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Lundy’s. Rising to the occasion.

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For no additional charge, you can say you did it yourself. The soul of entertaining guests is the desire to please. The desire to hear the ripple of their conversation, their laughter. To scoop up and cherish each “ooh” and “ahh,” each satisfied smile. As your event design firm, Lundy’s stands ready with cuisine that delights the palate as well as the eye, scene-setting décor and venues, and note-perfect entertainment options. What’s more, Lundy’s brings an unmatched attention to detail to the party. Because as much as we live to see smiles on the faces of your guests, yours is the smile we most want to see at the center of it all. boutique catering | event design | couture linens and rental | 859.255.0717 | lundyscatering.com


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Lexington Antiques

Miller & Woodward Jewelers

2220 Nicholasvillle Rd., Ste. 152 | 859.276.6100 Jewelry Craftsmen Since 1931 Buyers, sellers and appraisers of estate jewelry. Tue-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-3

Belle Maison Antiques

525 West Short St. | 859.252.9030 www.bellemaisonantiques.com Features antique and classic vintage furniture, accessories and chandeliers from France. Custom couture lamps and shades. Prominent collection of original shell art. Tue-Sat 10-5 or by appt.

Heritage Antiques

238 E Main St. | 859.253.1035, (cell 859.321.1749) www.heritageantiqueslex.com Established for forty years, we carry an amazing selection of 18-19th century period antique furniture, paintings, sporting art, garden furnishings and fountains. Now located in the Kentucky Theatre block in a restored horse livery. Parking in back. Mon-Sat 11-5 or by appt.

Lenabelle’s Antiques & Interiors

730-732 National Ave. (off Walton Ave.) 859.253.0137 lenabelle@qx.net Fine furniture & interior design services. 30 years of design experience. Fine products or the discriminating client. Tue-Thurs 11-4 or by appt.


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Shelley’s Limited Antiques

765 East 7th St. 3 blocks off Winchester Rd. 859.225.7426 English leather suitcases, imported furniture, and English SHELLEY china, miniature furniture, as well as early Kentucky and American. Custom trunk restoration a specialty. Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

Lexington Antique Gallery

400 Old Vine St., Ste. 106 | 859.231.8197 www.lexingtonantiquegallery.com 18th-20th century English and French furniture. Wonderful collection of coin and sterling silver julep cups, matching sterling flatware, English hallmark silver, Chinese, English and European porcelains, fine art and sewing items. 22 years in business. Mon-Sat 10-5 or by appt.

Greentree Antiques

521 West Short St. | 859.455. 9660 Greentree@qx.net Classic and fine period furnishings and accessories with appeal for today. Specializing in 18th c. and neoclassical English and American. Visit our KLISMOS showroom. Tue-Sat 10-4 or by appt. Lunch in adjoining tearoom by reservation.

Dana Kelly Oriental Rugs

829 Chevy Chase Place (in the heart of Chevy Chase) | 859.266.7802 Exceptional collection of antique and semi-antique oriental carpets. Over 30 years of outstanding service in cleaning, restoration/repair, certified appraisals, in-home consultations. Mon-Sat 10-5 or by appt.


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Many of our clients bring in “inspiration pieces” to help communicate the kind of style they want their new room to reflect. Of course they don’t want red everywhere or couches made of shiny patent leather — well, not usually. They just don’t know how to speak “designer-ese.” Fortunately that’s never a problem. Bittners designers are exceptional at translating any inspiration piece into a room you’ll feel comfortable in.

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The Bouillotte Table

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Wild Wonder

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What have I been drinking? Grüner Veltliner

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Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

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C’est Magnifique

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His, Hers, Theirs

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American Idyll

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Horse Haven

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Old School Elegance - Metropol

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Gainesway Farm

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Idea Festival Packed with Luminaries

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera


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Bluegrass International Cup

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Bohemian Gathering

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Chukkers for Children

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Denim & Diamonds

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Freedom Fest

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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 Dining and Driving Although its roots can be traced back to pioneering chefs like Alice Waters in the 1970s, the Farm-to-Table movement is the current darling of at-home gourmands and the fine dining scene. My “aha!” moment came during a tour of a several-acre commissary farm in Georgia, during which I was able to taste the sweetness of climbing okra just plucked from the vine. And while I fully support the myriad benefits of this philosophy, I do experience moments of TMI (too much information), when overzealous proprietors go overboard in emphasizing their commitment. Such was the case when dining in a lovely Central California establishment (that shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent). While I’m happy to learn that the seeds for my Bibb lettuce were nurtured at a nearby farm without pesticides and treated to an occasional Bach overture to aide their healthy growth, as a newly rehabilitated carnivore, I have a little trouble getting too personal with my petite filet. By the time our waiter had finished recounting the specials in excruciating detail, I nearly felt as though I should be sending a note of condolence to mama and papa cow. My vegetarian friends would cite my pangs of guilt as proof that I should go meat free again, but my recent rediscovery of the decadent pleasure in the occasional indulgence in a perfectly and simply prepared steak or a side of applewood smoked bacon with my fresh blueberry pancakes on lazy Sunday mornings is just too alluring. We were in California to cover, among other things, Pebble Beach Auto Week, an annual bacchanalian celebration of all things motoring, both new and vintage. The last time I’d experienced the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in person was 2007, when Cincinnati’s Harry Yeaggy took “Best of Show” with his 1935 Duesenberg SJ Speedster. Our attendance at the 60th showing was similarly rewarded, as a 1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster owned by The Patterson Collection of Louisville bested competitors from 33 states and 14 countries to take the coveted first prize. For more on the event, see pages 48–53. As you can imagine, we simply didn’t have enough pages to run the scores of photographs taken throughout the week, so if you’re interested in seeing more, visit us at slmag.net or become our fan on Facebook facebook.com/sophisticatedliving. Bridget Williams, Editor-in-Chief

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Bring On Fall

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If asked, “What is your favorite season?” I would delightfully and promptly respond, “Bring on the fall!” I have anxiously awaited the arrival of this fall season hoping for a respite from the sweltering heat. Each season presents us with events and activities that help to formulate our seasonal preference. Let’s not forget the most important aspect influencing our decision….fashion! This issue celebrates the best of fall fashion and each of the treasures you will see represents just a glimpse of what Lexington’s finest boutiques have to offer. Gorgeous pieces from Milly, Nanette Lepore, St. John, Trina Turk, Carla Wax, William Rast, Rolex, Lagos, Lauren Merkin, CC Skye and many more… can be found right here in our own backyard. Grimes Mill Farm, owned by my sister Kristi (pictured here with me) and her husband Alex, offered us the perfect picturesque backdrop for this photo shoot. Clad in the latest fall trends, our models braved the 90 degree weather as we draped them from head to foot in mink, wool, and jewelry galore! As you peruse the fashion section, take note…Lexington is nothing short of majestic in its scenery….and its horses! This season, there is no better place to show off your personal style than at one of Lexington’s many events, and September officially offers you that chance. September 25th marks the opening ceremonies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) hosted by The Kentucky Horse Park. This is a phenomenal opportunity for Lexington with a multitude of soirees surrounding this famed competition. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to bring our SLmag readers a fashion issue reflecting wonderful facets of our glamorous, sexy, smart and sophisticated city. It’s fitting that this September issue is dedicated to fashion. With the WEG literally days away, visitors from around the world reading this issue will see it as a source of pride that Lexington is home to such an incredible array of first-rate boutiques, designers and stylish citizens. In conclusion I must add….I feel a tug at my side and a whispering of my name. It is most certainly, without doubt, Commonwealth Stadium. See you in the parking lot, tailgating, cheering on the University of Kentucky Wildcats...adorned in the latest fall fashions and stilettos of course. Here’s to one stylish fall season! Go CATS!

