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Out + About

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TOPS Preview Party

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Our Divine Ms. M

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Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala

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Wine Women & Shoes

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Unified Trust Company Hats Off to You Party

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Dream Factory Annual Fundraiser

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The Legacy Ball Derby Eve Gala

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H’Artful of Fun

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Lexington Philharmonic Fashion Show

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17th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration

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Jeans, Jewels & Juleps

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5th Annual Bourbon & Browns Charity Benefit

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Brunch & Bibelots

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TOP Shots

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FUNDAMENTALS AT HOME

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Tour of Homes: Remixed Ranch

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FloriCULTURE: Summer Blues

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Color Catalog: Wet Coral

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FACES + PLACES Derby Recap

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Meet The Media: Erica Abe

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Leading Ladies of Lexington

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New & Noteworthy: ReHydration Station

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TOPS Cares: Horses & Hope

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CUISINE Womanista: Summer Barbecue

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Dining Al Fresco

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Beer of the Month: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

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Wine of the Month: Old Soul Chardonnay

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CONTRIBUTORS Photographers Paul Atkinson Ben Burchett Mike Cyrus Tracie Dillon Michael Huang

Ron Morrow Ken Parks Keni Parks Woody Phillips

Writers Michelle Aiello Sarah Boerkircher Jesse L. Brooks Cynthia Ellingsen

Amanda Harper Marsha Koller Meredith Lane Michelle Rauch

Jen Roytz Beau Spicer Erica Radhakrishnan

Interns: Cody Pratt, Adam Stinnett, Kacie Brockman and Erin Christopher

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On The Cover: London Olive Photographed by: Kristin Tatem


FUNDAMENTALS LIFE + STYLE

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Shades of Summer

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WOW Wedding: Brittney & Matthew

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Wedding Trends: Mirror, Mirror

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Gor-Jess: Mythical Madness

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Outfit of the Month: Fun in the Sun

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FAMILY

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Family Cares Spotlight: Lexington Hearing & Speech Center

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Super Mom: Markey Hart Hutchison

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Pets: Water Safety

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EQUINE Filly of the Month: Maredith Davis

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Colt of the Month: Colton Woods

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Horse Park Happenings

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COMMUNITY

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The Summit

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What’s New, Kentucky?

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Calendar: Lex In The City

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OUT + ABOUT

Dr. Fadi Bacha at Anti-Aging Institute

SOCIETY

Derby Day at Keeneland

Stephen Hillenmeyer, Ami Bertrand, Terri & Alan Stein at Scout and Molly’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Shake Shack Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Keller Williams Bluegrass Realty R.E.D. Day


PHOTOS | TOPS Preview Party Remax Elite Realty | May 3 | topsinlex.com | Photos by Ron Morrow

Bret Melrose, Chris Mossman and Keith Yarber

Cassie Beach

Corey Cross and Ben Lacy

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Paul Chartier, Camden & Kim Skidmore and Ralph Coldiron

Natalee and Gia Mason

Dana Back-Pack and Lisa Smith

Danielle Pope and Berry Popp

Lynn Erickson and Fred Peters


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PHOTOS | TOPS Preview Party Remax Elite Realty | May 3 | topsinlex.com | Photos by Ron Morrow

Chance Hoover and Crystal Towe

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Lana Pennington, Cheryl Eadens, Abby Vaughn, Debbie Hodges and Melia Hord

Bonni Jiunta and Ron Tritschler

Lori Ann Taylor and Blake Erickson

Loryn McAninch and Janie Head

Seth Parker and Brittany Highlander

Beth Hicks and Bridget Bellamy

DeWayne & Marsha Koller

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PHOTOS | Our Divine Ms. M Arts Place Gallery | April 13 | lexarts.org | Photos by Paul Atkinson

Anita Madden

Preston Madden and UK Wildcats Cheerleaders

RuthAnn Childers and Michael Madden

Jim Gray and Sue Wylie

Jim Spencer and Nan Plummer

Connie Miller and Becky Neal Ochenkoski

Laura & Bob Babbage

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Sarah Slone and Shannon Hillenmeyer

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PHOTOS | Kentucky Bluegrass Wine Auction & Derby Gala Benefiting The Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc. | Donamire Farm | May 4 | lexingtoncancerfoundation.org | Photos by Paul Atkinson

Brandon & Kelli Faulkner, Casey & David Graves

Heather & Ryan Duff

Cathy Neal and Betsey Bulleit

Heather & Tim Couch

Kristi Martin

Haley Williams and Carrie Patterson

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Zef & Dottie Maloney, Libby & Justin Sautter


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PHOTOS | Wine Women & Shoes Benefiting Kids Cancer Alliance | The Carrick House | April 28 | kidscanceralliance.org | Photos by Keni Parks

Kerri Stein, Mandy Williamson and Nikki Browning

Megan Hendricks, Lori Jones and Danielle Pope

Kristen Kirchbaum and Alexandra Barnhart Deanna Talwalkar and Chantel Stoops

Karen Walker and Angie Thomas

Riley Butler, Miranda Johnson and Gloria Samaan

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Andrea Walker, Karen Mossman and Meredith Plant


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PHOTOS | UniďŹ ed Trust Company Hats Off to You Party Fasig-Tipton | May 4 | unifiedtrust.com | Photos by Woody Phillips

Scott & Krissy Fett, Chloe & Brian Morgan

Angela Coleman, Warren Leet and Laura Avent

Carol Stump and Kim Bowling

Gregory Kasten

Kevin Avent and Alexander Rabchevsky

Tim & Melissa Geertz

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Pat Talley, Bobby & Debbie Owens and Patti Talley


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PHOTOS | The Dream Factory Annual Fundraiser RJ Corman Hangar | April 22 | lexingtondreamfactory.org | Photos by Woody Phillips

Ralph Coldiron, Kathy & Steve Gates

Carol & Jack Russell and Rita Rothert

Terry Hagan and Ashlee Harris

Chantel & Mark Stoops

Jenny & Todd Wallace

Kathy & Darrell Ishmael

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Blake &Meredith Lane Ferguson, Allison & Scott Downing


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PHOTOS | The Legacy Ball Derby Eve Gala Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Stadium | May 5 | thelegacyball.com | Photos by Woody Phillips

Jack Givens

Carla Lewis Jackson and Ronald W. Mack

Jessie Laine Powell

Dale Morgan, Quentin Tyler and Roger Cleveland

Ray & Tiffany Daniels

Rhonda & Daryl Love

Rex Chapman and Ron Robinson

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Nancy Cox, John & Joan Phillips and Pamela Gray


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AT HOME

Tour of Homes: Remixed Ranch

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FloriCULTURE: Summer Blues

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Color Catalog: Wet Coral

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Tour of

HOMES

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Ranch By Michelle Aiello | Photos by Shaun Ring

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At Home

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hen Dawn and Chris Barnett purchased their 1963 ranch home in Lansdowne, they were prepared to change just about every feature of the property. “When we first looked at this home three years ago, I knew I wanted to be able to have the dining room, living room and kitchen all together,” she said. Barnett, who works at the locally owned women’s boutique, Bella Rose, lives with her two children Max (14), Holland (13) and her husband Chris, who is a Senior Vice President at PowellWalton-Milward, a Marsh & McLennan Agency. She and Chris (a Bowling Green and Louisville native respectively), met at Western Kentucky University and got married shortly thereafter. They have been married for 23 years, and they also have two Samoyed dogs, Chicken Little and Phoebe. Barnett explained that their reason for moving was to downsize. Previously, the family lived off of Richmond Road, in a very large, more contemporary home. But because they have two teenage children who attend different schools, it became necessary to be more centrally located. “In Landsowne, we can be anywhere in five minutes,” she said.

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The couple worked with builder Mitch Canup of Mitch Canup Inc. on the rebuild of the 2,700 square foot home. Right away, they knew they wanted to take everything down except for the outer walls. The ground floor, which originally consisted of four separate rooms and a double-ended fireplace, would be completely opened up. Previously, an archway led to the formal dining room, and a small kitchen was located in the rear. A bay window in the former living room was turned into sliding glass doors leading to a covered deck, which was also added as part of the reconstruction.

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At Home

And then there was the issue of the ceilings. “At our old home, we were used to 9 and 12-foot ceilings. So we knew that moving into a ranch, we would have 8-foot ceilings, so we wondered where we could get the height back that we were accustomed to.� The solution turned out to be removing the attic and exposing the beams in the roof. The extra-high ceiling, a feature not commonly found in mid-century homes, has been painted pure white, which emphasizes the natural light and gives the space a fashionable, open feeling.

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At Home

For the interior design, Barnett drew on her experience working for Norwalk Furniture & Design, where she was employed for ten years. Her best friend Kellie Clarke and Justin Morris, who both currently work at Norwalk, provided feedback on design and helped Barnett choose the pieces and fabrics. The living room sofa has been covered in Norwalk’s “Revolution” fabric, which is soft and comfortable but can easily be cleaned with bleach and water. The fabric for the cushions is by Sunbrella, and since it is an indoor/outdoor fabric, they can be taken outside. “I love this fabric, it is so easy to clean, and it comes in so many different colorways,” said Morris. He said that the pack weave sumac style rug in the dining room area is very easy to maintain as well. The dining room table and chairs are from Norwalk Furniture, and rather than swap them out for something new, Barnett had the chairs reupholstered in a fun, neutral animal print.

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At Home

The kitchen is bright and modern, with some traditional elements mixed in. Barnett worked with Samantha Manning at Creative Kitchen & Bath for all of her home’s cabinetry. When asked what features were “must haves”, she mentioned the beverage fridge, cleverly concealed behind a cabinet door, and the breakfast nook, perfect for cozy family meals. The refrigerator and other appliances are concealed behind cabinets as well, giving the kitchen a streamlined look. The lighting is from Norwalk Furniture and Visual Comfort. “When I started working with Samantha, she knew I didn’t want another (dining room) table — I wanted to use the one table we’ve always had,” said Barnett. “When it’s just the four of us, we usually eat in the kitchen area. But when we have 15 or 16 family members over, we can all eat in this room. It’s great for entertaining.”

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At Home

“When it’s just the four of us, we usually eat in the kitchen area. But when we have 15 or 16 family members over, we can all eat in this room. It’s great for entertaining.”

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One of the most significant changes was the addition of a back entryway and mud room off of the kitchen. They also transformed the attached garage into a master bedroom and built another garage, which is connected to the mud room. Beyond that is a spacious laundry room with more custom cabinetry. Barnett loves having a place to drop things before coming into the house, and the built in shelves and cabinets keep clutter at bay. “We usually come and go through here, so it was really important to have all of this organized,” she said. “When I was planning I just made a Pinterest board and it really helped to bring my ideas to life.”

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At Home

During the renovation, a double sided fireplace was removed and a staircase was moved to accommodate the fireplace’s new location. The new fireplace is framed in natural stone and features twin built-in bookshelves. Barnett specifically chose to have half bookshelves installed in an effort to control clutter. “When we downsized, a lot of the tchotchkes went to the yard sale.”

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The narrow front hallway was opened up and the front bedroom was converted to Chris’ office. The handsome grasscloth wallpaper and dark furniture gives the room a stylish, masculine feel.

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Down the hall is a cute bathroom with bright Thibaut wallpaper and a tropical print. According to Barnett, the bathroom was huge and was renovated to be much smaller.

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The carved four-poster bed in the master bedroom is one of Barnett’s favorite Norwalk pieces. “It’s Bernhardt, and I’ve had it a really long time,” she said. “I finally have space for a king size bed, but I just can’t part with this one.”

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Off the master is a spacious bath with lots of storage cabinets (also designed by Manning), a linen closet, and a doorway leading to his and hers closets.

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“I love this home because we can all be doing our own thing, but we are always together.” While Barnett’s home is certainly magazine worthy, she emphasizes the fact that first and foremost, a home should be a comfortable place. She allows her son and daughter express their own personal taste by letting them decorate their rooms the way they want to, not the way she thinks they should look. Plus, she has taken great care to ensure that her fabrics and furnishings look great, but are easy to keep clean. For her, the most important quality of the design is that it allows her to easily spend time with her family. “I love this home because we can all be doing our own thing, but we are always together,” she said.

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Flori CULTURE SUMMER BLUES

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e came, we saw, we planted! Spring has come and gone. Our containers are filled, the landscape color is installed, and the ferns on the porch look amazing! What a beautiful time, for now….

