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The Speed Art Museum will hold one of the most elegant spring galas, the 38th annual Speed Art Museum Ball, on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The Museum’s exquisite Impressionist exhibition, Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent, will serve as the inspiration for the evening. The collection of magnificent Impressionist works from the Brooklyn Museum will transport attendees to the romantic French countryside as depicted by artists Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent and Childe Hassam. Guests will be treated to a culinary feast by Louisville favorite, Chef S. Dean Corbett. Corbett has custom-created a decadent menu of French inspired cuisine. After dinner, guests will adjourn to the Sculpture

Court to dance the night away to the music of Bob Hardwick. The ‘Bob Hardwick Sound’ has been designated by Town and Country Magazine as the “Best of the Best” and one of the top three orchestras in the United States. The Speed is honored to have Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty as presenting sponsor of the 2011 Speed Museum Ball. Now a Speed Ball staple, this year’s event will feature a lounge where guests can mingle and relax in an intimate setting within the museum’s Sculpture Court. The Friends of the Speed lounge, sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., will be a sought-after spot for many guests during the evening.


Benefactor tickets for the gala event are $450 per person. The Benefactor evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, and dessert. Dinner seating will take place in the Museum’s galleries and among exhibitions ranging from thirteenth-century European art to contemporary art. Friends of the Speed tickets are $150 per person. The Friends of the Speed evening begins at 9 p.m. and feature cocktails, dancing and dessert. Tickets are available by phone by calling (502) 637-6363. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.

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The Heart of Hunt Country Photo by Karen Monroe

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The Art of the Matter

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Gothic Influence

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Russian River Valley Chardonnay

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Supercar Serenade

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The Heart of Hunt Country

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Of note… Fit to be Tried

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Eye Candy

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Bibliotaph

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The Art of the Matter

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In With the Gold and Out With the Blue

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Dinner to Drive For

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Little Côte

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Financial Fete

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Light Up the Village

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EDITOR - IN - CHIEF Bridget Williams ______________________________________________ ASSOCIATE EDITORS Kay Matton Jen Dotson ART DIRECTOR Jason Yann

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From the Editor-In-Chief In October I had the great pleasure and pain of completing the Chicago Marathon. Not having participated in an event of such scale was the pleasure, with the pain coming afterwards in the form of aches and pains in places I didn’t even know could hurt – a not so subtle reminder of the result of pushing the limits of my undertrained joints. For the longest time, whenever my resolve to complete a workout or race was waning (which happened around mile 18 of the 26.2), I would try to distract myself and derive strength with thoughts of family and friends who’ve moved on to greener pastures. During workouts and races in college for instance, I’d think of my teammate Brian, who was killed while on a training run; later it was for another teammate, Tim, who made the unfortunate decision to drink and drive. During the Chicago race, after the novelty of high-fiving spectators who lined the streets as many as six deep in some places wore off, my late uncle Tim came to mind. Paralyzed in his early 20s from the neck down when his only son was an infant, Tim managed to live a full life, exceeding all expectations, due in large part to the stalwart care provided by his wife Barb. While he wasn’t without moments of self-pity that shook the foundations of his faith, he pressed on by continuing to work, inventing a board game and becoming a political junkie whose debating skills would no doubt challenge even the most poised orator. As a child, my obligatory “Now I lay me down to sleep...” prayer always ended with a request that Tim be able to walk again. When he passed away in 2009, he specified that his body be donated to the medical school at the University of Cincinnati for research. While my reminiscences didn’t give me the strength to reach a new personal record, I still cracked a smile imagining Tim taking a break from bending St. Peter’s ear for a moment to cheer me on. Even though Tim never regained the use of his limbs, as an adult I’ve found a way to answer my own prayers by helping others like him. For nearly a decade I’ve been involved with the Cardinal Hill Healthcare System (cardinalhill.org) - which provides physical rehabilitation services at outpatient facilities in Louisville and Northern Kentucky and at their flagship hospital in Lexington - by writing grants to help underwrite the costs of programs and equipment. No matter how stressed my daily life may seem, my trials seem nearly laughable once I step through the doors of their facilities and witness the resolve and bravery of the children and adults they serve. Seeing someone with paralysis “walking” on the Lokomat, a high-tech robotic gait trainer, gives me hope that spinal cord injury can become a curable affliction, and that I can play a small role in changing someone’s life. Outside of my work with Cardinal Hill, charity is often top of mind as I spend a good percentage of my time planning the coverage of various charitable and business events. Month after month I continue to be amazed by the breadth and depth of generosity in our communities, as well as the needs highlighted by their respective efforts. In the span of a few days last month I had the great pleasure of becoming acquainted with the Backside Learning Center (derbymuseum.org/backsidelc/index.html) at their Ladies Day at the Races benefit at Churchill Downs and enjoying the company of two passionate Gilda’s Club volunteers at another outstanding benefit (gildasclub.org). While a healthy hint of narcissism (and sometimes a little envy) may be what motivates us to carefully critique photos from the various parties and galas (I’m guilty of pouring over the images in the parties section of Town & Country even though I rarely personally know any of those featured), at the heart of it all is charity. There’s no denying that these are trying times for myriad reasons and fundraising events provide levity to what can be very weighty issues. Since our inception, our definition of sophisticated has included both living and giving graciously. As we stand poised on the cusp of 2011, we are full of burgeoning optimism based in part on a growing amount of data that finds that despite financial challenges, optimism, confidence and happiness are on the rise. We wish similar sentiments among you and yours in the New Year. Bridget Williams, Editor-in-Chief

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GOTHIC INFLUENCE English Regency Furniture Written by Kirby Camm, Bittners No matter which period of antique Gothic furniture you choose, each refers back to the Gothic architecture of the Middle Ages in Europe - specifically Gothic cathedrals and churches. One of the defining characteristics of these Gothic houses of worship is their pointed arches and windows. There are three distinct periods for Gothic antique furniture. The first appeared in the Middle Ages, and there are very few examples, most of which are in museums. Gothic-influenced furniture made a re-emergence in England starting with Thomas Chippendale in the 1740s and continuing through the Regency period, which ended around the 1830s. In the last part of the 19th century, in both Europe and America, Gothic Revival became the last period of Gothic furniture. It is important to note that Gothic Revival furniture has a more comprehensive Gothic look, whereas the earlier English period shows a very restrained Gothic influence. The illustrated secretary is a fine example of Gothic influence in the English Regency period of antiques. This Regency secretary looks totally English, but upon closer examination it has Gothic elements incorporated into its design. Note the glazed bookcase doors of the secretary. The door’s mullions, the moldings which secure the glass in the secretary’s bookcase doors, are designed with the distinguishing Gothic pointed arch, which is reminiscent of the stained glass windows of Gothic cathedrals and churches. Also, the secretary’s cornice has a Gothic feel about it because of the applied decorative molding of Gothic arches supported by small column shapes. These Gothic influences are very subtle and do not overpower this English Regency secretary, making this particular piece very interesting. Oftentimes a furniture piece with these understated Gothic influences will frequently be called “in the Gothic taste.” I would be remiss if I did not bring up one other interesting aspect about this English Regency secretary: it has a fall front desk section as opposed to the traditional slant lid desk design. Prior to this Regency innovation, primarily all English secretaries and desks were fashioned with a slant lid. A slant lid desk is a desk with a drop front writing section, set at an angle, which rests on a base of drawers or doors. When a slant lid desk is closed shut, the desk’s lid or writing area is at a 45-degree angle, hence the name, “slant lid.” Whereas in all English Regency fall front secretaries, the desk component is always hidden in a large drawer. Note the large drawer of the illustrated Regency secretary.

The fall front desk design is a completely new desk style that originated in the English Regency period of antiques. The fall front desk section is accessed by pulling the large drawer out several inches after which the drawer’s front release buttons are pushed, causing the large drawer front to fall forward for the desk’s writing area, hence the name, “fall front.” With the drawer front down, the desk is completely open to its fitted interior of small drawers and pigeonholes and adds to the workability of the desk. A fall front secretary, when the desk section is closed, looks similar to a china cabinet or bookcase. But opened or closed, this English Regency secretary in the Gothic taste is an optical treat. sl

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Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Sonoma County is comprised of luxury resorts, fine restaurants, major highways, small towns, pastures, country inns and back roads, as well as the ubiquitous vineyards; all of this is about 30 miles from San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. The county itself is over a million acres with over 60,000 acres planted to vineyards, with 450 wineries and 1,800 grape growers. The number one grape planted in Sonoma County is Chardonnay. Within the Sonoma County is the Russian River Valley. What in the world can Russians have to do with California wine country you ask? Well the Russians were the first nonnatives to settle in Sonoma County at Fort Ross from 1812 to 1841. Where they planted vineyards and what type of grapes they planted is not known, but what we do know is that they are credited for the first vineyard plantings in Sonoma County. The Russian River Valley is planted to approximately 15,800 acres of vines within its 125,000 acres of land. With over 200 grape growers and 94 wineries, this is a fraction of Sonoma County but is generally considered one of the finest areas in California to grow grapes. Lou Foppiano of the Foppiano Winery was the first to use the Russian River Valley on a wine label in 1970. Previous to that, wines hailing from the area

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where simply labeled Sonoma County. Official status as an American Viticulture Area came in 1983. Among wine aficionados, Russian River is one of the Holy Grails of Pinot Noirs, making seductively rich and flavorful world class Pinot Noir. While Pinot Noir may garner the most attention, the number one planted grape by over a thousand acres is Chardonnay. The next grape variety planted by acres after Pinot Noir drops by more than 2,800 acres. So at the end of the day one could say Russian River Valley is all about Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Why does the Russian River Valley grow great Chardonnay? One of the reasons is that it has a fog that is drawn in from the Pacific Ocean every day. This fog can decrease the temperature by as much as 40 degrees, creating a cooler growing temperature that high quality Chardonnay grapes require, giving the wines that touch of more natural acidity for balance and complexity. A drive down Westside Road is obligatory when visiting the Russian River Valley. The twisting two lane road goes through the heart of the wine country, over rolling hills, across the Russian River, through redwood forests and by many of the iconic wineries such as Williams Selyem Winery and Rochioli Estate. sl


