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Contents July 2013 | Vol. xx, No. 7

parties

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Double Dutch The Frist Gala evokes the elegance and glamour of the Dutch Golden Age

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On the circuit The heart of Nashville’s social season

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Dear old dad American Diabetes Association chooses four worthy Fathers of the Year

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Nstyle

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Lions and tigers and beers, oh my!

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Arts and galleries Ndrive

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Garden of light

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Feelin’ groovy

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Deconstructing the dish: Cheater Chef

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This just in

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Localite

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Backstory

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Match game

departments

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Pencil in

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Nretrospect

Nashville Zoo attracts a lively crowd to Brew at the Zoo

 heekwood unveils Bruce Munro’s C highly anticipated LIGHT exhibit

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center parties ‘60s style

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Fresh new party

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Natural beauty

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Celebrate good times

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Ready for my close-up

Swan Ball combines the best of the old

Swan Ball Patrons are on top of the world at Brian and Patti Smallwood’s home

Swan Ball kicks off 51st year with F-U-N

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Food for thought

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Ring true

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Curtain call

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A little light magic Horticultural Society welcomes patrons to Cheekwood

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Prince charming

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Going Dutch

10 Behind the scenes Bringing Tennessee to Hollywood — Author Don Winston 15 Nsider News, rumors & propaganda

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Brain freeze

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A feast of culinary delights at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Generous Helpings

Easter Seals Tennessee names Marty Dickens Nashvillian of the Year

A hip barn party commemorates another season of the Tennessee Rep

His Royal Highness The Prince Edward visits Montgomery Bell Academy

Guests celebrate Rembrandt at the Frist Patrons Party

Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ and Summer Social pleases the kid in all of us

Deacon’s dolls A truly Nashville night at Oasis Center’s Divas Nashvegas

Rain, rain, go away Thunderstorms can’t dampen spirits at Music Country Grand Prix

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T he fabulous fashions of the 51st Swan Ball

A thing of beauty Summer beauty guide

In our words Photo op

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Briefs

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Open doors

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Taking vows

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Nuptials

Summer makeup must-haves

Upcoming performing and visual arts

A touch of class

Summer cocktail shrubs

White trash

Memory lane

Please present

Party people

Calendar of July events

Look who’s coming to dinner

BABE Beauty Bar, Mason’s and more

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Bentley vows

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71 ON THE COVER Swan Ball co-chairs Julie Walker and Amy Colton in “Field of Light” at the LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood exhibit. Photographed by Eric England. Check out our Swan Ball party and fashion coverage starting on page 71.


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wenty years of Nfocus means 20 years of Swan Ball coverage. While the Swan Ball issue is always fun to assemble, it’s also very challenging. Every woman looks her best—no hair out of place, makeup perfection—and the men, as much as some may complain, look quite dapper in tails. Nine hours worth of gorgeous photos have to be reduced to a few pages. The Monday after Swan Ball almost feels like Christmas morning as we unpack the photos from the Saturday night—and early Sunday morning—adventures. Our crew studies the photos as though reliving the night. The images begin with the dance committee sashing up—all of them suddenly looking older than I remember, as I used to babysit a good portion of them—and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the

guests. The chairmen, excited yet calm, have their official portraits taken around Cheekwood. Right on cue, the first limo pulls up the hill and everyone scatters to their posts. The stream of cars continues, guests move through the mansion and everyone looks eager to see what the night will reveal. After dinner and the lively auction, we know the best is still yet to come: Kool & The Gang hits the stage and no one can sit still. This is the best part to photograph! While the dresses and tuxes make guests stand a little taller, Kool & The Gang makes you have fun. A week of sorting through photos reveals that we can’t possibly print enough. Fortunately, there are plenty more on our website. As the men of Kool & The Gang kept saying, “You all look like swans.” SINCLAIR KELLY, EDITOR

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and offerings from local distillery CorBridgestone Arena. Presented by King Jewelers and Maserati Bentley Rollssair. Also on tap were a selection of Royce of Nashville, the event attractbrews from Yazoo and Hap & Harry’s. ed quite a crowd for a night of sipping and sampling some 200 wines, cocktails and beers. Fifty-eight sampling stations were set up, boasting an extensive selection of red and white wines, along with a wide range of libations like Belle Meade Bourbon, Tootsie’s Apple Pie Moonshine, Fireball Jeff Warzynski, Tammy and Dennis Boehms Cinnamon Whisky

Lest anyone drink too much on an empty stomach, sweet and savory samples were available from Fleming’s, Dunkin Donuts, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and Olive & Sinclair, among others. An impressive silent auction kept partygoers busy between tastings, with a lengthy list of desirable items up for grabs. Whether a sports fan, foodie, world traveler, music junkie or simply a lover of luxury, this auction list had something for everyone! Exotic excursions to wine country, autographed sports memorabilia, country music packages, spa treatments and, of course, exclusive vinos were all up for the taking, encouraging guests to pull out their checkbooks and support a great cause.

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dley’s Bar-B-Que, the popular 12South eatery, expanded their horizons with a new East Nashville storefront, an excellent addition to the diverse culinary scene growing on the other side of the river. After opening their doors to the public in April, their first order of business in their new locale was hosting Melodies for McNeilly, a benefit for McNeilly Center for Children. Guests were invited out for a laidback afternoon of beer, BBQ and bluegrass to support the childcare and educational programs of McNeilly’s four East Nashville facilities. Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters, along with Jessica Frech, provided the lively entertainment as guests sampled snacks from the new restaurant, sipped brews and enjoyed the gorgeous spring day on Edley’s patio.

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drinks with Sherre and suddenly, an event was born. Here’s how it worked: Five tables were set up throughout the park-like yard with several types of cocktails and hors d’œuvres. After sampling each of the drinks—margaritas with chili lime, strawberry mango or watermelon; wild hibiscus champagne accompanied by a bubble machine; nectar, mint julep and chocolate-infused bourbon with bacon-wrapped dates and Carolyn Gray-baked crackers; mint and rosemary lemonade and water infiltrated with strawberries or rhubarb—guests marked their preferences on a Leader Board so that the votes could be tallied, and a signature drink of the evening crowned. Mary Baker, CEO of MH, introduced the Board to the crowd of 80, before foster parents shared their inspiring and moving stories and told how they had strived to make a difference in the lives of young people. A delightful, alfresco Italian dinner of Stromboli, shrimp with noodles and sausage pasta in red sauce by Chef Mark Alonzo was served while Board Chair Nancy Coop visited each table of supporters to express her thanks. The white-clothed round tables, centered with glass vases of white lilies, truly gave the event an intimate garden party feel. It was a wonderful evening with such a creative plan that guests were still enthusiastically discussing the infused beverages as they sauntered down the wooded driveway toward home.

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Springs. These powerful individuals gathered to hear the official plans all while noshing on bites and sipping cocktails. Much work is to be done before the Ball on September 21, but with this crowd in control, there is no doubt it will be a night to remember.

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Belle Grande and Carrie Hininger were thrilled with the perfect weather for the sell-out gathering. Emily Reynolds, regent, and Debby Koch, incoming regent, greeted LHA members and their friends. Before enjoying lunch from Chef ’s Market, many headed to the back of the tent. The flower auction drew loads of attention and not just due to the sweet fragrances. Local florists, including Britton Nielsen and Knestrick by Design, received identical watering buckets in which to create lush spring arrangements. Following lunch, Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam spoke about Tennessee hospitality and the importance of friends and families. Crissy is a history buff and has a special interest in the Jackson family and Rachel Jackson’s story of maintaining the mansion as a welcoming place for guests. In the crowd soaking in history and hospitality were Damon Hininger, Bill Koch, Phil and Dot Ponder, Leslie Hafner, Mary McCullough, Marie Royster, Deby Pitts, Anne Russell, Sarah Knestrick, Dee Altenburn, Hortense Cooper, Alberta Doochin, Carter and Laurie Todd, Carole Bucy and Connie Clark.

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WHAT A BABE! Ladies, it’s time to stop hitting the department store beauty counters when you need your makeup done. Instead, head to BABE Beauty Bar in Hillsboro Village for a truly professional, pampering makeover experience. Founders Kathleen Smith and Nicole Payne, both trained makeup artists, met while working at MAC cosmetics in Memphis over 10 years ago and joined together again to begin their newest venture in Nashville this May. “We realized that in the beauty industry, professional, affordable makeup services were lacking,” says Kathleen. “We wanted to fill that niche with the concept of ‘power pampering’ where women could get professional, highly-personalized makeup application in a glamorous setting at an affordable price.” BABE stands for Beauty Always, Beauty Everywhere, and they hope to help women achieve this goal by offering beautiful makeup for special occasions and even not-so-special occasions (we all know one can never look too good). Services include several full-face signature looks for only $35, lash extensions, brow shaping and airbrushing, among others. Kathleen’s favorite look is the Classic BABE because she loves a red lip, and Nicole likes the Beach BABE because everyone looks good with a sunkissed glow. Each customer gets her own personal vanity, and looks can be customized based on personal preferences and skin sensitivities. The products they use are available for purchase as well, from brands including Embryolisse, Model in a Bottle, BABE makeup brushes and FACE Stockholm. Check the website at babebeautybar.com for more information, or heck, just make an appointment and get yourself made over. You know you want to.

