Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our June Issue is Out!

Presenting our 2017 Most Admired Woman winners:
  • She enjoys ballroom dancing.
  • This woman thought about becoming an astronaut.
  • Why she hates clutter!
  • A woman who is always in the news.
...and many more stories about these inspiring women in our community.

Have you registered to meet these women and past Most Admired Woman winners at our Most Admired Woman reception yet? Don't miss out! Click here to register.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lunch Plus One: Quaint Dining + Shopping

By Melissa Donald

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with mixed greens, fresh mangoes, served with a creamy mango vinaigrette.

The Lunch Plus One adventure is an easy outing to enjoy with a friend or visiting relative. This Lunch Plus One will give you an appreciation for good food and nature.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Why Mitzi Wyrick Chose to Help This Organization

By Brigid Morrissey

Mitzi Wyrick assists with funding for Dreams with Wings. Photo by Patti Hartog

It is dizzying trying to decide which demographic is most in need of your donations, services, and heart. It’s human nature to choose something that has directly affected us or someone we know, something that smacks us in the face. “People with disabilities often get overlooked,” says Mitzi Wyrick, attorney at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLP.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

An Easier Way to Manage Meds

By Megan Seckman

Monitoring medications for yourself or a loved one can be an enigmatic puzzle. Take the green in the morning before coffee, the big white one with a meal, the two pinks before bed, and the brown ones as needed. It can be exhausting trying to remember the regimen and remains a sensitive beacon of independence. My mother-in-law was sincerely hurt when her son took over dispensing her meds.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Give Someone Way to Go Woman Status

Anne Shadle, co-owner of the Mayan Cafe, was one of our 2016 Way to Go Woman winners.
Photo by Melissa Donald 
Do you know a woman under 40 who is making amazing changes in her community or exemplifies self-improvement? Shine the spotlight on her by nominating her for our Way to Go Woman Award in one of five categories. The winners will be featured in the September issue of Today’s Woman. Click here to nominate her by June 30.

What the Coolest Person You’ve Never Met is Reading, Watching and Listening to

By Megan Seckman

Colene Elridge started her own consulting firm to help employees thrive in the workplace. 
Colene Elridge is probably the coolest person you've never met. After our short hour together I left feeling calm, inspired, and reinvigorated. Her contagious smile, overt positivity, and sensible philosophy on life had me wondering where I’d gone wrong — and that was just from an interview over hot tea — no coaching involved.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Give Mentors a Hand Clap

Do you have a mentor who has been instrumental in shaping your career and guiding you down the path to success?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

This weekend, All you need is love...and maybe some more Beatles' tunes, or maybe you need a little reggae music in your life or a trip to a huge vintage market for some shopping. Kentuckiana is offering lots of unique and fun events to fill those free hours you may have this weekend.

Check out some recommendations below:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

What We Love About Her {Mom} Style

By Miranda Popp

She delivers the evening news with sophistication and style via the air waves of NBC affiliate, Wave 3. What you don’t see is that this Louisville mom of 8-year-old twin boys, Colt and Cade, and wife of Kendall Cogan, has mastered delivering the perfect look when she’s off the air, as well. A look we’re calling “mom” style. Shannon Cogan says that her kids know she has these two different looks — “TV mom” and “home mom.”

Monday, May 22, 2017

What Could Your Wardrobe Learn from this Trendy Interior Designer?

By Keri Foy

Women whose jobs fall on the creative side tend to let the left brain influence their weekday style. Susan Zehnder, chief development officer at Huber Decor, chooses to display her originality while staying classy.

She doesn’t wear khaki pants or pantyhose. In fact, the office of Huber Decor has a longstanding joke about the dress code — just about anything flies except pantyhose. “I’ve single-handedly done away with the pantyhose industry,” Susan jokes.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Is Social Media a Class?

By Bella Portaro Kueber

It seems that social media is defining businesses and future careers. What led this social media guru to become an assistant professor in strategic communications at the University of Louisville?

Saturday, May 20, 2017

This Bride’s Perfect Wedding — And Why She is Glad She Didn’t Do a “First Look”

By Lindsay Evans

Photos: Shining Light Photography

Lindsay Spiegel and Drew Evans married last summer in a evening wedding on the rooftop of the Frazier Museum. Lindsay says that it was the best day of her life and “I am so thankful that it all went down exactly how I always dreamed it would.” She also suggests that all the worrying about the details is unnecessary. Read more about what she especially loved about her wedding. #EvansEverAfter2016

Friday, May 19, 2017

An Adventure in Single-Mom Travel

By Megan M. Seckman

Mandy Thompson, 40, captains the ship of her fourth grade classroom with confidence and grace. She can engage the most severe ADHD, assuage the angry with a hypnotic lesson on mindfulness, de-escalate dispute, and help the most withdrawn 9-year-old blossom like a water lily. But when it came to travel after becoming a single mother, she was perplexed. How can a single mom afford to take a vacation?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just Ask Joyce: Advice Concerning Digital Devices

By Joyce Oglesby

Q: “I’m confused about exposing my young toddler to digital devices. The moms’ group I’m in is divided on the issue, as well. Some of them have already provided smartphones for their preteens. Can you offer any advice about what I should do?”

What To Do This Weekend

Flutter with the butterflies, unite for a good cause, learn some distillery history, and celebrate your love for all things local! That's just a sampling of the fun you can have this weekend in Kentuckiana.

Check out the details in our list below:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“A home has to reflect your heart; otherwise you're living in somebody else's house.”

By Keri Foy

Does Home Goods call your name? Do you find yourself lost in the decor aisles at Target? Me, too.

