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Who’s Who: Meet Lexington’s Bloggers

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New & Noteworthy

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Non-Profit Spotlight: First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass

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Art in the Bluegrass: Mind, Body, Spirit

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Leading Ladies

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Summer Accessories: Statement Summer

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TOP Dressed: Derby Edition

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Outfit of the Month: Lemonade Craze

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Gor-Jess: Rihanna’s Beachy Goddess Glow

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Health Report: Sun & Heat Protection

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Wow Wedding: Kelsey + Eli

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Tour of Homes: Blended Retreat

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Color Catalog: Ultra Violet

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Super Mom: Dana Peddicord

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Pets: It’s Tick Season

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Meet the Women of Bourbon

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Dining: Graze on Limestone

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popculture: Skinny Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken

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Dining al Fresco

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Beer & Wine of the Month

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BBN: UK’s New Ballpark

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Out & About

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Derby Recap

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TOPS May Preview Party

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Wine Women & Shoes

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Lexington Dream Factory Annual Gala

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Bourbon & Browns

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H’Artful of Fun Golden Gala

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KY Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala

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Education Builds Hope Luncheon

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Dancing with the Lexington Stars

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Derby Gras

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Encore 2018!

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OUT and ABOUT Pam Seales, Hannah Hatch, Brent Seales, Kyra Seevers, Eli & Mary Lynne Capilouto at the Women & Philanthropy Reception

Dancing with the Lexington Stars

Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event

Shelia Bayes Grand Opening at the Summit

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Proud Mary CrawďŹ sh Festival

Flower Power

Karen & Roy Mundy at Race Against Cancer

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Leading Ladies

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When we asked 5 local bloggers to come together with us for an evening of fun around town, it was like bringing a group of old friends together. Even though some of the ladies had never met, they all knew where their fellow bloggers were shopping, vacationing, eating and working out. (We can thank Instagram for that.) From food, photography and fashion, to beauty, faith and feminism, each of these women offer their fans a unique perspective on life in Lexington. They have created a brand and a business out of their own lives. With hard work, courage, dedication and a strong connection to their followers, these Leading Ladies are making a career out of inspiring our community, one post at a time. The most amazing part about our evening together was the support the girls showed each other. Unlike other industries, there is room for everyone to succeed as a digital influencer. Instead of competing with one another, these women are celebrating each other’s success. We could all take a page from their book (or blog) when it comes to supporting other women. photos by The Malicotes | story by Megan Hillenmeyer TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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shelby Back of Glitter &

Gingham

Check out Glitter & Gingham, a fun fashion and lifestyle blog where on any given day, you just might find a little juxtaposition, print mixing, a few wrinkled puppy faces and Shelby’s contagious smile. This powerhouse is twenty-something Lexingtonian who has an affinity for stacking her jewels a little too high and putting together outfits that are applicable for everyday wear. Follow along as Shelby finds her way through life, one outfit at a time! What’s the biggest challenge of working for yourself? Finding a balance! What’s the most rewarding part of being a blogger? Inspiring other women.

“Biggest challenge? Finding a balance.”

What’s your secret weapon to being a Leading Lady? A fully-charged iPhone. What blogs have you been reading lately? Sincerely Jules, a lifestyle and fashion Blog by Julie Sariñana. What’s your favorite cocktail? The prickly pear Margarita de Casa from Corto Lima! Where do you love to shop? The Summit at Fritz Farm. Any upcoming projects? Yes! I’ve teamed up with HomeGoods to promote their new Brannon Crossing location! Pleated Eliza dress in green and turquoise by Milly and fan earrings in pink, courtesy of Bella Rose

Life + Style

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bronwyn butler of Basically

Bronwyn

Basically Bronwyn is a Kentucky fashion and lifestyle blog created by Bronwyn Butler. While Bronwyn’s primary focus is creating budget friendly fashion inspiration and offering styling tips, she also loves to share her travels, goto beauty products and everyday life on social media. What’s your favorite thing about our city? I love how much pride the community has for Lexington. What is your biggest challenge in working for yourself? Staying on track with work projects and not getting distracted by things to do around the house. What’s the most rewarding aspect of blogging? Receiving encouraging messages from readers and engaging with my audience! In your opinion, who is a Leading Lady? Someone who is a positive and inspiring infuence in their community, whether online or local. What’s your favorite local eatery? Mi Pequeña Hacienda! Any upcoming projects? I just started an online fitness and nutrition boot camp with SmoFitness. I’ll be sharing my progress and information about the program on my blog. Sleeveless dress with bow detail in tangerine by Camilyn Beth and beaded earrings, courtesy of Monkee’s of Lexington

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“I love how much pride the community has for Lexington.”


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“I stand at the feet of so many Kentucky women business owners...”

Community

sarah caton

of Space, Place &

Southern Grace

Sarah Caton, author of the lifestyle blog Space, Place & Southern Grace is a blogger, photographer and brand strategist who loves celebrating the work of women. She is a fervent feminist who is deeply passionate about professionalism. She works to build stronger identities and workplace confidence for millennials. She believes in owning your creative power, flexing your interpersonal assets and actively working towards your goals. What’s the biggest challenge of working for yourself? Learning how to say “No!” What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a blogger? The people I get to meet. Who are the most inspiring women in your life? I stand at the feet of so many Kentucky women business owners who have inspired me and paved the way for my success to be possible. What’s your secret to being a Leading Lady? A commitment to reflection, learning, inclusivity and equal representation! What do you love about our city? The maker’s markets and small business support. Any upcoming projects? I’m working on book #2!

Lifestyle

La Petite Robe dress in aqua by Chiara Boni and pearl earrings, courtesy of Carl Meyers

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Food

leela foley

of Lex Eats

Born and raised in Lexington, Leela Foley worked as a publicist for food and wine brands while living in New York City. Now back in town, Leela takes her readers on a journey of Central Kentucky’s best eats, from new restaurants and hidden dining gems to delicious recipes. Check out this native’s take on food and life in Lex. What do you love most about Lexington? The ever-growing food scene! What’s the most rewarding part of being a blogger? Connecting with followers, other bloggers and the community. What’s your favorite local eatery? OBC Kitchen. What’s your favorite drink? Rosé all day! Who are some women who have inspired you in your life? My mom, grandmothers and sister,

“A real Leading Lady is one who uses their influence to spread love, kindness and positivity.”

What makes a Leading Lady? One who uses their influence to spread love, kindness and positivity. What’s your secret weapon to being a Leading Lady? Waking up early! Any upcoming projects? The Lexington Ice Cream Guide... stay tuned! Romper in cobalt blue by Askari, beaded earrings and bracelets, courtesy of Pirie

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Allison Jenks

of PinkLouLou

What’s the most rewarding part of blogging? My hair and makeup business that I own with my business partner Dana was born through my blog, which is just crazy! What is your secret weapon as a Leading Lady? You get further in life with sugar than salt–write that down. Kindness never goes out of style. How do you balance your work and your life? I work while my husband works. That way, we can enjoy the time we have together without being distracted by our phones. Who’s your sidekick? A 12-year-old pug named Sadie Any upcoming projects? Well, I relaunched by blog, Pink Lou Lou–so yay! Lots has changed since I started blogging back in 2009, so I have been busy playing catch up! Dress in coral by Endless Rose and earrings in cream, courtesy of Peplum

Beauty

Co-owner of PinkLouLou Designs, Allison Jenks is the brains and beauty behind a much-loved beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog. Allison’s goal is to inspire women daily, and to take the intimidation out of makeup. She has been beautifying brides in the Bluegrass for over 6 years, and repeatedly finds that many of her clients truly have no clue where to start when it comes to beauty products. Allison makes makeup fun again, no matter your experience level!

“My business was born through my blog, which is just crazy!”

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New &NOTEWORTHY MOVING:

girlsgirlsgirls is Now on South Limestone The best burritos with the weirdest name. A local love that’s flown under the radar is making a splash at its new location at 395 South Limestone. GIRLSGIRLSGIRLS BURRITOS offers late-night burritos, house-made tamales, quesadillas, fresh fried chips and snacks plus rotating specials made fresh. Try the el Producto, with smoked Kentucky pork or crispy tofu wrapped up and grilled in a flour tortilla with jack cheese, avocado, salsa verde and perfect pink cabbage coleslaw. Of course, you won’t want to miss the S’more Chimichanga, which is exactly as decadent as you’d expect. Their menu is creative, thrilling and best of all, closer than ever! Get a pick-up or delivery order started at: girlsgirlsgirlsburritos.com

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NEW IN TOWN:

EverybodyFights is Here! EverybodyFights, an award-winning boxing gym with locations in New York City, Boston and Chicago, announced that they’re extending their reach from the Northeast to the Midwest territory. The expansion will begin with the flagship facility in Lexington, which opened June 1st. EVERYBODYFIGHTS was founded by George Foreman III, son of the twotime heavyweight champion George Foreman Sr. The gym combines the grit of a traditional boxing gym and the luxury amenities and aesthetics of today’s hottest studios, making EverybodyFights one of the most disruptive models in the fitness industry. EverybodyFights Kentucky is the company’s first partnership location, and is a partnership deal with Royce Pulliam who developed 30 plus health clubs over 20 years in 10 states. The 9,000 sq. ft. location includes 3 classrooms, 150+ lockers, 12 showers, 2 steam rooms, 30+ cardio machines, 50+ heavy bags, a weight room, pro shop and more. They offer 100+ classes per week! Learn more: EverybodyFights.com


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KENTUCKY NEWS:

It’s Better in the Bluegrass Kentucky’s cuisine is a delicious tradition steeped in history, local ingredients and good taste. Discover it all along the BETTER IN THE BLUEGRASS CULINARY TRAIL, announced in early May by the Kentucky Department of Tourism. Restaurants at nine Kentucky State Parks are offering special meals that reflect the unique tastes and traditions of Kentucky’s culinary heritage. From burgoo and mutton barbecue to chow-chow and moonshine, there’s so much to discover! Want to try these great meals? Pick up a Culinary Passport at the front desk of any Kentucky State Park. To prepare, you can also download a free guide to the trail on their website. Journey to each of the destinations to collect the stamps and savor the flavors of the Bluegrass. When you’ve collected stamps from all nine participating parks, mail your passport back to the Kentucky Department of Tourism for a free gift! Get your adventure started: BetterInTheBluegrass.com

DID YOU KNOW?

You Can Sip & Shop at The Summit! One of the great things that sets THE SUMMIT AT FRITZ FARM apart is the fact that you can take your drink with you as you stroll and shop, whether you’re listening to live tunes on The Green or browsing their incredible stores. #sipshopsummit with your friends this summer at The Summit! June 1st from 6-8pm, join them as they kick off their Party on the Back Porch event. Enjoy live music, libations and more all summer long! There will be a Low Country Boil from Smithtown Seafood and live tunes by Bebo Baxter. The Back Porch is accessible through The Barn or the pathway behind Brooks Brothers. Pets and adult beverages alike are permitted in this area. Then, head back every Saturday for great live music and more fun. That’s not all you’re missing. From their free Sweat Series to great tasting events, there’s so much happening at The Summit! Stay up to date with them on social media, or visit them online: TheSummitAtFritzFarm.com

MEREDITH’S PICK:

Get Polished at Varnish Nail Shoppe If you’re looking for a cool new spot to get your nails done, check out VARNISH NAIL SHOPPE on North Limestone in the heart of downtown Lexington. Offering manicures and pedicures tailored for both men and women in a gorgeous space, Varnish offers all the services you’d find at a traditional nail salon, plus more -- including everything from custom nail art to the ultimate relaxation experience: eye masks made from botanical extracts and plant derived active ingredients with a heated neck wrap! The venue itself is gorgeous, with rustic hardwoods, exposed wood beams, comfy salon chairs and modern details throughout. All the products used at Varnish are non-toxic with no harsh chemicals. In fact, they boast that their products have “no fumes, no animal cruelty, no animal derivatives.” Plus, the colors are long lasting, so you can enjoy your mani/pedi even longer. A few pro tips: Bring your own flip flops! To reduce waste, Varnish does not offer disposable flops. They do, however, sell some super cute flops with various designs. Also, because the space is small, Varnish requests that its customers make reservations online or by calling/texting the salon. It’s also the perfect spot to have a private mani/pedi party! They’re open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Online: varnishnailshoppe.com Instagram: @varnishnailshoppe

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New &NOTEWORTHY ANNIVERSARY:

Kentucky Eagle, Inc. Celebrates 70 Years! During the Great Depression, O.A. Bakhaus moved his family from Oklahoma to Kentucky, seeking a better life. He purchased the family business on March 1, 1948. In the years that followed, the company has been able to give back to our community, supporting countless local organizations and providing jobs to many Kentuckians. Kentucky Eagle, Inc. celebrates 70 years as a family-owned business, and they look forward to a future of family leadership for generations to come. Many of us have heard the names Bud Light, Budweiser, Stella, Yuengling, etc., but how those products get from the breweries into the consumers’ hands is by local distributors like Kentucky Eagle. While Eagle is known for being the local distributor of Anheuser-Busch products (LEED Certified), their portfolio also includes many wines, spirits, local craft beers, food (Kentucky Proud’s MooShine Beer Cheese) and non-alcoholic beverages. This business rarely gets days off. “When everyone else is out having fun, we are working to deliver your favorite beers,” says Kentucky Eagle Vice President, Tate Sherman. And as a result, “over the past several years, I have enjoyed working with local suppliers to bring their products to retailers thus, helping grow local breweries, wineries, and distilleries while providing consumers what they want.” Tate is the first of the 3rd generation of family ownership at Kentucky Eagle. After graduating from college and working at AnheuserBusch, she decided to return to Kentucky to pursue the family legacy. “Being an active member of a family-owned business presents its own unique set of circumstances, such as how to keep business and family life separate, how does the next generation of family members get the opportunity to learn the skills they need to run the business successfully, and how does the family weave the new family members into the business alongside the current management team while keeping everything in balance,” she explained. To face this unique challenge, Tate built a foundation of knowledge of their industry. She began in the sign department, worked on delivery trucks, in the warehouse, ran a sales route, served as a Key Account Manager, then as an On-Premise Sales Manager. Then moving her way up the ladder, serving as the Sales Manager of the Wine & Spirits Department, landing her role as the Equity Manager for the Anheuser Busch Portfolio and now Vice President of Kentucky Eagle, Inc. Currently Tate’s brother, Michael Russell, has begun the same process to build his foundation and learn the dynamics of being involved in a family business. Tate is driven and competitive by nature, and she’s proud to carry on the legacy that her grandfather started 70 years ago. “Our mom gently reminds my brother and I that the success rate for 3rd generation businesses is very low,” she said. “Challenge accepted!”

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New &NOTEWORTHY NEW IN TOWN:

Floyd’s 99 Cuts, Color, Shave is Rockin’ on Malabu Dreaming of a new ‘do? Do it old school with FLOYD’S 99 CUTS, COLOR, SHAVE Barbershop, which just opened in The Venue at Nicholasville Road and Malabu Drive. The vintage, rock n’ roll vibe inside makes everyone who sits in a stylist’s chair feel like a superstar. They offer cuts and color for both men and women, as well as shaves and waxing. As a full-service barbershop, Floyd’s offers both current and classic styles. Owners David Jones and Lindsey Combs Jones are thrilled to welcome everyone to discover the Floyd’s difference. Learn more: FloydsBarberShop.com

MOVING:

Martine’s is Making Downtown a Little Sweeter How sweet it is! One of Kentucky’s most beloved pastry shops and has a new location. MARTINE’S PASTRIES is now at 400 East Third Street in a charming historic structure. With the additional space offered by the new building, they’ve added a cafe with upstairs and downstairs seating, making it perfect for grabbing a croissant for breakfast or even a salad for lunch!

MOVING:

Feather & Blade is now on North Ashland It seems like the National Avenue/Warehouse Block district gets cooler every day. Feather & Blade has moved to 332 North Ashland Avenue, bringing bespoke brows to the area. Their signature service utilizes microblading to create hairstroke brows that are believable and beautiful. They also offer lash enhancement liner, lash extensions, areola repigmentation, permanent freckles and tinting services. Learn more at: fbbrows.com

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ANNIVERSARY:

alone’s is Celerating 20 Years of Great Food and Excellent Service

It’s hard to believe that one of Lexington’s favorite spots for business lunches, romantic dinners and gatherings of all kinds is two decades old. Bluegrass Hospitality Group was launched in 1998 by Brian McCarty and Bruce Drake. The two had a rich background in the restaurant industry, but wanted to create something that put over-the-top hospitality at the forefront. Founded 20 years ago, MALONE’S on Lansdowne was their flagship eatery, and it has been a staple of the neighborhood and Lexington community ever since. Cheers to BHG, and happy 20th birthday to Malone’s! Learn more: BluegrassHospitality.com

NEW IN TOWN:

A TagaBrew is Forever

Of course you can still find the same signature desserts that Lexington has come to know and love, and they’ll still be creating their breathtaking wedding cakes.

