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From the Editor-In-Chief Print is dead. Apparently we didn’t get that message, because even as the naysayers were tolling the death knell, Sophisticated Living survived – and fourished. Over the past decade, we’ve gone from 48-pages in our debut issue, to well over 640 pages spread out over fve magazines in Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and St. Louis (with more cities scheduled to open in 2014). How did all of this come about? It’s a question I get asked frequently, and the answer is much more ordinary than one would expect – lots of sweat equity and a little blind faith (or ignorance, depending on your perspective). Tere were no focus groups, feasibility studies or an infusion of outside capital. At the risk of sounding cliché, the magazine’s initial framework was literally sketched on a cocktail napkin during dinner at Te Bristol while our three-year-old daughter slept in my lap. Ten, as now, the heart and soul of the magazine is my husband Eric, who has borne the lion’s share of work in growing the company: from high level meetings related to opening new markets to picking up trash the day after our recent polo event. Tere are many people to whom credit is due for helping us reach this milestone; unfortunately the single page allocated to this column is sorely lacking in the space needed to acknowledge each and every one. My parents, Tony and Patti Bailey, who operated their own business together for many years in my youth, instilled in me an indomitable work ethic and provided insight on how to navigate the challenges and rewards of being partners in both work and marriage. Kay Matton, our “Associate Editor for Life”, is a constant source of support and reference and one of SL’s biggest cheerleaders. She came into our lives shortly after Eric’s mother succumbed to cancer, a meeting certainly attributable to more than happenstance as I can’t help but notice the particular brand of joie de vivre shared by both women. Our daughter Claire, a wise-beyond-her-years teenager who started “working” for the magazine as a toddler – patiently riding along in the back seat of our Volvo wagon for hours as Eric and I delivered magazines. She’s since held her own on press trips, weighs in on editorial and works hard at developing her writing portfolio and business acumen so that she can take over the reigns from her father one day, which all of a sudden seems to be in the not so distant future! Bittners, Picture Perfect Landscaping, Sam Swope BMW and Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse – each of these fne companies has demonstrated an unwavering belief in our vision by signing on as advertising partners for our debut issue and continuing in every edition since. We take pride in knowing that their afliation with our brand remains an important cornerstone of their business development. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the work of our outstanding contributors: graphic designer Jason Yann, who possesses the rare quality of being extremely creative, hardworking and jovial – all without a hint of ego; wine columnist and Master Sommelier Scott Harper, who has been with us since our frst issue; food writer Dr. Matthew Bessen, whose culinary musings have garnered heaps of praise from both readers and his peers in the journalism world; photographer Andrew Kung, another creative tour de force who is also refreshingly humble; Catherine Kung, (she and Andrew’s recent nuptials are highlighted in our current weddings issue) my go-to for assistance with hair, makeup and editorial direction for all things fashionrelated, who is living proof that a model can possess both style and substance; Michele Beam, for helping put our expansion plans into overdrive; and, all of the advertisers who have contributed to making this 10th anniversary issue our largest to date. A quote from Kay Matton’s associate editor’s letter in our debut issue still rings true today: “We hope that you take pleasure in perusing our distinct magazine – just as much as we have had in putting it together.”


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Sauternes and Chateau d’ Yquem How Sauternes grapes are grown is the most amazing process. Grapes are essentially allowed to rot on the vine. Te Sauternes region, just south of the city of Bordeaux, has a special climate, which produces the perfect storm of conditions for Botrytis Cinerea or “noble rot” (in French “pourriture noble”). This process would be a disaster for vineyard’s producing dry wines. Te Ciron River creates fog, and when this cool humid condition is followed by a warm, dry afternoon, the stage is set for the growth of Botrytis. Botrytis is a fungus that essentially attacks the grapes. Te mold pierces the skin of the grapes, dehydrating them, concentrating the sugars and favor compounds. Wineries harvest only by hand and make numerous passes through the vineyards to allow Botrytis to afect as many grapes and bunches as possible. This painstaking process, as well as the dramatic reduction in yields, drives up the cost signifcantly but produces a wine of great intensity and concentration that is oozing with the favors of honey, apricot, citrus, caramel and spice. In 1855 the wines of Sauternes were classifed. Tis sub region of Bordeaux, France within Graves produces some of the world’s greatest dessert wines. The classification of Sauternes is often overshadowed by the 1855 classifcations of the best red wines of Bordeaux. In fact many afcionados are unaware that Sauternes, despite being keenly aware of their superior quality, were classifed at the same time. Tere are three levels to the classification: Superior First Growth (Premier Cru Supérieur), First Growth (Premier Cru) and Second Growth (Deuxième Cru). Within the fve villages that can label their wines Sauternes (Sauternes, Barsac, Fargues, Preignac and Bommes), there are principally three grapes grown. Te most important is Sémillon. Semillon comprises the majority of the blend and has a waxy or lanolin texture combined with the honey and citrus favors. Sauvignon Blanc is secondary and lends the crispness, keeping the sweet wine from being cloying, along with lemon and a slight herbaceous quality accompanied by tropical fruits. Lastly the Muscadelle grape lends foral qualities. Once the grapes are harvested, the wines are fermented. Te fermentation is stopped, so copious amounts of natural grape sugar are left, making it a deliciously sweet wine. Often aged in oak to add complexity and flavor, these wines are capable of ageing for decades and, in the most exceptional cases, even longer.

Written by Scott Harper, Master Sommelier

Château d' Yquem, Sauternes In the simplest of possible terms, Chateau d’ Yquem is legendary; it stands alone as the only Superior First Growth in Sauternes. The Chateau has produced wine for over 400 years and has the resources to simply not produce wine in poor years such as 1992 and 2012. Additionally it will send its pickers through the vineyards over a dozen of times to pick only ripe Botrytis grapes. It is no wonder why a half bottle of the wine costs hundreds of dollars. D’ Yquem will occasionally produce a dry white wine simply labeled Y. It is modestly labeled Bordeaux Blanc, and while I have never tried it, its reputation is excellent. Te luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) now owns Chateau d’ Yquem after hundreds of years of family ownership. Tomas Jeferson, while minister to France and before becoming President of the United States, learned of the great estate while in France, and when he returned, he purchased the wine for himself and George Washington. Tasting note on 1982 Château d' Yquem I have tried this wine twice, once in the late 1980s and again in 2013. Both times by the generosity of a wonderful lady named Sandy. Te stage was set nicely by enjoying a delicious bottle of 1982 Chateau Mouton-Rothchild with dinner. With the Sauternes we served the classic accompaniment, blue veined cheese. Te color was golden copper. Te aroma leaped from the glass with favors of honey, caramel, apricot, sweet citrus, fresh cream, vanilla and light baking spices. Te wine on the palate was rich, sweet but not cloying, with bright acidity and a rich viscous texture. Te fnish was insanely long with all the favors lasting in the palate for what seemed like hours. An absolutely incredible bottle of wine that stands as one of the fnest dessert wines I have ever had the pleasure to try. Tank you, Sandy! Additional Recommended Sauternes Château Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Bommes (Sauternes) First Growth Sauternes and Château Rabaud-Promis, Bommes (Sauternes) First Growth Sauternes. sl

A Certifed Wine Educator, Scott is one of 135 professionals in North America and 211 worldwide who have earned the title Master Sommelier.


Curating a Lifestyle: Elevating Exoticism

Written by Amelia and Jef Jefers

While Asian buyers display an enthusiastic appetite for antique material culture, there is a strong interest in contemporary art and jewelry, as well. Tis triptych is by Chinese-born Michigan artist, Chuang Che. Sold, Garth’s, $45,790.

Beginning with Marco Polo’s fantastic descriptions of his adventures across Cathay, our collective Western curiosity about an exotic Eastern world has seemed, at times, insatiable. The earliest visitors to Asia were compelled to return by the indescribable sights and sounds they experienced. Returning home laden with trinkets and treasures reminiscent of the unique styles, favors and culture of the region was the norm. Even today, despite the instantaneous (and voyeuristic) opportunities to connect with people all over the globe, travel remains the only way to immerse and truly experience a culture that is distinctively diferent from the relative homogeneity on our side of the globe. Souvenirs remain tactile reminders of our time there. One of the world’s oldest civilizations, China, developed in near isolation until the Age of Discovery brought European ships looking for new trading partners and prompted the start of a robust export economy that would last through the 21st century. It should come as no surprise that the earliest demand for Chinese exports was for the eponymous porcelain goods now known to the world as “china”. Decorated to appeal to each specifc market for which it was created, china made for export was inspired by the bits of material culture brought by Western traders to the Eastern shores. Coins, fabrics, paintings and the visitors themselves served as valuable illustration of the world in which the end-users lived. For centuries, collectors all over the globe valued these exported treasures. Today, as China flourishes and thousands of new millionaires every year look for creative ways to faunt and enjoy their wealth, the export goods that drove an economy and made history are not what appeals to this generation of spenders. After all, exported goods were always intended for someone else.


Wealthy Chinese buyers are motivated to buy back their culture: the everyday and ceremonial objects that cumulatively tell the ancestral story of China. Tese buyers crave carvings (particularly in rare and precious materials), jewelry and textiles - objects that were never intended for export, but found their way out of China via a steady stream of tourists and on to mantles, bookshelves and attics throughout the Western world. For the most part overlooked by their Western caretakers, good Chinese antiques explode in price when they reach the market in a qualifed venue with Internet exposure. Te appetite and voracity with which Chinese collectors pursue the best objects is truly inspiring. With just a bit of study, understanding the passion is simple: these buyers love quality, beauty, luxury and (most importantly) their heritage. Under one Chinese Dynasty (the now revered Qing period), not quite perfect was not quite acceptable, and objects that did not meet the strict standards of the emperor were destroyed. It isn’t surprising that examples of antique porcelain, jade and ivory from that period consistently outperform any other. The burgeoning interest in Asian antiquities is driving tastemakers everywhere to look to the East for interior design and fashion inspiration. So, break out that Rose Medallion punch bowl and set it on the silk embroidered shawl Aunt Millie brought back from her trip in the 60s. Eastern exotic is hot, and the auction forecast is calling for an Indian summer. sl

Amelia and Jef Jefers are the co-owners of Garth's Auctioneers & Appraisers, an international frm located outside Columbus, Ohio.

