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MAN MAN ISSUE ISSUE SURVIVAL SKILLS p. 10 2 SURVIVAL SKILLS BEFORE YOU GO p. 50 10 48 BEFORE YOU GO p. 48

BEST HUSBANDS BEST TOURNAMENT HUSBANDS OF CHAMPIONS

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Lance Edwards is wearing: Tie by Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s 502.423.3000 $65; Pocket Square by R Hanauer, Rodes 502.753.7633 $25; Slacks by bar III, Macy’s $150; Jacket by Zegna, Rodes $1,295. Photo:Edwards Melissa Donald. Styling: Alissa Hicks. Lance is wearing: Tie by Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s 502.423.3000 $65; Pocket Square by R Hanauer, Rodes 502.753.7633 $25; Slacks by bar III, Macy’s $150; Jacket by Zegna, Rodes $1,295.

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HOT HAPPENINGS p. 48 46 HOT HAPPENINGS p. 46


AUGUST 2014 / IN OUR ISSUE Volume 24 8 Number 8

PUBLISHER Cathy S. Zion publisher@todayspublications.com

We Need Men I had been having problems with my Wi-Fi. While I know there are many women whose technology aptitude is high, I am not one of them. I didn’t have a clue about what type of router I needed or how to connect everything together, but my brother Darryl had my internet working within minutes. I believe women can do anything men can, but I also believe there are times when a man’s presence is needed. Whether it is your father, boyfriend, husband, brother or friend, I think it’s nice to know there is a man in your life who will say, “I’ll take care of it” when you either a) don’t know how to do it, or b) know how to do it but don’t feel like doing it. This issue is dedicated to all the great guys who use their time, talents, and compassion to benefit others. When men take care of it, good things happen. Celebrate your man! — Tiffany White

ON OUR COVER Louisville Police Officer Steve McAtee is riding high on his 1971 Honda motorcycle that turned into a labor of love. He set out to find a rundown motorcycle he could resurrect. “It didn’t run, so I took it home and over the next year, I took it all the way apart down to the frame, took the engine apart, and got it back to running.” Steve and his wife Jo Ellyn own Crossfit Bluegrass. Steve, who is also a best husbands nominee (page 36), was surprised his wife nominated him but says he is glad she appreciates what he does for her. “It makes me want to do even more.” — Tiffany White STEVE IS WEARING: Distressed Denim: Denim & Supply by Ralph Lauren $125, Black V neck tee: Alfani $16.50, Macy’s 502.423.3000.

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EDITOR IN CHIEF Anita Oldham editor@todayspublications.com EDITOR Tiffany White tiffany@todayspublications.com CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Lucy M. Pritchett CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Miranda G. Popp miranda@todayspublications.com ASSISTANT EDITOR/DESIGNER Jessica Alyea jessica@todayspublications.com OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Jillian LeMaster officeadmin@todayspublications.com ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Susan Allen susan@todayspublications.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Teri Hickerson teri@todayspublications.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Suzy Hillebrand suzy@todayspublications.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Joyce Inman joyce@todayspublications.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Kaitlyn Tew kaitlyn@todayspublications.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER April H. Allman april@todayspublications.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Kathy Bolger kathyb@todayspublications.com PHOTOGRAPHER/FOOD WRITER Melissa Donald melissa@todayspublications.com MEDIA ASSOCIATE Alissa Hicks alissa@todayspublications.com CIRCULATION MANAGER W. Earl Zion

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What works for him:

Skills every man should have:

Breakfast. This morning I had half a grapefruit, two hard-boiled eggs, and coffee. I always eat a good breakfast.

How to start a fire and how to change the oil in his car.

Inspires him:

Seeing people’s passions. We spend our lives living in pursuit of money and facilitating how we live, not the passions that we can feel good about. Last purchase:

Banjo tuners (pegs) and strings. I just rebuilt my banjo. It is a five-string, open-back Recording King. I just started playing about six months ago. I am teaching myself.

Likes about Louisville:

I moved here in 2009. I like that the city has a sense of individuality in the name of small business. People here are passionate about knowing that the owners they do business with are their neighbors. Has too many/too few:

I recently moved and discovered I had 36 forks and yet only four spoons. I got rid of all of them and now use a set of vintage silver a friend gave me.

“Some things are; some things are not. Be OK with what will or will not be.” Learned from his mom:

WHAT I KNOW…IN MY 20s

Sean Reynolds He is: Sean Reynolds, 26, owner of Reynolds Grocery Company, 1813 Frankfort Avenue. His hometown: Cotuit, Mass. His neighborhood: Clifton By LUCY M. PRITCHETT / Photo by MELISSA DONALD

Determination. She was a single mom, and I watched her go back to school at age 43 and finish her degree. She became a CPA and is now one of the top performers in the firm where she works. I watched her study and go through every step. Drives:

1975 brick-red Mercedes 280 Coupe. Daily ritual:

With 15 free minutes:

I would take a walk in Clifton. Pet Peeve:

Presumptuousness. Responds to critics:

People told me I was too young and too inexperienced when I decided to open the grocery. I told them I was intelligent, I pay attention, and I am very adaptable. Can’t get the knack of:

Baking bread. I always come out with heavy, dense bricks I could build buildings with.

