4Memphis | September 2014

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The Face of Memphis

Gayle Rose, founder and CEO of EVS Corporation; Chair of the Rose Family Foundations; locally, regionally and internationally recognized for leadership and philanthropy; key figure in bringing the NBA to Memphis; graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Harvard; and fan of the University of Memphis. “The value of a major university at a city’s core cannot be overestimated. Potential becomes reality in its classrooms,

progress is measured on its campus, promises are made to tomorrow in every commencement. Regardless of where you went, this is where your city is going. We at Northwestern Mutual are proud to join other civic leaders in recognition and support of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis. We are, each and all, Tigers.”

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1770 Kirby Pkwy Suite 400 | www.nm.com/memphis

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CONTENTS September 2014

OUTTAKES 24 Phoenix Club Summer Party 26 Live at the Garden: Jennifer Nettles 28 SportsBall 30 Dixon Wine Down 43 Elvis Week 50 Iris for Iris 52 Memphis Undercurrent 62 The Backstage Bash 66 Wine & Dine 68 Beale Street Landing Grand Opening 69 Memphis in May Cocktail Buffet 70 Red, White & Blues 71 Welcome Home Party for Hamption Sides 76 National Night Out 78 Great Gatsby Gala 80

Shaun Micheel Golf Classic Pairings Party

FEATURES 40 60 64 73 82

Autumn Accessories Me & Mrs. Jones The Write Way Thanks 4 the Great Service, Y’all! Polo Ponies & Ride to the Beach

REGULARS 33 Fashion: Cooling Off with Hot Fall Fashion 46 Travel: Authentic Seattle 53 Recipes: Berry Bountiful 59 Fairy Wine Mother 85 Celebrating Marriage 88 READ Book Review 91 More4Memphis

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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

What Were Your Plans for the Day When You Left the House? I was watching the evening news as the commentators tried to find reason and place blame on the unfortunate situation going on in Ferguson, Missouri. The seemingly sincere journalist was interviewing both civil rights activists and members of law enforcement, trying to find understanding in the tragedy. Each group made points that had more to do with general social policy than the specific events that brought the death of a young African American. The one exception was an African American preacher, who made a profound statement. He said, “The one thing we know for sure is that the police officer didn’t get up that morning with the intent of killing an unarmed teenager, and that unarmed teenager didn’t start his day with the intent of putting himself in a situation of conflict with a member of law enforcement that resulted in his death.” Every day, citizens of Memphis leave their homes to go to work in order to provide for their families while hoping to have a smooth day with those they interact with. Few people start the day with the desire for confrontation or the intent of hurting someone verbally or physically. Their plans of the day are often changed by the challenges they face and the human nature of individuals they come in contact with. Generation after generation, movies, books, and television shows have challenged the question of human nature as they explore the paradox of our humanity. Plato described human life in terms of the dualistic qualities. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote of the human propensity for both compassion and cruelty at once: “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”(1) A video is circulating on Facebook showing a young Albert Einstein challenging a professor who is trying to make the point that God is the architect of evil because evil exists. The young Einstein makes the point that darkness exists

when there is no light, cold exists when there is no heat. The existence of evil is created from the lack of good. The Walt Disney Company recently brought C.S. Lewis’ children’s book from the Narnia series, Prince Caspian, to life. In this movie, the characters struggle with the paradoxes in and around them, battling the desire to be a good friend versus the desire to manipulate for their own well-being or ego. The children’s struggle is put in proper perspective as the central character Aslan, who represents God in this fictitious world, seeks to restore the children from their recent failures to each other with his response to the children, “You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve. And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth.”(2) Each of us has a dualistic struggle in our daily choices: the desire of being a good neighbor versus the tendency to walk away without helping. Loving our neighbors creates an environment of goodness, while walking away from those in need results in an environment of evil. Citizens of Memphis face these choices every day, and as we choose the light of goodness, it will shine through the darkest parts of our city. The pages of 4Memphis thank all those shining light into the darkness of our city! Seek the Peace and Prosperity of Memphis, Jim Walker

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956 (New York: Harper Collins, 2002)



C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (United Kingdom: Geoffrey Bles)

ABOUT THE COVER Jeans - Lori James; Shoes - Lavish; Jacket - 7th Avenue; Blouse - Heather Boutique & Spa; Earrings - Lavish. Photo by Trey Clark.

ABOUT THE TOC Blouse and trouser - Heather Boutique & Spa; Shell and necklace - Sorelle; Boot - Lavish Photo by Trey Clark.

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September 2014 Volume IV • Number 11 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

ADVERTISING Mark O. Ramirez mark@4memphis.com Cathy Farrell cathy@4memphis.com Becky Cruxificio becky@4memphis.com

CONTRIBUTORS Sally Walker Davies

PHOTOGRAPHERS Jay Adkins Trey Clark Mark O. Ramirez


CONTACT 4Memphis 1102 Brookfield Rd., Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38119 901.217.4000 www.4memphis.com follow us

What’s Poppin’ in September WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 American Grilled-Memphis Watch Party, Local on the Square, 7pm Halter Ranch Wine Dinner, River Oaks, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Hummingbird Migration Celebration, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs, MS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 43rd Annual Germantown Festival

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 Ballet Memphis: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Memphis Botanic Garden-Jim Duncan Stage, 8pm Zoo Rendezvous, Memphis Zoo, 7pm Words Matter 2.0, Jay Etkin Gallery, 6pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Central Gardens Home Tour, 1:00pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 Latino Memphis Leadership Luncheon, Holiday Inn U of M, 11:30am

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 Gladys Knight, Orpheum Theatre, 8pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 25th Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Mid-South Fair, Desoto Civic Center, Southaven, MS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 Penn & Teller, Orpheum Theatre, 8pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 U of M Tigers v. Middle TN, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, TBA Crescent Club Charity Classic for Stax Music Academy, 6:30pm Live at the Garden: Darius Rucker, Memphis Botanic Garden, 8:30pm

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 Phantom of the Opera, Orpheum Theatre

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Vin-A-Que, Brooks Museum, 7pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Spirit of Satch: Dr. John Pays Homage to Louis Armstrong, GPAC The RISE Foundation Gala, Hilton Memphis , 6pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Curb Couture Trashion Show by Memphis City Beautiful, Overton Square Parking Garage, 6pm

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25-28 Mid-South Book Festival

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 Cooper-Young Festival 2014

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Phoenix Club Summer Party Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The Phoenix Club held their Summer Party in early August in the Courtyard at Overton Square. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Memphis receive all the proceeds from this annual soiree. phoenixclub.org - bgcm.org

Kristen Sargent & Kellie Smith

Eliot Paschalis, Danny Van Valkinburgh, Martin Meagher & Steve Moore

Taylor Forsdick, Haley Bastien & Zach Sain Mary Ashton Taylor, Natalie Chamoun & Brittni Paris

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Rachel & Matt Young

Harriet Westlake, Hilary Dunavant, Taylor Williams, Grace Pittard, Amelia Brown & Ellen Wills

Lindsey Peluso & Dorothy Collier

Meghan Stuthard & Samantha Konstantin

Franklin Childress, Barone, David Ridenhour, Graham Askew & Marcus Grandberry

Whit Cooper, Taylor Easton, Eugene Cowan & Mary Cradick

Marianne Clendenen, Natalie Garner, Chelsey Savage & Mary Alice Ruleman Lindsay Harwell, Jessica Rifanburg & Kathleen Lannom

Corey & Ashley McCullough

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years Celebrating the next of rising and shining.

