Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace Has It All

Bourbon Barrel Foods offers a one-stop-shop for all of your locally sourced culinary needs

 

By Elizabeth Scinta
Photos provided by Bourbon Barrel Foods

 

Bourbon Barrel Foods Founder and Owner Matt Jamie started with one idea: to have a soy sauce microbrewery. His idea came to fruition in the form of their Bluegrass Soy Sauce that is the only soy sauce in the world fermented and aged in bourbon barrels, according to their website. This one idea blossomed into a retail store filled with numerous products that all originate from bourbon barrels.

“I’m a dreamer, so I always wanted it to be bigger than one product. But I didn’t envision having everything that I do now, not right away,” explained Jamie. “So I started Bourbon Barrel Foods to pay for the soy sauce idea. I was like ‘I’ve got to figure out how to pay for this somehow,’ so I started doing bourbon smoked spices and barrel-aged sauces and it turned out to be a good idea.”

The idea expanded even more in November 2019 when Jamie opened the Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace attached to the Bourbon Barrel Foods Retail Store. The Marketplace is home to his full line of products, including items that aren’t sold anywhere else. There is also a case of premade Grab-and-Go Gourmet foods that customers can purchase. Marketplace items can also be bought online here as well.

“I’m not sure everyone is aware of all of the products we produce. If you come to our store, we have over 75 products, close to 150 items, that we sell within the store. The evolution of the brand has been from a gourmet foods company to a bourbon country lifestyle brand,” said Jamie.

Since March, many restaurants and retailers have had to adapt how they normally do business. Bourbon Barrel Foods is no exception, and they’ve implemented two new systems for customers to still be able to shop safely. The first is curbside pickup. Curbside pickup doesn’t mean only premade foods but encompasses all of the products Bourbon Barrel Foods and Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace sell. Curbside is perfect for your everyday needs, such as bread and eggs, a delicious ready-to-eat lunch or ingredients for a meal you have yet to make. Check out all of their products available for curbside pickup here.

The second new item Bourbon Barrel Foods has added to their repertoire is private shopping parties. “So let’s say they want to put together a group of ten people, we’ve maxed it out at about ten just because of the size of the store. There’s no purchase minimum, no rental fee, but their group has the store to themselves, and it’s fully staffed. We run drink specials, so if they wanted to have a drink while they shopped, if they wanted coffee, if they wanted something to eat, it’s a private event for them. We’re doing it for 90 minutes,” Jamie explained. This is a way for customers to be able to shop safely and still get the full Bourbon Barrel Foods experience. Call the store at 502.333.6103 to reserve a time for a private shopping party.

When I asked Jamie if he had any final thoughts, he concluded with: “We used to rely on tourism. 80% of our business, if not more, was tourism. Now, we need to rely on the neighborhood to support us and get the word out there. I want them to know we have all sorts of things to offer. You know if they run out of eggs, if they want blue dog bread, if they need cheese, if they need things for an impromptu get together, we have all of those things.” So head to Bourbon Barrel Foods and Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace to try out their curbside delivery or in-person shopping for lunch, groceries, gourmet to-go and the full line of products that Bourbon Barrel Foods offers. 

Bourbon Barrel Foods Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace
2710 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
502.333.6103 ext. 4
info@bourbonbarrelfoods.com
bourbonbarrelfoods.com

 

And the Winner Is…

The Voice of Louisville’s 2020 Bestie Awards

For the second year in a row, The Voice of Louisville is pleased to share the winners of the Bestie Awards, chosen by you, encompassing all of Louisville’s favorites. Voting for the Besties opened on our website in September and with the assistance of a third-party company, we tallied the thousands of responses to give you the best of what Louisville has to offer.

If you took the time to vote, you may notice several categories from the original ballot do not appear on these pages. These sections were omitted due to a lack of votes. Some categories do or don’t have runners up for this same reason.

Longtime Voice readers may recall voting for Best Dressed in an annual competition hosted by the magazine in the early 2000s, so we couldn’t resist including that category in the lineup. See page 87 to get a closer look at winners Raquel Koff and Jeff Hunter.

Each of these winners was selected by you – the readers who took the time to vote for the best businesses, organizations and people in our community. Thank you for being part of the 2020 Bestie Awards, and congratulations to all of the winners!


Aesthetics

Best Nail Salon

Nail Box
4145 Shelbyville Road
502.893.0909
nailboxlouisville.com

First Runner Up
CND Nails
1901 Rudy Lane
502.894.4445
cnd-nails.edan.io

Second Runner Up
Majestic Nails & Spa
4600 Shelbyville Road #234
502.690.4776
majesticnailsandspa.business.site

Best Hair Salon

J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

First Runner Up
Lyndia R Willis Salon LLC
2850 Frankfort Avenue
502.893.4441
lyndiawillissalon.com

Second Runner Up
Joseph’s Salon and Spa
3938 Dutchmans Lane
502.897.5369
josephssalon.com

Best Barbershop

Beards and Beers
514 S 5th Street
502.996.7999
beardsandbeers.com

First Runner Up
Handsome Fellows
Middletown: 12005 Shelbyville Road, 502.409.3132
St. Matthews: 3500 Frankfort Ave., 502.509.8426
handsomefellowsbarbershop.com

Second Runner Up
Derby City Chop Shop
Highlands: 1233 Bardstown Road, 502.632.2467
Germantown: 1100 E. Burnett Ave., 502.916.4064
derbycitychopshop.com

Best Spa

Z Salon & Spa
9407 Shelbyville Road
502.426.2226
zsalon.com

First Runner Up
J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

Second Runner Up
Joseph’s Salon and Spa
3938 Dutchmans Lane
502.897.5369
josephssalon.com

Best Makeup Artist

Mikhail Schulz, J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

First Runner Up
Sloane Winters, Circe
3642 Brownsboro Road #101
502.894.0095
shopatcirce.com

Second Runner Up
Kelsey’s Makeup Artistry
502.641.2066
kelseyfellmua.com

Best Highlights

Kelsey Hack, J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

First Runner Up
Lyndia Willis, Lyndia R Willis Salon LLC
2850 Frankfort Avenue
502.893.4441
lyndiawillissalon.com

Second Runner Up
Samantha Giovenco, Salon LEVEL
4101 Taylorsville Road, Suite 129
502.252.1253
linktr.ee/salonlevellou

Best Haircut

Mike Willis, Lyndia R Willis Salon LLC
2850 Frankfort Avenue
502.893.4441
lyndiawillissalon.com

First Runner Up
Christy Sowder, NOVA Salon
Clifton: 2346 Frankfort Ave., 502.895.1956
St. Matthews: 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.883.0786
novasalon.com

Second Runner Up
Amber Switzer, Atomic House of Hair
1201 Goss Avenue Suite 2
502.489.4098
atomichouseofhair.com

Best Blowout

Suzanne Crum and Julie Guenot at Drybar Louisville.

Giselle Gomez, Drybar Louisville
4904 Shelbyville Road
502.871.3524
thedrybar.com

First Runner Up
Kelsey Hack, J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

Second Runner Up
Antonio Fewer, J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road #1
502.742.8790
jmichaelsspaandsalon.com

Best Eyelash Extensions

Jana Bramblett, The Lash Lounge
3934 Chenoweth Square
502.353.1414
thelashloungestmatthews.com

First Runner Up
Ashley Andriakos, Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

Jana Flowers, Clique Boutique.

Second Runner Up
Jana Flowers, Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

Best Eyebrows

 

Permanent Makeup by Hotaru.

Permanent Makeup by Hotaru
3900 Shelbyville Road, Suite 6
502.235.1648
aoicosmetics.com

First Runner Up
Jana Flowers, Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Dear Kanthawong-Stiebling, Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

Best Spray Tan

Ashley Andriakos, Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

First Runner Up
Tina Hawley, Summer365 LLC
502.321.4687
Facebook – Summer365, LLC

Second Runner Up
The Glow Mother
Mobile service only
646.504.2094
theglowmother.square.site

Best Facial

Clique Boutique
Clifton: 2838 Frankfort Ave.
NuLu: 709 E Market St.
Holiday Manor: 2214 Holiday Manor Center
502.895.3993
cliquelouisville.com

First Runner Up
CaloSpa
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.814.3000
calospa.com

Second Runner Up
Physician’s Center for Beauty
224 Chenoweth Lane
502.897.7546
physicianscenterforbeauty.com

Best Massage

CaloSpa
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.814.3000
calospa.com

First Runner Up
Massage Envy
St. Matthews: 4600 Shelbyville Road #208, 502.895.2007
J-Town: 2048 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, 502.992.0701
Clarksville, IN: 1025 Veterans Pkwy, 812.725.1387
massageenvy.com

Second Runner Up
Elements Massage, Westport Village
1301 Herr Lane
502.412.9383
elementsmassage.com/louisville-east

Best Nose Job

Dr. T. Gerald O’Daniel
132 Chenoweth Lane
502.584.1109
drodaniel.com

First Runner Up
Dr. Sean Maguire, Physician’s Center for Beauty
224 Chenoweth Lane
502.897.7546
physicianscenterforbeauty.com

Second Runner Up
Dr. Chet Mays, CaloAesthetics Plastic Surgery Center
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.899.9979
caloaesthetics.com

Best Breast Augmentation

 

Dr. Bradley Calobrace.

