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ONE LOOK, TWO WAYS Katie Yeadon, LN’s fave fashionista, centers her latest installment of this bipartite department on a Diane von Furstenberg navy dress that can look equally chic when done (no pun intended) dressy or casual (as with these Paul Green booties).

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Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Upcoming Gatherings

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Arts & Culture:

The Trio: Three Easy Pieces Landscape Feature: Wabi Sabi Textile Company

DINNER & A SHOW Our prince of the proscenium, Mark Bretz, this week treats LN readers to critical insights into playwright Neil LaBute’s sometimes-enigmatic The Way We Get By, now being staged by St. Louis Actors’ Studio in The Gaslight Theater.

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The Daily Feature:

TEST-DRIVING THE 2016 DODGE CHARGER SRT 392

LN motorin’ maestro Ryan Scott’s latest four-wheel feature bears the irresistible title “Purple Asphalt Eater” – fans of Sheb Wooley, this one’s for you – and dubs this sedan “an unparalleled combination of power and performance.”

On the cover 14 “Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade” is the first-ever exploration of Edgar Degas’ and his contemporaries’ fascination with high-fashion hats and the young women who made them. You’ll see paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas that have never been exhibited in the United States, alongside an amazing selection of period hats. Pictured on the cover: Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; The Millinery Shop, 1879-1886; oil on canvas; 39⅜ x 499⁄16 inches; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection. “Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade” is organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Christie’s. The St. Louis presentation is generously supported by the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee. Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. The story appears on page 14.

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STYLE 42 43 44 45

One Look, Two Ways Grooming & Glamour Destination Style Feature: Juno Bridal

THE DAILY 54 55

Persons of Interest Feature: Test-Driving the 2016 Dodge Charger SRT 392

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Hyken’s Homework Crossword Puzzle

ARTS & CULTURE 64 66

Dinner & A Show Feature: Southeast Asian Culinary Tour

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EDITOR I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT WITH THE RECENT unseasonably warm days we’ve had in St. Louis, I’m dreaming of spring. I’m ready for walks around the neighborhood sans bone-chilling winds and for scenery to turn a little greener and a little less brown. In this week’s Abode section, LN‘s gardening gurus and contributing writers Pat Raven and Julie Hess discuss this year’s newest hybrids. On p. 30, discover the beautiful hybrids that will have you yearning to update your landscaping as the weather begins to change. Raven and Hess’ choices also have a fun theme – weddings! From ‘Blushing Bridesmaid’ to ‘Maid of Honor,’ these flowers may be the inspiration you need when considering blossoms for your bouquet. Speaking of weddings, in this week’s Style section, LN contributing writer Denise Kruse shares the story of Juno Bridal, a new boutique in the Central West End for brides looking for a truly unique, boho-chic look. Starting on p. 45, make sure to check out Juno Bridal’s intricate dresses sure to make any bride-to-be say yes to the dress. All the best,

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Editor’s Corner The word around town

In 2015, Kelly Lane-deGraff, assistant professor of biology and director of the One Health program at Fontbonne University, founded a Girls-in-Science program. The program, for junior high-aged girls in underserved communities, was created to engage, encourage and support young women to explore the sciences. Thanks to the Monsanto Fund, the Girls-in-Science program recently received a $14,000 grant, which will allow the free camp to grow from 12 to 25 girls.

Congratulations to Warner Baxter, Ameren chairman, and Carol Voss, a St. Louis volunteer, for being named Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis’ 2017 Man and Woman of the Year. Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis serves children with both physical and developmental disabilities, focusing on gifting medical equipment for mobility and independence, developing unique education and recreational programs, funding therapy and assisting with transportation. Both Baxter and Voss have played an active role in shaping the St. Louis community for the better. Congrats to you both!

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Edgar Degas, French, 1834-1917; Self-Portrait in the Soft Hat, 1857; oil on paper mounted on canvas; 10¼ x 7½ inches; Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

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Mme Georgette, French; Woman’s Hat, c. 1910; black lace and artificial flowers on wire frame; 20 x 11¾ inches; courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade Symposium “Prominent art and fashion historians [encourage us to] think in detail about the hats themselves, the women who bought them and the way buying hats became an important part of women finding their independence,” Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, says.

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egas, the famous Impressionist painter widely known for his portrayal of dancers, nudes and racetracks, is coming to the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) with a new focus on his artwork – a focus seemingly as important to the artist as other categories covered, yet one relatively unknown: hats. “There’s never actually been a show on Degas and the importance of millinery in his work,” Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art at SLAM, says. “I came to the museum in 2010 and had been thinking about Degas before then, but the museum acquired a major Degas painting back in 2007 that definitely motivated me to make this exhibit happen.” The show originates here in St. Louis and is in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “My co-curator from San Francisco, Esther Bell, and I have traveled extensively around France and America since 2014, looking at art and securing loans for the exhibition,” Kelly explains. “When these works first exhibited, they were seen as shocking because of their realism. [The public] was used to seeing idealized versions of women, but Degas’ works are notable for their realistic portrayals. If you look at the original critical reception and the attitude on pastels, the women [portrayed] were compared to monkeys, sort of anemic. Today, these are considered pretty pictures showing beautiful colors and composition. At the same time, we’ve sort of lost that radical charge associated with Degas’ works.” The subject of hats may seem blasé by today’s standards, but as this exhibit sets out to prove, that is far from the case. “In the 19th century, Paris millineries were seen as elite workers in the fashion industry. They were [considered] more prestigious than even dressmakers, and their hats were considered works of art,” Kelly claims. “Prominent writers described milliners as true artists. During the exhibition, we look at a number of prominent milliners, including Jeanne Lanvin, [whose designs] were considered couture even before she founded the fashion house named after her.” Kelly has co-authored a catalog to pair with the exhibition that shares its name, Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade, which details the artworks and importance of hatmaking during that period. “This is the first time many of these works have been seen in America,” Kelly says. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view them.”


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he 36th Annual YWCA Leader Lunch was held recently at St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The event was held to honor outstanding women for their contributions in the workplace and the community. The 2016 YWCA Leaders of Distinction are Maureen Borkowski, Susan Stith, Jackie Yoon, Toni Kutchan, Ph.D., Evelyn Rice-Peebles, Tamiko Armstead, Rebecca Hatter, Thelma Steward and Ghazala Hayat, M.D. In addition, a high school senior was honored as a YWCA Future Leader. This year’s recipient of a $1,500 scholarship and the title of YWCA Future Leader was Leah Amos of Francis Howell High School. KMOX anchor Carol Daniel served as emcee of the luncheon, which was cochaired by Lydia Padilla and Janet Holloway.

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This event allows the YWCA to recognize amazing women who give back to the community. We are grateful to our Leaders Lunch 36 Steering Committee, the YWCA Board of Directors, the YWCA Development Committee, our staff members and volunteers for making today possible, celebrating achievement and possibility! ADRIAN E. BRACY, CEO

Dr. Kurt Nelson, Tamiko and William Armstead

Peggy Ritter, Marsha Rusnack

Erin Cicotte, Taylor Tchoukaleff

Susan Block, Paul Reuter

Laura Rand Orthwein Jr., Paul Sheldon, Marlene Davis

Caroline and Greg Cizek

Erin Kruse, Mardell Wilson

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ALM Health, located in the former Busch’s Grove, hosted its inaugural Eat, Drink and Be Giving Holiday Party benefiting the Anthropedia Foundation. Anthropedia, an international nonprofit headquartered in St. Louis, is dedicated to educating people on how to become and stay healthy, positive, inspired, productive and resilient while promoting sustainable health and well-being to decrease rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness. It partners with community organizations such as the St. Patrick Center and Northwest R-1 School District and serves a variety of populations from the homeless and unemployed to schoolchildren and their parents and teachers. Guests enjoyed scrumptious naughty-and-nice hors d’oeuvres from Truffles Butchery, a fabulous silent auction, Clayton High School’s show choir/holiday carolers and dancing to the music of Brian Casserly. Kathy Button Bell, Tracy Chivetta

Sita Kedia, Dipesh Amin, Alinda Muszynski, David Gouaux

Suzie Nall, Lewis Bettman, Joan Berkman

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This evening provides a wonderful opportunity to be with our family of friends and supporters to celebrate the holiday season and the success of our community partners such as the St. Patrick Center and the Northwest R-1 schools to educate people to become and stay healthy, positive, inspired, productive and resilient while facing the stress and challenges of the 21st century. KEVIN CLONINGER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ANTHROPEDIA FOUNDATION (SHOWN WITH LAUREN MUNSCH DAL FARRAH, CEO OF PALM HEALTH)

Jessica Dycus, Vincent Agnano

Teri and David Griege

Angie Porter, Georgia Wright

Anney Perrine, Allie Griesedieck

Kelly Gittemeier, Robert Cloninger, Genevieve Gouaux

Andrew Moeller, Margit Scauzzo, Ashleigh Anton, Sam Weil

Brad and Lynn Koeneman, Fernando and K.C. Merce, Kathy Button Bell

Jamie and Bob Wood

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he Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis held its inaugural fundraiser, Strategy Across the Board, at the Starlight Room at The Chase Park Plaza. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served followed by dinner. There was a special appearance by St. Louis Cardinals manager and club spokesman Mike Matheny, along with United States Medal of Honor recipient Chief Edward C. Byers Jr., Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator and the 2016 U.S. Olympiad Chess Team. Proceeds support chess education cultural exhibitions, and public programming at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and World Chess Hall of Fame. Patrick Sly and Dave Peacock served as co-chairs for the evening.

