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FALL 2013 DESIGNER FASHION TRENDS JUMP FEET FIRST INTO FALL 6 MUST-HAVES FOR MEN ELEGANT ESTATE JEWELS

FITNESS & BEAUTY 18 BEAUTY ADVICE FROM AN EXPERT 22 PROS OF CONSUMING ADEQUATE PROTEIN

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24 Debbie Neuman, (left) Arlene Kramer, (center) and Connie Henson (right) have been keeping the women of St. Louis in style. Veterans of over 18 years, each of these women participate in the buying as well as the selling, keeping them on the cutting edge of fashion. On the cover, the girls can be seen wearing two of Décor's exclusive designers. Kurtulan , worn by Arlene is a postmodern style blending of the old with the

new, featuring 24kt yellow gold and silver. Sophia, modeled by Connie Henson, is designed for the trend savvy woman, consisting of diamonds and colored stones. Diamonds have always been our forte. When it comes to diamond jewelry we have built our reputation on the extraordinary. Debbie Neuman models a one of a kind diamond curb link bracelet 8.87ct. set in 18kt. white gold and a glamorous 6.20ct. diamond crossover ring. As always, we carry one of the largest selections of loose diamonds in the Midwest, including G.I.A and E.G.L certified stones. DÉCOR | 13476 Olive Street Road | Chesterfield, MO 63017 314.434.4022 | www.decor-jewelry.com

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ow that we’ve said farewell to the summer season, it’s time to think about fall’s brilliantly colored autumn leaves, Rams football games, wood-burning fires, hot chocolate, crisp, cool days and nights—and upcoming holiday celebrations. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to Uptown Magazine’s fabulous Fall 2013 issue. “Fall 2013 Designer Fashion Trends” brings you the best new looks in fall designer fashion from Milly New York, Tibi and Shoshanna. We’ll also give you a glimpse of the fall season’s chic new designer boots. If fine jewelry is your passion, we’ve selected our favorite estate jewels in our mustread article, “Elegant Estate Jewelry”. In this issue, we’ve selected six fashion must-haves for style-conscious men __ from luxe silk ties to luxury sport watches. Must-see articles in our fall issue are The Art Fair Schedule Of Events, decorating with fine art and rare antiques, a profile of singer-songwriter Erin Bode, cooking with Vicki Bensinger, The Wheelhouse Restaurant in Clayton, designer window treatments, the benefits of protein in your diet, professional beauty advice and our Fall 2013 Calendar Of Events. Our travel article explores the tropical Caribbean islands of Turks and Caicos. Uptown’s special section, “The Best Of Clayton”, profiles Clayton, one of St. Louis county’s most vibrant cities. Find out why Clayton, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, is among the best places to live, work, shop, and dine. I hope that you and your family will enjoy reading every colorful and informative article in our fabulous Fall 2013 issue. There’s something for everyone. Susan Ashton

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hat are the most-talked about designer fashion trends for Fall 2013? On trend for Fall 2013 is anything and everything designed in luxe black leather such as Tibi’s chic black leather top and black leather pants. Trending now for fall are sophisticated black dresses designed in luxurious fabrics like black silk and black lace. Seen on the Fall 2013designer runways are versatile mix-and-match skirts and tops, predominantly in bold black and easy-to-wear neutrals. Fall 2013 fashion

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accessories are essential for the welldressed woman, especially a pair of sleek black party pumps. One of the best new designer looks in luxe lace is Shoshanna’s strapless black lace party dress. Add black silk party pumps and a black metallic clutch and you’re ready for any special occasion. Also trending now is the little black party dress such as Milly New York’s sophisticated black organza sleeveless dress embellished with floral appliqués and rhinestones. Ensemble clothes that you can mix and match are on trend for fall such as Shoshanna’s feminine black lace top paired with a coordinating taupe short skirt. Tibi’s sexy black party sandals are an elegant evening look that’s sophisticated and flattering. These strappy sandals are perfect for cocktail parties and glittering galas. A fashion essential for fall is a clutch handbag such as Milly New York’s black metallic leather clutch, perfect for day or night. We think that you’ll look amazing when you’re wearing these fabulous fashion must-haves from the Fall 2013 designer fashion collections. UT t SHOSHANNA BLACK LACE TOP AND SHORT TAUPE SKIRT WWW.SHOSHANNA. COM

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tBOOTIE-LICIOUS Last fall's ever popular booties are back in an array of hues and styles. Some of this fall's hottest styles feature the ubiquitous pointed toe. Others get an edgy upgrade with stud embellishments and touches of animal prints and patterns. Shown clockwise from the top are the Sam Edelman suede 'Kit' bootie in burgundy, the Enzo 'Presley' bootie in black leather, theVia Spiga 'Bleu' bootie in black suede, the Dolce Vita 'Harlan' bootie in black with a snakeskin embossed heel, the Halogen 'Katrina' bootie in gray suede with stud detail on the heel, and the LK Bennet 'Doris' bootie pump in bordeaux suede. All shoes are featured at select Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com. IMAGE COURTESY OF NORDSTROM PRESSROOM.

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tCENTER COURT CHIC Function collides with fashion and the glammed-up high-top sneaker, a must have for fall, is the result of this successful merger. Be a champion on the fast track to fashion with high-tops like Tory Burch's 'Benjamin' in bright navy, and 'Noah' in zig-zag knit/cinnamon. Available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.

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uTHOUGH THE WEATHER OUTSIDE MAY BE FRIGHTFUL, YOUR FEET WILL LOOK AND FEEL DELIGHTFUL It may be getting cold, but your feet will stay warm and dry in any weather in on-trend boots from Patagonia. The Tin Shed Rider boot withstands the elements with a rugged Vibram sole, and boasts fashion forward double buckles. The Maha slouch boot keeps you looking stylish come rain, snow, sleet, or sun, in luxurious waterproof suede. For additional warmth and durability, the Wintertide boot is lightly insulated and lined with fleece, and features a rugged sole. All styles are available at Patagonia.com. IMAGES COURTESY OF PATAGONIA. UT

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he new fashion trend in menswear for Fall 2013 is clothing that’s designed to be casual and comfortable. Mens’ clothing this season is impeccably tailored, but the clothes have a more relaxed, informal attitude. Black, blue and purple are important colors for fall menswear. Selfassured men who value quality and style will appreciate these exceptional fashion must-haves for men. We’re certain that any man will look and feel his very best when he’s wearing these attractive designer clothes and accessories for Fall 2013. 1. TUBBATAHA WATCH A men's fashion essential for fall is the Oris Tubbataha Limited Edition Watch from Novak Jewelers www. novakjewelers.com 2. MEN’S NAVY BLAZERS Vineyard Vines’ men’s two-button navy blazer is a must-have for fall. This versatile blazer looks great when paired with grey flannel pants or khakis. Add a silk tie and a cotton dress shirt and your fall fashion look is complete www.vineyardvines.com 12

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3. MEN’S FLEECE JACKETS When cool weather arrives this fall season, you’ll need a warm fleece jacket to take the chill out of the air. Our favorite fleece jacket is this casual, comfortable black fleece zip jacket from Vineyard Vines www.vineyardvines.com 4 CHECKED SHIRTS & SILK TIES Calibrate’s purple and white checked cotton shirt is the perfect attire to wear with a classic navy blazer and gray flannel pants. Complete your fall fashion look with a Calibrate purple silk tie. Available at Nordstrom www.nordstrom.com IMAGE COURTESY OF NORDSTROM, INC.

5. MEN’S DESIGNER LOAFERS A must-have fashion accessory for men who value good design and fine quality is Salvatore Ferragamo’s “Simply” bit loafer in nero black.. Available at Nordstrom www.nordstrom.com IMAGE COURTESY OF NORDSTROM, INC.

6. SILK BOW TIES The new men’s fashion trend is a colorful patterned bow tie to wear with a suit or blazer. We especially like this unique silk bow tie designed with a horse bit pattern from Vineyard Vines. This coral and white patterned bowtie looks great with a white dress shirt and a navy blazer. www.vineyardvines.com UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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intage estate jewelry and antique estate jewelry, particularly diamond and platinum estate jewelry, has become one of the most sought-after types of fine jewelry and one of the most valuable types of jewelry. If you’re wondering where you can purchase estate jewelry, there are numerous sources.

NOUVEAU 1910 ENAMEL AND 18 KARAT YELLOW GOLD DRAGONFLY BROOCH FROM NOVAK JEWELERS.

