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star STRUCK Add shine to look famous at Derby PAGE 30


FASHION

HORSEPOWER Get your fashion inspiration from the horses PAGE 66


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Hats PAGE 48


SPARKLE! Derby looks that rival Thunder PAGE 84


APRIL 2014 / CONTENTS CELEBRATING 22 YEARS

Volume 25 8 Number 4

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12 In Our Issue BY ANITA OLDHAM

14 What Works BY LUCY M. PRITCHETT

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16 Survival Skills BY MARIE BRADBY

18 Turning Point BY LUCY M. PRITCHETT

20 Dance into Derby BY TIFFANY WHITE

22 22 Things

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BY ANITA OLDHAM

32 Star Struck BY JESSICA ALYEA & ALISSA HICKS

38 Get the Look 40 Host a Derby Party BY MELISSA DONALD & ANITA OLDHAM

46 Derby Party Sources 48 T  oppers BY ANITA OLDHAM

52 P  ink!

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BY ALISSA HICKS

54 M  an! He looks good! BY ALISSA HICKS

56 T  he Agenda

Hat by Polly Singer, $345, hatsandveils.net

BY CATHY ZION

60 W  ellness Watch BY TORIE TEMPLE

 eady to 62 R Change Your Life BY MELISSA DONALD

66 Fashion Horsepower BY TIFFANY WHITE, JESSICA ALYEA, & ALISSA HICKS

78 P  assions BY BELLA PORTARO

80 Hot Happenings BY TIFFANY WHITE & GIOIA PATTON

84 Make it Thunder BY TIFFANY WHITE

90 Before You Go BY ALISSA HICKS

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APRIL 2014 / IN OUR ISSUE

C E L E B R AT I N G 2 2 Y E A R S

Volume 25 8 Number 4

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pril is the perfect month, especially around Kentucky, as it starts with blooming trees and flowers and ends with the excitement of a giant festival. This month brings the “necessity” of shopping for something colorful to wear — hopefully a hat to wear to the big race or a lovely dress for Easter. So embrace the month, try on at least one hat, go see something — a parade, a bed race, Dawn at the Downs, the balloons… something. Rest in May.

Leave everyone wondering which is the more interesting piece of work...you or your hat. — Unknown

ON OUR COVER Cassidy Gedling is a student at Indiana University Southeast studying biology. PHOTO by

Melissa Donald

MAKEUP: Denise Cardwell, Blades Salon

& Spa; Hat, $575, by Angie Schultz, Attitudes by Angie, AttitudesbyAngie.com CREDIT: Hat by Lisa Lake-Roedemeier, Madam Foo Foo Couture, $520, 502.807.5887

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“I never know how many horses I will need to see in a day. Sometimes 10, sometimes 20.” Mary Jo’s job as an equine therapist takes her to racetracks, show barns, paddocks, and fields.

WHAT WORKS

What works for the horse is what works for equine therapist Mary Jo Robke. Interview by LUCY M. PRITCHETT / Photo by MELISSA DONALD

MARY JO ROBKE, 50

Equine therapist HOMETOWN: Amelia, Ohio NEIGHBORHOOD:

South Louisville HOUSEHOLD: Son Ryan, 18.

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Mary Jo knows and loves horses — her father was a trainer and also owned horses while she was growing up. “I have been with horses all my life,” she says. “They are my first love. I rode my first horse at age 3. When I was 9, I galloped my first racehorse on a track. My dad’s guidance consisted of ‘just keep her between the fences.’” She tried a career as a nurse but found she preferred the company of horses, so she trained as an equine therapist with Dr. Marvin Cain, Kentucky veterinarian and co-founder of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and apprenticed with equine therapist Diane Bolz.

Today, dressed in Levis and most likely a purple T-shirt with a pair of Earth Vegan shoes, Mary Jo is up with the sun and checking in with clients — trainers and owners — to see if any of their horses need a little TLC, Mary Jo-style. She spends winters at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans and the rest of the year seeing clients in Kentucky. “I start with a visual assessment of the horse and discern levels of comfort or discomfort,” she says. “I use pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to target inflammation or soothe muscle injuries and soreness.” Always dreaming of ways to help the horses that have so

enriched her life, Mary Jo developed Headliners, an equine cooling product that has been in the works since 2012 and will be introduced to the market this year just before Derby. “It is difficult to cool down an overheated horse,” she says. “The material used in Headliners extracts or pulls the heat out from a horse instead of driving the cold in, which is what happens when ice is used. It isn’t shocking to the horse like when applying ice.” Headliners will cool the horse using a body blanket, head pieces, and leg wraps. “I am passionate about what I do,” Mary Jo says. “I am always looking for ways to improve the lives of horses.”

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Survival Skills

Jo-An’s survival advice for bartenders and other workers who have to rely on tips:

By MARIE BRADBY Photo by MELISSA DONALD

1. Engage your

customers. “You have to talk a lot, even if your feet are hurting so bad you want to cry.”

2. Get to know your

customers. “I’ve waited on some of them for 26 years. I know their families and children. They even took up a collection to help me with funeral expenses for my son, who passed away unexpectedly at age 29.”

3.

Don’t worry about making money. “Just have fun, and the money will come.”

