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there’s no place like home …especially if yours is designed and decluttered to make life less stressful and more comfortable. This issue is full of ideas that can elevate your living spaces— from the latest in luxury building features to renovation inspiration to organizational how-to from local experts. The advice extends to your outdoor living spaces with gardening strategies from our Urban Farmer Kevin Broady, as well as everything you need to know about buying chickens and coops. These big and little upgrades for interiors and exteriors should help get you ready for… you guessed it, Derby. Our city’s special season is fast approaching, which is why, once we’ve covered how to dress your home, we’ll get started on how to dress you. Our color-drenched Spring fashion preview, photographed in a new, sleek, riverfront complex at Waterside at River Park Place, provides fresh answers to any what- should-I-wear musings. Then there’s also farm-totable dining, real estate news, gala and fashion show gossip and a sneak peek at this year’s exciting updates from the Kentucky Derby Festival. We hope this idea and information packed issue will help you put this dreary, drippy winter behind you and kick off a bright new season.
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We kickoff with Thunder Over Louisville and end on Derby night with The Trifecta Gala. Up until now, we had Fest-a-ville and the Chow Wagon and lights were out. Adding the Trifecta is the perfect ďŹ nale. 22 TOPS LOUISVILLE | MARCH 2019
events of this kind at YUM! It’s a dramatic space and we’re looking forward to transforming it in a way that wows people.”
Other big news includes a makeover for the iconic festival pin which has been changed from the traditional Pegasus to a tiny, pink festival jacket. “They’re very eye-catching and we’re getting great feedback,” says Stacey. “It adds to the buzz.” Equally eye-catching is this year’s poster, which will be unveiled on the fourteenth of this month at Mellwood Arts Center at Festival Unveiled, the first official event.
HYPING Derby The Kentucky Derby Festival’s new partnership with the Trifecta Gala (featuring Usher!) is just the beginning of the surprises they’re planning for our very special season. PHOTO BY MARTY PEARL BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM
he organization that turns the Kentucky Derby into a month-long season that touches everyone in this city is once again generating buzz with new events and surprise announcements for 2019. For starters, the KDF released the news that the celebrity-studded Trifecta Gala,
which benefits the Louisville West End School, the University of Louisville Autism Center and the V Foundation, was being added to the roster of official KDF events. “It gives us these two great bookends,” says Stacey Robinson, KDF Executive Vice President/ Chief of Staff. “We kickoff with Thunder Over Louisville and end on Derby night with The Trifecta Gala. Up until now, we had Festa-ville and the Chow Wagon and lights were out. Adding the Trifecta is the perfect finale.” Then, they came out with another stunner: the gala was making a bold move to the spacious YUM! Center, and Usher would be the featured entertainer. “This is an exciting year for us,” says Trifecta host Eden Bridgeman. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the KDF and thrilled to hold one of the first
From there, it’s on to academic events like the spelling bee, Academic Challenge; then the over-the-top Macy’s KDF fashion show at Horseshoe Casino sponsored by TOPS magazine, Bourbonville, Thunder, the parade, Celebrity Day. “We are relentless in our pursuit of creating something for everyone to enjoy,” says Robinson. “Engaging the entire community is what we do best.”
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Designers, front row, left to right: Sheila Nobles and C. Kevin Swansey of CK Nobles Millinery, Kimberly Phillips of Kimberly Phillips Clothier, Iten Kahlil of i10 by Iten Kahlil, Edward Taylor, Renae Kotarski of Anastasi Fashion Brand, Justin Kiebler of Baz and Bea and Jenny Pfanenstiel of Forme Millinery. Back row, sixth from left: Bespoke founder Yamilca Rodriguez
DRESS LOCAL The daring local designers behind the Bespoke fashion collaborative will send their latest looks down the runway at The Speed Art Museum next month. Here’s how this group of visionaries is putting our city on the fashion map. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER
ehind all the glitz of their fabulous fashion shows, there’s a simple mission. “We want to provide a network of resources for local creatives in the fashion industry,” says board member Roxanne Dunway. “While, originally, the focus was on designers, we’ve evolved to include models, photographers, videographers, and stylists. Fashion is a collaborative discipline and there are a lot of different players who can help each other succeed.” As the membership has evolved and expanded, the goal to elevate the local fashion community has remained front and center.
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“We want to work together to promote the concept of Louisville as a fashion center,” says Dunway. “We hope to do for fashion what the food community has done so successfully for our dining scene.”
We’ve increased our fashion show attendance every year and we’d like to see it grow even more. We want people to see what’s being created locally and really get behind it, buy it and talk it up.
Last year’s Bespoke show at The Speed brought together a gathering of fashion enthusiasts both on the runway and off and was a step in the right direction. The third show since the collaborative’s formation was a far cry from their first in an abandoned warehouse in Portland. “There were a hundred people and we were completely new at this,” says Bespoke founder Yamilca Rodriguez. “We had no idea what to expect and neither did the audience.” The outcome of that first show was a new awareness and respect for locally designed and produced fashion; four years later, the interest continues to grow.
“We’ve increased our fashion show attendance every year and we’d like to see it grow even more,” says Dunaway. “We want people to see what’s being created locally and really get behind it, buy it and talk it up.” This year’s show benefits Blessings in a Backpack and Dress for Success and also commemorates the hundredth anniversary of women’s right to vote. With a diverse lineup of fourteen designers including milliner Sheila Nobles
and C. Kevin Swansey, milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel of Forme, Justin Keibler of Baz and Bea, Kimberly Phillips, Renea Kotarski of Anastasi, Iten Khalil of i10, and Christine Robey of Barenaked Leather, it begins with a shopping cocktail hour where guests can mingle with the makers and buy or order their designs. It’s an opportunity to do more than sit back and gaze at gorgeous creations. It’s a chance to buy something completely unique to our city that supports a local artist and entrepreneur. “Really, Bespoke is about helping creative people make their dreams a reality,” says Rodriguez. “When that happens, it benefits the entire city.”
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The fourth annual Bespoke Spring Fashion show, “Make Your Mark,” will be held on Friday, April 12 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Speed Art Museum. It includes drink, appetizers and swag bag. Tickets range from $45 to $65 and can be purchased at the door or on line at Eventbrite.com.
Mission The newly crowned “Queen of Hearts” talks about her goalbusting fundraising campaign, fueled by her love for her father, who was the inspiration behind her involvement with the American Heart Association. BY KEVIN BROADY PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER
magine a ballroom filled with six hundred and twenty-five guests sitting in mesmerized silence as the newly-named Queen of Hearts, Laura Zachariah, recalls the last time she saw her father. According to Suzy Hillebrand, American Heart Association Heart Ball Director, that describes the coronation at the 2019 gala: “When Laura won and spoke at the Heart Ball, you could hear a pin drop. Her story about her father was so moving and really resonated with the guests.” Meet Her Royal Highness, Laura Zachariah, crowned with top honors as “Queen of Hearts” for her fundraising efforts of raising more than $28,000 for her AHA campaign. (That’s more than twice the goal of $10,000
that all members of the royal court pledged to meet.) To raise that sum, Laura hosted several events where all the funds were donated, then she reached out to corporations to match those funds, and they did. She even went to all her friends and asked them to match as well. “The money kept adding up and I kept increasing my goal,” Laura says. Laura lost her father to heart disease over 20-yearsago. “I had returned to college after being home for Christmas break and the Dean of the School called me to his office,” Laura recalls. “My aunt and uncle were there with a glum look on their face and I knew something wrong. After I got the heart-breaking news that my father has passed away from a heart attack. I kept thinking to myself, over and over again, ‘I just saw him, and it will be the last time I saw him alive.’” Sadly, the next time she saw her father, it was at his funeral. Laura and her husband have both been involved with the American Heart Association for many years, and both have put their heart and soul into the cause. “Children are being robbed of their parents daily, they are missing out on family gatherings, memories of the holidays, stories of growing up and the bonds that children have with their mother
and fathers,” explains Laura. “It’s something that I missed with my father.” So, when she had the opportunity to be nominated for the “Queen of Hearts” fundraiser court, she jumped at the chance. To next year’s participants, Laura has this advice. “First, it’s an awesome organization and every dollar goes to something good. Remember to have fun, and don’t be afraid to ask for the money. You’ll be surprised at how many people will say ‘yes!’
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Aries: The ram (Mar 21-Apr 19)
It’s a ﬁne time to start work with a therapist or to work on wellness from a body, spirit and mind perspective. Continue to expand your world through travel this year.
Taurus: The Bull (Apr 20-May 20)
Welcome new friends and opportunities to socialize. This New Moon will also offer new opportunities via social media, networking and technology. Continue to work on all areas of ﬁnance this year. This will be the year you break new ﬁnancial ground!
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STAR POWER This month is synonymous with St. Patrick’s day and the luck of the Irish. I often refer to the Irish Blessing which has hung on a wall in my childhood home forever, with its impeccable poetic beauty: “May the road rise up to meet you, and may the winds always be at your back.” PHOTO BY GRETCHEN BELL
n essence, the message is to swim with the tide instead of against it. As we navigate March, it’s a good time to ask ourselves, “What is luck, really?” Looking at it from an astrological perspective, luck is simply harnessing the energy that is currently assisting you from the Universe and utilizing it to harvest what you want to manifest. From that perspective, if you are present in the moment, opportunity meets preparation which is true luck. With the beautiful New Moon in Pisces on March 6th, there will be a new start for each sign to assist in harnessing that luck of the Irish. Here’s a look at your lucky stars for March 2019.
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The New Moon gifts you with a new career opportunity that you will love. New and exciting career options should present themselves after this new moon. Share your ideas, your business plan or resume with VIP’s. Embrace business and marriage opportunities now.
Cancer: the crab (June 21-July 22)
You may plan to expand your horizons with a trip overseas, a new educational journey, a publishing opportunity or all three. This lovely new moon will have you delighted with new visions for your future. Take time for ﬁtness and wellness as well.
Leo: the lion (July 23-Aug 22)
Lucky Leo! You will be fortunate with this new moon with a big new client or investment opportunity. It may also bring an exciting loan or mortgage approval as well. If you have a business or work with clients, you could land a big one within two weeks of this new moon. If waiting on a settlement or inheritance news may come now. Schedule some time for fun, love and romance.
Virgo: the virgin (Aug 23-Sep 22)
The New Moon brings excitement about a new partnership opportunity in business or love. You may ﬁnd yourself moving in with a partner or getting engaged or married within two weeks of March 6th. Focus on home, family, and real estate as they are hallmarks for ultimate joy and success.
