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Valerie Jaudon, Telos, 2012, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches

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COVER STORY

The naked truth about actress Lizzy Caplan and the “Masters of Sex” role based in STL that’s garnering some serious Emmy buzz.

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“Masters of Sex” photo by Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME.

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FEATURES

STYLE

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FASHION Join the folk fashion frenzy, and transition seamlessly from summer to fall.

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TRENDS Sweet pastel hues snag an unexpected spot in your transitional fall wardrobe.

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BOOMTOWN, USA The St. Louis startup business scene is on the fast track.

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ACCESSORIES A new round of designer duds takes us back to the frontier.

BRIGHT IDEAS Ten city schools expanding our thinking with innovative approaches to education.

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7 THINGS you must do this month.

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FASHION Three new luxury retailers set up shop at Plaza Frontenac. Plus, STLbred designer Neil Bardon leaves fans begging for more.

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ARTS The Kemper Art Museum’s “Moving Parts” exhibit explores time, space and duration.

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MEN’S Vintage-inspired frames are the perfect seasonless accessory.

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ENGAGEMENTS Two newly engaged St. Louis couples share their love stories.

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WEDDINGS This STL couple’s tale of fate rings to the tune of a classic love song.

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HOME GUIDE From home improvements and decor to top realtors and interior designers, we have all the resources you need for the perfect residence.

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102 NOW SERVING There’s a whole new world to explore when it comes to ice cream in St. Louis.

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CALENDAR Sing out loud with Katy Perry, hop on two wheels at the Gateway Cup and experience “The City at 250” at the Sheldon.

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SCENE IN ST. LOUIS Photos from ALIVE’s Hot List Party, Urbanaire, Al Fresco at The Cheshire and more.

128 ARCHETYPES A conversation with Ginger Imster, Executive Director of Arch Grants.

EAT + DRINK SPIRITS Brush up on your pickling skills—these lip-smacking treats are trending.

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DINING These new additions to the St. Louis candy scene have our sweet tooth buzzing.

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HOT EATS Fans of the popular Lulu’s Local Eatery food truck can now get their health-food fix on South Grand.

100 DINING GUIDE The best places in town to eat and drink.

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Right now, St. Louis is creating its future. From Downtown to the banks of the Mississippi, the Riverfront and our National Park will be transformed. A new park over the highway leading to the Gateway Arch will make getting around easy and seamless. New places to gather and celebrate are being created on the Arch grounds, Riverfront and Kiener Plaza – along with a new, dynamic and interactive museum under the Arch.


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ON THE CALENDAR DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK Monday, Aug. 11-Sunday, Aug. 17 Sample from more than two-dozen Downtown eateries offering special three-course menus for $25 in support of Operation Food Search. 2

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FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Saturday, Aug. 23-Sunday, Aug. 24 Celebrate the cultural diversity in St. Louis with traditional dancing and music, authentic ethnic eats, folk art and more at this annual event in Tower Grove Park.

Photo by Wesley Law, shot on llocation at Lawrence Group.

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T’S NO SECRET THAT the St. Louis startup scene is booming. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune and Business Week have all recognized St. Louis as an emerging player in the startup game, thanks to the strong network of people and organizations (from innovators and mentors to accelerators and funders) that make up our growing startup community. Take Arch Grants, whose startup business competition has attracted many burgeoning companies to the city while simultaneously supporting homegrown talent, or T-REX, which has been called the fastest growing tech incubator in the country. And let’s not forget the startups themselves—from the explosive sports headphone maker Yurbuds, which sold to Harman International Industries for an undisclosed amount earlier this summer, to Lockerdome, a social networking platform that just surpassed 40 million unique monthly visitors and has been pegged one of the most promising startups in St. Louis. All are putting our city on the map as the place innovators go to succeed, further establishing St. Louis as a great place to live and work. Digging into the who, what and why behind the boom is writer Christopher Reilly, whose in-depth look at the St. Louis startup landscape and its cast of power players tells the story of the movement like never before (p.68). The detailed infographics of illustrator Adam Bertels further round out the piece, guiding you through the complex startup ecosystem and the paths of some of St. Louis’ biggest startup successes. But the coverage doesn’t stop there. Head to ALIVEMag. com for bonus content from some of our key sources, including Jim McKelvey of Square and the brains behind Cortex, the 200-acre innovation hub in the CWE that promises to be a global epicenter of bio-tech and other emerging technologies. Our first-rate universities already serve as the breeding ground fueling the future of St. Louis startup success, but the leaders of some of the city’s most innovative primary and secondary schools are proving that it’s never too early to start encouraging innovation. Turn to “Bright Ideas” on p.83 for a look at 10 city schools that are expanding our thinking with their unique approaches to education. From the expansion of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools into the middle grades with its International School to Gateway STEM High School’s progressive EMT, computer sciences and business entrepreneurship programs, there’s no shortage of city educators pushing the boundaries of what it means to prepare students for success. There’s no doubt our cover girl Lizzy Caplan has also been hitting the books as she enters into her second season of the hit Showtime series, “Masters of Sex,” the true tale of sex researchers Dr. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson set in the late 1950s at St. Louis’ Washington University. The red hot celeb’s titillating portrayal of the outspoken feminist Virginia has garnered some serious Emmy buzz alongside co-star Michael Sheen—and it turns out, Lizzy is not so unlike the character she was born to play. The self-proclaimed feminist didn’t shy away from topics like sexism or gender roles in her tell-all interview on p.64. But she also revealed her comedic side when talking about everything from her obsession with “The Real Housewives” to the reason she’ll never be on Twitter and the person she would choose to play “Lizzy” in a TV show of her life. Let’s just say, her choice actress is spot on.


by Shirley Ballantine, age 90

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hen I moved to St. Louis three years ago to be closer to my daughter, Laura Miller, she said she had a surprise for me.

But my daughter persisted. She, after all, is the nurse who, with her husband, introduced this safe, medically based approach to fitness to St. Louis 10 years ago.

Did she want to join my bridge group? Had she gotten me the latest John Verdon mystery?

It would be good for me, she promised. I would work out on special physical therapy equipment. A trainer would coach me the entire time, tailoring the workout to my needs. The muscle strength I would build, she said, would allow me to remain in my condo, rather than move into assisted living or a nursing home.

No. Laura wanted me to go with her to train at a place called 20 Minutes to Fitness. All it would require, she promised, was one 20-minute workout, once a week. A 20-minute workout? I wondered. What kind of results could I possibly expect in just 20 minutes a week? Look, I just celebrated my 90th birthday. I don't have a lot of time to waste on things that don't work.

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My independence is important to me; I've seen too many of my friends lose it.

Suddenly, Laura had my attention. My independence is important to me; I've seen too many of my friends lose it. Laura explained why. After age 30, you see, most people lose eight to 10 pounds of muscle a decade. By the time they reach my age, well, you do the math. There's not much muscle left, unless you do something to maintain it. Still, I wasn't sure. Not only does Laura train here, but so does my granddaughter, Alexa, a former collegiate swimmer who is now a busy executive and entrepreneur. With their demanding work and travel schedules, the two of them need a workout like this that they can fit into their active lives. One other thing: both Laura and Alexa are in terrific shape. How could I possibly keep up with them? Not by sitting around in an assisted living center, that's for sure! That's why, for the last three years, I've been spending 20 minutes each Tuesday morning at 20 Minutes to Fitness. It helps keep me young. Strength-wise, Laura and Alexa may be miles ahead of me. But I dare you to find many 90-year-old women who can leg press as much as I do. My bridge game isn't bad, either.

20 Minutes to Fitness. It works for every generation. THREE GENERATIONS: ONE WORKOUT From left: Laura Miller, 65; Shirley Ballantine, 90; and Alexa Miller, 39, all stay fit with their once-a-week workout at 20 Minutes to Fitness in Clayton.

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The Birds & Bees “Masters of Sex” diva Lizzy Caplan held nothing back in her tell-all cover interview on p.64. The Emmy-nominated star had no problem dishing on her favorite on-screen chemistry moments, or the “least sexy” part of filming. But she also revelead her serious side when talking about issues like sexism and why she’s always been a feminist at heart. “This is one interview you don’t want to miss,” says Executive Editor Jennifer Dulin Wiley. “Writer Natalie Kurz really nailed it.”

The St. Louis startup scene is exploding and we’re definitely feeling the boom. Writer Christopher Reilly dove head first into the exciting and complex startup business landscape to uncover the innovative people and places that are putting St. Louis on the map in a big way. “We realized early on that in order to do this story justice we were going to have to get creative in our approach, so we engaged the talented Adam Bertels to create infographics that would help shed some light on the very exciting, very complex startup movement that is happening here in St. Louis,” says Editor-in-Chief Kelly Hamilton. Countless hours of research, creative meetings and interviews later, and Boomtown, USA (p.68) was born. Photographer Wesley Law captured the movement’s many movers and shakers alongside Reilly, who was beyond inspired by what these power players have accomplished. “What struck me most about all the visionary individuals I interviewed was their unshakeable belief in St. Louis, and their drive and inspiration to create a city of the future that we’ll all be proud to call home,” Reilly says. “Talking to so many of the people who are responsible for the success of St. Louis’ startup scene made it easy to get caught up in the excitement and to be inspired myself.” STARTUP WEEKEND

GLOBALHACK

Business plan contests that help entrepreneurs hone interview skills, give them access to peer and professional feedback and provide potential payoffs, including business plan validation, access to mentors, cash prizes or other perks.

COMPETITIONS

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Can include venture capitalist firms, private investors, grant organizations and government entities. Funds can also come from accelerators that invest in the companies they induct into their mentoring programs in exchange for equity.

HARRIS STOWE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

CULTIVATION CAPITAL

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WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OF ST. LOUIS

GLOBALHACK

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THESE ARE WORKING TO CLOSE THE GENDER GAP IN ST. LOUIS.

LAB 1500

T-REX HOUSES 110+ STARTUPS, AS WELL AS SEVERAL FUNDERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES (UMSL)

THE DOWNTOWN TECH INCUBATOR HAS BEEN CALLED THE FASTEST GROWING IN THE COUNTRY.

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STL VENTURE WORKS (SLEDP) CIC@CET (CORTEX)

Organizations that promote the growth of business, real estate and community development through a variety of programs and initiatives, frequently providing enhanced services to businesses that contribute to the well-being and vitality of the region.

CITY OF ST. LOUIS UMSL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

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Several local organizations offer help with pitching to investors, business plan development, access to investors or coding education, to name a few, while others may be designed to attract talent to the area through competitions or opportunity.

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MTC IDEA FUND

BILLIKEN ANGEL NETWORK

Beyond funding, entrepreneurs seek support that comes in shared experiences, from women’s startup groups to idea bounce events and niche industry organizations. Community is the main goal, where feedback is given and challenges are addressed.

LOCAL UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS INCUBATE STARTUPS

OLIN CUP (WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)

STARTUP CHALLENGE (SLEDP)

TALENT FINDER

STL PYTHON

BIOSTL

MOCK ANGELS (ITEN)

Accelerators (short-term) and incubators (long-term) assist startup businesses by providing money or operational resources such as discounted or free rent and technical, administrative and networking support to increase a company's chance of success. Most local universities have centers to accelerate student entrepreneurship.

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THE PARTNERSHIP FOR DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS MISSOURI PARTNERSHIP

SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

ST. LOUIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (SLEDP)

REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL

Facilities meant for startups—which may be for general fields or industry-specific—can offer a wide range of benefits, including reduced rent, shared services, close proximity to other entrepreneurs and community events.

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THE NEW STLFW.COM

PIN-TASTIC Find ALIVE on Pinterest by searching ALIVE Magazine and browsing our Pinterest boards—all full of festival fashion, #STLFW runway looks, favorite #STL hotspots and more. Enjoy an interactive map of our favorite bars and restaurants, down to the street, so you’re never at a loss for where to grab libations.

The launch of the all-new Saint Louis Fashion Week website on Aug. 14 gives you access to the full schedule of shows and events Oct. 8-18, ticket info, designer bios and more. You can also nominate and vote for your favorite fashion, lifestyle and design bloggers in the second annual Saint Louis Fashion Week Blogger Awards. A panel of judges, as well as a People’s Choice vote, will highlight STL’s most talented online personalities. Get your tickets for all of the fab events and tell us who you think stands out as the next big blogger at STLFW.com.

As summer vacation comes to a close, we’d like to introduce some of our summer interns who chose to advance their careers with us these last two months. Visit us at ALIVEMag.com for a formal introduction to the behind-the-scenes team that keeps ALIVE ticking. Speaking of students, The Wilson School in Clayton recently turned us on to Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge. This wildly popular initiative has more than 100,000 participants in 46 countries and invites children of all ages to play and learn through creative hands-on activities using simple objects. With a mission of igniting children’s critical thinking skills, the Global Cardboard Challenge is something we fully support. Learn more about how to get involved on ALIVEMag. com. Have you ever been at a loss for creative workwear ideas? Join us on Style Notes this month for Staff Style, a look at what ALIVE staffers wear on their walk down the work runway, Monday through Friday.

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SPY THE SECRET BURGERS AND WIN The Top Chef ultimate burger competition is back and bigger than ever. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 17, at Soldiers’ Memorial for the sixth annual Top Chef, presented by Shock Top. And don’t forget to go to ALIVEMag.com for an ultimate burger challenge of your own. We’ve hidden this burger icon all over our website in blog posts, event pages, photos and more. When you spy a burger, click for a chance to win free Top Chef tickets!

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On Aug. 17, our annual Top Chef event will commence at Soldiers’ Memorial in Downtown St. Louis as six local chefs battle it out in the ultimate burger challenge. To whet our appetites, we browsed through the insta-photos of some of our Top Chef competitors—as well as a host of other local eateries—to find these burger beauties.

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We know we can get our cocktail fix at Sub Zero Vodka Bar, but the burger selection is also quite impressive. The CWE hotspot recently celebrated National Burger Day by showcasing this beauty.

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the sky is the limit The Wilson School Learn more at our Open House: Saturday, October 25th, 9 – 11am

EXCEPTIONAL ELEMENTARY EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN, AGE 3 – SIXTH GRADE

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COMPETING FINALISTS Brittnay Rader - Brittania Femmebot (St. Louis) | Jacqueline Madey - Jacqueline Nicole (St. Louis) Jummy Thomas - Olรก Thomas (Minnesota)

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Taking the world by storm with platinum hits from her fourth album, “Prism,” Katy Perry will come to Scottrade Center on Aug. 17 along with special guest and country newcomer, Kacey Musgraves. Expect to see a high-energy performance from Perry, kicking off the set with her latest singles, “Roar” and “Dark Horse.” Jaw-dropping visuals and countless costume changes will keep the crowds begging for more from the pop superstar.

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Take a trip around the world without stepping a foot outside Tower Grove Park at the annual International Institute’s Festival of Nations, Aug. 23-24. Celebrate the cultural diversity in St. Louis with traditional dancing and music, authentic ethnic eats, educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations and a sprawling international market. Free admission makes this family-friendly event an annual must-see for summer.

Chow Down

Don’t miss the sixth annual Top Chef presented by Shock Top on Aug. 17 at Soldiers’ Memorial. Six local chefs will compete in the Ultimate Burger Challenge, packing as much flavor as they can between two buns. Try your hand at corn hole or washers in the Yelp game zone, listen to Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing and Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers on the main stage, and root for your favorite chef during the grilling showdown. Attendees will enjoy sliders from competing chefs before voting on their favorite burger, with complimentary drink sampling by Shock Top, Jim Beam and Skinnygirl and outdoor access to the Cardinals game. For tickets, visit alivemag.com/events.

Get Geared Up

Watch as hundreds of professional cyclists race through St. Louis neighborhoods at breakneck speeds during the 22nd Staenberg Group Gateway Cup. Catch four days of competition, Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at the Tour de Lafayette, Tour de Francis Park, Giro della Montagna and Benton Park Classic. Kiddos and casual cyclists can have fun too, thanks to a lineup of amateur events. For more info, visit gatewaycup.com. 20

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Bust a Move

Laclede’s Landing will be rocking come Labor Day weekend when 30 blues bands from across the nation perform in the Big Muddy Blues Festival, Aug. 30-31. The two-day celebration will feature everything from soul and R&B to gospel and jazz. Bring lawn chairs to park in front of the stages, but don’t be surprised if you end up on your feet dancing in the aisles.

For more info, visit bigmuddybluesfestival.com.

Raise a Fork

Budget-conscious foodies should mark their calendars for the 10th annual Downtown Restaurant Week, Aug. 11-17. More than two-dozen Downtown eateries will offer special three-course menus for $25. Diners will also have the chance to tack on a $5 “extra helping” to the check, which will help Operation Food Search feed one hungry family in the area. For more info, visit downtownrestaurantweek.net.

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Savor the last weekend of summer by celebrating all things Japanese at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Aug. 30- Sept. 1. Get a glimpse of the history, people and culture at the 38th Annual Japanese Festival, which showcases everything from traditional martial arts to customary sake sipping and sumo demonstrations in the stunning and serine, 14-acre Japanese Garden. For more info, visit missouribotanicalgarden.org.

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Three new luxury retailers set up shop at Plaza Frontenac. A TRIO OF NATIONAL RETAILERS are vying to snag a spot on your list of top shopping destinations as they open their doors inside Plaza Frontenac. Tory Burch, Forever Flawless and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams have staked their claims and join Frontenac’s impressive lineup of retailers, which includes Louis Vuitton, BCBGMaxazria, Madewell and Sur La Table. All three stores are the first locations offered in Missouri, further adding to the mall’s roster of exclusive merchants.

Diamond in the Rough Forever Flawless, which opened in June, is the first of the new stores to join the Plaza Frontenac ranks. The 1,600-square-foot store, nestled on the upper level between Williams-Sonoma and Soma Intimates, features one of the most exclusive selections of beauty products on the market, thanks to offerings like its highly coveted diamond-infused skincare line. Night creams, toners, moisturizers, exfoliators and more are also offered in a variety of color-coded collections ranging from the most moderately priced White Diamond Collection all the way up to the elite Platinum Collection. A Tory Tour Opening in early fall, Tory Burch will launch its first Missouri storefront in between Louis Vuitton and Talbots on the main level in Center Court.

Downtown Dapper Nestled in an ideal spot on Washington Avenue between Prime 1000 and Stanley’s Cigar Lounge, Dapper Gents brings the innovative concept of classic service and old-school grooming to St. Louis. Part barbershop, part specialty boutique, the charmingly masculine space is a one-stop shop for the refined man. Trained barbers offer clients straight razor shaves and classic cuts and styles like the pompadour, complete with various grooming options from scalp massages to hand treatments. For the retail set, men can shop top men’s grooming brands—The

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The location will offer an expansive selection of goods by the New York-based designer, whose most recent garden-inspired collection has made a splash on the national retail scene. Signature handbags, footwear, clothing and accessories will be up for grabs in the airy, 3,400-square-foot space, accented with posh, boutique-style decor. The locale is set to be a big draw for Burch fans of all ages by hosting exclusive in-store events and sales. The St. Louis location will also have a featured listing on Tory’s City Guide on ToryBurch.com, which highlights each store location while profiling various area businesses where visitors can shop, stay, eat and entertain the kids. Good as Gold Home decor experts Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams are expanding their chain of retail stores into St. Louis with the addition of an impressive 10,000-square-foot space set to open in late fall. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams will feature furnishings, upholstery, lighting, rugs and design consultation in an inviting environment equipped with a modern selection of home decor shown in complete room settings. The St. Louis location will be one of more than 20 stores that have popped up in the US and beyond over the past several years as a result of the high-quality fabrications and fine details that have set the brand apart as a retailer worthy of mass appeal. For more info, visit plazafrontenac.com.

Art of Shaving, Brooklyn Grooming and Baxter—alongside a hefty selection of shoes, denim, sport coats, dress shirts and accessories. Nearly 80 percent of the store’s retail offerings are made in the USA, including Chicago-made boots by Oak Street and Moore & Giles leather bags handcrafted in Virginia. The expertly curated wares are displayed in a rustic, rich atmosphere. Exposed brick complements the 20-foot sectional couch that serves as the room’s centerpiece. The barber chairs are Koken originals, first crafted in St. Louis in the 1920s and completely refurbished, paying homage to the locale’s obvious ode to classic American craftsmanship. 1000 Washington Ave., Ste. 2, Downtown, 314.925.8542. -SS

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WORKING FROM HIS LOFT studio space in Downtown LA’s art district, St. Louis native Neil Bardon is the man behind Saint Rita Parlor—the small company creating a big buzz. Founded on a desire to showcase honest fashion that has a story, SRP made its first mark on the scene in October 2013, when Bardon released a limited 1,200-piece collection of vintage-inspired eyewear, much to the delight of style connoisseurs across the country. Bardon’s passion for eyewear—and the story of Saint Rita—began organically. “Rita was my grandmother’s name and the collection is created around our shared story, combined with that of Saint Rita, the saint of the impossible,” explains Bardon, who left St. Louis after college to pursue his design dreams. The concept-through-execution aesthetic is a major part of what makes SRP memorable. Each piece of eyewear is created by Bardon with a specific silhouette—and Rita—in mind. Brass coins created with the image of Rita’s high school photo are embedded on the inside right arm of each frame. Since she loved coffee, each pair of glasses is packaged in coffee-stained paper and stamped with a unique serial number, complete with a personal note from the designer to ensure authenticity. Each item of the collection is limited. “Once a collection sells out, it will never be made again,” Bardon says. “I treat each piece like art—rare and exclusive.” His unorthodox approach to design continues this fall with the debut of his unisex clothing collection, Funeral of Ghosts. This time, Bardon introduces his grandfather, a war hero, into the SRP story. The collection, which Bardon describes as “Ivy League meets Wild West,” is crafted from vintage sustainable materials like canvas and cloth from a vintage military surplus supplier in East LA. Each piece is made to order, created with the same rarity and craftsmanship as his eyewear. “I would like to think of my runway debut as more of an installation and exhibit,” Bardon explains. One of the more fascinating aspects of the brand is Bardon’s hands-on approach in all parts of the business, which is virtually unheard of in the competitive fashion industry. His previous experience with New York- and LA-based fashion companies left him disappointed with the lack of concept, integrity and authenticity that resulted in a disconnect with the consumer. For Bardon—who acts as lead designer, creative director, salesman and product developer—it’s all part of the deal. It’s these very values of exclusivity and immaculate craftsmanship that make SRP stand out in the industry. Although he is constantly getting recruited for the trade-show circuit, Bardon is adamant about not following the expected path. “It’s not what my company is about,” he says. “I want to keep an intimate bond with my customers and honestly, I don’t buy into conformity.” As if the responsibilities of building a budding brand aren’t enough, Bardon also dabbles in consulting, art direction, music video directing and producing and is the current creative director for LA’s up-and-coming “it” shop, Hammer & Spear. For more info, visit saintritaparlor.com. -SS

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As Time Goes By

The Kemper Art Museum’s “Moving Parts” exhibit explores time, space and duration. by CHRISTOPHER REILLY “TIME AND MOTION have played a central role in art and in the exhibit history of artistic invention since the early 20th century, as artists explored notions of relativity that propose space as constantly changing.” So writes Meredith Malone, curator of “Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art,” the exhibit currently showing at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University. The exhibit takes off in the 1960s, which, as Malone points out, was a period “marked by great scientific and technological inventions,” like space travel, television and the computer, for starters.

Shake It Up Even the modern 1958 plastic version of the hula hoop, though existing in other forms for thousands of years, explored time and motion—except nobody realized that it was kinetic art. There are no hula hoops on display in “Time and Motion,” but rather a rich collection of works from a stable of artists that foster contemplation of the many different ways a single moment in time might be viewed and how surroundings or time affect an object. The artists on display include William Anastasi, Robert Breer, Moyra Davey, Spencer Finch, Man Ray, Rivane Neuenschwander, Dieter Roth and many others, with the artworks divided into three thematic sections: “Actual and Optical Movement,” “Process and Performance” and “Arrested Time and Sequence.” Overall, the exhibits impart the notion that we really don’t consider the myriad influences that surround our experiences on a moment-to-moment basis, or over time. Slow Motion Consider Robert Breer’s “Float,”(1972) a circular ottoman-like object that moves ever so subtly—like a giant slow-motion Roomba that glides slowly from point A to point B. You don’t realize it’s moving until you look back and see it has shifted a fraction of an inch, and then another, until it bumps something and reverses direction. It’s kinetic art but not flamboyant, which could be normally said of kinetic art. Instead, it’s minimal, meant to make you aware of the environment you’re standing in. Next to Breer’s work is Howard Jones’ “Solo Two,” (1966) featuring flashing marquee lights with a control board that can be toggled to shift the lights into different patterns. Anything but subtle, Jones is more direct in how we affect our

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surroundings. Flip the switch and your environment changes, like walking into a dark room and turning on the light. Death by Chocolate The “Process and Performance” section of the exhibit challenges the notion of artwork as stable. Dieter Roth’s “Chocolate Gnome,” (1969) is simply a garden gnome encased in a block of chocolate. But over time, the chocolate has receded and now reveals the pointed cap of the gnome. It is changing slowly, as will everything, perceived or not. In contrast but complimentary is Arman’s “Paganini’s Soul,” (1979), the charred and smashed remains of a violin encased in resin. Here, Arman is making a statement about the bourgeois notion of art and culture, which for all the superiority it affects, is still ultimately subject to the forces of decomposition, either physically or esoterically. Similarly his “Poubelle,” (1964), a picture box filled with trash believed to come from a gallery in Cologne, Germany. But every time the artwork is moved, its individual components shift, so it’s never exactly the same from exhibition to exhibition. Time Machine As the visitor moves to the “Arrested Time and Sequence” section, the art shifts more toward photography, from Edward Ruscha’s “Parking Lots,” (1999) where the artist took aerial pictures of empty LA parking lots, revealing striking geometric patterns of painted stripes denoting parking spaces (with only the oil spots left behind to show how they change over time), to Moyra Davey’s eight moody photographs taken in her apartment in 2003. But surely the pièce de résistance of the exhibit is Barbara Probst’s “Exposure #106: Broome and Crosby Streets, 04.17.13, 2:29 p.m. 2013,” which captures a single moment—inside an apartment, looking through the window to the street below, and on the street itself—from 12 cameras that took pictures simultaneously from different angles. Each photo, depending on its viewpoint, is a world unto itself, yet they are of the exact same instant. Such is every twinkling of our lives, the exhibit tells us. You need only wait a tick, or view it from a different angle, to see it change. “Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art” continues at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum through Aug. 24. kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.