The summer blues are in front of us. Mother Nature came to life and now we are faced with hot days, sunburned skin and wilting plants. Ferns will start to shed, the containers will thin out, and the landscape will get overgrown! This year is different. I have three little tips can help give amazing color from the last to the first frost. With the use of appropriate fertilizer, some tips on watering wisely, and a bit of advice on how to give your plants the haircut that they need, your annuals and perennials will give back as much as you put in.

1. Feed your plants with fertilizer We all love to eat! Plants are no exception! But remember, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Plants in hanging baskets or containers have no way of pulling nutrients from Mother Nature. They are completely isolated and dependent on the hand that feeds them: YOU. Plants need to be feed once every 7-10 days. Don’t go overboard. Using large amounts of fertilizer can lead to stretched or burned plants. I recommend using a fertilizer high in phosphate. Unlike nitrogen, which helps with “green” growth, phosphate encourages the development of healthy roots and blooms. Phosphate is worth its weight in gold.

2. Know how much water to use We spend all summer trying to keep our plants from the brink of death. One busy day or a simple slip of the mind can cause your hard work to shrivel and die. We tend to water, water, and water! Water keeps our plants alive but too much water will make our petunias float. It’s a necessary evil. The way to check if your soil has enough water is to push a wooden chopstick deep into the pot. Let it set for a moment, then remove. Dry soil won’t stick and the chopstick will come out completely bare. Wet soil will stick to the chopstick, giving you indication the soil still has plenty of water.

3. Give your plants a good trim Trimming and dead heading plants throughout the growing season will help them produce new blooms, giving a cleaner look. Don’t be timid. The best thing for a long Petunia basket is an old pair of scissors and a couple snips. For long stemmed blooms like geraniums, make sure to cut back the main part of the plant so you don’t have a bunch of empty stems. Just like us, plants like to have their split ends trimmed. Don’t let your plants give you the summertime blues! With these simple tips, your garden will look amazing until fall. Just feed your plants with fertilizer, don’t water them to death and give them a good trim! By following these 3 simple steps, your garden will shine for months to come ensuring you get back every penny you put into your summertime investment. 76

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COLOR CATALOG

Wet Coral

Behr’s

Photo by Shaun Ring Accent Pillows Norwalk

by Erin Christopher

Behr’s Wet Coral is a color reminiscent of late-spring blooms and the hollows of seashells, but it can also flourish in the home.

Textured Coral Red Melamine Dinnerware Pier1 Imports

Golden Agate Wall Art Anthropologie

Warm and vibrant, this color packs the energy to brighten up any room. Whether you’re looking to switch things up for summer, or seeking a more permanent look, Wet Coral accents create a bright, beachy feeling. A color with this kind of punch can fit just about anywhere in moderation, but works best in wide spaces, like living rooms, master bedrooms, and highceilinged offices. Up the energy by pairing it with a warm brown like Red Chipotle, or create a warm-cool balance alongside a complementary green like Fairy Queen. Wet Coral can also be a perfect accent to more neutral colors, such as the light beige My Sweetheart. While painting your walls in such a strong color could choke the room, Wet Coral brings fiery elegance in a bedspread or unique, cushioned chair. As an accent, used in pillows, artwork, and china, it can add pops of energy to even the dullest of rooms. It’s also a great color for outdoor seating cushions, especially when paired with a dark wicker. Nothing says “summer” like a fun, beachy coral, but you may find Wet Coral is perfect for your home during any season of the year.

Pair with:

Davenport Lounge Chair in Sorbet Kate Spade

Actual colors may vary from this printed representation.

Fairy Queen

My Sweetheart

Red Chipotle

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FACES + PLACES

Derby Recap

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Meet The Media: Erica Abe

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Leading Ladies of Lexington

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New & Noteworthy: ReHydration Station

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TOPS Cares: Horses & Hope

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Mike Cyrus & Michael Huang

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DERBY DAY AT CHURCHILL

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DERBY DAY AT KEENELAND

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Susan & Jeff Bridges Katie Couric

Terri Clark

Wendy Treece & Beau Bridges

Jerry Rice

Richie Sambora

Dannielynn and Larry Birkhead

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Travis Tritt & Theresa Nelson

Justin Hartley


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CELEBRITIES

Aaron Rodgers

Amy Whitham and J.D. Shelburne

Laura Bell Bundy

Bri Mott, Carson Kressley and John Guerrera

Randall Cobb Taylor Dayne

Kristen Denny and Jordan Smith

Larry David

Jennifer & Eddie Montgomery

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Meet the

Media:

Erika Abe by Michelle Rauch | Photos courtesy of Erika Abe

Fox 56 Ten o’Clock News Anchor Balances Motherhood and Media It’s a weekday evening and Erika Abe is in the kitchen cooking what she calls a “semi-healthy” meal hoping her little one, who is the picky eater, will eat what’s prepared. As she cooks, Abe is reciting spelling words for the kids while simultaneously checking her phone for CNN alerts. As her twins eat, she wipes down the countertops and puts in a quick order on Amazon so her kids will stay strong with their reading skills over the summer, saying, “Because that’s what good moms do, right?” Abe dashes upstairs to transform into evening news anchor before heading off to Fox 56 where she co-anchors the 10 o’clock news on weeknights. That is a glimpse into what she calls her weeknight

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madness. “We are like most families; we are busy,” she said. “My source to be able to manage the business of life is my faith in the Lord. It’s a foundation that helps me prioritize. It’s a fountain, in that it keeps refreshing me so I don’t become burned out,” she said. Her husband, Dr. Wole Abe, is a cardiologist in London and works an opposite schedule. The couple has learned to juggle. “Anyone who does career and family knows it can be consuming,” she said. Abe credits her ability to balance, in part, to her upbringing. Raised in Wooster, OH, she grew up on her grandparent’s dairy farm. “I was feeding baby calves and mucking their hutches,” she said. That was when she was little. By high school, Abe was milking several


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hundred heads of cattle and lifting hay bales in the blistering sun or in the depths of winter. She said, “I learned hard work as a kiddo. I had a colorful upbringing.” During high school Abe tried a little bit of everything from volleyball and cheerleading to student council. When she got to college she set her sights on broadcasting, a dream she had since high school. Her junior year she was hired at a TV station in Mansfield, OH as a part time videographer. “The equipment back then was big and I was carrying heavy equipment,” she said. The work ethic she was raised on helped her keep her focus on her long-term aspirations. “I was just hungry. I wanted to go get it just like a lot of young journalists do. We will just do anything it takes even if it means staying up all night to study and going to work the next day. I had this passion to be a TV news anchor. I Felt like God was calling me to it. I was hungry for it.,” Abe said. It paid off. Her senior year she got an on-air job reporting at WMFD-TV. Abe graduated from Ashland University in 2005 with a degree in journalism and electronic media production. Before she graduated, Abe met her future husband, who had moved to Kentucky to begin his career. She already had her sights set on Lexington, but it would have to wait. Abe’s first job was in

Charleston, SC where she spent six months working for the local CBS affiliate. “l learned a lot there. I learned a lot about this business. It’s a tough business. It toughens you up. You need to make slot, you need to knock on doors you are afraid to knock on,” she said.

“I HAD THIS PASSION TO BE A TV NEWS ANCHOR. I FELT LIKE GOD WAS CALLING ME TO DO IT.” When a position for a general assignment reporter opened at WTVQ in Lexington, Abe took it to be closer to her fiancé. “This is where I started my roots and started home,” she said. The couple married in 2006 and in 2010 welcomed twins, a son, Kayo and daughter, Kemi. “It was a dream come true,” she said. After her contract was up at 36, Abe stayed home to raise her children and pursue a master’s degree online with Boston University in health communication which she earned in 2012. “It confirmed my interest in nutrition and medical advancements and all kinds of health reporting,” she said. Abe calls those years “mommyhood and the masters.”

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“I didn’t think I could manage the demands of the job full time and give my family the time they wanted,” she said. After completing her master’s degree Abe realized she missed news and wanted to return. When the part-time anchor job at Fox was posted, Abe took it as a sign. “I thought, ‘wow if this isn’t a sign from God! This is a perfect fit to pursue my passion of family and career’,” she said. Abe loves telling people’s stories. “Inspiring people through words and video energizes me,” she said. She makes the connection to her career with her favorite Maya Angelou quote from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which says, “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.” “I love that. I love getting to be that voice for Kentucky. It’s a privilege for me,” Abe said. “Ronna Corrente has created a really positive environment that you don’t find at all TV stations. Marvin is easygoing and a great co-anchor.” Abe also appreciates the niche time slot of the 10 o’clock broadcast. “Viewers appreciate having an hour earlier slot before bed,” she said. She likes it when viewers approach her at the grocery store in Richmond with their positive feedback about the broadcast. “It’s a pleasure to meet the people on the other side of the screen. It’s because of them I have a job.” she said.

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When she isn’t working, Abe and her family enjoy traveling. Her husband is from Nigeria, so they go back home to see his family as often as they are able. They recently enjoyed a trip to Dubai. “It always gives you perspective to see how other people live,” she said.

“IT’S A PLEASURE TO MEET THE PEOPLE ON THE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SCREEN. IT’S BECAUSE OF THEM THAT I HAVE A JOB.” At the end of the day it all goes back to faith and family. “My family is my heart. I married this amazing guy. I am so spoiled,” Abe said. She credits her husband for teaching her about integrity and character. “He is just super smart and super genuine,” she said. “We have this opportunity to raise these two kiddos together and teach them our values and watch them grow,” she said. Her parents, Rich and Laurie Harsh, are also important. “They are a huge blessing! My mom is such an amazing support. We’re extremely close and she’s always encouraged me to chase this broadcasting dream and celebrated with me at every milestone,” Abe said. •


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LEADING LADIES of Lexington

Meet the Ladies of the TOPS in Lex Sales Team! L to R: • Danielle Pope, VP, Communications • Debbie Hodges, Director of Promotions • Bonni Jiunta, Advertising Sales • Megan Hillenmeyer, Editor in Chief • Kristen Oakley, President and COO photos by Keni Parks profiles by Sarah Boerkircher


Chasity Hester

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Be Medispa 812 E. High St. | Lexington 859.266.LIVE (5483)

bemedispa.com Chasity Hester, a University of Kentucky graduate with 23 years of experience as a physician assistant (PA), works for Be Medispa, a specialty practice providing non-surgical cosmetic and integrative wellcare services with board-certified physician, Dr. Paul Hester. As Chasity explained, the PA profession is one that’s meant to reflect the care a patient would receive by their physician. “It is a privilege to work by the side of Dr. Hester, who is truly a master in the field of cosmetic medicine,” Chasity says. “Not all ‘medical spas’ are medical practices—many facilities do not actually have a physician on-site for direct patient care. However, Be Medispa was founded on the belief that the physician’s presence is the critical ingredient not only for success, but for patient safety.” Non-surgical cosmetic medicine is one of the fastest growing areas of medicine, so Be Medispa is constantly updating and advancing. “It is professionally rewarding to provide relief from some of the signs and symptoms that become a burden to their quality of life. Every day, I have the chance to provide medical strategies to help ease that burden.”

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Kimberly V. Johnson OneCommonwealth Financial Group 139 W. Short St. Ste. 200 | Lexington 859.971.9479 | onecommonwealthfg.com Kimberly Johnson, CLF®, CLTC, president of OneCommonwealth Financial Group, always knew she wanted to work in sales, but never considered the financial services industry. Now Kim has more than 30 years of experience working with clients and helping advisors build successful practices. In 2014, Kim decided it was time to build something that she would have equity ownership and control of, so she left the corporate world to open her own firm. “I believe that I can make a difference with our clients— whether their dreams are big or small,” she says. “I help my clients get started on the plans they need to achieve their financial goals and be prepared for retirement.” Securities offered through OneAmerica Securities, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor.

MaryAnne Simmons eXp Realty, LLC 193 Kentucky Ave. | Lexington 859.983.4663 maryanne.simmons@expRealty.com MaryAnne Simmons was born and raised in Mayfield, KY by her mother, who lost her husband when MaryAnne was only 6 months old. Her mother’s steadfast responsibility to raise her in the admonition of the Lord and with a great work ethic served as an inspiration for MaryAnne. MaryAnne has enjoyed 33+ years in the real estate business and is a broker is 7 states. Her secret weapon is prayer and faith. MaryAnne explains, “Understanding, verbalizing, and embracing my priorities of faith, family, friends, and work based on my motivation to serve my God and my Savior, my Strength, and my Song. He is the CEO of my business.”

