Coffee Talk. Cecil Beaton Knows Best

iPhone Pic: My Morning View at Le Moo

This week has been quite intense with everything that is going on locally for Derby. However, even with all the social appointments, deadlines and festivities, I am learning to sit back, enjoy some coffee and be just be grateful.

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

-Cecil Beaton

Eats. Happy Hour Edition

When it comes to winding down after a long week, I often prefer to enjoy a few libations with friends. Recently, I became acquainted with The Corner, a cozy and trendy- both of these dueling aesthetics are represented seamlessly- lounge located on the ground floor of Aloft Hotel.

The bites, such as the Crispy Brussels, are truly palatable, and the mixologists are as knowledgable in the art of drink-making as any that you would see in the competing bigger cities. Plus, on certain nights of the week, the establishment has live music to accompany your cocktail of choice, and that alone was enticing enough for me.

See their full menu here.

My Photography. What Dreams May Come

Gunnar Deathrage for Extol Magazine

Ph: Miranda McDonald (owned by Extol Magazine) 

Last month, I had the opportunity to shoot my second fashion editorial for print, and interview the uber talented Project Runway alum, Gunnar Deathrage. His collection, titled The Bird Lady, is the perfect mix of structure and whimsical, and made me realize just how important the perfect piece of outerwear truly is in this mad world of fashion.

*See my full interview with the designer, and fashion editorial here

Eats. Brunch at Butchertown Grocery

There is no shortage of waffles in Louisville. In fact, almost every menu in the city boasts some variation of the culinary staple; each being more extravagant in its preparation than the next. However, the new local restaurant, Butchertown Grocery, has stripped the waffle down to it’s original form, topped it with a dollop of molasses honey butter and syrup, and served it up with all the flavor, and none of the fuss.

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