Jennifer Mueller Dotson, Associate Editor

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THE BOUILLOTTE TABLE A table with continuous popularity Written by Kirby Camm, Bittners

Although no one knows for sure, it is believed that the French bouillotte table takes its name from the popular 18th century French card game bouillotte (pronounced boo-yaht). For more than 200 years, the French bouillotte table has enjoyed almost continuous popularity and is still very prized among current day antique collectors in Europe and America alike. Bouillotte tables are oftentimes referred to as card tables in antique reference books because of their affiliation with the card game. This very fashionable table form first appeared in France in the latter part of the 18th century and continued to be made in France throughout the 19th century and well into the earlier part of the 20th century. With that said, I have never seen an 18th century bouillotte table for sale or otherwise in person. For the most part, bouillotte tables are not large in size. To put this in perspective, I would consider a bouillotte table with a 40-inch diameter top to be a very large example. These small tables have a very distinct design that makes them easily recognizable. First, all bouillotte tables are round and stand on four legs. The majority will have square tapered legs, but occasionally one will encounter round tapered legs. In the case of the latter, the table will date to the Directoire period (1790s) of French antiques. Bouillotte tables are typically characterized by an inch or so high pierced brass gallery that encircles the top of the table. Some early examples do not have a gallery, but they are somewhat rare and the exception to the rule. While I believe the brass gallery work was intended as a beautifying aesthetic element, it may also have served the functional purpose of helping to keep the cards and gaming chips from falling off of the edge. Bouillotte tabletops are generally made of marble, but every once in a while you will see an example with a wood or leather top.

The greater majority of bouillotte tables will have one small drawer in the table’s apron at the six o’clock position and occasionally another small drawer on the reverse side of the apron at the twelve o’clock position. More times than not, there will also be candle slides for holding a single candlestick in the apron at the nine and three o’clock positions. Bouillotte tables were commonly made using mahogany, walnut and, less frequently, fruitwood; oftentimes the table’s apron and legs were inlaid with different woods. With its stylish good looks and usefulness, the bouillotte table may keep its popularity for another two hundred plus years. sl

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Wild Wonder

Written by Bridget Williams

12,000-acre Primland resort provides comfortable confines for outdoor enthusiasts

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Primland is one of those places that, just when you think you have gone too far, you press on just a little bit more, and are rewarded by becoming part of a select group who have found a magnificent gem hidden amidst 12,000 acres of pristine wilderness on the Blue Ridge escarpment, near the border of Virginia and North Carolina. Purchased in the 1970s by publicity-shy French billionaire Didier Primat (who died in 2008 at age 64), the luxurious golf, hunting, fishing and spa destination is now under the charge of his heirs, who have worked carefully and methodically to develop an unparalleled outdoor playground with equally indulgent indoor amenities. The promise of breathtaking twists and turns through the mountainous landscape convinced us to travel by car, and once we exited off the highway, we passed through several hamlets best described as either worn or patinaed, depending on your personal spin preference. For those not so inclined, the private Blue Ridge

airport is 45 minutes away; a gateway airport in Charlotte, NC, is two hours away; and there are several designated helicopter landing sites scattered throughout the property. Thinking we were lost, we opted for a sweet stop to ask for directions at Nancy’s Candy, a confectionary factory and retail store located near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway in the small commercial center in Meadows of Dan. With our sweet tooth satiated and assurance that we had just a few more miles to go, we arrived at the entrance gate, where we were then instructed to proceed approximately six miles up a winding, heavily wooded road sprinkled with cottages sporting curious names. Just about the point when everyone was collectively ready to shout “Are we there yet?!” a magnificent 72,000-square-foot cedar and stone lodge appeared in the clearing at the crest of the mountain, quickly assuring us that our persistence had paid off in spades.

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Wild Wonder Inside the front doors and just past the reception desk and cozy fireplace, the ceiling in the great hall soars to reveal stunning views of the 18th green and the Dan River gorge at the end of the bluff. One is quick to note a world-class collection of aboriginal art strategically placed throughout the lodge. A reflection of their European ownership, the 26 sleek and contemporary guest suites are free of tired mountain décor clichés. The interiors incorporate natural elements distilled to their simplest beauty. Our one-bedroom suite, decorated predominantly in a palette of robin’s egg blue and chocolate, boasted two full baths, a walk-in closet in the bedroom, a kitchenette with a dining table for four, a work station and a living room with a sleeper sofa. Remote controlled shades on the doors to the balcony that spanned the length of the suite controlled access to sweeping views. Bathrooms were outfitted with slate floors, clean-lined cabinetry, mosaic glass tiled showers and a deep soaking tub. For a property with just 12 mountain rental homes (ranging in size from one to seven bedrooms), three twobedroom cottages and 26 lodge rooms, the amenities are what one would expect to find at properties with more than triple the occupancy. Influenced by Native American spirituality, the 8,000-square-foot spa, conceived by owner Garance Primat (who was given the middle name Virginia as the year of her birth coincided with her father’s purchase of the property), encompasses a full range of body and face treatments that utilize organic products and essential oils. The unique Unity Suite, with a Jacuzzi tub and Chromotherapy shower for two, offers a completely relaxing sanctuary for couples, friends, or mothers and daughters. Special therapies are also offered for golfers, children and teens, and a full complement of hair, nail and makeup services are available.

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Within the spa facility is a chlorine-free indoor pool carved from local Virginia granite, an adjacent outdoor walled courtyard with plush loungers and an elevated fire pit. An exercise facility with a yoga and Pilates studio and a full range of Technogym fitness equipment is complemented by a wall of windows in the round overlooking the golf course. The woman’s locker room features a European infinity-edge Spa Horizon tub that is unique to the United States, as well as a Hamam, while the men’s side offers a sauna and a Hamam. The locally hired staff of seven has been trained by Sylvie Keo, one of France’s top spa consultants. As is the case throughout the lodge, modern design elements are

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always tempered with natural materials, such as sleek silver door handles covered with leather. Prior to my indulgent 90-minute “Stone of Eternal Youth” facial, I took some time to enjoy the tranquility of the relaxation room. Special glass in a wall of windows overlooking the 18th fairway allowed me to see out but prevented the nearby golfers from seeing me, thus concealing an occasional smile elicited by covert observations of errant putts and the ensuing body language. Located on the same level as the spa, the game room is a haven for families. Stocked with Wii and Xbox game systems, billiards, ping-pong, and a host of classic and current board


games, it provides options for hours of entertainment for guests of all ages. There are three distinct restaurants on property. A twostory wine cellar marks the entrance to Elements, a fine dining destination open for breakfast and dinner. The 19th Pub offers casual cuisine and beverages for mid-round or afterwards in a more rustic setting. The wormy chestnut used on the walls was sourced for years due to its scarcity. Located above a one-time horse barn, Stables Saloon was the first dining establishment on property, and its knotty pine walls are adorned with 19th century hunting and fishing paraphernalia.

What appears to be a silo attached to one end of the lodge reveals its true identity at dusk when the domed roof opens to reveal a sophisticated Celestron CGE Pro 1400 telescope. Astronomy was a passion for Primland’s founder, and the resort maintains a resident “Starmaster” to entertain and inform guests, who, on clear nights, are treated to views of galaxies some 27 million light years away. During inclement weather a celestial tour is given in the theatre, as was the case during my visit. Believing I was not inclined to enjoy such a presentation, I was pleasantly surprised to be quite engrossed by Starmaster Nathan Pruitt’s informative tour of the universe.

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Wild Wonder While the indoor amenities are tempting enough to make one remain within the confines of the lodge throughout their visit, what is outside remains the true draw. Primland is the largest hunting resort in Virginia, serving as an Orvis wingshooting destination for 17 years. Hunters can partake in fully guided upland-style wing shooting for pheasant, quail, partridge, whitetail deer hunts and spring gobbler hunting. Fishermen enjoy casting for rainbow, brown or brook trout in the headwaters of the Dan River in an area known as the Grand Canyon of Virginia. Didier Primat was said to have thoroughly enjoyed traversing the property via ATV, and I am quick to share this sentiment. Zipping along portions of the 35 dedicated miles of forested ATV, mountain biking, horseback and hiking trails – including splashing through several creek beds before stopping at the crest of a minor mountain – is the best way to appreciate the beauty and vastness of the dominion. Not a hunter myself, I did opt to try my hand at a few of the stations spread out over the mile-long, 15-station sporting

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clay course. While the clay disks had nothing to fear, the nearby wildlife certainly scattered as a result of my pell-mell shots! If you are lucky, your outdoor adventures will be led by Carlton Largen, a lifelong resident and long-time employee whose down-to-earth style and stories of country life made our experiences that much more enjoyable. In 2007, Golf Digest named Primland’s Donald Steeldesigned Highland golf course as one of the best new public courses in America (among those with greens fees of $75+). Situated at nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, the Highland course is Steel’s fifth project in North America and the first he designed that required the use of dynamite. In Steel’s own words, the course – which features closely cut areas around greens, the use of bent and fescue grasses, interesting putting surfaces and challenging driving and bunkers – “looks exactly like a golf course should.” Golfers can choose to lodge in a trio of newly constructed and well-appointed Fairway Cottages that include gathering spaces just for golfers.


