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HOMES OF DISTINCTIVE DESIGN, Chukkers, TPAC Gala, Mad Hatter, Sunset Safari, VISUAL ARTS

A Blank Canvas: Nashville’s visual arts calendar

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Homes of Distinctive Design

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Contents October 2013 | Vol. xx, No. 10

parties 31

Getting your fill

32

Starry night

34

Charmed, indeed

37

A toast to fall

38

Answering the call

The March of Dimes celebrates 75th anniversary at Signature Chefs Auction

Nashville’s Night of Freedom raises funds for Abolition International

Nashville Opera Guild’s Fashion Show is a crowd pleaser

Sylvia Roberts opens her home for Fall Crush

End Slavery Tennessee inspires Nashvillians to take action against human trafficking

40 Confidence boost The Girl Scouts Luncheon welcomes Spanx CEO Laurie Ann Goldman 42

A moonlit dinner

46

Keep calm and film on

51

Hats off!

The Nfocus Alfresco Dinner celebrates fall at Carnton Plantation

Camera crews and English etiquette abound at Chukkers for Charity

54

Born to be wild

58

Great balls of fire A whole lotta shakin’ going on at the TPAC Gala

features 63

Homes of Distinctive Design

84

A blank canvas

Inspirational Interiors

Nashville’s upcoming visual and performing arts

departments 6 In our words Distinctive design 8 Behind the scenes A breath of simple, classic, fresh air— Adam Hall Art 13 Nsider News, rumors & propaganda 26

Nashville is mad for the Mad Hatter

63 ON THE COVER Benjamin and Gen Sohr photographed at home by Eric England. Check out our Homes of Distinctive Design feature starting on page 63.

An evening of adventure at the Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari

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Briefs Model Behavior, Music City Tippler, Batch and more

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Open doors

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Nuptials

90

Taking vows

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Nstyle

94

Holly would

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Deconstructing the dish: Cheater Chef

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This just in

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On the circuit

103

Match game

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Pencil in

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Nretrospect

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Latest Nashville weddings

Greer vows

Rustic luxe

Not far from the tree—Doug Regen

Not your typical salad

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The heart of Nashville’s social season

Little of this, little of that

Calendar of October events

Happy Birthday, Adelaide

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Herbert Fox, Jr. Sinclair Kelly managing editor Nancy Floyd staff editor Abby White contributing editor Holly Hoffman social correspondent Gloria Houghland contributors Beth Alexander, Carrington Fox, Wesley H. Gallagher, Jack Isenhour, Christine Kreyling, Mindy Merrell, Sandy Nelson, Ellen Pryor, R.B. Quinn, Varina Willse west coast correspondent Wilson Hardcastle art director Heather Pierce senior photographer Eric England staff photographer Michael W. Bunch contributing photographers Susan Adcock, Peyton Hoge, Steve Lowry, Alan Poizner, Brooke Rainey graphic designers Katy Barrett-Alley, Amy Gomoljak, James Osborne, Christie Passarello production coordinator Matt Bach editorial interns Erin Crabtree, Justine Morris circulation manager Casey Sanders marketing Carla Antonelli, Christy Bryan, Natalie Vincent senior account executives Maggie Bond, Heather Cantrell, Scott Hylbert, Carla Mathis, Stevan Steinhart account executives Adam Cross, Rachel Dean, Tori Hughes, Leah London, Carol Roden account managers Sarah Brown, Jennie Tomlinson Fults publisher Michael Smith founding editor editor

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ne of the highlights of being associated with Nfocus is that we are invited to visit some of Nashville’s most beautiful homes. Even better yet, we get to see these homes looking their absolute best. Flowers are arranged, candles are lit, and everything is polished and fluffed to perfection. The part that always amazes us is just how many different ways there are to make a house one’s own. As we look around the rooms trying to imagine them without swarms of people, it’s fun to see how the spaces reflect the specific families, the interests and the personal histories of the owners. This year’s Homes of Distinctive Design was especially challenging

because there were so many outstanding choices from which to pick. We found that in 2013, there’s no “typical” Nashville home. Rather, there’s a wonderful mix of design styles and points of view that reflect the homeowners and all the exciting things going on in our city. So we chose to focus on only one room of each home, in order to dig deep into that room. Talking to the designers and the homeowners about the elements that make their house a home was inspiring, and reflected the numerous charms that make up our great Nowville. We hope you are inspired to add your own personal touch to whatever place you call home.

SINCLAIR KELLY, EDITOR

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A breath of simple, classic, fresh air Adam Hall Art

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ot some empty wall space in your house that is just begging for a beautiful piece of art? Let us recommend one of Nashville’s young talents, Adam Hall, to fill that need. Originally from a small coalmining town in West Virginia, Adam moved to Nashville to attend Trevecca Nazarene University. While he went to college for music business, he came out of school an artist (which had always been his passion), and began his professional career shortly thereafter. Adam has spent a fair amount of time abroad working with nonprofits, and these trips have heavily influenced his art. His goal is to blend his faith and global experiences into his work to help spread awareness and give back through his art. He currently is working on starting a project that will bring artists together to serve a specific need and then create a body of work around the experi-

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ence that will help give back to the need they have served. His paintings, which are primarily oil on wood panel and what he calls “abstract meets realist,” hearken back to 20th century American realists like Andrew Wyeth, whom Adam says is one of his influences. The majority of Adam’s paintings are landscapes, where clouds often hold a predominant focus. “The landscapes I create are half-imagined and half-inspired,” says Adam. “As I layer and glaze the painting, the spirit of the piece finds me.” He loves capturing atmosphere and emotion in his work, and skies allow him to do just that. His works have a simple yet often haunting feel to them, portraying beautiful muted colors and seemingly endless landscapes. Classic and versatile, they would make a great addition to any art collection. For more information visit adamhallart.com, or drop by Pierce and Co. to see his works in person.

WESLEY H. GALLAGHER

Wesley is a Nashville native who does most of her best writing in her journal. But like any good writer, she is also working on a novel.

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NSIDER {News, Rumors & Propaganda}

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At the drop of a hat

Warner Parks should expect an enthusiastic crowd for their upcoming fundraiser, Sunday in the Park. At the Kick-Off Party, patrons gathered n the days leading up to this year’s at Jeannette Whitson’s home for Mad Hatter, an intimate group of a late summer cocktail party. While supporters of the Sexual Assault Centhey nibbled on a spread from Krister came together for a lively Patrons ten Winston including mini BLTs, Party. Gracious hosts Bob and Elizaroasted vegetables and the largest jumbo shrimp we’d ever seen, all served with bright, environmentally-friendly purple cloth napkins, co-chairs Sylvia Bradbury and Ann Dobson thanked the crowd for their support. They also noted that for Eleanor Willis, who they called the “soul” of the Friends of Warner Parks, this would be her last Sunday in the Park. Eleanor, who has worked with Co-chairs Elizabeth Dennis and the organization Stephanie Ingram, Laura Chadwick, for 19 years, will Co-chair Daphne Butler turn the executive director reins over beth Dennis welcomed guests into to Mark Weller this fall. It was a their beautiful Belle Meade abode for poignant and bittersweet moment, a fun-filled cocktail party. The cool and fortunately there was a little sursummer evening was the perfect setprise outside: the cutest little tailgate ting for sipping cocktails poolside, trailer that opened into a bar, serving something guests took advantage of spirits to lift everyone’s spirits. We’re as they mingled on the Dennis’ back fairly certain that everyone left the patio, elegantly decorated with white party coveting the trailer. Perhaps floral arrangements and burlap acthat will pop up in a future silent cents. Dani Kates prepared the deliauction? Joining Ann and Sylvia was cious spread of heavy hors d’œuvres, Elizabeth James, Friends board a menu that included her mini BLTs president Elizabeth Lamar, Trisi and crab cakes. Larish, Barbara Burns, Tori WimPatrons Party co-chairs Daphne berly, Jay Joyner, Amos Gott, SanButler, Lisa Campbell and Stephdra Lipman and Clare Armistead. anie Ingram, along with Elizabeth, joked about diving into the pool in unison for their photo—anything for a great picture! This year’s Mad Hatter honoree Laura Chadwick reminisced about chairing the event 17 years ago at Cheekwood’s Botanic Hall when she was still a relative newcomer to Nashville. “I still have rotating disco balls from that event,” she joked about the ’70sthemed costume party. With a new location and sold-out attendance, this year’s Mad Hatter event promises to be just as memorable for years to come.

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Heart of gold

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veryone is familiar with breakfast at Tiffany’s, but a devout group of local Red Cross supporters proves that a luncheon with Tiffany’s is just

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a warm summer evening. Jessica Viner and Kate Satz will co-chair the 10th anniversary of the Literary Award Gala this November, honoring the work of Robert K. Massie. The ladies were eager to share their vision with the crowd, which, inspired by Robert’s writings about Imperial Russia, will have a decidedly regal influence. Malcolm and Martha Greenwood from Big Events will help bring the sophisticated and glamorous vision to life. We don’t want to give away all of the secrets but expect to see members of the Auction co-chairs Amy Liz Riddick, Nashville Ballet and an unforLorie Duke and Jody Hill gettable transformation of Ingram Hall! The atmosphere was chic, yet The Patrons Party will be hosted at comfortable, as guests packed varithe home of Margaret Ann Robinson ous rooms of Karen and Bruce and will include a conversation beMoore’s house, enjoying the ample tween Robert and John Seigenthaler. spread from Kristen Winston. The Invitations will be sent on October Swan Ball’s 2014 chairmen, Peggy 15 and as Margaret Ann’s daughter, Kinnard and Betsy Wilt, were on Libby Page, put it, “to get an invitahand with many committee memtion, you’ve got to be on the list and bers past and present, including to get on the list, you’ve got to write 2014 Auction co-chairmen Amy a check!” Liz Riddick, Lorie Duke and Jody The overwhelming sense of exHull. Also spotted were Ansel and citement and anticipation was eviJana Davis, Hilda McGregor, Meg dent throughout the well-read crowd Turner, Dave and Cynthia Arnthat included Karl Dean, Carol and holt, Gavin Duke, Randy Kinnard, Bobby Frist, Carrington and David Lucie and Lucius Carroll, TJ Wilt Fox, Kent Oliver, Townes Duncan, and Skeet and Julie Fleming. Lucy Haynes, Katy Varney, Ann and Owen Kelly, Ralph and Juli Mosley, Jean Ann Banker, Kaye and Roy Elam, Tricia Hastings, Tari Hughes, Neil Krugman and ike the attention-grabbing openLee Pratt, Kay and Keith Simmons ing of a good book, a great party and Kate and Jessica’s husbands Eric kicks off with a host of fun-filled Satz and Daniel Viner. events guaranteed to pique interest and garner support. Such was the case at the Preface Party, an elegant cocktail party to jump-start the festivities leading up to this year’s Literary s Cheekwood enters one of the Award Gala in support of the Nashbusiest seasons in its 53-year ville Public Library. No strangers to history, the beloved art museum and the importance of the written word, botanical gardens is pleased to welKeith and Jon Meacham hosted the come a new member to the team. cocktail party in their stunning Belle After a yearlong search, Patrick Meade abode, welcoming guests for Larkin was recently named Senior cocktails and light hors d’œuvres on Vice President of Gardens and Facilities. Formerly the Executive Director of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Southern California, Patrick relocated with his family to Nashville for the position at Cheekwood, an opportunity he calls “truly an honor.” To welcome the new VP, Cheekwood hosted an intimate reception at the Pineapple Room with the Garden Committee, the Search Committee and members of the Board. To celebrate both Patrick’s former home and his new one, the spread of food consisted of a California-inspired table of treats and some Tennessee offerings. The California fare inCo-chairs Kate Satz and cluded mini fish tacos, Cuban Jessica Viner sandwich sliders and avocado

