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As we close out one year and embark on the next, those of us at TOPS Louisville are also happily celebrating our second anniversary. Looking back at the last twenty-four months of beautiful, information-packed issues offers a pretty powerful snapshot of who we are and how we feel about the city we cover. For us, the mission is clear: We want to provide our readers with the tools they need to create a life well-lived in Louisville. It’s really all about you… and your response has been incredibly humbling. We promise to respond with another innovative and inspiring year.
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With its crimson dress code and worthy cause, the Wrapped in Red Gala for the Louisville chapter of The American Red Cross moves to the Omni for its ninth year. What hasn’t changed: Its mission to provide disaster relief whenever and wherever it’s needed most.
alentine’s day isn’t the only excuse to get dressed in red next month. One of Louisville’s most well-attended fundraisers, The American Red Cross Wrapped in Red Gala presented by Brown-Forman, hits the Omni Louisville on Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 p.m. The cause itself is the main attraction, but guests also get to enjoy some fabulous fashion-watching as everyone gets creative with the red color theme. A three-course dinner, live auction, dancing to Groove Essential and a performance by country music artist Sara Evans, helps to round out a glamorous, can’t miss, evening that supports a chapter that serves not just our city, but seventeen counties in Kentucky and Indiana. So, plan your red ensemble, slip on your dance shoes and join the hundreds of guests
who gather for a great time and a good cause. TOPS is the proud media sponsor, so we will see you all under the disco ball. For tickets and more information, go to redcross.org/local/Kentucky/news-events/ wrapped in red or call (502) 561-3691.
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A lucky TOPS reader can win two gala tickets ($500 value) and two meet and greet passes to see Sara Evans during cocktail hour betwee 6:00 and 7:30 pm. Go to Topslouisville.com for more info. TOPS LOUISVILLE | January 2019 19
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Firmers Minimally-invasive methods that truly tighten the face and body have long been the Holy Grail of cosmetic medicine. Until now. Dr. Julene Samuels shares the good news about two high-tech tighteners everyone will be buzzing about this year.
t’s the one cosmetic benefit almost everyone wants that has remained hard to achieve without surgery: tightening. “We’ve been able to deliver some results with radiofrequency devices, but most results we’ve achieved haven’t been long-lasting and neck tightening has been the real bugaboo,” says Dr. Julene Samuels, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in St. Matthews.
Flash forward to 2019, when it appears that two new radiofrequency devices will become the go-to tools for firming face and body. “Profound, FaceTite and Renuvion came on the market a couple of years ago promising more dramatic, longer-lasting results and they’ve been even more of a homerun than anticipated,” says Dr. Samuels, who has been having great success using Profound on both male and female patients to tighten the neck and jowl areas. Both devices are inserted under the skin and use radiofrequency to heat and cool subdermal tissue in a flash— tightening in an instant. “You do make tiny incisions in the skin and insert the needles subdermally,” says Dr. Samuels. “It’s not completely non-invasive, but it’s out-patient and requires far less
down-time than traditional surgery.” Unlike other non-surgical firmers, the dramatic results are achieved in one treatment. “I posted one result on a neck tightening and it went viral,” she says. “Necks have always been the single biggest reason to get a face lift, but with my Profound patients, I’ve been achieving two and three-year results and they haven’t needed to do any additional procedures,” she says. She’s having equally encouraging results using the longer-needled Profound on hardto-treat areas of the body like arms and inner thighs. “The result I got on the inner thigh area of a fifty-two-year-old patient blew me away,” she says. “They were as smooth as glass.”
It may sound altruistic, but, as surgeons, we should be trying to help people avoid having so many surgeries. Adding these two effective firmers to the arsenal of minimally invasive procedures will have the benefit of making rejuvenating surgeries more infrequent, believes Samuels. “It may sound altruistic, but, as surgeons, we should be trying to help people avoid having so many surgeries,” she says. “You should have one or two good facelifts in your life time and that’s enough.”
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top notes Minkoff plaid blazer, $348, and Cavanagh leopard dress, $430, at Rodeo Drive.
Red swirl disc hoops, $18, at Work the Metal.
Clash What we love now: Mixing print and colors in a new way for a new year. Here, staff stylist, Emme Metry, picks bold colors and patterns that can add pop to anything you wear.
Alice and Olivia silver and gold grommet boots, $595, at Rodeo Drive.
PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER
Zari print clutch, $250, at Rodeo Drive.
Red drop earrings, $28, at Liv Boutique.
Cobalt tassel earring, $88, at Rodeo Drive.
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Leopard baseball cap, $30, at Apricot Lane in Westport Village.
Evil eye earring set, $14, at Work the Metal.
Multi-colored pendant necklace, $26, at Liv Boutique.
VIP â€œrattlesnakeâ€? handbag, $335, at Rodeo Drive.
Turquoise Sinai ring, $265, at Rodeo Drive.
Chunky gold chain, $19, at Work the Metal.
Cognac geometric earrings, $18, at Work the Metal.
Santa Cruz color-trimmed tennis shoe, $252, at Rodeo Drive. Elizabetta Franci quilted coat, $875, at Rodeo Drive.
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Pamela Broadus, Sadiqa Reynolds, and Lauren Broadus at the Urban League Annual Report Luncheon and Fundraising BeneďŹ t
Bill Lamb and Randy Coe at the Kosair Charities Holiday Open House
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Sherri Craig, Kelly Gilloly at the GLI Legislative Agenda Luncheon
Christina and Jon Leidgen - winners at Charlie Wilsonâ€™s Appliance Giveaway
Jaclyn and Marc Salzman at the Salzman Cosmetic Surgery Beauty Blogger Event
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Ashley Parker, Lauren Hendricks, Jennifer Rubenstein, Ali Hawthorne, Mendy Frohlich, Toru Thompson, and Johnetta Roberts at the LIBA Holiday Party
Brett Bachmann, Patricia Ballard and Brad Broecker at a Holiday Dinner Party beneďŹ ting the Heuser Hearing Institute
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Sharonda, Sariah, Massiah and Anthony Tunstull at the Kosair Kids Holiday Party
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Forget almost everything you
know about getting dressed.
NEX T LEVEL STY L E
The newest thinking on what to wear involves breaking
some hard-and-fast fashion
rules. It’s about creating color
combinations you haven’t seen
before, wearing two patterns
instead of one or shoes that
ﬁt your mood, rather than just your ensemble.
We decided that the best place to explore the parameters of
new fashion thinking was the
recently transformed Frazier
History Museum. As the sleek,
PHOTOS Steve Squall LOCATION Frazier History Museum Urban Bourbon Trail Welcome Center STYLED BY Emme Metry with Christine Fellingham HAIR AND MAKEUP Devyon Cohen and Julianna Salisbury for J Micaels Salon and Spa MODELS Olive Flick and Kris Stein for Heyman Talent
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chic new Welcome Center for
the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, it’s the perfect representation of
transformative change. Let our
trip there inspire your personal 2019 style transformation.
F LASH B AC K : C LASSI C B LAC K On Olive: Nicole Miller Artelier jacket, $395, at Rodeo Drive. Renamed dress, $69, at Apricot Lane. On Kris: Good Man sweater, $198; Peter Miller vest, $175; Hudson jeans, $195, all from Rodes for Him.
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WEAR A MERMAID DRES S S OMEPLACE OT HER T HAN A WEDDING On Olive: Cupcakes and cashmere plaid dress, $98, from Six Sisters. Alice Mcall mermaid dress, $360, at Rodeo Drive. On Kris: Boglioli jacket, $1795; Eton paisley dress shirt, $275; Robert Talbott tie, $155, all at Rodes for Him.
T RY T ECHNICOLOR COMBOS Habitat shirt, $82, She and Sky Velvet print dress, $68, both at Tunieâ€™s.
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EXPERIMENT W IT H V O L U ME On Olive: Alice McCall pants, $250, Streets Ahead belt, $207; and Suzi Ro shawl, $357, at Rodeo Drive. Love Tree sweater, $35, at Apricot Lane. On Kris: Eleventy jacket, $595; Hudson jeans, $185; Joeâ€™s Jeans plaid shirt, $138; all at Rodes for Him.
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CLAS H PAT T ERNS Floor nine scarf, $38; skies are blue shirt, $54; Fore skirt, $48; all from Six Sisters.
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eddings are ushering in a return to elegance and glamour with a touch of whimsy. Couples strive to personalize their day and their ceremonies, demonstrated by the fact that more furry family members are taking their place among the wedding party. Sit-down dinners— whether formal or family-style— are on the rise, with an emphasis on seasonality and local ingredients. The best local weddings are becoming a magical, complex interplay of dazzling venue, regionally-influenced décor and memorable food. Here’s what five wedding experts shared about the latest trends.
Which dress, décor and entertaining trends will brides and grooms be saying, “We do” to? Nancy Miller asks the wedding experts to give us a preview of what nuptials will look like in the next year with their picks of the top trends for 2019.
1. Two Become One… Brand
3. Fantastical Staging
Wedding branding is trending, with the monogram and the theme established on the invitation. The visuals are carried throughout with tablescape touches such as napkins, menu cards and place cards and even light fixtures, says Erica Outlaw, director at Ice House.
Floral walls, boxwood hedges, wooden arches and large canopies of florals are turning ballrooms into garden wonderlands.