CHARMED Have you been to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza recently? If not, you should put a visit on your calendar. The hotel has just undergone a $17 million renovation, which includes the addition of a not-so-hotel restaurant and bar, Mason’s. Chef Brandon Frohne and the staff at Loews have worked tirelessly to create the perfect mix of Southern charm and modern class, both in the atmosphere and the food. The name of the game is authentic—authentic Nashville, authentic Southern, authentic food and authentic music. The restaurant’s name is a nod to the jar, and you can’t miss the Mason jar chandelier and walls that add to the subtle Southern style. You’ll often hear Nashville bands on Mason’s radio, and they have plans to bring live music to the bar on a regular basis. The staff wears Nashville fashion-inspired uniforms from brands like Imogene + Willie and Otis James. Chef Brandon, who grew up in East Tennessee and comes from a long line of restaurateurs, has been in the food industry since age 17 and started the underground pop-up dinner club Forage South in Nashville before opening Mason’s. He calls Mason’s food modern Southern meets Continental European, and many of the dishes are inspired by family recipes and childhood memories. The dark chocolate crémeux is based off of his grandmother’s recipe, and the crab corndogs are a tribute to his days raiding crab traps with his buddies. Other menu items include “a devil of an egg,” smoked pork tacos, and buttermilk panna cotta. We could tell you more, but our mouths are watering, so you might as well go see for yourself what else they have to offer.

A STORY IN EVERY CUP The Thistle Stop Café, the newest venture from Thistle Farms/Magdalene, opened in late May next to their Charlotte Avenue offices. The café employs graduates of Magdalene, Thistle Farms’ residential program which provides women recovering from prostitution, trafficking and addiction with housing, food, therapy, education and job training. The café is a welcoming place, filled with light and calming décor, from the lush green walls to the floor made from beautiful reclaimed barn wood from Al Gore’s family farm. Teacup chandeliers, lovingly constructed by James Worsham, adorn the room and exemplify the café’s theme of “a story in every cup.” Like Thistle Farms’ popular earth-friendly bath and body products, all of the food served in the café is healthy, local and fair trade. In addition to a full espresso bar with coffee roasted by Humphreys Street Coffee, Thistle Stop offers sandwiches and salads from Arnold Myint’s AM@FM, and baked goods from Vegan Vee and Dozen Bakery. The room is anchored by a stage ideal for intimate live shows or readings, and a selection of Thistle Farms’ products are available for sale in the café. Thistle Stop is located at 5128 Charlotte Avenue and is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is available for rental for afternoon teas, singer-songwriter evenings and other events.

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Maria Pargh, Elle Turner, Lana Pargh, Kristie Ryan

Jimmy and Ashley Turner, Justin Turner, Ellie Turner, Emily Turner, Sarah Turner

Elise Sprintz, Shirley Zeitlin

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Dear old dad American Diabetes Association chooses four worthy Fathers of the Year

Jody Mattison and Jordan Asher, Mattison Asher, Taylor Asher

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hat an honor it is to have the title Father of the Year bestowed on any dad! Nashville’s American Diabetes Association has taken that designation and, while honoring four deserving men annually, has also turned it into quite a fulfilling fundraiser for the organization which strives to prevent and cure diabetes. So, how are the four honorees chosen? Well, it isn’t exactly a sorority rush situation because these are after all...men, but previous winners of the 12-year benefit get together and nominate deserving fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives while making a positive difference in their community. Following a dignified, polite discussion, the designees are determined through a fascinating selection process. The nominees’ children are videotaped with the interviews showcased at the reception and dinner where the honorees are introduced. At the most recent presentation at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel ballroom, guests were chuckling about what the dads have to do to manipulate their children into saying good things about them on camera. “Dad, I’ll sing your praises if you buy me a car, let me stay up all night, have a party, get a dog” and on and on…one can only imagine those conversations! Somehow, you get the idea from this year’s winners—Jordan Asher, Gregg Morton, Jimmy Turner and Ron Corbin—that not much bribing was actually needed as these men not only have outstanding, successful careers but very big hearts and deep pockets when it comes to the community they so often support. The cocktail hour was busy as more than 400 people were in attendance with a silent auction providing much on which to bid, causing the dinner bell to be rung more than once announcing the beginning of the program and the awards presentation. There was quite a bit of last-minute bidding on a hefty Sprintz Furniture gift certificate. Of course, Charles Sprintz, along with Mike Dye, served as this year’s co-chairs proving that men are just as capable of putting together large fundraisers as women. However, they do seem much more timid when it comes to accepting accolades. It was obvious these two had given their all to make this event not only a resounding success, but a fitting tribute to the many deserving fathers for whom the benefit was named. GLORIA HOUGHLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH nfocusnashville.com

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Lions and tigers and beers, oh my! Nashville Zoo attracts a lively crowd to Brew at the Zoo

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raft brews and caged animals were on tap at Brew at the Zoo, the fun and festive spring fundraiser recently hosted by the Nashville Zoo. As the park closed for the day, the party was just getting started as more than 3,000 guests arrived for an evening of beer sampling and animal gazing. Equipped with a mini pint glass from M.L. Rose and Rhizome Productions, guests entered the fray to taste 2-oz. samples from 42 craft breweries serving up 100+ varieties of beer. Everybody’s first stop was Festival Field, which boasted the largest selection of breweries—including all of the representing Tennessee beer makers like Fat Bottom, Jackalope, Bosco’s and, of course, Yazoo. An impressive lineup of food trucks, offering everything from chicken and waffles to miniature donuts, satisfied both sweet and salty cravings. A few fine, feathered friends were on hand to welcome partygoers, including Crash the red-tailed hawk and Archimedes the Eurasian eagle-owl, while brass band Halfbrass lent to the convivial, carnivalesque atmosphere. A private tent offered VIPs food pairings from Whole Foods. Once revelers had sampled their share of local suds, they ventured on to discover beers from across the country, and animals from around the world. Meerkats popped up to greet guests sipping in the Samuel Adams beer garden, while over in the African Savannah, elephants and giraffes lazily meandered past a sea of camera phones and clinking glasses. The neo-tribal tunes of The Love Drums helped the African beasts feel right at home. As darkness fell on the Nashville Zoo, creatures from the wild kingdom retired to bed as the wild creatures from the human kingdom toasted to another fun-filled adventure at the zoo.

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Steve and Kay George, Mary Evelyn and Clark Jones

Frances Spradley, Annie Laurie Berry

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Garden of light Cheekwood unveils Bruce Munro’s highly anticipated LIGHT exhibit

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heekwood’s 55 acres of lush gardens and nature trails are truly magical in their own right, and summertime is the perfect time to host the much anticipated exhibit, LIGHT, by revered British artist Bruce Munro. Much like the 2010 Chihuly exhibit, which drew art-loving visitors to Nashville and encouraged Nashvillians to get excited about art, Bruce’s LIGHT is an ambitious outdoor installation that spans the grounds of Cheekwood. Bruce uses a variety of materials, including 160 miles of glowing fiber optic cable, over 100 LED, halogen and metal halide light projectors, 10,000 one-liter recyclable plastic bottles, and 20,000 lighted glass spheres. For the Preview, patrons were ushered inside just before sunset to avoid the impending rain, where Karl Dean enthused about Nashville’s “It City” status, joking, “I’m not sure what it means, but I tell people to enjoy it while it lasts.” On a more serious note, he stressed the importance of art as a unifier that makes us appreciate the world that we live in, which is why it is essential to continue to draw creative people to our city. Jane MacLeod, introduced as the “megawatt president” of Cheekwood, which she certainly is, explained that Cheekwood reached 100 percent of their fundraising goal before the opening of the exhibit, which drew loud applause from the appreciative crowd. She recalled the time when she first brought Bruce to Cheekwood, explaining how she took him to the Wisteria Arbor, where he looked over the rolling hills of Tennessee and envisioned what is there today. Bruce called LIGHT, which has only been shown on North American soil once before, an “adventure,” thanking the patrons for the opportunity to exhibit the work that he’d wanted to create for 30 years. After a lovely dinner of jumbo lump crab soup, pan seared beef tenderloin with stuffed baby potatoes, and strawberry basil napoleons with white chocolate mousse, guests wandered around Cheekwood, which had just been misted with rain, creating an otherworldly effect on the magnificent lighted installations that covered the landscapes. ABBY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH

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Ellen and Gary Musick, Sarah Huffman

Rick Blahauvietz, Abby Eblen, Cathy Thornburg, Clint Lane

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Feelin’ groovy Nashville Conflict Resolution Center parties ’60s style

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ouldn’t it be nice”…to take a “Magic Carpet Ride”…“Tighten Up”…and attend a party with Sonny and Cher, Jackie and Jack, Jimmy and Chrissy, Joni Mitchell and Hare Krishnas while dancing to Clifford Curry, accompanied by popular band, Fade to Black? Well, that is exactly what 200 or so adventurous souls did, in costume, for the benefit of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, the only nonprofit agency offering mediation services to the courts. This first-time event, aptly named “We Love the ’60s Flower Power Party,” was definitely a people-watching extravaganza. And, if you happened to grow up during that decade, you had no problem identifying most of the characters in attendance. The idea for this fun event was the brainchild of Bette and Mark Christoferson, known for staging many rather large parties in their backyard. It was Mark’s 60th birthday, so they decided to celebrate it in 1960s style while creating a new fundraiser. “We decided to have ‘Peace, Love and Tie-Dye’ as our theme since our organization is all about making peace,” explained Bette. They even had a little hippie shop complete with black lights and psychedelic posters where folks could chill out…some even jokingly said they thought there was a pleasant odor emanating from within the walls. The food was Mexican cuisine and the caterer was none other than Second Harvest Food Bank, which is jumping into this arena to raise much-needed funds while offering delicious food at reasonable prices. What a clever idea! Mama Cass was seen chowing down at the food table although her ham sandwich necklace seemed to be getting in the way. J. Edgar Hoover escorted Marilyn Monroe, who was celebrating her 87th birthday, and Jack Kennedy was heard telling Marilyn to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your President.” Jamie O’Quinn was one of the night’s stars in white go-go boots borrowed from her neighbor. Who though, you might ask, still has white go-go boots in their closet? Well, “It’s All Right”…and everything was.

