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To answer your first question- Christie Brinkley is a glorious 65 years young. She has been featured on over 500 magazine covers worldwide, served as a spokeswoman for CoverGirl, performed on Broadway, in television and film and succeeded as an entrepreneur in multiple industries. Also, Ms. Brinkley has worked as an illustrator, photographer, writer, designer, and activist for human and animal rights and the environment. She is one busy woman. Like many of us, we grew up being wowed by the “Uptown Girl” and her many memorable Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Editions. She was indeed one of the original “Super Models.” All of us at TOPS are thrilled that Ms. Brinkley is partnering with our magazines and social media outlets in both Louisville and Lexington to help launch her new prosecco, Bellissima, here in Kentucky. Some of the toughest critics I know are on the staff here at TOPS, and they all say it’s truly delicious. It is a dream come true to have one of the biggest stars in the world on our cover. Ms. Brinkley helps remind us that while good genes play a part in our health and appearance, having a plan to nurture our bodies with the right nutrition and exercise is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves. We have a terrific Q and A with Ms. Brinkley. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed interviewing her. While we started 2020 with a pop, TOPS readers can look forward to lots of exciting content in our magazines, websites, social media outlets and email newsletters this year. Make sure to log on, follow and subscribe for the Who’s Who, What’s New and What to Do. Here’s to your best year ever. And remember, 65 is now the new fabulous.

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Christie Brinkley, model, actress and entrepreneur, is known across the globe for her legendary beauty. But her passion for helping others and the planet is what makes her beautiful to us. Her involvement in multiple nonprofit organizations has earned her awards and honors from The American Heart Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, March of Dimes and many others. While she has been the face behind some of the world’s top brands, Brinkley launched very own prosecco brand, Bellissima, last year. The 100% organic line offers 3 varieties: a D.O.C. brut, a zero sugar sparkling wine and a sparkling rosé. Creating Bellissima made perfect sense for this health-conscious lifelong vegetarian and environmental rights activist. She advocates that eating organic is better for our bodies and for our planet, and her brand ensures that it’s easy to do. At 65-years-young, Brinkley is busier (and more beautiful!) than ever. In addition to Bellissima, this multi-hyphenate also has a skincare line, hair extension line and eyewear line. This past fall, she had a tough break – literally. Just a few days before she was to hit the stage on Dancing with the Stars, Brinkley fell during rehearsal and broke her arm. (Her daughter Sailor was able to step in to replace her for the season.) Despite the injury, Brinkley barely missed a beat, bringing Bellissima to store shelves across the nation. While she has graced the cover of over 500 magazines in her career, we think Brinkley looks the best on TOPS. Keep reading to learn about her new line, her top health and beauty tips, and her New Year’s resolutions. TOPS: Tell us about Bellissima. Christie Brinkley: I have a lot to brag about with Bellissima. I am super proud that I can offer organic, vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, all natural wines, including one that is zero sugar. We are the only zero sugar prosecco on the market. I also have a sparkling rosé that is crisp, and fresh, with just a hint of sweetness and a brut D.O.C which is dry, with a hint of green apples and distant notes of freshly baked bread. All my wines are delicious!

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What inspired you to create the line? I have always been passionate about champagne and prosecco but I always thought that all wines should be made organically. Grapes are always showing up on the “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the most chemicals on them. In a world already inundated with chemicals – in everything from frying pans to carpets, in the clothing we wear, on our lawns – we need to try and limit our exposure in every way that we can. In choosing drinks that are organic, you are making a much healthier choice for your body as well as for the planet. What is your favorite Bellissima cocktail recipe? I have two that are neck and neck for first place! My Bella Sprizz is for sure one of them. A Bella Sprizz is so delicious! It is mixing Bellissima prosecco with my Bella Sprizz aperitivo, which tastes like the popular Aperol Spritz… only I can offer my Bella Sprizz at half the price. When you make it with my zero sugar sparkling wine, it is less guilty of a pleasure! My other favorite cocktail is one of the endless ways to make frosé using Bellissima. This summer at my home, we were always freezing grapefruit juice into ice cubes and putting them in the blender with the sparkling rosé, chunks of fresh watermelon, sometimes a dash of vegan, organic, sorbet and blending it all to perfection. It is delicious! Have any resolutions for 2020? My New Year’s resolution is to make sure I take time from work to relax and squeeze in hopefully a little more travel. And learn a new language! And of course, I want to physically get out and do more work for the environment: plant trees, pick up plastic, do what I can as much as I can to help our planet in crisis. •

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TIPS FROM CHRISTIE! A longtime heath, beauty and fitness guru, Brinkley wrote and illustrated Christie Brinkley’s Outdoor Beauty and Fitness Book in 1983. Her 2015 New York Times Best Selling book Timeless Beauty offers guidance on what to eat, how to apply makeup and what to wear to look and feel fabulous. We asked Christie to share some of her favorite health, beauty and wellness tips with TOPS readers. Here’s what she had to say:

As with alcohol, moderation and balance are key to a healthy life. Good nutrition, regular exercise and getting enough sleep are all the foundation to a healthy, beautiful life. Never underestimate the power of laughter and smiling! I believe it releases powerful hormones that are so good for us. It is the most fun beauty secret I know! A smile will brighten up any face and light up any room. A happy attitude is both beautiful and youthful, so make sure you take time to relax and enjoy! Literally and figuratively, lift your spirits! Eat organic when you can. It is better for your body and the earth!


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Having a dinner party? Creating a pairing of food and wine that works in perfect harmony can make every element of the meal sing. A dish that perfectly complements your chosen wine brings forward the more subtle notes of the wine while simultaneously enhancing the individual elements of the food it’s served alongside. Wine pairing is something of an art form, so we turned to an expert: Barry Manning, director of wine sales at Kentucky Eagle, Inc. Manning selected dishes to pair perfectly with Christie Brinkley’s Bellissima wines. Your dinner guests will love the bright, fresh ingredients!

BELLISSIMA SPARKLING ROSÉ WINE Tasting notes: Made from 100% organic Pinot Grigio grapes, this is an elegant, bright rosé, with hints of strawberry and grapefruit, and a soft, persistent foam. Pair with: Sea Bass Crudo Salad! Zippy lime and cilantro crudo of succulent sea bass, atop fresh torn mixed greens and garnished with a chopped marcona almonds, ginger and dried cranberries.

BELLISSIMA PROSECCO D.O.C. BRUT Tasting notes: Brut is the driest (i.e. least sugary) version of Prosecco, and Bellissima’s is aromatic and elegant, with delicate scents of green apple and freshly baked bread. Pair with: Stuffed “Pear” Croustade! Pear shaped bowl of puff pastry stuffed with sliced cinnamon and/or cardamom poached pear (poached in the Prosecco is great) topped with tangy crumbled goat cheese, crowned with candied walnuts and shaved coconut, drizzled with just a little white balsamic vinaigrette, and a dash of cardamom and lemon zest to finish.

COCKTAIL TIME! Bellissima’s Sgroppino is a perfect sip for any cocktail hour or after dinner wind down. Tip: make your own lemon sorbet for the ultimate refreshment!

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Incredients: ½ c. chilled Bellissima Zero Sugar Sparkling Wine 1 T chilled vodka 1 scoop frozen lemon sorbet

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Preparation: Pour Bellissima and vodka into a Prosecco flute, then scoop in lemon sorbet. (Recipe courtesy bellissimaprosecco.com)


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Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Inspirational Women:

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WILMOT SMITH African-American church leader and suffragist

story by Randolph Hollingsworth, PhD, of the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project • kentuckywomansuffrageproject.org

GET INVOLVED: Support Breaking the Bronze Ceiling in erecting a statue in downtown Lexington to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. Visit breakingthebronzeceiling.com to donate and be a part of this important movement!

Lucy Wilmot Smith was born in Lexington on November 16, 1861. She was educated as a youth by her mother, Margaret Smith, and she went on to study in the teacher preparatory division at Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute in Louisville. She graduated in 1877. Together with Mary V. Cook (later Parrish) of Louisville, Smith organized the Baptist Women’s Education Convention of Kentucky which launched in 1883. She became a professor at State Normal School for Colored Persons (now Kentucky State University) in Frankfort and served as the historian at the American National Baptist Convention (ANBC). In 1886 she spoke before the ANBC on “The Future Colored Girl” emphasizing that young women should become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. Even while a missionary and writing in Baptist journals, Smith was outspoken about suffrage – writing in one of her articles the following statement: It is said by many that women do not want the ballot. We are not sure that the 15,000,000 women of voting age would say this, and if they did majorities do not always establish the right of a thing. Our position is that women should have the ballot, not as a matter of expediency, but as a matter of pure justice. Smith died on December 1, 1890, at the age of twenty-nine after a terrible illness. She had only recently returned home to be with her family in Lexington where she is buried. • Image: Scruggs, Lawson Andrew (1893) domain W OMEN OF D ISTINCTION : R EMARKABLE IN W ORKS AND I NVINCIBLE IN C HA R ACTER , L. A. Scruggs, p. 165

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THE HOPE CENTER by Lauren Rogers | photos courtesy of the Hope Center & Ron Morrow The New Year brings a time for reecting on the year behind and planning for the year ahead. For some, however, the winter is less a time for enjoyment and more of a continued search for help and refuge, if only for a night. More than half a million people are homeless in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), "As of January 2018, Kentucky had an estimated 3,688 experiencing homelessness on any given day. Of that total, 286 were family households, 369 were Veterans, 193 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 369 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness." With the mission of caring "for homeless and at-risk persons by providing life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services that are comprehensive and address underlying causes," the Hope Center of Lexington has been providing homes and hope for those in need since 1995. Every night, they serve and house around 650 individuals with their Emergency Shelter alone housing between about 180 and 250 people each night. They also offer programs to help each of their clients, including recovery for

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men and women, mental health, health clinic services, veterans' program, street outreach and safe and affordable housing. The Hope Center is a beacon of light in the darkness and a yearround reminder to show appreciation for what you have and to be of service to those who have not. Executive Director Cecil Dunn shares, "What we hear the most from our clients is that 'You saved my life' or 'You loved me until I could love myself.' That is what the Hope Center means. It means we are here for those who are feeling lost or hopeless, and we help to give them a second chance at life through a hand up, recovery, a new job or a new place to live. Each client is unique and has their own story, so each solution is unique, and our amazing staff is here to help ďŹ gure that out with them." Linda Ball, a member of the Hope Center's Board of Directors, adds, "When I think of the Hope Center, I think of all the good that has been done here and that continues each and every day. It is truly a remarkable place ďŹ lled with hope and also love. It is an honor to be a part of this wonderful organization in our community."

