Faces of Louisville: Dr Tami Cassis

FACES of Louisville: Dr. Tami Cassis

Posted by Heidi on Apr 15, 2012 in FACES of Louisville, Featured
Dr. Tami Cassis is my dermatologist and the dermatologist of most of my friends. Why? It’s an easy answer. We all know she is one of the best. But also, she is a woman, around our age, who is really honest with us; we feel comfortable with her immediately. She is ruthless about the sun, mole checks and taking care of your skin. All I know is that I want my skin to look like her skin.

She is the director of Cassis Dermatology & Aesthetics Center in Norton Commons which is a comprehensive medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology practice. Decorated by Bittners, with her signature fresh flowers, this doctor’s office doesn’t feel like a doctors office. It feels like you are going to visit a friend – a friend who tells you to wear sunscreen even in the winter (yes, it’s true) and always wear a hat.

Where did you grow up?

Janesville, Wisconsin.

How did you end up in Louisville?

I came to Louisville after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to go to Medical School at the University of Louisville.

How did you make the decision to be a dermatologist?

After finishing all of my third year medical school rotations, I knew that I liked all parts of medicine, I just didn’t love any one specialty. A good friend encouraged me to start my fourth year with a Dermatology rotation. He was right! I loved every minute I was on that rotation. I knew that was the career for me.

Did you tan in high school? I want the truth.

Yes, I am very open and honest about my mistakes in life. I hope someone can learn from my foolish choices. I grew up in freezing cold and snowy Wisconsin. I spent every chance I could going to the tanning salon. My parents hated that I went. They had no science to help back up their fight, but they just felt it could not be good for my fair skin.

What is your skin-care regimen?

I have the very unique opportunity to mix and match. Every morning I wash with Obagi on my Clarisonic brush, then I follow with the simply b, MD Crystal Clear stick to exfoliate my face in the shower. Then depending on how my skin is doing I will follow the Obagi or the Neocutis skin care line. I always tone with the simply b, MD Glyclear and I always finish with a daily moisturizer with SPF.

What is your favorite skin-care product?

I really don’t have a favorite. I have favorite products within different lines. And, without being totally gross, of course my favorite is MINE (simply b, MD)!

What is the best advice you have received in business and in life?

Business and life both: Believe in yourself and don’t set limits. You can do anything you are willing to work for!

Who is your mentor?

My parents, Duane and Diane Buss and Dr. Jeffrey P. Callen.

Marriott Wine & Design Evening

Winter Wedings

Lauren & Hassan

FloralApp Giveaway – Free TV Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Gascoyne, winner of the free TV! A big thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway; use code WICHTR for $5 off your next order on the Floral App! We hope you enjoy it 🙂

Congratulations to the 22nd Year Anniversary of Ladyfingers!

Seelbach Hotel Bridal Show – Summer 2011

Ritchie Wedding

Hats For Hope 2011 Sneak Peak

2011 Sneak Peek!
Check out a sampling of the 200 hats you’ll be able to bid on this April 14, and learn about several of the talented designers. To see the rest of the hats, you’ll have to attend the event. Just think, one of these could be yours…

Louise Green – British born and raised, came to the US in 1984 and within three years became a milliner. Her hats began selling in Los Angeles, and she was described as the designer who promoted the resurgence of hats. Her business, Louise Green Millinery Company Inc., grew to serving finer boutiques and department stores across the US and worldwide. Her factory, located in West Los Angeles, CA, is one of the most successful millinery companies in the U.S. Louise Green has won Millinery Designer of the Year three times sponsored by the Headwear Information Bureau, the NY fashion Press. She will be at Rodes for Women in Louisville on April 15 and 16 and will be attending Hats for Hope on Thursday evening, April 14th. One of Louise’s creations will be featured on the Hats for Hope Winner’s Circle and will be eligible for bidding throughout the evening.

Judith Mishler is a long-time supporter of Hats for Hope. This year she designed and donated this colorful large hot pink and orange hat with pink and orange tulle with large hot pink feathers and a large orange mesh bow. The Judith M Millinery Supply House, located in LaGrange, IN, is celebrating its 17th year in 2011.

Annie deVuono has supported Hats for Hope for several years. This year, she has designed, milled, and donated a beautiful red piece which she titles “A Giant Peony.” Each of Annie’s hats is created and stitched by hand in her Seattle, WA retail location, deVuono Hats. Her work has been featured at Louisville’s Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.

Two Chicks and Company, located on Shelbyville Road in Middletown, KY, donated these two gorgeous Derby hats, and we appreciate them as long-term contributors to Hats for Hope. They have a great selection of gift items in their shop including many Derby themed items.

This is D&W Silks‘ first year to be a part of Hats for Hope. They have a beautiful selection of Derby hats at their Frankfort Avenue location and have donated this large black and white ultra braid Brenda Waites Bolling hat with a black and silver rhinestone lace braid band with same large black bow and large red roses and black feathers.

Jeanne Simmons Accessories of Vista, CA, is a loyal supporter and has donated this brown faux fascinator top hat complemented with netting and feathers on a black head band.

Maria Curcic-Strong, Canadian designer and owner of LeChapeauRouge, has supported Hats for Hope since 2008. Maria was born in Paris, France. Her pursuit of design led her to millinery where she apprenticed in Paris. Upon moving to Canada, she opened her boutique “Le Chapeau Rouge” in 1994. This year’s design – featured at the Kentucky Derby Museum for one year in 2009 – is this charming fascinator, and is quite a traffic-stopper. Made of 100% silk with red and black feathers and silk flower, it is a visual delight that sits on a black satin head band.

Angie Schultz, of Attitudes by Angie donated these five gorgeous hats. Learn more about Angie’s passion for hat making.

Nanz and Kraft is a loyal donor to Hats for Hope. There have been years when several of their locations donated numerous hats for our event. This beautiful pale pink hat with white geo mesh and pink blooms is a shoe-in for Oaks Day when Churchill Downs becomes the Pink Out.

But, if you are more of a cap girl than a hat girl, this is for you. The Nanz and Kraft staff will be wearing these Derby caps during the season. If you have a favorite cap, maybe a team cap, take it to the Nanz Kraft staff and let them create a “Derby cap” for Derby Day.

This beautiful ring will be on our Winner’s Circle for auction. It is a Ross-Simons Pave diamond ring in a Size 7. It was donated by one of our volunteers and will certianly be a popular auction item.

We received two new exciting gift packages this year including a dozen roses each month for one year from Lloyd’s Florist and a Compact Wine Cellar stocked with red and white wines from Diva’s.

Churchill Downs commissioned British artist, Lesley Humphrey, to be the 2011 Kentucky Derby and Oaks artist. The Oaks print is titled “Ladies First” and the Derby print is titled “Victory.” The prints alone are 22″ x 32″ and are identically framed. Each is signed by Ms. Humphrey. They make a smashing pair.

Louisville Home Garden & Remodeling Show

Come and visit us at the Louisville Home Garden & Remodeling Show!

Nanz & Kraft Florists will be greating everyone who will be visiting this weekend. If you stop by receive a suprise value card and if you have a child under 12 years with you receive a rose!

Below is a little preview of this years Nanz & Kraft desing!