Dr. Bradley Calobrace, CaloAesthetics
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.899.9979
caloaesthetics.com

First Runner Up
Dr. Mizuguchi, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery
7501 New LaGrange Road
502.200.0600
nanamd.com

Second Runner Up
Dr. Digenis, Digenis Plastic Surgery
315 E Broadway
502.589.5544
digenis.com

Best Liposuction

 

Dr. T Gerald O’Daniel.

Dr. T. Gerald O’Daniel
132 Chenoweth Lane
502.584.1109
drodaniel.com

First Runner Up
Dr. Mizuguchi, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery
7501 New LaGrange Road
502.200.0600
nanamd.com

Second Runner Up
Dr. Bradley Calobrace, CaloAesthetics
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.899.9979
caloaesthetics.com

Best Botox/Dysport

Audrey May, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery
7501 New LaGrange Road
502.200.0600
nanamd.com

First Runner Up
Dawn Recktenwald, CaloSpa
2341 Lime Kiln Lane
502.814.3000
calospa.com

Second Runner Up
Dr. Sean Maguire, Physician’s Center for Beauty
224 Chenoweth Lane
502.897.7546
physicianscenterforbeauty.com


Arts & Entertainment

Best Art Gallery

Kula Gallery
536 S 4th Street
502.265.6252
ilovekula.com

First Runner Up
Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center
1860 Mellwood Avenue
502.895.3650
mellwoodartcenter.com

Second Runner Up
B. Deemer Gallery
2650 Frankfort Avenue
502.896.6687
bdeemer.com

Best Museum

 

Speed Art Museum.

The Speed Art Museum
2035 S 3rd Street
502.634.2700
speedmuseum.org

First Runner Up
Kentucky Science Center
727 W Main Street
502.561.6100
kysciencecenter.org

Second Runner Up
The Frazier History Museum
829 W Main Street
502.753.5663
fraziermuseum.org

Best Photographer

 

Jerusha Pfannenschmidt.

Jerusha Pfannenschmidt, Pfanntastic Photography
311 Kinnaird Lane
502.224.7111
pfanntasticphoto.com

First Runner Up
Dan Dry
1908 Bainbridge Row Drive
502.552.1647
dandry.com

Second Runner Up
Chris Witzke
502.295.4928
christwitzke.com

Best Local Fashion Designer

 

Amanda Dougherty.

Amanda Dougherty, The New Blak
841 E Washington St.
502.475.7967
thenewblak.com

First Runner Up
Gunnar Deatherage
1155 S 2nd Street
gunnardeatherage.com

Second Runner Up
Andre Wilson
4965 US-42, Ste 1000
502.432.8254
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Best Locally-hosted Virtual Online Experience for Kids

Heartland Music Together
8127 LaGrange Road #22376
502.491.3131
heartlandmusictogether.com

First Runner Up
The Frazier History Museum’s Coronavirus Capsule
829 W Main Street
502.753.5663
fraziermuseum.org/coronaviruscapsule

Second Runner Up
Louisville Public Library Virtual Storytime
Main Location: 301 York Street
502.574.1611
lfpl.org

Best Online Fundraiser

 

Give for Good Louisville, Community Foundation of Louisville.

Give for Good Louisville, Community Foundation of Louisville
325 W Main St., Suite 1110
502.585.4649
cflouisville.org

First Runner Up
St. Joseph’s Picnic Live Karaoke
2823 Frankfort Avenue
502.893.0241
sjkids.org

Best Performing Arts Group

Whose Return to the Stage You’re Most Anticipating

The Louisville Ballet.

Louisville Ballet
315 E Main Street
502.502.583.3150
louisvilleballet.org

First Runner Up
Louisville Orchestra
620 W Main Street #600
502.587.8681
louisvilleorchestra.org

Second Runner Up
Broadway Across America
620 W Main Street #100
502.561.1003
broadwayacrossamerica.com

Best Performing Arts Venue

Whose Reopening You’re Most Anticipating

The Kentucky Center
501 West Main Street
502.584.7777
kentuckyperformingarts.org

Actors Theatre of Louisville.

First Runner Up
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W Main Street
502.584.1205
actorstheatre.org

Second Runner Up
Louisville Palace Theatre
625 S 4th Street
502.583.4555
louisvillepalace.com


Best Dressed

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

 

For many years, The Voice of Louisville hosted an iconic fashion event and competition centered around Louisville’s best dressed couples and individuals. While the event no longer takes place, we once again couldn’t resist including Best Dressed as a category in The Voice of Louisville’s 2020 Bestie Awards. The readers have spoken and selected Raquel Koff, President and Owner of Rodeo Drive as Best Dressed Woman and Jeff Hunter, formerly with Rodes For Him For Her and now with Glasscock/Glasscock Too, as Best Dressed Man. Both winners, while fabulously dressed at all times, have both been in the local fashion business for a long time, so it’s no wonder their show-stopping looks caught the attention of our readers! Congratulations to Raquel and Jeff!

I am honored to be selected as the Best Dressed Woman for The Voice of Louisville’s 2020 Bestie Awards. To me, fashion and style have always been intertwined and a part of who I am. Clothes have the ability to make you feel beautiful, confident and powerful. Fashion is the best way to express who you are without saying a word.

– Raquel Koff

Raised in the South, I was taught the importance of dressing for any occasion. Whether at a formal event or the grocery store, I see any outfit as an opportunity for self-expression. My style is inspired by influential women, such as Jackie Onassis and Audrey Hepburn. My look is a male version of their classic styles with an edgy twist. In crafting a style, my advice is to dress to your personality. Whatever look inspires you, it’s important to feel comfortable and present the best version of yourself.

– Jeff Hunter


Communities

Best Nonprofit Organization

Lynnie Meyer, Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation
234 E Gray Street Suite 450
502.629.8060
nortonchildrens.com

First Runner Up
Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana
2440 Grinstead Drive
502.583.0075
gck.org

Second Runner Up
Kentucky Humane Society
1000 Lyndon Lane, Suite B
502.366.3355
kyhumane.org

Best Summer Camp for Kids

Camp Hi-Ho.

Camp Hi-Ho
5915 Aiken Road
502.220.4415
camphiho.com

First Runner Up
Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane
502.459.0660
jewishlouisville.org

Second Runner Up
YMCA of Greater Louisville Summer Camps
Locations throughout Greater Louisville
502.587.9622
ymcalouisville.org

Best Private High School

Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
502.423.0440
kcd.org

First Runner Up
St. Xavier Catholic High School
1609 Poplar Level Road
502.637.4712
saintx.com

Second Runner Up
Sacred Heart Academy
3175 Lexington Road
502.897.6097
sha.shslou.org

Best Private Middle School

Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
502.423.0440
kcd.org

First Runner Up
Walden School
4238 Westport Road
502.893.0433
walden-school.org

Second Runner Up
Louisville Collegiate School
2427 Glenmary Avenue
502.479.0340
louisvillecollegiate.org

Best Private Lower School

Saint Mary Academy
11311 St Mary Lane
502.315.2555
saintmaryacademy.com

First Runner Up
Walden School
4238 Westport Road
502.893.0433
walden-school.org

Kentucky Country Day School.

Second Runner Up
Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road
502.423.0440
kcd.org

Best Preschool

Temple Trager ECEC
5101 US-42
502.423.1444
thetemplepreschool.org

First Runner Up
Sacred Heart Preschool
3111 Lexington Road
502.896.3941
shp.shslou.org

Second Runner Up
Christ Church School
4614 Brownsboro Road
502.897.3657
ccum.net/christ-church-school

Best Senior Living Facility

The Forum at Brookside
200 Brookside Drive
502.245.3048
theforumatbrookside.com

First Runner Up
Masonic Homes Kentucky
3701 Frankfort Avenue
502.259.9627
masonichomesky.com

Second Runner Up
Episcopal Church Home
7504 Westport Rd
502.736.7800
echky.org

Best Hotel

Omni Louisville Hotel
400 S 2nd Street
502.313.6664
omnihotels.com

First Runner Up
The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
888.888.5252
brownhotel.com

Second Runner Up
The Seelbach Hilton Louisville
500 S 4th Street
502.585.3200
seelbachhilton.com

Best Boutique Hotel

21c Museum Hotel Louisville.

21c Museum Hotel Louisville
700 W Main Street
502.217.6300
21cmuseumhotels.com

First Runner Up
Hotel Distil
101 W Main Street
502.785.0185
hoteldistil.com

Second Runner Up
Moxy Louisville Downtown
100 West Washington Street
502.8974.4331
marriott.com/sdfox

Best Place to Pick Up Your Copy of The Voice

Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com


Dining

Best Takeout

Simply Thai
St. Matthews: 323 Wallace Avenue, 502.899.9670
Middletown: 12003 Shelbyville Road, 502.690.8344
simplythaiky.com

Bourbon Barrel Foods Eat Your Bourbon Marketplace.

First Runner Up
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Butchertown: 1201 Story Avenue Ste 175, 502.333.6103
Clifton: 2710 Frankfort Avenue, 502.618.0939
bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Second Runner Up
El Taco Luchador
Highlands: 938 Baxter Avenue, 502.583.0440
St. Matthews: 112 Meridian Avenue, 502.709.5154
J-Town: 9204 Taylorsville Road, 502.708.1675
Colonial Gardens: 5205 New cut Road, 502.384.8457
el-taco-luchador.com

Best Restaurant Deck/Patio

Captain’s Quarters
5700 Captains Quarters Road
502.228.1651
cqriverside.com

First Runner Up
Mesh Louisville
3608 Brownsboro Road
502.632.4421
meshrestaurants.com

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar.

