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It is said that “the only thing constant is change”…At The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst, we honor these changes, while celebrating the timeless moments that remain. What once was a factory floor buzzing with busy workers now lays the foundation for dancing feet and warm embraces. The brick walls that once hummed with industrious machines now sing with the sounds of music and laughter. The beams that supported the expansive roof over their head now hold nostalgic Edison bulbs and tales of old that have floated into the ether. For over a century, this building has held family values, precious memories, and the very food that fed our nation through good times and bad – Hurst’s Beans. And, every so often, one of those beans might just make its way through the beams above and land at your feet. Take it and tuck it tightly in the palm of your hand as a token of luck. Whether a strand of delicate pearls, classic timepiece, family recipe, or cherished photograph, heirlooms represent the precious memories and priceless stories passed down from generation to generation. Our passion at The Heirloom is to create those moments that will turn into timeless treasures–it’s our honor to share our families’ traditions and stories, and to play a role in creating them for our guests.

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Local, longstanding Indianapolis businesses N. K. Hurst Co. and Crystal Catering have partnered to elevate downtown Indy’s event scene. Debuting as The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst, the historic N. K. Hurst building has been restored and transformed from a functional warehouse into a magnificent event space with rustic charm. One of downtown’s newest event venues, it’s capable of hosting up to 600 guests for corporate functions, wedding receptions, galas and more. A family-owned building since 1947, The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst offers a sought-after, historic industrial aesthetic with luxurious comfort and modern amenities. Elements from the building’s original 1906 construction include brick walls, polished wood floors and exposed wood beams that create a warm and beautifully nostalgic ambiance. Located just south of Lucas Oil Stadium, The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst is conveniently situated in the heart of the city, near major hotels and convention venues, with 300 private parking spaces. The facility also boasts skyline views and an elegant outdoor terrace space.

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A grand opening event on April 27 showcased the facility and its stunning amenities, and was attended by numerous community leaders, members of the Bayt (Crystal Catering) and Hurst families, as well as representatives from longtime collaborative partners including Detail + Design, DJ Gabby Love, Markey’s Rental & Staging, AMS, Jessica Strickland Photography, Michael Durr Video, DL Lowry Salon, and Sophia’s Bridal and Tux. sl

The new venue is operated by Crystal Catering, which has served as the city’s premier catering and events company for more than 40 years. The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst is Crystal Catering’s newest full-service wedding and events venue, adding to their collection that includes The Indiana Roof Ballroom, Crane Bay Event Center, and The Willows. The Heirloom offers a prime urban location with turnkey, in-house amenities such as farm tables and cross-back wooden chairs, lounge furniture, large green rooms with bridal and groom suites, a house sound system, and more. Event planners, brides and wedding coordinators benefit from Crystal’s signature, full-service event management expertise that includes everything from personalized menu design and decor, to on-site event coordination.

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Maria Sasso and Garrett Chinni were married on February 12, 2022 in Indianapolis, at St. Luke Catholic Church, followed by a reception attended by 300 people at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. They first met in 2015, when they were both 19 years old; five years later, Garrett proposed in Brown County, Indiana. The couple were thrilled to be married in the church in which Maria had grown up, and they describe their reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom as “the best party either of us have ever witnessed, the best day of our lives.” Wedding favors


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were jars of jam from a farm that Maria worked on in Peoria, Illinois. The lively band Charlie’s Pocket kept everyone dancing throughout the evening. “They brought so much energy into the already magical space,” says Maria. A special touch at the reception was a mural created by family friend Molly Evans that featured wedding photos of all of their family and friends. Says Maria, “Not only was it a great backdrop for photos, but it was also a beautiful visual reminder of all the love we’re surrounded with in our lives.” sl 13

Carly Turner and Kyle Berry were married on September 18, 2021 in Indianapolis, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, followed by a ceremony at The Crane Bay Event Center. The day began with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents’ home, while Kyle and his groomsmen gathered in a beautiful suite at the Ironworks Hotel (courtesy of a very kind upgrade from hotel management, the groom notes gratefully). The weather that day was glorious, so the bride did a “first look” with her father in her parents’ backyard, followed by another with Kyle in the same spot. Then it was time for everyone to head to St. Paul’s, where the bride had grown up attending church, for the ceremony; afterwards, a party bus took everyone to the reception at Crane Bay. The evening began with a cocktail hour that flowed between the indoor and outdoor spaces, then guests moved to the main room for the party to begin. Carly recalls, “Crane Bay, Crystal Catering, and Detail & Design (specifically Gene Huddleson and Darcie Kornmeyer) absolutely knocked it out of the park–we had of course been to Crane Bay and were excited about the space, but even we were completely blown away with how they transformed it.”



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Following the couple’s first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley, and a speech by the bride’s father that had everyone in tears, it was time for the party to begin. Says Carly, “Food stations dotted around the room gave everyone a chance to mingle with each other and with us, which was a lot of fun–the prime rib carving station and mashed potato bar were highlights.” After dinner, the bride and groom had a father/daughter and mother/son dance. “At the end of each of these, we opened up the floor for all of the father/daughter pairs and mother/son pairs in the room to join us for the rest of the song,” adds Carly. “A highlight was my dad dancing with my Grandma, who was turning 96 the following day.”

The Endless Summer Band had everyone on the dance floor for the rest of the night, until Carly and Kyle concluded the evening with a private last dance (to “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith), giving them a chance to revel in the celebration’s final moments, before exiting through a corridor of guests holding sparklers–a magical end to a perfect day. sl Planning, Florals, everything in between - Detail & Design / Photography - Nathaniel Edmunds / Makeup - Annette Smith of Brows by Megan (@artistry_by_annette) / HairKathryn’s Bridal Bar / Music - Endless Summer Band / Dress - Blue House Bridal / Venue, Reception Catering - Crane Bay, Crystal Catering / Catering for all other events - Dori Calderon, Bluebakes / Cake - Classic Cakes / Videography - Eyenamics 15

Katie Edwards and Garrison Gudeman were married on October 9, 2022, with a ceremony and reception at The Heirloom at N. K. Hurst in Indianapolis. The two met unexpectedly at an intramural kickball game in Indianapolis two years before, experiencing love at first sight across the field while on differing teams. For the next two years, they worked on building a strong foundation and relationship, and on October 9th, surrounded by friends and family, they “officially joined the same team for life,” says Katie.

The ceremony was led by one of their uncles, and as part of the bride’s family traditions, both mothers lit a unity candle to signify the joining of the two families and lives. Katie’s father walked her down the aisle and they were both misty-eyed, but Katie recalls that all she could see was her favorite person smiling back at her at the end of the aisle.

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After a beautiful ceremony, the couple had a fun reception filled with thoughtful speeches from Garrison’s cousin and Katie’s sister and parents. Katie and Garrison danced to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz, leaving their guests thinking they had taken lessons. “Little did they know,” laughs Katie, “We just enjoy dancing in the kitchen and had fun making it up as we went.” However, Katie and her father surprised everyone when the slow song they were dancing to switched to a hip hop song Katie had performed as a child, choreographed by her mom. Their performance kicked off the open dance floor, and guests enjoyed dancing the night away with DJ Direct Scott Stars, followed by a late-night buffet of ice cream and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. sl 17

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Schreiner massive bib statement necklace with blue jelly cabochons and pink, green and purple jewels; sold at Ripley Auction for $3,750.

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The company has recently created an appraisal services division, designed to help clients determine the value of their items. Dave explains, “We appraise items to determine value for many reasons, including for insurance purposes, estate settlement, charitable donations, family donations, or as part of downsizing, to name a few.” Their appraisal services team works in conjunction with J. Scott Keller of Blackard and Geiger, LLC. who has been a personal

Ripley Auctions is located on the northside of Indianapolis, but works with collectors and clients worldwide and has a 30-year history in the valuation of estates, collections and personal property. Brothers Dave and Dan Ripley are third-generation, internationally recognized art and antiques experts with decades of experience in the highest levels of the industry. Ripley offers complete auction services for estates and collections, as well as personal property, for individuals, heirs, executors, and commercial clients.

When obtaining an appraisal, says Dave, it’s important to know the difference between a valuation appraisal and a certified appraisal “The primary difference is in the final report. A certified appraisal is a formal report to be shared with insurance agents, attorneys, the IRS, etc. A valuation appraisal is simply an assessment of the items in question to determine fair market value.” For example, he adds, their appraiser can walk through a home and tell the family the approximate value that items might have at auction. “We can look at the painting that Grandma said was valuable and determine that it is actually a copy and therefore has virtually no value, and also let people know that their family set of heirloom China probably is not desirable in today’s market,” he explains. This type of appraisal may simply be verbal, with the client videotaping while the appraiser walks through, or it can be given in a report, depending on the clients’ needs. “We try to be flexible and mindful of what the client actually needs, as well as being cost-effective,” he adds sl

property appraiser for 31 years. Both Dave and Scott are accredited by the American and/or International Society of Appraisers and have completed certification through USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). “Although these designations are not required by the State of Indiana, they are integral to the national and international appraisals industry, and are also necessary when preparing appraisals for legal documents,” he adds.