International transport of ivory is quite restricted, but antiques with appropriate paperwork are generally exempt - allowing bidders from all over the world to compete on the oldest and best objects. Tis vase was intricately carved in three pieces by a well-known artist. Sold, Garth’s, $55,813.

Buddha statues are infnitely collectible, but early examples from tribal regions of Asia are particularly hot in today’s market. Tis 18th Century Mongolian example has a wonderful surface. Sold, Garth’s, $70,500.

Tis jade bowl embodies the major factors driving a bullish Asian Arts market: luxurious materials, incredible workmanship and authentic age. A lucky collector in Hong Kong now enjoys it in his collection. Sold, Garth’s, $162,500.


Perfect Powder Pursuits

Aerial view of oceanfront estate homes on Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island Written by Bridget Williams

“White denim, white shoes and white wine…it’s time for Kiawah,” a friend wrote on her Facebook newsfeed to relay the start of her annual Southern summer sojourn. A barrier island of just 13.5 square miles located 15 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah’s frst summer home neighborhood was established in 1954, though its history of habitation stretches back to the Kiawah Indians, who ceded the island to the Earl of Shaftesbury in 1675. The island as its known today, encompassing a unique combination of public/private amenities – including championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Watson and Tom Fazio, clustered condominium developments, a fve-star beachfront resort hotel, the member’s only Kiawah Island Club and a host of upscale neighborhood concepts carefully planned to exist in harmony with the topography – began to take shape in 1974 when Kuwait Investment Corporation acquired the property and developed a master plan. 36

An exhaustive list of activities and the area’s immense natural beauty has endeared and enticed generations; once you enter through the gated entry, you are forever part of the Kiawah Island family. While there are short-stay and rental properties available at nearly every price point, each ofering a distinct vacation experience, there exists a strong sense of community, spurred on by an active group of property owners that hail from around the globe. Kiawah’s busy multi-use asphalt path covers some 30+ miles, and a leisurely pedal on one of the ubiquitous beach cruisers instantly removes any feelings of pretense. Te hardpacked sand on the wide beaches provides another 10 miles for biking, running and walking. Keep an eye out for one of the approximately 600 American alligators living in the brackish and freshwater ponds that dot the pathways; some days they seemed to be omnipresent, while on others they proved to be quite elusive.

Te Beach Club is the summer social hub for members of the Kiawah Island Club.

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Te Cassique Club House with the 9th hole of the Cassique golf course in the foreground.

Property owners and registered island guests have access to the diverse offerings provided by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Host of the 2007 Senior PGA and the 2012 PGA Championships, the Ocean Course was ranked the #4 Public Golf Course in U.S. and 25th amongst the 100 Greatest U.S. Golf Courses by Golf Digest. Its corresponding brick and wood shingled clubhouse is ideally suited to take on the attractive patina provided by the salty air and constant coastal breezes. A fine dining experience awaits at The Atlantic Room, where Executive Chef Jonathan Banta’s seasonal creations are lovely enough to take your eyes off the view of the ocean and the 18th green. Also ranked on Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Public Course list, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point golf course boasts a traditional design that tests strategy and accuracy. Tom Fazio is responsible for the design of the par-72 Osprey Point course, with a topography that encompasses four large natural lakes, saltwater marsh inlets and the Deep South’s hallmark dense maritime forests. Also a par-72 course, Oak Point is laid out on the grounds of a former cotton and indigo plantation. Redesigned by Gary Player in 1996, the Cougar Point golf course 38

features a mix of short and long par-fours, risk/reward par-fves and scenic yet challenging par-threes. Dining options are numerous and run the gamut from fne dining at The Ocean Room inside The Sanctuary Resort to a diverse lineup of casual eateries scattered amidst fashion and home boutiques and upscale grocery and sporting retailers at the newly opened Freshfelds Village, which lies just outside the island’s security station. Arguably one of the most treasured dining experiences and the longest standing tradition on Kiawah is the Mingo Point Oyster Roast and BBQ. A clearing on the banks of the Kiawah River canopied by ancient live oaks provides a picturesque setting for one of the largest oyster roasts in the low country. Following a bufet dinner of Southern specialties, adults can grab a rocking chair to admire the sunset or dance to live music, while the children are entertained with planned activities and a presentation by the Kiawah naturalists. The most exclusive amenities belong to property owners who are members of the Kiawah Island Club. Golfers can enjoy Cassique, a 7,050-yard, par-72 course designed by Tom Watson to be reminiscent of British links, or the Tom Fazio-designed

Left to right, from top. Kayaking on the Kiawah River at sunset. Photo by Patrick O'Brien. Steamed oysters being prepared at Mingo Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Dolphins in the Kiawah River near Cougar Island. Photo by Patrick O'Brien. New home construction in Indigo Park.

7,039-yard River Course, with six holes that play along the river’s edge and the remaining fairways and greens nestled up to marsh savannas, ponds and maritime forests. Both courses are complemented by architecturally distinct clubhouses accentuated by distinguished dining opportunities. Consulting Chef Tom Colicchio designed the menu at Voysey’s at Cassique; attentive and well-versed dining attendants as well as the striking interior design and exterior vistas make Kiawah Island Club Executive Chef Doug Blair’s skillful implementation of the menu even more memorable. Adjacent to the River Course is Sasanqua, a member’s only spa with treatment rooms that seem to float over the tall marsh grasses. Designed both inside and out to blend in with its natural surroundings (including low country derived ingredients in treatment products), the sound of falling water coming from a fountain at the start of the cantilevered walkway to the front entrance induces a state of tranquility that is blissfully maintained throughout the duration of time spent within Sasquana’s soothing environs. Designed by the same architect responsible for the clubhouse at the nearby Ocean Course and ideally positioned amidst the dunes along Kiawah’s most secluded stretch of

beach, Te Beach Club has been the hub of Te Kiawah Island Club since it opened in 1994. With separate pools for families and adults-only, an ocean-front bar, beach attendants and water sports activities, both fine casual and swimsuit casual dining options and a sport shop, Te Beach Club provides a comfortable home base for sublime summer idling. Guided by a stalwart eye for environmental sensitivity, clustered home sites are planned and released gradually over time, leaving large swaths of the island still undeveloped. Taking the conservation approach even further, Candace Dyal, president of Dyal Compass LLC and a long-time Kiawah Island homeowner, is developing Indigo Park, which is comprised of 16 home sites boasting picturesque views and enough eco-friendly amenities to attain LEED certifcation while remaining incredibly low-maintenance. Released in mid-October, Kiawah’s newest development, Ocean Park, is situated on the island’s farthest tip, offering unparalled privacy and views of the neighboring Ocean Course amidst the ancient cathedral oaks and quiet marshlands. For all that Kiawah Island has become, what has remained constant is the pursuit of simple pleasures with family and friends that continues to enchant and entice generations of visitors.


Omni Mt. Washington Resort Written by Eric Williams

There’s something undeniably alluring about America’s historic grand dame resorts; the charm of yesteryear resonates through their grand gathering spaces and architecture that has stood the test of time to become an unabashed symbol of the pursuit of leisure. The Omni Mt. Washington, built in 1902 and situated at the base of 6,288-foot Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast and surrounded by the 800,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, is certainly part of this esteemed group. Te iconic peaked red roofine of the Spanish Renaissance architecture is particularly striking in winter in comparison to the monochromatic backdrop created by mountains blanketed in snow. Also on the property is the quaint Omni Bretton Arms Inn, a restored 34-room inn and National Historic Landmark built in 1896. Omni Hotels began management of the property, which also includes Bretton Woods, New Hampshire’s largest ski area, in 2009, and has embarked on a continuous campaign of 40

upgrades and improvements across all areas of hotel operations, totaling in excess of $70 million to date. Some of the most notable include a restoration of the 18-hole Mount Washington Golf Course, a new 25,000-square-foot spa, 20,000-squarefoot conference center, outdoor pool complex and renovated guestrooms, lobby and public spaces. The design of new wallpaper in the guest room corridors pays homage to the hotel’s original Tifany stained glass lighting fxtures. Each of the 200 guestrooms and suites were designed by Beaty and Brown of Richmond, Virginia to have a distinct residential appeal. A new Family Suite encompasses 1,400 square feet and features a living room with a freplace and two separate children’s rooms. Additional lodging opportunities on the sprawling campus include more than 60 fully furnished condo units ranging in size from two-to-fve bedrooms and 50 contemporary guestrooms in Te Lodge, located just steps away from Bretton Woods.


Te lobby of the historic resort, constructed in 1902.

Updates to the Omni Mt. Washington Resort’s casual food and beverage venues include converting a Prohibition-era speakeasy into Te Cave, a cozy tavern with stick stone walls that takes design cues from an English pub; refreshing the menu at Stickney’s to a pub-style steakhouse with an emphasis on farmto-table fare; and converting a former train station into Fabyan’s Station, a family dining venue inspired by railway history. My arrival for a long weekend getaway last winter coincided with record low temperatures. With weather not ft for man or beast, I wasn’t surprised to learn that a planned dog sledding excursion had to be rescheduled to the following day. So after settling in and getting my bearings by exploring the property, I headed straight for the heated outdoor pool, easily discernable for the veil of steam enveloping it. Getting out was the hard part – the mad dash to cross the 15 feet from the edge of the pool to the warmth of the locker room was brutal. The following morning we caught the hotel shuttle to the Bretton Woods ski area. Ideal for skiers of all abilities, the property offers alpine skiing and snowboarding with 102 downhill trails and glades, as well as a full-service PSIA ski school, 42

rentals, clinics and special events. Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are also available on a 60-mile tracked and skate groomed trail network, including more than six miles of dog-friendly trails. Winter hiking trails, ice-skating and snow tubing are also ofered. Te same trail network also makes for enjoyable mountain biking and day hikes outside of ski season. Introduced last season, a program of guided winter adventures are led by a talented team of guides who take guests of every ftness level skiing deep into the woods, climbing ice-covered clif faces, snowshoeing to high summits and beyond. Also introduced last season, a partnership with New England Disabled Sports provides expanded programming, adaptive equipment and experienced volunteers to help persons with special needs experience the outdoors. At the top of a new 2,000-foot T-Bar near the summit of Mount Stickney, a new 600-square-foot log cabin with an exterior stone freplace and interior wood stove is a cozy spot to warm up in between runs. Following a full day on the slopes we arranged for a horsedrawn sleigh to escort us to dinner at the four-diamond Bretton Arms Dining Room, recently renovated along with the rest of

