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Non-Profit Spotlight: Make-A-Wish Downtown in Development Art in the Bluegrass: Peter Williams New & Noteworthy

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Getting Gor-Jess: Lily James’ Aquatic Eyes

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Wow Wedding: Kelli + Andrew

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Tour of Homes: Lansdowne Living

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Fixer Uppers

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Color Catalog: Life is Good

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Super Mom: Chelsea Monaghan

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Pets: Preventing Rabies

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Top 5 Dining: Worth the Drive

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Beer + Wine of the Month

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Fayette Co Farm Bureau Farm to Table Dinner

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shelia omer ferrell of the Blue Grass Trust story by Michelle Rauch

Lexington is enjoying national recognition as a go-to city to visit. Sheila Omer Ferrell, Executive Director of the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, has a theory why; “It’s because it’s authentic. An authenticity you do not have to fake or recreate in Lexington, because it exists as-is.”

The federal style home was in danger of being bulldozed, a fate that the Hart-Bradford House met right across the street. That home had a rich history. Lucretia Hart, wife of Henry Clay, lived there. John Bradford who started the first newspaper in Lexington also lived in the home at one time.

Ferrell accepted the position nearly eight years ago, bringing a much-needed background in marketing and public relations to the BGT. She spent nearly twenty years doing marketing and special events for Liquor Barn when it was owned by the Rosenstein family. She also has prior experience with marketing with the UK Opera Theater.

By the early 1960s, urban renewal was making its way across the country. “Urban renewal was the most decimating thing to historic houses,” Ferrell explained. “Federal money was thrown at cities for highways, and the need for parking lots followed. Many historic homes came down during that period,” Ferrell said.

While Ferrell does not have a background in preservation, she has been mentored by the best in the business. H. Foster Pettit was a wonderful guide for Ferrell, as is Barbara Hulette, a long-time member at the BGT. “She is the soul of historic preservation in the state of Kentucky. She has had her heart and her hand on every project with the BGT since she was involved in the ‘70s,” Ferrell said. The Trust has changed in the nearly eight years since Ferrell joined them, but always in the name of progress. “Change or die, because the world is constantly evolving,” she said.

an important mission The BGT was founded in 1955 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to save Hopemont, better known as the Hunt-Morgan House, on Mill Street in Gratz Park.

Despite its historic value, the Hart-Bradford House came down to create space for a parking lot that is still there today on Second Street. “Parking lots and preservationists are always at odds with one another. I drive a car and I need to park it. We all do,” she said. “But at what price? I think that price was too high to pay for that wonderful house.” Fortunately, the BGT was able to save the Hunt-Morgan House, and it stands as a testament to the importance of preservation.

changing for the better As a non-profit, BGT does not receive any federal, state or local funding. That is why they are looking for innovative ways to engage the community while supporting the Trust. Currently, BGT is opening their doors and space to the community. Most recently, they provided space to Step by Step, an organization that helps mentor young moms: the organization utilized BGT spaces for a volunteer workshop. “We are excited to do that type of programming,” Ferrell said.

Parking lots and preservationists are always at odds with one another. I drive a car and I need to park it. But at what price?

She jokes about her career path. “I’ve worked with vintage wine and vintage music, so working with historic property is a natural progression for me,” she said.

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That is an important part of the evolution of the BGT. The DeTours group is diverse. You will find people from all ages and all backgrounds. It is held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm and is free to the public, all in hopes of engaging our community’s passion for preservation. “I am happy to continue in that tradition of getting a lot of women and men involved in moving forward to preserve for the next generation,” she said. Another recent tour visited the Grey Construction offices to show guests a prominent example of adaptive reuse. Many people

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remember the building as Wolf Wile Department store. “Demolition is forever. You can take the architectural plans of an old home and recreate it, but it won’t be the same,” she explained. Sheila Omer Ferrell is building on the city’s progressive foundation and moving the Trust forward. Ferrell believes success comes down to people. She wants to preserve what is unique and special about the bluegrass. “It’s a balancing of all who came before me to keep them engaged. They know that it’s still the Trust they know and love, but know the changes we are making are in addition to their work, not in place of,” she explained. “We need to keep all those people and all those worlds in order to move forward. We want the membership of the Trust to truly reflect all people and all economic backgrounds. Everyone is welcome at the Blue Grass Trust. We work hard to make that happen.”•

Demolition is forever. You can take the architectural plans of an old home and recreate it, but it won’t be the same.

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In 2011 BGT DeTours was launched. It’s an all access pass to homes and business you would otherwise not get a chance to see. Not everything is historic. Some of the stops include newer constructions that have architectural significance. Past tours have included Rupp Arena and Maxwell Place (the home of the UK president).


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New &NOTEWORTHY Keeneland Announced As Host Site Of 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, announced Keeneland Race Course in Lexington as the host site for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, taking place on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th. This will be the second time that Keeneland, one of the country’s most storied racetracks, will serve as the event’s host site. Breeders’ Cup’s decision to return to Keeneland is a testament to the brand’s effort to offer a more elevated and enhanced fan experience by bringing the event to more intimate venues. With a renewed focus on patron experience and event logistics, the 2015 and 2017 renewals of the World Championships produced record-breaking ticket sales revenue and on-track wagering revenues, respectively. “We are excited to bring Breeders’ Cup back to Keeneland in 2020 after its successful inaugural host year in 2015,” said Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “Lexington is the heart of the Thoroughbred industry, traditions and culture, and the birthplace

of most Breeders’ Cup champions. We look forward to once again tapping into the rich heritage of the locale as we work with Keeneland officials to shape the upcoming 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.” Ahead of the 2015 event, Keeneland was expanded to accommodate the event’s large crowds, including the installation of temporary seating chalets and lounges to provide fans with unique venues and experiences. The Friday and Saturday races drew a cumulative crowd of 95,102 attendees, breaking attendance records for Keeneland. “The Bluegrass served as the ideal backdrop for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup and we could not be more excited to have Keeneland serve as the host of the 2020 edition of the World Championships,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “Building on the success of the event for the industry and the community, we anticipate an even greater spectacle in 2020 and look forward to the Breeders’ Cup returning home once again.” story courtesy of Keeneland

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New &NOTEWORTHY MOVING:

Logan’s of Lexington Headed to Lexington Green After spending the last quarter of a century in the Tates Creek Centre, Logan’s of Lexington announced in mid-August that they will be moving to Lexington Green this fall. Their new 8,600 sq. ft. location will offer customers an updated and expanded shopping experience unlike any other.

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Jazzercise Hartland Offers New Guests a Great Deal This September Experts agree that variety is a key component to sticking with a workout routine and breaking through plateaus. Jazzercise Hartland owner Cindy McGeorge has 34 years of experience teaching Jazzercise. She and her fun-loving, inspiring, experienced team of instructors offer a workout method that fuses jazz dance with Pilates, cardio-boxing, resistance training and yoga, all in one, fun place. Instructors mix new choreography with a variety of great music so classes are always fresh and motivating. September means big savings at Jazzercise Hartland. New clients can start for just $10 through September 30th. No appointment is necessary: just drop in to their beautiful, spacious studio in Hartland Center. They have 31 weekly classes and options starting at 5:30am all the way until 7:15pm. All ages and fitness levels can enjoy Jazzercise. Curious? Call 859.327.0293 or visit jazzercise.com to learn more.

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For 54 years, Logan’s has made a name for itself in Central Kentucky, earning a reputation for offering hands-on customer service and a great selection of suits and sport coats. In addition to the great lines Logan’s has always been known for, including Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Allen Edmonds, Southern Tide and others, the Lexington Green location will include expanded offerings with new classic collections and brands like Barbour. As a locally owned and family operated business, they are proud to partner with other local manufacturers and artists, offering guests the best in Kentucky made products from E.F. Meeks, A Touch of Kentucky, Wixology Candles, the Kentucky Double and others.

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Lexington Clinic Welcomes Four New Physicians Lexington Clinic is excited to announce four new physicians are now a part of Central Kentucky’s largest multi-specialty medical group. Ellen Flinchum, MD; Brad Ihrig, MD; Katherine Roden, MD and James Smith, Jr., MD are all now accepting new patients. Dr. Flinhcum and Dr. Roden will both be a part of Lexington Clinic’s reoffering of pain medicine services. Dr. Flinchum is board-certified in Pain Medicine as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Roden is board-certified in Anesthesiology and board-eligible in Pain Medicine. Dr. Ihrig served as a preceptor at the Western Montana Family Medicine Residency for the past four years and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine. Dr. Smith is board-eligible in Neurosurgery. Lexington Clinic was founded in 1920 and is Central Kentucky’s oldest and largest group practice. Lexington Clinic has nearly 200 providers and serves more than 600,000 patients every year. Lexington Clinic has providers in 30 different specialties and has more than 25 locations throughout Central Kentucky. story courtesy of Lexington Clinic


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RENAMING:

VA Renames Lexington Campuses in Honor of Two Kentucky Iwo Jima Veterans Central Kentucky Marines who served at Iwo Jima were honored earlier this month as the Lexington VA Health Care System renamed its campuses in their memory. The Leestown Division was renamed in honor of Franklin R. Sousley of Flemingsburg, and the Cooper Division was renamed in honor of Troy Bowling of Lexington. The ceremony was held on August 9th at the Leestown Road campus.

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Private First Class Franklin Sousley of Fleming County, Kentucky also fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Shortly after American forces secured Mount Suribachi, Pfc. Sousley along-side five other fellow service members, raised a large U.S. flag, so it could be seen over the island. The iconic photograph taken while raising the U.S. flag led to an immortalized symbol of American bravery, perseverance, and sacrifice endured by members of the U.S. Armed Forces during the intense battles of World War II. Less than a month later, Pfc. Sousley was killed in combat by a Japanese sniper on March 21, 1945. His remains were laid to rest at the Elizaville Cemetery in Fleming County in 1947. story courtesy of the Lexington VA

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Quick Bites from the Lexington Food Scene Samantha Fore of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites is joining forces with Wyatt Sarbacker to form AteBit Lexington. The team broke ground on a brick and mortar location behind Arcadium in August. Fore also participated in Brown in the South to benefit Southern Foodways Alliance on August 13th in Nashville. In early October, a second Napa Prime location will occupy the former JDI space at 319 Cedar Street. The first floor will feature the unrivaled dining experience customers have come to love at the original Versailles location. The second floor will be their Rocks Bourbon Bar and the third floor will serve as an event space called Napa Prime Events, featuring their signature catering. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will open will open “soon” at 321 East Vine. Following a series of setbacks, the eatery seems close to its opening. It now has an awning sign and mural painted by local artist Pierce Birdsong. Chick-fil-A opened at 2299 Richmond Road on August 23rd. In keeping with a longstanding chain tradition, fans camped out for a chance to get their hands on prizes and free food.

