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A Renovated Gem A Mid-Century in Germantown Masterpiece Father’s Day Gift Guide Mother’s Day Gift Guide


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CONTENTS JUNE 2016

28 24 SPECIAL SECTION: FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE Celebrate Dad with these fabulous finds

28 HOME: A PERFECT BLENDING OF PERSONALITIES

Stephanie and Brent Singley enlisted Becca Gaines to create a home that suits their styles perfectly

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CONTENTS JUNE 2016

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F O R YO U 18 healthy you Healthy legs, treating varicose veins

22 beauty Products to keep Dad looking great 98 on a good note Southern Reins

HOME & DESIGN 26 at home with Rabbi Micah Greenstein

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40 design Outdoor living

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46 style marketplace Patio pieces 50 home trends A chat with Interior designer Alexandra Lauren

T R AV E L & C U L T U R E 54 getaway Blue Star Ranch 60 travel Belfast, Northern Ireland 68 social pages Mid South Happenings

79 arts Portrait artist Marc Shea

FOOD & DRINK 80 entertaining Father's Day Cookout

86 in the kitchen Grilled Chicken Salad

88 dining out Julles Posh Food Co. 92 happy hour Mississippi Mule

IN EVERY ISSUE

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JUNE 2016 • VOL. 15 NO. 3 PUBLISHER/ EDITORIAL DIRECTOR MARGARET MONGER | mmonger@athomemms.com

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INTERNS CONNOR BRAN, STEPHANIE GODFREY, MEGAN MURPHY

CONTRIBUTORS JENNIFER CHANDLER, MATT GOSSETT, RUTHIE HALL, FRANCES FOLSOM

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editor’s note

Photo by Hal Jaffe

What a creative, inspiring world we live in, and thanks to the Internet ideas are literally at our fingertips 24/7. One place in particular that has inspired me is Me & Mrs. Jones design and paint boutique. What a game changer the Annie Sloan brand chalk paint that they sell has been for me and my home, and I am sure for many of you readers, as well. For example, an old dresser can be transformed with a new color in a matter of hours, and kitchen cabinets can be re-painted in an afternoon thanks to this virtually odorless, easy to apply, quick drying paint. I recently transformed the parquet wood in my den into a beautiful, neutral striped pattern that instantly updated the room and made it unique. I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on that floor. Summer is the perfect time to flip through magazines or browse websites and let your imagination wander, then take something old and make it new again.

Lesley Harris Colvett Editor

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healthy you

Steps for

Healthy Legs

W

e've all been told in some form or another that it is normal for our legs to ache and get charley horses as we get older. Aches and pains, after all, are part of life and are often attributed to arthritis. Varicose veins, especially in young adults, are thought of as battle wounds inflicted by the work that we do, the price to pay for having had babies or the result of bad genes from our parents and grandparents. It turns out that these “truisms” aren’t really true after all. Painful legs and varicose veins that were once untreatable are actually signs of a very treatable underlying problem with veins in our legs called venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency can cause many symptoms. Some people have unsightly varicose veins, the knobby, twisty veins on the surface of the legs. Varicose veins can cause more than just dissatisfaction with a person's appearance; they can cause pain and swelling that worsen as the day goes on, especially in those who are on their feet a lot. Other people with venous insufficiency don't develop varicose veins 18 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016

TEXT BY DR. MICHAEL A. NELSON


477 Tennessee Street | Memphis | Offered at $2,135,000 Luxurious four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath custom built home overlooking the Mississippi River. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from every room of this three level South Bluffs home. Stunning interior features include: tall 10' ceilings, 5" Caribbean Pine floors, whole home audio/video, deluxe theater room, gourmet kitchen, and elevator. Designer finishes can be found throughout, and certainly no detail was left unattended in this perfect property. Third floor theater room boasts an entertaining kitchen and bar. Side grilling porch has full ventilation. This home, and the incredible view, is a must see!

JOSHUA SPOTTS | 901.361.4211 | 901.756.8900 josh@joshuaspotts.com | www.joshuaspotts.com


MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OVERLOOKING GUNITE POOL!

HEAVENLY BACKYARD WITH POOL, CABANA, & GARDENS!

BILLYE BRYAN

CHERYL LAMGHARI

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.335.1436

901.340.7560

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.754.0800 2370 CARTERS GROVE LANE ~ GERMANTOWN ~ Grand 5 bedroom, 5 full & 2 half bath estate with 8,000+/- sqft on 1.39 manicured acres. Generous master bedroom plus in-law suite downstairs. New luxury master bath w/oversize tiled shower & free-standing soaking tub. Spacious living & dining areas. New gourmet kitchen w/large serving island, breakfast room, & sunroom. Huge playroom has wet bar & pool table area. 3 car garage w/heated & cooled inside workshop. Gorgeous backyard with patios & pool!

babrealtor@aol.com www.billyebryan.com

Offered at $1,275,000

RESORT BACKYARD & AND HUGE ROOMS FOR EVERY ACTIVITY!

901.756.8100 2960 DEVONSHIRE COVE ~ GERMANTOWN ~ Amazing 6BR, 4.5BA home in Devonshire Gardens with beautifully appointed rooms & incredible details. Two bedrooms down, 4 fireplaces, plus tile, hardwood & concrete floors thru-out. Stunning kitchen has Wolfe commercial range, island, & huge breakfast bar. Awesome craft/workshop w/floor-toceiling cabinets, sink & fridge. Bonus & media rooms. Remarkable gunite pool with waterfall, outdoor grill & sitting area. Direct access to Johnson Park from backyard!

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.848.8256

OFFICE

901.372.3690

OFFICE

901.756.8100 cburns@crye-leike.com daveb001@live.com

Offered at $850,000

GATED 4 ACRE ESTATE WITH POND & ROOM FOR HORSES!

9920 MEMPHIS-ARLINGTON ROAD ~ LAKELAND ~ Fabulous French Country Estate located in the heart of Lakeland on 5 secluded acres. Exquisite attention to details! Impressive 2-story foyer, banquet-size dining room, 2-story great room with dramatic fireplace & built-ins, amazing kitchen, luxury master suite, & free form gunite pool with fountain. Come home every day to your own private oasis. Everything about this 5BR, 4 full & 2 half bath home is perfection! See the 3D virtual tour.

DIRECT

OFFICE

901.756.8100 11103 WEXFORD ROAD ~ EADS ~ Gated 4BR 5BA home on 5+/- fenced acres with saltwater pool. Completely renovated kitchen has stainless appliances, built-in refrigerator, & contrasting breakfast bar island overlooking keeping room with fireplace. Library has African Obeche wood shelving. Large rooms & tall ceilings thru-out, including luxury master suite. Recently added 3/4 car garage is heated/cooled with craft room & bonus room upstairs. Stocked pond has stone waterfall, plus private community lake!

QUINLEY DIRECT

901.481.2200

901.485.9555

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.754.0800

901.854.5050

Offered at $599,900

Offered at $699,000

DAN & MYRA

DIRECT

kpaul@crye-leike.com

hhogue@crye-leike.com www.hankhogue.com

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED, CUSTOM BUILT HOME ON 1.26 ACRES!

KAY PAUL

https://kaypaulhomes.crye-leike.com

Offered at $699,000

DIRECT

OFFICE

SPECTACULAR COVERED PORCH & GRILLING STATION!

barbara.fletcher@crye-leike.com jay.fletcher@crye-leike.com

901.870.3020

901.754.0800

Offered at $699,000

DIRECT

901.239.1368

HANK HOGUE

901.335.1436

babrealtor@aol.com www.billyebryan.com

JAY FLETCHER

NEARLY 5 ACRES PLUS POOL, POND, & PRIVATE LAKE!

BILLYE BRYAN

230 BRIER HILLS DRIVE ~ PIPERTON ~ Handsome 4BR/3.5BA home featuring white brick w/stone accents on 1.20 acres. Dazzling architectural details of millwork, granite & wood. Sprawling 1st level has 3 bedrooms & open living areas w/12' ceilings in study, dining & living rooms accented by columns, built-ins & limestone fireplace. Hearth room & gourmet kitchen of unsurpassed quality. Private master suite has fireplace, decked out bath & spacious closets. Low Fayette County taxes and Collierville school options.

