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10 Stepping Up Her Game BY CARRIE VITTITOE


12 Survival Skills BY MARIE BRADBY

14 22 Things BY ANITA OLDHAM

22 A Day in Her Shoes… BY YELENA SAPIN

27 The Agenda BY CATHY ZION

28 Today’s Woman Kicks It! BY BELLA PORTARO

30 Which Shoe? BY ERIN FUST

34 Shoe Science BY TIFFANY WHITE

38 Ready to Change Your Life? BY MELISSA DONALD

42 W  ellness Watch BY TORIE TEMPLE


46 H  ot Happenings BY GIOIA PATTON


50 Before You Go BY ALISSA HICKS







e hope your step is light, and you are shoed with a high-heeled attitude to take you striding into May. As you stroll into our shoe-themed issue, you will find women who have marched instead of tiptoed into exciting new territory. We hope you are inspired to jump into something new yourself and kick it!

ON OUR COVER Jennifer Hoffman jumps into new adventures with both feet. Find out about her next big step on page 10. LOCATION: Digs

home and garden store, 3905 Chenoweth Square, Louisville. Melissa Donald MAKEUP: Denise Cardwell, Blades Salon & Spa PHOTO by

JENNIFER IS WEARING: Maggie London dress, $40; Torie Burch shoes, $278 available at Nordstrom Rack 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.899.4940. Bracelets, $88 and $98; Kate Spaid earrings, $78 available at Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Road 502.893.4400. Wreath, $175; chair, $375; flowers, $10/ stem available at Digs 3905 Chenoweth Square 502.893.3447.

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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 2014 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.







She creates a musical community for children and parents. Interview by LUCY M. PRITCHETT / Photo by MELISSA DONALD


Founder and owner of Shine Wellness Studio, 727 E. Jefferson Street OPENED: Fall 2008 SHE TEACHES: Music and movement classes for children and adults HOMETOWN:

Williamston, N.C. NEIGHBORHOOD: the Highlands HOUSEHOLD:

Husband, Gregg Rochman; two sons, Jeremy, 14, and Miles, 10; five chickens.







Maria doesn’t mind getting up early and having a few quiet one-on-one moments with her two boys before they go to school. “Jeremy gets up about 6:30 a.m. and leaves the house at 7:15,” she says. “I fix his breakfast — he would eat an everything bagel, cream cheese, and lox every morning if he had his way. Sometimes, I fix cinnamon toast or a breakfast burrito with an egg, rice and beans, and some sort of greens — cooked kale or spinach.” After Jeremy leaves for school, Maria has a little time to herself, and then it is Miles’ turn. “Miles is a foodie. He has a very discerning palate for a 10-year-old. I usually fix him a fried egg and some sort of potato — hashbrowns or heated-up leftover roasted potatoes. After he eats, I take him to school about 8:45 a.m.”

At Shine, Maria teaches Music Together classes for children and parents. “We have a lot of fun,” she says. “Even the youngest child held in its mother’s arms will respond to the music and the rhythm. We create a musical community by singing songs, chanting, and playing simple instruments.” The purpose is to help children connect with music of their culture, she says, and to be able to sing in tune and keep an accurate beat. “Music is a part of wellness. It elevates the spirit, relieves stress, and works the muscles around the lungs so they take in more oxygen.” Even on the days she doesn’t get her singing in through her classes, Maria sings around the house or in the car. She also sings with the Louisville Master Chorale.

Nia Five Stages is an integrated movement practice based on the five stages of human development: embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing, and walking. When she gets to the studio every morning to warm up, Maria spends a minute at each stage. “In five minutes, I go from lying on the floor with the ground supporting my spine, to rolling over and then creeping along the floor using my arms and shoulders, to crawling, standing, and eventually walking. It is a great way to warm up my joints and to strengthen the psoas muscle that connects your torso and legs.” Once upright and walking, she says, “I am aware of my whole body moving. I have an awareness of moving through the space around me.” TODAY’S WOMAN

Stepping Up Her Game By CARRIE VITTITOE


lthough the adage is that a person wears many hats throughout any given day or lifetime, it might make more sense for us to think of a woman wearing many shoes, changing them depending on the activity and how much support or comfort she requires. Jennifer Hoffman has worn a variety of “footwear” since coming to Louisville from Chicago in 2002. For many years, she has worn the shoes of an athlete. was evident when She played volleyball she competed as a during her four years at the two-time contestant University of Louisville, as on The Amazing well as on an overseas Race. In both 2008 volleyball team in Spain and 2010, she following graduation. Her donned her athletic athletic shoes then took her shoes again to to Fordham University, Jennifer took on the ultimate travel all over the where she coached for a challenge as a contestant on world with her year, and then back to her The Amazing Race. sister after having alma mater as a coaching met a recruiter for the show in Louisville assistant from 2009-2011. Her sports during Derby festivities. background and footwear serve her Now, as a mom of a 20-month-old well in her current role as a television daughter, Jennifer finds herself tossing analyst for ESPNU. off her shoes and just relaxing with Of course, Jennifer has also done her toddler. “I’m not always on the run,” legwork in the corporate world as an she says. “I watch Nylah play, kick my account manager. Her black Steve shoes off, and put my feet up.” She Maddens got plenty of wear while she jokingly admits that exhaustion is also honed the skills she acquired from her part of the no-shoes philosophy at home. degree in business marketing. When it comes to thinking on her Jennifer doesn’t think of herself as feet, Jennifer is a pro. She tends to be following in anyone’s footsteps, but decisive and listen to her instincts but instead listens and marches to the beat acknowledges that motherhood and of her own drum. She says, “I wasn’t marriage have taught her to consider happy overseas, so I came home. I didn’t other options and alternatives instead of like the corporate world, so I left. I have forging ahead quickly. When she was to be happy with what I’m doing.” single, it was easier to make decisions Her willingness to try new things




even if she didn’t have a game plan in place for her next steps. “I believed and still believe that everything works itself out,” she says. In the near future, Jennifer will be putting her best foot forward and utilizing her communication skills as a realtor. She has completed her classes and will soon take the state exam. While she loves her work with ESPNU and will continue in her role as an analyst, she also admits, “It is hard when someone else is setting your schedule from April through December.” She also wanted to have a more stable job that would give her more control over her hours. So with such a busy life, what does Jennifer do that makes her feel footloose and fancy-free? Just because she is a new mom doesn’t mean she forgoes time out with her girlfriends, and she says, “Grandma lives down the street and is always there for date night.” Jennifer and her husband, Ryan, love to eat out at new restaurants that open in Louisville. Jennifer Hoffman is proving that if you “give a girl the right shoes, she can conquer the world.” — Bette Midler TODAY’S WOMAN / / @todayswomannow





Amy’s survival tips on running a business:

1. Every staff person

needs to be able to step in and do whatever needs to be done — sweep the floor, take out the trash, straighten the bathroom, or whatever — to run the business. “My dad always said when you ask someone to do something, explain to them why it’s needed and make sure you can do it yourself. I help out wherever I can.”