Make-A-Cake Cupcake Bar opened on August 5th at 309 North Ashland Suite 130. Guests can customize their dessert by choosing their cake, filling, frosting and toppings on the spot. The concept was started by three Lexington sisters who moved to Atlanta. The concept was so successful, they brought it home to Kentucky. Babita Shrestha started Vegan Nepal to answer Lexington’s need for flavorful plant-based food. She offers catering, meal planning and, more recently, a series of local pop-ups. Skyline Chili opened August 27th at 2850 Richmond Road. Sedona Taphouse opened August 27th in the Palomar Centre. KSBar and Grille is now open at 1030 South Broadway. Grimes’s Fast Food opened at 4248 Saron Drive. Formerly known as Richie’s, the eatery is now named after owner Geoffrey Grimes’s sons. J. Gumbo’s plans on opening in September, bringing Cajun and Creole fare to 808 North Limestone.

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Father Jim Sichko Debuts a Special Sauce for Charity Father Jim Sichko, Papal Missionary of Mercy for Pope Francis, Evangelist, and self-professed foodie now has his own food label: Miss Marie’s Spaghetti Sauce, a tribute to his mom. Marie Sichko passed away suddenly last year, and would have turned 90 on August 15 of this year. Fr. Jim Sichko’s Italian mom was known for her Italian cooking. This is especially true of her signature sauce, the recipe for which she kept guarded and under lock and key. She shared the sauce with many though, as she loved to cook for others. Miss Marie provided lunch weekly for the sanitation workers who picked up her neighborhood garbage. Fr. Jim hopes Miss Marie’s Spaghetti Sauce will bring families and friends together around the dinner table and foster good will, as did his popular series “An Evening Among Friends”, which brought celebrities including Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Donny Osmond, Dolly Parton, Regis Philbin and Martin Short to Richmond, Kentucky. Harry Connick, Jr. coined Marie’s nickname when making his visit to Kentucky for “An Evening Among Friends”. Connick became endeared to Fr. Jim’s mom, calling her “Miss Marie”. Connick,

along with each of the celebrity guests from the popular 12-year series spearheaded by Fr. Jim, received one of the first bottles off the distribution line. Miss Marie’s Spaghetti Sauce is an all-natural, Kentucky Proud product. Award-winning chef Ouita Michel provided encouragement and support for the project. Fr. Jim also consulted with Nancy Ward of Ward’s Kentucky Specialties, and the sauce was processed at Kentucky’s Bluegrass Superior Foods. All aspects of the product are handled in Kentucky, including the label, jar, ingredients and bottling. Miss Marie’s Spaghetti is made in and distributed from the Bluegrass state. Proceeds from sales will be divided equally between South East Texas Hospice (one of the first 20 Hospices founded in the United States) and the Diocese of Lexington’s One in Christ Annual Appeal, which assists many, including struggling families in Eastern Kentucky. Thousands of bottles of the sauce are being distributed this year online and in stores. The special sauce is $10 per jar and can be found in various shops around the Bluegrass or online at either missmariesspaghettisauce.net or frjims.com. story courtesy of Father Jim Sichko | photo by Karen Hillenmeyer

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Tianas Wish

Non-Profit SPOTLIGHT

Make-A-Wish®

Nine-year-old Tiana has an unbridled enthusiasm for horses and horse racing. She is dealing with chronic myelogenous leukemia, a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. She watches horse races on television and has found that the horses help distract her from the daily struggles of her medical condition.

Tiana wished to meet the champion Thoroughbred racehorse, Zenyatta. Enter Make-A-Wish®, an incredible organization that grants life-changing wishes for children. story by Sarah Boerkircher | photos courtesy of Make-A-Wish & Keeneland

Local farms across central Kentucky came together to give Tiana and her family an experience they would never forget — a day where they were able to get away from the stress of doctor appointments, tests and hospital visits, and focus on the joy of being a family. Tiana’s wish began with a visit to Lane’s End Farm, where she toured the facility and received a behind the scenes look at the farm. It was on this tour that her dream of meeting Zenyatta came true. Tiana smiled from ear to ear as she had her up close and personal visit with the champion horse, who even gave her a few nose kisses. After meeting Zenyatta, Tiana was off to Keeneland, where she toured the facility and enjoyed watching the races. The excitement for Tiana continued as she met horses in the winner’s circle.

Her afternoon was a horse enthusiast’s dream—visiting Rachel Alexandria at Stonestreet Farms, Silver Charm at Old Friends and Bayern at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. Tiana’s wish to meet Zenyatta was everything she hoped it would be and more. Thousands of people visit the bluegrass state every year to witness “the most exciting two minutes in sports” at the Kentucky Derby, but for Tiana, none of that compares to the excitement she felt on her wish.

Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland Celebrating its eleventh year, Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland is a partnership with local Thoroughbred farms and equine facilities to grant wishes for many deserving children. This year’s event will

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be held Thursday, October 11, 2018. Like every year, the event raises funds to grant wishes for kids with critical illnesses. Among the attendees of Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland are local kids who have experienced the power of a wish come true. Several local farms and equine medical facilities sponsor the participating wish kids. “These kids are VIPs for the day; helping to create special memories for the children and their families.” said Kara Heissenbuttel, director of employee and patron experience at Keeneland. “The wish families spend the morning touring their sponsor’s property, and then arrive at Keeneland for the ultimate race day experience. Everything from meeting the Keeneland jockeys in the paddock, having lunch with Buckles, the Keeneland mascot, watching a race from the winner’s circle and at the end of each race, the wish kids present the trophy for the race named after their sponsor.” Keeneland encourages the community to come out for the 2018 Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland. “It is a wonderful experience for Keeneland, our industry partners, our patrons and our employees to come together to honor these amazing kids,” Kara said. “This year, fans are encouraged to cheer on these children and support Make-A-Wish by helping make even more wishes come true by placing a donation into the ‘Wishing Well’ near the South Gate entrance. Our goal is to grant more wishes.”

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As Development Officer for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana Lisa Reeves explained, the impact of a wish varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. Community members might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. “Wishes are more than just a nice thing, they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time,” Lisa said. “Wishes impact everyone involved—wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. And they can have a profound impact on a child’s medical journey.” Currently, more than 350 children in Kentucky are awaiting their wish. Make-A-Wish is on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. “This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish: it inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve,” Lisa said. “It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child. We believe that whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles, wishes find a way to make the world better.” •


What is Make-A-Wish? Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-AWish vision to grant the wish of every child battling a critical illness. In the United States, and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. Are you ready to be a game-changer for a wish child in Kentucky? Currently there are more than 350 children in Kentucky who are awaiting their wish. Right now, Make-A-Wish is only able to grant the wish of one out of every two eligible children due to funding, so they need support to fulfill their mission to grant the wish of every eligible child. Through donations, volunteering and fundraising, there’s a way for everyone to help these kids in the community. To learn more about ways to help, please visi oki.wish.org. You can donate via oki.wish.org, Venmo, PayPal or by contacting Lisa Reeves at 502. 272.4375 or lreeves@oki.wish.org.

To learn more about Make-A-WishÂŽ Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, please visit oki.wish.org.

Experience the Power of a Wish: Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland Thursday, October 11, 2018 Tickets are available to the public: tickets.keeneland.com/online

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peter williams: Painted from Life

If you’ve attended the races at Keeneland, you may be familiar with Peter Williams without ever having known his name. Always looking dapper and quick with a smile or a friendly tip of the hat, Williams could be found behind his easel painting the scenes playing out in front of him in a way that made them look too beautiful to be real. Over the years Williams earned a reputation as one of the most notable equine artists in recent history, yet for those who paid him a compliment or asked a question as he created one of his masterpieces, they were drawn in by his gracious, self-deprecating nature and stories told in his native New Zealand accent.

art. Raised to be a shepherd in the family business raising sheep and cattle, his interests had always revolved around painting, which led him to attend Hereworth School, Wanganui Collegiate School and Canterbury School of Art. It was a chance meeting with fellow artist Richard Stone Reeves that led to a joint commission for the two to paint racing scenes, which helped not only to grow his reputation as an equine artist, but allowed him to visit racing venues throughout the country, creating unique and coveted paintings wherever he went.

Williams, who passed away on August 13th at the age of 84, is being honored and remembered this fall at the Headley-Whitney Museum with their featured exhibit, “Peter Williams: Painted from Life,” which will run September 7th through November 11th.