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1. Pair of vintage mid-century Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe Barcelona chairs; sold at Ripley Auction for $2,125. 2. Chanel Maison Gripoix 1984 haute couture brooch with tri-color French poured glass jewels and diamante; sold at Ripley Auction for $3,250. 3. Untitled oil on canvas by Hedda Sterne, Romania / New York (1910-2011),1991; sold at Ripley Auction for $43,750. 4. “Aurora” organic form long-neck sculpture, art glass, by Victor Chiarizia, American (20th / 21st century); sold at Ripley Auction for $250. (Adds Ripley: “This vase is in the style of Lino Tagliapietra; if this were a Tagliapetra, it would be worth over $5,000.”) 5. Hans Wegner Danish Modern rosewood credenza with tambour doors.; sold at Ripley Auction for $9,375.

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It’s not all work, though. She resides in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood with her three micro-sized Aussies. “The breeder told me when I got the first one that they’re like potato chips–you can’t have just one,” she laughs. “And sure enough, now I have a pack of them!” She heads to Manhattan regularly to visit her two


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If it’s a night out, you might find Linda at Meridian Restaurant, where she loves to order the signature boar bolognese, or at Convivio, for their homemade pasta, and where the owner is a friend. “I really enjoy our local music and food scene,” she says. “Indianapolis is a lovable, livable, fantastic big small town.” sl

daughters who live there, and, having grown up in New England, also enjoys frequent trips to Maine. “The coast of southern Maine is so beautiful and poetic,” she says. “I never get tired of its shoreline and beaches.” This summer, she visited Cape Cod, another New England favorite.

When she’s at home, Linda loves nothing more than to curl up with a good book, teach herself a new creative skill like needlepoint, or do the daily Wordle, something she never misses. “I like the focus and relaxation of it,” she explains. She’s an avid exerciser, whether she’s doing pilates (a recent interest), working out at Shred in Carmel, or “moving it with Suzy at dance class in Zionsville.” On weekends, she loves shopping but prefers to hit farmers markets, resale shops and sample sales, which she admits she can’t pass up. ‘I rarely buy new clothing, though–I prefer to repurpose my finds because I just think it’s more ‘green’,” she adds.

Linda Klain clearly believes that “life is to be lived” and approaches everything she does with passion and energy. A former public defender and administrative judge for the Indiana Departments of Education and Health (she still “dons the robe” occasionally to fill in for judges on break), Linda runs her own boutique law practice (Law Office of Linda B. Klain), specializing in criminal advocacy and defense, with a focus on prison release cases, advocacy and reform, and constitutional rights. “I believe that everyone deserves a good defense, in order to make the system accountable to all of us,” she says. A graduate of Indianapolis’ McKinney School of Law, with an MBA from the IU Kelley School of Business, Linda is also a trained mediator, arbitrating each fall on behalf of teacher unions and school boards; this fall, she’ll further her skills at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. And if that’s not enough, she also is a licensed Realtor in referral status, dabbling in the market when a friend or former client requests her assistance.

As the cooler temperatures and shorter days of fall settle in, the spritzes and tonics of summer seem inconsequential, and we crave a deeper, more nuanced cocktail with which to wind down the day. St. Elmo Steak House has just introduced a premade version of its famous spin on the classic old fashioned. Known to regulars as “Pop’s Old Fashioned,” the drink holds a place of honor on St. Elmo’s signature cocktail list. Now available wherever spirits are sold, it’s the perfect way to relax on an autumn eve. For more information, visit Sept/Oct 2022 10 Historic Hurst Building Transformed Into Premier Downtown Event Venue 12 Sophisticated Celebrations 20 Ripley 23 SophisticatedAuctionsWoman, Linda Klain 30 From the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief 33 The End of An Era 36 Fjord Expedition 42 Painting 3.0 44 Green Juice 46 Take a Bow 49 The Mane Event 54 110 Years of Evolution 56 Books & Looks 58 Liquid Gold 60 Of Note... Curves Ahead 62 Pretty in Pink 66 Let There Be Light 78 Making Michigan Memories 90 The Sauce… slmag.netSept/Oct 2022 five dollars {Indianapolis’ Finest} on the cover: Designer Linda Mordoh, founder of Savvy Decor For more on Linda, see page 66. Photographed by Mary Kissel 90 24

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My wife’s birthday celebrations this year included a fun Chicago trip and a couple of epicurean dinners, lots of fine wine and pampering, but she told me it was the evening we spent at home, just the two of us, reminiscing over Yellow Tail and Laughing Cow, that meant the most to her. For me, taking the time to look back and appreciate what’s really important makes our lives today even sweeter–and puts everything in perspective. It’s who you’re with and not what you have that matters.

Truth be told, while my wife and I certainly appreciate the perks of success and hard work, we feel the simple things in life are the most important. For us, the highlight of our week is always the weekend, when we focus on family. Friday nights are my favorite: the housecleaners come that day, and I love walking into a beautifully sparkling house, anticipating a fun evening making dinner for our kids and usually a few of their friends, then playing cards after. And though these days, we can afford better wine and fancier dinners, I’ve always believed that no matter where we are in life, each day offers something to celebrate, and we should enjoy and appreciate every stage.

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When my wife and I first started dating, a big night out for us was Puccini’s carryout at my apartment…we’d split an entree and splurge on an extra salad, and felt like we were living large. Though we had to count every penny, looking back, we enjoyed our at-home dates as much as we now enjoy a fancy restaurant in Chicago. And a lot of that is due to my wife, who is, at heart, still the girl I married from a small town outside of Cleveland, easy to please and always appreciative of the simple things in life (and it’s a good thing for me that she is, with the financial ups and downs of publishing and real estate).

I remember the first time we stayed at a Ritz-Carlton hotel. It was a huge step up from our usual Fairfield Inn or Courtyard by Marriott, and you’d think my wife would have been all about being pampered, going to the spa, etc. Nope. When I offered to send her to the spa for the works, followed by dinner out, she opted for a simple manicure with room service for dinner after–a shared pasta, just like Puccini’s (only a tad more expensive). Old habits die hard.

It was my wife’s birthday recently, and for fun, I set out a couple of gift bags on the kitchen counter that she’d see when she walked in that evening. One held a bottle of the wine we used to buy when we were young and broke (Yellow Tail), along with our accompaniment of choice back then, Laughing Cow cheese. The other held a perennial favorite, Justin Isosceles. I thought it would be fun for us to remember how much we enjoyed each other back then, even when times were tight, kind of like a check-in to remember how far we’ve come and how fortunate we are.

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As the sun sets on the production of its V12, Lamborghini shares the story of two models— Countach and LM 002— that are diametrically opposed but share the same extraordinary 12-cylinder mechanics

This year, Lamborghini is celebrating its V12. For nearly 60 years, the legendary 12-cylinder engine has equipped the most iconic models of the House of Sant'Agata Bolognese—the Countach and the LM 002. However, in its final evolution as a "pure" internal combustion engine, the V12 will go out of production when the last Aventador Ultimae rolls off the production line in late 2022.

The Countach, unveiled in 1971 and produced from 1973 to 1990 in 1999 + 1 units, is one of the most iconic cars in automotive history. Taking the performance and driving pleasure of grand tourers off-road, the LM 002 went down in history as the first massproduced ultra-high-performance off-road vehicle, with 300 units produced between 1986 and 1993.

Even before its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1971, the LP 500 had astonished the world with its extreme, futuristic appearance. In fact, the exclamation in Piedmontese

dialect "Countach," used to underscore the extraordinary nature of something witnessed, was added to the car's name just a few days before its official presentation, after a Carrozzeria Bertone technician had seen it under production and couldn't contain his surprise. Introduced as an "idea car" to see whether the public would be interested in such an extreme car, it was equipped with the 60° V12 engine that had already performed so well on previous transverse rear mid-engine Lamborghinis. This time, however, the engine was mounted in the rear-longitudinal position, a new technical solution at Lamborghini. LP 500 was so successful that, even before the end of the Geneva show, Ferruccio Lamborghini had decided to put it into production. Nevertheless, the LP 500 remained a one-off, modified several times during the grueling road tests conducted by test driver Bob Wallace over the next three years, and destroyed in the crash tests required for homologation on March 21, 1974.

After a 1979 LP 400 S made it to the big screen in 1981 as a leading character in the movie The Cannonball Run, the Countach appeared in the bedrooms of teenagers around the world, hanging on the walls as the favorite poster of an entire generation.

In 1982, after production of 235 units, the 400 S was replaced by the LP 5000 S, still equipped with the legendary V12 but now

The V12, in addition to the adoption of the four valves per cylinder, was modified to increase the displacement to 5.1 liters (5167 cc) for a maximum power output of 455 hp at 7000 rpm. The Quattrovalvole version was the first to be officially homologated for and imported to the United States, where, however, its carburetors were replaced by electronic fuel injection.


increased to a capacity of 4.8 liters (4754 cc) for 375 hp at 7000 rpm. Following production of 323 units through 1984, it was replaced by the Quattrovalvole, considered by many to be the best combination of aesthetics, performance, reliability, and comfort.