Libra: the scales (Sep 23-Oct 22)
A new fabulous work opportunity will be
presented to you. It will have a level of creativity as Pisces rules music, ﬁlm, and the arts. Focus on digital marketing, self-promotion, and wonderful time with siblings.
Scorpio: the scorpion (Oct 23-Nov 21)
The new moon in Pisces on March 6th falls squarely in your house of love, romance, creativity and children. Love and romance can hit such sweet notes at this time. If trying for a baby or adoption, now is a good time to try or you may hear back news within two weeks of this New Moon. Focus on continuing to nurture your work and how you earn an income passionately.
Sagittarius: the archer (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Home is where your heart is during the early days of this month. A new real estate opportunity may be available to you. You may be planning a trip home to visit family, start a search for a new home or property or be closing on a home. This new moon may ultimately represent a move. Realize today will be different than yesterday and you are going into some of the most exciting and happy times of your life.
Capricorn: the goat (Dec 22-Jan 19)
The New Moon will bring a new delightful contract you will celebrate. Capricorn I must also mention the full moon in Libra on March 20th as you will see a career dream come to fruition. Just your type of news, Capricorn, as your sign rules career for the entire zodiac. Focus on listening to your higher self and inner hutches… meditate.
Aquarius: the water bearer (Jan 20-Feb 18) Have you been toying with the idea of creating a new stream of income? Well, your lucky March stars say you’ll have new opportunity for just that! Just after the new moon, a new career opportunity may just turn up or may be in the works. Friends and social networks are your gift. Nurture them.
Pisces: the fish (Feb 19-Mar 20)
Expect exciting new beginnings that involve your entire life. This new moon will be deeply personal to you, Remember: You hold the key to making your career dreams a reality this year!
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In forty-seven years, this family business has been passed from mother to aunts to daughter, Linda Humphrey, and has evolved from a needlepoint store in St Matthews to a one-stop shop for stationery, home and fashion ﬁnds in Prospect. PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER • BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM
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nyone looking for the secret to running a successful local business can turn to Etcetera owner Linda Humphrey. In the fifteen years since she’s taken over the family business, she has kept the emphasis on the warm, welcoming service that earned it such a loyal following, while adding more custom printing services and one-of-akind finds. All the while, she’s kept loyal customers happy while bringing in a new generation. “We try to touch on all aspects of our customers’ lives,” says Linda. “We are known for our stationery and that part of our business continues to grow, but we also have a baby and children’s department— although it’s only one wall! We have beautiful wedding gifts, perfect Derby wraps… I even have Vera Bradley camp chairs coming in for spring games.” Having grown up around the business, she’s picked up a lot of merchandising savvy along the way. Linda’s mother and aunts originally opened the store as a needlepoint shop in St Matthews. It changed hands between family members over the years— from her aunts to her sister then to her and her mother. It moved from its original location to Plainview, to a tiny shop behind a gas station before upgrading to the beautiful,
light-filled storefront in Holiday Manor that is its current home. Along the way, Linda has carefully edited and expanded her offerings, bringing in stunning local jewelry, housewares, and home accent pieces. “If I think people are going to enjoy it, I will sell it here,” Linda says. “People know to run in here for something special. If you’re on the way to a party and need a gift, you can stop here. If you need a wedding gift no one else will have, it’s here. If you need napkins and a few perfect accessories for a Derby party, we’ll have it.”
delightful local store to survive and thrive in our community for almost five decades. Etcetera is not only embedded in Louisville’s history, but in so many family histories as well. “I have the best job in the world,” says Linda. “I see so many people and get to work on so many happy occasions, and be part of people’s lives. If you’re getting married, planning a party, designing your Christmas card, I get to be part of that. It’s pretty special.”
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Her ability to spot just what her customers need for almost any occasion has earned her a multi-generational following. “We have granddaughters, mothers and daughters shopping here,” she says. “We’ve been working very hard at bringing in the daughters. We want this to be a place where everyone enjoys shopping.” Part of that welcoming atmosphere includes her prices— which represent something for every budget. “I want people to be able to come in for a fifteen-dollar hostess gift or a beautiful piece of silver tableware that’s several hundred dollars,” she says. “I like to think I have something for every price point.” That thinking applies to her stunning custom stationery as well, which can also be ordered through the store web site. “You can get custom-printed wedding invitations or party invitations for a dollar and a half each or you can go as high as you want to go,” she says. “Either way, you’re going to get all of our expertise on not only great design, but also etiquette. We know what you need to include, how things should be stated, and when to send them. When people come in, we can answer all kinds of questions that help with not just cards, but planning.” That kind of customer service is part of the successful formula that has allowed this
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An elegant New Yearâ€™s Eve celebration with balloon drop and black-tie attire, was a dream-come-true beginning shared with joyful family and friends. PHOTOS BY MAGGIE CAVE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DON & SHAWNA CHERRIE BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM
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Details VENUE: The Olmsted PHOTOGRAPHER: Don & Shawna Cherrie VIDEOGRAPHER: Dever Media Productions CATERER: Mastersons CAKE: Ina Crossen FLOWERS: Millennium Events
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heir relationship is a story of love at first sight. “I saw him across the room at a bar and that was it,” says Bryan Carpio-Goad of his now husband, Gavin Goad. “We went out that week and we never looked back.” With shared interests in travel, fitness, and remodeling, the couple connected quickly. “We officially started dating on New Year’s Eve and we bought a house in Indiana together two years later,” says Bryan. “Then I started thinking about planning the perfect proposal.” Opportunity presented itself when the couple decided to join in on a rare family vacation to celebrate Bryan’s sister’s college graduation. “My family hadn’t taken a vacation since my graduation, years ago, so we decided it was
a great time for Gavin to really get to know my extended family,” says Bryan. “We were taking a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, which I decided would be a great place to propose.” Bryan bought a ring and began planning a beach proposal with the help of the cruise staff. However, due to a series of last-minute mishaps, the ring never made it on board. “I gave the ring to my sister so Gavin wouldn’t see it and she and her boyfriend wound up missing the boat,” he says. “It was such a shock. I literally was trying to stall the ship, but you can’t really do that. It took a while for my family to get over it. The trip was to celebrate her graduation, but all I could think about was my proposal that wasn’t
going to happen.” Once they got home, Bryan perpetually thought about planning the perfect proposal. “I literally drove around with the ring underneath the seat of my car, just in case,” he says. “I knew I had to propose before he found the ring in the house.” Finally, one day the two went on a bike ride (while Bryan had the ring in his pocket) and found themselves at a picturesque gazebo and Bryan decided to seize the moment. “We were feeding the fish and there was a gazebo behind the pond. There were geese droppings all over the ground, but I decided to drop down on one knee and ask him if he would marry me. He was completely taken away, in a good way.”
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The size and elegance of the setting also sold them. “I could really see the kind of special New Year’s Eve celebration I was envisioning there,” he says. “We had thought about having our wedding in Indiana, but once we walked in there, we changed our minds.”
The first decision was to choose a date, which they both agreed should be New Year’s Eve, the anniversary of their first date. “Gavin would have been happy with something small, but I wanted a big celebration with all of our family and friends. So, once we picked the date, I started planning and
just surprised him with all of the details.” While researching venues, they visited The Olmsted and immediately knew they found the perfect setting. “They were so gracious and welcoming and wanted us to be their first gay wedding,” says Bryan. “That made us feel really good about working with them.”
The wedding planning went very smoothly. “The Olmsted staff were incredibly helpful. Jerri and Claire went above and beyond to help us. They worked within our budget and made recommendations that we didn’t even think about.” One thing they didn’t think about happened to be the officiant. “Somehow, I forgot about that until two months before the wedding,” says Bryan, “so my best friend offered to become ordained so she could do it for us. She loved Gavin like a brother and was so excited to be able to do that for us.” With a best friend as officiant, little sister as maid of honor and friends and families celebrating together, the evening couldn’t have been more memorable. “Just to see everyone smiling and having a good time and to feel the love and energy that was in the room, it was overwhelming,” says Bryan. “All of these people were there for us.”
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Go green (and navy) JUMPSUIT, $55, AND BRACELET, $25 EACH, AT APRICOT LANE. EARRINGS, $58, LILLY PULITZER CLUTCH, $148, AND SANDALS, $158, ALL AT THE PEPPERMINT PALM IN ST MATTHEWS.
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Think tropical JTK DRESS, $220, LISA LERCH EARRINGS, $68, AND BED STU SHOES, $165, AT TUNIEâ€™S IN WESTPORT VILLAGE. BRACELETS, $25 EACH, AT APRICOT LANE IN WESTPORT VILLAGE.
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54 Real Estate By The Numbers The Urban Farmer:
58 Blooming Beauties: A Guide To Cool-Season Gardening
60 Count Your Chickens Design Guru:
62 Big & Little Updates For Every Room
Interiors: 3 Experts Take 68 Inspiring Us Through A Homearama Home
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Real Estate BY THE NUMBERS Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, the Louisville Metro area is feeling the crunch. Managing Editor Kevin Broady takes a look into the highlights of the real estate market ups, downs and the trends for the 2019 forecast.
gents and economists tracking the trends agree that the current market is a seller’s dream. Mortgage rates are low and so is inventory of new properties. Meanwhile, the number of millennials now looking for entry-level properties is high. With fewer choices and heated competition, buyers are often snapping up homes within days, even hours. “The overall Louisville housing market remains extremely strong, but not all areas and price ranges are fairing equally,” says Julie Parks, a broker with Berkshire Hathaway. “This is typical when you come out of a hot market and sellers are expecting increasing prices based on past expectations, but the buyers who actually set the market have cooled a bit.”
The infusion of first-time home buyers in their late 20s and 30s may be the biggest game changer. It certainly wasn't the case five years ago, when many economists worried that this generation (born roughly in the early 1980s through 1996) was struggling with student loan debt and meager savings and postponing families and first homes. A lot of millennials graduated in to the recession and couldn't build up a nest egg, but now that they're a bit older, national data shows they're earning more money and can save for down payments and have "more of a desire for stability" and home ownership. So what does all of this mean to you…whether you’re looking to downsize, upsize, remodel or move? Below, the stories only the numbers can tell.