The exhibit will feature 20-30 portraits on loan to the HeadleyWhitney Museum from private collections throughout Central Kentucky, with more than 100 original pieces from William’s personal collection. There are also two ticketed events associated with the collection. On September 7th the Headley-Whitney Museum will hold an opening reception for those who want to be among the first to see the retrospective exhibition. Then, on October 4th the Museum will host an Evening Tribute Event, honoring the life and career of the esteemed artist. Tickets for both events are available online at headley-whitney.org, or by phone and in person. •

“We had been working with Peter on this exhibit over many months. He was such a prolific artist and we wanted to showcase a collection of his favorite and finest works,” said Headley-Whitney Museum director and curator Amy Gundrum Green. “With his passing, it has now become, in a way, a memorial of his life’s work.” It was by chance that Williams even became interested in equine

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Corduroy jumpsuit in brown by Others Follow; Sweater in burnt orange by THML; Arrow necklace and hoop earrings by Betsy Pittard Designs // Olive You Velvet jacket in green by Julie Brown; Striped knit dress in cream by Cupcakes and Cashmere; Beaded earrings // Monkee's

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Long sleeve top with brass sleeve details; Knitted sweater vest with tassel details in olive green and white; Skinny jean in distressed denim; Leather bootie in brown; Jewelry in gold // Ariat at The Summit at Fritz Farm Bellbottom jeans in black denim; Henley sweater in multicolored stripes; Distressed denim jacket with embroidery detail; Hat in camel // Free People at The Summit at Fritz Farm

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A love of dogs brought Andrew and Kelli Williams together in the summer of 2013. Kelli had recently graduated from the University of Kansas and moved to Lexington for her job as an architect. In hopes of making friends and getting her dog, Renzo, some exercise, Kelli and Renzo frequented the dog park. On one of their trips to the Masterson Station dog park, Renzo started playing with another dog named Elvis. As it turns out, Andrew’s roommate owned Elvis, but Andrew often took Elvis to the dog park. Kelli and Andrew started talking that day and then proceeded to go to the dog park at the same time every day following in hopes of running into each other again. After a few more run-ins, Andrew finally asked Kelli on their first date. After several years of dating, the couple married on October 14th of last fall. When it came time to pick their venue, the couple quickly decided on the Polo Barn at Saxony Farm, which as they said, emulates what Kentucky is all about. “The beautiful surrounding horse farm, amazing hospitality of the owners and the traditional horse barn were all key characteristics of this venue,” Kelli said. “The owners, Broussard and Rosie Hundley, allowed us use of the barn, bridal cottage, man cave and surrounding grounds from Thursday to Monday, which gave us flexibility with planning. We decided to host all of our wedding events onsite.” Andrew and Kelli wanted to embrace the fall foliage without having orange or burgundy interrupt their neutral color palette. They used ivory pumpkins as decorations throughout the ceremony and reception. The groom’s mother, Jan Williams, grew ivory pumpkins in her garden to make sure that there were plenty of pumpkins to go around.

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Kelli’s cousin, Seth Green, officiated the ceremony. While he isn’t a minister, he became licensed online to be part of the Williams’ special day. “Sports and our Kansas/Kentucky rivalry are a huge part of our lives, so Kelli’s cousin used many sports references throughout the ceremony to provide just enough humor, sincerity and uniqueness to our wedding,” said Andrew. “Also during the ceremony, we asked two married couples to stand up and give their own words of wisdom on marriage.” Kelli and Andrew said if they could pass along any words of wisdom to other couples in the planning process that it would be to start early and stay organized. “Staying organized and keeping an open line of communication with everyone allowed our vendors to carry out our perfect wedding day,” Kelli said. “However, our biggest piece of advice would be to make sure you take time off of planning. We started ‘No Wedding Wednesdays,’ where we didn’t talk wedding plans at all to make sure we kept our sanity and maintained our relationship throughout the planning process.”

Andrew and Kelli’s wedding was a full weekend celebration. The weekend kicked off with golf for friends and family on Thursday, a tailgate at Keeneland on Friday followed by the rehearsal dinner, then the wedding on Saturday. All guests were invited Sunday morning for a brunch at the venue. “Our venue was so beautiful, so we were determined to have a tent with a clear top to see the beautiful trees around the farm,” Kelli said. “We had an open-air dance floor with string lights and luckily the crazy Kentucky weather cooperated, so we had the most perfect evening under the stars. Our entire wedding weekend was a dream, and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity and organization of my parents, Pam and Jim Hawkins.” The Williams agree that their wedding weekend went off without a hitch, but the only thing they missed were their four-legged friends. “Looking back, we wished we could have had our dogs at the wedding because they’re such a big part of our lives,” Andrew said. “But honestly, we have no regrets and there is nothing we would want to change from our big day.”

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Though 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 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

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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.kentuckypoud.com/weddings.


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INS P IRING R E N O V A T I O N S T R A N S F O R M ON E OF LE X INGTO N’S M OST D ESI R A B LE NE IGH BOR HOODS.

With its close proximity to downtown and the University of Kentucky, excellent schools and actively involved community members, Lansdowne is arguably one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Lexington. But while the district’s 1950’s and 60’s homes are appealing and well-constructed, many are in need of modern updates. Despite that, housing is a hot commodity in 40502. Even “fixer-uppers” sell the day they go on the market, and usually above asking price. And since the area has been established for decades, there is little room for new construction. For those looking to buy in Lansdowne, updates to the existing property are often necessary.

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Enter Derrick Whitaker of Creative Kitchen and Bath, who has been designing and decorating homes for decades. Whitaker has a degree in interior design and while he chooses to focus on kitchens and baths primarily, he is happy to help his clients in all aspects of home design. Whitaker has taken a keen interest in modernizing some of the homes within the Lansdowne neighborhood, including his own home! Whitaker’s partner Ted Schaffhauser is a stay-at-home parent to the couple’s five adopted children, whose ages range from four to seventeen. When it came time to decorate and design their home on Cloverdale Drive, they focused on a functional, familyfriendly look that has plenty of style at the same time.

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While the décor is peppered with a few amazing vintage finds, most of his new furniture is from Norwalk. “I have been working with them for over twenty years,” Whitaker said. “They are a great source for furniture and have an incredible wallpaper and accessories collection as well.” He tends to buy his decorative pieces from Thoroughbred Antique Gallery and Claiborne Antiques and he’s also a big fan of L.V. Harkness and Scout Antiques and Modern. The original quarter inch oak jest floors were hidden beneath wall to wall carpet. Whitaker recently redone in a provincial finish. The couple loves antique rugs and always works with The Rug Gallery in Brannon Crossing. For the windows, they used three and a half inch plantations shutters as well as custom fabric treatments throughout the home.

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Whitaker said his favorite part of this home is the kitchen, and aside from the design, he also supplied all the plumbing fixtures, tile and lighting. The family spends most of their time in this room, along with the adjoining sitting room and pool patio area. The extra-long marble countertop is a perfect example of beauty and function. It’s a natural gathering place for the family to eat breakfast or the kids to do homework. The hard wood floors add a touch of warmth and the backsplash, which is made from marble in varying colors, adds a touch of personality and luxury. The cabinets lining one side of the kitchen and around the island are painted a contrasting brown, a design choice that Whitaker has admired for a long time. One of his favorite kitchen features is the elevated dishwasher – no bending over required.

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From custom closets with lots of clever storage to an outdoor entertaining area with in-ground pool, there is so much to love about this house. While there’s always something to do (and with five children, something to repair or retouch), Whitaker believes that the home is an ideal fit for his family. “We are constantly changing and updating to meet our needs,” he said. “Our goal was to create a comfortable environment for the kids that everyone enjoys, and I think we’ve done that.”

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A little ways down the street is another home that Whitaker and his team helped to transform. In this case, the word “remodel� is a bit of an understatement. The home was taken down to the studs and completely rebuilt. Many Lansdowne homes have been occupied by original owners, and this one was no exception. In fact, the interior and exterior features were updated very little since it was built in 1959.

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The homeowners had been living in Lansdowne for some time, and were looking for a home in the neighborhood that met their changing needs. When they first looked at the property, they described it as a “time capsule” – the kitchen was straight out of the late 1950’s, complete with copper brown double wall ovens. The fireplace was made from glazed green tile. And the stairways were accented with floral wrought iron balconies painted white. The homeowners hired Whitaker to help them take their home into the 21st Century, trusting him with nearly every aspect of the building and designing process. Over the year-long rebuild, Whitaker served as the sole interior designer and project manager. The only exception was the in-ground pool, which was designed by landscape architect Rick Rushing. The process went smoothly for the most part – the only challenge was when the exterior brick began to fall off the house during the initial phases of the rebuild, forcing them to re-brick the entire home. In addition, a large amount of landscaping and trees were removed from the front of the house, allowing the carefully chosen exterior details to shine.

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When asked what makes this home work so well for their family, the homeowner mentioned that the open concept kitchen, living and dining area keep the whole family together. Since the couple loves nature and the outdoors, their taste is inspired by Restoration Hardware, Arhaus and classic botanical and Audubon prints. They love to entertain and designed the home with that in mind. The main living space flows seamlessly onto the covered porch with a wall of French doors, and the attic was removed, creating a beautiful pitched ceiling.

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The kids have bedrooms upstairs, along with a dedicated guest suite that was the original master bedroom. The first-floor addition allows the couple to have a beautiful master suite on the main floor. They both agree that this is their “forever home” and designed it so they can age in place. With unique chandeliers and a gorgeous color palette of muted grays and pure whites (they also used Sherwin Williams’ City Loft), the atmosphere is both luxurious and relaxing. “Working with Derrick was our favorite part of the process. He has a great eye,” they said.

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By being mindful of the homes, their age and the area, Whitaker makes it possible to take older Lansdowne homes and modernize them to meet today’s lifestyle expectations. His efforts are bringing new life (and happy new homeowners) to one of Lexington’s most celebrated areas. Said the homeowner, “I like to think that even though it is essentially a brand new house, it still fits into the architecture of the Lansdowne neighborhood.”

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“When we find the right house.”

The stars aligned in mid-May. A house they had inquired about—3330 Versailles Road, across from Calumet Farm— had new owners: John “Wick” Faust and Robert Easley Jr. The lifelong friends and business partners jumped at the opportunity to let several designers have their way with the 5,200-squarefoot Colonial. The purpose? To raise awareness and financial support for the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency mission: improving the quality of care for 5,500 residents of nursing home and long-term care facilities in Central Kentucky. With only four months to plan and organize the event (normal lead time is 8-12 months), Designer Showcase 2018 is set to open for a 17-day run September 21-October 7. “We see it as an opportunity to help a Lexington-based non-profit that a lot of people don’t know about,” Faust explains. “We also liked the idea of letting the public see the ‘other’ Clay house — the one built by a grandson of Henry Clay, Charles Donald Clay, in 1902. Thousands of people drive by the entrance every day, but few have been inside the gates to see an important piece of Lexington history.” Charles Donald Clay and his wife Mariah Pepper Clay built the original, much smaller structure in 1902 while Charles was still away serving in the military. The couple lived there until Charles’ death in 1935. Mariah sold the residence, which was known as the “White House,” to a man from Cincinnati shortly after her husband’s passing. Their family’s life on what eventually became part of Calumet Farm is described in Cautious Rebel: A Biography of Susan Clay Sawitzky by Clay family expert, Dr. Lindsay Apple of Georgetown. Dr. Apple will present more information about the house and its historical significance at a Designer Showcase Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 26.

