Note from the Publisher November 2021

Photos by Lane Levitch.


“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it: New York, New York. These vagabond shoes are longing to stray right through the very heart of it: New York, New York.”
­—Fred Ebb

New York, a unique city that is both chaotic and eloquent at the same time. On a recent visit to the big apple, I collaborated with Lane Levitch for a photoshoot in the heart of Soho. Armed with a small point and shoot film camera, we began the search for locations. As you can see from the images shown here, we had a terrific afternoon scouting around the side streets for the perfect spot. Of course, we found our way to a street made of cobblestone, with traffic moving at a snail’s pace. So naturally, I signaled to Lane to get poised with the camera because I was going to take a minute to get a few images snapped while I stood in the middle of the street. The experience reminded me somewhat of my first trip to New York a few years ago and how the energy of the city is an overflow of feeling magnetic, inspiring and daunting. Traveling during this time in the world is very different now. Masks along with proof of vaccination are required most of the time upon entering the various businesses. There is also a limit on the number of guests allowed into the smaller boutiques. Despite the changes, the chance to travel supersedes any of the minor inconveniences. After all, it’s New York, the city that truly never sleeps.

Come along with us as we give you yet another invigorating issue of our publication. Producing a monthly glossy magazine is tremendously rewarding and it truly takes every single member of our team to make it happen. Deadlines seem so far away for us as we venture into the editorial content of each new issue that waits for us on the horizon. However, it’s as though there is some kind of time warp and suddenly, our deadlines are closer than we anticipated. A favorite description of this process is this, it’s like a quiet panic that we are passionate about and seem to operate at our best when we hit this phase of production. Thank you to all of our loyal readers and advertisers that support us through each whirlwind we encounter. Without all of you, we could not do what we do so well. Deliver VOICE Louisville to your doorstep month after month.

Janice Carter Levitch Humphrey