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the historic inn. Chef Matt LeRose ofers seasonal menus that refect the North Country setting. Our second morning began with a few runs down the slopes before trying out another way to descend the mountains: the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour. Opened in 2008 and available year-round, participants skim the treetops while descending more than 1,000 feet via a network of nine zip lines. In between, there are crossings of suspension bridges, repelling of wood platforms and hiking trails to reach the next line. Following lunch, temperatures had risen enough to allow the aforementioned dog sledding excursion to get the go ahead, and the experience was certainly a highlight of the trip. Cocooned in blankets within the two-person sled, a powerful team of Alaskan Husky sled dogs was guided by an experienced musher around the grounds with the historic resort serving as a dramatic backdrop. Considering our nearly non-stop itinerary of exhilarating outdoor excursions, capping off the trip by unwinding in the 25,000-square-foot spa seemed apropos. Of the 13 treatment rooms, many with striking mountain views, there are five dedicated massage rooms, one couples treatment room, three

facial rooms, three multi-purpose rooms, and a deluxe wet room with a Vichy shower and treatment tub with air jets and color therapy. Te Spa also has a full-service “image center” for haircare, manicures and pedicures; a fitness studio outfitted with Cybex strength training equipment, cardio machines with individual entertainment systems and free weights; private locker rooms; a heated indoor pool and whirlpool and a year-round outdoor pool complex. As part of its commitment to sustainability, The Spa at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort offers customized Herbal Garden Treatments. The newest signature lineup is focused on herbal healing with ingredients sourced from the resort’s private herb garden. The Spa uses its own Mountain Mist line of customized spa products, created from local botanicals and named for the “misting” that is often seen on Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Whether its zipping down the side of a mountain, discovering new culinary delights or enjoying having the kinks worked out by the hands of an experienced masseuse, the Omni Mt. Washington Resort serves up opportunities for oohs and aahs in abundance. sl


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Te beloved Sock Monkey is celebrated with images culled from Ron Warren's collection of some 2,000 of these playful creatures. Arne Svenson & Ron Warren - Sock Monkey - Hardcover, 160 pages, teNeues ( Photograph Š 2008 Arne Svenson. All rights reserved.


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Shot by award-winning photographer Mark Nixon, this book showcases 60 images and background tales of teddy bears and other stufed animals that have been lovingly abused after years of play. Mark Nixon - Much Loved - Hardcover, 128 pages, Abrams Image (

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Te Royal Canadian Yacht Club defends its title at the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Daniel Forster for Rolex Following a fercely contested week on the water, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) was confrmed as winner of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) Invitational Cup presented by Rolex. In the process, the Toronto-based club successfully defended the title it won in 2011. The third edition of the popular biennial competition, held from September 7-14, welcomed 20 international yacht club teams from five continents and 13 diferent countries to Newport, Rhode Island. Te regatta, first held in 2009, is open to a limited number of the world's pre-eminent yacht clubs with crew composition strictly limited to non-professional sailors. With each of the 10-member crews racing identically matched Swan 42s, the competition promotes Corinthian sailing, rewarding preparation, teamwork and tactical expertise. It’s a concept admired and embraced by those taking part.


Race start on Day 1 of Newport


Opening Ceremony - Harbour Court, NYYC's on-the-water clubhouse in Newport

“For me this is the best regatta in the world. Te amateur component is very unusual and adds something attractive to the event. Newport is a great sailing venue, where everyone seems to know about the sport,” remarked Javier Scherk, skipper of Spanish entry Real Club Náutico de Barcelona. “ Bruce Foye, skipper of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) team, one of the entrants to travel from furthest afeld explained: “It feels like a dream to come here. To sail in these waters, against international yacht clubs and represent the CYCA is something that we feel very honored to do. We have come to Newport to sail with the spirit of the event and enjoy the atmosphere.” Te CYCA was one of three clubs representing Australia. Te feet also comprised yacht clubs from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom as well as four United States entries. As defending champion, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) began the competition as the team to beat but faced a determined onslaught from 19 skilled teams over fve days of competition. Helmed by Terry McLaughlin, the 1984 Olympic Silver medalist in the Flying Dutchman, the RCYC arrived in Newport with their entire winning crew from 2011, the only change being the inclusion of an additional


crew member, a result of an increase to the crew weight limit permitted in the class rules. Surprisingly, the RCYC began the competition poorly, not fnishing higher than seventh in the frst three races including a disappointing 14th in the frst race. Competition debutants Larchmont Yacht Club displayed the most consistent sailing on Narragansett Bay with three consecutive second places in the opening races, ensuring they carried the Rolex gold spinnaker as the standings leader. “The main thing that we focused on was starting in a clear lane and sailing straight, minimizing how much tacking we were doing,” explained tactician Cardwell Potts. Also mounting a promising start was the Japan Sailing Federation, the best performing non-North American team in the previous two editions. A fourth place on day one suggested the team was ready to mount a more sustained challenge for the title in 2013. “Te level of competition is higher than last time,” admitted helmsman Eiichiro Hamazaki, another sailor to enjoy the event’s alluring combination of competition and social activities. “Racing is very competitive, friendly and enjoyable. There is a high society atmosphere with the social events.” Three successive 10th place finishes during the middle of the competition ultimately extinguished the Japanese crew’s chances of challenging for the title.

Close downwind crossing between Royal Tames YC (GBR) and YC Argentino (ARG).

Royal Canadian YC (CAN) earning one of their two wins on Day 3.


Royal Swedish YC (SWE) sailing downwind.

Royal Yacht Squadron (GBR) onboard THE CAT CAME BACK.


Te crew of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club celebrating their title.

By the third day of the week the RCYC was easing into the competition. A further bullet, followed by a third and a seventh on the penultimate day of racing, enabled the RCYC to move ahead of Larchmont Yacht Club for the frst time in the week. It set up a beautifully poised fnal day. Te Americans were faced with the challenge of overcoming a tough, but manageable six-point gap. On the fnal day, Larchmont Yacht Club’s main adversary proved to be the weather and not the Canadian crew. In contrast to the 20 knots of breeze that heralded the first day of competition, the final day proved frustrating for both an expectant fleet and race committee. After a patient wait for breeze, racing eventually got underway in about seven knots of wind on Rhode Island Sound but a rapidly dying breeze eventually forced the abandonment of racing as there was be no possibility that the race could be completed within the time limit allowed. Te abandonment of racing meant the results from the previous day would stand. “We had a 200 metre lead,” said Nick Burns, skipper for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. “If we had actually finished it would have been marvelous, but this is sailing. It was the right thing to do [abandoning the race]; we had the last of the breeze and we never would have got to the top mark. It was sheer luck. Te wind lasted for us a tiny bit longer than for anybody else.”

“Te competition at this regatta is getting better and better every year,” refected McLaughlin. “Anyone who is here for the frst time has learned a lot and wants to come back.” Larchmont Yacht Club sealed an impressive second place while the fnal podium place belonged to the Royal Tames Yacht Club from the United Kingdom, who celebrated its status as the top nonNorth American fnisher. The week’s sailing and social events again proved popular with thoughts already turning to the next edition in September 2015. “We’ve had a fantastic time here, the hospitality offered by the locals and the NYYC has been absolutely tremendous. We’re keen to improve and do better in two years time,” explained Philippe Rogge, tactician for the Royal Belgian Sailing Club. For its excellence on the water, the Royal Canadian Yacht Club was rewarded with the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Trophy and a Rolex timepiece at the fnal prizegiving held at the New York Yacht Club. “Te competition at this regatta is getting better and better every year. Anyone who is here for the frst time has learned a lot and wants to come back,” said McLaughlin at the awards ceremony emphasizing his belief that the competition will be that much tougher in 2015. “On and of the water, no one does it like the New York Yacht Club,” he added. sl


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MARVEL AT MODERN A primer on the 12th edition of Art Basel Miami Written by Bridget Williams From December 5th through the 8th, the Miami Beach Convention Center will be home to Art Basel’s 12th edition, drawing 258 galleries from 31 countries around the globe that will be showing artwork ranging from modern masters to the latest contemporary works. A select group of younger American galleries are taking part in the show for the frst time, including Elizabeth Dee (NYC) and Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago) in the show’s Galleries sector, 47 Canal (NYC) in the Nova sector, and Bureau and Real Fine Arts (Brooklyn) in the Positions sector. Refecting the international show’s growing link to Asia, new galleries from the region include Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok) and One and J. Gallery (Seoul), both in Positions. The focus of the show remains its Galleries sector, which includes 195 of the world’s most established galleries. Notable frst-time participant Pace/MacGill Gallery (NYC) is one of the leading international photography galleries. After a brief hiatus, Art Basel in Miami Beach is also welcoming back Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), P.P.O.W (NYC) and Timothy Taylor Gallery (London). Several galleries who previously exhibited as part of Nova or Positions have progressed to the main sector of the show, including Gavlak Gallery (Palm Beach), Ingleby Gallery (Edinburgh, UK), Kavi Gupta Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Mezzanin (Vienna), Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Reena Spaulings Fine Art (NYC), Galeria Nara Roesler (São Paulo) and Wentrup (Berlin). Younger galleries, 34 in total, will be offered a platform to present work made in the last three years by one, two or three artists as part of the Nova sector. Te Positions sector will focus on curated booths presenting a single artist, representing 16 artists in total. Taking a cue from the long running success of a dedicated sector for prints and limited-edition works at Art Basel’s show in Basel, an Edition sector is debuting in Miami with 13 exhibitors,

including first-time Miami participants Alan Cristea Gallery (London), Crown Point Press (San Francisco), gdm (Paris), Pace Prints (NYC), Paul Stolper Gallery (London) and Singapore Tyler Print Institute (Singapore). Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of Public Art Fund, has been tapped to serve as curator of Art Basel’s Public sector, which will transform Collins Park into an outdoor exhibition space with large-scale sculpture, video, installations and live performances. “Te growing importance of Art Basel’s Public program refects both the strong desire of artists to work in ways that initiate a direct encounter with the public and the investment that many galleries now make to help artists realize their most ambitious ideas. The result is an opportunity for everyone in Miami to engage with great contemporary art in a highly accessible public setting,” said Baume. Seizing on the infux of collectors and curious visitors, south Florida’s top museums and private collections time their strongest exhibitions to beef up their visitor’s rolls. Miami’s leading private collections – among them the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Te Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the Rubell Family Collection and World Class Boxing – will be opening their exhibition spaces to guests of the international art show. The Pérez Art Museum Miami will open its new Herzog & de Meuron designed building in December with exhibitions including 'Ai Weiwei: According to What?' and commissioned projects by Yael Bartana, Bouchra Khalili, Hew Locke and Monika Sosnowska. On display at the Bass Museum of Art will be 'Piotr Uklański: esl', while the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami will present 'Tracey Emin: Angel without You.' 'Phyllida Barlow: HOARD' will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art, and the Wolfsonian-FIU will show 'Te Birth of Rome' and 'Rendering War: Te Murals of A. G. Santagata.' For more information visit sl