Jo-An Holleman Bartender, Churchill Downs

4. Wear comfortable

A Party Every Day

J

o-An Holleman can’t wait to go to work every day. “It’s so much fun,” says Jo-An, who has been a bartender at Churchill Downs for 26 years. “I love it. Ninety-nine percent of the people are happy and old friends. It’s like a party every day.” In the off season, Jo-An serves drinks in The Parlay, the track’s simulcast wagering operation that includes the Gold Room for VIPs. “This is like a corner bar,” she says about the area, which has wall-to-wall flatscreen TVs and is where players can make wagers on races at other tracks. “You see the same people every day. If you don’t see them, it’s like you wonder how they’re doing.” During live racing, Jo-An is in the Paddock Bar where things can get really crazy, especially during the Kentucky Derby when more than 164,000 people are jockeying for a libation. Her Derby Day begins at 6 in the morning and ends 16 hours later. After her first Derby in 1988, Jo-An says she couldn’t

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even walk. “You’re waiting on people the whole time,” she says. “You have to make the drinks so fast; you have to be a speed demon. But it’s so exciting. Everybody is so happy, even if they’re losing.” She’s met famous trainers, jockeys, owners, and celebrities; she’s even had a horse named after her. “I feel like I’m in some kind of movie or something,” she says. Jo-An’s true passion for the sport means she feels the ups and down of racing. She cried when Eight Belles collapsed in 2008 after the filly ran the race of her life in the Run for the Roses and had to be euthanized. Jo-An also felt the pain of many fans when the Breeder’s Cup favorite mare Zenyatta was beaten by a nose after being undefeated in 19 races. “The whole place was quiet,” she says. “But it just made me love her more.” Jo-An is also involved in the Race for Grace, an event that benefits the children of workers on the backside of the track.

shoes. “If your feet hurt, you are not going to be in a good mood.”

5.

Stay positive. “I cannot stand people who complain. They drag you down.”

Red Rose Created by Jo-An Holleman

11/4 oz. vodka 1/2 oz. pomegranate juice Four dashes Triple Sec Shake, pour over ice, and top off with 7-Up or Sprite and a cherry.

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HER MANE ATTRACTION She looks to capture the horse in action By LUCY M. PRITCHETT Photo by MELISSA DONALD

KATHY SEELBACH HUNTER, 61 Hunter Graphics & Photography Neighborhood: Sellersburg, Ind. Household: Lucy, her 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier kathyhunterphotography.com

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Kathy Hunter’s turning point was more of a turning to than a turning from. She was happily working in visual merchandising as an in-store display stylist for Macy’s, a career she’d had for 20 years. She was considering a second source of income, and since her lifelong hobby had been photography, it seemed the perfect choice to pursue. So in 2007, Kathy began her new journey by picking up her camera. Three years later, she retired from Macy’s. “Both my grandfather and my father were amateur photographers,” Kathy says. “So, I guess I inherited my interest from them. My father kept a darkroom in the house, although he much preferred taking photographs to developing them. My grandfather had lots of camera equipment. On Sundays, we would go to his house and spend time looking through his many photo albums.” The grandfather she speaks of was the son of Louis Seelbach, founder and owner of Louisville’s iconic Seelbach Hotel. Kathy’s interest in horses came from two uncles: Warner Jones, owner of Hermitage Farms and the only person to breed winners of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and a Breeders’ Cup race; and David Reynolds, owner of Tabasco Cat, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1994. Kathy started her business by taking portraits and working a wedding or two, but her fondness for horses and racing soon nudged its way to the forefront. Now, Kathy spends her time with her camera at the backside of Churchill Downs during racing season. Or at Keeneland in Lexington. Or even just the pastures in the neighborhood near her Sellersburg home. “I look to capture the horse in action with its flowing mane,” she says. “But more than that, I want to show the horse’s attitude — its spirit.” TODAY’S WOMAN


Dance Derby ~ into ~

Louisville Ballet dancer Christy Corbitt Miller shows you how to stay in step with the perfect hat.

By TIFFANY WHITE Photos: MELISSA DONALD Makeup: MARIE FULKERSON

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CHRISTY IS WEARING HATS BY (L-R): Glitz by Gin, $599, available at Sunny Daize, 11809 Shelbyville Road, 502.244.5580; Glorielaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Designs, $329, 502.510.6052; Tatiana Rakhmanina, $750, info@trhats.com; The Willow Tree, $599, 657 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, 502.423.9822; Kenzie Kapp, $275, kenziekapp.com; Tatiana Rakhmanina, $695, info@trhats.com; Jan Wutkowski, $565, jan@hatshatshats.com.

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22THINGS Why 22? Because we are 22 years old!

Happenings, news, celebrations, and tidbits that caught Today’s Woman’s eye this month. By ANITA OLDHAM

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Derby advice all month long at TodaysWomanNow.com

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Check out Geoffrey Beene’s limited edition line of Kentucky Derby ties, available at Macy’s for $55.

Amanda Gibbons

Christen Congleton

Photos by MELISSA DONALD

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“I myself have 12 hats, and each one represents a different personality. Why just be yourself?”

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- M A R G A R E T AT W O O D TODAY’S WOMAN

COURTESY PHOTOS

Louisville native Ashley Cecil Paulisick painted the label for the 2014 commemorative Early Times Mint Julep bottle, the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Ashley used to illustrate women’s portraits for Today’s Woman several years ago. Look for her in town the week prior to the Derby at bottle-signing events.


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DID WE CHOOSE THE RIGHT COVER? Photos by MELISSA DONALD

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Lauren Burkhardt

Consider helping out the Latin America Discipleship Outreach, a nonprofit organization working in Colombia, South America, supporting Edgar and Julie (Kiesler) Zuluaga and their ministry to the Colombian people. Their fundraising event on April 26 will be at Navilleton Activity Center, 6924 Navilleton Rd. Floyds Knobs. Call 812.923.8772 for tickets.

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Julie is from Southern Indiana and will be able to attend the event with her family.


22 THINGS Behind the

scenes

FIFTEEN

SIXTEEN

Seen @ Derby 2013

It takes a whole lot of people to make a photo shoot work well. Our team of professionals changed with each shoot, but thanks to the following people who made our models look so Derby-perfect. Micheal Jecker did hair for the Thunder, Star Struck, and Fashion Horsepower shoots. Micheal happens to be a big Star Wars fan and helped us with props, including R2D2.

