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Editor’s Note | October 2017

screen-shot-2017-09-22-at-3-29-28-pmHARVEST OF GOLD may be the theme of Harvest Homecoming 2017, but in this issue you’ll also find a common thread about what makes the New Albany festival so special: family, friends, food and fun.

The Extol Magazine team is excited to be one of this year’s platinum sponsors of Harvest Homecoming as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and continues to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors – and dollars – to our local community…and beyond.

Happy Harvest Homecoming! Here’s to the next 50 years!

screen-shot-2017-09-22-at-3-29-34-pmSO WORTH IT

I’ve never been a fan of laborious morning routines, especially now that I have a toddler. I’d much rather eat breakfast with her than spend time applying makeup or painstakingly straightening my hair. So, I’m always eager to find ways to make my beauty routine easier.

That’s why I tried microblading, a simple semi-permanent procedure that has given me back the eyebrows of my youth and allowed me to throw away my brow pencils. I had my procedure done by Kate at Body & Brow Boutique, 37 Bank St. #9 in the Underground Station in New Albany, and couldn’t be happier with the results. To see a video about the process and my experience, go to extolmag.com. You can also find experts at microblading at J. Nicolle Salon & Spa, 113 E. Market St. in New Albany.

screen-shot-2017-09-22-at-3-30-18-pmJOHN AND KATE + 1

Speaking of Body & Brow, Kate, who owns the waxing boutique, and her husband, John, have made the decision to adopt a little one through Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana, which partners with St. Elizabeth, a wonderful organization that continues to give hope and change lives.

As some of you know, I was adopted as an infant, so it should come as no surprise that I have a heart for those who choose to walk the path of adoption – birth parents and adopters alike – which isn’t always easy.

For months now, I have been following Kate and John’s adoption journey at johnandkateplusone.com. It’s a heartwarming, informative, honest site that includes readers on their journey. I encourage you to check it out.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read Extol. Your support means so much.

Yours truly,

Angie Fenton

Editor in Chief

Editor’s Note | August 2017

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Microblading at Body & Brow Boutique means buh-bye bald brows!

Microblading at Body & Brow Boutique means buh-bye bald brows!

Try a lash lift at J. Nicolle Salon & Spa.

Try a lash lift at J. Nicolle Salon & Spa.

MY HUSBAND and I will celebrate our third wedding anniversary on Oct. 4. Once again, we’ll dress up in our wedding attire and head to Culbertson Mansion, which is where we had our wedding photos taken by Tony Bennett and have continued to do so every year. At first, it seemed like a silly tradition to start, especially because I was pregnant and exhausted, and we were overwhelmed with the thought of being new parents. But when we had the photos taken the following year – this time with our infant daughter and a vow to reflect what our marriage was like at that time – we treasured them and can’t wait to do it again.

No one ever said marriage was easy. On particularly tough days, I’ll look at those photos for a few moments and recall the reasons why I love my husband. It’s funny how gazing at the images can quickly make me forget why I was ever upset in the first place.

As you peruse these pages, you’ll find dozens of photos and stories, most of which are beautiful tales about love and matrimony. You’ll also find a couple pieces about loss and how to move forward. It’s so easy to take our loved ones for granted. My hope is that this, our inaugural wedding issue, offers a gentle reminder of that fact.

Be sure to flip past the wedding section so you don’t miss the features on Match, the new cigar and bourbon bar in New Albany, the Carnegie Center and the New Albany Historic Homes Tour.


I recently tried microblading at Body & Brow Boutique with owner Kate Ashton. A form of permanent makeup, Kate etched hair-like lines into my brows to cover up where I’ve lost hair over the years and add pigment, which eliminates the need for eyebrow powder, gel or pencil. I’ll share my before and after photos in the next issue once I get my final touch up. But I already couldn’t be more thrilled. Body & Brow Boutique • 37 Bank St. #9 • New Albany • 812.225.9191 • www.bodyandbrow.com 

J.Nicolle Salon & Spa offers a variety of services, including – now – a lash lift. While I haven’t tried it yet, several friends have and they’re raving about the natural process that adds curl and definition. • J. Nicolle Salon & Spa • 113 E. Market St. • New Albany • 812.944.4050 • www.jnicollesalon.com

As always, thanks for picking up Extol.


Yours truly,

Angie Fenton

Editor in Chief