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The Audi A7 – Elegance and Efficiency. Emotion-packed design, sporty character and innovative technology: Introducing the 2011 A7. The large five-door model with the dynamically accentuated rear end brings together the best of three worlds: the sporty elegance of a coupe, the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon. The Audi A7 combines supreme, long-distance comfort with a sporty character. The interior noise level is very low even at fast highway speeds, with the V6 engines providing refined acoustic feedback as their power unfolds. The A7 is pure high-tech.

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From the Editor-In-Chief

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Art Deco Revisited

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Influences on Style & Flavor of Wine

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The 2011 Audi A8

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Of Note…Royal Wedding

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New Kid on the Block

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Track Favorites

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Spring Frocks

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Rooms with a View

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Sterling Examples of Great Buys

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The Glamorous Life

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Maestro, If You Please…

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Bibliotaph Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation

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Imagine 2011

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Magic of Mardi Gras

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Science with a Twist

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EDITOR - IN - CHIEF Bridget Williams ______________________________________________ ASSOCIATE EDITORS Kay Matton Jen Dotson ART DIRECTOR Jason Yann CONTRIBUTORS Writers Patti Bailey Dr. Matthew Bessen Ellana Bessen Bob Beggs Kirby Camm Matthew Boone Gardiner Scott Harper Rex Lyons Alice Gray Stites Diane C. Wachs Steve Wilson Photographers Tony Bailey Steve Bass Tim Furlong Chad Henle Andrew Kung COPY EDITOR Jennifer Newton Director of Photography Eric Williams Advertising Sales Office 502.582.6563 ______________________________________________ Publisher Eric Williams Sophisticated Living is published by Sophisticated Living, LLC, P.O. BOX 1229, Prospect, Kentucky 40059 USA. All Rights Reserved. Sophisticated Living is published six times a year. All images and editorial are the property of Sophisticated Living, LLC and cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission. Annual subscription fees are $25.00; please add $5 for subscriptions outside the US. Single copies may be purchased for $5 at select fine retail outlets. Address all subscription inquiries to: Sophisticated Living, PO Box 1229, Prospect, KY 40059. To order back issues or reprints of 100 or more, call 502.582.6563.

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From the Editor-In-Chief It’s been said that the advent of Google means that one can never truly forget; typing in a random string of words has the power to conjure up a movie or event teetering on the tip of the tongue. I recently had a similar experience while being interviewed by my daughter for a school project. The line of questioning focused on my recollections of interests and activities when I was a fifth grader. As I struggled to clear out the cobwebs of those long-ago experiences, and unsure of dates for certain television shows and songs, I found myself doing computer fact-checking to authenticate my memories. Monchichis, Burples, Cabbage Patch Kids and Smurf Berry Crunch (one of my favorite cereals) were just a few of the search results from querying “fads of 1983.” While the two of us shared a few laughs watching commercials of the aforementioned on You Tube, I felt really old when she asked, “What the heck is a Boom Box?” After that I didn’t even bother trying to explain the slick break dancing mat that I received for Christmas that year. As difficult as it was to go past generalizations and into specifics without the aid of a computer during my interview, I find that when I’m in the car and a song from the past comes on, it’s like turning on a faucet of memories – the most obscure recollections spring forth to paint a vivid picture of a lost moment in time. For instance, on those rare occasions I hear “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” by Tony Orlando and Dawn, I can see the marvelously mustached Tony - flanked by two women in white dresses with yellowed feather trim - on the 8-track as I selected it from the case during a cross country family vacation. Speaking of icons of obsolescence, hearing Stevie Wonder sing “Sir Duke” dials up an ordinary moment in the late 1970s. Suddenly I am five-years-old and singing loudly as I ride with my mother in our pea green Pinto Squire wagon. Any mention of this gives my mother pangs of buyer’s remorse as she sold her much sexier Plymouth Barracuda for the spontaneously combustible butt of all automotive jokes. I’d have to agree with her angst, as I can’t think of any rock anthems dedicated to the Pinto! Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” provides a flashback to high school when I was joined by a carful of girls crammed into my friend’s AMC Pacer (which shares space with the Pinto as two of the top 15 worst cars ever built). As we belted out the lyrics, a la Wayne’s World, one of the hubcaps fell off, and several of us jumped out and ran after it, laughing all the way. With spring flirtatiously arriving in fits and starts – big brother winter lingers, ready to admonish unwanted advances with a slap of cold air – the soundtrack of the rites of spring is slowly growing louder. Equally welcome as the chorus of songbirds returning from their southern roosts is the camaraderie of joining in song to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at the Reds season opener and the “Call to the Post” at Keeneland and Churchill Downs, which unite young and old in celebration of some of our most beloved pastimes. Play Ball! Bridget Williams, Editor-in-Chief

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Art Deco Revisited Written by Kirby Camm, Bittners

I never thought much about which countries produced Art Deco furniture before discovering this unusual Art Deco desk (more about it being a desk later on in the article). This piece was made in Italy, a country not typically associated with Art Deco furniture. Discovering any interesting antique furniture piece is always exciting, but finding one that is Art Deco and Italianmade is an instant attention-grabber for any antique enthusiast. France, England and the United States are the dominant countries associated with Art Deco furniture. Granted, Art Deco architecture was popular in numerous countries throughout the world, and many fabulous buildings were built worldwide during the Deco time period (1920s to 1945). However, Art Deco furniture design and construction in various countries is a completely different story. Over the years I have seen a few pieces of Swedish and Hungarian Art Deco furniture, but I have never seen any Art Deco furniture that was designed and made in Italy. When I first viewed this piece, it was open and looked like an interesting desk with a great center section to place a laptop computer. After acquiring the piece, I made an embarrassing discovery while closing and reopening: a mirrored back in the center section, which was a dead giveaway that the piece is actually a bar! Bars were very fashionable in the Art Deco time period, and consequently there are Art Deco bars in all shapes and configurations. Italian furniture has always been designed with a certain degree of panache, and this Italian Deco bar is no exception.

Although simple in design, the designer/furniture maker crafted this bar in an unquestionably Italian style in several different ways. First, the doors are completely covered in small rectangles of shagreen. Shagreen, sometimes called galuchat, is leather made from stingray skin. It is covered with numerous bony denticles of tooth or tooth-like projections. Shagreen was frequently incorporated as an accent on French-made Art Deco wood furniture, but in moderation. In contrast, this Italian-made piece uses shagreen to make a bold and large statement, but at the same time, the use of cream-colored shagreen lends this bar a feeling of understated elegance. Another interesting aspect on the subject of this bar being totally Italian instead of a French clone is the wood used in its making. On the whole, French Deco furniture used exotic timbers. The wood used in the illustrated bar is mahogany, which is certainly not exotic. However, the Italian designer had the mahogany timber bleached to give it a completely different look. Lastly, the feet or legs on this bar are not Art Deco but Italian Futurism. Futurism was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. Everything about this Italian bar was done with finesse. From the unusual, bright, brilliant mirror inside the bar, to storage space and how the bar looks great open or closed, no matter how you look at this Art Deco bar/desk, its duality of uses and striking good looks make for a wonderful and stylish antique. sl

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Influences On Style And Flavor Of Wine Written by Scott Harper, MS There are many influences on the style and flavor of wines. Consequently, many books have been written, classes taught and research done all about how a wine’s flavor and style will be impacted. I believe that there are no more important influences than climate and winemaking. In order to describe the dramatic effect these two elements have on wine, one must generalize, and there are certainly exceptions to every rule. But more times than not, these are true. Climate Let’s start with the all-important climate of the vineyard. Keep in mind, climate is different than weather. Climate is the long-term behavior of the area, where weather is the short-term behavior. Although there are many growing influences that affect the complexity and intensity of grape flavor, the climate has the largest impact. Certainly we all realize this is a general statement, but if you say the world is divided into cold, cool, warm and hot climates, these broad general classifications paint a mind’s eye view of the world’s climate. One of the exceptions to these generalities, which speaks to the importance of vintage, is there are warm years in cool climate areas and cold years in warm climate areas. Toss in climate change, and it can get very interesting. Professionals tend to divide the world of wine into two climates: warm and cool with the modifier moderate, as in moderately cool or moderately warm. But for our purposes, we will keep it simple and general, especially as we do not see wine being produced in cold and hot climates. In Warm Climate, grapes produce wines that have very ripe, almost sweet tasting fruit, high alcohol and low acid. They tend to be medium- to full-bodied, rich and powerful wines that are very enjoyable to drink by themselves or with simple foods. Examples of warm climate areas would be California, Australia and South America, among others. In Cool Climate, grapes produce wines that have more tart tasting fruit, moderate alcohol and high acid. They are

