Extol Cover Stories


Work It: How to elevate your office attire

By Miranda McDonald Photo by Gretchen Bell Style mavens in the know are throwing out the stuffy rules of dressing for work and embracing a whole new attitude when it comes to being fashionable yet still business appropriate. Here are a few simple tips for taking your office look from drab to modern and chic….Read More


Dress for Your Success

Photography by Gretchen Bell Creative Direction & Styling by Miranda McDonald Surely, clothes don’t make the man or woman – or do they? A number of recent studies have found donning more formal work attire can lead to increased productivity, heightened attention of how you treat others and more favorable first impressions. The findings only…Read More

Family Business Center Interim Director Brittany Boone

Ensuring Survival

University of Louisville Family Business Center supports generations of businesses By Remy Sisk Photos by Christian Watson “There’s a sense of comfort in talking to someone else in a family business who understands some of the dynamics. There’s a feeling of, ‘Oh, I’m not the only one who has these issues.’” – University of Louisville…Read More


Business 101

Local leaders share secrets to success, advice and goals for our region Photos by Christian Watson, Tony Bennett & Danny Alexander   This is an exciting time for Southern Indiana, a region that is filled with business professionals striving to make our community better in myriad ways, from economic development and job creation to philanthropic…Read More


Make It Work

How to transform your space into and ideal home office   In 2017, nearly 44 percent of working Americans reported spending at least some time working from home and the number is only going to increase. If you don’t have the proper space that lends itself to productivity, focusing on the task at hand can…Read More


A Bridal Wonderland

Because wedding season is always magical, we revisited the classic fairytale of Alice in Wonderland to showcase this season’s bridal offerings. All you need is a touch of lace, some embellished accents and the simple use of your imagination to join Alice and the Mad Hatter at their tea party in Wonderland. Photography by Gretchen…Read More



By Angie Fenton Photos by Danny Alexander BAKING DYNAMO WINS MESA’S FIRST-EVER KIDS BAKING COMPETITION Lydia Sprigler rushed into MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen in downtown New Albany, her face flushed, hair pulled back into a tight ponytail, carrying the now-cold sweet bread she’d baked to audition for the venue’s inaugural Kids Baking Competition. The Highland Hills…Read More



BY ANGIE FENTON Photos by Christian Watson shot at The Pepin Mansion, 1003 E. Main St. in New Albany • thepepinmansion.com NEW ALBANY BASKETBALL STAR SHARES HIS FAVORITE MUSIC, OFF-COURT COLLEGIATE PLANS AND ADVICE FOR YOUNG FANS THERE IS NO QUESTION about the most popular issue Extol has ever published. A year and a half…Read More


A Voice and a Face

Sarah Jordan looks back and ahead on her career. Story by Remy Sisk Photos of Sarah Jordan by Danny Alexander Styling by Miranda McDonald Hair and Makeup by Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique Clothing courtesy Sapphire on Spring Boutique and Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique Photos shot at Double Barrel, 147 E. Main St. in New Albany If…Read More


Reality PD

Jeffersonville’s Sgt. Denver Leverett is a fan favorite on A&E’s “Live PD” By Jim Nichols | Photos by Christian Watson and courtesy A&E Check out social media most weekend nights and chances are you’ll see someone talking about “Live PD.” That’s because A&E’s hit show frequently features the Jeffersonville Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s…Read More