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family and I (a total of 11 people, aged 5 to 55) visited Titanic. I’m sure you have heard thousands of times how wonderful the attraction is, but I wanted to let you know what this meant to my family. My father passed away on June 20. This loss devastated not only our family, but a huge part of the community as well, as he was a well respected business man & mentor. He was a huge Titanic buff & collector. On Father’s Day every year I gave him a Titanic gift. The trip was the last family trip he had planned for us & we wanted to honor him by keeping to those plans. He would have been amazed at the exhibit. All of the children loved it as well. You kept their interest & conveyed the beauty and tragedy of this event in such a special way. They all said that they could now understand why Papa was so fascinated by the Titanic.

When we placed the rose petals in the box, we all offered prayers for my Father, as well as for all of those aboard the Titanic. To know that when those petals are placed at the Titanic resting place next year makes us feel that a part of him will rest there as well. He would have liked that as well. Thank you all so much for giving us one beautiful memory in the midst of our sorrow. Thank you. — Tammie from Jonesboro, GA.

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58 | HOME FEATURE: This Bold House



TEXT Cara Seviers

This modern abode balances dramatic angles and clean lines with the softening effect of natural elements for an attractive fusion of design. fall fashion:



TO LOVE all season


lth Issue Special Section: Hea al-inspired Entertaining: A carniv children’s birthday

ON THE COVER A modern jewel with stunning angles and natural warmth.

37 | SPECIAL: THE HEALTH ISSUE At Home Tennessee’s annual health issue features helpful advice from the area’s top experts in.

20 | FASHION: Six looks to love all season The season’s chic lineup of must-have pieces includes a bevy of striking separates in scarlet hues, lustrous faux fur vests, ladylike black lace and the essential statement coat. Update your wardrobe with one of these stylishly affordable looks.

See page 58 Photography by Fell Merwin

88 | ENTERTAINING: The Main Event A spectacularly designed and fun-filled celebration that entertains guests young and old

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50 30 | beauty Fall trends from the runway

Red lips, bold eyes and the season’s hottest nail colors

32 | health Making Strides Against Breast Cancer


Join the fight against breast cancer and walk in one of three events hosted by Tennessee and the American Cancer Society this month

54 | at home with Bob Plunk

TEXT HALLIE McKAY—Director of Development at Methodist Healthcare Foundation on developing commitment to the healing mission


102 | see & do Gifts That Do Good


Make a contribution to the community by attending one of these holiday shopping extravaganzas

74 | garden Fall into October

TEXT Andrew Pulte

Cooler temperatures signal a gardener’s call to action

78 | community Loudon County

TEXT Becky Newbold

Designated as “Lakeway to the Smokies, “ this area just west of Knoxville boasts some of the most pristine waterfront properties in east Tennessee.


50 | travel Universal Studios, Orlando


Adventure awaits at this signature family destination

66 | design Living with Children


Inspiring style and great products for the kid’s room

96 | cooking Halloween High Jinks

TEXT Jane Gaither

A tradition of family tricksters and a surprisingly sweet popcorn treat

94 | dining out Kid-Friendly Eats

TEXT Bonnie Grosshans

Feel like going out tonight? See our survey of the state’s best places to dine with the little ones

106 | books A Lesson in Modern Style


Exploring the aesthetic of modern design through architecture, interiors and decor

98 | finance It’s Time to Get Back in the Game

Text Jeff Devereaux

Meeting your bank’s basic lending requirements


In Every Issue  12 Publisher’s Note 32 Health & Fitness 82 by invitation—the social pages 100 Happenings  105 Sources 

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October 2011 • Vol. 10 No. 7 PUBLISHER/EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Margaret Monger |



Melissa Bishop |


Hallie McKay |


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EDITORIAL CONTRIBUTORS Jane Gaither, Bonnie Grosshans, JAMIE HERZLINGER, Dr. Phillip Langsdon, Shana RALEY-Lusk, Becky Newbold, STEPHANIE NICHOLS, AndREW Pulte AND CARA SIEVERS





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Beating The Odds Although the month of October means many different things to people across our state and country, October is the month most of us recognize as the start of fall, the beginning of our leaves turning glorious colors and the month of tribute to a not-so-glorious disease, breast cancer.

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Each year, approximately 200,000 women are told the dreaded news, “you have breast cancer.” It may come as a shock to some that over 1,700 men receive the same news. I am very blessed to say I have never heard these words directed at me but unfortunately I have received phone calls from some very close friends who have been hit with the “cannonball in the stomach” feeling this type of news induces. As I started to think about what to write, I quickly realized that although I have been with several friends as they so bravely have fought this disease, I had no idea of what they really went through. From the minute they hear those words to the day those who win the battle get the news that they are in remission, so much goes on that I couldn’t possibly understand. What I wasn’t shocked to hear was that for those of my friends who were mothers, their initial thoughts revolved around their children and how they were going to handle the new situation they were facing. As parents, our first reaction is to protect our children from all physical and mental harm. Breast cancer not only affects the patient but the entire family as well. I was talking to one of my friends, Kristen, who recently told the dreaded news that she had breast cancer. This is a piece of her story. “I was 33 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was an athlete, a healthy/organic eater and a huge vitamin nut.  I was happily married and the mother of twin three-year-old boys.  When I heard the words ‘breast cancer’ I was in utter shock.  Why would this happen to me?  Well, the more I thought about and read about cancer the more I realized, why not?  One out of every eight women will face breast cancer in their lives; it is a game of odds, ladies, and they are stacked against us.  As I sat there and I realized I was going to have to fight for my life, I decided I would do it on my own terms.  I shy away from calling myself a survivor because I chose not to ‘survive’ but to beat the pants off of cancer, off of a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and off of eight rounds of chemo.  I wasn’t going to count the days until I was done fighting, I was going to fight like hell every day from the time I woke up until I went to bed- but also to live like I had not lived before.  Cancer can't beat you physically if you don't let it beat you mentally and that became my mission. I am now almost two months out of chemo and about to have the final stage of my reconstruction. Having young children was the greatest blessing because little kids just accept you for who you are. They loved my bald head and accepted it readily, even made jokes about it.  Their unquestionable love and support made it so easy to be their Mom and be myself as I went through this battle.  The funny thing about breast cancer or any cancer is that in many ways it actually gives you such a unique perspective on life that you almost feel like it's a gift.  My own experience has made every moment a little sweeter: when one of my sons kisses my nose at bedtime it is more special than before; when I wake up and get to walk my dog in that beautiful early morning light I feel so blessed to be able to see a sunrise; when I snuggle with my husband on the couch as I have done a hundred times before cancer, it feels like the first time I ever have and I feel warm and safe and never want to get up!  Life is truly a gift, and getting a second chance to live has taught me to live the life I always imagined I could.” Get your mammograms and enjoy every day; like Kristen said, “it’s a game of odds” and every day new strides are made in curing breast cancer, but it takes support from us to continue the effort. Grab some friends and participate in one of the many races this month and by all means remember your pink! Prayers and support to all of you fighting this disease.

contributors Sarah Dobbins is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Middle Tennessee. This month Dobbins photographed At Home Tennessee’s annual fall fashion spread (pg. 20). Dobbins is a charter member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and has taught numerous workshops focused on child photography. When not behind the lens, she enjoys chasing her three boys, renovating her century-old home and sharing a glass of wine with her husband. “Photography isn’t just for professionals—it belongs to everyone. It’s the perfect combination of science, creativity and anthropology,” she says.


Jane Gaither discusses a family tradition of playfulness and delivers a tasty Halloween treat in “Halloween High Jinks” (pg. 96). Columnist, kitchen guru and quite possibly the next Food Network Star, Jane Gaither is as entertaining as the dishes she prepares. Each month her insightful columns and inventive recipes bring us one step closer to mastering the Julia Child in all of us. Gaither resides in Nashville where she is also a professional cook, class instructor and full-time mother. You can find more of her delicious culinary twists by visiting her website, www.gourmetgadgetgal. com.

Bonnie Grosshans explores Tennessee’s most kid-friendly restaurants in this month’s issue of “Dining Out,” (pg. 94). As a regular contributor to At Home Tennessee, Grosshans covers tantalizing cuisine and dining hot spots throughout the state. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. Her writing career began at The Commercial Appeal and she gained more experience working for VIP Memphis Magazine. Besides researching Tennessee restaurants, Grosshans spends her time as PR consultant for the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Cara SIEVErs is a regular contributor

Mila Grigg showcases her superior fashion sense in “Fall Fashion: Six Looks to Love All Season” (pg. 20). Grigg lives in Franklin where she is founder and president of MODA Image Consulting, an agency specializing in individual and corporate image and brand consulting. “Fashion is your advertisement about who you are, what you believe and what you want to share with the world. MODA helps you to create the statement you want to make, every time you walk into a room,” she says. Grigg works with individuals both male and female as well as with companies of all types and associations across the country from small to Fortune 500 businesses. Visit to learn more about Mila Grigg. 14 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

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THIS PAGE: dress by Cut 25 at Oak Hall; earrings, bracelet and shoes by Gianni Bini all at Dillard’s, The Mall at Green Hills. OPPOSITE PAGE: poncho by Left of Houston and jeans by Seven For All Mankind both at Southern Couture; necklace by Carol Lipworth at Levy’s; bag by Badgley Mischka at Stacey Rhodes Boutique; earrings by Anna & Ava and shoes by BCBG Generation both at Dillard’s, The Mall at Green Hills.

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THIS PAGE: black turtleneck by DKNY, skinny jeans by Vince Camuto, sleeveless blouse by DKNY, belt by Eileen Fisher, necklace by Kenneth Cole New York, shoes by Donald J. Pliner and earrings by Kenneth Cole New York all at Dillard’s, The Mall at Green Hills. OPPOSITE PAGE: clutch by Ugg, swarovski crystal chain necklace and crystal earrings by Carol Lipworth Jewelry; coat by Flavvio Castellani, chiffon top by Hilton Hollis and red jegging by Agave Nectar all at Levy’s; shoes by Gianni Bini at Dillard’s, The Mall at Green Hills.

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fashion Fiery shades of red heat up fall ensembles. The hot shade The Color Red

looks best in minimalist silhouettes paired with neutral skins and gold or black accessories. If you don’t want to wear head to toe crimson, make sure to choose at least one piece of your wardrobe to showcase – choose a coat, dress, necklace, structured handbag or a pair or pumps!

Sumptuous Fur Forget feathers, it’s all about fur this season. From fur accents on jackets, bags and scarves; there is no reason to miss out on this fun trend. Oversize fur jackets and vests are luxurious pieces to add to your wardrobe this season. The cozy, yet chic look goes easily with jeans or paired with contrasting materials such as suede or leather. (For those of us who will not wear fur, faux fur is everywhere – don’t miss the trend and just go faux!)