Enjoying a drink is an ephemeral experience–your beer is here one minute, then gone the next. One company aims to make that experience last a lifetime. TAGABREW is a copper memory tag you collect as you bar hop! They host fun events to make collecting tags completely unforgettable.

Learn more: MartinesPastries.com

For the latest events, find TagaBrew on social media: TagaBrewKY

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Non-Profit SPOTLIGHT:

First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass story by Sarah Boerkircher

The time in which Dr. Judy Jackson grew up was one of intense racial segregation. Raised in North Carolina in the 1960s, Dr. Jackson was the sixth of seven daughters born to sharecroppers. Her father was illiterate, unable to write his own name. Her mother had only completed eighth grade when she was taken out of school to be a seamstress.

Dr. Jackson’s father died when she was 16, so he never got to see his daughters go to college, which all seven did. Dr. Jackson’s sisters went to historically black colleges or universities, but she chose to attend The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, at the time, a historically white institution. “In those racially charged times, I, along with the 200 other blacks, integrated the 6,000-student Greensboro campus of the University of North Carolina,” she remembered. “It was made known that we were not welcome.”

“My mother constantly reminded us that the only way to escape the poverty and social oppression that we knew was to ‘Get your education! Get your education! No one can take that away from you,’” Dr. Jackson recalled. First-generation students like Dr. Jackson are those that will be the first in their families to earn a college degree. The First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass, are dedicated to helping and empowering female firstgeneration students in Kentucky realize their full potential.

Dr. Judy Jackson

During Dr. Jackson’s second year at UNC Greensboro, she explained that her French Professor was the first white person to acknowledge that she was extremely intelligent. He would write a comment on each of her homework assignments and test papers: “Qu’est-ce-que vous êtes intélligente!” or “Quelle est vôtre majeur?” or “Qu’est-ce-que vous allez

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“My mother constantly reminded us that the only way to escape the poverty and social oppression that we knew was to ‘Get your education!’” faire?” and “Avez-vous pensé au graduate school?” He recognized that she had potential and remained her mentor and friend well into his eighties. Dr. Jackson went on to work at Bucknell University, Cornell University, New York University (NYU), Vassar College, the University of Kentucky and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She graduated from Bucknell University with her master’s degree and Harvard University with her Doctor of Education. She started her administrative career at Bucknell University, where she completed a Master of Arts in French-African Literature, Geography and Foreign Policy. She then moved to Ithaca, NY and served for a few years as Assistant Dean in the College of Engineering at Cornell University, followed by several years at MIT as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, an ombudsman for the President, and finally as Special Advisor to the Provost on Faculty Diversity. While at MIT, Dr. Jackson’s son and daughter started college. During those years, she completed a Doctor of Education degree at Harvard University. After another two years in the Boston area as Chief of Staff and Clerk of the Corporation at Babson College, she went to NYU as Associate VP for Student Affairs, and then Dean of the College at Vassar College before she was recruited to the University of Kentucky as the first Vice President for Institutional Diversity. “These positions and personal travel gave me the opportunity to visit a total of 23 different countries,” she said. “At the University of Kentucky, I had the privilege of teaching very smart and caring students like Chrissy Herren, the founder of First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass. I salute Chrissy and her mother for the work that they so lovingly are doing to give back and advance the success of other young women.”

First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass Chrissy Herron, founder and vice president of First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass (FGWAB), will be the first to tell you that Dr. Jackson is the inspiration behind FGWAB and the reason she founded the organization. “Dr. Jackson was my professor when I was in graduate school at the University of Kentucky and she now serves on the advisory board for First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass,” Chrissy said. “Dr. Jackson’s personal narrative is so compelling—

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she was made to feel unwanted and inferior. The obstacles that she overcame were powered by her intelligence and the confidence that her French professor gave her to continue her education. Our mission is to help other first generation college women recognize their potential and graduate.” Chrissy’s graduate thesis on first-generation students shed light on the obstacles that many first-generation students face, even those that receive academic scholarships. “I learned firsthand that first-generation students typically have no other option than to work 40 hours per week on top of an 18hour course load,” she said. “They were expected to maintain a certain grade point average to qualify for their academic scholarship, so they often skip eating or buying food to cover the cost of books or a computer, which they needed to complete many courses that have online components.” As Chrissy explained, it quickly became apparent to her, and her mother, that something could and needed to be done to help bridge the gap. “My mother and I have a passion to help young women succeed,” said Chrissy. “We realized that small scholarships, up to $1,000, could provide the extra funds needed to meet necessary school expenses. Our mission is to help women who will be the first in their families to graduate from college succeed.” Female students from the University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community Technical College and Transylvania University will be considered for scholarship starting in April 2019. The goal of FGWAB is to offer scholarship money for books, fees, housing, course supplies, professional conferences, participation in student leadership and study abroad—essentials that are not covered by traditional scholarships. In addition, starting in the fall of 2018, professional mentoring for scholarship recipients will be provided. As Chrissy explained, whether we realize it or not, we each have the potential to make a difference in someone else’s life. “Dr. Jackson’s illustrious career as a first generation female college graduate, her enthusiasm and unwavering support for the mission of Women Achievers of the Bluegrass have made her the organization’s luminous North Star and guiding light.”•


Helping College Women Realize Their Potential First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass (FGWAB) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering first-generation female students, women identified as the first in their families to earn a college degree. FGWAB provides scholarships to firstgeneration female students enrolled at The University of Kentucky, Transylvania University and Bluegrass Community Technical College. FGWAB accepts volunteers for its mentor program. Those interested in mentoring can request more information by emailing firstgenwomenbg@gmail.com Donations stay local; they can be mailed to this address: First Generation Women Achievers of the Bluegrass Attn: Magda Perez Bank of the Bluegrass 215 Southland Drive Lexington, KY 40503

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Art

Community

in the

Bluegrass:

Mind, body, spirit

A local fitness studio has found a colorful way to show their love for the community they inhabit. CycleYOU is giving local students a unique opportunity to let their voices be heard through art this month with a mural that will change the face of one downtown street... story by Jen Roytz

The popular cycling-based workout studio will be hosting children from area schools to pair with local artists to create a mural on the CycleYou parking lot walls on Corral Street in downtown Lexington on June 5th through 7th. The idea was the brainchild of CycleYOU owner Noelle Dick, who says the reason behind the eventual-annual initiative is multi-layered. “We want to be a part of the community and the neighborhood we’re in,” said Noelle of CycleYOU, which is in its third year of operation in their downtown location. “If you drive by our building now, there is a tremendous amount of white space. We hope to eventually have that space covered by murals created by the kids growing up in this neighborhood. Hopefully they’ll feel a sense of pride every time they see it.” CycleYOU put a call out to area schools, inviting them to have students submit artwork based on the theme “Mind, Body, Spirit.” Two submissions from students at Harrison and Ashland Elementary Schools – both within a two-mile radius of CycleYOU – were selected to be featured on the workout studio’s inaugural mural. Local artists Michelle Armstrong and Jeremy Burch will outline the mural based on the winning submissions, then guide the students and others to recreate the portraits on a much larger scale. Michelle and Jeremy are both active in Lexington’s art scene and have a passion for developing artistic talent in local youth. Michelle teaches visual arts and media at Cardinal Valley Elementary School and has created public works of art in Lexington, including The Hive Mural (156 Deweese St.), the Gardenside Park Mural (located in the Kroger on Alexandria Dr.) and a mural at the HOPE Center. Jeremy, who is a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music, is in the process of illustrating his second children’s book and is the artist behind murals at Ethereal Brewing, Megaminds Educare and the Amazon.com warehouse in Lexington.

▲ Artwork by students of ashland elementary Allison Capley, Una O’Leary, Mitchell McNeal, Riley Royse, Nikan Rosenau, Foster Thompson, Natalie Miller, Luke Rogers, Alice Messerli, Lucille Montague, Clara Fuller, Clara Hildebrandt, Colin Deskins, Noah Ferguson & Jack Clifford

Noelle also reached out to Lexington law enforcement officials to invite them to take part in the event, pairing them with the students to paint and create their works of art. “I want these kids to have good interactions and relationships with police at a young age so they’re more apt to trust and believe in law enforcement as they get older,” she said. “We’ll have music playing and have our own staff on hand to give them a fun, creative atmosphere as they paint.” Painting of the mural at CycleYOU will take place June 5th through 7th from 9am until noon each day at CycleYOU (165 Midland Avenue in Lexington). •

▲ Artwork by Alia Hicks of Harrison Elementary: “They are holding each other’s hands because they are friends. If someone is loney or sad, we meed to help them and be their friend.”

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Who runs the world? According to the US Census Bureau, women own upwards of 10 million businesses nationwide. That figure doesn’t include businesses that women coown with men or businesses that are managed by women. And the number of women-owned businesses has nearly doubled since the ‘90s. In Lexington, women hold leadership positions with countless local businesses, shaping the future of our city while providing the services that help everything run smoothly today. From finance to beauty, fashion to healthcare, women occupy key roles in virtually every industry in Central Kentucky. Meet some powerful women who are guiding local businesses toward a more successful tomorrow. photos by Keni Parks | stories by Sarah Boerkircher

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Tate Sherman of

Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

2440 Innovation Dr. • Lexington, KY 859.252.3434 • KyEagle.net

The spirit of leadership is in Tate Sherman’s blood. Her grandfather, O.A. Bakhaus, moved to Kentucky during the depression to start a new life for his family. “Because of one man from Oklahoma with a vision and a drive, for 70 years Kentucky Eagle has been able to give back to our community, support our community and provide jobs to 160 Kentucky families,” Tate says. Upon graduating with a business degree from Ole Miss in 2003 (you’ll often hear her shout, “Hotty Toddy!”), she took a job with AnheuserBusch, which gave her a unique perspective on the industry. She moved back to Lexington and became the third generation of Bakhaus-family leadership at Kentucky Eagle; she is currently the company’s Vice President. “To build my foundation of knowledge of our business, a personal development plan was created to make sure I developed the skills necessary to run a business,” she says. She had mentors in each of the departments she worked with, including her mother, Owner and President Ann Bakhaus. From working on delivery trucks to managing sales, she learned how to run the business from the ground up–and became the first on the team to earn her fork lift operator’s license in heels. “All of my mentors were hard on me and I appreciated that because I knew they had my best interest at heart and I knew they wanted to see me be successful.” Tate has been excited to see the industry change. “Women in key roles within the beer industry have increased dramatically over the last fifteen years, which is a major change from when my mom started in the business, but there still is a lot of improvement to be made in this area for women. I honestly have not had a problem working in that environment,” she says. “The men I work beside at our company treat me as an equal member of the team; they look at me as someone who adds different talents and perspectives to the team, which are welcomed.” Tate wants the next generation to think of Lexington as a promising place to start their careers. “A lot of young adults leave Lexington and move to what they think are bigger and better cities, but Lexington is amazing!” She adds, “It’s a great, safe city that offers anyone the ability to have any career that they choose. Basically, the key to growing your career is staying in Lexington and doing your thing!”

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Erin Hershey Serrate, Selina Shepherd and Erin Fulkerson Hall of Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management

100 E. Vine St. Ste. 501 • Lexington 859.389.5300•ctbi.com/wtm Erin Serrate has worked in the investment advisory industry for 14 years and has spent the last nine years focused on wealth and trust management. “Being able to play a significant role in helping my clients find solutions, achieve their goals and create a legacy for their families is my motivation,” she says. When it comes to work/life balance, Erin notes, “It’s a challenge that requires continually prioritizing where I spend my time and focusing on what is most important and where the greatest need is at any moment.” Erin’s greatest inspiration is her mother. Despite having MS for nearly 40 years, and being wheelchair bound, Erin’s mom has never succumbed to her circumstances and still believes she can accomplish whatever she puts her mind to. “I have found it’s best to surround yourself with people you admire and have the qualities you aspire to possess,” Erin says. “Be intentional about spending time with them and learning from them.” Assistant Vice President and Relationship Officer, Selina Shepherd, has 26 years of experience in the banking industry, with the last eight years in wealth management, trust and estate services. The private wealth area of banking has been the most unique and rewarding experience in Selina’s career path because she says she is able to build relationships with clients that help develop and administer their family legacy. Family is very important to Selina; she credits her daughters for inspiring her every day to work hard. “I want to encourage them to pursue their dreams as they go through life. I am still working on having a good balance, but I think finding harmony with family, work, and social events is a struggle for a lot of women, especially working mothers.” Selina has found Lexington to offer many opportunities for women to start or expand their careers. She encourages all women, including her daughters, to stay motivated, work hard, continue to learn and always be willing to challenge yourself. “As I have learned, it is very rewarding to be in a career that you enjoy,” she says. Erin Fulkerson Hall, Vice President and Relationship Officer at Community Trust Wealth & Trust Management, has extensive experience in the estate planning, estate administration and corporate transaction fields. As Erin explains, coffee and a phenomenal village of support are what allow her to balance family, work and social obligations. “As the speech goes, having a successful career and a family takes a village,” Erin says. “My children, Eleanor, 5, and Briggs, 3, are my biggest motivators and my secret weapon is my village: my husband, parents, sister, in-laws and babysitter, who allow me to have the best of both worlds.”

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Gwen Riley of

GreenBox Heating & Air, Plumbing & Remodeling

1060 W. High St. • Lexington 859.278.0281 •GreenBoxAir.com Gwen Riley, President and Founder of GreenBox had served in the heating, air conditioning, and plumbing industry for 16 years before she felt called to start GreenBox in 2010. She wanted to create a company that served the industry differently. “I believe everyone deserves great service at a fair price. In particular, I wanted women to feel they have someone they can trust for home solution needs. I wanted to create a company that offers peace of mind for all home owners when it comes to home repairs,” she says. “At GreenBox, we take time to know our customers because to us, it’s all about relationships. We want our customers to know we care about them.” Gwen says that GreenBox operates under a peoplecentric model and strives to create an environment where employees can thrive. In addition to weekly technical and customer service classes, GreenBox offers a variety of personal development classes. These classes include financial education, healthy eating and weight loss and leadership. They conduct a company meeting monthly devoted to personal development. Gwen Riley also believes that business owners have a responsibility to give back to the community they serve. GreenBox’s 12 Months of Giving recognizes a different local non-profit each month. They provide commercial TV spots, social media posts, promote volunteer opportunities and provide financial support. “I’m also passionate about preserving history. We are who we are because of those that came before us,” Gwen states. GreenBox acquired Coleman Smith Heating & Air which started as Cranfill Frey in the 1920s. GreenBox has expanded into a 38,000 sq ft historical Lexington building. This historically restored building is now a state-of-the-art facility with energy efficient upgrades, locally sourced natural materials, advanced automation technology, indoor air quality products and a water filtration system. “This building was redesigned by the GreenBox family FOR the GreenBox family,” she says. Walls include motivational quotes and mission, vision, and value statements. It includes a workout facility, coffee bar, and advanced product training zones for staff. This space was designed with a growth mindset and incorporates innovative products and gives opportunity for individuals to thrive, and to service their customers. “When you understand that failure isn’t a permanent condition, but a learning opportunity, then you set yourself up for amazing potential. We’re excited for the future and a continued effort in serving our customers and giving back to our community,” says Gwen Riley, President & Founder.