Joy Bray, Susan Barrett, Chris Poehler, Dianne and Roger Pecha

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Dan and Holly Buck

Madison Byers and Ed Byers


We are very excited to have our first annual gala for the Chess Club Hall of Fame. We are celebrating five years in St. Louis. We offer innovative and diverse programming to thousands of guests of all ages, and this event will help us continue that effort. Tonight we have on display some of the rarest and oldest chess trophies in the world along with some of the best chess players in the world. REX SINQUEFIELD, PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF SAINT LOUIS (SHOWN WITH MIKE MATHENY, CHESS CLUB SPOKESMAN)

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Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club

SHEER ELEGANCE FASHION SHOW Photos and story by Diane Anderson

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athews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club took 700 guests on a Style Safari at the Sheer Elegance No. 28 runway fashion show at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The fundraiser, which supports young women’s programs and spotlighted 40 girls, generated nearly $150,000 in pledges to help Mathews-Dickey produce well-educated, physically active and hopeful scholar-athletes. Style Safari offered attendees adventure beyond their wildest dreams featuring Project Runway alumni Michael Drummond and Laura Kathleen Baker, celebrity escorts, exciting door prizes, Safari-themed hors d’oeuvres during the receptions, awesome entertainment and a chance for the young women to roar! Among those in attendance were Miss Missouri USA Bayleigh Dayton; emceeing the event were Debra Bass and Tammie Holland along with Bonita Cornute. Irasa Downing served as chairwoman, and Robin Britt was the co-chair.

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I am so humbled to be able to give back to the community where I serve and live. For so many years my family has been committed to this organization in so many ways, and we are much honored to serve! IRASA DOWNING, CHAIRWOMAN (SHOWN WITH ROBIN BRITT, CO-CHAIR)

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upporters and staff of The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis gathered at Neiman Marcus to congratulate Steven Woolf for his Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the St. Louis Arts and Education Council. Woolf is The Rep’s Augustin Family Artistic Director, a title he has now held for more than 30 years. The 2016-17 season is the theater’s 50th-anniversary year and continues through April with productions of To Kill a Mockingbird and Million Dollar Quartet.

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Every night at 8 o’clock at The Rep, the house lights go down, the stage lights go up and here we are in a whole different world. We create a new world every night. I’m enough of a theater romantic to think that that’s sort of remarkable. There’s magic in this. It’s personal, humanizing, civilizing and remarkable. STEVEN WOOLF, AUGUSTIN FAMILY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT THE REPERTORY THEATRE

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Upcoming

GATHERINGS By Kaitlynn Martin

Sat., Feb. 18

The fourth annual OZZIE & FRIENDS COMEDY NIGHT, a benefit for PGA REACH – Gateway Section will take place at Lumière Place. 7 p.m. ozzieandfriends.com.

Sat., Feb. 18

HavenHouse St. Louis’ 11th annual CIRQUE DU HOPEFEST will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. 5 p.m. havenhousestl.org.

Fri., Feb. 24

The Mardi Gras Foundation’s MAYOR’S MARDI GRAS BALL, benefitting the Mardi Gras Foundation, will take place in the St. Louis City Hall rotunda. 7 p.m. stlmardigras.org.

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Marygrove’s 11th annual BLOOM & SOAR event will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. 6 p.m. marygrovechildren.org.

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WHAT/WHEN/WHERE 12TH ANNUAL AUTHORS BRUNCH SAT., APRIL 22, 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M. ATRIUM AT EDWARD JONES “Author John O’Leary, who wrote On Fire, is an inspirational speaker from St. Louis. His mom, also an author, is our second speaker,” Kathy Reese, president of Assistance League St. Louis, says. “John is nationally known, and we’re lucky to have him. It’s a terrific opportunity to start the day and live inspired.” How to get involved: Event details, along with opportunities to donate and volunteer, can be found online at alstl.org or by calling 636-227-6200.

MISSION

“Ourformalmissionistoidentify,develop,fundanddeliverservicestospecificchildrenandadultswithintheSt.Louis community,andmeetunderfunded,necessaryneedsthataren’tbeingmetelsewhere.Ourgoalistofindthosenicheswhere needsarenotbeingmetandmaynotbegettingalotofattention,”KathyReese,presidentofAssistanceLeagueSt.Louis,says.

HISTORY “Last year, we served more than 50,000

COMMUNITY IMPACT Assistance League addresses community needs through numerous, diverse

the first time. We can provide, on a one-time basis, furniture and bedding. It gives us

individuals in the St. Louis community. I like to think of that as filling more than the standing-room-only section of Busch

programs. “We focus on key areas, including education,” Reese explains. “We service 27 area schools and approximately 6,000 children in Operation School Bell, which delivers age-appropriate books, socks, underwear and uniforms to school children. We provide

flexibility [to meet new needs as they arise].” Reese feels particularly passionate about Project ROSE, a program serving four area women’s emergency shelters. “ROSE stands for ‘Raise Our Self-Esteem.’ ROSE allows us

Stadium,” shares Reese. “It’s now our 29th year, and we continue to touch a lot of lives.”

athletic shoes and socks to 30 elementary schools, and serve 3,300 schoolchildren a year [through Steps to Success].” The organization found additional opportunities to aid

to support our ASK (Assault Survivor Kits) program which provides assault victims with clothing and personal care items” she shares. “Many of these women are homeless, and

kids whose families were experiencing a medical crisis. “We also provide teddy bears to emergency personnel through 26 agencies,” she adds. As more community needs became evident, Assistance League built a program

when they report, the police take their clothing. Sometimes, that’s all they have.” She believes what sets Assistance League apart from other like-minded organizations is its participatory effect on members. “We perpetually look for opportunities to serve,

around situations of every nature. “Assistance League Outreach is a part of our organization where we respond immediately to community needs,” Reese comments. “Say there’s a flood in the area, or homeless people are moving into an apartment for

and all of our volunteers are hands-on,” Reese says. “If we’re going to provide uniforms, we [are the ones] measuring the kids, putting them in new clothes and providing entertainment during the process. We are unique in that regard.”

A VOLUNTEER’S PERSPECTIVE: Lynne Turley Lynne Turley learned of Assistance League through her husband’s firm, which worked with the organization briefly, and was instantly drawn to its proactive environment. “We moved to Minneapolis for a few years, and I made a point to find a chapter there. As soon as I [learned] we were returning, I knew I wanted to get involved,” she says. Turley not only found an assembly of women engaged in their communities but also gained valuable friendships. “It’s a group of diverse women, who are all hands-on,” she describes. “We’ve got a good process in place. Progress is made in an orderly way. The membership has an opportunity to learn what’s going on [in our communities], ask questions and give comments and thoughts.” Following in this spirit, the Authors Brunch is set to inspire. “Look forward to a sellout crowd, wonderful speakers and great food,” Turley claims. “Everybody comes away being entertained and informed.” Turley has found numerous ways to stay involved in her community, through serving on the Friends board at the Saint Louis Art Museum and as a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood to actively volunteering at STAGES St. Louis, where she is a board member. Assistance League provides opportunities for people to serve in a capacity that suits them. “If you enjoy working with children, we provide shoes, uniforms and books. If you enjoy working on events, we have two [major] fundraising events. If you like working in retail, Fantastic Finds is a resale shop totally staffed by volunteers,” she says. “It’s a lot of fun and very fulfilling.”