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These new additions to the St. Louis candy scene have our sweet tooth buzzing. by MOLLY RIPPINGER

filled to the brim with tempting treats to satisfy every craving. Indulge in flavor-packed caramels, nostalgic treats, award-winning chocolates and an out-of-this-world selection of sodas and sweets at these area storefronts— because this is one rush worth savoring. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop No flavor is too far-fetched for this sweets shop, where labels are just as likely to tout wild ingredients like jalapeño and buffalo wing sauce as they are chocolate and vanilla. Since opening in May, Rocket Fizz has had The Loop buzzing over its 500-plus varieties of soda pop and a wide selection of candies from across the globe, like Europe’s Kinder Chocolate or hard-to-come-by Asian brands. Whether it’s picking up a bottle of ranch-flavored soda for the ultimate chugging dare or reliving the sweetest memories of yesteryear, Rocket Fizz is sure to bring out the kid in all of us. 6303 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314.833.4614. The Caramel House Handcrafted is the name of the game at Olivette’s newest candy shop, The Caramel House, where they have been rolling out batches of melt-in-your-mouth treats since moving to a new location in May. Owner Janet Shulman uses her original recipe as a base on which to branch out into a seemingly endless tangent of flavors—everything from lavender and vanilla to s’mores and bacon. Look for cameos from hometown favorites too, such as the beer and pretzel caramel that incorporates Schlafly’s Oatmeal Stout and Gus’ Pretzels for an irresistible salty-sweet

Green Eats Our hats are off to the city of Maplewood for making history as the first-ever Green Dining District in the country. The unique distinction was bestowed after at least 25 percent of independently owned restaurants in the city were certified by the Green Dining Alliance (GDA), a St. Louis Earth Day initiative. Eight eateries in the heart of Maplewood between Southwest Avenue and Sutton Boulevard took steps to become GDA-certified, meaning they emphasize recycling and composting restaurant waste, operate their facilities efficiently and opt for sustainable food, to-go ware and cleaning supplies.

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combination. The Caramel House also stocks its shelves with an array of other sweet treats, including caramel-laced cookies and popcorn. 9639 Olive Blvd., Olivette, 314.707.5777. Hendel’s Market Café Candy Counter The sweetest addition to Florissant is a throwback to a time when kids swapped pennies for wax-wrapped treats at Hendel’s family-owned grocery store. Decades later, Hendel’s Market Café has reincorporated its general store roots to celebrate the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. Hendel’s new candy counter is stocked with vintage varieties like Mary Janes, Swedish Fish, candy buttons, Satellite Wafers and saltwater taffy. Pastry chef Lia Weber also likes to add a rotating selection of housemade salted caramels, chocolate truffles and macarons to the mix. 599 St. Denis St., Florissant, 314.837.2304. Kakao Chocolate Since 2008, Kakao Chocolate has been tempting St. Louisans with a luscious line of award-winning chocolates and confections. Later this month, the chocolate shop will unveil its latest creation—a Clayton storefront in Centene Plaza serving Stringbean Coffee Company’s espresso and ice cream sundaes topped with Kakao sauces. No production will occur in Kakao’s third location, but that doesn’t mean there will be any lack of chocolate love. Expect to find shelves stocked with everything a chocoholic can’t live without, from gourmet barks and hand-dipped truffles to Kakao’s special holiday creations. 7720 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton.

Schlafly Bottleworks paved the way for grassroots green dining back in 2012, becoming the first GDA-certified eatery in Maplewood. It was soon joined by Traveling Tea, Kakao Chocolate, Foundation Grounds Coffee House & Café, The Post Sports Bar & Grill, Great Harvest Bread Co., Pie Oh My!, and Water Street. Maplewood has made the certification process as painless as possible for interested businesses by subsidizing the GDA membership fees. More Maplewood restaurants are said to be following suit by initiating the process, and other GDA-certified locations can be found across St. Louis. For a full listing, visit greendiningalliance.org. -MR

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Fans of the popular food truck can now get their health-food fix on South Grand. by AMY DE LA HUNT FOLLOWING A FOOD TRUCK around town is

a lot of fun. But so is heading over to a favorite neighborhood hangout. Now Lulu’s Local Eatery offers both—much to the delight of its loyal clientele ( judging by an informal poll of customers who filled the charming eatery on a sunny Saturday at lunchtime). The truck’s launch two and a half years ago was the first foray into the food business for Lauren Loomis and Robbie Tucker. The husband-andwife team draws on experiences working on farms and traveling internationally for a vegan-friendly menu that’s diverse and flavorful. From falafel to tacos to tater tots, the 100 percent plant-based eatery really does have something for everyone, even without meat on the menu. WHERE TO GO

Favorites from the Truck With the truck, Loomis and Tucker were going for an affordable, sustainable dining option. The restaurant lets them stay true to that vision, but in a hip fast-casual setting. Earth-friendly ingredients and practices are paramount, and Lulu’s takes additional steps, like minimizing food waste by projecting daily sales on the conservative side, knowing that its eco-conscious customers will understand if the restaurant runs out of a menu item. Seasonal dishes are already a fixture of the food truck—including the popular African peanut stew or butternut squash flatbread. That’s true of the restaurant, too. For the most part, the menus mirror each other, which is good news for fans of Lulu’s sweet potato black bean burger or the Buddha bowl filled with udon noodles and loads of stir-fried veggies. Items unavailable on the food truck have also been added to include daily specials like a portabella gyro topped with tomato, red onion, cucumber, fresh avocado, greens and tzaziki sauce. Given the diversity of flavors on the menu, it’s impressive that nearly everything (aside from the Lulu’s Local Eatery 3201 S. Grand Blvd. 314.357.7717 Entrées $6.95-$8.95 Hours: 11:30am-9pm Mon, Wed.-Sat. Closed Tues. and Sun.

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Inside Dish Tips for a top-notch experience at Lulu’s Local Eatery Top dish: The colossal sweet potato-black bean patty, served on a pretzel bun and topped with fresh greens, red onion and spicy chipotle sauce Popular pour: Urban Chestnut Zwickel Best place to perch: On the outdoor patio, also known as the beer garden, surrounded by repurposed file cabinets growing produce for the kitchen. Insider tip: Keep an eye out for the interior moss wall and the kokedama (which means “moss ball” in Japanese) in the windows, fashioned by Flowers & Weeds on Cherokee Street.

occasional dessert) is made in-house. There’s an Asian influence in the Buddha bowl (with udon noodles, marinated tofu, stir-fried vegetables and a homemade peanut sauce), Tex-Mex with the tacos (sweet potato, mushroom, kale and black beans with avocado on white corn tortillas) and American with the buffalo cauliflower wrap (crispy cauliflower bites, greens, red onion and cucumber in a tortilla with spicy buffalo sauce). Perks of a Fixed Location One of the things Loomis and Tucker were most looking forward to as they put sweat equity into their 40-seat labor of love was having a kitchen of their own. It gives Lulu’s the chance to add fresh concepts, like the weekend brunch they plan to offer soon. Plus, a liquor license means diners can

enjoy wine and local craft beer in addition to the popular blackberry hibiscus iced tea—all equally delicious for washing down the addictive Cajun-flavored tator tots. The atmosphere mirrors the owners’ penchant for sustainability and simplicity. Re-purposed pallet wood acts as wall paneling near the ordering counter, and reclaimed wooden planks create the bar-style seating that looks out the front windows toward South Grand. The patio doubles as a kitchen garden for hardy plants like peppers. It’s a fun touch, like the rooftop garden on the truck, and it’s an excellent place to relax with a beer and watch the foot traffic. The chance to be part of a neighborhood was a big selling point for starting a bricks-and-mortar location, too—and we have no doubt Lulu’s is going to fit right in at its new South Grand home. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER SILVERBERG


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Lagerfeld’s Chanel show in Dallas, fashionistas everywhere were galloping to the closest department store to scoop up cowgirl-inspired gear by the dozens. Call it Manifest Destiny—or just an ode to our classic American roots—but our love affair with the Wild West is nothing new. What keeps the trend fresh is the constant reimagination of the typical western staples. Cowboy boots feature previously unseen details and textures like floral embroidery and colored stitching. Cowhide has replaced leopard as the animal print of choice, visible everywhere from handbags to heels, with gold accents aplenty. Even leather seems to be growing more luxe, readily available as a top fall must-have in warm shades of brown and cool camel. Avoid the costume conundrum by pairing pioneer-friendly statement pieces with classic silhouettes to solidify your role as urban cowgirl, not Howdy Doody. Saddle up—you’re in for a fashionable ride.

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IF EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL, then fashionable eyewear certainly plays a pivotal role in securing a memorable first impression. The newest rounds of retro specs found on everyone from Johnny Depp to the neighborhood hipster go well beyond the Wayfarer. From D-frames and aviators to round-framed options reminiscent of the ’20s and ’30s, nostalgic details are in abundance, setting each pair apart from the next. Think of it as a new-aged Buddy Holly, less clunky and heavy than the choices in seasons past. Tasteful tortoiseshell and tones of rich chocolate have replaced basic black in top lines, including Matsuda and David Yurman. The perfect mix of dapper and delicate, the new classes of frames are built to last, crafted with high-grade materials that include sturdy Bakelite and titanium. Bottom line: Don’t be afraid to channel your inner “Depp.” After all, a classy gent is always in style.

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1/ BARTON PERREIRA GLASSES available at Erkers, Ladue, 314.997.0002. 2/ LEISURE SOCIETY SUNGLASSES available at Soleil, Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.9887. 3/ BARTON PERREIRA GLASSES available at Erkers, Ladue, 314.997.0002. 4/ NW77TH GLASSES available at Erkers, Ladue, 314.997.0002. 5/ MATSUDA SUNGLASSES available at Soleil, Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.9887. 6/ DERAPAGE GLASSES available at Erkers, Ladue, 314.997.0002. 7/ DAVID YURMAN GLASSES available at Erkers, Ladue, 314.997.0002. 36

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THE SERVICE BUREAU

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9773 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124 314.991.1104, stlservicebureau.org

St. Louis’ premier resource for fine stationery, invitations and beautiful gifts: The Service Bureau. The experienced staff can assist you with everything from wedding invitations to selecting the perfect gift for a loved one or a little something special for yourself! Invitations and stationery are printed in-house or order anything from flat printing to letterpress through one of their many vendors. All profits are donated to charity.

Whether you are looking for something great to wear every day or for a special occasion, Albarré has exactly what you need! Stop by any time to visit their Engagement Ring Gallery, peruse their estate jewelry and vintage watches or design a one-of-a kind custom piece! Albarré Jewelry, in the heart of Ladue.

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MISTER GUY WOMEN’S

This upscale boutique specializes in contemporary attire, from casual to elegant, for women of all ages. The beautiful showroom will put you in the mood to shop for that special occasion, even if you show up in your sweats. With an everchanging stock, including jewelry and accessories, you’re sure to find something new and different every time you step into the store.

With 37 years of serious style cred, The Women’s Store at Mister Guy is the ultimate in client-based styling. Featured brands include the best basics, up-and-coming designers, luxury brands and one-of-a kind designer jewelry and accessories. Stop in and find out why the hottest designers seek us out to carry their creations.

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SCHNARR’S HARDWARE

Schnarr’s Hardware is proud to be the hometown source for all your home improvement needs. For more than 50 years, Schnarr’s has provided the public with top-rate products, convenience and service. With the full support of the community, Schnarr’s has been able to grow and now serves more people than ever. Stop in today and enjoy a complimentary bag of popcorn! Don’t forget to follow Schnarr’s on Twitter and Facebook. 9800 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63124 314.993.0910 schnarrs.com

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Two newly engaged St. Louis couples share their love stories.

Bryan Toben, 23 & Lola Hennicke, 23 Occupations: We are full-time musicians who perform together under the name Bryan & Lola. First Sight: My first memories of Bryan are from the sixth grade. Bryan’s older sister sang in the same band as my brother, and we would go to their shows and take turns “sitting in” during practices. I remember watching him play the drums, rocking a blonde bowl cut, and I knew it was love at first sight. Bryan says he also has fond memories of watching me take the mic and sing with the band. First Date: Our first date together was at Thai Country Café in the Delmar Loop. Bryan had never tried any Thai food before, but he certainly fell in love with more than just the spicy dishes that night. The Proposal: Bryan asked me to marry him while we were on a camping trip in Rocky Mountain National Park last August. After a 10-hour hike up to our campsite situated on a picturesque mountain top, Bryan got down on one knee to pop the big question and, of course, I said yes! Our Unique Love: The musical bond that we share,

plus the fact that I have known Bryan since the sixth grade makes our story unique. Since we are lucky enough to share the same passion and creative connection, the music we make together is an amazing experience, not only for us, but also for the audience. You can just feel the love. Together We Like To: Spend time outside, enjoy good food and wine, travel whenever the opportunity arises and, of course, play music together. Ideal St. Louis Date: If we are feeling fancy, our favorite date spot is Italian food at Trattoria Marcella near Lindenwood Park. We also like to go back to where it first started in the Delmar Loop, Thai Country Café, where we enjoy the extra-spicy eats. Our Relationship in a Haiku: Simple. Light-hearted. Loving. Dynamic. Passion. Better together. The Big Day: Sept. 6, 2014, at St. Mary’s Church in Villa Ridge, MO, followed by a reception at Haue Valley Farm in Pacific, MO.

Occupations: Josh and I own The Heavy Anchor, a bar and music venue in South City. First Date: We went to the Great Forest Park Balloon Race; we still go back every year to celebrate our anniversary. The Proposal: Every Christmas, my grandma makes the grandkids find a gift via scavenger hunt and I like to carry on the tradition with Josh. He hates this game, but has been a good sport and has played along every year. You can imagine my surprise this Christmas when Josh handed me a piece of paper with a clue on it. I went around the house on a scavenger hunt and got to the final clue that read, “Now, put on your coat and meet me in the backyard.” I opened the door and I saw Josh standing in the yard, holding two dozen red roses while the song “Do You Realize??” by The Flaming Lips played in the background. He popped the question, and then we went out for a celebratory bottle of wine. Together We Like To: Take our dog, Wednesday, to the park or go to South City for a bite to eat or drink at the dive bar, CBGB. Our Relationship in Three Words: Fun, trust, communication. Believe It or Not: When we met working at a previous job in a recording studio, I was actually his boss. He quit once we started dating. Our Big Day: Sept. 5, 2014, at Tower Grove Park followed by a reception at Plush.

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Lauren Verhel

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This STL couple’s tale of fate rings to the tune of a classic love song. by SARAH STALLMANN THEIR STORY Call it love at first sight, or a predes-

tined plan, but when Caleb Hoskins first laid eyes on Lauren Verhel, he swears he could see the sparks. The pair’s simple and sweet love story began while Caleb was working at the Apple Store just two years ago. Lauren needed emergency computer repairs and Caleb was eager to assist the brunette beauty, who immediately captured his full attention. Caleb struck a chord with Lauren when, during the wait for the repair, the conversation came to music. “She began telling me that she was teaching piano lessons

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and I was quick to use that to my advantage to get her business card,” Caleb says. “I knew I had to figure out a way to see her again.” Although Caleb admits that he immediately knew Lauren was “the one,” she was more reserved. “I thought he was cute, but I was so distracted by other things, I didn’t think much of it,” Lauren says. “It was one of those situations that you wouldn’t expect to be in when you meet the man you will marry.” Less than a week later, the pair met up for their first date at The London Tea Room. “If you’re smart,

you plan a breakfast date with a girl that could turn into lunch,” Caleb says jokingly. The plan worked, and after instantly hitting it off, they strolled over to Blondie’s Coffee & Wine Bar for lunch. Within weeks after the first meeting—and several more conversation-filled dates—Lauren had a chance to visit her family for a two-month stint in her hometown right outside of Duluth, MN. She kept in touch with Caleb, and they spoke for hours on the phone each day, developing a deep bond that led her to the realization that they were meant to be. After 10 months of dating, PHOTOS BY JAIDEV JYOTIS


Caleb popped the question on paper, adding a page titled, “October 19, 2013: The Day Caleb Proposed To Lauren” to a memory book they were creating. The confused Lauren was speechless as Caleb offered her a custom-designed engagement ring to seal the deal. MUSICAL MUSE The nuptials took place just six months later at the Music Stand

pavilion in Tower Grove Park. The quaint venue and blooming gardens served as the perfect backdrop for the pastel hues of the chiffon bridesmaid dresses, which ranged from shades of pink to pale gray. The bride wore a fit-and-flare gown by Mori Lee, accented with delicate beadwork flowers. Although fairly traditional, the bride and groom were sure to add in some signature flair. Local band, Zigo, performed Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” and “All of Me” by John Legend while the soon-to-be newlyweds read each other private vows. “He made me crack up laughing in the middle,” Lauren says, smiling from ear to ear. “It was funny, sweet and very personal.”

A TALE OF TWO TASTES The reception was a blend of two very different

styles that came together seamlessly. Caleb’s modern industrial sensibilities met Lauren’s antique garden theme in a breathtaking event that took place at Plush’s posh fourth-floor penthouse. The raw, minimalist space was the perfect blank canvas for the pair, allowing the bride and groom creative freedom to handcraft an environment that truly felt like home. “We knew right away that it was the perfect location,” Caleb says, who was struck by the room’s size, open and airy layout, and the friendly and accommodating staff. Both Lauren and Caleb worked with their families on the decor. Rich gray linens accented the vintage-inspired centerpieces, which consisted of antique books topped with mason-jar-turned-vase floral arrangements and pieces of driftwood collected from the bride’s family home near Lake Superior. To achieve a combination of old and new, the pair decorated the walls with curtains made of paper cones filled with family members’ wedding photos from years’ past. They also created conversation areas by clustering the space’s existing collection of contemporary furniture around various parts of the room.

SWEET DETAILS The reception was sprinkled with special details that

made the event memorable for the nearly 150 guests. Lauren’s mom, Mary, who was a large part of the wedding planning process, created a homemade iPad photo booth complete with a stage and props for loved ones to capture the moment. Attendees also made their mark by leaving messages and well-wishes on wooden Jumbling Tower blocks in lieu of a traditional guest book. Dinner was prepared by the venue in partnership with the couple and consisted of upscale fare, including chicken breast stuffed with spinach, fig and gorgonzola with Madeira sauce, and grilled salmon with tomato-caper relish. McArthur’s Bakery supplied the cake, while La Bonne Bouchee provided macarons; family friends and members of the wedding party pitched in bite-sized desserts that proved to be the perfect nibbles. The newlyweds danced the night away to a variety of meaningful tunes—including their first dance song, Erykah Badu’s “Orange Moon”—as the sunset appeared through the wall of windows in the penthouse. To seal the deal, Caleb surprised Lauren with a romantic weeklong honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico. AUGUST 2014

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From home improvements and decor to top realtors and interior designers, we have all the resources you need for the perfect residence.

FURNITURE & HOME DECOR AMINI’S 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636.537.9200, aminis.com A premier game room and bar furniture haven. ARHAUS 1657 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.968.3401, arhaus.com Uniquely designed and functional pieces, handmade from natural resources.

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BEST HOME FURNISHINGS 11182 S. Towne Square, South County, 314.894.9922, bhfstl.com Pick out fabric for your next furniture set and it’ll be custom built in three weeks. BYRON CADE 13474 Clayton Road, Town & Country, 314.721.4701, byroncadegifts.com Distinct home accents, from antique bronze umbrella stands to porcelain lamps. CALIFORNIA CLOSETS Multiple locations, californiaclosets.com Custom storage and declutter solutions for any room.

CALISA HOME DECOR 3354 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, 636.970.0069, calisahomedecor.com High-end home decor in great condition and consignment services. CAROL HOUSE FURNITURE Multiple locations, carolhouse.com Choose from more than 100 brand names to suit your own home style. CENTRO MODERN FURNISHINGS 4727 McPherson Ave., Central West End, 314.454.0111, centro-inc.com A showroom bringing world-class modern design to the Midwest market. CRATE AND BARREL 1 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380, crateandbarrel.com Complete any room in your home with modern furniture, kitchenware and more. THE CURTAIN EXCHANGE 8119 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.863.1112, thecurtainexchange.com Custom curtains with a constantly changing inventory, including bedding, accessories and more.

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DÉCOR INTERIORS & JEWELRY 13476 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, 314.434.4022, decor-interiors.com Unique and affordable furniture in a deceptively large showroom. EMPORIUM ST. LOUIS 9410 Manchester Road, Webster Groves, 314.962.7300, emporium-stlouis.com A fashionable marketplace housing indoor and outdoor furniture. GOEBEL & CO. FURNITURE 2936 Locust St., Midtwown, 314.807.1745, goebelfurniture.com A pick of hand-crafted, superior furniture that’s just as beautiful as it is useful. GOOD WORKS 6323 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.726.2233, goodworksfurniture4u.com One-stop shop for home accents, lighting, custom upholstery and more. THE GREEN GOOSE RESALE & CONSIGNMENT 5611 Hampton Ave., St. Louis Hills, 314.352.5000, greengooseresale.com An ever-changing inventory of repurposed furniture makes decorating on a budget a breeze. GROVE FURNISHINGS 3169 Morganford Road, Tower Grove South, 314.776.7898, grovefurnishings.com A blend of new, handcrafted and vintage furnishings and accessories. HAMMER & HAND IMPORTS 415 Olive St., Downtown, 407.491.0421, hammerandhandimports.com A wide selection of vintage and antique Indian imports. I.O. METRO 11 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.720.0975, iometro.com A specialty lifestyle home goods store offering art, lighting and more. K. HALL STUDIO INC. 8416 Manchester Road, Brentwood, 314.963.3293, khalldesigns.com Handcrafted goods made in St. Louis and sold worldwide. LITTLE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER 4474 Castleman Ave., Tower Grove, 314.577.0891, littleshop.org An antique and vintage resale shop with proceeds benefiting Missouri Botanical Garden. LOOP LIVING FURNITURE 6254 Delmar Blvd., The Loop, 314.863.7709, looplivingfurniture.com Contemporary and unconventional pieces to complement any style space. MIRIAM SWITCHING POST 2171 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, 314.646.7737,

miriamswitchingpost.org From one-of-a-kind antiques to stunning centerpieces, revamp your decor without breaking the bank. MOMODERNE 8631 Watson Road, Webster Groves, 314.495.4095, momoderne.net Midcentury furnishings for a one-of-a-kind look in any room. NICHE 300 N. Broadway, Downtown, 314.621.8131, nichestl.com Luxurious looks from more than 200 lines of home products. PHILLIPS FURNITURE 10525 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, 314.966.0047, phillipsfurniture.com A trendy, family-owned store to help you create distinguished looks. PROCTOR DRAPERY 3108 Cherry Ave., Maplewood, 314.644.1819, proctordrapery.com Creating custom window drapery, blinds and shutters for more than 35 years. THE REFIND ROOM 2525 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.962.7666, therefindroom.com Giving rooms personality with stylish finds at affordable prices. RESTORATION HARDWARE 1196 Saint Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, 314.863.7566, restorationhardware.com A luxury brand gallery of fine furnishings. ROCKET CENTURY 3189 S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove South, 314.875.0705, rocketcentury.com A vintage 20th century modern collective of furniture, artwork and accessories. ROTHMAN FURNITURE Multiple locations, 877.704.0002, rothmanfurniture.com Ideal for every home’s needs—from bunk beds for the kiddos to sofas and TV stands for the family room. SALLIE HOME 9821 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.567.7883, salliehome.com A luxury boutique specializing in bedding, dinnerware and more. SAVVY SURROUNDING STYLE 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289, savvyladue.com Interior design services with a home showroom to creatively fit every room’s needs. SECOND SITTING CONSIGNMENTS 14081 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 636.527.4747 secondsitting.com Find gently used, fine home furnishings for a fraction of the cost.

SUTTONWOOD INTERIORS & ANTIQUES 1301 Gravois Ave., Soulard, 314.781.5444, suttonwoodinteriorsandantiques.com An extensive inventory provides interior looks from across the globe. TWIGS & MOSS 7715 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.454.0447, facebook.com/twigsandmoss A special selection of botanicalinspired arrangements in artificial and preserved options. WEST ELM 1155 Saint Louis Galleria, Brentwood, 314.863.5287, westelm.com Modern furniture and decor in various designs and colors to help you create a stylish space. THE WHITE RABBIT 9030 Manchester Road, Brentwood, 314.963.9784, thewhiterabbitstl.com A mother-daughter owned space, featuring vintage-chic home decor.

INTERIOR DESIGNERS AMY STUDEBAKER DESIGN Greater St. Louis area, 314.458.5339, amystudebakerdesign.com Specializing in luxury interior design for more than 10 years, Amy works closely with clients and their lifestyles. CAROLYN PETERSON DESIGN Greater St. Louis area, 314.703.8007, carolynpetersondesign.com Commercial and residential environments formed with the use of color, pattern, texture and scale. CASTLE DESIGN 7707 Clayton Road, Clayton, 314.727.6622, emilycastle.com Let their team of award-winning designers create a timeless design fit for your specific needs. CURE DESIGN GROUP Greater St. Louis area, 636.294.2343, curedesigngroup.com Function and style formed around the client’s budget. EDWIN PEPPER INTERIORS 909 S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.6330, edwinpepper.com Interior design services with a 32,000-square-foot showroom and in-house drapery workroom. GATEWAY INTERIOR DESIGN INC. 621 Atalanta Ave., Webster Groves, 314.787.9210, gatewayinteriordesign.com Stunning interior designs for spaces both large and small, crafted with a personal touch by

award-winning designer, Amy Herman. GINGER HUFF INTERIORS 60 S. State Route 157, Edwardsville, IL, 618.656.4728, gingerhuffinteriors.com Home environments created to be inviting, functional and unique to the client’s vision. HOLDEN DESIGN GROUP 1668 Windham Way, O’Fallon, IL, 618.530.1046, holdendesigngroup.com Offering sustainable, stylish designs for interior and exterior projects of all shapes and sizes. JACOB LAWS INTERIOR DESIGN Greater St. Louis, 314.814.2431, jacoblaws.com Let this industry expert style your space into an aesthetically beautiful and fully functional design. JAMIESON DESIGN INC. 4100 Laclede Ave., Ste. 112 314.371.1777, jamiesondesign.com James Jamieson crafts interiors that stand the test of time, creating spaces that reflect your lifestyle. JESSIE MILLER INTERIOR DESIGN Greater St. Louis Area, 314.494.1398, thedesigndaredevil.com Jessie Miller brings 10 years of design experience, helping you create your perfect dream home. JONI SPEAR INTERIOR DESIGN Greater St. Louis area, 314.614.9080, jonispear.com With more than 20 years of experience, Joni creates complete and personal design plans. JOY TRIBOUT INTERIOR DESIGN 711 S. Illinois St., Belleville, 314.692.9888, joytribout.com Put design expertise to work to create a home environment with a striking visual sense of style. MARCIA MOORE DESIGN 11622 Page Service Drive, Ste. 103, Maryland Heights, 314.560.0830, marciamooredesign.com Meeting all needs for interior services, from coordinating small projects to redoing the entire house. NEHRING DESIGN 8707 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.925.0860, nehringdesign.com A full-service architectural and interior design firm that specializes in functional necessities and creating interior environments that enhance the client’s image. PATRICE MUNDEN INTERIOR DESIGN Greater St. Louis, 636.220.7213, patricemunden.com Providing professional design solutions for any space, from start to finish.


