June issue 2011

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An inside look at the former Nashville home of the late Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl.



The famous Minnie Pearl hat

Beach Style Carefree and casual looks for your weekend sur la plage

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TRAVEL Terrific Father-Son Trips byANDREW OUSLEY

Exciting destinations that are sure to strengthen that paternal bond



A south-of-the-border bash brings neighbors together

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photo courtesy of Sarah Dobbins

Summer Skin A step-by-step beauty regimen for supple summer skin

IN EVERY ISSUE 12 Publisher’s Note 75 by invitation - The Social Pages 94 Happenings 97 Sources

My story began the first time I laid eyes on her. It was a Sunday night when I picked up Gloria for our date. I remember she answered the door in a blue dress. Later that night I told my mom, “I’ve found the girl I’m going to marry.” That was more than 50 years ago.

Gloria passed away from lung cancer last year. But I’m thankful she was never alone in her final days—and neither was I. Baptist Trinity Hospice’s Inpatient Unit made sure we were surrounded by genuine kindness and excellent care. At the time, I got a lot of comfort knowing their people were there for us 24/7.

I could never have imagined facing life without Gloria. But thanks to Baptist’s bereavement services, at least I don’t have to face it alone.

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CONTENTS 2011 photo courtesy of Dustin Benson of www.DL-image.com The Puffy Muffin



Quick-And-Healthy bySTEPHENIE WARD Tasty meals that will jump start your day


Mei-Ann Chen byELLE PERRY

Interview with The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s newest music director


Beautiful Bedrooms Inspiring looks for one of our favorite rooms of the home


The Boudoir

Modern, Tradtional, Romantic-there is something for everyone

LaLicious Sugar Reef Sugar Souffle Scrub ($34) www.lalicious.com; photo courtesy of Bollare PR


Tennessee’s Flowering Jewel byANDREW PULTE

The bearded iris brings a rainbow of color to the June landscape


Greene County byBECKY NEWBOLD

A progressive, diversified community rich with friendly people and fascinating history.



Homemade, delectable confections from across the state



photo courtesy of Ledbury in Blue Commonwealth

Chilled watermelon soup and a word on raising boys

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90 SEE & DO

Jean-Louis Forain: La Comedie Parisienne The Dixon Gallery and Gardens readies for their most ambitious exhibition yet.


In a Heartbeat bySHANA LUSK

An inspiring account of how one Memphis family gives back

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JUNE 2011 - Vol. 10 No. 3 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Margaret Monger - mmonger@athometn.com

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5848 Brierhaven Ave • East Memphis • $298,100

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As a parent, our children’s graduation is one of the most bittersweet days of our life. A milestone chapter in their life is completed and we hope they are prepared for the next chapter. Although many wonderful ceremonies took place across our state this past month, it’s hard to compare to the graduation of Booker T. Washington’s class of 2011. They were chosen from 460 high schools across the country to have our president give the commencement speech for their graduation. It was said that the video the kids put together wasn’t made to make people feel sorry for them but to make them understand what they overcame. These kids had everything against them. They are from South Memphis, TN, one of the poorest areas in our country. It would have been very easy for them to allow their circumstances to become an excuse for their failure. The President opened his speech by welcoming our governor, Bill Haslam, senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, as well Congressman Steve Cohen and the mayor of Memphis A. C. Wharton. Clearly this proud moment was shared by the city of Memphis as well as the state of Tennessee. He jokingly talked about the “toughness” of their principal Kliner, and how she pushed them to push themselves. It has been said that success is not measured by the number of times you fall, but by the number of times you get back up. This group of graduates have been knocked down most of their life but more importantly they rose to the occasion and convinced the President of the United States they deserved to have him speak at their graduation, where President Obama told them, “We are here today because every single one of you stood tall and said, ‘Yes, we can. Yes, we can learn. Yes, we can succeed.” You decided you would not be defined by where you come from but by where you want to go, by what you want to achieve, by the dreams you hope to fulfill.” Clearly to the graduates of Booker T. Washington High School, impossible is not a word but simply an excuse not to try. They did try and they succeeded. This select group of underdogs made us proud citizens of Tennessee and of America. May God continue to bless them in the next chapter of their life.

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CONTRIBUTORS SARAH DOBBINS is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Middle Tennessee. She is a charter member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and regularly teaches workshops for beginners in digital photography. This month, Dobbins photographed the historic Minnie Pearl mansion, page #. See more about Sarah and her work at www. sarahdobbins.com

JORDANA WHITE is a freelance writer living in Nashville, TN with her husband and son. She graduated in 2005 from Princeton University and has since written for Life & Style Magazine, ParentsConnect.com by Nickelodeon, NFocus Magazine and At Home Tennessee Magazine.

GEORGIA SMITH shows off her penchant for ? in this month’s entertaining feature “A Summer Fiesta,” page # . Smith, whose culinary career was inspired at an early age by her grandmother, is currently the proprietor and head chef of Club Windward- a full-service catering company whose trademark rests on such artful technique as seen in this issue of At Home Tennessee.

BONNIE GROSSHANS explores Tennessee’s sugary treats in this month’s issue of “Dining Out,” page # . After graduating from The University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s in English, Grosshans returned home to Memphis and began her Jornalism career at The Commercial Appeal. Recently, she took a break from writing to take care of her new daughter, yet still remains busy freelancing and working part-time for the Memphis Botanic Garden. Grosshans also holds a MA in Journalism from The University of Memphis. TINA ADAMS + REBECCA THOMPSON Tina Adams and Rebecca Thompson are expert wardrobe consultants who assist clients in everything from organizing closets to personal shopping. In their free time, the girls also design custom jewelry and high-end dress shirts. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact tinaandrebecca@gmail.com or go to www.tinaandrebecca.blogspot.com 901-550-2041 www.tommyyoungconstruction.com 14 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

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Baby Steps Make a Difference

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Germantown, TN

COMMANDING CURB APPEAL!! One acre “slice of paradise” featuring commanding curb appeal & picturesque setting w/heated pool/spa & amazing guest/in-law suite/pool house. The main house features formal DR, 2stry GR w/FP, sep study, & family rm w/brick flrs. Updates from top to bottom incl a chef’s kitchen w/Viking 6-burner cooktop & double ovens, Asko d/w, & SubZero frig, & the MBR w/stunning bath incl granite, travertine, & frameless shower. There are 3 addtl BR’s w/private baths incl granite tops. The guest house offers LR, dining area, kitchen, sunroom, BR, BA, & laundry, plus private deck & porch o’lking the awesome pool. This one is a must see. Offered at $849,900. Additional photos & details @ www.judymac.com

Judy McLellan 901.277.5839 • 901.756.8900 www.judymac.com

Pool & Guest/Pool House

Guest House – Living Room

CRYE-LEIKECares CRYE-LEIKE IS A PROUD SUPPORTER OF HABITAT FOR HUMANITY For the past several years, Crye-Leike has partnered with Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® and Mortgage Bankers Association to build homes for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Crye-Leike associates and employees have hosted a series of fundraising events and luncheons to raise sponsorship money. Many Crye-Leike agents also volunteer on the build sites and work side-by-side with Habitat families. Crye-Leike has always been a strong advocate for the organization and its mission of eliminating poverty housing in Memphis. In fact, Crye-Leike co-founder, Dick Leike, is a former Habitat board member. Crye-Leike Realtor, Pat Lichterman, is the Habitat Board’s current vice president. Pat also serves on Habitat’s construction committee and is very involved with Habitat home builds.

Guest House – Kitchen

Guest House – Bedroom

COMMUNITY Most recently, Crye-Leike has partnered with the new Habitat ReStore. The Memphis Habitat ReStore will be a retail store selling new and gently used building materials and home goods to the general public. The proceeds from the ReStore will help support Memphis Habitat’s mission while providing an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills. The Memphis Habitat ReStore will be located at 7130 Winchester Road. Its grand opening is planned for Thursday, June 9. The ReStore is currently accepting donations of new and gently used furniture, appliances, and home decor. ReStore staff will pick up large items at a mutually agreed upon time for free, and all donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Memphis Habitat ReStore, check out their Facebook page or follow the ReStore on Twitter at @memphisrestore. To donate items to the ReStore, please contact Joe Davidson, ReStore manager, at jdavidson@ memphishabitat.com or 901.RESTORE (901-737-8673). For volunteer opportunities, please contact Erica Gorman at egorman@memphishabitat.com.

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Southwind – Memphis

Southwind – Memphis

8595 The Island At Southwind


This killer floor plan has it all! Formal LR & DR, awesome stainless steel kitchen, brkfst rm, & keeping room. Gigantic 24x17 brick patio w/built-in grill overlooking 18th Fairway & 18th Green. Perfect for a crowd! Impressive balcony w/panoramic view! 2BRs down. Master w/luxury bath has more stunning views of the course! Teen suite up w/sink & fridge. 2 jack-n-jill baths up, office up too! Front/rear stairs, 32x22 playroom, 2 fireplaces, 8ft doors, 3-car gar. Absolutely stunning!

Chet Whitsitt

901.484.5689 • 901.756.8900 www.chetonline.com


8866 Prestancia Cove

Judy Piovarcy • 901.233.3414 901.757.2500 • piovarcy@ix.netcom.com


Mary Ann Tapp

901.573.2832 • 901.260.4780 www.maryanntapp.com www.crye-leike.com/memphis/3223811


Vicki Blackwell

901.335.1441 • 901.756.8900 vblackwell@crye-leike.com


Hank Hogue

901.870.3020 • 901.756.8100 hhogue@crye-leike.com


Fayette County

125 Hutton Drive



Joyce Chasteen

901.485.3986 • 901.854.5050 joyce.chasteen@crye-leike.com




Mary Ann Tapp


Stunning 4BR/4.5BA home on 1.5 acres in beautiful serene setting just outside of Collierville! Gracious Living Areas + Bonus Room upstairs. Formal Dining, Living Room w/Fireplace, Great Kitchen w/granite & stainless steel appliances + Keeping Room w/2nd Gas Log Fireplace. Huge Luxury Master + 2nd BR down. Plantation Shutters, Irrigation System, Covered Patio, 3-Car Garage!

Louise Jordan

901.486.2695 • 901.756.8900 ljordan@crye-leike.com




Immaculate is an understatement. This custom built home is only two years old & nestled on 2.8 beautifully landscaped acres in Elba Estates in Fayette County. This magnificent home is perfection with a gorgeous mineral water pool, 2 fireplaces, central vac, full house water filtration system, high efficiency heating & cooling system, Tiger foam/Batt insulated walls, oversized 3-car sideload garage, 4BR, 3.5BA, Bonus Room & Media/ Office. All this & it’s priced below appraisal.

Patty Rainey

901.849.0611 • 901.260.4780

patty.rainey@crye-leike.com • PattyRainey.com pattyrainey.crye-leike.com/memphis/3216656

Eads – Fayette County

8890 Highway 196



Picturesque Setting on 22 Beautiful Acres at Edge of the City! Only minutes from Collierville! Completely renovated 3BR, 3BA home overlooking rolling acreage & sparkling 2-acre stocked lake. Refinished pine wood floors, custom cabinets & dual ovens in Kitchen opening to Great Room w/FP, built-ins & wet bar. Large Dining Room, two Masters w/Private Baths, 3 Fireplaces, Screen Porch, Deck, 2-story Barn/Workshop, & Potting Shed/Hobby Bldg. Horses are welcome!

