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April 2012 articles

Contents

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On the Covers

By Tiffany White

Power Derby Women Have Been Eve*olutionized 14 By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White

I am Today’s Woman

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By Lucy Pritchett Survival Skills: Hoping for a Derby

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By Marie Bradby

20 Things

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By Anita Oldham

Looking Back 20 Years

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By Anita Oldham

STYLE Derby Goer

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By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White

13 Inspirations

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By Holly Gregor

I’m a Snob About Derby

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By Megan Seckman

Her Derby

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By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White

WELLNESS Making Your Dreams Come True 60 By Abigail Mueller

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Ready to Change Your Life?

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By Melissa Donald

Derby Parties

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By Gioia Patton

Health and the Workplace: Do They Go Together? 76 By Cheryl Stuck

Permission to Play! By Bob Mueller

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CONNECTIONS 6 Things Not to Miss

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By Kim Kerby and Gioia Patton

Light Bite: Derby Crab Cakes

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By Melissa Donald

Jump Out with a Great Hat

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By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White

Fix Your Flaws

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The Derby Rush Cover #1 and Cover #2: Model: Heather French Henry (page 44) Photographer: James Moses Makeup: Isidro Valencia Hat: $229, available at The Willow Tree, 657 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, 502.423.9822. Earrings: $20, available at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, 2050 Frankfort Avenue, 502.895.5911

Where will you be running to for Derby? Maybe you’ll run to Thunder Over Louisville, make a mad dash to the Great Balloon Glow, or sprint over to Churchill Downs to be a part of the excitement. If you’re not sure where to go, take a quick look through this month’s issue for some ideas on how to make your Derby the best ever.

Cover #4: Model: Brooke Billingsley (page 40) Photographer: James Moses Makeup: Lorie Karnes from Blades Salon Hair: Rachel Hagan from Blades Salon Hat: Glitz by Gin

Illustration: Silvia Cabib

Cover #3: Model: Cierra J. Sorrell-Young (page 34) Photographer: James Moses Makeup: Lorie Karnes from Blades Salon Hair: Rachel Hagan from Blades Salon Hat: Glitz by Gin

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DerbyhaveWbeenomen Eve*olutionized! The Amazing Race

Then ~Diane Crump was the first female jockey in 1970. She finished 15th with her horse Fathom. As of 2011, no female trainer or jockey has won the Kentucky Derby. NOW ~ Amanda Tamburello began galloping racehorses in 2005 in Ocala, Fla., then moved to Kentucky to continue galloping full-time for Kenny McPeek Racing. Later, she became certified as a jockey and rode her first race in 2009. Amanda works in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, riding year ‘round. “Being a jockey is a career that you must dedicate yourself to 100 percent.”

In celebration of the Kentucky Derby’s 138th year, we’re taking you back in time for a history lesson on how women’s style, their social roles, and participation in the Derby have contributed to the magnetism of this event. By Tiffany White • Photos: Melissa Donald Makeup: Holly Oyler • Styling: Wendy Anguiano Location: Churchill Downs • Old Photos: Churchill Downs, Inc/Kinetic Corp.

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The Fashion Then ~ Wide-brimmed hats and fascinators weren’t the focus of Derby style — instead some women settled for more a conservative look like a cloche. NOW ~ Megan Carmichael says she likes bigger hats with a classic style. “I always like to incorporate a flower of some sort.” Megan is wearing: Hat by Christine A. Moore Millinery, $775, 212.279.1775, www.camhats@aol.com. Phoebe Couture dress, $348; Chan Luu necklace, $208; Towne & Reese earrings, $32; Towne & Reese ring, $39; Towne & Reese gold bangles, $39; Towne & Reese cuff, $39; Towne & Reese coral bangles, $39. All available at Boutique Serendipity 1311 Herr Lane, 502.423.0058. Michael Aphrodite shoes, $50 available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.897.5232.

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The Social Scene Then ~In the early years of Derby, women could not bet and weren’t allowed in the betting shed, according to Chris Goodlett, curator of collections for the Kentucky Derby Museum. However, if women wanted to bet, they asked men in their parties or messenger boys to place the bet for them. “Once pari-mutuel betting was adopted in 1908, that stance softened. Still, even up through 1926, Derby Day programs stated that ‘tickets will be sold at machines to men only.’” NOW ~ Women can bet as much or as often as they choose. Tabitha Benedict is not much of a betting woman, but says she always tries to guess which horse will win. Tabitha is pictured with Travers Manley, media relations coordinator and staff writer for Churchill Downs.

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Tabitha is wearing: Hat by Carluci Millinery, $325, 708.955.3432, www.carlucimillinery.com Robert Rodriguez dress, $325; Robert Rodriguez coat, $495; Gypsy lariat necklace, $525; Gypsy cuff, $495; Beje earrings, $97. All available at Rodeo Drive, 2212 Holiday Manor Ctr # C 502.425.8999. Mojo Moxy Mindy shoes, $50, available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse. Today’s Woman


AGE: 38

HOMETOWN: Pineville, Ky. Neighborhood: Hikes Point

I am Today’s Woman

Jaime Corum – equine artist

~ Artsy and horsey

In the stable: Sandy, 21-yearold Thoroughbred bay gelding

by Lucy M. Pritchett / Photo: Melissa donald / Makeup: Holly Oyler

Derby tradition:

I am hardcore about watching the Derby. I have some friends who feel the same way. We like to hole up with mint juleps and Derby pie and stay glued to the big screen TV. I am interested in hearing the back stories about all the horses. After the races, we all go out to the barn and pet on Sandy and feed him carrots.

As a child:

I was obsessed with drawing horses. I drew them over and over again. I started riding when I was 11.

Posing:

Since I take a realistic approach to painting portraits of horses, I use a photo. Horses just will not stand still. If possible I take my own photos, and I bring my own knowledge of a horse’s structure and emotions to the canvas.

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Biggest canvas:

I was commissioned to paint a life-size portrait of Breeder’s Cup winner, Zenyatta. The canvas is 7-feet high and 12-feet long. I worked on it at the studio at Bellarmine (where she teaches part time). It was the only space big enough. It would never have fit in the studio in my home.

Favorite footwear:

Half chaps. They extend from the ankle to the knee. They are great to pull over paddock boots. They are easy and comfortable to wear.

Jewelry: I have a silver bracelet engraved with the name “Eight Bells,” a leather one with a metal ID plate inscribed “Zenyatta” and another leather one inscribed with “Chesapeake,” which is my horse’s registered name.

Household: Jack Russell mix George and Sugar

website: jaimecorum.com

A stable of books:

When I was a child, I read all the Walter Farley Black Stallion books. They were my bibles. That’s how I got an education about horses and riding. Recently I read The Eighty Dollar Champion, which is the true story of Snowman, a horse on his way to the slaughterhouse that was bought by Harry de Leyer and became a show champion. And I am reading Zen Mind, Zen Horse. The interaction between horses and people is very therapeutic. My riding friends and I call our horses our therapists.

Favorite Derby winner:

That would have to be Secretariat who won the Derby and the Triple Crown in 1973...the year I was born. I have done a portrait of him. He is certainly the most special racing Thoroughbred in my lifetime.

Carries in her purse:

Hot Hands which are hand warmers for riding on cold days. A giant collection of keys with a canister of pepper spray. The spray is to ward off bears when I am in the woods at the family farm. My parents told me I either needed to get pepper spray or a gun. I also carry peppermints for the horses.

With one hundred dollars:

I would spend half on a new halter with brass name plate for Sandy. The other half I would use to treat myself and a friend to dinner at Serviche or Ramsi’s.

Dream commission:

To paint the stable of horses owned by Queen Elizabeth. Or a portrait of her most recent Epsom Derby winner.

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Survival Skills: Working Hard, Hoping for a Derby Horse

Helen Pitts-Blasi

orse trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi could only squeeze in time for a quick talk on a Saturday afternoon in late February, where fast thunderstorms were blowing across Louisiana. She was running racehorses at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, her winter headquarters, and had been up since 4:30 a.m. in order to head to the track and supervise her staff of a dozen or so workers who help her train, exercise, and groom her stable of thoroughbred racehorses.

These are long, hard days. But even though she’d been up for hours, Helen — who took over the Kenneth McPeek stable in 2005 and shot into the limelight with Curlin, Einstein, and Leah’s Secret — was a whirlwind of energy: She talks fast, was watching races in Florida on TVG (including a race featuring Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner), and preparing for a side trip — all at the same time. “My husband (Greg Blasi) laughs at me and says ‘you could watch racing all day long,’” Helen said by telephone. The winter meet for her horses at the Fair Grounds “has been good,” said Helen, 38. “The horses have been running well. A lot of seconds and thirds. It hasn’t been too bad.” She’s keeping her eye on Last Gunfighter, a three-year-old colt in her racing stable who came from behind to take second place February 16 at the Fair Grounds, behind Sir Bond, a “highly regarded” colt by Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby winner. Last Gunfighter “is a (Kentucky) Derby hopeful, but you never know,” she said. “It’s a little late in the season, but you hope. Along with the rest of the nation’s economy, the horse racing industry has slowed. Helen’s stable is smaller. “I’ve got between 15 to 20 horses, not a whole lot, but a good number...enough to keep me busy,” Helen said. “I’m hands on. I like to do a lot of it myself. If I’m not riding the racehorse myself, I’m riding the stable pony. “Einstein I galloped all the time, but most of the time I have people who gallop for me,” she said of the winning colt that she trained throughout his entire career. According to the Bloodhorse, Einstein, who “was adept at handling all surfaces,” retired as an eight-year-old with a career record of 11-4-4 in thirty lifetime starts, including seven graded stakes wins, and earned $2,945,238. “Those are the kinds of horses we get up in the morning and come to work for, hoping to find a good one,” she said. But Helen just sees this downturn as par for the course in “an up and down game,” she said. “It’s pretty difficult now. You can be on the biggest high one day and the next day turn around and you lose a horse, or a horse runs bad and you expected him to run good.” Helen’s been around horses her entire life. She was raised on a horse farm in Monkton, Maryland, where her parents — Alva and Clinton — raised and rode steeplechase horses, as well as fox hunters, show horses, and race horses. “I didn’t really have much of a choice,” Helen said. “I was practically born on a horse. I was riding when I was two.” She attended an all-girls boarding and day school, Oldfields School, which has a renowned horse-riding program. Helen says she’s never thought about anything else but working with horses. After she received a college degree in business administration, she worked for thoroughbred trainer Francis “Frannie” Campitelli at Pimlico for about six years, then moved to Kentucky in 2001 to work for trainer Kenneth McPeek for another six years. “He (Kenny) retired and that’s how I ended up training,” Helen

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said. “I stepped into his program. He is now back as a trainer. I had a good rapport with the owners because I had worked with Kenny for a while. Nothing changed except for the name (of the trainer) in the program.” She got her first win as a trainer that day, July 1, 2005. Oh, and on that blustery February day this year in New Orleans, Helen was also keeping an ear out for the newest addition to her family — her daughter, 14-month-old Olivia, who was down for a nap. “It’s very hard, but you figure it out,” Helen said. “Greg’s a great dad and he’s a big part, too,” she said of her husband who’s the head outrider at Churchill Downs. Helen and her husband live on a farm in Finchville in Shelby County. To get ahead of the pack, Helen says:

Rule #1: You have to work for what you want in life. “My mom instilled in me...if you want something, you’ve got to work for it. It’s not going to be handed to you, and it’s not going to fall from the sky — whether it’s horses or owning your own business.”