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Would like to meet:

My great-greatgrandfather. He lived in Hickman, Ky., and owned three grocery stores at the turn of the century. I would ask him how he met my great-greatgrandmother. I get my middle name, Morrow, from her. In his pocket:

In addition to my phone and wallet, I carry a pocket knife. I started carrying one when I was 13. I have about 15, all designed for different uses. Right now I am carrying one made by Laquiole.

Favorite tool:

The Bosch semihammer drill. It is a high-torque that will bite through concrete. Best advice received:

Money never sleeps. The notion that no matter where you find yourself in life, there is a way to find financial stability in some form or other. There is always something that can be done differently or better by you.

At the end of every day, as soon as it starts to get dark, I step outside and enjoy the last five minutes of daylight.

Every man should taste:

On his bookshelf:

Adventure a man should have:

I collect cookbooks. I must have 50 or so. They are all different, from classic to modern, East to West. I just read Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff. Values:

Friendship and community above most other things. That has led me to this store and helping the farmers network their produce.

A raw oyster straight from the sea. Can learn in the kitchen:

Patience and attention. Spend more than a week in the woods away from a cooler and the back of your car. Influenced by:

The children’s poet and songwriter Shel Silverstein. He celebrated the uniqueness of the individual. He was playful, but also had a dark sensibility. He could make you feel OK on many levels. TODAY’S WOMAN


WHAT I KNOW…IN MY 30s

Lance Edwards He is: Lance Edwards, 35, customer development account representative for PepsiCo Inc. His neighborhood: Polo Fields. He lives with: fiancée Roxanna Leuthart, son Jared, 15, and nephew Jolvan, 15. By LUCY M. PRITCHETT / Photo by MELISSA DONALD His greatest accomplishment:

Being a good dad. Pet Peeve:

Rude and inconsiderate drivers. Can’t get the knack of:

Roxanna and I have attended a few of those painting/wine parties. I am not very good at the drawing and painting, but as the wine flows, I do seem to get a little better. What works:

My daily run. I ran track in high school and college. Now I run about 25 miles a week. I don’t listen to music, I just think. I get in a trance, and all of a sudden I look up and I’ve run three miles. Inspires him:

I have several mentors in the business world that I look up to. I try to take pieces of them and put them into me. Must have every day:

A cup of coffee in the morning while I read the sports news and political news online. I read The Atlantic (theatlantic.com) for news and DeadSpin (deadspin.com) for sports. In his pocket:

I hate bulky pockets, so I only carry one key, my iPhone for work, and my personal iPhone. Has too many:

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Last purchase:

A pair of Kenneth Cole brown leather Oxford shoes and a brown leather belt. What he knows about women:

They like to be given attention.

Has too few:

On his bucket list:

Tools for fixing things around the house.

To backpack across Europe, visit South Africa, and attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. I would also like to go to the College World Series and the World Cup.

Last book read:

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. What I learned? Trust your instincts.

“It’s always nice to be nice. Everybody remembers the nice guy.” Go-to vacation:

I love cruises. Last September we went to St. Thomas, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Puerto Rico. We visited different beautiful locations every day, all the while riding in a great hotel. It was like seven vacations in one.

A skill every man should have:

Know how to change a tire. Would change about Louisville:

I would like to see private investment made in the West End like it has been made in the Highlands, Crescent Hill, and other East End neighborhoods. Time management tip:

Plan. Be proactive. But when there are schedule changes or issues, react as quickly as possible. Best part of his job:

I travel two to three days a week around the state. I like being out meeting people and seeing all parts of Kentucky. How a man should age:

Gracefully, with a smile and a lot of good stories. A man should never wear:

Capri pants or jean shorts. The average American doesn’t know:

About cultures around the world, about world geography (“What’s the capital of Canada?”), and world politics. Knows about himself:

That I am a combination of too nice and too cynical or negative about some situations. Learned from his mom:

Accept and care about people for who they are. Learned from his dad:

Work hard. Philosophy:

Try it all. You never know what you are going to like. TODAY’S WOMAN


Dennis’s survival tips for health and fitness:

Survival Skills

By MARIE BRADBY Illustration by MOLLIE BAUMANN

1. Gauge your health and fitness. “I am often asked, ‘What is the best program for me?’ But the most meaningful question should be: ‘Am I really achieving my fitness and personal goals?’”

2. Assess your spirit,

heart, mind, and body. “I recommend a comprehensive assessment spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Those four dimensions will fit anyone, regardless of age or gender. At least you’ll know where you stand, whether you do anything about it or not.”

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first. “Many people find inner and physical strength by having a strong belief system.”

4. Exercise your mind.

Dennis Trammell Fitness Expert — Health and Human Performance Kentuckiana Fitness Group

Rx for Eternal Youth What do an 18-year-old college football player, a 40-something woman who works on an assembly line, a 57-year-old businessman whose waistline isn’t what it used to be, and a nurse in her 20s with two kids have in common? They train with Dennis Trammell, a health and human performance expert. A former track and field standout, football player, and golfer, Dennis helps many area athletes and everyday people reach their fitness goals. “I have an interdisciplinary group of people that I work with,” Dennis says. “I develop a fitness program for the physical aspect of your healing: eating disorder, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight management, even a pro athlete who’s trying to make it into the NFL. We ‘treat’ people with an exercise prescription.” Dennis works as a personal trainer at the Louisville Athletic Club and also helps manage a private fitness training business,

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Kentuckiana Fitness Group. “I started in 1973 as a student athlete in terms of the interest, seeing the need, and then challenging myself to learn more about the field and get the necessary credentials,” Dennis says. A Louisville native, Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science and a master’s in counseling, and he’s a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He was an assistant track coach at UofL and started the track and field program at Spalding University. His clients include young people ages 18 to 21, typically athletes; folks ages 40 to 55 who are losing muscle tone and strength (“There is a different type of movement and exercise prescription that they need,” Dennis says. “They are not going to be safe if they are doing the same training as an 18-year-old male athlete.”); people coming out of rehab for injuries or surgery; and Baby Boomers.