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Tess Bechel & Amy Sherrow of Peoples Exchange Bank 901 Richmond Rd. • Lexington 859.269.0235 • pebank.com

Tess Bechel has performed several different roles during her 13 years in the financial industry. While Tess didn’t set out in banking thinking that it would be the career she fell in love with, it quickly became a lifelong career path that she is passionate about. “Each of the positions came with different challenges, but what I enjoyed most about each one was getting to work with customers face to face every day,” she says. “I have met so many great people along the way and I really embrace the challenges and the opportunities to continue to learn and grow year after year.” As Tess explains, she’s able to give 100 percent at work because she has a supportive employer as well as a great support system at home. “Once the work day is complete, I am able to leave work at work and go home and enjoy my family,” she says. “That balance has not always come easily to me, but I have gotten much better at it over the years. It helps that my children are my inspiration to work hard every day. I enjoy working hard to provide for

them, and hope to model a great work ethic for them in hopes that they will aspire to do great things.” Amy Sherrow began her career as a part-time teller with a local bank while she attended the University of Kentucky. During this time, she was offered a management position at the bank and accepted. She spent the next several years progressing through the retail management ranks while also finishing her master degrees. “I knew I wanted to pursue a more in-depth relationship management position, particularly on the credit side, so I accepted a position as a commercial lender at Peoples Exchange Bank,” she says. “In my current position, I am able to help commercial clients achieve their financial goals while working for a community bank that really cares about its customers.” Amy comes from a family of strong-willed women, who she credits for molding her into the woman she is today. Amy’s mother’s strength and authenticity and her grandmother’s self-less work ethic, have showed Amy the importance of working hard and building relationships along the way. “I believe that the relationships we maintain in life will always be the most important and rewarding thing that we will ever achieve,” she says. “Therefore, I focus on pouring into the people around me–at work, home and socially–as well as myself. At the end of the day, investing in these relationships, while taking time for me, equals success.” Sponsored Content | TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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Liz Fowler of

Bluegrass Care Navigators 2312 Alexandria Dr. • Lexington 859.296.6810• bgcarenav.org

Liz Fowler’s first work experiences were in a large hospital system, yet because of her family history, the hospice philosophy came naturally for her. “I learned at an early age we cared for our own at home,” she says. “In the 1980s, hospice was new to the U.S. healthcare system, so I was fortunate to be part of the movement early on.” As president and CEO of Bluegrass Care Navigators for the last 4 years, Liz has spent most of her 30-year career working in healthcare. She says, “Through the years, as the need for community based healthcare has grown, I’ve had the opportunity to start up and provide leadership for a variety of health care services that help individuals spend more time at home when they are ill.” Liz frequently reminds herself that there is always time to do what is most important. If she stays focused on her priorities, balance follows. Also, she says that balancing work and family is easier when you love what you do. “When someone is seriously ill, it’s very intimate to be present with them. It is also very rewarding to help a person with their suffering, whether it’s physical, spiritual, social or emotional” she says. “For me, working in hospice has helped me to keep perspective on what is important in my daily life. I try not to ‘sweat the small stuff.’” Liz continues to be inspired by the women and men who are hospice caregivers. For Liz, there is no better reward than helping someone navigate a difficult time or a new experience. She says that hospice caregivers embrace this experience and help patients and families live life to the fullest every day. “Whether they are professionals, family members or friends—they are my heroes,” she says. “Taking care of a beloved is really, really, hard and intimate work. There is only one chance to do it right. Done well, it is meaningful and life-changing.”

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Cathy Cornett-Wilson

of Rector Hayden Realtors

1099 Duval St. Ste. 250 • Lexington 859.983.0734• CathyCornett.rhr.com

As a Kentucky native and University of Kentucky graduate, Cathy Cornett-Wilson began her real estate career in 2002. She’s been selling real estate with Rector Hayden Realtors ever since. “I have worked for the same company since the beginning, which is now more than 15 years. I love what I do, which I think is what inspires me to work hard every day,” she says. Cathy takes great pride in helping her clients achieve their goals and says it is her most utmost concern and motivation. While Cathy is the first to admit that balancing her work, family and social obligations is an ongoing battle, she credits having a very supportive family, one that understands the demands within the real estate industry, as her secret weapon. “I know it is an old cliché, but trying to getting everything done in a day is still my biggest challenge,” she says. “It seems the older you get the harder that is to do, but thanks to my determination, I have a tendency to be goaloriented and love to see things through until the end.” Cathy’s determination is a quality that she has found works great in real estate. She believes that by being persistent and working hard, one can do anything they set their mind to. This mindset is one that she takes great pride in. If there is ever a time that she finds herself doubting an outcome or questioning herself, Cathy says she finds inspiration in a ring her sister gave her for her birthday that is engraved with a quote by R.S. Grey that says “She believed she could, so she did.” There have been many strong women in Cathy’s life, both professionally and personally, but she says her mom is her biggest inspiration. “I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by many strong women in real estate—women that are ethical, honest and great role models, but I will always be inspired by my mother. Although she didn’t work outside of our home, my mom instilled hard work, honesty and compassion in us. These traits will stay with me forever, whether in my business or personal life.”

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Diane Verhalen of

Alliance Financial Planning 525 Darby Creek #29 • Lexington 859.977.6006 • AllianceFP.net

Diane Verhalen, CFP™, owner of Alliance Financial Planning, has been in the financial industry since 2003, but has been an independent advisor with the same company since 2006. She started her own independent firm in 2014 after being affiliated with other independent advisors and agents in larger groups. “My industry is predominantly male, so as a woman, I feel that some people discount me right from the start,” she says. “That drove me to be as educated as I could be within my industry, so holding the Certified Financial Planner designation sets me apart.” Diane lets her clients needs dictate the plan of action. She leads with a written plan that gives every client a personalized assessment of their goals, and together, they work and monitor the progress. “I like to have a positive impact on people by helping them reach their financial goals and dreams,” she says. As a working woman, Diane encourages other women through her volunteer work with Dress for Success and The Junior League of Lexington. She knows that consistency and hard work pay off, so she hopes to inspire others to never give up on their personal and professional dreams.

Brooke Whalen of

Brooke Whalen Insurance 1795 Alysheba Way #1103 • Lexington 859.885.0232 •BrookeWhalenInsurance.com

Brooke Whalen, a lifelong resident of Lexington and graduate of the University of Kentucky, is the owner of an independent insurance agency, Brooke Whalen Insurance – Erie Insurance. Inspired by her family, faith and helping individuals in the community, Brooke opened her own business as a working mom of three. “My wonderful husband, Kenny, and beautiful children, Emma, Hunter, and Reese, are my number one priority,” Brooke says. “Being a working mom can be stressful, but it helps to stay focused, set priorities and be organized.” For Brooke, being in a male dominating industry has pushed her harder to differentiate herself from her competitors. She is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of her client’s needs, making sure they are fully protected, providing outstanding service and personally treats them as if they were family. “There is nothing better than owning my own business,” she says. “It is hard work, but so rewarding. Without the support of my husband, family and clients, I would not be where I am today.”

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Lauren West of Peplum

824 Euclid Ave. #103 • Lexington 859.269.0009 • PeplumLexington.com Lauren West began her career in public relations and marketing, including working as the marketing director for a restaurant group for many years. After a failed business partnership in 2016, she became motivated to open Peplum. Lauren describes herself as a girl’s girl and wants every woman to love herself. She believe that amazing things happen when women support and encourage each other. “Peplum isn’t about selling clothes, instead its purpose is to make every woman that walks through our doors feel beautiful and confident,” Lauren says. “When a woman feels good about herself, it changes their entire outlook on life. The power for good that lies within a positive, kind and confident woman is endless. At Peplum, we try to do our part to bring that out in every woman we meet.”

Lauren credits her success to her amazing support system. Lauren’s mom, Diane Henson, is her business partner, and as Lauren explained, Peplum would not have come so far without her family and friends. “My mom does a lot of work behind the scenes and is such a great sounding board,” Lauren says.” My husband has supported and encouraged Peplum since inception—opening a boutique was actually his idea. He has really stepped up to help at home since I spend most of my time at the store. My two sisters and numerous girlfriends also give me feedback on business ideas, and even work at the store when I can’t be there, so it is a blessing to have them in my corner.” Lauren is also motivated by other female business owners in the community. She has been very impressed with Lexington’s network of successful female entrepreneurs. Instead of looking at other females or businesses as competition, Lauren thinks of them as a resource. As she says, cutting another woman down, or being cutthroat towards another business, serves zero purpose. She believes there is power in positivity and optimism leads to success. Sponsored Content | TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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Liza van Dissel & Amy Mellinger of

Fortune Realty Company 900 Beasley St. Ste. 110 • Lexington 859.293.1111 • FortuneRealty.com Principal Broker and Co-Owner of Fortune Realty Amy Mellinger began managing the development and leasing for Fortune Realty’s sister company, Fortune Business Centre, as a Property Manager in 1999. Her passion is rooted in solving client needs. As Finance Director for Paul Miller Ford and then property manager and principal broker for Fortune Realty, Amy has developed strategic real estate solutions for her clients, including overseeing development projects, portfolio management, sales and leasing. Amy strives to be as intentional as possible with her free time, enjoying relaxing at Lake Cumberland with her family. She is very philanthropic in the Lexington community, serving on a number of committees. “I’ve met incredible people I may have never known, while investing time in philanthropies that are important to me,” she says. “You can learn from each other while serving others.” The most inspirational “Leading Lady” in Amy’s life is her mother. “My mom has modeled an incredible work ethic, has a servant’s heart for others, and fueled my passion for design and construction, which routinely helps me in my career today.” Amy attributes her success to the incredible team she has surrounded herself with at Fortune Realty. Liza van Dissel joined the Fortune team after moving back home from out West where she was the head wrangler at a destination ranch in Jackson Hole. “Having a developer as a parent, I guess you can say my career started at quite a young age,” Liza says. “I started walking and crawling through buildings, and later on gained knowledge of funding and floor plans.” As Liza continues to grow in her career, her best advice to other working women is to “find your passion and seek out a mentor. Kentucky is known for strong women,” Liza says. “There is a bounty of thoughtful, fierce, exemplary and inspiring women in Lexington. My mom, Holly Wiedemann, has been a wonderful role model for me. She and all of the empowering ladies in her book club have been major influences in my life!” “One of the first ‘Leading Ladies’ I ever met said, ‘There is no such thing as being high maintenance, only well maintained,’ which I’ve translated into my daily life by sweating regularly, eating well and surrounding myself in good company! So far, it’s working,” Liza says. The most rewarding part of the job for these ladies is working with clients. “We love learning about each client’s business model and helping them achieve their goals, whether it be for investment opportunities, sales, leasing or finding a new space,” says Amy and Liza. 62

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Community

Renee Nimtz of Commonwealth Plastic Surgery

715 Shaker Dr. Ste.100 • Lexington 859.277.9435 www.CommonwealthPlastics.com Renee Nimtz brings a unique background to Commonwealth Plastic Surgery after teaching college writing for 16 years. “So much of what I do relies on good communication skills and educating patients about plastic surgery,” Renee says. Her knack for writing has led her to write Commonwealth Plastic Surgery’s blog, The Plastic Professor, which launches this month. “It’s really exciting to write about a topic I am passionate about! I enjoy giving patients the inside scoop on procedures and treatments that they might not get from their consultation with a surgeon or researching online,” she reveals. “Patients find so much conflicting information online, we developed our Commonwealth Plastic Surgery blog to offer honest, clear advice to eliminate confusion.” Dr. Nimtz and Renee consult together on interesting issues, topics and treatment approaches within plastic surgery. Their collective experience as the surgeon and patient care coordinator feeds the blog topics and how best to educate their patients. Prior to working with her husband, Renee ran her own business where she consulted for a large educational software company in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a consultant, she offered instructional webinars across the globe and produced online training videos. “It is interesting to see where my prior professional experience has provided background for the tasks I am doing in our plastic surgery business,” Renee says. “I learned a wealth of skills from my consulting work that has allowed us to improve the access patients have to Dr. Nimtz and the values of our practice,” which comes through in the way she has carefully branded their company. “We’re a family business. Dr. Nimtz and I care for our patients dearly. We want them to look good, and we want them to enjoy their experience with our team.” Life is hectic running a business while raising 6 kids and managing a small farm. In addition to running Commonwealth Plastic Surgery, Renee volunteers several hours a week as President over her church’s Primary for children ages 18 months to 11 years who reside all over Kentucky—from Lexington to Corbin—including heading up their Cub Scout program where Dr. Nimtz is a local Cub Master. In the wee hours of the morning, you’ll also find Renee on a spin bike at SweatLex studio where she teaches cycle. “I’d love for you all to come in and meet Dr. Nimtz and our fabulous employees, check out our blog or sign up to ride with me on the bike!”

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Keely Rock of PNC Bank

301 E. Main St. Ste. 300 • Lexington 859.281.5246 • pnc.com Keely Rock’s love of horses brought her from the west coast to the bluegrass to study at Midway College. Keely started her career in the equine veterinary industry before she became a client advisor for PNC Bank. “I was able to travel to equine practices all over the country, and develop relationships with equine vets and their teams, but traveling 270 days out of the year was tough on our family,” Keely says. “Through determination and connections with some firms in Lexington, I started my next career in the financial industry with MetLife, then PNC Private Banking, and now PNC Wealth Management.” Keely admits that most days she’s thankful to get out of the house on time with her son in tow. She prides herself on doing the best for her family, friends, clients and the community. “My clients really inspire me,” she says. “I am very lucky because it does not feel like a job when I get to work with people I deeply care about,” Keely says. “My team at PNC drives me every day to be better and my family truly inspires me. My son and my husband are my best cheerleaders.”

Katie James of

Teal Tractor CSA 3844 Military Pike • Lexington 440.591.1440 • TealTractor.com

Katie James, graphic and web designer and local farmer, is inspired to work hard every day because of the positive impact her work has on the community. She works fulltime as a designer and farmer, but has found a balance between the two. When Katie moved to Lexington, she volunteered with the Fayette County Farm Bureau (FCFB). For more than 35 years, FCFB has had a farm equipment consignment auction in the spring that raises money for scholarships available to Fayette County high school seniors. “Through participating in this event, and many others, I’ve found support and empowerment from numerous women that work hard to make a difference and positively impact their community,” Katie says. “These women are humble, passionate, and tough as nails, and their example has inspired me to do the same.” A lot of friends and mentors have encouraged and helped Katie along the way, but she says her family has made a lot of sacrifices to see her succeed. “I owe my success to my family,” she says. “Knowing I have made them proud drives me forward.”

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Lindsay Combs Jones of Floyd’s 99 Cuts, Color, Shaves

124 Malabu Dr. Ste. 150 • Lexington 859.551.3470 FloydsBarbershop.com Lindsay Combs Jones lived in Los Angeles in her twenties and worked in television development before joining an international brand in their marketing and brand management departments. After visiting a Floyd’s in her neighborhood, Lindsay fell in love with the brand. When Lindsay moved back to Kentucky, she was determined to open a Floyd’s in Lexington. As owner/operator of the Lexington Floyd’s 99 Cuts, Color, Shaves, Lindsay tries to combine her work, family and social life as much as possible. Floyd’s is not your typical shop, in fact, Floyd’s offers a full menu of services for both men and women. Luckily for Lindsay, Floyd’s is also a unique hangout, which makes work more like a fun, social engagement. Plus, as Lindsay explained, Floyd’s has its own radio station, so work often feels like a dance party. “Working hard is very rewarding for me and with the help and support of my family, I’ve learned to make certain things a priority,” she says. “I also try not to over-stress about things that are out of my control, which reminds me that every day is a gift.” When Lindsay moved back from Los Angeles, she worried that Lexington was too small to house her dreams. She quickly learned that she was very wrong, and says she’s thrilled to be part of such an exciting time in the growth of Lexington and to be in a supportive community of entrepreneurial women. “We are truly putting Lexington on the map,” she says. “Women who manage to provide for their family and still be actively involved in their children’s lives, are so inspiring to me.” As a business owner, Lindsay has learned that her strong work ethic and time management skills are her secret weapon. “Nothing feels better at the end of the day than knowing you really took the bull by the proverbial horns,” she says. “Time management is key in keeping a balanced life, but dry shampoo still gives me 30 extra minutes of sleep.”

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Community

Camellia Shirazi and Fariba Shirazi

of Wellward Regenerative Medicine 101 N. Eagle Creek Dr. • Lexington 859.275-4878 • WellwardMed.com Dr. Camellia Shirazi began her medical career in anesthesiology where she focused on the physiology and biochemistry of the body. Her interests quickly evolved into the chemistry of the brain and how mood affects body function. Ultimately, she found her calling in psychiatry. She is a pioneer in this field and was one of the founders of the practice that is now Wellward Regenerative Medicine. The practice is unique in that it seeks sustainable, whole-health approaches to pain, changing the quality of life for their patients. “I am inspired by helping others to overcome their challenges and make their life more tolerable,” she explains. That belief is reflected in everything Wellward does. They aim to address the source of pain through a comprehensive approach. “Our goal is to get you back to pursuing your life goals. At Wellward, we take an integrated approach to healing and address the whole person… whatever hurts.” Her sister, Fariba Shirazi, helps make that goal a reality by treating the mind as a vital piece of the healing process for the body. As a certified life coach and Reiki practitioner, she wants everyone to be their best, authentic self. “It is very important not to compare yourselves with others, as we are all complete and perfect individuals, having in mind that there is always room to grow,” she says. “Keep your spirit high. Be happy with yourself; be kind to yourself.” “My success stems from love and care for others, but also myself; without love and care for myself, I cannot be of any help to others,” she says. She is inspired by authentic, humane, strong, wise women. She co-authored the book Who’s Going to Stop Us Now?, which shares the life stories of 15 unstoppable women. “The future is created by new ideas. We are fearless in setting aside what doesn’t work to find new ideas that do.”

