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52 F  resh Air for a Dining Companion By Melissa Donald

56 Hot Happenings ByTiffany White and Alissa Hicks

Intro........................ 6 By Anita Oldham

On the Cover......... 6

10 Old School/New School By Lucy Pritchett

By Tiffany White

14 Survival Skills By Marie Bradby

16 The Agenda By Cathy Zion

18 21 Things

By Anita Oldham

26 Passions By Alissa Hicks

28 B  e Brave — Do Your Thing

30 S  hoeby-dooby-do, Match the Shoe!

58 Before You Go By Alissa Hicks

By Anita Oldham and Tiffany White

32 S  tepping Into Her High Heels ByTiffany White

36 A Day in Her Shoes By Yelena Sapin

44 R  eady to Change Your Life? By Melissa Donald

50 Wellness Watch

By Holly Gregor

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2013 Today’s Woman

in our


The Shoe Issue


hy not? An issue that focuses on the shoe? Whether you are into the fashion looks of shoes or just into how comfortable they can be, we will strike a cord with you this month. We met local women who are leading us forward as well as those who are stepping onto new paths and learning by following in someone else’s footsteps. I feel like our issue barely tiptoed into the shoe arena, and we had dozens of ideas that we didn’t have room for. Shoes symbolize the places we go and goals we reach — our feet take us into new areas and new adventures. We sometimes feel like we step into too large of shoes and have to learn quickly so as not to fall on our face. Or we step into shoes that are unnatural, and we have to find our way. So, we are wishing you beautiful shoes that take you new places.

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward ~ Victor Kiam

When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny that a pair of really nice shoes make us feel good in our heads — at the extreme opposite end of our bodies. ~ Levende Waters

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

credit: Brian Atwood Raffia-Heel Colorblock d’Orsay Sandal

~ Dr. Seuss

on our


As business partners, mother and daughter Kim and Chloe Gordon are learning new life lessons from each other everyday. Read more about them on page 32. 6



Today’s Woman

Volume 23 8 Number 5

T he only thing better than comfy slippers are comfy PIG slippers!

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EDITOR Anita Oldham

Wishes she had more Greets extravagant shoes, but office practical wins. visitors shoes T hese h and wearing this colorful pair stre tcto her of heels d l . o t m fe e m le b o pr T hese are her favorite colors (Go Cards!) plus she loves pumps.

Her favorite summer shoe - comfortable and versatile with jeans or dressier clothes.

COntributing EDITOR Lucy M. Pritchett

Wears these when she wants to look her fiance in the eye – they were a gift from him! OFFICE administrator Kaitlyn Tew

Assistant Editor/Designer Jessica Smith



account executive Teri Hickerson

SenioR page & Graphic Designer Kathy Bolger

INTERN: Alissa Hicks

Assistant EDITOR Tiffany White

photographer/Food Writer Melissa Donald

account executive Rose Helm

SenioR Advertising Designer April H. Allman

Loves to wear these versatile and comfortable shoes during photo sessions – great with pants or a cute skirt.

Loves her high heels to set off her fashionista look.

She wears her black Merrell Breezes everywhere. when We ars these look to she wants an d profession al . sophisticated

e s thes ss shoe s r a e We ge dr d look weda polishe omfort. for ell as c as w She loves her Aerosole wedges when she’s on her feet a lot.

Circulation Manager W. Earl Zion

T hese shoes have delivered thousands of Today’s Woman magazines.

Likes to wear these cute and comfy shoes with pants in the fall.

Reprints are available!

Call (502) 327-8855, ext. 10, or email us at with details and specifics. For advertising information in Today’s Woman, call (502) 327-8855. Today’s Woman

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Subscriptions are available by sending $18 to the above address for 12 monthly issues. Today’s Woman magazine is published monthly by Zion Publications LLC and distributed free to the people of metropolitan Louisville and Southern Indiana. Circulation 50,000 guaranteed. The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the publisher. Today’s Woman magazine does not endorse or guarantee any advertiser’s product or service. Copyright 2013 by Zion Publications LLC with all rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or graphic content in any manner is prohibited without permission from Zion Publications LLC.




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“We aim to keep people on their feet.” Old School

Mary Stivers

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett Photography by Melissa donald

Co-owner of Footworks, Inc.

Mary Stivers, 55, Co-owner of Footworks, Inc., 241 Sears Avenue • In the biz: founded the store in 1985 • Her partner in Footworks since 1992: Janice Crenshaw • Website: • Employees: Six • Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; closed Sunday and Monday

She is energetic and cleverly hired Ce Ce and Cinders as CFOs (Chief Feline Officers) of the store. Old School:

When I wanted to start the business in 1985, I couldn’t find a bank that would lend a woman money. My father, Dr. Pat Stivers, who was a podiatrist, lent me the money to open the store. In 2000, we bought the land and designed the building we are in now.

“If you don’t move, you mold.”

Footworks carries 15 brands including:

• Comfort shoes: Dansko, Merrell • Athletic shoes: Asics, New Balance, Brooks, Nike, Saucony • Off-road shoe: Montrail Other items in the store:

Socks, arch supports, running apparel Costs:

In 1978, I worked at Athletic Attic. Then, a $40 shoe was expensive. Now the average price ranges between $80 to $120. Starting point:

ou want the proper shoe for your 4Yfoot structure and the type of activity Janice Crenshaw’s artwork decorates the store. Shoes she wears: Brooks Addiction, maroon and silver,

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you will wear it for.  H your foot measured. All shoes 4fitave differently, even within the same brand. hat activity do you want the shoe 4W for? Running, walking, tennis? hat problems are you experiencing? 4W Bunions, hammertoes, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis?

Social media: We have a website and Facebook page. I don’t want to do Twitter. Why would I want to give people another excuse to stare at their phones? Changes in shoes:

• Lighter-weight materials. • A move from leather to mesh outer soles that let the foot breathe. • Better shock absorption in mid-sole materials. Her exercise routine:

I like to have climate-controlled conditions. When it is too hot or too cold, I crank up my 1970s playlist and walk 25 to 45 minutes around the track in the store. You can move and groove to the ‘70s. On nice days, I walk outside. No music. I like to hear the sounds of nature. Today’s Woman

“When I need to wear a higher heel, I stick with a wedge heel. It gives me more stability. If I wear a high-heeled dress shoe, I make sure the heel is no more that two inches higher than the ball of my foot.” NEW School

Dr. Dawn Michels, Podiatrist with Foot & Ankle Specialists

Dawn Michels, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, 39, Podiatrist with Foot & Ankle Specialists, 4119 Browns Lane, Louisville, and 3020 Charlestown Crossing, New Albany • Hometown: Bellevue, Iowa • In the biz: Since 2004 • Education: Bachelor’s from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago; three-year residency at University of Louisville.