Joyce McKenzie

901.335.8460 • 901.854.5050 joycemckenzie@crye-leike.com


Patty Rainey

901.849.0611 • 901.260.4780

patty.rainey@crye-leike.com • PattyRainey.com pattyrainey.crye-leike.com/memphis/3222541

220 River Oaks Drive


Stunning 4BR/3BA home located in The Fairways gated community. Back of home is ALL windows offering breathtaking views of lake and golf course. Enjoy your private swimming pool, covered porch, and extended patio. Kitchen has granite, gas range, double ovens, and breakfast bar opening to Keeping Room with fireplace & built-ins. Luxury Master plus 2nd Bedroom down. Updates include 5” hardwood floors and new carpet. Must see!!

Bonnie Patton

2530 Birnam Wood Drive

Vicki Blackwell

901.335.1441 • 901.756.8900 vblackwell@crye-leike.com



4154 Walnut Grove Road


Southwind – Memphis


Exceptional 4BR/3.5BA home in Pidgeon Estates. Great for entertaining! Gracious room sizes & lots of space. Formal living room & dining room. Huge great room w/brick floor, fireplace, wet bar, & French doors leading to stunning backyard w/heated pool. Any cook will love the granite kitchen w/breakfast bar island. Master suite plus 2nd bedroom down (used as study). Lovely manicured grounds with professional landscaping. Irrigation system, security system, new roof. Great family home!

Fontaine Taylor

901.634.3435 • 901.766.9004

8694 Southwind Drive




Stately Traditional 5BR/3.5BA in Halle Plantation! Vaulted ceilings, extensive molding, built-ins, granite, & hardwood floors are just some of the features you can expect in this well built home. 2-story foyer, formal dining, Great Room w/gas FP, Luxury Master, Bonus Room, & gracious living areas. Fabulous Kitchen w/granite counters, smooth cooktop island, dbl ovens, new microwave, new lighting, custom wine rack, & tile floors leading to brkfst/Hearth Rm w/2nd FP. Additional amenities incl: 3-car garage w/storage, intercom/security, irrigation sys, prof landscaping, circular drive! WOW!

Joyce McKenzie


Mary Ann Tapp


Absolutely gorgeous home in desirable Oakleigh subdivision! This 5BR/4.5BA home has a brand new kitchen with granite countertops, decorative tile backsplash, large center island with seating, & stainless appliances. HUGE rooms including 24x19 2-story Great Room & 20x14 downstairs Master Suite with luxury bath. Upgraded lighting, hardwood floors, new baths, lots of trimwork, neutral decor, plus awesome deck overlooking beautiful backyard!

Mary Jeffrey

901.870.4253 • 901.754.0800





Hardeman County


Stunning 4BR/3BA Home with spacious rooms & beautiful details. Dazzling Hardwood Floors in Entry, Dining Room, & Great Room. Roomy Kitchen with generous cabinets, granite countertops, breakfast bar island, wine cooler, & built-in desk overlooking Hearth Room. Master Suite and 2nd Bedroom Down. Spacious Luxury Master Bath. 2 Fireplaces, Bonus Room plus Media Room, Covered Porch and Extended Patio w/great landscaping.

Cheryl Lamghari

11265 Van Buren


Custom brick 4BR, 5BA built of timbers from 1800’s rice mill, heart pine floors, huge kitchen & hearth room w/stone fireplace. Master w/his & her separate baths, Formal Living & Dining rooms, Library, Bonus Room, 10’ ceilings down. All this located on 83.96 beautiful acres. Home is being sold “As Is”.

Mary Ann Tapp

901.340.7560 • 901.756.8100

901.573.2832 • 901.260.4780 www.maryanntapp.com




Hardeman County

“A Price on Priceless” Fine quality, private setting on 2+acres & a short drive outside of Arlington. This striking, all brick custom w/ hardwood, tile, high ceilings, wall of windows, his/her master baths, fireplace, sunroom, professionally landscaped, big covered back porch & deck offers 3BR, 3.5BA, Great Room, Formal Dining, Kitchen, Separate Breakfast area. Upstairs you’ll find 45’ Bonus Room & expandable attic. Oversized dbl garage+single garage w/12x13 custom workshop.

2873 Carnton Drive

901.335.8460 • 901.854.5050

10106 Ridgewood Oak Drive


You Must See This Magnificent Golf Villa Located In The Gated Community Of Southwind! Formal LR w/french drs opening to covered patio & gunite pool. Banquet size DR, wet bar & gourmet kitchen featuring maple cabinets, granite counters, 6 burner Dacor gas range, S/S Bosch+Fisher&Paykel dishwashers, & SubZero fridge. Gathering rm w/ french drs lead to patio & pool. Spacious master has french drs leading to private patio w/hot tub & luxury bath (his & her vanities, sep shower/tub & lg closets.) Guest BR/office connects to hall BA. Upstairs: 2BRs, BA, tournament rm w/wet bar & balcony o’lking golf course. Quality thruout w/hrdwd flrs, high smooth ceils, crown, updated kit & BAs & 2 FPs. Dbl garage w/storage.

Myra Quinley • 901.481.2200



2191 Gallina Circle


Immaculate Home in Popular Germantown Location. You’ll be impressed with this beautiful residence featuring 4 Bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half Baths, 2-story Entry, Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Outstanding Kitchen w/granite counters & decorative tile backsplash overlooking breakfast room & 2-story Keeping Room w/fireplace. Large Master Suite down w/luxurious bath. Huge Playroom upstairs. Lovely shaded patio w/pergola & brick flowerbeds. 3-car garage.

901.378.1423 • 901.757.2500


Fayette County

Quite Country Living in Beautiful Woodsedge Subdivision with Large Treed Lots. Low Fayette County taxes. One Acre Lot. Three Car Garage. Two Bedrooms down & 2 Bedrooms up. Huge Bonus Room. You’ll love the Gorgeous Curved Bay Window in the Breakfast Room. Very Spacious Gourmet Kitchen w/Gas Cooking & Granite Counters. Charming Hearth Room w/Corner Fireplace. Vaulted Master Suite w/Luxury Bath. The Backyard is Fully Fenced w/Large Patio for Outdoor Entertaining.


10297 Carnegie Club Drive

Fayette County

Elba Estates – Fayette County



901.573.2832 • 901.260.4780 www.maryanntapp.com

70 Cottonwood Drive


East Memphis

Gorgeous 4BR/3BA Country French on 1.36 acres. Flowing plan w/tile floors extending from the entry into the open dining room & great room w/fireplace. Exceptional kitchen features granite tops, decorative tile, & stainless steel energy efficient appliances including double ovens & gas cooktop. 2 BR’s down, loft/office, & media room. Upstairs balcony & covered porch overlook fantastic backyard w/iron fence enclosed patio. Lovely area only 5min from Collierville. Low Taxes & more!

300 Windover Road

Jeanne Arthur

901.634.2800 • 901.766.9004

Fayette County

French Country Home on 2.5 acres located in prestigious “Belle Farms,” known for its equestrian activities, offers 4BRs (2down) 3BA, Master Suite, 10’ ceilings down, granite, stainless steel appliances, hardwood & tile, laundry room up & down, screened & covered porches, 3-car garage. Lakeview property. Easy drive to Collierville.

450 Alisha Drive

Robert Gorman


45 Brier Hills Drive


Lakefront deep water ‘99 custom 5BR, 4.5BA Home – Master + 2 down. 23’ vaulted Great Room with fireplace opens to Dining Room, Kitchen & Sunroom. 3 slip boathouse, pier, seawall. 2 car garage. Lake-livable, loaded with amenities to maximize your leisure time year ‘round. WIFI - Invisible Fence - BUZZ OFF - 30 minutes from the Memphis bridge.

901.233.8515 • 901.756.8900

Fayette County

Fabulous 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Home in private gated community of Chapel Creek. Soaring 20 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, custom built-ins, plantation shutters, sunroom, large master suite downstairs has one of three fireplaces. Home has a separate in-law area that includes kitchen, living area, bedroom, bath and elevator access from 4-car garage.

12145 Horseshoe Lake Circle, AR


Fantastic luxury home on 1.5 acre fenced lot. Five large bedrooms (2 down!) plus huge media room & another bonus room. Gourmet Island Kitchen with gas cooking & breakfast bar. Spacious hearthroom with soaring ceilings. Located in “Carriage Manor,” a beautiful subdivision just south of Collierville. Enjoy your large covered brick patio overlooking the peaceful and very private 1.5 acre fenced yard w/some trees and full irrigation system. 2 attics for lots of storage.

Chapel Creek


Equestrian Showplace!!! 14 acres of property including 24 Stall Barn which is perfect for a boarding/training barn. Fenced and cross fenced for rotation and great ridding arena. Lovely updated home with 3 bedrooms & 2 bath all on one level. Fantastic deck w/hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping and garden areas.


254 Surrey Loop

Memphis Area

9562 East Shelby Drive

Barton, MS

Within a few miles to Collierville, this stately traditional on 13.5 manicured acres boasts exquisite craftsmanship & attention to detail. The home offers 4BR (master down), 4BA, formal living & dining rooms, Family Room, Office, Game Room, lovely entrance with winding staircase, oversized kitchen opens into the casual keeping room. Three car garage & workshop.

1785 Chapel Ridge Cove


Located on quiet cove toward back of the community, this large, elegant home features all the bells & whistles. The open floor plan includes large windows throughout & open doorways across the back to extend the living space into the spacious & beautifully conceived backyard. The inside kitchen is designed for the serious cook & offers Viking appliances, slate floors, custom glazed cabinets & adjoining hearth room. The outside kitchen features a large Viking grill w/icemaker & fridge. Pool & adjoining cabana is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing evening. 2BRs down w/private paneled office & 3BRs up w/sep media & game rooms w/bar. One of a kind home in secure, beautiful Southwind.

Fayette County

740 Frazier Road


360 Pine Ridge Drive

Fayette County


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From out of the past! Recapture the joy of a gentler time... Built in 1912 when quality counted, this 3BR, 2BA features 11’ ceilings, 4 fireplaces, transoms, formal Living & Dining Rooms, Family Room, Updated Kitchen w/stainless, Sunroom, hardwood, metal roof & a delightful front porch.

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BEACHFASHION A day at the beach is the essence of summer. Who doesn't enjoy a little sunshine and water time? Enjoy your relaxation, but don't show up in just any old thing. Stay casual and cute in these summer essentials that are anything but basic.


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Leave your gym shorts and tees at home. These cover-up options are great for going to and from the beach or pool, walks on the beach, or a quick lunch on the pool deck. Hats are key for safe beach fun. Opt for wide brims that look stylish while protecting your face from the sun’s rays. Also, graduate to a real flip flop: it’s ok if it's water resistant, just chose one of these that look like real sandals, not your kids’ shower shoes. Most importantly, your beach bag serves as both your purse and your tote bag so don’t neglect this important summer staple. Upgrade to a nice style you’ll want to use all season long.

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For bike rides, choose shorts and a tee. These culottes (shorts that look like a skirt) are perfect. Afternoon walks into town are nice with an ankle pant and a carefree blouse. Roll the sleeves up and pop the collar.

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EVENING We love the floaty feel of this silk tunic, which looks casual and elegant paired with a straw clutch. Wear this vibrant style with a strappy gold sandal and metallic accessories to transition from day to dinner. If it’s cool, add a light scarf or pashmina in a hot hue.

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Get ready for summer with our step-by-step beauty regimen. These products are a must for healthy, glowing skin.


Save skin from damaging rays with products that deliver protection without causing breakouts or clogging pores. Try DDF Weightless Defense Hydrator with SPF 45 ($39 at Sephora.com). For fullbody protection we also like Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion. Don’t forget another important asset − your hair. Between the sun and chlorine, summer can leave hair dull, damaged and dry. Try Rene Furterer Protective Summer Fluid SPF 90 ($23). This waterproof, non-oily fluid lightly hydrates hair while protecting it from exposure to sea, sun and chlorine.


Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45, peterthomasroth.com; DDF Weightless Defense Hydrator with SPF 45, ddfskincare.com; Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF, Kiehls.com; Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30, colorescience.com; L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm, usa.loccitane.com Rene Furterer Protective Summer Fluid, renefurterer.com; Clinique SPF 30 Face Cream with SolaSmart technology, clinique.com; The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sun Cream SPF 30, theorganicpharmacy.com ; Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 60, Macys


Prior to any tanning, you’ll want to slough off all dull skin cells with a body scrub such as Ole Henriksen’s rub n’ buff salt scrub ($48 at olehenriksen.com). Not only will it leave your body feeling ultra smooth, the renewed, hydrated skin will help you achieve a faster, more even tan. Moisturizing is another vital step to your pre-tanning regimen. We like L’Occitane’s Almond Supple Skin Oil ($32 at l’occitane.com). Ole Henrikson loofah body scrub, cooling scrub with montholated jojoba beads, 12 oz. olehenrikson.com; Ole Henriksen rub n’ buff salt scrub, olehenriksen.com; Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream, Available at Clinique counters nationwide or www.clinique.com, $21.00; L'Occitane Cade Bark Scrub; L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, usa.loccitane.com; Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub, getjackblack.com; Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Creme, aveda.com.


Despite your best efforts, sunburns do happen. Be prepared for times when these hot-weather emergencies occur. To repair hair, slather on Ojon’s Restorative Hair Treatment before bed and rinse in the morning for shiny, renewed locks. For fast relief try to fade patches of discoloration use Bobbi Brown’s Advanced Brightening Serum ($105 at Macys).

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Everyone knows the darker you are, the slimmer you look. Nobody wants to be the white whale in a sea of slender tan bodies. Get a head start with self-tanner. Some of our favorites are: LORAC’s self-tantalizer body bronzing gradual self-tanner and mitt ($34); PerriconeMD No Sun Tanner ($65 at Sephora.com); and St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse ($40 at Sephora.com).

Studies piling up about the dangers of tanning salons and overexposure to the sun may lessen one’s desire for a suntan. Being bronze doesn’t have to be a health risk, though. There are several viable alternatives to help you achieve a sun-kissed glow. Spray tans, whether administered at home or by a professional, banish pale skin without any harmful UVA/UVB rays. If you’re new to sunless tanning, be cautious to these common mishaps: Too Dark The goal is to look natural, not like George Hamilton. Be patient and let your tan develop gradually. Don’t use products that are too dark for your skin tone. Start with light, and then work your way up. Never apply more than one coat until you have waited at least 12 hours. Self-Tanners can continue to darken for several hours so its best to wait before you reapply. Too Orange If you’re unsure about the color or how to apply the sunless tanner, seek out a professional. An appointment at a spa or tanning salon takes only 15 minutes and you’re more likely to get the color you want. A trained professional can determine the correct solution by matching skin and hair types to a number of tanning formulas. Streaking Avoid orange streaks by using a tinted self-tanner that allows you to see where you’re applying the lotion, making it impossible to miss a spot. After you’ve liberally applied the solution, use a dry towel to run around your feet and hands. This will give you a more natural tan line. If you’re first attempt isn’t successful, keep experimenting. There is an endless variety of sunless tanning products, so you’re destined to find a method or formula that works for you eventually. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, Sephora.com; Perricone MD No Sun Tanner, perriconemd.com; Sephora Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist, Sephora.com; SUPER by Dr. Nicholas Perricone- Sun Kissed SPF 25 facial moisturizer/tanner, Sephora.com; Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow, Sephora.com; Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion, clinique.com; The Organic Pharmacy Self-Tan, theorganicpharmacy.com; LORAC SelfTantalizer Body Bronzing Gradual Self-Tanner and Mitt, Lorac.com; L'Oréal Sublime Bronze Clear Self-Tanning Gel, available at drugstores nationwide


Dab a shimmering body lotion or body oil along areas you wish to highlight such as the collarbone or shins. Try Michael Kors Leg Shine To Go ($10 at Sephora. com) or Sephora Illuminating Bronzing Oil ($14 at Sephora. com).

Apply SPF at least 30 minutes before heading outside and reapply every two hours.

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healthy breakfasts on the go which ones get the green light? TEXT STEPHENIE WARD

With summer vacations, travel and busy work schedules, we often tend to skip breakfast. For those who eat on the run it is easy to eat food that undermines our health. Diligent diners, however, will find that it is possible to make speedy and healthy breakfast choices, even at fast food restaurants. Why is it important to eat breakfast?


reakfast literally means “break the fast” and is the best time of day to get good stuff into your diet like fruit, fiber and calcium. We have long heard about the importance of starting the day with breakfast to help with concentration. In addition eating breakfast is key to helping prevent overeating later in the day, consuming far more calories than you would have otherwise, and snacking on high-fat, low nutrition foods. Interestingly, not only are breakfast skippers more prone to being overweight but they also tend to have higher cholesterol levels than those who eat breakfast.

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WHAT ARE SOME GUIDELINES FOR ON-THE-GO BREAKFASTS? Because most fast food breakfast menus are laden with high calorie landmines, we have assembled a list of guidelines to help you successfully navigate. Each food item must have: 1.) 700 milligrams of sodium or less 2.) At least three grams of fiber 3.) A good mix of protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats and be low in saturated fats 4.) No more than 400 calories

The following are some examples of fast food chain menu items that meet our guidelines: McDonald’s fruit and maple oatmeal without the added brown sugar has 190 calories. The fruit and nuts provide a good source of antioxidants; oatmeal is a whole grain providing additional fiber and is proven to lower cholesterol. Starbucks reduced-fat turkey bacon with egg white and white cheddar cheese on an English muffin has 320 calories. It just makes the sodium limit at 700mg but meets all of the requirements. In addition the cheese provides calcium. Subway breakfast muffin melt egg white and cheese is around 150 calories. Add spinach, peppers and tomato added for a nice mix of vitamins including A, C, E, K, B complex and iron. Plus, spinach is considered a fantastic source of antioxidants. Which are proven to have great health benefits, protecting our bodies on the cellular level from certain cancers, aging and heart disease. Panera Bread breakfast power sandwich (needs to be ordered without the whole egg) with smoked ham and aged Vermont white cheddar cheese on whole grain specialty bread, 270 calories. This bread contains a variety of whole grains which provide needed vitamins, antioxidants and four grams of dietary fiber per serving. The cheese is a good source of calcium.

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FATHER-SON TRIPS The phrase father-son vacation might evoke images of a more Rockwellian era of American culture – a time when a weekend getaway for a father and son meant pitching a tent and rouging it. Today, however, holidays for fathers and sons (or daughters) are no longer limited to camping trips and cane poles, although for some that might be just what the doctor ordered. TEXT ANDREW OUSLEY

Get Your Hook Wet The Volunteer State has an abundance of outdoor activities perfectly suited for a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life and the doldrums of the workday. East Tennessee residents can take their pick from any number of activities in the Smoky Mountains and the Appalachians. West Tennessee and Mid-south area residents should fear not, though. Only a brief drive across the Arkansas state border and you are in an outdoorsman’s paradise. Don Daniell, communications and education director for the Mid-South Fly Fishers Organization, says the Ozark Mountain rivers of AR, are nationally recognized for their trout fishing and are an ideal spot for a father and son looking for the excitement of trout fishing along with the solitude and scenery of the Ozark Mountains. The Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas offers fly fishing for all ages and skill

levels from experienced angler to those who’ve never even cast a fly rod. And it’s only short drive from Memphis so you won’t spend your weekend in the car. Greg Seaton, owner of Little Red Fly Fishing Service (littleredflyfishingtrips.com) suggests trips for June and July because according to him, “August can be a little warm.” Seaton offers whole or half day trips and advises interested anglers to get a fishing license online before coming in order not to waste time that could be spent fishing. Lodging options in Heber Springs include affordable inns and John F. Kennedy Park which features campgrounds and off-trail camping. Also check out: White River and Spring River fly fishing trips. Take Me Out to the Ballgame No summertime tradition is more endearing than our beloved national pastime: baseball. Since Tennessee is not

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lucky enough to have its own Major League Baseball team, a bit of traveling is required to catch a game, but the drive (or flight) is well worth it. The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most exciting and successful teams in baseball. Star slugger Albert Pujols and his band of redbirds play in front of one of baseball’s most devoted and lively fan bases. And the new Busch Stadium in Downtown St. Louis is sleek and conveniently located with great views of the St. Louis skyline and the Gateway Arch. Ticket prices vary, but as with any sporting event, it’s better to go ahead and get tickets as early as possible. The Cardinals host the National League powerhouse, the Philadelphia Phillies, June 21-23 and will be welcoming NL Central division foe and reigning division champs, the Cincinnati Reds, July 4-6. Tickets can be purchased online (stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com) or through one of the many ticket brokerage sites now available

online. Be sure to check out the Cardinals special promotions that run throughout the remainder of the season. For those in East Tennessee, a trip to Atlanta for a Braves game might be more practical. They’ll be hosting American League Champions, the Texas Rangers, in interleague play from June 17-20. St. Louis and Atlanta have no shortage of accommodations for all budgets, many within walking distance to their respective stadiums. Also check out: AnheuserBusch brewery tour in St. Louis (for older kids) or Six Flags Atlanta or St. Louis for younger ones (or those just young at heart!). A Taste of the Blues: Since 2006, the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Picnic has been bringing music fans from all over the country to the hills of North Mississippi for an experience like no other. Music festivals have become en vogue of late, but this one,

unlike many others, stays true to its roots. Live performances from notable blues musicians go on throughout the entire day while the tempting scents of barbeque mingle in the air with the sound of wailing electric guitars. This year’s picnic will take place June 23-24 at the Foxfire Ranch in Waterford, MS, and will feature the likes of blues legends such as T. Model Ford and Grammy award winning songwriter Jimbo Mathis. Personal coolers are allowed, so feel free to pack your lunch and any cold beverages you might want, but remember glass bottles are not permitted. And don’t forget your sunscreen! Camping passes are available or you can find lodging in nearby Water Valley, MS or Oxford, MS. Tickets are available online (nmshillcountrypicnic.com) or at the gate and range from $25 for a single day to $65 for a full weekend pass that includes camping and cooler passes. Get Away from It All Situated on 650,000 acres bordering North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, The Cherokee National Forrest has something for everyone. Cherokee National Forest offers 650 miles of hiking trails, including 150 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail. Those seeking a father/son vacation complete with an adrenaline rush will find no less than seven white-water rivers in the forest. There are numerous rafting guide services throughout the area, all willing to help you navigate the raging rivers. Wildlife buffs will surely want to see some the parks nearly 500 species of animals. Mountain and road bicycling are permitted or if a scenic drive is more your style, hop in your car and check out the Ocoee Scenic Highway or the Cherohala Skyway with its stunning vistas and roadside waterfalls. Cherokee National Forest is large, so you probably won’t be able to digest it all in one trip, just pick one section and dive in. For a leisurely river float, try the Hiwassee River or test your mettle on the rushing rapids of the Ocoee River, site of the 1996 Olympic kayak competitions.

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Memphis Symphony Orchestra Music Director


Last year, Mei-Ann Chen became just the fourth music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. In July, Chen will begin her appointment as music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta, becoming only the second person to hold that title. In 2005, Chen became the first woman to win the Malko Competition for conducting. She was also the first student in New England Conservatory history to receive double master's degrees simultaneously in violin and conducting.

