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A MARRIAGE OF MASKS, MUSIC AND MIRTH

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FASHION & JEWELRY 10 SUMMER 2014 DESIGNER FASHION TRENDS 12 SUMMER'S BEST BRACELETS 14 STOP SQUINTING

BEAUTY AND FITNESS

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WEDDINGS

A MARRIAGE OF MASKS, MUSIC, & MIRTH WEDDING: DANIELLE MANN & CULLEN HAYES WEDDING TRENDS MAKING AN ENTRANCE

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HOME & INTERIOR

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ENTERTAINMENT 53 ST. LOUIS ENTERTAINERS: JOE MANCUSO 54 WHAT'S NEW IN THE LOU 55 CALENDAR

Our cover shows newlywed Brittney Short Hearn. Brittney and John Hearn’s romance began February 1, 2011, when the couple met on a blind date. John, from New Orleans, wasn’t too happy with St. Louis’ cold climate and couldn’t wait to finish schooling and return to Louisiana. His desire to leave disappeared after meeting Brittney. They became engaged in Austin, Texas atop Mount Bonnell on April 13, 2013. Brittney is project manager for Cathedral Properties, where she rehabs historic homes. John is a resident physician in psychiatry at BarnesJewish Hospital. Photo was taken in Forest Park amidst glorious fall foliage. HEATHER ROTH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

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hat’s your favorite summer ritual? Cooking juicy steaks on the outdoor barbecue grill? Cheering on the baseball Cardinals at Busch Stadium? Playing a few rounds of golf? Lounging by the swimming pool? Whatever your summer pursuits happen to be, you can explore the joys of the summer season in our May-June 2014 issue with summer-inspired articles that offer something for everyone. “Summer 2014 Designer Fashion Trends” gives you a colorful glimpse of summer’s best new looks in designer fashion. “Summer’s Best Bracelets” highlights the summer season’s best new looks in luxurious designer bracelets from iconic jewelry designers such as Roberto Coin and Heather Moore. “Don’t Squint” highlights the trendy, new looks in designer sunglasses, a summer fashion essential. “Outdoor Living” will inspire you to transform your outdoor living spaces from ordinary into extraordinary with the summer season’s best new looks in stylish outdoor furniture. “Luxurious Designer Baths” will inspire you to design a truly luxurious bath room that adds lasting value to your home. Our tropics-inspired travel article, “Romantic Exotic St. Barthelemhy “, tells you everything that you need to know about sunny St. Barths, an idyllic Caribbean paradise. “A Marriage Of Masks, Music & Mirth” is a fun-to-read article that takes you behind the joyful scenes of an unforgettable wedding. “Elegant Wedding Trends” highlights the most talked-about trends for memorable weddings. “Making An Entrance” previews summer’s best new looks in romantic wedding gowns. You’ll enjoy reading “Luxury Living In Ladue & Frontenac”, an in-depth profile of Ladue and Frontenac, St. Louis County’s most affluent suburbs. We’ve profiled the amazing career of classic jazz singer Joe Mancuso, one of St. Louis’ best vocal talents. St. Louis Chef Vicky Bensinger tempts your taste buds with her savory summer recipe for Caprese Pasta Salad. You’ll also enjoy our article about Trattoria Branica, Frontenac’s must-visit gourmet Italian restaurant. To view the digital edition of Uptown’s May-June 2014 issue, visit our website at www. uptownstl.com I hope that you enjoy browsing through our colorful summer issue and that your summer is the best ever! Susan Ashton, Publisher

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SUMMER 2014 DESIGNER

fashion trends BY ROBYN WALKER

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hat’s trending now for summer? Bold, bright dresses designed in feminine, flattering styles are the most talked-about fashion trend for summer. Also making a comeback for the summer season are colorful ankle jeans, metallic leather wedges, silk tops, designer totes and statement necklaces.

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1. You won't want to miss out on Tibi’s coral leather sandal heels. 2. One of the summer season’s must-have dresses is Vineyard Vines' pastel striped strapless creation. Designed in cool cotton, this is the perfect party dress. 3. Vineyard Vines' fun-to-wear hot pink ankle jeans sport summer’s most-wanted color.

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4. Jack Rogers' turquoise leather clutch with silver metallic trim is perfect for day or night. 5. You can accessorize this sophisticated style with Kate Spade’s sparkling green stone statement necklace. 6. One of our fashion favorites for summer is Vineyard Vines’ white seersucker sun dress, perfect for showing off your summer tan. 7. Tibi’s luxe lavender silk top is a must-have for summer. 8. A must-have is Shoshanna's turquoise strapless dress for summer parties and weddings. 9. You’ll wear Jack Rogers’ shiny gold metallic wedges everywhere, whether you’re lounging by the pool, lunching with the ladies or being seen at an outdoor cocktail party. We think that our chic collection of must-have designer fashion and accessories will definitely put you on summer’s best-dressed list. UT

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S U M M E R ' S

B E S T

BRACELETS BY ROBYN WALKER

Indulge your passion for luxury with the summer season’s best new looks in designer bracelets.

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Bartel's Estate Gallery's stunning 18-karat yellow gold estate bracelet, embellished with a beautiful blue sapphire, makes a bold fashion statement. A must-have is Ylang Ylang’s enchanting yellow gold and diamond cuff created by acclaimed jewelry designer Heather Moore. What we like most about this unique designer bracelet are the sparkling diamond stars and moons. Timekeepers’ elegant white gold filigree bracelet, dating back to the 1920’s, is designed with sparkling white diamonds and blue sapphires. This elegant estate bracelet is perfect for special occasions. Summit Jewelers designs a one-of-a-kind eighteen-karat yellow gold and multi-colored gemstone bracelet with nine unique links. This is the perfect jeweled bracelet for adding sophisticated style to your summer party attire. Novak Jewelers’ white and yellow gold link bracelet is accented with brilliant white diamonds. This beautiful bracelet will definitely set you apart from the crowd. Italian jewelry designer Roberto Coin creates a fabulous diamond and white gold bangle bracelet from Curt Parker Jewelers. You’ll want to wear this chic bangle bracelet as an everyday luxury. Mary Pillsbury Jewelry, Frontenac’s premier jeweler for fine diamonds, has a magnificent eighteen-karat rose gold South Seas pearl and diamond cuff bracelet. This chic designer bracelet adds a touch of glamour to summer’s designer fashion. Vie’s gleaming gold-plated link bracelet, adorned with shimmering white crystals, will dress up everything in your summer wardrobe. We think that you’ll be as impressed as we are with this amazing collection of luxurious designer bracelets. UT

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2. HEATHER MOORE GOLD AND DIAMOND CUFF BRACELET FROM YLANG YLANG WWW.YLANGYLANG.COM 3. DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE FILIGREE BRACELET FROM TIMEKEEPERS WWW.TIMEKEEPERSSTL.COM WWW.TIMEKEEPERSCLAYTON.COM 4. MULTI-STONE YELLOW GOLD LINK BRACELET FROM SUMMIT JEWELERS WWW.SUMMITSTL.COM 5. YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD LINK BRACELET ACCENTED WITH DIAMONDS FROM NOVAK JEWELERS WWW.NOVAKJEWELERS.COM 6. ROBERTO COIN WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND BANGLE BRACELET FROM CURT PARKER JEWELERS WWW.CURTPARKER.COM

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squinting! BY COURTNEY BROWN

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quinting has never been in style. Resist the urge to do so with shades that are as hot as a summer afternoon. From two-toned frames to classic “Aves”, you’ll want to keep these shades on long after the sun goes down.