Rule #2: Be willing to learn from others. “In this business, you take bits and pieces from other people and figure out how you want to do it. In this game, there’s not one way of doing things. You come up with your own method.”

Rule #3: Don’t let being a female in a male-dominated business stop you.

As “a woman in this game, a lot of people might think you are the underdog. But you just have to walk the line and do your thing. You have to be your own person, stand your ground, and believe in what you want (to do).”

Rule #4: Keep your chin up when times get tough.

“Its hard not to get down in this game. There are plenty of times when you want to throw your hands up in the air and give up, but you can’t. It will come back around again.” Today’s Woman

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tepping into the Henry Clay building built in S the 1920s which has been a lodge, hotel, and women’s community center (604 S. Third Street),

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Derby Fashion for Today’s Woman on April 1 at 10:30 a.m.

Did We Choose the Right One?

and Stepping Stools, at least. We used a parachute as a lively moving background to show off Derby hats. We had to take turns on a makeshift ladder waving the parachute back and forth (at least it was lightweight!). Photographer James Moses captured some beautiful shots that day at Bowman Field Aviation Center (see page 84). 24

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Since our 13 Inspirations is focused on Heather French Henry, we figured every reader could get inspired by Heather showing us how to wear a Derby hat.

Hat: $339, available at The Willow Tree, 657 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, 502.423.9822. Earrings, $10, available at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, 2050 Frankfort Avenue, 502.895.5911.

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isters Kim Boyle and Aimee Wulfeck Boyle wanted to find a way to protect and care for racehorses after their careers end. So, they founded Ferdinand’s Ball in honor of Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner sent to slaughter after making millions while racing and becoming horse of the year. Ferdinand’s Ball benefits Old Friends, a 52-acre farm in Georgetown, Ky. where Thoroughbreds finished with their careers can relax, run and do what they please. There are currently a total of 116 horses being taken care of by Old Friends.“We have always been passionate about animal rights and spent a lot of time volunteering with different animal rights and rescue organizations,” explains Kim. This year’s Third Annual Ferdinand’s Ball will be held May 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., at The Frazier Museum, 829 West Main Street. Cocktail frocks and ties are the dress code. www.ferdinandsball.com

Tone up those arms with our online trainer this month: Emily Reed, Core Barre instructor at Burn Personal Fitness, 2004 Frankfort Ave. Go to www.iamtodayswoman.com to learn how to do the exercises.

Does She Belong in a Book? Maybe you know a woman who you want to honor by including her in a book that is all about local women? A Celebration of Women will benefit Women 4 Women. Go to www.w4w.org.

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Horses in Motion The beauty and grace of horses in motion will be seen at the North American Tour Premier of Apassionata. Check it out on April 27-29 at Freedom Hall. You’ll also have a chance to win tickets! Go to our facebook page (Facebook.com/ Todayswomanmagazine) for more details.

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Bacon Ball 2012 (Pig-themed Attire Welcome)

The Louisville Visual Art Association is hosting the Bacon Ball 2012 on April 27 from 6-10pm. Cocktail attire, but pig-themed attire is welcomed and encouraged. Tickets $35 for non-members. Each ticket includes two beverages. 502.896.2146 x100 or www.louisvillevisualart.org

Blue Hydrangea Tea from 1-5 p.m. April 22 in downtown La Grange benefits Ovarian Cancer of Kentucky. Contact www.oakky.org 2012

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series start April 25 with JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, Sugar + the Hi-lows, and Louisville’s own, The Tunesmiths. (www.wfpk.org)

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Looking forward to the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair on April 28, and 29. And, the night before…

…don’t forget the The Legal Aid Society’s Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass. April 27, from 5:30-8:30pm. It is a preview party for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair.  www.laslou.org or call 502.584.1254. The mission of the Legal Aid Society is to pursue justice for people in poverty. 

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Be sure and follow Today’s Woman Stylist Wendy Anguiano on Oaks and Derby as she talks fashion with the attendees. (Shown on Wave3)

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“Catch the Wave of Success — Navigating the Ups & Downs of Your Business” will be presented by the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council at the Galt House on April 9 and 10. • Luncheon Speaker: Judy K. Sheppard, from Professional Services of America, Inc. “Unleashing Your Personal Power.” • Woman of the Year Trailblazer Award: Anita Madden from Lexington. www.orvwbc.org or 513.487.6537.

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What do you think... (about this idea, news event, etc.)? “My coauthor on Power Questions, Jerry Panas, calls these the FOUR WORDS,” explains Andrew Sobel. “They are very simple: ‘What do you think?’ You’d be surprised how many people are never or rarely asked these four words. They can unleash a marvelous conversation — and help you make a warm connection.” Sobel and Panas are authors of Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others.

Women in the Slave Trade

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More than 27 million people are enslaved in the world today — more than twice the number of Africans enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The vast majority of these slaves are women and children who are bought and sold for commercial sex. Award-winning documentary Nefarious: Merchant of Souls unveils the reality of human trafficking around the world — even in our own backyard — and what you can do to be a modern-day abolitionist.

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April 18th at 7 pm Where  Rave Motion Pictures Stonybrook 20, 2745 South Hurstbourne Parkway ADMISSION  Free Contact  Jennifer Thompson at jethompson211@gmail.com

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Jarret’s Joy Cart provides gifts, equipment, entertainment, and encouragement to the children at the oncology department of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Mike and Margaret Wagner brought Jarret’s Joy Cart to Kosair Hospital 10 years ago. The Wagner’s added the Andy Wagner Theater at Kosair in memory of their 20-yearold son who was killed in a tragic auto accident. Find out how you can help www.thejoycart.com. You can also attend the A Time for Joy Gala, May 3, 6-9pm, at Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. Tickets, $150 or $250 per couple. Contact steve@ goldbergsimpson.com

“Our hope is for the people of Colombia, South America to be restored,” says Julie (Kiesler) Zuluaga.

This Southern Indiana native and her husband Edgar Zuluaga are working in a rural, mountainous region that was greatly affected by the violence, terrorism, and drug trafficking in the country. They are working with people who lost everything from their homes, livestock, and family members to their security and way of life. “Our vision is a multi-purpose ministry center self-sustained by agriculture and livestock production. Over the past three years this fundraiser has helped us to buy 75 acres of farmland, clear and cultivate that land, begin construction, buy animals for the farm. Our goal this year is to raise the needed funds for farm equipment and a vehicle to transport the missionary family as well as mission teams.” Latin America Discipleship & Outreach Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction will be held April 28 at Navilleton Activity Center, Floyds Knobs, Ind. Adults: $18, Children 6-12: $8, Children 5 & under: Free. 812.951.3316

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Hat, Polly Singer, $250; necklace, Discoveries, $38. Modeled by Julia Sisk.

Hat, Christine A. Moore, $439; earrings, Discoveries, $24. Modeled by Felicia Nabwza.

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Hat, Glitz by Gin, $499; Necklace, Discoveries, $36.

Hat, Christine A. Moore, $489. Modeled by Kelly Hickerson.

The concept of 2007, Look Again… was simple. The hat is everything. A hat changes the attitude. The attitude defines the woman. Wear it right. Models were wrapped in flowing fabric that matched each hat. These colorful hats and their models popped against a black background creating a 3D effect.

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Hat, Gabriel Amar for Frank Olive $500; necklace, Lona Northener green stone drop, $395. Modeled by Julie Timberlake.

Hat, Christine A. Moore, $415; earrings, Discoveries, $56; necklace, Lona Northener, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, $395. Modeled by Hanna Aven.

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SOURCES: Attitudes by Angie, (502) 419-3600 • Christine A. Moore Hats, sold exclusively in Louisville by Luna Boutique, (502) 454-7620 • Gabriel Amar for Frank Olive, available at Extraordinary Hats at the Summit (502) 327-9940 and Von Maur • Glitz by Gin, 12426 Shelbyville Road, (502) 254-5492 • Honey Vine Hats, 215 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., (502) 327-0093 • de Vuono hats and Jill Henning hats available at Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, 715 W. Main Street, (502) 589-0102 • Polly Singer, www.hatsandveils.net, (859) 533-1426 • Jewelry from Discoveries, 1315 Bardstown Road, (502) 451-5034.

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Dress from Rosie’s Consignment Boutique, $45; Cezanne gold & stone necklace, $38; Cezanne gold & stone earrings, $18; Dillard’s, Piece by Piece Designs hat, $385, Vicky Hoskinson, Piece by Piece Designs, 502.599.0765.

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Shavon is wearing: Black and white Sue Wong Nocturne dress, $389; Stuart Weitzman suede boot, $198, Rodeo Drive (2212 C Holiday Manor, 502.425.8999); black leather elbow-length gloves, $125; and white feather caplet, $295, Yudofsky Furriers (2225 Holiday Manor, 502.425.2121); Ralph Lauren earrings, $36, Dillard’s (The Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400); Hat by Angie Schulz, Attitudes by Angie, $450 (715 E. Main St., 502.589.0102).

Dillard’s Belle Nuit intimates long robe, $58; In Bloom white long night gown, $78; Dillard’s Cezanne pearl necklace, $22; Cezanne pearl earrings, $20; Dillard’s. Gin Ho hat, $599, Glitz by Gin, 12426 Shelbyville Rd., 502.254.5492

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Louise Cecil princess dress, $45; Cezanne pearl necklace, $30; Cezanne pearl drop earrings, $20; Dillard’s, Polly Singer hat, $495, Polly Singer, 859.533.1426, www.hatsandveils.net.

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What’s Your Derby Attitude?

Do you want to go all out or just make sure you don’t stick out? Looking your best for Derby Day is all about choosing an outfit that reflects your personality and makes you feel comfortable. We show you five different looks you might want to try.

Sophisticated Lady Choose classic pieces and simple lines in neutral tones. Keep the jewelry minimal and add just a pop of color.

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Hat, $899, Glitz by Gin, 12426 Shelbyville Road, 502.254.5492. Chan Luu clear top, $298; Chan Luu dove cami, $42; Chan Luu dove maxi skirt, $272; Sara Simpson wood cuff, $20; Sara Simpson earrings, $45, all items available at Boutique Serendipity, 1301 Herr Lane, 502.423.0058. Isola Ivalee shoes, $70, available at Off Broadway. Bag, $75, available at Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, 2050 Frankfort Ave., 502.895.5911.

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Amelia Ritz is wearing: Hat, $975, Attitudes by Angie, www.AttitudesbyAngie.com. Draped Chiffon Dress, $368; bracelets, $47, $62, and 130; earrings, $108, all available at Rodeo Drive, 2212 C Holiday Manor, 502.425.8999. Penny Loves Rose shoes, $60, available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.897.5232.

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Blend in by choosing colorful pieces in basic shapes and keep everything simple and understated.

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Hat, $700, by Gabriele Amar for Frank Olive. Milly dress, $340; Milly coat, $595; cuff, $188; Cindy Borders earrings, $150 all available at Clodhoppers, 3727 Lexington Road, 502.891.0079. Michael Estelle shoes, $60, available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse.