2. Find a great staff you

Amy Hoffman Frey Part owner of St. Charles Exchange

An Inspired Business


orry. Reservations at the elegant St. Charles Exchange restaurant and bar have been booked for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby since early March, around the same time it was poised to sell its 10,000th Old-Fashioned signature bourbon cocktail. The story of the St. Charles Exchange began with a trip to Napa, Calif., in 2009, says entrepreneur and realtor Amy Hoffmann Frey, who created this wildly popular restaurant business with her husband, Rob, and a small group of family and friends. After running across the Oakville Grocery, a small gourmet market in the Napa Valley, Amy’s idea was to bring that concept home and open a similar grocery in Prospect, where the Freys live. ‘Here’s my chance to do something on my own,’ thought Amy, who had always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father and grandfather, both local businessmen. She had worked on the business side of her father’s veterinary clinic after college. “When we got




back in town, we looked around Prospect, but nothing fit the mold,” she says. By chance, Amy and Rob came across a bare 3,800-square-foot space downtown in the old St. Charles building, which — built in 1832 — is the oldest building on West Main Street and is owned by Brown-Forman. “We fell in love with the space,” Amy says. “It’s right across the street from the 21C Museum Hotel. We knew that downtown was getting ready to be hot. Distilleries were going to open. Downtown was on the up-and-up. We wondered, ‘Can we handle it?’ We decided to follow the potential of what the space could become. “Suddenly, it was a bigger project than a small grocery store. We partnered with friends and a group out of Philadelphia related to my husband. They couldn’t be here locally, and my husband had his career [selling orthopedic devices]. I was doing real estate and could help out a bit. But it was a huge endeavor, an entire build-out. We built a kitchen, built a staff. That’s how the St. Charles came to be.”

can trust, rather than having the proprietor stepping in all the time. Allow the team to lead on their own, whether it’s management, the chefs, or the wait staff. “You have to be able to trust them to do their job. That gives them the ability to come up with creative ideas on their own.”


Believe in the power of positive thinking. “Having a positive attitude when things aren’t going well can lead to a brainstorm that can turn the situation around in a positive way and offer a solution.”

4. Ask questions and

listen to feedback. “Positive feedback is great, but you will get negative comments as well. Negative responses can be better because you can grow and improve.”

5. “The model we have

at St. Charles is that we are family. It creates a level of respect. We want to make patrons feel like they are guests in our own private home.”


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


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



Design Comfort Shoes’ patent-pending, Germanengineered technology and European styling revolutionize the women’s high-heel shoe industry. They claim it balances comfort and style while reducing impact and stress to the foot.


It’s National Photography Month

Clickin Moms is a social network and online community of female photographers and offers forums, classes and workshops, an industry magazine, and a retail store. There is a cost to sign up for a membership with Clickin Moms, but you can try it out for a month. Follow us on Twitter @TodaysWomanNow to see how you can participate in a photo contest with Today’s Woman.

100 Wise Women series starts May 7 with featured speaker Marta Miranda, president and chief executive officer of The Center for Women and Families. Register at



Sacred Earth Sacred Self is the theme of the May 2014 Festival of Faiths, which will take place May 14-18 at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

6. Fighting Parkinson’s Disease University of Louisville Physicians are hosting a symposium on Parkinson’s disease for patients and their families on May 8 at the Rudd Heart and Lung Center’s Conference Center at 220 Abraham Flexner Way from 5-7:30pm. Registration is free, but RSVP is required by calling 502.582.7469 or emailing UofL Write “Parkinson’s Disease Spring Symposium” in the subject line and include your name, address, phone number, and email address in the email.

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FOUR The fun is not over after Derby. It’s time for the Hometown Tourist Celebration. The 2014 celebration features more than 75 area attractions, hotels, and restaurants offering deep discounts to local residents. Find out more at hometown-tourist-celebration/index.aspx. Try the Hometown Quest Scavenger Hunt on May 10, 17, 24: 10am-2pm. Meet at the Louisville Visitors Center, Fourth and Jefferson streets, for a part race, part scavenger hunt and part self-guided historical sightseeing tour.


More Shoes Coming! Shoe Dept. Encore plans to open a 10,500-square-foot location inside Mall St. Matthews in May, near the Dillard’s men’s store. TODAY’S WOMAN



Check out Magnolias, a new store featuring local artists, craftsmen, and designers and specializing in home accent, accessories, jewelry, monogramming, and gifts.


Bardstown Bound on May 17

Special sales, dining deals, and drink specials along Bardstown Road

1115 Dupont Circle Louisville 502.891.0080 •

Next Designers

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Unwrapped Wrappers of peanut butter cups and Kroger bags Artist: Jasmine Browning duPont Manual High School Model: Taylor Browning

Jackpot! Poker chips, Horseshoe Casino cards, and black fabric Artist: Grace Woodard duPont Manual High School Model: Carley Bartlett

Feeling Ducky Fabric, tissue paper, cellophane, rubber ducks, bathing cap, inflatable baby pools Artist: Claire Williams Louisville Collegiate School Model: Julia Bessen

Theatre Gown Movie tickets and fabric Artist & Model: Hannah M. Smith duPont Manual High School





Melissa Donald covered the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Couture show, which features outfits made from nontraditional materials. We decided to feature dresses designed by high school girls.


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Get Out in the

LaShay Cooper-Edison won our Way to Go Woman Award for Overcoming Barriers in 2013.