At Home Tennessee: What is a typical day like as the Music Director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra? Mei-Ann Chen: It is easier to describe as typical weeks instead of typical days because I can be doing completely different things depending on the weeks. If it's a conducting week in Memphis, I spend a lot of time studying musical scores, researching about the composers and pieces I am working on, and of course bringing my own convictions of what I believe each composer is trying to convey to the rehearsals, and eventually sharing the hard work in performances with our audiences. If it is an administrative week, my calendar will be full of social obligations such as meetings with musicians, staff members, important donors, and developing relationships with various organizations, individuals, foundations and corporations through speaking engagements or social events. AHT: One of your previous positions was Music Director of Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Oregon. What are some differences or similarities between that job and your current one? MC: To create meaningful communal experiences through sharing the language of great classical music is a common goal wherever I conduct. The main difference between my role leading the Portland Youth Philharmonic and my role at the Memphis Symphony is that one focuses on 34 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

training the next generations to find their own voices in life through playing classical instruments together while the other has a much broader impact on the community with all the program offerings (from various concert series and extensive educational projects to meaningful community engagement projects). AHT: How will you bring classical

To create meaningful communal experiences through sharing the language of great classical music... music to those with little to no exposure to it? MC: Accessibility: When I am speaking at various social events in Memphis, we pass out vouchers to exchange for tickets as a way to encourage people to come and experience an art form that literally changed my life. Exposure: The Memphis Symphony has some of the most innovative projects in the orchestral field in this country. From our Leading From Every Chair (a partnership with FedEx), to Opus One (a musicians-led initiative to perform programs mixing

the standard with the local artists from various musical genres in unusual venues such as the Hi-Tone), to interesting collaborations such as performances at the Dixon Gardens, playing at the Grizzlies opening game, and a special project with Playhouse on the Square at the beginning of our next season. AHT: How does the Memphis Symphony Orchestra play an active role in the community? MC: There are many ways the MSO can play an active role in the community. For example, our musicians regularly coach students at various schools, our musicians participated in book reading sessions with librarians for Family Tunes and Tales series at the libraries and at book stores, the MSO has appeared at Grizzlies games and Memphis in May...etc. AHT: When did you first become interested in music? MC: My parents loved music and never had the chance to study, so they provided me the opportunities they never had. I remember music being part of my childhood as early as I can remember -- it may not have been classical music all the time, but my mother loved to sing.

AHT: What instruments can you play? MC: I started on the piano at seven and added the violin six months later. Then later I taught myself to play the trumpet. One time I had to step in on the double bass for my classmate who fell ill during an orchestra competition. Later in high school, I substituted for a viola friend. Then in college, I learned to play the trombone during brass sequence (a course meant for music educators) and the snare drum in percussion sequence. The scariest had to be playing the timpani for the first time when I showed up to see how one of the younger ensembles was doing while serving as the music director of the Portland Youth Philharmonic. It just happened that the young timpanist had forgotten to show up for the performance of Holst’s Planets. In order for the piece to sound complete, I took charge of the timpani without having ever played on one and sightread the part in the performance. AHT: What do you feel is the importance of music education? MC: Music helps every one of us reach deep into our soul and find who we are. In my five years working with young people in Portland, I witnessed the power of music in ways I can’t describe. Many of the young people I worked with were able to transfer the dedication and commitment they had for perfecting their instruments to anything they set their mind to. AHT: Describe your vision for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. MC: For the MSO to become one of the hottest cultural institutions in Memphis, one of the best orchestras in its class, and an example nationwide of how an orchestra can strive in its community. AHT: What are some of your upcoming guest conducting appearances? MC: Netherlands Philharmonic at the famed Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Chicago Sinfonietta at the Millennium Park in Chicago, Orchestra in Graz (Austria), Tampere in Finland, Mexico National Symphony, JUNE 2011 • athometn.com | 35


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Music Festivals of Tanglewood Music Festival (BUTI) and Chautauqua, Symphony Orchestras of Alabama, Colorado, Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Naples, Nashville, Oregon, Pasadena, Sarasota and Seattle. AHT: If you weren’t involved in music, what other career could you see yourself in? MC: A crime detective. AHT: When you aren’t working, how do you unwind and relax? MC: I love watching detective stories and solving crimes. AHT: You travel extensively; what have been some of your favorite places to visit? MC: I have to say Scandinavian countries are my favorite so far -- I feel so at home with the people there, plus the Danish people basically gave me the start of my professional career with giving me the unexpected First Prize win at the Malko Competition in 2005. AHT: As a recent transplant, what are some of your favorite places in Memphis? MC: I never get tired of watching the Peabody Ducks routine. I love exploring the Asian restaurants and my dear friend, Buzzy Hussey’s famous gift shop, Babcock Gifts never ceases to amaze me every time I pay a visit. Walking along the Mississippi River on 36 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

Mud Island draws me closer to nature and helps me find the inspirations behind many great compositions. AHT: What’s your favorite piece of music or song? MC: I have just conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, the “Choral” Symphony as the season finale to our classical subscription series at the end of my first year with the MSO. There is just nothing like its incredible ending when you feel the unity of mankind at the end of the piece with over 200 musicians on stage connecting in such a special way with the audience in a jam-packed Cannon Center who jumped to their feet within seconds of our last note! AHT: Who or what is your inspiration? MC: I have too many dear mentors and role models in my life to list here, but the one person who has inspired me more than anyone since childhood is my only sister who has sacrificed her career and life to support me unconditionally in order for me to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a conductor. Without my sister’s belief in me while the whole world thought it was impossible for me to be a conductor, I simply would have stayed in Taiwan (where I grew up) and probably now be an ordinary earth scientist with no particular passion in her work!

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Pearl” in conversation and smiles are likely to come to the faces of everyone around. The iconic image of her straw hat with its dangling $1.98 price tag and her comic routines at the Grand Ole Opry where she portrayed herself as a small town girl from Grinder’s Switch, Tennessee, are burned into our collective memories. But the woman behind Cousin Minnie, born Sarah Ophelia Colley, was anything but a representative of rural America. Colley was born in to a wealthy family in Centerville and went on to attend Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, majoring in theater. From there, she joined a touring theater company based in Atlanta, acting as a dramatic coach. It was during this period that she developed her Minnie Pearl routine. Privately, she continued to live a life more true to her roots. She married WWII pilot Henry Cannon in 1947 and the couple became prominent members of Nashville society. In 1969, they purchased a 7,800-square-foot home on 4.7 acres of land in town, right next door to the Governor’s mansion. In addition to the main home, built in 1935 and designed in a mixture of Mediterranean and Spanish styles, the property also included a pool and pool house, guest home and, later, tennis courts. Cannon’s success continued through the years; she joined the cast of Hee Haw and later was featured on

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TNN’s Nashville Now. In 1991, Colley suffered a stroke and moved to a nursing home, where she passed away five years later. The question then became what to do with the iconic home of “Cousin Minnie?” In 1999, Nashville businessman S. Douglas Smith purchased and renovated the home, revamping its façade and landscaping to bring new grandeur to the estate. In 2000, the Minnie Pearl home was featured as a Junior League Show House, with local decorators, designers and gardeners transforming the property to highlight the latest in furnishings, interior design and garden planning. Seven years later, Minnie Pearl’s house was sold to Tom Oreck, CEO of the Oreck Corporation. Oreck and his family had several needs when they moved into the home, says Barry Wilker, owner of b. wilker interior design and chief designer for the Orecks’ updates to the property. Immediately upon moving in the family wanted “a cleaner, simpler look for the home,” he explains. That began with restoring its façade to a periodappropriate look, with the help of architect Eric Stengel. They also needed more privacy—since Minnie Pearl was so well known, the house had become a regular stop on Nashville celebrity home tours. Wilker recalls a visit to the home when he witnessed at least five or six tour buses stopping by just to have a look at the place. To protect the family from sightseers, landscape architect Gavin Duke installed “a small forest.”

In the interior of the home simplicity was, once again, the name of the game. “The Orecks have an extensive art collection, as well as a museum-quality geode collection,” Wilker explains, “and we really wanted those pieces to be the focal point of the design.” In order to let the artwork shine, Wilker used a neutral, off-white palette on the walls and added custom lighting to highlight each individual work of art. The Orecks also have young children, and needed the property to be livable for their family. Right off the kitchen, he created a playroom, installing individual cubbies for each of the kids. Wilker found an antique breakfast table and chairs for the kitchen, one of the few non-custom pieces in the home, so the family could eat together without fear of destroying the furniture. Wilker also re-tooled the pool house to establish an on-site home for the children’s nanny. Other changes were made to make the property more comfortable, workable and modern. The tennis courts

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were no longer useable, so they were covered with a lawn. The guest house was re-designed so that anyone staying there would feel “like they were in a country plantation.” Wilker also borrowed space from the home’s garage, creating an exercise room to allow the Orecks to incorporate fitness into their busy lifestyle. With all the updates and changes to the property, Wilker and the Orecks could not forget the home’s legendary owner. In the main foyer, Wilker hung a framed shadowbox containing one of Minnie’s famous hats; and in the hallway that leads to the garage, a set of orange and yellow café curtains that belonged to Minnie still frame a small window. “When you stand at the kitchen window looking out, it makes you feel strange because you’re standing where Minnie stood and seeing the view she saw every day. You feel her presence in the home,” says the designer. And her presence will surely remain in the dwelling for years to come, no matter how the physical structure transforms.

L- The exterior facade of the Minnie Pearl home, restored to period appropriate construction by Eric Stengel, R-high end materials and adult spaces were a huge part of the project, but Wilker made sure that the Oreck’s small children had rooms perfect for play and exploration

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Real Estate with a Cause


The idea of a custom home showcase for Summer 2011 could not have come at a better time for Kircher-Belz Builders, when new construction was on the rise in the Mid-South. “We’re the first group of our kind to go out on our own and plan a custom home showcase from the ground up here,” said Eddie Kircher, co-principal at KircherBelz. “Let’s just say it’s caused a bit of a stir in the building community. Utilizing dozens of top-notch, local vendors, whose products and services were offered at a discounted rate to give the buyer thousands of dollars in savings, and with a strong partnership with renowned architect Doug Enoch of T. Douglas Enoch Architects and Associates, they were confident in moving forward with their plan. One of the two showcase homes has already sold, a testament to the opportunity potential buyers have. The 2011 Memphis Home Showcase will take place over 46 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

the course of three weekends, July 15-31, giving visitors the opportunity to tour two custom homes designed by Doug Enoch in the gated Bocage community in East Memphis. There they can also take in the latest designs and amenities custom builders have to offer—features from nine-inch-wide plank oak flooring and spiral staircases to luxury finishes and state-of-the-art appliances to interior décor by Amy Howard, Post 31 Interiors and Julie Nicholson Design and landscape design by Suzanne Askew. Visitors can also be assured that their tours of the homes will go on to positively affect their community with all proceeds from the showcase benefiting the American Cancer Society. “We were beyond thrilled to hear of the Memphis Home Showcase’s desire to donate its proceeds to the American Cancer Society,” said Sean Henneberger, associate executive director at the organization’s Mid-South division. “We hope that our partnership this year leads to

American Cancer Society’s mission to find a cure for cancer through research and education is one we support wholeheartedly and one that makes it worth every effort we put into our event.

a lasting relationship for years to come.” Local representatives and volunteers from the American Cancer Society will assist with staffing the showcase and the special events it will offer, including a special “Sip and See” preview party on Friday, July 15. Other slated activities include cooking demonstrations and wine tastings. “Cancer affects every one of us,” said Griffin Elkington, principal broker at River City Land Company. “We wanted this event to benefit a cause we could relate to. American Cancer Society’s mission to find a cure for cancer through research and education is one we support wholeheartedly and one that makes it worth every effort we put into our event.”