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Over the last few years, Nashville has seen an explosion in local, quality handmade and artisan goods. And if you’re like us, it can be pretty overwhelming to try to keep up with it all. Which is why we’re so excited about Batch Nashville. It all started when Sam Davidson ran all over town last Christmas to gather locally-made goods to send to friends in Colorado. This led to a discussion with colleague Rob Williams (an Nfocus veteran!) about the “brand” that Nashville has become, and the decision to find a way to package and sell that brand. With the help of another colleague, Sam Moseley, Batch Nashville was quickly born. Subscribe to Batch, and you will receive on your doorstep once a month a package showcasing items from a handful of Nashville artisans. Each month follows a theme, complete with a cleverly written information sheet about the products. Subscriptions are $75 for three months or $30 for one month, and each package’s value is equal to or higher than the price you’ve paid. September’s inaugural Batch, a breakfastthemed package called Rise and Shine, included bread from Dozen, coffee from Garage Coffee Company, oatmeal from Haulin’ Oats, TruBee Honey and pancake mix from My Friend Who Loves To Cook. Haven’t heard of those? That’s the fun of it! Your friends probably haven’t either, which is what makes Batch a great gift idea. They even offer individual gift packs that make for creative presents for the holidays. Visit batch.com for more information.

There’s a new tenant in the Adelicia, and it’s not another celebrity. It’s one of Nashville’s newest restaurants, The Music City Tippler. This restaurant is everything you expect a venue with that kind of name to be: a neighborhood restaurant, a comfortable bar and a place to get a fabulous drink. Michael Baret and Michael Haber opened the original Tippler in New York City a few years ago. The word tippler originated in the 1300s to denote a seller of alcoholic beverages, and eventually came to define a regular drinker of alcohol. That’s exactly who the Music City Tippler is perfect for, with its focus on craft cocktails (including one called the Wabash Cannonball). It is also the first Nashville restaurant to provide cocktails on draft, which have become quite the trend in places like New York and Chicago. These are not your average dive bar daiquiris; these are original, handmade drinks concocted by resident genius mixer Alan Kennedy. As for food, they’ve got everything from chicken biscuits to scallops, prime rib to truffle fries cooked in duck fat. The décor is as unique and carefully chosen as the menus, with gems like front doors from an 18th century Tennessee mansion that are surrounded by 100-year-old salvaged barn wood. The

MODEL CITIZENS It seems like Nashville is getting more fashionable each and every day, and for Nfocus Magazine’s annual Model Behavior event, we’re thrilled to bring emerging talent Hanako Maeda of ADEAM. At just 25 years old, Hanako was recently hailed by InStyle as a new designer to keep an eye on, and once you see her inventive, inspired designs, you’ll be a fan, too. We spoke with Hanako just as she was prepping for her second New York Fashion Week, where she debuted pieces from her Spring 2014 line that we’ll see firsthand at Noah Liff Opera Center on October 17, when we also honor the 10 incredible women and the charities they represent, recently featured in the September issue of Nfocus.. Hanako made quite a splash with her NYFW debut earlier this year, catching the attention of Alicia Keys, Shakira and Lady Gaga. Now, ladies, don’t let Lady Gaga scare you off—she actually donned a pair of ADEAM leather leggings, leaving her meat dress in the closet that particular evening. What you’ll love about Hanako’s designs is her international flair—she grew up in Tokyo and New York City— and the way that she combines elements of visual art with nature to create truly one-of-kind pieces. Her fall 2013 collection melded the dark whimsy of fairy tales, particularly Into the Woods, with the striking imagery of Gerhard Richter’s landscape paintings. For her Spring 2014 collection, Hanako was inspired by blooming cherry blossoms in Tokyo, pastel-colored hydrangeas, and the work of minimal abstract painter Agnes Martin. Lest you think this sounds too girlish, Hanako enthuses that this is a more grown-up pastel, with an ashy undertone that she describes as “vibrant yet restrained.” For her first trip to Nashville, Hanako says that she’s excited to meet all of you fashionable Southern ladies, and she said she’d love to see Carrie Underwood in one of her designs. Carrie, perhaps you can join us on October 17? We’ll save you a front-row seat!

LIFE ON M STREET If you’re a fan of Kayne Prime, Whiskey Kitchen, Virago or Tavern, we’ve got good news for you. MStreet Entertainment Group, the company behind these popular restaurants, has a few more projects in the works this fall. All three will open on McGavock Street (M Street, for short), the same strip as their other restaurants. The first is The Rosewall, a 1930s warehouse-style event space that will be versatile enough for events large and small, as well as music performances. It will have cutting-edge audio and video, a “lounge parlor” environment, mezzanines overlooking the main floor and, of course, access to catering services from the MStreet restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, Saint Anejo will be a cantina-style Mexican restaurant with over 120 tequila and mescal options on the drink menu. A “Tequila Library Lounge” will overlook the first level, complete with a tequila sommelier and detailed descriptions of each brand. Who knew tequila drinking could be so classy? The other offering, Moto, is a chef-driven restaurant that serves modern Italian cuisine. If tequila isn’t your thing, head to Moto for an enoteca-style wine list with an extensive collection of Italian and international wines. This won’t be your traditional Italian restaurant, but with its vintage-chic atmosphere and boundarypushing cuisine, it will be a welcome addition to the Nashville food scene. So keep an eye on The Gulch over the next few months for these new players being added to an already powerhouse team.

main bar was made in Italy 120 years ago and was shipped in 200 pieces from Chicago. (It is rumored that Al Capone used to sit at the bar.) If you’re looking for fun drinks, good food and a great night out—who isn’t?—come on down and meet us at The Tippler. It just plain sounds like a good time.

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YUM Cherry Street {eatery and sweetery}, 1 Symphony Place, West Lobby, 687-6500. A portion of the sales from this scone, sandwich and soup shop will be donated to Thistle Farms. Jeni’s 12South, 2312 12th Avenue South, 292-7794. The Ohio-based gourmet ice cream shop, boasting unique flavors

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and top-quality ingredients, opens its second Nashville location in hip 12South.

The Cookery, 1827 12th Avenue South, 269-2911. Serving the greater purpose of training homeless individuals for the food industry, this location also includes a full espresso bar and bountiful menu. Bubba Gandy Seafood Market, 430 Cool Springs Boulevard, 465-6820. Take your

selection of fresh seafood home on ice or have it steamed to eat in store. Porter Road Butcher, 4816 Charlotte Avenue, 650-4440. This butcher shop opens its second location for all of West Nashville’s carnivorous needs.

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YOU Cadeau, 2310 12th Avenue South, cadeaugifts.com. Chic boutique offering new and refurbished home goods and gifts. Manuel, 800 Broadway, 3215444. The legendary costumer’s new retail space on Broadway features couture designs and an affordable new collection.

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A NEW IS COMING TO DOWNTOWN FALL 2013 Lexus of Nashville is opening a 9-acre, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Nashville. Situated along I-65 at the Metro Center exit, the modern facility promises convenience, comfort, and efficiency. With an extensive inventory of exquisite new and pre-owned vehicles, a 42-bay Service Center, and a team of skilled product specialists and certified technicians, we are creating an entirely new automotive experience in downtown Nashville.

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Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, 417 Fourth Avenue North, 244-3263. Open Monday through Saturday, this museum is a celebration of Music City. Gruhn Guitars, 2120 Eighth Avenue South, 265-2033. The new location still specializes in new, used and vintage instruments for purchase, trade or consignment.

TRUNK Gus Mayer, 2113 Green Hills Village Drive, 383-4771. Oct. 18, ADEAM. Oct. 24-25, Zang Toi. Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Rita Vinieris. King Jewelers, 4121 Hillsboro Circle, 724-5464. Oct 9, Charles Krypell. Oct. 10, Dunhill and Montblanc. Geny’s Bridal, 4700 Charlotte Avenue, 269-0177. Oct. 11-20, Robert Bullock Bride.

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he March of Dimes turns 75 this year, and the Middle Tennessee chapter celebrated in style at their annual Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s theme, The Farmer and the Chef, offered an all-local menu of delicious farm-to-table eats from some of our city’s most beloved chefs, including Deb Paquette (Etch), John Williams (Marché), Josh Hobbs (Park Café), Kevin Ramquist (F. Scott’s), Hoss Fuentes (The Palm), Larry Carlile (Silo), Tony Galzin (Flyte) and lead chef Bob Waggoner (Watermark). The ballroom of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs was packed with more than 500 people enjoying the array of options. Once everyone had their fill, they enjoyed a massive 75th anniversary cake provided by Table 3 Restaurant and Market. (We saw a few of you go back for multiple pieces…It’s OK, we did too!). The evening also provided the opportunity for the March of Dimes to honor its “75th Honorees,” an esteemed group who has had an enormous impact on the organization in Middle Tennessee. Early in the evening, event chair John Tarpley and Leslie Ladd, state director for the organization, held a spirited presentation to the group in a VIP reception, and the entire party toasted them later in the night. After browsing the silent auction—and participating in a rowdy live auction—guests took their seats, where they were treated to a performance by Jimmy Wayne, who also shared his heartwarming personal story of growing up in the foster care system. Celebrating 75 years is quite the milestone, and everyone left the event with their bellies—and hearts—full.

