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Welcome to our Chesterfield Office

Welcome to our Chesterfield Office

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Welcome to our Chesterfield Office

Welcome to our Chesterfield Office

Melanie Harkey

Jill Hatcher

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Amy Meier

Stacey Sanders

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Welcome to our Chesterfield Office

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P ROPERTIES F OR S ALE Sunday Open Houses: ! 1:00-3:00 ! 2:00-4:00

NEW LISTINGS 1617 Lily Wood Ct 1215 DeNoailles Dr 5342 Reber Pl

Wildwood Ballwin St Louis

$715,000 $389,900 ! $234,000

1170 Greystone Manor Pkwy Chesterfield 1448 Topping Rd Town & Country 1717 Morre Rd Bay/Hermann 54 Thornhill Dr Wildwood 1132 Sara Mathews Ln Wildwood 1940 Brakemeyer Rd Owensville 32 Muirfield Ln Town & Country 16944 Riverdale Dr Chesterfield 17900 Homestead Bluffs Dr Wildwood 246 Woodlawn Dr Washington 1201 Bonhomme Branch Ct Chesterfield 2341 Ossenfort Valley Ct Wildwood 129 Bellerosa Dr Des Peres 29 Blackwolf Run Wildwood 739 Wilkinson Pl Labadie 342 Saint Andrews Dr Saint Albans

$2,490,000 $1,795,000 $1,600,000 $1,399,000 $1,175,000 $995,000 $950,000 $949,900 $899,900 $895,000 $799,900 $749,900 $715,000 ! $699,000 $695,000 $639,900


Bob Bax Manager, Ladue/Frontenac 314-997-7600

Direct: 636-299-1171 Office: 636-537-0300

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Direct: 314-341-2966 Office: 636-537-0300

Welcome to our Ladue Office

Welcome to our Ladue Office

Carol Murphy

Betsy Wells

Direct: 314-566-7780 Office: 314-997-7600

924 Chapel Oaks Frontenac The Enclaves at Cherry Hills Wildwood 4500 Highway 109 Eureka 1453 Highland Valley Cir Wildwood 1329 Webster Path Webster Groves 17884 Suzanne Ridge Dr Wildwood 1525 Suzanne Ridge Ct Wildwood 1642 Wilson Forest View Ct Chesterfield 14321 Strawbridge Ct Chesterfield 12404 Cedar Moor Dr Town & Country 1503 Scofield Valley Ln Wildwood 2656 January Ave St Louis City 3876 Thunderbolt Ln Wildwood 392 Greentrails Dr Chesterfield 2263 Sentier Dr Wildwood 7307 Northmoor Dr University City 18717 Petra Ct Wildwood 14090 Conway Road Chesterfield 17017 Westridge Oaks Dr Wildwood 15550 Wendimill Dr Chesterfield 1 Frederick Ln Glendale 703 Oak Hall Ln Manchester 661 East Madison Ave Kirkwood 567 Highland Ridge Dr Ballwin 774 Paschal Dr St Louis Co 5728 Kingsbury Pl St Louis City 1049 Carman Rd Ballwin 960 Jeanerette Dr University City 3851 Blow St Louis City 4550 Morganford Rd St Louis City 4437 Morganford Rd St Louis City 2236 Edwards St The Hill 4317 Tyrolean Ave St Louis City

Pat Malloy Manager, Chesterfield 636-537-0300

Cindy Baker

Direct: 314-368-4008 Office: 314-997-7600

$639,000 $619,000 $595,000 $574,000 $550,000 $514,900 $497,500 $486,900 $439,900 $434,900 $425,000 $425,000 $425,000 $399,900 $399,900 $399,900 $374,900 $374,500 $329,900 $289,000 $275,000 $249,900 $215,000 $195,000 $184,900 $169,900 $169,900 $169,000 $159,000 $129,000 $119,000 $98,500 $88,500


7 Bonhomme Grove Ct 8025 Maryland Ave #11D 17 Upper Conway Ct 8025 Maryland Avenue #12B 400 S 14th St #1116 633 Spyglass Summit Dr 737 Stone Meadow Dr 5367 Pershing Ave #1 6246 Northwood Ave #2E 307 Holloway Ridge Ct 801 S Skinker Blvd #4B 200 S Brentwood #13B 4362 Maryland Ave #A 178 Baxter Heights Ct 1870 Ridgeview Circle Dr 4100 Laclede Ave #310 13006 Autumn Fields Ct 14524 Greencastle Dr 704 Sandy Summit Dr 1072 Brooksgate Manor 322 N Boyle Ave #LLN 1845 Misty Moss Dr 604 Pine Ridge Trails Ct #101 7571 Buckingham #3 2315A Ann Ave 851 Woodside Trails Dr 814 Wendevy Ct 11999 Villa Dorado #C 942 Guelbreth Ln #200

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$1,200,000 $1,195,000 $799,900 $725,000 $544,900 $540,000 $360,000 $295,000 $295,000 $259,000 $244,500 $215,000 $215,000 $214,900 $214,900 $199,900 $189,900 $174,900 $160,000 $159,900 $134,900 $129,900 $129,900 ! $124,999 ! $115,000 $114,000 $89,900 $79,900 $52,500

Defiance St Charles

$2,860,000 $355,000


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SOCIETY IT HAPPENED ALMOST A YEAR AGO ON A PERFECT SPRING MORNING: A host of dignitaries from St. Louis’ civic, business, philanthropic and arts communities were among those gathered at a ribbon-cutting to officially launch the area’s new classical music station, Radio Arts Foundation-St. Louis (RAF-STL). The anticipation had been building to that day, especially among St. Louisans who’ve missed hearing their sonatas and concertos and waltzes and marches on the radio since classical music went dark over local airwaves in 2010. As you can imagine, hearing the opening notes of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 to herald RAF-STL’s inaugural broadcast certainly was sweet music to the ears of classical music fans. And today, as RAF-STL prepares to mark its first anniversary on April 8, the station is looking to the future, with new programming, live broadcasts and an even stronger signal in the works. Of course, there will be celebration: RAF-STL is throwing its first-ever concert fundraiser next month, with Ladue News as a proud Patron Level Sponsor. See the complete story on p. 27.