Second Runner Up
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar
3015 River Road
502.897.5000
riverhouselouisville.com

Best Brunch

Le Moo
2300 Lexington Road
502.458.8888
lemoorestaurant.com

First Runner Up
Wild Eggs
St. Matthews: 3985 Dutchmans Lane, 502.893.8005
Westport Village: 1311 Herr Lane, 502.618.2866
Landis Lakes: 153 English Station Road, 502.618.3449
Downtown: 121 S Floyd Street, 502.690.5925
wildeggs.com

Second Runner Up
Biscuit Belly
NuLu: 900 E Main Street, 502.409.5729
St. Matthews: 3723 Lexington Road, 502.690.2945
Colonial Gardens: 5207 New Cut Road, 502.384.4545
biscuit-belly.com

Best Lunch Spot

Cheddar Box Too
109 Chenoweth Lane
502.896.1133
cheddarboxtoo.com

First Runner Up
Lou Lou Food and Drink
108 Sears Avenue
502.893.7776
louloufoodanddrink.com

Second Runner Up
Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe
2868 Frankfort Avenue
502.899.9800
bluedogbakeryandcafe.com

Best Date Spot

Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.4446
volare-restaurant.com

First Runner Up
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
325 W Main Street
502.584.0102
jeffruby.com

Second Runner Up
Jack Fry’s
1007 Bardstown Road
502.452.9244
jackfrys.com

Best Dinner Spot

Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.4446
volare-restaurant.com

First Runner Up
Jack Fry’s
1007 Bardstown Road
502.452.9244
jackfrys.com

Second Runner Up
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
325 W Main Street
502.584.0102
jeffruby.com

Best Wine List

LouVino Restaurant & Wine Bar
Highlands: 1606 Bardstown Road, 502.365.1921
Douglass Hills: 11400 Main Street, 502.742.1426
louvino.com

First Runner Up
Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.4446
volare-restaurant.com

Second Runner Up
Nouvelle Bar & Bottle
214 Clay Street B
502.631.9428
nouvellewine.com

Best Cocktails

Bourbon Barrel Foods
Butchertown: 1201 Story Avenue Ste 175, 502.333.6103
Clifton: 2710 Frankfort Avenue, 502.618.0939
bourbonbarrelfoods.com

First Runner Up
Black Rabbit
120 Sears Avenue
502.897.9721
equusrestaurant.com

Second Runner Up
Hell or High Water
112 W Washington Street
502.587.3057
hellorhighwaterbar.com

Best Speakeasy

Black Rabbit
120 Sears Avenue
502.897.9721
equusrestaurant.com

First Runner Up
Hell or High Water
112 W Washington Street
502.587.3057
hellorhighwaterbar.com

Second Runner Up
Pin + Proof
400 S 2nd Street
502.313.6664
omnihotels.com

Best Bakery

Plehn’s Bakery
3940 Shelbyville Road
502.896.4438
plehns.com

First Runner Up
Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli
9426 Shelbyville Road
502.426.7736
heitzmanbakery.com

Second Runner Up
Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe
2868 Frankfort Avenue
502.899.9800
bluedogbakeryandcafe.com

Best Coffeeshop

Heine Brothers
18 Locations
heinebroscoffee.com

First Runner Up
Please & Thank You
MARK: 800 E Market Street
FRANK: 2341 Frankfort Avenue
RIVER: 9561 US-42
DUNCAN: 231 N 17th Street (the bakery)
pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Highland Coffee Company
1140 Bardstown Road
502.451.4545
Facebook – Highland Coffee Company

Best Chef

Josh Moore.

Josh Moore, Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.4446
volare-restaurant.com

Anoosh Shariat.

First Runner Up
Anoosh Shariat
4864 Brownsboro Road
502.690.6585
anooshbistro.com

Bobby Benjamin.

Second Runner Up
Bobby Benjamin, Butchertown Grocery & Bakery
Butchertown Grocery: 1076 E Washington Street
Bakery: 743 E Main Street
502.742.8315

Best Asian Restaurant

August Moon
2269 Lexington Road
502.456.6569
augustmoonbistrolouisville.com

First Runner Up
The Joy Luck
Highlands: 1285 Bardstown Road, 502.238.3070
East End: 9850 Von Allmen Ct #101, 502.618.1601
thejoyluck.com

Second Runner Up
Tea Station Asian Bistro
9422 Norton Commons Blvd
502.423.1202
teastationbistro.com

Best Restaurant to See and Be Seen

Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.4446
volare-restaurant.com

First Runner Up
Porcini
2730 Frankfort Avenue
502.894.8686
porcini502.com

Second Runner Up
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
325 W Main Street
502.584.0102
jeffruby.com

Best Place to Drink Bourbon

Bourbons Bistro
2255 Frankfort Ave.
502.894.8838
bourbonsbistro.com

First Runner Up
Black Rabbit
120 Sears Avenue
502.897.9721
equusrestaurant.com

Second Runner Up
The Frazier History Museum
829 W Main Street
502.753.5663
fraziermuseum.org

Best Hotel Bar

Library Bar, Omni Hotel
400 S 2nd Street
502.313.6664
omnihotels.com

First Runner Up
Proof on Main, 21c Museum Hotel
702 W Main Street
502.2176360
proofonmain.com

Second Runner Up
Lobby Bar & Grill, The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
502.583.1234
brownhotel.com

Best Bourbon

Chris Morris, Master Distiller of Woodford Reserve and Old Forester.

Woodford Reserve
7785 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
859.879.1812
Woodfordreserve.com

First Runner Up
Old Forester Distilling Co.
119 W Main Street
502.779.222
oldforester.com

Second Runner Up
Maker’s Mark Distillery on Star Hill Farm
3350 Burks Spring Rd., Loretto, KY 40037
270.865.2881
makersmark.com


Fitness

Best Online Fitness Class

Fit4Mom Louisville.

Fit4Mom Louisville
502.414.3484
louisville.fit4mom.com

First Runner Up
Jeff Howard Fitness
8603 Citadel Way
859.585.8919
vagaro.com/jeffhowardfitness/memberships

Second Runner Up
Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com

Best Exercise Studio

Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com

First Runner Up
Orange Theory Fitness
Highlands: 918 Baxter Avenue, 502.968.1400
St. Matthews: 116 Sears Avenue, 502.259.9199
Brownsboro: 4164 Summit Plaza Drive, 502.333.9310
Middletown: 13317 Shelbyville Road Unit 103, 502.242.3385
orangetheory.com

Second Runner Up
Fit4Mom
502.414.3484
louisville.fit4mom.com

Best Fitness Instructor

Bekki Jo Pritchard, Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com 

Alison Cardoza.

First Runner Up
Alison Cardoza, Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com 

Jeff Howard Fitness.

Second Runner Up
Jeff Howard Fitness
8603 Citadel Way
859.585.8919
vagaro.com/jeffhowardfitness/memberships

Best Pilates Studio/Instructor

Dominique Lyons, IM=X Pilates & Fitness
2226 Holiday Manor Center
502.384.7818
imxpilates.com

First Runner Up
Bekki Jo Pritchard, Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com 

Second Runner Up
Holly Holland, Holly’s Pilates Village
201 Meridian Avenue
502.409.4200
pilatesvillage.com

Best Yoga Studio

YOGAST8
4121 Shelbyville Road
502.883.3019
yogast8.com

First Runner Up
Bend & Zen Hot Yoga
1301 Herr Lane #187
502.384.9222
benandzenhotyoga.com

Second Runner Up
502 Power Yoga
Highlands: 2210 Dundee Road, #203
Jeffersonville: 200 Missouri Avenue, Suite C
East End: 1901-1 Rudy Lane
502.208.1012
502poweryoga.com

Best Cycling Studio

CYCLEBAR
St. Matthews: 4600 Shelbyville Road, 502.890.3216
Middletown: 12951 Shelbyville Road, 502.873.5194
cyclebar.com

First Runner Up
Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center
750 Cypress Station Drive
502.896.3900
baptistmilestone.com


Media

Best Radio Host – Woman

Kelly K, 99.7 WDJX.

Kelly K, 99.7 WDJX
502.571.9970
wdjx.com

First Runner Up
Laura Shine, 91.9 WFPK
502.897.6002
wfpk.org

Second Runner Up
Bella Rae, B 96.5
502.571.2965
hiphopb965.com

Best Radio Host – Man

Terry Meiners, 840 WHAS
502.571.8484
whas.iheart.com

First Runner Up
Ben Davis, 99.7 WDJX
502.571.9970
wdjx.com

Second Runner Up
Kyle Meredith, 91.9 WFPK
502.814.6500
wfpk.org

Best TV Anchor – Woman

Dawn Gee, WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Shannon Cogan, WAVE 3.

First Runner Up
Shannon Cogan, WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Second Runner Up
Lauren Jones, WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Best TV Anchor – Man

John Boel, WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Sterling Riggs, WDRB.

First Runner Up
Sterling Riggs, WDRB
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

Second Runner Up
Scott Reynolds, WDRB
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

Best Radio Station

840 am WHAS
502.571.8484
whas.iheart.com

First Runner Up
103.5 fm WAKY
888.766.1035
waky1035.com

Second Runner Up
99.7 fm WDJX
502.571.9970
wdjx.com

Best TV Station

WDRB / Fox
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

First Runner Up
WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Second Runner Up
WHAS
502.582.7711
whas11.com

Best TV Weather Person

Kevin Harned, WAVE 3.

