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TOP Shops: Spring Bling
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Turning Derby Into A Season
Behind the Scenes: The Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show
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Boutique Spotlight: Apricot Lane
Wedding Trends: Kentucky Proud
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For thirty years, Dee’s on Shelbyville Road has been making custom hats right down to the big day. Whether you’re a planner or a last-minute type, odds are, this fabled crew of designers can take your ensemble to the ﬁnish line in a style victory. PHOTOS BY KEVIN TALLEY
he creative crew at Dee’s has earned their reputation as the go-to spot for on-point headpieces. With thousands of yards of trim, thousands of feathers, hundreds of hats and thirty years of experience, they can custom-design a creation that will match your dress, shoes, lipstick… or all of the above. They easily make more hats than anyone in town; last year’s tally came in around two thousand. Yet no two are alike. “We take a lot of pride in the fact that no matter how many custom hats we make, each one is unique,” says owner Kathy Olliges. To create these Derby-season confections, a team of eight work ten to twelve hour days, behind closed doors, surrounded by the piles of frothy bows, feathers and trim that are the tools of their trade. Style success stories from Dee’s are near legend; it’s hard to talk Derby without hearing a story of how someone ran to Dee’s with a dress and no plan and came out with a millinery triumph drew rave reviews all over Churchill.
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While you might expect to pay dearly for the thrill of a custom hat made almost on demand, the reasonable prices are another factor behind their fashion-hero status. “You can spend as little as $45 on an unadorned hat or as much as several hundred; the average price of a custom hat is around $225,” says Olliges. You can save even more if you bring in your own hat to be embellished; they’ll even remove trim from last year’s and transform it into something up-to-the-minute. But don’t expect to watch them work. While you can select your trim, you have to leave while they whip it all together. (It’s probably too stressful for both parties to have the wearer and designer standing side by side through the process.) When do they finally close the doors? “We stop at 8:00 on Friday night; we’ve had to push people out the door,” laughs Olliges. “And then we all go home and take a nap!”
Derby Style 911 The next few weeks aren’t just prime time for dressing up; they’re also peak season for spills, stains and last-minute repairs. Brandon Maloney, one of the brothers behind one of our city’s oldest drycleaners, shares their fashion disasterprooﬁng secrets. PHOTO BY STEVE SQUALL
our Derby look may the priciest ensemble you buy all year—especially when you add The Hat. But what goes into the Downs looking impeccably chic often doesn’t come out that way. “The week after Derby is one of the busiest of the year,” says Brandon Maloney of Nu Yale drycleaners, the family-owned chain of stores in Louisville and southern Indiana. “We see it all—rips, stains from food, wine, walking across the parking lot or infield. It’s the other side of Derby.” While bourbon, long days at the track and delicate fabrics combine with a certain amount of undeniable risk, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances that your fashion investment will become a fashion casualty come the day after Derby. Here, some of their time-tested advice: Shorten now or repair later. The folks at NuYale get a lot of dresses with ripped or stained hems from heels. “It’s amazing how many women will spend a fortune on a dress but won’t take the time to have it altered.” Get it shortened before or pay later. Stock into your purse with stain prevention. We recommend Shout towelettes or Tide sticks. Club soda helps too, but good
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luck getting it in a hurry with those lines. (And napkins really smudge the stain. You need a dishtowel. And we don’t think you’ll find that in the food court.) Avoid brightly colored prints—especially hot pink or red— on silk. If they get wet, they tend to run. And that’s not something a drycleaner can fix. Drop your clothes off for wrinkle-proofing. They can press dresses and suits with light starch and it makes a huge difference. You get much less rumpled. Act fast. If you do get a stubborn stain, don’t leave it lying in the dry-cleaning
pile for days. Stains set over time. If you get them in quickly, odds are we lift it completely out. If you wait two or three weeks or longer… you may have slight discoloration. Don’t assume a stained hat, shoes or purse are fashion roadkill. NuYale doesn’t just do clothes. They’ve gotten stains out of some very pricey leather and silk shoes, clutches, purses and, occasionally, even hats. If it’s important to you, bring it in to them for a look. They may be able to save your favorite fashion find.
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EXPERIENCE 144 YEARS OF HISTORY, UP CLOSE! THE FILLIES DERBY BALL When: Saturday, April 14 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Location: Galt House East, Grand Ballroom Beneﬁting: Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Tickets: www.theﬁllies.org
GALLOP GALA When: Friday, April 13 Time: 6:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Location: Millionaires Row 4th Floor at Churchill Downs Beneﬁting: Down Syndrome of Louisville Tickets: downsyndromeoﬂouisville.org The excitement is building for this year’s Gallop Gala! Entering its 7th year, the Gallop Gala continues to grow. Come enjoy a night in Millionaires Row while supporting Down Syndrome of Louisville. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this must-attend Derby event!
TASTE OF DERBY FESTIVAL When: Tuesday, April 17 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Location: Louisville Slugger Field Beneﬁting: Dare to Care Food Bank Tickets: discover.kdf.org/tasteofderbyfestival/ The Taste of Derby Festival has the feel of an upscale cocktail party, but it’s open to the public – as long as tickets are still available. Restaurants will offer a selection of signature appetizers, entrees and dessert items and some of the liquor vendors will feature small-batch brands not commonly available. A silent auction returns to the event offering unique items from generous donors.
KENTUCKY DERBY MUSEUM GALA When: Friday, April 27 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: The Mansion at Churchill Downs Beneﬁting: The Derby Museum’s curatorial, educational programs and other program services of the Museum Tickets: derbymuseum.org/Events/ Detail/100023/32nd-Kentucky-Derby-Museum-Gala The Kentucky Derby Museum Gala is the single largest fundraiser for the Museum each year. Fundraising efforts for the Museum’s Gala will help support the Museum’s curatorial, educational programs and other program services of the Museum. In addition to the in-house education programs, the Museum’s traveling Education Outreach bring learning opportunities into schools across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
AWARDS IN THE ARTS When: Saturday, April 28 Time: 5:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Location: Churchill Downs Beneﬁting: Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund Tickets: fundforthearts.org/awardsinthearts
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Fund for the Arts, Churchill Downs, Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, and Joy Mangano will host Louisville’s third annual Awards in the Arts on Saturday, April 28! The event honors Greater Louisville’s extraordinary arts community and includes an awards presentation, horse racing, arts performances around the racetrack, and a VIP reception in the Stakes Room at Churchill Downs.
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2018 DERBY CALENDAR RACE FOR GRACE
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When: Monday, April 30 Time: 6 p.m. Location: Churchill Downs Beneﬁtting: Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy Tickets: kychaplaincy.org/race-for-grace-2018/
When: Friday, May 4 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Seelbach Hilton Hotel Beneﬁting: American Lung Association of Kentucky Tickets: alamid.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/DerbyEveGala2018/ tabid/930686/Default.aspx
Guests will enjoy dinner on Millionaires Row at historic Churchill Downs and listen to Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger. A silent and live auction will follow the dinner with proceeds beneﬁting the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy.
BISCUITS & BOURBON When: Wednesday, May 2 Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Kentucky Derby Museum’s Oaks Garden Terrace Tickets: derbymuseum.org/Events/Detail/100026/ Biscuits-Bourbon Get your taste of Kentucky at Biscuits & Bourbon! Guests will be enjoying an open bar in Kentucky bourbon, mimosas and Bloody Marys from Holloway Farm’s “Bloody Kentucky.” And will have their plates ﬁlled with delicious brunch favorites, including a Southern Biscuit Bar where you can select a variety of toppings, all while enjoying live music by Electria Strings.
THURBY When: Thursday, May 3 Time: 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Location: Churchill Downs Tickets: kentuckyderby.com/visit/derby-week/thurby Be a part of the excitement at Thurby, the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Visit the Paddock to take a look around before the big day and enjoy entertainment from multiple Louisville accord artists throughout the track. Come experience the things that Kentucky is famous for – great horse racing, bourbon, and music!
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CELEBRITY DAY AT THE DOWNS
The American Lung Association’s 2018 Derby Eve Gala is Louisville’s most elegant and fun Derby event featuring a posh setting with fabulous food, lavish decor, and electrifying entertainment. Guests will enjoy a full open bar, a seated gourmet dinner and an evening of unmatched sizzling entertainment by Nashville’s most sensational and explosive dance band, Burning Las Vegas.
When: Thursday, May 3 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Churchill Downs, 6th Floor Tickets: discover.kdf.org/celebrity-day-at-the-downs/ Hollywood celebrities highlight the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Celebrity Day at the Downs. Stars in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade and other Festival events are on hand for this an exciting and glamorous day at the races.
TASTE OF DERBY When: Thursday, May 3 Time: 7 p.m. -11 p.m. Location: KFC Yum! Center Beneﬁting: Hunger Relief Organizations (Like Dare to Care Food Bank) Tickets: kentuckyderby.com/visit/derby-week/ taste-of-derby Mingle with horse racing celebrities as you savor an evening of exquisite cuisine and exceptional wines. Sample regional specialties with wine pairings, created by nationally renowned chefs along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, as you enjoy live music entertainment and a live chef cooking showdown.
THE BARNSTABLE BROWN PARTY When: Friday, May 4 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Barnstable-Brown Mansion, The Highlands Beneﬁting: The University of Kentucky’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center Tickets: Call 502.491.6778 The night before Derby, dance and mingle with celebrities in a stately Southern Mansion. Known for its amazing live music, famous guests and whimsical themes, the Barnstable Brown Party also features a gourmet buffet meal, an open bar, premier entertainment, and 30 years of elite Derby glamour.
FILLIES & LILIES PARTY
When: Friday, May 4 Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Kentucky Derby Museum Tickets: Sold Out, derbyexperiences.com/kentucky-derby/ ﬁllies-lilies-party
When: Friday, May 4 Time: 8 p.m. Location: 21c Museum Hotel Beneﬁting: The James Beard Foundation Tickets: originalmakersderby.com
The Fillies & Lilies Party is a lively night at the Kentucky Derby Museum! Guests will enjoy a live performance by Grammy Award Winning Artist LeeAnn Rimes, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a premium open bar, and a private bourbon lounge.
Sight Unseen boasts an evening of elegance and intrigue. Ritzy while not stodgy the night will present a plethora of entrancing entertainment to delight all of ones senses hosted by The Original Makers Club and Woodford Reserve.
UNBRIDLED EVE DERBY GALA When: Friday, May 4 Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom Beneﬁting: Blessings in a Backpack Tickets: Call 502.894.9768 unbridledeve.com/ Experience Southern charm and elegance at its best during the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala. This black tie-optional event boasts a world class evening of cocktails, celebrities, a silent and live auction, a gourmet dinner, and a variety of live entertainment.
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THE TRIFECTA DERBY EVE CELEBRATION When: Friday, May 4 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Omni Louisville Hotel Beneﬁtting: West End School and University of Louisville Autism Center at Kosair Charities Tickets: Invitation and Request Only https://www. trifectagala.com/ Walk the red carpet to one of the most unique and star studded parties of the evening, the Trifecta Derby Eve Celebration. Guests will enjoy entertainment featuring Stevie Wonder for a night worth remembering.
SILKS DERBY EVE BASH
When: Friday, May 4 Time: 10 p.m. Location: Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center Tickets: Invitation only
When: Friday, May 4 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Historic Locust Grove Beneﬁting: Operation Open Arms Inc. Tickets: oparms.org/silks18/
The Fillies and Stallions Derby Eve Party is a private, invitation only event designed to entertain partygoers that include some of the most inﬂuential names in sports and show biz. This premier celebrity shindig will feature a 60ft red carpet swarming with paparazzi, and as always, have some exciting surprises in store.
Silks Derby Eve Bash is an energy-packed evening where guests can sample some of the Bluegrass’s ﬁnest bourbons, plus enjoy cigar rolling and the Best Dance Band of Derby weekend. Keeping with the Derby excitement, this year’s event will be held at the Historic Locust Grove providing a beautiful backdrop for what will be a magical evening.
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40TH ANNUAL DERBY BREAKFAST When: Saturday, May 5 Time: 9 a.m. Location: Farmington Historic Plantation Beneﬁtting: Historic Homes Foundation, Inc. Tickets: historichomes.org/derbyevents/ Farmington Historic Plantation hosts the 40th annual Historic Homes Foundation Derby Breakfast. Enjoy a traditional sit-down brunch, bluegrass style, with an open bar, live band, and southern cuisine. Guests are welcome you to enjoy coffee and dessert in our social silent auction area.
OAKS BRUNCH When: Saturday, May 5 Time: 10 a.m. Location: 21c Museum Hotel Beneﬁtting: The James Beard Foundation Tickets: originalmakersderby.com Arrive to a lavish, entertainment ﬁlled cocktail hour hosted by the ofﬁcial sponsor of the Kentucky Derby - Woodford Reserve. Peruse world class art as you partake in the lively affair in your Oaks day best - before being seated to enjoy the delectable four course family style brunch fare from Proof on Main Chef Mike Wajda.
spring bling Derby, Oaks, Motherâ€™s Day, graduations ... There are so many excuses to buy or give a little sparkle this season. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DICK ARNSPIGER 18K white gold fancy danglers with natural fancy yellow diamonds, $495,000, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.
Purple Rain Patricia Locke bracelet. $210, at Dallas Jewlers.
