TOPS Louisville: July 2019

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Continued Strength

Nearly a year later, Whitney Austin recalls that fateful Fifth Third Bank shooting and attributes her motherhood as her key to survival

featuring H E A LT H C A R E H E R O E S


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contents top notes Shakespeare Comes Alive 19 Rocko’s Corner: The Makings Of A Misters For MS 20 Meet The TOPS Team 21 Top Shops: Previously Loved Threads 22

life+style boutique spotlight: Fabulous Frocks 30 Fashion: Eat Up Summer 32 Wow Wedding: Megan + Kody Reichmuth 38

at home the details: Indoor Succulent Styling 46 Design Guru: Go Gray 47 Small Biz Spotlight: White And Blue Summer Hues 48 tour of homes : New Beginnings In Butchertown 50

cuisine Small Bites: The Exchange Pub + Kitchen 64 Bar None 66 Napa River Grill’s Summer Menu Offerings 68 top 5: Cool Treats 72



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Clean And Non-Toxic Summer Must Haves 78 The Benefits Of A Massage 79 Whitney/Strong 80

healthcare heroes Special Advertising Section 87

community artist spotlight: Westport Village Gets Its Wings 116 Supernurse: Candice Gentry 118 Marcella And Ina: Hot Days, Cool Escapes 120 Tops Cares: Norton Children’s Hospital 5th Annual Splash ‘N’ Dash 122 Calendar: What to Do In Lou 124

photos Out & About 26 Mack Family Foundation Sneaker Ball 129 Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Bourbon & Bowties 130 Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana’s Denim & Diamonds Gala 132 39th Annual Zoofari 134 Dr. Julene Samuels CANDELA Center Of Excellence Award 135 Miss Kentucky Crown And Roses Gala 136 Premium Club Business Networking Series 138 Kentuckiana PRIDE Parade 139 Cure CF Louisville Spiropalouza 140 American Heart Association’s Hearty Party 141 Supplies Over Seas’ Bourbon and Band Aids 142 Meghan’s Mountain’s Dreams in Denim 144 Top Shots 146

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Vol 3 • No. 7 Keith Yarber


Steve Fehder

Kathy Thuerbach

Advertising Sales Manager

Creative Director

Editor-in-Chief and Senior Director of Account Development

Laurie Pfeiffer Lennon

Brand Ambassador and Staff Writer


Project Manager

Advertising Account Executive

Rocko Jerome

Kelin Rapp

Amanda Hamilton

Graphic Designer

Advertising Account Executive

Morgan Hancock

Advertising Account Executive

Haley Norris


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Photography: Danny Alexander, Dick Arnspiger, Stephanie Chaney, Avery Ford, Anna Heuke, Justin Jordan, Josh Keown, Anna May, Allison Myers, Jamie Rhodes Writers: Mandy Wolf Detwiler, Anna Hueke, Shannon Kessler, Helene Trager Kusman, Allison Myers, Brittany Swan, Mally Wunderlich, Bailey Wynn TOP Marketing Group • 100 Executive park, Suite 101 • Louisville, Ky 40207 (502) 780-7825 • The views and comments expressed by the authors are not always that of our editors or publishers. While every effort has been made to ensure th accuracy of the information in this publication, TOP Marketing Group accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences, including any loss or damage arising from the reliance on information in this publication. All images contained in TOPS Louisville magazine are subject to the copyright of the artist or photographer as named, but not limited thereto. Reproduction of any part of this magazine without prior written permission is prohibited.

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Continued Strength

Nearly a year later, Whitney Austin recalls that fateful Fifth Third Bank shooting and attributes her motherhood as her key to survival Vol. 3 • No. 7

Graphic Designer


Amanda Harper

chloe kellams

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July 2019

Advertising Account Executive

Who’s Who // What’s New // What To Do

Malissa Aebersold

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July 2019 // Priceless TOPS

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featuring H E A LT H C A R E H E R O E S

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ow can you give an entire city a health and wellness check-up, from the streets all the way up to the top floor of its tallest building? First, we must stop and be mindful of the people within our metro area and evaluate their quality of living. Second, we look to the companies supporting our changing local economy and finding all sorts of new ways to give back to the community.

Third, and possibly the most important, we look at the people standing next to us, the ones who we interact with in Photo by Gary Barragan big ways and small, the ones we know well or not at all. When you look at them, it’s essential to realize that they are probably the same as you, with similar dreams, desires, and everyday experiences. We have all different financial situations and come from different backgrounds, but for me, my definition of success is to live each day to the best of my abilities and help even just one person feel like they are important and feel loved. If we can do that every day of our lives, I believe that we will notice big changes in our city. If we’re all pushing forward towards living healthy lifestyles, business growth, embracing a philanthropic heart, and supporting those around us in their professional and personal endeavors, we could all be stronger together. Louisville faces many challenges but we must not see them with a wave of sorrow and despair, believing that we can’t fix the problems we face. Making changes alone is impossible, but if we can reach out one of our hands to help others as we use our other hand to help ourselves and our families, the possibilities are endless.

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As you turn each page of this issue, I hope that you will allow the spirit of Whitney Austin’s story of survival to impact your views on living mindfully, and a reminder to focus on your family. Perhaps even finding strength in the most challenging moments of your life and to advocate for a world without gun violence. The featured healthcare heroes have a wide variety of traditional care and alternative health options to assist you in living a healthier life. The other pages you turn will be full of articles from our writers, focusing on topics that might help you cultivate a serene home environment. It’s so important to find a tranquil haven within the four walls of your home.

We are here to help you find that special look for all occasions!

Last but not least, we shine a spotlight on a few fantastic local businesses, including restaurants and boutiques with a whole lot to offer that need our support to survive in a world increasingly dominated by digital commerce world. As my nephew passed this last month, I was reminded of his beliefs that life is too short to not to try new food, meet new friends, treat fellow Louisvillians kindly, shop locally, and take action to do what is right to make our city and the world the healthiest it can be. Much like the motto seen on the Kentucky flag; “United We Stand. Divided We Fall.” BELLA PORTARO-KUEBER Editor-in-Chief

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COMES ALIVE The Bard’s endlessly iconic plays live and breathe in Louisville every Summer. We might not have the Globe Theatre, but our beautifully lush Central Park might be the next best thing. Rocko Jerome brings the good word on some stellar Summer entertainment.


henever you hear the name "Shakespeare," you might be thinking back to high school literature classes and impenetrable texts, Cliff Notes summaries, and tests that you found tough to pass. However, your mind might just be changed when you see these plays performed before your eyes, coming alive and in person under the beautiful Louisville Central Park sky at Kentucky Shakespeare. "We are all about making our performances fun and easy to enjoy," says Matt Wallace, Producing Artistic Director. "these plays are meant to be seen and heard, and once you/ve experienced them in a setting like this, you will understand why they have stood the test of time."


The programs are performed every Summer, and attendees have come to expect a wide variety of entertainment. This year, the 59th season, is no different, with the comedic As You Like It, the historically fascinating Henry IV Part 2, and the tragic King Lear as the three main shows. Also, Louisville


Ballet will be performing Cleopatra: Queen of Kings, Louisville Improvisors will be riffing on the Bard in the spontaneously hilarious Late Night Shakes, and last but not least, the junior troupe known as the Globe Players will be presenting Twelfth Night. Although the season has already begun, attendees will have the opportunity to see every play during July. "We want everyone to have a chance to see everything, so we make sure that there are a lot of opportunities," says Matt. This season's strong slate is in dedication to Bekki Jo Schneider, who was the former Producer of Kentucky Shakespeare and the immediate successor to founder Doug Ramey. The shows are performed by consummate professionals, feature astounding stage production, and are directed by brilliantly talented individuals. They are all free and open to the public, thanks to the largesse of donors including Brown Forman, the Kentucky Arts Council, Jefferson County, the Kentucky Tourism Board, and Fund for the

Arts. There's plenty of parking, activities for kids in the interactive Kids' Globe, and an astounding 28 food trucks offering a dizzying variety of delicious meals and snacks. There's also a bar set up by Brown Forman. Appropriate to the classic feeling of these performances, the beautiful Central Park environment is surrounded by Old Louisville, the nation's largest neighborhood of Victorian Era houses and buildings. "It feels deeply appropriate to have these plays in this surrounding area," Matt observes. Kentucky Shakespeare is just the thing for a Midsummer's Night! 


Kentucky Shakespeare will have performances almost every night this month, starting at 8 PM. For more information, please visit TOPS LOUISVILLE | July 2019 19

top notes ROCKO’S CORNER

The Makings Of A


Rocko’s Corner is the space designated to the TOPS Louisville Brand Ambassador at large, Rocko Jerome. He’s our staff writer, manager of distribution, liaison for event photography, a man about town, and a point of communication regarding all things TOPS.


or those of us that have it, our health is easy to take for granted. Waking up feeling rested, getting out of bed without pain or numbness, going about our daily business without fatigue. No pain, no muscle spasms, no dizziness. For those who have multiple sclerosis, however, a day without these symptoms is all too often too much for which they can expect to hope.

Millions across the planet are struck by the disease, many of those to the point that their lives are completely debilitated. No cure exists, and although there are treatments that are met with varying degrees of success per individual, the diagnosis is grim. This can all change. The National MS Society raises millions per year to fund scientific research towards a cure, something closer and closer to grasp. They also help those living with MS to do so with greater dignity and comfort through a multitude of resources and support, medical and otherwise. It’s all done via donations from people just like you. Misters for MS is a fantastic fundraiser for the cause. The annual event is now entering its third year and is the brainchild of MS Society board member Jessica Tretter. It’s a twist on the old idea of the bachelor auction, in which local gentlemen campaigned during the Spring via social media and whatever means they might have available to them, up to and including real life interaction, all towards raising funds for the cause. The top ten earners were Ryan Patton, Matt Gentry, David Garvey, Seth Steenken, Jason Schmidt,

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Check out for more information Trevor Clines, Caleb Trigo, Ollie Jones, David Dafoe, and yours truly. As such, the ten of us will be your hosts at the upcoming titular Misters for MS event, held on the 20th of this month at the downtown Marriott. We’ll have a jovial atmosphere with a lot of fun to be had, items for attendees to bid on, and a segment in which each of us will have the opportunity to walk a runway to a piece of music of our choice in an appeal for donations. Ollie Jones Sr. is ready to do the thing. “I got into this event to make a difference. I’m glad I have the opportunity to walk with these selected gentlemen,” he says. “I didn’t know a lot about MS, but I have friends and people I’ve encountered that are affected. I’m just happy that I can be of service for this prestigious event.” Caleb Trigo is also amped, saying “I’m slaying the catwalk at Misters to support family and friends that have been affected by MS - cheers to all of the strong individuals that continue the fight. “For David Dafoe, this event is a personal one. “I have not walked a runway yet, but as a person living with MS I am overwhelmingly grateful just to walk,” he says. David Garvey is this year’s only returning Mister. “I participated in this event before and was honored to be invited back,” he says,

“I met some great people the first time and had a blast, so I’m excited to see what this year brings.” Some Misters have a bit of trepidation about doing their thing on the runway. “I was happy to raise money for such a great cause,” says Ryan Patton. “Now I’m a little nervous about being on stage but am excited to embarrass myself in all good fun!” For myself, I’ve never been too much of a shrinking violet when it’s time to show off. I’ll keep the plan for my walk a secret for now, but I’ll drop a clue: my music will be the tune that a certain Nature Boy and Memphis Flash have in common, as well as the soundtrack to a famous film named for a year that was, at that point, a far off future date. All frivolity aside, it’s been a massive and humbling honor to see my friends, colleagues, associates, and even a few folks that I don’t happen to have met yet make so many donations on my behalf. I want to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who found it in their hearts and finances to give whatever they could afford. I like to believe that people are fundamentally good and that together, we can make big things happen. Let’s see if we can’t wipe out MS in our lifetime.

Meet the


Keith Yarber Publisher

Malissa Aebersold Creative Director

chloe kellams

Advertising Account Executive

The TOPS Louisville Team works diligently every day of the year to proudly bring you Louisville’s best lifestyle publication. From sales and marketing to editorial, distribution, design and administration, we are determined to deliver the best in who’s who, what’s new, and what to do in Louisville. We live, work, and play here in this incredible city. If you see us out and about, please say hello. We would love to meet you – if we haven’t already!

Steve Fehder

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Executive Vice-President and General Manager

Editor-in-Chief and Senior Director of Account Development

Rocko Jerome

Brand Ambassador and Staff Writer

Amanda Hamilton

Advertising Account Executive

Laurie Pfeiffer Lennon

Advertising Account Executive

Kathy Thuerbach

Advertising Sales Manager


Advertising Account Executive

Morgan Hancock

Advertising Account Executive

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Previously Loved

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Grey Adidas, $59 Green Slip Dress by XOXO, $24 Grey Chico’s Suede Fringe Jacket, $19 All from Belle Monde Boutique

Kate Landry Animal Print Clutch, $18

Alberto Makali Jacket, $29 Pink Convertible Crossbody/Clutch, $24

Second-hand clothing, aka previously loved threads, are a fabulously mindful way to cut back on waste.


t is also a great way to stay on-trend when you’re shopping on a budget. This month’s TOPS Shops are Belle Monde Boutique and Sassy Fox Boutique. Both are located in St. Matthews, and their racks are full of clothing for any occasion. Whether you’re looking to sell your clothing or purchase it second-hand, you will know that you’re a sustainable and price savvy fashionista doing a little bit for the health of the world while you’re looking fab.