Black Lace It’s no big news that lace is sexy, but this fall it becomes polished and can be worn straight from the boardroom to a night out. From fitted to flowing, black lace gives a modern update to ladylike looks in everything from billowy blouses to over-the-knee pencil skirts to tailored dresses.

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Striking Prints & Exotic Textures This season is all about personal style. Mix wardrobe staples with fall pieces in graphic polka dots, reptilian skins, leopard and/or a kaleidoscope of prints. Even if you prefer neutral ensembles, this is the season to invest in a patterned accent piece – scarves, belts, shoes and tights are simply ways to turns patterns and textures into everyday fashion statements.

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Shine Some of the season’s best looks dripped with liquid shine. Eveningwear and cocktail dresses in glossy finishes and sequins will make you stand out. You can make this trend wearable every day with jackets, pants and tops that have touches of beading, sequins and lame. Shiny accessories are also a big hit for fall. Look for sleek, structured pieces in silver or gold to give your outfit a modern update.

Sensible Footing Bid adieu to soaring platforms and four-inch pumps. Fall footwear lets you go anywhere and do anything in medium-heeled shoes that are as practical as they are cute. The season’s best looks include flat boots, oxford pumps and a block-heeled or round toe pumps. Turn comfort into a fashion statement with deep saturated colors (think suede flat boots in crimson), leopard patterned ballet flats, or booties with a glitter accent, patent leather, buckles, fur and laces – but not all at once!

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People across the state get moving this October in an effort to raise money and awareness. TEXT STEPHANIE NICHOLS

“You have breast cancer” are four words no woman wants to hear. Unfortunately, over 5,000 women in Tennessee will hear that dreaded phrase this year. These women are the reason the American Cancer Society (ACS) continues to fight this disease through events like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer –a noncompetitive five-mile walking event to celebrate survivors and to raise awareness about early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast 32| At Home Tennessee • October 2011

Cancer is a powerful and inspiring event; it celebrates people who have battled breast cancer, educates about ways to combat the disease and empowers communities to join the fight. How does the ACS work to prevent breast cancer? Detecting breast cancer early, at its most treatable stage, is crucial to survival. The ACS provides screening guidelines, educates

clinicians and engages in efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of yearly mammograms. The ACS website ( features a Mammogram Reminder page where women can sign up to receive an email reminder to schedule a yearly mammogram in the month of their choice. How does the ACS help women and men with breast cancer focus on getting well?

The ACS provides free programs and services in nearly every community around the country to ensure patients have the information and constant support they need. How does the ACS work to find cures? The ACS invests more in breast cancer research to better understand, prevent and cure the disease than in any other solid tumor site. Of the researchers chosen for society funding throughout the years, 44 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. The ACS has been involved in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough of the last century. How does the ACS fight back against breast cancer? Cancer can’t be defeated in hospitals and doctors’ offices alone. The ACS works with legislators to pass laws on cancer-related issues and rallies communities to join the fight. Thanks in large part to donations from the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events the ACS’s advocacy efforts are affecting many of the laws that control available options for people battling cancer. Since 1993, when it began with walks in Boston and New Hampshire, Making Strides has become the society’s premier event to raise awareness and dollars to fight breast cancer. In 18 years, more than six million walkers across the United States have raised over $400 million. Last year in Tennessee, over 22,000 walkers in Nashville and Memphis participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, raising over $700,000 for the fight. In 2011, Tennessee will host Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks again in Nashville and Memphis as well as Knoxville’s first annual event. To learn more about Making Strides or to get help any time, day or night, call 800.227.2345 or visit * See page 100 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Events.

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Countless ways to care. It’s not every day that you come face to face with a llama. But at Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center, every day is filled with surprises. Whether it’s a visit from Pearl the therapy llama, our friends from the Brooks Museum or a local celebrity like Joyce Cobb, each day offers fun and fellowship in a secure and loving environment. Your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of memory loss deserves a reliable schedule and engaging, stimulating activities to promote their mental and physical well-being. They will find all that and more here, every day. Call or visit our website to find out more about the countless ways we care.

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Proven Expertise in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Sets The Village at Germantown apart The Village Health Center According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAPS), orthopaedic complaints are the most common reason to seek medical care. Annually approximately 370,000 knee replacement and 300,000 hip replacement procedures are performed in the United States.

Where are the people having these procedures going for rehabilitation following surgery? Past typical choices were hospitals or private clinics. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) may offer short-term rehabilitation, but often only for their current residents. One CCRC has become the shortterm rehabilitation site of choice for many Germantown-area orthopaedists: The Village at Germantown. The Skilled Nursing Center of this full-service CCRC offers therapy provided by a team of qualified physical, occupational and speech therapists who assist residents with regaining mobility, increasing their range of motion and relearning basic daily living skills which may have been interrupted by stroke, accidents, surgery or other conditions. “Many physicians are recommending The Village for rehabilitation based on our established expertise,” says The Village at 34 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

Germantown Health Center Administrator Sally Ostheimer. “Orthopaedists recognize The Village difference.” Part of that difference is ambiance. In a hospital or clinic environment, patients often share a room and have few amenities. In a CCRC such as The Village where the focus is on lifelong wellness, patients enjoy a private room with a private bath, excellent dining and access to community amenities such as movie theater, outdoor courtyards, a swimming pool, fitness center and more. “Many of our independent living residents come see us for short-term rehabilitation when experiencing a decline in their mobility,” says Ostheimer. “In fact, short-term rehabilitation is the bulk of our skilled nursing—we are committed to getting patients back home as quickly as possible. More than 80 percent of our short-term rehabilitation residents return to their prior living setting.” Environment is just one important factor. Others include staff-to-patient ratio, regulatory ratings and overall patient satisfaction. CMS, (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) rates skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare options. The Village has achieved an outstanding four-star rating.“Perhaps what speaks loudest is that many of our rehab patients return to The

Village to live independently following their rehab,” says Ostheimer. The Village at Germantown offers an invigorating lifestyle for people 55 and older who want to stay fit, active and engaged while pursuing successful aging. Residents enjoy a fully equipped Fitness Center with an indoor walking track, swimming pool, exercise equipment and access to a personal trainer. Methodist Healthcare has assisted in putting together fitness and water classes and activities designed specially to keep seniors in shape by targeting core fitness, stretching and flexibility. The culinary staff at The Village focuses on providing healthy menus with sumptuous choices that follow nutritional guidelines. In addition, The Village offers the city of Germantown’s only non-hospital based skilled nursing center for those requiring a higher level of care or rehabilitation.

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Family Cancer Center Foundation Approach to Treatment Family Cancer Center Foundation/ Donald Gravenor, M.D. Cancer is the most feared of medical diagnoses; everyone has a story to recount. One that we hear often tells of the X-relative, whose cancer was exposed to the air, causing it to grow and spread like wildfire. Another common story is that Y-relative received chemotherapy which made him as “sick as a dog” and then he/she died. Another is that Z-relative was treated, but it didn’t help him at all, and so forth. Many say “I’ll never take chemotherapy” because someone they know had an unfavorable experience. Most of these stories are founded on a grain of truth, but no longer reflect the reality of how cancer care is delivered in the modern era. Tremendous advances have been made in the actual treatment, and in what is referred to as the “supportive” side of treatment [prevention of nausea and other toxic side effects and keeping blood counts in a safe zone.

is completely removed. Modern therapy is to add post-operative chemotherapy given in the office every two weeks for about six months, with two days of a mild infusion of chemotherapy after the office visit. This treatment takes about two hours every two weeks, is associated with virtually no nausea or vomiting, little or no hair loss, and can decrease the likelihood of the cancer recurring to just over 20 percent, thus saving over half of those treated for cancer relapses and death. The same is also true for breast cancer, which can be cured in over half of those otherwise likely to recur by adding post-operative chemotherapy. Other tumors which benefit from treatments to sterilize microscopic cancer from returning include lung, brain, testicular and ovarian cancer, just to name a few.

Treatment of cancers which have spread beyond the organ has also advanced; most All of these notions about treatment are treatments are gentler, easier, and much pretty well out of date. Modern treatments “smarter”. Smarter refers to what is called are scientifically designed to be effective, targeted therapy; the drug blocks an enzyme, relatively non-toxic, and really don’t interfere or an antibody binds to a protein on the cell too much with one’s life (for the most part). surface and really doesn’t get in the way of For example, colon cancer with lymph node much else. Targeted therapies have been a involvement, a very common malignancy, is treatment revolution, are mostly oral (pills), associated with a cancer recurrence rate and now constitute most of cancer research of almost 50 percent, even when the tumor going forward.

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Finally, advances in treatment require participation in clinical trials; these are studies of new and different types of treatment for otherwise extremely serious cancers. These trials are very closely regulated by the FDA, and are structured to provide ethical and safe care. Patients who participate in these studies generally do better than non-study patients, and have the advantage of having their own private nurse or study coordinator watching out for them. At the Family Cancer Center Foundation, we are very active in clinical research, and offer a variety of trials for different cancers. We believe that modern cancer care can be effective, safe, innovative and well tolerated in a personalized, nonindustrial setting. And we also believe that in this new era, the old notions about cancer treatment are truly out of date.

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Universal Studios Summer may be over but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for a last-minute family getaway. Schedule a trip to Universal Studios Orlando and enjoy some of the best prices of the year on dining, shopping, attractions, hotels and entertainment. TEXT HALLIE McKAY ALL PHOTOGRAPHY ©2011 Universal Orlando. All Rights Reserved.

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Stay at the Gaylord Palms where kids eat free and area attractions are only minutes away. Luxurious rooms, two on-site pools, a Canyon Ranch spa, golf putting course and croquet lawn offer something for everyone in the family. The Gaylord Palms is conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida near dozens of theme parks including Walt Disney World, SeaWorld’s Discovery Cove and Universal Orlando. A shuttle service is available to all guests for easy transportation to and from the parks. Book two nights from now until November 15 and enjoy $50 in resort credits at a rate of $149 a night. 407.586.2000. PLAY UNIVERSAL STUDIOS 

Become part of the adventure when you visit the world’s premier movie- and tv- based theme park. Get your adrenaline pumping on Universal’s newest coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, or face your fears as you plunge into the darkness at Revenge of the Mummy. Everyone in the family will have fun at attractions like E.T. Adventure and Terminator 2: 3-D. These state-of-theart rides make you part of the action with high-tech special effects and multi-sensory entertainment.

