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contents May 2014

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44 outtakes 26 Carnival Memphis 28 SpeakEasy Gala 30 Flavors of Memphis 32 Ghosts of Crosstown World Premiere 35 Memphis Flower Show Preview Party 38 Junior League Estate Sale Preview Party 40 Le Bon Appetit 42 Live at the Garden Line-Up Announcement Party 56 AAC Conference Awards Luncheon 58 Brooks Uncorked

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Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner 78 Memphis Farmers Market Opening Day 80 M.S. Masquerade Event 82 Orpheum Centre for Performing Arts & Education Groundbreaking Ceremony 88 Fleming’s Wine Dinner 91 Pearl Debut 92 Steak ‘n Burger Dinner 93 Collierville Rotary Foundation Golf Scramble 94 The Josephine Circle Centennial Luncheon

features 54 71 85 95

Bloomin’ Dazzling: Gilded Gifts for May Giving The Midtown Movement Bow-ed Over Love Conquers All

regulars 44 Fashion: Va Va Vroom! 61 Recipes: Eggs 68 Travel: Simple Math 96 Celebrating Marriage READ Book Review 98 More 4 Memphis 99


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Letter From the Publisher 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 ָ ‫ כִּ י ִב ְׁש‬:‫יְ הוָ ה‬-‫ ֶאל‬,‫ וְ ִה ְת ַּפלְ לּו ַבעֲ ָדּה‬,‫ ֲא ֶׁשר ִהגְ לֵ ִיתי ֶא ְתכֶ ם ָׁש ָּמה‬,‫שלֹום ָהעִ יר‬-‫ת‬ ְׁ ‫ז וְ ִד ְרׁשּו ֶא‬ ‫יִ ְר ְמיָ הּו‬

The Prodigal Son “Half Empty or Half Full People” “You have the choice of seeing the glass as either half empty of half full” has to be one of the most often used statements by parents in dealing with their children whose desire for more seems to have no end. For those of us raising more than one child, it may not be the desire for more but the constant battle of why one sibling gets something that the other one doesn’t. Jesus was recorded to have told a story in the Book of Luke, chapter 15, about a son returning home after squandering his inheritance. The story is as much about the son returning home as it is about the son who stayed home faithfully and worked for the father. The son who was openly dissatisfied with his life had to move away and lose everything to appreciate what he had, while the one who stayed home was equally guilty of not appreciating what he had been given by his father. They were both looking at the circumstances from a “half empty” point of view. The one who left thought things were better elsewhere, the one who stayed resented that he was there and didn’t want to share when his brother returned.

I do not want to be accused of writing a half-empty letter, one the great things about publishing 4Memphis is the outcry of support for the mission and message of the magazine from native Memphians and transplants alike. I like to think we have had a positive impact and have helped that positive outcry grow, but we are only a voice calling people’s attention to what others are doing. The Mo’s Bow Ties and the Midtown Movement pieces are such examples in this issue of 4Memphis. The Memphis Ownership Group of the Grizzlies joined with the outsiders Robert Pera and Jason Levien to make a huge “half full” outcry. I believe that if one studies successful people, companies or cities, you find that they are dominated by “half full” thinking people. They are people who have an appreciation/understanding of all that life has brought them and work to overcome the difficulties. They view the “half full” condition as an opportunity to improve and build and not as an opportunity to complain and quit. The father celebrated the return of the son. May we all celebrate the Mid-South and all that it has to offer, and work to fill the rest of the glass. Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis,

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I have written about it several times, but it can never be said too much, the greatest lovers of Memphis are those who have moved here from other places. The ones who complain the most are the native Memphians who are stuck in the mind set of the brother who stayed home unappreciative of what they have been given.

Jim Walker

About the Cover Moziah Bridges & Jake, Oak Hall’s “fashion hound,” Photography by Jack Kenner © 2014 Oak Hall

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Dress, bracelets: Lori James, Earring: Lavish. Photo taken at Mensi’s Dairy Bar by Dirk Olsen.


May 2014 Volume IV • Number 7 publisher

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managing editor Sandi Butler Hughes sandi@4memphis.com

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Social Media manager Zachary Pettis zach@4memphis.com

Contributors Sally Walker Davies Palmer Burt

photographers Jay Adkins Dirk Olsen Mark O. Ramirez

Distribution Luis Aguilar

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outtakes

Carnival Memphis The Party with a Purpose Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

Grand Krewe of Ptah Coronation

Susan & Donnie Angel with Dr. Amy Spicer

Joe & Virginia Lopresti

Al Owings & Nancy Imre

Chris Bratton & Charlotte McGee

Mike McNeer & Dr. Barbara Benstein

Grand Krewe of Memphi Mid-Winter Ball

Memphi Duchesses & Dukes- Steve & Patty Welch, Alex & Shea Wellford, Andy & Jana Lamanna, Jennie & Walker Robbins, Lisa & Hugh Mallory & Pam & Steve Guinn

Keenon McCloy & Ken Hall

Ptah King Robert Trouy & Queen Mary Stewart

Karen & John Davis

Cindy & David Gambrell with Chantal Johnson

Ginger Collier & Amy Dudek

Adrienne Huntsman & Bob LaBonia

Tommy & Phyllis Pollard

Mary Ann Hodges, Paul & Holly Craft, Kim & Johnny Pitts

Ricky & Catherine Harris

Ryan Carter & Cecilia Walker

Royal Society of Queen Bee’s Wine & Cheese Event at Sheffield Antique Mall

Ruthie Layman & Ann Newell 26 / 4Memphis

Donna Melton, Ed Galfsky & Barbara Patronis

Michael Huey, Keith Renard & Al Owings

Donna Parker with Jack & Marti Marsh


Grand Krewe of Luxor Coronation

Luxor King Russ Mire & Queen CC Brewer

Mike Honeycutt, Kevin Bently & Keith Renard

Kathy Sapp, Susan Orabone, Kathy Breckenridge & Virginia Lopresti

Greg Parker & Fontaine Moore

Pat & Donna Hoffman with McClain Gordon & Alison Smith

Liza Monaghan & Donna Mikeal

Alicia, Paige, Hailey & Cara Lindsey

Grand Krewe of Ennead Coronation

Don Chenault & Cynthia Talley

Ennead Royal Court front: Duchesses Judith Johnstone, Lydia Sullivan & Jean Robertson Oliver; back: Duke Albert Markle, King Bernie Krock, Chairman Paula Wyatt, Queen Marion Marr, Flagman Charles Humphreys, Duke Bill Ferguson & Duke Alan Barfield

