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Dress Like A Boss | 44

Women in Business 63

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Having A Ball 27

You can do it all at KCD!

They’re So Social 30 Raising the Bar 32 TOP Shops: Fall Trends 34

life+style Boutique Spotlight: Tunie’s 42 Dress Like A Boss 44 Progress Not Perfection 57 Women in Business 63

Life Well Lived 84 Senior Living 92

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WOW Wedding: Brianna and Zach 96 Kentucky Proud Wedding Contest 100

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September 25 & 27 October 16 & 30

at home Design Guru: Fall Trends That 104 Will Transform Your Home Tour of Homes: Making History 108

cuisine The Goddesses of Louisville Food 120 Inclusive Kitchen 124

health+beauty The Doctor Is In 130 The Hair Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Fall 132 The Fountain of Wellness 134

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Cycling for a Cure 140 Meet the Media: Tom Wills 142 A New Twist on Pink 144 Supermom: Kelli Campbell 146 The Trends That Can Get Your Party Started 148 Calendar: What To Do in Lou 166

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Taco Open

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Concert for the Cause

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Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs

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Hearty Party

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Spirits, Sparkles and Spurs

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EGG Fest

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St. Matthews Street Festival

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Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

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Westport Village Concert Series

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Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event

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The Most Interesting Event of the Year

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Taco + Tequilla Throwdown

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Top Shots

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Photography: Dick Arnspiger • Danny Alexander • Gretchen Bell • Robin Conway • Clay Cook • Tim Furlong Jr. Candice Gentry • Anissa Pate • • Louis Tinsley • Bill Wine Writers: Jan Anderson • Rocko Jerome • Allison Jones • Nancy Miller • • Elizabeth Scinta • Dianne H. Timmering TOP Marketing Group • 100 Executive park, Suite 101 • Louisville, Ky 40207 (502) 780-7825 • topslouisville.com

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DECEMBER

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Letter from the editor

POWER INTO FALL When a particularly strong fashion season meets a Woman Power themed issue, you have a perfect storm. That force of nature was all too evident when we brought twenty-three formidable female boutique owners and businesswomen into photographer Clay Cook’s studio to model their takes on the season’s power trends.

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It’s true. If you want something done, ask a busy woman. These local movers and shakers mobilized on short notice and stormed the studio with their carefully cultivated looks— each one different and exciting and somehow falling perfectly into place in a stunning spectrum of fashion and career style. I just stood back and soaked it in. It was another of those magical, it could only happen in Louisville moments that makes you proud to be living right here.

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We hope you enjoy that beautifully photographed story and the rest of the issue, which spans everything from a report on women in the local workplace to an incredible home renovation to a few new happy hour hot spots.

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Photography: Clay Cook, Louis Tinsley Assistants: Ahmad Merhi, Danny Bloom, Nayo Ayegbajeje, Emily Maddox Cover subject: Seema Sheth, Northwestern Mutual, with her daughter, Safia Sheth. Hair and makeup by Amanda Hively for Joseph’s Salon and Spa. Minuet gown, $188; Bling earrings, $149; all at Liv Boutique.

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We are committed to continuing the great tradition that made The Cheddar Box what it is today. Our purpose at Cheddar Box Too is to create an experience so positive and enjoyable that you will recommend us to your friends and family. We encourage your comments and welcome any suggestions that you may have. We want Cheddar Box Too to be just as much “your place” as it is ours.

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CHEDDAR BOX TOO! Cheddar Box Too!

109 Chenoweth The Cheddar Box Too, your goLane to place for breakfast Louisville, KY 40207 and lunch in St. Matthews and home of the famous “Orange Ice Tea”. 109 Chenoweth Lane, Louisville, KY, 40207 (502) 896-1133 Hours of Operation: Every Day: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm (502) 896-1133

We are committed to continuing the great tradition that made The Cheddar Box what it is today. Our purpose at Cheddar Box Too is to create an experience so positive and enjoyable that you will recommend us to your friends and family. We encourage your comments and welcome any suggestions that you may have. We want Cheddar Box Too to be just as much “your place” as it is ours.

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The women behind Norton Children Hospital’s wildly successful Snow Ball gala are moving their soiree to The Omni Louisville Hotel where they’ll be adding fresh twists to the can’t-miss holiday tradition. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTO BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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t may be the city’s glitziest holiday party. The Snow Ball has historically been the charitable kick-off to the holiday season. From its receiving line of snowflakes from The Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker to its winter wonderland décor to the chorus of student carolers, this fundraiser has earned its reputation over the last fifteen years as a magical experience that’s as dazzling as it is heartwarming, with its inspiring Norton Children’s success stories. But this year it moves from its longtime home at The Downtown Marriott

This year it moves from its longtime home at The Downtown Marriott to a space where it’s sure to take on even more epic proportions.

to a space where it’s sure to take on even more epic proportions. “The move to The Omni was very much about space,” says Kathy Cox, wife of President Russ Cox and a longtime committee member. “The opportunity to grow is presented by The Omni where we can accommodate over nine hundred people.” With the move comes some exciting changes. “We’re trying new things,” she says. “We got both ballrooms, so we can have the silent auction and bourbon tastings in the small ballroom. We have pre-event and pre-dinner spaces that we can turn into more of an experience for guests.” The expanded space also allows for more pre-dinner entertainment including Noe Middle School choir, the Louisville Youth Choir and Christ Methodist bell-ringers. It also dictates “more modern décor,” which you might say includes the stunning ice luge for Heaven Hill specialty drinks. And there is plenty of room for everyone to get on their feet and stay there, dancing to the music of Endless Summer. While the committee credits their mix of new and seasoned members with the success and sizzle of their winter bash, they also believe it’s their mission that

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matters most. “We raise over three hundred thousand dollars on our Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle,” says Cox. (For the uninitiated, their grand prize is a Norton Commons home and first prize is a BMW.) This year, the money raised is earmarked for the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the honorary chairs are her parents, Karen and Gary Lawrence. Says Kathy, “What’s great about this event is that we have honorary chairs instead of a traditional committee chairperson. We have a fantastic group of women and we all just pitch in and get it done.”

IF YOU GO

The Norton Healthcare Snow Ball Gala will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $477 each; silver tables of ten are $4,770 and crystal tables of ten are $5,300. Snow Ball room rates of $169 are available. For more information or to purchase gala or raffle tickets, go to nortonchildrens.com/ foundation/events/snow-ball-gala.

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They’re So Social Two media professionals who met on Twitter are teaching other businesspeople how to be smarter about their social media strategies. Here’s how Shane Shapps and Stephanie White of Smart Social Louisville are helping local businesspeople find their voices. PHOTOS BY GRETCHEN BELL BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM

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hen they started messaging back and forth on Twitter a few years ago, Shane Shapps of 520 East Brands and Stephanie White of FamilyFun.com didn’t envision a grand business plan. “We had both moved here with young children and were very active on social,” says Shapps. “We tweeted and texted back and forth for years.” Last year, the two realized that they could join forces and help other small business owners be as savvy as they were about their social media presence. “For me, it developed out of necessity,” Shane laughs. “I had marketing clients who didn’t know how to run a Facebook account or tweet people. They were running illegal contests and not even knowing they were illegal.” From that need and their shared interest, a women-owned social startup was formed. “We decided we were going to create workshops and give these people a resource. We were going to show them how to play by the rules, how to play the game so it’s working for you and not against you. To hire me to do your social takes a budget some companies don’t have, but in a three-hour workshop,

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we can show them how to compete with other companies in the marketplace.” To ensure that each participant walks out with a game plan, Shane and Stephanie keep the groups small: “We meet in small local meeting spaces and keep it intimate (like Fante’s coffee shop where we caught up with them last month for a photo),” she says. “We take eight to ten people and make sure that they’re walking out with something. They’re walking out with a new cover image created; they’re walking out with an ad… or a video. They’re not going home and flipping through notes to see if they can do what we discussed that morning.”

Their new venture is working as well for its two owners as it is for its clients. Says Stephanie, “It’s amazing to work with another female entrepreneur to build something of value to other people that works for our schedules and our flexible lifestyles.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Go to 520eastbrands.com/smartsocial for information on workshops and services.


LIQUOR BARN LiquorBarn.com

Liquor Barn is Kentucky’s largest locally owned and operated retail chain of beer, spirits, wine and cigars. Liquor Barn currently operates 17 retail locations in Kentucky, including eight locations in Louisville, six locations in Lexington, as well as stores in Danville, Bowling Green and Elizabethtown. As Chairman and Managing Director of Blue Equity, LLC, Jonathan Blue and his partners were thrilled to acquire 15 Liquor Barn stores in November 2017 to consolidate the portfolios with two Party Mart stores. He loves Louisville and the Liquor Barn commitment to happy customers. “Kentucky is a unique combination of Southern and Midwest cultures and traditions with a genuine group of people who love their community,” he says. Liquor Barn’s product selection is better than ever, and their already incredible shopping experience is now even more convenient. They recently launched both a free Liquor Barn app as well as an e-commerce component on their website. Customers of legal age can log onto their app or website and shop directly from their home, office or anywhere. Customers can place online orders for pickup at any Liquor Barn location. Even better? They now offer on-demand alcohol delivery in select Louisville areas! Most orders are delivered within an hour. “Our commitment to the customer experience sets us apart from competitors,” Jonathan explains. “Our goal is to ensure that each and every customer has the absolute best experience in our stores. Whether popping in for a quick purchase, stocking up on specials, participating in a tasting or event or stopping by for a routine visit, or when using our new state of the art app, we pride ourselves on our commitment culture to provide the best service, selection and prices.” Jonathan understands how important it is to support local businesses. “Compared to national chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community and creating more jobs locally with better wages and benefits,” he says. “Locally owned businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in economic and social relationships and contributing to local causes. Our commitment to the community is unparalleled.”

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RAISING THE BAR What’s new for fall? At least five new places to enjoy spirits, wine and bubbly. Cheers!

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The Finishing Room

Angels Envy Distillery

You know The Finishing Room at Angels Envy Distillery has to be an uber cool spot. It was designed by a group of Whiskey Guardians (bartenders and mixologists). You can’t just drop in whenever you feel like it. Only guests on distillery tours are invited to enjoy a cocktail. So, go on the tour, for goodness sake, to learn how the artisan, award-winning whiskey is made. Summer cocktails are a play on a summer reading list. There’s the Life of Pi(neapple), Kernel in the Rye (Catcher in the Rye, get it?) and the Coconut Orange. Yep, it took us a second or two to figure out the Clockwork Orange reference but it didn’t take us long to want to sign up for another tour and another go at the cocktails. 500 E. Main Street, 502-890-6300.

The Champagnery

Don’t wait for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or promotions to delight in a glass of Champagne or sparkling wine. That delight is played out in effervescent style at The Champagnery. The menu at the chic urban Clifton digs is divided into Prestige Cuvée, Non-vintage Champagne and Grower. If you need a primer on those categories, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to oblige. Accompanying still wines are beer and a full bar. Classic cocktails take on a spin with the addition of sparkling wine. The Mother Theresa is a sophisticated sister of the Old Fashioned. The Orchid is a sensation of lychee and sparkling wine. If you work up an appetite from the bubbles, you’re in luck. Munching takes on savory new meaning with almonds, cheese and charcuterie, oysters on the half shell and truffle popcorn. The Champagnery’s desserts are a sweet ending to the bubbly indulgence. 1764 Frankfort Avenue, 502-896-8050.

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The Wine Bar at Work the Metal

We thought Work the Metal had everything—jewelry, clothing, furniture, home accessories. Everything but a wine bar. That missing piece is now one of the best spots in town take a break from shopping and to drop in for small plates, a glass of wine or a beer. Prosecco, and red, white and rosé wines are on tap. Maybe on-tap wine isn’t the best invention ever, but we can’t think of many that top it. Work the Metal partnered with Scarlet’s Bakery to offer charcuterie, cheese, hummus and chicken salad plates, as well as pastries, cookies and muffins. Paul’s Market has joined the tasty line-up with a few salads. Coffee 333, by Red Hot Roasters, is only half as evil as 666. Clever, isn’t it, in the wink and a nod way that is so Work the Metal? 1201 Story Avenue, 502-584-2841.

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Alex&nder

Alex&nder, the third-floor bar at Copper & Kings, showcases a skybar with a take-your-breath-away view. If you didn’t know that Copper & Kings produces gin and absinthe as well as the brandy, a visit to the bar is a great way to be in the know. On the Cocktails, Concoctions and Libations menu are Classics, Covers and Indies. For the Classics, think Brandy Alexander, Sidecar and Negroni, among others. The Covers? A Harvard (a Manhattan) and Amigo Viejo (a Mexican Old Fashioned.) Guns & Rosé, and the Pinot Noir Gimlet are only two of the Indies. And, of course, at Copper & Kings, you can’t go wrong with brandy on the rocks. The food menu wasn’t an afterthought. Check out the charcuterie plates— cured lamb, city ham, fig and pig terrine and dry cured lamb ham—and the three cheese plates.1121 E. Washington Street, 502-561-0267

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Liberty Black “L Stone Washed,” ankle boots, $249, at Tunie’s Boutique in Westport Village

Astali tassel earrings, $45, at Apricot Lane in Westport Village Vince Camuto “Addiena Perforated Bootie,” $139, at Rodeo Drive in Holiday Manor Furla “Metropolis Mini Crossbody” bag, $298, at Merci in Chenoweth Square

L’AGENCE “Jane” cami, $230, at Rodeo Drive in Holiday Manor Everly leopard tank top, $35, at Apricot Lane in Westport Village Leather bracelet, $88, at Liv Boutique in St. Matthews

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Leather cheetah earrings, $20, at Tunie’s Boutique in Westport Village

Dita “Conique” sunglasses,” $525, at Rodeo Drive in Holiday Manor “Kilimanjaro” pillow, $325, at Fleur de Lis in Chenoweth Square

Matisse -“Rewind,” $228, at Collections in Westport Village Detachable Forever Pandora Signature earrings, $75, attached to Forever Pandora Rose Earrings, $70, at Pandora “Modern Love Pods” Rings in Rose Gold, $90, Shine, $100, and Silver, $65 at Pandora

Design 22 AL earrings, $22, at Liv Boutique in St. Matthews Coconuts by Matisse “Harlin,” $88, at Six Sisters in Nulu Rebecca Minkoff “Christy Medium Shoulder Bag,” $325, at Merci in Chenoweth Square


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LIFE+ STYLE Boutique Spotlight:

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44 Dress Like A Boss 57 Progress Not Perfection 63 Women in Business 84 Life Well Lived 91 Senior Living WOW Wedding:

96 Brianna and Zach Proud 100 Kentucky Wedding Contest


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Boutique spotlight:

Tunie’s

This Westport Village boutique is a sanctuary for women seeking clothes that fit and gifts that delight. And then there are the shoes. Here’s how former stockbroker and mom of three Kelly Farmer turned a part-time hobby into a thriving, seven-day-aweek shopping destination. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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ome women can’t slow down. After fifteen years as a stockbroker and five as a stayat-home mom to children Cody, Sammie, and Camdin, Kelly Farmer decided she needed something to do with her downtime. “I was ready for something new,” she says. “I had a sales background and I’m a customer service freak… so I decided to rent a space in Middletown a few days a week. It just naturally evolved into a business.” This little three-day-a-week venture which was located in two rooms of the historic Head House on Main Street quickly outgrew its location and schedule, prompting her to move to Westport Village in 2015 and staff up for a full seven days. “Tunie’s grew organically,” Farmer says. “It became successful because I focused on ladies’ fashions.” By “ladies,” Farmer means true women’s sizes with a real women’s fit; in other words, the oft-forgotten sizes in the fashion equation. “I’m not a junior cut, so I understand it,” she says. “All my buying is in ladies’ cuts. My clothes are going to fit real women including large and extra large.” If that mission is sometimes made to sound un-fashionable, Farmer and her customers

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IF YOU GO

Tunie’s and Tunie’s Outlet are both located in Westport Village at 1201 Herr Lane. Or shop online at shoptunies.com.

know that it isn’t. Her selection of stylish-but-wearable wardrobe essentials include classic Tyler Boe dresses; boho-chic Piya, cozy Dear John denim and comfybut-cool Fly London and Bed Stu shoes and boots that could tempt fashionistas of all shapes and sizes. And her accessory displays could keep most mother-daughter duos enthralled for hours. The atmosphere in her store is one of inclusion. “We have a lot of thirty and forty-year-old customers and we get teens with their moms, but my buying mind is for the forty to eighty-year-old women who have nowhere to go,” she says. “These are women who are used to shopping all day and finding nothing to wear.” Farmer’s focus on creating a feel-good environment where all women can find clothes that flatter has been rewarded with fierce customer loyalty in ever-increasing numbers. So much so that last spring she moved to an even larger corner space in the Village where she could bring her vision of a stress-free shopping experience to the next level. This latest incarnation of Tunie’s includes every customer-friendly feature Farmer could incorporate. There are spacious and charming dressing rooms (complete with shingled peaked roofs) where

friends can try on clothes together without being contortionists or taking an elbow. There are not one but two expansive shoes walls where women can browse and try on and take plenty of steps to test-drive the merchandise. And, of course, there are tables and tables of guilt-free, wellpriced gifts and accessories. To keep merchandise fresh and moving, she is using her original location in Westport as the Tunie’s outlet and to keep up with shopping trends, she recently

launched a web site that’s enjoying steadily increasing traffic. “I have to evolve,” says Farmer. Her bustling, friendly business is a wonderful tribute to the woman whose name the store bears— Kelly’s mother-in-law. “When I moved here from Texas, I had no one. Tunie raised my three kids with me and she is the classiest, coolest, most sophisticated lady you could ever meet,” says Farmer. “It was fun for me to put her in the spotlight.”