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These neutral colored frames from SHAUNS California are the cat’s meow! With a subtle cat-eye, and an oversized frame, your eyes and the delicate skin that surrounds them will be shielded in style.“Esk” Nude Frame sunglasses available at www.shaunscalifornia.com.

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So Catty! If you are seeking a more defined cat- eye frame, the “Alisa” frame is sure to make a statement this summer. This two-toned style is available in an array of purrfect color combinations at www.shaunscalifornia.com.

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Others will be green with envy when they see you in these minimalist cat-eye “Islay” frames. Available at www.shaunscalifornia.com.

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It’s a classic. These aviators from Tommy Bahama flatter any face. “Play Lady Play” sunglasses available at www.tommybahama.com.

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Marvelous and marblEYESed! Two-Toned “Calypso Far Away” sunglasses available at www.tommybahama.com.

For the detail oriented, these tortoiseshell frames from Tommy Bahama feature an intricate gold design on each arm, adding a luxurious touch to a timeless style. “Skinny Sipping” sunglasses available at www.tommybahama.com. UT

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sunsmart

BY ROBYN WALKER

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f you enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, golf, tennis, biking, hiking, jogging or water skiing, it’s important to protect your skin from the burning rays of the intense summer sun. Too much exposure to the sun can result in sun burn, sun damage, premature aging of your skin, precancerous skin growths and skin cancer.

Whenever you’re outdoors, even on a cloudy day, wear a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. We think that you’ll like Tommy Bahama’s Gleam Weaver stylish sunglasses. If you want your skin to have a healthy summer glow, we suggest that you apply a brush-on bronzer. One of our favorite face bronzers is Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick bronzer. During the summer months, it’s important to protect your face from the sun so we suggest that you wear a hat or a sun visor when you’re outdoors. We especially like Tommy Bahama’s casually chic wide-brimmed Ombre sun hat. To protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, it’s essential to wear a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor. Sunscreen products are scientifically formulated to shield your skin from the ultra violet radiation that causes your skin to burn, blister and peel. If you have fair skin, which is more susceptible to sun damage than dark skin, choose a sunscreen product that has a high sun protection factor such as an SPF 30 or SPF 45. If your skin tans easily, an SPF 15 sunscreen product is a good choice. We especially like Estee Lauder’s SPF

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30 sunscreen for your face which provides ultra protection from the summer sun. Instead of sunbathing, you can achieve a natural-looking tan with a sunless self-tanning lotion or a sunless sprayon tanning product. We recommend Clinique’s Self Sun, an easy-to-apply tanning lotion. Limit your exposure to the summer sun. It’s best to spend only a few hours in the sun each day. Try to avoid being in direct sun light during the noon hour and in the afternoon when the sun is especially strong. If you follow these simple suggestions for protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, your skin will look radiant all summer long. UT

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MASKS, MUSIC & MIRTH BY SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES

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ptown focuses on the wedding of Brittney Lauren Short and John Kendall Hearn, November 2, 2013. It was a spectacular event created by some of St. Louis’ finest wedding vendors, together with the remarkable talents of the bride herself!

Since childhood, Brittney has expressed an innate talent for decorating. To her parents’ chagrin, she liked to rearrange décor in her family’s CWE home. This probably led to her present career as a rehabber, turning older houses into beautiful homes. Her designing woman’s attention to detail 18

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helped in planning many of her own wedding’s details. Brittney loves classic black and white, and succeeded incorporating these colors into everything, from the striking black beribboned invitations (by Paper Patch) down to the souvenir match boxes. Brittney said,

“I wanted our invitations to set the tone, letting our guests know they were in for a good time.” Finding the perfect wedding dress was easy for Brittney at Fleur De Lis Bridal. She said, “The moment I tried on the Judd Waddell dress, I knew it was the one.” Brittney also designed


a detachable train for the ceremony, mimicking the pleats on the back of the dress. She selected a custom Erin Cole veil. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Norman K. Probstein, Forest Park Golf Course. Brittney said, “We were treated to a beautiful slide show

produced by my sister and Maid of Honor, Jennifer Dengel. She had gathered pictures of us when we were children, all the way through to our engagement. It truly made the evening!� The eldest of four daughters, Brittney grew up in the Central West

End of St. Louis. Her parents, Patti and Kevin Short graciously opened their historic home as the fabulous wedding venue. Built in 1906, the mansion is located on Washington Terrace, and listed on the national register of historic places. Another piece of history has UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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now been added to the home – their daughter’s marriage! On the morning of the big day, Brittney and her bridesmaids (including her three sisters) prepared themselves in the Phyllis Diller bedroom, so called because the famous comedienne stayed there when the mansion belonged to the late Stan Kann (Fox Theater organist). The Audrey Hepburn looking bridesmaids wore classically styled black gowns by Bill Levkoff. Their hair and makeup was done by Danielle Style and Annie Heyward. 20

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Sentimental Brittney wore special family keepsakes. Grandmother Peggy Cannon gave her a birthstone ring worn by Peggy’s mother, Marie DeChaine James on her wedding. Brittney also carried two hankies representing her Great-Grandmother Marie and Great-Great Grandmother, Marie Favreau DeChaine Baxter. Archbishop Robert Carlson officiated at the ceremony in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. Wedding party photos were taken by Heather Roth outside the Cathedral and later on Art Hill in Forest Park,

against a backdrop of vibrant red leafed trees. The evening reception for 215 guests took place back at the Short residence. The home’s patio and pool area was transformed into a party perfect venue with a New Orleans vibe. A 40’x100’ heated dining tent, two outside bars and a black and white striped cabana near the pool set the scene. The cabana would later serve as a late night scotch and cigar bar. Guests were welcomed with stylish Southern hospitality. At the


VENDORS: Wedding Day Coordination – Perfect Day Wedding & Events, Tami Heroff Photographer – Heather Roth Fine Art Photography Gown – Judd Waddell, Fleur De Lis Bridal Jeweler - Saettele Jewelers patio’s entrance, a table was lined with bubbly brimming flutes, together with a framed sign proclaiming “Time to drink champagne and dance on the table.” Old fashioned cocktails like Maker’s Mark Manhattans were a hit as the guests arrived. People mingled while listening to New Orleans jazz performed by the six piece Funky Butt Brass Band, they enjoyed spicy Cajun appetizers like Mini Oyster Po’ Boy sandwiches, Mini Crawfish Pies and Bacon Wrapped BBQ Shrimp on Grits. The wedding couple arrived wearing elaborate Mardi Gras masks. That November night may have turned chilly, yet nobody seemed to notice. John’s mother, Marilyn Hearn said, “Brittney and her parents were so thoughtful to have a brass band, Louisiana Hors d' Oeuvres, and the special tent for the guys that John requested. I had never seen my son as happy as he was that day.” Time for dinner and dancing arrived, and inside the tent, it was truly magical! Black and white stripes together with some golden glam were used throughout its décor. Under crystal chandeliers, it offered a sweeping view of black clothed tables, adorned with black and white striped runners and napkins, gold chargers and cutlery. The delicate gold chairs and white floral/ feather arrangements in silver vases added a special touch of elegance. A beautiful tuxedo dressed cake from Sugaree took center stage, complete with a golden H for Hearn on its top layer. The personalized menu by Ces & Judy’s