“Keeping the mind academically challenged — even if it’s crossword puzzles — is important to your well-being.”

5. Exercise your heart.

“Help other people. God created us to live better together than individually. Someone always helped me in life. That’s using your heart, compassion, and forgiveness for survival.”

6. Exercise your body.

“This might be the first thought for many people: How can we do any of [these survival skills] if the body isn’t working at its best physically? You sleep better; it lowers stress and blood pressure; it gives you confidence academically.”

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Steve McAtee has many faces. Vote for the photo you like the most at TodaysWomanNow.com.

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ommy Wheelock began working as a delivery driver for Takeout Taxi Louisville while in college and purchased the business in 2007. You can call or order online from restaurants that don’t deliver at takeouttaxilouisville.com.

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MEN IN WHITE DOCTORS ON A MISSION

GO SEE THIS GUY

The Louisville Palace is bringing back its bone-chilling, audience-pleasing, horror film series: Monsters: A Celebration of Horror Classics from Universal Studios from August 1-30. There will be one screening on Fridays at 7:30pm. On Saturdays, there will be three screenings at 2, 5, and 8pm. 502.583.4555 or at louisvillepalace.com

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JON GUDMUNDSSON Jr. & JON GUDMUNDSSON III

iver Road BBQ, family-owned and known for its flavorsome and authentic food, started as a hobby. (See their food on page 32.) This father-and-son duo share not only the first name of Jon, but also the love for freshly-cooked barbecue. Though the father and son appearances are different, they get along well. Jon III said, “It’s funny, I realized how similar we are, because, I mean, obviously physically we’re very different. I always thought I was more like my mom, it turns out I’m much more like Dad.” — Rachel Nguyen

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characteristics 6) What does Bob Mueller value? “I find nothing more attractive in others than generosity. Generosity doesn’t always involve material things. Generosity is such a noble virtue, and people who practice it in their decisionmaking contribute magnificently to the lives of others.” Bob Mueller is a long-time contributor to Today’s Woman magazine and Today’s Transitions magazine. He is the senior director of Mission & Stewardship at Hosparus. Read about the five values he lives by on TodaysWomanNow.com. TODAY’S WOMAN


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Joel Sartore, a photographer and contributor to National Geographic, is on a mission to document endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. Joel Sartore stopped at the Louisville Zoo to photograph the last two Woolly monkeys in North America. When asked what his favorite animal to photograph has been so far, Joel’s reply was “I always say the next one is my favorite.”

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Bikehauser.com Those arty bike racks you see around town are created by Louisville sculptor and functional designer David Bibelhauser.

Jeff Slyn founded GRRAND (Golden Retrievers Rescue & Adoption of Needy Dogs), where he has helped place over 4,000 Golden Retrievers in safe homes. He also is the co-chair of Volunteer Louisville, which started with only four members, but has blossomed into a group of 191 diverse people. We were impressed with Jeff Slyn’s motto: Tikkun Olam, a concept in Judaism literally meaning ‘world repair.’ “Volunteering is one of my biggest passions in life,” says Jeff, who also gives his time in other capacities. — Rachel Nguyen

David is a member of Art Sanctuary, a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide studio space and otherwise help make it possible for artists to further their work and careers at a reasonable cost. artsanctuary.org

Jeff Slyn is the owner of SLYN Systems and Peripherals, a personal computer dealer and service center.

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Being the president of Owen Funeral Home and owner of Highlands Funeral Home hasn’t brought David Owen’s spirits down. If anything, he seems to be more motivated! You may find this guy riding around on his Harley Davidson, or perhaps you’ll find him making children laugh by portraying Morty the Clown for Kosair Children’s Hospital. It’s clear that this man lives selflessly and busily: He volunteers at Gilda’s Club Louisville and Kosair Shrine Temple, is on the Board of Kosair Charities, the Americana and the Shively Area Ministries, is the former president of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and is a member of the Kentucky Athletic Hall of fame. I think we’re all wondering… what can’t this guy do? — Rachel Nguyen TODAY’S WOMAN


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Joe Heron, along with his wife Leslie, is introducing brandy to Louisville via Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. in the new Butchertown distillery.

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Glass artist Sergio Vettori DeAlmeida recently won Best of Show at the 15th Arts on the Green, Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in LaGrange.

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Jerry Green doesn’t hold back when he is on stage at Jerry Green and Friends Nightclub located inside The Breckenridge Inn, 2800 Breckenridge Lane. The 62-year-old singer has a way of keeping the agediversified crowd entertained with his soulful singing and showmanship. His energy will amaze you: He performs three sets with the first one lasting for two hours straight. Catch him Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30pm until 1am.