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Shell Teardrop Earrings, $18

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Chico’s Embroidered Fringe Jacket, $49, from Sassy Fox

Dylan Tank, $12 Heart Chain Necklace, $28 Free People Print Midi Skirt, $69 JAN Embroidered Zip Denim Jacket, $69 BCBG studded brown clutch, $39 Brighton Heart necklace, $22 All from Belle Monde Boutique

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Natalia and Steve Bishop at the Story Louisville Launch Party

OUT + ABOUT presented by

Maliyah Beason, Kennedy Norris, Ayla Brock and Zion Hines at the Heuser Hearing Institute Check Presentation

Brandon Coan, Jenny Cobb and Chris Jackson at Feast at the Feet of the Giants

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Alex Torres, winner of the Taco Eating Contest at The Louisville Taco Festival

Cody Johnson and Jody Bartula at Hot Country Nights

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Umi Naughty, Katie Ryser, Greg D’Adamo and Anya Androvna at CycleBar - PRIDE Ride

Deanna Hampton, Janet Essenpreis and Nancy Cheak at the 75th D-Day Anniversary

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Spotlight: 30 Boutique Fabulous Frocks Fashion:

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Boutique Spotlight: To A Beautiful Dress

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ou’ve found the one, set the date and before you know it, your wedding is a couple of short months away! What about your dress?! Don’t worry ladies; there’s a new gown shop in town. Fabulous Frocks, a “ready-to-wed” bridal boutique has come to Louisville and is located in Westport Village. Fabulous Frocks Bridal Boutique brings a fresh, new and innovative concept to the Bridal Industry in Louisville. This boutique offers brides an extensive collection of “ready-to-wed” and made-to-order gowns in a one-on-one setting. Franchise Owner, Amy Grooms, fell in love with the idea of being able to purchase a designer gown, straight off the rack with a short time frame, two months to be exact. Fabulous Frocks now has five locations in different cities- Kansas City, Louisville, Nashville, and Shreveport. Fabulous Frocks Bridal Louisville Owner, Kirsten Rice, shares that they were searching high and low when looking for the perfect location in Louisville. They wanted something big, fabulous, but intimate. “We were looking at a couple of different locations, and this one just fell into our lap” Kirsten shares “We were informed that Tunie’s was moving and it was the perfect big, but an intimate location for us.” The Westport Village location allows them to be more than a bridal boutique. Brides can make it a fun and memorable girl’s day with local shopping, brunch, and a trip to the salon all within walking distance.

Fabulous Frocks is a beautiful addition to the experience and atmosphere of Westport Village. Their collection contains a wide selection of designers such as Pronovias, Hayley Paige, Watters, and Maggie Sottero and will leave you feeling glamorous on your wedding day. Stop by and see for yourself during their Open House on July 17th at 6:30 pm. 


Fabulous Frocks is located at 1301 Herr Ln Suite 117. Call 502-384-0501 or visit their website at louisville for more information.

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Ready SET Go! Press play on your summer playlist and break out the sunnies because summer is here and we are ready! Pack a punch with your summer wardrobe with fun colors and tropical prints. Find everything you need for your warm-weather looks at Dress & Dwell and HIM Boutique.


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Nothing says summer like lounging on a patio savoring long summer nights and delicious fare from local gems like The Exchange in New Albany.

On Shannon: Home to You Off the Shoulder Crop Top: $48; Luna Just Black Denim White Short: $68; Sunglasses: Diff Eyewear: $88; Summer Essential Straw Bag: $58 On Ross: Black Label Woodstock Tee: $65; Scotch and Soda Short: $78; Cole Haan Sneakers:$140; Ray Bans: $155; Brand 47 LA Hat: $29

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Matching sets are having their moment in the sun. Whether you fancy a pant set or skirt and top combo, this look is an easy way to pull together a chic summer style. On Amanda: Purple Skirt and Top Set: $68 On Shannon: Honeysuckle Set: $66

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westport village

Village Discounts Giveaways Food & Drinks

July 11

Thurs, , 6-8pm Swing N’ Wing Ding: Billy Goat Strut Revue

Celebrate our new mural by Kelsey Montague. Live jazz/swing music, dancing, art activities and excellent photo opportunities!

July 27

Sat, , 3-5pm Village-Wide Tent Sale: Funkasaurus

Find great deals from shops throughout Westport Village in one location, all while boogieing to funky live music.




July 18, 6-8pm The Newbees

Enjoy Beatles and classic rock hits from this 12-piece ensemble featuring horns, strings and powerhouse vocals.

Aug 8

Thurs, , 6-8pm School Supply Drive: School of Rock

Stuff the on-site bus with school supplies. Listen to rock jams performed by School of Rock. All donations delivered to UniKids – sending school supplies to orphanages and children in developing countries.

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Reichmuth MEGAN + KODY


Megan and Kody Reichmuth took one another to have and to hold in the Caldwell Chapel at the Presbyterian School. “We thought about eloping to Iceland instead but decided not to do that and have a more traditional wedding instead.”

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he chapel resembles a Viking ship, only upside down and with beautiful stained glass windows, huge arches on both sides, and a beautiful organ around the balcony area.” Megan’s a dentist with an exacting personality as well as a self-acknowledged “type-A drive,” so she wanted to plan out the entire day with each minute executed as carefully as possible.

However, as we all know, nothing goes exactly as we plan, and there were speed bumps throughout the day. Finally, she let go of so she could celebrate with her husband and their families. They held their reception on the Captain’s Quarters Princess yacht. With a trio band to lead the festivities, the couple enjoyed their evening and made memories in Louisville that they will forever cherish. They are now moving to Oregon, where they will embark on all new adventures. 

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T h e chap el re s e mbl es a Vik i ng shi p , o n ly up side d ow n a nd w i t h beau t i ful s t a i n ed gl a ss w i n d ows, huge a rch es on both s id e s , a nd a b eau ti ful orga n a ro u n d the ba l cony a rea .

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Indoor Succulent Styling with Girl Plant Boss, Bailey Wynn of Bloomed Roots STORY AND PHOTOS BY BAILEY WYNN


ohemian greenery decor has made an explosion into the decor and design scene in our homes, stores, and business dwellings. It’s a refreshing component to the overall ambiance of your living space that directly impacts your mind in passive ways. There have been studies that prove plants improve the air quality of your atmosphere, indoors and out. The real test to this is a visual one that you can play on your own. Can you name the last time you went into a home or office where plants didn’t catch your eye or bring you an overall sense of peace? It’s few and far between that people look at plants with disgust. When you notice plant life and really take time to appreciate the grooves of the plant, the textures, the color, the scent, anything and everything sensory can impact you so much. It’s just that struggle of taking the time to notice the little things; i.e., “stopping and smelling the roses” or in this case, stop what you’re doing and appreciated the greenery in your space and recognizing the inner peace you have when you’re near it.

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What if you’re so busy living your life that you barely have any time to bring another species into your domain and not feel bad for killing it? I strongly suggest succulents because they’re drought-resistant plants that require minimal maintenance and watering. Sansevieria plants have so many benefits, the coolest one being that it adds Oxygen into your home. You can style a Sansevieria anywhere in your home because they don’t require tons of sunlight and come in various sizes. Have an empty hall that needs some life? Sansevieria can grow up to 4 ft tall, giving you a luscious and modern plant look! 


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Adding peaceful colors to your home for mental health BY MALLY WUNDERLICH PHOTOS BY ANNA MAY PHOTOGRAPHY


hoosing colors for your home can be overwhelming. However, if you take into consideration the effect specific colors can have on your mood, it might make your decision process more comfortable. Think of the color wheel and the emotions each color elicits. The color gray is said to be neutral, it is unemotional and evokes the feeling of practicality and quiet, and it is also associated with timelessness. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that gray is such a popular color in many aspects of the home. From wall color to tile, countertops, and furnishings, gray can easily work itself into your home in many mediums. The living room pictured has dark grey walls, showing its formality and its timelessness, all the while remaining neutral and letting the beautiful woodwork and pops of pink shine. The brown tones of that wood speak to confidence and stability, while the pink shows some playfulness as well as a touch of femininity. The bathroom pictured is predominantly white, which often reads as peaceful, clean, and sterile. With black accents that command authority and green accents bringing in nature and balance, this bathroom becomes a cohesive space. Choosing colors for within your home isn’t just about the paint colors and the hard materials, but also the furnishings, textiles, and accessories. Dwellings, located in St. Matthews, is a fantastic resource to help you with all of those aspects. From the ground up, they can help make your home take on the moods that you desire. 

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Styling the surfaces in your home can be tricky. Recently, there has been a considerable movement towards seeking calm and serenity in our daily lives and how we can bring this into our homes. As a designer, I'm incredibly intentional about how the items surrounding you and I, make us feel. Before heading out to your favorite local shops, stop and focus on the top emotions you want in the space you are working on. Living plants tend to immediately reduce stress (the right ones can clean the air in your home), and color can instantly affect your mood. Deep Blue promotes efficiency, while light blue can encourage calmness. Know what your triggers are, and be mindful next time you enter a space. One of the most essential styling tools to affect your daily life is to keep objects near; you can instantly hold and feel a found memory from. I like to mix these objects with newly found pieces from local retailers in my own home. Combining found brain coral from a trip to the BVI's, inspiring books, plants in various textures and colors, and an updated piece on a classic blue and white motif all bring a sense of calm, and the right level of energy. Blue and white are two tones you can bring in to mix with other neutrals to create a serene space. Blue is known to help you sleep as it is a soothing tone. White is an adaptable color with versetal tones per preference on shade to calm your eyes and allow neutrality to surround you.

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Those who know the history of Louisville might not have guessed that the Butchertown area of the past would become a popular neighborhood, with coveted homes attracting young professionals. They are attracted by the allure of living closer to their downtown workplaces, easing the transit times in their lives.


ormerly on the verge of being a bit dilapidated, the revitalization of the homes and new businesses in the surrounding area have built an appealing package to consider while looking for a new place to call home. A certain local realtor had a spectacular vision on this matter and years ago began working with a developer in NuLu to rebuild this district, revitalizing the historic buildings and bringing in exciting new tenants. Meet Scott Howe of HOWE Real Estate. Scott’s wife, Mo McKnight Howe, is a local business owner herself- she’s the proprietor of Revelry Boutique Gallery in the NuLu neighborhood.

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he two made the choice to live in the area, as well. “As we were building our careers in NuLu, Scott had the foresight to realize that Butchertown would be an amazing place to purchase property before what we call the “Butchertown Boom”. I love historic homes so I was excited to get into the 1800 sq. foot house and see how we could make it our own with respecting the home and its history, while making modern adjustments to fulfill what he loved about homes. This home is a great mix of the both of us.”

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alking into the home, you’re immediately immersed into a modern bohemian environment with art and light, making for a very zen living room. The couple utilizes Sonos speakers, allowing guests to enjoy custom music playing in each room.

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he kitchen is connected with the option to close the original pocket doors. These date back to 1846 when the house was built. The vertical design component is an element that carries through both rooms. “The original crown molding around the windows was covered with a drop ceiling from the previous owners in the 1980’s,” Mo says. “We had one of our friends, Mitchell Kersting, come over to help us figure out what was going on with the frame around the window and he got on a ladder and just punched his hand through the ceiling to reveal that there was another few feet above it so we ripped it out to showcase the beautiful architecture of our shotgun home. Then we moved onto the floors. There were four layers of flooring covering the original flooring. We went through layer after layer until we finally got to the original heart pine wood floors. It was beautiful. We finished them and filled in spaces that had holes but otherwise it’s exactly as they were when the house was built.”

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s the couple settled into their home, they saved money to renovate their bathroom, as well as the floor in the hallway. The original bathroom wasn’t spacious enough to fit their needs. While renovating that space, they decided to place a new boho themed floor to lead from the kitchen to the bathroom. The result is fabulously modern. “We really love our home,” Mo says. “We want to do so much more with our upstairs space to give me an art studio. I walk to work, we walk around the neighborhood to spend time with friends, eating out, and appreciating this historical neighborhood. Our friends live around us. It’s as though we have our own little retreat in the city and it’s quite a dream.”

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he renaissance of downtown New Albany brought forth a bevy of new eateries, boutiques, bars and businesses and while some have come and gone, The Exchange Pub + Grill remains a solid entry in a crowded field.