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light- to medium-bodied wines with more fragrance and elegance. They tend to be more enjoyable with a wide range of foods. Examples of cool climate areas would be Germany, Austria, northern France and northern Italy, among others. Winemaking Winemakers can put their fingerprint on the wines they make, or they can keep the wine’s fingerprint; some call this Old World or traditional winemaking versus New World or modern winemaking. Old World winemaking is practiced mostly by historic wine producing regions such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany. This method emphasizes the flavor of the grape through regionalism; therefore there is less use of oak and winemaking techniques. A lack of technology means these wines will not be squeaky clean, so secondary flavors of minerals, stones, earth, and forest floor develop or are not covered up by winemaking. New World winemaking is practiced mostly by young wine producing regions such as the United States, Australia, South Africa, South America and New Zealand. It focuses on producing a specific style of wine regardless of grape type. Marketing dictates the use of technology to make lush, fruitforward wine that is lavishly oaked and will garner big points from the wine critics. The winemaker is the star, not the grape or region. There are exceptions to these generalities, such as New World/Modern winemaking in old-world countries or Old World winemaking in new-world countries. sl


Cool Climate wine Sancerre Merlin-Cherrier ‘09 (Loire, France) Loire Valley arguably makes some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. The region that makes the best Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire Valley is Sancerre. Sancerre is loaded with Myer lemons, gooseberries, fresh herbs and minerals. The wine is lightbodied, dry and high acid. Domain bottled. Warm Climate wine Viognier Zaca Mesa ‘08 (Santa Ynez, California) The grape Viognier originally hails from Northern Rhone, France. It is amazingly perfumed, textured, ultra ripe, full-bodied, rich, low acid and dry, with flavors of white peach, honeysuckle and an explosive floral fruit basket.

Old World Winemaking Barolo Paolo Scavino ‘05 (Piedmont, Italy) Barolo is from the northern Italian region of Piedmont. It is made from Nebbiolo grape, which is arguably one of the best grapes in Italy for red wine. The wine is dry, tannic and fullbodied with the flavors of blackberries, leather, earth and roses. New World Winemaking Cabernet Blend Chappellet Mountain Cuvee ‘07 (Napa Valley, California) Made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 51%, Merlot 46%, Malbec 1%, Cabernet Franc 1% and Petit Verdot 1%. This is a big, rich, oaky, spicy, mouthful of a wine with flavors of cola, blackberries, plums and mocha.

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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As the first generational refresh of the A8 line since 2004, the 2011 Audi A8 (MSRP from $78,050) ushers in a new era of progressive luxury as the flagship sedan of the Audi brand. The third generation of the A8 model line is built on Audi’s proven combination of an ASF, MMI® user interface, stately interior craftsmanship, quattro® all-wheel-drive and adaptive air suspension – innovations matched only by the optimized 4.2-liter direct injection V8 and all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. The significantly updated A8 drivetrain delivers increased horsepower, torque, fuel economy and performance over the previous generation, underlining the goal of delivering the discerning driver the ultimate in luxury driving dynamics and efficiency. Paramount in the design process was creating a visage of sporty progressiveness that opens new territory while remaining grounded in a clear and logical progression of the A8. In

comparison to its predecessor, increasingly muscular wheel arches speak to the enthusiast driver, while further refinement of running lines that flow to a subtly arched trunk lend the allnew A8 an air of elegance. Technological innovation shines brilliantly via industry-first full-LED front headlamps with both high and low beam function. The new A8 builds upon Audi’s leadership in aluminum design and manufacturing via its latest generation ASF. There is 25 percent more static torsional rigidity, while new welding technologies contribute to reduced weight, producing greater fuel efficiency, benchmark-levels of passive safety and improved handling. The ASF now weighs some 40 percent less than a comparable steel structure. As a result of such innovation, the 2011 A8 gains no weight over the previous car, despite the new model’s growth of three inches fore and aft and two inches in width.

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Fine materials paired with optimized solutions create driver and passenger experiences unrivaled by the competition. Key to this theme is the 2011 A8’s “Koenigsfuge” or “King’s Joint,” the juncture between door and dashboard. At this point, no less than four different materials and design lines intersect, melding deep wood inlays, aluminum accents, leather dashboard covering and plastics in a hallmark of ingenuity. Designers were given free reign to draft the A8’s environmental lines with a focus purely on creating a flow around the passengers. Roominess is accented by driver-selectable LED lighting themes including ivory, polar and ruby modes, creating a connection between driver and passengers and an overall feeling of lightness within the interior surrounding the floating center console. During the day, natural light floods the cabin though a pair of skylights. As the center of power and control, the driver has access to innumerable options at his or her fingertips. Audi drive select now arrives as standard equipment, presenting the driver with options that span both sport and comfort (Dynamic, Comfort, Auto, Individual). The shift-by-wire gearshift lever is inspired by the throttles found on board yachts and serves as an ergonomic hand rest for operating the MMI touch interface. Because such considerations mean nothing if they intrude on

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the overall theme of elegance that the A8 embodies, all interior elements – such as the foldaway MMI screen – were designed to occupy as little space as possible. Like the rest of the all-new 2011 A8, the new model’s 4.2 FSI V8 powerplant returns with significant improvements in both performance and comfort. Refinements include an increase to 372 hp versus the previous car’s 350 hp and a complementary growth of torque to 328 lb-ft against the previous car’s 325 lb-ft. An Audi valvelift system complements the revised engine, and FSI direct injection cements Audi as the only car company in the U.S. that sells 100 percent of its gasoline engines with direct injection. The sedan’s zero to 60 mph time has improved to an estimated 5.7 seconds. For those in search of the ultimate in performance and luxury, the A8L W12 will no doubt fit the bill. Thanks to the implementation of Audi FSI direct injection, the big engine generates a full 500 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, as compared to the previous car’s 450 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. The increased performance is enough to push the long-wheelbase A8 to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds (est). Despite the obvious performance gains of the 2011 A8L W12, the new car manages to be about 12 percent more efficient than the outgoing model.


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A first for the A8 family, power will be channeled via an eight-speed automatic transmission, resulting in 17 percent better fuel economy compared to the previous car. Controlled via the center gearshift lever or standard wheel-mounted manumatic shifting paddles, the new transmission powers a new quattro rearbiased all-wheel-drive system, splitting torque 40:60 (front:rear). The A8 stands as the only car in the luxury performance segment with AWD as standard equipment, and the rear-bias puts power to the road where performance-minded drivers demand it. An optional Sports differential offers variable torque distribution on the rear axle, dramatically reducing understeer and increasing driving agility and traction. Technology plays a new and expanded role in the 2011 A8 through Audi pre sense and adaptive cruise control. Pre sense comprises several preventive occupant protection systems that are activated if a critical driving situation arises. If instability is detected, reversible belt tensioners hold passengers in place while seats adjust to optimal placement. The sunroof and side windows close to shield the passenger compartment. Adaptive air shock absorbers adjust to improve braking and performance, and twostage partial braking activates. Audi braking guard warns the driver of critical situations with an audible warning and a braking jolt. In the case of unavoidable collisions, emergency braking is executed autonomously to minimize impact. Optional equipment in the 2011 A8 includes night vision displayed on the seven-inch driver information display that bridges the main gauges in the driver’s panel. At night, pedestrian-