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Elizabeth Burrice

seventeen

Hat from Christine A. Moore (additional details 6). on page 34).

Louisville Girls Leadership is a leadership development program designed for female students ages 15 to 18. Students will have an opportunity to come together from all areas of Jefferson County to develop life skills and alliances that will enable them to become visionary community leaders. The second annual Girls IdeaFestival will be April 26, 12:30 to 5pm at Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Health Science Campus. louisvillegirlsleadership.org

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Denise Cardwell, stylist and makeup artist at Blades Salon and Spa, did makeup for our cover 6). and the Fashion Horsepower shoot (page 64).

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Lorie Karnes recreated famous women with her makeup on the Star Struck shoot 2). (page 30).

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Isidro Valencia created fireworks 4). at the Thunder shoot (page 82).

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Hat by Kenzie Kapp

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22 THINGS

19. Our jobs aren’t always glamorous... Erin Fust joined me in holding sparklers to create the effect in our fireworks shoot (page 82). 4). Erin did the fashion styling for that shoot.

Erin TWENTY-ONE

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Cara McHugh & Lindsey Ackerman

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COURTESY PHOTOS

Janet Wolanin Alexander (right), a retired teacher and now owner of Swishtails, has been helping women create a very unique bond with their horses by making jewelry from real horse hair. “When one thinks of Louisville, horses and the arts spring to mind,” Janet says. “If you place the first and last letters of ‘horse’ in front of ‘art,’ you get ‘heart,’ and heart is what Swishtails is all about.” Janet makes bracelets and necklaces in many varieties. “By making a woman a one-of-a-kind bracelet or necklace from the hair of her own horse, I provide her with a unique way of demonstrating her love.”

Lili Gil & Chris Valletta

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Professional Connections

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BPW- Business and Professional Women- New Albany Every 3rd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Contact for information & reservation. Tuckers, 2441 State St. Nadine Wilkinson 502.523.1698

MLWPC - Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus Every 4th Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Olmsted Bistro at Masonic Homes 3701 Frankfort Avenue Sherry Conner 502.776.2051 mayorconner@insightbb.com

BPW- Business & Professional Women- River City Every 2nd Wed. • Noon Lunch and Program noon-1pm The Bristol-Downtown 614 West Main Street 502.499.4420, bpwrc.org bpwreserve@gmail.com

NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners Every 3rd Tues. info@nawbolouisville.org nawbolouisville.org

CBPW - Christian Business & Professional Women Every Second Thursday (Odd months only) • Noon Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Cathy Scrivner 502.664.4565 cbpweast@gmail.com EWI - Executive Women International- Kentuckiana Every 3rd Tues. • 5:30 p.m. Contact for information & reservation Dotty Wettig dw1122@att.com The Heart Link Network Every 1st Wed. • 6:30 p.m. Inverness at Hurstbourne Condos 1200 Club House Drive Barbara Madore 502.377.8625 40222.theheartlinknetwork.com

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National Association of Women in Construction Every 2nd Mon. • 5:30 p.m. Call for meeting location Patty Stewart 812.288.4208 #121 Network Now Every 2nd Fri. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Lee Ann Lyle 502.836.1422 lee@lalcomputers.com Southern Indiana Women’s Networking Group Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn-Lakeview 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville info@soindwng.org WIN - Women in Networking Every 2nd Wed. • 11:15 a.m. Oxmoor Country Club 9000 Limehouse Lane

IAAP - International Association of Administrative ProfessionalsLouisville Every 2nd Thurs. • 6 p.m. Location Varies – See website for details. iaap-louisville.org

WIN - Women in Networking II Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Louisville East 1325 Hurstbourne Pkwy Kim Fusting 502.267.7066 kimins@bellsouth.net gowin2.com

League of Women Voters Every 3rd Mon. • 6 p.m. Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave. Pat Murrell 502.895.5218 info@lwvlouisville.org

WIN- Women in Networking III Every 2nd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Laurel Lee 810.8919 win3louisville.com

Legal Secretaries of Louisville Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Bristol Bar & Grille 614 West Main Street Elizabeth Harbolt 502.568.5446 elizabeth.harbolt@skofirm.com legalseclou-ky.org

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Every 1st Fri. Roundtable • 8:30a.m. Location – TBA Sharron Johnson 502.566.6076 #104 sjohnson@cvcky.org cvcky.org/womensbusiness center.html Women’s Council of Realtors Every 3rd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Big Spring Country Club 5901 Dutchmans lane Elizabeth Monarch 502.551.1286 Elizabeth@elizabethmonarchgroup.com

ZONTA- Advancing The Status of Women Every 1st Thurs. • 6 p.m. Logan’s Steakhouse 5005 Shelbyville Road Joyce Seymour 502.553.9241 jespud@bellsouth.net Listings are on per month basis. To list your meeting for free, email your meeting date, time, location, contact info and website to advertising@todayspublications.com or call 502.327.8855 ext. 14. Deadline for inclusion in next issue is 4/8. TODAY’S WOMAN WOMAN TODAY’S


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If Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby went to Derby…

By JESSICA ALYEA and ALISSA HICKS Photos: MELISSA DONALD Hair: MICHEAL JECKER Makeup: LORIE KARNES

You don’t need to be a star to look like one. Do your own fashion interpretation of what your celebrity look-alike would wear to Derby to draw some stares.