Why you might want to make an appointment:

• bunions/hammertoes • heel pain/plantar fasciitis • sports-related injury • custom orthotics • diabetic foot care • wound/infection care

she wears

Børn boots, Merrell shoes, Brooks Adrenalin running shoe

Interview by Lucy M. Pritchett

Photography by Melissa donald

If you have flat feet, you are better off

wearing a slight heel that helps create an arch. Super flat shoes offer no support and can cause plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and fallen arches, and they can aggravate arthritis in the foot.

I like Croc shoes for wearing around the house. They slide on and off easily. But If you wear high they shouldn’t be heels to work, slide your feet out of them worn when running when sitting at your desk. Don’t wear the same pair of errands or bike shoes every day. Carry a pair shoes and switch riding or working in ofoutlow-heeled if you have to run errands the yard on uneven after work. If you wear them too long, they cause stress on surfaces. your feet and back.

Foot strengthening exercises:

ay a towel flat on the floor 4Land grip it with your toes.

on one leg. Work up 4Btoalance 30 seconds on each leg. eel raises. Rise up on your 4Htoes, keeping your knees straight and body tall.

For the kids:

• Don’t let your kids wear Crocs or flip-flops on the playground. • Check your child’s shoes often for wear and fit. Their feet can grow fast. Make sure their shoes fit well and offer support. • Promote tying their shoes. Loose laces can be dangerous.

Summer wear: Most flip-flops offer no foot support, stability, or protection. Look for a sandal with a stiffer sole that doesn’t flop. It should fit securely on your foot. Teva, Merrell, and Echo make sensible sandals for women. At work she:

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• Is in the office three days a week. • Performs surgery two mornings a week. • Sees an average of 25 patients a day. • Her youngest patient: 9 months old • Her oldest patient: 96 years old Today’s Woman


Getting Things Done Marlene Grissom

Written by Marie Bradby Photography by Melissa Donald

Director of Special Projects for Waterfront Development Corporation

If Marlene Grissom continues to work her magic, the Big Four Bridge in downtown Louisville will be lit up with programmable LED lights like the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. It’s one of many community projects spearheaded through the years by Marlene, a consummate supporter of the arts and development in this city. “It’s an exciting project,” says Marlene, director of special projects for Waterfront Development Corporation. “Now with LEDs and the price of the lights and maintenance way down, it’s extremely doable. The bridge would be lit up for 20 years without changing any bulbs.” Marlene is working on raising $1.8 million from businesses, individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund lighting the newly-opened pedestrian/bicycle bridge. “It will really draw people to the waterfront — not only local people, but regional people — and will be great for the economy,” she says. Marlene is also working on the

Photo: Nick Roberts, SpeedDemon2 Photography,

celebration of the Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday in October 2014. “It’s the only working steamboat in the world that is 100 years old,” she says. “We will be getting eight other steamboats from other cities. There will be events, balloon glows, and all kinds of things going on in the park — bourbon tastings, dinner, music. It should be fun.” Marlene has been an advocate for the arts since coming to Louisville in 1958. She switched from making jewelry to opening one of the first art galleries in the city, then became involved in fundraising for the arts. She currently serves on five boards, including the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Greater Louisville Inc. She’s been on the board of the Fund for the Arts, the Louisville Ballet, the Speed Art Museum, and KET. “It just kind of happened,” Marlene says. “I was pre-med in college. I took a lot of art courses and became enamored with the arts. I came to Louisville, started making jewelry and sculpting, and started being asked to help with projects. I decided that maybe I would stop doing art and go directly into promoting it. That’s how I started my art career. I decided we needed to open a gallery in Louisville that had things I wanted to see.” With a friend, she opened Swearingen-Byck Gallery, which continued for five years. Then she opened Byck Gallery on her own. Marlene also collects art and is an appraiser of contemporary works. She and her husband, J. David Grissom, have a collection of black and white vintage photographs. A mother, grandmother, full-time worker, and volunteer, Marlene shares her survival tips:

Rule # 1: “Don’t think about all the things you have to do in one day. Just do them as they

come up. That way, you ease into all those projects, and you don’t say, ‘Gosh, look what I have to do today.’ It makes life a lot easier.”

Rule #4: Give back to the community. “I think that’s very important. It

gives me a sense of satisfact ion that makes me feel good, and I hope it makes the community feel good. It is a responsibility. If you live in a community and have done well in the community, it’s importa nt to give back.”




Rule #3: You need substantial, fulfilling work you are passionate about. Rule #2:ns are tio nt, “I have a busy husband, also. He plays golf, “Vacaimportaekend. and I play tennis. Your life can’t revolve very just a we around that. You need other things to make your life fuller. Of course, we have the grandchildren. That’s another wonderful thing that happens as you age. Another thing I do is appraisals, and I’m still involved in finding art for people.”

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by CATHy ZION, PublIsHer


he Derby activities kick off an eventful month in Derby City! Three of my favorite events that support women in different ways are held in May. Hope to see you at one of them… or all of them!



The Agenda

I hope to see you at Maryhurst’s Journey of Hope luncheon. This is one of my favorite events of the year because of the inspiring stories we hear about the abused and neglected young women and men whose lives have been turned around through Maryhurst. Maryhurst has been helping these children regain their selfworth and independence for more than 170 years and cares for 150 children annually. Many of these residents make items – jewelry, crafts, and paintings – that are sold at the luncheon, so make sure you bring your credit card and get there early to shop. Meet Judy Lambeth, who has led this amazing organization for nearly 25 years, and show your support. The luncheon will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center. >

Women Leading Kentucky On May 2, I’ll head to Lexington for the annual Women Leading Kentucky Conference. It’s a must-do every year as organizer Janet Holloway always manages to ramp the list of renowned and remarkable presenters. Liz Cornish will tell us how to use the “first 100 days” of any new endeavor most effectively. Julie Anixter co-founded Innovation Excellence and will inspire us with her journey to discover innovation. At lunch, the Martha Layne Collins Award winners will be introduced, including Louisville’s own Vickie Yates Brown, president of Nucleus KY. It’s a day of leadership lessons for women of all ages. The conference is held at Marriott Griffin Gate and starts at 8:30 a.m., concluding at 2:30 p.m.

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Maple Hill Manor Le Souffle Pancakes with Blueberrymon Compote

serves: 8 Prep time: 15 min utes Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 T. sugar 3 1/2 t. baking powder 1 1/4 c. whole milk 1 t. salt 1 egg 1 t. cream of tartar 3 T. butter, melted 1 lemon zest (grate or zest outer portion of lemon)


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


Nominate a Way

Go Woman!