You’ll find estate jewelry collections at many fine St. Louis jewelers such as Curt Parker Jewelers, Novak Jewelers, Décor Jewelry, Albarre Jewelers and Timekeepers. Another good resource for purchasing fine estate jewelry is at auctions such as Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers in St. Louis and Christie’s and Sotheby’s in New York. Curt Parker, owner of Curt Parker Jewelers, explains the mystique of estate jewelry. Parker says, “Estate jewelry is any previously-owned jewelry offered for sale again. That includes jewelry purchased from someone’s estate. Antique jewelry is also considered to be estate jewelry. However, all estate jewelry is not OVAL TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND RING SET IN WHITE GOLD AND necessarily antique jewelry. The major appeal of estate jewels is their YELLOW GOLD FROM DÉCOR JEWELRY uniqueness. Sometimes a piece of estate jewelry speaks to the buyer of an earlier, happier time or for a special loved one. Demand and rarity both affect the price of jewelry. In estate jewelry, the demand can increase or decrease the price of a piece of estate jewelry.” Valuable estate jewelry collections belonging to the rich and famous are usually sold at auction. These coveted estate jewelry collections can generate sales in the millions of dollars. For instance, the important fine jewelry collection that was once owned by fashion icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was auctioned at Sotheby‘s in 2005. Jacqueline Onassis’s remarkable estate jewelry collection is considered to be one of the most important estate jewelry collections in recent years. Jacqueline Onassis’s estate jewelry sale, 14

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HANDMADE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE SET IN 18 KARAT WHITE GOLD FROM ALBARRE JEWELERS.

including other personal possessions owned by AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND Onassis, generated more than $34,000,000. AND PLATINUM RING FROM THE ESTATE COLLECTION AT The Duchess Of Windsor had a remarkable jewelry collection. TIMEKEEPERS. In fact, The Duchess Of Windsor had amassed over 200 pieces of precious jewelry during her lifetime as the wife of The Duke Of Windsor. This incredible jewelry collection brought an amazing sale price at a Sotheby’s auction of more than $53,000,000. The Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Collection, owned by legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor, was auctioned several years ago at Christie’s. Elizabeth Taylor’s extraordinary jewels sold for more than $115,000,000. We’ve selected estate jewelry from St. Louis jewelers to give you a glimpse of these rare one-of-a-kind jewels. An exceptional piece of estate jewelry is Novak Jewelers’ enchanting Nouveau 1910 enamel and 18 karat yellow gold dragonfly brooch, embellished with diamonds. This beautiful brooch would be dramatic when worn with a black lace dress. Décor Jewelry will impress you with an awe-inspiring oval turquoise and diamond ring set in yellow gold and white gold. We especially like the intense blue hue of this majestic ring. You'll love this handmade sapphire and diamond necklace set in 18 karat white gold from Albarre Jewelers. Another example of fine workmanship and exceptional quality in estate jewelry is Timekeepers’ diamond and platinum ring, a magnificent estate piece that is destined to become one of FANTASY CUT OVAL SHAPED your most prized possessions. This romantic ring is a timeless AMETHYST AND TSAVORITE RING SET IN YELLOW GOLD treasure that would be a stunning engagement ring. FROM CURT PARKER JEWELERS. A truly unique piece of must-have estate jewelry is this fantasy cut oval-shaped pale amethyst and tsavorite ring set in l4 karat yellow gold from Curt Parker Jewelers. When you wear this lovely lavender-hued ring, you’ll set yourself apart from the crowd. You’ll be captivated by these 14 karat white gold ear studs with trilliant cut WHITE GOLD EAR STUDS WITH TRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS AND diamonds and 14 karate yellow gold earring EARRING JACKETS FROM CURT jackets. These statement earrings are perfect PARKER JEWELERS. for adding a touch of glamour to your evening attire. We hope that we’ve inspired you with these truly unique pieces of fine estate jewelry that are timeless and precious. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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r. C.B. Boswell is a partner in St. Louis BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Boswell is listed in St. Louis Magazine’s 2013 “St. Louis Best Doctors" selection. He is a National Trainer for Botox and Juvederm and was awarded Allergan’s Expert Injector. Dr. Boswell was named to the Botox Cosmetic National Educational Faculty. He is the previous president of the St. Louis Area Plastic Surgery Society and the previous president of the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. UPTOWN recently asked Dr. Boswell about various procedures for enhancing the beauty of face, neck and décolleté.

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Q What can improve the appearance of eyes? A When the eye opening becomes smaller it gives the appearance of being more tired or angry. This can be due to excess skin of the upper eyelids or it can be due to ptosis (drooping) of the eyebrow. A blepharoplasty, also known as an “eyelid lift” will remove the extra skin of the upper eyelids and give a more refreshed and alert appearance. A browlift will elevate the eyebrow and this will help open up the eyes and relieve that tired look. Q What is Latisse and how does it affect lash growth. A Latisse is the first and only FDA approved ophthalmic prescription used to grow eyelashes and eyebrows, making them longer, thicker, and darker. It works by keeping the hair follicles in the growth phase for a longer period of time. The solution is applied to the base of eyelashes or eyebrows on a daily basis. Most people see improvement within 2 months, but it takes 4 months to see your maximal improvement.

texture. Also the deeper or more intense the treatment, the longer a patient’s recovery will be. Microdermabrasion uses a pressurized stream of fine crystals to loosen the skin’s top layer of dead skin cells. It immediately makes the skin feel smoother and look healthier. It is especially effective for unclogging pores and smoothing out rough textures. It may have some effect on shrinking the pore’s size. This treatment takes less than an hour and produces immediate results and doesn’t have any significant down time. Chemical micro-peels usually contain prescriptionstrength natural alpha-hydroxy-acids which exfoliate the skin. These peels tend to be more effective on patients with oily skin types by removing the debris that clogs pores and by helping to exfoliate the epidermis. These don’t have any

Q Can facials alone improve complexion? A Facials improve skin texture allowing smoother application of makeup and improved penetration of skin care products. Facial usually are not deep enough to improve fine lines or hyperpigmentation (dark spots). Q What are the different advantages between skin resurfacing procedures – dermabrasion, chemical peels and lasers? A All resurfacing procedures are similar in that they remove the outer layers of the skin, bringing fresh skin cells to the surface, minimizing wrinkles and giving skin a more youthful appearance. Dermabrasion uses mechanical abrasion to remove the outer skin cells, chemical peels use an acid to “melt away” the outer skin cells, and the laser uses heat energy to “vaporize” the skin cells. The deeper the treatment penetrates, the greater the results in terms of wrinkle reduction, evening of skin tone and improvement of UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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significant downtime for recovery and improved skin texture is evident immediately. Medium depth peels, such as, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA peels) are deeper peels that penetrate down into the dermis. These peels can help with fine to moderate lines, decrease hyperpigmentation and improve texture. These peels do have downtime associated with them and patients need place an ointment like aquaphor on their face for 3-4 days after the treatment. The deeper the peel, the greater the result, but the longer the downtime a patient will have. A MicroLaserPeel uses an erbium or carbon dioxide laser that penetrates deeper into the dermal layers of the skin and is similar to the deeper chemical peels in that the deeper the laser peel, the greater the results. It is effective for treating fine to moderate wrinkles, scars, and age spots, and texture. Clear + Brilliant is a fractionated laser treatment, meaning that it affects about 10% of the total surface area that is treated. This means there is less downtime (patients usually look like they have a sunburn for 6 hours and can go to work the next day), but they need 4-6 treatments to see the optimal results. It is clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin by smoothing texture, reducing pore size and improving hyperpigmentation (even skin tone). Q What is the difference between Botox and Juvederm, and what areas do they affect? A Botox relaxes muscles and reduces facial lines in the forehead and around the eyes. When these muscles stay relaxed, crow's feet (or smile lines), vertical lines between the eye brows (frown lines), and forehead lines smooth out. Improvement occurs in about a week, and full effectiveness takes two weeks. It lasts for approximately four months. Juvederm is a tissue filler for deeper lines. Areas of the face that benefit from filler injections include lip augmentation, cheeks, the fold between the nose and corners of the mouth, marionette lines from the corners of the mouth, frown 20

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lines, and some recessed acne scars. The process takes 15 to 30 minutes. Results are immediate and last up to a year. Patients will have some bruising that requires coverage 10-20% of the time, so we like to schedule fillers when you don’t have an important event coming up in the next couple of days. Q How does Botox help with excessive perspiration? A Botox is effective in treating hyperhidrosis, or excessive perspiration. Sweating of the forehead, armpits, palms of hands, or soles of feet is a common problem. Botox injections stop the sweating. The armpits are the most commonly treated area. Depending on units used in treatment, Botox reduces perspiration for approximately six months to 1 ½ years.


will have some bruising that can last up to a week. Significant bruising is difficult to cover with makeup, so I always advise patients to plan procedures around social activities. Q What procedures can be done to improve appearance of neck and décolleté? A For younger people with excess fat below the chin and good skin elasticity, liposuction may be sufficient for improvement. Older patients may have loose neck skin and a neck lift is the best way to remove the loose skin and recreate the angle under the chin. Botox can be used to decrease the “platysmal bands” which are the vertical bands underneath neck that can be confused with loose skin. Hyperpigmentation, or age spots, can be improved with “medical grade” skin care or light based therapies like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL or BBL) or the Clear and Brilliant Laser. By “medical grade” skin care, I mean using ingredients that require a prescription, such as, Retin-A, hydroquinone, a topical 10-20% Vitamin C serum, and an alpha-hydroxyacid of at least 8-12% strength.

