Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:07 AMBy Jay Gulick / December 11, 20194 Comments
From GQ.com: Horses are a minor footnote in Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 article, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” The piece is less about what Thompson saw than what he hoped to see––the depravity that exemplified the culture of his hometown; the brouhaha, the drunken Kentucky colonels identifiable by whiskey-stained linen suits, but clean shoes. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:55 AMBy Jay Gulick / June 21, 2019Comment
From Architectural Digest: When philanthropist and art collector Steve Wilson and his wife, Laura Lee Brown, first dreamt up the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, it was conceived as a one-off. Located in the city's historic district, the hotel also serves as a means to share the couple’s love of art, as well as their impressive and ever-growing collection (which is as challenging and progressive as anything New York has to offer), with a wider, underserved audience. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:23 PMBy Jay Gulick / March 12, 2018Comment
Certain cities are on everyone’s wish lists: New York, Austin, Nashville. And they belong on those lists. But it’s a big country, and there are so many more places to see—including, increasingly, cities that we never would have given a second glance. Thanks to grassroots and civic revitalization projects, creative types taking advantage of cheap real estate, and the realization that small can be beautiful, a new list of must-see cities is forming. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:12 PMBy Jay Gulick / January 23, 2018Comment
Via Forbes.com: For many Americans, the city of Louisville is synonymous with three things: bourbon, Hot Browns (a local dish of thick toast topped with turkey, bacon, and Mornay sauce), and the Kentucky Derby. While all of these things still deserve our attention, there’s another good reason to visit this vibrant Southern city: outstanding restaurants and bars. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:07 AMBy Jay Gulick / February 24, 2017Comment
Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, is more than baseball bats and horseracing (although we’ll talk about those in a minute). Being the 27th largest metro area in the U.S. has its perks. For example, it’s a large enough city to draw in job opportunities (the city recently ranked #18 nationwide for job opportunities in health care and affordable housing) while maintaining a big helping of quaint Southern charm. As you consider purchasing a new Louisville home, we have a few facts for you to consider about the city.
Churchill Downs in South Louisville plays host every year to more than 150,000 attendees of the Kentucky Derby, held the day after the Kentucky Oaks, which itself is the third most-attended day of racing in the U.S. (For reference, the most recent Superbowl, held in Arlington, TX, was the most-attended Superbowl in history and saw only 103,219 attendees.) On top of the horse races, which continue in a tradition started back in 1875, the derby is also known for its fashion: those famed hats. The large, feathered, and otherwise extravagant headwear started becoming a staple at the event in the 1960s, and have attracted nearly as many admirers as the derby itself. While donning the stylish chapeaus, the derby observers are also downing approximately 120,000 mint juleps, the event’s traditional drink.
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Louisville’s real estate is in a great stage for buyers right now. In fact, the city was recently named the ...
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 1:35 PMBy Jay Gulick / December 28, 2016Comment
From C-J.com: To know the future, some invest in age old practices like consulting the movements of celestial bodies in astrology or observing the tea leaves left in a cup as practiced in tasseography. There’s also the handy Magic 8-Ball for making predictions. Instead, we've consulted some local experts to figure out the future in four areas: regional art and culture, Louisville cuisine and libations, fitness and wellness, and women’s cultural status in our community and state. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 3:40 PMBy Jay Gulick / November 1, 2016Comment
Kentucky Select Properties was started in Louisville in 2004 and is still 100% locally-owned and independent. Every business decision is made at the local level by owners who have a vested interest in the quality of life of their fellow Louisvillians.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AMBy Jay Gulick / September 26, 2016Comment
Great article from Bailey Loosemore at the Courier-Journal: Separated by the Ohio River, two of the metro area's once-thriving waterfront communities each had to almost completely die before they could enter periods of rebirth. Butchertown and New Albany - communities founded nearly 200 years ago - aren't a pair that's often compared. But with the metro as a whole experiencing a return to urban living, both have been labeled neighborhoods on the rise and have more in common than one might think. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10:28 AMBy Jay Gulick / September 21, 2016Comment