Nominate someone for Way to Go Woman! Do you know someone under the age of 40 who has made great results happen? We are looking for women in the areas of entrepreneurial, professional, overcoming barriers, political, and community involvement. Deadline is June 30 at, or fill out the nomination form on page 45.

fifteen Would you wear this fanny pack? HELMER’s “Hipster” collection combines functionality and trend with color palettes and prints that pop. It is a new take on the fanny pack — would you wear it?

Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove: Purchase flowers, herbs, and plants along with a variety of tools, artistic and practical gardening accessories, wrought iron sculptures, water gardens, and antique yard furniture among other delightful finds. May 9-11, 10am-5pm 502.897.9845 or

Kilgore Garden Tour: Six gardens on tour, with two homes open for touring, two large estates, and two small “gardener’s” gardens. May 17-18, 10am-5pm Audubon Park Garden Tour: Private side of Audubon Park. June 28, 10am-4pm

Yew Dell Garden Sculpture Show May 17-Aug. 3, 10am-4pm Crescent Hill Garden Tour: Ten colorful gardens in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. June 7 502.899.1899 or The Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour: Private green spaces of the nation’s largest Victorian residential neighborhood. June 21-22, 10am-5pm 502.635.5244 or

16. Women Leading Kentucky Attend the Women Leading Kentucky Conference on May 8. Today’s Woman publisher and owner Cathy Zion will be honored as one of the 2014 Martha Layne Collins Award recipients during the event. Sign up at Other honorees are Josephine Richardson, arts advocate and co-founder of Appalshop, and Roszalyn M. Akins, educator and community leader.

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Professional Connections


Networking and careerbuilding opportunities for women around town

BPW- Business and Professional Women- New Albany Every 3rd Mon. • 5:30pm Contact for info & reservation. Tuckers, 2441 State St. Nadine Wilkinson 502.523.1698 BPW- Business & Professional Women- River City Every 2nd Wed. • Noon Lunch and Program noon-1pm The Bristol-Downtown 614 West Main Street 502.499.4420, CBPW - Christian Business & Professional Women Every Second Thursday (Odd months only) • Noon Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Cathy Scrivner 502.664.4565 Distinctive Women, Entrepreneur Women Making a Difference Every 1st Mon • 6:30-8pm Republic Bank, 10100 Village BrookRidge Blvd, Fern Creek Deleskia Butler 502.509.5521 EWI - Executive Women International- Kentuckiana Every 3rd Tues. • 5:30pm Contact for information & reservation Dotty Wettig The Heart Link Network Every 1st Wed. • 6:30pm Inverness at Hurstbourne Condos 1200 Club House Drive Barbara Madore 502.377.8625 IAAP - International Association of Administrative ProfessionalsLouisville Every 2nd Thurs. • 6pm Location Varies – See website for details. League of Women Voters Every 3rd Mon. • 6pm Lang House, 115 S. Ewing Ave. Pat Murrell 502.895.5218

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Legal Secretaries of Louisville Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Bristol Bar & Grille 614 West Main Street Elizabeth Harbolt 502.568.5446 MAY MAY 2014 2014

presented by

MLWPC - Metropolitan Louisville Women’s Political Caucus Every 4th Mon. • 5:30pm Olmsted Bistro at Masonic Homes 3701 Frankfort Avenue Sherry Conner 502.776.2051 National Association for Professional Women Every 3rd Thurs. • 6:30-7:30pm Heyburn Building 332 W. Broadway, Suite 801-M Hazel Parrish, Chapter President 502.417.2566, Call to reserve for security. NAWBO - National Association of Women Business Owners Every 3rd Tues. National Association of Women in Construction Every 2nd Mon. • 5:30pm Call for meeting location Patty Stewart 812.288.4208 #121 Network Now Every 2nd Fri. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Lee Ann Lyle 502.836.1422 Southern Indiana Women’s Networking Group Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn-Lakeview 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville WIN - Women in Networking Every 2nd Wed. • 11:15 a.m. Oxmoor Country Club 9000 Limehouse Lane Laura Ridge 502.491.7877 WIN - Women in Networking II Every 3rd Wed. • 11:30 a.m. Holiday Inn Louisville East 1325 Hurstbourne Pkwy Kim Fusting 502.267.7066 WIN- Women in Networking III Every 2nd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Laurel Lee 810.8919 WIN- Women in Networking IV Every 3rd Tues. • 11:30 a.m. Hurstbourne Country Club 9000 Hurstbourne Club Lane Wendy Manganaro 502.310.0025

[ orking Great Netw Tip #5 Don’t hover around waiting for people to approach you. Make the first move by asking easy questions such as “May I join you?” or “What brings you to this event?”

WIN - Women in Networking V Every 2nd Thurs. • 11:30 a.m. Buca di Beppo 2051 S. Hurstbourne Parkway Lee Ann Lyle 502-836-1422 WOAMTEC - Women On A Mission To Earn Commission Every 2nd & 4th Wed. • 11:30a.m. The Village Anchor 11507 Park Road Charlene Burke 812.951.3177 Women’s Business Center of KY funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the SBA

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

ZONTA- Advancing The Status of Women Every 1st Thurs. • 6pm Logan’s Steakhouse 5005 Shelbyville Road Joyce Seymour 502.553.9241

Listings are on per month basis. To list your meeting for free, email your meeting date, time, location, contact info and website to or call 502.327.8855 ext. 14. Deadline for inclusion in next issue is 5/8. TODAY’SWOMAN WOMAN TODAY’S / / @todayswomannow







What if you could step into somebody else’s shoes and become a different person? What would that new life be like? Get ready to find out!



ou’re wearing one of your many pairs of tennis shoes. You like to be comfortable, you love color, and you like for your tennis shoes to match your outfit. You’re Charlotte Palmer, a barber with almost two decades of experience and owner of Kentucky College of Barbering. PAGE 24







ou lace up a trusty pair of hiking boots — a little worse for wear after having walked the Appalachian Trail, but oh-so-comfortable and waterproof — and step into the twilit world outside your Old Louisville home. You’re Teddie Mower, a consultant for environmental program assessment and evaluation, longtime science and environment educator, permaculture advocate, sustainability activist and conference producer, but first and foremost a walker and a hiker. PAGE 26 > TODAY’S WOMAN / / @todayswomannow




You operate the school Tuesday through Saturday, but you’re always available to students outside school hours if they need you.

You’re up early on Sundays to open the doors at your church, turn on the lights, and adjust the temperature for the 8:30am prayer ministry.