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eather French Henry has got it goin’ on! I felt like I spent the morning hanging out with a girlfriend during our interview and photo shoot. She is just like you and me...except she is the 2000 Miss America from Maysfield and Augusta, Ky, runs Heather French Henry, LLC, has her own fashion business, designing evening wear and prom dresses (in some cases sewing them herself), is president of the Rosemary Clooney Museum, wife of the former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Steve Henry, is a world traveler...and my favorite...she knows George Clooney!! “We are from the same hometown,” explains Heather when I ask her how she knows George, while I’m touching the shirt he wore in the movie, The Dependents, now on a mannequin in her studio. “George sends me clothes from his movies to put into the Rosemary Clooney Museum.” In talking with Heather, I learned she’s had a passion for fashion since she was 4 years old. “My mother was a glorious seamstress, and her mother was a seamstress,” says Heather. “ I wouldn’t let her teach me to sew, however.” Instead Heather got her training from the five-year fashion design program in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati with nine-tenths of it focusing on clothing construction. “They were the most expensive sewing lessons,” she jokes. Surrounded by beautiful dresses during our interview, I picked up on how busy her life is...she had to take a call from a demanding client, dropped off the girls, Harper, 10 and Taylor, 8, at school, did her hair and makeup for the camera, got to this appointment on time...not to mention taking care of their two cats and German Shepherd that need daily attention. See…she’s just like you and me, except she knows George Clooney!! A few other surprises: when I called to set up the appointment, Heather answered the phone. “I learned from Taylor Swift. She is in charge of everything. When she tweets, that’s her. When she’s on Facebook, that’s her. When I’m on Facebook, that’s me. When the phone rings, that’s me (most of the time). Some designer’s choose not to have that close connection. I do.” 44

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Heather has worked since she was old enough to use her hands. “I love to work. I enjoy it.” Pitching in seems to be her natural way of being. She picked up our photographer’s camera equipment and hauled it upstairs in her high heels. “Achieving your dream is about sacrifice. I am willing to put in the work.” Another wonderful surprise is her talent for drawing. “In fashion today, there isn’t enough emphasis on being able to draw the dress on the page. It puts the dress into context. I used to teach fashion illustration at the University of Cincinnati.” Her drawings are so beautiful, I asked if I could have one. She graciously said yes. Then when I asked for a more personal photo for the story, in an effort to reveal more about her, she suggested she lie down on the floor surrounded by her pens and pencils, with her illustrations, drawing..... just like she does with her daughters. See, she is just like you and me...except she knows George Clooney!! Heather’s dresses can be found at Bridal Warehouse in Louisville or go online to www.newyorkdress.com. Today’s Woman


13 Things That Inspire Heather: 1. Music. It is one of my biggest sources of inspiration...hands down. When I need to get into the right mental frame of mind to create, I listen to anything by John Mayer. In design school we are taught about the possibility of being able to transport ourselves into creativity, by gently forcing ourselves to “get into” that space. I have never reached out to let him know that, but I think he would think it’s cool that his music is so inspirational. 2. John Singer Sergeant. The paintings of John Singer Sergeant are my favorite of all time. One look through his paintings, and I am in a trance. 3. Design books. My ever-growing collection of design books from around the world. When I travel overseas I pick up design catalogs like MODA, Collection, etc. They cover each fashion season and designer’s collections. They are a huge source of inspiration for trimmings, beading styles, and fabrication. 4. Kentucky Derby. The Derby plays a part in the inspiration of my line of cocktail dresses and evening wear. This year, dresses and fascinators are in, but I always love a classic suit. 5. Movies. Sabrina, the newer version with Harrison Ford...the soundtrack alone is amazing...I can recite line for line. I love that Sabrina goes to Paris to study photography and intern for French Vogue. Chasing Liberty (great soundtrack) and Pride and Prejudice also do the trick for me. 6. God and my faith. I can’t go day to day without giving the day over to God. My place of prayer is in the shower...funny, I know, but it’s the only place I am usually alone. My favorite scripture is the 2 Timothy 1:7 — “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I can’t think of a better way to start the day than to remind myself of that promise. 7. Bob Mackie. He is such an amazing designer. I met him years ago, and I’m just so star-struck with everything he has done. I did a report on him in college and I still have it. He donated three of his original design sketches to us for the Rosemary Clooney Museum in Augusta, Ky. I was overwhelmed that he would send those to us...he did three gorgeous gowns for her during the ‘80s. They are my favorite pieces of our collection for the museum. 8. Stonewall Jackson. He became a great inspiration to me when I read his biography, The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and saw the movie Gods and Generals. I run a veterans’ foundation (my dad was in Vietnam) and military figures are among my most admired. Jackson’s humble, but strong spirit is so awe-inspiring...standing in the face of danger and death, always ready to give the bayonet. In times when I’m searching for strength to pierce the fear, like running a national business and speaking in front of a huge audience or Congress, I think of Stonewall Jackson. He was a passionate, romantic man...which encourages me. Though I have a tough exterior, I don’t have to lose my artistic self. 9. I LOVE websites! www.moviemaidens.com. This one has Hollywood actresses’ photos by the decade starting from the 1900s to the present. This is a great way to see Hollywood in its finest and get inspired by great style. Vintage party dresses...I can’t get enough of them. I get inspired by the trimmings, styling, and silhouettes. I also adore the website, www.thefrock.com. It has a great comprehensive collection of fashion from different periods. 10. Fabric swatches. Really, the best way to start a collection is to look at the fabric first...it’s the best way to get inspired. I have a ton of swatches laying around that give me great ideas of texture, color, and pattern. 11. People-watching. I love to people watch when I’m traveling or just out. I tend to stare at people a lot, which is rude, but I adore seeing how “real” people style themselves. Just being out and soaking it all in without an agenda is a great way to empty your mind and let creativity take over. I never have enough time to do this and should really schedule more time for it. 12. Teen Vogue. I take a lot of information and styling from magazines like Teen Vogue. Most of my market are girls 12-18 years old, so I have to focus on their likes and dislikes. My two beautiful girls, Harper, 10, and Taylor, 8, are a great source of information, too. Prom is a customer-driven design industry, meaning I am not creating a line that I’m forcing them into, but designing a line around what a teenage girl will like. Sometimes, it’s hard not to design what I like versus what others will like. If I want to stay in business, I have to keep my customers in mind. 13. Creative and driven people. I never have enough time to socialize with others that are creative, but I cherish it when I do. Whether it’s an interior designer like Barry Wooley or strong leaders like Judge Angela Bisig and David Jones, or my Miss America sisters like Gretchen Carlson. If you want energy, you have to be around energy. For me, nothing is impossible...that’s my mindset and it’s important to be around others who are as driven. If I run up against an obstacle, I look at it like a design problem and come up with multiple creative solutions until one works. www.iamtodayswoman.com / www.facebook.com/todayswomanmagazine / @todayswomannow

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k Wismer, freelance producer, script-supervisor, daughter of horse trainer Glenn Wismer, Derby Snob. Tk Wismer grew up on the backside of the track. As the daughter of horse trainers, horse barns and sloppy tracks were a second home. Derby Day was a relaxed event: backside buffets, coolers of plenty, muddy boots, and the effortless weaving through of traffic to enter the main event. One year, she and her sister even made it into the official Derby picture. And that is why Tk is a Derby Snob. “Now there are military police at every gate. They confiscate your coolers and want to check everyone’s credentials. It’s like showing up at your office party and thousands of extra people are there. They elbow you, burn you with cigarettes, you have to wait in line to get a drink or place a bet... I look around and think, where’d they come from and why are they in my space?” In silent protest, Tk has manifested several Derby snobberies. For one, she always tries to buck the system by buying a mediocre ticket with the intention of making it to the top. “It drives me nuts when out-of-towners roll into town, and knowing nothing about horse racing, have better access than I do. I will never invest what others will in the Derby. I maneuver through the red tape and wear a dress from my closet.” Speaking of the dress... “Don’t wear a black dress,” the Derby snob protests. “It’s the only day of the year you should go all out and wear a ridiculous color — even men wear hot pink. Then you see a woman in all black — slimming or not, it’s a bad idea. As for shoes, if you can’t walk in those heels for 20 minutes, why would you decide to wear them all day? Wear some wedges — they’ll look better than the way you’re walking right now. Add some alcohol and that stagger is going to intensify.” Like a betting newbie hitting a trifecta, the paddock area is the greatest upset for Tk on Derby Day. “The throngs of people bother me the most. Since when did the infield spill onto my paddock? Are they really at capacity out there — send them back! I’m trying to get to my seat and getting burned with cigarettes and doused with draft beer.” This year for Derby, Tk has other plans: her first baby is due. “On the first doctor’s appointment with my OB, everyone told me to prepare a list of questions, but my only question was, ‘Are you going to the Derby?’ My luck, right? Even if the baby doesn’t come, I won’t go — I’m also a snob about looking like this in a Derby dress,” Tk said with a snicker. “I just wonder though, is it wrong to miss your kid’s birthday every year?” I’m A Snob About… will be an ongoing column.

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By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White Photos Melissa Donald / Illustration: Silvia Cabib Makeup Lorie Karnes and Erica Bredhold, Blades Salon & Spa Styling Wendy Anguiano

Everyone has their own version of Derby — whether it be a Derby Festival event, charitable parties, or finding the perfect horse to bet on. Read about the events these local women don’t want to miss.

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oes the taste of bourbon make your heart sing? If so, follow Carla Carlton who besides being director of development communications for Bellarmine University, is a board member of the Bourbon Women Association. She will board the Belle of Cincinnati where sponsor Four Roses will be serving a rare single-barrel bourbon during the Great Steamboat Race — one of her beloved events. A big fan of Derby hats, Carla doesn’t have to venture too far to find the perfect one since her mother is her personal hat designer. “I love hats — I have at least 25 of them — so the first order of business during Derby season is selecting an outfit and customizing hat to match.” If you want to go… Great Steamboat Race: May 2, Tickets: www.kdf.org You can ride the Belle of Louisville or the Belle of Cincinnati.

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endy Jacob is vice president, regional employment manager at BB&T, but she is also the chairwoman of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival. Creating an entertaining Derby experience for everyone is Wendy’s main goal. Before April, she spends less than 10 hours per week preparing for the series of events, but says those hours can easily add up to the equivalent of a fulltime job by April. Though she’ll be preoccupied with planning Derby events, it won’t stop her from watching Thunder Over Louisville — one her favorite events. “I will watch it from a balcony suite in the Galt House hotel surrounded with 40 of my closest family and friends.”   If you want to go… Thunder Over Louisville is April 21. Many options for viewing are available on both sides of the river. Wendy is wearing: Takari suit, $280; Adiva blouse, $25; Erica earrings, $9, available at Stein-Mart 5015 Shelbyville Road, 502. 893.6393. Jessica Simpson Josette shoes, $60 available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400.

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If you want to go… It might be too late to enter the Derby Festival Mini-Marathon or Marathon but check at www.derbyfestivalmarathon.com. Either way, you can go out and cheer on runners on April 28.