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Owned by local restaurateur Ian Hall, the Exchange has expanded since it opened in 2012 to include a large pet friendly patio and an open upstairs dining area that’s perfect for company lunches or big groups at dinner. The Exchange was constructed in a building that sat empty for over a decade. Bringing it back to life using repurposed items was part of the environmentally friendly concept. Here, you’ll find local beers, large portions and creatively crafted cocktails all designed to set The Exchange apart from competitors on both sides of the river. The menu changes seasonally both in the kitchen and in the bar, where cleverly crafted cocktails make spirits just as important as the lunch and dinner offerings. The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is located at 118 W. Main in New Albany. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The bar is open until 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are accepted. 

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bar Vetti takes chance on vintage location, pairs Kentucky delicacies with Italian classics. BY MANDY WOLF DETWILER PHOTOS BY JOSH KEOWN

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ouisville might not be known for it’s pizza scene yet, but bar Vetti operator Ryan Rogers saw a chance and took it when the owners of the landmark Fourth Street 800 building approached him to open a restaurant. Rogers, the braintrust behind the Feast BBQ and Royals Hot Chicken concepts, opened bar Vetti 18 months ago and quickly realized the Italian Kentuckians think they know wasn’t what he had planned to give them. Instead, he worked with chef/ partner Andrew McCabe to pair Kentucky staples with the concepts behind traditional trattorias in Italy. “They really speak to that region that they’re from, so we try a similar idea and say ‘if we’re representing our region, our region is Kentucky’,” Rogers says.

We want to stay true to food in the Italian sense, but pick products from the region we’re in That means you’re likely to find more traditional pizzas –– such as a classic Margherita –– but also dishes with collard greens, homemade ricotta, beets and county ham. As more Americans become food savvy, chefs like McCabe are afforded the opportunity to create entrees beyond the $9.99 pepperoni –– and they’re learning to appreciate that culinary expertise. “We want to stay true to food in the Italian sense, but pick products from the region we’re in,” McCabe says. “That way we are an Italian restaurant, but there’s a sense of place as well. We can replicate things from Italy, but stay true at the same time.” McCabe plans to change the menu seasonally. bar Vetti is located at 800 S. 4th Street. The restaurant is open at 5 p.m., and reservations are accepted at (502) 883-3331 or via the company’s Web site at A full bar menu with signature cocktails and homemade amari (Italian apertifs) is also available. 

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Squash, zucchini, peppers, oven dried tomato cream, tomato powder, house ricotta, and balsamic pearls.


Summer is here, and the warmer weather is bringing all of us out of our homes and encouraging us to be adventurous as we go about the city, with a new reason to be out and about. We recommend adding Napa River Grill in Westport Village to your date night list, because their summer menu additions have all the devour power elements to make it one to remember!

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Hot Brown Croque Madame $14 LUNCH ONLY

House roasted turkey, Applewood bacon, oven dried tomato, Texas toast, mornay sauce, and a sunny fried egg.

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Wonton chips, diced Ahi tuna, cucumber slaw, sesame soy vinaigrette, and wasabi aioli.

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Classic baked vanilla custard with a poached apple rose.

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Looking to cool off this summer? From old school favorites to new delicious takes, the Louisville area is TOPS for cool treats.

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Royals Hot Chicken

736 E MARKET ST., LOUISVILLE, KY 40202 502-919-7068


ou might not think of a hot chicken restaurant to have one of the best cold treats in the city, but in fact, Royals Hot Chicken knows how to fire you up and cool you off. Located in the heart of NuLu on East Market St, this fast casual, relaxed hot chicken spot serves up some of the hottest chicken and the best milkshakes. The dessert menu is simple and as relaxed as the atmosphere. Royals Shakes are available in Vanilla or Chocolate. The shakes are made with real, quality ingredients and packed with flavor. For only a dollar, you can blend in a fried apple hand pie. But the perfect companion to the milkshake is the fried hot chicken served on a potato bun with mayo, iceberg lettuce, and pickles with a heat level of X-Hot. The chicken at Royals is brined for a day to ensure the correct flavor and spice level. The Royals heat level scale goes from classic fried to Gonzo hot. Warning! Only try Gonzo level hot chicken if you are prepared to cry a little and have more than one milkshake. Royals have special milkshake flavors of the month, in addition to the standard vanilla and chocolate. Past monthly flavors have included Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake, a Red Velvet Milkshake and a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. July’s monthly flavor is Orange Dreamsicle. Check out Royals Instagram account, @royalshotchicken for monthly specials and specialty milkshake availability.

Liege & Dairy Ice Cream + Waffles 2212 HOLIDAY MANOR CENTER, LOUISVILLE, KY 40222 502-791-7991


he Legendary Waffle Sundaes at Liege & Dairy is what gets you through the door, but it’s the unique twist on small-batch ice cream and vast toppings that keeps you coming back for more. Considered the new kids on the block when it comes to cool treats, Liege & Dairy opened their first location in Holiday Manor Center in April 2018. They have since opened a second location in Middletown and added a food truck. The owner of the business, Andrew Llewellyn, traveled to Belgium where he first had a Liege waffle. He liked it so much that it inspired him to open Liege & Dairy Ice Cream +Waffles. Andrew wanted to capture the taste from Belgium while incorporating local Kentucky flavors. Liege & Dairy uses many products such as coffee, honey, molasses, and fruits from local markets and Kentucky farms. Andrew touts the ice cream is non-GMO made from hormone-free cows. “What’s better than waffles and ice cream?

They’re the two best food groups, period,” says Andrew. ” We take the waffle you have been missing for your whole life, the Liege Waffle, along with some of the most amazing creamy ice creams, then combine them into our Legendary Waffle Sundaes. We make our ice creams, waffles, and most of our toppings from scratch in Louisville daily.” The Legendary Waffle Sundaes includes a Liege waffle, 1 scoop of ice cream, and 3 toppings. You can build your own or pick from a list of signature flavors. A favorite signature waffle sundae is Kenny’s Cookie Jar Waffle Sundae with a Liege waffle, cookies & cream ice cream, Oreo cookie butter, cookie pieces, and warm Nutella drizzle. Liege & Dairy has other menu items, too. Every Tuesday -and only on Tuesdays- you can order a taco shaped cone and fill it with your favorite ice cream and toppings. It’s the perfect cool treat to celebrate #TacoTuesday.

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ounded in Louisville, The Comfy Cow has been scooping out cool treats for 10 years at 5 area locations. They focus on producing one-of-a-kind handcrafted ice cream. Their scoop shops have eclectic décor and a fun atmosphere. Signature flavors include the very popular Black Raspberry Chip, Strawberry Fields Forever, Espresso Yourself, Cake Batter UP and Georgia Butter Pecan, which is one of their award winning flavors. New seasonal summer flavors came out in June. First and foremost, the banana pudding is back! “Banana Pudding Y’all” is banana ice cream with vanilla wafer pieces and a marshmallow swirl. The second addition is their “Pistachio Chocolate Chip” which is composed of pistachio and almond ice cream with chunks of chocolate. Last but not least, the “Piña Colada Sorbet” Is coconut cream and crushed pineapple sorbet. These flavors will be available at all Comfy Cow locations throughout the summer carrying some serious devour power. In addition to ice cream and ice cream cones, The Comfy Cow specializes in ice cream pies. The Cookies & Cream cake is chocolate graham cracker crust filled with cookies and cream, hot fudge and covered in crushed Oreos. The “BFF” has chocolate and vanilla ice cream with layers of caramel and hot fudge and topped with chopped Heath bar pieces. Your four-legged friends can cool down this summer, too! The Comfy Cow has a cool treat for your dog as well. Pooch pops are homemade frozen treats made with plain yogurt, peanut butter, blueberries, bananas, and vanilla extract.

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Dairy Kastle 575 EASTERN PARKWAY LOUISVILLE, KY 40217 502-643-8990


airy Kastle is a walk up experience that allows people to enjoy themselves with friends and family. We work to create a fun experience for everyone.” states owners, Katherine Smith, and Damian Vitale. This quote on the Dairy Kastle website sums up all the charm and local love this spot has garnered for over 40 years. Dairy Kastle is a traditional ice cream stand that carries not only cool treats but savory bites from chili dogs to a Taco-in-Bag.

Mark’s Feed Store The entire menu is super affordable and has all the old school summertime favorite treats. Ice cream cones are available in cake, sugar or waffle, dipped in chocolate, butterscotch or cherry and covered in sprinkles, nuts or Oreos. Other menus items include sundaes, hot fudge cakes, banana splits, milkshakes, flurries, floats, ice cream sodas, and slushies. Vegan fans listen up. Dairy Kastle has the vegan soft serve, vegan milkshakes, and vegan hot dogs. The pineapple and coconut soft serve are favorites. For most people, it’s not summer until you’ve had a visit to Dairy Kastle. As all the locals know, be prepared to stand in-line and stop by an ATM on your way, because Dairy Kastle is cash only.

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ince 1988, Mark’s Feed Store has been serving barbecue and their famous homemade buttermilk pies in Louisville. Store founder, Mark Erwin selected the old Hancock’s Feed Store in Middletown to open his vision of an excellent BBQ restaurant. Since then, his cooking techniques and cooking secrets have been passed down for three generations and grown to six locations. Anyone who frequents a Mark’s Feed Store location or has had them cater an event has experienced the delicious, sugar hush of their buttermilk pies at the end of the meal. Now, you can enjoy the buttermilk pie as a cool treat. Try the Buttermilk Crunch. It’s pieces of Mark’s buttermilk pie in a glass, topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel, and peanuts. Want to make the Buttermilk Crunch even sweeter? Every Monday after 4 pm, you can get a FREE dessert with the purchase of an entrée dining in at any Mark’s Feed Store location.

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Clean & Non-Toxic


Sun exposure can take a toll on your skin, so why treat it with harsh chemicals? Here are some all-natural, non-toxic products to soothe and improve your summer skin.

NON-TOXIC SPF Best Face and Body Sunscreen

Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen, SPF 30, $15.99. Available at Rainbow Blossom and Whole Foods.

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W3LL PEOPLE Bio Tint Moisturizer, SPF 30, $28.99. Available at Target.

TRUSTED FACIAL CLEANSER Best Affordable cleanser


Badger Aloe Vera Gel, $6.50. Available at Rainbow Blossom and Whole Foods.

Best for Face

Ursa Major Face Balm, $14. Available at White’s Mercantile.

HYDRATING FACE OIL Best for brightening

One Love Organics Vitamin C Facial Serum, $75. Available online via One Love Organics.

Best for multi-purpose

Soapwalla Restorative Face Serum, $64. Available Online via Nolie & Us.

Best for anti-aging

Goop Enriching Face Oil, $110. Available at White’s Mercantile.

Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel, $9.99. Available at Rainbow Blossom or Whole Foods.


Best luxurious cleanser

Best Lip Scrub

Goop Luminous Melting Cleanser, $90. Available at White’s Mercantile.

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Raw Sugar Lip Scrub, $7.99. Available at Target.

Best Lip balm

CBD Restorative Lip Balm, $13.00 Available at Whites Mercantile.

The Benefits of a Massage

chronic issues. “Pain associated with tight or knotted muscles or relieve stress are just a few advantages of massages,” says Marcia Cotner, owner of Middletown location. Massage Envy has newly added features such as assisted stretch and rapid tension relief. The assisted stretch can be added onto any massage service as a prep for massage or used to increase mobility and flexibility. Rapid tension relief uses rapid vibration movement that targets more severe muscle pain and can be used on 11 different areas of the body. Quality self-care, customizable experience with state-licensed professionals, that’s what you’ll find at all Louisville area locations. Taking time for yourself doesn’t have to wait.




elf-care is nothing new, but finding the time for it is. In a world that is laced with long lists of to-dos, it’s hard to find time for yourself. Massage Envy makes it more accommodating with 5 area locations and open seven days a week. The extended hours and nationwide membership services make booking simplified. Recently, I had the pleasure of carving some ‘me’ time into my schedule and enjoy a massage service at one of the Louisville locations. I was happy to learn Massage Envy

was more than a national spa franchise. I was greeted by a friendly sales associate and modern, serene decor. I could tell that the quality was not sacrificed when visiting Massage Envy. “We customize every session to meet the client’s needs. Making massages a part of your regular schedule doesn’t have to be expensive,” says Vicki Goldberg, owner of St. Mathews location. A new client can benefit from a quality 50 min hands-on service starting at $55. Each location offers premier facial services as well with luxury skincare lines like Obagi and CyMe. A regular massage routine can help some


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Continued Strength

If anyone has the right to be called a survivor, it’s Whitney Austin. She’s a strong woman who went through a terrifying ordeal, and now she uses her experience with others. She shared the details with Bella. Warning: Parts of this story are very graphic, discretion is advised. PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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he shooting happened around the same time that we purchased a new home. It was a Thursday morning and I drove up for a day in the office rather than staying the night. I remember leaving the house and kissing my kids goodbye. They wanted a second hug and kiss that day, and I did even though my brain was telling me that I needed to get out of the door. I'm thankful I took the time to do so that day. I like to optimize my time during the drives, so I spent my drive time listening to a podcast about banking and then joined a conference call with a few peers. As I drove into Fountain Square parking garage, I knew that I would lose the signal on my call, so I reminded everyone that I would probably lose connectivity, and I did. I walked up the stairwell into the lobby of the Westin Hotel, then exited through the revolving door to go out onto the street. That’s when I dialed back in for the conference call, and crossed 5th Street on the walkway with my attention split between the call and watching out for cars, as they typically don't slow down in that area.