Interested in learning more about the American Cancer Society? Visit www.cancer.org to find out ways to volunteer, fundraise and live a healthier life.




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Meet the Team EDDIE KIRCHER & MARC BELZ, PRINCIPALS Kircher-Belz Builders - Germantown Kircher-Belz currently manages the construction of a number of multimillion dollar homes and lot developments in East Memphis and Germantown, with completed projects at Shady Park and Neshoba Grove subdivisions and available lots at Bocage and Chateau Gardens. Eddie and Marc pride themselves on the work they do to keep homes in harmony with their subdivisions, but most importantly, in tune with the needs of their clients. Kircher-Belz has built a reputation over the past 15 years as one of the most elite building partnerships in the Mid-South. Call (901) 753-2308 for more information.

DOUG ENOCH, ARCHITECT T. Douglas Enoch Architects & Associates - Memphis Doug’s European-inspired designs often utilize enfilade, the French Baroque alignment system, which is his architectural specialty—an engaging form seen in palaces the world over. The passionate architect studied at Louisiana State University, where he graduated in 1966. Doug cites his travels abroad as a naval officer for creatively influencing his career as a residential architect in Memphis. He is known for designing showcase homes opened for tours to benefit charities, a way of giving back to the community that he has helped shape one custom home at a time. For more information, call (901) 685-7636.

AMY HOWARD, INTERIOR DÉCOR Amy Howard Collection - Memphis Amy has been in the business of restoring and hand-painting antique furniture since 1991, when she and her husband, Gene, began creating decorative room divider screens in the garage of their Memphis home. Amy was able to grow this small endeavor into her full-fledged dream— The Amy Howard Collection—in which she designs and builds her own furniture. Today, Amy’s furniture collection boasts more than 300 highend pieces and is sold by retailers across the nation and many interior designers. Visit www.AmyHowardCollection.com for details on the collection, or call (901) 547-1448.

GRIFFIN ELKINGTON, PRINCIPAL BROKER River City Land Company - Germantown Griffin handles sales for all of Kircher-Belz developments in addition to the Enclave at Sparkle Creek in Eads, Tenn. He has been recognized as a Multi Million Dollar Member by the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) for the last two years. In 2010, he was in the top 1.5 percent of its membership in terms of sales volume and transaction sides. Griffin’s real estate experience includes residential and investment properties. He is a lifelong Memphian and graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. For more information, visit RiverCityLand.com or GriffinElkington.com. 48 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

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The Bocage Community 10545 Hwy 64 East Bocage is a nine-lot gated community located in the heart of East Memphis, Arlington, TN 38002 north of Walnut Grove Road on White Station Road. It lies within the (901) 213-3422 White Station school district and is fewer than five miles from the city’s most prestigious private schools. It is also a short drive to Laurelwood and The RegaliaJackson, shoppingMS centers and some of Memphis’ finest dining. 108 River Pines Cove WithFlowood, the recent MSopening 39232 of the Shelby Farms Greenline, nature lovers and fitness buffs alike can access a seven-mile urban trail connecting the city’s (601) 896-0315 www.nstone.com midtown to Shelby Farms, the largest park of its kind in the country. The Greenline is just one mile from the Bocage community.

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Showcase Schedule The 2011 Memphis Home Showcase will offer tours of two custom homes built by KircherBelz Builders and designed by Doug Enoch in the Bocage community. The three-week showcase will kick-off with a “Sip & See” Preview Party on Friday, July 15, from 6 until 10 p.m. The preview will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, live entertainment, a silent auction and a private tour with the homes’ architect, builders and interior decorators. Tickets for the preview party are $75 per person and can be purchased in advance of the event by calling the American Cancer Society at (901) 725-8624. Following the preview party, the Memphis Home Showcase will host cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, makeovers, and meet and greets with local celebrities (TBA). Tours are available July 16-31. Visitors can view the homes Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tours are $20 per person. All proceeds from the showcase and its special events will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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This month’s design feature focuses on beautiful bedrooms. For some inspired designer advice At Home Tennessee caught up with Nashville interior designer Roger Higgins.

At Home Tennessee: How would you describe the style of this bedroom: (Ex: contemporary, etc. ) Roger Higgins: The style of the bedroom was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement as is the entire Fox house. It combines romantic with folk by mixing botanical prints with simple forms. We balanced the contemporary bedding with antique pieces and other elements that suggest traditional artistry. AHT: Describe the color scheme RH: The color scheme is peaceful, muted, and minimal. It offers a calming effect with the blue, green, and gray combination. There is a lot of natural light in the room that also helps to create an eased mood. 54 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

AHT: What was the goal or what did the designer want to achieve? RH I tried to create a space that suggested seclusion and a relaxed setting. The client wanted a place to find comfort while appreciating a view of the outdoors, so we created a small sitting area by the windows. AHT How was this done? RH In order to create this bedroom, we used new and old pieces throughout the bedroom to give it a sense of age. We didn’t want the room to feel as if everything had been coordinated together, we wanted it to seem as if the pieces had been accumulated over time. We also kept the styling of it minimalistic so that it would be a serene atmosphere.



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AHT: How would you describe the style of this bedroom: (Ex: contemporary, etc. ) RH: The style for the daughter’s bedroom is contemporary with a mod-style flair. It hints at the retro-era with its shag carpet and vintage-inspired furniture, but . AHT: Describe the color scheme RH The color scheme is bold! It contrasts the Master Bedroom greatly,

but works perfectly for its youthful user. It’s bright and feminine which is an instant mood-lifter. AHT What was the goal or what did the designer want to achieve? RH When designing this room, we wanted to keep the atmosphere light and fun. It’s the ideal space for a teenage girl to hang out with friends or get her school work done at her desk.

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AHT How was this done? RH: This cheerful bedroom was created by pairing hot pink shag carpet with brightly-colored upholstered furniture and mixing in some playful bedding and floral-printed draperies. We also incorporated interesting architectural elements with the casement window and the decorative cornices above the draperies. It is the quintessential feminine and youthful space with some bold accents thrown in.

AHT How does it flow with the rest of the house? RH Tying in with the Arts and Crafts style of the rest of this house, the bedroom remains consistent with clean-lined furniture. It also integrates the English botanical prints in a youthful manner. Though, this room is much more dramatic compared to the other bedroom, it still maintains its great style and design.


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In Bloom:


Photo of Clematis ‘Rooguchi’ appears courtesy of Carol Reese, University of Tennessee Extension.


his mannerly citizen is a gardener’s dream. With little to no pruning, it can be permitted to sprawl atop a shrub or climb through a Japanese maple without taking over. The clematis is a complicated group of plants that must be pruned differently according to the type. This particular clematis is called Rooguchi; the vine dies to the ground each winter and comes back in the spring eager to flower new growth. Each individual flower deserves admiration as a work of art, shaped like a hanging bell, with four gently recurving petals. Rooguchi are generally a purple or ink blue color

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with the curved edges being a lighter violet. The petals themselves look to be made of pleated, shimmering silk, though they feel surprisingly rigid and leathery. The best part about this plant − it blooms all season long! Its sprawling nature makes it good for effects as described previously, and also for tumbling over a retaining wall or even a large container. However, you might need to encourage the plant if you want it to climb since it lacks the twining petioles of most vining clematis. Plant in good, well-drained soil where it will be exposed to several hours of sun and receive good air circulation.

Information provided by Carol Reese, the University of Tennessee Extension Ornamental Horticulture Specialist for the Western District. The UT Gardens located in Knoxville and Jackson are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture and their mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, collections, educational programs, and research trials. The gardens are open during all seasons and are free to the public. See utgardens.tennessee.edu and westtennessee.tennessee.edu/ornamentals/ for more information. JUNE 2011 • athometn.com | 65



Tennessee's Flowering Jewel In our gardens, the bloom of the bearded iris brings a rainbow of color to the landscape. June is the very best month to share this garden favorite! TEXT ANDREW PULTE


t doesn’t matter if you live on a country road or on the outskirts of downtown Memphis; the bearded iris is a plant that catches your eye when in bloom. For most of the state this begins in late April and persists through May. As the month of June begins, the largest flush of bearded iris flowers are for the most part in the past. However this is the ideal time to do one of my favorite things you can do with plants−share them. If you search the Internet for bearded iris information, many sources


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will tell you to wait until fall to divide and share iris. But in Tennessee, late June to early July is when you should be working with these plants. Summer dividing will reduce the incidence of bacterial soft rot. Making divisions this time of year, combined with ample water when needed, allows your plants to get established enough in their new home and gives you a fighting chance of seeing a bloom the following spring.



When transplanting or dividing bearded iris, first cut back the leaves creating a 6-8 inch fan of foliage.


Lift the entire clump with a spade or digging fork.


Use a sharp knife to separate the rhizomes (look for a firm rhizome with roots and a nice fan of leaves).


Remove and discard the oldest rhizomes and only replant or share the younger, smaller rhizomes that grow off of the biggest stems.


Inspect the rhizome for soft rot and iris borer, remove any soil from roots and rhizomes and place in a bucket with a 10 percent bleach solution for a few minutes (this can stop the spread of rot or borer).


Find a nice sunny spot; dig a hole four to five inches deep. Build a small mound in the middle of the hole. Place the rhizome firmly on top of the mound and let the roots fall down the mound.


Cover the roots with soil so the rhizome is just slightly exposed (many irises don’t bloom because they have been planted too deep).


Irises should be spaced 18-24 inches apart in groups of three to seven sections of one variety. Traditionally, the rhizomes are planted so the leaf fans face in one direction.


Bearded iris should be divided every three or four years to keep them blooming year after year.


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Infused with early American history from its founding in post Revolutionary War days to occupation during the Civil War, Greene County embodies lineage rarely preserved in modern-day cities. In East Tennessee's mountain foothills walk in the footsteps of President Andrew Johnson and Civil War heroes while indulging the senses with distinct galleries and eateries with a local flare, all within sight of some of the most intriguing landscapes in the world. Greeneville, the second oldest city in Tennessee, along with towns of Baileyton, Mosheim and Tusculum, showcase Greene County. It’s an area stepping into the future while embracing its past, thus creating an appealing living environment.

SHOP ^ Stroll along Depot Street and you’ll be knee-deep in yesteryear as you enter the Greeneville Antique Market. More than 85 dealers offer quality antiques and collectibles at 117 W. Depot St., 423.638.2773. Find a treasure trove of heirlooms as you continue along the Greeneville Antique Trail where 200 dealers make up one of the most unique antique shopping venues in the southeastern United States. See www. VisitGreenevilleTN.com for even more details. Call ahead as some shops are open by appointment only. The mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked breads lure you into Mountain View Bulk Food where spices, nuts, whole grains and some of the best beef jerky may be found. Be sure to grab a sandwich from the Mennonite run establishment and take your pick of their wide selection of cheeses. Stock your pantry with wholesome foods from down-home nice people. Mountain View Bulk Food, 7730 Erwin Hwy., Chuckey, 423.257.5739.