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TOPS: What has it been like to see your vision come to fruition in Lexington? CECIL DUNN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR 25 YEARS: It has been a slowly evolving marvel. But the gratifying part is what has come about because of the work that goes on in these buildings. Lives have been saved, and lives have been transformed. One thing I will always remember and cherish is the working relationship I had with Don Ball as the Hope Center transformed itself into what it is today.

TOPS: Do you have a favorite moment that resonates with you and captures your mission? DR. GORDI HYDE, LONG-TIME BOARD MEMBER: While it has been an extremely enjoyable experience to watch the recovery and restoration of our client’s lives, my favorite moment was traveling to the Healing Place in Louisville with Cecil Dunn in July 1995. On that day we visualized the Hope Center Recovery Program that we have here in Lexington and have continued to develop it ever since.

TOPS: What does the Hope Center mean to you? CATHY JACOBS, HOPE CENTER BOARD CHAIRPERSON AND IMPORTANT SUPPORTER: Watching my own niece struggle with addiction to the point of jail and near death, has been unbelievably powerful. The Hope Center Recovery Program for Women saved her life. It has been a full circle for me to be witness to her recovery, and to see the amazing work at the most personal level. There are miracles here every day. •

How to Help Their Mission: Readers are encouraged to come out to serve meals, attend the Hope Center’s two fundraising events (Ball Homes Night of Hope and Central Bank Hoops for Hope) and hold needs drives. Monetary donations are crucial and if you have a special skill or your business can offer help, we welcome our community to jump in and take action. Items that are always welcome include toiletries, socks, disposable razors, new underwear, towels, blankets and clothing items. Please visit hopectr.org for more information.

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Donate gently used toys to The Nest. Make room for the toys that Santa brought by donating those toys that don’t get played with anymore to The Nest’s Child Care Program, a service that provides caregivers assistance with child care for children birth to age five due to planned and/or unexpected circumstances. Contact Rachel Madden: rmadden@thenestlexington.org.

Donate diapers and LexTran bus passes to LexCare. LexCare provides financial and material assistance to individuals and families who have suddenly suffered catastrophic events, such as illness, job loss, death of a spouse or the need to escape domestic violence. In addition to monetary donations, they are always in need of diapers and bus passes. Contact: lexcare.org@gmail.com.

Donate furniture to Lexington ReStore. Bring new or gently used furniture, appliances, building materials and architectural salvage to Lexington Restore. All proceeds from ReStore go to support Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Contact restore@lexhabitat.org.

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Donate blood to the American Red Cross. January is National Blood Donor Month, making it the perfect time to resolve to be a regular blood donor and help save lives. Just one blood donation could save as many as three lives. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more about donating blood and find a blood drive near you.

To learn more about these incredible nonprofits and over 400 others, visit GoodGiving.net. Or if you want to learn more about the work of Blue Grass Community Foundation and how they can help you better organize and simplify your personal or business giving for 2020, Lauren would love to hear from you! You can reach her at 859.225.3343 or lauren@bgcf.org.

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Donate old books, CDs and DVDs to Friends of the Lexington Library. Proceeds from its Friends Book Cellar bookstore go to benefit the Lexington Public Library. Donations may be dropped at all Lexington Public Library locations or Friends Book Cellar during business hours. Contact: friends@friendsbookcellar.org.

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new & Snack Shack commissary is now open! Chef Doug’s Gourmet Foods is a staple of the Lexington dining scene. This winter, come out and pick up a take out out order from Snack Shack’s commissary location. The commissary features the same delicious food, but now in a permanent location at 1039 Industry Road! You can catch the Snack Shack open Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm. Never tried Chef Doug’s delicious fare? The Snack Shack dishes up New Wave Carribbean, which is a healthier twist on some traditional recipes. Enjoy their jerk chicken sandwich, pulled pork, fish sandwich, red beans and rice, loaded nachos and more. Be sure to grab a Chef Doug’s Gourmet Cookie (or three)!

Relix Bridal celebrates one year in business Relix Bridal, located in The Summit at Fritz Farm, is celebrating one year in business. The boutique forged into Lexington in January 2019 and hasn’t looked back. With a uniquely curated collection and several exclusive designers found nowhere else in Kentucky, hundreds of brides from all over the region said “YES!” at Relix in 2019. “The reception from the community and our customers really has been overwhelming. We are so thankful to be a part of our brides’ special day and for the friendships we’ve formed in the last year,” said cofounder Chasta Foust. Relix Bridal offers bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, veils, belts and other bridal accessories and is open 7 days a week.

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Banking is going to get just a little more convenient for people who live and work in Hamburg! Kentucky Bank is a locally owned and publicly traded financial institution. The bank and its tributaries have been a part of Kentuckians’ financial solutions since 1851. The bank’s newest Lexington location is slated to open in January. Located in Hamburg, it is adjacent to Costco off of Man o’War Boulevard. This branch will make it easier than ever to call Kentucky Bank home. Kentucky Bank currently has 17 branches serving central and eastern Kentucky. They understand the communities they live in and serve, and offer their customers a full range of financial services that meet their unique needs.

The Woodhouse Day Spa brings relaxation to Lexington Green Jeff Chapman and Cheryl Rose, partners in life and in business, have opened the Woodhouse Day Spa in Lexington Green. They opened their first location in Crestview Hills, Kentucky in 2017 and were inspired to bring the franchise to Lexington with an upscale spa environment that feels local and elegant. The spa offers over 100 specially curated services, designed to help busy Lexingtonians feel relaxed, refreshed and renewed. With 17 treatment rooms and two quiet rooms for guests to enjoy before and after their services, it’s a uniquely rejuvenating experience, open 7 days a week. There are over 70 Woodhouse spas across the nation. The Woodhouse Day Spa held their grand opening in Lexington on December 21st.

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Fizz Facial Bar opens a second location in Georgetown Fizz Facial Bar’s mission to offer accessible, affordable facials has expanded into Georgetown! Fizz offers express treatments, designed to be effective and active with no downtime. Most services have guests in and out within 30 minutes. All services are performed by licensed professionals.

City workforce grants support job training, certifications and licensure The City is now accepting applications for workforce grants designed to support businesses and agencies operating in Fayette County that offer job training, certifications, and licensure to promote economic development activity. “This grant opportunity will help our citizens get the training they need to compete for good jobs,” said Kevin Atkins, the City’s Chief Development Officer. “A well-trained workforce helps Lexington attract jobs in today’s economy. It’s a competitive advantage.” The City is investing $200,000. Successful applicants are required to measure job placement or certificate/ licensure attainment related to the training they offer. Successful applicants will have a positive impact on economic or workforce development through: employment entry / re-entry, certifications or licensure. Applicants may request up to $50,000 per grant year. Only one application per grant category per agency is allowed. Complete applications must be received electronically by 4pm EDT, January 13, 2020. Grant guidelines are posted on Lexington’s Economic Development website. More information about the Economic Development Grant is available on the city’s Economic Development website, lexingtonky.gov/economicdevelopment. For more details contact Elodie Dickinson, the City’s Director of Business & Workforce Engagement, at edickinson@lexingtonky.gov. story courtesy of LFUCG

Services at the Georgetown location include their Enzyme Glow facial, Pro 5 Exfoliation, microdermabrasion, peels and more. They also offer advanced facials that take a little longer, but offer accelerated benefits. These include chemical peels, the Fire & Ice facial and their Rezenerate facial. There are add-on options to customize any facial for additional benefits or relaxation! Fizz Facial Bar’s Brannon Crossing location opened in the spring of 2019. The Georgetown location is now open and taking appointments online.

Lexington Women’s Health announces exciting additions Lexington Women’s Health is thrilled to welcome two experienced professionals in women’s health care to their team. J. Mike Guiler, MD, FACOG has extensive experience and expertise in women’s health, with a special interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. He is a highly trained surgeon with special interest in Da Vinci robotic cases. He is a compassionate doctor who is committed to providing outstanding medical services, patient education and a personalized approach to health care. Sherry Guiler, a Nurse Practitioner board certified in Women’s Health, has practiced with her husband since 1985. She has experience in all aspects of women’s health, promoting wellness and prevention with a focus on gynecologic disorders including endometriosis, PCOS and infertility. She also enjoys providing prenatal care throughout pregnancy in collaboration with delivery providers. The team also recently welcomed Ashley Cannady, APRN. She has expertise in women’s health care, spanning from annual exams, contraceptive management, pelvic pain, abnormal menstrual periods, weight loss, PCOS and more. In February, Lexington Women’s Health will open a new location in Brannon Crossing. The new building will be at 612 E. Brannon Road, making them more convenient than ever for Jessamine County patients!

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would return in 2020 and that the Barbasol Championship has set a goal of raising over $100,000 in support of them. Additionally, $10,000 has been earmarked for the creation of a Central Kentucky First Tee program in Lexington and surrounding counties. PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Korn Ferry Tour tournaments support a range of charities and causes. With the support of more than 100,000 volunteers annually, and most of its tournaments structured as non-profits, the PGA TOUR generates $200 million annually which assists approximately 3,000 charities. The PGA TOUR gives more charitable resources back to the community each year than the four largest sports leagues combined. The 2020 Barbasol Championship will be played at Champions at Keene Trace July 16 – 19. The Inaugural Barbasol Junior Championship, for golfers 15 to 18 years of age, will be played at Keene Run June 29 – July 2, 2020. The winner of the Junior Championship will receive a sponsor’s exemption into the 2020 Barbasol Championship. For complete information on the Barbasol Championship please visit: barbasolchampionship.com story courtesy of Barbasol Championship

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New Year Neutrals Comfort & Support Renew You Weddings Unveiled:

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Planning Checklist

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Outfit of the Month LIFESTYLE

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Lastly, no look is complete without a visit to the beauty counter. Grab this twinkling frosted eye shadow by Tom Ford by heading on over to Madewell’s neighbor, CosBar, to create your very own ‘New Year Neutrals’ look from head to toe.

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COMFORT + SUPPORT story by Jayme Jackson

irls, there is something that I just need to get off my chest. I’ve been wearing the wrong bra. Consider this an intervention for my fellow “well endowed, cup runneth over” friends. Even if you do not fall under that category, help a sister out and let this serve as a PSA to all of your busty buddies.