2. Something for Everyone Venues Venues with both indoor and outdoor spaces are trending because of their design flexibility for holding a cocktail reception, ceremony and dinner in different locations. Ellen Fox, of ShaFox, says the accommodations at The Brown Hotel, Ashbourne Farms, The Galt House and the Speed Art Museum offer particularly lovely options and also won’t let Mother Nature wreak havoc on the occasion. Krista Embry, of KIS “Pop-Up Weddings,” the master of simple, quick weddings with a flair, has created weddings on the downtown trolleys, on an airstrip at Bowman Field and on the Big Four walking bridge.
4. Banquet Seating Long dining tables, rather than round tables, allow for more dramatic centerpieces. Ellen Fox likes to mix heights of floral displays as well as ones that drape over the table. They can be punctuated by specialty lighting hanging above and candles lining the table.
5. Fewer Blushing brides. Blush has been the color preference for years, according to Phillip Koenig of Silver Spoon Catering. While it won’t be disappearing anytime soon, he’s seeing this year’s brides falling in love with richer tones like burgundies and navies. White table linens aren’t passé, but purple, blue or gold linens, often with a textured finish, are dressing the tables at some Omni Louisville Hotel weddings, according to Richard Ayson, director of catering sales.
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6. Mixing more Fauna with Flora Floral arrangements with mint, sage, eucalyptus and lamb’s ear for soft, subtle surprises.
7. Experiential Meals “Food is a major part of the wedding experience. Menus reflect a lot of international influences but still use local purveyors and vendors to execute those fishes,” says Outlaw. Food and drinks are often closely coordinated. Custom, signature drinks (bourbon is big!) and interactive bars with tasting stations are trending at Omni Louisville Hotel, says Ayson. Most brides and groom still want
a traditional wedding cake, although it doesn’t have to be towering. The cake may be part of an expansive Viennese dessert table or the show-stopper that’s complemented by smaller cakes, pies or donuts.
8. Getting Social ShaFox brides love using Snapchat geofilters to share and retain images of their wedding. KIS “Pop-Up” Weddings creates You Tube channels for their clients. Says Embry, “We can stream live, allowing the couple to have an intimate wedding and still invite any number of guests to participate virtually.”
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weddings The cost of weddings is on the rise, guest lists are shrinking and creativity is soaring. Kevin Broady takes a closer look at the newest numbers behind The Big Day. Weddings are ideally a oncein-a-lifetime celebration of love, so brides and grooms are often willing to spend a small fortune in order to make it memorable. According to online wedding-planning service TheKnot.com, the average American wedding costs over $25,000, though many are significantly more expensive.
STATISTICS ARE FROM THE 2017 SURVEY BY THEKNOT.COM, AN ONLINE WEDDING-PLANNING SERVICE.
Flowers, dresses, tuxedos, food and rings can all rack up a large bill for the families of the couple, or the couple themselves and that's not counting the bill from wedding planners hired to make everything move smoothly. While weddings can be costly anywhere, the amount Americans spend on nuptials varies from one state to the next. Here, a look at the spending that goes into a trip down the aisle.
wedding STATISTICS Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29.2; Groom, 30.9 Average Number of Guests: 136 Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5 Average Number of Groomsmen: 5 Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December Average Length of Engagement: 14.0 months Percentage of Destination Weddings: 25%
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SETTING THE DATE The perennially popular June wedding is getting edged out by a new favorite season. The most popular months to get married:
September: 16% June: 15% October: 14%
GETTING HITCHED IN KENTUCKY
There were 32,135 weddings in our state in 2017. Here’s the
The most popular wedding colors:
breakdown of the average budget:
Cost of a typical wedding: $18,222 Average dress cost: $1,104 Average ring cost: $2,994 Average household Income: $44,811
GETTING HITCHED ACROSS THE RIVER There were 45,705 weddings in Indiana in 2017. Here’s the breakdown of the average budget:
Cost of a typical wedding: $22,090 Average Dress cost: $1,107 Average ring cost: $3,130 Average Household Income: $50,433
Ivory/Champagne: 37% Dark Blue: 32% Gold: 30%
KEEPING THE FAITH 21% of couples incorporated cultural elements into their wedding. Examples include Chinese tea ceremony; flamenco guitarist; Irish step dancers and bagpipers; ceremonial readings in Italian and Polish; traditional Jewish hora dance; Moroccan belly dancers; Hawaiian lei exchanges; a reading from a Lebanese poet; traditional Hindu ceremony; 1,000 Japanese paper cranes for décor; Persian honey ceremony; African-American jumping the broom tradition; Cuban cigar rolling station; and more.
THE GUEST EXPERIENCE
HAPPILY EVER HASHTAGS
Couples continue to focus on creating an incredible guest experience, with 72% saying it was very important their guests were entertained at their wedding. Here,
Couples are using social media more than ever to tell their personal story from the moment they get engaged.
some of the interesting ways they’re catering to their guests’ needs and creating a more couture event:
38% of couples shared photos and details on social media within minutes or hours of their engagement 64% created a custom wedding hashtag and shared it with guests on their personal wedding website 18% created a wedding invite 18% used save-the-dates 16% created a ceremony program 23% created a custom Snapchat filter 10% had drones capture footage from above 9% had a photo-sharing app for guests to upload photos into one place 45% of couples shared wedding photos and details on social media 48% updated their relationship status to “married” on Facebook
Average number of wedding guests: down to 136 Cost per wedding guest: up to $268 Custom guest entertainment: increased from 11% to 40% photo booths: +69% sparklers: +24% selfie stations or video booths: +22% games: +19% candy bars: +13% bonfires: +12% musical performances: +12% On the rise are fireworks, dance performers, cigar rolling stations, wine and liquor tastings and magicians.
2017 AVERAGE NATIONAL WEDDING BUDGET BREAKDOWN Overall Wedding: $33391 Venue: $15163 Photographer: $2630 Wedding/Event Planner: $1988 Reception Band: $4019 Reception DJ: $1231 Florist/Décor: $2379 Videographer: $1912 Wedding Dress: $1509 Ceremony Site: $2311 Ceremony Musicians: $761 Invitations: $408 Transportation: $830 Favors: $252 Rehearsal Dinner: $1295 Engagement Ring: $5764 Catering (price per person): $70 Officiant: $284
WHAT’S IN AND OUT IN WEDDING TRENDS These statistics show which trends are spiking and which are sinking:
Formal/black-tie weddings: -16% Ceremonies hosted in a religious institution: -22% Outdoor ceremonies +52% (as couples look for unique, unconventional venues) Farms, barns and ranch reception venues: +15% Historic homes: +14% Banquet halls, hotels, resorts and country clubs: -17% Brides doing a bouquet toss: -53% Grooms doing a garter toss: -41% Cake cutting: -88%
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fairytale Downtown wedding venues can be both dramatic and romantic. That’s what Spencer Freeman, Décor and Design Coordinator for the Ice House, demonstrates with her styled wedding shoot. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DRAKE AND ELIZA PHOTOGRAPHY
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here’s a new look to Louisville weddings and it’s not necessarily dripping with magnolias. Urban venues are definitely on the rise— especially for receptions. One reason, beyond the buzz surrounding our bourbondriven revitalization, is that these settings tend to be blank canvases where couples can unleash their creativity. “You don’t see the same thing over and over again,” says Spencer Freeman, the new Décor and Design Coordinator at Ice House. “We take the couple’s ideas, along with their personalities, and we create something unique.” In her newly created role, Spencer gets to sit down with each couple and help them dream up the perfect day. “I give them an inspiration board on colors, linens, and special features we can add. We go big and say, ‘What is your dream?’ and we lay it all out.”
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The focus is on creating events that are memorable, meaningful and specific to the couple. It’s about creating a wedding experience you’ve never seen before.
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he styled wedding she shared with us for this issue is part of the inspiration process. “This was my first shoot and I plan to do several a year, just to give clients fresh ideas and to help them see the possibilities.” Some of the “possibilities” she featured include a bourbon bar, farm tables and a dessert table to go alongside the cake. “The bourbon theme is huge,” she says.
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“We are doing bourbon bars, bourbon tastings and adding a Kentucky stamp to the evening,” she says. “It’s Kentucky meets urban.” Also big are food stations rather than buffets, where farm tables are added for drama, along with passed foods or evening snacks “that go beyond White Castles or Oreos and milk,” she says. “We have a ton
of late-night snacks on the catering side that are different and fun.” From golden silverware, to table menus, to creative snacks, receptions are becoming more couture, made-to-order events. “The focus is on creating events that are memorable, meaningful and specific to the couple,” says Spencer. “It’s about creating a wedding experience you’ve never seen before.”