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detection systems highlight otherwise concealed people and provide a warning if the pedestrian is crossing the path of the vehicle, giving drivers ample time for course correction. Technological innovation abounds in the new A8, networked though all elements of the sedan to improve performance, luxury and safety. Often the most successful application of technology is transparent to the end user, but where direct man-machine interface is required, the 2011 A8 offers the most natural link yet experienced in the automotive realm. The next-generation of Audi’s MMI system includes MMI touch, providing users with a touchpad that is conveniently located on the center console. MMI touch, which is capable of recognizing handwriting for text entry applications such as navigation destinations, enables users to trace letters with a fingertip. The touchpad also acts as a pointer for map functions, a number pad for radio functions, and it can be used to scroll lists in the MMI. Building on users’ experiences with current smartphones, the new touch interface is the ultimate extension of Audi’s “joy of use” concept for drivercar interaction. Also available is an optional factory-installed WLAN hotspot for wireless Internet access. Available in two iterations, the standard A8 4.2 FSI and a long-wheelbase A8L 4.2 FSI, the new A8’s suite of increased standard features is shared across both models. While both models have the high-level standard features in common, the A8L adds a new Executive Rear Seating package, expanding on the comfort and configurability of the luxurious interior. Rear passengers


now enjoy rear seat entertainment with dual 10-inch screens, a sizeable refrigerator and four-zone air conditioning. There is also a relaxation seat in the back with a power footrest and a fixed console, which even includes a table. Through a full function MMI controller, rear seat passengers can program the navigation or choose music settings on their own media jukebox. The A8 4.2 enjoys ample standard equipment, including ESP – a program designed to incorporate the vehicle’s ABS, EBD, EDL and ASR to control the sedan’s dynamic movements, thereby creating a more stable driving platform. Standard servotronic power steering varies the amount of steering assist depending on vehicle speed, and Audi adaptive air suspension delivers infinitely variable damping. Outside, the A8 4.2 boasts 19-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, tinted glass for added privacy, heated side view mirrors and windshield washer nozzles. Audi xenon plus headlights and taillights with LED daytime running lights define the face of the sedan and include Audi adaptive light, which articulates the headlamps up to 15 degrees based on vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. Highpressure headlight washers ensure optimal visibility regardless of climate conditions. The interior of the A8 4.2 delivers a three-spoke, leatherwrapped multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles. In addition, the steering column uses an automatic tilt away function to allow for easier ingress and egress. Premium Valetta

leather upholstery surrounds the 18-way adjustable front seats, and a fully automatic dual-zone, draftless climate control system keeps the cabin comfortable. A central locking system, power windows with one-touch up/down feature and cruise control are standard. The A8L 4.2 adds to the well-equipped nature of the A8 4.2 with standard equipment such as an attractive four-spoke steering wheel with shift paddles and power closing doors. The A8L 4.2 also makes use of Audi advanced key – allowing the driver to lock, unlock and start the vehicle without ever removing the key from his or her pocket – and power door closers for all four doors automatically close the last inch of operation. Also included is the Audi parking system with rear parking sensors and rearview camera. Both the A8 and A8 L offer HomeLink® garage door opener and Bluetooth® hands free as standard. A number of additional packages are available to help buyers create the perfect A8. Both models offer a Premium package that includes front seat ventilation, 22-way multicontour comfort front seats with pneumatic lumbar support and pneumatic seat massage. A Sport package is available, featuring 20-inch five-triple spoke wheels with summer tires, Valcona leather with sport stitched diamond look, adaptive air suspension, dynamic steering and quattro sport differential. sl

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Of note... Royal Wedding

Vagabond House pewter frog prince salt and pepper shaker set ($40). Available through Bittners in Louisville, LV Harkness & Company in Lexington and Lillian C. Limited in Cincinnati.

Hoping to inspire global philanthropy, the heir to Buckham palace and his brideto-be are bucking tradition by asking guests to forgo lavish gifts in favor of donations to charity. Prince William is patron of 23 charities and guests at his April 29 wedding to Kate Middleton will be advised on how to make postal and online donations when they receive their invitations. Peace Dove from Herend ($1,950) in platinum. Available through Goldsmith Cardel in Cincinnati, L.V. Harkness & Co. in Lexington and Dolfingers in Louisville.

In Great Britain, brides sew a good luck charm, such as the silver horseshoe of royal British brides, to the hem of their wedding dresses. Tradition also calls for the bride to carry a horseshoe, streaming with ribbons, for good luck. Tiny Treasures pendant ($760) in 18k white gold/diamonds by Roberto Coin. Available through Nordstom in Cincinnati and Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers in Lexington.

During the Tudor period in England, wedding guests threw shoes at the newlyweds as they were leaving the church for good luck. The modern tradition is to tie shoes to the wedding getaway vehicle. Stuart Weitzman 'Loverly' ($365) silver glitter t-strap evening sandal (stuartweitzman.com).

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Fit for a Prince - Painter Marc Chagall's dreamscape scenes depicting bouquets of flowers, dancers, acrobats and painters with their palettes have been authentically replicated by Bernardaud on French porcelain. Shown is ‘Sketch for the Opera Ceiling’ coupe ($540). Available through Goldsmith Cardel in Cincinnati; L.V. Harkness in Lexington; and, Dolfinger's and Dover House Antiques and Mercantile in Louisville.

'Splendid', a crystal service designed by Moser in 1911 was among the 2,500 gifts Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh received in honor of their 1947 nuptials. Champagne flute ($290). Available at Goldsmith Cardel in Cincinnati, LV Harkness in Lexington and Dolfingers in Louisville.

Married in 1811, young n e w l y we d s Ni c o l a s Pe r r i e r and Adèle Jouët, founded the House of Perrier-Jouët and set about acquiring the most prized vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. Today Perrier Jouët owns 160 acres of vines in the best area in Champagne with an average “cru rating” of over 99%, including 99 acres in the Grand Cru Villages of Cramant and Avize.The 1999 Fleur de Champagne ($145) is a Brut wine, composed of 50% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and 5% Pinot Meunier grapes.

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New Kid on the Block A mere 18 miles separates Palm Beach from Delray Beach to the south, although the collective disposition between the two is worlds apart. Lined with an eclectic selection of kitschy souvenir shops, restaurants and boutiques, the heart of Delray is Atlantic Avenue. While there is high-style to be found, one is more apt to see flip-flops than stilettos. In September 2010 it was voted "Best Main Street in Florida” by readers of Florida Monthly Magazine as part of the 15th Annual Best of Florida Awards. Notable resident Tomas Maier, creative director of Bottega Veneta and founder of his eponymous label, chose Delray to enjoy the benefits of being able to keep a low-key profile.

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Situated prominently on the boulevard on the site of a former nondescript strip mall and just a shell’s throw from the two-mile long public beach is The Seagate Hotel & Spa. Opened in 2010, the 156room luxury boutique resort fills a niche for upscale lodging, dining and spa services without spoiling the area’s unpretentiousness. A LEED Gold-certified property, the hotel boasts energ yefficient and recycled materials, such as the recycled mesquite wood floors in the lobby and motion sensing light fixtures. Air conditioning automatically shuts off when balcony doors are opened in guest rooms or when a room is not under reservation. There are bins for in-room recycling, and bars of soap are collected, sterilized and melted down into new bars for shipment to Haiti.


The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach

Delray native Chris Leighton, who lives just a few blocks away, designed the interiors of the hotel, restaurant and spa. He took design cues from rocks and shells he collected from the beach, as well as the varied colors of the water as it interacts with sunlight throughout the day. A three-dimensional “wave wall� behind the reception desk sits across the room from a 5,000-gallon reef tank in the main lobby (an eel and lion fish tank can be found in the smaller lobby). Overhead, unique pleated silk light fixtures in ceiling recesses call to mind a jellyfish. Clean-lined contemporary furnishings configured in cozy seating arrangements exhibit a strong presence. Outside, a covered terrace is a favorite spot for watching the parade of people and cars that parade up and down Atlantic Avenue day and night.

