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At First Blush

Madison boutique brings Paris fashions to Southern Indiana

PHOTOS BY PATIENCE DEAN • PATIENCEDEANPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

 

Blush on Main, one of Southern Indiana’s premier boutiques, hosted “Paris Couture,” a fashion show, March 2 at Rembrandts Gallery & Wine Bar in Madison.

The annual fashion spectacular featured runway-worthy styles, including imported Milan styles. The sold-out show has become known for its music, fashion and fun, and garners rave reviews.

Blush on Main, which is owned by Mary Beth Boone, sells upscale clothing, Derby hats , accessories and gala gowns with spot-on style sessions and offers a unique experience through its sister company, The Fashion House, an attached AirBnB. This allows for the ultimate shopping destination, particularly if you opt to stay for the weekend. Guests have the opportunity to be pampered by a stylist and choose from several services at the on-site salon, and enjoy meals prepared by a chef and fresh flowers from French Tulip Florist.


Blush on Main

113 W. Main St. Madison
812.273.7000
Facebook: @blushonmain

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

ENVIABLE ATTIRE

_mg_8279-3WE TOOK OUR DERBY FASHIONS TO ANGEL’S ENVY IN LOUISVILLE FOR AN INDUSTRIALLY-CHIC SHOOT THAT INCLUDED A GLIMPSE OF THE DISTILLERY’S CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER WES HENDERSON AND LEAD DISTILLERY OPERATOR ANDREW HENDERSON

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Christian Watson
STYLING BY Miranda McDonald
SHOT ON LOCATION AT Angel’s Envy Distillery
MODELS: Shantay Chandler, Katya Estes and Ross Wallace


LOCATION

Angel’s Envy Distillery
500 E. Main St.
Louisville
angelsenvy.com
502.890.6300

MAKEUP & HAIR

Strandz Salon and Threadz Boutique
322 Vincennes St.
New Albany
812.945.5480
strandzandthreadz.com

PARTICIPATING BOUTIQUES

Sapphire on Spring Boutique:
326 Spring St.
Jeffersonville
812.920.0017
sapphireboutique.com

Ben Franklin Crafts New Albany
420 New Albany Plaza
New Albany
812.944.1215
benfranklinartsandframing.com

HIM Gentlemen’s Boutique
314 Pearl St.
New Albany
812.595.7752

Strandz Salon and Threadz Boutique
322 Vincennes St.
New Albany
812.945.5480
strandzandthreadz.com


Shantay in CQ by CQ Polka Dot Dress from Sapphire on Spring $78 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.95 / Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 Katya in Print Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 / Bow Tie Blouse from Mariposa

Shantay in CQ by CQ Polka Dot Dress from Sapphire on Spring
$78 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.95 / Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49
Katya in Print Eric Casual Pants from Strandz and Threadz $49 / Bow Tie Blouse from Mariposa

Shantay in CQ by CQ Tan Ruffle Dress from Sapphire on Spring $49 / Black Sheer top from Strandz and Threadz $44.99 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $54.99

Shantay in CQ by CQ Tan Ruffle Dress from Sapphire on Spring $49 / Black Sheer top from Strandz and Threadz $44.99 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $54.99

Katya in Minuet Feather Dress from Sapphire on Spring $89 / Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.99 / Mary Francis Horse Handbag from Sapphire on Spring $260

Katya in Minuet Feather Dress from Sapphire on Spring $89 / Fascinator from Ben Franklin $59.99 / Mary Francis Horse Handbag from Sapphire on Spring $260

Ross in Calvin Klein Sport Jacket $210 / Bonobos Pants $98 / Ledbury Shirt $145 / Johnston Murphy Shoes $169 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $180 / Stetson Hat $200 (all from HIM Boutique)

Ross in Calvin Klein Sport Jacket $210 / Bonobos Pants $98 / Ledbury Shirt $145 / Johnston Murphy Shoes $169 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $180 / Stetson Hat $200 (all from HIM Boutique)

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

Katya in Strut & Bolt Red Jumpsuit from Sapphire on Spring $64 / Black Fascinator from Ben Franklin $49.99