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Brady Fry, Josh Bleidt, Chad Warrix, Joe Fisher

Debbie Smith, Lisa Vultaggio and Jonathan Jackson

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Starry night Nashville’s Night of Freedom raises funds for Abolition International

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he stars were out as Michael W. Smith and his wife, Debbie, opened up their lovely farm to promote awareness for a cause close to the heart of some of Music City’s most well-known names. Nashville’s Night of Freedom benefiting Abolition International is an annual soirée that raises money for victims of human trafficking. Greeted by co-chairs Leigh Fisher and Lori Warrix, along with Abolition International’s founder Natalie Grant, distinguished guests filed in to sample the hors d’œuvres, and bid on items that included hand-written “Jesus Take the Wheel” lyrics. The beautiful autumn night provided the perfect backdrop for mingling on the front lawn outside the Smith family barn and listening to the bluegrass tunes of Olde Towne Project. Following the pre-party, partygoers filed into the pristine barn—which some guests remarked could never have housed a horse. Strands of twinkle lights lined the wooden rafters and a series of bright stars were projected onto the back wall creating the ambiance of an outdoor paradise. Spotted in the crowd of music industry veterans and philanthropists was Nashville’s own Jonathan Jackson and his wife, Lisa. Guests noshed on the down-home cuisine provided by Martin’s Bar-B-Que, which included an option of pulled chicken, pork or brisket on petite buns, baked beans, green beans and coleslaw. Mason jars and fresh peonies in wood vases— built by Eastside Reclaiming—completed the rustic vibe. Emcee Kacy Hagerty welcomed Natalie and the president of Abolition International, Stacia Freeman, to share the history of the organization. Brian Shivler, director of strategic partnerships at Abolition International, also addressed the crowd, paving the way for performances from Josh Wilson and Natalie. Perhaps the most exciting moment of the evening was the announcement that Abolition International plans to open a restorative care facility in the Nashville area to treat victims of sex trafficking. As Stacia and Natalie so emphatically communicated to the crowd, “restoration is possible” and Abolition International is doing its part to make that restoration a reality for victims locally and abroad.

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here was no shortage of Southern charm at the Nashville Opera Guild’s fashion show. The Belle Meade Country Club was even more beautiful than usual, thanks to Exquisite Events and The Petal Push, who decorated the room with the most inventive purse-shaped floral arrangements and a stunning dress display near the front entrance. The lunch attendees were equally stunning as they browsed the many vendors—Atelier Jewelry, K Hart Couture, The Olive Oil Store, Silver Steel and Co. and Girl With a Pearl, to name just a few—before sitting down to lunch, a lovely chicken salad accompanied with a pecan roll and the world’s cutest little MoonPie. Each table included a display of tips for Southern ladies and gentlemen, not that this crowd needed to be reminded about good manners. Just before the show started, co-chair Gretchen White told us she was honored to be involved with the fashion show, as music has been a large part of her life. She was trained classically by her mother, who taught music education, so she was thrilled to be working with an organization that supports music education. As the ladies lunched, Guild president Morel Harvey addressed the crowd, thanking sponsor Pam Adkins Stein and co-chairs Nikki Peal and Gretchen White for their support. She reminded the group that their dedication to the Guild continues to benefit opera educational outreach, enriching our community and building an audience for tomorrow. Following the meal, the fashion show commenced, featuring clothing from Kendal Boutique and The Bride Room and accessories from Elaine Turner. We’re not sure what got a bigger response: the darling little girls dressed as flower girls, accompanying beautiful brides, or the cheers and applause for models like June Bogle and Marion Couch, who received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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e’re not going to lie, we’re always excited to go to Rayna James’—that is, Sylvia Roberts’—house for an event. And when it’s for the return of Fall Crush, we’re even more excited. The Mid South Chapter of the MS Society hasn’t thrown the Fall Crush since 2006, but wanted to bring the beloved event back in lieu of a traditional sit-down dinner. Sylvia’s house was filled with friends eager to taste a variety of varietals from 10 different wine stations stocked with high-end options while enjoying light bites in what has become Nashville’s most famous kitchen. The patrons reception started the fun evening, but before long every corner of Sylvia’s house was filled with different wine stations for thirsty guests to work their way through, perhaps stopping for a shopping break at the silent auction area off the Grand Hallway. We ran into several of our city’s favorite news anchors, including Bob Mueller, Samantha Fisher and Demetria Kalodimos. Country songbird Julie Roberts also made a special appearance as a celebrity bartender and treated the crowd to some music from her upcoming release for Sun Records. While wine was certainly the drink of choice—after all, as Ernest Hemingway said, it is one of the most civilized and natural things of the world—it wasn’t the only option. There was plenty of Four Roses bourbon on hand, and guests who wandered out to the poolside bar, beautifully illuminated after the sun went down, enjoyed a potent Sauvignon Blanc and vodka concoction known as Absolut Tune. But the whole evening wasn’t just about raising a glass or three; proceeds from Fall Crush benefit the Mid South Chapter of the National MS Society, which serves over 9,000 individuals throughout Tennessee and parts of Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas, providing support and educational programs to those who have MS and their friends and family, and to fund the national organization’s research initiatives. ABBY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC ENGLAND

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Bob Jacobs, Kathie Heimerdinger, Chris Stout, Stacy Case

Kim Thomas, Derri Smith

Molly Howell, Karen Howell, Leslie Ann Owen

Mary Kay Hunt, Callen Martin, Dawn Looney

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Answering the call End Slavery Tennessee inspires Nashvillians to take action against human trafficking Nancy Brock, Liza Lentz, Irwin Fisher, Anne Tate, Clark Brittain

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t’s a difficult subject to talk about, human trafficking, and you may be surprised at how common it is in Middle Tennessee, in your very own backyard. At the inaugural benefit luncheon for End Slavery Tennessee, guests gathered at the Richland Country Club in order to eradicate this evil from our community, creating a slave-free Tennessee and restoration for survivors of human trafficking. The room was packed with supporters, many of whom were learning about the shocking statistics impacting our community, such as the average age of entry into sex trafficking (12-14 years old), or the number of children trafficked in Tennessee every month (94+). As guests enjoyed a light chicken salad and an indulgent chocolate mousse dessert, the FBI’s Steve Fogarty addressed the crowd, explaining why we’re seeing so much trafficking in Nashville. Unfortunately, some of the very things that attract corporations and creatives to our city are also attracting criminals: Nashville is a good place for business. Additionally, human trafficking can occur at alarming levels as much of the business is conducted online. Derri Smith, executive director of End Slavery Tennessee, has traveled the world in her mission to end human trafficking, bringing back the necessary insight and experience to build relationships locally with medical professionals and the court system in order to combat trafficking on a local level. Derri shared the story of a young girl, a former victim of trafficking, who told her that when they first met, her heart was in a million pieces, and that she stitched it back up. And that’s what End Slavery Tennessee does: stiches hearts back up. A touching testimonial from Shelia McCain, an intervention specialist and former victim of trafficking, drew a standing ovation from the crowd for her brave recollection of her road to recovery after years of suffering. A more stirring call to action could not have been offered. We know how generous Nashville can be, and we know we won’t stand for this in our community—though a long, hard road may lie ahead, consider the call to arms answered.

Susie Higginbotham, Bill Decker, Co-chairs Whitney Akin and Marilyn Jones

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Co-chairs Sharon Roberson and Ellen Jacobs

Carol Womack, Ellen Green, Mary Raymond, Tom Curtis, Drew Berg

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Confidence boost The Girl Scouts Luncheon welcomes Spanx CEO Laurie Ann Goldman

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nyone familiar with the phrase “courage, confidence and character” will recognize it as the mission of the Girl Scouts of America. The organization is famous for building these traits in young women across the country. The same could also be said, however, for an entirely different type of corporation: Spanx. The worldwide manufacturer of slimming apparel has been known to give women an extra dose of self-confidence and bravery when it comes to fashion selections. The two female-centric entities came together for a late summer luncheon at the brand new Music City Center. The Davidson Ballroom was packed for the annual Girl Scouts Luncheon, a celebration of the life-changing impact the organization has on young women on a regional and national scale. Co-chairs Sharon Roberson and Ellen Jacobs organized the event, which boasted an impressive turnout and an even more impressive special guest, Spanx CEO Laurie Ann Goldman. The smart and sassy businesswoman and mother of three—hilariously introduced by Ellen as “helping women win the battle against muffin top, bottom drop and back fat”—inspired the crowd with personal anecdotes about her professional successes and setbacks. The crowd also drew inspiration from Jill Bader, a former Nashville Girl Scout, whose long career in politics was started due to the skills and relationships she developed while in the program. Continuing the motivational tales, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s president and CEO Agenia Clark shared the stories of two Gold Award recipients: local teens who put their passion and resources to work to further a cause important to them. The beautiful mums on each table and the tasty lunch—a strawberry salad followed by peach barbecue chicken—were a nod to fall’s imminent arrival, although the blazing hot temperatures outside did little to support the notion. As the luncheon came to a close, the ladies—and gentlemen—in the audience were treated to a surprise: a $50 gift card to Spanx, a welcome accompaniment to the box of Thin Mints passed out to attendees as favors. Now we can have our cookies and look fabulous, too!

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A moonlit dinner The Nfocus Alfresco Dinner celebrates fall at Carnton Plantation

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nder the warm glow of a full moon, 150 of our closest friends gathered to celebrate the arrival of fall with a beautiful meal on the lawn at Carnton Plantation for the second annual Nfocus Alfresco Dinner. Malcolm and Martha Greenwood from Big Events designed the lovely décor, which included burlap-covered tables for cocktails in the garden, colorful arrangements of wildflowers in mason jars, oh-so-pretty mismatched vintage china and, the pièce de résistance, a giant community farm table large enough for this oversized family feast. Earlier in the evening, guests arrived to the bluegrass sounds of Todd Grebe and Cold Country in the courtyard. Puckett’s tantalizing hors d’œuvres, including apple butter and goat cheese-topped biscuits and sweet potato cakes piled with barbecue pulled pork and pickles, were a delicious hint at the five-course meal to come. A coffee station from Beve, CREMA’s mobile café, offered up specialty espresso drinks before and after dinner. When the dinner bell rang promptly at 7 p.m., there was a mad dash to the table, everyone undoubtedly eager for the night ahead. Paired with a glass of Goose Island Honker’s Ale, the first course—fire roasted tomato and corn bisque sprinkled with ham dust—proved that guests were in for a night of nonstop culinary delights. A spinach salad with crumbled feta, beets, cranberries, spiced pumpkin seeds and maple mustard vinaigrette followed, paving the way for a third course of barbecued shrimp and cheddar grits. The main course included Puckett’s famous brisket, accompanied by turnip purée, pickled root vegetables and braised collard greens. A slice of Jack Daniel’s pecan pie topped with whiskey crème fraîche and Olive and Sinclair chocolate rounded out the unforgettable meal. Amber Falls Winery provided the perfect wine pairings for the second, third and fourth courses, with a maple cider bourbon concoction presented with dessert. The event, presented by Audi Nashville, benefited Mercy Community Healthcare and was a convivial celebration of the ever-growing food and drink culture garnering Nashville attention worldwide. With warm conversation, great food and a beautiful setting, Nfocus was pleased to toast the arrival of autumn alongside so many of our dear friends. NANCY FLOYD PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL W. BUNCH AND SINCLAIR KELLY

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Keep calm and film on Camera crews and English etiquette abound at Chukkers for Charity