1) From the Galleries sector - Stephen Friedman Gallery: Kehinde Wiley, Jean de Carondelet III, 2013 - Courtesy Art Basel, the artist and the gallery. 2) From the Edition sector Polígrafa Obra Gràfca: Nelson Leirner, Cada cosa en su sitio 5, 2013 - Courtesy Art Basel, the artist and the gallery. 3) From the Nova sector - Galerie Micky Schubert: Sue Tompkins, Sue Me (Big City Shriek), 2013 - Courtesy Art Basel, the artist and the gallery. 4) From the Galleries sector - Pace/MacGill Gallery: Irving Penn, Mascara Wars, New York, 2001 Courtesy Art Basel and Condé Nast Publications. 5) From the Positions sector - Kalfayan Galleries: Stefanos Tsivopoulos, History Zero, 2013 - Courtesy Art Basel, the artist and the gallery. 6) From the Galleries sector - Salon 94: Marilyn Minter, Pearly Whites, 2013 - Courtesy Art Basel, the artist and the gallery. 7) From the Galleries sector - Tomio Koyama Gallery: Hideaki Kawashima, green, 2010 - ©Hideaki Kawashima, Courtesy Art Basel and Tomio Koyama Gallery.










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Over Achievers Top lots fom recent auctions that far exceeded expectations

Te top lot at Freeman's September Saford Collection auction in Philadelphia was a handpainted Russian urn produced by Nicholas I’s Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg. Estimated at $150,000-200,000, the rarity of urns this size (32 1/2"H, 24" D) undoubtedly factored into the winning bid of $494,000.

At Freeman’s Photographs & Photobooks auction on September 10, an editioned portfolio of “Te Last Sitting” by photographer Bert Stern set an auction record by selling for $41,250—more than four times the estimate. Te portfolio of ten photographs received quite a bit of media attention over the summer due Stern’s death in June 2013 and because of the photographs’ subject matter. “What’s interesting about the photos is that they were taken before any of the Vogue makeup artists or editors arrived on the set. It was just Bert and Marilyn. While it’s fairly common to see one of these photos sell at auction, a complete portfolio of ten portraits is more rare,” said Photographs & Photobooks Department Head Aimee Pfieger. Photo courtesy of Freeman's.


A pair of chased brass overlaid teak side chairs designed by Lockwood de Forest realized $242,500 in Bonhams Fine American & European Furniture, Decorative Arts & Silver auction on September 25, more than four times their pre-auction estimate. Once situated in the hallway of de Forest's New York home, these chairs refected his passion for the Indian Craft Tradition. Te splendid chairs, which were later owned by William Randolph Hearst, are now headed to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, who prevailed in the ferce telephone bidding war with noted authority on late 19th century furniture, Margot Johnson. Photo courtesy of Bonhams.

Te Joseph DuMouchelle Fine Jewelry Auction held in the spring astounded bidders with a fnal bid totaling $348,000 for an antique Tifany & Co. lady’s pendant with a pre-auction estimate of $125,000 - $175,000. Te platinum and gold heart-shaped pendant, circa1895, featured a central 15.06 ct old mine cut diamond, graded by the GIA as a natural fancy yellow color, clarity VS1. Bidding for the diamond opened at $150,000 and quickly escalated.

A $4 Stella gold coin fetched $2,574,000 (more than doubling the presale estimate) during Bonhams Tacasyl Collection of Magnifcent United States Proof Gold Coins sold on September 23 in their Los Angeles salesroom. Te 1880 Coiled Hair Stella joins the ranks as one of the 10 most expensive US coins ever sold at auction.

Smashing its pre-sale estimate of $150$300, this American early 20th century carved wooden eagle push toy with moving wings on a wrought iron frame and original paint sold for $9,400 at Garth's September Country Americana: Painted Furniture, Folk Art & Accessories auction.

At Tomaston Place Auction Galleries’ August sale, there was applause from the auction audience when a 15th Century Italian Carrera marble bas relief plaque of the Madonna and Child, attributed to Tino di Camaino, surpassed its $10,000 to $15,000 presale estimate and brought $109,250.

One of the most charismatic of all the great pre-war Grand Prix racing cars - the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35 '50013' - Scuderia Ferrari Nr '65' sold for £5,937,500 (US$ 9,443,997) including premium at Bonhams Goodwood Revival in September, creating a new world record for an Alfa Romeo sold at auction. Photo by Bonhams/Pawel Litwinski.



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Bergs and Bogeys World Ice Golf Championship Te “greens” are white and the ball is fuorescent orange for this most extreme of golf tournaments, held in March more than three miles north of the Arctic Circle on the west coast of Greenland in the little town of Uummannaq, where temperatures can fall below 50˚C. Mother Nature serves as the architect for the course, laid out on a thick ice sheet that covers the ford leading to the town from December through May. Each year the nine-hole, par 36 course is played twice daily over two days by 20 golfers from around the world with a handicap of up to 36 that drawn by the challenge and the breathtaking scenery. sl


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Double Take Places and spaces worthy of a second look Written by Bridget Williams To commemorate our 10th anniversary, we culled through our archives of homes we have featured and destinations we have visited, a task that brought to mind parallels with Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go!. Refecting on the timeline of imagery presented us with a similarly adventurous and colorful chronicle of the magazine’s evolution. Selecting a few dozen images to highlight among the thousands at our disposal was certainly an arduous task that created a great deal of passionate debate in the ofce as to which ones should make the cut. It is interesting to note that some of the rooms, even though they were designed more than a decade ago, are still relevant today, a testament to the talent of our outstanding interior design community as well as our commitment to featuring projects that favor timelessness over trendiness.


From "An American in Paris" in the July/August 2011 issue. A picture frame aptly surrounds the view from the Eifel Suite at the Plaza AthĂŠnĂŠe in Paris. Photo by Guilaume de Laubier.


From "Joie de Vivre" in the July/August 2011 issue. Homeowner Dottie Cherry was known to "dress" the terra-cotta model of the Companion of Diana after Ren Fremin 1772 in a colorful sari for special occasions. Te window treatment was inspired by the London fat of Pauline de Rothschild. Interior designer Rick Jenkins had the unique edge treatment painstakingly accomplished with pinking shears. Te mirror above the console is by Tomas Johnson, a protĂŠgĂŠ of Chippendale. Te circular rug, purchased at auction, once belonged to Sister Parish.

From "Hollywood Hearkening" in the May/June 2006 issue. Te Highlands home of Stephen VanHooser and interior designer Wayne Jenkins of Jenkins & Eliason Interiors was extensively renovated and restored. Te Brunschwig & Fils wall covering in the foyer is based on a 1919 design. A pair of rock crystal lamps from the Merriweather estate in Palm Beach rest atop a 1940s Art Deco sideboard purchased in Paris.


From "Split Personality" in the March/April 2006 issue. Te garage of this Cherokee Gardens home was expanded by six feet to accommodate a second-story guest suite and exercise room and ground foor pool house. Inside, interior designer Ron Wolz of Bittners traded the timeless elegance of the main house for a more hip South Beach-style. Te painting above the freplace is by Larry Forgard of Sarasota, Florida.


From "Family Ties" in the May/June 2012 issue. Co-designed by Susan Moloney and her daughter Alix Rice, the entire second foor of Rice's 1932 Frederic Morgan cottage is given over to the master bedroom suite. Hanging above the mantle is a limited edition poster, one of two left in the world, commemorating a collaboration of German artists Albert Oehlen and the late Martin Kippenberger in the late 80s/early 90s.

From "Ecclesiastical Elegance" in the November/December 2011 issue. Mike Cadden of Promaster Contracting converted a historic church in Anchorage into a spacious and airy home for an active young family. Near the narrow farmhouse style table in the dining area is a split staircase with gothic-inspired iron balusters and painted wood handrail. In the kitchen, a combination of open and closed shelving allows for an artful display of everything from pretty plates to children’s artwork while keeping more mundane necessities hidden from view.


From "Waterford: A Historic Estate for a Modern Family" in the July/August 2010 issue. As part of the renovations and improvements to the landmark Glenview estate built in 1912, homeowners John and Elizabeth Lenihan added a new kitchen open to a large conservatory with an Englishstyle glass ceiling that can be opened for ventilation. Noted Nashville-based interior designer and antique expert Mary Spalding advised the couple throughout the process.


From "Rhapsody with Blue" in the May/June 2012 issue. Te wine cellar in the lower level of a home designed by Harriet Trietz of the Lee W. Robinson Company was built to the husband's exacting specifcations, beginning with a pair of heavy forged iron gates by Bluegrass Ornamental at the entry.

From "Seeing Tranqullity" in the March/April 2013 issue. Oxblood grasscloth wall covering makes a bold statement in the library of this newly constructed river bluf home with interiors designed by Michael Hoskins, of Hubbuch & Co. Underfoot, the Stark carpet is a subtle counterpart to the room's lively colors and patterns.