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Sarah Woodworth of

Monkee’s of Lexington 116 Clay Ave. • Lexington 859.253.0427 MonkeesofLexington.com

From teaching high school English, to stay at home mom, to Director of Sales Development for Matilda Jane Clothing, Sarah Woodworth “test drove” multiple careers prior to opening Monkee’s of Lexington, an upscale women’s boutique on Clay Avenue. Although balancing family and work is always a challenge, Sarah is grateful to finally get to do what she loves. “I have always wanted to own my own boutique,” Sarah says. “My parents taught me you have to have a passion for what you do to stay motivated and be successful. My family, and the sacrifices they’re making to let me work outside the home, motivates me every day. Sometimes I think I’m not balancing family and work very well, but the longer I’ve had the store, the more I’ve realized that everything is just fine without me in it every day.” She’s thankful for all her amazing managers and employees, who love the store like she does, allowing her to spend time with her husband and children. As a working mom, Sarah has surrounded herself with other women who are also entrepreneurs and small business owners, trying to juggle raising children and growing their businesses. “Comradery is so important! I’m thankful for my girlfriends who have started their own businesses while raising a family. They get it,” she says. As the shopping scene in Lexington continues to grow, Sarah has come to realize that the competition isn’t a detriment, but rather further inspiration to grow and succeed. “Through the years, I’ve learned that competition is positive for all of us,” she says. “There are so many amazing, established boutiques in Lexington that are owned by intelligent and talented women. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by it all, but I’ve learned the competition actually inspires me to work harder.”

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Kaelyn Query

of LexEffect Events + Management 203 West Second St. • Lexington 859.230.5365 • LexEffectKY.com Kaelyn Query, founder and president of LexEffect Events + Management, started the business at the age of 14, on accident. In her 16 years of being in the event planning industry, Kaelyn has worked and learned about every part of the food, beverage, hospitality and entertainment industry. “The company was named LexEffect in 2013 when the business was growing beyond a ‘side hustle,’” Kaelyn says. “Today, we own and operate events across the country as well as own and/or operate five venues in central Kentucky.” Kaelyn says her biggest challenge as a young female business owner is that sometimes people think they don’t have to take her as seriously, but she has learned from every mistake and is always motivated to work harder than the person next to her. “Sometimes you have to be the first one there and the last one to leave,” she says, “It doesn’t feel like work though because our clients are the best and we love what we do.”

Abby Vaughn of

Unified Trust Company 2353 Alexandria Dr. Ste. 100 • Lexington 859.514.3345 • UnifiedTrust.com Abby Vaughn, AIF® has been in the financial industry for more than 30 years. She started her career in Prestonsburg, Ky., and her career background has been diverse ever since. She’s worked for a Fortune 500 company, the largest global wealth management firm and now a fiduciary firm. “Unified Trust Company truly focuses on the best interest of the client from both a wealth and retirement planning perspective,” she says. “My inspiration for working are the people I work for, the clients. What drives me is helping my clients achieve their financial goals by always putting their best interest first.” One of Abby’s biggest challenges in the industry is that people often feel overwhelmed when it comes to their finances and can be immobilized when it comes to making a move. Abby wants clients to consider the true value of service with a goal driven approach. “I surround myself with people I believe in and trust, and I pass that trust onto my clients. Trust is the foundation to success,” Abby says. “My clients can trust that I will be there, in constant communication and working to exceed their expectations. I value my close relationships with them and try to exceed their expectations.” 68

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Kim Davis of Patient Choice

Ultrasound and Thermography

152 W. Tiverton Way Ste. 120 • Lexington 859.554.7360 •PatientChoiceUltrasound.com Kim Davis began her imaging career as a Radiologic Technologist student in 1976 at the University of Kentucky, but spent most of spare time in the ultrasound lab learning the new and exciting technology of diagnostic ultrasound. Shortly after graduating, she received a call from a leading radiologist in the field, Dr. Andrew Fried. “Dr. Fried knew of a hospital needing a sonographer in Elizabethtown, Ky., and recommended me for the position,” says Kim. “At that time, there weren’t any ultrasound schools, but the hospital would send me to wherever I needed to be trained—I went to courses in Florida, St. Louis, Cleveland and Canada. This started my love affair with this technology.” As an ultrasonographer, Kim is a medical professional who uses equipment that produces sound waves of high frequency for non-invasive diagnostic procedures. Kim learned anatomy with pathologists during autopsies and was often invited into the operating room to observe surgical cases. In 1979, she became registered in both abdominal and ob/gyn ultrasound.

Then Kim went on to Frankfort, Ky. to become the Director of Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and Cat Scan Department at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She then added adult echocardiography to her skill set and earned her Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in 1988. She has also earned her vascular registry in 2013 and will obtain her breast registry in 2018. Kim saw a need for change, especially with the high cost of healthcare and it’s lack of transparency. Unable to truthfully answer her patients’ question “will my insurance pay for this?”, Kim saw an alternative. Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography eliminated the need for insurance with the exception of Medicare, and reduced the overall cost, which includes the interpretation fee, making it totally transparent from the start. As owner and technical director at Patient Choice Ultrasound and Thermography, Kim is passionate about her career in diagnostic ultrasound. She brings experience, knowledge, compassion and professionalism to her patients. She strives to offer services with less hassle, more transparency and an overall wonderful experience. Kim lost her beloved brother and business partner, Jim, in 2017. “As I move forward without him in business, I honor him by empowering patients with a choice in their healthcare, both conventional and alternative,” she says. “I think to succeed you must have integrity, passion, resilience, flexibility and throw the clock out the window.” Sponsored Content | TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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Jennifer Fuson of

Lexington Women’s Health 1720 Nicholasville Rd. Ste. 702 Lexington • 859.264.8811 lexingtonwomens.com

Over two decades, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Jennifer Fuson has provided care to thousands of Kentucky families. She started Lexington Women’s Health Obstetrics, Gynecology and Midwifery in 2007, but prior to that she was with a large OB/GYN group practice for nearly 10 years. “At Lexington Women’s Heath, we have more than 40 employees that I rely on immensely—they are the backbone of our practice,” she says. “From the first engagement, either online, by phone or in person, each individual represents Lexington Women’s Health. I want our patients, and our employees, to see someone that demonstrates hard work and commitment to getting it right.” As Dr. Fuson explained, the demands of running a medical practice are tremendous. With patient care as her first priority, she has learned that much of the office work needs to be done before or after hours. “I must mind everything that goes into the health of the practice from quality, service, marketing and finance,” she says. “I find that utilizing early mornings dramatically improves my efficiency. My husband makes time to handle the morning routine at home, allowing me to get out of the house early. Mornings are quiet, so I can contemplate and that is when my creative thinking happens. I prep for the patient care of the day by doing chart reviews prior to patient arrivals, this also dramatically improves my ability to be thorough and keep up with the ever expanding documentation required.” Thanks to the support of Dr. Fuson’s partners and staff, she is able to keep family weekends free to travel with her son’s soccer team. Dr. Fuson will be the first to tell you that her partners allow her the ability to take those call weekends at other times, which is invaluable to her family. “In my experience, opportunities do not present when you have free time and resources, often just the opposite. There are business opportunities that are easier, more profitable or allow more free time, but I’ve learned that if it is not my expertise or passion, I will never be satisfied. I continue to be inspired by all women who find their passion and make a life around it.”

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Brenda Bragonier of Kentucky Bank

339 Main St. • Paris 859.988.1373 • kybank.com

Brenda Bragonier, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing and the Customer Service Center for Kentucky Bank, says that her workplace believes in putting the local community first. “Creating stronger communities is very important to us at Kentucky Bank,” she explains. “Our strong communities lead to thriving businesses, schools and families, from which we all benefit.” Kentucky Bank has a history that dates back to 1851. Headquartered in Paris, KY, the banking institution now has 17 offices located in 11 cities throughout the state. According to their company profile, Kentucky Bank is a community bank at heart, aiming to deliver premier customer service and financial performance. Since 1979, Brenda has worked with Kentucky Bank, which has been named among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky from 2012 -2018. “My career with Kentucky Bank in Marketing and Customer Service has been a great experience. Marketing is involved with every aspect of the bank and our communities,” she says. “Understanding what people need and telling Kentucky Bank’s story has been very rewarding.” She admits that finding a balance between her ca­reer and personal life can be difficult for her, as it is for everyone. “Most people are challenged by how to fit everything into the day. Priorities and balance tend to change over the course of a career depend­ing on work and family pressures at the time,” she explains. Her biggest challenge, however, was to believe in herself and push herself to do more than she ever thought she could achieve. “I wish there were a se­cret to pass along, but I have found that the path to success is seldom easy. The only way I know to succeed is simply through hard work and perse­verance,” she advises. “There are countless women throughout history that have exhibited strength, grace and creativity while managing complex situa­tions. Adopting those traits has helped me succeed.” Brenda says that the future is looking bright for Ken­tucky’s Leading Ladies. “I am really excited about the career opportunities available now for women in the Bluegrass,” she says. “Mentor and help other women succeed: help them find their path.”

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Ranada Riley

of Johnny Carino’s

2333 Sir Barton Way • Lexington 859.264.1049 • Carinos.com Ranada Riley, Executive General Manager at Johnny Carino’s, started her career in the hospitality business with a local Italian restaurant in 1997. “I’ve been in the hospitality industry ever since. I have worked my way up the ladder to become an Executive Chef/Restaurateur as well as an Executive General Manager,” she says. “My goal is to make dining out not just about the food, but the experience.” Coming from a diverse background, Ranada has also been inspired to pave a better path for women pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. She says that her secret ingredient to success is her staff. While Ranada has been in the hospitality industry for many years, she says she still finds herself learning something new almost daily. “We have an arsenal of some real rock stars—I cannot thank my staff enough,” she says. “My advice for other working women, including women on my staff, is to never miss an opportunity to network and build relationships in the community, particularly with women in and outside of your field. Also, never lose sight of your goals. And when you achieve those goals, set more.”

Dana Back-Pack of

Fairway Independent Mortgage 505 Wellington Way Ste. 110 • Lexington 859.621.0169 • KYmortgageNINJA.com Dana Back-Pack has been in the mortgage industry since 2001. She takes great pride in having a stellar reputation and always keeping her clients’ best interests at heart. “I’ve been the go-to lender of choice for thousands of homeowners and realtors throughout central Kentucky,” she says. “It’s extremely rewarding helping my clients achieve their dreams of homeownership.” In 2014, Dana partnered with Fairway Independent Mortgage as Branch Manager to open their first location in Kentucky, which has now grown to 12 offices in six cities. She has also earned a well-deserved nickname as the #KYMortgageNINJA. “I love what I do,” Dana says. “One of the greatest aspects of my job is when I see the impact a home loan can have in the lives of my clients. I love that each day is different because there’s always a new challenge and new people to work with.” Dana has found the proper balance between her work and personal life by keeping her core values intact and letting them guide the way. She also credits having an incredibly supportive team, fun friends and a loving husband who keep her grounded. 72

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Johanna Ellison, Taft McKinstry and Susan Kennedy of Fowler Bell 300 West Vine St. • Lexington 859.252.6700• FowlerLaw.com

Fowler Bell’s female attorneys, Johanna Ellison, Taft McKinstry and Susan Kennedy, are inspired by the pursuit of excellence to meet the needs of their clients and business clients. These three female attorneys recognize that it is not only a privilege, but also a pleasure to meet the challenges and solve problems for people; be it Workers’ Compensation Defense Law; Bankruptcy Law such as a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing or a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Commercial Transaction, or Commercial Litigation; or Family Law matters such as divorce or custody and time-sharing family matters. Fowler Bell PLLC, as it is currently known, was formed in 1897 as Breathitt & Fowler. Today the firm is a respected leader in commercial, bankruptcy and litigation law known for finding practical solutions to complex matters through “person to person” legal services. The firm has evolved into a premier law firm in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights due in part to the current leadership, tenacity, and professionalism of Taft McKinstry the current Managing Member. “Fowler Bell PLLC hired me for the position of attorney in 1972 when, to my knowledge, I became the fifth female to practice law in Fayette County,” says Taft. “In 1972, ‘women were not supposed to be attorneys.’ Fowler Bell gave me the opportunity to prove otherwise.” All three of Fowler Bell’s female attorneys agree that avoiding over-scheduling, and getting enough rest and sleep, are challenges for both working women and men today. “I make time in my schedule for work and personal life because I want to,” says Johanna. “My legal career makes me proud, but that’s not the only important facet of my life. I want my children to see that their mom is hard-working and a family plus career is possible. I also want them to remember that I was, and I am, there for them. Having that goal in my mind makes balance easier.” Susan, the firm’s family law attorney, didn’t realize how much her work inspired her until some health issues required her to take some time off. “Sometimes you don’t realize how much you enjoy what you do until you can’t do it,” Susan says. “Taft inspires all of us at the firm to be our best. She has been a strong woman in the legal community who has led the way for the rest of us. I am also inspired and amazed by the younger women attorneys, like Johanna Ellison—their energy helps give me energy!” Taft, who paved the way for female attorneys in Fayette County more than 40 years ago, passes this advice along: “Be professional at all times, so dress professional, act professional, and form a network of other professionals in your chosen field as a basis for brainstorming and referrals. Get out there and get to be known.” Sponsored Content | TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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Holly Goeing of

The Prissy Peach Boutique 882 E. High St. • Lexington 859.382.7611 • ShopThePeach.com

When Owner Holly Goeing decided to open a women’s fashion boutique, her top priority was making a full-service shop with a savvy fashion team dedicated to impeccable service. “Our customer service is second to none,” Holly says. “I am quite the stickler when it comes to personal attention to our customers. I want each customer to feel welcomed, relaxed and leave our boutique with a smile on their face and feeling confident that they have purchased an outfit that will make them feel beautiful.” Something unique about The Prissy Peach is that it serves a variety of tastes, sizes and budgets from brands that can’t be found elsewhere. That’s no mistake. “I personally love all fashion styles. My store is a reflection of my taste.” She thinks it’s important to be different. She says, “Set yourself apart from the competition! I put every effort into finding unique brands that are exclusive to our store. Our stylists and I attend numerous markets throughout the year in search of new designers.” She adds, “Our customers love the fact that they can come in and shop with their daughters or their mothers in the same location and each walk out with the perfect item. It’s difficult to find a boutique that offers the selection we offer.” They are proud to have two Central Kentucky brick and mortar locations, including one on Main Street in Winchester, and an online shop. With that success naturally comes some challenges. “I have a hectic schedule. Between two stores, two kids and a busy husband, I can’t say that I have mastered the balancing act,” Holly says. “Time management is an everyday struggle for me.” She is motivated to succeed by her children. She says, “I want teach them work ethic. I want my children to realize that you have to put forth the effort for it to pay off. Don’t just sit back and wait for things to happen. Get out there, work hard and make it happen!” She knows that the road for a business owner is not an easy one. She advises, “Be prepared to hustle! Owning a business is not for the faint at heart. It takes hard work and dedication to reach success.”

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Stephanie Bork and Krista Wood

of The Summit at Fritz Farm & Bayer Properties

120 Summit at Fritz Farm Ste.155 Lexington • 859.309.9682 TheSummitAtFritzFarm.com Stephanie Bork, marketing manager at The Summit at Fritz Farm, credits a strong sense of community for motivating her to work hard every day. “I love creating exciting events for Lexington, and my friends and family,” she says. “My secret weapon is that I’ve learned that having a little Makers Mark at the end of the day never hurt anyone.” Stephanie realizes there is a struggle for women to be independent and hardworking while avoiding certain labels. “The key is confidence and if you love what you do, you’ll always be your own Beyonce,” she says. “I also have a great group of girlfriends, who are all at different stages of life, so we motivate each other and keep each other from going crazy. Turning off my phone and enjoying a good dinner with my boyfriend, Nathan, and dog, Gary, also help me stay sane.” Krista Wood, leasing manager at The Summit at Fritz Farm, started her career as an attorney, and through a few different steps, made her way into the leasing side of commercial real estate. As a mom of three with a job that sometimes requires travel, Krista knows that life can sometimes feel imbalanced, but the key for her is letting go of unrealistic expectations of how the juggling act should look. She also says that she has learned to not be too proud to ask for help. “If you know me, you know that my secret weapon is my husband, Jordan,” Krista says. “He handles so much for our family, and keeps the kids and dogs alive and happy when I’m traveling. I also rely quite heavily on coffee and unofficial therapy sessions with my sister.” Krista says she looks to other women on her team for inspiration. “I work with supportive women, all of whom have high energy and juggle quite a bit. I think we all motivate each other.”