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Now, this is where my memory gets


have no recollection of whether there were people around me or not; it was probably a ghost town, but my mind was focused on the conference call so I didn't observe my surroundings as others may have. I was walking towards the entrance of the building and at the revolving door, I noticed the glass within the door was shattered but still fully entact. It didn't actually alarm me. Weeks prior my husband's car window was broken with a rock and at that moment I thought this glass is broken because someone threw a rock. Not concerned with the shattered glass, I pushed the revolving door with the right side of my body and that is when everything happened. Multiple bullets hit me, and I collapsed because of the force of the impact.

I NEVER SAW MY SHOOTER OR ANY OF THE VICTIMS. I WAS FOCUSED ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE, TRYING TO FIND S OMEONE TO SAVE ME. As I collapsed outward, I looked toward Fountain Square. That's all that I remember visually, I was protected in a way because I didn't see what was happening in the building. I never saw my shooter or any of the victims. I was focused on Fountain Square, trying to find someone to save me. I knew it was a mass shooting, there was no other rational explanation. I pay enough attention to the news and have been fearful of it happening to my family , so I knew I was in one. Without a doubt. I had to think about what to do. How could I get out? I was coughing up blood and I was in shock. Adrenaline was pumping through me. There wasn’t a lot of pain as I was focused on what was happening around me. At first, it didn't feel like I would survive. I’d

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seen enough violent movies to know that coughing up that much blood isn't a good thing. However, a few seconds passed and I wasn't dead, so I knew I had to focus and get out of this situation. My first thought was to get out by standing up and escaping, but I tried, and I wasn't strong enough. My second thought was to call someone, call anyone to save me. I realized I still had the conference line running as I could hear my peers but I had placed the call on mute earlier. I remember hearing them say, "Whitney, are you there?" repeatedly, but I couldn’t unmute it because once I moved, it happened again. He came back and shot me. That's when I started to feel hopeless.

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I decided to play I assumed he shot me again because I moved, so I needed to convince him to leave me alone. Without anyone on Fountain Square to save me, I didn’t see any way out of the situation. But luckily for me, Officer Alphonso (Al) Staples and the Cincinnati Police Department arrived on the scene. As soon as my eyes made contact with Al, I shouted as loud as I could: You need to get over here and save me. You've got to save me. I have a five-year-old and seven-year-old, and they need their mother. Al screamed back at me about a five and seven-year-old being inside and I clarified that they were home and they were fine, but they need their mother, so he had to save me


n total, the time I spent within the revolving door was approximately two minutes, but it felt much longer to me. As soon as they took down the shooter, Al saved me. In my memory, I thought he carried me out, but when I watched the video, I realized that he and another female officer helped me walk out. He walked me over to the flagpole bench on Fountain Square. I remember the pain was starting to set in, but I needed to stay focused on my goal of getting home to my family.

After being rescued, first responders took all measures possible to make me comfortable while trying to save my life. The ambulance arrived shortly and thanks to the amazing staff at UC Medical Center, I was stabilized and moved into the NICU. I remember calling my kids that night from the hospital. I was so grateful that my family had gone to such great lengths to keep my children away from the news. My kids were blissfully unaware of the dramatic events of the day and the rollercoaster of emotions that others weren’t as lucky to avoid. By the time they talked to us that evening, they knew something was up because they were at grandma and grandpa's house and mommy and daddy weren't there with them. However, we spoke with them over Facetime, my husband explained to them

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to get me home to them. I remember laying there and wondering why he hadn't saved me yet. But that's not how things work. Law enforcement must first eliminate the threat before they can rescue victims. As I waited for Al to save me, I regained my will to survive. I also grew frustrated. I was frustrated that I was caught up in a mass shooting but even more important, I was frustrated that I had done nothing to prevent it. I had taken steps prior to the shooting to volunteer with a local grassroots organization focused on preventing gun violence. I’d received invites yet ignored them. In that moment, I felt guilty that I hadn’t done more.

YO U N E E D TO G E T O V E R H E R E A N D S AV E M E . YO U ’ V E G OT TO S AV E M E . I H AV E A F I V E -Y E A R - O L D A N D S E V E N -Y E A R - O L D , A N D T H E Y N E E D T H E I R M OT H E R . what happened, and they could see that I was sitting up and looking pretty good in the hospital bed. They asked us a few questions, then asked if they could go back to watching their television show. They weren’t concerned. I didn’t have surgery until the next day. I needed a repair surgery for multiple bones in my right arm. It was hit first as I pushed through the revolving door and my humerus, radial head, and ulna were shattered. Prior to surgery, my right arm wasn’t even recognizable. I was able to go home within five days of the shooting. The thing that I remember most about coming home the first week was how pitiful and dependent I was. On day two, Waller, my husband, and a family friend helped me lean over the bathtub and washed my hair three times just to remove all the blood.

I have learned how amazing the human body is. In the beginning I couldn’t use the restroom on my own, I couldn’t feed myself, I couldn’t put my hair in a ponytail. On top of that, I wasn’t allowed to bathe or shower for weeks because of the incision from my surgery. My amazing hairstylist would do my hair for me so that I could look presentable. To get by that first month my cousin moved in with us and played the role of mommy, caretaker, and business partner. Every day and every week I just got stronger and stronger. I can remember being in my backyard and walking up just four steps, and that made me feel winded. I knew I was so fragile at that time. However, through breathing exercises and therapy, I have been able to rebuild my strength and endurance. I go to physical and occupational therapy multiple times a week

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A Night For Life and I’ve progressed so much in just nine short months. While there is still much to be done, I can now pick up my kids. I went swimming for the first time this summer realized I can’t do the breaststroke like I used to. Freestyle is hard too.Every time I try to move my right arm up for the rotation it just catches and it’s very uncomfortable. Throwing a football well is also out of the question right now, but I’m very proud of the progress I’ve made after being shot twelve times. Picking up your kids is one of the best feelings, and I get to do that. This is a miracle.

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I’m very lucky with my injuries because they could have been much worse. No major arteries were hit by the bullets and I didn’t see the shooting. Without visual images to haunt me I feel quite strong mentally. However, one of the most difficult days for me was the day of my second surgery on my right arm in October 2019. On that day the shooting at the Stony Brook Kroger occurred. That shooting became a huge trigger for me. Cincinnati isn’t my hometown, so it was very easy to dismiss what happened to me and the fear of it happening again. But then it happened here. I know that Kroger. I had worked in the bank within it years ago. My customers and family use that Kroger. I started to ruminate over it for two straight days. I read about the victims, the perpetrator, and all the details. I learned quickly that I couldn’t do that. It doesn’t matter if it’s the shooting at Stony Brook, Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, or any other shooting, big or small. I become extremely distraught about the loss of life and I cannot pour over the details because it sends me into a tailspin that I think many people can only imagine. After three days of ruminating about the Stony Brook shooting, I knew that it wasn’t helping and I needed to stop. What I can do is do the work of my non-profit, Whitney/Strong. I pushed myself out of my head and put myself into action. While I see a therapist regularly and she has provided me with tools to get through these moments, what helps the most is channeling my energy into Whitney/Strong. I feel pulled toward preventing gun violence and couldn’t turn my back on this issue if I tried. 

The Whitney/Strong organization is focused on reducing gun violence through majority-supported and evidence-based solutions. Whitney/Strong has three main solutions to execute on for 2019/2020: preventing firearm suicides, enforcing existing laws aimed at preventing prohibited persons from purchasing firearms, and getting extreme risk protection orders for Kentucky and Ohio. To learn more join us on September 6th at the Muhammad Ali Center for Whitney/Strong’s A Night for Life. Additionally, you can learn more at and through social media with @whitstrongorg.

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This month, TOPS is celebrating Louisville’s finest Healthcare Heroes. From doctors to dentists, to chiropractors and those practicing alternative medicines, we thank everyone in the healthcare community for taking care of us, both physically and mentally.

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Mortenson Family Dental

keep it that way. We believe in and are committed to educating our patients and our communities on the importance of preventive care and healthy hygiene habits.

502-244-9595 • MORTENSONDENTAL.COM Since 1979, Mortenson Family Dental has been one of Kentuckiana’s most trusted names in Dentistry. What started as a single dental office in Middletown, Ky., has grown into many locations that offer many dental services across the Louisville, Southern Indiana and Southern Ohio communities. At Mortenson Dental Partners we know how important your smile is to you, and it is important to us too. That is why we offer convenient appointment times, accept most insurance plans and can take care of all your dental needs between each of our dental partners. We focus on restoring each smile to a healthy state and on preventive care to help

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Our mission at Mortenson is to improve the lives of others by living our values everyday. Founded by Dr. Wayne Mortenson and his wife Sue, Mortenson Family Dental now has over 40 locations in the area. While Dr. Wayne is no longer practicing dentistry, each practice is home to dentists with the same high standards of patient care, service and dental knowledge as Dr. Wayne. Whether you are looking for a complete smile makeover, comprehensive orthodontic treatment, specialized pediatric care or a routine checkup and cleaning, Mortenson Dental Partners has an office that’s right for you. To learn more about smile makeovers, sedation dentistry, routine checkups and teeth cleanings, and more, visit Pictured: Jayme Meyer, DMD; Brandon James, DMD; George Quintero, DMD; Alison Simpson, DMD; Nilima Horlander, DMD.

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Dr. Julene Samuels MD, FACS 502-897-9411 • 9419 NORTON COMMONS BLVD, SUITE 101 AWOMANSTOUCHMD.COM Through her hard work, personalized service, and well practiced expertise, Dr. Julene Samuels has become one of the region’s very best regarded plastic surgeons. Along with her carefully selected staff of nurses (whom she refers to warmly as physician extender “partners”), Dr. Samuels offers a personalized, boutique style of service that one would be more apt to expect from a family doctor when it comes to the “handson” personal approach to the care of her patients...yet the practice offers a menu of services you’d expect to find in a much bigger metropolitan plastic surgery practice. Dr. Samuels goes out of her way to form strong bonds of familiarity with her patients, who often continue to utilize her services throughout the phases of their lives. “It’s very humbling to see how lives can be changed through these procedures and to become familiar with the personalities of the people who come to me, and then return to the practice, over and over,” Dr. Samuel says. “It gets to the point where I can almost finish their sentences. I know their families.” Dr. Samuels specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body, but her initial field of study related to trauma and general surgery. After studying at UK, Dr. Samuels went on to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, long recognized as the most well rounded and respected program in the United States. There, she completed a rigorous five year General Surgery residency. She then completed a two year fellowship there in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Not one to rest on her laurels, Dr. Samuels has spent much time partnering with industry to perform important cosmetic clinical research on cosmetic devices in plastic surgery, is the author of many manuscripts and book chapters, and is a sought-after speaker on the national and international level. A woman with a deeply compassionate spirit, Dr. Samuels identifies with her patients and has one goal in mind. “The words that I always love to hear are, “You changed my life,’” she says. “Knowing that I can improve someone’s perception of themselves and make that kind of an impact, that’s so very important to me.”

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Ziad Katrib, MD Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery University of Louisville Physicians 502-780-NOSE • 9931 FOREST GREEN BOULEVARD 502-588-7020 • 401 E. CHESTNUT STREET, SUITE 170 ZKFACIALPLASTICS.COM • KYRHINOPLASTY.COM Dr. Ziad Katrib is a double board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face and neck. This includes many reconstructive surgeries such as facial trauma surgery, skin cancer reconstruction, and facial nerve reconstruction. He performs a wide variety of facial cosmetic procedures, but his true passion and most commonly performed surgery is Rhinoplasty. He dedicates much of his time to both teaching, and always learning about this complex and rewarding procedure.

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“The most rewarding part of my career is seeing the joy on my patients’ faces when we either restore or improve upon their facial appearance,” Dr. Katrib says, “Our face is who we are, and is deeply entwined with the psychology of how we perceive our world and how people perceive us. Being able to get people back into society or improve their self-esteem is the greatest reward I could ever ask for.” Dr. Katrib met his wife, a pediatrician, while they were both in training at the University of Louisville. They have two beautiful daughters, Nora and Emilia, as well as rescue dogs Sophie and Lola. Dr. Katrib has two main practice locations, one at the Health Care Outpatient Center and one in the East End of Louisville at Forest Green Boulevard.