From the indications provided by the LP 500, the LP 400, delivering 375 hp at 8000 rpm was born, going into production in late 1973, equipped with the traditional 4-liter engine. Due to the notch in the roof used to improve visibility through the interior rearview mirror, it is now known by the nickname "Periscope ." In 1978, after 152 units had been produced, the Countach LP 400 was transformed into the LP 400 S, acquiring the more elaborate shape that characterized it for the next twelve years. The "S," was modified at the frame and chassis level to make the period's technical novelty—the super low-profile Pirelli P7 tires—perform better, but also at the aesthetic level. To accommodate the new enlarged brakes and wider tires, it became necessary to adopt wheel arch extenders, while the increased performance dictated the use of a more aerodynamic front spoiler. In addition, certain enthusiasts added a rear wing to complete the aerodynamic package.

The opening of the US market allowed new sales volumes, and the Quattrovalvole was produced in 631 units up to 1988, when it was replaced by the Countach 25 Anniversario, so named to celebrate the 25 years since the founding of Automobili Lamborghini. The 25 Anniversario adopted improved aerodynamics, some body panels made of composite material, and a more luxurious interior while retaining the mechanics of the Quattrovalvole. Incredibly, demonstrating the excellence of the Countach design, still innovative after 17 years of production, the 25 Anniversario was the series with the highest production numbers at 658 units. The last Countach,

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Grigio Metallizzato (metallic gray) with gray interior, rolled off the assembly line on July 4, 1990, and went straight to the MUDETC, the company museum in Sant'Agata Bolognese.

Thus was born an extraordinary car capable of cruising on the highway at sports sedan averages and tackling extremely demanding off-road routes. The LM 002 was the vehicle that created the market for sports SUVs and the progenitor, at least spiritually, of today's Lamborghini URUS. It was produced in roughly equivalent numbers with carburetor fueling first and fuel injection later, easily recognizable from each other by the "hump" on the hood, which was much more pronounced on the carburetor models.

During the "Countach years," the company management sensed that there might be a market for a high-performance off-road vehicle with luxury finishes. The LM 002 used the mechanics of the Countach engine in the 5.2-liter version with power reduced by 20 hp to use less refined fuel without running into problems, turned 180°, and shifted to the longitudinal front position. A four-wheel drive transmission was added, complete with a central differential and low gears. Like on the Countach, what remained was the tubular chassis, never before seen on an off-road vehicle, usually used exclusively on racing cars or the most sophisticated sports cars.

The LM 002 was commonly nicknamed the "Rambo Lambo" for its muscular appearance and because one of them, at the time, was owned by actor Sylvester Stallone. However, an Italian journalist gave the best definition of the LM 002, writing after a test drive: "At 200 km/h, the LM 002 doesn't slice through the air. It smacks it with pride."

If you're wondering why 1999 + 1 units were produced, the reason is simple. The first LP 500, physically made by Bertone, did not have a Lamborghini chassis number but a Bertone one. Therefore, the first Countach is the LP 400 chassis number 1120001 produced in 1973, initially red and then repainted green, with several aesthetic differences from the cars that would follow.

One example of LM 002 was equipped with the 7.2-liter 700 hp V12 engine usually used on off-shore boats, while another was prepared under the guidance of technical advisor Sandro Munari, a former World Rally champion, to compete in endurance races in the desert. There are so many anecdotes associated with the LM 002, including its ability to pull a Leopard tank or, equipped with a tow hook, a trailer with a lucky collector's Miura onboard.

Rarely do I get the feeling of being "off the grid," but I did so on a recent trip to Norway. I'd describe the experience as something out of a fairytale for those who've never ventured that far north. The coastal archipelago, with its soaring mountains, waterfalls cascading down mammoth rock faces, and greenery as far as the eye can see, reminded me of the first aerial view of Neverland that leaves Wendy wide-eyed when flying with Peter Pan, complete with rainbows bowing over the magical scene.

However, the beauty and tranquility that's so captivating also pose a challenge. While Peter Pan might be able to hover over the varied topography of Neverland and visit every little isle with faith, trust, and pixie dust, we mere mortals, unfortunately, don't have that Sinceluxury.1893, this is where the Hurtigruten Group comes in ( The company is not only a necessity for being able to visit Norway off the beaten path but also vital for Norway in itself. We had the pleasure of boarding the MS Nordkapp to join part of the southbound journey on its Coastal Express (

Upon embarkation, you're greeted by authentic Norwegian touches. Andre Pettersen, Vice President of Hotel Operations, explained this intentional design ensures that the vessel doesn't feel like an IKEA showroom but rather like stepping into a Norwegian home. Nature and landscape motifs, coupled with areas of exposed wood that call to mind Lincoln Logs, gave me the impression that I was staying at a floating mountain lodge. Amenities spread across the ship's seven floors included a sauna, two Jacuzzis, a gym, various dining options, a rooftop bar, and an open-top deck optimal for viewing the fjords or taking a spoonful of cod oil to celebrate crossing over Artic Circle.

As a company, the Hurtigruten Group stands apart for being highly focused on sustainable cruising, including removing single-use plastic from their entire fleet and building the first-ever hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships. This past June, Hurtigruten Norway launched two iconic sailings – the Svalbard Express and North Cape Express, which will set sail in 2023 on board the fully refurbished MS Trollfjord. The new itineraries will bring an elevated addition to the existing Coastal Express product for the first time in the brand’s history.

Written by Claire Williams

Hurtigruten's Coastal Express makes it easy to explorethe beauty of the Norweigan coast.



Kysten Arctic fine dining restaurant aboard the MS Nordkapp. Photo by Simon Skreddernes.

Photo by Stian Klo.

Cruising the Hjørundfjorden fjord. Photo by Fabrice Milochau.

Aerial view of Trollfjorden. 37

At each stop during our sailing adventure, which allowed us to take full advantage of the arctic summer's midnight sun, there was always something new to discover. We trekked up the side of a mountain, which according to Norwegian lore was actually comprised of poor unfortunate trolls. At one stop while touring the Atlantic Ocean Road, one of Norway's most cinematic and picturesque coasts, we spied brave locals jumping from a bridge into the icy port waters in their "tighty whities."

Auora Over Svolvaer, Norway. Photo by Richard Choi.

Norway relies on 70 local producers to deliver to the ship at numerous stops during its voyage. Pettersen described the Coastal Kitchen as "not a concept, but the DNA" of Norway. As a native of the United States who has lived in France for the past four years, I concur that a country's cuisine is the best storyteller of its people and culture, and Norwegian food is just that.

winning Norwegian chefs Astrid Nässlander and Halvar Ellingsen with Hurtigruten Norway’s own Head of Food and Beverage Øistein Nilsen, means that passengers aboard the Coastal Express can revel in sustainably sourced, locally crafted, and seasonallyinspiredHurtigrutenplates.

Before boarding the MS Nordkapp, we had the pleasure of meeting Halvar Ellingsen, one of the critically acclaimed culinary ambassadors that helped craft the menu for Hurtigruten's Coastal Kitchen, at his own farm and rustic inn in Kvitnes ( en/forside). Ellingsen said he was tired of hearing the term "farm to table" thrown around and decided to take it literally. As a result, everything Ellingsen serves to guests comes directly from his farm; the only ingredients they outsource are basics such as flour and sugar. Ellingsen even goes as far as to use lamb bones as coals for the fire and cow manure as biogas, to try to make his operation as sustainable as possible.

A defining characteristic of its Coastal Express route is visiting multiple ports daily and 34 in total on the six-day sailing from Bergen in southern Norway to Kirkenes in the far north. While the stops allow visitors a chance for interesting shore excursions, it also enables Hurtigruten to live up to its name as the "lifeline of Norway" by delivering medicine, mail, cars, and goods at each port. With 90% of the Norwegian population living by the sea, Hurtigruten’s Coastal Express is vital to their livelihoods. Hurtigruten Norway’s CEO Hedda Felin said locals celebrated Hurtigruten's return to regular frequency after the pandemic by donning their traditional Norwegian garb as the ships docked in their harbors. Felin is one of two female CEOs in the company, with Asta Lassesen serving as CEO of Hurtigruten Expeditions.

An integral aspect of the Hurtigruten Coastal Express experience is its Coastal Kitchen. A partnership between award-

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Photo by Andrea Klaussner.

Passing by the Brudesløret waterfall. Photo courtesy of Visit Norway.

As the only expedition cruise line, Hurtigruten Expeditions’ longer portstays and a fleet of small boats takes guests closer to the areas they explore.

Photo by Kristin Dahlen Rogstad.

Kvitnes farm is the embodiment of field and farm-to-table.

Photo by Kristin Dahlen Rogstad.

Award-winning chef and Hurtigruten Coastal Kitchen collaborator Halvar Ellingsen at Kvitnes Farm.


Photo by Kristin Dahlen Rogstad.