I have been overly blessed in the bosom department which will make half of you roll your eyes. The other half of you will sympathize with me, knowing that if given the chance, there are plenty of days I would like to deflate these puppies. Want to wear that low-cut blouse to work? Can’t - it’s just too much. Want to wear that cute button up? Nope - the buttons will gape open and potentially shoot someone’s eye out. Then there is the added bonus of the permanent indentations that I get on my shoulders from lugging these jugs around all day. Recently, a Bra Goddess entered my life at Dillards and everything changed. First, I was fitted. Let me clarify. I was fitted properly - and not for a universal bra that lifts and pads and shapes - but for one that actually makes me look better. Want to lose 10lbs? Eat the cookie but wear the right bra. For us big chested gals, that is a minimizer. Minimizers are designed to make your breasts appear smaller using two different techniques: lifting and redistributing your breast tissue. Minimizers come in different levels that promise reduce your size from one to three inches. And thankfully in 2020, they are pretty cute! Don’t get me wrong, they are not Hooters girl cute but they are tolerable. Wearing a minimizer makes biggest difference in my shape and the way my clothes fit. With the right bra, I can wear a size medium button up shirt instead of a large. Experts say you need new bras every year. You may need to try on a few sizes to find your perfect fit but it’s out there. And when all else fails, keep in mind that the perfect solution to a bad hair day is a low- cut blouse. 1

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COMMUNITY

Renew You

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KORT (KENTUCKY ORTHOPEDIC REHAB TEAM) how healthy is your pelvic floor? First thing first: what is the pelvic floor? It’s a group of muscles across the base of the pelvis which support and control your organs, including the bladder, bowels and sexual organs. When these muscles weaken or shorten, a number of issues can arise, making daily life uncomfortable. Pelvic floor therapy is a specialized type of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment of the pelvic floor muscles. It can include a number of treatments to the muscles in and even surrounding the pelvic floor. Generally speaking, treatments focus on muscle strengthening, stretching, or reeducation. Katelyn Morgan, PT, DPT, CLT

Pelvic floor therapy treats a number of diagnoses such as: urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary urgency, prolapse, interstitial cystitis, pain with intercourse, endometriosis, fecal incontinence, IBS, or chronic constipation. Men have the same muscles in a slightly different orientation across the base of their pelvis. Men specifically may have urinary leakage after prostatectomy or prostate cancer treatments. Pelvic floor therapy can help these issues as well. KORT has knowledgeable and professional clinicians who understand the unique challenges that pelvic floor issues present. KORT has more board-certified therapists than any other physical therapy group in Kentuckiana. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, visit KORT.com

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DOWNTOWN DRS. BROWN make your health care truly personal this year! Imagine a primary care experience that is readily available, less rushed and leaves each patient feeling truly listened to and understood. Imagine physicians who make time to discuss a variety of treatments, both traditional and non-traditional, and who are happy to take a call or text to immediately and directly answer any follow-up questions or concerns. Imagine all of this in a convenient location in the heart of Lexington. While that experience may be just a dream for many, Downtown Drs. Brown is a primary care office designed to make all of this possible, and more. The married twophysician team of Downtown Drs. Brown opened in September of 2018 at the corner of Jefferson and West 2nd Street in the former Jefferson Center building. They opened their membership-based practice in an effort to circumvent many of the frustrations patients currently Drs. Cady & Ryan Brown

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feel with primary care. Membership medicine, sometimes referred to as “concierge medicine”, is a form of medical practice that emphasizes wellness, disease prevention and the patient’s overall experience. A membership with Downtown Drs. Brown includes an annual comprehensive physical exam that delves into many aspects of physical and mental health, as well as lifestyle management. The result is a customized wellness plan with follow-up intervals, communication and support for optimum health and disease prevention. Dr. Cady (Blackey) Brown and Dr. Ryan Brown are both trained in Internal Medicine and have been practicing for many years. They are thrilled to be able to offer a primary care experience that puts the focus on what’s most important: the doctor-patient relationship. The unique, upbeat practice is a breath of fresh air, making every experience a personal one. Downtown Drs. Brown are accepting new patients and are happy to set up a sit-down meeting with prospective patients to determine if they are the right fit.

535 West 2nd St. Ste. 101 // Lexington // (859) 687-6595 // DowntownDrsBrown.com

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ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO getting fit can be a lot of fun though dance! This year, it’s time to try something different to stay in shape! Ballroom Dancing is fast becoming one of the most popular sports to lose weight, stay fit, and have fun! Dancing with or without a partner during a private lesson will burn an average of anywhere from 450–600 calories at a time. Most students find that dancing is the equivalent of walking a mile and a half! It helps improve posture and body alignment, strengthening the body’s core abdominal muscles. Dancing offers many health benefits. Dancing improves the cardiovascular system, helping to prevent heart disease and has been scientifically proven to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease in older people who dance on a regular basis! It’s a great stress reliever, as well. With so many different dances like Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Samba, and Quick Step, there is something for everyone. Try a free private lesson and see how easy and fun it can be with Lexington’s favorite dance studio!

1801 Alexandria Dr. Ste. 132 | Lexington (859) 278-7711 LexingtonArthurMurray.com

THE KENTUCKY CASTLE SPA membership means feeling beautiful all year long! In 2020, make a commitment to yourself! By choosing a membership at The Kentucky Castle Spa, you can indulge in self-care all year long. The membership is simple. Choose a select service (such as Therapeutic Massage, Fire & Ice Treatment, Microneedling or BBL) on a monthly or every other month basis. This flexibility allows members to choose the service that’s perfect for their individual needs during different times of the year. In addition to the wonderful selected service, members receive a 10% discount on any additional services or retail products from the spa throughout the year. Curious about BBL? This procedure uses cutting edge technology to restore the skin’s natural beauty, making it smoother, brighter and clearer. Broadband light (BBL) reduces reds and browns in aging or irritated skin and reduces pore size. Memberships can be given as gifts, as well. Prices start at just $79 per month, so they’re perfect treats for every occasion!

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WELLWARD REGENERATIVE MEDICINE struggling with low back pain? Taking an innovative approach to low back pain, Wellward has revolutionized regenerative therapies in the spine. Disc issues, arthritis, stenosis, sciatica, pinched nerves and other conditions related to the back can cause a host of symptoms ranging from pain to leg weakness or difficulty walking. Wellward has radical therapies that can treat the issue at hand without surgery using your own stem cells and growth factors. Regenerative injections aim to stimulate the body to repair itself in areas of degeneration. They have been used for decades on patients in pain from aging, overuse or injury. Treatment produces longlasting relief through stimulating the body’s natural healing response. Most procedures are same day and you walk out on your own. Dr. Danesh, a Johns Hopkins trained, double board certified physician, has been at the forefront of innovating

sustainable treatments for injury and pain. One way he and the Wellward team get to the bottom of pain is a unique process he calls Pain Mapping. A clinician listens to each patient’s story. Together, they review any medical records and do a comprehensive review with a full workup that would otherwise take weeks or months to complete. Patients are given a full explanation of their pain, including triggers to avoid and a treatment plan to maximize health and recovery. This process empowers every patient and helps them thrive, even those with complex problems. Wellward Regenerative Medicine believes in addressing pain through a comprehensive approach. They address what hurts rather than just masking it. By treating the source, they bridge the gap between functionality and pain. Their consultants are sub-specialty trained anesthesiologists, well versed in the latest technologies and techniques for addressing chronic, neuropathic or cancer-related pain. Struggling with pain? Make 2020 the year you decide to choose regenerative medicine.

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DR. SUSAN NEIL SculpSure 2.0 achieves slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime Most of us will kick off the New Year with resolutions to eat healthy, exercise and lead a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Susan Neil, board certified in family medicine, supports all of these efforts and encourages her patients to adopt these habits throughout the year. Dr. Neil recognizes how difficult it is to achieve the ideal body shape and enjoys helping her patients accomplish their goals through Body Sculpting technologies, such as SculpSure 2.0. SculpSure 2.0 Body Contouring offers a natural looking, slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime, by targeting and destroying fat cells safely in just 25 minutes without affecting the skin’s surface. This procedure is great for the abdomen, love handles, lower back and thighs. And it doesn’t stop there; it can also treat the area under the chin and Dr. Susan Neil is the only provider in the area to offer double chin treatments with SculpSure 2.0. “SculpSure 2.0 is the fastest and most comfortable and customizable treatment for permanent fat reduction,” Dr. Neil explains. She looks forward to helping her patients in 2020.

2101 Nicholasville Road #206 | Lexington (859) 278-6345 SusanNeilMD.com

STUDIO Z SKINCARE try HydraFacial + Dermaplaning for beautiful, radiant skin! Tonya McCoy, a licensed esthetician of 12 years and small business owner, loves helping people feel confident and happy with how they look day to day. Her business, Studio Z Skincare, specializes in providing therapeutic skin care with a spa touch. Tonya has a background in massage therapy, so she is uniquely able to provide a relaxing experience alongside top-notch skin care. She and her team achieve amazing results, transforming their clients’ skin. One of Tonya’s favorite services is HydraFacial + Dermaplaning. Dermaplaning was originally conceived as a way to exfoliate the skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles and skin tone. HydraFacial is designed to cleanse, extract and hydrate. Combine the two together for incredible, visible skin results. Studio Z Skincare is a 4-suite location with 3 medically trained licensed estheticians and a licensed massage therapist. Tonya says that she and her team love getting to know clients and investing in each one.

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THE WOODHOUSE DAY SPA make time for relaxation and rejuvenation in 2020! Massage can be a deeply transformative experience. When the massage is performed by a skilled professional in a luxurious facility, the relaxation and rejuvenation is intensified. The Woodhouse Day Spa’s ambiance is upscale and contemporary, blending a Southern elegance with a serene, calming décor. Pair that with highly trained massage and spa professionals and the result is a spa unlike any other. The Woodhouse has a robust list of massage services available to their guests, ranging in length from 25 to 110 minutes. Therapeutic stone massage is a time-honored practice which brings deep, restorative rest. The Woodhouse’s therapist gently glides warmed stones over the body, soothing muscles and the mind. This increases circulation, improves tone and induces tranquility. This experience is available as a 50, 80 or 110-minute massage. The Woodhouse Signature Four-Handed Massage is an award-winning indulgence. Cheryl Rose & Jeff Champan

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Two therapists perform seamlessly choreographed, rhythmic movements that induce deep relaxation. Enjoy 80 minutes of renewal with a full-body massage, reflexology and scalp massage. Want a truly tailored massage experience? Ask about adding Deep Tissue Pressure or Therapeutic Stones to any massage service. For added relaxation, add on a deep conditioning scalp massage or 25-minute aromatherapy bath cure. The Woodhouse Day Spa offers over 100 specially curated services – including Hydrafacial treatments, spa manicures, waxing and more – designed to help guests relax, refresh and renew. With 17 treatment rooms and two spacious, quiet relaxation rooms for guests to enjoy before and after their treatments, the entire experience is one of relaxation. Owners Jeff Chapman and Cheryl Rose opened their first spa in Crestview Hills, Kentucky in 2017 and have enjoyed incredible growth. They bring their knowledge and expertise to The Woodhouse franchise in Lexington Green, which is open 7 days a week.