CHARLOTTE PALMER You’ve always loved the artistry involved in barbering and the ability to make people look and feel good. But now, your work is all about your students. You operate the school Tuesday through Saturday, but you’re always available to students outside school hours if they need you. Seeing them graduate and become successful is how you know you’ve done your job well. Between your commitments to your students and your family, your days start early. If you’re not awakened at 4:40 when your husband gets up for work, you might wake up when your 20-year-old gets home from his third-shift job. On the rare chance you’re still asleep, you’ll wake up to the sounds of your 17-year-old son getting ready for school. (You have a 25-year-old, too, but he lives on his own.) You fortify yourself for the day ahead by doing your Scripture readings and prayers and have some hot green tea. If it’s Thursday or Friday — your husband’s days off — he’ll get up to cook breakfast for you before you leave. Once you get to work, you can’t leave until closing time. If you didn’t bring anything from home, your students will offer to get you something on their lunch break. Your evening schedule fluctuates, but you and your family try to arrange things




Once you get to work, you can’t leave until closing time. If you didn’t bring anything from home, your students will offer to get you something on their lunch break. so you can eat dinner together. If you know you’ll have a late night, like every other Tuesday when you volunteer at the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center after work, you might cook the meal first thing in the morning so it’s ready to heat and eat when you get home. At the end of the day, you like to relax in front of the TV. You like HGTV shows on weeknights and might try to get the family together for a weekend movie night, but if a good basketball game is on — especially if UofL is playing — it takes priority in your household. You like to be in bed by 11pm since you never get to sleep in, not even on Sundays or Mondays, your days off. You’re up early on Sundays to open the doors at your church, turn on the lights, and adjust the temperature for

the 8:30am prayer ministry. Then you teach Sunday school and take part in the worship service. Monday mornings are for going to the grocery store, doing laundry, paying bills, running errands, and catching up with doctor appointments. Then, at 3am, you head over to your 93-year-old grandmother’s house and take your turn caring for her until she gets to bed. The next morning is back to work, and the routine begins anew. You have a lot of things to juggle, but your faith keeps your spirit strong and inspires you to be of service and help others thrive. And through it all, a pair of tennis shoes nurtures your feet so you can keep on doing what you do. TODAY’S WOMAN / / @todayswomannow




You’re not a breakfast person, but you need that morning cup of coffee, which you like to follow with time spent experimenting in your backyard garden if the weather and your schedule cooperate.

You shop at local markets, cook the food your husband brings from the farm, or enjoy the bounty of your garden in the summer.

You love being able to walk around the city and your neighborhood.

With the youngest of your three sons off to college and out of the house, your days are filled with projects that are near and dear to your heart.

TEDDIE MOWER The darkened streets downtown are empty and quiet as you begin the roughly four-mile trek to the river and back, a favorite evening ritual. This is a new phase of your life. With the youngest of your three sons off to college and out of the house, your days are filled with projects that are near and dear to your heart: consultant work, speaking and teaching engagements, community-building activities at The Louisville TimeBank, and the ongoing restoration of your house. You love what you do, but things can get hectic. When stress starts building up, you feel the need to get moving. Hopping onto your bike or slinging a backpack over your shoulders and going for a hike helps clear your mind. Your days tend to end late, around midnight, but a couple of hours later you usually find yourself awake again. You’ve learned to not fight it and get up to do some writing. You do your best work in the middle of the night, a habit retained from those years of trying to meet the demands of graduate school while raising children as a single parent. You go back to bed once you get sleepy, but only until sunrise. You love the sun too much to not get up when it does. You’re not a breakfast person, but you need that morning cup of coffee,




which you like to follow with time spent experimenting in your backyard garden if the weather and your schedule cooperate. At lunchtime, if you’re not meeting clients or friends at local eateries, you might go to nearby Central Park or to the Big Four Bridge. You love being able to walk around the city and your neighborhood. It’s one of the perks of staying at the Louisville house rather than on your farm in Bloomington, Ind. If you don’t have other plans for dinner, you’ll make a salad with whatever fresh, local produce is in season. When you teach sustainability and resilience, you practice what you preach: You shop at local markets, cook the food your husband brings from the farm, or enjoy the bounty of your garden in the summer.

As the day winds down again, you feel the river calling. If there’s nowhere else you need to be, you lace up your hiking boots and step out into the empty streets. You might listen to your voicemail on the way or return some calls, but once you reach your destination, you put your phone away. This is your time. A time where nothing else exists but you, the river, and the freedom of simply putting one foot in front of the other. TODAY’S WOMAN

These Feet Are Made For Walking


100 Wise Women breakfast series starts Derb� off @leadlouisville May 7 with Center for Women and Families CEO Marta Miranda the


confess… I’ve had a foot phobia since I can remember. Seems I’ve been wearing a size 10 shoe since I was 12 years old. And, on top of that, I had to wear corrective shoes, which meant those “stylish” saddle oxfords that seemed to scream out in their black-and-white duotones, “Look at my big, ugly feet!” My dad used to try to comfort me by saying, “Think how much taller you’d be if you didn’t have so much turned under.” Somehow, that didn’t make me feel much better. So, I’ve always just taken my big feet for granted, for the utilitarian extremities they are. I didn’t buy pretty shoes, just functional shoes. Then, four years ago, my feet spent the better part of a year in some sort of orthopedic device, either a cast or a boot. First, a broken left ankle. Then, just as that was finally healing, I severed the Achilles tendon in my right foot and subsequently re-injured it. I no longer took my big, beautiful, scarred feet for granted. As soon as I could, I started a ritual of daily walks, limping at first but gradually building up strength and distance. I walk two to three miles every day, and on weekends, often five to six miles. And, surprise… I feel healthier. If you haven’t started a spring training regimen, don’t wait until something happens and you can’t exercise. Take your first step today! There are more than 20 organized walk/runs scheduled this month, varying in length and location.