THE LOOK VENUE: Ice House FOOD AND DESSERTS: Crushed Ice Catering BOURBON BARRELS AND RENTALS: Southern Classics BRIDE’S DRESS AND GROOM’S TIE: Rebecca’s
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Rimsha & Zia
In a traditional, two-day Pakistani wedding last December, these high school sweethearts created an epic, transportive experience for their delighted family and friends. When Rimsha Chowhan and her future husband, Zia Siddiqui, met as teenagers in high school, family and tradition were already a central theme in their relationship. “We met at a Pakistani physicians’ conference in D.C.,” she explains. “His parents are both physicians and my father too. We met through one of my best friends and we clicked instantly.” Ten years later, the two were standing in the Muhammad Ali Center, exchanging vows and embarking on a traditional, two-day wedding celebration that took their guests on a wonderful, emotional journey that focused on family, friends and faith. “It’s something we both always knew we wanted,” Rimsha explains. “I think I had one moment when I threw out the idea of a destination wedding, but I’m the only girl in my family with four brothers, so my mother quickly shut that down.” So, the couple and the bride’s family set about planning two perfect evenings at the Downtown Marriott— the first, a
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weddings fun-filled, upbeat evening of music and dancing, centered around the traditional mehndi ceremony and the second, a more toned-down, elegant event with speeches, a cake cutting and a dramatic exit for the couple. “You go through a lot of different feelings over the course of the weekend,” the bride explains. “The first night is all bright colors along with family and friends doing dances for the bride. By the end of the second night, the parents are crying as we make our exit. It’s a big mix of emotions.” Central to both nights was the traditional Pakistani food, which they had catered by a specialty catering company in New Jersey. “It was extremely important to us that our guests ate well and that they had that authentic cultural experience,” she says. “But we also used as many local businesses as we could.” One local expert was wedding planner Ellen Fox, of ShaFox Weddings. “She was invaluable,” says Rimsha. “She helped bring all the little details to life— and there were many of them. But, more important, she was also so gracious to all of our guests. I’ve seen planners who get stressed and snap at people. But, as much as we had going on, she was always so nice to everyone. Culturally, that was very important to us.” With two days of incredible food, stunning wardrobe changes and even a Saturday performance of Kanye West song “All of the Lights” by the Louisville Orchestra, it’s the moments with friends and family that have made the most lasting impression on this thoughtful bride. “My father took singing lessons just so he could sing me a song. My brothers, cousins and friends all prepared dances for me. Zia planned a dance and he was really wonderful,” she says. “I was not expecting everyone to put so much effort into this; it was very humbling. I don’t think I could have asked for anything better.”
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Let’s Get Growing It may be cold outside, but if you want a gorgeous garden come spring, now’s the time to start planning and planting. Managing editor and lifelong farmer Kevin Broady shares his guide on getting your garden started now. What to do in January
t’s time to start thinking about your garden and stocking up on seeds and supplies. Plan ahead and buy seeds, potting soil, and planting trays. This would also be a good time to order from seed catalogs to make sure that you have the varieties of vegetables or flowers you want when it comes time to plant. Late month, you can begin to plant your seeds for transplanting into your garden in late April. Pick a place in your home that has lots of warm bright sunlight for your planting trays. Ideal seeds for transplanting would be cabbage, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini. This is also a fantastic time to look at your houseplants and give them a little extra TLC. In late January, you can begin to prune fruit trees like apple, cherry, peach or plum. Yearly pruning and shaping of your fruit trees gives you a better-looking tree that’s healthier and produces prettier and more delicious fruit. By getting a head start this month, you’ll help ensure that you have beautiful blooms when the weather warms up.
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DESIGN DETAILS ARCHITECT/CONTRACTOR: Jason Black and Jimmy King Artisan Signature Homes (www.artisansignaturehomes.com) APPLIANCES: Century Entertainment CERAMIC/TILE/MARBLE: The Maraman Group CONCRETE: Phillip Osbourne Concrete FLOOR: Premier Flooring - Richie Lampton INTERIOR DESIGN: Tassels INTERIOR TRIM: Cox Interiors/LSC Inc. KITCHEN CABINETRY: Century Entertainment MASONRY: Coronado Stone ROOFER: New Level Construction THEATER SYSTEM: Century Entertainment ERSKINE GROUP WINDOWS: Metro Windows
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A sweeping custom country manor complete with yoga studio and high-tech features, is a modern oasis for a busy East End family. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG JR.
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here is something majestic about a home that greets visitors with both impressive architectural detail and impactful interior amenities. Jason Black and Jimmy King of Artisan Signature Homes made an impression with their 2017 Homearama design affectionately named, Bridgehampton. This one-of-a-kind home, located in Prospect, is a vacation-like retreat that transports the homeowners away from the stresses of daily living. The New England-style cedar shake, stone and siding distinguish this stunning home that features a signature cupola, an eyebrow dormer and a dramatic arched front door —an antique salvage find — accented by a gas light. The porte-cochere provides visitors and the homeowners an elegant entryway. “Architecture from New England continues to influence our designs locally,” Jason says.
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he attention to detail continues into the the expansive interior that includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The kitchen features incredible craftsmanship with custom cabinetry and an oversized island that is the perfect spot for gathering. Windows frame the banquette dining nook offering a prime view of the lush landscape. The open concept allows the kitchen to flow into the great room where a double-side linear fireplace and dual entries are shared with a screened porch. It is the ideal space for family memories to be made.
Beyond the private hallway, is where the tranquil master suite resides. Vaulted ceilings add a dramatic architectural detail, while French doors lead to a covered porch illuminated by triple windows. The master bathroom features double vanities that flank the double-entry shower. His-and-hers closets, one with a wardrobe island and built-in bench, are another example of the thoughtful design of the home. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with their own private bathrooms and another two with a Jack-and-Jill bath. Also on the second floor is one of the most distinctive amenities: the yoga studio that is accessible from the spiral staircase near the private entrance off the mudroom. It features its own half-bath, a linear fireplace and pocket doors that lead to the main studio space. Vaulted ceilings with exposed beams along with an opening that peers into the cupola adds an element of surprise to the room.
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he lower level is focused on entertainment with a creative twist. A full-service bar area is enhanced by the glass enclosed wine and bourbon display case that pays homage to Kentucky roots. The custom, sunken media room provides the ideal space for the homeowners to sit and relax.
Bridgehampton exudes a unique quality that displays the latest in amenities and architectural details. As we head into the new year, we were curious as to what Jason’s thought were about what 2019 holds in terms of trends. “I see the trend going toward sleeker lines. Cambria marble will continue to be hot, along with customizable appliances.”
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LIGHTS, CAMERA… Top Chef Kentucky As the location for the current season of Bravo’s fabled Top Chef reality cooking competition, our state has ofﬁcially earned bragging rights as a foodie destination. TOPS Louisville Editor Christine Fellingham visited with host Padma Lakshmi on set to hear her thoughts about food, travel and the Bluegrass State. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTO BY SMALLZ & RASKIND/BRAVO MEDIA
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story of her first, chance meeting with Muhammad Ali.
not as hot in a Top Chef kitchen as it looks on TV; it’s hotter. On one sweltering June day, a handful of local reporters including this editor from TOPS, visited the local set of the legendary reality show. From first glance, the studio is a stunning temporary tribute to our state. The refrigerators are housed in a kind of kitchen paddock. There’s a bourbon wall, of course, and reclaimed wood trim. But as you get closer, the sweltering temperature and humidity add even more of a touch of local authenticity. It hits you hard as soon as you walk onto the set.
With dozens of sparkling Monogram ovens all preheating at once (“we want the chefs to be able to use any equipment they want,” explains Padma), everyone milling about looks a little wilted. Everyone, that is, except the queen of culinary cool, host Padma Lakshmi, who strides into the Kentucky-themed space in above-the-knee suede boots and a body-skimming dress looking supernaturally radiant and not quite as moist as the rest of the crew. She tapes a few lines with the definitely more drenched guest judge Art Smith. They flub a few, crack up and quickly correct themselves. In person, Padma is imposing but fun, unflappable but approachable, and she seems to come with her own perpetual spotlight. When she walks into the control room to watch the takes, she turns to speak to the guest gathered on folding chairs. It’s mostly a mix of journalists and YUM employees; the Quick Fire challenge is a KFC-inspired fried chicken cook-off. Everyone is transfixed as she tells the
“I was living in Los Angeles and I had just finished boxing practice,” she says. “I was driving east on Santa Monica and I stopped at Holloway Cleaners. It was one of those places where they do the dry cleaning there on the premises. I’m standing at the counter and I hear the door open and the little chimes jingle and all forty people who were behind the counter busily working, ironing, steaming all stopped what they were doing and stared. So much so that I just turned around to see what everyone was staring at.... He was moving pretty slowly by that time, from Parkinson’s, and he got close to me and I was just stuttering... I mean the only other person I’ve been so starstuck with is Mother Teresa. That’s the only other person, but it’s a totally different experience... and he said, ‘I love you too.’ Anyway, it was a very brief exchange, but it was very powerful. I met him a couple of years later at a charity event and, by that time, he couldn’t speak, but you could tell that he loved people and he loved to be around people. It was in his eyes. It was always mesmerizing to be around him.” Padma is a woman who effortlessly combines beauty with substance and, when I sat down with her for a private conversation later in front of her trailer, she seemed to appreciate those same qualities in our state, which she was visiting for the first time in her life. We were settled into comfy upholstered chairs on the “front porch” of her airstream, which was part of a little trailer village the cast and crew create inside the gigantic rented industrial space. Daughter Krishna has her own tiny trailer next door and there’s an astro-turf town green with lawn games; it’s a little slice of Americana in the middle of a vast cement and metal structure. Padma relaxes into the throw pillows and asks an assistant to bring a ‘big thing of ice water with vitamin C powder,” which, honestly, sounded pretty tempting after the hours spent in the sweltering kitchen. While it’s been a long day, she is completely gracious about adding an interview onto the end of it.