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t’s a bit unusual to attend a charity benefit and suddenly realize that you’re an “extra” on a television show. That unexpected, chance-of-a-lifetime moment is exactly what the patrons of the annual Nissan Chukkers for Charity Polo Match experienced while mingling with actress Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett on Nashville. The crew following Clare captured every second of the festivities, held recently at Orrin and Lee Ann Ingram’s Riverview Farm. Signs announcing the filming, along with vivacious volunteers from The Rochelle Center and Saddle Up! (beneficiaries of the day’s purse), greeted guests and reminded them that their entrance signaled their willingness to participate. Seems that there were no departures, a clear indication that the filming only added to the fun factor. The British WWII theme, “Keep Calm and Ride On,” seemed appropriate for those with on-camera jitters, not to mention the two polo teams. Team Autoweek with Orrin, Whistle Uys, Stevie Orthwein and James Armstrong won the fierce competition, beating Team Bendabout Farm, featuring America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, Gillian Johnston (one of two female winners of the Polo US Open), Zulu Scott-Barnes and Julio Arellano, America’s top ranked polo player. Chukkers, one of the season’s not-to-be-missed outings, drew a crowd of more than 500 patrons with an additional 70 themed tailgating cabanas. Mary Kate Brown, Lisa McInturff and Linda Moore, the three Patrons Party co-chairs, were thrilled with the attendance as were Honorary Chairs Cathy Brown and Lexie Armstrong. The Most Original Cabana Award went to Soda Pop Junction, the Most Royal Award went to the all-out British themed tent while the Grand Prize went to the Hindu-themed tent. Bethany Wright received the Most Fashionable Award for her gorgeous yellow lace sheath look. John Menefee and fiancée Crispin Davis served as judges along with Ashley Gillum and Hayden Oothout. Troy Marden and Phillipe Chadwick spectacularly decked the Patrons tent with British flags, tables draped in pecan moiré linens accented with pewter, pintucked

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f you’re wondering where everyone in Nashville was on the first weekend of September, there’s a good chance they were at the Hutton Hotel for the Mad Hatter. The fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Center sold out, showing that Nashville is joining the SAC in taking a stand against sexual violence. Co-chair Natalie Cross was grateful to be a part of the event, which raises muchneeded dollars for a cause so close to her heart. Natalie, who bravely stated that she’s a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is involved with the SAC because she knows how critical the services they provide are to our community. “I want to show people that you don’t have to suffer alone,” she said, crediting an “amazing group of strong women” for making this year’s event such a big success. Cyndee Ragan Martin, who chaired the event in 2012, was thrilled about the growth of the fundraiser. “It’s a hard topic, sexual violence,” Cyndee said, commenting that even though it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about, it affects everyone. “Sexual assault doesn’t know socioeconomic boundaries.” The ballroom of the Hutton was filled with supporters who joined Cyndee, Natalie and cute Liz Willers, Natalie’s co-chair, to help raise the funds so the SAC can continue to provide counseling and education services. At the cocktail party, guests bid on fun packages like an “Ultimate Wardrobe Update” and “Stock the Bar” gift set packed with spirits. Special guest Kellie Pickler, who is even more adorable in person, mingled with the VIP crowd before everyone took their seats. After a delicious dinner of field greens with roasted pear and goat cheese and natural roasted chicken breast with parsnip purée and roasted potatoes, guests enjoyed a dynamic live auction and music from The Cameroons. With such a large amount of support, the SAC can continue to work toward ending sexual violence in our community. This inspiring and elegant evening has raised the bar for what the SAC can do in the future. ABBY WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ERIC ENGLAND

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Born to be wild An evening of adventure at the Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari

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our adventure awaits: the theme of this year’s Sunset Safari was an appropriate directive and invitation for supporters of the Nashville Zoo as the annual fundraiser promised new experiences at every turn. With exotic cuisine, one-of-a-kind animal encounters and diverse international entertainment, the grown-up trip to the zoo gave guests the chance to walk on the wild side for a night. The first stop for most partygoers was the Patrons Party at Gibbon Islands. While the siamangs, gibbons and meerkats bounded through their exhibits, Sunset Safari co-chairs Melissa Beasley, Pilar Hyde and Cindy Shafer transported partygoers to the fascinating Asian habitat these popular critters call home. As revelers meandered down a pathway canopied with street fair lights and colorful parasols, they enjoyed exotic culinary treats from Chef David Miller and entertainment from the Royal Laos Dancers. The adventure continued through the Jungle Loop where more than 50 local restaurants, caterers and drink gurus were passing out everything from pulled pork tacos to apple pie moonshine to pumpkin cake pops. Guests snacked and nibbled along the way, pausing to meet a turkey vulture named Fester or to watch a flamboyance of flamingos wading in a nearby pool. The highlight of everyone’s night though was being among the first zoo visitors to venture into the brand new, not-yet-open-to-the-public Kangaroo Kickabout. Eighteen red kangaroos freely traversed the exhibit as guests walked among them, often surprised when a kangaroo would hop right in front of them to cross the trail. Many were equally surprised when the sociable marsupials sat at their feet and waited to be pet! No one complained though at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scratch a kangaroo’s back. The kangaroos seemed equally enthused as they posed for photo after photo. After getting their fill of delicious fare and animal encounters, attendees filed out of the party reminded afresh that a new adventure is always waiting at the Nashville Zoo.

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Great balls of fire A whole lotta shakin’ going on at the TPAC Gala

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f there were any doubts about how much TPAC rocks, one needn’t look any further than the recent TPAC Gala for proof. Inspired by the hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet—coming to TPAC in May of 2014—the black-tie soirée infected everybody with a case of 1950s rockabilly fever. While many guests arrived in standard black-tie attire, several brave patrons jumped at the opportunity to play dress-up, with women showing up in fabulous full-skirted frocks and men in a variety of slim-cut suits or embellished Western wear. Anyone without a costume was in luck as the check-in table offered a variety of retro cat-eye glasses, horn-rimmed specs and vintage sunglasses for guests to don. Passed hors d’œuvres aptly named after the four members of the Million Dollar Quartet—Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis—kept guests satiated as they browsed the extensive offerings in the silent auction. Just inside the entrance to Andrew Jackson Hall, a ’50s inspired nightclub awaited revelers, complete with a vintage jukebox, cigarette machine (which now dispenses artwork instead of nicotine) and black-and-white tiled dance floor. Nashville Ballet’s own Gerald Watson and Jocelyn Green entertained the crowd with a selection of choreographed dance numbers to the era’s biggest hits. Theresa Menefee, Bob Deal and Jason Bradshaw, the Gala’s clever co-chairs for the second year in a row, gave us a special sneak peek of the stage before dinner. The chairing trio, along with floral designer Phillipe Chadwick and décor chair Kristin Fridrich King, created a stunning space that included chandeliers made of 45’s and glittery guitars. The “Great Balls of Fire” centerpieces—round ombré arrangements of roses varying from yellow to red with flames dancing in the center—were nothing short of jaw-dropping and required special approval from the fire marshal! Sargent’s Catering prepared the delectable four-course feast, the grand finale of which was a mini grand piano, made entirely of chocolate and filled with white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries—one of the most memorable desserts

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we’ve ever seen. After Dale Allen and Nissan were honored with the Applause Award, the Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson, took the stage and provided nonstop entertainment to the eager crowd. When she closed her set with Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” everyone was up on their feet dancing in the aisles, often with complete strangers. As Wanda took in the gorgeous room and the lively crowd, she gushed, “TPAC sure knows how to throw a party!” We couldn’t agree more.

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HOMES OF DISTINCTIVE

DESIGN

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As the face of Nashville continues to evolve, new construction flanks every neighborhood in our city, blurring lines between the preservation and restoration of historic structures and the building and embracing of new, forward-thinking ones. This year, for our Homes of Distinctive Design, we selected seven homes noted for their individuality, and focused on one special room in each structure. As always, the diversity, the sophistication and the melding of different influences left us inspired. We hope you are, too. BY NANCY FLOYD AND ABBY WHITE


HOMES OF DISTINCTIVE

DESIGN

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nter Benjamin and Gen Sohr’s white clapboard house on the edge of the ultra-hip 12South neighborhood, and you feel as though you’ve just stepped onto the pages of your favorite interior design magazine or home décor blog. A perfectly curated blend of vintage furniture, eye-catching artwork, modern architectural details and historic charm, the house manages to be simultaneously cool and comfortable, fashionable yet functional. It’s no surprise the structure and style mix together so seamlessly given the couple’s long history in architecture and design. Benjamin and Gen’s original intention for their historic Gale Lane home was to renovate it, but after running into a number of issues, they decided to start from scratch with a new home construction. Retaining the old stone front porch and the existing foundation, the couple built a brand new home that melds their modern sensibilities with historic touches that stay true to the original structure. Having eclectic taste, the couple liked the idea of a home with traditional bones, something that has a clean and crisp aesthetic. The blend of modern and traditional styles incorporated into the home’s architecture was carried inside the house, as well. Historic details, such as a vintage banister and fireplace mantel from Preservation Station, were paired with simplified, modern interior touches like the white built-in bookshelves and grid ceiling found in the living room. Aside from the extraordinary floral silk-screened wallpaper from Anthropologie that lines the foyer and the hallway, nearly every other wall in the home is white. “We painted the walls a very clean warm white,” Gen says, “which is the perfect canvas for the art we have collected over the years.” An ever-growing art collection that the couple hopes to someday pass onto their two children. Much of the furniture in the living room is vintage and comes with a unique story. The leather love seats were purchased at a flea market 14 years ago when the couple was living in San Francisco. The 1960s Danish modern coffee table was a vintage find in Chicago. The chrome Bertoia chair came from the firm of local Nashville architect Neil Bass—a close family friend who built Benjamin’s parents’ home. “These are pieces I’ve collected and curated in a special way,” Gen says about the furnishings. “They have stories.” Noticeably absent from the room is a television or any type of electronic device. There are TVs tucked away in other rooms of the house—the kitchen, the master bedroom, an upstairs den—freeing up the living room to be used as a place for family and friends to gather and talk. Given the beautiful and cozy confines the Sohrs have created, this is clearly a space where loved ones will want to gather for hours on end.

Gen calls the artwork above the fireplace “probably my favorite find ever.” She and Benjamin purchased the pieces at the Lincoln Road Flea Market in Miami Beach where Gen’s parents reside. “Art, for us, is one of the most important things in our home,” she says. “It is a reflection of our family and our experiences. We try to pick up a piece of art wherever we travel because it creates such a wonderful memory of the trip.”

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ABOUT THE DESIGNERS Pencil+Paper Development is the culmination of many late nights of “creative conversation” and dreaming up “someday projects” among husband and wife design team Benjamin and Genifer Sohr. After nearly 20 years of bringing large scale retail concepts to life for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Oilily, The Body Shop and Victoria’s Secret and having lived in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, the duo set their sights on bringing their fresh design sensibility and modern aesthetic to Benjamin’s hometown of Nashville. Benjamin brings a strong architectural and business background to the team while Gen focuses her attention to detail on creating unique and thoughtful interior spaces. Together, Benjamin and Genifer create a holistic design point of view for Residential, Retail and Commercial Development projects. The team’s work has caught the attention of the design world and has been featured in many favorite shelter magazines including Domino, British Elle Decor, Cookie, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living and top design books Undecorate and Design*Sponge just to name a few! For more information, please visit pencilandpaperco.com.