This recognition is for women under 40 who have accomplished something significant. The categories are Community activist/ Community-minded, Professional, entrepreneurial, Reinvented/ overcame Barriers, and Political Involvement. nominate at or on page 29.

Three New2Lou, a social resource for newcomers, and Hawthorn Beverage Group will host “Bourbon 103” at 6 p.m. May 24 at Moonshine University, 801 South 8th St. Tickets are $40 per person. >

ABRACADABRA! 2013 benefit for Kosair Kids: may 19 at The Louisville Palace. Find tickets on Ticketmaster.



4. In honor of our shoe issue, we asked off Broadway shoes to give us a sneak peek at some of the newest styles. Black/white wedges - Charles by CD “Letti” $59.90 Orange and mint green wedges - FS “Sassy” $54.90 Brown with rhinestones - Unisa “Libiza” $39.90

LouisviLLe BaLLeT’s 2013-2014 season


LA SYLPHIDE • Feb. 21-22 La Slyphide’s human realm of a small Scottish community meets the spiritual realm of the enchanted forest.

COMPLEMENTARY VOICES • april 4-5 Three significant works from three significant male choreographers.



THE BROWN-FORMAN NUTCRACKER • dec. 7-22 Marie and her magical Nutcracker prince lead you through the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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SWAN LAKE • sept. 13 & 14 An evil sorcerer casts a spell on Princess Odette transforming her into a swan every evening at midnight, an enchantment that may forever prevent her from being united with her true love.

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Last year ’s winning poster

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BecauSe We are 21 yearS old!



Win $2000!

The St. James Court Art Show public poster design competition ends June 14 for the 2013 show, scheduled October 4-6 in historic Old Louisville. Design elements should reflect the “feel” of the Saint James Court Art Show and surrounding neighborhood. Fee is $20. Info at

We thought you might like this recipe from Sherry Hurley, owner of Farm to Fork Catering. She is featured on page 26.

Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Almonds, & Golden Raisins

1 three- to four-pound whole chicken (Note: preferably local, all natural and pastured raised. Sherry says she loves Adam Barr’s of Barr Farms chickens. Find him Saturdays at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market.) 1 c Hellman’s mayonnaise 1/4 c red onion, small diced

1/2 c celery, small diced 1/2 c golden raisins 1/4 c almonds slices, toasted juice from half a lemon 1 T. fresh tarragon, finely chopped 1 T. fresh parsley, finely minced salt and coarse ground pepper to taste

Rub chicken with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast at 375 until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Let cool, then pull all the chicken meat. Cut larger pieces into 1” chunks. Put chicken in bowl and add remaining ingredients. Add extra lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper until it’s perfect for you! Serve on a bed of crisp Grateful Greens Bibb lettuce or on a fresh baked croissant from Blue Dog Bakery or Ghyslain on Market.

10. Take a Walk and Tour: A new self-guided walking tour in French Lick, Ind., is available to learn how the “magical mineral waters” started it all, attracted the rich and famous to The Valley and even helped win a World Series. Besides this self-guided tour, Indiana Landmarks will continue to offer their 70-minute guided tours daily. The volunteer-led experiences delve deeper into the resort’s history and recent renaissance.


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Bacon Ball 2013 at Oxmoor Farm • May 18, 7-11 p.m.


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Funky Colored Flames are crystals that, when added into a wood-burning fire, will burn blue, green and purple. Find them at Walmart or dick’s sporting Goods.

11Becoming Mothers

Opening on Mother’s Day weekend, Becoming Mothers is Looking for Lilith’s newest original play. This exploration will span the process from trying to conceive/planning through the r’s Call Acto early days of motherhood — the fourth at Theatre trimester, as some call it. 84.1205. 502.5

Performances will be May 9-11, 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on May 12 and May 18, at the Victor Jory Theatre at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Adult tickets will be $18. Student and senior tickets will be $15. Be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by participating in the annual Tour de Cure, a cycling event happening on may 18 at norton Commons to raise funds to help stop this devastating disease. Tour de Cure offers routes from 1- and 5-mile family rides to 20-, 40- and 60-mile rides. To register, call 502.452.6072 ext 3318 or visit louisvilletourdecure



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The third annual Bacon Ball will feature bacon, bourbon, beer, and celebrity judge and Bon appetit contributing editor adam sachs. Proceeds from the Bacon Ball benefit Louisville Visual art association. Cost: $30 for LVaa members/$50 for pair of member tickets; $40 for non-members/ $70 for pair of non-member tickets. >

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BecauSe We are 21 yearS old! Gilda’s Night of a Thousand Laughs features local celebrities and benefits families living with cancer. When: May 18, 7:15 p.m. Where: receptions preceeding

at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main St. Cost: $75/person for premium tickets or $125/person for VIP (partially tax-deductible price) Contact: 502.583.0075 or


Students from four elementary schools wrote messages for the children of Newtown on paper chains, which were ringed around each redbud tree that was planted. These messages will be be sent to Sandy Hook Elementary.

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Sacred Silence: Pathway to Compassion is the theme of the may 2013 Festival of Faiths (may 14-19 at actors Theatre of Louisville and the Galt House Hotel). It is planned as a prelude to the dalai Lama, who is coming to Louisville may 19-20. Tickets available through the actors Theatre of Louisville’s box office. >


Can’t wear sandals?

Mayor Greg Fischer presenting Henry Helmers with a plaque proclaiming April 12 to be Arbor Day in Louisville.

In a spring issue about shoes, I think it’d be remiss not to mention a common toe problem that now has a treatment. I have a friend who had toenail fungus that made her toenails yellow and thick. She wouldn't dare wear sandals. She is having a laser treatment done at Dr. Fred Preuss' office that has started new, normal toenails growing! A few more treatments and she’ll be able to show her toes without worry. If you are also hiding your toes, I thought you might want to know there is a treatment.

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From left, Zumba instructors Kate Hughes, Kristie Winchell, audra skibo, sharon Watkins and mandi Hutchins led the ymCa of southern Indiana’s Third annual Zumbathon last month.

16. More Compassion


I was impressed when I heard that a Bloom Elementary fourth grade student, Henry Helmers, had the idea to honor the 26 children killed in newtown, Conn., by planting a garden in their memory. His idea took root and a few months and many partnerships and connections later, Henry joined students from his school and st. agnes, st. James, and Collegiate in planting 26 redbud trees in memory of the children.