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DRESS LIKE A BOSS

Power dressing redefined The arrival of fall’s particularly fierce fashion season just happened to coincide with our Women in Business issue, presenting a perfect storm. So, we paired the women who own and run some of our city’s most successful boutiques with powerhouse clients and asked them to collaborate on up-to-the-minute work looks. On these pages, you’ll see not a single safe power suit— just stunning evidence that women have redefined the workplace and the way we dress for it.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAY COOK AND LOUIS TINSLEY

PHOTO ASSISTANT: AHMAD MERHI, DANNY BLOOM, NAYO AYEGBAJEJE, EMILY MADDOX

BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM HAIR AND MAKEUP BY AMANDA HIVELY FOR JOSEPH’S SALON AND SPA

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LUCIE STANSBURY Owner of Liv Boutique

SEEMA SHETH

Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“It’s been quite a year. I launched a successful start-up, had a baby, and grew my financial planning team from one to four members. Through all of that, my proudest achievement has been staying true to who I am and what I believe. Maintaining integrity is essential not just for me personally, but also because I’ve become acutely aware that I can help shape the world for the betterment of women, and I want that for my daughter.”

On Lucie: DL 1961 skinny jean, $199; French Connection layered cami/top, $139. On Seema: Amanda Uprichard dress, $208; Chanel-inspired bag, $128. All from Liv.

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AMANDA PEAY Fashion Director of Work the Metal

MARIANNE BARNES Master Distiller at Castle & Key

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“The proudest moment of my professional career so far is the honor of being named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list. A very close second to that is being recognized by Whisky Magazine as “highly commended” Master Distiller at the Icons of Whisky 2018 USA Awards.”

On Amanda: Wishlist oatmeal sweater tank, $36; Very J suede overalls, $45. On Marianne: Loveriche navy ruffle top, $42; Tea & Rose olive suede moto leggings, $29. All from Work the Metal.

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LAURA HOOD Professional Healthcare Representative for Pfizer

KELLY FARMER Owner of Tunie’s Boutique

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“When I was inducted into the Pfizer Hall of Fame after only being with the company for eleven years. I’m now in my twenty-third!”

On Kelly: Tyler Boe cashmere dress, $198; AS98 Carver boot, $409; Uno de 50 cuff, $179; Uno de 50 necklace, $240.On Laura: Tyler Boe dress, $153; Brenda Zaro shoe, $180; Und de 50 bracelet, $255. All clothes from Tunie’s.

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HEATHER YATES

KATIE MEINHART Owner of Six Sisters Boutique

Owner Smok’N Cantina food truck and catering

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“The purchase of our commercial property in Butchertown. I am so excited to be part of this growing community for the expansion of Cantina and other business endeavors. Stay tuned!”

On Heather: Denim, $84; blouse, $98; sweater coat, $64; earrings, $24. On Katie: Sweater, $88; embroidered denim, $98; shoes, $94; earrings, $18. All from Six Sisters Boutique.

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KATY BROWN MICHELLE TASMAN & RAQUEL KOFF

Managing partner multi-family division Brown Capital, owner Top Hat Saddlebreds

Mother/daughter president/vice president of Rodeo Drive

PROUDEST POWER MOVE

“Our company is a family business and was started forty years ago by my father. My proudest moment was when he looked at me and said, ‘You got this. ‘ “

On Michelle: Zadig blazer, Majestic tee and JBrand jeans. On Katy: Joseph Ribkoff dress, Gypsy jewelry. On Raquel: L’Agence duster and coated jeans, Donald Pliner booties, Cimber jewelry. All from Rodeo Drive.

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STACEY L. ROBINSON STEPHANIE SUSEMICHEL

Executive Vice President/ Chief of Staff, Kentucky Derby Festival

Owner of Magnolia & Fig

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“I’ve been fortunate to have always worked for an organization that I love. One that has given me the opportunity for growth from covering my college tuition to recognizing my potential.  Being a part of the rich history of the Kentucky Derby Festival for over thirty years and bringing joy to those in our community has enrichened my life more than I could have ever imagined.”  

On Stephanie: Seline jumpsuit, $60; Karli Buxton Kenya beaded earrings, $72. On Stacey: Equinox maxi, $68; Acrylic resin necklace, $48. All from Magnolia & Fig.

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JENNIFER HARRIS SAMANTHA KLAR

Owner of Darling State of Mind

Cosmetologist/Co-owner Southern Bridal Styles

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“Being awarded ‘The Knot Best of Weddings’ for two consecutive years with Wedding Wire as well as the Couples Choice Award. I’m so proud that brides have such a wonderful experience working with us on one of the biggest days of their lives.”

On Samantha: plaid dress, $44. On Jennifer: Striped dress, $46. All from Darling State of Mind.

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SUSAN VOGT

Co-owner and Ladies’ Buyer for Rodes

ANN WELLS

Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Bank & Trust

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“The day I was asked to represent our banking region as the Chair of the Community Depository Institution, Advisory Council of the St. Louis Federal Reserve!”

On Susan: St. John dress, $695; Eleventy camel vest, $395; Clara Williams magnetic Moonstone necklace, $895; tassel necklace, $295; carved piece, $375; Stuart Weitzman Suede 50/50 Boots $695. On Ann: Elisa Cavaletti black and white jacket, $665; Lafayette 148 pants, $398; Margo Morrison pearl earrings, $450. All from Rodes.

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DR. ASHLEY ANDERSON Co-owner of AFM Threads and owner of Athena Health and Wellness

TAWANA BAIN

Co-owner AFM Threads

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“It has to be the opening of Athena Health and Wellness. I wrote on a piece of paper in July of 2005 that I would own a women’s health practice one day and almost 10 years to the day, we opened the doors. Providing a great health care experience to the women of Kentuckiana is one of my life’s greatest honors.”

On Ashley: Irie crop top, $44.90; Tres Jolie skirt, $125; tassel earrings, $29. On Tawana: Revealed slit dress/top, $98; Beveled jeans, $80; My Pearls are Bigger, $149. All from AFM Threads

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CONNIE SCHLEUNING

LYNN STETSON

Owner of Merci Boutique

Executive Vice President/CEO Builders Exchange of Kentucky

Fashion PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“While I am proud of the place I have taken in a male-dominated field, I am most proud when a young business woman entrusts me with her mentorship. It’s important to bring others up along with you.”

On Connie: Zoe Couture sweater, $448; Free People flared trousers, $78; Joie suede short boots, $348; Chan Luu pearl necklace, $114. On Lynn: Paige denim jacket, $199; Rails denim shirt, $158; Frame suede skirt, $595; Jenny Bird earrings, $70. All from Merci Boutique.

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WENDY LYTTLE

Owner of Apricot Lane Boutique

MO MCKNIGHT HOWE

Artist/owner Revelry Boutique Gallery, President of Look Gallery Consortium

PROUDEST POWER MOVE:

“This past year I wrote over $300,000 in checks that went directly to artists in our community. I never imagined eight years ago that Revelry would grow into a business that would not only showcase local talent, but also support art as a career for artists.”

On Wendy: Everly cheetah dress, $59. On Mo: Reptile print top, $45; RD Style leather leggings, $75; Nicole studded booties, $85. All from Apricot Lane.

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PROGRESS NOT

perfection BY ALLISON JONES

Women’s marches and the #MeToo campaign have brought the challenges women have faced in breaking through centuries of inequality based on gender into sharper focus. While improvement has been seen in recent decades, we are far from smashing the glass ceiling or achieving harassment-free workplaces for all regardless of gender. Where does Louisville stand in this battle? Is our compassionate city empowering women? Some Louisville agencies weighed in to share their views and what their organizations strive to do to bridge the gap.

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EMPOWERMENT “Research study after study tells us that women make exceptional leaders, however, the data also tells us women are terribly underrepresented in leadership positions.” Cynthia Knapek, President of Leadership Louisville

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esearch study after study tells us that women make exceptional leaders, however, the data also tells us women are terribly underrepresented in leadership positions,” Cynthia Knapek, President of Leadership Louisville shares. “What we have created is a curriculum model called Authentic Leadership for Women. We found that the biggest area we need investing, in order to move women into more leadership roles, is building confidence and courage. Giving them the ability to find their voice.” One of the events that Leadership Louisville holds is the 100 Wise Women breakfast series. This is a quarterly event that provides an opportunity for women–from all career stages and backgrounds – to connect with each other along with being empowered by an impactful speaker. “We expect 250 women at each of the quarterly events.” The decade-old event continues to expand and sells out on a continuous basis. Alison Brotzge-Elder, Director, Communication & Public Relations for GLI (Greater Louisville, Inc.), provided some resources that are offered, as far as incentives, grants, and

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training programs that are specifically modeled to aid and empower the women in our community. “A new micro-accelerator program, called WILD, had its first cohort this year with 3 women-led startups. WILD is a startup initiative geared towards early-stage and ideastage female entrepreneurs interested in creating an initial prototype or a focused go-to market strategy. They also provided $25,000 worth of in-kind services to each startup selected.” She went on to share that The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) provides monthly meetups and program speakers for women entrepreneurs and service providers. Also, The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Kentucky) has a wide range of events and programs that are geared to keep women informed of the ever-changing landscape. Locally, we are fortunate to have cultivated a wide-range of resources that act as a catalyst to allow women to reach their full potential. There is no magic formula or the waving of a glittery wand to erase the gap, but strides are being made.


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ccording the Kentucky Commission on Women, only 37.7% of employed women hold managerial positions and an even smaller 25.6% of businesses are owned by women. Nationwide, 9 million U.S. firms are owned by women. They employ nearly 8 million people and generate $1.5 trillion in sales. Even more staggering is that only 1 in 10 Fortune 500 companies still have no female representation on their boards. (www.women.ky.gov/Pages/facts.aspx). Of approximately 300 active startups in Louisville, there are 39 that are women led where GLI (Greater Louisville Inc) Enterprise Corporation have assisted. Reference USA reports that there are 38,006 businesses in the Louisville metropolitan area that have at least one woman in an executive position. The chart below showcases the areas in which fields women are represented and those where they are underrepresented.

Number of female-owned firms with or without paid employees: 51% or more

NAICS Code

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (606) .......................68 Information ................................................................................. 304 Wholesale trade......................................................................... 499 Manufacturing ............................................................................ 515 Transportation and warehousing (607) .................................. 584 Accommodation and food services ........................................ 670 Finance and insurance (608) .................................................... 965 Construction ............................................................................ 1,002 Educational services ............................................................... 1,303 Arts, entertainment, and recreation ..................................... 1,730 Real estate and rental and leasing ....................................... 2,740 Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services................... 3,544 Retail trade .............................................................................. 3,735 Professional, scientific, and technical services.................... 4,211 Health care and social assistance ......................................... 5,113

A quick peek at the United States Census for Louisville/Jefferson County reveals a considerable gap between men-owned and women-owned business. Per a 2012 review, there were 28,752 firms owned by men while only18,027 were owned by women. (www.census. gov./quickfacts/fact/table/louisvillejeffersoncountybalancekentucky/ AGE295217).

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Other services (except public administration) (609) ......... 6,220

Total for all sectors: 33,222

Resources (GLI) Greater Louisville, Inc – The Metro Chamber of Commerce www.greaterlouisville.com 502-625-0000 GLOW (Greater Louisville Outstanding Women) (www.glowlouisville.com)

Leadership Louisville

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NAWBO Kentucky (National Association of Women Business Owners) www.nawbokentucky.org


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WOMEN in BUSINESS Who runs the world? According to the US Census Bureau, women own upwards of 10 million businesses nationwide. That figure doesn’t include businesses that women co-own with men or businesses that are managed by women. And the number of women-owned businesses has nearly doubled since the ‘90s. In Louisville, women hold leadership positions with countless local businesses, shaping the future of our city while providing the services that help everything run smoothly today. From finance to beauty, fashion to healthcare, women occupy key roles in virtually every industry around our city. Meet some powerful women who are guiding local businesses toward a more successful tomorrow. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER


WOMEN in LEADERSHIP Nancy Compton, Dana Anderson, Rhonda Richardson, Lisa Estep

Stacy Durbin, Betsey Vaughan, Kathryn Vaughn, Joyce Duncan, Marilyn Cundiff, Sara White Photo location: 14212 Reserve Cove Drive, Prospect KY 40059 MLS#1507342


“Successful women are in abundance at Semonin and our leadership team reflects that abundance. Their leadership has and will continue to drive the success of our company in the 21st century,” says Tim Moore, Senior Vice President of Marketology. Several of these leaders are pictured here. Stacy Durbin, one of the women to whom he refers, is passionate about her role, saying, “I believe homeownership is very important. As REALTORS®, we not only assist people with their home buying and selling needs but also with their homeownership needs.” Having enough time to accomplish everything, staying ahead of a changing industry and its clientele and agent/business partners, and balancing a full work and personal calendar are her major challenges. For REALTOR® Kathryn Vaughn, time and energy are particular challenges. “And technology! In this fastpaced environment, there’s still the need for personal relationships,” she says. She finds special satisfaction in guiding people through making one of the largest investments in their lives and values her role as Sales Manager because it allows her to see her colleagues grow and flourish in their careers. Achieving a balance between their careers and personal lives isn’t easy for either woman. “Real estate never sleeps but being part of a fabulous team and

having a collaborative environment helps tremendously. Having a very supportive husband and family is crucial,” says Durbin. Vaughn takes snippets of time to enjoy family, friends and activities that are important to her. “It’s the way you look at the world that gets you through life,” she says about attitude being her secret weapon for success. Durbin’s weapon is optimism: “Knowing that I try to do the best I can each day and at the end of it all, I give it up to God and know it will all work out.” “People who have a vision and follow their vision to fruition inspire me,” notes Vaughn. Referring to those who inspire her, Durbin points to the women she is surrounded by, including her mother, other women family members and the women at Semonin who run their businesses like CEOs. “I guess I’m most inspired by women who can “fix each other’s crowns instead of knocking them off,” she says referring to a quote she once saw and enjoyed. She offers some insightful career advice for women. “Find your “truth teller,” that person who no matter what will give you honest feedback, will support you when you need another voice and will lend a shoulder or an ear when you need it. Remember to care for yourself too. We women often go, go, go and do for everyone else first and put ourselves very last. We can’t care for others without first caring for ourselves.”

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HOLLY CLINE & JAMIE STIFF Strands

11400 MainStreet, Suite 101 www.strandssalonspa.com Five years ago, starting with three stylists, Holly Cline and Jamie Stiff opened Strands in an old house that was converted into a salon. They moved to a new, comfortably chic salon where there are now 10 stylists. The salon’s spa will open in October. “We have a great team that works well together. Jamie and I have each other’s backs. Where I slack, she picks up, and vice versa,” says Cline. They enjoy their roles as hair stylists during the day but look forward to taking on their wife and mother personas when they go home. “Working hard and setting a good example for our children is super inspiring,” she says. They were raised by strong women who taught them to be self-sufficient. They share their life philosophy: Make a reachable goal. Once you reach that goal, make another one. This allows you to never stop striving for bigger and better things.