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t mile 23, Abbie Gilbert questioned whether she would be able to finish her first full Derby marathon — but only for a split second. While running, she says she got inspiration from a postcard. “I actually had a promotional postcard for a race that was happening in Disney World that year hanging by my desk. It had a glass tennis shoe on it reading ‘Fairytales do come true. One mile at a time.’” Abbie is a mover and shaker around Louisville as president of Young Professional Association of Louisville (YPAL) and just started her new job at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Abbie looks forward to the physical challenge of running in this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival mini-marathon.


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lace a bet — and know what you’re doing. Beth Condren along with Jennie Rees started F.A.T.E. (Females Are Thoroughbred Enthusiasts), an organization that teaches women about all aspects of horseracing. “We teach them how to read the program, how to handicap a race, and generally discuss anything related to horseracing,” Beth says. She explains that they have events in various venues and host an annual Derby preview party at her home. For her “real” job, Beth is a fiscal manager for a senior living dining consultant. If you want to learn about handicapping… Go to F.A.T.E at Facebook.com/Fatefans Beth is wearing: Hat by Gabriel Amar for Frank Olive, $650, available at Von Maur, Dillard’s, and Clay and Cotton. Ted Baker dress, $312; earrings, $32; Seasonal Whispers gold bracelets, $108; Seasonal Whispers seafoam bracelets, $128; Seasonal Whispers cream bracelets, $68, all items available at Boutique Serendipity 1301 Herr Lane, 502.423.0058. Vince Camuto Bake shoes, $159 available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400.

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ssistant horse trainer Angela Walker spends lots of time in less-than-glamorous clothes, so it isn’t surprising this gal likes to plan her outfits she’ll be wearing to the dressy charitable events she regularly attends this time of year. Her top three events are: Taste of Derby, Oaks Eve Make-A-Wish Fundraiser, and Jocktails, an event with proceeds benefiting the Disabled Jockeys Fund. If you want to go… Taste of Derby: May 3, Louisville Executive Aviation Hangar at Bowman Field Oaks Eve Make-A-Wish: May 3, Woodhaven Country Club Jocktails: May 2, at PRIME Lounge Angela is wearing: Niki Kapoor gown,$746, available at Sher’s 309 Evergreen Road, 502.244.9493. Antonio Melani shoes, $90; Kate Landry bag, $55; Natasha bracelet, $58, Natasha earrings, $48, all available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400. 

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Making Your Dreams Come True

Living a life you love and loving the life you have, is one of the simplest ways to be happy because love conquers all.

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Dreams Workshop Participants (l-r): Leader Abigail Mueller, Holly Gregor, Heather Brandt and Jennifer Uphaus.

How to Make a Vision Board Once you make a vision board it becomes a visual representation of your dreams and eliminates from your life anything that does not promote that vision. Putting positive affirmations in alignment with this vision around the house are helpful, but they should be very specific and intentional, and may be best if you take the personal experiences from our ladies to step into loving what you create. • List 20 (any number) things you want. • From that list, pick 5 that are realistic for you at this season of your life, with each having a prominent category that promotes your best version of yourself (ie health, relationships, career, finance, fun/leisure, spirituality, but always making ‘self’ in the center) • You can then take the specifics as far as you want...pick 5 things you want in each category...and find 5 photos that represent each want.

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• Get very clear on what nurturing self-time looks like for you — because it is with this renewal that we are able to grow all other areas of our lives.

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We asked you, the readers, to tell us what you were dreaming about, what you wanted, and what would make you most happy. We appreciate you sharing; our city is fortunate to have such passionate and courageous women. Abigail Academy welcomes the new participants: Jennifer Uphaus, Heather Brandt, and Holly Gregor. I invite you to follow these bold ladies on our Facebook group (Facebook/ TodaysWomenDreams) as they step into creating their most optimal life. Each woman has created her vision, recommitted to her beliefs, recited affirmations, and taken action through the Vision Board workshop. The Vision Board steps are brief and simplified for all who come through our programs.

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• When placing photos on our vision board, make sure the eye contact and body language represented is one that encourages your ideal result. Today’s Woman


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Making Your Dreams Come True As the ladies create their new vision, they are reciting affirmations that support new behaviors, and personal decisions. They are saying yes to a new way of living, yes to what they want, and yes to a life they love. As a result they are attracting other people, places, and things that say yes with them. We must dance in today, if we want to attract more fun, love, and beauty in tomorrow. In the Abigail Academy Vision Board workshop, we say yes to our dreams! Plan to celebrate the Abigail Academy Vision Board process with us in May. Stay tuned next month and at Facebook Today’s Woman Dreams pages for updates. Bring any vision boards you made while following our project, or come ready to be inspired by Heather, Holly, and Jennifer as they share their personal wins with you.

Our Group of Participants

What to ask yourself when making a Vision Board? Where are you currently exerting energy? Where would you LIKE TO BE exerting energy? What does your Vision look like? (draw/write this out — just like historical studies show that more written goals manifest than those in our imagination) What pictures promote this vision? (health — natural foods, and sleep, career — two colleagues high-fiving you indicates your support and fun in the workplace, relationships, family, and friends displaying hugs and listening indicates you being heard and nurtured) Does the photo represent results you hope to receive, such as: partnership, support, health, authenticity, kindness, longevity? (This is where the vision comes alive! The individual really gets to explode with his/her ideas about the most optimal outcome of his/her life. Whatever we put in front of us will ultimately manifest, so we may as well have a far-out, fun time being intentionally abundant!) What is stopping you from getting these things right now? (Then, start saying no to those things one by one, and say yes to something that will bring you closer to the photo of your vision)

Holly Gregor is from Austin, Tx., has two sons, 16 and 6 years old and has been divorced for nine years. She is creative and loves meeting creative people. She writes a monthly column for Today’s Woman magazine called Her 13 Inspirations. Lately she’s been working hard on finding underwriting funds for a television show she developed that will air on PBS called Capturing Creativity. In the show she has conversations with creative people about their process, while revealing a glimpse of their personal side as well. Heather Bain Brandt is a stay-at-home mother to two children whom she and her husband were blessed to adopt (her son is from Russia and her daughter was adopted domestically). She is happily married to Alan Brandt (you can hear him weekdays on Classical 90.5). Heather is an alumna of Centre College and Bellarmine University. After a career as a museum director and as a teacher, Heather decided to follow her passion for photography and

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launched her own photography business, Photography by Heather Brandt. Her goal is to celebrate families through her natural light photography. Being in the group has helped “reaffirm the abundance already present in her life.” Jennifer Uphaus’s dreams have been manifesting into reality throughout this entire process. This Louisville native has a degree in exercise science and is marketing director for her family’s business, Angel’s Treasures.“My dream is to become a life coach and a creative writer. This opportunity came to me at the perfect time, because the Curves that I managed closed February 29. One door literally closed and another door has opened.”

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SMART

Styles

Olivia & Company Spring/Derby Merchandise has arrived! We have the latest spring fashions from New York, Los Angeles, Canada & Europe. Look no further than Olivia & Co. for all of your Derby needs. From your hat to your shoes, Olivia & Co. has you covered! 1850 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 135 (Next to Shoe Carnival) Louisville, KY 40220 502.384.3694

Bionic Gloves Bionic Women’s StableGrip™ Golf Gloves Bionic is the only glove on the market with patented pad technology— technology that results in a lighter more stable grip as well as more durability of the glove in areas prone to wear and tear. These gloves are crafted from premium Cabretta leather and are designed especially for a woman’s hand, not just a smaller version of a man’s glove size. The pads provide a comfortable grip on the club and help reduce calluses and blisters. They are available in left or right hand in women’s sizes S, M, L, XL in a variety of colors. $24.95 each.

STYLE CALENDAR April 1-30,2012 Olivia & Company Mention this ad & receive 20% off any 1 item. 502.384.3694 April 1-May 1 Bionic Gloves FREE Shipping offer on any order with promo code: SS312 • 877.524.6642 www.bionicgloves.com April 25 Smart Styles Advertising Deadline Call or email for information. 502.327.8855 or advertising@todayspublications.com

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Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment

Sophie’s Fine Yarn Shoppe Visit, browse, and let us assist you with all your knitting and crocheting needs. Our shop is conveniently located in the Stonefield Square Shopping Center next to the Fresh Market. Open 7 days with a wide selection of yarn and accessories. Classes available.

Korrect Optical Specializing in women’s name brand and boutique/designer clothing and accessories from casual to formal.

Fashion forward without spending a fortune!

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150 Chenoweth Lane St. Matthews 502.895.3711

10482 Shelbyville Road 502.244.4927 www.sophiesfineyarn.com

It’s the fast track to a great fashion look! Complete your Derby outfit with a new pair of designer sunglasses from famous makers like Coach, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and others – in a great selection of styles, shapes, colors and materials!

4036 Dutchmans Lane • 4747 Dixie Highway 502.895-2020 • www.korrect.com

Bed of Roses™ Cake

Davis Jewelers Stallions with Style!

Davis Jewelers is excited to introduce these one-of-a-kind Drusy Thoroughbred Pendants for ONLY $199. Drusy, mined by hand in Brazil, is a gem of thousands of tiny quartz crystals. The Drusy is found inside geodes and must be delicately extracted. Each Drusy is hand carved and becomes a wearable piece of art. The pendant setting is hand made from recycled sterling silver. For a limited time only and found exclusively at Davis Jewelers. Davis Jewelers 9901 Forest Green Blvd • Louisville, KY 40223 502-212-0420 • www.davisjewelers.com

A detailed culinary treat made with Kentucky produced flour, eggs, a special red velvet cake recipe, and just the right amount of icing. A unique centerpiece for your Derby party. Cake sizes available: 12 roses or 24 roses PLEASE ORDER 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR EVENT. Call Lisa at 859.338.4690 or email at lisa@bedofposies.com SEE YOU IN THE WINNER’S CIRLCE! Bed of Roses™ Cake is a trademark of Innovative Design Accents, LLC

Window World

SPRING INTO STYLE AND GO GREEN with America’s #1 Replacement Window Company! Window World energy efficient windows, siding and doors can insulate your home and provide year-round energysavings. Plus, your windows and siding never require painting, saving the environment from toxic chemicals and gasses.

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A Taste of Kentucky Just in time for the Oaks Day Pink-Out, meet Hope, the Oaks Diva from Gail Corso.

April 1-30 A Taste of Kentucky

A portion of the sale of each Hope Diva glass will be donated to Gilda’s Club.

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Available online and in all three of our stores, a portion of the sale of each Hope Diva glass will be donated to Gilda’s Club to benefit the survivors of cancer.