Bill and Bell Newton

Allen McDonald, Tom and Kathy Patten, Dan Bowers

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Food for thought A feast of culinary delights at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Generous Helpings

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ashville’s burgeoning culinary scene has been making national headlines as of late, and curious foodies had their chance to discover what all the fuss is about at Generous Helpings. The annual fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee brought together more than 30 of Nashville’s best locally owned restaurants for a tastings event that attracted a hungry crowd to the Farmers’ Market. The sweet and savory samples from local hot spots like Marché, Midtown Café, The Yellow Porch and Miel provided a veritable feast of bite-sized gourmet eats for patrons, accompanied by a premium selection of wine and beer. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was stationed right inside the door, giving guests the chance to start or end the night with a scoop (or four) of their popular flavors. They weren’t the only booth serving up sweet treats; Music City’s own Goo Goo Clusters, along with Pied Piper Creamery, Legato Gelato and Nothing Bundt Cakes, was also supplying eager attendees with decadent desserts. Bistro tables provided the perfect opportunity for Second Harvest supporters to get to know one another as guests huddled together to snack and sample. Geny’s Florists donated the adorable centerpieces—Mason jars tied with raffia and loaded with wildflowers—in memory of Sally Geny. The silent auction provided a welcome distraction from the overindulging, offering a host of luxury items ranging from golf outings to hotel packages. In line with Second Harvest’s BackPack Program, which provides needy kids with book bags loaded with nutritious and easy-to-make food, the silent auction also boasted a collection of backpacks autographed by celebrities such as Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and Cheryl Hines. While partygoers filled up on generous helpings of signature appetizers, entrées and desserts from all of their favorite area restaurants, the real generosity is displayed week in and week out by Second Harvest’s efforts to solve hunger issues throughout Middle Tennessee.

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hen it comes to personal and professional accolades, Marty Dickens has racked up quite an impressive list. In addition to his tenure as president of AT&T Tennessee, founding board member and lead director of Avenue Bank and founding chairman of the Music City Center Coalition, Marty has been honored as Father of the Year by the Diabetes Association, Business Man of the Year by the Operation Andrew Group and has been inducted into the Seton Society. This year, Easter Seals Tennessee added yet another notable distinction to his lengthy list of honors by naming him Nashvillian of the Year. The downtown Hilton was overflowing with well-dressed well-wishers for the affair, a veritable who’s who of Nashville’s business and community leaders that exemplified the wide impact that Marty’s life and career has had on this city. The lighthearted yet poignant video tribute that aired following the award presentation reaffirmed this point, featuring humorous and thoughtful toasts from the likes of Karl Dean, Joe Galante, John Seigenthaler, Kix Brooks and Cordia Harrington. The Hilton’s ballroom looked chic and sophisticated outfitted in Easter Seals’ signature colors of red and white. Cherry red sashes added a pop of color to the white chair covers and tablecloths, while centerpieces of red roses and white Gerber daisies from Dick’s Florist continued the color theme. The programs were graced with a beautiful sketch of the Nashville skyline by Phil Ponder, which was also etched into glass for Marty. Channel 2’s Neil Orne served as emcee for the evening, presenting the glass sculpture and Nashvillian of the Year medal to Marty. Surrounded by his fun-loving family and kind-hearted friends, Marty humbly accepted the award, taking his moment in the spotlight to shine light on the night’s other honorees—youth representative Barrett Patton and adult representative Greg Terry—reminding the audience in the process exactly why he was so deserving of such a prestigious honor. NANCY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH

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Jennifer Richmond, Peter Vann, Mia Ernst

Marissa Benchea, Lesley McMahan

Rick Horne, Jenny Littleton, Michael Minch

Shannon Hoppe, David Wilkerson, Shelean Newman, Janie Wilkerson

Sandy Spitz, Daniel Tidwell

Curtain call A hip barn party commemorates another season of The Tennessee Rep

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he River REPrise, formerly known as Rep on the River, has a new name, a new location and a fresh, new face. This Tennessee Repertory Theatre benefit has always been held at Gnofus, the gorgeous home of Sylvia and Al Ganier, overlooking the Cumberland River. This year though, the party was divided into two phases with the Patrons Party at Gnofus, where chefs Richard Jones of Green Door Gourmet and Seema Phillips of Miel offered the 55 donors beef tenderloin en crostini, fava bean purée, fire-roasted pig barbeque with GDG sauce and duck confit. Among the signature drinks were a farm-fresh Bloody Mary, Al’s own mint julep and the Farmer’s Daughter, a scrumptious chocolate martini. An hour later, the second phase of the party got rolling at the Ganiers’ new organic farm and barn, The Grange, which served as the ideal location for The Cast Party. Al aptly described the elegant space as “more of a Napa Valley Barn,” while instructing the guests to “check out the restrooms; our brides love them!” And, no wonder—they were spacious, private and very California cool. More than 150 guests mingled with cast members and celebrated the season’s end. The seated Sunday Supper buffet featured barbeque, Cajun-style coleslaw, squash casserole, green beans and watermelon feta salad followed by yummy Minnie Pearl’s chess and pecan pies from the Corner Market. On stage, the Kit Kat Club Orchestra accompanied cast members performing hits of the past season. This first-rate extravaganza also included a silent auction with theatrical pieces from actual stage productions, an Ingram Barge river cruise and tickets to the upcoming Spoleto Festival in Charleston up for bid. Anne Elizabeth McIntosh, who served as the creatively named Director of the Cast Party, explained the mission of this first-time event: launch the new venue, involve more people and introduce the Rep to younger audiences. Anne Elizabeth and Cast Party Producers Brande Thomas, Vicki Horne (who made a great emcee) and David Jackson, all received a standing ovation for their efforts.

Martha Ingram, Vicki Horne, Martha Trammell

Al Ganier, René Copeland

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Tori Wimberly, Charmaine Cook, Mary Ann Stuart, Hilary Gallagher

A little light magic Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee welcomes patrons to Cheekwood

Co-chairs Courtney Fitzgerald and Amanda Beck

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ireflies weren’t the only thing lighting the lovely landscape of Cheekwood during the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee’s Frolic with the Fireflies event. In addition to the Bruce Munro installation LIGHT, currently blanketing the grounds of our most treasured botanical gardens in the most beautiful way, guests of the Horticultural Society’s inaugural event donned a variety of illuminating glasses, rings and necklaces. These party favors nicely complemented the guests’ festive attire. Many ladies got into the horticultural spirit with their gorgeous, flower-printed dresses, competing with the very gardens of Cheekwood. Guests mingled about on the outside patio, remarking on what a perfect evening it was as they enjoyed their drinks. And the drinks! Nobody could be blamed for getting “lit” on the creative “Firefly Cocktail,” powered by vodka, grapefruit juice and grenadine, and accented with a blinking ice cube. Light bites by Kristen Winston—including refreshing lemon shrimp salad rolls and kale Parmesan puffs—kept the crowd from getting too lit. While the Society has traditionally hosted a sit-down dinner, this year’s event had a relaxed yet lively feel, giving everyone the opportunity to mingle. Co-chairs Courtney Fitzgerald and Amanda Beck pulled the incredible event together in just a few weeks. “We were absolutely blown away by the positive responses and ended up with 300 attendees!” Amanda enthused. “We are so grateful for the support we received and hope that Frolic continues for years to come.” As soon as night fell, attendees wandered the grounds, marveling at the beauty and ambition of the LIGHT exhibit. “I heard many people comment on how amazing the variety of colors were, the amount of lights that were placed, the materials used and detail that went into Bruce Munro’s work,” Amanda said. “It is a must see!” A must-see, indeed!