Suggested wines Chardonnay Selby ‘08 (Russian River Valley, California) Susie Selby is the winemaker and owner of her eponymous winery. Selby is one of the most genuinely sweet winemakers and people I have had the privilege to meet. The quality of her wines is exceptional and vastly underrated by the media, but taste the wine and you can see why Ms. Selby is one of the hottest winemakers in Sonoma. Founded in 1993 and with a quaint tasting room just off the square in Healdsburg in Sonoma it makes for a perfect stop in. Selby makes a wide range of wines including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Many of the wines are made from Russian River vineyards but Selby also sources fruit from the other areas of Sonoma County. The sight is a yellow gold wine with green highlights. Fullbodied and dry this Chardonnay has the flavors of ripe yellow apple, pear, fig, honey dew melon, vanilla, light oak, clove and butterscotch all in a seductively seamless texture. Chardonnay Sonoma Cutrer “The Cutrer” ’05 (Russian River Valley, California) Founded in 1973 Sonoma-Cutrer was initially a Chardonnay only winery, they now make a small amount of Pinot Noir. The focus solely on chardonnay was unusual for California but this focus brought about a state of the art winery and a diligence to make great wine that is still paying off today. Now owned by Brown Forman with winemaker Terry Adams at the helm, Adams makes 5 Chardonnays and 2 Pinot Noirs not all from the Russian River Valley but all from Sonoma County. Sonoma-Cutrer calls their methodology and philosophy Gran Cru, which is the classification used in Burgundy, France for arguably the greatest Chardonnay wine of the world. Rich yellow-gold color suggest the 5 years age of this wine, a lesser wine would not show as well. The flavors of meyer lemon, apple, and pear, are delicious. The bodied is full and enhanced by all spice and toasty oak; it is a mature and flavorful Chardonnay. Scott is General Manager of the Bristol Bar & GrilleJeffersonville and is Wine Director/Sommelier for the 5 Bristol Bar & Grille’s in Louisville and Indiana. He teaches wine through Bellarmine University. Scott is a Master Sommelier and a Certified Wine Educator.

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Supercar Serenade

A unique exhaust note accompanies theRapide Aston Martin’ s supremely elegant provides sports car performance for four performance and luxury of the Lexus LFA

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Painstakingly developed from a blank canvas by a small and dedicated team of handpicked engineers that pushed every possible dynamic boundary, the LFA is a halo model for the F performance marquee. Featuring advanced carbon fiber technology, a high-revving 552 hp 4.8-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine and rear-mounted six-speed sequential transmission, the midfront engine LFA combines lightweight construction and ideal chassis balance to deliver exhilarating and usable 202 mph performance. The goosebump-worthy wail of the LFA’s high-revving V10 engine has been acoustically tuned to deliver a unique Formula 1-inspired soundtrack. The note is so unique that Lexus has even created an LFA ringtone that can be downloaded at www.lexus-lfa.com (click “Digital Premium”). Track-inspired highlights include forged aluminum pistons, lowinertia cylinder-shaped valve springs wound from elliptical rod, a fully integrated lightened crankshaft with paired cylinder valleys designed to reduce pumping losses and a magnesium alloy cylinder head cover. A dual air intake-system also enhances engine performance, switching from a primary inlet port at low to medium engine speeds to dual ports at higher revs to boost breathing efficiency. The V10’s explosive performance is managed by an equally advanced transmission. The LFA’s specifically developed all-new, six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) drives the rear wheels through a torque-sensing Limited Slip Differential, and is mounted in transaxle layout over the rear axle to achieve an optimal 48:52 weight distribution, a balance that combines the controllability and straight-line stability of a front-engine, rear-drive layout with the handling dynamism and cornering agility of a midengine, rear-drive platform. The innovative Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) monocoque chassis and bodywork is a first for Lexus, as are the carbon ceramic material brake discs and extensive use of aluminum, titanium and magnesium in the powertrain and transmission assemblies. Even the steering wheel employs carbon fiber elements to make it lighter and more natural in its responses. At four times the specific strength of aluminum, the CFRP center section creates an exceptionally stiff and strong structure while delivering major weight savings (more than 220 lbs) over an equivalent aluminum body. Operated by steering wheel column-mounted paddle shifters, the ASG transmission works hand-in-hand with the engine to help put the driver in full control even under the most extreme driving conditions. Fitted with micro-polished gears for precise gearshifts and to reduce gear whine, this intelligent transmission is engineered to execute incredibly quick gearshifts and can upshift in just 0.2 seconds.

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Sleek, athletic and muscular, the low-slung LFA coupe exudes supercar style from every curve and angle. Despite its mold-breaking styling, the LFA can immediately be identified as a Lexus through adherence to the three key characteristics of the Lexus L-finesse design philosophy: “Incisive Simplicity” or purity; the “Intriguing Elegance” of emotional appeal; and, the “Seamless Anticipation” of the experience and care of Japanese hospitality. Swinging open the LFA’s doors reveals a dramatic low-slung cockpit that has been intelligently designed and hand-assembled with the finest materials to reflect the car’s driver-centric dynamics. The intimate two-seater cabin has been conceived at every stage – ergonomics, acoustics, materials, comfort, versatility and visibility levels have all been painstakingly engineered – to put the driver at the center of the driving equation. Leather-wrapped seats are orthopedically designed with a split rear backrest, pronounced side bolsters and eight-way electric adjustment to deliver both superb long-distance comfort and outstanding levels of support. Within the cabin, the hooded instrument panel takes center stage. Despite its compact dimensions, its advanced technology enables it to deliver an exceptionally high level of information to the driver in a clear and logical manner. The central tachometer runs to 10,000 rpm and features a fast-reacting LCD needle designed to exactly replicate the V10 engine’s insatiable appetite for revs. Housed within the dial are the digital speedometer, gear indicator, transmission mode, vehicle control data, trip information displays and Tire Pressure Warning System display. Displaying this data on the color TFT LCD panel delivers superior visual clarity in even the brightest of conditions. Further reflecting the materials used in the LFA’s chassis, the cabin sports numerous metal accents. The lateral air vents, center console and door pulls all feature brushed satin metal accents, while the floor-hinged brake and throttle pedals are single-piece forged aluminum. Other touches that 40 slmag.net


highlight Lexus’ inimitable attention to detail include a padded side-molding to assist with entry and exit, a mirror-finish aluminum plate next to the accelerator pedal to assist with quick footwork, an etched left foot support and an aluminum foot brace in the passenger footwell. Customers can customize their LFA with 30 exterior colors, six brake caliper colors and 12 interior colors. A limited edition Nürburgring Package offers 10 more horsepower than the standard LFA; a .05 second reduction in gear-shift time; a sport-tuned suspension; exclusive black mesh-type wheels; dedicated high-grip tires for better handling; a larger front spoiler and fixed rear wing for improved high speed down force; and special privileges associated with the Nürburgring course itself. “Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the Nürburgring Package’s performance enhancements that were proven on the legendary German track,” said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. Lexus has partnered with Tumi to create a premium line of hard shell, aluminum and carbon-fiber like travel cases. The custom sizes enable the pieces to be easily packed and lifted from the cargo area. The vehicle identification number (VIN) corresponding with the owner’s LFA will be inscribed on each bag to complete the exclusive experience. Production is scheduled to begin in December 2010 and will be limited to 500 cars worldwide ($375,000 MSRP exclusive of delivery, processing and handling fees). Each car will be hand-assembled by “Lexus LFA Works” at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City at a rate of no more than 20 per month to ensure peerless build quality and attention to detail during the customization process. Assembled by a single engineer, each V10 engine will bear his signature, a testament to the LFA’s bespoke nature. “Although these inspirational, dreamlike moments will unfortunately only be experienced by a lucky few,” said Tanahashi, “I firmly believe the spirit of the LFA will be the pride of any Lexus admirer.” sl

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The Heart of Hunt Country

The Goodstone Inn & Estate in Middleburg, Virginia Written by Bridget Williams

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The Heart of Hunt Country Few among us have the good fortune of turning a passion into a profession. Mark Betts is one of the lucky ones. During the many years he spent successfully toiling away in the corporate world, he held onto the admittedly irrational idea that he would like to be a farmer. Like many persons uninitiated in the toil and trial of working the land, the idealized image of a gentleman farmer seduced him like a temptress, until one early summer morning in 1996 when he visited an idyllic 640-acre farm not far from the quaint and historic town center of Middleburg, Virginia. Even though it was the first farm he visited, so smitten was he that he made a purchase offer the next day. Soon thereafter he surmised that the best way to steward such a large property was to convert it into a Country Inn, and thus, since 1998, the gentleman farmer, with the help of many dedicated people, is now proprietor of The Goodstone Inn & Estate, a member of the small Luxury Hotels of the World collection.

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The property, like the rest of Loudoun County, is “dripping with history,” according to Betts, who compiled a thorough pedigree of the estate. Jamie “the Scott” Leith was the first recorded owner, paying 240 pounds sterling for the tract of frontier plantation in the Virginia Colony. Civil War skirmishes were waged on the property, and following the war, one of Leith’s sons, Benjamin, settled on the property and constructed several structures that stand today, most notably the Dutch and French Farm Cottages. In 1915, Benjamin sold the farm to the Goodwin Family, who built a large stone house that became the namesake of the property and its prosperous dairy, which operated until the 1960s. The Goodwin House was destroyed by fire in 1939; the surviving façade now serves as a dramatic entrée to the swimming pool, sited to take full advantage of the picturesque cluster of farm buildings poised on the horizon.


Frederick Warburg and his wife Wilma purchased the property in 1943, adding the aforementioned swimming pool, bathhouses and extensive landscaping, which served as an elegant backdrop for their frequent fetes. Renamed Snake Hill Farm, during their ownership the property was operated continuously as a horse and dairy farm until the 1960s. Betts purchased the property from the Warburg Estate. Now 15 years into his ownership, Betts maintains his zealous passion and infectious enthusiasm for the land and has grandiose plans for its future. A winding drive leads to the Carriage House, which has been exquisitely transformed from 14 horse stalls and areas for hay and grain storage into the centerpiece of the estate. Accessed through a landscaped courtyard with a bubbling fountain, the cozy common areas, including Hilltoppers restaurant and the Great Room, serve as a hub of activity. The absence of a reception desk makes one feel as though they are being welcomed at the country home of a friend – albeit one with impeccable taste.