April 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Thursdays

Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment

Join us for Wine & Discounts 4-8 pm April 26 portion of proceeds to Multiple Sclerosis

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Downtown in the Aegon Center 400 West Market Facing 4th St. • 502.566.4554

April 1-30 Sophie’s Fine Yarn Shoppe Call for classes. 502.244.4927

Mall St. Matthews by the Women’s Dillard’s • 502.895.2733 Village Square in Middletown 11800 Shelbyville Road • 502.244.3355

April 1-30 Korrect Optical Come try the newly re-designed frames from Coach. 502.895.2020

Pass the Pearls Pass the Pearls strives to educate women about state-of-the-art surgical care and how to gain access to minimally invasive surgery. Pass The Pearls jewelry communicates our mission – rings represent the size of incisions for minimally-invasive surgery & the pearls represent the wisdom of making better surgical decisions. Ask about your options! Pass the pearls for awareness and improve women’s lives one pearl at a time! passthepearls.org facebook/PassThePearls

Apricot Lane Boutique Ready for spring? Is your wardrobe? Depend on Apricot Lane Boutique for all your spring and Derby fashion needs! West Coast, celebrity inspired fashions perfect for both moms and daughters. Shoppers can find tops, dresses, denim, bags, shoes, and accessories all priced under $100. Located in Westport Village 1301 Herr Lane • Louisville Ky 40222 502.708.2822 www.facebook.com/apricotlanelouisville Locally owned by Kimberly Beyer and Wendy Lytle

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April 18 Davis Jewelers April 18 is Girls Night Out from 5 – 8pm! Visit us for the area’s largest jewelry showroom. www.davisjewelers.com • 502.212.0420 April 20 Bed of Roses™ Cake Deadline for Cakes Orders for Derby Week. Call for price and delivery details. Lisa at 859.338.4690 April 1-30 Pass the Pearls Improve women’s lives one pearl at a time. Visit www.passthepearls.org to raise awareness! Facebook/Pass The Pearls April 1-30 Apricot Lane Boutique Located in Westport Village 25% off all derby hats and dresses 4/25-5/4 502.708.2822

Window World

America’s Largest Remodeling Company Offers a Huge Selection of Windows, Siding, Gutters, Insulation & More!

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Dee’s Show us your Derby outfit, and we’ll show you the perfect way to top it off! Dee’s has been creating custom-designed hats at very affordable prices for over 25 years! From gorgeous hats to fabulous Fascinators . . . Dee’s is your Derby hat destination! www.deescrafts.com 5045 Shelbyville Road 502. 896.6755

Full Figure Fitness Focusing on the everyday person!

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Let us show you how easy it is to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle. Personal training and wellness coaching with a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Train at home or at two other facilities within the city -many options available. Lauren Wolff MS,CSCS Personal Training/Wellness Consultant 502-439-0995 www.Full-Figure-Fitness.com

A Mother’s Touch Personalized Jewelry Find special Derby and Mother’s Day merchandise. Large selection of engraveable items — Unique, personalized, and custom made. (Free engraving on some items.) Specializing in Mother’s, Grandmother’s, Children’s, Spirit and Themed jewelry, including a large selection of charms.

502.253.9477 12312 B Shelbyville Road www.amotherstouchjewelry.com

My Bel Amour NEW STORE NOW OPEN! Visit us at 11701 Main St. in Middletown for the latest chic fashions for your little ones…or for that special gift. You won’t find these children’s fashions anywhere else! Shop online too at

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STYLE CALENDAR April 22,2012 “Hat Affair” benefits Apple Patch Ice House, 6pm Dinner, Live & Silent Auction 502.657.0103 www.applepatch.org April 1-30 Full Figure Fitness The everyday person’s answer to personal training. No matter your shape – we can help! 502.439.0995

ShopGirlz—Gifts for Mom’s of all Ages! Browse many gift ideas that include Vera Bradley, fragrant Trapp Candles, accessories, funky wine themed gifts, tennis and golf sports/accessory bags, and more that you will not find in every other gift shop! We will help you find the perfect gift for the Mom in your life or you! Free Giftwrap!

Give your high school junior or senior a taste of college and a future culinary career. Sullivan University’s summer Culinary Camp is now enrolling!

ShopGirlz @ LandisLakes TowneCenter 125 South English Station Road Louisville 40245 - 502.409.7464

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John Seelye Furs

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Polished Salon and Spa

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 $30. We also do restyling, and all services are done on the premises. 9800 Shelbyville Road #111 Louisville, KY 40223 502.423.8555

April 1-30 John Seelye Furs Don’t forget to clean and store your furs. 502.423.8555 April 1-30 My Bel Amour NEW STORE NOW OPEN! 11701 Main St., Middletown www.mybelamour.com • 502.653.6119 April 1-30 Shopgirlz Unique gifts for Mom - & you! 125 South English Station Road 502.409.7464 • www.theshopgirlz.com April 1-30 Sullivan College of Technology & Design Register now for TechJam June 10, 2012 Call 866.271.2089

We love our clients and nurture fulfilling relationships. Expect to be welcomed into a serene setting where you can choose services that include facials, massages, waxing, hair, nails, and more. 152 Chenoweth Lane 502.290.3900 www.polishedsalonandspa.com

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April 1-30 A Mother’s Touch Find special Mother’s Day merchandise. 502.253.9477 April 1-30 Polished Salon and Spa Quality Day Spa and Hair Salon Services 152 Chenoweth Lane, 40207 502.290.3900 2012

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Ready to ChangeYour Life? Weight Loss Challenge 2012 Written & Photographed by Melissa Donald

It’s been two months of training and eating right, and already our ladies have collectively lost 43 lbs! One of our challengers has dropped two pant sizes, and another ran her very first road race, the Anthem 5K, which is the first race in the Triple Crown series. Our food partner, Home Cuisine is now just offering dinners and everyone is staying on track by watching their portion sizes while continuing to count their calories. Food Provided by:

TRAINING by:

Food by Home Cuisine — Mae Pike www.homecuisineonline.com • 502.288.6363 Wallace Avenue in Louisville Home Cuisine is now providing dinners only for our weight-loss participants. Next month check out what we learned in our culinary session with Mae — exclusive to our weight-loss challengers. Mae will be giving advice on how to prepare low calorie, delicious, and easy-to-make meals. She will also share some of her recipes, as well as websites that offer low calorie recipes. All our participants have been enjoying Home Cuisine’s meals thus far, and are excited to learn some new meal ideas.

Kevin Shellman Southwest YMCA Louisville 502.933.9622

Susan Jamison Anytime Fitness Floyds Knobs, IN 812.923.2348

Kevin is the fitness director of the Southwest Y, and has 15 years of experience as a group fitness instructor, and 5 years as a certified personal trainer.

This personal fitness trainer transitioned from being director of Marketing for a physicians group. Susan’s transition into the field of health and fitness was due to a prediabetic diagnosis from her doctor.

Bruce salazar Louisville Athletic Club Westport Road Louisville 502.412.4522 Bruce is the director of Personal Training. He was inspired to become a personal trainer after going through his own weight loss experience. He now trains others to lose weight and make it a part of their lifestyle.

Regina DeCaro Lois A. Kratz Health and Wellness Center at Clark Memorial Hospital Jeffersonville, IN 812.283.2600 Regina is the manager of Wellness Services at Clark Memorial, and is an Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist. She was a Respiratory Therapist who shifted her career focus on teaching prevention and wellness.

Lindsay Rost — Client Invoice Management Intern Age: 23 • Current Weight: 169 lbs/Lost 14 lbs. • Height: 5’3” • Goal: 60 lbs • Trainer: Bruce Salazar with Louisville Athletic Club, Westport Rd. • www.louisvilleathleticclub.com/westport/ From the very start, Lindsay has been eager to start preparing her own healthy meals with local produce. One of her favorite breakfast items is a hashbrown scramble. She also found a flax cereal that she likes and will add a banana. For lunch she has been enjoying tuna salad and her trainer Bruce has suggested she eat beef jerky for a snack to incorporate some protein after a work out. Before Lindsay starts her exercise routine with her trainer Bruce Salazar, she makes sure she is working out for at least 3-5 minutes to get her heart rate up. Lindsay is down not one, but two pant sizes. Find out what other exercises she is doing with her trainer, Bruce, at the Louisville Athletic Club on page 68.

Tina Blankenship — 10th Grade History Teacher Age: 36 • Current Weight: 170/Lost 10 lbs. • Height: 5’2” • Goal: 50 lbs • Trainer: Kevin Shellman with Southwest YMCA in Louisville • www.ymcalouisville.org/southwest/ Remember last month Tina was up to running six miles? Well now she is running eight! Tina is still training to run the mini and has already participated in her very first road race. She not only ran the entire 5K, but she did so at her best pace rate ever, which was 11 minutes and 35 seconds per mile! “I know for some that is really slow, but that was really good for me! It felt good to pass people, I kept thinking…oh look! I’m now passing that person.” Now that Tina has run the first race in the Triple Crown series, she is ready to tackle the others. Currently she is running anywhere from 18-20 miles a week, which is what her training schedule suggests. She has also dropped one pant size. What Tina is eating for breakfasts and lunches are egg dishes, using Egg Beaters, and measured out sandwich items for lunch using whole-wheat thin rounds of sandwich bread. For snacks she is eating yogurt. Check out what Tina’s trainer has her doing at the YMCA Southwest in the article on the page 68.

Melissa Cora — Stay-at-home Mother of Four; Nurse Age: 42 • Current Weight: 149 lbs/Lost 10 lbs. • Height: 5’3” • Goal: 30 lbs • Trainer: Susan Jamison — Anytime Fitness in Floyds Knobs, IN • 812.923.2438 I ask Melissa: “So, how is it going with (your trainer) Susan? Does she have you doing anything different?” Melissa grins. “Well, my trainer just came back from a TRX conference. That means she is applying everything she learned on me! Now about 60-70 percent of my workout is TRX. When we first started with TRX, I was using my own body weight for resistance. Now we are using weights and incorporating more cardio with the TRX system! She has me working pretty good!” Do you remember one of Melissa’s goals? She wants to get down to the weight she had before having children. Well, Melissa is wearing clothes that she hasn’t been able to get in for six years! She was up to a size 16 and is now wearing size 10 and 12! She was ready and eager to start cooking again. For breakfast she prepares oatmeal with almonds and blueberries, and for lunch she will have tuna or any leftovers she had from the day before. She is also eating veggie burgers and uses the thin flat sandwich rounds for her breading.

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Age: 59 • Current Weight: 170 lbs/Lost 9 lbs. • Height: 5’4” • Goal: 30+ lbs • Trainer: Regina DeCaro with Clark Memorial Fitness in Jeffersonville, Ind. • www.clarkmemorial.org/lois-a-kratz-health-and-wellness-center/ “Guess what I did the other night…I made guacamole and didn’t eat it. After I made it, I kept thinking how fattening it is, and I just couldn’t bring myself to eat it. Oh well, my fiancé said it was really good.” Like everyone else, Marcia has been doing really well with just eating the dinners from Home Cuisine. For breakfast, she will have yogurt with Bran Buds. She also uses Egg Beaters and the thin round sandwich breads for lunches. Marcia continues to participate in Zumba class at the gym and is now using weights when she walks the golf course near her home on the days she is not with her trainer. Her trainer has now started incorporating lunges. Like everyone else, Marcia too has lost inches and is down one pant size as well. Marcia has done so well with the meals. She just recently came back from a cruise and watched carefully what she ate and drank the entire time she was away.