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Brooke Wade + Kim Sporing Wade & Co. Salon & Spa and Hair by Kimberly 2000 Family Circle | Lexington 859.539.3067 hairreplacementky.com Since middle school, Brooke Wade, owner of Wade & Co. Salon and Spa, dreamed of going to beauty school and owning her own salon. Two years ago, Brooke bought the salon she had been working at for 13 years. “Since buying the salon, I have added a nail technician, a massage therapist, we recently added Dr. David Ellison REGEN regenerative medical centers, and Hair by Kim has grown,” says Brooke. “I love what I do so much that it doesn’t feel like I am working hard every day.” Kim Sporing, owner of Hair by Kim, has been a hairstylist for 34 years and in hair replacement for 17 years. Eight years ago, Kim went into business on her own. “I am inspired by the people I help, especially the women going through cancer,” she says. “I am also inspired by all the strong, independent women who are not afraid to go for their dreams.” Both Brooke and Kim agree that while it is important to work hard, making time to play and enjoy time with family and friends needs to be prioritized, too. “It’s very important to take time for yourself,” says Brooke. “The hard work pays off when you get to go see new places with your family. I also love seeing my salon become more successful the harder I work.” TOPS Magazine | June 2017

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Kelly King Bakehorn Venues of the Grand Reserve 903 Manchester St. | Lexington 859.608.6221

GrandReserveEvents.com Kelly King Bakehorn was born into an entrepreneurial family, so owning her own business was a goal from the start. Kelly has the same hopes for her children. “I want to lead by example for my children, as my parents did for me. I want to show them that you have to work hard in order to create your own destiny in this world,” Kelly explains. Kelly feels blessed to have a career she loves as the venues’ Owner and Event Planner. However, it isn’t always easy to balance work and family obligations. “I have a great partner. Jill has allowed me go in early or stay late when needed. It has had to be a give and take from the start. We have both had to divide our time at work and at home to make these businesses work.” The Venues of the Grand Reserve includes 5 unique event spaces, including The Grand Reserve, The Speakeasy, The Barrel House, Garden Branch and Distillery Square. With over 40 years of experience in the food, beverage and entertainment industry, customers should feel comfortable leaving their special day in the hands of Kelly and her staff. 100

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Judy + Jill Bakehorn Bluegrass Catering 903 Manchester St. Ste. 110 | Lexington 859.231.7676

BluegrassCatering.com Judy and Jill Bakehorn, owners of Bluegrass Catering, are a mother & daughter catering team in their 25th year of business. Judy directs the daily catering orders and Jill directs menu production and events. Their secret weapon is simply trusting each other. “When we have a busy schedule of parties, everyone gets stretched to their limits. We have to remain positive and lead by example. We both know that ultimately we have each other’s backs and we are always giving 100% in quality and intention to assure a great end result” Jill explains. Judy and Jill enjoy working hard to please their customers. The result is a quality product and the peace of mind of the customer always is first. The Bakehorns have also enjoyed their steady growth over the years. Jill says, “If you grow too fast, you won’t be experienced enough to handle the business correctly and if you don’t plan on growth, you will become stagnant.” Bluegrass Catering’s 5,000 square foot commercial catering kitchen is located behind the Venues of The Grand Reserve: Barrel House Event Center, The Grand Reserve, The Speakeasy Room and Distillery Square. Along with being the exclusive caterer to these venues, Bluegrass Catering also caters offsite parties and events throughout Lexington and surrounding counties.

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Jenny Norman Prüvit jennynorm@aol.com FitJen.pruvitnow.com Jenny Norman, fitness instructor and distributor in the Prüvit Wellness market, has been in the health and fitness industry since 1980. In addition to being a part-time instructor, Jenny has developed a passion in direct sales with Prüvit Pure Therapeutic Ketones. Jenny’s goal is to inspire others to feel fabulous all day, every day. She believes that all people possess an internal motivation to get in the best shape of their lives, but sometimes that motivation isn’t properly channeled. “I try to make everyone feel comfortable at their own fitness level,” she says. “I offer encouragement as they grind for that next push-up, sit-up or another lap around the track.” Jenny spends the majority of her day sharing the world’s first consumer-based Ketone supplement drink. As Jenny explained, her secret weapon in sales is maintaining a positive attitude. “I love helping Prüvit pioneer this new marketplace,” she says. “The philosophy of the company is ‘Make. People. Better!’ I am motivated by helping others push for their ‘better.’” Her inspiration originates from her father. “He always told me that if my beliefs and will can stay strong, the influence I will have on others is endless.”

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Dana Adamson Traditional Bank Marketing Director, Vice President 859-263-2801 After graduating from Georgetown College, Dana Adamson took a job in customer service for the J. Peterman Company, where she learned she had a love for solving problems and providing great service. She later accepted a position with her alma matter in student recruitment and event planning; and after that, an employee benefits firm, where she interacted with businesses and industries of all shapes and sizes. Dana initially joined Traditional Bank as a Sales and Service coordinator 14 years ago. Working together with the management team and the board, they created a Marketing Director, Vice President position that Dana thoroughly enjoys every day. “Developing and directing marketing programs for a bank as it has doubled in size has been a remarkable journey. My ability to perform at a high level is directly related to the generous mentors I’ve had,” Dana says. Inspired by her female friends, supportive husband and business leaders who think outside the box, Dana is encouraged daily to have faith in herself and she is learning to take risks. “Taking risks is not my natural personality, but as I’ve grown in my career, so has my confidence,” she says. “Being in a caring environment and a really great marriage has helped me grow and step outside of my comfort zone. For women building a career, maintain your vision, but stay open. Be ready to learn from those around you.” Dana is not only a leading lady in the industry, but also at home, with her husband (Kyle) and son (Will). TOPS Magazine | June 2017

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Ami Bertrand + Terri Stein Scout & Molly’s 120 Summit at Fritz Farm, Ste. 140 859.309.9247 lexington.scoutandmollys.com Ami Bertrand and Terri Stein, co-owners of Scout & Molly’s, both agree that if you believe in something, then follow your dreams and go for it, like they did when they opened their new store at The Summit at Fritz Farm. Terri says that her biggest challenge is what so many women face, prioritizing what’s important. “I have a career in banking I love, a passion for Scout & Molly’s, family, faith and a social life, and a new marriage,” Terri says. “Terri and I are constantly working together, and I believe it makes us both stronger women as we grow and learn how to manage a business together,” Ami says.

Renee Jackson Miller Renee Jackson Agency 1795 Alysheba Way #1101 | Lexington 859.317.2217 reneejacksonagency.com After attending South Carolina, Renee Jackson went to work at Colonial Life. Her entire professional career has been in the Insurance industry. Now owning her own agency gives Jackson an opportunity to build relationships with clients and to better protect them in their businesses and home life. “Proper protection is more complex today than ever before”, Jackson explains. “In a male dominated industry, I take great pride in the successful growth my business has shown. The ability to place my clients with seven of the Leading Insurance companies makes sure they receive the best price and coverage with a Local Agent that cares.”

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Karen Santos McCloud Hamburg Vision Center 2716 Old Rosebud Rd. Ste. 130 Lexington | 859.327.3701

hamburgvisioncenter.com “I always knew I wanted to do something in the medical profession and as I grew up watching my father help people see better and taking care of their eyes, I decided that I would also like to make a difference for people,” Karen McCloud, O.D. explained. “I became the second Dr. Santos in our family as an Optometrist!” Karen says she is inspired to work hard every day for her family. “I want my children to see how hard I work to be able to provide for our family. I want them to understand that there is a lot of pride that comes with working hard and following your dreams,” she explained. Karen says she is her own biggest challenge in life. She strives to be a better mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and doctor every day. “I am hard on myself. I have my faults–like procrastination, for example–that I need to recognize so as to be better at all the things that mean so much to me,” she said. But she feels it is all worthwhile when she gets to make a difference in the way someone sees the world. For others looking to become Leading Ladies of Lexington, her advice is simple: “Be creative, use a quality that sets you apart from others to your advantage. Most importantly: be confident, don’t give up and be true to who you are.” photo by Conhrod Zonio

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Holly Meredith Feather & Blade 704 N. Limestone | Lexington 859.667.BROW (2769) fbbrows.com Holly Meredith, a Louisville native, has spent the bulk of her career at entrepreneurial companies. After graduating from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a graduate degree in entrepreneurship, she stepped out on her own as the owner/operator of Feather & Blade, a brow and lash parlor, that specializes in hair stroke brows, the newest procedure in cosmetic tattoo. “We rebuild sparse brows to create a low maintenance, natural looking result using microblading and machine hair stroke techniques,” says Holly. “Clients come to us with something they feel insecure about and their enthusiasm when the procedure is complete is so rewarding.” As the only woman in her graduating class, Holly hopes to encourage, and be encouraged by, other female entrepreneurs in Kentucky. She values the importance of a network of supportive women who challenge each other to pursue their goals. “I have met so many collaborative, passionate women throughout my career, and I wouldn’t be who I am without them.” 106

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Dr. Lucy Wachs Pauly Buchart Orthodontics 698 Perimeter Dr. Ste. 200 859.269.2757 | 859.233.1431 BuchartOrthodontics.com Lucy Wachs Pauly, DMD, MS, fell in love with dentistry from the first day of dental school. She knew right away that she had chosen a lifelong career that would allow her to help people and pursue her passion for art and creativity. “It was the artistic side of dentistry that really grew on me and helped me decide ultimately to follow the path of orthodontics,” she says. “I work in a practice that focuses on individualized, personal care for each of our patients, and that approach gives me the freedom to express creativity in how I plan treatment.” Lucy’s practice works with kids, teenagers and adults, from all aspects of life, who come to her office looking for confidence. “The day we finish treatment, and that beautiful smile is revealed, is the most rewarding part of what I do as an orthodontist.” Although times have changed drastically, Lucy still works in a profession that was once male-dominated. “I find being young and female are two reasons I have to work twice as hard to gain the trust of my patients,” she says. “It’s a challenge I welcome, but I hope a day comes that young, female professionals are evaluated purely on their talents and abilities.” TOPS Magazine | June 2017

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Donna Williams Rector Hayden Realtors 1099 Duval St. | Lexington 859.806.5751 | 859.276.4811 donnawilliams@rhr.com Donna Williams, Sales Manager and mentor to real estate agents at Rector Hayden Realtors in Central Kentucky, has been in real estate for 27 years, being present and connected. “Real estate seemed like a natural fit after our family made several long distance moves for my husband’s career. I was always left behind with the move details and the children,” Donna says. Donna helps people in Central Kentucky achieve “The American Dream” of homeownership, and directs and guides agents to a wonderful career. As a former stay-athome mom, Donna encourages women in business to never settle. “Believe you can, and go for it. I did it, so you can too!”

Shanna Combs-Johnson Bayou Bluegrass Catering 861 South Broadway | Lexington 859.523.7915 | bayoubluegrass.com Shanna Combs-Johnson says that growing up, she was always the “planner.” As partner at Bayou Bluegrass Catering, Shanna strives to make every event and gathering perfect. “Whether it be social gatherings among event vendors, my family or my friends, I plan ahead and make time,” she says. “If I keep my wits about me, so will our staff, and our customers will feel confident and relaxed when working with us. While I can’t always make everything perfect, we have a wonderful dedicated staff at Bayou Bluegrass Catering that makes every event memorable.”