Mike Cannon & Ellen Patrick

Donna Mikeal & Walt Hewley

Jim & Sheila Wilson with Debbie & Brad Halbrook

Grand Krewe of Ptolemy Coronation

Megan Arthur, Beth Buffington, Ginger Collier & Amy Dudek

Sharon Shipley, Jennie Robbins, Catherine Harris & Kim Weiss

Corey & Michelle Epps

Barry Burton, Ally Luciano & Randy Johnson

Ben Buffington & Ron Cribb

Ptolemy Queen Dr. Rebekah Shappley with King Lee Wilson May 2014 / 27


outtakes

SpeakEasy Gala

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Hip cats and flappers brought the Roaring ‘20s back to the Great Hall in Germantown for the 3rd Annual SpeakEasy Gala to benefit the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. The jazzy evening was a swinging good time for a great school making a difference in Memphis! Brittany, Fred & Sally Pellegra

Brad Colonna & Alisa Cunningham

Ron Wise & Ellen Westbrook

Mary Douglas & Doug Laurie

Dana & Doug Bogard

Annette & Aarron Wright

Suttina & Andy Millar

Dan & Ellen Gaw

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Ajay Dalal & Stephanie Connelly

Melinda & Keith Duncan

Rebecca & Jim Matthews

Shanna & Kevin Sparks

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What’s Poppin’ in May Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN, Tom Lee Park, memphisinmay. org

FRIDAY, May 2

Friday, May 9 Memphis Brooks Wine + Food Series, Private Winemaker Dinner, Spring Creek Ranch, 6:30pm Night Life for Methodist Hospice w/ Michael Mcdonald, Minglewood Hall, 8pm, 901.516.0836 for ticket info, methodisthealth.org/nightlife

Saturday, May 10 Memphis Symphony Orchestra Symphony in the Gardens, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 6pm Memphis Brooks Wine + Food Series, Grand Auction, Brooks Museum Plaza, 5:30pm Pickin’ Picnic, Bartlett, TN, BPAC Lawn, cityofbartlett.org

Saturday, May 3 Get Down & Derby Gala, Memphis Botanic Garden, 4pm

Thursday, May 8 35th Blues Music Awards, Memphis, TN, Cook Convention Center, blues. org Memphis in May Viva Panama Jazz Concert, Orpheum Theater, 7:30pm Salvation Army Annual Dinner, Hilton Memphis, 7pm

Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch, Memphis Botanic Garden, 10:30am-2pm

Thursday, May 15 – Saturday, May 17 Memphis in May World Championship BBQ Contest, Tom Lee Park

Thursday, May 22 – Sunday, June 1 Americana Experience Franklin, TN, various locations, americanaexperience.com

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Friday, May 23 – Saturday, May 24 Friends of the Library Book Sale, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Sunday, May 25 B.B. King Homecoming Festival Indianola, MS, B.B. King Museum, bbkingmuseum.org

Thursday, May 29 – Saturday, May 31 Memphis Italian Festival, Marquette Park

Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1 Memphis Potters’ Guild Annual Spring Show & Sale. Memphis Botanic Garden

Thursday, June 5 Willie Nelson/Alison Kraus, Snowden Grove Amphitheater, snowdengroveamphitheater.com

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Moon River Festival, Memphis, TN, Levitt Shell, moonriverfestival.com


outtakes

Flavors of Memphis American Liver Foundation Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Area chefs gathered at the Hilton-Memphis on Sunday evening, March 30 to present the Flavors of Memphis culinary celebration. Part competition and part feast, the chefs treated attendees to a flavorful evening of cuisine for a great cause: the American Liver Foundation. Mert Guin, Krishna Ravinuthala & Kathey Wise

Chuck Siegfried & Kim Cherry

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Hunter Underwood & Jacquelyn Sappenfield

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Katina & Eric Burgess

Kevin & Kim Humphries

Amy Wood & David Cupp

Christy Copeland & Anthony Pitts

Brad & Kim Van Frank, Joe Birch with Jenny & Jeff McIlvain 30 / 4Memphis

Emily Hooker & Lynn Berretta

Rick Sain & Priscilla Baer


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Ghosts of Crosstown World Premiere Opera Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The exciting world premiere of the Ghosts of Crosstown kicked off the 10-day Midtown Opera Festival. The performance took place at the inspiration for the opera, the Sears Crosstown Building. “What if these walls could sing?� was the thematic question for Ghosts, and it was soundly answered: It would be wonderful, especially as an opera that brings the community together on a perfect spring evening. operamemphis.org Lisa Hume, Josh Borths, Elliot Yates & Madalyn Bryant

Honey Schiedt, Cathy Pantik, Kamran Ince, Rudi Schiedt with Karen & Ned Canty

Ben Makino & Sarah Rector

Ann Sieber & Khyber Daniel

Tom Essmyer, Antzee Magruder, Mark McCowan, Jen Bradner, Kim Morrison & Amiee Hurley

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Amy Israel & Will Murray

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Memphis Flower Show Preview Party Dixon Gallery & Gardens Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Memphis Flower Show is sponsored biennially by Memphis Garden Club and the Dixon, and a preview party to celebrate opened this magnificent flower show. Garden club members designed floral arrangements to interpret the artwork in the current exhibit, Memphis/Milano: 1980s Italian Design. Imaginative and artistic, the Memphis Flower Show is a springtime tradition not to miss - mark your calendar for 2016 when these talented ladies do it again! dixon.org

Jim & Mimi Taylor with Ginger Collier

Kim & Johnny Pitts with Clare Nelson

Sarah Benz, Mary Wood & Julia Turnipseed

Maggie Murf, Brittany McDonald with Lisa Ellis

Cile Collier, Ragan Magness & Jeannie Tabor

Sally Shy, A.W. Simmons & Elise Stratton

Jennifer Hobson, Weezie Calandruccio, Kara Preston

Judy & Lee Powell

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Jennifer Estes, Heather Grosvenor & Katherine Dobbs

Beth & Alan Hall with Joy Siles

Bruce & Janie Hopkins with Tom & Jenne Williams

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Drew Daniels & Molly Polatty

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Kevin Sharp & Erin Riodan

Mary Malone & Jean Lincoln

Kelty Crain, Chris Caudill & Debbie Robinson

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Junior League Estate Sale Preview Party Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

Treasure hunting was the order of the evening as the Junior League Memphis got together for a pre-sale celebration on March 20. The 2nd Annual Estate Sale was held on Saturday, March 22 at the JL headquarters on Central. Savvy shoppers were happy with fabulous finds and the JL raised funds for their numerous charitable causes. jlmemphis.org Kim Weiss, Jana Lamanna, Gina Boyd, Jennifer Taylor & Sharon Shipley

Keating Lowery, Erin Phillips, Lana Holmes & Lisa Mallory

Rebecca Fountain & Stephanie Simpson

Ben Boden & Page Wood

Laura Finley, Amy Beth Dudley & Elizabeth Rouse

Madelyn Gray, Meghan McMahon, Lauren Bowie & Denice McMahon

Tonya Wells & Michelle Gurley 38 / 4Memphis

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Lauren Price, Yvette Hughes, Brandy Ward & Tabatha Holmes

Pegah Shahidi, Megan Wilson, Bill Brandon, Mary Kate Brandon & Mary Lawrence Carruthers


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Le Bon Appetit

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Chefs and foodies gathered at Minglewood Hall for the annual Le Bon Appetit benefitting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Local chef extraordinaire Kelly English called on his local kitchen comrades who were paired with visiting chefs to prepare an evening of tasty noshes for the crowd. The evening’s festivities was hosted by Food Network’s star chef Claire Robinson, who made sure the night was all about cookin’ up for a great time! For ways that you can help Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, visit lebonheur.org/ways-to-help.