listed delectable edibles like filet mignon with shrimp, Portobello Wellington and stuffed chicken breast. During dinner, Brittney’s dad, Kevin Short, toasted the couple and joked, “John, if you ever need advice on marriage, call me anytime, and I’ll hand the phone right over to Brittney’s mother.” The reception band Galaxy Red got the dancers up and moving after each dinner course. Then the evening got even livelier when John and his father joined in - John on drums, while Steve Hearn played bass guitar to a cheering crowd. Dancing continued to the wee hours. For saving happy memories, a fun photo booth by Studio B allowed guests to select and wear Mardi Gras style masks for their souvenir photos. Brittney said, “I wanted everyone of our guests to feel special.” Brittney summarized, “The feeling John and I had on the day of our wedding was surreal. It truly was one of the best days of our lives. It exceeded all of our expectations and was a day we will never ever forget.” John added, “Our wedding was truly memorable. To be surrounded by dear friends and family so far from home was almost overwhelming. Try as I might, it was nearly impossible to appreciate just how special the day was in the moment. Brittney deserves all of the credit for having the vision to plan such an amazing day. I was merely a tuxedoed accessory.” The couple honeymooned in Ambergris Caye, Belize. UT

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Bride: Danielle Mann Groom: Cullen Hayes Date: March 1, 2014 Ceremony: Saint Francis Xavier College Church – Saint Louis University Reception: Grand Hall on Chouteau (Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 Union Hall) Caterer: Russo's Catering Cake: Wedding Wonderland Florist: Cedar Hill Florist and Gifts Rings: Vinciguerra Jewelry Photographer: Tracy Wallin Photography Wedding Dress By: Maggie Sottero, Karena Royale Gown PHOTOS BY TRACY WALLIN

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wedding E L E GAN T

BY ROBYN WALKER

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We talked with eight wedding experts to find out what’s trending in elegant weddings. Julie Ettinger, CEO and President of Ylang Ylang, notes that brides are selecting vintage diamond rings. We especially like Ylang Ylang’s luxe collection of vintage diamond rings designed by Single Stone. Julie says, “Single Stone diamond bridal rings are designed with vintage diamonds and the settings are vintage-inspired, made from an original style.” Nancy Bischoff, co-owner of Byron Cade, says, “Brides are selecting china patterns from the finest names in china such as Herend, Royal Crown Derby and Anna Weatherly. Brides are selecting fine crystal, especially Waterford Crystal in bigger, bolder crystal patterns with tall stems such as Waterford’s Lismore crystal pattern.” Nancy notes that sterling silver flatware costs about $1,000 for a place setting, so brides are buying silver-plated flatware or stainless steel flatware such as ornate patterns by Couzon and Christofle.” tHILTON ST. LOUIS FRONTENAC AMBASSADEUR BALLROOM WWW.FRONTENACHILTON.COM

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For large weddings receptions, brides are selecting luxury hotel venues such as The Hilton Frontenac St. Louis, which has two spacious ballrooms. The Clayton Ballroom accommodates 150 to 250 guests and the Ambassadeur Ballroom accommodates 250 or more guests. Janet Selby, Catering Sales Manager at The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac, notes that many of the wedding receptions are being decorated with bold, bright colors and up lighting. “Another fun trend is serving midnight snacks at the end of the reception,” says Janet. Helen Murray, co-owner of Lubeley’s Bakery, notes that brides are selecting custom-made wedding cakes that reflect their wedding themes. “For weddings and receptions taking place at a winery, we’re creating wedding cakes decorated with cascading ivy and grape leaves,” says Helen. For destination weddings, the cake can be decorated to reflect the location of the wedding. “We' re creating cupcake towers, small cakes for dessert tables and textured cakes." Many brides are selecting formal wedding invitations at Paper Patch. The wedding invitations can be designed with colors and graphic designs that are consistent with the wedding themes. In addition, brides are selecting large, formal fonts in pretty colors such as sage and watermelon. The linings of the envelopes can be matched with the color of the invitation. Wedding invitations with colored ribbons and bands are also popular. Gourmet cuisine from fine caterers such as Ces & Judy’s is a popular trend for wedding receptions. Natalie Kaczmarczyk,

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Design And Marketing Manager of Ces And Judy’s, says, “The Le Chateau Ballroom accommodates 250 guests. The Round Room, which accommodates 80 guests, is where guests have cocktails before dinner.” Ces & Judy’s can customize wedding receptions with Le Chateau Wedding Packages or Off Premise Wedding Packages. Natalie notes that brides and grooms are requesting served dinners, seasonal cuisine and food and drink pairings. Hollie Hollensbe, Event Coordinator at Balaban’s,a very popular venue for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions, works within the warm and comfortable party rooms at Balaban’s helping brides and grooms to make their wedding events exactly what they desire. “We make every effort to cater to exactly what the customer wants on their special day, every day,” says Hollensbe. A trend in bridal jewelry are designer wedding bands and custom-designed wedding bands from Summit Jewelers. Brides and grooms can select simple gold or platinum wedding bands, gorgeous seven-row pave diamond bands and wedding bands with beautiful colored gemstones. We’re certain that these elegant new trends in weddings will inspire you to plan the wedding of your dreams. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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For the summer season, there is a multitude of must-have bridal gowns designed in chic styles such as strapless bridal gowns, gowns that are designed with full skirts, bateau neckline gowns, sophisticated gowns that are designed with straight silhouettes, fitted and flared gowns and luxurious lace gowns. We especially like the very elaborate bridal gowns that are embellished with ornate beading. For a touch of glamour, brides can select a bridal gown that’s accented with sparkling crystals. If brides prefer a bridal gown that’s designed with dressy details, they can wear a feminine ruffled gown or a romantic gown that’s’ adorned with beautiful bows. We’re certain that the elegant bridal gown that every bride selects for her memorable wedding day will be the perfect gown that she has always envisioned. UT

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uxurious” is the word that best describes the enviable lifestyle that Ladue and Frontenac residents enjoy. Ladue, considered to be the most affluent suburb in Missouri, has a population of approximately 8,000 residents, and began as a rural farming community in the 1800’s. The city of Ladue was named after Ladue Road, which led to the estate of Peter Albert Ladue, a French immigrant who became a wealthy St. Louis attorney, alderman, and investor.

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The city of Frontenac, which has about 3,500 residents, takes its name from Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Pallau, a French courtier and Governor of New France. The scenic surroundings of Ladue and Frontenac offer residents a unique blend of attractive homes, private clubs, stately churches and excellent schools. Ladue and Frontenac cater to residents with fine art galleries, antiques shops, gourmet restaurants, fashion boutiques, fine jewelers, beauty salons, fitness centers, The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac and the Plaza Frontenac Cinema. At one time, the trolley cars came through Ladue, but Ladue is now a forward-thinking community that offers residents many amenities such as first-class police and fire departments, leaf pick up, exclusivity, privacy and security. The Dogwood Festival And Parade, a fun-filled celebration that’s held in May, brings together the entire Ladue community. Also popular with Ladue residents is The Ladue Garden Club, where Ladue gardeners come together to share their gardening knowledge. The homes in Ladue and Frontenac are a charming mix of gracious, older homes and new luxury homes that have all of the bells and whistles such as security systems, in-ground sprinkler systems, gourmet kitchens, wine cellars, swimming pools and pool houses.