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S&K INTERIORS 232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., Ste. 1010, Central West End, 314.329.8407, sk-interiordesigns.com A mother-daughter design duo focused on creating spaces that inspire. SAVVY SURROUNDING STYLE 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.432.7289, savvyladue.com Interior design services with a home showroom to creatively fit every room’s needs. STUCKENSCHNEIDER DECORATION & DESIGN 7520 Buckingham Drive, Ste. 3E, Clayton, 314.726.2000, stuckenschneider.com Personalized interior spaces created through utilization of architects, artists and craftsmen. TAMSIN DESIGN GROUP 3155 Sutton Blvd., Ste. 103, Maplewood, 314.282.0035, tamsindesigngroup.com Leave your next remodeling or design project in the hands of experts with more than 20 years’ experience.

REALTORS BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES 1650 Des Peres Road, Ste. 205, Des Peres, 314.835.6000, bhhsselectstl. com BOUTIQUE REALTY 165 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314.863.5830, boutiquerealtystl.com COLDWELL BANKER Multiple locations, cbgundaker.com GLADYS MANION REAL ESTATE 8227 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.721.4755, gladysmanion.com JANET MACAFEE 9889 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.997.4800, janetmcafee.com KATHY HELBIG GROUP Keller Williams Realty, 5377 Highway N West, Ste. A, St. Charles, 636.229.8550, kathyhelbiggroup.com LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 29 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.725.5100, lauramccarthy.com RED BRICK MANAGEMENT 393 N. Euclid Ave., Ste. 300, Central West End, 314.361.7067, redbrickstl.com

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TOM SHAW REALTORS 17813 Edison Ave., Chesterfield, 636.532.1922, shawrealtors.com UPPER END PROPERTIES 200 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 1040, Clayton 314.932.5646, upperendproperties.com WARNER HALL GROUP – DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S 8301 Maryland Ave., Ste. 100, Clayton, 314.725.0009, warnerhallgroup.com WOOD BROTHERS REALTY 6500 Chippewa St., Floor 1, South City, 314.353.8888, wbrstl.com

HOME BUILDERS/ RENOVATIONS ARCHITEXTURES 8725 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.961.9500, architexturesllc.com CALLIER AND THOMPSON 14180 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 636.391.9099, callierandthompson.com CHOUTEAU BUILDING GROUP 1610 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314.781.1991, cbg-stl.com DIRECTBUY 611 Trade Center Blvd., Chesterfield, 636.532.1980, directbuystl.com

J.T. MCDERMOTT REMODELING 7427 W. Main St., Belleville, IL, 618.397.8701, mcdermottremodeling.com

IMMERSE BY ATLAS 836 Hanley Industrial Court, Brentwood, 314.375.1500, immersestl.com

MCBRIDE AND SON HOMES 16091 Swingley Ridge Road, Ste. 300, Chesterfield, 636.537.2000, mcbridehomes.com

KEEVEN APPLIANCE 3350 Parker Road, Florissant, 314.837.2723, keevenappliance.net

RETHINK RENNOVATIONS Webster Groves, 314.323.8845, rethinkrenovations.com RIGHT BATH–A MOSBY BUILDING ARTS COMPANY 645 Leffingwell Ave., Kirkwood, 314.909.1820, rightbath.com SCHAUB & SROTE 1045 N. Harrison Ave., Kirkwood, 314.822.7006, schaubsrote.com SIGNATURE KITCHEN & BATH Multiple locations, signaturekb.com SPACE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 4168 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.534.4168, spacestl.com,

HOME APPLIANCES BEST BUY Multiple locations, bestbuy.com GOEDECKER’S 13850 Manchester Road, Ballwin, 636.207.7277, goedekers.com HH GREGG Multiple locations, hhgregg.com

ROTH LIVING 2260 Ball Drive, Maryland Heights, 314.991.0900, rothliving.com SCHNARR’S HARDWARE COMPANY 9800 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314.993.0910, schnarrs.com SEARS Multiple locations, sears.com SLYMAN BROTHERS APPLIANCE CENTER Multiple locations, slymanbros.com

STL LIVING 3949 APARTMENTS 3949 Lindell Blvd., Central West End, 314.289.9000, 3949apartments.com ALLEGRO AT THE BOULEVARD 24 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314.721.8300, allegrostlouis.com ALLEN MARKET LANE APARTMENTS 1201 Allen Market Lane, Soulard, 314.421.5850, allenmarketlaneapts.com AVENTURA AT FOREST PARK 4431 Chouteau Ave., Central West End, 314.499.1307, avforestpark.com

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CLAYTON ON THE PARK 8025 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, 314.863.7275, claytononthepark.com CORTONA AT FOREST PARK 5800 Highlands Plaza Drive, Forest Park, 314.553.9322, cortonaforestpark.com CUPPLES STATION LOFT APARTMENTS 1023 Spruce St., Downtown, 314.241.1225, cupplesapartments.com THE DISTRICT 633 N. McKnight Road, University City, 314.991.5648, thedistrictstlouis.com THE DORCHESTER ON FOREST PARK 665 S. Skinker Blvd., Clayton, 314.721.8181, dorchesterapartments.com FASHION SQUARE LOFTS 1307 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.621.9292, fashionsquarelofts. com GALLERY 400 400 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.5870, gentryslanding.com THE GENTRY’S LANDING

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400 N. 4th St., Downtown, 314.231.5444 stlluxury.com THE LAUREL APARTMENTS AT MERCANTILE EXCHANGE 622 N. 7th St., Downtown, 314.707.4071, laurelstl.com THE LINDELL STRIP 3701 Lindell Blvd., Midtown, 314.561.6400, lindellstrip.com THE LOFTS AT OPOP 911 Locust St., Downtown, 314.621.5443, theloftsatopop.com LOFTS AT THE HIGHLANDS 1031 Highlands Plaza Dr. West, Forest Park, 866.929.2911, highlandslofts.com MAJESTIC STOVE LOFTS 2020 Delmar Blvd., Downtown, 314.621.4050, majesticstovelofts. com MANSION HOUSE APARTMENTS 300 N. 4th St., Downtown, 314.241.9700, mansionhouse.com MARQUETTE APARTMENTS 314 N. Broadway, Downtown, 314.242.1312, marquettedetails.com THE MERCHANDISE MART APARTMENTS 1000 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.436.6800, themerchandisemart.com METRO LOFTS 4535 Forest Park Ave., Central West

End, 314.367.2400, metrolofts-stl. com PARC FRONTENAC 40 N. Kingshighway Blvd., Central West End, 314.367.8225, parcfrontenac.com

STANFORD PLACE APARTMENTS 9305 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314.961.3099, millsapartments.net STATION PLAZA APARTMENTS 141 E. Madison Ave., Kirkwood, 314.775.2921, station-plaza.com

PARK CLAYTON APARTMENTS 6605 Clayton Ave., Clayton, 314.647.9244, millsapartments.net

THE TOWER AT OPOP 411 N 8th St., Downtown, 314.621.544, apartments.naproperties.com

PARKPACIFIC 1226 Olive St., Downtown, 888.614.7426, liveparkpacific.com

TRILOGY APARTMENTS 8650 Kingsbridge Lane, University City, 314.991.3150, trilogyapts.com

POINTE 400 400 S. 4th St., Downtown, 314.241.4005, pointe400.com

VANGUARD CROSSING 8342 Delcrest Drive, University City, 314.266.0177, vanguardcrossing.com

THE PRIVATE RESIDENCES AT THE CHASE PARK PLAZA 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., Central West End, 314.633.1100, chaseresidences.com

THE VILLAS AT BRENTWOOD 1800 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, 314.962.4455, villasatbrentwoodapartments.com

RESIDENCES AT STREETS OF ST. CHARLES 1650 Beale St., St. Charles, 636.944.1650, residencesatstreets.com

WASHINGTON AVENUE APARTMENTS 1133 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.241.6999, washington-avenueapts.com

THE RESIDENCES AT FOREST PARK HOTEL 4910 W. Pine Blvd., Central West End, 314.367.3300, forestparkstlouis.com THE SAUM 1919 S. Grand Blvd., South City, 314.685.1130, saumvillagegreen.com

WIRE WORKS LOFTS IN THE SQUARE 1435 S. 18th St., Lafayette Square, 314.776.6000, wireworkslofts.com THE YORK HOUSE 4931 Lindell Blvd., Central West End, 314.361.9675, yorkhousestl.com

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Tom Shaw Realtors Family Owned Since 1922 Tom Shaw Realtors, founded by Charles Shaw of Clayton’s Shaw Park, continues the tradition of skill, market knowledge and customer service into the family’s fourth generation. As a boutique agency, all clients are not only made a priority, but they become a member of this historic family. When looking for your next St. Louis home, contact Tom Shaw Realtor’s City & County Expert Patrick Shaw for a genuine, personal experience.

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Nestlé Purina PetCare A fundamental part of Nestlé Purina’s business strategy is guided by its corporate citizenship approach called Creating Shared Value. The company believes that doing the right things the right way creates value in the community and advances Purina’s mission of enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them. Nestlé Purina has many programs to advance the pet welfare cause including Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue and the Purina Pet Shelter Program. Each year the company distributes more than 5 million pounds of pet food and litter and more than $1.5 million to US pet-related charities nationwide. In July of 2013, Nestlé Purina took a stride forward in the area of pet adoption through the acquisition of Petfinder, the largest pet adoption website, and aims to enrich and add value for Petfinder’s pet-loving visitors and shelter partners. St. Louis PetLover Coalition – The St. Louis PetLover Coalition formed when public and private, large and small, city and county animal service providers came together to discuss improving the lives of dogs and cats in the greater St. Louis community. Purina works closely with these animal rescue organizations to provide resources and ideas and bring initiatives to life. Near Southside Neighborhood Coalition – Nestlé Purina facilitates the Near Southside Neighborhood Coalition, a collaborative group of social service agencies that has been in existence for more than 30 years. Purina cares about the organizations that are located right in its backyard and so when they are in need, the company does its best to come to their aid. Nestlé Purina and its associates in St. Louis and at plants across North America also contribute more than $1.5 million each year to the United Way. Purina Associate, Ruth Kwiatkowski and her dog, participate in a pet fashion show as part of Purina’s United Way Campaign.

DlD YOU KNOW? Headquartered in St. Louis, Nestlé Purina has a history of community involvement. Each year Purina hosts PetCare Pride Day where associates at the St. Louis office participate in service projects to benefit local pet welfare and other charitable organizations and off-campus renovation projects at pet shelters and social service agencies. For more than 30 years, Nestlé Purina has funded and facilitated the Pet Advocate Leadership (PAL) Program, designed to educate urban youth in St. Louis about the workplace and to empower them to be Purina Associate, E.J. Hullverson, paints a dog house to be donated to a local pet welfare organization as part of Purina’s annual PetCare Pride Day volunteer event. more engaged within their communities. Annually, Purina provides more than $100,000 to support this program that educates teens about pet welfare issues and helps them develop leadership, presentation, peer education, career and important life skills. Checkerboard Square · 314.982.1000 · purina.com For more information visit purina.com and search for the Nestlé Purina in Society Report.

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Citi

Citi believes it is its responsibility to help make the St. Louis region a better place in which to live and work. It does that through its morethan-philanthropy approach to community engagement. Volunteerism is a significant part of the Citi St. Louis culture. Since 2004, Citi employees have logged more than 425,000 volunteer hours (including more than 50,000 in 2013), which translates into more than $8 million (Independent Sector). Citi’s giving focus areas are financial capability/asset building, college access/success, microfinance and neighborhood revitalization. Volunteerism covers an even broader array, including health and human services. One of Citi’s most engaging activities is Family Giving, its version of Adopt-a-Family during the holidays. In 2013, Citi employees

raised more than $80,000 to provide a brighter holiday for 120 families, bringing the Adopt-a-Family total to more than 2,000 adopted families and $925,000 to support them. Citi’s most successful charitable program is Citi Jeans, a program that allows employees to wear jeans to work for a $20 monthly contribution – all proceeds benefit local charities. Through 2013, Citi employees have donated more than $2 million to nonprofits through Citi Jeans.

1000 Technology Drive · O’Fallon, MO 63368 citi.com

Express Scripts Express Scripts makes the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable. By managing more than a billion prescriptions each year for tens of millions of patients, the company has a great opportunity to improve healthcare. Express Scripts employees take that responsibility to heart by serving patients, while making a positive impact in the community. The company focuses its charitable giving by contributing to health and wellness initiatives, educating underserved youth, and supporting the military and their families. The company proudly supports the Go! St. Louis Read, Right and Run Marathon, Operation Food Search, BESt Summer Pharmacy Institute and The Mission Continues, among other deserving programs. Charitable giving is amplified by employee donations and volunteerism. Last year, more than 250 Express Scripts employee volunteers helped 23 St. Louis agencies, while giving more than 1,000 hours in service to our community during the United Way Days of Caring. 1 Express Way · St. Louis, MO 63121 314.996.0900 · express-scripts.com/aboutus/citizenship 50

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Emerson

David Farr, Emerson’s Chairman and CEO, joins local children at a Junior Achievement event.

Emerson has a very strong giving history in St. Louis. The company, which was founded in St. Louis in 1890, firmly believes in giving back and supporting organizations that enrich the communities where Emerson employees and their families live and work.

honorees’ classroom projects through its Gold Star Grants, and nearly $500,000 has been donated to fund several standout projects since 2006.

Emerson, primarily through the Emerson Charitable Trust, provides support and encourages development and execution of innovative programs that improve lives, promote volunteerism, sponsor education and provide services directly to those in need. In 2013, more than 300 St. Louis-area organizations shared a total of $21 million donated by Emerson.

Emerson’s culture of giving and community involvement includes its employees, who volunteer their time to organizations and causes that are important to them. Many organizations in St. Louis benefit from the time and talents of Emerson employees, including Junior Achievement, the Missouri History Museum and Rebuilding Together, to name a few. Emerson also provides an Employee Matching Gifts Program, matching employee’s contributions to nonprofit organizations.

Since 1989, Emerson has honored thousands of educators throughout the region through the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards. Emerson also provides funding for select Excellence in Teaching

Emerson is proud to be a corporate citizen of St. Louis, contributing to key community initiatives that stimulate our economy and make St. Louis the strong and progressive community it is today.

DID YOU KNOW?

Emerson employees and their family members pose with a St. Louis-area homeowner outside her newly rehabilitated home after Rebuilding Day 2014.

• Since inception in 1975, Emerson and the Emerson Charitable Trust have distributed more than $500 million to Emerson communities throughout the United States.

• Since 1975, Emerson has donated more than $300 million to St. Louis-area organizations through the Emerson Charitable Trust.

• Emerson Charitable Trust’s principal global philanthropic efforts are focused on five principles: education, health and human services, arts and culture, youth, and civic.

• In fiscal year 2013, Emerson donated $21 million to 300-plus worthy St. Louis charities and organizations.

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ST. LOUIS

CHARITY SPOTLIGHTS From small gestures to major fundraisers, St. Louis is filled with people and organizations ready to lend a helping hand. Read on for a look at eight local nonprofits who are lending hearts and hands to our community and how you can get involved.

Ovarian cancer survivors and volunteers will turn the Kiener Plaza fountain Teal for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day at 10am on Friday, September 5, 2014.

ST. LOUIS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS WHAT SLOCA DOES: There is no diagnostic test for Ovarian Cancer. St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness (SLOCA) educates women, men and medical professionals about the symptoms and standards of care by speaking to community and corporate audiences, staffing health fairs and publishing stories in area newspapers. SLOCA also funds ovarian cancer research targeting early detection, provides 200 Sister Boxes containing comfort items for newly diagnosed women undergoing treatment, produces a Survivor’s Course for survivors and caregivers, and through Sister Talk, long-term survivors mentor newly diagnosed women. UPCOMING EVENTS: National Ovarian Cancer Month is September. Aug. 29 - Awareness Night at the Ballpark Sept. 2 - Teal Ribbon Cookie Baking at Dierberg's Sept. 5 - Turn It Teal at Kiener Plaza Sept. 6 - Steps to Ovarian Cancer Survivorship Course at the Heights Sept. 20 - Trivia Night to Benefit SLOCA Sept. 28 - Rise 'n Shine, Yoga for SLOCA at World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park Find details at sloca.org. 12015 Manchester Road, Ste. 130, St. Louis, MO 63131, 314.966.7562, sloca.org

ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

MISSION STATEMENT: To do what’s right for kids! MISSION STATEMENT: To do what’s

FRIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER MISSION STATEMENT: Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases. Their mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the educational, emotional and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.

right for kids! UPCOMING EVENT: St. Louis Children’s Hospital proudly presents St. Louis UPCOMING EVENT: Play Date Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Children’s proudly presents Union Station. For oneNovember night, adults Play Date on Saturday, areatinvited be kidsFor again! This 22 Unionto Station. one night, exciting andtounique fundraiser adults arenew invited be kids again! is guaranteed place emphasis on This exciting to new and an unique fundraiser guaranteed toamusements place an fun! From is larger-than-life emphasis fun! Fromoflarger-than-life to soundson and sights the Play Date amusements to sounds and sights arcade, this event promises to be of the Play Date arcade, thislaughter event packed with loads of fun, promises to be Call packed with loads or and surprises. 314.286.0988 of fun,stlouischildrens.org/playdate laughter and surprises. Call to visit us today at 314.286.0988 or visit learn more. stlouischildrens.org/playdate to learn more. One Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110 314.286.0988, stlouischildrens.org/playdate One Children’s Place, St. Louis, MO 63110, 314.286.0988, stlouischildrens.org/playdate

GET INVOLVED: Friends of Kids with Cancer has a very small staff and relies heavily on the help of volunteers. Opportunities include food and toy shopping and delivery, event staffing, office work, event planning committees and much more. Sign up online at friendsofkids.com or call the office at 314.275.7440. 530 Maryville Centre Drive, Ste. LL5, St. Louis, MO 63141 314.275.7440, friendsofkids.com 52

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER ST. LOUIS MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 through 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Since 1967, they have provided a safe place for children to learn and grow. The Club now serves more than 5,700 kids at five sites and within several schools in the St. Louis region. To volunteer, join, donate or register your child, visit bgcstl.org.

Five area locations 314.335.8000, bgcstl.org


STL Charity Spotlight

Join Us For The 5th Annual

ART FROM THE HEART Presented by Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis

THURSDAY, SEPT 18th AT 6:00 PM AT MUNGENAST LEXUS OF ST. LOUIS

Bid on unique pieces of children’s art, taste St. Louis cuisine, and be inspired while benefiting the Friends of Kids with Cancer Art Therapy Program. Visit www.friendsofkids.com to purchase tickets online.

Help us save women’s lives by spreading awareness and have

FUN at the same time. Join us at our upcoming events:

August 29 – Cards vs. Cubs at Busch sloca.org/baseball September 20 – Trivia at Mercy Hospital sloca.org/trivia

watch bloating or abdominal pain 4 the pelvic urinary urgency or frequency signs difficulty eating or feeling full

September 28 – Rise ‘n Shine Yoga in Forest Park sloca.org/yoga

Know the symptoms. Listen to your body. Take action. SLOCA.org AUGUST 2014

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STL CHARITY SPOTLIGHTS DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF GREATER ST. LOUIS MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness and advocacy. The agency strives to be the most comprehensive resource on Down syndrome. They envision a community where all people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential. Learn more by visiting them on the web at dsagsl.org. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: From donations and volunteering to helping with events, no matter how you want to get involved, DSAGSL is ready to help you do it. Learn about all available opportunities at dsagsl.org/how-tohelp. 8531 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63114 314.961.2504, dsagsl.org

WHITE WHITE HOUSE HOUSE JESUIT JESUIT RETREAT RETREAT

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

THE BACKSTOPPERS

MISSION MISSION STATEMENT: STATEMENT: The The mission mission of of White White House House Jesuit Jesuit Retreat, Retreat, like like that of of the the Jesuits, Jesuits, is is “talking “talking to to others others that about about God.” God.” They They provide provide both both a a venue venue as well well as as programs programs to to help help men men and and as women women from from the the region region and and throughout throughout the Midwest Midwest experience experience the the love love of of the God God through through annual, annual, three-day, three-day, silent, silent, preached retreats retreats based based on on the the Spiritual Spiritual preached Exercises of of St. St. Ignatius Ignatius Loyola. Loyola. They They Exercises also also provide provide several several Recovery Recovery Retreats Retreats for those those addicted addicted to to alcohol. alcohol. White White for House House Jesuit Jesuit Retreat Retreat currently currently serves serves more than than 4,000 4,000 men men and and women women more each each year year without without regard regard to to ability ability to to pay. Free Free will will offerings offerings currently currently cover cover pay. approximately approximately 75 75 percent percent of of the the costs costs and and general general fundraising fundraising is is needed needed to to meet the the balance balance of of their their expenses. expenses. meet

MISSION STATEMENT: Open to all, the J strives to foster a caring and responsible community that supports those in need, promotes individual growth and encourages an appreciation for Jewish heritage through innovative education, programming and services.

MISSION STATEMENT: The BackStoppers ensures stability and quality of life for the families of police officers, firefighters and publicly-funded paramedics/EMTs killed in the line of duty by providing needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and children of those who have lost their lives performing their duty. In this way, The BackStoppers and their supporters honor those who give their lives protecting their communities.

7400 7400 Christopher Christopher Road, Road, St. St. Louis, Louis, MO MO 63129 63129 314.416.6400, 314.416.6400, whretreat.org whretreat.org

Creve Coeur and Chesterfield 314.432.5700, jccstl.org

HOW THE J BETTERS OUR COMMUNITY: In addition to offering two state-of-the-art fitness centers, the J provides numerous social services. We feed the homebound elderly, enabling many to continue living independently. Our Adult Day Center provides care for those who need it and respite for their caregivers. We provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year so those in need can participate in all of our programs.

UPCOMING EVENTS: Many events are held throughout the year to benefit The BackStoppers. Event listings are available on their Facebook page and website: facebook.com/backstoppers and backstoppers.org.

10411 Clayton Road, Ste. A5, St. Louis, MO 63131 314.692.0200, backstoppers.org

PLAY DATE, presented by St. Louis Children’s Hospital. An exciting NEW and UNIQUE event, guaranteed to place the emphasis on FUN!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014 ST. LOUIS UNION STATION For one night, adults are invited to be kids again! From larger-than-life amusements, to sounds and sights of the PLAY DATE arcade, this event promises to be packed with loads of fun, laughter and surprises. StLouisChildrens.org/PlayDate

See the New Specialty Fitness Studios at the J All the benefits of boutique under one roof!

• New Indoor Cycling Studio • Mind/Body/Yoga Studio • Reformer Pilates Studio • All-New Performance Training Studio

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Tour our state-of-the-art facility and meet our nationally-certified trainers. Your first workout is always free.

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NATURAL NATIVE

Lilly Pulitzer top and Diane von Fürstenberg skirt worn as dress available at Byrd Designer Consignment, Ladue, 314.721.0766. Lenora Dame necklace available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

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FRESH FOLKLORE

Raoul dress available at Byrd Designer Consignment, Ladue, 314.721.0766. Free People pants available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004. Turquoise necklace from the collection of Dr. Zenon Duda. Scarf available at Leopard Boutique, Webster Groves, 314.961.3220. Headpiece by Valerie Brown.

Fair Folk

Embrace the new bohemian with rich colors, ornate prints and accessories aplenty. Photography: Attilio D’Agostino | Styling: Fashion Editor Sarah Stallmann Model: Jillian Payne for Ford Models Hair: Valerie Brown for Talent Plus | Makeup: Kat Hinkle for ABTP Shot at the home and studio of sculptor Dr. Zenon Duda in historic St. Mary, MO (zenondudasculpture.com).

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LA QUEEN BOHEME

Just Liv headband and necklaces available at justliv.etsy.com. Missoni jacket available at Byrd Designer Consignment, Ladue, 314.721.0766. Dress available at Leopard Boutique, Webster Groves, 314.961.3220.

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MAIDEN VOYAGE

Religion dress available at The Clover, Webster Groves, 314.467.0436. Lenora Dame necklace available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. Just Liv feather headband and necklaces available at justliv.etsy.com. Blouse, stylist’s own.

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FOREST GYPSY

Skif sweater available at Skif International, The Hill, 314.773.4401. Jumpsuit available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. Just Liv necklace available at justliv.etsy.com. Belt, stylist’s own. Choker necklace from the collection of Dr. Zenon Duda.

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RUSTIC EXUBERANCE

Mono B pants available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. Kimono and clutch available at Leopard Boutique, Webster Groves, 314.961.3220. Just Liv necklace available at justliv.etsy.com. Vest, stylist’s own.

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FAIRYTALE FOLK

House of Harlow dress available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004. Just Liv necklace available at justliv.etsy.com.

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HOMESPUN HERO

Lauren Moffatt top available at Ivy Hill, Ladue, 314.721.7004. Just Liv necklaces available at justliv.etsy.com.Headpiece by Valerie Brown. Stylist Assistants: Brooke Callahan, Angelica Clay, Victoria Valenti and Phoebe Wegmann. Special thanks to Dr. Zenon Duda.

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MASTER OF THE SEXES Actress Lizzy Caplan spills the naked truth about feminism, on-screen chemistry and what it’s really like to play a sex researcher on Showtime’s hit series.

BY NATALIE KURZ

COVER AND INSIDE IMAGE BY MAARTEN DE BOER/SAGF/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES

uch of Lizzy Caplan’s day revolves around watching people have “sex.” But underneath the sensationalistic premise of Showtime’s acclaimed series “Masters of Sex”—the true tale of sex researchers Dr. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson set in the late 1950s at St. Louis’ Washington University—lies the show’s real heart. It’s a story of feminism. Something the 31-year-old Emmy nominee knows about firsthand. Growing up a tomboy, she always wanted to do what the boys were doing and was shocked when she was met with resistance. “As I grew older and matured, I was lucky enough to learn that the true power comes from being a woman,” Caplan told ALIVE during an interview following a day of shooting with co-star Michael Sheen for Season 2 of the hit show, which premiered July 13. Already garnering Emmy buzz for her captivating work as Johnson, the outspoken, feminist yin to Masters’ buttoned-up yang, Caplan has made a career out of portraying strong women (Amy in “True Blood,” Janis Ian in “Mean Girls” and Casey Klein in the Starz comedy “Party Down”). ALIVE caught up with the star to discuss everything from sexism and onscreen chemistry to her biggest guilty pleasure outside of her titillating Showtime role.