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t was a big deal: A black-tie evening that brought together an eclectic mix of educators, Anglophiles, students and philanthropists to meet actual British royalty in the home of what can best be described as Nashville royals. It seems the extraordinary community efforts of the young princes at Montgomery Bell Academy had come to the attention of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, who bestowed upon them bronze medals commemorating their good works in honor of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (aka the Prince Consort). MBA students participate in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award program, along with other DofE Nashville partners, Boys and Girls Club, LEAD Academy and the Boy Scouts. In case the visiting Brits missed the authenticity of our local blue bloods and country music royalty, actual princesses with actual crowns were also in attendance, only we call them Miss Tennessee, Miss Alabama and Miss America, each wearing a cunning little coronet and a beatific smile. The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization is also a DofE partner. The idea of the award is to equip young people aged 14 to 25 with confidence and skills for a better future, to create responsible citizens and to encourage selfless service to others. If conversation with the students is any indication, it’s working beautifully. After an intimate moment with selected guests—Headmaster Brad and Minna Gioia, First Lady Crissy Haslam, event chair Ellen Martin and Gerry Nadeau—in the handsome, cypress-paneled Zimmerman Room at the school, Prince Edward was escorted to dinner in the gleaming new dining hall, which looks for all the world as if members of Slytherin and Griffindor might dash in at any moment, knocking over the carefully placed yellow peonies, roses and small glowing lamps. The dinner is worth noting—thyme-rubbed roast beef with a Royale Dacquoise (a dark chocolate mousse with crunchy hazelnut cream). Divinely inspired, just like the Duke of Edinburgh program.

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Tommy Frist, Joanne Cato, Jean and Denny Bottorff

John and Louise Bryan, Martha Ingram, Gil Merritt

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Going Dutch Guests celebrate Rembrandt at the Frist Patrons Party

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ince 2001, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has elevated the local visual arts scene, bringing world-class exhibitions to Nashville and expanding educational opportunities that benefit the community. The annual Frist Gala is an essential fundraiser to make these exhibitions and educational programs possible, and the Patrons Party celebrates the continued generosity of the individuals who donate their time, resources and money to this worthy cause. As guests arrived at Denice and Milton Johnson’s stunning home, musicians played on the front porch to welcome the well-dressed set on this beautiful spring evening. Designers Terry White and Jayne Bubis nodded to the theme of the Dutch masters’ depiction of 17th century, exemplified through the Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age: Highlights from the Detroit Institute of the Arts exhibit. No detail was spared in the décor, much like the Dutch masters’ paintings, from Terry White’s exquisite artwork displayed in the tent outside to the tiny reproduction of paintings featured in the Rembrandt exhibit, multitasking as place cards for dinner. Patrons were delighted to find their place cards served as a replica of the pieces they sponsored from the exhibition, a wonderful memento to cherish from the evening. The dining room table held a bounty of party favors: a Masters of Dutch Painting book that will surely beautify coffee tables around town. A silent auction offered equally exquisite items such as a Jimmy Choo clutch, a diamond ladies’ watch by E. J. Sain Jewelers and a Vera Bradley suitcase. After cocktail hour on the Johnsons’ back patio, guests were seated for a delicious alfresco dinner of white gazpacho, herb crusted halibut, and a chocolate mousse duo, catered by Kristen Winston. As the sun set, one could imagine how the Dutch masters—who expertly captured their depictions of Flemish landscapes over three centuries ago—viewed the same skyline, preserving it forever in these stunning paintings. ABBY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH

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Emily Peeler, Allison Peeler

Scott and Karen Hande with Colin and Aidan, Katherine Smith with Ellie

Dana Gentry, Karen Grove, Laura Hollins

Nancy and Joey Dickson with Isabelle

Catherine Martin with Kaiser and Mary Catherine

Fred and Susan Williams

Brain freeze Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ and Summer Social pleases the kid in all of us

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he only thing better than a scoop of ice cream on a warm summer day is one hundred scoops of ice cream—a delicious reality for the more than 2,500 guests of this year’s Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ and Summer Social. The fundraiser for the Martha O’Bryan Center, sponsored by Purity, brought together the best of the ice cream crankin’ best for a competition of chilled delights. The lawn at First Presbyterian Church was littered with happy adults and even happier kids, each equipped with a spoon and a cup, the necessary means for sampling and judging the 100+ varieties of ice cream. Crankers prepared their sweet treats in one of three categories—chocolate-based, vanilla-based or other—and were organized into tasting stations across the lawn. Many of the participants were simply there to serve, dishing out their best flavor of homemade ice cream prepared with their family or church group, but several of these scoopers were vying for the title of Best of Show and the chance to have their flavor mass-produced by Purity Dairies for the next year. A whole host of judges, including local chefs and our very own Eric England, made the rounds and cast their ballots for the tastiest treat. Amateur ice cream chefs got creative with their ingredients—nuts, candy, fruit, spices, even some bacon—and even more clever with their flavor names: “Orange You Glad It’s Chocolate” and “Orthodontist’s Nightmare” were a couple that caught our eye. When all was said and done, prizes were awarded in each category but one flavor was the proverbial (ice) cream of the crop: Mary Allen’s “Graham Ole Opry,” a dreamy blend of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, peanuts and, of course, graham crackers. If her name sounds familiar, it’s because the 22-year-old is the reigning champ, having taken home top honors last year with her “Internuttional Relations” (a delicious mix of peanut butter and Nutella). Mary’s sister and mom snagged the top prize in years past, as well, proving this family has ice cream in their blood, while everyone else at the event simply had it running down their chins.

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Ellen Tighe, Bunny Porter-Shirley, John Tighe, Judy Freudenthal, Ted Helm

Sari and Daniel Barton, Molly Reynolds

Clarissa Childs, Lisa Bernard, Kristie King, Collie Daily (aka “Deacon’s Dolls”)

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Deacon’s dolls A truly Nashville night at Oasis Center’s Divas Nashvegas

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Shanda Hampton, Laura Proctor, Tom Ward

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t the Oasis Center’s annual Divas Nashvegas fundraiser, excitement was high and sparkles were plentiful as attendees gathered to honor our city’s benevolent leaders and enjoy a little night of music, Nashville style. The infamous Nashville humidity couldn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd gathered at Evers Farm, festively dressed in their glamorous cowboy best. Designers Anita Hogin and Hugh Howser truly outdid themselves, turning the tent into a sparkling wonderland filled with sequined tablecloths and a veritable solar system of disco balls of every size, which created a magical haze of light around the tent as they turned. Equally magical was the delicious dinner, featuring Loveless Cafe’s famous fried chicken—or a grilled option for those divas watching their waistlines—biscuits and homemade preserves, pear salad with poppy seed dressing, slow-cooked green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and the most incredible dessert of homemade banana pudding, served family style. But the crowd wasn’t just there for the pudding; they came to support the Oasis Center, and to honor two of Nashville’s finest, Martha O’Bryan Center president and CEO Marsha Edwards and STARS Nashville executive director Rodger Dinwiddie. They were also treated to a rousing “Mission Moment” from John Tighe, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd. The show was hosted by the lovely Beville Dunkerley, and Mac Hardcastle led a spirited live auction after dinner, offering only-in-Nashville experiences like writing with a hit songwriter or a private dinner by lauded chef Jeremy Barlow. And it’s safe to say that the majority of the ladies in the audience—especially the ones who called themselves “Deacon’s Dolls”—were there to see Nashville’s Charles Esten perform. Ladies, we understand: He’s easy on the eyes and the ears. The crowd also enjoyed performances from Belmont grad duo Striking Matches, the gorgeous and incredibly talented Erin McCarley, and Charles’s Nashville co-star Clare Bowen, who is as sweet and enchanting in person as she is on the show.

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Samantha Ruttura, Argie Hartly, Phran Galante, Holly McDonald

Sara Jo and Don Gill

Adam Fraser, Christian and Wren Fraser, Steve Ochab, Nikki Ellis

Austin Pennington, Nicole Macgirr

Rain, rain, go away Thunderstorms can’t dampen spirits at Music Country Grand Prix

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his year’s Music Country Grand Prix, the single largest fundraiser benefiting Saddle Up!, an organization providing equine-assisted programs to children and youth with disabilities, went off without a hitch, despite a severe thunderstorm which drenched Middle Tennessee just a few moments before the gates opened. Not to be deterred, co-chairs in perpetuity Sarah Ingram (became the first chair in 2005) and Jennifer Pennington (co-chair in 2008) rounded up their posse of volunteers and within seconds had everything right back in place. Thanks to Master Course Builder Brian Tobbing, this premier show jumping competition was only delayed by 30 minutes, which was all the time it took for the three inches of rain to properly drain away. This was the 25th anniversary of MCGP, founded by Christian Currey and originally held at his parents’ bucolic River Circle Farm, where riders from across the nation compete. In 2001, the event moved to a new location, Brownland Farm, where Sissie Anderton, looking fabulous in a pale turquoise tunic, has gently nurtured the Curreys’ vision, making this the premier show jumping event in the region. As worlds collide, this was also the 50th anniversary of Brownland Farm and the th 75 anniversary of Tractor Supply Company, title sponsor of the event since 2006. And to tie things up neatly, TSC’s Ken Wilmes is President of the Saddle Up! Board. These three synergistic high points are largely responsible for the huge success of MCGP and were this year’s honorees. Don’t mess with perfection is clearly the mantra of this thriving benefit as once again Wild Iris and Nero’s prepared an outstanding buffet (with the kale salad creating quite a buzz) and Karen Duffy made her annual donation of an extraordinary painting of the prior year’s winner. There was the de rigueur Vendor’s Row for those who love to shop no matter where they are, and a dazzling silent auction, which continues to outdo itself every year. This year, Darth Vader was on hand to promote the Star Wars trip to Obi Wan Kenobi Ranch in Petaluma, California and, at the other end of the travel spectrum, there was a safari vignette on display to encourage bidding on a customizable trip to Africa.