18K yellow gold ladies ring w/ Emerald cut Emerald weighing 4.52ct, $23,000, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.
Sterling Silver Horse motif cuff bracelet. $298, at Aesthetics in Jewelry.
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Pearl and 18kt yellow gold necklace. $12,600, at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers.
14kt yellow gold and blue enameled octagon shaped French cufflinks $1,989, at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers.
18kt yellow gold and diamond ring with 14mm pearl. $4,365, at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers.
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Laura & Jason Zachariah at the American Heart and Lexus Kick off 2019
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VIP PARTY March 15 BodyRx bodyrxlouisville.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger
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DIGS SPRING ARRIVAL EVENT March 22 Digs at Home in the Garden Benefiting Baptist Health supportbaptisthealth.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger
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Our Gift to the Community: We are proud to be part of the Bluegrass. Kroger donates all the flowers, supplies and labor involved in the crafting of the Garland of Roses. Morgan Teller and Carmen Schreiber
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Downtown For Derby TUrning Derby Into A Season Behind the Scenes: The Macyâ€™s Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show Shop The Show: The Westport Village Runway at the Roses Boutique SPotlight: APricot Lane Derby Victory Derby influencers Wedding Trends: Kentucky Proud
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Our cityâ€™s new playground, the Omni Louisville Hotel, is certain to bring fresh energy and excitement to the global party that is The Kentucky Derby. To demonstrate, we took two models downtown to explore the parameters of imaginary pre- and post-Derby experiences. Let their escapades and ensembles inspire your own.
PHOTOS BY STEVE SQUALL. STYLED BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM AND SAMANTHA COBURN. HAIR AND MAKEUP BY JESSIE COLEMAN AND CARLA HOWARD. MODELS ALEX HENDRICKSON AND MARIA BOHN FOR HEYMAN TALENT. PHOTOGRAPHY ASSISTANT TOMMY BAKER.
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Top-shelf, limited edition bourbons and barware beckon at the Lewis & Louis shop.
BISHOP & YOUNG DRESS, $89, FROM THE URBAN FARMGIRLS; PIXIE MOOD PURSE, $48, FROM SIX SISTERS; FORME HEADPIECE, $450, FROM FORME MILLINERY IN MELLWOOD ART & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
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You and your out-of-town guests donâ€™t need a room to enjoy amenities like the Library Bar, bowling alley or the Urban Food Hall. ON ALEX, LEFT: BISHOP & YOUNG DRESS, $115, AT THE URBAN FARMGIRLS. LILANA SHOES, $29.95 FROM PIX SHOES. FASCINATOR, $250, FROM THE HAT GIRLS IN NORTON COMMONS. ON MARIA: BLACK HALO DRESS, $374, AT LIV BOUTIQUE. CARMEN MARC VALVO SHOES, $69.95, FROM PIX SHOES. FASCINATOR, $250, FROM THE HAT GIRLS.
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These escalators will carry countless women in gowns to galas in the stunning ballroom on the mezzanine. When will you be there? ALICE MCCALL DRESS, $430, AT RODEO DRIVE. MARY FRANCIS BAG, $275, FROM LIV BOUTIQUE. THE HAT GIRLS HEADPIECE, $350, AT THE HAT GIRLS IN NORTON COMMONS
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GET GLOWING Soft light, scented candles and soothing saunas will revive your spirits; oxygen facials will refresh your complexion. ON MARIA: DVF JUMPSUIT, $468, AT RODEO DRIVE; HEADCANDI FASCINATOR, $344, AT HOUSE OF K BOUTIQUE.
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Sprawling, curtained booths at Pin + Proof provide a perfect landing place post-track. ON ALEX, LEFT: MILLY DRESS, $78, FROM SASSY FOX; SUMMER ELIASON NECKLACE, $198, FROM SUMMER ELIASON DESIGNS; HAT, $520, AT HAT GIRLS IN NORTON COMMONS. ON MARIA: C CHRISTIAN JUMPSUIT, $88, FROM SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE; FORME HAT, $660, FROM FORME MILLINERY IN MELLWOOD ART & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
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THE SPA LIFE
The relaxation room in the sybaritic 20,000-square-foot Mokara Spa is the ideal recovery plan for a week at Churchill. Just sip infused water, exhale and wait for your massage. FYI: Spa treatments come with free rooftop pool and bar access. Go to omnihotels.com/hotels/louisville/ spa/packages for more information.
ON ALEX: DRESS FORUM MAXI DRESS, $89, AND EARRINGS, $10, FROM APRICOT LANE IN WESTPORT VILLAGE; HEADCANDI FASCINATOR, $328, AT HOUSE OF K BOUTIQUE.
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ROOMS WITH A VIEW
Stunning vantage points all over this 360 million dollar, world-class hotel offer a new perspective on the city you call home. ALICE MCCALL DRESS, $430, AT RODEO DRIVE; FORME COCKTAIL HAT, $475, AT FORME MILLINERY IN MELLWOOD ART & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
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The Omni Lobby is also a showplace for artwork, like this modern art installation. Over 21 curated local paintings, drawings and mixed media works are on display and for sale. VINEYARD VINES DRESS, $54, FROM SASSY FOX; THE HAT GIRLS FASCINATOR, $350, AT THE HAT GIRLS IN NORTON COMMONS.
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Bowling anyone? Yes please, at the posh Pin + Proof speakeasy, where a bar, small plates and plush booths promise afterhours adventures. C CHRISTIAN JUMPSUIT, $88, AT SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE IN NULU; SUMMER ELIASON RING, $265, AT SUMMER ELIASON DESIGNS ON FRANKFORT AVE; FORME HAT, $660, AT FORME MILLINERY IN MELLWOOD ART & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
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Turning Derby Into A Season
From black-tie balls to bed races and balloon glows, the Kentucky Derby Festival takes our city’s fabled race and turns it into a full season of fun. Here, just a few of the can’t-miss events.
FILLIES DERBY BALL SATURDAY, APRIL 14; 6:30 TO 1:00 GALT HOUSE EAST, GRAND BALLROOM
At this fabled black-tie gala, the Fillies coronate the queen of the princesses and WAVE3 News Anchor Shannon Cogan serves as the master of ceremonies. This special sixtieth anniversary celebration will include a gallery of Fillies memorabilia and promises to be an especially memorable evening.
WATERFRONT JAM FRIDAY, APRIL 27, THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 4 WATERFRONT PARK
The Kentucky Derby Festival Waterfront Jam includes live music on two stages at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville featuring over 30 local and regional bands and seven national acts. Admission to all concerts is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin. VIP viewing tickets are available for select shows.
IF YOU GO KDF Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff Stacey Robinson with Monte Durham
BOURBONVILLE THU, APRIL 12, 2018; 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM LOUISVILLE PALACE THEATER
This bourbon-drenched event celebrates two of our city’s passions—bourbon and Derby. General admission tickets, $50, include signature drinks and tastings from Kentucky distilleries (including Bulleit, Evan Williams, Flat Boat, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Jeptha Creed and more); bourbon-themed food and a free commemorative glass. With VIP tickets, $75, you get one-hour early access to a VIP lounge area, special Angel’s Envy Bourbon and a meet and greet with Master Distillers.
For information and tickets and a full schedule of Kentucky Derby Festival events, go to kdf.org.
THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE VIP ROOFTOP PARTY SATURDAY, APRIL 21; 2:30PM – 10:30PM 201 NORTH BROOK ST., LOUISVILLE, KY 40202— THE WATERFRONT GARAGE TOP
You’ve probably experienced the firework spectacle that is Thunder from someplace in our city. But did you know you can buy a front row seat? The Thunder VIP experience, which TOPS proudly sponsors, includes catered meals, an open bar, day-long entertainment, private restrooms and, yes, parking passes. The party will have you out of your seat for the day and on the edge of your seat when the fireworks light up the sky.
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BEHIND THE SCENES:
The Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show Thirty-three models, one department store, thirteen local boutiques and over one-hundred-and-ﬁfty outifts make up the one-hour long spectacle that is the city’s biggest annual fashion show. As proud media sponsors, TOPS gets a front row seat on the entire undertaking. Here’s a look at how it all happens. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY MARTY PEARL
1. MACY’S 2. DARLING STATE OF MIND 3. SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE 4. SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE 5. BLU BOUTIQUE 6. SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE 7. MACY’S 8. SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE 9. SIX SISTERS BOUTIQUE
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BEHIND THE SCENES:
The Macyâ€™s Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show
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The new Omni Louisville Hotel offers a sophisticated experience soaked in the local f lavor of one of the most unique and scenic cities in the country. Take a seat at acclaimed restaurants, Bobâ€™s Steak & Chop House and Neighborhood Services, or get something on the go from Falls City Market, an urban food hall. Indulge at the signature Mokara Spa, or roll into Speakeasy, a bourbon bar with bowling lanes. Book your stay now to enjoy this one-of-a-kind destination.
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SHOP THE SHOW:
The Westport Village Runway For The Roses This year’s Westport Village Derby fashion show, sponsored by TOPS and produced by editor Christine Fellingham, was a fast-moving crash course in spring style that beneﬁted Maryhurst. The fourteen models were outﬁtted for everything from Thurby to Derby to spring break. Here, a few favorites. 1
PHOTOS BY CANDICE GENTRY
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1. FRESH BOUTIQUE FOR GIRLS
2. SHIRTS, TIES N’ LINKS
3. A DARLING STATE OF MIND
4. APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE
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Apricot Lane This Westport Village boutique is bustling any time of year, but especially before Derby. With daily shipments of vibrant dresses, one-of-a-kind hats, killer shoes and adorable gifts, this locally owned shop helps you get dressed for every occasion while tackling your entire to-do list. PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
f you can’t find anything to wear, you haven’t walked into Apricot Lane in Westport Village. This 2,000-squarefoot store is practically stocked to the ceilings with stunning, must-have fashion statements. Come Derby time, they’re in high gear. “Last year, I know that we sold over 120 hats and fascinators and 600 dresses,” says owner Wendy Bootes. But with their warm and friendly service, they make everyone feel completely catered to. “We want people to walk out feeling happy,” says Bootes. “We want them to be able to embrace the trends in a way that’s age appropriate and that flatters their body type.” That’s easy to do in store that not only carries everything from bralettes to fashion tape to dresses, but that’s also brilliantly organized for instant outfit assembly. “Women are busy,” says Bootes. “I merchandise the store so they see everything they need one place. The Derby dresses are next to the Derby hats. The beachy pieces are all together. I have a whole coverup section. We don’t do those little vignettes.
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by Anita. What they’re not is overpriced; prices range from $125 to $175. (Fascinators start around $40.)
Wendy Bootes and Jennifer Foreman.
We arrange the store the way people shop.” So, while the leather sofa and comfy chairs make this colorful shop a perfect place to linger with friends, you can also get in and out in an instant. “I’ve had women walk in literally on the way to the track, buy a dress, put on the hat and go,” she laughs. Her hats, by the way, are oneof-a-kind creations embellished by Hats
The no-sticker-shock approach extends to everything in the store. Most everything is under a hundred dollars. The outfit-making accessories hover around $10 or $20. A new prom dress selection is priced under $250 and swimwear separates are priced around $40 a piece. “Swimsuits are so difficult to shop for and a lot of stores don’t carry them anymore,” says Bootes, “but you can’t order a swimsuit online.” Instead, you can come buy one where the prices are reasonable, the atmosphere is laid back and the approach to fashion is pure fun.” Says Bootes, “Whether they’re in a hurry or here to browse, I want everyone who comes in to have a great time.”
IF YOU GO
Apricot Lane Boutique is located at 1301 Herr Lane. Call 502-708-2822 for more information.
VICTORY The race may be only two minutes, but the economic impact on Louisville is felt all year. It’s all coming up roses. BY STEVE KAUFMAN
on’t take it from us, or from Churchill Downs, or from Greater Louisville Inc., or the mayor’s office. Here’s what John Steinbeck had to say: “During Derby Week, Louisville is the capital of the world. The Kentucky Derby, whatever it is — a race, an emotion, a turbulence, an explosion — is one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things I have ever experienced.” The author of “Grapes of Wrath” and “East of Eden” put those words to racing’s signature annual event in 1956, after coming to Derby and watching Needles (with David Erb up) come from 16th place in a field of 17, overcoming 24 lengths to beat Calumet Farm’s Fabius (Bill Hartack up). (“Needles won going away,” was the contemporaneous account of the finish.) The event has become only more “beautiful” and “satisfying” in the ensuing 62 years. It’s still the best horserace in America for racing aficionados who come here from all over the world,
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but it’s more than that to the Derby’s hometown. For us, it’s a two-to-four week period when local events take place; when hot air balloons, fireworks and Canadian Hawks fill the sky; when hotel rooms and restaurant tables fill up. (The Brown Hotel has been sold out for Derby weekend since December 2017. “It’s been a sellout “every year for decades,” they told us.) It’s a period when cabs and reservations and parking spaces are hard to get; when Pegasus is a pin, and blankets are made of flowers; when “fascinator” is suddenly part of our vernacular. (When’s the last time you used “fascinator” in a sentence? Probably at this time a year ago.) Derby’s overall impact to Louisville is considerable. The Convention & Visitors Bureau places the total amount of money generated by two weeks of events through Derby weekend to be “more than $400 million.” Here are some of the numbers and facts behind all the hoopla.
