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

Seeing Green

The Green Building, located in the East Market District, was built using eco-friendly materials and operates off of renewable energy systems. Louisville’s path toward developing a sustainable community has been rocky, but advocates are boldly stepping forward to make powerful changes that will stick. By Mary Chellis Nelson | Photos by Sarah Lyon Sustainability is boasted just about everywhere these days. Fashion brands tout their use of recycled fabrics and worker-friendly manufacturing practices. Grocery chains outline their efforts. Following the 2021 COP26 United Nations climate summit, corporations have flocked to hire sustainability experts. [...]

By |March 11, 2022|Life & Style|

A New Leaf

The University of Louisville Volleyball Team in Eco-Friendly Fashion Styled and written by Christine Fellingham | Photos by Kylene White | Hair and makeup by Jill Higginbotham and Mariah Sanchez for J Michael’s Spa & Salon Green thinking is redefining how we dress. From sustainable fabrics to recycled materials and thrift-store chic, there’s a shift away from overconsumption towards ecologically-aware wardrobe building. Eager to support this new fashion philosophy, we shopped local for eco-chic looks, then headed to our own rain forest at The Louisville Zoo for a nature-inspired fashion shoot. And, because their generation [...]

Backstage Pass — Top Shows You Don’t Want to Miss in February!

By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider Gospel at the Symphony The Gospel at the Symphony program opens with Duke Ellington's New World A-Comin, a work for piano and orchestra featuring Louisville’s own Harry Pickens (pictured), which mixes jazz, gospel, blues and West Indian dance with traditional symphonic music. As Ellington said about the piece in his biography: “I visualized this new world as a place in the distant future, where there would be no war, no greed, no categorization, no non-believers, where love was unconditional, and no pronoun was good enough for God.” The program is rounded [...]

By |February 10, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style|

Shades of Love

  CHECK OUT THE VIDEO: Take a behind the scenes peek at our couples photo shoot and hear their advice on lasting love! 6 Interracial Couples on Race, Relationships and Reality Styled and written by Christine Fellingham  |  Photos by Kylene White  |  Hair & Makeup by Autumn Sharp There is a saying that “Love is blind.” The couples in this story prove that it’s anything but. As their interviews reveal, falling in love and staying in love with someone of a different race is less about not seeing the color of their skin and [...]

By |February 4, 2022|Community & Sisterhood, Digital Exclusives, Life & Style|

Dinner for 2

Four charming places you and your love can go for great food and an unforgettable night. By Lennie Omalza  |  Photos by Kylene White and Heather Florance Whether you’re looking for a first-date spot or a place to celebrate a milestone anniversary, we’ve got you covered. Louisville has a plethora of restaurants to choose from, and here are a few of our faves. Amazing ambiance, exquisite entrees, decadent desserts, and chic cocktails will help ignite a new spark or keep your current romantic vibes flowing. Top off your meal with the Black Manhattan cocktail at [...]

By |February 4, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style|

Backstage Pass — Top Shows Not to Miss in January!

  By Gioia Patton/Arts Insider   The Red Velvet Cake Wars Written by the team that brought Derby Dinner Playhouse audiences The Dixie Swim Club and Dearly Beloved, this Southern-fried comedy features the three Verdeen cousins: Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette. After having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Not much better are Peaches, the number one mortuary cosmetologist in the tri-county area, and Jimmie Wyvette, who's desperately trying to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower. When [...]

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