Articles by BrigidKaelin

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Ear X-tacy Film Premiere in Louisville on Saturday.

Today is your last chance to get tickets to the film premiere of Brick and Mortar and Love, a documentary about indie-record stores and indie-music and many other things indie. The film will be making the rounds in national film festivals, but you can see it in Louisville on Saturday, April 7, at 7:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30) at the Louisville Science Center (727 W. Main St). Following the last year of earX-tacy record store and the ever-changing music industry, the documentary includes appearances and/or music by folks like My Morning Jacket, Nappy Roots, The Watson Twins, Cabin, and, in…


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Rome on a Budget — Day One. Well, half a day…

I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd (David would claim that is a massive understatement), but Antiquity was never my favorite. Even the ancient tombs and sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York were just okay. I mean, I thought they were neat and all, but it just didn’t fascinate me the way British history did. To me it’s always been about the place, not the artifact. Seeing a mummy in the Louisville Science Center is not the same as seeing it in Egypt. And seeing Roman ruins in a New York museum doesn’t even…


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Weekend in Edinburgh: Whisky, Wine, and Mead.

I love being a tourist, whether in my hometown, my adopted home, or actually on holiday. The past several days I spent running around Edinburgh entertaining houseguests, new friends, old friends, and myself. Here are some of the highlights, all of which included a taste of something alcoholic. If that’s not your thing, just look at the pretty pictures and move on. This week will be full of water and vegetables, but, for now, sin: The Edinburgh Christmas Market: The locals try to convince you that winter is unbearable in Scotland. I’m still convinced it’s nothing like an NYC or…


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Sweden: Vikings and My Morning Jacket.

There’s a school of thought that says Americans, by nature, are pushy, competitive, and ADD, because of genetics. The type of people who fled their native countries seeking new lives and adventure would pass down those same explorer/mad-scientist genes to present-day folks. I thought a similar theory might hold true for the Swedes who did not become marauders, and instead remained in their beautiful country. That only seems to be the case for non-concert going people. The natives we met during our day-trip throughout Stockholm were perfectly charming and helpful. They were tall, beautiful, and willing to give directions or…


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One Day in Stockholm, Sweden, on a budget.

The second we stepped off the plane and onto the tarmac, David said, “Breathe that. Isn’t that the best air you’ve ever inhaled?” He was absolutely right. It was cool, crisp, and pure. Granted, we were about 100km outside of Stockhom at the Skavsta airport, surrounded by uninhabited land and fir trees, but it turns out that unpolluted air is everywhere in Sweden. I felt my allergies vanish with every breath. What does one do with 36 hours in Stockholm? We knew we were heading to the My Morning Jacket show the night of David’s birthday, so that left us…


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From your local World Traveler…

Greetings from … um, where am I, again? Edinburgh, Scotland, I do believe. Although this morning, I woke up in Stockholm, Sweden. I’ve been over in Europe for a little over two months now, and I’m realizing that living in Europe means living in a time warp. That’s not just because of the medieval streets and incredibly slow pace of life, but because I don’t really comprehend having been gone from Louisville for any real length of time. With that in mind, I’m back to LouisvilleKY.com. It’s been tough trying to figure out how world traveling fits into a blog…


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Singing in the Rain.

It’s raining here. But seeing as I’m writing you from Edinburgh (that’s Scotland, not Indiana), that should come as no surprise. What has surprised me, however, is that the rain here is really just an occasional nuisance or unruly hair. Louisville sees serious rain, as I hear you’re seeing today. I haven’t posted in a while here on LouisvilleKY, at least not since The Wedding. Apparently, planning a wedding, a honeymoon, and following it up with an international move, is not the brightest or most typical thing that couples do. We are not your typical couple. I’m going to aim…


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How We Kept Our Wedding as Green as Possible.

Another wedding post! Sorry, but folks have been asking me to spill the details a la People Magazine. Well, maybe not THAT trashy, but apparently, wedding details are popular topics of discussion. I was at a lunch with two tables full of insanely smart and talented women last week, and somehow most of the conversation focused on weddings. Granted, it’s just what was was going on with us, but I still felt guilty about it. I felt really bad for the few women at that table who didn’t have wedding-on-the-brain. Still, I’m amazed by how wonderfully our wedding came together,…


Wedding wrap-up part one: it was perfect.

Our wedding was perfect. I don’t remember much of it, as I was assured I wouldn’t. Also, people told me I wouldn’t eat for all the flitting and fleeting. They were right, though I did manage to score a pile of fried macaroni & cheese balls at the end of the night (kudos to the awesome folks at Masterson’s, especially Sueanna). I also swore I wouldn’t work at my own wedding, but it turned out that the only peace and quiet I had during the party was when I hopped on stage for about twenty minutes. Nervous Melvin & the…


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Let Me Eat Cake! (The 2nd Best Part of Wedding Planning)

Newleyweds will tell you that one of the best parts of planning your wedding is choosing your cake-baker. David and I heard stories of tastings and flavors and bizarre bakers, but all of those stories ended with hours and hours of eating cake. I mean, eating cake … what else should a princess do with her time? Other than ride ponies and cut off heads? I was very much looking forward to it. Except that we fell in love with the cakes from the FIRST BAKER we tried. We could have lied to other people, or even lied to ourselves,…