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s i h T you could have a 360-degree view of our downtown skyline, and front row seats to Thunder Over Louisville, as well as be within walking distance to the chow wagon and Bats games. These are just some of the benefits of living in a luxury condo at Waterfront Park Place, and a spacious 8,571-square-foot, 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom suite on the 20th floor is for sale and ready to move in. 6 louisville homes & gardens | January 2022

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The open penthouse includes two elevators, one opening in the private quarters and in the main living space and the other opening to a private laundry and trash area, leading to the main lobby. The luxurious suite includes Lalique chandeliers, extensive Italian marble and granite throughout, as well as hand-forged artistic lass doors and fixtures. “Even though it’s very large, it isn’t overwhelming,” Julie Klein, listing agent with Semonin Realtors, says. The spacious kitchen includes top-brand appliances, Gaggenau, Miele and Wolf, two Subzero refrigerators and one commercial quality freezer, and light Woodmont cabinetry line the walls. The space includes a full chef’s kitchen with bar-height seating and a butler’s pantry. Remote control blinds were installed throughout, and a gas fireplace warms the suite. The building gives residents four parking spaces, two of which are on the main lobby level and two on the main floor. A 24/7 Concierge desk is included, as well as a rooftop pool, state-of-the-art gym, access to a commercial kitchen and party room, which can accommodate 150 guests, a grilling station, club room and private conference room. Being a resident means owners have building insurance, water, gas, a 24/7 handyman, cleaning and upkeep of the building, outside landscaping, laundry pick up and drop off, and a daily newspaper service. Julie says this is a one-of-a kind luxury condo that cannot be found anywhere else in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, or Tennessee. The 360-degree views that can be seen from any room are what sets it apart from the rest. “It comes to life at dusk into the evening with all the lights and hustle of city living,” Julie says. Living downtown is a certain type of lifestyle, she says. “(You have the) hustle of the city atmosphere and a convenient location to three expressways,” she says. So, she thinks, this property would be perfect for executives, hospital doctors or surgeons, business owners or government officials. If you’re interested in the approximately $3.5 million penthouse suite, contact Julie Klein at (502) 640-6545 or by email at See the listing at ListingDetails/222-E-Witherspoon-St-2000-LouisvilleKY-40202/1586321.

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ADDRESS: 222 E. Witherspoon St 2000 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,571 square feet BEDROOMS: 6 BATHROOMS: 8 SUITE FEATURES: 360-degree view of downtown Louisville; walking distance to Thunder Over Louisville, chow wagon, waterfront events, Bats games, and Ohio River; Lalique chandeliers; extensive Italian marble and granite throughout; hand-forged artistic lass doors and fixtures; Gaggenau, Miele, and Wolfe appliances; two subzero refrigerators; one commercial quality freezer; Woodmont cabinetry; remote-controlled blinds; gas fireplace; 2 elevators; private laundry area. BUILDING FEATURES: 4 parking spaces, 2 on the main lobby level, 2 on first floor; 24/7 concierge desk; rooftop pool; state of the art gym; access to a commercial kitchen and party room, which can accommodate 150 guests; grilling station; clubroom with ping pong table and TV; private conference room; building insurance; water; gas; 24/7 handyman for emergency issues; cleaning and upkeep of building; outside landscaping; reserve emergency building fund; laundry pick up/drop off; daily newspaper service.

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Over lunch, a brainstorming session evolved into the television show “Behind the Build,” with its third season airing next month through April 2022. Executive Producer/Director Kimberly Greenwell started KAG Media Consulting in 2009 and has produced the “My Southern Home” TV program since August 2017. Homebuilder/Designer Tracee Dore of Tracee Dore Builders was involved in a segment featuring the beginning of one of her builds in Persimmon Ridge. During that fortuitous lunch date, Kimberly and Tracee realized that Louisville could use a more encompassing show of the entire building process. “Building a house is often scary, daunting, and stressful,” says Kimberly. “But it doesn’t have to be if you have an expert guide you through the process. We pitched the show to contractors who thought it was a great idea.” Tracee had also participated in HGTV’s “Design Star” and “Home Stretch” on the DIY Network. As a woman in building and construction from age 16, she has always looked for ways to share usable information by digging into the details. “I am detail-oriented, very particular, and guide my clients every step of the way. I am passionate about educating the public.” Kimberly describes “Behind the Build” as a reality TV show that follows Tracee as she builds. “We go in-depth with why things happen, why she uses certain materials, the placement of those materials, and when things need to happen - the process of construction. The information is not over anyone’s

