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>> editor’s note

A New Winter Weather Outlook Here we are, in the throes of January. It seems as though the leaves won’t grow back, and we’ll never again complain about the heat. I’m usually the first (and loudest) person to whine about the cold, and the winter seems an insurmountable stretch of time that curves into oblivion. But that’s just melodrama, and it is silly. Of course we (I) will survive the winter months. We did last year, and some of us (not me) even found some fun in the frigid polar vortex of 2014. Some of you headed out to play in the snow. Some of you tossed boiling water into the skies to watch it freeze instantly and blow away. Me? I sat inside and hugged the radiator, liberally applied moisturizer to all of my limbs and dreamed of being buried under a pile of electric blankets. That was last year. This year, having weathered the horror of a truly merciless winter, I’m going to try to make the best of the freezing temperatures. After all, the complaining only seems to make the cold that much more unbearable. Also, every time you open your mouth to whine, another lungful of cold air gets in. I’m going to take the advice of some of local experts on how to beat the winter blues (see p. 22). Next, as a longtime Paleo eater, I plan to spend the extra cold days trying new recipes for clean eating, all the while reminding myself of how eating well makes me feel good. For more on the popular Paleo diet, head to p. 42. Also this year, when the city is draped in pristine snow, I plan to bundle up and traverse this beautiful town. I will head around the corner from my home to visit several women-owned businesses, which we profile on p. 28, to show my support for our wonderful community. My hope is that by embracing the cold weather with an open mind, I might even come to enjoy it. After all, a setting as wonderful as Columbus elevates any experience, regardless of the weather. Best,

Jenny Elig

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Get Lippy

DIY lip balm is quick and easy Chapped lips might be a big bummer, but they seem to come with the winter territory, right? Wrong. Keep your lips soft and supple with garb2ART makeup company owner Dawn Andrews’ DIY routine: Use granulated sugar to scrub your lips when getting ready for bed. Then smooth regular coconut oil over your lips. If you’re really crafty, melt four parts coconut oil with one part beeswax and add flavor oil. Place in small pot and cool. “It makes an awesome lip balm,” Andrews said.

Just Can It!

Local brewery offers cooler sized-beverages

Columbus brewer 450 North Brewing Co. recently introduced its beer in cans, making it the first beer producer in the area to do so. Crack open one of the brewery’s four styles of beer, sold in four packs of 16-ounce tall boys. You’ll find the concoctions locally at the brewery at 8111 E. Road 450 N, Columbus, or any of the Columbus Cork Liquor locations,


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Treat Yourself Henry Social Club’s decadent desserts

After all the buzz surrounding Henry Social Club opening, you, like everyone else, were probably ecstatic to see the main menu. But don’t overlook the desserts, which are an inspired assortment of sweet treats. We adore Sophie’s Butterscotch Pudding with Candied Hazelnuts (second from top). Named after Henry owner Gethin Thomas’ daughter, this pretty little dish is presented in a sealed jar. The richly colored, caramel pudding is topped with whipped cream and sugared hazelnuts, as well as a mint leaf. $7, Henry Social Club, 423 Washington St., 812-799-1371.

Recommended Reading Book selections/reviews by Mary Clare Speckner, Bartholomew County Public Library director of adult programming.

“The Brilliant History of Color in Art” by Victoria Finlay

To compile her book, writer and journalist Victoria Finlay spent over a year researching and writing in conjunction with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Organized by paint and dye names through history, the book begins with black and ends with pixels. Indigo and cochineal and Prussian blue and mauve along with a host of other colors also are given their due in the book. Using a fantastic conversational style of writing, the author informs readers that were it not for Cleopatra, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. And the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne without Napoleon. One highlight of the book tells the story of the 1940 discovery of the Lascaux Cave in France by four teenage boys. Inside, they found artwork consisting mainly of animals painted in brown, red, yellow, black and white. Prior to bringing their teacher in on their find, the young capitalists charged admission for villagers to admire the paintings. Still alive today at 87, Simon Coencas, the youngest of the teens, was a Jewish refugee from Paris.

“Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind” by Sarah Wildman After the death of her physician grandfather, Karl, Sarah Wildman discovers a former patient file labeled Patients A-G among his things. However, rather than patient files, Wildman unearths love letters between her grandfather and a woman named Valy Scheftel that were written during World War II. Valy was not unknown to Wildman as she had once asked her grandmother about pictures of a woman in an old photo album, a question to which her grandmother replied: “She was your grandfather’s true love.” Karl and Valy had been medical school students in Vienna. Six months after the Nazis annexed Austria, Karl and some family members left for America. Valy, also Jewish, remained in Europe with her mother. Making use of the family history she already knew and the newly discovered letters, Wildman takes us on a journey of love and history as she attempts to track down Valy and other members of her grandfather’s family left behind. Valy’s letters described her growing desperation as her life — and those of the other German Jews — grew increasingly limited by Nazi decree. She begs her lover to locate funds so she can also come to the United States. Reviewers have praised this as a compelling, beautiful and surprising book.

De-Ice, Ice Baby When used as an ice melter, salt can damage concrete and dehydrate nearby landscape plants, says Kris Medic, interim county extension director, Purdue Cooperative Extension – Bartholomew County. Protect both your landscape and hardscape with an ice melter containing magnesium chloride, an environmentally friendly option for melting snow that acts quickly and leaves less residue. “Sprays are becoming more widely available and offer the least toxic options,” Medic said.

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Winter fun around Columbus

Catch some laughs at The Commons. See some classic films at YES and hear Columbus native Marja Harmon sing.

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Jan. 23 An evening of stand-up comedy with Phil Palisoul

Jan. 28 Movie Night: “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire”

Jan. 24 “Anatomy of a Murder”

Presented by Ivy Tech Foundation; admission includes a light dinner and cash bar by Simmons Winery/450 North Brewing Co. A 21-and-over event; casual attire suggested. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: The Commons, 300 Washington St. Cost: $45 per person in advance or $50 at the door; $80 per couple; $300 per table. Information: 812-374-5342,

This installation of the perennially popular series screens chronicles Harry Potter’s fourth year at Hogwarts Academy. The film is rated PG-13. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Location: The Bartholomew County Public Library’s Red Room, 536 Fifth St. Cost: Free; reservations required. Information: 812-379-1266,

Jan. 31 Comic Ron Reingold Part of YES Cinema’s ongoing comedy series. Time: 8 p.m. Location: YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St. Cost: $20. Information: 812-378-0377,

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Jan. 22 Loren and Mark Amazing guitarists return to the Harlequin Theatre, with special guests The McGuires. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Harlequin Theatre, Fair Oaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Cost: $15, advance, $18, at the door. Information: 812-343-4597,

Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 The Sounds of Summer: A Beach Boys Tribute Not just a concert but a revue, including more than 30 familiar Beach Boys songs that tell the story of America’s band. Time: 7 p.m. Jan 31; 3 p.m. Feb. 1. Location: Harlequin Theatre, Fair Oaks Mall, 2380 25th St. Cost: $15, advance $18, at the door. Tickets for all shows available at Viewpoint Books, the mall office or the Harlequin box office. Information: 812-343-4597, 8

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Feb. 6 First Fridays for Families: Pirate School Featuring stunt comedian Wacky Chad. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: Free. Location: The Commons, 300 Washington St. Information: 812-376-2539,

Film screens as part of YES Cinema’s Classic Film Series. This courtroom drama stars James Stewart and Lee Remick and had its first run in theaters in 1959. Time: 7:01 p.m. Location: 328 Jackson St. Cost: $5. Information: 812-378-0377,

Feb. 7 Hoagy and Cole Presented by the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic with the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Columbus North High School auditorium, 1400 25th St. Cost: $15 to $50. Information: 812-376-2638.

Feb. 15 “From Russia with Love” A Columbus Symphony Orchestra presentation of pieces by Russian composers. Time: 3:30 p.m. Location: Columbus North High School auditorium, 1400 25th St. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students; free for children 12 and younger. Information:

Feb. 20 The Langston Hughes Project To mark Black History Month, a suite of the famed black poet’s works presented in a multimedia performance of spoken word, a jazz quartet featuring Ron McCurdy and a slide presentation of Hughes’ era. Singer Marja Harmon also will perform. Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Commons, 300 Washington St. Cost: $25 for adults and $15 for students. Information: 812-764-6477.

