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There is something about “blue water therapy” that clears your mind and restores your soul. As I sit back in my lounge chair, with a drink in my hand, by the pool on my first day at sea, I recall one of my favorite quotes by Helen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. This thought occurred as I looked over my itinerary for the next few days – Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. My life is normally very black or white. I go to bed at 9:00pm or 2:00am. I either eat too much or starve myself. I either work out or belly up to the bar. I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I’m not the devil. There are good and bad situations, and even though I’d love to undo some unhappy things in my past, I know they’ve brought me to the place I am now, which is a happy one. Speaking of happy, when FLAIR magazine and TANGLEZ HAIR STUDIO teamed up for the 2018 makeover, I had the pleasure of spending the day with an amazing woman who taught me many lessons on the beauty within. Make time to read her story in this issue. Thank you to our advertisers, who serve as a go-to for information. Thank you to each and every FLAIR reader, for the motivation and for taking the time to send your feedback. We hope you will enjoy reading FLAIR magazine in print or online.

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2 Publisher’s Prattle 5 Essence of...Katie Ellison 6 Katie Bouchard: Derby Princess & Fairy Godmother 8 Stories from the Square 10 Unconditional Love Unconditionally Lovely 12 Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Wedding Coordinator 13 Ask Gabby 14 Edible Landscaping...Why Not? 16 A Letter to Motherless Daughters 17 Cookin’ with Justin

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YOUR LAST AH HA MOMENT WAS: WHAT WOULD PEOPLE LEARN ABOUT YOU IF THEY LOOKED IN YOUR CLOSET:

That I like to organize. My clothes are in rainbow order!

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WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF:

How we were able to make lemonade out of the museum sinkhole.

WHAT QUOTE DO YOU TRY TO LIVE BY: Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. ~Anne Frank

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KatieBou ch ard: D erby Princess & Fai ry Godmoth er — By Ellen Danford

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Most college seniors are worried about applying to graduate programs or finding a job for after college, but Owensboro senior Katie Bouchard has a lot more on her mind than passing seamlessly into the next stage of life. Katie was recently crowned a Derby Princess and will attend over 70 events leading up to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, including the Fillies Ball, where she says a queen will be crowned. Beyond pure excitement, Katie said she is thrilled to be a part of the history of Louisville and a Derby ambassador. Katie has competed in pageants since she was 13, finding joy in gaining interview skills and meeting girls from all over the state of Kentucky, but now she is fulfilling a dream she has held for many years. In her minimal spare time, Katie is on the board of directors at Cinderella’s Closet, working hard to provide magical evenings for girls who cannot afford prom dresses. She is both a princess and a fairy godmother. Katie has learned persistence, poise, and the value of helping others through pageants. She professes to loving the sisterhood involved in pageants and how many bonds she gets to make with girls from across the state. Even though she has just received the unique honor of being a Derby Princess, she is continually moving forward; this summer she will compete for the honor of being Miss Kentucky. Katie relates that she has hoped to be Miss Kentucky since she was a child, and she has worked hard to get to a place where that dream can happen. She will represent Owensboro, Bowling Green, and herself well this summer, and no doubt her poise and kindness will speak for itself. Our very own princess and fairy godmother — all rolled into one — will definitely be shining.


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SQUARE — by Ellen Danford

Walking into Back Down South Boutique, the first thing I noticed was the color tastefully placed throughout the inviting shop. Soon thereafter, I was greeted by owner, Kristen Robinette, and the shop’s resident furry friend, Scout. The little Yorkie jumped right into my lap, inviting me to stay a little longer as I chatted with the insightful owner. While I was there, I witnessed fashion in the making, as Kristen helped customers pick out the right outfits and figure out what looks best on each person. Filled with advice and easy chatter, the tasteful shop became even better than when I first walked in. This gem, hiding on the Square, is the perfect place for a shopping trip or to grab some sage fashion advice. Further around the square sits the Love Art Store and Gallery. The shop is run by Bob and Ronna Love, a married couple comprised of two retired art teachers who wanted to continue sharing art with the world after they stopped teaching. Many pieces of art are local to Bowling Green and the state. Many pieces are made not only locally but by WKU grads and Bowling Green natives. Throughout the shop, you can find state spirit in the form of horses, renderings of the state shape, and small-scale models of storefronts on the Square. If you need to remember what is beautiful about Bowling Green or even Kentucky, the store will bring back that nostalgia and sense of how magnificent our surroundings are. Filled with little trinkets and creative scenes, the gallery and store provoked a new appreciation of art and the scenery of Bowling Green in me. As Spring comes to life around us, in the budding of trees and blooming flowers, it is a wonderful time to grow our own love of beautiful Bowling Green and the businesses and people who make up our Square.

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Ellen is a freshman at Western Kentucky University. She enjoys exploring Bowling Green, reading and playing in ensembles at the school. Though the future remains uncertain, she is excited to discover how it will unfold.