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The standard guest rooms average an impressive 500 square feet, and all but 21 of the rooms have a balcony. For those needing slightly more elbowroom, the hotel recently debuted three two -bedroom suites, one one-bedroom suite and an expansive Bridal Suite featuring two separate living areas. The tranquil rooms and suites are executed in a soft contemporary style with mahogany woodwork and tropical touches consistent with the rest of the property. Decorating the walls are photographs that highlight local plants and vegetation. Sculptural casegoods are from the Wendell Castle Collection. Smart room technolog y allows g uests to control lig hting and temperature from a touch panel just inside the door. Air conditioning automatically shuts off when balcony doors are opened or when a room is not under reservation.

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The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Delray Beach

Popular with children, the entrance to the Atlantic Grill is flanked by a pair of tanks that are home to brightly colored eels with menacing-looking teeth. Serving lunch and dinner daily and a weekend brunch, the space boasts five distinct dining rooms, a large bar accentuated by a jelly fish tank, a Chef ’s Table serving four- and seven-course dinners, two private dining rooms, outdoor seating on the terrace overlooking Atlantic Avenue and a private wine room. Ocean-inspired elements include laser-cut lighting that imitates a coral pattern, a wave pattern interpreted in mosaic Sicis tile, and shell-shaped saltand-pepper shakers on the tables. Live music Thursday through Sunday draws both locals and visitors.

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The menu at the Atlantic Grill features deliciously inventive cuisine punctuated by bold flavors and creative styling. A crosssection of ethnicities, the menu is laden with local bounty from the sea married with the freshest herbs and produce. Etc. CafĂŠ serves breakfast, lunch and sweet treats, such as locally made gourmet ice cream. Brightly lit cases contain mouth-watering in-house pastries. The adjacent Etc. Boutique sells more gourmet delights, as well as a selection of carefully curated gift, clothing and accessories for men, women, children and even pets. Supremely tranquil, the 8,000-square-foot spa features walls rendered in beach stone with wave-like motions, softly


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lit corridors and Emma Gardner Design rugs. At the end of the corridor is a calming stone fountain. The spa uses certified organic spa products, and therapists can mix custom herbal blends for use in treatments and in the aromatherapy steam room. There are seven treatment rooms and the only Vichy shower in the area. One of the most unique treatment options is the fourhour De ep S ea Journe y ($750). It b eg ins with a steam treatment, followed by a four-hand massage in an exclusive spa suite, during which the therapists infuse seaweed oils to reduce cellulite and to firm skin, followed by an invigorating Swiss shower with gentle organic seaweed body wash and

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body polishing performed with a natural-bristle brush. Guests are wrapped from head-to-toe in hand-har vested seaweed for cleansing, toning and detoxification and then submerged into a deep bath of hand-picked serratus seaweed, capturing the moisturizing benefits of blended lime, basil, clove and organic mandarin essential oils. At the end of the treatment, guests relax with a hydrating mineral beverage and are given a complimentary Seaweed Bathing Ritual kit to extend their spa experience at home. On the same side of the hotel as the spa, the pool view fitness center boasts a Kinesis Machine, one of 20 in the United States. Personal training is available and a range of classes, including hot


yoga, are offered in the movement studio. The elongated saline pool, shielded from the street by extensive landscaping, is heated. There is also hot tub and a full-service pool bar. Hotel guests have access via trolley or Mercedes SUV to the nearby private Seagate Beach Club, whose history dates to 1932. The original building , damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Wilma, was once owned by Arthur Vining Davis, an aluminum magnate who owned a sizeable chunk of Southeast Florida in the mid-1900s. Constructed on the original footprint, the new building is raised three feet to provide sweeping ocean vistas over the dunes. Interior spaces are fashioned in a British Colonial style with a Bahamian twist. The Beach Club is home

to both a casual and fine dining restaurant, two of the extremely limited options for beachfront dining in Delray. The Beach Club offers a private pool, chair service at the beach and a host of water sport equipment rentals. In only its first year, The Seagate Hotel & Spa was deemed extraordinary enough to be included among Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best and has earned many other accolades, including being named to Condé Nast Traveler’s “2010 Hot List” of the best new hotels in the world, recognized by Travel + Leisure as a “Best Kept Secret Getaway” and featured on NBC’s Today Show. For more information or reservations, call 877.577.3243 or visit www.theseagatehotel.com. sl

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Bibliotaph When champion René Lacoste put his fa vored tennis uniform (a white piqué polo shirt) into production for the mass market, it revolutionized the standard stiff and starchy athletic attire, usher ing in an era of sport styles that were as comfortable and functional as they were chic. This book presents a full range of words and concepts synonymous with the storied brand: Heritage. Well-being. Cotton. Quality. Air. Lightness. Joie de vivre. Iconic. Olivier Margot - Lacoste - hardcover, 180 pages, Assouline. Luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring, and lush trimmings abound in this glorious volume that celebrates the evolution of European dress through two centuries. Drawing on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s internationally known fashion collection, this gorgeous book tells the story—in words and beautiful pictures—of fashion’s aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I, a period when fashionable dress underwent sweeping changes. Sharon Sadako Takeda - Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 - hardcover, 224 pages, Prestel Bound in a beautiful linen presentation box, this limited edition of 100 ($550) details the story of how Dior conquered America. The Frenchman's desire to dress “The most elegant woman in the world” led him to icons including Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. Here is the story of how Dior conquered America. Kate Betts - American Dior - 168 pages, Assouline.

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The Cardin fashion house celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2010, and this book serves as a fitting retrospective and tribute of the work of its founder, designer and icon, Pierre Cardin. e was the first to demonstrate that fashion can be both a creative process and a business—and that one man can excel as both a business man and an artist. Jean-Pascal Hesse - Pierre Cardin: 60 Years of Innovation - hardcover, 200 pages, Assouline

For more than 30 years, American fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo has been dressing women for special occasions with his signature eveningwear and cocktail dresses. Using his own collections over the decades juxaposted with the elegant formalwear of timeless style icons, Valvo offers readers his personal tips for dressing for their most special occasions. Carmen Marc Valvo - Dressed to Perfection: The Art of Dressing for Your Red Carpet Moments, hardcover, 176 pages, Rizzoli New York

Even though the simplicity of the exquisite cover makes this tome topof-the-stack worthy on the coffee table, one has to resist the urge to liberate and frame the remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries contained within. From Lepape at the beginning of the century to current artists Mats G u s t a f s o n , D r a w i n g Fa s h i o n i s a joyride through the spirit and style of the decades. Edited by Joëlle Chariau with essays by Colin McDowell & Holly Brubach - Drawing Fashion: A Century of Fashion Illustration - hardcover, 240 pages, Prestel

Photographer Koto Bolofo’s dream came true in 2004 when he started working for Monde d’Hermès, the Hermès magazine. Over the next six years, he worked his way through all the workshops of the Maison Hermès, getting to know the craftsmen and discovering how everything is made, resulting in a set of 11 cltohbound hardcover books housed in a slipcase. Hermès devotees will love the glimpses of secret places, such as the museum, a treasure trove of history and all things Hermès tucked away in the midst of the Maison on rue du faubourg St Honoré. Koto Bolofo and Gerhard Steidl - La Maison - Steidl.