Chefs Patrick Reilly & Derek Emerson

Dina Martin & Jenny Vergos Dr. Chris & Connie Knott-Craig, Clare Nelson with Kim & Johnny Pitts

Angela Watson & Drew Martinez

Terry Lynch & Cathy Weaver

Kim Williams & Wes Burrow

Coach Justin & Jenny Fuente

Jim & Mary Hopkins

Chefs Erling Jensen & Eli Kirshtein

Chefs Jason Dallas, Jackson Kramer & Sam Witherspoon

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Chefs Barry Maiden, Chris Stephen, Andrew Ticer & Aaron Winters

Don & Meri Armour with Denice McMahon

Natalie Boyatt & Bernard Farber

Chefs Karen Carrier & John Currence

Susan Graf, Rita DeWeese & Nancy Colleran

Shaka & Kristian Conway

Chefs Wally Joe & Steven Satterfield

Angela & Chef Kelly English

Kyle Franzen, Erica Baker with Dr. Caley & Josh Spotts

Pam Kimery & Ron Wong

Laura & Dr. James Eason Linda Underwood & Claire Robinson

Dr. Jorge & Lynn Calzada

Karen & Kirk Johnston

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Chefs Dusty Bell, Ryan Trimm, Ryan Prewitt & Brian Burns May 2014 / 41


outtakes

Live at the Garden Line-Up Announcement Party Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The Live at the Garden Concert Series is one of the summer’s best party events in town - so what better way than to start with a party to announce the line-up! The Memphis Botanic Garden Hardin Hall was full with anxious guests as each of the concerts was revealed. With the new permanent stage, this will be one of the best Live seasons to date as the series kicks off June 21st with Little Big Town! liveatthegarden.com

Barbara Williamson, Sherry May & Michelle Dunavant

Dorrie Simms, Someila Kail, Ellen Berstein & Annette Noles

Jennifer Scola, Sonja Dowdy, Ron Olson & Mike Scola

Rob Joyner & Sherri Hewlett

Julia Kim & Christina Moran

Anne & Thayne Muller with Dr. Oakley Jordan & Pam Davis

Dr. Nancy Chase & Bob Blanchard

Tom Prewitt & Kelli DeWitt

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VROOM! Out & About in Collierville Photographer: Dirk Olsen / Model: McKenzie from Amax Stylist/Sittings Editor: Stephanie Beliles Hair: Jill Webb with The Spa Midtown Makeup: Jessica Cunningham with Daniel Shay’s Hair Studio Assistants: Lee Anderson Roper and Zachary Pettis Nothing is sweeter than the small town sentiment you get in the Collierville Town Square in the early summer months. That is, until you add luxury cars and beautiful clothes. 4Memphis is ushering in summer with striking rides from the best dealerships and airy garments that make you want to drop the convertible top. Trends like gauzy linens and organza help beat the Memphis heat. Art-inspired prints and head-to-toe pastels are also chic and need little accessorizing. No true Southern woman’s wardrobe is complete without some country-western inspired flare, but do not forget the hat! Wrinkles are never in! Dress & Collar: Kittie Kyle | Shoes: Lavish | Car: F-Type V8 S by Bluff City Jaguar-Land Rover

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Far Left Dress: Oak Hall | Necklace: Kittie Kyle | Hat: Kittie Kyle Car: Audi S5 Convertible by Gossett Audi (Below Bottom) Center Pant, Vest, Blouse, Shoe: Lavish | Belt: Hewlett & Dunn on Collierville Square Sunglasses: stylist owned | Car: Toyota Highlander by Chuck Hutton Toyota (Below Top)

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B l o o m i n’ Da z z l i n g Gilded Gifts for May Giving Photography by Jay Adkins Flowers courtesy of Lynn Doyle Flowers 5635 Poplar Ave, Memphis - (901) 762-4598 April showers bring May flowers…and the month to shower Mom with a beautiful jewelry treasure! It is also the time to celebrate the accomplishment of that special graduate with a gift that is lasting as their education. Beautiful blooms and baubles to adorn those you love!

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outtakes

American Athletic Conference

Awards Luncheon Photography by Zachary Pettis

The supporters of the American Athletic Conference gathered to celebrate the athletic achievements for the past season. The awards luncheon was held at the Gibson Guitar Factory, and the major achievements were lauded during this afternoon festivity. For more information on the American Athletic Conference, visit theamerican.org. Isaac Hayes guitar

Harold Graeter & Pat Kerr Tigrett

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Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin receiving AAC Coach of the Year Award from Commissioner Mike Aresco

UCONN Guard Shabazz Napier receiving AAC Player of the Year Award

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U of M Forward Austin Nichols receiving AAC Rookie of the Year Award from Commissioner Mike Aresco

Cincinnati Bearcats Justin Jackson & Sean Kilpatrick

Kevin Kane, Mike Aresco & Mayor Mark Luttrell

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Brooks Uncorked Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The Brooks Museum popped a cork and then some on Friday, March 28th at the Brooks Uncorked tasting extravaganza. Party guests were treated to over 60 wines, specialty cocktails and craft beers for sipping and swigging, plus tidbits from some of Memphis’ finest restaurants for sampling. The Brooks’ innovative educational outreach programs benefit from this evening of uncorked partying. brooksmuseum.org

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EGGS Photography by Jay Adkins

Truffle Egg with Cranberry Tarragon Erling Jensen’s

2 eggs 2 T whipped soft cream Minced truffle to taste. May substitute truffle oil if no truffles are available. Remember it’s easier to add more than take away. Mix egg and cream together. Heat a crepe pan to just before smoking. Add butter allow to brown then add oil to cease browning. Add egg cream mix to pan, season and allow to cook until just done to personal liking. Add truffles or oil and fold over and over on itself. Add truffle last as flavor fades with heat. Serve with rye and or brioche toast. Compote and minced onion.

Cranberry tarragon: 2 cups cranberry 2 T sugar 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar

2 large shallots, minced 2 T tarragon, minced 1 T anise alcohol

Place cranberries, sugar, vinegar and shallots in a heavy bottom sauce pot. Stir often. Cook until vinegar is au sec and berries thicken with sugar. Once cool add tarragon and anise.

