Life & Style2022-09-07T14:27:49-04:00

From The Salon to the Track | Celebrating Women’s Legacy in Kentucky’s Beauty Industry

  Written By: Di Tran The Prominence of Nail Salons in Kentucky The prominence of nail salons in Kentucky, predominantly owned by the Vietnamese and other Asian communities, is a reflection of a larger national trend. This trend began in the 1970s when actress Tippi Hedren introduced the art of manicures to a group of Vietnamese women in a refugee camp in California. This act of kindness sparked a passion for nail care among Vietnamese immigrants, leading to the establishment of nail salons across the United States. In Kentucky, these salons are not merely businesses [...]

How She Derby’s

PENNY CHENERY Paving the Way for Women in Horse Racing and Beyond It was May 5, 1973, a perfect Saturday—partly cloudy, 67 degrees.  A woman gazes onto a fast track. Her focus narrowed on a gorgeous chestnut trotting to the gate. Emotions are high as she watches the thirteen-horse field being loaded into the gate one by one. The 99th running of the Kentucky Derby was about to begin, and Penny Chenery was hungry for her second Kentucky Derby win with Secretariat. The gates open, the horses charge, and history is being made once again [...]

Begin Again Soulstice Retreat

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in the land of cork trees, storks, olives and oranges, otherwise known to us all as Portugal, Gret Batchelar, a yogic fairy godmother issued an enchanting invitation to yogis from far and wide to join with her to Begin Again.She was taking her Soulstice Yoga Studio on Tour and magic-ing up a yoga retreat, run by she and her Conscious Working fairies. Seduced by this intriguing proposition to a January re-set, quite a random yaggle of yogis( as I am unaware of the collective noun for a [...]

GRAMMY® Award Winning Louisville Orchestra

In a resounding crescendo of triumph, the Louisville Orchestra has made history by clinching its first-ever Grammy Award. Under the baton of Music Director Teddy Abrams, the orchestra secured the prestigious accolade for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” at the 2024 GRAMMYs, marking a monumental milestone in its illustrious journey. The winning masterpiece? The groundbreaking collaboration with world-renowned pianist Yuja Wang on her album “The American Project.” Crafted with visionary brilliance and artistic ingenuity, “The American Project” stands as a testament to the Louisville Orchestra’s unwavering commitment to musical innovation and excellence. This ambitious album, released [...]

By |February 29, 2024|Career, Community, Digital Exclusives, Entertainment, Events, Events, Life & Style|

Honoring Candacy Taylor’s Legacy: The Overground Railroad

In the annals of American history, there exist stories of resilience, ingenuity, and unwavering determination that deserve to be celebrated and remembered. Among these narratives, the revitalization of the Green Book by Candacy Taylor stands as a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of one woman's dedication to preserving a vital piece of African American history. As we commemorate Black History Month, it is only fitting to pay tribute to Taylor's monumental work through her groundbreaking book, "The Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America." Taylor's journey [...]

By |February 29, 2024|Career, Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

Own your Power: Invest in Your Personal Brand for Exponential Possibilities

Ashley Brauer, MBA is the founder and chief strategist at Max Strategic Communications Imagine this: You walk into a room and people know who you are. Your bosses and/or clients understand your skills, accomplishments and capabilities. People want to know you and work with you. You attract new opportunities and advancement personally and professionally. It’s no fantasy land. It’s the effects of crafting a distinct and authentic personal brand. Often, when we hear the word, “branding,” our minds go to products or companies. We think about colors, overall look and style, tone of voice and [...]

By |January 26, 2024|Career, Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|
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