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Spring {f}rocks! 1} Mini hat with handmade velvet rosettes and vintage brooch by Lisa’s Mini Mad Hattery. 18K white gold oval hoop earrings of pave' diamonds, white South Sea pearl necklace with five pave' diamond pear pieces, 8K white gold five row 15.19c diamond cuff bracelet and 18K white gold bracelet of canary diamonds surrounded with a halo of white diamonds all from Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers. Silk evening gown by S. Benedit by Soreyda Benedit-Begley. 2} “Selena” by Christine A. Moore Millinery. Available at the Keeneland Gift Shop and Rodes for Her. Pearl and gold cage earrings and Z Strand Labradorite necklace with vintage pearl brooch by W&M Jewelry. French Connection dress. Rolex18K white gold Pearlmaster with mother of pearl and diamond dial and diamond bezel. Spectrum award winning 15.44c yellow sapphire and diamond ring by Richard Krementz from Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers. Stuart Weitzman ‘Fever’ embossed pumps available at HJ Redmon Exclusive Footwear. 3} Jules Reid ‘Pink Sands” coatdress / Summer Eliason Earrings. 18K yellow gold ring with amethyst, circa 1950 from St. John & Myers. 1

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Rooms WITH A VIEW

Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Eric Williams Having recently completed her third collaboration with the homeowners - a young, well-traveled professional couple interior designer Amy Cimba of Bittners is able to be quite succinct in her summation of their joint style. “They are very clean and thoughtful about design. Everything has to have a purpose to be included,” she remarked. Built by Ron Wolford and sited on a nearly one-acre lot backing up to a pastoral estate, the home, just down the street from the couple’s previous residence, boasts 9,914 square feet of living space. Hartstone tile on the floor of the portico transitions to stone in the two-story vestibule. A center hall table divides the room and is often dressed with a wonderfully riotous floral arrangement. To the left is a paneled home office, the centerpiece of which is a desk that belonged to the husband’s father. Decorative molding and trimwork befitting a house of this proportion are found in abundance throughout the rooms on each of the three floors of gracious living space. The dining room 68 slmag.net

is no exception, where the chandelier is suspended within an oval ornamental architectural rim. A Greek key pattern is found on the inlaid floor banding and at the chair rail. In keeping with the homeowner’s unfussy aesthetic, windows are dressed with twoinch wood blinds in lieu of drapery. An unobstructed wall of windows that spans the great room provides views across the rear lawn to the four-board horse fence that separates the property from the verdant acreage beyond. The homeowners purposefully seek out art by local artisans, including glass art by Flame Run, an example of which is displayed on the mantelpiece. They credit their attendance at the annual Art Avenue event with introducing them to many of their favorite artists, including the vividly hued abstract impressionist art of Trent Altman. Upholstered pieces and casegoods in this room and throughout the home were largely culled from Thomas O’Brien’s collection for Hickory Chair, which artfully reinterprets vintage forms for modern living.


opposite page: The foyer and flower arrangement by Nanz & Kraft on the center hall table are duly proportioned for a fitting introduction to the gracious home. this page: Unique ceiling detail in the breakfast room creates the illusion of a domed ceiling.

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A striking hammered polished copper range hood almost appears to float within a large window in the kitchen. Maple cabinetry with a ginger spice glaze wraps around the room, linking the kitchen and dining room and providing copious amounts of storage space.

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The homeowners purposefully seek out art by local artisans, such as glass art by Flame Run, an example of which is displayed on the mantelpiece in the living room. Upholstered pieces and casegoods in this room and throughout the home were largely culled from Thomas O’Brien’s collection for Hickory Chair.

In the dining room, the chandelier is suspended within an oval ornamental architectural rim. A Greek key pattern is found on the inlaid floor banding and at the chair rail. The rug is from Anabel's Oriental Rugs. The rug is from Anabel's Oriental Rugs.

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“Jockeying for Position,” one of two giclée prints by David Schuster celebrating the art of horseracing, hangs on textured walls in the lower level wine tasting room. Handpainted wine glasses depicting colorful jockey silks enhance the equestrian theme.

When the rare opportunity for downtime presents itself, you are likely to find the homeowners relaxing in the hearth room, which is open to the kitchen and breakfast room. Uniquely shaped exposed ceiling beams in the double-height space have a faux bois finish. Interesting ceiling detail is also found in the breakfast room, creating the illusion of a domed ceiling. A striking hammered polished copper range hood almost appears to float within a large window in the kitchen. Maple cabinetry with a ginger spice glaze wraps around the room, linking the kitchen and dining room and providing copious amounts of storage space. The multi-level island has a distressed black finish. Playful, flocked leopard print upholstery is found on the barstools; their color complements the variegated granite countertops. In the master bedroom, a six-arm chandelier with a gilt bronze and onyx finish is suspended within a double oval tray ceiling. A pair of inviting armchairs are located within a bayed area that overlooks the rear lawn. A door leads to the covered terrace, highlighted by contemporary all-weather wicker furniture from Digs and Hartstone floor tiles laid in an argyle pattern. The hallway leading past the master bedroom culminates at a wall with a full-length mirror that serves to delineate separate

his and her closets and vanities. Uniting the two is an oversized shower with access on opposite sides. Physical alterations to the interiors were limited to the wine tasting room and cellar in the lower level. Previously walled off from the rest of the otherwise open entertaining areas, stacked stone archways now define the space, making it an intimate focal point that begs to be used. “Jockeying for Position,” one of two giclée prints by David Schuster celebrating the art of horseracing, hangs on textured walls whose burgundy color calls to mind the vintages stored in the adjacent cellar. Handpainted wine glasses depicting colorful jockey silks enhance the equestrian theme. Befitting what some would argue is the highest and best use of the ample lower square footage, there is a plethora of flat panel televisions, allowing guests to watch the big game in sports bar fashion seated around tall pub-style tables, while lounging comfortably in the seating area or engaged in a game of pool in the billiards room. Looking around, one can easily surmise that it is not the art or carefully chosen furnishings that the couple counts as their most prized possessions. Rather, it is the scores of photographs displayed in nearly every room that chronicle cherished times together with family, friends and each other. sl

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Sterling Examples of Great Buys

The expression, “Born with a silver spoon in her mouth”, used to imply that one had at birth all of life’s advantages. Does anyone have the silver spoons anymore? Uh-huh… it’s probably stainless steel, and it is emblematic of what is occurring in our lives with sterling silver. Sterling silver is wanted, but not for the table. Soaring precious metal prices have fueled a frenzy of buyers, putting their monies into hard assets such as silver and gold, and eager to melt down random jewelry, forks, spoons, and candlesticks. Will sterling tablewares ever come back? Will there be anything left when precious metal prices subside? More important, will anyone want it? Once upon a time, brides chose an ‘everyday’ silver and a ‘good’ silver. De rigeur for socially correct brides, owning sterling flatware was a ‘need’ promoted by silver manufacturers through advertising intended to boost declining sterling sales. In fact, sterling silver flatware sales had been declining since soldiers returned from World War I, when fledging families beginning new lives had less staff, if any, and lived in smaller spaces. As women entered the workplace, after World War II, entertaining at home with all the social amenities became more streamlined and silver companies accommodated with more modern patterns and fewer implements for specialized use. By

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the 1960s, everyday silver was plated and in the ‘70s, both everyday and good was often stainless steel. Who wanted to spend their time polishing silver? Today’s bride is not radically different. She is more likely to be mobile, living in more than one place, she likely works and doesn’t have time to spend on formal entertaining. Caterers or fine restaurants have taken over those duties. At home, everyone wants something they can toss in the dishwasher. So, for the rest of us who entertain by pulling out all the stops, silver flatware has never been a better bargain. Sterling IS an heirloom of your future family, and it has never stopped being a symbol of stature and breeding. If you’re interested in a long term investment, precious metals are a hard asset with lots of appeal, and can be enjoyed and appreciated, unlike a notation in your stock portfolio. Look – prices for meltdown silver ran to $17/ troy ounce in the ‘70s when Bunker Hunt cornered the silver market, and they came down. Prices will come down again, but it isn’t necessary to wait. Bargains are in auctions selling silver and they are everywhere. If you want silver flatware, it is a great time to look and pick away at the market. Probably weakest in the market are patterns from the 1950s and 1960s - very simple designs, but not particularly memorable.