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and breakfast are phenomenal and the waitress knows everyone by name.” Looking for a great deli for a quick bite? The casual atmosphere makes The Tannery in downtown Greeneville just the place for a great sandwich. Add salad, soup and their famous raspberry tea for a delicious break mid-day. 117 East Depot St., 423.638.2772 A grand covered porch welcomes diners to The Farmer's Daughter Restaurant at 7700 Erwin Hwy. in Chuckey. "Pass the peas, please" in this family dining style meat and three. A chalkboard on the porch proclaims the day’s all-you-caneat selections. Be sure to save room for butterscotch pie or cobbler with ice cream savored with steaming coffee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday and conveniently located next door to Mountain View Bulk Foods. Three dining rooms at Brumley's Restaurant & Bar inside the General Morgan Inn accommodate those with the desire for a romantic get-away for two or a large group of friends. Serving a seasonal menu of Southern American cuisine accompanied by a premier international wine list, Brumley's is perfectly suited for the upscale yet casual meal. Reservations are recommended. 423.787.7500


The crack of a bat signals the beginning of spring as shouts of "Play Ball" usher in a new season for the Greeneville Astros Baseball team. Playing at Pioneer Park on the campus of Tusculum College, the Greeneville Astros are Appalachian League affiliates of the Houston Astros and play 34 home games throughout the season. Catch a fly ball and take a seventh inning stretch in an enjoyable, intimate minor league setting. For ticket information visit www. greenevilleastros.com or call 423.638.0411.

Broaden your horizons at Tusculum College, the oldest college in Tennessee, with a wide variety of offerings from politics to poetry and travel to technology. Chart a new course and meet new friends in the process. Be sure to also support Pioneer athletics’ year-round schedule of NCAA sporting events. Getting absorbed in the community’s cultural and historical heritage is easy with one of the several tours offered by the Greene County Tourism Department and the Trails Commission. Bike the Civil War Trail through historic churches and cemeteries or discover the artistry of the traditional quilt on the Quilt Trail. You can find more information about trails and guided tours in the Tourism office at 115 Academy Street or by calling 423.638.4111. You can also request maps through the www.VisitGreenevilleTN.com website or www.netta.com. As the second oldest town in Tennessee, Greeneville has a wealth of history to explore. The historic district is made

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up of four major sites: The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, the DicksonWilliams Mansion, the Nathanael Greene Museum and the Historic General Morgan Inn. Visitors are encouraged to begin their tour at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site where a hospitable member of the Visitor Center is available for questions and tips on how to spend your time. Puruse through the museum celebrating President Johnson’s life, work and the impact he had upon Greeneville-Greene County and the nation. For more information visit discovergreeneville.com/ andrewjohnson. Next, wander over to the Dickson-Williams Mansion, once known as the “Showplace of the South”. Daily tours of the 1821 Mansion reveal stories of stays by U. S. Presidential as well as officers of both the Union and the Confederacy. Take a guided Downtown Walking Tour and experience the streets as President Andrew Johnson walked in 1869. A Walk with the President offers views of the tailor shop and museum

of President Johnson, the Big Spring which was a source of water for Greeneville for 150 years and the Nathaniel Greene Museum, namesake of the town. You can also visit the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church where a cannonball from one skirmish remains lodged in the wall. The Battle of Blue Springs, Pottertown's Bridge Burners and the death of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan were significant Civil War events engaging both Union sympathizers and Rebel troops. Nearby you’ll see the gorgeous General Morgan Inn which was created through a $15 million renovation of four old railroad hotels.

OUTDOORS ^ For those who enjoy an active lifestyle there’s always something to do. The community offers exquisite recreational facilities including Link Hills Country Club, a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course; a state-of-the-art tennis complex, and a new sports complex currently underway.

Local parks including 25 miles of The Appalachian Trail in the Cherokee National Forest provide an ideal setting for hiking,biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting and picnicking. Explore the mountains and streams with a leisurely hike to Margarette Falls or Saddle up with a horse from Mustang Alley Riding Stables (423.552.5988, mustangalleyridingstables.com ) and take a trail ride through the Cherokee National Forest. Nearby campgrounds allow you to curl up beside a campfire at night and fall asleep in the scenic Cherokee National Forest. For a full list of trails and directions you can visit the Greene County Partnership website at www.greenecountypartnership. com. You’ll find further beauty exists in Greene County’s numerous lakes, perfect for boating, fishing, swimming and skiing. Some of the best fishing for small mouth bass may be found along the Nolichucky River from Greeneville to nearby Erwin. This world class river boasts small mouth exceeding four pounds and provides scenic freshwater fishing for crappie, muskie, catfish, rainbow trout and brown trout all in the cool waters of the Nolichucky. Local anglers offer guided day trips or you can find your own easy access to the river banks to take in a relaxing day in a pristine mountain river.

LIVE ^ Within Greene County are the four municipalities of Greeneville, Baileyton, Mosheim and Tusculum. Prospective homeowners are offered a variety of settings-- from the lively streets of downtown to the peaceful seclusion of only the surrounding mountains. Greene County’s newest development is The Pointe. Located minutes from the majestic Cherokee National Forest, make life at The Pointe your preferred spot to enjoy grand mountain views along the banks of the peaceful Nolichuckey River with easy access to three golf courses, camping and recreation. Waterfront and mountain view lots in the upscale development place you near one of The Best Small Towns in America (Greenville was named #1 in Tennessee in Norman Crampton's guide to the best in small town living). Just a short drive from Knoxville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Asheville, NC, Greenville offers some of the best in rural living. To learn more about The Pointe, contact Hometown Realty at 423-639-2345 or view them online at www.ThePointeGreeneville.com

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o Tusculum C The Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., hosts nationally known artists in concert and theatre productions year round as well as educational opportunities for children. Broadway musicals and off-Broadway plays are only part of the draw to the performing arts center with seating for more than 1,000. For box office information call 423.638.1328.


Formerly a railroad hotel, the

circa 1884 General Morgan Inn shines in downtown Greeneville as the premier convention center and lodging of the region. It is named for Civil War General John Hunt Morgan, the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy, who was shot and killed near the inn. Renovated in the historic district, the inn, located at 111 North Main St. rests your mind, soul and body with Five Star pillows, gourmet espresso and Bath and Body Works amenities.

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Photos contributed by The Brooks Museum of Art

The Memphis Wine + Food Series

The Memphis Wine + Food Series at the Brooks Musuem of Art featured spectacular events that showcased fine wine, delectable dinners and fabulous auctions, all to benefit the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In its 19th year, the Memphis Wine + Food Series (formerly The Art of Good Taste) serves as the premiere fundraising event for the Brooks Museum. This year’s highlyanticipated series of dinners and auctions took place May 5-7th and featured Silver Oak winemaker Daniel Baron and Silver Oak resident chef Dominic Orsini, along with Memphis Chefs Wally Joe, Andrew Adams and Felicia Willett. Guests also enjoyed the artistic talents of Atlanta-based wine painter Thomas Arvid, who produced a live Silver Oak inspired painting that was up for bid in the auction. Bill & Mona Sappenfield with Museum Director Cameron Kitchin

Beni & Mike Dragutsky

David Schlitt, Bobby & Elizabeth Rouse with Pamela Hauber

Jason & Linda Dombroski

Matt & Carmen Bond

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Annalise Serving, Joanna Lipman & Mary Trotz

Lindsey Hedgepeth, Christopher Klingenstein & Diane Jalfon

Kevin & Jordan Barre


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Muriel Robinson & Mary Jane Smith

Layne Barton & Kristy Barton

Ryan Rohe & Sarah Rohe Photography by Stacy Sullivan-Karrels


Amy Howard Opening

Guests were invited to meet Amy Howard at the grand opening of the

Amy Howard Furniture Designer Outlet in Nashville. The Amy

Howard Collection had been sold exclusively through designers and

design showrooms until the first Amy Howard Outlet was opened in

Gene Howard, Amy Howard, Mike Rose & Debbi Fields Rose

Memphis, Howard’s hometown, nearly two years ago.

Story & Photography by Lesley Harris Colvett


Club LB

Le Bonheur Club, Inc. of Memphis held its Spring Party Fundraiser, “Club LB”, at the AmTRAK Train Station in downtown Memphis, to support Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. The 2011 Spring Party Fundraiser Chairs were Carmen Bond, Laurie Benton and Stephanie Upshaw. This festive and unique party served as a benefit for the Le Bonheur’s Child Life Endowment Fund, because as we know healing requires more than medicine. The endowment will fund art and music therapy as well as recreational activities for patients and their families. Michael Donahue with Johnny & Kim Pitts

Bill & Jennifer Davenport

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Blue Music Awards

The Blues Music Awards brings together Blues performers, industry rep-

Joe Whitmer, Deputy Director

Wayne Russell, Bill Wax & Reba Russell

Bob & Carolyn Harding

resentatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The Foundation presents The Blues Music Award to the artists selected by its members. They are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists. As always, a pre-party will immediately precede the Awards.

Jay Sieleman, Executive Director

Sally Rayburn & Victor Wainwright

Eric Hughes & Donna Stallings

Farnsworth Photography

Pegasus Luncheon


Pegasus of Germantown held their annual Spring Luncheon, Auction & Fashion Show at The Racquet Club of Memphis on April 16. The festive affair honored the Queen and Princesses of the Germantown Charity Horseshow, and served as the organization's major fundraiser of the year - allowing them to make financial contributions to other non-profit groups including Germantown Charity Horseshow; Germantown Arts Alliance; Memphis Family Shelter; Wolf River Conservancy, and Girl's Inc. The Shops of Saddle Creek and Mednikow sponsored the luncheon.

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Queen Ellie Taylor & Katharine Taylor

Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy, Ross Herrin & Pat Post


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J.D. Gillespie, Tiffan Davis Gillespie, Santi Tefel & Anna Hance Tefel

Music City Tennis Invitational


The 38th Annual Music City Tennis Invitational (MCTI) served up a weekend of tennis and music festivities in Nashville April 30th and May 1st to benefit the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. BMI hosted the kickoff reception for the MCTI on Friday, April 29th, at the organization’s Music Row office. The party featured a custom cake, created and designed by Jenifer Goode, especially to celebrate MCTI 2011 and replicate the tennis racquet and guitar on the MCTI logo created in 1973. The two-day tournament took place at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Tennis Center at Vanderbilt University. “This tournament is a great way to give back,” said Patsy Bradley, co-chairman of the MCTI committee. “We have raised more than $1.2 million for the Center for Child Development, and we’re excited to be hitting the courts again for our thirty-eighth year.”