The sun may be setting on our first 150 years together, but it’s just rising on the next 150. So let’s get excited about what’s to come. The businesses that will open their doors. The plans that people will make. The local communities that we’ll continue to support. Let’s build a better future together, one opportunity at a time.

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Live at the Garden

Jennifer Nettles Memphis Botanic Garden Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

Carolyn & Steve Wills, Jamie & Valentina Cochran

Susan Macchiarella, Ken Hall & Pam Davis

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Stephen, Liza, Teresa, Jennifer & Michael Routh

Bree Bills & Marisa Price

Rush & Julia O’Keefe, Alice Higdon, Daniel Reid & Karen Johnston

Lisa Churchwell & Donna Ervin

Kimberly Gregg & Elle Baker

Ainsley & Michael Lightman

Shauna German & Amanda Odegard

Mimi & Jim Taylor, Christina & Richard Roberts & Christy Yarbro

Paula Griggs & Jamie Hargett

Leigh Shockey & Grant Andrews

Gwen Coffey, Genevieve Chapman & Janie Lowery

Jeff Bronze & Merrill Bonder

Bill & Donna Wolf

Anita Ferguson, April Doty, Kacie Ferguson & Heather Ingoldsby

Mike & Shelly Boden with Sherry & Tim Mays

Tim Young, Scott Barnes, Shane Waldroup & Tim Wilkerson

Kelly & Suzanne Lomax with Jenny & Matt Savage

Ethan Mathis, Colby Bowles & Schuyler O’Brien

Michael & Cindy Woods with Maryanne Campbell & David Hollie

Mary Ann Hodges, Bobby & JJ Krauch with Susan Arney

Rena Baker, Lori Tucker & Jan Falk September 2014 / 27


Chalise Macklin & Marcus Hunter

SportsBall 2014 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Party-goers laced up their Nikes and played the grown-up games at the annual SportsBall. Even ESPN was there! Gary Parrish and Chris Vernon were at Minglewood Hall for this sporting good time to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. For how you can help by donating your money or your time to help a child reach his or her potential, visit bbbsmem.org.

Tiffany Evans & Bailey Bailey

George & Claudia Cogswell with Steve Basar & Brenda Solomito

Lauren Cedotal, Vanessa Cunningham, Kim Davis & Lillie Johnson

Kennedy Brown, Lisa Taylor & Joanna Brown

Nikki Jimenez, Dustin Wood, Haley West & Myles Parma

More 4 BBBS Cars for Kids’ Sake helps raise funds through the donation of your unwanted vehicle. Donated vehicles qualify as charitable gifts and may be eligible for a tax deduction. All types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motor homes, boats, airplanes, farm equipment, and construction equipment are welcomed donations.

Ronald & Carolyne Kent

Trey Dehart & Jessica Howell

Selina Chan & Ron Wong

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Tiffany & Jan Brimhall

Jennifer & Davis Gordon

Joe Lackie & Laura Hoffman

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Dixon Wine Down Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

On one of the delightfully cooler August evenings, guests gathered at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens for Wine Down. With wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and a lovely stroll through the Gardens, it was an ideal Dixon experience. dixon.org

Perrye Peters, Katie Prestigiacomo, Meg Walker, Kim Giewont & Chantal Drake

Nadia Fares & Connie Loeb

Ben & Ashley Fant with Anna Mullins & Jason Prater

Heidi Ho, Stacy Shelton & Tara Taylor

Jimmy Gentry & Jessica Lambert 30 / 4Memphis

Nancy Baker, Audra Bloom, Rose Marie York & Megan Dwan

Isaac & Sunny Lake

Todd Walsh & Sandrea Dear

Kim Moon & Elly Deyhle

Julie Hollis, Steven Branson & Katherine Bennett

Janie Jones & Tracy Davis

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Do you dream it’s Fall already? It is at The Pink Door, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, with a dreamy Fall collection of Lilly Pulitzer and Southern Marsh. Lots of Lilly gifts and accessories. Plenty of styles for ladies, men and kids. Stroll in and see for yourself.

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Cooling with O ff H F F ot



Necklace: Heather Boutique & Spa Trousers: Kittie Kyle Striped top: Oak Hall Scarf: Sorelle

September can be a finicky month: temperatures can be sweltering or freezing, full of sunshine or rain. Layering is critical for Memphis’ unpredictable forecasts, and our favorite retailers make this feat less daunting. So whether you are dressing for carpool or tailgating, layered looks in neutral colors, flannels and leather detailing make the fickle fall a fun time for dressing. Want to shake up your ho-hum wardrobe? Try trends like light-colored distressed denim, camouflage print and rustic statement jewelry are easy ways to update your look for an Indian Summer. Photographer: Trey Clark | Model: Alexis from Colors | Stylist/Sittings Editor: Stephanie Beliles | Hair: Julie Thornton Hooker | Makeup: Tiffany Vollmer Bishop Fashion Assistants: Lee Anderson Roper and Stephanie Walker | Shoot Location: Special Thanks to Carriage Crossing in Collierville

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Top: 7th Avenue Trouser & Vest: Lori James Boots: Lavish Necklace & Bracelet: Lori James

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Blouse and trouser: Oak Hall Purse: Heather Boutique & Spa Jacket: Lavish Earrings: Kittie Kyle

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Trouser & Necklace: Heather Boutique & Spa Blouse & tunic: Lavish

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Sweater: Kittie Kyle Jeans: Lavish Boots: Lori James Necklace: 7th Avenue Purse: Kittie Kyle

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Earrings: Lavish Jacket: Kittie Kyle Blouse & Trouser: Lori James

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Antler Necklace, Earrings, Acorn Earrings & Bracelet from Social Serving Tray from Social

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A ccessories for You and Your Homestead photography by Jay Adkins, styled by Stephanie Beliles

Fall in love with these transitional seasonal pieces! Here is a helpful guide to ramp up your season look for both you and your home!