The rural Kvitnes Farm, operated by celebrated chef Halvar Ellingsen, a consultant for Hurtigrutens’ Coastal Kitchen program.

testicles. During our meal, Ellingsen's farmhands, dressed in their Sunday best, doubled as servers and sommeliers. They'd pour a new wine with each course while taking brief intermissions to go outside, hike up their skirts, and wrangle the goats going astray in the pasture. The cuisine of Norway truly runs parallel with its people and culture: no frills, down-to-earth, land-focused, and adventurous. Kysten, Hurtigruten Coastal Express's fine dining restaurant aboard the MS Trollfjord, highlights seaweed, the unsung hero and lungs of the sea. The kelp forests in Norway are major carbon sinks. Hurtigruten Norway's lineup of chefs has managed to weave seaweed throughout every aspect of the menu. From arctic char with parsley and kelp emulsion to goat tartare with truffle seaweed mayonnaise, the Coastal Kitchen has elevated an often overlooked ingredient. During our time on "the world's most beautiful voyage," not only were we well fed, but genuinely spoiled by a most accommodating crew and the natural wonders of Norway. Hurtigruten is simply and quite literally a vessel for witnessing Norway's breathtaking heart and landscape in its purest and most natural form. sl

A Hurtigruten Coastal Kitchen chef with the catch of the day. Photo by Agurtxane Concellon.

A continuation of the hospitable thread running throughout Norway, the Kvitnes farm, built in 1730 by Ellingsen's great-great grandfather, and where they've unearthed swords dating back to the time of the Vikings, truly felt like staying at someone's house in the least intrusive way possible. We removed our shoes before entering, were welcomed to relax in front of the fire, and ate dinner in our cozy wool socks. Our extensive 13-course dinner was a master course in freshness and how sometimes less is more, as the plates didn't rely on frivolity and Ellingsen let the natural flavors sing.

Ellingsen boasts that although he hosted 2,800 guests last year at the nine room inn (with just as many on a waitlist for a coveted reservation), he hasn't purchased vegetables from an outside source in over two years. In France, where my next pain au chocolat is always a cobblestone street away, it was incredible and admirable to see someone's life so dependent on the natural world's rhythms.

Our Swedish guide Anders made it clear that his idea of "spice" is salt and pepper, as the ingredients sourced in Norway already provide enough flavor. We feasted on reindeer, halibut, whale, and even lamb 41

How did we get here? Prior to the global pandemic, I resisted looking at art online. But with increased screen time, I’ve come to appreciate the giant role technology plays in painting. While the artists who focus on this phenomenon have come to define an era, what lies ahead in terms of Web 3.0 and the Metaverse will make this moment seem quaint!

The future is in plastics. Acrylic paint is water-soluble and can be thinned to a watercolor-like consistency while the color stays bright (think neon), synonymous with the 60s aesthetic. And unlike oil, which dries super slowly, acrylic dries fast, thus speeding up production. Andy Warhol famously used acrylic paint in his silkscreens, a commercial production mode where the image can be endlessly reproduced.

From Silkscreen to Computer Screen The invention of painting software in the 1980s transformed paint from a physical object into code. Warhol—prescient in almost everything it seems— famously said: “Paintings are too hard. The things I want to show are mechanical. Machines have less problems.”


So naturally, he embraced this new form of painting. Warhol made it official in 1985 when he created a digital portrait of pop star Debbie Harry using Deluxe Paint software on a personal computer, the Commodore Amiga 1000, heralding a new age of pixels-as-paint.

For decades, artists have experimented with digital tools, often incorporating or referencing technology in their paintings. As a result, cutting-edge collectors have come to seek, if not expect, these innovations from artists. At the same time, art is now part of the direct-to-consumer economy through online platforms and auctions. As the time we spend online accelerates, we are ever more seduced by the virtual experience of art, which continues to improve as technology evolves. Increasingly, paint and code are interchangeable.

From Pigment to Pixels

By Wendy Cromwell


Using a photograph he took of Debbie Harry for digital manipulation, Andy Warhol demonstrates the new Amiga Computer at Lincoln Center, New York, New York, July 23, 1985. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)

A Brief History of Paint Let’s start at the very beginning: 20,000 years ago, the first artists mixed charcoal with animal fat to make cave paintings. Then, in Pharaonic Egypt, artists mixed pigments into thinned egg yolks, known as Tempera, which remains on tomb walls today. It wasn’t until the Renaissance that artists discovered how to bind pigments to oil, a revolution that changed how images circulated. Tempera was limited to walls and wood panels, whereas oil adhered to canvas, a game-changer that made art more transportable (and shareable… kind of like the internet). Following this breakthrough, oil dominated for centuries—that is, until acrylic paint entered the picture when it was invented in the 1960s.

Case Study: David Hockney David Hockney (b. 1937), a classically trained painter, was quick to adopt digital art tools in the 1980s––and not as a media stunt, like Warhol the influencer––but to augment his painting practice.

He first used a fax machine, then a color Xerox machine, to make digital prints. A series of 33 “Home-Made Prints” sold for nearly $1 million at Sotheby’s in 2021, demonstrating the level of demand for these works of art.

A SNACK-SIZED PRIMER FOR FURTHER EXPLORING The internet is your oyster! So here is some inspiration for your next painting-inspired internet rabbit hole… we’re just getting started. Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Caitlin Cherry, Aria Dean, Jeff Elrod, Oli Epp, Urs Fischer, Charles Gaines , Wade Guyton, Camille Henrot, Tishan Hsu, Jacqueline Humphries, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Michel Majerus, Helen Marten, Julie Mehretu, Kate Mosher Hall, Albert Oehlen, Laura Owens, Oliver Payne, Seth Price, Rachel Rose, Analia Saban, Avery Singer, Frances Stark, Emma Stern , Sarah Sze , Julia Wachtel, Kelley Walker, Michael Williams, Jordan Wolfson , Christopher Wool, Anicka Yi, Allison Zuckerman

projected the underdrawing on canvas, and painted over it with acrylic and airbrush.

2. Julie Mehretu (b. 1970) - Emergent Algorithm (Manara Circle, Palestine), 2012 sold for $4,890,000 at Sotheby’s in May 2022. Mehretu incorporates digital architectural blueprints into her abstractions, which she renders in acrylic and ink on canvas on board.

One of Hockney’s iPad prints, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 4 May, 2011, edition of 10, achieved $671,000 at Phillips in March 2022.

Prior to founding Cromwell Art 18 years ago, Wendy Cromwell was Vice President of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art for nearly a decade. She ran a Fortune 500 corporate art collection before that, and consulted for several blue-chip art galleries while in graduate school. Wendy received her Master of Arts in Modern Art from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. Wendy is past president and current board member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors and a member of the Appraisers Association of America. For tasty bites of art world knowledge delivered to your inbox monthly, subscribe to the Cromwell Art Snack. 43 1 4 2 3

4. Wade Guyton (b. 1976) - Untitled, 2006 sold for $5,989,000 at Sotheby’s in 2014. Guyton is known for his pioneering use of EpsonUltraChrome inkjet on canvas to create his paintings. sl

1. Avery Singer (b. 1987) - Happening, 2014 achieved $5,253,000 at Sotheby’s in May 2022. Singer drafted the composition using SketchUp, a 3D rendering software, then

In a plot twist, Hockney’s steady production of editioned prints didn’t dilute his market; rather, the opposite occurred. In 2018, Hockney’s acrylic on canvas painting, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 fetched $90 million at Christie’s, crowning Hockney the most expensive living painter.

With the invention of the iPhone (2007) and the iPad (2010), Hockney used painting software to sketch outdoors, creating a suite of “iPad drawings” that were digitally printed onto paper in limited editions. Hockney stated: “This is the closest I’ve ever come in printing to what it’s like to paint: I can put something down, evaluate it, alter it, revise it, all in a matter of seconds.” An added bonus? “I realized that with the iPad I could draw without moving from my bed.” We feel that too.

Takeaway: Hockney’s reputation has benefited from his innovations in the digital space, keeping him in the game spanning a seven-decade (and counting) career and achieving icon status. Is there anything this guy can’t do?

Show You the Money While digital innovations in art still underperform the analog painting market, painters who incorporate technology are highly collectible, as indicated by the market intel below.

3. Laura Owens (b. 1970) - Untitled, 2016 sold for $1,593,000 at Sotheby’s in May 2022. Owens’ produced this painting by mapping cubic pixels (via screen printing) onto dyed linen.

With The EDDEN Project, Rhum J.M., one of the world's best producers of aged rhum, commits to a cleaner, greener approach to distilling.

Written by Bridget Williams

Rhum agricole differs from rum in that it's made from sugar cane juice as opposed to the fermented molasses used to distill a predominance of rums on the shelf. The sugar cane juice imparts rhum with an earthy, grassy flavor and a less syrupy mouthfeel than molasses-based rum. Rhum is also the French spelling of rum, and similar to champagne, true rhum agricole should only be labeled as such when produced in the French territories of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Réunion. Also similar to wine, Martinique has its own Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) that dates to the 1970s.

In Martinique, rhum production and banana cultivation are the most substantial industries, even ahead of tourism. Wanting to preserve this agricultural legacy, as part of The EDDEN Project, J.M. has utilized key practices to hone their craft within a full circular economy. "We are dedicated to making quality align with longevity," said Emmanuel Becheau, Director.