Kevin Harned, WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

First Runner Up
Jude Redfield, WDRB
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

Second Runner Up
Marc Weinberg, WDRB
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

Best Morning Show

WDRB
502.585.0811
wdrb.com

First Runner Up
Great Day Live, WHAS11
502.582.7711
whas11.com

Second Runner Up
WAVE 3
502.585.2201
wave3.com

Best Newspaper / Print Publication

The Voice-Tribune
502.897.8900
voice-tribune.com

First Runner Up
The Courier Journal
502.582.4011
courier-journal.com

Second Runner Up
LEO Weekly
502.895.9770
leoweekly.com

Best Twitter

Mike Rutherford
@cardchronicle

First Runner Up
Jody Demling
@jdemling

Second Runner Up
Matt Jones
@kysportsradiO


Retail

Best Shopping Center/District

Chenoweth Square
3907 Chenoweth Square
Facebook – Chenoweth Square

First Runner Up
Westport Village
1315 Herr Lane
502.533.8177
westportvillage.com

Second Runner Up
NuLu
701 E Market Street
nulu.org

Best Locally Made Product

Bourbon Barrel Foods Soy Sauce
Butchertown: 1201 Story Avenue Ste 175, 502.333.6103
Clifton: 2710 Frankfort Avenue, 502.618.0939
bourbonbarrelfoods.com

First Runner Up
Cellar Door Chocolates
572 S 4th Street
502.901.5320
cellardoorchocolates.com

Second Runner Up
Kern’s Kitchen Derby Pie
2420 Ampere Drive
502.499.0285
derbypie.com

Best Curbside Service

Rodeo Drive.

Rodeo Drive
2212 Holiday Manor Center
502.425.8999
shoprodeodrive.com

First Runner Up
Bourbon Barrel Foods
Butchertown: 1201 Story Avenue Ste 175, 502.333.6103
Clifton: 2710 Frankfort Avenue, 502.618.0939
bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Second Runner Up
Work the Metal
1201 Story Avenue
502.584.2841
workthemetal.com

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique

Rodeo Drive
2212 Holiday Manor Center
502.425.8999
shoprodeodrive.com

First Runner Up
Rodes For Him & For Her
The Rodes Building, 6385, 4938 Brownsboro Road
502.753.7633
rodes.com

Second Runner Up
Darling State of Mind
Westport Village: 1301 Herr Lane, Suite 135, 502.996.7545
Middletown Store: 12951 Shelbyville Road, Unit 104, 502.709.4502
darlingstateofmind.com

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Rodes For Him & For Her.

Rodes For Him & For Her
The Rodes Building, 6385, 4938 Brownsboro Road
502.753.7633
rodes.com

First Runner Up
Him Gentleman’s Boutique
Clifton: 2352 Frankfort Avenue, 502.888.7578
New Albany: 313 Pearl Street, 812.595.7752
himgb.com

Second Runner Up
The Fashion Post
Glenview Pointe Shopping Center, 2420 Lime Kiln Lane
502.423.6700
thefashionpost.com

Best Women’s Consignment Store

Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment
150 Chenoweth Lane
502.895.3711
shopsassyfoxconsign.com

First Runner Up
Stella’s Resale Boutique
401 Wallace Ave
502.649.5204
stellasresale.com

Second Runner Up
Belle Monde Boutique
115 Fairfax Avenue
502.403.3432
bellemondeboutique.com

Best Men’s Consignment Store

Evolve: The Men’s Resale Store.

Evolve: The Men’s Resale Store
2416 Frankfort Avenue #2
502.424.6001
Facebook – Evolve: The Men’s Resale Store

First Runner Up
Encore Resale
1045 Bardstown Road
502.905.3266
Facebook – Encore Resale

Second Runner Up
Margaret’s Consignment
2700 Frankfort Avenue
502.896.4706
margaretsconsignment.com

Best Local Department Store

Von Maur
7900 Shelbyville Road
502.425.7100
vonmaur.com

First Runner Up
Dillard’s
Mall St. Matthews: 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400
Jefferson Mall: 4801 Outer Loop, 502.968.6080
dillards.com

Second Runner Up
Macy’s
7900 Shelbyville Road Suite B
502.423.3000
macys.com

Best Indoor Furniture Store

Merridian Home Furnishings
9801 Linn Station Road
502.895.3151
merridian.com

First Runner Up
Details Furniture Gallery & Design
11816 Shelbyville Road
502.253.0092
detailslouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Bliss Home
1108 Lyndon Lane
502.212.0014
blisshomefurniture.com

Best Outdoor Furniture Store

Digs Home and Garden.

Digs Home and Garden
3905 Chenoweth Square
502.893.3447
digshomeandgarden.com

First Runner Up
Summer Classics
1321 Herr Lane, Suite 160
502.426.1808
sclouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Charlotte’s Web
4175 Lyndon Way
502.719.4444
charlotteswebstore.com

Best Home Decor Store

Details Furniture Gallery & Design
11816 Shelbyville Road
502.253.0092
detailslouisville.com

First Runner Up
Colonial Designs
3712 Lexington Road
502.896.4461
colonialdesigns.net

Second Runner Up
Digs Home and Garden
3905 Chenoweth Square
502.893.3447
digshomeandgarden.com

Best Antique Store

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market.

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market
947 E Breckinridge Street
502.365.3563
thefleurdeflea.com

First Runner Up
Mellwood Antique & Interiors
1860 Mellwood Avenue
502.895.1306
mellwoodantiques.com

Second Runner Up
Middletown Peddler’s Mall
12405 Shelbyville Road
502.245.7705
buypeddlersmall.com

Best Dry Cleaner

Highland Cleaners
Multiple Locations
highlandcleaners.com

First Runner Up
Nu-Yale Cleaners
Multiple Locations
nuyale.com

Second Runner Up
Holiday Cleaners & Laundry
2229 Holiday Manor Center
502.425.6183
holidaycleanersky.com

Best Grocery Store

Kroger
Multiple Locations
kroger.com

First Runner Up
Paul’s Fruit Market
St. Matthews: 2922 Chenoweth Square, 502.896.8918
Taylorsville Rd: 3704 Taylorsville Road, 502.456.4750
Brownsboro Rd: 4946 Brownsboro Road, 502.426.5070
Middletown: 12119 Shelbyville Road, 502.253.0072
paulsfruit.com

Second Runner Up
Trader Joe’s
4600 Shelbyville Road Suite 111
502.895.1361
traderjoes.com

Best Car Dealership

Blue Grass MOTORSPORT.

Blue Grass MOTORSPORT
4720 Bowling Blvd
502.894.3428
bluegrassauto.com

First Runner Up
Lexus of Louisville
2400 Blankenbaker Pkwy
502.410.1737
lexusoflouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Mercedes-Benz of Louisville
2520 Terra Crossing Blvd
502.896.4411
mblouisville.com

Best Jewelry Store

Genesis Diamonds.

Genesis Diamonds
4600 Shelbyville Road Suite 106
502.891.0424
genesisdiamonds.net

First Runner Up
Merkley Kendrick Jewelers
138 Chenoweth Lane
502.895.6124
mkjewelers.com

Second Runner Up
Davis Jewelers
9901 Forest Green Blvd
502.212.0420
davisjewelers.com

Best Place to Buy Your Derby Hat

Dee’s Louisville
5045 Shelbyville Road
502.896.6755
deeslouisville.com

First Runner Up
Rodeo Drive
2212 Holiday Manor Center
502.425.8999
shoprodeodrive.com

Second Runner Up
Forme Millinery Hat Shop
1009 E Main Street
773.719.7307
formemillinery.com

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Von Maur
7900 Shelbyville Road
502.425.7100
vonmaur.com

First Runner Up
Dillard’s
Mall St. Matthews: 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400
Jefferson Mall: 4801 Outer Loop, 502.968.6080
dillards.com

Second Runner Up
Rodeo Drive
2212 Holiday Manor Center
502.425.8999
shoprodeodrive.com

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Rodes For Him & For Her
The Rodes Building, 6385, 4938 Brownsboro Road
502.753.7633
rodes.com

First Runner Up
Dillard’s
Mall St. Matthews: 5000 Shelbyville Road, 502.893.4400
Jefferson Mall: 4801 Outer Loop, 502.968.6080
dillards.com

Second Runner Up
Von Maur
7900 Shelbyville Road
502.425.7100
vonmaur.com


Services

Best Attorney

Steven C. Schroering, Attorney at Law
1015 South Fourth Street
502.648.9124
steveschroeringlaw.com

First Runner Up
Jonathan D. Goldberg
9301 Dayflower Street
502.589.4440
goldbergsimpson.com

Second Runner Up
Jared J. Smith
108 Browns Lane
502.233.8385
mhsattorneys.com

Best Orthodontist

Ahrens Orthodontics
Louisville: 2015 Herr Lane, 502.426.2744
Crestwood: 6225 W Highway 146, 502.241.1811
Taylorsville: 4819 Taylorsville Rd., 502.426.2744
ahrensortho.com

First Runner Up
Tran Orthodontics
Prospect: 9532 US-42, 502.228.3321
Middletown: 302 Middletown Park Place, 502.245.8726
tranorthodontics.com

Best OB/GYN

All Women
4010 Dupont Cir L-07
502.895.6559
allwomenobgyn.com

First Runner Up
Women First of Louisville
3900 Kresge Way, Suite 30
502.891.8700
womenfirstlouisville.com

Second Runner Up
Total Woman
Norton Medical Plaza III
4121 Dutchmans Lane #500
502.894.9494
northonhealthcare.com

Best Bank

Stock Yards Bank & Trust
1040 E Main Street
502.625.1790
syb.com

First Runner Up
Republic Bank
601 W Market Street
502.584.3600
Republicbank.com

Second Runner Up
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
500 W Main Street
502.259.2060
cbandt.com

Best Credit Union

Park Community
515 W Market Street #100
502.968.3681
parkcommunity.com

First Runner Up
L&N
200 W Chestnut Street
502.368.5858
lnfcu.com

Second Runner Up
Commonwealth Credit Union
900 W Market Street, Ste 100
800.228.6420
ccuky.org

Best Real Estate Agent

Ryan Davis, Kentucky Select Properties
1757 Frankfort Avenue
502.287.3797
kyselectproperties.com/agents/396/ryan-davis/

First Runner Up
Amanda Houle, ReMax
12906 Shelbyville Road Ste 102
502.644.9949
remax.com

Second Runner Up

Terri Bass, Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty.