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Renee Nimtz Commonwealth Plastic Surgery 715 Shaker Dr. Ste. 100 | Lexington 859.277.9435 commonwealthplastics.com Renee Nimtz started out her professional career as an English professor in California. When her husband opened his plastic surgery practice in 2013, she moved 3000 miles and began a completely new career as the office manager for his medical practice, Commonwealth Plastic Surgery. “Many of our patients reveal that they could never work with their spouse, but we function well as business partners and the patients tell us they enjoy our partnership,” Renee says. With a blended family of six kids, a small farm and a busy practice, Renee’s learned how to delegate and prioritize. However, the one thing that Renee refuses to give up in her busy life is her morning run, which she says grounds her for the daily fire drills she encounters. Renee’s staff has more than 40 years of experience in plastic surgery, so they are incredibly knowledgeable about the surgical process, and are very loyal and dedicated to the patients. “It may sound cliché to say ‘the patients’ really motivate me, but they do,” says Renee. “Perhaps it’s because I am an educator by trade that I enjoy teaching people about their procedures and postoperative care. Plastic surgery is so multi-faceted that I’m pushed to learn new things every day.” TOPS Magazine | June 2017

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Abby Vaughn Unified Trust Company 2353 Alexandria Dr. Ste. 100 | Lexington 859.514.3345 abby.vaughn@unifiedtrust.com Abby Vaughn recently joined Unified Trust as the Business Development Director. She’s spent 30+ years in the financial industry working for a global financial services company and a Fortune 500 Bank focusing on high-net worth families. Abby’s passion comes from her clients; their goals are her goals. She believes that Business Development is the introduction to a long-term relationship that spans a lifetime and endures changes along the way. “You can’t predict the future, but you can weather the storm and come out on top with hard work and a steadfast focus on acting in your clients’ best interest,” said Abby.

Danielle Tharp Clore Kentucky Nonprofit Network 859.963.3203 | kynonprofits.org Danielle Clore, executive director/CEO of Kentucky Nonprofit Network (KNN), has spent the last 15 of her over 20 years in the nonprofit sector creating a strong state association of nonprofits. Her persistence was key. “If I’d given up on KNN every time I was told ‘no’ or ‘it’s not possible’, I’d have been in another career long ago,” she says. “Nonprofits work to make life better for you, me and our neighbors and many are led by women—especially smaller organizations,” she explained. “These talented leaders also understand how important persistence can be in accomplishing their mission. They are vital partners in KNN’s work to advance and empower Kentucky’s nonprofit community!”

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Lauren West Peplum 824 Euclid Ave. Ste. 103 | Lexington 859.269.0009 PeplumLexington.com Lauren West and Diane Henson are the motherdaughter duo that co-own Peplum. Lauren and her mom worked on the concept for their boutique for almost a year before opening at the end of March 2017. Prior to opening a retail space, Lauren spent nine years working in marketing and public relations. Since as long as Lauren can remember, her secret weapon has been her ability to act confident in situations where she’s potentially uncomfortable or unsure of herself. “It’s a ‘don’t let them see you sweat’ kind of mentality that I put into practice,” she says. “Because of this, and the fact that I’m a very outgoing person, I think a lot of people would be shocked to know that I am often very self-conscious.” Lauren, who has Type 1 Diabetes, says that she wouldn’t be where she is today without the support and encouragement from her husband, friends and family. “Twenty-five years ago, my sisters and I were all diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within eight months of each other, but my mom somehow managed to have a career, operate a business and run our household all while taking excellent care of our health. It goes without saying that my mom is a huge inspiration to me—I couldn’t have picked a better business partner to have by my side.” TOPS Magazine | June 2017

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Dana Back-Pack Fairway Independent Mortgage 220 Lexington Green Circle, Ste. 130 Lexington | 859.621.0169 danab@fairwaymc.com | NMLS# 71942 With more than 15 years of experience as an accomplished mortgage lender, Dana’s areas of expertise include Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Administration (VA), Rural Housing Service (RHS) and Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) lending. As Branch Manager, she has the client’s best interest at heart while earning their trust and exceeding expectations. Her stellar reputation makes her the “go-to lender” of choice for thousands of homeowners and realtors throughout Central Kentucky. As a lender, her highest honor will always be a simple “Thank You” along with a genuine smile that’s received from first time happy homeowners. Several of her clients have become dear personal friends and loyal repeat customers. photo by Conhrod Zonio

Tanya Bolton Lexington Women’s Health 859.264.8811 lexingtonwomens.com Lexington Women’s Health, an all-female OB-GYN practice, will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in July. Marketing Director Tanya Bolton has worked with the practice since they opened their doors. “It’s very easy for me to promote the practice because I truly believe in each provider that we have,” she says. “I know that they care about the best interest of the patients. I see them rejoicing with patients when they find out they are pregnant. I see them crying after a patient has left with a bad outcome. When you work that closely with people, you learn to trust them.” As a mother of two daughters, she aims to be an example. “I want them to know that as a woman, you must work harder, show up when no one else does, and never second guess yourself.”

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Holly D. Hodge

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Plastic Surgeons of Lexington 1401 Harrodsburg Rd. Suite B-75 Lexington | 859.276.3883

plasticsurgeonsoflexington.com Holly D. Hodge, RN, BSN graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She has been in skin care for 14 years and is certified by Obagi, SkinSceuticals, and Skinmedica. Holly says, “It is my goal to simplify home care and office treatments. We offer everything from “lunch time” peels to Microneedling and lasers.” Holly is a goal setter and is motivated by seeing positive changes in someone’s skin. “I like to encourage patients to get their skin in its best possible shape so they feel their best,” she says. Holly and her husband have two sons. “The biggest advantage I have when trying to balance work and family is that I work with great family oriented doctors. I really love what I do. So the balance lies in coming home happy and satisfied with how I have spent my day.” Holly advises others to be a good listener. “Learning the goal of my patients and providing a streamlined plan to achieve that goal is what I am after.” She also believes in bringing energy and a personal touch to her business every day! Holly’s mother is her biggest inspiration. She was a true example of high energy, high ethical standards, and top notch customer service.

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Rehydration Station IV infusion therapy is all the rage these days. Even Showtime’s hit TV show Billions features the popular therapy as a main character’s business.

can properly hydrate to look your best and glow on the special day... like a facial from the inside! Jet lag? Feeling under the weather? Replenish fluids quickly with Rehydration Station.

Local entrepreneur, Bryan Schnabel, is capitalizing on this hot trend with his newest venture, Rehydration Station. A concierge service that brings IV infusion therapy to his clients’ homes, hotel rooms and other requested locations or events. Whether you want to bounce back after a late night out on the town, recover from your big race, or you just want more energy, this quick treatment will help you feel better fast. It is no longer necessary to lose time to feeling bad!

According to Schnabel, “The key to feeling better and maximizing performance is absorption.” Many factors affect one’s ability to absorb medication and fluid. “IV Infusion bypasses these variables to provide the best possible result, utilizing the minimum medication in a short amount of time” he exaplins. A one-liter bag of fluid is equivalent to drinking roughly two and one half gallons of water. Depending on the client’s needs, fluids can be enhanced with vitamins, antioxidants, and medications to address nausea and eliminate headaches.

A client schedules an appointment through their website, rehydrationstation.com, or by calling (859)-253-0292. Confirm the appointment and a registered nurse or nurses will come to you and intravenously administer customized fluids, vitamins and recovery medications in a 30-45 minute session, all while being in the comfort of your own space. Rehydration Station is perfectly suited to cater to individuals or large groups such as bachelor and bachelorette parties and wedding parties. Anticipating a big evening? There is no judgment! Hangovers are a thing of the past! Proper hydration is the first step to bouncing back. With Rehydration Station, athletes have the ability to enhance performance and recover in a more effective way. Now you

One popular additive is B12. This vitamin improves mood and concentration, deepens sleep, boosts the immune system and combats depression. Another option is B Complex which can increase metabolism, enhance immune and nervous system functions, maintain healthy skin and muscle, lower anxiety, reduce depression, and improve memory and mood. Schnabel hopes to make Rehydration Station a household name, one by Meredith Lane, household at a time.• City Scout

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Educating Kentuckians About Cancer Screening and Prevention by Sarah Boerkircher | Photos courtesy of Horses and Hope Connie Sorrell, director of the Kentucky Cancer Program, the state mandated cancer control program, has been working with Kentucky’s first ladies on breast cancer initiatives for the state for more than 20 years. When Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was elected, his wife, Jane Beshear, immediately expressed interest in continuing the legacy, Connie explained. “We decided to focus Mrs. Beshear’s initiative around the equine industry due to her interest in horses and her involvement in the industry,” said Connie. Horses and Hope began in 2008 in collaboration with the Pink Stable, a group of Mrs. Beshear’s friends who agreed to become project advisors and supporters. The advising committee is made up of Kentucky horse owners, riders, trainers, farm owners, jockeys and others. Thanks to a love of horses, Horses and Hope was established to help increase breast cancer awareness across the state.

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“Horses and Hope was born out of my passion for horses and the great need to help women in our state,” said former First Lady Jane Beshear and founder of Horses and Hope. “Thousands of Kentuckians have benefited from this nine-year partnership with the Kentucky Cancer Program.” Initially, Horses and Hope’s mission was to increase breast cancer awareness, education, screening and treatment referral among Kentucky’s signature horse industry workers and their families, many of whom are uninsured and underserved. Special events were held throughout the Beshear administration to honor breast cancer survivors and to raise funds for Horses and Hope. “Inspired by Jane Beshear’s promotion of breast cancer awareness, I went to have a mammogram and sure enough, I had breast cancer,” said Colleen Kelly, a horse farm owner from Paris, Ky., and president of the International Society of Rider Biomechanics.

“Horses and Hope is life-saving,” said Mary McEwan, a longtime exercise rider and hot walker, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at a backside screening event. “I would never have had time to go for a mammogram because we work seven days a week. I am very grateful for Horses and Hope.”

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Horses and Hope events are held throughout the year to help increase cancer awareness, education and screenings across the Commonwealth.

“After not one but two mastectomies, I am now cancer free. I know if not for Horses and Hope, I would not have had a mammogram and by now, it would probably all be too late.” Former First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Cancer Program have worked together for nearly a decade to help address the cancer burden in Kentucky, which as a state experiences some of the highest cancer rates in the nation. Coordinated by the Kentucky Cancer Program, a statewide network of offices administered by the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, Horses and Hope events are held throughout the year to help increase cancer awareness, education and screenings across the Commonwealth.

Mobile screenings and education Inspired by the success of Horses and Hope, Mrs. Beshear formed a partnership with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center to raise funds for a new cancer screening van to provide education and screening to men and women for many cancers, including breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, skin and head/neck. “Our mission is to educate the people of Kentucky about cancer screening and prevention,” said Connie Sorrell. “The expansion of screenings and educational materials that are available through the Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van should significantly enhance the lives of literally thousands of people throughout the Commonwealth.”

The Horses and Hope pink mustang, compliments of Paul Miller Ford, was the pace car for the 2011 NASCAR World Sprint Cup at the Kentucky Speedway. The pink mustang now travels the state to special events, like the Keeneland Horses and Hope Race Day to raise cancer awareness and to provide information on prevention and early detection.

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The 40-foot, custom-built Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van features a Horses and Hope theme and acknowledgment of project partners on its exterior. The interior includes a reception area with monitors for educational videos, patient changing rooms, a patient examination room with exam table, digital mammography equipment, space for supportive laboratory services and a passenger cab area. A motorized retractable awning on the outside of the van provides additional space for patient reception, registration and education.

Cancer Screening Van in 2016,” said Mrs. Beshear. “It has already delivered services to nearly 5,000 men and women.”

The Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van, which was made possible through generous contributions from the equine industry, corporations, businesses, government agencies, friends, and many others, focuses on educating Kentuckians about cancer prevention.

“Horses and Hope’s services are offered to both insured and uninsured individuals, with a special emphasis on reaching special populations who experience barriers to care,” said Connie. “Horses and Hope offers prevention and early detection programs for seven different cancers, including breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, skin and head/neck.”•

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Cancer prevention and detection for the Commonwealth Today, Horses and Hopes has expanded to offer prevention and early detection programs for numerous cancers and offers screenings for different cancer types.

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The Horses and Hope Cancer Screening Van will be returning to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, KY August 17-27, 2017. Mammograms will be offered along with free skin, prostate, colon, and head/neck cancer screenings as well as tobacco cessation counseling. Visitors from across Kentucky will have the opportunity to take advantage of cancer prevention and early detection services. For more information, including upcoming events like one-day seminars for cancer survivors , please visit www.horsesandhope.org.

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Womanista: Summer Barbecue

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Beer of the Month: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

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Four Ingredient BBQ Ranch Baked Chicken Ingredients: 1 (1-ounce) ranch dressing seasoning packet 4 (6-ounce) chicken breasts 1 tablespoon minced garlic â…“ cup reduced-sugar BBQ sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400° F and coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Empty the ranch packet in a mixing bowl or shallow plate. Dredge each chicken breast in the ranch powder, coating all sides of the chicken, and shake off the excess. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic and BBQ sauce.