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Elvis Week 2014 Photgraphy by Mark O. Ramirez

Kevin Sharp & Priscilla Presley

An Evening with Priscilla Presley

Dixon Gallery & Gardens Priscilla Presley, the First Lady of Graceland, was in Memphis during Elvis Week 2014, and she hosted a reception and book signing at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Shades of Elvis is a photography book written by Priscilla and Christopher Ameruoso featuring the iconic sunglasses worn by the King of Rock ‘n Roll. shadesofelvis.net

Sarko & Jenny Kish

Karen Gahan & Donna McManus

Bonnie Thornton, Dodi Hunter, Sarah Hazlip, Kathy Butler & Sally Shy

Emily Capadalis & Tom Love

Randy & Ami Austin

Helen Gronauer & Jan Coleman

Renata & Steve Baker

Dabney Coors, Bill Eubanks & Mimi Taylor

Hannah & Tracy Nelms with Suzanne Shown September 2014 / 43

American Sound Studio Historic Marker Unveiling Reba & Wayne Russell

Kevin Kane, J.W. Whitten & Jimmy Ogle

Nannette Zimmerebner & Walker McCutchern

Marty Lacker & Donnie Adkins

Chip Moman

Deanna Smith & Tad Pierson

George Klien

Tom Claypool, Scott Bomar & Howard Grimes

Graceland Guest House Groundbreaking Ground Breaking- Robert Lipscomb, Jack Soden, Harold Collins, Priscilla Presely, Joel Weinshanker & Kevin Kane

Jerry & Cindy Schillings with Tom Brown

Robert Lipscomb, Chuck Strong & Harold Collins

Lauren Knight & Mark Summers

Paulo & Rosana Bonfim Memphis Jones

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Orpheum Theatre

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Taylor Perry & Sarah Still

Jackie & Marie Zeligman, Darcy Wood, Stephanie Richardson & Nathan Zeligman

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Filson store, 1555 4th Ave

The original brown logo at Starbucks, in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Nordstrom’s downtown Seattle flagship store

The roomier Starbucks at 1st & Pike.

Authentic Seattle

By Sally Walker Davies; photos by Sally Walker Davies and courtesy of Nordstrom and Filson It’s Friday morning in Seattle, and a late breakfast at Lowell’s in the historic Pike Place Market affords postcard-perfect view of Puget Sound. Outside the window, seaplanes take off for who-knows-where, sailboats glide across the water, and ferries chug from the port to islands that look close enough to touch. It’s the perfect spot in which to begin an exploration of – and pay homage to – the city’s three most iconic retailers. Starbucks may be the brand most associated with the city; the coffee house empire now boasts 21,000-plus stores across the globe. Contrary to popular belief, the coffee giant’s original location wasn’t at 1912 Pike Place Market, it was a tiny space a blocks away at 2000 Western Avenue. Starbucks moved to the Pike Place location in 1976, into a tiny space where one could only buy whole roasted coffee beans. This second location is considered by most to be the original location, as the store on Western no longer exists, and there’s always a long line of folks outside the store waiting for their turn to buy items with the company’s first logo – the brown logo with the mermaid in all her unedited mammalian glory. There’s a second, larger, signature Starbucks at the corner of 1st & Pike, right outside the entrance to the market, where you can pick up some of those vintage items as well – and not wait in such a long line. Next stop, Nordstrom – the retailer at 5th and Pine known for its amazing shoe

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selection and customer service. John Nordstrom moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1800’s, joining the hunt for gold in the Alaskan wilderness, and returning to Seattle with a $13,000 stake. He used his small fortune to forge a partnership with Carl Wallin, a fellow gold rusher and shoe shop owner. Wallin & Nordstrom opened in 1901 as a small shoe store, and Nordstrom continued to sell only shoes until 1963, when it bought a local clothing retailer. That explains the reputation as a shoe go-to, and the customer service Nordstrom is known for is as easily explained. The original employee handbook was a simple 5-by-8-inch gray card with only 75 words, and there was one rule: “Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules”. C.C. Filson’s Pioneer Alaska Clothing and Blanket Manufacturers opened in 1897, and was the go-to for those making the expedition to the Klondike to find their fortune in gold. More than a century later, Filson is still a go-to for American outdoorsmen, offering hand-sewn fishing, shooting, and travel cases trimmed in bridle leather, as well as clothing appropriate for the sporting life. Filson’s flagship Seattle store feels like an old-fashioned dry goods store, with gorgeous wood accents and massive display shelves serviced by rolling ladders. The building, in the city’s SoDo neighborhood, is also where many of the company’s products are produced.


Iris for Iris

Streetdog Foundation Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Restaurant Iris hosted a fundraiser for the Streetdog Foundation on a recent Sunday afternoon. The poster pup for the afternoon’s festivities was a lovely girl by the name of Iris, and she is a beautiful example of what the Streetdog Foundation is all about. When she was found, she was frail and starving from a hard life on the streets. Today, Iris is thriving and loving her new life, thanks to the Streetdog Foundation.

Jessica Haverkamp & Chris Dillon

Morgan McAndrew & Sarah Gordon

Amy Lawrence & Justin Fox Burks

Ansley & Rick Guenther

More 4 Streetdog Foundation The dog rescue organization does not have a facility, nor do they receive any assistance from the government. They rely solely on the Streetdog community, volunteers, foster families, and donations of any and all dog-related items from crates to collars. streetdogfoundation.com Carol & Mac Crowder

Sabine Bachmann, Chef Kelly English & Rena Chiozza

Tony Brignole, Angela English & Mary Brignole

Sara & Cecelia Ralston

Wes & Kelly Burrow

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Susie Jabbour & Mark Hatgas

Christine New & Amber Pritchett


Eso, Ziggy Mack & Darius Williams

Patrick Woods, Richie Weaver, Rachel Smith & Dan Price

Memphis Undercurrent

Ashley Wolfe, Ayesha Boyd, Tamara Reed & Anna Marie Ray

Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

Undercurrent is a collective of young professionals who meet and mingle to share ideas, network, and, most of all, have a good time. The group celebrated their first anniversary recently with a bash on the patio at Felicia Suzanne’s. This Undercurrent collaborative is making waves around Memphis for the 2,500 interesting people who enjoyed the connections during this first successful year - congratulations!

David Valdini & Stephanie Bennett

Candice Dunbar & Patrick Foley

Jenai Emmel, Trey Carter & Mara Denny

Tabitha Rosselot, Mary Hoang & Do Hguyn

Alisa Cunningham & Jon Tabb

Rebecca Payne, Taylor Strickland & Caitlin Shelton

Mike Schoenberger & Emily Pratt

Leslie Smith & Ciara Nelson

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Charla Folsom, Kesha Whitaker & Darcy Raches

Eddie Money & Hannah Fuson

Sarah Baker & Kenn Gibbs

Berries Photography by Jay Adkins

An Indian Summer in Memphis is the time to start capitalizing on berries and fruits of the season. Rich harvests of plums, raspberries, blackberries and grapes all provide rich flavor for beautiful meals and dishes. Even local favorites Jones Orchards and Rosemark Vineyards let you pick your own harvest from their patches and orchards! Berries and fall fruits are perfects for canning and preserve making, and they are a sweet touch to any treat! We at 4Memphis think that sometimes the finish is as important as the start, so enjoy these sweetened postmeal preparations from our favorite eateries!

Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream

A Double Scoop of Decadence As 4Memphis celebrates the harvest of fall berries, we are sharing a grapeto-wine-to-divine wine ice cream treat. How can this be? Two scrumptious temptations blended into one frozen pint of delicious? Yes, thanks to the new legislation in Tennessee! Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream is crafted in Booneville, NY, and sold locally by David Everson. Long-time locals may know David as the purveyor of the Cockeyed Camel, and it was during that time that he first became intrigued by this intoxicating dessert. As the laws changed, he grabbed the opportunity to bring the concept to Tennessee. Beginning 2013, Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream was allowed to be sold in retailers and grocery stores. As more legislative changes came into effect, Mercer’s is now also available in several liquor stores around town. The alcohol content varies by flavor, and none are higher than 5 percent. The ice cream itself is a premium recipe

boasting a rich 15 percent butterfat, and the wines add an interesting flavor. The most popular flavor is Cherry Merlot, and other temptations include a Chocolate Cabernet and a Peach White Zinfandel. Add a scoop over a warm berry cobbler or a piece of cake, but as David recommends: “It’s best right out of the pint!” Grab a spoon and have happy hour! Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream is available at Lucchesi’s Ravioli and Pasta Shop, Cash Saver and Superlo stores, Frank’s South Main Market, Yorkshire Liquor and numerous other locations. To find a store near you, visit EversonCompanies.com. - Sandi Butler Hughes September 2014 / 53

Plum & Blackberry Gelee Macaroon Erling Jensen Macaroon 9 oz Almond flour 13 oz Powdered sugar

with Balsamic Berries & Grand Marnier Whipped Cream Frank Grisanti’s Italian Restaurant

6 oz Egg whites, at room temp 2 oz Granulated sugar

Pre-heat oven at 350F. Combine almond flour and powdered sugar in a food processor and grind for 2 to 3 minutes. Sift flour mixture and set aside. Whip egg whites until foamy and gradually add granulated sugar. Once the whites are at stiff peaks, fold in flour mixture, ¼ at a time. After fully incorporated, place in a piping bag with a rounded tip. Pipe out desired sized circles on silpat non-stick baking liner. Place in oven and turn the temperature down to 250F, and bake for 15 minutes. Let completely cool before removing off of silpat. Saluted Plum 2 Large plums, sliced thin 3 T Brown sugar 1 T Brandy Combine brandy and brown sugar together in a sauté pan. Add plum slices and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Drizzle over macaroons.

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1/3 cup Sliced Strawberries 1/3 cup Blackberries 1/4 cup Blueberries

1 T Sugar 1 T Balsamic Vinegar Lemon Zest

Combine all ingredients and allow to sit for 1 hour at room temperature. Grand Marnier Whipped Cream 1 cup Heavy Cream 2 T sugar

1 T Grand Marnier

Combine all ingredients and whip until peaks are formed. Lay down the ladyfingers and top them with the balsamic berries. Place another set of lady fingers and repeat with the berries. Top with the whipped cream and garnish with fresh mint.


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Berries Marnier with Creme Fraiche Itta Bena 1 pint raspberries 1 pint blackberries

Cheesecake Brulee & Berries Jim’s Place Grille

2 T Grand Marnier 1 T sugar

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour. Creme Fraiche 1 C heavy cream 2 T buttermilk Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and cover. Allow to set out in a warm place 8 to 16 hours, or until thick.

16 oz cream cheese 16 oz mascarpone cheese 9 oz sugar 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla 4 large eggs

Bring cheeses and eggs to room temperature. Combine the cheeses with sugar until completely blended. Add the eggs, one at a time to mixture. Next, blend in lemon juice and vanilla. Add the filling to a prepared crust using a springform pan or mini cheesecake pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle sugar evenly over the tops of cheesecakes; slowly pass a hand-held torch over the sugar until melted and caramelized. Enjoy with blackberries and raspberries.

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Raspberry Chocolate Martini Local on the Square 1.5 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur 1 oz 360 chocolate vodka 1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur 4 fresh raspberries Combine ingredients in shaker with ice, give a hard shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

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Fairy Wine Mother

By Greencork’s Robin Brown

Dear Fairy Wine Mother, Sometimes my dry dinner wine does not work with my sweet tooth for dessert. Any suggestions about dessert wines? Dear Sweet Tooth, Since you didn’t mention a particular dessert, let’s consider a couple of rules of thumb. First, you should choose a wine that is slightly sweeter than your dessert. However, they should be similar enough in sweetness so that you don’t end up with that awful toothpaste-and-orange juice disparity. You must also consider the delicacy or hardiness of your dessert. For example, a creamy dessert could be served with a Gewurtztraminer or Riesling but a spicy baklava might need a late harvest Zinfandel. Fruity desserts can stand up to a bit more acid and you might investigate a good quality Italian Moscato.

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Chocolate desserts can be tricky. Usually the darker the chocolate, the less sweet it is so you can tone down the sweetness of the wine. Chocolate dipped strawberries would pair just fine with champagne. A moderately dark chocolate can even be paired with Pinot Noir, some Merlots and even certain Cabernet Sauvignons. A classic chocolate and wine combination is port. Of course with my penchant for Zinfandels, you know where to find me. The best way to learn is to experiment!

Dear Fairy Wine Mother Help! I don’t know much about dessert wines and I need to know if It is ok to substitute wine in lieu of dessert. Dear Need to Know In a nutshell, yes, you may offer a sweet wine or wines in place of dessert. With so many types to choose, you might offer a couple of them depending upon the number of guests at your table and upon your budget. There are slightly sweet wines (sometimes called off-dry), heavy late-harvest sweet wines, fortified wines, and sweet sparkling wines, etc. Each of these categories is made in a unique way to halt the fermentation process so that the sugar in the wine reaches a point of perfection. One note of caution, fortified wines and some late harvest wines contain quite a belt more alcohol than your average dinner wine. Small pours are best.

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In today’s diet-conscious world, your guests may appreciate a simple sip in place of a heavy dessert. You can always fancy things up with a a couple of cheeses, some roasted pecans, and a bit of fruit. Blue cheese, pears and port are one of my personal favorites.

Dear Fairy Wine Mother I am curious about wines that are not made from grapes but from other berries like cherries and strawberries. Any helpful hints? Dear Curious My best advice is to stay away from wines made of strawberries, blueberries and cherries unless the wine in question has been made by a dear friend or loved one whom you wish to flatter and there is no way to avoid trampling their feelings otherwise. My experience is that the berry flavored wines currently on the market are aimed at an inexperienced wine crowd. These products tend to be cheaply produced and are usually sickeningly sweet. Check for artificial flavors, too. With that in mind, there are a few infused wines that may still make the grade. One is an organic sangria called Eppa SupraFruta that is pretty good. Another suggestion is Chocolate Shoppe Strawberry. You wouldn’t want several glasses but it is tasty in place of dessert. Have you considered making your own sangria? It is not difficult and you can get exactly the flavors that you like best! Give it a try and be pleasantly surprised. Cheers.

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We Got A Painted Thing Going On Story and photos by Sandi Butler Hughes

The charming Cooper-Young shop is aptly named Me & Mrs. Jones: Stephanie Jones is “Mrs. Jones,” the artisan expert, and “Me” represents each person who is so warmly welcomed into her clan of painted-finishes-followers. I recently spent a day with the exuberant Mrs. Jones in the studio to learn about chalk paint, milk paint, finishing touches, and this craze that is transforming outdated and unattractive pieces of furniture, cabinets, floorcloths, frames, lamps and their shades, patio furniture, and most anything else that could benefit from a little sprucing up. Stephanie, along with Margaret Apple, Catherine Wilfong and Cheryl Westlake, assisted, directed, and cheered me on as I painted and waxed my way to becoming another chalk-paint devotee.