Terri Bass, Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty
3803 Brownsboro Road
502.899.2129
terribass.lenihansothebysrealty.com

Best Real Estate Agency

Kentucky Select Properties
1757 Frankfort Avenue
502.271.5000
kyselectproperties.com

First Runner Up
Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty
3803 Brownsboro Road
502.899.2129
lsir.com

Second Runner Up
Berkshire Hathaway
295 N Hubbards Lane Suite 102
502.897.3321
bhhsparksweisberg.com

Best Insurance Agency

Byrne Insurance Group.

Byrne Insurance Group
9401 Williamsburg Plaza Suite 100
502.426.4200
byrneinsurancegroup.com

First Runner Up
Sterling Thompson Co.
545 S 3rd Street #300
502.585.3277
sterlingthompson.com

Second Runner Up
State Farm
Multiple Agents / Locations
statefarm.com/agent/us/ky/louisville

Best Home Remodeler

Kiel Thomson Company.

Kiel Thomson Company
903-925 Samuel Street
502.899.9593
kielthomsoncompany.com

First Runner Up
Ben Tyler Building & Remodeling, Inc.
1115 Lexington Road
502.583.7252
bentyler.com

Second Runner Up
Ramage
900 E Jefferson Street
502.418.6467
ramagecompany.com

Best Interior Designer

Lesa Buckler, Details Furniture Gallery & Design.

Lesa Buckler, Details Furniture Gallery & Design
11816 Shelbyville Road
502.253.0092
detailslouisville.com

First Runner Up
Amy Wagner, Reflections of You, by Amy
3935 Chenoweth Square
502.384.3660
amywagnerdesigns.com

Second Runner Up
Christopher Welsh Designs
9500 Springmont Place
502.873.6002
christopherwelshdesigns.com

Best Doggie Daycare

Happy Hounds
12107 Shelbyville Road
502.292.3647
louisvilledogdaycare.com

Alisa Gray, Vice President of Animal Welfare of Kentucky Humane Society.

First Runner Up
Kentucky Humane Society
1000 Lyndon Lane, Suite B
502.366.3355
kyhumane.org

Second Runner Up
The Pet Station
4800 Murphy Lane
502.584.2200
thepetstationinc.com

Dressing the Table

Louis Vuitton mini handbag, $1,175; Prada fur boots, $199; Dior sunglasses, $199; Fox fur boa, $299, available at Belle Monde Boutique. Red gloves, $28; Red cashmere scarf, $35; Coral necklace, $85, available at Lemon Tree. Green wine bottle sweater, $12; White wine bottle sweater, $12; Red wine bottle sweater, $12, available at Cartwheels Papers & Gifts. Foam hedgehog, $18; Geometric deer, $92; Glazed white soldier figure, $52, available at Fleur De Lis Interiors. Anca Barbu Louis Vuitton clutch, $148; Anca Barbu Chanel clutch, $148, available at Rodeo Drive. Squash blossom necklace, $12; Gucci purse, $30, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Iradj Miono bug brooch, $945; Iradj Mioni citrine turtle brooch, $1,375; Bounkit shell pin, $1,245; Ramon Tenza flats, $225, available at H J Redmon Exclusive Footwear. Blue bird, $19; White bird, $19; Gingerbread earrings, $18, available at Work the Metal. Salvatore Ferragamo loafers, $695; Krewe cat eye sunglasses, $215; Valentino clutch, $2,475; Eton brown tie, $195; Eton red tie, $195, available at Rodes For Him For Her. Brown crocodile bag, $248, available at J McLaughlin. Faux pine leaves and cones, $18; Faux brown owl, $16; Faux gray owl, $35; Faux beige owl, $35; Faux bird nests, $8 each; Mini boxwood candle rings, $18 each; Snowglobe, $38; Klismos luxe side chair, $580 each, available at Digs Home and Garden. Sparkly red mini trees, $6.99 each; Green mini tree, $6.99; Beige mini tree, $6.99; Sparkly green trees, $27.99 each, available at Petals. Peace sign ornament, $6; Eiffel tower ornament, $9; Waterford champagne glass, $79 for set of 4; Marquis by Waterford wine glass, $50 for set of 4, available at Von Maur. Pre-owned Rolex Day-Date, 36mm, 18kt yellow gold, price upon request; Vintage Rolex Submariner Date, 40mm, steel and 18kt yellow gold, $8,398; Vintage Rolex Yachtmaster, 40mm, 18kt yellow gold, price upon request, available at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 14k white gold diamond flower ring, $1,830; 14k white gold dazzling starburst diamond ring, $1,730, available at Genesis Diamonds. On Sarah: Generation Love blazer, $388; Frame shirt, $85; DL1961 jeans, $198, available at Merci Boutique. Olive & Pique hat, $79, available at Work the Metal. Multi-colored South Sea and Tahitian pearl necklace, $8,175; Gumuchian 18kt yellow gold and diamond dangle earrings, price upon request; Vintage bloodstone ring with lion in 14kt yellow gold, $1,250, available at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers. 14k white gold tennis bracelet, $2,500, available at Genesis Diamonds.

Photographer: Andrea Hutchinson
Stylist and Model: Sarah Levitch
Location: Lincliffe

 

Stefano Bravo bag, $465; Ramon Tenza flats, $225; Iradj Moini belt and brooch, $1,875, available at H J Redmon Exclusive Footwear. Faux bird nest, $8; Faux brown owl, $16, available at Digs Home and Garden. Geometric deer, $92; Dolce Vita hand towel, $32, available at Fleur De Lis Interiors.

Andalossi handbag, $599; Robert Clergerie mules, $229; Chanel earrings, $1,249; Neiman Marcus fox head wrap, $99; Prada sunglasses, $249; Bergdorf Goodman necklace, $242, available at Belle Monde Boutique.

Valentino flats, $795; Krewe round sunglasses, $255; Krewe cat eye sunglasses, $215; Lafayette 148 scarf, $698; Lele Sadoughi flower earrings, $165; Red palm earrings, $175; Staud bag, $395; Eton brown tie, $195; Eton red tie, $195; Robert Jensen green tie, $195; Eton red pocket square, $65; Eton blue pocket square, $65; Eton multi-color pocket square, $65; Acqua Di Parma shaving kit, $810; Boots, $395, available at Rodes For Him For Her.

Brown heels, $248; Sunglasses, $120; Scarf, $98; Brown crocodile bag, $248, available at J McLaughlin. White wine bottle sweater, $12; Karen Adams desk calendar, $64, available at Cartwheels Papers & Gifts. Vintage Rolex Submariner Date, 40mm, steel and 18kt yellow gold, $8,398; Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual, 34mm, steel and 14kt yellow gold circa 1978, $3,250; Pre-owned Rolex Datejust, 36mm, Oystersteel and 18kt yellow gold, $8,770; Pre-owned Rolex Datejust, 36mm, Oystersteel, $5,500; Pre-owned Rolex Pearlmaster, 29mm, 18kt yellow gold, price upon request; Vintage Rolex Yachtmaster, 40mm, 18kt yellow gold, price upon request; Multi-colored South Sea and Tahitian pearl necklace, $8,175; Vintage Dan Frere Co 14kt yellow gold and diamond necklace, $1,650, available at Merkley Kendrick Jewelers.

Rafael Sanchez purse, $198; Ivory silhouette clips, $18 each; Gold chain belt, $28, available at Stella’s Resale Boutique. Green bracelet, $14; Gold earrings, $12; Gold bird, $20, available at Work the Metal. Cashmere scarves, $35 each, available at Lemon Tree.

Anca Barbu chanel clutch, $148; Bumblebee necklace, $289; Butterfly necklace, $269; Butterfly pin, $60; Bumblebee pin, $120, available at Rodeo Drive. Green bracelets, $6; Turquoise bracelet, $4; Green earrings, $10; J McLaughlin scarf, $18, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. 14k white gold diamond flower ring, $1,830; 14k white gold three row chevron diamonds ring, $1,000; 14k white gold dazzling starburst diamond ring, $1,730; 14k white gold tennis bracelet, $2,500, available at Genesis Diamonds.