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EGGS

Jalapeño Green Eggs & Ham Itta Bena

2 large eggs Pork of your liking: bacon, sliced ham, pork chop, etc. 1 T butter 1/2 a jalapeño (seeds removed and rough chopped) 1 T chives, chopped Fresh cracked black pepper

Over a mixing bowl, crack open each egg and pour insides back and forth between the shells allowing the egg whites to fall into the bowl. Once the yolk has been separated from the egg whites, carefully pour the yolk into a spoon, and set aside. In a food processor, combine rough chopped jalapeños and chives. Do not chop jalapeños very small, you want the food processor to do most of the work. Turn food processor on high. as the jalapeños and chives

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are chopped they will release their natural oils. Once they are chopped fine, pour in the egg whites. Blend very briefly, 5 to 10 seconds. The oils from the jalapeños and chives should turn the egg whites green. Set a medium sized non-stick skillet over low to medium heat. Once hot melt 1 T butter, making sure the entire bottom of the pan is coated. Pour in “green” egg whites. If they immediately begin to rapidly bubble, then the pan is too hot. Using the spoon, carefully place the egg yolks in the center of the “green” egg whites, being careful not to break the yolk. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, or until egg whites are cooked, but the yolk is still runny. Remove from heat, and using the rim of a drinking glass carefully cut the eggs in a perfect circle around the yolks. Remove and season with fresh cracked black pepper. Serve with your choice of pork, for a fun conversation-starting brunch!


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Fried Green Tomato BLT Jim’s Place Grille

1-2 green tomatoes, sliced 2 thick-sliced Benton’s Smokehouse Bacon 1 medallion pork tenderloin Arugula greens 1 egg 1/3 cup seasoned white cornmeal 1/3 cup all-purpose flour Hollandaise sauce (one egg yolk, two tablespoons salted butter, dash of cayenne, dash of Colman’s dry mustard, squeeze of fresh lemon juice) Dredge a tomato slice and pork tenderloin medallion in egg wash batter and seasoned cornmeal mix. Season

the cornmeal with 1/2 tsp salt, black pepper and a dash of cayenne. In a cast iron skillet, heat vegetable oil and fry to golden. Set aside. Next, fry the Benton ’s bacon slices and set aside to cool. Fry egg, sunny side up. Layer the sandwich on bread of your choice, starting from the bottom up: arugula, 1 slice fried green tomato, 1 bacon slice, pork medallion, 2nd bacon slice, 2nd fried green tomato slice and place fried egg on top. Drizzle with fresh Hollandaise sauce (1 egg yolk, 2 T salted butter, dash of cayenne, dash of Colman’s dry mustard, squeeze of fresh lemon juice).

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Chorizo Bolognese Local Gastropub Bolognese 1/2 white wine 1 cup diced onion 1 cup celery 2 cups roasted whole

tomatoes 1/2 lb chorizo Salt and pepper to taste

Brown chorizo in skillet. Drain. Add onion and celery with a dash of olive oil. Deglaze pan with white wine. Add over roasted tomato. Simmer until tomatoes are broken down.

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Grits 1 cup stone ground grits 2 cups milk 1 cup heavy cream

1 cup gouda Âź Velveeta 2 tbl butter

Combine all ingredients except grits. Heat to a simmer. Add the grits and cook until grits are al dente (softened but has crunch).

To build the dish: 2 tbl scallions 1 tbl queso fresca 1 poached or fried egg Pour grits into an individual skillet or bowl. Add chorizo Bolognese on top. Top with fried egg and garnish with queso and scallions.


Egg & Olive Sandwich Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Co. 12 fresh eggs 1 handful green olives, chopped 1/2 c mayonnaise 2 T Dijon mustard Salt and pepper Boil eggs, peel and chop. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Serve on ciabatta bread or a croissant with fresh tomato and lettuce.

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Eggs Sardou Owen Brennan’s 2 eggs 6 oz creamed spinach 2 large artichoke bottoms

4 oz hollandaise sauce Paprika for dusting Chives for garnish

Bring a pot of water with several tablespoons of vinegar (to help the eggs hold together) to a simmer. Gently crack the eggs and drop into the water, slow poach for 5 minutes or until the white is set. Spoon creamed spinach onto the plate. Warm the artichoke bottoms and place on top of the spinach. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and place in the artichokes. Top with hollandaise sauce, and garnish with paprika and chives .Serve with fried Brabant potatoes and fresh fruit.

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t’s the immutable law of renting a vacation home at the beach: You lose the first half day just getting yourself set up for the business of vacationing. You’ve got to hit the grocery store, the liquor store, rent the bikes, maybe a kayak, make some reservations at your favorite restaurant, arrange a tee time. While the string of beach towns along Northwest Florida’s Highway 30A – from Rosemary to Alys to Watercolor to Grayton - is paradise, renting a home at one of these resortlike communities comes with the hefty price tag of losing a half day of precious vacation time. During his own visit to Seagrove Beach in 2008, John Wellborn realized there was plenty of demand for a conciergestyle service for the 30A communities. The Columbus, Georgia native, whose childhood included family vacations at Seagrove, was taking a break from work when genius struck. “I realized there was a big need for second home owners to have someone locally to help with all of the issues that come with second home ownership,” says Wellborn. “After one day of cold calling, I had twenty homes on our program.” Wellborn’s company, Live Well Bikes, was the first concierge service available for 30A vacationers and homeowners – and has grown from providing bikes and paddle board rentals to doing grocery runs, airport pick-ups, providing high chairs and cribs, and even arranging full-service beach bonfires for its clients. Need groceries? Simply write up a list and email it in; the fee is $50 for the first 20 items, $75 for 40 items. A crib and high chair combo is $150 for a week, while two beach chairs

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30A / Live Well Bikes Services and pricing can be found online at livewellbikes.com or by calling (850) 468-0006.

and an umbrella is $150 per week – about $21 a day. A beach bonfire – complete with the essential county permit – includes setup and cleanup, tiki torches, a table and an iPod dock / speaker – costs $385, a cost easily split by multiple families. Coolers with ice, chairs, hot chocolate and even the makings for s’mores can be added to the package. “The bikes are the most requested, but the beach fires are the most fun and the thing that all of our guests remember and talk about for years,” says Wellborn. When a client arrives at their rental, everything’s ready to go – food put away, wine chilling, bikes and helmets at the ready. All that’s left for you to do is unpack, and get those toes in the sand. Wellborn says experiencing the slice of paradise that is 30A is what inspired him to begin Live Well, and it’s what he hopes inspires others to follow their hearts to work they love. “I have found happiness in a way I didn’t know existed before moving to 30A,” he says. “It is my mission to share that experience with the guests we work with every week.”

Live Well’s array of services can all be booked online. The company works with a majority of vacation rental services in all the 30A beach towns and can refer vacationers to a partner specializing in rental properties. For service during peak weeks, book services and especially equipment rentals at least two weeks in advance Getting there Southern Airways Express (iflysouthern.com or 800-3290485) offers flights into Destin five days a week from the Olive Branch airport. Nicholas Air (nicholasair.com or 866-935-7771) provides private jet travel to the Florida pan handle.