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When they saw the house for the first time at Room Selection Night in mid-June, Showcase designers were impressed by the home’s potential. Within two weeks, every room and space was assigned and most had been measured by designers eager to get going on the project.

“Our parents were residents of Wesley Village for 5 years. Often someone from the agency would stop by just to say hello. It meant a lot to our parents and to our family,” Truitt said. “I’ve been participating since we did the Meadowthorpe Mansion in 1989. I never dreamed how personal the work of the agency would become.”

“The place was electric,” said Showcase design coordinator Dwayne Anderson of house by JSD Designs, recalling the atmosphere on Room Selection Night. “It’s a wonderful house. I could sense the excitement of the designers as they walked around trying to decide which rooms to put on their list of preferences. I knew right then that we had a winner.”

Ditto for Hupman. “My parents were in long-term care for almost two years before they passed. They were in the same room. It was so sweet,” Hupman recalled. “We were there almost every day to check on them, but there were lots of residents who never had a single visitor other than the ombudsman who served that facility. It was their only outside connection. The ombudsmen do a wonderful job.”

As design coordinator, Anderson got to choose the home’s color palette. He selected a floral design he used on another job. “It looks like Kentucky. It looks like Lexington. Classic and beautiful,” Anderson said. “Bottom line -- it’s southern, and that’s what this house is.” Although blue is the anchor color, there are 17 less prominent hues in the fabric that complement it. “Designers can interpret it in many different ways,” Anderson said. “One designer blew right past blue. She saw soft green and buttery yellow and went straight to that.” Anderson was mildly surprised when longtime showcaser Carolyn Threlkeld of Hubbuch & Co. texted a photo of the color for the walls in the sun room. “It’s a beautiful, unexpected interpretation,” Anderson said. “I would never have thought of it.”

The place was electric.” Every room will have at least one “wow” factor that guests will be photographing and talking about, he predicted. The mix of designers practically guarantees it. “We have a wide range of ages and years in the design business with this group,” he said. New faces include Benjamin Deaton Design, Arhaus, Pottery Barn, Market on National, and Metamorphosis Studios, all of Lexington, and Design Theory by Kristy Anderson of Danville, who participated in the 2012 showcase at Highland Hall as a designer for Interior Yardage. Of the returning favorites are Debra Hupman of Creative Kitchen & Bath and Sue Ann Truitt of L.V. Harkness, both of whom have a personal desire to help people in nursing homes.

Hupman’s participation dates back to the renovation of the Firebrook Mansion in 1991. “It was the opportunity to lend whatever I could to a great cause. It’s actually how I got to know a lot of designers in town. It’s been a win-win for me and for NHOA ever since,” she said. For the first time, Hupman has a co-designer for the kitchen, Jennifer Higgins of Metamorphosis Studios. “I’ve done the design and the cabinetry, and Jennifer is adding the furniture and the finishing touches,” Hupman said. This includes a custom range hood. “It’s a showstopper,” she added. The kitchen presented several challenges because of its size and layout. “We played around with a lot of different ideas,” she explained. “We ended up adding an island and putting in a beverage station, along with some other things. We tried to keep it clean and classic with a modern twist and a few traditional elements.” Not only did she stay within the original footprint, she also stayed within the budget Faust and Easley gave her. “We were under the gun from day one,” Easley said. “We had less than three months from design to installation, but Debra pulled it off. She created a gorgeous kitchen with almost every amenity a person could ask for.” “For most buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house, so it was critical to have a creative, practical design that would have broad appeal,” Faust continued. “Debra nailed it. I’m not going to say exactly how she nailed it. You’ll have to come and see that for yourself.” The centerpiece of a 16-acre residential development called The Silks of Lexington, the Showcase house is slated to go on the market Sept. 21, the day Designer Showcase 2018 opens. Three of the 13 building lots arranged in a horseshoe around it have sold. Faust and Easley are hopeful the event will get the word out about the gated community. TOPS Magazine | September 2018

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PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS FOR THE 2018 SHOWCASE Arhaus Bella Arti Benjamin Deaton Design Cabinets and Design Counter Culture Creative Kitchen and Bath Design Theory by Kristy Anderson Distinctive Faux Artistry Ethan Allen For Friends! Greentree Antiques house by JSD Designs Housewarmings Hubbuch & Co. Ivy Downs Interiors Landmark Landscaping Liberty Hill Antiques Liz Douglas Designs L.V. Harkness Market on National Metamorphosis Studios Mike Justice Landscaping Pottery Barn Regency Interiors Springhouse Gardens Suff ’s Furniture Zetta Wellman

CANOPY OF MATURE TREES SETS PROPERTY APART

With its canopy of mature trees and working fountains, the 16-acre setting offers a peaceful, serene escape. At the same time, it’s less than a mile from Blue Grass Field and Keeneland and a short drive to shopping and restaurants in Palomar Centre and Beaumont Centre.

“The first time I drove through here, I couldn’t believe my eyes. The trees alone are worth coming to see,” Faust said. Local lore has it that 50 or 60 years ago, the property owner and the owner of Hillenmeyer Nursery drew up a design to plant about 75 trees on the 16-acre side. They traveled around the U.S. and Canada gathering saplings that weren’t available locally at the time. Decades later, it’s clear they knew what they were doing. Landscape designer Troy Lyons agrees. “Trees can and should be treated as one of nature’s highest art forms,” he said. Participating in the Showcase for the first time, the owner of Landmark Landscaping works primarily in the commercial market but was attracted to the cause and wanted to help. “The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency is a charity that, while not glamorous, is hugely essential, especially given our aging demographic,” he said. One of four landscape designers lending their talents, Lyons will create his own showstopper in a grove of trees that connects the house to the pool house and carriage house. “We will transform this area into a sophisticated, yet organic transition zone, offering respite from a hot pool deck and the chaos of the day. Where better to partake in a glass of sweet tea than on a French country patio? Without giving away too much, we hope Showcase visitors will experience a little touch of the French countryside when they visit.”

The Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass, Inc. (NHOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to making life better for 5,500 residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in 17 counties in Central Kentucky. It is the only organization doing this work.

PHILANTHROPY

To make a tax-deductible gift, mail checks payable to NHOA to 3138 Custer Dr., Suite 110, Lexington, 40517 or make a gift online at ombuddy.org. Interested in being a Designer Showcase 2018 sponsor? Please contact susiedhillard@ombuddy.org or 859-277-9215. Sponsorships may be fulfilled over the next 10 months or by June 30, 2019.

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DATES TO KNOW

Designer Showcase 2018 is open for tours September 21st through October 7th, Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm and Sunday, 1-5pm and during the following Special Events, which are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted:

PREVIEW PARTY

September 20 | 6-9pm Be one of the first to tour the “White House” after its dramatic makeover! Admission to the poolside preview party is $60 per person. Make checks payable to NHOA and mail to 3138 Custer Dr., Lexington, 40517 or purchase online at www.ombuddy.org.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Tasting*

September 23 Tastings at 1:15pm, 2pm and 2:45pm $40.00/person includes home tour, apps by DaRae and Dean Phelps on the guitar. Reservations at www.ombuddy.org or 859-277-9215. *Limit 20 people per session

Craft Beer, Food and Live Music

September 25 | 5-8pm Bring your family and friends!

Lunch & Learn

September 26 | 12:30-1:30pm Learn from Dr. Lindsey Apple, author and expert on the “White House”. Lunch available from Bell on Wheels food truck.

Wine and Design

September 27 | 5-8pm $25/person includes Showcase House tour, wine and appetizers in the Carriage House as well as a pick the designers’ brains session.

Hemp Demonstration

September 30 | 1-4pm Enjoy a demonstration by Alyssa Erickson, Industrial Hemp Entrepreneur.

Monday Funday

October 1 | House tours 5-8pm Girls (and Guys) Night Out!

Lunch & Learn

October 3 | 12:30-1:30pm Fall Gardening with gardening expert Karen Angelucci. Lunch available from Bell on Wheels food truck 11am-2pm.

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Nursing Homes

October 7 | 2-3pm Presented by Sherry Culp, Kentucky State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Showcase House is available for group tours and meetings. Call 859-277-9215 or email designershowcase@ombuddy.org.

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hartland makeover

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KITCHEN CONCEPTS

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Clay Leavell President / Owner

Tell us about this project. This Hartland home was just like many others in the neighborhood: great location with mature trees and curb appeal but lacked an open floor plan, functionality and amenities of a new home. How did you help achieve your client’s vision? The clients left this remodel, design and product selections up to local designer Mary Lou Yeary, Conrad Construction and Kitchen Concepts. They did have a wish list that consisted of natural light, a dining room that would be used because of its location and a comfortable, open kitchen and butler pantry area that worked for family meals as well as entertaining. What is your favorite design element of the project? There are a number of favorites on this project but the items that set this project apart are the custom zinc hood with large brackets that

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accent the height of the room and a butler pantry that flanks the kitchen and appears to be a piece of furniture. What sets Kitchen Concepts apart from others in your industry? We are very open-minded and full of ideas. We work as a team and offer a variety of products to achieve the customer’s goals. What advice would you give a homeowner looking to renovate? I always advise every homeowner to do their homework prior to making a decision on a remodel. The key components of a remodel should be quality, price and time frame. Communication and setting expectations on these three items make for an enjoyable project for everyone.

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kitchen & dining remodel

859.327.3737 www.decdens.com/jsallee

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Jeanne Sallee Interior Designer / Owner

Tell us about this project. This project was a complete kitchen and dining remodel. The client wanted custom full-height walnut cabinets with a modern/mission style. They needed more storage and countertops. They also wanted to open the kitchen up to the adjoining family room for better flow when entertaining. The kitchen includes every soft close, storage, and pullout feature that was possible! Did you come across any challenges? The kitchen and dining room were only 12x12 each so we had small spaces to work with. What is the best part of your job? I believe Interior Design is really creating “art” we live in. I love creating something unique and beautiful that my clients can enjoy for years to come!