Ken Wilmes, Co-chair Jennifer Pennington, Sissie Anderton, Co-chair Sarah Ingram, Chris Burrus

Peter Anderton, Sharon Bell, Archie Fort

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It was such an incredible event that one could only tell there was a weather issue by the mixed attire of wellies, sundresses and barn jackets! In fact, Jennifer summed the day up nicely: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Setting things up was really difficult/impossible before the big rain, because the wind was gusty and shifty. At one point, we nearly lost the tent, but the guys did a tremendous job securing it. The 25th anniversary of the event went off like none of those bad things had happened...it stopped raining, stopped blowing, and cooled down. What a day!â&#x20AC;? GLORIA HOUGHLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH

Mellicent Forcum, Tommy Espy, Christian Curry, Larry Jessen and Joni Werthan, David Ingram

Allison Gilbert, Colton McInturff, Claire McInturff, Lisa and Monty McInturff

Patricia Branan-Wendell, Jennifer Parker, Renita Rowland, Jamey Parker

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Terri Hightower, Ted Kromer, Karen Duffy

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Varina Buntin, Lee Noel Steve Ezell, Amy and Frank Garrison, Lake and John Eakin, Kate Ezell

Carlana Harwell, George Barrett, Shirley Zeitlin, Aubrey Harwell, Annette Eskind

Mary Cook, Sally Levine

Double Dutch Joe and co-chair Ashley Levi, Co-chair Dallas and Fleming Wilt

The Frist Gala evokes the elegance and glamour of the Dutch Golden Age

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n the closing weekend of the Dutch Golden Age exhibition and the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Frist Gala, the halls of the Frist were filled with even more beauty than one could imagine in a singular structure, from the stunning gowns on female guests to elaborate décor celebrating the world that the Dutch Masters captured so beautifully over three centuries ago. Event co-chairs Ashley Levi and Dallas Wilt led a team that created a magical, elegant setting for the event, calling to mind a 17th-century Dutch manor home. The front lobby housed a stunning paper dress created by local artist Tom Delcambre, and the Conte hallway was lined with giant tulips, ingeniously created out of crêpe paper by sisters Elizabeth James and Jeanette Whitson. Many enjoyed the cocktail hour by touring the departing Dutch Golden Age exhibit, visiting from the Detroit Institute of Arts, or by playing in Camille Utterback’s Tracing Time/Marking Movement exhibit, an interactive experience that had some of the younger—or perhaps just young at heart—attendees giggling and darting back and forth across the room. Meanwhile, the front lobby was packed wall to wall with guests, many taking caution not to step on ladies’ gowns. And speaking of ladies’ gowns, Kate Grayken was wearing one of the most glorious dresses we’ve ever seen, an exquisitely constructed garment that looked as if it were spun from a secret garden. We admired Perian Strang’s sunny yellow gown; she confided that she first wore the dress 20 years ago—and it still fit! Outside, the tent was elaborately decorated with red floral arrangements, bountiful fruit centerpieces and, to everyone’s delight, live paintings near the stage. Kristen Winston Catering provided a delectable dinner of cold poached Maine lobster tail, Boeuf de Bourgogne, and a Dutch apple terrine, another nod to the exhibit. Following a surprise performance by the incredibly talented—and incredibly good-looking—duo JOHNNYSWIM, guests filed back out to the lobby for a Motown Lounge. Those who danced the night away didn’t leave hungry, as a sweet little box of Christie Cookies served as a delightful parting gift. ABBY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC ENGLAND

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Martha Ingram, Elizabeth Dennis, Gil Merritt, Carole Sergent Phyllis Alper, Larry and Sandra Lipman

Judy and Herb Kneeland, Mary and Lee Barfield, Bonnie Bell and Johnny Frist

Trish Frist, Karyn Frist, Julie Frist

Kate Grayken, Anne Parsons, Elizabeth and David Dingess

Beth and Dave Alexander, Laurie Eskind

Tommy Frist, Dorothy and Clay Sifford, Vic and Tawnie Campbell

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano

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Fresh new party Swan Ball combines the best of the old

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wan Ball week began with a fresh new event. Swan Ball co-chairs Amy Colton and Julie Walker kicked off the flurry of parties with The New Party. New Party chair Kristin Fridrich King orchestrated the inaugural festivities with grace and ease. The party honored the Underwriters, Gentlemen’s Committee and 2013 Swan Ball committee, i.e. the many people who made the Swan Ball happen. Botanic Hall was elegantly dressed in shades of coral and white for the evening. The crowd was buzzing the entire night and there was plenty to buzz about! People met Toronto jeweler John de Jong, and his staff offered pieces for trying on. Others enjoyed the Swan Berry, this year’s signature drink, bubbly with berries and mint. And, of course, the Auction preview drew loads of attention. Up for bid were 30 silent auction trips and treasures offering something for every interest. Guests hovered around the lavish buffet from MM Event Services. Stuffed eggs and hot candy bacon were the most popular, disappearing as fast as trays were replenished. Everyone indulged sugar cravings with “sweet endings.” Dessert items included a most apropos offering—Maxwell House Coffee panna cotta. Between the activity at the jewelry and buffet and silent auction, bars on the Botanic Hall terraces were oddly quiet at first. “You have to lead a horse to water…” Charlie Niewold remarked on his way to snag a drink. Of course, many were inside enjoying Swan Berry cocktails. The highlight of the party was the live auction. If Auction co-chairs Lisa Manning and Laura Niewold appeared anxious, any worries they had were allayed as soon as Mac Hardcastle took the stage. Once he grabbed the mic, a flurry of bidding for the 12 incredible lots began. The Dance Committee stayed busy keeping up with the action. The debut of the New Party was a fabulous success. In addition to auction items won and jewelry worn home, everyone had a splendid time. The night did not last too late though. There were more parties to come, leading up to Saturday’s Swan Ball.

Julie Walker, Chair Kristin Fridrich King, Amy Colton

John de Jong, Sissy Wilson

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PATRONS PARTY

Jane and Don MacLeod, Barbara and Jack Bovender

Colleen and Ted Welch

Co-chairs Amy Colton and Julie Walker

Natural beauty Swan Ball Patrons are on top of the world at Brian and Patti Smallwood’s hilltop home Jane Dudley, John de Jong, Ellen Martin

G

iven the “nature” theme of this year’s Swan Ball, the locale for the chic Patrons Party couldn’t have been any more perfect. The winding path surrounded by trees leading to Patti and Brian Smallwood’s hilltop aerie felt like a greenery-lined tunnel destined for an enchanted fairytale wonderland, rather than simply the driveway to the stunning piece of architecture the Smallwoods call home. Rivaling the beautiful home were gorgeous co-chairs Julie Walker and Amy Colton, beaming from ear to ear as they greeted guests in the foyer. If they were feeling the least bit stressed about the upcoming Swan Ball, no one would’ve guessed as they chatted, laughed and hugged pals. The only thing they seemed to disagree about was who loved whom more. “She’s the best ever,” Amy gushed about Julie, only for Julie to quickly rebut, “No, she’s the best ever.” Ever the gracious hosts, Brian and Patti encouraged guests to wander throughout the home, something everyone seemed eager to do. The house, after all, is Brian’s own labor of love as he was the architect behind the breathtaking design. Ted Welch walked us along the back of the house to point out the indoor lap pool— complete with fountains shooting across it—and, more notably, the giant bronze dog statue positioned outside the window peering in, an amusing and adorable piece of artwork that many guests were overheard admiring. The backyard—boasting magnificent views of the city—was transformed by Mark O’Bryan of The Tulip Tree into a vision of white. Everything from the Chiavari chairs to the lavish arrangements of peonies and iceberg garden roses complemented the creamy, neutral décor, with the only pop of color coming from the leaf-lined glass vases—yet another nod to the nature theme. As the sounds of a pianist playing on the rooftop patio wafted down over the crowd, Kristen Winston’s staff attempted to get the chatty group to take their seats, a task that took nearly a half hour. Despite the amazing dinner awaiting them, the stylish revelers were having far too much fun exploring the manse and catching up with old friends. Fortunately, this is one party that lasts all week.