DID YOU DO ANY RESEARCH BEFORE YOUR FIRST TRIP TO KENTUCKY? “Well, I mean I’ve never been to Kentucky, but I’ve been interested in Muhammad Ali’s life all of my life. So that’s why I knew so much about his history here and the best pieces of ﬁlmmaking about his career. The William Kennedy ﬁlm is not to be missed, by the way.” HOW DO YOU IMMERSE YOURSELF IN EACH NEW LOCATION? “I like to know a little bit about the place I’m going, but that’s not just about the show. I’m a natural born nomad and the reason that I have the career in food that I do is because of my love of travel and my having traveled a lot as a model. So, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to many more places than the average young person does through modeling. When I travel, the ﬁrst place I go is a local farmers market or spice market— whether it’s the Yucatan in Mexico or Marekesh. I am ﬁrst and foremost a writer and I’m very interested in food and how it connects people because to me food is the connective tissue for all of us and our cultures. If you think about any big milestones that we have as a society, whether it’s a birth, a death, a power lunch, a courtship, it’s all centered around food. So, I’m fascinated by it, as a way to understand a culture. Since we’ve been here, I’ve been eating out with Krishna (her daughter, 8) at local places. We’ve had a lot of barbecue… but a lot of healthy food. A lot of farm to table. It’s been delicious.”
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IS YOUR DAUGHTER, KRISHNA, AN ADVENTUROUS EATER TOO? “She actually has always been a great eater. But, speaking of Kentucky Fried Chicken, we do make fried chicken. We will do breaded chicken cutlets, but we use my recipe: buttermilk and cayenne in the crust mix and green mango powder. It gives you a little tartness. But she’s a great eater. She was actually even a better eater when she was three and hadn’t gone to school yet.” YOU BROUGHT HER WITH YOU. DOES SHE TRAVEL WITH YOU OFTEN? “She has gone home now for the last week of school. But she’s a very good traveler and I take her with me whenever I can. I
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have a little bag I pack that’s light enough for her to carry by herself with little tiny containers of playdough. She has a little water color set and I even cut the paper up— that thicker card stock paper— and tell her to make greeting cards for everyone. She’s not a whiney kid. A lot of times, if we’ve been sitting on a long ﬂight and we get up to leave at the end, people near us will say, ‘Oh my god, there’s a child sitting behind me? I didn’t even notice.’” HOW POSSIBLE IS IT FOR YOU TO HAVE A NORMAL DINING EXPERIENCE WHILE YOU’RE TRAVELING? “Well, we call ahead. I think it’s fair to call ahead. Plus, I want to get a good table! Sometimes we walk in and stand in line, which is weird because they don’t like
me to wait in line, but I don’t want people who’ve been in line to feel like ‘What the heck?’ if someone offers to seat us. I think it is possible to have a normal experience if they don’t know who I am. But if it’s in a restaurant environment, people ﬁgure it out. So I know how to go incognito. I don’t wear makeup, I wear a ponytail, I put on glasses and then I usually go unnoticed.” YOU HAVE SOME NEWS BESIDES THE NEW SEASON— A COLLECTION FOR MAC COSMETICS! “Yes. It’s already out. It’s great. As a brown skinned woman, there weren’t a lot of colors that worked for me when I was modeling. I would take my own foundation and mix colors. So,
I wanted to bring a collection of makeup that actually looks good on dark skin and light skin as well. I’am very proud of the collection for brown-skinned woman. Makeup doesn’t look the same on our skin like it looks in the pan. I wanted the return of color on the skin, and I’m very proud that it does look good on all complexions. We’ve had an incredible response just on social media. It’s been very gratifying.” YOUR MAKEUP COLLECTION AND THE STEAMY CONDITIONS ON THE SET LEAD ME TO WONDER WHAT YOU DO TO KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING SO FLAWLESS. “I don’t wear a lot of makeup when I’m not working. What I usually do is I only use a little concealer where I need it. As we age, you don’t want to pack on
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top chef kentucky spoiler alert THE SCOOP ON SEASON 16
By now, diehard fans have already started watching ﬁfteen talented chefs compete against each other in our home state and, yes, right here in Lou. The ﬁrst episode aired last month, on December 6, but it’s not too late to tune in and catch plenty of local footage and cameo appearances by local luminaries as contestants zip around our stomping grounds in their BMW X2 Sports Activity vehicles. The cast travels between Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland before heading abroad for an epic showdown in Macua, China. Here are just a few of the local hotspots highlights from their time here: PADMA, HEAD JUDGE TOM COLICCHIO AND CONTESTANTS HIT CHURCHILL DOWNS AND KEENELAND, WHERE PADMA ROCKS A WHITE FASCINATOR. THE CHEFS COOK FOR LAILA ALI AT THE MUHAMMAD ALI CENTER. A TRIP TO MAKER’S MARK INCLUDES A CHALLENGE TO PUT A PERSONAL SPIN ON CLASSIC SOUTHERN DISHES INCLUDING BURGOO, BENEDICTINE, HOE CAKES AND DUMPLINGS. BLINDFOLDED CHEFS STRUGGLE TO IDENTIFY HERBS AND SPICES IN A MEMORABLE QUICKFIRE TASTE TEST CHALLENGE INSPIRED BY KFC’S SECRET RECIPE. OUR CITY’S OWN EDWARD LEE AND KATHY CARY MAKE GUEST APPEARANCES. GUEST JUDGE CHEF ART SMITH’S FIRST JOB WAS AT KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
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the makeup. Plus, I wash my face a lot, and I also steam my skin. Even when I’m in a hotel like I am now, I will ask room service to bring me a huge pot of hot water or a carafe of hot water for tea and I’ll ask them for a big, deep fruit bowl or stock pot. I’ll just put the hot water in the bowl with a few drops of tea tree oil. Then I’ll take a towel and hold it over my head and the bowl and I’ll steam with the tea tree. After that, I tone my face, throw ice water on it and it closes my pores.” YOU MENTIONED IN THE CONTROL ROOM THAT YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT A CHEF FROM HIS WORK STATION. HOW?
if she’s not truthful. I try to be as helpful to them in my commentary as I can, and I think it’s a real testament to our show that we have had more genuine captains of our industry make it, than any other reality show, even American Idol. Stephanie Izzard has made a huge impact in Chicago. We have Richard Blais, Kevin Gillespie, Ed Lee in Louisville. We’re going to go to Milkwood tonight.” (One of Ed’s places.) WHAT HAS IMPRESSED YOU MOST ABOUT KENTUCKY? “How warm and friendly everyone is here. I love how everyone is so incredibly welcoming. I think people are genuinely super-excited to have us here and they are genuinely nice people.
“You can tell a lot about a chef from their station. For instance, there have been times when I’ve walked into the stations of the ﬁrst quick ﬁres of the season and I see a huge mess. I know that that chef isn’t going to make it far, because it’s their work ethic. It’s your respect for the ingredients. I understand that they’re in a rush and all hell breaks loose and I don’t expect them to keep a neat and tidy kitchen but when it’s a complete mess, that says something.”
I’ve also really been enjoying the natural beauty. I’ve always lived in a big city, so this is different for me. Driving from Louisville to Lexington, the landscape is just stunning. When I drive around just outside of the city limits, I always hear the song ‘America’ in my head. I understand what it means. It’s just this beautiful vista, with rolling hills, the paddocks with horses, the cows, sheep. It’s like stepping into a children’s book. It’s very idyllic for me.”
YOU CAN BE PRETTY DIRECT WITH THE CHEFS ABOUT THEIR FOOD.
WHAT SURPRISED YOU ABOUT LOUISVILLE?
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“I didn’t expect the diversity I’ve found in Louisville. It’s really great. That’s one thing that struck me. I thought it was really surprising and unexpected.“
Foods That Say “I Do”
hillip Koenig, partner at The Silver Spoon, caters hundreds of weddings and has insider insight into what brides will want to serve at their 2019 nuptials. He whispered his secrets to TOPS:
» Champagne cocktails. » Soup, like butternut squash, tomato dill or corn chowder, served with mini grilled cheese sandwiches, either as an appetizer or instead of a salad. » Boneless fried chicken served with a light herb sauce. » Filet of beef is a permanent trend. » High end-comfort food. Beef short ribs often top the list.
» Heirloom potatoes and heirloom tomatoes. » Glazes: orange or lemon glaze on chicken, bourbon molasses glaze on beef, and bourbon-infused sauces. » Corn pudding and other Kentuckycentric foods. » Donut boards and donut stations, non-traditional cakes and pies. » Gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Taste Trends for 2019 F
oodies, and even people who bristle at such a moniker, are both fascinated and curious about what’s next in the restaurant world. Four Louisville insiders tell TOPS what to expect this year.
“Organic, gluten-free and vegan healthy snacks that will hold you over to dinner, and individual cheese and charcuterie presentations with pickled vegetables.”
Chef James Adams, Executive Chef, The Brown Hotel
A Rockin’ Brandy
opper & Kings recently released Via Chicago, a super-premium, pure copper pot-distilled American Brandy matured in rye whiskey barrels from the famed Chicago distillery, FEW Spirits. It’s so big, bold and rich that the Copper & Kings folks call it a rock song, a ballad of lost love, found love and a shoulder to lean on. It’s available at the distillery and through a limited number of fine retailers in Kentucky, Chicago and New York City.
“Nuts are next! Especially pistachios, particularly in sauces, but in everything.”
Rocco Cadolini, owner, ROC
“Classics like crème brûlée, cheesecake, pie and tiramisu are going to make a comeback, just with a modern twist to them.”