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OSCAR PREVIEW Debbie Baldwin compares notes with local film connoisseur Brandon LaMew to rank the best movies that have been awarded the Academy’s Best Picture award.

32 MARCH FASHION Spring has sprung in the land of fashion, and one of Katie Yeadon’s favorite trends for the new season is watercolor prints. Brush strokes of color in vibrant hues, these prints give an artsy look to your spring wardrobe.


THEATER REVIEW: JERSEY BOYS Four kids from the tough streets of New Jersey are lighting up the stage at The Fabulous Fox.

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ON THE COVER: Assistance League’s Operation School Bell provides school uniforms for children in need. The nonprofit’s programs are supported by Fantastic Finds, an upscale boutique located at 12778 Olive Blvd. Pictured on the cover: Assistance League’s Roxie Randolph with Narissa Clopton. For more information, call 579-9500 or visit THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 24.

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More New Listings 2 Spoede Lane (Creve Coeur). For the buyer looking for it all! This move-in ready home exudes sophisticated elegance. Situated on an acre-plus lot, the rich interior offers countless sought-after features. The updated kitchen boasts stainless appliances and beautiful granite. The master defines comfort with bath, steam shower, whirlpool tub and a walk-in closet. A truly inviting finished lower level is perfect for the kids or to catch the big game. $625,000


326 Lyonnais (Creve Coeur). Enter the warmth of this beautifully maintained, five-bedroom home. Built for entertaining, each room flows beautifully into the next. A see-through fireplace in the family room connects to the hearth room; both with a wall of windows and sliding glass door leading to a decorative brick wall patio. The updated kitchen with island, beamed ceiling and built-ins is one of many gathering places for friends and family. Further amenities include: main floor master, walk out lower level, wet bar and a three-car garage! $599,000


9 Knightsbridge (St. Peters). Bright, light, updated and ready! This one-and-ahalf story home offers soaring ceiling heights and an open floor plan. Updated from top to bottom, the inviting interior has three bedrooms and two full baths. Some of the many updates include: newer roof, newer air conditioner, soffit, siding and energy efficient windows. The kitchen has gorgeous wood cabinet fronts, granite counters, stainless steel appliances. $150,000


1450 Bluebird Terrace (Brentwood). Motivated seller! Don’t miss this move-in ready condo in sought-after Brentwood Forest! This prime unit offers a flowing, open floor plan and boasts vaulted ceilings and great entertainment space. The spacious living room has a wood burning fireplace, new carpeting, fixtures and neutral, fresh paint. Kitchen has a new refrigerator and oven with updated cabinets. The large master bedroom opens to a second bedroom with walkout to the second wood deck. $124,900


9415 Meister Lane (Affton). A wonderful opportunity to build your dream home! This level and private lot nestles itself in a friendly and established neighborhood. At approximately 19,000 square feet, the lot allows ample room to build a home that your family will come to love for years to come. $85,000


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1. 38 Kingsbury Place ● St. Louis


This is truly a perfect opportunity to live on such a celebrated street with majestic street presence. This English-style gem was once the home of Pulitzer Prize winner, Sarah Teasdale. The one-of-a-kind guesthouse comes equipped with a full kitchen, family area, bedroom and full bath. Entertaining will be a breeze with the front to back living room boasting an impressive fireplace and built-ins. Features include exquisite gardens, mahogany paneling, luxury baths, custom dressing rooms and so much more.

2. 1935 Parkridge Avenue ● Brentwood


Stylish home has many sought after updates. This four bedroom features hardwood floors throughout the first floor. In addition, the living room has built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. The kitchen is updated with white cabinets, granite tops, and stainless appliances. Family room walks out to the deck--all perfect for entertaining. Upstairs you will find a master bedroom suite with walk in closet and a master bath with double sinks, tub and separate shower. Lovely finished level, level lot, spacious throughout…what an opportunity!

3. 438 Somerset Avenue ● Webster Groves


Don't miss this four bedroom home in a most sought-after Webster neighborhood. The beautiful, lush lot is over a half acre and the terrific family home is filled with potential. Boasting an open floor plan, features includes: nicely-sized rooms, pretty hardwood floors, good light and a third floor with great expansion potential. The eat-in kitchen and the family room addition open to a wonderful deck. The lower level has a full bath and two finished areas. This house is waiting for some lucky buyers to make it all their own.

4. 818 Rolfe Drive ● Warson Woods


Located in most desirable Warson Woods, this lovely two-plus bedroom, two-and-a-half bath situates itself on a very generously sized lot. Designed for the entertainer in you, the home has an open floor plan, spacious family room addition, sizable and updated kitchen and lovely outdoor spaces. The large master defines comfort and includes a walk-in closet and new master bath.

5. 651 Brookhaven Court ● Kirkwood


Youthful, open and nestled in a family-friendly cul-de-sac, this luxurious home sits on a large, level lot. The rich interior boasts fireplace in the hearth room, spacious master suite, gourmet kitchen with center island, custom cabinetry and breakfast room. Further offerings include: three-car garage, custom deck, walk-in closets and so much more. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.

6. 18 Washington Terrace ● St. Louis


Located on the National Historical Register, this stately Tudor manse has been carefully restored and renovated. The home provides modern amenities that include an updated kitchen; dining room crowned with ornate ceiling plaster work, imported fireplace mantel and built-in bookshelves; mammoth family room adjoining living room; and master suite with gas fireplace and dressing room with custom closet fittings. Third floor ballroom, heated PebbleTech pool and carriage house with apartment further enhance this wonderful listing.

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HE MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM played host to The Biggest Birthday Ball, a once-in-a-lifetime celebration attended by more than 500 guests to celebrate St. Louis’ 250th anniversary. Historical figures from St. Louis’ past interacted with attendees, while top local blues and jazz artists, including Arvell Keithley, Kim Massie, Theo Peoples and Charles Glenn, covered the city’s rich musical heritage from Scott Joplin to Nelly. The Missouri History Museum exhibit, 250 in 250, was available for viewing. Guests also enjoyed food and beverages. Many party-goers came dressed inspired by their favorite decade. Honorary co-chairs were Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley; co-chairs were Tom and Carol Voss, David Diener and Donna Wilkinson. Also in attendance: Michele Chouteau-Francis, a direct descendant of St. Louis founder Auguste Chouteau; and Terry Mason-Moore, the second woman to become assistant chief of the Osage Nation.