Offered at $899,900

BARBARA FLETCHER

901.619.4222

10520 CENTURY GROVE COVE ~ EADS ~ This 5 bedroom, 5 full & 2 half bath home was totally renovated in 2013. Offers formal living & dining rooms, great room w/fireplace & wet bar, spacious granite kitchen w/ breakfast area overlooking gorgeous 4+acres w/pond. Master bedroom down has separate his & her bathrooms. 2nd master up has fireplace & luxury bath. Bonus/playroom & office upstairs. Separate In-law area with living room, bedroom & bath. Walk-out basement & covered back porch.

https://cheryl.crye-leike.com

FIVE BEDROOMS ON FIVE ACRES WITH POOL!

CAROLE ANN & DAVID BURNS

1349 S. RAINSONG COVE ~ CORDOVA ~ Over-the-top in value with exquisite molding, craftsmanship & care in construction! Remarkable 5BR/5BA home on 1.5+ acres of dramatically landscaped grounds. Beautiful inground pool & spa plus gazebo & outdoor grilling area. Impressive entry has 2 curved staircases & soaring ceiling. Library paneled office. Brick accent walls & flooring enhance the kitchen, breakfast, hearth room, & sunroom. Man Cave with bar. Luxury at its BEST!

clamghari@crye-leike.com

235 BRIER HILLS DRIVE ~ PIPERTON ~ Enter through the double iron doors for a delightful experience! Light & open foyer, dining room & great room with arched openings, high smooth ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors & custom iron railings for the curved staircase & balcony, fireplace, bookshelves & a view of well landscaped manicured yard. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths, media room, three & one half car garage plus covered front & rear porches. Call now for a private viewing!

mquinley@crye-leike.com

https://myraquinley.crye-leike.com

Offered at $599,500


OVERLOOKING 18TH GREEN & LAKE AT SOUTHWIND!

SPACIOUS BACKYARD WITH GAZEBO AND POOL!

WILLIAM MITCHELL

DAN & MYRA

QUINLEY DIRECT

DIRECT

901.481.2200

901.550.2891

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.754.0800 3484 WINDGARDEN COVE ~ SOUTHWIND ~ MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW IN SOUTHWIND! This gorgeous home features a light & open floor plan w/windows across the back overlooking the golf course, beautiful hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, living room w/fireplace, formal dining room, den w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/lots of cabinets, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths (master down w/his & her baths), 38x12 deck for tournament watching plus a 3 car garage. Call now for a private viewing!

mquinley@crye-leike.com

https://myraquinley.crye-leike.com

Offered at $584,500

INCREDIBLE SCREENED PORCH AND SALT WATER POOL!

901.794.9925 5017 LE CHATEAU COVE ~ MEMPHIS ~ Elegant 5BR 3.5BA estate located on 2.6 acres in a quite gated community. Unique architectural design offers an array of quality features. Stunning 2-story entry, hardwood floors & exotic den with exquisite marble flooring. Master suite has a large luxury bath & closets galore. Customized Theater Room with surround sound. Enjoy your summer in the pool & spacious backyard. Great price for an extraordinary home!

wmitchell@crye-leike.com

https://williammitchell.crye-leike.com

Offered at $560,000

SPARKLING GUNITE POOL READY FOR SUMMER FUN!

BARBARA PARKHURST & SUE TAYLOR

VICKI BLACKWELL DIRECT

BARBARA

901.335.1441

901.218.1952

OFFICE

SUE

901.521.9736

901.493.6492 6336 SHADY GROVE ROAD E. ~ MEMPHIS ~ Elegant 4BR 3.5BA home with top-of-theline upgrades! Kitchen by Brad Davidson: Incognito Cabinets & Custom Closets, Pozzi French doors & sink window, stainless double ovens, fridge, cookop w/pop-up vent, granite, & baking center. 2 master suites–upstairs has sitting room w/fireplace & spa bath. Bonus/ media room. Den has fireplace & French doors to AWESOME Screened Porch overlooking salt water pool & private yard. Security system has 4 cameras. PRIME LOCATION!

OFFICE

901.757.2500 staylor@crye-leike.com bparkhurst@crye-leike.com

Offered at $549,900

ELEGANT HOME WITH GOLF COURSE VIEWS!

6431 SHADOWOOD LANE ~ MEMPHIS ~ Beautiful Ben Duke Renovation in 2005. Gourmet Island Kitchen with Beautiful Stone Tops & Stainless Appliances. Spacious Open Den with Fireplace, Vaulted Ceiling & Cypress Beams. Beautiful Formal Living & Dining Rooms. Hardwood in Living Spaces. Fantastic Laundry Room Remodel! Luxury Master Bedroom Suite Down. Second Bedroom & Bath Down. Two Bedrooms, Bath & Bonus Room Upstairs. 4th Car Parking is a Lift. Come See It Today!

vblackwell@crye-leike.com

https://vickiblackwell.crye-leike.com

Offered at $539,900

HUGE BACKYARD & FOUR CAR GARAGE!

BILLYE BRYAN

LEAH MOONEY

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.335.1436

901.337.0351

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.754.0800 5025 WEDGEWOOD DRIVE ~ OLIVE BRANCH, MS ~ Magnificent home featuring 18 ft. ceilings in entry & great room with fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. 4 bedrooms (2 down), 4.5 baths, formal dining room, open kitchen with breakfast area, plus hearth room with fireplace. Back stairs lead to bonus room with wet bar and balcony overlook. Fantastic views of the 1.60 acre lot & Wedgewood golf course from the relaxing covered porch & extended patio area. Simply gorgeous!

babrealtor@aol.com www.billyebryan.com

Offered at $533,850

HISTORIC “ATHENIA” – CIRCA 1858

901.756.8900 2471 HALLE PARKWAY ~ COLLIERVILLE ~ Stunning home in the heart of Halle Plantation. Owners have taken immaculate care of this 4BR/3.5BA home & it shows. Soaring 2-story entry with gleaming hardwoods down, large open kitchen completely updated with granite & stainless appliances, plus updated baths. Huge master down has sitting room or nursery. Incredible storage with 4 attic accesses, walk-in closets, & custom cabinets in the FOUR car garage. Professionally landscaped.

Offered at $525,000

STUNNING 65 ACRE PROPERTY!

DICK LEIKE 901.486.2070

LEIGH GRAVES

901.756.8900

901.371.7460

DIRECT OFFICE

DIRECT

MARTY McCLATCHY

OFFICE

662.429.2442

DIRECT

330 E. SALEM AVENUE ~ HOLLY SPRINGS, MS ~ Unsurpassed in its pure classicism and wealth of ornamentation. This elegant home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, a grand entry hall with curved staircase and French Zuber wall coverings, intricate crown molding detail, Viking appliances in the kitchen, formal dining room with ornate plaster medallion, heart of pine floors, and fourteen foot ceilings. Beautifully landscaped two acre lot.

leah.mooney@crye-leike.com

901.652.7980 OFFICE

901.757.2500

dickleike@crye-leike.com mmcclatchy@crye-leike.com

Offered at $489,750

2140 RADER CREEK ~ SARAH, MS ~ Updated 4BR/4.5BA home has hardwood floors, family room with fireplace, formal living/dining, & sun porch. Eat-in kitchen has granite, smooth cooktop, double convection oven, & tile floor. Master bath has jetted tub, separate shower & double vanities. 2nd BR down has private bath. Large bonus & 2 bedrooms with private baths upstairs. 65 acres of rolling hills, pasture, & 2 ponds. Fenced for horses or cows. Cattle barn has electricity & running water. Breathtaking!

thegravesteam@gmail.com

https://leighgraves.crye-leike.com

Offered at $470,000


PRICED TO SELL & READY FOR NEW OWNERS!

TONS OF CUSTOM FEATURES ON A PRIVATE WOODED SETTING!