161 Lexington Green Cir. // (859) 800-5397 // lexington.woodhousespas.com

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LIFESTYLE Weddings Unveiled

keeping WARM Having a winter wedding can be absolutely stunning and romantic. However, there’s one hiccup you might run into: the cold weather. When planning for your crisp wedding day, try to provide items that offer warmth and comfort for you and your guests. This can come from blankets, shawls, warm snacks, drinks or even a firepit for socializing. Trust me, your guests will thank you!

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Outfit of the Month LIFESTYLE Having soft, cozy blankets is something your guests won’t even think about, but will be super happy to have. Providing comfort for your guests will only make their time more enjoyable and not to mention they make pretty cute decor details!

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Think outside the box with your dessert and snacks. Instead of doing a traditional wedding cake, offer a smore’s bar, hot chocolate or coffee and warm donuts! Having warm and cozy sweets will keep your guests comfortable, plus who doesn’t love a toasty mug of hot cocoa?

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WOW Wedding LIFESTYLE story by lauren rogers The best things in life come when you’re not looking. “Life has a funny way of bringing people together when they least expect it,” laughs Ashley Barker. “Zack and I didn’t know each other when we both took our first job out of college at Fidelity Investments, eager to pursue careers in the finance industry. Despite both of us having graduated from the University of Kentucky just a few months prior, we had yet to cross paths. She smiles and continues, “We had mutual connections but somehow didn’t know one another; we were complete strangers that always seemed to make eye contact when we passed one another in the hallway.” Weeks passed and Ashley and Zack had yet to introduce themselves but as fate would have it, a training class forced them to share their backgrounds over an icebreaker exercise. A team outing led to drinks back at Zack’s afterwards with work colleagues and the couple’s first, innocent kiss. Fast forward and the pair were planning for a breathtaking fall wedding held at the Apiary in Lexington on September 28 of 2019. “Lexington is a very special place for Zack and me,” says Ashley. “The Apiary also happens to be just a few steps away from where we had our first date. I vividly remember how alluring the gardens were as we walked past the venue. Once we were engaged, we decided to take a tour of the venue and we knew immediately it was where we wanted to celebrate our big day.” With an elegant southern wedding theme selected, the couple chose warm ambers and emerald greens to highlight an autumnal background. “One of the many reasons we fell in love with the venue is due to our love for nature. We felt the gardens allowed us to immerse our guests in a setting where we feel most at home,” the couple adds. Contrasting black elements were incorporated throughout their decor scheme from their invitation suite to the black velvet tablecloths and candles creating a perfectly balanced moody, yet classic atmosphere. In retrospect, the Barkers agree that the most memorable aspect of their wedding was the band. They share, “Everyone still raves about them and they played all of our favorite music. They were incredible!” While we’ve all heard the phrase “don’t sweat the small stuff,” Ashley and Zack disagree. “For us, those small details made the day a reflection of who we were as a couple and how we view our love.” For example, one of their favorite details of the wedding featured Hudson, their 2-year-old black lab. Ashley explains, “He is such a huge part of our lives and we wanted to make sure we incorporated him throughout our reception. To do this we show cased ‘The Hudson,’ an old-fashioned signature drink and used his picture on ivory and gold cocktail napkins that were a huge hit with our guests!” When looking back on the day, Ashley encourages others to “follow your heart in what you feel you need to do to make that day all you ever wanted it to be.” She continues, “Have fun and remember to take it all in and enjoy every second of it!”

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LIFESTYLE Gorjess: Get the Look

PHOTOGRAPHER Shining Light Photography VIDEOGRAPHER Luke Woodward VENUE Apiary Fine Catering & Events CATERING Apiary Fine Catering & Events SWEETS Tinker’s Cake Shop FLOWERS State & Arrow

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PLANNER Shelly Fortune Events RENTALS/DECOR All Occasions Event Rental STAGE Bryant’s Rent All BRIDAL GOWN Monique Lhuillier BRIDAL PARTY Katie May Collections GROOM/GROOMSMEN Folchi’s

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MAKEUP Caroline Lee Makeup HAIR Hair by Maddie Woff STATIONERY/CALLIGRAPHY Haley Michelle Designs RINGS Diamonds by Dani MUSIC Music City Rhythm Revue


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WOW Wedding LIFESTYLE story by lauren rogers For Olivia and James Wang, everything about their wedding day was a dream come true. Olivia said, “I had a blast getting ready with my bridal party, which included all four of my younger sisters and my four best friends. Walking down the aisle to James was incredible, and seeing his smile gave me butterflies. It was perfect!” James also enjoyed his time getting prepared for the ceremony, saying, “I had a great time being with my boys; just waiting for the moment I would see Olivia walk down the aisle to me. I knew she would look absolutely amazing and she was all that and more. I felt like time was standing still while we were up there making our vows to each other.” A special moment for both Olivia and James was honoring their parents with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. It was an elegant and symbolic way of unifying their two cultures, and a big hit with everyone! Though neither were born in Kentucky, the bride and groom called Lexington home from a young age. James, an avid UK fan, graduated from Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky, while Olivia graduated from Bryan Station High School and Kentucky State University before working on her Master’s degree at the University of Kentucky. Olivia shares, “We first met at a week-long entrepreneurship camp when we were high school juniors in 2009. Though we didn’t talk much then, we ended up becoming friends on Facebook.” Years passed with hardly any interaction, and as James began his career as an accountant, Olivia embarked on a summer of travel in Europe before beginning her graduate studies. She invited her Facebook friends to follow her adventures on Snapchat; James saw this status and decided to do just that, remembering Olivia as the very cute girl from all those summers ago. After returning home from Europe, Olivia reached out to a new friend request from someone named “Juiceman”, who turned out to be James. “After a week of catching up via novel-length text messages, we had our first date at Baskin Robbins on Tates Creek, where we talked for hours over ice cream,” Olivia explained. “We dated for two and a half years, and in November 2018, James proposed at the same Baskin Robbins where we had our first date!” On October 4th, 2019, the pair said “I do” to forever at The Galerie in Versailles, Kentucky. “Our florist did an amazing job with the flowers for our ceremony and reception. We also had the greatest wedding favor of 2019: a mixtape CD (with custom album cover) of songs that brought us together. Everyone loved it!” they shared. When asked about the advice they would pass along to others planning their own wedding, the couple suggests affectionately, “Plan it together, and have fun with it! Also, make an excel sheet to keep track of everything. Oh, and on the big day, eat lots of cake!”

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LIFESTYLE Gorjess: Get the Look

PHOTOGRAPHER Mothwing Photography VIDEOGRAPHER Cre8tive Visions VENUE The Galerie CATERING + CAKE Sweet Lilu’s

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FLOWERS + DECOR Bel Air Florist BRIDAL GOWN David’s Bridal BRIDAL PARTY David’s Bridal GROOM/GROOMSMEN Men’s Wearhouse

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MAKEUP Mary Miller Bridal Makeup HAIR Lady Byrds Hair Salon PHOTO BOOTH Picture Perfect Photo Booth, LLC


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WOW Wedding LIFESTYLE story by lauren rogers Jeremy Rice and Jeremy Cheek first met on September 23 of 2000. Nearly 18 years later, they were joined in matrimony. “The wedding was filled with laughter from the very beginning; from the vows to the cake shoving and dancing, everyone seemed to really enjoy being there with us. Seeing all the people who love and support us in one place at the same time was really spectacular,” shares Jeremy (Cheek). While the pair were born and raised in different small towns in Kentucky, they both attended college in central Kentucky and were always drawn to Lexington. “In many ways, it is like a big ‘small town’ and we love the scenery and personality that it offers,” the couple says. This shared love of the Bluegrass made Lexington an easy choice for their wedding ceremony and reception, both held at The Livery downtown. “We didn’t want to risk having an outdoor ceremony so The Livery offered a great place to have both while offering history, character and a canvas you can make your own.” Upon their arrival, guests were greeted by an open bar, a “selfie wall” made from magnolias and white hydrangeas and a photo timeline of the Jeremys through the years. Pillar candles and a 7’ brass circle decorated with magnolia leaves, white hydrangeas, white roses and pheasant feathers served as the backdrop for the ceremony in which they wore matching rainbow heart socks from TietheKnot. org. They share, “We wanted to celebrate the equality of marriage and the opportunity to make it official after all these years.” They continue, “Writing our own vows led to some very candid moments during the ceremony because we chose to not share them with anyone, including each other, until we said them aloud. That kept it personal and very special.” The reception embraced a classy, masculine feel with uplights along the perimeter to keep the vibe fun yet elegant. The focal point was the centered head table with the capacity to seat 24 of the pair’s nearest and dearest. When they look back on their wedding, Jeremy and Jeremy agree that “It was very much a celebration and a way to show our appreciation to so many people.” This appreciation was reflected back to them in one of their favorite moments from their wedding celebration: the wedding brunch held the day after the reception, and a tradition they advise all couples to embrace. “It gave us a little extra time to spend with our loved ones who travelled great distances to celebrate with us when we weren’t wedding focused and everyone will remember it forever.” In closing, the happily married couple share sage advice that is not only relevant to those planning weddings, but also a pertinent reminder about life: “All the preparation in the world doesn’t mean any wedding, or any plan for that matter, will go exactly as you had imagined so just embrace that and enjoy the moment.”

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LIFESTYLE Gorjess: Get the Look

PHOTOGRAPHER CJ Cruz Photography VENUE The Livery CATERING DaRae & Friends Catering FLOWERS Stems, Natural Endeavors and House

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CAKE Tinker’s Cake Shop INVITATIONS Clayton & Crume, Minted CALLIGRAPHY Lexington Lettering

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RENTALS Bryant’s Rent All, Doo Wop Shop VALET Xpress Valet MUSIC KY Sounds


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wed d in g p la n n i n g C H EC KLI S T

Outfit of the Month LIFESTYLE

Photo by Kaylie Plummer

12+ MONTHS

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- Choose a wedding date - Plan out theme/style - Choose/ask wedding party - Schedule engagement photos - Research ceremony and reception venues - Determine your budget - Start compiling guest list

10-12 MONTHS - Create a wedding website - Book officiant - Create/order save the dates - Book ceremony/recpetion venue - Purchase wedding dress/veil (6-8 months to arrive)

8-10 MONTHS - Finalize guest list - Mail save the dates - Research hotels near venue and reserve blocks - Choose wedding party attire/accessories - Book florist - Register for gifts

6-8 MONTHS - Decide on wedding cake style/flavor - Purchase wedding bands - Book rehearsal dinner venue - Book hair and makeup stylists - Research wedding invitation designers

- Finalize ceremony timeline - Mail invitations - Purchase wedding decor/rentals - Finalize menu with caterer - Order menu cards/ day of stationery

2 MONTHS - Start organizing RSVPs - Write wedding vows - Apply for marriage license - Finalize seating arrangements - Finalize wedding timeline with planner

1 MONTH - Pick up wedding rings - Attend final dress fitting - Pick up marriage license - Order thank you notes - Finish any last minute DIY decor - Confirm delivery/pick up of all rentals

1-2 WEEKS - Follow up with any guests who haven’t RSVP’d - Give a final head count to caterer - Make sure DJ/band have playlists and timeline - Have final payments/tips ready for vendors - Deliver “must- have” image list to photographer

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- Order invitations - Order wedding cake - Work with florist to decide on floral decor - Decide on music playlist - Schedule dress fittings

- Deliver welcome bags to hotels - Get mani/pedi - Attend rehearsal and dinner - Get beauty sleep!