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Famed personalities also abound at Universal. Check out The Simpsons Ride for a wacky journey through Springfield to Krustyland. The kids will especially enjoy Shrek 4-D as they join the lovable ogre in his attempt to free Princess Fiona. Get the whole family laughing at the Horror Make-up Show or sing along at Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Review. While visiting, park guests have the choice of over 10 dining locations including Lombard’s Seafood Grille, Monsters Cafe and Mel’s Drive-In, modeled after the famous restaurant in the classic film American Graffiti. ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

Get ready for an epic journey when you step into Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park. The magic is real at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter where guests can experience a Triwizard Tournament on the coaster Dragon Challenge or soar over Hogwarts on the family ride Flight of the Hippogriff. See all the familiar wizarding establishments when you walk past the Hogwarts Express and through the streets of Hogsmeade. The spectacularly themed world also offers fun shops and places to dine. Exhilarating entertainment can be found on each of the park’s seven themed islands. October 2011 • | 51

Experience the action of all your favorite comic book characters when you visit Marvel Super Hero Island. Climb aboard The Incredible Hulk Coaster for highspeed fun or see 3-D at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man. Across the park, the young at heart will especially enjoy Seuss Landing.  The beloved children’s book characters come to life with fun rides such as The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride or a meeting with the world’s most mischievous feline at The Cat in the Hat. More amazing entertainment can be found on the park’s remaining islands: Toon Lagoon, Jurassic Park, The Lost Continent and Port of Entry. While visiting, be sure to schedule breakfast at Confisco Grille for a memorable meal accompanied by the park’s animated characters as they pose for pictures, sign autographs and interact with everyone at the table. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks are a renowned family destination and the memories made here are sure to last. With so much to do, the level of adventure is indescribable. Thrilling rides, innovative attractions and memorable characters offer something for all ages. NIGHTLIFE & MORE

The fun continues at Universal’s CityWalk where adults can enjoy fine dining, live music, dancing and nightclubs. Kick back at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville with a cool drink and savory cheeseburger as you listen to live entertainment. If it’s a romantic dinner for two you seek, then try Emeril’s Restaurant Orlando with cuisine from the country’s 52 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

hottest chef. Party all night at Red Coconut Club or take center stage at CityWalk’s Rising Star karaoke bar; either option will have you yearning for a longer vacation. There’s more for the whole family as well. Grab a bite at one of CityWalk’s varied dining establishments or pick up some souvenirs at one of several unique shops and boutiques. For a truly unforgettable experience, purchase tickets for the whole family to see Blue Man Group. The unique atmosphere of live music, humor and paint will astound all ages. After the show, enjoy free admission to CityWalk venues when you present your Blue Man Group ticket stub.

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Named “Best Halloween Event” by Amusement Today, this annual attraction now in its 21st year, draws hundreds of thousands of people. Guests are in for a terrifying experience with all new haunted houses, scarezones and shows. Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now at orlando. This event sells out fast so be sure to buy tickets early! October is the perfect time to visit Orlando. Cool weather, small crowds, great deals and a must-see Halloween event make it the ideal fall family getaway. What are you waiting for? Check the kids out of school and get in on the magic!

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BOB PLUNK Director of Development Methodist Healthcare Foundation TEXT HALLIE McKAY

At Home Tennessee: Tell us a little about your role as the Director of Development for Methodist Healthcare Foundation. Bob Plunk: As Corporate Director of Development, I am responsible primarily for the annual fundraising efforts of Methodist Healthcare Foundation, the non-profit arm of Methodist Healthcare.  Areas I deal with include corporate and vendor relations, special events, direct mail and our internal fund-raising efforts with over 10,000 associates at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Having been “around” for 16 years at the foundation, I’ve had numerous tasks to carry out as you can imagine. I’ve loved every minute of it, too! AHT: How did you become involved with the Methodist Healthcare Foundation? BP: Now this is a story I find ironic. When I served the U of M Alumni Association, I hired a talented young man named Kevin Roper to serve as one of our Field Service Coordinators, working with various alumni chapters and the Student Ambassador Board. He eventually left to join Methodist as Director of Development. When I left the University some years after that, I eventually heard from Kevin, who asked if I would be interested in his position at Methodist. He was being promoted to Executive Director of the Foundation. After the official process, I was hired and I worked with Kevin once again! He has since moved back to the University in the role of Executive Assistant to the President for 54 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

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Government Relations. I find it interesting that we BOTH hired each other at different stages in our careers! We still stay in touch, in fact. AHT: What would you consider to be your or the foundation’s biggest accomplishments in the time you’ve worked there? BP: Our role in carrying out the Christian mission of healing at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has been greatly enhanced. We have had tremendous success in helping fill the funding gap between what we can actually afford as a system and what we hope to do for the communities we serve. The foundation has forged strong ties with our associate constituency within the system and also stronger ties with the many communities we serve in the Mid-South through our signature events and outreach. I think we’ve helped create an intensely loyal and supportive donor base among physicians, staff, boards, volunteers and community leaders in the past 16 years. AHT: What distinguishes Methodist hospitals from the other 25 hospitals in the area? BP: Obviously, all the local hospitals have certain strengths and serve the area in a much

needed way. Memphis and the Mid-South are blessed to have the medical community we possess! I think Methodist Le Bonheur is distinguished by its emphasis on patient- and family-centered care, where families are allowed and encouraged to play a proactive role in the healing process of their loved ones and also our reliance on faith-based initiatives such as our new Center of Excellence in Faith and Health at Methodist University Hospital, which better allows us to reach out in a loving way to improve health in all of our city’s neighborhoods and its suburbs. AHT: Has the downturn in the economy influenced the foundation’s fundraising abilities? BP: Of course, philanthropy is a more challenging area right now than we’ve seen in many years. I won’t say that it is “harder” to raise funds but we have had to create new methods and utilize new approaches to what we are called to do. I think fundraising professionals have had to become better at what we do and how we articulate our needs. We have great accountability to our donors and they want to see a difference made by their giving. As far as

the past 10 years, giving to our foundation has continued to increase despite the tough economy nationwide. If donors see the benefits of their philanthropy, they will continue to support our mission. It’s our job to make sure that happens! AHT: How do you go about reaching donors and/or support from the community? BP: We build relationships both in a personal way, face to face, and through an extensive communications program including some use of social media. I interact often with our corporate partners who support Methodist through targeted gifts, sponsorships of our “signature events” each year and pledges of multiple-year support. An ongoing honest and warm relationship is priceless. AHT: What do you find to be the most effective way to communicate the needs of Methodist Healthcare with the donors and the community? BP: Stories. When we can illustrate through actual life stories how we have been able to better the community or help individuals through their funding, our donors see that they have made a difference in the lives of others. It is a very satisfying feeling all the way around! We use our annual report, our “Foundation Focus” newsletter, email, etc., to make sure friends of the foundation see and hear evidence of the good they do through us. Our very active foundation board members best tell these stories as they hold leadership positions in and travel about the community. AHT: How has fundraising evolved over the past 10 years? Are there any new strategies used today?

BP: It’s so much more competitive! There are more non-profits out there all seeking support for wonderful causes. Fundraising is much more sophisticated now and organizations like the Association of Fundraising Professionals do a great job linking those in our profession and assisting us in what we do. Of course, the advent of the internet and social media components has caused dramatic changes in our field and we are also targeting age and demographic groups more with specific information and opportunities in philanthropic areas in which THEY have interest. The recent economic downturn has simply forced fundraisers to “step it up” and broaden our approach to potential supporters. AHT: The Methodist Healthcare Foundation raises funds for Memphis’ four metro hospitals. What are the foundation’s biggest priorities for 2011? BP: We actually have six metro area hospitals when you include our Extended Care Hospital located within Methodist University Hospital in the Memphis Medical Center and Methodist Healthcare-Fayette Hospital in nearby Somerville. And a new Methodist hospital is scheduled to open in Olive Branch, MS, in 2013! The Foundation raises much-needed funds for system priorities rather than specific hospitals. Our strategic priorities in 2011 are our hospice program and the beautiful new Methodist Hospice Residence in East Memphis, our Center of Excellence in Faith and Health and its many outreach programs and the exciting new Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center of Memphis currently being created on the Methodist University Hospital campus.

AHT: How does the foundation determine how fundraising money is spent? BP: Our system leadership sets the priorities in conjunction with our board leaders and the Foundation Board of Directors gives final approval. AHT: Recent supporters of the foundation have included several big names. It must be great to work with so many inspiring individuals. Who would you consider as your personal favorite and why? BP: I am assuming that you are talking about our annual Methodist Cancer Center Luncheon each fall. We have been truly blessed over 10 great years with this event and each year’s guest speaker has been terrific and fascinating in different ways. To fill the Peabody Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, we do have to find the perfect speaker. From Queen Noor of Jordan to Former First Ladies Barbara Bush and Laura Bush to NBC News icon Tom Brokaw, Memphis’ own Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates and cable news’ political couple, Mary Matalin and James Carville, we have had some tremendously entertaining luncheons. But I think my favorite thus far has been when “Mary Poppins” herself, Julie Andrews, graced our stage back in 2006! Her memory-filled video introduction, her English accent, her captivating personality and her sincerity and humor made all of us in attendance feel she truly cared about our cause that day. I don’t think I have ever seen as many smiles on the faces of our guests!

Quick Answers: Influential role model: My parents, now 96 and 87, who raised my brother and me in a loving Christian environment and the late Dr. Adrian Rogers of Bellevue Baptist Church, who I greatly miss but often fondly remember. Favorite Book: I’m a “news junkie” and prefer newspapers and magazines as far as printed media is concerned. I rarely sit long enough to read an entire book, except perhaps when at the beach in Destin! Favorite hidden gem in Memphis: Mud Island’s Harbor Town. I love to drive outof-town visitors there as they are amazed that such a place in so quaint and beautiful a setting exists in Downtown Memphis!

“If I weren’t working here, I’d:” sell Memphis through a position with the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau. Most treasured possession: Not a thing, but a “who”…my wife, Molly, a realtor, and our adult kids Whitney, 26, who lives and works in Nashville and attends grad school at Belmont University there and Drew, 24, a third-year law student at the University of Memphis School of Law. The four of us still vacation together when we can clear schedules! Best piece of advice someone gave you: At our wedding reception 27 years ago, a very wise man told us, “NEVER go to bed angry.”

Best piece of advice you gave someone: Every choice we make has the possibility of good or bad consequences. You’d rather have the good ones… so choose wisely! If you could change one thing about Memphis: Stem the flow elsewhere of talented young people who choose to live and work in other nearby cities rather than their own hometown. If you could sum up Memphis in three words: “…experience Southern Hospitality”

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This Bold House


Clean lines and sharp angles are soothed and softened by natural elements in this striking contemporary home.

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Minimalist to the max: Vast expanses of wood grain serve as a focal point and decorative element of both the kitchen and the keeping room.