It was reported in 2010 that NBC paid about $7 million annually for the broadcast rights to the race. (The contract was renewed in 2015, through 2025.) Here’s why:
17.9 million people: the number who tuned in to NBC to watch American Pharoah win the ﬁrst leg of the Triple Crown in 2015– the most watched Kentucky Derby in history. 15 million plus: the average number of viewers who have watched the Kentucky Derby in ﬁve of the last seven years.
Not surprisingly, Louisville topped the 2015 metered markets with a 35.0 rating and 65 share. The other top markets: Ft. Myers, Fla.; Cincinnati, Ohio; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Tampa/ St. Petersburg, Fla.; Richmond, Va.; Orlando, Fla.; and Knoxville, Tenn.
The Financial Impact Of The Festival The economic impact of Kentucky Derby Festival events is enormous. A study conducted in 2011 by several members of the University of Louisville’s MBA Program estimates it to be $127.9 million. The study reported that for every $1 spent by the Kentucky Derby Festival, more than $22 was generated for the Greater Louisville economy. Here’s the breakdown:
$22.4 million MARATHON/ MINI-MARATHON
CHOW WAGON/ FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATERFRONT
$16,472,795 BASKETBALL CLASSIC
GREAT BED RACES
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$56.6 million GREAT BALLOON GLOW
5,079,449 GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE
The BarnstableBrown party on Derby eve has raised “tens of thousands of dollars,” for diabetes research since the party was inaugurated in 1988, according to the party’s neighbor, annual attendee and curbside host, Larry Bisig (CEO of Bisig Impact Group). Since 2009, Churchill Downs has distributed more than $740,000 in funds for breast and ovarian cancer awareness through its Pink Out initiative on Kentucky Oaks Day.
$703,535 $1 MILLION HOLE-INONE GOLF CONTEST
Since 2010, Churchill Downs has contributed more than $235,000 to hunger relief locally and around the country through its Taste of Derby event on Thursday of Derby Week.
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Marianne Stokes (Austrian, 1855–1927) The Passing Train, 1890 Oil on canvas 24 x 30 in. Private Collection; Photo: Dominic Brown, D.G.A. Brown Photography Courtesy American Federation of Arts
Women Artists in the Age of Impressionism is organized by the American Federation of Arts. Guest curator Laurence Madeline, Chief Curator for French National Heritage, was aided by Suzanne Ramljak, AFA Curator, and Jeremiah William McCarthy, AFA Associate Curator. Presentation of the exhibition at the Speed Art Museum is coordinated by Erika Holmquist-Wall, Chief Curator at the Speed Art Museum.
Additional support for the exhibition is provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts A. Cary Brown and Steven E. Epstein Paul and Deborah Chellgren Elizabeth W. Davis The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Corporate support for the Speed Art Museum’s exhibition season is provided by
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number of acres in the inﬁeld number of horse barns number of stalls (plus another 490 at trackside)
number in attendance to the Derby last year
number in attendance to Oaks last year.
the record-breaking number in attendance in 2015.
OVERCOMING THE ODDS
number of reserved seats
number in attendance at a typical Super Bowl.
number of betting windows with mutuel clerks
number of Bet Pros
number of BAMs (Bill Automated Machines)
number of parimutuel employees in 2015
total number of ways to wager at the track
number of international simulcast wagering outlets that co-mingle betting into Churchill Downs pools
number of workers at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (includes more than 2,000 full-time, parttime and seasonal employees; vendors; and outside employment agencies)
number of full-time, part-time and seasonal employees on an average Saturday live race day at Churchill Downs
number of media credentials issued on Derby day number of televisions at the track
Safe & Sound Approximately 30 different federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are on-site for Derby and Oaks. That includes Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville SWAT team, Louisville Fire Department, Kentucky National Guard, Kentucky State Police, Jefferson and Grayson County sheriffs, FBI, U.S. Marshalls, United States Secret Service, DEA, National Weather Service and Department of Homeland Security.
• There are also vehicle, foot, bicycle and mounted patrol (plus pickpocket and scalping specialty details) • There are bomb-sniffing dogs trained for explosive detection • There are approximately
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Derby attendance over the last eight years:
You Bet! There are some big dollars being spent and won at the Greatest Race. Here are some ways to break down the spending and winning: $194.5 million
$121.6 million to a record $240.3 million
Wagering from all sources on the Kentucky Derby Day program in 2015, the raceâ€™s all-time highest. ($23.0 million on-track and $171.3 million off-track) Wagers on the Kentucky Derby alone in 2015
The highest on-track wagering on the
Kentucky Derby Day program, in 2012
Amount returned to bettors on the Kentucky Derby Day program by Churchill Downs in 2016
Purses earned from the Kentucky Derby Day program in 2016
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Total wagers ($12.0 million on-track and record $34.0 million off-track) on Kentucky Oaks Day in 2015, including $15.2 million on the Kentucky Oaks alone
The increase in combined Oaks and Derby all-sources wagering since 2000 (a 90.5 percent increase)
$30.1 million to $35.0 million
The increase in on-track handle since 2000 (sixteen percent)
$96.0 million to a record $205.3 million
The amount off-track betting has skyrocketed since 2000 (or 113.9 percent)
The number of parimutuel tickets Churchill Downs sold on Kentucky Derby in 2015;
The number of parimutuel tickets that were cashed
The number of parimutuel tickets that were canceled in 2015
Number of parimutuel employees in 2015
Amount paid to customers with winning tickets on Kentucky Derby in 2015
$127 million plus
Amount paid out in 2009 to those holding winning tickets for 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird â€” $103.20 for a $2 ticket.
Do your research before deciding on any cosmetic procedure According to the ASPS, breast implants are expected to take the #1 spot in 2018. How is the best implant selected for a patient? Dr. Samuels is a recognized expert in the specialty of breast augmentation, breast lift and breast revision surgery, having participated in all of the studies which led to the currently FDA-approved devices. As a result, she uses a very unique bio-dimensional approach to the selection of the perfect breast implant style and size for a patient. She listens to the desires of each patient and then artfully selects the perfectly sized round or shaped device, carefully selecting the appropriate implant position for the best long-lasting result. Many surgeons only use one type of implant and make a final selection based upon office examination only, where intra-operative findings aren’t taken into account, and this doesn’t always lead to the most natural result. Dr. Samuels frequently uses intra-operative sizing to select the best size device from a pre-selected range, and this process also reduces the chances of post-operative asymmetries...a frequent cause for revision surgery. Surgeons have options, therefore, the patient has choices! The best choice is as individual as each patient is unique.
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What’s On The Menu? The totals below are from 2009, the most recent year for which these tallies were available.
142,000 HOT DOGS
18,000 BARBECUE SANDWICHES
1,892 SHEETS OF DERBY PIE
7,800 LITERS OF BOURBON
120,000 MINT JULEPS
522,000+ CANS OF BEER (THROUGHOUT THE DERBY WEEKEND)
the rate of pie-making at Kern’s Kitchen in March and April
1,000 HOT BROWNS ARE ORDERED OVER DERBY WEEKEND AT THE BROWN HOTEL (WHERE THE DISH WAS CREATED IN THE 1920S)
the number of Derby pies Kern’s Kitchen makes all year.
Churchill’s Shopping List 14,000 pounds of chicken 11,000 pounds of New York Strip loin 11,000 pounds of turkey 43,600 jumbo shrimp 12,000 pounds of potatoes 1,100 gallons of salad dressing 2,350 pounds (or 9,400 sticks) of butter 2,600 gallons of dairy cream 2,200 gallons of assorted oils 395,000 fresh berries 218 imported, rolled cigars 92 TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018
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Traditions By Numbers
127,000 MINT JULEPS
This race makes so many bucket lists not just because of the excitement of the sporting event, but because of the beauty of the traditions that have grown around it. Here’s a closer look:
40,000 OAKS LILIES (VODKA, CRANBERRY JUICE, TRIPLE SEC AND SWEET AND SOUR)
90 400 60 2,100 22,000
5,000 LITERS OF BOURBON percent of female attendees wear Derby hats. “High-end” Derby hats can cost anywhere from $500 to thousands of dollars and can take up to seven days to create.
13,000 GLASSES OF G.H. MUMM CHAMPAGNE
“Freedom” roses from Kroger’s master ﬂoral designers are individually hand sewn to the winner’s garland which is 2 ½ yards long, 14 inches wide and weighs 40 pounds
475,000 POUNDS OF SHAVED ICE FOR MINT JULEPS AND OAKS LILIES
matching long-stemmed red roses, wrapped with 10 yards of ribbon, comprise the winning jockey’s bouquet
2,250 POUNDS OF MINT (ALL LOCALLY GROWN)
roses dress the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle
300 CRATES OF MINT 522,000 CANS OF BEER
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efore the mint juleps are poured and the call to post sounds, read on to meet the local business owners and organizations who make derby season the highlight of the year. For locals and out of town guests alike, they are dedicated to providing winner circle worthy experiences for everyone.
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SIX SISTERS Providing the only all women’s shopping location in NULU, Six Sisters is your spot for a down home, Southern in spirit and city in style experience. Katie Meinhart is the style minded buyer behind the shop’s beautiful inventory, and she cites the influence of her multi-generational siblings as her primary strength. As she observes, “a sister keeps you honest,” and that’s clear in the pricing you will find as well as the advice you will receive at this fun, easygoing shop. You’re sure to make some great new discoveries and leave with a whole new idea of you and your personal style... Just in time for Derby season! Six Sisters has just brought in a wide array of stunningly beautiful fascinators, and with prices ranging from $28 to $198, you are sure to find something for every single budget. Six Sisters is located at 804 East Market Street
AIMIE & CO When the talented and experienced salon expert Amie Mitchell Bradford discovered the Natural Beaded Row hair extension method a few years ago, she knew that she just had to share it. Here’s a way to create a totally natural looking and feeling extension, one that’s lush, full, and completely flexible for any style that you can imagine. Amie is a fully accredited expert in the innovative approach, and in fact, her salon is the first in the area where you can experience it. Amie, a 17 year veteran in hair styling, formed Amie and Co almost 4 years ago to be a cozy, homey, but still quite upscale oasis of style. Book your appointment soon- because a great Derby Hat deserves a gorgeous hairstyle to compliment it. Amie and Co is located at 1521 Blackiston Mill Road in Clarksville. You can reach them as (502) 641-4895.
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DEE’S CRAFTS If you’ve always wanted to create your own unique Kentucky Derby hat--one that will make a huge splash wherever you go and which you can save forever as an amazing keepsake, Dee’s is your headquarters. With over 48 years of ever evolving experience in hats, Dee’s has a helpful, professional staff and all the materials you need to make a fabulously unique topper. Let Dee’s expert staff help you choose a base hat from a huge variety of styles and a rainbow of colors; they will then assist you in choosing feathers, netting, ribbon, flowers, and much more, to suit your taste and style. Dee’s will lend their expertise in assembling a Derby hat so completely self-expressive and totally “you”—or they can completely relieve your stress and create the masterpiece for you! Dee’s also has hundreds of unique hats and fascinators on display which you can take home immediately. If you already have
a dress or outfit in mind, bring it in; Dee’s is bursting with every accoutrement to perfect your Derby ensemble, including stunning jewelry and accessories. Dee’s is a Louisville institution, attributing their long tenure to attentive, personal service to each customer, a fabulous selection, and a drive and dedication to constantly embracing modern style. Their motto is “If you haven’t seen Dee’s lately, you haven’t seen Dee’s!”…and it is most certainly true. Every time you walk through the door, you’ll find a virtually whole new store! Dee’s is located 5045 Shelbyville Road, across from The Mall St. Matthews, and near St. Matthews Community Center. See daily specials and get more information at deescrafts.com, and also get a taste of what they have to offer in hats at the very special site: Deeshats.com
JENNIFER LAWRENCE ARTS FUND AT THE FUND FOR THE ARTS Jennifer Lawrence isn’t just one of the world’s biggest movie stars; she is also a truly innovative philanthropist. Recognizing the huge difference the arts made in her life growing up, she’s giving back via the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts. Led by Meredith Lawrence, Jennifer’s sister-in-law, the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund invests in innovative initiatives that increase access to the arts, drive student success, and promote arts excellence. Since its creation in 2016, the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund has served more than 75,000 individuals through transformative arts experiences while supporting 34 creative organizations. Karen Lawrence’s leadership on both the Awards in the Arts Planning and Selections Committee have been critical from the inception of Awards in the Arts event, which first launched in 2016 to benefit the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts. The 2018 Awards in the Arts presented by Woodford Reserve and Joy Mangano will be held at Churchill Downs on April 28th, recognizing seven artists and arts groups who are transforming Louisville’s cultural landscape. You can find out more at www.fundforthearts.org/awardsinthearts.