DENISE S. RICHARDSON

MARY JEFFREY

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.604.8371

901.870.4253

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.276.8800 1159 FALL SPRINGS ~ COLLIERVILLE ~ PRICE REDUCTION! Lots of space in this large 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a true formal dining room and media room. Lovely balconies inside overlooking the 2-story foyer, plus outside balcony and covered porch overlooking backyard. Divided his & her walk-in closets and vanities in the fabulous master bath. Brick fenced with iron gate, plus two-sided privacy located along a serene creek. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

denise@crye-leike.com

http://deniserich.crye-leike.com

Offered at $465,000

EXTREMELY ELEGANT ON A GORGEOUS WOODED SETTING!

901.754.0800 8925 S. DOE TRAIL COVE ~ CORDOVA ~ Extremely well maintained & custom built 4BR, 4.5BA home in The Gardens Of Riveredge. Gorgeous 2-story entry! HUGE kitchen has high-end Viking gas cooking, stainless appliances, & Sub-Zero fridge. Banquet sized dining room, downstairs study attached to master suite, very warm & inviting great room, & temperature controlled wine cellar! Three bedrooms plus bonus up. Very private backyard has deck to overlook the two acre lot.

CATHAY FLEMING

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.606.2000

901.734.9213

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.754.0800 pgoldstein@crye-leike.com

https://patgoldstein.crye-leike.com

Offered at $434,900

HARBOR TOWN BEAUTY READY FOR NEW OWNERS!

901.756.8100 5201 LE CHATEAU COVE ~ MEMPHIS ~ Absolutely lovely 5 bedroom (4BR+bonus), 3.5 bath custom built home situated on a treed 2.10 acre estate lot! Features nail-down hardwood floors, plantation shutters, formal living & dining. Spacious granite kitchen with island & built-in appliances opens to breakfast & hearth room with fireplace. Two Masters. Sitting Room/office located off downstairs Master. Irrigation front & back. Central vac. Large covered patio. New roof & all new aluminum gutters. NO CITY TAXES!

Offered at $410,000

BEVERLY MICHALEK

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.240.3912

901.240.4040

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.766.9004 hakin@crye-leike.com

https://helenakin.crye-leike.com

Offered at $369,000

GORGEOUS 4 ACRE ESTATE WITH ATTACHED MOTHER-IN-LAW WING!

901.854.5050 255 CARRYBACK COVE ~ FAYETTE COUNTY ~ PARADISE FOUND! Bring your horses! Enjoy the sunrise from your front wrap around porch, or star gaze from the serenity of your hot tub on the large, oversize back deck. 2-story Foyer welcomes you to this 4 bedroom home with formal Dining Room, Office, Updated Kitchen with beautiful granite & stainless steel appliances, front/rear staircase, and 3 Fireplaces! Oversize Master Bedroom has luxury bath. Property includes run-in & large versatile storage building.

DIRECT

DIRECT

OFFICE

Offered at $350,000

Offered at $364,900

901.237.6699 OFFICE

901.521.9736 vblackwell@crye-leike.com

http://beverlym.crye-leike.com

DEAN FOWLER

901.335.1441

https://vickiblackwell.crye-leike.com

bmichalek@crye-leike.com

TREMENDOUS CURB APPEAL! MOVE-IN READY!

VICKI BLACKWELL

5805 SOUTH MANOR COVE ~ OLIVE BRANCH, MS ~ 4 Acres in the Heart of Olive Branch with Mother-In-Law Wing Attached, but Separate. Attached 3 Car Garage plus Detached 20x20 Wired Workshop/Garage. Two Story Entry, Formal Dining, Eat-in Kitchen Overlooking Backyard. Giant Great Room with Cat Walk. Spacious Rooms, Soaring Ceilings, Covered Patio, Sparkling Above Ground Pool & Deck. Luxury Master Suite Down. Two Bedrooms, Bath, Bonus Room & Huge Expandable Upstairs.

cathay@crye-leike.com

https://cathayfleming.crye-leike.com

12 ACRE COUNTRY ESTATE ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM COLLIERVILLE!

HELEN AKIN

942 RIVER LANDING DRIVE ~ MEMPHIS ~ Awesome location in Harbor Town. Backs up to Harbor and common area/open space. Lots of privacy and outdoor spaces for you to enjoy. Lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with open floor plan, beautiful hardwood floors, granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, & living area with fireplace. One bedroom and one bath down. Extra Large Master Suite with double closets. All new Pella windows! Nice multilevel deck out back.

Offered at $449,000

TWO ACRE ESTATE WITH GATED ENTRANCE!

PAT GOLDSTEIN

1789 MILLER FARMS ROAD ~ GERMANTOWN ~ When you walk into the majestic 2-story entry & see the floating curved staircase, you’ll be wowed beyond belief! Huge rooms throughout with views of park-like grounds. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths + bonus room, sunroom, & office. Granite in kitchen & baths, high-end stainless appliances, hardwood & travertine tile floors. Tons of unique features! 3+ car garage. So warm & welcoming, you’ll want to make this your home!

mary_jffry@yahoo.com

https://maryj.crye-leike.com

901.260.4780 2918 COTTON BOLL COVE ~ GERMANTOWN ~ This fantastic 4BR/3.5BA home on a large corner lot has gorgeous curb appeal! 2-story great room has soaring ceilings, hardwood staircase w/wrought iron railings, & elevator! Granite kitchen has island, stainless appliances, 2 convection ovens, breakfast room, & hearth room with custom fireplace. Hardwood floors thru-out main level plus master bedroom. New carpet plus fresh paint inside & out. Quiet, well maintained Germantown neighborhood.

dean.fowler@crye-leike.com

Offered at $349,900


NEIGHBORHOOD PONDS, WALKING TRAILS, & COMMON AREA!

ANTEBELLUM HOME WITH GUEST COTTAGE!

TRACI MANSFIELD

MARTY McCLATCHY

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.604.1503

901.652.7980

OFFICE

OFFICE

662.349.5550 4836 BOBO PLACE ~ OLIVE BRANCH, MS ~ Beautiful 5BR/4.5BA home offering new carpet, fresh paint, wood floors, plus tile in bathrooms & kitchen. Smooth ceilings & lots of crown molding. Updated Kitchen has Jenn-Air downdraft cooktop. Surround sound in living room. Large game room for entertaining. Master bedroom has stained concrete floor & two-sided fireplace shared with master bath. Covered back porch with extended patio. 3-car garage. 3 year old roof. Desoto Central Schools.

traci.mansfield@crye-leike.com https://tracimansfield.crye-leike.com

Offered at $349,000

SPACIOUS 1.27 ACRES WITH LOTS OF UPDATES!

901.757.2500 315 E. COLLEGE AVENUE ~ HOLLY SPRINGS, MS ~ Colonsay Cottage, built 1839. Fabulous restoration of antebellum home.Architectural design by Doug Enoch. Main house has 2BR, 2BA, large foyer w/original brick wall center, formal LR w/fireplace, DR w/wood doors, family room, scullery, laundry room, luxury master bath w/double sinks, guest room & bath w/clawfoot tub, & basement. Geothermal heat & air. Guest cottage has exposed wood ceilings, 2BR, 2BA & detached storage. Great B&B potential.

mmcclatchy@crye-leike.com

https://martymcclatchy.crye-leike.com

Offered at $335,000

LOTS OF UPDATES AND STORAGE!

LORRAINE WILLIAMS

NANCY C. MOORE

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.550.1445

901.277.0478

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.372.3690 lorrainewilliams@crye-leike.com 4011 HADLEY DRIVE https://lorrainewilliams.crye-leike.com ~ BARTLETT ~ Elegant brick home perfectly placed on 1.27 acre corner lot featuring gorgeous 2-story hardwood entry, private home office with hardwood, Perfect two bedrooms down, two up with private baths and walk-in closets. Bonus Sunroom stepping out to brick lined patio, looking out at family tree house. Side two car garage plus detached two car garage. Large Bartlett Park for neighborhood. Offered at $335,000 Immaculate care! PARADE OF HOMES! MODEL HOME OPEN DAILY!

901.372.3690 4074 WALNUT GROVE ROAD ~ EAST MEMPHIS ~ Wonderful 5 bedroom, 3 bath, East Memphis home in Pidgeon Estates. Large rooms with soaring ceilings, hardwood and tile flooring throughout. Entire dual HVAC systems and appliances replaced within six years. Water heater less than one year old. Floored attic plus extra 14x13 storage room on the second floor. Expansive front lawn plus fenced backyard with large patio & covered porch. Don't let this one get away!

nancymoore@crye-leike.com

https://nancycmoore.crye-leike.com

Offered at $335,000

LOCATED ON 17TH HOLE OF GATED GOLF COURSE COMMUNITY!