SHOW ME THE MONEY Low— and lowering— interest rates are also helping to stimulate the housing market. On average, the rates for a 30-year ﬁxed mortgage are inching downward (4.5%), which means that buyers can get more housing bang for their buck during this time of year. Interested buyers who want the best deal should act quickly, though, since the spring housing sale season is right around the corner. That usually means an increase in demand and spike in prices. Many industry analysts expect the average rate for 30-year ﬁxed mortgages to hit 5% in 2019, according to Bankrate.com.
THE CRANE TEST Over the next ﬁve years, the construction industry will likely become one of the fastest-growing industries, with a 4.5% projected growth rate. According to the National Association of Home Builders, we’re already seeing signs of this impending boom. During the ﬁrst part of 2018, the total number of single-family permits issued nationwide increased 8.4% over the previous year, reaching 279,302.
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While, new construction permits statewide for Kentucky increased to 12,630 and to 21,664 in Indiana. Despite the demand for more available homes, the industry’s growth has been held back by certain factors that continue to plague builders. High employment rates, for example, have led to fewer job seekers and have exacerbated the industry’s labor shortage, while a new wave of tariffs is expected to drive up material costs
even more. Although lumber prices have fallen from their record high last spring, new tariffs on imports from China include close to 600 products related to home construction, representing roughly $10 billion in goods. But these challenges won’t stand in the way forever. As builders and local communities devise new solutions for addressing the housing shortage, these innovations will help pave the way for the construction industry to reach its growth potential.
AT A GLANCE
Increase in home values: 5.6% over the past year Predicted increase within the next year: 0.4%
The median home value in Louisville: $158,700
Median price of homes currently listed in Louisville: $200,000
Median list price in Louisville: is $133 per square foot Median list price in the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro: $131 per square foot
Median rent in Louisville: $1,095 Median rent in Louisville/Jefferson County Metro: $1,100
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WHERE THE COOL KIDS LIVE
BUYING & SELLING Here’s a snapshot of home sales in 2018.
Farm-to-table restaurants, dive bars, breweries and independent thrift stores give a city a “hipster” vibe, which can also attract the unexpected home buyer: the millennials. Columbus, Ohio, zipcode 43202, for instance, came in ﬁrst place for its art, music, theater and museums, according to bizjournals.com. Locally, zipcode 40217, located in central Louisville and including Germantown and Parkway Village, came in number eight due largely to an inﬂux of locally owned businesses and young homeowners. This area has the largest population of
residents between their late twenties to early forties. These mostly single adults or adult roommates are divided evenly between genders at ﬁfty percent female and ﬁfty male. There, an average two-bedroom home is priced at $124,800 and rents for $500 to $750 a month. These homes are being purchased, updated or remodeled as the millennials’ ﬁrst home investment. This area is close to the University of Louisville, downtown nightlife, culture, museums and major shopping sources. It’s one to watch over the next few years.
NUMBER OF HOUSES SOLD:
AVERAGE SELLING PRICE:
$218,690 MEDIAN SELLING PRICE:
$180,000 40 DAYS AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET:
AVERAGE CUMULATIVE DAYS ON MARKET:
HOT NEIGHBORHOODS A look at the average sales price in a few popular neighborhoods... JEFFERSONTOWN Average home sale price: $175,017
CRESCENT HILL Average home sale price: $315,857
LYNDON Average home sale price: $192,394
SPRINGHURST Average home sale price: $343,852
MIDDLETOWN Average home sale price: $215,690
OWL CREEK, OWL CREEK ESTATES Average home sale price: $363,439
BROWNSBORO FARMS Average home sale price: $268,133 ST. MATTHEWS Average home sale price: $268,569 HIGHLANDS Average home sale price: $292,756
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HURSTBOURNE Average home sale price: $396,819 GLEN OAKS, GLEN OAKS ESTATES Average home sale price: $447,509
PROSPECT Average home sale price: $447,896 NORTON COMMONS Average home sale price: $509,783 CHEROKEE TRIANGLE Average home sale price: $540,763 HILLCREST Average home sale price: $542,882 OXMOOR WOODS, OXMOOR WOODS ESTATES Average home sale price: $586,727 CHEROKEE GARDENS Average home sale price: $635,889 ANCHORAGE Average home sale price: $711,846
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Blooming Beauties: A Guide to Cool-Season Gardening Spring is a special time in the garden. Everything is fresh and full of promise. There are minimal weeds or pests and new blooms can be so enchanting. Managing Editor and lifelong farmer Kevin Broady shares his tips for planting and preparing for a cascade of color.
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arly spring flowers are the surest sign that warmer weather is coming. There’s nothing like a patch of gently nodding golden daffodils to raise your spirits. But daffodils aren’t the only spring bulbs to herald an end to dark winter days and bring color to the garden. If you plant thoughtfully, you can enjoy blossoming flowers throughout spring and summer. Here, a few tips and techniques to help you create a continuous profusion of color.
MAKE YOUR BEDS
WATCH YOUR TIMING In the Louisville area, the typical last frost date is April 20, so be cautious when planting cold-sensitive plants before this date. The date may vary so watch the weather forecast closely. You can plant cool-season annuals such as pansies and primulas as early as mid-April, since they can tolerate a light frost. These plants will perform best during the cooler temperatures of early spring and will generally start to decline when consistently warm summer temperatures set in.
The first thing that comes to mind when talking about spring blooms are daffodils and tulips. But it’s important to plant cool season annuals to compliment the spring bulbs you planted last fall. Not only does this add even more brilliance to your beds, but a dense planting of annuals will hide the often-unattractive foliage of the bulbs after their flowers have faded.
Ideally, the plants you install will have been hardened off (acclimated to outside growing conditions) by the garden center. If you’re not purchasing plants directly out of a greenhouse, you can harden them off yourself in about a week by putting the plants outside during the day when temperatures are above freezing and back in the garage or in a window well when temperatures are going to drop near or below freezing.
PLANT your SEEDs
There's nothing like a visit to your local garden center in the springtime to find out what's blooming. You're bound to find old favorites and perhaps a few types of flowers you've never seen before. As long as you can provide the growing conditions required, don't hesitate to bring a new plant home and make it part of your own garden. Pick blooming plants for transplanting and don’t forget your seeds to plant later. Choose plants that are well developed with lots of flowers and buds; cool-season annuals do not have much time to develop after planting.
There are many annuals, like poppies and love-in-a-mist, that should be planted directly in the garden because their seeds need a period of cold to germinate and their seedlings don’t handle transplanting well. While it’s still very cool in early spring, loosen soil with a rake, broadcast the seeds, rake again (without covering the seeds), sprinkle or let rain settle the seeds, and keep the soil moist. It’s works like a charm, year after year.
A QUICK LIST OF COOL-SEASON
There are plenty of pretty ﬂowers that can survive cooler temperatures and start your explosion of color early. Here’s a little advice to help you choose: Violas: Violas are cold hardy, heat tolerant, heavy bloomers with tons of small ﬂowers. Use in containers and border edgings. Plant in full sun during the cool months and partial shade during summer. Pansies: The pansy is the larger-faced cousin of the viola. I like to plant these two annuals together in containers and as a border edging. Petunias: There are many varieties, so read labels carefully to choose the best type for your home. Some are low-growing and spreading, while others are more upright, so they can be planted at the edge of ﬂower beds, in hanging baskets, or in containers mixed with taller cool-season annuals. Snapdragons: Available in both upright and cascading forms, snapdragons are the perfect choice for both ﬂower borders and containers. Plant in full sun, in early spring. They’ll tolerate temperatures down to 40 degrees.
Sweet Pea: Plant directly into your garden in early spring. They climb to six feet, so provide a trellis for support. California Poppy: This bright, popular, frost tolerant ﬂower can be direct sown and thrives in cool climates. Argyranthemum: This daisy-shaped bloom is cold hardy down to 25 degrees, which makes it perfect for unpredicted spring freezes. Count on this tough plant to reward you with blooms well into the summer. Plant in full sun. Helichrysum: ‘Silver Spike’s’ silvery, spiky foliage is an excellent complement adding texture and silver contrasts to beds and gardens. This plant will tolerate a light frost. Plant in full sun. Love-In-The-Mist: Their beautiful hues range from ‘Miss Jekyll’ bright blue to the blues, mauvy-pinks and white of the ‘Persian Jewel.’ These work best when sown directly into the ﬂower beds. Dianthus: These 10 to 20-inchtall plants are annuals, biennials or perennials, depending on the variety. Common names include carnations and pinks. These cool-season, sun-loving plants feature large ﬂowers in jewel colors like cherry, salmon, rose, lilac, and white. They look great in garden beds or containers. Keep them well-watered and fertilized. Sweet Alyssum: These fragrant ﬂowers produce plenty of nectar for butterﬂies and hummingbirds. Direct-sow into your yard and watch the show.
TO-DO-TIPS: Start some vegetable seeds indoors, such as broccoli, cauliﬂower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Prune trees and shrubs while dormant, they’re susceptible to disease if pruned during warm weather. Prune dormant fruit trees; the fruit will be larger if it has more room to grow. Move potted plants to containers that are about two inches larger in diameter than their current pot. Sow grass seed if weather allows. Trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted as soon as they are available at the nurseries. Keep the roots of mail order plants from drying out and plant them as soon as conditions allow. Fertilize your perennial beds with a balanced fertilizer, such as 6-12-12, and your vegetable garden with 12-12-12. Don’t work the soil if it’s too wet. It should feel like crumbly cake. Late March into April is the best time to apply crabgrass preventers.
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Count Your Chickens The thrill of fresh eggs and perhaps the allure of farm life, have made urban coops a phenomenon. Managing Editor and lifelong farmer Kevin Broady tells all you need to know about raising chickens in your backyard.
he crowing of a rooster at the crack of dawn is a sound that’s becoming familiar in the Highlands and other not-so-pastoral neighborhoods around town. Raising chickens is no longer just for farmers, with backyard coops becoming increasingly common in urban and suburban Louisville. According to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), “raising chickens in urban environments is a growing
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phenomenon.” In neighborhoods throughout Louisville, it’s becoming easier to spot a few hens, roosters, and coops here and there, which is having an impact on local businesses growth, farmer’s markets and household incomes. 4.3% of single-family homes own chickens nationwide, while 4% without chickens said they would own within the next 5 years, according to that same report. The USDA also reported that over half (55.6%) believed that eggs from home-raised chickens were better for you than eggs purchased at a grocery store. If you’ve been craving eggs fresh from your own backyard or dreaming of nurturing your own coop full of fuzzy little chicks, here’s what you need to know first.