The origins of the distillery and farmland, situated in a distinct terroir-driven tropical climate with high cloud cover and mineral springs, can be traced back to 1790. J.M. grows seventyfive percent of the sugarcane used in its aged rhum agricole production on steep slopes rich with volcanic soil and chooses to harvest later than other growers to impart more terroir into the finished"Creatingproduct.aremarkable rum, which honors the prestigious brand Rhum J.M., requires significant patience, as the process is quite lengthy," says Karine Lassalle, Master Blender of Rhum J.M. "An aged rum for Martinique requires a minimum of three years to produce. Therefore, we need patience and passion because none of this would be possible without passion. And humility, too."

One hundred percent of plant fiber byproduct (bagasse) is repurposed for fuel, electricity, and organic fertilizer. In addition, a quarter of the company's agricultural investments are devoted to research, including AgTech. After fermentation and distillation, one hundred percent of the residual liquid (vinasse) is treated and used for irrigation, conserving more than 5M gallons of water annually. The distillery produces its own cane plants, grafted



Were it not for the fire-engine-red coloring of its buildings, the distillery operations at Rhum J.M. on the island of Martinique would be nearly indiscernible from the verdant jungle that envelops the 1,000-acre estate at the base of Mount Pelée. For the past decade, the operations in this Eden-like setting have been continuously refined to leave as light a footprint as possible on the environment. This process, now codified, was unveiled this past Earth Day as "The EDDEN Project," an acronym translated from French as "Committed to the Sustainable Development of our Ecosystems and our Nature."

By the end of this year, the brand will obtain the Haute Valeur Environmental (HVE) Level 3 Certification, meaning 45

"With EDDEN, we're sharing these advancements because this is the way. Exceptional because it is authentic. Exceptional because we care. J.M is at the crossroads of modernity and tradition, and there is much more on the horizon," remarked Grégoire Guéden, CEO of Spiribam, which imports Rhum J.M. into the United States.

"high environmental value," awarded by the French Ministry of Agriculture to farmers focused on key areas of environmental conservation. J.M. is working toward full Level 3 certification, the highest level, which includes achievement in biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategy, fertilizer use, and management of water.

The company is supporting a growing interest in ecotourism, taking visitors behind the "label" to see the complete process by witnessing it firsthand on the property. Plans include educational touch points throughout the distillery to explain the Rhum Agricole production process and steps toward sustainability at each point in the cycle, as well as extended guided tours to the agricultural areas of the property to showcase sugarcane cultivation.

"The lover of J.M. must be certain that behind each bottle, passionate women and men have given meaning to excellence by preserving their ecosystem, enhancing the raw material, passing on the gestures and the secrets of ancestral know-how, and sharing the love and the flavor," said Bechaeu. sl

Social responsibility is also a core component of EDDEN, with the company proudly touting that women hold seventy-five percent of its management positions. In 2021, J.M. became part of the U.N. Global Compact, which offers its members a voluntary engagement framework on the ten principles to respect regarding human rights, the right to work, the environment, and the fight againstJ.M.corruption.partnered with Péyi Vert Project, which aims to plant one million trees in Martinique in the next five years to increase local biodiversity, restore the fertility of degraded soils, fight against air pollution, and reconstitute a green belt for public enjoyment. The distillery has pledged to plant 120 trees annually, with one year already complete. This past May, Rhum J.M. became the first member from Martinique to receive the Bonsucro Certification, an international not-for-profit governance group established in 2008 to promote sustainable sugarcane and reduce the environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production while recognizing the need for economic viability.

from nodes in their nursery and planted near the distillery. They currently use three main varieties of cane that are particularly suited for the property's microclimate.



A handmade, one-of-a-kind vintage Kirk Kara piece from the 1980s made with almost 9 carats of diamonds (price upon request). Inquire through the Richter & Phillips Co. in Cincinnati, Genesis Diamonds in Nashville, and at Bee Goddess bow bracelet ($15,550; Jemma Wynne Anniversary bow ring ($5,460; Arman Sarkisyan Bow earrings ($6,560; KC Designs gold & diamond bowtie ring ($450). Available through Moyer Fine Jewelers and Res-Nichols in Indianapolis, Genesis Diamonds in

Clockwise from top left: I. Reiss diamond bow-tie necklace ($4,000; Rose gold diamond bow earrings from EF Collection ($1,595; PICCHIOTTI Fiocco bow ring in white gold with tsavorite & white diamonds ($33,000) Available through Moyer Fine Jewelers in Indianapolis, Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers in St. Louis and Knot diamond bangle in white gold from Carelle ($10,460) Available through Ellard Heffern Jewelers in St. Louis and Colette bow hoop earrings ($6,920; 47


Ground level in The Grand Arena with The Equestrian Hotel in the background.

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Providing the brains and budget for the WEC and the Equestrian Hotel is the Roberts family, who self-made their fortune in the trucking industry before diversifying their portfolio with several real estate, equine, and hospitality ventures, among others. Mary Roberts led the family's foray into horses four decades ago, beginning with 4-H and progressing to the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

For quite some time, Lexington, Kentucky, and Ocala, Florida, have been engaged in a chess-like series of legal and PR maneuvers to lay claim to the title of being the "Horse Capital of the World." Ocala declared a definitive "checkmate" two years ago with the World Equestrian Center (WEC) opening. A move punctuated when the luxurious Equestrian Hotel ( opened its door at the WEC last May.

Ocala's foray into the equine industry dates back to World War II, when Carl Rose established Rosemere Farm, the area's first Thoroughbred farm. Rosemere's soil has a similar limestone composition famous in the Bluegrass for producing nutrient-rich grasses and fast, healthy racehorses. Success for Sunshine State-bred horses came quickly, with Needles winning the Kentucky Derby in 1956, the first horse from Florida to do so. This was followed by Carry Back in 1961; Triple Crown winners Affirmed and American Pharoah in 1978 and 2015, respectively; and. most recently, Derby winner Nyquist in 2016. Today, there are nearly 1,000 racehorse farms in Ocala/Marion County, giving it the statistical designation of being home to more horses than anywhere else in the United States.

Mary and Larry Roberts built an arena on their family farm in Wilmington, Ohio, thirty-five years ago that hosted many futurities and circuits. However, when the next generation of the Roberts family took an interest in horses, their efforts went from a trot to a full-on gallop. Roby Roberts and his wife Jennie rebranded the Wilmington arena as the World Equestrian Center in 2016. They made numerous improvements to the 200-acre site, previewing the ample amenities for spectators, visitors, and competitors at their next project: World Equestrian Center Ocala.

Written by Bridget Williams

With a comprehensive lineup of events and beyond-the-barn amenities encompassing everythingfrom fine dining to fashion, Ocala's Equestrian Hotel isn't just for the horsey set.

The Ocala WEC sits on 378 acres next to the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, which the Roberts Family has owned for 17 years. WEC Ocala is best described as a state-of-the-art, resortstyle equestrian sports venue, a Disneyland for equestrians if you will. Horses are just as pampered as people with 2,200 12x14 rubber-matted stalls spread throughout a network of permanent climate-controlled barns linked to one another and the arenas via covered walkways.

One of Mary Roberts' passions is design. She and Ric Owens, principal designer at Roberts Design, are responsible for the European and equestrian-inspired interiors that are simultaneously elegant and approachable, whimsical but not kitschy.

Leaving the bright Florida sunshine to step into the expansive lobby is a transportive experience. My eyes darted around the space, taking in the soaring ceilings, polished black marble floors, multiple seating areas with comfy custom furnishings, and the greatest assemblage of canine portraits I've ever seen in one space. Near the check-in desk, bunches of blooms, artfully arranged in tall vases, adorned a marble-topped gilded table under a substantial crystal chandelier. The scene is part Ralph Lauren Home, part Palace of Versailles, and totally unique.

The hotel sits at the terminus of a long drive that winds past barns and outdoor arenas and into a grove of Southern live oaks, creating a postcard-perfect scene of riders ambling along under

In full disclosure, I was never a "horsey" girl, preferring team sports to the saddle. But, with that said, you can't help but admire the scale of the operation and the equestrians themselves. Young girls accessorized their pigtails with petite bows and their riding britches with a shiny and iconic "H" buckle. At the same time, more mature women with light makeup and casually tousled ponytails were every bit the epitome of the French je ne sais quois. Coincidentally, that "certain something" style also permeates the hotel's interior design.

branches festooned with Spanish moss. As the five-story, 248-room hotel reveals itself, the clean lines of its bright white exterior topped with a mansard roof belie the gilded opulence inside.


During our long weekend visit, the $140,000 Lugano Diamonds FEI CSI3* Grand Prix was taking place in the Grand

The sweet surprises continue next door to Emma's at Mr. Pickles & Sailor Bear Toy Shoppe. Just inside the main entrance, the original Geoffrey from the Toys R Us flagship in New York City peers above a menagerie of stuffed animals, some as animated as the wide-eyed children ogling the toys. Everything in the shop was hand-picked by Mary Roberts, including one of the most comprehensive selections of Breyer horses and accessories I've seen in one place.

created by Executive Pastry Chef Yohann Le Bescond. A native of Treffiagat, France, Le Bescond began his formal training at age 15. And, we weren't alone in heeding sugar's siren song as there was regularly a line out the door at any given time of day.