There are numerous lodging options scattered throughout the estate, several of which are particularly suited for traveling with extended family and friends. There are three suites and a cozy room fashioned out of the hay loft in the Carriage House; two rooms on the second floor of the stone Dutch Cottage that share a fully equipped kitchen and sitting room on the first floor; four spacious rooms spread throughout the tranquil Spring House, also with a shared kitchen and living room and inviting rocking chairs on the two-story front porch; three rooms in the Provence-inspired French Farm cottage, boasting high vaulted ceilings with rustic rough-hewn beams, authentic barn wood planking and two-foot thick stone walls with hand troweled plaster; four rooms in the expansive Manor House, whose common areas include a large dining room appropriately adorned with exquisite Zuber wallpaper depicting American historical themes. If you are lucky, Betts may share with you the story of a world famous music icon who stayed in the Manor House for weeks with his entourage and could frequently be heard happily singing show tunes as he walked the grounds.

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During our visit we had the great pleasure of staying in the Bull Barn cottage. Located in the heart of the working farm and near the climate-controlled chicken coop and a verdant pasture for grazing sheep, the cottage certainly ranks as one of the most unique accommodations I have stayed in. I was absolutely enamored with the decision to leave in place a good deal of the original bullpen iron framework that now cordons off the sitting room from the wet bar. The décor throughout the tworoom vaulted interior is appropriately rustic but comfortable, incorporating leather and wool upholstery and curtains fashioned from burlap with jute cording. Barnwood cabinetry next to the stone fireplace in the sitting room conceals a flat screen television. Faux hay bale doors are found above the entry to the spacious bath, which is outfitted with an air jet tub and steam shower with multiple body sprays.

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Reluctant to leave the cozy confines (as well as the plate of warm chocolate chip cookies that greeted us upon arrival), but anxious to explore, we laced up our walking shoes and took to the three miles of hiking trails on property that lead through the meadows and along the creek. For those who wish to explore further by foot or bicycle, narrow country roads accessed near the Spring House lead past magnificent horse farms (Loudoun County has the third largest horse population in the country) and grand estates fronted with historic stone fences. We arrived back from our journey in time for afternoon tea, which is elegantly presented daily in the Carriage House. After a quick game of shuffleboard on the lawn behind the swimming pool, it was time to dress for dinner, which we knew would be a treat after Betts described Executive Chef William Walden as “working like a dog and cooking like a god.”


Walden, an award-winning chef and native Virginian, cut his teeth in the culinary world as a young boy, working in his grandmother’s grocery and learning to butcher meats and safeguard her recipes. Thanks to an influential aunt and uncle from France, he was able to make pâté à choux by age six. Truly gifted in his art but refreshingly lacking the ego often associated with chefs of his caliber, Walden is just as passionate about the land as Betts and sources as much as possible from the farm. Complementing each meal is an impressive selection of more than 100 wines (1,500 bottles) from all over the world that are stored in an underground cellar/private dining room accentuated by a hand painted hunt country mural.

While my Francophile dinner, which included a Alsatian onion tart, Chateaubriand Et Sa Béarnaise and a Belgian chocolate truffle torte was a delight for the eyes and the palate, I will have to admit that it was his amazing French toast, accompanied by eggs from the farm and applewood smoked bacon (a complimentary made-from-scratch full country breakfast is offered to all in-house guests) that made me a true devotee. When pressed for the secret to the perfectly poached egg tucked under a light blanket of Hollandaise sauce in the eggs Benedict, he proceeded to give a near scientific explanation that made me realize perfection is best left to the experts.

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After the aforementioned breakfast, rather than allowing myself to be lulled into a blissful food coma, we opted to go canoeing on Goose Creek. A member of the staff transported us across the open fields to the point of embarkation, after which we enjoyed a leisurely downstream paddle that ended (with all of us managing to remain upright) at the base of the hill below the Carriage House. Having spent a few days exhausting all of the property amenities, we ventured out to enjoy nearby Middleburg and the rest of Loudoun County. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Virginia Piedmont, the area is often referred to as the “Nation’s Hunt Capital” and offers a bevy of activities catering to a variety of interests. Horse lovers will want to check out the steeplechase races during the spring and fall at historic locales, such as Morven Park, Glenwood Park and Oatlands Plantation, or attend the annual Upperville Colt and Horse Show near Middleburg, the oldest horse show in the United States. Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of the country’s most glamorous horse farms during the Hunt Country Stable Tour, held over Memorial Day weekend. An event not to be missed is the Christmas in Middleburg celebration held the first Saturday in December, which brings a parade of riders in red coats on festively turned-out horses with hounds in tow. While in office, President Kennedy and his family sought refuge from the pressures of the post in historic Middleburg, and today the town still boasts an eclectic bunch of some 60 sophisticated and quirky boutiques, galleries and restaurants (Jackie’s hunting “pinks” are on display at Morven Park’s Museum

of Hounds and Hunting). We loved the vintage-inspired jewelry at Betsey, fun finds from around the world at Crème de la Crème, traditional English apparel at English Country Classics, bespoke suits at Highcliffe Clothiers, unique home accents at The White Bench, fine art at the Trowbridge-Lewis Galleries and Red Fox Fine Art, and the personable service at Duchessa. We stepped into a bygone era during lunch at one of the oldest established inns in America and the oldest restaurant in Middleburg – the Red Fox Inn, circa 1728. The maze of dimly lit rooms, thick stone walls and artwork depicting the region’s equestrian traditions resonate its historical significance (the pine bar was fashioned from a Civil War field surgeon’s table). For good measure we ordered a mainstay of the menu for decades – Virginia peanut soup – to mixed reviews (perhaps an acquired taste?); the Red Fox crab cakes received rave reviews all around. Oenophiles can revel in the pleasure of experiencing one or all of the county’s 19 award-winning wineries. In less than 25 years, Loudoun County wineries have emerged as leading Virginia producers of New World grape wines. With over 336 acres, Loudoun County ranks second in Virginia in wine grape acreage planted. Many wineries offer special events, festivals, barrel tastings and dinners throughout the year. On Ja n u a r y 2 2 a n d 2 3 , a g e o g r a p h i c a l l y d i ve r s e group of purveyors of fine antiques from the 18th to 20th centuries will gather at The Hill School for the 19th Hunt County Winter Antiques Show. I would highly recommend Chef Walden’s hearty breakfast as the ideal fuel for a day of treasure hunting. sl

Stay / Dine The Goodstone Inn & Estate 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA, 20117; 877.219.4663; goodstone.com. Hilltoppers Restaurant is open for dinner Wednesday through Monday from 5-9pm and Sunday brunch from 11:30am-2pm. Red Fox Inn redfox.com Shop Betsey – betseyshop.com Crème de la Crème – shopcremedelacreme.com English Country Classics – cdrigden.com Highcliffe Clothiers – highcliffeclothiers.com Red Fox Fine Art redfoxfineart.com The White Bench whitebench.com Trowbridge-Lewis Gallerie t-lgalleries.com See Glenwood Park glenwoodpark.org Hunt Country Stable Tour huntcountrystabletour.org Morven Park morvenpark.com Oatlands Plantation oatlands. org Upperville Colt and Horse Show upperville.com

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Of note... Fit to be Tried Functioning as art and exercise, Ciclotte ($10,000) is an innovative exercise bike, designed and made in Italy using exceptional materials like carbon, steel and glass fibers. The unique technology of the epicycloids transmission system forms the aesthetic and workhorse cornerstone of the project. Other distinctive features

include an unusual carbon handlebar and touch screen display inspired by home automation systems. The Ciclotte can reproduce the dynamics and performance of on-road pedalling, and is also ideal for high intensity aerobic training like spinning (ciclotte.com).

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A bicycle built for two and weighing just 7.7 lbs without couplers, the Axiom 007 by Seven Cycles ( $6,000 per frameset) features their exclusive Argen™ butted titanium tubeset and a host of tandem-specific features, like an eccentric bottom bracket and a lateral tube design for torsional rigidity and light weight (sevencycles.com).

The TT Custom by Parlee ($9,600) offers speedy performance for duathletes, triathletes and track racers. Exclusively available with full custom geometry and carbon lay-up, the TT Custom features the same smooth ride and efficient drive train as all Parlee frames, yet allows inch-by-inch customization of the frame to match each riders unique positional requirements ( parleecycles.com).

Designed for women, the 2011 ZW5 by Felt ($1,999) boasts a UHC Advanced carbon fiber frame, delivering incredible torsional stiffness for quick acceleration and razor-sharp handling. At the same time, this custom blend of frame materials, built with Felt’s FitWoman geometry, offers comfort and control for a silky smooth ride (feltbicycles.com).

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opposite page (l-r, t-b): Robert Wan for Gellner Tahitian pearl ring (price upon request) from Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers (sheliabayes.com). Tiffany & Co. dogwood cameo ring with diamonds in platinum (price upon request, tiffany. com). de Grisogono ring in pink gold with pearl, pink sapphires and white, brown and black diamonds (price upon request, degrisogono.com). Roberto Coin Ikebana ring (price upon request) from James Free Jewelers (jamesfree.com) and Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com). Seng Jewelers-made 18k yellow gold ring ($40,000) with 9.98 ct. opal with sapphires and emeralds (sengjewelers.com). on this page (l-r, t-b): Tamsen Z star meteorite pin/pendant and necklace ($39,000, tamsenz.com). Tahitian pearl and diamond ring by Gellner (price upon request) from Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers (sheliabayes.com). Tiffany & Co polar bear brooch ($40,000) in white chalcedony, diamonds and 18k white gold (tiffany.com). Baroque drop earrings by Mikimoto ($36,000) with 16mm white South Sea cultured pearls and diamonds set in 18k white gold from James Free Jewelers (jamesfree.com) and Reising Jewelers (reisingjewlers. net). Estate pin from St. John and Myers (stjohnandmyers.com). Three-strand faceted aqua agate necklace ($185) by W&M Jewelry (wandmjewelry.com).