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Karen Carrier of Bar DKDC and Beauty Shop

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Midtown Movement By Stephanie Beliles Photography courtesy of Copper Young Business Association, Loeb Properties, Crosstown Arts & Broad Avenue Arts

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It was not too long ago that the mention of Midtown Memphis provoked disappointment and wasted opportunity. With the exception of Cooper Young, much of what had been historically bustling was abandoned and served as little more than a reminder of what Memphis used to be. However, as of late, 38104 has and continues to develop into something much greater than simply the hub for alternative living. In fact, four different areas, or “boroughs”, are working together in one great Midtown Movement. Thanks to the efforts being put into Cooper Young, Overton Square, Broad, and Crosstown, Midtown is seeing an urban revival that was long overdue, and now people are taking note. Cooper Young neighborhood is boxed by East Parkway to McLean, Central to Southern Avenue. The streets are lined with mid-20s architecture and blooming azalea bushes, and residents are notoriously friendly and walk to the conveniently located businesses. The entrance to the neighborhood is marked by the CooperYoung Trestle, a 150-foot long steel sculpture by artist Jill Turman, which depicts homes and businesses found in the neighborhood. The sculpture serves as a source of pride and identity for the artistic neighborhood, as do the ginkgo trees that line the sidewalk. Cooper Young hosts dining and entertainment from a handful of Memphis’ notable talents. Karen Carrier owns CY staple Beauty Shop Restaurant as well as the neighboring Bar DKDC. The Beauty Shop is a must-visit for Sunday brunch, and diners sit in repurposed hair dryer chairs and enjoy do-wop nostalgia while sipping their notorious “Bad Boy Mimosas”. Café Ole has seen a facelift with new owner Sandy Robertson, who owns Alfred’s on Beale, Automatic Slim’s, and Ubee’s (just to name a few). A new menu offers hits like the lobster tamale and grouper tacos, and the inside and patio has seen massive renovations,

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Top Spots in Cooper Young “We have never had such a high level of business capacity: nearly everything is occupied.” Tamara Cook, Director of the Cooper Young Business Association. Here are just a few options for your visit.

Memory Avenue Corner of Cooper and Young Bank in 1920s:

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Phillip Ashley Chocolates Designer chocolate 798 Cooper St. 901.207.6259 phillipashley.com

Goner Records A Record Store & Record Label 2152 Young Avenue 901.722.0095 goner-records.com

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including a cutout community table for more seating and palm trees on the patio. Down the road, Chef Ryan Trimm masses a packed restaurant at Sweetgrass, which was voted Best New Restaurant and Best Chef by Memphis Magazine. Its neighboring waterhole Next Door, which is also owned by Trimm, boasts a huge beer list and televisions on every wall for Grizzly and Tiger fans alike. The Growler of Memphis is the new guys on the block and a huge hit with craft beer lovers. The quaint Java Cabana is Memphis’ oldest coffee house and offers free WiFi and fair trade coffee. Walk east on Young and you stumble upon Greencork, a newer addition to Cooper Young. The neighborhood is buzzing about the state-of-theart wine dispensers in the quaint bistro. The mother-daughter ownership duo offers guests the ability to try over 32 wines with two, four, or six ounce pours. They also offer a “picnic basket,” which contains a mixed charcuterie as well as a selection of cheeses, all served in a wicker basket. The neighboring Strano, a Sicilian-style eatery, is opening their doors soon and right in time for diners to enjoy the updated gazebo in front of their restaurant. Tamara Cook is Director of the Cooper Young Business Association, and she could not be more pleased with the growth of the area. “We have never had such a high level of business capacity: nearly everything is occupied.” And with a few exceptions, most everything is occupied by local businesses with involved owners. The Cooper Young Business Association hosts the Cooper Young Festival, and the festival is attended by over 130,000 guests and 425 artisans from all over the world. Live music from celebrated talents like Lucero and Free Sol have graced the stages at the Cooper Young Festival. This year, the festival weekend will be kicked off by the Cooper Young 4 Mile Run on Sepember 13, and it is a truly unique experience for runners: the course snakes down the residential area, which was recently named one of “America’s Top Ten Places to Live.” The enthusiastic residents line the sidewalks and yards, some offering water, all cheering, and a few even donning costumes and handing out glow sticks. The proceeds from the festival go back into keeping the neighborhood beautiful, and last year’s earnings afforded the beautifuly updated gazebo, which is available free of charge for any musicians that want

to be heard. The gazebo also acts as the home base for the CY First Thursday Night Out, which is held on the first Thursday of every month. People can enjoy live music and get specials from all of the Cooper Young businesses; Burke’s Books has a $1 sidewalk sale, and even the notorious House of Mews has specials that evening on cat adoptions. Cooper Young has been a thriving community on the rise for years, so it was only a matter of time before the borough down the road got in on the fun. Bob Loeb of Loeb Properties acts as front man in the revitalizing Overton Square. Bob is of the generation that gets glassy-eyed in remembering the good ol’ days at Bombay Bicycle and Lafayette’s (though he laughingly retracts and said he spent much of that time “studying”). It was only several years ago that the bustling Overton Square of yesteryear was a deserted grouping of abandoned storefronts. “When we started planning for the updated Overton Square, we recognized when looking at an aerial map of the neighborhood that Overton Park is the center of the Overton universe.” Since December of 2011, the Overton Park Conservancy has a 10 year management agreement with the city and is given the authority to manage 184 acres of public parkland, including the Greensward, Rainbow Lake, the formal gardens, Veteran’s Plaza, the 126acre Old Forest State Natural Area, and the East Parkway picnic area. “We just want to be a part of some of that energy. Great things are going to happen here because of that agreement,” says Bob. The conservancy’s goal is to preserve Overton Park and utilize it as a location for people to socialize, create, learn, and play. If the “energy” provided by Overton Park is what sparked the restructured Overton Square, Memphis owes the park much gratitude. What was once a desolate area is now booming a few short years later. Jeff Johnson opened another Local Gastropub in the Square, and that is when the Overton Square fervor really began. After what seemed to be never-ending construction, the modernized strip known as Overton Square provides local business a sleek and updated space to operate in a highly-anticipated area. Bar Louie is an “upscale sports pub” and boasts dozens of televisions and craft cocktails. Chef David Scott Walker is opening a Bavarianstyle restaurant called Schweinhaus. Bob Loeb is eager for