Q Are these procedures safe? A Every procedure carries risks – safety depends on skill of the doctor. Side effects of Botox are redness and swelling for about 30 minutes, occasional headache or GI upset, and drooping of the eyelids in about 1% of patients. The most common side effects of fillers are bruising and swelling. Other possible risks of fillers include over-correction of an area, too superficial correction of an area which creates lines and bumps, and vascular compromise. Q What are chances of bruising after treatments? A With Botox the bruising is fairly minimal and easy to cover up with makeup. If someone has bruising, it is usually at the lateral corner of the eye from injecting the crow’s feet. With fillers, the greater the amount of product injected, the greater the risk for bruising. Probably 10-20% of patients

Q When would you recommend Face Lift, Eye Lift, Rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or Chin Implant? A Of course, that depends on each patient. There are three groups of patients. Those patients who opt for a nonsurgical approach utilizing skin care, injectables, and lasers/ chemical peels. Then there are those patients who want a surgical approach that requires no ongoing maintenance. Maximum improvement comes from a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments. UT BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center 969 N. Mason Rd. Suite 170 St. Louis, Mo. 63141 314.628.8200 | www.bodyaesthetic.com

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f you are experiencing hair loss, lackluster skin, and an overall lack of energy, you may want to up your intake of protein. According to the USDA, proteins are the building blocks for bones, muscle, cartilage, skin, and blood, as well as enzymes, hormones, and vitamins.


Proteins are comprised of amino acids. Through digestion, our body breaks protein down into its individual amino acids. There are 22 different amino acids. Some of these are considered to be the essential amino acids. The 'essential amino acids' can be derived only from food sources. The other amino acids are produced naturally in our bodies. Once the protein we consume is broken down, its various amino acids pass into our blood stream where our cells can select the most beneficial amino acids to fulfill a variety of functions. So how does consuming protein rich food contribute to helping you look and feel better? First of all, protein helps the body regenerate new and healthy cells. Several indicators of a protein deficiency can be observed in the hair, eyes, nails, skin and muscle, because these cells are made primarily of protein. Are you experiencing hair loss? You may want to add more protein into your diet. Keratin, the protein structure that makes up 97% of your hair, is made up of two sulfur amino acids, L-cysteine and L-methionine. These sulfur amino acids are widely available in over the counter dietary supplements. Egg

yolks are also an excellent source of these two amino acids. Adding more of these amino acids into your diet can help thicken hair and prevent hair loss. Getting adequate protein can also help your skin look more radiant. Dead skin cells are replaced with new skin cells. Because these cells are made of protein, the body is able to regenerate healthier skin cells when adequate protein is available, contributing to healthy, more youthful looking skin. Your nails also benefit from adequate protein intake, as nails are made up primarily of protein. Brittle, splitting nails may indicate a protein deficiency. According to the Institute of Medicine, everyone needs a minimum amount of protein each day. The Institute of Medicine recommends 0.8 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of body weight. Another guideline is to make sure at least 15% of your daily calories come from protein. Each gram of protein contains four calories. This is the same for a gram of carbohydrate, however protein digests more slowly than carbohydrate, which can lead to feeling satiated for a longer period of time, and because protein minimally effects blood sugar, it helps to energize the body, and minimizes the feelings of an energy crash. This can come in handy for those who are trying to reduce their body weight, or those wanting to maintain higher levels of energy throughout the day. The USDA provides a list of common and widely available sources of protein, even for people with dietary restrictions and those who are on special diets. For a complete list of these protein rich food sources, visit www. choosemyplate.gov. Looking to treat lackluster looking skin, thinning hair, low levels of energy, and excess body weight? You may not need to look any further than your local grocery store or supplement shop. UT Sources of information include the USDA's website, www.usda.gov, the Institute of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School's Health Letter.

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Clayton: 100 YEARS OF INCORPORATION

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he City of Clayton is in the middle of celebrating 100 years of incorporation. The people who pushed for incorporation back in 1913 could not have foreseen that their rural outpost of small frame buildings and plank sidewalks would later become a metropolitan hub with stately neighborhoods and award-winning parks.

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Since its beginning as the seat of St. Louis County Government, Clayton has experienced a long, steady and prosperous growth. Over time, it has become a vibrant center of business activity and a recognized civic leader in the St. Louis region. While preparing for the centennial, planners realized that the celebration needed a civic purpose that would provide an opportunity for the community to coalesce around the magical and essential components of Clayton: stately neighborhoods, award winning educational institutions, world-class businesses, and outstanding parks and public art. They understood they had a responsibility to create a milestone year that would recognize the city’s rich history, and at the same time, live up to its premier status as a regional leader. Leading up to the centennial year, the planners worked with author Mary Leonard to compile a book about the city’s history. Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story tells how Clayton progressed from a rural outpost to a metropolitan hub. The book recognizes Clayton’s historic neighborhoods as a vital component of the community, while moving forward with twenty-first century priorities. Examples of this dual commitment include: • Wydown Boulevard, once a major streetcar route to dignified neighborhoods, evolved into a key path for motorists who share the road with walkers, joggers, and bikers. • The Heritage Building at 10 South Brentwood was recently transformed to house the Clayton Police Department and Municipal Courts. While featuring the original terrazzo floor, walnut paneling and brass fixtures, the building now exemplifies Clayton’s leadership in environmental and energy standards. • The Historic Hanley House, built by Martin Franklin Hanley in 1855, is the oldest structure in the City of Clayton and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was restored and is now a historic house museum filled with original family furnishings, artifacts, and letters that represent an honest portrayal of 19th century Missouri life. The city received proclamations recognizing the centennial from a number of political dignitaries including: Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Lacy Clay, Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri Municipal League president Dan Ross, St. Louis County Municipal League president Thomas Schneider and Richmond Heights Mayor James Beck. The National Register of Historic Places also sent an acknowledgement. Commemoration of Clayton’s centennial has included a year-long calendar of exciting events. Early this year, Clayton school students were asked, “What Will Clayton Look Like in 100 Years?” Through essay, art or video, students of all grade levels were recognized for their imaginative visions of the future Clayton. A speaker series sponsored by the Clayton Century OPPOSITE PAGE: HERITAGE BUILDING Foundation (CCF) featured presentations about aspects THIS PAGE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: of Clayton’s history. They included: A Sense of Time and COVER OF BOOK, CLAYTON, MISSOURI: AN URBAN STORY WYDOWN BLVD Place: the importance of neighborhoods and building HANLEY HOUSE community; The 1904 World’s Fair, Clayton and UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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Washington University; the History of Wilson Schooland Neighborhoods along Wydown Boulevard; and How Wydown Became a Great Street and the History of the St. Louis Country Club. In August, the city added to its world-class public art collection with the dedication of the 19 foot stainless steel and bronze sculpture by the nationally-recognized artist James Surls. Molecular Bloom with Single Flower was commissioned as a permanent installation for Century Garden in Clayton’s Shaw Park. Starting in October, the public is invited to a variety of events including: • The Centennial Festival on October 5 • The last of the 2013 CCF Speaker

Series on November 6 • The Party of the Century on November 29 • All That Glitters festivities on December 6 For details about all the centennial happenings, go to www.clayton2013.com. UT

PARTY OF THE CENTURY On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, Clayton’s residents and business partners will join together at the RITZ-CARLTON to help celebrate everything that makes Clayton great. TEN REASONS TO GET YOUR Party of the Century TICKET NOW: 1. A centennial celebration only happens once every hundred years! 2. We will applaud what makes Clayton a special community – and that’s YOU. 3.You have to admit, $100 at the Ritz for food, drinks & entertainment is a good deal. 4. You’ve chosen Clayton as the place to raise your family and want to be part of Clayton’s future. 5. You’ve lived in Clayton forever and will visit with friends & alums you haven’t seen in ages. 6.You love working in Clayton and have been meaning to get more involved. 7. You will have a great reason to put together a creative “Clayton Casual” outfit. 8. You won’t have to eat anything resembling turkey tetrazzini. 9. If you buy your ticket now, you won’t remember you paid for it by November; it will feel like a free night out…. 10. We aren’t kidding, this will be the "Party of the Century" and you won’t want to miss it! FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: JAMES SURLS’ SCULPTURE MOLECULAR BLOOM WITH SINGLE FLOWER WALKING JACKMAN BY ERNEST TROVA CLAYTON SKYLINE FROM SHAW PARK

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Don’t forget to get your tickets now! To purchase tickets online, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/428904


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CLAYTON’S centennial

On the occasion of Clayton’s hundredth anniversary, we invite residents, businesses and institutions to join neighbors in the celebration and in the final series of centennial events.