MIKKI DUFFEY

JOSIE ROBINSON

DIRECT

DIRECT

901.301.6279

901.371.6868

OFFICE

OFFICE

901.756.8900 9713 WOODLAND BROOK LANE ~ CORDOVA ~ Brand new homes in The Lakes of Woodland Hills that back up to lake and jogging area! Gorgeous new floor plans featuring master plus 2nd bedroom down. Awesome open concept design with great room, breakfast room & huge kitchen combine to form one large living space. Upstairs, find 2 bedrooms, playroom, homework nook, plus Jack & Jill bath. Covered back porch with view. Quality, beauty and livability all wrapped into this brand new home! NO COUNTY TAXES!!!

mikki.duffey@crye-leike.com

https://mikkiduffey.crye-leike.com

Offered at $334,900

LIKE NEW HOME – BUILT JUST LAST YEAR!

8937 SWEET FLAG LOOP ~ SOUTHAVEN, MS ~ Move-in Ready! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in gated North Creek. Gorgeous 2-story entry with split staircase, gleaming hardwood floors, & arched doorways. 2-story great room has fireplaces showcases more arches & balcony. Spacious granite kitchen & hearth room with lots of natural light. Luxury master bedroom & bath. Large patio with two covered porches & balcony overlooking golf course and two ponds.

josie@crye-leike.com

https://josierobinson.crye-leike.com

Offered at $319,000

BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH LAKE!

VICKI BLACKWELL DIRECT

901.335.1441 OFFICE

901.521.9736 7457 ROSE GARDEN LANE ~ OLIVE BRANCH, MS ~ Gorgeous 5 bedroom, 3 bath floor plan with great flow. Vaulted great room with staircase. Lovely formal dining room. Gourmet eat-in kitchen opens to breakfast & hearth room with gas start, wood burning fireplace. Master plus 2nd bedroom down. Enlarged closets. Contemporary look & feel with modern lighting & fixtures. Tankless water heater. Upgraded insulation. Invisible fence. Extended patio & large wooded lot.

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but instead get tired legs, especially after a long day, and swollen, painful or discolored ankles. Some people experience charley horses and restless legs that keep them awake at night. With venous insufficiency, the internal veins that you can’t see get stretched out and can no longer overcome the forces of gravity. Blood begins to pool in the legs, causing the symptoms mentioned above. The good news is that venous insufficiency is easy to diagnose with a simple, doctor's office-based ultrasound and also easily treated in the office. Best of all, treatment is frequently covered by insurance. Venous insufficiency is treated with laser therapy called EVLT. A small needle is placed in the diseased vein and a laser that produces heat closes it and forces blood to be re-directed into the healthier veins in the leg. Pain control comes through a local topical anesthesia like a dentist would use. Some providers offer IV relaxing medicine; make sure to ask in advance if this is the case at the location you consider for treatment. The procedure takes only a few minutes and people are up and walking immediately afterwards, with mild bruising and achiness commonly experienced for a day or two after the procedure. The results are immediate and the relief the treatment brings is remarkable.

Dr. Michael A. Nelson is a vein disease expert and has performed thousands of EVLT procedures. Dr. Nelson provides these services at ProActive Heart & Vascular in Germantown.

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ather’s Day is fast approaching and time is ticking to find that perfect gift. Instead of the expected tie or set of cuff links, why not give Dad a different indulgence—grooming. Whether your father is a rugged guy or a dapper gentleman these essentials will insure him a little perfection when he pulls out the groom kit! Harry’s Razors: With quality craftsmanship, simple design and modern convenience this is the perfect razor! It’s affordable and can be purchased separately or through a variety of buying plans. With four-blade German engineering the heads don’t dull quickly and they also flex for a smooth, close shave. You can find and customize at www.harrys.com. Rosemary Mint Essential Oil Organic Soap:

The Bartlett Soap Company has one of my favorite body soaps. The handmade rosemary and peppermint essential oil bar is infused with shredded loofah for gentle exfoliation. The essential oils leave a clean scent and moisture to help keep Dad’s skin from the overdrying like typical soap causes. Available locally at Bartlett Soap Company locations or at Miss Cordelia’s in Harbor Town.

Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy:

Because hands have only a few sebaceous glands they tend to dry out due to weather and overwashing. Whether he works at a grimy job or spends all day dealing with paperwork Dad’s hands take a beating. Buckler`s Chapped Skin Remedy is heavy duty but non oily. It’s jam packed with nutrients such as chamomile, calendula, aloe juice and shea butter. I highly recommend it for hands, feet, elbows and areas prone to dryness. Find it at bucklersremedy.com. 22 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016


Jack Black Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturizer:

Used as a daily moisturizer for all skin types, it will give Dad’s skin a great non-oily feel. The lightweight moisture leaves skin looking fresh and healthy with a shine-free finish. Organic white tea and sea kelp deliver protection from free radicals and niacinamide helps to improve skin tone and texture. Available at getjackblack. com.

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If your dad is the bearded type this one is for him. Includes beard combs, brush, scissors, oil and mustache wax—every essential for your brawny man in one convenient kit. Tree Ranger products leave beard hair feeling nourished without weight or shine. Available through shop.nordstrom.com.

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Best Gifts for Dad 2016 Our Top Picks for Father's Day

Bellemonde Vegan Leather Tote Calico Mushroom $72.00 New Albany, MS

Leather Coaster Set Shirley Dawgs $62.99 Corinth, MS

Brackish Bow Tie Original Feather Bow Ties The Queen Bees $195.00 Jackson, TN Mens Ties by Robert Talbott and JZ Collection MLM Clothier $85 - $155 Tupelo, MS

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Man Cave Pillow A Southern Charm (inside The Gift Box Boutique) $22.00 Brighton, TN


Grill Light LED Spatula About the South $24.99 Tupelo, MS

Grill Light LED Tongs About the South $24.99 Tupelo, MS

Orca Chaser Team Cup Germantown Village Wine & Spirits $39.99 Germantown, TN

Ice Mule Cooler Urban Cottage $75.00 Jackson, TN

64 oz Yeti Rambler Blue olive $89.99 Hernando, MS

Oak bottle Aging Vessel $79.95 Charred Oak Aging Tumbler $39.95 Southern Avenue Company Germantown, TN

Hoover Sauce Dixie Pickers $49.99 Collierville and Memphis, TN

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Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein TEXT BY LESLEY HARRIS COLVETT PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN TERRY, FOREST HILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein, senior rabbi at Temple Israel, is a notable fixture in the Memphis community, inspiring others through faith and hard work. At Home Memphis & Mid South chatted with Rabbi Greenstein about his family, his life of service and his hopes for Memphis.

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here did you grow up and attend school?

As a rabbi’s kid, we moved from my Massachusetts birthplace to Ohio and then Jacksonville, Florida, where I graduated high school. I attended Cornell University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University before five years of rabbinical school in Jerusalem, Los Angeles and Cincinnati.

What led you to become a rabbi? To be with people at the most critical junctures in their lives is a privilege...to keep alive this precious faith family known as the Jewish people is an honor. I see Judaism and my rabbinic calling as a meaningful roadmap for the building of a better world.

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What has been your greatest honor to date? Serving as senior rabbi for Tennessee’s largest and oldest synagogue (Memphis’s Temple Israel) is the highest honor, but two others come to mind. In 2005, I was selected as preacher for Tennessee’s Major State Day at the Washington National Cathedral, and just a few months ago, I was elected to the National Board of Directors of the NAACP.

What has been your greatest achievement to date? By far, my greatest achievement was marrying Sheril Grassgreen of Montgomery, Alabama, and raising the three children who are always at the center of our lives, Cara (24), Jake (21) and Julia (17).


Favorite hobbies? Running marathons from Honolulu to Boston, playing tennis with Jake when he’s home from college, reading my oldest daughter’s blog Caramelized, and doting on Julia, our youngest.

