Author: Patton, Gioia
Date published: April 1, 2011
Okay, so it had rained the night before and the morning of Derby Day 2010, which meant everyone went to "Plan B" when it came to their foot attire for the annual Derby Breakfast - held under an enormous white tent on the grounds of Farmington Historic Plantation. But that's what wellies are for, right?
Even mud wasn't a deterrent, though, for the many smiling attendees who, like me, have always made the Derby Breakfast a part of their Kentucky Derby agenda.
The Wiltshire Pantry catered a scrumptious lunch of country ham, asparagus, cheese grits, strawberries and raspberries clotted cream, and, of course, Derby pie. And in addition to the couples and individual ladies who caught my attention that day (see photos) my other standout memory was easily the understated elegance of Bittners' hospitality tent, which was furnished in elegant oriental rugs, sofas, and easy chairs designed by Douglas Riddle, president of the prestigious design firm.
GO THIS YEAR
BENEFITS * Historic Homes Foundation when * May 7, 9:30am-12pm where * Farmington Historic Plantation TICKETS * $125/individual, $1000/table CONTACT * 502.452.9920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OR PARTY HERE
Mudd Sister's Steamboat Race Annual Benefit
Enjoy live band, food, and a cash bar while watching the Steamboat Race. This event is held by three daughters and husband of Trudy Mudd who suffered from Alzheimer's.
BENEFITS *Alzheimer's Association WHEN * May 4, 4:30-1 0:30pm WHERE * Kingfish restaurant on Jeffersonville riverfront TIKETS * $30 ($35 at the door) CONTACT * email@example.com or 502.451 .4266.
Oaks Eve Bash Racing to Help Children
Music and entertainment will be provided by the Atlanta Allstars Band, with classic American cuisine, and a display of unique and exotic cars. The expanded silent auction will include a NASCAR racing package, vacation experiences, original artwork, and more. The event will also include special celebrity guests to mingle and party the night away.
BENEFITS * The Dream Factory, Blessings In a Backpack, and Racing for Corey WHEN * May 5, from 7:30pm-1 2:30am WHERE * Medallion Ballroom at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel TICKETS * $ 100 each CONTACT * 502.292.8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison Duncan dressed in the spirit of the day from head to toel.
The lovely Kristen Hudson really stood out dressed all in black with hot pink accents.
The Voice-Tribune's longtime social columnist Luci Blodgett with Franklin Starks III.
Kathy Schoen of Brown-Forman
Looking picture perfect! Best Dressed Couple Jamie and Deborah Sarno of Louisville
Best Dressed Couple Scott and Mary Stuckert of Louisville