Centennial Festival Saturday, October 5 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shaw Park Join us in celebrating our City’s centennial. This free family event will include live music, tours of all of the wonderful new projects in the park, a car show, fun activities for kids including face painting, crafts, inflatables and the Bubble Bus. We will kick-off the day with a bike parade in Shaw Park; Mayor Sanger will serve as Grand Marshal. Food and beverages for sale. Don’t miss this amazing day in Shaw Park with something for people of all ages!

Party of the Century Friday, November 29 6:30 p.m. Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Everyone who lives, works or visits Clayton is invited to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to recognize the City’s 100th anniversary! This is a party with a civic purpose. Together, we will celebrate the magical and essential components of the community: stately neighborhoods, award-winning educational institutions, world-class businesses, and outstanding parks, public art and history. To learn more and to order your tickets at $100 per person ($150 after October 31) for folks 21 and over, visit www.clayton2013.com

CCF Speaker Series Wednesday, November 6 7 p.m. Washington University Innovation and Infinite Possibilities

will be moderated by Peter Raven. A panel of Washington University thought leaders will look to the future, as the City of Clayton prepares to begin its next 100 years. Discussion will consider innovative initiatives for 21st Century challenges. This event will be held at the May Auditorium in Simon Hall on Forsyth Avenue at Wallace Drive. Parking is available in front of Simon Hall and in the parking garage. Reception will follow. RSVP requested: sumlauf@claytonmo.gov

All That Glitters Friday, December 6 6 to 9 p.m. Shaw Park Ice Rink & Carondelet Plaza Holiday merrymakers will be treated to free horse drawn carriage rides and carolers along Carondelet Plaza. Stop by the Shaw Park Ice Rink to Skate with Frosty – free admission, skate rental and treats in the Warming Hut. Don’t miss the fireworks display at 8 p.m. in Shaw Park.

Visit www.clayton2013.com for additional event information.


Clayton best of

THE CURTAIN EXCHANGE

Our designer curtains are works of art, creations of beauty, ready for you to take home today. Our process begins as our designers source material from around the world and work with fabric specialists to create exclusive designs. Colors, textures and patterns are taken into consideration. Each piece of fabric undergoes an artistic evaluation with an eye towards creating a signature style - as though the material is to become an exquisite dress or piece of limited luxury clothing. Once we match our fabrics with the perfect design, the curtains are fabricated. Simply put, you won't find curtains like ours anwhere else. NOW FEATURING PEACOCK ALLEY BEDDING. 8119 MARYLAND AVE. | CLAYTON, MO 63105 314.863.1112 | WWW.CURTAINEXCHANGE.COM

THE FUR AND LEATHER CENTRE

TOMSICH FINE ART

Tomsich fine art: full service art gallery offering Store Name free verbal Address appraisals, City State Zip restoration of fine artwork, Phone custom framing, buyers and sellers of early 19th and 20th Century American and European artwork. ARTIST - VICTOR VASARELY - SIGNED SILK SCREEN Interested in selling old artwork? Bring in your old paintings and artwork for a free evaluation. Serving St. Louis for over 53 years. Visit us during the St. Louis Art Fair. BUYING OLD PAINTINGS & ARTWORK. 25 N. CENTRAL | IN THE HEART OF CLAYTON 314.863.8868

CLARK GRAVES ANTIQUES

Great New Location... Great New Collection! Come see us at The Fur and Leather Centre at our fantastic new home at 7901 Clayton Rd, just east of the Galleria between Brentwood and Hanley. We have the largest selection in our history of vests, capes, wraps and stoles - perfect for the cool autumn nights! We have all the looks from casual, fun to cocktail party glamorous.

The Fur Centre

NEW LOCATION: 7901 CLAYTON RD AND LEATHER 314.997.3877 | WWW.FURCENTRE.COM

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Established in Clayton in 1948, Clark Graves Antiques is the oldest antiques gallery in St. Louis. Shop one-of-a-kind fine 18th and early 19th century English and continental furniture and accessories. Join Clark Graves Antiques' new e-newsletter and be the first to know about latest arrivals. Sign up at ClarkGravesAntiques.com. 132 N. MERAMEC AVE | CLAYTON, MO. 63105 314.725.2695 | WWW.CLARKGRAVESANTIQUES.COM


SAMANTHA'S OTHER PLACE

SWEAT GYM

Samantha’s Other Place has been styling Clayton for nearly 33 years. It’s still a wonderful surprise for new clients to finds such a welcoming, professional atmosphere. Samantha’s staff delivers new shiny styles, hair colors, and textures to your mane. Men and women alike vote Samantha’s an asset to their Uptown and downtown look. Samantha’s also offers waxing, massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, party lashes and keratin smoothing treatments. Call for your personal free consultation, more info or just to make an appointment!

If you thought Cheers was the only place where everybody knows your name, think again. Sweat, Clayton’s premier boxing gym and personal training facility, is a place that fuses serious workouts with a welcoming and fun atmosphere. If you need a cure for your boring workouts, you have found your gym. Try your first class on us! Classes range from The Punchers Class, Boxing,Legs and Core, TRX, and the Sweat Bootcamp. If you prefer a more individualized setting, we offer private and semi-private personal training sessions. Whether you are just starting out or training for a marathon, Sweat is here to help. Mention this ad and receive your first personal training session at no charge.

9411 MARYLAND AVENUE | 314.725.8711 WWW.SAMANTHASOTHERPLACE.COM

8011 MARYLAND AVE. | 314.725.2714 WWW.SWEATP4P.COM

WORLD NEWS

TIMEKEEPERS

World News - A Newsstand and Convenience Store Located in the Heart of Clayton for 47 Years Newspapers, Magazines, Books and Convenience Items We Sell Beer, Wine and Spirits Open 7 days Mon - Sat 7 am - 10 pm Sunday 7 am - 8pm Like Us On Facebook 4 S. CENTRAL | CLAYTON, MO. 63105 314.726.6010

Timekeepers came to St. Louis in 1979, having previously operated in Eastern Europe. We have four generations of expertise in buying, selling, appraising, and repair of fine jewelry, timepieces, and other collectibles. Our buyers are graduates of the Gemological institute of America. Throughout the years, we have helped many individuals liquidate estates to their best advantage. Our national network of private customers, collectors and established retail jewelers make access to the most lucrative market for your valuables possible. Family owned and operated, we are able to offer high quality services at affordable prices. We invite you to come and visit our unique stores and see a large collection of one-of-a-kind items. 17 N. MERAMEC CLAYTON, MO 63105 314.721.4548 TIMEKEEPERSCLAYTON.COM

9495 OLIVE BLVD., STE. C ST. LOUIS, MO 63132 314.991.0994 TIMEKEEPERSSTL.COM

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CENTER OF CLAYTON

The Center of Clayton is located off of Maryland Avenue just east of I-170 and offers amenities and programs to cater to all fitness interests. The Center boasts four gymnasiums for sports activities, a fitness center for strength and cardio training, a competition pool for lap swimming, a climbing wall, and a leisure pool complete with water slide for family fun. Admission and membership is available to everyone and discounts are offered to Clayton residents and employees of Clayton businesses. 50 GAY AVENUE | CLAYTON 314. 290. 8500 | WWW.CENTEROFCLAYTON.COM

SWEET BOUTIQUE

Gifts for every occasion and every day! • Gifts for Brides, Babies, Moms, Dads, Teens and Everyone in between! • Full Service Boutique offers Personalization, Custom Baskets, Favors, Gift Wrap and Even Delivery! 8115 A- MARYLAND AVE. IN CLAYTON 314.932.1222 WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SWEETBOUTIQUESTL

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IMO'S PIZZA

Imo's celebrates our 50th Anniversary with special promotions throughout 2014! Enjoy the great taste of Imo's Pizza 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 and catering within Clayton, Richmond Heights, University City and parts of Ladue and Brentwood. Remember, Imo's provides catering for any size group. DINE IN • CARRY OUT • DELIVERY • CATERING CONVENIENT ON SIT PARKING 23 N. BEMISTON | IN THE HEART OF CLAYTON 314.862.4667 | WWW.IMOSPIZZA.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—Anwhere", 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 2011 7608 WYDOWN BOULEVARD | 314.721.4445 WWW.PROTZELSDELI.COM


THE DESIGNING BLOCK

Enter Susan Block’s “THE DESIGNING BLOCK” and get ready for fun! This effervescent emporium is guaranteed to make you smile! Susan is an incredibly talented interior designer with a passion for vibrant colors, unique accent pieces and a twinkle in her eye! Where else can you buy Eifel tower napkin rings, gorgeous hats that Sarah Ferguson’s children would wear and dazzling overhead lamps that look like Chihuly molded them himself! In fact, walking through THE DESIGNING BLOCK is like walking through an art museum gift store but with a delightful, whimsical and playful presentation. Jewelry, paintings, books, floor lamps (design your own lamp shades!), paintings and books are only some of the fabulous captivating items. This store reminds you of how fun it used to be to shop! 314.721.4224 | 7735 CLAYTON ROAD WWW.THEDESIGNINGBLOCK.NET