Start by finding a pattern that appeals to you – either modern and stream-lined or wildly elaborate. Hand-hammered silver in simple designs is also out there. Choose among thousands of patterns, but acquire pieces over time. Five folks or ten knives will come to market at auction more often than entire services for twelve, and they will be sold more inexpensively. It is also wise to only buy the pieces that will actually be used - how many pickle forks does one really need? Buy what you like/love and what you will actually use. Know that buying almost anything that is marked “Tiffany & Co.” will be more expensive, although buying bits here and there, will still get you value. Other brands that have maintained value over time are Gorham, Kirk Steif, Reed & Barton and Whiting & Co., but not in all patterns. Gorham’s and “Chantilly” pieces and entire services abound, while the elaborate and heavy “Versailles” is not as easily discovered. Kirk Steif’s “Repousse” is a 100-year favorite, and might be pricey, but be patient – pieces are out there. Remember too, that less popular patterns means spending even less for the sterling. For Art & Crafts enthusiasts, there is beautiful 20th-century hand-made silver by Porter Blanchard, a Californian working in the 1950s and 1960s, and considered to be important in the arts and crafts movement there. While a service for twelve recently came to auction at an Eastern establishment for $30,000-50,000,

a pair of sterling hand-hammered salad servers, stamped Porter Blanchard – Hand-made, sold for $150. A hand-hammered salt by Blanchard sold last year for $75. Not to browbeat the point, but auctions are the best places to find sterling values, and all auctions-big and little- sell sterling. Online stores where replacement silver is sold will charge retail, and online sellers will charge retail prices; auctions sell what people are willing to pay. Look for features online at many auction houses where you can leave absentee bids of a price you are willing to pay and thereby avoid overbidding or ‘chasing’ and item. Go to auctions; a smart consumer is their favorite buyer. Auction houses are happy to show off their sale items; let them! Silver is timeless. By collecting a little at a time, it will mean more to you, and it doesn’t hurt to entertain with beautiful things. And if your children tell you they aren’t interested, you can always sell it and take that trip to Antibes you’ve wanted. sl Diane C. Wachs is Director of Fine and Decorative Art at Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, OH. A former museum director and professor hailing from Lexington, KY, Diane holds a Masters in the History of Decorative Art from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum/ Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. Diane has led the Fine and Decorative Art Department at Cowan’s for over four years, overseeing auctions of over $8 million in fine art and antiques.

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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 $3,800,000. 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 SpringHill 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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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.

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

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Upper river road lots Near Louisville Country Club, 3, 4 +/- acre lots from $475,000. Exclusive estates surround these premier building sites in one of Louisville’s finest neighborhoods. John Lenihan

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11914 Creel Lodge Drive Anchorage School District near Owl Creek Country Club. 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms. Entire first floor opens onto a patio or deck to take advantage of this homes beautiful setting $739,900. Mary Wiegel Davis 502.403.6308  Jane Kottcamp 502.541.0367

1505-4 Rosewood Court Beautifully renovated 2 bedroom condo just off Tyler Park. Steps from “restaurant row”. 1 car garage, off street parking, and roof deck! $349,000 Terri Bass 502.424.8463

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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Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Eric Williams Sometimes there are omens that cannot be ignored. Around the time this couple was pondering downsizing to better facilitate splitting time between homes in Louisville and Manhattan, a large tree fell on their Louisville residence, causing significant damage and just missing the husband. It seems Mother Nature wanted to weigh in on their decision. As part-time residents of New York City, the couple was accustomed to apartment living, making a move to the 1400 Willow a logical choice. After viewing several available units, they ultimately settled on a corner unit with panoramic park views that reminded them of Central Park. Far from move-in-ready, the homeowners called on friend and long-time collaborator interior designer Lee Robinson of the Lee W. Robinson Company to update the interiors and add architectural interest. The soup to nuts renovation involved the installation of new parquet floors; a new kosher kitchen; adding transom windows over room entries; installing marble floors in the entry; reworking room layouts; and adding extensive trim molding and wainscoting. The wife has an extraordinary collection of antiques, primarily French in origin, and her only request of Robinson was to devise a color palette that complemented the abundance of fine porcelains. “[The owners] love the best of everything and want to use it. Once the Continental color scheme was agreed upon, we selected wonderful wall coverings and fabrics from the likes of Clarence House, Brunschwig & Fils and Scalamandré to create the feeling of a Fifth Avenue lifestyle,” said Robinson. Black and white marble floors define the entry, and a petite French Empire chandelier provides gentle illumination. Strié yellow walls culminate in colorful rope cording at the ceiling and baseboard, a design element employed to give the illusion of upholstered walls. A Lee Robinson signature, X-pattern closet doors feature shirred silk fabric. 90 slmag.net


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The color palette of the living room was designed to highlight the wife’s collection of fine French antique furniture and porcelain. The floral fabric on the club chairs in front of the sofa can be found at the Ritz Paris.

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Guests seated around the dining room table are able to admire a lively hunt scene on hand-painted wallpaper that envelops the room.

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The walls and bookcases in the study are faux-painted to resemble pine paneling. Ikat print velvet from Schumacher is found on a side chair and the sofa accent pillows.  A custom Vermillion rug conforms to the room’s unique angles.

room is needed, a sleeper is contained within the mohair velvet covered sofa. Complementary Ikat print velvet from Schumacher is found on a side chair and the sofa accent pillows. A custom Vermillion rug conforms to the room’s unique angles. Accessed through this room or the entry is a full bath with silver leaf Chinoiserie-print wallpaper from Clarence House. The design of the dual master suites reflects the personalities of the occupants. The masculine tone of his room is reflected in clubby green wall covering and a monumental Girandole mirror with eagle hanging behind the bed. Her room is pretty in pink, with pink faux bois wall covering, a cream and blush needlepoint rug, and a custom headboard upholstered with cherub print Scalamandré. A sunny window seat is a favored repose spot for the homeowners’ dogs. To maximize available closet space, Robinson annexed square footage from the adjacent study to create an entire wall of drawer storage. Robinson pointed out that a quick flip through national interior design publications indicates that glamour is regaining popular favor. “[The homeowner] has always embraced glamour as a state of mind in every aspect of her life,” he added. sl

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Maestro,

If You Please… Chef Dallas McGarity Picks Up the Baton at Theater Square Marketplace The repertoire of the contemporary symphony orchestra is a menu of sorts. You can liken the Tchaikovsky to classic haute cuisine, a jazzy Gershwin opus to a spicy New Orleans gumbo or let an Aaron Copland overture inspire you to sharpen your steak knives. In a similar way, whatever the conductor may choose to serve his audience, the “recipe” in the printed score is not ready for the plate until it is seasoned with his unique inspiration and embellishment. As dinner guests at restaurant newcomer Theater Square Marketplace, where Chef Dallas McGarity ascended the “podium” in November, Ellana and I felt free to imagine we were orchestra patrons, eager to hear how the new maestro would enchant us.

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Of course, a large helping of imagination was on hand when George Stinson conceived of a venue combining an upscale market and gourmet dinner destination in the building which had once been Fourth Street’s Kentucky Theater. The space is now a seamless union of puzzle pieces, including a two story wine shop, florist and Nancy’s Bagels, grouped alongside the confection shop and deli case on the Fourth Street side, and the market space, which sweeps back alongside the restaurant lounge. We were seated in one of the softly lit high backed booths where we could peek out at boxes of exotic rice and colorful jars of imported jam on one side or turn 180 degrees to glimpse occasional bursts of flame leap in the broad open kitchen. Marketplace’s vast interior afforded the designers a new means of celebrating the building’s heritage with some truly theatrical fixtures. Above our heads were fanciful oversized inverted butterscotch lampshades. Floating over the contemporary bar were three Chihuly-inspired hanging glass sculptures, which I took to be giant sea anemones with tangerine-colored clown fish swimming among the fronds. The main dining floor, shielded from our view, is home to an ambitious combined fountain and fireplace running like an imperial mall down the center of the room. Hovering above this elemental display of earth, fire and water is a life size tree on which a legion of delicate wire branches are festooned with hundreds of graceful crystal blossoms, each with a sparkling white light in its center. The effect is a nocturnal skyscape dominated by an arboreal galaxy.