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Ladue residents who have memberships at The Saint Louis Country Club enjoy playing golf, tennis, paddle tennis, swimming and watching polo matches, which are held during the summer months. Other private clubs in Ladue include The Racquet Club, The Log Cabin Club, The Bogey Club, Old Warson Country Club and The Deer Creek Club. Ladue is recognized for exceptional private schools such as John Burroughs, Community, MICDS and Chaminade. Ladue Public Schools, which have an outstanding reputation, include Horton Watkins High School, Ladue Middle School, Fifth Grade Center and four elementary schools: Reed, Conway, Spoede and Old Bonhomme. Plaza Frontenac, considered to be St. Louis’ most upscale shopping center, wows shoppers with luxurious stores such as Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Williams Sonoma, Talbots and Ann Taylor. A must-see is Vie, Ladue’s go-to boutique for edgy, elegant designer fashion. The must-visit jeweler for divine designer gems is Ylang Ylang. This summer, Ylang Ylang will relocate from Plaza Frontenac to The Colonial Marketplace, Ladue’s newest luxury shopping destination. Curt Parker Jewelers, Ladue’s premier jeweler for exquisite diamond and platinum rings, specializes in custom-designed jewelry. Clair De Lune Lingerie, Ladue’s new luxury lingerie boutique, offers UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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an extensive collection of beautiful lingerie including European lingerie and bridal lingerie. Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths’ Ladue showroom is a must-see for luxurious designer kitchens and baths. Schnarr’s Hardware is a Ladue favorite for your all of your home and garden needs. Cobblestone Shoe Repair in Ladue Crossing is the go-to place for expert shoe restoration. You’ll find imaginative gifts for the home and needlepoint supplies at Sign Of The Arrow. One of our favorite Ladue boutiques is Giddy Up Jane, the go-to store for westerninspired apparel, jewelry, boots, belt buckles and accessories. Dandelions, Ladue’s unique CURT PARKER JEWELERS children’s and accessories boutique, offers funto-wear clothes for the best-dressed kids. Country French ambiance, attracts those who want the best You’ll love the new summer collection of chic fashion that money can buy. Mary Pillsbury Jewelry will impress you jewelry from Designs By Elise, available at The Woman’s with an amazing array of fine diamonds and designer jewelry. Exchange and Dandelions. You’ll especially like the shopping experience at Bartel’s Frontenac’s Le Chateau Village, which has a charming Estate Gallery, which specializes in fine estate jewelry and 32

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antiques. Trattoria Branica, a culinary favorite for gourmet Italian cuisine, will tempt your taste buds with savory cuisine such as shrimp scampi and veal scallopini. Ces & Judy’s Catering at Le Chateau, which excels in exceptional catered cuisine, is the perfect venue for hosting elegant parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Inviting restaurants are plentiful in Ladue and Frontenac such as Truffles, a favorite restaurant for Ladue locals. For casual dining, try Sportsmen’s, Lester’s and Schneithorst’s Biergarten, which is open in the spring and summer months. For superb beef, a favorite is Fleming’s, located at Plaza Frontenac. For the best meatloaf, try Brick Tops. For southwestern style cuisine, a must-visit is Canyon Café. Brio,

which serves Tuscan cuisine, and Cardwell’s, which serves American cuisine, are also located at Plaza Frontenac. For gourmet carry out, a Ladue favorite place is Gourmet To Go. The Kaffee Haus in Schneithorst’s Village is known for great breakfasts and German specialties. Deer Creek Coffee is another popular breakfast and coffee hangout for Ladue locals. Grassi’s Ristorante & Deli is the perfect rendevous for Frontenac locals. For superb prime rib and seafood, a culinary favorite is Kreis’. The Nest, a stay and play creative café located on German Boulevard in Frontenac, caters to moms and kids with an appetite! We think you’ll agree that Ladue and Frontenac have it all. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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Discovered by Columbus on his second voyage in 1493, this 9.7 square mile island was named after his brother, Bartolomeo. White sandy beaches, tropical fauna, lush vegetation and shallow reefs, perfect for snorkeling, make this one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. Because St. Barts is a volcanic island, mountains and hills cover the island offering panoramic scenic views from hotels and villas. The soil, however , is somewhat dry but in season, the gardens are magnificent. Dotted with restaurants offering rich French and creole cuisine and excellent service, culinary pleasures can be enjoyed in a city’s waterfront eatery, a hillside, a romantic beach villa’s terrace, or sitting in a tropical garden surrounded in palm trees and cawing birds. Rise early enough to enjoy croissants, rolls with jam, or eggs while viewing gorgeous sunrise then experience the spectacular sunsets, sipping a good French wine later that 38

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evening. Make reservations for your favorite establishment for this is a small island with many visitors. A few of the villas and hotels do have kitchenettes and can save you many Euros however you may miss out on some scrumptious traditional delights such as foie gras, duck, pigeon and the extravagant desserts. All American arriving in Saint Barth must have a valid passport which can’t expire for at least 3 months from your entry into St. Barts, and a round-trip ticket or proof of continuation of travel. Your first stop flying will be either St Maarten or San Juan Puerto Rico. The flight from St. Maarten is only 10 minutes and almost an hour from San Juan. Ferries are also available from St. Maarten and take about 45 minutes and leave several times a day. A round trip fare will cost you approximately 50 to 75 Euros. Also for hire are private boats charters and boat taxis. French is indeed spoken here

however most tourist establishments accommodate others by also speaking English. The currency is the Euro however the U. S. dollar is the secondary currency and works at some tourist establishments and many hotels. Time is Eastern Standard and electrical voltage is 220 so you will need a converter. Instead of four seasons, the island of St. Barts only has two. Careme is the “winter” occurring from December 1 to May 30. The warmer season of Hivernage runs from June 1 to November 30. Overall, temperatures are between low 80’s and mid 70’s and the trade winds and blue skies are around for most of the year. The summer months are the best time to go. September and October are the rainiest season and some hotels and restaurants close. Hurricane season for the Caribbean is considered from July to November. The beaches are public but not crowded, topless bathing is allowed


but no nude sunbathing is allowed. The sand is soft and white and the many beaches (over 20) are found in different parts of the island and each has a unique personality. Shell Beach is full of shells so bring shoes but make your way out to the water because the snorkeling is fantastic. Do your homework. Some beaches are good for recreational swimming, some are more jagged and rocky and others are perfect for surfing. A few require walking and have no facilities so always make sure to bring bottles of water. In fact, water is not a natural resource here (no rivers or resources) therefore the island depends on cisterns. Treat the water as a precious commodity and not to be wasted. Hiking is worth the effort! Pass through the tropics

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keeping an eye out for lizards and birds, iguanas, land and sea turtles and hummingbirds, butterflies and marine birds. The two major cities are Gustavia, the aforementioned capital, and Saint Jean. Gustavia has 3100 residents, plenty of stores and historic buildings. and overlooks the city and water. Saint Jean is the second largest shopping area on the island with villas, hotels, and restaurants. When choosing where you would like to go for your once-in-a-life-time trip, whether for a honeymoon, anniversary or for your much needed luxurious escape, think about it. Do you really want to go where everyone else has been? Why not go to romantic, exclusive, exotic St. Barthelemy? UT

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ne of the best investments that you can make to increase the value of your home is to renovate your bath rooms. When you visit the showrooms of kitchen and bath companies, you’ll discover an amazing array of new products for luxurious baths such as marble-tiled soaking tubs that give a spa-like ambiance to your bath room, luxury showers enhanced with marble tiles, luxe marble vanities, fine quality wood cabinets and ultra sleek bath fixtures.