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city gardens, and Ladue’s halfway between, with microclimates ranging from 5B to 6B. If this fig cultivar can survive in the Windy City, though, it should work well here. We gardeners always love to push the envelope on what we can grow, to tempt fate with plant treasures that we have brought in from warmer zones. I’m going to try one more time – wish me luck!

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n a dreary, gray day, beclouded and chilly, the only brightness available to me comes from a heap of colorful new garden catalogs. Outside, only my hellebores look happy, their shy green, white or pink blooms nodding with modesty. Inside, the catalog pages suggest plant breeders have been busy – featuring, as they do, images of new hybrids that will make my current hybrids look like country bumpkins. Two of the new selections are ready for a spring wedding, in a manner of speaking: H. X ‘Blushing Bridesmaid,’ crowned by 2-inch white flowers with raspberry veining and picotee rims, and ‘Maid of Honor,’ grown in shades of soft antique rose. Perfect for a shady St. Louis garden, these fully double, evergreen seedling selections illustrate the brilliant work of Hans Hansen and come into the trade through wholesaler Walters Gardens. Deer- and rabbit-proof, they’ll be low maintenance once established. Growers also have enjoyed great success hybridizing Baptisias. Many species of the native false indigo perfectly suit our sunny natural areas now, but breeders have been busily crossing many of them for dramatic new selections. Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery has introduced two striking hybrid cultivars this year. Always irreverent in his descriptions, he calls his bodacious B. X ‘Yellow Towers’ a “bare-legged beauty.” A very upright form, this superb clear, butter-yellow form grows, indeed, completely naked for the first foot of stem. Rising to more than 4 feet at bloom, it will give height to a border without crowding out neighbors. The same series includes ‘Ivory Towers.’ This elegant selection sports pure white flowers on glaucous ebony stems, giving a magical effect. Another stunning Baptisia, ‘Lunar Eclipse,’ boasts buds that open white and gradually fade to pale blue in a color gradation going down each stem. This voluptuous hybrid comes from Jim Ault at Chicago Botanical Garden. For new annuals, Julie will be using a gorgeous new Celosia from Ball Seed Co. called C. ‘Dracula,’ with a dramatic single inflorescence in blood red, and a bright new Dianthus from Selecta called D. ‘Super Trouper Orange.’ Look for these later in the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Just because a catalog labels a plant as new, incidentally, doesn’t mean it’s hot off the breeders’ bench; it’s just appearing for the first time in that publication. In that respect, one of my sweet discoveries while researching this column was the ‘Chicago Hardy’ fig. Although it’s been around for a few years, it just made the Burpee 2017 list. I’ve always envied gardeners on The Hill for their dedicated cultivation (and success) in overwintering tender figs. At Ravenswood, even with the best of intentions, I haven’t successfully taken one of them through the winter outdoors. My garden runs at least half a zone colder than most

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Julie Lane Janet McAfee Real Estate 314-303-6504, janetmcafee.com/julielane This Moritz & Young home, located in the

location. $1.349 million

1571 Mason Knoll Road | TOWN AND COUNTRY

Konny Schaeffer Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 636-537-0300, 314-277-7660, stlouisrealestatelady.com Overlooking 30 acres of woods in the heart of Town and Country, this sprawling ranch has exquisite custom appointments both inside and out that define the beauty of the home. The property features 4,200 square feet of living space, with 4 bedrooms, 3 full-bathrooms and1 halfbathroom, plus breathtaking views from every room. $609,900

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6240 McPherson Ave. |

12451 Montsouris Drive |

ST. LOUIS

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Beth Herbster Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-369-2187, bethherbster.com

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This 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom Parkview

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sprinkler system. $599,000

14 Mosley Acres Drive |

This unique property is on 4-plus acres with woods and a pond. The contemporary, multilevel floor plan features hardwood flooring throughout the home. It includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with a finished lower level and a second unfinished lower level for storage. A one-year home warranty is included for the buyer.


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UNIVERSITY CITY

Carla Borgard Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-580-2744 (direct), 636-394-9300 (office), cbgundaker.com You, too, can live on one of the prettiest streets in University City. Built by Rothmark Homes, this home features 9-foot ceilings, wood floors, high baseboards, tiled baths, Kohler fixtures, custom paint colors and 3 full bathrooms. A covered deck leads to a private, level, wood-fenced yard and an oversized garage. $850,000

28 Twin Springs Lane |LADUE

26 Upper Ladue Road |LADUE

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This 7,500-square-foot property is a magnificent 14-year-old home. The allbrick custom residence offers exquisite architectural elements and updates throughout. Special features include a parklike 3-acre lot, with a pool and an expansive patio. A refined gourmet kitchen transitions to a double-height hearth room, along with other formal entertaining areas.

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16 Williamsburg Estates Drive | TOWN AND COUNTRY Jon Mendelson Jon Mendelson, REALTORS 314-369-3039, jonmendelson.com The stunning residence sits on 1-plus acres,

This exquisite home resides on more

exhibiting the highest level of finishes.

than 3.5 acres in one of St. Louis’ most prestigious neighborhoods and is essentially 7 years old. The fine craftsmanship of this residence blends the architectural integrity of the original estate with the features of a new custom home built on magnificent grounds. $5.625 million

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s you drive along the large circular drive, 3 acres of lush gardens and mature trees open up to reveal a sprawling residence. This traditional home showcases fantastic renovations, combining classic elements with modern-day conveniences. Two large additions flank the manse, creating one magnificent sanctuary. After meal prep inside the expanded kitchen, featuring an oversized center island with bar seating, take your ease inside the gorgeous great room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, with one of seven fireplaces found throughout the home standing front and center. The walk-out lower level complements social gatherings, with a decadent wine room and wet bar, and the backyard oasis provides a spacious brick patio and pool area. You might find your favorite space, though, is the incredible master suite, encapsulating luxury and comfort with a vaulted ceiling and private deck access, plus a sumptuous master bath. Bonuses include an expansive screened porch, in-law quarters, his-and-her offices, a side-entry 3-car garage and much more.

THIS 6-BEDROOM, 7 FULL-BATHROOM AND 1 HALF-BATHROOM HOME IN LADUE IS LISTED FOR $3.1 MILLION.

The Medelberg Team, 314-265-3888 (Medelberg), 636-530-4016 (Tucker), 636-530-4004 (office), themedelbergteam.com For more than 35 years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate (formerly Prudential Alliance, Realtors) has served the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The company operates seven branch locations with more than 400 agents in four major counties, making it one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the area. Berkshire Hathaway offers one-stop-shopping services, including corporate relocation, new-homes marketing, commercial sales, and mortgage, title and warranty products.

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One Look, Two Ways Diane von Furstenberg Dress

By Katie Yeadon

A navy dress has become as much of a closet staple as the little black dress. And since the off-the-shoulder trend gives no indication of ending anytime soon, this Diane von Furstenberg dress constitutes a must-have for any season. ($348, Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com)

Casual

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CUSP necklace, $145,

Paul Green booties, $398, Nordstrom

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Louise et Cie clutch, $198, Nordstrom

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Charity Pot body lotion, which donates 100 percent of proceeds to grass-roots charities, into your skin. All products feature safe synthetics and haven’t been tested on animals, leaving you to feel good from the inside out. Guardian of the Forest bath bomb available for $7.65, Intergalactic available for $7.75 and Charity Pot available for $27.95 at Lush (lushusa.com). 2. This Is a Strong Hair Spray by Davines locks your hairstyle in while infusing it with moisture and volume. The ultrafine mist is considered a zero-impact

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PARK CITY, UTAH

By Katie Yeadon

Park City numbers among our nation’s best ski resorts and winter destinations. Easy access, fabulous food and entertainment – with the Sundance Film Festival being just one little event hosted there – and spectacular scenery at every turn all make it a favorite spot for family visits or quick, romantic getaways.

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Necklace, $143, Splash (splashtribe.com)

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Beyond

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By Denise Kruse | Photos by Sarah Conroy

Dress and veil by Alyssa Kristin


Central West End newcomer Juno Bridal debuts a shopping destination for boho-chic brides.