Why Memphis? What do you enjoy most about living in the Mid South?

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first Judeo-Christian journey to Israel with senior pastors of large Mid South congregations, transcending racial and denominational lines. More importantly, whenever the religious voice of Memphis is needed to support public education, condemn violence or simply bring people together, we do that interfaith work as well as any city in America.

Favorite places to travel?

Memphis is a city with a soul. Within Memphis is the third poorest ZIP code in America, yet this city is still the second most charitable per capita in the nation. I know Memphians who could live anywhere but have chosen this city where one person, idea or cause can make a major difference in the lives of others.

The Ramon Crater in Israel for its history and serenity, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for its courageous and resilient people, and wherever out-of-town friends and family live.

What do you enjoy most about being a rabbi?

My hope for Temple Israel is to continue being a force for goodness not only for the Jewish community but for Memphis as a whole. My hope for Memphis is the cultivation of a new spirit of togetherness in addressing poverty, violence and access to quality education.

I love prayer and helping people, and sometimes marvel that I actually get paid for a life of service! I also enjoy stirring people to action instead of withdrawing from the problems and challenges God is waiting for us to address.

Please tell our readers more about your involvement with other faiths throughout the community. Memphis is a national model for interfaith relations, from the high-profile Calvary Lenten Series, which brings religious leaders together from across the faith spectrum, to other impactful interreligious dialogue gatherings with Christian, Muslim, Hindu and other faith leaders. I led the

What are your hopes for Temple Israel and the city of Memphis?

Temple Israel is one of the oldest and largest Jewish congregations in Tennessee. This Reform Jewish synagogue is located at 1376 E. Massey Road. For more information please visit: www.timemphis.org

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A Perfect Blending of Personalities When Stephanie and Brent Singley wanted to update the flow of their home, they turned to Becca Gaines for help. Text by Ruthie Hall | Photography by Steve Roberts

The Singleys' desire was to make the living room the focal point of their home activities. Before the renovation, that simply wasn’t possible; an awkward bar cut off the flow between the living room and kitchen. A cased opening was not only a distraction, it afforded visitors a view from the foyer into the laundry room—not always a pleasant sight. Since the living room was intended to be the functional center of the house, partly because it was larger and taller than any adjacent space, the Singleys decided to renovate. Gaines helped to transform the room into a cozier space, while avoiding the potential of too many focal points. She leveraged the various traffic patterns through the room by widening the opening 28 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016

into the kitchen. Eliminating the bar counter and replacing the old popcorn ceiling with painted wood planks helped to accomplish the more open feel of the room. Says Gaines, “The living room renovation portion of the Singleys’ home only took six weeks, but we enjoyed working our way around the house updating furnishings for about two years. We spent a few more weeks on minor renovations in their bonus room, and when Stephanie and Brent found out they were expecting baby Sage, our focus turned to creating a joyful space to celebrate her long-awaited arrival. Since then, Stephanie and I are always up to something around this house.”


The living room is full of one-of-a-kind treasures. A large antique armoire and sideboard mediate the scale of the high ceilings with the two smaller slip-covered loveseats that form a cozy central seating group. The loveseats and modern slipcovered wingback chairs are centered on the fireplace and a French armoire from the 1780s that secretly houses a large TV and lots of toddler toys.

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A non-traditional coffee table in the playroom is perfect for game night or Bible study. The homeowners and the designer made sure to keep many aspects of the house the same. That desire for continuity included one of Gaines’s favorite features, the brick floors in the sunroom. The bricks are as old as the home and have the character and look to prove it. Gaines explains, “One great design challenge we faced was figuring out how to maximize the usable space in the bonus room, with so many low, sloped ceilings. This project started with some small adjustments to the paint and trim work and ended with very carefully designed furniture pieces. The sectional was custom designed and built for this space, to fit snugly around the far half of the room, providing maximum seating and floor space for little ones to play. The TV is on a telescoping arm, to be viewed from anywhere in the room, and all TV equipment is hidden in a vented alcove behind a custom iron grate door.”

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home feature " The living room is full of one-of-a-kind treasures."

Gaines and the Singleys put much consideration into transforming the living room from an awkward, seldom-used space into a cozy and inviting environment. The room that has become a central gathering place for the busy family includes a unique seven-foot-tall clock face. The home exudes a perfect blend of the couple’s different personalities. Stephanie, who owns Bella Vita, The Back Room and Itty Bitty Bella, is drawn to things both natural and glamorous while Brent loves the outdoors and a refined rustic look. Gaines incorporated design elements that reflected both styles into each room, creating a unique ambiance that turns the house into a fun and comfortable living space.

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One of the most remarkable aspects of the renovation is the number of local artisans and craftsmen who played a part in it. Gaines commissioned a number of custom iron pieces, from lights to tables to stair railing, most of which are very simple and streamlined to balance the more traditional antiques and ornate elements. The antiques that grace every room are often used in new and unique ways. Most of the artwork throughout the home is by Emily Ozier.

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A guest bedroom headboard is made from an old Turkish rug. June 2016 • athomemms.com | 33


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An antique orange and turquoise brasserie table serves as a desk, paired with a silver splatter cowhide wingback.


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The nursery is adorned with a modern crystal chandelier and whimsical faux deer heads.

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Says Gaines, “This was an exciting project for me because I was able to collaborate with Stephanie, another creative business owner with an eye for great design. We both had ideas and resources to bring to the table, creating an authentic space with a lot of personality.” Brent, Stephanie and Sage Singley June 2016 • athomemms.com | 37


This “Life is a Bowl of Cherries” painting by Michael Whitlow was also featured in the California home that inspired this home's design.

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Outdoor living spaces have become the most popular part of the home over the past few years. Experts agree that time spent outdoors can enhance your quality of life, add value to your home and increase your options when it comes to entertaining and quality family time.

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At Home Memphis & Mid South magazine chatted with Mike Omar, owner of MorGreen Nursery and Landscape in Collierville, TN. Omar says that fire pits, including gas ones, are an asset in many homes around the Mid South. “Fire pits are used yearround, mainly October until April, and during the summer you can turn them into an interesting little vista for seating/ entertaining by building a top to cover the pit. Omar points out that it is important to invest in good outdoor furniture that will last for years and give homeowners peace of mind that they won’t have to replace it any time soon. MorGreen partners with Jack Wills Outdoor Living, a comfortable, high-quality outdoor furniture line based in Tulsa, OK. Another great item homeowners are enjoying in their outdoor living space is an evo grill. “The evo grill is like an outdoor Benihana where you can cook stir fry,” says Omar.

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This fire pit features a cobblestone seat wall.

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Designed for leisurely comfort long after the sun sets, Biscayne armchair has reversible cushions available in hundreds of fabrics. Ethan Allen $884 Memphis, TN 46 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016


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Outdoor Garden Pillow Terri Hannah Home Germantown, TN $45

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A Chat with Interior Designer Alexandra Lauren Text by Jordana White | Photography by Kristen Elizabeth Photography

Interior designer Alexandra Lauren knows clients want highimpact design, but they don’t always want to start from scratch when it comes to redecorating. She recently sat down with At Home Memphis & Mid South to share the design tips and secrets that helped her update client Ann-Marie Kelley’s Jackson, TN,

What was the overall objective for this home update? During my initial consultation I found that the house felt dark and dreary, despite its rich color scheme. It didn’t reflect my client’s sunshiny spirit. My goal with Ann-Marie, and all clients, was to lighten and refresh the overall design scheme while creating a home that’s true to the owner’s personality.

How can natural light freshen up your home? Window treatments make a HUGE difference. When I started redoing Ann-Marie’s living room, her windows had both blinds and draperies. We moved the living room draperies into the kitchen, letting us scrap those blinds, too. 50 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016

Blinds are easy and practical to use, but, even when fully open, they limit the amount of light that comes into a space. To me, they’re pretty much dust-collecting shelves that block your window. More often than not, they are heavy to lift and tend to have mishaps with lever mechanisms. Simply put: I am not a fan! When we took away the living room blinds, things immediately got brighter. Next, we added new rods that extended well above the window frame and custom draperies that ran 10 inches past each window edge, creating the illusion of wider, taller windows. In my opinion, decorative yet functional draperies are always the way to go: they allow a window to let in all of the natural light during the day but can still be drawn for privacy as needed.