Equestrian inspiration is everywhere, from the bold custom carpet leading to guest rooms to the stirrup detail on a decorative bed pillow and polished bit-style pulls on the nightstands. Calm colors, subtle shimmer, and patterns, such as a herringbone carpet that calls to mind vintage tweeds, create a serene scene.

Arena, which is situated directly behind the hotel. This positioning grants all rooms on the backside a front-row seat to the action. Passing through our room's vestibule, I was immediately drawn to a large picture window that framed the view of colorful and welllandscaped oxers and verticals already in place for that evening's competition under the lights. A pair of 30' x 60' LED walls at the far end of the arena brought the action even closer.

There are several distinct dining destinations on the property. In the hallway that leads to Emma's Patisserie, oil portraits of dogs, displayed in the same gilded frames as those in the lobby, take on a more playful bent and are joined by anthropomorphic images of wildlife as nobility. We made far too many trips here, unable to resist the stunningly beautiful and exceedingly delicious confections

Painted Kelly Green with gilded trim, the entrance to the Yellow Pony is easily discernable from the lobby's predominantly black and white palette. The sole outlet on the property with a bar open in the evening, it's the place to be during happy hour and after, as the hearty, well-executed, and elevated bar food is as much a draw as the extensive cocktail menu. 51

Dining al fresco during the VIP experience at Stirrups Restaurant, whose covered terrace is adjacent to the Grand Arena.

The Yellow Pony boasts an extensive craft cocktail menu.


Living area of a guest room overlooking The Grand Arena. Photo by Ethan Tweedie.

At just 7,000-square-foot, the Equestrian Hotel's Calluna spa offers a comprehensive lineup of body and face treatments and salon services. While a signature massage would have been apropos following an afternoon of trekking from arena to arena and checking out more than two dozen independent retailers, I opted for a decadent

Several fast-casual outlets on the property cater to event participants with good eats. These include Filo's Mexican Cantina; design your own salad, pasta, and pizza at Viola & Dot's; sweets at Miss Tilly's Lollipops; the Horse to Water poolside bar and grill; and classic diner fare at Ralph's.

80-minute HydraFacial that left me absolutely glowing. In addition, the coolness of the serums applied during the treatment refreshed my skin, which was still warm from soaking up the sun at the pool.

Service at every level was exceptional, something that Director of Hospitality Justin Garner attributes to opening during the height of the pandemic. "I had been furloughed like many others in the travel industry. With so much talent sitting on the bench and looking for an opportunity, it was an ideal time for the hotel to recruit and secure great people."

The Yellow Pony. Photo by Ethan Tweedie.

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While equestrian events are the backbone of the operation, there are plenty of other ways to horse around at the World Equestrian Center. Before the end of the year, for instance, there's a Festival of Speed car show, Ocala Comic Con, breed-specific dog shows, and the Ocala Wine & Food Festival. For more information, visit sl

Horse to Water Pool & Bar. Photo by Ethan Tweedie.

Stirrups Restaurant sits at the pinnacle of the dining experiences in terms of its interior design and offerings. On Saturday nights when competition occurs in the Grand Arena, the restaurant offers dinner and a show: a three-course VIP dining experience on its covered terrace.

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inside and out. These include accessories and furnishings, textile collections, fashion leather accessories, and contract furnishings. These innovations have moved the brand from being a furniture company into a lifestyle brand.

In celebration of the 100+10 anniversary, more than 20 products were presented at the Milan Furniture Fair this past June. United under the moniker of "True Evolution," the collection reinterprets some iconic products from the brand's catalog with a focus on comfort and softness. The company's fruitful and established collaborations with designers GamFratesi and Roberto + Ludovica Palomba were integral in creating new furnishings. At the same time, they embarked on a new partnership with Bulgarian designer Assia Karaguiozova, known for her creative experiments with artisanal techniques.

In the last decade alone, Poltrona Frau has launched more than 200 products within 40 different lines for the home, both

A testament to Poltrona Frau's strategic journey towards sustainability, a series of limited edition pieces are upholstered with the new Pelle Frau® Impact Less Leather, tanned with natural ingredients and without the use of chromium for a reduced environmental impact. The brand is committed to replacing the Pelle Frau® ColorSphere® (CS) collection with this innovative leather by the end of 2022 and aims to reduce its Co2 emissions by 50% by 2030. sl




through landmark collaborations and executing a vision for a more sustainable future.

The anniversary slogan "100+10 Years of True Evolution" was coined to highlight what the company says is a consistent and honest evolution rooted in heritage, design, and sustainability as strategic development levers. Poltrona Frau is using the occasion to lay the foundations for a future that holds experimentation with new aesthetic languages and sustainable production.

Strategic collaborations with Acqua Di Parma, Ferrari, Loro Piana, Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Costa Cruises, Ferrari, and Cantina Luce della Vite, among others, have resulted in the creation of unique and sophisticated objects that confer style and elegance and further emphasize Poltrona Frau's grasp of what it means to be a lifestyle brand.

Sardinian-born furniture maker Renzo Frau founded Poltrona Frau in Turin, Italy, in 1912. Noted for its extensive catalog of designs that have ascended to icon status today, the company is headquartered in Tolentino, a small town in the Marche region of central Italy. In 2021, the Italian government recognized the company as a Historic Brand of National Interest.

Diversification and versatility have been company cornerstones from the beginning, with the brand furnishing cruise ships, institutional venues, and cars for VIP customers of Vincenzo Lancia. This fluidity translates into the ability to create pieces and spaces that interpret the needs and nuances of contemporary living in various settings, including home, office, naval, automotive, and hospitality. Collaboration between Poltrona Frau and some of the world's most renowned international architecture firms—Zaha Hadid Studio, Foster & Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, and Studio Odile Decq—have allowed it to leave an indelible mark on globally significant buildings. For example, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the audience sits on Poltrona Frau seating.

Volare bed, Fidelio small table, Lyra armchair, T904 bench

59’ Tirranna Cigarette boat with Poltrona Frau upholstery.

The limited edition Ducati XDiavel Nera with Pelle Frau® leather, a soft natural leather saddled by hand, the result of years of research by the Interiors in Motion business unit of Poltrona Frau.Boundless

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An Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Hodgdon boasts impressive chops in the wine industry, including stints as head sommelier at Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bistro, The French Laundry, and Per Se, followed by five years as United States ambassador for Krug Champagne. He likes to say, "anywhere Krug Champagne was being opened, I was there."

"The idea is that any amount directed to charity is good," said Garth. Currently, no minimum value is required for a donation to be handled by The Legacy Foundation. Hodgdon initiates the vetting process through a phone call, discussing areas such as storage and provenance. "It's an easy conversation to have and nice for donors because I understand their passion and can speak to them at their level," he added.

The Legacy Cellar Foundation allows wine enthusiasts to turn their collections into cash for their favorite charities.

While the live auction format is certainly a go-to for obtaining top dollar, Hodgdon explained that his number one directive is to get the highest value for a wine donation. This gives him the freedom to approach individual collectors, for instance, if he believes that's the best means to an end.


What sets The Legacy Cellar apart from other auction houses and sales outlets is that as a privately endowed entity, one hundred percent of a bottle or cellar's value goes to the donor's designated charity. The organization made a big splash in Bel Air, California, this past May at their inaugural event, "A Goliath 60th Celebration," which honored the 60th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The auction's centerpiece, which raised more than $3 million, was a massive 27-liter "goliath" bottle of 2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Syrah. This priceless 100point wine—the only bottle of its kind in the world—was donated by wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr.

The opportunity to run The Legacy Foundation arose during the pandemic while Hodgdon and his wife lived in Chicago. Having "retired" from being a sommelier, the notion that he could use his expertise for good and interact with some of the foremost wine collectors in the United States was instantly appealing. However, it wasn't until he started work that he realized the magnitude of the charitable aspect. "Up to that point, philanthropy hasn't appeared on my radar," he explained. "But after working with and helping tons and tons of different types of charities, from José Andrés' World Central Kitchen to Sea Shepherd, my mind is blown every single day by the important work carried out by the charities we support."

"A lot of time, people don't think about wine as an asset," said Garth Hodgdon, Director of The Legacy Cellar Foundation. "Serious wine collection is intentional, and collectors often have more wine in their cellar than they could ever drink." And this is where The Legacy Foundation steps in. The privately endowed 501(c)(3) donor-advised fund collects, authenticates, and liquidates wine collections for charitable purposes.