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Each issue we ask women a different question. This month:

“How do you beat the winter blues?”

“I bundle up and soak it all in. I enjoy spending time in the snow with my kids and going skiing.” — Julie Hotz Brinksneader

“I don’t typically get the winter blues, but instead I embrace the winter by getting outdoors, enjoying the snow and sledding. Looking forward to the next season and enjoying all four helps, too.” — Nicole McCoy

“I beat the wintertime blues with a pair of Bean boots, my puffy vest and the hottest beverage possible. Winter is the secondbest season. Snow settings are stunning, fireplaces are magical and layering means I get to eat more holiday sweets. Embrace winter!” — Whitney Hartwell

“Why beat the winter blues when you can embrace them? I like my emotions as I do the seasons — changing. The winter blues is a chance to think about what truly makes you happy, which is most often a good book and hot chocolate.” — SaraBeth Drybread

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WINTER wonderland January paints the skies an uninspired gray, but your wardrobe need not be. You’ll find colorful picks in all kinds of clothes, from gold-dipped garments to twee prints that brighten any outfit. Story by Jenny Elig | Photos by Andrew Laker Modeled by Chelsea DeVillez

After the Gold Rush

Gold isn’t just for jewelry; this season features an infusion of warm metallics into your wardrobe. Candie’s dress, $58, Kohl’s; Simply Vera necklace $34

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Speak Your Mind

Messages aren’t just for T-shirts or cellphones. This winter wardrobe offerings are full of sweaters that share your thoughts. Dream sweater, $49.99, Loft; polka dot camisole, $24.99, Loft; Apt. 9 skirt, $36, Kohl’s 12

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Fair Isle Friend

Knitwear gives a nod to ’70s Aspen romps with plenty of intarsia prints. Worthington sweater, $36, JCPenney; Sonoma necklace, $28, Kohl’s; Princess Vera Wang skirt, $40, Kohl’s; Blowfish booties, $69, Famous Footwear.

Leather & Lace

Edgy fabrics such as leather get sweetened by filigree details. Leather accent dress, $109.99, Banana Republic; beaded headband, $19.99, Loft; Juicy Couture lattice shoes, $74.99, Kohl’s.

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London Calling

Cute prints give a nod to the sights of Europe. Big Ben print shirt, $49.99, Banana Republic; beaded necklace, $20, JCPenney; Jackson fit pants, $49.99, Banana Republic; leatherlook purse, $80, Banana Republic.


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In Search of Warmer Climes

OK, so most of us aren’t going to be able to go globe-trotting to escape the harsh reality of winter. But these fun finds hail from or are inspired by warm lands — and might just lift your mood.

The green of this stamped clay footed plate reminds us of the verdant swirl of leaves on a tree in May. Swirly Do plate by Columbusbased artisan Melissa Reardon, $45, Tri-State Artisans.

The weather in Albuquerque can dip a little low in the wintertime, but this piece, made of a gourd by Albuquerquebased artisan Sandy Simms, is lush and green enough to remind you of the return of summer. $200, Tri-State Artisans. Some species of lotus grow in such hot spots as the Canary Islands. Lotus flower candle holder, $7.99, TJ Maxx.


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Yes, Peru can get a little cold, but this summery scene harkens back to warmer days. Lucuma Designs 3-D art quilt from Peru, $950, Baker’s Fine Gifts.

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In Haiti, the monthly low for January is 74 degrees. Papier-mâché bowl from Haiti, $45, Baker’s Fine Gifts.

When you gaze upon this bright blue starfish sculpture, you’ll remember that these critters often make their habitat in tropical waters. Starfish sculpture, $16.99, TJ Maxx.

Marrakesh, home of filigree designs and lovely cushions, experiences a bit of a cold snap in January — landing at a warm-to-Midwesterners 64 degrees. Pillow, $16.99, TJ Maxx.