Terisa & Dr. Tyler Reimschisel

Ken Amato, Luann Mayer & Courtland Finnegan

Mike Wells, Lindsay Wells & Kathy Ashworth

Chuck & Betty Bader with Tammy Jacobs

MCTI organizer Greg Travis, MCTI co-chairs Phran Galante and Patsy Bradley, Billy Block, BMI’s Patsy Wells, Fox 17’s Kelly Sutton, MCTI co-chair Bill Riddle & BMI’s Jody Williams

Chris Patterson, Ashley Freeland, Riley McAndrews, Robin Sneed, Jim Miller, Bill Miller, Judy Regenberg & Jean Atkinson

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Sweet treats

TEXT BONNIE GROSSHANS JACKSON HaliHannigan's Cupcakery Imagine Alice in Wonderland meets Willy Wonka; now you have Jackson's first cupcake shop, HaliHannigan's Cupcakery. Located in The Columns, this unique bakery serves popular flavors such as chocolate explosion, mud pie and turtle cheesecake. The menu changes weekly but always includes “Wedding Cake Wednesdays” when fans of the popular variety are sure to find their favorite. The gourmet Cupcakery not only provides delectable sweets but also great service – customers are treated like family friends. HaliHannigan's Cupcakery is open Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.and Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 1032 M Vann Dr., Jackson, 731.736.2525 CLARKSVILLE The Sweetest Batch Cupcakery When Katrina Kitchens wanted to share her mother Lisa Laflower’s delicious cakes, the two paired up to open The Sweetest Batch Cupcakery. On June 9 this family-owned bakery will celebrate a year of delighting Clarksville customers with their oversized cupcakes and mini versions of Laflower’s delectable desserts. Popular flavors include wedding cake, topped with elegant and edible wedding pearls, and the queen of hearts, a red velvet cake with homemade cream cheese frosting and red heart sprinkles on top. The vintage-style shop offers 50 varieties of cupcakes sure to please anyone’s taste. The Sweetest Batch Cupcakery is open Tuesday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. 2237 Lowes Dr. Suite E, Clarksville, 931.503.1717 MEMPHIS YoLo This self-serve frozen yogurt shop features a variety of delicious toppings from local farmers, bakers and candy makers. YoLo is quickly expanding throughout Tennessee and has added homemade gelato and sorbetto as well as sweet treats from Lady Bugg Bakery. It’s the perfect location to gather with families and friends with its bright atmosphere and large space. Most customers opt for the frozen yogurt with toppings, however gelato and bakery items are gradually becoming 80 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011

more popular. Nowhere else can you get such a variety of sweets and help support over a dozen other local businesses at the same time. YoLo is open daily 12:00 p.m.10:00 p.m. 559 Erin Dr., Memphis, 901.683.0190 102 E. Mulberry St., Collierville, 901.861.0037 6 S. Cooper St., Memphis, 901.343.0438

is open Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 5101 Sanderlin #114, Memphis, 901.683.8844 NASHVILLE Las Paletas Sisters Irma and Norma Paz opened Las Paletas in December 2001 and it is still a mystery to Irma as to how the concept for gourmet popsicles came about. “We wanted to showcase our culture, which prides itself on cooking for people you love with a lot of love,” says Irma. The sister-owned establishment quickly took off and hence the popsicle craze in the Nashville community. Las Paletas offers more than 100 different flavors, but depending on what is in season, the store will feature about 25 to 30 varieties which are written daily on a large blackboard. The popsicles include different ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and flowers; “it’s whatever we can get our hands on,” says Norma. The fresh seasonal flavors are why customers keep coming back to Las Paletas. The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 2905 12th Ave. S. Nashville, 615.386.2101

YoLo Muddy’s Bake Shop Kat Gordon has always baked from home for family and friends, so when she decided to open Muddy’s Bake Shop in February 2008, it quickly became a success. The East Memphis bakery is a family business with her parents and brother very involved. “Lots of amazing people have contributed to make it what it is today,” says Gordon -- and that is a laid-back, colorful establishment specializing in cupcakes, seasonal pies, toffee bars and even pimento cheese. The bakery also features local goods like grits, honey, handmade aprons and homemade vanilla extract. “We have a lot of fun doing what we do, whether it’s baking, helping a guest or mopping the floor. “It’s easy to make someone’s day a little brighter and they in turn will probably pass that along,” says Gordon. Muddy’s Bake Shop

Gigi’s Cupcakes Three years ago Nashville was home to the original Gigi’s Cupcakes. Since then the cupcake craze has taken off and the bakery has quickly opened about 10 locations throughout the state. Gigi’s Cupcakes features about 70 different varieties of the personal-sized treats and the menu changes weekly. The most popular flavor is the wedding cake: super moist vanilla cake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting. The cupcakes are large and decadently beautiful. A lot of work goes into pairing the cakes and icings to make the perfect cupcake for any occasion. Gigi’s Cupcakes in Nashville is open MondaySaturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 1816 Broadway Suite A,Nashville, 615.342.0140 9077 Poplar Ave., Germantown, 901.866. CAKE 11665 Parkside Dr., Knoxville, 865.675.CAKE

Puffy Muffin FiddleCakes Nashville’s neighborhood bakery, café and coffeehouse has two locations. The original FiddleCakes occupies a cozy 1920’s bungalow with rocking chairs on the front porch and picnic tables in the front yard. The second location opened earlier this year with more of a coffeehouse vibe. Both feature a similar menu of signature cookies with flavors like pumpkin chocolate chip, triple chocolate chip and peanut butter chocolate chip, along with various vegan and gluten-free options. Owners Tasha Ross and Lindsay Beckner work hard to accommodate requests and realize that everyone has different likes and tastes. FiddleCakes on 8th Ave. is open MondayFriday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and Sunday 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Hours for the 10th Ave. location are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 2206 8th Ave. S, Nashville, 615.457.2127 300A 10th Ave. S, Nashville, 615.214.4992 BRENTWOOD Puffy Muffin Family owned and operated for almost 25 years, the Puffy Muffin dishes up sweet treats to locals and tourists in the heart of Brentwood. Though customers flock in for the restaurant’s breakfast and lunch offerings, signature desserts from the bakery

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foodDININGout like Boston cream pie and Jackson pie are truly delectable. Everything is made from scratch daily. “We do it the old fashioned way, all real ingredients, no added preservatives,” says COO Jason Burns. Puffy Muffin has true Southern charm − customers feel welcome right when they walk in the door. If you don’t have much time, stop by the satellite location that focuses more on takeout orders with a limited menu. The satellite shop is open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and the original Puffy Muffin is open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 229 Franklin Rd., Brentwood, 615.373.2714 91 Seaboard Ln., Brentwood, 615.309.0703

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PIGEON FORGE The Old Mill Candy Kitchen The Old Mill Candy Kitchen opened nearly 10 years ago at the historic landmark in Pigeon Forge. The Old Mill is a unique destination with seven stores and two restaurants; and the sweet treats from the Candy Kitchen are sure to please every local and tourist. The Old Mill Candy Kitchen offers an array of candies including their popular handmade fudge, peanut brittle and taffy; all made from time-honored recipes and even cooked in antique copper kettles to keep with the store’s nostalgic theme. The Old Mill Candy Kitchen is open MondayThursday 9:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 175 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, 865.453.7516

The Old Mill Candy Kitchen

Muddy's Bake Shop Ganache Desserts

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Wildflower Bake Shop and Boutique The Sweetest Batch Cupcakery

MURFREESBORO Ganache Desserts Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Ganache Desserts in Murfreesboro offers delicious homemade treats such as cakes, cookies, tarts, pies and cupcakes. Baking was always a hobby for owner Pam Rieben, so when the time was right, she turned her hobby into a successful business. At the bakery, everything is made from scratch; “we use no mixes, no premade products, just real butter, eggs, Belgian chocolate, fresh fruits and nuts,” says Rieben. The most popular items are oatmeal raisin cookies, sugar cookies, apricot almond streusel squares, caramel pecan squares and cheesecake swirl brownies. Ganache Desserts is an upscale bakery offering a place for customers to meet with friends for dessert and coffee. It is open Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 1103 NW Broad St. Suite B, Murfreesboro, 615.962.7150 SEVIERVILLE Wildflower Bake Shop and Boutique Located in Pigeon Forge, Wildflower Bake Shop and Boutique specializes in baked goods and locally handmade crafts for customers to purchase. It’s truly a one stop shop for gifts and sweet treats. Patrons love the cakes and cupcakes, but the bakery also specializes in Danish pastries, cheesecakes and homemade artisan breads and fresh doughnuts are made every Friday and Saturday morning. Wildflower Bake Shop and Boutique strives to make a warm and welcoming atmosphere which is easy to do when the smell of baked goods fills the air. They are open Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 1725 Waldens Creek Rd. Ste. 102, Sevierville, 865.453.1200

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Text and photography by: Jane Gaither

f all the things that I imagined about my life when I was young, being the mother of three boys would have been the most far-fetched. I used to be such a “girly-girl” – painting my nails to match my perfectly coordinated pink-based wardrobe complete with matching hair bows. When I first married, I fluffed our little nest with coordinating fabrics and when our first baby came along I agonized over the nursery paint color so much that I insisted we paint over the offensive “butter cream” with a much more tasteful “magnolia.” If I had known the future was sending me three boys, I would have chosen “smudge” to coordinate with my current decorating motif called “distressed by boy.” When we renovated our kitchen I gazed longingly at white cabinets and bright French toile fabrics, sighed and chose taupe cabinets and a special brown wipeable fabric descriptively named “Kryptonite.” My boys blow through the house like dusty tumbleweeds spewing crumbs and dribbling Popsicles and the only pink items to be found in our home these days are the large wedges of watermelon that I insist must be eaten on the back patio ever since the boys incited a flash mob indoor watermelon seed spitting contest. As we say back home, “I likened to die” when I saw that mess. I find if you can’t beat them then join them. I’ve slept in a tent, held a snake, tried to ski, played golf (my bag has pink polka dots), helped with merit badges, pitched baseballs, learned wrestling holds and football plays and zip-lined. The Gaither Boys Non-Savage Household Behavior Rules are posted on the refrigerator, number two in large caps: “Put UP seat and AIM.” The number one rule right now is simply “Table Manners.” This rule is exhaustive and exhausting. Most meals I feel like Emily Post in overdrive: “Don’t wipe your fingers on the tablecloth, quit biting your fork, we don’t put our fingers in our milk, quit kicking your brother, close your mouth when chewing, use your napkin, THIS is a no-burping zone.” Each boy takes a turn setting the table for dinner and anyone uttering the phrase “yuck, I hate this” is automatically assigned dish washing duty. As distracting as their boorish manners are, I find they are slowly but surely learning some and as they are also broadening what they like to eat. Now that summer is here, I have invited watermelon back into the house with a cold soup recipe that has been an instant hit. More tearoom than tee time (but they don’t know that), I watch these three future men daintily slurp their soup knowing that little by little I am breaking them in for some charming girly-girls off in the not too distant future.

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Chilled Watermelon Soup with Tiny Olive Oil Croutons serves six 4 cups cubed, seeded ripe but firm watermelon – chilled 1 pound ripe, fleshy tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ cup diced celery ¼ cup fragrant extra virgin olive oil drizzle of balsamic vinegar fresh basil, slivered coarse salt and fresh ground pepper In food processor, puree the celery then add the watermelon, tomatoes, lemon juice and ¼ cup olive oil. Puree until smooth and frothy. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add more lemon juice if necessary. Ladle into pretty glasses, top with croutons and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and basil. Top with fresh croutons. Tiny Olive Oil Croutons (To make the bread easier to cut into cubes, freeze it for 20 minutes.) About 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 1/3 cup ¼ inch bread cubes Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat until the bread sizzles on contact. Add all the bread and cook until crunchy and golden brown, 1- 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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Summer Fiesta You don’t have to know the language to understand the appeal. A Mexican bash is casual, yet festive at the same time. Spice up your next dinner party with these tips from event expert and chef Georgia Smith.

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Roasted Jalapeno Tomato Salsa with Baked Goat Cheese Salsa Baked Goat Cheese

serves 4, prep 10 min, cook 20 min, adapted from Salsas That Cook 1/4 cup pine nuts or coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans 4 oz goat cheese, softened 3 oz cream cheese, softened 2 cups Roasted Jalapeño-Tomato Salsa see below or any other favorite salsa Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast the nuts on a baking sheet in the oven until lightly browned, about 7 minutes (the pine nuts will brown quicker than either of the others). In a bowl, thoroughly combine cheeses and nuts. Scoop it into the center of a baking dish, forming it into a flat disk. Pour salsa over and around cheese. Bake cheese mixture just to warm it all the way through, 10 to 15 minutes.

Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with dippers. You can make this quickly with any favorite salsa, but I think this salsa recipe has a really wonderful flavor. It is great served warm or cold and can be made in advance.