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n the ever-changing world of wedding celebrations, more brides are thinking outside the box – whether that means abandoning the building completely for intimate beachside or mountaintop nuptials, or trading in the cathedral and country club for a rustic, secluded barn under stars and twinkle lights. These settings are typically not the place for traditional Victorian gowns, but digging for that “just-right” destination dress can be overwhelming among the thick crinolines. While helping her sister shop for wedding dresses last year, Juno Bridal owner Claire Ketterer found herself underwhelmed. “I didn’t see anything I really liked – everything was really traditional,” Ketterer recalls. “I knew I would want something that was unique, that would make people say, ‘Oh, wow, did you see her dress?’ I didn’t see anything like that.” She started looking online at images of dresses she would want to choose for herself, looked up the designers of those dresses and discovered that none of them had a retail presence in St. Louis. “So I said, ‘I’ll just open a bridal shop,’” she says. The timing was perfect. A St. Louis native who grew up with six siblings, all of whom currently live in the St. Louis area, Ketterer had recently moved back to her hometown to be closer to her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She had spent a few years working as a nurse in Santa Monica, California, and was looking for new opportunities. “I always wanted to start my

Juno Bridal owner Claire Ketterer

own company,” she says. Juno Bridal, Ketterer’s bridal boutique, named for the Roman goddess of marriage, is set to open on Feb. 25 on the north side of the Central West End. Its website describes the store thus: “Not your mother’s bridal shop. We’re for the free-spirited, creative, modern bride who cherishes individual style.” The Juno Bridal bride is unconventional, fashion-forward and laid back, according to Ketterer. The shop will feature a collection of six bridalgown designers, each unique to the St. Louis market, curated by Ketterer through online research and a trip to check out styles and meet designers at last fall’s New York Bridal Week. The majority of Juno Bridal dresses cost between $1,500 and $3,000, with the full range of prices from $1,400 to $5,500. Designers have a distinct bohemian feel, featuring textured lace and off-the-shoulder styles. Several of Ketterer’s designers offer customizations in addition to ready-to-wear dresses from their collection. Custom dresses are made individually to order, often with the ability to mix and match various tops and bottoms, customize fabrics or make dresses specific to size. Brides have the ability to try on samples in store to place a unique order. Most Juno Bridal dresses are ideal for destination weddings – easily packed away in


Dress by Daalarna

a suitcase to cut down on cumbersome luggage. Daughters of Simone, based in California, features romantic, bohemian-style dresses by sisters Ashley and Brittany Castanos, who began their label by altering vintage pieces found at local thrift shops. Their inspiration is drawn from their mother’s own 1970s off-the-shoulder gown, which is echoed in their designs, featuring shoulder-baring styles with crochet laces, silks and chiffons. Alyssa Kahle, of the eponymous Alyssa Kristen bridal line, is a designer based in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. “She has a really cool story,” Ketterer says. “She was an accountant and couldn’t find [a bridal gown] in Chicago, so she made her own dress, then she began making dresses and selling them online.” Alyssa Kristen designs focus on balance paired with a distinctive element – a regal collar balanced with a plunging neckline or a high neckline balanced with an open back. Nashville-based designer Olia Zavozina specializes in highly customizable dresses. Brides are able to choose their own neckline, silhouette, fabrics and

Dress by Olia Zavozina

embellishment. “I’m going to have eight of her dresses, but the brides can try them on and say, ‘I want the neckline different,’ or ‘I want a different color,’” Ketterer says. Truvelle, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, features simple, elegant, effortless dresses. Each dress is handmade in Canada, with fabric individually cut for each bride’s specifications. “I love its dresses,” Ketterer says, describing them on her website as “forwardlooking, modern and unconventional.” Named for the Titaness that ruled during the Greek Golden Age, New York-based Theia features gowns with a youthful, bohemian feel, fluid silhouettes and elaborate beading. According to Greek mythology, Theia gave gold and silver their shine, diamonds their fire and rubies and emeralds their sparkle. The label aims to bring out a bride’s inner goddess – all for under a $2,000 price point. The farthest-flung designer featured at Juno Bridal is Daalarna, based in Budapest, Hungary. “I’m trying to, from now on, keep designers in the U.S., but I loved Daalarna,” Ketterer says. Daalarna also offers

Dress by Theia

customization, allowing brides to choose the skirt of one gown and top of another, and specializes in dresses with distinct femininity and timeless elegance. Juno Bridal will be open by appointment only, with each bride and her party receiving a personalized, 90-minute, one-on-one consultation, complete with complimentary sparkling wine. Ketterer recommends shopping at least eight months in advance of your wedding to allow six months for the dress to arrive, and an additional two months for alterations. Ketterer also has seven trunk shows lined up this spring and summer, each featuring one individual designer whose entire collection will ship to Juno Bridal. During the two- to three-day duration of the trunk show, customers will receive 10 percent off items from the featured designer. Trunk shows also will be by appointment only. Appointments can be made through a form on the Juno Bridal website or over the phone. Juno Bridal, 4430 Olive St., St. Louis, 314-300-8959, junobridal.com


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THE BIG DAY: Feature Story

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hen shopping for an engagement ring, sometimes the ring that shines as bright as your love just doesn’t exist – at least, not yet. At Genovese Jewelers, Joe Genovese and his staff are able to create the perfect custom piece, bringing your vision to life. “In most cases, a customer will come in and say they like a certain part of one ring and a different part of another,” Genovese says. Creating that one-of-a-kind ring starts with a rough sketch that is taken to one of the store’s in-house computer-aided design professionals. The designer will draw up the requested design and then forward it to the customer for approval. Once the rendering is approved, a wax model is produced, allowing the customer to come in, see and feel their custom creation.

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“This gives them a good idea of the size and feel of the piece,” Genovese says. From there, the wax is converted into the precious metal of the customer’s choice, and the ring goes through a series of polishings – a process done entirely in-house. As the biggest jewelry store in St. Louis, Genovese Jewelers can offer the largest selection of inventory at the best prices, says Genovese. Although white metal has been the trend for some time, Genovese says he’s starting to see a shift back to yellow gold for engagement rings. He also notes the popularity of the halo style and the growth of simple styles. “The ornate, vintage style is slowing down,” he says. “Many women want a thin band with the largest center stone.”

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He also notes the trend of stacked rings, where the wedding band doesn’t necessarily match the wedding ring. Oftentimes, he says, they’ll add two or three bands before the wedding – creating a truly unique look. Genovese also noted that it’s expanding its Novia designer line with engagement rings – featuring more than 40 pieces, with more to come. “We’ll be launching that in the next couple of months,” Genovese says. “The response to it has been great so far.” Since 1981, Genovese Jewelers has been turning customers into friends through its passion for beautiful, handcrafted jewelry and focused service excellence. Genovese Jewelers, 12460 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314-878-6203, genovesejewelers.com


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avid Sanborn, in my opinion, is one of the most gifted, dedicated and celebrated saxophonists of our time. The music he makes has taken him on an incredible journey that started when he was growing up in Kirkwood. A 1963 graduate of Kirkwood Senior High School, Sanborn has gone on to win six Grammy Awards and to release 24 albums – eight of which went gold, and one platinum. There are so many fantastic parts of Sanborn’s story that it was hard to figure out where to start or how to tell it – something apparently Sanborn himself can sympathize with. We both realized this when I asked him, what I thought was going to be a simple question, about the kind of music he plays. Even though he’s known as a great jazz artist, he goes out of his way to avoid the connection. “I don’t use that word,” he says. “I don’t put a label on my music. It seems so limiting. You’re better off not knowing what jazz is, because if you think you know what jazz is, you’re wrong; it’s gonna change on you. If there is anything that’s true about jazz, it’s that it’s always evolving.” Amazingly, Sanborn’s musical career started because he had polio as a child. His doctors encouraged him to play the saxophone to help strengthen his lungs and chest muscles. He obviously loved to play. In high school, he says he met Bill Bay, who played the trumpet and was the son of a St. Louis music publisher. They had a band that played Glen Miller tunes at local dances. That experience led him to a chance to play with blues legends Albert King and Little Milton when he was just 14. In 1967, he joined the Butterfield Blues Band, and two years later, he found himself onstage at Woodstock. Although he doesn’t like to reminisce, I had to ask him about that iconic event in August 1969 when Max Yasgur’s farm became part of American counterculture and music history. “There were a lot of people,” he says – an understatement, in my opinion. “We had come from Chicago the night before, and we landed at LaGuardia. We tried to get there on the freeway, but the roads were closed, and they had to helicopter us in. We were the second to last band to play, right before Jimi Hendrix.” At the time, he says, they had no idea of the significance of the moment. “We thought it was just another gig. We got there and said, ‘Holy s—-, this is really something!’ But you’re not aware of it when you’re living history.” From there, his journey took him down more musically historic paths. Sanborn played with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, the Grateful Dead, the Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Eric Clapton – and the list of greats goes on and on. Last year, he teamed with fellow St. Louisans Michael McDonald and Steve Scorfina, as well as a track of the late Johnnie Johnson on piano, to complete Johnson’s only known recording of “Johnny B. Goode.” Sanborn’s journey also sometimes takes him on the high seas with another St. Louis connection; he performs at times on a jazz cruise put together by Michael Lazaroff and Clayton-based Entertainment Cruise Productions. When I spoke with Sanborn, he was taking time off for the holidays at his home in New York, but says he never stops his “training” to keep himself ready for the next gig. “There’s a maintenance factor to it, especially when it’s instrumental,” says Sanborn. “You have to maintain your technique. In a way you’re like an athlete; there’s a physical aspect to it, and as you get older, that becomes more difficult.” Last July, Sanborn turned 71, but instead of looking back, he’s looking forward. And because of what he indicated was his strong St. Louis/Midwest attitude, he keeps working hard. “Talent is great, but you don’t just sit around and wait for inspiration to strike you,” Sanborn says. “You get in there, and you do the manual labor. You plug