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DIANE’S SCOOP stl250 chair Tom Voss was excited about the new stl250 app that can be downloaded for free. It gives information on where events will be taking place throughout the year, as well as offer a location guide for Cakeway to the West…LN design editor Alan E. Brainerd is jetting off to Palm Beach for Lily Pulitzer’s estate auction…The Symphony’s Adam Crane shared with me that for the second year in a row, the Cardinals have asked for their signature song to be played at the beginning of each home game. It was composed by the late Richard Hayman…Barbara Archer took the ‘dress for the decade’ theme seriously: She found her exquisite 1940s gown from a Washington, Mo., antique store…Steve Schankman is glad that Fair St. Louis will move to Forest Park this year. He thinks it makes more sense to have it in the park, we shall see…stl250 executive director Erin Budde says she decided to take on the job because she would never have the chance to do it again! We all are grateful to her for a job well done!...It’s a wedding for Ward and Carol Klein’s daughter, Kristen, who is getting married in June to Stephen McGauley...Meanwhile, Marylen Mann is busy working on a fashion show to benefit Lift for Life Academy, to be held at The Ritz-Carlton in May.


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8 Oakleigh Lane, Ladue Offered at $1,450,000.

2269 South Warson Road, Ladue Offered at $1,050,000.

12801 Bellerive Springs, Creve Coeur Offered at $969,000.

809 Tara Estates Court TBB, Chesterfield Offered at $875,750.

6127 Lindell Boulevard, CWE Offered at $950,000.

Highway H on 1,760 Acres, Glenwood New Listing. Offered at $5,800,000.

316 Cabin Grove Lane, Creve Coeur New Listing. $769,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM.

1 Exmoor Drive, Ladue Offered at $774,900.

40 Brighton Way, #2N, Clayton Offered at $725,000.

10 Ladue Forest, Ladue New Listing. $669,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM.

344 Runnymede Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $675,000.

1020 Medoc Court, Town & Country New Listing. $970,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM.

4 Godwin Lane, Ladue Offered at $645,000.

12771 Wynfield Pines Court, Des Peres New Listing. Offered at $619,900.

11 Balcon Estates, Creve Coeur New Listing. $899,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM.

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visit us Open Sunday, March 2nd 8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country. $2,220,000. 1-4 PM

9054 Fair Oaks Crescent, Richmond Heights Offered at $549,000.

1010 Kuhlman Lane, Webster Groves Offered at $469,000.

750 South Hanley Road, #350, Clayton Offered at $392,000.

907 Camargo Drive, Ballwin Offered at $279,000.

6177 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis Offered at $274,000.

22 Glenhaven Drive, Glendale New Listing. $269,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM.




732 JUANITA AVENUE, Glendale.


7352 WESTMORELAND DRIVE, University City.




1760 Acres on HIGHWAY H, Glenwood. A rare opportunity to





own 1,760 acres of prime land awaits with this stunning hunting





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722 N. LACLEDE STATION RD., Webster Groves. $135,000



1020 MEDOC COURT, Town & Country. Better than new 5 BR

9828 OLD WARSON ROAD, Ladue.


4,500 square foot home with fabulous updates throughout. 3-car

729 HIGHWAY H, Troy.


10 COUNTRY LIFE ACRES, Town & Country.


40 BRIGHTON WAY, #2N, Clayton.

garage and finished lower level. $970,000.


Open 3/2, 1-3 PM




322 CARLYLE LAKE DRIVE, Creve Coeur.


9119 CLAYTON ROAD, Ladue.




story home nestled on a lush, private 1+ acre lot. Gourmet



Open 3/2, 1-3 PM

17360 ORVILLE ROAD, Wildwood.


16519 KINGSPOINTE LAKE LANE, Clarkson Valley. $979,000 316 CABIN GROVE LANE, Creve Coeur. Beautifully designed

12801 BELLERIVE SPRINGS DRIVE, Creve Coeur. $969,000

2-story 4BR/3.5BA, home in move-in condition sits nestled among







trees on a great private lane. $769,000.

Open 3/2, 1-3 PM

10 LADUE FOREST, Ladue. A unique and exceptional one-story home on a quiet cul-de-sac. Bright and cheery four season sunroom


and a huge finished recreation room. $669,000. Open 3/2, 1-3 PM 2 MIDPARK LANE, Ladue.


344 RUNNYMEDE DRIVE, Creve Coeur.


3,000 square feet 12-year-old ranch in desirable cul-de-sac.



4BR/3f2hBA, hardwood floors and granite countertops $619,900

563 DEER VALLEY COURT, St. Albans.


301 CHASSELLE AVENUE, Creve Coeur.


22 GLENHAVEN DRIVE, Glendale. Attractive 4BR/3BA ranch



home with a finished walk-out lower level. Two level private

1088 McKNIGHT ORCHARD, Richmond Heights.


deck and 2-car garage. $269,000.


Open 3/2, 1-3 PM

503 GLENMEADOW DRIVE, Ballwin. This home has been


625 SOUTH SKINKER, #1202, St. Louis.


750 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD, #350, Clayton.


917 NORTH SPOEDE ROAD, Creve Coeur.


7515 BUCKINGHAM DRIVE, #3S, Clayton.




710 SOUTH HANLEY ROAD, #7B, Clayton.


2033 FALLING BROOK DR., Maryland Heights.


714 HOMERUN DRIVE, O’Fallon.






916 BLUFF ROAD, Pevely.

$469,000 $425,000

9054 FAIR OAKS CRESCENT CT., Richmond Heights. $549,000



739 ORIENTAL LILY, O’Fallon.





Lot 3-8,11,12 BRETON WOODS CT., Wildwood. $225,000-$235,000

master bath with large shower and tall countertops.

360 WEST POINT COURT, University City.


GOVERNOR PLACE #2 LOT 46, St. Charles.