Toby Wilt, Sandy and Jay Sangervasi

Shannon and John Barton

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PATRONS PARTY

Scott and Meg Turner

Annie Laurie Berry, Ridley Wills, Dudley White

Kathryn Brown, Collie Daily

Annette Eskind, Jeff Eskind

Meg DeLozier, Karyn Frist

Joel and Bernice Gordon, Judith and Richard Bracken

Laurel Buntin, Leslie Hooper

Sam Felker, Theresa Godchaux, Steve Blackmon

Betty Stadler, Bill Coble

Holly Anderson, Hugh Hunter Byrd, Anne Parsons

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Ralph and Suann Davis

William Brady, Vanessa Newman

Breck and co-chair Julie Walker, Co-chair Amy and Overton Colton

Elizabeth Williams, Andy Dunn

Celebrate good times Swan Ball kicks off its 51st year with F-U-N

W Dance Committee Co-chairs Sara Morris and Graham Meadors Emily Hastings, Mark Humphreys

ay back in August of 2012, Swan Ball co-chairs Amy Colton and Julie Walker proclaimed at the Auction Committee Kick-off that the theme of this year’s event was going to be F-U-N. It seems to be a proclamation heard loud and clear by partygoers at Nashville’s most glamorous white-tie gala, if the sizable crowd still kicking up their heels in the wee hours of the morning was any indication. Hours before the late night dance party commenced, guests arrived to the Cheekwood Mansion looking as gorgeous and glam as ever. Bright hues seemed to be the trend, with women donning their designer gowns in springtime shades of poppy, tangerine and emerald. The vibrant sartorial choices were the perfect complement to the chintz décor, designed by H3’s own Hugh Howser and Anita Hogin, which filled the Mansion and adjoining tent. Chintz fabric draped overhead and down the walls enveloped guests with nature, carrying the beauty of Cheekwood’s botanical gardens indoors. A canopy comprised of 2,200 Lucite hummingbirds floated above the bar, and additional colorful versions of the birds could be spotted throughout the grand room on everything from place cards to the painted water glasses. Outside, as darkness fell on Cheekwood, Bruce Munro’s LIGHT exhibit made this special and magical night even more memorable. As always, d.Kates prepared a delectable dinner for guests that started with a pickled shrimp salad. As revelers feasted on an espresso-rubbed black angus filet topped with sauce verde and wild mushrooms, accompanied by grilled baby bok choy, balsamic cippolini onions and roasted fingerling potatoes, the Swan Award was presented to Mario Buatta, the American designer appropriately known as the “Prince of Chintz.” The most divine chocolate turtle tart drizzled with salted caramel and accompanied by Chantilly créme rounded out the meal. While Mac Hardcastle kicked off the live auction up at the Mansion, down at Botanic Hall the Late Party was just getting started. The fashion-forward crowd of 30-somethings, led by co-chairs Karly Hart and Whitney Musser, enjoyed a fabulous dinner of their own from Party Time Services while listening to the tunes of continued on page 72

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Familiar Faces. Branches transformed the familiar room into an enchanted garden, using blue and white antique porcelain and breathtaking floral arrangements of hydrangeas, garden roses and peonies. The end result was a fashionable blend of style and sophistication, the perfect reflection of this gathering of up-and-comers. Back at the Mansion, the F-U-N was kicked into high gear when the incomparable Kool & The Gang took the stage for an hour of nonstop entertainment. Not a single person could remain in their chair as the band performed hit after hit from their impressive roster of chart-topping numbers. Bill Whetsell spun Betsy Wilt across the dance floor, while nearby Clare Armistead was spotted cutting a rug with Bob McDill. Eleanor Whitworth, with a strand of “poison ivy” hanging from her chignon, was front and center against the stage, squealing with delight when the band grabbed her hand and let her sing into the microphone. By the time the younger crowd joined the party, the dance floor was packed, hands were waving in the air and blinking necklaces were spotted in abundance—this crowd of sophisticated socialites could’ve just as easily been a gaggle of giddy teenagers at their first concert. The Atlanta All-Stars took over the celebratory festivities, keeping the lively crowd satiated with a set of cover tunes that ranged from “Footloose” to Beyoncé. According to Lee Maxcy—the man responsible for booking the talent for Swan Ball—the band learned more than 20 new songs specifically for the affair. It certainly paid off as the dapper crowd remained on their feet until the final note of the final song was played. Judging from the tired but content looks on the faces of guests as they waited for their cars and noshed on Krystal burgers—the requisite snack for any party that goes this far past midnight—it seems that this night was not only fun, as Amy and Julie had planned, but an evening that won’t soon be forgotten.

Jane and Don MacLeod

Kevin and May Lavender

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Sarah Hunter Green and Bob Traeger

Laurie and Charlie Howorth

Eleanor and Harold Bradley

Tim Pagliara, Rachael McCampbell

Joy and J.R. Roper

John and Nancy Cheadle

Jon and Claire Corby

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LATE PARTY

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Molly Vice, Chad Blackburn

Clay and Late Party co-chair Karly Hart, Late Party co-chair Whitney and Matt Musser

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Fashion

Ready for my close-up The fabulous fashions of the 51st Swan Ball

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he Swan Ball is renowned for being one of the most fashionable affairs in the South—Mr. André Leon Talley, former Vogue editor-at-large, mentioned the Ball when he visited Nashville last December—and the 2013 event was filled with bright colors, exciting prints and enough sparkle to compete with Cheekwood’s current LIGHT exhibit. Let’s start with the brights. If there was an official color of Swan Ball, it was pink. But not girly, shy, ballet pink: We mean pink. Co-chair Amy Colton wore a stunning custom-designed azalea pink silk satin gown by Callie Tein of Modern Trousseau, and Dance Committee chair Graham Meadors donned a similar shade with her silk crepe racerback gown, which she selected because she loved the color. We also spied pink on Mary Lindley Carswell, Allison DeMarcus, Alice Campbell, Cordia Harrington and Janice Elliott, whose Monique Lhuillier gown had a daring leather and lace detail. Eye-grabbing prints have been mainstays on spring and resort runways, and Nashville ladies have enthusiastically embraced this trend. Jennifer Puryear’s stunning strapless Badgley Mischka gown—a surprise find in the eleventh hour—was an ethereal dream of a dress, with layers of sheer gold, ivory and rose swirling around her like a modern day Demeter. Jamie Eskind’s dress took center stage with a colorful print skirt and sequined bodice. And what fun is a ball without a little sparkle? Cheekwood deputy director of external affairs Kristin Paine had a very Gatsby-esque silver beaded gown from Nordstrom, paired with a clutch from Nantucket. Martha Nemer’s gunmetal sequined Badgley Mischka—perhaps the evening’s most popular designer— demanded attention in the most ladylike of ways. We were impressed by the sheer sartorial resourcefulness we found at the Ball; many ladies proved that something old can be new again. Anne Darken—who had to glue her heels back on her shoes right before the Ball—found a last-minute vintage stunner in the most beautiful shade of cornflower blue (Lou Ann Brown’s Badgley Mischka gown from Marissa Collections in Naples had a similar hue). Laurie Eskind first wore her lace Shawn Ray Fons gown at the 2005 Ballet Ball, and said that she decided to wear it again this year because “everything was green” and continued on page 92

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also because “it still fit.” Tooty Bradford, who was wearing an elegant ivory gown, also very goddess-like, carried a shell minaudière that she joked was older than me. Like a fine wine, most accessories get better with age. But one thing that all of the ladies had in common is that they came in their dancing shoes, as Kool & The Gang packed the dance floor. And for those who didn’t wear their dancing shoes? Well, their footwear was promptly removed, of course, because nothing gets in the way of a good “Celebration.” Abby White photographs by Michael W. Bunch, Eric England and Sinclair Kelly

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A Thing of Beauty SUMMER BEAUTY GUIDE FROM SEVEN LOCAL GURUS

Recently, we’ve been in a rut. We open our vanities and find the same boring eye shadow and old moisturizers that we’ve been using for too long. It’s time to give our glamour goodies an overhaul. Like it or not, the dog days of summer are here for a while. Give your skin, hair, nails and cosmetics a warm weather makeover. Seven local beauty professionals advised us on some of the best—and simplest—suggestions for beating the heat and looking fabulous at the same time. BY NANCY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH


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NUDE OR NAUTICAL “For bright summer nails, get inspiration from the colors of the sea,” says Mary Katherine Yeiser of Private Edition. “Blues and greens are the way to go for 2013. The range of colors is gorgeous, from candy-colored pastels to bold, deep shades that are wearable on both fingers and toes!” If color isn’t your thing, fear not. “One of my personal favorite trends this season is nail colors that are pale, including nude, cream and white or ‘milk’ colored polishes,” she adds. “This minimalist trend is very clean and the colors naturally go with everything.”

