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CADELLA’S FAVORITE THINGS

Nov. 14 • Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant in Starlight

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Lori Unruh and the Cadella’s team hosted a VIP event for 100 people who paid $100 each to attend, with proceeds benefiting Miles for Merry Miracles. Attendees also received “Cadella’s favorite things” – gifts from numerous local businesses.

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Picture Perfect

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_24_Image_0001By Laura Ross

Photos by Christian Watson

When tinkering turns terrific, magic happens – and a business is born.

That’s the lesson Lori Unruh discovered when she took her hobby and turned it into Cadella’s, a thriving jewelry design business.

“I started tinkering around making handmade jewelry gifts for friends and family, and once I saw the joy the jewelry brought them, I realized I needed to take this hobby to a larger scale,” said Unruh, a Southern Indiana native and mom of two wildly talented kids – Ella, 15, and Cade, 14 – who lives in Floyds Knobs with her husband, Chad, CEO of MAC Construction.

Cadella’s, which is a compilation of the names of Unruh’s teens, offers handcrafted jewelry, including bangles, cuffs and necklaces, with interchangeable photo tiles chosen by customers that often feature families, friends, and furry loved ones. It’s a unique design that Unruh created and, recently, patented, too.

A successful hairdresser for 18 years, Unruh decided to take time off about five years ago and focus solely on raising her children. To keep her creative juices flowing, the avid photographer designed bangle bracelets for fun, using photos of her children and friends placed in tiny frames. She later developed the concept of the interchangeable photo tiles and tried out the designs on her friends and family.

“I would host parties at first where friends would customize their bracelets,” she explained. “As the jewelry got out there, boutiques reached out, but there was just no way to customize the bangles without coming up with a design to make interchangeable photos. I worked for a year on the design with some amazing people, trying out molds until we found the design, which allows people to interchange their blessings and memories into different pieces of jewelry.”

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Unruh started with bangles and then added leather and fur cuffs, necklaces and even cuff bands that fit the Apple Watch. The photo tiles, which are designed and personalized online, fit into tiny picture frames crafted onto the jewelry. Once created, boutiques lined up with more than 40 shops in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan selling the Cadella’s line. Unruh and her team also designed an online shop (www. cadellas.com) and sales skyrocketed.

“It makes for such a unique piece of jewelry ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_23_Image_0004because you can constantly change the photos to fit your memories,” said Unruh. “If you have a child in sports, you can wear a sports photo. If you’re a grandparent, you can change out different grandchildren, or if you are going out with your girlfriends, you can wear pictures reflecting your friendship.”

Customers select their jewelry, either in boutiques or online, then edit and upload their photos to Cadella’s website. Unruh’s team creates the photo tiles in-house and ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_25_Image_0002ships them to customers within three to five business days. “That’s the beauty of this,” she said, “If you have a special event coming up, you can always add new uploaded photos, and we’ll send them to you quickly.”

An entrepreneur at heart, Unruh has shared Cadella’s success with the Southern Indiana community. She launched the Cadella’s Favorite Things fundraiser in November, where she partnered with several local businesses to give away 100 items per business to 100 guests who paid $100 each to attend the fundraiser held at Joe Huber’s Family Farm. “It’s a spin on Oprah’s Favorite Things, where guests take home unique gifts,” said Unruh. “All proceeds went toward Miles for Merry Miracles in support of the Southern Indiana Angel Tree program.”

ExtolMag_30_FINAL_Page_26_Image_0002As 2020 dawns, Unruh is looking forward to a busy year with her jewelry, which she calls “inside-out love lockets.”

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“Your blessings are on the outside for all to see,” she said. “Photo albums get stored away, but with Cadella’s, you have a fashionable way to wear the memories. You can take photo memories that otherwise might fade away, wear them as jewelry and be reminded of the blessings every day.”


A FEW OF HER FAVORITE THINGS: Lori Unruh

It’s not raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but Lori Unruh has much to be thankful for this year. She leapt at the chance to share some of her favorite things.

My absolute favorite thing of all: Being a mom and wife, and snuggling with my children, Cade and Ella.

My favorite guilty pleasure: A cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer and a peanut butter bagel dipped in Nutella each morning.

My favorite way to find quiet time: A daily dose of hot yoga.

My favorite reason for laughing: Listening to my two witty teenagers figure out life challenges (I learn from them daily).

My favorite kind of evening: I adore my girlfriends and cherish laughing over dinner with them.

My favorite charitable cause: Of course, it’s my Cadella’s Favorite Things event! It’s an amazing event that spoils everyone who attends with gifts donated by some of the most generous professional and business owners in our community. Most importantly, 100% of the ticket sales go to a chosen charity in our community.

My favorite poem:

Time Tested Beauty Tips

By Sam Levenson

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

CONNECT WITH CADELLA’S

@cadellasjewelry on Instagram

@cadellas on Facebook

Cadellas.com

Blue suit available at Dillard’s; blouse and metallic shoes available at Stella’s Resale.

Business 101 – Fashion Up and Forward

From casual to kempt – and everything in between – here’s what’s hot this autumn.