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tougher than non-celebrity moms when it comes to balancing work and family. What’s your take on that? LC: I saw that Angelina Jolie said she has it way easier [than non-celeb moms] and I found that really, really important that she said that. It’s much different to come to work on a movie set where you are surrounded by people who help you versus working three jobs and the graveyard shift at Wal-Mart where they are just looking for any excuse to turn over your employment to someone who doesn’t have a kid.

ALIVE: Lots of people have asked you about filming the sex scenes. So we want to ask: What’s been the least sexy moment of filming thus far? Lizzy Caplan: [Laughs] A lot of times those go hand in hand! There are so many non-sexy scenes in this show to shoot—so many heart-breaking, terrible moments. ALIVE: Have you ever been to St. Louis? LC: I have never had the pleasure. I was hoping we would shoot some exteriors in St. Louis, but we have yet to do that. We shoot all of them here [in LA], dressed up as St. Louis. We do a fairly good job of fooling people…unless you actually live in St. Louis. ALIVE: Do you watch the show when it airs? LC: It depends. I have a hard time watching myself, so I wouldn’t say it’s the most pleasant experience sitting down on Sunday night to watch it, but I do feel it’s important. And I’m so floored by the talent of the people surrounding me that whenever anyone else is on screen, I totally enjoy it. Then when I’m on screen, I just clench my teeth and get through it. ALIVE: Why is that? LC: In the same way people freak out when they hear their own voice…I’ve been doing this long enough that I don’t totally fixate on the weird things my face does—I think I’m beyond that. ALIVE: You’ve had your share of steamy scenes. Who do you have the best natural chemistry with? LC: I find what’s been called for chemistry-wise has been very different. I remember Adam Scott and me bonding very deeply during “Party Down.” So that felt very authentic to me. Working with Michael [Sheen] feels authentic, but in a com-

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pletely different way. The relationship between Virginia and Masters is so complicated, so multilayered, and mixed with so much aggression, animosity, passive-aggressiveness and 900 other emotions at all times. So it’s hard to even compare them, let alone pick a favorite. I’m fortunate to be paired with many men who are game. And you have to be game. ALIVE: You have a penchant for playing strong, smart women on film. Is that how you see yourself in real life? LC: I like to see myself that way. I think that I am. I have moments of total low self-esteem and not feeling particularly strong. I was raised in such a way where [self-esteem] was always a priority, especially as a woman. There was no reason to be anything other than strong or to ever downplay it. That really shaped who I was. ALIVE: Much of Virginia’s struggle in “Masters of Sex” is centered around balancing work and family. Now, women are kind of expected to do it all. Do you think that makes it harder for women today? LC: Virginia struggles to reject the expectation that a woman should just be at home. She definitely suffers from the feeling that I’ve heard many women today discuss, which is that you feel you’re blowing it in all areas rather than excelling in any area. The discussion of whether women can have it all feels like it’s reaching a fever pitch now. But we’re living in an exciting time when what’s expected from the genders is shifting on a massive level. And I feel fortunate to be on the frontlines of that rather than on the frontlines in the 1950s. ALIVE: There’s been some back and forth between celebrity moms about whether they have it

ALIVE: We understand that you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account. LC: I don’t. On one hand, I feel like I would get so obsessive crafting the perfect tweet that it would eat up half a day. Also, it’s my job to convince people that I’m somebody else. I don’t see how it serves me as an actress to tell people my inner thoughts on a regular basis. I want people to know the least about me as possible, because it makes my job that much easier when I can go into a role without people having preconceived notions about who I am. ALIVE: Are there any roles that you are dying to play? LC: There are so many. I’m still very interested in doing a huge action thing. I think that would be wonderful. ALIVE: Do you have any guilty pleasures? LC: I watch a lot of reality television. Like a lot. ALIVE: Really? What are your favorite shows? LC: “The Real Housewives.” I don’t watch Miami—the rest of them I devour. I find it like McDonald’s for your brain. But it’s getting depressing. I get up at 3am and work all day and go home and learn my lines and have about 25 minutes left of consciousness, and I sit and watch “Real Housewives,” then go to sleep. But it’s so mindless. It really helps me shut off my brain. I owe it a lot. ALIVE: If they were going to make a TV version of your life, who would you want to play you? LC: That’s impossible! Can I play myself? Is that super egomaniacal? I wouldn’t trust anyone else with the range. Can’t get enough of Lizzy Caplan? Log on to ALIVEMag. com for bonus interview questions and commentary.

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Michael Sheen as Dr. Bill Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson on Season 2 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

ALIVE: It’s amazing to look back through the lens of this show at how women were viewed in the ’50s. However, it’s often still questioned, “How much have attitudes really changed?” LC: Yes, I think that sexism is remarkably pervasive today. I am fortunate to be in a very progressive industry, and sexism is still everywhere. I was thinking the other day, I’m pretty sure that in every awards show, isn’t the Best Actor said after Best Actress? That to me feels insane. Clearly they are positioning it as being a more important category. I don’t think we’re anywhere near where we need to be in terms of equality for the sexes.


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TOWN, U.S.A. Photography by Wesley Law, Illustrations by Adam Bertels Edited by Kelly Hamilton Left: FoodEssentials co-founder Anton Xavier, Chief Product Officer Ronak Sheth and co-founders Dheeraj Patri and Dagan Xavier; Upper right photo: Jim McKelvey


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ship and the city’s rapidly expanding startup scene. Just like it has for dozens of other fledgling businesses, St. Louis was about to change everything for FoodEssentials.

February of 2012, FoodEssentials was having a crisis. The company, which performs deep analysis on ingredients listed on food labels, had started off with a bang. Within weeks of launching its website, an out-of-the-blue call from the FDA resulted in a government contract worth $2.4 million dollars over five years to analyze US food and cosmetic products using its unique intelligence and analysis. Much of what they were contracted to deliver would be world firsts—needless to say, it was an immense challenge. The company would need to grow its team, but the FDA money was on paper, not in their pockets, and the three co-founders—Dheeraj Patri and brothers Anton and Dagan Xavier—had already invested most of their personal savings. Further complicating the issue, they lived in three different countries on three different continents: Australia, France and the US, and were beginning to have doubts about their business. “As a startup company, you have to believe 110 percent in your vision and your purpose,” says Dagan Xavier. “But on the other end of the scale, you must be self-reflective at all times and always question if you’re doing it right— or even if you are the right people to do it.” Amidst the uncertainty, a friend sent them an article about a new business plan competition for funding in St. Louis called Arch Grants, an entity that helps foster entrepreneur-

Startup DNA Although the St. Louis startup scene’s recent momentum has been making news as of late, a vibrant startup business culture is nothing new to the region. St. Louis is a city built on entrepreneurial spirit, from its founding fathers’ fur trading posts to mega-corporations like Anheuser-Busch, Brown Shoe Company and Purina Mills. The city flourished, as did its business leaders, and people like August Busch and Purina Mills founder William Danforth helped create a city that greatly valued and supported innovation.1 That spirit had all but faded away by the 1990s. “There was a period of slowdown,” says Dr. William Peck, director of the Center for Health Policy at Washington University in St. Louis, who had served on the board of Innovate St. Louis, an organization focused on accelerating successful innovative entrepreneurship in the St. Louis region. The notion that businesses were leaving St. Louis goes as far back as Shell Oil’s exit in 1929; more recently, companies like McDonnellDouglas, Ralston Purina and even Anheuser-Busch were swallowed whole by out-of-town conglomerates. Gradually, the entrepreneurial activity seeped away. Ironically, it would be Peck and William Danforth’s grandson, former Washington University Chancellor Bill Danforth, who would stop the seepage and replenish the waters of innovation. Danforth, recognizing that St. Louis had a strong manufacturing base but little innovation in the plant sciences arena, headed a group in 1998 to develop the nonprofit Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, now a world leader in plant science discovery. By the time construction of the research building was completed in 2001, the center was an extraordinary success, attracting millions in funding and grants, drawing scientists from around the world, creating dozens of businesses and making many important scientific discoveries. At the time, Peck was transitioning from his role as dean of the medical school to president of the Washington University Redevelopment Program that focused on enhancing the Central West End economically and socially. He, along with Ken Harrington, managing director of the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University, saw the success of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and thought a similar effort could help spur entrepreneurship in other areas in the region.

BEYOND THE LABEL Food Essentials’ team discusses architecturebased developments that drive the success of their food product label database.

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The pair traveled to Cambridge after hearing about the Venture Mentoring Service at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to learn about the program, and soon after founded Innovate Venture Mentoring Service (IVMS) in St. Louis. IVMS began mentoring startups in a variety of fields, from wholesale businesses to science companies with mentors who weren’t necessarily experienced in the startup’s area of interest. (In April, IVMS was rebranded to Gateway VMS, and is no longer associated with its umbrella organization, Innovate St. Louis.) A few years later in 2008, it spun off another organization, the Information Technology Entrepreneur Network (ITEN) to focus specifically on information technology with mentors who had that particular focal point. “I would say that IVMS and ITEN have been responsible for the creation of well over a thousand jobs in the St. Louis area,” Peck says. “A number of those entities have become nationally competitive, like Yurbuds and Aisle411.” IVMS and ITEN were never in the business of financing startups, and in those early days, local investors weren’t investing in technology businesses—either because they didn’t


understand them or they weren’t aware there were technology startups in St. Louis in which to invest. Harrington and Peck recruited Jim Brasunas, who had previously served as president of the incubator Technology Entrepreneur Center, to head ITEN. He asked tough questions and found that tech entrepreneurs felt they couldn’t raise money in St. Louis because local investors didn’t understand what technology businesses were about. But when Brasunas asked local venture capitalists and investors if they were investing in tech startups, he got a different answer. It turns out they were investing in tech startups through partners in California. “So they were investing St. Louis dollars in West Coast startups,” Brasunas says. “That was an eye-opening experience to discover that both of the folks were going out west to find each other.” Startup City 2.0 Thanks to a number of groups that didn’t exist in the 2000s, the investment landscape in St. Louis now looks very different. Accelerators like Capital Innovators, SixThirty and BioGenerator, venture capitalists like RiverVest and Prolog, Cultivation Capital, the Helix Fund, the Arch Angels program (founded by Gil Bickel with almost 70 local investors) and many others now provide a starting point for emerging local companies. And the businesses getting the most traction are participating in funding that comes with mentoring. When asked if the current St. Louis startup movement would have happened without IVMS and the mentoring it provided, Peck remains modest. “I don’t know; it might have,” he says. “There are plenty of companies that have been successful without mentoring—but mentoring is important as a first piece of the ecosystem.” 2 Becoming one of the most visible symbols of the booming startup scene in St. Louis is nonprofit Arch Grants, which occupies a unique niche on the local landscape. “Arch Grants is one of the most significant nonprofit organizations St. Louis has seen in decades,” says Gabe Lozano, founder of St. Louis-based startup LockerDome, the social media platform built to connect people around interests, as opposed to simply connecting users with people they know. Arch Grants didn’t exist when LockerDome was founded, but Lozano is now involved with the organization and serves as an advisor and finalist judge. Jim McKelvey, founder of Square, agrees. “Arch Grants is critical,” McKelvey says. “They are a unique program in the world and are drawing talent from all over the planet. It’s probably the most important publicly funded activity—as far as startups go—in the state.” Founded in 2012 by Jerry Schlichter, thanks to his “desire for St. Louis to be seen as a city of significance for the longer term,” the business plan competition awards a total of $1 million dollars to 20 startups each year in the form of individual $50,000 non-dilutive grants. Additionally, two companies are awarded follow-on grants of $100,000 each.3 Arch Grant winners are provided access to mentors, a variety of pro bono services and affordable office space at T-REX (short for Technology Regional Entrepreneur Exchange). The T-REX facility was created

Mc•Kel•vey•ed

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verb 1. To succeed through extraordinary perseverance. 2. Solving a problem in spectacular fashion. 3. Overcoming a series of barriers to achieve dramatic success. Mc•Kel•vey•ish — adjective Mc•Kel•vey•ist — noun Etymology: Named after Jim McKelvey, serial entrepreneur*, investor, business leader and catalyst in St. Louis’ dynamic startup ecosystem and co-founder of Square. McKelvey created LaunchCode in 2013 to place computer programmers into apprentice positions with more than 100 St. Louis companies; when it turned out the programmers didn’t have the necessary training, he paired with Harvard and MIT to offer free training through edX to make it work. Recognizing a shortage of financial technology companies in St. Louis (which help service the existing tech startups, thereby creating more growth for local companies), he created accelerator SixThirty, awarding four financial tech startups $100,000 each, twice a year, to come to St. Louis. Usage: “I can’t believe you pulled that off, dude. You McKelveyed it.” “He won the game in McKelveyish fashion.”

1. Founded in 1764 as a French trading post and with the advent of steamboat power about 50 years later, the city grew rapidly. St. Louis industries flourished, including brewing, flour milling, machining, slaughtering, tobacco processing, and to a lesser degree, the manufacture of bricks, iron and paint. By 1880, the city was the fourth largest in population and as measured by its manufactured products. In 1890, more than 6,100 factories were in operation. 2. The startup “ecosystem” is a word used by people in the industry to describe the interconnected nature of the environment in which startups thrive. There are dozens of other organizations, accelerators, funding organizations, venture capitalists and individuals who are dedicated to a strong startup ecosystem and the city of St. Louis. As the name “ecosystem” implies, there are many elements involved, all interconnected, and all necessary for the health of the overall system. See infographic: “It Takes a Village.”

“That McKelveyist doesn’t ever give up.” * As a freshman Economics major at Washington University, McKelvey wrote and published a replacement for the computer programming textbook used in one of his classes, which became a bestseller and led to a publishing contract at the age of 19. In 2006 McKelvey wrote and published one of the first instructional textbooks for glassblowing, later translated into Norwegian. That same year, Third Degree Glass Factory hosted the world’s largest conference for art glass, for which McKelvey designed and produced a line of all-glass faucets. Not intended for sale, the demand for the faucets eventually led McKelvey to form GlassFaucet.com.


IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO SUPPORT A STARTUP BOOM. The success of St. Louis’ startup scene is largely credited to the complex ecosystem supporting it. From the organizations cultivating talent to the facilities where ideas can be incubated to the funders who back it all, St. Louis is quickly becoming known as a city where innovative companies and talent go to thrive. Here’s a snapshot of the who, what and where behind it all.

STARTUP WEEKEND OLIN CUP (WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY)

STARTUP CHALLENGE (SLEDP)

GLOBALHACK

Business plan contests that help entrepreneurs hone interview skills, give them access to peer and professional feedback and provide potential payoffs, including business plan validation, access to mentors, cash prizes or other perks.

COMPETITIONS

ARCH GRANTS

HELIX FUND THINKBIG

Can include venture capitalist firms, private investors, grant organizations and government entities. Funds can also come from accelerators that invest in the companies they induct into their mentoring programs in exchange for equity.

SLU CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

HARRIS STOWE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

CULTIVATION CAPITAL

FUNDERS

50% OF STL STARTUP FOUNDERS ATTENDED COLLEGE IN MISSOURI, INCLUDING YURBUDS (WASH U), FANZLIVE (SLU) AND ROVERTOWN (SIUE).

SIUE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

MTC IDEA FUND BILLIKEN ANGEL NETWORK

LOCAL UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS INCUBATE STARTUPS

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PLATFORM AT OLIN

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

SIXTHIRTY

FTL CAPITAL

UMSL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

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ACCELERATION

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ITEN BUSINESS MODEL VALIDATION

BIOGENERATOR

ISELECT FUND REGIONAL GROWTH CAPITAL

ITEN CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

ITEN ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

* Because of space constraints and the constantly evolving startup space, this infographic does

not include every community group, funder, event and competition in the vibrant startup ecosystem. This ecosystem map was adapted from the 2013 ITEN annual report. For detailed descriptions of entities, log on to itenstl.org.

MOCK ANGELS (ITEN)

Accelerators (short-term) and incubators (long-term) assist startup businesses by providing money or operational resources such as discounted or free rent and technical, administrative and networking support to increase a company's chance of success. Most local universities have centers to accelerate student entrepreneurship.

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STL PYTHON

BIOSTL

Beyond funding, entrepreneurs seek support that comes in shared experiences, from women’s startup groups to idea bounce events and niche industry organizations. Community is the main goal, where feedback is given and challenges are addressed.

1 MILLION CUPS

STARTLOUIS

GLOBALHACK

ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THESE ARE WORKING TO CLOSE THE GENDER GAP IN ST. LOUIS.

ITEN

LAB 1500 INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES (UMSL)

THE DOWNTOWN TECH INCUBATOR HAS BEEN CALLED THE FASTEST GROWING IN THE COUNTRY.

ENSTITUTE

GATEWAY VENTURE MENTORING SERVICE

WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OF ST. LOUIS

T-REX HOUSES 110+ STARTUPS, AS WELL AS SEVERAL FUNDERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS.

VENTURE FOR AMERICA

LAUNCHCODER GIRL

INNOVATE ST. LOUIS

SKANDALARIS CENTER AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IDEABOUNCE

TALENT and TRAINING

Several local organizations offer help with pitching to investors, business plan development, access to investors or coding education, to name a few, while others may be designed to attract talent to the area through competitions or opportunity.

PROSPER

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LAUNCHCODE

IN 2013, 19% OF STL STARTUPS WERE WOMEN; 40% OF ARCH GRANTS’ 2014 CLASS WERE WOMEN-LED COMPANIES.

ARCHREACTOR

NEBULA

HELIX BIOTECH

STL VENTURE WORKS (SLEDP) CIC@CET (CORTEX)

Organizations that promote the growth of business, real estate and community development through a variety of programs and initiatives, frequently providing enhanced services to businesses that contribute to the well-being and vitality of the region.

CITY OF ST. LOUIS

ST. LOUIS REGIONAL CHAMBER

CAMBRIDGE INNOVATION CENTER (CORTEX) T-REX

CIVIC

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS MISSOURI PARTNERSHIP

SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

ST. LOUIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (SLEDP)

REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL

FACILITIES

Facilities meant for startups—which may be for general fields or industry-specific—can offer a wide range of benefits, including reduced rent, shared services, close proximity to other entrepreneurs and community events.

CLAIM

TECH SHOP (CORTEX) TECHARTISTA


“THESE NEGATIVE HEADLINES THAT WE’VE SEEN A LOT IN THE PAST ARE SOMETHING I WANTED TO SEE CHANGED—TO SUBSTITUTE FOR A DIFFERENT NARRATIVE.” in 2012 to provide startup companies low-cost, flexible office space with the backing of The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, The Regional Chamber and the City of St. Louis. Arch Grants stipulates that winning companies must take up residence in St. Louis for one year. The competition is a way for St. Louis to keep its bright young people here while attracting others, and Schlichter believes that makes for a better quality of life for everybody. “No one wants to be depressed about their community,” Schlichter says. “These negative headlines that we’ve seen a lot in the past are really something I wanted to see changed—to substitute for a different narrative.” And that narrative has been changing. Headlines in publications like Forbes (“Arch Grants: Transforming St. Louis Into America’s Next Startup City”), the Wall Street Journal (“St. Louis On Cusp Of Entrepreneurial Boom”) and Business Week (“More Startups in St. Louis”) herald St. Louis’ transition from “flyover city” to entrepreneur hotspot.

But when Schlichter was getting started, not everyone in a position to fund the cause—whether corporate purses or individual pocketbooks—thought Arch Grants would succeed. Some were skeptical whether $50,000 dollars would be enough money to get entrepreneurs to relocate to St. Louis or to stay here long-term, citing a lack of future funding, or simply the lure of greener city pastures. Others doubted he’d even be able to raise this amount of funding. Still others weren’t confident the contest would draw many applicants, especially companies with a high chance of success. Believing in what could be accomplished, Schlichter moved forward despite the obstacles and found enough people who shared his vision to fund the first competition. When the month-long application period got underway in January 2012, it began to look as though Arch Grants’ naysayers might be right. Only one or two applications rolled in each day. But then, with only a few days to go, five or six applications came in, then the same the next day and the next, until finally, more than 400 applications stuffed the Arch Grants inbox. “We knew we’d have quality companies, given the numbers,” Schlichter says. FoodEssentials was one of those quality applicants. With Arch Grants just getting off the ground, the founders of FoodEssentials weren’t aware of the competition but had heard of adviser and head judge Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, the company that allows credit card transactions via mobile devices.4 Believing that with star power like that, Arch Grants must be on the up and up, they applied. “We were using it as an opportunity to help us solidify our business plan, not thinking we would actually win,” Patri says. To their surprise, FoodEssentials was named one of 40 finalists, so in 2012 they traveled to St. Louis to give their final pitch in person.

That night, back at the hotel, they called Dagan Xavier in Australia and told him about St. Louis’ dynamic new startup scene. “The way that Jim McKelvey talks, the way that Joe Schlafly 5 talks, the way the business leaders in St. Louis talk, there’s something here,” Patri told Xavier on the phone. “They want us here. They are treating us as if they hope we win, but they want us here, regardless.” That was the first taste of real community that the FoodEssentials team had ever experienced, and they decided that night they would relocate to St. Louis whether they won or not. A few months later in May 2012, they were announced as winners, and FoodEssentials relocated to St. Louis and took up residence in T-REX. T-REX More than 110 startups are located in the Downtown tech incubator, which focuses on offering flexible space solutions to companies as they grow.

Power of Community Walking the halls of T-REX is never a boring exercise. The walls are covered in signs promoting coding classes and whiteboards filled with scratches of color. Work spaces range in size from 8-by-10-foot cubicles suitable for a single entrepreneur—which go for a mere $75 per month—to 24-by-14, $525-per month suites for multiple workers. Each offers

3. As a nonprofit entity, Arch Grants doesn’t take equity in the companies it funds, unlike other funding models. This allows entrepreneurs to retain their shares to have more to sell when seeking outside investment. To date, Arch Grants has awarded 45 companies a total of $3.15 million. 4. McKelvey has founded or co-founded the following companies and organizations: Square, Cultivation Capital, SixThirty, LaunchCode, Third Degree Glass Factory, Mira Inc. and GlassFaucet.com. In addition to serving as head of Arch Grants Advisory board, McKelvey is also an adviser to LockerDome, Aisle411 and Kabbage. See sidebar: “McKelveyed” and infographic: “It Takes a Village.” 5. Joe Schlafly is a co-founder and board member of Arch Grants and currently serves as chairman of the Missouri Biotechnology Association. He also serves as a board member of BioSTL and Innovate St. Louis. He is also senior vice president of Stifel Capco LLC and serves as president of a group of venture capital funds of Stifel Financial Corp. 74

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Patri and Anton Xavier flew in from Chicago and France respectively, while Dagan Xavier remained in Australia. They were bowled over by St. Louis and what they experienced. Along with the other finalists, they were taken on a tour of the city, Forest Park and Cherokee Street. They sat in a suite at a Cardinals game, which made a big impression. “It was the first time I’d ever been in a luxury suite. You know, as a little startup—not having much value in other people’s eyes—we were treated with respect, as though we could be someone. We were hooked even before we found out that we won.”


MIDTOWN MIRACLE The Cortex Innovation Community—strategically located in the Central West End near St. Louis’ major universities, medical centers and amenities (think CWE nightlife, Grand Center, the Missouri Botanical Garden and Forest Park with all of its cultural jewels)—is a 200-acre innovation hub with an ambitious global mission to become recognized both nationally and internationally as the epicenter for technology and entrepreneurship. Early indications are that it’s succeeding.

1 GERMINATION The foundation for Cortex was laid in 2001 with the formation of the nonprofit Coalition for Plant and Life Sciences, a group formed by Bill Danforth, chancellor emeritus of Washington University St. Louis, along with a group of St. Louis-area business and civic leaders who sought to invigorate the area’s burgeoning biotechnology industry.

Cortex photo courtesy of Cortex.

In 2002, Washington University, Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri–St. Louis, BJC HealthCare, and the Missouri Botanical Garden formed an association and Cortex was initiated. The decision to locate the development in the CWE was critical. It would be cheaper and faster to build in the county on undeveloped greenspace where they could start from scratch without having to contend with existing dilapidated infrastructure. “It’s not city land—it’s all privately owned,” says Cortex CEO Dennis Lower. “That makes the job much more challenging.” The decision was driven by several factors: The five institutions are either located in the city or committed to it, and the global demographic trend is millenials want to be in urban areas for their careers. Also, technology companies like to associate themselves with universities, and the world’s great universities are located in urban centers, as are St. Louis’.

2

TILLING SOIL

Acquiring significant tracts of conjoined land in an urban center is a difficult and time-consuming process requiring approval from the Board of Aldermen, fostering strong relationships with business, civic and academic partners, and convincing land owners to sell. They succeeded, and to date Cortex has invested $350 million in 1 million square feet of new and rehabilitated space—and in the process, generated 2,500 tech-related jobs. “At any given time right now we have 50 to 60 startup companies in Cortex,” Lower says. “We hope to double and triple that through the establishment of five innovation centers.” Three of those innovation centers are already in place: CIC@CET (formerly known as Center for Emerging Technologies), BioGenerator and the first expansion of Cambridge Innovation Center. Other efforts are underway to lure companies to Cortex, including TechShop, an open access workshop. “It’s important to have that in an innovation community for prototyping new products,” Lower explains. The mixed-use district, which will include research, office, clinical, residential, hotel and retail, got a boost when IKEA announced it would build its first St. Louis store there. “IKEA is a very smart company,” Lower says. “They see demographic trends and want to be in the heart of it.”

CORTEX IS TURNING A WORN-DOWN WAREHOUSE DISTRICT INTO AN INNOVATION HOTSPOT. 3

GROWTH

A park with programming like concerts, movie nights, science fairs or simply a place to eat lunch is well underway, serving as a collision point for what Lower calls “planned serendipity,” where entrepreneurs casually meet, engage in conversation and come up with ideas for new companies. “That’s the process of innovation,” Lower says. “It’s a contact sport and we are trying to create the serendipitous interactions of smart people in cool places to accelerate new company formations.” There are also new on and off ramps being constructed on I-64 leading right into Cortex, as well as plans for a MetroLink station. Once completed, the Cortex master plan projects $2.1 billion of construction, more than 4.5 million square feet of mixed-use development and 13,000 permanent technology-related jobs. “We hope five or 10 years from now people will talk about entrepreneurialism, innovation, technology and Cortex all in the same sentence,” Lower says. “That will be our indicator of success.”

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UPSIDE

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SPARO LABS

Juristat was created from scratch at STL Startup Weekend and won the competition. The company compiles decades of court case data from state and federal court databases, enabling users to predict the future behavior of judges, juries and attorneys.