Photo courtesy of Crosstown Arts

Bob is eager to see all four boroughs succeed. “I am not myopic enough to think that we are the only thing happening. We want to be a part of the whole Midtown fabric.” Bob has collaborated with Todd Richardson, who is an art professor and on the board for the Crosstown Project. He applauds Todd’s eagerness in remolding Crosstown. Transforming the old Sears building, the Crosstown Project focuses on Memphians’ quality of life. Building on three of Memphis’ strongest community assets—arts, education, and healthcare—the historic Sears Crosstown building is being preserved and redeveloped as a mixed-used vertical urban village. Crosstown is sandwiched between the Medical District and Brooks Museum and Memphis College of Art. This location is ideal for the project, which aims to incorporate both the art community as well as the medical community into their holistic approach to urban living. Both ALSAC and the Church Health Center are relocating to Crosstown. Dr. Scott Morris of Church Health Center says, “The Church Health Center will thrive at Crosstown because having all of our services under one roof will make us more efficient and effective. This urban village will become a creative cauldron for the arts, education and health of our city, and we are proud to be a part of this effort.” Crosstown Arts will also be managing five types of spaces that integrate varying components of exhibition, performance, production, education and retail. Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis and supports multidisciplinary and collaborative

projects that interconnect people and organizations. Primary components include exhibition space, multidisciplinary artist residency program, and shared art-making labs. The top floors of Crosstown will serve as residential space for those pursing medical and art education. The Memphis Teacher Residency is a program in which residents commit to teaching in a highneed Memphis school for three consecutive years immediately following their residency year. So while Sears building has proven to be a headache for the city of Memphis, these young visionaries have the motivation and resources to make the historical landmark a resource for a massive positive impact on the city. Todd also notes that the synergy between Broad and Crosstown is important. He and Bob Loeb both worked in making Memfeast Dinner, an event held to promote the Water Tower Pavilion and the Art to be depicted on it. The Water Tower Pavilion is funded by a ArtPlace America grant and will launch on May 10th with Dance on Broad. It will serve as an artistic performing space for the Broad Avenue area, which has already been enjoying the successes of spots like Three Angels Diner and the classic Broadway Pizza. The Pavilion will feature interactive programming in addition to featuring local performing arts groups. It is also is adjacent to the Hampline, a best-in-class, on road cycle track funded in part by the community. The combination of active, community-based programming with an innovative, transportation facility further promotes Memphis as a place to live, work and play. Victory Bicycle Studio has just relocated to Broad and are cashing in on the Hampline (or “the Hamp” as locals are calling it). The Hamp will connect bikers to the Greenline and Overton Park, furthering the synergy between Midtown boroughs. And with the newer bike lanes and upsurge of bicycling enthusiast, all of the representatives and leaders in these boroughs recognize a massive opportunity: “A pedicab service that serviced the four boroughs would be huge,” notes Michael Carpenter of Loaded for Bear agency, the creative group heavily responsible for much of the creative rethinking and approach to the Midtown revival. Whether or not a pedicab service finds its way into midtown, 4Memphis feels that it is time to break out the “Midtown is Memphis” bumper stickers again, because the movement is full steam ahead.

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the Oktoberfest- style beer hall to open later this summer, as it lends to the vibrant array of tenants in Overton Square. The famous Lafayette’s is reopening its doors and will host live music. Belly Acres is a new restaurant opening later this summer, and it will offer burgers with farm fresh ingredients. The guys at Belly Acres are making the restaurant very kidfriendly, decorating the space almost like a theme park. They will also host nutritional classes for children and impress upon them the importance of eating well. Grocery chain giant Fresh Market is opening where the old Ike’s was located. The healthy lifestyle theme is throughout Overton Square, with Breakaway Running having relocated to the area. Several yoga studios and fitness facilities are also in the Square, offering locals an area to “live well”.

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Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner Story & photos by Jay Adkins On March 20th Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar hosted the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner. The dinners support the work of the James Beard Foundation. Founded in 1986 after the death of New York food icon James Beard, the foundation fosters the culinary arts through scholarships, educational programs, conferences, publications and a variety of public events. Flight’s Joshua Perkins and Nick Scott served as hosts for the evening. The duo collaborated with Joel Miller of Ravine in Oxford, MS, Taylor Bowen Ricketts from Delta Bistro in Greenwood, MS, Wally Joe and Andrew Adams from Acre in Memphis, Jay Swift from 4th & Swift in Atlanta, GA and Phillip Prichard of Prichard’s Distillery in Kelso, TN to provide diners with an exceptional evening of food, wine, and spirits all for a good cause. “We opted to do it here because I think Memphis has a lot to offer and we

wanted Victoria Rodriguez, the representative from the JBF, to be exposed to our city/region. I chose the other chefs based on the similarity between their cuisine and mine and the fact that we all have southern influences,” said Perkins. Southern fare was clearly on display. Opening with a more coastal shecrab soup, lobster tamale tart and heirloom tomatoes, diners then found themselves in Mississippi with Miller’s smoked quail, served as a mousse with carrots and chives in a savory waffle cone, and Ricketts’ butter poached rabbit with pecan risotto, hen of the woods mushrooms and blistered cauliflower. Joe and Adams added a delicate touch with a kogi duck breast with miso apple sauce, Tokyo cross turnips and Brussels sprouts, with Swift finishing diners off with rack of lamb, spiced crimson lentils, fried broccolini, and cucumber ratia. Flight concluded the feast with key lime pie, banana walnut bread and ice cream, and Memphis Belle pie. Perkins was pleased with the outcome. “The vibe was fantastic. Rodriguez sent me a letter to tell me how much she enjoyed the Southern hospitality and how great her first trip to Memphis was. I think it came together well because all the chef’s were able to collaborate for a complete menu which flowed seamlessly from course to course.”

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Mardi Gras Masquerade National MS Society Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The Mid-South Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society hosted their 1st Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade party on March 28. The fun-filled evening was held at The Columns, and guests enjoyed live music and delicious Cajun inspired cuisine. The honorees for this year were Mary & Roger Cole and family for their dedication and support to helping find a cure for multiple sclerosis. nmss.org David & Katy Coleman with Ben & Beth Brock

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Orpheum Centre for Performing Arts & Education Groundbreaking Ceremony Photography by Mark O. Ramirez The construction phase of the new Orpheum Centre officially got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 18. The Centre will have 39,000 sq. ft. of space and will serve 100,000 Mid-Southerners. orpheum-memphis.com Pat Halloran

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emphis’ latest local celebrity hasn’t even cracked his teenage years. Moziah “Mo” Bridges, age 12, is the brains behind Mo’s Bows, a line of classic, handmade bowties that are sold around town at Oak Hall, the Dixon Gallery, and other local spots—and in seven states across the South. And he’s well on his way to becoming a true fashion mogul.

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Mo and Jake, Oak Hall’s “fashion hound,” became fast friends. Shooting with Jake “was a lot of fun,” Mo says. “He licked me a bunch of times. The only thing was he got hair all over me!”

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The Sharks were amused when Mo told them he is a “NBT – Next Big Thing!” When they asked him about his future plans, he told them he wants to have his own clothing line by the age of 20. Again, this answer impressed the Sharks with his patience to grow into his business and not pushing to have his line “tomorrow.” Mo even dispensed a little philosophy on passion as he explained his own fashion passion: Figure Out – Find Out your own passion. In the end, the Sharks did not give Mo the $50,000 he was requesting in exchange for 20% of his company. What he did get was something that may be even more valuable. Daymond John offered to personally mentor Mo, and to help him advance Mo’s Bows into the clothing line he envisions. And, Mo also said being on Shark Tank was “a great experience. They flew me out to California, and I got to stay in a cool hotel!”