Today’s Woman is a big supporter of Maryhurst’s mission, and we encourage you to attend the 2013 Journey of Hope luncheon on May 15 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Jane Beshear, First Lady of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The 2013 Alumna of the Year honoree is Ms. Licia Priest, who exemplifies Maryhurst’s mission for its residents to overcome life’s challenges. For information on how you can be inspired at this event, go to

shop at the Brown has Haute Hostess aprons. Each one is made from fabrics of cocktail dresses with jeweled designs, sparkling sequins, silky trimmings, and appliquéd ribbons. The aprons range in price from $150-300. Today’s Today’s Woman

Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus will get your toes twinkling for Spring Break and the Sandal Season.

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owner mary Levinsky displays the handmade goods available at her shop.

Waterstep shoe Program director deedee Hurt, also known affectionately as “The shoe Lady,” first volunteered eight years ago with Waterstep when she joined a mission trip to romania to assist in vision clinics. Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Waterstep, known then as Edge outreach, turned its focus to providing safe drinking water vital to the survival of earthquake victims by developing water filtration systems. deedee was hired as director, leading the way in collecting used shoes which were sold to an exporter to raise the necessary funding for the project. more than 100 shoe drop boxes are now found across the country from seattle to delaware, and water filtration systems provide safe drinking water in 23 countries around the world. To find a shoe drop box near you or to obtain information on starting your own shoe drive, visit

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he latest market-themed boutique, Block Party, is adding yet another specialty outlet to the renovation efforts of Downtown Louisville. Located at 560 S. Fourth St., owner Mary Levinsky says, “It will be a vibrant community space to purchase a variety of handmade goods in one place, as well as learn new crafts and skills in our workshops. I think it is important to have a creative outlet for people to learn something new and socialize at the same time. This is a new opportunity for artists to be more involved in their selling compared to other shops.” Beginning this month, Block Party will be offering workshops in the store. Artists such as Mickie Winters and Alicia Criswell will be teaching the workshop classes, which will include everything from photography methods to artist professional development. It might seem like a lot going on, but Mary, who first created the Female Art Collective in 2007, says, “The variety of products available are the draw of our shop – it will draw in a diverse customer base, creating a vibrant and positive experience. “Due to the cooperative structure of Block Party, the artists will be working at the shop along with myself, providing an intimate experience to meet the creator of the products you purchase. You can also see artists working in the shared studio space when it’s not in use for workshops.”

“When you were small and just a touch away, I covered you with blankets against the cold night air. But now that you are tall and out of reach, I fold my hands and cover you with prayer.”

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Q & BeBrave A Do

Your Thing

Interview by Holly Gregor Photography by Melissa donald

Sherry Hurley: Owner, I just tried your chicken salad and I love it! Farm to Fork Catering Who knew a chicken salad could be your soul mate? into a dish. The ingredients are my palette. I get to work with all these colors and create something.

Sherry Hurley, owner of Farm to Fork Catering, grew up in a food-loving Western Kentucky family. Her father worked as a salesperson for a food distributor of fresh local and international foods. His job included testing new foods about to come on the market, and Sherry tried them, too. He also took Sherry shopping at foreign grocery stores. “I thought that’s what everyone did,” she says.

What do you like to have in a creation?

A range of colors, textures, hot and cold, crunchy and smooth.

Give me an example.

My spring salad: local spring lettuces, strawberries (colorful), Capriole goat cheese (stark white and smooth), candied pecans (sweet, crunchy, spicy), light balsamic vinaigrette dressing (the tart with the sweet strawberries brings out the flavors more). It’s the best salad for spring.

Sherry’s tastes were also influenced by the fresh vegetables her mother cooked every night from the family summer garden. Sherry’s daily fare was a unique mix of two worlds, influences which still affects her culinary style today.

Are you brave to do your thing?

Some people call it brave — I call it crazy! If I had known what being a small business owner really meant, I don’t think I would have done it.

What makes your chicken salad so good?

I put my love and energy into my food. We use an all-natural, pasture-raised chicken that is roasted, and then the meat is handpulled off the bones. We use both the white and dark meat. It’s the dark meat that makes it richer and more flavorful. It’s a lot of work, and therefore more expensive...and more delicious. People would not be willing to pay more for our food if it weren’t more delicious.

At what age did you start cooking?

When I was 10 years old, my mother went back to work, so I helped get dinner ready.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to start her own small business?

learning about events, then as a caterer at Woodford Reserve and The Patron. I thought it was way more fun to be in a restaurant than in the “real world.”

Who are your mentors?

What are some of your signature dishes? I’m proud of my Southern roots. One of our most popular items is bacon brown sugar biscuits. The bacon is from Stone Cross Farm. When the biscuits are heated up and you get the flavor of bacon in them, there is nothing better! We also have a bourbon vanilla brownie that is pretty great, too.

I perceive them? What is the event? A celebration, ceremony, or business event? Budget? Where? Time of year? I then take that information and start to work. It’s hard to explain to my clients that I feel like I am creating a piece of art. It takes me longer than most caterers to write a proposal.

Start doing research about your passion early. Read and take classes, especially business classes. Go to SCORE (a nonprofit agency that helps small businesses get off the ground) for help. You really need to listen to what they say. If you are planning on making a living from your dreams, you’ve got to make sure the numbers work. Save a minimum of six months’ living expenses. Find a mentor who will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Where do you begin with the menu?

Who is in your support system?

My first job was at Belew’s Dairy Barn in Aurora, Ky. During college, I worked at a coffee shop and T.G.I. Friday’s. After that, I worked as a restaurant manager

Tess Krebs and Susan Seiller. Tess is a caterer, and Susan, who once owned Jack Fry’s, now owns Relish. I learned a lot from Tess about whole foods and organic foods. She helps me see the big picture: mission, vision, values. Susan gives me good advice and a listening ear.


For a video of Sherry selling and talking about her love-filled foods at the Douglas Loop Farmers Market, go to

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How do you go about planning a menu for a client? I ask a lot of questions: Who is the client? How do

The first thing I do is make a list of what fresh foods are available that time of year. I try to take each of those seasonal ingredients and incorporate each one

I would have given this up if it weren’t for Tess. It’s so scary. The other person I couldn’t do it without is Justin, my boyfriend. He offered me a lot of stability.

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Terri George Interior Design Department Chairperson, Sullivan College


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Elizabeth Kizito Owner, Kizito Cookies


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Stepping into Her

High Heels By Tiffany White • Makeup: Denise Cardwell and Chelsea Reitzel, Blades Salon & Spa • Photo: Melissa Donald

These daughters may be following in their mothers’ footsteps, but they are creating new pathways for themselves. Kim Gordon, co-founder of Biggest lesson you’ve learned from your daughter: “Sometimes you just have to chill out, and that color is a good thing!” Best part of working with your daughter: “Spending time together and watching Chloe mature into a woman I’m proud of and a business partner I’d choose to work with — even if she wasn’t my daughter.” Worst part of working with your daughter: “Having to be the mom.”