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These brassy accents were muted under the influence of silky sounds coming from band leader Paul Davis’s ensemble Vo Jazz and a pair of original cocktail recipes. Bartender Jeremy Harris introduced Ellana to a soothing concoction he labeled Phone Call to God, containing sloe gin, amaretto, Southern Comfort, Finlandia vodka, pineapple and cherry juices. He told us it was modeled after a player’s punch he first encountered when he worked in the bar his mother owns in Ohio. (On hearing this, I speculated how John Boehner might better influence his reluctant colleagues if he relied less on psychology and more on mixology.) I elected to try an equally mellow Cider Manhattan made with Woodford Reserve and a buttery cider reduction. We started with an artichoke fritter appetizer. Side by side, the six fritters reminded me of Roald Dahl’s Bucket family occupying a single bed, each with a pearly Hershey’s Kiss shaped dollop of tangy aioli playing the roll of nightcap for the sleeper. I though it a pleasing vexation as I discovered that each lone fritter was just a tiny bit larger than the portion any well-mannered person would slip into his mouth at one time. This course was followed by the chef ’s second prelude: a ramekin filled with fluffy warm goat cheese in whose center floated a red “yolk” of marinara sauce flecked with shards of fresh parsley leaf and accompanied by thin crostini laid out like a fan-shaped hand of playing cards. I noted how the crostini, rather than crumbling, would fracture neatly between my teeth, while Ellana and I competed to scape the last creamy remains from the bottom of the ramekin.

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Chef McGarity may have been listening to a Bach fugue when he assembled a Bibb lettuce salad which owed as much to a knowledge of geometry as compatible flavors. Die-shaped, razor-edged cubes of juicy beets were nestled in a green leafy hemisphere. At each vertex of an equilateral triangle lay a slender ivory white cheddar domino, and these were linked by circular contrails of mahogany balsamic reduction demarcating their potential orbits. (Maybe he had Horst’s Planets in mind rather than Bach.) Our next course drew upon rustic Italian influences in a hearty combination I imagined Respighi may have enjoyed. This was a duck confit, but nothing akin to the familiar French version. Instead, the meat was shredded and amalgamated with sautéed chick peas, bright chunks of zucchini, olive oil and a dusting of freshly grated Parmigiano and served alongside a swath of roasted red pepper puree. Unlike a spicy deep red harissa, these roasted peppers yielded a more brilliant color and sweet flavor, which contrasted with the heartier ingredients of this dish. Since McGarity hails from the coastal region of South Carolina, we expected to encounter his savory grits. On this occasion, they formed a snowy miniature Matterhorn crowned with a portion of tender sea bass with a coating of pesto sauce. Adorning the buttery Weisenberger grits, like rubies and emeralds on a field of ermine, were roasted plump cherry tomatoes and asparagus. The dish benefited from an equally regal infusion of truffle oil and delighted as well as any cheerily pompous Elgar composition. At a steakhouse, the meat and side dishes are separated and enjoyed individually. Rather than present us with soloists, Chef McGarity showed how presentation is as much a factor in creating harmony for the palate as well as for the eye. Our entrée was a meticulous architecture of crisp sautéed brussels sprouts, under a layer of tangy red onion compote, beneath a grilled medallion of beef, topped by a layer of crackling pan fried shallots and pine nuts, all in the company of a balsamic reduction. The arrangement made it necessary to include some of each element in every forkful and insured the blending of the tower’s different elements. An innovative dessert trio capped our dinner splendidly. A rosemary creme brulee turned a familiar sweet confection into a more grownup tasting reminiscent of springtime. There was a rich blueberry compote and beside it, sitting on a formidable strip of graham cracker pie crust, an ethereal ball of lemon custard mousse with a tanginess familiar to those who like cheese cake. The mousse benefitted from a confetti-like sprinkling of lime zest whose distinctive fresh aroma announced the arrival of the platter. Chef McGarity confessed to us that the strips of piecrust were his favorite breakfast. They did go well with a cup of coffee, and I carried a few home to test his conviction. What seemed evident to us was that under its new master, the kitchen at Theater Square Marketplace was making beautiful culinary music. sl

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We Thank You! A sold-out crowd attended the 2011 Speed Art Museum Ball on March 5 and experienced a French-inspired theme. Guests mingled amongst the current special exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent and dined on delicacies prepared by Chef Dean Corbett. The Museum would like to thank the 2011 Ball Sponsors and guests for making the evening a tremendous success.

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Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent through May 22, 2011 $5 members / $10 non-members Impressionist Landscapes: Monet to Sargent has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) The Islets at Port-Villez, 1897. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Grace Underwood Barton. Speed Ball Gala 2010, photo by Bill Wine.

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Pas de Brew

This beer-centric event held at the Muhammad Ali Center to benefit the Louisville Ballet Held Saturday, began with a welcome beer, followed by a seated five-course dinner prepared by chef Dean Corbett and his culinary team. Jared Rouben, a Louisville native and the head brewer of Goose Island Brew Pub in Chicago, joined chef Corbett to discuss pairings throughout the evening. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on several items including naming rights and a limited quantity of personal stock of a special beer Rouben created for the event.

Photography by Chad Henle

Heather Tarullo, Laura Jones

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Chefs for Hope

Now in its second year, organizers of this collaborative fundraising event to benefit the Salvation Army Culinary Training Program were excited to award one of their program graduates a scholarship to Sullivan University. According to committee member Cindy Carcione, “This is a big step for someone who five years ago was homeless and had no job skills. We gave him a hand up not a hand out and he went for it!� Hosted by chef Anoosh Shariat at the Park Place dining room at Slugger Field, the event featured the talents of Kathy Cary, Dean Corbett, Jim Gerhardt, Peng Looi and Daniel Stage.

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Anoosh Shariat, Josh Arnold, Daniel Stage, Dean Corbett, Kathy Cary, Jim Geharardt, Peng Looi

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• 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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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.

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Imagine 2011

Terri Bass, Beverly Cote and Daniel Kalef served as co-chairs of St. Francis High School’s 15th annual art auction and fundraiser, Imagine 2011, raises scholarship funds for the private, Independent, non-denominational school at which 40% of families receive need-based financial assistance. Guests placed bids on works from both local and national artists via special handheld electronic devices that allow faster and easier access to their items of choice.

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Jhon Shaw-Woo, Terri Bass, Dr. Shiao Woo, Max & Detrina Brake

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YAD Annual Event

YAD, the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Community of Louisville, hosted their annual event at Vincenzo’s. Actress, poet and playwright Vanessa Hidary was the featured entertainer. The event was chaired by Heather and Seth Gladstein, with Shifrah and Bob Bornstein, Elizabeth and David Kaplan, Lisa and Howard Kaplin, Jenna Koff, Elizabeth Post, Allison and Ari Schwartz, Kim and Scott Schwartz, Jennifer and Jeff Tuvlin, Melanie and Sean Wachsman, and Diane and Reed Weinberg all serving as hosts.

Photography by Chad Henle

Heather & Seth Gladstein

Laurence Nibur, Jenna Koff

Kristin Shapira, Shane Shaps, Christin Segal

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Karen Kohn, Jennifer Tuvlin, Diane Weinberg

Josh & Shannon Ettinger, Kim & Scott Schwartz

Faina & Ariel Kronenberg

Michael & Caren Bailen, Julie & Rodney Marks

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Design, Build, Sustain

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


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Passport to Monaco

Paul Varga, CEO of Brown-Forman Corporation served as honorary chairman of the Passport to Monaco gala to benefit the Kentuckiana chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The event, held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, included casino-style gaming, a DJ that kept the dance floor packed and a spirited live auction.

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Jeff & Anna Tatman

Derek Bland, Natonya Harbison, Kim & Bryan Myer

Mike Foster, Whit Stodghill, Emily Digenis, Hunter Sattich

Donna & Nick Diachenko, Pam & Jim Snoddy, Mara & David Schafer, Diane Savage, Wayne Ashlock, Kevin & Jennifer Nix

Heidi & Jim Boscko, Greg & Kim Polakowski

Molly Schaffner, Raleigh Swift

David & Heather Ising, Angela & Judge Brian Edwards

Jill Endicott, Andrew Miller, Jane Tierney

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Sneak Peek Party

Lexus of Louisville hosted a VIP reception at their dealership to offer a sneak peak of the 2011 Lexus CT 200h a luxury four-door/five-passenger hatchback hybrid with a 42-mpg fuel economy rating.