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n she narrowed it down to two colors e look at the names, as that’s how I as YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU TRY. The

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W h y Y ou • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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— By Blair Hanes Congratulations, you said yes! You are probably knee deep in bridal magazines, Google searches, and everyone’s opinion. You have assembled a team of bridesmaids who will help you. You will probably attend a bridal fair and b ecome completely overwhelmed with all the choices, vendors, and cost associated with a wedding. Typically, you find yourself checking the large boxes off first: date, venue, photographer, cake, and so on. You begin to feel confident in your decisions, and your sweet fiance is agreeing with most choices. Most brides-to-be tend to navigate towards the nearest newlywed to pick her brain for ideas and recommendations. Undoubtedly, you will face some tough decisions and maybe even some drama. This is when you will start to wonder if you should hire someone. You think how easy it would be to have someone call the florist to change your order. You wish you had a neutral party to settle down your nervous relatives. You think how nice it would be to have someone else stuff, address, and stamp those invitations. So why don’t you? Why don’t you hire someone?

Reason #1 You Shouldn’t Hire a Wedding Coordinator: COST

When you look over your budget, you assume hiring a coordinator is a luxury item since you can just do it yourself; however, most wedding coordinators have relationships with all the vendors you will be working with and might even be able to get you a discount that would more than make up for the cost of hiring them.

Reason #2 You Shouldn’t Hire a Wedding Coordinator: MY FAMILY IS GOING TO HELP

Family is one of the greatest gifts of all time. However, when you get married you are intertwining two families. You now have a whole new family with all new dynamics, opinions, and visions. Family is a delicate ecosystem that requires gentle words and actions.

Reason #3 You Shouldn’t Hire a Wedding Coordinator: MY BRIDESMAIDS AND I ARE GOING TO DECORATE EVERYTHING

The only thing that brides don’t consider is all the behind the scenes work that must be done. The day before your wedding should be spent getting your nails done, eating brunch with the girls, packing for the honeymoon, and running around picking up last minute items. With a coordinator, you can do all these fun things, and no one will miss out on the memories.

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E D IBLE LAND SCAPING... –— Yvonne McQuitty, The Plant Lady

What are you planting this year? How about planting something edible? Of course, many of you are avid gardeners and enjoy the usual herbs for your patio pots, like basil and thyme. Your tomato plants and peppers get planted in the vegetable garden, but have you ever thought about an edible landscape? More and more people are enjoying homegrown food for their families. The farmers markets are filling up with local growers to meet our need for better tasting, fresh produce. Inspired by this need, I see the beginnings of our backyards being converted from a 20’x30’ lawn into a tilled vegetable garden. Patio pots once filled with summer red flowering geraniums and vinca vine are now planted with fragrant and edible red flowering pineapple sage and the soft, fuzzy leaf of a trailing apple mint. Edibles are seasonal in nature with flowers, fruit, color, and foliage. Like any annual, you would plant in your containers or garden, but they’re edible! You don’t have to go full-fledged food to add edible to your landscape. I recommend to start small and simple. Just keep in mind, with a few exceptions, most edibles need full sun and good drainage. They also need rich soil. Edible landscaping is more than just planting plants you can eat. Good design is important. In any landscape design, strong lines and good textures with aesthetic sense still play a role in edible plant choices. Expect your trees and shrubs in the landscape to be your backbone for edibles. An old hedge can be under planted with fruit bearing shrubs like blueberries. Under trees, too. One of the best, low maintenance edible landscaping plants out there, blueberries have the most beautiful fall foliage and require very little care, but they do love moist humus soil. Define pathways with the foliage and fragrance of creeping thyme or peppermint. Consider planting the herbs rosemary or lavender as a hedge around a sunny patio. Add some chives to the old iris bed for some new interest. The toughness of these herbs can’t be beat, but the fact they can be used in the kitchen is a bonus when investing in your landscape. Early spring gardeners can plant cool weather loving crops like curly parsley and spinach as a backdrop to a border of strawberries. When summer starts, thornless blackberries and the yellow flowering tansy planted along a fence or property line will grow with little effort. Any type of peppers combined with oregano, cilantro, and marigolds will be striking! Purple kale planted along a curving sidewalk combined with your existing monkey grass will be a bold statement to welcome any guest to the front door. I remember as a child planting radishes under the private hedge behind the garden shed, and the climbing ability of cherry tomatoes was perfect tied to the chain-link fence. The sweet dangling fruit of a cherry tomato off an arbor covered in a clematis vine is a great combination. Planting an edible landscape can be one of the most rewarding garden chores you can do this year. The same design principles you apply when planting ornamental color to the landscape, you are now replacing them with edible plants that too have color. The enhancement is the same with economic benefits. You’ll be able to grow tasty treats that are as far away as your own backyard . . . or front if you’re brave enough. Happy gardening and bon appetit!