Chloe Gordon, co-founder of Biggest lesson you’ve learned from your mother: “I’ve learned how to stay organized and believe in myself.” Best part of working with your mother: “I express my true feelings without worrying about hurting my mom’s feelings.” Worst part of working with your mother: “I work with my mom. What do you think?” Kim is wearing: Glam blouse, $79; Level 99 jeans, $109, Toms shoes, $ 69; necklaces, $ 30 and $40 available at Apricot Lane Boutique 1301 Herr Lane, 502.708.2823. Chloe is wearing: YA Los Angeles dress, $ 59; Toms shoes, $ 69, earrings, $25. Available at Apricot Lane Boutique 1301 Herr Lane, 502.708.2823. PAGe 34





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Linda B. Lorch, Attorney/Partner, Lorch & Naville Attorneys Biggest lesson you’ve learned from your daughter: “I’ve learned from Claire that the way I handle my work is not the only way to approach the profession and be successful.” Best part of working with your daughter: “Being able to work with her everyday and to see her grow and mature in the profession.” Worst part of working with your daughter: “Trying to remember that we aren’t mother and daughter in the workplace.”

Claire Lorch Hagedorn, Associate Attorney, Lorch & Naville Attorneys Biggest lesson you’ve learned from your mother: “I have learned the value of hard work from my mom. She always gives 110 percent to her clients and works hard on every case. That’s something I strive to do too!” Best part of working with your mother: “Being able to learn from her years of experience in this profession on a daily basis.” Worst part of working with your mother: “Remembering she’s my boss, not my mom when we’re at work.” Linda is wearing: dress, $42; scarf, $15; jewelry set, $45, available at The Opal Gypsy, 201 E. Market Street, New Albany, 812.725.9744; Guess shoes, $ 60, available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.897.5232. Claire is wearing: dress, $ 65; jewelry set, $ 35, and $24, available at The Opal Gypsy, 201 E. Market Street, New Albany, 812.725.9744; BCBGeneration shoes, $70, available at Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.897.5232.




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A Day IN

HER shoEs by Yelena Sapin / photos by Melissa donald

Ever wonder what life is like for other women? These three working mothers opened up about their daily routines to give you a taste of how it feels to log a few miles in their shoes.

As Jenny Corbin, you spend most afternoons on your laptop at home or at the barn.

At 5 o’clock, the three of you head to the barn to feed the horses and clean the stalls. While you like the idea of sitting down to dinner together every night, it just doesn’t happen.

Before you know it, it’s time to pick up the kids.




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­ then play together for a half hour — or so before taking your daughter to preschool and heading to the office.

On work days, if you are Dr. Gigi Girard you’re up around 6:30 with your 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter and 1-and-a-half-year-old son. You eat breakfast with your kids — oatmeal or eggs for them, and maybe some yogurt for you —

It’s been hard leaving your 2-and-a-halfyear-old daughter in the care of a babysitter to go to work seven days a week at first, but now you have one day off.

By 11 a.m., if you are Toki Masubuchi you’re at work. You usually don’t eat breakfast, so you drink a glass of juice, a cup of coffee, or several glasses of water before jumping right into prepping and cooking. You put on some of your favorite music and sing along as you chop vegetables.

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Jenny Corbin

CEO of TNG Pharmaceuticals

The flip side of having a flexible schedule and being able to work from anywhere is that you always have to stay connected and available.

If you’re Jenny, you don’t get to sleep in. Deeply rooted in the cattle and equine industry, you’re growing your livestock pharmaceuticals-related company while raising two young sons and helping your husband take care of 50 horses on the farm. Even when it’s not your turn to get up at 5:30 to feed the horses, you’re up with the baby by 6. After getting the kids ready and dropping off the 6-yearold at school and the baby at childcare, you come back to put on either heels or boots, depending on the day’s agenda. If you’re needed downtown for a presentation or meeting, you reluctantly dress up and take the extra time with hair and makeup. You’d much rather be in boots and jeans with your hair pulled back—out in the field with the cows and farmers your company is trying to help, or back at the barn working with the horses — but at least your meetings are over lunch at some of the best restaurants in town. You don’t have time to cook, so lunch on other days is from the nearest drive-through or brown-bagged from home. As Jenny, you spend most afternoons on your laptop at home or at the barn. You try to find time to ride every day, working with the new show horse you’re training. You love being in the saddle, riding, and communicating effectively with the horse. Heaving heavy tack onto an animal that’s taller than you and staying in the saddle through all the twists and turns of the routine also keeps you fit. Before you know it, it’s time to pick up the kids. At 5 o’clock, the




three of you head to the barn to feed the horses and clean the stalls. While you like the idea of sitting down to dinner together every night, it just doesn’t happen. The horses keep your husband’s schedule unpredictable, so he eats when he can. Your son is happy with something simple from the fridge, and you might eat something later when nursing the baby before bed. Alone with your sleepy baby in a darkened room, these quiet and peaceful moments are the highlight of your day. In Jenny’s shoes, you put the kids to bed by 9 and try to follow soon after. Morning comes quickly and the baby still wakes you up at night, so you’re ready to call it a day by 10. Some nights, however, unfinished work keeps you up on the laptop later than you’d like. Your business is a 24/7 job. The flip side of having a flexible schedule and being able to work from anywhere is that you always have to stay connected and available. But you adapt, getting used to having your cell phone within reach, hitting the “mute” button if you have to take a conference call while your baby fusses on your lap, or even keeping your laptop nearby as you nurse. When work takes you out of town, you take the baby with you, accompanied by your mother or mother-in-law. Knowing he’s safe in the hotel room with Grandma and being able to nurse him even when away from home gives you the peace of mind to focus on your work. For you, attending to the needs of both your children and your business definitely takes a village, and you just feel so lucky and so grateful to have your family to back you up. Today’s Woman

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obstetrician/gynecologist with Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, a Part of Norton Women’s Care If you’re wearing Gigi’s shoes, you thrive on being busy. On work days, you’re up at around 6:30 with your 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter and 1-and-a-half-year-old son. You eat breakfast with your kids — oatmeal or eggs for them, and maybe some yogurt for you — then play together for a half hour or so before taking your daughter to preschool and heading to the office. The work commute is your chance to listen to some fun music and maybe call family and friends to catch up and share a laugh. You’re in the office by 8:45, and from then on it’s a nonstop whirlwind of activity. When you manage to squeeze in 5 or 10 minutes for lunch, you wolf down either a frozen meal from home or something that a pharmaceutical rep brought in for the office. Being at work means firing on all cylinders, but you don’t mind because you love what you do, and you love interacting with your patients and colleagues, many of whom have become dear friends. As Gigi, you make it home by 5 o’clock most days. If the weather is nice, the whole family heads outside to ride bikes, play in the backyard, or go for a walk in the park or around the neighborhood. Since you have yet to resolve to get up earlier to work out, these walks are a way for you to get some exercise while spending time together as a family. You love being outdoors, and any time to yourself on your day off often finds you putting on your walking shoes. Unless you’re on call or out with your husband for your regular date night with friends, you eat dinner with your kids. You don’t consider yourself a great cook, so meals at home are usually something simple. It helps that your husband loves to grill and that the kids look forward to your weekly family night out at local restaurants.