8730 TEASDALE AVENUE, University City.


907 CAMARGO DRIVE, Ballwin.


961 Glenbrook Avenue, Glendale Offered at $199,000.


1010 KUHLMAN LANE, Webster Groves.


7515 Buckingham Drive, #3S, Clayton Offered at $215,000.


8011 PRESIDIO COURT, #2A, University City.

tastefully updated with newer kitchen and a spacious updated $249,000

503 Glenmeadow Drive, Ballwin New Listing. Offered at $249,000.

200 SOUTH BRENTWOOD BLVD., #15C Clayton. $269,000

4114 HIGHWAY DD, Salem.

17720 GREYSTONE TERRACE DRIVE, Wildwood. $579,900

1-3 PM


11 BALCON ESTATES, Creve Coeur. Stunning custom 1.5-

kitchen, patio and 3-car garage. $899,000.

2 MIDPARK LANE, Ladue. $749,000.


4386 West Pine Boulevard, #1W, CWE Offered at $169,000.







6177 WASHINGTON BLVD., St. Louis.


8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country.




1594 MILBRIDGE DRIVE, Chesterfield.




395 HIGHWAY V, Troy.


12228 GLENPARK DRIVE, Maryland Heights.


809 TARA ESTATES COURT TBB, Chesterfield.


722 N. Laclede Station Road, Webster Groves Offered at $135,000.

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Offered at: $1,680,000 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4 Full and 3 Half

Offered at: $1,095,000 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4.5 | Square Feet: 3,968

395 Highway V in Troy

5 Huntleigh Downs in Frontenac

29 lush acres wrap around the custom built 1.5 story home and 5 acre lake. The entrance invites you down the paved drive and beautifully landscaped front yard into a gracious, but warm interior. The curved staircase in the 2-story foyer, beautiful upgraded flooring, and the peaceful view of the lake from almost every room in the home make you feel like you are in a private estate. The kitchen and butler’s pantry area include stunning custom cabinetry, granite countertops, commercial grade gas range and custom built-in fridge. A finished walkout LL offers plenty of additional space. Stocked lake creates a haven.

Elegant one and one-half story home offers a wonderful location and also lends itself to single floor living! Seller has renovated this lovely home situated on a private, lush 1+ acre lot. Gorgeous millwork, glowing hardwood floors and fine finishes set this property apart from the rest. A spacious main-floor master suite features his and her bathrooms and large walk-in closets. The elegant living and dining rooms are part of a comfortable floorplan that includes family room/hearth room, butler’s pantry, laundry and mud rooms on the main level and a partially finished walkout lower level below. Picturesque lot. Located in Ladue Schools.

LISTING AGENT: Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

LISTING AGENT: Christy Thompson 314.974.6140

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Offered at: $970,000 | Bedrooms: 5 | Bathrooms: 4 Full and 2 Half | Square Feet: 4,500

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This home is better than new! Everything has been updated, renovated, expanded and improved in the past few years. A fabulous center hall plan with a main floor master suite and a finished lower level. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features custom cabinetry, a center island with 2nd sink, Dacor appliances, granite counters, walk-in pantry and is open to the family room. The cozy family room has a box beamed ceiling, wet bar, gas fireplace and overlooks the expansive acre yard. The formal living and dining rooms feature moldings and bay windows. The first floor also includes a glass enclosed porch with a stone wood burning fireplace. 3-car garage. Great house!

Wonderfully spacious home in popular Clermont Lane. The first floor features a beautiful living room, dining room, family room with large picture window and fireplace plus a kitchen which opens into a cheery sunroom. Additionally on the main floor there is the master bedroom with an updated bath and two other bedrooms and a full hall bath. The second floor has two very large bedrooms each with an alcove and another hall bath plus a cozy office or nursery. The outside offers a patio, swimming pool, hot tub and a rock wall with a water feature. The charming covered front porch completes the inviting look and feel to this excellent home!

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Stunning architectural gem available March 11th. This home offers a dramatic two story living room and vaulted dining room, beautiful trim, millwork and fixtures. The home also features a first floor master suite and sitting room, three additional bedrooms and baths; and a lovely oasis of comfort with its indoor pool and entertaining spaces. The spacious family room is adjacent to the kitchen and upstairs you will find an additional recreation/workout area. Outside, in the fully fenced backyard, you will find beautiful trees and some landscaping with rare plants from the Missouri Botanical Gardens. All this and more is located in a prime Clayton locale.


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HE YALE CLUB OF ST. LOUIS AND Les Amis co-hosted a dinner in honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis at Windows on Washington. Diplomatic dignitaries were among the honored guests: Ambassador Francois Delattre of France, ambassador Ramon Gil-Casares of Spain, principal chief John Red Eagle of the Osage Nation, and délégué du Québec Éric Marquis. The dinner followed an all-day symposium at the Missouri History Museum, which was co-sponsored by Yale and Washington universities and Les Amis. The group, Poor People of Paris, entertained during cocktails and dinner. Event co-chairs were Elizabeth Sayad and John McClelland. More photos on page 72

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PECIAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION held its annual Heroes with Heart event at the Bogey Club in Ladue. Honorary heroine, Debbie Bentele, was recognized for her efforts in going above and beyond in support of children with disabilities. This year’s special guest speakers and chairs included Susan and Gene McNary, as well as master of ceremonies Kim Tucci. Guests were treated to an elaborate cocktail buffet, as well as live piano entertainment provided by a talented student representing the organization.