January in Zimbabwe yields plenty of rain, but it doesn’t dampen the color. Tiny Tims animal figurines from Zimbabwe. Spiral-horned antelope, $45. Insects, $9.50 each, Baker’s Fine Gifts. photos by andrew laker & CHET STRANGE 18

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2015 New Year MakeOver WINNER

Grandmother proves that love overcomes challenges

Every day, Mary Carmichael gets up and takes care of her granddaughter, Makenzi Burton. Whether it’s making breakfast for the 12-year-old, getting Makenzi dressed or driving her to school, Carmichael is helping her autistic granddaughter, of whom she has had guardianship for the past 10 years. This is just one of the many reasons why Mary Carmichael rocks. “Mary gets up early every morning to get Makenzi dressed and off to school — with great difficulty — while giving Makenzi a lot of love,” says Carmichael’s daughter, Shawna Gilley.

Born in Kentucky, Carmichael moved to Columbus with her family when she was 2 years old. She graduated from Columbus North High School. Early in her career, she worked as a waitress and sales associate. She also worked as a housekeeper at Holiday Inn, and she cleaned private homes. Carmichael took guardianship of Makenzi before her granddaughter’s diagnosis of autism. She knew that her granddaughter’s behavior was not typical. Makenzi was diagnosed at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis; since, Carmichael has seen that she has received the best care available to her, including visits with a child psychiatrist. Makenzi, Carmichael said, is “very hyper and has a high pain tolerance.” Caring for her granddaughter comes with its own risks for Carmichael, who has had her ribs fractured trying to subdue her grandchild during a tantrum. “My life revolves around being home and taking care of Makenzi,” she said. Caring for a special needs child has taught Carmichael patience, she said. She

has also learned that there are many special needs children in Indiana and wishes there were more programs in place to help autistic children. Carmichael credits Stacey Horner and Carrie O’Sullivan — both instructors in the Schmitt Elementary Life Skills Program — with aiding Makenzi’s learning progress. The relationship between Carmichael and her granddaughter is not without a tender side. “(The experience) also taught me to accept (Makenzi) as she is,” Carmichael said. “She curls up beside me when she falls asleep, and she also calls me ‘mom.’” Carmichael, who loves music, occasionally goes to the Moose Lodge to spend time with friends. She also enjoys watching “The Doctors” on television. She encourages people to say “hello” if they see her out and about. “I like to meet people and just talk to strangers,’” she said. “I’ve learned that some of them have problems like mine. I just like to talk to people.”

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he holiday decorations are packed away, and the warm glow of the season has been replaced by bleak, bland winter. Yes, January is here, and if you’re like roughly 10 million Americans, you’re feeling the pinch of wintertime blues. According to the American Psychiatric Association, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is more common in women than in men. Some say SAD is linked to a biochemical imbalance in the brain prompted by shorter daylight hours and a lack of sunlight in winter. Others credit the winter blues to the end of a season of celebration. And some say it’s simply too cold to be happy. But there are ways to combat low-grade winter blues, and they don’t include flying south for the winter. Focus on indulging your senses, and you might find your spirits lifting.

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“Scent is the sense that is most closely tied to memory,” says Matthew Jackson, hairstylist and owner of Columbus’ Parlour 424. “You might have scents that take you to a place where you are happy. Certain scents can really change your mood, your memory, your outlook.” Aromatherapy is thousands of years old, Jackson explains, and the ancient Greeks talked about an aromatic bath being a key to good health. To brighten your outlook in the wintertime, he suggests using scents such as peppermint, bergamot, rose, citrus and lavender. For a quick fix, he recommends Aveda’s Stress Fix roller ball, $24, or Aveda’s Blue Oil roller ball, $18, both sold at his salon.


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The colors your surround yourself with can be an important key to staying happy. Perk up your pucker with a lipstick pick-me-up in a bright jewel tone. “Red lipstick can be flattering with any skin tone,” says Kerry Emmert Stahl, Studio Shag salon co-owner and makeup artist. Think you can’t wear it? Yes, you can. It’s just a matter of knowing your undertone, Stahl explains. Look at the veins underneath your forearm. If they are mostly blue, you are cool. If they are mostly green, you are warm. Then match your lipstick to your skin. For example: If you have medium skin tone with a cool undertone, try a blue-based red. If you have a medium skin tone with a warm undertone, try an orange-red to bring out your warm complexion. And don’t forget the rest of your skin, Stahl says. “Exfoliate, moisturize and prime your skin before makeup application,” she said. “Your skin will look more polished, smooth and bright.”