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on this page (l-r, t-b): Tiffany diamond butterfly brooch in platinum. Price upon request (tiffany.com). Detail of fire agate necklace with vintage gold brooch ($220) by W & M Jewelry (wandmjewelry.com). Diamond earrings from Aesthetics in Jewelry ($19,750), featuring nearly five cts. of diamonds,1.53 ct removable briolette diamonds and two removable pear-shaped freshwater pearls (aestheticsinjewelry.com). Dubai Night by Gellner combines 75 multi-colored Tahitian cultured pearls, embedded in 417 diamonds, set in blackened white gold. Price upon request. Contact Shelia Bayes Jewelers for more information (sheliabayes.com).

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spread (l-r, t-b):18K yellow gold pendant brooch ($1,800, sengjewlers. com). Diamond bee pin in platinum and 18K yellow gold, signed Turi (stjohnandmyers.com). Tiffany & Co. daisy brooch with diamonds, spessartites and tsavorites in 18 karat white and yellow gold (price available upon request, tiffany.com). de Grisogono ring in white gold with 20.37ct white pearl; amathysts; purple, light and dark blue, yellow, orange, red and pink sapphires; emeralds, white and brown diamonds (price upon request, deGrisogono.com). Seng-made diamond pave horsehead brooch/ pendant in platinum and 18K gold ($20,000 - sengjewelers.com). Meche Boxer ($485) of 14KY with rhodium (sengjewelers.com).

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on this page (l-r, t-b): Tiffany & Co. bee brooch ($30,000, tiffany.com). Limelight Paradise cocktail ring from Piaget (price upon request, piaget. com). Roberto Coin Art Nouveau ring ($3,300) in rose gold with diamonds and pink tourmaline from James Free Jewelers (jamesfree. com) and Neiman Marcus (neimanmarcus.com). Piaget “Sex on the Beach” limelight ring in 18 ct white gold set with 214 brilliant-cut diamonds and one 14.70 ct round-cut pink tourmaline and a sculpted peridot fruit (piaget.com). Yellow gold ring set with aquamarine and diamond circa 1960s from St. John and Myers (price upon request, stjohnandmyers.com). Piaget “Cosmopolitan” from the limelight collection (piaget.com). 18K yellow gold ring set with amethyst, circa 1950’s, from St. John and Myers (stjohnandmyers.com). Beetle brooch from the Victorian period ($10,000) with diamonds, garnets and rubies (sengjewelers.com).


on this page (l-r, t-b): 14K yellow gold fox head cufflinks with diamond eyes, circa 1950s from St. John & Myers (stjohnandmyers.com). Twin Spires cufflinks ($1,000) in yellow gold (sengjewelers.com). Tiffany 1837TMcuff links ($400) in titanium, midnight (tiffany.com). de Grisogono cufflinks in yellow gold and enamel (degrisogono.com). Steel treated "Blackor" cufflinks from Milus (milus.com). From the YOU ROCK collection by Gellner, leather belt with buckle of silver and black rhodium, Fiji cultured pearl and black diamonds (sheliabayes.com).

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Bibliotaph Saving Kentucky is about preserving not only land and historic property, but also a way of life. It tells the stories of an eclectic group of Kentuckians, both in their own words and through extraordinary photography. From tenant farmers to urban revivalists, they have one thing in common: a deep connection to their heritage and a fierce determination to presere it for future generations. Sally VanWinkle Campbell, author; Thomas Hart Shelby, photographer - Saving Kentucky: Greening the Bluegrass Hardcover, Limestone Lane Press, savingkentucky.com

From 1802, when the young artist William Edward West began painting portraits on a downriver trip to New Orleans, to 1918, when John Alberts, the last of Frank Duveneck’s students, worked in Louisville, a wide variety of portrait artists were active in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley. This book charts the course of those artists as they painted the mighty and the lowly, statesmen and business magnates as well as country folk living far from urban centers. Estill Curtis Pennington - Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 18021920 - hardcover, University Press of Kentucky, kentuckypress.com Just steps from downtown Louisville, the Old Louisville neighborhood is one of the most significant historic preservation districts in the country, a lovely place characterized by stained glass windows, ornate turrets, hidden gables and inviting entryways.This book offers a taste of what you ll find on the dinner table in Old Louisville as well as a glimpse of the interior design and architecture that make this such a special place today. David Domine - A Feast for the Eyes: Recipes from America's Grandest Victorian Neighborhood - Hardcover, 128 pages, McClanahan Publishing House, kybooks.com

Keeneland Entertains, is a fascinating book about the lifestyle that revolves around Thoroughbred racing and sales in the Bluegrass. Beautifully photographed, the book offers never-before-shared recipes, menus and tips on entertaining that run the gamut from mastering the casual tailgate to hosting an elegant brunch, a relaxed dinner after the races or hosting college kids home for a classic Keeneland weekend. There are heartfelt recollections from Bluegrass hostesses and racing enthusiasts and invaluable advice related to the Keeneland experience, including a primer on racing. Fran Taylor, author; Lee P. Thomas, photographer - Keeneland Entertains - hardcover, 256 pages, Keeneland Association & Eclipse Press, keeneland.stores.truition.com.

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bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books This exhibition catalogue documents the artistr y and skills of dressmakers who catered to the elite women of Cincinnati while examining the nineteenth-century ideology of women's separate sphere, the early feminist movement, women i n t h e w o rk p l a c e a n d d re s s m a k e r s a s artisans. Cynthia Amneus - A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1877-1922 - Hardcover, 216 pages, Texas Tech University Press, shop. cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Published by the Cincinnati Art Museum in celebration of the opening of the Cincinnati Wing, this book showcases the rich history of Cincinnati art by highlighting over 300 works, including painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, and metalwork. Julie Aronson, Editor - The Cincinnati Wing: The Story of Art in the Queen CIty - Hardcover, 227 pages, Ohio University Press, shop. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

As one of the oldest art institutions in the United States, the Cincinnati Art Museum has an unparalleled collection of over 60,000 works spanning six thousand years. This beautifully illustrated new volume highlights over 300 works of art from this unique collection, featuring examples of painting and sculpture, decorative art, prints, drawings, photographs, costumes and textiles from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Asia and the MiddleEast, Africa, North and South America and Europe.Aaron Betsky - Cincinnati Art Museum: Collection Highlights - Hardcover, 392 pages, D. Giles Ltd., shop.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

In his inaugural cookbook, Chef Joanthan Lundy invites you into his kitchen and shares his secrets for preparing many of the sumptuous recipes that have made Jonathan at Gratz Park a locally-beloved, globally-followed restaurant. Here, 147 recipes, along with over 100 photographs, are collected for the first time, reflecting the truly original style that has won him awards and acclaim throughout the Bluegrass Region and beyond. Jonathan Lundy - Jonathan's Bluegrass Table : Redefining Kentucky Cuisine - Hardcover, 240 pages, Butler Books, butlerbooks.com

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The Art of the Matter Metro Pictures Gallery, New York

Art|Basel Miami Beach The ninth edition of Art Basel, which wrapped up on December 5th, drew a record crowd of 46,000 who descended on the South Florida hotspot to view works from more than 250 galleries representing 2,000 artists from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Strong sales evidenced that high-quality works remain in strong demand. "This year in Miami was, without a doubt, for the overall quality of the art and the energy, one of the best art fairs I have been to and it certainly was for Pace: we practically sold out works in our booth within hours of the opening,” said Marc Glimcher of Pace Gallery in New York. This year’s Art Kabinett sector was of high quality and showed an interesting mix of twenty-one carefully curated exhibitions in the booths of the galleries. For the Art Nova sector, 50 emerging and established galleries from 17 countries presented new works by either two or three artists.

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The resulting recent pieces by 131 artists fresh from the studio allowed viewers to discern the newest artistic tendencies. The new criteria for Art Positions created a platform for a single major project from one artist, allowing curators, critics and collectors to discover ambitious new talents. Art Public, curated for the second time by Patrick Charpenel of Guadalajara, Mexico, placed works in the outdoor public spaces of Miami Beach, within close proximity to the Oceanfront and the Miami Beach Convention Center. Many leading artworld figures appeared in the morning Art Basel Conversations, which were often standing-room only and attended by the artworld and the broader public. Participants at this year's Art Salon included artworld figures such as Josh Baer, Ute Meta Bauer, Andrea Bowers, Dan Cameron, Jose Davila, Tom Eccles, Elena Filipovic, Naomi Fisher, Francesca von Habsburg, Sofia Hernàndez, Meredith Johnson, Isaac Julien,


Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver Mayer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany

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Galleria Raffawlla Cortese, Milan, Italy

Scott King, Sigalit Landau, Los Carpinteros, Mariko Mori, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Nato Thompson and Marnie Weber. This year’s Art Film event offered the award-winning film 'Waste Land,' which follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he collaborated an eclectic band of 'catadores' - pickers of recyclable materials, to create a new series of works. Art Basel Miami Beach's public nightly program at the Oceanfront, organized by Creative Time, was a highlight of this year's show. Sited in an environment designed by Phu Hoang Office and Rachely Rotem Studio, the pavilion used

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two types of rope - reflective and phosphorescent – to create a diverse and interactive environment of open-air structures that sway and glow in the night. The Oceanfront Nights program featured four cities at the forefront of today’s artistic experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration: Detroit, Mexico City, Berlin, and Glasgow. Once again, Miami’s leading private collections – among them the Margulies Collection, the Rubell Family Collection, CIFO, the De La Cruz Collection, the Mora Collection, the Scholl Collection, and the Dacra Collection – opened their homes and warehouses to guests of the international art show. Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 takes place December 1 through December 4, 2011, with an exclusive opening on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. sl


Cobble Court / 4318 Glenview Architecturally Stunning Home in Glenview. “Cobble Court”, a 3 story English manor residence was designed by Frederick Morgan and the Olmstead Brothers. It has been artfully updated to accommodate today’s living while maintaining the fine workmanship and integrity of design. An extraordinary home for connoisseurs of life. Recently reduced $1,985,000 Terri Bass 502.424.8463

5803 Orion ROAd Stunning home and park-like grounds. On the market for the first time in 50 years, this gracious antebellum estate has it all; grand foyer and formal spaces along with wonderfully update family spaces and open kitchen/hearth rooms. Attention to detail and fine architectural elements can be seen throughout.  The outdoor living is just as delightful; a rear dining terrace shaded by a pergola, sparkling swimming pool with two stone bath houses and fireplace and a 1820’s log cabin guest house for your derby guests! For the client who enjoys the art of living well..... $2,885,000 Terri Bass 502.424.8463 © MMVI Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Les Bords de l’Epte a Giverny, used with permission. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a licensed trademark to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. An Equal Opportunity Company . Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated, Except Offices Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated.