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HE FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS, A national nonprofit focused on sight-saving research, presented its latest Visionary Award to Cardinals leftfielder Matt Holliday and Bob O’Loughlin, chairman and CEO of Lodging Hospitality Management, during the fifth annual St. Louis Dining in the Dark. The event took place at Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, where guests experienced a unique glimpse into the lives of the visually impaired by dining in complete darkness. Diners wore special lightblocking masks and ate their entrée using only their heightened senses of smell, sound, taste and touch. Co-chairing the event were Jason and Leslie Morris, whose son was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. John Mozeliak, senior VP and GM of the Cardinals, served as honorary chair. Dan McLaughlin served as master of ceremonies. The event raised more than $320,000 for the foundation. More photos on page 72

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HE ADOPTION EXCHANGE RECENTLY HELD ITS Karaoke Benefit for the Kids at Busch Stadium’s Redbird Club. Emcee Kevin Jackson kicked off the night of karaoke, while a VIP reception gave guests time to mingle, enjoy an open bar and appetizers and join in singing renditions of their favorite songs. Larry Walker, the Missouri Adoption Exchange Advisory board chair, welcomed guests and presented the evening’s co-chairs: John Sanders, Kevin Jackson and Jerry Holloway. The Adoption Exchange has been connecting children and families since 1983. Since that time, more than 7,000 children have been placed in the care of loving families. More photos on page 72

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It’s almost here: The first-ever Celebration of the Sound of Art to benefit RADIO ARTS FOUNDATION-ST. LOUIS takes place Wednesday, March 19, at The Sheldon. The concert fundraiser features three of classical music’s top luminaries—violinist GIL SHAHAM, pianist ORLI SHAHAM and St. Louis Symphony’s own DAVID ROBERTSON—performing together on stage. A dinner and cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 8 p.m. concert. For tickets, call 881-3523. The event is co-chaired by PEGGY RITTER and MARSHA RUSNACK, with SAM and MARILYN FOX serving as honorary co-chairs.

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An upcoming luncheon to benefit the AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB MUSEUM OF THE DOG is drawing some star power: Beverly Hills jewelry designer to the stars HUTTON WILKINSON is the featured guest speaker for the June 19 event at Saks Fifth Avenue. Wilkinson, the former business partner of legendary designer TONY DUQUETTE, is sure to bring a dash of Hollywood to the festivities. VERONICA McDONNELL is serving as event chair. For tickets, call Stephen George at 821-3647 or email

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WORD AROUND TOWN The REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION has a new chair: MICHAEL SCULLY has been appointed chairman of RAC’s board of commissioners by County Executive CHARLIE DOOLEY effective immediately. Scully, the St. Louis regional president of PNC Bank, has served as the commission’s treasurer for the past eight years. He takes over for DONNA WILKINSON, who has been chair since 2007.

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More than 75 middle- and high-school students from 33 area schools submitted entries to Chesterfield Arts’ annual Phyllis Corbet Writing Contest. Local educators, writers and literary art experts judged the entries, and the winning students in each category received cash prizes and bookstore gift certificates. Pictured: High school winners of the 2013 Chesterfield Arts’ Phyllis Corbet Writing Contest Local teens helped spread the love this Valentine’s Day by sending area seniors more than 1,000 Valentines as part of Love Letters, a program sponsored by Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA),, Mentor Up and the Meals on Wheels Association of America. More than 68,000 teens across the country contributed cards for almost 100,000 seniors. The cards were included in meal deliveries from Meals on Wheels volunteers. Pictured: Katie Fenton

The YMCA of Greater St. Louis began its 2014 Strong Community Campaign at the Edward Jones corporate headquarters, announcing a fundraising goal of $2.175 million. The campaign helps YMCA members with financial support for membership dues, summer camp and child-care services, and supports Y Literacy Services. Last year’s campaign raised more than $1.9 million. Pictured: Gary Schlansker, Emily Pitts, Jim Weddle and Al Kent

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F YOU CAN’T WAIT TO GET A TASTE OF spring, then you’re in luck! Fantastic Finds, the upscale resale boutique staffed by volunteers for Assistance League St. Louis, has just done a little spring cleaning (and restocking) in preparation for the warm weather ahead. The shop is fully stocked with gently used, donated items ranging from women’s, men’s and children’s clothing—including designer labels—to accessories, home décor, furniture, dishes, books and toys. “We have taken the shop to an upscale level,” notes Karen Vinyard, chair of Fantastic Finds. “Whenever I leave the shop, I always take one last look around and think, How darling is this? And our customers are devoted to us, as well.” To make sure that each item in the shop really is a ‘fantastic find’ for those dedicated supporters, the staff has a high standard for the quality of donations that are sold there, she adds. “If part of a donation is not quite up to our standard, if it’s a little too worn, we donate it to Salvation Army. We do not waste anything, not even a paperclip!”

The shop—like all of Assistance League’s programs—is completely staffed by volunteers. It takes some 35 members to run it, from working on the floor to pricing and preparing merchandise for sale. “The volunteers are amazing women,” Vinyard says. “I’ve never worked with such smart, professional women in my life.” From members with a background in retail who specialize in displaying merchandise, to pricing experts, sewing mavens and technologically savvy members who produce an email flyer, everyone’s contributions are vital, she says. With input from those skilled members, Fantastic Finds supplies more than $250,000 annually for Assistance League. “The shop supplies 30 percent of our funds,” says Vicki Kearney, president of Assistance League. “Those individuals who donate know the funds are going back to the community.” And they do so in the form of Assistance League’s programs, which primarily focus on women and children. For instance, Operation School Bell provides school uniforms for children in need. “This year,

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Promoting a Healthy Mindset By Brittany Nay

residents. More than 140 social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors who have graduated from the institute’s adult programs, as well as 30 child therapists, annually serve more than 500 patients. Additionally, the institute houses the Betty Golde Smith Library, an extensive collection of psychoanalytic literature easily accessible to the community. In an effort to raise awareness of its mission, the Psychoanalytic Institute will hold Spring Fling: Uncorked on April 29 at the historic Magic Chef Mansion in Compton Heights. The cocktail party will feature hors d’oeuvres from Balaban’s, wine and entertainment, including live music, mansion tours, and a wine-themed silent auction. About 150 attendees are anticipated for the event, with a goal of raising $60,000, Godwin says. The event brought in $45,000 last year. The gala funds will benefit the institute’s child development programs. “We provide professionals with the advanced training they require to support the emotional needs of kids,” notes Godwin, who also is serving as this year’s event chair. Therapists, social workers, teachers and

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counselors are trained in theory and practice to aid kids and understand their emotional lives, he explains. “They are addressing childhood problems and offering parents and kids the tools to provide happy, healthy and vibrant kids.”