Happy Mother’s Day! #putyourfeetup

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American Heart Association Go Red for Women Derb� Healthy lunch May 16 #inspiring #knowthesigns APRIL 2014


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Today’s Woman Kicks It! By BELLA PORTARO


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Sarah Jordan Midday Host on 102.3 The Max. Promotions Director WXMA/WESI


Kelsie Smithson President of the Board of Directors, Louisville Girls Leadership (LGL)



elsie Smithson is on a mission with Louisville Girls Leadership (LGL) to help end human trafficking and other important initiatives in the city. After joining the group during her sophomore year at Male High School, Kelsie says she had finally found a group of girls who had similar ideas even though they came from different backgrounds. From being a student in this group to now being the president of the board of directors, Kelsie’s goal is to grow LGL’s reach in the city to female middle school students and increase activities and causes. When asked why she is dedicated to this group of girls, Kelsie says “There are girls who have access to leaders, politicians, or change-makers and then there are girls that do not. The girls who think they can’t do something, that they can’t change things or do what they want to do… I was one of them till I joined LGL. I had to fight against the odds to get where I am. Knowing the struggle, I want girls like me to know they can do anything. They can take ownership of their life because they can do and be anyone they want.”



arah Jordan is kicking it in Louisville with drive and love for radio. You may have heard her when she was the Night Show host and midday host on DJX. Throughout her career, she’s worked with various local nonprofit organizations and helped various causes. “The amazing part of radio is that we can raise immediate awareness about a cause or organization that needs our help.” Sarah has assisted in spearheading the Kosair Children’s Hospital Radio-thon for Mainline Broadcasting. This fundraiser has allowed Sarah to develop lasting relationships with patients, their parents, doctors and nurses. “The Radio-thon is where I can see my efforts directly. Helping the kids makes an impact on their life. And they impact me. I’ll remember their names and stories the rest of my life. This is what drives me.” TODAY’S WOMAN

Jaime McCauley Founder and Operator of Wildcare by Jaime


aime McCauley worked at an animal hospital as a teenager which was where she had her first experiences with orphaned and injured wildlife. Her love for animals inspired Jaime to get a permit as a mammal rehabilitator and start her business. In the first year, she rescued 96 animals and with a low amount of rehabbers in this area, she stays busy. “One deer that I raised after his mother was hit by a car was my most memorable experience. I was able to keep him until he became a buck and then I released him into his natural habitat. He was gone for about 3 to 6 months then he returned to my house with a compound fracture. It was almost like he knew I’d take care of him again, and of course I did.” Jaime enjoys rehabbing because she is able to take some of the animals into classrooms or have students visit their rehabilitation area to learn about their positive impacts on the environment and our ecosystem. For more info, visit:

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Which Shoe? Story by ERIN FUST Photos by MELISSA DONALD

New trends in clothing bring questions about which shoes work best with each hem length. With all the shoe types available now, you have so many choices, but we wanted to give you some steps to winning fashion looks. TREN D AL ERT! We

Wide Leg Pants

Even though you might only be able to see a bit of your shoe underneath your pant, make it count with a pop of color or a fun texture.




TIP: Invest in a great hem. Wide leg pants should just skim the floor whether you are wearing a shoe with or without heels.

Having a wider pant leg creates a proportion issue if you do not have the height to support it. Keeping the heel higher will help create a longer leg.

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PANTS: Antonio Melani, $119 (Dilliards)

All shoes from Dillards. Men’s wear tan/black flat, Jessica Simpson, $59; Floral ankle strap heel, Steve Madden, $100; Tan Lower heel with back strap, Vince Camuto, $118.




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Crop Pants

TIP: Make sure that the pant hits right above the ankle to get that cropped look.


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ANY HEEL: Low or high heels look great

with a cropped pant. Always keep in mind — the higher the heel, the longer the leg.

Midi Skirt



Cropped Pants, Clothes Mentor, $80, Leopard flat, Steve Madden, $80; White ankle strap heel, Gianni Bini $79; Metallic heel, Vince Camuto, $79

HEIGHT TIP: Make sure the skirt hits right above the knee if you are shorter than 5’6” or right below the knee if you are taller than 5’6”. This will help keep your proportions in check.

MID TO HIGH HEELS: With the length of this skirt being longer, your heels will help elongate the entire look and create a leaner leg.


Open front shoes will help to add length to your leg.

Open back clogs are a trending shoe that will add the height but also a twist and distinct look.



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FLORAL SKIRT: Clodhoppers, $310. Tan open back clog, Vince Camuto, $110; Black and white heel, Calvin Klein, $109; Black lower heel wedge, Antonio Melani, $79, Coral wedge, Antonio Melani, $90.


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hoe Science

Shopping for shoes is a science you can’t afford to get wrong — especially since you’re spending your money. Find the type of shoe shopper who bests fits your personality and learn from her. By TIFFANY WHITE / Illustrations by MOLLIE BAUMANN

The Bargain Hunter ERIN FUST FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS: TJ Maxx and Marshalls STORE APPEAL: Erin Fust, who often does styling for our photo shoots, has learned how to snag the high-quality, stylish shoes early while staying within her budget. “I won’t pay over $50 for a pair of shoes,” she says. TJ Maxx and Marshalls have a wide selection of fashion-forward shoe trends that go unnoticed by some, she says. “At TJ Maxx, you can find shoes from Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Coach, Nike, Reebok, and Ralph Lauren.” Erin says these outlet stores receive shoes several months before the new season begins, then mark down the price, which gives shoppers like Erin an advantage. SHOE SHOPPING METHOD: “Bargain shopping for me isn’t a negative term — it is strategic.” Erin already knows the type of shoe she wants and needs, which helps her avoid frivolous shopping. SHOPPING PHILOSOPHY: “I always love to find a good deal, but my rule of thumb is if I can’t see myself wearing it with other items in my closet, I find it hard to buy it.”