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rian Gupton is the CEO and co-founder of Dataseam, and with the Dataseam team created in 2004 a ‘virtual’ supercomputer known as a grid in his hometown of Princeton, Ky. with computers in its local schools. Partnering with the University of Louisville, Dataseam helps the Brown Cancer Center utilize the grid to make advancements in cancer drug discovery. As part of Kentucky’s effort to diversify its economy, Dataseam has expanded the grid and Brown Cancer’s research by placing 19,000

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classroom computers into Kentucky’s rural and coal-producing regions which, as the son of a coal miner, was very important to Gupton. The University of Louisville uses Dataseam to work with Gupton to identify students to come to the university to pursue education in the sciences, engineering, and technology as part of creating our next-generation workforce. — Rachel Nguyen

From Truck Driving to Hairstyling From being a war veteran, to becoming a truck driver, to finally pursuing hairdressing, we all want to know what inspired a man named David Colgate. After being a truck driver for many years, he attended the Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology, where he found a love for hairdressing. “Truck driving is a lonely job,” David says, “I love being around people.” Along with his passion for hairdressing, David is extremely dedicated to Physique training, an intense commitment to working out for the purpose of a natural, bodily-proportioned look. He even intends to compete in a Physique competition in March and is training for it 5-6 days a week for 2-3 hours per day. — Rachel Nguyen


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18 Band Man Anthony Raspberry performs in his band, Jenna Dean. Besides being a band member, he is a realtor and photographer.

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He reaches for my hand. I grasp it and I’m glad. ‘Though it’s pretty rough and gnarly The encounter isn’t bad. I’ve seen those hands in action. They’ve had their share of toil. They’ve straightened miles of wire, They’ve dug up tons of soil. They’ve mended many fences, They’ve cut their share of corn. They’ve felt the bitter burning cold Scraping ice on winter’s morn. They’ve used a cane for pushing To make a hammock swing. They’ve measured out the garden rows With a heavy piece of string. They’ve dug a sprouting poplar Placed it in a better spot. They’ve gently checked its progress In the cold or in the hot. They’ve buried perished baby pigs. They’ve captured hopping toads. They’ve smoothed deep gravel on a drive And fixed potholes in roads. They’ve written lots of household checks. They’ve counted coins and cash. They’ve vacuumed leaky basements And carried out the trash. They’ve hammered nails and puttied. They’ve fixed a leaky drip. They’ve safely grasped the steering wheels In a car, a truck, or ship. They’ve carried crying babies. They’ve helped bait fishing hooks. They’ve played some games of Sorry And held some story books. Wow! Let me gladly take his hand. It’s a diamond in the rough. He’s cared for me for many years. He’s tender and he’s tough. — Lillie Hammond from Georgetown Ind. wrote this poem about her husband Ralph.

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nineteen Raising Supaman Nathaniel A. Turner decided to make a plan for raising his son intentionally and part of that plan was to write letters to his son. “I wanted to make sure he had a record of how much I loved him...leave my son with a written record of the lessons I tried to teach him that he could take wherever he went,” says Turner, who lives in Indianapolis. Although these letters were never meant to be published, Turner decided to help other parents by putting the letters into a book called Raising Supaman. Learn more about his mission at raisingsupaman.com

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TECH GUY

Turner, shown here with his son, seems to be onto something. His son speaks three languages, never missed the honor roll, has traveled the world playing soccer, freelances as a web designer, is an avid photographer, and attends college.

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e had many women write in about their men friends, but Anne Jewell is a big proponent of Paul Kucharski, a technological wiz who happens to be her boyfriend. “Whether he’s using his technological talents to broadcast the Kentucky Derby to a world-wide audience or helping a third grader dismantle a computer for a class project, Paul approaches “all things tech” with a natural enthusiasm, curiosity, and desire to help,” she says. Paul was instrumental in the installation of the 4K Big Board at Churchill Downs and recently took a job with ESPN as senior operations producer. ESPN will be creating a whole new network devoted to covering the SCC Conference, and he’ll be the tech producer of their broadcast. Good luck Paul!

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A BLINKING IDEA

Chris Bailey created GearBrake, an automatic flashing brake light for motorcycles to make them more safe. GearBrake detects motorcycle deceleration and turns the brake light on early, providing 3-5 seconds of advanced warning that a motorcyclist is slowing down.

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Dad Support Stuart Unger is a stay-at-home dad who is offering opportunities for dads and kids to gather together. “I feel it's essential for dads to have something like this for their kids and themselves,” he says. “My kids are now older — Aaron is 15 and Eden is 12 — but I feel having a dad group for them when they were younger was extremely valuable.”

louisvilleathomedads.com or facebook.com/groups/LADS1/

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Networking and careerbuilding opportunities for women around town

Athena’s Sister Every 2nd & 4th Mon. • 6-8pm 1741 Frankfort Avenue Marlene Aldrich Perry 502.322.4135 Marlene.Aldrich@Phoenix.edu BPW- Business and Professional Women- New Albany Every 3rd Mon. • 5:30pm Contact for info & reservation. Tuckers, 2441 State St. Nadine Wilkinson 502.523.1698 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 CBPW - Christian Business & Professional Women Every Second Thurs. (Odd months only) • Noon Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Sharilyn Unthank 502.417.5481 cbpweast@gmail.com Distinctive Women, Entrepreneur Women Making a Difference Every 1st Mon • 6:30-8pm Republic Bank, 10100 Village BrookRidge Blvd, Fern Creek Deleskia Butler 502.509.5521 distinctivewomen2013@gmail.com