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Signature Smiles 502-326-1800 • 4642 CHAMBERLAIN LN, SUITE #252 SIGNATURESMILESLOUISVILLE.COM Dr. Arlene Baluyut’s motto is Live Life Smiling! She specializes in family and cosmetic dentistry and has enjoyed practicing for nearly 34 years. Her office culture is second to none, and patients feel that synergy at every visit. Dr. B, as her patients fondly call her, has state-of-the-art dental technology and equipment, and she is able to provide the best dental care available. Her office, Signature Smiles, has all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. Her latest addition is the CEREC, a machine which allows her to do some amazing things, such as produce crowns within a single day. The Signature Smiles dental team is made up of professional and friendly people who are dedicated to providing their patients with personalized, gentle dental care. They are all trained and educated in their specific areas of duty. The entire team deeply care for their patients, so much that they think of them as family. “My team inspires me to come to work every day,” Dr. B says, “knowing that together we can make a difference in someone’s life.” A smile is the Universal Language. A smile is contagious. In fact, smiling produces endorphins that make one feel healthy, both emotionally and physically. Dr. B states, “The most fulfilling part about being a dentist is coaching people on how to maintain a healthy mouth and a confident smile. When we are able to convert someone who is fearful about going to the dentist to someone who is trusting of my team and me, that is my greatest reward,” she says. Dr. B balances her life by staying fit and traveling when she can. “I work hard, and I play hard. I’ve experienced that working out regularly and being active aid in decreasing stress. Travel re-energizes me as well so that I can bring creativity and positivity to our office each day and provide remarkable services for our patients.”

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Kentuckiana Pain Specialists 502-995-4004 • 3710 CHAMBERLAIN LANE KENTUCKIANAPAINSPECIALISTS.COM Kentuckiana Pain Specialists evaluates patients suffering from chronic pain in a compassionate way, offering longterm management of their conditions, resulting in an improved quality of life. Their treatments include medication management, but also interventional procedures such as implanted pain pumps and spinal cord stimulators. They also advocate stem cell therapy, in particular, Platelet Rich Plasma for musculoskeletal problems. Some patients may also require physical therapy and psychological support. “Our goal is to give our patients the best chance at having a quality life,” says Dr. Nair. “The most rewarding part of my job is providing relief to my patients who suffer from chronic pain. Also, I take pride in being able to put a dent in the nation’s opioid crisis. It has sometimes been difficult to convince both patients and doctors that there are better ways to treat chronic pain other than prescribing oral opioids, but my patients have shown me that with the right frame of mind and treatment, they can overcome their chronic pain condition and live a productive and happy life.”

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Wagner Family Dentistry 502-896-4374 • 4882 BROWNSBORO RD WAGNERFAMILYDENTISTRY.COM Dr. Joseph Wagner is excited to be celebrating over 25 years serving the needs of people from all walks of life at his St. Matthews office. Dr. Wagner is an expert at putting people at ease in the dental chair. “The main thing that I want people to know is that a trip to the dentist never has to hurt. I’m here to stop the pain, not cause it,” he says. Wagner Family Dentistry provides dental services based around granting patients a sense of security. Dr. Wagner carefully listens to everyone who comes to see him, only proceeding with treatment when they feel comfortable. He learned his work ethic and professional, friendly nature from

observing his father, who ran the now somewhat legendary Neff Pharmacy in the Portland neighborhood. “In addition to that experience, my father always emphasized the importance of education,” he says. Dr. Wagner took his advice to heart. He is a graduate of Trinity High School, has a Bachelor degree in Biology and received a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Louisville. He is proud to be serving his local community of St. Matthews. Dr. Wagner is adept and qualified to see patients of all ages, but he has developed a specialty in seniors. “People are tending to live longer now than ever before, and keeping their teeth longer as well. It’s a fantastic thing to see, but it means that their dental care requires a unique approach,” he says. “I’ve helped patients from the ages of 3 to 103,” he states proudly. Last year, he was voted by his peers as one of the Top Dentists in Louisville, an honor for which he is rightfully proud. “It means so much because my colleagues really understand the challenges and rewards of the profession,” he says. He also says of his profession, “I love it; there’s nothing better than helping someone achieve a healthy smile.”

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TheraPLACE Therapy & Learning Center 502-893-1380 • 4121 SHELBYVILLE ROAD #7 THERAPLACELEARNING.COM TheraPLACE is an out-patient pediatric therapy clinic providing occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to children and young adults, in Louisville, right in the heart of St. Matthews. “We believe that everyone is capable of growth and deserves the highest level of therapeutic services,” says Emily Moscoe MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, “Improving the quality of life for children and young adults. We work with our clients to achieve goals through purposeful activities. For instance, if a child is having trouble walking, our goal is not just to help her walk, we want to see her dance.”

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TheraPLACE has served the Louisville community admirably for over 5 years, making a deep and positive impact on the lives of many people as they help them to learn and grow. The devoted experts at TheraPLACE believe in a play based approach that encourages children to develop important new skills as they have fun doing it. This builds their abilities to be a part of a family unit, to engage in scholastic activities, and generally helping them to sharpen those vital communication skills, “We believe it is our philosophy, environment, and team approach that allows our clients to thrive and grow to their true potential,” says Mary Gwen Walker, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. In addition to Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy, TheraPLACE offers the following additional complementary therapies: Feeding Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Interactive Metronome brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training, Cognitive Development, Handwriting Without Tears, sensory integration activities and more. “It is our goal to provide holistic, innovative, and effective services that result in functional gains and family satisfaction,” says Kellie Robinson, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, “We remain dedicated to providing optimal care in an atmosphere of empathy.” TheraPLACE is accepting new clients.

Dr. Digenis 315 E. BROADWAY, NORTON HEALTHCARE PAVILION, SUITE 111 502-589-5544 • DIGENIS.COM Dr. Alexander G. Digenis started his own private medical practice specializing in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in 1999 in the Norton Pavilion Hospital. “I believe a hospital setting is the most ideal for surgeries performed under general anesthesia,” he says, but that’s not the extent of his expertise. “I also perform smaller inoffice procedures under local anesthesia. Our primary philosophy is excellent patient care, patient safety, and patient education.” Dr. Digenis finds that the most rewarding part of being a plastic surgeon is witnessing the significant changes in a patient’s quality of life and confidence through surgical innovations. When asked what inspires him most, he candidly says “My patients and the passion I have for the practice of medicine. For me, plastic surgery is an art form, and I am inspired daily to provide the best in patient care.”

The biggest career challenge for Dr. Digenis comes in balancing state of the art surgical techniques with safe, conservative therapies. He makes certain to constantly stay in the forefront of surgical and technological developments, always carefully tempering that with patient safety and education. Family is of paramount importance to Dr. Digenis. “I have two 8-year-old sons and a very tight-knit, dynamic Greek/American family who keep me humble and energetic. It takes a village to help me achieve the best of both worlds professionally and personally, so I’m grateful for my family and team who ground me. I feel exceptionally blessed by the presence of a strong and remarkable family.” Dr. Digenis is very proud to be recognized consistently as one of Louisville’s premier plastic surgeons by both patients and medical colleagues. “I am grateful for the exceptional training I received at Vanderbilt and NYU with some of the leading experts in the field of plastic surgery. Most of all, I’m grateful for having assembled a team of expertly trained medical professionals who share my commitment and passion in providing the best level of care to our patients.”

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Byrne Dental 502-363-2344 • 710 BRECKENRIDGE LANE, SUITE 101 BYRNEDENTALKY.COM Dispelling old notions of what a trip to the dentist is like, Byrne Dental has an atmosphere that is enjoyable to experience. Dr. Andy Byrne works on a personal level with patients, making a positive impact on their oral health and self confidence. He takes pride in providing personalized service, and leads a team that is equally committed. The doctor, staff, and office provide a comfortable and enjoyable place to receive dental care. “Handling my patients in a kind way allows time working to not

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seem like ‘a job,’” he says. “I’m very fortunate to have a great team to work with every day and thankful for the great families we get to see as patients.” Located in St. Matthews, the practice was originally on South third Street but moved to a new building in June 2016. A graduate of Saint Xavier and the University of Louisville Dental School, Dr.Byrne is a second generation dentist, bringing old fashioned know how with the latest advancements in dentistry. This includes the most up to date equipment for your comfort. Byrne Dental offers cosmetic dental treatments, braces, implants, and also general dental services at their state of the art office. “Because of the variety of services we provide here, patients are able to receive comprehensive and advanced dental treatment in one place without having to be referred out to other offices for treatment,” says Dr.Byrne.

The Skin Group 502-583-6647 • 2307 RIVER ROAD #101 • SKINGROUP.ORG Dr. Robert Zax and his team at The Skin Group have been providing the Greater Louisville Community superior dermatology services for over 29 years. In this ever changing industry he has remained top in his field by providing patients with new and innovative skin therapies and treatments. His team of experts specialize in all things skin and are able to customize a plan to suit your dermatologic, aesthetic, and cosmetic needs. He takes pride in his personalized business model which grants you the best attention and care possible. “We realize that each person is different,” Dr. Zax says, “and so we provide individualized service to each of our patients. Our standard demands that we pay better attention than patients often expect. This is not a factory or corporation, we want everyone to feel they are in very good hands because we care about outcomes.” Dr. Zax is one of very few physicians in the Louisville area qualified to perform MOHS micrographic surgery, a highly delicate treatment for skin cancer. Patients appreciate that Dr. Zax brings a sense of artistry to his work, which he finds endlessly fascinating. In addition to this expertise, he’s also excellent in providing education for the prevention of the disease. “If we can avoid cancer from developing, that, of course, makes life easier all around,”says the doctor, “Things as simple as using the appropriate sunscreen and safe sun practices can go a long way.” This busy practice is managed by his wife, Lisa, who alongside Dr. Zax, have provided a warm and welcoming office for his patients to experience exceptional care. The Skin Group recently moved their main office to a new and elegant location on River Road in addition to opening a new office in Shepherdsville. Their state of the art website features a patient portal so that those he treats can easily access their charts and other important information. There’s no doubt that Dr. Zax, and his team at The Skin Group, are dedicated to providing a first rate experience for all your dermatology and aesthetic needs.

Top row, left to right: Victoria Faulconer Yatsuknenko, PA-C and William Warrick, PA-C Bottom left: Shannon England, MSN, APRN Featured left: Dr. Robert Zax

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Floss 32 CRESTWOOD 502-241-8856 8815 STATE HIGHWAY 22 PROSPECT 502-916-1720 6007 TIMBER RIDGE DRIVE FLOSS32DENTISTRY.COM Floss 32 Dentistry focuses on providing compassionate, modern, dentistry to the entire family, they strive to provide the quality dentistry our patients deserve with the comfort they desire. Whether its porcelain veneers, root canal therapy, or just your child’s first dental cleaning; from the moment you step in the door Floss 32 will treat you like family. “There are numerous rewarding parts of being a dentist,” says Dr. Brittany Lynn Holeman, DMD. “Giving someone back their self-confidence by transforming their smile; taking away someone’s excruciating tooth pain in just one visit; or watching the patient’s relief when we fix the headaches that have plagued them for years. However, I must say the most rewarding thing for me is at the end of a visit when a previously anxious patient tells me ‘Well, this has actually been a pleasant experience.’ Many patients that walk through our doors have a fear or nervousness about seeing a dentist. Reassuring patients, calming their fears and taking the time to earn their trust is something we focus on at Floss 32. Modern advances in dentistry has really changed the way we practice. No longer is there a need to feel pain or discomfort in a dental chair.” The staff at Floss 32 take the time to get to know our patients. “I not only know the dental aspects, like if they prefer mint toothpaste, but I also make it a point to know their personal lives as well,” shares Dr. Brittany. “I know their kid’s names, the sports they play, the vacations they took, their favorite TV shows. It’s not uncommon to see Floss 32 at one of your child’s sporting events, sponsoring the game and cheering on the local teams. I truly find joy in taking an interest in my patient as a person and not just a ‘set of teeth’.”

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VisionWorks 502-423-4444 • 3801 SPRINGHURST BLVD #103 DRMARKLYNN.COM Optometry is a lifelong passion for Dr. Mark Lynn. “I wanted to be an Optometrist since I was in 9th grade. I just knew then, he says. “I am the luckiest guy on earth because I love what I do every day. My wife Cindy is my rock and strength. She has always been there to encourage me and support me no matter what. Without the love and support of my wife and kids, I am not sure I would have ended up where we are now. It was a family effort to build this practice and I am very proud of them.” Continuing a family tradition of medical service, Dr. Lynn’s daughter, Dr. Brittany Lynn

Holeman, is the proprietor of Floss 32 Dentistry. Dr. Lynn is a part of Visionworks, a large Optometric practice with 90 offices in 6 states. They offer full service eye care, including glasses, contacts, exams and medical treatment of the eye. The Doctor brings a real personal touch to his career there. “The most important thing for us is helping people,” says Dr. Lynn. “Watching a child see things clearly for the first time and the smile on their face is great, or helping a person to not lose their vision and how thankful they are. Really just knowing that I might do a little good for someone is a great feeling. My practice is for all people of all ages that may have anything or nothing wrong with their eyes. If you have a problem then we can get you to the appropriate specialist or in many cases we can treat it ourselves. If you need us all you have to do is walk in, no appointment is necessary and we never turn anyone away.”

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all for faster recovery. The use of this treatment has been commonplace for horses for many years, but studies and anecdotal evidence have proven that it’s equally beneficial for us, as well.