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Talent is great, but you don’t just sit around and wait for inspiration to strike you. You get in there, and you do the manual labor. - DAVID SANBORN away and you work on stuff; it’s what you do. It’s like being a craftsman – you make something. You create this thing that didn’t exist before – it’s like magic.” Since his family passed, Sanborn doesn’t make it back to his hometown as much as he used to, but says he loves to play at the renovated Jazz at the Bistro. It may not pass through Kirkwood very often anymore, but because of artistic resolve, I’d like to think that Sanborn’s incredible musical journey still has a ways to go.

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Paul Brown is a longtime journalist on radio, on television and in print as a reporter, an anchor, a talk show host and a columnist. He’s also a media and public relations consultant with Paul Brown Media.

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TEST DRIVE: 2016 DODGE

Charger SRT 392 Story and photos by Ryan Scott


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nside even the most pretentious automotive aficionado is an unabashed child. For all our talk of things like refinement and balance, our insistence on there being only one right way, the inner child puts on a smug grin at the thought of big Detroit iron. There are many statements than can be made with your car of choice: sophisticated, responsible, stylish – and, in the case of the Dodge Charger SRT 392, bad to the bone. Deny it if you feel you must, but who can’t enjoy that? I understand the case against a car like the Charger 392. Automotive snobs, of whom I would have to count myself, have made it ad nauseam: It doesn’t handle, it’s too front-heavy, it’s an unrefined and oafish brute. But that’s the 10,000-foot view from people who need to justify their own buying decisions. Truth is, this Charger appears to offer an unparalleled combination of power and performance in a four-door sedan compared to anything near its asking price and deserves a deeper look. Discussion of most performance cars (and certainly with American muscle cars) begins and centers on the power plant. Dodge certainly doesn’t want its owners to be one-upped and delivers hair-on-yourchest American goodness in the form of 6.4-liter, 485-horsepower, thundering Hemi V-8 power. But how this engine delivers the goods will put a smile on even a refined snob’s face. Power is accessible and ample at any rpm, but it’s also smooth and effortless. No, the 392 is not a rev-happy motor, but the power starts so low that you never wish for a bit more upper limit, as you do in the Camaro SS. Past standouts have been the twin-turboed 3.8 liter of the Maserati Ghibli and 3 liter of the BMW 340i, but this Hemi puts a gold star on the “there’s no replacement for displacement” adage. There’s no free lunch here, however. In this case, you’ll probably want to get that fuel-saver card because you’ll be visiting the pump often. Dodge says to expect 15 mpg city and 25 mph highway, but the latter number I found to be quite optimistic. I tried a stretch of eco-mode highway driving with the proverbial egg under my right foot, and the best I could muster was 22 mpg. With any pedal application, expect that number to drop precipitously. I have a mental image of something like a thumb over a garden hose, spraying petrol into the eight voluminous cylinders. The good news is that fuel economy marks the beginning and end to the list of significant downsides. Although the Charger is based on the LX chassis, which has roots dating back almost two decades, it doesn’t give a dated feel behind the wheel. The more modern Alpha chassis of the Cadillac ATS-V is undeniably more composed, but considering the extra size and rear seat usability of the Charger, it’s more of a “what’s right for you” decision than it is a compromise. With all the chassis-tuning options accessible

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AGAINST ALL SNOBS, THE DODGE CHARGER SRT 392 OFFERS PLEASANTLY SURPRISING POWER AND PERFORMANCE IN A FOUR-DOOR SEDAN.

PRICE AS TESTED: $54,685 LOANER FROM: Royal Gate Dodge | royalgatedodge.com

through a touch of the center stack SRT button, this car can turn into a capable back-road carver. If I see the option of track mode, I skip all others. Throttle response becomes hair-trigger (good), steering wheel paddle-induced shifts are instantaneous (also good) and steering tightens up and feels more direct (good again), but the suspension becomes a bit bouncy for real-world roads (could be better). I found the best combo to be a custom cocktail of everything in track mode except suspension, which I left in sport. And because I’d rather not test the limits of my insurance, I left traction controls in sport, as well. Is it the best four-door sedan in terms of chassis dynamics? No. But it is darn good, enough to pleasantly surprise this snob. Throughout, this car is loaded with track-ready goodies. So the conversation might begin with the engine, but it certainly doesn’t end there. Under the beautifully scalloped and concave 20-inch rims are a set of the biggest Brembo brakes I’ve ever seen – 15.4-inch two-piece rotors, to be exact. During my normal spirited driving, I knew they were good, but I could hear them calling me, anxious to prove the car’s forward-acceleration capability was nothing compared to what they can do. Because they asked nicely, I had to oblige with a full-pedal stop from 80 mph, but I almost instantly regretted doing so. I think I might have a mild retinal detachment or, at the very least, got to experience the feeling of having every molecule of air forced from my lungs. It was unpleasant but exhilarating at the same time – so much so that I did it again and experienced nary a bit of brake fade. This car having what is likely the best braking performance I’ve experienced is a surprise, to say the least. Snobs will find nits to pick in the Charger’s interior. There are no issues with usability; you get the proper mix of hard buttons for often-accessed functions and touch-screen controls for the many others. Visibility is good in all directions, and seating is comfortable and adjustable enough. It’s just uninspired and a bit drab. The seats were clearly intended for passengers of more ample proportions – my gluteus-challenged rear had plenty of sliding room before encountering side bolsters. Dodge’s SRT performance division has made a reputation for itself as a dissident-defying challenger that does whatever it wants. As in your face as the Charger SRT 392 is, it’s still a big step down from the convention-shattering, 707-horsepower Hellcat. Still not content, Dodge is currently teasing an even more mental car named the Demon. What’s next? I envision a Dodge with a hood badge that’s just a middle finger proudly displayed in the air. With this Charger, it delivered some serious performance chops on top of a totally livable day-to-day platform. Its only real competitor, the Chevy SS, is going away in 2017. After that, expect to pay much more if you want to play in its sandbox. To learn more about the 2016 Charger SRT 392, visit dodge.com.