From "Break from Tradition" in the May/June 2006 issue. Te Mockingbird Gardens home of Lynn and Henry Sanders displays an interesting juxtaposition of contemporary and ethnic global infuences. In the breakfast room, a Nelson saucer pendant lamp hangs above a clean-lined table surrounded by bentwood Tonet armchairs.


From "Orange Crush" in the September/October 2007 issue. Ron Wolz of Bittners allowed the architecture of the penthouse in the Mercantile Lofts, including punchy orange window casing and ebony-colored concrete foors, to guide the interior design process. Te dining area provides unobstructed views of the downtown skyline. Te dining table is from Baker’s Archetype line, while the X-back dining chairs are from Barbara Barry’s collection for Baker.

From "Rejuvenation" in the March/April 2007 issue. Interior designer Kip Rodrigue designed the contemporary kitchen in the Crescent Hill condominium of Graham Clark and Samantha Sims. Te foor plan of the unit is conducive to casual living and entertaining as there are no walls separating the living, kitchen and sitting rooms from one another.


From "Race to the Finish" in the May/June 2007 issue. Horse racing infuences can be found throughout Beverly and Owen Tompsons' Hurstbourne Estates home, designed by Ron Wolz of Bittners. Saddle medallions hang near a Hermès racing silk that Beverly purchased for a mere $10 at a local peddler's mall.


From "Cold Spring" in the July/August 2006 issue. Te paneled drawing room is the showpiece on the main foor of Cold Spring, an estate constructed in 1867 by Joshua Speed on part of the original Farmington plantation. Anchoring the room is an antique museum-quality French Aubusson carpet.

From "Living History" in the January/February 2006 issue. Te homeowners retained interior designer Lee Robinson to completely redesign the main level of this six bedroom, three-story antebellum-style home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Te library showcases the husbands' collection of antique and rare books, some of which were given on loan to the American Library Association for a traveling exhibition. Robinson had the walls faux painted with photographic accuracy to resemble English pine.


From "Garden of Delights" in the November/December 2006 issue. Patrick T. Welsh of Bittners was responsible for the interior design at Linclif, a Glenview estate completed in 1911. A traverse hall runs from one end of the home to the other - from the kitchen to the solarium. Todd Deepsch painted the barrel-vaulted ceiling, accented with gold leaf.


From "No Place Like Home" in the March/April 2006 issue. Te interior of this Hamptons-inspired home that abuts a 12-acre nature preserve in the Lime Kiln area refects the homeowners' desire to create an elegant but comfortable abode. A freplace tucked away in one corner of the living room is fanked by a pair of settees upholstered in cotton duck fabric. Te bookshelves hold varied treasures: family photographs, a Civil Ware-era feld surgery kit and a relic from the Byzantine Empire to name a few.

From "From the Sea to Kentucky" in the November / December 2005 issue. Homeowner Roy Mattingly retained interior designer Amy Cimba of Bittners to imbue his home with subtle references to the coastal areas around Martha's Vineyard where he vacations annually. Te bench was custom-made by the furniture shop at Bittners. A pair of pine columns from the 1800s mark the entry to the formal living room.


From "Tradition with a Twist" in the November/December 2006 issue. Situated on 20 bucolic acres in eastern Jeferson County, this home is an idyllic retreat for a large, active family. Interior designer Ron Wolz of Bittners said a Hershey Bar wrapper was the inspiration for color of the lacquered walls in the dining room. Te carpet is from Stark.


From "Colonial Revived" in the March / April 2010 issue. Designed by Lee Robinson, the inspiration for what the homeowners' dubbed "the green room" came from a photograph of a historic English manor house.

From "Spruce Hill" in the July/August 2005 issue. Tis historic estate on 12-acres in the Nitta Yuma enclave was home to Steve and Terri Bass, who retained interior designer Lee Robinson to personalize the interiors. In the library, a pair of ormolu Louis XVI wall sconces fank a portrait of Terri and her daughters by Michael Carter. Custom de Gournay wall covering painted on silk graces the walls of the stair hall.


From "Lakeside Refections" in the May/June 2013 issue. Te Lodge at Titilaka on Lake Titicaca in Peru features 18 lakefacing rooms on three foors connected by a central hallway. Te all-inclusive resort features a host of varied excursions that allow guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural environment and the indigenous people.


From "Victorian Grandeur" in the September/October 2004 issue. Interior designer Ben Small of Bittners spent four years working with the homeowners to design, build and outft a faithful reproduction of a Victorian era home. With its deep, warm tones and hand-painted mural by Jim Hurst, the dining room is a nod to 19th century Kentucky interior design. A gilt medallion complements a mid-19th century crystal chandelier.

From "Rostrevor Revisited" in the September/October 2008 issue. Te focal point of the dining room is a three-section Sheraton-style pedestal table surrounded by shield-back chairs, all made by the artisans in the Bittners custom furniture workshop. Ben Small of Bittners was chosen to oversee the monumental task of orchestrating the interior design of the historic estate, built in 1908. Te hand-painted wallpaper panels are from de Gournay. Te antique English bi-color marble mantel is original to the home.


From "Imperial Adventure" in the July/August 2012 issue. Located in a former palace built in 1879, the 5-star Softel Fès Palais Jamaï in Morocco sits within the walls of the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


From "Ferragamo's Florence" in the September / October 2013 issue. Te living room at Villa le Rose, originally owned by the Medici family in the 15th century and a former Ferragamo family home, is available for rental as part of the Lungarno Collection. A maximum of 15 guests can luxuriate in magnifcent surroundings resplendent with ornate frescoes in all rooms, fne antiques, grand public spaces, and six private en suite bedrooms.

From "Destination London" in the November / December 2012 issue. Te sleek Spa Relaxation Room at Te Dorchester hotel in London adds a contemporary edge to 1930s Art Deco glamour.


From "Petite Paradise" in the the January/February 2013 issue. An open air living room of a twobedroom cottage on Petit St. Vincent, a private island that is part of the Grenadine Island chain in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A total of 16 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom cottages are spread amongst twomiles of white sand beaches and on the blufs.


From "All in Good Fun" in the March/April 2006 issue. Interior designer Lee Robinson worked hand-in-hand with the homeowner of this Rolling Fields home to create what he calls "a happy house". In the living room, double-deep bookcases set on a raised platform were designed to display the homeowner's extensive book collection. Fortuny fabric was used on the armchairs in front of the custom wrought iron railing. Te antique Mardi Gras pirate fag was purchased at a local antique shop.

From "Trophy House" in the May/June 2011 issue. Interior designer Lee Robinson chose the 'Russian Malachite' wall color from his eponymous paint collection to highlight an assemblage of silver racing trophies and a set of Royal Worchester horse plates in the study of a home on a small farm in Midway, KY. Fabric from Duralee was used for the drapery and armchair upholstery.


From "Rockledge: a Glenview Estate" in the May/June 2005 issue. "Male" and "Female" sculptures by John Tuska are given prominence in the gallery of the Tudor revival home built in 1911 on the edge of a river bluf in Glenview.


From "Devil's Elbow" in the January/February 2007 issue. Ted Jackson carefully restored a historic barn on a 60-acre farm near Corydon, IN, which included excavating underneath to create 1,600-square feet of cozy living quarters. Dottie Frank of Bittners was responsible for the interior design. Stones for the freplace were taken from the foundation of an old cabin on the property. Bookcases on either side were custom-made in Bittners furniture workshop.

From "Breaking the Mold" in the March/April 2007 issue. Interior designer Lee Stough showcased her ingenuity with combining difering styles and periods in the English Tudor-style home she shares with her husband John. Over the freplace with its original carved limestone surround is a 19th century painting by the French artist Leghers. Te upholstery on the English club fender is comprised of fragments of a tattered oriental carpet, original to the home, that John found in the trash.


From "Dartmouth Delight" in the January/February 2008 issue. Te dining room in the home of Michael Judd and Ben Small, an interior designer with Bittners, was created from joining the former breakfast room and maid's bedroom. Light from the room's 22 candles, wall sconce and mirrored chandelier bounces of of the lacquered azure blue walls. Te table is set with Chinese export Canton dinner service and sterling fatware in the Kings pattern from the 19th century. A painting by Kathy Tuggle hangs over the sideboard.


From "Heaven Can Wait" in the September/October 2006 issue. Te late Larry Townsend's afnity for the Beverly Hills Hotel inspired the wall covering in the kitchen of his 18,000-squarefoot Anchorage home.

From "Happy Chic" in the September/October 2011 issue. Interior designer Lee Robinson wielded exuberant colors and playful accents with panache in the renovation of a river bluf home. Separated from the living room by open shelving on either side of the doorway and from the family room by pocket doors with leaded glass inserts, hot pink wallpaper from Designers Guild in a pattern reminiscent of crocodile leather draws everyone in for a closer look.


From "Calm, Cool & Collected" in the January/February 2013 issue. In the living room of this Highlands home, interior designer Lee Robinson had the Gustavian-style sofa upholstered with Jim Tompson fabric to match the drapery, while the Chippendale camelback sofa sports printed velvet from Clarence House. Julie Blockman’s photograph, Queen, 2010 is displayed above the freplace. A painting by Damien Hirst hangs near the entrance to the family room.

From "Sunshine Status" in the January/February 2010 issue. Te Presidential Suite in the Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach boasts 2,693 square-feet with two bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.


From "Purposeful Perspectives" in the March/April 2012 issue. "Te Card House" was conceived as the hub of a family-focused entertainment compound at the heart of a historic landmark Lexington-area farm. Jon Carloftis designed the grounds, while Matt Carter was charged with the interior design.

From "Holiday Inn" in the November/December 2012 issue. Te crown jewel of the carefully planned landscape surrounding an Anchorage home built in 1896 is a unique swimming pool and water feature comprised of a koi pond and terraced waterfalls.. Heated year-round, the aquatic environment can be enjoyed even when Christmas carols echo the halls.


From "A Pied-à-Terre Beyond Compare" in the May/June 2009 issue. Te extensive renovation of the penthouse unit in Te Harbison, a historic building on West Main Street in downtown Louisville, was orchestrated by architect Frank Pierce and interior designer Ron Wolz of Bittners. In a home full of superlatives, Pierce's pièce de résistance is a foating staircase with a custom wrought iron railing.