Magna Wave 502-742-7868 • 106 WATTERSON TRAIL MAGNAWAVEPEMF.COM Magna Wave President Alane Paulley has seen the immediate benefits of her company’s services up close and personally. “My first hand experience comes from my husband, who was able to completely avoid medication and surgery for his severe back pain using our PEMF machine, with absolutely zero side effects,” she says. Her father, Pat Ziemer, started the business 18 yrs ago. She took over in 2012. PEMF stands for Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field, and this form of therapy is FDA approved to treat aches and pains by reducing inflammation, restoring joints and muscles, improving blood circulation, increasing blood oxygen content, and strengthening the immune system,

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Alane believes in the service that her company offers so much, the initial treatment is free. Results can be instantaneous. “I understand that some might find the idea of this to be a bit unorthodox, but the benefits of it are fantastic and it’s very easy,” she says. When one schedules an appointment with Magna Wave, they will come in for a 15-minute consultation, in which they will go over what they hope to achieve by trying the treatment. Then, they will have the bands of the PEMF machine wrapped around their fully clothed bodies -it’s described as looking a bit like a garden hose- and drink a cup of water as their cells are rejuvenated all the way down to the bone marrow by magnetic fields in a simple and painless 30-minute session. “We think that it’s perfect for everyone,” says Alane, “we see it improve our patients’ health every day.”

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CaloAesthetics 502-899-9979 • 2341 LIME KILN LANE CALOAESTHETICS.COM Formed by Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace, Caloaesthetics Plastic Surgery Center sits at the vanguard of plastic surgery in the Louisville and Lexington area. “Our emphasis is the highest level of patient safety, providing our patients with the information to make the right choices for their situation, surrounding our patients with an experienced, well-trained staff and offering advanced surgical skill,” says Dr. Calobrace. “Enthusiastic patients tell their friends about us, and physicians around the country refer patients to us, especially in complex situations.” In 2016, the board-certified Dr. Chet Mays joined the Calobrace team, bringing his tremendous experience, natural skill, aptitude, and a remarkable sense of empathetic sensitivity with him. He has an emotional intelligence about him that just can’t be taught. “When someone comes to see us for a consultation, they’re really opening up about something that they aren’t comfortable with about themselves and putting themselves in a vulnerable position,” Dr. Mays says. “This is a decision that I don’t take lightly, and it’s of the utmost importance that everyone feels more than comfortable here.” Dr. Mays comes from a family with particularly skilled hands. His father and three older brothers are also surgeons. In a genuine sense, he is, as well. He considers himself not only a surgeon but an artist. “What we do at Caloaesthetics is essentially sculpting, molding, and shaping, only instead of clay, it’s the human body. What we do is 100% committed to the cosmetic and aesthetic, so in a way, this is our art studio.” CaloAesthetics is a place that reflects the desires of our own self-image, where those problem areas that the gym just doesn’t seem to fix or the signs of aging can be modified or reshaped into something more to our liking. Dr. Mays puts it succinctly; “We’re here to help you love the body you’re in.”

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Core Chiropractic 502-896-5669 • 100 ENVOY CIRCLE • MYCORECHIRO.COM Dr. James Harding came to practice the healing and restorative power of chiropractic medicine a little later in life than you might expect. He initially found a great deal of success in business management but moved on from that when he realized that it just wasn’t his passion. “My profit margins were doing great, but I just felt unfulfilled and wanted to do something that felt more purposeful,” he says. “I went back to school when I was 31. Initially I was pursuing dentistry. I can’t say that I always understood what chiropractic was at that time, but once I began to learn about it and all the ways it does improve lives, I was all in!” After a few years hitting the books and working his way through

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school, he worked for another doctor for two years, then opened Core Chiropractic in 2014 when he was 38 years old. It has since become a preeminent spot for those seeking to end pain, maintain health, or reach their optimal state. “We treat each of our patients completely as individuals, with specialized, custom care for everyone,” the doctor says. “It’s not just lower back pain; we are here to educate and treat all facets.” Along that line, CORE offers a wide variety of services, including massage therapy, a gym that provides personal training and rehab, and physical therapy, all from a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals. Throughout Dr. Harding’s journey, he and his supportive wife Jennifer, whom he dated in high school and married in 1995, built a family consisting of seven children. Jennifer serves as the Director of Operations for CORE Chiropractic. “My background and love for natural healing and self-improvement have made for a perfect combination as we go forward and serve others here at Core Chiro,” she says. “We have truly been blessed!”

DELIVERING NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, LIFESAVING HEART CARE. THAT’S WHAT GETS OUR BLOOD PUMPING. In Louisville, there’s no better place for your heart than Baptist Health. We offer the latest advances in cardiovascular care, delivered with compassion and skill by an expert team of specialists. We have received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report and the American Heart Association. And we have been awarded the highest rating by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dedicating our lives to taking better care of your heart; that’s cardiac care centered on you. Visit to learn more and take a heart risk assessment.

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Edelen Orthodontics 502-895-9415 • 4892 BROWNSBORO ROAD • EDELENORTHODONTICS.COM Edelen Orthodontics has made a commitment to excellence, and it really shows in their exceptional care of adults and children alike. “My patients and referring colleagues have confidence in me to deliver the best treatment outcomes possible,” says Dr. Chris Edelen, a true expert in his field. Dr. Edelen has served as a clinical associate professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry for over 30 years. “Our office has received numerous accolades throughout my career from fellow dentists, patients, and students. Such recognition inspires me to try and do my best every day.” Patients are truly appreciative of the care provided by Dr. Edelen. They can visibly see the improvement in their smiles, and that brings an increase in selfconfidence that the doctor loves to see. He has worked throughout his career on the craniofacial team with the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. That team treats children with cleft lip and palate, as well as various craniofacial anomalies. “Those treatments are extremely complicated, time consuming, and yet very rewarding,” he says.

Megan N. Landis, MD 812-734-3881 • 1263 HOSPITAL DRIVE, SUITE 250, CORYDON • DRMEGANLANDIS.COM DERMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS RESEARCH IN NEW ALBANY • DSRTRIALS.COM CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE • SKINTERNALMEDICINECONFERENCE.COM “There are so many rewarding things about being a physician,” says Dr. Megan Landis; Dermatologist, Clinical Investigator for Dermatology Specialists Research, and Founder of the medical conference called Skinternal Medicine. “I am very grateful every day to be living my childhood dream. It’s extremely gratifying to help people and see the impact it has on their lives.” Dr.Landis heads The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center with Harrison County Hospital. “Acne is my favorite condition to treat,” she says. “Often, it’s a teenager who comes into the office, and on their first visit, I can see the impact their acne has on their self-confidence. They look down and make little eye contact. Then, they return a few months into treatment, and they are like a new person - shoulders back, standing upright, and smiling ear to ear. The teen years are hard enough, and studies prove acne makes it worse. I love the opportunity to help patients improve their lives and well-being.” Dr.Landis completed her dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic. “It was an amazing experience and continues to have a strong influence on my practice,” she says. “I pride myself on being extremely thorough and always putting the patient’s needs first.”

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Barrett Dental Care 502-895-0911 • 4505 SHELBYVILLE ROAD DENTALCARELOUISVILLE.COM Dr. Charlie Barrett and Dr. Charles Barrett Jr of Barrett Dental Care believe that a trip to the dentist shouldn’t have to be an experience to dread. The very personable doctors and their team are passionate about quality dentistry, and they believe that a patient’s needs must always come first. “We are all about making your visit with us just as pleasant and fun as possible,” Dr. Barrett says. “Before you even get in the chair, we will meet first in a consult room to talk about what your dental wants/needs are and what we can do for you. We love getting to know our patients before any diagnosing or treating. Ultimately, we want our patients to be happy.” Dr. Charlie Barrett has been in dentistry for 41 years, the last 5 of which have been with his son, Dr. Charles Barrett Jr. Together, they bring a high standard of care, and heartfelt compassion. They always put the needs of their patients first.

Louisville Lifestyle Medicine 502-365-4545 • 3012 EASTPOINT PARKWAY LOUISVILLELIFESTYLEMEDICINE.COM Whether you’re ready to make a change towards better health or wish to continue and enhance it, Louisville Lifestyle Medicine can help you achieve optimal health by taking your first step on the road or keep you going in the right direction and then be with you throughout your life’s journey. “We provide proactive and preventative primary care to help you avoid -or reverse- health issues with Lifestyle Medicine,” says Rio Hobbs, who owns LLM along with her husband, Bob Hobbs, APRN, Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine. “We form strong relationships with our patients,” Bob says, “ we help to build a relationship designed to meet the patient at their starting point and work to improve their quality of life.” Louisville Lifestyle Medicine is a team of Board Certified healthcare professionals who offer Primary Care to all ages, Podiatry, Physical Therapy, and Aesthetics and accept most major insurances. “Most chronic diseases are avoidable,” says Bob, “we can help you make the lifestyle changes necessary to achieve your desired health goals. Whether it is being more active, racing a triathlon, or lowering/eliminating medications.”

Louisville Cyberknife 855-737-8200 • 529 SOUTH JACKSON STREET LOUISVILLECK.COM

Dr. Scott Silva, Dr. Harriet Eldredge-Hindy, Dr. Neal E. Dunlap

Louisville CyberKnife, a joint venture between James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Alliance Oncology, has been treating patients for over seven years. The center, located in downtown Louisville, uses the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System to treat cancerous and noncancerous tumors and other medical conditions throughout the body. CyberKnife is a painless, nonsurgical, outpatient treatment with minimal to no side effects. It is able to deliver very high doses of radiation with extreme accuracy, which allows physicians to zero in on the target tumor and irradiate it without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. As a result, CyberKnife treatment is more comfortable for patients, radiation is delivered more accurately, and treatments can be completed in one to five sessions. Whether it is discussing treatment options, answering questions about side effects, or simply offering a second opinion, the caring staff and expert physician team at Louisville CyberKnife is here to help the cancer patients in Louisville and the surrounding communities by offering high-quality cancer care and treatment. Making their patients feel safe and comfortable is their number one priority and they understand that the most important aspects for providing excellent patient care are patience, understanding, and compassion.

Pearl Dental 502-451-2212 • 3002 BARDSTOWN ROAD PEARLDENTALLOUISVILLE.COM The die was cast for Dr. Lindsey Graves of Pearl Dental years ago when she was 13 years old. “I had this young female dentist,” she recalls, “and I just found that so empowering and inspirational. I knew that was something that I wanted to do.” She founded Pearl Dental in 2016, taking over the space from another dentist who was retiring after 40 years in practice. Lindsey incorporated state of the art technology, assembled a fantastic team, and built her business to be a special place for patients, whom she thinks of warmly as visitors. “The most important thing to me is that everyone feels good coming in and going out. We listen to their needs, and treating them well is the most important thing. There’s no judgment, and there’s no rush.” Pearl Dental offers a full service dental experience, but that’s not all. They also offer more cosmetic service, including Botox. As Lindsey says, “We want to make you feel your best, and that’s what happens when you look your best!”

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Falls City Eye Care 502-915-7794 • 1562 BARDSTOWN ROAD • FALLSCITYEYECARE.COM Michael Martorana and his wife, Theresa Martorana, opened Falls City Eye Care in 2016 as a small, independent, full service eye care practice, including an optical dispensary. “We opened as an answer to the big chain stores,” Michael says of his specialized, personable approach, “We take our time with each patient and offer personalized, tailored eye care to each patient that walks in the door. I love listening to a patient’s issues, figuring out what the problem is, and knowing how to solve it. Often the solution elicits a hug, and of course, we love when that happens!” Michael credits a great deal of his success to the location of his business. “We proudly serve the Highlands area. This neighborhood is full of such supportive and friendly people, I can’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Neighborhood NP 502-509-5223 • NEIGHBORHOODNPLOUISVILLE.COM The idea first came to Genny Sanders when one of her kids fell ill on a Sunday. “I spent several hours at an urgent care center, waiting for the doctor, and picking up medication,” she says. “I felt like there had to be a better way!” Genny is a Family Nurse Practitioner and mother of three. Her experience inspired her to bring back the concept of the house call via Neighborhood NP. Launched in August of 2018, Neighborhood NP provides affordable care for the everyday family in the comfort and convenience of your home or workplace. Patients can avoid traveling, wait times, and further exposure to germs by choosing a house call. This allows patients to avoid the stress of leaving your home so that you can focus on getting well. In addition to sick visits, Genny can perform minor procedures, labs, injections, and IV hydration and nutrient therapy.

Prep Meals 502 502-618-0664 • 1929 BLANKENBAKER PARKWAY • PREPMEALS502.COM Prep Meals 502 owner Jamie Stich has backgrounds in PT and nutrition. “I saw my clients lacking knowledge on which foods to eat, so I decided to start my meal prep career.” Having roots in New Orleans, Jamie knows how to build a well balanced meal while still keeping the flavor. Prep Meals 502 offers Paleo, Whole 30, Keto, Bikini Prep, breakfast & more! Many of us find it challenging to come up with the time or resources to eat right daily. Prep Meals 502 is the solution. They are your source for delicious, healthy meals, that are macro portioned for your convenience. With online ordering, delivery, dine-in, or carryout at their Highlands and Blankenbaker Parkway locations, Prep Meals 502 makes it convenient to eat healthy. Stop by anytime they’re open and grab a ready to go meal.