(Essentials include: dress, rings, marriage license, shoes, etc.)

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Color Catalog:

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Kitchens

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UP For our annual food issue, we wanted to show off some kitchens worth cookin’ in! The kitchen is the center of every home, and designing one with style and function can be challenging. We pulled together our favorite Kentucky kitchens from previous issues of TOPS to serve up some serious inspiration.

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AT HOME

Kitchens

earthy black THE TEAM Kitchen Concepts Su Casa Tile & Granite Epiphany Studios stuart hurt, House COLOR PALETTE

This kitchen offers ample room for convenient cooking and elegant entertaining, and boasts several extraordinary features. A large island with Mon Blanc quartzite countertops from Su Casa Tile & Granite and a wrap around, diningheight table in a sueded, Absolute Black granite finish provides a place for prep and comfortable seating for six. Open shelving throughout is both stylish and utilitarian. A bar along one wall contains a split fridge and shelving to display a collection of gorgeous glassware. Even the GE Café appliances were customized to match the rose gold hardware that graces the cabinetry. However, the most extraordinary element is the cluster of handblown globes that hang above the island. According to designer, stuart hurt, “the lighting fixtures above the island are pivotal to the kitchen. The owner stumbled across Epiphany Studios, a glass blowing studio, on a business trip, and knew we had to incorporate it. They set the tone and mood and are the talk of any cocktail conversation.” Each globe differs in size, shape and texture, and was meticulously crafted by world-renowned master glass blower, April Wagner.

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In this open kitchen, the homeowners wanted to capture the sleek, streamlined feel of Miami Beach. To accomplish this, they installed stainless steel appliances and glossy custom cabinetry. European-style cabinets were designed and installed, which reach from oor to ceiling to maximize storage. Chrome and glass display cabinets add opulence, while Miele appliances add the latest in cooking technology. The homeowners discovered the Miele brand at the retail destination, PIRCH, and were immediately sold on the revolutionary line. Their kitchen contains Miele’s high-tech coffee station, induction range, microwave/fast oven, and both a large and small combi-steam oven. The central kitchen island is topped by marble, which was purchased as a single slab and then fabricated by Ronnie Elkins of Laurel River Stoneworks. An exquisite, modern high table by Mike Angel of Red Dog & Company of London provides in-kitchen dining. For additional dining space, the home also boasts an attached breakfast room and formal dining room.

modern + marvel THE TEAM Jimmy Nash Homes Laurel River Stoneworks Red Dog & Company Boone Forest Products PIRCH COLOR PALETTE

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This kitchen is both utilitarian and stylish with a combination of low-maintenance Alleanza quartz countertops and walnut countertops from Burton Made; a Kohler farmhouse sink; custom cabinetry in crisp white; and Thermador appliances, including a raised dishwasher. There is also a bar, in classic navy blue, with a plate backsplash giving the space a splash of country charm. But, the most eye-catching element is the unique, white powder- coated stove hood with sleek stainless-steel straps which is a real showstopper.

country chic THE TEAM Debra Hupman, Creative Kitchens & Baths Burton Made Countertops COLOR PALETTE

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bachelor approved THE TEAM Architectural Kitchens & Baths Louisville Tile Quality Stone Countertops Barbie Pickett, Pickett Homes COLOR PALETTE

This kitchen is a perfect balance of form and function. Linda Bratton, who has been an interior designer for over 25 years, wanted the final effect to be “sleek and sophisticated,” but also welcoming and able to accommodate crowds during get togethers. She says, “We didn’t want it to feel like a sport’s bar.” Flat panel cabinetry in an alder finish hide Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, including a refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, steam oven, refrigerated beverage drawers and ice maker. In contrast, a silver metallic subway tile backsplash from Louisville Tile and stainless-steel stove and range hood add an industrial edge. The countertops, by Quality Stone Countertops, are of a leathered granite surface with rough and smooth comingling. In addition to the kitchen peninsula, the homeowner wanted a spot for more formal dining, but didn’t want to just plunk down a table. They found the solution in a table fabricated by Burton Made from a slice of ash wood and fitted it around the peninsula. The table brings a unique, rustic component to the otherwise modern area and lends itself to a more intimate eating experience, while still being open to the rest of the room.

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classic white THE TEAM Jimmy Nash Homes Ambiance Designs Kitchen Concepts COLOR PALETTE

This kitchen contains some truly amazing attributes, such as 100% custom cabinetry from Kitchen Concept’s new KC Collection, a Carrera marble backsplash, a Francois & Co. hood constructed of cast stone and metal, and custom mill work on island and cabinet end panels. The space is kept clean and “casually beautiful” through the neutral color palette which employs nearly every shade of gray from lightest pearl to warm dove to deep charcoal. Designer, Jean Ann Corbin says, “For the last few years the color trend of choice is gray. But, I love it because there are so many beautiful colors that look good with gray.”

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When Valspar named their Colors of the Year for 2020, they led off with the perfect hue for a warm, cozy winter evening.

“This sophisticated, lavender-hued neutral allows us to appreciate the beauty in every space,” explained Valspar Color Strategist Sue Kim. Winter Calm exudes warmth and comfort, which is perfect for January’s unpredictable weather. Use Winter Calm anywhere you want to hunker down. It’s a natural fit for TV rooms and bedrooms. It can also help encourage guests and family members alike to linger and mingle more in dining rooms and kitchens. Valspar recommends a palette of muted natural hues to pair with Winter Calm. Limit more high-impact tones to natural elements, such as greenery, leather and wooden furnishings.

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Amanda Nighbert story by lauren rogers photos by kelsey malicote

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inding grace amidst the chaos of day-to-day trials is a challenge, but January’s Super Mom, Amanda Nighbert, encourages others that it can be done. “Our children are growing up in a much different time than we did, and it is hard to fully understand what they are going through,” she says. “Give yourself grace and recognize that no one is perfect. Sometimes I let my busy work schedule get in the way of family time. Finding a better balance is a huge goal for me in 2020 because it’s my greatest challenge, but I try to have a few constants in our daily routine to carve out specific time for my family, such as eating dinner as a family at least 4-5 times a week, enjoying a family outing twice a month and being present whenever we are together!” As a registered dietitian and fitness enthusiast, Amanda’s passion and purpose centers around empowering others to take control of their health by providing each of her clients the most current nutritional techniques that get results and are actually achievable. “Over the past 18 years, I have gained knowledge and experience that has helped me to guide others in their weight loss and wellness journeys. With my custom LEAN Program, range of coaching services, and multiple shop offerings, I have cultivated a brand that focuses on giving you the leading tools and resources to help you reach the best version of you,” she says.

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Her greatest joy, however, is unequivocally her family. Her husband, Hunter Nighbert is a financial advisor. They have two children: Tyler (14), and Molly-Hunter, (11). As active as their parents are, it is no surprise that Tyler enjoys baseball, basketball and golf while Molly-Hunter has interests in dance, theatre and soccer. Together, the Nighberts love to ride bikes, bowl, travel and cook. Amanda shares, “Seeing my family smile and hearing them laugh is the most rewarding thing in the world. Pre-teens and teenagers are rough, though! So anytime that we are all together laughing and having fun makes my heart happy.” She pauses for a moment and continues, “Honestly, I am just trying to be a good mom. I want my kids to have a good childhood. I want them to feel loved and safe. I want them to trust me and know that I will always be there for them. My biggest goal is to keep a very open dialogue with my children and let them know that it is safe to tell me anything.” Amanda credits her husband Hunter as the secret weapon to her success as a mom and as a business owner. She says, “Hunter is really the unsung hero and if there is anyone in this family that is super, it is him! When my work schedule significantly changed three years ago, he really picked up the slack when it came to the family and I am forever grateful. He cleans, he does the laundry, he shuttles kids to and from activities, he honestly makes me look like a super mom!”

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Make water and hydration a priority. Dehydration leads to increased hunger, more cravings and poor weight loss. Aim for at least 64oz of water a day!

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Make vegetables the biggest portion on your plate! We don’t eat enough of these fiber and nutrient rich foods. Adding extra vegetables to your meal will help you fill up and stay full longer without adding a ton of extra calories or macros. This is the quickest way to elevate your health and nutrition.

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Make daily activity a priority by tracking your steps. Regardless if you are crushing it in the gym or not, getting 10,000 steps a day should be your primary goal. Many people workout hard but then sit all day long. Aiming for 10,000 steps a day will force you to get up and move every hour!

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Get the whole family involved with meal planning and cooking. Many people complain that it is hard to get their families to eat healthy. When you include the whole family in the meal planning process and even the cooking, they are more likely to give your healthy options a go!

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Lastly, if you find yourself making the same weight loss goal year after year, then I suggest this year you make the goal to simply eat healthy! When we focus on weight loss it is easy to get frustrated with slow progress and give up, but if you change your mindset to focus on just eating healthy, I promise your long term outcome will be so much better!

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The Biggest Mistake New Puppy Owners Make story by heather blakeman, cpdt-ka, brighton animal clinic

So you brought home a warm ball of fluff and puppy breath this holiday season. Congratulations! Or maybe you’re still dreaming of the day you will adopt your next furry friend. Either way, it’s important to commit yourself to starting your puppy’s life with you off on the right paw! Here are some tips for avoiding the most impactful mistake people make in the first few months with their new puppy. When you bring your puppy home around the tender age of 8 weeks, they are already halfway through the most formative time of their life - the socialization period. This is the developmental phase when your puppy’s brain is most open to making positive associations with the world around them. This window closes between 12-16 weeks of age. It is the position of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior that puppies should be exposed to “as many new people, animals, stimuli and environments as can be achieved safely… before they are fully vaccinated.” Unfortunately, many people believe that it is recommended to keep puppies home until they finish vaccines. Or they falsely believe that because their puppy is outgoing (all normal puppies are at this age), that this will continue throughout their adult life. The reality is that undersocialized teenage puppies and adult dogs are more likely to react with fear or even aggression towards unfamiliar children or people of unique appearances, or towards types of animals they have not encountered during the socialization window.