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Louisville Athletic Club (LAC) / trainer Bruce Salazar / weight loss participant Lindsay Rost He’s all business and gets going right away! Bruce Salazar who is the fitness director of LAC, is now Lindsay’s hard-core trainer. Bruce says once Lindsay has warmed up and has her heart rate going strong, he likes to start with the hardest part of the workout first. For example, on the beautiful, warm day I was visiting LAC, they trained outside, which is a great plus to this gym because they can utilize space outside. It started with the sled. Lindsay had a harness-like piece placed on her upper torso and was then strapped to a small sled pulling 95 pounds. She started pulling the sled on a slight decline, but then had to turn around and pull it back up hill. Bruce says it makes sense to start with the hardest part because that’s when you are less tired, and then you can back off as your workout progresses. Lindsay could barely speak once she finished pulling 95 lbs up that small incline. Bruce says if you can still hold a conversation, you’re not working hard enough. During each exercise, Lindsay is getting a full body workout. The medicine ball is a great tool to use for many different exercises. In the photo here, Lindsay launches the 15-pound ball up in the air and lets it bounce. She then squats with the ball in her hands and then launches it up in air again and starts the process all over. This exercise is a great full-body workout engaging the core, eye hand coordination, squats, triceps, and cardio. Bruce also has her doing various exercises using the kettle bells, which provide a great cardiovascular and core strengthening work out. Bruce admits he doesn’t like to run, so on the days that he isn’t running, he will make sure to get a workout with the kettle bells. In addition to these exercises, Lindsay is also using the TRX system with Bruce. On the days she is not working with her trainer, Lindsay utilizes the treadmill and elliptical machines at the gym. “I really like this place and I feel very blessed to be a member here. It’s close to where I live and work. Everyone is so nice.” Check what LAC has to offer at louisvilleathleticclub.com/Westport, 502.412.4522.

The YMCA Southwest / trainer Kevin Shellman / weight loss participant Tina Blankenship Prior to arriving at the Y, I remember Tina telling me that her trainer Kevin has her doing mountain climbers. “I hate mountain climbers and he has me doing a lot of them,” she says with a groan. So, when I arrived at the Y, one of the first things I wanted to see was this mountain climber exercise. Tina was not smiling, but very willing to show me this amazing exercise. Mountain climbers…this is an exercise that does not require a machine, and can be done in your very own home with nothing more than two hand towels folded and placed under your feet — that’s all there is to the equipment! Check out the photos as Kevin and Tina demonstrate the moves of mountain climbers. Talk about a great way to increase your heart rate, engage and strengthen your core, upper body, and quads! Kevin says: “All our workouts are pretty intense.” Before every workout, Tina runs two miles on the treadmill, and during every workout with Kevin there is some sort of strength training involved. In the photo with the ball, Tina engages her core to balance herself on the ball while lifting a 24-pound weighted bar. Other exercises and activities Kevin and Tina do together are kick-boxing, TRX, assisted pull ups, the weighted ropes, and some cross fit type exercises. One of these cross fit exercises is flipping a large 97-pound gigantic tire from one end of the room to the other. Not easy. Because the tire is so large and so heavy, Tina and Kevin do this exercise together. When not working out with Kevin, Tina continues to train for the mini by running between 15-20 miles a week, attends Zumba at least once a week, and has been taking yoga classes as well. For more information about all the Louisville Southwest Y has to offer, check them out at www.ymcalouisville. org/southwest, 502.933.9622.

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The 24th Annual

Taste of Derby Festival All photos by Gioia Patton

WHAT: Samplings from over 60 celebrated local restaurants, bourbon distilleries, and beverage companies, combined with Silent Auction. Benefits: Dare to Care Foodbank WHERE: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 East Main St. WHEN: April 25, 5:30pm-8:30pm TICKETS: $80. Must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets not sold at door. CONTACT: 502.966.3821 or www.daretocare.org/events/taste_of_derby

Best Dressed Woman, Meredith Helm of Louisville.

Best Dressed Couple, Judge Angela Bisig and her husband, Arnold Rivera.

The lovely Woodford Reserve Distillery display, designed by Mary W. Perkins.

Best Dressed Woman, Adrianne Archie of Louisville. (L to R) Jayna Jamison and Vicki Smith.

Best Dressed Couple, Ken Clay and his wife, Carolle Jones Clay.

(L to R) LaTonia Watkins with renowned sculptor, Ed Hamilton, and his wife Bernadette.

The 3rd Annual

Silks in the Bluegrass

The lovely Rachel Phelps of Louisville.

All photos by Gioia Patton

If the enjoyment I had at the 2011 Silks in the Bluegrass charitable event is any indication, then I wouldn’t dream of missing this year’s cocktails, dinner and star-studded entertainment Derby night party, benefiting Operation Open Arms, Inc.; the mission of which is to care for and provide a loving home for children of mothers who are in prison. The 2012 Honorary Chairman is Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler, as Ms. Kaeppeler’s platform during her reign is helping children whose parents are incarcerated. Benefits: Operation Open Arms, Inc. WHEN: May 5, 7:30pm WHERE: Crowne Plaza Louisville, 830 Phillips Lane (in the Crowne Ballroom) TICKETS: $250 per person. Corporate (table for 10) sponsorships available for $2,500 CONTACT: 502.777.6300 or administrator@oparms.org.

Dress is track or cocktail attire

Married couple Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. of The Fifth Dimension fame during one of the group’s biggest hits, Up-Up & Away.

(L to R) Mary Stuart Haydon and The Honorable Catherine T. Bailey. Bailey was the Ambassador to Republic of Latvia from 2005-’08, and she and her husband, Irving W. Bailey II founded Operation Open Arms, Inc.

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McCoo & Davis during their final bows after a wonderful concert, which included many of the Fifth Dimension’s classic hits, Will you Marry Me Bill?, One Less Bell to Answer, and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in.

Lexington residents, Melanie Glasscock Halpin and her husband Dermot Halpin. Melanie’s aunt is Mary Glasscock of Glasscock women’s clothing store in Louisville. And Melanie mentioned that her lovely suit was designed by Christian Siriano- a former winner of the Lifetime Network reality television series, Project Runway. (L to R) Operation Open Arms, Inc. board members: Louisvillians Janet Heberle, Linda Yaeger and Mary Michael Corbett.

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Historic Homes Foundation’s

33rd Annual Derby Breakfast All photos by Gioia Patton

Frankly, I can’t imagine a better way to enhance the mood of Kentucky Derby day than by attending this charming southern cuisine breakfast event, which takes place rain or shine under big white tents set up on the grounds of the stately Farmington Historic Plantation. Benefits: Historic Homes Foundation WHEN: May 5, 9:30am-12-pm Farmington Historic Plantation, 3033 Bardstown Rd. FOOD: Juleps Catering TICKETS: $125 open seating, $1,000 reserved tables for 8 CONTACT: 502.452.9920 or www.HistoricHomes.org

WHERE: Best Dressed Couple, Best Dressed Couple, Deborah & Jamie Deborah & Jamie Sarno of Sarno of Louisville. Louisville.

(L to R) from Shelbyville, Ky., Broc & Corinne Bradley with Alan Zaring.

Sally Zaring of Shelbyville, Ky.

Most Elegant Woman, Misdee Wrigley Miller of Paris, Ky. and Sarasota Fl. The color and fabric of Misdee’s dress in combination with this matching feathered hat took my breath away!

Best Dressed Couple, Kristen & Chris Hudson of Louisville.

Best Dressed Woman, Sug Schusterman of Louisville.

The 8th Annual

(L to R) Louisvillians Peggy Wheeler and Amy Tannheimer.

Taste of the Oaks All photos by Gioia Patton

Having attended every Taste of the Oaks’ since the second year I can declare that (just like the annual Taste of Derby Festival) this is another sampling of good local restaurants, bourbon distilleries, and beverage companies. The charitable event leaves one walking away with an ‘it’s Kentucky Derby-time in Lou-ah-vul, yu-all!’ after-glow. Added bonus is a dance floor with live music by the local band Crushed Velvet, who plays classic rock music of the 1970s and early 1980s, i.e. The Eagles, Doobie Brothers, the Beatles, Three Dog Night, CCR and Motown! WHaT: samplings from over 60 celebrated local restaurants, bourbon distilleries, and beverage companies. Live music by Crushed Velvet band, dance floor, and silent auction. Benefits: children with disabilities treated at Easter Seals of Louisville WHEN: May 3, 6-10pm WHERE: Galt House Grand Ballroom TICKETS: $65 open seating, $750 reserved tables for 10 CONTACT: 502.584.9781 or www.eastersealslouisville.org Best Dressed Woman, Jessica Moore of Louisville.

Best Dressed Couple, Louisvillians Jessica & Randall Moore.

Best Dressed Woman, Bobbie Kayser of Louisville.

Kristi Hollinsworth of Fisherville, Ky.

The whimsical ‘Silks by Joyce’ vendor display.

Best Dressed Couple, Louisvillians Lee Collins & Cyndy Tandy.

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Health & Workplace: Do They Go Together?

Some companies are betting on the odds that a healthy employee will pay off for them in the long run. While some companies have reduced their health insurance benefits, others have ante-ed up the options, offering not only health insurance plans, but other benefits and services.

By Cheryl Stuck

If the shoe fits

Horseshoe Southern Indiana has a variety of healthcare plans for its 1,559 employees (of which 743 are women), including medical, dental, and vision, according to Tandra Miller, Horseshoe Southern Indiana employment and training manager. She said, “What makes those plans wonderful, is that they are not a one-size-fitsall. The team members can pick and choose the options that best suit their needs. Also, it’s not just about health care. There is a focus on wellness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.” Horseshoe has a wellness nurse on site and the company is in the process of opening a clinic on the property. It also offers an employee assistance program with a provider on site twice a month, healthy food choices in the employee dining room, a fitness center, and a walking trail. There are also various programs geared towards health and well-being throughout the year such as screenings, seminars, and activities that get employees up and moving. Miller said. “Healthy employees are happy employees, which leads to productivity and great service for our guests.” Staying healthy should be its own reward, but Miller said Horseshoe is all about rewards and recognition, so team members who participate in the health and wellness programs tied to their medical plans pay a lower premium for their medical benefits than an employee who does not. “We have heard numerous success stories from our team members,” Miller said. “They share with us about how much better they feel, how much weight they may have lost, how an early diagnosis was made because they participated in the screenings and other preventative initiatives, diverted a major health issue, or discovered that they don’t have to take as many medications as previously thought. Those are the real rewards.”

Our Today’s Woman of Wellness health advisory group talks about the perks and rewards of their health care programs at work. Pays a portion and the company pays a portion of health insurance cost.

Pays a portion and the company pays a portion of health insurance cost.

“We have an on-site medical clinic. There is no specific penalty for bad health, but there are rewards for good health. For example, we get a monthly discount on health insurance costs for being tobacco free or being enrolled in a tobacco cessation program.”

“Perks of my job include health care services including ImagingMRI, CT, PET, mammograms, DEXA, X-ray, and ultrasound.”

Holly Clark, Employee Assistance and Work-Life Program Director at Humana

“I am a self-employed, sole proprietor and also work in a hospital setting. I don’t qualify for my company’s health care program, but can get some free screenings.”

Dawn Hayden, Business Manager at Priority Radiology

Deborah Tuggle, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care Curriculum

“Just because you’re not sick, doesn’t mean you’re healthy.”