LESLIE WHITEHOUSE Cherry House

2419 S. Hwy 53, La Grange www.cherryhouse.com Leslie Whitehouse loves the furniture business, as is evidenced by her 30 years as owner of Cherry House. “I enjoy seeing clients excited when their homes come together and they achieve their dreams. And it’s exciting to see new styles presented at markets and to have manufacturers seek my input during product development,” she says. The collaborative process between Whitehouse and her associates is instrumental to formulating design plans for their clients. She emphasizes, “It’s amazing what you learn from listening to people.” She has been inspired by prominent figures such as Oprah and by an aunt and one of her mother’s friends who have been influences in her life. Admiring their ability to break through many glass ceilings, she also respects their high level of integrity. “I tell women they can achieve anything they desire. And I remind them that we must be sure to behave in ways that reflect a professional demeanor,” says Whitehouse.

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297 N. Hubbards Lane • www.wellsfargoadvisors.com/001 PKY3 Diane Bell, Jill Bradley, Marie Carney and Leigh Anne Hughes have very different professional histories but they all have the same goal of providing a wide range of financial products and services. “Teaching gave me a wonderful background in listening as well as taking a complicated topic and breaking it down into manageable language. If you can explain adverbs to 13-year-old students, you can explain dividend yields to anyone,” says Bradley. Carney’s estate planning work as an attorney lends itself to working with her Wells Fargo clients. All four women have extensive experience with investments, liability management, insurance, estate planning and retirement. Their positions are multi-faceted, especially in light of new regulations and oversight in the industry. “Trying to serve clients at the level they deserve while still meeting all the new reporting and documentation requirements can be challenging,” admits Carney. According to Bradley, her job description is implicit with trust. “When someone trusts you with their financial future, you must honor that trust. We work in an environment in which so much is out of our control. What I can control is my intent and effort to do the best possible job.” Hughes finds it gratifying to help clients achieve their financial goals and dreams, and feels great pride when she’s able to help them through the opportunities that life brings. Bell echoes that sentiment, when she responds, “I enjoy learning about my clients’ lives and knowing I am making a difference in their lives.” Their sources of inspiration are as varied as their personalities. For Bell, it has been her father and Amelia Earhart. “A big inspiration for me is the many women who support me each day to make sure my part of the work goes smoothly,” says Carney. Bradley is inspired by the men and women who put their own safety on the line for her, her family and her country. Her goal is to keep her day to day challenges in perspective. Carney’s career advice is to not be afraid to ask for what you want, suggesting that if you wait for someone to offer it, you may wait a long time. “Always be professional. In my experience, clients look for advice from a caring, genuine, intelligent financial advisor, whether female or male. A trustworthy advisor isn’t gender specific. I’ve never allowed that to be an issue in my approach or attitude,” says Bradley. Bell’s encouraging advice is to depend on your own self-worth and never give up.


LINDA HUMPHREY Etcetera of Louisville

4913 Brownsboro Road www.etceteraoflouisville.com Before she took over Etcetera, Linda Humphrey enjoyed an early career in catering. That experience honed her skills in addressing the needs of brides and their weddings and has served her well in her stationery and gift shop in which wedding invitations play an important role. While working with brides, as well as with her customers shopping for the perfect gift, she frequently discusses with them that “quality” doesn’t have to mean “expensive.” Focusing on wedding details, taking into consideration proper etiquette and selecting the most appropriate item are her top priorities. “Finding the perfect invitation for a bride inspires me. It gives me an opportunity to get to know the bride and what she hopes her wedding says about her. Selecting an invitation speaks to the personality of the bride and reflects the character of her wedding. I feel privileged when I’m asked to be part of that,” says Humphrey.

JESSICA MORELAND Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment 150 Chenoweth Lane www.sassyfoxconsign.com

Jessica Moreland hates the paperwork that comes with her job as owner of Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. But she loves looking at clothes all day and interacting with her customers. “To get away from the paperwork, I take breaks to create displays and play with the clothes,” she says. She attributes her success to plain and simple hard work. As someone who doesn’t procrastinate, she has honed her organizational skills with great results. She admits that she’s stubborn and doesn’t throw in the towel easily. (That’s a woman to love!) “There are so many bada$$ women in business, in the arts, in politics, in every field imaginable. The future is female! She says. Her words of wisdom? Don’t settle. Don’t be afraid. Don’t feel like you have to be everything to everyone. Follow your dreams and don’t give in to negative self-talk. Learn to love yourself and don’t give up. If you fail, try again.

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MEGAN CAMPBELL MARTIN & SALLIE CLATER BAER Clater Jewelers

Westport Village 1201 Herr Lane, Suite 170 • www.claterjewelers.com Megan Campbell Martin and Sallie Clater Baer began working at Clater Jewelers, founded in 1949, when they were 17 years old, in jobs that led to exciting, rewarding careers. In 1997 the duo purchased the store from Sallie’s father, William D. Clater. Offering superior customer service and adhering to an ethical code of conduct based on honesty, trust and integrity are paramount to achieving their goal for every client to have a great experience. Both women are Diamond Graduates from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA.) “I love seeing my customers pick out beautiful gifts to give to loved ones or being able to help them design a piece for themselves. Jewelry tells a story and knowing it starts at Clater Jewelers makes it all worth it,” says Martin. While fashion trends dictate many current jewelry styles, Martin and Baer have become masters in the art of custom jewelry and selecting timeless pieces

that will be passed down for generations. Not only do they continue to see their dedicated customers, but social media has opened the door to a new segment of a younger generation of customers that are new to the market of buying jewelry. Having Martin’s and Baer’s expertise becomes invaluable to someone making their first big jewelry purchase. Martin’s daughter, Christy Martin Effinger, also works in the store and will continue the legacy of Clater Jewelers. “This job is a natural fit for Christy. Jewelry must be in her blood because not only does she exceed our customers’ expectations, but she has developed new business avenues and keeps us in tune with the younger generation,” says Martin. When she reflects on the career advice she has given her daughter and what she would give to other women, she says, “Be passionate about your job, know you will have to work hard, and be honest.” Sponsored Content


KATIE MEINHART Six Sisters Boutique

84 E. Market Street www.sixsistersboutique.payscapecommerce.com Katie Meinhart and her five sisters were taught to be self-sufficient and to work hard for what they wanted. Those life lessons have paid off. She has created a thriving boutique in NULU. “I spent a large part of my childhood at my parents’ office downtown. For me to carry on the tradition of a small business in such an exciting downtown area gets me out of bed every morning!” she says. When she struggles to separate work from her personal life, her husband knows it’s time for a movie night or a weekend out of town. She looks to him to reign her in and take a step back from the business. One of her secret weapons for success in retail is to be kind and loving. Someone told her she wouldn’t make a go of her business. To that, she responds: “I spend every day showing that person that You Better Believe I Can!”

AMY WAGNER Reflections of You, by Amy 3935 Chenoweth Square www.amywagnerdesigns.com

“Opening our Design Studio in Chenoweth Square has been a dream come true and a significant milestone in my career,” says Amy Wagner. “The enthusiasm of my associates and clients motivates me to work hard. I’m thankful for the opportunity to help others achieve their goals, whether it be an employee reaching their highest potential or a client transforming a space.” She faces the never-ending challenge of balancing work and the other aspects of her life. Reserving evenings for her family and friends helps maintain that balance as does enhancing her personal time with a five-mile walk through Seneca Park three or four times a week. Her secret weapon for success is being able to multitask. “My career advice for women is to follow your passion, gain expert knowledge about your product and learn skills to manage all facets of your business. Building relationships with like-minded people and networking are also extremely important.”

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3810 Springhurst Blvd., suite 130 www.dsrtrials.com DS Research leads the research industry in specializing in a variety of dermatological conditions such as eczema, atopic/contact dermatitis, rosacea, acne and psoriasis. Led by Nina Scott, the staff consists of board certified dermatologists, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, offering the latest and most advanced treatments and procedures to treat skin and to make an overall positive change in patients’ quality of life. Scott received a BS in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine and a BS in Nursing. She is inspired by any individual who has endured a hardship in life and somehow found a way to pull through and come out on top. “We all go through different stressful situations at some point in our lives, but how we choose to handle these situations can impact not only ourselves but others around us,” she says. Soon after taking over DS Research, she found herself working full time, managing her house and caring for her children. But, she couldn’t find time for herself. She finally realized the importance of delegating certain tasks so that she could focus on what was most important. “Finding the perfect balance between work and your personal life is a challenge for any working parent. I believe there are times when you need to put yourself first. It is so important to set aside time for yourself in order to get a break and recharge the battery,” says Scott. For her, saying no is not an option. When she’s determined, she will find a way to do what she needs to do. She has some advice for other women who want to achieve success in their careers. Never let anyone outwork you. “There will always be a time when you may not be the smartest person in the room or have the most experience, but a strong work ethic will outweigh everything.”

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MARGARET SCHNEIDER Margaret’s Fine Consignments

2700 Frankfort Avenue • www.margaretconsignment.com Margaret Schneider believes everyone has a special gift but may be afraid to use it. She realized her gifts of creativity and entrepreneurship when she opened Margaret’s Fine Consignments 27 years ago, following a career as a master barber. Her staff, including new store manager Cara, calls her the Energizer Bunny because she’s always organizing, cleaning and keeping the store tidy. She enjoys decorating the shop and store windows but isn’t fond of the office work that’s involved in being a business owner. “I started my first job when I was 14. Sixty-one years later, I’m still working and don’t plan to stop. I take pride in being part of our community and in the charity projects with which Margaret’s has been involved,” says Schneider. Her secret weapon to being successful is to love what you do and stay focused on your mission in life. “I’m inspired by anyone who came from nothing and made something out of their life.”

SUSAN DEAN STRAUB European Splendor

2232 Frankfort Avenue www.european-splendor.com “My education and career started in Public Accounting. However, I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. While living in the Czech Republic, I fell in love with the beautiful craftsmanship of the furniture, crystal and pottery. Everything they made was crafted to perfection, and I knew I wanted to bring these wonderful products to the United States,” says Susan Straub, owner of European Splendor. She and her husband, Matt, travel to small towns in Europe to find unique treasures. Returning to Louisville, she’s thrilled at the smiles on her customers’ faces when they discover that one of the pieces she sourced is an extraordinary gift for themselves or a friend. Having achieved success as a public accountant and as an entrepreneur, she has an intriguing take on success: Don’t spend your career trying to prove that you can succeed because you are a woman. Prove you can succeed because you are great!

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DR. INGRID EDWARDS Heuser Hearing Institute 117 East Kentucky Street www.thehearinginstitute.org

Ingrid Edwards, clinical director of the Heuser Hearing Institute, is an audiologist who specializes in using electrophysiology to diagnose disorders of hearing, dizziness and balance. “I’m inspired to work hard every day to care and set an example for my children. I’m also motivated by the potential to help just one more person. Hearing loss and/or dizziness are not life-threatening conditions but they are ‘quality of life’ threatening, which can be just as dangerous,” she says. Edwards believes in two basic principles: Most people are kind and want to do the best possible work. When thinking about how she achieves a work/life balance, she says she probably does it poorly, explaining that she usually adheres to what her patient or family schedule dictates. “As a single parent, I don’t think I really had much of a choice. I’m super good at compartmentalizing the emotions or frustrations associated with a work day,” she adds. While she may have to do tasks from home, she never stays awake worrying about work and she doesn’t work when she can be enjoying her family or friends. Her inspiration emanates from the singer Pink, ballerinas and her father. “Pink because I love her voice and because she owns her strengths and weaknesses. Ballerinas because you can see their discipline in every move, and my dad because he communicates equality, fairness and respect.” No one ever needed to tell her that she could be anything she wanted to be because it would have never been suggested otherwise. She’s forthright when offering career advice for other women: “At the most basic level, identify what motivates you and then get someone to pay you for it. And, try to enjoy a big helping of humble pie every day. It will help you stay out of your own way.”

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The Rodes Building 4938 Brownsboro Road www.rodes.com Sue Vogt has experience in five careers — retail, education, event merchandising, outside sales and motherhood. She has combined her vision, determination and creativity to be a formidable model of success. As owner and women’s buyer at Rodes For Him / For Her, she wears several hats. Whatever bubbles up to be the priority is what she takes care of in the moment. “One of the unique positions I have is that I work with my husband (Howard Vogt) every day. That was difficult until we found a balance between keeping work at work and home at home. We’re respectful of each other’s feelings and exhaustion at the end of the day,” she says. Rachel Ray, Robin Roberts and Ellen DeGeneres are among the women she most admires. “They’re completely different but have the same integrity of finding who they are, living life fully and embracing change and not backing down,” says Vogt.

AMBER SKYE FAIR Skye Lash Lounge

2704 Frankfort Avenue • www.skyelashlounge.com Amber Skye Fair, owner and founder of Skye Lash Lounge, is a licensed cosmetologist, eyelash extension specialist and educator who’s inspired by Sarah Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx. “My customers and team also inspire me to continually learn new techniques and to improve myself in the areas of leadership, finance and personal growth,” she says. “I’m very grateful to have all of them in my life. Knowing that we are making our clients feel beautiful and are empowering them to be more confident is a wonderful feeling.” To combat becoming distracted and bombarded with small things, she focuses on time management, and schedules personal activities and events three months out. She’s a successful entrepreneur who urges other women to let go of the mental state of having to do it all. “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. And, adapt to change and keep learning. Knowledge is power.”

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Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs 1330 Bardstown Rd, Louisville www.francesleejasper.com

Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs sits in an 1890s firehouse on Bardstown Road. Fran founded the company in 1980 after earning a degree in design from the University of Louisville, and completing additional studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City. While still in college, Fran spent her entire savings in one day on five oriental rugs that she had seen at an estate sale. Even though those rugs were not her taste, she recognized that they were very good quality, and from that purchase, a career was born. She honed her skills as an apprentice at a retail rug shop, and spent several years studying the history, repair, and business of oriental rugs before opening her own store. For almost 40 years now, she and her business partner, Joe Tousi, have maintained the reputation of selling the finest quality new and antique rugs. They also offer skilled expertise in the field of cleaning, restoration and appraisals. Fran listens carefully to clients as they speak about purchasing a rug, about where they want to place it in their home, and the budget they have to work with. Once the parameters have been established, Fran and her well trained staff search for the perfect selection of rugs that meet the criteria. Fran travels the world searching for decorative and unusual rugs, most recently in Turkey, India, and Morocco. She is an active philanthropist, focusing on issues she cares deeply about…. mental health, historic preservation, and animal welfare. She has served on the boards of Wellspring, Whitehall and Locust Grove. Fran believes in giving back to the community that helped build Frances Lee Jasper Oriental Rugs.

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ANN COWLEY WELLS Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company 4350 Brownsboro Road www.cbandt.com

Ann Wells, CEO of Commonwealth Bank and Trust Company, works hard and is at her best when she feels productive. “My father used to tell me, ‘Only ten-percent is genius. Ninety-percent is hard work.’ I truly believe that. If you’re committed to making something happen and you work hard, anything is possible,” she says. “I never grew up thinking about being a woman in the workplace. My parents instilled the idea that I could be whatever or do whatever I wanted if I was willing to do the work.” She prioritizes her schedule to make time for those who need her attention but takes care of herself by exercising and eating healthy. Having her children and grandchildren close is important to her healthy life balance. When she’s asked to give career advice to other women, she responds, “Make sure you are being treated as an equal – by women and men. Don’t accept anything less.”

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ERICA MCDOWELL Skyn Lounge

227 Chenoweth Lane www.skynlounge.com After working as a makeup artist in San Francisco, Erica McDowell returned to Louisville to pursue the creation of her own makeup line, Zen Skyn Color Collection. This led to an interest in skincare. She soon obtained her aesthetics license and landed in the medical and day spa industry. That experience led to her opening Skyn Lounge in 2011. “I have such a passion for skin care. Many clients come to me with skin concerns and the desire to take care of themselves. It’s very rewarding to help people who have full confidence in me. I love what I do so much that it doesn’t feel like I’m working,” says McDowell. Rather than offering “everything under the sun” (don’t forget your SPF!), she prefers to excel in niche skin care services. Skyn Lounge can customize a regimen for a client on any budget. “I listen closely to my clients to discern exactly what they want and need. They are super important to me and I want them to be happy with my services and to experience the difference those services can make in their skin care,” she says. McDowell spends considerable time exploring ways to grow her business. “That means I have to find ways to handle the other parts of my life so that I have a nice balance. I think I do that pretty well but, of course, there are hiccups.” When she’s not working, her daughter, Chloe, keeps her very busy and very happy. “Chloe is beautiful. She inspires me every day to constantly grow and to be artistic and creative in my business. I want to be a woman she can look up to,” says McDowell, who also receives inspiration from other female small business owners who are raising the bar for themselves.