When refreshing a home, what do you do with existing furnishings? You don't have to scrap all your furniture to make a high-impact transformation. Simple tweaks can change the look and feel of a room, meaning you can purchase fewer new items. In Ann-Marie’s home, I changed the hanging direction of existing artwork from horizontal to vertical, highlighting her ultra-high ceilings. We kept her existing console, adding two candle-shaped wall sconces for relaxation, visual symmetry and to help frame the artwork. Unfortunately, her rug wasn’t that big, which was a problem—an undersized rug makes a room feel smaller. We brought in a larger rug that pulled in hues from her artwork, amping them up a notch. We replaced a standard fan light fixture with a stylish two-tiered ceiling pendant, adding light and drawing attention to those tall ceilings. The result was a brighter room that, with minimal spending, felt endlessly more spacious.

What simple change can readers make to create a similarly impactful update? One of my favorite updates is swapping out basic master bathroom mirrors for elegant pairs packed with personality. You can completely transform a room with a signature piece that grabs your attention and upgrades the entire space’s style.

What is your number one rule for home design? The devil is in the details. Keeping a consistency throughout the home creates harmony and flow. I picked up the nail trim detail on Ann-Marie’s console and carried it through to her new kitchen barstools and her ceramic coffee table vases. The nail trim detailing, photography of running horses and a sculptural horse figurine added a hint of cowgirl swagger and style throughout the home.

Lauren's design career started in Hong Kong in 2003 where she designed dinnerware for Target, The Great Indoors and many other midtier retailers and department stores for export to North America, Europe and Australia. She recently relocated her Hong Kong, and Phoenix, AZ, based interior design and event styling studio to Jackson, TN. Together with her husband, Lauren opened a cut and sew facility to manufacture her Proudly Made in America ready-made drapery line (www.AlexandraLauren. com). She has been honored to work on a wide range of interior design commissions including both commercial and residential projects around the world. Alexandra Lauren Interiors is the recent recipient of the Best of Houzz 2016 Award for both design and customer service. June 2016 • athomemms.com | 51


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n North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains travelers can find any number of retreats for rest and relaxation. One offers a unique equine experience and a renewed sense of purpose. Located between Cashiers and Highlands, NC, is Blue Star Ranch. The ranch is the brainchild of Memphians Dr. Trish and Carl Ring. After a series of life-changing events, Trish, a therapist for over 20 years, was inspired to restore disparate land plots to create a haven for people seeking a return to nature and a refreshed meaning in their lives.

Blue Star and its unique RingLeaderTM Equine Coaching Program are the results of that inspiration. RingLeader Equine Coaching is an experience that gives clients a real, in-the-moment understanding of how they communicate, relate, feel and use their personal power. All of the work with horses is groundwork; no riding is involved. Each participant is paired with a horse to work inside a round pen, giving commands based on the coach’s instructions, then observing how their equine partner responds. The basic principle of the RingLeader program is that whatever happens in the pen is a “mirror” of what is happening somewhere else in the participant’s life. Coaches help guests alter their communication patterns until their horse responds properly. According to Christine Brouthers, director of marketing and 54 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016

Text by Megan Murphy, photography submitted by Blue Star Ranch programming at the ranch, “Trish had been to some equine coaching workshops and she felt drawn to do the work. She trained with a horse whisperer in California, recruited Ali Smallpage to design the equestrian program, and searched the Southeast for horses with lively but gentle personalities that would be good partners with clients in equine coaching.”


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“Trish had been to some equine coaching workshops and she felt drawn to do the work. She trained with a horse whisperer in California”

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Blue Star offers half- and full-day private RingLeader Equine Coaching sessions as well as group events on RingLeader Coaching Days, where up to four people take part in a five-hour experience that includes lunch and time for exploring the property.

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Themed, multi-day group workshops include Relax, Revive, Reset: Enjoy Your Teenage Daughter (June 15-16), Finding Space in Your Life for Yourself: A Retreat for Professional Women (July 11-13), Unleash Your Inner Super Power: A 3-Day Retreat on Creativity (August 1-3), and Stars, Shadows & Dreams: Embracing Your Archetypes of Change (September 26-28). Most sessions are geared toward ages 15 and up, but Blue Star staff can custom design programs to cater to younger participants. The ranch is open from May to October. Although there is no housing on site, the surrounding area boasts a variety of lodging options. Says Brouthers, “The Old Edwards Inn is a 10-minute drive from our front gate, and the Highlands-Cashiers area offers a wonderful, varied selection of lodging within a 15-mile radius in all directions.”

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A City Full of History BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY RICH IN HISTORY. THE SITE ON WHICH BELFAST WAS DEVELOPED DATES TO THE BRONZE AGE. THE CITY PROPER WAS FOUNDED IN THE 14TH CENTURY AND IS STILL SURROUNDED BY A 5,000-YEAR-OLD HENGE.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Text by Frances J. Folsom Photography courtesy of Discover Northern Ireland

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Dunluce Castle The city is a museum lover’s dream with a wide variety of galleries including Titanic Belfast, the Irish Linen Center and Lisburn Museum, the Ulster Museum at the Botanical Gardens filled with 15th-century art, and the Crumlin Road Gaol. As in other large cities, traffic in the center of Belfast is congested and parking is almost nonexistent. Walking and using the Translink public transportation system of buses and trains are the best ways to get around. The hop-on hop-off sightseeing trolleys are another convenient way for visitors to orient themselves to Belfast. From the Hilton Belfast, centrally located in the middle of the City Center, it’s only a short walk to City Hall, an ornate 19th-century edifice that stretches for blocks. Guides give daily free tours of the stunning interior. The exterior of the Titanic Belfast, designed to look like the bow of an approaching ship, is awe inspiring. Located on the dry dock where the Titanic was built, the museum’s galleries are stacked the same way the ship’s decks were. Standing in one of the galleries guests get a sensory perception of noises that would have come from the ill-fated liner’s engine room. Exhibits not only tell about the building of Titanic but also show what a boomtown Belfast was in the 19th century. Back then Harland and Wolff, the builders of the great ship, employed thousands of people. Belfast’s docks were the largest in Ireland with more than 6,000 men working them at any given time. The most extensive rope works factory in the world was here. Textile mills spinning flax for linen ran 12 hours a day six days a week. A train ride to nearby Lisburn provides stunning views of the valley along the Lagan River. The Irish Linen Center and Lisburn Museum is housed in a 17th-century market building. The exhibit “Flax to Fabric,” with several types of antique looms on display, shows the step-by-step process of linen making. A hundred years ago 180,000 pounds of linen were shipped yearly from Lisburn.

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travel Another part of Belfast’s history is the Troubles, the 30-year conflict between Republicans and Loyalists that plagued the city from 1968 to 1998. Nowadays bus, walking and taxi tours explore the West Belfast neighborhoods where much of the Troubles took place. The people and events of that time are memorialized in public murals. Despite the common misconception that Irish food is bland, the fare in Northern Ireland is more than boiled beef and potatoes. Chefs in Belfast have embraced the farm-to-table experience. Pubs, tea houses and restaurants around the city offer interesting and delicious menus. McHugh’s Bar and Restaurant, a neighborhood pub, serves incomparable fish and chips. George's of the Market, known for fabulous brunches, does not disappoint. One taste of the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon reveals why the restaurant was awarded Best Brunch in Belfast. Several bus touring companies offer day trips along the Causeway Coastal Route, but visitors eager to sightsee at their own pace should hire a car. This is the heart of Northern Ireland, the Glens of Antrim dotted with medieval villages. Carrickfergus is home to a stunning 12thcentury Norman castle, Kilroot, where Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels lived, as well as the magnificent gardens of Glenarm Castle, home to the Earls of Antrim for 400 years. Traveling the Causeway Coastal Route can be a full day trip or a side journey of several days. The village of Bushmills makes a good home base from which tourists can easily take the Translink Causeway Rambler to the Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Accommodations in Bushmills range from the large and luxurious Bushmills Inn to the cozy Lismar Bed & Breakfast to small self-catering houses such as Bushmills Thatched Cottage and the Village Cottage. At Carrick-A-Rede a rope bridge spanning the ocean between two cliffs bids visitors to overcome their fear of heights. Other destinations not to be missed include Ballintoy, where scenes from Game of Thrones have been filmed, and Portrush with its sandy beaches. June 2016 • athomemms.com | 63