The group achieved a great feat with the ocated in the Oak Hill community of south Nashville, this unique abode modern jewel. Overlapping and intertwining is an arresting sight. Custom built angles dance around the exterior of the home. by McPherson-Shaw, Inc., over 11 Large wooden beams flanking the front months in 2010, the house boasts an attractive door, along with four-foot overhangs on the fusion of design styles, providing interest at numerous eaves, hearken back to a classic Craftsman style and provide a wonderful blend every angle. “I like to describe it as modern meets Asian of traditional elements and clean architectural meets Frank Lloyd Wright,” says Bob Shaw, lines. In a nod to other design styles, features president of McPherson-Shaw, Inc. “The team like commercial storefront glass, copper rain incorporated many very interesting textures chains and paned windows add to the character of the home. and surfaces.” McPherson-Shaw has been constructing “The varied windowpane sizes were an element homes for more than 23 years and has built of design and random uniformity,” says Shaw. multiple times for Nashville-area home “Random uniformity” perfectly describes the shows. For this particular residence, which architectural and design ingredients of this was featured in Nashville’s First Charity Tour structure as it meshes multiple ideas into a of Homes, Shaw served as general contractor, modern masterpiece. with Jim Nickle, architect; Amelie de Gaulle, To the right of the front porch lies a reflecting interior designer; and Jill Fortuna, landscape pool with floating stone steps that lead to a architect rounding out the design team. side door into the dining room. Natural stone

serves as a beautiful complement to a cadence of plantings along the water. The carefullyplanned and manicured landscape also hosts a unique sculpture garden—the perfect place for a stroll. Once inside the home, the two-story glassed main stairway–the builder’s favorite element– provides a dramatic view at every turn. Equally awe-inspiring are the 13-foot ceilings in the main family room, which is graced by another free-standing steel stairway with granite treads. Anchoring the room is a Montigo linear burner gas fireplace from Canada. The tile surround is split-face, dry-stack Travertine marble in a rainbow of natural hues. Grand South American Sapele panels bring rich wood tones into the room and also conceal a 46-inch flat-screen television. Three paintings done by a local artist and family friend feature the owner’s grandchildren and warm up the space. Mid-century modern club chairs and nesting October 2011 • | 59


“I like to describe it as modern meets Asian meets Frank Lloyd Wright.” –Bob Shaw, president of McPherson-Shaw, Inc.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: An asymmetrical Montigo linear burner gas fireplace is the perfect conversation piece to anchor this seating area. Copper rain chains and Craftsman-style columns adorn the entrance of this modern masterpiece. Come evening, the home illuminates its surroundings through beautiful paned windows. Inside or out? Have a seat and take in the natural elements of this home’s design.

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River rocks are placed beneath a simple, yet breathtaking, freestanding wood vanity in the master bathroom. 62 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011


Contemporary design is not always bright colors, hard lines and cold surfaces. This home features warm lighting, earthy hues and soft silhouettes.

tables work with two light butterscotch leather couches to edge out a sitting area for taking pleasure in the one-of-a-kind fireplace. Traditional notes like wood grain and billowing draperies accent the adjacent dining room. Crisp whites, creamy taupes and earthy browns bring the outside in through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The area features an unusual light fixture imported from France and comprised of custom-made translucent parchment panels that reflect the light prism into multiple colors. The quadrants of the fixture are echoed in the square wood grain on the dining table, serving as a sort of reflection of one another. Sapele wood continues from the family room into the kitchen, where stainless steel appliances serve as design elements and mesh with the chrome accents of the furniture and fixtures. Flat-panel cabinets provide a border to the open area, which boasts a substantial granite workspace and island with polished

and leather finishes. Low-profile bar stools provide the perfect place to sit and chat or just to marvel at the mixture of modern and vintage characteristics of the kitchen and keeping room. Simplicity and minimalist design flow on into the master bedroom where blue hues enter the color palette. A handsome wooden headboard with floating glass shelves rests against an accent wall featuring a faux paint technique which washes grays and blues together to create a muted but gallant backdrop. Duplicate hanging bedside lamps and a geometric rug add more mod touches to the room. The luxurious silk sheers allow light to enter the space and keep the feel of the room airy and ethereal. In the master bathroom, a floating vanity supports a white porcelain modern-form sink with shapes that echo the exterior of the home. Behind the vanity, a tall and slim, floor-toceiling mirror draws the eye up to a pair of breathtaking vertical light fixtures. Beneath

the sink, a stack of tumbled river stones brings an outdoor texture to the clean-lined modern space. Upstairs, a billiard room and large sunken media area provide space to entertain guests. The relaxing and easy aesthetic brings calmness to the area, which features a stunning custombuilt bar with an iron railing and solid quartz top. A wall of windows implores onlookers to enjoy the walk-out terrace overlooking the secluded backyard. Builder Shaw says the home turned out perfectly and there is nothing he would go back and change about the design. “The challenges of building a custom home for a client are many. Getting to know them, their tastes, preferences, attitudes, expectations and then listening to them – really listening – is important,” explains Shaw. “For it to be a successful build, the home must be built around their lifestyle. You can’t try to fit a customer into a plan–you have to create a plan to fit them.” October 2011 • | 63


1. The dining area is crowned by an unusual light fixture imported from France. The custom-made parchment panels create a prism for the light, sending interesting spectra all over the room. 2. A beautiful quartz bar is the star of this entertainment space. 3. The colors and textures of the master bedroom create a spa-like atmosphere for rest and relaxation. 4. So grand an entrance would fall flat without this gorgeous front door and its unique iron embellishments. 5. A reflecting pool with floating stone steps leads to a side entrance into the dining room.

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When designing a children’s room, there are some definite things that need to be considered. It’s a funny thing. When my daughters were around six years old, it seemed the game changed in regards to the design. No more nursery theme; big-girl beds were in place but now needed to be followed with big-girl decor. The most important aspect for a children’s room is to keep the needs of the child in mind. This pertains to a boy or, in my case, two girls. A very important factor to consider is the sleepover effect. If your child is social and loves to have sleepovers, it will be a lot easier to think this through now. You may want to equip the room with a trundle bed that pulls out from under the bed, and make sure the room design includes plenty of open floor space. Kids love sleeping on the floor and they will want to sleep all in the same room. Fabrics need to be washable and durable. When decorating a child’s room, as long as 68 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

they are past the stage of writing on the walls, you are safe to consider wall coverings. A great idea if you want to take this project on yourself is to cover part of a wall with chalkboard paint and frame out the blackboards with stock molding. I find that this is a useful design addition for homework assignments, creativity or notes from Mom to keep the room clean. I love to make window treatments in girls’ rooms the decor starting point. Then if budget allows you can add a great comforter on the bed. Think of carpeting when considering the flooring as kids love to do their homework, read and play games on the floor. Quick tips

• Ask your child their favorite three colors, and have a paint color deck ready. As long as you give them three choices, the shocking orange can be a discard! • Be more concerned with a comfortable chair than a desk: I have found with my own

children and with my clients’ children that desks are not as important in a child’s room. It is better to give them a comfortable chair and an ottoman which actually works out to be a desk of some sort. • Lighting is very, very important. In a bright, well-lit room a child’s attention span and interest will remain more constant. You can get great reading lamps with halogen bulbs at IKEA and Pottery Barn. These two stores also sell wonderful children’s furniture and you can order on line! • Save your breath! You won’t have to scream at your kids to clean up their room all the time if you provide them with plenty of storage. IKEA, Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel all carry great storage systems that come in fun colors, are child friendly and are sold as components, so adding more pieces will be a breeze if the need arises as children grow.




Jamie Herzlinger

is a renowned, distinguished interior designer, life stylist and fashion designer with offices in New York and Scottsdale, AZ. Before the two decades of award-winning interior design, Herzlinger was considered to be amongst the top fashion talents, dubbed so by Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Times. Having been born into a well known and respected fashion family, her great aunt having started the millinery department for Mrs. Bergdorf, and her mother having been the top talent all through the 1960’s and 70’s in the area of women’s designer sportswear, Herzlinger is comfortably geared towards luxury. This year alone, Herzlinger has enjoyed participated in the Kips Bay Show House in New York, received the honor of being named one of the top 20 interior design firms in the country by Traditional Home magazine, working with NBC on their Open House home show and has been featured in several national magazines and many interior design social media destinations. Herzlinger’s signature style is that of classically modern inspired designs, beautiful color palettes and most of all, Herzlinger’s attention to making her designs irresistibly comfortable. Sophistication, elegance and subtlety are hallmarks of Herzlinger’s style. Her love of history, philosophy, music and art is imbued into all of her projects. Herzlinger is a native New Yorker and resides in Scottsdale with her two teenage lacrosse-playing daughters.

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In bloom: Fall-Blooming Camellias Autumn has officially fallen. Nothing save the highest achievements of our arts can even hope to rival the rich earth tones with which the trees will soon grace us. The kaleidoscope display need not end if you plant your landscape for fall color.

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You can always plant pansies, but have you considered a fall-blooming camellia? These evergreens are sure to supply you with the color fix that you crave, but the lustrous green foliage and pleasingly manageable shape also provide architectural interest, or can become a serviceable foundation planting along a woodland border. Fall bloomers may grow to be six to 10 feet in height and about as wide. Camellias of old were famous for their lack of winter hardiness, but the group known as the Ackerman Hybrids bucks that trend. Being reliably hardy as far north as USDA Zone 6, these camellias are better equipped to handle the cold. Plant them in well-drained, slightly acidic soil and water them as needed in summer and in times of drought. They prefer a bit of shade (pine tree shade is great), although some can thrive in full sun. They also need protection from dry winter winds. Bloom time will depend on the cultivar, but blooms may appear in October and last several weeks. Some varieties will bloom into December. Flowering can also vary depending on environmental factors such as sun, soil condition and water. The blooms have a tendency to drop their petals separately, making the flower last a bit longer than it would otherwise. This habit also keeps litter from accumulating so noticeably on the ground below. More than 20 cultivars of fall bloomers are available. Ackerman fall-blooming varieties can easily be distinguished by the inclusion of words like “Snow,” “Winter’s,” “Frost” or “Ashton” in their names. Some varieties have been verified as hardy to -20 degrees, including Winter’s Star, with large violet pink single blooms. Snow Flurry boasts the ability to bloom heavily at an early age. For novelty enthusiasts Winter’s Rose is a very slow-growing but dense semi-dwarf form with small leaves as well as flowers. This shell pink bloomer is sought after for Bonsai purposes, but there is no law which states that you must perform such an excruciating procedure upon it. No matter which cultivar you choose, you will enjoy fall-blooming camellias throughout the season. Information provided by Matthew Morrow, UT West Tennessee Research and Education Center. October 2011 • | 75


Fall Into October


A checklist of things you should be thinking about in the garden as fall arrives!

and grass clippings should be added to the October is one of the best months to Think About Perennials, compost pile. Annuals and Bulbs enjoy your garden. Cooler weather • One last effort at weeding will help to improve beckons us to come and spend time the appearance of your garden throughout the Fall Lawn Care • Fall is an ideal time to renew tall fescue lawns outdoors. This is ideal gardening winter. Any weed you can eliminate from the that have suffered during hot, dry summer garden now will possibly prevent thousands of weather.  There’s a lot to do between weed seeds from sprouting in the garden next months. Fertilizing with nitrogen-containing fertilizers will speed growth, thicken the lawn now and our first frost, and planning spring! and improve its color. ahead will be the name of the • Garden centers and nurseries are well stocked • Seeding and mulching bare areas will provide game.  Take a look at the following with spring flowering bulbs. Late October to erosion control and reduce the potential for early November is the ideal time to get them weed problems. list of possible tasks to help you get planted. • Core aerifying will help water and nutrients your feet moving toward the front • Collect and save seeds of wildflowers to sow move into hard soils. If your lawn is weak and either right now, allowing the seeds to over- thin and you intend to seed, first use a power door.

What To Do With Shrubs and Trees • You’ll find a good supply of trees and shrubs at local suppliers and October marks the beginning of the ideal season to install such plants in your garden. If you do plant in October, definitely water plants well until rainfall picks up in November and December.

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winter in your garden or wait and sow early next spring.

• It’s a good time to spruce up your garden by cutting back withering perennial blooms and adding a fresh layer of mulch. Be sure to follow up with a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent an invasion of winter weeds. • Keep your garden and lawn raked clean of leaves and debris. Fallen leaves, old plant parts

rake to lift thatch and expose soil. Now may be the time to introduce a new, improved variety or tall fescue blend. It is best to be done with seeding your lawn by mid-October but fertilizer can be applied as late as midDecember. • Its not too late to prepare your bermudagrass or Zoysia lawn for winter. By increasing the cutting height now, you can help buffer

these lawn grasses from extreme low temperatures in winter. Apply a potassiumcontaining fertilizer to improve your lawn’s low-temperature hardiness and drought tolerance. Several fertilizers are specially formulated to help “winterize” bermudagrass and Zoysia. Look for products that contain a pre-emergent herbicide to prevent weed seeds from germinating and competing with lawn grasses for light, nutrients and water.

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Don’t Forget Edibles • Apples are showing up at fresh markets and roadside stands. Seek out some new varieties to eat fresh or use to create delicious desserts. Now is the perfect time to plant apple trees. Select disease resistant ones such as Redfree, Prima, Priscilla, Jonafree, Nova Easygro and Liberty. • Keep harvesting second plantings of the cool season vegetables including radishes, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, chard, spinach and broccoli. Vegetables such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts and kale actually have enhanced flavor after a frost. • Some root crops such as carrots, onions and parsnips can be left in the ground and dug up as needed. Apply enough mulch to keep the ground from freezing and the crop will stay fresh until it is needed.

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• If diseases or insects wiped out your peach or other fruit crop this year, clean up is definitely in order. Destroy any fallen fruit from under your trees and remove any that have mummified on the tree. These fruits will be loaded with problems and cause an early attack next year. Consider getting a home fruit spray schedule from your local extension office now, so you are prepared next year.

Odds and Ends • Now is a great time to do fall decorating to beautify your garden all season long, from the first hint of cool air and autumn color to late November and Thanksgiving. The key is making displays that use the traditional icons of fall – hay bales, scarecrows and cornstalks – as supporting cast for the lead players – pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, mums, pansies, asters, ornamental kale and other blooming plants. Hay bales are especially useful “benches” for building versatile displays, while cornstalks add height and definition. Such displays can add a festive touch to a front porch or the landscape in strategic places like a light post or the entrance to a driveway or walk. • Thanksgiving and Christmas cactus should be placed in an east or north window, watered and fertilized one last time. Start letting them dry out more between waterings.




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Bayview Loudon, TN

Loudon County


Among the fastest-growing retirement communities in the state of Tennessee, Loudon County was voted one of the top 100 places by Where to Retire magazine. Loudon County is part of the state’s Deparment of Economic and Community Development (ECD) “Retire Tennessee” program, which promotes Tennessee as a great place for retirees to call home. What better place could there be for the water lover than Loudon County? Surrounded by lakes and the misty blue of the Great Smoky Mountains, every day is like a breath of fresh mountain air. Getting away from it all and settling into the small towns of Lenoir City, Loudon, Greenback and Philadelphia will take you sailing into the Lakeway of the Smokies, where relaxing never felt so good. Autumn color at its finest and the scenic mountains furnish breathtaking views of East Tennessee’s splendor. All four seasons in the area are mild and life in this part of the state puts you within a day’s drive of 75 percent of the U.S. population. A thriving cultural life, 78 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

affordability and access to excellent medical care are just some of the reasons folks are finding Loudon County a great place to live. With the highest number of restaurants per capita in the United States, East Tennesseans need few excuses to order out every meal if they wish.

water’s edge. Local attractions will lure you and the concierge staff at Tellico Lodge can help you plan for white-water rafting, fishing, horseback riding, golf or whatever makes your day perfect. Located at 700 Summitt Hill Rd., call 865.809.3327 for reservations and availability.



Lake Tellico Lodge at Yellowwood in Greenback is a both a mountain and lake retreat affording a magnificent view of Lake Tellico. Spectacular golds, reds and yellows grace the mountains in autumn. In winter cozy up to the fireplace after a hike along the

Live entertainment on Friday evenings makes the Riverwalk Grille, 600 Hackberry Street in Loudon, the perfect place to unwind. Steak, seafood, gourmet paninis and fresh bakery items round out the menu at one of Loudon’s favorites. For friendly service and


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great Southern food in Loudon’s historic district, try Mark’s Diner, 502 Grove Street, 865.458.2231. Mark’s Diner is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is located between the Tic Toc Ice Cream Parlor and Loudon Mercantile. Fresh, high-quality ingredients make every meal superb at Good Eats Bakery & Cafe 123 East Broadway St., Lenoir City. TheBreakfast and lunch specials, soup and sandwiches and old fashioned home cooking with cork service available.  Open 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily.  Need more info? Call Good Eats  at 865.816.3316.

Shop Step back in time at the Loudon Mercantile in historic downtown Loudon. Shop surrounded by the feel of nostalgia where oldfashioned candy barrels, gourmet chocolates and an abundance of food items fill the shelves. Choose from Amish jams, jellies, apple butter, Tennessee honey and Amish Farmer’s cheese. Browse the selection of authentic country decor and furniture. Shipping and custom gift baskets available. Relax in a hickory rocker and enjoy the music and the moment at Loudon Mercantile, 500 Grove St., 865.458.6614.

At The General Store, 411 Mulberry St. in Loudon, antiques, primitives, vintage and garden decor from country to formal await your arrival. Take home a new treasure or get your antique appraised. Call 865.458.6433 for more information. Follow the Antique Trail along Highway 11 beginning in Lenoir City to Loudon and on to Sweetwater for out-of-theway antique shops and specialty stores.

Things to Do Survey the surroundings with a self-guided Walking Tour of Historic Loudon and Lenoir City. The county is steeped in history from 13th-century Native American archaeological sites to Civil War locales.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Lenoir City and check out the Cotton Mill Site. Then go for a scenic drive to the National Campground meeting house in Greenback. In 1873 this was the site of interdenominational meetings for families and the community to reunite after being split by the Civil War.  Finish your day in historic Loudon with unique architecture dating to the 1800s and a bite to eat at one of the quaint downtown cafes.  Loudon also has several landmark structures standing from the

Civil War. Guides are available at the Lenoir City Museum, 865.986.9169 and the Loudon County Visitors Bureau, 865.986.6822. Loudon County’s proximity to five major waterways makes it the ideal place for fishing and water sports. Trout fishermen can haul in a catch at the The Crosseyed Cricket, 751 Country Ln., Lenoir City. This campground offers anglers pay-by-the-pound fee fishing for pond-raised trout and catfish. Delicious eating meets great fun and it’s a super way for children to experience fishing in an easy-access location.  Call 865.986.5435 or visit www. for more information.   For a day trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel along Highway 321, which offers the most scenic views on the least congested route to the Smokies. Hiking trails vary from beginner at Rich Mountain Loop in Cades Cove to the advanced hike to Gregory Bald near Townsend or Thunderhead Mountain near Spence Field. Used as a backdrop for movies including Thunder Road and The Fugitive, the Tail of the Dragon along US129 is America’s best motorcycle and sports car route. With more than 300 curves October 2011 • | 79


Loudon County Courthouse Loudon, TN Loudon County Chamber of Commerce Event held at Lenoir City Park on the shore front of Fort Loudoun Lake

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and an elevation change from 1,962 feet above sea level to 877, this desolate stretch of road crosses the Tennessee/North Carolina state line near Deals Gap and is not for the squeamish. On the way, stop off at Greene’s Classic Cars on Highway 11 in Lenoir City where classic street rods and muscle cars rule. If the adrenaline rush of slaying the Dragon leaves you wanting more, pick up nearby TN Hwy 165 and stop off at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center, your first stop for souvenirs, driving conditions and maps. A national Scenic Byway, the Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Take a drive above the clouds on the mile-high Cherohala Skyway. Nestled in the Sweetwater Valley between Philadelphia and Loudon is a working dairy farm where you can tour and watch the cheese-making process (weather permitting), Sweetwater Valley Farm. Children and adults learn the “Udder Story” at this educational and agricultural venue where dairy farming is part of everyday life. 80 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

A visit to a Tennessee winery always means you meet some of the nicest people in the state. At the Tennessee Valley Winery, 15606

Loudon is often referred to as ‘Mayberry’ and we are proud of that fact because it means people feel at home and it’s a place where everyone knows everybody else, practically,” —retired Loudon County Director Stephanie Myers

Hotchkiss Valley Rd. E., Loudon, a sip will tell you why this agri-tourism attraction has won over 800 awards nationwide. More than 20 wines ranging from Cabernet Sauvignon to the sweet Muscadine will tantalize your

taste buds. Call 865.986.5147 or visit online at to find out more about upcoming Music on the Mountain and other events. Also known as “Linkways to the Smokies,” Loudon County is home to eight championship golf courses. In addition to an array of courses designed to meet every skill level, the area also boasts several master planned waterfront golf communities including Tellico Village, Tennessee National, Rarity Bay and Rarity Pointe.

Live The golf and waterfront community at Rarity Pointe could be your new abode with homes designed in the English Manor style. Custom homes or villas have spectacular views of Tellico Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains and are only a stone’s throw from championship golf and miles of walking trails. French Country architecture is at the heart of the master-planned resort-style community of Rarity Bay. Just 10 minutes west of Greenback, waterfront, water view and golf

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course home sites on 960 acres share a stacked stone, copper and granite clubhouse with three dining areas, private meeting rooms, pro shop, swimming pool, tennis and equestrian center. Walking and biking trails abound throughout the community. www. You may also want to check out Tellico Village on Tellico Lake and take in a quiet sunrise over the Smoky Mountains or view wildlife grazing. Amenities at Tellico Village include three championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor swimming, marina, and yacht and country club with dining. Visit

Events: Year round, festivals bring fun to Loudon County. Taste of Loudon County, the Strawberry Jam Festival and Rockin’ the Docks Music Festival kick off the season in May with the Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival the first weekend in June. Rockin’ the Docks continues through July. In September, the Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention, Memories on Mulberry Street Antique Show and Sale and the Maple Lane Farms Corn Maze usher in autumn. In October, the Tennessee State Bar-B-Q Competition and Lakeway to the Smokies 5K Run and Fun Walk bring good food and fellowship to the area. Plan now for Christmas in Olde Loudon, scheduled for December. For more information on any festival, visit www. or call the Parks and Recreation office at 865.458.7525. Indescribable is the beauty of a misty morning view of the Smokies or the euphoric pleasure of dabbling in the waters of the Little Tennesse River. Whether you are retiring or beginning life’s trek, Loudon County is one of the best places in our magnificent state to live.

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invitation Tennessee The Orpheum Theatre's 17th Annual Art Auction


The Orpheum Theatre’s Annual Art Auction cele-

brates and promotes local Memphis artists who, each year, contribute a wide variety of media and an even broader array of styles. Guests attending the 2011 Art Auction enjoyed works from the featured lineup

of artists including Donna Blackard, Michael P. Maness, Betsy Bird, and several more. Ashley Hamilton, Zodie Fisher, Pat Halloran & Brooke Thompson

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Lauren Fogg & Chris Seaton

Betsy Bird, MIke Maness & Ann Halloran

Susan & David Hoback

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Engagement Party

The Engagement Party for Reginald Jones, II, and

Angela Davis was held at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum located at the FedEx Forum. The rock-themed celebration included an ice carving shaped like an electric guitar, a sweets table accented with chocolate guitars, and red guitar cen-

The Groom to Be Reginald Jones, II, Grizz and Bride to Be Angela Davis

terpieces that displayed the couple’s name and wedding date. A huge surprise for the 120 close friends and family came when the Memphis Grizzlies mascot entered the party to help celebrate by passing out Grizz gear. Reginald and Angela were engaged on May 14 of this year and are set to tie the knot in April 2013. Ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Josh Little, Reginald Jones, II & Noble Nichols

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Kandace Heard & Angela Davis

Bennie Bobo, Angela Davis & Herman Bobo

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Lisa Mischke, Henry Grosvenor. Phil Mischke & Heather Grosvenor

Mary Simon with Lisa & Phil Mischke

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The Junior League of Memphis Sustainers Afternoon of Polo

The Junior League of Memphis Sustainers enjoyed a fall afternoon of polo at the Memphis Polo Club in Rossville, Tennessee recently.

Guests enjoyed delicious gourmet fare and donning their equestrian best at the elegant event, which benefited G.R.O.W. – a Junior League of Memphis Initiative. Chairs of the event were Marilyn

Marilyn Seaton, Imogene Erb & Jennifer Salach

Seaton and Jennifer Salach.

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invitation Tennessee StarNight 2011


StarNight 2011, a gala fundraiser benefiting Siskin Children’s Institute in Chattanooga, featured Kenny Rogers, who took center stage at this black-tie gala to perform his down home country and pop favorites. StarNight, now in its 49th year, benefits children with special needs and their families who are served by the Institute through its four areas of focus: education, outreach, developmental behavioral pediatric health care and research.

Grady & Phyllis Williams with Bob Main

Jack & Mary Barker

Amanda Terry, Gayle Coleman & Stephanie Foster

StarNight 2011 co-chairs Kim & Joe Dan White

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Monique and Senator Andy Berke & StarNight 2011 co-chair Kim White

Charity Galas…Birthdays… Engagement Parties...

A festive weekend of shopping and fun!

Wedding Showers…Anniversaries…

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Join us October 27–29 at Agricenter International Thursday, October 27: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Marketplace Morning 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - General Admission Shopping 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Marketplace Gala Friday, October 28: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - General Admission Shopping 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Girls Night Out Saturday, October 29: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - General Admission Shopping

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This whimsical

carnivalthemed party is every child’s fantasy, complete with balloons, face paint, games and a smorgasbord of Southern-style comfort food and savory treats. Designed by Michelle Hope of Social Butterflies, LLC, for her twoyear-old girl, this birthday celebration is an entertaining event for guests of all ages. “Since she had never been to a circus or carnival I was inspired to create one with fun bright colors

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and exciting games – elements that any two year old would love,” says Hope. This party has a playful personality that will have you yearning for a day under the real big top. THE DECOR:

The festive environment was created using an explosion of color in everything from the decorations and party favors to the food and games. Brightly colored bows, polka-dot balloons, paper garland and vibrant drapes of fabric were fun accents to this lively party.

Hope made sure to inspire imagination by creating a “big top” on her back porch. Under the tent were games, balloon animals and a place for face painting as well as food stations. Back inside, an elaborate array of desserts including a four-tier display of cupcakes decorated in popular carnival food fashion took center stage along with cannolis made to look like hot dogs and fun party favors. Adding to the carnival theme was a photo booth where guests donned clown noses and wigs and had their picture taken against a red and white


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striped backdrop. After the party each guest went home with a copy of their picture and a thank you note from the hostess. FAVORS:

The party loot included balloons and takeout boxes boasting a label that read “Thanks for clowning around at Juliana’s birthday carnival!” filled with animal crackers. Other favors were prizes from carnival games, balloon animals, cotton candy and a big-top sippy cup. GAMES:

Under the “big top” guests played Bean Bag Toss, Feed the Elephant and Treasure Hunt. THE MENU:

A diverse menu and interactive food stations created by Ziparo’s Catering ensured refreshments to please everyone. A slider station offered made-to-order burgers with a choice of toppings and side of boardwalk fries. Other stations included a place for guests to create their own pasta dish and a booth where they could choose from flavors of popcorn chicken served in cute popcorn buckets.

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BLT Salad Cups

Yield: 12 Salad Cups


2 heads crisp Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped 2 Beefsteak tomatoes, washed and diced 1/2 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1/2 cup crisp bacon, chopped 1 bottle ranch dressing


Fill small decorative cups (ice cream sundae cups work great) with the chopped Romaine lettuce. Mix both cheeses together in separate bowl and sprinkle over top of lettuce. Place a handful of chopped tomatoes and bacon over top. Drizzle with ranch dressing.

Mini Cannoli Hot Dogs

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Home Accessories Yield: 18 mini cannolis


3 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract chocolate chips red food coloring yellow food coloring yellow icing 18 mini cannoli shells 

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Drain ricotta cheese in colander until dry. Mix with the sugar and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 8 to 10 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips and add food colorings to achieve the “pinkish orange” hot dog color for the filling. Load the filling into a pastry bag and cut off about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Use pastry bag to fill cannoli shells, leaving some filling on each end to resemble hot dog. Top each cannoli shell with yellow tube icing to look like mustard.

Caramel Corn Yield: 5 quarts

Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5 quarts popped popcorn Directions: Preheat oven to 250º. Place popcorn in large bowl. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil and stir constantly, then boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir to coat popcorn evenly. Place coated popcorn in two large, shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven. Stir coated popcorn every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break into pieces.

Corn on the Stick with Old Bay Butter Yield: 10 ears

Ingredients: 5 yellow or white ears of corn (husked and cleaned) 2 sticks butter 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning 92 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

10 medium wood skewers Directions: Boil corn (approx. 10 minutes) and allow to cool. Cut in half and pierce skewers through corn cobs. Melt butter in small pan over medium heat. Whisk Old Bay seasoning together with butter and remove from heat. Hold skewer handles and roll corn in seasoned butter. Serve on large platter or when making a large number you can use a hot dog warmer to keep warm.

Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Servings: 8

Ingredients: Vegetable oil 5 cups dry complete pancake mix, any brand 2 1/2 cups water 16 tsps. Tabasco Sauce 2 1/2 pounds chicken tenders or chicken breast, cut into small pieces 2 cups blue cheese dressing 4 scallions, finely chopped 2 tsp. coarse black pepper Directions: In deep skillet heat 2 1/2 inches of vegetable oil over medium heat. Make batter while waiting for oil to heat. Combine 4 cups of dry pancake mix, 2 1/2 cups water and 16 tsps. hot sauce in wide mixing bowl. Place remaining 1 cup dry pancake mix in separate bowl. Place batter mixture and bowl of dry pancake mix near cooktop. Line a plate with several paper towels. Dip chicken pieces in 2 tsps. of hot sauce & toss in dry pancake mix, coat evenly and shake off excess. Next, place chicken into batter mixture (Work in batches of 3 to 4 pieces coating and frying.) Remove from the batter, shaking off excess as you add chicken to hot oil. Fry for 2 minutes on the first side or until it turns a deep golden brown, turn chicken and repeat. Remove pieces and drain on paper towel lined plate. Season with salt. Prepare dipping sauce using creamy blue cheese dressing and stir in chopped scallions and black pepper. Serve immediately with refrigerated dipping sauce. Recipes courtesy of Ziparo’s Catering

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dining out

Kid-Friendly Eats


Text Bonnie Grosshans

Kids will be entertained while parents enjoy a delicious meal at these Tennessee ‘kid-friendly’ restaurants. Whether it’s outdoor dining or watching cooks toss pizza dough, families are welcome at these dining spots. GOOD DOG CHATANOOGA, TN

JACKSON Picasso Bistro & Pizzeria

Picasso Bistro & Pizzeria is the perfect laid-back, contemporary, and kid-friendly restaurant serving up some of the best pizzas in the Jackson area. Local art hangs on the wall and this school year Picasso’s is displaying entries in an art competiton for local high schools where the winner will receive a $250 scholarship – how much more family friendly can you get? Courteous wait staff, an open kitchen and traditional stone hearth oven keep kids entertained, while the Rockin Lobster Pizza with lobster, Alfredo sauce, spinach, onions, feta and a little squeeze of lemon is sure to please the adults. HOURS: Sun–Wed: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. Thurs–Sat: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. 10 Stonebridge, Suite A • 731.225.6506

MEMPHIS Huey’s Restaurant

Voted “Best Burger” by Memphis magazine every year since 1984, Huey’s Restaurant has become a landmark with six locations throughout the area. It’s very family friendly and the kids will be entertained with writing on the walls and shooting toothpicks into the ceiling through their drinking straw. Pictures hang from floor to ceiling on every wall, adding to the fun ambiance of Huey’s and there’s live 94 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

music on Sundays. Hours of operation vary from location to location, so be sure to call ahead. EAST Memphis: 901.682.7729 Cordova: 901.754.3885 DOWNTOWN: 901.527.2700 Collierville: 901.854.4455 Memphis: 901.624.8911 MIDTOWN: 901.726.4372

High Point Pizza

This old-school pizzeria is nestled in the quaint, family-orientated neighborhood of High Point Terrace in East Memphis. With red and white checkered tablecloths, black and white tiles, and video games like PacMan, this cozy restaurant pleases patrons with its high-quality pizza. The most popular seems to be the standard pepperoni but the Margherita with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes, feta and Parmesan cheese is right up there as a crowd-pleaser. Kids love this place; there’s a window where they can watch the cooks work pizza magic and they even let kids play with the dough. Another favorite at High Point Pizza is Mama D’s Italian Ice, offered in a variety of flavors. HOURS: Sunday-Thursday 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11:00a.m.-10:00 p.m. 477 High Point Terr., 901.452.3339



Located in the middle of downtown Memphis, its log cabin-like atmosphere sets the mood for down-home family fun. Kooky Canuck’s extensive menu will surely have something to satisfy any appetite. Only the brave of heart will want to tackle the Kookamonga Burger (a 7.5-pound monster with four pounds of ground chuck) Challenge, where if one person, unassisted, finishes the burger in 60 minutes, their meal is free and their picture goes on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. open daily: 11 a.m.–2:30 a.m. 97 South 2nd St. • 901.578.9800

NASHVILLE Pie In The Sky Pizza

Pizza heaven exists at Pie in the Sky Pizza. The modern casual dining restaurant uses handcut produce and fresh daily baked dough to create its signature pizzas, The Happy Family and The Carnivore. While parents can enjoy the bar area and numerous TVs, the kids are entertained at the dough bar where they can watch the cooks toss and roll dough and hone their skills with a little dough of their own. Hours of operation vary from location to location, so be sure to call ahead to find out the times. 1770 Galleria Blvd., Suite A • 615.778.0988 6917 Lenox Village Dr. • 615.837.9500 110 Lyle Ave. • 615.321.1223




Noshville Delicatessen

This place is an ideal spot for for families with its wide variety of food – hearty dining with lighter options too. Customers rave about the overstuffed sandwiches like the Reuben, homemade Matzah Ball soup and Carnegie cheesecake as well as Noshville’s comfy atmosphere punctuated by the deli’s house rules: “check your cares at the door, order with reckless abandon, and indulge your senses in the life that is Noshville.” On Saturdays and Sundays, when kids bring in their Noshville sippy cups, they get free pancakes. Hours of operation vary from location to location. 4014 Hillsboro Cir. • Nashville • 615.269.3535 1000 Meridian Blvd. • Franklin • 615.771.6674 1918 Broadway • Nashville • 615.329.6674 Carothers Cool Springs • 615.771.6674

a variety of homemade toppings. And there’s something for everyone – even vegetarians and and those on gluten-free diets.

interactive fountain or simply run around while waiting for their food. Both locations also serve brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

HOURS: Sun–Thurs: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Fri–Sat: 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Knoxville HOURS: Mon: 11:00a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Tues–Thurs: 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.; Fri:11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Sat: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.; Sun: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 12 Market Square • 865.637.4067

34 Frazier Ave. • Chattanooga • 423.475.6175

GATLINBURG The Donut Friar

Still family owned and operated, the Donut Friar’s homemade pastries have been a Gatlinburg favorite since 1969. The aromas of cinnamon bread and donuts are hard to resist. Kids especially love the powdered sugar and rainbow treats. The Donut Friar also offers wonderful cappuccinos, lattes and espressos. HOURS: DAILY—5:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. 634 Parkway, Ste.15 • 865.436.7306


Located at Coolidge Park on the North Shore of Chattanooga, GOOD DOG’s fun, welcoming atmosphere attracts diners both young and old. The children’s menu features kid-friendly items like hot dogs and hand-cut, twice-fried French fries, but they do take the role of serving the entire family seriously with other options such as fresh salads, homemade cupcakes and a great beer selection. GOOD DOG uses a local family farm’s meats and their unique griddled hot dogs are served with

KNOXVILLE The Tomato Head

Knoxville families love The Tomato Head, a great casual restaurant with fresh cuisine. Everything is made in house, from salad dressings to fresh bread and all of the delicious desserts; they even pickle their own vegetables. Popular menu items include unique pizza combinations, sandwiches and salads. The original location on Market Square is in a pedestrian-only plaza, with outdoor seating and space for children to play in the

Maryville HOURS: Mon: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; Tues–Thurs: 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Fri: 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sat: 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.; Sun: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. 211 W. Broadway • 865.981.1080

Long’s Drug Store

“Meet me at Long’s” has become the motto for this old-fashioned drug store where locals meet and dine on classic hamburgers, fries, and, of course, hand-dipped milk shakes. Long’s Drug Store has been a Knoxville dining legend since 1957 with breakfast favorites like country ham and biscuits and gravy as well as lunch with homemade pimento cheese, chicken salad, egg salad and much more. With its mouthwatering food and perfect family atmosphere, Long’s truly brings back memories of how things used to be. HOURS: Mon–Fri: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. 4604 Kingston Pk. • Kingston Pike Center 865.588.9218

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Halloween High Jinks TEXT JANE GAITHER

The trickster gene must be dominant. Around our house at Halloween, I need to check the sprayer by the sink to make sure there’s no rubber band around the handle, examine the inside of my shoes for goo and check the sugar bowl to make sure it contains sugar–not salt–before I sweeten my cereal. I come from a family of tricksters. As a child I remember my family’s playfulness. My father especially delighted in Halloween pranks that kept my mother, brother, sister and me accustomed to finding plastic spiders at the bottom of our milk. Each year we made our own costumes from an ancient trunk of clothes, worn-out hats and a few wigs my mother bought in the 1960’s. Rarely did we want masks from the drug store as they were all uncomfortably hot and itchy. We were remarkably satisfied with examining the selection, scaring each other by trying masks on in the store and then leaving empty handed. When my brother was five though, he became both fascinated and repulsed by an E.T. mask and he insisted on having it although he was too terrified to wear it. He proudly showed the mask to the neighborhood kids and then made my mother hide it at the top of the hall closet before bedtime. During the day he kept it close staring at it, poking his fingers through the eye holes and snapping the elastic strap. My father tried to get him to wear it for Halloween but he refused. He was happier to go as a robot wearing a box spray-painted silver. We traipsed from one neighbor’s house to the next until our pillowcases were heavy and then returned home to negotiate trades and eat our best pieces before being shooed off to bed. By this late hour both the sidewalk and the candy bowl by the door were empty. My father settled in his chair with a few pilfered

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chocolate bars and watched the end of the football game while my mother disappeared downstairs to run a final load of laundry. In the quiet, the doorbell rang. My sister and I sat up in bed wondering who was still allowed to be out trick or treating. We heard my father walk to the door, open it and then seconds later shout, “Marti! Marti! Come quick!!” My mother ran up the stairs. “What is it?” she asked. “You’ll never believe it,” he said with agitated astonishment. “A fullgrown, naked woman wearing an E.T. mask rang the doorbell, said ‘BOO,’ FLASHED me and ran away!” He was completely flabbergasted. “I’ve never seen such a thing!” My mother solemnly nodded at him, reached into the laundry basket, pulled out the E.T. mask and placed it over her face. “Trick or treat,” she said. When it dawned on him that in his bewilderment he hadn’t recognized his own wife, he hooted with laughter. Even now he can’t see a picture of E.T. without chuckling. I make this “tricky” popcorn snack at Halloween for my favorite pranksters. It is

similar to Cracker Jack but with a surprise in your mouth and not in a box. The result is a sweet and crunchy treat with a bit of heat on the back of your palate. It’s my trick for Halloween. Tricks and treats to all of you!

Tricky Treat Popcorn Ingredients: 3 quarts fresh popped corn (not microwave), lightly salted (Use a little oil when popping–it will taste better.) 1 can mixed nuts (I like to have a variety but you can use just peanuts if you prefer.) 1 cup dark brown sugar ½ cup Alaga syrup (or ¼ cup molasses and ¼ cup dark corn syrup) ½ cup butter ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. cayenne pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 250˚. 2. Place popcorn and nuts in a large roasting pan. 3. Combine sugar, syrup, butter and salt in saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes and remove from heat. 4. Add vanilla, baking soda and cayenne. Pour over popcorn and nut mixture and mix well to coat. 5.  Bake for 1 hour, stirring often. Note: When you add the baking soda the volume will increase for a few moments so make sure you use a 2-quart saucepan so you won’t make a sticky mess.


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It’s Time to Get

back in the game

Text Jeff Devereaux

Having difficulty obtaining a loan? Prepare for the application process by learning basic lending guidelines. TEXT Jeff Devereaux

The last five years have definitely had a negative impact on consumer confidence, specifically regarding the housing market. Rapid foreclosure and job loss sent the economy reeling in a downward spiral. Every time you turn on the TV, read the newspaper, check out a blog or visit a social networking site, there seems to be an overwhelmingly negative message regarding the stability of our economy. People are scared to plan for a future when they are uncertain of the now. At once a most prized possession and person’s greatest asset (the home), is now being devalued daily and new homes aren’t even being built. To add to the frustration, it’s difficult to get a loan these days. The big bad banks caused this mess and they are making customers bail them out. Isn’t this the message people hear? Some of this may be true in certain pockets of the country where sub-prime lenders preyed on naïve borrowers trying to achieve the American Dream. But in the majority of Tennessee communities are trying to stabilize and borrowers are being better educated by qualified mortgage professionals. Community banks are committed to helping their customers through the good times and bad times. Affordable financing is available 98 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

for all types of borrowers. You can still buy a home for much less than what it costs to rent each month. Homes in all price ranges have much more attractive rates and terms than ever before. Even jumbo financing has become more borrower friendly and affordable. This is all good news, not bad or negative. It’s time to get off the sidelines and get back in the game. The game has not changed, but the rules are now beginning to be enforced, and rightfully so. It all begins with the application and approval process. Is the loan process more demanding, stringent and detailed than before? Of course it is, and it should be. The concept of proving a person can adequately repay a loan should not be misunderstood as a lack of credit available. Additionally, the concept of proving down payment as money a person earned or saved should not be misunderstood as tighter lending guidelines. These are merely basic, sound lending practices. To adequately satisfy these requirements, all borrowers should be prepared to provide the following: • W2 forms (two years) and current pay stub(s) covering most recent 30 days • Employment addresses (two-year history)

• Signed sales contract and legal description • Latest two months’ bank statements (all bank accounts) • Open loans: addresses, account numbers, balances and monthly payments • Real estate owned: loan numbers, addresses, balances and monthly payment schedules • Social Security number(s) • If self employed, or if more than 25 percent of income comes from bonuses, commission or overtime, two years’ tax returns with all schedules and W2s • Payment for credit report and appraisal. Requiring and verifying the above documentation are practices that responsible lending institutions should have always been practicing. Simply go through this checklist to be sure you meet all qualifications. The lending process doesn’t have to be discouraging when you know what is expected of you.

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Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival Cove Lake State Park • Carryville 423.566.0329

Autumn Street Fair Downtown McMinnville 931.473.6611 •

The Rendezvous at Ravine 53 CR 231 • Oxford, MS 662.816.3445 •

Gallatin’s Annual Main St. Festival 615.452.5092 •

Kingston’s County Fair Southwest Point 865.376.1356 •

Oktoberfest 2011 Knights of Columbus Grounds 2892 Hwy. 70 E • Crossville 931.707.7291 •


NOV. 5 & 6

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Tennessee Fall Homecoming Museum of Appalachia 2819 Andersonville Hwy. • Clinton 865.494.7680 •


Harvest Moon Festival Municipal Park 420 Hwy. 76 • White House 615.672.3937

Through October 10 RiverRocks Outdoor Festival

Chattanooga Riverfront/Coolidge Park 423.265.0771 •


Boo! At the Zoo 3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. 865.637.5331 •

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops: Michael Feinstein 604 S. Gay St. 865.291.3310 •

Through October 2 Mid-South Fair

Desoto Civic Center 4560 Venture Dr. • Southaven, MS


Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center 123 Cromwell Dr. • Townsend 800.541.5994 •

Three Sisters Music Festival Ross’ Landing 100 Riverfront Pkwy. • Chattanooga 423.265.0771 •


Tennessee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza


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Scarecrows at the Park



Pink Palace Crafts Fair

Audubon Park 4160 Park Ave. • Memphis 901.543.5310 •


Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg Convention Center 920 Parkway 865.436.7479 •


Haunting of Harriman

Temperance Building Roane St. 865.376.4201 •

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Fred Miller Park 400 S. Jackson • Morristown 423.586.0260 •

Edgar Evans State Park Annual History Hayride Municipal Park 420 Hwy. 76 • White House 800.250.8619

7th Annual Biscuits & Bluegrass Festival

30th Annual Fall Festival & TN State Powwow Long Hunter State Park 910 Hobson Pike • Nashville 800.780.5733 •

Franklin Civil War Days

Harlinsdale Park N. Downtown Franklin 703.401.3747 •

Loveless Cafe 8400 Hwy. 100 • Nashville 615.646.9700


Oktoberfest: Nashville

Orpheum Theatre 203 S. Main St. • Memphis 901.525.3000 •

1227 7th Ave. N • Nashville 615.818.3959 •

Memphis the Musical

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TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St. • Nashville 615.782.4040 •


Athenaeum Ghostly Dinner 808 Athenaeum St. • Columbia 931.381.4822


Fiddlers Grove Fall Festival & Ghost in the Grove



3rd Annual Fall-Fest Chili Cook-Off 100 Courthouse Square • Celina 931.243.3338 •

Knoxville Brewers’ Jam World’s Fair Park 865.522.1604 •

Tennessee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer LP Field • Nashville

Tennessee Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Laurelwood Shopping Center • Memphis


Candlelight Walking Tour of Historic Cedar Grove Cemetery 609 S. Maple St. • Lebanon 615.598.8950 •

Kristin Chenoweth at Fest de Ville Gala TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium 505 Deaderick St. • Nashville 615.687.4300

Pumpkin Fest 123 Randolph Rd. Grove Center • Oak Ridge 865.455.2445 •

28th Annual Pumpkin Fest

James Ward Agricultural Center 945 E Baddock Pkwy. • Lebanon 615.443.2626 •

Heritage Foundation 2-5th Ave. Main St. • Franklin 615.591.8500 •

Halloween Ghostly Gathering


Historic Rugby 5517 Rugby Hwy. 888.443.2626 • photo courtesy of TPAC


Haunted Historic Edgefield Home Tour Between 10th and 5th Streets & Woodland Street and Shelby Ave. • Nashville

Jam in the Vineyard Nolichucky Vineyard 6600 Fish Hatchery Rd. • Russellville 423.312.6755 •

October Sky Fall Festival Arrowhead Park Roane St. • Oliver Springs 865.435.2309 •


Hauntings at the Hermitage 4580 Rachel’s Ln • Nashville 615.889.9289 •

Haunted Halloween Historic Carnton Plantation 1345 Carnton Ln. • Franklin 615.794.0903 •

Taylor Swift FedEx Forum 191 Beale St. • Memphis

Through October Haunted Cavern

Ruby Falls 1720 S. Scenic Hwy. • Chattanooga 423.821.2544 •

Rocktoberfest—Every Saturday & Sunday Rock City • 1400 Patten Rd. • Lookout Mtn., GA 706.820.2531 •

Shuckle’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Lower Station Camp Rd. • Hendersonville 615.699.6293


Helping Children Through Music, Fashion and Fun Dillard’s, The Mall at Green Hills • Nashville 615.297.0971

er 2011 Cleveland Apple Festival

Downtown Cleveland 423.503.4114 •


Thrills, Gills & Chills

Tennessee Aquarium One Broad St. • Chattanooga 800.262.0695 •


Aretha Franklin

Ryman Auditorium 116 Fifth Ave. N • Nashville 615.889.3060 •


Great Pumpkin Festival

Discovery Center at Murfree Spring 502 S.E. Broad St. • Murfreesboro 615.890.2300 •


Art on Fire

Dixon Gallery & Gardens 4339 Park Ave. • Memphis 901.761.5250 •


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NOV. 5 & 6

Art Show St. George’s Independent School

1880 Wolf River Blvd. • Collierville 901.261.2395 •

Mountain Makins Festival

Rose Center & Company for the Arts 442 W. Second N. St. • Morristown 423.581.4330 •

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Gift s That Do Good

see & do


TENNESSEE: Merry Marketplace Junior League of Memphis Oct. 27-29 Agricenter International 901.340.0529

Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Promote local retailers and contribute to the community when you enjoy a funfilled weekend at one of these shopping extravaganzas. Plan for a unique holiday shopping experience when you attend one of several events hosted by the Tennessee chapters of Junior League. Shoppers can browse booths from dozens of local and national merchants offering items ranging from designer clothing and accessories to gourmet food and home furnishings. These annual events draw hundreds of people with their warm ambiance and fun atmosphere complete with festive decor and seasonal treats. Those attending will find something for everyone on their list, but most of all, they will know their purchase makes a difference in the lives of others. All proceeds from Tennessee’s Junior League shopping events will be donated to projects or programs in local communities. The shopping 102 | At Home Tennessee • October 2011

extravaganzas are among the leagues’ largest fundraisers and enable the organizations to support their missions of improving the lives of women, children and families. The popular events are successful each year as shoppers find gifts for their loved ones and feel good knowing they made a contribution to the community. From kids to adults— there’s something for everyone. Patrons can get dressed up and attend the Gala which includes an exclusive silent auction as well as fabulous food and drink or opt for a fun girls’ night out while sipping cocktails and browsing the aisles. There is even a day for kids to meet Santa or decorate their own gingerbread house for the holidays. In addition to general shopping, marketplaces will offer private shopping, food from some of the area’s best restaurants, live music and more. Those interested in attending can find more information by calling one of the numbers listed on this page.

Tinsel & Treasure Junior League of Knoxville Nov. 11-13 Knoxville Convention Center 865.584.4124 November 18-20

USJ Holiday Mart Carl Perkins Civic Center Jackson, Tn 731.664.0812

Tis the Season Holiday Marketplace Junior League of Nashville Nov. 18-20 Nashville Convention Center 615.269.9393 ext. 123

NEARBY: Merry Market of Oxford Oct. 28-29, Inn at Ole Miss

Oxford Holiday Market Nov. 4-5, Oxford Conference Center

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sources 20 | Fall Fashion: Location–The Hermitage Hotel • Nashville 615.244.3121 • Photographer–Sarah Dobbins Model–Shelby Vandenbergh Advantage Models and Talent • Franklin, TN 615.790.5001 Stylist–Mila Grigg Moda Image Consulting • Nashville 615.218.6831 • Hair & Makeup–Stephanie Russell 615.491.2017 • • H.Audrey • Nashville • 615.760.5701 Kittie Kyle • Memphis • 901.452.2323 Levy’s • Nashville • 615.383.2800 Nordstrom Mall at Green Hills • Nashville 615.309.0059 • Oak Hall • Memphis • 901.761.3580 Southern Couture • Memphis • 901.682.1128 Stacey Rhodes Boutique • Brentwood • 615.221.9992

58 | Home Feature: Photographer–D. Fell Merwin FM Photo & Graphics 615.480.7070 Architect–InForm Smallwood + Nickle 615.269.3130 • Interior Design–Amelie de Gaulle 615.513.5938 • Flooring–Werthan Tile 615.460.9655 • Cabinets–Gaertner Cabinets 615.297.1612 • Builder–McPherson-Shaw, Inc. 615.822.8020 • Appliances–Cenwood Bath–Ferguson Galleries

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A Lesson in



The word “modern” brings to mind a variety of meanings and, perhaps, means something different to everyone. The concept of being “modern” in design style is really no different. In Living Modern: The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors (Thames and Hudson, www. $42.85), Richard Powers guides readers through the many varied facets of the modern aesthetic. The book opens with a simple question: “What does it mean to be modern?” Throughout the 368 pages that follow, Powers aims to provide readers with an answer to that query. “It is not strictly a style but rather an attitude to style, one that is less purist and more creative than you might imagine,” he writes. From the general to the very specific, this book explores all aspects of what makes an interior space modern. For those in search of inspiration, Living Modern boasts 740 color

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illustrations featuring unique contemporary homes from around the globe. In Powers’ world of modern design, our only limitation is truly our imagination as evidenced by the avant-garde treehouse featured within the pages of this book. If you crave creativity and innovation in design, look no further. Different modern styles within the realm of contemporary design are examined and discussed. Minimal, baroque, retro and modern eclectic are just a few of the trends featured. Each section is complete with beautiful photographs and detailed descriptions. Additionally, an entire chapter is devoted specifically to architecture. “A modern interior doesn’t have to exist in a modern house,” Powers notes. He also explores how these contemporary spaces function. One portion of the book discusses how furniture fits into this particular style and spotlights some of the

most interesting and unique pieces imaginable. Clearly, the book could serve as an overall guide to creating your personal modern space. One particularly interesting element of Living Modern is the juxtaposition of the magnificent contemporary homes with their settings in nature. From mountains to deserts, these unique scenes provide a dramatic backdrop to the designs being showcased. The gorgeous outdoor, garden and pool photos will make readers feel as if they could step right into the book. Whether you want to completely overhaul your home’s interior, add a bit of modern flair, or simply educate yourself on the elements of contemporary design, this month’s pick has it all.

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