LINDSEY CORRIE IS WEARING: Head piece, $88, by Britni Knable, shopheadcandi.com; dress, $263, from Olivia & Co., 4903 Brownsboro Road, 502.426.4046; Vince Camuto shoes, $79, available at Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road; Tassel pearl necklace, Collections, $38, 1301 Herr Lane; Pearl double strand necklace and bracelets, Olivia & Co. $48

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TODAY’S WOMAN


If Kate Middleton went to Derby…

ALDEN KRAUSSE IS WEARING: Fascinator

by Badgley Mischka, $65, from Olivia & Co., 4903 Brownsboro Road; dress by Ted Baker, $325, Boutique Serendipity, 1301 Herr Lane; Antonio Melani shoes, $70, Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road; Clutch not for sale by Kate Spade

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If Princess Leia went to Derby…

BRIENNE MERTEN IS WEARING: Hat from Christine A. Moore, $650; dress, Raoul, $460, both items available at Rodes, 4938 Brownsboro Road, 502.753.7633; Antonio Melani shoes, $79.99, available at Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road.

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Get the Look this e Try Ka t e v i t na it. alter ton outf le Midd

r Je cke l a e h Mic a braid d e d ad to g ive n io s n exte incess r P l a e ar ok. Leia lo ALDEN KRAUSSE IS WEARING: Dress and jacket by Milly, $435 (dress), $595, (jacket); Clodhoppers, 3725 Lexington Road. Fascinator by aMuse, $675, Jan Wutkowski, jan@hatshatshats.com; shoes, Antonio Melani, $70, Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road; Clutch not for sale by Kate Spade.

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T hese t-s shoes t trap nicely ie in wit vintag h this e sty le .

LINDSEY CORRIE IS WEARING: Dress, Ted Baker, $275, Boutique Serendipity, 131 Herr Lane; Hat, Polly Singer (St. James Park) $295, hatsandveils.net; Alex Marie shoes from Dillard’s 5000 Shelbyville Road; Watch, Olivia & Co. $65, 4903 Brownsboro Road, 502.426.4046.

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Host a

Derby Party

Not heading to the track? We have some ideas for an easy Derby party that has Kentucky all over it, including buffets, brownies, and bourbon.

By MELISSA DONALD and ANITA OLDHAM Photos by MELISSA DONALD

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Hot Brown Buffet Let your guests create their own hot brown plates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; either based on the original or more creative versions. (See sources page 46.)

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Brownie Buffet Keep it simple with these locally made brownies and sauces that your guests can keep going back to as they watch the horses.

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* tip *

Dip and freeze individual scoops of ice cream before the party to have it ready to serve.

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Chew on the Details

FROM DRINK TABLE: Tulips from Nance Floral Shoppe, Inc. (624 E. Spring Street, New Albany, 812.945.5225). Mint Julep Sugar and Kentucky Mint Julep Mix available at Taste of Kentucky (11800 Shelbyville Road, 502.244.3355). Bourbon Barrel Red wine from Old 502 Winery (1205 10th Street, 502.540.5650) for those who want something besides a julep.

FROM HOT BROWN BUFFET: Pretzel croissant from Klaus Bakery (available at Anchorage Cafe, Beargrass Church and Bardstown Road Farmers’ Markets), Asiago and Caraway Rye Bread from Breadworks (3628 Brownsboro Road, 502.254.2885), Beaten biscuits, ham biscuit slices, Makers Mark Gourmet sauce, and Bourbon Smoked Pepper available at Taste of Kentucky. Sungold Tomato Jam, Apple Butter with Woodford Bourbon Jam, and Red Onion Rosemary Jam by Beth Fowle at Full Heart Farm (St Matthews, Bardstown Road, and other farmers markets). Silver horse platter, jockey serving knives, plate with spire knife, jockey towel, and hot brown plate available at Taste of Kentucky.

MINT JULEP RECIPE (from The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book) 1 ounce simple syrup 5-7 mint leaves (Kentucky Colonel variety if available) 3 ounces Kentucky Bourbon 3 ounces water In large mixing glass pour simple syrup, add mint and muddle well. Add bourbon and water. Fill with crushed ice and shake. Garnish with a large sprig of fresh mint and add a long straw.

FROM DESSERT TABLE: Mint Chocolate Brownies from Cheddar Box (3909 Chenoweth Square, 502.893.2324) and Toasted Pecan Brownies, Caramel Bourbon Sauce, and Fudge Sauce from Copper Cupcake (10616 Meeting Street, Prospect, 502.708.2418). Woodford Reserve Bourbon balls and Derby Diva wineglass available at Taste of Kentucky. Pink horse by Audrey Schulz (audreyschulzhorses.com). Horseshoe by mybejeweledhorseshoe.com TODAY’S WOMAN


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2. Hat by Gabriel Amar for Frank Olive $450 Von Maur, 7900 Shelbyville Road, 502.425.7100

3. Hat by Dee’s $299, 5045 Shelbyville Road, St. Matthews, 502.896.6755

4. Hat by Bridget Early $100 mixedmediaby bridget.com

5. Hat by Christine A. Moore $998, Rodes 4938 Brownsboro Road #200, 502.753.7633

6. Hat by Social Hattitudes $325, Olivia & Co., 4903 Brownsboro Road, 502.777.8507

Dress by BGBGMAXAZRIA $268, Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400


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2. Hat by Glitz by Gin $599, can be found at Sunny Daize, 11809 Shelbyville Road, 502.244.5580

3. Hat by Designs by Tony $250, designsbytony.net

4. Hat by aMuse $650, hatshatshats.com

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6. Hat by Social Hattitudes, $325, Olivia & Co.

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Pink! 

Styling by ALISSA HICKS Photography by MELISSA DONALD

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cheat sheet for pink accessories, the official color of the Oaks horse race.

