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

The New Derby Dining Landscape

Post-Covid some restaurants have emerged – or reemerged – with interesting culinary creations and hip dining spaces. By Lennie Omalza   |   Photos By Mary Helen Nunn The past two years have been a wild (horse)ride for the restaurant industry. Every month, eateries are opening, closing, renovating, or rebranding. If you’re looking for somewhere new to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports, check out these four brand-new places that have popped up around town.  Big Bad Breakfast When James Beard Award-winning chef and New Orleans native John Currence brought his love of breakfast to [...]

By |April 5, 2022|Life & Style|

Derby After Dark

Styled by Melissa Gagliardi and Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair by Shayna Shearer for Calvin Mitchell Salon | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Our city’s 2-minute sporting event is more accurately a 24/7, week-long party that extends far beyond the gates of Churchill Downs. We took two models and a pile of pretty clotghes and millinery on a trip downtown to the history-drenched Black Jockeys Lounge on Fourth Street. Let our imaginary escapades and elevated ensembles inspire your own post-pandemic Derby celebration. Night Moves A ruched black dress looks [...]

By |April 4, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|

Kitchen Envy

The test kitchen at the Lee Initiative house combines chic design with sparkling Monogram appliances. It is a carefully curated setting for flawless meals and festive gatherings. By Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White Right about now, many Louisvilians are either finishing home renovations or wishing they’d done a few. The endless opportunities for entertainment in a post-pandemic Derby season tend to expose any inefficiencies in kitchen design or aging appliances. It’s when ice makers seem too slow, freezers too small, ovens too finicky and counter space too skimpy. And while some of us may fret [...]

By |April 2, 2022|Home & Garden, Life & Style|

Rethinking Royalty

We talk to this year’s Royal Court to find out what it means to be A Kentucky Derby Festival Princess. Written by Carrie Vittitoe | Photos by Kylene White | Styled by Melissa Gagliardi | Hair by Karen Stout and Laura Likins for Joseph's Salon and Spa | Makeup by Sloan Winters for Circe Beauty Bar Society’s idea of what a princess is and can be has changed over the years. While girls still may dream about being princesses, they often begin to wonder whether princesses are commended only for their beauty and poise and not their intelligence or activism. [...]

By |April 1, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Life & Style|

Local Comedian Holly Lynnea Gets Her Time to Shine

“I admire George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Whoopi Goldberg because of their honesty about their pain. I also appreciate the delivery styles of Robert Klein, Chris Rock and Wanda Sykes. I loved Dick Gregory for his truth,” says comedian Holly Lynnea. By Tiffany White | Photos by Lola Scott Ready for some laughs? Louisville native Holly Lynnea has plenty to give you for her upcoming performance where she will be opening for Chelsea Handler at the Louisville Palace next month. Holly, who has been on the comedy circuit for 11 years, has toured [...]

By |March 29, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style|

In the Kitchen with Damaris: Meat-Free Southern Cuisine

In a new show filmed in her Highlands home, chef Damaris Phillips and her vegetarian husband showcase the seemingly impossible: mouth-watering southern dishes made without meat. Hungry yet? By Damaris Phillips | Photos submitted We started filming my first in-the-kitchen cooking show, Southern At Heart, right here in Kentucky in 2013. Fast forward nearly a decade and I am ready to invite people back into my kitchen for a new show, Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy. Many aspects are still the same. We make comfort food. There is still a bit of improv singing as [...]

By |March 25, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style|
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