THE COOP SCOOP Hens work hard; they deserve a nice place to lay their eggs. Plus, if you’re putting a chicken coop on your property, it might as well be a pretty one rather than an eyesore. The typical urban coop is often a stunning structure inspired by residential architecture, ranging anywhere from farmhouse chic to bungalow to neoclassical. Available at Sam’s Club, Tractor Supply, Rural King, Home
Depot and more, these designer dwellings start around $250 and up. The internet is also flooded with local builders who will custom build a diminutive version of your own abode, or any structure you and your chicks desire. The coop is probably the biggest initial expense you’ll have when you decide to undertake a flock of hens. While it can be elaborate and attractive to your landscape, as far as a chicken is concerned, the coop is a place to find shelter, lay an egg and roost at night. A typical minimal requirement in size is three to five square feet per bird inside the coop. As for nesting boxes, one box per four to five birds is all that’s required. (They seem to like having all their eggs in one box.) You will also need a run outside the coop. Chickens are constantly busy foraging and scratching. If you choose
not to let the birds free-range on your property, then they need a secure outside run with a minimal size requirement of ten square feet per bird. This run also needs to be secure from predators reaching into the run, digging under a fence or attacks from above. Check with your city to make sure you can raise poultry on your property, before you go out and invest in your flock. Most ordinances say that all crowing and non-crowing poultry must be kept on tracts or lots of at least half an acre or more. You can have one crowing and five non-crowing birds on less than half an acre. Be aware, be proactive and check with your city or town first. So, listen closely and you just may hear the rooster’s crow to accompany the sunrise.
Designer Breeds The poultry industry calls them “hybrids,” but I like to call some of the fancy new breeds “designer chickens.” Really, they’re simply the result of crossing two or more purebred chickens. There is nothing new about hybrids. All through the late 1800s and early 1900s, poultrymen would cross various pure breeds. The outcome was faster growth, meatier bodies, or higher egg production. Now for backyard novices, what these new breeds offer are often happy, beautifully feathered, singing hens and cocky roosters. Dozens of chicken breeds are available from hatcheries in United States, giving chicken keepers an overwhelming choice in bringing birds home for meat production, egg production and the sheer enjoyment of caring for a flock. Next, is a guide to breeds that can help you meet your backyard poultry needs, whatever they may be.
CINNAMON QUEEN: Cackle Hatchery developed this hybrid breed as a cross between Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens. They produce extra-large, brown eggs, and go into production at an earlier age. This dual-purpose meat and brownegg production lays between 250 to 320 eggs per year. Very gentle and hardy for the outdoors.
THE SILKIE BANTAM: This a unique bird with its ﬂuffy feathers will impress at poultry shows, while its tame nature makes it a great backyard pet. They are very broody in general, so if you need help raising chicks of another breed, the Silkie Bantam can handle the job. Different colors: buff, blue, black, and splash. They also lay a white, smallerthan-average egg.
RHODE ISLAND RED: This is a hardy breed, with a dual-purpose. They can be raised for meat and have a robust brown-egg production, laying 200 to 300 eggs per year, starting at six-months-old. With red and black plumage and green in their tail and wing feathers, they’ve been a staple in poultry industry since 1904, and a heritage for both personal and commercial use.
EASTER EGGERS: These hybrids can be found in all range of colors from white to black and striped feathers to solid. They have a pea comb and are cold-hardy and lay 200 to 280 eggs per year that range in color from pale to dark blue to shades of green, brown and pink.
AMERAUCANA: This bearded, tailed strain of the colorful Araucana chicken breed hails from Chile. They can be seen in varying colorful plumage patterns including black, blue, brown, red, buff, silver and white. These beauties produce about two hundred colorful eggs that are blue and green in color. Their lively dispositions make them interesting to have in a backyard ﬂock.
COCHIN BANTAMS: This miniature version of the Standard Cochin variety comes in several different colors including blue, buff, red, golden-laced, barred, white and splash. This docile breed features white and black coloring across its feathers. If you’re looking for a tame chicken to keep around the house or farm, the Cochin Bantam is the perfect option. They also lay a white, smaller-than-average egg.
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UPDATES FOR EVERY ROOM Just in time for spring and Derby, Leslie Whitehouse, president of Cherry House Furniture, shares quick and easy style upgrades that can transform everything in an instant. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER
U I always tell clients that you can make a huge impact by switching out accent pieces and accessories or by moving them to new locations in your house.
pdating your home doesn’t require a complete overhaul. “I always tell clients that you can make a huge impact by switching out accent pieces and accessories or by moving them to new locations in your house,” says Leslie Whitehouse, president of Cherry House Furniture in La Grange. “Bringing in touches of turquoise or coral, or replacing tired throw pillows with some with new patterns, can keep your décor from looking like it’s stuck in a time warp.” We visited her at their spacious showroom surrounded by rolling hills, a pond, bridge and gazebo for some up-to-the-minute inspiration. On these pages, you’ll find her easy-to-incorporate ideas.
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THINK BLACK AND WHITE: “Black and white is huge for spring,” says Whitehouse. Try adding black touches to your white and neutral décor for a crisp, high-contrast look.
MIX CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL: Here, a modern coffee table, lamps and artwork add a little edge to traditional upholstery.
JUST ADD WALLPAPER: Bring in fresh color, pattern and visual “pop” with one wall of paper. Here, a black and white geometric print changes the neutral look of this grouping.
TRY GEOMETRY: Layer in a few geometric fabrics, accessories or art pieces for a modernized mood.
PLAY WITH PALETTE: Touches of turquoise and color of the year, coral, will brighten and update anything from neutrals to navy. Incorporate them with artwork, accessories, throws and pillows.
POP COLOR WITH NEUTRALS: Add brights like yellow, coral or fucshia to neutrals, stark navy or black and white color schemes. “You can do that with ﬂoral arrangements, a few accessories or even tableware,” says Whitehouse.
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BRING IN SPRING: Leaf placements, leaf-covered throw pillows and fresh greenery can all transition a drab winter space into a spring oasis. BRING IN BLOOMING FABRICS: Floral patterns are back. Layer them with geometrics for an up-to-the-minute mix.
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ne of the best ways to spark decor inspiration is to visit Homearama, the annual home tour that gives visitors a sneak peek into the freshest design and décor thinking from our local talent. A perfect example is the stunning showplace featured on these pages. Affectionately named “The Farmhouse,” this 3,971 square foot stunner, located in Catalpa Farms, was featured in this past year’s tour. With its spacious front porch and rustic charm, the home has timeless appeal contemporized by cutting-edge features and a sophisticated aesthetic which earned it several awards— including People’s Choice for Best Home and Best Design. The vision for “The Farmhouse” was presented to Tom Waller, custom home builder of Signature Crafted Homes, by Stephanie Gilezan, a broker with Gilezan Team for EXP Realty. She saw a similar home while on vacation and felt something like it should be built in Louisville. She and Tom partnered to craft this up-to-date farmhouse. “This house was built with a family in mind, so I had certain things that were important to add,” Tom says. “The ﬁrst priority was energy efﬁciency. The entire house has spray foam insulation which creates a 95% energy efﬁciency. The windows are a big part of that too. In the kitchen, they’re single hung, so the top part doesn’t open which doesn’t allow as much air penetration. There are also four thermostats in the home: one on the main ﬂoor, one in the basement, and two on the second ﬂoor with one just controlling the temperature in the master bedroom.”
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We used black lights and cabinet pulls but the faucet remained the classic chrome. The gorgeous quartz counters by Cambria are a matte ﬁnish with an intricate gray vein. Floating shelves on either side of the hood work well in showing off the brick backsplash. KARISTA HANNAH Interior Designer
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he second priority was adding unique qualities to the home. “It’s all in the details, small or large,” Tom says. In this house, it’s in the custom woodwork by Scott Riggles. With nine and ten foot ceilings, we created an open and airy component to the ﬂoorplan, but we added woodwork that matches the feel and ﬂow of the rooms. I had Scott make custom wood shiplap for the ﬁrst ﬂoor and the master bedroom. In the
master bedroom, it highlights the ceiling. You must keep the ceiling height in mind, so all the doors are 8 feet on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. I had custom barn doors made so they create an interesting focal point in the foyer. The whole team wanted a ‘wow’ factor as soon as you entered the home.” For all of these reasons, the home offers a great opportunity to explore the newest features and trends that you might want to
The laundry room is a place that needed to be functional and accessible for the family. We built cubbies for laundry, toys, and shoes, then added custom barn doors that kept the theme of the house ﬂowing. TOM WALLER Home Builder
We anchored the laundry room with a very unique pattern (gingham) in black and white. We continued the black/white/gray theme and ﬁnished it off with a farmhouse sink accentuated with a chrome faucet. KARISTA HANNAH Interior Designer
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incorporate into your own abode. To help spot the true take-away elements, we asked several members of the team who completed the home— including Tom, interior designer Karista Hannah of Set the Stage and William Branham of Brecher’s Lighting— to give us a room-by-room tour, pointing out notable features that the rest of us non-experts might not spot. On these pages, their helpful insights.
We provided layers of light with sconces, lamps, chandeliers and recessed lighting. This helps create any mood within the space. Dimming is very important, giving you endless options on the amount of ambiance you can set. WILLIAM BRANHAM Brecher’s Lighting
Layers of pillows in different textures and patterns make it light and fun, but we kept the rest neutral. KARISTA HANNAH Interior Designer
We added a long bench under the window and tied in some whimsical pillows. We played up the neutral and added texture.
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We opted for a beautiful beaded white-washed chandelier that gives a mixture of rustic charm and feminine elegance. The white shiplap ceiling helps reﬂect the light and brighten the space.
