Prohibition 100th Anniversary Party

On the evening of Jan. 17, The Seelbach Hotel’s historic Rathskeller returned to the shape it took some 100 years ago. The Whisky Chicks and Bourbon Brotherhood hosted this celebration of prohibition’s centennial anniversary complete with Old Forester cocktails and a jazz band. 

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

James Beard Taste Louisville Pop-Up Dinner 

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America held a Pop-Up Dinner on, Jan. 13 at Anoosh Bistro. Guests were treated to a one-of-a-kind menu crafted by visiting and local all-stars Maneet Chauhan of Nashville and Anoosh Shariat of Louisville. The evening’s selections included a Malabar Crab Cake with Coconut, Mango Slaw and Panch Phoran Chutney, as well as a Pistachio Genoise.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

Alpha Lambda Education Foundation Hope Breakfast

On Jan. 20, the Alpha Lambda Education Foundation’s Sixth Annual Hope Scholarship Breakfast celebrated the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, an esteemed member of the organization, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The event featured speakers Karina Barillas, executive director of La Casita Center; Dr. Ricky L. Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies Dept. at the University of Louisville; and Rev. Alyce French Johnson, pastor at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church. 

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Eighth Annual Gravy Cup

Do you like the classic Southern dish biscuits and gravy? How about gourmet and inventive versions of your favorite dishes? Does competition cooking get you excited?

Then you’ll want to attend the 8th Annual Gravy Cup on Saturday, February 22, which is all of those things and more. It’s the world’s largest biscuit and gravy competition. Over 40 chefs from across the Kentuckiana region will compete in three categories for the glory of best biscuits and gravy: traditional, non-traditional, and vegetarian or vegan. Only one dish can go home with the People’s Choice Award.

Unlike other cooking competition shows, you won’t need to rely on the judge’s descriptions to know how delicious these offerings are. Everyone in attendance will get to taste the entries. When you’re not noshing on the best, you can shake it on the dance floor to the event’s live music. 

Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Haven. This organization has worked to provide a stable environment for boys and girls who have suffered abuse or neglect since 1950. They have helped over 6,000 children by providing a home, education, and life skills. 

Tickets start at $20 for general admission for adults and $5 for kids. VIP tickets can be purchased for $40, which include a Gravy Cup collector’s shirt, a “fast pass” entrance line, VIP only access to the bar/lounge, and two drink tickets. Couples can purchase VIP tickets for two at the price of $75. Doors of the Mellwood Arts Center open at 11 a.m. and the event ends at 2 p.m. 

Chefs for Hope

Photo by Jessica Ebelhar.

If you consider yourself a foodie, you won’t want to miss this exciting event.

The third annual Chefs for Hope Dinner is coming up on Saturday, February 1. Spend your evening enjoying a gourmet six-course experience to celebrate and benefit Kentucky ProStart, an organization with provides education programs in Kentucky high schools. 

The plates at this event will be prepared by seven Louisville Top Chefs, including Chef Josh Moore of Volare and Moore Farms, Chef John Varanese of River House & The LeVee, Chef Josh Hillyard of Big Spring Country Club, Chef David Danielson of Old Stone Inn, Chef Henry Wesley of 8Up, Chef Ming Pu of 502 Bar & Bistro, Chef Anoosh Shariat of Anoosh Bistro. These chefs will work together with ProStart students and their culinary instructors. 

Start the night with cocktails or mocktails and hors d’oeuvres along with live music before being seated for the big event. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet some of the students ProStart is helping develop hospitality skills to prepare them for a career after high school. 

All proceeds will benefit Kentucky ProStart. Hosted at Savor at River House, doors open at 6:30 and the event ends at 9:30. Tickets are $150 per person and all purchased tickets are considered a tax-deductible donation.

A Weekend of Fun with Legacies Unlimited

 

If you like music and dancing, your weekend is about to be booked!

Celebrate the Legacies of Black Louisville with two great events featuring music, dancing, and fun.

On Friday, January 24, experience Jazz at the Top Hat, an event to recreate an exciting night at the Top Hat club. The Top Hat was the most famous club on Walnut Street in the 1940s and 1950s. Many patrons dressed in their finest clothes to experience great live jazz.

Friday’s show features Saxman Rick DeBow and former members of the group Crisis, who previously played at Joe’s Palm Room. Tickets are $30 and doors open at 7:30.

If your dancing feet aren’t too sore, come back for more at Saturday’s “Ladies Night Out.” Celebrate the Legacies of Black Louisville as people did in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s when ladies went out to be seen on Walnut Street.

This event features Songstylist Tanita Gaines & Showstopper Sheryl Rouse. General admission tickets are $50 and limited seating is available for $65. Doors open at 7:30.