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The TOParrazi were out and about capturing the most stylish looks at this year’s Kentucky Derby celebration! They even caught a few shots of some gorgeous celebrities! Here are our TOP Dressed for this month!

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Life + Style Dannielynn Birkhead and her father Larry Birkhead look fresh in shades of blue.

Nina Dobrev rocking a classic black and white look with a pop of red lips.

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lame it on Beyonce or maybe the beautiful weather we’ve been having, but we are seriously obsessed with all things lemonade. The sunny shade is not only perfect for spring and summer, it also instantly boosts your mood. That’s why the star of our look is all about bringing the lemony sunshine. Nodding to the designer’s appreciation for architecture and design, Carolina Herrera staged her Spring ‘18 show in the Sculpture Garden of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. With this venue in mind, the collection is devoted to uplifting color – this midi dress has been made by the label’s couture trained artisans from silk-faille to make the ‘Electric Yellow’ hue appear as bright as possible. The sleeves are gently gathered to frame your décolletage and are to be worn slightly off the shoulder. Tying in some extra pops of color via our accessories, we decided to add a little pink to our lemonade. Striking the perfect balance between timeless elegance and feminine glamour, Casadei is an expert in fashioning statement styles for the modern woman. These multicoloured leather and velvet floral embroidered sandals from Casadei features an open toe, a platform sole, an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening and a high block heel. For an added splash of fuchsia, we went bold with the bag. All of California based brand Kayu’s bags are handcrafted by expert artisans using only natural materials. Topped with stone embellishments, this clutch is woven from straw and opens to a fully-lined interior with just enough space for your cell phone, cards and keys. Our ensemble is already looking so sweet and flirty, but it could use a touch of bling. Keeping up with the warm weather theme, there is no escaping buzzing bees when the temperature heats up. The bee is one of Gucci’s original house codes, now reimagined as statement earrings. They are crafted in Italy, orange and grey crystals set into the body, alongside two fuchsia-pink stones as eyes, and are finished with a chunky faux-pearl drop that is adorned with the brand’s signature GG emblem. For beauty, no product seemed better fitting than Maybelline’s latest eyeshadow palette (it even inspired the name for our look!) A fresh take on the classic color, these pigmented shades offer endless possibilities. Softer hues to highlight, darker shades to amplify and define, and bright pops of citrus inspired colors to make your eyes stand out! Whether you wear this look to a festive work event, or simply out on the town, you are sure to start a ‘Lemonade Craze’ wherever you may go. by Jesse L. Brooks

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here is no woman killing the beauty game more than Rihanna. Known for her adventurous and often sultry looks, Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty has been like a breathe of fresh air in the makeup and skincare world over the past year. Now the Barbadian beauty is bringing even more amazing products to her already impressive line just in time for summer. Rihanna recently launched her collection in Italy, as well as introducing some delicious new products that are perfect for achieving that bronzy summertime glow. The singer/actress/mogul naturally showed off her dazzling new creations for the event, giving us major skin envy. The glistening Body Lava and sparkling Fairy Bomb will take your summer skin to the next level without breaking the bank.

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Fenty Beauty Global Makeup Artist, Priscilla Ono, shares how she got Ri-Ri looking like a beachy goddess for the event. It was all about shimmering skin, copper lips, and a glossy pout.

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The cold of winter is finally gone and the warm sunshine of summer is almost here! That means fun, family activities outside, but it also means increased exposure to the sun and heat. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States and ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause. The good news is there are plenty of steps you can take to keep you and your family safe this summer:

The warm temperatures also mean kids will be outside more often and sports are starting soon, but it’s important to stay safe while having fun in the heat • Always warm-up

• Wear sunscreen. A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is best and should be worn anytime you are outside.

• Wear appropriate protective gear (e.g.: helmets, mouth guards, eye protection, skin guards)

• Reapply sunscreen. Sunscreen should be applied every two hours, after swimming or sweating.

• Have at least one CPR certified adult nearby at all times

• Seek shade. Remember, the sun’s rays are the strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. A good rule of thumb: if your shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade! • Wear protective clothing. Lightweight long-sleeve shirts, pants, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses will all help protect you.

• Stay hydrated with water and get proper rest breaks • Recognize the signs of an injury If you do notice an injury with your child, you should take him or her to the doctor immediately. Parents should also be aware of the signs of a concussion, which can worsen hours after the actual injury has occurred. However you and your family plan on enjoying the beautiful weather, make sure you do it safely!

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Eli and Kelsey Uttal-Veroff met in undergrad at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind., but since then have made Kentucky home. When Kelsey finished her pharmacy residency, the couple moved to Lexington and decided that their new city was also the perfect wedding spot. “We moved to Kentucky in July 2015 for my job as a clinical pharmacist at the University of Kentucky Hospital,” Kelsey said. “We decided to get married in Kentucky because this is where our life is now, and Lexington is such a beautiful city that most of our friends and family had not visited.” The couple wed at The Apiary in downtown Lexington. For the ceremony, the couple had a simple arch with flowing white fabric and flowers. As Kelsey explained, they decided to keep the ceremony and reception décor simple because The Apiary’s space is so beautiful on its own. “Every part of The Apiary is gorgeous. From the gardens to the new custom tent to the indoor décor—it made decorating simple, and it was the perfect space for the flow we wanted for the wedding since the ceremony and reception were in the same space,” Kelsey said. “The Apiary has all of the amenities, including space for the bridal party to get ready and impeccable dinner service for the seated dinner.” 98

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The colors that Kelsey incorporated were blush, pale mint green and champagne because she wanted a rustic, but elegant feel for décor. “We also incorporated laurel wreaths and personal touches throughout the details,” she said. “We included a wreath on the cake topper and had one printed on the ceremony program. We also had framed photos of us from throughout our relationship in the ‘living room’ area and a table with framed photos of our grandparents on their wedding days.”

It was important to Eli and Kelsey to include personal touches throughout their day. Small trays with personalized mints were placed in the bathrooms and personalized napkins with the phrase “sip, sip, hooray” were located at the bar. One of the most unique details at their wedding was in lieu of a photo booth, a childhood friend of Kelsey’s drew caricatures of the guests, which they then could take home as a party favor. Many of the guests also participated in adding special details to Eli and Kelsey’s special day. The matrons ‘of honor speech was actually a song that they sung called “It’s Just so Great You’re Married” to the tune of “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” from the Lion King (a play off the bride’s maiden name of Lyon). The Father/ daughter dance was to “Boogie Shoes,” complete with a shoe change to ruby red slippers (like in The Wizard of Oz) for the Kansas-raised bride. “Having all of our family and friends from all stages of life to celebrate and share our joy with us all in one place was the highlight from our wedding day,” Eli said. “One thing we would do differently, however, is have a microphone and speaker available for our officiant and speakers during the ceremony. While we loved how personal it was for us, we also would have loved for everyone to be able to hear everything clearly and easily.” If the Uttal-Veroff ’s could offer any advice, they agreed that it’s best to have fun with the wedding planning because it’s important to step back and enjoy the process. Kelsey even suggested that it’s best when brides involve their grooms, even if they think they don’t care about the details. “Your wedding day is about both of you,” she said. “After your ceremony, when you’ve walked back down the aisle, turn around and look at the audience—all of those people are there for the two of you.”

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Photos By | S H A U N R I N G

A LEXINGTON COUPLE COMBINES ART, HISTORY AND COMFORT IN THEIR FOREVER HOME.

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When a young, professional Lexington couple purchased an established home - built in 1935 – they were on a mission to personalize the space. Drawn in by the proximity to some of Lexington’s finest dining and favorite downtown locations, along with the floorplan and amenities that suited their needs for a long-term home, they were eager to make it their own. Blending sentimental art and furnishing amidst newer and more modern décor was the foundation for creating a sophisticated yet relaxed oasis. With the help of interior designer, j.stuart hurt, co-owner of house, the creative vision came to fruition. Stuart had previously worked with the wife prior to her marriage, so there was a foundation of trust when making decisions. “They trusted me 100% to bring their new home to life. A few of the paint colors were “surprises” to them, by just a hint or teaser by me. They allowed my vision to become theirs.” Since buying the home three years ago, the renewal of this stately home has been ongoing. “I believe we need to make the “perfect” decision on pieces and colors. Not just a “jump” decision, to simply fill the space. Most of my job involves listening to the client. Once I have a sense of their needs and desires, the rest just falls into place.”


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With any home, there are unique qualities that define the space, but with an older home, it is vital to pay homage to the architecture integrity and to build on its many gifts. “The built-in character of the original flooring needed to be unsurfaced. Prior to us stripping them, they were a black ebony. Once stripped, we restained them in a Jacobean finish, to expose the wood grain and wonderful texture. The custom trim work is also a huge asset that is hard to find in today’s newer homes.”

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“The color palette was a great change in this home. My clients desired a “canvas” in which to display their art collections. Some of the artwork was really important to them as it came from the wife’s father, who has passed away. He was very supportive of the art community,” stuart shared as he stood in the living room. The couple has continued that support and has added to the collection with their own pieces. Neutral walls – he chose Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams – were used to mute the background allowing the art to add pops of color to the space. Sofas adorned with accent pillows face each other inviting conversation. An elaborate, more contemporary piece lingers on a nearby wall. Sentimental collectibles adorn the mantel of the fireplace that showcases an ornate screen.

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“When I told the homeowners that I wanted to paint the dining room pink – Sashay Sand by Benjamin Moore – they were surprised, but it needed to be lightened up and the look is really fresh.” The chandelier – left by the previous owner – illuminates the round table embraced by Chippendale dining chairs. “The dining room set belonged to the wife’s father, so it was important to incorporate as many of his pieces as possible.” Elegant drapes frame the windows and pool to the floor. Vibrant art decorates the walls.

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Access from the dining room to the kitchen is made easy with a butler’s pantry, featuring a wet bar and open shelving. “The kitchen and family room are a favorite spot. Not just for my clients, but with their ever-expanding friends and family, as well.” The kitchen was the only room in the home that didn’t need a refresher aside from the stylish bar stools that embrace the large island. The homeowners enjoy cooking and the space is very functional with its sleek cabinetry and open shelving. It effortlessly flows into a spacious family room that features a plush sofa with chaise, a pair of modern accent chairs, and bench. A contemporary console is flanked by French doors leading to the lush outdoor venue that overlooks their expansive property.

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At Home The outdoor living space is accessed from both the kitchen/family room and the living room. Sheltered from the elements, the seating area is arranged for optimal relaxation and breathtaking views of the landscape. It is the ideal extension of the home for when they entertain. Views from the back patio are breathtaking. A large fenced in yard and garden give way to what used to be a two car garage. The homeonwers recently converted it into a guest house, complete with a bedroom, full bath, kitchen and living area. “The only requirement from the homeowner was that there be a stacked stone fireplace, which we added,� stuart explained. This is the ideal spot for visiting family and friends to have their own private space.

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“While I truly enjoy the whole house, my favorite detail was the conversion of the attic space. The husband really wanted a small retreat, so we created the “Ma-ttic”. Finishing the basement wasn’t a viable option, so we went up, rather than down.” This space evokes a very Southern, equine vibe that is reflected through the furnishings and accessories. The walls are cloaked in Benjamin Moore’s, Lafayette Green, and accentuated by photographs along with equestrian and hunting memorabilia. The seating area is comprised of modern accent chairs that pair well with many of their antique pieces. An exposed brick wall gives the room a rustic aesthetic. “This is the perfect spot to share a glass of bourbon and smoke that favorite cigar.”

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The spacious master bedroom is the ideal haven for the homeowners to unwind after the completion of the day. “This color was a surprise for them.” Instead of painting the fireplace a different color, stuart chose to simply coat it in the same hue – Mermaid’s Tale – as the rest of the room. “I didn’t want the mantel to be the focal point when you walk into the room. I wanted the furniture and artwork to do that job.” A relaxed seating area is arranged with a cozy sofa adorned with pillows partnered with modern club chairs. Stylish lamps are showcased on the contemporary bedside tables that embrace the bed boasting a tufted headboard.

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The recently completed master bathroom is a feast for the eyes. “This was originally done in black marble, so we lightened up the color palette which was important in order to invoke a feeling of relaxation. The tumbled marble tile in the shower and on the floor bring in just enough hints of depth to make the space cohesive with the wood grained, dark stained modern vanities.� The shower includes a full steam unit, eleven shower heads, and they are all controlled with left and right diverters. An ultimate view of the backyard is granted through the triple hung Palladian window from the shower as well as the jetted tub, ideal for soaking the day away. Spacious his and her closets flank the bathroom and feature custom built-ins.

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“When the homeowners went on vacation, I was asked to do something with the guest room. This was a big surprise when they returned. The original color was a hunter green with black trim and I was thinking that all I would need to do would be to accessorize it. As I pondered it some more, I realized that fresh paint was in order.” The Hale Navy walls are the perfect backdrop to the homeowner’s artwork along with other newer pieces that were incorporated when finishing the room. Crisp linens dress the bed that hosts an upholstered headboard flanked by mirror bedside tables. A textured area rug anchors the room.

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At Home “Personally, I love the eclectic mix that the homeowner’s have allowed me to comingle. Combinations of very contemporary, and very traditional, are strong in this house. To me, that makes a house feel lived in rather than just staged.”

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Painters | C O L O R C R E A T O R S Construction | R E D D I N G H O M E R E M O D E L I N G ( m a s t e r

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Fiesta Placemat Mayan Hands

Cactus Silk Throw Pillow One Fine Nest via Etsy

Clary Curved Back Accent Chair Opalhouse for Target

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hen Pantone named Ultra Violet their official 2018 Color of the Year, their aim was to offer home spaces a bold, optimistic spirit. “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination,” explained Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “From exploring new technologies, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights to way to what is yet to come.” A dramatic and thought-provoking shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking. It’s well-paired with optimistic yellows, like Pantone’s sunny Citrus. Golds, bronzes and camel shades offer a great grounding quality while adding warmth; Butterum is a great choice because it’s a wonderful bridge between natural woodgrain and gold accents. Ultra Violet’s grape-toned purple pairs beautifully with warmer purples and pinks. Bodacious is a muted fuschia that offers texture and contrast without becoming overwhelming.

Mirabell Rug Lulu and Georgia

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fter Dana’s Peddicord’s daughter, Grace, was born, Dana felt a need to always be connected to Grace, whether it is when she is living in her home, off at college or beyond.

“I often look at Grace and I can’t believe God gave her to me,” Dana says. “I want to always feel connected to her, even when I’m not on this earth, and I realized the only way to give me that security was to develop a better relationship with God.” Dana believes that faith is very personal. Navigating being a new mom, a small business owner, a wife, a friend and many other roles challenged Dana to find more resources to manage day to day stresses. At the recommendation of several friends, she started reading “Jesus Calling,” a daily devotional. “My friends said that Jesus was literally calling me, just like the book’s title,” Dana says. “Reading ‘Jesus Calling’ daily has helped me set intentions for my days, it has helped me find a deeper faith, and to be less fearful of ever being without my girl because of the love we share.” As co-owner of Pink Lou Lou Design Studio, a hair and makeup studio that offers styling for any occasion, Dana, like many moms, struggles with making time for everything from her small business to raising Grace. “There’s something about mom guilt that makes my heart hurt when I have to schedule things away from Grace when we could spend that time together, especially during my busy season,” says Dana. “I try really hard to balance my time between being a mom and a business owner, but being my own boss sometimes blurs the lines between all of these areas. My business partner, Allison Jenks, and I have loved building our business over these last six years and it’s incredible to get to do something you love with your friend.” Along with being a small business owner, Dana is the treasurer of the board for the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Program. “Serving on the board is almost another full-time job, but I love it,” Dana says. “I believe in what it brings to the women of Kentucky, who participate in the program, as well as to the children in Kentucky who get to spend time with whomever wins Miss Kentucky each year.” Since becoming a mom, Dana says that health and fitness have become a bigger priority and because she wants to raise Grace to have a healthy body image. “Exercising gives me time to myself, helps me to feel fit and energized, and gives me a great community of people I enjoy spending time with,” she says. “Health and fitness in general has become even more important to me since becoming a mom to a little girl. I want Grace to see a strong role model who isn’t concerned with a diet or a pant size, but more so lives a healthy lifestyle overall.” While growing up, Dana says her mom always made reading a priority. Dana credits her mom for being not only being the person who taught her to love to read, but the one who taught Dana everything she knows about loving another person. Dana always loved the book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein, so it was only fitting that her mom gifted her this book when she became a mom.