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Most of us are not lucky enough to spend the winter months dozing on a tropical beach. Dawn Palmer, owner of Columbus’ A Thyme for All Seasonings, encourages cooks to infuse their recipes with the tastes of the tropics. Add citrus and orange zest to dishes or pick up some Caribbean spice blends that include cinnamon and nutmeg at her shop. “Orange is something that can lift your mood,” she says. You can also heat things up in the kitchen with A Thyme for All Seasonings’ 11 hot sauce offerings, some made with Jamaican Scotch bonnet peppers. Palmer suggests the mango hot sauce. “It’s exotic; it’s sunny; it’s something you normally don’t use,” she says.

In addition to exercising and eating right, Erin Brown, a Columbus-based licensed mental health counselor, encourages people to get outside during daylight hours to increase exposure to sunlight. Look at the cold season as a chance to break out of your comfort zone. “Use winter as an opportunity to try something new, maybe an activity you’ve been wanting to try,” Brown says. Take a hike through Brown County State Park or enjoy a brisk walk through Mill Race Park. “Take time to notice the beauty that’s around,” she says.


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“In the wintertime, people get a little sluggish, even in their workout,” says Tracy Brooks, a Columbus-based personal trainer. With clients struggling to stick to their regimen, Brooks will send text reminders to encourage her clients to power through the winter blues and through their cardio and strength-building routines. She urges people to find workout accountability partners and to schedule their workouts rather than leave them up to chance. “If you don’t schedule it, you’re not going to do it,” Brooks says.

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WOMEN in charge

Shop owners lend a feminine touch to small business corridor n any given weekday, take a drive on 16th Street and you might find it hard to get a parking spot. Columbus residents and visitors are flocking to the business corridor. The 16th Street/Home Avenue area offers a heavy concentration of locally owned businesses. Perhaps more notable is the fact that six of the nine area businesses are owned by women. The area’s status as a blossoming business corridor stands in contrast to the more modest scene some four years ago. When Rose Wright went searching for the perfect spot for her bakehouse, the area was rife with empty storefronts. Setting up shop there seemed a bit chancy. But Wright’s heart was set on the staid and solidlooking brick edifice at the corner of 16th and Home. “I immediately fell in love with the building,” Wright says. “We took a risk hoping one day someone would be able to refurbish the strip and more businesses would come in.” The chance paid off. Since then, other female-owned businesses have moved in, rounding out the district and making the area, truly, a great spot for women to do business. Although several admit location didn’t initially play much of a role in their decisions to move to the area, they’re excited to be a part of its revitalization.

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Rose Wright of Sweet Rose Bakehouse.

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A Rose By Any Other Name

Sweet Rose Bakehouse 1604 Home Ave. Rose Wright opened Sweet Rose Bakehouse in March 2011. The 57-year-old, who readily gives advice to other female entrepreneurs in the area, says, if given the opportunity, there’s nothing she would do differently. What does being a business owner mean to you? I feel proud we’ve been able to accomplish all we have. There’s a pride aspect to it and a feeling of giving back to my community. What’s the greatest lesson this experience has taught you? While it’s very challenging and hard work, it’s extremely gratifying. It just makes you feel so good at the end of the day. What are the keys to success? I would say having a supportive family, a hard-working staff, getting a good night’s sleep and taking good care of yourself. In the process of all the hard work that you go through, you can’t forget to take care of yourself and balance your life. What advice would you give to women about building their brand? Get opinions from trusted friends and family. Wait until you find the right name and logo. You can’t just settle. What tips would you offer for marketing one’s brand? My customers have been my best tool for marketing. If my customers decide to come back because they’re happy with their experience, then they will, in turn, bring their friends.

“We took a risk hoping one day that someone would be able to refurbish the strip and more businesses would come in.” —ROse wright


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Susan Schultz, left, and Kristen Smith of Faith in Love Photography.

You’ve Got to Have Faith

Faith in Love Photography | 1115 16th St. Kristen Smith, 40, and Susan Schultz, 65, describe their decision to open Faith in Love Photography in April as a “leap of faith.” The mother/daughter duo admits the experience has definitely been a learning curve.

Is there anything you would change? Schultz: We’ve made some mistakes, but nothing earthshattering. We’re constantly planning, thinking ahead and setting goals we are going to reach.

What does being a business owner mean to you? Smith: It means everything to me. It means freedom.