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To help you turn your vision of a truly luxurious bath room into a reality, it’s best if you consult with a certified kitchen and bath designer or an interior designer. Your designer will work with you to determine the style of bath room that you want and will guide you through the entire design process to ensure that your new bath room is exactly what you envisioned and within the parameters of your budget. Before you begin your bath room remodeling project, it’s a good idea to explore all of the design possibilities. Is your vision of the perfect bath room an all-white design? Perhaps your choice is a bold, lively color or a pretty pastel shade for the bath room walls. Do you prefer a combination bath with shower or do you want a walk-in shower? Do

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you want nickel-plated faucets, chrome-plated faucets or brass faucets? Do you prefer a stand alone tub or a built-in tub? Do you want white wood cabinets, painted cabinets or stained wood cabinets? Do you prefer one sink or two sinks in the bathroom? Do you prefer an elegant marble floor or a ceramic tile floor? Do you prefer a contemporary bath that’s ultra sleek and modern or a more traditional and classic style such as a French Provincial bath? Will you want to add architectural interest to your bath with the addition of white columns? How much use will your bath room get? Will the bathroom be used by one person or other family members? Do you need extra cabinet space? What type of bathroom lighting do you prefer? These are important interior design decisions that you and your designer should make together. Your designer will be able to acquaint you with the newest, most-wanted trends in baths and the best brand names for high quality building materials, fixtures and cabinets. When designing a luxurious new bath room, it’s important to determine a realistic budget. Keep in mind that the designer you hire needs to be given budget guidelines. The type of bath room cabinets, fixtures and building materials that you select for your new designer bath room will depend on the budget that you set. Whatever style of bath room that you ultimately choose, we’re certain that you and your designer will be able to create a beautiful bath room that’s truly luxurious, user-friendly and within your budget. UT

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Outdoor furniture, which works wonders for your pool, terrace, patio or deck, is available in so many different designs that you may have a difficult time choosing your favorite style. To help you make the right choice of outdoor furniture, you may want to consider the architectural design of your home. If you live in a cozy cottage, a picturesque Victorian or a New England-style Cape Cod home, you can opt for the classic look of wrought iron outdoor furniture, Adirondackstyle wood furniture or weatherproof resin wicker furniture that adds a charming ambiance. For traditional Colonial homes or English-style manor 42

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homes, we especially like the streamlined style of aluminum furniture. Best of all, aluminum outdoor furniture is lightweight, weatherproof and lasts year after year. Homes with a contemporary, modern or eclectic architectural design look attractive with the addition of wood furniture or woven resin furniture that’s durable and weather-proof. We think that you’ll like the sleek, clean styling of wood furniture and the subtle sophistication of woven furniture. Never underestimate the decorative impact that a colorful outdoor umbrella can have in transforming your outdoor


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living space from ordinary into extraordinary. We think that a colorful outdoor umbrella is the perfect accessory for your home. Imagine how attractive your terrace, deck or pool area will look with a colorful canvas umbrella. We especially like the colorful look of retractable awnings because they provide shade. A retractable awning designed in colorful solid or striped canvas also expands your outdoor living space and protects your furniture from summer showers. Outdoor pavilions are another imaginative way to beautify your outdoor living space. Decorate your outdoor pavilion with outdoor furniture, outdoor pillows, clay pots filled with your favorite summer flowers, a casual indoor-

outdoor sisal rug and a fire pit. An outdoor pavilion creates the effect of having a room in your backyard, but without windows, ceilings, floors or doors. You, your family and friends will love relaxing in an outdoor pavilion during the summer months. An inviting outdoor seating and dining area thoughtfully arranged on your terrace or poolside also offers all sorts of wonderful outdoor entertaining possibilities such as a casual outdoor barbecue, an al fresco dinner or a lively cocktail party. We’re certain that these imaginative ideas for outdoor living will inspire you to create a backyard oasis that you’ll enjoy all summer long. UT

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chaefer is quite the man. He is charming, handsome and intelligent and has a very fun, magnetic personality. Tom is the type of guy who makes you feel comfortable the minute you meet him. On top of all the aforementioned traits (which makes him darned near perfect!), he also has impeccable taste. His home reflects his passions and his profound sense of beauty but most of all, the over powering feeling is the openness. Tom’s delightful personality combined with the open design of his house automatically evokes a relaxed, welcoming, cozy atmosphere.

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Built in 2010, he bought the house in October of 2012 and immediately started redoing the inside, which took all of six months. New light fixtures, new floors, walls painted and cabinets redone, Tom, with the help of interior designer/decorator Kris Keller painstakingly made the new house completely his. The incredible pool area and landscaping outside took another 6 months. The house itself is in a French Manse type style, with ruddy bricks and stone and a bit of Tudor in the mix. The circle drive encases the simple yet perfect front lawn which helps showcase the lovely lines of the house and draws your attention to the massive arched, windowed, walnut door at the center. Once inside, the open floor plan and vaulted ceiling make a beautiful entrance way. To the left is an office, full of shelves leather chairs and desk and to the


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right sits the dining room with a table for eight and a stately 6 door china cabinet which is absolutely magnificent. In this room, you can see the first hint of Tom’s affection for Leonardo De Vinci, as the Mona Lisa print, which fits perfectly in the room, watches over guests at the table. The Great Room showcases an open grand piano which sits in front a multi-paned window and with the drapery framing the piano, and Tom’s guitar standing close by. Picturesque and well lit, the white stone fireplace nearby gives the room a balance of contemporary and comfort. From the Great Room, one enters the open kitchen which has a breakfast nook fitted nicely in a large bay window area. I loved how the large plant is centered in the bay window with a small plant centered on the table and the picture of a plant on the wall close by. The scheme seems so simple and yet so very elegant. In fact, all the rooms in the house are so tastefully done and so artfully “put together”. All the rooms in this house have plenty of light and the dark wood furniture sits brilliantly against the walls. UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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In the Hearth Room and in the hall to Tom’s bedroom are works by Peter Lik, the very famous nature photographer. Tom acquired one with a colorful sunset over water cascading on rocks while he was in Hawaii. Dimmer switches can change the life of the picture. Much of the art in his home is from his world travels bringing him glass from Italy, statues, a Grecian knight, leather and cloth materials from Africa,


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Europe and China and other lands. The kitchen is a gourmet’s dream, complete with TV, pasta faucet, two door black stove and cabinets hiding the appliances. Although the counter came with the original house, Tom had a black counter top bar added which gives extra room, depth and contrasting color. With 6 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 levels, the house has plenty of space to play. The attic is all in white and is almost ready as the grandchildren’s playroom. The fully finished basement has the entrance to the massive pool area. Tom expanded the rooms and this where the parties begin! Complete with a wine cellar, bar area with a full size refrigerator, arcade games, ping pong table and pool table, this floor is a big hit for birthday parties, Super Bowl and in the summer, the pool! A lagoon shaped pool is surrounded by a small rock wall and plants on one side and a flat wide patio on the other with steps leading up to an upper deck which can be entered from the house. Another way from that upper deck to the pool is by taking steps to a concrete walkway leading to a path of giant stone steps that lead to the pool. Fully equipped with a built in TV, bar, cabinets, mosaic tiled wall, and a barbeque pit, the stone hut bar is perfect for that all-inclusive Caribbean resort ambiance. Pool and landscaping with waterfall, stone hut bar, are the work of Tim Pinkston of Distinguished Pools. Knowing that our homes are direct reflections of ourselves, we can certainly say that Tom Schaefer is an eclectic, tasteful, talented man. Graduate of Bishop DuBourg and MSU, this South St. Louis born selfmade man clearly has done well. His family, talents, travels and passions are all mirrored flawlessly in his perfectly elegant home. UT

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The restaurant’s setting is simply enchanting - a hidden gem within Frontenac’s French inspired La Chateau Village. From the moment you step inside, you’re in for a special dining experience. The Italian term Trattoria means casual café, and indeed there is a Tuscan inspired café just outside the main dining room.