Check out this great article from Louisville native and travel blogger, Lia Saunders: Louisville, Kentucky is the city where I was born and raised, and although I’ve traveled all over the world, I’ve never found anywhere quite as special. Louisville is more than just a world class city brimming with art, culture, food, bourbon, and the friendliest people you’ll meet anywhere. It’s a big city with a small town feel, as the locals like to say. Louisville has so much to offer and shouldn’t be overlooked for anyone planning a trip to nearby St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, or Indianapolis! Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9:54 AMBy Jay Gulick / August 31, 2016Comment
Members of Kentucky Select enjoy lunch at the 2016 Partners in Philanthropy Awards presented by Business First of Louisville and The Community Foundation of Louisville. From Left: John Stough, Ann James, Missy Ormerod, Christy Dodds, Woode Hannah, Julie Beam, Jay Gulick and Sandy Gulick.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 10:37 AMBy Jay Gulick / August 29, 2016Comment
From Courier-Journal.com: Tommy Johns knew before he toured a single home starting late last fall that he and his girlfriend would feel most at home in Germantown, the neighborhood on the north side of Eastern Parkway that's become a big draw for young professionals. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:50 PMBy Jay Gulick / June 16, 2016Comment
From Courier-Journal.com: In strike-up-the-band news for bowlers, the new owners of the retro-era Vernon Lanes bowling alley and event space in a historic Butchertown building plan to continue offering bowling, after closing temporarily for renovations. Atlas Properties management group, a subsidiary of LEVO investment firm in the Whitestone Building on West Main Street, announced Tuesday that it had purchased the property, also known as the Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:40 AMBy Jay Gulick / May 17, 2016Comment
Via Broken Sidewalk and Contributing Editor/Filmaker Elijah McKenzie. In 2014 Louisville based "City Collaborative" created Resurfaced a project to build temporary "pop up plazas" on vacant lots across the city. This video explains some of the thinking behind Resurfaced and the future of Louisville's urban core through the voices of Marianne Zickuhr (Founding executive director, Preservation Louisville), Patrick Henry (Landscape Architect, Patrick Henry Landscape Architects), Jennifer Chappell (Creator, Three Points Beautification Project), and Jaison Gardner (Co-host, WFPL’s “Strange Fruit”). Watch The Video.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:30 AMBy Jay Gulick / May 9, 2016Comment
From Departures.com: The distiller behind Copper & Kings—makers of exceptional American brandy and absinthe—tells us why the Derby town is home to so much more than just the two most exciting minutes in sports. Louisville denizen Joe Heron helped re-popularize hard cider in America when he founded Crispin in 2004. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:39 AMBy Jay Gulick / April 30, 2016Comment
LOUISVILLE bolts into the public eye for 120 seconds each May, but there is more to this courtly city on the Ohio River than the Kentucky Derby. The last decade has seen a cultural and civic blooming, with new galleries, restaurants and performance spaces taking their place alongside the city’s already robust roster of seductions. Entire neighborhoods — Butchertown, for instance, and East Market — have been reimagined as engines of cultural and culinary expression. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 3:31 PMBy Jay Gulick / March 17, 2016Comment
From HighlandsHomePlace.com: Kentucky is serious about bourbon. If you order an Old Fashioned in Kentucky, there’s not much question about what you will get. There are a few rules when it comes to bourbon production, as well as some unwritten rules that come with how you drink it. We’ve all heard the self-proclaimed bourbon connoisseur at the restaurant who orders a “Woodford and Coke”. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:04 PMBy Jay Gulick / September 10, 2015Comment
From Courier-Journal.com: Louisville has moved near the head of the line among the dozens of communities coveting a fiber-optics network developed by Google Fiber that could provide ultrafast Internet service. The fiber network, if installed, would greatly increase the speed for downloading material from the Internet, streaming movies, gaming and more. Read more.
Posted by Jay Gulick on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 9:12 AMBy Jay Gulick / August 11, 2015Comment
Best known as the home of the annual Kentucky Derby, Louisville remains under the radar for most people. But, as the locals will tell you, Louisville isn’t the small, southern town many envision. In the last decade, it has blossomed into a city that rivals other southern cities like Nashville and Charleston. Even as Louisville transforms, its history is not lost — everything comes with a side of the southern hospitality. It’s not uncommon to find a new condo development on one block in Louisville and towering historic homes on the next. With an endless number of bourbon bars, nearly a dozen museums and an intense basketball rivalry, Louisville manages to offer both the best of both worlds for those seeking the feel of a small town and the conveniences of a larger city. Check out what these proud residents love most about their changing city. Read more.