To date, Hodgdon has worked with approximately 25 donors. The list includes people interested in selling a few bottles to make room for more, people who have inherited a collection and aren't sure what to do with it, and those looking to sell their entire cellar. "It's a low-stress process, and the wine goes to the best place: fellow wine enthusiasts who will drink it and appreciate it as much as the donor." Even better, Hodgdon emphasized, is that a donor can see the impact of a gift without dipping into their cash reserves or relying on a bequest to carry out their charitable intentions. sl For more information and to become a Legacy Cellar insider, which provides access to exclusive events and first notice of new cellars available for sale, visit 59

Legacy Cellar Foundation Director Garth Hodgdon with the 27-liter "goliath" bottle of 2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Syrah donated by Robert M. Parker, Jr. for an auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Photo by Drew Ruiz


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Designer Linda Mordoh is one of that rare breed of people whose passion is their work and whose work is their passion. Spend any amount of time in her presence and you feel the air figuratively crackle with her energy and enthusiasm. “Interior design has always been my passion and after 40 years, I still love my profession,” she says. Over the past decade we have featured Mordoh and her Carmel-based design firm, Savvy Décor, several times in these pages and have never failed to be invigorated by the

Designer Linda Mordoh creates beautifully functional interiors.

good taste, drive and commitment she brings to every project. Throughout her distinguished career, she has designed four Indianapolis Monthly Dream Homes, participated in more than 22 Home-A-Rama exhibitions, and been involved with many other home shows for which she has won numerous design awards and “best of show” honors. As well as being featured regularly in local publications, Mordoh has had projects showcased nationally in Better Homes & Gardens and Houzz.


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In 1978, Mordoh opened Savvy Décor, a retail store in Nora Corners that offered an upscale selection of design services and finishes, featuring everything from furniture and wallpaper to fabric and decorative accessories for newly constructed homes or remodeling projects. Twenty years ago, Mordoh purchased her current space on Rangeline Road in Carmel, a former home built in 1856, down the road from what is now the Indiana Design Center. A realtor had asked her to look at the building on behalf

of his client to tell them why it would make the perfect space for them, but they turned it down. Mordoh, impressed by the natural light and general layout, took the building for herself.

Since then, the office has been a true “home away from home” for the designer. “My grandson’s birthday is the Fourth of July and it’s become a tradition that we go out on the front lawn and watch the parade every year, and he gets to hold the sign,”she says. “Everybody stops and says hello.”

Mordoh and her team work with clients to create interiors that are at once beautiful, highly functional, and often innovative. Time and again, we have been impressed by how she thinks outside the box, and we are constantly surprised by her clever use of space to bring her signature “wow factor” to every room. “My design philosophy is that a room must not only look good, but it must be functional,” she says. Always keeping the client’s budget and style in mind, Mordoh and her team provide total transparency and open communication so customers can avoid costly mistakes and feel confident in her ability to breathe new life into their homes. “I always say that I can change your life if you let me, because when your house Is beautiful and it’s functional and it works for you and you love your environment, it does make your life better,” she adds.

Mordoh’s rooms are elegant and timeless, with an abundance of comfortable elements.

As a child, the designer and her teachers realized that she had a talent for art, and she has always believed that it was her calling. “When I went to college, my father said, ‘You’re going to college to play with clay?’ and I said, ‘Dad, it’s not just playing with clay, you know.’” With a fine arts degree from Herron School of Art and Design, Mordoh taught art for five years as an elementary school teacher in Washington Township before beginning her own interior design business after her son was born. “I realized that I wasn’t going to be a good stay-at-home mom,” she recalls. “When he was an infant, I was in a bowling league and told one of my teammates that I was going to do interior design. That afternoon somebody called me about it and that’s how I became an interior designer.”

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Mordoh enjoys combining unexpected elements, like this rustic antler and ornate chandelier.

Beauty and function lie at the heart of Mordoh’s work; the designer thrives on the challenges presented by finding harmonious solutions. “I love it when people challenge me because I like thinking outside the box,” she says. “It’s always fun when somebody makes you do that, you know, pushes you to do more.” Longtime client Rebecca Glazier says, ”Linda is so easygoing, yet works tirelessly to please her clients. I’ve worked with her from start to finish on two custom-built homes, and her knowledge and expertise are invaluable. She truly listens to what you want to achieve, and her attention to detail creates a unique story.”

A solarium Mordoh designed for a client


It’s not only clients who appreciate Mordoh; collaborators on her many projects enjoy working with her as well. “Each project with Linda is exciting,” says Debbie Harrison, lighting specialist with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery. “Her many years of experience, combined with her love for lighting, are reflected in her creative vision. She and her team are always a pleasure to work with.” Builder Scott Campbell concurs. “I’ve worked with Linda on countless show homes and clients’ projects, and when I think of her, three adjectives come to mind: dedicated, organized and efficient. Linda has a great vision, with a style that’s timeless, and yet ‘today.’”

on the computer. My clients want to touch the fabric, they want to see it. They want to see the wallpaper and the tile.”

Now 70 years old with no intention to retire, she plans to keep working, “to give the same great customer service and to keep doing this for as long as I can do it. I’ve had a great life, I have no regrets, and I’ve loved every minute of it.” Linda Mordoh’s tireless quest for functional beauty continues to bring joy to her clients and our readers alike, and we look forward to seeing what she’ll do next. sl

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Another kitchen, this one showcasing the unique and thoughtful lighting elements for which Mordoh is known

Having grown up with paper, pens and pencils, Mordoh has witnessed a sea change in her profession as computer aided design (CAD) has become the sine qua non of the design industry. “Now there are not very many catalogs. Everything’s done online: every price sheet, every pattern,” she continues. “I’ve had to learn how to move with the times, but I had to hire the right person to do it.” One of the very few designers in the city with all her own fabric and wallpaper books, Mordoh is still traditional in her approach, hand-drawing designs to incorporate into blueprints. “So I’m still very hands-on. I believe that you can’t see true colors 73






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The Inn at Bay Harbor is part of the Boyne Resorts family, and is also part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, delivering an elevated level of hospitality, comfort and service. With 45 holes of championship golf, a full-service spa, exceptional dining, access to boutique shopping and a central location for all manner of activities, the Inn is perfectly situated for both sporting and leisurely pursuits. Not only that, but it offers some of the most glorious sunsets this side of Cabo San Lucas. With the entire family plus one to accommodate, we chose one of the hotel’s popular tower king suites, with gorgeous views across the lake, and an adjoining room with two queen beds


For over a century, travelers have been discovering the extraordinary range of experiences that Northern Michigan has to offer. With hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline, dense forests, dunes and wilderness, Michigan is a year-round holidaymaker’s paradise, and it’s right on our doorstep. A couple of years ago my family and I visited during the winter for some skiing, tubing and related festivities; this year, towards the middle of summer, we decided to take our two teenagers and our French exchange student to the Inn at Bay Harbor outside Petoskey for one last hurrah before the start of the new school year and our guest’s return to his home across the Atlantic.

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Arriving around lunchtime, we quickly unpacked, then had lunch at the Cabana Bar by the pool followed by a leisurely dip. Here the service was relaxed and professional, but the kids (and their parents) were especially enamored of our server, who entertained us with all sorts of magic tricks. Even our son, who fancies himself as a bit of a sleight-of-hand artist, was thoroughly impressed. I, too, did my own bit of magic, making my ceviche and first glass of rose disappear in record time, so hungry was I after our journey. After our poolside lunch, the kids quickly repaired to the resort’s private beach on the lake, which is complete with cabanas, chaises and a game area featuring a giant chess board, cornhole and other activities.

The Inn at Bay Harbor, with a view of the pool area and private beach

and a Murphy bed for the kids. The latter was so popular that they now want one installed at home. A large living area with a gas fireplace opens to a full kitchen and dining space; the private bedroom has a king bed, fireplace, and oversized bathroom, and the suite is completed by two private balconies, both with beautiful Lake Michigan views. Other options include lakeside cottages adjacent to the Inn that offer charming, private lodging with all the resort amenities. Two-bedroom cottages sleep up to six and feature a first-floor entry with wraparound porch, full kitchen, fireplace, and dining area, all in a quaint community connected by pathways. 79

Much to our family’s delight, the Inn at Bay Harbor is a golfer’s dream, offering three nine-hole championship courses–the Links, Quarry and the Preserve. If, as we did, you combine two of the courses, you get a full round, which is best followed by a visit to The Links Grille at Bay Harbor Golf Club for a light lunch. On our next visit we plan to play at the nearby Crooked Tree Golf Club, also part of the Boyne Resorts group. Here, (the late) Arthur Hills and his team recently completed a range of updates to Crooked Tree’s finishing holes, from raising tee boxes to redesigning greens,

enhancing the charm and playability of an already amazing course. We can hardly wait to experience it. An enjoyable option for golfers and non-golfers alike, there’s also the Cliffview Cart Cruise, a scenic tour of six stunning locales along the Links/Quarry courses, offering photo ops galore.

For those in need of rest and recuperation after a hard morning on the links, the Inn’s spa provides a wide menu of luxurious services to restore body and soul. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the “Lemon Verbena Hydration” body treatment, which she described as simultaneously refreshing and relaxing. I made it a point to hit the resort’s gym daily (followed by a treat from the Inn Cafe, lest anyone think I’m too virtuous). Here, much to my wife’s delight, they serve Starbucks coffee and specialty drinks, so I didn’t need to drive into town to buy her a latte. The Cafe also offers gourmet sandwiches, salads, freshly baked pastries, The Purple Beet organic smoothies and Murdick’s ice cream, as well as a wide selection of Inn at Bay Harbor souvenirs, gifts, apparel and local art. Once everyone was up and moving each morning, the family enjoyed breakfast (a little later for the teenagers) in the resort’s The Sagamore Room. With an extravagant buffet, complete with donut and do-it-yourself waffle stations, there was more than enough for everyone. I routinely chose the excellent smoked salmon benedict from the a la carte menu.