Lured to St. Louis by an Arch Grant, FoodEssentials performs deep analysis of food labels that reveals far more than the listed ingredients, helping people, companies and even the FDA know what's really in the foods we eat.

Upside, a financialservices tech startup that provides goal-based investment management to young professionals, came to St. Louis when they were accepted into SixThirty fintech accelerator, which included a healthy $100,000 shot in the arm.

Now operating at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide, Rovertown allows students to find coupons through the company's app for discounts at nearby retail and food outlets. Its rapid growth garnered the company a $100,000 follow-on Arch Grant.

With offices in Cortex, Sparo Labs has created a pocket-sized spirometer for proactive management of asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis and other respiratory diseases that allows patients to monitor themselves, thereby reducing healthcare costs and altering the management of respiratory diseases worldwide.


STARTUP CHALLENGE

HELIX CENTER

ARCH GRANTS

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CULTIVATION CAPITAL CORTEX

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50+

NEW STARTUPS EMERGED IN 2013, 37 OF WHICH WERE IN TECH 3

SIXTHIRTY

TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR CENTER (TEC)

PROSPER

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BIOGENERATOR

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LEGEND Contest

Business plan competitions where winnings can range from the honor of winning to large cash awards with perks.

Facility Office space specifically meant for startups to be in close proximity and foster community.

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Funder

Provides money to startups such as private investors, venture capitalist firms, grant orgs and government entities.

University Incubator

A university program that specializes in teaching entrepreneurism and helping students create and launch companies.

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Accelerator

An intensive program offering startups focused business development, mentorship, office space, access to capital and more.

Community

Entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) or events designed to bring entrepreneurs together to share ideas, experiences and feedback.

Exit

When a company is sold, the startup's owners and investors “exit” with a financial return.

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Farmplicity, launched out of Washington University's The Hatchery, matches farmers of fresh, locally grown food with area restaurants and businesses, getting them produce right after it comes from the ground. Last May, the company was acquired by Sunfarm Food Service.

Gremln, located in T-REX, allows companies to manage their social media through a software tool that sets up a strict approval process—set by the user-company—for the release of information via Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Housed in CIC@CET at Cortex, Aisle411 integrates purchasedriving features into retailers’ mobile apps, including digital in-store maps, and geo-targeted offers. They've just teamed with Google to add an augmented reality feature.

Working from BioGenerator in Cortex, Adarza BioSystems is developing a rapid and label-free biological analysis platform for measuring clinical and point-of-care samples, performing sophisticated clinical tests within minutes, which could potentially transform the medical diagnostics field.

TriFlare—the first all-female Arch Grant recipient—is triathlon sportswear designed to be highly functional, look feminine and flatter a woman's body. The company features over 50 designs and its suits will be worn by the 2016 Olympic women's synchronized swimming team.


Corporation and the St. Louis County Economic Council—offer startups community. A software problem can be solved by someone at the company in the neighboring office, while an elevator ride with another entrepreneur can birth an entirely new business. In 2012, when FoodEssentials won its Arch Grant, T-REX was still located in the Railway Exchange Building, in the former Macy’s office space. “It was an exciting time for us,” Patri says. “Everyone was very excited to meet us, very excited to learn about our company, very positive about everything. We were on top of the world.” Dagan Xavier, who was still based in Australia, would spend several weeks at a time working in St. Louis, and then return to the company’s operations across the globe. “Just to actually sit in an office and turn around and Dheeraj was there and Anton was there—it was such a surreal feeling,” Xavier says. “And then to sit outside of our office and have other entrepreneurs right there talking, it was like, ‘This is so strange.’ The excitement was just massive.”

The Talent Connection When Jim McKelvey started LaunchCode in 2013, it was to solve the very real problem St. Louis companies were having in attracting, developing and retaining tech talent. Within a year, more than 75 coders have been placed and 90 percent of them have been offered full-time jobs.

privacy for occupants, but it’s common to see the entrepreneurs chatting in hallways or meeting in the shared conference spaces or kitchens. The offices are not fancy—these are startups, after all—but they’re an excellent value for fledgling companies that benefit from shared amenities at shared expense. And there’s a certain energy hanging in the air. Opportunity. Enthusiasm. The face of its mascot, the tyrannosaurus rex, and its motto, “Be Gigantic,” show up on directional signs and Macbook Pros. The 4-year-old startup business incubator recently purchased the Lammert Building, a designated city landmark featuring one of Washington Avenue’s most heavily ornamented facades. To enter through its brass revolving door— inset in an arched wall of dark wood trim and glass that gives it the appearance of a domed mantel clock—is like walking into a past that bustles with the energy of the future. Occupying five floors, T-REX houses more than 110 startups, as well as ITEN, Capital Innovators, Cultivation Capital, SixThirty and Arch Grants. The facility is also the site of other entrepreneurial activity, such as Startup Weekend and StartLouis meet-ups.6 Far more than cheap rent, T-REX and other incubators like it—such as CIC@CET (formerly known as Center for Emerging Technologies) in Cortex, Helix Center Biotech Incubator, STLVentureWorks operated by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and the St. Louis Enterprise Centers, jointly operated by St. Louis Development

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Community building may be inherent in incubator facilities, but it’s also the main mission of numerous organizations that have cropped up to serve entrepreneurs. ITEN was one of the first to create a sense of community. “In the early days, it was just about making connections that didn’t formerly exist— and it’s still a lot of what we do,” says Executive Director Jim Brasunas, who has helmed the organization since its founding. “The startup ecosystem, if nothing else, is a network of people and organizations that are connected with each other and find each other.” Still, other organizations have popped up that offer help to the entire startup community and niche groups, particularly women entrepreneurs. Prosper, helmed by Jennifer Ehlin, offers both support and access to Golden Seeds, a female-focused angel network, and Women Entrepreneurs of St. Louis (WEST) organizes events that bring together the brightest and most accomplished women in the region. Just creating awareness about women-led companies is already having an effect. Last year, the 20 Arch Grant winners included only one female-led company, Triflare. This year, there are eight. For FoodEssentials, connecting with ITEN was a gamechanger. Anyone can join the organization at no cost, and members take advantage of a variety of programs, events and resources geared toward helping tech companies get off to a quick start, including matching them with a mentor and helping with business and concept development. Many companies, like FoodEssentials, also take part in its intensive Mock Angel Program, which helps startups prepare for serious investor consideration. While participating in that program, the FoodEssentials founders were introduced to Judy Sindecuse, CEO and managing partner of Capital Innovators, an accelerator based in T-REX that selects 10 startups each year and provides them mentorship and $50,000 in seed funding.7 Sindecuse encouraged FoodEssentials to apply, and its founders were accepted into the fall 2012 class. By the time they started the program, the company had steady revenue. They had collected and digitized more than 40,000 US food labels. The $50,000 allowed them to grow their team from the three co-founders to approximately 10 full-time staff and 25-30 external part-time data collectors. They were also in need of more executive-level talent. Given that they were surrounded by tech talent every day within the halls of T-REX, they were able to quickly find Ronak Sheth, a


graduate of Washington University Olin Business School’s MBA program, who at the time had taken office space at T-REX in the hopes of starting his own business. He now serves as FoodEssentials’ chief product officer. A widely recognized benefit of a vibrant startup culture is creating jobs for a highly skilled workforce. “St. Louis has great universities8 and a lot of talented people,” Patri says. “A lot of times they leave to go to Chicago, New York or Silicon Valley because that’s where they all think they need to go, because they’re very smart and they want to do something big. We’re trying to show we’re in St. Louis and we’re also doing something big.” Show Me the Funding When FoodEssentials graduated from Capital Innovators in December 2012, they were already in a courtship with Cultivation Capital, a venture capital firm founded eight months earlier by serial entrepreneurs Jim McKelvey, Rick Holton and Brian Matthews. FoodEssentials was now looking for a different level of funding: not tens of thousands, but hundreds—a major investment was crucial to allow FoodEssentials to add staff and concentrate on scaling their business and technology. Cultivation Capital is well-known for its extensive vetting process of any company in which it invests, so much so, that it almost serves as a green light for other potential investors. In March of 2012, the FoodEssentials team was feeling the pressure. “We went through a lot of due diligence with them,” says Patri. “I remember we were going on a trip to SXSW with several other startups, and I had been up all night trying to close the round. I sent my final documents at 3am.” At 5am, he had received an emailed reply saying the company had been approved. The investment, led by Cultivation Capital, totaled $600,000 dollars. One month later, FoodEssentials was selected by Arch Grants as one of two companies to receive additional follow-on grants of $100,000. After struggling for five years in Chicago, the team had found a welcoming home in St. Louis. “Just being in St. Louis, we went from zero dollars to getting $800,000 in outside money in less than one year,” Patri says. So where was all this money going? FoodEssentials was just starting to get validation of product market fit, meaning it was in a good market with a product that could satisfy that market. As a result, it had signed more contracts. The Cultivation Capital investment and Arch Grants’ follow-on grant allowed the founders to hire additional full-time staff, including senior staff, which allowed them to better execute the contracts they were signing. Their database grew from approximately 40,000 digitized labels to more than 100,000. “We grew our team further to approximately 15-17 full-timers, all of which were St. Louis locals, and anywhere from 20-50 part-timers, depending on the contracts we were working on,” Xavier says. “To this day, apart from the three co-founders, our team is 95 percent from St Louis. There is a 6. Both events bring local entrepreneurs together. At Startup Weekend, people pitch ideas, form teams and spend 54 hours creating a business model and validating the market. The St. Louis Startup Challenge is a business plan competition with no-strings-attached cash prizes. 7. Ranked by TechCrunch as the seventh top tech accelerator in the US, Capital Innovators provides startups $50,000 in seed money, mentorship and networking over 12 weeks. To date, CI has also provided $75 million in follow-on funding to graduate companies. 8. Universities are a fertile source of top talent, whether turning out business creators or the tech talent like coders and software engineers that are necessary to make tech companies run. St. Louis is rich in universities with entrepreneurship programs: Wash U’s acclaimed Skandalaris Center, SLU’s Entrepreneurship Program and Center, and University of Missouri’s Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Every year, ITEN, a St. Louis nonprofit dedicated to serving as a catalyst for tech startups, ranks the top emerging companies in the region. Its two Top 10 lists— the Top Ten and Fast Ten—celebrate the early-stage startups that are “getting the most traction, are most likely to become a lasting success, and are most likely to make significant contributions to the St. Louis region’s economic prosperity through the growth of well-paying jobs, and wealth creation for founders and investors.”

ITEN TOP TEN Ranked on: total funds raised from all outside sources, current monthly revenue and total employees, and growth in those three metrics. Added weight is given to companies that are growing rapidly.

1. YURBUDS YURBUDS.COM 2. NORSE NORSE-CORP.COM 3. MULTICORE WARE MULTICOREWARE.COM 4. AISLE 411 AISLE411.COM 5. LOCKERDOME LOCKERDOME.COM 6. MORTGAGE RETURNS MORTGAGERETURNS.COM 7. SPLICE MACHINE SPLICEMACHINE.COM 8. BUSY EVENT MOBILE BUSYEVENT.COM 9. FOODESSENTIALS FOODESSENTIALS.COM 10. BONFYRE BONFYREAPP.COM ITEN FAST TEN For the 2013 Fast Ten list, companies founded in 2012 or later were ranked on the above growth metrics with additional consideration given to the growth in metrics during calendar year 2013.

1. ROVERTOWN ROVERTOWN.COM 2. PIXEL PRESS PROJECTPIXELPRESS.COM 3. EATERIA EATERIA.CO 4. CRAZYFOREDUCATION CRAZYFOREDUCATION.COM 5. ACHO TECHNOLOGIES ACHORTECH.COM 6. ACUTETELECARE ACUTETELECARE.COM 7. CODE RED EDUCATION CODEREDEDUCATION.COM 8. SIREN GPS SIRENGPS.COM 9. SIM MACHINES SIMMACHINES.COM 10. BEN MEDICA BENMEDICA.COM Source: ITEN 2013 annual report, itenstl.org


“I BELIEVE IN NINE YEARS WE’LL BE ONE OF THE TOP TECHNOLOGY CITIES IN THE WHOLE WORLD. THAT I BELIEVE 100 PERCENT.” tremendous pool of talent here in St. Louis to pull from and our dynamic, high-performance team is a reflection of that.” Problem Solving, St. Louis Style The talent pool, though growing now, is something that hasn’t always been as strong. And a notable factor in the St. Louis startup ecosystem is that where there has been a weakness, somebody comes forward to strengthen it. Jim McKelvey is one such individual. Although he’s best known as the co-founder of Square, he’s also a major catalyst in the local startup boom. Not only is he a co-founder of venture capitalist firm Cultivation Capital, but beyond that, he has personally invested in approximately 30 startups. He solves problems, often in spectacular ways (see sidebar: “McKelveyed”).

When he and Jack Dorsey—both St. Louisans—founded Square, they did it in Silicon Valley, not St. Louis, because there simply wasn’t enough local engineering talent. They did try to open a St. Louis satellite office but found they couldn’t even do that. This lack of engineering talent was and still is a problem with the ecosystem. To help remedy the situation, McKelvey co-founded LaunchCode, a program that fills open IT positions by giving those who lack credentials, such as a college degree, an opportunity to apprentice with a company’s experienced developer. More than 100 St. Louis companies are participating, from Express Scripts and Build-A-Bear to FoodEssentials and other startups. Recently, LaunchCode collaborated with edX, offering free HarvardX programming classes in downtown St. Louis. “I think you’re going to see a reversal in the talent shortage, mostly due to LaunchCode and the participation of a hundred companies who are willing to change their hiring practices,” McKelvey says. “That’s the biggest thing you’re going to see.” McKelvey also founded SixThirty, a financial tech acceletor. Home to Edward Jones, Scottrade, US Bankcorp and other industry giants, St. Louis is recognized as one of the largest financial services hubs outside of New York, but the city lacked financial technology startups. McKelvey’s answer was SixThirty, an accelerator that each year offers eight FinTech startups $100,000 each, plus mentorship, pro bono and discounted legal and accounting services, web hosting and office space. SixThirty—named for both the height and width in feet of the Arch—is backed by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Cultivation Capital. Gabe Lozano, founder of LockerDome, one of St. Louis’ startup jewels, also recognized a shortage of coders, who are critical to a startup ecosystem. Lozano’s response? He founded GlobalHack, a nonprofit organization that hosts “hackathons,” where coders work in teams to solve one company’s programming issue with a prize of $50,000 and the ability to keep the intellectual property for whatever they build. The idea is to attract coders to St. Louis, and it’s working. “A side benefit is people can get hired,” Lozano says. “TopOpps hired 10 people from the first GlobalHack event, and that’s incredible. Almost its entire company was hired from GlobalHack.” A second GlobalHack will take place Aug. 22-24 in the Cortex Innovation District.

CODERS UNITE Several groups are focusing specifically on developing coding talent, including GlobalHack, which hosts hackathons to solve technology problems for specific companies, and LaunchCoderGirl, a coding meetup for women.

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FoodEssentials hasn’t received any additional venture capital funds, but the company hasn’t needed them. It is thriving and now has 17 full-time staff members and anywhere from 30-50 part-time workers around the country at any given time. The founders continue to be surprised by the desire of people in the startup community to help them, even when there’s nothing in it for them. “We can see that our success is their success,” Patri says. “We’ve become adept at letting people help us, and when you’re willing to open up yourself to advice from people who are very powerful in St. Louis, they can move mountains for you.”

GlobalHack photo by Christopher Hilton.

Lozano believes that what sets St. Louis apart from other cities is that people here are inspired to greatness. “St. Louis was one of the greatest cities in the world at one point, and people want to reclaim that,” Lozano says. “I believe in nine years we’ll be one of the top technology cities in the whole world. That I believe 100 percent.”


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Marian Middle School Marian Middle School Giving female students an individual edge. GOING INTO ITS 15TH YEAR in operation, this all-girls school has every right to celebrate how far it’s come as an institution. But when the leaders talk about Marian’s achievements, the conversation always loops back to the girls themselves—specifically, how they’ve fared in and out of the classroom after their eighth-grade graduation. “We are developing the whole person, not just bringing them up to an academic standard,” says School President Mary Elizabeth Grimes.

Gateway STEM High School EMT students Tam Nguyen (left) and Adela Redzic (previous page) in uniform.

St. Louis Public Schools Gateway STEM High School & Carver Elementary School Leading the transformation from both ends of the spectrum. WHEN PARENTS ARE LOOKING into high schools, their end goals—namely, colleges and careers—are in the near future. For parents choosing preschools and elementaries on criteria like a warm and caring atmosphere, those long-term goals may not even register yet. But they do for educators, who know that getting children off to a strong start matters. St. Louis Public Schools is addressing families’ needs at both ends of the spectrum—and making the community more aware of this progress is one of the objectives of the Transformation Plan developed by Superintendent Kelvin Adams and presented to the district’s Special Administrative Board in May. 84

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One example, opening this month, is Carver Elementary, a neighborhood school which Adams describes as “a smaller learning community in a renovated facility.” A curriculum developed just for the school will incorporate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Carver will also offer the Early Childhood Program, a popular fullday preschool with an academic focus and certified teachers.

This focus on the future plays out in a big way, thanks to extended instructional hours, high expectations for parental involvement and 16 after-school enrichment options in everything from nutrition to a running club to robotics. But it’s the extra attention focused on high school and beyond that really sets Marian apart. A full-time graduate support director cultivates relationships with the girls as they go into some of the region’s highestperforming secondary education settings. Through home visits, Saturday classes, scholarship assistance and more, Marian helps the girls achieve in high school and transition into postsecondary plans like college or the armed services.

As its name makes clear, Gateway STEM High School is also focused on preparing students in math, science and technology. It has a collegepreparatory curriculum as well as “a variety of indemand career and technical education programs,” according to Principal Elizabeth Bender. Examples range from emergency medical services to fire science and safety, aviation maintenance, computer connectivity and business entrepreneurship. The name might have been new in 2012, but even when it opened in 1956 as O’Fallon Technical High School, the focus was on hands-on learning—which never goes out of demand. Over the last six years, the staff has reorganized under the STEM model, reworked majors, changed programming and added more unique opportunities. More students are applying to the magnet school, enabling it to be more selective—and encouraging the students to focus and engage all the way to graduation.

Principal Christy Toben says the fact that Marian is an all-girls middle school allows the students to focus on academics, gain confidence and take leadership roles. It also removes the pressure to conform to expectations, she says. “Girls don’t feel they will be [disliked] for loving reading or being the spelling bee champ,” she explains about the school’s single-gender environment. Lessons about female leadership become even more tangible when the girls—many of whom come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds—learn the school’s history: It was founded in 1999 by women from seven religious organizations as well as laywomen, some of them still actively running and advising the school of their dreams. “We think there’s a real power behind women dreaming what we can be,” Toben says.

3325 Bell Ave., slps.org/ carveres, 5101 McRee Ave., slps.org/gatewayhs.

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Grand Center Arts Academy Taking arts education to the next level. WHEN THEATER STUDENTS at Grand Center Arts Academy head to the stage, they leave the main school, cross a courtyard and enter an $11 million renovation that combines historic character and modern technology. The Sun Theater, built in 1913, reopened in May as the school’s Performing Arts Center. “Few places in the country have a legitimate theater like this,” says Theater and Dance Department Chair Keith Williams, who has worked on Broadway and around the world.

When the school’s students enter as sixth-graders, they explore all of its arts disciplines, including music, theater, visual arts and dance. In ninth grade, they choose a path with sequential courses toward an eventual major in 12th grade—always with a balance of artistic and academic hours. After adding a grade each year since its 2010 founding, GCAA will graduate its first class of seniors in 2016. As the school grows, William says, teachers are finding exciting ways to collaborate. The theater’s opening, for example, was an intersection of visual art, theater, music, dance and poetry. Finding common ground is a theme for students as well. Though not all will go on to study art at a university or conservatory, they’ll know how to unite around a shared learning experience, making them better global citizens. “The culture at the school is contagious,” Williams says. “Students are affirmed. You can be quirky—it’s welcomed here. It’s an energy that’s really healthy.” He maintains that inclusion is especially important for students who gravitate toward the arts because “finding your artistic voice is an uneasy time. [GCAA] allows them to spread their wings.” 711 N. Grand Blvd., grandcenterartsacademy.org.

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KIPP Victory Academy

Expanding the footprint of “Knowledge Is Power.” WEEKS FROM OPENING a new charter elementary school, KIPP St. Louis Executive Director Kelly Garrett clearly had the bigger picture in mind. While the new KIPP Victory is the second endeavor (KIPP Inspire Academy middle school was established in 2009), plans are already in place to add two elementary and two middle schools. By 2017, KIPP will enroll 2,600 students, kindergarten through eighth grade. Through a unique arrangement with St. Louis Public Schools, KIPP Victory will use a former SLPS building and partner on amenities like food service and will also share student data with the district. Garrett is excited about the new school; he’s also aware that positive results don’t guarantee future outcomes. However, KIPP—an acronym for the Knowledge Is Power Program—is part of a national network of more than 140 schools with a track record for success. Over the past 20 years, KIPP has more than quadrupled the percentage of lowincome children at its schools who earn college degrees, from 9 percent to more than 40 percent. “In St. Louis, we’re trying to beat that,” he says. “We think that by growing down [to kindergarten], we’ll have a bigger impact.” Though KIPP doesn’t limit enrollment, it’s designed to serve students who are behind academically but motivated to catch up, and it typically locates in neighborhoods with residents below the poverty line. The schools place a premium on parental involvement—including home visits by teachers and full-time family liaisons. And the KIPP Through College program keeps tabs on Inspire Academy grads at 26 STL high schools. The goal at KIPP Victory is for secondgrade students to academically outperform the average fifth-grader who’ll be enrolling in the city of St. Louis, Garrett explains. But the real results are measured child by child. “Just watching the growth and development that happens in a matter of months is so empowering,” he says. 955 Arcade Ave., kippstl.org.

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Crossroads College Preparatory School Co-creating knowledge for a new mantra of success.

THE NEW HEAD OF SCHOOL at Crossroads knows a good story when he hears one—and going into the school’s 40th year, Jason Heisserer expects to hear plenty of them. His background as an English teacher puts him in a good position to gather a living anthology from alumni, parents and especially current students in grades seven through 12. “Two hundred students is a huge opportunity in terms of knowing the child and knowing the family,” he says. “Whatever is good and unique about a student is accepted here, whether it’s quirky or not.” Heisserer believes that six years of this “implicit permission to be who you are” contributes to Crossroads students’ success in college and university applications. “When it comes to the time of the essay,” he says, “they’ve been cultivating their own uniqueness.” They’ve also experienced a competitive multidisciplinary learning environment,

so their academic credentials are solid as well. After all, the school holds the distinction as the only secondary independent school in St. Louis City, and it’s a first-year recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools award. But Heisserer won’t be resting on those laurels. Part of his focus for the future will be: “Where do we find the crossroads in the disciplines that we’re teaching?” This includes connections between topics (for example, American literature and history), in addition to links in what’s interesting to students (perhaps by connecting leadership, writing and social media). But it’s more than an abstract curriculum discussion for this head of school. This year, Heisserer plans to teach an elective on reading and writing the short story. Students will be delving into good fiction in a quest to answer the question, “How do we know it’s good?” Heisserer won’t give away the answer, but it’s clear that he thinks Crossroads has all the elements. 500 DeBaliviere Ave., crossroadscollegeprep.org.


St. Louis Language Immersion Schools The International School Pushing the boundaries of language immersion. THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL will explore uncharted territory when it opens this month in South City. For one thing, its hallways will ring with a diversity of languages. The charter middle school will meld sixth-graders from The Spanish School and The French School—two elementaries within the St. Louis Language Immersion Schools—with incoming students who don’t have classroom experience in a foreign language. It will share campus space with The Chinese School, another SLLIS elementary. New Head of School Jeff Lash brings educational experience from Colombia to Virginia to South Korea and Morocco— and alternates easily between English, Spanish, French and Arabic. He’ll be paving the way for TIS, which is unique locally for its use of the International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Programme, a globally recognized educational approach that encourages students to look at big ideas across subject areas through a curriculum each IB school develops itself. The plan

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

Defining a new culture of transformation. is to add a grade a year, eventually implementing IB’s Diploma Programme for high school. The goal is to continue to expose the Spanish- and Frenchspeaking students to their target languages while expanding their English-language skills and knowledge base in math, essay writing, scientific exploration and other subjects via project-based learning, including a STEM lab funded by Monsanto. Meanwhile, students without prior immersion experience will ramp up in their target languages—and in so doing, expand their horizons internationally. To ease the social transition, SLLIS implemented a new program for fifth-graders called Leadership Academy. “One priority for Leadership Academy was to build relationships with students across the two elementary schools in preparation for a more unified community in sixth-grade at [TIS],” says founder and President Rhonda Broussard. With all these moving parts, TIS is fortunate to tap into the established SLLIS elementaries and a powerful network outside St. Louis. Teachers will be bilingual and have certification in a core subject. “When you get those types of people, they’re a very big asset,” Lash says. 3740 Marine Ave., sllis.org.

THIS SUMMER, Missouri approved its first single-sex charter school: Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls will open in 2015. Although 17 organizations currently operate St. Louis city charter schools, not many of them serve the older grades; Hawthorn's intense focus on leadership in a single gender setting is also a distinguishing factor. (As of press time, its location had not yet been announced.) Another unique feature is Hawthorn’s focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Founder Mary Danforth Stillman got the idea for the school after listening to a speech by Washington University alum Ann Tisch, founder of the Young Women’s Leadership Network. The organization offers guidance to its affiliate schools—Hawthorn will be the 11th—but it’s not a charter management organization. That means Stillman and newly hired Principal Robyn Viloria Wiens will work on all aspects, from curriculum to assessments to student support services. And they’ll be enlisting the first wave of students and parents to help define the school’s culture. Stillman acknowledges parents will be taking a leap of faith, but she adds the school isn’t starting entirely from scratch. “The Young Women’s Leadership Network has a college-going culture even for the girls in sixth grade," she says. The goal is to enroll 80 girls per grade, starting with sixth and seventh for the 2015-16 school year. Stillman, an attorney by training who has taught at the university level and held various nonprofit roles (including working on College Bound’s summer internship program), says she loves everything about schools, particularly their transformative power. Although right now she’s “in the weeds” with details, she motivates herself by envisioning a particular moment: “That first day of school and the sound of girls coming in and being excited.” Longer term, she’s looking ahead seven years to the first graduation ceremony. “I’ll be a mess,” she laughs, “and I cannot wait!” Hawthornschool.org.