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A beautiful mural depicting Tuscany, iron railings and a large skylight give it an open air/ courtyard feeling. It allows diners to enjoy a European experience no matter what the weather. The restaurant's interior offers three more dining areas, each with its own unique art work. Upon entering the more formal Fire Place, Mirror, and French Door Rooms, the ambience becomes a bit more sophisticated. Exquisite chandeliers, murals and white linen tables offer a warm friendly welcome. Then there’s the added attraction of subtle romantic music as talented guitarist Dan Hoerle entertains on Saturday evenings in the intimate bar. It’s so nice to dine by! Trattoria Branica's tempting menus offer regional Italian dishes - "The true taste of Italian Cuisine". Whether at lunch or dinner, diners are always treated to cuisine that covers the entire map of Italy. Luscious dishes made from classic ingredients include plates of seafood in brandy cream, Marsala wine, and lemon zest. Veal chops, fillets, and strip steaks swim in mushroom cognac and demi-glace. To compliment the food selection, there are rich red wines and dry whites from a vino list featuring more than 300 wines by the bottle. The well-stocked wine cellar features selections from all over the world. Lunchtime is a great time to sample favorites in a lighter vein. Start with appetizers like Smoked Trout, Fried Calamari, Tenderloin Carpaccio, Toasted Ravioli, Grilled Shrimp and Fresh Minestrone. Of course there are salads, hearty pizzas, and sandwiches like Grouper, Steak Sandwich, and Chicken Parmigiano. Lunch entrees include Veal in a Light Lemon Sauce, Pork chops, Sicilian Style Tilapia, Grilled Salmon, or Chicken Saltimbocca. Fantastic Pastas include: Lobster Ravioli, Spaghetti Bolognese, Baked Cannelloni, Chicken Tortelloni, Fettucine Genovesi, and Linguini with Clams. After sampling the lunch menu you’ll want to return for dinner. So on a recent evening, my party of four enjoyed some delicious specialties. Our salads were wonderful - Caesar Romaine Salad with made-in- house dressing, Fresh Spinach with Oranges, Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Dried Cranberries in Sherry Vinaigrette, and a Salad of Asparagus with Roasted Bell Peppers. For entrees, my companions had Veal Topped with Gulf Shrimp in a Lemon Butter Sauce, served with Grilled Asparagus. Another guest ordered Filetto Arrosto, an 8oz Center Cut Beef Filet with a Mushroom Demi-Glaze. This writer especially enjoyed Fettucine Golose, composed of Shrimp,

Scallops, Asparagus and Tomatoes in a Cognac Cream Sauce. Everything was perfecto! For dessert, please try the luscious Pena Cotta with fresh raspberry sauce, house made Tiramisu or Bread Pudding! Family Monday Nights have returned. This deal includes a special set price menu including three courses for $19.95, and on Wednesday nights, select bottles of wine are offered at half off prices. Don’t forget Mother’s Day offering special buffet 11am-4pm. It’s easy to see why Trattoria Branica has become one of Frontenac’s most renowned restaurants. It offers excellent service and fantastic dining in a lovely atmosphere. It’s simply the trendy place to see and be seen. It’s perfect for a romantic date, business lunch or dinner. Trattoria Branica offers private rooms for parties, catering, and carry outs. Reservations are recommended. UT

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TRATTORIA BRANICA Located behind Hilton Frontenac in the Le Chateau Village 10411 Clayton Road, Frontenac, MO 314-432-8585

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For 34 years Candicci's has been serving up authentic Italian cuisine, going back to its original restaurant in Clayton. Now in Ballwin Candicci's continues to offer the fine Italian cuisine of St. Louis " Big Hill" and welcome old and new friends alike. Executive Chef Rodney Leadbetter uses organic produce in all his recipes, and includes many varieties of lettuce and vegetables. The sauces are sure to be fresh and savory. Some specialties are Eggplant Parmigiano, Shrimp Gorgonzola, Hand tossed pizza and where pasta is king, no matter which dish selected. Candicci's offers a full catering service, private parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Now open for Sunday breakfast 9am-2pm...Best in the West! 100 Holloway Rd. | Ballwin, MO 636-220-8989 | www.candiccis.net | Open 7 days

IMO'S PIZZA Imo's is celebrating its 50th Year of serving St. Louis its famous thin crust pizza with home made sauce! And you can enjoy the great taste of Imo's Pizza at its location in the Heart of Clayton. Come by and join us in celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Just across the street from City Hall, Imo's is an easy walk from anywhere in Clayton. Imo's has it all - Pizza, Pasta, Salads and Sandwiches, plus fast delivery within Clayton, Richmond Heights, University City, Brentwood and parts of Ladue. Hungry pizza fanatics can select from a variety of Specialty Pizzas; Imo's Deluxe Pizza, Meat Lovers, Veggie, BBQ Chicken or pick your favorite toppings and build your own. Remember Imo's provides catering for any size event. Dine-In • Carry-Out • Delivery • Catering • Convenient On Site Parking 23 N. Bemiston., Clayton | 314.862.4667 • www.claytonimos.com

TIFFANY'S ORIGINAL DINER A 50 year old original diner located in the heart of Maplewood. Serving the best breakfast in town, Eggs, Omelets, French Toast, Slingers (shown here), Biscuits and Gravy and their Famous Homemade Hash Browns. Breakfast is available 24 hours a day. Full lunch menu available , don't leave without trying our pie. THE ANYTIME PLACE. New to Tiffany’s Diner now serving alcohol and beer til 1:30 am. follow us on FacebookTiffany's Original Diner, learn more about our St. Louis specialty "The Slinger"and more. Free Wi Fi and Internet- ATM on site 7402 Manchester Rd. at Sutton | Maplewood, MO 314.644.0929

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GUIDO'S PIZZERIA & TAPAS Located in the heart of "The Hill", Guido's Pizzeria and Tapas offers the best of Mediterranean cuisine. Enjoy Spanish casera (Home Style) Paella and tapas as well as the best Sangria in the Midwest. Our Italian cuisine also offers a variety to choose from, from one of Saint Louis' best pizzas to our delicious pastas. Located on "The Hill" at 5046 Shaw Ave. 314.771.4900 | www.guidosstl.com | Open 7 days

MATHEW’S KITCHEN Mathew’s Kitchen is proud to be a family-owned neighborhood restaurant that puts an upscale twist on traditional comfort foods like the Shrimp & Grits pictured to the left…our Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf served with boursin mashed potatoes…Crispy Fried Walleye or Grandma Unger’s Beef Stroganoff. All dishes are made from scratch daily and given an extra Mathew’s twist to make them truly memorable. Two party rooms are available upstairs for private parties. Gift certificates are available on the website or in-store. Try Mathew’s Kitchen and experience for yourself comfort food at its very best. 5625 Hampton | St. Louis, MO 314.351.1700 | www.mathewskitchenstl.com