You jokingly describe yourself as one who doesn’t let a lot of grass grow under your feet, and sometimes it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything you need to do.

After dinner, you play a little with the kids. Then it’s time for baths, stories, and good nights. A favorite bedtime ritual is “doing compliments” with your daughter as she goes to sleep. Finding daily ways to spend one-on-one time with each of your children is important to you, and this is a special opportunity to talk together about the good things that happened during your day and to appreciate the people in your lives. You look forward to also doing this with your son when he gets a little older. If you’re Gigi, you try to unwind and spend some time with your husband in the evenings. You might also need to catch up on things like paying bills or wrapping birthday presents for the kids’ parties. You don’t really watch TV, but you might spend some time on Facebook to stay in touch with friends. You’re in bed around 9, 10 at the latest, because you want to be well-rested and at your best for your patients and your family. Being Gigi, you have friends and family around the world. Travel is your favorite way to relax and refresh your perspective, and you love planning family vacations to far-off destinations. You jokingly describe yourself as one who doesn’t let a lot of grass grow under your feet, and sometimes it’s a challenge to stay on top of everything you need to do. But you try to keep a sense of humor when something goes awry and just keep doing the best you can.

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Toki Masubuchi

chef/owner of Dragon King’s Daughter restaurants If you’re wearing Toki’s shoes, your schedule is dictated by the demands of running two restaurants. The original Highlands location is well-established and gets along without your daily presence, but you’re still getting the New Albany location up and running. Opening a second restaurant has meant making some sacrifices. It’s been hard leaving your 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter in the care of a babysitter to go to work seven days a week at first, but now you have one day off. You even managed to take a week-long vacation last month to enjoy a family trip to Florida while your mother was visiting from Japan. Eventually, you hope to be able to loosen the reins on the restaurant even more and have more time with your daughter. The restaurant doesn’t open until 11:30, so you can sleep as late as 8:30 or even 10. That makes up for always staying up into the wee hours enjoying some family time with your daughter and husband after he gets home from closing up the Highlands location. If your daughter wakes up before you have to go to work, you spend some time playing together until the babysitter arrives. If she’s still sleeping, you go ahead and start your day. If you’re Toki, your day begins with tossing in a load of laundry and chanting your Buddhist prayers. You pray for peace and for the happiness and well-being of your employees, your customers, and your family and friends. Then you go to the gym to jog a few miles on the treadmill. Because most of your day is spent standing in the kitchen, you try to work out regularly, doing some exercises at home if you can’t make it to the gym. By 11 a.m., you’re at work. You usually don’t eat breakfast, so you drink a glass of juice, a cup of coffee, or several glasses of water before




As much as you love being at the restaurant and feeding people — it doesn’t even feel like work — this time together with your family is what nourishes you most.

jumping right into prepping and cooking. You put on some of your favorite music and sing along as you chop vegetables. The music makes you happy, and you strive to put that positive energy into the food you serve and into the general feel of the restaurant. As Toki, you finally get to eat after the lunch rush ends. You might have rice with some of the soup of the day or make yourself a sandwich. If you’re training new kitchen staff, you taste and eat whatever they’ve been learning to cook. The pre-dinner lull is also your time to do some office work or step out to run errands. The sitter brings your daughter to the restaurant by 5, and then you walk with her the few blocks to your sister-in-law’s house where she stays until you get her after work. If it’s a slow afternoon, you have the sitter bring your daughter in a little earlier for extra play time or a trip to the park. In Toki’s shoes you work through dinner, making sushi until you see that the staff can manage the rest of the night without you. You and your daughter get home before your husband does and have your dinner, usually something you’ve brought from work. Then it’s time to play together or watch a movie and catch up with your husband. You don’t see each other much outside of work, so you keep business talk to a minimum. As much as you love being at the restaurant and feeding people — it doesn’t even feel like work — this time together with your family is what nourishes you most. Today’s Woman

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Finale to CHANGE Ready2013

Your Life? story and photos by melissa donald


Today’s Woman Weight Loss Challenge is ending, but a new healthy lifestyle is not over for these three women. After losing a collective total of 58 pounds, each woman has new goals to reach. Thanks to her knowledgeable trainers and to Home Cuisine, each one of our participants has made significant changes to her health.


Maggie Helton current weight:142

lbs (lost 18 lbs.) BMI: 24.1 (down from 26.6) Waist: 31” (lost 4”) hips: 39” (lost 3¼”) Allison Hilles, Fitness Instructor at Floyd County YMCA, New Albany, Southern Indiana 812.283.9622 trainer:

n addition to the numbers you see here, Maggie is down a pant size. “I was a 10 but even a size 10 was pushing it. Now I am a size 8, and I made my weight-loss goal and am now working on my ‘wouldn’t it be nice goal’?” she says. Already a member of the Floyd County YMCA in New Albany, Maggie will continue her three-days-a-week routine incorporating the exercises that her trainer Alli taught her. “I just love Alli,” Maggie says. “She helped me so much. She has also helped a friend of mine lose 70 pounds!” For Maggie, one of the great things about Home Cuisine was the convenience of having portion-controlled meals that were already prepared. As a virtual employee, sometimes working from home is hard to prepare a meal just for yourself. So, Maggie and a friend of hers, who is also a virtual employee, have created their own cooking co-op. Each one alternates making four breakfasts and four lunches — sharing two of the four meals with the other. Fridays they are on their own, but Maggie says this helps tremendously throughout the week. One of Maggie’s favorite things to prepare is a salad in a jar. In addition to working out at the gym, Maggie and her husband are very active in a variety of outdoor activities, such as kayaking and hiking. Last month, Maggie for the first time, participated in the Floyd County YMCA’s Tri-At-The-Y super sprint triathlon. Maggie just had her cholesterol retested and now no longer needs to take medication to reduce her cholesterol. Maggie is wearing: jacket, $128; top, $19; pants, $78, necklace, $27, from Ann Taylor PAGe 46


