Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shot of Bourbon Tees

Not long ago, we found a sentiment that expressed our commitment to being unique and memorable, as well as our love of Kentucky's signature spirit!

In fact, we loved the saying so much that we're having it printed on a t-shirt!!

A vintage-style, unisex t-shirt, suitable for girls or guys. One that looks great with jeans, seersucker shorts, or your favorite maxi skirt. 

Check out our new online store to pre-order yours today!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The HerKentucky Guide to Louisville's Best Apps

Remember when you first got a smart phone or tablet, and you added as many apps as you could find, only to learn that several were just useless?  These days, there are so many apps that are truly worth your time, and I'm thrilled to have found several that enhance day-to-day life here in Louisville. (And did I mention that these are all free?)

  • Louisville Mobile: Pay your parking tickets or water bill, get the latest news from the city government, find a park, or check your favorite restaurant's latest inspection grade
  • Louisville Love: Adds handcrafted type and iconography to photos taken in and around Louisville.
Photo taken at Louisville Stoneware's new showroom; typeface by Louisville Love app
  • American Express America's Cuisine -- Louisville: Ratings, descriptions, and more for your favorite restaurants. (You may want to double-check for accuracy, though. This one keeps breaking my heart by claiming that Lynn's Paradise Cafe is still around!
  • The Urban Bourbon Trail Passport: Want to explore Louisville's distilleries? This app gives you all the info you need! Find local distilleries, learn about local spirits, and even find some fun new cocktail recipes!

  • Louisville Family Fun: The best local events for families. Android app available now; iPhone coming soon.
What apps do you use to navigate your city?
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Lexington Women Chefs "Women in World Cuisine" Dinner

I recently heard about a really cool event that's happening tomorrow night in Lexington, y'all.

The Lexington Women Chefs "Women in World Cuisine" Dinner consists of six courses, each prepared by a local female chef. The event promises an array of world cuisine, with a portion of each $50 ticket benefitting the Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse.

How fun is that? Good food, cooked by talented local female chefs, and raising funds for an incredibly important cause!

The dinner will be held tomorrow night, Tuesday July 22nd, at 6 p.m. at Brasabana, located at 841 Lane Allen Road. For reservations, call 859-797-8461.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Follow Your Dreams Friday: 5 Questions with Miss Kentucky 2013 Jenna Day

Miss Kentucky 2013 Jenna Day did a fantastic job of representing our state this year! The beautiful, talented, and down-to-earth Louisville native and UK student has been an amazing ambassador for the Bluegrass State this year, and we can't wait to see what she does next!

HK:Tell us a little about yourself.
JD: My name is Jenna Day. I am originally from Louisville Kentucky, but I moved to Lexington to attend the University of Kentucky. There I am a political science major and will begin my senior year this fall. A year ago I was crowned Miss Kentucky 2013 and I have taken a sabbatical from school to work for The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s “Kentucky Proud” campaign, During my year I was able to make hundreds of appearances, talk to over 60,000 students, and countless individuals. This past weekend I crowned the new Miss Kentucky who will continue on where I have left off, encouraging young people to buy local and create a healthier life for themselves.

HK: When did you first set your sights on the Miss Kentucky crown?
JD: I had dreamt about the title of Miss Kentucky for a long time. In fact all of the women in my family competed for the title. My mother completed when she was young, my older sister competed, I even have an aunt who competed. When I became old enough, I decided to follow in their footsteps. However, it was never about the crown. It was always about the lives I could reach with the job.

HK: What is it like to hear your name being announced as the new Miss Kentucky?
JD: There is no other feeling like it. Years of hard work pay off. I still feel so unbelievably blessed to have had this opportunity.
Jenna dons the Miss Kentucky crown for the last time before the 2014 pageant. 
HK: What’s next for you?
JD: I will be finishing my degree at the University of Kentucky, continuing some of my advocacy projects, and praying that the Lord will direct my paths. Additionally I will be starting my own communications consulting business, because I believe in helping young women find their voice and establish their own leadership style. What is most exciting about living this dream and passing on the title of Miss Kentucky is that now I get to go and find a new dream. 

HK: What advice do you have for girls who dream of becoming Miss Kentucky?
JD: Get involved, start attending some prelims to learn the ropes, and then dive in. Just remember, the most important thing is to be yourself.
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The Wisdom of Dr. Gonzo

Today is the anniversary of Hunter S. Thompson's birth.

In honor of the weird and often wonderful writer and Louisville native, here are a few of my favorite nuggets of his Gonzo wisdom.

  • Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.

  • The writer must be a participant in the scene... like a film director who writes his own scripts, does his own camera work, and somehow manages to film himself in action, as the protagonist or at least the main character.
  • Democracy as a system has evolved into something that Thomas Jefferson didn't anticipate.
  • As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.

Have a weird, wild, and wonderful weekend, y'all. It's what Dr. Thompson would do.

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