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“If you are familiar with this book, you know that the tree gives and gives to a little boy that the tree loves until there is nothing more for the boy to take” Dana says. “The tree is left bare—no apples, leaves, or branches—the trunk is gone and all that remains is the stump. Yet the tree is still able to give something to the boy, whom is now an old man and he needs to rest. A stump makes a perfect seat. The note my mom inscribed in the book reads ‘Even when it seems there is nothing left, there is always something that remains for those we love.’ ” Dana and her husband, Michael, agree that Grace motivates them every day be better people. As parents, Dana and Michael want to protect Grace’s heart, but they know they need to find that balance between what will keep her safe, while also letting her be the light of joy they hope she becomes as an adult. “I think that’s what kids do for any of us,” Dana says. “You try to teach them to be the good you hope to see in the world. In turn, you have to try to show them what is good, what is right, what is kind. If Grace ends up being a kind person, I will feel like I accomplished what I wanted in being her mom.”

To learn more about glam, fitness, mommy or business tips from Dana, follow her on Instagram @dana.peddicord or visit www.pinklouloudesignstudio.com.

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rotecting your cats and dogs against the irritating effects of fleas and ticks is not only good for their health but your family’s, as well. Summer is finally here, and so is the presence of these creepy, bloodsucking parasites - organisms that survive by living on and extracting nutrients from a host body at the expense of the host. Fleas and ticks thrive by biting and eating the blood of host creatures such as your family cat or dog. Through this process, these critters can transmit diseases to your pet, some of which are zoonotic. Zoonotic diseases are a concern as they can spread from animals to humans. Examples of some infectious, zoonotic diseases include Lyme disease, “cat-scratch fever” and the plague. The severity, symptoms and risks of these diseases vary in both humans and pets. There are a variety of ways in which animal parents can protect their pets from fleas and ticks. However, it is essential to know that the same solution may not be appropriate for every pet in your home. Information such as your pet’s breed, age, species, weight, medical history, lifestyle and health status are critical factors to consider when choosing a parasite prevention option. Therefore, it is essential that you consult with your primary veterinarian to discuss each of your pet’s specific healthcare needs before using any over-thecounter flea and tick prevention products available to the public. They will guide you in choosing the safest and most effective flea and tick prevention medications including the possibility of using collars and topical applications. Regular grooming of your pet is a straightforward method for quickly determining the presence of fleas or ticks on your furry friends. It is easiest to spot fleas on your pet’s bellies or in the “leg

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pits” of their limbs where their hair is less dense. If you see black specks of “dirt” on your pet, this may be “flea dirt.” Fleas excrete large amounts of partially digested blood cells that look like dirt indicating their presence. Owners of multiple pets need to inspect and treat all of their cats and dogs should they find one with fleas. In addition to treating pets, owners need to clean and treat their environment that includes a thorough vacuuming of all surfaces shared with your pets. Do not forget to vacuum surfaces under furniture and basement areas. If the infestation is significant, call a professional exterminator. However, be sure to speak with your veterinarian and personal doctor before using insecticides such as flea bombs in your home or outdoor yard flea pesticides to ensure the health and safety of all your family members. Ticks found on your pets need to be removed and disposed of quickly and appropriately. Although not all ticks carry disease, scientists believe that it takes 24-48 hours of attachment for ticks to infect hosts. To properly remove a tick, use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your pet’s skin as possible. Firmly and directly pull the tick out. Do not twist, crush, or jerk the tick as you remove it because this could cause the mouthparts of the tick to remain in your pet’s skin releasing disease-causing bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream. Once removed, place the tick in a sealed container such as an empty prescription bottle with alcohol. You may choose to keep the alcohol-preserved tick for a few days while you observe your pet’s health. Should they become sick, the tick could be tested for a specific disease to better treat your pet. If no signs of illness arise, you may flush the dead tick down the toilet.


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Dining: Graze on Limestone

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Meet the Women of By Anne Trussell

There’s been an uprising of fierce females over the past decade across the bourbon trade, an industry that has been seemingly maledominated for the better part the last century. But a closer look at history reveals that women have been quietly governing the development of the industry for centuries, with roots being traced as far back as the war of 1812, when women like Catherine Carpenter and Milly Stone began taking over distilling operations while their husbands were off fighting the British. Today, women continue to take on more forward-facing leadership roles in the industry, making names for themselves as distillers and tasters and carving their own name in bourbon’s unique legacy.

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Pamela Heilmann grew up thinking she’d become a school teacher, but instead found herself in male-dominated industries like agricultural machinery, steel and eventually distilling. Now the Master Distiller at Micther’s Distillery just outside Louisville, Heilmann is glad to see women competing for the spotlight in the world of bourbon. “It is wonderful that women are also getting recognition for their contributions to the industry,” she says, “Women have always played a part in the industry but in roles that were not so visible and maybe not as many leadership roles.” Bourbon fascinated Heilmann because of its blend of art and science, and she likes that her job allows her to be both creative and logical. “It’s the best of both worlds for me,” she says. Pamela Heilmann at work at Micther’s Distillery

“I enjoy our bourbon and rye neat for the most part. Simple cocktails like a Bourbon Mule made with ginger beer and lime juice is very refreshing on a warm day. They have just a couple ingredients and can be made to your taste and simply garnished.”

When it comes to the perfect bourbon cocktail, Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann believes simple is best.

Pamela’s Favorite Cocktail Bourbon Mule 1.5 oz Michter’s bourbon 1 tbs lime juice 4 oz Ginger Beer Garnish with slice of lemon or mint sprig

-Pamela Heilmann A dynamic mother-daughter duo leads the charge at Jeptha Creed Distillery, with Joyce Nethery at the distilling wheel and her daughter Autumn Nethery as the head of marketing. A lifetime of developing skills ranging from finance to farming have culminated in Joyce’s most impressive role yet as Master Distiller. And she’s not afraid to get innovative with her distilling process. The distillery’s now-discontinued Bloody Butcher’s Creed was made with the Bloody Butcher corn she grew herself as a part of their experimental line. In addition to whiskey, you’ll find moonshine and vodka distilling on the Shelby County property. Joyce’s distilling skills combined with Autumn’s creative marketing strategies have led to the continued success of this little distillery. You can taste their moonshine and vodka now, but their bourbon is currently aging and will be ready for release in 2019.

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Then of course, there’s Marianne Eaves, the first woman Master Distiller in Kentucky, who traveled a unique path before she found her ultimate calling in the world of whiskey. Her eagerness and passion for exploration led her from chemical engineering to bourbon—and she hasn’t looked back. “I love the harmony of art and science in my work,” says Barnes, “I tend to use both sides of my brain equally, so it’s appealing to me to have the freedom to be creative but with lots of technical processes and data to analyze.” Eaves’ first internship and eventual job was at Brown Forman, whose reputation for hands-on learning experiences greatly appealed to her. Eaves admits that she did not have a taste for bourbon early in her career, but she quickly developed her palate for the amber spirit through direct and immersive learning experiences. She began training under Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller, Chris Morris, shortly becoming Woodford’s first Master Taster and heir to the Master Distiller. News of her talent spread, however, and she was later offered a partnership at the Castle and Key Distillery, where she became the first female Master Distiller since Prohibition.

Marianne Eaves at Castle and Key Ditillery

“My favorite bourbon cocktail has to be an old fashioned, and there are a thousand ways to make them unique. My favorite style includes simple syrup, black walnut and orange bitters with an orange twist or a luxardo cocktail cherry. You’ll know if your bartender knows how to make a good old fashioned right away – if he throws the fruit in and muddles it or if you see the club soda gun come out, prepare yourself for a so-so drink.”

Eaves isn’t the only distilling expert to get her start at Brown-Forman. In fact, the company has been a springboard of sorts for the advancement of women within the industry. Elizabeth O’Neil McCall, for instance, landed her first job in the industry at Brown-Forman as a Quality Control Sensory, and quickly moved on to becoming Master Taster and now Assistant Master Distiller at Woodford Reserve Distillery. O’Neil’s knowledge of Woodford Reserve is second to none within the industry, and she spends each and every day on the distillery grounds ensuring the quality control procedures and measurements are in working order. She also frequently travels throughout the United States to educate people about Woodford Reserve, enthusiastically sharing her bourbon expertise with the world. Women have been quietly part of the bourbon movement for centuries, but today their voices can be heard across the industry as more and more women continue to cultivate a rich environment for other women to shine. To quote Pam Heilmann, “It’s great that everyone can achieve recognition with hard work and dedication in their trade.”

– Marianne Eaves

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G Dining Out:

raze

Farm-Fresh Flavor from Around the World

By Michelle Aiello | Photos by Keni Parks

The second installment of Graze brings the same farm-fresh meats and vegetables –this time, in a historic setting in the middle of downtown. The restaurant is owned by partners Craig de Villiers, a native of South Africa and Damion Scott, who hails from Alabama. “Craig is Kentucky’s greatest import, and I’m Alabama’s greatest export,” joked Scott.

Graze opens at 11am for lunch and dinner and citywide delivery is available. The menu changes weekly, and features “global comfort food”—think fresh curries with unexpected ingredients like banana (it works!), tempura scallops, “Carolina Fries” topped with pulled BBQ pork, queso and scallions, and their signature bolognaise. Desserts range from classic bourbon-glazed cheesecake to homemade panna cotta with fresh pistachios. Chef DJ Adkins heads up Graze’s kitchen with resident baker Mallory Pfiester providing oven-fresh breads and desserts. The location on South Limestone (formerly House of Soul) opened in December 2016 and holds about fifty seats, including a cozy, secluded outdoor patio. The décor has been updated to include plenty of natural wood, equine art, original mantles and plenty of period details left intact. The kitchen is barely separated from the rest of the space, filling the room with the smells of searing meat. Scott and de Villiers were introduced via mutual friends when it became clear that they had the same business goals. de Villiers had worked in the equine industry and Scott as a banker, and

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both were ready for a change. “We didn’t want to corner ourselves (into one style) of food,” said de Villiers. Scott added, “A lot of restaurants shy away from that because they’re thinking of numbers and costs. But sometimes it’s just about what you like, and what your guests like –that’s very important as well.” De Villiers explained that Graze originated as a retail business in Winchester. “Our idea was the reach out to the local farmers for what some would call the less-desirable cuts of meat. “Cuts that don’t always sell as well but are nonetheless delicious, such as lamb belly,” he said. In 2013, he started a small business selling these “alternative” cuts of meat. Since he ended up cooking the meat more frequently than selling it raw, the retail business transitioned into Graze Market and Café, a local meat market with other fresh goods for sale. That original location at 150 Combs Ferry Road is still open, but only for the occasional prix fixe meal or private events. Animals are no longer raised there; the herd was moved to Georgetown’s Catalina Farm. Scott and de Villiers plan to reopen the Winchester property full-time–but they’re comfortable with growing slowly. “Once we feel comfortable stepping away from (the downtown location) a bit, and find the right partner, we plan to open up again,” said Scott, who joined the company in 2016. Both Scott and de Villiers agree that the transition from meat market to full-service restaurant was a successful one, and they look forward to where this leap of faith will take them. Scott mentioned his great respect for de Villiers’ vision and his desire to go his own way rather than starting a franchise or restaurant group. “I really love this industry – you have to,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, it can’t be just a job. You have to be part of something.” “People have been very kind over the years, both Lexingtonians and people in Winchester,” added de Villiers. “We started with the thought of selling meat, and we never considered having a downtown restaurant. But we wanted to make good food that we wanted to eat. It’s been very well received, and we appreciate that a lot.”

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Q+A

with Craig de Villiers Where are you from? Port Elizabeth, South Africa. What is your favorite seasonal ingredient right now? Blueberries. What is your favorite dish at Graze? Favorite drink? Carolina fries or steak and a Leftbank martini. What was the last thing you cooked at home? Lamb burgers with goat cheese, Broadbent bacon and blackberry preserves.

Craig de Villiers

Favorite food from your childhood? Mom’s roast chicken with gem squash, broccoli cauliflower casserole, roasted potatoes and butternut with gravy to die for! On days off, what do you like to do? Hike.

What would surprise people to learn about you? I had pet lions as a kid. Food-wise, what is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream or chocolate. Quote you live by? “Take pride in your work”—thanks dad!

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cake

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 11x8 inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Whisk together the eggs, coconut sugar, yogurt, melted coconut oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in the shredded zucchini. Add the flour mixture to the wet and whisk just until the batter comes together. This mixture will be pretty stiff. Add 1 cup of the chocolate chips and use a spatula to fold them in.

Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes. The cake should be lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle should have a few moist crumbs sticking to it. I find different ovens bake differently so don't be frazzled if this cake takes you an extra 10 minutes to bake. (I also like to check my cakes 5-10 minutes before the recipe says to just to err on the side of caution so feel free to check at 30 minutes.)

Remove from the oven and let it cool on the counter for about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle on the remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips and spread over the cake until they melt.

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1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1/2 cup coconut sugar, or white sugar

1/2 cup vanilla or plain greek yogurt

Created byMallory Pfiester, Pastry chef at GRAZE

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Servings: 12

11/2 cups shredded zucchini

13/4 cups chocolate chips, divided

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

Ingredients: 4 (4-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts ¼ cup light Italian dressing 3 Roma tomatoes, diced ½ yellow onion, diced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ cup Italian panko bread crumbs

Skinny Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375° F, and lightly coat a 13x9” baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the chicken breasts in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap, and using a meat mallet, pound them out to about ¼-inch thick. Place the pounded chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable bag with the Italian dressing, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. While the chicken is marinating, make the Bruschetta topping: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, basil, dried oregano and cheese, then set aside. When the chicken has marinated, allow the excess Italian dressing to drip off each chicken breast back into the bag, and then lay the chicken out flat on a large cutting board. Evenly season each side with the salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Spoon the Bruschetta mixture on the short end of the chicken, then tightly roll each breast and secure with a toothpick. In a shallow baking dish, or on a large plate, spread the panko breadcrumbs out and roll each Bruschetta chicken in them to coat. Transfer the coated chicken rolls to the prepared baking dish and top each one with the remaining Bruschetta mixture, then bake for 25-30 minutes, until done.

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NUTRITION FACTS Yield: 4 servings Nutrition Facts based on 1 chicken roll Calories: 216 Calories from fat: 43 Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 770mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 28g SmartPoints: 4

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DINING

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Coles 735 Main

735 East Main Street 859.266.9000 coles735main.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Gazebo dining means guests can enjoy all of our menu options in a refreshing and relaxed atmosphere. We seat guests outdoors on first come, first served basis, so it’s easy to stop by and have a great experience anytime, whether enjoying one of our signature cocktails or a summery date night dinner.

What are your summer drink specials? We have created a few new fun and refreshing cocktails for the warmer weather, including “Moment in the Shade,” made with Stoli cucumber vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup, shaken with basil and topped with a splash of Q soda. We’ve also added a new Mules special section to our menu.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? A Coles favorite is our Panko Fried Avocado, topped with crab salad, spicy aioli and lemon saffron aioli. Perfect to pair with a cocktail or glass of wine!

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Harry’s American Bar & Grill Palomar 3735 Palomar Centre Dr. 859.977.2620

Hamburg 1920 Pleasant Ridge Dr. 859.264.8023

bluegrasshospitality.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Featuring an open-air atmosphere during warm weather months and encased glass during cooler months, guests are able to enjoy our patios year-round.

What types of drinks do you offer? Known for signature cocktails, hand-selected wine and local craft beer; we have something for everyone.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? We are home of the minis; cheeseburgers, buffalo chicken, philly cheese steak, chicken cordon blue and BLT to name a few. Aqua sushi is another guest favorite, always fresh and made to order.

Who will most enjoy your patio? Whether visiting for a leisurely lunch or dinner, winding down after work or catching your favorite team on one of the flat screen TVs, Lexingtonians love our patios.

Open Mon-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-10:30pm

Mr. Brews Taphouse

220 Ruccio Way, Suite 110 859.219.1931 mrbrewstaphouse.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Our beer garden feel conveniently located on the south side of Lexington!

What are your summer drink specials? Our Happy Hour is Mon-Fri, 3-6pm plus 60 draft craft beers inside and all available for the patio.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Wisconsin fried cheese curds and the Kentucky Bourbon Classic Burger.