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DERBY DIVERSITY BUSINESS SUMMIT Derby is the time of year when the world turns its eyes to our River City. Thanks to the vision of Tawana Bain, diverse business leaders from all over the U.S. will be here this season to see and be seen, celebrate the Derby in style, and build connections with other leaders for the inaugural Derby Diversity & Business Summit. Tawana, the entrepreneur of a local project management firm, NAC and co-founder of cutting-edge clothing line, AFM Threads, has made it her mission for Louisville to shine like a coat of many colors as the city comes to life this year. As founder and chair of the Derby Diversity Business Summit, Tawana sees it as “a summit for diversity & inclusion, supplier diversity leaders, and leading diverse-owned businesses.” This event shines a spotlight on the wide variety of people of every race, culture, gender, and orientation, whom are deemed the best in class within their respective industries and are well
suited to take on major projects with some of the world’s top corporations. The DDBS will show the world that here in Louisville, we embrace and celebrate diversity. The four-day summit at Louisville’s Galt House will take place between May 2nd and 5th and include entry to exclusive events, including the Derby itself. The Who’s Who of keynote speakers, innovative workshops, as well as some very notable sponsors including Humana, Delta Airlines and Nestlé promise to make it an event to remember. Attendees will make connections and garner industry knowledge that will benefit them for years to come — and have a terrific time doing it. You can find all the information regarding this landmark organization and event at derbydiversity.com, and if seeking some out of the box derby style ideas–check out Tawana’s fantastic fashions at afmthreads.com.
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COMFORT By combining Country French details with Southern charm, Cherry House designer Jan Davisson created warm and inviting ambiance that simply screams Derby party, y’all. PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG JR. BY ALLISON JONES
hen her clients, Vickie and Darrell Embry, mentioned their interest in incorporating a Provencal flourish into the interior of their gracious, new Prospect home, Jan Davisson, interior designer with Cherry House Furniture Galleries was immediately inspired. “They have always loved the French country style, so when they purchased this home, they decided to simply go for it,” she says. “What they love about the style is the beauty and elegance blended with informality and coziness. We achieved that balance by blending shades of yellow, ivory and black with patterns to achieve a look that exudes warmth and comfort with a touch of sophistication.”
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perfect example is the stunning focal point in the great room: The faux ceiling— painted to look like real wood boards – adds an architectural element to the cavernous space. “The goal for this room was to be able to seat a lot of people,” says Davisson who just finished refreshing the décor with additional pillows, accessories and window treatments for impending Derby entertaining. Furniture placement in the room is ideal for a Derby gathering. Fabric accent chairs partnered with a plush sofa inviting conversation. Ottomans and a bench are nearby to assist with additional seating. Windows boasting patterned drapes flank the fireplace. Lamps and collectibles are featured on the sofa table.
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here is a seamless transition from the great room into the expansive kitchen. Stylish pendants illuminate the long, sleek island clad with black and white granite, an apron-front sink and inviting chairs are charming details. The ivory cabinets found on the perimeter of the kitchen play nicely with the dark contrast of the island base. Wide plank floors—a nod to both Southern and European charm— anchor the room. A vin-
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tage chandelier spotlights the French country table of ivory and stained wood surrounded by a mixture of painted wood and fabric accent chairs. “One of the homeowner’s favorite additions was the bicycle art hanging on the wall,” says Davisson. “It really captures that quaint and charming feel we were going for. It incorporates the color palette – ivory, black, and yellow— and adds a whimsical vibe to the room.”
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his master bedroom was designed to complement their ornate espresso furniture, a wall of art and a floor mirror so the room is completely dressed,” she says. To soften the space, an accent wall – where the bed resides–is drenched in a lively yellow that is complemented by a platinum silver brocade overlay. The rest of the room is subtle with its gray walls that host the homeowner’s stylish art. Elegant drapes frame the windows while a tufted accent chair adds a comfortable place to unwind. The home simply flows with amenities. From the lower level with its one-of-a-kind bar to the triangle-shaped hot tub just steps away from the media room, this is an entertainment hub. Can anybody say Derby?
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JAN’S TOP 4 We asked Jan to share some of the essential sources from this home.
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P.L. LYONS OF P.L. LYONS ARCHITECTURAL BUILDERS MOST FURNISHINGS FROM CHERRY HOUSE FURNITURE DRAPED IN STYLE FOR ALL THE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS SOUTHERN COMFORT HOT TUBS
Paint Colors It’s the question our designers and staffers get asked most often about our design stories. So, here goes:
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Main Floor/Master bedroom ceiling/ lower-level family room, hall and bathroom
PORTER 6937 SEA SALT
PORTER 6943 WHITE MIST
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 7015 REPOSE GRAY
Master Bedroom accent wall
Master bathroom water closet
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 7016 MINDFUL GRAY (Powder room also has a metallic platinum and gold overlay)
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 0078 SUNBEAM YELLOW with platinum silver brocade overlay
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 7616 BREEZY
Dining Rooms Revamped Local designer Lee Robinson can help create a home or room from the foundation up or do a fast, ﬂy-by consult where he speed-styles your living spaces. Here, just in time for Derby entertaining and décor tweaks, some of his luxe dining room renos. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY CHRISTINE MUELLER
here is no right or wrong way to design a dining room,” says Lee Robinson, chief executive office of Lee W. Robinson Design. “I design rooms for clients’ lifestyles. When I come in for a consult, I look at the space, take inventory of their pieces and come up with a vision. If we have to work with their grandmother’s table, then I work with it. But it’s all about balance. I can bring in modern elements and make it theirs.” Those modern elements don’t have to be new pieces of furniture. “Sometimes it’s a glamorous new light fixture instead of the original crysal chandelier,” says Robinson. Often, he can pull strings and have walls freshy papered, windows re-dressed and light fixtures switched out for something more fabulous in time for pre-Derby drinks or an impending graduation party, On these pages, inspiration and advice.
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If you still have sheers and heavy layered treatments, consider getting rid of them. Swags, balloon valances, rufﬂed valances all block light and shorten windows. Removing them will make your ceilings higher and your room brighter. Bringing in ﬂoor-length panels in unfussy fabrics can create a fabulous focal point.
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“Dining sets can look dated,” says Lee. “Bringing in upholstered chairs with graceful lines can add a touch of modern glamour.” Seating doesn’t have to be limited to chairs around the table. “If you have the square footage, I love the idea of adding chairs or benches for conversation,” says Lee. “A dining room should be an elegant hub for entertaining. People who don’t use their dining rooms just haven’t decorated them to ﬁt their lives.”
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Busy patterns can date a room and draw the focus downward. Bringing in a soft neutral ﬂoor covering will enlarge and update.
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Small Bites BY NANCY MILLER
Off-The-Radar Derby Dining Derby week is restaurant craziness on overdrive. It’s hard to get a table and plans change; sometimes you need to get creative. So, we asked a few chefs and restaurateurs where they grab a bite if they have a few minutes to spare.
For a quick lunch, I go to Ollie’s Trolley for a burger. I have to get extra fries. That seasoning is amazing. If I go out after work, I may head to the Outlook Inn where they have a good selection of beers. Whatever’s local on tap is what I order.
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wner Dr. Kamlesh Dave and consulting chef Lawrence Agnew never stop tweaking their plant-based menu at Inwave. “People who are health-conscious first and then like the taste, as well as those who come first for the taste, have discovered we don’t serve medicinal food or a hospital diet, but delicious food they can enjoy day to day,” says Dave. Inwave has recently added nutritional information to the menus, so diners now know exactly what they’re eating. For instance, for a super-healthy, super tasteful meal, you can’t beat the Power Bowl, a mix-and-match mélange of grains, legumes, vegetables, sauces and accents that range from 436 to 560 calories, 74 to 94 grams of carbs, 5 to 8 grams of fat, 18 to 30 grams of protein and 6 to 12 grams of fiber. Start your day with an Inwave Breakfast Bar and you’ll rack up only 290 calories but will benefit from 10 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. You’ll also be able to check the calorie counts of items such as breakfast tacos, coffee cake, a spicy black bean burger, flatbread, potato salad, beanitos chips, soupa of the day and air-baked fries. And it’s all just in time for Derby and swimsuit season diets.
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The poached eggs on the breakfast menu at Blue Dog. They’re perfectly poached over Blue Dog bread with prosciutto, wilted spinach and shaved Parmesan. Everything about the dish is right. Any out-of-town guest who eats this dish will be impressed. They only serve it until 10:30 a.m., so plan accordingly! Anne Shadle, general manager/partner of Mayan Café
I love the seared scallops with coconut broth, Asian pear appetizer, and the Brie salad at Jack Fry’s. They are quick and satisfying and are plenty of a meal for me. And I pair them with a couple glasses of wine. Michael Reidy, owner of The Irish Rover
I like to stay in bed and order from Bearno’s. Thin crust with all the meat toppings. Veggies, ick. To drink I start with a glass of milk and move to my favorite Far Niente wine. Kevin Grangier, owner of Le Moo, Blue Moo, Village Anchor and Kevin’s PICNIC.
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Box Lunches Locals know that packing your own delicious lunch for the track is as much of a tradition as that ﬁrst Julep. Finding one that will wow your friends and guests is always part of the fun. Here are a few suggestions.
The Cheddar Box 3909 Chenoweth Square, 502-893-2324 Four different lunches are offered. Box A: a selection of roast beef, turkey, country ham or grilled chicken; also includes pasta salad, a fresh fruit cup and a chocolate mint brownie. $20. Box B: vegetarian; bowtie pasta with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese; also includes mixed greens salad, fresh fruit cup and chocolate mint brownie. $ 17.50. Box C: grilled chicken on mixed greens, wild rice salad and chocolate mint brownie. $24. Box D: snack box serves two; cheese wafers, vegetables with spinach dip, herb cheese, country ham spread, crackers and two chocolate mint brownies. $22. Pre-orders may be placed by phone or by fax. Visit thecheddarbox.com.
Juleps Catering and The Bakery at Sullivan University 3100 Bardstown Road, 502-454-4499 A variety of upscale box lunches is offered. Each lunch includes a gourmet sandwich, side, dessert and drink. Prices range from $11 to $15. Sandwiches range from the classic ham and cheese and BLT to tuna or jerk chicken salad. Vegetarian options also available. Pre-orders may be placed. A select few will be available for walk-in orders.
The Café Bristol Catering 1862 Mellwood Avenue, 502-584-3663 Bristol Catering will customize your box lunches with items such as sundried tomato hummus with vegetables, quinoa salad, pineapple with spicy sugar dip, beef tenderloin sandwiches, Asian pasta salad, fresh fruit and cheese skewers, chips and raspberry brownies. $16.95 per lunch. Orders must be submitted by May 1 to guarantee availability. Call to order. Visit www.bristolcatering.com for more information.
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712 Brent Street, 502-589-9191 Box lunches include a selection of more than a dozen sandwiches, a side and a chocolate chunk cookie. $11.45. Sandwiches include the Edwardian–roasted turkey breast with Swiss, Cheddar, bacon, lettuce and tomato; the Louis XIV–country chicken salad; the Renaissance– an Italian sub; the Victorian–pimento cheese; and the Queen Anne–Benedictine. Choose from sides such as seasonal fruit salad, fiesta bean salad, pasta salad or potato chips. The cookie may be substituted for a Thoroughbred brownie for an extra $2.
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Derby With A French Accent Indulge yourself or your out-of-town guests with a ﬁne dining experience as memorable as The Greatest Race. Delicious food, effusive service and European charm await at Brasserie Provence. PHOTOS BY STACY DUNCAN • BY NANCY MILLER
wning his own restaurant was the dream of Guy Genoud’s life. It took a while for the dream to come true. The journey began in his native France and is alive and thriving at Brasserie Provence in Louisville. “I got the bug when I was 16 and working in a restaurant in Cannes. I was making decent money, a lot of cash, which was pretty cool,” he says. “I saw the passion restaurant owners and chefs had for the business, and I realized I felt the same way.” His restaurant career was sidelined as he pursued a degree in biology but quickly got back on track as he interned at Claridge’s Hotel in London. He returned to Cannes with a renewed interest in restaurants and hospitality. Moving to the United States, his experience was rounded out by 16 years with Hilton and, eventually, as general manager at the venerable Brown Hotel in Louisville. The entrepreneurial desire never waned. “When I was getting ready to turn 50, my wife, Stacy, told me it was now or never,” says Genoud. In 2013, the couple brought brasserie-style dining to Louisville.
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“Sometimes the public’s idea of a French restaurant is that it’s fancy, stuffy, expensive and serves small portions. In France, brasseries can be very casual to very chic. We decided our restaurant here would fall in the middle, upscale casual–comfortable and welcoming, not stuffy. At Brasserie Provence, we have generous portions; we’re not super expensive, and we are approachable,” says Genoud. He gives kudos to his staff for the restaurant’s success. “We are what we are because of them. The majority of them have been with me since we opened. They have such a commitment to provide the highest quality food and service,” he says. “Chef Patrick Gosden started as a line cook, then moved up to sous chef, then chef. He
has grown with me over the past three years. I think of it as our kitchen, not my kitchen. We do wine dinners so he can show his creativity through different cuisines, such as Spanish and Italian. I don’t mind when he does fusion style. It doesn’t always have to be classic French,” he says.
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The menu features a selection of dishes that are typical of the traditional French brasserie, such as French onion soup, a cheese display, charcuterie and steak frites. Into the menu, he and Gosden interweave recipes from Genoud’s mother, grandmother and sister that he enjoyed as a young man, reflect the products of Provence and the style of cooking in the south of France.