To say Head Golf Pro Jeff Fraim lives for the game would be an understatement. An avid golfer since age 13, his résumé includes the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Yeamans Hall Club in Charleston and Edgartown Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard, among others. As a Class “A” Member of the PGA, his easygoing disposition translates into exceptional teaching and tournament operations. A deep feeling of reverence for the land reverberates through every aspect of the Primland experience. It is a sentiment that can be traced back to the Cherokee Nation, who sold the area of Primland to the British Government on October 14, 1768, as part of the Treaty of Hard Labor. Garance Primat looks to the words and writings of Native

Americans to help guide the property’s future. Among these, the writings of Tatanga Mani (Walking Buffalo, 1871-1967) are particularly poignant: “Lots of people hardly ever feel real soil under their feet, see plants grow except in flower pots or get far enough beyond the street light to catch the enchantment of the night sky studded with stars. When people live far from scenes of the Great Spirit’s making, it is easy for them to forget His laws. We need to visit nature so we can see and feel these things.” Prices in the Lodge at Primland from low to high season rage from $225 to $1,200 per night. For more information or reservations call 866-960-7746 or visit primland.com. sl

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What Have I Been Drinking? Grüner Veltliner

I get asked with some frequency to recommend a wine. What Napa Cabernet is the best? What Pinot Noir is the best value? Someone is giving a special bottle as a present and wants to spend $100 – what would you suggest? Rarely someone will ask what I have been drinking. Wow, I say to myself, how do I answer that question? I try so many different wines from very diverse backgrounds and price levels that it is hard to capsulate the wines in a brief conversation. The better questions might be: what do you really enjoy drinking and what do you want to dive into more, or what areas or wine regions really interest you now? Well, then that could be a fun conversation, delving into where a wine aficionado’s passion is not currently satiated. Make no mistake, I have not forsaken my favorite red Burgundies or my muchloved Barolo or Barbaresco, or wines from Campania, or any wine aged 15 plus years. Although I will categorically state right now, I am really digging Grüner Veltliner from Austria. Maybe it is because you just do not see a lot of Grüner Veltliner in wine shops or on restaurant wine lists. I ask some wine wholesalers and they have none, one or can special order

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some. I actually am now pouring Grüner Veltliner at all five Bristol locations. I think once most people try it they will very much enjoy it. So what is Grüner Veltliner? Grüner Veltliner is the number one grape of Austria. It represents an astonishing 33 percent of the country’s viticulture. Austria makes about 70 percent white wine. The next most important grape is red, and it makes up less than 13 percent of production. This gives you a firm idea of Grüner Veltliner’s prominence in Austria. The lineage of the grape has only, until recently, been partially revealed through DNA testing; one of its parents is Traminer. T he wine exhibits a freshness of fruit and crisp vivacious acidity found in cool growing wine regions. It typically will possess a peppery spice, light lentil or sweet pea flavor, citrus and a touch of minerality. The quality range goes from light quaffing liter bottles, closed with a beer caplike closure, to elegant complex and full flavored screw cap closed bottles ,and lastly to rich decadent dessert wines. Most of Austria’s viticulture takes place in eastern Austria, in the region of Niederösterreich, or Lower Austria. A few of its sub regions that you will see are Wachau, Kamptal,


Suggested Austrian Gruner Veltliner Nigl “Kremser Freiheit” 2008 (Kremstal) Allram “Strassertaler” 2008 (Kamptal) Hiedler “Loess” 2008 (Kamptal) Schloss Gobelsberg “Gobelsburger” 2008 (Kamptal) Domain Wachau 2008 (Wachau) Nikolaihof 'Hefeabzug' 2007 (Wachau) Huber “Obere Steigen” 2009(Traisental)

Kremstal, Traisental and Weinviertal. While it is grown in the other regions of Austria, you will likely see these the most. In these regions, the climate is cool and produces wine with natural crisp acidity, fresh and vivacious, and alcohol that is moderate, not high. Austrians are also quite green. They are leaders in green farming and are world record holders in organic farming. Around 16 percent of all agriculture and 10 percent of all vineyards are organically produced. Furthermore, GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) use is completely prohibited in Austrian farming, and as a further quality enhancer, most of the grapes are hand-picked, in part because the many beautifully terraced vineyards cannot be picked by machines. Grüner Veltliner is a wine that sips great by itself or as an aperitif but reaches new heights in its ability to go with a diverse range of dishes. Fried foods and lightly spicy foods go well with high acid wines like Grüner Veltliner. The acidity refreshes the palate, readying it for the next bite. Grüner Veltliner is an excellent accompaniment with seafood; its acidity helps cut through fish oils, keeping the flavors clean. While dishes that are high in acid will never go well with wine, dishes with acidity can

have some of their acidity negated by a high acid wine, allowing wine to go with dishes with low levels of vinegar and citrus. So why have you not seen Grüner Veltliner yet? Austrians love music, architecture, skiing, food and especially wine and, hence, they consume around 70 percent of their own productions. Also, there are very few big wineries. In fact, Austria is a country of mainly small-scale family wineries that total more than 9000. It is certainly not ubiquitous, probably due in part to its unusual and difficult to pronounce name and the stereotype that it must be a sweet German wine because of the often fluted bottle shape and Germanic names and label information. But tr y Grüner Veltliner, and you may be among the converted. sl Scott is General Manager of the Bristol Bar & Grille-Jeffersonville 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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What started out as a traditional Turkish carpet is now a modern work of art. This one of a kind rug has been neutralized and over-dyed to create its current chromatic state. From the Color Reform collection by ABC Carpet & Home (abccarpet.com). Designed by Tord Boontje, Little Field of Flowers is comprised of small, hand woven felt flowers. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, this piece has won multiple deisgn awards and begs for bare feet (nanumarquina.com).

Amy Helfand's RugMark-certified rugs are hand-knotted from Tibetan wood and Chinese silk in a workshop outside Katmandu certified by Rugmark, an organization working to end child labor in the carpet industry. Shown is "Mt. Rogers Protest" (amyhelfand.com). The limited editor handknotted wool Pop Classic rug by Paolo Giodano of the Italian firm I+I combines patterns found in classic oriental rugs with '70s op-art patterns (i-and-i.it).

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Frisian Wouw, the felt carpet which Claudy Jongstra designed as part of Edition Ruckstuhl, is distinguished by its wild, frenzied texture. Yellow evokes associations with the golden age of Dutch painting, when masters such as Rembrandt used pigments from the mignonette (reseda) plant (also known as dyer’s rocket), (ruckstuhl.com)

Certified by RugMark, Alicia Keshishian's "Carpets of Imagination" are hand-made in Nepal using Tibetan wood and low-impact dyes or vegetable dyes. Shown is "Fast Talk" runner(adkcarpets.com).

Created from felted dyed wool and then hand-painted, lasered and embellished with crystals, Night Sky by Deborah Moss for Ruckstuhl is designed to meet decorative and atmospheric demands along with functional necessities (ruckstuhl.com).

The son of a rug dealer, German born Jan Kath was introduced to centuries-old weaving techniques at a young age. His designs incorporate the ancient art with his unique abstract aesthetic realized in silk and wool. His work, including the "Where is Bambi" rug pictured, was introduced at the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. All of his designs are completely customizeable in size, color and format (jan-kath.de).