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Hyken’s HOMEWORK

Teaching Teens Respect for Elders

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common challenge for many teens involves interacting with adults. I recently dropped off my son and his friends at a high school function, and I noticed that some kids respectfully shook hands with the chaperone, while others just walked past. As a parent, I felt awed by the confident kids who approached the unknown authority figure; however, as a therapist, I wondered why the other kids avoided interacting with the adult. My initial thought gave the blame to technology for the decreasing respect that youth have toward their elders. Today’s teens spend so much time looking at screens that they’ve become uncomfortable having face-to-face interactions. This idea’s somewhat true, but an ever-evolving society also can be partly blamed. In years past, children remained closer to home, playing in their neighborhoods, doing household chores and working in the family business. The general belief held that children should be seen and not heard. Kids learned to respect adults. Today’s modern families, though, differ from past

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generations, with dual working couples and singleparent households. In addition, we encourage our children to explore the world, do community service and stand up for what they believe. Teaching children respect has become ever more challenging as kids spend less time at home and more time with their peers. Parents should frequently discuss behavioral expectations. Many children feel uncomfortable interacting with older individuals, and they’ll appreciate the guidance even though they may not admit it. Tell children to look adults in the eye, use “sir” and “ma’am,” shake hands and show gratitude. Teenagers should understand that respect involves both action and attitude. Children inevitably will push parental buttons, of course, and commonly, a caregiver can inappropriately react to a negative situation. Kids, however, need to be respected, as they tend to imitate how they themselves are treated. Through emotional awareness, most adults can simultaneously discipline their children and treat them with dignity. Parents, don’t scream, belittle or humiliate; rather, enact 35. Habitation on a height 36. Downcast 37. “Full — Jacket” 38. Journeys 39. New-star lookout: 2 wds. 40. Establish 41. Cheers 43. — eclipse 44. Circle or city 47. Ulan — 48. Tree-lined street 49. Hubs 50. Present-day 53. Credence 56. Grassland 59. Orchid-root meal 60. Lingo 62. Item for a sculler 63. Turkic language 64. Davit 65. Dull surface 66. “— — a Grecian Urn” 67. Palindrome start 68. Euphoria 70. Prevention amount 71. Direct 73. Muzzle 74. Go around 78. Sacred bird 79. French philosopher 80. Three-footed 82. Showing good sense 85. Defile 87. Ponder 88. Mitigate 89. Primrose — 90. Foot soldiers 92. Malediction 93. Feel about in the dark 94. Mount—, Greece 95. Mimic 96. Wraparound garment 97. Tense 98. Crow 99. Drinking mug 100. — de force 101. Art Deco designer 103. Mil. rank 104. Time 105. NRA pres.

appropriate consequences in a rational manner. Parents remain the most important role models that children have. So parents, project a gracious demeanor by (say) treating your spouse with courtesy, holding the door open for an elderly couple entering a restaurant, and speaking kindly to service professionals. If mom and dad are going to sincerely teach children how to be respectful, then they themselves must always act respectfully – because kids are always watching. Despite your best efforts, parents, expect your children to make mistakes. So keep a sense of humor, and look for teachable moments. By focusing on the positive and celebrating achievements, your maturing child will learn to show respect to others, and eventually, they’ll teach the same lessons to their children.

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Prior to going into private practice as a psychotherapist and learning-disabilities specialist, Russell Hyken, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.A., LPC, NCC, worked for more than 15 years as an English teacher, school counselor and school administrator. Visit him online at ed-psy.com.

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utheran Senior Services (LSS), a nonprofit senior living and services network, is committed to its Christian mission of older adults living life to the fullest. Furthering this 158-year St. Louis-based organization is the new chief operating officer (COO), Gary Anderson. “Gary’s forward and innovative thinking has already impacted LSS greatly,” John Kotovsky, president and chief executive officer of LSS, says. “In his time here, he has led the delivery and navigation of clinical and post-acute care services. This has helped us establish an industry-leading system of measuring quality metrics for increased success in our care centers and assisted living communities.” Anderson joined LSS in 2014 and, since then, has served as the vice president of clinical effectiveness and chief nursing officer. During that time, he developed the LSS Practice Operations Index, measuring the quality of care for LSS’ residents while reducing lengths of stay and hospital readmission rates for REACH short-stay rehabilitation guests. “When discussing our next COO, Gary was a unanimous choice because his skills and passion aligned perfectly for the present and future needs of

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LSS,” Kotovsky notes. In his new position, Anderson will be responsible for the operations of nine continuing care retirement communities, one assisted living community, 11 affordable housing locations and a comprehensive range of home and community-based services. “We look forward to his even deeper involvement within the strategy and mission of LSS,” Kotovsky says. “Gary’s expertise, heart of service and vast knowledge of senior living and care is an incredible asset to LSS.” Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in health care, having started out in the senior living industry as a dining services employee. He then entered nursing school, eventually completing his formal education at the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in health care administration. It’s a common thread of the servant-leadership at LSS, as Kotovsky himself was a dishwasher in his early years at another LSS community, Laclede Groves. “When I visit our communities, such as Mason Pointe, I am amazed by the talent and frequently comment on how the future CEO or COO of LSS could already be working here,” Kotovsky says. Already familiar with an organization that spans

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When discussing our next COO, Gary was a unanimous choice because his skills and passion aligned perfectly for the present and future needs of LSS. - John Kotovsky

Missouri and Illinois and is ranked as 14th largest nonprofit senior living provider, Anderson intends to hit the ground running, with an additional focus on LSS’s newest addition, Mason Pointe, in Town and Country. Offering assisted living, memory care, 24-hour long-term care, and REACH short-stay rehabilitation, Mason Pointe is soon growing with plans to include independent living. 1150 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, 314-968-9313, LSSLiving.org


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“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

ALEX WALDBART FLORIST 7000 Clayton Road, 314-644-3566, alexwaldbartflorist.com St. Louis’ oldest florist company is family-owned and -operated by a fourthgeneration florist, Claire Waldbart Kramer. The business began in 1872 and, since then, has maintained its goal to provide “the freshest flowers, the best service and the most exquisite designs for our customers.”

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THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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hether for weightlifters or dieters, Clayton has a new way to celebrate “cheat day.” In December, Mother’s Fish, specializing in Southern-style fried fish and chicken, opened its doors there. It marks the casual restaurant’s third outpost currently, following locations in north St. Louis and north St. Louis County. “There’s nothing like it here in Clayton,” says owner Sean Morris. “Most everything is fried, and we take pride in serving quality food. We thrive on cooking everything to order and try to focus on making sure

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everything is just right.” According to Morris, the family business originated in 1982, when his aunt and uncle set up shop inside a local lounge. Since then, his grandmother’s recipes have graced the menus at around a dozen different Mother’s Fish storefronts in the St. Louis area. The most recent addition to the line fills the space previously occupied by Clayton Diner, with around 24 seats available in house and a largely carryout crowd. Mother’s Fish retained the former tenant’s vintage dinette furnishings but otherwise underwent cosmetic upgrades like up-to-date lighting and a new chalkboard wall bearing drawings of fishermen.

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Behind the counter, cuts of fish get a coating of cornmeal batter rather than flour before taking a dip in hot vegetable oil. For a spike of flavor, each item has an Andy’s Seasoning product as a base. Try it in items – sandwiches or entrées with sides – like the jack fillet, catfish fillet, catfish nuggets, tilapia or combination plate. The Clayton menu features a decidedly pared-down version of the offerings at Mother’s Fish’s other locations because of time constraints for the nine-to-five crowd, but many favorites still made it into the culinary fray. One daily special, for instance, features seven whole wings for only $5. Other specials include fried shrimp,

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By Mark Bretz

tripe and more. Additional menu selections include cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, chili, chicken and waffles, and fish and grits, with such side items as potato salad, coleslaw, spaghetti, hush puppies and french fries. For dessert, choose from lemon or caramel cake, washed down with something from the restaurant’s selection of bottled sodas. All of these offerings should sound like delicious temptations before catching The Way We Get By from St. Louis Actors’ Studio.

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Story: Doug wakes up and stumbles out of the bedroom in the apartment where he’s spent the night. He seems out of sorts, fidgety and unsure of what to do next. He turns on the TV, then just as quickly shuts it off, hiding the remote control in the process. When Beth comes into the living room, he notices she’s wearing his Star Wars T-shirt. She’s interested in discussing the previous evening and their return to the apartment she shares with an overly tidy young woman named Kim. Doug, though, seems preoccupied with that Star Wars shirt. The more Beth makes amorous advances toward Doug, the more he shies from her. Although they agree their sex the previous night was sensational, Doug seems less than enthused about resuming lovemaking in the light of morning. He has a myriad of reasons he gives Beth, none of which seem to make much sense and most of which annoy and frustrate her. What’s the story here? Does Doug actually find Beth attractive or not? To all outward appearances, she looks and sounds great, yet he backs off repeatedly. He isn’t married and he isn’t seeing anyone at the moment, he says, but still there’s something bothering him deep down. Maybe Beth knows what’s really on Doug’s mind after all. Maybe she has issues as well. Maybe Doug and Beth can figure out who they really are and what they actually want as individuals and as a pair. It might be the way they get by. Highlights: St. Louis Actors’ Studio teams up once again with playwright Neil LaBute, who has lent his name to the company’s highly successful New Play Festival the last few years, for an amusing rendition of a one-act comedy by LaBute from 2015. Other Info: Without giving too much away, LaBute’s premise for his 90-minute comedy is realistic enough to give his script an explanation and sufficient ballast to make it work pretty well for the most part. It’s a difficult show to appreciate initially, primarily because the first 30 minutes are almost intolerably turgid, at least under Nancy Bell’s direction. The primary fault for that, however, belongs to the playwright, who has his two characters engage in a torturously slow verbal pas de deux that brings to mind Sisyphus pushing that boulder up the hill in Hades. After that frustrating and annoying beginning, more substantive humor kicks in as LaBute reveals the real motives behind his characters. Bell does a fine job positioning her two players in ways that maximize the awkwardness in their moves and language, which is critical to the plot’s development. Sophia Brown makes for a very sexy and compelling Beth, spending much of her time clad only in that Star Wars T-shirt and a pair of briefs, courtesy of costume