The Fashionista ALISSA HICKS

FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS: Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Macy’s STORE APPEAL: “Nordstrom Rack has a big selection. They have the best brands and what is on trend, but for less. You can find Nike running shoes, or you can get summer sandals, boots for the winter, or heels that are more dressy. I can browse through the racks at TJ Maxx and if something catches my eye, then I know it is worth looking at.” SHOE SHOPPING METHOD: “At TJ Maxx, I always go back through the racks at least one more time because there are so many and it is easy to miss some.” Alissa is a pro at snagging the shoes she wants early. “If you ask the salespeople what days their shipments are, you will get the best selection. I found out that TJ Maxx gets shipments on Tuesdays, Fridays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, so I shop based on that timeline.” Alissa, who is a big fan of heels, looks for shoes with style, durability, and versatility. “I love Vince Camuto shoes, and I will pay full price for them. His shoes are classic.” SHOPPING PHILOSOPHY: “Never buy something you are on the fence about, because you will not like it once you pay for it.” PAGE 32







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Modern Elegance has a great selection of women’s shoes, accessories and apparel. A classy take on the latest trends with brands including Seychelles,Yosi Samra, David Kahn and many other boutique brands. Find your complete outfit at a moderate price! / / @todayswomannow

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The Comfort-Seeker



FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS: Dillard’s and Off Broadway

FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS: DSW, Target, Nordstrom Rack STORE APPEAL: “I like that DSW is located in the Paddock Shops because I like the convenience of being able to park in front of the store and run in to get what I want. I mainly shop for their shoes online because they have a larger selection. If I need to return a pair of shoes, I can take them back to the local store without paying shipping fees or packing them up to be shipped out. Target is cheaper, and they are right on trend, so you can grab a pair of summer sandals for $15 or $20.” SHOE SHOPPING METHOD: For comfort, Teri prefers Aerosoles platform wedges, but she recently purchased a pair of 3-inch heels from Nordstrom Rack. “The heels have cushioning for the balls of the foot and a strap that keeps my foot from slipping out of the shoe,” she says. Teri describes herself as a decisive shopper who never buys a shoe unless she really wants it. SHOPPING PHILOSOPHY: “Stylish but comfortable.”

The Matchmaker TIFFANY WHITE

FAVORITE SHOPPING SPOTS: Dillard’s, Von Maur, Off Broadway, and occasionally Macy’s STORE APPEAL: “The ease of shopping at Off Broadway is great because they have all their shoes readily accessible for you to pull and try on. Every aisle has a bench along with small mirrors so that you can see what the shoes look like on your feet. You have a lot of freedom to explore and decide what you want without salespeople hovering over you. You don’t need to wait on a salesperson to pull the shoe for you, which allows you to shop more efficiently. Their prices are reasonable, and with every shoe you buy, you receive a discount off your next purchase. At Dillard’s and Von Maur, the salespeople let you know they are there without hassling you.”

STORE APPEAL: Wendy loves shoes with buckles, embellishments, or other detailing, and she says she can find the largest selection of these types at Dillard’s. “They provide enough of a variety of what you’re looking for, and the shoes are stylish,” she says. When shopping at Dillard’s, Wendy says she can get in and out quickly because of their good customer service. “They take the display shoe, look for your size and color, and then bring it back to you fast.” Dillard’s also offers shoe sales at extremely cheap prices. “They put up an extra rack of shoes and mark them down to practically nothing,” she says. If she can’t find the shoe she wants at Dillard’s, Off Broadway is her next stop: “I go straight to their clearance racks in the back of the store.” SHOE SHOPPING METHOD: Before she purchases a pair of shoes, Wendy says she considers where she will wear it, how often she will wear it, its comfort level, and whether she can live without it. SHOPPING PHILOSOPHY: “If you absolutely love it, and it has uniqueness, flair, style and makes sense as well, then you should buy it.”

SHOE SHOPPING METHOD: “Since I am on a tight budget, I prefer to shop for shoe colors that will coordinate well with my wardrobe. Selecting the majority of my shoes in black, nude, or metallic saves me the inconvenience of spending money on new shoes more often. But, occasionally, I deviate from the basic color scheme. Last summer, I purchased a pair of sky blue heels with an ankle strap to wear with a blue and teal dress I purchased. I look for shoes that are attractive but timeless.” SHOPPING PHILOSOPHY: “I prefer practical shoes with a classic but sexy design. Trendier styles come and go.”




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READY TO CHANGE At the end of last year, these three women made a commitment to change their lives by modifying their eating and exercise. And four months later, they have all shown remarkable improvements in their health and appearance. They ended their challenge with a makeover at Bennie and Friends.




FOR DEBBIE MOESSINGER THE HAIR: Stylist Rachel Ehringer worked lots of highlights and lowlights into Debbie’s hair to create variation that would make her fine hair look fuller. She put a fresh spin on her existing bob when she shortened the back of her existing haircut and added internal layers. The layers, Rachel says, “accentuate her thinner face shape and give more body and movement.” Rachel gave Debbie’s bangs a piecey look to open up her face. THE FACE: Amanda Baker, makeup artist and aesthetician, brightened her eyes with shades of plum, champagne, and soft pink. She chose these for Debbie to give her ideas about different colors she could mix and match with a basic brown shadow palette. DEBBIE IS WEARING: Donna Morgan dress, $152 from Boutique Serendipity, 1301 Herr Lane, 502.423.0058; J. Renee shoes, $75 from Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400. FOR JULIE SPENCER THE HAIR: Hairstylist Christy Sowder focused on updating Julie’s style to give her more options for her type of hair texture. She applied a conditioning treatment to Julie’s hair for hydration and used a round brush to straighten out her naturally curly hair. After she smoothed it out, she gave her curling iron curls and says adding the twists and turns in the hair strands complemented her hair color.


THE FACE: Amanda added hydrating serums and moisturizer to Julie’s face to plump up and brighten her skin. Next, she applied a spf-based foundation and used soft peach tones to give her face a natural flushed look. To enhance her eyes, Amanda added a few faux lashes and finished with a shimmering gloss. JULIE IS WEARING: Eva Franco dress, $239 from Boutique Serendipity; Vince Camuto shoes, $69 from Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews. FOR BETSY WELLS THE HAIR: For Betsy, a few small changes were all she needed to accentuate her natural beauty. Stylist Brittany Griffith deepened her base color with golden tones then worked in highlights to frame Betsy’s face and add dimension. She used a sombre effect around her face to create multiple tones in the hair while keeping its look soft and subtle. Next, Brittany added long layers and face-framing pieces to emphasize `her cheekbones. THE FACE: Amanda gave Betsy a smoky eye using soft grey tones and a shimmery warm brown shadow in the crease of her eyes. She used warm apricot tones on her cheeks and lips. Amanda says pairing warm tones with greys on her fair skin keeps Betsy from looking washed out throughout the day. She used a hydrating spray to set her makeup. BETSY IS WEARING: Elizabeth McKay dress, $308 from Boutique Serendipity; Kate Spade earrings, $98; Steve Madden shoes, $99 from Dillard’s, Mall St. Matthews.