Any special events coming up? Weekly craft beer events and tap takeovers, live music on Fridays and kids eat free Sundays.

Who will most enjoy your patio? Families, craft beer lovers and anyone who loves to soak up some sunshine! Our patio is even dog-friendly!

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J. Render’s

Southern Table & Bar

3191 Beaumont Centre Cir. 859.533.9777 jrendersbbq.com

What makes your patio fantastic? With umbrellas, twinkly lights, beautiful planters, a fire pit and Cornhole, there is something for everyone. We are the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch, brunch with the family, or date night with live music on the weekends.

What are your summer drink specials? We offer 2-for-1 Classic Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas during Brunch. Our daily Happy Hour is from 4-7pm, where guests can enjoy ½ price wine, draft beer and select appetizers. We also offer half price bottles of wine and smoked wings on Wednesdays!

What is the most popular dish on the menu? People love our “Oh No You Didn’t” Grilled Cheese sandwich! It includes pulled pork, Sweet BBQ Sauce, Smoked Mac & Cheese, American cheese slices on Texas Toast! Our Smoked Chicken Wings, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Collard Greens are also spectacular!

Any special events coming up? Guests can always enjoy live music on the weekends. Starting in June, we are excited to welcome 27 South on Mondays for live Bluegrass. Also in June, we are introducing “Steaks, Stogies and Bourbon”.

Open 11am daily | Closes Sun-Mon 9pm, Tues-Thur 10pm and Fri-Sat 11pm

Carson’s Food & Drink

362 East Main Street 859.309.3039 carsonsfoodanddrink.com

What makes your patio fantastic? We have 50 seats, including our Makers 46 table that accommodates up to 12 guests and is the only patio table we reserve. We have live jazz every Saturday night at 8pm and on Sunday for brunch at 11am. Our patio is fully heated for those chilly nights, plus complete roll down shades keep the rain out. We serve our full menu daily and our full menu plus brunch starting at 10am on Saturday and Sunday.

What are your summer drink specials? We have a full beverage bible with 10 spring cocktails including our Strawberry Monkey Margarita Martini, The Violet Orchid, The Basil Blush, The Old Fashioned Honey and The Rose’ Seelbach just to name a few. Plus, happy hour runs weeknights from 3-6pm with discounts on draught, wine and well cocktails.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Grilled Salmon Oscar Style or our Shaved Prime Rib Sandwich.

Any special events coming up?

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Babalu

Tapas & Tacos 4040 Finn Way, Suite 150 859.309.4780 eatbabalu.com

Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm

What makes your patio fantastic? Our inside/outside bar provides a friendly, comfortable, lighthearted atmosphere and our fabulous handcrafted cocktails make it the perfect spot to kick back and relax. Plus, our location is the busiest corner at the Summit so it’s great for people watching!

What are your summer drink specials? We have a new cocktail menu launching in June and we always offer Happy Hour pricing Monday through Friday 3-6pm.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Our guacamole, which is prepared table side is quite popular. It’s made of Hass avocado, sun-dried tomato, red & green onion, kosher salt, cilantro, lime juice and served with our house chips.

Any special events coming up? We are excited about our recent spring menu launch. Plus, we offer a special brunch menu with bottomless Bloody Mary and Mimosas every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm.

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Proud Mary Honky Tonk & BBQ 9079 Old Richmond Road 859.913.5611 proudmarybbq.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Location, location, location! We are located on the banks of the Kentucky River in between the bridges.

What are your summer drink specials? Beat the summer heat with our Kentucky Peach Teas, Berry Margaritas and Tito’s Smash Berry Bash.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Our brisket and catfish are customer favorites, as well as our house-made KY Beer Cheese.

Wed-Fri 3-10pm, Sat-Sun 12-11pm

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Any special events coming up? We have special events all throughout the summer, including a Father’s Day celebration on June 17th, our River Roots Festival on June 24th and a Fourth of July Festival on July 1st. Plus many more events through early September.


The Cellar Bar & Grille

3256 Lansdownne Drive 859.317.8301 cellargrille.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Our large patio overlooks beautiful green space, so there’s a wonderful “get-away from it all” vibe.

What are your summer drink specials? We have popular wines, 10 rotating beers on tap, a hefty menu of bottled beers and 80+ bourbon selections. Plus we have happy hour specials every Mon-Fri 4-7pm, so it’s a great place for a date or to meet up with friends.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Our Fish Tacos and Pastrami Grill are favorites among our large menu. We also have daily lunch and dinner specials.

Any special events coming up? Live music makes the patio a rocking good time on the weekends!

Sun-Thur 11am-1am, Fri and Sat 11am-2:30am

Shamrock’s Bar & Grill

154 Patchen Drive 859.269.7621 shamrocksky.com

What makes your patio fantastic? Our multi-level patio has the quaint feel of home while hanging out with your closest friends. Plus, we have live music on the weekends.

What are your summer drink specials? We have 24 beers on tap, plus happy hour specials Monday through Friday 4 to 7pm.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? The famous O’Round, of course!

Any special events coming up? On June 9th, Shamrockapalooza will rock our patio and the surrounding green space will be filled with bands all day and night. It’s our 2nd annual local band music fest and there is music for all ages.

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Locals’

Craft Food & Drink

701 National Avenue 859.523.3249 localslex.com

What makes your patio fantastic? We have three separate patios including a rooftop deck that seats 40 guests. Plus, we cater to all ages: drinks for adults and a kid friendly menu. It’s a great place to bring a date, meet friends or take the family out.

What are your summer drink specials? We have a fully stocked bar with liquor, wine and beer, and offer specialty cocktails and bucket specials on beer. Happy Hour is 4 to 6 pm Mon-Fri with all wines and cocktails $1 off.

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Definitely the Blue &White Nachos with our signature White Chicken Chili.

Who will most enjoy your patio? We pride ourselves on our sophisticated, yet unpretentious atmosphere. Whether it be a dinner for two, a weekday business lunch meeting, or an outing with friends to catch the ballgame, we appeal to anyone looking for a casual neighborhood vibe. Mon-Sat 11am-9pm+ | Sun Brunch 11am to 2:30pm, reopen for dinner at 3pm

El Rancho Tapatio

144 Burt Road 859.373.9091 elranchotapatio.com

What makes your patio fantastic? With big umbrellas for shade, the patio is always a comfortable, casual spot, perfect for for drinks after work or family dinners. We have a fun atmosphere and delicious dishes that gives guests a taste of Guadalajara, Mexico!

What are your summer drink specials? Love margaritas? We serve up a great one, and on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, enjoy 2-for-1 margaritas all day long—perfect for sipping on the patio with friends!

What is the most popular dish on the menu? Our Tacos Dorados de Barbacoa is a customer favorite and features four deep-fried beef barbacoa-style tacos, stuffed with chopped cilantro and diced onions. People also love our custom tacos which offer wide range of meats and toppings, and are done up right by our talented kitchen staff. We also have breakfast and lunch options! 10:30am-10pm, 7 days a week 154

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BEER & WINE OF THE MONTH

Leese-Fitch

SAUVIGNON BLANC

88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% French Colombard • Appellation 100% California

This Sauvignon Blanc is thoroughly refreshing, with aromas of guava, papaya and pear. These enticing characteristics are followed by vibrant citrus notes of grapefruit and lime on the palate, which enhance the wine’s juicy body and highlight its crisp, balanced acidity.

A suitable pairing for this Sauvignon Blanc is a light vegetable salad, an assortment of aged cheeses, mild white fish or roast chicken with a simple, classic marinade. While not a pairing, per se, we love this wine made up into sangria because of it’s citrus quality.

Ser󰇽󰇪 󰇼󰇵 San󰇫󰈦󰇮󰈜 25 ounces/750 ml. bottle of Leese-Fitch Sauvignon Blanc 1 lemon* (cut into wedges)

1 orange* (cut into wedges)

2 tablespoons sugar 1½ ounces brandy

2 cups ginger ale

Pour wine in the pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon and orange into the wine.

Toss in the fruit wedges (remove seeds first, if possible) and add sugar and brandy. Chill overnight to combine the flavors.

Add ginger ale or club soda just before serving.

If you'd like to serve it right away, use chilled wine and serve over ice. *You can also add any sort of fruit you like.

Stella Artois

BELGIAN LAGER Blond Belgian Lager • ABV 5% IBUs:30

The greatest thing about Stella is the way it fits seamlessly into every occasion from Christmas parties to summer barbeques and everything in between. The floral and hop aroma is full and bright. The well-balanced fruity malt sweetness is just the beginning as it builds to a crisp hop bitterness that finishes very soft and dry. Stella Artois is an authentic, imported blonde lager that will never disappoint. In fact, Stella’s versatility makes it a great choice for Beer Bread.

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3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 cup sugar

12 ounces of Stella Artois

1⁄2 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and beer. Pour into a greased loaf pan.

Pour melted butter over mixture.

Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes. Beer bread makes a fantastic side for grilled kielbasa and other meat dishes!

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UK’S NEW BALLPARK

BBN

Keith Madison had a dream.

Kentucky’s baseball coach from 1979 to 2003, his program needed a new on-campus stadium and he knew just the place to put it. “When I coached here, I dreamed of the day we’d be on the corner of Limestone and Alumni, or somewhere over in that area,” he said recently. “Then they put a senior citizens home there and I’m going, ‘Man, the senior citizens want peace and quiet. Move THEM where we are and move us over there.” It may not have happened while he was on the job, but Madison’s dream is finally coming true. Just a couple of deep fly balls from that intersection, UK’s new ballpark is rising from the earth, on Alumni Drive, next to the soccer stadium and across from the football practice facility. It’s the reason thousands of UK baseball fans—and dozens of former players—poured through the gates at venerable Cliff Hagan Stadium during the last weekend of the regular season, to get one last look at the old facility before they usher in the new one. Madison, naturally, will miss it. “I love this place,” he said, sitting in the first-base dugout, from which he coached the Wildcats to 737 victories. “Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that we’re getting a new place. It’s exciting. But I love the fact that every brick, every light standard, everything that’s in this place, I helped raise the money for it. It’s a special place.” The man who stepped in when Madison retired paid a final visit as well. John Cohen now is the Athletics Director at Mississippi State, but during his stay at Kentucky, he coached the Wildcats to their only SEC baseball championship. He knows the value of a shiny new ballpark—especially when it comes to recruiting. When he was here, recruits, he said, would stop in Lexington but then move deeper into the SEC, where sparkling facilities would turn their heads. Cohen toured the construction site in Lexington with several of Madison’s former players from the ‘80s. “One of them said to me, most of the facilities we played in did not have a bathroom in the dugout,” Cohen said. “And now, Kentucky is building a $50 million facility. “Think about those two things side-by-side: No bathroom in the

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dugout, and building a $50 million, state-of-the-art (stadium), every bell and whistle you can imagine.” One of the former players on that tour was former All-America centerfielder Chris Estep, who anchored the outfield on Madison’s 1988 team that finished one victory from the College World Series. “(Cliff Hagan Stadium) has been upgraded since then so we think, ‘Oh wow, this is really awesome,’ ” Estep said. “But where they’re going is phenomenal -- for the school, for the kids coming in. We’re really excited for everyone.” There’s a lot to be excited about. The new digs will include a seating capacity of up to 7,000 fans; a 360-degree concourse; the 8th largest video board in the country and a team clubhouse whose trappings are still a secret. They’ll be unveiled to the players in mid-August, the weekend before classes begin. “From the outset, the vision with this project was, we didn’t have to be the biggest stadium,” said Kevin Saal, the assistant athletics director tasked with overseeing the project. “What we wanted to be was the most “wow” from a fan-friendly standpoint, but also from a student-athlete amenities standpoint.” Saal said one of the effects of the reunion weekend at The Cliff was the return of so many past players—a goal of second-year head coach Nick Mingione, who wants to re-connect with as many former Wildcats as possible. Saal calls it the “activation of our alumni.” “We desire for this place to be a home for Kentucky baseball,” he said. And that’s all well and good for Estep, the ex-centerfielder. He’ll check out the new place. But all the bells and whistles, bricks and mortar, steel and concrete they can truck in can never erase his fondest memory of Cliff Hagan Stadium. And it has little to do with baseball. “Believe it or not, it wasn’t anything that happened on the field,” he said. “I met my wife here and I got my first kiss in that parking lot. So they can tear this place down, but they’ve gotta make sure they keep that parking lot.”

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Eats & Entertainment

EQUINE update By Jen Roytz | Photo by Howard Schatzberg

THE PADDOCK DINNER SERIES June 14 & July 26 | 1 - 5pm Keeneland - Paddock

While Keeneland is known for being a world-class Thoroughbred racing and sales venue, “The Paddock Dinner Series” offers locals a new way to experience this Lexington landmark. Keeneland’s Executive Chef Mark Therrien composes a rotating menu of delectable creations and craft cocktails each month using locallysourced ingredients, which guests will dine on family-style in the track’s iconic paddock. While the series is new this year, it is sure to become one of the season’s “must-attend” events. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to keeneland.com.

EXTREME MUSTANG MAKEOVER

June 21 - 23 Kentucky Horse Park - Alltech Arena Wild to Mild: that’s the motto for the Extreme Mustang Makeover. The competition features top horsemen and women who have 100 days to take a wild Mustang who is unbroke and largely untouched by humans and train it to not only be ridden, but navigate obstacle courses and showcase their training feats in front of an audience of thousands as they compete for $125,000 in cash and prizes as they demonstrate the versatility and trainability of this rugged breed. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to extrememustangmakeover.com.

82nd ANNUAL JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LEXINGTON CHARITY HORSE SHOW July 9 - 14 Kentucky Horse Park - Rolex Stadium

The Junior League of Lexington Charity Horse Show is the largest outdoor American Saddlebred competition in the world, showcasing the expressive gaits and spirited personality of the breed. Attracting more than 30,000 spectators and 1,000 competitors each year, this family-friendly event features world-class equestrian competition, live music, food and beverage selections, children’s activities and more. For more information, visit www.lexjrleague.com.

HAGYARD CHALLENGE SERIES

July 26, August 8, August 17, August 23 and September 21 | 6:30pm Kentucky Horse Park - Rolex Stadium Come out to the Kentucky Horse Park’s outdoor equestrian stadium to relax and take in Grand Prix show jumping throughout the summer. Watch as horse and rider combinations defy gravity, navigating courses of 5’ jumps as they try to beat each other, and the clock, for top honors. Parking and admission is free, food is available for purchase and dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Start times are subject to change due to weather and scheduling. For more information go to hagyard.com. 2017 Junior League Horse Show | Malika Keglowitsch riding McDreamy TOPS Magazine | June 2018

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BILLIE DOLLINS, MIKE TURNER AND J. STUART HURT

BRET MELROSE AND ROB PEREZ DWAYNE ANDERSON, SUSAN BRATTON, JAMES CAUDILL, MARSHA & DEWAYNE KOLLER

GWYN EVERLY, MICHAEL STODDART, JEANNINE PETELL AND KELLIE STODDART

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LYNN TSIBOUKAS, EILEEN LEVY AND LISA DOLLINS


KAREN & CHRIS MOSSMAN

JONATHAN & AMY MALLAY

DONNA STEPHENS AND HOLLY BELLOMY

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ARIELE WALTERS, MACY MULLINS AND LORI ANN ERICKSON

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DANESH MAZLOOMDOOST AND RON MORROW

ANDREA ROBINETTE

LYNNE SNEED AND KRISTEN OAKLEY

KAITLYN MCCARTY AND DANA BARTHELL

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WINE WOMEN & SHOES Griffin Gate Marriott | April 20 Benefiting Kids Cancer Alliance kidscanceralliance.org Photos by Woody Phillips

TOMMY & BECKY HAGGARD, GLORIA DENHAM MONTGOMERY

LIZ HEATH, MICHELLE WILSON AND JOY WELCH

LISA BLEDSOE AND CHRISTINE DERAMO

MEIKO WELCH AND ANGIE THOMAS

HEATHER COUCH AND CHANTEL STOOPS

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MIRANDA JOHNSON AND BETH HANNEMAN

ROBIN HAMMOND, SHELBY RUSSELL AND LEAH MCCOMB


CRINDE FRANCKE AND LORI ANN ERICKSON

MICHAEL DANAHY

MICHAELA DOUGLAS AND SARAH DAVIS

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LEXINGTON DREAM FACTORY

ANNUAL GALA Taylor Made Farm | April 21 lexingtondreamfactory.org Photos by Woody Phillips