MLWPC - Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus Every 4th Mon. • 5:30pm Olmsted Bistro at Masonic Homes 3701 Frankfort Avenue Sherry Conner 502.776.2051 mayorconner@insightbb.com National Association for Professional Women Every 3rd Thurs. • 6:30-7:30pm Heyburn Building 332 W. Broadway, Suite 801-M Hazel Parrish, Chapter President 502.417.2566, hazelp17@gmail.com Call to reserve for security. NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners Every 3rd Tues. info@nawbolouisville.org nawbolouisville.org National Association of Women in Construction Every 2nd Mon. • 5:30pm Call for meeting location Patty Stewart 812.288.4208 #121 NEW - Network of Entrepreneurial Women Every 2nd Wed. • 6-8pm Location varies. See nentw.com for details. Network Now Every 2nd Fri. • 11:30am Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Lee Ann Lyle 502.836.1422 lee@lalcomputers.com

The Heart Link Network Every 1st Wed. • 6:30pm Inverness at Hurstbourne Condos 1200 Club House Drive Barbara Madore 502.377.8625 40222.theheartlinknetwork.com

Southern Indiana Women’s Networking Group Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30am Holiday Inn-Lakeview 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville info@soindwng.org

League of Women Voters Every 3rd Mon. • 6pm Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave. Pat Murrell 502.895.5218 info@lwvlouisville.org AUGUST 2014

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

EWI - Executive Women International- Kentuckiana Every 3rd Tues. • 5:30pm Contact for information & reservation Dotty Wettig dw1122@att.com

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

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GEEK to Me They’re wired and ready to work on the next big project — whether it’s solving technology woes or creating the next best thing to make life easier. Find out what new high-tech horizons these guys are exploring. By TIFFANY WHITE Photos: MELISSA DONALD Styling: ALISSA HICKS

DOMINIC FOSTER AGE: 37 Chief Technology Officer, Healthcare Observation Systems

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ominic Foster is giving peace of mind to families whose babies are in neonatal intensive care. He created the NicView system, which enables parents and other family members to see the child in real-time on any device — whether they’re in a different state or overseas. Dominic and business partners Blake Rutherford and Chris Morrow have seen the success of their dynamic idea blossom. Dominic built the system in 2010, and it’s since been installed in more than 40 hospitals across the United States. Dominic, who dropped out of high school at 16, refers to himself as a “serial entrepreneur” and helped start four other businesses prior to launching this company. Technology has long been a major part of his life. “I’ve had a computer since I was a kid, which was kind of rare in my neighborhood,” he says. “If you use technology, you can be on a level playing field with everyone else.” His excitement about technology comes from realizing its possibilities, but he isn’t a gadget freak. “I love technology and I love to use it, but I travel so much that I beat stuff up.” DOMINIC IS WEARING: Shirt by Etro, Rodes, 502.753.7633, $375; Denim, personal; Tie by Eton, Rodes $135; Shoes by Steve Madden, Dillard’s, 502.893.4400, $79.

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he boy who won robot competitions in middle school became a man who is creating aerial drones and robots that can make dangerous jobs safer. Matthew Beck uses his drones to measure coal stockpiles within minutes, eliminating the need for someone to physically do it. Now, he is creating aerial robots firefighters can use to gather information about a fire before they enter a burning building. The aerial robot launches drones that can fly over the building to determine where the fire is, its temperature and whether the roof will collapse. Matthew also built a prototype land robot that has an aerial drone with a parachute system. The robot has police lights, and environmental sensors that can detect gas leaks in a factory. It can be operated using either an iPhone or Google Maps. These types of tools can be extremely expensive, but Matthew says he plans to make his robots affordable for clients through a monthly leasing plan when he puts them on the market. “When it breaks, they don’t need to be robot engineers, they just call us up and we send them a new robot. This can save them money and help them do their job better,” he says. His strong entrepreneurial spirit also prompted him to start ShareLouisville. com. “It is all about celebrating the city of Louisville,” he says. Matthew sells clothing on the site in addition to covering food, music, and pet adoptions.

MATTHEW BECK AGE: 30 Owner, Drone Robotics and ShareLouisville.com

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MATTHEW CODDINGTON AGE: 49 Digital Solutions Consultant for Mobile, Humana Inc.

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atthew can hardly contain his excitement about technology, and he is eager to share what he’s learning with the world. He started My Mobileville, a user group that holds virtual meetings to discuss the latest mobile apps. The meetings are held through Google Hangouts, which gives people the option of either reading posts about the latest meeting or viewing the group’s discussion through YouTube later. Matthew says the virtual meetings are more convenient for people who don’t want to drive across town to meet in person, and moving his discussions to Google Plus has expanded his reach. “I have people looking at this from all over the country,” he says. Matt’s posts have received a total of 1.2 million views. However, he still has meetings in person when he wants to demo a new gadget like his Google Glass, which drew 60 people last year. His newest gadget craze is the Android Wear Watch that he can’t wait to try. “I am the eternal optimist, so when something is unveiled by someone who has created it, my imagination runs wild about the possibilities,” he says. And while he immerses himself in technology, Matthew says he’d rather be called a geek than a nerd. “I prefer geek, because a nerd is more of that guy who has the tape around his glasses and poor fashion sense… whereas a geek is a person who is way-over-the-top in love with technology.” MATTHEW IS WEARING: Shirt by Bugatchi,

Shirts Ties N Links, 502.425.1269, $129; Wooden bow tie by Beau Ties, LTD., Shirts Ties N Links, $75; Shoes by Polo Ralph Lauren, Dillard’s, 502.893.0044, $75; Pants by Etro, Rodes, 502.753.7633 $325