designer Carla Landis Evans. For that matter, Andrew Rea as Doug doesn’t wear much either, beyond the adeptly pained expression of uncertainty on his face. Both performers are convincing as they sketch their characters as conceived by the often out-of-kilter LaBute, who can be considered misogynistic and even perhaps sadistic in some of the characters he presents in his various works, which often can seem meanspirited at first blush. With The Way We Get By, LaBute keeps his audience off-guard and fidgeting, wondering where he’ll take these two hapless and lonely souls next. Although both Beth and Doug talk about their ease with sexual conquests, something going on in their psyches indicates they’re searching uneasily for more. Brown excels at revealing Beth’s vulnerabilities, whether in discussing her persnickety roommate, whose parents own the apartment shared by the two young women, or in exploring her uncertainty about what Doug, or any man, might want. Rea’s effective at being maddeningly evasive for much of the story, holding his character’s cards ever so close to his chest as Doug contemplates how best to extricate himself from a situation that’s both irresistible and uneasy to him. Bell coaxes convincing and complex performances from both of her players to mine LaBute’s eccentric tale for all of its surprising twists and turns once the production’s tepid beginning ends.

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Company: St. Louis Actors’ Studio Venue: The Gaslight Theater, 358 N. Boyle Ave. Dates: February 17-19, 23-26 Tickets: $30-$35; contact 1-314-458-2978 or ticketmaster.com Rating: A 4 on a scale of 1-to-5

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Let LN transport you 10,000 miles to indulge in street eats and upscale seafood in Singapore and food-filled markets in Cambodia.

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t’s almost 10,000 miles from St. Louis to Singapore. Is that too far to go for dinner? Not for the curious diner. A long-anticipated visit to Singapore and two other stops in Southeast Asia focused on dining – from how things taste to where they come from. Food tourism, even for the rookie, is easy. It helps to do a little reading and research in advance. Anyone can take a food tour by walking into a market, whether it be a formal grocery store or just an area with lots of vendors, and watching what people are eating. Singapore’s a good place to begin. English is widely spoken here, and the cuisine is famously varied and delicious. Hawker centers are an early version of food courts, where all kinds of eats are available at very reasonable prices. They’re everywhere, and Singaporeans argue happily over whose version of Hainanese chicken and rice is best – the mild, fragrant dish is a good choice for the gastronomically hesitant. Choose a seat at one of the outdoor tables, mark it with something – maybe a pack of tissues – and head for the stand you want. It’s the local custom; your possessions will be safe in law-abiding Singapore. Singaporean food comes from many cultures: Chinese, Malaysian, Indian and Western. The wondrously complex laksa, a seafood soup with rice noodles, is a can’t-miss dish, and the best is often found in offthe-mainstream spots full of locals. Chili crab, another signature dish, is a whole crab cooked in a spicy tomato-based sauce with varying degrees of heat and sometimes a little sweetness, and it’s found at upscale sit-down seafood restaurants. Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, in Vietnam, provides a very different experience. Motorbikes zoom past (ending up neatly parked on sidewalks), and people sit on low stools nearby as women cook pho, a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, for breakfast and then serve it to their regulars – probably including the server who helped you with your hotel breakfast. It’s a good city for food tours that get off the tourist path and into the neighborhoods. One morning tour went to a pho restaurant before winding through a market and the surrounding neighborhood, ending in a green space to picnic on what was purchased. Among the wisdom offered was that those fresh greens that come on a plate with pho are torn up and added, not just to flavor the beef or chicken noodle soup, but to be eaten, as well. The tours come with lots of explanations of and chances to try beautiful exotic fruits like jackfruit and rambutan, those reddish spheres that look like they’re covered in Velcro. Another tour in the evening showed the best way to wrap up and consume the delicious Vietnamese pancake bánh xèo and what constitutes the true Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich, and explained why so many people are eating their dinners at restaurants that spill out onto the sidewalks. One such place served us fresh seafood, including conch with a garlic-butter sauce that put French escargot butter to shame.

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Old Market in Siem Reap

Freshwater Cambodian fish

Siem Reap, in Cambodia, is the base for visiting Angkor Wat and several other nearby temples of the same era. Its Old Market is jam-packed with household goods, tourist gifts and, of course, lots of delicious food. One morning, orange-robed monks were picking out new sunglasses. Prepare to be importuned at every step, although it’s perfectly OK to ignore such behavior. As for the food, there’s a fair amount of coconut involved in Cambodian cuisine and very little that’s deeply spicy-hot. Avoid Pub Street near Old Market, which is too much like tourist-laden Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and investigate the real thing. The most authentic immersion for many might be found at Siem Reap Food Tours, run by Steven Halcrow, a former chef from Glasgow. Traveling around by tuktuk, the motorbike-rickshaw hybrids that are everywhere in Southeast Asian countries, a visitor can enjoy the quieter parts of town, including a spot that has its own garden next to the dining tables, and a visit to the real night market, not the tourist one, where, after purchasing an array of wares – curries, rice dishes, kebabs, fruits, sweets and more – diners sit cross-legged on low platforms to sip and savor a late-night meal. Cuisine Wat Damnak, a restaurant praised by The New York Times, is owned by a French chef who uses local ingredients. The result? A $28 six-course tasting menu, expensive for these parts. That’s balanced by a place like Marum, which trains orphans for the restaurant business. The service is careful; the décor, charming; and the food, marvelous – an average meal with a drink costs less than $10. Don’t miss the chocolate cake made with the exotic Cambodian Kampot pepper and a passion-fruit sauce. The food and culture are astonishing all across Southeast Asia, almost as overwhelming as the sights and history you experience at almost every turn.

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Night market in Siem Reap

Varieties of rice

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Meals to go

Pork prawn curry


If You Go: SINGAPORE: Singapore has lots of food blogs; two of my favorites are chickenscrawlings.com and camemberu.com. To learn more about hawker centers, head to seriouseats.com and search for the site for the “A Beginner’s Guide to the Singapore Hawker Center” article – a helpful handbook for the unfamiliar. A pal sent me 15 minutes from the center of town to Original Katong Laksa in an office building called Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road. Go in the ground floor entrance; it’s on your right. There aren’t tourists here: It’s a simple little place with fluorescent lights and coolers for drinks, serving little beyond the laksa, a spicy noodle soup, which costs about $3. Not much English is spoken, but just saying laksa and choosing your drink will get what you want. Order at the counter, and choose where you sit. Original Katong Laksa closes in the late afternoon and is very busy on Sundays. Chili crab at Red House Seafood (redhouseseafood.com), which has three locations, leans toward a sweet-spicy balance.

Hawker center, Singapore

HO CHI MINH CITY: There are plenty of cafés where you can drink the great Vietnamese iced coffee, cà phê đá, and watch the world go by. Keep an eye out for the vendor in front of the Central Post Office with an immense platter of rolls on his head. Saigon Street Eats (saigonstreeteats.com) gives great tours, with touches of sociology as well as food, including lessons in how to cross the mostly non-traffic-lighted streets. Les Rives Authentic River Experience (lesrivesexperience. com) does a day tour up the Mekong to villages and farms. It’s not officially a food tour, but the food provided is very good. It’s luxurious by local standards but very worth it.

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Siem Reap Food Tours (siemreapfoodtours.com) offers both a day tour and the evening one I described in this story. Shopping in Siem Reap can be surprisingly good. Along Hup Guan Street south of the Old Market, there are a couple of blocks of handsome little buildings with interesting stores, like Trunkh CQ at #642 (trunkh.com).