Shantay in Charlie Page Dress from Strandz and Threadz $56.99 / Red Hat from Ben Franklin $53.99

Shantay in Charlie Page Dress from Strandz and Threadz $56.99 / Red Hat from Ben Franklin $53.99

Shantay in Minuet Pink Dress from Sapphire on Spring $48 / CQ by CQ Pink Jacket from Sapphire on Spring $58 / Fascinator from Sapphire on Spring $65

Shantay in Minuet Pink Dress from Sapphire on Spring $48 / CQ by CQ Pink Jacket from Sapphire on Spring $58 / Fascinator from Sapphire on Spring $65

Ross in Paisley and Gray Suit in Navy $300 / Mizzen and Main Shirt $145 / Tie Bar Bow Tie $20 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $200 / Johnston and Murphy Shoes $169 (all from HIM Boutique)

Ross in Paisley and Gray Suit in Navy $300 / Mizzen and Main Shirt $145 / Tie Bar Bow Tie $20 / Ray Ban Sunglasses $200 / Johnston and Murphy Shoes $169 (all from HIM Boutique)

Katya in Minuet Floral Dress from Sapphire on Spring $82 / Strut & Bolt Tan Jacket from Sapphire $54 / Vintage Hat from Mariposa

Katya in Minuet Floral Dress from Sapphire on Spring $82 / Strut & Bolt Tan Jacket from Sapphire $54 / Vintage Hat from Mariposa

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5 Items Every Woman Should Have in Their Wardrobe

FASHION IS CYCLICAL. TRENDS COME AND GO, AND THEN COME BACK AGAIN. HOWEVER, THERE ARE FEW TRENDS THAT RECENTLY MADE THEIR WAY BACK AROUND THAT HAVE SOME SERIOUS STAYING POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR VERSATILITY.

BY MIRANDA MCDONALD | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON

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Pretty Pleats, Please: Yes, my style mavens, pleats are making a comeback. However, think of the high-waisted trousers that Katharine Hepburn made uber chic in the ’30s instead of the unflattering silhouettes often associated with school uniforms. Luckily, pleats are being placed on such a variety of style staples that you can either pay homage to the Hollywood starlet’s enviable style by donning a pair of wide leg trousers with a higher waistline, or you can embrace a more feminine approach by trying out a mid-length dress boasting pleats. Just remember to keep the rest of your look simple so that you aren’t adding unnecessary volume to the rest of your silhouette.

_mg_9101Make It a Mule: If you only invest in one piece of footwear this season, make it a mule. Originating in the 17th century as a slipper and heel hybrid, this versatile shoe is still relevant today. The style can be found on loafers, pumps, sandals and even sneakers. However, it is its ability to effortlessly transition from season to season that has kept it relevant for so many years. Choose a heeled, embellished pair for a night out, or a simple black loafer version for lunch with friends. With the mule, the options are really endless when it comes design and how you wear them.

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The Constant Companion: If there is one accessory that repeatedly makes its way back into our fashion repertoire, it’s the silk scarf. It is a truly versatile accessory that keeps us style mavens coming back for more. Right now, it is all about printed confections. I suggest investing in a piece that boasts a classic floral print in a mostly neutral color palette so that it will transition effortlessly from season to season. Neutral florals also pair nicely with other prints, such as the classic stripe, and even mix well with other florals. Still not sure how to style it? Tie the scarf into your ponytail for an instantly chic look or use it as a headband for something more playful. You can also add some serious panache to a simple top and jeans by donning it around your neck. Fashion should not only be about self-expression, but also about having fun. The silk scarf is a piece that reminds us of that.

_mg_8965A Not So New Neckline: There are few fashion trends from the nineties that truly have a timeless sense of style appeal. The mock neck – a design that resides somewhere between a turtleneck and the crew style – is a collar that was popularized during the era and has been revisited time and time again. For some, this crossbred neckline seems quite confusing, but I believe it is this middle ground that makes the mock neck such a transitional piece. How so? You don’t have to commit to the full turtleneck in the fall and have an extra inch or two of warmth on those cooler days in the spring. Did I also mention that you can easily layer a mock neck for colder weather and still look oh-so-chic? Sounds like a win-win to me.