TRADEMARK CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, LLC 859.948.3845 Chris Palmerton Owner

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basement bar

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How did you help achieve your client’s vision? The customer wanted all the amentities of the kitchen in their basement without the kitchenette feel, so we first gave them a basic design and had a few question/answer meetings before we started the project to address their needs. What is your favorite design element of the project? The wall board behind the shelves with glass shelving and lighting in the top of the cabinets really is a nice touch.

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What advice would you give a homeowner looking to renovate? We strive to meet the customers needs, timeline and budget without taking any shortcuts. It’s important to feel confident that your contractor can meet these expectations, so it’s critical to do your research and get mulitple bids.

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galley kitchen makeover

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Tell us about this project. This kitchen had all of the original finishes from the 1978 installation. The walkway was narrow, the cabinets were not accommodating to modern living, and the Megan Hall, Liz Toombs and Erika Wilhelmi finishes were dark and Certified Interior Decorators dated. How did you help achieve your client’s vision? We chose light and bright finishes, added updated features such as granite countertops and LVT flooring, raised the ceiling and replaced old fluorescent lighting with can lights. We also cut out half of the wall between the dining room and kitchen in an effort to marry the two spaces. Doing so allows the countertop to be used as a serving area for dinner parties.

Did you come across any challenges? This house is a patio home, so some of the neighbor’s electrical wires ran through the attic of this house. When we opened up the ceiling to raise it, we discovered that not all of the wires ran through the trusses like they should. So, the electricians had to shut down power to 4 consecutive units one afternoon and re-work the wiring to accommodate the higher ceiling. What advice would you give a home owner looking to renovate? Be patient. Rome was not built in a day, and every project has its own set of challenges. Expect some bumps along the way and rely on your team of experts to guide you through the process.

What is your favorite design element of the project? The granite is the piece that ties the whole space together.

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aurora avenue project

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Tell us about this project. The Aurora Ave project is a 1930’s bungalow in the popular Kenwick neighborhood. To keep up with today’s lifestyle, we wanted to get rid of the smaller rooms and expand the living space to create a layout that provided the most function. How did you help achieve your client’s vision? The homeowner wanted the new addition to look as though it was original. To preserve the time period, our talented carpenters created custom pieces, such as built-ins around the antique mantel. In the existing kitchen, there was an old chimney chase that had been plastered over. While our client loved the idea of having it exposed, the condition of the piece did not allow for that plan, giving our design team a chance to shine by applying a wood mold veneer brick over the plaster. This material is fantastic because it is made to resemble old weathered brick making it feel as though it’s been there forever. Did you come across any challenges? When pulling up the kitchen floor it was discovered that there wasn’t an actual sub-floor. This created quite the problem when toothing in the existing floor to the addition. Our lead carpenter on the project 120

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was able to create a solution leaving the existing floor more stable, safe and level. What is your favorite design element of the project? The replicated arched opening between the kitchen and new living room addition is our favorite design element of this project, because it allowed us to match the existing arch in the front of the house. It gives the feel of being open-concept without feeling like one big room. Everything flows so nicely, you would have never known that the space was added on. What is the best part of your job? Working within the community you grew up in is truly a pleasure. The best thing about Lexington and the surrounding areas is the people and its history. Taking aged homes and turning them into something fresh and current while respecting the original design. Each project is a story; turning a few Pinterest images from a client’s tablet into a space that will make an imprint on their lives. That’s what’s most satisfying… watching all the hard work pay off with truly satisfied clients enjoying their newly remodeled spaces. SPONSORED CONTENT


living room refresh

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REGENCY INTERIORS BY GAIL MOSES 859.266.0699 regencyinteriorslex.com Gail Moses Interior Designer / Owner

What services does your company provide? We are an experienced, full service residential and commercial interior design firm, offering sevices for any interior needs from something as simple as window treatments to designing the interior of a home or building under construction. Tell us about this project? My job was to execute the owner’s vision for an urban lifestyle in the downtown area. From the street the facade presents a very simple historic townhouse and his desire was for me to create a New York penthouse decor. We retained the original wood plank floors, exposed brick and wood beams in other areas of the home so the contemporary along with the old features from days past creates a stimulating contrast. The contemporary chandeliers were the finishing touch to create that WOW factor. What advice would you give a homeowner looking to renovate? Seek design professional help and work with an experienced professional to help avoid costly mistakes! A designer knows products and materials and should get you the best value for your money.

NATURE’S EXPRESSIONS 859.885.0015 kentuckybackyard.com Dave Miller, Wendy McAllister, and Ken Owen NE Team

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outdoor family time

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How did you help achieve your client’s vision for this outdoor living space? We were able to create a cohesive environment that’s both beautiful, and livable so the family can enjoy the space together. The clients were thrilled with the result, including privacy for the pool, jump rock for the kids and landscape lighting for dad. Did you come across any challenges? Relocation of septic lines to accommodate pool placement and adding increased electric service were the two main construction challenges.

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What sets your company apart from others in your industry? Nature’s Expressions has many in-house trades. We have pool builders, machine operators, carpenters, masons, and skilled horticulturalists. Our design team engages with the construction supervisors giving them confidence to implement the project in a way that’s consistent with what the client envisioned. TOPS Magazine | September 2018

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cabinet update

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SL DESIGNS INC.

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859.808.0054 kitchencabinetssky.com

Scott Lewis President / Owner

Tell us about this project. This was a full kitchen remodel by Nick Keitz of Keitz Construction, in collaboration with Mary Lou Yeary of Gallery Interiors, Jennifer Clifton of Quality Stone Countertops for the Granite as well as SL Designs for cabinetry. How did you help achieve your client’s vision? Communication is always key to getting good results; it’s imperative to listen to your clients. Did you come across any challenges? Yes we had to add a column in the kitchen we had to work around

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from the removal of multiple walls, but we came up with a great solution of incorporating it into the island. What is your favorite element of the project? I love the flow of the space and that it is functional for multiple people to be working in the kitchen at the same time. What is the best part of your job? Client response—Seeing how much people love their new spaces after the job is completed is incredibly satisfying.

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HOUSE 859.523.3933 houseinlex.com j. stuart hurt Interior Designer

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70’s remix

Describe what this kitchen was like before. The original 1978 kitchen needed a complete overhaul. The homeowners love to cook and entertain. An open design, with defined areas was key, so we moved a few walls, proposed a new layout and dove right in! The homeowner’s favorite part of the new space is the 11-foot island that flows into an intimate seating area, making conversation easy. Did you come across any challenges? Moving the walls meant structural changes, which lenghthened the timeframe, but ultimately, we achieved the desired result. Patience is key when remodeling a home. What sets House apart from other businesses in your industry? We are a complete source for all design needs. From selecting the ideal paint color to placing the perfect accessory to remodeling an entire home, we can pinpoint and achieve the best result for any style.

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Engage Upholstered Armchair Target

Cortina Axo Bowl Set Wolfum

Color Catalog

Life is Good

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on’t you just love it when the name says it all? Behr’s “Life is Good” is a bright, sunny orange-yellow that offers a subtle exhuberance to any space it occupies without being too overwhelming. This intriguing, thrilling shade falls somewhere between a juicy cantaloupe and the bright gold of a sunset. With its uplifting spirit, Life is Good would be perfect for any space where you want to feel inspired and energetic. It would also be an interesting choice for a bathroom: this zesty hue would definitely add a little pep to your morning routine! Life is Gold is a color that looks gorgeous next to bold world prints, so don’t be shy. Pair it with earthy shades or jewel tones. 24 Karat offers a warm grounding for this peppy yellow while Mystic Turquoise and Tibetan Orange add some powerful visual interest.

Terracotta Olio Vase Pier 1

Akina Area Rug Market on National

Cactus Silk Moroccan Sabra Accent Pillow Berber Wares

Pair with:

Actual colors may vary from this printed representation. 24 Karat

Mystic Turquoise

Tibetan Orange

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uper Mom Chelsea Monaghan says that her son, Landon, is her biggest inspiration and hearing him say, “I love you, Mommy,” is the greatest gift.

“Landon inspires me as a single mother to never give up, no matter what life throws my way. I want to be the best role model to him, so that he always knows he can do anything he sets his mind to,” she says. Chelsea and Landon are residents of One Parent Scholar House, a program for single parents. The goal of the One Parent Scholar House is to help single parents and their young children develop the educational and family skills needed to be self-sufficient. A comprehensive program, which includes housing, child care, counseling, workshops, support from neighbors and staff, and special activities, One Parent Scholar House encourages parenting, problem solving and work skills to better the family. “Being a single parent is very hard,” Chelsea says. “My family and friends help when they can, which I’m truly grateful for, but the One Parent Scholar House program has helped me with my success.” Chelsea is a cosmetologist and plans everything around her work schedule and Landon’s daycare schedule, which is through the One Parent Scholar House. Chelsea explains that she is always on the go, so it is important that she keeps a schedules. “If I manage to achieve everything on my agenda for that day, I consider it a success. But... there will always be days when I run into things I can’t predict, so being able to deal with the unpredictable is what makes me feel like a super mom.” Prioritizing time with family is very important to Chelsea. In their freetime, Chelsea and Landon like to go swimming, play outside and enjoy reading books together or practicing his flashcards. Sundays, however, are dedicated to Chelsea’s family, who always host a Sunday dinner. As Chelsea and Landon continue their success in the One Parent Scholar House program, they are sharpening their skill sets to learn, work and live on their own. Parents at One Parent Scholar House fulfill academic or vocational training coursework as full-time students, while their children attend the One Parent Scholar House Child Development Center, which enrolls children from 6-weeks to 4-years-old.

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“As each family succeeds and leaves our facility, another family moves in and begins to benefit from our uniquely integrated and comprehensive program,” says Mirsada Simic, program director for the Hope Center & One Parent Scholar House. “We strive to empower single parents.” While being a single and working parent has its challenges, Chelsea says that motherhood has been her greatest achievement in life. “I love being a mother and I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” she says. “If I’ve learned anything about being a mom, having patience and never giving up along the way. I also think it’s important to remember that things always work out for the best in the end.”

To learn more about the One Parent Scholar House program, please visit oneparentscholarhouse.org.