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after Susan Barry 150 lbs (lost 20 lbs) BMI: 26.5 (down from 28.6) Waist: 33” (lost 9”) hips: 401/2” (lost 31/2”) current weight:

trainer: Maria Bernard, Fitness Director at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center, 502.869.3900


usan went from a size 14 to a size 8! Yes, that’s right! “I couldn’t believe I could fit into a size 8! I have really fallen in love with weight training, and I have learned how short bursts of cardio are so beneficial. Through Milestone I was also introduced to yoga, and I attend a class once a week for 1½ hours. I really love it! Home Cuisine really helped me change how I look at food and has taught me how and what to eat. It also changed my food cravings. As a family, we eat out much less. We’ve also increased our intake of whole grains and vegetables. I feel great. I have so much more energy!” Susan’s trainer Maria at Milestone is “such a great trainer and teacher. I thank her so much. She has taught me a lot.” Susan hopes to continue with Milestone and working out at home with her own fitness equipment. She and her children have already changed their eating habits for the better and will continue to do so. Susan is wearing: dress,


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after Lizzet Verdi current weight:

160 lbs (lost 23 lbs) BMI: 28.1 (down from 31.5) Waist: 34½” (lost 3½”) hips: 40” (lost 4½”)

Dave Randolph, Owner and Instructor at Iron Body Fitness, Louisville 502.267.6030 trainer:



ike everyone else, Lizzet also dropped several sizes. Lizzet has shrunk from a size 14 to a size 10. Her trainer Dave guided to her workout success. “I love how this Kettle Bell program has totally changed my shape. I am also not as swollen looking or feeling. I am also stronger and have more energy. “Throughout the day, I used to grab cookies and convenience food. Now I don’t do that anymore.” One of Lizzet’s goals was to set a good example for her daughter, which she has done. At the age of four, her daughter mimics her all the time —including what she eats. Home Cuisine meals helped Lizzet understand portion control. They also inspired her to create new healthy dishes. Every time I came home with my meals, my daughter would ask what I was eating. I would give her a bite of some of my meals to see if she would like it. I remember when she ran to my husband and said that she likes cauliflower.” Lizzet has signed up for Dave’s twoday a week Kettle Bell program for future training. Lizzet is wearing: jacket, $100;

blouse, $68; pants, $88, from Ann Taylor

Z Salon provided hair and makeup for our photo shoot. Thanks to Nikki Baker, Olivia Snodgrass, Bethany Meyer, Amelia Ahner, Paisley Wilson, and Kristi Forrest Ann Taylor

provided four pieces for an outfit to each of our participants. Last month, the company opened an Ann Taylor concept store at the Oxmoor Center, which has a modernized design aimed at enhancing the shopping experience.




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“Try and go back and recapture some ot in the mood for a roll in the hay? of them with your partner,” Althof says. Don’t be too quick to stick a pitchfork “What worked in the past will probably in it. Biological, psychological, and relawork in the present.” tional reasons together may be preventing At times, a man’s inability to sustain an a man or woman from wanting sex accorderection can also weigh on his partner. As ing to Dr. Stanley Althof, the executive dithe CEO of Absorption Pharmaceuticals, the rector for the Center for Marital and Sexual makers of the erection-susHealth of South Florida. And taining treatment Promescent, these issues can have an impact About 1/3 of Jeff Abraham says the arousal on your partner as well as you. women ages gap between women and men “Sexual problems affect the 18-59 experience may be a factor. Women on partner,” Althof says. “It works low sex drive average take slightly less than both ways. We’ve studied men problems. – womenshealth. 20 minutes to climax. Men who have [erectile normally finish in seven mintion] where the women’s desire utes, he says, which can leave plummeted. And with women women unsatisfied and down who have low desire, you can the road may affect the couples’ intimacy. see problems starting in the men.” While men have Promescent, Viagra, What can you do to combat low arousal? For starters, Althof recommends and other options to combat ED, unfortutalking to your family physician or gynenately Althof says the Federal Drug Adcologist about your concerns. If the issues ministration has not approved any drugs aren’t physically based, he says, women for female sexual dysfunction. But he says need to think about what precipitated he does see promising treatments coming the decreased desire as well as what is up the FDA pipeline in the next few years. maintaining it. Once you understand the Until then, talk with your doctor about response, examine what things in the past which underlying factors could be caushave triggered your arousal. ing your lack of desire.

Get your pedals moving for a cause On may 18, area cyclists can ride in the American diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. beginning at norton Commons in Prospect, participants can pedal various distances, all in the name of ending diabetes. For more information, visit AdA online at

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-Average nightly amount of sleep the typical woman age 30-60 gets during the work week according to Get some shuteye the healthy, non-prescription way with dream Water. This zero-calorie, no-preservative, natural approach to sleep could be your remedy to finally being able to stop counting those blasted sheep. Check out to find out more.

Simple stress relief, Dalai Lama-style Don’t think meditation is only for bald men in orange robes. Lisa Morrison, the director of media and public relations for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s May visit to Louisville, says people of every religion and faith can benefit from the stress-relieving qualities of the practice. Even workers who can’t seem to catch a break will be able to do the following visualization right from their computer chair. So sit back, relax, and find a little time for some office nirvana. “Take deep breaths. Sit back very straight. Arms are very loose and comfortable to your side. Feet are flat on the floor. Think about the ground and your feet on the ground and feeling the energy of the earth underneath you and how significant that is. Pull in that energy beneath you. Think about what’s above you and how the energy that you generate physically, emotionally, and spiritually, can vibrate off of you. We’re very powerful beings, so being aware of your energy and how you’re operating in your space is very positive.”

Try IT:

— Lisa Morrison

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Fresh Air as a

Dining Companion Story and Photos by Melissa Donald

Two great local spaces offer a compelling atmosphere in both indoor and outdoor areas. Decca Restaurant/Lounge

If you enjoy dining outdoors, check out the beautiful outdoor spaces that Decca Restaurant has to offer. Located on East Market Street in the heart of NuLu, Decca has two very different outdoor seating opportunities. Their outdoor courtyard is on the ground level — an enclosed, private landscape dotted with wooden outdoor furniture, greenery, meandering paths, waterscapes, and a fire pit to sit around sipping one of Decca’s signature cocktails. On the second floor, outdoor balcony seating allows a bird’s eye view. Decca’s comfortable and inviting contemporary setting mixes old with new. The building itself dates back to the 1870s. Original architectural elements such as pocket doors, and brick and limestone walls, are part of the charm. The wall art, recycled cork flooring, and furniture accessories add an organic feel to the entire space. While inside, check out their lounge in the cellar. At the base of the stairs you are greeted with one of the most well preserved jukeboxes I’ve ever seen. Live jazz can be heard every Monday night starting at 8 p.m. The atmosphere does not outdo the food; it is fabulous and elegantly displayed. Chef Annie Pettry incorporates as many local ingredients as possible in her creative dishes, and virtually everything is created in house. Homemade pasta, buttermilk ricotta, and her graham cracker cookies are just a few of the items that are made from scratch. The cocktails are also creative and fun. If you like bourbon, then you must try The Waysider, which is made with bourbon, fresh mint, lime juice and ginger beer. PAGe 52

Decca Lounge/ Restaurant 812 East Market Street Louisville





Hours: Downstairs Lounge:

Monday-Thursday, 4:30pm-11pm Friday & Saturday, 4:30pm-Midnight Dining Room:

Seared diver scallops, carrot puree and grapefruit slices with a Waysider Cocktail.

Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10pm Friday & Saturday, 5:30-11pm

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The Anchorage Café

Take a step away from the city and treat yourself to breakfast or lunch in a lush, quaint whistle-stop setting on a warm spring day. Take a seat outdoors and unwind on their bistrolike patio and watch the trains and people go by. You’ll want to stay all day, and you are more than welcome to do so. The place is the Anchorage Café, located smack dab in the middle of the small business and government district of the Village of Anchorage. The café is a charming and welcoming place for quick bites, sweet treats, and the best espresso drinks around. The building is new construction, inspired by original designs and elements of what was once the Anchorage depot. Whether you are sitting indoors at the counter (where the doors open to the outdoors), or sitting at one of their outdoor bistro tables, you will settle in and feel right at home. The interior is just as inviting. Wood accents, exposed beams, and arched windows and doors create a warm and cozy setting. Two floors are available in which to sit back and relax, or to conduct business away from the office in a delightful country space. Like many local food establishments, fresh and local ingredients are a staple at the Anchorage Café. Their turkey sandwich is just about as local as you can get. When they first developed this sandwich, they started looking for a local Kentucky farmer who raised turkeys. After a long and fruitless search, the Anchorage Café commissioned Garey Farms (who supplies much of their produce) to raise turkeys for their sandwiches and specials. Hence their Heirloom Turkey sandwich. Other local ingredients that adorn this creation are Kenny’s Farmhouse Swiss, their house-made tomato mayo and onion marmalade, and Bibb lettuce, all held together with Klaus’s pretzel bread. A pickle is served on the side, and it, too, is made in-house. Chef Robbie Walter creates breakfast and lunch specials. I ordered the soup of the day — an asparagus and dill bisque with citrus slices. It was fresh, light, and tasted like spring! Check out their display case for all their housemade goodies. Quiches, scones, muffins, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, bars, Kitchen Hours: and more! Be sure to order one of their Breakfast Monday-Friday, 7:30am-11:30am 11505 Park Road fabulous espresso drinks, like a Brunch Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 3pm Louisville Raspberry Carmel Macchiato. Lunch Monday-Friday 11am-3pm Afterwards, you can take a stroll on Café Hours: the Anchorage Trail, located just minutes away from the restaurant. Monday-Friday, 7am-7:30pm

The Anchorage Café

Saturday & Sunday, 8am-5pm




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what’s going on in the month of May.

by Tiffany WhiTe

Where ~ Maker’s Mark

Bourbon House & Lounge @ 4th Street Live Price ~ $40 per person conTacT ~ 502.568.9009

beautify your yard with lovely blooms and anything else that feels like spring. Celebrate the season with a trip to the Gardeners fair and Silent auction event where you can buy flowers, herbs, plants, gardening accessories, and other decorative items for your yard.


Who doesn’t want free stuff?

every Thursday, will be giving away a prize you can’t resist.

We’re searching for women over 40 who’ve made significant and positive changes in their lives or community. if you know of someone who fits these criteria, nominate her for a Way to Go Woman award. Go to or see page 29 for details. DeaDLine: May 31 @ noon

When ~ May 10-12,

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where ~ Locust Grove TickeTs ~ $6; $3 for

children ages 6-12.

conTacT ~ 502.897.9845



When ~ May 16

Way to Go Woman!


every third Thursday of the month, the Maker’s Mark bourbon house and Lounge hosts Wine night. The southerninspired cuisine restaurant with a modern yet upscale atmosphere is the first in the country and offers more than 75 Kentucky distilled bourbon options. enjoy a three-course wine-inspired dinner along with carefully selected wine pairings. Perfect for a girl’s night out on the town at 4th Street Live!

Plant a garden


Get your drink on

Play matchmaker Do you know a single guy who wants to be featured as a bachelor? Send us his contact information, a recent photo, and brief bio to tiffany@ We might include him in our Man issue coming out in august. DeaDLine: June 7

Emily Kirkpatrick, 2012 Way to Go Woman winner

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BeFOre YOUGo By Alissa Hicks / Photo by Melissa Donald

Cat Graham

Job: Fleet Feet, Louisville lives in: Hanover, Ind.

In just a little over three years since she began running, Cat Graham has completed her first Ironman Triathlon. She’ll admit she didn’t always love running, but once she graduated from college, she says she needed to fill a void in her life. “I’m very competitive,” she says. “I love challenging myself and setting goals.” Cat also loves to bike: “I got into biking after I got injured running as a way to strengthen and cross-train.” She says her dream day in the summer would be to bike the 50 miles it takes her to get to work.

Before I Go... “I’ve got

to have a double espresso energy gel. Nothing says ‘good morning’ better than a double shot of espresso before my runs.”

Now working at Fleet Feet Sports on Taylorsville Road, Cat loves her job even though she knows she’ll never be a millionaire. “I feel like I wake up and get to do my hobby all day long,” she says.“I want to make a difference and positively impact others’ lives and am lucky to have that opportunity here at Fleet Feet.” Cat’s next goal is to qualify for the Kona Ironman World Championship. “This is a goal that will require me to push the limits both physically and mentally,” she says. “I love running because I’m not competing against others; I’m competing against myself, my times, and my goals. Where I finish is irrelevant.”

latest running gear I’m Wearing: “My Nike Sphere running jacket. It is a water- and wind-resistant jacket. It’s so versatile I can wear it all through winter and spring. And with Louisville’s wide range of weather, it keeps me dry and warm and running outdoors no matter what elements I am facing.” Go-To Beauty product: “Long hours of training over the years can take their toll. Sport sunscreen that is sweat-resistant should be every runner’s best friend.” Latest Purchase I’m Praising: “I am a shoe junkie. I just purchased another pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 16 shoes. These shoes fit my feet and my mechanics. Every time I put them on, it’s like my feet smile, which is why I love doing what I do and helping others find the best shoe for their feet.” 58



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