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Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

In spite of an early threat of thunderstorms and sweltering temperatures that made the faces of spectators as red as the Ferrari’s they were reflected in, an eager crowd of automotive enthusiasts toured the rolling fields around the Keene Barn at Keeneland for the 7th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. In addition to a world-class showing of invitation-only automobiles displayed on the verdant grounds, including Ferrari, the featured marquee, the event also featured exquisite wooden boats and an expanded motorcycle class with a combined value of close to $1million. The Concours and related events benefitted the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. “It’s a delight to enjoy your passion and be able to do good works for the community, especially the Kentucky Children’s Hospital,” said Tom Jones, the event’s founder and chairman. “The people at Kentucky Children's Hospital who make that happen day in and day out are the real heroes in this grand scheme of things.” A 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT owned by Kevin Cogan of Louisville was named the Judge’s Choice, while a 1959 Ferrari 259 GT Tour de France owned by The Patterson Collection of Louisville was awarded the Junior Judge’s Choice.

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2010 Winners Antique Through 1924 1919 Detroit Electric 75B Brougham owned by Jill & Gary Eippert Vintage, 1925-1949 1939 Buick Century 66C Convertible owned by F. Robert & Mariya Suchyta Classics through 1948 1931 Cadillac V12 Dual Cowl Phaeton owned by Cy Hanks Coach Built Classics 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Town Car owned by Greg Aarssen Ferrari Early 1955 Ferrari 250 GT Europe owned by Bob & Marianna Anderson Collector American 1949-1975 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente Convertible owned by Bill & Judy Detzel

Collector Foreign 1949-1972 1958 Porsche 356 Speedster owned by Jim Johnston

Wooden Power Boats 1926 Platzer Gold Cup Racer owned by Bill & Julie Monro

Sports Classic Through 1974 1968 Maserati Mistral Spyder owned by Ivan & Myrna Ruiz

Lost Legends 1946-1970 1957 Dual Ghia owned by Alex Campbell

Sports Contemporary 1975-1999 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, owned by Jim & Walwnw Borowske

Motorcycles Pre 1975, US 1947 Indian Chief owned by Gene Brown

Racing All Years 1940 Crosley Hotshot #19 owned by Tim Freshley

Motorcycles Pre 1975, Foreign 1952 Vincent Black Lightning owned by Gene Brown

Ferrari Racing All Years 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France owned by The Patterson Collection

Future Classics 2000 to Present 2010 Porsche GT 3 owned by David & Susan Hall

Ferrari Late 2004 Ferrari Enzo owned by Phil & Martha Bachman

Children’s Choice 1955 Studebaker Speedster Hardtop owned by Don & Marlene Bisceglia

American Performance 1961-1975 1964 Chevrolet Nova SS owned by Rick & Susan Willis

People’s Choice 1995 Ferrari F-50 owned by Don Bailey

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Pebble Beach Concours

Photography by Eric Williams and CiCi Williams

C'est Magnifique

“It’s like winning the Kentucky Derby,” said Louisvillian Jim Patterson when asked to describe his emotions after his 1933 Delage D8S Roadster with coachwork by de Villars took Best of Show honors at the 60th annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Over the course of its 77-year-history, the aristocratic motorcar, built on spec to be a darling at the 1934 Salon de Paris at the Grand Palais, was later called into service in the 1950s to transport guests of the Gran Hotel Velasquez in Madrid before being acquired by Patterson at auction in 2007. Known among motoring aficionados as having one of the best collections of vintage French cars in the world, Patterson embarked on a three-year process of meticulous research and

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restoration under the auspices of RM of Ontario, Canada that continued up until a few months prior to its Pebble Beach showing. The 2010 win was the fourth Best of Show for RM. Waiting at the end of the podium alongside the Delage for the Best of Show announcement were two other strong contenders: a 1930 Duesenberg J Graber Cabriolet and a 1929 Bentley Speed Six Park Ward Open Two-Seater. Interestingly, the Delage is the first white car to win Best of Show at Pebble Beach. “This Delage has a short wheelbase that makes it look more rakish, but it still has a long and elegant look,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “It did 110 miles-perhour in its day; it could race and was stunningly beautiful. This car could do it all; it embodied style, speed and comfort.”


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Pebble Beach Concours

Left to right; Sir Stirling Moss, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann, Jim Patterson Sr. and Jim Patterson, Jr. of Louisville, Harry Yeaggy of Cincinnati

Left to right; Mike Dunlap, Todd Blue, Antoinette, Kevin, Caroline & Candace Cogan, Jim Patterson, Jr. and Connie & Tom Jones of Lexington

Overall, a total of 255 cars and motorcycles representing 29 feature and special classes lined the 18th hole of Pebble Beach Golf Links, with owners hailing from 33 states and 14 countries. Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Pierce-Arrow were the featured marques. Special classes included Hot Rod Lakesters and Bonneville Racers, the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, American Prewar Road and Racing Motorcycles, the centennial of the Indianapolis 500 auto race, and the styling of Ghia. Outside of the show field, auto manufacturers used lavish displays and large tents to lure spectators into ogling their lineups and to debut new and/or special editions. On the concept lawn, Bentley Motors displayed the company’s new limited-edition Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models, designed exclusively for the North American Market. Jaguar showed their XK175, which is limited to a production of 175 cars. The Porsche 918 Spyder concept made its North

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American debut alongside showings of the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racecar and the Cayenne S Hybrid. Auctions held throughout the week leading up to and the night following the Concours continued to set world sales records. Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sold more than $64.59 million in collector cars, including six world recordsetting sales: $7.26 million for a 1959 Ferrari 250 GTLWB California Spider Competizione; $6.71 million for a 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza; $6.10 million for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod; $2.64 million for a 1956 Maserati 200SI; $2.53 million for a 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider; and $1.045 million for a 1937 Jaguar SS100. “In addition to a packed auction tent brimming with new guests and enthusiasts from around the world, our highestever Pebble Beach weekend results speak for themselves and


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Pebble Beach Concours

Mercedes-Benz tents at The Quail

A display of vintage Alfa Romeo’s at Pebble Beach

1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Coupé at Pebble Beach

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I couldn’t be happier,” said David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. RM’s Sports & Classics of Monterey auction posted similar results, with $67 million in sales and an impressive 95 percent sell-through. Top bid getters at $4.62 million each were a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe and a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta. Bonhams & Butterfields annual sale at Quail Lodge in Carmel celebrated its 13th anniversary with a world record sale for any Porsche sold at auction: $3.965 million for a remarkably interesting example of what enthusiasts have repeatedly voted as being 'The World's Greatest Sports Car' – the flat-12 cylinder, air-cooled Porsche 917. Despite the design's present age of over 40 years 917 performance will still – as one past World Champion driver put it "...still take the crease out of your trousers". The pool of bidders, over 1,000 in all, hailed from 29 countries around the world. Now in its 8th year and continuing to gain momentum as a world class show in its own right, The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, is notable for its intimate size and up-close-and-personal opportunity to admire rare collections of sports and racing driving machines, as well as an exceptional display of fine motorcycles. Held at the Quail Golf Club on the Friday prior to the Pebble Beach show, the show was limited to just 3,000 guests and featured day-long

gourmet dining al fresco at stations representing various regional and national cuisines, complemented by fine wines and spirits, and sponsor test drives and unveilings from the likes of Bugatti (public unveiling of the Super Sport), Ferrari (the California, 458 Italia and 599 GTO were on display) and Lamborghini (Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera). The show also marked a fitting occasion for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to hand over the keys for its first bespoke Rolls-Royce Ghost to philanthropist and car collector Michael Fux. It was a sea of red at the 25th annual Concourso Italiano, held at the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, within earshot of the famed Monterey Historic races taking place at nearby Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A celebration of Italian motoring, the event drew the likes of famed designer Tom Tjaarda, who was the lead designer of the Ferrari 330 2+2 Pininfarina Coupe and the Ferrari 365 GT California Pininfarina Spider, and Valentino Balboni, the former chief test driver of Lamborghini. As euphoric as the week of events are for motoring enthusiasts, these annual gatherings are a boon for local charities, who are the beneficiaries of millions of dollars in donations generated from events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail. The 61st Pebble Beach Concours is slated for Sunday, August 21, 2011. sl

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His, Hers and Theirs First Look at Fall Fashions Photography by Eric Williams