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Preventing Rabies

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abies is a preventable, but deadly virus transmitted from the saliva of an infected animal to another being. A vast majority of the world’s rabies cases result from the bite of an infected dog. However, other infected mammals including, but not limited to cats, foxes, horses, raccoons, skunks, and bats can transmit the disease. In 2015, Kentucky recorded 11 cases of rabid animals of which included seven bats and two raccoons. The remaining two cases included a dog and horse. Even though vaccination has virtually eliminated the canine rabies variant virus in the United States, approximately 59,000 people per year die from rabies throughout the world. This statistic equates to one death every nine minutes making it a world-health concern. Additionally, 40,000 Americans per year require post-exposure rabies prophylaxis shots after contact with a potentially rabid animal. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Global Alliance for Rabies Control established World Rabies Day. This is a day of global health observance intended to raise community awareness through education and events, unite partners in prevention, and highlight progress toward the goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030. These agencies selected September 28 as World Rabies Day to honor the memory of French microbiologist, chemist, and developer of the first rabies vaccine, Louis Pasteur.

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Erica Radhakrishnan Hospital Administrator, BVS

Despite the positive statistics in our country, pet owners and outdoor enthusiasts should remain vigilant about doing everything they can to protect themselves and the greater community from rabies. Kentucky state law requires all cat, dog, and ferret owners to vaccinate their pets at the age of four months and again 12 months later. Pet owners are required to keep their animals’ rabies vaccinations current as certified by a veterinarian. Additionally, the law states that “any person with feral cats on his/her premises shall make a reasonable effort to capture or vaccinate the cats.” For safety reasons, this may require the assistance of animal control or other trained professionals. If you enjoy the outdoors, be sure to avoid contact with wildlife and unfamiliar animals. It is essential to alert local animal control agencies if you witness an animal with any of the following symptoms: an appearance of general sickness, difficulty swallowing, excessive salivation or drooling, biting at everything, troublye moving or paralysis, or an animal that is tamer than expected. These could be signs of a rabid animal or other condition that warrants immediate medical attention by a trained professional. Although the statistics that a rabid wild animal may bite your pet are low, it is still a possibility. Therefore, be sure to supervise your pets when outside. Lastly, teach your children to refrain from handling wildlife or animals unfamiliar to them.


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Cuisine Eats & Entertainment

Skinny Baked Burrito

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Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25-30 minutes

Cuisine

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound fat-free ground turkey 1 onion, diced ½ teaspoon cumin ¼ teaspoon chili powder 1 (8.8-ounce) pouch Uncle Ben’s® Ready Rice Spanish-Style Rice 1 (15-ounce) can reduced sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed 8 low-carb, high-fiber tortillas 1 (10-ounce) can mild green chile enchilada sauce ½ cup reduced-fat Mexican shredded cheese

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 13x9-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, turkey and onions and cook until the turkey is cooked and the onions are soft, 8-10 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and season the turkey with the cumin and chili powder. Microwave the rice according to package directions and add it to the skillet, along with the beans. Stir together and turn off the heat. Fill ¾ cup of the burrito filling along one side of each tortilla and fold the ends in and over on themselves. Place the burritos seam-side down in the prepared casserole dish. Pour the enchilada sauce evenly on top of the burritos and cover in the cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and they are heated through. Serve with optional toppings as desired.

NUTRITION FACTS Yield: 8 servings | Nutrition Facts based on 1 burrito Calories: 275

Sodium: 792mg

Calories from fat: 64

Carbohydrates: 39g

Fat: 7g

Fiber: 15g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sugar: 3g

Cholesterol: 35mg

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TOP Dining

Worth Drive the

By Amanda Harper

Addie’s at Woodford Inn Located on the first floor of the historic Woodford Inn, Addie’s dishes up homemade tastes and local flair that feels like coming home to a little country gem. Don’t miss their take on a Hot Brown or their 16-hour marinated and dry rubbed Pork Chop entrée. Top it all off with their Bread Pudding (smothered with a rich, sweet bourbon sauce) for a true Woodford experience! 140 Park St. | Versailles | 859.873.5600 | addiesky.com

The Glitz Restaurant at Irish Acres Ready for a meal that is truly an experience? Housed inside a 32,000 sq.ft. antique gallery, The Glitz offers seasonal fare (served on antique dishware) from a fixed menu that changes every three weeks. The décor is wonderfully over-the-top, with glitter, baubles, fairy lights and fun details for everyone to take in and delight over. 4205 Fords Mill Rd. | Versailles | 859.873.6956 | irishacresgallery.com

Heirloom Midway is a charming little town. While you’re visiting, don’t miss Heirloom, which takes its name from both the heritage ingredients they use and the many antique shops you’ll find along Main Street. The menu changes frequently as ingredients become available, so each experience is special. Past menus have included Border Spring Lamb Medallions and a lovely ratatouille with local vegetables. 125 E. Main St. | Midway | 859.846.5565 | heirloommidway.com

Rodney’s on Broadway A romantic dinner in a beautiful, historic home awaits at Rodney’s. The intimate, inviting setting is perfect for date nights. Choose from their impressive wine list and toast over their beautiful Ruby Red Trout or show stopping Delmonico Cut Rib-Eye. 222 N. Broadway | Georgetown | 502.868.7637 | rodneysonbroadway.com

Napa Prime Burgers + Seafood Handcrafted burgers and delicious, fresh seafood are what sets Napa Prime apart, with Lobster & Shrimp Pasta served right alongside their Spinach Bacon Gorgonzola Burger. It’s an unlikely concept that strikes the perfect balance between a wine bar and new American eatery. They also offer great small plates for groups to share over drinks. Look out for their new location in Lexington opening this fall! 508 Lexington Rd. | Versailles | 859.873.0600 | napaburgerbar.com

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Call Kentucky Eagle at (859) 252-3434 or visit us at kyeagle.net for information about these and other premium beers, wines and spirits!


WINE & BEER OF THE MONTH

Copa Di Vino

PREMIUM WINE BY THE GLASS

Family-owned and operated in Oregon

Copa Di Vino, or wine by the glass, is the brilliantly simple idea of bottling premium wine directly into a glass. Wine lovers can now drink delicious, quality wine from an attractive, eco-friendly, singleserving container.

Copa Di Vino has the look and feel of glass, but is made of 100% recyclable plastic. This makes it perfect for all occasions where carrying a bottle of wine, a corkscrew and an extra glass is not convenient.

Available in Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Riesling.

September Celebrations Spaten

OKTOBERFEST Marzen/Oktoberfest • ABV 5.9%

t is officially “that” time of year: the air begins to get cooler, bonfires, tailgating and football. The best part of all of that is fall beers begin to hit the shelves! Spaten Oktoberfest is always a go to fall beer, after all it is the very first Oktoberfest beer in the world! Hard to go wrong with the original! Spaten has been brewing beer in the traditional German style since 1397, the brewery has been in the same location since 1854 and they have been sending us here in North America beer since 1909, that’s an amazing stat line. Obviously with that history they are making some incredible beers. A perennial favorite is their Oktoberfest, it pours a medium amber color with a beautiful creamy white head that beautifully laces the glass with each drink. The pour gives off the pleasing scent of big roasted malt, the flavor upfront is malty with a bit of caramel sweetness that’s just sweet enough to nicely subdue the classic spiciness from traditional German hops. This beer is fall in a bottle!


Eats & Entertainment

HALL OF

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By Larry Vaught | VaughtsViews.com

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hen Jacob Tamme was pretending to be other great players when he was in his backyard playing sports, he was never a NBA or NFL player. No, Tamme was always pretending to be a University of Kentucky star — someone like Tim Couch, Craig Yeast, Tony Delk, Jeff Sheppard or Jamal Mashburn. “Those were the guys I idolized. I switched my favorite UK player every year,” said Tamme, a former all-SEC tight end at UK. “Now to think that kids playing in their backyards the last 15 years may have been pretending to be me is really a cool thought.” The Boyle County native will be inducted in the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 21-22 along with basketball player Anthony Davis, golfer Russ Cochran, tennis player Eric Quigley, basketball player Victoria Dunlap and tennis coach Dennis Emery. Tamme played on four straight state championship teams at Boyle County. At UK, he finished his UK career in 2007 with 133 catches for 1,417 yards (most ever by a UK tight end) and 11 touchdowns. He had 56 catches for 619 yards and six scores as a senior when he earned All-America honors. He went on to play nine years in the NFL with Indianapolis, Denver and Atlanta and each team reached the Super Bowl.

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“It’s such an honor so relatively soon after having finished my career to be awarded an accolade like this. It’s just special for so many reasons,” Tamme said about the Hall of Fame selection. “I had not spent a lot of time thinking about it really. It did surprise me a little bit when I found out.”

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Tamme cannot pick out a “favorite” memory from his UK days. He thinks back to the 2006 win over Georgia where fans stormed the field and he cried as he celebrated with them. There were the dramatic wins in 2007 over Louisville and LSU, the eventual national champion. “I go back and forth on a favorite moment. A lot of times I say Georgia because we knew what that game meant. It was the first time for us to get over a big hurdle like that. We knew we could play better than we had and that win was the first time

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It’s such an honor so relatively soon after having finished my career to be awarded an accolade like this.” the fan base really started believing in us,” Tamme said. “I had been part of that fan base growing up and and knew all about the football team’s struggle. I wanted the fans to believe in us and I knew beating Georgia started something pretty special. “We knocked off Louisville, a top 10 team (in 2007). No one thought we could beat them and then we beat a team (LSU) in overtime that won the national championship in dramatic fashion. Fans were all over the field. I’ll never forget that. Three crowd rushes makes for a pretty neat deal.” Not that he didn’t have some moments that “stung” when he played and they still do. None hurt more than the four-overtime, 52-50 loss to Tennessee in 2007 when the Cats missed a 35-yard field goal in the first overtime that would have won the game. “Beating Tennessee had been one of my dreams since I was a kid,” Tamme said. “I wanted that win so bad. Personally, it was devastating to me. It took everything I had to recoup and get ready for the bowl game. It was heartbreaking but at least we won the bowl game (against Florida State) to end on a high note.”


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EQUINE update

38TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE September 7-9 Downtown Georgetown, KY

Situated in the heart of horse country, the city of Georgetown celebrates their equine heritage each year with the Festival of the Horse. This three-day event includes a carnival, live music, food and craft vendors, an equestrian-themed parade, a horse show, a Firemen’s Chili Cook-off and more. For more information, visit FestivalOf TheHorse.org.

