effort to connect the community with organizations that serve the Mid-South’s pet population.

On a perfect spring Sunday afternoon, Southern Avenue Company Interiors & Gifts held their inaugural Spring Soiree. It was also a party for their first anniversary, and many friends were on hand to celebrate. Congratulations on one year and counting!

Emily Clark accompanied adoptee Santa

Leila Appel and Josh Smith

Luke Robinson and his dogs Hudson and Indy

Taylor Johnson and her dog Izz

Melissa Kimbrough & Stephanie Jones

Meredith & Jo Ellen Druelinger

Lee & Amy Grant

Jennifer Boring, Dee Shook, Melissa Kimbrough & Molly Malone

ROBERT IRWIN JEWELERS SPRING TRUNK SHOW

AMRO MUSIC SPRING KEYBOARD FESTIVAL

In a one special day at each Robert Irwin Jewelers four locations, LeVian Chocolatier held Trunk Show events. While shopping the new line of Gladiator designer pieces, guests enjoyed refreshments and the latest LeVian designs.

Amro Music held their annual Spring Keyboard Festival on April 2nd. Songwriter and pianist extraordinaire Jim Brickman was the featured guest for this year’s festival. Amro Music is been family owned, and has helped scores of Memphians learn to play a keyboard and many other kinds of musical instruments since 1921.

Christy McNeese & Howard Knopf

Hannah Conlee & Lexes Mims Janet Green & Doris King

Christy McNeese, Jack Rein, Howard Knopf, Sharon Scarbrough, Ginny Buster & Courtney Chadimi 70 / 4Memphis

Josh Stevens, Shelby Butterfield, Jim Brickman & William Sliger

Henry Yu, Judith Fairchild & Florence Yu


CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN CUISINE 1 4 5 B E A L E S T. ( A B O V E B B K I N G ’ S ) | 9 0 1 . 5 7 8 . 3 0 3 1 I T TA B E N A D I N I N G . C O M / M E M P H I S

Bundtles of joy.

Memphis in Your Pocket Inform your social life with the new 4Memphis app. Find nearby shopping and restaurants, check out what’s happening around you, and see who showed up at Memphis’ best events.

LETS DO AN IMAGE OF THE ROOM AND USE THE COPY FINE DINING, IMAGE OF FOOD...PIC ANY OF THE FOOD S H O T S , I T H I N K W E H AV E A F E W T O C H O S E F R O M - C O N T E M P O R A RY S O U T H E R N C U I S I N E A N D F O R T H E W I N E P I C S AY E X T E N S I V E W I N E S E L E C T I O N .

Shower them with bite-sized bundtinis, sold by the dozen.

Memphis 5679 Poplar Ave., Suite 102 (901) 208-8984 NothingBundtCakes.com May 2016 / 71


mix&mingle SISSY’S LOG CABIN JEWELRY FABERGE EVENT For only a short time, a Faberge jewelry collection will be available exclusively at Sissy’s Log Cabin Fine Jewelry. Peter Carl Fabergé became jeweller and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court in the 19th century, including the legendary series of fifty lavish and ingenious Imperial Easter Eggs. Today, Fabergé creates modern collections of extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories.

Allen McCubbin with Lesia, Stephan & Anton Schneider

Tiffany Brimhall & Leonard Draper

LIVE IS GOOD

Earle Farrell talks with Sherry May, Co-Director of Live at the Garden, about the 2016 Concert Lineup!

Nocole & Aliana Vanaman

4MEMPHISSHOW Mon-Fri 3-6 pm

Michael Bohner & Sunnye Boyd

LIVE STREAMING AT KWAM990.COM

Want to be a part of the 4Memphis Show? Contact us at cathy@4memphis.com

SAUNDRA MESSINGER CUSTOM DESIGN EVENT & CHICKASAW OAKS SPRING INTO SUMMER EVENT Kittie Kyle hosted New York jewelry designer Saundra Messinger for a Custom Design Event. Guests had a chance to meet Saundra and work directly with her to design their special, original piece. Throughout Chickasaw Oaks, shops were offering summer cocktails, music and promotions for the new season.

Cindy Gambrell & Saundra Messinger

6300 Poplar at Massey 761-4430 • sorelleboutiquememphis.com 72 / 4Memphis

Julie Saxon & Meg McCord

Karin Huntzinger, Saundra Messinger with Emily & Dan Zacharias

Tina Skupic, Renee Pinlac & Robin Thoda


mix&mingle EDEN SPA & LASER SPRING OPEN HOUSE Spring is the season of renewal, and that is a specialty at Eden Spa. Clients were treated to refreshments, specials, gifts-with-purchases, and a day filled with pampering by the Eden pros.