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Wow! Wasn’t the bed amazing? The wallpaper accent wall added just enough pattern and the carpet had small diamond patterns as well. KARISTA HANNAH Interior Designer
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The chandelier in the ofﬁce gives the space an Old World feel. It features pendant cords wrapped around wood beams. The downward facing Edison style bulbs illuminate the desk. TOM WALLER Home Builder
The focal point in the ofﬁce is deﬁnitely the reclaimed wood map and the unique light ﬁxture. The walls are wrapped in shiplap and the black desk anchors the space. The unique lighting adds just enough ambiance. KARISTA HANNAH Interior Designer
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MAKEOVER With the help of interior designer Natalie Ofﬁcer, a young family breathed new life into a mid-century ranch, reworking it from the foundation up to create a stunning space that ﬁts their aesthetic and their lives. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY LUKE METZINGER
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id-century Modern design may be trending, but one of Louisville’s top designers is adamant that it is more than a trend. “I think we often see aggression of interest, such as on Instagram, and feel like something is a trend based on how it is fed to us, rather than it having the legs to be a persistent design aesthetic,” says Natalie Officer, president of Natalie O Design. “Mid-century Modern is a classic style that has longevity. It would be a misstep to consider it a trend.” The homeowners of this Seneca Park area home are in complete agreement. They fell in love with the house that was built in 1964 by Harry and Roberta Kletter, a couple who designed every room with a purpose. “Roberta was a stickler for details, even down to the positioning of the house, to maximize sunlight for the pool,” notes Morgan Moyer, who, along with her husband Kenny, chose Natalie to renovate the home for their young family. “We were first drawn to the vast space available. We have two kids, Leo, three-anda-half years old, and Frances, age one. Leo has special needs, so having plenty of openness to maneuver with minimal stairs was critical. The simple, Mid-century design was another showstopper for us,” says Morgan.
Many details of the house were left unchanged, such as a treble clef in the entry which is a tribute to the Kletters’ love of music. “The renovation was extensive but maintained the home’s design integrity in keeping with the original style and intended interior décor,” says Natalie. “The extensive renovation had the objective of achieving approachable design from form and function, and was a collaborative effort with Kenny’s father, Ken Moyer, the principal of Moyer Construction.” Natalie and her colleague, Julie Metzinger, see an interest in Mid-century Modern among Millenial-minded individuals who tend to have minimalist design sensibilities and are careful to articulate their aesthetics, as opposed to children who grew up following the Depression and were eager to collect or showcase items in their homes. “The whole idea of a Mid-century Modern home is that it, in and of itself, is art. The lines of a house and the materials were meant to be interesting and organic. It’s a statement piece in which you need less to make it shine by complementing the lines and intention of the architecture,” says Julie. “It’s an ease of living that doesn’t come from an ostentatious, overdone home.”
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he Natalie O Design duo analyzed how the Moyers live as well as the flow of the home, taking a shell of a Mid Century Modern and giving it a modern twist. They deliberated over the relevance of a wall between the living room and kitchen, ultimately deciding to remove the wall which allowed for a more open space. Metzinger, who raised her own children in a Mid-century house, has an affinity for the style and the importance of exacting de-
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tails such as how tile should meet the edge of a window and how the kitchen countertop meets the wall. Vintage and repurposed furniture were integrated into the dĂŠcor. A replica of a Saarinen tulip table is now the familyâ€™s dining table. The two velvet chairs and the card table in the lounge were repurposed. Colors, such as variations of blues, greens, browns and oranges, marry a variety of shapes and textures in
accessories like pillows. Natalie is refreshingly honest about the invasiveness of home renovation, saying it isnâ€™t for the faint of heart, especially if a family remains in the home during the project. When discussing with her clients what to expect, she points to the inconvenience and mess that can be involved in removing walls, and the constant presence of tradespeople in the home.
The whole idea of a Mid-century Modern home is that it, in and of itself, is art. The lines of a house and the materials were meant to be interesting and organic. It’s a statement piece in which you need less to make it shine by complementing the lines and intention of the architecture. It’s an ease of living that doesn’t come from an ostentatious, overdone home.
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or the Moyers, the renovation of the home captured the best of two worlds: retaining the historic character of Mid-century Modern and instilling it with vibrant, new life. “We truly believe this home, as it is now, will continue to withstand the tests of time for our family,” says Morgan. “Each room continues to serve its purpose, much as they did for the Kletters. We feel so blessed having had this opportunity to carry those purposes on.”
Decor Sources Natalie shares some of the local sources who helped bring her beautiful design to life. ART: All local female artists. Art includes an original large-scale piece by Kelly Zellers and two panels by Megan Bickel. VINTAGE FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES: Mellwood Antiques APPLIANCES: Monogram appliances. “It was sad to see the throwback appliances leave, but we provided the family a new suite of Monogram appliances, with clean lines and performance.” LOUNGE FLOORING: Armstrong multicolor VCT. “Vinyl is a ﬁnish you’ll ﬁnd in many Mid-century homes, so we stayed true.”
Paint Colors It’s one of the questions those of us on the TOPS staff are most often asked: What color was the paint? “Classic Mid-century colors are often shades of golden yellow, olive greens, vibrant and earthy tangerines, wood tones, and pops of white and teals,” says Natalie. Here, she shares the speciﬁcs: Cabinetry: PANTONE GOLD, 10128C Tile: PANTONE BLUE, 2454U White walls: PANTONE 11-0605 TPG
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A custom-built colonial in Norton Commons is ﬁlled with thoughtful details designed to accommodate Brian and Nancy Underwood’s busy family of ﬁve. Here, the fun and functional details you’ll ﬁnd beyond the front door. BY ALLISON JONES PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG JR.
esigning and building a home from the ground up is quite an undertaking. For Brian and Nancy Underwood, their goal in custom building was to create a home that would accommodate every need of their active household. Together with their three children— Lorelai,12; Brixton,6; and Brylan,4— the family brainstormed ideas on how to create spaces that were both functional, fun, and part of their ideal home. Jason Black of Artisan Signature Homes was up to the challenge and formulated the plans that turned their vision into a reality.
While the building process is complex and can present its own obstacles, Nancy shares that any “problems” they encountered were more of a positive nature. “Our biggest challenge was having to choose between all of the beautiful options for individual décor aspects,” she says. “My favorite part was thinking about the logistics of where to put each room and how we could really capitalize on the function and fun.” Not surprisingly, their Norton Commons home doesn’t cease to deliver delightful surprises.
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he kitchen and butler’s pantry is a perfect example of aesthetics meeting pragmatics. The unique design of the pantry provides a place for everything. In the kitchen, a built-in booth surrounds the table and, with two accent chairs, makes a cozy spot for family meals. Open shelves display family collectibles, while the stark contrast of black soapstone counters with timeless white cabinetry adds visual drama. Modern pendant lanterns over the island are another striking statement. “During the school year, we spend most of our time at the kitchen table,” says Nancy. “This is where we eat together, play board games, do homework, and work on school projects.” The kitchen spills into the living room where a high ceiling adds impact. Ombre walls that melt from a dark navy to deep teal create a relaxing visual image reminiscent of the ocean. Built-in firewood holders flank the fireplace while large geometrical mirrors above allow a view of the iron slide that runs from the third to second floor adding a truly unexpected element to the home.
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he home not only encourages play but almost requires it. A hidden door in the shiplap on the third floor accesses the secret “Star Room” where black chalk-painted walls feature constellations complete with illuminated twinkling stars. This spot features reading pods and a built-in trundle bed. Beyond the “Star Room,” there is a whimsical woodland playroom. This room features everything from built-in desks and bookshelves to a hammock, bourbon barrel swings and a treehouse. In the lower level, a mini basketball court complete with lockers designed for toy storage and a state-of-the-art theatre system make an ideal setting for a fun family night. “We truly believe in working hard and playing hard,” says Nancy. “This home allows us to do both while tackling life’s everyday tasks with ease and speed.”
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Our state’s farming heritage puts our city at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement. Here, some of the culinary pioneers who’ve led the way. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
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he iconic Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant has reopened with the next generation of Hubers. “We’re sticking to our roots and keeping to our traditions. We’re bringing new energy and excitement to the family business,” says Terra Huber Mahan, Director of Sales and Marketing. For many people, a visit to Huber’s is their only experience on a real farm, and it’s a chance to see farm-to-table in action. They’re able to get a feel for farm life and to see how fruits and vegetables are grown as well as how they’re used in the restaurant. “In the spring and summer, everything is in bloom. It’s a gorgeous atmosphere,” she says. “We’re all about keeping things simple and down to earth, kind of slowing life down a little bit. Families can stroll the grounds and the kids can feed the ducks.” Also part of visits are wagon rides and pumpkin picking. Plus, Huber family members give educational talks about the working farm. A new spring menu will reflect healthier, lighter options but will still include Huber’s beloved fried chicken, homemade chicken and dumplings, biscuits with apple butter, fresh vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, and homemade fruit cobblers. The menu is also available for catered private events. “What sets Huber’s apart is the actual experience,” says Huber Mahan. “Yes, you get a great meal; everything we cook is from scratch, with recipes that go back generations. But what’s most important is how cool it is to see kids and their parents and grandparents all sharing such a unique experience.”
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lthough farm-to-table was a new concept in the early ‘90s, it’s pretty standard now in many restaurants and even homes. Much of that can be attributed to the growth of farmers markets,” says Kathy Cary, owner and chef of Lilly’s Bistro. “When people traveled the world and saw such markets, farm-to-table became more familiar to them and they soon appreciated the farmers mar-
kets in Louisville. Farm-to-table is the new way of shopping, the new normal, rather than having food blindly shipped from coast to coast. There’s a story behind every farmer. It’s great to be able to support them and to be part of their community.”
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individual farmers and other local purveyors play in Lilly’s repertoire, she has cut back on the verbiage but not on her commitment to the philosophy. While she works closely with local farmers, she is an accomplished gardener and incorporates much of what she grows into her seasonal menus at Lilly’s. “I have a great space to grow but I have to find someone to help me,” she says. “I grow herbs, squash, peppers, carrots and radishes. Eggplant doesn’t like me. This year I’m hoping for some apples. And, of course, tomatoes. You can’t have too many tomatoes.”
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10 Magnolia takes farmto-table to a new level. The restaurant’s “yard-to-table” uses the produce that’s grown at an on-site greenhouse and garden beds. “We started the greenhouse three years ago,” says Chef de Cuisine Jeff Potter. “Root vegetables grew successfully because they can withstand fluctuations in temperature. We tried strawberries but the yield wasn’t sustainable for our menu because of the hot weather.” Brussels sprouts took over the garden. He learned that radish flowers taste like the radishes themselves, but that if he picked the radish flower, the radish itself wouldn’t grow. That was also true with squash and its blossoms.
little bit.” Supplementing produce from 610’s own greenhouse and gardens are numerous products from local farmers. “Being as local as possible means the food doesn’t have to travel as far, so there’s less time for rotting or wilting,” says the chef. “And for meats, you can tell the kind of life the animal led. Also, supporting the farming community is very important to us.” He emphasizes that simply buying organic doesn’t necessarily equate with farmto-table and believes that farm-to-table is predicated on having a relationship with the farmers. He works closely with individual producers as well as with the Bluegrass Food Connection, a group of various farmers throughout Louisville, Southern Indiana and Cincinnati.