MAYA CAFÉ Maya Café has been serving Pan-Latin cuisine that includes Central and South America, Spain, Portugal and the Caribbean for ten years. The hand squeezed "Best in St. Louis" margaritas are just a warm up to the five time Sauce Magazine Readers Choice Award winning food. Enjoy your dining in one of Maya's eclectic dining areas designed by local artist Bill Christman or outside on a retired Michigan fishing trawler. Whether it's a table for one or private party, every occasion is special at the Maya. Music every Friday and Saturday evening and every Wednesday St. Louis' best blues musicians perform at the House Party Jam. Come in and see why this unique eatery is so loved. Viva El Maya. 2726 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, MO 314.781.4774 | www.mayacafestl.com

PROTZEL'S DELI Three generations of the Protzel family have served the finest in traditional Jewish deli for over 59 years. Known for "The Finest Corned Beef - Anywhere", prepared fresh daily from their secret recipe, Protzel's Delicatessen also features fresh roasted turkey, beef and succulent pastrami among many other meats and freshly prepared soups and salads. Additionally, you will find fresh hand cut lox and other smoked fishes along with bagels and Jewish rye bread. Other delicacies include legendary homemade chicken soup with matzo balls, a variety of savory knishes, kreplach, kishke and more. All items are prepared for dine-in or take-out and catering is available. Voted RFT Best Deli. 7608 Wydown Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 314.721.4445 | www.protzelsdeli.com

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VickiBensinger CAPRESE PASTA SALAD In-Home Culinary Classes INGREDIENTS:

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VickiBensinger In-Home Culinary Classes

I love this time of year when the temperature reaches 75F – 80F degrees during the day, and a comfortable 65F - 70F degrees in the evenings. It’s perfect for outdoor grilling and backyard parties. Lighter fare appears to be what most people gravitate towards these days. While I try not to load up on my carbs too often, one dish I’ve found everyone enjoys is my Caprese Pasta Salad. Whether serving it as a side dish at my barbeque or bringing it to a friend’s house, guests always come back for seconds, and thirds. If you’re not familiar with the Italian term “Caprese” [kuh-prey-zey] it means, of or in the style of Capri. It’s a dish oftentimes prepared as a salad with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves, drizzled with olive oil. My version contains these components with the basil portion in the form of pesto. Pesto is a sauce that originates in Genoa in the Liguria region of northern Italy. It traditionally consists of garlic basil, and pine nuts, blended with olive oil, and Parmigiano Reggiano. Of course you can purchase ready-made pesto at the grocery store, but for a fraction of the cost do yourself a favor and make it homemade – it’s so easy, and tastes superior to the store bought brands. If you’re not a fan of noodles try using a Spiralizer (watch video: (http://goo.gl/g7n7Ov) creating vegetable noodles with zucchini, for a no carb version. Would you prefer serving this as a main dish? Add chicken or shrimp for a heartier meal. However you prepare it, this salad is outstanding, and holds up well outdoors!

Pesto • 3 tsp. pine nuts • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed • 1 clove garlic • Pinch of sea salt • ½ cup plus 3 Tbsp. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese • 1 ¼ cups extra-virgin olive oil • 1 (8 oz.) container Ciliegine, fresh mozzarella balls, (cherry sized) halved • 1 container red cherry tomatoes, halved • 1 package bowtie pasta, whole grain, regular, tri-colored, or gluten free

DIRECTIONS: 1. Pesto: In a food processor, place pine nuts, basil, garlic, and sea salt and process to a paste. Add the cheese and drizzle in the olive oil. Continue blending until smooth. 2. Pasta: Prepare pasta as directed on package; drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Place drained noodles into a large bowl or platter. 3. Add tomatoes and mozzarella balls to pasta. Liberally add pesto and mix to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve at room temperature or chill until ready to serve.

CONTACT VICKI AT: 314.799.1633 |VICKI@VICKIBENSINGER.COM | WWW.VICKIBENSINGER.COM

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Joe Mancuso F T H E

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BY SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES

orget the likes of Michael Buble, St. Louis has its own golden voiced crooner right here in Joe Mancuso! Mancuso consistently wows audiences with classic jazz standards from The Great American Songbook. His love for song is quite evident both onstage and off.

Born in 1966, Mancuso literally grew up listening to Sinatra, Elvis, The Beatles and other top artists on records played by his music loving parents. At age 10, Mancuso was given a guitar by his Aunt Josephine "Skipper" Mancuso, a prominent nightclub and USO singer. Mancuso said, “Aunt Skipper was my musical inspiration to study music.” Mancuso is a classically trained vocalist turned jazz singer. He graduated from Webster University in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in music. “I’m a Baritone with some tenor range .I studied classical voice, but really wanted to focus in Jazz. At the time, Webster didn’t offer a jazz voice program... so I learned various arias and classical pieces, and my vocal teacher let me perform one jazz number each semester!” Upon graduation, Mancuso co-founded Audio Arts Recording & Duplication, a small recording studio. In 1996, Mancuso got his first regular gig as a Jazz Singer with the Todd Mosby Group at C.J. Muggs in Clayton. Then his career was temporarily placed on hold. Having sold Audio Arts to The NBG Radio Network of Portland, Oregon, Joe moved to Oregon with his wife Carla and their little daughter Chela. Two years later the homesick family moved back to St. Louis where Joe Jr. was born. In 1999, Mancuso and his brother Vince started WebChurn.com, a high end web design and Internet marketing company. After a 15 year break from performing, Mancuso’s muse began calling to him, and he placed an ad for a pianist. In February of 2011, Mancuso heard from Tim Garcia, a veteran jazz pianist who performed around St. Louis. They met and ran through several jazz tunes. Tim asked him to join him on his gig the next evening. Thus began Mancuso’s "meteoric rise" to the top of the jazz scene in St. Louis. A little over a year later in September 2012, Mancuso was named the best vocalist by the RFT Reader's Choice poll. Over the years, he’s had bookings at over 50 different local and regional venues, and has performed with over 100 local musicians. “I play with many different musicians in many different configurations – duo/trio/quartet/quintet and Big Band. I play monthly with guitarist Dave Black (Riverfront Times best Jazz Musician of 2011) at the Chase and Bar