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How did a 12 year old become such a fashion sensation? Mo says, “My dad inspired my style. He always dresses up in suits.” At age nine, Mo became frustrated with his lack of options. “I really like to dress up too and I just couldn’t find any cool bowties,” he says. So he got his grandmother to help teach him how to sew, and using her scrap fabric, he began making his own, much more dapper ties. His bowties range from classic seersucker and gingham to bold patterns featuring puzzle pieces and chevron. He’s got a philanthropic streak too. Proceeds from his Go Mo Scholarship Bow Tie help to send underprivileged kids to summer camp. But Mo’s personal favorite is a simple tie called “classic and cool” with white polka dots and a blue background.

Creating cheerful bowties is his way of “making the world a fun and happier place,” Mo says. And his ties have caught the eye of some of the biggest names in fashion. “I talked to Tommy Hilfiger on the phone,” Mo says. “He called me himself and told me that he loved what I was doing and wanted me to come up to New York to meet him.” Mo and his bowties have made headlines in O Magazine, the Huffington Post, British Vogue, and Esquire, and earned raves on the TODAY show. Most recently, Mo’s Bows was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, the reality show that follows entrepreneurs as they pitch their business ideas to successful executives. Mo’s panel of potential investors included Marc Cuban and FUBU clothing line creator Daymond John. Mo made quite an impression, even though he admits to being very nervous when he was faced with the Sharks.

Mo has even become a style influence on some of his toughest critics: his friends. He says, “Some of the guys wear my bowties. And the girls wear them in their hair!” Not to worry though. In some ways, Mo is still your typical 12 year old. “I always dress up,” he says, before backtracking. “Well, I mean sometimes I wear T-shirts and shorts and play in the mud. And I play basketball and football too!” Mo’s Bows have already had a trunk show at Bloomingdales, which Mo calls “one of my biggest accomplishments.” But Mo’s dreams don’t end there. “I’m looking to start my own clothing line, and then make other things like bed-wares and house-wares like Ralph Lauren does,” he says. We have no doubt that Mo can make it happen.

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Pearl Debut

Chickasaw Country Club Photography by Mark O. Ramirez A new band, Pearl, is rockin’ Memphis, and they recently made their debut performance at the Chickasaw Country Club. Friends, family - now fans - gathered to celebrate and dance to favorite tunes played by a gem of a party band: Pearl!

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Steak ‘n Burger Dinner Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez For the 43rd year, the youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs were celebrated at the annual Steak ‘n Burger Dinner. With a unique fundraising twist, the outstanding kids dine on the steak while the adults eat the hamburgers! Since the Steak ‘n Burger dinner was started in 1972, over $6 million has been raised by generous - and burger-loving supporters! bgcm.org

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Collierville Rotary Foundation

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The 2014 Golf Scramble to benefit the Collierville Rotary Foundation was held on Tuesday, April 1. The Ridgeway Country Club hosted the afternoon of links. Since the Foundation was formed in 1991, over $258,000 has been given back to the community, including $70,000 in college scholarships and $33,000 to the Collierville Public Library.

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The Josephine Circle Centennial Luncheon Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The Josephine Circle is celebrating their 100th anniversary, and the ballroom at the Hilton-Memphis was filled with supporters honoring the past and celebrating the future of this local organization. The Josephine Circle offers scholarships and interest-free loans to deserving young men and women pursuing a higher education. josephinecircle.com Alli Grace Combs

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Love Conquers All Including a Wedding Day Blaze Story by Sandi Butler Hughes, Photos by Kelly Ginn

“The barn burned down. Wedding is moved to 7pm at Hope. Be ready to party.” - text sent to guests of the Bradley-Oppenhuizen wedding.

What if the wedding you planned for months literally turned to ashes only hours before the “I do’s”? Would this be an “I don’t”? Or would this be an opportunity for grace, love and gratitude in spite of it all? On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Jessica Bradley was a bride-to-be with all the wedding day excitement, joy and anticipation. What she did not anticipate was the wedding she planned would be for naught. Even the best laid wedding plans do not always come to fruition: it will thunderstorm on the garden wedding, the air conditioner at the church will be broken in July, or the caterer will deliver to the wrong reception. But for Jessica and her groom Daniel Oppenhuizen, their entire wedding went up in smoke. Jessica had planned her wedding to be a day of rustic beauty. She and Daniel chose the Heritage Park Equestrian Center as the venue for their rehearsal dinner and wedding festivities. The rehearsal dinner was ideal, and the bride and groom reveled in the love and support of their closest family and friends. Jessica woke up Saturday morning ready to become Mrs. Daniel Oppenhuizen. After numerous missed calls on Saturday morning from the venue owner, Jessica finally answered the fated phone call; she thought it was a practical joke. Not a funny joke, but nonetheless a prank. She was told that the barn – her wedding venue – had burned to the ground overnight. When she realized that the owner was quite serious, she knew that her dream wedding was in jeopardy. “I then started realizing that the majority of our decorations and all of our rentals were already in the barn, which was in ashes, and that spun me into another minipanic-attack at the thought that all of the things that I had spent so much time planning and making were gone. Completely gone,” Jessica stated. However, with wisdom and grace, Jessica realized that she had all she needed. “I was determined not to let this ruin my day. We realized that we still had all we needed to get married: a bride, a groom, a whole lot of wonderful family and friends. So regardless – this was happening!”

Jessica and Daniel are members of Hope Presbyterian Church, and typically the mega-church on Walnut Grove Road does not host weddings on Saturday evenings due to their services. After speaking with an administrator at Hope, an exception was made for a Saturday night wedding. “She asked us if we wanted to be involved in the planning or if we wanted them to just make it happen. We were both so overwhelmed, we decided to just give up all control – the BEST decision I made all day!” So Bradley-Oppenhuizen-Wedding-Plan-B got underway! Kathy Flake and Jennifer Young, Hope staff members, Julie Johnson, wedding coordinator, and Brian Ellsworth, Delta Fair GM and groomsman were the point team for making the wedding happen. “Once the floodgates (of help and generosity) open, they DID NOT stop,” Jessica gushed. In addition to these key people, friends, family and scores of people they didn’t know were working feverishly to put together a perfect wedding for the young couple. Donors and volunteers included a Hope Church youth kickball team – they even forfeited a game to assist in the wedding prep; Hicks Convention Services donated eight live trees to replicate the rustic feel of the barn setting; Matt Cowan, Hope Church member, donated the use of his Showtime Photo Booth; these among numerous other kind and generous people worked, provided and contributed to create the perfect wedding in a few short hours. “It was so overwhelming in a wonderful way. I have never felt as loved and supported as I did on that day,” Jessica said. With a wisdom that is a lesson on the genuine significance of a wedding often lost among the “must-haves” and “gotta-dos, “ Jessica said, “I felt a little ridiculous for all the things I stressed over throughout the planning process – for example, my cake topper accidently got thrown in the trash a few days before…and I thought THAT was the worst thing that could happen!”