THE WHEELHOUSE

Since its opening on April 15, 2013, The Wheelhouse is already well known as the late night destination in Clayton. This high energy sports restaurant and bar boasts an astonishing number of 33 TVs, enabling every diner a clear view of current sports games. Its clever name comes from a baseball term -‘that pitch was in Stan Musial's Wheelhouse’ . This is Chef Nick Del Gaiso's Wheelhouse, crafting original dishes, all with his distinctive touches. The close to scratch food menu includes specialties like ground in-house burgers, classic salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, appetizers and entrees-all moderately priced. Come join the fun crowd for fantastic food and drink. 15 N. CENTRAL AVE. 314.726.7955 | WWW.WHEELHOUSESTL.COM

CLAYTON CHAMBER

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is the resource for professionals looking to grow their businesses in St. Louis. As a Chamber member, you'll benefit from networking opportunities, legislative support, marketing, education and a variety of other resources that will increase your effectiveness in today's competitive market. The Chamber hosts some of the most anticipated events and programs in St. Louis including Parties in the Park, The Art of Tasting, Best of Clayton, Leadership Clayton and Corporate Challenge. Experience all the benefits the Clayton Chamber of Commerce can offer you. The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is your ultimate business connection. BEST OF CLAYTON, A BUSINESS MARKETPLACE PRESENTED BY CENTENE CORPORATION NOVEMBER 4 - CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL - 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM 225 S. MERAMEC, #300 | 314-726-3033 WWW.CLAYTONCOMMERCE.COM

INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND INC

International Diamond Inc is a full-service jewelry store that has been serving Clayton since 1994. Custom design work has been a cornerstone of the business for years, but has recently expanded in exciting new ways. Cutting edge 3D printing and Computer Aided Design is now being offered in store. Clients are able to take part in designing their own jewelry, and then watch it print before their eyes. Visit us in the store or call ahead to make an appointment to have your dream piece of jewelry made a reality. 14 S. BEMISTON | 314.725.2228 WWW.INTERNATIONALDIAMONDINC.COM HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/INTERNATIONALDIAMONDINC

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SAINT LOUIS ART FAIR P R E S E N T E D B Y S T E R L I N G B A N K September 6 - 8, 2012 In the heart of Clayton • www.culturalfestivals.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

FOGGY MEMORY BOYS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 MAIN STAGE 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Naked RockFight 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: Foggy Memory Boys 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: VCR's FORSYTH STAGE 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm: jon.doe.The PATHOLOGICAL Lyre 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm: The Sheldon Blues and Soul Band featuring Brian Owens

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FORSYTH STAGE 9:30 am - 10:00 am: Clayton Yoga 11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Rex Bauer Trio 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Sean Coray 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Jazz St. Louis All Stars 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: St. Louis Wind Symphony 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Aaron Keith 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm: The Sheldon Jazz Quintet featuring Carolbeth True and Deborah Sharn 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: Gen Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience PERFORMING ARTS STAGE 11:15 am - 12:00 pm: Lacefield Music - Dwayne Hilton Official Organist for the St. Louis Cardinals 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Flamenco Dancers 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Dave Simon's Kidzrock 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Annette Harrison 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm: Oh My Gosh Josh 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Fanfare

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MAIN STAGE 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Gary Schoenberger 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Letter to Memphis 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Sarah Jane and the Blue Notes 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Fresh Heir 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Uncle Albert 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Rocksteady Flyers

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NAKED ROCK FIGHT

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 MAIN STAGE 11:15 am - 12:15 pm: The Dusty Brothers 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Acoustik Element 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Bella and Lily 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Prairie Rehab FORSYTH STAGE 9:30 am - 10:00 am: Clayton Yoga 11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Brian Vaccaro Trio 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Bryan and Lola 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Samba Bom 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: The Bradley Trio PERFORMING ARTS STAGE 11:15 am - 12:15 pm: Dave Simon's Kidzrock 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Missouri River Cloggers 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Babaloo 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Tribe Ayaka

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Polish native Irek T. Szelag, has been painting for more than 30 years. After a one-year stint in Italy in 1987, studying techniques of old masters in Rome’s galleries and museums, he found his way to St. Louis, where he has worked with well-known local artists and developed his own style. Szelag still travels throughout Europe for inspiration and has created many works that are now in private collections throughout the Midwest. Works by Irek Szelag will be on display at Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Road in Ladue from September 14th-October 12th as part of the 2013 Missouri Masters Series. A portion of the proceeds from artworks sold will benefit Love U 2 Pieces, Supporting Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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BY ROBYN WALKER

magine a spacious living room with magnificent high windows draped with luxurious yellow and white striped silk curtains suspended on an ornate gold rod. Or, envision a stately wood-paneled library with a picturesque bay window covered with tan woven wood blinds, flanked by rich red velvet side panels. Designer window treatments can work wonders to transform ordinary windows into extraordinary windows, while adding visual interest to a room.

If elegant curtains are your preference, a mustvisit is The Curtain Exchange, owned by Ellen Ross. The ready-to-buy designer curtains at The Curtain Exchange are available in sumptuous silks, soft cheniles, rich velvets, luxe linens and cool, crisp cottons. The curtains are ready made, yet the quality is so exceptional that the curtains look as though they were custom made. These decorator-style curtains, available exclusively at The Curtain Exchange, are affordably priced and they’re virtually mistake-proof because you can take the curtains home and see how they look in your home. If you prefer other window treatments, The Curtain Exchange has many custom-made window treatment options such as woven wood blinds which are contemporary and give any room in your home the decorator look at an affordable price. “Our customers are buying silk curtains and cotton curtains. Many of our younger customers tend to buy cotton print curtains that are fun and bright. The trend in window treatments seems to be a cleaner and simpler look. We’re also seeing more layering in window treatments such as woven wood blinds with side panels. There’s a mix of different 34

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SUSAN BLOCK OF THE DESIGNING BLOCK LIKES THE LOOK OF DECORATIVE RODS IN METAL AND ACRYLIC

textures. There are not too many top treatments. Most of the curtains that our customers purchase are about one to two inches from the floor, rather than touching the floor. We are also selling many decorator rods. They’re pretty and they add to the simplicity of the window treatments,” says Ellen. Another outstanding retail store for decorator-style window treatments is The Great Cover Up. Teddy Karl, Principal Designer at The Great Cover Up, and his design staff are available for consultations. What I like most about The Great Cover Up are the luxurious designer fabrics and trims from world-class names like Cowtan & Tout, Brunschwig & Fils and Thibaut. Teddy Karl, who was named one of the top designers in St. Louis by At Home Magazine, often uses decorative trims such as luxe silk tassel fringe when he designs window treatments. Karl says, “We are certainly still creating beautiful window treatments that frame your windows or view. Valances and even cornices are still widely used over decorative panels or over full traversing drapes. Decorative hardware has been trending for several years as well, pairing simple pleated panels hanging from gorgeous ornate rods and finials. Gold leaf is ever present but chrome and stainless are definitely making a bold statement as well. Decorative fringes and trims down the edges or across the hems or both add the attention to detail to make your window coverings truly memorable.” Interior designer, Susan Block, owner of The Designing Block, notes that window treatments have become simpler and more subtle. Susan says, “A great decorator look for window treatments is luxe silk side panels OPPOSITE PAGE: CURTAIN EXCHANGE with woven wood TOP: CURTAIN EXCHANGE LEFT: THE GREAT COVER UP shades. There are some ABOVE: THE GREAT COVER UP truly gorgeous fabrics by Manuel Canovas and Brunschwig & Fils as well as embroidered silk fabrics that would make wonderful window treatments. I like understated, elegant window treatments such as silk embroidered panels with a twisted metal rod or an acrylic rod.” We’re certain that these design experts will inspire you to decorate with elegant window treatments that beautifully enhance your home decor. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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fineart& rareantiques ELEGANT

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BY ROBYN WALKER

hy do so many professional interior designers like to decorate with fine art and rare antiques? Simply because the addition of important art and valuable antiques give the look of understated elegance to a room. If you’re looking for a uniquely special work of art or a distinctive antique to enhance your home decor, we have some suggestions for where you’ll find exceptional paintings and antiques in St. Louis.

A must-visit shop for fine antiques is Clark Graves Antiques, located in a charming red farmhouse in Clayton. Clark Graves Antiques is the oldest antiques dealer in St. Louis specializing in 18th century and 19th century English and Continental antiques and accessories. Robert Morrissey, proprietor of Clark Graves Antiques, travels frequently to Europe to buy antique Georgian, Regency, Empire, Biedermeier, and Provincial furniture for his charming antiques shop.