4 servings | Nutrition Facts based on a 1 chicken breast Calories 196 | Fat 4g | Fiber 0g | Cholesterol 98mg | Sodium 597mg Carbohydrates 6g | Sugar 3g | Protein 35g | Smart Points: 3

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Line the chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish and pour the BBQ sauce over all the chicken. Bake uncovered until done, 25 minutes.


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Low-Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 5-7 minutes + 30 minutes chill time

Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into bite sized pieces

1 teaspoon celery seeds

3 tablespoons skim milk

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt

black pepper, to taste

¼ cup light mayonnaise

4 hard-boiled eggs, minus 2 yolks, all diced

2 tablespoons white vinegar

½ cup diced celery

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

2 green onions, thinly sliced

Preparation: Bring about 2-3 inches of water to a boil in a large pot and place a steam basket with the cauliflower pieces over it. The steam from the water will cook the cauliflower in about 5-7 minutes, until fork-tender. You can also steam the cauliflower in the microwave by placing the florets in a large, microwave-safe bowl and adding enough water to just cover the bottom of the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and poke some holes in the top. Microwave for 3-4 minutes, or until fork-tender. Transfer about ½ cup of the cauliflower to a high-speed blender or food processor with 2-3 tablespoons of skim milk. You just need enough milk to loosen the cauliflower up. Blend into a thick puree, then set aside. Transfer the remainder of the hot cauliflower to a colander and run cold water over it to halt the cooking. Set aside to drain. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, celery seeds, salt, and pepper. Gently fold in the cooled and drained cauliflower florets, eggs, celery, and green onions. Next, fold in the pureed cauliflower, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, so the salad gets cold and the flavors meld. 5 servings | Nutrition Facts based on 1 cup serving size Calories 96 | Fat 5g | Fiber 2g | Cholesterol 73mg | Sodium 338mg | Carbohydrates 7g | Sugar 3g | Protein 7g | Smart Points: 2

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Nutrition Facts based on a 1/8th of fluff Calories 116 | Fat 1g | Fiber 0g | Carbohydrates 24g | Sugar 10g Protein 3g | Smart Points: 4

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Al Fresco Chatham’s Bistro & Bar

496 E. High St., Lexington 859.229.6989 facebook.com/chathamsbistro What’s new at Chatham’s? We recently welcomed Chef Jason Wall, and a brand new menu including many lighter and healthier options. We also have more daily specials and gluten-free options. What’s your best dish? The Short Rib Ragu, featuring a braised short rib in a rich ragu sauce with pappardelle pasta, topped with Pecorino Romano. How about drinks? We have an expanded wine list, lots of great bourbons and daily drink specials. Try the Strawberry Basil Martini made with vodka, strawberry purée and fresh basil. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10pm, Friday 11:30am-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-8pm

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154 Patchen Dr. #87, Lexington 859.269.7621 | ShamrocksKY.com What makes your patio fun? Delicious food, great drinks and live music are a winning combination! Our friendly atmosphere is perfect for lunch, catching a game or relaxing after work. What’s your best dish? Everyone loves our O’Round burgers! The El BanditO’Round is covered in a banana pepper and jalapeño cream cheese spread, then topped with a sweet habanero glaze and an onion ring. Any other locations? Visit us in the Hartland Shopping Center, as well! Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday 11am-2:30am, Saturday 10am-2:30am, Sunday 10am-1am

The Cellar

3256 Lansdowne Dr., Lexington 859.317.8301 CellarGrille.com What makes your patio special? We’re an upscale sports bar with a 125-seat patio that overlooks The Signature Club’s pool and lush surroundings. People love to stop by, mixing and mingling over drinks and great food. We also have a great interior with TVs for sporting events or rainy days! What’s your best dish? Our guests love the Lansdowne Grill sandwich, featuring Cajun grilled chicken, smothered in BBQ, topped with pepperjack cheese and bacon. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner! Do you have any drink specials? Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 4-7pm Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-1am, Friday-Saturday 11am-2:30am

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Harry’s

An American Bar & Grill

Palomar & Hamburg, Lexington 859.335.6500 BluegrassHospitality.com/Harrys

What makes your patio special? A tribute to Kentucky’s rich racing history, Harry’s is a crowd favorite. Whether visiting for a leisurely lunch or dinner, winding down after work or catching your favorite team on one of the flat screen TVs, we are perfect for any occasion. Enjoy an open-air atmosphere during warm weather months and encased glass during cooler months. Visit both Harry’s locations at Palomar Center and Hamburg. What’s your best dish? Harry’s is home of the mini burger and Aqua sushi. We pride ourselves on having something for everyone. Drink specials? Harry’s is known for signature cocktails and hand-selected wines. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:15am-12am Sun 11:15am-10:30pm

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Hall’s

On The River 1125 Athens Boonsboro Rd., Winchester 859.527.6620 HallsOnTheRiver.com

What makes your patio fantastic? You can enjoy beautiful views from the largest wooden deck in Central Kentucky and has covered and open seating. Built forty feet up, it overlooks beautiful scenery, including the Kentucky river. Watch the wildlife, soak up the sun or watch the water ripple by. It’s a great weekend retreat from the city for both lunch and dinner! What’s your best dish? A lot of places say they have the best Hot Brown, but our guests tell us ours is the winner! What’s the deal with the beer cheese? Beer cheese was invented on the Kentucky River, and we made it famous. You can buy our beer cheese on site, or try it in our Beer Cheese Platter or on our Beer Cheese Burger. What’s your Happy Hour? Wednesdays 4-6pm, enjoy half price drinks and half price appetizers. Nothing goes better with a beer than our Fried Green Tomatoes! Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm, Sundays 11:30am-9pm

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J. Render’s

Southern Table & Bar

3191 Beaumont Centre Circle., Lexington 859.533.9777 | jrendersbbq.com What makes your patio special? J. Render’s patio is the place to be; there are ample tables with umbrellas, outdoor heaters, and corn hole sets. Whether it’s a quick lunch, dinner with the family or a relaxing evening out listening to a local musician, you won’t find a better patio on which to mix and mingle. What’s your favorite dish? The fan favorite, of course, is the “Oh No You Didn’t” Grilled Cheese or our Smoked Chicken Wings. How about drinks? Our most popular cocktails are the Stagger Lee and Georgia Peach Martini. Plus, more than 22 Bourbons. Hours: Sun-Mon 11am -9pm, Tues-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Locals’

Craft Food & Drink

701 National Ave., Lexington 859.523.3249 | LocalsLex.com What makes your patio unique? Locals’ has three patios; the most popular being the rooftop patio. With so much patio space, we are a great destination for groups of all sizes. What’s your favorite dish? We are known for our white chicken chili, bourbonbrined wings and one-hander sandwiches. Drinks? We feature a large selection of craft beer and the most popular cocktails are our Locals’ Mule (our twist on the KY mule) and The Morningsider (a fruity, vodka based cocktail). We also feature buckets of sparkling wine splits (187.5 ml bottles) perfect for patio drinking. Hours: Daily 11am-10:30pm

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June Picks by Quincy Brown

OF THE MONTH

Shock Top

Lemon Shandy Why Quincy Enjoys this Beer…. “Shock Top Lemon Shandy is the perfect beer for those beautiful summer days. It has every characteristic of what a summer beer should be: light, easy to drink and above all, refreshing. The lemon is not overpowering, more sweet than tart, with plenty of zest to keep it interesting. Add in a great wheat base and you have a summertime beer that is simple and complex all at the same time. This beer is a mainstay for me all summer long and I look forward to its arrival every year. If you haven’t given this beer a shot, pick some up on your way to your next barbecue. You and your friends will be happy you did.” Style: Lemon Shandy Alcohol By Volume: 4.2%

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IBUs: 3.5 Taste Profile: Sun’s out, lemons out. Always smooth, always refreshing — this crisp lemon recipe was designed for summer. Just like the season, you won’t want it to end.

www.KYeagle.net | Please call Kentucky Eagle at 859-252-3434 for local purchase locations!

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Wine OF THE MONTH

Old Soul Vineyards

Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is succulent and crisp. Flavors of pear, tropical fruit and pineapple add to this bright varietal. Floral notes create a well-balanced wine with a full body. Blend: Chardonnay Alcohol by volume: 13% Residual Sugar: 0.58% Appellation: Lodi, California Fermentation/aging: Aged chardonnay wine contained in stainless steel barrels is combined with medium toast American and French oak, producing moderate tannins. That, combined with tropical fruit, gives a complexity and full body. Food pairing: Chicken, salmon, tilapia, duck, pizza, green salad and pasta.

Proudly distributed by Kentucky Eagle, Inc.

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Brittney and Matthew Saitta first met at a UK tailgate hosted by mutual friends. They formed an instant connection, hung out well past the end of the tailgate, and made a date for dinner the following week. Four years later, Matthew asked Brittney to be his wife. Matthew proposed on Christmas Eve, knowing full well that Brittney is an absolute Christmas fanatic. The couple was with her family, sitting around the table after dinner, when Matthew asked her if she would come upstairs so he could give her a present. Brittney was taken aback— why would they leave their guests mid-conversation? Then, she thought, Aha! It’s happening.

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hey went upstairs and Matthew presented her with a tiny box. Inside, there was a necklace in the shape of Kentucky. Brittney thought it was lovely but she was confused why he had made such a big deal out of giving it to her right then. She thanked him and suggested they should go back downstairs to be with her family. When they walked downstairs, her family greeted her with flowers and a sign that said, “Will you marry me?” Stunned, she turned around to find Matthew on one knee. She was so shocked, it took her a few minutes to say “yes”, which Matthew still loves to tease her about today. Brittney and Matthew were married at Talon Winery on September 16, 2016, the fifth-year anniversary of that fateful tailgate. They chose Talon because they wanted a relaxed, outdoor wedding that showcased the beauty of Kentucky. The rolling hills and gorgeous sunsets made for the perfect setting.

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Looking back, Brittney’s favorite moments leading up to the wedding were the ones spent planning the details with her “beautiful and talented mother”, who she lost unexpectedly just a month and a half after the wedding. Her mother knew Brittney’s vision for the décor—light and airy, relaxed yet elegant—and designed every boutonniere and centerpiece, along with a breathtaking bridal bouquet. The morning of the wedding, Brittney and her mother worked diligently to put every bloom together, a memory the bride will hold dear to her heart forever. The couple also loved the involvement of their sweet pup, Lola, in the ceremony. Their little dog stood up at the altar in between the two of them as though she’d rehearsed the move her whole life. They have wonderful memories of Lola “stealing barbecue from the reception, stealing kisses, and stealing Matthew’s heart over and over again”. When asked what advice Brittney and Matthew would offer to couples planning a wedding, the bride said, “Soak it in, every ounce… And try to understand just how special the day is for your parents, too… Brides, love your mom and the time she dreams of dedicating to making this day perfect for you. Your happiness is what makes it perfect for her. And your dad, while quiet, is taking it all in, and cherishing each smile you take the time to give him. These are such sweet, sacred moments you will share forever.” 164

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MIRROR, MIRROR For The Most Beautiful Wedding of Them All When wedding planning, brides now focus more of their attention on the reception than the wedding itself. They do this because they want to make it a truly memorable celebration, and make it a “reflection” of themselves. Individual components of a reception’s décor can set the tone for the entire event, and a component I love is the use of mirrors as part of wedding reception themes.

Glass Menagerie Whether your wedding is the picture of sophistication, or down-to-earth and casual, mirrors are the perfect addition to any event. Mirrors add light to an evening affair, and beautifully reflect candlelight in the most magic of ways. They also duplicate the movement of your guests and multiply your event’s activity exponentially. Mirrors make a perfect backdrop for the wedding party table, to make your dais look like seats of honor. A mirrored backdrop wall is a way to add height and drama. Using a collection of mirrors or a single dramatic mirror is a fantastic idea for a bride and groom’s greeting or sweetheart area. It can also create a glamorous photo booth; remember to shoot a little off side to keep the photographer out of the shot.