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Pairing new experiences with positive reinforcement such as treats is an effective way to prevent future fear, avoidance behaviors or aggression. Having friends over for the holidays? Have them give your puppy treats while they pet or hold them. Be sure that your puppy is not mobbed, manhandled or overwhelmed endlessly by guests, as this can backfire. Lastly, a well-run puppy socialization class can offer a safe, structured environment to strategically expose your puppy to invaluable new experiences. Investing in proper socialization from day one will lead to many years of enjoying a social and behaviorally stable adult dog.

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Farm to Table It's January and you are committed to eating right. How does local food fit in to a healthy lifestyle? It provides more nutrients, for starters. Wintertime in Kentucky means the availability of acorn squash, butternut squash and other winter squashes, along with kale, lettuce, microgreens and mushrooms.

story by Kathie Stamps “Cooking more and eating with the seasons is great way to stay compliant with your New Year’s resolutions,” said Ashton Potter Wright, director of Local Food & Agricultural Development, an office within the mayor’s office in Lexington. “Locally-grown, seasonal whole foods can be great additions to a healthy, well-balanced diet,” she said. “We are lucky that Kentucky farmers can grow a wide variety of produce and raise virtually every species of protein on fertile bluegrass pasture.” Wright’s working definition of “local” means food and foodrelated products grown or raised in the state of Kentucky. Local food is good for you to eat and it’s also good for the environment because it’s being driven much shorter distances from a farm to reach your table. Farm to table is a concept, a movement and an entire initiative within Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, thanks to Bluegrass Farm to Table. Wright is spearheading this effort with two dozen partners, including the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and its Kentucky Proud program. “Bluegrass Farm to Table has worked with over 80 buyers, over 80 farmers in over 30 counties to generate at least $4 million in sales,” Wright said, and that’s a conservative monetary estimate.

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although some start as early as February. Bluegrass Farm to Table’s website has a list of CSAs with lots of details, including farms like Elmwood Stock Farm in Scott County, Greenhouse 17 in Lexington, North Farm in NoLi, Butler Farms and Triple S Farm in Paris, Teal Tractor CSA at Walnut Lawn Farm in Fayette County, and Triple J Farm in Scott County. “Individuals can sign up for CSA on their own but we are also working to recruit more employers to participate in the Kentucky Farm Share Coalition, a workplace wellness CSA program where employers incentivize their employees to participate in CSA,” Wright said. “Our partners at UK have found that employers who offer the CSA subsidy to employees see statistically significant decreases in medical and pharmaceutical expenditures, which is of particular importance to self-insured employers.” Large employers like the University of Kentucky and the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government have offered this program to their employees for the past several years with great success. Wright practices at home what she preaches at work. “During the winter we love eating greens, sweet potatoes, locally raised meat and eggs,” she said. “Many farms also process and preserve tomatoes and other vegetables that can be enjoyed year-round. Certain varieties of local apples, particularly the Goldrush variety, can be purchased in bulk in the fall and kept in the refrigerator in airtight containers and can be enjoyed throughout the winter.” Local food is good for the economic health of the area, because shoppers are supporting farm families in the community. Wright was hired by the Mayor’s Office within economic development in 2014 as the local food coordinator and yes, her job is as unique as it is fun. Not many other cities in the United States have a position in city government focused on agricultural economic development. In five years, she helped get the salad bar program at UK off the ground; she worked with the Lexington Convention Center board of directors to include local purchasing benchmarks in their new contract with food vendor Levy; and she’s working with Transylvania University and its food vendor, Bon Appétit, on their local sourcing program. People who love local food have three favorite initials: CSA. Community supported agriculture. Farmers do the growing and you reap their rewards with a weekly drop-off (or pick-up) of produce. January is the time when farms start their CSA signups for the peak growing season, which is typically May to October,

“If you want to make a difference in local food movement, put your money where your mouth is,” she said. “If every family in Kentucky spent 10% of their annual food budget on Kentucky farm products, it would keep over $1 billion in our local economy. For the average family, a 10% budget shift means spending only $14 a week on local food.” How to buy local food? Shop at a farmers market. Dine out at restaurants that source from Kentucky farmers. Sign up for a CSA. Grow some veggies in your own backyard.

RESOURCES Bluegrass Farm to Table // bgfarmtotable.org Find a CSA // bgfarmtotable.org/find-1 Local restaurants // beyondgrits.com

Ashton Potter Wright, Director of Local Food and Agricultural Development at Bluegrass Farm to Table

Kentucky Farm Share Coalition (CSAs for employers who want to support workplace wellness.) // kyfarmshare.org

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CARSON’S FOOD & DRINK

What sets you apart from other chefs? Here at Carson’s we have a passion for excellence. Our chef-driven menu is centered on seasonal offerings which are served in a truly casual, yet elegant environment. What is your favorite dish? My favorites here at Carson’s are the Ahi Poke appetizer and Filet Medallions entree. When I’m cooking at home, my “go-to” meal is Grilled Steak with Carson’s Truffle Butter. When you aren’t in the kitchen, what do you like to do? Rock climbing in the Red River Gorge gets me out of the kitchen! What do you love most about the local restaurant industry? I love the fast-paced environment and the passion it takes to make excellence. Over the past 5 years, Lexingtonians have come to expect a higher quality dining experience and it’s both fun and challenging to rise above those expectations.

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What sets you apart from other chefs? I think my personality makes me unique. I'm the "never meet a stranger" type. In today’s industry I feel that it is critical that chefs have a presence in the front of the house and be able to connect to guests from all demographics and ages. How would you describe Lexington's food scene? Lexington’s food scene is so diverse and rich. There is a tremendous amount of talent in this big little city and so much untapped talent—especially under-represented female chefs. Do you have a favorite entrée? My favorite dish on the menu right now is our Blackened Halibut with Lobster Succotash. What is your favorite local ingredient to cook with? My favorite local ingredient to cook with would have to be our Kentucky Darling Meats grass fed ground beef.

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CHEF DOUG’S GOURMET FOODS How would you describe your restaurant? My kitchen serves Caribbean and Southern comfort foods and is now open for weekend take-out: Thursday through Saturday 11am to 9pm. What is your favorite dish? Loaded Red Beans and Rice! Our red beans and rice are served vegetarian-style but for carnivores we can add the meat back by topping it with jerk chicken, pulled pork or chili! How would you describe Lexington's food scene? Lexington is a cutting-edge, vibrant melting pot of ethnic cuisines! When you aren't in the kitchen, what do you like to do? Outside the kitchen I like to work in my raised-bed garden or go to a movie with my kids. 1039 INDUSTRY ROAD, LEXINGTON • (859) 523-5922 • CHEFDOUGSGOURMETFOODS.COM

JASON WALLS Chef

CASTLE FARM AT THE KENTUCKY CASTLE What sets Castle Farm apart from other restaurants? We are literally farm-to-table as we are located on an actual farm. I love working with our grown on-site, quality products. What do you love about your restaurant? I am very proud of our fish. We receive our fish boatdirect within two days of being caught. As far as specific dishes, I am also very fond of our Oxtail Medallions which are served with a foie gras bordelaise. When you aren't in the kitchen, what do you like to do? I'm out on the farm when not in the kitchen. I like tending what will be our next meals! I also like trying out new restaurants as Lexington has an inspiring and creative restaurant scene.

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DYLAN JONES

Executive Chef

JEFF RUBY'S STEAKHOUSE

Tell us about Jeff Ruby's. Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses are known for nationally-acclaimed U.S.D.A. prime steaks, seafood and sushi, impeccable service and live entertainment. Collectively, these are the elements of the Jeff Ruby experience. No request is too big or too small here—we thrive on anticipating wants and surpassing the expections of our guests.

What is your favorite local ingredient to cook with? Any cheese from Kenny's Farmhouse creates dishes with wonderful flavor and a creamy texture.

What do you love most about the restaurant industry? I love the comraderie that is built every day between co-workers, front-of-house, back-of-house and the community. Food really has a remarkable way of bringing people together.

When you aren't in the kitchen, what do you like to do? I am ambitious and spend a lot of time in the kitchen; so I prefer to spend my off-time relaxing with my significant other and our two dogs at home or the dogpark.

What is your favorite dish on the menu? Our Wagyu Meatball appetizer is my favorite. It is served with creamy polenta and smoked tomato gravy and has the perfect balance of flavors.

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GREG SPAULDING Chef

WEST MAIN CRAFTING CO. How would you describe your restaurant? Our kitchen staff has the privilege of having an outstanding bar program that we feel gives us no ceiling in regards to the food that we prepare. That being said, we take pride in responsibly sourcing all of our products. What is your favorite meal to make at home? Mexican/Tex-Mex is a family favorite. Let’s just say every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter is family affair scratch fajitas at Mom’s. What do you love most about the restaurant industry? That’s a good question. I think I enjoy what we call “the grind.” I love working with my hands, I thrive on what I refer to as controlled chaos. I have to be learning something at all times. When you aren't in the kitchen, what do you like to do? I watch a lot of documentaries. I read a lot about food and history. I travel as much as my job allows. I enjoy working on things around the house. I also enjoy visiting local breweries and eateries. Deep sea fishing is also what I plan on doing if and when I ever put my chef knives down for good.

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How would you describe your restaurants? I like to think our family of restaurants offer unique and approachable options for every style, taste and occasion. You can have an elegant and intimate fine dining experience at Coles, try a scratch-made lunch, dinner or brunch in the urban elegance of Epping's or relax over a "parent-friendly" meal with the kids in tow at Poppy & Olive. What is your favorite meal to make at home? My wife Susan and I have two children: Hurst and Park and they are starting to help in the kitchen, so easy meals like pancakes are a big hit right now. What is your favorite local ingredient to cook with? Depends on the season and what's fresh from our local farmers! I love being surprised by one of our purveyors with hard-to-find seasonal ingredients like foraged mushrooms.

Do you offer any specials? Epping's has a variety: every Monday, we offer a special $8 burger, Tuesdays are half-off all wine (glass and bottle), plus our menus are always changing with new ingredients or ideas from our chefs. What is your favorite dish on the menu? People always laugh at this, but I'm a burger and fries guy. As a chef and business owner, I'm rarely sitting down to a quiet meal. A great burger (like the Kobe beef burger at Coles) with local, fresh ingredients always hits the spot. What do you love most about the restaurant industry? I originally got into the industry because I love to eat, and cooking was just a good way to enjoy amazing food. Once I got into restaurants, it was the fast pace and high pressure that I enjoyed!