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JENNIFER KALMEY The Lash Lounge St. Matthews

3934 Chenoweth Square www.thelashloungestmatthews.com Jennifer Kalmey is a risk taker who isn’t afraid to try new things, whether those are moving to a new city or starting a new business. With a background in IT and pharmaceutical sales, and having owned a jewelry company, she’s embarking on a new venture, introducing The Lash Lounge franchise to Kentucky. She knows that temporary sacrifices come with the territory of developing a new business, but she makes it a point to set aside plenty of time for her family. “I want my children to understand that when you put your mind to something, believe in yourself and commit to your vision, you can be successful. Having a passionate work ethic also leads to your success. Your heart and mind are your driving forces that will push you to achieve your goals in life. And, of course, if you’re an entrepreneur, you have to learn your business from the inside out,” she says.

JESSICA DOWE, MD

Dr. Dowe Medical Clinic and Med-Life-Fit Spa 5006 Mud Lane and 10512 Meeting Street, Prospect www.drdoweclinic.com

Dr. Dowe Medical Clinic, LLC, a general family practice, focuses on treating the body, mind and spirit. The practice focuses on primary care to prevent diseases then enhances care by offering body sculpting, bio-identical hormones under the skin as plant-based pellets, and other medical & aesthetic treatments. It’s mission is to promote patient health and wellness by providing cutting-edge, high quality and personalized care. The clinic and spa is a “medical home” by coordinating and managing various needs of patients with a holistic approach. Born in Birmingham Alabama, and raised during the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Jessica Dowe, MD, MBA and Ph.D is an anointed, certified Baptist preacher who bases her life on the teachings of Matthew 19:26; “With God, all things are possible.” “While prayer is my secret weapon to success, I look to patience, 6 AM bike cycling and Caribbean vacationing yearly to help me achieve balance in my life,” she says. “ And, I am inspired by the life of Aretha Franklin’s soulful gospel and pop songs – the “Diva of all times.”

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LAURIE DOBBINS O’NEIL, MICHAELLE WARNER, LINDSEY WHALEN Frankfort Avenue Business Association

FABA c/o UCHM, 150 State Street • www.frankfortave.com The Frankfort Avenue Business Association was founded 27 years ago to promote, support and navigate economic growth on Frankfort Avenue and within the 40206 zip code. Among member businesses and organizations are Emily Boone LCSW, Fitness on Frankfort, Louisville Public Library, Clique Boutique, Cook Studio & Gallery, Core Fluency Pilates, Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, Mint Julep Tours, The Wine Rack, Apocalypse Brewery, American Printing House for the Blind, The Lash Lounge, as well as several restaurants, bars, non-profits and churches. “FABA’S biggest challenge is getting the public to know who we are and what we do. We want to be inclusive of all neighborhood businesses and residents. We welcome all to join in and be involved in what FABA is offering every day on Frankfort Avenue,” says Laurie Dobbins O’Neil, President of FABA and Insurance Producer with Logan Lavelle Hunt.

She credits FABA’s success to the cohesiveness of the neighborhood, The Avenue businesses, Councilman Bill Hollander and the D9 staff, and the organization’s active Board members. The Taste of Frankfort Avenue – September 9th 5-8pm@Melwood, The Avenue Trolley Hops, The Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade, Olde Tyme Christmas and Old Fashioned Fourth of July are a few of the events that neighbors and people from all areas of Louisville enjoy. “There are several female-owned businesses on Frankfort Avenue but one of the most prominent is Margaret Schneider, who owns Margaret’s Fine Consignments. She’s a pioneer and started her business in 1991 with a credit card because she couldn’t get a commercial business loan because she was a woman,” says O’Neil. “To other women who want to succeed, I say get involved, work hard, and keep moving forward. It’s worth it and we, as women, can handle it!” Sponsored Content


PATTI NAISER Senior Home Transitions

331 Townepark Circle Ste 100B www.seniorht.com When her father, a proud and independent man, displayed the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s, and as he was recovering from a broken hip, Patti Naiser began searching for an assisted living community for him. The search proved frustrating. Based on that experience, she founded Senior Home Transitions, providing free consultations to families searching for senior living options. As she has researched senior communities, she has discovered many options she previously hadn’t known existed. “Unlike many other referral agencies, I work with literally every facility in about a 50-mile radius. I know which communities come through on their promises and the ones that don’t. I have also brought together many resources to help with finances, selling of personal property and homes, and other aspects that go along with this transition in life. My goal is to help families through a very difficult period, approach it with care and try to make it a pleasant, new chapter in a senior’s life,” she says. Helping with her mother’s health problems gave her additional insight into the challenges faced by her clients, strengthened her ability to be empathetic and broadened her knowledge of resources. Because families often call her when they’re in crisis, she responds even if they call in the evening or when she’s on vacation. However, she tries to take Sundays off, often relaxing by going horseback riding. “The people who inspire me aren’t famous. They’re the women who juggle caring for kids and parents, and do it without complaint because they are doing it out of love. When they just can’t do any more, they call feeling guilty at times. But they amaze me with the sacrifices they’ve made. It’s a constant reminder of how strong we are and how lucky and blessed I have been with my family,” says Naiser.

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JEANINE TRUMAN Karl Truman Law Office

420 Wall Street, Jeffersonville; Heyburn Building, 332 West Broadway, Louisville • www.TrumanLaw.con Jeanine Truman’s work ethic and perseverance were fostered as she worked on the dairy and tobacco farm where her father was a tenant farmer. Later, graphic arts training helped her develop her creative entrepreneurial endeavors in BeautiControl Cosmetics and ReMax Real Estate, and as a massage therapist. The culmination of this repertoire of work experiences led to her position as Marketing Director for Karl Truman Law Office. “I have a passion for helping people in need of our legal services and for serving veterans. Each day brings another opportunity to be a positive influence to our team members, community, friends and family. Plus, I have the honor of working with my husband, who is my best friend,” she says. One of her most formidable challenges is to deal with chronic pain associated with a neck injury. Because she works from home, she has the freedom to determine her work and personal schedule, allowing her to

focus on “the big picture.” She finds inspiration in Michelle Obama’s quote that “You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience of facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” She is also encouraged by Obama’s observation that success isn’t about how much money you make, but about the difference you make in people’s lives. Truman’s advice about a career centers on choosing a path you are passionate about. “Seek first to understand before being understood. Speak your truth with grace and loving kindness. When you fall forward, forgive yourself, make amends and try again. Develop and nurture strong friendships with people who encourage and challenge you to be your authentic self. Love yourself enough to know that you deserve more. Be brave enough to demand more. And be disciplined enough to work for more.” Sponsored Content


TAWANA BAIN

Bluegrass Enterprises (NAC, AFM and Derby Diversity & Business Summit)

P.O Box 70149, Louisville, KY 40202 www.partnerwithnac.com; derbydiversity.com; afmthreads.com “Life’s too short to miss the small moments. This took a while for me to appreciate. Now, I don’t take myself too seriously,” says Tawana Bain, CEO of Bluegrass Enterprises. Her biggest challenge is to say no even when she wants to say yes. At one point in her life, she thought she was superwoman and didn’t understand that she could say “No” as a complete sentence without feeling guilty. Now, she believes it’s okay to allow someone else to step in on something that’s not meant for her. Her children and community inspire her to work hard.“When you watch the gratitude of family and community because of the smallest seed planted, you better understand the role of human beings on this earth,” says Bain. Her life balance is based on serving three areas: her career (the project management firm NAC), her hobby (boutique AFM Threads), and her purpose (bringing together people of various backgrounds to do good. This includes the Derby Diversity & Business Summit, CLIFH; Charity of Love, Increasing Faith & Hope, in fatherless children and other initiatives that touch the hearts of people from all walks of life.). As she makes time to interweave the three areas of her life, if one of the three begins to require more time than the others, she returns to her center and reprioritizes. “No matter which business or project I’m working on, I bring my heart to the table, which results in an unmatched level of passion in many instances. Some of us are blessed with brilliant minds, some are blessed with brilliant hands and then there are those of us blessed with brilliant hearts. And, hey, if you are lucky to have all three, even better!” she says. Her life motto is: Be your sisters’ keeper and your sisters will keep you.


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A User’s Guide to Senior Living Louisvillians, like everyone else in this country, are not only living longer; they’re able to remain healthier and more active for longer too. Here’s how those facts have changed senior living communities for the better. BY DIANNE H. TIMMERING

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ccording to HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org, 2018 demographics, the population of Jefferson County is 769,804. In the respectively stated “aging” category of 65 to 85, or what I like to call “sagers” (aging with wisdom, beauty and brilliance), there are 123,212 individuals. They make up sixteen percent of the population. But then there are the emerging baby boomers just behind them, those who are 55 to 65 and born between 1946 and 1964. They represent 103,682 persons or close to fourteen percent of the overall city population. When combined, these groups form a whopping thirty percent of the entire citywide population. And, in just a decade, America’s elders will double by 2030. They have a huge variation of wants and needs, demands and desires of the heart.

People are living longer, with greater ethnic diversity and economic disparities. According to a recent ABC news report, Americans are not only living longer by tenfold from the century before, but in “more comfort” and “better health.” This fact can only spur increased expectation of demand for a broader range of living facilities, services and products geared to seniors. The study, “Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being” cross-examines statistics from more than one agency “‘to provide a unified picture of the overall health and well-being of older Americans’” said Katherine K. Wallman, chief statistician of the OMB, as reported by ABC News. Thirty-one key indicators are used to identify lifestyles of older Americans, and while there are good things happening for the saging and boomers coming soon behind them, there are factors to consider which will drive choice and demand, wants and care needs. With longer lives come new budgeting demands. Bankruptcy and lack of future planning is impacting not just the elderly, but their families. According to a recent Northwestern Mutual survey, sixty-eight percent of family caregivers provide financial support. An earlier Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study found that sixty-eight percent of family caregivers are financially supportive of their beloved family member with an estimated $190 billion a year for “care-related expenses.” But it doesn’t stop there. Chronic sickness and co-morbidities (two or more illnesses) and the onerous behavioral or mental pain-points like dementia elevate healthcare levels of need and care as well as the costs associated with it. And even though desires and financial soundness may be in sync, physical or mental incapacities may force different types of choices. Senior living facilities have adapted with the changing profile and numbers of the aging population. Assisted and “independent living resources” are now the entry point, with additional add-on services and facilities available as care needs may grow. And senior living companies are preparing for the incoming boomers who will have different demands, including more tech-savvy needs and interests. What all of this means is that the continuum of care in our city has evolved from the traditional nursing home model to include a diverse and adaptable range of living and service options that can allow seniors and their loved ones to enjoy every year fully. On these pages, we’ve compiled a guide to various senior care settings that should provide a snapshot of how life at every age has changed.

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Treyton Oak Towers Number of units: 160 independent apartments, 40 personal care and 60 nursing and rehabilitation Size: 560 to 1,500 square feet Price range: $102 a day for independent living; $154 a day with personal care; $246 for skilled nursing, etc. Cost: private pay to Medicare/Medicaid options Number of locations in their co: 1 Average age of resident: 83

Size overall: Twelve-story building on half a city block Surprising Features: •

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Ballroom and common and private dining areas

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Stonecrest of Louisville Senior Living Number of units: 105, all licensed for personal care (if needed)

Average age of new resident: 70-75 (opening soon so approx.)

Personal care units: 53 (medical model)

Square feet overall: 76,000

Assisted living (social model): 14 Memory care units: 38 Price range: personal care starting at $4,495 to $7,000 which includes all Memory Care services Payment: month to month Cost: No skilled nursing, so predominantly private pay. (Will work with veterans benefits and long-term care policies)

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Both a social and medical model with LPN nursing care around the clock with add on of up to 6 levels of care if needed, starting with independent living

All 105 units are licensed for personal care if needed with 38 Memory Care units

The benefit of personal care help and supervision even though may not need it day to day

Prices include all meals, snacks, transportation needs, weekly housekeeping, laundry services utilities, wi-fi and some activities

Size range: studio to two-bedroom units Number of locations in their co: one in Louisville Average age of resident: 70-75

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Masonic Communities Kentucky’s Meadow Active Lifestyle and Miralea Active Lifestyle Number of units: 231 while building a 48-unit assisted living facility called Grove Pointe which connects to Lifestyle

Number of locations: two independent living

Price range: buy-in through a Life Care program ranging from $264,900-$429,900 or monthly rates range from $2,845-$3,995 with opportunity for additional care needs on the Masonic campus for a slight increase. Price includes many of the amenities like housekeeping, utilities and maintenance.

Square feet overall: Meadow Active Lifestyle is 230,000 square feet

Acres: 82

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New Active Lifestyle Facility within the Masonic Communities with private dining and a main hallway used as a curated gallery of resident-produced art pieces

Upscale condos with a long-term care policy for a resort feel

Size: one bedroom, one bath to two-bedroom, two bath

Seventy seat theater, a state-of-the-art fitness center, five-hole putting green and art studio

Square foot unit range: 800 to 1670 square feet

Choice of color palette by resident

Prices for assisted living: from $4,395 to $6,295. Access to personal care and urgent care-style clinic available across the Masonic community campus.

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(a Trilogy Health Services property opening in the fall) Number of units: 129

Square feet overall: 90,000 square ft

Price range: for independent living $22252925; personal care $3900-4050; memory care $5250 to 5450; $268 – 282/day for skilled nursing

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Cost: Mostly private pay (including LTC insurance) with some Medicare and possible Medicaid options, month to month Sizes of units: 340 to 790 square feet; studio to one bedroom Number of locations: 7 in Louisville Average age of resident: 70 Average age of new resident: 70

Full continuum of care from independent living apartments to first floor personal care units for “aging in place” including rehab services memory and respite care

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Treyton Oak Towers 211 West Oak Street www.treytonoaktowers.com It seems like there’s a new retirement community opening every day.While some are quite lovely, they all have one thing in common. They’re quiet…too quiet! Not Treyton Oak Towers. For the past 34 years, Treyton Oak Towers has been the place to retire when you’re ready for life at its fullest. Treyton Oak Towers is a privately owned and operated not for profit continuum care community in which residents are able to age in place. It epitomizes affordable luxury in the heart of the city and depicts “the art of retirement living.” Treyton Oak Towers offers independent living, independent with assistance, personal care, companion services, skilled nursing, as well as short and long term rehabilitation. Residents may rent or invest in the endowment program which is similar to a life care contract. More than 13 different floor plans can be customized to suit each resident’s personal taste. Individuals and couples enjoy fine dining, a coffee shop, lectures, music programs, an art studio, theater room, access to the arts, and daily classes in yoga, tai chi, relaxation

and meditation, and stretching and balance. Treyton Oaks is staffed with an on-site dentist and podiatrist and features a wellness center. Complementing beautiful gardens and courtyards are a rooftop greenhouse and observation deck. Great views of the Louisville skyline and engaging Old Louisville architecture abound. Also available are banking services, valet parking, a salon with a manicurist, private storage and a library that sponsors a book club. “We are proud supporters of the Louisville arts community, particularly Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Opera, Louisville Ballet and Louisville Chamber Music Society. Many folks choose to live with us for this reason,” says Rhonda Harding, Director of Residency Development. “A diverse population live at Treyton Oak Towers which adds to the distinct activity programming. There is something for just about anyone. An active Resident Council and engaging staff enhance the quality of life for our residents.”