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When it comes to books, there aren’t many times when I say, “I can’t wait to see the movie version.” As we’ve seen with mishaps like Beautiful Creatures, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Scarlet Letter, and The Golden Compass, Hollywood has more duds than they have Hunger Games. After reading Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Daniel Wallace, all I can do is wonder how beautifully the movie version of this book could be. Wallace, the author of Big Fish: A Novel of Epic Proportions, was lucky enough to have a great book turn into an Oscar nominated movie directed by Tim Burton. Perhaps we can convince Hollywood to make another visually stunning movie based on his other work.

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Like Big Fish, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician contains several unreliable narrators and a plot that gets bigger every page. One narrator will tell an epic story, followed by the same story from another perspective without the mystical qualities. One minute you think the character is viewing a ghost, and the next page you think the apparition might have been a real person. You’re never quite sure that you’re reading the truth or an exaggerated version of it. The plot seems relatively simple: a young African American magician’s career falters just as a group of troublemaking teenagers kidnap him for a racially fueled lynching. Henry, the magician, has a loaded backstory, though,

that is the real mystery. (There’s even a head scratching twist involving Henry’s ethnicity that’s still percolating in my mind.) With his younger sister kidnapped by an is-he-or-isn’t-he-the devil-incarnate Mr. Sebastian and a loaded gimmick created by his father and manager to jumpstart Henry’s magic career, you’ll find yourself turning the pages, mostly to figure out what is real and what isn’t. Wallace’s novels are influenced by the larger-than-life storytelling of slaves in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Wallace is reverent to the historical roots of this type of structure while modernizing it for today’s audience. Like those stories, a healthy dose of religion, trauma, loss, racism, and voodoo mysticism are mashed together to form a fascinating plot, most of which unravels before the book’s end. Even in the midst of such narrative turmoil, the main characters shine. You root for Henry, the magician, while eager to hear the backstories of his confidants. You may not believe everything the characters say, but you still like them in the end! Daniel Wallace will be available for two different sessions at this year’s Mid-South Book Festival on September 27th. More information can be found online at www.midsouthbookfest.org. His novels are available at Booksellers at Laurelwood.


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Cheer for the Kids

Woman’s Exchange Antique Sale

Cheer for the Kids held a cheer competition benefiting Make-A-Wish® MidSouth, and they definitely have something to cheer about! The Cheer for the Kids competition raised $44,000 for helping to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The Woman’s Exchange held an Open House on Sunday afternoon, March 30th. The Open House was a preview for Annual Antique Consignment Sale going on through June 30th.

June Whitehead, Diane Taylor & Laurie Monypeny

Patty DePriest & Dale LuskPope

Gail Mitchell & Carol Dobson

Fred & Brenda Grinder

Desoto DreamZ Elite, Make-A-Wish® Mid-South board member Daphne Large (center left), Make-A-Wish Mid-South Development Coordinator Charli Sanders (center right), Cheer for the Kids organizers, Ashley Bradford (far right, pink shirt), Brooke Creary(center back), Paula Nations (Cheer for the Kids organizers Chanda Murphy (left, back, holding little girl).

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SRVS-Wesberry Golf Classic

The Lakeland Chamber held a luncheon at the newly renovated Stonebridge Golf Club with guest speaker Matt Wright. It was an exciting day with perfect weather to view the golf course, good food, MC Rockin Robin, and lots of smiling faces.

The 2nd Annual Wesberry Golf Classic benefiting SRVS was held April 7 at Spring Creek Ranch. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Fred Wesberry, avid golfer and dedicated supporter of SRVS.

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John Shea, Annie & Anne Wesberry, Tyler Hampton

Ken Lipkowitz, Ginny Dunn & Jimmy Young

Bobby & Sherry Simmons & Rockin Robin

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The Lavish Prom Dress Event Prom dress shopping was an afternoon of fun at the Ridgeway Country Club compliments of Lavish Contemporary Boutique. With a fashion show, door prizes and more, girls could try on designs by LaFemme, Jovani & JVN during the afternoon event.

Doris McLendon Jewelry Men’s Night Out Gentlemen enjoyed a night of shopping at Doris McLendon Jewelry with a trunk show from William Henry Knives. Prichard’s Bourbon was available for sipping and a Yeti cooler was given away compliments of Garden Spas & Pool. Colin Vickrey & Zack Zacharko

Anna Weaver, Jessica Smith, Elizabeth Powe, Chandler Mokros & Hannah Hughes

Adrienne Huntsman, Eric Zacharko, Karen Martin, Michelle McMinn, Susan Hinsley-Prichard, Doris McLendon & Karen Davis Ella Watson, Anna Kathryn Flenor, Liza & Stacey Watson

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Germantown Community Theatre Spring Forward Bash Patrons of the Germantown Community Theatre gathered at the Clark Opera Center on Saturday, April 19. The fundraiser for the community theatre featured a preview of the upcoming season, and the GCT invites everyone to Come Play!

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Hal Beckham, Rocky Janda & Mike Palazzolo

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Eden Spa & Laser Spring Open House It was a beautiful spring day for Eden Spa to fling open the doors and welcome the new season along with clients and friends. Great deals were offered on their many services for looking wonderful for spring and summer.

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Signature Breakfast Series featuring Eddie George February 27, 2014 | FedEx Forum & Memphis Botanic Garden The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club is known for its Signature Breakfast Series, which is the largest regular gathering of business and community leaders.  Each Signature Breakfast is focused on enrichment, celebrating positive stories, fostering teamwork, and impacting our community.  The Signature Breakfast in February was hosted by CB Richard Ellis, and featured Eddie George, the legendary Heisman Trophy winner, former Ohio State University star running back, 1996 NFL Rookie of the Year, and Pro Bowl starting tailback for the Tennessee Titans. Eddie could have

retired a proud man with a strong legacy as a history-making athlete, but he decided to take on the challenge of his lifetime - building a business aimed at helping improve the quality of life for all Americans. Eddie shared that his vision is being brought to life through the commitment of his team at George Enterprises. He also spoke at a private reception and the Friends of Scouting Dinner with the BSA Chickasaw Council, where he helped raise $465,000 for their local programs. Pictures are courtesy of Creation Studios Photography.  

Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club in the Community The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club strives to enrich lives, create leaders, and impact the community to be a force for good. During the past month, the team has worked with several organizations to promote awareness of various initiatives. The LPBC welcomed a group from the community to tour the Sears Crosstown Building and learn about the renovations for the new Crosstown Development. In addition to the tours, the LPBC team also volunteered with MIFA to deliver hot, nutritious meals to senior citizens around the city. This month, LPBC PREsident Jeremy Park spoke to a group at the WestStar Leadership Conference to share the LPBC model

and practices, lessons learned, and ways to activate and customize efforts with non-profit organizations. The group also welcomed students from Power Center Academy High School to present business plans and ideas for our city at the “Innovate Through Education” Luncheon hosted by the LPBC. For more information on LPBC and their community initiatives, visit thelpbc.com

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