Katie Hughes & Kristy Moore

Emily Love & Caprice Devereux

Oh, the places we’ll roam, but the 901’s still home

Thatcher & Natalee Poindexter

Katie Breyer, Shauna German, Jerry Andrews, Valerie Donovan & Stacey Watson

COACHING FOR LITERACY ANNUAL EVENT

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School 1695 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN Admissions 901-435-5344 | Info www.myiccs.org Co-ed Pre-K–8 | All girls 9 –12

The annual Coaching For Literacy event brings together prominent sports figures to discuss sports and literacy. This year Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss head football coach, discussed revitalizing literacy through sports. For more information on this organization, visit coachingforliteracy.org.

Miller French, Matthew Flynn & Bobby Murray

Coleman Connell, Van Weinberg with Samantha & Philip Gould

SAR K IS KIS H ORIENTAL RUG S

Sales • Repairs • Cleaning • Appraisals

5179 Wheelis Drive at White Station Lamar Stanley, Jonathan Wilfong, Andrew Renshaw & Garrott Graham

Ryan Viner with Lisa & Bill Courtney

just north of Poplar Ave.

901.818.6878 • www.sarkiskish.com Since 1974

May 2016 / 73


EXPERIENCE

BUICK

A NEW LEASE ON LUXURY

VERANO

$169/MONTH $2,500 DOWN4

LACROSSE

$279/MONTH $2,000 DOWN4

REGAL

$249/MONTH $3,200 DOWN4

ENCORE

ENCLAVE

$189/MONTH $3,900 DOWN4

$339/MONTH $3,500 DOWN4

SPECIAL 24-MONTH LEASE INCLUDING PREMIUM SERVICES FOR ONE SIMPLE MONTHLY PAYMENT 2 YEARS ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE1

2 YEARS OF ONSTAR DIRECTIONS & CONNECTIONS2

2 YEARS OF SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO3

SUNRISE BUICK MEMPHIS | 1800 COVINGTON PIKE | MEMPHIS TN | 888.271.7217 S U N R I S E B U I C K W O L F C H A S E | 8 5 0 0 H I G H WAY 6 4 | B A RT L E T T, T N | 8 8 8 . 4 7 6 - 4 0 7 4 SUNRISE BUICK COLLIERVILLE | 4605 HOUSTON LEVEE RD. | COLLIERVILLE, TN | 888.625-2854 1. Covers scheduled oil changes, oil filter changes, tire rotations, and chassis lubrications, according to your new vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule, for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Does not include air filters. See dealer for other restrictions and complete details. 2. Vist onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. 3. SiriusXM Radio service only available in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. If you decide to continue your service after your trial subscription, service is continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. For more information and to view Customer Agreement, visit siriusxm.com. 4. No security deposit required. Tax, title, license and dealer fees extra. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 20,000 miles.


Mother’s Day Made Easy Call or Order Online an Eden Spa Gift Card

901.683.1066 | edenspaandlaser.com Syneron SR Laser and Sublative Laser treatments: • Provides a smoother, more youthful appearance • Fades uneven & discolored skin tones

• Diminishes brown & red spots • Stimulates production of collagen • Decreases fine lines, wrinkles, pores

• Effective on face, décolleté, and hands • Safe and comfortable

Call today to learn more. Consultations are complimentary.

Dr. Neumon Goshorn & the Staff of Eden Spa & Laser

All the Beauty You’ll Need Under One Roof

1044 Brookfield Road • Memphis • 901.683.1066 • edenspaandlaser.com


MAKE MOM’S DAY! Announcing our Annual Mednikow Mother’s Day Sale

S

parkling diamonds and beautiful designer jewelry at prices you’ll love for the mom you love!

Surprisingly sweet discounts and special designer closeout collections make this the perfect time to find graduation and wedding presents—or find that “just because” gift for you!

And if you’re interested in learning more about our multi-million dollar diamond clearance sale everyone is talking about, please visit our website at Diamonds4Memphis.com.

474 Perkins Extended, Memphis | 3384 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta | 2160 Bandywood Drive, Nashville

Profile for 4Memphis

4Memphis | May 2016  

Derby Wear Fashion // Toddy Time recipes // GPAC Gala // Brooks Uncorked // Southern Reins // Shawn Danko // A Taste of Memphis...

4Memphis | May 2016  

Derby Wear Fashion // Toddy Time recipes // GPAC Gala // Brooks Uncorked // Southern Reins // Shawn Danko // A Taste of Memphis...

Profile for 4memphis