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CRAIG DE VILLIERS Executive Chef

GRAZE AT THE WOODLANDS Tell us about your restaurant? We are a fresh to table concept featuring global comfort food with South African influences. We take pride in providing from scratch, house-made dishes. What is your favorite dish? My favorites main dish is our Pork Tenderloin served with sweet potato, winter vegetables and mushroom rosemary cream. What is your favorite local ingredient to cook with? I especially like cooking with local heirloom tomatoes from Crooked Row Farm. How would you describe Lexington's food scene? The ethnic influence is growing, which is bringing new flavors and new experiences to the city. When you aren’t in the kitchen, what do you like to do? When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my dogs.

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TIMOTHY E. WOOD Executive Chef

THE CLUB AT UK'S SPINDLETOP HALL How would you describe Spindletop? We are a University of Kentucky Faculty, Staff and Alumni Club catering to the needs of our membership and their families. Be it fine dining, casual comfort food, themed parties or catered events and weddings. We do anything and all for our members. What is your favorite local ingredient to cook with? I really enjoy the Chef's garden plot on property that allows us to grow our own herbs, tomatoes and peppers that make every dish personal. What sets you apart from other chefs? I love being a club Chef. The personal relationships I build with my clientele allow me to be personal with the food in a way I was never able to in another kitchen. What is your favorite dish? Our winter menu features "The Whitmer" in honor of one of our most dedicated families: spicy marinated Beef Tenderloin topped with Bourbon flashed caramel apples, butter braised baby carrots and roasted potatoes. What do you love most about the local restaurant industry? The chance to do something new everyday has been an amazing experience. Getting to do that with some of the most talented and creative people in the state has been an inspiration. I truly love what I do, where I do it and who I do it for. My membership has supported me and I love the chance to thank them with every dish.

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SUPER VERSUS SUPER Super Bowl Foods versus Superfoods The new year is here, which means we are walking the line between maintaining our diet and splurging on our favorite Super Bowl snacks. Here are a few of our favorite healthy recipes that won’t have you feeling guilty on game night.

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SKINNY BUFFALO

CHICKEN WINGS Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients: 3½ to 4 pounds chicken wings, cut in half at the joint ½ cup Frank’s RedHot Original Sauce 1 tablespoon white vinegar ¼ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder Salt, to taste Black pepper, to taste

Preparation: If the wings are whole, you need to split them at the joint to separate the drumette from the wing (or the “flat”) to make 12 pieces. Cut the piece that looks like a mini drumstick away from the middle part, cutting through the joint. Preheat the oven broiler. If there are low and high settings, choose low. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top of that. Generously spray the cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray to help with cleanup. Place the wings in a large pot and cover them by 2 inches with water. Bring to a boil, cook for 10 minutes, and then drain in a colander. Run cold water over the wings to cool them down quickly. Then using your hands, gently peel the skin off of the wings, being careful not to pull the meat off of the bones. Use a paper towel to get a better grip. In a medium mixing bowl, mix all of the sauce ingredients together, reserving half of it. Toss the boiled wings in half of the sauce. Place the sauced wings on the prepared baking sheet and broil for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Carefully toss the wings again in the remaining sauce and then place back under the broiler for an additional minute to heat the sauce and crisp the wings. Nutrition Facts: Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 6 pieces

Calories 192 | Fat 6g | Carbohydrates 0g | Cholesterol 78mg Sodium 1,218mg | Fiber 0g | Sugar 0g | Protein 30g

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HEALTHY CHICKEN QUINOA

POWER BOWL

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon paprika

2 cups matchstick carrots

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 teaspoon onion powder

4 cups kale, chopped into bite sized pieces

1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

salt, to taste

2 (14.5-ounce) cans ďŹ re-roasted tomatoes

juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)

black pepper, to taste

12 tablespoons pesto

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Preparation: Chicken grilling instructions: Heat an indoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat it with nonstick cooking spray, and grill the chicken on each side for 7-9 minutes, or until done. Heat a medium saucepan over high heat, and add the chicken broth and the quinoa. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 13-15 minutes until quinoa is cooked. Remove the quinoa from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes; uncover and uff with a fork. Stir the lemon, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and black pepper into the cooked quinoa, then set aside. Heat a large pot over medium-low and add the oil and carrots, cooking until the carrots begin to get soft. Add the kale and cook until wilted. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste if desired. Reduce the heat to low and add the tomatoes, cooked quinoa, and pesto. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Serve hot with the chicken sliced on top. Nutrition Facts: Yield: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup Calories 250 | Fat 8g | Carbohydrates 26g | Cholesterol 43mg | Sodium 420mg | Fiber 5g | Sugar 4g | Protein 19g

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DETOX SOUP Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 cups water 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup lentils, dried 2 teaspoons cumin ¼ teaspoon salt black pepper, to taste 2 cups cabbage, shredded 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 4 cups kale, coarsely chopped ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Preparation: Heat a large stock pot over medium heat and add the oil, onion, sweet potato, and red bell pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes soften and take on color. Add the water, chicken broth, lentils, cumin, salt and black pepper and bring to a boil, then reduce to low for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes and lentils are tender. Add the cabbage and beans and continue simmering for 4-6 minutes. Add the kale and red pepper flakes, taste for seasoning, and simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until the kale is wilted. Nutrition Facts: Yield: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1¼ cup Calories 201 | Fat 2g | Carbohydrates 37g | Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 212mg | Fiber 8g | Sugar 4g | Protein 11g

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SPINACH DIP Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients: 1 (8-ounce) package 1⁄3 less fat cream cheese, softened ¾ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon minced garlic ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup reduced-fat mozzarella shredded cheese 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl, using a spatula, stir together the softened cream cheese, yogurt, garlic, salt, black pepper and onion powder. Add in the artichoke hearts, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, and stir to combine. Transfer to 1½-2 quart baking dish and top with the Parmesan cheese. Bake until the cheese is browned and the sides are bubbly, 15-20 minutes. Nutrition Facts: Yield: 16 servings | Serving Size: 1⁄4 cup Calories 78 | Fat 5g | Carbohydrates 3g | Cholesterol 16mg Sodium 234mg | Fiber 1g | Sugar 0g | Protein 5g

Recipes Courtesy of Popculture.com is the nation’s go-to source for all things pop culture and speaks to fans that eat, sleep and play amidst today’s prevailing trends and provides an authentic, one-of-a-kind view of the contemporary landscape.

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Now Open Drake's Hamburg | 1880 Pleasant Ridge Drive

McLeod's Coffee House | 376 Southland Drive

Central Kentucky’s favorite spot to come play is open in Hamburg! Burgers, beers and lots of fun can be found at this American eatery from the Bluegrass Hospitality Group.

This non-profit café employs people with special needs. Not only can you enjoy a truly great cup of coffee, but you can do so in an environment that is accessible and inclusive. It’s a gem in the growing Southland Drive community.

Sav's Restaurant and Gourmet Ice Cream | 630 E Main Street Sav’s has moved to Main Street, offering not only more parking but also the room for them to combine some of their longtime local favorite West African dishes with new offerings, including 20 flavors of Sav’s Chill ice cream.

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Not Your Ordinary Vegan (NYOV) | 1313 North Limestone Freshly opened on December 5, NYOV takes a different approach to vegan fare, with exciting dishes like BBQ Sliders, Brat Dog Hoagies and Chili Cheese Fries on the menu.

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Southland Bagel | 428 Southland Drive

East End Tap and Table | 333 East Main Street, Suite 180

Check out their handmade bagels and cream cheese in the growing Southland Drive community.

Featuring classic American fare with international twists, this casual eatery and tap house is perfect for after work drinks or dinner with friends.

Southern Deli & Tavern | 207 South Limestone Enjoy deli sandwiches with a southern spin, served alongside a full bar, on South Limestone. Frank's Donuts | 549 East Third Street Frank’s Donuts is already a local favorite in Paris, Winchester and Georgetown. The new Lexington location brings their old fashioned donuts to town. Spark Community Café | 175 N Main Street, Versailles Spark strives to provide an excellent dining experience to all customers, regardless of their means. This pay-what-you-can restaurant alleviates food insecurity by creating truly excellent food. They are located on North Main Street in Versailles.

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Coming Soon ItalX | City Center

El Cid | 304 South Limestone

Located at the corner of West Main and South Upper in the City Center block, ItalX will feature a menu by chef Jonathan Lundy. Expect house-made pasta, small plates and unique takes on Italian tastes.

Located in the former Sav’s Grill & West African Cuisine spot on South Limestone, El Cid will feature tacos and Mexican street food. Stings Lounge | 123 West Main Street

Northside Common Market | 101 West Loudon Also called the Julietta Market his 23,000 square foot year-round public market is slated to open in mid-2020. The NoLi Community Development Corporation considers it an extension of their popular Night Market, featuring multiple vendors and a community atmosphere where neighbors can shop, eat and connect. Woke Junk Food Vegan | Various Chef and Owner Anetra’s food appears all over town in popups. She’s expanding into catering and regular appearances at the Night Market in 2020. The Greatroom Restaurant and Bar | 304 South Limestone Located inside The Marriott City Center Hotels just off the main entrance, this eatery will serve as the hotels’ main dining area for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is slated to open just after the New Year.

This bar and nightclub will be in the former Trust Lounge space. It is slated to open in early February. Infinity: Skybar & Café | 150 West Main Street Executive chef Jonathan W. Henderson said that the menu for The Marriott City Center Hotels’ second eatery will feature flavors from the many places he has worked previously around the country, including the French Laundry, Kiawah Island and New Orleans. It should be opening in early January, serving lunch and dinner until midnight. 20|20 Rooftop | 161 North Limestone From the owners of Centro, this beautiful glass-enclosed bar will be situated on top of the corner of Limestone and Church streets. Stylish interiors, incredible views, reflined cocktails and snack fare will greet guests.

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EATS & ENTERTAINMENT BBN

BBN basketball

PJ'sPointers to Keion Brooks Jr.

story by Larry Vaught Photos courtesy of Vicky Graff and uk athletics

Keion Brooks Jr. says long before he was being recruited by the University of Kentucky he knew former Wildcat P.J. Washington, who is now having a fabulous rookie season with the Charlotte Hornets. The UK freshman said Washington’s success at UK had a “good influence” on his decision to sign with the Wildcats. “I saw what he was able to do coming here and the success he had,” Brooks Jr. said. “I also got some pointers and little nuances of how to be successful here from him, and that has been good for me.” Brooks said Washington told him about the Kentucky fan support but he quickly learned just how admired UK basketball players are and become role models for young fans across the state. “It’s nothing I necessarily asked for, but I know that comes with it. I have to carry myself in a way — I know little kids and other people are looking at me, so I have to carry myself in a way that’s being a good citizen, being a good person and always doing things the right way,” Brooks said. He learned that from his father, Keion Brooks Sr. who played basketball at Wright State and then professionally. “My dad being a Division I player and turning professional for a couple of years and then he gave up his dream of being a professional player to raise me and put me where I am today. He has had a great impact on my life,” Brooks Jr. said. “Every time I step on the court I try to make sure I am doing him justice and being a good representation of him on the court. “He knows I am in college now and have a lot of my plate, so he tries to back off a little bit. He still calls me and asks me about stuff but he knows I have a lot going on so he doesn’t want to add any pressure that’s not needed. But never doubt that he’s been a huge impact on my life and basketball.”