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There is no physiological process that will change one cell type to another. According to downtown YMCA personal trainers Shawn Williams and Kirstin Henry, you can, however, decrease the size of your fat cells and increase the size of muscle fibers therefore changing the ratio of fat to muscle. Source: Shawn Williams and Kirsten Henry, personal trainers, YMCA

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THIS PAGE, LEFT TO RIGHT: DR. LEVI BEVERLY Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine, University of Louisville HIS MISSION: Fight cancer. “In the next five to 10 years, there will be a lot of breakthroughs in cancer research,” he says, which is what his laboratory focuses on. DR. FOREST ARNOLD Infectious Diseases Specialist, University of Louisville Hospital and Associate Professor in Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville HIS MISSION: To stay one step ahead of the germs that cause lifethreatening illnesses. “The germs are getting smarter, and we don’t have as much ammunition,” he says. DR. ROBERT PENNE CASANOVO Medical Director, Norton Audubon Wound Healing Center HIS MISSION: Heal wounds with advancing technology. He uses hyperbaric (being given oxygen in a pressurized chamber) medicine to treat wounds and is helping use stem cells to grow skin to treat wounds, a treatment that can replace skin grafts. Aerospace Medicine Specialist 2ND MISSION: Help pilots stay healthy. “Pilots have the same medical problems, they’re just affected differently given their line of work.” He was trained by the Air Force and even gets to fly with the pilots! Dr. Penne uses the same hyperbaric treatments to help pilots with decompression sickness, he says.

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DR. CHRIS COOK Endodontist HIS MISSION: To get people to like going to the dentist, even for a root canal. “The reality is, the process leading up to the root canal is the worst,” he says. “The root canal is actually a very clean and easy procedure.” DR. BRAD SUTTON Staff Cardiac Electrophysiologist, University of Louisville HIS MISSION: To keep hearts beating. The tools he uses are pacemakers and defibrillators. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean for Health Strategy and Innovation, University of Louisville 2ND MISSION: Give doctors a voice in healthcare reform. “My belief is that physicians need to take back control of the dialogue around healthcare reform,” he says, “and we do that by providing hard data in terms of what drives real health outcomes.” DR. JEFF ALLEN Director of bariatric surgery, Norton Weight Management Surgery (Laparoscopic surgeon) HIS MISSION: Helping people lose weight. “Bariatrics is one surgery we do to really help people live longer,” he says. “I’m very proud of what we do.” 2ND MISSION: He volunteers his time and personal plane to help rescue abused or injured pets through the Arrow Fund and is a part of Pilots and Paws, where he helps transfer dogs and even find foster homes for them.

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Best Husbands 2014 Are you ready to brag on your husband? This month, you can do it as much as you wish as part of our annual Best Husbands contest. Starting August 11, readers can vote for the husband they think shines the brightest. The winner receives a complimentary one-night stay at French Lick Springs Hotel, which includes one round of golf for two on the Donald Ross Course at French Lick. Go to TodaysWomanNow.com to start voting!

#1 TRAVIS ALBERTSON

#2 NICHOLAS ANDERSON

#3 STUART BAIRD

#4 DERRICK BARNES

#5 ALAN BEE

#6 CHRIS BINGAMAN

#7 DANNY BLINE

#8 BEN BYNUM

#9 JOHN CARDOZA

#10 THOMAS CHEATHAM

#11 ANDREW CONLEN

#12 GERALD DALTON

#13 YUSEF DAVIS

#14 BARRY DENTON

#15 KYLE DETTLINGER

#16 KEITH DUNCAN

#17 AARON EDELEN

#18 VERN ESWINE

#19 LIAM FELSON

#20 JOHN FULKERSON

#21 PAUL GARCIA

#22 JOSH GILLIAM

#23 HOWARD GITTLI

#24 STEVE HALL

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Best Husbands 2014 #25 HAL HOFMAN

#29 KENNY JEWELL

#26 SCOTTY HOWE

#30 PAUL KEVIN KURZ

#27 DAVID INMAN

#31 DERRICK LITTLEJOHN

#28 NATE JARRELL

#32 DARRYL LOVING

#33 DAVID MADDOX

#34 STEVE McATEE

#35 RYAN McCOY

#36 MICHAEL MILLER

#37 MAT MILLIES

#38 DANNY MONTGOMERY

#39 LAWRENCE NEAL

#40 JOHN M. NICHOLS

#41 ROB RHODES

#42 RICH RICHTER

#43 RICHARD ROSENBAUM

#44 WILBERT SAVAGE

#45 CHAD SCHAFTLEIN

#46 LYNN SCHULWOLF

#47 JONATHAN STARK

#48 JOHN STROMBERG

#49 ROB TUMA

#50 BRYAN VAN GUNDY

#51 JOHN VARANESE

#52 CHARLES WALKER

#53 JOSH WEBB

#54 MATTHEW WELCH

#55 JAMES WILLIAMS

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A Passion for Bourbon A

Joint Fundraiser sponsored by the Lubbers, and bluegrass musician Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Hickory Vaught. Brotherhood to benefit the Coalition for “We as a group decided it was the Homeless this year will be held on time to share how grateful we feel for August 8. In addition to being able to our community,” said Bruce Corwin, tour the new Evan Williams Bourbon founder of the Bourbon Brotherhood. Experience, guests will have access to “Our teaming with the Whisky Chicks premium Bourbon seemed only logical tastings, specialty and will prove to WHEN ~ August 8, 6:30-10pm cocktails, a special be one of the most COST ~ $100 per person or $180 per couple performance rewarding events CONTACT ~ bourbonmixer2014.eventbrite.com by the Whiskey we’ve participated Professor Bernie in this year.”