1 Hat from Glitz by Gin $399, available at Sunny Daize, 11809 Shelbyville Road, 502.244.5580 2 Necklace by Summer Eliason $275, 3702 Lexington Road, 502.387.9901 3 Earrings, Modern Elegance $18, 3921 Chenoweth Square 4 Bracelet, Modern Elegance $34, 3921 Chenoweth Square 5 Clutch by Ted Baker, Boutique Serendipity $125, 1301 Herr Lane, 502.423.0058 6 Necklace, Chartreuse $26.50, 1301 Herr Lane, 502.409.7082 7 Earrings by Summer Eliason, Blink Boutique $74, 3706 Lexington Road, 502.899.9885 8 Necklace, Blink Boutique $118, 3706 Lexington Road, 502.899.9885; 9 Wrap bracelet by Vita Fede, Blink Boutique, price upon request, 3706 Lexington Road, 502.899.9885 10 Necklace, Pink Julep Boutique $25, 3935 Chenoweth Square, 502.895.4155 11 Earrings by J. Reid, Collections $18, 1301 Herr Lane, 502.749.7200

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MAN! He Looks Good! Styling by ALISSA HICKS Photos by MELISSA DONALD

Give your guy a fashion lesson on adding a pop of color and creativity to his Derby attire.

MICHAEL MURRELL IS WEARING: Shirt by Bugatchi, $129; pants by Jamie Sadock, $89; jacket by Renoir, $200; tie by Dominic Pangborn, $105; pocket square by Seaward & Stearn, $75; hat by Steno, $60. Available at Shirts Ties N Links, 1321 Herr Lane, 502.425.1269

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So many hats… so little time ON TWITTER

It’s starting! @KyDerbyFestival They’re Off Luncheon 4/11. Sports guy @KirkHerbstreit of @ESPN will be speaking. April 13 means it’s time for tea @KyDerbyFestival Princess Tea Party! #royaletiquette #letmefindmytiara Join us at #HatsForHope on 4/17 to help @jgbcc fight cancer! hatsforhopelouisville.org

to share these amazing hats with you in this annual Derby/April issue. Also, we’re sharing information about the many Derby-related events that help support our local charities. One of my favorites is Hats for Hope, where proceeds benefit the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. If you haven’t been to this event in the past, mark it down right now on your calendar: April 17 from 6-9:30pm. New and gently used Derby hats will be available during the silent auction. Match up that hat with a purse from Mom’s Closet Resource Center’s Winning Purse Luncheon on April 30 at Churchill Downs. A terrific selection of unique purses will be auctioned to raise funds to help single moms. To the rest of the world, the Kentucky Derby might be the greatest two minutes in sports. But to locals, it’s much more… it’s the greatest month of celebrating and funding our charities.

So much fashion at Wellspring Derby Preview @ChurchillDowns 4/22, 6pm

Cathy Zion Publisher Today’s Woman

Love the @kdfparade! But the preview lets you view up close - Join @TodaysFamilyNow on 4/29. Come to @ChurchillDowns for the #WinningPurseLuncheon on April 30 for Mom’s Closet. #buying&helping winningpurseluncheon.com #KDFWineFest is finally here! Come and see @TodaysWomanNow and get a charm with your drink on Apr 29 or 30. #sipandsmile :)

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itting amidst a plethora of Derby hats since mid-February has conjured visions of springtime. While most people consider the chirping of robins or the blooming of daffodils as the first sign of spring, mine came even earlier. As Derby hats designed by milliners from across the country arrived, my office was transformed into the staging area for hats and fascinators boasting colors of every hue and Not sure how to trimmed with ribbons, feathers, and bows. Despite the snow and wear a hat? Go to cold outside, I had spring surrounding me. TodaysWomanNo w.com The hours and hours of fashion shoots are over, allowing us


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Women’s accessories, Handbags, Jewelry, Hats and Unique Gifts Derby Hats by Award-Winning Milliner C.K. Nobles and In-house Designer Jocelyn Dave.

Spring is here, and it’s time to store your furs. With our cleaning & storage special, your fur will be professionally cleaned, glazed and put into cold storage for as low as $64.95. Or, you can just have storage as low as $35. We also do restyling, and all services are done on the premises. Hours for April: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-4pm 1249 South Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222 • 502.327.3822 Located in Plainview Shopping Center (facing Linn Station Rd)

Boutique Serendipity Fabulous Derby and Spring fashions! Shop our new fashions… just in! We have it all: Dresses, Hats, Accessories & Shoes. And, we will help you put it all together — stop in for a fashion consultation. Westport Village, 1201 Herr Lane, Louisville 502.423.0058 Facebook.com/ BoutiqueSerendipity Hours: Mon.–Sat. 10-6 Thurs. 10-7 Sun. 11-4

The Bridal Suite of Louisville The Bridal Suite selects gowns only from the most reputable design houses in the bridal market. Many of our gowns can only be found in our boutique because we believe your gown should be as UNIQUE as YOU! When it comes to your wedding gown — the most important gown you will ever wear — don’t settle for less than a gown from The Bridal Suite. 9948 Linn Station Rd Louisville, KY 40223 thebridalsuiteoflouisville.com

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Upcoming Derby Hat Trunk Shows by Georgi From now through Derby Day we will have special trunk showings of new Derby Hats by Georgi. Georgi’s custom, handcrafted hats are very popular with Derbygoers, and her creations exemplify what women consider the traditional Derby hat.

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Olivia & Co. Large selection of Oaks & Derby Attire! Olivia & Co. has you covered from head to toe!

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Splitting Hairs Salon & Boutique

Modern Elegance has a great selection of women’s shoes, accessories and apparel. A classy take on the latest trends with brands including Seychelles, Yosi Samra, David Kahn and many other boutique brands. Find your complete outfit at a moderate price! M.E. Modern Elegance 3921 Chenoweth Square 502.883.4721 facebook.com/ memodernelegance

Announcing a new boutique within Louisville’s well-known salon! Excellent variety of gift items, most under $25. Designer items also available, including HOBO bags. Great selection to choose from. 4804 Brownsboro Center Louisville, KY 40207 • 502.895.1006

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FLOWER POWER One out of five people suffer from seasonal allergies, but those spring flowers may not be the culprit, says Dr. James Sublett of Family Allergy and Asthma. Pollens from fragrant, colorful flowers tend to be heavy, waxy, and sticky, making them less likely to be airborne. So go ahead, stop and smell the roses.

