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Broadway+Thresher Rural. Urban. Inclusive.

Married Textiles - Amy and David Butler A Blue Christmas by Wade Rouse Party Styles by Ross Bennett Holiday Getaway Fashions A Vintage Christmas Alcoholidays! Issue 3, December2013/January2014

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius-- Pietro Aretino

photo by Raine Chism



j o urnal

e’ve had an amazing year, and it’s all because of our talented contributors, and you, our wonderful readers. David and I are very proud of this issue. We’re confident in our original content, introducing you to people either for the first time, or in a new way. Because this is our holiday issue, it was important for us to recognize Christmas, Hanukkah, and the New Year. Because of this, we’ve pushed back our publication release dates. Thank you for waiting an extra month to read this issue. Although we pushed back our release schedule, David and I hope you received a copy of our 2013 Gift Guide. We couldn’t be more pleased with this publication, our first print release, and we thank every artisan who generously agreed to share his or her products with us. Please be sure to check out a preview of the guide within this issue and visit our website to see its entirety. (And we must thank our Lifestyle Editor Nicole McGrew for her help – she is a B+T treasure and we appreciate her dedication everyday.) With this publication, we officially mark the one-year anniversary of Broadway+Thresher, the first milestone of many to come. It seems like just yesterday, David and I were brainstorming the creation of a new magazine that would chronicle the blurred lines between rural and urban living. We’re grateful for your overwhelming positive response and support. From our B+T family to yours, we wish you a joyous holiday season with family and friends. David+Andrew

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c ontents 4 ... journal 7 ... contributors 8 ... celebrate 13 ... food+drink 31 ... farm+garden 41 ... lifestyle 61 ... fashion 81 ... music+art 90 ... the intersection


26 ... alcoholidays! 42 ... married textiles 52 ... vintage christmas 64 ... party Styles 70 ... time to get away! 86 ... blue christmas: a short story by wade rouse

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c elebrate

a photo essay by Raine Chism

Gatherings of all kinds bring communities together and strenghten our bonds. Every month we’ll highlight celebrations and gatherings­—-from weddings to house parties--that allow people to come together, have discussions, and celebrate love and friendship.




top: gather items you already have on hand to a create beautiful, and functional, tablescape. bottom: mismatched china adds ease and whimsy to the table.


l et them ea t cake Amy Thayer

Chocolate spice cake 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon ginger ¾ cup milk 1/3 cup vegitable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9” round cake pans; set aside. 2. In a large mixing bowl stir together dry ingredients. Add milk, oil, and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer until just combined. Add eggs and beat until smooth, about 3-4minutes. Halve mixture by pouring into prepared pans. 3. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Top with chocolate ganache. Chocolate ganache: 12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped into small pieces 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons butter Place chocolate pieces in a large bowl. Heat heavy cream on medium high until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately pour cream over chocolate, add butter, and stir until completely mixed and glossy. Allow ganache to cool slightly before pouring over cakes as a glaze. The longer you allow the ganache to cool, the thicker it will set. When cakes have cooled slowly pour ganach over cake while spreading with a frosting knife to spill over and cover edges. Place in refridgerator to cool and set.


a lc ohol idays! Emily George | photos by Rita Finn


he Advent Calendar was a staple in my home during the holiday season as I was growing up. Every morning at breakfast my brother or I would take turns opening the window, reading the verse and enjoying the chocolate treat. Enjoy this holiday season with you and yours and the Broadway+Thresher version of an Advent Calendar that will offer a variety of beverage options from Classic to Signature Cocktails, wines, beers and non-alcoholic choices to get you to Christmas Day!

Dec ember 1 Egyptian Chamomile - Hubbard and Cravens They’ve scoured the globe to bring you the best teas and coffees. Check out their site! A B+T favorite is the organic Egyptian chamomile. The flavor is rich but floral, slightly sweet and perfectly delicious on its own, of course, a splash of Dewars Highlander Honey doesn’t hurt either.

Dec ember 2 Reboot 8 Juice Loosley inspired by another big tomato juice brand, but made at home and is a great way to pack in the veggies during the busy holiday season. -2 red bell peppers -2 apples -2 tomatoes -2 scallions -3 kale leaves -1 small handfull sunflower sprouts -1 lemon, peeled -1 lime, peeled -dashes of oregano and chili pepper for garnish. Wash and juice all fruits and vegetables, garnish with sprinkles of oregano and chili pepper and enjoy. If you’re feeling frisky, add a little gin and enjoy a healthy Red Snapper!

Dec ember 3 Bees Knees A B+T favorite! -2 ounces gin -1 ounce honey syrup -1 ounce lemon juice

irish coffee, see page 25

D ece m be r 5 Anything Bourbon Your choice, but we’re drinking bourbon today. Join us?

D ece m be r 6 Martini Give yourself a gift this holiday season and put the vermouth back in your martini! I like Dolin Vermouth for my martinis and prefer a 2:1 ratio to get a more balanced flavor. -2 ounce vodka or gin -1 ounce vermouth -1 dash orange bitters

Shake all with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Combine all indgredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir to chill. Strin into a chilled martini glass and garnish as desired.

Dec ember 4 Red Wine - Joel Gott ‘815’ Cabernet Sauvignon

D ece m be r 7 Local Coffee Shop Latte

Always look for wines that over deliver for their price point, and the Joel Gott family of wines do just that. Over the last few years JG wines have become more available at wine retailers and grovery stores, and usually priced below $20. The cabernet demonstrates beautifully rich flavors that would pair wonderfully with many winter-friendly dishes.