The newness and the prices are so tempting. Plus the styles are on trend for interior design so they’re hard to resist — until you chat with Ania Krejci. Her convictions on interior design made me think twice about how I decorate my home.

Monday, May 15, 2017

What’s On Our Cover Woman’s Bucket List?

By Tiffany White

Soha Saiyed is a change-maker who isn’t afraid to talk about the tough topics. When the 35-year-old employment lawyer at Abney & McCarty is not in the courtroom, she is educating the community about human trafficking in Kentucky. Soha, who lives in Shelbyville, is co-chair of both the Shelby County and Nelson County Human Trafficking Task Forces.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother’s Day! A Perfect Bucket List for You and Your Kids this Summer

By Jennifer Ward-Pelar 

Something as simple as picking fresh strawberries at Best Berry Farm is worth adding to your bucket list.

My husband was deployed to the Middle East last April, and I headed home to Louisville with my 3-year-old child. We lingered five magical months. South Florida might be paradise for a vacation, but Louisville is a paradise to live. Most everything was free, traffic wasn’t clogged and it wasn’t near as crowded, no matter what event we attended. In Louisville, I felt I spent the summer in paradise, even without a beach.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Perfect Pitch-In Dish for the Summer

By Paige Rhodes

While we certainly can’t take credit for their invention, deviled eggs are a Southern tradition that go way back in our history. Classic deviled eggs are made with mayonnaise, mustard, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, and a sprinkle of paprika. The recipe below still has a mayonnaise base but with a hint of mustard powder and a bit of Old Bay seasoning to complement the main ingredient — deliciously sweet and salty crab. Lump crabmeat is always best, but a blend would work just fine. (Just promise you won’t go the imitation route for this recipe.) If you have a brunch, BBQ, or church potluck coming up, this seaside twist on deviled eggs will be a huge hit on the buffet table.

Friday, May 12, 2017

When you get married, does your husband's past debt become your debt?

By Joyce Oglesby

Q: “When you get married, does your husband’s past debt become your debt? We’ve been married for three years, and a sizable student loan suddenly appeared. This was something I knew nothing about until now, and he expects me to help pay this down with my savings. We’ve had a great relationship, but this has already brought tension. I don’t want a divorce, but now what?”

Thursday, May 11, 2017

What To Do This Weekend

Mothers receive free admission to the Louisville Zoo on Sunday.

It's time to celebrate Mom! This weekend in Kentuckiana offers many wonderful opportunities to show Moms some appreciation. From brunches to ball games, we've got you covered. 

Check out our selections below for Mother's Day and lots of other activities to bring fun to everyone's weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

It’s Chaotic Before Heather Singleton Goes

By Brittani Dick

Heather Singleton, 36, describes her mornings as “a bit chaotic” with two little ones at home.

“Once I finally coerce the 3-year-old into taking that one last bite, or putting on that one last shoe, we are off to school,” she says. When her 3-year-old and her 9-month-old are hugged, kissed, and dropped off at their respective destinations, Heather heads to one of her favorite stops of the day — Starbucks.

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Doing what I choose doesn’t mean it’s easy…”

By Megan S. Willman

In the fall of 1990, Diana Dinicola came to Louisville’s StageOne Family Theatre for a nine-month internship to complete her theater arts degree from Northwestern University. She didn’t plan to stay in Louisville and certainly never expected that today she would be a partner and business manager at Studio Kremer Architects, Inc., as well as the founding member of Flamenco Louisville. By following these seemingly disparate paths, Diana has found a way to make her dreams a reality.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's Time for You to Start a Bucket List

By Carrie Vittitoe

A middle school geography course influenced Myrna McGimsey's bucket list choices. 

Creating and maintaining a bucket list is both a sad and exhilarating endeavor. While it serves as a stark reminder that your time on Earth is limited, it is also a joyful encouragement to make and take opportunities to have fun.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Derby To You!

Illustration by Silvia Cabib

Friday, May 5, 2017

Pink is More than a Color On Oaks Day

Sidney Cobb is wearing a hat by Christine A. Moore Millinery, $730. Photos by Melissa Donald 
When you wear pink on Oaks Day, you are changing lives.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What To Do This Weekend — Derby Edition

And they're off!
This weekend the spotlight shines on Louisville! Spend your Saturday under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, sipping mint juleps, selecting your horses, dressing to the nines, and showing off a beautiful hat while you take in the Kentucky Derby, the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports." Leading up to Saturday are great activities that you won't want to miss, and below are also some Sunday events that will be ready to help you keep the fun going.

Check out all of our weekend picks below:

Last Minute Inspiration for the Track

Brook Vernon, Jamie Pylon, Jenny Kline and Tracy Geller. 

Need to see what people actually wear to the track?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Who Will Win the Boat Race?

It is tonight at the river — so head down to cheer on the Belle of Louisville.

All these Kentucky Derby Festival events are so much fun — check here for more that is happening this week.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mint Julep Granita: A Twist on the Traditional

By Paige Rhodes

Everyone expects to see Mint Juleps on your Derby Day spread, but instead of doing the same thing as last year and the year before that, try this twist on the traditional cocktail. Instead of diluting your drink with unnecessary water from the crushed or shaved ice, substitute granita for even more flavor. In this Mint Julep version, you’ll infuse the granita — an Italian semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, water, and various flavorings — with fresh mint and a splash of crème de menthe. Pour over your desired amount of bourbon to finish for an original take on the official cocktail of The Kentucky Derby.

Monday, May 1, 2017

What to Wear to WineFest

Head to the Belvedere to join Today’s Woman in sampling Kentucky and Indiana wines today or tomorrow. Buy tickets here.

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