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Reflect on Rustic For a rustic wedding, the addition of smooth surfaced mirrors give a touch of sophistication to a woodsy theme. The mirrored glass adds balance to the rough-hewn textures already present in a barn—such as burlap, wooden tables and wood slice table décor. To create the perfect balance, don’t hold back on volume. Use a ton of mirrors, especially vintage mirrors with rough frames and even those missing some of their reflective mercury surface. You can find these at thrift stores and architectural salvage stores without running up your budget. To add to the number of mirrors on a budget, a trick is to pick up super rough, old frames and have inexpensive mirrors put in them at a household glass vendor instead of a frame shop.

Into the Looking Glass To give your mirrors more life after your big day, move them into your first home. Create a wall of mirrors that remind you of your vows and reflect your new life together everyday. Pass a mirror on to each of your bridesmaids to remind them how much they made your wedding shine.

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by: Jesse L. Brooks

trend // Mythical Madness Unicorns and mermaids are taking over the world, and we’re all for it. If you were a fan of Lisa Frank in the 90’s, chances are this is a fad you can certainly get behind. Rainbow hair, iridescent highlighters, and even scaly nail decals are all the rage in the beauty world. This month we’ve chosen our favorite items to make you feel not only beautiful, but a little magical too.

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1. Lisa Frank x Glamour Dolls Angled Blush Brush | $5 2. Tarte Limited Edition - Magic Wands Brush Set | $39 3. Under the Sea Blue Mermaid Makeup Brushes Kit | $50

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With summer landing this month it’s time to pull out the swimwear and soak up some rays. Choosing swimwear is usually not an event most women look forward to, but as long as you find a cut that flatters your body and makes you feel good, you’re on the right path.

One of the chicest ways to add a little style to your poolside look is a flowy cover-up, which also comes in handy when you’re feeling a little modest. Marios Schwab’s eye for modern glamour translates seamlessly in this olivegreen and grey leopardprint dress.

Oversized sunglasses are next on our checklist and this pair from Chloé offers a cool retro vibe that fits right in with our other accessories.

It’s the simple shapes and flattering hues that make On the Island’s swimwear designs so appealing. This stretch fabric triangle bikini top and tie bottom briefs in a khaki-green shade are inspired by the earthy tones of the Mediterranean.

The ‘Estee’ sandals by Pedro Garcia are the perfect added accessory. They’re detailed in thin, bejeweled crisscross straps, and a comfortable 1/4 inch heel. While a regular, run of the mill flip flop could certainly be worn here, we like how the slight sparkle elevates our shoe choice.

Our muse for this look is very much an Old Hollywood starlet; think Elizabeth Taylor lounging at the Beverly Hills Hotel circa 1970. That means an over-sized hat is in order. Eugenia Kim is known for her fabulous hats and this one with its wide brim and sequin message is a perfect match for our summery ensemble.

We realize not everyone wants to risk sun damage, so that’s where self tanners steps in. This refreshing self-tanning lotion by La Mer absorbs quickly for an even, natural-looking glow with no streaks.

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ords are powerful! The number of words a child knows and uses when entering school is the best indicator for academic success. Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) is providing quality education and therapeutic services to children so they have a solid foundation for future learning. A nonprofit organization located at 350 Henry Clay Blvd., Lexington Hearing & Speech Center (LHSC) has had a mission of teaching children with hearing loss and speech/language delays to listen and talk since 1960. While services have expanded since its founding, the mission remains the same. Focus of LHSC programming falls within three areas: the Audiology Clinic, the Speech/Language Pathology Clinic, and the education programs of the Early Learning Center. LHSC is the only resource in the region offering a collaborative model of audiology, speech, and education services for children with hearing loss and provided services to over 1,200 individuals from over 65 Kentucky counties in 2016!

The Audiology Clinic From 4 weeks to 104 years old the Audiology Clinic at LHSC provides comprehensive hearing healthcare for all ages. Audiologists identify hearing loss, if any, and help patients and family members understand test results, the impact of any hearing loss, and recommendations for management.

The Speech/Language Pathology Clinic LHSC provides speech-language pathology services for infants, preschool and school-aged children, with and without hearing loss, with a variety of pediatric speech/language delays. LHSC specializes with children with severe to profound hearing loss, providing auditory-verbal therapy by a listening and spoken language specialist, which provides children the opportunity to use listening and spoken language despite their hearing loss.

The Early Learning Center The Early Learning Center (ELC) enrolls children with hearing, speech and language delays as well as those children with typical speech and hearing development from 6 weeks of age through Kindergarten. At LHSC, they “meet each child where they are,” with a goal that children graduating from LHSC have age-appropriate communication skills and are prepared for individual success.

LHSC programming extends to summertime fun and learning in their “Around the World” Summer Camps for preschoolers and school age children, and Summer Language Stimulation Camps. Language stimulation camps offer children summer camp fun, regardless of ability to pay, while receiving intense speech/language stimulation from a certified early childhood education teacher and LHSC speech/ language pathologist.

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While LHSC professionals work hard to ensure speech/language development, it is difficult without the support of the family. They offer these summertime homework ideas to help families work on speech/language development at home: • Read aloud 15 MINUTES. Every child. Every parent. Every day. By reading aloud for only 15 minutes a day, your child will gain important literacy skills that can help them be successful in the classroom and in life. • Talk about what your child is doing and what you’re doing. • Keep conversations going by asking questions and commenting on your child’s response. • Sing songs and learn finger plays, action verses, and rhymes together.

SAVE THE DATE Monday Sept. 11th, 2017

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• Share in pretend-play activities acting out daily and play routines. • Foster thinking skills with statements like “I think ...” and open questions like “What do you think …” or “I wonder what will happen …” • Take your child with you to new places, such as the grocery store, library, car wash, and gas station. To ensure all children have access to the services provided by LHSC, including summer language stimulation camps, LHSC offers scholarships which are funded by the support of the community. As a nonprofit, LHSC is grateful to community supporters, like White Greer & Maggard Orthodontics, for ensuring their mission of teaching children with hearing, speech and language delays to listen and talk is available for all families in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The 14th annual Sol & Glow Golf Event will be held at the beautiful Keene Run Golf Course on Monday, September 11, 2017. The Sol & Glow Golf Event is an 18 hole day scramble (including lunch) and a 9 hole glow in the dark night golf scramble (including dinner)! The night golf scramble is truly a one of a kind event as LED lights light up the fairways, greens, hazards and pins as players use LED golf balls (with the help of miner lights and other fun glow in the dark accessories!) for a night of fun all to support the LHSC mission. For more information on how to play or sponsor this unique day and night golf event which goes to support the LHSC mission, please visit the website www.lhscky.org/support. As this year’s Golf Cart Fleet Sponsor a link for more information can also be found on White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics’ website.

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The Beaufort Bonnet Company is approaching its fifth year in business and as Markey explained, the team has grown and become more self-sufficient. This progress has helped Markey to better balance work and being a mother. “My biggest challenge has been carving out more time to give my children my undivided attention,” Markey said. “One trick to managing time was learning to get better at saying ‘no’ to some invitations and optional events. Maintaining friendships and making time for family can be tricky; I’m lucky to have such understanding friends and family.” Every day, Markey’s husband, Bert, chief administrative officer at The Beaufort Bonnet Company, brings her coffee and breakfast in bed. Since Markey’s children have started getting themselves completely dressed and cleaned up without a lot of assistance, Markey says the most pressing matter may be whether her daughter Betsey wants a braid or ponytail or a ribbon versus a bow. “I start working the second I open my eyes,” Markey said. “I work from home while my husband takes the children to school. I’m usually in the office Monday through Friday for eight to nine hours a day and when I arrive home, I try to put work on pause until after we’ve gotten in some good quality time. We’ll play, eat, do homework, read or play a game… or maybe we’ll build a fort and watch a movie. I love ending the day up with my little family.”


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Markey’s advice for other moms? She says to remember that children go from seven months to seven years old in a blink. “Go to the pumpkin patch, the beach, the races… and do all the little things that make your children smile and help you to experience the world again through a child’s eyes. When it comes to being a super mom, your children are the ones who matter.”

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ools, boats, beaches and swimming are synonymous with summer. Now that summer is here, you may consider some water fun with your dog. Here are some things to consider before taking the plunge.

can only be turned off when reset manually ensuring immediate attention. At the beach, use good judgment when allowing distance between you and your pet in the water. Riptides and strong currents can easily disorient and drag you and your dog into dangerous waters.

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Filly Maredith Month: Davis of the

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At first glance it may seem like a career marries graphic design and horses is outlandish, to say the least, but for Maredith Davis it has proven to be a recipe for success. Davis is the owner of Maredith Davis Design, a self-made business that, since 2015, has created brands, websites and marketing materials for small businesses, most of which are agricultural or equine-based. “I partner with businesses to help them communicate not only the services they offer, but the passion and talent they have for what they do,” explained Davis. “I take the burden of branding and marketing off their shoulders because that is my talent and passion, which allows them to focus on what they do best.” Finding Her Calling One of the reasons Davis finds it easy to turn her clients’ visions into reality is because in many ways she is no different than any of them. Growing up in Northwest Georgia near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Davis’s parents enrolled her in riding lessons when she was 9. Before long, she was hooked and was sure she wanted horses to be a central focus for her career. “I was terrified at first, but I absolutely fell in love with horses and ended up coming to the University of Kentucky for college because of their equine program and the opportunities here,” said Davis. While a student in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Equine Department, Davis developed an interest in graphic design, eventually graduating with a major in Equine

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Science and Management and a minor in Digital Media and Design. Her goal was to forge a career path that blended her talent for graphic design with her knowledge of and passion for horses. It was at UK that she also met her fiancé, this month’s Colt of the Month, Colton Woods, a trainer and clinician who operates under the banner of his Lexington-based Colton Woods Horsemanship. “We began dating in 2014. Having grown up showing hunters, I was not immediately charmed by his cowboy demeanor and persistent questions about the ‘norms’ of the equine industry,” said Davis. “But the more I listened to him, the more interested I became in his ideas and philosophies about how to manage and educate the horses and people in our industry…and the more I started to like the Wrangler jeans and pearl-snap shirts.” A Perfect Pairing Wanting to strike a balance between pursuing a design career and supporting her fiancé’s ever-expanding riding and training career, which saw him traveling regularly for clinics and demonstrations throughout the country, Davis decided to take the leap of bypassing a traditional salaried position and open her own graphic design business, Maredith Davis Design, upon graduation. “As a couple, I think we work well together because we are very similar in the way we think about our approach to the opportunities and situations life throws at us,” said Davis. “For us, the horses are always first and we both understand that the care and work we’re putting into them takes priority, even if that means ‘date night’ is spent cleaning stalls or ‘vacation’ involved hauling horses across the country.

We don’t mind because we’re getting to do exactly what we love and sharing experiences with one another.” In addition to being her fiancé and best friend, Woods was also one of Davis’s first official clients. His logo, website and marketing materials are a testament to her insightful and skilled approach to understanding her clients’ business and depicting it in an authentic and artistic way. “Colton is my ideal client. He lets me worry about his brand identity and marketing and I let him worry about training horses and working with clients, which he is very good at,” said Davis. Davis enjoys getting to know her clients and learning what about their skills, personalities and approaches makes each of their businesses unique. In addition to Wood’s training business, Davis’s clients include other horse trainers, equestrian facilities, stallions and cattle farms, as well as non-agriculturally-based small businesses. She tailors her services to each client’s needs, from creating their logos and brand identity packages to building them turn-key websites, designing their marketing materials and more. Furthermore, her background as an equestrian combined with her academic focus on agriculture and equine science and management allows her to not only understand on a nuanced level her clients’ businesses, but their target audience and customer base, not to mention what drives them from within. “We all have our unique gifts,” said Davis. “For some that is working with horses as a trainer, farm manager or riding instructor. For me, it is design and helping people to transform their vision and passion into something others can see and connect with.”•

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Colt Colton Month: Woods of the

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Every once in a while you come across a person who is more than merely talented in their chosen field of work. Seemingly born to do what they’re doing, their talents and skills far surpass those of their peers, regularly making the nearimpossible look effortless. That perfectly describes horse trainer and clinician Colton Woods Horsemanship, who is rapidly becoming one of the “names to know” in the horse world. His gift for not only training, but developing trust and a sense of partnership in horses is helping him stake his claim as one of the country’s leading horsemanship specialists. Finding His Calling Growing up in North Carolina, Woods was drawn to animals, especially livestock, from an early age. It was natural, then, that his first job involved horses. “Upon receiving my driver’s license, I began my first summer working with horses at a hunter/jumper facility,” said Woods. “I thoroughly enjoyed learning about and working with the horses, which led me to pursue an opportunity that lasted the following four summers, traveling across the Eastern United States and to Canada with an internationally competitive Arabian and Half-Arabian [horse]-training facility.” Woods also used his talents to help horses that had been dealt a bad hand in life learn skills and gain training that ultimately made them viable for adoption at Safe Haven Equine Rescue, a non-profit that serves abused and neglected horses. “What held these horses back was their education, or lack thereof. My journey [as a trainer] started right there,” said Woods. “I spent many hours in the round pen learning from each of those horses and doing my best to help them. I know God put me on this earth to work with these incredible animals.”