From "Color Teory" in the September / October 2010 issue. Te furniture-grade cream-colored cabinetry in the spacious kitchen of this Hurstbourne home was crafted by Artistic Kitchens to conceal utilitarian appliances.

From "Tird Time's a Charm" in the September/October 2010 issue, the kitchen of this home in the Lime Kiln area was designed by Atteberry Smith. Interior designer Ron Wolz of Bittners bought the architectural relic above the cooktop at auction.


From "Country House Chic" in the March/April 2012 issue. Te drawing room in the Mansion House at Coworth Park, a country house hotel located on 240-acres in the idyllic Berkshire parkland just 45 minutes from central London. Coworth Park is the only hotel in the UK to feature its own polo felds, and equestrian references abound throughout the interiors.

From "Ferragamo's Florence" in the September / October 2013 issue. A comfortable seating area in the lobby of the Hotel Lungarno in Florence, Italy overlooks the Arno, the largest river in the region, and ofers panoramic views of the famed Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the picturesque city.


From "Rustic Sophistication" in the January/February 2006 issue. Te "cabin room" of this country estate is an actual 17th century log cabin that was removed in pieces from its original site in rural Virginia and painstakingly reassembled piece-by-piece to serve as a cozy family room.

From "A Home for the Holidays" in the November/December 2009 issue. Te spacious den in the Anchorage home of Michele and Stuart Ray also serves as a trophy room. During the Christmas holidays, lighted greens, pheasant feathers, ribbon and large red column candles on wooden candlesticks fll the mantel.


From "Purposeful Perspectives" in the March April 2012 issue. Tis living room designed by Matthew Carter displays both direct and indirect references to equestrian pursuits. Te chandelier is from Dennis & Leen. "Race Horse" a painting by Milton Avery (1885-1965) hangs in a niche in the bar at the far end of the room.

From "Rustic Refnement" in the March/April 2010 issue. Designed by Lori Andriot of Bittners, space that was formerly a garage was transformed into a spacious living room with a vaulted ceiling accentuated by decorative hand-hewn barn wood trusses. Te painting over the mantel is by Louisville artist David Schuster.


From "Recipe for Success" in the July/August 2005 issue. Te combination library/dining room in the home of Walter Martin and Gary Stewart is punctuated with vivd color, textures and patterns. Avid collectors, they added built-in bookshelves to display their burgeoning collection of Imari porcelain and Stafordshire fgures. Te crimson-striped wall covering was one that Martin, an interior designer with Bittners, was always particularly fond of but couldn't convince any of his clients to use.

From "Gilded Ages" in the September / October 2012 issue. Te smoking lounge in the Cloister at Sea Island utilizes indigenous woods such as Pecky Cypress for the millwork and ceiling.


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Timing and tenacity are two important factors Matt Jamie, founder of Bourbon Barrel Foods, cites in the enormous success of his gourmet food and lifestyle brand, headquartered in the Butchertown Market. A veteran of the food service industry at all levels – from dishwasher to chef – Jamie began mulling over ideas for a unique niche in the gourmet food market in the early 2000s. Honing in on artisan soy sauce, he undertook an arduous research and development process that drew parallels with the history and heritage of Kentucky’s bourbon distilling tradition, ultimately resulting in his frst bottle in 2007. Te recipe for soy sauce is deceptively simple – soy, wheat, salt, water and yeast – and what sets Jamie’s Bluegrass Soy Sauce apart are the quality of the ingredients and the aging process. He uses non-GMO soy beans from a Kentucky farmer who exports a good deal of his harvest to Japan; soft red winter wheat originates from the same farm that supplies the Maker’s Mark distillery; limestone fltered spring water is trucked in from Bardstown; and, pure ocean sea salt is harvested along the Pacifc coast. 106

Jamie refers to the repurposed bourbon barrels used for aging as the sixth ingredient. The soy sauce is aged for 12 months, a factor that places it among the super premium category in a peer ranking. Renewed interest in recent years regarding America’s native spirit proved to be quite a boon for the company. “Being a blonde-haired guy in Kentucky that makes soy sauce using bourbon barrels is good for generating buzz, but the quality of our products backs up the hype,” he remarked. Annual production is approximately 20,000 gallons. For perspective, Jamie points out that Kikkoman plants in the US cumulatively turn out 200,000 gallons per day. “Tey probably spill more in an afternoon than we make in a year,” he joked. During our recent visit, there were 125 barrels of soy sauce at various stages of the aging process; the cache represents America’s only micro-brewed soy sauce. Jamie’s magic touch even extends to the by-products of the soy making process: his spent smoked mash is highly sought after by local and regional chefs. 107


Te company’s rapid growth and product line expansion in both its retail and wholesale/food service business has given Jamie the opportunity to delve deeper into Kentucky’s culinary roots and reintroduce both novice and professional cooks to products like sorghum. “Kentucky has always been a lead producer of sorghum, so it’s part of our identity. There’s something very romantic in taking a somewhat forgotten crop and making it relevant again, and chefs are really excited about it right now,” he said. Increased demand and sales have resulted in the ability to purchase equipment that allows a bit of easing up on the amount of sweat equity required for each batch of soy sauce, though Jamie points out that he recently spent a day inside the smoker cleaning and performing routine maintenance. You won’t fnd him complaining, as the huge smoker, which is used to produce bourbon-smoked sugar, sea salt, paprika and pepper, is a vast improvement over his original one, which he likened to a dorm-sized refrigerator. Inking a partnership with Woodford Reserve proved to be a huge catalyst for the company’s growth. “In four months we expanded at a rate that would have taken us four years before,” explained Jamie. His line of products crafted in collaboration with Woodford Reserve includes aromatic bitters, sorghum and sassafras bitters, mint julep sugar, bourbon vanilla sugar, seasoning blends, spiced cherry bitters and bourbon sorghum vinaigrette. “Although I knew there was something unique about what we were doing, I never would have imagined this,” says Jamie, as he takes a pivoting glance around the production area. Te recent shipment of a 1200-pound palette to Harvey Nichols in London is evidence of just how far the company’s renown has

spread. Highly regarded and touted chefs such as Sean Brock, Mike Lata, Charlie Palmer, Edward Lee and Eric Ripert are a few notable fans of the company’s products. Starting in 2007, production, aging and warehousing largely occurred within the confines of a 1,300-square-foot pole barn in the Butchertown Market; today the company headquarters utilizes in excess of 10,000 square feet in the same building. Te interior of the corporate ofces perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the brand, complete with the comforting smell of toasted wood. Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, a gleaming GE Monogram theatre kitchen with a window overlooking the production area is hub of the headquarters and an indicator of the company’s future growth strategy. Formerly a nondescript boardroom, the high-ceilinged space boasts a bar, table, stools and light fxtures crafted by Jason Cohen using spent bourbon barrels. A cadre of co-workers, who are also Jamie’s close friends and family, complements the homey atmosphere. Chef-in-residence Jessica Greis utilizes the theatre kitchen to test and showcase recipes using Bourbon Barrel Food products that allow consumers to “eat their bourbon.” The space has also been host to book signings, dinners and cooking demonstrations with local chefs and is available for rental by corporations and groups seeking a unique venue for their meeting or intimately scaled event. All of the fttings and furniture are for sale, which is part of Jamie’s vision to make his company into a complete lifestyle brand. “Tere are scores of books devoted to the wine country lifestyle, and I think we have that same refned simplicity with bourbon that presents us with a similar opportunity,” said Jamie. sl 109

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Dining at 211 Clover Lane Written by Dr. Matthew Bessen Photography by Andrew Kung

In 1939, the cinematic wizards at the MGM Studio transported a Kansas farmhouse from its prairie isolation to the center of a bustling village. A merry celebration promptly ensued. Absent the fourishes of brilliantly clothed singers in miniature, Andrew Smith, owner of 211 Clover Lane, has achieved a similarly wonderful translocation. Instead of moving a building, his restaurant transports diners away from their familiar urban landscape to spend a blissful hour or two in a cheerful, immaculate, whitewashed rural homestead, enjoying cooking the likes of which never appeared on Auntie Em’s table. Both inside and out, 211 displays well conceived country elegance. Te tree-shrouded patio seating area is accented by a whimsical wishing well. The safety rails flanking a descending stairwell are customized sections of horse-farm style fencing. Te exterior windows, large enough to give passersby a glimpse of the softly lit patrons, are framed by sober black shutters and dainty flower boxes supporting a fragile row of yellow blossoms. The dining space itself is segmented with individual rooms holding intimate clusters of two or three tables, as well as two private rooms behind mullioned French doors, each with a single larger


table. Whether a classic ivory toned mantelpiece, uncluttered built-in shelving or alcoves housing jumbo ceramic vases, the embellishments are unobtrusive and yield to the air of simplicity and order produced by walls of vertical white wood panels rising from the hardwood fooring. Out at my imagined American farmhouse, the hired hands and the employer’s family take a break from work to share a congenial midday meal, all under the watchful eye of a toughminded matron in an apron who holds court. Between the front door and the dining room lies the parlor where the farmhands get to “cool of” for a bit before they settle down to eat. Tis was the same process I witnessed at the 211 lounge. In the late evening, informal visitors, frequently wearing blue jeans or plaid shirts, mingled on cream upholstered Louis XV chair, between sips of beer and bites from the dessert menu. All this took place beneath a high arched ceiling pierced by skylights and a colossal 18-arm chandelier with custard color lampshades to fll the expansive space. A row of wicker barstools was arrayed before a well-worn mahogany structure whose counter surface was constructed from broad copper plating. Behind the bar, the bottles were housed in shallow shelving

typifying a gentleman landholder’s small library, endowing the spirits with the civilized dignity of leather bound tomes. Most of the dining patrons were less casually dressed, but animated conversation continued to flow freely. Ellana and I chatted a little more freely with the aid of a pair of fresh grapefruit martinis. The ingredients included Luxardo Maraschino, Dolin dry vermouth, fresh grapefruit juice and Bittermen’s hopper grapefruit bitters. Topped by a propeller blade of oregano leaves and an arc of grapefruit, it was at once refreshing and complex.