Photography by Clay Cook

Styling: Miranda McDonald

Model: Alex Duke

Hair and Makeup: Anastasia Gerdes

Assistant: Emily Frye, Sean Reagan


Jumpsuit available at Dillard’s; Express blouse from stylist’s personal collection.

Jumpsuit available at Dillard’s; Express blouse from stylist’s personal collection.

Blue suit available at Dillard’s; blouse and metallic shoes available at Stella’s Resale.

Blue suit available at Dillard’s; blouse and metallic shoes available at Stella’s Resale.

Coat, t-shirt and jeans all available at Dillard’s.

Coat, t-shirt and jeans all available at Dillard’s.

Yellow lace dress available at Dillard’s

Yellow lace dress available at Dillard’s

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Be Our Guest

We sent our resident explorer, JD Dotson, in search of the perfect wedding gifts that will land you on the greatest guest list 

PHOTOS & STORY BY JD DOTSON 

Always looking for the perfect wedding gift that is sentimental or functional (or both!), I have a tendency to skip buying the single salad fork on the registry and look for something special for the couple of the hour. I 100% get the importance of a gift registry, especially if the couple is someone I barely know or just starting out in adulting life together. But I also 100% trust my instincts on giving thoughtful gifts to people I love and in no way have waited until the last minute when the only thing left on the registry is a $600 Vitamix. So, here are a few of my faves that will help land you on the unofficial “Greatest Guest” list you know couples compile. 

 

extolmag_28_ad_final_page_052_image_0002Set of 3 galvanized steel hearts, $19.99 

Ceramic You and Me Dish, $3.99 each 

Instantly feeling the need to redo everything in my house, I had to remind myself to stay focused when I go to PC Home Center. Anything a young couple starting a home together might need can be found in this store. From paint, flooring, windows, cabinets to entire kitchen installations and really cool lighting features, PC Home Center offers gift cards in any denomination to get the project started. Not one to just toss a gift card at a couple without something to open, I found this galvanized steel heart set of three containers, and a couple of “you and me” ceramic ring dishes to compliment. 

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For the bicycle enthusiast couple on your gift list, I fell in love with this Cycle Gathering Table. I even have the perfect spot picked out at home and don’t mind a belated wedding present. 

Cycle Gathering Table $559.99 


PC Home Center 

123 Cherry St., New Albany | 812.944.4444

www.pchomestores.com


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_053_image_0002The blank page cut out letter books have the look of vintage, classic readers digests. They come in a wide and wild variety of cover designs, all 26 letters of the alphabet and the ampersand. Combine the initials of the couple, spell out LOVE, the last name, any romantic word for a functional, customizable and fun gift. 

Everyone needs that chip and dip tray for fancy entertaining. The couple are full-on adults — no more cutting the top of the bag off and screwing off the lid. It is time to actually elevate the chips and dips when company calls. The Nora Fleming line of platters, cake stands, serving trays and chip and dip bowls can be accessorized with “decorative minis.” Every kind of theme is available from summer fun, holidays, baby, even a tiny ceramic zombie hand and they all easily attach to the dish. 

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Nora Fleming Chip and Dip Platter, $43.20 

 

Decorative Minis, $11.66 each 


Ben Franklin Crafts 

420 New Albany Plaza, New Albany | 812.944.1215

www.benfranklinartsandframin.com


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_054_image_0001The best way to get your foodie friends to invite you over for a post-honeymoon meal is to get them amazing things they can use in the kitchen. I love a multifaceted theme gift, and The Olivet delivered. I discovered The Oil and Vinegar Lovers Cookbook by Emily Lycopolus and picked a variety of exotic goodies (Rose’ Wine Balsamic, Blood Orange Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Hawaiian Black Lava Salt and a Citrus Peel Rub) and topped off the gift with a locally-handmade wooden cutting board by Wayne Pepin. I may have had some chocolate and macarons while I shopped. Don’t judge. 

 

Cookbook, $29.95 2 oz. bag of spices or salts, $7 each or three for $18 

375 ML Balsamics, $18.95 

200 ML Olive Oil, $13.95 

Cutting Board, $79.95 


The Olivet 

37 Bank St., New Albany | 812.913.4430 | www.theolivet.com 


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_055_image_0001Georgetown boy meets the love of his life in Clarksville. Wedding toasts follow in the stemless wine glass with etched zip codes. No matter what area the couple grew up in or plan to call home, zip code glasses can be special ordered. 

$9.99 each 

extolmag_28_ad_final_page_055_image_0002The rustic, simple and sweet couple, hand-carved out of wood, painted and embellished is ready to be taken to their new home. Sold individually, they are perfect for every couple. 

$30 each; $60 for the couple 


Madhouse 

151 E. Spring St., New Albany | 812.924.7728 www.madhousena.com 


Walking into True North makes me want to get remarried and put so much hand-made beautiful stuff on my list. I fell in love with the simple driftwood candle holder by Mack Dryden, even though my IKEA coffee table would do it justice. Depending on how much you loved me and my significant other, you could throw in the gorgeous Paul Weddington coffee table it sits on and I wouldn’t hate that one bit. 

extolmag_28_ad_final_page_056_image_0003Driftwood Candle Holder, $45 

Table, $475 

extolmag_28_ad_final_page_056_image_0002Every home should have that beautiful tea set that comes out on special occasions. Dallas Wooten’s soda-fired ceramic tea set deserves a spot in a glass cabinet and carefully taken out when people you love stop in for tea. A really beautiful, functional work of art is an ideal gift. 