Height: 5” 4” Weight: 160 lbs - lost 25 lbs BMI: 27.5 Total inches lost: 7”



Story and Photos By MELISSA DONALD Styling by ALISSA HICKS

JULIE SPENCER, 44 Height: 5” 11” Weight: 162 lbs - lost 23 lbs BMI: 23.7 Total inches lost: 9 1/2” / / @todayswomannow

BETSY WELLS, 28 Height: 5” 4” Weight: 135 lbs - lost 26 lbs BMI: 23.2 Total inches lost: 6 1/2”




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

DEBBIE’S TRAINER Heather Collier Fitness 19 109 Blankenbaker Parkway Louisville 502.244.0919

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

HEUSER HEALTH Exercise Physiologist: Mike Hill Heuser Health - River Road Location, 2040 Metal Lane, is more than a gym. It’s a complete wellness plan that includes fitness, nutrition, and physical assessment. With the combination of all three, the experts can create a customized wellness program to help each individual reach a goal of optimal health. Heuser Health physicians track progress and a team of exercise physiologists lead the classes. Exercise physiologist Mike Hill has been working with Julie Spencer since the beginning of our weight loss challenge. Each class starts with 10 minutes of cardio on either a treadmill or elliptical machine. Then a physiologist leads various exercises incorporating core, strength training, and upper and lower body workouts are done in timed intervals.

Julie working with the ropes on a core and upper body exercise with Mike Hill offering encouragement.

Julie started at Heuser Health by working out four days a week. Before Julie started the program, she sustained a back injury. When she started the Weight Loss Challenge, she was able to run up to three miles before experiencing pain. Now she works out three days a week at Heuser Health and is able to run longer distances. Julie really likes the variety of exercises offered “in quick, measured intervals. It really keeps your energy and attention, and I feel they pack a lot in a one-hour session. This experience has really helped me strengthen my core which has enabled me to run longer distances.” Julie completed the Triple Crown series this year with her best times ever for both the 10K (59 minutes) and Papa John’s 10 miler (98 minutes).

THE FOOD Home Cuisine provided three meals a day for both Julie Spencer and Betsy Wells for the duration of the program. Both Julie and Betsy have lost a total of 49 pounds on Home Cuisine’s Paleo Diet. The menu completely eliminates gluten, starchy carbohydrates, dairy, sugar, legumes, and all processed foods. Home Cuisine’s chefs prepare portion-controlled food and have it ready for pickup at Rainbow Blossom twice a week., 502.896.0666. 40



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Checking emails before bed could be causing those groggy mornings. Dr. Farah Ikram, ophthalmologist at Children’s Eye Specialists, suggests,

Those motherly techniques for keeping Baby germ-free could be doing the opposite. Mothers with cavities can transmit tooth-decay-producing oral bacteria to their babies when cleaning pacifiers with their mouths or sharing spoons, says Dr. Liliana Rozo Gaeth, pediatric dentist of UofL School of Dentistry Pediatric Clinic. Cavities are catching!

“End computer or electronic devices at least 30 minutes before going to bed.”

A Hairy Situation Dog lovers with allergies have relied on hypoallergenic breeds such as Chihuahuas for companionship. But Dr. Jim Sublett of the Shelbyville Road Family Allergy and Asthma says this myth is busted:

“There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. It is the protein found in a pet’s saliva, dander, and urine that causes allergies, not the hair.”


Little Patch You Always Miss… With five quick-rinse blades on the job, no plot of land will go untended — if you know what we mean. And using soap or no soap with razors doesn’t matter because the lubricating strip is fortified with aloe to make every shave smooth and easy. We liked this five-blade razor from, and we’re giving away five of them on in May! 42



Fish Tales

People from ages 19-50 should consume 1,000 milligrams of calcium each day in order to promote healthy bones; however, reaching for dairy products isn’t the only choice for a calcium fix. Cold saltwater fish such as salmon and tuna can help give the vitamin D boost needed to reach those daily goals.

Source: Teresa Gamsky, director of Public Health Oldham County Health Department

TODAY’S WOMAN / / @todayswomannow




Best Bite What has a fresh-ground Angus sirloin patty, crispy onion straws, pepper jack cheese, applewood smoked bacon, and is basted with a house-made Henry Baines sauce? When Jeffersonville’s Big Four Bridge ramp is complete, walk over and check it out for yourself. Hint: Ask for the Henry Baines Burger and garlic fries.

photograph by MELISSA DONALD

Big Four Burgers and Beer 134 Spring Street Jeffersonville, IN 812.913.4967 HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm Sunday: 12-9pm





s g n i n e p p a H


what’s going on in the month of MAY.


The Book of Mormon





Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group

In the years since his self-titled debut in 1989, Lyle Lovett has become one of music’s most iconic artists with a gift for storytelling, fusing the elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues into his music. Garden & Gun magazine recently called Lovett “one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters.” The four-time Grammy Award-winner is also a much-in-demand actor, having appeared on stage and television and in 13 feature films. WHEN ~ May 17 @ 8pm WHERE ~ Iroquois

WHEN ~ May 17 @ 8pm


WHERE ~ The Showroom @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino, Elizabeth, Ind. TICKETS ~ starting @ $44.50 CONTACT ~ 800.745.3000 or shows. Must be 21 or older to attend.


starting @ $45 CONTACT ~ 877.987.6487 or

“The best musical of this century. Heaven on Broadway!” — Ben Brantley, The New York Times WHEN ~ May 27-June 8, various performances WHERE ~ Kentucky Center TICKETS ~ starting @ $43 CONTACT ~ the box

office in person or drive thru, or 502.584.7777 or Ticketmaster.

Abbey Road on the River


The songs 25 Or 6 to 4, Make Me Smile, Saturday in The Park, Colour My World, and If You Leave Me Now are just five examples of the multitude of hits produced by this band since its creation in 1967 by a handful of Chicago, Ill., music students. The first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades, this Grammyand American Music Award-winning group is ranked #13 on Billboard magazine’s recent list of Top 100 Artists of All Time, making Chicago the highest-charting American band. Four of the originating members, including keyboardist and vocalist Robert Lamm, remain amongst the current line-up of musicians.