Kim Beam, Pastry Chef, 8UP
“Chefs are taking a larger stance on food waste to help the hungry.”
Anthony Lamas, Executive Chef and Owner, Seviche
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5 POWER MEALS DINING
There’s a new kind of power lunch and it doesn’t involve two martinis. Delicious bowls of grains and veggies are making it easier for everyone from carnivores and vegans to keep their get-healthy resolutions. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
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3738 LEXINGTON ROAD 502-498-2341 3046 BARDSTOWN ROAD 502-409-7900 THELIFEBAR.COM
ccording to Chase Barmore, founder of LIFEbar, living a plant-based lifestyle is a great way to eat more greens and proteins and to feel better. “When I opened LIFEbar in 2010, there was nothing like it in Louisville. I did it for my own life and to let people understand that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad and that it’s not a sacrifice of flavor,” he says. Everything at LIFEbar is gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and peanut-free. LIFEbar offers three Smoothie Bowls: the Acai Bowl, with acai powder, blueberries, strawberries and banana; the Pumpkin Pie Bowl, with almond butter, butternut squash, banana, vanilla bean protein, pumpkin pie spice, coconut and dates; and the big hit Chocomaca Bowl that has raw cacao, raw maca, banana, almond butter, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. It is topped with granola, house-made cashew cream, organic blueberries, strawberries, bananas, unsweetened coconut flakes and a honey or raw agave drizzle. Many of LIFEbar’s customers use smoothie bowls as meal replacements for breakfast, lunch or dinner. LIFEbar patrons are also treated to their selections of Super Food Smoothies like Frozen Reishi Cappuccino and Strawberry Shortcake, and Green Smoothies (Love Your Kale, Avocado Dream, It’s Easy Being Green) that serve up vitamin-rich vegetables and other healthy goodies. In addition, the menu features Extreme Wellness Shots and Just Fruit Smoothies. Get the kids in on the action by creating their own smoothie or going for the kale, strawberries and bananas in the Cowabunga.
Inwave Restaurant & Juice Bar 10310 SHELBYVILLE ROAD, 502-916-2177, INWAVE.ORG
r. Kamlesh Dave, a local family practice physician, founded Inwave Restaurant & Juice Bar as a response to the growing number of people suffering from heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. “We want to transform our customers from the inside out, while they’re being swept up in a wave of exciting flavors,” he says. His goals are to offer delicious food that you and your body will love and to create an inviting atmosphere where friends and family can gather. iPads have been installed at most tables on the juice bar side of Inwave so that customers can easily read newspapers and magazines. Inwave’s Power Bowls are one of the best ways to roll flavor, fun and fitness into one dish. You get to choose basmati or brown rice, or quinoa, creamy black beans or chickpeas, three vegetables, a sauce such as curry coconut, southwest chili or chimichurri and accents (coconut bacon, pita croutons, apple-soaked cranberried, candied soy nuts.) Dave likes to introduce additions to the menu. Among the newest are vegan chips, mango salsa and pineapple salsa. You can never go wrong with the Inwave chop salad, the sweet and sour kale salad or the super grains salad. The menu also includes flatbreads, grilled cheese burger with air-baked fries, veggie BBQ sandwich, lentil soy burger and Pav Bahji fries (Mumbai vegetable curry, soy protein and cilantro yogurt.) Helpful nutritional information, including calories, carbs, fat, proteins and fiber, is indicated for specific categories on the menu.
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Lueberry Acai Bowls and Super Foods 808 E. MARKET STREET 501-421-2384 LUEBERRYACAI.COM
“I Green District
126 BRECKINRIDGE LANE 225 S. FIFTH STREET 502-409-5293
he fast-casual market is exploding; it’s the fastest growing area in dining. Green District-A Salad Spot falls in the middle of sit-down and drive through restaurants categories but we emphasize the healthy side of eating,” says Jonathan Clark, general manager. “The City of Louisville has done so much, such as expanding parks and adding bicycle lanes. Responding to people’s interest in a healthy lifestyle was a no-brainer to be part of that.”
Vegans, vegetarians along with meat and cheese eaters can all find something to savor on Green District’s menu. Calorie counts are shown on the menu posted at the restaurants and on the website.
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“All produce is Non-GMO. We know when our produce is picked, and then we clean and process it ourselves. It’s fresh, fresh, fresh. Plus we don’t use microwaves or freezers,” says Clark.
’ve long been a fan of acai bowls and found myself craving them. But there wasn’t a place in Louisville dedicated to serving them,” says Lue Ahmed, who opened Lueberry Acai Bowls and Super Foods last March. “Acai is harvested only in Brazil. We have a supplier who ships it to us. Some places use the powder form. We use the frozen purée and blend it with other ingredients. I’d compare it to a Dairy Queen Blizzard; it’s almost like a sorbet and can be added to bowls or smoothies.”
Guests may opt for a signature salad, such as You Are What You Beet, Hide and Go Greek or Tequila Mockingbird. Or, they may create their own by choosing bases like lettuce, kale, spinach and quinoa, then adding a protein, if desired, veggies and crunchies.
His East Market Acai Bowl is a mixture of almond milk, acai, banana, strawberries, blueberries and plums. It may be topped with granola, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, goji berries, shredded coconut and chia seeds. Other Lueberry bowls are Khaleesi’s Pitaya aka Dragonfruit (pitaya, almond milk, banana, mango, pineapple and coconut) and the Tropic Thunder (orange juice, peach, bananas, mango and pineapple.)
Dressings are made every morning. “I have heard people say our Green Goddess dressing is addictive. They like to buy it in bulk, but I warn them that it has no preservatives, so they need to use it in a timely manner,” he says.
He has enjoyed a smoothie every day since college. At Lueberry he can indulge in six different ones.
Not only does Green District welcome guests who dine-in or take their orders home, but also catering is available for groups up to 250 people.
Ahmed’s brothers, both of whom have children, urged him to create a healthy dish for kids. His answer was the Nana sandwich, which is made with peanut butter, honey and banana. The peanut butter may be omitted if a child has peanut allergies. “You can leave Lueberry and not feel sluggish. I don’t like to label it as super healthy or something that’s going to change your life. My goal was to provide a healthier option at an affordable price,” says Ahmed.
Now the owner of I Love Juice Bar, she’s determined to change the mindset of people who think “green” equates to a lack of taste or worse, an unpleasant taste. “We’re trying to make healthy juices and foods delicious and fun for everyone.” I Love Juice Bar is plant-based, glutenfree and organic, when possible, and always uses one-hundred-percent whole fruits and vegetables. Everything is made from scratch and no processed foods find their way into the dishes. Six different Smoothie Bowls, packed with an abundance of super foods are super sellers at I Love Juice Bar. “They’re awesome and are trending right now,” says Bonner. The main ingredient of the hugely popular Acai Bowl is the high antioxidant South American acai berry that’s paired with blueberries, avocado, banana, strawberries, almond butter, hemp seeds and honey. Bonner’s personal go-to bowl is the Aloha Bowl. And why not? Having mango, banana, spirulina, blueberries, peanut butter, honey and bee pollen, it’s full fresh, sweet heartiness.
I Love Juice Bar 13317 SHELBYVILLE ROAD 502-690-9938 ILOVEJUICEBAR.COM
shley Bonner started her juicing journey when she was 13 years old. A friend introduced her to the “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” documentary. “Before seeing it, I hadn’t been into health at all but that changed my mindset,” she says.
“We sell more smoothies than anything else. We try to incorporate good things that you might not eat all the time but taste so good into our recipes,” she says. The Green Smoothie is a colorful, yummy example of that, with its tropical taste of pineapple, banana and coconut milk mixed with kale, spinach and apple juice.
Cheers to a Happy 2019!
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RENAISSANCE Fire destroyed The Pine Room in 1977. It was a devastating loss to patrons who thought of the restaurant as a kind of home away from home. Now, under Augusta Holland’s ownership, the iconic restaurant is back. BY NANCY MILLER • PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
ugusta Holland was only a year old when The Pine Room burned to the ground, so her knowledge of the iconic spot comes from the fabled restaurant’s rich folklore. That secondhand knowledge, and her love of historic preservation, was enough to convince her to bring it to life once again. “When we moved to Harrods Creek, we wanted a fun restaurant where we could go as a family. That was the kernel of the idea,” says Holland, a developer and urban planner. She partnered with Steven Ton, who became a major player in the Louisville restaurant scene with Basa, Doc Crow’s and La Coop. He’s now the general manager of The Pine Room. Taking on the project initially made Holland nervous. With refreshing candor, she says it still does. “Part of what I love is that
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The Pine Room had such history, meaning that was one piece of the puzzle. The other was bringing back the restaurant to Harrods Creek, the place. When you say The Pine Room, everyone immediately thinks Harrods Creek, so that was important to me. The Pine Room was a place where people seemed to enjoy gathering and had positive experiences.” In her efforts to breathe new life into the structure which was most recently The Cast Iron Skillet, Holland rebuilt the entire kitchen and added much needed storage. Two of her most visible changes were to install new windows on the front and to brighten the interior. She wasn’t trying to thread the needle so fancy that The Pine Room was only a special occasion restaurant, but she also didn’t want it to be overly casual.
