I’ve missed penning The Dish, but I was happy to give it up for the past several weeks because we needed the room for Best Dressed overflow and then two weeks of photo galleries we thought you, our readers, would enjoy.
But I’m back and eager to, well, dish…
New for You
Have you noticed we split the print paper into three sections – News, Society and Life & Style? What about our newly revamped website, www.voice-tribune.com, which we continue to enhance and add fresh content daily, along with making it even easier to read on your smartphone. Have you checked out our ever-increasing stable of local writers? It now includes best-selling author and Huffington Post business columnist Don McNay; our animal guru David Loignon, The Pet Buddy; Fitz Fitzgerald, who pens our Dressed Behavior fashion column; Bert Kremer, our fitness blogger; and former intern-turned-College Confab blogger Sammy Stratton, a Louisville native who is attending American University.
You’ll notice even more additions and enhancements in print and online over the next few months. Can’t dish about them yet, but I think you’ll be pleased. We are.
Best Dressed EXCESS
The Voice-Tribune’s Best Dressed 2011 Presented By Churchill Downs feels like it was ages ago, but we’re still getting fabulous feedback from those who attended.
My bosses, Jonathan and Tracy Blue, and Event Chair Lori Kommor have already expressed their gratitude to everyone who helped us put on a top-notch event in previous issues. Now it’s my turn.
I may not have any family members living in Kentucky, but I sure do have an incredible network of friends who make me feel as though I do. I count Larry and Robin Kihnley among them and for good reason: They treat me like kin. We’ve shared a number of special occasions together over the years, but they’re also always right there to lend a helping hand and did when they offered to fetch the gowns I wore to emcee Best Dressed when the pick-up time coincided with rehearsal. Their offer was no small feat, considering they had to drive out to the satellite store Glasscock boutique had set up in the Crowne Plaza – which is situated right near the fairgrounds and this occurred during the Kentucky State Fair. Larry recently brushed off my effusive appreciation with a chuckle. “Of course we’d help you out,” he said. “Anytime.” I’m indebted to the Kihnleys for their continued love and care, but I’m hoping a public thank you will at least give them an idea of how truly special I think they are.
One of the Glasscock gowns I wore for Best Dressed was made of chiffon and leather and was so fitted, it took much help to get it on. Thanks to the Joseph’s Salon & Spa crew for going above and beyond (and under) backstage to ensure I was dressed my best that night.
Earlier in the day, J Michael’s Spa & Salon owner Jill Higginbotham and stylist Stephen Lewis worked their magic on me after I walked through the door looking like a serious hot mess. Yes, they made me look my best, but best of all, they made me feel it.
Last but certainly not least, The Voice is extremely grateful to Michael and Laura Jones and the Highland Cleaners crew for the expert attention and care they showed all of us at The Voice post-BD2011.
I look forward to dishing next week about an issue I’ve been waiting to share. In the meantime, I hope you’ll join me and the rest of The Voice staffers for our monthly Third Thursday event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave.
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About the Author (Author Profile)
Angie Fenton is Managing Editor of The Voice-Tribune, a Blue Equity company. She is also an entertainment correspondent for WHAS11′s new morning show, “Great Day Live!”, which debuted August 22 on Louisville’s ABC affiliate. Additionally, Angie is an entertainment correspondent for the Saturday Morning Show with Ron ‘n’ Mel Fisher on 84WHAS (840 AM) and has served in the same capacity for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks; Breeders’ Cup; and Circuit of the Americas during the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in November 2012. Angie also serves as an emcee, host, voiceover professional and on-camera commercial talent.
Angie has a bachelor’s and master’s in English from Central Michigan University and began her career as an adjunct professor at her alma mater. She is the youngest of five — four of whom were adopted, including Angie, and none of whom are biologically related. She is also a Michigan native who moved to Kentucky in June 2002. Angie is owned by two dogs — Herbie and Yoda — and feels lucky to have loved and been loved by many more, including Pooch, Jessie, Onyx, Jack and Big Bud, who took his last breath on Christmas Day 2012.