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It’s no surprise, then, that Woods found himself drawn to the Bluegrass to the University of Kentucky for college. There, he not only earned a degree in Equine Science and Management with an Agricultural Economics minor, but found the love of his life in Maredith Davis. The couple plans to wed later this year. “She is the ultimate teammate and partner,” Woods said of this month’s Filly of the Month. “In many ways we think very similarly, which makes it easy to relate to one another and work together, but we also complement each other in our differences both within our relationship and business. She’s incredible and I cannot wait to spend the rest of our lives together.” Turning His Passion into a Profession Woods’ gentle, unintimidating approach to training horses has evolved into a business he and Davis run together, Colton Woods Horsemanship. Developed over the years by working with so many different types of horses, his skills were later refined by his experiences with a natural style of horsemanship made popular decades ago by renowned trainers and clinicians Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt. Their methods, often termed a “Vaquero” or “Buckaroo” style of horsemanship, led Woods to renowned clinician Buck Brannaman, whose approach to working with problem horses was the inspiration behind the feature film The Horse Whisperer and later detailed in the popular documentary Buck. Based in Paris, Kentucky, Woods business centers around not only the training of horses, often those with no formal training or who have demonstrated behavioral issues, but also the training of people. “From colt-starting to problem-solving and advancing the performance horse, we recognize that each client and horse is an individual, and our approach centers around meeting those individual needs and goals,” said Woods. Sought after throughout the country as a clinician, Woods’ schedule

keeps him on the road regularly as well. This year he is booked for clinics in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Georgia, where he will teach horse owners techniques to use in working with and training their own horses. Looking to the Horizon Being in the epicenter of Thoroughbred racing and breeding, Woods is asked regularly to work with young horses to get them started under saddle or to help seasoned racehorses through behavioral issues so they can return to productive racing careers. Working with Thoroughbreds on an individual basis led Woods to create a program designed specifically for future racehorses.

“I know God put me on this earth to work with these incredible animals…” “These programs are geared toward prepping yearlings and getting horses prepared for the track,” explained Woods. “We want to invest in their education, confidence and understanding, setting them up for success for the rest of their lives while also ensuring they look and behave their best when headed to the sales ring.” Woods also hopes to try his hand at breeding horses in the not-sodistant future, bringing his business full circle. “One of my dreams has been to breed well-minded, strong horses capable of getting a job done, being versatile and being competitive at the highest levels,” said Woods. “I sure do have a love for the horse and working with them is a true blessing.”•

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Horse Park Happenings The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club Monday Evenings 5-10pm See the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park up close and personal with a leisurely walk or jog. This free event starts at the Visitor Center, where guests can find local craft beer vendors, food trucks, information tables and horse meet and greets. There will be yoga from 6:30-7:30pm, as well. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! 2017 Egyptian Events June 7-10 at the Covered Arena With the world’s largest showcase of the Egyptian Arabian horse, this great event is always highly-anticipated! There are daily spectator focused events, a trade fair, stallion auctions and more great events that are free with park admission. Visit pyramidsociety.org to learn more. Festival of the Bluegrass June 8-11 at the KHP Campground The oldest bluegrass festival in the region, this 4-day event brings great performances and activities for all ages to the campground. Visit festivalofthebluegrass.com to learn more or to purchase tickets.

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Lexington Rodeo June 16-17 at the Alltech Arena Produced by the Rotary Club of Lexington, this great event has fun for all ages. Tickets can be purchased at lexingtonrodeo.org. Man o’ War Movie Night June 24 5-10pm Enjoy special evening hours for “The Mostest Horse That Ever Was” exhibit, as well as two Thoroughbred racing-themed movies in the park’s theatres. Activities will go on throughout the evening for kids and families to enjoy! Save the Date: BreyerFest July 14-16 at the Covered Arena This annual model horse festival and horse fair brings together fans, vendors and the stars of Breyer horses. Horses that have been portrayed as Breyer models will be present for demonstrations and photo opportunities. Crafts, kids activities and more will make this a weekend that no family will want to miss. A full schedule is available at breyerhorses.com As part of the event, a collector’s edition Man o’ War model has been commissioned. The replica of the greatest Thoroughbred of all time will be a popular addition!

There are more great events to discover! Visit kyhorsepark.com for a complete listing of all the upcoming Horse Park Happenings, and be sure to visit TOPSinLex.com/calendar for more exciting events around Central Kentucky!

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After several years of planning, the much-anticipated mixed-use development at the corner of Nicholasville Road and Man O’ War Boulevard has finally opened to the public. Developed by the Birmingham-based company Bayer Properties, The Summit at Fritz Farm aims to reimagine the traditional shopping mall concept and create an all-inclusive “city within a city.” The $156 million project was actually decades in the making. Bayer Properties, founded in 1983, has had a connection to Lexington ever since David Silverstein, a Vanderbilt graduate who often enjoyed the races at Keeneland, partnered with CEO Jeffrey Bayer. With three Summit locations under their belt including Reno and Birmingham, the pair agreed that Lexington’s size, history, and

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urban-to-rural land ratio would make it ideal for a project like The Summit at Fritz Farm. In 2012, they purchased the land, a former tobacco farm owned by John R. Fritz Jr. From there, the next step was to meet with local entrepreneurs to discover what Lexington wanted and needed. According to creative director and brand strategist Lindsay Bayer Shipp, Bayer Properties’ primary goal was to bring a dynamic tenant mix, and to include those with whom the market wasn’t already saturated. “We set out to create something really distinctive for Lexington, and we wanted The Summit at Fritz Farm to feel like it really belongs here,” she said in a recent interview. “We also wanted to stay away from the concept of a strictly shopping destination.”


Community Bayer Shipp, who spent the first 12 years of her career focused on real estate and marketing across North America for retailers such as J. Crew and Apple, often traveled for business and noticed that when she visited large scale developments, “It felt like you could be anywhere in the country.” That’s one of the driving forces behind The Summit’s unique concept. For Bayer Shipp and her team, having a mix of local, regional, and national tenants was imperative. “In today’s world, when you’re competing with online shopping, it’s important to really validate a project with what we call ‘local hometown heroes’ in the market,” she explained. Some of the locally owned stores are Morton James and boutique Scout and Molly’s. To that end, many of The Summit’s tenants have unveiled their first location in the state of Kentucky — a few examples include, Warby Parker and Bonobos from New York, The FRYE Company, Fabletics (Kate Hudson’s athleisure and yoga clothing company) and Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand). She added that since many of these retailers had been approved by landlords all across the country, the fact that they chose Lexington over major U.S. cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago is exceptional. “I think that really speaks to the kind of community Lexington has.” But as Bayer Shipp described, The Summit offers much more than shopping. With 48,000 square feet of office space, The Henry — a luxury apartment complex with a long list of amenities, and The Green, a communal outdoor area, it’s possible to live, work, exercise, shop, dine and socialize, all on property. She also said that the company plans to include special programming morning, noon and night — from live music on weekends, to face painting for children, pop up vendors, chef tastings and demonstrations, exercise classes on the lawn, various lecture series, and many more activities that the entire family can enjoy throughout the year. When asked for a few examples of upcoming lectures, Bayer Shipp said, “Anything from our garden designer Jon Carloftis explaining how to create a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape, to local people like Ouita Michel talking about how she got to where she is today.” Those wishing to stay updated about happenings at The Summit at Fritz Farm can join the email list on their website, www.thesummitatfritzfarm.com, or follow on Facebook and Instagram. A list of upcoming retailers, services and restaurants is available on the site as well. One of the most unique aspects of the property will be The Barn – an artisan food hall featuring the key players in Lexington’s culinary scene like Crank & Boom craft ice cream and Athenian Grill and several others. Plus, new dining options from across the country like J. Alexander’s, Shake Shack, and Ted’s Montana Grill have been added to the mix. “It was important for us to bring restaurants that spoke to the culinary traditions of Lexington, but also bring a few new traditions along with them,” said Bayer Shipp. “We didn’t want to oversaturate any one category, and we think people will find that all of our restaurants cater to a different palette.” While The Summit at Fritz Farm appears to have all of its bases covered, Bayer Properties has future plans to further expand the development according to market needs, which could include niche categories such as a full-service hair salon, a boutique hotel, a stationary and paper goods supplier, and a children’s clothing boutique, among others. By late summer/early fall, there will be at least 50 tenants, and presently, 44 out of the 54 acres have been developed. “We really want to grow slowly and methodically, you will see additional uses over time as we learn more,” said Bayer Shipp.

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and celebrities alike. Shop contemporary, feminine and timeless pieces in this bright and beautiful store, Madewell Shop fuss-free women’s clothing at this naArhaus founded by Reese Witherspoon. tional chain owned by J. Crew. Arhaus provides high quality, well-designed E.Leigh’s Contemporary Boutique home furnishings. Marine Layer This contemporary fashion boutique offers Shop absurdly soft clothes designed in San Ariat on-trend apparel and accessories at affordShop equestrian footwear, apparel and ac- able prices. Brands include Kate Spade, B.B. Francisco and enjoyed by all. cessories. Dakota, Free People and Mink Pink. Meg C Jewelry Relax and rejuvenate in this serene nail spa.

Bonobos

This locally owned jewelry store is your destination for handmade, whimsical pieces.

Fabletics

The Bonobos Guideshop is a place where Co-founded by Kate Hudson, Fabletics sells men can find exactly what they like, and chic athleticwear at reasonable prices. Morton James have it delivered right to their door. This clothing boutique offers sophisticated, The FRYE Company edgy clothing. The store is locally owned by Brooks Brothers Frye is committed to creating iconic leather Halie Rogers. Collections of dress and casual wear for goods and continues to be recognized for men, women and children: The Original timeless style and unmatched quality. Pottery Barn American Brand™. Shop classic furniture, bedding and accesHollywood Feed sories in exclusive designs to decorate your Cos Bar Hollywood Feed is a natural and holistic pet home in style. Cos Bar is a luxury retailer selling world’s specialty retail store with a strong focus on best cosmetic brands. customer service. Scout & Molly’s Customers can find contemporary clothing, Crittenden J.McLaughlin jewelry and accessories in the store, which Crittenden offers high quality menswear, de- The J.McLaughlin look can be described as is locally owned by Ami Bertrand and Terri signed by local businessman Critt Rawlings. innovatively nostalgic with fashion for men Stein. and women.

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Vineyard Vines

This cutting-edge cycle studio offers the best Kendra Scott Jewelry Founded in 1998 in Martha’s Vineyard, in spinning classes with awesome instructors, Kendra has created collections of timeless Massachusetts, Vineyard Vines specializes great music and an even better environment. pieces that have won over loyal fans, media in clothing and accessories.

Coming Soon:

• Alumni Hall • Anthropologie • Bath & Body Works

• Free People • Lily Rain • Lululemon

• LUSH Cosmetics • Sugarboo & Co • Warby Parker

• Water + Oak Outdoor Co. • Waxing the City • Whole Foods

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Blaze Pizza Offering “exceptional quality at lightning fast speed” this fast casual pizza concept works with fresh, made-from-scratch dough and healthful, artisanal ingredients on an assembly line to deliver custom pizzas in 180 seconds.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que Run by husband-and-wife team Will and Catharine Newman, Edley’s Bar-B-Que is a homestyle barbecue restaurant with a family friendly vibe. Lexington is the restaurant group’s first location outside of their native city of Nashville.

Honeywood Honeywood will be six-time James Beard award nominated chef

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Ouita Michel’s largest restaurant to date, with table service, a stylish bar and food that will be fresh, locally sourced when possible, and creatively presented.