Pays a portion and the company pays a portion of health insurance cost. “I get paid sick days. Employees are encouraged to be healthier by participating in our wellness program. If they participate on a monthly basis, they receive their health insurance at a discounted rate and can save up to $480 a year.” Cheryl Scanlon, Wellness Manager at University Hospital

“I don’t qualify for my company’s health care program. At the fire station, we do have EMS staff on site and paramedics. At Lifetouch Company we do not have on-site medical services. “At the station you must have a physical by the doctor. If you do not pass or have medical reasons for not being able to perform your job duties, you will not be released by the doctor. Further tests would be taken until you are within the standards to perform your job duties. The reward would be for us to stay in good health, because sometimes another life would depend on it.” Dee Jay Kelly, Public Educator Harrods Creek Fire Department and Lifetouch Advisory group members are: Margie Beeler • Susan Boddy • Christie Bollinger, RN • Sherrice Bond • Kim Broecker • Jennifer Brown • Linda Burry • Kimberly Carpenter, DC • Tamella Buss Cassis, MD • Holly Clark • Stacy Cohen, RN • Diane Collins, RN • Pat Cooke • Funmilayo Dixon • Laurie Duesing • Kelly Davis Fleenor • Tanya Franklin, MD • Julie Garrison, MBA • Carol Graham, MD • Dawn Hayden • Pam Hayden, RN • Mary Haynes • Gretchen Houchin • Mary Jennings • Alexis Karageorge, MD • Dee Jay Kelly • Tomiko Coates Kiefer • Diane Kissel • Kristi Jedlicki Levenhagen • Melissa Little • Sean Maguire, MD • Geri Manning • Lisa Mattingly • David McArthur • Anne McReynolds • Tara Morris • Maria Munoz • Tina Nuttall, MBA, FACHE • Denise Orwick, RPh • Betsy Paulley • Mae Pike • Leesa Richardson, MD • Ticonna Roberts • Cheryl Scanlon • Rhonda Sigler • Burke Stephens • Rebecca Terry, MD • Myrdin Thompson • Deborah Tuggle • Lannette VanderToll • Jessica Walker • Marine Walls • Janie Biagi Watts • Cenia L. Wedekind • Anthony Westmoreland, RPh • Cathi Wiley • Kathy Wilkinson • Debbie Williams • Allison Young, LMT

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Permission to Play!

by Bob Mueller

Playfulness A depends on how freely we open ourselves to the emergence of the gentle child in each of us.

child’s playfulness awakens the child in all of us, and yet playfulness is often a missing ingredient in modern life. Ever since society began to equate time with money, erroneous emphasis has been placed on utilizing every minute. The playful child living in me falls into sterility. The old man or old woman begins to take over. I live as if I’m a machine or a computer. The job of life is done efficiently, quickly, and completely. Life becomes a series of rigid demands. “I have to do this…I should do that…I can’t waste time just being with you…I’m too busy getting things done.” Can the mystery and enchantment of childhood be resurrected if such is my joyless state? Playfulness depends on how freely we open ourselves to the emergence of the gentle child in each of us. Play for the sake of work refers mainly to its restorative power. As a diversion from work, it relaxes us, restores our energy and readies us to return to our tasks with renewed vigor. When we play, the child within us wins out. We close our eyes to the pile of unfinished work and take off to the mountains, the bowling lanes, or the local zoo. We allow the spirit of play to take over. The solemn call of duty fades into the distance and we feel carefree. We let our guard down and delight in the present moment. Not only do we return from play with a renewed energy and outlook; we often return with new insights in the work we were grappling with before. While at play, unfinished plans and scattered pieces of information had time to incubate within our minds; sometimes they mesh like so many pieces of a jig-saw puzzle. Once we experience how play enhances work, we may also discover some positive changes in our life as a whole. We may not be so tense and anxious as before — so prone to be impatient with ourselves and others. We may learn to drop the deadly serious attitude toward life where I am the sole doer. What is work for one person may be play for another. For a symphonic artist, music is serious business; for an amateur guitar player it is simply fun. As he takes his guitar out of its case, he lets subside his preoccupation with the work piled on his desk and begins to strum his favorite tune. He switches from chord to chord playfully in no set pattern, creating his own rhythmical expression. As he plays, he seems to be expressing his own feelings, moods, and thoughts of the day. His whole self is caught up in the music. Time stands still. The 30-minute session seems to be over in five. Our task-oriented society may label play a waste of time, but it frees a part of my personality that lies deeper than my ability to accomplish the tasks at hand. Play is a time break in the life of service and obligation. It gathers my whole self together and is comparable to what happens when I pray. It helps me to realize that I do not always have to be an achiever in life. I can also be a celebrator of what is given. Play will only gain in this freedom as long as it remains truly play. Our achievement orientation may be so strong that we turn every play into a feat of grim performance. Anxious competition may take over and make relaxation impossible. The tennis court may become another place of work where we must compulsively prove our worth. Mountain travel may deteriorate into a struggle against time and fellow travelers, an endurance test that blinds us to the breathtaking vistas all around. Will the earth cease to spin on its axis if we take an hour or two to let the breeze blow through our hair? In that moment of playful surrender, we might experience the power of play in the world. We let all control and rigidity flow out of our system. We cast our cares and burdens away as children do and we are strengthened.

Bob Mueller is Assistant Vice President of Mission & Stewardship at Hosparus, the community hospices of Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Central Kentucky. He has three books available: Look Forward Hopefully, The Gentle Art of Caring, and his latest, Create a Better World. Find Bob online at www.bobmueller.org and email him at bobmueller@insightbb.com.

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60th Anniversary Celebration wouldn’t dream of missing Louisville Ballet’s Diamond Jubilee anniversary mixed repertory program which ranges from classical to contemporary pieces. The five selections are highlights from LB’s six decades of dance — including a world premiere by LB’s Principle Choreographer, Adam Houghland, and a fresh look at Sensei, which premiered at LB’s Choreographer’s Showcase in 2009, and is also the newest ballet by LB’s  own ballerina/choreographer, Mikelle Bruzina. Of note: World-wide acclaimed New York City Ballet principal dancer and Louisville native Wendy Whelan is featured in Christopher Wheeldon’s  After the Rain.

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April 13 and 14, various performances Where  Brown Theatre, 315 West Main St. tickets  $27-$77
 Contact  Kentucky Center box office or call 502.584.7777 or www.kentuckycenter.org When 

April 6 @ 7pm Freedom Hall tickets  $11 and $16
Contact  www.ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000 or 502.367.5144

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They’re Off Luncheon

A kickoff to the festival, the luncheon includes a presentation of the Silver Horseshoe Award which is given to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the Thoroughbred racing industry. Guest speaker: Erin Andrews, ESPN When  April 20 @ 11:30 am Where  Galt House East Grand Ballroom tickets  $608 table of 8 or $76 each Contact  www.kdf.org

The Fillies Derby Ball

The night of entertainment includes live music, dancing, and the coronation of the Derby Festival Queen. When  April 20, cocktails at 7pm, doors open at 7:45 pm, dinner at 8:30 pm, Queens Coronation 9:15 pm Where  Galt House East Grand Ballroom ENTERTAINMENT  The Wulfe Pack with Sherry Edwards tickets  $175 each, table of eight is $1,700, table of ten is $2,050 Contact  502.572.3856

Thunder Over Louisville

Don’t miss your chance to see the grandest fireworks show ever. When  April 21, grounds open at 11am, Airshow at 3pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm Where  Downtown Louisville Riverfront Waterfront Park, River Road and Southern Indiana Shoreline tickets  Free
 Contact  www.kdf.org

Taste of Derby Festival

The evening includes a bourbon tasting, Blood Mary contest, wine tasting and silent auction from the best restaurants and beverage companies in town. When  April 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Where  Louisville Slugger Field tickets  $80 BENEFITS  Dare to Care Food Bank Contact  502.966.3821 or www.kdf.org

U.S. Bank Great Balloon Glow

Pilots fire their burners to create a glowing balloon effect. When  April 27 @ 9pm (gates open at 6pm) Where  Kentucky Exposition Center tickets  $8 KEC parking fee plus a 2012 Pegasus Pin Contact  www.kdf.org

Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront

The event features concerts, fun activities for the family, food, and a kids’ inflatable playground. When  April 26 – May 4 from 11am-11pm weekdays, 7:30am-11pm Saturday, and 1pm-11pm Sundays Where  Kroger’s Fest-a-ville on the Waterfront tickets  Free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin Contact  www.kdf.org

U.S. Bank Great Balloon Race April 28 @ 7am Bowman Field tickets  Free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin. Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese Road

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Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart

When  April 28 @ 7:30 am Where  Main Street near Slugger Field tickets  Free for spectators. Entry fees and registration info at www.DerbyFestivalMarathon.com
 Contact  www.kdf.org

The Slice: Spice, Style, & Soul

Live entertainment and food tasting. Proceeds benefit charities and assistance programs. When  April 28 from 6pm – 9pm Where  St. Augustine’s at 1310 West Broadway tickets  $50
Contact  $502.581.8292, or www.thesliceoflouisville.org

Mayor’s Derby Brunch on the River

A festive brunch featuring a traditional Kentucky breakfast, live riverboat jazz, horse drawn carriage rides, and tours of the property. When  April 29 from 11am – 1:30 pm Where  Riverside, the Farnsley-Moreman Landing tickets  $50
 Contact  502.935.6809 or www.riverside-landing.org

Republic Bank Parade Preview Party

There will be floats, inflatables, and equestrians for the Pegasus Parade on display. When  May 1. Private group tours 9am – 1pm. Open to the public 5pm – 9pm Where  Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing C tickets  Free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin. $8 KEC parking fee 
 Contact  502.584.3378 x823.

Ramble for the Roses

Ramble for the Roses is a non-competitive 5K walk through Iroquois Park ending with The Ramble Mini-Festival near the Iroquois Park playground. When  May 1, 6pm Where  5-mile walk, starting at Iroquois Park Amphitheater tickets  Entry fee, $20 adults, $10 children
Contact  502.447.4363 x.101 or 502.368.6519 or www.DeSalesHighSchool.com/Ramble

Winefest

Sample various wines and vote on your favorite. When  May 1-May 2 @ wine tasting sessions daily, 5pm-9pm Where  East Belvedere tickets  $35 includes wine tastings, etched souvenir wine glass & WineFest pin
Contact  502.584.3378 or www.kdf.org

Great Steamboat Race

May 2 from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm boarding, 5:30 pm departure, race begins at 6pm Where  Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront tickets  Belle of Louisville $130 (limited availability). Belle of Cincinnati $55 cruise only, $75 dinner, four roses bourbon tasting and cruise. Call 502.584.FEST. Free spectator viewing at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and along the banks of the Ohio River
Contact  www.kdf.org When 

Republic Bank Pegasus Parade

May 3 @ 5pm Where  West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street. tickets  Bleacher tickets $9 and chair seating $11. Review stand seating $26
Contact  www.kdf.org When 

100 Black Men of Louisville Derby Gala

This year’s event will feature entertainment by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and provides financial support to students in their mentoring programs who plan to enter college. When  May 3 from 7pm-2am Where  Kentucky International Convention Center, Cascade Ballroom. Entertainment by Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. tickets  $200, Tables $2,000; Corporate Table of 10 $400 Contact  502.457.9941 or 502.451.4565 or www.100BlackMenofLouisville.com

138th Running of the Kentucky Derby

May 5 Where  Churchill Downs 
Contact  502.636.4400.