Louie in St. Charles.” Mancuso performs regularly at the Chase Park Plaza, The Sheldon Concert Hall, Robbie’s House of Jazz, EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery, BB's Jazz Blues and Soups, Bar Louie in St. Charles, Nathalie's on Lindell, plus private events, corporate functions, and weddings. Asked who his favorite vocalists are, SCHEDULE: Mancuso replied, “I really like Kurt Elling, Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Joe Mancuso Performs with Diana Krall, the late Dave Black & Friends Amy Winehouse, Nathalie’s -7:30pm to 10:30pm Gregory Porter and 4356 Lindell Blvd Jamie Cullum. Of Saint Louis, MO 63108 course I love Frank (314) 533-1580 Sinatra, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Sarah Friday, May 23rd, 2014 Vaughan, Betty Carter, The Joe Mancuso Quartet Chet Baker, Miles Nathalie’s -8pm to 11pm Davis, John Coltrane, Monday, June 16th, 2014 and Thelonious Monk.” The Joe Mancuso Mancuso just & Dave Black Duo released his first CD 8pm to 11pm entitled Cut To The BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups Chase. “It’s a snapshot 700 South Broadway of the music My St. Louis, MO 63102 Quartet performed (314) 436-5222 during the summer of Thursday, June 19th, 2014 2013 as we played at Joe Mancuso Performs with the Chase Park Plaza.” Dave Black & Friends Mancuso has started Nathalie’s -7:30pm to 10:30pm a new record Label -Mancuso Records and Friday, June 27th, 2014 will recording three The Joe Mancuso Quartet more records this year. Nathalie’s-8pm to 11pm Cut To The Chase is available online at iTunes.com and Website and Contact Info: Amazon.com as a MancusoJazz.com Digital Download (636) 675-4600 or CDs at Performances. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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Following a few years of setbacks and delays, the highly anticipated Ballpark Village has opened! St. Louis’s popular new dining and entertainment complex adjacent to Busch Stadium houses a variety of unique restaurants, bars, and venues. From casual fare to fine dining, Ballpark Village offers something for everyone. For a new take on watching baseball, make plans to root, root, root for the home team from the rooftop deck at The Budweiser Brew House, or the AT&T Rooftop at Cardinals Nation. The AT&T Rooftop features all-inclusive food and beverage and a complimentary admission pass to the Cardinals museum. Rooftop tickets are available for purchase through the Cardinal’s official website. Both The Budweiser Brewhouse and Cardinals Nation feature large dining and bar areas, complete with multiple televisions so you won’t have to miss a moment of the action. The interior décor at The Budweiser Brewhouse is inspired by the rich tradition and history of one of St. Louis’s most famous landmarks, the World-renowned Anheuser Busch and Budweiser brewery. Beer enthusiasts can also sample from Brewhouse’s 239 beer taps and a 21-foot tap wall. Beer ambassadors can help provide tasting tips and offer suggestions for food pairings. Fox Sports Midwest Live features a year-round dining and entertainment experience unlike any other. With a retractable glass roof, guests can watch live performances on the stage and sporting events on a 40-foot LED screen throughout the year. 54

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Complete with restaurant that seats 200 people, a VIP lounge, and 20,000 square feet of entertainment market space, Fox Sports Midwest Live is at the center of Ballpark Village. For those who prefer to continue the fiesta long after the 9th inning, Tengo Sed and Tango Hambre, both located within Fox Sports Midwest Live, are the places to go for South of the Border inspired flavors and margaritas. If you’re looking to go country, PBR and the Barn (PBR’s live entertainment space), will bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Put on your boots and hit the dance floor, or attempt to take a ride on the mechanical bull. For those who love to hear their favorite party anthems and dance hits performed live, Howl at the Moon is likely to become your new favorite spot. Featuring performances on dueling pianos as well as live bands regularly. You’ll want to arrange for a ride home or designate a driver, because this bar is becoming well known for its 86-ounce drink buckets. Want to catch up with friends over sushi in a trendy atmosphere? The Drunken Fish’s newest location at Ballpark Village is ideal for a trendy bite and cocktail before a night on the town. Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices yet? Hopefully not, because your sweet tooth won’t be satisfied without a visit to Ted Drewe’s newest location in Ballpark Village. Day or night, country or rock n’ roll, winter, spring, summer or fall; Ballpark Village has it all. UT


may/june2014 CAL ENDAR OF EV EN T S H I GH LI GH T S

HOLIDAYS: CINCO DE MAYO - May 5 | MOTHER'S DAY - May 11 | MEMORIAL DAY - May 26 FLAG DAY - June 14 | FATHER'S DAY - June 15

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PARTIES IN THE PARK IN DOWNTOWN CLAYTON 30th season kicks off May 14, continues through Sept. 10 on the streets of Downtown Clayton, on Central between Forsyth and Maryland. Events are held on the second Wednesday of each month, May – September, from 5 – 8:30 p.m.

2014 ST. LOUIS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Rotary Park, 2577 West Meyer Road, Wentzville, MO 63386 Weekends and Memorial Day May 17th - June 8th 10 am - 6 pm rain or shine 800-373-0357 www.stlrenfest.com ST. LOUIS BLUESWEEK FESTIVAL May 24-25, 2014 11 am - 10:30 pm Chesterfield Amphitheater www.bluesweek.com TASTE OF MAPLEWOOD 2014 Saturday, May 17 12:00 to 9:00 Sutton Blvd Maplewood, MO Come taste the many restaurants that Maplewood has to offer, have a beer, and listen to music. Whether you're looking for a night out with friends, or something to do with your family head to the Taste of Maplewood located on Sutton Blvd, between Manchester and Flora Ave. (314) 781-8588 www.maplewood-chamber.com

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CLAYTON FARMERS MARKET 2014 Saturdays 8:30 to 12:30 pm, May 3 - Nov. 2 at 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (West parking lot of Straub's Market). Supports local farmers, spotlights organic items and unique seasonal specialties. www.claytonfarmersmarket.com CIRCUS FLORA’S ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER Saturday, May 31, 6:30 p.m under the big top adjacent to Powell Hall Three-course dinner and one-night-only circus performance. Guests will be transported back to ancient Persia, the land where chess began, for an evening filled with the rich sights, sounds and mystique of a faraway land. Contact Development Director, Susan Mintz, at 314-289-4043 for more information CIRCUS FLORA: 28TH BIG TOP PRODUCTION This year pairing with another local anchor, The World Chess Hall of Fame, to present “The Pawn” May 29 through June 22. In this year’s grand adventure, enter the iconic big top and experience the game of chess come alive. Drawing from the history of the game, this mythic tale is steeped in the rich sights, sounds and mystique of ancient Persia and India. Call 314-289-4040 or visit www.circusflora.org for tickets and more information.

SPORTS

CARDINALS HOME GAMES May 12 - 15 vs. Cubs May 16 - 18 vs. Braves May 20 - 22 vs. D-backs May 26 - 28 vs. Yankees May 29 - June 1 vs. Giants June 2 -3 vs. Royals June 13 - 15 vs. Nationals June 16 -18 vs. Mets June 19 - 22 vs. Phillies

THEATRE/MUSIC/ART THE FABULOUS FOX May 13 - 18: Wizard of Oz June 14: A Prairie Home Companion June 19: Eddie Izzard THE MUNY June 16 - 22: Billy Elliot The Musical June 25 - July 2: Tarzan PEABODY OPERA HOUSE May 6: Daryl Hall and John Oates May 16: Ron White SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM Mar. 16 - July 6: Impressionist France Feb. 8 - Sept.1: Flowers of the Four Feb. 26 - Aug. 10: Seasons in Chinese and Japanese Art SAINT LOUIS SYMPHONY May 1 - 4: Carmina Burana May 9 - 11: Tchaikovsky 5 May 17: Stayin' Alive: A Tribute to the Bee Gees May 30: The Gospel According to Swing May 31: Indigo Girls June 1: Youth Orchestra Concert #3 June 7: Classical Favorites June 13: Music of The Who June 14: Music of the Rolling Stones June 20: The 5 Browns SCOTTRADE CENTER June 4: Cher SHELDON CONCERT HALL May 13: Chamber Music Society of St. Louis May 20: Sophie Carpenter June 12 -13: Tommy Emmanuel VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER May 16: Rascal Flatts May 30: Brad Paisley June 12 - 13: Luke Bryan June 28: Tim McGraw

WEBSITES FOR MORE EVENT INFO: www.ticketmaster.com www.metrotix.com www.stltoday.com/entertainment www.ImThere.com www.explorestlouis.com www.pageant.com www.thecwe.org

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