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GALE LANE

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Benjamin and Gen thoughtfully created a palette thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used throughout the entire house. The tile surrounding the fireplace is Carrara marble, the same material used for countertops and floors in the bathrooms and for the kitchen island. The chrome curtain rods (also from West Elm) complement the polished chrome hardware incorporated throughout the house on doorknobs and faucets. The white walls and neutral tones also carry over into other rooms, allowing the artwork, furniture and accessories to add the color.

The matching wood chairs were discovered at a local vintage shop, Pre To Post Modern on 8th Avenue. Gen loved the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s modern Danish design, and the fact that the chairs were just as interesting from the back as the front. To update them, she had them reupholstered using curtain panels from West Elm, the same fabric that adorns the windows.

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HOMES OF DISTINCTIVE

DESIGN

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hen Dottie Frist hired Landy Gardner Interiors to redecorate her newly purchased home on Chickering Lane, her style preference and direction was clear: traditional and formal. The wellappointed five-bedroom, five-bath home underwent a complete renovation that included a kitchen remodel, new exterior finish, all new cabinetry and surfaces, and fresh outdoor landscaping. The jewel in the home’s crown is undoubtedly the stunning master suite, an in-home getaway that includes a handsome library and luxurious master bath. To update the master bathroom, Landy gutted the room and started from scratch. The inspiration for the décor and color palette came from the Calcutta marble and bronze accent pieces used for the fireplace. The bronze medallions were chosen by Dottie during a trip to Renaissance Tile, and they set the tone for the entire room. Landy incorporated Calcutta marble throughout the rest of the space as the material used for the tub, vanities, the fireplace mantel surround and floor. The rectangular tiles that comprise the floor were antiqued to add more texture. For the back-to-back vanities situated directly across from the fireplace, Landy teamed up with Robbie Barnhart at Nashville Custom Woodwork to design the cabinetry. The curved, bowed-front white vanities were outfitted with drawer pulls and faucets in a vintage brass finish. Werthan fabricated the Calcutta marble sinks for the vanities, curved to match the cabinetry and intricately rounded at the edges. The carved wood mirror is a reproduction piece chosen for its aged appearance. “I love the way the vanity looks like something that could’ve been in the original house,” Landy says. The French antique crystal sconces and chandelier pulled everything together and served as the inspiration for the finishes on the accessories, drawer pulls and faucets. A beautiful damask wallpaper in a neutral color palette completes the stylish and grand atmosphere of the space, making this a glamorous and relaxing respite in the midst of this breathtaking home.


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The French antique crystal sconces and crystal chandelier were actually purchased for another home that Dottie and Landy were working on together. When the construction of the master bath began, they realized they could put the light fixtures to use in this new space, adding sophistication and style to the formal master bath.

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The fireplace connects the master bath and the private library off the master bedroom, opening into both rooms. Instead of using fake wood logs for the gas fireplace, Landy utilized cannonballs to create a symmetrical look that is aesthetically appealing from both sides.

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The gorgeous Schumacher wallpaper in a neutral palette with a damask design catches the eye immediately upon entry into the room, but upon closer inspection, the ceiling is actually wallpapered as well. Landy chose a chinois Schumacher paper with a miniature fretwork design because it draws attention to the ceiling and warms up the space.

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The reflective cobalt blue disc by sculptor Anish Kapoor (best known for his “Cloud Gate” sculpture—commonly known as “The Bean”—in Chicago’s Millennium Park) anchors the space, competing with what is on the opposite side of the room: a wall of windows showcasing the incredible view.

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A gilded hand by Mexican surrealist Pedro Friedeberg is where form meets function, serving as both a piece of art and a chair.

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The room allows for an abundance of natural light, only obscured by curtains made of parachute material (on one wall, they conceal a neon light art installation by Olivia Steele) also in an unobtrusive and complementary earth tone. The windows, which extend from the floor to the 12-foot ceiling, open to a patio that provides a serene sitting area, a natural extension of the room that serves as the perfect place to enjoy the 400 acres of nature preserve that the home sits upon.

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hen you round the corner and catch your first glimpse of the incredible work of architecture that lies at 565 Beech Creek Road, also known as Owl’s Hill, it’s impossible not to be moved. Owl’s Hill, which resides in Owl’s Hill Sanctuary, was built in 1957 by Walter and Huldah Cheek Sharp, the last residents of Cheekwood before the family donated the estate to the city of Nashville. The Sharps worked with Nashville architect Bob Street, who employed a Frank Lloyd Wright aesthetic in this mid-century modern design. As the Sharps were used to being surrounded by the city’s most stunning botanical garden, Bob brought the beauty of nature inside through the use of floor-to-ceiling windows and walkways that embraced the individuality of nature, such as building around trees instead of razing them. While it’s nearly impossible to single out one room in this house, the upstairs sitting room is undeniably breathtaking. Surrounded by walls of windows that provide a wonderful view of gently rolling hills and trees as far as the eye can see, the room is a truly unforgettable space. Designer Ray Booth found pieces that exemplified the current owners’ love of international influences, particularly the Bauhaus movement. The sitting room is filled with incredible pieces that dwell in perfect harmony with Mother Nature’s colors—blues, greens, earth tones— welcomed in from outside.

This home is currently on the market with French King Fine Properties. Please contact Laura Stroud at 615-330-5811 or Lisa Wilson at 615-478-3632 for more information.

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A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE FOR OVER 45 YEARS

Leipers Fork - 753 Acres 4009 Carters Creek Pike $20,000,000

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Greenbrier - 68.83 Acres 7137 Swift Road $3,995,000

Belle Meade Area - Pool 1039 Lynnwood Blvd $3,950,000

Belle Meade - Pool 1109 Belle Meade Blvd $3,750,000

Belle Meade - Pool 408 W. Brookfield Drive $3,500,000

Belle Meade - 1.22 Acres 4433 Warner Place $3,500,000

Green Hills - 1.03 Acres Pool 3540 Trimble Road $3,500,000

Leipers Ford Area - 30 Acres 5195 Old Harding Road $3,495,000

Franklin - 59.73 Acres 3755 Perkins Road $3,390,000

Belle Meade - .83 Acres 1216 Canterbury Drive $3,250,000

Belle Meade - Pool 425 Jackson Blvd $3,200,000

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Belle Park - Percy Warner Park 1300 Forrest Park Drive $2,450,000

Golf Club/Hampton Area - Pool 2320 Golf Club Lane $2,350,000

Leapers Fork Area - 125 Acres 7790 Oscar Green Road $1,495,000

Belle Meade - .74 Acres 4307 Glen Eden Drive $1,399,000

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True to Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affinity for incorporating the old with the new, the kitchen is home to a rare 36-inch dual fuel Fratelli Onofri Royal Chiantishire five-burner range and double oven with almond finish and antique brass accents.

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illworks Design’s ethos is simple yet impactful: Build Your Story. Ryan Miller, proprietor of the full-service design and construction management firm, adhered to this philosophy in the construction of his own home in Oak Hill. “My company is founded upon telling your story, but in a way that’s functional,” Ryan explained. And in Ryan’s hands, functional is exemplified in the most beautiful manner, marrying an old world aesthetic into a new structure. When you walk up the driveway to the home he shares with his wife— the house is somewhat secluded, just off Glendale—you’re greeted by a massive Dutch Door. It’s pretty rare to see a Dutch Door as the main front door (though Ryan says they utilize a nearby side door as the main entrance), but in addition to the visual impact, when you open the four doors that separate the kitchen from a back patio, the most incredible breeze envelopes the room. And what a room this is—the open, inviting design seamlessly transitions from the kitchen to the living room, making it the perfect place for entertaining groups large and small. Ryan’s wife, who loves to cook, didn’t want to be separated from guests while she’s in the kitchen, but needed ample space. The galley style kitchen provides this, and a cart that’s stored under the nearby coffee bar provides both extra counter space and a barrier, acting as a mobile island that can be moved back to its home when you’re done working. The kitchen is anchored by a white Carrara marble island with plenty of room for barstools and lingering guests who aren’t seated in the nearby couches or vintage burnt orange velvet wingback chairs, a prized find from downtown Franklin.

One of the many interesting focal points of the room is the wood polyhedron chandelier, suspended above the coffee table in the sitting area. Enhanced with an Edison filament bulb, just like the nearby antique brass cage pendants that illuminate the marble island, the fixture provides a soft, warm and inviting glow in addition to casting intriguing design patterns on the wall in lieu of wallpaper.

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ne look at Michael Shane Neal in his finely tailored three-piece suits, wingtip shoes and two-toned 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster and it’s obvious this is a man who has a great respect and admiration for the elegance and style of eras gone by. A chat with the portrait artist reveals a depth of insight and a wealth of fascinating stories that are the natural by-product of a career that has spanned 24 years and included commissions for almost 600 portraits. When Shane wanted a studio added onto his English-style stone manor in Green Hills, architect Terry Bates and interior designer Mark Simmons had the unique challenge of merging Shane’s throwback style and collection of antiques with the modern conveniences he required in a working studio. The end result is a breathtaking, cozy and functional space that blends effortlessly with the overall aesthetic of the main house. Stepping into the studio, one of the first things to catch your eye is the high vaulted ceiling, measuring 24 feet in the center, which allows the room to be flooded with illumination. The main source of light, per Shane’s specific requests, comes from the large north windows that welcome steady, yet indirect, sunlight into the room throughout the day. “To evoke the emotions of period spaces (mostly formal libraries) that Shane finds so appealing, the interiors work hard at being both grand and quaint,” Terry says. The studio provides the large open space required for painting coupled with warm details that create the intimate environment that Shane desired. The wood-burning fireplace, creating an inviting focal point for guests, was a must-have for Shane. Surrounding it with builtin seating, known as an inglenook, was a decidedly British touch that complements the rest of the house. Also a necessity were built-in bookshelves—lining nearly every wall in the room—to house an extensive collection of art books and antiques. One of the most eye-catching pieces on display is a Victorian hatbox, which holds the antique top hat that Shane wears once a year to, you guessed it, The Swan Ball. Filling the studio with Shane’s collection of antique furnishings—an impressive lot that includes a taboret to house his paints and brushes, a circa-1800 French bench and English barley twist oak furnishings that date back to the 19th century—rounds out the lived-in quality that marks the room. “All in all, it’s a very inspiring place to work,” Shane says.

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The chandelier in the center of the room is a reproduction of an antique, built on a much larger scale to fill the space and distressed with the “Mark Simmons glaze” at Artifacts for an aged look. The light fixture was lowered from the ceiling to drop the perceived height and keep the cozy feel of the room.

Walls were painted in a low value color with warm undertones and the floors, beams and wood trim were finished with a deep walnut stain with a matte finish. These finishes serve a practical purpose by preventing light bounce or reflection, imperative to Shane’s work, while also adding to the room’s comforting, historic appearance. “The hard wood floors are both functional and aesthetically pleasing,” Shane says. “From a working standpoint, cleanup is easy and with my easels, model stand and taboret all on wheels—moving about is easy.”