All looks available at Rodes For Him & For Her, 4938 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY, 502.753.7633, rodes.com 54 slmag.net

Etro slacks, blazer, button down, scarf and pocket square


On her Collection Iris dress, Majorica jewelry On him Samuelsohn suit, Robert Talbot Estate button down and Robert Talbot tie

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St. John jacket, Christine Moore Millinery hat, Starfire necklace

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On her Kinross wrap, Cookie Johnson boyfriend jeans, Craig Taylor blouse On him Robert Talbott shirt, tie, vest and sweater, Agave denim

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Fashion - Farm

Photography by Andrew Kung

american idyll Photography by Andrew Kung

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sources AJ’s Clothing 116 Clay Avenue, ajsclothing.com Alter Ego 1321 Herr Lane, Louisville, alteregoapparel.com Bella Rose 126 West Maxwell Street, bellarosestyle.com Embry’s 3361 Tates Creek Road, embrys.com Keeneland Shop 4201 Versailles Road, keeneland.stores. truition.com Mod Boutique 828 East High Street, modboutiquelex.com Rodes for Him 4938 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, rodes.com Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers 410 West Vine Street, sheliabayes.com St. John & Meyers 4379 Old Harrodsburg Rd., stjohnandmeyers.com The Boutique at Voce 124 Clay Avenue, (859)252-8623 Worlds Apart 161 Lexington Green Circle, worldsapartonline.com Hair by Megan Kirby and Josh Goodlett and makeup Leigh-Ann Mims, all of Voce salon

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Horse Written by Bridget Williams Photography by Eric Williams

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HAv EN Should Samuel and Mahala Pepper – original settlers of Ardmore farm in the early 1800s – come calling in the present day, one could easily surmise that they would clearly recognize their brick Federal-style homestead. Indeed, present owner Robert A. Cromartie has taken great pains to restore the façade to its original state, while making the home and its accompanying 125-acre working thoroughbred farm and agritourism destination conducive to modern life.

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Cromartie, a native of Florida and lifelong horseman who was fortunate to turn his passion into a successful profession, discovered Ardmore while looking for a Bluegrass base for his personal thoroughbred farm (the eighth project he has designed for himself over the years). At the time, the only residents of the dilapidated home, which had sat vacant for 20 years, were no less than 35 raccoons. A brick smokehouse, stone servants’ quarters, a carriage barn, a springhouse and root cellar located on property also date to the early 1800s. As someone who relishes in the challenge of designing and building working farms, this was one project he simply could not pass up. After stabilizing the home, Cromartie set about clearing the land, adding a mile of paved roads, a dry-stack stone entrance (whose old world construction belies its newness), removing

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unusable barns (but taking great pains to preserve the wood for reuse elsewhere) and constructing new state-of-the art barns. Farm manager Ken Farrell remarked that Cromartie meticulously planned the barns so they are easy to keep clean. Once the business side was up to his standards, Cromartie turned his attention to restoring the hilltop home, which now boasts commanding views of the idyllic countryside and the spring-fed creek that meanders below. In its original state, the two-over-two floor plan was very dark with isolated rooms lacking natural light. Over the years, there were several poorly executed additions that seemed to have little rhyme or reason, resulting in a very disjointed floor plan. “My challenge was to create a ‘normal’ flow for modern living without compromising the home’s historic integrity,” said Cromartie.


Throughout the first floor, reclaimed old-growth ash was laid by Longwood Antique Woods to replace those that had deteriorated beyond repair.

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In the dining room, what appear to be built-in cupboards on either side of the fireplace are not exactly as they seem: on the right are dummy doors that were built to mimic the original cabinets on the left.

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Farm owner Robert A. Cromartie has taken great pains to restore the façade of the 1800s-era home to its original state.

It was important to Cromartie that all of the expansion and renovations, including a new kitchen, master suite and changes to the second floor, were indiscernible from the front, which boasts the original stone stairs and diamondbeveled front door (a design element repeated elsewhere in the interior). A stickler for details, the homeowner paid close attention to keeping things original when possible and authentically accurate when new. For instance, Cromartie found the brick used for the addition from a house of the same era that was being demolished in Georgetown and relied on Longwood Antique Woods to help him repurpose wood salvaged from old barns on the acreage. Serving as his own interior designer, Cromartie has exquisite taste and a careful eye for editing; many of the fine antiques, art and furniture were acquired over the years and traveled with him to the Bluegrass from his Florida residence. A huntboard in the entr yway is one of the few pieces purchased specifically for the home and dates to the time the residence was constructed. The period lighting hanging above was converted from gas to electric, while a similar fixture in the rear entry is a reproduction. The hallway is flooded with natural light courtesy of a windowed addition at the rear of the home and a bank of windows added to the second floor landing when the ceiling height was raised. Because the house had been vacant for so long, nearly all of the wood floors on the first floor had rotted, and what little was left was used in the renovation of the second floor. Reclaimed old-growth ash was laid in its place by Longwood Antique Woods, adding instant antiquity that would have been lost using newly milled wood. 74 slmag.net

In the dining room, tailored upholstered cornices and plaid drapery are in keeping with the room’s restrained elegance. What appear to be built-in cupboards on either side of the fireplace are not exactly as they seem: on one side there are dummy doors that were built to mimic the original. A series of sketches of Secretariat done by Jenness Cortez at Claiborne Farm hangs in the hallway just outside the entrance to the master suite. A large window in a long hallway leading to the bedroom looks out to a 1930 art deco bronze fountain from a men’s club in Paris. In the master bath, a pair of contemporary vanities with discernable Federal-period styling flanks a Kohler soaking tub centered in a large window that overlooks what will become a formal garden. The vanities were crafted by an Amish cabinetmaker from reclaimed pine. A Waterford chandelier hanging above the tub is a family heirloom that has traveled with Cromartie from home to home. What was once a small bedroom oddly accessed via the master bath has been transformed into an enviable closet. Reclaimed pine was also used for the cabinets in the spacious kitchen. The vaulted ceiling is accentuated by reclaimed hand-hewn beams sourced from an old tobacco barn on property and from Longwood Antique Woods. An antler chandelier hangs over the island, which serves as a repository for the property’s bounty, including fresh eggs, heirloom tomatoes (they grow 30 varieties) and honey. Cromartie is quick to point out that being surrounded by farms has its benefits. “Everybody around us is so good about sharing. In summer we have great tasting ugly tomatoes; we give eggs to the staff and our neighbors; and they return the favor with fresh asparagus and organic chicken.”


Reclaimed pine was used for the cabinets in the kitchen. The room’s vaulted ceiling is accentuated with reclaimed hand-hewn beams sourced from an old tobacco barn on property and Longwood Antique Woods.

In the master bath, a pair of Amishmade contemporar y vanities with discernable Federal-period styling flanks a Kohler soaking tub centered in a large window that overlooks what will become a formal garden.

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A Dubonnet poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre hangs on the wall behind the equally oversized dining table fashioned from reclaimed wood.

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A very large Dubonnet poster by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre hangs on the wall behind the equally oversized dining table also fashioned from reclaimed wood. Windsor-style chairs fit the rustic simplicity of the space. The adjacent laundry room is also the inside domain for the homeowner’s pack of majestic Scottish Deerhounds and Norwich Terriers. The former are quite imposing but possess such an agreeable temperament that it is impossible not to be completely enamored with them. Also home to the dogs is the smokehouse, which has been converted to a very nice dog kennel attached to a three-acre fenced run. In close proximity to the house is the servants’ home. Cromartie kept the renovations limited to a small change in the pitch of the roof and an extension of the covered porch. A root cellar nearby serves as the terminus of all of the pipes for the highly efficient gravity-fed spring water system that supplies fresh water throughout the property. Another boost to the efficiency of the property is a geothermal system that was added during the renovation.

The hilltop estate includes a brick smokehouse, stone servants’ quarters, a carriage barn, a springhouse (foreground) and root cellar that date to the early 1800s.