Do you think texting women friends is considered betrayal? My wife does. I don’t see any harm because it is completely innocent on my part. I enjoy my female friends, and they enjoy me. It is causing great conflict in our home right now. I think she’s being unreasonable. She thinks I’m unfaithful for doing it. I am not committing adultery. I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue.

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They Love Scuba Diving “Scuba diving is one of the things I do outside of work. Bonaire is about my favorite place to dive. I took up scuba diving about seven years ago. My favorite part of scuba diving is the peacefulness of it.

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Love This Foodie Town

“Creativity inspires me! The Idea Festival (Sept. 30-Oct. 3) is coming up. I take off work and go every year. It’s about being inspired by people. I like that kind of stimulation and learning from people. One year, in the Pegasus parade, we built a giant toilet and went behind the parade scooping up horse poo in the toilet! The crowds went wild. That was an original idea!”

“We just love Louisville. We love trying new restaurants. Louisville is ranked number eight as far as foodie cities go. There’s always something new to try. We do love sushi. We have some great burger places here. Buns is good and Kerns on Bardstown Rd — they make a great burger.”

— Bruce Cohen, Bruce Cohen Plumbing

“I like to scuba dive — I have over 350 logged dives. Anywhere it’s warm is my favorite place! Also — anywhere that has a lot of sharks. They’re such beautiful, graceful animals that have a way of challenging you.”

— Keith Tennill, Probilt Automotive

— Larry G. Weiss, Elder Advisers

— Lee Sapata, Certa Pro Painters of Louisville

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It’s All About

THE IMAGE

A professional image is a priority for these local business leaders, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Their goal is to present a portrait to the public that is polished and put-together. We challenged these men to define what it takes to maintain their image. Sherman Brown PRINCIPAL, McCARTHY STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS

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Impossible Is Nothing.

By MARY ELLEN BIANCO Photos by MELISSA DONALD

HIS IMAGE: As a political adviser and lobbyist, Sherman says he wants to be friendly but not pushy, as well as willing to meet people on their own ground. HIS STYLE: I wear a suit and tie during legislative sessions,” Sherman says. “My wife used to sell vintage ties in Los Angeles, and I have a collection from the ‘60s through the ‘80s.” He uses the ties to add color to his more conservative suits. “I prefer to blend in rather than stand out when I’m at the Capitol.” Sherman has his suits dry cleaned, and to save time, he splurges to have dress shirts professionally laundered. “Because I spend time standing on marble floors all day at the Capitol, I like to wear comfortable and stylish shoes like Cole Haan,” he adds. HIS RIDE: He drives a black Chevy Tahoe, cleaning it frequently since his 9-month-old likes to throw things when riding in the car. HIS TECH: Sherman’s Facebook posts have changed in the last year: All his pictures are now of his baby. ”It helps me to connect with legislators who are themselves parents or grandparents,” Sherman says. He also uses Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Pandora is his favorite app on his iPhone 5.


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Pastor Timothy E. Findley, Jr.

HIS IMAGE: Neat, well-kept, and professional. Timothy says he doesn’t think an image can be perfected, but it can always be improved upon. His focus is on his relationship with Christ, which inspires and guides him.

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“I hope to provide a ladder-up to even the playing field for those who are less fortunate,” Timothy says about his ministry and organizations. He wants to have an impact on the local community as well as the country. HIS STYLE: Timothy’s latest style trend is socks, including those that don’t match. When comparing his style with other guys’, he suggests they “step their sock game up.” Timothy sports a goatee and admits that he’s challenged at growing facial hair. When it comes to formal wear, Timothy says the fit of a suit is a priority. “I shop for conservative styles,” Timothy says. “I learned from my mother that hanging clothes up extends their life.” Oxfords are Timothy’s favorite shoes, and comfort comes first. “I once wore a tuxedo with patent leather Converse sneakers to mix things up,” he recalls. HIS RIDE: Timothy drives a Lincoln Navigator and, because people often ride with him, he cleans it once a week so it’s neat and smells good.

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HIS TECH: “I have a Samsung Galaxy s5, and my favorite app is Kingdom Fellowship Life,” Timothy says. He uses Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest as an important part of his ministry and business. He monitors posting personal things for himself and his teenage daughter.

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Bert Kremer

CFO, OWNER, AND PERSONAL TRAINER, PROFORMANCE LLC

HIS IMAGE: Professional, well-kept, and clean cut. Bert’s goal is to improve the health and wellness of people in the community, and he also loves being able to work out with family and friends and spend time with his three kids. “I think my best trait, and worst, is being impeccable in my word and speaking what comes to mind,” he admits. His demeanor and ability to relate to people give him a competitive edge.

I Am Strong.

HIS MOTTO:

HIS STYLE: Bert takes advice from some of his clients on where to shop for clothes and keeps everything on a hanger. “Quality, good-fitting shoes are a priority to me, whether the style is for business, athletics, or crosstraining,” he says. “I advise clients that poor-fitting shoes can cause lifelong problems.”