On our first evening, my wife and I enjoyed a long overdue and much-appreciated date night at the hotel’s Vintage Chophouse, while the kids rode e-bikes (which are now on their birthday wish lists) into Bay Harbor Village for dinner at local favorite Knot Just a Bar. Afterwards, we all convened at the Inn’s firepit by the lake for s’mores and nightcaps. Having heard us enthuse over the Chophouse, the teenagers insisted on joining us for a return visit on the following night. Elegantly clubby with lots of burnished wood, earth tones and an imposing stack stone fireplace, the restaurant specializes in generous steaks and opulent wines to match. I don’t believe that our friend from France had ever seen a cowboy ribeye before, and the expression of pure bemusement on his face when one passed by our table was worth the price of admission.

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The Inn’s spa offers relaxation and respite.

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Although Northern Michigan is very much a four-season state, it is during the summer that it really offers the greatest number of possibilities. With long, warm days, cool nights and easygoing people, Michigan provides a perfect destination when it comes to planning a short vacation. I’m sure our French friend would agree that our quick trip to the Inn at Bay Harbor was a highlight of his visit to this country; it was certainly a highlight of our summer, and a place we will return to again and again. sl For more information, visit

Taking advantage of the Inn’s proximity to the village shops, we made frequent trips on bikes and e-bikes (a sound alternative for those of us of a certain age), where we explored the various chocolate and ice cream shops, boutiques and, of course, restaurants. Particularly impressive was Nomad, featuring a contemporary menu with influences from Mexico, the Pacific Rim and beyond. With many shareable plates, this is the perfect semi-casual spot for a larger group such as ours. Striking an altogether more traditional note, we also very much enjoyed the aforementioned Knot Just a Bar, with its well-prepared selection of fish, chicken, seafood and ribs. For this oenophile, perhaps the best find was Sip, a combination wine bar and shop where we enjoyed several excellent glasses with a charcuterie board and purchased a number of hard-to-find bottles to bring back home,

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including a lovely alternative to Chardonnay, Domaine de la Terre Rouge Roussanne from the Sierra Foothills. If you fancy Hermitage Blanc, this Euro-style Cali wine is for you. For a red, I picked the taut, perfectly balanced Cune Rioja Reserva –if you’re a “steak and potatoes’’ kind of eater, this refined Spanish classic should make you happy.

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Something that’s way overrated is…social media. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and seeing what others are doing; however, I see the negative effects of it in that people don’t know how to communicate in person–they are on their phones the entire dinner, or checking Facebook alerts while in a conversation with others.


I was traveling with a friend’s cousin and we hired a driver and went to Jaipur (a beautiful city painted pink) then Udaipur (home of lake palace in James Bond) and then Agra. In 1999, traveling in India was very difficult–bad, bad roads. We didn’t have the best communication with our driver and literally found out the Taj Mahal was closed for smog cleaning on Mondays… Couldn’t believe it! I went back to Agra six years ago and finally saw the Taj with my wife and kids; it’s truly a magnificent building property.

The travel destination that impacted me most is…Whistler, BC I spent three months there as a snowboard bum when I was 23, and learned to love and appreciate the mountains. I saved just enough money to buy a ski pass, and lived with a buddy in Whistler–it was like living a dream every day, snowboarding at arguably one of the best resorts in the world. A memorable experience was snowmobiling to the top of Squamish where helicopters were dropping people off to heli ski–we did it regularly!


Something that’s way underrated is…bread. Without good bread, whether it’s roti, naan, a bagel or a slice from a regular loaf, a sandwich is no good. To me, there’s nothing worse than a sandwich that’s ruined because of the poor quality of the bread. sl

I can’t live without... my espresso machine.

I learned way too late that... the Taj Mahal is closed for cleaning on Mondays.

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I started drinking coffee as a freshman in high school–too much coffee! I found lattes and espresso when I worked in Broad Ripple and used to frequent the Monon Coffee shop several times a day. Good espresso must have a good cream on top, otherwise it’s not worth drinking.

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Chris Evans, owner of Sangiovese Ristorantes at Ironworks and The Yard at Fishers District.

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Reis-Nichols Jewelers joined forces with Graham Rahal and Graham Rahal Performance on June 25 to host their first annual Wheels & Watches event. The Reis-Nichols parking lot was packed with car enthusiasts and a host of cars…some unique, some exotic, and some vintage. A watch auction was also part of the “Cars & Coffee”-style event, and all of the proceeds benefited the Graham and Courtney Rahal Foundation. Panuganti, Belnap, beeler, beeler Eldridge, Buckley Rahal,

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On June 16, The Blind Pig Speakeasy Shindig was held at the Columbia Club to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indiana Lifeline Law and the passing of Brett Finbloom. The event was attended by more than 175 people, and benefited the Indiana Youth Services Association’s Make Good Decisions program, which educates teens and young adults on the Indiana LIfeline Law, and the dangers of underage drinking, drugs and destructive behaviors. The event honored Brett’s life and his parents, Norm and Dawn Finbloom, who received the Sagamore of Wabash award for their unselfish service that has saved countless lives in the state of Indiana.

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The Indianapolis Opera hosted the 12th Annual Lobster Palooza at Daniel’s Family Vineyard & Winery on July 17. Over 250 guests attended the event, enjoying a New England-style lobster bake with specialty cocktails and dancing the night away to the Dean Martini Band. The evening supports the Indianapolis Opera and its year-round programming, and this year, it raised almost $55,000.


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On August 12, for the third year, the United Way held its daring fundraiser “Over the Edge with United Way.” Seventyfour brave souls rappelled down 300 feet above the sidewalk from the 23rd story at 200 North Meridian Street. The event drew many astonished onlookers, and raised more than $150,000 for the United Way’s Basic Needs Fund.





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1) Chandler Shirer, Tony Petrucciani, Todd Petrucciani, Bob Deschryver Bill Mooney, Jennifer Mooney, Glen Hoge, Cheryl Hoge JoAnne McDaniel, Janelle McManus Village of Merici Staff Vicki Dacquisto, Michael Collins, Wayne Collins Joe Guy, Kyle Guy Bret Horsfield, JT Larson, Andrew Skaggs, Mark Shoultz Colleen Renie, Jerrilyn Ramsey Marty Sperry, PJ Loehrer Mary Feeney, Mike Feeney Michael Hoffmann, Mary Ann Winslow Toby McClamroch, Mary McClamroch, Kristy Hayes Dennis Allen, Dustin Allen, Ed Ebenger, Tom Morales Enrique Boneta, Kevin Prefontaine, Billy Muffler, Noah Williams Joe Olson, Mike Flynn, Dave Funk, Schilling








June 13 marked the 7th annual year for the Village of Merici Charity Golf Classic. The tournament was held at Hillcrest Country Club to benefit the Village of Merici, a nonprofit organization that offers an independent lifestyle for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing one-on-one direct service support, affordable housing, and a variety of learning opportunities. Kyle Guy, NBA player for the Miami Heat, was the guest of honor, and the event raised more than $100,000.

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1) Rita Woll, Jessica Miller, Madelaine Schiering 2) Marta Spence. Victoria Lyras. Julia Ashton 3) Thomas Eggleston. Katherine Eggleston. Paco Argiz. Susie Young. Ron Young 4) Terry Lingner, Louise Lingner 5) Susie Young, Noelle Pulliam, Daniel Pulliam 6) Paco Argiz. Rita Woll. Lyn Piccirillo 7) David Andrichik, Paco Argiz, Roberta Wong 8) Jamie Gibbs, Dr. James Lemler, Sharon Lemler Paco

On June 11, The Indianapolis Ballet hosted 40 people at Dulcinea, the home of Jamie Gibbs and Paco Argiz, for a lively evening of cocktails and conversation. Strolling through the house and gardens, the group honored the many patrons and Board of Directors for their support and continued enthusiasm for The Indianapolis Ballet.

The Indianapolis Ballet is the first professional resident ballet company to be based in the Circle City in over a decade. Established in 2006, it is Indianapolis’ premier destination for pre-professional ballet instruction.



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1) Sonya McCormick, Hannah Nichols, Jennifer Helm, Lija Kancs 2) Janet Norton, Lori Nichols, Tammy Campbell, Therese Lopshire Jill Broome, Molly Broome Nancy Guzman, Martha Hernandez

On July 14, Reis-Nichols Jewelers and John Hardy hosted an immersive private party where guests were “transported to Bali.” Attendees experienced the essence of the island, enjoying Balinese-influenced cuisine while creating their own personalized perfumes with essential oils indigenous to Indonesia.The event celebrated the Balinese heritage of the John Hardy company.

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