A four-level barn closest to the residence is used for hay storage and is home to Cromartie’s fox-hunting and pleasure-riding horses. The structure was built on the footprint of the original carriage barn and a small door conceals what is purported to be secret prohibition-era storage. A two-story guest apartment was fashioned from the corncrib and features reclaimed wood floors from Longwood and recycled tobacco-stick pickets on the stair rail. A stacked stone wall dating back two centuries is found in an expansive party room on the lower level that Cromartie leases for corporate events and weddings. Even though it has just been four short months since the 16-month renovation was completed, Cromartie is already focused on what is next. He has laid out building sites for a home and an additional barn on the property’s periphery and has even found himself coveting another farm rehabilitation project. “I’m a horseman first, but I just love building farms – the site planning, design and construction, everything.” sl

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Prospect KY • 81 Acre Estate Bordering Harrods Creek Main House • Pool / Pool House • Guest House

For Information Contact Marilyn Hoffman, Hoffman International Properties 859-523-2812, 214-698-1736, 203-622-3939 | MagnificentProperties.com


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tropol Written by Jennifer Mueller Dotson Photography by Andrew Kung On the wall at the Metropol hangs a photo of Tommy Dorsey with this quote stated squarely below it, “I live the life I love.” After a very illustrative and delightful discussion with Metropol owner Dr. John Schremly, I have to say when I hear this quote I think of him. Dr. Schremly was consistent in reminding me that he “doesn’t like to fail at anything.” One can tell he certainly hit the mark with Metropol. Since first opening the immemorial doors in 2001, Metropol, named for a Swiss hotel chain, has experienced structural as well as staffing transformations. Most recently, and most inspiring, is the renovation and expansion of the establishment’s original architecture. Metropol is nestled in the oldest existing Lexington post office building dating back to 1825. What used to seat about 70 can now accommodate almost three times that number. Dr. Schremly stated, “With space comes versatility,” and it certainly has. Now three times a week Metropol hosts two live piano players, and soon female jazz singers, along with the extension of the Metropol’s original Harry’s Bar established in 2001 in memory of Uncle Harry Schraemli (1903-1995). Uncle Harry was an international author and published the Grand Bar Study and Mastermixer, both bar references and used in some of the finest bars worldwide. Metropol is deep rooted in family history; Dr. Schremly’s son John and daughter Darlene have assisted in everything from interior design elements to selecting the actual building itself years ago. In 2000 Dr. Schremly and his son walked past the “sad” building, and John said, “Buy that building, Dad. It is good real estate.” I would have to agree with him. Personnel revitalizations include the recent addition of Executive Chef, also General Manager, Aaron Tolson. Dr. Schremly feels he has finally met someone who shares his same level of excellence and expectations. Chef Tolson brought an entirely new kitchen staff with him to the Metropol. “The best of the best,” is how Dr. Schremly admiringly referred to his new staff.

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The Metropol offers more than a sophisticated fine dining experience with mouth-watering menu selections; it lures you in with the charm of the big band era and old school jazz tunes echoing from its walls. The original sketches, depicting famous jockeys and other celebrities, including Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and done by Dr. Schremly himself in the 70s, and original photos, some from the 50s, add to the atmosphere, making Metropol a historical repository. Take note of one photo, it is a picture near the bar of Dr. Schremly’s wife Sylvia, with her singing trio. She sang in a trio for one year, back in the 50s, and within one year they had a Top 10 record. Sylvia had been referred to as “the best singer in Lexington” by well-known saxophone player Duke Madison. In 1973, Madison sang with Sylvia, putting her to the test, and resulted by stating, “Sylvia, you’re good….very good.” Sylvia always wanted to open a bed and breakfast, therefore Dr. Schremly believes she would be very pleased with the impact the Metropol has made on Lexington’s fine dining community, not to mention…she would love the live jazz! On any given night you will find Dr. Schremly, clad in his traditional navy blue blazer, looking dapper and chatting with the patrons and therefore creating lyrics. Dr. Schremly has written 14 lyrics to potential tunes, all country. Much of his material comes from the clientele. A jackof-all-trades, this proprietor is interesting, versatile and innovative, much like his restaurant. The mise en place and jeux de vie will have you coming back for more. sl

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Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky

Gainesway Farm Photography by Christopher Hirsheimer

Jon Carloftis seems to be everywhere these days, riding a wave of acclaim for his varied garden design work, both on terra firma and on rooftops from Kentucky to New York City and everywhere in between. For his latest book, Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky, Carloftis partnered with photographers and publishers Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton to take readers through the garden gates of twenty-one public and private outdoor spaces in the Commonwealth. One of the magnificent gardens featured is Gainesway Farm, the only farm to be designated an arboretum by the American Public Gardens Association. The following is an excerpt from the book: Established in 1962 by Kentucky horseman John Gaines, who founded the Breeders’ Cup, Gainesway Farm encompasses more than fifteen hundred acres and is graced with decorative plants, floral displays, and a tree collection that includes forty-five types of oak. Many of these were planted by Gaines, and after the Beck family purchased the farm in 1989, they continued his vision by adding more plantings and greenery. Antony Beck, who is president of Gainesway’s Thoroughbred operations and lives on the property, has been one of the driving forces behind the arboretum. “Frankly, I love anything that comes from the earth,” he says. “And I love that gardens are constantly changing and evolving.” No surprise then, that in addition to helping develop the arboretum, which is open by appointment to the public, he has created his own vast gardens around the Federal-style home that he shares with his wife and five children.

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Beck has visited gardens all over the world. He has been particularly influenced by historical gardens in England and France, including the Parc de Bagatelle in Paris, which he says is one of the loveliest. His green spaces resemble a mini-Versailles, with room after room separated by immaculately clipped yew and boxwood hedges. They all share a distinct formality and perfect lines and proportions, yet each one has a unique theme and story behind it. Jon Carloftis, author, with Susan Smith-Durisek & Kathleen Brennan; Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton, photographers – Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky – hardcover, 321 pages, Canal House Books, thecanalhouse.com. sl

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IdeaFestival Packed with Magnetic Luminaries Written by Steve Wilson

Adriana Duque (Colombian). Daniel (Serie Infantes), 2009. Photograph.

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Right." It is a simple statement but one that is at the root of all wars, arguments, divorces and many other everyday conflicts. Sagmeister created the installation and 21c Museum Hotel helped bring it to Louisville to coincide with the 2008 festival. Sagmeister is only one of approximately forty speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s extravaganza of talented thinkers and trendsetters. No matter where you live in the tri-state area, you simply must attend some portion of IdeaFestival. We are extraordinarily lucky that Louisville was chosen as the site for this annual event. Two other friends who are on the program are Ruby Lerner, executive director and president of Creative Capital in New York City, and musician Ben Sollee, who is from right here in Kentucky and has reached international fame since I first met him. An alignment of cultural and economic conditions allowed Lerner’s organization, Creative Capital, to harness venture capital concepts and strategically apply them to the art world. In “Creating the Artful Organization," Lerner will discuss Creative Capital's inception, its novel approach – which includes support for the project and its artists, as well as public engagement – and lessons learned, all of which are relevant to


From left: videographer Marty Benson, cellist Ben Sollee, tour manager Katie Benson, and percussionist Jordon Ellis cycled from Beaufort to Savannah Thursday for a gig at Blowin’ Smoke BBQ. The four are traveling by bike on tour from Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, Fla. (John Carrington/Savannah Morning News)

Talking Heads ‘Once in a Lifetime’ collection with cover paintings by the Russian contemporary artists Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradox.

any innovation-driven enterprise. The other panel members are four unique artists: Jae Rhim Lee, Brent Green, Sanford Biggers and George Legrady. Their discussion will take place on Saturday, October 2 at 12 noon at the Kentucky Center. Ben Sollee, a young musician with a haunting voice and extraordinary talent on any stringed instrument, will present "Beautiful Limitations: Bicycles, Music, and Community-Based Touring." His cello and his songs have taken him around the world. Now he is taking them around the U.S. by bicycle. At IdeaFestival, Sollee will explore, in words and performance, the idea of sustainability in music touring, a community-based approach to performing, and how the physical limitations of the bicycle transcend social and economic boundaries. Sollee performs on Thursday, September 30 at 7:45 p.m., also at the Kentucky Center.