American Heart Association 877-693-6208 • 240 WHITTINGTON PARKWAY HEART.ORG “The American Heart Association is a national organization, but it couldn’t exist without contributions from people within communities just like ours,” says Dr. Barry Denton, Executive Director of the Louisville branch of the AHA. “Every day, we find new and innovative ways to make a difference.” The organization continues a strong emphasis on medical research but also focuses on campaigns to prevent heart disease before it starts, by promoting healthy eating and plans to reduce hypertension. One of the best and most far reaching initiatives is the Complete Streets program, designed to improve sidewalk and road conditions, allowing safe travel for citizens through urban environments. “In order to get access to good foods, we have to make sure that people can get to them,” Barry observes.

Acela CBD Oil 606-759-0411 • ACELACBD.COM Acela is on a mission to educate the consumer on Cannabinoid oil, commonly known as CDB and bring back the family farm. In fact, Acela CBD is the manufacturer of the purest, top of the line CDB oil for retail and wholesale consumption, as well as private labeling. Honey, Mango, Peppermint and Coconut oil are the first of many tinctures and products released from the Maysville, Kentucky based company. Acela plans to produce 98 of its own uniquely all natural branded CBD topicals, cosmetics, soft gel capsules, oral sprays, tinctures, flavored beverages, and pet related products. Acela CBD is a unique supplier of the highest quality CBD oil-based products, selecting and managing all aspects of their pure CBD oil from seed to shelf. Acela has a group of over 130, and growing, family farms raising over 265 acres of genetically patented industrial hemp. Veteran owned, Kentucky Proud certified and supporting women growers through SHE CAN’na Acela CBD is honored to be your source of CBD related products.

502 Hemp 502-654-7100 • 201 MOSER ROAD 502HEMP.COM Medical research and anecdotal evidence have proven the restorative health benefits of hemp. DeeDee Taylor and her husband John became believers years ago after hemp based products proved to effectively treat John’s Grand Mal seizures much more effectively than the prescription medications that he had been taking. The Taylors went on to study and become experts in the production of CBD oils, and last year they established 502 Hemp as your family friendly source for a wide range of products. This upscale boutique brings you locally produced natural remedies for a surprisingly wide range of symptoms. “There’s so much positive insight coming to light, so many ways that this plant can help us,” says DeeDee, “we want to educate people and show them there’s more to hemp than they might have previously thought.”

Treyton Oak Towers

from other retirement homes by virtue of its comfortable, welcoming, yet still elegant environment. This continuum of care community also allows and encourages a remarkable amount of customization by each individual resident; in their apartments, their daily activities, and their healthcare. “We want everyone here to feel that this is their home and that everything about their lives is exactly to their liking,” says Rhonda. “We’re only happy when our residents are. We work for them. Their stories are so humbling. We’re just thrilled every day to have them with us.”

502-589-3211 • 211 WEST OAK STREET TREYTONOAKTOWERS.COM A truly dynamic duo, Rhonda Harding and Paula Carey Poole work together to make Treyton Oak Towers a heavenly place to live. “Our standard is very simple,” says Rhonda. “This is a place where I would want my mother to live, or where I would love to live myself.” Paula agrees, and adds, “We believe in treating others the way that we wish to be treated.” Celebrating its 35th year, Treyton Oak Towers sets itself apart

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The two ladies are friends as well as colleagues. Paula fondly recalls years ago, when she first visited Treyton Oak Towers. “I just found it so inviting and warm, right away,” she says. “I had been in retirement for three years at that point, but I knew right away that I wanted to join this family.” Rhonda was thrilled to bring her friend in, but she wasn’t sure if asking her to go back to work was the right thing to do. Paula’s answer sums up the spirit of these two and the place they make so special: “I told her that nothing about this is work. It’s just a labor of love.”

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Parr’s at Springhurst Pines 502-412-3775 • 3101 NORTH HURSTBOURNE PARKWAY • SPRINGHURSTPINES.ORG Parr’s at Springhurst is a personal care facility, sitting on a lush twenty acre campus. The elegant locale also features independent patio homes and a skilled nursing and rehab facility. There are 79 apartments inside Parr’s at Springhurst, with 7 different styles from which to choose. Residents enjoy the amenities, as well as three restaurant style meals a day, daily housekeeping, assistance with daily needs, along with activities and transportation. “The best part about being an Administrator is making sure that residents are taken care of by all departments and to see them enjoying life,” says Jill Phillips. “At Parr’s, they don’t have to worry about burdensome tasks such as cooking, cleaning, mowing the lawn, dealing with medication, and

so much more. Living here really gives the adult children of our residents peace of mind because they know that their parents are being cared for.” Jill has a deep appreciation for those who make Parr’s at Springhurst their home. “I have always been the type of person who enjoys helping others,” she says. “Some seniors have lived a life that many of us could not imagine, living through the Great Depression and war. They have amazing stories to tell of their travels, as well as their careers and fond reminisces of their children. Our residents inspire me daily, I feel like I learn something new and different every day.” Courtesy photo

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Dominion Senior Living 502-306-8066 • 6000 HUNTING ROAD • DOMINIONSENIORLIVING.COM/LOUISVILLE Dominion Senior Living of Louisville wants to welcome you home. Home at Dominion of Louisville means community on a smallscale, complete with a one-level floorplan for easy accessibility, tucked away in a beautiful, picture-perfect location in Louisville’s premiere east end. Our repurposed building gives way to gorgeous sunrays and luxury living to give you that proper athome, close and secure atmosphere that invites every resident to feel like they’re coming home. At Dominion Senior Living of Louisville, we are more than an assisted living and retirement community. We offer personcentered, personalized service plans in a secure, engaging and nurturing environment. Starting with the sunroom and courtyard that brings the outside right where you are, all the way to services like Memory Care, where residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia also get to experience a small and quaint family all within the community.

Dominion of Louisville is a place where a Bible is laid in the foundation of every community built, honoring the commitment that above everything else, we are to honor God through our service to seniors. Our mission is the key to our success: providing communities and services where the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of seniors are met and exceeded through an excellent staff and a hospitable environment where every resident gets to age with grace. Fill your golden years with friendship, a tight-knit community and a gorgeous, quaint stay. Dominion Senior Living of Louisville looks forward to welcoming you home. Call 502-306-8066 to schedule a tour today! Or visit us online at

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We are excited that Westport Village will be home to Kelsey’s first mural in Louisville

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Westport Village Gets Its Wings International street artist Kelsey Montague brings #WhatLiftsYou movement to Louisville COURTESY PHOTOS


estport Village has commissioned international street artist, Kelsey Montague, to create her first large-scale interactive mural in Louisville. The wings will be uniquely designed for Louisville, incorporating red roses and race horses, and is expected to be complete on July 10. “We are excited that Westport Village will be home to Kelsey’s first mural in Louisville,” says Kelly Brown, General Manager of Westport Village. “We invite everyone to come down, snap a photo, post online and share what is most important their lives.” Montague started her #WhatLiftsYou movement in Manhattan with large-scale murals of her iconic wings. Celebrities including Taylor Swift and Vanessa Hudgens posed with the street art wings while media outlets like Mashable, MTV, Forbes and Refinery 29have featured her work, making the

artwork an overnight sensation. “I believe that art should not be separated from the human experience,” says Montague. “Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.” Westport Village will celebrate its new wings by hosting a Swing N’ Wing Ding event on July 11 from 6:00-800pm. The free event will feature local swing/jazz band, Billy Goat Strut Revue, and Lindy Hop Louisville swing dancers. The Swing N’ Wing Ding is part of the center’s free Summer in the Village concert series. Each month features a different outdoor event, including Radiotronic on June 6th, The Newbees on July 18th, a Village-Wide Tent Sale on July 27th and a School Supply Drive with School of Rock performance on August 8th. Kelsey Montague is a renowned street

artist who has painted large-scale, interactive Street murals in six countries on three continents. Her work has recently been acknowledged by Taylor Swift and has been highlighted by The New York Times, MTV, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. Kelsey Montague’s wings were an overnight sensation, reaching over 10,000 organic viewers online through social media. 


Westport Village will celebrate its new wings by hosting a Swing N’ Wing Ding event on July 11 from 6:00-800pm. For more information visit

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candice gentry, dnp, MPH, RN, CIC She's a nurse, a single mom, and when she's not too busy, a freelance TOPS Louisville photographer. Candice Gentry found the time for a quick lunch with Rocko Jerome. Here, he brings you her story.

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erhaps you have seen her at any number of events around town, shooting photos for this very magazine. She might have even taken your picture, carefully getting the lighting and setting just right, then getting your name down afterward. What you might not know about Candice Gentry is that her full time job is a big one: she's not just a nurse but has received a doctorate, and is the Director of Care Coordination at Norton Hospital. "Knowing that what I do every day leads to positive outcomes for patients, that's major for me," she says. "I like to see that I help make a difference." Growing up in the small town of Winchester kept Candice grounded, but thinking big. "A place like that is perfect for raising kids because it's such a tight community, but transversely, you can't wait to grow up and get out into the world," Candice recalls. She graduated from the one high school in town, then went on to U of L for a sports medicine degree, followed by UK for a masters degree in public health. She very narrowly got into Spalding's night school program to study nursing, and then while working in that field, she earned her Doctorate of nursing practice last year. "All along, I was lucky enough that things fell into place," Candice humbly observes. Candice has two kids. 13 year old Terral is a burgeoning archery ace, he enjoys family time and accompanying his mom on jogging

I first met Candice early in 2017, just as TOPS Louisville was getting going. She told me that she was interested in becoming a photographer, so I gave her my card and told her to call me if she ever decided to really pursue it. This is no slight against her, but knowing people and how we all tend to be about starting new things, I didn't expect to hear back. It wasn't a week later when she called me and said: "So I bought this really nice camera, and I've been reading up on everything related to photography..." I've never doubted her since.

Fashion Shows "It's super challenging to catch the models in the perfect position for the ideal storytelling shots, but so rewarding when you do!"

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excursions. 6 year old Gentry carries Candice's maiden name in honor of an uncle she never had the pleasure of meeting. "He died when I was just 15, and I have no other brothers to carry the family name," Candice explains. Gentry is into gymnastics and just had her kindergarten graduation. For Candice, her entire worldview- as a parent, as a professional, as a person- is part of a family tradition. "I have, or I suppose I should say I had, a loving set of parents. They were married for 42 years, and they taught me to respect everyone," she says. "They both passed away way too early in life, but I don't hold any bitterness in my heart. I just carry the memories of the love that they shared, and I am thankful that I can pass that love and respect on to my children and other people in my life." 

Derby Eve Events “One of the best nights in photography. Everyone is happy, looking fabulous, and ready to strike a pose for you! I meet so many people, it’s incredible.” Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival "I ended up going up in a helicopter -something that I had no idea I would be doing that day- and actually shooting photos. It was like being a human drone." KFC Premium Club Business Professional Networking Events “These events are so awesome. They feature live talent, great food, and the opportunity to meet professionals in the community. Not to mention, I always get to snap photos and converse with upcoming star JD Shelburne!”

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Hot Days,

Cool Escapes

In the summer, having fun boils down to one thing‌ how to stay cool in the heat and enjoy the season. With school out and vacations calling, we're sharing our guide for how to stay cool all summer long, complete with family-friendly fun and over 21 options. Whether you prefer to stay in, go out on the town, or escape from the city, we have ideas that will help you make the most of your summer. BY MARCELLA KRAGEL AND INA MILLER PHOTOS BY ALLISON MYERS

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-akind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.

Fresh Ways to Entertain at Home Nothing says summer quite like a cookout, but we have some twists that will help keep the temperature down, without turning down the fun. Family Friendly: When entertaining with kids, we suggest a cold sweet treat to cap any gathering. For the best in town, check out Steel City Pops (1021 Bardstown Road and 117 St. Matthews Avenue) who sells conveniently packaged popsicles to go, wrapped to ensure they stay cold until it's time to share. Help the kids work up an appetite with a

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water feature for entertainment. A Slip-nSlide, well-timed water balloon fight or even a sprinkler will delight children of all ages, and make sure they get a good night's sleep. Speaking of nighttime, keep the kids up a little later than usual, and do some stargazing once the hot sun has set. We suggest a book, map, or even the handy mobile app Night Sky to help you pick out constellations. 21+: When planning your summer parties, think beyond the grill and try a new gazpacho recipe. Cold soups are unbelievably refreshing on a hot day, and the creative possibilities are endless. Turn up the heat on your adult beverages with fruit filled ice cubes. Raspberries,

blueberries, and even herbs will brighten up mixed drinks and add a surprise ingredient as the cubes melt. Keep the cool factor turned up with a mellow summer playlist that will remind your guests to slow down and relax.