Two noteworthy antique treasures from Clark Graves Antiques that would be wonderful additions for your home are a pair of Old Paris cerise vases with gilt handles, circa 1810, and a pair of French Empire walnut open arm chairs, circa 1810. Timekeepers, located in Clayton and Olivette, specializes in antique clocks and jewelry. You might want to consider starting your own collection of charming antique clocks, which you can proudly display on the

ANTIQUE OLD PARIS CERISE VASES WITH GILT HANDLES FROM CLARK GRAVES ANTIQUES.

ANTIQUE FRENCH EMPIRE WALNUT OPEN ARM CHAIRS FROM CLARK GRAVES ANTIQUES.

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TOP LEFT: ANTIQUE FRENCH CLOCK FROM TIMEKEEPERS. TOP RIGHT: OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING BY C.H.B.,1916, FROM TOMISCH FINE ART GALLERY. ABOVE LEFT: VINTAGE CRYSTAL CHANDELIER FROM JON PAUL DESIGNS & COLLECTIBLES. ABOVE RIGHT: ANTIQUE PAINTING BY PILLARD FROM ALBARRE JEWELERS.

wall of your library or den for the look of old-world elegance. If you’d like to collect fine art, The Tomsich Fine Art Gallery in Clayton has an exceptional collection of art by19th and 20th century American painters. This magnificent oil on canvas painting with the initials C.H.B, 1916, would look dramatic hanging above a fireplace mantel or prominently displayed in the foyer of your home. You’ll also find a vast array of attractive decorative frames in the most-wanted styles at the Tomsich Fine Art Gallery. In addition to being one of Ladue’s leading fine jewelers, Albarre Jewelers also carries a unique selection of fine antiques such as this antique oil painting on canvas by Pillard, framed in a gorgeous handmade golden frame. You can create an elegant ambiance in your home with the addition of a vintage or antique crystal chandelier to your living room, dining room, bedroom or entry hall. Jon Paul Designs & Collectibles, owned by Jon Hunt, has the St. Louis area’s largest inventory of vintage and antique crystal chandeliers in all shapes, styles and sizes. Hunt notes that a gleaming crystal chandelier is like “jewelry” for a room. When browsing at Jon Hunt’s charming store, you’ll also find an impressive selection of antique and vintage collectibles such as English silver, candlesticks, crystal, home furnishings, oil paintings and clocks. Isn’t it time that you explored these charming art galleries and antiques dealers to find exceptional art and antiques for your home? UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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SERENE AND SEDUCTIVE:

Turks& Caicos PHOTOS COURTESTY OF SEVEN STARS RESORT

BY LINDA SPALL

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ne of the most frequent questions asked (sometimes with an element of panic and stress) is “Where should we go for our perfect beach vacation or honeymoon?” Choosing your ideal location can actually be decided with more ease than you might imagine!

The popular destination choices are Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cancun and the Riviera Mayan coast because of the nonstop direct charters. If you would like a bit more exclusive, you can go to the U. S. and British Virgin Islands. If your dream is an exotic island with a great beach where you can escape and relax, look at the more remote Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean! The two island groups are in the North Atlantic Ocean about 620 38

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miles from Miami and southeast of the Bahamas. Temperatures run in the low mid 80’s during the day and 70’s at night all year round with November and December being the rainiest. Don’t worry because the Turks Caicos islands have 350 days of sunshine a year! Other great selling points are that the currency is US dollars, the electricity is US 110 volt/60 cycle, the time is US Eastern Standard Time and English is the official language. Providenciales (commonly called “Provo”) is the third largest island but has the largest population and has the international airport. An alluring fact is that the Turks and Caicos is a fairly new destination. It wasn’t until 1964 that the island had a car and it

wasn’t until 1984 that Club Med opened their resort/casino. Most of the resorts are on the 12 mile Grace Bay on the northern side of the island. To the south is Chalk Sound, Sapodilla Bay, Copper Jack, Discovery Bay, Turtle Tail and Long Bay. The private and exclusive Amanyara Resort, the Grace Bay Club with the Anacoana, a gorgeous gourmet oceanfront restaurant and the Tuscany Resort are just a few of the luxury hotels available. There are really only two all-inclusive properties. “Beaches” the family friendly resort has a giant waterpark, activities for children of any age with Sesame Street® characters, the new Xbox 360® Game Garage and a great teen disco. The other all-inclusive is the aforementioned Club Med. Some resorts offer packages that come very close to all-inclusive but be careful to check out exactly what is included, such as water activities, all meals or just breakfast and/or lunch, drinks, etc. Noninclusive resorts and hotels are many and range from moderate to luxury. Comfort Suites even has a presence on Provo. Condominiums, villas and cottages are also available. A great example of an elegant, chic resort and spa is the Seven Stars. This stunning luxury resort on Grace Bay was voted “Favorite Caribbean Hotel” by Trip Advisors Readers Choice Awards and one of the top 10 Caribbean Resorts by Conde Nast 2012. If you are planning a destination wedding, Seven Stars provides a complimentary wedding coordinator who will help you with your plans every step down the aisle! Guests can enjoy certain free sports on land and sea, including tennis, sailing and snorkeling. The Provo Golf Club is only two minutes away with transportation by a complimentary private car. If swimming and sunning on the beautiful beach aren’t enough and you would like to enjoy other activities, the islands offer horseback riding, sailboat charters, snorkeling the reefs, swimming with dolphins, diving, parasailing, jet skiing, lobster hunting and fishing. If time permits, take a day trip to one or two of the other islands. Activities usually cost less outside of Provo and you will get more for your money when hiring boats and services on the other islands. Do remember however that restaurants and stores can be few and far between when on one of the outer islands.. Also, always check the times when taking ferries from one island to another. Being stranded with no accommodations on the wrong island can be avoided if you make a point of knowing when the last ferry for the day departs! Getting around is easy. The island is only about 6 or 7 miles wide. The Gecko bus is the public transportation and runs every 30 minutes. Car rental places are available and you can always rent a scooter. Depending on where you stay, most shops are within walking distance. You can buy food at the local IGA but be prepared as food costs a bit more than here in the States. For something different, visit the Conch Farm where you can see how the conch grow and are harvested. Take a sunset cruise and see the glowworms. The timing has to be right. Three to six nights after the full moon, about one hour after sunset, for 15 minutes, the glowworms mate. Bad for the male as he sinks to the bottom of the sea and dies but great for sightseers who say that the watching the ceremony is like looking at stars in the sea. The rich and famous are known to stay at the Turks and Caicos Islands and you can too. As always, I suggest that you call your favorite travel agent who can help you prepare and give you valuable insights the right place to stay, things to see and do and the easiest way to get to these heavenly unique, enticing and seductive islands of the Turks and Caicos. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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ince its opening on April 15, 2013, The Wheelhouse has already become well known as the late night destination in Clayton. It’s a high energy sports bar and restaurant featuring crafted food and drinks. Co-owners Stephen Savage, Jared Ater, and Lou Groff had previously managed another venue in Columbia, MO. The trio worked together for four years, and between them have over 22 years of restaurant experience. All three are serious hands-on operating owners. Savage noted, “We have split responsibilities managing The Wheelhouse. We’re always there.”

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Savage explained the restaurant’s clever name, “The Wheelhouse is from an old boating term ‘That's in my wheelhouse.’ It was where the captain steered the ship - his domain of expertise. Later it became a baseball term ‘That pitch was in Stan Musial's Wheelhouse’. This restaurant is our wheelhouse. We're not bankers or lawyers who just decided to open a cool restaurant and bar, rather, this is what we do. This is our first time as owners, and it’s our original concept.” The Wheelhouse boasts an astonishing number of TVs – 33 of them! This fact enables diners a clear view of any sports game that’s on, including the NFL Sunday Ticket. St. Louis native Savage explained why The Wheelhouse is much more than a sports bar, “We cater to everything from private happy hour parties to wedding rehearsals, high school reunions, and private business lunches. We have a portion of the building which we can make fully private. This room with a built in bar also offers a DJ booth with live music capabilities. We specialize in high volume events.” The restaurant’s highly social atmosphere attracts people who love fun, excitement, and above all incredible dining. The lunch and dinner menus list many varied and delicious sounding possibilities. Classic salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, appetizers and entrees all offered at moderate prices. The as close to scratch as possible fare includes specialties like ground in-house burgers and even the iconic Philly Whiz Wit steak sandwich (shaved top round on steamed hoagie bun with smoked jalapeño cheese and onions). Savage said, “It’s difficult to pick a favorite. All the entrees are very good, but I must say our burger is the best I've ever had.” Savage’s long - time friend at the helm of The Wheelhouse is Chef Nick Del Gaiso. “All the dishes are made from scratch, except the condiments and bread products,” said Del Gaiso. “We don’t have a big freezer, so everything has to be brought in fresh daily. Even our popular French Fries are hand cut.” Juicy burgers are made from freshly ground lean sirloin and round steak. Topped with the Chef ’s original