As it would for a genuine farmhouse kitchen, Chef Troy Schuster’s menu changes from week to week to accommodate the most recent harvest. I tried baked sweet pepper stufed with goat cheese, golden raisins and pine nuts. Tey were the picture of scarlet hued cannoli with snowy cheese spilling from the ends. Tere were telltale grill marks on the outside of the pepper, suggesting it had been roasted prior to baking. I was surprised to fnd the pepper fesh had more sweetness than the juicy raisins that hid inside. Tis appetizer was a fne foil for a glass of Tarima Hill Monastrell, a silky Spanish red wine with hints of blackberry and oak. 115

Ellana selected parmesan fan with prosciutto, beurre blanc and shiitake mushrooms. Shaped like a little golden pill box with a brown rim, supporting perky sprigs of thyme and a translucent ribbon of the succulent Italian ham, it proved light and airy. The flavor of the delicate mushrooms served alongside was a sublime addition, sufciently mild to allow the tasty parmesan to predominate. We shared a roasted beet and mascarpone cheese Napoleon with cress and shallot vinaigrette. Stacked like platters on a turntable, this dish was a petite layer cake with cheese in the place of icing, dripping out slowly from between the magenta bands of roasted root. Gradually, the mascarpone evolved into a pink sauce as we assaulted the plate with our forks. The last appetizer, a grilled Vidalia onion salad with cremini mushrooms, watercress and balsamic, was distinguished by the balance of the


tart dressing against the earthy coolness of the mushrooms and onions. Curiously, the strongest favor came from the watercress, which competed with the lingering dressing. Several diners we spoke to remarked about the buttery texture of the Creekstone farm flet mignon, which was a popular entrĂŠe. My enthusiasm for seasonal vegetables inspired me to select Yukon potato gnocchi with sautĂŠed spring vegetables and white wine butter. Theses were husky potato creations, large enough to be the fngers of an NFL lineman. Topped by a layer of shredded parmesan, they lay alongside fame roasted artichokes, grape tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, petti pan squash, shallot and rapini. The wine sauce was infused with an herbal flavor and hints of citrus. Te dish achieved the delicate expression of freshness to which it aspired.

Chef Schuster made skillful use of seasoning with a bold grilled bobwhite quail with crispy polenta, braised rapini and balsamic glaze. The meat brought a warm, peppery sensation to the tongue, which alternated playfully with the soothing creaminess of the polenta. We also sampled pan seared diver scallops with roasted corn and leak risotto. Ardent fan of the leek’s unique flavor that I am, I was not disappointed by the mellow risotto studded with pebble-like roasted corn kernels. The scallop preparation encased them within a masterfully executed caramelization and succeeded in evoking memories of summertime at the seashore. When Ellana selected blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream, our expectations centered on the humble fare familiar to generations of farm kitchen cooks and their guests. The appealing berries were as fresh as any which might be plucked from the bramble along the farmhouse back fence, but the dish we received made inventive use of the cobbler concept. Standing like a small silo, the ice cream formed the dome and rested on

an elevated platform of dough, richly browned on top and bone white below the surface, which in turn sat on a tall dark fruity cylinder. Te whole confection looked as if it had been separated from the pan by a round cookie cutter and had the appeal of a blackberry bread pudding. Just as impressive, in an unpretentious way, was the chocolate pot de crème. Presented on a dish with a paper doily, which might have seemed silly in any setting other than the plain, shimmering white walled building in which it was served, the ceramic ramekin turned the glistening chocolate surface into a tiny ice rink sporting a whipped cream “boulder,” which then supported a single sharp pointed mint leaf, like the feather projecting from Robin Hood’s cap. Te frst spoonful coated my mouth in a viscous chocolate luxury, the way I imagine a fulllength fur coat would envelop its owner on a chilly evening. Like our entire experience at 211 Clover Lane, this was a case of simple embellishment that ft perfectly in a friendly, laid back and sophisticated atmosphere. sl 117

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A record crowd of more than 1,200 spectators converged on Oxmoor Farm for the annual Sophisticated Living Polo World Cup, presented by Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty. The afternoon kicked off with round robin play that pitted defending champions, Lenihan Sotheby’s against the Sophisticated Living team. During match play, spectators enjoyed a bufet lunch of Southern favorites prepared by Bristol Catering along with gourmet wood-fired pizzas served piping hot from MozzaPi’s gleaming copper oven. At one end of the tent, Don Freytag from Ocean Vodka served up signature Bloody Marys, while Trey Zoeller and his team from Jeferson’s Reserve were pouring samples of their small batch bourbon at the other. Children (and a few adults) lined up for a snow cone before heading over to take their turn riding a miniature pony. Owners of Porsches, Jaguars, Land Rovers and Audis set up elaborate tailgating spreads to compete for a commemorative stirrup cup from Seng Jewelers as part of the Blue Grass 120

Automotive tailgating competition. Interior designer Lee Robinson judged the presentations, and after careful deliberation awarded Hill and Jennifer Harcourt top honors. In the championship match, which saw team Land Rover square of against team Lee W. Robinson Company, a back-andforth battle ensued throughout the duration of the action-packed match, with the Lee W. Robinson Company team winning by a single goal scored late in regulation play. At the conclusion of play, players, sponsors and spectators gathered in the Land Rover trophy rose garden, designed and installed by Stephen Wood and his crew at Picture Perfect Landscaping over the course of two days. Scott Davis of Seng Jewelers presented each player on the runner-up team with an engraved silver stirrup cup, while the winning team members received a gold version. As John Lenihan handed the perpetual trophy over to the care of Lee Robinson until next year’s contest, the group was doused with celebratory sprays of Korbel champagne. 121

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Red Dot Art Fair, Wynwood Art District in Miami, FL; 17th annual Dining Out for Life; diningoutfor Design Miami; Art|Basel Miami Beach; NADA Fair, Miami Beach; Christmas in the Courtyard, Wakefeld-Scearce Galleries; Rodes Personal Shopping Day, Rodes for Him & for Her; Holiday Wreath Making Class, Yew Dell Gardens; Whitehall’s Victorian Christmas Tea, 2:45pm; Bardstown Road Aglow, dusk; Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour; The Brown-Forman Nutcracker; Garth’s Vintage & Fine Jewelry Auction; 133


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Jon Mand, 417.2837 $1,399,000

Chuck Pence, 291.4739 $1,495,000

2111 Indian Chute – Locust Hills Miriam Burich, 553.3348 $524,000

Terri Bass, 424.8463 $2,350,000

Eric Seltz, 594.4700 $3,195,000

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7818 Farm Spring Drive – Spring Farm Mary Nancy Chatel, 457.4884 $1,425,000

3602 Halls Hill Road – Crestwood Nell Bradley Pearce, 338.2499 $869,000


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Judith Glick, 592.6959 & Lynette Masterson, 643.4445 $969,000

3226 Boxhill Lane – Glenview Lynette Masterson, 643.4445 $779,000

7009 Penfeld Place – Sutherland Nell Bradley Pearce, 338.2499 $559,000

15205 Chestnut Ridge Circle – Lake Forest Karen Kraft, 727.1070 $699,900

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15303 Fairway Vista Place – Lake Forest Joe McLaughlin, 387.7653 $715,000

8620 Westover Drive - Estates of Hunting Creek

6900 Windham Parkway – Sutherland Judith Glick, 592.6959 $455,000

Pamela Lawson, 558.7064 $749,900

3720 Fairway Ln – Rolling Fields Eric Seltz, 594.4700 $547,000


11708 E. Arbor Drive – Anchorage Mary Wiegel Davis, 403.6308 $497,500

14457 River Glades Drive – River Glades Mary Wiegel Davis, 403.6308 $2,100,000

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2301 Arnold Palmer Blvd. – Lake Forest Karen Kraft, 727.1070 $668,000

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To thank their friends and colleagues in a big way prior to their departure from Louisville, Mike & Charlene McCallister rented Corbett’s: An American Place for a private dinner and celebration. Te McCallister’s aren’t severing all of their ties to the Bluegrass: Sheeran Howard King and Jennifer Gorman Stetzler of Palazzina Interiors are designing their new home in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Jennifer Stetzler, Sheeran King, Mike & Charlene McCallister

John Dayton, Mike McCallister, Pam Slung

Bruce & Sharon Goodman, Rick Bruns

Melanie Todorof, Barbara Sexton Smith

Latrice Muir, Lamont Curry

Charlene & Ryan McCallister, Kristina Sescon

Tom Noland & Vivian Ruth Sawyer, Vincenzo Gabriele


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Jef & Isabel Bringardner, Rick Dufy

Jim Murray, Mike McCallister, Norman Callahan, Junior Bridgeman

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Dr. John N. Lewis House, National Historic Landmark, Circa. 1838

Atteberry Smith Homeplace opening winter 2013 hen Dr. Lewis arrived in Louisville with his family in 1838, they found a thriving community. Mechanized water travel via the steamboat had turned this sleepy little river town into a major hub of trade and commerce. By 1840 Louisville’s population had swelled to well over 20,000 citizens and would continue to grow tenfold until the turn of the century.


In this same year the Board of Trustees for the Old Bank of Louisville hired James H. Dakin, one of the most infuential architects of the day, to design and build a grand structure worthy of the city’s newfound wealth and status. Today this small-scale Greek temple inspired structure on Main Street is considered one of the most sophisticated examples of Greek Revival architecture in America. This façade is now the main entrance to Actors Theatre of Louisville.

While we know little of Dr. Lewis’ life, his family connections surely would have allowed him to admire frsthand the great architecture of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. But the style of his new home would be more infuenced by the Greek Revival plantations of the south. Perhaps Dr. Lewis came to Kentucky with a vision for a grand country home after a visit to his prestigious cousin and Governor of the Louisiana Territory – Meriwether Lewis. Dr. Lewis purchased a fve-acre tract of land from Daniel Gilman, who operated a roadhouse tavern on the dusty trail toward Frankfort, Kentucky. Later renamed St. Matthews, Gilman’s Point became the frst stop east of Louisville for the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railroad. (to be continued)

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Held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, a highlight of the South Beachthemed soirÊe to beneft the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center was a fve-course dinner prepared collaboratively by eight of Louisville’s most respected chefs.