“One summer we grew 20 varieties of tomatoes, which was great, but everyone at the farmers market has tomatoes,” he says. “We want to utilize the space for things that other restaurants don’t have so that we stand out a
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aving farm-to-table at the core of Harvest’s mission gives Executive Chef Jeff Dailey the freedom to change his menu on a whim and when vegetables are at their peak. “Farm-to-table is becoming the norm everywhere. Instead of Harvest being on the fringes,” he says. “Everybody playing into what our business plan is kind of hurts us, but it’s a good thing for the community and the people. I will always be behind that.”
Harvest’s menu is based on products raised throughout Kentucky and within a hundred-mile radius in Indiana and Ohio. “We used to just buy products from the farmers but now we buy into their philosophies and mentalities,” says Dailey. “That means I’m not buying only from farms; I’m buying from the people at the farms. We get in on the ground floor with them. That broadens their horizons and ours.” His menu features many dishes in which area purveyors have a delicious presence, such as Kenny’s white Cheddar cheese in the Mile Wide Beer Cheese, Frondosa Farms’ mushrooms in the Grana Arso Gnocchi, and Black Hawk Farms Steak and Kentucky Lake Hot Catfish. “March is tricky in Kentucky because farmers still have so much in the ground,” he says. “Until the weather starts to change, we’ll still focus more on what we preserve throughout the year, much of which is farm-to-table. Once we’re into Derby is when everything else kicks off. I go to farmers markets every weekend to connect with farmers and usually grab all kinds of things to work into my menus.”
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armers have become an integral part of the team at Mayan Café, one of the Louisville restaurants that has long supported the farm-to-table movement. The restaurant uses locally, sustainably-farmed ingredients, including meats, produce and cheese, as much as possible.
“Farm-to-table, I think that’s how we should all eat in the first place,” says chef and partner Bruce Ucán. When he talks about his menu, he often refers to his early years growing up in the rural Yucatan Peninsula. “We didn’t have refrigerators, so we bought most food only for the day, and it was all very fresh. When I came here, I missed the fresh flavors I grew up with, so I’ve been connecting with and building relationships with local farmers for the last 10 or 11 years.” Summer is an exciting season for chefs, but Ucán’s creativity also flourishes in winter, when he makes innovative use of vegetables such as squash. He formerly changed his menu every month, a practice that became unwieldly and impractical, now he offers monthly specials of specific ingredients. He anticipates continuing to use root vegetables and greens such as kale and spinach during March. April will usher in carrots, potatoes, and salad greens like arugula. Broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini will make their appearance in a big way in May and June. Locally sourced lamb, duck and rabbit will remain in Mayan Café’s lineup of meats that Ucán uses in his signature dishes. He shares the Mayan Café spotlight with Anne Shadle. “She is my must-have partner,” says Ucán. “We have the same vision and both want to do the right thing.”
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The Simpsonville landmark, the Old Stone Inn and Tavern, has been thoughtfully reimagined by Churchill Downs Executive chef David Danielson, to celebrate local ﬂavors and local produce, in a culinary experience as magical as its storybook setting. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
he question on the minds of anyone who meets David Danielson or who knows his story must be, “When does the man sleep?” The Executive Chef at Churchill Downs recently purchased the fabled Old Stone Inn in Simpsonville but plans to remain at the helm of the track’s bustling kitchen. “We came in and embraced the magic and history of this incredible building that was the Old Stone Inn,” says Danielson. “We put a fresh spin on the food and experience with our vision and took the service to the next level. A place can be historic but needs to evolve to continue to be relevant. The menu needed to reflect how people are eating today and to have something for everyone. We want the restaurant to stand the test of time and move forward.” He updated their offerings to spin classic southern fare with modern presentation and some lighter selections. On the menu are dishes such as grits fritters, potato hash, beef short ribs, roasted chicken and Appalachian stack cake. He also renamed the 200-yearold restaurant Old Stone Inn and Tavern and added a large, inviting bar in what formerly was one of the dining rooms. The bar menu offers sandwiches, salads and pastas. “I love what we’re doing at Churchill Downs but after eight years there, I was
A place can be historic but needs to evolve to continue to be relevant. The menu needed to reﬂect how people are eating today and to have something for everyone. We want the restaurant to stand the test of time and move forward.” having difficulty creating new dishes,” he explains. “A lot of times when you’re not in the kitchen cooking every single day, ideas don’t come to you as easily and freely. I needed a place where I could be cooking and doing something that was a bit more personal to me. I saw this amazing building and loved the history and the restaurant. I wanted to create some cultural things here and for it to be a place where people from Churchill Downs could work in the off season.”
general manager and chef oversee the operations while he is at Churchill Downs every day. In the evening, he goes to Simpsonville to experiment with new dishes, works with his team and talks to guests in the dining room. “In Simpsonville, we’re surrounded by beautiful agriculture. I already had an amazing relationship with different farms based on my working with them at Churchill Downs. I’m building on those relationships and establishing new ones with other farmers to find new products,” he says. “We also look at smaller farms and the possibility of scaling them up to integrate them into our program at Churchill Downs.” Danielson came to Kentucky following a career that was highlighted by his position as chef at the United Nations and Rockefeller Center in New York and at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. “I had a track record of knowing how to go into a place that has a long and important history and be able to move them forward without really upsetting things too much,” he says. “Doing that lets me embrace all the great things associated with the Old Stone Inn and celebrate the fact that it was part of the community and of the memories so many people have had over the years.”
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David Danielson BEING A CHEF AND RESTAURATEUR ARE TOUGH JOBS. WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM SO MUCH? There’s something very rewarding about nurturing people and creating places for them to celebrate and eat and enjoy themselves. I treat Old Stone Inn and Tavern and Churchill Downs like my home. I want guests to have a welcoming experience.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR CAREER? Early in my career, I spent a year working in France. That was a game changer. I had learned how to cook in Chicago, but I learned how to live in France. It changed the way I thought about the way you should eat, how you should spend time sitting at the table talking to people and how you should shop for food.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP? I wafﬂed every year. Once I wanted to be a marine biologist. When I was in high school and bopping around, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I wound up where I was supposed to be.
years. I was very excited when I heard it was coming to Kentucky. It was fun for us to host at Churchill Downs and fun for me to be involved. It was a wonderful showcase for Louisville and the state. Plus, to show farms and the things happening in Louisville that people don’t know about beyond horse racing and bourbon.
TELL US ABOUT A “GEE, I WISH I HADN’T DONE THAT MOMENT.” The list is long. The good news is none of them involved any missing limbs or being dead. I’ve made a lot of mistakes but I turned the majority of them into learning experiences.
YOU LIVED IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO BUT SEEM TO HAVE ADJUSTED VERY WELL TO LOUISVILLE AND TO KENTUCKY. One reason for that is the connection with the local farmers and the ones in Appalachia. They’re why I have fallen in love with the cuisine here. They inspired me to buy the Old Stone Inn and to apply the lessons I’ve learned from them to what I’m doing at Churchill Downs.
YOU WERE A CELEBRITY JUDGE ON TOP CHEF. THAT’S QUITE AN HONOR.
HOW DO YOU GET AWAY FROM IT ALL?
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By reading a lot and spending time with my family.
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WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE? Watches.
WHAT’S NEXT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? A very long vacation to a beach somewhere. Last year I did a cookbook, Bourbon Country Cookbook. I can deﬁnitely see a cookbook for Old Stone Inn and Tavern.
WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR THE HOME COOK? Start with the best ingredients. Whether you’re cooking something simple or trying a dish that’s a stretch for you, go to the farmers market. But, hey, at the end of the day the best advice is, it’s only food. You
should have fun with it. Experiment and goof around. When I’m not in the restaurant or at Churchill Downs, I like to cook with my 14-year-old daughter who also loves to cook. We enjoy sitting down as a family and talking. Simple or elaborate, a meal is about breaking bread and enjoying yourself.
IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY TONIGHT, WHAT WOULD YOU DO TOMORROW? Buy a couple of nice watches. And I have some repairs I’d like to make at the Old Stone Inn and Tavern. What I wouldn’t do is change what I do every day. All the money in the world couldn’t make me happier than what I’m doing right now.
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· 2 whole chickens, each cut into 8 pieces, (2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 thighs, 2 legs) · 3 tablespoon kosher salt · 2 teaspoon dry thyme leaves · 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder · 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder · 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
· 2 cups water · 2 cups milk · 1 cup yellow grits (I prefer Louismill Smoked City Grits) · 2 tablespoons butter · 1 teaspoon kosher salt · ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper · 6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (1 cup packed) · ½ cup country ham, diced · ¼ cup green onion, finely sliced · 2 large whole eggs · 1 tablespoon water · 3 cups panko bread crumbs · Canola oil
− Trim the chicken pieces of excess fat. Pat dry with a paper towel. In a small bowl, combine salt, thyme, garlic, onion powder and paprika. Mix well. Transfer chicken to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle salt mixture over chicken and toss until evenly coated. Arrange the chicken pieces on a baking pan so that all the pieces are skin-side up and the breasts are in the center of the pan. Don't crowd the pan; allow room between the pieces. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 24 to 48 hours. − Pre-heat oven to 400°. Bake for 30 minutes. Lower heat to 350°. Bake an additional 10 to 30 minutes, until the juices run clear when poked with a sharp knife or the internal temperature of the chicken breasts is 165°. Remove from oven and let chicken rest 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and serve immediately.