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Waxing Poetic

screen-shot-2019-03-07-at-4-41-17-pmBody & Brow’s Kate Pridham and her team offer top-notch waxing services – and more – in New Albany.

BY LAURA ROSS | PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN WATSON

If you live in Southern Indiana, you don’t have to travel across the bridge to Louisville for top-notch pampering and excellent services. That’s the message Kate Pridham, owner of Body & Brow Boutique, 141 E. Spring St., wants you to know.

“I am from Louisville and I chased a boy (her husband, John Ashton) across the bridge and fell in love with him and with Southern Indiana,” Pridham said. “I saw the need and opportunity for this type of service in Southern Indiana, and in 2016 I opened a body waxing boutique and specialized in full body waxing for men and women. We focused on a lot of brows and Brazilian waxes, and then started doing makeup lessons and special occasion makeup due to heavy demand.”

As her business grew, Body & Brow added additional services, including a full line of makeup, bridal makeup, air-brush spray tans and more. Customers from across Southern Indiana and Louisville flock to Pridham’s cozy downtown location, which has grown to include six beauty technicians.

“I chose downtown New Albany because I wanted this to be a destination location,” said Pridham, who has also proudly serves an unofficial ambassador for the area and her fellow business owners.

“Customers can get their brows done here, then grab a bite to eat or pop in a boutique like Dress & Dwell – which is across the street – and enjoy their day,” Pridham said. “There are so many small, locally-owned businesses in downtown New Albany. We try to guide our clients elsewhere and support our neighboring businesses.”

Body & Brow aims to provide affordable skin care and pampering for women and men of all ages. “We want people to come in and feel great about themselves at an affordable price,” said Pridham. “We listen to our customers and adapt our services to their needs. We often have entire families come for services, or co-workers, friends – the works. We have several men and high school boys who come in for brow waxes. We even recently did a leg wax for an 87-year-old customer.”

Customer Mary Pat Currin agrees: “My whole family uses this salon, including my boys. It’s usually a family affair when we make an appointment, and the Body & Brow team is so accommodating to our schedule so that we don’t have to make numerous trips. They always explain each service and answer any question we might have. And we always look forward to our appointment because it feels like we are going to catch up with old friends.”

Communication with clients is key in providing the best services, Pridham said. “We deal in a very personal business,” she explained. “I found when I opened my business that people complained about waxing services (conducted) at the shampoo bowl in other salons, so I personalized it and made it private. Every service at Body & Brow is conducted in a private room, in a very discreet environment. As an added touch, after every facial service, we reapply makeup, and put a cooling ointment on your face, so if you’re on your lunch break, no one will know you came here for waxing services.”

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Every technician at Body & Brow is educated as well. “They’re all cosmetologists and go through licensing updates and are required to do continuing education,” Pridham said. “We keep up with all the trends in beauty and service. We’ve even attended a transgender beauty class to learn the special needs there. We are continually updating our business plan every year to focus on the needs and wants of our clients.” Pridham holds numerous certifications herself, including Brazilian waxing, eyelash extensions, threading, lash perming, spray tanning and microblading.

Speaking of trends, Pridham sees 2019 as the year of healthy skin care. “Taking care of your skin is key,” she said. “Move away from the tanning bed and do spray tans instead. Add sunscreen to your routine. Dermaplaning (scraping off the outer most layer of dead skin with a blade) is a huge trend because there is zero down time. It’s a quick service and leaves your skin healthy and glowing. It’s geared toward the working woman and is a fast, efficient service – in and out in 30 minutes.”

In fact, Pridham has recently hired a skin care specialist, Morgan Schmidt, who will focus on dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and clinical-driven facials with proven results. “Morgan joins us in March, and we will have several specials on our social media pages to welcome new clients to Brow & Body for our enhanced skin care services,” she said.

Spring is always a fresh, busy time for Brow & Body. Between prom season, Spring Break, weddings, and Derby time, Pridham and her staff will be hopping.

