Darlene Mazzone

The Blackwell House of Couture

2017 March/April

Valentino. Lauren. Blackwell. No, not Richard Blackwell the former fashion designer of the 60s. Roby Blackwell, the Paducah fashion designer of the future.

 

Even his name is stylized. (It’s pronounced Robbie but his Mom determined the spelling had to work with his brothers’ names of Ryan and Ross—you know, four letters long.)

 

Makers Gonna Make!

2017 March/April

I am currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Big Magic.

 

And I would most certainly entertain the idea of sharing its every page with you here if space, and copyright laws, would allow. So the best I can do in this arena is to recommend that you get one for yourself.

 

But I do want to share this bit of inspiration.

It's Arts Day In Kentucky

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Of course, it's Arts Day everyday in Paducah!

 

For The Love Of Their City, For The Love Of Their Fellowman

2017 January/February

Harvest - Home - Holidays

2016 November/December

“The greatest thing a human soul can do in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way,” wrote English art critic John Ruskin. “To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion all in one”

 

The 1857 Hotel

2016 July/August

You COULD say that Paul Gourieux saw the light!

 

From The Editor: May/June 2016

2016 May/June

I have a confession to make.

 

Here we go! Hello next quarter century!

2016 January/February

Every time I say aloud that we’ve been doing PADUCAH LIFE Magazine for 25 years I get this sort of shiver down my spine. And when I choose the phrase “quarter century,” y’all I just feel a bit weak in the knees.

 

The Art Of The Letter

2015 November/December

“A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence,” advised an 1876 guide to the art of epistolary etiquette, “but also as a work of art.”

 

Last Christmas I ran across this quote in an essay on the lost art of letter writing, and I was inspired.

 

New Life for an Historic Building. New Southern Cuisine for Downtown Paducah

2015 September/October

Sara Bradley Has Come Home To Her Roots.

 

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