HORSEPLAY

Through hippotherapy, horses provide legs for children with neuromuscular disorders who may not be mobile. “A horse is as close to a human gate as you can get, giving the kids a chance to feel this natural movement,” says Kim Wheatley, physical therapist and founder of Upside Therapeutic Riding. > facebook.com/UpsideTherapeuticRiding

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POISON CONTROL Poison ivy can be found in more places than just the woods: Firewood, dogs, and shoestrings that have been in contact with this devious plant can pass on the rashcausing poison, says local family care physician Dr. Eric Hilgeford. If you are exposed to poison ivy, wash the area with soap and water within 30 minutes to avoid breaking out. LEVITATING LOTIONS If water is the first ingredient in your lotion, money could actually be evaporating from your hands. Dr. Sunita Crittenden, a dermatologist at Brownsboro Dermatology, says, “The more water in lotion, the more likely it will evaporate rather than absorb into the skin.” Dr. Crittenden recommends petroleum-based ointments or creams containing dimethicone.

The Weight Loss Ratio “The best way to lose and maintain a healthy weight,” says Marsha Hilgeford, a cardiac rehab dietitian at Baptist Hospital, “is to distribute calories as 25 percent at breakfast, 50 percent midday and snack, and 25 percent for evening.” Just remember the combination, 25-50-25.

That’s No Bologna! Nitrates in cured meats such as hotdogs and bologna have been linked to headaches. If you suffer from headaches, you might want to pass on the hot dog at Slugger Field. Source: Marsha Hilgeford, cardiac rehab dietitian at Baptist Hospital

In Lighter News... Those with light-colored eyes are at higher risk of UV damage. According to Dr. Farah Ikram, an ophthalmologist at Children’s Eye Specialists, more UV rays are allowed to pass through eyes with light pigmentation. Be sure to always pack sunglasses and a hat if spending a day in the sun.

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READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? Story and Photos by MELISSA DONALD

We are in the final stretch for this year’s weight loss challenge and two of our participants are extremely close to reaching their weight loss goal. Everyone is looking more toned, inches have been reduced, and everyone is feeling great!

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DEBBIE MOESSINGER Age: 63 Weight: 165 - lost 20 pounds BMI: 28.9 Total inches lost: 4.5 (waist & hip measurements)

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BETSY WELLS Age: 28 Weight: 141 - lost 20 pounds BMI: 25.9 Total inches lost: 6 (waist & hip measurements) TODAY’S WOMAN


THE FOOD Home Cuisine continues to provide three meals a day for both Julie Spencer and Betsy Wells for the duration of the program. Both Julie and Betsy have lost a total of 41 pounds on Home Cuisine’s Paleo Diet. The menu completely eliminates gluten, starchy carbohydrates, dairy, sugar, legumes, and all processed foods. Home Cuisine’s chefs prepare portion-controlled food and have it ready for pickup at Rainbow Blossom twice a week. Left: Enchiladas with broccoli from Home Cuisine

THE EXERCISE JULIE’S SPECIALIST: Dr. Louis Heuser Heuser Health - River Road Location 2040 Metal Lane Louisville 502.893.7833 heuserhealth.com

DEBBIE’S TRAINER Heather Collier Fitness 19 109 Blankenbaker Parkway Louisville 502.244.0919 fitness19.com/centers/louisville

BETSY’S TRAINER Stephanie Bristow B. You Fitness - Springhurst Location 10513 Fischer Park Drive Louisville 502.930.2348 byoufitness.com

B.YOU FITNESS - SPRINGHURST LOCATION Trainer and Co-Owner: Stephanie Bristow

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ith now two locations serving Louisville, B. You Fitness offers full body workouts in their Silque and Barre studios. Cardio and body weight resistance is what makes up B. You. I met up with Betsy Wells in one of B. You’s Silque classes. Just like all their classes, working with Silques is a full body workout, focusing on exercises that work the core and upper body. B. You Silque classes are unique — they were developed by owners Stephanie Bristow and Rashna Carmicle. Silque classes incorporate poses that are adapted from yoga, Pilates, TRX, and Barre disciplines. In this photo, Stephanie and Betsy work on a hip flexor pose in Silque class. For this pose, core muscles are engaged, along with the use of some upper body strength. Small movements create powerful results at B. You Fitness in both their Silque and Barre classes. With the resistances of one’s own body weight, you can shape, tone, and sculpt your body with powerful poses and cardio exercises. For more information about B. You Fitness, visit byoufitness.com. Both their Silque and Barre classes are available at their two Louisville locations in Springhurst and Chenoweth Square.

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FASHION

Horsepower Turn the creative names of your Oaks or Derby horse favorite into your fashion statement for a guaranteed win. Take a look at some of this year’s could-be contenders to get inspired. By TIFFANY WHITE, ALISSA HICKS, and JESSICA ALYEA Photo: CHET WHITE Makeup: DENISE CARDWELL, BLADES SALON & SPA Hair: MICHEAL JECKER Location: THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF LOUISVILLE

Horse-spiration:

Gold Hawk (DERBY)

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WEARING: Polly Singer hat, $325, hatsandveils.net; Hot and delicious dress, $47.99, from Blush Boutique; bangles, $12, from General Eccentric, 1600 Bardstown Road, 502.458.8111; feather earrings not available for purchase; bacio61 shoes, $73.50, from TODAY’S WOMAN Dot Fox, 1567 Bardstown Road, 502.452.9191


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Horse-spiration:

Crushed Velvet (OAKS)