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Lafayette Lafayette Preparatory Preparatory Academy Academy

Forging unbreakable bonds among families. IT’S OFTEN SAID that St. Louis is a city of small towns. Principal Susan Marino would say her second-year charter school is a case in point. With a maximum of 48 children per grade (kindergarten through third) who are transported to school by their families rather than buses, the school is structured to help staff and parents get to know one another. And because it’s an extendedday model—students are in class from 8am to 4pm—the school offers extracurricular activities in-house to cut children’s travel time and ensure they have an opportunity to balance their academic skills with other interests.

School President Eric Clark

Loyola Academy

Fueling creative thinking with innovative problem-solving.

PLENTY OF SCHOOLS have classrooms or buildings to hone students’ abilities in science, technology, engineering and math—the subjects often known by the acronym STEM (or STEAM, with the addition of art). Loyola Academy is taking an even bolder approach. Founded in 1999 by the Jesuits of Missouri Province and local business leaders, the academically rigorous middle school for boys will implement STEAM into its entire curriculum this year. The school’s science program has flourished through a generous partnership with Monsanto Fund, and most recently, a school-wide computer upgrade via the Innovative Technology Education Fund will put a laptop onto the desk of each student, driving the implementation of the STEAM curriculum and allowing teachers to fully integrate all subjects. Dedicated staffers have already been teaching with the STEAM philosophy, even while previously sharing a single computer cart. Case in point: A team of four Loyola students won the engineering challenge 88

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at Six Flags Math and Science Day this year—not to mention, Loyola’s 2014 FOCUS St. Louis What’s Right with the Region Award recognized what can happen when people work together to solve a problem. The school has become known for preparing boys of modest means, usually from unaccredited or partially accredited school districts, to succeed in area college preparatory high schools. The formula for success? Ten-hour days, an extended school year and a partnership throughout high school and into college, which adds up to a big commitment from middle schoolers and their families, but one that’s proven to be well worth the investment. When a student recently told School President Eric Clark that he would like his son to attend Loyola Academy, Clark’s response says it all: “If that happens, we have failed,” he explains. “It’s our expectation that upon reaching adulthood, our students will not qualify to send their children to the school—thus breaking the cycle of poverty that has gripped many of these families for generations.” 3851 Washington Blvd., loyolaacademy.org.

Parental involvement is highly valued by everyone from the U.S. Department of Education on down to local school boards, but in many districts, it’s a challenge to get parents in the door. Not at Lafayette. “This school is born out of city residents,” says Marino, a career educator who came on board as a volunteer after a chance playground conversation with the school board’s president in 2012. “We built the school we hoped to have for our kids,” she says. “We really did all of the legwork ourselves.” Lafayette continues to draw its parent community together via direct, daily feedback from teachers as well as initiatives like a parenting support group using the Places for People’s Incredible Years program. Among the founding parents’ priorities was a curriculum centered around inquiry-based learning and critical thinking with a strong literacy focus. They’ve seen it play out according to their wishes. For example, Marino says, Lafayette students spend more than two hours a day on literacy. This allows the teachers to address the varied academic levels and backgrounds of incoming students, especially kindergarteners. And Marino heard plenty of first-hand opinions about kindergarten from her own daughter, who loved it. “We’re the last ones out of here at 6:30, and she’s like, ‘Why do we have to leave?’” 1210 Locust St., lafayetteprep.org.


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Lift for Life Academy Connecting classroom learning to real life. WHEN SENIOR ALYSHA PAIMIN gets a compliment on the clothes she created in Lift for Life’s fashion design classes, school co-founder Marshall Cohen hears it as praise for her knowledge of geometry and other academic subjects, as well as her creativity and vision. The school partnered with local designer and “Project Runway” finalist Laura Kathleen Baker on the fashion elective as a way to engage students and give them the self-sufficiency needed to succeed later in life. Cohen says it and other classes, like driver’s education, financial literacy and public speaking, answer the question, “What do we need to give these children so they walk out the door ready?”

The independent charter school opened in 2000 as a middle school, but later expanded through grade 12 when Cohen realized that students were going from a nurturing environment where small class sizes helped them make big academic gains into schools that might have 1,500 kids. In addition, “A lot of our students come in two or three years behind,” he says. “Now we have seven years to catch them up.” This spring, the school graduated its third class, and it’s proud of the strides it has made to give students a running start at their future—like the 15 dual credits offered in partnership with SLU and St. Louis Community College. Looking around, Cohen sees plenty of opportunity to add courses based on students’ interests and trends in the business world. Entrepreneurship and computer technology top the list. But whatever is added, the school’s focus on core skills like reading and math will remain, as will the individualized attention on at-risk students. “When you know a student more than likely wasn’t going to make it,” only to see them receive a diploma, he says, “that’s priceless.” 1731 S. Broadway, liftforlifeacademy.org. AUGUST 2014

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Make technology work for you at Fontbonne University, where you can learn more and be more. MORE INFO To schedule an appointment or learn more about Fontbonne’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, call 314.889.1400, email fbyou@fontbonne.edu or visit fontbonne.edu.

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HIGHER EDUCATION TAPPING INTO A TECHNOLOGICAL FUTURE FONTBONNE UNIVERSITY Technology. It makes our daily lives hum and whir with smoothness and simplicity. It increases our productivity, our efficiency and our accessibility to nearly everything. It connects us in ways we never thought possible. Technology has become integral in every aspect of life. At Fontbonne University, technology is seen as a pathway…to opportunity, to education, to advancement and insight. The university’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs serve as a springboard to challenging, relevant and in-demand career opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. Fontbonne offers the only Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security in the St. Louis area—and one of only two in Missouri. Cyber security majors work with full-time, expert faculty members to develop a solid base of computer science and mathematics knowledge, then move on to challenging, complex areas like cryptography, wireless security, mobile forensics and server security. Fontbonne’s emphasis on problem solving and communication skills serves to make students even more highly employable graduates. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for cyber security professionals is projected to grow by 22 percent by 2020. This fall, Fontbonne undergraduate students can also enroll in a new major: a Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics. “A fusion of computer science, biology and mathematics, Fontbonne’s bioinformatics program prepares professionals to use computational analyses to study the vast information provided by modern molecular biology,” explained Mary Abkemeier, chair of Fontbonne’s math and computer science. “This area is growing at an unprecedented rate and bioinformatics specialists are in high demand.” Fontbonne’s graduate programs focus on teaching others to better use and benefit from technology. The university’s Master of Science in Learning Technologies helps professionals determine the best and most relevant technology to enhance training sessions, seminars and more; equipping them with the expertise that makes them more effective trainers or teachers. And the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology, a fully online degree program, prepares professionals to design, develop, implement and evaluate efficient and effective instructional experiences for adults. ALIVE SPECIAL PROMOTION

Technology is foundational to WGU, which is one of the first exclusively online universities and is the pioneer in competency-based learning. At WGU Missouri, students progress based on their mastery of material, not on time spent in a classroom, allowing them to move at their own pace toward a technological future. bachelor’s degree programs in technology include IT Security, Health Informatics, Software Development, Network Administration and IT Management. Master’s degree programs include Information Security and Assurance and IT Management. The educational opportunities at WGU Missouri are unique because they offer a high-quality education that is flexible for adults who are working or raising families. Eighty-seven percent of students are age 25 or older and while degree programs are rigorous, the competencybased learning makes it possible for students to accelerate while saving both time and money. Tuition at WGU is about $6,000. This is a flat rate, not per credit hour, and allows students to complete as many courses as they wish each term. The average time to complete a bachelor’s degree is three years. Career-driven students looking for a leg up in the field of technology should consider WGU Missouri for its well-regarded IT programs. The curriculum is based on the competencies employers expect from professionals in their fields, and for that reason WGU graduates are well-prepared and well-received in the workplace. Wherever feasible the curriculum also incorporates industry certification tests as the assessment, providing students with certifications at no extra cost. Graduates recognize the importance of a WGU education. “As an adult, your time is valuable,” says WGU Missouri graduate, Craig Hamby. “With WGU I could be studying, reading or putting together presentations even if I was traveling for work. There’s nothing like having the peace of mind that comes with a degree that puts you on equal footing.” WGU Missouri’s Career & Professional Development Center supports students with a host of resources, networking opportunities and online tools on topics like resume building, interviewing, selfassessments and research tools. MORE INFO To learn more about WGU, visit missouri.wgu.edu or call 1.866.225.5948.


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Congratulations to the WGU Missouri graduates receiving their diplomas at the August 9th commencement in St. Louis.


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Top Lawyers Meet the top legal professionals of St. Louis.

As a cultural and economic hub of the Midwest, St. Louis is proud to call itself home to some of the most talented, professional and accommodating lawyers in the country. To help you find the right one to fit your legal needs, ALIVE compiled a list of the most reliable, trustworthy attorneys in the area with a range of specialties, from class action to criminal to divorce law.

HAIS, HAIS & GOLDBERGER, P.C. Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. is a full-service family law firm, limiting its practice to complex divorce cases and modifications of decrees, custody, property division and support, business and professional practice valuations, stock options, tax-related divorce issues, pension problems and enforcement of decrees. Its core staff of full-time attorneys and paralegals has provided in-depth client services, meticulous case preparation and complete litigation management throughout the firm’s 34-year history. Additionally, the firm employs an extended group of financial experts, tax and pension benefits professionals, therapists, psychologists and vocational experts to provide the highest level of preparation possible in its trial presentations. Since launching the firm in 1979, founder Susan M. Hais has represented many of St. Louis’ most prominent citizens from a great variety of professions and occupations and has been personally responsible for the establishment of an impressive array of legal precedents in the areas of divorce law, child custody, benefits, grandparents’ rights, property division and spousal support. Samuel J. Hais, before joining the firm, was a judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County, where he was a founding member and judge of the Family Court of St. Louis County for many years. Samuel and Susan Hais have both written and lectured extensively in the area of family law. 92

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The firm’s attorneys and paralegals are members of many varied bar associations and have been affiliated with a number of boards, both statewide and locally. They are very proud of their presence in and contributions to legal and other community efforts in and around the St. Louis area, and encourage you to ask about them when you visit. In 2007, the firm was proud to welcome new partner Elliot Goldberger, who has practiced law for more than 29 years, with a concentration on family law. Associates Julie Hixson-Lambson, Andrew Kinghorn and Erin Zielinski round out the firm’s roster of attorneys. This year, Erin Zielinski joined the firm as its newest associate. The guiding principal of Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. has always been to limit its practice to family law and to provide the best representation possible at the most cost-effective price. That is the firm’s pledge to you.

Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. 222 S. Central Ave., Ste. 600 | St. Louis, MO 63105 314.862.1300 | hhgl.law.com

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CURTIS, HEINZ, GARRETT & O’KEEFE, P.C. Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C.’s lawyers are ready to meet your corporate and individual needs and help you obtain outstanding results. Located in Clayton, the firm’s practice areas include business transactions and disputes, civil litigation and appeals, criminal and traffic matters, employment law, energy, telecommunications and utilities, estate planning, trusts and probate, family law, local government law, mediation and arbitration, personal injury, malpractice and workers’ compensation litigation, real estate and construction law and securities arbitration. “We have the resources to handle sophisticated and complicated matters and strive to make our law firm your law firm,” says the firm’s president, Carl Lumley.

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Brian Malone focuses on local government law, civil litigation and criminal law. Malone has advised local officials on a wide variety of legal issues and helped many private sector clients with contract disputes, business transactions and tort litigation. He also serves as the prosecutor for the Town & Country municipal court. 94

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Ed Sluys concentrates his practice in the areas of local government law, public elections, utilities, civil litigation and appellate law. He also handles a variety of business transactions and startups. Sluys, a competent French and German speaker, has briefed cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court, and has argued before the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Partner Mitch Margo adds, “I think our greatest strength comes from the personal, long-term relationships we develop with our clients. I’m most excited by the younger lawyers in our firm who are making their mark on St. Louis’ legal community.”


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STANGE LAW FIRM, P.C. - EXPERIENCE, FOCUS AND EXCELLENCE IN FAMILY LAW Stange Law Firm, P.C. was founded by two experienced lawyers, Kirk Stange and Paola Stange in 2007, and is dedicated exclusively to the practice of family law. Since then, they have continued to grow. The firm is noted for its top professionals and excellence in legal work, employing 21 attorneys in 10 offices across the St. Louis metropolitan area in Missouri and Illinois. Kirk Stange, Paola Stange, John Kershman and Sara Marler from Stange Law Firm, P.C. were selected as Super Lawyer Rising Stars by “Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine.” Each year, fewer than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Attorneys at the firm have also received numerous other awards for excellent service. For example, attorneys at the firm have received accolades from organizations such as the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the American Society of Legal Advocates, Lead Counsel, the National Trial Lawyers and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Kirk Stange has spoken at numerous seminars through the National Business Institute and the Missouri Bar. He authored a recently released

book: “Prenuptial Agreements Line by Line,” and in 2012, a chapter in a book on military divorce. Clients of the firm have 24/7 access to their documents through a secure online case tracker in addition to having the personal cell phone numbers of their attorneys. The firm’s guiding principle is to limit their practice to family law thereby ensuring every client receives the best possible representation, delivering the most positive results.

Stange Law Firm, P.C. Brentwood, MO - 314.963.4700 | Ellisville, MO - 636.200.6400 Arnold, MO - 636.296.3060 | St. Charles, MO - 636.940.5900 Union, MO - 636.388.0700 | St. Louis, MO - 314.499.8340 (byappt.only) Troy, MO - 636.487.0088 | Belleville, IL - 618.310.3711 Edwardsville, IL - 618.307.7100 | Waterloo, IL - 618.208.0587 (byappt.only) stangelawfirm.com The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. AUGUST 2014

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THE LAW OFFICES OF GRETCHEN MYERS, P.C. The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. is ranked by U.S. News as one of the best law firms in the country, and its president and founder, Gretchen Myers, is ranked as one of the best lawyers in the nation; this year being chosen as Best Lawyers’ 2014 St. Louis Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice. Myers focuses her practice on helping people who have sustained catastrophic injuries or lost loved ones through the negligent acts of an individual or corporation. She serves her community with a passion for justice and believes in fighting for people who are hurting and unable to fight for themselves. Myers has built a lifelong reputation for dedicated persistence, fierce maintenance of integrity under all circumstances, exhaustive pursuit of the truth, an individualistic approach to every case and—most importantly—results. Some of the most complex areas in personal injury law involve collisions caused by semi tractor-trailers, hospital negligence and defective products—all fields of expertise for Myers. These industries touch all of our lives and to be safe, must follow certain safety standards. When standards are violated, permanent injury is often the result. With almost 30 years of experience and knowledge in the area, Myers is the first woman trial lawyer in the country with a seat on the National Advisory Board for APITLA, dedicated to dramatically reducing the number of traffic accidents, injuries and deaths across America caused by trucking companies with unsafe practices. If you are in need of an experienced, dedicated lawyer with a passion for seeking truth and ultimately justice for her clients, attorney Gretchen Myers is just such a person.

Gretchen Myers, President and Founder The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. 222 S. Central Ave., Ste. 675 | St. Louis, MO 63105 314.621.5454 | gmyerslawoffice.net

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JCS Law focuses on defending those facing DWI, drug, criminal and traffic related charges. The firm is committed to the bold and aggressive defense of each client’s case. Attorneys and staff seek to exceed clients’ expectations and doing so has lead to a high rate of referrals from previous clients. Principal attorney John Schleiffarth (centered above) brings a bold and aggressive defense to each case he handles while also understanding that maintaining an open line of communication is a high priority of today’s clients. JCS Law also has significant experience in defending professional license holders (doctors, nurses, teachers, police officers, etc.) facing criminal charges and can help with understanding collateral consequences the client or client’s loved one may be facing.

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John Schlieffarth is a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense. The firm has received multiple Avvo Clients’ Choice Awards, 2013/2014 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Awards and a 2014 “10 Best” DWI Attorneys in Missouri for Client Satisfaction by American Institute of DUI Attorneys.

JCS Law 75 West Lockwood Ave., Ste. 222 | Webster Groves, Missouri 63119 314.561.9690 | jcsattorney.com The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.

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DEVEREAUX, STOKE, NOLAN, FERNANDEZ & LEONARD

The attorneys at Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard specialize in highly complicated civil litigation in which their clients face major life changes due to catastrophic injuries. Cases they handle run the gamut from dangerous products, wrongful death, professional negligence and civil rights abuses to truck and auto accidents. The firm was established in 1976 and for nearly 40 years has continued to serve the St. Louis community building a reputation for its skilled trial work and dedication to its clients.

All of the partners at DSNFL have received the highest possible peer review rating (AV 5 out of 5) from Martindale-Hubbell, an established and wellrespected rating firm that has been providing objective attorney ratings for more than 140 years. This highest rating in legal ability and ethics is given to fewer than 20% of all lawyers and demonstrates the level of experience and integrity these lawyers bring to every case. The firm has also been repeatedly recognized for its accomplishments and case results by other organizations including Super Lawyers and Top Attorneys in Missouri.

“We are not a volume business and we don’t want to be. We prefer to take fewer cases that involve more serious issues and damages. We are fortunate in that we are able to choose to dedicate our time and resources to a select number of cases that we truly believe in,” says partner Gonzalo Fernandez. Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard prides itself on handling difficult and highly complicated cases. They value their close working relationship with clients as well as referring attorneys and have an established long standing track record of getting outstanding results. These principles are reflected in the firm’s motto: “Experience, Integrity, Results.”

Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard 133 S. 11th Street | Ste. 350 | St. Louis, MO 63102 314.621.3743 | 877.872.9832 | stltriallawyers.com

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Brush up on your pickling skills—these lip-smacking treats are trending. by BRANDI WILLS WHETHER YOU LIKE THEM sour, savory, sweet or spicy, there’s no denying that in terms of culinary trends, pickles are hot. From housemade dills to freshly fermented kimchi to creative cocktail garnishes, the old-fashioned preserving technique of pickling has returned to the spotlight in contemporary cuisine. Restaurant-quality pickles are vastly superior in flavor and texture to the jarred version found on grocery shelves. Luckily, many local eateries sell their pickles; you can get a to-go box of classic whole dills or sweet-and-sour Sizzle Pickles at The Dam, and Home Wine Kitchen sells any of their delicious homestyle sliced pickles upon request. They’re also popping up in creative cocktails around town. But what to do when you want them at home? These tasty treats are simple to make yourself. Whether you’re in the mood for a bite-size snack or a new addition to your cocktail hour, we’ve gathered these basic recipes to get you started.

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Basic Pickling Brine This is a go-to brine recipe for nearly any vegetable you want to pickle. It offers a balanced flavor profile of sour, salty, savory and the slightest hint of spicy. Some of our favorites with this brine are okra, asparagus, jalapeños, radishes and Brussels sprouts. Use 3 1/2 lbs of vegetables to make about 4 pint jars of pickles. (Recipe by Brandi Wills.) 3 3 1/3 2 4 2

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Directions: In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine water, vinegar, salt and dill seeds. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve salt. Remove from heat and let cool 10-15 minutes before using. Pack vegetables into four pintsized canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch space at the top of each jar. Place 1 garlic clove and 1/2 dried pepper in each jar. Ladle enough hot pickling liquid into the jars to just cover the vegetables. Apply lids and let sit in the refrigerator for at least two weeks for the best flavor.

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BLOOD & SAND A members-only spot boasting bold and exciting creations in the kitchen and behind the bar. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1500 St. Charles St., 314.241.7263. $$$

AL’S RESTAURANT A St. Louis landmark, featuring award-winning steaks and seafood. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 1200 N. 1st St., 314.421.6399. $$$

BRIDGE A large craft beer and wine list, as well as small plates, sandwiches and salads. Lunch and dinner daily. 1004 Locust St., 314.241.8141. $$

BAILEYS’ RANGE Creative, upscale takes on the classic burger, as well as boozy milkshakes and craft sodas. Lunch and dinner daily. 920 Olive St., 314.241.8121. $$

CAFÉ PINTXOS A bright, busy breakfast shop by morning, a trendy tapas bar by night. Located inside Hotel Ignacio. Breakfast

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Not to knock fans of the classic chocolate or vanilla, but there’s a whole new world to explore when it comes to ice cream in St. Louis. Spiked Delights Combine cocktails and dessert with boozy floats and shakes featuring housemade ice cream at Baileys’ Range. Try the bananas Foster shake, which features rum, caramel sauce and scoops of banana, vanilla and salted caramel ice creams. 920 Olive St., Downtown, 314.241.8121, baileysrange.com. Throwback Treats While they may be made using an old-fashioned wooden churn and delivered via bicycle, Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream’s flavors are anything but outdated. Taste a suds-laden scoop featuring Six Row Brewing Co.’s Strong Porter or savory-sweet candied bacon ice cream. 1500 Washington Ave., Downtown, 314.596.2771, getfrostbite.com. Local Favorites The creative flavors of Serendipity’s are fan favorites at eateries all around town. Go to Gringo for a taste of tequila ice cream, Planter’s House for Meyer lemon poppy seed or Hendricks BBQ for a scoop of maple bacon crunch. 8130 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314.962.2700, serendipity-icecream.com. locally sourced items and rotating photo exhibits. Dinner Tues.-Sun. 615 N. Grand Blvd., 314.531.3416. $$ DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON Internationally inspired snacks, soups, salads and sandwiches served up in the heart of Citygarden. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 808 Chestnut St., 314.621.3236. $$

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DIABLITOS CANTINA Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine with more than 100 types of tequila, some house-infused. Lunch and dinner daily. 3761 Laclede Ave., 314.644.4430. $ THE DOCKET A café and bistro dishing up Mediterranean entrées, seasonal small plates and wood-fired pizzas. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. 100 N. Tucker Blvd., 314.977.4615. $$ THE FOUNTAIN ON LOCUST Freshly made appetizers, entrées, fine ice creams and retro cocktails in a hand-painted Art Deco interior. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 3037 Locust St., 314.535.7800. $ HARRY’S Great food, happy hour and view of the Arch with a casual atmosphere. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 2144 Market St., 314.421.6969. $$ HIRO ASIAN KITCHEN Bold and diverse flavors in dishes like bahn mi and kimchi. Lunch and dinner 102

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LUCAS PARK GRILLE A seasonal menu featuring soups, salads and New American entrées. Lunch and dinner daily. 1234 Washington Ave., 314.241.7770. $$$ B MIKE SHANNON’S STEAKS AND SEAFOOD A St. Louis landmark serving upscale American cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 620 Market St., 314.421.1540. Multiple locations. $$$ MORGAN STREET BREWERY Upbeat microbrewery and pub with great drink specials and live music. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 721 N. 2nd St., 314.231.9970. $$ PAPPY’S SMOKEHOUSE Memphis-style barbecue, featuring slow-smoked pork, brisket, chicken and more dressed with Pappy’s signature sauces. Lunch daily; dinner Mon.-Sat. 3106 Olive St., 314.535.4340. $$ PICKLES DELI Classic sandwiches and on-the-go eats. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 701 Olive St., 314.241.2255. Multiple locations, picklesdelistl.com. $ PRIME 1000 High-end steaks in a chic setting. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1000 Washington Ave., 314.241.1000. $$$

ROSALITA’S CANTINA A happening Tex-Mex restaurant offering Mexican favorites. Lunch and dinner daily. 1235 Washington Ave., 314.621.2700. $$ SAUCE ON THE SIDE Gourmet calzones featuring fresh ingredients and sauces, from the Meat Me in St. Louie to the Costanza. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 903 Pine St., 314.241.5667. $ SMALL BATCH A vegetarian restaurant and whiskey bar serving up small plates and entrées. Dinner daily; lunch Fri.-Sun. 3001 Locust St., 314.380.2040. $$ B SYBERG’S Approachable riffs on surf and turf and American classics. Multiple locations. 314.231.2430. $$ THREE SIXTY On the rooftop of The Hilton at the Ballpark with a spectacular views, cocktails and small plates. Dinner daily. 1 S. Broadway, 314.241.8439. $$$ TONY’S A St. Louis institution with fine Italian cuisine and an extensive wine list. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 410 Market St., 314.231.7007. $$$

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BOGART’S SMOKEHOUSE Smoky, Memphis-style barbecue with generous portions. Lunch Mon.-Thur.; lunch and dinner Fri.-Sat. 1627 S. 9th St., 314.621.3107. $$ CHAVA’S Authentic Mexican cuisine, known for large portions and tangy margaritas. Lunch and dinner daily. 925 Geyer Ave., 314.241.5503. Multiple locations, chavasmexican.com. $ ELEMENT Small plates and entrées with a variety of flavors, created by a collaborative chef team. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1419 Carroll St., 314.241.1674. $$ ELEVEN ELEVEN MISSISSIPPI Culinary classics from Tuscany and northern California. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1111 Mississippi Ave., 314.241.9999. $$$ FRANCO Country-French fare with a modern twist. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1535 S. 8th St., 314.436.2500. $$$ JAX CAFÉ An eclectic menu of gourmet variations on American comfort food. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat.; Lunch Sun. 2901 Selena St., 314.449.1995. $ B LA VALLESANA Authentic Mexican options, from tacos, tortas and burritos to house-made ice cream for dessert. Lunch and dinner daily. 2801 Cherokee St., 314.776.4223. $

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ATHLETE EATS All-natural, local foods and smoothies that are paleo-friendly and gluten-free. Open daily. 2837 Cherokee St., 314.932.5566. $ B

MOLLY’S Southern Creole favorites with one of STL’s largest outdoor patios. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.; lunch Sun. 816 Geyer Ave., 314.241.6200. $$ B

BAILEYS’ CHOCOLATE BAR Both savory and sweet items served up in a romantic atmosphere. Open daily. 1915 Park Ave., 314.241.8100. $

THE MUD HOUSE Fresh-roasted coffee, sandwiches, soups and pastries. Breakfast and lunch daily. 2101 Cherokee St., 314.776.6599. $B

BENTON PARK CAFÉ An extensive breakfast menu including breakfast pizzas, burritos and omelets, plus a full array of lunch and dinner entrées. Open daily. Open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. 1900 Arsenal St., 314.771.7200. $ BLUES CITY DELI A charming turn-of-the-century storefront with an expansive menu of sandwiches, salads and po’ boys. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner Thu. 2438 McNair Ave., 314.773.8225. $$

PARK AVENUE COFFEE Chauvin coffee, house-made pastries and more than 70 riffs on gooey butter cake. Open daily. 1919 Park Ave., 314.621.4020. Multiple locations, parkavenuecoffee.com. $ PLANTER’S HOUSE Enjoy sophisticated eats while sipping handcrafted cocktail classics. Dinner Tues.-Sun. 1000 Mississippi Ave., 314.696.2603. $$ PW PIZZA Classic pies and