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head and takes away fear. Knowledge is power. The more knowledge you have, the better decisions you can make.” Tracee enjoys spotlighting subcontractors and vendors with “real conversations pertaining to projects.” Season 1 began airing in August 2020 and Season 2 aired February through April of 2021, both seasons still shooting as episodes were airing. Kimberly says shooting Season 3 in advance allowed them to show more of the houses from start to finish. “You will see more of a progression - from staking out to framing, drywall, mechanical, fixtures, cabinetry, and countertops - such a cool process!” Tracee has grown more comfortable as a television personality. “I’m a lot more relaxed with facing and talking to the camera. I just do me and do my thing.” COVID-19 was still affecting Season 3 production regarding safe shooting practices and supply chain issues. According to Kimberly, “The lagtime with materials means you need to have patience, order things a lot earlier, and trust the people helping you.” This is where Tracee’s expertise comes in handy. “Tracee personally oversees every aspect on site every day with boots

on the ground to order things on time and manage the construction schedule.” Tracee says it is more crucial now than ever to have this show for their sponsors. “To keep construction booming and keep up the hype, we had to keep going.” Originally from Michigan, she started her career relying on a Michigan lake house aesthetic with historical influences. Her style has evolved and caters more to what clients want. “I’ve been called a chameleon.” Tracee is currently interested in modern design favored by her younger clientele but understands the Louisville market’s general preference for traditional home design. She enjoys using a mix of materials, evident on “Behind the Build.” In Season 3, viewers can expect a continuation of the Summer Classic home featured initially in Season 2. Kimberly says we will see the finished home and move-in. Season 3 will also introduce two new home builds for a total of twelve episodes. “Our goal for the show is to give viewers things they can’t learn on big national home shows. We know how savvy they are with researching online. But through this show, they can see it and hear it from the locals and share in the excitement of construction.”

Starting in mid-February, catch “Behind the Build” Sundays at 10:30 am right after “My Southern Home” on WBKI TV Channel 58 (Spectrum Channel 7). In the meantime, you can binge-watch the first two seasons on the Behind the Build YouTube channel. Visit and follow @behind_the_build_tv on Instagram and @behindthebuildtv on Facebook.

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Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog is a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon color of gorgeous green-meets-gray, with just a bit of blue. It's a simple but sophisticated wash of beautiful, organic color for spaces that crave a subtle yet stunning statement shade.

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color trends Who doesn't love a refresh? The start of a new year is the perfect time to add some new flair to your home and the best way to do that is with color. Some of our favorite paint brands have released their 2022 Color of the Year and we're in love with these earthy hues. They all have something in common in that they fall within the green family, but with a soft and muted tone. These colors are beautiful for a unique "neutral" look and can add that perfect splash of color to any room in your home.

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October Mist

Make room for creativity. Evoking the silver-green stem of a flower, October Mist creates a canvas for other colors - and your imagination - to blossom.

Accent Colors

Hint of Violet

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High Park

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Venetian Portico


A relaxed and uplifting sea glass green expressing peace and tranquility for forward movement. Breezeway naturally harmonizes with shades of white, gray and natural wood tones for effortless style in any room.