BROOKE WHEATLEY IS WEARING: Hat, $199, from Dee’s, 5045 Shelbyville Road, 502.896.6755; dress from General Eccentric, $26; necklace, $18; earrings, $10; Calvin Klein shoes, $70, from Off Broadway, Suite 201, 4600 Shelbyville Road 502.897.5232

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Horse-spiration:

Fierce Boots (OAKS)

MAGGIE KAPP IS WEARING: Hat, $600, from Attitudes by Angie, AttitudesbyAngie.com; dress, $42, from General Eccentric; Nine West shoes, $110, from Off Broadway, 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.897.5232

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Horse-spiration:

Havana (DERBY)

Hat $209, from Dee’s, 5045 Shelbyville Road, 502.896.6755; Milly dress,$395, from Clodhoppers, 3725 Lexington Road, 502.891.0079; Poetic License Shoes, $76.50; bracelet, $18; earrings, $12; all from Dot Fox, 1567 Bardstown Road, 502.452.9191 FELICIA KERR IS WEARING:

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Horse-spiration:

She’s a Tiger (OAKS)

SHEMAINE BRIDGES IS WEARING: Hat, $349 from Dee’s, 5045 Shelbyville Road, 502.896.6755; Ark & Co. dress from Clodhoppers, $98; bracelet, $25, available at Discoveries, 1315 Bardstown Road, 502.451.5034; earrings, $12, shoes, $92, from Dot Fox, 1567 Bardstown Road, 502.452.9191

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Feel the Horse-spiration Pay attention to details such as this tough-looking necklace from Dot Fox. Note the two-toned shoes (one side, white, and the other side, black), which mimics the skirt, which is blue in front and orange in back. Her eyeshadow has leopard spots! For hair, be creative. This messy updo works perfectly for this statement fascinator.

Sometimes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to match perfectly, like this dress, jewelry, and hat.

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PASSIONS

10 Derby events not to miss: 1. Runway for the Roses April 2 • Mellwood Arts & Entertainment • $25 - $50 • nfocus-louisville.com

2. 2014 Hats Off for Hosparus

April 3 • Margaret’s Consignment • FREE • margaretsconsignment.com

3. 3rd Annual Tale of the Horse Cocktail Contest April 7 • Varanese • FREE • varanese.com “A C.K. Nobles hat is classy, Southern, romantic, and sophisticated,” Sheila says. You can find her creations at Blooms on Main Street in LaGrange, Ky. Photo: MELISSA DONALD

Her Derby Connection Sheila Nobles was in the corporate world, but she decided to follow a dream that made her a local milliner. Along with designer Kevin Swansey, she runs C.K. Nobles Millinery Design. The first hat they created together was showcased at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Sheila feels a great connection to the tradition of the Kentucky Derby with family who worked at Churchill Downs and with

fond memories of visiting her grandmother’s home near the track on Derby weekend. Sheila recalls many memories with her sisters sitting on the front porch watching women in their dresses with classy hats. “They were so sophisticated,” she says. Within the last few months, C.K Nobles has worked with an investor who is interested in taking the duo’s designs worldwide with a couture and bridal line.

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4. The Fillies Derby Ball

April 11 • Galt House Hotel • $175 per ticket, Table $1,700 - $2, 050 • discover.kdf.org

5. Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s April 18 • Freedom Hall • $11 and $16 • discover.kdf.org

6. Kentucky Derby Festival Chow Wagon

April 24 • Louisville Waterfront Park • FREE with a 2014 Pegasus Pin • discover.kdf.org

7. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer

April 24 • “Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront” • FREE with a 2014 Pegasus Pin • discover.kdf.org

8. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race

April 25 • Bowman Field • FREE with a 2014 Pegasus Pin • discover.kdf.org

BE BRAVE!

Attend April’s Be Brave event and meet Margy Taylor, owner of Clay & Cotton. She’ll share how she made the leap from a job she hated to creating Clay & Cotton, an apparel and home décor boutique. The event will feature cocktails and appetizers from 5:30-7:30pm on April 10 at Clay and Cotton, 10716 Meeting Street, Prospect, Ky 40059. Sign up at TodaysWomanNow.com or call 502.327.8855. Cost: $30

9. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow

April 25 • Kentucky Exposition Center • $8 KEC parking fee • discover.kdf.org

10. Girls Idea Festival

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WHEN ~ April 12 Fireworks @ 9:30pm WHERE ~ Downtown Louisville Riverfront, Waterfront Park, River Road, and Southern Indiana shoreline. Sponsors Horseshoe Southern Indiana, KentuckyOne Health, LG&E, Meijer, UPS, Valero, and community McDonald’s Thunder Funders. TICKETS ~ Free CONTACT ~

ThunderOverLouisville.org

Shop, eat good food from the Wiltshire Pantry, and enter for your chance to win a Blackberry Farm getaway for two at the annual Derby Divas event. Proceeds will go toward providing mammograms for underserved women in the community.

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TICKETS ~ $ 32.50-$124

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and For Her TICKETS ~ $45 pre-sale; $55 at the door CONTACT ~ 502.629.8060

kfcyumcenter.com, or all Ticketmaster outlets — Gioia Patton

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The excitement of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s signature event gets bigger and more beautiful every year. If you go, make sure you snag a good spot so you don’t miss a moment of the fireworks show.

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With a career spanning more than five decades, Billy Joel is not only one of the highest-grossing touring artists in the world, but the six-time Grammy Award winner is also the sixth bestselling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. A few months ago, Joel was amongst a handful of artists receiving the latest Kennedy Center Honor — one of the United States’ top cultural awards. Joel’s music also served as the inspiration for the 2003 Tony Awardwinning Broadway play Movin’ Out.