DARREL & KATHY ISHMAEL, VINCE LEMIEUX AND BETH MENDENHALL

KRISTEN BROWN AND DONNA GRIGSBY

TERRY HAGAN AND MELONIE GRAVES

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KAELYN QUERY, SCOTT DOWNING, BLAKE FERGUSON AND TODD WALLACE

LEE CRUSE AND HAYLEY HARMON

CAROL & JACK RUSSELL


LYNDA & PATRICK MCNAMARA

SHEENA WETHINGTON AND WHITNEY HAMILTON BURKEEN

DOUG & JENNIFER MYNEAR

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BOURBON & BROWNS Liberty Hall Historic Site | April 21 libertyhall.org Photos by Rob Bolson

JULIE DAVIS, MARY BRADLEY AND SHARON COX

BETSY BULLEIT AND MILLY ANN STEWART MARGARET GARDINER, SUSAN NIMOCKS, BARBARA HULETTE AND SARAH VAHLKAMP

FRED DAVIS AND DICK CLAY

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CHARLES STEWART

REBECCA BYERS, TOM & LISA BIEDERMAN


JANET & BOB GATES

MARY BELLE HARWICH AND JOHN BAUGHMAN

RODNEY RIPBERGER AND BOB HILLENMEYER

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H’ARTFUL OF FUN

GOLDEN GALA Living Arts & Science Center | April 28 lasclex.org Photos by Woody Phillips

KEITH & JOAN KEY, ROB & ELIZABETH WILLIAMS

JON CARLOFTIS, CHRISTINA BELL AND DALE FISHER

CATHY & KENT PLEASANTS

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JULIE JORGENSEN, KRISTA MAINOUS AND BETHANY DENNING

DANA & KYLE ADAMSON

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2018 KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS

WINE AUCTION & DERBY GALA Donamire Farm | May 3 Benefiting Lexington Cancer Foundatione lexingtoncancerfoundation.org Photos by Paul Atkinson

EDIE & CLAY GREEN, KRISTI MARTIN AND ANDRE PATER

ROB & JANELL SAMUELS

DIANE & CHET LOTT

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CARRIE PATTERSON AND HALEY WILLIAMS

ADAM CRAUN AND GUEST

BETSY BULLEIT AND MOLLIE JAMESON

KIRSTEN & DAREN TURNER


PEEK & JENNIE GARLINGTON

JOSH & CHRISTA MARRILLIA

BRUCE & MELINDA DRAKE

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EDUCATION BUILDS HOPE LUNCHEON

Carrick House | May 10 Benefiting One Parent Scholar House oneparentscholarhouse.org Photos by Ron Morrow LINDA, D.R. AND MIRA BALL, RACHEL ALBRIGHT AND KELLY BALL

STEPHANIE RAGLIN AND CATHY JACOBS

JEFFREY WHITE AND JANICE JAMES

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CARRIE THAYER AND CRINDA FRANKE

CECIL DUNN, GEORGE PRIVETT AND WALTER MAY


JAMES BROWN AND MIRSADA SIMIC

SONIA BONIFACE AND CAROL SILER

FAITH JONES

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DANCING WITH THE

LEXINGTON STARS Griffin Gate Marriott | May 12 Benefiting Surgery on Sunday, Inc., & the Lexington Rotary Club Endowment Fund dancingwiththelexingtonstars.com Photos by Ron Morrow

REBECCA BARNES AND ANNA TAYLOR

KRISTINA & ANDY SHEA

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DUNCAN KING, SASHA BOWLBY, KRISTI WEAVER AND CHRIS STONE

HUNTER LISLE AND ANNA TREBUNSKAYA

JENNIFER LESLIE AND SCOTT COLEMAN

KEVIN WEAVER, KYLIE SCHMIDT, LIBBY WEAVER, CHERLYNN & CHRIS STEVENSON


PEGGY TRAFTON AND GREG SCHULER

SHIRLEY & HAROLD WATLEY

GWYN EVERLY AND KIM JOHNSON

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DERBY GRAS The Roundbarn at Red Mile | May 4 Benefiting the Makenna Foundation makennafoundation.com Photos by Paul Atkinson

PATTY & JIM ELAM, JANICE MUELLER AND LARRY FREELS

GREG DAVID HOLDS LILLY MAY

KELLI DAVID, EMILY SOLOMON AND MORGAN MIDDLETON

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ENCORE 2018!

Keeneland | May 12 Benefiting OperaLex and UK Opera Theatre operalex.org Photos by Woody Phillips JOE PALUMBO, JIM HOST AND REX CHAPMAN

CHRIS MOSSMAN, EVERETT MCCORVEY, KAREN MOSSMAN AND CAMERON MILLS

JENNIFER PALUMBO, PAT HOST AND TAMI MELROSE

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CALENDAR // JUNE 2018 JUNE 1

Run for the Nun 5K

6pm Moondance Ampitheater

Literary Luncheon

Taste of Beaumont Lakeside Live: Zack Attack 7pm Lexington Green

North Lime Donut Dash 5K 6:30pm Lexington Christian Academy Love donuts? Love to run? Since this run coincides with National Donut Day, the organizers have declided to make it a sweet affair with free donuts for all the participants. Chip timed.

8am Seton Catholic Church

1pm-3pm Gratz Park

JUNE 8

A Divine Affair 7pm The Mane on Main

It’s a Grand Night for Singing!

Lakeside Live: Alt90

7:30pm Singletary Center

L&N Day

Returning for the 26th year, this popular musical revue features the best, from Billboard to Broadway. Enjoy the vocal talents of over 100 UK Opera Theatre and community performers.

7pm Lexington Green

9am-5pm Berea

JUNE 4

Festival of the Bluegrass

The Night Market

11:30am Waveland

KET Summer Celebration

6pm 700 Block of Bryan Ave.

Run/Walk Club

7pm Donamire Farms

Teddy Bear Tea

JUNE 2

5pm-8pm Kentucky Horse Park

7:30pm Rupp Arena

TNL: Charlie Shuck & The Trendells with The Tymes Band

Soul 2 Soul: Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Round to Remember Golf Scramble 10:30am Connemara Golf Course

Swingin’ on Short 7pm-11pm Courthouse Plaza Strap on your dancin' shoes and get ready to jump and jive downtown. It doesn't matter if you're a novice or a seasoned pro, get movin' for this fun evening event!

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JUNE 7

5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

Festival of the Bluegrass

Kentucky Horse Park Campground Bluegrass music takes center stage at this familyfriendly four day celebration. Camp out or stop by each day for great tunes. Kids events include a music camp for youngsters 8-18 with an interest in bluegrass music.

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Lakeside Live: Tim Talbert 7pm Lexington Green

Tacos n’ Tequila 6pm Limestone Hall

Free Friday Flicks: Peter Rabbit 7pm Jacobson Park Celebrating 22 years, Flicks offers a great evening of entertainment for all ages. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will also be on-site. No pets, please. Premovie activities include children’s games and a petting zoo. Film begins at dusk.


JUNE 9

Hemp Returns to Waveland

8am Keeneland

Learn more about hemp's history–and future–in the Bluegrass. RSVP required.

Mutt Strut

It’s a Grand Night for Singing! 7:30pm Singletary Center

Sweat Series 9am The Summit at Fritz Farm Enjoy poses and mimosas on the green with a free workout session, plus extras. RSVP required.

Lakeside Live: Boogie G 7pm Lexington Green

Festival of the Bluegrass Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Elkhorn Creek Float Fest 11am-4pm Peninsula Park, Georgetown Spend the day floating on one of Kentucky’s loveliest and longest creeks. Tube rentals are also available through registration

JUNE 10 CHEW Brunch

11am Limestone Hall

It’s a Grand Night for Singing! 2pm Singletary Center

2pm-4pm Waveland

Festival of the Bluegrass

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

JUNE 11

St. Joseph Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament 11am University Club of Kentucky

Trombone Shorty

7:30pm Lexington Opera House New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six. His album For True topped Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks.

JUNE 12

JUNE 14

TNL: The Twiggenburys

5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

The Paddock Dinner Series 6:30pm Keeneland

JUNE 15

Lexington Rodeo

7:30pm Kentucky Horse Park This PRCA pro rodeo returns to the horse park to raise funds for The Rotary Club of Lexington. This wonderful two-night event will capture the imaginations of kids and adults alike!

Lakeside Live: Kudmani 7pm Lexington Green

Free Friday Flicks: Ferdinand 7pm Jacobson Park

Courtesy Acura Fun Day Golf Tournament

G’Town After Hours

JUNE 13

It’s a Grand Night for Singing!

11am University Club of Kentucky

Feed the Soul

11:30am Lyric Theatre

PK Night Vol. 4

6pm Loudon House

5pm-7pm Downtown Georgetown

7:30pm Singletary Center

JUNE 16 Lexington Rodeo

7:30pm Kentucky Horse Park

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CALENDAR // JUNE-JULY Well Crafted: Brews + Bands 12pm-7pm Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

It’s a Grand Night for Singing! 7:30pm Singletary Center

Fido Fest 11am-3pm The Summit at Fritz Farm

Lakeside Live: Tyler Halsey 7pm Lexington Green

Wild Hearts Superhero 5K Keeneland

Survive the Night Relays 5pm Kroger Field

JUNE 17 It’s a Grand Night for Singing! 2pm Singletary Center

JUNE 18 Run/Walk Club 5pm-8pm Kentucky Horse Park

JUNE 21 TNL: Girls Guns and Glory 5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

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United Way Day of Action 9am Around Town

JUNE 22

Lakeside Live: Paul Childers 7pm Lexington Green

Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction 7pm Lexington Opera House

The Artists Are In

6pm 21c Museum Hotel Get an insiders look at the current Lexington Art League's exhibit "Altered Views: Experiencing the Contemporary Landscape" from the curator, Alice Pixley Young and select participating artists in panel discussion form.

Free Friday Flicks: Paddington 2

Ashland Lawn Party 5:30pm The Henry Clay Estate Now in its 22nd year, the Ashland Lawn Party will feature special performances from The Lexington Theatre Company, plus cocktails, a silent auction and more.

Picnic for a Purpose 4:30pm-8:30pm MoonDance Amphitheater

The Great Character Chase 5K & Kids Dash 8:30am Lexington Christian Academy

The Hundred Acre 5K 8am The Arboretum The first race to be held at the beautiful Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky! After the 5K is a children's fun run.

7pm Jacobson Park

The Singing Pirates

Seed to Feed Dinner Series

The Kentuckians' Chorus transforms into a merry band of pirates to sing songs of the sea, as well as some of their old classics.

6:30pm Ward Hall

JUNE 23

Night of the Stars 6pm Keeneland

Enjoy a wonderful evening to benefit Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, which that offers equine-assisted therapies and activities for people of all ages.

7:30pm Lexington Opera House

Lakeside Live: Radio 80 7pm Lexington Green

JUNE 26

Melissa Etheridge 7:30pm Lexington Opera House


Yoga on the Green 6am-7am Triangle Park

JUNE 28

TNL: The Johnson Brothers 5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

JUNE 29

Lakeside Live: The DistraXion 7pm Lexington Green

Free Friday Flicks: The Greatest Showman 7pm Jacobson Park

Fairness Hall of Fame 6pm Hyatt Regency of Lexington Lexington Fairness kicks off Pride weekend in Lexington by honoring those who fearlessly advocate for the LGBTQ community, inducting a new class into their Hall of Fame.

JUNE 30

Lexington Pride Festival

JULY 1

Independents Week

Local First Lexington Businesses Shop Local First Lexington businesses July 1st 7th and you could win a gift certificate to a local business! For more details, visit: localfirstlexington.com

JULY 3

Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social 12pm Cheapside Park

Patriotic Music Concert

10pm Launched from the Lexington Financial Center

JULY 5

TNL: Grayson Jenkins 5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

JULY 6

The Night Market

The Lexington Philharmonic will play AllAmerican tunes on the Morrison Lawn as part of Lexington's Fourth of July festival.

Lakeside Live: Ben Lacy

JULY 4

The Great Buffalo Chase 5K 8am Buffalo Trace

Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run

Sweat Series

This certified 10,000 meter race winds through the main business and historic districts of downtown Lexington.

7pm Lexington Green

Lexington City Fireworks

6pm 700 Block of Bryan Avenue

7:30am Downtown

Lakeside Live: Five Below Band

2pm Downtown

8pm Transylvania University

11am Downtown

9am The Summit at Fritz Farm

Lexington’s Fourth of July Parade

Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival 9am-6pm Downtown

7pm Lexington Green

Jurassic Quest XL 3pm Lexington Convention Center Jurassic Quest includes over 100 life-size dinosaurs, plus science stations, cinema, bounce houses and so much more.

JULY 7

Lakeside Live: The Johnson Brothers 7pm Lexington Green

Jurassic Quest XL 9am Lexington Convention Center

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CALENDAR // JULY 2018 JULY 8

JULY 13

9am Lexington Convention Center

Kentucky Horse Park

Jurassic Quest XL

Lexington Junior League Horse Show

JULY 9

BreyerFest

Kentucky Horse Park

This fun, family-friendly event celebrates the Breyer model horse in a fabulous three-day festival. So many activities for kids to enjoy and so much to see and do!

Lexington Junior League Horse Show

JULY 10

Lexington Junior League Horse Show

Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park

Lakeside Live: Encore

JULY 11

The Music Man

Feed the Soul

11:30am The Lyric Theatre

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

JULY 12

TNL: Better Off Dead 5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

The Music Man 8pm Lexington Opera House

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

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7pm Lexington Green 8pm Lexington Opera House

Fountain Films on Friday: Liar Liar DUSK Triangle Park Free film? Sounds like a great time! Enjoy this Jim Carrey classic in the heart of downtown. Food vendors on site.

JULY 14 Lexus of Lexington 5K 8am Keeneland

The Nest Family Fun Day 1pm-4pm Duncan Park

BreyerFest Kentucky Horse Park

Come Fourth 3pm Lyric Theatre The Allegro Dance Project is back with a brand new innovative production featuring contemporary dance, live original music and an exciting variety of aerial and circus arts!

Lexington Junior League Horse Show Kentucky Horse Park

Berea Craft Festival

Berea Craft Festival

10am-6pm

10am-6pm

The Music Man

Amazing art, incredible food, wandering musicians, dancers, artisan demonstrations and so much more to enjoy. For 37 years Berea Craft Festival has brought the best and brightest from all over, on display at the foot of the beautiful Pinnacles.

2pm & 8pm Lexington Opera House

Lakeside Live: Charlie Shuck and The Trendells with the Tymes Band 7pm Lexington Green


Sweat Series

Concours Bash

9am The Summit at Fritz Farm

7pm The Grand Reserve

Lexington Legendary Book Bash

JULY 21

10am-4pm The Grand Reserve

JULY 15 BreyerFest 5K & 1Mile Fun Run/Walk 8am Kentucky Horse Park

vs. Augusta GreenJackets

8am Kentucky Horse Park

June 11-14

Family Movie Night 8:30pm Kentucky Horse Park

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

Kentucky Horse Park

9am-4:30pm Keeneland

Berea Craft Festival

Lakeside Live: Nicholas Jamerson

10am-5pm

7pm Lexington Green

The Music Man

Sweat Series

1pm Lexington Opera House

9am The Summit at Fritz Farm

JULY 19

JULY 26

5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

JULY 20 Lakeside Live: 64 West

June 1-3

Man oʼWar 5K/10K

BreyerFest

TNL: Tony and the Tan Lines

LEXINGTON LEGENDS HOME STANDS

vs. Columbia Fireflies

June 21-23 vs. Charleston RiverDogs

June 24-26 vs. Columbia Fireflies

June 30-July 3 vs. Asheville Tourists

July 7-9 vs. Greensboro Grasshoppers

July 19-22

TNL: Off the Clock

vs. West Virginia Power

5pm-9pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion

July 27-29

JULY 27

vs. Rome Braves

Disaster Blaster

7pm Lexington Green

7pm Talon Winery

Fountain Films on Friday: Space Jam

Fountain Films on Friday: Christmas Vacation

DUSK Triangle Park

DUSK Triangle Park

August 7-9 vs. Asheville Tourists

August 10-13 vs. Kannapolis Intimidators

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2018 Heart Walk

The top beam is placed on the City Center structure

Jim Gray, Everett McCorvey, Jeff Ruby, Dudley Webb and Ralph Coldiron at the topping off ceremony

Monique Roberts plays at the Legacy Ball

Jay Alexander at the Lexus Smooth Jazz Artist Announcement

Nan Plummer and Cole Arimes at Lexington Restaurant Week 2018 Happy Hour

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Tops in Lexington - June 2018  

Who's Who + What's New + and What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky

Tops in Lexington - June 2018  

Who's Who + What's New + and What To Do in Lexington, Kentucky