Accent Colors

Nightingale Gray

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Cracked Pepper

Perfect Penny

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From Our Table to Yours... Cooking is about nourishing bodies and bringing people together around a table. But for anyone who has experienced a proper Southern spread, you know: Southern cooking about so much more than feeding one another. It’s about making the most with the least and transforming humble ingredients into something that feeds the spirit. Think about your favorite Southern dishes. Your mind is probably dredging up a hearty bowl of chicken and dumplings, a spread of beer cheese and crackers, honey-drizzled cornbread with soup beans or collard greens, bourbondrenched bread pudding, fried catfish with crunchy hushpuppies, boiling hot burgoo, steamin’ hot biscuits and a gallon of sweet tea. The thought of each dish is like a balm for the soul, soothing you with the memory of a full belly and the glow of love. But when you think about it, each dish is the end product of generations of hard work, perserverance and innovation. It’s an unbroken line of love between our ancestors and our own families. As we head into the New Year, let’s honor that connection by making dishes that are as much a part of our shared identity as bluegrass and horses. Let’s celebrate all of the unique ingredients that make up our favorite southern spreads. And let’s raise a glass (of bourbon, naturally) to the southern cooks who came before us in the kitchen!

Biscuits for Breakfast (or whenever !) 2 cups (240g) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon (11g) granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter, cold 1/4 cup (46g) vegetable shortening, cold 1 large egg 1/2 cup (113g) milk, cream, or half-and-half Mix together the dry ingredients. With two knives, a pastry blender, your fingertips, or a stand mixer, cut or rub the butter and shortening in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Whisk the egg and milk together. Add them to the dry ingredients all at once, mixing quickly and gently for about 20 seconds until you have a soft dough. Dump the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead it a couple of times to bring it together. With the help of a dough scraper, shape the dough into a 6” x 6” square, about 3/4” thick. Run a rolling pin over the top once to even it out. Wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it in the freezer for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the dough from the freezer, unwrap it, and set it on a work surface. It’ll be very stiff, but still soft enough to cut with a sharp knife, sharpened dough scraper or rolling cutter (pizza cutter). Cut the dough into nine 2” squares, and place the squares on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake the biscuits for 16 minutes, or until they’re a light, golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve hot, warm or at room temperature. Store, well-wrapped, on the counter for 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Courtesy

Sausage Gravy 1 pound bulk pork sausage 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups milk (2% or whole) Kosher salt and black pepper to taste Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage, breaking into chunks until crumbled and browned through.

Add the flour and cook until dissolved, stirring with a spatula. Stir in the milk. Cook while whisking until the gravy thickens and starts to bubble. Note: your gravy will thicken as it starts to cool. If you find that your gravy is too thick, simply return it to the heat and add a splash of milk. Season liberally with salt and black pepper.

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Oven-Baked “Fried” Green Tomatoes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 25-30 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving size: 3 slices 1 1/2 pounds green tomatoes (about 3 large green tomatoes) 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1/4 cup ground flax meal 1/4 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika salt, to taste black pepper, to taste Preheat the oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Slice the tomatoes into twelve ¼-inch to ½-inch slices. Set up two shallow bowls. Fill one bowl with the buttermilk and hot sauce. In the other bowl, combine panko, flax, Parmesan, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and mix together. Dip each tomato slice in the buttermilk mixture, allow the excess to drip off and then transfer to the Panko mixture and lightly press breadcrumbs on the tomato on both sides. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. Nutrition Information Per Serving: (3 slices) Calories: 122 Calories from fat: 38 Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 207mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Protein: 6g

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Keeneland’s Bourbon Bread Pudding BREAD PUDDING 8 cups whole milk 2 cups sugar 8 eggs, beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 12 cups Sister Shubert rolls, cut into 1 in. cubes 1 cup golden raisins 1 tablespoon cinnamon MAKER’S MARK BOURBON SAUCE 1/2 cup butter 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon

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In large bowl, whisk together the milk and sugar, add eggs, vanilla and mix well. Mix in diced bread and soak for several hours. Preheat oven to 275°, spray a 13 x 9 x 2 in. baking pan. Pour break mixture into prepared pan, garnish top with raisins and cinnamon, make sure to press in the raisins. Bake until firm in center, about 1.5 hours. For the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Sauce, allow butter to soften to room temperature. Place in mixing bowl and add the powdered sugar, whip until well blended, slowly trickle the bourbon in. Spread the thick sauce over the warm bread pudding. Keeneland |

J. Render’s Sweet Jalapeño Cornbread 1 c. butter, melted (2 sticks) 1 1/3 c. sugar 4 large eggs 2 c. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 c. yellow cornmeal 1/2 c. diced jalapeño pepper (2 large peppers) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs and whisk until combined. Add the buttermilk and baking soda and whisk to combine. Add the flour, cornmeal, peppers, and salt. Using a spatula stir until just blended. Do not over mix. Pour batter into a greased 13x9 pan. Bake for 38 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool for at least 15 minutes before trying to cut. J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar 3191 Beaumont Centre Cir. | Lexington, Ky

Quick Homemade Hot Honey 1 cup honey 2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 T apple cider vinegar

Dupree’s Poblano & Cheddar Corn Pudding 8 large eggs 2 c. + 6 T heavy cream 5 oz. + 2 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 4 c. fresh corn kernels (or 5 c. frozen corn) 1 small poblano pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced (small like a corn kernel) 4 tsp. flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 5 T sugar 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 oz. melted butter Mix 5 oz. cheese with corn and poblano peppers. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a food processor, pulse 1/4 of the corn/cheddar/ pepper mixture with 2/3 cup of the heavy cream. Then add it back to the original corn mixture. Whisk the remaining heavy cream with the cracked eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the corn mix. Whisk in the wet ingredients. Finish with melted butter. Pour the mixture into a sprayed 9x13 inch casserole dish. Bake, uncovered, on 275 degrees for approximately 1 hour, until the eggs are set and it is lightly golden on top. Cover loosely with sprayed aluminum foil if the top browns before the center is set. Top with remaining shredded sharp cheddar before serving. Enjoy! *Casserole can be baked a day ahead and reheated, covered, on 350 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes, then add the sharp cheddar topping and enjoy! Dupree Catering + Events |

Combine honey and pepper flakes in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in apple cider vinegar. Cool to room temperature and transfer to a glass jar. Great over cornbread or biscuits!

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Carson’s Bread Pudding 12 oz. raisins 4 oz. brandy 3 oz. unsalted butter 4 lbs. Sister Schubert Rolls 2 qts. + 3 c. heavy cream 3 c. liquid egg 32 oz. granulated sugar 2 1/2 T vanilla extract 1 T cinnamon Cut the rolls into 1/6 squares and place in large mixing bowl. (Let bread sit out to dry some. It will absorb more of the cream.) Pour heavy cream over bread and soak for 30 minutes. Place raisins and brandy into the skillet and flame off brandy (which means to catch the brandy on fire and remove from heat, continually stir the raisins with a rubber spatula until the flame has gone out) then add the butter and set to the side to allow butter to melt. Put liquid egg, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar into large mixing bowl and blend. Next add the raisins, butter and brandy mixture to mixing bowl and blend with rubber spatula. Once evenly blended, add to the bread mixture and fold it in gently so bread doesn’t break down. Pour mixture into buttered hotel pan. Once you have evenly spread out the mixture, take your rubber spatula and scrape out remaining liquid from the mixing bowl. You want to use this liquid to pour around the sides of the pan or any posts that need additional liquid (this gives a good edge to the pudding). Bake at 250° in oven for 1 hr. 30 min. and rotate every 30 min. Check the internal consistency of the pudding to see if it is done (insert a toothpick in several different areas; if it comes out clean, it is done. If pudding is on the toothpick, then it needs to cook a little longer.) With the pudding being internally done, you now want to turn the oven to 350° and brown the top of the pudding, about 5-10 min. When completely cooled, cut into 15 equal pieces and refrigerate.