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Melissa Combs Presents:

Country Favorites

Nashville recording artist and award-winning songwriter Melissa Combs (along with a live band and guest singers) will perform some of Combs’ favorite songs from the world of country music — from Texas swing and rockabilly to classic country of the ‘80s and ‘90s and the country pop/rock influence of today. Melissa is one of my all-time favorite regional performers — from her days in Derby Dinner Playhouse productions to playing the lead in Music Theatre of Louisville’s production of Mame a few seasons ago. WHEN ~ April 14. Doors open @ 6pm, concert starts @ 7:15pm WHERE ~ Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, Ind. TICKETS ~ $36 includes buffet dinner CONTACT ~ 812.288.8281 or derbydinner.com

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Experience the excitement of the Republic Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. You’ll see colorful floats, marching bands, and giant inflatables. It’s the perfect event for you and the kids.  ay 1 @ 5pm WHEN ~ M

WHERE ~ West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street TICKETS ~ Bleacher tickets, $10 and chair seating, $12. Review stand seating, $30 CONTACT ~ kdf.org

J  illian Michaels Maximize Your Life Tour

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WHERE ~  Brown Theatre TICKETS ~ Starting @ $25 CONTACT ~ 502.584.7777,

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John Legend Horseshoe Casino

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Michaels will provide an evening of inspiration, information, and motivation by sharing ways to harness potential, accomplish goals, and live an exceptional life. The New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated television personality is one of the leading health and wellness experts in America today. Michaels is perhaps best recognized as a host of NBC’s reality weight loss competition The Biggest Loser, where she provides support, motivation, and her wellknown brand of brutal honesty to help her team members achieve their weight-loss goals.

To quote composer/record producer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammywinning Legend (and Ordinary People hit-maker) is simply “a genius.” Writing about Legend for Time magazine’s 2009 tally of the “100 Most Influential People,” Jones noted about the singer/ songwriter, musician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur: “We’ve seen only the tip of the iceberg.” WHEN ~ April 10 @ 8pm WHERE ~ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino, Elizabeth, Ind. TICKETS ~ $49.50, $54.50, $69.50 CONTACT ~ 800.745.3000. Must be 21 or older to attend

— Gioia Patton

— Gioia Patton

Countdown to Derby Giveaway We want to help you get ready for the Derby festivities with some great prizes. Go to TodaysWomanNow.com

for more details. The fun starts April 3!

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You and your girlfriends can get together for a night of dancing at the New Birth Church Derby Eve Party. The event will include Karaoke, a food bar, drinks and corn hole.  ay 2, 8pm-12am WHEN ~ M

WHERE ~ Shively Community Building TICKETS ~ $35 Benefits New Birth Church women’s ministry outreach Contact 502.775.5388

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THUNDER Make a bang on race day with one of these explosive Derby outfits. By: TIFFANY WHITE Photo: JAMES MOSES Styling: ERIN FUST Hair: MICHEAL JECKER Makeup: ISIDRO VALENCIA

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ANDI RAMSER IS WEARING:

Hat by Christine A. Moore, $199, Rodes for Her, 4938 Brownsboro Road, 502.753.7633; T Tahari dress, $138; Kate Spade earrings, $49; Natasha bracelets, $24; Natasha ring, $77; BCBG shoes, $89. Available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400. TODAY’S WOMAN


SPARKLE this Derby

MARY ORNDORFF IS WEARING: Hat by Britni Knable, $288, shopheadcandi.com; Bell Badgely Mishka dress, $119; Vince earrings, $24; Natasha bracelets, $24, $28, $38; BCBG shoes, $89. Available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews.

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BOMB ASHLEY SHADBURNE IS WEARING: Hat

by Kenzie Kapp, $540, kenziekapp.com; T Tahari dress, $88;Natasha earrings, $24; Haskell necklace, $34; Natasha bracelets, $28 and $24; Gianni Bini shoes, $80. Available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews.

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By ALISSA HICKS • Photo by MELISSA DONALD

NAME: Sarah Mitchell AGE: 39 JOB: Director of the Julep Ball for the University of Louisville LIVES IN: Prospect

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uggling a family and a full time job might seem daunting, but for Sarah Mitchell, it’s a breeze. Sarah is not only a mother of four, but she’s also the director of the Julep Ball for the University of Louisville, which plans one of the biggest fundraiser events for the Kentucky Derby each year. Sarah got started with her involvement in the Junior League of Louisville. “I am a big Junior League girl,” she says. “I started out with my volunteer work and got involved with the Susan G. Komen foundation, which led me to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.” Although getting to throw a huge party each year might sound glamorous, Sarah says her favorite This year’s Julep part of the job is the Champion Ball will be held May 2 at the Survivor Program, where each KFC Yum! Center from year two patients of the James 6:30pm – 1am. Graham Brown Cancer Center are thejulep.org chosen to be a part of the ball. “I’m much more interested in the patient part of this rather than the party side. It’s a true fundraiser, and that’s really what it is all about.” While she’s busy getting everything together — food, lighting, a celebrity appearance, audio, sponsors, and much more — Sarah is also preparing her outfit. “I love color!” she says. “I really want to find something unique that no one else in the city is wearing. I scour websites for months!” After all of Sarah’s hard work, she says it’s nice to be able to wear a dream dress and look her best. Aside from family and full-time work duties, Sarah keeps her center by doing hot yoga. “I like to exercise. [Hot yoga] is my sanity between four kids and the Julep Ball. It’s so good for my head and my body.”

FAVORITE DERBY DRINK THIS YEAR: “This year we are offering a Maker’s Shakers Experience. It’s very interactive!” ACCESSORIES YOU’RE LOVING THIS YEAR: “The more bling, the better! I like big and I like showy — things that make a statement.” HAT OR FASCINATOR? “I think I’m more of a fascinator girl now.”

Before I go [to the Julep Ball]... “I will be in a hot yoga class for 90 minutes to get centered, find peace, and release any stress.” 88 90

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