What would you say is the key to success? Schultz: Do what you love and don’t get discouraged by setbacks. Be resolved with what you do, and it’ll carry you through. Just persevere and success will come.

How would you describe the importance of setting realistic goals? Smith: I’ve always been a proponent of goal setting. If you don’t have a goal, you have nothing to work toward. You just can’t throw things up in the air and pick up a piece and say: “This is what I’m going to do today.”

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What words of wisdom would you offer other female entrepreneurs? Smith: There is a large community of us who will support each other. There are ways you can network, get involved in the community and get your name out there. JANUARY 2015 // she magazine


Having Her Cake and Eating It, Too Ashlynn Leigh Cakes 1109 16th St.

When 41-year-old Aubrey Smith opened her bakery, Ashlynn Leigh Cakes, in August, she discovered being a business owner can be overwhelming at times—but she says it’s definitely worth it. What does being a business owner mean to you? Some days, I’m like, “Wow!” I’ve always wanted my own bakery. It’s kind of surreal. It’s important to me that my girls know that whatever dream they have, they can accomplish it. Is there anything you would do differently? I look back and everything was like a baby step to get where I am. I wouldn’t do anything differently. I am meant to be here. What would be one piece of advice you would offer other women who want to launch a business? Get support from local organizations, like the Chamber of Commerce. I think as young women have a vision to open their own business one day, they should visit the chamber and see what it’s all about. What are the keys to success? Honestly, believing in yourself and having support from your family and other female entrepreneurs. Talk about your business. Talk about what you love to do, and that will get people in the door. What’s the greatest lesson this experience has taught you? It’s a combination of organization, patience and diversity.

Aubrey Smith of Ashlynn Leigh Cakes.

“It is important to me that my girls know that whatever dream they have, they can accomplish it.” —aubrey smith


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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Room with a Do Salon | 1608 Home Ave. Michelle Otto, 47, says she was drawn to the older homes and quaintness of the area while looking for a space to open her beauty salon, Room with a Do, in November 2006. What does being a business owner mean to you? You get to make your own choices and have flexibility for your family. What’s one piece of advice you have for other female entrepreneurs? I’m one of these people who believe in following your dreams. I think you need to have a realistic outlook and see if you can fill a need in the community. What are the keys to success? You have to be good at what you do and follow your dreams. Michelle Otto of Room with A Do Salon.

What’s the greatest lesson this experience has taught you? You can’t please everyone all the time, but you work hard to try to do that.

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Treva Lambert, owner of The Original Party Mart.

Party All the Time

The Original Party Mart | 1604 Home Ave. Treva Lambert and her husband, Dave, purchased The Original Party Mart four years ago. Lambert, 59, says going from having worked for the original owners for 10 years to being owner offered her the chance to restore a staple of the Columbus community. What does being a business owner mean to you? I turned a hobby I really enjoyed into a business. It’s a passion I have, and as a business owner I get to fulfill that passion. Are there any misconceptions you believe people have about female entrepreneurs? Some people don’t think women have the smarts to do it, but we do. We can do anything we set our minds to. 34

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How can women overcome that type of adversity? You have to be confident in what you’re talking about and what you’re doing. What’s the greatest lesson this experience has taught you? One thing I’ve learned is you do need help. Don’t do it by yourself. What is the key to success? We are kind of like bartenders. People go in and tell bartenders their life story, and we’ve heard lots of stories. So, take the time to listen to your customers.

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Shabby Sheep & Ewe | 1113 16th St. LuAnn Thomas says she didn’t realize what all goes into running a business when she opened her knit shop, Shabby Sheep & Ewe, in August 2013. Although the 55-year-old possessed a strong background in retail, she quickly found owning a business is a process of trial and error. What does being a business owner mean to you? It’s a tremendous responsibility, but I feel it’s such an honor to have my own business. Sometimes I have to pinch myself. What should women consider before opening a business? You have to be very passionate about what you’re doing. If you’re not, you’re either going to lose interest or get bored. Money is important, but being passionate and having good customer service are crucial. How important is networking when opening a business? I think it’s very important to talk to other people and get advice from others who have done it already and done it well. What’s the greatest lesson this experience has taught you? It’s amazing how much there is to opening a business. Take your time doing it. It isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. When I first did this, I thought, “I can do this by myself.” But it’s very difficult. What’s one piece of advice you have for other female entrepreneurs? Don’t go it alone. You need some support, whether it’s friends or family; you need people who can help you out when you’re in a pinch.