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Duke of York Pub in Belfast

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Bushmills Distillery has been in operation since 1608 when King James I signed a grant allowing a distillery on this site. The whiskey is still made the same way it was in King James’ day, with water from the surrounding streams and Irish barley. Even though Bushmills is a working distillery, tours are given every day, at the end of which guests are offered a drop of Irish whiskey. The Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to 40,000 basalt polygonal columns and rolling green hills. Local legend claims that it was carved out by a giant named Finn McCool. Exhibits in the Visitors Centre reveal the real reason: cooling and shrinking of lava flows over 60 million years ago. The Visitors Centre itself is a thing of beauty rising from the earth and sloping with the hills. Its grass roof affords panoramic views of the Coastal Route. The terrain is rugged and varied with walking trails that the National Trust has graded from easy to challenging. With its 30-foot towers and stark ruins against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, Dunluce Castle is dramatic. Written records show the castle was built in 1513 by the MacQuillian family. As with many other castles in Northern Ireland, it was besieged, going back and forth between owners until the McDonnell clan claimed Dunluce. The family still owns the castle. For further information: Discover Northern Ireland www.discovernorthernireland.com 59 North Street Belfast BT1 1NB +44 (0)28 9023 1221

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Propcellar was the place to be in Memphis April 28-30 as some of the area’s most creative interior designers were featured at Art by Design, Memphis’ first designer showcase. During the fundraiser for ArtsMemphis interior designers created one-of-a-kind vignettes. A VIP Preview Dinner Thursday night kicked off the inaugural event, followed by a cocktail party on Friday evening. At the designer showcase, open all day Saturday, Artist Hunt Slonem visited with guests and signed copies of his books Bunnies and When Art Meets Design. Greg Baudoin served as the Art by Design chair, and IBERIABANK was the presenting sponsor.

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The 2016 Double Decker Arts Festival was held on Courthouse Square in Oxford, Mississippi, April 22-23. The weekend event included live music featuring everything from rock and roll to R&B, delectable food, and beautiful art.

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About 350 guests attended The Back Room, by Bella Vita grand opening in Cordova, TN. "Truthfully, I think I speak for all of us when I say that the grand opening really exceeded our wildest dreams. The night was the perfect way to debut The Back Room, and we're thrilled that we were able to do it while simultaneously giving back to a cause that's so close to our hearts.​ Overall, we're just so excited to be able to offer the Mid South a new, fresh way to furnish their homes, all while staying true to the one-of-a-kind identity that is so uniquely Bella Vita,” says Stephanie Singley, owner of The Back Room. To date, the Show of Support event has raised a total of $27,220 for the Regional One Health Foundation and Hospital Wing.

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An open house took place at Me & Mrs. Jones in Germantown as part of the West Street Art Walk on Thursday, May 12 at the Market Square Shopping Center. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, visited the shops and viewed local art on this beautiful evening. Jennifer Purnell, owner of September Nail Salon, came up with the Art Walk idea last year. Market Square Merchants held one in the fall, and based on its success decided to repeat the event this spring.

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More Than Words 17th Anniversary More Than Words in Germantown celebrated its 17th anniversary with a day full of giveaways and festivities. FM 100 personality Ron Olson held a live remote broadcast and showcased his artwork, and Mo’s Bows' Mozaiah Bridges was there with his fabulous bow ties. Memphis Mystery Machine performed live music in the gazebo and local artists showcased their work outside in a tent on the beautiful and sunny Saturday in May.


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A Portrait of the Portraitist: Marc Shea’s Nationally Acclaimed Realism

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Text by Connor Bran | Photography courtesy of Marc Shea

Marc Shea, a national award-winning artist, paints exquisite portraiture in a variety of formats, sizes and mediums. A Memphis native, Shea was an architectural designer for over a decade after receiving a degree from the University of Tennessee. Though he had always enjoyed making pencil drawings of houses and doing charcoal portraits, and had studied painting in Nashville and at the University of Memphis, a corporate layoff in 1990 provided Shea “an abrupt incentive” to become a full-time artist. “Fortunately,” he says, “I was at work on my first oil [painting] commission when the layoff struck, and if I could just get it finished up I’d be able to go on eating for a few more months. My client’s wife liked her paintings enough to offer to act as my agent, and she proved to be a wonder worker in those early years. I’ll always be grateful for her help. I’ve been at it ever since.” Since childhood, Shea has been fascinated with the versatile nature of faces—specifically their varying structures, expressions and emotions. Trying to capture a personality with something as basic as a drawing provides the artist an “irresistible challenge.” The drive to meet that challenge explains Shea’s aptitude for aesthetic realism; the ability to accurately express reality competently has always appealed to him more than any other artistic style.

Shea’s breathtaking portraits have garnered him national acclaim and the top spots at highly competitive juried contests. Shea was “stunned and thrilled” to be awarded the top prize in the National Portrait Competition in 1996; in 2006, he won first place in the Portrait Society of America’s Members-Only Competition. In regard to his aesthetic influences, Shea says, “Like a good many portraitists, I’ve long been dazzled by the technical skill of Gilded Age titans like Sargent, Boldini, Zorn—men who could toss off a painting as easily as the rest of us toss off a signature. Contemporary artists who’ve had a strong influence on me include John Sanden and Richard Schmid.” Shea is also influenced by the influx of younger artists on YouTube, whose stylistic verve and videos perpetually amaze him. Playing guitar, fishing and yard work occupy Shea’s free time away from the easel. The call to create, though, is strong. “There’s always drawing. Nothing like an hour of drawing to serve as a natural sedative for me,” he admits. While Shea’s award-winning, full-scale portraiture is his main line of work, the artist is hopeful that the market for quick, simple head studies in oil will continue to grow. “I like what I’m doing,” Shea reflects, “Immersing myself in a session of drawing or painting has a mesmerizing hold on me.”

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FATHER'S DAY COOKOUT

Text: Lesley Harris Colvett | Event Design: Gracie Leathers | Photography: Stephanie Godfrey

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The theme for this backyard party was a Father’s Day cookout. “I wanted to create a space that both men and women could enjoy equally and appreciate. I also wanted everyone to feel relaxed and just enjoy the beautiful summer evening,” says Leathers.

The Inspiration

The inspiration was the special men in the designer’s life. “We thought about what they like to do and how they like to spend their time. We incorporated items representing these things into the décor details...the shotgun shell napkin holders, coasters with logos of their favorite beers, florals placed in beer cans and growlers, and also a growler station with their favorite local beers,” she says.

Set the Scene

“I set the scene by creating different points of interest throughout the backyard. We set up the tables outside in an open green area next to the grill so guests could have a place to sit and mingle and relax without feeling crowded. I also placed a growler station and seating area with desserts toward the back of the yard to create another space where guests could enjoy something new apart from the main food and seating area,” Leathers says. According to Leathers, a cornhole game is a fun and easy way to keep the party going. She set up the game boards in the garage to create a space that did not interfere with the dining and seating areas.

Decor

Leathers tried to keep things casual and functional since it was a backyard cookout. However, she still wanted the decor to look clean, welcoming and inviting.”I tried to mix masculine and feminine pieces to keep things interesting for the guys but to also please the women at the same time. We did this by using neutral colors, placing florals and beer cans together, using shotgun shells against pretty plating, and by hanging twinkle lights (which we know every girl loves) right where all the grilling action was taking place,” she says.

Color Theme

Leathers says since the party was outside, she didn't have to add a lot of color. “With so much in bloom, I just stuck with natural linens and plating and also some very nice wooden chairs. I let nature do all the talking! I did love the colors Ashlye McCormick used for the floral arrangements. They were so pretty but not too frilly so they perfectly fit the theme of tying in male and female interests. I love how she used the artichokes!” Leathers adds.