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− In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine water and milk. Bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally until grits thicken and are smooth. Stir in butter, salt, pepper and cheese, whisking until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in country ham and onions. Transfer mixture to a 9 x 9-inch pan. Refrigerate until cool and firm (3 to 4 hours or overnight.) In a small bowl, combine eggs and water. Whisk thoroughly. In a separate bowl, place the bread crumbs. − Scoop chilled grits into your hand and roll into 2-inch balls. One by one, dip the balls in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs to coat completely. In a Dutch oven, heat 3 to 4 inches of oil to 350°. Fry the fritters in batches for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
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As The Fillies celebrate their sixtieth anniversary, it’s time to take a closer look at this formidable group of women and how they’ve helped make the Derby Festival such an important part of our city’s rich history. BY ALLISON JONES • PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
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his year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Fillies. In 1959, under the guidance of Francis Askew Davis (Mrs. Golden Davis), 17 women formed “The Fillies Club” to support the Kentucky Derby Festival Committee. Those charter members chose a gold horseshoe pin as their symbol along with making Regret, the first Filly to win a Kentucky Derby, their mascot. There were three stipulations for membership: They would work on the club’s signature event, the Fillies Derby Ball; their efforts should further the Commonwealth of Kentucky; and of course, they must place a $2 bet on any filly that is entered to run in the Kentucky Derby. Through the years, there has been tremendous growth in membership. By 1970, there were 150 members of The Fillies and in 1971, the group incorporated as a nonprofit 501C4 organization. Today, their membership, which is limited to 250 women, continues to be comprised of the same kind of civically-minded women who were the foundation of the organization so many decades
ago. Their charitable and social footprints expand as they support the following beloved activities during the two weeks of Derby festival:
The Derby Princesses Program This program provides an excellent way for talented young women to earn scholarship monies, while serving as official ambassadors of the city as part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, in the spring. Those selected receive two $1,000 scholarships— one from The Fillies, Inc. and the other from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. Also, included is a complimentary wardrobe along with other sponsor gifts. During their tenure, they volunteer in the community by spending time with nursing home residents, reading to children as they visit local schools, assisting with feeding the homeless along with all Derby related activities. Past Derby Queens and Princess ambassadors include many civic leaders including Martha Layne Collins, the first woman Governor of Kentucky.
The Fillies membership works jointly with KDF as a non-proﬁt organization in producing the: » The Fillies, Inc. Ofﬁcial Kentucky Derby Festival Program » Derby Queen and Derby Princess Program » Fillies Derby Ball (beneﬁting KDFF) » The Children’s Tea » Royal Court Float in the Pegasus Parade
Meet The Fillies While this group of women supports some of the most beloved events in our community, there remains mystery around the membership in this by-invitation-only organization. That’s why we gathered a few in our offices for a photo shoot including (left to right) 6-year member Tawana Bain, co-owner of AFM Threads and founder of Derby Diversity Business Summit; 15-year member Shannon Adkins, Philanthropy Officer at Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust For Life and Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates; 14-year member, Fillies President Debra Rayman; 2-year member Judge Jessica Moore; and 5-year member, former state senator and former councilwoman Julie Denton. Several of them shared the stories of how they became involved.
President Deb Rayman: While Deb Rayman is currently serving as The Fillies President, her journey to this position is
The Children’s Tea An annual event invites young girls and boys to engage in a whimsical afternoon of fun. Encouraged to dress in their finest attire, these young children interact with the current and former Derby Queens and Princesses while doing arts and crafts and enjoying “royal” treats at the tea party. To commemorate the occasion, they take home a keepsake photo.
The Fillies Derby Ball One of the most anticipated events of the Derby season is The Fillies Derby Ball. It is the prelude to two weeks of festivities leading up to The Kentucky Derby and is the event that benefits the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation. This is Louisville’s only Coronation Ball. The evening is capped off with the coronation of the Derby Queen, who is selected by the traditional spinof-the-wheel. The Queen’s first Royal act is to “dame” and “knight” individuals to the court for their contributions to the community.
All money raised at The Fillies Derby Ball supports the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation providing educational scholarships to the youth of our Commonwealth who participate in KDF events such as the Academic Challenge, Spelling Bee, RoboRumble, and the Student Art Contest. All the hard work and long hours invested in such events as The Fillies Derby Ball and many other KDF activities, is done solely by Filly members on a VOLUNTEER basis.
layered with fond memories of many different types of involvement. “Having grown up in Louisville, I have always loved all things surrounding the Derby Festival,” she says. “Even though I knew of the Fillies, I didn't know how to become a member. In 2004, my daughter, Rebecca, was selected as a Derby Princess. She came home from her first meeting with the Fillies and said, ‘Mom, you’re not going to believe how many of the ladies you know.’ During that year, I attended many events and saw the Fillies at work firsthand. It was natural that the following year I became a Provisional Member. Over the years as a member it has been an honor to serve in a number of positions. One memory that still stands out was meeting Chubby Checker on The Belle of Louisville. I will admit that meeting Monte Durham from “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” was also a favorite. He is so much fun and returning this year to serve as co-emcee for our Derby Ball!”
Fillies Derby Ball Chair: Shannon Adkins
Virginia 19 years ago, I was anxious to find worthy causes and charities in which to get involved,” Shannon says. “I was told that getting involved with the Kentucky Derby Festival would help me meet many people, from all walks of life, who have a dedication to serving their community. I did that and that set in motion the meeting of so many Fillies at every juncture. After my provisional Fillies year, I immediately became involved in several committees, such as The Fillies Derby Ball and the Fillies Parade Float. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to Chair several Standing Committees such as: Parade Float, Ways & Means, Apparel, Fillies Fashion Show, and this year, The Fillies Derby Ball. I’ve also had the honor of being elected to positions such as Vice President and Nominations & Elections Chair. The women who make up The Fillies organization are outstanding members of their community. I look forward to each spring when I get to be at the center of the magic of what our organizations make happen for Louisville.”
“When I moved to Louisville from West
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CLEAR THE CLUTTER It’s ofﬁcially the time of year to eliminate piles of stuff that invade our homes and increase our stress levels. In-house expert Kristie Crenshaw shows us where to start and how to ﬁnish. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CLOSET FACTORY
hen you first think of clutter, you may imagine hoarders living among stacks of magazines and boxes, littered with pets and bugs in a maze of a home. While those scenarios are extreme, the side-effects of living in a material world can be daunting to the av-
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erage individual. We, as a people, buy stuff. And lots of it. And in the U.S., we spend an average of $38 billion dollars per year to store it… somewhere else. There is no joy in that. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you know exactly who Marie Kondo is. While her book came out five years ago, she has seen a recent boom to her celebrity with the Netflix documentary series “Tidying Up.” Her KonMari Method is simple but not easy. Marie respectfully introduces herself to a home first and then begins: first with clothes, then books, then papers…followed by anything in the bathroom or garage. If it doesn’t “spark joy,” it goes to consignment, donation or the trash. Sentimental items are saved for last. Once clients face those meaningful items head-on, whether they choose to keep them or not, a tremendous load is lifted. Kondo believes that everything has a home and everything should be used. That’s where well-designed, functional closets come into play. Marilyn Jones, Vice President of the Closet Factory (www.closetfactory.com) has seen a huge upswing in client requests for
home organizational remodels and new installs, “A popular storage trend is the desire to display highly-valued pieces such as designer shoes, handbags, hats and travel mementos in storage spaces,” she says. Beyond boxes and closets, storage has evolved into well-thought-out and perfectly executed mudrooms, pantries, garage solutions, craft rooms and home offices that complement our busy lifestyles. “When you give your things room to breathe, you give yourself room to breathe,” says Marilyn. “Good organization is calming. It’s restorative. It’s time-saving.”
A few books that are incredibly helpful in confronting your clutter: Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
Power In-house event experts Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller share their spin on new ﬂoral arranging trends that can beautify your party, home or, yes, mood. BY MARCELLA KRAGEL AND INA MILLER
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.
ant to make our day— or someone else’s? Plants and flowers always do the trick. Not only are they a sure sign that you’re thinking of someone, but they add a little beauty to their space in the meantime. Bringing natural elements into an event or home is our favorite way to make any space feel more luxe. This is the year to look at plants differently. Roses for a wedding are classic, but don’t be confined by tradition. Here are some ways we are stepping outside the box with plants this year. Join us and try out these trends for your next dinner party, or even just in your living room.
Go Bold: Tropical plants make a big statement and don’t have to be high maintenance. We predict that they will be big this year with their colorful hues and unusual shapes. More than simply a statement centerpiece, they’re also practical. They can thrive in a Kentucky home, if well placed and well cared for. Think outside the season by making your plants mobile to keep them happy year-round.
Look up: Flowers aren’t just for tables or bouquets anymore. Hanging floral chandeliers and
garlands provide an unexpected twist for event décor. The same effect can be had at home by hanging a planter in an overlooked corner of a room. Ask your local plant store for advice about easy-care plants that don’t have to drain.
Go low Maintenance: Speaking of easy care, our motto of the year is “smarter, not harder.” Low-maintenance plants like succulents, ferns, peace lilies and snake plants (also known as Mother in law’s tongue) are all remarkably easy to keep alive and have a lot of presence.
Remember sustainability: We are lucky to live in such a green city, but we could always get a little greener. Many non-profit groups offer gardening advice to help you create a beautiful, sustainable, eco-friendly outdoor space at little or no cost. Trees Louisville (Treeslouisville.org) arranges free trees to homeowners through their Community Canopy Project, and Louisville Nature Center (Louisvillenaturecenter.org) holds semi-annual tree giveaways. Louisville Grows (Louisvillegrows.org) offers several educational seminars and classes that cover everything from native plant education to urban gardening. Turn your yard into an oasis that reflects local flora and fauna, while providing a great entertainment space for you and valuable green space for our community.
Use plants as art: Instead of expensive one-of-a-kind artwork, why not save money and create an art installation of your own with one-of-a-kind variegated plants. These colorful beauties are plants that contain unusual color variations or patterns on their leaves and stems. While they can occur spontaneously, these traits are often inherited, and provide a fun twist to the usual indigenous plant varieties.
Our favorite sources are Nanz and Kraft (various locations, main store at 141 Breckenridge Ln), Mahonia (822 E Market St), Forage (1731 Frankfort Ave) and the Plant Kingdom (4101 Westport Rd). We bet you won’t be able to walk out without picking up a little something for your space too.
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Mary Ellen Berry She’ll be one of the cancer survivors strutting down the runway at Pearls & Pumps this month. Here, Mary Ellen Berry shares the journey that led her to this moving moment at the Baptist Health fundraiser. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
was looking at the monitor and was seeing what they were seeing. There was a calm about me,” says Mary Ellen Berry about undergoing a breast biopsy.