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EAT+DRINK / WHERE TO GO one-of-a-kind recipes with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Lunch and dinner daily. 2017 Chouteau Ave., 314.241.7799. $$ THE SHAVED DUCK A cozy atmosphere, live music and meats smoked to perfection. Lunch Tue.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 2900 Virginia Ave., 314.776.1407. $$ SIDNEY STREET CAFÉ Long-standing favorites, like lobster turnovers, and local dishes like Missouri lamb and pork. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 2000 Sidney St., 314.771.5777. $$$ SPARE NO RIB Barbecue favorites made from fresh ingredients fused with Latin American flavors. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 2200 Gravois Ave., Benton Park, 314.202.8244. $ SQUARE ONE BREWERY AND DISTILLERY Relaxed pub grub plates to enjoy with a housebrewed beer or a cocktail featuring house-distilled spirits. 1727 Park Ave., Lafayette Square, 314.231.2537. Lunch and dinner B daily. $$ SQWIRES A seasonal menu featuring fresh interpretations of American classics. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 1415 S. B 18th St., 314.865.3522. $$ VIN DE SET French cuisine served under the stars at the rooftop bar and bistro. Lunch Tue.-Fri.; dinner Tue.-Sun. 2017 Chouteau Ave., 314.241.8989. $$$ B

dinner Mon.-Thur.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 23 S. Euclid Ave., 314.932.5595. $$ CRÊPES: ETC. An upscale patisserie serving sweet and savory crêpes and a variety of pastries, soups and sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Fri.-Sat. 52 Maryland Plaza, 314.367.2200. $ B DRUNKEN FISH Japanese sushi lounge with everything from tuna tataki to traditional rolls. Lunch and dinner daily. 1 Maryland Plaza, 314.367.4222. Multiple locations, drunkenfish.com. $$ EAU BISTRO Masterfully crafted dishes, enhanced by locally grown and organic produce and a 300bottle wine list. Breakfast daily; dinner Tue.-Sat. 212 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.454.9000. $$$ B EVANGELINE’S A bistro and music house serving up Cajun and Creole fare. Open daily. 512 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.3644 $$ GAMLIN WHISKEY HOUSE More than 300 whiskeys accompanied by fine steaks and small plates. Lunch and dinner daily. 236 N. Euclid Ave., B 314.875.9500. $$$ HERBIE’S VINTAGE 72 Contemporary American cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Dinner daily. 405 N. Euclid Ave., 314.769.9595. $$$ B JOYIA Pan-Mediterranean tapas and treats, with a focus on local ingredients and house-made sauces and breads. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat.; dinner Sun. 4501 Manchester Ave., 314.531.5300. $$

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JUNIPER A taste of traditional Southern food and cocktails served in creative ways. Dinner Wed.-Sat. 360 N. Boyle Ave., 314.329.7696. $$$

ATLAS Simple, elegant dishes and desserts in a cozy atmosphere. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 5513 Pershing Ave., 314.367.6800. $$$

KAMPAI SUSHI BAR Japanese cuisine and creative rolls at great prices. Lunch Mon-Fri; dinner daily. 4949 W. Pine Blvd., 314.367.2020. Multiple locations, kampaistl.com. $$

BIXBY’S Located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum with breathtaking views of Forest Park. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 5700 Lindell Blvd., 314.361.7313. $$ B BRASSERIE BY NICHE Casual French dining with an evolving menu of bistro fare, an impressive beer list and classic desserts. Dinner daily. 4580 Laclede Ave., 314.454.0600. $$$ B CENTRAL TABLE FOOD HALL A dining experience like no other with seven display kitchens, and locally sourced food and talent. Lunch and 104

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LAYLA Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fusion with shawarma, shakes and craft cocktail. Lunch and dinner daily. 4317 Manchester Road, 314.553.9252. $$ B NATHALIE’S A farm-to-table concept with foods sourced from Overlook Farm. Dinner Wed.-Mon. 4356 Lindell B Blvd., 314.533.1580. $$$ PANORAMA Inside the Saint Louis Art Museum featuring local ingredients and undeniable artistry on the plate. Lunch Tue.-Sun; dinner Fri. 1 Fine Arts

Drive, 314.655.5490. $$$ B PI Creative cocktails, homemade desserts and delicious San Fran-style pizza. Open daily. 400 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.4300. Multiple locations, restaurantpi.com. $$ SAMEEM AFGHAN RESTAURANT Hearty Middle Eastern cuisine rich with lamb, rice, veggies and authentic Afghan spices. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 4341 Manchester Ave., 314.534.9500. $$ SANCTUARIA Fresh Pan-Latin tapas paired with a world-class menu of handcrafted cocktails. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 4198 Manchester Ave., 314.535.9700. $$$ SCAPE AMERICAN BISTRO A wide range of New American dishes with a great patio and happy hour. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 48 Maryland Plaza, 314.361.7227. $$$ B SCOTTISH ARMS Authentic Scottish fare, including the best-selling lamb burger and Celtic crisps, with an extensive single malt scotch list. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 8 S. Sarah St., B 314.535.0551. $$ SOHO RESTAURANT + LOUNGE A chic lounge with sophisticated southern cuisine and cocktails. Dinner Wed.-Sat. 4229 Manchester Ave., 314.932.5554. $$ B SUB ZERO More than 300 international labels of vodka with a sushi bar and build-your-own burger menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 308 N. Euclid Ave., 314.367.1200. $$ TASTE Small plates and handcrafted cocktails made with strong attention to detail. Dinner daily. 4584 Laclede Ave., 314.361.1200. $$ TAVERN OF FINE ARTS Fine wines, seasonal appetizers and small plates, surrounded by art from local artists. Lunch Sat; dinner Mon.-Sat. 313 Belt Ave., 314.367.7549. $

SOUTH CITY/ HAMPTON/ THE HILL AYA SOFIA Exotic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine combining Middle Eastern, Greek and Southern Italian styles. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 6671 Chippewa St., 314.645.9919. $$ B BAIDA Authentic Moroccan eats, from tajins to couscous dishes and pastries.

Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sun. 3191 S. Grand Blvd., 314.932.7950. $$$ CORVID’S CAFE Coffee drinks along with paninis and pizzas. 5001 Mardel Ave., Kingshighway Hills, 314.481.1522. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $ B

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THE DAM Unique burgers and new-American dishes served alongside homemade sauces. Lunch and dinner daily. 3173 Morgan Ford Road, 314.771.3173. $ B ELAIA & OLIO Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes featured in the fine-dining Elaia and the more casual wine bar atmosphere at Olio. Dinner Wed.-Sat. at Elaia; lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. at Olio. 1634 Tower Grove B Ave., 314.932.1088. $$$/$$ FARMHAUS Edgy Southern and Midwestern food with a locavore focus from chef Kevin Willmann. Lunch Mon.-Thu.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 3257 Ivanhoe Ave., 314.647.3800. $$ GIOVANNI’S ON THE HILL Family-owned restaurant serving classic authentic Italian dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5201 Shaw Ave., 314.772.5958. $$$ GUIDO’S A distinguished mix of Italian and Spanish cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 5046 Shaw Ave., 314.771.4900. $$ LOCAL HARVEST Seasonal dishes made with sustainable, local products. BreakfastMon-Fri.; lunch daily. 3137 Morgan Ford Road, 314.772.8815. $ B NEW LULU’S LOCAL EATERY A brick-and-mortar of the popular food truck serving up sustainable and fresh dishes. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 3201 S. Grand Blvd. $

MELT Upcycled café diner favorites like waffles, specialty alcoholic drinks and milkshakes in mason jars. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Thu; breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri-Sun. 2712 Cherokee St., 314.771.6358. $ MODESTO Among a sea of Italian restaurants, Modesto serves up classic Spanish tapas and flatbreads. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5257 Shaw Ave., 314.772.8272. $ O’CONNELL’S PUB Famous for burgers, fish ‘n’ chips and Coney Island hot dogs. Lunch and dinner daily. 4652 Shaw Ave., 314.773.6600. $ THE PURPLE MARTIN Mediterranean fare from flatbreads to Tunisian chickpea stew. Dinner Tues.-Sat.;

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THE PASTA HOUSE CO.

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PIZZA

Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! That’s right, pantastic pizza at The Pasta House Co. For 40 years, The Pasta House Co. has served award-winning pasta and now fantastic pizza is a mainstay of the menu. A full selection is available, including the unbelievable “Meat Lovers” pizza. Deep dish also available at select locations and all pizzas are half price after 8pm every night; another reason why everybody loves The Pasta House Co.!

ALIVE takes you on a tour of St. Louis’ best slices.

Multiple Locations, pastahouse.com

DOGTOWN PIZZA

Who bakes the best St. Louis pizza? You do! Dogtown Pizza is the newest and hottest St. Louis-style frozen pizza company in town. Pick some up at your local grocer or raise funds for your organization through its local fundraising program. A true St. Louisan is looking for three things: tangy cheese, thin crust and local ingredients. Dogtown caters to all your pizza needs and its use of local ingredients kicks the flavor up a notch. Indulge in the all-natural crust, sauce, cheese and an abundance of toppings.

Feel good serving Dogtown pizza, from our family’s table to yours! When it comes to your fundraising needs, Dogtown has you covered. Earn up to 40 percent on all items sold. As a local, family-owned-and-operated business, you can feel good supporting Dogtown Pizza while raising funds for your organization. The fundraising experts at Dogtown will ensure that your fundraiser is profitable and tasty! Dogtown Pizza fundraising: “Simple, Local, Profitable.” 314.802.7001, dogtownpizza.com

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EAT+DRINK / WHERE TO GO brunch Sun. 2800 Shenandoah Ave., Fox Park, 314.898.0011. $$ B THE ROYALE A tavern-style restaurant and bar with drinks named for different parts of the city. Lunch and dinner daily. 3132 S. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.772.3600. $$ RUSSELL’S CAFÉ A cozy café with a focus on seasonal ingredients and a fantastic brunch. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 5400 Murdoch Ave., 314.553.9994. Multiple locations, russellscafe.com. $ B SASHA’S A hip wine bar with tasty small plates and crêpes. Lunch and dinner daily. 4069 Shaw Blvd., 314.771.7274. Multiple locations, B sashaswinebar.com. $$ THREE MONKEYS Coastal cuisine and an extensive wine list. Lunch and dinner daily. 3153 Morgan Ford Road, 314.772.9800. $$ B TREE HOUSE VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT Contemporary vegetarian offerings with Latin American and Vietnamese influences. Dinner Tue.-Sun; lunch Sat-Sun. 3177 S. Grand Blvd., 314.696.2100. $$ TWIN OAK Specialty wood-fired pizzas with toppings like seasonal veggies and roasted chorizo. Lunch and dinner Tue-Sun.; dinner Mon. 1201 Strassner Drive, 314.644.2772. $$

UNIVERSITY CITY/THE LOOP BLUEBERRY HILL Joe Edwards’ flagship restaurant, known for its beer selection and great burgers. Lunch and dinner daily. 6504 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.4444. $ CICERO’S A wide variety of pizza, Italian entrées and desserts with 55 beers on draught. Open daily. 6691 Delmar Blvd., 314.862.0009. $$ ECLIPSE A top the Moonrise Hotel, featuring cosmic decor and creative American fare. Open daily. 6177 B Delmar Blvd., 314.726.2222. $$ FORK & STIX Northern Thai cuisine featuring spicy curries and cooling coconut milk with plenty of charm. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 549 Rosedale Ave., 314.863.5572. $ FRIDA’S This meatless café dishes out vegetarian and vegan-friendly smoothies, soups, sandwiches and

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more. Lunch daily; dinner Tue.-Sat. 622 North and South Road, 314.727.6500. $ THE GOOD PIE True Neapolitan pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven, featuring housemade charcuterie. 6665 Delmar Blvd., 314.899.9221. Lunch and dinner daily. $$ MISSION TACO JOINT Tacos with a twist, with fillings like roasted duck, grilled cactus and chile-grilled local tofu. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 6235 Delmar Blvd., 314.932.5430. $ MOMOS Mediterranean tapas in a festive setting. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 630 North and South Road, 314.863.3511. $$ NEW SALT + SMOKE Find slowsmoked barbecue, craft beers and fine bourbons. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 6525 Delmar Blvd., 314.727.0200. $$

SEOUL TACO Korean barbecue from the well-known food truck, including tacos, quesadillas, pot stickers and gogi bowls. Lunch and dinner daily. 571 Melville Ave., 314.863.1148. $ SNARF’S Toasted sandwiches, salads and soups, best washed down with the wide selection of microbrew beers. Lunch and dinner daily. 6301 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.4800. Multiple locations, eatsnarfs.com. $ TAVOLO V Neapolitan-style pizza and modern Italian cuisine, served in an airy, STL-inspired space in The Loop. Lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 6118 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.4333. $$ B THREE KINGS Upscale pub fare with a Mediterranean influence. Lunch and dinner daily. 6307 Delmar Blvd., 314.721.3355. $$ WINSLOW’S HOME Farm-fresh foods in a constantly rotating seasonal menu featuring hearty, thoughtfully prepared dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat.; breakfast and lunch Sun. 7213 Delmar Blvd., 314.725.7559. $ B

CLAYTON/ LADUE/ RICHMOND HEIGHTS BAR LES FRÈRES French cuisine with a rotating menu and an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7637 Wydown Blvd., 314.725.8880. $$

BARCELONA A see-and-be-seen hotspot to nosh on Spanish tapas. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun.. 34 N. Central Ave., 314.863.9909. $$ B BASSO A sleek basement pub at The Cheshire, with 32 beers on tap, Italian wines, wood-fired pizzas and small plates. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7036 Clayton Ave., 314.932.7820. $$$ BOCCI WINE BAR An eclectic wine selection highlighted by a revamped menu. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 16 N. Central Ave., 314.932.1040. $$ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE Delicious and affordable Tuscan-inspired fare. Lunch and dinner daily. 1601 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.432.4410. $$ B CITY COFFEEHOUSE & CRÊPERIE Sweet and savory crêpes, Belgian waffles and more. Breakfast and lunch daily. 36 N. Brentwood Blvd., 314.862.2489. $ B COASTAL BISTRO & BAR Fresh-fromthe-coast oysters and low-country cuisine. Stop by during happy hour for oyster shooters. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 14 N. Central Ave., 314.932.7377. $$$ COMPANION Acclaimed for fresh ingredients and signature sandwiches and soups. Breakfast and lunch daily. 8143 Maryland Ave., 314.721.5454. Multiple locations, companionstl.com. $

kitchen. 8831 Ladue Rd., Ladue, 314.721.4100. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$ HALF AND HALF A quaint café renowned for inventive recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Breakfast and lunch Tue-Sun. 8135 Maryland Ave., 314.725.0719. $$ B I FRATELLINI Fine Italian dining with an intimate atmosphere and mouth-watering entrées and desserts. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 7624 Wydown Blvd., 314.727.7901. $$$ J. BUCK’S A Clayton staple for business lunches and happy hour. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 101 S. Hanley Road, 314.725.4700. Multiple locations, jbucks.com. $$ LESTER’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL Every sports-lover’s dream, with TVs at every post and top-notch bar fare. Open daily. 9906 Clayton Road, 314.994.0055. Multiple locations, lestersrestaurant.com. $$ THE LIBERTINE Chef Josh Galliano brings reimagined comfort food to this neighborhood eatery. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat.-Sun. 7927 Forsyth Blvd., 314.862.2999. $$ MAD TOMATO A seasonal, farm-totable menu and fine selection of Italian wines and pastries. Lunch Tues.-Fri.; dinner Tue.-Sat. 8000 Carondelet Ave., 314.932.5733. $$

THE CROSSING A seasonal menu of farm-to-table fare. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 7823 Forsyth Blvd., 314.721.7375. $$$

NADOZ A bakery and cafe serving crepes, salads and more with an expansive coffee menu and juice bar. 12 The Boulevard, 314.726.3100. $ B

CRUSHED RED Urban bake and chop shop serving pizzas and salads made with the freshest ingredients. Lunch and dinner daily. 8007 Maryland Ave., 314.725.8007. Multiple locations, crushed-red.com. $

NICHE An award-winning bistro with a fabulous menu of American cuisine. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., 314.773.7755. $$$

DEMUN OYSTER BAR The ultimate destination for seafood enthusiasts with fresh oysters from the West Coast daily. Lunch Mon.- Sun.; dinner daily. 740 DeMun Ave., 314.725.0322. B $$$ FIVE STAR BURGERS Gourmet burgers with grass-fed, hormone-free beef or your choice of patty. Lunch and dinner daily. 8125 Maryland Ave. Multiple locations, 5starburgersstl. com, 314.720.4350. $$ GIOVANNI’S KITCHEN A family-friendly spot with classic Italian plates coming from a scratch-cooking

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OCÉANO Premier seafood bistro known for fresh selections and exquisite flavor. Lunch and dinner daily. 44 N. Brentwood Blvd., 314.721.9400. oceanobistro.com. $$$ B

PASTARIA Gerard Craft’s fresh approach to Italian dining, featuring house-made pastas, pizzas and gelato. Lunch and dinner daily. 7734 Forsyth Blvd., 314.862.6603. $$ B POMME CAFÉ & WINE BAR Daily specials, plus a unique menu of wines, cocktails and espresso drinks. Open daily. 44 N. Central Ave., 314.721.8801. $$$ B POMME RESTAURANT Contempo-


Caterers on Call Orlando’s

Catering by Orlando’s is a full-service catering and event design company offering a wide range of menus from simple to gourmet. We specialize in unique and innovative presentation and firstclass service. Catering by Orlando’s is proud to be a preferred caterer at the hottest and most unique venues in St. Louis.

LET

DO THE COOKING THIS SUMMER!

Introducing our summer entree series featuring: SUMMER SALAD Locally grown micro-greens tossed in mandarin orange vinaigrette with fresh berries, heirloom radishes, poached beets and Boursin crostini $17

TUNA VIERGE

6oz. grilled ahi tuna over sauce Vierge, forbidden rice, green lentil pilaf and lemon-balsamic drizzle $24 Multiple Locations 314.638.6660 orlandogardens.com

Pappy’s Smokehouse

It always tastes better when the “que” comes to you. Weddings, graduation parties, meetings and more! Keep all your guests’ mouths watering with amazing catering by Pappy’s Smokehouse. Pappy’s will deliver and set up the complete meal with your choice of skillfully smoked meats and tasty sides. Email catering@pappyssmokehouse. com to enjoy!

CENTER CUT PORK STEAK

A St. Louis tradition grilled and BBQ glazed to perfection with gouda mashed potatoes and sweet corn $22

CAPPUCCINO RUBBED STRIP 12oz. cappuccino rubbed strip served with vegetable and gouda gratin and marsala demi $29

We've done all the work so sit back, relax and enjoy!

3106 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103 314.607.2446 pappyssmokehouse.com

Serendipity Ice Cream

After opening its doors, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream has become a hometown favorite, both at its shop and at your favorite independent restaurants all across the St. Louis area. And now Serendipity offers the best in catered events. From individually hand-scooped cups of ice cream to fullservice ice cream socials, Serendipity is the perfect treat for corporate functions, birthday parties, employee and customer appreciation days and more. 8130 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 314.962.2700 serendipity-icecream.com

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EAT+DRINK / WHERE TO GO rary American cuisine with fresh ingredients. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 40 N. Central Ave., 314.727.4141. $$$ THE RESTAURANT AT THE CHESHIRE Seasonal American fare featuring wood-fired meats and seafood, in a beautifully restored building. Open daily. 7036 Clayton Road, 314.932.7818. $$$ B ROXANE A cozy tapas-style spot with a Bohemian atmosphere and eclectic menu. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 12 N. Meramec Ave., 314.721.7700. $$ RUTH’S CHRIS Steaks and seafood in a fine dining atmosphere, or the more casual R Bar lounge. Dinner daily. 1 N. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 105, 314.783.9900. Multiple locations, ruthschris.com. $$$ NEW THE SALTED PIG Innovative takes on new American cuisine and barbecue dishes. Open daily. 731 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.738.9373. $$

TANI Sushi bistro with traditional and fusion-style rolls. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 16 S. Bemiston Ave., 314.727.8264. $$ TRUFFLES Aged prime beef, imported seafood and local ingredients. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 9202 Clayton Road, 314.567.9100. $$$ Z PIZZA California-style pizza, sandwiches and salads, made with additive-free and organic ingredients. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 7600 Wydown Blvd., 314.727.3555. $$

KIRKWOOD/ MAPLEWOOD/ WEBSTER GROVES

ACERO Traditional, seasonal Italian cuisine, with a multiple-course tasting menu. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7266 Manchester Road, 314.644.1790. $$$ BILLY G’S American and Italian dishes with St. Louis-style pizza and in-house smoked barbecue. Open daily. 131 West Argonne Drive, 314.984.8000. $$ BLIND TIGER NYC-meets-Neapolitan house-made pizzas, ribs and more in a casual bistro space. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 7376 Manchester Road, 314.646.8822. $$ THE BLOCK Restaurant, butcher 108

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shop and bar with a farm-to-table, contemporary American concept. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. 146 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.918.7900. Multiple locations, theblockresturant.com. $$ CYRANO’S CAFÉ Famous for desserts like Cherries Jubilee and World’s Fair Éclair. Lunch and dinner daily. 603 E. Lockwood Ave., B 314.963.3232. $$

lunch daily. 6803 Southwest Ave., 314.260.7244. $ WATER STREET Excelling in specialty and vintage cocktails with an enticing menu of small plates. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 7268 Manchester Road, 314.646.8355. $$

WEST COUNTY

HOME WINE KITCHEN Seasonal American comfort food and wine pairings with service that treats you like family. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. 7322 Manchester Road, 314.802.7676. $$$ B

ANNIE GUNN’S Known for heartwarming dishes and seasonal specials. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, 636.532.7684. $$$

KATIE’S PIZZA & PASTA Hand-crafted pizzas and pastas made with seasonal ingredients. Lunch and dinner daily. 9568 Manchester Road, 314.942.6555. $$

BALABAN’S Swing by to pick up a bottle of wine or to enjoy a French bistro-style meal. Lunch and dinner Mon. - Sat. 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.449.6700. $$ B

MAI LEE RESTAURANT Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 8396 Musick Memorial Drive, 314.645.2835. $$

BELLA VINO Expansive tapas menu with high-end wines in the heart of historic St. Charles. 325 S. Main St., 636.724.3434. Lunch and dinner Fri.-Sun.; dinner Tues.-Thurs. $$ B

MAYA CAFÉ Pan-Latin cuisine with house-made salsas and margaritas and live music regularly. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri.; dinner Tue.-Sun. 2726 Sutton Blvd., 314.781.4774. $$ MILAGRO MODERN MEXICAN Quality Mexican cuisine and cocktails in a festive and friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 20 Allen Ave., Ste. 130, 314.962.4300. $$ B OLYMPIA Greek classics like gyros, spanakopita and kebabs with traditional baklava. Lunch and dinner daily. 1543 McCausland Ave., 314.781.1299. $$ ONE 19 NORTH Tapas paired with an impressive wine list. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.; dinner Sun. 119 N. Kirkwood Road, 314.821.4119. $$ RANOUSH Classic Middle Eastern cuisine like shawarma, falafel and tabbouleh. Lunch and dinner daily. 200 N. Kirkwood Road, 314.984.8899. Multiple locations, ranoush.com. $$ ROBUST Navigate an impressive wine list and pair vino with unique tasting plates. Lunch Mon.-Sat.; dinner daily. 227 W. Lockwood Ave., 314.963.0033. Multiple locations, robustwinebar.com. $$ B SOUTHWEST DINER Diner classics with a New Mexican twist and plenty of spice and color. Breakfast and

NEW BISHOP’S POST Comfortable riffs on classic meat-and-potato fare. 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield, 636.536.9404. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Friday, dinner Sat.-Sun. $$

BISTRO 1130 Contemporary French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Lunch Tues.-Fri.; dinner Tues.-Sun. 1130 Town and Country Crossing Drive, 636.394.1130. $$$ BRISTOL SEAFOOD GRILL Fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails in a modern setting. Dinner daily; lunch Sun.-Fri. 11801 Olive Blvd., 314.567.0272. Multiple locations, bristolseafoodgrill.com. $$$ B CHEVYS FRESH MEX Authentic Mexican food and drinks in a vibrant, energetic atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. 9119 Olive Blvd., 314.997.3700. Multiple locations, chevysstl.com. $$ CIRCLE 7 RANCH Fun appetizers and hand-patted hamburgers, with the added benefit of private table taps. Lunch and dinner daily. 14412 Clayton Road, 636.220.9707. $

and restaurant, featuring sophisticated dishes that complement the handcrafted wines. Lunch and dinner daily. 1146 Town & Country Crossing Drive, 636.489.0059. $$$ EDGEWILD RESTAURANT AND WINERY A unique twist on American comfort food expertly paired with premium wines. Lunch and dinner daily. 550 Chesterfield Center, 636.532.0550. $$ HENDRICKS BBQ St. Louis-style barbecue and cocktails in the Moonshine Blues Bar. Lunch and dinner daily. 1200 S. Main St., 636.724.8600. Multiple locations, hendricksbbq.com. $$ J. GILBERT’S Western-inspired wood-fired steaks and seafood. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.; dinner Sun. 17 West County Center, Ste. A102, 314.965.4600. $$$ MARCELLA’S MIA SORELLA Simple Italian fare including housemade pastas and brick-oven pizzas. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. 14426 Clayton Road, 636.333.1015. $$ PRASINO Sustainable in decor and dining, Prasino’s offerings range from lamb meatballs to gooey butter cake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1520 S. 5th St., 636.277.0202. $$ B SUGARFIRE SMOKE HOUSE Inspired barbecue fare, using local meats and veggies. Lunch and dinner daily. 9200 Olive Blvd. Multiple locations, sugarfiresmokehouse.com. 314.997.2301. $ THE TAVERN KITCHEN & BAR Contemporary American cuisine served in a sophisticated setting. Dinner daily. 2961 Dougherty Ferry Road, 636.825.0600. $$$ VIVIANO’S An Italian café with a grocery storefront offering imported pastas, spices and more. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 150 Four Seasons Plaza, 314.878.1474. Multiple locations, vivianosmarket.com. $$ WILDSMOKE A traditional smokehouse featuring briskets, burnt ends and more with a modern twist. Lunch and dinner daily. 12316 Olive Blvd., 314.548.2222. $$

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From lunch to late-night crowds, Roxane’s hospitable spirit welcomes all. Delivering an unmatched dining experience tops the priority list, especially with the launch of an exciting new menu that delivers something for everyone. Whether you stop by for a drink or an appetizer (special pricing offered), the mission in the kitchen is twofold: to make the food so tasty it doesn’t need even a hint of seasoning, and for customers to walk away happy. 12 N. Meramec Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105 314.721.7700 roxaneonmeramec.com

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Join Ruth’s Chris at both St. Louis locations for the Sizzle, Swizzle and Swirl happy hour. Featuring a new bar menu and handcrafted cocktails like the Blushing Harlot, guests can enjoy great happy hour prices Monday through Friday from 4-6:30pm. View the full menu at ruthschrisstlouis.com.