The $20 Lane side table was in good shape with the exception of a layer of thrift store grime. I removed the glass, then gave the table a generous spray of Dirtex. The foaming cleaner is great for getting into the cracks and crevices to bubble out the dirt. The color for the table I chose to use was Annie Sloan’s Emperor Silk Chalk Paint. “Smooth or textured finish?” Stephanie asked. “Smooth?” I guessed. “I think so!,” agreed Stephanie, handing me a brush. And so I began to paint…

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Per Stephanie’s direction, I flipped the table over and first painted the underside. The paint dries quickly, and by the time I worked my way around the table, I began applying the next coat. I was fretting that the paint was warping the rattan as I painted it. “Don’t worry; it will flatten back out as the paint dries,” Stephanie assured. Of course, it did. Light coats work best to cover, and she also advised me to “keep the paint moving, so it doesn’t gob into the creases.” The chalk paint covers beautifully, and is very easy to apply.

SUBWAY SIGNS MEMPHIS NON-STOP Another inspired idea born out of necessity. When Stephanie’s son Will was graduating from high school, she needed presents for his friends, and that’s when her creativity sprang into action. Using specially-designed stencils, she painted Memphis-themed Subway Signs. The “stops” include words such as “Grizzlies”, “Tigers”, “Jerry’s Sno Cones”, “Overton Park” - if it’s a beloved Memphis thing or Southern tradition, she has it on a Subway Sign. Other Subway Signs pay homage to Southern traditions, from SEC football to pimento cheese. Workshops are held if you want to craft your own or buy one that is ready-to-go-gifting.


The final step is the wax. “This is where the magic happens,” Stephanie excitedly said as she brushed on a coat of Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax. To accentuate the lines, she suggested I follow with Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax. Using a brush with a firm, flat end, I dipped into the dark wax and began applying it to the table. The dark wax brought out a depth and character that was not there before in my dull little table. I buffed the wax and viola - magic!

Meet Amelia 1st Grade

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Harry Potter fan

LAMP REVAMP A garage sale lamp adorns a table in one of the workrooms at Me & Mrs. Jones. It cost $6.00 but looks like a million bucks. The brass and ceramic lamp is transformed with a few simple steps. A first layer of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite is applied as a base coat to cover the brass. Next, a second layer in Annie Sloan Louie Blue is brushed on. Painting the lamp in sections, and working quickly before the Louie Blue paint dries, the section is spritzed with water. The light spraying creates an effect that mimics weathered zinc. A coat of clear wax is brushed on and a beautiful lamp is created from someone else’s discard.

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My first chalk paint experience was simple and so much fun, with a little elbow grease applied by “Me” and compliments of “Mrs. Jones.” So many pieces from boring kitchen chairs to 1980’s armoires beg for new life. With paints and a multitude of techniques to use, Me & Mrs. Jones will have a thing going on for a very long time.

Me & Mrs. Jones is located at 889 South Cooper and open Wednesday-Friday, 10am-3pm, and on Saturday, 10am-1pm. In early October, Me & Mrs. Jones will be opening a second location in Germantown at 2135 Merchant’s Row. For DIY inspiration and info on upcoming workshops, check out the website at MrsJonesPaintedFinishes.com.

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The Backstage Bash Orpheum Theatre Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Guests were recently given the star treatment at the Orpheum Theatre’s Backstage Bash. They entered through the famous “Stage Door” entrance on Beale Street and the behind-the-scenes fun began! The Orpheum Crew, the innovative club designed to engage the next generation of fans and supporters, hosted the party. And for those who have always wanted to dance on stage - the iconic Orpheum stage doubled as the dance floor! To join the Orpheum Crew, visit orpheum-memphis.com.

Brooke Hamilton & Michelle Heck

Betsy McKay, Jane Donahoe, Paul & Jennifer Chandler & Liz Hutton

Katherine Bennett & Mark Stuart

Kesha & Jason Warren

Mary & Patrick Halloran

Tyler Puddephatt & Josie Maclin

April Clanton & Billy Moore

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Write Way by Sandi Butler Hughes

Roderick Baldwin

Jockluss Thomas Payne

Veyshon Hall’s Door of Hope Writing Group shirt

Readers in Memphis can shout a collective “Hallelujah!” because our city is graced by talented writers from all corners, walks and economies. The innovative works highlighted this month enrich and challenge us, but most of all, they contribute to the rich weave in the tapestry of Memphis culture. This will be a recurring feature in 4Memphis as we promote the creatives among us who strive to do it The Write Way. Writing Our Way Home A Group Journey Out of Homelessness

Mama Memphis By Anita Norman

By The Door of Hope Writing Group, Co-Facilitated by Ellen Morris Prewitt “This is Ellen Prewitt! She’s gonna tell us how to be a writing group!” That announcement to a group of homeless men and women began Ellen Morris Prewitt’s journey in 2007 at the Door of Hope. Every Wednesday since that proclamation, the group has gathered together to write, but they have also grown as people who are in the process of being housed in a home of their own. With Ellen’s guidance, the Door of Hope Writing Group has served hundreds of writers. Some writers were there on the first day and are still involved today, while others drifted through only for a short time. In 2011, Germantown United Methodist Church clergy and staff began lending their support, serving as facilitators to the weekly meetings, providing assistance for field trips and special meals as well as hosting a day-long Book Retreat. As a result of this Retreat, fifteen of these writers are now authors of the book, Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out Of Homelessness. The authors allow the reader a distant yet truthful glimpse into the world of homelessness. With writing styles that range from poetic to raw, each one speaks with a courageous voice wanting to be heard. Ellen is herself a writer, and in a recent blog post she described why she wants to publish. “The shared words gave me hope for humanity. That’s why I want to publish my work: for how it alters, even ever so slightly, other people’s view of the world. I want to publish for the collective conversation of life,” she wrote. Writing Our Way Home honors each of these contributors by validating their life stories in print, growing through conversation shared by the writers and now by their readers. Veyshon Hall, a contributor to the book, may say it best: “We talk, we read, learn or say nothing at all. This is our safe place, we exhale and breathe deeply. We have peace of mind. There is no punishment for speaking or not speaking...What is this glorious place that only the homeless can find? It’s the Writers Group, silly.” Anita Norman is a senior at Arlington High School, a Bridge Builder, and the National Champion of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest. She also writes poetry, and was inspired to write “Mama Memphis” after moving to the Bluff City and struggling to understand her new hometown. But then, she described embracing Memphis as a “mom in a sense...helping me in the maturing process. The people in Memphis are all my brothers and sisters, and the legacy of a mom lies in her offspring. Memphis is a gemstone, and it’s all in how you look at it. That’s the only difference.” 64 / 4Memphis

Who could deny a mother the miracle sitting in her arms Only the Angels could create something like that but I was no miracle a late bloomer birthed somewhere between Sun Records and Stax, spun into a head of black wool and a will to be somebody Mama didn’t play no games carefully molding her babies into intricate works of art and Lord aren’t we beautiful? But there came a time when I left what I knew and someone happened to ask me about Mama, about home how her tongue whipped my behind to and fro taking me and breaking me then building a me made of all things hustle How her eyes reflected the fluidity of the Mississippi which rolled down her face in anticipation of something great Let me tell you something... you don’t know the feeling of home until behind her pulpit early one Sunday morning the earth breaks and you’ve felt the second coming until you meet her people her proteges of love,choir members humming the sultry sounds of blues until you meet the blues ...bombarded by shells of what used to be how it haunts and consumes her streets with old miseries... there is sanctuary in forgetting old tendencies but what we are forgetting is the necessity to move forward... she implores us to move forward I inhale a culmination of everything Mama has been through Exhale a proclamation of a greater Memphis which lies in the youth who call her bosom home Who dance down Beale to the magic of her sway whose eyes swim in the glow of her pyramid Who leave for something better and can’t wait to come home cuz she is forever I finally returned and the moist rosy of her lips greeted me on the front porch For the first time I smelled magnolia on her breath Watched the heave of her chest daring the world to have a seat and listen She’s alive they’ll say And I’ll smile and nod because yes Mama is very much alive in me.