FAR LEFT: WHEELHOUS NACHOS LEFT: THE CLASSIC COBB BELOW FAR LEFT: SUMMER PITA TRIO BELOW RIGHT: WHEELHOUSE DOUBLE BURGER WITH HAND CUT FRIES

smoked jalapeño cheese sauce, there’s no better burger. Be sure to try the Wheelhouse Mac & Cheese - Cavatappi (cork-screw pasta) with the above mentioned cheese sauce, and on cooler days - the warming Wheelhouse Chili. Chef Del Gaiso added , “ I love cooking up burgers for our large lunch crowd. It’s a fast paced and fun time. Other lunchtime favorites include our wraps, salads and especially our Steak Frites - thick cut fries with steak sauce.” Dinner time adds a heartier fare like Bone-in Pork Chops, Blackened Salmon and Fish Tacos (Sautéed Pacific Rockfish in flour tortillas).” We hand cut all our meat and fish right here.” More favorites include the great for sharing three dip Pita Trio Board, the Chef ’s newest Double Double Burger inspired by a trip Out West, and of course classic Cobb Salad. The Roasted Zucchini Ratatouille isn’t ordinary either. Chef Del Gaiso stuffs whole zucchini, then roasts and tops with parmesan cheese. The fully stocked bar offers both traditional drinks and trendy specialties.The restaurant may close earlier on slower nights like Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The kitchen is usually open from 11am-10pm. Happy hour is Mon-Fri, 3-7pm with $5 house wine, $10 domestic beer buckets, and $15 Wheelhouse specialty drink pitchers. UT THE WHEELHOUSE 15 N. Central Ave. | Clayton, Mo. 63105 (314) 726-7955 | www.wheelhousestl.com Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 am Sunday, 11:00 am - 12:00 Midnight

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For 33 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 9am2pm...Best in the West! 100 Holloway Rd. | Ballwin, MO 636-220-8989 | www.candiccis.net | Open 7 days

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. Free Wi Fi and Internet- ATM on site 7402 Manchester Rd. at Sutton | Maplewood, MO 314.644.0929

IMO'S PIZZA For over 47 years Imo's has been serving St. Louis its famous thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients and home made sauce. Now the great taste of Imo's Pizza is available at its location in the Heart of Clayton. 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

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SAPORE ITALIAN CAFE Sapore Italian Café is a family run business combining the past and present. The menu offers a simple fare such as stuffed filets, veal chops, memorable seabass like no other establishment in st. louis to more interesting dishes in classic Italian style. Favorites include a one of a kind but often imitated Eggplant Stack, Shrimp Arrabiata, and many creative pasta dishes. Paul Buzzetta owner and chef personally cuts his own filets, fish and chops. The restaurants interior is a blend of classy and casual, definitely not stuffy.High ceilings and a granite counter top bar, wood floors, combined with accents of black and wrought iron add just the right touches of elegance. Visit the outdoor elevated patio for Al Fresco dining. Private room available along with catering. 451 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood 314.909.7575 | Saporeitaliancafe.com

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

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

HOUSE OF INDIA Savor the exotic cuisine at House of India, where you'll enjoy delicious entrees with a masterful blend of aromatic spices. The award-winning menu offers savory curry dishes, kormas and grilled kabobs. House of India favorites are lamb, chicken and seafood as well as fifteen different vegetarian entrees. Enjoy freshly-baked Indian breads and select from fine wines and beers. House of India is a unique venue for your next party or corporate event. Or, have your party catered by House of India. Carry out is also available. House of India's authentic Indian cuisine is truly the spice of life. 8501 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 314.567.6850 | www.hoistl.com

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TOWERING EGGPLANT LASAGNA at home with with Fresh Mozzarella

VickiBensinger In-Home Culinary Classes Yield: 4 servings:

at home with

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There’s something about fall, the leaves changing color, dropping and blanketing the earth that puts a chill in my bones. I pull out my sweats and find myself snuggling up on the sofa with a hot cup of tea. When it comes time for dinner though its comfort food I’m craving, but not the unwanted extra pounds that comes with it. If you’re like me, I’ve always been a fan of pasta but it’s not always the best thing for my waistline. What if you could satisfy your craving without loading up on so many carbs? Well you can! If you love veggies, consider substituting the pasta for a vegetable like I did, in this Towering Eggplant Lasagna with Fresh Mozzarella. Not only does it satisfy your craving but it nourishes your body. Plus, try serving this to your guests and listen to the rave reviews you get. Whether you create a tower, or thinly slice your vegetable of choice, layering it in your casserole dish, it’s sure to please. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can create this stunning dish. Here’s how…. 44

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INGREDIENTS:

MARINARA SAUCE: 4 – cloves garlic, minced Extra Virgin Olive oil 1 – 28 oz. can imported Italian tomatoes (San Marzano) 3 fresh basil leaves, torn in pieces ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes EGGPLANT LASAGNA: 1 pound of Eggplant Salt 2 cups Marinara sauce 8 slices Fresh Mozzarella cheese 1 cup Fresh Ricotta cheese 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese Fresh Basil, chopped (For cheeses, I used BelGioioso brand)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Marinara Sauce: Mince the garlic and cover the bottom of a large kettle with olive oil. Sauté the garlic in the olive oil until it is almost ready to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the can of tomatoes, basil, black and red pepper. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer sauce for about an hour - until tomatoes are broken down. Use a wooden spoon to help break down the tomatoes while simmering. 2. Eggplant Lasagna: Slice eggplant, ¼ - inch thick, salt, and set out for one hour to draw out the water. Pat dry. 3. Heat a non-stick grill pan or use a grill to cook each slice of eggplant until browned on each side. 4. For each “lasagna” stack, spread 1 grilled eggplant slice with marinara sauce and top with a slice of Fresh Mozzarella. Add another eggplant slice, and top with Fresh Ricotta cheese, marinara sauce, fresh basil leaves and another eggplant slice. Garnish with marinara sauce, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, then broil to heat and melt cheeses.

Note: To insure eggplant is grilled to perfection, place slices on grate for approximately 3-5 minutes per side, leaving nice grill marks. Once removed from the grill, wrap in foil allowing to rest 5-7 minutes. They’ll continue to cook slightly, getting softer inside (not gushy) while tender on the outside.

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


ST. LOUIS ’ TO P ENTE RTAINERS

ErinBode

St. Louis' Sweet Songbird

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he is both a songstress and songwriter. Her angelic smile and voice have won fans everywhere she performs. Being drop dead gorgeous doesn’t hurt either. She is St. Louis’ own Erin Bode.

She was born in Wayzata, Minnesota, the youngest of four children in a musical family. This angel of music began as a cherub! Her father, a Lutheran minister, encouraged his talented five year old to join the church's cherub choir, thus beginning Bode’s intense love of everything musical. Bode said, “I always enjoyed expressing myself through music and felt from the start this was what I wanted to do.” Ten years later, her family moved to St. Louis where she attended Lutheran High South and later graduated from Eureka High School. Bode studied classical music for two years at the University of Minnesota (“All of my family went there.”) before transferring to Webster University. One teacher was noted pianist and singer Christine Hitt who introduced Bode to jazz. Bode remembers, “Christine opened my eyes and instructed me as to what music can be when you make it your own, from your heart.” While at Webster, Bode performed with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble later graduating with a dual degree in vocal performance and foreign languages. Bode’s beautiful voice has a soft and haunting quality, similar in style to one of her favorite singers, Blossom Dearie. “Blossom had a unique girlish sound, and preferred singing unfamiliar songs,” said Bode. Another powerful influence on Bode was the late singer Eva Cassidy. Bode’s repertoire includes a variety of music. A typical performance may mix jazz, popular standards, folk, her original compositions, and perhaps a bit of Brazilian beat. Her professional career began with the recording of a self-produced CD Requests in 2001. It included her popular rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” The growth in public attention led to a contract with St. Louis’ MAXJAZZ in 2004, when her “Don't Take Your Time.” was released. Bode’s 2006 album “Over and Over” reached seventeenth on Billboard’s chart for top jazz albums. More national exposure came with appearances on Fox & Friends and the CBS Saturday Early Show. She later sang on NPR’s popular radio program, Prairie Home Companion, broadcast live from the Fox Theater. Later recordings include "The Little Garden", "A Cold December Night" in 2008 and

