Author Archive: Lauren DePaso
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Voice-Tribune Staff Writer Lauren DePaso enjoys being a tourist in her own city, exploring the nightlife and cheering on the Cards. A Louisville native, she currently resides in St. Matthews.
Aside from Brian and Tracy Merkley being an obviously attractive couple, one fact that makes them so much more adorable is that they are high school sweethearts. He was a Trinity basketball player while Tracy cheered for Assumption. Now ain’t that the stuff Louisville is made of.
With everyone still in recovery mode from Derby weekend, a little hair of the dog is in order. Let’s bring it all back to what got us here and re-live the excitement of the first Saturday in May with the Third Thursday of the month at The Voice-Tribune’s Eat • Play • Live After-Work Party.
It seemed odd at first when I sat down to do my Out ‘n’ About on Cave Hill Cemetery. With all do respect, I think we can all agree that no one there is necessarily the life of the party. Fast forward to this week, and the loss of a dear friend’s father made this week’s column all the more relevant.
In a small(er) town like Louisville – whether you interpret that as geographical or social – it is still rare to find high school sweethearts. When I came across Richard and Lesa Buckler, I had to find out how anyone could find love in high school and make it last 33 years later.
My significant other and I have a-wedding-a-month until November (and two in June), so I took this calm before the storm and ventured out to Yew Dell Botanical Gardens seeking solace from everyone else’s wedding bells – only to be slapped in the face by nature.
This year’s 33rd annual Derby Breakfast will be the perfect toast to your morning. Whether it’s a pre-party before heading to the track or your morning destination, one thing is certain: If you aren’t there, you’ll be green with envy.