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Wine & Dine

Special Olympics Greater Memphis Photography by Mark O. Ramirez Scrumptious cuisine and fine wines were the order of the evening for the 4th Annual Wine & Dine culinary gala. The top chefs in Memphis including Ryan Trimm of Sweet Grass/ Southward, Erling Jensen of Erling Jensen’s and Keith Bambrick of McEwen’s gathered at the Tower Room to present their specialties. Kirby Wines and Liquors selected the wines to complement the evening’s fare. Guests enjoyed the feast of tastings all to the benefit of the Special Olympics Greater Memphis.

Emily Martinez, Angela Watson & Dalton Martinez

Ada Diaz & Tony Walsh

David Evans & Toni Boland

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Angie Hollins & Faith Shipp

Michael & Ashley Robilio with Chris & Samantha Dean

Mark Bradley, Jack Soden & Jeff Morris

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Scott Elliot with Jan & David Gould medical problem that causes varicose veins. This medical condition is called venous insuf are very common in the United States, affecting approximately 15 percent of men and 25 percent of women. What causes varicose veins?


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local anesthetic, is relaArteries bring blood tively painless. After the from the heart to the procedure, patients can legs. Veins then bring walk right out the blood from the legs of the office.” back to the heart. Varicose veins result from problems in the veins. When you stand, oneway valves in your veins close to prevent After your blood from rushing to your feet. In some these valves be sensation of heaviness and causes the veins topeople, enlarge. The • Dark brown discoloration or ulcers near ENOUS REATMENT come worn out. Over time, the blood backs the ankle relatively painless. After the proc veins that branch into the surface of the skin become up in the veins, and pressure builds. This Laser treatment – This treatment eliminates varicose veins • Sometimes none increased pressure leads to a sensation of dilated, and appear as varicose veins. wear and is done in our office. Your lower leg is numbed with a a support stocking for at heaviness and causes the veins to enlarge. How are varicose veins treated? weeks and follow up in a week. If The veins that branch into the surface of the Using ultrasound, the doctor finds the local anesthetic. Conservative Therapy are not relieved with conservative skin VEINS become dilated, and appear as varicose HAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF VARICOSE treatment, most insurance plans abnormal vein and punctures it with a smallcompression needle. A long Support stockings – Wearing veins. • Achy or heavy feeling in the legs endovenous laser treatment.

KISHORE K. ARCOT, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RPVI VARICOSE VEINS Varicose veins are abnormal veins that can occur in the legs. They can be small, thin, purple-colored lines (called “spider veins”) lying just below the surface, or they can appear as thick, bulging or knotted veins. While many people think that varicose veins are simply a cosmetic issue, there is often an underlying medical problem that causes varicose veins. This medical condition is called venous insufficiency. Varicose veins are very common in the United States, affecting approximately 15 percent of men and 25 percent of women.

WHAT CAUSES VARICOSE VEINS? Arteries bring blood from the heart to the legs. Veins then bring the blood from the legs back to the heart. Varicose veins result from problems in the veins. When you stand, oneway valves in your veins close to prevent your blood from rushing to your feet. In some people, these valves become worn out. Over time, the blood backs up in the veins, and pressure builds. This increased pressure leads to a





• Burning, throbbing, muscle cramping • Swelling in the legs • Pain after prolonged standing • Itching • Recurrent phlebitis or cellulitis (inflammation or infection) • Dark brown discoloration or ulcers near the ankle • Sometimes none

HOW ARE VARICOSE VEINS TREATED? CONSERVATIVE THERAPY Support stockings – Wearing compression stockings is an important of any vein treatment Anti-inflammatory medication – Medications like ibuprofen (Motrin) can help alleviate symptoms

plastic tube, called a catheter, is then passed through the vein up to the leaking valves, usually found in the groin. Through the catheter, the laser is passed. The laser is activated and slowly pulled out of the vein, closing it down so it will no longer leak. This procedur lasts less than an hour, other than the pinches from the local anesthetic, is relatively painless. After the procedure, patients can walk right out of the office. They wear a support stocking for at least two weeks and follow up in a week. If symptoms are not relieved with conservative medical treatment, most insurance plans cover the endovenous laser treatment.


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Beale Street Landing Grand Opening Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The much-anticipated Beale Street Landing was worth the wait as Memphians celebrated the grand addition to the riverfront. Live music, dance troupes, food vendors, and local dignitaries entertained the crowds throughout the two-day fete. memphisriverfront.com

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Memphis in May Cocktail Buffet Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

For most of us, Memphis in May is packed with great events in a whirlwind month of festivities. For the hard-working staff and Board Members, it is a year-long endeavor to make it possible. MIM Board Chairman, Ron Coleman recently hosted a celebratory cocktail buffet at his home to honor these efforts. Thank you, MIM, and we are looking forward to May 2015!

Jim Holt, Charlee Graham & Randy Blevins

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Hon. Janice Holder with Kevin & Betty Grothe

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Red, White & Blues Memphis Botanic Garden Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The party is typically on the lawn, but on a special night in late July, the party moved up onto the new Jim Duncan Stage at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Vine-to-Wine: Red, White & Blues celebrated reds, whites and the blues provided by local musician Eric Hughes. The “honored guests” for the evening were compliments of Tennessee State Parks, as the rangers exhibited a bald eagle, an owl and other raptors. memphisbotanicgarden.com Bonny Cornelius, Madeline Otto & Jenna Nikolich

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Welcome Home Party for Hampton Sides Photography by Mark O. Ramirez

The Booksellers at Laurelwood hosted a Welcome Home Party and Book Signing for NY Times bestselling author Hampton Sides. He has written Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound on His Trail, and was back in his hometown to celebrate the release of In the Kingdom of Ice.

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Celebrating Four Small Local Businesses that Continue to Please Story and Photography by Stephanie Beliles

During an era of mega-chains and mechanical merchants, one can find a sense of comfort in the small businesses that operate with a love for their trade and the value of a hard-earned dollar. While Memphis is covered up with exceptional mom-and-pop shops, 4Memphis would like to salute these four outstanding businesses that have served with integrity, grace, and unwavering customer service.