Both events will be hosted at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

This event is made possible via the support of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Christy Brown and the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, Hardscuffle Inc. WLKY-TV & George & Mary Lee Fischer, with a media partner of WLKY-TV.

The Voice-Tribune January Wedding Expo

On Jan. 11, brides and grooms to be mingled with Louisville wedding vendors at The Voice-Tribune’s January Wedding Expo. Held at the Louisville Marriott East, the event allowed couples and their friends to meet with local wedding vendors while sipping champagne.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

Woodland Farm Holiday Party

Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson hosted a spectacular holiday celebration at Woodland Farm on the evening of Dec. 17.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

Forest of Earthly Delights NYE Party

On Dec. 31, 21c Museum Hotel hosted its annual New Year’s Eve bash in the Atrium Gallery. Proceeds from the event benefited Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s Artists in Residence Program.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

New Year’s Eve 2020

Louisvillians rang in the new year at Mellwood Arts Center on Dec. 31. Hosted by Eventris, this spectacular party featured entertainment by Tony & the Tan Lines and DJ K-Dogg.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Culinary & Cocktail Series

Green Remedy CBD presented a specialty dinner at 211 Clover Lane on Dec. 27. Guests had the opportunity to taste test CBD-infused cocktails and food and learn more about Green Remedy’s line of products.

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

The Edge Of Forever At Hermitage Farm

Photography: Andrea Hutchinson

Styling: Liz Bingham

Styling Assistant: Laurie Robertson,
Owner of The Bridal Suite of Louisville

Hair: Audrey Speedy, Drybar Louisville

Makeup: Becca Schell Makeup Artistry

Flowers: In Bloom Again

Models: Hanna Benjamin and
Dominique Joy Thompson

Location: Hermitage Farm

Artelier Nicole Miller pants, $24; Raoul silk top, $42; Talbots tweed jacket, $30, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Ivory fingertip veil with pencil edge by Richard Designs UK, $125, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Earrings from stylist’s personal collection.

Justin Alexander “Kelly” gown in blush pink silk, price upon request; ivory fingertip veil with scalloped edge and crystal detail by Richard Designs UK, price upon request; rose gold hair clip with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal detail, exclusively for The Bridal Suite, price upon request; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79; available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Cubic zirconia ring, $24, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Justin Alexander gown with removable beaded belt, price upon request; waltz-length veil with horsehair edge custom designed by The Bridal Suite, price upon request; hand-beaded Swarovski crystal hair clip, $139; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79; cubic zirconia solitaire pendant necklace set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Rhinestone bracelet, $3, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Artelier Nicole Miller pants, $24; Raoul silk top, $42; Talbots tweed jacket, $30, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Ivory fingertip veil with pencil edge by Richard Designs UK, $125; Richard Designs UK asymmetrical headband with Alençon lace, Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls, $425, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Shoes from model’s personal collection.


Justin Alexander “Jaylee” Italian lace gown, price upon request; single tier veil with embroidered lace, pearls, sequins and rhinestones, $189; rose gold hair clip with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal detail, exclusively for The Bridal Suite of Louisville, price upon request; cubic zirconia pendant cushion-set earrings, $18; available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Cubic zirconia ring, $24, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Eddy K Collection gown, price upon request; Eddy K detachable Alençon lace skirt, price upon request; waltz-length veil with horsehair edge custom designed by The Bridal Suite, price upon request; Justin Alexander hairband, $235; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.

Justin Alexander “Jasmine” gown with detachable train, price upon request; Richard Designs UK satin edge single tier veil, $189; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite of Louisville, $79; cubic zirconia solitaire pendant necklace set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79; beaded hair clip, $139, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.

Justin Alexander “Kelly” gown in blush pink silk, price upon request; ivory fingertip veil with scalloped edge and crystal detail by Richard Designs UK, price upon request; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79; available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Cubic zirconia ring, $24, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.

Vintage Ward Brothers mink fur coat, $275, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment. Richard Designs UK satin edge single tier veil, $189; cubic zirconia solitaire drop earrings set in rhodium by Bejé Jewelry for The Bridal Suite, $79; beaded hair comb, $139, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.

Justin Alexander “Jaylee” Italian lace gown, price upon request; Richard Designs UK faux fur stole with rhinestone clasp, $175; Richard Designs UK re-embroidered lace band, $299, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville.

Justin Alexander Signature Couture “Turin” gown, price upon request; single tier rhinestone edge custom designed veil by The Bridal Suite; cubic zirconia pendant cushion-set earrings, $18, available at The Bridal Suite of Louisville. Yudofsky mink fur coat, $750, available at Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment.