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Forecastle Festival 2016

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Derby 2016 Download

What. A. Weekend. From long days spent at the track and dinners on distillery lawns to after parties than went too late – it was easily one of the longest weekends I’ve had in months, but also one of the best that I’ve had in a while. 

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Thursday Things:
Kentucky Derby 2016

And just like that, they’re off. In honor of the 142nd Run for the Roses I figured I’d dedicate this week’s Thursday Things to the best two minutes in sports. Whether you’re a local, visitor, or someone admiring from afar – I’ve got you covered.  Ben Sollee launched his new…

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Tuesday Tip:
Derby Like A Local

“The Kentucky Derby: the most exciting two minutes in sports..” is something I’ve heard on repeat for as long as I can remember, and besides KFC, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Kentucky used in a sentence. And I get that – we’re no NYC or LA,…

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Saturday Shop:
Scout on Market

The busiest week in Louisville officially begins tomorrow and for many that means ironing out those final details for Kentucky Derby outfit(s) – myself included. I teamed up with I.W. Harper and Scout on Market to score those last minute essentials for what’s sure to be one of the most busy, yet fun…

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The Kentucky Derby with 21c

“Louisville. The only city in the world that parties for two weeks because of a two minute horse race.” If you’re a local you fully understand that statement, and if you’re not familiar with the party that is The Kentucky Derby season here in Louisville then you’re in for a…

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Market Street Barbers

After spending 1800 hours in cosmetology school there’s not much I have not tried my hand at one or two times save giving or receiving a straight razor shave. That is until early last week at Market Street Barbers thanks to the I.W. Harper team. 

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All White

I’m sharing #TideChic in my life as part of a Tide® sponsored series for Socialstars™. I wore an all white outfit to an event and after party, a music festival, and then out for drinks with friends this Saturday, and for once wasn’t afraid of spilling something on myself or…

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In Real Life

The best part about Instagram? The people that I’ve got to meet over the years. I’ve been following Caleb Irvin for years now, and last week I was able to show him and Justin Skeens around the fair city that I call home – Louisville. Which is easily one of my favorite…

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Louisville Eats:

Nulu is hands down one of my favorite neighborhoods in Louisville. It’s packed full of great shopping, places I frequent for one too many cocktails, and they’re also home to the best chocolate chip cookies in town; but up until recently there wasn’t a good in-and-out kind of lunch spot…

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The New Speed

Ray-Ban Glasses | Gap Tee | H&M Shirt | H&M Jeans | Converse Sneakers | Giles & Brother Cuff | Alex and Ani Winding Wrap This weekend the Speed Art Museum held a 30 hour party to celebrate their grand re-opening, and I spent a majority of the day there…

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Saturday Shop:
Luxe Lou Box

Most of y’all have probably seen me talk about Connecting Things Louisville a handful of times, and today I get to share something that was made possible by our monthly event. Because after all, a picture really is worth a thousand words.