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cuisine The interior is serene and modern with warm, gentle touches that celebrate The Pine Room’s original character, where a mural and paintings by local artists are elements of its unique personality. Several nights a week, a piano player plays at the bar, just as one did decades ago. “I love the idea of hospitality, in general,” says Holland. “My parents instilled in us as children what it meant to be hospitable. To create that kind of place is exciting.” She’s also excited about working with James Moran, head chef. “He has wonderful energy. Plus Steven has been invaluable and is making it all run every day,” she says. “The three of us are a great team. We laugh a lot, have many conversations and operate with transparency. If there’s a hurdle to jump over, we figure out how to jump over it.”
Moran is imbuing triple helpings of talent and enthusiasm to The Pine Room. “I’ve known Steven for a while. When I had an opportunity to first talk with him and Augusta. I got very genuine vibes from both of them,” he says. “I felt this was an awesome platform to do something special with, a new restaurant that has a beautiful dining room and is in a great location.” Growing up in a home in which his Korean mother cooked traditional Korean dishes, he gained a respect and developed a palate for their flavor profiles. The Pine Room’s menu features classic American dishes that are designed to appeal to everyone, from burger lovers to picky children. Moran may introduce the occasional Korean influence, which he regards as being “like a punch of umami.”
THE INSIDE SCOOP
IS THERE ANYTHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? My story and what I’ve overcome. Life has thrown me a lot of curve balls. Was there light at the end of the tunnel all the time? Absolutely not. But I found cooking to be therapeutic and it became my passion. So, food and the values in instilled in me by my mother helped me overcome the obstacles. WHAT’S THE BEST ADVICE ANYONE EVER GAVE YOU? When I was a meat cutter at Logan’s Roadhouse, one of the guys told me to be the hardest worker around. That’s what I have done, and it has paid off. DO YOU HAVE ANY KITCHEN GADGETS YOU’D NEVER GIVE UP? My mandoline and microplane always stay with me.
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IS THERE ANYTHING YOU’D NEVER EAT? No. I’m pretty adventurous. I like to go out on a limb and try something exotic, maybe the taste and smell and texture of food that’s from another culture. LET’S PRETEND YOU JUST WON THE LOTTERY. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? Pay off debt, invest the money and open my own restaurant. It would be New American cuisine with southern ingredients and a Korean ﬂair. WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU WEREN’T A CHEF? I have no idea because this is for me. I’ve never looked back and said shoulda, woulda, coulda.
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THE PINE ROOM’S
BUTTERMILK fried chicken recipe SEASONED FLOUR » 16 ounces all-purpose or rice ﬂour » ¾ ounce of your favorite seasoning blend » ¾ ounce combination of salt and pepper » ¼ teaspoon turmeric » 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper » ½ teaspoon Aleppo
Whisk together all ingredients.
CAULIFLOWER PURÉE » » » » »
16 ounces cauliﬂower ﬂorets 6 cups water ½ ounce kosher salt .4 ounce garlic oil .1 ounce Maldon salt
Add cauliflower, water and ½ ounce salt to a pot. Simmer until tender, nine minutes. Drain and blend until smooth with other ingredients.
BLACK PEPPER BISCUITS
RECIPE SERVES 6 TO 8
Brine 6 to 8 boneless chicken breasts for 12 to 24 hours. Then marinate in the Buttermilk Marinade for 12 to 24 hours. Dredge in the Seasoned Flour. Fry at 315° for 13 to 14 minutes. Allow to rest for four to five minutes. Serve with Cauliflower Puree and a toasted pepper biscuit. Drizzle with Hot Honey Sauce.
BUTTERMILK MARINADE » 2 cups good, fat, thick buttermilk » 1/8 ounce lemon zest » ¼ ounce of your favorite seasoning blend » ½ ounce roasted garlic oil » ¼ ounce combination of salt and pepper
Whisk together all the ingredients.
BRINE » 2 ½ ounces kosher salt » 4 ounces sugar » 8 cups water
Combine the ingredients and heat until melted. Cool before using.
HOT HONEY SAUCE
» » » » » » » »
9 ounces ﬂour ½ ounce baking powder ¼ ounce sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 ounces cold butter, cubed ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 ounces buttermilk 4 ounces half and half
In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper and butter. Pulse until flour has combined with butter into small pieces. In a bowl, combine flour mix with liquids, adjusting as necessary. Press mixture into an 8-inch cake pan to a thickness of ½-inch. Score into 6 to 8 biscuits. Bake at 325° for 18 to 22 minutes.
» 8 ounces Crystal Hot Sauce » 8 ounces honey » 1 tablespoon roasted garlic oil
Combine all ingredients.
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COURTESY OF: MARIANO BUSSO, M.D.
COURTESY OF: BRIAN KINNEY, M.D.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
96 The Power of Extensions 98 Diary of a Rhinoplasty 100 Keeping Up Appearances 102 Stopping the Fall-Out
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The Power of
Extensions There’s nothing like a fast, dramatic change to jumpstart the new year. Jill Higginbotham, owner of J Michael’s Spa and Salon should know, since she oversees plenty of client makeovers. But, this month, she treated herself to some beautiful, believable, long locks. You can see her amazing before and after, here. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER
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f you think extensions are just for celebrities or models, think again. “The products have improved so much that extensions are now convenient, inexpensive and easy to maintain,” says Jill. She should know. She’s hooked herself-up. Her salon uses PerfecTress, a luxurious but fast, tape-in system that looks and feels like real hair and has none of the residue or dissolving issues of older brands.
“You can get a full head of long hair in under two hours and there’s no maintenance for five weeks,”
says Jill. “We tell clients to just plan for that with their regular haircut or haircolor appointments. It adds maybe twenty to thirty minutes— less than a manicure.” Depending on the number of extensions and length, an application runs $100 and up and maintenance costs about $150. “People are always shocked when they hear the prices. They expect them to be unaffordable,” says Jill. “But they’re reasonably priced and well worth it if you’re ready for a big change.”
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Diary Of A
Rhinoplasty A bad fall, fractured nose and unplanned trip to the ER were the catalyst for corrective surgery that gave Maggie Yates the slightly smaller, straighter nose she always wanted in time for her wedding day. Here, she and her surgeon, Dr. Jarrod Little, share everything you need to know about this popular procedure. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY KAYLIE PLUMMER
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hile Maggie Yates never seriously considered a nose job, she also never loved her nose. “I always felt it was a little too large for my face,” she says. Then one fateful fall down a flight of stairs made rhinoplasty not only a reality, but a necessity. “It happened really fast. I passed out and fell down a flight of stairs and fractured my nose,” she says. “It was pretty traumatic. I was out of town and had to go to the ER. I was in nursing school, so I knew it was time sensitive. I did some research online about surgeons and my mom took me to see my first choice, Dr. Jarrod Little, as soon as I got home.”
“I went there that morning and they gave me some medicine that made me feel great. It’s out patient, but you’re under anesthesia. As a nurse, I knew just enough to be scared, but they put me at ease.” A few hours later, she was home on the couch, napping. “I took one pain pill and I don’t think I ever took another,” she says. “There was much less pain than I expected, and I only had a little splint on the bridge of my nose. I was a little freaked out because I was swollen, so I really had to trust him, but he had warned me about that. The hardest part was remembering not to touch my nose.”
She had chosen Dr. Little because he is an expert in closed rhinoplasty, a less invasive procedure that yields excellent results with less bruising and downtime and he was highly recommended. “I knew he was the surgeon for me, but I was still nervous,” she says. “The nose is the focal point of your face; making any change to it is a little intimidating. While I didn’t love my nose before, I had never considered surgery.”
She took a week off work, texting Dr. Jarod photos every day so he could see how she was progressing. “I slept on the couch, surrounded by pillows so I couldn’t roll over and hit my nose. There was a little bleeding inside my nose but not much. By the time I saw him in the office that weekend, he took off the splint.
The nose is the focal point of your face; making any change to it is a little intimidating.
During the consultation, Dr. Little let her talk first, then he pointed out corrections and refinements he could make both on her face and on an iPad. “There was definitely some give and take,” says Maggie. “I felt extremely comfortable. He mentioned a few subtle things he could do, like adjust the tip of my nose so it was tilted upward rather than downward and he spent a lot of time listening to my concerns.”
A lot of her anxiety was alleviated when he discussed the closed technique in detail. “There are no incisions; it’s all done internally,” she explains. “So, there is no packing afterwards (a post-surgical treatment which involves stuffing the nasal cavity with gauze) and, typically, less pain and swelling. I felt much clearer and calmer about what to expect after surgery… which was good, because then he looked at me and said he could get me in first thing in the morning.” Dr. Little wanted to move quickly because of the fracture. “It’s important to perform the surgery before the bones begin to set,” he explains. “She was already a few days out from the injury. Once I examined her, I knew we’d get the best result if we could operate immediately.” So, Maggie quickly went from consultation to patient— running home to pack a bag and prepare for her first-ever surgery.
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The second week, still slightly swollen, she went back to work. “I felt like a little concealer under my eyes was enough. If you didn’t know me, you wouldn’t have known I had surgery.”
Still, it took months for the nose and the swelling to subside completely and for the nose to completely heal. “I was really happy at about six weeks to two months, but I waited four months to schedule my engagement photos and my nose looked great by then, but it looked even better nine months later at my wedding.” This bride, in the end, is living happily ever after with her new and improved nose. “I got exactly what I wanted, but no one would ever look at me and think I had a nose job. I also saw my results a lot sooner than people would have with an open rhinoplasty, but I think it’s important for people to understand the process. It’s life-changing, but it’s not instant gratification.”
