Letter from the Editor December 2021

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson. Makeup by Becca Schell.

Welcome to the Besties issue! Thank you to those of you who took the time to vote and let your voice be heard. I present to you VOICE Louisville’s 2021 Bestie Award winners!

In these listings, you’ll find everything from Best Locally Made Product (to add to your Holiday shopping list) and Best Curbside Service (to pick up dinner from on your way home) to Best Performing Arts Group Whose Return to the Stage You’re Most Anticipating (to get tickets for you and that special someone).

Of course, let’s not forget the most prestigious category of them all, Best Dressed. I’m thrilled to announce that Jeff Hunter won Best Dressed Man for the second year in a row, and the fabulous Claudia Coffey won Best Dressed Woman. Bravo, you two! 

Our Health & Beauty Chat column highlights multiple Bestie Award winner TRIM NuLu, and they can help you look your BEST for all your upcoming get-togethers. The Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center section features an inspiring story about double-lung transplant survivor and walking miracle Kirk Menefee. In his Daily Libations column, Joe Daily jumps down the rabbit hole with the wonderful Founder and Whiskey Maker of Rabbit Hole Distillery, Kaveh Zamanian.

I want to introduce you to the newest member of our VOICE family, Staff Writer Sarah Carter Levitch. For our Homes feature, Sarah spoke with one of the many creative minds behind the Southern Living Idea House, whose tranquil tones and textiles are guaranteed to spark decorating inspiration

Once you’ve got that motivation brewing, check out the Bestie Award winner Whitehouse Painting in our Home Trends column for professional tips on adding a fresh coat of paint to your favorite room (or for BEST and more manageable results, hire them!)

Still searching for a memorable last-minute gift? Our monthly Passport column will get you ready for takeoff as you read about the one-of-a-kind experiences that Crew Aviation can offer that special someone on your holiday list.

For those who prefer your adventures a little more grounded, read about Speed Art Museum’s “Adopt an Artwork” program, where you can support a piece of history through its restoration process, helping future generations enjoy classic pieces.

Throughout the past year of obstacles and uncertainty, one thing has remained constant – YOU! This next year will be one for the books, so join us as we raise a toast (and a little hell) in 2022.

Alex Hepfinger
Editor in Chief