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Willie Nelson Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino

ou’ve got to give this singer/ Yphilanthropist songwriter/actor/humanitarian/ major props for still booking

usic’s true world citizen and hugely popular contemporary M composer (who sells out major concert venues around the world) returns to Louisville in concert for the first time

an almost year-round concert schedule at the age of 78 (this April 30) no less! During his extensive career, the American troubadour and icon has written more than 2,500 songs, released close to 300 albums, transcended musical genres, and remained relevant through five decades of music. When I think of ‘contemporary songwriters of classic hits,’ Nelson’s name makes my list, i.e.:  1961’s Crazy, (which became the late Patsy Cline’s signature song,) Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain, Mamas Don’t Let your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, and the Academy-Award nominated On the Road Again, which, like Crazy, is the second of two songs penned by Nelson that ultimately became his signature pieces. — Gioia Patton

April 28 @ 8pm Where  Louisville Palace, 625 4th St. $39.50-$89.50 Contact  the box office or www.LouisvillePalace.com or call 800.745.3000 or Ticketmaster outlets.

April 14 @ 8pm Where  The Showroom @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino $50-$85 Contact  the box office or all Ticketmaster outlets. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Yanni

since March of 2004. With his world-class orchestra, the Greek native will perform music from his latest album Truth of Touch, as well as classic concert favorites. The CD/DVD combo of this North American major tour (the first leg of which commences this month,) has a worldwide release this spring. — Gioia Patton When 

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This year’s Easter parade will travel to Haldeman Avenue and feature the Shriners, Hwang’s Martial Arts, the Talking Police Car and the Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, the Easter Bunny, antique cars and trucks, Wallie Moon’s Bubble Truck and free candy. The “Good Ears” awards will be presented in front of the Irish Rover to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet. When  April 7 @ 11:30am
 Where  Starts at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 2822 Frankfort Avenue tickets Free 
Contact  Michaelle at 502.419.6159 or visit www.frankfortave.com

High Heels & Hats

Best Buddies, a non-profit organization providing support to people with disabilities, will be having their annual High Heels & Hats event. Be inspired by their Buddy Showcase, enjoy an amazing silent and live auction and get excited for Derby season. When  April 18, 6-9pm Where  Summer Classics at Westport Village tickets  
$25/individual g uest; $100/VIP individual guest (includes exclusive shopping extra, coupons and discounts at Westport Village); $500 VIP table for eight Contact  www.highheelsandhats.com or 502.736.0838.

Hats off for Hosparus Fundraiser

Margaret’s Consignment will host a special fundraiser called “Hats Off for Hosparus.” The evening will include a silent auction of Derby hats and fascinators donated or created by local celebrities, a preview of Derby fashion trends, hor d’oeuvres, and wine. Proceeds will benefit Hosparus of Louisville. When  April 5, 5-7pm Where  Margaret’s Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Avenue tickets  Free Contact  502.896.4706

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FLO Gallery and Studio is hosting a preview party of 2012 Kentucky Derby Hat Designs. This preview party will feature a collection of couture one-of-a-kind hats and jewelry created specifically for the 2012 Kentucky Derby. This exhibition and sale will feature hat designs by French designer Bettina Thomas as well as three milliners from Chicago, Signature Derby jewelry by local artisan and FLO owner, Julia Comer. Reception open to the public. Italian inspired refreshments will be served. When  April, 6 @ 4-8 pm & Saturday April 7 @ 12-5pm Where  FLO Gallery and Studio, 803 East Market tickets  Free Contact  For more information call Julia @ 502.458.4164 or visit www.flogalleryandstudio.com

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This annual event supports the mission of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through research. This year the Kentucky Chapter is proud to welcome Yum! Brands, Inc. CEO David Novak as the Honorary Gala Chair, as well as Guest Speaker. The fun-filled, Kentucky-themed evening will feature cocktails, silent & live auctions, a dinner, live entertainment provided by Luk Nichols & the Other Side of Midnight Band, dancing, and a casino. April 20, 6-11 p.m.
 6-7 pm: registration, cocktail reception & silent auction. 7:30-9pm: dinner & live auction. 9-11pm: Live musical entertainment, wine/beer, coffee & dessert bar & casino) Where  KFC Yum! Center tickets  Individual tickets $250 and table of ten, $2,500 Contact  502.485.9397 When 

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One lucky winner will receive tickets to the annual Marriott Oaks Bourbon Brunch featuring Guy Fieri, host of NBC’s Minute to Win It. Fieri will prepare bourbon-infused and traditional Kentucky dishes that will delight your palette. Become a follower of our Twitter page (@TodaysWomanNow) to find out more details on how to enter!

Fix Your Flaws Contest

This month, two winners each receive $500 of cosmetic services from Salzman Institute of Cosmetic Surgery. Go to Facebook.com/ Todayswomanmagazine for details.

Blue Man Group PNC Broadway in Louisville

acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. It’s best known for multiThemediacritically performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent, and visually stunning. A live band, whose haunting tribal rhythms help drive the show to its climax, accompanies the group. Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. — Gioia Patton When 

April 10-15, matinees and evening performances. Where  Kentucky Center tickets  starting @ $22.25 the box office, or by phone 502.584.7777, www.KentuckyCenter.org or www.BroadwayinLouisville.com

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LIGHT BITE Derby Crab Cakes

Story, Food Styling, and Photography By Melissa Donald

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hat are you doing for Derby this year? Will you be at Churchill Downs, or will you be attending a party at a friend’s house? Whatever you end up doing this Derby season, here is a fast and easy recipe for crab cakes to share.

INGREDIENTS

(3) 4.25 ounce cans of lump white crabmeat (drained and lightly chopped) or 18 net weight ounces of fresh cooked crab ½ lb zucchini – shredded ½ lb yellow onion – finely chopped 1 large red bell pepper – roasted with the skin and seeds removed and then finely chopped** 2 large cloves of garlic – chopped 2 eggs Juice freshly squeezed from one large lemon 1½ Tbsp Dijon style mustard 2 Tbsp dried parsley 1½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp celery seed ¾ tsp salt 1 tsp ground black pepper 1½ c plain dried breadcrumbs 3 Tbsp of olive oil – 1 for sautéing the vegetables and 2 for frying the crab cakes – add more oil to the pan if making appetizers in batches Place the zucchini, yellow onion, and red bell pepper in a large frying pan with preheated olive oil and sauté for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chopped garlic and sauté for another 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. While the vegetables are sautéing, mix together in a large bowl the crabmeat, eggs, lemon juice, mustard, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Once cooled, add the sautéed vegetables to the bowl and blend all ingredients well. Add the breadcrumbs ½ cup at a time and mix after each addition. After adding 1 cup of breadcrumbs, form a small patty in your hand to make sure that the mixture is holding together. If the patty holds together, then add just about ¼ cup more breadcrumbs to the mixture and blend well. Form either 8 medium sized patties about ½ inch in height and 3 inches in diameter, or bite-sized rounds for appetizers.

No need for any dip or sauce, these crab cakes are full of flavor. They look nice too, with flecks of green, red, and white. When formed, they make either 8 medium sized rounds, or 40 bite sized appetizers. For an extra kick, add a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce to the mixture before frying on top of the stove. You may want to make a double batch if you are heading to a large party. You’ll want to be sure they are still around for the last race! 84

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In a large frying pan on medium heat, heat olive oil. Add the crab cakes and cook the larger crab cakes for about 5 minutes on each side or until each side is a dark golden brown. Add more olive oil if needed once the crab cakes have been flipped. For the bite sized crab cakes, cook about 3 minutes on each side. Place crab cakes on a plate — serve warm. **Roasted red peppers can be found with the skins and seeds removed in jars at most local grocery stores.. Today’s Woman


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Jumping Out

With a Great Hat By Tiffany White and Anita Oldham Photos James Moses Styling Wendy Anguiano Makeup Isidrio Valencia Location Louisville Executive Aviation Hanger, Bowman Field

Stunning hats that will elevate your Derby style to soaring heights. Carrie King is wearing: Hat by Nicholas Kniel, $500, www.NicholasKniel.com. Anna and Eva earrings, $24, Steve Madden Hottness Shoes, $80, available at Dillard’s, 5000 Shelbyville Road 502.895.2017.

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Chandra Weathers is wearing: Hat by Heather Huey Millinery $1,200, available at Glasscock 153 Chenoweth Lane, 502.895.0212. Givenchy earrings, $34 available at Dillard’s.

Carrie King is wearing: Hat by Cynthia’s Centuries, $435, www.cynthiascenturies.net. Dillards Rhinestone earrings, $28, available at Dillard’s.

Julie Springate is wearing: Hat by Dee’s, $125, 502.896.6755. Dillard’s.

Julie Springate is wearing: Hat by Britni Knable (Headcandi by B. Lynn Designs), $88, headcandibyblynn@gmail.com. Nadri earrings, $60, available at Dillard’s.

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Armina Krgo is wearing: Hat by Rebecca Vance, $400, www.RebeccasHats.com or 812.944.7047. Natasha earrings, $34, available at Dillard’s.

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Jumping Out Be Hat Bold, Be Hat Brave Carrie King is wearing: Hat by Brenda Waits Bowling $1200. Anna & Ava earrings, $28, available at Dillard’s.

Chandra Weathers is wearing: Hat by Gloriela’s, 502.348.7480. Givenchy Pewter earrings, $34, available at Dillard’s.

Armina Krgo is wearing: Hat by Dee’s, $149, 502.896.6755.

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Jumping Out On a Hat Adventure

Chandra Weathers is wearing: headcandibyblynn@gmail.com. Cezanne earrings, $20 available at Dillard’s. Julie Springate is wearing: Hat by Heather Huey Millinery, $1,260, available at Glasscock. Nadri earrings, $60, available at Dillard’s.

Hannah Floyd is wearing: Hat by Christine A. Moore Millinery, $495, 212.279.1775. Givenchy earrings, $42, available at Dillard’s.

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Armino Krgo is wearing: Hat by Madam Foo Foo Couture, $620, www.madamfoofoo.com. Natasha earrings, $34, available at Dillard’s.

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Fix Your Flaws By Tiffany White • Photos: Melissa Donald

Does your compulsive nail biting make you feel uncomfortable about showing your hands — especially when you are planning to attend a major event like Derby? Try sculptured nails. THE FLAW:

Our model, Amy Elsbury, has a very short nail bed, making it difficult to wear nail polish. Wearing a natural look for Amy is important and she especially enjoys a French Manicure. However, when you have nubby nails, a French manicure is very hard to achieve.

THE FIX:

We took Amy to Polished Salon & Spa at 152 Chenoweth Lane (502.290.3900) for her fix. Co-owner and nail technician Holly Ryan had to build Amy’s nail bed to create the elegant manicured nail Amy wanted. Using Creative acrylic nails, Holly built up the nail bed using pink. She placed a form sticker underneath her nail and added white acrylic to give Amy’s nail that French tipped look. She finished it by applying one coat of OPI I’ll Take the Cake and one coat of clear coat. Holly topped it all off with Solar cuticle oil and Hempz lotion. Sculptured nails cost $50 at Polished Salon and fill-ins are $27. Holly says, on average, you should fill-in your nails every two weeks.

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Today's Woman Magazine April 2012  

The Derby Rush ~ Where will you be running to for Derby? Maybe you’ll run to Thunder Over Louisville, make a mad dash to the Great Balloon G...

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