“Full height bookcases were included to house Shane’s ever-growing book collection, but also to pull in the size of the room and add warmth,” Terry Bates says of the built-in shelves found on both sides of the room. To stay consistent with the historic English Country Manor inspiration, a rolling ladder was added to one wall of bookshelves because, simply put, Shane always wanted one!

The portrait hanging above the fireplace is one Shane painted of Dr. John Flanagan. The piece won the Grand Prize in the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition in 2001. “It changed my career almost overnight,” Shane says about the work. “That’s why it has such a prominent place in the room.” Sitting just in front of the painting on the mantel is Shane’s name tag from his first job as a grocery sack boy at H.G. Hill, the paychecks from which he used to buy his very first paint set.

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ith more than 30 years of experience as a custom home builder, Rogan Allen has dedicated his life’s work to helping homeowners create luxurious and comfortable spaces that suit their unique desires and needs. It’s no surprise that when it was time to build his own house, Rogan held nothing back with regards to custom craftsmanship, high-quality materials and luxury upgrades. Given his reputation for being a welcoming host and filling his home with friends, family, co-workers and clients, Rogan knew that the kitchen was going to be one of the most important and utilized rooms in his Green Hills abode. As he began mapping out his plans, Rogan relied on the assistance of Miss Betty—his long-time cook who is famous for preparing the weekly staff lunches at Rogan Allen Builders—to determine the makings of a perfect kitchen. To achieve his goal of creating a “very livable, usable, functional” space, Rogan incorporated convenient upgrades throughout the kitchen, such as a double oven, warming drawer, raised dishwasher, wine cooler, icemaker, pull out spice rack and knife drawers. The idea was to anticipate any needs he might have as a party host. The appliances, provided by Viking, are covered in graphite finish, a sleek alternative to stainless steel. The centerpiece of the room is the stone hearth above the stove. Inspired by Rogan’s grandfather’s kitchen, the hearth is constructed of recycled stone from the foundations of local homes that have been torn down. Hanging above the stove is a hand-painted Hudson Bay platter that used to belong to his great-grandmother, now prominently displayed as a reminder of his upbringing. Rogan paired pre-built cherry cabinets from Home Depot with more upscale finishes, such as polished granite countertops and a heated Italian tile floor. The Italian tile backsplash—Giallo Antico Miro Marquina with 1/2” black key in a basketweave pattern from Traditions in Tile—is perhaps the most luxurious detail of all, adding an air of sophisticated style that envelopes the entire room.

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SNEED ROAD One of the most eye-catching details in the room is a handpainted Hudson Bay platter that belonged to Rogan’s greatgrandmother that hangs above the stove. Rogan remembers his grandmother using the platter to serve fried chicken and tomatoes, unaware that the platter was actually quite valuable. Uncovering its worth—and saving it from a yard sale—Rogan decided to display it in the kitchen as a reminder of his “heritage of growing up and having all that good Southern cooking.”

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While on a fishing trip to British Columbia, Rogan noticed gorgeous western cedar being transported on a logging truck. Following the truck to a nearby mill, Rogan inquired about having custom wood beams made for the homes he builds. For 18 years, Rogan has used beams from the mill in every home he works on, including his own. In the kitchen, they frame the doorway that separates the kitchen and living areas, adding warm, rustic charm.

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Fabulous in-town Estate. Grand room proportions, great flow for entertaining! Kitchen with Thermador appliances. Formal Living spaces, Casual Den opens to expansive terrace and pool. Main level guest suite, lavish Master Suite, Media Rm., Game Rm., Office & Elevator! Approximately 9000 sq ft/5.7 acre lot. $2.6 Million

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Better hurry on this one! Just listed ONE LEVEL home in sought-after Longwood neighborhood.Spacious Living and Dining Rooms plus large Den w/fireplace and bookcases.New custom kitchen w/granite,stainless,etc.Master w/WICLO and private Bath.Guest suite.Private courtyard and 2 car Carport.Fresh paint and carpet. $369,900

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Flanking the entrance to the kitchen are two shaded sconces. The lampshades are made using 1960s Fortuny silk that Rogan purchased on a trip to Venice, Italy while he was in the middle of construction on the home. They’re beautiful accent pieces that serve as a constant reminder of his adventures abroad.

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This home is currently on the market with Christianson, Patterson, Courtney & Associates. Please contact Richard Courtney at 300-8189 for more information.

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here are many things that make Fountainview, this Hillsboro Pike home, exceptional. When you walk in the front door, you’re welcomed by the most beautiful parquet flooring and stunning chandeliers suspended from intricately decorated ceilings in the adjoining formal dining room. A lovely conservatory anchors the back of the house, and a basement serves as a veritable one-stop shop for all of your entertainment needs, complete with a movie theater, video games and a gym. It’s no wonder that the Junior League chose it as their Decorators’ Showhouse in 2005, displaying the McCord family’s interest in European design in this French château-meets-English manor that is luxurious yet inviting. But one of the most impressive parts of this home lies outside the main structure in the backyard, where a spacious pool house does double duty as a guesthouse. It also provides the perfect place to entertain during outdoor parties—if you went to Champagne and Chardonnay last year, you were lucky enough to experience it firsthand. The backyard boasts a pool, a spa, a fishpond and an outdoor kitchen (complete with a television set and misting fans for those humid summer days), and the pool house is an inviting cornerstone of the area’s design. The building offers multiple dressing rooms, a laundry area, a full kitchen and ample seating at a long farmhouse-style table. Though it was built only four years ago, this structure comfortably blends with the main house, offering a classy yet relaxing space to entertain.


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The custom cabinetry by Tony Leebrick at MidSouth Custom Cabinets was designed to match other furniture in the room, including mirrors in the dressing areas and the farmhouse table. The attention to detail extends even to the laundry room, proving that a functional space can still be a fashionable one.

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A blank canvas Nashville’s upcoming visual and performing arts BY ERIN CRABTREE

GOODEN / TINNEY CONTEMPORARY

Tinney Contemporary 237 Fifth Avenue North, 255-7816, tinneycontemporary.com

Jeanie Gooden Colorful and textured mixed-media paintings make up this body of work. Oct. 5-Nov. 16

Dorothy O’Connor Installation-based pieces will be displayed. Nov. 25-Jan. 2014

ALSO SHOWING: Sculpture in Wood (Through Oct. 19), Sculpture in Clay (Through Oct. 19), New Contemporary Painting (Oct. 5-Nov. 15), WorkSpaces: Nashville Artist Studios II (Dec. 7-Dec. 31)

The Rymer Gallery 233 Fifth Avenue North, 752-6030, therymergallery.com

Whitney Wood Bailey Oct. 5-26

Scott Upton Nov. 2-23

Jamey Grimes and Charles Clary

Dec. 7-Jan. 25, 2014

Cheekwood 1200 Forrest Park Drive, 356-8000, cheekwood.org O’CONNOR / TINNEY CONTEMPORARY

Haynes Galleries 1600 Division Street, Suite 140, 3127000, haynesgalleries.com

New Works: New Directions Look beyond the surface in this collection of new works by the gallery’s artists. Oct. 11-Nov. 16 Holiday Show A variety of mediums used in this showcase of smaller works celebrate the magical quality of the holidays. Nov. 22-Dec. 21

More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing Since the 1990s Analyzing with the heart and bringing people together are the groundwork for this collection of pieces by 30 different artists. Through Jan. 5, 2014 Holiday at Cheekwood The beauty of the holidays falls upon Cheekwood’s artfully trimmed trees while also offering a bevy of unique activities. Nov. 29-Dec. 31

Tennessee State Museum

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

505 Deaderick Street, 741-2692, tnmuseum.org

2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, 383-4848, watkins.edu

David’s Dulcimers: Instruments from the Schnaufer Collection See the collection of dulcimers owned by the late David Schnaufer, a Vanderbilt faculty member and acclaimed virtuoso. Oct. 11-Dec. 29

Shooting Stars: Celebrity Portraits by Russ Harrington From the man who has photographed more than 500 album covers and nearly everyone of importance in contemporary music, a sampling of his most famous works. Oct. 11-Dec. 29

The Sketchbook Collective A series of local artists’ sketchbooks will be displayed in conjunction with the Handmade & Bound book arts festival. Oct. 4-18 Split & Twisted This annual show, juried by the graphic design department, features student projects in various areas. Oct.

24-Nov. 8

Wariner’s Watercolors: Paintings by Steve Wariner Twenty-one watercolors by country singer-songwriter Steve Wariner will be displayed. Oct. 11-Dec. 29

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway, 244-3340, fristcenter.org

Thirty Americans Issues of racial, sexual and historical identity are raised in these provocative works by some of the most important African American artists of the last three decades. Oct. 11-Jan. 12, 2014 American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell Charting the evolution of one of America’s most recognized artists, this exhibit features over 40 pieces from Rockwell’s remarkable career. Nov. 1-Feb. 9, 2014

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The Conservancy 2565 Park Plaza, 862-8400, conservancyonline.com

The Acropolis of Athens: The Photography of William James Stillman Through Feb. 28, 2014

Abstractometry Eight Nashville artists create meaning through the use of geometry and abstract thought.

The Arts Company

Through Feb. 2, 2014

215 Fifth Avenue North, 254-2040, theartscompany.com

ALSO SHOWING: Ana Maria Tavares: Deviating Utopias

Americana Photography

(Oct. 11-Jan. 12, 2014), Rachel

Through Oct. 19

Intimate Interiors & Urban Landscapes

Owens’s Inveterate Composition for Clare (Through Aug. 1, 2014), Rose on 65th Street by Sculptor Will Ryman (Through

Oct. 5-Nov. 15

18th Holiday Arts Market Open House Nov. 22-Dec. 24

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Nashville events. Not only will the visual arts be featured but also performing arts, music, craft, film and businesses. So join in and find out just what the arts have to offer Nashville! For more information, visit artobernashville.com.

The Belcourt’s iNDie Festival fundraiser celebrates the people and places that make and create what’s uniquely Nashville—and benefits the Belcourt’s education and engagement program.

WARINER / TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM

Kristin Llamas: The Socratic Dialogues Oct. 19-Feb. 8, 2014

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Cumberland Gallery

Thursday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 6-8 p.m.

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INDIE ALLOY ORCHESTRA

AT THE BELCOURT WITH MUSCLE SHOALS

AT THIRD MAN RECORDS

Sunday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.

A live recording of Alloy’s score to 1929

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Saturday, October 12, 8 p.m.

documentary, with pre-film cocktails and fare from local chefs Josh Habiger

All events include food and drinks.

and Lisa Donovan. From 3-6 p.m., shop

To purchase tickets and learn more:

at Alabama designer Billy Reid's

www.belcourt.org.

FESTIVALS

Cheekwood Harvest Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities Every weekend there is an opportunity to drop in for interactive art and nature-themed activities. Plus, create an art project that’s all your own! Through Oct. 26

Tom Judd and Jim Phalen Jim Phalen’s oil on canvas and Tom Judd’s exploration of visual memory combine to make up this exhibit.