Cool Places Out on the Town It's easy to get lazy in the summer heat, so getting out of the house is an excellent way to keep the energy up. These are our favorite places to celebrate throughout the city. Family Friendly: It's noticeably cooler when you are in our city's green spaces, so make sure to check out Louisville's amazing park systems and pay special attention to the

ones with splash zones, some of our favorites are Cherokee, Iroquois, the Parklands at Floyds Fork, and Waterfront Park. After wearing them out, fill them up with ice cream from one of the many unique local establishments. We love the dairy-free options at Louisville Cream (632 East Market Street), or the nostalgia served up at Ehler's Ice Cream (201 East Main Street), who just opened their first brick and mortar location in nearly 15 years. Looking to stay out of the sun, no one says you can't go ice skating in the middle of July. Check out Alpine Ice Arena (1825 Gardiner Lane) or Iceland Sports Complex (1701 Ups Drive) for a twist on summer fun, but bring an extra sweater. 21+: No kids, or have a sitter? We suggest chillin' on the most happening patio in town at Garage Bar (700 East Market Street). Get there early if you want to grab a ping pong table, but the beer and cocktail selection is extensive, not to mention the delicious homemade non-alcoholic sodas. If it's still too hot, get a little higher at 8up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen. The views and breeze are unbeatable. If you're looking to get out during the day, we think a great family-friendly location to go to the Parklands of Floyds Fork is also a romantic spot to share a kayak for two on Beckley Creek.

Cool Escapes When the road is calling, you don't have to go far to get a great summer get-a-way. We often make summer bucket lists with our families and weekend trips are easy, inexpensive, and energizing when you can't get away for a full vacation. Family Friendly: When the kids are driving you crazy, turn to one of the many area water parks. Hurricane Bay is local, but Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN) and Kings Island (Mason, OH) are just a short drive away. If you're feeling outdoorsy, you can take on a natural adventure by heading south and underground to explore Mammoth Cave National Park (Cave City, KY) where temperatures that stay around 54 degrees throughout the year, make it a weekend and rent a cabin or camp at one of the nearby lake resorts! Nothing says "Kentucky summer" quite like a pontoon boat; you can even rent one with a slide and skip the water park lines. 21+: romantic get-a-ways in the summer are usually of the beach variety, but we have some nearby suggestions that will make you feel miles away from Louisville. For a sophisticated weekend retreat head to French Lick, Indiana and check into West Baden Springs Hotel or French Lick Resort and enjoy world-class cuisine, indulgent spas, and old-world charm. If that isn't your scene, nothing says summer quite like honkytonk hopping in downtown Nashville during a hot summer night. For the more outdoorsy types, take a day and relax in the Awesome Lazy River of Shepherdsville (165 Dawson Drive). You can even rent a float for your cooler! 

After all the fun is over, we hope you give back to our city and help everyone cool off by planting a tree. Louisville is one of the country's fastest growing heat islands. Several city organizations will help you help improve our city's tree canopy. Check out Trees Louisville (, Louisville Grows ( or Louisville Nature Center ( for more information. Your act will pay it forward for generations to come.


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ach year, Norton Children's Hospital provides care for more than 180,000 children in our community. Chances are, you know at least one of those children. Splash 'n' Dash Walk/Run gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children who need it most. While there are many walk/run's throughout the year, there is only one benefiting Norton Children's Hospital. And we think you'll have a great time splashing your way through our bubbles and puddles galore!

More about Children’s Hospital Foundation: The Children’s Hospital Foundation raises millions of dollars for Norton Children’s Hospital, Norton Children’s Medical Center – Brownsboro and pediatric services at Norton Women’s and Norton Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews to support programs, equipment and facilities, research, advocacy and education at Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital and its sister facilities. Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, have cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay. The 300-bed hospital is Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Specialists offer comprehensive pediatric care, including a full range of services for congenital and acquired heart disease, cancer care, neurosciences, spine and orthopedic care, and neonatal care. To make a donation, visit: donate/. 

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The fifth annual Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run. Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k course or a kid-friendly 1k course filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones.


Saturday, August 3, 5k begins at 9 a.m., 1k begins at 10 a.m.


Louisville Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn


Splash ‘n’ Dash benefits the lifesaving care available to the more than 180,000 children cared for at Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s facilities, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.


Register to run/walk, join a team or create a team. 5k registration is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 17. 1k registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 5 to 17. Kids ages 4 and under are free but will not receive a t-shirt or bib. All registered participants will receive an official Splash ‘n’ Dash t-shirt and a personal fundraising page.

The woman leading Children’s Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare Foundation: LYNNIE MEYER Lynnie Meyer, Ed.D., R.N., CFRE, serves as Senior VP and Chief Development Officer at Norton Healthcare, a position she has held since 2004. In that role, Meyer leads the operations of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Norton Healthcare Foundation. The foundations support the needs of Norton Children’s Hospital and the adult-service hospitals of Norton Healthcare. Under her leadership the foundations have generated more than $280.0 million and documented an additional $54 million in irrevocable estate gifts in support of Norton Healthcare’s mission. “Norton Children’s Hospital serves all 120 counties in Kentucky and 35 in Indiana. It’s an important and vital resource for the health of the community. In order for us to grow to serve everyone we depend upon support and that comes from all levels; from volunteering at an event to making a monetary donation, we appreciate the efforts that are made on our behalf every day as we do the same for so many children.” As part of their commitment to improving the health of our community, they provide funding for many services that benefit the public. This includes charity care and patient family financial assistance. Year over year, their total community benefit contribution is valued at more than $100 million. Norton’s dedicated employees also contribute to community benefit. Each year they donate tens of thousands of hours of community service, a benefit valued at more than $1 million. The hospitals makes it possible to provide access to a variety of networks or providers that are caregivers to the people in this region. They have 250 locations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including five hospitals and 14 Norton Immediate Care Centers.

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JUly events July 5 Hot Country Nights: LANCO at Fourth Street Live!

8-11pm, Fourth Street Live! 97.5 WAMZ presents Hot Country Nights featuring LANCO. Tickets start at $15 at VIP options may be available. Must be 21+ to attend.


5:30-10pm, South 4th Street All of the galleries, restaurants boutiques and shops Downtown open up with specials, music, food and more every First Friday to promote and support the awesome Art Scene in Louisville Kentucky. For more information visit

The Flea Off Market

Friday, July 5: 4:30-9pm Saturday, July 6: 11am-6pm Sunday, July 7: 11am-5pm E. Market St. & Baxter Ave. Free Friday Night Concerts, 150+ vendors, craft beer, cocktails, food trucks, sweet treats, street concerts and more!

Admission and music is FREE. For more information visit

Kelsey Montague! Billy Goat Strut Revue will be bringing you the best in live jazz/swing music accompanied by swing dancers with LindyHop Louisville! You will also have the chance to have your face painted by a local artist and create art to take home yourself with Pixie Dust. For more information visit

July 6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

7-10pm, Kentucky Center Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of your Louisville Orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. For tickets and information visit

July 12 forecastle festival

July 12-14, Waterfront Park Forecastle Festival returns for its 17th year with a three-day lineup packed with high energy rock, Grammy-winning hip-hop, one of the country’s hottest stars and a whole lot of funk and soul. The top acts are The Killers, The Avett Brothers and 2019 Grammy winning Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals. Additional music acts include Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Tyler Childers, Judah & The Lion, Nelly, Chvrches, Moon Taxi, First Aid Kit, Dawes and more. For more information go to

July 11 Swing N' Wing Ding: Billy Goat Strut Revue at Westport VIllage's summer in the village concert series 6-8pm, Westport Village Help us celebrate our Kentucky-themed wings mural painted by internationally recognized street artist,

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july 15-21 2019 Barbasol championship golf tournament

Champions at Keene Trace, Nicholasville, KY The PGA TOUR returns to Kentucky when the Barbasol Championship tees off at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. For tickets, information and a full schedule of events visit

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Tuesday, July 16th

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Thursday, July 18th

· First Round of Competition · Military Appreciation Day · 6am: Parking and Will-Call open at Southland Church · 8:20am: First Tee Time · 7:45am: Opening Ceremonies · 11 a.m. Drake’s and Maker’s Mark – Kentucky Experience & Grey Goose 19th Hole · 5-8pm: Live National Coverage on the Golf Channel · Charity of the Day – All God’s Children

Friday, July 19th

· Second Round of Competition · 6am: Parking and Will-Call open at Southland Church · 8:20am: First Tee Time · 11 a.m. Drake’s and Maker’s Mark – Kentucky Experience & Grey Goose 19th Hole · 5-8pm: Live National Coverage on the Golf Channel · Charity of the Day – Refuge for Women

Saturday, July 20th

· Third Round of Competition · Family Day · 6am: Parking and Will-Call open at Southland Church · 8am: First Tee Time · 11 a.m. Drake’s and Maker’s Mark – Kentucky Experience & Grey Goose 19th Hole · 4-6pm: Live National Coverage on the Golf Channel · Charity of the Day – Kentucky Children’s Hospital · Make-A-Wish Foundation “Wish Enhancement”

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· Final Round of Competition · 6am: Parking and Will-Call open at Southland Church · 9am: First Tee Time · 11 a.m. Drake’s and Maker’s Mark – Kentucky Experience & Grey Goose 19th Hole · 4-7pm: Live National Coverage on the Golf Channel · 7:05pm: Championship ceremony immediately following end of play on 18th Green · Charity of the Day – Woodhill Community Center

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July // August events July 14 Celebrate Bastille Day at Brasserie Provence

5pm, Brasserie Provence We're open Sunday, July 14 for Bastille Day and La Fête starts at 5pm! Our celebration features original French music from 6-9pm by Frenchaxe, Let Them Eat Steak & Cake Specials, $14 Champagne Cocktails, and $17.89 Bottles of Rosé. Bon Appétit! For reservations call 502.883.3153 or visit JOYEUX QUATORZE JUILLET!

July 18 The Newbies at Westport VIllage's summer in the village concert series

6-8pm, Westport Village Enjoy Beatles and classic rock hits from this 12-piece ensemble featuring horns,strings and powerhouse vocals. For more information visit

Bourbon & Bonbons

6-9:30pm, The Olmsted All funds raised will support programming for ECHO whose mission is dedicated to preventing and reducing the incidence and impact of child abuse by providing education, advocacy and support services to the children and families of Metro Louisville and surrounding areas. For more information visit

July 20 Misters For MS

6:30-9pm, The Louisville Marriott Downtown Misters for MS is a tall, dark, and handsome fundraiser benefitting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Our bachelors are bolder, helping us auction off some highly sought after experiences. Individual tickets are $65 and include reserved runway seating, live auction paddle, hors d’oeuvres, complementary cocktails (subject to donations), and a cash bar. For more information visit


July 21-26, Speed Cinema and Kentucky Science Center Six films with ties to the Bluegrass will have their Kentucky premieres, all of which were helmed by female directors. This year's program consisting of films entirely directed by women was not the result of a gender mandate, but instead a reflection of the quality of work submitted. To purchase tickets or for more information on the Flyover Film Festival, visit

July 27 Village-Wide Tent Sale: Funkasaurus at Westport VIllage's summer in the village concert series 6-8pm, Westport Village Find great deals from shops throughout Westport Village in one location, all while boogieing to funky live music. For more information visit

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5:30-11pm, The Louisville Marriott Downtown This year's theme will be United We Stand, a celebration of our 16 years in service to military families. In addition to an inspirational presentation by guest speaker retired Major Jas Boothe, U.S. Army, guests will have the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions, be treated to a delicious gourmet dinner, and enjoy a variety of live entertainment. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Brashear at or at 270872-4422, ext. 128.

July 28 Happy Ever After Wedding Show

2-4pm, Louisville Marriott East Free admission for brides and grooms, $5 for each additional guest. Meet wedding vendors from across the region ready to help you plan your special day. Featuring caterers, florists, wedding planners and more. For more information visit


6-10pm, Waterfront Park The War and Treaty, Haley Heynderickx, Dave Ernst and the Early Favorites will be performing. All ages, FREE. For more information visit

August 3 Norton Children's Hospital Splash N' Dash Walk/Run

9am, Big Four Lawn Do something good for your health while supporting the health of kids at Norton Children’s Hospital! Runners and walkers can choose to splash, climb and slide their way through a 5k course or a 1k family fun run filled with refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones. For more information visit splashndash5k. org. Use promo code TOPS19 for 20% off your online registration!


7-11pm, Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center This not-to-be-missed event will feature dazzling entertainment, spirits, light bites, a silent auction – and, of course, plenty of chocolate. All event attendees must be 21+. Ticket prices are $45 ($55 at door) for general admission or $100 VIP ($125 at door).

Contributions are tax deductible. All proceeds benefit the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance. For tickets visit

August 8 School Supply Drive: School of Rock at Westport VIllage's summer in the village concert series

6-8pm, Westport Village Stuff the on-site bus with school supplies. Listen to rock jams performed by School of Rock. All donations delivered to UniKids – sending school supplies to orphanages and children in developing countries. For more information visit westportvillage.

August 24 Concert for the Cause

6-12pm, The Louisville Marriott Downtown Concert for the Cause is an exciting event, hosted by a dedicated committee of Louisville locals who all share a passion for helping children with cancer. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Kids Cancer Alliance for their programs for kids with cancer and their families. For more information visit

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