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Carson’s Banana Bourbon Bread Pudding 1 bread pudding portion ½ T butter oil 1 half banana (into 5 slices) 2 oz. caramel sauce 1 T bourbon/banana liquor mixture Warm bread pudding portion. Place butter oil in sauté pan and allow to get hot. Place bananas in sauté pan and get a quick saute on bananas without breaking them down. Add caramel sauce to pan and allow sauce to get hot and bubbly. Deglaze the pan with the bourbon/banana liquor mixture. Place banana slices on top of bread pudding and pour sauce over the entire pudding, allowing it to pull within the dish. Top with powdered sugar, whipped cream and a sprig of mint. (Note: these recipes were slightly adapted from Carson’s Food & Drink production recipes.) 362 E Main St. | Lexington, Ky | (859) 309-3039

Chef Cole’s Pot Roast 1 Chuck Roast 2-3 pounds 2-3 large carrots 2-3 red onions 4-5 stalks of celery 4-5 Idaho potatoes 3-4 boxes of low sodium beef broth Two 14 oz. cans tomato paste Two 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes Kosher salt Black pepper Vegetable oil Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place a heavy bottomed pan or iron skillet over high flame. While skillet is getting hot, season the chuck roast liberally with salt and pepper. Add ¼ cup vegetable to skillet. When oil reaches the smoking point, add chuck roast. Brown on both sides 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until meat is evenly caramelized. Add seared chuck roast to a roasting pan. Smear both cans

of tomato paste on the roast. Add enough beef stock to slightly cover the meat and both cans of diced tomatoes. Cover and place in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. While roast is cooking peel and chop carrots into 1-inch circles and reserve. Chop celery into 2-to-3-inch pieces and reserve. Peel onions and slice into 1 inch circles and reserve. Wash potatoes and set aside to chop later. After 1 1/2 hours, pull the roast out of the oven, uncover and check the seasoning of the broth. You will want it to be slightly salty. Slice potatoes in half long ways and cut again into 1 to 2 inch half moons. Add remaining ingredients to the roasting pans. Cover pan and place back in oven for another 2 hours or until vegetables and meat are fork tender. Enjoy! Coles 735 Main | 735 E Main St. Lexington, Ky | (859) 266-9000

Hush Puppies 3/4 c. flour 3/4 c. cornmeal 1 T sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 large egg 1 c. buttermilk 4 T. butter (cold) Preheat 2 inches of oil to 365 degrees in a skillet. Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and spices. Stir in egg and buttermilk. Cube butter into small pieces, and add to mix. Drop rounded teaspoons of batter into the oil, allowing to fry until golden brown (about 2 minutes). Remove to a paper towel lined plate. (adapted from

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Tomato-Basil Smoked Chicken 1 smoked or roasted chicken cooked, hot 12 oz. gnocchi, fresh or packaged 2 oz. olive oil 1 T garlic, minced 12 heirloom cherry tomatoes 8 cloves garlic 12 oz. roasted chicken stock 3 T butter, cold 4 T basil leaves, ripped Parsley or spring herbs Carefully remove the rib, breast and back bones from the hot chicken; separate the breast quarter from the thigh/ leg quarter, cutting each quarter in half. Place each piece skin-side down in a hot oiled cast iron skillet in a 400°F oven to crisp the skin for approximately 3-4 minutes. Add the gnocchi into salted boiling water and cook until

they float. In a sauté pan, over medium-high heat, add the oil and garlic to flavor the oil. Add tomatoes to the pan and quickly toss in the garlic oil, then drain. Add the cooked gnocchi and garlic cloves, tossing to coat (all 30 seconds). Ladle the roasted chicken stock into the pan, bring to a quick boil, swirl in the whole butter; add the torn basil leaves. Neatly divide the chicken into large warm bowls, arrange the tomato- gnocchi mix around the chicken in the bowls. Pour the hot stock over and around the chicken; garnish with parsley or herb sprigs. OBC Kitchen | 3373 Tates Creek Rd. Lexington, Ky | (859) 977-2600


Thanks to all of my home buying + selling clients for a record setting 2021.