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Beef Filet Mignon Wellington Fried potato coins, green asparagus, port balsamic reduction Baked King Salmon Herb risotto cake, pattypan squash, citrus beurre blanc Roasted Rack of Lamb Gratin Dauphinois, honey glazed baby heirloom carrots, Syrah demi-glace Seared Sea Scallops Smoky bacon creamy polenta, baby zucchini, Nantua sauce DESSERT
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Chef Patrick Gosden
“My maternal grandmother was from Alsace and would make Alsatian choucroute. To be with the family and have a big platter of sauerkraut with different parts of pork, the sausage and the potatoes, it was wonderful. And we drank it with beer, not wine,” he says. His paternal grandmother was not known for her culinary prowess, but it is with great fondness he remembers her Sunday lunch ritual. “She would have a lot of crudités like fennel and celery and olives and cucumber and sausages. I just loved that.” Going mushroom and berry picking in the mountains is another memory he treasures. For the next few weeks much of his attention will be centered around preparing for Derby guests. The past couple of years have shown him that Wednesday and Thursday nights of Derby week attract primarily local diners to Brasserie Provence, while out-of-town guests make up the majority of Oaks and Derby evening clientele. “Previously, they could visit a bar and enjoy appetizers, then go to dinner at a restaurant or a private party on Saturday night,” says Genoud., “but now that the actual Derby is run so late, they don’t have the time or luxury to go to a few places. Since their dinner will be later and we don’t know for sure what time they will arrive, we offer only one seating with a prix fixe menu and the table is guaranteed to the customer for the entire evening. We make it special.”
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Serves 6 − 18 diver sea scallops − ¼ stick unsalted sweet cream butter Polenta − 3 to 4 cups of heavy cream − 1 ½ cups polenta − ½ pound applewood smoked bacon, diced, cooked and drained of grease
− 1 tablespoon fresh chopped Italian parsley − Fresh ground pepper Nantua Sauce − ¼ stick unsalted sweet cream butter, melted − ¼ cup flour − ½ cup milk − A sprinkle of ground nutmeg − 1 cup of lobster stock ( can be substituted by 1 small can of Lobster Bisque)
− 1 cup heavy cream − 3 ounces Cognac − 1 cup cooked crayfish tails − Salt and pepper Zucchini − 18 baby zucchini, sliced in half − ¼ stick unsalted sweet cream butter − 1 tablespoon fresh thyme − Salt and pepper
FOR THE POLENTA: In a pan, bring the cream to a simmer. Slowly and with a whisk, add the polenta. Cook for 10 minutes. Add bacon, parsley and pepper. FOR THE NANTUA SAUCE: Make the roux by blending ¼ stick melted butter with the ﬂour. Add milk to make a béchamel by adding the nutmeg. Add lobster bisque, cream, Cognac, crayﬁsh, salt and pepper. Cook slowly for 10 minutes. FOR THE ZUCCHINI: Sauté the zucchini in butter, thyme, salt and pepper.
FOR THE SCALLOPS: In a pan with butter, sear the scallops on both sides until they have a nice, golden crust, being sure you don’t overcook them. Salt and pepper to taste. TO SERVE: On a plate, place the scallops on top of the polenta. Place
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You and your wife, Stacy Duncan, run Brasserie Provence together. What’s it like working so closely with your spouse? When we put the company together it was like having another child. It was great for both of us and was a lot of fun; although it was also very tiring. Opening was chaotic, like it is with any new restaurant. She and I work well because at times we have different visions, which is very positive. I’m in the mode of being a good operator, dealing with the food, the plating and service. The rest is up to her. She’s a professional photographer and is very creative and detail oriented. She takes care of the marketing and social media and the visuals. Me, I mingle with the customers, something Stacy doesn’t like to do. When she comes to help out on a busy night, she’s in the kitchen expediting plates.
Are you a serious horse racing fan? I go to the track with friends and have a couple of drinks and bet on a few horses just for the fun of it. I don’t have a particular betting strategy. I go by the name of the horse or its number or the color of the jockey’s silks.
Derby Week must be phenomenally hectic for you. It’s a long week but not like it was in the hotel business. That would run from six in the morning until midnight. And we don’t do much lunch business that week because people are at the track. When Mother’s Day is the Sunday after Derby, that’s when it gets tough.
You spend so many hours each week at the restaurant. When you’re not focused on your customers and their dining experience, do you enjoy cooking at home? I try to cook a little bit on Sundays and when my kids come back from college. It’s a joy to have them at home and to cook for them. They love when I make pork roast with mushroom sauce. And French fries any time. I usually cook very simply. Maybe lasagna or leg of lamb or we might grill some nice local vegetables and steaks. We usually eat Mediterranean style, natural and light. Fish is always great.
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Getting Back To Our Roots Derby season is the ideal time to be Kentucky proud and remember that our acclaimed culinary reputation has its roots in our farming traditions. These ﬁve featured chefs haven’t forgotten where the seeds of our foodie scene were planted. BY NANCY MILLER • PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER
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hile our local chefs can go head-to-head with their peers in bigger cities when it comes to trends like gastronomy or global fusion, we shouldn’t forget the visionaries in the farm-to-table movement, like Kathy Cary, who put our city on the culinary map… and kept it there. Anyone wanting to dig deeper into the strong connection between our agricultural heritage and acclaimed
cuisine can turn to Kentucky Tourism (KentuckyTourism/food.com), which has wisely created a variety of culinary trails—much like the bourbon and urban bourbon trails— that can take you on an edible journey of discovery up I-65 or I-71 that will have you belting out My Old Kentucky Home while marveling at the many nouvelle dining experiences that have been cultivated from our state’s farming history.
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rowing up on the farm was wonderful and very special. I was so lucky. We had lots of freedom and were surrounded by the beauty of the land and animals. It is still very dear to my heart,” says Kathy Cary about Longfield Farm in Prospect. Kathy is lauded as one of the chefs, if not the chef, who was instrumental in bringing farm-to-table to Louisville. She credits the 300-acre, all organic farm with instilling in her the love of growing much of the food she serves at her restaurant, Lilly’s Bistro. “It’s how I got into cooking – the joy of planting, watering and watching something grow, the reward of picking it from the garden and coming back to the restaurant and making a dish. You feel like you’re part of nature, part of the story, and of what people will eat and feel rewarded by your hands,” she says. Maintaining the farm is what she describes as a plural effort. Someone helps with her mother’s flower garden-- the mowing, horses and soy bean acreage. “The vegetable garden, that’s little old me,” she says. Her sister Louise is tasked with coordinating everyone. Cary looks through catalogs and visits nurseries to select seeds that are challenging and fun to grow. Her garden produces heirloom and classic tomatoes; Thai, jalapeño and banana peppers; cucumbers; baby eggplant; asparagus; broccoli; cauliflower; and herbs, the main one being basil because Lilly’s uses it in large quantities. “The squash went berserk last year, like A Little House of Horrors. I plant it in its own area because it’s pretty wild,” she says. Haricots verts aren’t as unruly, growing easily up a wire fence.
Roc Pictured are Rocco Cadolini, Owner of ROC Restaurant with Anthony Bonomo, owner of Always Dreaming , winner of the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Last year she used the squash in squash soup she made with Kenny’s Cheddar. The eggplant? In eggplant Parmesan. About the tomatoes, she says plain is best. “Sometimes I have an overwhelming number of weeds. Some of the plants don’t mind weeds. I don’t really care how the garden looks. I’m not a perfectionist. It’s all about what it produces,” says Cary.
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Proof on Main 702 W. MAIN STREET 502-217-6360
aura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, owners of 21c Museum Hotel and Proof on Main, purchased the more than 150-year old Woodland Farm in Goshen in 1996. Today, Proof on Main Executive Chef Mike Wajda has the enviable job of featuring many of the farm’s products in dishes that have won accolades from local and national press and visitors from around the world. Having such ties to a farm comes naturally to him. When he was younger, he helped out on a farm in a small town and was involved with tending his family’s garden and canning and preserving peaches and apples. Perhaps watching his mother make her own tomato sauce was inspiration to his becoming a chef.
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lthough his parents had a small garden and he had a summer job laying irrigation pipes for tobacco fields in Harrison County, Tyler McNabb had little actual gardening or farming experience. That changed when he joined Holly Hill Inn. McNabb, chef de cuisine, and other members of the kitchen crew tend the herb garden at Holly Hill. They grow rosemary, oregano, lavender, bay leaf, two kinds of sage, curly and flat leaf parsley, chives, tarragon, dill, basil and three varieties of thyme: lemon, standard and spicy orange. “It’s much more satisfying to walk out the back door of the kitchen to snip chives or lavender buds rather than opening up a plastic bag that was delivered from miles away. We use the garden as much as we can. For being a small garden, it produces a lot for us,” says the chef. The herbs usually provide complementary notes but play a more prominent role in Holly Hill Inn’s head-on trout stuffed with shrimp and corn
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bread, smoked mussels or cray fish, and topped with a sauce gribiche full of tarragon, chives, dill, parsley, lemon thyme and hard-boiled eggs. Behind Holly Hill Inn is a garden that belongs to Mike and Amy Perry. McNabb and his staff help the Perrys with peppers, tomatoes, squash and beans. McNabb says, “We use the squash for soups, but we really look for the squash blossoms. They’re my favorite things from the garden even though they tend to have little non-flying insects that like to live inside the blossoms. Rinsing each individual blossom by hand is kind of a chore.” He pan fries the squash blossoms in an egg white batter and tops them with lemon herb sauce, romesco or pepper jelly. Last year he created a pissaladière, a handmade tart with melted spring onions, chives and leeks, and topped it with wilted squash blossoms. “It was sad when a couple of years ago the entire lemon balm crop got mowed down by accident. In hindsight it was funny, but we were all peeved at the time. Now it is flourishing,” he says.
“At Woodland Farm I talk with the lead horticulturist about what we want to grow, what I’m excited about and food trends,” says Wajda, referring to the farm and its sustainable growing practices and heritage foods such as bison, hogs, chickens (used for eggs) and many vegetables. “I like to take a team from the restaurant to the farm so that we can all get closer to the food we serve. Food no longer becomes a product off a truck. We’re petting the hogs, weeding the garden, snipping Swiss char. Last year, we foraged for wineberries. When we’re lucky, we find chanterelles.” Returning from the 1,000-acre farm, there’s much more appreciation and less waste of product than when it’s purchased from a supplier. “Talk about using hog from nose to tail. The same thing happens with vegetables because everyone has had their hands in the dirt. If they over-roast a carrot, they genuinely feel bad about it because they know the work that went into growing it,” says Wajda.” Among produce that’s on the agenda for this year are rhubarb, peas, tomatoes and parsel. Bucking the avocado toast trend, Wajda will instead use the peas on toast. And he plans to make rhubarb filling to cut the richness of the chicken liver pâté in his adult pop tart. Rhubarb pie lovers, don’t despair. There will be plenty of rhubarb for pies.
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hen Ramsi Kamar was a young boy in Jerusalem, he wanted to be more connected with the earth, to have a farm. That didn’t happen in Jerusalem, but it did in Fisherville, an area that is part of Metro Louisville.
The 16-acre, certified organic, Raising Hope Farm, started in 2009 by Kamar and his then wife, Rhona, has been a collaborative effort with Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, local government and the National Resource Conservation Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Those plants yielded more than he could use at home, so he took them to Volare, where he is partner and executive chef. Buoyed by customers’ reactions to the tomatoes, he planted 50 tomato plants the next year. The following year he added peppers, corn and herbs.
“At Growing Power, an amazing urban farm in Milwaukee, we attended workshops about microgreens, indoor cropping and greenhouses. I really got hooked on farming at Growing Power. The best thing I came out with was knowledge about composting, a very scientific process,” says Kamar.
n 2006, Josh Moore bought a 10-acre property in Taylorsville, not for the land but for the farmhouse. That year he planted 12 tomato plants.
What he formerly referred to as the garden, he now calls the farm, which includes a one-acre orchard of fruits and berries, plus two acres of other produce. “We have heavily invested in equipment, including plasticulture, a system widely used in commercial growing. Most small farmers wouldn’t do that but since I have a full-time restaurant career, the investment was worth it to be able to expand what we could grow,” he says. For Moore Farm, the UK agriculture program provided valuable assistance with plasticulture, plant spacing and trellising. Moore and his wife, Lindsay, do all the planting and harvesting. In the spring, they plant lettuces, five types of cauliflower and cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, collard greens, kale and root vegetables such as onions, potatoes, beets, carrots and radishes. Around Derby, which is extremely inconvenient for a chef, they plant summer crops – ten types of peppers, six varieties of eggplant, “a ton” of different squash, herbs like rosemary, thyme, dill, oregano, lemongrass, cilantro, Italian parsley and three types of basil. Moore uses the sweet Genovese basil in his pesto and in the Volare’s Caprese salad. The fall crop is similar to what was planted in the spring.
After buying the field to turn into a farm, the first years focused on infrastructure, such as getting water and electricity to the land. There has been a learning curve to running the farm. “We have learned a great deal and have the burning desire to farm. In the beginning, we grew more than we could harvest or use. We also learned we couldn’t farm without hired hands while we were in the restaurant. We changed our hours so we don’t serve lunch Monday through Thursday to give us time on the farm,” says Kamar. He works the farm while one of Rhona’s most important responsibilities is recordkeeping, that covers statistics including when plants peak and then go downhill. This year they will plant watermelon, tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, radishes, beets and pattypan squash and will build an herb garden that will have mostly perennials. Goji berries will be given another shot at success after previously having been taken outside too soon. Chickens are grown for their eggs and beef will be introduced for the first time. He incorporates the variety of farm products into his diverse menu at Ramsi’s Café on the World. “This is almost a perfect world for me. The perfect world would be homesteading on the farm,” says Kamar.