Joan Stevens Bingham

1935 – 2020

 

By Keith L. Runyon
Photos provided by The Courier Journal

 

Joan Bingham, widow of the scion of Louisville’s Bingham family communications empire and a major force for nearly 50 years in the book publishing world, died on October 31, 2020 in New York City, where she made her home. She was 85 years old. “The Bingham family was one of the great multigenerational newspaper ownership stories, and she was an important part of it,” recalled David Hawpe, former vice president and editor of The Courier Journal. Her direct role with the newspapers, and Louisville, came with her marriage in 1960 to Robert Worth Bingham III, eldest son of Barry Bingham Sr., and his wife, Mary.

Joan Williamson Stevens was born March 5, 1935, and she grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, a conservative and wealthy suburb of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Miss Porter’s School and Connecticut College, she met Worth Bingham at the Chatham Bars Inn on Cape Cod, where both of their families summered. They renewed their friendship when he was a young reporter with The San Francisco Chronicle and she was a student at the California School of Fine Arts. After they wed, they settled in Washington during the Kennedy administration, where Worth Bingham was a prize-winning writer in the Washington bureau of The Courier Journal.

In 1962, they moved to Louisville, where Worth Bingham took an increasingly important role as an administrator, rising to the position of assistant to the publisher. Joan Bingham, meanwhile, gave birth to two children, Clara and Robert “Rob” Worth Bingham IV. Her work outside the home focused on arts (including working with the Speed Art Museum) and education. She was a co-founder of Louisville’s first Montessori School.

In the memories of those who were with them in the 1960s, they were a very popular couple with many friends. One of them was the late Courier Journal cartoonist Hugh Haynie, whose wife, Lois, recalled their rollicking times. So did Charles Whaley, then education editor of The Courier Journal, whose wife, Carol Sutton, would in time become the first female managing editor of a major American newspaper. “Carol and I enjoyed our times with Joan and Worth. They were always such fun at parties here,” Whaley recalled.

Anne Thompson Moore Ronald of Louisville, then married to Glenmore Distilleries President Frank Thompson III, recalled Joan Bingham as “a great gal. We both had the same fake sapphire rings from Ciro’s jewelry store in New York City and would tease each other that it takes a fake owner to know one. I still have mine.”

In July 1966, the course of Joan Bingham’s life was upended with the death of her husband, then 34, in an automobile accident on Nantucket, Massachusetts. A young widow with a baby and a toddler, she set a course in various forms of journalism. She moved with Clara and Robbie to New York City’s Upper West Side and jumped into the literary world.

After ventures in Washington and in Paris, she became the catalyst for the merger that created Grove Atlantic publishing house and for three decades was its executive editor. Over the years, according to Elizabeth Schmitz, editorial director at Grove and a friend for a quarter of a century, Bingham acquired and edited more than 100 titles in fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Grove Atlantic was known for its prestigious authors, among them Kiran Desai, Kay Ryan, David Von Drehle and Claire Keegan.

“She was the irrepressible host of hundreds of dinners for Grove’s authors, booksellers and international publishers,” Schmitz told The New York Times.

Bingham retained her ties to Louisville as a board member of the Bingham companies, which, after internal family strife, were sold to Gannett Co. in 1986.

Over the years, Bingham supported many charitable organizations, especially the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, where she was a member of the board.

She also created the Worth Bingham Prize in Investigative Journalism, a field for which she held an “inspirations commitment to investigative journalism, which Worth himself had done in The Courier Journal’s Washington bureau,” said Hawpe, who has served as judge for that award over the years.

Both of her children grew up to succeed in reporting and writing: Clara York Bingham is married to Joseph G. Finnerty III and is the author, most recently, of “Witness to the Revolution,” an oral history about the Vietnam era.

Robert Worth Bingham IV reported for The New Yorker and died in 1999 of an apparent drug overdose at age 33. His fame rose posthumously with the publication of “Lightning on the Sun” in 2000.

Joan Bingham’s three grandchildren, Jamie, Henry and Diana Michaelis, also survive.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Robin Hood COVID19 response fund or by mail to Robin Hood, 826 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Bingham will be buried next to her husband in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery.

Keith L. Runyon is a retired editorial page editor of The Courier Journal.

Ralph Everett “Bim” Deitrich

1949 – 2020

 

Ralph Everett “Bim” Deitrich, 70, of Louisville, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 28, 2020 with his loving wife by his side.

Bim was born the only child to Ralph Norman Deitrich and Nancy (Cardwell) Deitrich on September 27, 1949 in Boone, Iowa. He attended Washington & Lee University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in European history in 1971. From there, he took his wealth of knowledge about restaurants and began his journey of becoming a famed restaurateur. Alongside him every step of the way has been his wife, Joanne (Lewis) Deitrich, whom he married on September 17, 1971.

Upon moving to Louisville with his wife, Bim began his unmatched career as a restaurant icon in this foodie city. The span of his career and his impact on the restaurant community cannot be done justice with a mere list of his accomplishments and restaurant ventures. The past several years of his career were spent consulting in different parts of the country, most recently taking his immeasurable talent to Nashville’s restaurant scene.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne of Louisville; his son Nicolas Deitrich (Blake) of Goshen, KY; his daughter Marisa Nemirow (Adam) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and two grandchildren, Lorelei and Ronin Deitrich of Goshen, KY. Bim was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Nancy Deitrich.

Honoring Bim’s wishes, there will be no memorial or visitation at this time, but a celebration of life will occur once it is safe to do so and larger celebrations are possible.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bim’s name to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at lls.org.

A Bourbon Dinner with Bob Baffert

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

 

The Kentucky Derby Museum hosted a Woodford Reserve Bourbon Dinner with Bob Baffert on Nov. 4 where socially distanced guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, a four-course dinner, a showing of the Museum’s signature movie, The Greatest Race, and a fireside chat with Bob and Jill Baffert.

 

Elaborate & Elegant

How 2021 wedding trends are embracing smaller gatherings and focusing on the details

 

By Giselle Smith
Photos by Tracy Burch Photography

 

Engagement season is in full swing and 2021 is just around the corner — I can’t say I’m sad to see 2020 go! Giselle Smith here with Goldenrod + Glory Events and Lovely Leaves. I’m excited to share trends that we’ve been seeing take the stage across the U.S. wedding market.

Micro-Weddings

Small, intimate ceremonies and receptions are all the rage. There’s no denying that it’s safer and easier to gather in small groups as we learn to navigate the new normal. Venues that can still accommodate large weddings despite percentage-based regulations include hotel ballrooms and convention centers. The wedding industry has done an exceptional job of pivoting through the pandemic, and we are seeing the most gorgeous tiny weddings. We consider a wedding a micro wedding if the wedding has a guest count under 50.

Backyard Venues & Private Farms

Backyard soirées and elaborate farm weddings are easy with an experienced planner and fab rentals. These work well for larger events, regulations considered. Regardless of the size of your event, you’ll need a tent to protect your guests from the elements (even in warmer weather) plus tables, chairs, linens and very likely many other pretty pieces to make your day magical. Favorites in Kentucky are All Occasions (Louisville) and Bryant’s Rent-All (Lexington) for basically everything you need for the big day. Another Lexington local and boutique rental company, Canvas, carries luxury furniture — think lounge areas, bars, coffee tables, cake tables — you name it.

Dramatic Tablescapes

What couples are saving with small guest counts, they’re spending on finer details including dreamy table decor their guests are sure to “ooh” and “aah” over. Florals have taken a modern turn with fewer greens and more blooms; sometimes these are stand-alone with candles, but using multiple arrangements to fully line tables is a stunning addition to any reception. In linens, we’re seeing a lot of velvet still, but some newer bold metallics are hitting the market, and we’re excited to see where they go. Don’t forget china, glassware and flatware.

Bright, Bold Colors & Holographic Elements

Fashion and design industries seem to be pulling from 90s pop culture with nostalgic Lisa Frank-esque color palettes. The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year — Classic Blue — is finally popping up with counterpart French Blue and is perfect for the nuptials of dedicated UK fans. Pinks and purples, such as Raspberry Sorbet and Amethyst Orchid, are also projected colors for spring 2021.

 

Beige, Tan, Brown, Gold, Copper, Rust, Yellow and Orange — Wonderfully Warm Color Palettes

Sometimes forgotten, these warm colors bring about feelings of security and comfort. Neutrals and beige are easy to tie in with mixed metals and dried florals, such as pampas grass and palms leaves. Yellows, rust, browns and oranges are naturally found in florals and wooden textures. Whether you’re going for cozy, earthy, modern, or romantic, these colors offer a shade for you and all of them photograph beautifully.

Over-the-Top Invitations

Texture is trending in paper products. Wood and acrylic invitations are higher-priced pieces, but we’ve been pricing them left and right for clients. Gold foil is also popular right now. Something to be aware of is extra shipping costs associated with heavier invitations and even wax seals; I think the look and feel of luxury invitations with hand-written calligraphy are definitely worth the extra cost despite the initial sticker shock.

Small Tables

Smith, table for four? In today’s world of social distancing and safety, table sizes are shrinking. For certain outdoor events, couples are keeping their large guest counts, and instead are cutting the number of guests seated at each table. Typically a 72” round table seats ten with full place settings and a 60” round or 8’ banquet table seats eight. Lately, we are having weddings with additional sizes with 48” rounds seating four to six, 36” seating three and 30” seating two.