J. Alexander’s A more upscale option, this Nashville-based contemporary American restaurant is known for their wood-fired cuisine including steaks, prime rib of beef and fresh seafood.

Shake Shack A modern day “roadside burger stand” known for its 100% allnatural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, hormone-free chicken, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle cut fries, beer, wine and more.


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Babalu Tapas & Tacos Fresh, delicious Latin-inspired cuisine with signature guacamole made tableside, Spanish-inspired dishes, and handcrafted cocktails.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill With nigiri, sashimi, and grilled items, the menu encourages sharing. This casual sushi restaurant combines creative ingredients with energetic vibes to give guests a fresh and fun way to experience sushi.

CRÚ Food & Wine Bar Premiering their first Kentucky location, this upscale casual wine bar boasts more than 300 selections of wine, including 80 premium wines by the glass, 15 wine flights that change daily and Napa-style foods such as stone-fired pizza and artisan cheese plates.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Grimaldi’s specializes in pizza and calzones baked to perfection in their signature coal burning oven, which offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection, or wood burning ovens.

CoreLife Eatery With a menu focused on healthy, active lifestyles, CoreLife brings

clean, healthy and great tasting foods to everyone every day. Enjoy hearty bowls featuring greens, grains and bone broths.

Starbucks High-quality whole bean coffees and fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages.

Steel City Pops Treat yourself to a gourmet popsicle, made with all natural ingredients! Steel City Pops uses local produce when possible.

Ted’s Montana Grill Business leader, philanthropist, environmentalist and avid outdoorsman Ted Turner decided to share his love of Big Sky Country and its tradition of hearty American food. Menu items include bison nachos, cedar plank salmon and more.

Texas de Brazil Texas de Brazil is a churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) featuring a salad bar, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat meats, desserts and more.

World of Beer Choose from hundreds of craft beers and enjoy a mouthwatering menu that inclues flatbreads, mac and cheese bites, wings and more!

The Barn:

L o cal F o o d i e D es t i n at i o n Slated to open in September, The Barn is The Summit’s unique food hall that showcases Lexington’s culinary superstars. Food halls such as Bourdain Market in Manhattan and Pine Street Market in Portland Oregon have been popping up in cities across the country, but The Barn will be the first of its kind in Lexington. Some of the vendors will include: Athenian Grill, Atomic Ramen, Crank & Boom, Pasture by Marksbury Farm and Smithtown Seafood. In addition to local eateries, the space will also feature a bar concept, which Bayer-Shipp affectionately refers to as the “watering hole” of the Barn. It will be open late so The Summit staff and locals can enjoy a drink after a night of work. “Three years ago, we made the decision to stick to local producers and to make The Barn a place for friends and family to enjoy a casual meal together,” said Lindsay Bayer-Shipp. “I think it will be a great a celebration of Lexington’s unique culture.” •

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PHOTOS | H’Artful of Fun The Living Arts & Science Center | April 29 | lasclex.org | Photos by Woody Phillips

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval and Anthony Gay

Heather Lyons and Harriett Dupree Bradley

Andrea Walker and Matt Walker

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Carol McLeod, Lou Jones and Charlotte Lakers

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Sherri & Kenny McPeek

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PHOTOS | Jeans, Jewels & Juleps Benefiting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital | The Cellar at Signature Club | May 5 | makennafoundation.com | Photos by Keni Parks

Kara Harkins, Ron Turner and John Allen

Josh Slattery, Kelli David, Sheila David, Jennifer Poage and Zac Watson

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PHOTOS | Brunch & Bibelots Headley-Whitney Museum of Art | May 7 | headley-whitney.org | Photos by Woody Phillips

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Marylou Whitney and Don Ball

Martine Head and Mia Jones

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What’s New, Head to Lakeside Live this summer! Lakeside Live is a premier music venue held at The Mall at Lexington Green every Friday and Saturday evening from 7-10pm through September 2017. Guests can enjoy lakeside ambiance, amazing food, and a free outdoor concert! The outdoor fire pit and covered dock offer a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a brew and some tunes. The music lineup is like no other. Ranging from 80s to Funk to Country to Pop/ Rock, there is something for everyone. For patrons who need a ride to their car, Lakeside Live offers a trolley service from 5-11pm and free valet service in front of the stage. Come hungry! In addition to the delicious menu at Palmer’s, J. Render’s is serving up mouthwatering BBQ at JAX, and a variety of food trucks will also be available throughout the season! Grab the family, a friend, a date or a co-worker. Lakeside Live is the place to be this summer!

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Kentucky? DoubleTree Suites awarded the 2016 Hospitality Award of Excellence DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Lexington has been awarded the pretigious 2016 Hospitality Award of Excellence at the Hilton ALC Conference in San Francisco, CA. This award is given to the hotel with the highest scores for guest feedback among all DoubleTree hotels across the Americas. As an award recipient, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Lexington has successfully demonstrated the highest level of quality and service throughout the brand. Julie Garrison, Senior Director Brand Performance/Americas Hilton, Sara Milligan, General Manager, The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Lexington DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Lexington, Joe Mitchell, Director of Sales, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton completed a renovation of their guest suites last Lexington, Dianna Vaughan, Global Head – DoubleTree by Hilton, and Curtis Davis, Director of Brand year, which has added to the excellent experiPerformance Hilton. ence for our guests. The hotel offers 155 well appointed two room suites, 5000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a full service restaurant and bar, fitness center, business center, and complimentary airport shuttle.

2601 Richmond Rd. | 859.268.0060 | hilton.com/DoubleTree/Lexington

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E.Leigh’s, a clothing and accessory boutique that just opened in The Summit at Fritz Farm, strives to help every woman feel beautiful in her own skin by creating a positive and enriching in-store experience. They achieve this by not only offering on-trend clothing and accessories, but by building a culture of client-focused personal care that’s beyond compare! E.Leigh’s business specialty is trendy and affordable women’s clothing, accessories and shoes. They rarely get restocks of items, and E.Leigh’s customers love knowing that they won’t be seen in a dress that everyone else in town has. They strive to offer brands that are not available with other area boutiques at pricepoints that are budget-friendly. This helps E.Leigh’s customers build a wardrobe that’s unique, fresh and fun! The E.Leigh’s team works tirelessly to stay on top of fashion industry trends and demands. Their clothing is perfect for everyone from trendy high school students to working women whose style goes

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beyond white button-downs and pinstripes. Socialites, stay-at-home moms, college students and fashion-minded professionals will all find something stylish at E.Leigh’s. For women who are a little unsure about their style, the E.Leigh’s team wants to help! They aim to make every woman feel her best while offering honest, positive fashion advice. They love to learn who their customer is and what their needs are during styling sessions to build the perfect outfit or wardrobe for just about any occasion or need. The Summit shop is the sixth national location for E.Leigh’s and owner Erin Hohnbaum is excited to make Lexington a part of her family. The team at E.Leigh’s loves to fill their calendar with exciting events so that the staff and customers can connect in fun ways. These range from free networking events to fitness classes, makeovers or informational programs. Their upcoming events and “Can’t Miss” Giveaways can be found on their Instagram and Facebook page.

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WesBanco is moving and expanding downtown this fall One of Lexington’s banking institutions will be expanding this year. In addition to gaining square footage, WesBanco will be adding banking services and jobs to the Lexington market. WesBanco will be moving down the street to take over the entire first floor of the building at 400 East Vine Street. The bank tentatively plans to be in the 7,150 square foot space by mid-September. The space, currently known as the CMW building, will be rebranded to make WesBanco more visible. “We’re growing. Lexington is an important market for us, and we’re investing in this market,” explained city president Jeff Koonce. “Customers will notice more visibility, parking and most importantly, more products and services.” One of their goals for the move is to offer cutting-edge technology for their retail customers. Over time they have plans to expand to add wealth management, private banking and insurance services. An important piece of the move is adding jobs. The WesBanco staff welcomed a new commercial lender and a new mortgage group manager. They are presently recruiting mortgage lenders to join their team. WesBanco earned their sixth consecutive Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act Rating from the FDIC in February. ““WesBanco is proud that its staff has once again been recognized by the FDIC for

their efforts to return vital capital to all segments of the communities we serve, especially in low- and moderate-income areas, and ensuring that small businesses receive their necessary funding,” said Todd F. Clossin, WesBanco President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am really proud of the fact that we like to give back to the community,” Koonce said. “Our staff supports, through Board memberships, civic involvement and donations, organizations such as: Community Ventures Corporation, The American Heart Association, Shriners Children’s Hospital’s Corporate Council, Downtown Lexington Corporation, Leadership Lexington, Bluegrass CrimeStoppers, LexArts, KET and more.” “We are very involved and a strong supporter of activities involving Commerce Lexington,” Koonce explained. WesBanco is a PlatinumLevel sponsor of the Commerce Lexington and have been actively involved in the annual Commerce Lexington Winners Circle campaigns. Koonce congratulates Commerce Lexington, Inc. on being named 2016 Chamber of the Year. “It takes a team of committed businesspeople to make that happen.” By expanding their space and services, WesBanco gains visibility and parking. But more importantly, they’re investing in the community they love and creating new opportunities for local people, families and businesses.

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JUNE 6 Courtesy Fun Day Golf Tournament

Central Bank Thursday Night Live 5pm | Cheapside Park

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KET’s Summer Celebration 7pm | Donamire Farm Pass GO to collect the best in arts, history, science, news and family programming, plus related educational services at KET’s annual summer celebration. In the enterprising spirit of Monopoly, join this high-rollin’ night of

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7:30pm | US Bank Arena He’s a “Starboy” and a multiple Grammy winner and he’s coming to Cincinnati! The Weeknd is bringing his impeccable talent and sick beats to the US bank arena this month where he will perform a variety of his popular hits. Tickets are currently available through Ticketmaster.

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

Lakeside Live 7pm | Lexington Green

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Mutt Strut

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

9am | Keeneland

5pm | Cheapside Park

Grab your tennis shoes and your 4-legged friends for the 20th annual Mutt Strut! Make plans to walk it an cele rate our pup to ene t t e o er 5,000 animals the Lexington Humane Society cares or eac ear. n o pet rien l en ors games an gi ea a s an mingling it ello animal lo ers ualit time it our pet ile elping ot er animals is a Saturday well spent. (Please note: Mutt Strut 2017 will be held rain or shine.)

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The Nest Jumper Derby Classic

It’s a Grand Night for Singing!

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Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Garden Party

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

1pm | Ashland

JUNE 22 Central Bank Thursday Night Live 5pm | Cheapside Park

JUNE 23 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

7pm | Lexington Opera House Get ready to make some noise and experience an e ening o great music n o song riter piano master and brilliant artist Bruce Hornsby with his band The Noisemakers. “The Way It Is”, “Every Little Kiss”, and “Mandolin Rain”, are just a few of Hornsby’s classic favorites.

Beyond the Track 6pm | Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.

7pm | Lexington Opera House

Lakeside Live 7pm | Lexington Green

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#DareTo Defeat Epilepsy is the largest awareness building and fundraising event of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. So lace up your shoes and oin in t is g t our in ol ement ill pro i e muc needed help, hope, and support to the over 153,000 children, adults, and veterans living with epilepsy. Its simple - register, set your personal fundraising goal, recruit team members, create a cool team name and or toget er to success ull ac ie e our mission

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Lakeside Live: Karaoke! 7pm | Lexington Green

JUNE 30 Lakeside Live 7pm | Lexington Green

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Summerfest: The Wiz

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8:45pm | Woodland Park

Summerfest: The Wiz

JULY 7

8:45pm | Woodland Park

Lakeside Live 7pm | Lexington Green

Night Market 6pm | 700 Block of Bryan Ave.

Summerfest: The Wiz 8:45pm | Woodland Park

JULY 13 Central Bank Thursday Night Live 5pm | Cheapside Park

Keeneland Concours d’Elegance Keeneland

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Lakeside Live

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7pm | Lexington Green

7pm | Lexington Green

Summerfest: The Wiz

Fountain Films on Friday: Spaceballs

8:45pm | Woodland Park

DUSK | Triangle Park

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Lindsay Bayer Shipp, Toa Green and Ouita Michel at Honeywood First Look Museum Gala honoring John & Jessica Winters

Beth Hicks and Belinda Post at Fillies and Stallions

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Governor Paul Patton 80th Birthday with Bambi Todd and Judy Patton

Valvoline New Headquarters Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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