At the moment, I am sitting in the Atlanta Airport on the way to Bogotá, Columbia, to check out the art in that country. If I find the quality of artwork that I expect to and accommodations that I can recommend, I hope to take a group of friends and art collectors to Columbia later in the year. Laura Lee and I have exhibited a few pieces of Columbian work that we found at art fairs, but we have never been to Colombia. I am looking forward to this four-day adventure and hope that I find enough reason to go back and share it with others. sl

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Pierre Jaquet Droz opened his studio in 1738 in La Chauxde-Fonds and made history with his richly enameled musical watches and his android automata, which were popular in all the European courts. Today, with more than a dozen different models issued in limited editions, Jaquet Droz captivates collectors in search of unique timepieces. Remaining loyal to a mechanical tradition and to the spirit of invention that filled its predecessors, the brand has carried on its reputation, attracting more and more recognition from the watch world. Experts around the world seek out these rare and unique objects. This book explains why. Manuel Emch - Jaquet Droz Hardcover, 164 pages, Assouline, assouline.com

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Bluegrass International Cup

Organizers of the 4th annual Bluegrass International Cup at Polo in the Park were forced to play a delicate game of stop-and-go as intermittent showers and storms throughout the day leading up to the event threatened to compromise the playing field at the Kentucky Horse Park. A serendipitous break in the weather allowed the match between Sophisticated Living Team USA and Gainesway Farm Team South Africa to proceed without interruption. Mother nature even provided an additional bonus: a gorgeous double rainbow spread out across one end of the field following a brief shower that served to cool off players, tent patrons and tailgaters alike. In the end Team USA prevailed with a final score of 13-11.

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Adam & Sarah Hayens

Mackenzie Royce, Bridget Williams, Becky Goodman, Jennie Garlington, Jen Dotson

Mike Owens, Susan Speckert, Sarah Fishback, Dave Fishback, Helen Maclatchy

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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

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Bohemian Gathering

The Bohemian’s, a group of young professionals that support Lexington Opera Society, held a get-together prior to a SummerFest performance by the Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory at the Arboretum.

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Sue, Erin, Avery & Chuck Zearfoss

Bryce Moffett, Jennifer Moorehead, J.B. Goll, Colin Dempsey

Sara Osborne, Matt Osborne

Rebecca & Steve Stanley

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Chukkers for Children

The University of Kentucky’s 2010 National Champion polo team served as ambassadors for the Chukkers for Children polo event at the Kentucky Horse Park to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington. Proceeds from the event will help CASA provide children who have been a victim of abuse or neglect with a trained, supervised volunteer who will advocate for the child’s best interest.

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Matt Koch, Brittany Blackburn, Marli Baumann, Tighe Estos

Isabel & Peter Taylor

Mary Stuckert, Mark Shiflet

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441 Bristol Rd

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Ashland Park: Extremely charming Cape Cod home in 1 of Lexington's favorite locations! Hdwd flrs, 9' ceilings, beautiful professional decor & an incredible Sunroom addition are some of the outstanding features. The home sits on a large cul de sac lot & has magnificent landscaping, a brick patio & inviting fountain.

1604 Eastwood Ln

$999,000

1877 Honey Spring

$899,900

Lakewood: Charming home on a gorgeous 1/2 acre lot with a scenic creek & beautiful landscaping. The home features a 2 story Great Rm with fireplace, lovely formal Dining Room and fabulous Kitchen with granite plus 1st flr Master, & a finished walkout basement.

Castlegate: Lovely .6 acre lot in 40502! Charming home with inviting front & screened rear porches. The home features a 2 story Great Room & Sunny Kitchen with granite & Hearth Room, both with fireplaces and a first floor Master Bedroom, plus a finished basement and loads of storage!

871 McMeekin Pl

$3,257,000

118 Stirling Ln

$859,000

McMeekin: This stately one of a kind Georgian home was incredibly renovated in 2003-2005 with world class design and top quality materials from around the world. It is one of the finest homes in the Bluegrass. It sits on a .87 acre lavishly landscaped treed lot on a cul-de-sac.

Stirling Estates: This beautifully landscaped, fenced & gated 6.4 acre lot has a magnificent brick & stone home featuring large windows & light, 2 story Family Room, gourmet cherry Kitchen with granite, 1st flr Master Suite & cheerful Sunroom overlooking a gorgeous back porch & patio with pergola.


This fall, relax and enjoy cool backyard evenings with stunning outdoor lighting. Call today for a free demonstration at your home and see how our landscape lighting can transform your outdoor space.

859.367.0110 OutdoorLights.com / Lexington


Denim & Diamonds

Jeans were de rigueur for the American Cancer Society’s annual Denim & Diamonds Gala, which was held at the Signature Club.

Photography by Andrew Kung

Mike Elder, Paul Sawyer

Amanda & Scott Woodall

Penny & Grage Blake, Olivia & Louis Scholz

Elsie Mcnakin, Kelly Mccann, Marilyn Todd, Patricia Haynes, Linda Green

Mark Wright, Marta & John Hayne

Bill Dowden, Allan Beckman, Brian Hill

Martha Perterson & Brett Spear

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An exceptional neighborhood deserves exceptional service. When you call Bank of America, you can rest assured that our top priority is providing the information you need to make well-informed home financing decisions. We bring personal service to the neighborhood, including: • A wide variety of home financing options • A convenient and efficient home loan process As part of the Bank of America family, I will work closely with you to make sure your home financing experience is one that you’ll be glad to tell your friends and associates about. If you would like information about your home loan options, contact me today.

Angie Nunnelley Mortgage Loan Officer Top Producer 2003 - 2009 Platinum Club 859.333.4422 angie.nunnelley@bankofamerica.com

Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender © 2010 Bank of America Corporation. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. 00-62-0115D 04-2009 AR72512

Love. Bug. Tiffany & Co. Coral and Onyx brooch, c. 1950

150 South Elkhorn Village 4379 Harrodsburg Road Lexington,KY 859.559.4242 www.StJohnandMyers.com Open 12-5p.m. Wednesday - Saturday or anytime by appointment. www.facebook.com/AwesomeAntiques

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Freedom Fest

This year’s Freedom Fest, the Woodford Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser was sponsored by L.V. Harkness and held at Annestes Farms in Versailles. George & Lori Hall, owners of Annestes Farms served as honorary chairs of the Saturday dinner and dancing event, which also included designer dining stalls and tables along with a silent and live auction of artwork by 38 artists in various mediums who depicted the horse farm.

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Cheryl & Jim Smith

Terri Groves, Douglas Korn

Scott Fisher, Nany Meade

Jon & Pip Robertson

Trent & Donna Thompson

Betsy & Bob Kelley, Sharon & Jim Rouse

Valerie Januski, Frank Shoop

Brandon & Amy Newsome

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Personalized Design.

Inspired Creativity.

Chris’s Custom Cabinets www.chrisscustomcabinets.com


Debutante Tea

The Blue Grass Charity Ball Board and Ball Committee hosted the 2011 Debutantes and their mothers to a Sunday afternoon tea at the home of Mrs. E. Thompson Courtney. Those who will make their debut in December are: Catherine Walker Clifton, Elizabeth Bewlay Gay, Shelby Rice Hilliard, Anne Archer Hinkle, Lynne Allison Hollins, Kellie Kathleen Jameson, Leslie Johnson Ladd, Katherine Elizabeth Macneil, Mary Miller Van Meter. Also attending the tea were representatives who received charitable contributions generated by the 2009 Blue Grass Charity Ball: Baby Health Services, Inc., Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Chrysalis House, Camp Horsin’ Around, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Girls on the Run, Tops Soccer League.

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Look. Sharp. limited edition knives by William Henry Studios

150 South Elkhorn Village 4379 Harrodsburg Road Lexington,KY 859.559.4242 www.StJohnandMyers.com Open 12-5p.m. Wednesday - Saturday or anytime by appointment. www.facebook.com/AwesomeAntiques

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Haute Off the Press

Dudley’s was the site of Sophisticated Living’s “Haute Off the Press” event. Proprietress Debbie Long served up a sampling of signature items from the menu to the crowd gathered in the second floor private dining rooms.