The Regency TOWER Conveniently located on the corner of US 42 and Seminary Drive. Luxury condominiums ranging from 1,800 sf. to 7,200 sf. Oversized balconies, valet, concierge, 24 hour security. Three party rooms, fitness center, wine cellar and pool. Over 30 units sold. Pricing from the low $500,000’s. Chuck Pence 502.291.4739/ Jon Mand 502.417.2837

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FINCASTLE 81 Acre Estate Bordering Harrods Creek in Prospect KY, Main House, Pool / Pool House and Guest House. Property is divisible. Pricing starting at $3,995,000. John Lenihan 502.593.2024/Mark Shiflet 502.553.7158 © MMVI Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Les Bords de l’Epte a Giverny, used with permission. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a licensed trademark to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. An Equal Opportunity Company . Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated, Except Offices Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated.


11817 Spring Hill Gardens Drive Magnificent estate in Anchroage within the school district. First floor master, family room, pool and pool house added about 7 years ago complete this 7847 square foot gem. Price Upon Request. John Lenihan 502.593.2024/Jane Kottkamp

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Glenview Park Canfield Development,Louisville’s premier residential developer has begun construction on their newest exclusive community in Glenview. Lots from $159,000 - 6 have already sold. Garden Lots From $159,000, Executive Lots From $279,000 and Estate Lots From $499,000.

41 Mockingbird Valley Drive Stunning estate overlooking 17th fairway of Louisville Country Club. Sold first day on the market $4,000,000+ John Lenihan 502.593.2024

2901 Autumn Court Entire house was renovated in fall of 2010. Level rear yard and theatre room are wonderful for entertaining. First floor master and 3 large bedrooms on 2nd floor. $649,000 John Lenihan 502.593.2024

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LD SO 2610 Alia circle Luxurious home and convenient work space. Easy living....outdoor maintenance provided, but still spacious and private with a lovely brick-walled terrace, three car garage and finished lower level.  Unique finished space with outside entrance for home office or live-in care giver. Owner offering financial incentives for qualified buyer.. $619,900 Terri Bass 

Waterford/ 4008 Glenview Avenue Gated estate on 5.25 acres in exclusive Glenview. Sold within 45 days on the market $4,950,000.

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5821 Orion Road Elegant renovations, large living spaces, and beautiful gardens complete this Glenview Heights Estate. This is a home where every room is designed to be used daily - the spaces are formal when they need to be yet accessible to meet the needs of today’s modern family. $2,200,000. Eric Seltz 502.594.4700

Henry Clay Penthouse/ 604 S. 3rd Street #801 This amazing, two-story penthouse truly does justice to one of the most unique historic buildings in downtown Louisville. It has spectacular views of the eastern downtown corridor as well as a large private outdoor terrace for entertaining. This property can also be sold with a 1 BR/1 BA adjacent guest house. $648,000. Eric Seltz 502.594.4700


1408 Cherokee Road Overlooking the heart of Willow Park, this exquisitely renovated 3 bedroom Georgian style home is one of the finest properties available in the Highlands. Renowned interior design firm Jenkins & Eliason thought of every detail including carrera marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, ebony cabinetry throughout and two spectacular limestone terraces for entertaining. $1,089,000 John Lenihan 502.593.2024 / Eric Seltz 502.594.4700

5 River Hill Old world and European ambiance meeting up-to-date lifestyle describes one of the most spectacular homes in Louisville.This Frank Pierce home has over 10,000 square feet of refined living, 6 bedrooms including a 1st floor master, 5 exquisite fireplaces, imported chandeliers and flooring, an exercise room, and home theatre.All this on 4.92 acres. $4,550,000. John Lenihan 502.593.2024 / Mary Wiegel Davis 502.403.6308 © MMVI Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Les Bords de l’Epte a Giverny, used with permission. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a licensed trademark to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Inc. An Equal Opportunity Company . Equal Housing Opportunity. Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated, Except Offices Owned And Operated By NRT Incorporated.


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In With the Gold and Out With the Blue

Reinventing the ranch for an active family Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Eric Williams Interior designer Betsy Wall felt a certain familiarity when she set about reinventing what was once a smallish nondescript brick ranch into a spacious family home. Not only had Wall, vice president and interior designer at Bittners, worked as a house sitter for the home’s original owner while she was an undergrad, but she has also been friends with the wife since their days as sorority sisters. An active family of five, the homeowners had always admired the home’s expansive lot (more than two acres), but the interiors simply did not provide enough elbowroom. After being purchased by a builder, subsequently expanded and put up for sale again, the homeowners took a second look, and 66 slmag.net

after additional tweaks were agreed upon, decided to make the move from their “dream home on a postage stamp lot” in the wife’s words, for the newly spacious ranch. Wall had also collaborated with the homeowners’ on their prior residence, where the color palette was largely blue and coral. “[The homeowner’s] wanted to go in a different direction this time,” said Wall. The design scheme is an ideal melding of Wall’s timeless aestheticism with the homeowners’ lively personalities. Certainly not a place for those with chronophobia, each of the rooms displays a masterful use of color and pattern, beginning with the entry, where a medallion print wallpaper from Cole and Son ads interest without overwhelming. The


opposite page: The goldenrod color of the living room imparts a feeling of cozy tranquility, underscored by “Edwin’s Covey,” a classic print by Scalamandré used for the drapery and upholstery on the armchair. Upholstery on the sofa is also Scalamandré. The German Baroque inlaid walnut chest circa 1740 was purchased from Bittners. this page: The dining room displays a sunny disposition, courtesy of the Cole and Son wallpaper and golden silk cushions atop the caned seats of the carved and painted dining chairs. The striped silk drapery is Scalamandré.

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The husband, who loves to cook, worked closely with the artisans at Mike’s Woodworking to create his ideal working environment.

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majority of the case goods and exquisite antiques - such as the Italian neoclassical inlaid chest from Bittners - were transplanted from the homeowners’ old residence. The dining room displays a sunny disposition, courtesy of the Cole and Son wallpaper and golden silk cushions atop the caned seats of the carved and painted dining chairs. The striped silk drapery is Scalamandré. Continuing in the same vein, the goldenrod color of the living room imparts a feeling of cozy tranquility, underscored by “Edwin’s Covey,” a classic print by Scalamandré. Used for the drapery and upholstery on the armchair and ottoman, the print combines the rich colors of mustard, red, brown, green and cream and the covey of quail in a large repeat pattern. The marble mantelpiece was salvaged from a local historic estate. On one side is a German baroque inlaid walnut chest circa 1740 that was purchased from Bittners. Accessed a step down from the living room, the “rock room,” as everyone refers to it, was a particular bone of contention for the wife, who was initially not enamored with the stacked stone interior walls that were added by a prior owner. “After a big debate, we decided to keep the walls

intact, and I think everyone now agrees that it gives the room character and nice warmth,” said Wall. Adding to the rustic charm are toile print drapery from Brunschwig & Fils and framed botanical lithographs. To make use of a transitional area that was once a family room prior to the renovation, Wall created an attractive reading nook through the addition of built-in bookcases that display leather-bound tomes, family photographs and collectibles. A pair of armchairs is located on either side of a center pedestal table in front of the bookcases. Now serving as a magnet for guests during one of the couple’s frequent get-togethers, the former location of the galley-style kitchen has been opened up to serve as a spacious transition area between the sitting areas and the newly renovated kitchen, creating a circular flow amongst the rooms. A wet bar surrounded by cabinets above and below provides plenty of stylish storage and service space. The cabinets have the same antiqued finish as those in the kitchen, both of which were custom crafted by Mike’s Woodworking. The husband is quite a gourmand and played an integral role in the kitchen planning process. Ample windows along the

Left: The Clarence House box-pleat valance and drapery that envelope the windows and French doors in the master bedroom open to a Juliette balcony. A petite settee covered in silk check fabric highlights the colors of the blooms. Right: To make use of a transitional area that was once a family room prior to the renovation, interior designer Betsy Wall of Bittners created an attractive reading nook through the addition of built-in bookcases.