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Masonic Communities Kentucky 3701 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville masoniccommunitiesky.com • 502.897.8727 Masonic Communities Kentucky offers three independent living options — Meadow, Miralea and Village — to give you the freedom to live independently in a place that truly suits you. You’ll love the carefree living that comes along with a maintenance-free home and seemingly endless amenities. And as the only independent living community in the region to offer Life Care or Life Plan, you have the opportunity to plan for the future with carefree living for you – and your family. Located in one of Louisville’s most soughtafter neighborhoods, Masonic Communities’ independent living offers an unparalleled lifestyle with an extraordinary array of amenities and services to meet your needs. It is convenient to local shopping and entertainment and provides the amenities that help maintain the active lifestyle and community to which you’re accustomed. Meadow and Miralea Active Lifestyle Communities offer Life Care, an innovative way of providing estate protection and health care assurance. The communities feature

full-service restaurants,an 80-person movie theatre, arts studio and gallery, wellness centers, indoor pool, salon and spa and much more. Village Active Lifestyle Community offers three lifestyle options that provide financial flexibility. Residents can choose from Life Plan, market rate or affordable housing options. Village Life Plan provides residents access to all campus amenities and activities, updated apartment finishes, and a health care discount with priority admission for higher levels of care at Masonic Communities. Masonic Communities is one of the few aging care organizations that offers services in one place – everything from independent living to assisted living, to memory care and rehabilitation, so that residents have the rare benefit of not changing their address as their needs change with age. To learn more or to schedule a private tour call 502.897.8727 or visit www.masoniccommunitiesky.com.

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Wow Wedding WOW

A ďŹ rst date at Derby and a proposal at Louisville Slugger Museum culminated in a glamorous wedding at a new Louisville destination, The Omni Louisville Hotel, for Brianna Simmons and Zach Redman. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY MAGGIE COURSEY PHOTOGRAPHY

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heirs is a very modern, thoroughly local romance. Brianna Simmons and Zach Redman matched on Tinder and made plans to meet up the next day at Churchill Downs on Oaks. “We instantly hit it off and spend the rest of the day together,” says Brianna. “We decided to go to Derby with one another the next day. Best first date ever!” If their meeting sounds impulsive, their engagement wasn’t. The couple dated for three-and-a-half years before Zach planned a perfectly-crafted, tradition-steeped proposal. “Zach’s dad works for Louisville Slugger and I had never been to the museum and factory,” she says. “So, Zach set up a private tour. The tour walks you through different stages a piece of wood goes through as it’s transformed into a baseball bat. At the end of the tour, you are presented with various models of the finished product that patrons get to view and handle. Zach swapped out one of the bats with one that had, `Will you marry me?’ engraved on the barrel. At the end of the tour, he handed it to me, got down on one knee and proposed.” When the couple walked out of the factory, both of their families were there to congratulate them. With a proposal as epic as that one, it makes sense that the couple followed up with an equally thoughtful and carefully-planned wedding celebration. “The majority of our guests were from the Louisville area, so part of the reason we chose The Omni was because we wanted to create a fun, staycation type of weekend for everyone,” says Brianna. “The hotel was still under construction at that time, but we knew it would be beautiful!” While having the reception at the stunning downtown hot spot was a thrill, some of their most vivid memories of the wedding were the simplest moments. “Mine was Zach’s face as I walked down the aisle,” says Brianna. The couple had chosen not to have a first look before the ceremony. Says Zach, “I wanted to see her for the first time as I stood at the front of the church and she walked down the aisle towards me.” There were other meaningful touches and decisions, including the church. “Zach was baptized at St. James, so being able to hold our wedding ceremony there was really special,” she says. “We also used flowers from Zach’s mother’s garden that had belonged to Zach’s late grandfather. And we incorporated a memory table with pictures to honor those family members who are no longer with us.” Her dress inspired a meaningful moment too: “I did have that emotional moment of tears when I tried it on,” she says. “It had every aspect of what I was looking for: elegance meets Jessica Rabbit. The details were so beautiful that I couldn’t take my eyes off of it.”

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A day that began with a moving first look at a dreamy dress from the altar where the groom was baptized… ended in laughter and fun. “What made the day so special was seeing so many people you love in one place and dancing all night in such a spectacular setting,” says Zach. “And the food was incredible too.” Their advice for other couples about to embark on their wedding planning? “Make a list of your top priorities and be sure you focus on what matters most to you as a couple,” she says. “And once the day arrives, enjoy every minute. It goes by so fast!"

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PHOTOGRAPHER:

ALTERATIONS:

Maggie Coursey Photog raphy

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FLORIST:

Lovely Leaves F loral, Giselle Callahan

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hough the seasons are changing, the spirit of the Bluegrass continues to flourish on the wedding scene. From gorgeous farm venues to locally grown food and floral vendors, brides are choosing to go Kentucky Proud for their fall weddings. The second round of the Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest kicked off August 1st. The competition serves as a special way for couples to show pride for their state, while also supporting locally owned businesses. The end result is a gorgeous wedding day and a boost in our state’s agriculture business. The goal of the Kentucky Proud Weddings Contest is for local businesses to benefit

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from the $72 billion U.S. wedding industry. With an incentive of a $5,000 prize awarded to a couple sharing their farm wedding photos, there’s even more motivation to go Kentucky Proud. The first round of the contest ran from April 1st thru June 30th. During these short few months, hundreds of newlyweds showed off their love for each other and the Bluegrass. The winners, Allison and Benjamin Englebrecht, were married at Echo Valley Winery in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. The wedding included a local dinner menu, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap and a Four Roses bourbon flavored wedding cake. The Englebrecht’s walked away with

wonderful memories and the grand prize of $5,000. As they begin their first months of marriage, another lucky couple will soon be recognized for their commitment to supporting local agriculture and enjoy the same excitement of winning the competition. The second round runs thru October 31st, and winners will be announced in November. To be eligible, the wedding must take place at a Kentucky Proud farm venue, a Kentucky Proud vendor must be tagged in a photo and public photos and videos must be tagged with the hashtag #KYProudWeddings. Additional details can be found at www.kentuckyproud. com/weddings.


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Share your love for a Kentucky farm. Support Kentucky farmers & enter to win a $5,000 wedding gift! Couples across Kentucky are discovering that Kentucky farms make an ideal setting for dream weddings. Likewise, Kentucky Proud products offer nearly everything else you need for your big day – from locally grown cuisine and beautiful flowers to amazing wines, spirits, craft beers and more. Share your Kentucky farm wedding story and you could win $5,000 or be selected for other prizes! Post a photo or video from your Kentucky farm wedding on Instagram or Facebook, and tag a Kentucky Proud product or producer using #KYProudWeddings. For details, go to KyProud.com/Weddings.


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Fall Trends That Will Transform Your Home While a full-scale remodel is always fun, updating your décor can be a mix of big and little changes. Here, the interior design team at Details offers inspiration with their favorite fall upgrades. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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hen Lesa Buckler opened Details in 2001, she thought it would be a fun little side business. Seventeen years later, she’s dreaming up restaurant interiors like Le Moo and Grassa Gramma with Kevin Grangier and redecorating 10,000 square foot homes from the floorboards to the decorative beams. “But we have projects of all sizes and clients can come to use for a few new pieces or a new room,” says Buckler. “The variety makes what we do so interesting.” According to Buckler, this particular design season is full of dramatic change and fresh thinking. “We’re moving away from neutrals and into bold color,” she says. “It’s a good time to give everything a tweak.” Here are some fall trends that offer a good starting point:


“Lighting can be the most impactful design element in a home. The functional beauty of a new fixture can transform any space.”

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PASTELS

As part of color’s comeback, pastels are definitely trickling into interior fashions, along with florals.

COLORS THAT POP

Turquoise, shocking pinks and even various shades of green are making an appearance. “We love the green and feel that it’s been missing from the market lately; it’s a wonderful color because it brings nature indoors.  We are seeing some of the main fabric houses producing more greens again.”

VELVET

A multitude of cotton velvets are available with great durability and in many colors. So no longer should people consider it just for special pieces; velvets can be on any upholstered piece and in any room.

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DARK KITCHENS

We consider white kitchens to be beautiful, timeless, and classic. But now, we are also designing darker, moodier kitchens that are a “wow” with sultry colors and dramatic finishes.

ASIAN INFLUENCE

“It’s huge in design and has a gorgeous effect in a home when used in fabrics, accessories and special accent pieces.”

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“Gone is the time for gray, gray and more gray. We are seeing color make a comeback in a big way.” These small, well-executed design changes are a good place to start and may be all you need to make your home feel refreshed.

Good lighting.

It can make or break a home and remains the key to making any room feel warm and inviting.”

Powder rooms.

Wallpaper has been making a huge resurgence and a powder room is the perfect place to create a major impact with it. The right vanity, counter top, lighting and glimmering metal finishes helps makes this room a “jewel box.”

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“Artwork plays a very big role when designing a home and is great for a quick update or to refresh any room. We have, at Details, the

most outstanding and diversified collections

of artwork in the city...probably in the state, and we can’t keep it in the showroom! We

have a list of customers and clients to call

when shipments arrive so they can have

first pick. For those who haven’t visited our

showroom, we invite you to come and see for

yourselves... seeing art in person is always

better and more fun than shopping online!” LESA BUCKLER


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history Adding modern amenities to an antique Georgian that began life as a log cabin was the ideal challenge for designer Lee Robinson, a master of contemporized classic decor. Here’s how he added a new chapter to the distinguished history of the home of Scott and Ashley Lankford. BY ALLISON JONES • PHOTOS BY TIM FURLONG

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hen we last visited Scott and Ashley Lankford in their art-filled Georgian colonial for our July 2017 issue, they were settling back into Louisville after four years of living in Palm Beach. Their chosen home began as a log cabin and was later altered into a shotgun house— until renowned architect Fredrick Morgan transformed it into an elegant Georgian. The couple had moved in and completed some cosmetic updates with the help of interior design guru, Lee Robinson of The Lee W. Robinson Company. But the next task on their, and his, to-do list was to revitalize this diamond in the rough. With his extensive knowledge of older, historic homes, Lee was the right person to implement their vision of a beautifully-pointed master wing that embraced the character the home offered. During our first visit, Lee teased us by revealing their plans of renovating the master suite to include a luxurious bathroom, bar, laundry room, and expansive closets. Now, a little over a year later, we are back to see the stunning results.

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Under the guidance of Lee, this home has become a storyteller of both the homes history and its inhabitants.

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nder the guidance of Lee, this home has become a storyteller of both the home’s history and the inhabitants. While phase one was more of a revitalization of the home’s glory, phase two was a customization. “We wanted to create a serene environment so that at the end of the day, this space can serve as a retreat,” Lee shares. And it does. The hallway leading to the master suite features a sleek bar area complete with a beverage cooler and coffee maker and a conveniently-located laundry room distinguished by patterned tile.

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Vaulted ceilings and shiplap walls create powerful visual impact upon entering the master bedroom itself. Plush linens dress the four-poster bed, while family pieces and collectibles easily blend with comfortable, chic décor. Window seats flank the stone fireplace giving the room a cozy feel and leather club chairs reside in front of imposing windows that reveal an expansive deck, also reimagined by Lee. “This renovation really is all about the details,” Lee shares.


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We wanted to create a serene environment so that at the end of the day, this space can serve as a retreat.

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etails make the difference in the luxuriously appointed master bath. “With the formulation of the bathroom plans, we wanted to keep it modern, fresh, new, but also historically inspired,” he says. The walls are cloaked in a striking patterned wallcovering from Zoffany. Decorative sconces are anchored on the stylish mirror above the vanity while a freestanding clawfoot tub demands attention. Splashes of glamour blanket Ashley’s expansive closet. “She loves clothes, so this is the ideal space for her to be able to spend time putting outfits together,” says Lee. “It is just a pretty room

to embrace fashion.” Its sophisticated boutique-like setting exudes elegance and museum-like organization. From the island that displays jewelry–brightened by the elaborate chandelier- to the blush colored Schumacher walls, the serene environment is both luxurious and timeless— It’s every element of this renovation— a perfect fit with the character of the home. “This project was a complete overhaul,” says Lee, “but what was wonderful was working with Ashley and Scott who made the process easier because they have wonderful taste and are very deliberate in their decision-making.”

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The Goddesses Of Louisville Food The restaurant scene used to be dominated by men. Not anymore. Here are some thoughts from the women who are changing the face of the dining industry and the flavors of our local scene.

Annie Pettry

CHEF AND OWNER, DECCA

Challenges: For the longest time, I was working to be my best and I ignored any difficulties that were specific to being female. On reflection, I’m trying to see if there were things I was ignoring. If I can look back and figure out how I coped and came out positively, maybe that could help someone in the future. People ask how I balance work and home. I don’t think you can separate them. They have to be combined. I travel a lot for work and try to find little moments for me, like eating in a restaurant or going on a walk.

Philosophy: My style is to be in the moment, to be hyperseasonal and find what ingredient is at its best and accentuate it by using it in multiple ways or pairing it in ways to make the flavors sing. Also important to me is knowing the source of ingredients and

knowing that they were cared for and raised properly.

Iconic dishes: Our wood-grilled broccoli was a hit from day one. It’s tossed in an acidic anchovy vinaigrette that balances the smoke from the grill, and there are almonds roasted with fleur del sel and olive oil. And, although it’s available only during citrus season, customers ask for the baby kale and Brussels sprout salad all year. The dish shows a spectrum of citrus. People freak out over it. Proudest accomplishment: Being part of the team and the culture I have created at Decca is my proudest accomplishment.

Personal impact on dining scene? I don’t go around looking for the impact we have made on local dining during the past six-and-a-half years. I think we just focus on constantly making sure we’re raising our own bar and pushing ourselves.

Decca • 812 E. Market • 502-749-8128 PHOTO COURTESY OF TOP CHEF

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Annemarie Greipel

CO-OWNER AND PASTRY CHEF, GASTHAUS

Women tend to be more organized in the kitchen and in the front of the house. It’s our nature. It’s easier to work efficiently if you’re organized. Very often, the opposite sex doesn’t see that although that doesn’t mean they don’t work just as hard. Challenges: When my husband and I came from Germany we thought we could borrow money from a bank to get started. Being good Germans, we dressed up and went to the bank with a business plan. I think they just laughed at us. But, believe it or not, our business plan came true. Philosophy: My philosophy of cooking and baking is to use the very best ingredients, work efficiently and don’t try to overdo it. Don’t go out of your way to create exotic things no one knows about. People come here and expect desserts that we would sell in Germany. Iconic dishes: Gasthaus’ iconic deserts are Black Forest cake; apple strudel; lemon, chocolate and strawberry rolls; strawberry Napoleon; and anything with chocolate and whipped cream. Proudest accomplishments: My children have been part of the business. At college graduation, they walked across the stage, across the parking lot, into the car and back to work. We had a note on the door of the restaurant that said, “Due to graduation we are opening at 6:30 instead of 6:00.”

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We will celebrate our 25th anniversary in business on December 18. This business is very hard work. You have to live it, and we do. Gasthaus • 4812 Brownboro Center • 502-899-7177

Coby Ming

CHEF, PINE ROOM

Challenges: I have had only a few experiences where I may have felt a little pushback from the men in the kitchen. But, I have had the support of my crew who stepped in before I needed to do anything about it. There are a ton of restaurants in Louisville. Finding good, quality people who are into it and for whom you don’t have to babysit is always a challenge.

Philosophy: My style waxes and wanes with what looks good in the season, and I get in moods. Now I’m craving Asian, so I’m leaning toward Asian flavors. At the Pine Room we’re updating classics to a certain degree. I’ll always have splashes of southern in my food. Being playful with food is what I’ve been having fun with lately. Iconic dishes: The Pine Room will be a neighborhood restaurant that’s very friendly, with a menu that has plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Even the donut fritters on the

brunch menu will be gluten-free. We’ll have a good steak, a burger and fried chicken. Instead of mashed potatoes and gravy, we’re doing a cauliflower purée. All our proteins will be nonhormonal and steroid-free. Proudest accomplishments: This opportunity at the Pine Room came out of nowhere. I was in a good spot at Wiltshire at the Speed. Because of owner Augusta Holland’s passion and her drive and her organization, I was curious to see what this possibility could lead to. I think we can really set ourselves apart. Augusta and I want to find ways to make our industry better. I have a friend who’s a Pilates yoga instructor. She’s going to come in to do a stretch session to encourage team building and to take care of ourselves so we can be in good spirits. It’s physical work in a restaurant. We have to treat it like we’re athletes. Pine Room • 6325 River Road • 502-528-4422

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Chavantee Snow

CHEF AND OWNER, THAI CAFÉ

Background: Becoming a chef and restaurateur has been a life changing experience. I learned to cook from my grandmother when I was growing up in Thailand. That experience was unique because she was a lady-in-waiting in the royal palace. There are more and more women interested in cooking as a profession in Thailand. It isn’t a male-dominated profession. While I was working at a Thai restaurant in Louisville, my husband, Billy, and I began traveling. Going to Arun’s, a famous Thai restaurant in Chicago, was an a ha! moment for me. I thought, “I can do this, and I can do it better.” That’s what prompted me to open Thai Café. Philosophy: My menu features primarily traditional Thai dishes that are found in Bangkok and other areas in Central Thailand. Some of the dishes are very simple while others have many levels of flavors.