HIGH HOPE STEEPLECHASE

High Hope Steeplechase Photo by Woody Phillips By Jen Roytz

NEW VOCATIONS CHARITY THOROUGHBRED SHOW & T.I.P. CHAMPIONSHIPS September 7-9 Kentucky Horse Park

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is holding its 4th annual all-Thoroughbred horse show at the Kentucky Horse Park in the Hunter/Jumper complex and Rolex Stadium. Watch as retired racehorses show off their second career skills in jumping, dressage, Western pleasure and more. On Sunday, horses and riders will compete for $25,000 in prize money and championship honors in hunter, jumper, Western pleasure and dressage divisions. For more information, visit NewVocations.org.

September 23 Kentucky Horse Park

This year is the 50th anniversary of the historic High Hope Steeplechase. This one-day, family-friendly race meet features turf racing over jumps and on the flat, as well as sidesaddle and pony exhibition races, as well as a stick horse race for children. Spectators can choose to purchase a tailgating spot next to the track, buy seats or tables in one of the VIP or corporate tents, reserve a lawn box for 8 people or simply enjoy the day via general admission. Learn more at HighHopeSteeplechase.com.

RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT’S $100,000 THOROUGHBRED MAKEOVER AND NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM October 4-7 Kentucky Horse Park

The Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover is the largest and most lucrative competition for recently retired racehorses. Watch as horses with less than a year of retraining since their retirement from racing compete in everything from jumping, dressage and eventing to polo, ranch work, trail riding and more. Preliminary competition is on Thursday and Friday, with the championship classes on Saturday. On Sunday, watch the “Makeover Masterclass,” where several celebrity trainers will talk with the audience as they work with a newly-retired racehorse for the first time. For more information, go to TBMakeover.org.

SPECIAL TOURS OF CLAIBORNE FARM BROODMARE DIVISION October 5, 12 and 19 Claiborne Farm

Claiborne Farm’s famed broodmare division will be opened to visitors by appointment this October, with tours featuring the broodmare Sabbatical and her colt by Tour of Duty, whose arrival into the world was featured on the National Museum of Racing’s popular Foal Patrol live cam foaling season series. Tours are $40 each and each guest will receive a keepsake souvenir. Proceeds from the tours will benefit the Man O’ War Project, which studies the impact of equine therapy on veterans recovering from PTSD. Learn more at VisitHorseCountry.com or call 859-963-1004.

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TOPS AUGUST PREVIEW PARTY

JENNIFER AND AVA MILLER

Hilary J. Boone Tennis Courts at UK | August 1 topsinlex.com Photos by Ruth Weinstock

SUSAN NEIL

CHRIS BRYANT

LAURALEE CRAIN ESTILL AND NATHAN DICKERSON

JESSE CAYLOR

JEANNIE GUSKEY

MEGAN WALSEN, TOMMY & MALLORY SIKES

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SAVANNAH BLANK AND ABI FELIX


TED & LORIE CORMAN

HOLLY & JOHN REYNOLDS

MARCUS & CAMILE TURNER

HEATHER & GREG SCHELLER

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AMERICAN RED CROSS

DISASTER BLASTER Talon Winery | July 27 redcross.org Photos by Rob Bolson

KATHY PLOMIN, JOE NALLIA AND TAWANDA OWSLEY

LYNNE WASHBISH AND FRAN MEDLEY LAUREN MINK AND SAMANTHA ELDER

RHONDA LOVE, PRICILLA JOHNSON AND DARYL LOVE

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LIZ TOOMBS AND LINDSAY HUGHES THURSTON

ZANE HILTON, GRAYSON JENKINS AND TYLER YOUNG


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LEXARTS

VIP CAMPAIGN FINALE Lexington Courthouse | August 2 learts.org Photos by Ken Parks

BRENT BRUNER, SUSANA VERNI, MICHAEL NEUREITHER AND LESLEY THOMAS

NAN PLUMMER AND JOHN CIOCI MELANIE SIMPSON AND VICKI BAIN

MADONNA TURNER AND MARY QUINN RAMER

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MAURY SPARROW AND CRAIG WAHLGREN

ASTARRE GUDINO, HEATHER LYONS AND STEVE GROSSMAN


WILL & MARY CATHERINE JONES

DEBBIE COLEMAN AND KATHERINE DALTON

WAYNE & SUSAN MASTERMAN

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KENTUCKY BANK

TENNIS

CHAMPIONSHIPS Hilary J. Boone Tennis Courts at UK | July 30 - August 5 leingtonchallenger.com Photos by Tiffany Combs, Danny Pendleton and Woody Phillips

BENNETT PRICHARD AND SHANNON SAUNIER

MARY HEILBRON, QUIN BROADBENT, LOUIS PRICHARD AND TOM HEILBRON

ASIA MUHAMMED

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MARTIN & KARA PRICHARD

CHARLES MATTHEWS AND JULIA HUTCHENS

BRENDA BRAGONIER, SUZANNE & JIM ELLIOTT

SCARLETT HALEY AND MATT WALLING


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LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AREA

MINORITY BUSINESS EXPO

CECE THOMAS

Lexington Convention Center | August 3 lexingtonmbe.com Photos by Ruth Weinstock

EBONI EDWARDS

TIANA CLARK AND SABRYNN WRIGHT

LAUREN GUMM, TYRONE TYRA AND AMY CARRINGTON STOUT

MINIKA THOMPSON-CAISE MARCELLUS BARKSDALE AND ELLEN BOWMAN

BECKY A. DAVIS, GEORGE BROWN, SHERITA MILLER, ASHLEY DANIEL BELL, PAT TATUM, JANET BEARD, MARILYN CLARK AND ANTHONY L. WRIGHT

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DESTIN GEORGE AND SHARON BELL


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5TH ANNUAL

BURGERS, BOURBON & BEER

Malone’s Prime Events & Receptions | August 17 Benefiting Arbor Youth Services arborky.org Photos by Keni Parks

VANESSA GROSSL, JOSH MCCURN, WILL & LIBBY MESSER

TIM BURCHAM, LORI CLEMONS AND PHILLIP MARCUM

ERIC HALEY, JOHN TACKETT AND ADRIAN WALLACE

ANN & WILLIAM BOONE, DERRICK & ARCHNA JOHNSON

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JAIME SAYRE & JOE KAWAJA


ERIKA AND ARDEN GOODMAN

JENNIFER DOUG MYNEAR

PJ ELDER AND SUZANNE BAYS

RILEY MCINTOSH AND HEATHER LEWIS

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FAYETTE COUNTY FARM BUREAU

FIELD TO TABLE DINNER Historic Lexington Courthouse | August 10 fayettecofarmbureau.com Photos by Ron Morrow

BILLY VAN PELT AND LIBBY JONES

SAM ROCK

MELISSA JACKSON

KIM & BILL FARMER, COLE ARIMES

MARK JENSEN

CARRIE MCINTOSH AND COURTNEY TAGGART

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MAKALA HATZMAN AND KOLT BITZER

TOA GREEN AND ERIN SALOMON


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PICNIC WITH THE POPS Keeneland | August 18-19 lexpops.com Photos by Woody Phillips

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AN EVENING IN A MAGIC GARDEN

JULIE QUICK

The Apiary | August 24 shrinenet.org Photos by Woody Phillips

CATHERINE & ERIC SAUVAGE

CLAIRE & RYAN MUCHOW

KAREN HARBIN, SEBASTIAN GIBSON AND MEGAN LINCAVAGE

KAREN & TODD ZIEGLER

KATHY & SCOTT RILEY

LESLEY & HENRY IWINSKI

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SCOTT AND PERRY CATE FOSTER, VISH TALWALKAR

JOSH FLETCHER AND ABBY VAUGHN


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AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

SUMMER WINE DOWN Talon Winery | August 24 diabetes.org Photos by Rob Bolson

GD HIERONYMUS

SHERRY ADKINS AND KIRSTEN ROWLAND

SHAUN KEYS

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ANDY SHEA AND MIKE RUNYON

VALETTA BROWNE, MELISSA DICKEY AND MILLIE DEE STEVENS

DOMINIQUE NEEL

DAVID LESTER


KISS SUMMER GOODBYE AND GET READY TO PUCKER UP FOR A CURE

APRIL PRATHER AND DOMINIQUE WRIGHT

ROB DENSMORE AND LISA BELLAFATO

AMANDA AND ELIN THOMAS

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A NIGHT FOR THE NEST Normandy Farm | August 25 thenestlexington.com Photos by Ron Morrow

LISSA KELLER JEFFREY A. WHITE AND JULES POLK

SAUNDA & TIMOTHY COLEMAN

WES & ANN MURRY

HUNTER HICKMAN & REWA ZAKHARIA

STEVE & MICHELLE ST. ANGELO AND PATTY BREEZE

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MARTHA LAYNE COLLINS


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A NIGHT FOR THE NEST Normandy Farm | August 25 thenestlexington.com Photos by Ron Morrow

DUANE & CONNIE GUILFOIL

KARRIE DETORRES AND MARQUETTA BROWN

MARC & BECKY RAY

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TONY TWITCH & BONNIE TAYLOR LONGO

LARRY & LUCY VANMETER


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PROJECT PINK THE RUNWAY Embassy Suites Hotel | August 25 pearlsofserviceky.org Photos by Paul Atikinson RHONDA LOVE

SHERELLE ROBERTS-PIERRE

BRENDA CARTER

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EVELYN MOORE

TWANJUA JONES

SHELBY STRODE

DEBORAH J. GARR

SARAH GAINES

RODNEY JACKSON AND DARYL LOVE

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SEPTEMBER 6

UK School of Music on Parade

Marvel Universe Live!

7:30pm Singletary Center

7pm Rupp Arena

SEPTEMBER 8

Here Come the Mummies

Marvel Universe Live!

7pm Manchester Music Hall

1pm & 5pm Rupp Arena

SEPTEMBER 7

Doggie Paddle

Marvel Universe Live!