Handmade and Bound This festival presented by Watkins College offers everything from books and art to free arts activities and food trucks. Oct. 4-5

Unique Visions Works by Fred Stonehouse, Mark Hosford, Will Smith, Marcus Kenney, Craig Cully, Julie Blackmon and Andrea Heimer will be featured. Oct.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage Come check out handmade arts and crafts along with live music and specialty foods. Oct. 5-6

Through Oct. 12

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Nashville shop, and a portion of sales benefit the Belcourt.

ARTOBER H.G. AND NINA WEBB

With the initiative of bringing arts everywhere throughout Nashville for a month, Artober was created. It is meant to inform and inspire an awareness and participation of the arts and will include an endless amount of activities during the month of October. The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville.com are encouraging hundreds of arts and cultural organizations to get involved through official Artober

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OCTOBER’S PERFORMING ARTS HIGHLIGHTS World Premiere Peter Pan The Nashville Ballet tells the magical story of Peter and Wendy’s timeless trek to Neverland, accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. October 1820. Tickets $35-82. Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, 782-4040, nashvilleballet.com

The Pearl Fishers A friendly rivalry and reappearing former flame send two men flying into the violent climax of this French opera. October 10, 12. Tickets $21.50-97.50. Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, 782-4040, nashvilleopera.org

Into the Woods If you’ve ever wondered what happened after happily ever after, this charming and whimsical fairytale mash-up will answer just that. October 17-November 3. Tickets $47.50-67.50. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, 538-

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The Importance of Being Earnest Mistaken identities abound in this lovely comedy by Oscar Wilde. October 10-26. Tickets $45-47.50. Andrew Johnson Theater, 505 Deaderick Street, 782-

4040, tennesseerep.org

Jersey Boys Take in the hits of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons in this tale of success, fame and all things Jersey. October 29-November 3. Tickets $15-120. Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick Street, 782-4040, tpac.org


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mixed roses, sea holly, maidenhair fern and freesia. Bridesmaids wore long Alfred Sung one-shouldered dresses in midnight blue peau de soie. The reception took place at Aly’s father’s house, which was decorated throughout with round farm tables and French cross-back chairs, topiaries and garlands, lemons and birdcages. Guests nibbled on appetizers of mini grilled cheeses with bacon, spring pea bruschetta crostini, fried oysters and mini hot chicken sandwiches. Beef bourguignon, shrimp with fennel and tomato compote, roasted vegetables and potatoes gratin followed. “We used my grandmother’s silver, monogrammed linen napkins, birdcages and planters so her touch was on everything,” said the bride, namesake of her grandmother Alyne Massey. “It was such a beautiful garden party and felt just like walking

into her house for one of her fabulous parties!” The Leland Riggan wedding cake decorated with lattice design and fresh flowers was half chocolate truffle and half vanilla bean. Mini crèmes brûlées substituted for the groom’s cake. The Tip Tops provided the music, and event planner Elizabeth James saw to every detail. After a wedding trip to Honolulu and Maui, the couple returned to Nashville where she is a personal chef and he is Digital Marketing Specialist at BOHAN Advertising. Aly is a graduate of Ensworth, Harpeth Hall, University of Alabama and Le Cordon Bleu. Scott is a graduate of University School of Nashville and Vanderbilt University. SANDY NELSON


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FRANNIE PRESTON DAUGHRITY AND CATHERINE RECTOR

As co-owners of Cadeau Nashville, 12South’s newest home goods and gift shop, Frannie and Catherine are always on the lookout for handmade, unique pieces that tell a story. You can follow their picks on Instagram and at CadeauGifts.com.


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ome years ago, while chairing a Nashville Ballet fundraiser, I had the privilege of meeting Doug Regen. Then an ad man donating his talents, he was patient, responsive, thoughtful and wonderfully creative. Fast forward to a few years ago, Doug sold his interest in the business, bought a farm in Kentucky, and unknowingly started towards a second career. The new house had no furniture, leaving Doug with no choice but to tear down an old barn and convert recovered chestnut planks into pieces for the house. The funky, organic look quickly gained a following as friends and patrons began to commission unique pieces. Visited Two Old Hippies? That’s Doug’s work. So is the courtyard near Urban Outfitters. Today, Doug’s works go beyond the ordinary expectations of furniture. His one-of-a-kind, site-specific pieces are better described as usable sculptures. Each one constructed with careful thought to setting and function. He continues to use only recycled and recyclable materials. Wood comes from all over the South. No trees are cut down, only fallen or dead trees are used. Recently, Doug started working with some very weighty materials. Casting concrete as the base, he built a stunning table for a local gallery owner and a set of chairs for another client. He also experimented with concrete and wood on a much smaller basis, so I joined him to check out this next phase of his work.

I meet Doug in his studio on a dank, rainy day. The place is piled with planks of recycled lumber of various hues and grains. Nearby is a wagon base, waiting for transformation into a table. Huge power tools are plugged in and ready to go. Doug shows me a series of boxes he is working on—tops of simple cross cut wood and intricate basketweaves. We go right to work. I learn to use the table saw to cut two small blocks of wood. We rotate them to decide the ring pattern we like best. After joining them with biscuits and glue, we make the concrete base. My first adventure with concrete is relatively successful, probably because it is a small amount. The concrete slides into the frame like pancake batter. This sounds like shop class, but only more fun because, it is Doug after all! After cutting and clamping, mixing and pouring, there is nothing to do but wait. It’s still raining, so the concrete won’t dry anytime soon. The clamps need to stay on awhile. Reluctantly I leave, anxious to see the results, but that has to wait. I have just the spot in mind… It seems that creating beautiful things is deep in Doug’s DNA. His great-greatgrandfather was William Strickland, architect of our State Capitol and Downtown Presbyterian Church. His great-grandfather was responsible for the architectural features of Union Station. I look forward to the mark Doug will make on our city’s artistic history.

Holly Hoffman

Holly keeps up with the latest on fashion and dining, however musically, she is stuck in 1982.

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Not your typical salad Warm radicchio, grilled to perfection

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e ran into a mind-blowing grilled radicchio salad at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in the Venetian at Las Vegas this summer on a little eating and drinking research trip. Our server said the salad was notto-be-missed and she made sure we understood it was an unusual warm salad covered with melted cheese, the salad that crosses the line into hot vegetable side territory. Apparently, it comes as a complete shock to some. The salad was a quartered head of radicchio lightly charred with a little olive oil and salt, chopped up, topped with smoked mozzarella cheese and parked under the broiler (or hot pizza oven) until the cheese melted, then drizzled with a very fine balsamic vinegar. We tasted smoky, salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy and slightly bitter at the same time. The excellent quality balsamic vinegar drizzled over the crown of melted cheese and still lightly crunchy radicchio really made the difference. Salad or not, it’s a very stylish and very easy cooler-weather dish to serve with just about anything you’re grilling this fall. Since the grill is already hot, you’re halfway there. Put it together in the 10 minutes those steaks are resting before you carve them. Your grilled radicchio salad can handle some customization. Add chopped pieces of thin grilled asparagus spears, roasted corn kernels, even some bits of country ham, bacon, Prosciutto or pancetta. Next time, we’re trying a combo of radicchio and Brussels sprouts. Use smoked Gouda or change up to a harder cheese like Parmesan or pecorino. Whatever you do, throw economy aside and spring for a very good quality balsamic vinegar. It really makes a spectacular dish.

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>> Grilled Radicchio Salad 2 heads radicchio, quartered Olive oil and salt, to taste ½ cup shredded cheese such as smoked mozzarella, smoked Gouda, Parmesan or pecorino

About 2 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar

Heat the grill to high. Drizzle olive oil over the radicchio wedges to lightly coat and season with salt. Grill the wedges about a minute or so on each side, turning carefully with tongs to prevent the leaves from separating and falling into the fire. Don’t leave your post and let them burn; just pick up some char and smoke. Remove the wedges to a cutting board and chop into bite-size pieces, more or less. Place the radicchio in an oven-proof skillet, drizzle with olive oil and top with cheese. Place the skillet on the grill, close the cover and allow the cheese to melt or place in a 400°F oven until the cheese melts. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar just before serving. Makes about 6 servings. R.B. QUINN AND MINDY MERRELL

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t’s that time of year again: concussion season. On fields across the nation, men and women, boys and girls are risking head injuries in the name of victory. (London Fletcher of the NFL’s Washington Redskins claims he gets his bell rung about twice a game.) Many players feel the blow the next day. Others feel it for a lifetime. There is evidence that multiple concussions may lead to permanent brain injury and in late August, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to 4,500 former players who claimed to have suffered head trauma. But this battle is not over and if this concussion thing can’t be fixed, it may mean the end of the game as we know it. It’s not like the football powers are not doing anything. There are new rules against “hitting defenseless players above the shoulders,” ramming an opponent with the “crown of the helmet,” hitting someone who is already down, and holding a runner up while teammates try to jar the ball loose. These are giant steps forward but not everyone gets it. In a preseason game, Antonio Smith of the Houston Texans ripped the helmet off of an opponent and tried to hit him with it. The clueless Smith actually had the nerve to appeal his three game suspension. So there’s more work to be done. I never played a down of organized football, but I did show up for physics class. That’s where I came across Newton’s second law of motion: F=ma. F, as in “force,” equals m as in “mass” (weight) times a, the speed of acceleration. On the football field, that means the heavier you are and the faster you’re running, the harder the lick when you knock somebody upside the head. So if we’re looking to prevent head injuries we need to reduce the force

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by either slowing the players down or making them smaller or both. Here are some suggestions. Make Players Smaller. The ultimate steroid test? “Just take a look at the guy,” as one comedian put it. Nobody should double in size over the summer. This is not a normal growth spurt. Test for drugs before, during and after every game. Test in the off-season. Slow Players Down. Make players lug 20, 40, 50 pounds of lead— whatever it takes—to slow them down. The faster the player, the more weight they tote. Sound ridiculous? They’ve been doing this to racehorses in so-called “handicap” races forever. They even have a name for it: “impost.” In NASCAR races, restrictor plates—a type of governor—slow cars down. Other sports where they mess around with weight: wrestling and boxing, although in boxing concussions are kind of the point. Another way to slow players down is to soften the playing surface. Forget grass, make them play on sand, maybe not beach volleyball sand, but that firmer, Carolina– beach–at–low–tide–with–a–cocktail sand. Sawdust? Does this seem silly? I refer you to clay v. grass v. artificial surfaces in tennis. Remember when it seemed what’s–his–name Nadal could only win on clay? Finally, it takes a few seconds for even the fastest player to get up to speed. Make the field shorter and narrower to cut down on the time available. While we’re at it, why not get rid of the hash marks? Always spot the ball in the middle of the field so the distance to the sideline is the same on both sides of the ball. Concussions are not inevitable and it’s way past time to do whatever is necessary to protect the players and the game.