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Moore says, “There’s nothing like cutting broccoli and cauliflower in the morning and serving them at Volare that night. My favorite dish we serve from the farm is Caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes. I’m also looking forward to the prosciutto and melon plate. And the sour cherry grappa tart is phenomenal.” “We’ve become pretty serious farmers. I enjoy farming. It’s very therapeutic. And serving what we grow is great. We’re truly going from seed to plate. But my true love is being a chef,” says Moore. TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018 139
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If you’re looking for a believable, all-over glow— without chemicals— the Sjolie spray tan is for you. Application includes all-over exfoliation and takes about thirty minutes. Over the next few hours, you’ll develop a beautiful golden tan that looks like the real thing.
We’ve tried out dozens of facials and fast skincare treatments around town. Here are the ones that delivered the most visible results—healthy, hydrated, glow-y skin— right away.
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Understanding Autism “Think of it: a disability is usually deﬁned in terms of what is missing. … But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing, an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.”
Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism
BY BARBARA MEYER
utism is one of the most rapidly-growing developmental disorders in America. More than three and a half million Americans are living with autism, and our country spends $236-262 billion on autism services annually.
Autism is not a new condition. It was first diagnosed as a distinct clinical syndrome by Austrian child psychiatrist Leo Kanner in 1943. Kanner coined the term based on his observations of a patient named Donald Triplett and 10 other children with similar socialization issues.
Autism rates are on the rise - the CDC estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children have autism. The ratios are higher for males autism affects 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.
Triplett’s father’s wrote a letter to Kanner describing his son’s repetitive behavior, obsession with numbers, and social isolation, all traits that would be familiar to modern parents of autistic children. Kanner initially thought that Donald had schizophrenia, but eventually came to understand and name the unique condition he had identified as autism. A change in environment improved Triplett’s development and he was able to learn to golf, drive, get a college degree, work and travel abroad to 36 countries, including an African safari. Kanner’s landmark paper, “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact” paved the ground for further study of the condition.
What is autism?
here is wider awareness of autism than ever, but it is still greatly misunderstood. Autism is not a disease or type of mental illness. It’s a spectrum of five neurological disorders ranging from mild to profoundly disabling that impact socialization, language and communication. Autism is characterized by uneven skill development - an autistic child can struggle with language but have highly developed abilities in math or music.
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What causes autism?
he exact cause of autism is still unknown. In 1998, a widespread theory published in a medical journal falsely linked childhood vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella to autism. The article has since been retracted and the British doctor who wrote it was de-licensed. Another early theory, also disproven, linked autism to ”refrigerator parents”, citing insufficient emotional warmth towards their children as the cause of their condition. Modern science links genetics to autism. Parents whose first child has autism are more likely to have a second child with the condition. Studies have shown that if one identical twin has autism, the other has a 90 percent chance of having it too. Environmental factors, such as nutritional deficiencies, exposure to elements in pesticides and air pollution may also increase the risk. Conceiving a child later in life, pregnancy and birth complications, and pregnancies spaced less than a year apart are also possible risk factors.
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utism is typically diagnosed at age four. However, early signs can appear when the child is 12 to 18 months old. Those include repetitive gestures or sounds, limited eye contact, being non-responsive or nonverbal, and having unusual or intense reactions to sounds, touch, taste, smells and light. Some children with autism exhibit normal development up until 18 to 24 months of age and then either stop or regress. There is no physical test, like a brain scan, biopsy, or blood reading, that can diagnose autism. After other factors like vision or hearing issues have been ruled out, autism is diagnosed through observing behavior. Specially trained physicians and psychologists perform autism-specific behavioral evaluations. There is no cure for autism. However, early behavioral intervention has been shown to dramatically improve outcomes. Since there is a wide range of symptoms and behavior associated with autism, treatment methods and practices vary. Currently, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is thought to be the most effective method, along with occupational, speech, and physical therapy. Other therapies include medication, vitamin treatments, and changes in diet. Autism is a complex condition, and the most effective treatments vary from person to person. The earlier that autism is diagnosed, the sooner home and school programs can be established to help the child develop to their highest potential. Autism is a lifelong condition. However, many people with autism have gone on to successful and fulfilling futures, such as Dan Aykroyd, Academy Award nominee, actor and writer, Satoshi Tajiri, video game designer and creator of Nintendo’s Pokemon, and Susan Boyle, “Britain’s Got Talent” finalist and best-selling recording artist. Temple Grandin, the autistic professor and author who revolutionized the livestock industry, is named as one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in the world.
If you have a child with autism, it’s important to learn as much as you can. Keep up to date on the latest scientiﬁc developments, and reach out to local support groups and national organizations like Autism Speaks for assistance and information on the proper steps to take. Beware of non-evidence-based treatments that can be ineffective and dangerous.
There are a number of skilled, caring organizations in our area to help children and adults with autism and their families lead the most fulﬁlling lives possible. Remember, it’s important that parents seeking help for their children also include support for themselves. Call or visit the links below to learn more about local resources for assistance: LEXINGTON
AUTISM SOCIETY OF THE BLUEGRASS (859) 299-9000 ASBG.ORG
AUTISM SOCIETY OF KENTUCKIANA (502) 263-5708 WWW.ASK-LOU.ORG
BLUEGRASS AUTISM SERVICES (859) 516-2360 WWW.BLUEGRASSAUTISM.COM
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CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF THE BUEGRASS 290 ALUMNI DR, LEXINGTON, KY 40503 (859) 218-2322 BUILD INCLUSION 1050 CHINOE ROAD, SUITE 106, LEXINGTON, KY 40502 (859) 221-6689
KENTUCKY AUTISM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS DIRECTORY (502) 852-4631 KATCPROVIDERS. LOUISVILLE.EDU/ KENTUCKY AUTISM TRAINING CENTER (502) 852-4631 LOUISVILLE.EDU/EDUCATION/ KYAUTISMTRAINING U OF L AUTISM CENTER (502) 588-8522 LOUISVILLE.EDU/AUTISM
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Super mom: Heidi Seuling The How to do derby guide Advice from two mid-life crisis males A Life Fully Lived
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Heidi Seuling She’s a triathlete, nurse, advocate and ambassador for this month’s Kentucky Derby Festival marathon. She lives life at full speed, but her focus is always on family. BY ALLISON JONES PHOTOS BY RYAN NOLTEMEYER
ith an energetic outlook, Heidi Seuling blends all the aspects of motherhood with creativity and ingenuity. Between her full-time career as a nurse aesthetician, her husband and three kids including twin boys with Down syndrome, it’s hard to imagine fitting anything else into the carefully balanced equation of her very full schedule. Yet, Heidi does just that. An accomplished triathlete, community volunteer, and a marathon ambassador for the Kentucky Derby festival, Heidi embraces each facet of her life with enthusiasm and deep commitment. We caught up with her in hopes of gaining some perspective on balancing life on life’s terms.
What has having two boys with Down syndrome taught you? Down syndrome was never part of our life plan. We were unaware our boys had trisomy 21 until they were a day old. We were stunned and confused. It was a very tough ﬁrst few months, but the best way to describe the life we’ve come to know is to imagine you have a oncein-a-lifetime trip planned to Italy (or a dream destination you have), and you’re
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so excited and do all the research on your upcoming trip. You have so much planned, things you want to see and do on this trip. The time has come and you are on the plane…. when you hear you’re landing somewhere else. Holland. You’ve landed in Holland…. what are you supposed to do now? You don’t know and it takes a while to ﬁgure it out, but it’s beautiful. It’s just not what you expected. We have learned to be very patient, humble, to stay grounded, and to be open-minded. We have learned a new world of what it is to be part of a family with kids that have special needs. Learning the world around us is unaware, lacks knowledge, and how to share the information we’ve learned. There are so many resources available to these kiddos to ensure their success in the community. We are so very thankful for Down Syndrome of Louisville and its connection to the entire Southern Indiana region as well. It’s truly amazing.
You are an accomplished athlete. How have you incorporated that with your kids? Do they enjoy being active as well? I have been very physically active my entire life. After having the kids, I decided to take up running again, in order to get back into shape. My husband, Matthew, runs as well. We both have maintained a very active lifestyle in order to stay ﬁt and set a good example for the kids. From 3 years of age, our boys, Nick and Max, have been riding horses. They absolutely love it along with swimming, cross country, and a multitude of other activities. They enjoy supporting their big sister, Olivia, as well. She also swims and plays soccer.
What does being a KDF Marathon ambassador entail? I was looking at registering for the race as its one of my favorites. I saw a link to apply to be an ambassador and
after researching the process, I felt as though I was a decent candidate. I was in fact selected, and am now part of an incredible team of ambassadors who promote the race and encourage those in the community to commit to a healthy lifestyle. For me personally, it’s about enjoying life, being healthy, making new friends, setting an example for the youth in our community, and achieving goals. (For information or to register for the Kentucky Derby Festival marathon, go to derbyfestivalmarathon.com.)
How do you balance all that you do and still be a present Mom? Sometimes it’s hard. We are a very busy family. Matthew and I both work full time. He is an accountant and I am a nurse anesthetist. We work together extremely well as a team. He is such a team player and easy going. I owe being able to balance my life to him. We have many date nights!
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How To Do Derby Guide
Our resident event planners Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller are crazy-busy around this time of year, but they get just as excited as everyone else about all things Derby. Here, they share their favorite rituals and resources for our city’s special season.
he most important thing to remember about Derby, whether you’re an event planner or not, is to pace yourself. As we locals well know: Derby is a season, not just a day. Go too hard, too fast and you won’t make it to the finish line.
What we’ve learned about Derby is that everyone has their own must-do, must-see and must-eat list for this time of year. Here are some of our favorites that you might want to add to your own.
Park on the grass. Yes, it is weird to park on someone’s front lawn, packed in like sardines for wads of cash, but trust us: At the end of the day, you will be thankful you did. The homeowners around the Downs know what they’re doing and will take good care of your car.
Pack ﬂats. No matter how close you are lucky enough to park, you will walk, and walk, and walk all day. Those ﬂip ﬂops or ﬂats will be your best friend come 7 o’clock.
While many locals pass on the main event at Churchill Downs in favor of parties around town, some do still partake in the marathon days of Oaks and Derby or Thurby. If you do decide to make the trek to the track on Friday or Saturday, here are our best pro tips to help you survive.
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.
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Bring a boxed lunch. Yes, Churchill Downs has awesome food, but on Oaks and Derby Days, the lines are long. Spend your time queuing in the betting windows and not in food lines by allowing a chef to prepare a gourmet boxed lunch for you to enjoy. This is a specialty offered by most local restaurants and cafes and it puts a personal spin on your day. Call your favorite neighborhood eatery and just ask!
Practice bid etiquette. The pressure is on when you get to the front of the line. The proper way to state a bid is race number, dollar amount, type of wager and number of horse/horses. We suggest writing it down if you are a newbie. And don’t forget: Don’t throw your ticket away until results are ﬁnal and always tip your attendant.
Always get a Julep. While we prefer the Oaks Lily to the Mint Julep. Ordering one is a must, if only for the glass and nostalgia.
SEVEN CAN’T-MISS EVENTS
1 Give A Day – Mayor’s Week of Service, April 14-21.
This annual week of service creates opportunity for locals to give back to the city that gives us so much. Help our city put its best foot forward for all the out-of-towners by showing we are a kind, compassionate and forward-thinking kind of place.
2 Thunder Over Louisville, April 21.
The ceremonial kick-off to Derby season is not only one of the largest fireworks shows in the country, but also one of the most beloved by locals. Now in its 28th year, it is a tradition not to be missed. Whether you watch from the Science Center, Waterfront Park, The Galt House or your secret parking spot, it’s an event that makes you feel like you just hung out with the entire city.
3 Ken-Ducky Derby, Waterfront Fest-A-Ville, April 28.
Where else can you witness 30,000 rubber ducks barreling down a river to give one lucky individual the chance to win a new car! And all the proceeds go to benefit individuals with disabilities at Harbor House of Louisville. Need I say more?
If you want to skip the track and throw your own party, here are some details to keep in mind for the perfect festive Derby Day at home. • It might be all about the bourbon on Derby Day ,but start guests off with Bloody Marys and Mimosas for a little variety. • Roses everywhere! It works for the Derby winner; it will work for you too. • Grab a few inexpensive hats to have on hand for guests that forgot, or out-of-towners who didn’t know you were serious when you said you have to wear one. • Make sure to have a betting pool for the big race. It’s always more fun when you have money on the line and a horse to cheer on. • Menu Item must-haves include local favorites like Beef Tenderloin with Henry Bain sauce, Pimento cheese and Benedictine sandwiches, Cheese Grits, and of course, our favorite, Kern’s Kitchen’s Derby Pie. Granted, we do believe in eating Derby Pie all year long, but it tastes even sweeter on that Saturday in May.
4 Cherokee Art Fair, Cherokee Triangle, April 28-29.
Featuring over 200 booths in one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, this art fair is routinely ranked as one of the country’s best. You are sure to find something one-of-a-kind that fits your budget, and the bratwurst and beer are cheap and delicious.