Floral Installations

Between micro-weddings and mixed table sizes, dollars saved on centerpieces are now going towards breathtaking floral installations. Floral installations could include dreamy ceremony arches, aisle florals growing from the floor, and flower-adorned fireplace mantles, staircases and chandeliers. Entrances with freestanding floral structures either climbing around the edges or completely around the door are sure to wow guests upon arrival.

 

Plated Dinners & Tasting-Style Aperitifs

Dinners are moving away from buffets, stations and family-style serving to avoid guests waiting in lines. One benefit to plated meals is more time for actually enjoying the party as plated meals tend to come out faster than guests could make it through a buffet line. Menus at each place setting instantly up the ante and give guests something to look forward to as each course is served. A beautiful bar set up is one of my favorite parts of a wedding, but wine and drinks served tableside are taking precedence. A fun way to incorporate tableside drinks is to have a special drink for each course whether it be a wine pairing or a signature cocktail.

Individual Desserts & Better-Than-Ever Welcome Baskets

Multi-tiered cakes adorned in sugar florals will never go out of style, but individual desserts, either at each place setting or served after dinner, are a neat way to personalize the event. We have one Lexington couple doing beignets and another couple in Louisville doing macarons for their guests. In place of traditional favors, couples are gifting big with customized welcome baskets and bags. Designing and packaging these luxe gifts is a service we have added this year.

Elevated Escort Card Displays

Assigned seating is a must like never before as extra precautions must be made to limit unmasked exposure. Escort cards come in many forms. Sometimes they are actual cards that are folded and set out on a table or showcased on a backdrop accented with florals. Other times they are listed on a sign by table or in alphabetical order. Don’t shy away from creative escort displays, especially if you have a smaller guest count. Place cards (different from escort cards) are typically folded or laid flat at each place setting telling guests which seat is theirs once they find their table.

Stateside Honeymoons & National Parks

Leaving the country is more difficult than before especially for couples who do not have current passports. Wait times are exceeding 6 months on updated travel documents, so many couples are choosing locations within the U.S. to honeymoon. National Parks are popular this year, particularly Yellowstone whether flying into Wyoming or Montana. Beaches will always be a go-to and most are within driving distance from Kentucky (Charleston, Savannah, Rosemary Beach). My all-time favorite vacation is Aspen for a cozy romantic getaway complete with hot tubs, skiing, couples snowmobiles, fine dining and museums.

Giselle Smith
Event Stylist & Planner, Goldenrod + Glory
Instagram @_giselle_smith
goldenrodandglory.com
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Planning & Design: Goldenrod + Glory
Floral Design: Lovely Leaves
Plants: Denizen
Venue: The Haycraft
Dress: Twirl Lexington
Suits: GenTux
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Rentals & Decor: All Occasions Event Rentals
Stationery: Studio W Designs
Cake: The Bailey Bakery
Macarons: Sweet T’s Treats

Letter from the Editor

Photo by Andrea Hutchinson

 

Welcome to the Besties issue! After the year we’ve had, I’m sure we’re all ready for some good news, so here it is! Our readers have voted, and I’d like to introduce The Voice of Louisville’s 2020 Bestie Award winners! In these listings, you’ll find everything from Best Curbside Service to Best Real Estate Agent and Best Nose Job to Best Performing Arts Group Whose Return to the Stage You’re Most Anticipating. Everyone’s favorite category, mine especially, Best Dressed is also back. I’m thrilled to announce that my dear friend Jeff Hunter, won Best Dressed – Man, and the fabulous Raquel Koff won Best Dressed – Woman. Bravo, you two! New to the listings this year are quotes from the winners themselves!

Our Tastes feature highlights multiple Bestie Award winner Volare Italian Ristorante and its talented Head Chef, Josh Moore and his team. Inside they discuss their secret to success and longevity in their industry. In Homes we featured the newly designed residence of Bestie Award winner and Owner of Details Furniture Gallery & Design, Lesa Buckler. Multiple Bestie Award winner Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center wrote our Health feature and elaborated on what makes Milestone unlike any other gym. In this issue, we have it all, and I know everyone included worked very hard to earn their Bestie crowns, so congratulations to you all!

I’d also like to introduce you, our readers, to our new Art Director, Pascalle Ballard, who designed this beautiful December issue for us. We are excited to see what her new talents will bring to our team and the pages of The Voice in the coming months. Speaking of new beginnings, with 2021 just around the corner, Event Stylist & Planner, Giselle Smith, shared wedding trends for the upcoming year and what we can expect to see as we adjust to this “new normal.” For fashion, since we’re all dreaming of the lavish dinner parties we are accustomed to during the holiday season, we brought those parties to life and kicked it up a notch with our Dressing the Table editorial that sparkles and shines with local boutique finds.

I’m going to keep my letter short and sweet this time and simply say, congratulations again to all of The Voice of Louisville 2020 Bestie Award winners and here’s to putting 2020 behind us! I can’t wait to see you in the New Year.

Sincerely yours,

Liz Bingham
Editor in Chief

Letter from the Publisher

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

 

For most of us, the holiday season usually has our calendars filled with family gatherings and festive parties. This year marks a season filled with mixed emotions, mostly nostalgic, as we yearn for days gone by and remember what it was like when there weren’t so many restrictions in place. On a personal note, I’m looking forward to keeping the festivities to a minimum and celebrating things that resonate within. Sharing our time with family and friends (when possible) over a good meal, engaging in stimulating conversation and creating something extraordinary out of an uncomfortable time in the world definitely strikes a chord with me. Light a fire in the fireplace and gather around to connect on a deeper level with each other. These are the moments that can offer reassurance, a little comfort and go a long way to soothe our soul.

In this issue, we endeavored to surround you with content that provides hopeful trepidation for the year ahead. We also want to remind you of the local businesses that offer inspiration and recognize each one in our Bestie Award winners list. Throughout this issue, you will find culminating page after page, everything from interior design inventiveness to fashion poised in a different setting. From our editorial team to our talented account executives, everyone has a contribution that creates this iconic publication that enables us to share it with our beautiful community month after month. Without each team member, this publication would not be what it is, nothing short of fabulous cover to cover.

Our loyal readers and advertisers are of the utmost importance to us. Let me take a moment to say thank you to each and every one of you. Without your allegiance fueling our passion to deliver The Voice of Louisville to our beautiful community, we could not do what we do so well.

With gratitude,

Janice Carter Levitch
Publisher

Vittoria Per Volare

Chef Josh Moore and Jonathan Tarullo.

Volare Italian Ristorante wins four 2020 Bestie Awards

 

By Elizabeth Scinta
Photos by Dan Dry

 

Volare Italian Ristorante has been one of my family’s staple restaurants for as long as I can remember, so it was no surprise that they won four Besties in The Voice of Louisville’s 2020 Bestie Awards. Volare took the cake on Best Date Spot, Best Dinner Spot, Best Restaurant to See and Be Seen and Chef Josh Moore won Best Chef. 

I had the pleasure of interviewing Executive Chef and Managing Partner Josh Moore and the General Manager and Managing Partner Jonathan Tarullo to learn a little bit more about them and Volare. Moore has been working in Louisville’s restaurant industry for 27 years, floating in and out of different Italian restaurants. “I always wanted to cook from an early age. I would stand on a chair by the stove with my grandmothers and watch them cook and learn,” Moore explained. “My mom said I was so fascinated by cooking that she would sit me down in front of cartoons at the preschool/kindergarten age, and she’d come back and I’d be watching a cooking show. So, I guess I was always fascinated.”

His love and excitement for cooking are seen in the dishes he makes and the effort he puts into the restaurant itself. Moore owns a farm in Taylorsville, KY, where he grows produce and vegetables for Volare; this shows just how unique Volare is. “In our restaurant [we have] first-class service and first-class ingredients. That starts with Chef Josh Moore working on his farm to bring in the best vegetables and the best produce that we could get,” Tarullo said. His dedication to serving nothing but the best is why Chef Josh Moore was named Best Chef in Louisville.

 

Moore explained that he couldn’t have the success he’s experiencing now if it wasn’t for the help of Tarullo and the rest of the Volare staff. “I tell people all the time we make such a great team. We both have very different roles in the restaurant, but we come together and meet in the middle and everything flows so well together. Both of us have great relationships with guests. It’s more about the working of the restaurant, the level of service; you [should] always feel like you’re welcome and you’re important and you’re part of the Volare family when you come in, and that’s a big thing that Jonathan does great,” Moore said.

Both were thrilled about Volare winning four Bestie Awards and explained to me why they think Volare won Best Date Spot and Best Dinner Spot. For Moore, it’s the variety of options on the menu, the service and Volare’s ambiance. For Tarullo, it’s the guests’ ability to choose a casual or fancier dining experience. “You can have a very formal setting or a very casual setting. So I think what appeals to a guy or girl that would come in here on a date would be the type of situation. They can have cocktails and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the bar area, or they can have a more formal setting and a white tablecloth dinner at a quiet table in the corner [with] intimate candlelight. We offer a few different scenarios and I think that’s what appeals to everyone,” Tarullo explained.

Since the shutdown, Tarullo and Moore were working on creating an online ordering system that became available in early November. Available on their website, guests can order for curbside pickup or delivery right to their home. “We’re really trying to bring the Volare experience to you at home,” Moore said. Unsure what to order? Consider some of Moore’s favorite dishes like the Beef Carpaccio appetizer and the Osso Buco Milanese. You can even add a Manhattan cocktail to complete the meal. Tarullo prefers the Linguini Frutti Di Mare with a glass of Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon.