TOP: LuAnn Thomas, owner of Shabby Sheep & Ewe. BOTTOM: Colorful wools and finished projects line the yarn shop’s walls. JANUARY 2015 // she magazine



Powers, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic ex-

monic’s Cabaret at The Commons

ecutive director.

series, the Nugent-Custer Perfor-

The shows, which will feature minimal

mance Hall at The Commons will

accompaniment, offer performers the op-

become the backdrop for cozy musical perfor-

portunity to take a step away from standard

mances by different performers. The Cabaret

orchestral performances. The focus of these

is marked by smaller, intimate settings, one of

concerts, Powers explains, instead will remain

which already took place in January.

on the dynamic voices of the performers. For

The shows will continue in February and March, with the goal of showcasing world-

more information on the performances, visit

class talent in a different setting, says Margaret

By Jenny Elig Photos courtesy of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic


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Mandy Gonzales “Love All Ways.” This Broadway veteran is best known for her performances as Nina in “In the Heights” and Elphaba in “Wicked.” Time: 7:30 p.m. $50 – VIP (includes backstage post-Cabaret party); $30, preferred; $15, general admission.



Mandy Gonzales is a Broadway veteran.

Tony DeSare “Night Life.” DeSare brings his impressive performance pedigree — from little-known jazz clubs to Las Vegas headlining acts — to Columbus for his ode to night life, covering the classics as well as an original piece or two. $50 – VIP (includes backstage post-Cabaret party); $30, preferred; $15, general admission.

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DIY Nail Project

These manicures take your nails to the next level Nail art is a simple way to update your look with little commitment. Don’t like the final outcome? It comes right off with a bit of polish remover. Here are three easy manicures to master while you’re stuck in the house on a winter’s day. By Jenny Elig


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Simple Geometry

We used a red base coat, but if you so desire, you could skip the base color and color block using your unpolished nail as a base.

Step 1:

Step 2:

Apply two coats of a base color. Allow it to dry. We used a garb2ART Nail Garb shade. Mask off part of the nail at a diagonal using Scotch tape.

Apply a contrasting color on the exposed nail. We used lighter, metallic garb2ART Nail Garb shade. Gently pull off the tape; seal with a top coat, if desired.

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DIY Nail Project

Step 1: Turquoise and Gold

Apply a turquoise base color. We used a shade by Sinful Colors, available at Target. Allow it to dry.

Surprisingly elegant and incredibly easy, this blotting technique works well in many colors.

Step 2: Apply a gold nail polish to a crumpled plastic bag. We used Sally Hansen’s Color Foil in Gold. Lightly dab the plastic bag over the nail, applying the gold in an uneven pattern.

Step 3: Clean up sides, seal with top coat, if desired.


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Going Dotty

If you’ve admired super-cute polka dots on someone else’s nails, here’s how to get this adorable effect on your own.

Step 1:

Step 2:

Step 3:

Apply a base coat. We used Nail Garb’s black shade. Allow it to dry.

Dot a small amount of a contrasting color onto the head of a bobby pin. We used a Sinful Colors shade in white.

Gently dot the bobby pin onto the polished nails. Use any design you like or a variety of designs.

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Paleo Caveman Comfort Food ou’ve probably heard at least some of the buzz surrounding the Paleolithic diet. Some say it’s a life-changing diet, but what is it really? The diet’s name and philosophy were derived from a period of time 40,000 to 10,000 years ago, known as the Paleolithic Era. Adhering to a Paleolithic (Paleo) diet means meeting an exact ratio of calories when you eat. When subscribing to the diet, 40 percent of calories should come from carbs, 30 percent from proteins and 30 percent from fats. To do that, Paleo enthusiasts eat lean meats, vegetables, some fruits and good fats, and they avoid processed foods, grains, dairy, refined sugar, beans and alcohol. For Columbus-based chiropractor and Paleo follower Dr. Scott Taulman, Paleo eating is a way of life. When Taulman switched to a Paleo diet in 2005, he dropped 20 pounds. He occasionally cheats by eating cacao dark chocolate, but overall he says that sticking to Paleo has kept him lean and happy. And he feels his eating is in step with his ancestors’ habits. “When they look at our DNA, it’s relatively unchanged from the Paleolithic Era,” Taulman says. “(The Paleo diet) is literally the way we’ve eaten for thousands and thousands of years.” Here, some recipes to get you on the road to eating the Paleo way.