Iconic dish: Although Pad Thai is the most popular dish at the restaurant, I encourage our guests to explore the many tastes of Thai cooking. One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “Isn’t Thai food very spicy?” The answer to that is no. Of course, if customers request some added spiciness, we’re happy to accommodate them. But, spicy does not always mean flavorful. Proudest accomplishment: My proudest accomplishment is that Thai Café is celebrating our twenty-fourth year in business. It’s exciting to have that history and it’s even more exciting to have a place in Louisville’s fantastic restaurant community. Thai Café • 2226 Holiday Manor • 502-425-4815

Kathy Cary

CHEF AND OWNER, LILLY’S

I have been doing this for 40-odd years. I’m proud of that. Back in the day, it wasn’t as normal as it is now for a woman to be head of a kitchen. Challenges: Every decade has had its hurdles, but they have been hurdles that are manageable. I like to think Lilly’s and La Peche are still here because of the way my husband and I have treated people and have recruited good team members. Dealing with the different personalities of the staff in the front and back of the house, the bakery and management can be a challenge. You want to be sure the customer never sees any of that.

It’s also a constant challenge to watch food and labor costs and, my gosh, trying to get some kind of profit going. But keeping my life a little sane is the biggest challenge. My husband and I made a vow to never talk about work on Sundays. It’s a true day off when we focus on family and friends.

Philosophy: I’ve always tried to interpret traditional things I grew up with and turn them into something a little better. I think of it as comfort food taken up a notch. We have no strict cuisine rules here. I like to follow my inspiration from traveling to other countries, but never vary from using fresh, quality ingredients. Most iconic dishes: Our chicken pot pie, fried oysters and grits, caramel cake and crème brûlée have become some of the dishes that people associate with Lilly’s. The shrimp and grits dish we have on the menu now is a real destination dish.

Proudest accomplishments: Cooking six times at the James Beard House was a very big deal. And being nominated seven times for Best Chef in the Southeast meant a lot to me and to the restaurant. If I don’t get nominated again, that’s fine. I have had my glory. I just want to do good things and keep moving on. Lilly’s • 1147 Bardstown Road • 502-451-0447

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INCLUSIVE KITCHEN Alongside chef-owner Bobby Benjamin, a line of talented female chefs are creating the innovative dishes and congenial atmosphere at Butchertown Grocery. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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istorically, restaurant kitchens haven’t been very welcoming to women. The good news is that this is changing. And Butchertown Grocery is ahead of the curve. “57 percent of our kitchen is female and they’re killing it. I’m proud to see the restaurant industry finally changing for the better and I’m excited to be part of that,” says Bobby Benjamin, chef and owner. In addition to Pastry Chef Barbara Turner, his staff includes sous Chef Wendy Gilbert, three other female chefs in the bakery, four female chefs on the line at night and one female chef on the line during the day. “I started working as a dishwasher in a restaurant when I was 12 years old. I was raised in the restaurant business by females who gave me the foundation I needed to build the structure of my business. I tip my hat to them. Later, when I saw women in restaurants being treated unfairly, I was confused and didn’t understand it because it was so different from my experience with incredible women,” he says. At Butchertown Grocery, he has established the inclusive environment that was so influential to him early on. The atmosphere seems to be positive for everyone. On the rare occasion that someone in the kitchen hasn’t gotten the message and is disrespectful to women, they stand out and are quickly told such

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behavior won’t be tolerated. “My pastry chef said, ‘I just want to let you know that this is the best restaurant I have ever worked in and you’re the best boss I’ve ever had,” says Benjamin. “For her to say that was mind-blowing. I feel like I’m still young as a boss but I’m getting better as a leader. When people feel that way, it means the world to me.” As an owner and chef, he must balance creativity with the bottom line. He translates that to mean he spends half his time using his brain to focus on numbers and the other half focused on innovation and elevating the restaurant. Each of the windows he looks through —- food, service, beverage program, host program —- affects the guest experience. “I was blessed with a gift and a talent. When I was a kid, we didn’t have much. To know where I came from and see

what I’m doing now is unbelievable. I’m beside myself,” he says. His goal is to be perfect with each meal and wants to show guests that he and the staff love them, from the beginning to end of a meal. But, being realistic, he says he still has room to grow, so he never stops trying to learn and progress. As much as he loves his customers, he has another audience that’s especially important to him —- his daughters, Copeland Pearl, four years old and Phifer Grace, a year and a half. “I hope they know how much I care about food. I want to lead by example for them. I love cooking for my girls. Phifer Grace is a good eater and does a happy dance when she’s eating, but because she’s younger, she doesn’t get as excited as Copeland. When they come into the restaurant and say they want the gnocchi, I melt inside. They don’t want McDonald’s. They want their daddy’s gnocchi.”

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The Inside Scoop with BOBBY

Do you have a favorite dish on the Butchertown Grocery menu? Whatever dish I’m working on at the moment is my favorite, but my favorite of all time is the cavatelli with lobster, clams and shrimp. It is gorgeous, vibrant and fruity. If anyone comes from Italy and eats that dish, they’ll say, “You know what? He respects our cuisine.”

Which well-known people would you most like to cook for? The rapper Kendrick Lamar, Gordon

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Ramsay, Hillary Clinton and Kerry Washington. I tell my wife if Kerry Washington comes onto me, it’s going to be a different story. I would cook from my menu for them.

Is there anything that never fails to frustrate you? Commodity food like Jimmy John’s. I don’t get what it’s about and I’ll never eat it.

Do you have a life motto?

Don’t stop pushing.

Would you like your children to follow in your footsteps? I want them to do whatever makes them happy. If they want to be a chef, that’s fine. If one wants to be beverage director, that’s cool. I’ll support them in anything they do.

What’s next for you? It’s a secret but it will be happening soon.


BOURBON BARREL SMOKED PORK BELLY With Heirloom Carrots and Spicy Maple Syrup Serves 2

− Smoke the pork belly with bourbon barrel − 2 ounces carrot purée staves for 12 hours at 200º. − 1 ounce roasted heirloom carrots If you don’t have a smoker, you may braise − 1 ounce raw heirloom carrots the pork belly. − Drizzle of spicy maple syrup − 3 ounces pork belly Sear the pork belly. On a plate, place some carrot purée. Place the pork belly on top. Garnish with roasted and raw heirloom carrots. Drizzle with spicy maple syrup.

CARROT PURÉE Serves about 7

− 15 ounces diced carrots − ¼ ounce ground ginger − 3 ounces red bell pepper, diced − 2 ounces yellow onion, diced − 3 ounces Marcona almonds − 2 cups water − Kosher salt to taste Sweat the onions and red bell pepper in a stock pot. Add almonds and ginger; stir to combine. Add diced carrots and water. Salt to taste. Cook at low temperature until carrots are just cooked through. Place mixture in a blender and process until smooth.

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The Doctor Is In Running a thriving surgical and cosmetic procedure practice is a balancing act between being an excellent physician and a strategic businesswoman. Dr. Julene Samuels shares honest insights on how she successfully juggles the demands of doing it all. PHOTO BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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s a female plastic surgeon, I certainly run a business, but when your business is patient care, the lines between physician and entrepreneur can be complicated.     I think my patients understand that in order to be able to offer the very best care and services available, I am required to split my time between being a caring physician and a strategic business owner. After all, I can only continue to provide my menu of services if I manage to remain in business by running my practice successfully.   It seems an easy concept, but it isn’t always. Here’s what I’ve learned both as a woman in business and also as a female physician/surgeon in a solo practice. Hopefully, the knowledge I’ve gleaned will give patients a better understanding of the other side of the doctor-patient relationship and give other physicians and business owners insights into how to juggle their own professional demands.

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I can delegate many things, but they have to remain intimately “me” or my “brand” of plastic surgical care, or they won’t be authentic. Where I cannot successfully delegate, I must agree to do it myself. To achieve the best patient experience, I sometimes need to be willing to do the things I could delegate to others.

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A real dichotomy for physicians is learning that sometimes the best business decisions can actually fly in the face of five-star patient care. Sometimes it is necessary for me to remain that extra unpaid hour in the operating room- or to do that thing myself that I should be able to delegate when that is the right thing for me to do to secure a happier patient or a better outcome.

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Women possess many traits that make us successful at home and in business. We are great listeners, caregivers, and problem-solvers. It is easy for us to empathize with the thoughts and desires of others. We make things happen for our kids, spouses, co-workers, extended families, and our clients. If necessary, we often do these things at our own personal expense. While these traits can enrich the lives of others and make for a successful business career, we constantly must ensure that we aren’t nurturing others to the point where we become depleted ourselves.

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Once achieving a modicum of success, one can’t sit back and rest on those laurels. I constantly look for new ways to improve my “brand” of care, and this allows me to keep it unique and on point so that I can provide timely answers for my patients’ needs. In order to live up to my motto of “Always exceed the patient’s expectations,” I have to be willing to devote countless personal hours to the research and development of new technologies in order to provide the very best care.

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I strive daily to be approachable and genuine, and it is utterly necessary to remain humble, realizing there is always a way to improve quality and compassion in our life’s work. It’s easy to remain humble when I witness daily the trust and faith placed in me by my staff and the patients who choose me as their surgeon. At the end of the day, I always ask myself, “Would I choose myself as an employer or plastic surgeon if it were my choice to make?” If I can honestly answer “yes”, then that’s what embodies true success.

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Beauty Buzz

The Hair Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Fall We asked Karen Stout, master stylist at Joseph’s Salon and Spa and the styling pro behind our favorite fashion shoots and covers, to share her short list of hot hair trends. One could jumpstart your successful fall makeover. PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER • BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM

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hile hair trends come and go, one is a constant. “Normally during fall, everyone is tired of their hair,” says Karen Stout, the popular Master Stylist at the always-bustling Joseph’s Salon and Spa in Dupont. “Everyone wants two inches off—to cut off the damage they did all summer. They want to get their hair back into good shape. I always recommend Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair ($30) for all of my clients. It’s a leave-in that instantly and visibly repairs dry hair.” Removing the damage is a good start. But these next-level look changers can turn heads, transform your look and jumpstart a personal transformation.


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THE FULL FRINGE. “We’re doing a lot of cuts with full, blunt bangs and less of the piece-y, pushed-to-theside bangs. It looks more precise and more modern and you can tailor it to almost any face shape depending on how long or short you go.”

BLUNT BOBS. “We’re cutting bobs of all lengths. They’re beautiful, precision cuts that swing and move and can be adapted to flatter anyone. We’re going from short, chin-length to the just-above-the-shoulder ‘lob.’”

RICHER, DEEPER, DARKER SHADES. “Fall is time to clean up your color and go a little bit darker. It makes your hair look healthier— not so burned up,” says Karen. “This fall especially, I’m seeing a lot of red and richer, warmer tones. Even if you go just a little bit darker and a little bit richer, your hair looks thicker, glossier and healthier.” SUPER SHINE. “Sun and swimming really dry out hair and as soon as summer is over, people want to get the shine back. That’s really what’s happening in fashion this season too; we’re going glossy with hair color, styling products and swingy cuts. My favorite new conditioner for improving shine is Aveda’s Cherry Almond Conditioner ($17). It’s so rich and moisturizing and it smells delicious. I also love Brilliant Hair Spray, ($22). It’s perfect for transitioning from humid summer and it adds shine.”

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THE FOUNTAIN OF WELLNESS The cultural obsession with anti-aging takes the emphasis off what really matters: ageless wellbeing which can only be achieved with a positive mindset and proactive approach. What better place to explore an optimistic philosophy about healthy longevity than at Baptist Health Milestone Wellness Center? That’s where we asked seven healthy, happy members—ages fifty to over a hundred, to share their secrets to successful aging. BY DR. JAN ANDERSON • PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER HAIR AND MAKEUP BY DEVYON FOR J MICHAELS SALON AND SPA

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ge is just a number, right? So, are you shocked to learn you’re statistically considered old once you pass the median age of 37.8? That leaves a lot of life to be lived, considering the life expectancy in the United States is almost 79 years. You can bet researchers are busy trying to figure out what behaviors translate into happy and healthy longevity. The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest, most comprehensive examination of aging every conducted. But even Harvard researchers were surprised at what behaviors did and didn’t make the list. Factors traditionally suspected to be predictors of a long, healthy life, were shockingly found to be nonfactors. Those include longevity of your parents, quality of your childhood, your cholesterol

levels, stressful events. The factors that did turn out to be determiners? Avoiding cigarettes, good coping skills, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, maintaining strong social relationships and pursuing education. The best thing about these research findings? “It’s astonishing how many of the ingredients that predict longevity are within your control,” observed the director of the Harvard study, George Vaillant, MD. I recently had an up-close and personal look at how seven Louisvillians, ranging in age from 38 years to a just-turned 100 years old, are taking control of their ability to live long and prosper. We compared notes in a two-hour panel discussion facilitated by Jeff Howard at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center. Sure enough, the answers of our panel of two men and five women, all Milestone members, tracked closely with the Harvard study. Here’s a decade-by-decade look at our best age-disrupting strategies and secrets.

Jeff Howard, 54, Group Programming and Promotions Specialist, Baptist Health Milestone Wellness Center with Diane Kelner, 60, CEO. (Clothing provided by Rodes for Him and Her.)

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30s

Late

Maria Bernard, 38, Personal Training Co-Director, Baptist Health, Milestone Wellness Center

Fitness story: “I went to college on a basketball scholarship, but when my playing days were over, I was lost. Athletes are used to being told what to do. Personal trainers helped me get on track and create my own structure.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Life is going to happen. You will have setbacks and challenges. But don’t quit. Stay active.”


50s 60s

Dr. Jan Anderson, 65,

psychologist in private practice

Jennifer McCall Kuhl, 51, Medical Sales

Fitness story: “Exercise helps me manage my anxiety without medication. I have a stressful job and after exercising I notice that I have a different perspective on how to solve problems.”

Fitness story: “I do a lot of early morning appointments with working professionals. A few minutes of exercise beforehand makes me more energized and alert than just a cup of coffee.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Everybody wants to be hard and tight, but a healthy muscle is strong and flexible. Flexible people don’t look old.” Dr. Jan’s clothing provided by Rodes for Her

Wellbeing wisdom: “Make your own rules. Don’t feel like you have to shut down at a certain age.”

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70s 80s

Bob Showalter, 81,

retired sales professional

Louise Auslander, 70,

Membership Advisor, Baptist Health, Milestone Wellness Center

Fitness story: “One of my first jobs was working for a fitness club. That got me over being intimidated by workout equipment and classes…. I can’t explain it, even though I’m expending energy, exercising gives me more energy.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Never give in to age.”

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Fitness story: “Exercising makes it possible for me to get up and make my wife breakfast.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Talking to everyone (at Milestone) gives me a reason to get up in the morning. Coming to the gym is as much about the socializing and that’s good for you too.”


90s 100s Marjorie Cox, 100, retired educator

Fitness story: “Exercising gets me out, so I’m not spending all of my time with my next door neighbor and my family.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Be interested in other people and you’ll have an interesting life.”

Charles “Charley” Riley,

94, retired FBI agent

Fitness story: “The strict fitness requirements during my career with the FBI make it easy to get into a routine and stay with it.” Wellbeing wisdom: “Be positive. Be a happy person.”