ON THE COVER: Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides an array of psychoanalytic education and treatment programs in aid of mental health, will host its annual fundraising gala, Spring Fling: Uncorked, on April 29 at The Magic Chef Mansion. Pictured on the cover: Gary Godwin, Cheryl Griffin, Curt Engler, Paul Wentzien and Cathy Krane. For more information, call 361-7075 or visit

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Our Lady’s Inn has been providing emergency shelter for homeless, pregnant women and their children for 30 years. In addition to providing physical, emotional and spiritual support for these women in crisis, Our Lady’s Inn offers an array of wrap around services and life skills education designed to assist each mother to break out of the cycle of homelessness and move toward self-sufficiency. Please consider making a donation to help the mission continue. The Missouri Maternity Home Tax Credit is available to Missouri taxpayers who help support the work of maternity homes like Our Lady’s Inn. Tax payers may claim a state income tax credit equal to 50% of their donation over the amount of $100, in addition to the regular state and federal deductions claimed for charitable donations. Tax credits are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Gifts of stock, bonds or other marketable securities may also qualify for the tax credit.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Deadline March 10, 2014 Nominate a remarkable Saint Louisan that is 75 years+ and currently active in philanthropy, volunteer service or continuing/new career! Please submit your nomination online at Questions? Call Ashley at 314-678-1245 or email

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ince 1956, the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute has been committed to promoting mental health through psychoanalytic education and treatment programs. The institute extends that commitment to the community through its educational center, led by faculty dean Britt-Marie Schiller. The center provides mental health professionals, from psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers to school counselors and teachers, with psychoanalytically oriented training and continuing education through graduate and post-graduate courses. Through training programs covering family relationships, chemical dependency, bullying and other school and work conflicts, the institute aims to support the healthy development of residents’ minds and emotions, explains institute board member Gary Godwin. “We provide insights into the core dilemmas from childhood to adulthood, based on oneon-one contact through therapist and patient.” To further impact the community, the institute’s Herbert S. Schiele Clinic offers low-fee psychoanalytic treatment, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and diagnosis and referral services for St. Louis-area

NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT Radio Arts Foundation — St. Louis By Julia Christensen

MISSION: “We’re not only a classical music station, we’re also supporting the arts in St. Louis,” says Radio Arts Foundation – St. Louis GM Jim Connett. “Most radio stations just play music and sell advertising; we support the local community and the arts in all disciplines. It’s a mission for us to improve awareness of all the arts organizations throughout the St. Louis community.” HISTORY: After longtime favorite Classic 99 (KFUO) exited the airwaves in 2010, St. Louis was left waiting for a new classical music outlet. In April 2013, RAF-STL filled that void. “It’s been like lightning,” says Connett of the first year. “When you start building a radio station and you start at a dead run, it doesn’t seem like you stop—you’re always trying to out-do yourself because there’s a lot of things to do. It’s been a blur.” COMMUNITY IMPACT: With its initial mission to ‘Bring Bach Back,’ RAF-STL has proven to be much more than an entertainment outlet. Current programming includes not just classical music, but jazz, opera, blues and more. Additionally, RAF-STL works to promote musicians and other artists through live interviews and other on-air mentions. On the radio dial, RAF-STL can be found at 107.3 FM; 96.3 HDZ on HD radio; and streaming live on

RAF-STL on-air talent includes (standing, from left): Jim Doyle, Kathy Lawton Brown, Julie Schuster, Tom Sudholt; and Jim Connett and Melissa Littlepage (seated).

Looking forward, Connett has plans for other areas of growth for the station’s second year, including possible new programming. Additionally, broadcasting live performances is on the horizon, streaming in from Powell Hall, Jazz at the Bistro and the Centene auditorium. “We’re here to grow,” Connett says. “We’re here to bring classical music even further out into the community.” To reach their goal, Connett says RAF-STL is trying to raise more money for a stronger signal. It’s also trying to grow a youth-based support group. “We have great, young volunteers who are doing fantastic jobs—some of them are on the radio right now. We’re trying to build youth support to one day take over the station to carry it on.”

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ON THE BOARD: WILLIAM RUSNACK Board president William Rusnack has been involved with RAF-STL from the start. “The group has been working together for over three years to try to bring back support for the arts—and in particular, classical music,” Rusnack says. “It’s been amazing that the group has been able to get this far along, basically starting from scratch.” His wife, Marsha, also is involved with the organization; and will serve as co-chair,

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE: A CELEBRATION OF THE SOUND OF ART, MARCH 19, THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL This inaugural event will feature performances by acclaimed musicians Gil Shaham and Orli Shaham, as well as St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson. HOW TO GET INVOLVED: To find out more about RAF-STL, call 881-3523 or visit

along with Peggy Ritter, of the upcoming gala. “We want to continue to support all forms of performing arts as much as possible,” says Rusnack. “It is vital to the long-term health of St. Louis.” Rusnack, a retired executive, works with a multitude of other area nonprofits, including the Saint Louis Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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March Charity Calendar By Julia Christensen


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Friday 21 COCKTAILS AND CLOWNS at Windows on Washington to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital,

Saturday 1

A TASTE OF FICTION in the Great Hall of the Central Library to benefit the St. Louis Public Library Foundation,

LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, 646-3039.

Saturday 22

Saturday 8 ART FEAST 2014 at the Kemp Auto Museum to benefit Chesterfield Arts, BENEFIT DANCE at the Brentwood Congregational United Church of Christ to benefit the Chatillon-DeMenil House, GOLDEN APPLE GALA at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to benefit Rossman School, Fourth annual MUSIC TRIVIA at Whitfield School to benefit The Little Bit Foundation,

Saturday 15

EXPERIENCE KANAVAL GALA AND AUCTION at the Saint Louis Science Center to benefit Meds & Food For Kids,

THE SHELDON GALA featuring Renée Fleming to benefit The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries,

Wednesday 19

Sixth annual HEARTWORKS ST. LOUIS GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Marfan Foundation,

THE BALLET BALL: A SWAN-DERFUL EVENING at St. Louis Union Station Hotel to benefit Dance St. Louis,

10th annual MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit Mercy Hospital St. Louis,

Sunday 2 MUSICAL MAYHEM: DISCO NIGHTS at Hollywood Casino St. Louis to benefit the Center for Hearing & Speech,


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A CELEBRATION OF THE SOUND OF ART at The Sheldon to benefit Radio Arts Foundation – St. Louis,

