Take this opportunity to explore your own back yard in Kentucky with me. There is so much to see and do in our beautiful Bluegrass state! Put on your hiking boots, lil' black dress or shorts and t-shirt and come exploring with me!
* Family Friendly *No Pets Photos by Marie Pullen Photography Raven Run is a scenic drive off of old Richmond Road in Lexington, KY. It is easy to access and offers a number of trails to choose from. The park itself is 734 acres and borders the Kentucky River. One of my favorite things about hiking the trails is that they offer unique experiences every time. They, of course, look different from one season to another, but rainfall can offer a different view as well . Even
It is the Christmas, gift-giving season! I have been working with some of the local talent and have compiled a quick list of just a few of the many great artists in the Bluegrass area. If you prefer to shop local, and keep more of your Christmas dollars within your community, this is a good place to start! I'm happy to introduce the following artists, as just a small sampling of local talent, describing their own works and inspirations. They have noted their upcoming shows a
* Family Friendly *Dogs on leashes (Pivot) Photos by Marie Pullen Photography I have been wanting to sink my teeth into some Pasta Garage goodness for weeks. I finally had the opportunity to visit both the Pasta Garage Italian Cafe and Pivot Brewing. These local enterprises are located in Lexington on Delaware Avenue off of Winchester Road. They are within walking distance of one another so it is easy to have your pasta and brew too! You can spot the Lexington Pasta scooter!
In honor of the recent National Farmers Markets Week, I'm highlighting a local farmer to share with you. There are so many excellent agricultural operations in the Bluegrass area it’s difficult to decide on just one. But I have to start somewhere and to be sure, I’ll feature more! Triple J Farm is a family-owned fruit and vegetable enterprise, with farm-raised beef and free range egg production. Located in Georgetown, Kentucky, the Triple J's namesake stems from the three ch
Photography by Marie Pullen Photography Nestled inside a small, cinder block edifice on North Limestone near 7th Street, you will discover a wonderful sandwich shop known as Mintons 760. Owners Chef Ashley and her husband, Brad have designed this cozy spot to seat about 20 people inside and another eight or so on the little back porch. With a longtime presence in Lexington's trendy NoLi (North Limestone) neighborhood, I'm here to tell you, Mintons is a hidden gem. Dining outs
Springtime would not bloom as beautifully if I haven’t managed to spend at least one afternoon at Lexington's Keeneland Race Course. Granted, as we struggle free of Old Man Winter's chilly embrace, it's been a little difficult making it to this season's meets. But just as those resolute jockeys astride their young thoroughbreds forge ahead, so must we rally to cheer them on. Besides, this rewarding experience is sooo Kentucky, it just can’t be missed! I eagerly await the liv
Photo by Marie Pullen Photography Okay, I gotta admit, I wasn’t much of a bourbon enthusiast until just a few years ago. The current boom Kentucky is experiencing in large and small, local batch bourbon production is offering the inquisitive palate many an enticing opportunity to explore. I’ve always loved the aroma of bourbon; pleasantly sweet and somehow... comfortable. If you’ve ever popped into the downtown Lexington Visitors Center, which I highly recommend whether or no
* Family Friendly *No Pets Raven Run is a scenic drive off of old Richmond Road in Lexington, KY. It is easy to access and offers a number of trails to choose from. The park itself is 734 acres and borders the Kentucky River. Photo by Marie Pullen Photography One of my favorite things about hiking the trails is that they offer unique experiences every time. They, of course, look different from one season to another, but rainfall can offer a different view as well . Even takin