Driver’s Shoe Service 1621 Union Avenue

Nestled between older shops and abandoned store fronts sits Driver’s Shoe Service. What was once the adored Galtelli’s Shoe Service, the now Driver’s is helmed by Andrew Lyles and brother-in-law Titus Driver. Andrew was Mr. Galtelli’s apprentice and then right-hand man for over 30 years, right up to the day that Mr. Galtelli passed away. When asked why he thinks that they are so popular for their customer service, Andrew simply replies, “You just have to know how to treat people.” So when Galtelli’s shut its doors, Titus reopened the shop in July 2013 with a renewed management plan:

despite being small, customer service opportunities can be huge. The addition of a few fresh faces and updated waiting room is no cause of concern in regards to the operation. The machinery and techniques used in the back shop seem almost ancient: just how Andrew was taught as a young man in high school. Because Titus stuck to the traditional way of doing things, Andrew was more than excited to be the brains in the back shop once again. Andrew loves what he does because it has not changed. “This is a trade. Once it gets in your blood, it’s going to stay there.” Memphians, do not throw away those handbags, luggage, or favorite pair of Pradas in haste. Driver’s Shoe Service has old talent with new management that “can save your sole.”

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“We see more red wine than Buster’s.” –Don Carwile, Carwile’s Custom Cleaners

Charlie’s Meat Market 4790 Summer Ave

Carwile’s Custom Cleaners 2178 Central Avenue

Upper Left: Don Carwile of Carwile Custom Cleaners; Upper Right: Don & Rita DeWeese of Gibson’s Donuts; Lower Left: Chuck Hogan of Charlie’s Meat Market.

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“We see more red wine than Buster’s,” quips Don Carwile, owner of Carwile’s Custom Cleaning. At nearly every party around the city of Memphis, there is one woman who will dribble wine on her silk blouse or her favorite cocktail dress, where she is promptly advised by a friend to “take it to Carwile’s.” This kind of notoriety has been earned over generations. Don is the son of William Carwile, who was the original owner of the cleaning service. Having opened its doors in 1957, this shop has been family owned and operated for over half a century. When his father passed away, Don took over the company, but maintained the old family mantra: Quality over quantity. Over the years, Carwile’s has gained such a great reputation among other dry cleaners that those in the trade around the country call Don for advice when they receive a problematic garment. “Everything that comes through the store is hand-cleaned by me alone. And I would rather take three times longer on something then rush through it and not do a great job.” However, do not let this modesty confuse you. Those involved in Carnival Memphis know that there are day gowns and then evening gowns for the ladies. Don and his crew are responsible for cleaning the evening gowns during the day and having them ready for the next evening, all the while taking the day gowns, cleaning them, and having them ready for the next day (“And those dresses can get trashed!”). Carnival Memphis partiers are so serious about having Carwile’s assist them in their evening wear maintenance that they will have police escorts stop traffic for them on Central Avenue in order to rush to their door.

If you have ever craved an Ernestine and Hazel’s burger in the middle of the night, you can thank Chuck Hogan and his crew at Charlie’s Meat Market. In addition to providing all of the beef for patties to local favorites like Ernestine and Hazels and Huey’s, Charlie’s supplies those in the know with very high quality beef, pork and poultry with a very low price point. Charlie’s Meat Market was started by Chuck’s father, Charlie, who has since retired and left his sons Chuck and Dale to run the family business. “We have to compete with butchers at grocery stores by making the extra trip worth it,” notes Chuck. The additional trek that takes you down Summer Avenue is more than worth it. Chuck stocks his cases with premium filet cuts wrapped with bacon (up to 13 ounces for those who are especially hungry), as well as choice cuts of ribeye, pork chops, and even huge Italian-marinated chicken breasts! Charlie’s also carries a nice variety of meat for stews, appetizer items, and even premier spice rubs, sauces and marinades. However, all great products aside, Chuck provides perfect service to his customers. As a perfectionist, he insists on acting as head butcher every day and then happily greeting his customers wearing his trademark fedora hat and butcher’s apron. He is eager to assist people on what “looks good today,” and, frankly, everything looks great for grilling or otherwise at the shop. “Dad always said, ‘When a surgeon is sloppy, they call him a butcher. I resent that.’” Chuck carries on the family tradition of pride in their beautiful (while sometimes bloody) work.

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It might be difficult for an outsider to understand why someone would wait in a line that snakes around the door for a doughnut. These people do not understand that while the donuts are some of the best (and creative) in the country, owner Don DeWeese and his fun-loving antics makes the wait worthwhile. Don can be seen in the shop nearly every morning tossing doughnuts to people and carrying on playful conversation with folks from near and far. He is an avid University of Memphis fan (he even decorates some batches with blue and white sprinkles on game day,) and he donates doughnuts to Tiger athletics for “player sustenance.” He is also a Grizzlies supporter, producing thousands of “grit n’ grind” doughnuts during hoop season. Don says, “I just enjoy seeing people smile and getting to know them.” It is this attitude and the generally sunny atmosphere in Gibson’s that brings in customers in droves. In the past year, Gibson’s Donuts has been honored as one of the Top Doughnut Shops in the Country by Grub Street, and he is also being honored as a Top Place to Eat in West Tennessee by author Mike Glasgow. This shop with its colorful owner and mouthwatering treats is deserving of the hype AND a visit!

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The 1920’s roared at the recent Great Gatsby Gala. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the Gala was held at The Columns at One Commerce Square, a period-perfect-setting for the glamorous fete. To learn how you help the American Cancer Society create a world with more birthdays, visit cancer.org. Kara Carter, Brennan & Amy Villines

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he Wings Cancer Foundation in Memphis has a busy fall planned. With the help of passionate volunteers who believe in the foundation’s mission to provide hope, counseling and services to cancer survivors around the Mid-South, Wings is hosting two fundraisers bound to create a lot of buzz. The first is the inaugural Wings Polo Classic on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Wings is partnering with Panera Bread to give Mid-Southerners a taste of Pretty Woman meets Kentucky Derby - Memphis Style. The event, with a suggested dress code of seersucker, sundresses and derby hats, will be held at the Memphis Polo Club in Rossville. “Wings Polo Classic will provide funding for two of our biggest programs, Form Fitting and Lymphedema, as well as funding our pilot transportation program. Events like these enable us to provide these services free of charge to cancer patients in need,” says Keri Burnette, Special Events and Public Relations Coordinator at Wings. Later in October, more than two-dozen riders will hit the road for the 4th Annual Wings Ride to Rosemary Beach, FL. Those participating in the 525-mile, 5-day

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journey leave Memphis October 4th. Two of the riders this year are cancer survivors and for them the journey is personal; a “no limits” push to keep cancer from defining them and what they can accomplish in life. “I’d like to serve as an example for someone going through treatment, or who is through treatment, but trying to put their lives back together. Your goal might be to walk around the block, or begin an exercise program. Find a way - don’t let cancer stop you,” says throat cancer survivor and Wings Executive Director, Chris West. Knowing that beating cancer takes more than just medicine, Wings began in 1996 to help cancer patients with supportive care services during treatment and recovery. Wings offers everything from nutrition sessions to exercise and counseling classes in three locations around the Mid-South. Cancer patients also get access to a wellness program which research shows will help them recover faster and prevent future cancer diagnoses. For more information on the Wings Polo Classic or the Wings Ride, go to www. wingscancerfoundation.org, or call 901-322-2984. You can also find Wings on Facebook at facebook.com/WingsCancerFoundation and on Twitter @wingscancerfdn.