The biopsy followed two suspicious mammograms and an ultrasound. When she received the call with the biopsy results, her already busy life picked up speed, as she began to grapple with the reality that she had become part of the very non-exclusive group of one in eight women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. “The doctor told me I had an invasive carcinoma within a breast duct,” says Berry, an account executive with L’Oréal. At the urging of her nurse navigator at Baptist East, she then had an MRI which showed that the cancer had moved outside the duct. She was HER2-positive, an aggressive form of cancer. “You have to take a breath and step back a minute and realize how fast your life has changed. We had to take steps,” she says. Although her doctor suggested radiation, she chose to have a double mastectomy. “Because there’s always the chance cancer could come back, I wanted to go ahead and have the surgery. I didn’t want to worry about a recurrence in either breast,” she explains. She recovered, a ten-day process that involved drains and measurements, at the home of her sister, Beverly Riley. But her ordeal was far from over. Ten rounds of chemotherapy loomed. Throughout her recovery, her sister, mother, cousins and work friends provided support. And she credits her team at Baptist East, with whom she still stays in touch, with helping to keep her positive and happy. “I bought Dr. Susan Love’s, Breast Book which answered a lot of questions and helped me with the lingo. Plus Barbara Delinsky, Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors was great
because it takes you through every step of diagnosis, treatment, support groups,” says Berry. “I could read the chapters about what I was going through.” There’s more to her story. Because her mother had breast cancer and her father passed away from colon cancer, she asked to have a BRCA gene test. It revealed she has the gene for breast cancer and the gene for pancreatic cancer. “The results were a blessing and a curse. The good thing about knowing is that every two years I can have an MRI to look at my pancreas. When most people find out they have pancreatic cancer, they’re in stage four. But every two years I can know I’m clear,” she says. As a further precaution to developing ovarian cancer, she underwent a hysterectomy in November, and adds, “I was done. Let’s take care of it all.” Berry will be the featured cancer survivor at this year’s Pearls and Pumps fashion show to be held March 16 at the Downtown Marriott. “I’m going to do a video of my story. I hope to involve L’Oréal to do all the makeup with the models and work with the retailers to help with clothes,” says Berry. “It looks like a fabulous event to be part of. I want to help make it happen.”
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march events March 1 Blake Shelton: Friends & Heroes 2019
7:00pm, KFC Yum! Center From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road.
Tulips & Juleps Art & Gift Market
Noon - 9pm, Louisville Slugger Field Presented by the Junior League of Louisville. his year’s Tulips & Juleps indoor shopping market will host more than 65 booths boasting art, home décor, food products, jewelry, clothing, and accessories for the entire family, and more! The market features a unique blend of products you can’t ﬁnd anywhere else in the Louisville area! Then again on March 2 from 9am to 5pm.
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2019 Christian Academy Gala
6:30 - 9pm, Omni Hotels & Resorts The 2019 Christian Academy Gala, featuring New York Times Best Seller Bob Goff. The fundraiser includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and keynote speaker Bob Goff.
Southern Crossings Pottery Festival
6:00 - 9:00pm, Copper and Kings VIP ticket holders will have ﬁrst access to see and purchase the work of 12 esteemed potters. Complimentary Copper and King signature cocktails provided by SXPF for our attendees along with a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment.
March 3 Louisville Mens Basketball vs. Notre Dame 1:30pm, KFC Yum! Center
March 4 LES DAMES d’ESCOFFIER KY PRESENTS WINE CLASS WITH DAME JULIE DEFRIEN
6:30pm, Brasserie Provence Join Les Dames’ Advanced Level Sommelier for the 2nd in a series of fun & informative wine seminars on French Wine Grapes Grown Outside Of France, including history, wine-making, and tasting. Tickets Available Through Eventbrite.
3:00pm, Comstock Hall at U of L Exuberant and gutsy, the Claremont Trio has been called “the freshest breath of air in the world of chamber music.” Identical twins Emily Bruskin, violin, and Julia Bruskin, cello, are joined by Andrea Lam, piano, for a performance that will be marked by their polished, beautifully balanced and expressive playing.
March 6 LouBiz 19
10:00am - 4:00pm, Crowne Plaza LOUBIZ 19 is a one-day Small Business and Entrepreneur conference that brings aspiring and existing business owners and their employees together with franchisors, educators, industry experts, students, and resource providers.
Mariah Carey- Caution World Tour
8pm, The Louisville Palace Sending the twittering, snap-chatting pop-culture universe into complete melt-down, Songbird Supreme Mariah Carey’s forthcoming release Caution is to be followed up by a mammoth world tour, including stop-offs at 22 cities across North America in early 2019.
March 7 The Choir of Man
7pm, The Kentucky Center The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its ﬁrst U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-ﬁlled good
time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live Percussion with foot-stomping choreography.
Public Education: Unbridled or Unraveling?
5:30pm, The Kentucky Center Kentucky to the World Presents Global Education Strategist Dr. Vicki Phillips and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Matthew Barzun.
March 8 Festival of American Music II: The Jazz Influence
The Kentucky Center Teddy Abrams is soloist on the piece for piano and orchestra that broke the barrier between classical and jazz. Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin is the featured work.
Friends! The Musical Parody
The Kentucky Center The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.
6pm, Omni Hotel Susan G. Komen Kentucky is giving Ken-
tuckians a taste of the upcoming Derby season at its annual Pink UnTied fundraiser in Louisville. Proceeds will beneﬁt Susan G. Komen Kentucky’s mission to end breast cancer forever.
March 11 LES DAMES d’ESCOFFIER KY PRESENTS WINE CLASS WITH DAME JULIE DEFRIEN 6:30pm, Brasserie Provence Join Les Dames’ Advanced Level Sommelier for the 3rd in a series of fun & informative wine seminars on Classic European Wine Regions Outside of France such as Italy, Germany & Spain, including history, wine-making, and tasting. Tickets Available Through Eventbrite.
March 12 On Your Feet!
The Kentucky Center From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. On Your Feet! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
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march // april events March 14 Bliss Wedding Show
1pm, The Foundry at Glassworks Newly engaged and eager to start planning your dream wedding? Jumping in head ﬁrst into local bridal shows are the best way to hit the ground running! However, as planners ourselves, we like to give a little extra bang for your time! Bliss Wedding Show is not your ordinary wedding show!
March 16 ACS Benefit Bash
6:00 - 11:00pm, Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center The 5th Annual Beneﬁt Bash, the evening will include dinner, dance, and a complimentary bar. There will be a collection of high-end silent auction items for bidding, with an exciting live auction following dinner.
Pearls and Pumps Empowering Strong Women
11:00 - 2:00pm, Marriott Downtown Join us for a fabulous day of celebrat-
ing and Empowering Strong Women, survivorship, the newest Derby fashions, exclusive shopping, amazing brunch, mimosas, rafﬂe opportunities and more.
Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization Luncheon and Gala Noon - 2:00pm, Luncheon 7 - 10pm, Gala at Churchill Downs Come enjoy an afternoon with Miss Kentucky 2018, Katie Bouchard and Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen 2018, Joanna Clark at beautiful, Starting Gate Suites inside the historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Paint Like MONET
6:00pm, Brasserie Provence No Art Experience Required - just a palate for Monet’s love of Cuisine Normande and Loire Valley wine, and a desire to create. Paint Water Lily at Giverny in the style of Impressionist Claude Monet while dining à la Française. Painting Sessions are taught with step-by-step instruction by Jeanne Winrich of Uptown Art Louisville. Paired in Progressive-Style with our 3-Course Wine Dinner menu.
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March 19 Louisville Bespoke Bubbly Hour 5:30 - 7:30pm, The Champagnery Toast to Louisville Bespoke and meet the Designer, Models and Others who are working so hard to Produce a Fierce Fashion Show on April 12 at the Speed Art Museum - The Show is Affordable and Open to the Public!
March 21 Legends Series 2019: Kentucky Owl
5:30pm, Kentucky Derby Museum For the sixth year, the Museum has sought out the who’s who in the bourbon industry for a three-event series! These unique evenings will celebrate the culture, people and history of bourbon.
Down With Derby Fashion Show & Charity Auction
6:30pm, Passalino’s Join us for an evening of fun, style, and dancing at the 3rd annual Down With Derby Fashion Show & Charity Auc-
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tion! This unique and fun runway show and cocktail party will offer attendees exclusive early bird access to the most stylish looks for the 2019 Derby season and will feature over 30 models, some whom are Down syndrome. The funds raised by the event will support the educational and social growth of individuals with Down syndrome.
Runway for the Roses 2019
5pm-7pm, Bliss Home Spring and Derby styles from around Westport Village hit the runway inside Bliss Home. Fashions from Apricot Lane, Collections, Darling State of Mind, Rabbit in the Moon, Shirts Ties N Links, and Tunie’s will give onlookers a glance at the hottest looks of the season and how to wear them – including color trends, patterns, accessories, hats and fascinators.
March 22 Ladies in Leadership Breakfast
8:30am, Kentucky Derby Museum Bring your team to network and engage with our diverse panel of local women sharing their career experiences and discussing what it means to be an empowered businesswoman.
Nativity Academy Auction
5:30pm, Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center This is a great way to get some huge savings while supporting a worthy cause. Our Auction is a fun evening and truly is a winning prospect for everyone involved. Featuring Live & Silent Auction, Wheel of Chance, $10,000 rafﬂe, and Great food! Our host this year will be Vicki Rogers well-known radio personality and president of V Media Group.
March 28 Macy’s Spring Fashion Show
5:30 - 9:30pm, Horseshoe Southern Indiana The Macy’s Spring Fashion Show is Kentuckiana’s premiere fashion showcase of the year. The Fashion Show features a runway of the latest in Derby and spring outﬁts and accessories by fashion brands and local boutiques. Some of the Festival’s Ofﬁcial Products will also be featured and Ofﬁcial 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival merchandise will be on sale. 5:30pm: Cocktails, 7:00pm: Dinner and 8:00pm: Fashion Show Begins.
March 30 Tchaikovsky Concerto #1
The Kentucky Center Elegant, insightful, balanced and brilliant, pianist Andrew von Oeyen is captivating! Russian composers Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich were a generation apart but their passion for their homeland, its people and music, pulses in every beat of these two magniﬁcent works.
April 3 Newsies
7:30pm, Derby Dinner Playhouse A smash-hit Broadway musical ﬁlled with one heart-pounding, high-energy dance number after another! Adapted from the Disney ﬁlm, this rousing tale is based on the true story about New York City’s newsboys striking against unfair working conditions. Runs through May 19, 2019.
April 5 Cinderella
The Kentucky Center A royal ball at this classic retelling of Cinderella as she overcomes her wicked stepmother’s and jealous stepsisters— with a little help from her Fairy Godmother— to win the love of a handsome prince and the chance to live happily ever after. ensembles in the world.
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Kentucky 2019 Celebration of ServiceGala Opera and Survival February 2 Louisville Marriott Downtown kyopera.org February Photos by15 Dick Arnspiger Louisville Marriott Downtown Benefiting The Center for Women and Families thecenteronline.org Photos by Robin Conway
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Kentucky Opera Gala February 2 Louisville Marriott Downtown kyopera.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger
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