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By Kaitlynn Martin

Fri. Feb. 17, to Sat., March 4

The Kranzberg Arts Center presents LADY DAY at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Chronicling the struggles involving addiction, racism, love and loss of jazz giant Billie Holiday, the show brims with a variety of musical numbers like “Strange Fruit” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do.” After select show dates, post-show talk-backs featuring special guests are scheduled. Showtimes vary. General-admission tickets cost $45. maxandlouie.com.

Fri., Feb. 17, to Sun., Feb. 19

The C.G. Jung Society of St. Louis presents CASTING SHADOWS, a play about “the Jungian process of individuation, the inner impulse in a person that can urge one on to a fuller, more creative existence.” A modern fairy tale, the play follows an aging queen who finds herself stuck between many roles. Carol Haake wrote it, and Susie Bradley will direct. Admission costs $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Showtimes vary. cgjungstl.org.

Fri., Feb. 24

As part of Ballpark Village St. Louis’ high-energy Hot Country Nights concert series, the ELI YOUNG BAND takes the stage as the last performance of the month. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets start at $15. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. stlballparkvillage.com.

Fri., Feb. 17, to Tue., April 25

The Atrium Gallery kicks off its midwinter exhibition, “ABSTRACTION.” A reception from 6 to 8 p.m. opens the event. Artwork by Willem de Looper, Michael Marshall, Annette Morriss, Fredrick Nelson, Kirk Pedersen and John Schwartzkopf will be on display. 314-367-1076. atriumgallery.net.

Sat., Feb. 18

Hwy 61 Roadhouse hosts a RETRO VINYL NIGHT. The third Saturday of every month, guests can choose selections from the establishment’s vinyl collection. No cover. 7 to 10:30 p.m. hwy61roadhouse.com.

Sat., Feb. 18

Gitana Productions presents FACES OF LOVE CONCERT AND DINNER. The Ethical Society of St. Louis concert will pair Aska Kaneko, a violinist from Japan, with St. Louis trumpeter Dawn Weber for a unique musical collaboration. This post-Valentine’s Day celebration also offers a dinner featuring dishes from St. Louis ethnic restaurants. The concert and dinner cost $50 per person, while the concert alone costs $25. 6:30 p.m. 314-721-6556. gitana-inc.org.

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Wed., Feb. 22, and Thu., Feb. 23

Jazz St. Louis presents four performances over two nights by the ROB ENDICOTT QUINTET. Endicott, a classically trained trumpeter, received his master’s degree from The Juilliard School in 1988. In the last few years, he has opened for blues acts such as Bobby “Blue” Bland and Jerry “The Iceman” Butler. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. showtimes. Tickets cost $16.50. jazzstl.org.

Mon., Feb. 20, and Tue., Feb. 21

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis hosts SONATA, a collection of sonata performances for violin, harp, piano and harpsichord. It includes pieces from Rosetti, Cimarosa, Galuppi and Beethoven. The concerts will be performed cabaret-style in The Sheldon Concert Hall. $38. 7:30 p.m. chambermusicstl.org.

Thu., Feb. 23

Poet KELLI ALLEN, author of Imagine not Drowning, leads a book discussion and reads from her new collection at Left Bank Books. The event is free, but proof of book purchase from Left Bank is required to enter the signing line. Imagine not Drowning “considers what it means to toss our heads back and allow water inward.” Allen, who has served as managing editor of Natural Bridge, is poetry editor of The Lindenwood Review. 7 p.m. 314-367-6731. left-bank.com.

Tue., Feb. 21

Left Bank Books hosts best-selling author KATHLEEN GRISSOM for a discussion of her novel Glory Over Everything. This book follows Grissom’s grass-roots bestseller, The Kitchen House, published in 2010. A review from Publishers Weekly notes that “Grissom’s lyrical storytelling is rich with period details, and the novel can be read as either a memorable stand-alone or a captivating sequel.” The event is free, but proof of purchase from Left Bank is required to enter the signing line. 7 p.m. 314-367-6731. left-bank.com.


Evangeline’ss Bistro and Music House Experience a taste of New Orleans 7 days a week, right here in the Central West End. Red beans and rice, rice gumbo, jambalaya, classic drinks, vegetarian fare available upon request. Live music most nights, too! Laissez les bon temps rouler!

512 North Euclid Ave. 314-367-3644 EvangelinesSTL.com

Guido's Pizzeria and T Tapas Located in the Hear Heart of “The Hill”, Guido’s Pizzeria and Tapas offers the best of Mediterranean Cuisine. With a men menu full of Classic Italian Fare and Traditional Spanish Entrées and Tapas, delivering a “Taste of Spain in the Mid Middle of Italy”. With made-to-or made-to-order dishes, like Guido’s Homemade Lasagna,Tapas Calientes and rich Caramelized Flan you'll ou'll be sur sure to love.

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St. Louis’ Favorite Italian Dining Experience At Charlie Gitto’s restaurant, guests are #1! From the moment guests arrive at our casually elegant establishments,we present warm, attentive and personalized service.Always on-hand is a professionally-trained sommelier to help diners perfectly complement their meal with a bottle of wine from our extensive list.While Italian/Sicilian preparations have made Charlie Gitto’s a name known coast-to-coast, our menu also presents an array of signature steaks, veal, seafood, pizzas, salads, appetizers and desserts, such as homemade gelato. Plus, enjoyy outdoor dining On the Hill and at Chesterfield on our patio.We invite you to be our guest!

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THE ART OF ENTERTAINING

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Looking for a unique way to show your appreciation? Say thanks by giving your loved one a night off – with the gift of delicious food, wrapped in a bow!

BARRISTER’S

7923 Forsyth Blvd., 314-726-5007, barristersinclayton.com With the largest selection of craft beer in Clayton and 30-plus bloody mary

GUIDO’S “ON THE HILL”

5046 Shaw Ave., 314-771-4900, guidosstl.com

options for brunch, you won’t want to miss out. Barrister’s – not your typical pub fare, not your typical sports bar!

Discover the best Mediterranean cuisine, with made-to-order dishes from Guido’s, such as homemade lasagna, tapas calientes or rich caramelized flan. The pizzeria delivers a “taste of Spain in the middle of Italy.”

EVANGELINE’S BISTRO AND MUSIC HOUSE

512 N. Euclid Ave., 314-367-3644, evangelinesstl.com Experience a taste of New Orleans right here in the Central West End. Red beans and rice, gumbo, jambalaya, classic drinks and live music await. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

FRAZER’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

1811 Pestalozzi St., 314-773-8646, frazersgoodeats.com Experience Frazer’s, an anchor in St. Louis’ historic Benton Park since 1992. With its private dining packages and globally inspired menu, all your future gatherings already are taken care of.

HAVELI INDIAN RESTAURANT

9720 Page Ave., 314-423-7300, havelistl.com Indulge in authentic Indian cuisine, with temptations made of curries from fresh, natural

GIOVANNI’S KITCHEN

8831 Ladue Road, 314-721-4100, giovanniskitchenstl.com

ingredients. With lunch and dinner buffets available daily, come see the hospitality traditions of India for yourself.

This jewel in Ladue continues to shine bright with scrumptious Italian specialties, from a succulent calzone for lunch to the Sicilian spiedini for dinner. Discover how this Italian restaurant earned its noteworthy status.

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HERBIE’S

8100 Maryland Ave., 314-769-9595, herbies.com The famed St. Louis fine dining spot has become the perfect place for business lunches and late-night dinners. Stop in at our new location, which opened in early November, and you’ll feel as if you’re already a regular!

IL BEL LAGO

11631 Olive Blvd., 314-994-1080, bellagostl.com Uncover the delectable taste of The Hill within Creve Coeur. Frank and

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9202 Clayton Road, 314-567-9100,

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todayattruffles.com Butchery, Truffles’ meat market, in addition to a full butcher service, offers fantastic takeout, fresh seafood and sandwiches, daily gluten-free breads, prepared meals, select wines and local brews,

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catering and so much more.

8388 Musick Memorial Drive, 314-647-2222, eatrevelkitchen.com Get tasty, nutritious meals delivered to your door. Revel Kitchen has comprehensive meal plans to help you lose weight, gain muscle or simply stay on track. Don’t just eat food, Revel in it.

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Now Available 8 Valley View Place

TIME STOOD STILL Ladue 10:00 hours

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February 17, 2017  

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