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Adding to the rustic charm of “the rock room,” as everyone refers to it, are toile print drapery from Brunschwig & Fils and framed botanical lithographs.

rear of the home bathe the kitchen and the adjacent casual dining area in natural light and provide a wonderful vantage point for the homeowners to take in the green space that drew them to the home in the first place. Enviable vistas are also found in the master bedroom. Windows and French doors - dressed with linen Clarence House drapery in an oversized floral print on a Danish blue background – open to a Juliette balcony. The same fabric is found on the bed skirt. A petite settee covered in silk check fabric highlights the colors of the blooms. The couple recently enlisted the services of Mike Smith of Artistic Kitchens to renovate the master bath, taking part of the oversized closet in their daughter’s room to fashion a walk-in closet off the bathroom. Medicine cabinets are seamlessly concealed behind mirrors with beveled edges and

open with a gentle push. Between the his and her vanities and centered underneath an oval window with a molded spoked grill is a lift-top makeup area with mirror that can be lowered when not in use to keep the area looking pristine. “This project has been a gradual transformation,” said Wall, with the latest chapter involving the evolution of the lower level from an afterthought to a central hub of activity. Near the base of the stairs, a seating area arranged in front of the fireplace is popular for lounging and watching television in the winter and is the point of entry to the pool area during warmer months. The homeowners retained the old kitchen cabinets and fashioned a second utility kitchen on this level, which is ideal when entertaining poolside. “I’ve learned that it’s hard to do home makeovers,” said the wife. “But the backyard has made it all worth it.” sl

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r o f e v i r d o t Heirloom Restaurant in Midway Written by Bridget Williams

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Sweet. Sour. Salty. Bitter. These basic components of taste have recently been joined by “umami,” the current darling of foodies that describes the subtle savory flavor that occurs naturally in meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products. While it is not as easily discernable as the immediate reaction elicited by the taste of lemon, for example, it nonetheless plays an important role in making our food pleasantly palatable. In this vein, I would like to propose a sixth taste in the tongue’s repertoire: passion. All chefs prepare food, but passion for the craft imparts a depth to the dining experience that leaves all the senses satiated by the meal’s end. Mark Wombles of Heirloom Restaurant in Midway is a chef that clearly cooks with passion. Having reached his five-year anniversary, Chef Wombles says with pride that he can now officially call himself an “established” restaurateur.

While a student at the University of Kentucky, in short order Wombles became more interested in extracurricular activities than class work. He made the fortuitous decision to quit school and take a job as a cook at the Merrick Inn in Lexington, an experience that provided him with the “aha” moment to visualize his future. At the urging of his family, he looked into formal culinary school, ultimately deciding on the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco over the CIA in Hyde Park, New York, largely to take advantage of California’s more temperate climes. He successfully balanced his studies and an apprenticeship with James Beard winner Chef Michael Mina at Aqua, a bastion of fine dining in the Financial District. Upon graduation, Wombles says that while he would have happily remained in San Francisco, the exorbitant cost of living helped him to make the decision to return closer to home, where his ultimate goal was to open his own restaurant.

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Chef Wombles rounded out his culinary repertoire under the tutelage of heralded Chef Jean Robert de Cavel at The Maisonette in Cincinnati, whose haute French cuisine garnered a recordsetting 41-year streak Mobil five-star awards that ended when the restaurant closed in 2005; at Jonathans at Gratz Park in Lexington; and at Bistro La Belle in Midway. Grateful for the insight gained at each but desiring to express his own culinary style, he began laying plans for his own place. Henry, his father (and biggest

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cheerleader), purchased a former lobbyist’s office on Main Street in the charming and historic town center of Midway (which was coincidentally enjoying a renaissance of sorts), and Chef Wombles enlisted the services of the late Richard Kimbrel to execute his “California contemporary” interior, which injects just enough wow factor into an otherwise Mayberry-esque environs. Henry said that one out of town client told her she felt like Dorothy when she landed in the Technicolor dream world of Oz.


An Heirloom logo rendered in cherry red above the entrance beacons to passersby. Inside, delicate shapes of flora and fauna on the Tord Boontje panels that hang on the walls above the tallbacked banquettes cast interesting shadows as they interact with the soft lighting at night and sunlight during the day. Speckled granite tabletops take the place of traditional white tablecloths and coordinate beautifully with the overall color palette of taupe and cream. Wedged into one corner is a backlit onyx-topped bar that casts the most flattering glow upon those gathered around. On most evenings you will find Henry in one of the seats or working the crowd with ample doses of genteel charm and an endearing ability to spin a yarn. Having browsed the menu prior to our visit, we pretty much had our selections premade, digressing only slightly after hearing the specials. Chef Wombles selected the name Heirloom to reflect his “clean� cooking style, one that he defines as using the best of what is local whenever possible and cooking everything from scratch (from the crackers on the cheese plate to the ice cream), in small quantities, so each bite is fresh and flavorful. His efforts certainly have not gone unnoticed as Heirloom was recently

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voted tops in the Commonwealth in three categories among OpenTable.com users: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem and Notable Wine List. Our meal began with the appetizer special: a picture-perfect trio of seared scallops presented on a rectangular-shaped dish and nestled in a cloud of cauliflower puree. Flavorful pesto and a sprinkling of chorizo added additional depth of flavor. Spinach salad is one of my favorite comfort foods, and I was not disappointed with Heirloom’s rendition, which was accentuated with roasted peppers, goat cheese and crispy fried onions. The simple Caesar salad was another tried-and-true favorite that was well done with just enough of the flavorful dressing mixed with crispy and well-chilled romaine.

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Dinner selections among our table ran the high-low gamut. I was delighted with my choice of the chile-roasted tiger prawns. Lovely to look at, the prawns were perches upon a circular, golden brown almond-jasmine rice cake and topped with a tangle of red onion frisee. This basil aioli was delectably spicy and definitely not for those who cannot take the heat coming from the kitchen. I found myself stealing more than one bite of the beef tenderloin. The porcini dry rub produced a crusty outside that provided a nice contrast to the melt-in-your-mouth medium-rare interior. To some, a burger and fries may seem out of place amongst the more rarified options, but the “Infamous Mary Burger” has quite a history and has proven to be one of the more popular staples on the menu. While you will have to ask Henry to give you the full story, the edited version is that Johnny Unitas, a friend of the family, would pay an extended visit to the Wombles twice a year at their home in Hazard and would always phone ahead to Mary, Henry’s mother, to make sure she would be serving her “Mary Burgers.” After the restaurant opened, Henry searched and searched in vain for his late mother’s recipe; as he was just about to give up, his brother called and said he had found the recipe, written in their mother’s own hand. Henry told Chef Wombles not to change one iota of the ingredients or

preparation method, and if it sold fine, if not they would take it off of the menu. Five years later they have sold more than 10,000 of the hand-formed patties, which are served with a generous portion of shoestring fries presented in a parchment-lined cone. Do not ask for the recipe, it is kept under lock and key. The dessert course forced me to make some tough decisions from an array of excellent choices. In the end our table split the sinfully delicious molten chocolate cake that was topped with a generous dollop of house-made ice cream and a good-asgrandma’s warm apple tart, also served with ice cream. Like he does with everyone, Henry made sure to stop by before we left to make sure everything was to our liking. “We want to make sure everyone enjoys good food and has a good time in a relaxed environment,” he said. With dad taking care of the front of the house, Chef Wombles is freed up to work his magic in the kitchen. “This is a finicky business. You only get one chance to make a lasting good impression,” said the chef. Chances are good we will be making the trip again. Heirloom Restaurant, 125 Main St., Midway, KY, 859-8465565, heirloommidway.com. Open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30am to 2pm; dinner, 5:30pm to close. Reservations are strongly recommended. sl

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One could argue that our homes inhabit us as much as we inhabit them. How else then, can we explain when the longing to spend time at home in a favorite room or in the garden mitigates one’s wanderlust? While not all homes are able to invoke such separation anxiety, there are a few treasures that most certainly can. “Little Côte,” Larry and Julie Middleton’s river bluff estate, is certainly one of those special places. Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Stephen Driver

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Built in the 1920s for Archie and Polly Cochran, the Dutch Colonial home is perched on a precipitous bluff overlooking the Louisville Boat Club and the Ohio River beyond. The three-acre grounds, once renowned for exquisite gardens lovingly maintained by Polly, are gradually being restored to their former glory under Julie’s close watch. On a recent visit we felt as though Polly was listening, for as soon as the topic of the gardens came up, a bauble on a wreath to the door that overlooked the area about which we were speaking surreptitiously fell to the floor, causing each of us to speculate out loud about the source of the disturbance. After their nuptials, Julie and Larry sought a home that would allow them to also “marry” the accoutrements of their separate homes cohesively. For two people whose family ties to Louisville run deep, a home similarly steeped in history was a perfect fit. The front door is accessed via a landscaped brick courtyard lined with wisteria. Across from the entrance is a walled courtyard with a patinated copper fountain surrounded by English ivy. Past this is a verdant lawn that separates the house from the cliff’s edge; an original gazebo with a slate roof seems to be precariously teetering on the brink. Julie relied on the expertise of her dear friend Lee Robinson of the Lee W. Robinson Company to create an interior that is 86 slmag.net

respectful of the home’s provenance, while adequately reflecting her and Larry’s personal preferences. “Marco Polo,” lively chinoiserie-print wallpaper from Thibaut, is found in the entry and continues up the stair hall. The pattern, based on drawings that were once popular in the 18th century, were rescaled, re-colored and rejuvenated for a modern reinterpretation of a traditional design motif. Familial faces in the dining room – namely portraits of Julie’s great grandfather and his wife – cast their gaze across the dining room from their prominent positions on either side of the fireplace. For many years Julie was an antique dealer, and she personally sourced many of the pieces found not only in the dining room but also throughout the home. Colors in the needlepoint rug under the Sheraton inlaid mahogany three-pillar dining table and English chairs coordinate with the lively salmon colored walls above the white wainscoting. With an abundance of garden and river views from every window, Robinson’s intent was “all about bringing the outdoors in.” He chose a green faux bois wallcovering by Brunschwig & Fils in the study – a tongue-in-cheek expression of traditional wood paneling that would have seemed out of sorts in the light and airy room. A loving cup trophy displayed on the bookshelves serves as a reminder of Larry’s family involvement in the racing industry.


A portrait of Julie’s great grandfather hangs to the left of the fireplace. A painting of his wife was recently acquired from a relative. For many years Julie was an antique dealer, and she personally sourced many of the pieces found not only in the dining room but also throughout the home. Below; Interior designer Lee Robinson chose a green faux bois wallcovering by Brunschwig & Fils in the study – a tongue-in-cheek expression of traditional wood paneling that would have seemed out of sorts in the light and airy room.

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In the living room, a large picture window with million dollar river views instantly commands attention. In front of the window is the original partner’s from the firm of Brown, Todd & Heyburn. Resting on top are a pair of exquisite old Paris Campana vases on either side of a gilt figural clock.