5 Taste of Derby, KFC Yum! Center, May 3.
Mingle with horse racing superstars while sampling dishes from culinary superstars. A portion of proceeds support Dare to Care Food Bank in their efforts to ease hunger in the Louisville area and Sullivan University’s Scholarship Fund. This year will feature live entertainment from Underground Social Club.
6 Blade and Bow: A Stitzel Weller Affair, Stitzel Weller Distillery, May 4. Presented by Garden and Gun Magazine, this stylish event drips in southern charm. In the unparalleled setting of one of Louisville’s most storied urban distilleries, guests are invited to enjoy innovative cocktails paired with an elegant lawn dinner. Music and ambiance complete the night.
7 Unbridled Eve, The Galt House Hotel, May 4.
Another great option for Derby Eve, and this one is also too good to pass up. In its sixth year, Unbridled Eve is known for attracting celebrities, both local and national. It is one of the premier see and be seen events in the city, and all for a good cause. Blessings in a Backpack is the event’s primary beneficiary for the second year in a row. TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018 155
Advice From Two Mid-Life Crisis Males This month, the guys clue us in on all things Derby…right down to the ﬁnish line. What’s your favorite Derby Festival event?
TONY: My favorite Festival event is the bed race, even though they would not let us participate! We wanted to design a bed around the theme of the hottest book that spring, Fifty Shades of Grey! They never returned our call.
DWIGHT: Port o’ Potty Roulette at The Chow Wagon.
What’s your favorite place to view Thunder Over Louisville?
say something. But while wrestling with the idea, he started to walk straight up to ME! He was actually approaching ME! Suddenly, Lionel Richie was six inches away, looking me right in the eye! As I struggled with what to say, he spoke first. He said, “Hey, Fatty could you move? You’re blocking the exit.” It was so magical that he took the time out of his day to talk to me just a regular Joe. We haven’t been in contact since that day however something tells me if our paths ever crossed again we would still be friends!
Are you doing anything new this year?
DWIGHT: This will be my first year with 840 WHAS Radio— Louisville’s leader for Derby coverage. All on-air staff cover every inch of Churchill Downs and the surrounding area providing in-depth interviews from all walks of life about the Derby excitement. TONY: I will be faking stomach flu and calling in sick so I can watch the Murder She Wrote marathon on TLC.
Thurby, Oaks or Derby?
TONY: Thurby used to be called “festival in the infield” and our radio station used to sponsor it. We would have three rock bands in the infield and admission was two dollars. Local bands mixed with bands like Bush and Collective Soul (it was the Nineties) until somehow a porn star wound up on stage completely nude and that was the end of that.
TONY: The top deck of the Belle of Louisville is
DWIGHT: Please don’t say “Thurby!”
a great spot for Thunder. You are smack dab in the middle of the action and you can chill out after and wait for the crowd to disperse.
Derby parking advice.
DWIGHT: On my couch with an ice-cold Coors Light.
What’s your favorite derby memory?
TONY: My best memories of the Derby are from the infield in the Eighties. No corporate sponsors and no control. It was chaos with booze, nudity, fire trucks and urine. It was awesome. Never saw a horse.
DWIGHT: It would have to be the time I had a conversation with Lionel Richie! I remember it as if it were yesterday, I was standing in the doorway of The Turf Club, getting ready to enter the room and I saw him around fifteen feet away talking with other celebrities. I must have stood there for five minutes wondering if I should approach him and 156 TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018
TONY: Parking at Derby is simple.... Don’t. Get dropped off and taxi out of there. When you walk out of gate 10 there are 100 taxis waiting for you on Central Avenue.
DWIGHT: Right out front on the sidewalk next to the Barbaro statue. It’s simple, just ask one of your neighbors if you can borrow their vehicle to drive up to the store real quick. Park it and leave it there and when you come out it’s been towed.
Have a question for Tony and Dwight? Send it to Asktony@topslouisville.com.
Catch Tony Vanetti and Dwight Witten on Tony & Dwight. 6-8 p.m. week nights on 840 WHAS .
It’s a WIN WIN. You avoid high parking costs AND you are sure to avoid drinking and driving. You will, however, have to call a different neighbor to come and get you.
Derby wardrobe advice.
TONY: For women, dressing for the Derby is like a sport. Some go all out. Perfect sun dress, perfect hat, perfect shoes and, by the end of the day, they look like the Walking Dead. Four different type of drinks are spilled on the dress, the feathers on the hat are missing and she is carrying her perfect shoes in one hand and a drink in the other. Ah, Derby
DWIGHT: Remember girls, less is MORE. How do you pick a horse?
TONY: The only time I picked the Derby winner was by accident. I was covering the infield for WHAS radio. My wife dropped myself and the producer off; she was going to pick us up before The Big Race. My wife wrote down the bet, so I wouldn’t screw it up…. She wanted six bucks on horse fifteen. I bet fifteen bucks on horse six. She berated me and the producer the entire way home. The screw-up paid off: Number six won and the payoff was 300 bucks. Thank you!
DWIGHT: Go to the Paddock before the race, look for the first horse to poop and there ya go!
A Life Fully Lived An adventurous spirit and uncompromising passion brought Jenni Cochran of Frederick The Younger a bounty of love, success, and artistic triumph. Rocko Jerome catches up with her before the band embarks on a U.S. tour with Houndmouth and plays their send-off show at Headliners this month. Add that to your preDerby must-do list. BY ROCKO JEROME
pivotal moment for Jenni Cochran came when she was around 8 or 9 years old, as a kid in Cleveland. Third-grader Jenni entered a songwriting competition. Going through that exercise of starting with an idea and making it into a full work was an enlightening experience. It was as if a key had dropped into her lap, a key to a new world of creativity and self-expression. She wouldn’t get to use it just yet, but she carried it with her, tucked in her proverbial back pocket, as years went on. She kept creating as she grew, but put her effort towards earning a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Her creative instincts were burning inside, but just for herself. No one could predict just how far from home she would have to travel, just to finally begin to bloom. As a young woman, Jenni was part of a teaching program in Vietnam. The culture there is one filled with an emphasis on and appreciation of musical performance, one that welcomes and invites everyone to perform. It was here in a foreign land that she began to know the joy of performing. She and some friends performed Lady
Gaga’s hit Poker Face. “The thrill of the adventure made me realize that I only live once,” she says, “and I want to spend my time doing the things that I love. I always wanted to play my own songs for people, so when I came back to America I wanted to start seriously working on own music.” In her absence, her parents had found their way to Louisville. When her time overseas was over, she intended to visit them in the River City for just a season, then move on to the next wonderous thing to experience. Fate had other ideas. She met a kindred spirit in Aaron Craker, the leader of a band called Dr.Vitamin. A multi-instrumentalist and fellow free spirit with an easygoing nature, Aaron fit Jenni like a glove. The two quickly found that they could create together and grow together. They often work on songs separately, then combine the pieces and collaborate, eliminating ego from the matter and putting all effort towards making killer songs. Jenni’s specialty is melody. Aaron brings the instrumentation. Together, they’re like early Lennon/McCartney. They fell in love. It was all natural, just a simple matter of natural fact. Bandmates would come and go before the formula solidified. Dave Givan is the bassist, Jake Hellman holds down the beat on drums. Dr. Vitamin became Frederick
The Younger. The band played around the region, racking up experience at renowned spots like Zanzabar and Headliners in Louisville, the Comet and MOTR Pub in Cincinnati, the Best Friend Bar in Lexington. Their reputation grew, their sounds shook audience after audience. Once you hear them, becoming a fan is like an afterthought. The group has much to celebrate, as this month marks the beginning of a cross-country tour, in support of their friends in Houndmouth. Ahead of that tour, they have a big send-off show at Headliners on April 6th. “I’m very excited to kick off the tour in Louisville,” Jenni says. “It’s going to be a great show. GRLwood and Bendigo Fletcher are playing with us, and they’re great bands. Can’t wait to go on the road with Houndmouth in April!”
IF YOU GO
Check out Jenni and Frederick the Younger at Headliners on Friday, April 6. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, go to headlinerslouisville.com/events. Or visit fredericktheyounger.com for more on the band.
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April events APRIL 2-6
Spring Break Camp at the Speed
Speed Art Museum speedmuseum.org Would you rather travel to ancient worlds, dream about the future, or stay right where you are? Participants in this camp don’t have to choose. Campers will explore art making of the past, present, and future, compare and contrast artists across the centuries, and put their techniques to the test in their own creations. Runs 9am-4pm for ages 6-9.
Festival of American Music 2: Play
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts kentuckycenter.org Jim James, lead and founder of the indie-rock band My Morning Jacket, joins with Teddy Abrams to create a set of 7 songs for band and orchestra. Including his top hits, selections from his latest album and new material — a brand new collaboration between James and Abrams.
youngheartstheatre.info It is a comedic musical collage of jokes, skits and songs written and directed by Alan Weller to arouse that life-enhancing awakening that bursts forth in the Spring of each new year. Funny, sassy and teeming with lots of your favorite songs, you’ll be toe-tapping right along with our “Rockerettes” and singing along with the cast. Admission is free, no ticket required.
Louisville lamb jam
21c Museum Hotel 21cmuseumhotels.com Kentucky Proud presents Freedom Run Farm’s ﬁrst annual Louisville Lamb Jam, a celebration of the culinary heritage of lamb in the Commonwealth from 2-4pm at the 21c Museum Hotel, in collaboration with Michter’s Distillery, Superior Meats and the American Lamb Board.
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l.o.’s 80th anniversary with teddy and storm
Butchertown Grocery louisvilleorchestra.org The Louisville Orchestra invites you to an exclusive evening of gourmet dining and a private concert with Teddy Abrams and Storm Large upstairs at Lola’s Lounge at the Butchertown Grocery. Proceeds to beneﬁt community outreach and innovative programming at the Orchestra. APRIL 9
Young Hearts Theatre presents “Springtime’s for Singing”
Jamon Brown Foundation Celebrity Golf Scramble
Lake Forest Country Club jbrownfoundation.com J. Brown Foundation & Coalition for the Homeless Team Up with local athletic legends including Jamon Brown, LA Rams, Darrell Grifﬁth, Jack Givens, Luke Hancock, Russ Smith, Tony Williams and more. APRIL 11
downs with derby fashion show
Passalino’s passalinos.com Watch as models with Down Syndrome strut their stuff alongside professionals in this year’s hottest Derby trends and Spring styles. All proceeds will be donated to Down Syndrome of Louisville.
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2018 KDF Festival Highlights
NWBA National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Kentucky Exposition Center nwba.org The National Wheelchair Basketball Association provides qualiﬁed individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in the sport of wheelchair basketball. APRIL 12
music without borders: For Strings, Percussion & Celeste
The Temple kentuckycenter.org This concert showcases the talents of the musicians of the Louisville Orchestra. Strauss’ Suite for Winds and Stravinsky’s Octet spotlight our exceptional woodwinds in two delightful works. Strings and percussion will venture fearlessly into the most intense and expressive work by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók for a powerful ﬁnale to the series. APRIL 13-14
The Brown Theatre louisvilleballet.org Witness the budding love between Giselle and Albrecht, and then the heartbreaking betrayal that sends Giselle mad and to her grave. One of the oldest continually performed productions, this ballet gem is a favorite that never disappoints. APRIL 13
The Fillies Derby Ball®
YMCA Healthy Kids Day® Presented by Humana®
Stock Yards Bank $1 Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf ContestSM APRIL 20
Churchill Downs downsyndromeoflouisville.org Enjoy a night in Millionaires Row while supporting Down Syndrome of Louisville. Entering its 7th year, the Gallop Gala is one of Louisville’s can’t-miss events! APRIL 14-15
Fourth Street Live! 4thstlive.com Louisville’s 1st Annual Taco Festival will take place at Fourth Street LIVE! Over a dozen taco and food vendors will dish out a variety of tacos. A kids’ zone will delight the little ones while a margarita bar will entice the grown ups!
Thorntons Great Bed Races MAY 1
They’re Off!® Luncheon
Republic Bank Pegasus® Parade Preview Party
Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville®
Kentucky Proud WineFest
Presented by Horseshoe Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, UPS and Valero
Presented by American Founders Bank
28 U.S. Bank Great BalloonFestSM
APRIL 26–MAY 4
Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront
the gallop gala
Marathon/miniMarathon® Presented by WalmartSM and Humana® APRIL 29
Great Steamboat Race® Presented by IBEW Local 369 MAY 3
Celebrity Day at the Downs Presented by Kentuckiana Honda Dealers MAY 3
Republic Bank Pegasus® Parade
PNC Tour de LouSM
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April/May events APRIL 14
4th Annual Taste of West Louisville Pre-Derby Kick Off
California Community Center louisvilleky.gov Local businesses in the food and beverage industry will be highlighted wowing you with their talents and ﬂavors. Funds raised are used to award scholarships to high school seniors in the Metro area.
The Fillies Derby Ball
Galt House www.thefillies.org The 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival’s Fillies Derby Ball will crown the Derby Queen who, as always, will be selected by a spin of the wheel. As her ﬁrst royal act, the newly-crowned Kentucky Derby Queen will induct the Knights and Dames to the Royal Court of Pegasus in recognition of their civic accomplishments. The Fillies Ball is one of the many fundraisers held for the KDF Foundation.
Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Market
Waterfront Park thefleurdeflea.com Discover over 150 vendors selling antiques, vintage repurposed, recycled and handmade items. Enjoy the best food trucks, local craft beer and bourbon too. This great event is free to attend!
Rodes for Him and for Her nortonhealthcare.com Enjoy a special night of shopping, fun and friendship to beneﬁt Norton Cancer Institute’s Breast Health Program. Enjoy fashion, food, wine and cocktails as you help fund mammograms for underserved women in our community.
THE KENTUCKY CENTER PRESENTS VOICES OF KENTUCKIANA: WE BELONG
Best Buddies Kentucky Friendship Walk
Waterfront Park bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org This great event raises awareness and funds to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Registration begins at 9am, the walk begins at 11am, and postevent festivities and awards continue until 1pm.
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after hours at the speed
The Kentucky Center kentuckycenter.org VOICES of Kentuckiana will feature music from Broadway’s Dear Evan Hanson, the feature ﬁlm The Greatest Showman, Cyndi Lauper, Adele and the ultimate Pat Benatar anthem.
Speed Art Museum speedmuseum.org Evening hours are back at the Speed! On the Third Friday of every month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances and cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed.
KMAC Museum kmacmuseum.org KMAC Couture is the kick-off event for Louisville's spring social season. Guests to this one-of-a-kind event support KMAC Museum education and outreach while enjoying an evening of visually stimulating fashion designs. Witness as each work of art comes to life on the runway. Please join them in celebrating ingenuity, innovation, and process.
rose gala charity auction
Kentucky Derby Museum thelordskitchen.com Celebrate 30 years of The Lord’s Kitchen, which has faithfully fed the underprivileged 365 days a year without ever once closing its doors to those in need. APRIL 18
pints for parkinson’s
Fourth Street Live! 4thstlive.com Jason Smith the General Manager for Gordon Biersch, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease over 3 years ago. With a love of great beer and a philanthropic heart, Smith created The Pints for Parkinson’s Foundation. Enjoy live music, a boxing ring, beer vendors and more at this great event.
race for success
The Henry Clay nhky.org Proceeds beneﬁt the programs and services they provide for families in the community. They will be joined by Linkin’ Bridge to honor longtime Neighborhood House executive director Pam Rice.
Thunder Over Louisville
Waterfront Park thunderoverlouisville.org Thunder Over Louisville continues to deliver a pyrotechnics spectacular like no other, an explosive kick-off to three entire weeks of celebration in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. With an estimated average attendance of half a million people, it has become the largest annual event in its region. The show continues to be the largest annual pyrotechnics display in North America and also hosts one of the Nation’s best Air Shows. APRIL 22
a race to greatness brunch
kentucky derby museum simmonscollegeky.edu Celebrate black jockeys of the Kentucky Derby. Featured speaker John Asher is a historian and Vice President of Racing Communications at Churchill Downs. Also enjoy performances by the Kentucky Black Repertory Theatre and Simmons College of Kentucky Marching Band.
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Taste of Derby Festival
Louisville Slugger Field discover.kdf.org What’s better than sampling some of Louisville’s best dishes and helping a worthy cause? Not much. Perhaps that’s why each year the turnout increases for the Derby Festival “Taste of Derby Festival”. All proceeds from the event beneﬁt the Dare to Care Food Bank. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
an evening with david sedaris
The Kentucky Center kentuckycenter.org Join David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories and observations as well as an audience Q&A and book signing. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. APRIL 26-30
Kroger Fest-a-ville & Chow Wagon Concerts
waterfront park discover.kdf.org Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront returns for its twelfth year in 2018. Sponsored by Kroger, the party starts on the Great Lawn on Thursday, April 26 and runs through Derby Eve. It promises to have something for everyone... and admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin! APRIL 26
The Bourbon Country Cookbook Launch Party
Frazier History Museum fraziermuseum.org Join Dave Danielson, Executive Chef of Churchill Downs, and Tim Laird for the national launch of their book, The Bourbon Country Cookbook: New Southern Entertaining. This great event will feature 3 cocktail samples paired with 3 food samples from the book.
Kentucky Derby Museum Gala
Kentucky Derby Museum kentuckyderbymuseum.org The Kentucky Derby Museum Gala is the single largest fundraiser for the Museum each year. Fundraising efforts for the Museum’s Gala will help support the Museum’s curatorial, educational programs and other program services of the Museum. The Gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails in The Mansion at Churchill Downs. Dinner to follow at the Kentucky Derby Museum, followed by dancing. APRIL 28
AwardS in the Arts
Churchill Downs fundforthearts.org This signature VIP event beneﬁts the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts and will celebrate and recognize seven individual artists/arts organizations that help make Greater Louisville’s arts community extraordinary. MAY 1-3
dawn at the downs
Churchill Downs churchilldowns.com Watch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast. MAY 3
derby soundstage: Lil Wayne, Cardi B and K. Michelle
Kentucky Exposition Center kyexpo.org Enjoy a thrilling concert featuring Grammy winner Lil Wayne with K. Michelle and Grammy nominated special guest Cardi B.
Fillies & Lilies Party
Kentucky Derby Museum derbyexperiences.com Guests will enjoy a live performance by Grammy Award Winning Artist, LeeAnn Rimes, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a premium open bar and a private bourbon lounge.
Silks derby eve bash!
Historic Locust Grove oparms.org An energy-packed evening where guests can sample some of the Bluegrass’s ﬁnest bourbons, plus enjoy cigar rolling and the Best Dance Band of Derby weekend.
fillies & Stallions
Mellwood Arts Center filliesstallions.com The hottest and most exclusive Derby-centric event of them all, by invitation only.
2018 Derby Eve Gala
SEELBACH HILTON HOTEL LUNG.ORG Enjoy the music of Burning Las Vegas, a full open bar and seated gourmet dinner while supporting the American Lung Association.
The Barnstable brown party
Barnstable-Brown Mansion kentuckyderby.com The night before Derby, dance and mingle with celebrities in a stately Southern Mansion.
the galt house unbridledeve.com Experience a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality at its ﬁnest!
The Omni Hotel trifectagala.com Walk the red carpet to one of the most unique and star studded parties. Guests will enjoy entertainment featuring Stevie Wonder. TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018 161
Festival Unveiled March 15 Mellwood Arts Center discover.kdf.org Photos by Candice Gentry
Michael Berry and Mike Ziemianski
Sara Havens, Stacey Robinson and CJ Fletcher
Dave Blackwell and Marita Willis
Rochelle & Ian Farah
Tricia Siegwald and Kathy Bingham
Ann Marie Maldini and Shawna Burton
Lisa Combs, Susan Spring, Jill Morrissey and Lani Vandertoll
Terri Saunders, Merilyn Coslow, Bonnie Taylor, Peggy Lewman and Karen Johnson
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Jeff English, David Cummins and Alan Swift
Fillies Fashion Show March 22 The Olmsted thefillies.org Photos by Bill Wine
Cathy Wade Ridge
Margaret Bromley and Delanor Manson
Angie Wagner, Nancy Weber Grove and Amy Smith
Julie Hinson, Clare Kroh and Nancy Lair
Dancing Through the Decades fashion show
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Kickoff to the Silks
March 2 Angelâ€™s Envy Benefiting Operation Open Arms oparms.org Photos by Candice Gentry
Ellen Wall, Lee Receveur, Claire Tidmore, Meredith Hernandez, Taylor Jackson and Maureen Johnson
Shannon Cogan and Kelsey Cooper
David & Susan Davis
Bill Menish and Cathy Bailey
Sharon Neville and Monica Rosenberg
Anmol Kanotra, Lily Crain and Sally George
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Blaine & Carson Lawrence, Allie & Ryan Powell
Dorsey Swindall and Callie Wall
Chefs for Hope
March 3 Big Springs Country Club Benefiting KRA ProStart Kentucky kyra.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger
Chris Schwartz and the Chefs for Hope - Jacob Coronado, Dean Corbett, David Dnielson, hef Anoosh Shariat and Josh Hillyard
Tina Rothrock and Rick Price
Stacy Roof, Kathy & Mike Kull Mary Stebbins and Wanda Poulter
Krista Rigling, Paula Barmore and Lori Mangum
Kiera & James Hall
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Oscar Watch Party
March 4 Copper & Kings Benefiting the Louisville Film Society louisvillefilmsociety.org Photos by Bill Wine
Christine Fellingham and Kirby Adams
Soozie Eastman, Andre Wilson and Janie Kasse
Kevin Hulsey and Miranda Popp
Faith Hope Yascone and Gill Holland
Shannon Kessler, Brittany Swan and Allie Dodson
Gift of Life Gala
March 17 Speed Art Museum Benefiting the National Kidney Foundation nkfk.org Photos by Terry Steiden
Nephrology Associates and guests
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Felipe & Rachael Mora
Tim & Brattany Statts, April Abell and Shaun Langston
Angela & Lawrence Woodford
Omni Louisville Hotel Grand Opening March 6 Omni Louisville Hotel omnihotels.com Photos by Jolea Brown
Inside the Omni Louisville Hotel
Daniel Lopes and Barbara Sexton Smith
Jennifer Ayers, Laura Walters and Mike Menefee
Andrea Oâ€™ Neil
Paul Bellobraydic, Alec Brauning and Stephen Brown
Lauren and Van Jones
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The Macyâ€™s Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show PHOTOS BY BILL WINE
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ur city’s biggest annual fashion show is also the best Derby season shopping opportunity. The hour-long production at Horseshoe Casino, sponsored by TOPS, and styled by editor Christine Fellingham, served up nearly two hundred ready-to-wear outfits; certainly some of them would look perfect on you. In case you missed it, here are a few favorite looks and where to buy them. View the full gallery of the event online at topslouisville.com.
Darling State of Mind
HEADPEICES BY THE HAT GIRLS
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Six Sisters Boutique
Work the Metal
Magnolia & Fig
Darling State of Mind
Macyâ€™s (Rachel Roy)
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Olivia & Co
HEADPEICES BY THE HAT GIRLS
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Darling State of Mind
Macy’s (Rachel Roy)
Heyman Talent Model Kurt Roberson presents KDF Executive Vice President Stacey Robinson with the redesigned KDF jacket.
Six Sisters Boutique
Darling State of Mind
Him Gentleman’s Boutique
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Backstage Beauty For the seventh year in a row, J Michael’s Spa and Salon created the dramatic hair and makeup looks the models rocked on the runway. Their talented team can help you turn heads too with toned-down versions of these stunning spring trends. PHOTOS BY BILL WINE
hile the fast-working, uber-talented team from J. Michael’s never fails to wow the crowd at Horseshoe with their fresh beauty looks, this year was a standout. Slashes and streaks of vibrant eyeshadow turned eyelids into accessories, while beautiful fishtail braids and detailed twists took hat-proof hair to the next level. “While we go to extremes on the runway, there are wearable ideas behind the looks,” says Jill Higginbotham, owner of J. Michael’s and one of the behind-the-scenes stylists. “You might not wear bright blue eyeshadow all the way out to your temples, but you might try playing with colored eyeshadow again.” Other ideas like streaks of vibrant haircolor, soft waves, intricate but soft braids are all looks that could easily be adapted into a striking Churchill look. If this team of stylists could dream up over forty dazzling looks in under two hours of prep time, imagine what they could do for you. 174 TOPS LOUISVILLE | April 2018
Jill Higginbotham, stylist/owner of J Michal’s Spa and Salon at the VIP reception with Heyman Talent models.
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The Showroom at Horseshoe Casino
Laprecious Brewer and Sloan Reid
Becky Lamb, Karen Crawford, Robyn Senn and Peggy Hagerty Duffy
Kurt Roberson and Ashley Olson
Barb Tretter, Debra GrifďŹ n and Jessica Tretter
Jennifer Foreman, Wendy Bootes and Gina DePinto Judge Tara Hagerty, Mary Lou Meyer, Judge Jessica Moore, Susan Moore and Judge Angela McCormich Bisig
Randy Blevins and Matthew Porter
Jan Blach and Karen Blach
Jessica Westerman and Mia Garr PHOTOS BY BILL WINE AND DICK ARNSPIGER
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Susan Coleman Layman, Melissa Moore, Alex King, Buddy Lampton, Pam Hendrickson Barbara Ennenbach, Riley Ennenbach, Marita Willis and Leesa Ennenbach
Lani Vandertoll, Susan Sprigg, Kate Smith and Donna Klinglesmith
Julie and Barry Denton
Bella Portaro-Kueber and Ashlea Spears
Marilu Hughes and Andrea Marconi
Keith Yarber and Steve Lennon
Shannon Adkins and Taylor Marchelle Young
Lois Alcorn and Kat McClain
Julie Smith, Brenda Loafman, Joan James and Denise Johnson
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Meredith Lawrence, Kevin Beam, Christen Boone and Karen Lawrence at the Unbridled Charitable Foundation Awards
Greg Fischer and Sean Higgens at A Drink for You
John Elder enjoys Chefs for Hope
Rocking out at Pearls and Pumps
Josh Laughlin and Dawne Gee at the Animal Care Society Beneﬁt Bash
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Nulu Bock Fest baby goat race
Looking ﬁerce at Runway for the Roses
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