THE PURPLE BALL at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter,

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Thursday 27 Second annual SPRING BLING AUCTION at Moulin to benefit Kingdom House,

Saturday 29 BODY, HEART & SPIRIT 5K RUN/1 MILE FUN WALK at the Chesterfield Athletic Club to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Saturday 26

ODYSSEY UNDER THE SEA GALA & AUCTION at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to benefit De Smet Jesuit High School,

Fourth annual A GATHERING PLACE KITCHEN TOUR to benefit the Junior League of St. Louis,

Annual LIVING OUT LOUD GALA & AUCTION at the Edward Jones Headquarters to benefit St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness,

Tuesday 29

Saturday 12

QUARTER AUCTION at the Maryland Heights Center to benefit JDRF,

Coming in APRIL… Saturday 5 Second annual ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT at Grant’s Farm to benefit the Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation, CENTENNIAL GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit Community School, JAZZIN’ IT UP gala at the Edward Jones Atrium to benefit Caring Solutions, 24th annual ORCHID AAFAIR GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter,

2014 SPRING FLING: UNCORKED! at the Magic Chef Mansion to benefit the Saint Louis Psychoanalytic Institute,

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charities&nonprofits A Ladue News Special Section

Board News

By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Variety the Children’s Charity has announced JOE BURGESS, RAY FARRIS, DAVID HOGAN, LEE KLING, DAVIDA LAYER, KEVIN SHORT and ELIZABETH STROBLE as new board members.

The Hawthorn Foundation has elected JIM CURRAN as board secretary. Curran is executive VP of the Eletrical Connection.

KORY MATHEWS, VP and program manager of Boeing Phantom Works, is COCA’s new board president. MOLLY DANFORTH, GERALYNN LORD, JOSHUA RANDALL and SUSAN WERNER have joined the organization’s board of directors.

The Moolah Shriners recently elected DENNIS KELLEY as its 125th Potentate. Kelley joined the organization in 1996.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is pleased to announce LINDA GOLDSTEIN, LEE KLING, MONT LEVY, KIKU OBATA, BEVERLY JO SLAUGHTER and RICHARD WINTER as its new and returning board members. SALLY NIKOLAJEVICH and JENNIFER KOVAR have been named co-chairs of the STL Village board of directors. Nikolajevich is a co-owner of landscape design company The Two Sallys. Kovar is the owner of Kovar Law Firm. The St. Louis Zoological Park Subdistrict Commission elected F. HOLMES LAMOREUX as chairman. JAMES BUFORD, JERALD KENT and ROBERT O’LOUGHLIN also were elected.

Jim Curran

AMY BERG, JAMI BOYLES, MARGARET HOLLY, BRENT ROBBS, CHRIS ROETHELI and PATTYE TAYLOR-PHILLIPS have joined the Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis board of directors. CHRISTINA BENNETT, MATT FAVAZZA and SETH FREDERIKSEN have been named secretary and at-large members, respectively. The Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has named Mercy Kids pediatrician DR. SANDRA McKAY president-elect.

Dennis Kelley

MARK BULANDA, MARIA JACOB, SUZIE SPENCE, JEN CALL and PETER LAZAROFF have been appointed to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis board of directors. KEN KOTIZA has been elected to the cabinet of life trustees. Sandra McKay

THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE-ST. LOUIS PRESENTS The 20th Annual Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards April 9, 5:30 p.m. Starlight Ballroom Chase Park Plaza Hotel

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Junior League of St. Louis 106 N. Kirkwood Road, 822-2344, The fourth annual A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and will feature a selfguided tour showcasing spectacular and innovative designer kitchens in private homes. Ladue News is the event’s print media sponsor. For tickets, call or visit Junior League’s website.

The Academy of Science of St. Louis has connected science and technology with the public since 1856. April 9 will mark 20 years of recognizing world-class STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals via the prestigious Outstanding St. Louis Scientists Awards. Details of this year’s extraordinary awardees and reservations are available on the organization’s website.

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Our Lady’s Inn 4223 S. Compton Ave., 351-4590, Our Lady’s Inn Angel Gala will be held at Kemoll’s, Top of the Met on Sunday, March 30. Enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner and live auction with Glenn Zimmerman of Fox 2, and celebrate the honorees: Charles and Shirley Drury, and Lee and Patricia Hanley. For more information, contact Breanna at 351-4590 or

Come to PartyPalooza!, the Jewish Light’s second annual party-planning showcase, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature food, prizes and fun. Whether you’re planning a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, birthday, anniversary or corporate event, come meet with exhibitors who will help make your event special. trunK shoW saturdaY March 1st 10aM – 4PM GLendaLe - Meet rePs * free Gifts

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March On Trend: Painterly Prints

Kate Spade dress, $398, Nordstrom

By Katie Yeadon

Spring has sprung in the land of fashion, and one of my favorite trends for the new season are watercolor prints. Brush strokes of color in vibrant hues, these prints give an artsy look to your spring wardrobe. Pair them with white or classic denim, a lime neon clutch or bring a pop to your feet when wearing a solid dress...there’s nothing abstract about it!

Necklace, $24, Laurie Solet

L Space bikini, $130,

Clutch, $195, J. McLaughlin

Gypsy05 T-shirt, $145, Cha Boutique

Trump heel, $100, Nordstrom

Dress, $225, J.McLaughlin

P.S. One of my inspirations for this section was the new Waterlogue app. Highly addictive, Waterlogue creates authentic-looking watercolor images from your digital photographs.

Jack dress, $74, Paperdolls Boutique


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jumbo jewels, Saint laurent, and trend product photos by sarah crowder, Rebecca Taylor runway photos by DAN & CORINA LECCA

Buddy Love, $96, Ivy Hill



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BOOT SEASON IS FINALLY (OK, ALMOST) OVER AND the shoe for spring is the ‘barely there’ heel. Slender ankle and toe straps are the only details of this uber-sexy shoe. This is a sandal that works wonderfully with a cocktail dress, but is primarily seen as the chic, new datenight staple with skinny jeans. While I am definitely coveting this cobalt blue version by Saint Laurent, I’ve noticed a plethora of affordable options on the market. The question becomes how many colors and heel heights one should own!