The casual family room is a favorite family hangout and displays touches of the tropics with palm tree print upholstery on the sofa, above which hangs a painting of Julie’s previous residence. Underfoot is a woven sisal rug. “All grand estate houses have ‘the big room,’ but Mrs. Cochran was not pretentious, so all of the rooms, even the large formal ones, are livable,” said Robinson of the gracious living room. A large picture window with million dollar river views instantly commands attention. After taking it in, one is quick to note the handsome desk that was the original partner’s desk at Brown, Todd & Heyburn. Resting on top are a pair of exquisite old Paris Campana vases on either side of a gilt figural clock. The spaciousness of the living room (40 feet in length) provides for several seating areas, each rendered with distinct patterns that all fall within the prescribed color scheme. The mantel here, as in the other rooms, is carved marble. Built-ins on either side contain an artful assemblage of leather bound books, Staffordshire and English porcelain. Among the antiques of note in the room is a chest purchased at auction from the Ephraim McDowell estate in Danville. On the opposite side of the entry the hall outside the powder room, the wallcovering is a salmon-colored grasscloth

that transitions to green grasscloth as one continues through to the butler’s pantry. Cabinets in the kitchen also have a spring green painted finish. Robinson helped a prior owner with the kitchen design as a favor while he was still a banking executive and before starting his eponymous design firm. The Middleton’s have only made minor modifications to the kitchen and adjacent casual dining area, including a built-in hutch that functions as a home office. Upstairs, Robinson oversaw the extensive renovation of the master suite that encompassed creating a spacious walk-in closet from terrace space. The original French doors and iron balcony were salvaged and placed on two exterior walls to highlight the views and provide ample natural light. The bathroom was reconfigured to take advantage of the river views. Nutmeg colored walls and similarly hued carpeting in the bedroom call to mind a sandy beach, a feeling underscored by “Aphrodite’s Treasure” drapery from Brunschwig & Fils, a collection of shells displayed in a glass vase on the mantle and family photos from trips to Naples. While Julie always looks forward to spring and the rebirth of the gardens, this year holds additional excitement as the home and gardens will be part of the annual Kilgore Garden Tour on May 21st and 22nd. sl

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The sport of snow polo was first introduced in 1985 at the resort town of St. Moritz, Switzerland. In the U.S., snow polo is competed exclusively at Wagner Park at the base of Aspen Mountain in the picturesque Colorado playground. At the 11th annual USPA World Snow Polo Championship, competitors hailing from Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky, South America and France played a modified version of polo on a snow-packed arena surrounded by fencing to keep the larger, lighter and bright red ball in play. Existing rugby posts served as the goal uprights. Teams from Audi, Beluga, Bombardier, Lucchese and Harry Winston fielded teams of three players, as in typical arena polo, and played four seven-minute chukkers. The field was groomed between each chukker by the Polo Zamboni snow cat.

Audi winners: Kris Kampsen, Melissa Ganzi, Barry Stout, Juan Bollini, Riley and Grant Ganzi, and Beluga girls.

Aspen Rancher Barry Stout provided the 30 horses needed for the five teams, which were acclimated to the climate and running in snow, thanks to special shoes that provide better traction and keep the hollow of the hoof from packing with ice. Spectators decked out in fur coats and Montcler quilted jackets watched from heated tents that lined the field. The VIP tent was festively attired with garland and bows. Team sponsors also catered to the well-heeled with tents and displays of their own. At the end of play it was team Audi who celebrated a back-to-back first place finish. The team from Beluga Vodka was runner-up. sl

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Brainball

The “Gilded Age� was the theme of the 8th annual Brain Ball to benefit the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky. Proceeds from the event will support the Military Traumatic Brain Injury program, a program that supports and assists the many men and women who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with head injuries.

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Colleen Ashcraft, Kathy Thompson, Leanne Thornhill, Jennifer Rubenstien

Lori & Tim Laird, Monica & Rick Kapier

Laura and Robert Wagner

Penny Durhamt, Cpt. Terry Durham, Major Scott Thomas

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Drs. Calobrace and Miziguchi and the entire staff at Calospa Rejuvenation Center rolled out the red carpet for clients at their 9th annual open house. Guests enjoyed wine, champagne and hors d’ouevres while learning about the medical and day spa services available at CaloSpa and Calobrace Plastic Surgery.

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Canfield Development and Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty co-hosted a festive Holiday open house catered by 610 Magnolia at historic “Fincastle”, the home of Steve Canfield and Penny Love.

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Financial Fete

Northwestern Mutual hosted a private cocktail reception at the Kentucky Center with Steve Forbes, President, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Magazine and John Schlifske, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Mutual. Louisville was the first stop on a six city speaking tour in which the duo addressed business executives about investing in the current economy.

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Gilda's Night

The Bittners showroom looked resplendent for the 8th annual Gilda’s Night benefit, presented by the University of Louisville. Honorary event chairs Dot and Jim Patterson were honored for their efforts on behalf of the organization. Once again Chef Dean Corbett generously donated the evening’s meal – this year in honor of his friend Mimi Middleton, who lost her battle with cancer after a valiant fight.

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Racy & Cindy Carcione, Laura Frazier & Harry Dennery

Janice Carter-Levitch, Kathy Siebe

Dean Corbett, Douglas Riddle, Stephanie Fellon

Elle & Steve Bass

Dakota Willimon, Christopher Prather, Amy Cimba, Chad Cobb

Michael Judd, Ben Small

Susan Vogt, Claire Alagia, Kelly O'Dainel

Bea & Alan Rosenberg, David Stemler, Amanda Book

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LEXINGTON, KY

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D A I L Y $ 10

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R U N O F S H O W $ 15

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Preview Party* 7:00 - 10:00

SHOW HOURS

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Carleton Varney* 11:30 Keeneland Tour*

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AM KEENELAND CLUBHOUSE

NICK NICHOLSON 9:00 AM

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Nick Nicholson* 11:30 Ben Page* 2:30

FEATURED SPEAKER

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AM KEENELAND CLUBHOUSE

PM UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT

SUNDAY, MARCH GUEST LECTURE

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MARYJEAN WALL 2:30 PM AND BILL SAMUELS 4:00 PM

SATURDAY, MARCH GUEST SPEAKER

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SALLY VAN WINKLE CAMPBELL 1:00 PM UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT

*Reservations required.

HONORARY CHAIRS SPONSORS

Bill and Nanc Samuels sophisticated

LIVING Proceeds benefit The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation www.bluegrasstrust.org | 859.253.0362 | 253 Market Street | Lexington, Kentucky 40507

www.bgtantiquesandgardenshow.org


Candle Glow Gala

Hosparus presented its annual Candle Glow Gala to benefit its pediatric program, Kourageous Kids. Annually, the program cares for nearly 70 terminally ill children. Hosparus started the nation’s first pediatric program in 1980 and has cared for more than 900 children since its inception. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, Hosparus cares for children regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Harry Dennery, Cindy & Ray Carcione

Kathi & Phil Marshall

Annette Rhyne, Arnold Myers

Lowell Katz, Judy & Tony Heitzman, Pam & Jim Ratterman

Dick & Daneen Good, Paula & Frank Harshaw

Karen & Roger Harbeson

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Linda & Ben Jackson

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Light Up the Village

To the delight of the children who’d gathered with their families, Santa arrived in grand fashion to help light up the village at the annual tree lighting and holiday celebration at Westport Village.

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Santa & Jordan Underhill

Pat & David Jones, Liz & John Froehlich

Laura, Ananabelle, Fredrich Ott, Colin Ormar

Todd & Colleen Underhill, William Mitchell, Nolin, Collin & Leighton Underhill

Kevin, Delany, Kaden, Kit & Denise Sullivan

Nancy Wrinkles, Mia, Olivia, Susan & Darren George

Ben Shown, Brooke Cohen, Marla & Lee Guillaume

Glen & Teresa Carr, Christina Ridgley, Bryce Carr

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Signature Chefs

Chaired by Laura Seger and presented by the Frazier Family Foundation, Neonatal Associates and the University of Louisville, the 2010 Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes honored Dr. James Ramsey. Patrons enjoyed an evening of delectable delights prepared by a distinguished group of Louisville’s culinary elite led by chef Josh Moore of Volare, followed by a live auction of dining packages, including one featuring Rock Harper from Halle’s Kitchen. Funds raised will support research to prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.

Brittany Mcwhorten, Elle Smith, Mirranda Mehlling, Kim Ramser, Dr. James Ramsey, Rachel Meade, Molly Goldstein, Ashley Ferry, Paige Conrad, Lei Cafferty, Tessa Burke

Terry Meiners, John Ramsey

Laura Frazier, Cindy Carcione, Lana Howerton

Steve & Terri Bass

Devonya & Greg Taylor

Laura Clements, John Riehm, Chef Rock Harper, Derek Pankey, Caroline & Patrick Keller

Carin Isaacs, Laura Lee Boone, Cindy Grissom, Laura Jones, Kelli Barid, Dorris Flowers

Stacy Bellis, Mellisa Coalter

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Night of 1000 Stars

A Bountiful Feast – Night of a Thousand Stars served as the kickoff event for the 15th annual Festival of Faiths. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Sacred Soil: Foundation of Life”, there were elegantly simple table centerpieces of live greenery. Dinner, catered by Silver Spoon, incorporated local products and produce.

Photography by Chad Henle

Lisa & Steve Smith

Margarette Handmaker, Donald Vish, Peter Buck, Jenifer Bielstein, Angela Leet

Larry Shapin & Ladonna Nicolas , J.B. Wilson

Tyler Allen, Carol Norton

Deborah Greewald, Sara Pardis

Jonathan Miller, Christy Brown

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Angela Leet, Jamie Broome

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J.B. Wilson with his art installation


Snow Ball

The annual black tie Snow Ball to benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital is always a perfect kickoff to the holiday party season. Sitting on a bed of “snow” the centerpiece of the room was a BMW convertible from Sam Swope that was raffled off during the event.