ABOVE (From Left to Right): butter LONDON Poole, $15 >> OPI Jade is the New Black, $9 >> essie Naughty Nautical, $8 >> essie Absolutely Shore, $8 >> OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw, $9 >> OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, $9 >> essie Rock the Boat, $8 >> Deborah Lippmann On the Beach, $17 >> butter LONDON Yummy Mummy, $15 >> butter LONDON Cuppa, $15 >> OPI Samoan Sand, $9 BELOW (From Left to Right): Therapy Systems Serious Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 27 Oil Free, $45 >> Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner, $9 >> Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner, $5 >> Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, $9.90 >> Seche Base Ridge Filling Base Coat, $7.50 All products available at Private Edition

NAIL CARE MADE EASY “No matter which trend is your favorite, proper polish application is key,” Mary Katherine instructs. “It keeps your nails looking their best and contributes to a manicure and pedicure that will last longer. Make sure that you always use a base coat and top coat. My favorite is from Seche Vite. It lengthens the life of the polish and as a bonus, the top coat doubles as a ‘quick dry.’” Showcase that beautiful nail polish with smooth cuticles, hands and feet. Mary Katherine recommends Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner and Therapy Systems Protective Hand Treatment/AM with Aspen Tree Extract (available at Private Edition). “This is an amazing cream...and will keep your skin soft and hydrated without being too greasy or sticky during the hot summer months.”

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Summer Skin

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It’s no secret that the sun has harmful rays that can damage your skin. Protect yourself from head to toe this summer with skin care products designed to shield you from the damaging effects of the sun. SkinCeuticals Phloretin Gel and AOX Eye Gel are must-haves, according to Tami Sprintz Hall at Escape Day Spa. They protect “against free radicals while accelerating cell turnover for a more youthful, radiant appearance.” Michael Gold at Gold Skin Care recommends Obagi Nu-Derm SPF 50 for all-over sun protection. “This award winning sunscreen is a hit with men, women and children,” he says. “It has an ultralight and matte texture that will not clog pores or irritate the skin.” To protect your pout, try Elta SPF 31 UV Lipbalm or The Mint Lip Balm. Michael says, “Lip gloss can act as a magnet for UV rays” so keep your lips guarded from sun damage while adding moisture.

Turn back the time on sun-damaged skin with products created with healing properties designed to restore and refresh your epidermis. The Opal Sonic Infusion by Clarisonic is a “revolutionary system that infuses a specially formulated anti-aging sea serum into the outer layers of your eye area,” according to Tami. The reduction of fine lines and wrinkles leave users with a younger looking eye area. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel uses botanical extracts to soothe and restore stressed and irritated skin, eliminating the appearance of brown spots and presenting a fresh, clear complexion. The Tria Blue Light is a gentle and effective at-home treatment for acne, resulting in clearer skin for those sunny days.

To freshen up summer skin after a long, dry winter, try Naturopathica Oat Facial Polish. “This organic gentle and soothing exfoliating wash gently sweeps away dry, flaky winter skin and removes impurities to reveal a radiant glow,” Tami says. For full-body exfoliation, Olavie Chardonnay Body Scrub and Body Butter utilizes the antioxidant power of grape extract combined with the smoothing properties of ground sugar and walnut shells and the softening power of shea butter and pure oils. “The ultimate in skin hydration, it will nourish, calm, tone and refresh your skin,” Tami adds. The Clarisonic Mia 2 is a great tool for deep cleaning the skin. “It removes sunscreen, makeup and oil deep from the pores leaving behind a radiant complexion,” Michael says.

Give yourself a sweet summer glow without relying on heavy cosmetics. Michael calls Revision Intellishade SPF 45 “one multi-tasking revolutionary product” that’s the equivalent to “airbrushed skin in a tube.” The tinted moisturizer offers antioxidant protection and great coverage that will blend to match most skin tones. “It combines moisturizer, treatment and makeup into one product,” Michael says. Tami recommends Glo Minerals Glo Face Bronzer “for a beautiful, natural sunkissed glow without the harmful side effects of the sun’s rays.” Martha Marie Pippen at Escape Day Spa raves about it too, saying, “the longer you wear it, the more beautiful it looks....perfect for hot Tennessee afternoons.”

From Left to Right: Revision Skincare Intellishade Matte Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer, $52 >> Gold Skin Care Center; Obagi Nu-Derm Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $50 >> Gold Skin Care Center; Clarisonic Mia 2, $119 >> Gold Skin Care Center; Tria MD Skin Clarifying Blue Light, $245 >> Gold Skin Care Center; SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel, $62; SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel, $87; SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel Antioxidant Treatment, $155 >> Escape Day Spa; Elta MD UV Lip Balm, $9 >> Gold Skin Care Center; Glo minerals Bronze Sunkiss Duo, $40 >> Escape Day Spa; Naturopathica Oat Facial Polish, $52 >> Escape Day Spa; Glo minerals The Mint Lip Balm SPF 15, $13 >> Escape Day Spa; Olavie Chardonnay Sugar Body Scrub, $33; Olavie Chardonnay Antioxidant Body Butter, $37 >> Escape Day Spa; Opal Sonic Infusion by Clarisonic, $185 >> Escape Day Spa

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MINIMIZE YOUR MAKEUP

From Left to Right: MAC To the Beach Bronzing Oil, $22.50 >> MAC Cosmetics; MAC Lipstick in Tart & Trendy, $15 >> MAC Cosmetics; MAC Dazzleglass in Girl’s Delight, $20 >> MAC Cosmetics; Blinc Mascara Amplified in black, $26 >> Woo Cosmetics; MAC Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder, $30 >> MAC Cosmetics; La Mer eye concentrate, $185 >> Woo Cosmetics; MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl and Shell, $18.50 >> MAC Cosmetics; MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked, $16 >> MAC Cosmetics; Chantecaille Protection Naturelle in bronze, $72 >> Woo Cosmetics; OCC Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Meta, Jealous and Rhythm Box, $18 >> Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in beige, $42 >> Woo Cosmetics; Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer in Bliss, $64 >> Woo Cosmetics; MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Up the Amp, $15 >> MAC Cosmetics; MAC Powder Blush in Breezy, Fleur Power and Dame, $21 >> MAC Cosmetics

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Summer is a good time to lighten up on the cosmetics and let your natural beauty shine through. “Getting your summer makeup look down to a few products is key,” makeup artist Megan Thompson advises. Add versatile products to your arsenal, like MAC cream colour base which “can be applied on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, under the brow and on the inside corners of the eyes to add dimension and a glowy highlight.” Woo Caroland from Woo Cosmetics recommends Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer for light coverage and SPF protection. “If you have good skin, it’s always best to keep your foundation as sheer as possible and just conceal in the areas needed,” Megan adds. With a neutral makeup palette, add a pop of color with a bright lip. Megan says, “Orange, coral, red and purple are hot this year. But just because something is trendy doesn’t mean it’s right for you. If you have small lips, go with a nude lip and add a bright liner on the top lash line. One pop of color on the face is a great summer look either way.”


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Luminous Locks CONSTANT COLOR “Color treated hair will greatly benefit from the Aveda Color Conserve line,” says William Edge of William Edge Salon. Using a naturally derived blend of wintergreen and cinnamon oil, the Color Conserve Shampoo, Conditioner and Daily Color Protect provide added defense against the damaging effects of sun, water and environmental stresses.

SUN SHIELD If you do one thing this summer, William encourages you to “use hair care products that offer natural UV protection.” Aveda Sun Care Protective Veil is a “lightweight, water-resistant UV defense mist” that helps minimize damage and dryness. Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser “effectively removes chlorine, salt and product build-up, while helping to maintain moisture balance.”

FRIZZ FREE “To fight frizz and keep your hair nourished, I highly recommend Kérastase Elixir Ultime Collection,” says Laura Rosser, manager at Cashmere Salonspa. “There is one for each hair type, and the combination of healing oils in each Elixir will revive dry or damaged hair while adding moisture, shine, and reducing frizz. And they smell amazing!”

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From Left to Right: Aveda Color Conserve Daily Color Protect, $24; Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo, $18 >> William Edge Salon; Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, $27; Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser, $21 >> William Edge Salon; Kérastase Elixir Ultime, $54; Kérastase Elixir travel, $25 >> Cashmere Salonspa; Bumble and bumble Surf Foam Wash Shampoo, $24; Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, $25 >> Cashmere Salonspa

Laura recommends Bumble and bumble’s Surf product line to “help you fake the lightweight body and incredible texture of beach hair without the damaging sun and salt. Wash with the new Surf Foam Wash Shampoo and Surf Crème Rinse Conditioner, air dry, and style with a few spurts of Surf Spray for texture and a pinch of Crème Contour on your ends for oil-free shine.”

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We salute Anne B. (Mimi) Wallace named to Barron’s Top 1,000 Advisors

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by boxwoods in gray Versailles planters. Kelsay’s grandmother’s antique silver candelabra and silver trophy vases filled with peonies graced the mantelpiece. The bride’s mother, Debbie Best, collected vintage stamps for the wedding invitations as a special gesture to Kelsay’s love of art, her major in art history and her work in a Washington D.C. art gallery. After appetizers of bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese, spicy Ahi tuna wontons and bite-sized pimento cheese risotto balls, a dinner highlighted by beef tenderloin and salmon with citrus salsa followed. Leland Riggan designed the multi-tiered cake, and in lieu of a groom’s cake, guests enjoyed bourbon tastings as a nod to the bride’s connection to Kentucky and Tennessee.