By Jenny Elig

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Provided by Elana Amsterdam, Serves 2-4 1 pound ground beef 1 large egg 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon coconut flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon baking soda Fat of choice (ghee, coconut oil, lard, etc.) for sautéing In a large bowl, combine ground beef, egg and shallot. Mix in tomato paste, mustard, coconut flour, salt, pepper and baking soda. Use a ¼-cup scoop to form meatballs. Heat fat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the meatballs in batches until cooked through and brown on all sides. Don’t crowd the pan. Serve with marinara sauce over spaghetti squash noodles or alone as finger food.

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PLANTAIN NACHOS Provided by Melissa Joulwan, Serves 2-4

Preheat oven to 350 F. Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Cut off both ends of the plantain, then with the tip of a sharp knife, make shallow slits lengthwise along the skin. Use your fingers to pry off the strips. With a mandoline slicer on its thinnest setting, slice the plantains into coins. Use two wooden spoons to toss the slices in a large bowl with the melted coconut oil. Use four coins to make each “tortilla.” Lay them flat on the baking sheet with edges slightly overlapping and sprinkle with salt. While they bake, the natural starches make them stick together. Bake for about 30 minutes until very crisp and beginning to brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with additional salt, if you’re feeling it. Meanwhile … Heat the coconut oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, about 2 minutes. Add onion and cook until softened, about 7 to 10 minutes. In a small bowl, mix the garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, cayenne and salt. Add to the onions and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Crumble the ground beef into the pan and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Push the meat to the side of the pan and drop in the tomato paste, frying until it darkens a bit, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken broth and vinegar; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes, until the liquid has reduced and thickened. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Pile the meat on top of the plantain chips and top with your favorite garnishes.


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Plantains: 2 green plantains 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted Taco Meat: 2 teaspoons coconut oil ½ medium onion, minced (about ½ cup) 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ teaspoon salt 1 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons tomato paste ½ cup chicken broth 2 teaspoons cider vinegar Garnish: minced scallions jalapeño slices diced avocado shredded lettuce chopped tomato fresh lime juice

PESTO MASHED POTATOES Provided by Paleo Leap, Serves 6

6 to 8 potatoes, peeled 2 tablespoons paleo cooking fat like coconut oil, butter or tallow 2 cloves garlic, minced A few splashes of heavy cream or coconut milk 4 to 6 tablespoons pesto Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste In a large saucepan, boil potatoes until soft. I always cube my potatoes prior to boiling because they cook faster and are easier to mash afterward. Once soft, strain the potatoes. In the same saucepan over a low heat, melt the cooking fat and add the minced garlic. Allow it to sit for a few moments in order for the flavors of the garlic to diffuse into the cooking fat. Place the potatoes back in the saucepan and begin to mash. Pour in the heavy cream or coconut milk as needed. Be sure not to add too much, as it is very easy to dilute the other flavors. Alternatively, you can also simply use more of your chosen cooking fat instead of cream or coconut milk; it’ll make for an even richer side dish. Once fully mashed, add the pesto. The amount will depend on how strong you would like the pesto flavor to be. Finally, season with salt and pepper to taste.


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Provided by Nell Stephenson, Serves 3-4 2 pounds ground lamb or chicken (grind it yourself if possible) 1 small yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon dried marjoram 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped 4 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 4 fresh mint leaves 4 large cabbage leaves (or butter lettuce, bibb lettuce or kale) 1 small tomato, chopped Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Saute meat in cast iron skillet over medium until done. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add onion and saute five minutes. Add garlic and saute one minute longer. Add rosemary and marjoram. Turn off heat, cover and let set a few minutes. Place meat back in skillet and stir. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, garlic, oil, lemon juice and mint in mini prep food processor. Serve meat in cabbage leaves, topped with cucumber mixture, chopped tomatoes and pepper, to taste.

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