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Cycling For A Cure Next week, over nine hundred adults, children and families will be peddling their way to Norton Cancer Institute Brownsboro in an energetic fundraising effort that builds momentum year after year. It’s not too late to join Norton’s Bike to Beat Cancer efforts on September 8 and help fuel local cancer treatment and prevention. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY NORTON HEALTHCARE

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t’s the one-day cycling event that provides benefits that last a lifetime. In ten years, the annual Bike to Beat Cancer event has raised more than $3.24 million dollars in support of the Norton Cancer Institute; it raised over $480,000 in 2017 alone. These huge numbers are due not only to the merit of the cause, but to the success of the event which provides a fun, healthy challenge for both inexperienced riders and serious cyclists alike. For those looking for a fall family outing and an entry into cycling, the Family Ride is the right speed. It costs ten dollars per rider, follows a relaxed five-mile route around Norton Commons and ends at the Family Fun Zone where riders enjoy free food, games, bounce houses and face painting. There’s also an hour-long Spin Ride and a Virtual ride for those who can’t get out on September 8. More serious riders can

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choose from a variety of different courses including a 15, 35, 65 or 100 mile route, each with their own fundraising requirements, pit stops, motor support and safety teams. Participants in the 35 to 100-mile courses must raise $400, while those riding 15 are required to raise $200. (Survivors are asked to raise $100 and $50.) In addition to the thrill of the ride and the satisfaction of contributing to cancer care, there are plenty of perks provided by dozens of community sponsors. As riders gather at the starting line at Norton Cancer Institute, they’ll enjoy free breakfast from Chik-Fil-A and, once they return to cross the finish line, they can feast on Qdoba and enjoy massages from Louisville School of Massage and stretches with KORT. 65 and 100-mile riders also get a special free lunch from Morrison’s Healthcare served on a stunning farm.

Another standout feature of this popular fundraiser is that riders are able to designate where the money they raise goes— choosing from options that include brain tumor center, breast health program, patient financial assistance and even specific hospital locations. Of course, all participants get a free t-shirt, great exercise and the satisfaction of being part of a massive effort that supports a cause that touches every one of us.

BIKE TO BEAT CANCER

PIT STOPS

Here are the pit stops along the routes where fundraisers can safely revive and hydrate:

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IF YOU GO

Norton Bike to Beat Cancer takes place on Saturday, September 8. For more information or to register, visit Biketobeatcancer.org or call (502) 629-8060.

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Norton Commons (Goldberg & Simpson Building) R.L. Moore CPA offices The Parklands

The Overlook at Persimmon Ridge Anna Pennington’s Farm (lunch stop for 65 and 100mile riders) Salt & Light Baptist Church Gallrein Farms

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Meet the Media:

Tom Wills

There aren’t many Louisville news personalities more beloved than Tom Wills, a WAVE 3 weatherman who is trusted and beloved by generations of Kentuckiana natives. Rocko Jerome caught up with the retired icon. BY ROCKO JEROME PHOTOS BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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here’s something about Tom Wills that feels so congenial and genuine that it’s hard not to feel like you know him; like he’s a distant uncle whom we all share. A trusted figure and a calm, even voice of reason, Mr. Wills is always ready to warn and inform us all about the one thing that truly impacts every single one of us: the weather. As a kid growing up in Reading P.A., Tom had developed a strong interest in weather. “I was a real weather freak,” he says, “I always gravitated towards it.” While other kids might have aspired to become sports figures or ballet dancers, Tom’s hero was “Wally Kinnan the Weatherman,” one of the first trained meteorologists working

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in broadcast news. Before then, weather forecasts were simply read by news anchormen with no scientific acumen required. With people like Kinnan coming onto the scene as experts in the field able to communicate true insight on developing weather patterns, a new kind of career was evolving. So enamored was young Tom that following in those footsteps became a life’s ambition. He studied meteorology at Penn

State, graduating in 1967, then went on to Colorado State. After graduating with his masters in Atmospheric Sciences in 1969, he applied for a job at Louisville’s own WAVE 3. Our folksy NBC affiliate would serve as his broadcasting home—the only one that he would ever know— for a full four decades of sun, wind, rain, sleet, snow… and, of course, a few tornadoes.


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The April 3, 1974 Tornado Super Outbreak has come to live in infamy for all of those affected in ways big and small. At the time, it was the single largest tornado outbreak within a 24-hour period in recorded history, with over 100 tornadoes produced across 13 states from the mammoth storm. The damage to Louisville was fearsome to behold, leveling parts of Freedom Hall, Cherokee Park, and nearly 1000 homes around town. The words of a reporter on the scene at Cherokee Park still echo through his mind. “He kept saying ‘it’s all gone.’ We were thinking ‘What’s gone?’ It was just hard to fathom that level of devastation.” Through it all, Tom remained on the air, warning residents to seek shelter. In the end, there were relatively few casualties and injuries, numbers certainly reduced as a result of weathermen like Wills doing their due diligence, rallying the public to take immediate measures to stay safe. Wills was also the man with the plan during the 1978 blizzard and 1994 record snowfall, resulting in a quarter inch of ice underneath over a foot of hardpacked snow. The city was effectively shut down for days. “It made for a harrowing drive to work,” Tom says. In the early hours of January 17th, he struggled his way backwards up I-71 past many crashed, stalled, or otherwise stopped semi trucks. “I was just narrowly able to cut into 3rd street and navigate into the WAVE studio,” he says. There he would remain to broadcast the word of the day’s events to a city absolutely paralyzed by frosty circumstance. A routine hip replacement in 2007 brought surprising news. “After surgery, a man came in and said to me ‘Why didn’t you inform us of your heart issues?’” Tom remembers, “This was the first that I heard of it!” This caused him to slow down considerably, retiring in 2009 amid an outpouring of well wishes from the community. When his health became poor enough, he had a heart transplant in 2013. Because of his surgeries, Wills learned that he has the rare AB-positive blood type, which means that his plasma can be utilized for anyone. Since he became aware of this, he’s donated his plasma monthly, and been an advocate and ambassador for the Red Cross. Today, Tom enjoys a life of leisure. He spends time with his two grandkids and he and his wife have traveled all around the world, most often on cruise ships. Over his career, he saw the world change in many remarkable ways, with all kinds of technological advances in meteorology. What began with paper and pencils became a high tech affair utilizing satellites and radar. One thing has always remained: Tom Wills finds the weather endlessly fascinating.

“Wally Kinnan the Weatherman” captivates the attention of a young Tom Wills as the meteorologist of WRCV in Philadelphia. Before becoming one of the pioneers of TV news weather reporting, Kinnan had been a trumpet player in the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, an Air Force pilot during World War II, and had narrowly survived as a POW in Germany after being shot down. 1970

Tom meets his wife to be, Pam. She’s a high school math teacher. They go on to have two children, Abby and Jennifer. Tom watches the girls during the day, then goes to work at night, reporting the weather. This same year, Tom would start a meteorology course at U of L. It was instructed personally by Tom for 37 years, and is still being taught today. 1978

A great blizzard known as “The White Hurricane” shuts down most of the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes regions for more than 3 days. Tom’s reporting kept Louisville prepared. Nine months later, there would be a small baby boom, including the birth of this writer.

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A massive snow storm shuts down the city. Tom risks his life to get to work. After a long day on the air, he headed towards home, where he shoveled snow in exchange for a parking spot at a convenience store and trudged on to his house, rather than face the great likelihood of having his car get stuck in the roads of his neighborhood. 2009

Weakened due to his heart condition, Tom retires from WAVE 3. It’s the end of a 40-year career served entirely at one station, a real rarity for any news personality.

1969

Tom graduates from Colorado State and is immediately scouted to become a meteorologist at WAVE 3. One of his instructors opines “We’re sorry to lose you to television.”

1974

The dreadful Tornado Super Outbreak destroys much of Louisville, as well as locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and New York. Tom stays on the air, reporting on the day’s events, informing viewers to flee to safety. 1980’s

During this decade, WAVE 3 introduced Doppler radar. The station would also switch from film to video, allowing more immediate live on-the-scene reporting. WAVE would also acquire a van for use by the meteorologists that would be nicknamed “the Weather Wagon.” Through it all, Tom would remain on the cutting edge and become more and more of a Louisville institution. 2007

After coming out of anesthesia for a hip replacement, a doctor asks Tom why he had not informed the medical professionals of his heart condition. The simple answer: Tom didn’t know he had one. He would be diagnosed with a rare condition called nonfamilial TTR amyloidosis that was concentrated on his heart. 2013

Tom undergoes a heart transplant. Surviving the experience, today he advocates on behalf of the Kentucky Organ Donor Association (KODA) and the Red Cross and donates his rare AB-positive plasma on a monthly basis.

VINTAGE TOM WILLS PHOTOS COURTESY OF WAVE 3

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A New Twist on Pink

After her fighting own battle with breast cancer, Caroline Johnson was dismayed to learn that metastatic disease is dramatically underfunded by traditional pink fundraising efforts. Twisted Pink is the organization she founded out of sheer determination to offer hope to the patients who need it most. BY CHRISTINE FELLINGHAM • PHOTO BY DICK ARNSPIGER

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he is not a woman to shy away from a challenge. Caroline Johnson’s youngest child, Michael, was born with a rare chromosome deletion that results in vision and hearing loss, epilepsy, autism and requires extremely specialized care. After his diagnosis, she quit her job and became his toughest advocate, serving on the board of his vision impaired preschool and educating herself on his condition and needs. It is not surprising, then, that when this devoted mother of three received a stage 3 cancer diagnosis a few years later, her first concern was not herself. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, how am I going to take care of this little boy?’” she says. “And when I learned that there was so little research on metastatic cancer, I decided that I had to do something about it. I had to be able to say that if my cancer returns, I have done everything I can to be there for him.”

and armed with a background in both accounting and advocacy for her son, she took action. She formed Twisted Pink in an effort to take the hope inspired by so many pink ribbons and extend it to those diagnosed with the deadliest cases of breast cancer. “ I reached out to friends to join the board, secured a bunch of people to help with our first event, a masquerade ball, and we were off,” she says. “I also met with Laura McGregor, founder of Hope’s Scarves, who was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She was instrumental in helping me get Twisted Pink off the ground.”

What Johnson had discovered through her sudden immersion in breast cancer research was that the great successes that have been achieved through massive infusions of donations in some areas of cancer research were not matched by the same outpouring for metastatic cancer. Only seven percent of money raised to fight cancer goes to metastatic research.

The mission of the group was crystal clear: “The only thing we were going to do is fundraise for research for metastatic breast cancer,” she says. The first Twisted Pink gala in 2014 raised over a hundred thousand dollars and it was earmarked for a cancer research project at the University of Louisville. “There is a researcher there doing incredible work on metastatic cancer,” says Johnson. Each year, the Masquerade Ball has grown and other fundraisers have emerged along the way. “We do a tennis pro-am at Springhurst in November and a pink fashion show at Oxmoor in October,” she says. “People hear about the cause and they want to help.”

Accustomed to clearing life’s hurdles

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comes new determination to make sure the money goes where it can do the most good. “We recently formed a collaboration with other metastatic fundraisers including The Cancer Couch and Hope’s Scarves in order to be able to share research about recipients and have more fundraising power,” says Johnson. “As a result, we were able to apply for a matching grant with $600,000 raised by the collective group so we had $1.2 million to donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering.” These fundraising successes make a world of difference to the handful of researchers devoting themselves to an area of need that has been all but overlooked. “A lot of times, the message of awareness can be twisted,” says Johnson. “We are dealing with people and not just pink. And we are making sure that every dollar we raise goes to fund research that will help those patients who aren’t helped by traditional awareness organizations.”

IF YOU GO

The fifth annual Twisted Pink Masquerade Ball will be held on Saturday, January 26, at The Speed Art Museum. For information and tickets, go to twistedpink.org/events.


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Supermom:

Kelli Campbell She’s the calm presence behind the desk at Joseph’s Salon and Spa, the family business she’s transformed into a bustling upscale beauty destination. But Kelli Campbell’s legendary work ethic comes home with her where she does the job of mom just as brilliantly. BY NANCY MILLER PHOTOS BY DANNY ALEXANDER

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elli Campbell had recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati and jumped on a retail career track at Saks Fifth Avenue when she suddenly switched paths. Her father, Joe Flint, founder of Joseph’s Salon and Spa, was experiencing health problems, leading her to move back to Louisville and help him in the business. What started as a helping hand eventually morphed into her taking over the business in 1995. “Joseph’s wasn’t in the best financial shape but was making some movement toward being a thriving small business again. It was really exciting to see that the business my family had put so much hard work into was becoming what it once was,” says Campbell. Connie Flint, her mother, was also an integral part of the enterprise (and still works at the salon two days a week.) Campbell says that her parents were both very hard-working individuals who passed along to her the honor of a strong work ethic. “The beauty industry was important, but the small business and livelihoods of a lot of people who worked there were extremely important to my parents and to the St. Matthews community. There have been so many wonderful aspects of being part of that,” she adds.

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With a frank assessment of her abilities at the time, she says her level of maturity wasn’t at the optimum level for her new role. As a confirmed people pleaser, she was committed to making her father proud and succeeding for the employees and clients. “I’m a bit of a survivor,” she says. “When I face a hardship, I just get up the next morning, start again and learn from it. That made me a stronger, better person when I had the responsibility thrown at me early on.” Her management style is low-key but ever present, as is fitting for a self-described workaholic. She leads by example and expects her staff to adapt to the culture of an extremely high level of professionalism, attention to the most minor of details and outstanding care of clients. “When you come in, everything is immaculate. The candles are lit, the water is infused with fruit that is cut just so, the lights are on in a certain way. Clients have a consistent experience every time they come in, from the feel to the smell to the sound. I’m pretty particular and I let that be known to my staff. Although I’m not a service provider, I want them to see me doing everything, whether it’s unclogging the toilet or being at the front desk. I believe I’m fair and have a good sense of when someone, an employee or a client, needs something. I want the employees to be happy and find what makes them tick. I think it shows that we take care of them from the bottom of our hearts,” Campbell says. If someone really wants to work at Joseph’s, she gives them a shot, even if they come to her after they went to beauty school straight out of high school. “I demand a lot out of them, through a boot camp, so to speak,” she says. “Either they do it, or they don’t. When they get it and grow and mature, I love seeing that they can learn and change.” There have been occasions, when dealing with contractors, plumbers or air conditioning companies, and sometime even her employees, when she has had to be firmer than she would have liked in order to get her message across. “At times I may have been taken advantage of because I’m a woman, and there

have been times I have given more than I probably should have,” she says. “That doesn’t bother me. I have learned how I can still be me and not have that happen. I’d rather give than get.” Campbell is not only a savvy businesswoman, but she’s an involved mom and wife. She and her husband, Matt, who joined the team to handle financial operations, are the parents of Stella and Joseph, whom everyone calls Huck. Campbell and her husband have created a remarkably efficient system for organizing family activities. They, and the children’s grandparents, access a computer-based calendar to communicate the kids’ schedules and any

family matters that need coordination. Anticipating and embracing change has been central to her ability to grow the business. Incorporating innovative technology, emphasizing education of her staff and bolstering a team approach have been elements she has interwoven into her business model. She added a full spa to Joseph’s in the early 2000s. “To cultivate a team-driven culture has been a bit of a challenge, but at the end of the day it’s better to all work together. When things go awry, we figure out the next best step. I feel that’s what has made us successful.”

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The Trends That Can Get Your Party Started Our resident event planners not only produce a lot of events, but they go to plenty of them too. Here, Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller share new décor and theme ideas that can energize your parties, your homes and your lives. As event planners we try and stay ahead of trends, but don’t get us a wrong, we don’t consider “trendy” to be a dirty word. While we always love to hear, “I’ve never seen that before,” we also love to build on inspiration from our peers. Here, we share some of our favorite event trends as we head into the fall and holiday party seasons. While they will hopefully inspire your next gathering, we believe these ideas aren’t necessarily confined to events. Whether it’s home décor, office culture or even out-ofthe-box ideas for a night out, these trends can keep you on the cutting edge of what’s new.

ENGAGING GUESTS. It used to be all about the food and drink, but guest engagement and interactive activities are becoming increasingly popular. You might say it all started with the now standard photobooth, but many events have moved beyond the black box to more interactive photo opportunities. Neon light installations, interactive props and versatile backdrops make your event that much more impactful. Many events are taking it a step further with interactive opportunities beyond photos. Some examples of this that we have incorporated in our events include interactive art projects, professionally-led liquor tastings, and hair and make-up bars for guests.

UNUSUAL VENUES. We always try and inspire our clients to think out of the box when considering a venue. You can introduce your guests to a new place, end up with event photos that don’t look like anyone else’s, and allow your vendors to flex their creative muscles with new inspiring spaces to work within. Some of our favorite examples include a favorite store, libraries or a beloved neighborhood bar.

