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

It Takes a Village

After raising their own families, many grandparents are stepping up to raise their grandchildren when their children are no longer able. We take a look at this important social issue. Written by Diane R. Paylor and Yelena Sapin Raising children is a journey filled with many firsts: the first smile, the first words, the first steps. The first birthday, however, is a milestone. “We are so excited to celebrate our little princess turning one,” read the evite sent by Today’s Woman Publisher Tawana Bain, for the first birthday party of her granddaughter Alyjia. Tawana arrives [...]

By |November 9, 2022|Life & Style|

The Art of Throwing a Party

Entertaining entrepreneurs, Shannon Fehr, Clair Belknap and Robyn Thomas. These entertaining experts have a reputation for designing and hosting fabulous, fun events. During the time of year when you need it most, they share some trade secrets that will help make your next gathering a blast. Written by Christine Fellingham | Photographed on location at Land O' Goshen Farm Event Center by Kylene White When it comes to hosting a memorable party, these three friends and entertaining entrepreneurs have it all figured out. The first thing they advise any hostess to do is to [...]

By |November 3, 2022|Life & Style|

The Age-Defying Fashion Secrets of Stylish Women

There are those who believe that there are unspoken age limits on fashion. That edgy, sexy or avant-garde looks are best left to anyone under 40, while those heading into midlife and beyond should be settling into a stylistic safety zone. The five women photographed here reject that notion and demonstrate the rejuvenating power of dressing by your own rules. Styled & Written by Christine Fellingham | Photographed on location at Louisville Thoroughbred Society by Kylene White You don’t have to be 22 years old or a professed fashionista to know how to turn heads [...]

By |November 1, 2022|Life & Style|

Backstage Pass: Destiny’s Child

Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo: Destiny’s Child Written by Gioia Patton/Arts Insider | Photo by Gioia Patton While many wannabe actors spend years waiting tables, working as temp employees, nannying etc. before landing their first real acting role, it didn’t take actress Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo, a 2019 alumna of the University of Louisville, very long to land a much-coveted position as a member of Actors Theater of Louisville’s 2020-2021 Acting Apprenticeship. Though the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak, BeeBee basically hit the ground running when it came to launching her career. Some might consider luck [...]

By |October 13, 2022|Backstage Pass, Life & Style|

Allyship in the Workplace

When we leverage privilege at work to uplift those with less power, the payoff is increased productivity and a happier work culture. Written by Lisa Weseman | Illustrations by Branden Barker We devote a third of our life to work — often spending more time with our co-workers than we do our own families. With so much time invested in these relationships, it’s only natural that our colleagues often begin to feel like a family. But how do the family dynamics work in a business setting — particularly when the work “family” represents a diversity of [...]

By |October 7, 2022|Life & Style|

Reviving Russell

A ramshackle 16-room Victorian mansion is a bold investment that Kaila Washington and her partner Gaberiel Jones Jr. made in their future — and the future they envision for this historic West End neighborhood. Written by Javacia Harris Bowser | Photographed by Kylene White For five years Kaila Washington and her partner Gaberiel Jones Jr., dreamed of owning a home in the Russell neighborhood of West Louisville. They put offers on several houses only to be outdone by investors seeking to purchase old homes in the area and flip them into rental properties. “It felt [...]

By |October 1, 2022|Life & Style|
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