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contents january 2014



28 Hot Eats A dark spirit gets its day in the sun at Gamlin Whiskey House.

52 The Way We Roll What it means to adopt a car-free lifestyle in St. Louis. 78 fashion Less is more this wedding season—let your dress be the true testament of your love with simple, feminine accessories. 86 Bridal Guide The ultimate directory for all things wedding—from reception sites to photographers, caterers and more.

STL NOW 18 7 Things you must do this month. 20 Arts The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts unveils a surprising new program. Plus, a look at The Luminary’s new Cherokee Street home.

30 game changers Andrew Deutschmann of Creative Producers Group talks business and the startup Vidzu.

STYLE 36 Trends Take your NYE dress from night to day. 38 men’s Pore over the possibilities of winecolored attire for winter. 40 Accessories A bevy of treasures helps mark a milestone anniversary for Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers.

ALIVE BRIDE 58 Trends Five romantic getaways to enjoy post-wedding bliss without leaving town.

22 beauty Get acquainted with a few of St. Louis’ new and improved beauty destinations.

60 jewelry Celeb-inspired bridal jewelry has diamonds taking center stage.

24 fashion Catching up with the winners of Saint Louis Fashion Week’s emerging designer contest.

62 traditions Borrow customs from cultures around the globe to make your wedding day extra special.

26 radar St. Louis is poised to welcome a host of locally focused grocery stores. And, the latest news from STL’s beer scene.

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


66 weddings Meet the happy couples behind two intimate Forest Park ceremonies and a country club destination wedding in Georgia.

EAT + DRINK 101 Spirits Edwardsville emerges as the metro area’s next foodie destination. 102 Dining Guide The best places in town to eat and drink. 104 milestones Benton Park’s beloved Sidney Street Café celebrates 10 years.

AGENDA 109 Calendar Experience the romantic classic “West Side Story” at The Fox, be moved by The Big Muddy Dance Company, celebrate MLK Jr. at Touhill Performing Arts Center and more.

SCENE 121 Scene in St. Louis A look at the Tribute fashion show, Gateway to Hope’s KaleidoHope gala, ChoiceArt and more. 128 Archetypes A conversation with visual artist William Burton Jr.

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“Reset” photo courtesy of The Pulitzer Foundaton for the Arts. Wedding photo by Christal Kelley Photography. Sidney Street Café photo courtesy of the restaurant.


January 2014 Issue  

ALIVE Bride | Car-free in STL

January 2014 Issue  

ALIVE Bride | Car-free in STL