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At the Hall, y’all 09.12.13 Over 650 young professionals hit the Country Music Hall of Fame for Nightfall at the Hall, a membership and networking event for the Hall’s Troubadour Society, which launched in 2012. The lively crowd enjoyed eats, drinks and music in the Hall lobby and exclusive after-hours access to exhibit galleries. 1

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Elan Hair & Skin was packed with Gilda’s Club Nashville supporters for Chic Awearness, a night of food, fashion and philanthropy “where ovarian cancer awareness takes flight.” Nine beautiful cancer survivors modeled the latest fashions from Levy‘s. Kalamatas provided the delicious Mediterranean fare, Phillipe Chadwick created the cutest butterflyshaped hanging floral arrangements, and Sweetability Bakery sent guests home with darling butterfly cookies. 1. Chair Marci Houff, Cheryl Hays, Kristin Taylor 2. Jim Harris, Leslie Boone 3. Bernadette Keaggy, Sandy Towers 4. Adrienne Innis, Alberta Doochin, Jason Ritchason, Amy McDaniel, Robin Rose 5. Theresa Menefee, Valerie Levay, Elizabeth Brodnax BY Nancy Floyd photographs by eric england


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What: Nfocus Model Behavior For: Nonprofit with highest ticket sales When: Thurs., Oct. 17, 6 p.m. Where: Noah Liff Opera Center Honorees: Liz Schatzlein (Alive Hospice), Frannie Corzine (The Conservancy), Courtney Cuden (Eating Disorders Coalition of TN), Connie Cathcart-Richardson (Fashion Forward Fund), Emily Magid (Heritage Foundation), Megan Turner (Greenways for Nashville), Lisa Cheek (Monroe Harding), Trayte Peters (Nashville Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre), Barbara Daane (Park Center), Theresa Menefee (Rochelle Center) Party note: Featuring pieces from the ADEAM Spring 2014 Collection Tariff: $100/VIP, $50/general Info: nfocusnashville.com

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What: Sage Awards Luncheon What: River Swing For: Council on Aging For: Harpeth River Association When: Thurs., Oct. 3, 12 p.m. When: Sat., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. Where: Hillwood Country Club Where: Harpeth Westover Farm Co-chairs: Lottie Strupp and Nell Co-chairs: Angela Calhoun and Ann Crowe Becky Barkley Party note: Honoring George H. Cate Tariff: $150/person Jr., Senator Douglas Henry, Larry K. Info: riverswing.com Keeton, Lois Orr Winton 06 What: iNDie at the Belcourt Tariff: $75/person Info: coamidtn.org For: Belcourt Theatre When: Sun., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. 03 What: Dinner on the Bridge Where: Belcourt Theatre For: Greenways for Nashville Party note: Screening of Muscle When: Thurs., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Shoals documentary Where: Shelby St. Pedestrian Bridge Tariff: $60/person, gratis for patrons Co-chairs: Angela and Jerry Info: belcourt.org Bostleman 08 What: iNDie at Gruhn Guitars Tariff: $175/person Info: greenwaysfornashville.org For: Belcourt Theatre When: Tues., Oct. 8, 6 p.m. 03 What: iNDie Made Where: Gruhn Guitars For: Belcourt Theatre Tariff: $150/patron When: Thurs., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Info: belcourt.org Where: Marathon Village 09 Tariff: $40/person, gratis for patrons What: HHH Patrons Luncheon Info: belcourt.org For: Hospital Hospitality House When: Wed., Oct. 9, 11 a.m. 03 What: A Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thanksgiving Where: Renaissance Hotel Kick-Off Co-chairs: Dick and Sharalena Miller, For: Renewal House Jim and Laurie Seabury When: Wed., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Party note: Featuring Dennis Regan Where: Marathon Village Info: hhhnashville.org Party note: Music by Muddy Dust, 09 What: Annual Luncheon food by Chef Donovan Tariff: $150/person For: Nashville Civic Design Center Info: renewalhouse.org When: Wed., Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. Where: Hilton Nashville Downtown 04 What: Dueling Cocktails Party note: Speaker Arthur C. Nelson For: Belmont Mansion Tariff: $100/person When: Fri., Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. Info: civicdesigncenter.org/events Where: Byrd Home Tariff: $125/person Info: belmontmansion.com

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12 What: First Night Supper Club What: Salute to Excellence For: Center for Nonprofit Mgmt. For: TN Repertory Theatre When: Wed., Oct. 9, 6 p.m. When: Sat., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. Where: Renaissance Hotel Where: TN State Museum Tariff: $50/nonprofit, $150/corporate Party note: Dinner before The Info: cnm.org Importance of Being Earnest Tariff: $90 or $115/person 10 What: Pearls and Pinstripes Info: tennesseerep.org/first-nightFor: TN Coalition to End supper-club Domestic Violence 12 What: Pearl Fishers Premiere Dinner When: Thurs., Oct. 10, 6 p.m. Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel For: Nashville Opera Tariff: $100/person When: Sat., Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. Info: tncoalition.org Where: Waller Lansden City Center Tariff: $85/person 11 What: Authors in the Round Info: 832-5242 For: Humanities TN 12 When: Fri., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. What: Building Bridges Through Art Where: War Memorial Auditorium For: Bridges Domestic Co-chairs: Neil Hemphill and Violence Center Helen Hemphill When: Sat., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Tariff: $200/person Where: CharacterEYES Info: humanitiestennessee.org Tariff: Gratis Info: bridgesdvc.org 11 What: The Royal Gala 15 For: TN Hemophilia & Bleeding What: Academy for Women of When: Fri., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. Achievement Celebration Where: Loveless Barn For: YWCA Tariff: $150/person When: Tues., Oct. 15, 5:45 p.m. Info: thbdf.org Where: Renaissance Hotel Co-chairs: Beth Fortune and 11 What: Southern Festival of Books Rita Mitchell For: Humanities TN Party note: Honoring Lauren Brisky, When: Oct. 11-13 Vera Stevens Chatman, Becky Harrell, Where: War Memorial Plaza Beth Harwell, Hedy Weinberg Tariff: Gratis and Brenda Wynn Info: humanitiestennessee.org Tariff: $175/person Info: ywcanashville.com 12 What: Once in a Blue Moon 15 For: Land Trust for TN What: Friends of Nashville Ballet When: Sat., Oct. 12, 6 p.m. Season Kick-Off Party Where: The Farm at Meeting For: Nashville Ballet of the Waters When: Tues., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Co-chairs: Jodi Banks, Collins Where: Jackson Hall Lobby, TPAC Hooper and Clark Harwell Tariff: $50/person, $75/couple Tariff: $225/person Info: nashvilleballet.com Info: landtrusttn.org/events 15 What: Welcome to the Circle 12 What: iNDie Alloy Orchestra at For: Magdalene House/Thistle Farms Third Man Records When: Tues., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. For: Belcourt Theatre Where: Ryman Auditorium When: Sat., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Party note: Jeff Hanna, Jennifer Where: Third Man Records Nettles and the women of Party note: Alloy Orchestra Magdalene House perform accompanies showing of Man Tariff: Gratis but reservations required with a Movie Camera Info: thistlefarms.org Tariff: $45/person, gratis 17 for patrons What: The Night Of The Elephant Info: belcourt.org Patrons Party For: Elephant Sanctuary When: Thurs., Oct. 17


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What: Farm to Fork For: Cumberland River Compact When: Thurs., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Where: Green Door Gourmet Tariff: $75/person Info: cumberlandrivercompact.org What: St. Luke’s Speakeasy For: St. Luke’s Community House When: Fri., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Where: OZ Nashville Info: stlukescommunityhouse.org What: Agape Animal Ball For: Agape Animal Rescue When: Sat., Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Where: Events on 3rd Tariff: $130/person Info: agaperescue.org/animalball

22 What: Inspire Nashville For: Possibilities!, Inc. and Onsite When: Tues., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. Where: Château de Amore at the Alphin Residence Party note: Honoring Pete Fisher Info: inspirenashville.net

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What: Conservancy Gala Patrons For: The Conservancy When: Tues., Oct. 22, 6 p.m. Where: Stringer Home Co-chairs: Hope and Howard Stringer, Brooks and Bert Mathews Tariff: $1,000/patron Info: conservancyonline.com What: Evening of Promise For: Blake McMeans Promise Tour When: Thurs., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Where: Loveless Barn Tariff: $125/person Info: blakemcmeans.com What: A Night of Music for Neply For: My Life Speaks When: Thurs., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Where: OZ Nashville Tariff: $75/person Info: mylifespeaks.com

24 What: Artclectic For: University School of Nashville When: Oct. 24-26 Where: USN Co-chairs: Carrington Fox, Kelly Linton, Arnita Ozgener

Tariff: $125/Benefactors Party, $20/ Community Party, gratis on Saturday Info: artclectic.org

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What: Reading Roundup For: United Way, Books from Birth and Imagination Library When: Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Where: The Loveless Barn Tariff: $75/person Info: readingroundup.org

26 What: The Night Of The Elephant For: Elephant Sanctuary When: Sat., Oct. 26 Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Co-chairs: Carla Nelson, Deby Pitts, Dancey Sanders, Patsy Weigel Info: facebook.com/ thenightoftheelephant

26 What: The Blue J Cafe For: GJCC When: Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Where: GJCC Party note: Music by Fred Wilhelm, Matthew Perryman Jones, The Stellas and Jay Knowles plus Lennon and Maisy from Nashville Tariff: $59 or $99/person Info: nashvillejcc.org

27What: Sunday in the Park For: Friends of Warner Parks When: Sun., Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m. Where: Ridge Field at Warner Park Co-chairs: Sylvia Bradbury and Ann Dobson Tariff: $200/person Info: 370-8053

27What: Tastefully Unpredictable For: GLBT Chamber of Commerce When: Sun., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. Where: OZ Nashville Co-chairs: Scotty Glasgow and Bruce Pittman Tariff: $75/VIP, $40/general Info: nashvilleglbtchamber.org

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What: Rock the Cradle For: Neonatal Unit at St. Thomas When: Tues., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Where: Loveless Barn Co-chairs: Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson Party note: Featuring Jake Owen Tariff: $1,000-10,000/sponsor Info: rockthecradlenashville.com


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Happy Birthday, Adelaide 1947

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et it be known that Nfocus is a huge fan of Adelaide Davis. She has welcomed us and advised us in more ways than we can explain. When we heard she was celebrating a major milestone this year, we determined that she had certainly earned herself a whole page. At the beginning of September, feisty Adelaide turned 100 and we were there to celebrate at the Junior League Headquarters, one of the many organizations that has benefited from her generosity. A bevy of cupcakes, a giant “Happy Birthday” sing-along and plenty of friends, new and old, were on hand to wish the past JLN president a Happy 100th. Happy Birthday, dear Adelaide! Our city is a better place because you’re in it.

Adelaide Davis celebrates the money raised at the 1947 Junior League of Nashville Paper Sale

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