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Dr. Jensen Ellen Hart & Dr. Glendon Alan Hyde Dr. Jensen Ellen Hart of Atlanta and Dr. Glendon Alan Hyde of Winchester, Tennessee, were married on May 17, 2014 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The ceremony was officiated by Monsignor Henry Gracz. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. Charles and Dr. Joyce Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Hart, both of Atlanta and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Charles Hart of Atlanta. She attended the The Westminster Schools, received her bachelor’s in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Vanderbilt University, and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. She is an internal medicine resident at the University of Tennessee, Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

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The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Glen Alan Hyde (Renee) and the late Sally Hay Hyde of Winchester, Tennessee. He attended The Baylor School, received his bachelors from Wake Forest University and his medical degree from The University of Tennessee School of Medicine. He is a general surgery resident at UT-Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The flower girls were nieces and nephews of the bride and groom: Sally Langdon, Sofia Jensen and Charlie O’Geen.

The maid of honor was the bride’s sister Hollis M. Hart of Atlanta. The bridesmaids were Shannon Jensen O’Geen of Davidson, N.C., Corinne Hyde

After a honeymoon at The Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios, the Hydes will be living and working in Chattanooga.

The best man was the groom’s father, Dr. Glen A. Hyde. The groomsmen were the bride’s brother Jeb Hamilton Hart of Memphis, the groom’s step-brothers Kenton Walker and Newton Hunter Culbertson of Tullahoma, Tennessee. and brothers in law Chuck Plumhoff and Travis Langdon.

The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents at The Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart Reviewed by Kevin Dean, Executive Director of Literacy Mid-South E. Lockhart’s new YA novel, We Were Liars, has been touted by its publisher as a new crossover sensation that will thrill adults as much as teenage readers. The book has received rave reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune, so why is it that I had such a negative reaction to the book? In fact, my “negative reaction” included throwing the book against the wall and screaming at it. The story revolves around Cadence, a privileged teenager who visits a family compound on a remote island near Cape Cod every year. She, her cousins, and her love interest play in the sea, have picnics, blah blah blah until one day her love interest disappears, the family falls into an undisclosed turmoil, and Cadence can’t seem to remember anything about what has happened. The author wants you to spend the first two hundred pages asking, “What manner of evil caused this family’s undoing?” or “What happened to the love interest?” Instead, I just kept hoping that Cadence would snap out of it and the book would end.

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We spend far more time in Cadence’s head full of unreliable thoughts and details than we do grounded in the real issues at play in the book. (These are also eclipsed by the “shocking” twists at the end.) Underneath the irritating plot devices and the pretentious dialogue lies some very deep moral issues like racism, materialism, and greed. These issues, which could be on par in importance with Cadence’s psychological recovery, are told in such white-hat/ black-hat morality plays by generic, one-dimensional

characters that the real meat of the novel is masked by the inert amnesia storyline. Even worse, E. Lockhart’s single sentence paragraphs answer her own questions about these complicated ethical issues so that the readers don’t even have to draw their own conclusions. Lockhart loves sentence fragments more than the words themselves, so a majority of the book is spent relying on incomplete sentences and one-sentence paragraphs to create a sense of mystery. At many times I wondered if I was actually reading the book’s plot or a silly 7th grade attempt to re-imagine e.e. cummings poetry. Candence waffles back and forth, asking herself questions about what really happened, then correcting herself, then casting more doubt. I wanted to scream, “Just shut up and ask someone!” Without giving away too much of the twist at the end, I will say that E. Lockhart must have attended the M. Night Shyamalan School of Writing. While I can’t give away too many spoilers in this review, I can say that the twist is on par with Shyamalan’s The Village or the season finale of Roseanne, which revealed that most of the sitcom was a dream sequence. Admittedly, I am not the key demographic that the publisher will be catering to when promoting this book, so I recommend you form your own opinion. Or don’t read the book at all. Read a book by an author appearing at the Mid-South Book Festival instead and join us on September 25-28. A full lineup is available at www.midsouthbookfest.org.

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An evening with Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown benefiting Coaching for Literacy and its partners, Memphis Teacher Residency and Streets Ministries.

Tickets are available on Event Brite, at Kittie Kyle, Garden District & Master Design. Call Memphis City Beautiful at 901.522.1135 for more information. Proceeds from event benefits the Memphis City Beautiful Mini Grant Program.

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Arlington and Lakeland Chambers’ Joint Luncheon Arlington Chamber and Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a joint luncheon at Stonebridge Golf Club. The guest speaker Governor Bill Haslam praised Arlington and Lakeland for working together as neighboring communities. He stated that it was not typical for cities to cross boundaries to create solutions and accomplish even greater capabilities. Congratulations to Arlington and Lakeland for promoting united efforts for the betterment of all!

Reception Honoring Lafayette Draper Memphis’ legendary figure, Lafayette Draper was recently lauded at a reception and celebration in his honor. He is most renowned as bartender and purveyor of Overton Square’s Lafayette’s Music Room. For decades, he has served scores of Memphians, collecting friends and stories along the way that he is sharing in an upcoming book. Congratulations, Lafayette on this latest accomplishment!

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With fall weather and fabulous new fashions in store, 7th Avenue in the Chickasaw Oaks Village hosted several trunk shows. Featuring the latest styles from Comfy, Lorian Croft and Heydari, shoppers enjoyed the new designs in anticipation of fall temps. Additionally, Brenda traveled the world to bring back stunning cashmere embroidered shawls and jackets from Marrakech and handforged silver jewelry from Istanbul. Be sure to stop by 7th Avenue on September 25 or 26 to meet Los Angeles-based jewelry artist Sally Drennon.

On the afternoon of Sunday, July 20, 2014, Hollywood Feed’s 5502 Poplar Avenue location hosted a block party benefiting The Savior Foundation, a local nonprofit committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing neglected and abused animals into loving homes. The event was attended by hundreds of supporters and their furry companions. For information about The Savior Foundation, visit TheSaviorFoundation.org.

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Signature Breakfast Series featuring Bill Walton May 8 & 9, 2014 | Hilton Memphis & 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 May was hosted by AutoZone, and Bill Walton, TV network sports analyst, NBA Hall of Fame basketball player, UCLA All-American, and one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history. With 30+ surgeries and a stutter that hindered his speech until he was in his 20s, Walton

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The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club strives to enrich lives, create leaders, and impact the community to be a force for good. The team has worked with several organizations to promote awareness of various initiatives, and the Title Sponsor, Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, recently supported a team on a mission trip to Haiti. Members of the team were: Jay Harvill, George Felts, 92 / 4Memphis

Brent Marcum, Patrick Hodges, Tyler McGlaughlin, and Brent Allred, and they spent their time in Haiti building wells for a local village, enriching the lives of youth, and cultivating land for farming. The team had such an incredible experience in Haiti, and they are planning for a return trip in the future! For more information on LPBC and their community initiatives: http://www.thelpbc.com/


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