IF YOU GO
Dr. Jarrod Little’s ofﬁce is located at 4950 Norton Healthcare Boulevard. Call 588-8516 or go to littleplasticsurgery. com for more information.
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health TOP 5 COSMETIC PROCEDURES
BREAST AUGMENTATION: 300,378 procedures, up 3%
APPEARANCES From surgeries to skincare, Americans spent a fortune last year beautifying their outer selves. Kevin Broady shares a by-thenumbers glimpse at our surgical, non-surgical and topical efforts to enhance and alter our looks. STATISTICS FROM THE 2017 SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS REPORT
LIPOSUCTION: 246,354 procedures, up 5% NOSE RESHAPING: 218,924 procedures, down 2% EYELID SURGERY: 209,571 procedures, no change TUMMY TUCK: 129,753 procedures, up 2%
TOP 5 MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES: BOTULINUM TOXIN TYPE A: 7.23 million procedures, up 2% SOFT TISSUE FILLERS: 2.69 million procedures, up 3% CHEMICAL PEEL: 1.37 million procedures, up 1%
NIP AND TUCK TELL-ALL
Americans are on a cosmetic enhancement spending spree. They spent a whopping $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2017. Those 17.5 million procedures represent a two percent increase over previous year. The statistics also reveal Americans are turning to new and innovative ways to shape their bodies, as minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased an astonishing two hundred percent
The United States cosmetic industry is the largest in the world estimating a total revenue of $54.89 billion. This industry comprises salons that offer haircuts, facials, makeup application services, hair modiﬁcation treatments and deluxe spa manicures and pedicures. Demand for such services expanded over the past ﬁve years amid economic growth that boosted consumer spending on personal-care products and services.
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LASER HAIR REMOVAL: 1.1 million procedures, down 2% MICRODERMABRASION: 740,287 procedures, down 4%
WHY WOMEN WEAR MAKEUP Fifty-seven percent of women have purchased skincare products in the last six months. Here’s why: 50% in the United States feel that wearing makeup makes them in control. 82% of women believe wearing make-up makes them feel more self-conﬁdence. 86% of women ﬁnd that wearing makeup improves their self-image.
In the age of selﬁes, a record number of patients are opting for lip implants and millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker.
1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men.
27,449 lip implants were performed in 2017.
TUMMY TUCKS: +12%
That’s a lip implant procedure about every 19 minutes and an increase of 48%. Lip injections continued to show staggering growth as well. Between Botox and Dysport injections, and a variety of soft tissue ﬁllers, lip procedures were part of nearly 9.2 million injection procedures in 2017, a combined increase of more than 1,000%.
THE ECONOMICS OF APPEARANCE Here’s the breakdown of the beauty industry by market category. FACIAL SKIN CARE: 27% PERSONAL CARE: 23% HAIR CARE: 20% MAKE-UP: 20% FRAGRANCE: 10%
LIPOSUCTION: + 23%
MALE BREAST REDUCTIONS: + 30%. FILLER INJECTIONS: +99% (Nearly 100,000 men had ﬁller injections in 2017.)
GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERIES ARE ON THE RISE TRANSFEMINIE: (male to female) +41% TRANSMASCULINE: (female to male) +289%
DOLLARS AND SCENTS Total global beauty sales have increased 14%. Here’s the breakdown: MAKEUP SALES: $932 million SKINCARE SALES: $844 million
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Here are the nationwide average costs of WOMEN’S HAIRCUT: $44 MEN’S HAIRCUT: $28 LASH EXTENSIONS: $150 to $550 HAIR EXTENSIONS: $800 to $1400 SPRAY TANS: $15 to $40
PERSONAL TRAINER: $60 to $70 per hourly session SPA SERVICES: $80 to $300 MANICURES AND PEDICURES: $15 to $50
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Stopping The Fall-Out Thinning hair is not just a problem for middle-aged men. Women, teens and children can all suffer from thinning strands and the anxiety that comes from failed treatments. Good news: There are new, proven, medical methods that can stop thinning and replace lost strands. Here’s what you need to know before you buy the next useless “miracle” shampoo. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM
t can happen at different times for different people: after the birth of a child, during a course of medication, at middle age, during a hormonal shift. But whenever thinning hair strikes, it’s an unwelcome event. “People are emotional about their hair,” says Dr. Rana Mays, MD FAAD. “They panic and start buying products, but hair loss isn’t one size fits all. There are approximately 120 causes of hair loss. Some may be temporary; some permanent; some are due to medications, but each one is treated differently.”
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dramatic and they last one to two years.” More permanent solutions for permanent hair loss can be offered with refined versions of hair transplantation. While the process used to be painful, less effective and less natural, new “neo-grafting” techniques offer enhanced permanent results without the trademark long, horizontal scar at the back of the head. “What’s really new and exciting about hair transplants is how much the technology has been enhanced in the last five years,” says Dr. Mays.
Unfortunately, the internet and beauty supply stores offer plenty of tempting remedies that promise to thicken or grow hair— and many people reach for those first. But, while you’re trying one ineffective product after another, you’re losing time that could result in less effective medical treatment later. “With male and female pattern baldness especially, the sooner you get treatment, the more effective it will be,” says Dr. Mays. An effective treatment is no longer an elusive dream. “We really do have medical options that work,” says Dr. Mays. “People need to know that there are a lot of options available and there really is hope.” Especially promising for those with significant loss is PRP therapy or platelet rich plasma, which is essentially a stem cell treatment for the scalp. “Stem cells are extracted from the patient’s body and injected into their scalp,” she says. “Usually treatments are scheduled monthly for three to six months, but the results are
Of course, most cases of thinning hair won’t require a surgical procedure. “We have effective oral and topical medications and sometimes it’s simply a matter of taking a patient off a medication,” she says. “But what’s so important for people to realize is that a dermatologist can give you answers instead of worries. We have a huge arsenal of tools and we can often turn the problem around quickly, once we get the right diagnosis. Dermatologists are not just skin doctors, they’re also scalp and hair specialists. If you’re losing hair, you should be talking to them instead of your hair stylist.”
IF YOU GO
Mays Dermatology and Cosmetics Center is located at 241 Sears Ave. and often offers same-day appointments. Call (502) 384-6544 or go to maysderm. com for more information.
Marc J Salzman, MD Marc J. Salzman, MD, PSC Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa 4702 Chamberlain Lane Itbecomesyou.com
Dr. Marc Salzman is a board-certiﬁed plastic surgeon who has been practicing in Louisville since 1992, following an impressive medical education at Tulane University, Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City and Duke University. “I found that I had an eye for visualizing twodimensional objects in 3D. After being exposed to plastic surgery during my general surgery residency, I realized that using my surgical skills to improve one's appearance really appealed to me,” says Dr. Salzman. He has expertise in primary and revisionary cosmetic breast surgery, body contour and facial aesthetic surgery. All cosmetic surgeries are performed in a new 8,000-square-foot ofﬁce that includes a nationally certiﬁed operating room. The surgical facility was built around the concept of providing a safe, beautiful, private and streamlined cosmetic surgery environment. The hand selected nursing staff provides the highest standards for safety and patient experience. The state-of-the-art Med Spa offers injectables, laser treatments, non-surgical body contouring, peels, facials and lip treatments, including enhancement, rejuvenation and implants. Dr. Salzman is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Louisville and is a member of numerous national plastic surgery societies, such as the American Society of Plastic surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. A widelyrecognized leader in medical innovation, he is a patent holder for the Ouchless Needle device which alleviates the discomfort of cosmetic injectables.
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Ashley Snellen MSN, APRN Jamie Bryant MSN, APRN Nurse Practitioners and Owners Avanti Skin Center of Louisville 1301 Herr Lane, Suite 130 avantioﬂouisville.com
Avanti Skin Center of Louisville is the city’s ﬁrst and premier full-service medical spa owned and operated by Nurse Practitioners. Owners Jamie Bryant and Ashley Snellen have been Nurse Practitioners for more than 15 years. “Our goal is to educate you on the best option to achieve your desired beauty goal,” says Snellen.
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Avanti offers rejuvenation treatments for skin concerns such as ﬁne lines and wrinkles, acne, pigmentation and sun damage. While Avanti specializes in non-surgical medical aesthetics that range from facials and chemical peels to more invasive C02 resurfacing, injectables with the use of Botox, Dysport and Dermal Fillers are some of the most requested services. Bryant and Snellen are Master Injectors who work to achieve the most natural result possible. “Even though we’re not in primary care any longer, we’re both still helping people every day feel and look their best. We’re also proud to be a successful woman-owned business for the last 12 years,” says Bryant. Avanti Skin Center of Louisville provides complimentary consultations to evaluate personal concerns and to provide the best, individualized options for treatment.