Roasted Jalapeño-Tomato Salsa

makes about 2 cups, prep 10 min, cook 30 min, adapted from Salsas That Cook 1 1/2 pounds plum or roma tomatoes (about 10 medium) 1 to 3 fresh jalapeño chiles (1 to 1 1/2 ounces), stemmed Half of a small white onion (2 ounces), sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1/3 cup water 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed 1 generous teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar Heat the broiler. Place whole tomatoes and jalapeños on a broiler pan or baking sheet.

Broil for about 6 minutes, until darkly roasted and even a bit blackened. Flip over the tomatoes and chiles and roast the other side for another 6 minutes or so. Allow to cool. Set the oven to 425 degrees. On a separate pan or baking sheet, combine the onions and garlic. Roast in the oven, stirring occasionally, until browned and soft, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Add jalapeños, onions, and garlic to a food processor and pulse to chop. Scoop out into a bowl. Add tomatoes to the processor and pulse to a rough puree. Pour tomatoes into the bowl with jalapeño mixture and stir. Add water if needed to thin. Stir in cilantro, salt, and vinegar. Taste and re-season if necessary. Three jalapeños in this recipe is HOT. If you can’t handle hot, slice the jalapeños open vertically and remove the seeds before roasting or reduce the amount of jalapeños all together.

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Tequila Lime Chicken 1/2 cup gold tequila 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3/4 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 boneless chicken breasts


2011 C hukkers for C harity Polo Match & Car Show benefiting

Rochelle Center and Saddle Up!

Painting (detail) by Lexie Armstrong

Join us for an afternooloon wiofth Hot International Pon Parade! Cool Classic Cars General Admission $10.00 • Child ren 10 and under Free Tailgating • Patrons’ Tent Schedule: 2:30 pm Gates Open • 3:00-4:30 pm Car Show 4:45 pm Opening Ceremonies • 5:00 pm Match Commences For more information: 615-794-11 50, ext. 32 or www.chukkersforcharity.net. Event Day Info: 615-390-4598


How To:


Set the Date: Pick a regular time that works for everyone and mark your calendar. Spend your time planning meals, not trying to find a date!

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Invite: Start with a small group and pick the right players: remember that having things in common generates lengthy dinner conversation, an important part to any gathering.

Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts and refrigerate overnight. Heat a grill with coals and brush the rack with oil to prevent the chicken from sticking. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade, sprinkle well with salt and pepper, and grill them skin-side down for about 5 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn the chicken and cook for another 10 minutes, until just cooked through. Remove from the grill to a plate. Cover tightly and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.


Be Creative: Try organizing your menus around themes and different types of cuisine. Remember that inspiration comes from all over. For instance, the bright, festive colors of the table cloth that inspired this dinner.


Sopapilla Cheesecake Dessert 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 (8 ounce) cans crescent roll dough 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup sliced almonds Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Beat the cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough, and use a rolling pin to shape the each piece into 9x13 inch rectangles. Press one piece into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the cheesecake. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar together with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the cheesecake along with the almonds. Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 45 minutes.


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ust when the summer sun is blazing, escape the heat by experiencing a taste of Parisian city life through the exquisite works of Jean-Louis Forain. The historic Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis will host the exhibit Jean-Louis Forain: La Comédie Parisienne from June 26-October 9, featuring over 130 works by this French Impressionist master. His works, influenced by famed Impressionist Edgar Degas, depict the bourgeoisie class of 1870’s Parisian city life with a touch of the artist’s own satirical flare. To kick off the exhibit on June 25 the Dixon will host La Fête Forain, an evening gala on the picturesque south lawn of the facility’s 17 acres of gardens. The evening will capture the glamour and pizazz of Paris with live music by Broadway star and Grammywinner Gary Morris and the Pat Patrick Orchestra, and tantalizing cuisine prepared by Memphis Master Chef Jose Gutierrez. The Dixon is the only venue in America featuring this exhibit, so it is a collection that can’t be missed! It includes works from museums around the world, such as Paris’ own Musee d’Orsay and the Southampton City Art Gallery in England. In addition to the Forain exhibit the Dixon is home to more than 2,000 other works, including French and American Impressionist paintings by renowned artists such as Monet, Degas, Renior, and Cassatt. The permanent collection is enjoyable for all ages and will be open for viewing during the Forain exhibit. Visitors can also take a stroll through the carefully designed 17 acres of gardens, landscaped in an English park style. So when the temperatures start to rise, visit the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, where there is something to be discovered for all ages. Whether you’d like to take a trip back in time to the glamorous city of Paris while dancing the night away, or spend an afternoon gazing at the mastery of Forain and other Impressionists, the Dixon is the only place where all of this is possible; making it an experience you won’t forget.

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Is there any particular seasonality to pursuing a construction-to-permanent financing option for your luxury home? If so, why? Black: This program is available at any time of year, but if you have a firm “start-date” in mind for construction, you will want to initiate the financing application at least 30 days in advance to ensure the funding is ready and available as soon as you are ready to break ground on your new luxury home. How can I help increase my chances of acquiring this loan? Black: If you are interested in this loan option, you can contact a First Tennessee Private Client Relationship Manager, who will request additional information to verify eligibility, such as a personal financial statement, income records and information required to complete an application. The dream home you’ve desired can now be built and brought to life with First Tennessee’s construction-to-permanent lending option. Why is now a good time to focus on construction-to-permanent financing? Black: Rates are still fairly low. Borrowers who complete construction in the next 12-18 months can certainly benefit from competitive pricing and convenience. How do I get started with the construction-topermanent financing process? Black: You can learn more about constructionto-permanent loans available through First Tennessee by contacting your Relationship Manager. If you are not currently a First Tennessee Private Client customer, you find out more about our Private Client Services at www.firsttennessee.com/Private-Client/ Home.

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1 48th Annual Quarter Horse Show Clay County Fairgrounds Celina 931.261.6198, dalehollowlake.org

2 Tracy Morgan Orpheum Theatre Downtown Memphis 800.982.2787, orpheum-memphis. com 2-4 Memphis Italian Festival Marquette Park 901.685.1378, memphisitalianfestival.com 3 Silent Auction for Harwood Center Memphis Botanic Garden Atrium memphisbotanicgarden.com 3 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Battle Ground Academy Franklin 615.341.7324, relayforlife.org/williamson 3-4 20th Annual Shannon Street Blues & Heritage Festival Courthouse Square Jackson 731.427.7573, downtownjackson. com 3-4 Artfusion: 5th Annual Visual, Performing & Culinary Arts Festival The Factory at Franklin Liberty Hall Franklin 615.428.3845, artfusion@artscouncilwc.com June 3-5 The Memphis Potters’ Guild Spring Show & Sale Memphis Botanic Garden 901.458.2354, memphisbotanicgarden.com 3-5 Blue Plum Festival Downtown Johnson City Johnson City 423.461.8000, blueplum.org 4-5 Heritage Foundation’s 36th Annual Town & Country Tour of Homes Franklin, See website for tour locations 615.591.8500, historicfranklin.com

6 Summer Supper and Concert Cheekwood Botanic Garden & Museum of Art Nashville 615.353.6978, hsmtn.org 7 Idina Menzel Nashville Symphony 615.687.6500, nashvillesymphony. org 7-11 Germantown Charity Horse Show 7745 Poplar Pike Germantown 901.543.5310, gchs.org 8 17th Annual Williamson Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament Vanderbilt Legends Club Franklin 615.435.5170, williamsonmedicalcenter.org 9-11 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore Grand Opening 901-RESTORE, MemphisReStore. com 9-12 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Manchester 931.728.7635, bonnaroo.com 9-12 CMA Music Festival LP Field and Riverfront Park Nashville 800.745.3000, cmaworld.com 10-18 Riverbend Festival Chattanooga Riverfront Chattanooga 423.756.2211, riverbendfestival.com 10-29 Main Street Live! Security Federal Savings Bank West Lawn 306 W. Main Street McMinnville 931.506.5335, mainstreetmcminnville.org 11 “A Taste of Country” Festival Downtown Courthouse Square Springfield 615.384.3800, robertsonchamber. org 11 Robertson County Master Gardners Plant Sale and Garden Tour Private gardens of five local residents

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11 Swan Ball Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum Nashville 615.352.1182, swanball.com

20 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Memorial Auditorium 399 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga 423.757.5156, landry_donna@mail. chattanooga.gov

12 -19 International FolkFest Festival Various Locations Murfreesboro 615.896.3559, appdancer@aol.com 14-19 STOMP Andrew Jackson Hall Nashville 615.782.4040, tpac.org 17 Annual Secret City Festival 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge 865.425.3610, secretcityfestival. com 17 & 18 Spanish Nights Summer Festival Schermerhorn Symphony Center Nashville 615.687.6500,Nashvillesymphony. org 17 - July 24 “Always...Patsy Cline” Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN 615.458.8715, ryman.com 18- July 3 Memphis Home Showcase See website for locations Bocage 901.725.8624, rivercityland.com 18 Potlikker Festival Broadway & Main Street Collinwood 931.722.3575, natcheztracetravel. com 18 Rose Mont Festival Historic Rose Mont 810 S. Water Avenue Gallatin 615.451.2331, historicrosemont. com

21 Summer Begins 23 - July 21 Bluegrass Nights Ryman Auditorium Nashville 615.458.8715, ryman.com 24 Morristown Main Street Festival Historic Downtown Morristown 423.581.3280, downtownmorristown.org 25-26 Prichard’s Sweet Lucy Tennessee State Championship BBQ Cook-Off Rotary Park Lawrenceburg 931.762.3399, selectlawrence.com 26 - October 9 Jean-Louis Forain: La Comedie Parisienne Dixon Gallery and Gardens Memphis 901.312.1252, dixon.org 27 2nd Annual Ladies Only Charity Golf Tournament Brentwood Country Club Brentwood bcctn.org Throughout June Pickin’ at the Park Fred Miller Park Morristown 423.586.0260, pickinatfredmillerpark.com Throughout June Regions Community Concerts Nashville Symphony See website for dates and locations 615.687.6500, nashvillesymphony. org

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t has often been noted that it is better to give than to receive. In the New York Times bestseller In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving, Memphis’ now widely-known Tuohy family shares their story of giving back which was made famous in the hit movie The Blind Side. While the book does reflect on the story imparted through the movie, it gives a more personal account as it is told through the voices of the family members themselves. One particularly interesting chapter of the book is narrated by Sandra Bullock, who plays the character of Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film. Bullock elaborates on her perception of Leigh Anne and gives insight about her personality. “…You don’t meet an energy like Leigh Anne’s ever,” she says. She also discusses the big-picture impact of this story, referring to the “profound effect” that this family will have. The book provides a peek into the lives and mindsets of the members of the family who felt compelled to give so much to a stranger, Michael Oher, who had so little in terms of resources and material things. Their philosophy on giving is thoroughly outlined in their own words. They refer to this notion of philanthropy as the “popcorn theory.” It is described as the idea that “you can’t help everyone. But you can try to help the hot ones who pop right up in front of your face.” Insightful quotes and family photos complete with explanatory captions are also included in the book, and truly bring the story to life. Readers are encouraged to become givers in their own communities. The overriding theme of the book is probably best summarized by its last sentence: “Give love and you will always get it back. That’s our story, that’s our message.” Both inspiring and entertaining, In A Heartbeat strives to bring out the giver in us all. For those particularly interested in this story, it should be noted that Michael Oher has also written a book about his rise from struggle to success entitled I Beat the Odds. 98 | At Home Tennessee • JUNE 2011