"Photograph" in 2010. The Erin Bode SCHEDULE FOR SEPT/OCT: Group first formed • Sept 6 - Performance in during her time at Henning, MN Webster. The band has • Sept 19 - Fundraiser for been together about Belleville Hospice Care ten years and consists at the Weingarten in of pianist/guitarist Belleville, IL Adam Maness, and • Sept 20 - Eden Seminary in Bode’s husband, bassist Webster Groves Syd Rodway. “I’m very • Sept 21 - The Melba Theater grateful to my band in Desoto, MO mates. We’re constantly • Sept 26 - Beyond Housing, evolving and coming Fundraiser at the Sheldon up with new ideas.” Concert Hall Maness is co-lyricist with Bode, creating • Oct 6 - Blumenhoff Winery her moving and clever 2pm-5pm songs. “Sharing the • Oct 17 - Holmes Lounge music we love with our at Washington University audiences is priceless.” 5:30pm One of her most • Oct 25- Sheldon inspiring projects Concert Hall was composing and performing a song Website: erinbode.com using a child’s actual heartbeat. The three minute "The Space Between," tells the story of 10-year-old Katelyn Jackson who underwent six heart surgeries at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Bode returned to her roots with her latest recording “Be Still My Soul.” She explained, “Sometimes, we play at Lutheran and other church events. The audiences have liked our hymn arrangements so much that they encouraged us to make a recording." The new CD was recorded at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres. Bode has performed locally and across the country. St. Louis venues include Jazz at the Bistro, The Cheshire Inn, The Tenderloin Room, The Sheldon, Cyrano’s and numerous community concerts. The Erin Bode Group has also performed on four world tours including Italy, Japan, and two in South Africa. UT UPTOWN MAGAZINE

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e’re officially in Outlet Mall heaven -or hell - depending on your point of view. Some of the stores already open, if you haven’t gotten out there yet, include standards like: Banana Republic, American Eagle Outfitter and J. Crew. But look for a few less common entries to the outlet arena as well like Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers and Steve Madden.

That being said there are some things you just don’t want to skimp on. Jeans, bras and bathing suits - aren’t those the hardest things to shop for? Well cross one of those off your list. Claire de CLAIRE DE LUNE LINGERIE BOUTIQUE Lune, Lingerie Boutique MAGNIFIQUE ( 9727 Clayton Rd, Ladue, 913-491-3232, clairedelunekc.com) found such success in Kansas City they’re spreading to the other side of the state to shower us with their expertise. They begin with private, bra-fitting appointments to find your best size. Given their stock of bras in sizes ranging from 28 to 52 and cupsizes A to K you will find the right bra. Women eknow the right bra can make a huge difference to your outfit, appearance and confidence. They also specialize in bras and undergarments for post-surgical and nursing women. Weddings, new baby, new you or just for fun, their full line of lingerie, including shape wear and sleep wear, will put a smile on your face. Consider a private champagne shopping party for you and your best buds. It’s a nice break from book club. If you did blow your wad out at the mall and hubby still has some projects on his Honey-Do list send him out to the new ReStore: Habitat for Humanity (2117 Sams Drive, Des Peres, 314-678SAMPLE INVENTORY FROM RESTORE 4596, habitatstl.org) location. For the do-it-yourselfers or the professionals, ReStore lets you make your next building project truly green. The newly opened 48,000 square foot West County location (behind the Sams store on Manchester Road) offers appliances, lumber, doors, windows, tiles, cabinets, hardware - you name it. You 46

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can even put items on a Wish List for them to contact you if that perfect Avacado Green refrigerator should happen to come in. Their inventory includes both new and used items but used ones are only accepted if in good, working condition. If you want to donate, they also provide a pick-up service. Its a win-win-win-win situation. 100% of the proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. After a hard day of rehabbing and shopping it’s time to celebrate. Check out Tripel Brasserie (1801 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square, 314-678-7787, tripelstl.com) for a genuine European, Belgian to be more precise, experience. All selfrespecting beer drinkers know BELGIAN BEERS ON TAP AT TRIPEL BRASSERIE that each beer should be served in its own, unique glass. Tripel, also the name of a particular style of beer originated by Trappist Monks centuries ago, brings that Belgian authenticity to light surpassed only by their food menu. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Belgium and France, and to the best of my suspect recollection, this feels as close as you can get without jumping the pond. Flemish stew (aka Stoofvlees), classic Moules (mussels) served six different ways, and Escargots are just a few examples of traditional pub fare. For those of you less pub-enamored there are also wines by the glass and bottle, cocktails and French cuisine including Fruits for Mer, (fruit of the sea - or fish) which changes daily, Filet Mignon, or for the adventurous, Antelope. The rave reviews will keep this restaurant around for a long time. The only downside I won’t have to go back to Belgium for my Delerium (oh, those pink elephants!) and Kippenwaterzooi, just to Lafayette Park. UT


sept/oct2013 CAL ENDAR OF EV EN T S H I GH LI GH T S

HOLIDAYS: LABOR DAY - Sept. 2 | ROSH HASHANAH - Sept. 4 | YOM KIPPUR - Sept. 14 COLUMBUS DAY - Oct. 7 | HALLOWEEN - Oct. 31

AROUND TOWN

ST. LOUIS ART FAIR Sept. 6, 7, and 8, Downtown Clayton Featuring artists from around the world, rated top 5 art fairs in US. For more info, visit www.culturalfestivals.com BALLOON RACE IN FOREST PARK September 20 - 21 Celebrating our 41st Year! The oldest and most well-attended FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World. For more information, visit www.greatforestpark balloonrace.com CLAYTON FARMERS MARKET Saturdays 8:30 to 12:00 pm, now through October 31st at 8282 Forsyth Blvd. (West parking lot of Straub's Market). Supports local farmers, spotlights organic items and unique seasonal specialties. www.claytonfarmersmarket.com FREE FALL 2013 “ARTISTS WORKSHOP” SERIES Six weeks, on Wednesdays evenings beginning September 11 through October 16, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the St Charles Parks and Recreation’s Memorial Hall in Blanchette Park, located at 1900 West Randolph Street in St. Charles, Missouri. Saint Charles Riverfront Arts (SCRA): www.saintcharlesriverfrontarts.com. ART OUTSIDE 2013 Sept. 6 - 8. Schlafly Art Outside is a three-day-long juried alternative art fair featuring affordable art from over 50 artists based here in the St. Louis area. Come and show your support for local art and local beer. Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester) Maplewood, MO 63143 314-241-BEER x2

AROUND TOWN

ST. LOUIS WORLD FOOD DAY 2013 Friday, October, 11 at John Burroughs School (755 S. Price Road) in Ladue. An international initiative, World Food Day was established by the United Nations to challenge communities throughout the world to raise awareness - and take action to alleviate hunger. Visit www.stlwfd.org for more information. GARDEN GLOW 2013 LIGHT EXHIBIT

Open Wednesday-Sunday evenings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 17. Open nightly from Dec. 18 to Jan. 4. Exhibit closed December 24, 25 and 31. Hours are 5-9 p.m. from Nov. 23-Dec 19 and 5-10 p.m. from Dec. 20-Jan. 4. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis Additional information is available at www.mobot.org

SPORTS

CARDINALS HOME GAMES Sept. 6 - 8 vs. Pirates Sept. 10 - 12 vs. Brewers Sept. 13 - 15 vs. Mariners Sept. 23 - 25 vs. Nationals Sept. 27 - 29 vs. Cubs RAMS HOME GAMES Sept. 8 vs. Cardinals Sept. 26 vs. 49ers Oct. 6 vs. Jaguars Oct. 28 vs. Seahawks

BLUES HOME GAMES Oct. 3 vs. Predators Oct. 5 vs. Panthers Oct. 9 vs. Blackhawks Oct. 12 vs. Rangers Oct. 15 vs. Sharks Oct. 25 vs. Canucks Oct. 29 vs. Jets

THEATRE/MUSIC/ART THE FABULOUS FOX Sept. 20 - 22: Chicago Sept. 27: Diana Krawll Oct. 8 - 20: Evita Oct. 26: Celtic Thunder SCOTTRADE CENTER Sept. 14: Michael Buble Oct. 17 - 20: Ringling Bros. Oct. 24: Eagles SHELDON CONCERT HALL Sept. 10: JOIA Sept. 20: Sheldon Sessions: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Sept. 28: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys Oct. 1: Deyan Bratic Oct. 5: Brubeck Brothers Quartet Oct. 9: Alarm Will Sound Oct. 11: David Grisman FolkJazz Trio Oct. 15 - 16: Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers Oct. 16: Chris Thile Oct. 25: ArtSounds! Divas and Designers TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Sept. 6: Arianna String Quartet Sept. 21: Beijing Opera Sept. 24: St. Louis Jazz Orchestra Sept. 25: The Improv Shop Oct. 4 -5: PNC Arts Alive New Dance Oct. 18: Alumni Jubilee Concert Oct. 18: Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Oct. 19: Celtic Festival Oct. 25 - 27: Peter Pan Oct. 26: The Very Last Green Thing VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER Sept. 8: Iron Maiden Sept. 20: Jason Aldean, Jake Owen & Thomas Rhett

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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