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Sarah Carter, Sarah Wylie Vanmeter & Griffin Vanmeter

Kristin Martin, Shane Riley, Jennifer Dotson, Mike Mueller

Catherine Edallen, Lanie Pfund, Tate Russell, Becky Sullivan

Jane Buchanan, Gay Bredin

Cheryl & Tom Schaub

Amy & Randy Burke, Paul & Chasity Hester

Allison Davis, Serena Basil

Tania Zirkovic, Jennifer Neustat

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Junior League Gala

The first leg of the American Saddlebred Triple Crown, the Junior League of Lexington hosted their 74th annual horse show at The Red Mile. The Horse Show Gala, held in the Round Barn at The Red Mile is one of several auxiliary events held in conjunction with the event, which was selected once again as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events for the Month of July 2010”.

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Laurel Martin, Becky Bowling, Robin Vanderpool

Matt & Ashley Tabb, Audra & Scott Davidson

Ashley Gray, Brent Pierce

Mike Durbin, Ken & Donna Armstrong, Blair Eads, Rhonda & Joey Clark

Sarah Germann, Brian Dineen

Ron Roberts, Emily Burchell, Brandon Warren, Joe Roberts

Thad & Laura Carter

Ashley & Marty Chiles

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Put on your jeans, pull on your boots and join us for a casual barbeque dinner and dancing!

10 Friday, November 12, 20 7:30PM to 12:30AM room Buster’s Billiards & Back Lexington, KY All proceeds raised benefit

Tickets can be purchased online at lexingtonfoundation.org or by calling 888.388.2620 Tickets are limited. For sponsorship opportunities, contact 888.388.2620 Presented by The Lexington Cancer Foundation’s Pegasus Board

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Concours Gala

A “Venetian Masquerade” was the theme of the black tie gala held on the eve of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance in the private dining rooms of Keeneland overlooking the historic track and paddock. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, Italian cuisine, entertainment, and dancing as the Keeneland Concours brought a bit of Venice to the Bluegrass.

Connie Jennings, Ralph & Susan Coldiron

Sheila Bayes, Craig Robertson, Bonni & Russell Linnemeier

Suzanne Elliott, Terri Melgar

Megan Broderick, Elyse Litton, Antonio Rodrigez, Emily Lark

Jill Brown, Amy Burke, Shar Montgomery

Jay & Sheila Zwischenberger, Ann & Greg Smith

Mischell Lee, Josef Vonsterenberg

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Liz Faville, Tina & Bill Justice, Arlene Cohen

Ann & Bill Giles

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Lexington’s new, elegantly designed gated community Unique home building opportunities Offered exclusively by White Oak Real Estate, LLC Jason Justice, Builder/Broker

859-293-1989

www.ashfordoaksky.com

Repair. Size. Design. Also buying gold, platinum, silver, coins, sterling flatware & watches.

150 South Elkhorn Village 4379 Harrodsburg Road Lexington,KY 859.559.4242 www.StJohnandMyers.com Open 12-5p.m. Wednesday - Saturday or anytime by appointment. www.facebook.com/AwesomeAntiques

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Hangar Bash

Bluegrass Motorsports was the presenting sponsor of the Hangar Bash held at the DGY Hangar following the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance. The casual event featured live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a high-energy fashion show presented by Mod Boutique.

Faye & Alex Buchan

PK & Richard Van Horneff, Richard Klein

Photography by Andrew Kung & Tony Bailey

Marie & Steve Leiding, Kathy Cox

Ramon Juanso and Randy Biery of Blue Grass Motorsport and guests

Connie & Tom Jones

Dan Joseph, Joel Terbrueggen, Dennis Ryan, Herb Hall, Rich Koehler

Jim and Sarah Haynes of Blue Grass Motorsport and guests

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Debbie and Tony Chamblin and guests

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LHSC Benefit

At the behest of former state Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan, President Bill Clinton served as the guest of honor and keynote speaker for a dinner held at the RJ Corman Railroad Group headquarters that helped to raise $3 million towards new facilities at the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center. Lundy’s catered the gourmet dinner for 500, which included peppered arugula; lump crab; imported cheeses; oven-baked sea bass drizzled with fresh lemon; sliced tenderloin of beef topped with horseradish and peppercorn; potatoes Dauphinoise; and French-style green beans.

Jane Allen, King & Grandison Offutt

Bob & Jennifer Rouse, Kim & Nick Strong

Dick and Hallie Brunson

Jack & Elizabeth Conway

Dick and Hallie Brunson

Barclay and Nic Dewet

Jennifer and Mike Ash

Kristin Baehler, Keazie Coats

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A Quintessential Bluegrass Experience

A Horse Farm ~ An Historic Residence ~ Luxury Accommodations for Overnight Guests Hosting for Private and Corporate Events Managed by Briggs & Cromartie Thoroughbred Consultants 2519 McCracken Pike ~ P. O. Box 550 ~ Versailles, KY 40383 ~ 859-879-6070 or 352-208-3126

www.ardmorekentucky.com


Night of Stars

Proceeds from the 7th annual Night of Stars furthers the mission of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope to enrich the community by improving the quality of life and the health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.

Photography by Andrew Kung

Tracie & Luis Garcia

Beth Kloiber, Amanda Bunning

Chris & Carlee Richardson

Chad & Jenalee Lashbrook

Roger Kirkpatrick, Pam Van Meter

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Martin & Sue Padgett

James & Charmayne Brawn

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Libby & Adam Block, Lindsay Culp


SportSman’S paradiSe GraylinG, michiGan

Squirrel Bend Estate, a spectacular private retreat nestled against the famed Au Sable River in Grayling Michigan, has everything any outdoorsman would ever need just steps away - trout fishing, hunting, snowmobiling - yet all the modern conveniences of a luxury home. Nearby, Forest Dunes Golf Club, just named one of Michigan’s “Best Courses you can Play” by Golfweek (May 2010), provides a brilliant homage to golf at its purest in Northern Michigan’s Huron National Forest.

The 20+ acre Family Estate includes the main lodge offering 3500+ square feet of living space, a Great Room boasting a 30’ see-through fireplace that towers into the cathedral ceiling, six bedrooms, and 3 & 1/2 luxurious baths. The quaint Guest Cottage with its own classic stone fireplace offers four bedrooms, plus one bath. Both residences have been recently updated with new appliances throughout plus granite countertops, and are tastefully decorated with full wall built-ins, hardwood parquet floors, exposed beams, and knotty pine - synonymous with any fine Northern Michigan Lodge - covers all the walls & ceilings. The screened 3-season house allows for great outdoor entertaining! The accommodations are perfect for private family gatherings, extended fishing expeditions, or corporate retreats.

Offered at $1,295,000.00

www.squirrelbend.com

Contact Paul at 859-496-0888 or email paul@archwaysmcd.com for more details and to schedule a showing.


become one with nature

(clothing required) Join us Saturday, September 18th, 2010 for a casual evening at Ashbourne Farms to support the Nature Conservancy of Kentucky whose mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities of our world. Hors d’oeuvres , Dinner and Performances by Hog Operations and special guest Joan Shelley Ashbourne Farms 3800 Old Westport Road LaGrange, KY 40031 ❧ Experience authentic Kentucky Bluegrass music ❧ Jonathan Hoekstra - Senior Scientist, Gulf Coast Restoration and lead author to “The Atlas of Global Conservation” ❧ Dress in “blue jeans chic” attire ❧ Enjoy a fantastic meal of locally and organically grown Kentucky foods by Wiltshire Pantry ❧ Bid on exclusive one-of-a-kind LIVE auction items ❧ All proceeds benefit Conservation in Kentucky ❧ Valet Parking

Advanced reservations required, tickets $165. Please call Amanda Sparrow at (859) 259-9655 Ext. 52 or e-mail asparrow@tnc.org

visit www.nature.org/kentucky


Lounge Act SOMETHING YOU CAN ASPIRE TO.

DIGS is the place to redefine outdoor living with timeless designs, ageless beauty and exceptional quality. Visit both stores to see the extraordinary selection of outdoor furniture, planters, pots, and so much more to help perfect your lounge act. 109 Chenoweth Square 502.893.DIGS (3447) Louisville, Kentucky 731 East Main Street 502.589.DIGS (3447) Louisville, Kentucky


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September/October 2010 issue

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