This annual Memorial Day weekend homage to the Fab 4 and other music greats from the pantheon of rock ‘n’ roll (such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Led Zeppelin) is the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival, with more than 60 live bands coming together from all over the world (i.e., Japan, Brazil, Norway, Scotland, and Cuba). I never cease to be amazed by the fact that even today, 50 years after the Beatles made their American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, fans in attendance at Abbey Road on the River range in age from high school to 70! Not-to-be-missed guest artists this year are The Beach Boys and John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful.


m Chicago

Winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical, this religious satire production tells the story of two young Mormon missionaries sent to a remote village in northern Uganda, where a brutal warlord is threatening the local population. Naïve and optimistic, the two missionaries try to share The Book of Mormon, one of their scriptures — which only one of them has read — but have trouble connecting with the locals, who are more worried about famine, poverty, and AIDS than about religion.

Walk in their shoes

Find out who will be this year’s Most Admired Woman Winners! WHEN ~ Tuesday,

June 24, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE ~ The Olmsted CONTACT ~ Reserve your spot at or 502.327.8855

WHEN ~ May 22-May 26,

day and night. Rain or shine.

WHERE ~ Belvedere Festival


CONTACT ~ abbeyroadonthe or the Louisville Visitors Center at 4th and Jefferson Streets





We are looking for women who did not wait to make a difference — whether at work, at play, or in the community. You want to tell her Way to Go, Woman! We will be featuring the five winners of each category in our September issue of Today’s Woman. If you know of a young woman (under age 40) who has done something everyone should know about, nominate her to be featured in this special issue. Entries should be postmarked by June 30, 2014 (you can also nominate online at

WAY TO GO WOMAN NOMINATION Name: __________________________________ Age: _________________ (20-40) Address (will not be published): ___________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Phone numbers: ____________________ Email address:______________________ Category: Community Activist/Minded Professional Entrepreneurial Reinvented/Overcame Barriers Political Involvement Deserves to be featured because: __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Your name: ____________________________________________________________ Phone numbers: ____________________Email address: ________________________ Fax this form to 502.327.8861 or mail to Today’s Woman Way to Go Woman 9750 Ormsby Station Rd., Suite 307 Louisville, KY 40223 or go online to

Deadline: June 30, 2014


In relationships…play…community By BELLA PORTARO



You can see this photo of Jane Russell and others by George Hurrell, who created the new genre of glamour photography, at the Paul Paletti Gallery through June. Hurrell is a Covington, Ky., native.

“My husband and I have been married 12 years. He has never been unfaithful and says he isn’t now. My problem is that he’s texting women — some are single, some are married — and he says they’re just friends. I wish he talked to me as much as he did these women. I have asked him to stop, and he has refused. After I calmed down, he told me I needed a life, I wasn’t fun, and now that I home-school, everything I do is centered on the kids. Now he’s deleting his texts so I can’t see them, but he readily admits he still does it. Am I overreacting, or should I be worried?”



Find the

Shoe Lover A

llison Myers’ passion for fashion is focused especially on shoes. With more than 200 pairs of shoes, she has a variety even Carrie Bradshaw could be jealous of. Her philosophy is to keep her head, heels, and standards high. And if you follow her Instagram blog, you’ll see she is true to her beliefs. Favoring high heels of at least 3 to 5 inches, Allison makes exceptions if she loves a style that only comes as a flat and for her running shoes from Fleet Feet in Louisville. Allison says, “I’m not a shoe snob — I’ll buy shoes from anywhere! I’m a big bargain shopper because I deal in quantities. Nothing compares to the feeling of wearing a new pair of shoes.” She keeps up with local trends by looking at more




expensive brands and trying to find similar designs for a more affordable price. Allison, a senior marketing product manager at is into gladiators for the spring and summer fashion season. Her shoe style can be described as classic, fresh, fun, and glamorous. The classic aspect comes from her admiration for Grace Kelly and her love for black-and-white heels. She embraces fresh and fun by shopping the newest trends at stores such as DSW, JustFab. com, and Last and certainly not least, Allison loves glamorous brands such as Christian Louboutin. While she currently does not own a pair, it is a life goal for her to own one in the near future.



PASSION FRUIT Wende Cudmore, who graduated from Indiana University with a degree in print and paper making, has a passion for fruit and created this dress out of pressed turnips, red cabbage, pink grapefruits, and kiwis as well as fabric, fabric dye, ribbon, feathers, Swarovski crystals. Her dress was part of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

She named her dress Lady Derby, Afternoon at the Track. The model is Lisa Gurgol. / / @todayswomannow







NAME: Gina Cable AGE: 39 JOB: Manager of Off Broadway Shoes in St. Matthews LIVES IN: Crestwood A self-proclaimed people person and a former nurse, Gina Cable just celebrated her 10th year as the manager of Off Broadway Shoes. Gina began working part-time in the shoe world at Off Broadway’s Virginia Beach store while also trying to balance a nursing career. “I picked a career, but this career picked me,” she says. After moving around a lot and finally ending up in Louisville, she had to make a career move. “I loved nursing and I liked the people, but I had to make a decision.” Gina’s favorite part of her fun and stylish job is meeting new people. “I’ve created a clientele over the last 10 years,” she says. “Now it’s like seeing a family member when they come into the store.” Although her job is everything she loves, Gina plans to move up. She has started traveling for work and recruiting for the store. “I’ve made a ground for myself in the company, and I’ve been able to grow since.” This past year was also her second time winning the Spirit Award at Off Broadway. Gina has her shoe-shopping strategy figured out as well. “I shop for the shoe first!” she says. “There are more clothing options, so I pick a shoe and then match the outfit.” Since the store gets shipments Monday through Friday, Gina says she gets to shoe shop during the week, making her shopping strategy a lot easier. For spring, Gina says she is loving coral colors and mint greens. As for style: “Wedges! Because I’ll take any height I can get. I like gladiators, too.”

FAVORITE THING APART FROM SHOES RIGHT NOW: “We just built a new house, so I now have a craft room!”

FIRST PAIR OF SHOES SHE ABSOLUTELY LOVED: “The pink Reeboks with Velcro straps. I was in fourth grade, and I wore them every day for a year.”

Before I Go... I kiss my dogs (Mary and Milton, two black pugs) goodbye, take a deep

breath, and welcome the new day.” 50




Today's Woman May 2014  

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