Tea set, $120 


True North 

137 E. Market St., New Albany | 502.873.868

www.shoptruenorth812.com


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_057_image_0001The stacks of books that have been on my side tables and coffee table for the past 12 years are the ones I keep telling myself I am going to read. I found a stack of books at LL&A that make the reading quick, easy and perfect for the happy couple. “I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me” will now be stuck in your head as well. Top off the gift with a bottle of wine and a congratulatory bottle topper and get yourself out on the dance floor. 

 

Bottle Toppers, $18 

Book Stack $ 172 


LL&A Interior Design 

247 Spring St., Jeffersonville | 812.282.6606

www.leslielewisdesign.com 


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_058_image_0005There is nothing wrong with pre-wedding gift giving. You want the couple to look and feel good on their wedding day, and gift cards to Body & Brow Boutique will take care of both of them head to toe. Facial and body waxing, male waxing, tanning, facials and even makeup application are available. I thought treating the couple to a nice soak with some bath bombs for after the big day would be a good way to start spending the rest of their lives together. 

Gift cards available in any denomination, price list available on the website. 

Bath Bombs, $6.50 


Body & Brow Boutique 

141 E. Spring St., New Albany | 812.225.9191

www.bodyandbrow.com


extolmag_28_ad_final_page_059_image_0005Great as a pre-wedding gift to be used at a reception perhaps, the Love Jar by Gratitude Jars comes with 250 blank foil embossed Love cards. Guests can leave a love note in the jar as a keepsake for the couple after the wedding. Great minds think alike: the Love Jar is one of Oprah and my favorite things, too. 

Love Jar $45.00 

extolmag_28_ad_final_page_059_image_0006Love is Love is Love in these beautifully sweet rendered wedding mugs. Love is a lot of things and I hope every morning starts off the day right with a good cup of coffee with the one you love. 

Coffee Mug, $15 


Regalo 

234 Pearl St., New Albany | 812.542.6567 | www.regaloart.com


 

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The Legend of the Laurel Wreath!

OK, so we are being a bit dramatic. There is not really a huge “legend” behind our Laurel Wreath branding — but there is a story to it. 

A laurel wreath is simply a round wreath made of connected leaves and branches of the bay laurel plant. It’s a symbol of triumph or victory that dates to Greek Mythology. In ancient times, wreaths were awarded to victors in athletic competitions. They were also a symbol of martial victory in Rome and were used to crown a successful commander during his triumph. In modern idiomatic usage, it refers to a victory. extolmag_28_ad_final_page_025_image_0002

So, why in the world did we name our bridal boutique Laurel Wreath Bridal? For owner Laurie Haag, it came about quickly after exhausting all the cliche “bridally” sounding names. After careful consideration, she thought, “What is more personal that says something about me?” Well, her name is Laurie. She has four daughters. At least with two of those daughters she considered the name Laurel. But she always ended up steering away from it because for one, Laurel was a pretty unique name back in the late 80s and 90s, and this was back before unusual names were really all the rage. Plus, she thought, Laurie and Laurel — and their grandpa’s name being Larry — maybe was a little too much. Larry, Laurie, Laurel sounded like a recipe for disaster when it came to family functions or in the public when people would get all that confused. So, she always ended up changing her mind. extolmag_28_ad_final_page_025_image_0001

But, when she had the opportunity to revisit the name for her business, she seized it. She thought it was an excellent way to give a nod to the fact that her bridal shop was her new “baby” that would need lots of nurturing and love along the way. The connotation of a laurel wreath just sounded pretty. Plus, Laurie really loved the idea of it signifying victory! So, for us, Laurel Wreath is a way of celebrating the victory in the dress search. We love to help brides find the perfect gown for their day. Each bride receives an special wreath of her own at their dress pick up. It’s just a small touch, that for us is a way of personalizing your dress victory and welcoming you into the Laurel Family! 

 

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SAPPHIRE BOUTIQUE PRE-DERBY PARTY

April 12 • Jeffersonville

Photos by Bailey Boyd

Sapphire Boutique held its inaugural pre-derby fashion show and party on their back patio at the 326 Spring Street location in historic downtown Jeffersonville. The head-turning affair thrilled guests with the latest in spring, summer and Derby fashions.

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BREAKAWAY DANCING

May 14 • Horseshoe Southern Indiana

Photos by Christian Watson 

The second annual BreakAway Dancing event benefited New Albany’s home for women recovering from addiction 

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1SI 2019 ONE AWARDS

April 11 • Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard’s

Photos by Christian Watson

More than 300 guests attended One Southern Indiana’s 2019 ONE Awards ceremony. Winners were selected by a panel of judges and online polling.The program recognized finalists in six business categories who were showcased in customized videos before representatives of each award’s sponsor announced the winners.

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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