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Menu

Grilled Sausage and Cheese Platter Grilled Pork Tenderloin Gus's Fried Chicken Pasta Salad Marinated Vegetables Assorted Cupcakes Cookies from Whimsy Cookie Company

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Leathers’ advice is to think of the guest of honor and what he enjoys. “I know my dad likes to get together with friends but he wants it to be easy and casual and relaxing. Think of what the person you are celebrating enjoys doing in his spare time and try to incorporate those things into the decor or food,” she recommends. “My dad loves local beer and grilling out so I incorporated those things into the party with the growler station, cookout theme and Wiseacre beer cans for floral vases. “Also think about how that person would want to feel during the event,” she continues. “Do they want to feel like they are the honored guest at a fancy party or would they rather just chill out and be more casual and relaxed? My dad is all about being low-key which is why we went with a laid-back yet pretty backyard party.”

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Gracie Leathers A Memphian and Ole Miss graduate, Leathers is a natural party planner. “I have always loved the company of others, and I feel I have sort of been the unofficial event planner among my friends and family for as long as I can remember. In our house growing up we had an open-door policy so friends and family were in and out all the time. I think that is why I now love hosting events and planning them, as well. gracieleathersevents@gmail.com Instagram: @gracieleathers Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/gracieleathers/

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Blue Cheese Excerpted from Simply Grilling by Jennifer Chandler PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN FOX BURKS FOOD STYLING BY JENNIFER CHANDLER

"This is my fun twist on chicken salad. Colorful and flavorful, it’s a one-dish meal that’s my go-to for when I need to make lunch for a group or to take on a summertime picnic." 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) 5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 6 Tbsp. Dijon mustard, divided 1 bunch (about 1 pound) asparagus, tough, woody ends snapped off and discarded 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion (1 small onion) 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper (1 small pepper) 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow bell pepper (1 small pepper) Vegetable oil, for grill grates Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or Gorgonzola cheese 86 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016


In a shallow nonreactive dish just large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer, stir together 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil and 4 Tbsp. of the mustard. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover, place in the refrigerator and marinate for 30 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the vegetables. Cut the asparagus into 2-inch pieces. Over high heat, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook until vibrant green and crisp tender, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Drain the asparagus and rinse with cold water to cool. Reserve. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 Tbsp. of the oil until a few droplets of water sizzle when carefully sprinkled in the pan. Add the onion, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Heat a clean grill to medium-high with the lid closed for 8 to 10 minutes. Lightly brush the grates with oil. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken on the grill. Close the lid and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in the middle, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain. Set aside to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, toss the chicken with the asparagus, red onion, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp. of oil and 2 Tbsp. mustard and toss to coat. Add the crumbled blue cheese and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Serves 4 to 6.

Do-ahead: This dish can be prepared and assembled the night before. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Julles Posh Food Co.

Memphis is a food lover’s town, with hundreds of restaurants of all kinds. With such a plethora of dining locales it might seem impossible to find one that truly stands out from any other place in the city.

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Julles Posh Food Co. is just such a place. Owner/Executive Chef Julliet Bhupesh says the restaurant’s menus are based on moderation. “We don’t believe in depriving your life of delicious flavors or making certain foods off limits, but instead focus on portion control, superb ingredients and balanced nutrition.” Though the focus at Julles is on health, the food is anything but bland. Everything is made on-site, from salads to entrees and desserts to cold-pressed juices. The varied menu includes interesting choices such as Salmon Shrimp Cakes, Chicken Shrimp Roulade with Saffron Curry Sauce, Quinoa Crusted Salmon with Amarillo Miso Sauce, Asian Vegetables and Quinoa, and Black Rice and Asparagus. Along with the variety of menu items, Julles offers several dining options including eating in at the cafe’s East Memphis location, carry-out and online ordering. Customers can customize meal plans by choosing from 14 lunch and dinner items. Plan options include three or five days of meals for one, a three- or five-day family plan (each serving a family of three) or a five-day dinner plan.

Chef Julliet Bhupesh and M.K. Bhupesh

The food comes delivered in 100% recyclable, microwave- and ovensafe containers and is delivered to Germantown, East Memphis, Collierville, Memphis and Cordova for a $5 fee. (Delivery outside these areas is available for a slightly higher fee.) Orders placed by Wednesday night are delivered on Sunday. Having worked in India and the U.K., Chef Julles brings new tastes and flavors to Memphis, her family’s adopted hometown. “Memphis is home to us, she says. “My husband and I have a seven-year-old daughter. And who doesn’t like home?”

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Julles Posh Food Co. is located at 6300 Poplar Ave., Suite 100. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Mississippi Mule

Recipe Courtesy of Smith in Corinth, Mississippi

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Cheers to this festive cocktail!

• 1.5 oz. of Cathead vodka Honeysuckle or Pecan vodka • 2 oz. of freshsqueezed lime juice • Ginger Beer

Sip a Blue Crossroads cocktail while listening to live music at Ground Zero and you’ll enjoy the ultimate Delta blues experience

Fill glass with ice, pour in the vodka and freshsqueezed lime juice and then fill the glass with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime and enjoy!

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SOURCES 18 | HEALTHY YOU Special thanks to – Dr.Michael A. Nelson, ProActive Heart & Vascular www.proactivehv.com 20 | BEAUTY Matt Gossett, About Face Artistry on Facebook. aboutface_87 on Instagram 26 | AT HOME WITH Special thanks to – Rabbi Micah Greenstein Timemphis.com 28| HOME Special thanks to – Stephanie and Brent Singley Special thanks to – Becca Gaines 45 | DESIGN Special thanks to – Mike Omar, MorGreen Nursery & Landscape 50 | HOME TRENDS Special thanks to – Interior Designer Alexandrea Lauren Jackson, TN 54 | GETAWAY Special thanks to – bluestarranch.com and trishring.com 60| TRAVEL discovernorthernireland.com 80 | ENTERTAINING Special thanks to – Gracie Leathers gracieleathersevents.com 92 | HAPPY HOUR smithcorinth.com 98 | ON A GOOD NOTE southernreins.org MAY 2016 issue, pages 40-43, pool by Mid South Pools

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TAKING THERAPY BY THE REINS

David and Head Instructor Sara Bryant

TEXT BY RUTHIE HALL PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMITTED BY SOUTHERN REINS

“Our goal is to focus on the abilities of our participants, and our hardworking team of therapy horses and ponies help them achieve, aspire and amaze.” Noelle and Candy

Imagine loving horses and wanting to learn as much as you can about them. Imagine having those desires but not being able to use conventional methods to do that. Combine a love for people with disabilities with a love for horses and you will find Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy. "Southern Reins is a place where miracles happen" says Jill Haag, executive director. "Our program focuses on the abilities of our participants and on the backs of our therapy horses and ponies, disabilities disappear and smiles are contagious. It is truly magical." Southern Reins was founded last July to serve disabled people in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Located on Panther Creek Ranch in Nesbit, MS, the facility includes a beautiful 12-stall barn, a lounge, an outdoor riding arena and lush pastures. Year-round activities include therapeutic riding and barn lessons in both group and individual formats. Soon, equine facilitated mental health treatment and hippotherapy (a physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement) will also be offered. Next month children ages five to 17 will fill the center during two week-long camps. Participants will enjoy mornings filled with barn lessons, riding lessons and crafts. Horses have an uncanny healing relationship with most people, as Kirby Floyd, chairman of Southern Reins, knows well. “A horse does something magical for a person’s soul. I have witnessed the healing power of the relationship with a horse again and again, and I want to share this program with others so they, too, may receive this wonderful gift," Floyd 98 | At Home Memphis & Mid South • June 2016

explains. “God uses animals to teach us great and valuable life lessons—if we will just take the time to listen.” Vice chairman Courtney Smith uses her special education degrees and her love and knowledge of horses to create programs for the center, which she describes as “a dream come true.” Smith shares her belief in the power of the relationship between horses and people with other ranch staffers who devote their lives to connecting horses with children in the Mid South. As with any therapeutic animal facility, the program at Southern Reins only works as well as the horses. With names like Otie, Teddy, Candy, Gwen, Izzy and Boomer the ranch’s equine staffers are an important factor in the program’s success. With such a hard-working group of people and wonderful horses, Southern Reins makes a huge impact for the greater good of the local community.

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