As 2020 comes to an end, Tarullo wants to continue to help families come together during this difficult time. “Obviously, it’s a different situation this year, but bringing families together and allowing Volare to host and take part in those special memories is what it’s all about.”

Volare Italian Ristorante
2300 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Volare-restaurant.com
502.894.4446

The Beauty is in the Details

Interior Designer Lesa Buckler shares a preview of her newly designed home

 

By Lesa Buckler
Photos by Kathryn Harrington

 

We wanted a house that needed to be totally redone to become a jewel box of a home, with all the elements we love. Richard and I have always had newer and larger homes, so when we found this charming but older house in Indian Hills, we viewed it as a blank slate, knowing we would get to make it truly what we wanted. We have literally touched every single surface in the process. I constantly compile files of design ideas, so when I get to bite into a new project like this one, the first thing I do is pull out the files and begin composing classic, beautiful, comfortable spaces.

When it comes to designing my own home, I’m a maximalist: more is more. However, the space to be designed dictates how to use patterns, colors and prints so as not to be overwhelming. With not as many open spaces, older homes need to have rooms that stand on their own, but with a thread that binds them together. We began opening up the house by building an addition that doubled the kitchen’s size with wide French doors that lead out onto the pool deck. Richard’s expertise is designing amazing kitchens and baths, so I gave him ideas and a look book of everything I envisioned, and he made it happen! He oversaw all the construction, including a new master bath, his and her custom closets, a new powder room, expanding the pool decks, roofing, landscaping, tree removal, railings, expanding driveways and so many other things. It truly has been a labor of love.

I describe my style as a modern take on traditional, infused with lots of color and glamour. Everything I design has a classical foundation, and I believe in using pieces, structure and finishes that will stand the test of time rather than anything that is too of the moment. Design aspects that I enjoy implementing are heirloom and antique pieces when they work, great lighting, which becomes like jewelry for a room, velvet upholstery and lots of color accents that heighten visual interest. It’s important to live your daily life but understand that you never have to sacrifice style to do so. For example, having a pool means people, pets and parties, so we made sure the surfaces on everything are very durable and beautiful. For example, the Ralph Lauren indoor/outdoor fabric for the barstools around a large island means no fading, and they simply wipe clean!

There are many favorite design elements in this house, such as the painted ceiling in the sunroom, which is wonderful with the checked tile floor and the palm tree drapery surrounding the room. I also had the kitchen floor painted high gloss black and trimmed entirely with a white Greek Key pattern. The Jim Thompson fabric used for the dining room window treatments brings pattern and art to the space. I painted the dining room pink and included pink velvet captains’ chairs to accompany my velvet and leopard monogrammed dining chairs we’ve had for years and I still adore. The ceiling is papered in a checkered pattern with metallic gold and silver grasscloth. I know not everyone would paint a dining room pink, but hey, I’m a designer and it’s such a fun and festive room.

The formal living room boasts a turquoise velvet sofa trimmed with Greek Key and bullion fringe. Again, Jim Thompson fabric frames the windows, the Italian burl wood table is from the Design Center of the Americas in Miami, the oil above the fireplace hung in Richard’s childhood home and is by Florida artist Harold Newton of the renowned Highwaymen. All is watched over by the keen eye of the hand-painted ceramic tiger I purchased at the Nashville Antique and Garden show from a Palm Beach dealer. I have collected Hermès scarves for years and decided to frame and hang some of my favorites along the stairway and upstairs hallway so I could enjoy them every day. One of the upstairs guest baths has my favorite palm leaf paper, which was going out of production, so I bought the last rolls of it years ago, even before I knew where to use it. I loved it and bought all that was left. When I was planning the design for the bath, I pulled it out, and fortunately, it matched perfectly with the existing tile, and we had just enough to do the walls and the ceiling.

The master bedroom has a soft palette of cream, gold and black that is easy on the eye and incredibly soothing to the senses, which is wonderful when trying to unwind from the day and relax. With all the design, colors, projects and business we do throughout our day, it’s lovely to end the day in a calming space. The master bath has simple Carrara marble with the Greek Key design, which is timeless, and a free-standing soaker tub. The window fabric is Schumacher, and the art is by artist Mary Hong. I use the Greek Key motif throughout our home, and it’s in almost every room. It’s on drapery, furniture, flooring, vanities and even highball glasses. The Greek Key is a symbol of the eternal flow of things or infinity; I like that thought and believe it brings good energy to our home.

When I was asked by The Voice what my favorite aspect of this house is, it was easy to answer: the location. Each of our daughters are five minutes away, the wonderful trees and rolling landscape make it like living in a park, the perfect neighborhood and people and we get to make our house just what we want.

Is a house ever really complete? I think not, so work continues on this house, as we are currently adding a larger front porch, a circular driveway, more landscaping and a new outdoor kitchen. Whether it’s our Louisville home, another vacation home, clients’ homes or even the Details showroom, projects like these make me happy and energized. Richard says I’m never happier than when I have a new project.

 

Details Furniture Gallery & Design
11816 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
Detailslouisville.com
502.253.0092

There’s No Place Like Milestone

Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center offers a fitness routine for everyone’s needs

 

By Jilian Higgins
Photo provided by Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center

 

Are you feeling stuck when it comes to your fitness goals? Maybe you used to be super active and you’ve all of a sudden hit a slump. Or maybe you’re recovering from an injury and feeling defeated. I’ll bet at some point you’ve looked in the mirror and felt like it was time to make time for YOU. Milestone can help! When it comes to health and wellness, there are so many different reasons why people struggle. Trust me, I know. I can confidently say that at Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center, we’re the perfect fit for anyone looking to take control of their health and wellness needs. I am so proud to be writing this article on behalf of this amazing club and I can’t wait to tell you about Louisville’s best-kept fitness secret.

As a relatively young person, I can tell you that I too have tried many other options, but struggled to find the right place for me. I was lucky enough to become the Marketing Director for the club this past spring, and not only did I find the right fit employment wise, but found the right club for my own fitness needs.

Why is Milestone the best? I could fill this entire magazine but I’ll keep it straight-forward. We offer five-star quality service in every area of our club. Though we had to quickly adapt given the recent restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to still be able to keep our standards of excellence higher than ever for our members. Prior to the pandemic, we were nationally recognized for cleanliness by our members and it has always been a top priority. Of course, during the current pandemic, we continue to make this our number one priority by making the necessary changes and precautions to keep our members and staff safe. Though we may look a little different during this time, some things haven’t changed, like the fact that our club is still the perfect fit for any fitness level. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, just looking to get “fit-ish,” or you’re training for a triathlon, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Milestone. We’re a one-stop-shop for EVERYTHING health and wellness, and it’s all top-of-the-line.

Milestone Amenities:

· Fully equipped fitness center that once again won the 2020 Voice Bestie Award for Best Fitness Studio
· Top-of-the-line cycling studio that won 2020 Voice Bestie Runner Up for Best Cycling Studio
· Nationally recognized aquatic center featuring a six-lane lap pool, warm water therapy pool, relaxing jacuzzi, group aquatic exercise classes, aquatic personal training and more!
· Nationally recognized HMR® weight-loss program offering virtual and in-person group classes
· Personal training, both one-on-one and small group personal training (we have over 60 amazing personal trainers to fit any fitness level and need)
· Pilates Reformer personal training
· Oasis Spa services: massage, facials, waxing, skincare and nail services
· Corporate wellness programs
· Group exercise classes including Barre Pilates, yoga and TRX, to high-intensity interval classes, hip-hop and Tai Chi
· Full-service cafe serving everything from protein shakes and smoothies to tacos and spaghetti
· Child care available

When Milestone Fitness Center opened in 1984, the focus was on building a community around health and wellness, and it worked. In 1998, the process of expanding began and the idea of partnering with a hospital was introduced which was a new concept in the fitness industry at that time. The perfect partnership was found in Baptist Health Louisville. Through our partnership, we have been able to house a physical therapy clinic that is convenient for our members and their patients. They utilize the pools to do water therapy as well as our fitness equipment. It is amazing to see how we have grown while currently celebrating our 20-year partnership with Baptist Health Louisville.

At the heart of who we are as a club, we are a community. While there is no doubt we have an amazing staff and facility that is top-of-the-line, we know that what keeps our business thriving is the community that has been built within our walls. In my opinion, that is what makes the difference in why people stay and why they see such amazing results. When you become a member, we pair you with a fitness coach that shows you around and helps you find the best fit for your physical activity needs. Your coach continues to check in with you on your progress and helps you with any challenges you may be experiencing. This coach becomes a familiar face around the club for our members to be able to go to with any questions or concerns.

Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center has developed into a community of people who come together to support and grow towards a common goal of being the best version of themselves inside and out. From the group exercise buddies to the group of men we see meeting in our cafe for fellowship, our members find support from each other. The best part is we’re ready to welcome ANYONE in. I can guarantee you there is a place for you at Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center!

Jilian Higgins is the current Digital Marketing Director at Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center. Her passion for creating digital content that creates community is what lead her into her career path. She loves the idea of connecting people with products/services that will help them to better their lives. That’s why working for the health and wellness club is the perfect fit for her. A born and bred Louisvillian, Jilian has a heart rooted in the Bluegrass. She is a true creative and fills her free time with painting, crafting, cooking and photography!