Pistacia Vera is a Columbus, Ohio German Village legend. When you drop down to the Village to enjoy the holiday lights, stop in for a caffeine boost and maybe one of their famous macarons. If you’re out and about early in the morning, their almond bearclaws are the things that dreams are made of.


fa rm+ga rden

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Ruth Coffey

a festi va l of meno rahs Ruth Coffey


hanukkah, the jewish fetival of lights, is celebrated from sundown of November 27 to December 5.

While traditional menorahs can be found in many stores, this year we are focusing on homespun and unique designs, pulling in elements of nature. Whether simple votives and wood, or a mix of evergreens, glass, tile and the beauty of nature, light up the candles and celebrate the season. Common Hanukkah prayer and blessing ‫םלועה ךלמ וניהול א ’ה התא ךורב‬, ‫םיסנ השעש‬ ‫הזה ןמזב םהה םימיב וניתובאל‬.‫‏‬ Transliteration: Barukh atah Adonai Eloheinu melekh ha’olam, she’asa nisim la’avoteinu ba’yamim ha’heim ba’z’man ha’ze. Translation: “Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, Who performed miracles for our ancestors in those days at this time...”


i n h i s own words : a n a nti qu e christm as Andrew Kohn | photos by David Gobeli


oo many of us have wonderful stories that need to be told. David and I were lucky enough to find one such story last winter, and we’re excited to share it with you. It was on a cold night that we met Mr. Dave Thomas at his home in central Pennsylvania. Inside, Dave houses one of the most extensive antique and vintage Christmas decoration collections in the nation. We were surrounded by treasures, collected over time, and displayed with care. After a detailed tour, we were able to sit down and learn more about Dave and his love for holiday decorations. In Dave’s words: I started collecting antiques when I was in the third grade. But it wasn’t until 2000, after I attended my first convention of The Golden Glow, that I started collecting Christmas memorabilia. The Golden Glow is a national organization of people who eat, drink and die Christmas! It’s a good place for beginner collectors to become acquainted with items as the members are always very willing to share their knowledge with others. Most people who collect Christmas stuff go back to their childhood days and the memories of times past. As with all antiques, you should buy what you like, buy the best you can afford, and at the price you can afford. A good place to start is visiting antique shows and malls. Also, Ebay is a great place to discover new items. Another source of inspiration is to buy the many magazines during the holiday season which feature decorated homes. You may find something that sparks your interest. During the holidays, I usually have one live tree decorated like the ones we had when I was young, with Shinny Brite balls, colored lights, bubble lights and tinsel. I also have a tree decorated with candy boxes— the kind that were given out at Sunday school—and two feather trees, and one will usually have a Christmas garden surrounding it. I collect items from all the holidays with Christmas being first, followed by Easter and Valentine’s Day. In fact, there have been times when you can find a Santa image in among a Valentine or on a milk glass Easter egg! I can’t say that I really have one favorite item in Broadway+thresherwinter2013.............53

holi day chao s! Amy Patterson


veryone needs a little chaos in their lives and that’s what inspired Ross Bennett’s new collection. It packs a punch—splashed with color, bold blacks, reds and white and paired with classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. You may recognize Ross Bennett from his appearance on NBC’s Fashion Star, or possibly from some of the many other endeavors he has been involved in, including an eight-week installment at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. For the 2012-13 season, he was chosen to design the ‘Circuit of The America’s’ Grid Girl uniforms and has been chosen again to continue that partnership. Ross studied at The University of Texas in Austin where he left with an amazing gift for dressmaking and a desire to help women feel beautiful and confident in what they wear. The Ross Bennett Collection was founded in 2008 by Ross and his wife, Erin Bennett, and is a labor of love between them. Over the past few years, Ross and Erin have opened themselves up to numerous business and design ventures including a budding partnership with Blue Avocado, launching the Ross Bennett luggage series, partnering with Maven Fly to design a fishing and clothing line specifically made for women. Ross and Erin currently live in Austin, Texas and provide clients with a classic, versatile sense of style that can be worn for decades. Ross is adamant about providing a personalized experience for each and every client, and believes clothing should be recognized like a piece of art, with each item having its own story.

Stylist:Amy Christine Patterson Photographer: Gregg Cestaro Models: Erica-Lynn Holly; Mitchell Johnson; Kendall Karczweski Makeup: Mandy Ray Hernandez Hair: Mel Martell Assistants: Rebecca Price and Sybille Sandford All clothing by Ross Bennett Jewelry: provided by Kendra Scott Special thanks to: Rebecca Price, Sybille Sanford and Candice Johnson

With all of this going on in his life, it’s no wonder his new collection was named Chaos and is both beautiful and versatile—appropriate for day and evenings. The Ross Bennett collection is a labor of love with one main goal in mind: to bring classic, custom tailoring back to modern, everyday life. Ross and his talented team are building together and they will create one of the next great American fashion empires. As Ross says, “Getting things done, one stitch at a time.” Find Ross Bennett online at Broadway+thresherwinter2013.............65

a hh, i t’s ti me to get away! styled by Ruth Coffey | photos by Rachel Joy Baransi


he leftovers have been packed away, the kids have already lost interest in their new toys and the chill of winter is creeping further into your bones.

Time to get away. Whether you’re heading to Miami, Mexico or Saint Tropez, Faherty Brand has you covered with high quality and great looking clothing and swimwear made from recycled polyester. Using two-thirds less energy and ninety percent less water than traditional fabric, Faherty Brand’s commitment to eco-friendliness is equal to their great style. Faherty Brand is online at Extended photo gallery for subscribers at

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