2022 I look forward to another record setting year helping my clients with their real estate goals in 2022

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bingeWORthy What to stream when you're stuck inside on the couch...

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The Morning Show

If you haven’t seen Yellowstone, you should commit this month. There are four seasons to catch up on, but you’ll definitely binge it quickly. You might think that a cattle ranch drama won’t blow your skirt up, but we promise the eye candy will have you hooked.

This Apple+ drama has a ton of star power. It dives into the fascinating – and complicated – world of morning news television. It's can't-miss TV about TV.


Ozark The fourth – and final – season of this dark Netflix drama premieres this month. Fans of crime dramas will love this show, but the characters are definitely what makes it worth sticking around for.

If you binge serial killer documentaries and true crime podcasts for fun, you might love this drama on Netflix. Sometimes funny, sometimes graphic, this series will always shock and surprise you.


Ted Lasso If you need a reason to smile, this show is it. An incredibly optimistic American football coach is tapped to lead an English soccer team. Catch it on Apple+.

Succession This high-powered family business drama on HBO has everyone talking. It’s full of lots of jaw-dropping moments and snappy dialogue to keep you guessing.

And Just Like That… Catch up with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte in this miniseries sequel to Sex and the City. The ladies are older, but worry not: the heels are just as high and the gossip is flowing. Check it out on HBO Max.

This Netflix missing plane drama was cancelled, then picked up again after a viral fan campaign to get the show the ending it deserved. The final season will come out later this spring, so catch up now. Everyone will be talking about this one.

Women of the Movement This limited series premiers on ABC January 6th and promises to be heart-wrenching and inspiring. It chronicles the tireless efforts of Mamie Till-Mobley to get justice for her son, Emmett Till during the Civil Rights movement.

The Gilded Age

Lupin This became the most-watched French show on Netflix, and for good reason. The plot follows a gentleman thief as he seeks revenge.

Dexter/Dexter: New Blood With the release of new episodes, it’s clear that many people missed out on Dexter the first time around. Catch up on both if you love to root for the bad guy or enjoy serial killer documentaries and podcasts.

From the creator of Downton Abbey, this drama set in 1880s New York City is sure to bring intrigue, snappy dialogue stunning costumes and incredible sets. The star-studded cast doesn't look so shabby, either. It premiers January 23rd on HBO Max.

The Afterparty This comedy/mystery follows Tiffany Haddish as a detective trying to solve the murder of a pop star at a high school reunion. Every character has their own perspective in what's sure to be a dishy and hilarious tale. Premiers January 28th on Apple+. | January 2022

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Many people resolve to read more at New Year's. If that's a goal of yours, we recommend building time for reading into your schedule. Turn off social media or other distractions. Don't force yourself to finish books you don't love, but try some books you think you might not love. If you do a lot of driving or working out, consider audiobooks. But most importantly? Enjoy it!

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Patch Work: A Life Amongst Clothes by Claire Wilcox As a senior curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, this author has an intimate understanding of the way clothes tell our stories.

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamín Labatut Centering on the complicated balance between genius and madness, creation and destruction, this blend of nonfiction and fiction explores mathematical and scientific discovery.

Yourself in the New Year!

Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner This memoir recalls her fierce, independent mother’s cancer diagnosis and subsequent decline in health.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Start this sexy series filled with fantasy and intrigue.

The Lincoln Highway: A Novel by Amor Towles Train hopping, car stealing, trouble and dreams lie at the heart of this novel set over the course of 10 daysi n a young man’s life in the 1950s.

Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption and Hollywood by Danny Trejo with Donal Logue This honest autobiography chronicles Danny’s life, from some of the most notorious prisons in America to the silver screen.

Just As I Am by Cicely Tyson This late actress went from being a quiet church girl to one of the most respected, prolific performers of her time. Discover her journey through her own words.

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr




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