HIS TECH: He uses Facebook to connect with clients. “I post family photos on the ProFormance website. I have an iPhone and use over 20 apps,” Bert says. His favorites are Pandora, Charles Schwab, and Fitbit. HIS RIDE: Bert’s Dodge Ram gets a weekly cleaning.

(BERT’S STAFF WEARS SHIRTS WITH “I AM” ON THE FRONT AND WORDS SUCH AS “STRONG” AND “CONFIDENT” ON THE BACK.)

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HIS IMAGE: Authentic and balances listening and talking with eye contact, a firm handshake, and warmth and humor.

Gregory Dixon HEAD OF SCHOOL, MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF LOUISVILLE

HIS STYLE: When Gregory shops, quality is first. He buys items made in the U.S. or Canada, having moved to Louisville two years ago from Canada. “Finding a good fit is the ultimate task,” he says. “Colorful bow ties and striped socks with suits are my trademark.” He removes his jacket and tie for a more casual look or dresses up casual outfits with a blazer. He uses a professional clothing steamer and invests in quality leather shoes, keeping them polished with the goal of making them last a lifetime. HIS RIDE: In his mind, Gregory says he drives a silver Audi A6. “I actually own a 2012 white Nissan Sentra, which I wash weekly. I think that a clean car is an essential accessory for a man,” he adds.

HIS PERSONAL MOTTO:

BORROWED FROM KODAK.

HIS PROFESSIONAL MOTTO:

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HIS TECH:Gregory has an iPhone 5s and researches new social media. He uses Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google Plus. “ I do celebrate accomplishments on social media,” he says. “But I monitor the posting of personal information.” His favorite apps are Evernote, Nike Running, Yelp, Instagram, and Dropbox.

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WHERE ~ The Kentucky

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TICKETS ~ starting @ $35

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CONTACT ~ box office walk up or drive-thru, or 502.584.7777 or kentuckycenter.org/ presents — Gioia Patton

The Last Reef

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER

Every reef is a living city beneath the sea with a parallel existence to ours. They’re hotspots of biodiversity as vital to life on Earth as the rainforests and have been shaping our shorelines, forming islands and mountains, for millions of years. But the world’s coral reefs are also vanishing at five times the rate of the rainforests and could be gone within our lifetime.

CONTACT ~ box office in

person or kysciencecenter. org/info-and-events 2014

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JERUSALEM

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER

Narrated by English actor Benedict Cumberbatch (of PBS network’s Sherlock Holmes fame), this film explores why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Join renowned archaeologist Dr. Jodi Magness as she travels underground to solve some of this city’s greatest mysteries. There’s also rare and breathtaking aerial footage of the Old City and the Holy Land. WHEN ~ Sunday-Saturday

@ 4pm

The filmmakers of Pandas were granted unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China (including filming the release of pandas bred in captivity and following a group of wild pandas in their mountain habitat) to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda’s future in the wild. Follow one panda in particular, Tao Tao, as he is released into the bamboo forest to begin his adventure “living wild.”

Touring in support of her 2013 released album PRISM — which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 — Perry’s platinum-selling album has given her the biggest single yet with Roar, while Dark Horse became her lucky 13th Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. With the 2010 release of the album Teenage Dream, Perry became the first woman and only the second artist, next to Michael Jackson, to score five number one hit singles (Teenage Dream, Firework, E.T., California Gurls, and Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)) in the United States off the same album. WHEN ~ August 16, with special guest Kacey Musgraves WHERE ~ KFC Yum! Center TICKETS ~ $29.50-$130.50 CONTACT ~ box office in person or kycyumcenter. com/events

WHEN ~ Sunday-Saturday @3:30pm. Friday and Saturday also have a 6:30pm showing

PHOTO: KEVIN MAZUR

WHEN ~ Sunday-Saturday @ 11:50am and 5pm TICKETS ~ Members $5/NonMembers $7.

AUGUST

Pandas: The Journey Home

KENTUCKY SCIENCE CENTER

WHEN ~ August 16 @ 8pm

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BEFORE YOU

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By TIFFANY WHITE Photo by MELISSA DONALD

NAME: Ryan Bridgeman AGE: 32 JOB: President of RJE, LLC LIVES IN: Springhurst For Ryan Bridgeman, achieving success revolves around building solid relationships with people and working hard. As the owner of eight local Taco Bell franchises, Ryan chooses to work alongside his employees rather than sit behind a desk. “You have to be hands-on, visiting different restaurants and helping out when they need it,” he says. The demands of the job keep Ryan’s days full, but they don’t stop him from trying to develop a rapport with his employees — he considers it a priority. “I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. You need to make it more than just a job. You have to make it fun…and hopefully they will treat the customers in a way that will make them come back more often.” Ryan, who was a University of Louisville track athlete, brings the same level of energy to the community through his Louisville Track Club. He and a former teammate, Aaron McAndrew, started the youth club to bring more visibility to the sport in Louisville. The pair coaches approximately 100 kids each summer for free. When he needs downtime, Ryan turns to his wife, Leea, and their 15-month-old daughter, Emerson.

FOOD HE’S LOVING: “I love a welldone hamburger.”

Before I Go... “I will wake up Emerson to give her a bottle

and play with her.”

FASHION HE’S WEARING: “I love nice clothes, but I am not in constant pursuit of fashion.” BEST ADVICE HE’S USING: “Whatever you do, try to do it completely.”

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TODAY’S WOMAN


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