9am Woodland Aquatic Center

7pm Rupp Arena

Roots & Heritage Festival

A Summer Soirée 7pm Mane on Main

Les Tigres del Notre 8pm Lexington Center

Roots & Heritage Festival The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

Party on the Barn Back Porch

The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

LexCon Swaptember 10am-6pm Heritage Hall

Waveland Art Fair 10am-5pm Waveland

Three Dog Night 7:30pm EKU Center for the Arts

8pm The Summit

Lexington Habitat for Humanity 30th Anniversary

The Night Market

2pm Martin Luther King Park

6pm-10pm 700 Block of Bryan Avenue


BGO 10th Birthday Fundraiser Celebration 6:30pm 21c Hotel Museum Lexington

McDazzle Red Tie Gala 6pm Hilton Downtown

CASA 5K Superhero Run

SEPTEMBER 13 Dining Out for Life 2018 DineOutLex.com Gather with your friends and family and enjoy a meal at participating locations. 25% of your meal and drinks will be donated to use for the fight to end HIV.

7am Kentucky Horse Park

Howard Levy & Chris Siebold

SEPTEMBER 9

7:30pm Singletary Center

1pm Rupp Arena

The Play That Goes Wrong

Marvel Universe Live!

Bluegrass Autism Walk 2pm Kroger Field

Roots & Heritage Festival The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

SEPTEMBER 14

The Scarefest 4pm-9pm Lexington Convention Center

SEPTEMBER 15 Bluegrass Baby Expo

6pm-10pm Jefferson Street

Festival Latino de Lexington

Feed the Soul: Kelle Jolly

4pm-8pm Moondance Amphitheater

The Play That Goes Wrong 8pm Lexington Opera House

The Scarefest 11am-9pm Lexington Convention Center

SEPTEMBER 16

Special Olympics Kentucky State Equestrian Competition 7am-5pm Kentucky Horse Park

8pm Lexington Opera House

SEPTEMBER 12 Jefferson Street Soirée

Moon Festival Celebration

10am-3pm Lexington Center

Downtown

The Scarefest 11am-4pm Lexington Convention Center

SEPTEMBER 17

LHSC Sol & Glow Charity Golf Event 12pm-10pm Spring Valley Golf Club

SEPTEMBER 19

Justin Timberlake: Man of the Woods Tour 7:30pm Rupp Arena

11:30am The Lyric Theatre

Due to the changing nature of events, please contact hosting organizations before attending any event. Thanks for understanding if our information is out of date!


CALENDAR // SEPT-OCT SEPTEMBER 20

Cyber Security & Technology Conference 2018 8:30am-4:30pm Distillery Square

Meet & Greet Mayoral Candidates 6pm LexArts Get to know the candidates for Lexington Mayor with the Blue Grass Community Foundation, Stites & Harbison and CRM Companies. A networking opportunity will follow at Belle's Cocktail House immediately after.

SEPTEMBER 21 Designer Showcase 2018

10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road Twenty-five interior and landscape designers join forces to transform the 5,200-square-foot Colonial where Charles Donald Clay, a grandson of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay, and his wife Mariah Pepper Clay once lived, benefiting the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass.

REIMAGINE

Kentucky Horse Park 40th Anniversary Family Fun Night 5pm-8pm Kentucky Horse Park

SEPTEMBER 22 Bad Bunny

8pm Rupp Arena

Designer Showcase 2018 10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

SEPTEMBER 23 High Hope Steeplechase

11am Kentucky Horse Park This year marks the fiftieth running of the High Hope Steeplechase! Enjoy tailgating and a day of fun that carries on the horse racing tradition started by the Ky Steeplechase Association.

Designer Showcase 2018 1pm-5pm 3330 Versailles Road

SEPTEMBER 25

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra 7pm Lexington Opera House

Designer Showcase 2018 10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

SEPTEMBER 26 Designer Showcase 2018

10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

SEPTEMBER 27 Designer Showcase 2018

10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

Iluminate 7:30pm EKU Center for the Arts

SEPTEMBER 28

50 Shades of Pain Masquerade Ball

5pm-8pm Pam Miller Downtown Art Center

SEPTEMBER 24 Designer Showcase 2018

Party on the Barn Back Porch

Designer Showcase 2018

10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

10am-4pm 3330 Versailles Road

8pm The Summit

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8pm 101 N. Eagle Creek Drive


Battle in the Saddle 7pm Kentucky Horse Park The Battle in the Saddle is an equestrian event in which teams of amateur riders are matched with celebrity guest riders in a contest to see which team can pen a group of cattle in the quickest time. All event proceeds benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

A Raisin in the Sun 7:30pm The Lyric Theatre

SEPTEMBER 29 Craft Brew Hop/Tagabrew

3:30pm-7:30pm Lexington

NGA Pro/Am Bluegrass Bodybuilding 11am & 4pm Lexington Center

A Raisin in the Sun 7:30pm The Lyric Theatre

SEPTEMBER 30 Dwight Yoakam

7:30pm EKU Center for the Arts

Pickin’ in Pink Real Men Wear Pink Reveal Party 12pm-6pm The Burl Enjoy a VIP raffle and live music featuring Donnie Bowling, Grayson Jenkins, Laid Back Country Picker and Brother Smith. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. See the Real Men Wear Pink candidates revealed!

A Raisin in the Sun 3pm The Lyric Theatre

OCTOBER 2

Biplane Rides with Rob Lock 10am-5pm Aviation Museum of Kentucky

OCTOBER 4

The Thoroughbred Makeover Kentucky Horse Park The Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, created the Thoroughbred Makeover to showcase the trainability and talent of off-track Thoroughbreds. The competition is intended to inspire good trainers to become involved in transitioning these horses to second careers, and the National Symposium serves to educate the people involved in the care, training, and sale of these horses to responsible owners.

UK FOOTBALL

September 8th at University of Florida September 15th vs Murray State University September 22nd vs Mississippi State University September 29th vs University of South Carolina October 6th at Texas A&M University October 20th vs Vanderbilt University October 27th at University of Missouri November 3rd vs University of Georgia November 10th at University of Tennessee November 17th vs Middle Tennessee November 24th at University of Louisville

UK MEN'S BASKETBALL

October 12th Big Blue Madness October 21st Blue/White Game October 26th vs Transylvania University November 2nd vs Indiana University of Pennsylvania November 6th State Farm Champions Classic November 9th vs Southern Illinois University November 14th vs University of North Dakota November 18th vs Virginia Military Institute November 21st vs Winthrop University November 23rd vs Tennessee State University November 28th vs Monmouth University

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CALENDAR // OCT-NOV Thomas Rhett 7:30pm Rupp Arena

Public Policy Luncheon with Mayoral Candidates Bastin and Gorton 12pm-1:30pm Hyatt Regency

OCTOBER 5

The Thoroughbred Makeover Kentucky Horse Park

OCTOBER 7

ACS: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk 3pm Kroger Field Whether we’ve faced it ourselves, or someone we love has, almost everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. This event raises funds and support for breast cancer research.

The Thoroughbred Makeover

Chicago: the Musical

7:30pm EKU Center for the Arts

OCTOBER 13 Little Goblins Galore McConnell Springs

Yes, Mamm! 5K 8am RJ Corman Railroad Group

Kentucky Horse Park

Fall Festival hosted by Tony Delk 12pm-6pm Wildside Winery

8pm The Summit

OCTOBER 10 Feed the Soul: John Pope

Fall Farm Day

The Night Market

11:30am The Lyric Theatre

11am-5pm Blue Grass Stockyards

6pm-10pm 700 Block of Bryan Avenue

OCTOBER 11

My War Wounds and Tee Dee Young

Keeneland Fall Meet

5:30pm The Kentucky Castle

OCTOBER 14

OCTOBER 6

Bluegrass Tomorrow celebrates the treasures of our vibrant 18-county region, our stunning bluegrass landscape and our strong sense of place.

8pm Lexington Opera House

OCTOBER 12

OCTOBER 17

Big Blue Madness

Disney Junior Dance Party

7pm Rupp Arena

6pm EKU Center for the Arts

Party on the Barn Back Porch

OCTOBER 5-27

Black Jacket Symphony: AC/DC Back in Black The Thoroughbred Makeover Kentucky Horse Park

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Celebration of the Bluegrass

6pm The Lyric Theatre

Light the Night

5:30pm-9pm Kroger Field


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OCTOBER 27

6:30pm Blue Grass Stockyards

7pm Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 19

The Pumpkin Run 3K

Lasso-A-Dream

9:30am Wellington Park

6pm The Grand Reserve

Thriller and Halloween Festival

Camp Out Gala

Giddy-up to support the Foster Care Council during a night of dinner, dancing, bidding and bull riding!

OCTOBER 20 KAPAAW

9am-4pm Clarion Hotel

OCTOBER 21

UK Men's Basketball Blue/White Game 7pm Rupp Arena

OCTOBER 26

Party on the Barn Back Porch

Chris Stapleton

2pm-11pm Downtown

NOVEMBER 1 Ball Homes Night of Hope

7[m Lexington Opera House

NOVEMBER 3 A Perfect Circle

8pm Rupp Arena

Anderson County Art Trail 10am-5pm Lawrenceburg

8pm The Summit

NOVEMBER 4

Hoofbeats Concert

7pm EKU Center for the Arts

TobyMac & DiverseCity Band: The Theater Tour

LAKESIDE LIVE @7PM

September 7th Grayson Jenkins September 8th Raleigh Keegan September 14th Ben Lacy September 15th Hi-5 September 21st Sammy’s Left Eye September 22nd Frontier September 28th Kara Shepherd + Friends September 29th Aly’An

THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE @5PM September 6th The Mercy Men September 13th Boogie G & The Titanics September 20th Superfecta September 27th Rebel Without a Cause October 4th The X’s October 11th Five Below Band

SUMMIT SATURDAYS @8PM September 1st Tahlsound September 8th Eliza Sayers September 15th Maggie Lander September 22nd Will Doty September 29th Origins Jazz October6th Fate McAfee October 13th Will Doty October 20th Eliza Sayers October 27th Maggie Lander

6:30pm Thoroughbred Center Pavilion

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Who's Who | What's New | What to Do in Lexington, KY

Tops in Lexington - September 2018  

Who's Who | What's New | What to Do in Lexington, KY