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Velvet Elvis Now settled in their new location, the gang over at Velvet Elvis continues their quest for the most unique items to feature in their little shop so you don’t have to do the searching yourself. Make sure you follow Velvet Elvis on Facebook for the low down on their ever-evolving inventory of everything retro, vintage, old and new. Present this ad to get 10% off your purchase. 3124 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO 63118 314.853.5376 facebook.com/velvetelvischerokee

Syberg’s O’Fallon Syberg’s O’Fallon, home of the fastest lunches in the O’Fallon, IL area with quick, fresh and delicious homemade specials to get you back to work quickly. With the newly renovated patio, live music every weekend and daily drink specials, you are going to want to make Syberg’s O’Fallon your favorite local hangout. 1310 Central Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269 618.622.0801 | sybergs.com

Olympia Kebob House and Taverna Home to some of the best authentic Greek food in town for the past 33 years, Olympia is open daily for lunch and dinner. Savor homemade Greek specialties like gyros and kebobs in a cozy European atmosphere complete with a full bar and the patio is now open. Find Olympia on Facebook! 1543 McCausland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63117 314.781.1299

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TORI AMOS Aug. 1, Peabody Opera House

Known for both her award-winning music and for her philanthropic work with anti-assault organizations, singer-songwriter Tori Amos enchants old fans and new in this Peabody show. Tickets at peabodyoperahouse.com (1400 Market St., Downtown). KEITH URBAN Aug. 1, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Country-rock superstar and heartthrob Keith Urban takes a break from making music and appearing on television for his “Raise ‘Em Up Tour,” which also showcases musicians Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Niemann. Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). LEANN RIMES WITH ERIN BODE Aug. 2, The Pageant

Soulful country-folk singer and songwriter LeAnn Rimes returns to The Pageant with local favorite jazz singer Erin Bode as her opener for what promises to be a memorable night of music. Tickets at thepageant.com (6161 Delmar Blvd., The Loop). ONEREPUBLIC WITH THE SCRIPT Aug. 2, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Plan for a high-energy and hard-rocking show at Verizon as OneRepublic comes to town and brings alt-rock-pop group The Script with them. OneRepublic plays favorite songs as well as new tunes from the band’s most recent album, “Native.” Tickets at livenation. com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).

For a night of free music and great outdoor entertainment, head over to one of the last two summer concerts at Faust Park. Hear either vintage-inspired, jazz-and-swing group The Encore Band or guitarist Billy Peek, who spent years touring with none other than Chuck Berry. More info at chesterfieldmochamber.com (15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield). WHITAKER MUSIC FESTIVAL Aug. 6, Missouri Botanical Garden

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rock group, the Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience, known for its love of funk music. More info at missouribotanicalgarden.org (4344 Shaw Blvd., Shaw). BRIAN OWENS PERFORMING JOHNNY CASH Aug. 7, The Sheldon

Soul singer Brian Owens puts on an incredible performance of rock-country legend Johnny Cash’s music, all in his own style and perspective. Tickets at sheldonconcerthall.org (3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center).

REO SPEEDWAGON Aug. 8, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

In a classic-rock-type of evening, the band Chicago lets loose with skilled musicians, familiar tunes and clever lyrics while American rock band REO Speedwagon performs popular works like “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “Keep On Loving You” for fans. Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). MILEY CYRUS Aug. 10, Scottrade Center

The talented, exciting and controversial pop diva Miley Cyrus is in town with

her “Bangerz Tour” and plenty of action. Fans from all stages of her superstar development will flock to Scottrade for a massive show filled with big-hit songs like “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop.” Tickets at scottradecenter. com (1401 Clark Ave., Downtown). EARTH, WIND & FIRE Aug. 11, Peabody Opera House

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2013’s “Now, Then & Forever,” the group’s first album since 2005. Tickets at peabodyoperahouse.com (1400 Market St., Downtown). WIZ KHALIFA AND JEEZY Aug. 12, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Rap gets a whole new meaning in the “Under the Influence of Music Tour” featuring bad boy rapper Wiz Khalifa as well as the likes of Jeezy, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama, Sage the Gemini and many others. Tickets at livenation. com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). AN EVENING WITH UMPHREY’S MCGEE Aug. 15, The Fox

American progressive rock band Umphrey’s McGee has had a pretty large following in St. Louis for the last few years. Finally, this group performs its unusual fusion-style music for a crowd at the famous Fox Theatre. Tickets at fabulousfox.com (527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). KATY PERRY Aug. 17, Scottrade Center

With her “Prismatic World Tour,” Katy Perry brings her usual flair for huge productions, whimsical scenes, fun and high-energy music and plenty of surprises. Expect to hear new favorites like “Dark Horse” and “Unconditionally.” Tickets at scottradecenter.com (1401 Clark Ave., Downtown). Music and Book by JAMES VALCQ Lyrics and Book by FRED ALLEY Based on the film by LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF

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NICKEL CREEK Aug. 18, The Pageant

Renowned folk group Nickel Creek has been performing together for decades. Known for skillful violin, guitar and mandolin sounds, clever and emotional lyrics and pitch-perfect harmonies, this group should not be missed. Tickets at thepageant.com (6161 Delmar Blvd., The Loop). JASON ALDEAN Aug. 22-23, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Those who love the music of Nashville-based country singer Jason Aldean can hear great songs like “Night Train,” “When She Says Baby” and “Take a Little Ride” in a huge outdoor show that also features Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr. Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). JAMMIN’ AT THE ZOO Aug. 27, Saint Louis Zoo

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Jammin’ series this summer with performances by Death by Tickle, FatPocket, The VCRs and more. Sample from delicious wines and beers, check out popular zoo animals and enjoy the evening of festivities. More info at stlzoo.org (1 Government Drive, Forest Park). MAPLEWOOD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Aug. 27, Ryan Hummert Memorial Park

In one of the last shows of its season, the Maplewood Summer Concert Series features The Foggy Memory Boys in a beautiful setting, also raising funds for the MRH School District’s Weekend on Wheels program. More info at mcbfstl.org (2400 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood).

KISS AND DEF LEPPARD Aug. 28, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

With numerous high-selling albums, tons of face paint, black leather and high energy, KISS comes to town and performs from an impressive body of work, including the albums “Lick It Up,” “Love Gun,” “Hot in the Shade,” “Destroyer” and more. English glamrock band Def Leppard opens the show. Tickets at livenation.com (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights). BOB WEIR, RATDOG AND THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD Aug. 29, The Fox

Known for touring with The Grateful Dead for decades and contributing famous songs like “Sugar Magnolia” and “Touch of Grey” to the mix, Bob Weir performs at The Fox with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Tickets at fabulousfox.com (527 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). BIG MUDDY BLUES FESTIVAL Aug. 30-31, Laclede’s Landing District

The blues come to life again this year as a whole new lineup of musicians from different locations, backgrounds, eras and styles meet up near the riverfront for a two-day celebration of music. Tickets at bigmuddybluesfestival.com (Laclede’s Landing, Laclede’s Landing District).

Visual Arts TRAGIC AND TIMELESS: THE ART OF MARK ROTHKO Through Sept. 14, Saint Louis Art Museum

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artist Mark Rothko—direct from Switzerland’s Beyeler Foundation and private collections—the exhibit is an important look at the artist’s influence on the American Abstract Expressionist movement. More info at slam.org (1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park). THE CITY AT 250 Through Aug. 23, The Sheldon

Celebrate 250 years of colorful St. Louis history in this exhibit, a collaboration between the St. Louis Beacon online newspaper and The Sheldon Art Galleries. There are more than 100 photographs shown in three galleries throughout the juried exhibit. More info at sheldonconcerthall.org (3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center). MOVING PARTS Through Aug. 24, Kemper Art Museum

“Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art” combines several acquisitions such as experimental films, strange furniture and more.

More info at kemperartmuseum.wustl. edu (1 Brookings Drive, University City). ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE Through Aug. 24, Craft Alliance

Craft Alliance presents works of fiber, clay and metal from 2013-2014’s artists-in-residence. Check out these striking pieces and what they investigated during the creative process. (501 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center). MODERNISM – ART + DESIGN Through Aug. 30, Kodner Gallery

Join the Kodner Gallery as it takes a look at modernism. Visitors can see selections of paintings, drawings, prints and more from artists like Pablo Picasso, Maurice Vlaminck, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns and more. More info at kodnergallery.com (9650 Clayton Road, Ladue). JON RAFMAN: THE END OF THE END OF THE END Through Aug. 10, Contemporary Art Museum AUGUST 2014

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This video work by artist Jill Downen takes a look at both the human body and human-made forms by integrating them in unusual ways for three minutes. More info at brunodavidgallery.com (3721 Washington Blvd., Grand Center). FACETS OF THE THREE JEWELS: TIBETAN BUDDHIST ART Through Feb. 22, Saint Louis Art Museum

Focused on three foundations of Buddhism, including the historical Buddha, his teachings and the community that follows his work, “Facets of the Three Jewels” showcases beautiful and ornate works like tapestries, bronze pieces and ritual items that combine both artistic and spiritual importance. More info at slam.org (1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park). FIBER FEVER Aug. 8-Sept. 19, Foundry Art Centre

“Fiber Fever” showcases the use of various fiber arts, how they can be used as media and the entire process towards artistic expression. Visitors will view stunning items that have

been stitched, dyed, designed, woven, embroidered, felted and more. More info at foundryartcentre.org (520 N. Main St., St. Charles). PXSTL: BREAD FOR WORK Aug. 15-17, The Pulitzer Foundation

One of the creations in the PXSTL competition between The Pulitzer and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, “Bread for Work” is created by Alex Elmestad and Sean Starowitz. This project allows bread tokens to be exchanged for goods and services at the vacant PXSTL lot near The Pulitzer. More info at pulitzerarts. org (3716 Washington Blvd., Grand Center). PRECISION CUT Aug. 22-Oct. 26, Craft Alliance

Wood is explored in this unique exhibit featuring current trends in woodworking, including design, furniture work and sculpture. More info at craftalliance.org (6640 Delmar Blvd., The Loop).

Theater/Dance ST. LOUIS TAP FESTIVAL Through Aug. 2, Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel

Celebrating the American art form of tap dancing, this 23rd annual festival features world-class dancers of all backgrounds and ages. More info at tapheritage.org (7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton).

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GREASE Through Aug. 8, The Muny

Plan to sing tunes like “Summer Nights,” “We Go Together” and “Greased Lightning’” in this Muny take on the well-loved musical. Hang out with Sandy, Danny and the gang, and enjoy this lively version of the classic hit musical. Tickets at muny.org (1 Theatre Drive, Forest Park).

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9, Union Avenue Opera

An opera version of the classic story, “A Streetcar Named Desire” focuses on the home of Stanley and Stella Kowalski in New Orleans. Tickets at unionavenueopera.org (733 Union Blvd., Central West End).

HELLO, DOLLY! Aug. 11-17, The Muny

Matchmaker Dolly Levi creates a stir as she helps her gang of friends make their way from Yonkers to New York City in this classic musical favorite. Check out “Hello, Dolly!” as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Broadway opening this year. Tickets at muny.org (1 Theatre Drive, Forest Park).

THE LIAR BY ST. LOUIS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Aug. 15-24, 560 Music Center

This Shakespeare tale follows known liar Dorante, who goes to Paris and falls in love. In this naughty but hilarious play, showgoers witness goofy duels, complicated love triangles and more. Tickets at stlshakespeare.org (560 Trinity Ave., University City).

SIEGFRIED Aug. 22, 23, 29, 30, Union Avenue Opera

Originally composed by Richard Wagner, “Siegfried” tells the story of love, loss and some tragedy. Don’t want to miss this spectacular Union Avenue version—a new adaptation by Jonathan Dove. Tickets at unionavenueopera.org (733 Union Blvd., Central West End).

HUMAN TERRAIN Aug. 29-Sept. 14, Fontbonne University

This thought-provoking and well-written play by Jennifer Blackmer explores the relationship between a US cultural advisor and an Iraqi woman during the Iraq War. Tickets at mustardseedtheatre.com (6800 Wydown Blvd., Clayton).

Literary/ Speaking CRAFTING BEER: THE SCIENCE OF BREWING Aug. 12, Missouri History Museum

Florian Kuplet, co-founder and brewmaster for Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, discusses the science behind making craft beers and also talks about ”beer divergency.” More info at mohistory.org (5700 Lindell Blvd., Forest Park). RIVER STYX: HUNGRY YOUNG POETS SOCIETY Aug. 18, Tavern of Fine Arts

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from the young poets of the Hungry Young Poets Society with River Styx as they read their works. More info at riverstyx.org (313 Belt Ave., Central West End). SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL READS: KING LEAR Aug. 19, Left Bank Books

Visitors can listen to dramatic readings of “King Lear” by Shakespeare, one of The Bard’s bleakest and most intense tragedy-dramas. Explore themes of family, passion, poetry and more. More info at left-bank.com (399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End).

ROXANE GAY: “BAD FEMINIST” Aug. 29, Left Bank Books

The hilarious and insightful Roxane Gay reads from her new collection of essays, “Bad Feminist,” which tells the story of her life and evolution as a woman. More info at left-bank.com (399 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End).

Charity Events MOONLIGHT RAMBLE Aug. 9, Downtown

In this 51st annual Moonlight Ramble bicycle ride, participants can ride under the moonlight around downtown St. Louis. More info at moonlightramble.com (Busch Stadium Parking Lot C, Downtown).

JACK BUCK GOLF CLASSIC Aug. 17-18, Country Club of St. Albans

Raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, this annual golf classic consists of a Monday morning golf tournament as well as a Sunday night classic dinner and auction. More info at cff.org (101 St. Albans Road, St. Albans). THE GLO RUN Aug. 22, Forest Park

Sign up soon for this night run featuring glowing lights and objects. Runners even deck themselves out in bright neon clothing, glow gear and more. Don’t forget about the DJ dance party afterward. More info at theglorun.com (Muny Parking Lot, Forest Park).

SMARTYPANTS TRIVIA NIGHT Aug. 23, Maryland Heights Centre

Put your knowledge to the test in the Smartypants Trivia Night, featuring themed costume contests, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. More info at voices-stl.org (2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights). 14TH ANNUAL KIDS AND CLAY Aug. 22-23, Strathalbyn Farms Club

Help benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis as it hosts its 14th annual Kids & Clays event. Each participant receives 100 targets to display their skill. More info at rmhcstl.com (552 Wolfrum Road, Weldon Spring).

Special Events BOOTLEGGER’S BASH Aug. 8, Missouri History Museum

Guests can dress up as flappers, flyboys, dames and more at this Roaring ’20s-themed event, complete with treats, drinks, silent auction items, prizes and a costume contest. More info at mohistory.org (Lindell and DeBaliviere, Forest Park). CLAYTON PARTIES IN THE PARK Aug. 13, Downtown Clayton

Hang out in downtown Clayton as rock-punk band The VCRs perform for party-goers. Check out the local fare and delicious beverages from local Clayton venues as well. More info at partiesinthepark.org (Downtown Clayton). FEAST IN THE PARK AT FAUST Aug. 14, Faust Park

The Ralph Butler Duo performs as people flock to Faust Park for food from a huge selection of trucks. Check out food from Sarah’s Cake Shop, Hot Aztec, The Sweet Divine, Big Fat Greek Truck, Walk Away Waffles and many others. More info at feaststl.com (15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield).

AROUND THE WORLD WINE DINNER – THE SILVER RIVER Aug. 15, Missouri Botanical Garden

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Dinner event called “The Silver River,” which features Argentinian food and wines put together from chefs in the local area. More info at missouribotanicalgarden.org (4344 Shaw Blvd., Shaw). FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Aug. 23-24, Tower Grove Park

Enjoy food from countries around the world, check out entertainment such as dancers and musicians, and browse through a variety of cultural crafts, clothing and art pieces in this annual internationally focused event. More info at festivalofnationsstl.org (Tower Grove Park, Tower Grove).

37TH ANNUAL JAPANESE FESTIVAL Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Missouri Botanical Garden

This annual Labor Day festival is back again with beautiful dance shows, artwork, delicious Japanese-inspired food and so much more. More info at missouribotanicalgarden.org (4344 Shaw Blvd., Shaw). GATEWAY CUP Aug. 29-Sept. 1, Multiple locations

The first night of this exciting annual bicycle race, presented by Big Shark Bicycle Company, takes place in Lafayette Square with daily races to follow in Francis Park, The Hill and Benton Park. More info at gatewaycup.com.

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SPOTLIGHT

Cortona Grand Opening & Hot List Party

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May 31, Cortona at Forest Park

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St. Louisans came out in record numbers to celebrate the opening of the city’s newest modern apartment community, Cortona at Forest Park, as well as ALIVE’s 2014 Hot List winners. The luxurious pool at Cortona served as the perfect backdrop for the summer party, where guests sipped on Miller Lite, Pinnacle Vodka and Skinnygirl as they mingled with owners of St. Louis’ most notable restaurants, boutiques, hotspots and cultural institutions. Partygoers had the opportunity to experience Cortona’s many amenities, as well as tour one of the modern units while sampling from several Hot List winners, including Juniper, Pi Pizzeria, Lester’s, Devil City, Byrd Designer Consignment, Artemis Shop and more. Music from Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing band, DJ TrashTalk and DJ Billy Brown kept partygoers dancing poolside the entire night. - JENNIFER DULIN WILEY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR 1 Lee Anderson, Ola Hawatmeh & Chris Lanter 2 Tammie Holland & Vincent Flewellen 3 Darin Slyman, Debra Bass & Jimmy Lesch 4 Laura Kathleen Baker & Elizabeth Tucker 5 Gina Juenger, Angie Mock, Kelly Eagwe & Rachael Lux

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Bag to the Bone Runway Show

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May 15, Women’s Closet Exchange–The Vault Guests toasted the new location of Women’s Closet Exchange, The Vault, in Brentwood as they saw the season’s hottest selection of designer handbags at the “Bag to the Bone” runway show. Clutches, backpacks and totes bearing designer labels like Louis Vuitton and Givenchy were the eye candy of the evening. At the end of the show, guests hit the racks at the high-end resale boutique and a portion of all sales benefited Stray Rescue.

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Al Fresco at The Cheshire

June 12, The Cheshire Partygoers raised a glass to the start of summer with a taste of Italy at Al Fresco at The Cheshire. Basso chef Patrick Connolly was busy whipping up Italian-inspired dishes, which were served alongside refreshing Pinnacle Vodka cocktails and craft beers from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. Inside Basso, guests hit the dance floor as DJ Nune provided an upbeat soundtrack for the evening. 1 April Travers, Andrea Maddock & Cecilia Shea 2 Meagan Cleary & Colin Flaveny 3 Kevin Lawder & Ashley Parks 4 Kelly Trettin & Chris Diskin 5 Grantie B. Podolski & Katie Herman

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Raise the Roof Party

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April 25, Mandarin Lounge

Synergy and Lounge Concepts kicked off St. Louis’ patio season in grand fashion at the eighth annual Raise the Roof Party, featuring beats by DJ Big D and Grey Goose Vodka drink specials. Guests enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of the Central West End’s Maryland Plaza as they raised a glass on Mandarin’s stellar rooftop and partied under the stars. 1 Aimee Scheuneman, Chelsea LaBrie & Sarah Whaley 2 Terra Wiedemeier & Lizzie Gleeson 3 Erin Burton, Blaire Vandiver, Jenny Lamm & Lindsey Haupt 4 Dave Pickett & Jamie Brooks

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Wyman Spring Derby

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May 3, Ballpark Village

Hats were the hottest fashion at the seventh annual Wyman Spring Derby inside Ballpark Village. The stakes were high as guests placed bets on vintage horse races projected on the 40-foot LED screen before the Kentucky Derby kicked off in the afternoon. All proceeds from the event benefited the Wyman Center, a nonprofit that supports area teens. 1 Susie and Mike Newsham 2 John and Sara Pajares & Rob Berger 3 Vanity Gee & Brett Maricque 4 Jane Conway, Sarah Jordan & Valerie Groeleka

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Jay-Craig Celebrity Bowl

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May 18, Flamingo Bowl

Strikes were cheered, not jeered, when Cardinals outfielders Jon Jay and Allen Craig teamed up at Flamingo Bowl Downtown for the first annual JayCraig Celebrity Bowl. The evening was co-hosted by Jay and Craig along with their wives Nikki Jay and Marie Craig. The good times were rolling all night long with a silent auction, live DJ performances and bowling games featuring Cardinal players. Proceeds benefited Great Circle, a nonprofit agency that provides a wide range of behavioral health services to children and families throughout the area.

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Lift for Life Academy Fashion Show & Gala

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May 4, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Students in Lift for Life Academy’s fashion program, led by program co-founder Laura Kathleen Baker, took to the runway in their own creations during the academy’s fourth annual Fashion Show & Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Guests enjoyed mimosas while bidding on silent auction items donated by the local fashion and art communities. The inspirational show celebrated the bright futures for some of the school’s most esteemed students and recognized key donors and supporters, such as Mary Jo Liberstein, Sanford and Gloria Spitzer, and Michael and Carol Staenberg. All proceeds benefited Lift for Life Academy. 1 Christine Buck 2 Laura Kathleen Baker 3 Linda Langsdorf & Charlene Bry 4 Roberta Gutwein, Phyllis Markus & Lilly Scharff

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Cinco de Mayo

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May 3-5, Diablitos Cantina Midtown’s home for Mexican, Diablitos Cantina, partied for two days straight in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The hotspot dished up unbeatable food and drink specials along with live entertainment that kept the fiesta going into the wee hours of the night. Between the $1 tacos, “Boozy Olympics,” swag-bag giveaways, refreshing margaritas and DJ Ambrose Boswell’s beats, Diablitos Cantina had the crowd “livin’ la vida loca.” 1 Steve Lee, Jessica Gould, Melanie Mikulus & Sean Williams 2 Holly Ubanks & Caitlin Rodgers 3 Brittany Klokkenga & David Grant 4 Tammy Le, Andrea Kovacic & Will Bonfiglio

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Humphrey’s Kentucky Derby Party

May 3, Humphrey’s Restaurant & Tavern Bowties and big hats graced every corner of Humphrey’s Restaurant & Tavern during its annual Kentucky Derby watch party. Guests enjoyed a little Southern hospitality as a steady stream of bourbon flowed into mint juleps served up at happy hour prices all Derby Day long. Highlights included the crowning of the party’s best-dressed couple, and all proceeds from the ticket sales went to the Buddy Fund, an organization that enriches youth by making sports opportunities available through local service organizations. 1 Michelle Disch & Sean Tabaie 2 Betsy Lewis, Sunny Sims & Tracy Gellman 3 Emily Kast & Jared Hellebusch

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May 10, St. Louis City Hall Local community leaders, elected officials and LGBT equality supporters joined honorary chairpersons Mayor Francis Slay and his sister Monietta Slay for the annual Urbanaire event to benefit PROMO’s mission to create a safe, visible and equitable community for LGBT Missourians. Guests enjoyed an evening of artful entertainment, delicious food and drinks from St. Louis restaurants, a silent auction and more at the blaze orange-themed evening.

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May 17, Just John Nightclub

St. Louis’ hottest LGBT hangout, Just John, started off the summer in sizzling fashion with its fifth annual Beach Bash. The spacious patio was buzzing with guests sipping cocktail samples and dancing to live music by some of the area’s best DJs. Four-legged friends were also free to join in on the fun by participating in the Playa del Perro pageant in the afternoon, with all entry sales benefiting Paws. 1 Harrison Roberts & David Drake 2 Micheal Danbom & JD Yates 3 Nick Catanzaro & Brad Betts 4 Paul Strohfus & Kendall Clavin

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Archetypes

Ginger Imster

An interview with Ginger Imster, a leader in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. As executive director of Arch Grants, Imster helps foster a culture of innovation and startup success in St. Louis through the booming nonprofit that attracts entrepreneurs across the globe by providing $50,000 grants and pro bono support. A native of Missouri, Imster previously served as the director of development at City Academy in North St. Louis, where she managed a $25 million comprehensive campaign in support of the school’s efforts to provide scholarships to low-income families. In 2010, she served as president of St. Louis’ Association of Fundraising Professionals, an organization for nonprofit fundraising executives. She also serves on the boards of stl250, Bellefontaine Cemetery and the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis. What is your current frame of mind? Hopeful. When and where are you happiest? On water, preferably on a boat with my husband. What is your favorite smell? Horses. What is one word that describes you? Straightforward. What did you eat for breakfast today? Jamba Juice Pomegranate Paradise. What is your most marked characteristic? I’m tenacious. What is your greatest weakness? My tenacity. What trait do you most admire in others? Humility. Who or what is the greatest love of your life? My

husband, followed by our four kids. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? My sense of time. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Still having the affection and friendship of the man I married 15 years ago. Which living person do you most admire? I’m caught up in the leadership of Christine Legarde right now. I’m intrigued by the scale of what she is doing as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund. With which historical figure do you most identify? I am a great admirer of Susan Blow, Margaret Bush Wilson and Dr. Kathryn Nelson—all from Missouri. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, who or what would it be? I like my life. But if I had the opportunity to do it again, I’d come back as a marine biologist. What is your most treasured possession? Photographs and mementos of time spent with family and friends. What is your greatest extravagance? My children. What is your greatest fear? Outliving my children. On what occasion do you lie? To spare another’s feelings. Who are your favorite writers? John Irving, Mark Twain, Harper Lee and E.B. White. Which artists do you admire most? My motherin-law, Margery Dodson Imster, who was a painter, and my parents, Harlan and Karen Lynn, who were theater people until it became impractical to be thespians; then they became theatrical parents.

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What is your favorite hobby? Gardening. Who are your heroes in real life? I have tremendous respect for small business owners. They are the job creators and economic engines of so many communities, including St. Louis, and are unsung heroes for many families and neighborhoods. I tip my hat to first responders, single parents and servicemen and women, too. If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Harry Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Abe Lincoln and Mark Twain would be a great cast of characters for an interesting conversation around equity, justice, corruption, compassion and humor. What’s something interesting that you just learned? How to use Google Chromecast. What are you most looking forward to? My children discovering their “zing.” What is one thing you wish would happen? Educational equity, regardless of ZIP code or income. If you could say something to your younger self, what would it be? Listen to your parents. This too shall pass. Believe in your capacity to overcome—it’s worth the fight, and you will surprise yourself.

Interview by Kelly Hamilton Photography by Wesley Law ‘Archetypes’ are off-the-cuff interviews with St. Louis' most inspiring, well-known personalities based on the 19th century Parisian parlor game known as the Proust Questionnaire.


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