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

Deep Waters

William Kolb and Amy Benton and the co-founders of Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc. Does the idea of taking swim lessons make your palms drip with sweat? William Kolb and Amy Benton, the co-founders of Central Adult Learn-to-Swim, Inc. are ready to calm your fears and debunk the misperceptions.  Written By Tiffany White | Photographed by Kylene White I thought swimming would be the death of me — literally.   As a child, I struggled with getting into a pool without wincing from anxiety, but my cousin Marlana couldn’t wait to take a dive. I marveled at [...]

By |July 5, 2022|Life & Style|

It’s Never Too Late To Travel

A view of Douro River Valley from Quinta do Seixo (Sandeman), Douro, Portugal. The commitments of work and family can make it challenging for us to grab a few moments of free time, but we don’t have to doom ourselves to a one-dimensional, mundane life. Our photographer, Kylene White ignored the common belief that traveling is only for the childless twentysomethings when she and her girlfriends — with a baby in tow — traveled to Portugal. By Brandi Travis | Photos by Kylene White When I was asked to go on a trip to [...]

By |May 10, 2022|Life & Style|

Against All Odds

Despite facing persistent challenges, some Latino immigrants are relocating to the United States to work on the backside in hopes of creating a better life for their families. Making the transition isn’t easy, but their perseverance is what keeps them going. Written By Sarah Kelley | Photos by Kylene White The stands at Churchill Downs are empty on this cold, crisp April morning, but the backside of the iconic racetrack is bustling. A steady stream of exercise riders atop majestic thoroughbreds enter and exit the dirt track, taking turns running horses 30 minutes at a [...]

By |May 5, 2022|Life & Style|

In the Kitchen with Damaris: Derby-Inspired Picnic

This month, Damaris serves up delicious dishes to go, so you can take the party menu along to wherever you do Derby– or the many outdoor events surrounding it. By Damaris Phillips | Photos by Kylene White When the weather cooperates, the most intoxicating day in Louisville is the first Saturday in May. The collective excitement of the entire city means that more than likely there is a way to celebrate that feels fun to you.   Maybe it’s at the track, maybe it’s at a friends’ annual Derby cookout, maybe it’s at one of the [...]

By |April 15, 2022|Life & Style|

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|
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