The ladies at Body & Brow are fabulous and always cheerful and accommodating,” said customer Emily Sprigler. “I look forward to my appointments in their clean, relaxing environment, and I like trying the new products that they always have.”

“Investing in self-care is important,” said Pridham. “You won’t regret it. As beauty professionals, we want women to feel good about themselves.”

Investing in self care is important. -Body & Brow Boutique Owner Kate Pridham

Investing in self care is important. -Body & Brow Boutique Owner Kate Pridham

And, in a cozy, friendly spot in New Albany, regular customers create special relationships. “Our clients tell us that we are like family. In fact, we go to their bridal and baby showers,” laughed Pridham. “It’s an intimate service and environment here. We live their lives with them and become friends and confidants. I love that part of my job.”

Body & Brow Boutique, 141 E. Spring Street in New Albany, is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information about services and to book appointments, call 812.225.9191, visit bodyandbrow.com or follow @bodyandbrow on Facebook and Instagram.

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A New Life

Michelle Wells offers fashion and friendliness at Mariposa Consignments

By Remy Sisk

Photos by Christian Watson

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PULL QUOTE: “We get new items not only daily but hourly.” –Mariposa Consignments owner Michelle Wells

 

In downtown New Albany’s eclectic cultural landscape, Mariposa Consignments sits nestled on Pearl Street between Market and Main. A unique boutique, Mariposa offers an extraordinary range of like-new, vintage and brand-new fashions that vary from high-end to completely affordable. The shop is owned by Michelle Wells, an experienced Southern Indiana retailer and style icon. After a dynamic career in fashion, Wells is more than content to be running her own store, happily serving the residents of Kentuckiana.

 

“My grandmother was a seamstress. She always made our clothes when we were kids, and I think that’s definitely part of how I became interested in fashion,” Wells said.

 

Growing up, she was encouraged by her family to get a job if she wanted to buy her own clothes (her first aspirational purchase at 14 was a pair of Jordache jeans). So, she accepted a position at a Paul Harris clothing store. From then on, Wells was immersed in fashion and has spent three-quarters of her life in the fashion and retail industry.

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Several years ago while working as a manager for a furniture store chain, Wells realized she wanted to do something that made more of a difference in her local community. Consequently, she merged her passions and began operating Hosparus’s Spring Street thrift store. As the shop was relatively small and somewhat off the beaten path of New Albany shopping, Wells knew she had to take action to make this work. She formed relationships with other area consignment stores and greatly enhanced the stock at Hosparus, making it a viable destination for uncommon finds.

 

Wells’s efforts were successful; however, Hosparus eventually disbanded the store. But her work did not go unnoticed. In 2012, Laurie Jacobs, who opened Mariposa in 2010, called Wells and said that she wanted to move on with other ventures in her life. She knew Wells was good at her job and would ensure Mariposa’s survival. Jacobs asked Wells if she wanted the store at no cost. “She literally paid it forward,” Wells recounted. “She wanted it to continue and knew that I knew what I was doing since I’ve been in retail my whole life.”

 

Fast forward six years, and Mariposa is now a fashion staple of downtown New Albany, where Wells and her staff see new customers every day. After working for others throughout her life, Wells has found her place as a store owner and ushered in an era of growth at the shop, which is in no small part due to her business vision and ardent commitment to customer service. “My whole goal is for people to find something really unique, try a new fashion and not spend a fortune on it,” she said. “One of the things I strive for is old world customer service. … Going into the mall, you may not get greeted or you can’t find what you’re looking for or can’t find a salesperson anywhere – we hear that a lot from our customers. And here, regardless of if they’re spending $9 or $400, we treat them all the same – like old friends – and help them find whatever special treat they’re looking for.”

 

Her one tip for first-time and frequent shoppers alike: Come often. “We get new items not only daily but hourly,” Wells said. “We schedule consignments by appointment that are set up every hour, sometimes every half hour, and our goal – the staff and myself – is that it has to be out on the floor within 15 minutes.”