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Earthy MUSHROOM & SPINACH PASTA Joined with a delicious Strawberry-Lime Shrub Spritzer Featuring Stuarto’s Line of Olive Oils & Spices Nothing can beat the perfect recipe! In this series, Justin shares with you some of his favorite recipes to use with your Stuarto’s olive oils, balsamic vinegars, sea salts, spices and cane sugars.

• 10-12 oz. Angel Hair Pasta • 6-8 oz. Baby Portabella/Crimini Mushrooms, sliced • 2 Portabella Mushrooms, sliced/cubed • 2 cups of Fresh Spinach, loosely packed • 1 cup of Heavy Cream • 1 oz. Dry White Wine • 1.5 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard • 1 Lemon, juiced • 4 Tbsp. Stuarto’s White Truffle EVOO • 3 Tbsp. Ghee/Clarified Butter • 1 medium-large Shallot, sliced • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced • 1 tsp. Stuarto’s White Truffle Sea Salt • 1.5 tsp. Stuarto’s Applewood Smoked Pepper • 1.5 tsp. Oregano, ground • ½ tsp. Basil, ground

’ n i k o CoITH ustin J•••••••• w An Ancient Appetite

Written by Justin Cline, LMT, and Horton Stull, M.S.

An Ancient Appetite offers forty delicious everyday recipes that make your meals come to life with flavor and abundance. Each recipe features one or more items from an ancient pantry, such as Premium Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Premium Balsamic, Naturally Flavored Cane Sugar, Naturally Flavored Sea Salt, and Raw Honey. From Salads to Soups, Caprese to Cocktails, and a little Surf and Turf in between, An Ancient Appetite will satisfy the most ancient of appetites! Get your copy today! An Ancient Appetite my be purchased at your local Stuarto’s Olive Oil Company, at http://www.ancientawakening.org

Begin by cooking pasta in water, olive oil, and sea salt. While pasta is cooking, begin to make your sauce. To create sauce, on medium to high heat, add 1.5 Tbsp. ghee or clarified butter to your sauté pan. As the ghee/clarified butter begins to melt, add shallots and sauté for approx. 5 minutes or until carmelization begins to occur. Then add sliced Crimini mushrooms, garlic, truffle sea salt, dry herbs, and 2 Tbsp. of White Truffle EVOO. Cook 10-12 minutes on medium heat or until mushrooms reduce. Toss the sautéed mushroom mixture into a food processor or blender, add cream, 1 Tbsp. of White Truffle EVOO, lemon juice, ground mustard, and white wine; blend until smooth, creating an earthy sauce. In the same sauté pan, add the remaining ghee/clarified butter. On medium to high heat, begin to sauté Portabella mushroom pieces for 5-8 minutes. Reduce heat and add spinach and 1 Tbsp. of White Truffle EVOO. Allow spinach to wilt, cooking for an additional 5-8 minutes. While on medium heat, add sauce mixture to the mushroom and spinach sauté, mixing well. Before draining pasta, reserve 2 Tbsp. of the pasta water. Drain pasta and add it to the mushroom and spinach sauce. Add reserved pasta water and toss well. Allow pasta to simmer on low heat for a minimum of 5 minutes to allow the pasta and sauce to marry before serving. Top with Asiago or Romano cheese and a drizzle of your favorite olive oil. Enjoy!

Strawberry-Lime Shrub Spritzer • 1.5 Tbsp. Stuarto’s Strawberry Balsamic • 1.5 oz. Vodka or Gin, your choice

• Juice of 1/2 a Lime • Tonic Water or Lemon-Lime Soda, for spritzer

Fill cocktail shaker 3/4 full of ice. Pour in Strawberry Balsamic, vodka/gin, and lime juice. Shake well. Fill a highball or Tom Collins glass with ice. Pour mixture over ice and top with tonic water or lemon-lime soda. Garnish with fresh strawberries and lime. Bottoms up!

Bowling Green folks and neighbors, visit Stuarto’s in Buckhead Square - 760 Campbell Lane (270-904-5948) - Tuesday thru Sunday, and let the staff help you with what you need for these recipes!


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Meghan Markle It’s really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it’s small, it really can make an impact.

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With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility: to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings and then to inspire.

I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches. I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works.

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I dream pretty big but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world without question!

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I like it when a man puts thought into the kind of restaurant we’re going to. That doesn’t mean it needs to be fancy. Some of the best meals of my life have been having a taco on a street corner. While my life shifts from refugee camps to red carpets, I choose them both because these worlds can coexist. When I was 11, I saw this ad for dish soap powder that said, ‘Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.’ I was so angry. I couldn’t understand why it didn’t say men as well.

Put on a sweater and really great sneakers with a big scarf, and you’ll look so stylish. For me, they are an everyday essential.

French fries and vino are my vices. Throw on a black dress with black tights, cute booties, a great coat with a scarf over it: simple accessories. If you want to make a pop, a great red lip.


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