Raised in Houston, I have called Louisville home for the last 14 years. So when you see certain phrases in my broken Spanish, or maybe a preference for hot sauce and big hair, you will know where these things are coming from. In my former life, I worked in television news and then in development and marketing for the Speed Art Museum. I have stayed at home for the last ten years raising my three children. I reconnected with Liza Graves, co-founder of StyleBlueprint and sorority sister at Vanderbilt, through Facebook (see it is good for something). I started reading her blog and talking about it with my girlfriends. Who knew I would be working there within one year of that happening?
The way I see it, the criteria for writing for a style blog are as follows. Likes to write, check. Likes taking pictures, um, half check. Likes clothes, beauty, fashion and shopping, check. Likes meeting people and getting out the community, check. Likes food, check. Likes decor (if I don’t have to do it myself), check. Likes discovering and promoting local treasures in Louisville, check. Is very curious by nature, triple check.
Though I like writing about all of these wonderful, stylish things, you will most often see me in my true authentic disguise, which is my exercise clothes (without having exercised) or in my car transporting someone to some activity. My closet is overflowing with clothes and I can never find anything to wear. My billboard is littered with recipes I know I’ll never get around to trying. And I have an entire drawer devoted to fabric samples for furniture that I’ll probably never recover. But a girl can dream, right?!? So what I’m saying is, I’m just like you, but writing for StyleBlueprint let’s me live vicariously through people who are actually making style happen. Most importantly, it is providing me, and I hope you, with inspiration to discover our personal style and to discover all that Louisville has to offer.Google+ Profile
On Thursday, October 17-Saturday, October 19, The Fashion Post will hold a custom trunk show featuring tailored clothing from H. Freeman, Southwick and Jack Victor plus Gitman Bros. dress shirts. During this special event, customers may choose from hundreds of suit, sportcoat and dress shirt swatches and design their own garments.Read More
The Louisville Jack-O-Latern Spectacular event will run until November 2 at Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily. Hours are from dusk to midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on the weekends.Read More
On October 20, Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more. Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all.Read More
Guest blogger Elizabeth Myers of Epicurious Louisville scours the local scene for all things pumpkin: The Sweet, The Savory and The Sippers.Read More
On November 9 and 10, My Girlfriend’s Closet will host their second consignment sale. October 26 is the deadline to register if you are a seller.Read More
Thursday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Bernheim Forest is the public opening of the new sculpture dedicated to Barry Bingham, entitled Earth Measure. Constructed and carved entirely out of massive blocks of stacked limestone, Louisville sculptor, Matt Weir, created the piece in honor of Barry Bingham Jr.’s life and service.Read More
Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. is the Ermenegildo Zegna Fall 2013 Trunk Show at Rodes for Him, in their new Zegna shop. Choose a beautifully tailored suit from stock or create your own look from the Made to Measure program.Read More
Have you seen St. John’s collection lately? It is lovely. Really. They have a new designer and the fall collection was divine. It’s not just your grandmother’s suiting anymore. Come check out the Spring 2014/Resort Collection at Rodes for Her on October 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and then again on October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information click...Read More
It’s your time or your money, as the old saying goes. Turns out that hiring it out is usually cheaper than doing it yourself. Here are ten things to hire out. (Image via ironingservicestamworth.com)Read More
To recapture the spirit and enthusiasm the Brown Hotel’s opening day on Oct. 25, 1923, the 90-year-old hotel will host a Roaring ‘20s Dinner Dance in the English Grill on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their 1920s best for the fun and festive event. Travel back in time to the Roaring ‘20s with live jazz music and authentic Prohibition-era food and beverages.Read More