Photography by Tim Furlong

Lisa & John Johnson, Gene Winbun

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Jim & Christina Ullum

Christopher Davis, Shane Denney, Patricia Adams

Karen Walters, Carol Wesley, Mark Walters,

Dick Swope, Frank Owens III, Sharon Owens, Monty Heim, Mike Meyer

Elizabeth Jefferies, Stephen Tweed

Audrey & Andy Owens

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The

14th Annual Featuring over fifty national antique and garden exhibitors, renowned guest speakers* and complimentary lectures.

MARCH

11-13, 2011

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| L EX INGT ON , KY | ADMISSION | DAI LY $10 | R UN OF SHOW $15 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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THURSDAY, MARCH

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Gala Preview Party*

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A festive evening of cocktails, culinary specialties, live music and silent auction with

HONORARY CHAIRS

Bill and Nanc Samuels.

$125 PER PERSON $95 YOUNG COLLECTORS (35 and under) ______________________________________________________________________ Cocktail attire. KEENE BARN

FRIDAY, MARCH

11

Nancy & Bill Samuels

| SHOW HOURS 10:00 - 6:00

Carleton Varney* 11:30 Exclusive Keeneland Tour* FEATURED SPEAKER

AM KEENELAND CLUBHOUSE

WITH NICK NICHOLSON

SHOW LECTURER MARYJEAN WALL

2:30

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PM UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT

SHOW LECTURER BILL SAMUELS 4:00 PM UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT Carleton Varney ______________________________________________________________________

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12

| SHOW HOURS 10:00 - 6:00

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

FEATURED SPEAKER

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$60

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SHOW LECTURER DR . JIM DAWSON 4:00 PM IN THE UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT ______________________________________________________________________

SUNDAY, MARCH

13

Nick Nicholson

| SHOW HOURS 11:00 - 5:00

SHOW LECTURER SALLY VAN WINKLE CAMPBELL

1:00

PM UKHEALTHCARE LECTURE TENT

SHOW LECTURER CHARLOTTE WARD OF LONGSHADOWS ______________________________________________________________________

2:30

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TICKETS May be purchased online at www.bgtantiquesandgardenshow.org/tickets Preview Party and Special Events with Featured and Guest Speakers require reservations or pre-purchased tickets. Seats are limited so please book early! For reservations call 859.253.0362 or pre-purchase tickets online. Daily Show Tickets may be purchased at the door. All Show Lectures are complimentary with a Daily or Run of Show ticket.

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Pop Goes the Sixties

It was “cool guy” over black tie at Lobster Feast 2011 to benefit Actors Theatre of Louisville, where guests dressed to impress in 1960s attire, from beatnik to Go-Go.

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Beth & Mike Keys, Schuyler & Craig Heuser

Barb Murphy, Les Stanfield

Lizzie Schearzrock, Will Steele

Alex Hernandez, Ryan Westwood, Daniel Desmarais, Zach Virden

John Neace, Brook Tuttle

Brian & Susan Przystawski, Kim & Steve Stowers

Peter Holloway, Cindy Napier

Laura & John Cornett

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“ 2 0 0 8 Best New Restaurant by Esquire Magazin e ” 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. ( 502 ) 327-5058

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Celebrate Freedom Dinner Sponsored by

Thursday, April 14, 2011 Louisville Marriott Downtown Proceeds benefit

$150 per person $1,200 Table of 8 VIP Reception $100 per person Silent Auction: 5:30 PM Dinner: 7:00 PM Event Sponsorships Available For reservations or information, call (502) 357-1983 or email: events@thehealingplace.org

Special Guest Speaker

Dick Vitale

ESPN College Basketball Analyst


Whatever your style, we have it! Elegance is the hallmark of Christine A. Moore Millinery. Discover her handcrafted hats in unique styles and silhouettes from the Keeneland Gift Shop. Modeled by Djuan Trent, Miss Kentucky.

Meet the designer, Christine A. Moore Trunk Show Thursday, April 14 - Saturday, April 16 Monday through Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shop online anytime at keenelandshop.com


Magic of Mardi Gras

The 6th annual Mardi Gras Gala to benefit the Mattingly Center was a huge success, surpassing the amount of funds raised in prior years. Proceeds will help the Mattingly Center continue to provide services to individuals with severe developmental disabilities who might otherwise not fit into programs offered by more traditional day services.

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Ken Oneil, Stanny & Mike Tansey, Sue Evans

Barbara Henchey, Coretta & Stephen Woldord, LInda & Tom Dues, Lynn Thieneman, Heather Jackson, Rachel Buckert

Roger Shannon, Hunt Boyd, Michael Wilmes, Ron Wright

Henry & Marilu Eng, Mark Molinari, Jason Chin, Kris & Dan Grimm, Kent Henry, Jackie Tucker

Angela & Greg Hayden

Gabe & Lori Riggs

Roger & Sonia Johnson Sr.

Phyllis & Al Scalzo

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Science with a Twist

Guests of the Louisville Science Center’s annual Science with a Twist Event were given the Vulcan salute to “live long and prosper,” as Star Trek was the theme of this year’s event in honor of the newly opened exhibit. The event kicked off with Tim Laird of Brown-Forman mixing up specialty cocktails for VIPs during the Power Hour reception, followed by a strolling hors d’oeuvres dinner, entertainment, dancing, and laser tag. New this year was a Fan Club element, with Fan Clubbers arriving later in the evening to create a party within a party.

Photography by Chad Henle

DJ & Jessica Leisl

Lou Ann Altas, Ryan Cody, Lisa & Marty Bonick

Brook & Rosann Tafel

Kevin & Tammy Reid, Kathi & Lonnie Eldridge

Mayor Greg Fischer & Alex Gerassimides, Sadiqua Reynolds

Bob & Laurie Schalow

Jerry Abramson, Dan Jones, Jo Haaus, Teresa Mattei, David Jones Sr., Jerry Merrit

Bart Greenwald, Nelea Absher, Deborah Greenwald

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Swashbucklers’ Ball

The sixth annual pirate-themed Swashbucklers’ Ball was held at the Seelbach Hotel. The event included an elegant dinner, live music by Caribou, and prizes for the Best Female and Male Pirate Costume. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Center, which currently serves over 150 families. Its mission is three-fold: to create an environment for students that fosters positive self-image; to provide students with meaningful experiences and opportunities for personal, educational and social development; and to enhance the overall quality of life for families as well as students.

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Charles & Amelia Thieneman

Donna & Jim Mudd, Ann Hurst

Laura & David Strong

, Dale Clark, Missy Holthoefer

Ron & Sharry Waldeck, Becky & Eric Sleith

Katy Rueff, Matt Dykes

Rebecca Fulner, Capt. Vic

Jessica Hancock, Will Willis

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Photography by Tim Furlong


Personalized Design. Amazingly Affordable.

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Bardstown Showroom 3460 E. John Rowan Blvd Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-3689

Nashville Showroom 618 Grassmere Park Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 385-4044

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Be a Derby Diva ... and join the fun!

Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:30 to 9 p.m. Rodes For Him and For Her 4938 Brownsboro Road $40 pre-admission $50 admission at the door Come play the Derby Divas game and win spectacular prizes! Special thanks to Sophisticated Living and Rodes For Him and For Her.

Blackberry Farm Getaway for Two

$50 per ticket • Only 200 tickets will be sold. Call (502) 629-1234 to purchase your ticket. Drawing will be held April 21, 2011, at 8:45 p.m. during the Derby Divas event at Rodes For Him and For Her. Need not be present to win. Net proceeds from the raffle support Norton Cancer Institute through the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Charitable gaming exemption #EXE0000509.

Games • Prizes • Fashion • Food • Wine RSVP no later than April 18 to (502) 629-1234 or NortonHealthcareFoundation.com.


Creating luxurious outdoor spaces

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Sophisticated Living Louisville March/April 2011