Owner, Cyclebar 12951 Shelbyville Road, #101 middletownstation.cyclebar.com “Fitness saved my life! It gave me focus, direction and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by teaching them how much fun it can be to get in shape and stay in shape,” says Annie Locke, who recently purchased Cyclebar Middletown Station. “Thirty-ﬁve years of teaching aerobic and anaerobic disciplines have convinced me that Cyclebar is the key to burning the most calories while having the most fun possible. It’s like a party, but you’re working out at the same time.” Cyclebar is a sleek, high-tech, indoor cycling studio that offers
high-energy rides with music and endorphin-boosting fun for riders of all levels. Instructors are certiﬁed Cyclestars, which makes them equal parts educator, DJ, drill sergeant, motivator and friend. “They’ll help you improve performance, reach your goals and change your life— one ride at a time,” says Locke. She was the founder and former owner of Power Moves Fitness Studio and Boot Camps and was a ﬁtness instructor with Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center. Holding the six levels of certiﬁcation offered by Pure Barre, she’s the former co-owner of Pure Barre Summit and is the current manager in charge of Instructor Training for all three Pure Barre locations in Louisville. Locke has been a featured guest speaker at Maryhurst and served a term on the Pure Barre Franchise Advisory Board. She helped develop the annual Champions 4 Her race in Louisville and served as Race Chairman. The City of Louisville designated July 29, 2010 as Annie Locke Day in Louisville.
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Beginning The Year With A Story Of Conscience And Concern
A new play for January at Actors Theatre of Louisville is designed to educate and illuminate matters around a sensitive subject and they are inviting students, parents, teachers and community leaders to come and engage. Rocko Jerome takes us behind the scenes. BY ROCKO JEROME • COURTESY PHOTOS
ctors Theatre of Louisville kicks off 2019 with an important work designed to make a powerful impact. Written by acclaimed playwright and MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient Dominique Morisseau, Pipeline takes on the subject of the challenges that African American students and parents face. Ms. Morisseau grew up in Detroit where she made a name for herself as a poet and actress before getting into creating plays. Her initial interest in becoming a playwright came from encountering a large lack of roles for women of color. She has authored a number of acclaimed plays and this is the second to be presented by Actors Theatre, following last year's popular production of, Skeleton Crew. Pipeline follows the story of Nya, a publicschool teacher and parent to her son, Omari, whom she sends to a private school across town. Nya is intent on giving Omari the foundation that he will need to excel in life, but challenges arise that threaten to destroy all that she has worked for. This show serves as the Actors Theatre debut of Cecil Blutcher as Omari, JaBen Early as Omari’s father Xavier, Eden Marryshow as Dun and Renika Williams as Jasmine. Patrese D McClain stars as Nya, returning to Actors Theatre after a role in last year’s Skeleton Crew. The director of this production of Pipeline is the internationally regarded and awardwinning Steve H. Broadnax III. Mr. Broadnax has directed a number of performances of this
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play across the country. “I love her voice. It’s a voice of activism, one that gives a platform to communities who aren’t often heard— especially African-American communities and the working class,” he says. “I’m hoping that audiences will leave thinking more deeply and empathetically, beyond the rage-filled stereotypes (of young African-American men) presented to us in the media. This play reminds us that they need a voice and a place to be, in order to prosper and reach their full potential.”
IF YOU GO
Pipeline will be appearing on the Bingham Stage at Actors Theatre of Louisville from January 8th to February 2nd, as part of the Brown-Forman series. Single tickets start at $25. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available. Students with a valid ID can receive 10% off. January 11 is their Community Conversation and Teen Night sponsored in part by LG&E. It will include a preshow reception with food, drinks, thought-provoking activities and a post-show discussion with local leaders. For tickets and more information, please visit actorstheatre.org or call the Actors Theatre Box Ofﬁce at 502.584.1205.
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This year, the popular Baptist Health fashion show fundraiser, Pearls & Pumps, moves to The Marriott Downtown, where TOPS will be the proud media sponsors. You won’t want to miss this fun, fast-paced mix of fashion and fundraising. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM COURTESY PHOTOS
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t’s one of the hottest tickets in town other than Derby. The Pearls & Pumps spring fashion show, featuring cancer survivors and some of the city’s best models, offers a first look at new styles and— let’s not forget— mimosas and brunch. The well-attended event, with its theme this year of #Empowering Strong Women, not only raises funds for a worthy cause, but it brings local boutiques right onto the mezzanine at the recently renovated Marriott Downtown, where guests can get a jumpstart on spring and Derby shopping while they mix, mingle and people watch. The highly-anticipated fashion show transforms the ballroom into our own version of Spring fashion week as models and survivors stride down the catwalk wearing the latest looks and, of course, the most unforgettable hats. This not-to-bemissed experience, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, always draws rave reviews from the sell-out crowds. Last year, the fundraiser reached its goal of raising $120,000 and hopes to do the same thing again this year. The event allows Baptist Health to provide rides to and
from appointments, customized wigs for their chemotherapy patients, cool caps to help minimize hair loss, blankets for newly diagnosed patients, hour-long oncology massages, Reiki and art therapy, Tai Chi classes and educational resources— just to name a few of the free services for cancer patients that are supported by ticket sales. These services are provided free of charge to the cancer patients. Crista Steinrock, the Foundation Coordinator for Baptist Health shared the importance of this occasion: “Baptist Health is committed to providing the very best and all-encompassing cancer care. Pearls & Pumps gives us the opportunity to recognize those patients going through it and surviving it. This is a fun day full of fashion, friendship, and family. I guarantee you will leave feeling empowered and inspired by the strong women all around you!”
IF YOU GO
The Baptist Health Pearls & Pumps #Empowering Strong Women fashion show will take place on Saturday, March 16, at the Marriott Downtown, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Individual tickets are $100 and tables seat eight. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, visit www.pearlsandpumps.org.
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Plan A Happy Year January is when our in-house event planners Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller like to hit the restart button. Here, their ﬁvestep approach to organizing your way into a happy and successful 2019.
anuary is one of our favorite months! It’s often a quiet time for us and the perfect opportunity to reflect and reorganize for the year to come. While we know we’re not the only ones doing this, we have become very good at it— especially because planning is a job requirement. We even have a tried-and-true plan for tackling the new year which we’re happy to share with anyone else trying to jumpstart serious change.
Step One: Schedule As we tackle our resolutions, January can often feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. Think of resolutions as goals to work towards throughout the year. Similarly, when we start with a new client, it is easy to get wrapped up in the big picture, while the steps to get things done are often smaller and easier when laid out in a plan. If you want to learn a new skill, research local resources and schedule it for a month when you know family birthdays and travel are light, and don’t stress about it until them. If you want to develop a new habit, start slow and build throughout the year, gaining momentum. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Not into resolutions? You can still think about your year as a project. Have you wanted to travel somewhere new? Schedule it out
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and take your time researching accommodations and travel plans early, so you can focus on the details as the trip approaches, maximizing your time away. Do you have a chore that you’ve been putting off, say organizing your garage? By scheduling it for a long weekend of good weather, you won’t torture yourself with an unfinished task hanging over your head.
Step Two: Budget For us, every new client and event requires a new budget. Why not treat your household to the same? Whether your employer works on a fiscal or calendar year, January is a good time to reassess your spending from the last year and make plans moving forward. As you look at your yearly goals, budget and plan accordingly. Also take the time to reflect on your past year’s spending, plan to pay off debts, and think about financial goals long term, then make sure you are planning accordingly. You will never look back and wish you hadn’t started saving.
Step Three: Organize This is not the time when we clean house, drag things out of closets, or get rid of old items. This is the time when we reflect on our use. As we look at our year ahead, we take stock of our inventory and if we used our items effectively. What would make us work smarter in the future? Learning to organize is a marathon, not a sprint. There are small things you can do throughout your day to accomplish larger organizing goals. Labeling doesn’t have to be all done at once. Label one or two things as you go about your day and soon everything will be labeled. We suggest using dry-erase tags to be able to adapt your categories throughout the year. When putting things away after a trip to the grocery store, break large quantities into smaller reusable containers, for easy snacking later. Have a designated in/out spot near an exterior door, making getting ready in the morning, or cleaning up at the end of the day easier. Small tips like these will help support your larger goals, whatever they may be, by saving you time and energy throughout the year.
into your home as well. Streamline outfit selection in the morning by arranging clothes by color. Easily plan your days a week in advance by assigning a color to each family member on a master household calendar. Sort important papers into colorful folders and avoid searching through piles when you need something quickly. Now is also a good time to discard unnecessary papers. Remember, you only need to save tax records for 7 years.
Step Four: Refresh When we start to work on repeat events, “refresh” is a word we use often. Repeating a successful event can pose many challenges. How do you improve upon something that has already worked? You don’t want to lose your identity, but you also want to keep you guests coming back for more. Therefore, refreshing the look and feel of an event often involves small shifts that will pay homage to the past, while keeping guests on their toes. This same process can be applied to your start of a new year. January is a great time to refresh a common space. Whether it’s your work desk, closet, or living room, a mini facelift will invigorate a familiar or overlooked space and inspire reflection. This can be as simple as mixing up the pillows on your couch, updating framed photos, or shifting existing furniture. Small changes in spaces you use every day can inspire a new routine, something that we think is important this time of year.
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Step Three: Color Code We are big fans of color coding whenever possible. As business partners we have to divide and conquer all office tasks, responsibilities and client work. Color coding is our secret weapon to make sure we are accountable. We color code our calendars, our storage bins and our to-do lists. Color coding is something you can bring
Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired one-of-a-kind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.
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BASHFORD EXPRESS 3614 Buechel Bypass Louisville, KY 40218
UPPER HIGHLANDS 3050 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40205
Delivery available in Bowling Green, Danville, Elizabethtown, Lexington and Louisville. Minimum order of $20. Free delivery on all orders of $75 or more. Must be delivered to an address. Must be 21+ to download the app and accept a delivery. Valid photo ID required.