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Equine EATS & ENTERTAINMENT

EQUINE UPDATE story by Megan Hillenmeyer

KEENELAND YEAR ROUND TOUR Each Tuesday and Saturday through March 2020 Keeneland Race Course

SNOWBIRD DRESSAGE January 11, 2020 Kentucky Horse Park - Covered Arena Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike.

The perfect outing for those interested in Keeneland history or horseracing in general, this outdoor guided walking tour takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, around the grounds, into the renowned Sales Pavilion (when available) and trackside. After the tour, guests are encouraged to enjoy breakfast at the Track Kitchen, browse the Keeneland Gift Shop or check out the Library, one of the largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred.

KEENELAND JANUARY HORSES OF ALL AGES SALE BULLS, BANDS AND BARRELS

January 13–17 Keeneland Sales Pavilion Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale is noted for highquality broodmare prospects and short yearlings (horses born the previous year) and for being among the final opportunities for breeders to obtain stock as breeding season nears. Spectators are welcome to attend the sale and can walk the grounds, take a seat around the auction arena or enjoy food and beverages in the Limestone Café or Pavilion Bar.

February 8, 2020 Kentucky Horse Park - Covered Arena For one night only, come out to the rodeo to watch some of the rankest bulls and bull riders in the Southeast, as well as some of the fastest equine to ever go around a 3 barrel pattern. Guests will also enjoy food, drinks and live music by Whitney Morgan and The Wooks. Tickets start at $30 for adults and $12 for kids.

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DECEMBER PREVIEW PARTY Courtesy Acura | December 4 topsinlex.com Photos by Teresa Harris

SANTA CLAUS AND KEITH YARBER

MISCHELL LEE AND AUTUMN BARBER

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CHUCK CRAIG AND LORYN MCANINCH

TARA BRICKEY, BURTON LEGEAR, URSULA & MIKE EDMONDSON

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MEGAN MARTIN AND DESTIN SMITH

JENNIFER DRENNAN

KATE JONES, CLAIRE TAUER AND KATE KERWIN

CINDY LOU WHO

TA’NEILE SIMMONS

HUNTER LISLE, KATIE & ROB WILCOX WITH CHERYL EADENS

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KHAKY

TREES OF LIFE Distillery Square at The Grand Reserve | November 22 Benefiting the Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky khaky.org Photos by Ruth Weinstock

ASHLEIGH FLANERY AND EASTON CODE JOINTER

MICHELE HURT AND LACEY SCHOLLENBERGER

MYRON BLAIR, KIMBERLY POTTER-BLAIR, MEOCHA & JOSHUA WILLIAMS

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FAYE HERNDON AND WENDY D. DIXIE

GRESHAM SHEPHERD AND EMILY SCHWENK


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JEFF MEADOR

LEIGH ANN & TOMMY FITZPATRICK

KAHARI MOORE AND HOLLY MARCIN

CARRIE HUTCHINS AND CHELSEY KEESY

TOM LITTLE

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GOODGIVING CHALLENGE

PHILANTHROPARTY City Hall | December 3 Benefiting Blue Grass Community Foundation’s 2019 GoodGiving Challenge www.bgcf.org Photos by Woody Phillips

BETH ELLEN ROSENBAUM AND CHASE MILLER

HEATHER LYONS AND KRISTIN VOSKUHL

DAN KOETT

JASON TATE

CARRIE THAYER CARDWELL, LISA ADKINS, BROOKE RABY, CHUCK CREACY AND CAREY CAIRO

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SHERI ESTILL, LINDA GORTON AND JOELLEN WILHOITE

LAUREN PARSONS

LISA CASWELL JOHNSON AND MCKENNA BARTKO

BRIANA PERSLEY

JACKIE POWELL

SARAH HARCOURT WATTS

JEANA KLEVENE, JESSICA SPERATOS, JENNA ELAM AND JENNIFER REYNOLDS

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CARSON’S

REPEAL PROHIBITION DAY PARTY Carson’s Food and Drink | December 5 carsonsfoodanddrink.com Photos by Woody Phillips

CASSIDY MOORE, MARK FICHTNER AND RUSS TUCKER

CARSON FICHTNER AND STEFANIE ROGERS

FRED JACKSON

MAKER’S MARK SNOWFLAKE BOTTLE DIPPING

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CAITY SECAMIGLIO

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NORTHPOINTE BANK

TOYS FOR TOTS TOY DRIVE Kentucky Theatre | December 11 northpointe.com Photos by Paul Atkinson

CRAIG SPENCER, RYAN STEVENS AND MILES MAGYAR

DIANE GOLDTHORPE AND RUSS KAELIN

SHANTELL, LEILANI AND JAMES HILL WITH SANTA CLAUS

JAYNE VIENS COX AND JOY MURPHY

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HAROLD POLUS AND ERICH LOWE


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YMCA

REINDEER RAMBLE Keeneland | December 7 ymcacky.org Photos by Ruth Weinstock

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

WILDCATS VS. LOUISVILLE CARDINALS Kroger Field | November 30 ukathletics.com Photos by Rob Bolson

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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

WILDCATS VS. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS Rupp Arena | December 14 ukathletics.com Photos by Danny Pendleton

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Concert with the Stars

Diamond Rings & Pretty Things VIP Event

8pm Lexington Opera House

4-9pm Lexington Center

Jess Hilarious

7:15pm & 9:45pm Comedy off Broadway

Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

JANUARY 4

UK Alumni Pep Rally

UK Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri 2pm Rupp Arena

Twelfth Night Ceili

7:30-9pm The Kentucky Castle

9:30am-2pm Hilton Lexington Downtown

JANUARY 12

7-10pm Pivot Brewing

Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show

Jess Hilarious

11am Lexington Center

7:15pm & 9:45pm Comedy off Broadway

Kathy Mattea

JANUARY 10 UK Gymnastics Excite Night 6pm Rupp Arena

JANUARY 11 UK Men’s Basketball vs. Alabama 12pm Rupp Arena

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6:30-8pm The Kentucky Castle

JANUARY 13 WWE Presents: Monday Night RAW 7:30pm Rupp Arena


JANUARY 14

JANUARY 18

Soup & Bread

The Spongebob Musical

JANUAY 15

JANUARY 19

CSA Farm Share Program 2020

The Spongebob Musical

JANUARY 17

Fairytale Tour with Princesses

6pm Wild Fig

12-1pm Phoenix Building

Harlem Globetrotters 7pm Rupp Arena

St. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band

1 & 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

12pm UK Center for Community Outreach

The Spongebob Musical

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

2020 Summer Camp Recruitment Fair 5-8pm Fayette County 4-H

2pm & 7pm Singletary Center

MLK Day Celebration

10am-2pm Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

1 & 6:30pm Lexington Opera House

3-4:30pm The Kentucky Castle

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Ballet 5pm Singletary Center

7:30pm Singletary Center

MLK Day of Service

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Ballet

JANUARY 21 UK Men's Basketball vs. Georgia 7pm Rupp Arena

JANUARY 24 Opening Reception 5-9pm Loudon House

JANUARY 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Community Celebration 12:30pm Carnegie Center

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Freedom March & Program 10am Heritage Hall

JANUARY 25 Dinosaur World Live

11am & 3pm Lexington Opera House

PBR: Professional Bull Riders 6:45pm Rupp Arena

Wizards & Witches Beer Festival 6pm Manchester Music Hall

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FEBRUARY 4

UK Men's Basketball vs. Vanderbilt

UK Men's Basketball vs. Mississippi State

1pm & 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

JANUARY 30

Bluegrass Sustainability Summit

2pm & 7pm The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

6:30pm Rupp Arena

Nicole Byer

7:15pm Comedy off Broadway

JANUARY 31 Black Jacket Symphony: Houses of the Holy 8pm Lexington Opera House

Nicole Byer

7:15pm & 9:45pm Comedy off Broadway

FEBRUARY 1 Nicole Byer

9pm Rupp Arena

8am-5:30pm Gatton Student Center

FEBRUARY 6 Fiddler on the Roof

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

FEBRUARY 7 Fiddler on the Roof

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

Selma the Musical: The Untold Stories 7pm The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

7:15pm & 9:45pm Comedy off Broadway

The Greatest Love of All 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

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7:30pm Singletary Center

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Fiddler on the Roof

Selma the Musical: The Untold Stories

FEBRUARY 9 Fiddler on the Roof

1pm & 6:30pm Lexington Opera House

Selma the Musical: The Untold Stories 3pm The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

FEBRUARY 13 KISS: End of the Road 7:30pm Rupp Arena

FEBRUARY 14 UK Symphony Orchestra: Valentine's Day 7:30pm Singletary Center


Luke Combs

7pm Rupp Arena

Lexington Ballet Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

FEBRUARY 18 The Office! A Musical Parody

Colour of Love Reception & Screening

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

5pm The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center

FEBRUARY 19

FEBRUARY 23

The Office! A Musical Parody

FEBRUARY 15 American Spiritual Ensemble & the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra perform the music of Duke Ellington 7:30pm Singletary Center

Lexington Ballet Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream 7:30pm Lexington Opera House

UK Men's Basketball vs. Ole Miss 2pm Rupp Arena

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

FEBRUARY 21 DL Hughley

7:15pm & 9:45pm Comedy Off Broadway

Wild Game Dinner & Sports Auction

6:30pm RJ Corman Railroad Group Hangar

FEBRUARY 22 Raul Midรณn & Lionel Loueke 7:30pm Singletary Center

FEBRUARY 16 Daddy Daughter Ball 5pm The Kentucky Castle

UK Men's Basketball vs. Florida 6pm Rupp Arena

DL Hughley

6pm & 8:30pm Comedy Off Broadway

DL Hughley

6pm Comedy Off Broadway

Lexington Chamber Chorale: Celebrating Black History Month 5pm Second Presbyterian Church

FEBRUARY 26 The You & Me Tour

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

FEBRUARY 28 Sturgill Simpson with special guest Tyler Childers 7:30pm Rupp Arena

FEBRUARY 29 UK Men's Basketball vs. Auburn 3:45pm Rupp Arena

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Breakfast with Santa at Bar Louie

Operation Military Cheer

Diane Gibson of Encore of Lexington wows the crowd at the Trees of Life Gala

Crinda and Alex Francke with Noelle Dick at the Lexus of Lexington Toys for Tots Holiday Party

Brandon Hedinger at The Lane Team Pancakes in Pajamas with Santa

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