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JUL 2018

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48 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 7.18 Photo by Terrence Humphrey Nail Salon CND Nails 1901 Rudy Lane Who doesn't like to get lacquered up every once in a while? As the Elle Woods in all of us knows, a tough week, an upcoming celebratory event or maybe just a need for a pick-me-up calls for the nail salon. And it's hard not to smile when picking out Essie and OPI colors like Cajun Shrimp (an orangey red), No Spain No Gain (a purple- leaning maroon) or Can't Find My Czechbook (a marine blue). CND owner Tom Doan sees the addiction firsthand, having been a nail technician for close to 25 years. As walks-ins fill the front of the shop one Friday evening, he directs them to chairs and assigns staff, all while painting shellac on my fingernails. He's coy about his work ethic or how he manages to one-up other salons (the basic pedicure involves a luxuriously long hot-stone massage). The paint hardens under the LED light, and Doan massages the keyboard ache from my palms. But the polish is only half, or maybe a quarter, of the fun. As the men I've spotted dipping their piggies into pedicure tubs know, the grooming and massage is the real treat. From the satisfying feeling of watching dead skin buildup get scrubbed away, to the soothing sound of water trickling into the tubs, to that surprise hot-stone massage — a boon for feet and calves neglected in favor of standing desks and high heels — the CND technicians know how to keep 'em coming back to those entrancing massage chairs. — Mary Chellis Austin RC RC Outdoor Patio Captain's Quarters 5700 Captain's Quarters Road "Where we're standing right now, I would be about three feet underwater," Andrew Masterson said in a Facebook video in early March. He had been documenting the late-February flooding that swallowed Captain's Quarters, the riverside restaurant that has been around in some form since the 1800s and under Masterson-family ownership since the '80s. One video showed him moving through the flooded restaurant, with several feet of water and six or eight inches of sludge drowning the place. "That's one of my hostess stands there, floatin'," Masterson said in a video. "That thing is easily 600 pounds." The water warped a dining table. A giant corner booth met its end. Appliances waded in the muck. In anticipation of the flooding, the restaurant closed on Feb. 18. Employees were able to get equipment from a new kitchen remodel and most furniture out of the building before water started seeping in on Feb. 22. The Ohio River crested a few days later. The water was out by March 3, and soon after, humming vents pumped air into the place to dry it out. Staff and volunteers pressure-washed and sanitized walk-in coolers, floors, walls. Manager Hannah Meredith recalls walking in mud up to her knees. Though most of the building materials are now tile and cinderblock to prevent structural damage, the mud on the outside wooden decks was more of a pain to remove. "The worst of it really is that our lawn is destroyed," Masterson said in a video, as a crew shoveled mud toward the river. "But we'll re-sod and get it good and clean, ready for you all to sit back and relax in a lawn chair and enjoy a cocktail." Captain's Quarters was open for business again on March 9. This spring, Masterson posted photos of a collapsed deck railing and a mangled tent. He wrote: "Thank you Mother Nature for continuing to remind me who is in charge."

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