Photography by Chad Henle

Nora King & Michael Wraken

Scott & Lara Weddle

Janelle & Chris Richardson

Debbie Epperson, Debbie Barnes

Tammy & Allan McClure

George & Terri Cecere, Kathy & Steve Hockey

Irv & Pat Stumler

Patrick Moore, Briane Moore & Kitty Henry, Lynnie Meyer

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Jeanne Ferguson and Carla Sue Broecker co-chaired the preview party for the 40th Bellarmine University Designers’ Show House, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust and the Bellarmine University Women’s Council. Proceeds from the party, boutique and house tours will be directed to the Women’s Council’s Endowed Scholarship Fund for Bellarmine University students.

Grahame Horsell, Melissa Cline

Stephen & Lynda Lambert, Madeline & Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson

John & Mary Reisert, Dr. Joseph McGowan

Allie Wood, Jo Ann Gammon

Abby Simms, Tyler Skaggs, Cathy Roux, Amanda Tyler

Rosemary Kirkland, Bonnie Boland, Kay Matton

Nancy Laird, James & Diane Buchart, Artie & Cooper Buschmeyer 144

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The Art to Beat Cancer 2013 Collection is made up of 40-50 paintings by artist Doyle Glass. 6x6 to 16x20 inch oil-on-linen, the paintings represent a variety of subject matter, including landscape, still-life and fgure. An anonymous supporter has offered a generous matching gift to double the impact. All sales beneft the Kim and Doyle Glass Endowed Developmental Therapeutics Research Fund and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The purpose of our endowment is to provide funding to support the discovery and development of new novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer at JGBCC. It is the ONLY endowment of its nature at JGBCC. More information can be found at doyleglassfneart.

Art To Beat Cancer 2013 Beneft November 22, 2013 5:30-10 PM The Green Building, 732 East Market, Louisville

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The Speed Art Museum put a modern twist on the speakeasy concept by revealing the super secret location for “Te Big Hush�, their 5th annual Patron Circle Members Party, via text message the day of the event. Encouraged to dress in period costumes, guests willingly obliged, channeling flappers and prohibition-era tough guys.

Siofra Rucker, Elizabeth Rounsavall

Alan & Shelly Kamei, Max Shapira

Larry Shapin & Ladonna Nicolas

Cap & Judy Hoskins

Hope & Matt Gardiner

Jim White, Nick & Ursula Melhuish, Cheri White, Kate Latts, Andy

Ghislain d'Humieres, Don Freytag


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Steven Bowling, Emilee Coomes

Suzanne Weaver, Steve James, Mark & Martha Slaughter

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Adam Hays, Whisky Brand Champion for Brown-Forman, presented several fights of premium bourbon as part of Blackacre Conservancy’s annual Bourbon Tasting and Dinner. Proceeds from the event will support Blackacre’s mission to preserve its natural features, promote environmental education and share its cultural heritage, including a historic 1844 farmhouse, with the community.

Photography by Chad Henle

Steve & Sharon Kerrick

Stuart Benson, Laura Fulton

Kate Lindsay, Missie Mussler, Dawn Crof

KC Schneider, Liza Marret

Amy Wakeman, Natalie Bajandas, Kelly Garvey

Tom Garity, Tracy Cutting

Adrianne Dubins, Kris & Stephen Fenley 150

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Deborah Greenwald, Janice Mueller


Serving as the cornerstone of KMAC’s fundraising initiatives for the past three decades, the 2013 Bourbon Bash celebrated the Art of the Chef and the Craft of Cooking. Held at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, the event featured a seated dinner prepared by the city’s fnest chefs; bourbon tastings; and an exclusive exhibition and silent auction of celebrity photographs by Gene Spatz.

Photography by Chad Henle

Angela Hagan, Chef Nancy Russman, Clayton Gentile, Michele Beam, Daniel Maye

Larry Shapin & Ladonna Nicolas

Beth & Chase Speiden, Lisa & Neal Balien

Mike & Elizabeth Mays, Marigny & Jon Bostock

McCauley Williams, Grant Adams

Steve Williams, Mike Stillman

Jody Howard, Laura Jones, Charity Beck-Ghali


Jef & Isabel Miller, Deborah & Henry Cuvero

Heather & Mark Preston, Gordy Gahm & Stacey Shafer

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Brown-Forman was the presenting sponsor of the 10th annual Cabbage Patch Auction, held at Te Gillespie. Proceeds from the event represent nearly 20% of the funds needed for the organization to continue its work of equipping and empowering at-risk children, youth, and their families by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential.


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Cindy Ziolkowski, Linda Ritter

Mollie Smith, Frances Sholtz

Wendy & Mark Delozier

Sean Murphy, Charley Marsh, Melissa Gernert, Chris Hellman

Holly Crady , Jennifer Nickle

Jennifer & Jim Harington

Janice & Brian Bobo

Sean & Trisha Murphy

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River Fields annual fundraising event took on a new theme and location for 2013. A “Celebration in the Country� was held at Gingerwoods, a historic building formerly home to Greencastle Baptist Church on Rose Island Road that provides panoramic views of the 600-acre Wallace Farm, preserved in perpetuity in partnership with River Fields through a conservation easement.

Von Purdy, Bea Rosenberg, Emily Bingham

Kendrick & Claudia Wells

Deanna & John Booker

Gray Henry, Heather McHold, Steve Wilson & Laura Lee Brown

Kathy Largo, Marea Clark

Hiram Polk, Ruth Brinkley, Dave French

Louise Gardner, Blair Louis, Shaun Duncan 156

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Tis fourth annual event marked an important milestone in the fght against MS – surpassing the $1 million fundraising threshold. Held at the Floyds Knobs home of Jeannie & Victor Unruh, the festive evening included a cocktail reception in the garden followed by a seated dinner and live music.

Photography by Eric Johnson

Te Unruh Family


Jennifer Lee, Stacy Funk, Diana Quesada

Jef & Jenny Hollon, Meredith & Reggie Ball

Mike & Rocky Pepper, Gary & Terri Roberts

Luke & Nany Heckler

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Presented by A Breath of Fresh Air on Friday to benefit the American Lung Association in Kentucky, this Hitchcock-themed event held at the Olmsted, honored Governor Steve Beshear in recognition of his work in support of SmokeFree KY (HB 190).


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Jim Finch, Michele Roberts, Barbara & Bob Deferraro

Brittany & Andy Beshear

Dr. Tom & Debbie Westerfeld, Jan & Jim Graham

Kathy Crimemans, Linda Hawpe

Kelly Armstrong, Karylnne Hall

Pat & Steve Eggleston

Jerry Fuhs, Constanze Schwarz, Caroline Fuhs, Berkhard Mahur

Dr. Tom Westerfeld, Gov. Steve & Jane Beshear

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Louisville Orchestra board member Vincenzo Gabriele and his wife Pat hosted an Italian-themed dinner at their Glenview home to support the eforts of the Association of the Louisville Orchestra’s à la Carte fundraising program.

Fred Silhanek, Pawel Zieba, Peggy Silhanek, Pat Gabriele

Joe Shiprek, Pat Gabriele, Winona Shiprek, Vincenzo Gabriele

Malcom Roessler, Steve McGuire

Paul & Joan Casi, Pat Gabriele

Carla Sue & Brad Broecker

Jim & Marianne Welch

Ed Schadt, Carol Hebel


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Arthur & Mary Celeste Lerman, John Weeter

Paula & Frank Harshaw

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Held at the Henry Clay, this 4th annual gala raised critical funds to provide scholarships for Jeferson Community & Technical College students.

Ben & Linda Jackson, Joyce & Jim Steinfeld

Jordan Michelson, Gary Hirsch, Ned Bass

Heather Bass & Kaveh Zamanian

Samantha Owens, Amy Burch

Tim & Caroline Heine

Julie Brown, Emily Wickerham

Henry Kuehn, Mary Gratzer, George Rapp, Christy Haas, Lynne Mena, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer 166

Photography by Chad Henle

Brad & Beth Willamson, Liz Haas, Marti Kuehn

Charles Osborne, Sharon Sparrow, Carla Dearing, & Erik Schultz

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A beneft for CASA of the River Region, this annual event is held on the eve of the St. James Court Art Show. Held at the Henry Clay, 40 selected fair artisans were on hand to show and sell their work. Proceeds from the event will allow CASA to continue to support court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

Pam Ray, Gina Allen & Russ Wardlaw, David Ray

Dan Schusterman, Janice Corum, Mark Eliason

Terri & Steve Bass, Kara Boling

Jef Skelton, Carol Lomicka, Michael Revlett

Stephanie Geddes, Angie Wagner, Jane Bennett

Jack Wheat, Kelly Bryant, Amy Cahill, James Payne

Sen. Julie & Barry Denton


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Tara Long, Harry Denery

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Sonny & Gladys Bass

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Terri and Steve Bass hosted a cocktail reception at their Mockingbird Gardens home to raise awareness of and support for the eforts of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, which raises funds to assist ofcers and their families and help underwrite equipment and programs to make metro Louisville a safer place for all residents and visitors.

Shannon Adkins, Abbie Gilbert

Barry & Sen. Julie Denton, Chief Steve Conrad

Steve Bass, Kellie & Mike Sheehy

Aaron Young, Deputy Chief Yvette Gentry

Shiao & John Shaw Woo

Joyce Meyer, Linda Wemes, Deb Burda, Lisa Stemler

Steve & Terri Bass


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Jim & Sara Haynes

Kathy & Kent Oyler, Terri Bass, Marty McCelland

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Natalie Ofcer served as chair of the 9th annual Pink Tie Ball to beneft the Louisville chapter of Susan G. Komen, held at the Marriott Louisville East. Pink Louisville Slugger bats played prominently in the décor to support the event’s “Knock It Out: a world without breast cancer” theme.

Chris & Erin Fosson

Adam & Leah Lye, Karen Johnson, Jonathan Shrout

Dr. Crystal & Bill McMahan, Shannon Voss

Mark Snider, Dr. Karen Reed, Art & Judge Sandy McLaughlin

Jefery Hargis, Gerina Weathers, Martha Hargis

John & Trish Lewellen

Richie Michaels, Allie Dodson


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Paul & Karen Cassi

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