Derby Dish: April 13 Edition

| April 13, 2011
Tiffany Shirley | Studio 5150. Bobby and Nicki Vormbrock (with their dogs Molly and Bella) are going to walk the runway for “The Magic of Derby Fashion.”

Tiffany Shirley | Studio 5150. Bobby and Nicki Vormbrock (with their dogs Molly and Bella) are going to walk the runway for “The Magic of Derby Fashion.”

Bringing down the house

A number of notables from the real estate industry – including Harry Borders, of Borders & Borders, and Brad DeVries of Semonin – will take a break from work to rock the runway for “The Magic of Derby Fashion” presented by Greater Louisville Women’s Council of Realtors April 20 at Wildwood Country Club.

Nicki Vormbrock, of REMAX Alliance, will be among those on the catwalk, though this isn’t her first foray into fashion.

“I’ve been modeling since I was 16,” said Nicki, adding with a giggle: “Now watch. I’ll be the one that falls on the runway.”

Nicki is repped by Alix Adams and plans to give her hubby, Bobby, a few pointers before he struts his stuff. “He’s never done any modeling, but he’s beautiful,” Nicki said of her spouse and fellow Realtor. “Still, we’re going to have a crash course next week, yes we are.”

Want to watch Nicki, Bobby and their counterparts bring down the house next week? Call 502.693.5219 or 502.938.7177 or e-mail jsharber@mooserllc.com or pj.moore@lnfcu.com. Tickets are $30 to $35. Doors open for the lunchtime fashion show at noon.

Brown-Forman | courtesy The $1,000 Mint Julep will feature Woodford Reserve bourbon in a silver cup by Tifany & Co.

Brown-Forman | courtesy The $1,000 Mint Julep will feature Woodford Reserve bourbon in a silver cup by Tifany & Co.

$1,000 Cocktail

Woodford Reserve will once again serve up über-special mint juleps to philanthropic-minded individuals on Derby Day at Churchill Downs.

The Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup Experience features a cocktail containing ice made of rainwater captured on the pristine island of Tasmania, Australia; rare chocolate mint grown in San Diego; bourbon-smoked sugar from Louisville, which combines raw Demerara sugar smoked in used Woodford Reserve barrels; and a small batch of the Master Distiller’s personal selection of Woodford Reserve super-premium bourbon – all of which is served in a sterling silver mint julep cup designed by Tiffany & Co.

Only 103 of the $1K cocktails will be sold, and the proceeds from every single one will benefit The Heart of a Horse Foundation.

Find out more – including how you can bid on one of three “Prestige” cups, which feature a 24-karat gold vermeil design around the base of the sterling silver cups – at www.woodfordreservemintjulep.com.

Swimsuit stunner Kate Upton will host the second annual Ferdinand’s Ball.

Swimsuit stunner Kate Upton will host the second annual Ferdinand’s Ball.

Having a Ball

Swimsuit stunner Kate Upton will host the second annual Ferdinand’s Ball May 5 at the Frazier International History Museum in downtown Louisville.

The 18-year-old Victoria’s Secret model recently made waves after appearing in the most recent issue of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. (It should be noted she was named Rookie of the Year for said issue).

Ferdinand’s Ball is the brainchild of sisters Kim Boyle and Aimee Boyle Wulfeck, in honor of Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby Winner and 1987 Horse of the Year. After making millions in the races, Ferdinand was sent to stud in Japan and, following his stud career, ended up in a slaughterhouse, which spurred an international outcry.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit Old Friends, the nonprofit Kentucky facility that rescues retired racehorses from neglect, abuse and slaughter. For more information, go to www.ferdinandsball.com.

Contact Angie at 502.551.2698, angie@voice-tribune.com, www.facebook.com/angiefenton2 and www.twitter.com/angiefenton.

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Angie Fenton
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.

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