Ema, Heather, Dee & John Asher

Lynnie Myer, Jessica Moore, Michael Wilson, Lori Scott

Kathy & Rick Maxwell, Kathy Cox, Ann Jones, Glenda Ford

Rick & Kathy Maxwell, Kathy & Russ Cox

Jim & Penny Lacy, Traci & Kraig Brown, Dave & Isabel Henke

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Kristin Shapira, Sidney Smith-McCartin

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The Place Louisville Prefers Grace established a tradition of distinctive senior services in an elegant setting. Lisa continues the tradition of excellence, providing compassionate care in a warm and supportive atmosphere. And Chloe frequently visits to share a story and a smile.

Three generations of our family caring for your family.

2009 KAHCF Outstanding Personal Care Home

Nursing and Rehabilitation Care 1705 Herr Lane • Louisville, KY 40222 502.426.5600 • www.jefferson-place.com

Priority reservations available prior to surgery


The Links Crystal Ball

More than 300 guests attended the “The Crystal Ball”, a gala organized by the Louisville Chapter of “The Links”. Nancy Adams Matthews chaired the event, which featured a signature “Link-tini” and entertainment by the Unlimited Show Band and DJ Reggie Regg. The Links, Incorporated is among the nation's oldest and most prestigious community service organizations composed of professional African American women. Event proceeds will support the organization’s efforts related to youth in Louisville’s most economically challenged neighborhoods.

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Taft Thompson, Dr. Sam Robinson, Dr. Sean Owens, Chuck Mathews

Pat Beckett, Nina Bedford, Anne-Marie Brown

Bevelen Johnson, Carolyn Tandy, Dr. Dorothy Thomas

Matt & Holmesetta Green, Rob Jordan, Linda Wilson

Bernadette & Ed Hamilton, Faye Owens

Deanna Davis, Ed Burton

Martha Humphrey, George & Jocelyn Pane

Karen Hoskins, Diane Porter, Carol Shobe

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Back on My Feet A broken femur brought Richard’s daily walks to an abrupt halt. Oaklawn Rehabilitation got him back in his walking shoes.

“The outstanding rehabilitative care I received at Oaklawn accelerated my recovery and empowered me to get back on my feet!” - Richard Breen, attorney

Oaklawn’s team of highly trained therapists, led by Jason Miller, M.D., Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, provides the most efficient and effective rehabilitation available . . .

to get you home sooner and stronger!

300 Shelby Station Drive (across from Lake Forest) 502.254.0009 • www.oaklawnky.com

Call 753-6204 to pre-register.


Perfect for 10

Z’s Oyster Bar & Steakhouse hosted a VIP celebration to celebrate their 10th anniversary in business.

Jim & Jocyce Steinfeild, Mehrzad Sharbiani, Linda & Ben Jackson

Connie Rayburn, Myron Hobbs

Ken & Joanne Towery

Penny Love & Steve Canfield

Tom Fischer, Ben & Mary St Claire, Marilyn and Brooks Bower

Helena & David Gleason

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Josh Henderson, Kim Charney

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Holly Days

Junior League of Louisville kicked off their 5th annual Hollydays Art & Gift market with a cocktail reception at the Mellwood Arts Center. Proceeds from the three-day shopping extravaganza are used to further the League’s mission of supporting the community by improving the lives of women and children.

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Nicole & Mimie Bowen, Lauren Colter, Laura Rives

Jenny Goodman, Lindsay Jones, Megan Wood

Robin Arnold, Laura Haydon, Beth Orberson, Mindy Bransetter

Kelly Green, Krystal Fischer

Lynn and Crit Luallen

Barbara Purvis, Randi Montgomery

Colleen Rice, Nancy Sherwood

Jennifer Kramer, Paula Campbell, Susan Hovenkamp

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Design, Build, Sustain

6300 Old LaGrangeRd. Rd.• 502-245-0238 • 502-243-3832••boonegardiner.com boonegardiner.com 6300 Old LaGrange


Procurement Party

The Lee W. Robinson Company hosted an auction procurement party for “The Beach Ball” Louisville Collegiate School’s annual gala, scheduled for February 26th. Donors were rewarded with a cocktail reception and special discounts throughout the festively decorated showroom.

Betsy Prussia, Jennifer Hartlage, Shelly Levy

Jody Howard, Caroline Wells, Betsy Prussia

Dr. Nancy Kiesow-Webb, Joanna Nugent

Becky Dunn, Colleen Brach, Dr. Nancy Kiesow-Webb

Jody Howard, Lee Robinson, Beth Davis

Jody Howard, Becky Dunn

Martha Hall, Edie Wells

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Properties for Rent Greenbriar Sporting Club

• Architectural design features an open floor plan with classic oak hardwoods and beautiful tile flooring throughout. • An absolutely stunning kitchen features a convenient center island, Kohler fixtures, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, “Under Cabinet Lighting” and of course, granite countertops. • Take in year-round views of the Alleghny Mountains and Howard’s Creek from the rocking-chair front porch or the peaceful, screened-inback porch.

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• Sturdy construction is highlighted by Western Red Cedar siding complimented by a classic shake roof.

reath taking mountain and water views only steps away from fishing and the Greenbrier resort. An adorable 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Howard’s Creek hideaway with plenty of room and convenient access to all the services and amenities offered by the Greenbrier Resort, The Greenbrier Sporting Club is a private, residential sporting community and club on the 6,500-acre grounds of the legendary Greenbrier.

• Enjoy fishing mere steps away from your new home in Howard’s Creek or take a short walk to the Greenbrier resort for a full range of activities and amenities at America’s oldest private club. • Spacious home featuring 3,165 square feet built on a large lot, 0.578 acres.

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nything but ordinary, it’s spectacular! Enjoy entertaining family and friends in this custom 5BR/5.5BA, with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, spacious rooms, tiled baths, 2 covered decks, exterior stone fireplace, 2 full kitchens, 2 living areas, 2 master suites, single car garage, view of Trillium’s 7th fairway, and much more. Membership is an appurtenance to the property.

Design Elements Stacked Stone Fireplaces Hardwood Flooring Stainless Steel Appliances Granite Countertops & Custom Cabinetry Large Covered Decks Exterior Fireplace Large Master Suite Trillium Links & Lake Club Amenities Direct Lake Access/Boats/Boat Docks Landings Restaurant and Pavilion & The Clubhouse 18-Hole Championship Golf Course Tennis, Fitness Center, & Spa at Apple Orchard Park Outdoor Pool/Hot Tub Hiking/Mountain Biking/Horseback Riding Camp Trillium & Adventure Club

Trillium, Cashiers, North Carolina For more Information Contact Jgarlington@mac.com


CASA Groundbreaking Supporters of CASA and representative of Kosair Charities marked the start of construction of their new permanent building on the grounds of the Kosair Charities campus on Eastern Parkway with a ground breaking ceremony. (All photos on left) Photography by Steve Bass

100 Wise Women 100 Wise Women is a series of forums designed to increase the base of Louisville's qualified, connected women leaders. The unique and lively breakfast forum connects emerging women leaders with experienced, successful women during table discussions following the keynote address. Since 100 Wise Women events began in 2007, proceeds reaching nearly $50,000 have gone to the Joan Riehm Women’s Leadership Fund, allowing 40 young women to participate in Leadership Louisville Center programs. Denise Vazquez Troutman, president and CEO of The Center for Women and Families, was the keynote speaker. (All photos on right)

Becca Embry

Doug & Laura Dausman, Dan & Sug Schusterman, Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward, Kathy Martin, Randy Cole, Mayor Greg Fischer, Carol Lomicka, Laura Dausman, Terri Bass

Vicki Miller, Robin Powell

Cathy Zion, Denise Troutman, Chris Johnson

Sandra Dittmer, Virginia Copley

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Lauren Hensley, Betsy Phillips, Jackie Keating


Senior health care unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Masonic Home of Louisville has always been committed to giving our patients and residents the best-quality care. Now we’re also offering the finest facility in the region. This month, we’ll be opening our 196,000-sq.-ft. Sam Swope Care Center, where we’ll provide advanced services ranging from post-operative recovery to kidney dialysis—all in a gracious, homelike setting.

The Sam Swope Care Center is now open Schedule a tour by calling

(502) 897-4907

MASONIC HOME OF LOUISVILLE 3701 FRANKFORT AVENUE (502) 897-4907 (866) 764-6631 www.masonichomesky.com

Masonic Home of Louisville does not discriminate against any applicant based on race, creed, national origin, sex, disability or affiliation.


Event for Champions Supporters The Leadership Louisville Center and Northwestern

Mutual presented an invitation-only, Northwestern Mutual Networking Event for Champions at E&S Gallery, with the Ignite Louisville Class of 2011 and their higher level “champions,” such as mentors or professional supporters. Sponsored by Brown Forman, this event was new for the Class of 2011 and will allow the class of emerging young professionals to connect with established executives from leading companies in the community. (All photos on left)

Ladies Day at the Races More than $24,000 was raised for the

Backside Learning Center through the sold-out Ladies Day at the Races benefit, held in the Triple Crown Room at Churchill Downs. Funding will be used to enhance the lives of equine workers by providing education, life skill resources and community support. (All photos on right)

Jackie Keating, Dare to Care; Steve Mockus, UPS; Teresa Aldridge, UPS and Madeleine Burnside, Frazier International History Museum

Betty Brown, Judy Hoskins, Betsy Tyrrell, Jennifer Hoert, Kate Davis, Nancy Stablein

Carrie Beth Crouch, Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.; SiDonna Cox, Bittners, LLC.; Abbie Gilbert, Northwestern Mutual and Cynthia Knapek, Leadership Louisville Center

Dr. Crunchy Wells, Amy Schnieder, Beverly Thompson, Vicki Rogers

Cathy Smith-Shannon, E&S Gallery, Inc.; Chris Johnson, Leadership Louisville Center and Walter Shannon, E&S Gallery, Inc.

Jennifer Knox, Sandra Masters, Kimber Alvarado, Vicki Rogers

Mary Morrow, Mary Morrow & Associates; Chris Brice, Northwestern Mutual; Roger McClendon, Yum! Brands, Inc. and a representative from Ft. Knox

Jennifer Mason, Julia Bacon

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Steve Bass Executive Vice President, Marketing

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Chuck Pence Agent

Dana Marcum Agent

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