 

With repeat visits, customers will undoubtedly soon develop a diverse, singular wardrobe representative of their own style. And that comes from the top down. Wells’s own style has morphed over time, but she’s proud to wear her fashion sense with pride. “My own style has evolved over the years,” she affirmed. “It used to be probably more preppy and classic, you could say, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had the confidence to wear what I really, really love. I love vintage. My favorite piece is a 1950s housecoat that I wear as a dress. I just love wearing vintage pieces and mixing it up with current fashion or adding a little quirky touch to it.”

 

When customers walk into Mariposa, Wells utilizes this style confidence to encourage others to be open-minded and up for seeing pieces through a different lens – and that all starts with engaging with the shoppers. “You ask questions,” she said. “What is it that they like? And you try to get them to try something a little bit different or think of things in a different way.”

 

Mariposa is constantly stocking the shelves with new pieces. The best way to stay up to date is to follow the shop on Facebook, where photos of special pieces are frequent. For instance, Wells recalled, there was a recent time when she posted a dress online at 9:30 a.m. and not 20 minutes later, a customer, who’d taken an early lunch, bought the dress. If you’re seeking prom wear, keep an eye out January through March, and if your prom-goer finds her dress at Mariposa and lets the store snap a photo, you get 15 percent off the gown.

 

Regardless of what you’re looking for, however, you can be certain that at Mariposa you won’t just be able to explore a fabulous collection of fashions but you also will be treated as if Wells and her staff have known you all their lives.

 

And if you can only buy one thing, Wells said with certainty there is one item everyone should have in their wardrobe: “The best pair of shoes you can buy!”

 

Five Tips for Finding Your Signature Style

By Michelle Wells

  1. Figure out your body type.
  2. Find a celebrity who has your body type and whose clothing you like – not to copy them but to find the designer that makes clothing for your body type.
  3. Find your color palette.
  4. Wear what you LOVE.
  5. Invest in quality.

 

 

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Falling For It

Photos by Christian Watson

Model: Brooklyn Schrink

All clothing and accessories available at Sapphire on Spring Boutique, 326 Spring St. in Jeffersonville • sapphireboutique.com • Use code FREESHIP for free shipping

The beauty of the fickleness of winter and fall often means wet, rainy weather one day, frigid temperatures and snow another, followed by beautiful, sunlit days reminiscent of early spring. No matter the elements, Sapphire on Spring Boutique in downtown Jeffersonville has the fashions to keep you fabulously styled.

Amie Bradford, owner of Amie & Co. Hair Studio

Life-Changing Locks

Amie Bradford, owner of Amie & Co. Hair Studio

Amie Bradford, owner of Amie & Co. Hair Studio

Amie & Co. Hair Studio offers ‘revolutionary’ hair extensions

BY ANGIE FENTON | PHOTO OF AMIE BRADFORD BY PAPER CRANE CINEMA CO | COURTESY BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

screen-shot-2018-08-20-at-3-50-36-am“This hair has literally changed my life,” says Amanda Brooke Jones, a beautiful brunette with locks that flow nearly to her waist.

Jones isn’t being flippant as she flips her tresses over her shoulder and adds, “I’m not kidding. Getting these extensions has been life-changing. … Sometimes all it takes is a little jump start, a little flicker. When you look good, you feel good. It sounds insane, but this hair – it was a catalyst for me. It was the spark that reminded me of who I am. It pulled that confidence and sass back to the surface.”

Hearing such glowing testimonials is the norm for hair stylist Amie Bradford, owner of Amie & Co. Hair Studio in Clarksville, ever since she started offering Natural Beaded Rows™ Hair Extensions (NBR) at her salon.

Many in the beauty industry tout NBR as the most comfortable, natural looking and least-damaging hair extensions on the market. And fashion bloggers have even referred to it as “revolutionary.”

Unlike other methods, the process, which typically takes about four to five hours and includes color and styling, does not involve glue or tape. Instead, extensions are sewn into the hair in rows using only thread and beads, which means removal takes only about five minutes.

The hair used is of “supreme quality,” says Bradford, and can last up to six months.