The Atlanta Showstoppers provided the music for dancing, and event planner Jenny Richter Corts kept everything running smoothly. Late night snacks included mini grilled cheese sandwiches, buffalo chicken bites and warm homemade mini doughnuts. The couple drove from the reception in a vintage Bentley. After a wedding trip to San Francisco and California wine country, the newlyweds returned to Austin, Texas where she is editor of The Scout Guide, and he is in commercial real estate with Marcus and Milchap. Kelsay is a graduate of Harpeth Hall School, and Bruce attended Virginia Episcopal School and University of Richmond Law School.

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Art and jewelry lovers were in heaven at The Temple when more than 50 artisans and artists came together for the Temple Arts Festival, a two-day creative celebration and sale. An elite group of collectors and connoisseurs gathered at the pre-opening party and perused the exquisite displays of paintings, pottery, photography, sculptures and jewelry.

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Mudbugs to spare 04.28.13 The historic Travellers Rest held their inaugural Crawfish Boil on a pleasant spring day, luring Nashvillians out for plenty of Blue Moon suds and Cajunstyle mudbugs. Attendees crowded around crawfish tables while listening to tunes from Les Kerr and his Bayou Band under the coolness of the shady trees. Also, we heard that Margaret Ann Robinson enjoyed her very first crawfish that day! This is one event not to miss.

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Bridge Nashville held its annual fundraising breakfast at First Presbyterian Church to celebrate 20 years of grassroots success. Founded by Mary Jane and Gilbert Smith, the organization supports outstanding 7th through 12th grade East Nashville students to ensure academic success through college. Guests were greeted and seated by bright Bridge students, including East Magnet valedictorian Scherly Gomez. 1. Mary Jane Smith, Allison McGuire 2. Alexis Sokes, Marcia Smith 3. Kathleen Quiroa, Scherly Gomez, Whitney Campbell, Cabarrius Frierson 4. Don Watson, Mary Byars, Steven Martin, Michael Waters 5. Eric Stephens, Terry Bridges, Toni Cole, Bracey Halbrook, Jenese Holland Holly Hoffman photographs by eric england


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ARTS AND GALLERIES

Jack Spencer: Beyond the Surface The Nashville-based photographer’s first major museum exhibition features a collection of 70 evocative, richly textured and stunning photographs displayed in the Frist Center’s Upper-Level Galleries. July 12-October 13. Tickets $7-10. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, 244-3340, fristcenter.org. Summer Selections

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A rotating roster of local artists gives visitors the opportunity to take in an array of styles ranging from sculpture to canvas paintings. July 8-August 31. Gratis. Cumberland Gallery, 4107 Hillsboro Circle, 297-0296, cumberlandgallery.com.

Five from Memphis The title of this exhibit speaks for itself as it brings together works from five different artists who call Memphis home. Through July 19. Gratis. The Arts Company, 215 Fifth Avenue North, 2542040, theartscompany.com.

Affectionately Yours The 114 miniature portraits in the Raymond and Linda White Collection date back to the 18th century. Through August 25. Tickets $5-15. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 356-8000, cheekwood.org.

Directors Choice Juried Exhibition: Units of Measure Leaving room for intrigue and creativity, the gallery presents 20 works that all deal simply with units of measure. July 6-27. Gratis. Rymer Gallery, 233 Fifth Avenue North, 7526030, therymergallery.com. LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood Stunning outdoor art installations by British artist Bruce Munro transform the Cheekwood gardens into an enchanting dreamscape using blown glass and hundreds of miles of glowing optic fiber. Through November 10. Tickets $8-15. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 356-8000, cheekwood.org.

Vik Muniz: Garbage Matters These photographs of everyday materials create evocative images when viewed from a distance. Through September 15. Tickets $7-10. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, 244-3340, fristcenter.org.

Opera @ The Franklin Theatre Come sing along to Grease while also participating in a vocal warm-up and costume contest. July 21. Tickets $1520. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, 832-5242, nashvilleopera.org.

Thoroughly Modern Millie A small-town girl moves to New York City to marry for money, but things soon go awry. July 26-27. Tickets $14-20. Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street, 252-4675, nashvillechildrenstheatre.org. nfocusnashville.com 112 >> JULY 2013 | nfocusnashville.com

The Art of Drawing: Line, Texture, Form and Light Seek to understand the process of drawing by taking in these works on paper each done during various stages of planning. July 19-August 17. Gratis. Haynes Galleries, 1600 Division Street, Suite 140, 430-8147, haynesgalleries.com.


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rowing up, my mother’s best friend was Leslie Sharp, and when she went over to Leslie’s house to spend the night, the two of them did what most girls do: close the door and giggle about God knows what. It’s just that Leslie’s house was considerably bigger and fancier than my mother’s (which was a log home out on Tyne when Tyne was truly rural rather than gentrified countryside), and Leslie’s house had a name: Cheekwood. In my mother’s memories, Cheekwood was incredibly grand and intimidating and a bit spooky, the kind of place likely to have secret panels and ghosts. Meals were taken in the Breakfast Room with Leslie’s parents, Walter and Huldah Sharp, in an atmosphere of absolute propriety. The left hand remained in the lap; the correct fork chosen. And yet, there is the story of the big Halloween party that the Sharps hosted when the girls were in about the seventh grade. Someone set off the fire extinguisher, causing an avalanche of foam to spill down the back stairwell. The kids were terrified as to how Mrs. Sharp might react, but as my mom would later learn, the gravelly-voiced Huldah had a vibrant sense of humor, and playing practical jokes was as much a part of her repertoire as spooning one’s soup properly. Contrary to the evidence, it wasn’t all formality and no foolery at Cheekwood when she and Walter lived there. In 1960, the Sharps opened Cheekwood to the public, making it Nashville’s first and only real art museum and botanical garden, and The Swan Ball, inaugurated three

years later, was Nashville’s first and only real gala. My mom remembers attending the second annual soirée with Leslie in 1964, the two of them 18 years old and as apt to whisper and giggle as they had ever been. Things have changed at Cheekwood throughout the years, corresponding primarily with the shift in focus from artwork inside to artwork outside. Whether in the form of permanent additions to the landscape, such as the Japanese Shomu-en and the Carell Woodland Sculpture Trail, or more recently in the form of temporary exhibitions, such as Chihuly at Cheekwood, Treehouses: Great Works of Literature, and now LIGHT by Bruce Munro, Cheekwood has managed to reinvent itself for modern interests without losing its essential identity. It is still a place to have a picnic lunch, and yet it is also a place to climb into a giant fish made of compact discs. Visiting the grounds at night this summer, Cheekwood doesn’t look the way it did when my mother slept there. A fantastical dreamscape of water towers and twinkling wildflowers lit by 160 miles of fiber optic cable, it is more a vision of the future than a relic of the past. And yet, Cheekwood manages to be both: a venerable Nashville institution continuing to host its most elite fête and an avant-garde operation attracting some of the world’s most innovative artists. What makes it most special, though, is the way it serves as a wonderland for two-year olds and eightytwo-year olds alike, that rare kind of place that can delight Nashvillians, not to mention tourists, of all ages and stages of life. And that, my mother believes, would please Mr. and Mrs. Sharp immensely.

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exists, if they can agree on whatever that might be. While we hold onto gentility as best we can with one hand, with the other we are embracing The New Technology, an ongoing battle between early adopters and change resisters. I’m certainly no early adopter, but occasionally one of the children will insist that a new app is a necessary thing, even fun, if you get accustomed to it. Because of that, Twitter is in my life and they’re right. It’s the bee’s knees, as I used to say to Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve recently tried to adopt Dropbox, if that’s what an early adopter does. You have to “join” it by coming up with a user ID and password, as in everything these days. I keep my passwords in codes that only I know on Post-Its stuck on the shelves above my computer. Very handy, as well as mysterious. I was trying to see pictures from my grandchild’s first birthday—high motivation, eh?—which arrived in a large, emailed zipped file. What I need is a zipless file because after downloading and joining Dropbox and trying to unzip the set of pictures, a window informed me that I was on Day Zero of my 45-day trial period for WinZip, a period of time I was not aware of to begin with. I’m probably really on Day Negative 473, so I’m glad they just quit counting at Zero. Both of these apps, Dropbox and WinZip, feel just about obsolete, thank goodness, so I’m eager to early adopt whatever new things come along to replace them. In fact, if you’re working on these apps, please call me. I might invest. I suppose I should frame the next “Please Present” card that comes in the mail, if there ever is another. Or take a picture of it and put it in Dropbox.

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he Swan Ball, Nashville’s most exclusive and legendary gala, celebrated 51 years of glitz and glamour this June. Many things have changed throughout the years, from the fashions to the décor, but one thing remains constant: the guest list is always guaranteed to be fabulous. From Diana Ross to Johnny Cash, John Kerry to Jay Leno, the Swan Ball has played host to an impressive list of world-renowned celebrities and memorable personalities, a precedent that was set in 1963 at the very first ball. When Jane Dudley convinced Academy Award-winning costumer Jean Louis to attend the inaugural gala, he showed up with his wife, Maggie, and his muse, Kathryn Crosby—wife to incomparable crooner Bing Crosby—to model his designs. The rest, as they say, is history. Left to Right: Jane Dudley, Kathryn Crosby, Maggie Louis, Frank Driscoll

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