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HIGH CONCEPT THEMES. While we love a good theme as much as anyone, we are challenging our clients to expand on what a theme can really mean. Say goodbye to “shabby chic” and the “Roaring 1920s,” and say hello to events inspired by a favorite playlist, adjective or feeling. While these types of themes could be described as vague, they let actually event producers think outside of the box and make your event one-of-a-kind.

GOING GREEN. Being kind to the environment is top of mind right now, as it should be. Green thinking has changed more than décor; it’s impacted etiquette. Electronic invites are no longer considered rude, but environmentally friendly and economical. Reducing an event’s carbon footprint is becoming a priority that is driving decision-making. Natural, organic décor like potted plants and trees are providing an alternative to plastic props that wind up in the waste basket. Seasonal and locally grown food is inspiring menu options and more caterers are offering compostable products and ensuring that items are properly disposed of and recycled at the end of an event.

PANTONE-INSPIRED PARTIES. We are big fans of the Pantone color deck and use them for everything. Not only do the color names inspire fun ideas, but Pantone helps out every year by announcing the Color of the Year. This year’s color was Ultra Violet, a soft, muted purple that reminds us of a sultry outdoor dinner party under the stars. In addition to their Color of the Year, they create exciting new color palette’s that will inspire anyone to throw a party or redecorate their home.

BY MARCELLA KRAGEL AND INA MILLER

Ina Marcella Events is a full service event planning and creative consulting business co-owned by Ina Miller and Marcella Kragel. With shared backgrounds in the arts and non-profit management, and a mutual passion for community engagement, Ina and Marcella have developed a unique approach to event planning aimed at creating inspired oneof-a-kind events for their clients. Ina and Marcella have been friends for twenty years and each is married with three kids.

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featured event

Taco Open

Oxmoor Country Club | August 24 The Ruch Foundation benefiting Hosparus hosparushealth.org

Joe Krock, Ashley Myers, Tristan Myers, Maggie Phelps, Jacky Ruch, Andrew Phelps, Katie Shrewsberry, Sarah Dumeyer, Matt Kraig, Lauren Coury and Curry Nicholson

Pam Ritter, Brad Ruch and Mary Ruch

Chip and Stephanie Atkins

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Lindsey O’Brien Clark, Helaina White, Kathleen White, Doug White, Penny Vineyard, Billy Ruch and Teresa Davenport

Chad Liner, David Clarkson, Brent Gorter, Alan Wolford, Ed Brutscher, Rob Yates,Colin Clark and Luke Andrews


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Concert for the Cause The Omni Hotel | August 25 Benefiting Kids Cancer Alliance kidscanceralliance.org Photos by Candice Gentry

Miranda Johnson, Abby Fajack, Allison Webb and Gloria Samaan

Jessica Kovats and Tim Bishop

Jonathan Noel and Jason Stanford

Geraldine Smith, Spring Smith Yochum, Laurie Mills and Camille Smith

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Lisa & John Hillerich

Bethany Laveck and Millie Meehan


Jennifer Kron, Margie Quintero and Laura Duane

Richie & Shannon Lampton, Beth & Brian Yochum

Stacy Freibert and Jennifer Uhl

Hannah Hardesty

Faith Yascone and Roxanne Dunaway

Vicki LaRue and Shannon Marcum

Quinn Paul, Justin & Leah Coury

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Spirits, Sparkles Hearty and Spurs Party August 11 Turkey Run Park ket.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

August 10 Mellwood Arts Center heart.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Laura Prewitt, Don & Libby Parkinson

Julie & Ben Schmidt

Bobbie Owen and Michele Ripley

Cissy Musselman and Susan McNeese Lynch

Steve & Sharon Kerrick

Bonnie & Gerry Boland

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Nick & Crystal Papachristou and Jennifer Adams


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TRUNK SHOW

Sept. 13th | 10am - 6:30pm

Ginny & Mike Longnecker

Nana Lampton with Ty & Gena Harrison

FR EE Vahan Jewelr y Giveaway! 4505 Shelbyville Road (502) 895-9934 Ashley Beardon, Jason Jennings, Melissa Berry

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Hearty Party

August 10 Mellwood Arts Center heart.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Karrie Harper, Ashley Mason, Mary Witsiepe and Suzy Hillebrand

Patrick Richardson and Ray Cushing

Ashley Mason and Barry Denton

Kayla Baker and Bea Henry

Christie Dutton and Randy Blevins

Marianne & Carl Hafele

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Maddie Campbell, Jackie Hafele, Lilian Ehrgott, Ellie Gray, Nikki Hafele, Leah Storch and Caroline Taylor


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fashion at the festival Roxanne Dunaway, Kenneth Wright, Faith Hope Yascone and Randy Blevins

Celebrate Breeders’ Cup Week

at Exclusive Events presented by Equestricon®

Equestricon® Fashion at the races Brunch Sunday, Oct. 28 • Louisville Marriott Downtown Trish Murphy, Alan Mauser and Suzy Hillebrand

Equestricon® Fan Festival & Trade Show Over 100 vendors!

Monday, Oct. 29 & Tuesday, Oct. 30 Kentucky International Convention Center Equestricon® Mimosas & Millinery Workshop Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Louisville Marriott Downtown Come home with a racing fascinator YOU design!

Equestricon® at the Track Wednesday, October 31 • Churchill Downs

Tickets at Equestricon.com Jackie Hafele, Sean & Trish Murphy

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EGG Fest

August 4 Benefiting A Recipe to End Hunger arecipetoendhunger.com and Kentucky Harvest kyharvest.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Korie & Andy DeMuth

Dawne Gee

Tom & Will Schuhmann and Frank Schramko

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Cole, Justine & Abigail Craddock Justine and Abigail Craddock

Maurice William

Martin Rodriguez

Destinee Bradley-Brown


Michael & Sherlonda Gray

Logan & Charlie Evans

Lew Seiler and Marty & Nancy Priest

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Saint Matthews Street Festival August 4 Saint Matthews stmatthewschamber.com Photos by Bill Wine

David & Beth Willey, Darlene Allgeier and Jim Golden

Jeremy & Pamela Kirchner,Jason Reynolds

Bob Popeck and Brooke Chism

Derwin Webb and Tom Edelen

Amy Seelye and Abby Bailey

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Jericho Woods

Linda Ruffenach and Phyllis Zaepfel


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Kentucky Sports Hall Of Fame Gary P. West, Deborah West, Kenny Davis

Bernie Bickerstaff and Julie Howell

August 22 Muhammad Ali Center kysportshof.com Photos by Bill Wine

Monna Lane, Don Lane

Pat Day and Lisa Mills

The Late John Asher, C. Edward Glasscock and John Willmoth

Karl Schimtt, Bob Baffert and Tom Delacenserie

Ann Crawford and R.K. Bruce

Cheri Issel, Dan Issel

Diane Bromley, Rob Bromley, Sally Bird

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Westport Village Concert Series August 10 Westport Village westportvillage.com Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Brian & Amy Schmidt, Kelly and Mia Brown, Mike and Amy Duck

Greg Finch, Belle and Erika schmitt

Jennifer and Hayden Zorio

Austin & Abbi English

Bethany Schooler and Kaylee Carnahan

Casey Bozarth and Shon Adams

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Anne Piet, Patrick Rodamaker, Devan Weisbach, Amelia Logan, Jamie Weisbach, Michelle Fry, Laura Bailey and Lee Weisbach


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Kentuckiana Stroke Association

Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event August 21 The Olmsted strokekyin.org Photos by Bill Wine

Alisha Duvall, Jessica Piasta, Lisa Puffer, Amy Golladay and Carrie Orman

Andrew & Amy Nic

Cindy Jecker and Debora Goodrich

Scott Leanhart, Kelley Kiesler, Jenny Leanhart and Valerie Goss

Julie Stevens, Deanna Dome, Carey O’Meara and Elaina Kenney

Jenna Doyle, Kate Puffer and Teresa Doyle

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Leadership Louisville Center

The Most Interesting Event of the Year August 22 The Omni Hotel Louisville leadershiplouisville.org Photos by Dick Arnspiger

Cynthia Knapek and Ed Glasscock

David Bingham and Rachel McMahan

Holly Prather and Staci Marshall

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Todd Klimek, Jackie Wood and Lisa Zangari

George McMinn and Kristina Dahl

Becky Hughes and Bill Malone

Lisa Twohey and Aaron Miller

D. Craig York


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Taco + Tequila Throwdown August 18 Oxmoor Country Club Benefiting Kosair Charities kosair.org Photos by Gretchen Bell

Beth O’Daniel, Alyssa Graham and Josh Clark

Katie Carpenter and Will Saucer

Jennifer Owens and Natasha Smith

Andrea Monge and Jeremy Nissen

Jerry & Karen Rabalais, Susan & Brad Keller

Stefanie & Mark Epilon

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CALENDAR // SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 7

SEPTEMBER 9

JONES FIELDS

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Experience original music by more than 20 local and national acts across 2 stages, including Son Volt, Ben Sollee, JEFF the Brotherhood, Mojoflo and more.

BIG FOUR ARTS FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER 8

FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

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BIG FOUR ARTS FESTIVAL 10AM-7PM BIG FOUR BRIDGE LAWN

This free event features 200+ juried artists plus international cuisine, children’s activities and live entertainment.

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS INDIANA STATE 7PM CARDINAL STADIUM

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S LOUISVILLE 10AM WATERFRONT PARK

LOUISVILLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

PETEFEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

10AM-5PM BIG FOUR BRIDGE LAWN

11AM-6PM JOSEPHINE SCULPTURE PARK

HDSA TEAM HOPE WALK 4-7PM WATERFRONT PARK

SEPTEMBER 12

FALL OUT BOY WITH MACHINE GUN KELLY 7PM KFC YUM! CENTER

SEPTEMBER 13

TOPS LOUISVILLE COCKTAIL PARTY WITH LIQUOR BARN 5-8PM MIDDLETOWN LIQUOR BARN

MICHAEL BEIRUT 6-9PM SPEED ART MUSEUM

9AM-4PM WATERFRONT PARK

Let’s Brunch 7 days a week

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SEPTEMBER 14

FLEUR DE LIS FLING! 6:30-11:30PM THE GRAMERCY

GASLIGHT FESTIVAL GASLIGHT SQUARE | JEFFERSONTOWN

MDA MUSCLE WALK

GLOBAL GOURMET

11AM WATERFRONT PARK

6:30PM MAEC

SEPTEMBER 16

SEPTEMBER 22

LOUISVILLE TURNERS

CHAMPIONS PARK

KENTUCKY KICK DOWN

CODY JINKS

FLEUR DE LIS REGATTA

7:30PM IROQUOIS AMPHITHEATER

BROWN-FORMAN LAWN & DOCKS

SEPTEMBER 15

SEPTEMBER 20

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS WESTERN KENTUCKY

KEITH URBAN WITH KELSEA BALLERINI

7:30PM CARDINAL STADIUM

7:30PM KFC YUM! CENTER

NEDA WALK LOUISVILLE

FRIENDS OF THE WATERFRONT SILVER ANCHOR AWARDS

8-11AM BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY

5:30PM BELLE OF LOUISVILLE

VOICES HIGH HEEL RACE 1:30-5PM LUCIA AVENUE

FLEUR DE LIS REGATTA BROWN-FORMAN LAWN & DOCKS

NATIONAL JUG BAND JUBILEE 12-11PM BROWN-FORMAN AMPHITHEATER

Beverage Director Nic Christiansen

STONECREST SENIOR LIVING GRAND OPENING 4-6:30PM STONECREST OF LOUISVILLE

SEPTEMBER 21

THE MAGIC FLUTE 8PM KENTUCKY OPERA

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BOURBON & BEYOND Enjoy a perfect blend of bourbon, food and music. This two-day festival features the talent of John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Robery Plant and the Sensational Shapeshifters, Counting Crows and many more.

MAROON 5 7PM KFC YUM! CENTER

KENTUCKIANA HEART WALK 7AM-12PM WATERFRONT PARK

SEPTEMBER 23

BOURBON & BEYOND CHAMPIONS PARK

HIGH HOPE STEEPLECHASE 11AM KENTUCKY HORSE PARK

KIDNEY WALK 1PM CARDINAL STADIUM

Chef & Owner Bobby Benjamin

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CALENDAR // SEPT-OCT SEPTEMBER 23

THE HUNGER WALK 10AM-5PM WATERFRONT PARK

DOWN SYNDROME OF LOUISVILLE STEPS TO INDEPENDENCE WALK/RUN 7:30AM-12:30PM BIG FOUR LAWN

SEPTEMBER 27

BODYRX OPEN HOUSE 4-7PM HURSTBOURNE PARKWAY

SEPTEMBER 28

AN EVENING WITH HEART

MARTIN LAWRENCE

SEPTEMBER 30

LOUISVILLE WEDDING NETWORK SHOW 2-4PM MAEC

Enjoy an art-filled evening benefitting cardiovascular care for the uninsured and underserved.

OCTOBER 5

STAMPEDE FOR VIPS 5K 8AM-11AM LOUISVILLE ZOO

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS FLORIDA STATE

ST. JAMES COURT ART SHOW 10AM-6PM HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE

Experience a juried fine arts and contemporary crafts show featuring over 700 artists from around the U.S. held among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes in the heart of historic Old Louisville.

LOUISVILLE VS 1014FOOTBALL E. Main St $410,000 GEORGIA TECH Beautiful Historic Mansion - Approx. 6,540 SQFT

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LOUISVILLE AIDS WALK & PET WALK BIG FOUR LAWN

OCTOBER 7

ST. JAMES COURT ART SHOW

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BOURBON BASH 8PM KMAC MUSEUM

8PM KFC YUM! CENTER

7-11PM THE MAEC

SEPTEMBER 29

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7PM CARDINAL STADIUM

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8PM THE KENTUCKY CENTER

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10AM-5PM HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE

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FLEETWOOD MAC 8PM KFC YUM! CENTER

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JAZZ & JEWELRY 5-8PM JEWISH FAMILY & CAREER SERVICES

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STRIDES FOR STROKE WALK 12PM BROWN PARK

ST. JAMES COURT ART SHOW 10AM-6PM HISTORIC OLD LOUISVILLE

Get moving to raise funds for the Kentuckiana Stroke Association. Pets and children welcome.

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WINE ON THE RIVER 2-6PM BIG FOUR LAWN

Enjoy beverages from various regions across the globe alongside live music and more. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Haven.

OCTOBER 14

IRONMAN LOUISVILLE WATERFRONT PARK

OCTOBER 20

VIA COLORI STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL BIG FOUR LAWN

OCTOBER 21

VIA COLORI STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL BIG FOUR LAWN

OCTOBER 23 ELTON JOHN

8PM KFC YUM! CENTER

OCTOBER 26

OCTOBER 27

HALLOWEEN FOR HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE 8PM MERCURY BALLROOM

LOUISVILLE FOOTBALL VS WAKE FOREST CARDINAL STADIUM

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 8AM-1PM SOUTH GREAT LAWN

OCTOBER 28

EQUESTRICON “FASHION AT THE RACES” BRUNCH 10AM LOUISVILLE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN

Guests are invited to sip mimosas and enjoy a full brunch buffet while they shop the latest trends in millinery and race day wear from nationally-renowned milliners and brands.

OCTOBER 29 EQUESTRICON

KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

Equestricon® is an international horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show that will bring together fans, stakeholders, industry insiders and horseplayers to participate in a lively atmosphere of engagement, discussion and entertainment.

OCTOBER 30 EQUESTRICON

KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

OCTOBER 31

MIMOSAS & MILLINERY SHOP 9AM KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER

EQUESTRICON AT THE TRACK 12PM CHURCHILL DOWNS

USA CARES GALA 6PM MARRIOTT LOUISVILLE DOWNTOWN

DRESS FOR SUCCESS GALA

LOUISVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL VS BELLARMINE

6PM THE ICE HOUSE

KFC YUM! CENTER

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Independant insurance company providing business and personal coverage to KY and IN for nearly a century.

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President of Churchill Downs T. Kevin Flanery and John King at the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Linkin Bridge at the KICC Opening Ceremony

TOP SHOTS Concert for the Cause

St. James Art Show Poster Unveiling

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Louisville GRID

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