NBR is “fully customizable” depending on preference of length, thickness and even color, adds Bradford. “For every customer that sits in my chair, I personally customize their NBR experience.”


Amie & Co. Hair Studio

1521 Blackiston Mill Road

Clarksville

502.641-4895

amieandcohair.com

 

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Letter From The Editor

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Much Love. On a personal note, I’d like to congratulate my brother-in-law Billy Applegate and soon-to-be sister-in-law Jyl Hildreth on their upcoming nuptials. These two deserve all the happiness.

The Extol Team is excited to debut our 2nd annual Wedding Issue – but it’s so much more. Yes, you will find a number of pages dedicated to all things wedding, including a gorgeous fashion shoot shot at Hidden Hill Nursery in Utica by photographer Gretchen Bell with styling and creative direction from Miranda McDonald. But you’ll also find articles about art, food, philanthropy, crafts, camping, sports, businesses, events and a heartfelt tribute to one of our favorite interviewees on the very last page.

It’s a good thing we have increased our page count because you’ll probably notice the number of ads have increased, too. Thanks to the support of our advertising partners, we’re able to offer Extol for free throughout the region.

We are especially grateful to Mark Bliss of The Calumet Club and One Southern Indiana – along with all of our additional sponsors – for partnering with us on our Aug. 15 Wedding Issue Launch Party. We hope you’ll join us 5:30 to 8 p.m. that day for the free event. Details are on the page adjacent to this one.

As always, thank you for taking the time to enjoy Extol.

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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 Bell

Creative Direction & Styling by Miranda McDonald

Photographed at Hidden Hill Nursery in Utica

Photo Shoot Assistant: Jessica Malloy

Models: Chelsea Plamp, Abbie Purdie, Savannah George, Kesley Moorefield, Micah Cargin and Keoni Glory


PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS

Location

Hidden Hill Nursery

812.282.0524

1011 Utica Charlestown Road, Utica

hiddenhillnursery.com


Wedding Gowns and Hair Accessories

Laurel Wreath Bridal

812.946.2038

203 W. First Street, New Albany

laurelwreathbridal.com


Bridesmaids Dresses

House of K Boutique

502.640.0049

137 E. Market St., New Albany


Menswear

HIM Gentlemen’s Boutique

812.595.7752

314 Pearl St., New Albany

himgb.com


Jewelry

Koerber’s Fine Jewelry

812.945.5959

3095 Blackiston Mill Road, New Albany

koerbersfinejewelry.com


Hair and Makeup

Strandz & Threadz

812.945.5480

322 Vincennes St., New Albany

strandzandthreadz.com


Floral Arrangements

Nance Floral Shoppe

Designed by Brian Nance

812.945.5225

624 Spring St.

New Albany

nancesfloralshoppe.com


Dishes, Linens and Place Settings

Nance Events

Styling by Brian Nance

502.558.7010

624 Spring St.

New Albany

nancesevents.com


Chairs, Table and Chandeliers

Lux Chair Company

502.558.7010

luxchaircompany.com


Calligrapher

Jenny Garner

etsy.com/shop/PenAndLeaf


Cookies

Rookies Cookies & Cakes

812.948.8858

310 Pearl St., New Albany

www.rookiescookies.net


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Local Love

screen-shot-2018-06-05-at-3-24-02-pmSouthern Indiana has no shortage of locally-owned businesses, and shopping at them can benefit our community as a whole. Spending money at an independent business versus a big box retailer means more cash in our local economy. And there are several environmental benefits too. Local shop owners are more likely to reuse materials and contribute far less to industrial pollution than corporations do. Plus – and this may be the best benefit of all – when you shop local, you’re supporting your neighbors, which feels really good.


TIP: IF YOU CAN MAKE IT A MONTH WITHOUT ADDING TO YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE, SALE STOCK FOR WARM WEATHER APPAREL FULLY BEGINS IN JULY, THOUGH IF YOU WAIT UNTIL AUGUST, YOU’LL FIND STEEP DISCOUNTS AT YOUR FAVORITE CLOTHING BOUTIQUES.