BACK IN MY NYC FASHION days, I covered the contemporary New York market and one of my favorite designers to feature (whether in Allure, Seventeen or Glamour) was Rebecca Taylor. Feminine but modern, refined yet cool, Rebecca’s clothes have been a staple in every stylish girl’s closet since the early 2000s (her first runway show was held in 1999). Still highly relevant today, this New Zealand girl has a knack for knowing what the contemporary woman loves to wear. Whether it’s her unconventional color combinations and prints, flattering cuts and high level of detail or her signature embellishments, accessible luxury is what makes her line stand out.

Saint Laurent heel, $795, available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue

Rebecca Taylor is available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue

The Best JUMBO JEWELS STATEMENT NECKLACES HAVE BEEN A MUST-HAVE FOR THE LAST FEW seasons and everyone loves a great cocktail ring, but what I’m seeing for spring is jewelry that is bigger than big: Think jumbo, oversized and larger than life— pieces that (literally) stand on their own. Laura Kathleen cuff, $50, Ivy Hill

Alexis Bittar cuff, $345, Nordstrom

DiCarlo earrings, $80, Vie

Sterling blue ring, $300, Albarre

Vince Camuto necklace, $98, Nordstrom Estate choker, price upon request, Elleard Heffern

Phantom quartz ring, $6850, Elleard Heffern

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What’s News in Fashion BY JULIA CHRISTENSEN



THE LINE BETWEEN ‘ART YOU WEAR’ AND ‘ART YOU ADMIRE’ IS ABOUT to get a little fuzzier, as fashion designer and artist Irina Tevzadze’s exhibit, Fashion Unites with Art, makes its way to the Clayton Fine Art Gallery next month. “My interest in fashion sprang from my mother’s involvement in art and design,” says Tevzadze, whose mother was a professor at the Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts in the country of Georgia. “Years before I formally became a student, I was spending hours with my mother, attending art classes taught by her colleagues, and accompanying her visits to fashion shows, fashion houses and manufacturing facilities…” Tevzadze’s first fashion show was in her hometown of Tbilisi, Georgia, but her work also has been shown in Moscow and Paris. “Even though I was strongly interested in fashion from a very young age, I was still quite skeptical towards fashion from a general artistic perspective. Nowadays, I realize that if you are lucky enough, you can stay true to yourself and never quit art and still do fashion.” Despite her international success, her fashion work has not been “actively presented in the United States,” she explains, making this exhibit even more special for St. Louis. Attendees can anticipate seeing “mixedmedia work and some one-of-a-kind wearable items” at the upcoming exhibit. Fashion Unites with Art is on display from March 1 through 31, with a reception on March 15.

F RO M T H E BAC K S O F celebrities to department stores shelves, Rebecca Minkoff designs are everywhere—including, soon, on a St. Louis runway. This designer first gained major attention in 2001 after her ‘I Love New York’ shirt was worn on The Tonight Show, according to the brand’s website. Four years later, her still-popular ‘Morning After Bag’ was released, and is credited as the piece that brought her to true designer stardom. Now, the collection truly runs the fashion gamut with ready-to-wear attire, shoes, bags, and the like. Minkoff will headline Saint Louis Fashion Week with her spring/summer 2014 collection; the runway presentation is scheduled for April 24 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

From the Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2014 collection.

VIE FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS, VIE HAS FOLLOWED THE SAME motto: Life is style—live it. Owner Melodie Tauben says that when the store opened, it carried an even mixture of home items and clothing. The clothes proved extremely popular; and while Vie still carries home accessories, much of its current inventory is clothing and accessories. Tauben says the boutique’s style has remained the same, always carrying contemporary, sophisticated pieces. “We try to have a mix that can appeal to a lot of different age groups,” Tauben says. In addition to candles, reed diffusers and serving dishes, Vie carries pieces ranging from denim and T-shirts to blouses and gowns. Carrying designers like Nicole Miller, Alice and Olivia, Alexis and Rachel Zoe, Vie works hard to make sure each customer’s wardrobe is unique. “We’ll go the extra mile and special-order things for customers,” Tauben says. “We’ll call them when things come in that we think they’ll like. We also try to make sure that we know who knows who, and that they’re not buying the same thing.” 9660 Clayton Road, 997-0124, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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Shop Worth a Stop

LN Chic: Spring A Ladue News Special Section


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Charities and Nonprofits!

The time is NOW Applications are being considered for the

2014 Ladue News Charity Awards From now through March 14

visit to fill out an application, or

call 314-269-8836 to submit a form in the mail.

Skin Deep By Lisa Watson

Q&A with Erin Griffin of tarte

The weather has been teasing us lately; but at LN, we’re hoping a new spring look is just the thing to make the warm weather come a little more quickly. We asked tarte makeup artist Erin Griffin how to make the transition. Griffin is a 10-year industry veteran who has done makeup for Miami Swim Week and the Oscar de la Renta show. She also has worked behind the scenes for the likes of Lady Antebellum and The Voice winner Casadee Pope. How did you get interested in the makeup industry? Whenever my mom got new makeup when I was younger, she would let me play with her ‘gifts-with-purchase.’ Even the tiniest bit of makeup made me feel pretty and empowered—I knew from that point on that I wanted to make women everywhere feel the same way. Now, I’ve been a makeup artist for 10 years, and I joined tarte as a pro artist two years ago. What is the No. 1 thing women should change about their makeup routine when transitioning from winter to spring? Just like your clothing, it’s time to shed the layers! Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your look. The best way to do that is to ditch the heavy, full-coverage makeup and switch to something lighter like tarte’s BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer to keep your look light and dewy. How would you describe the makeup trends this season? There have been a variety of trends, ranging from a bright orange lip to shimmery eye shadows. The most important thing to remember is to keep the focus on one area. Don’t be afraid to try that pop of color on your lips or a shimmery shadow on your lids. Are there any particular colors that you think will be especially popular this season? My favorite color trend for spring has been the bright orange lip. This look can be intimidating, so start small by using a lip tint or lip gloss in a peachy or orange hue that is flattering to your skin tone. My personal favorite is tarte’s new power pigment in tipsy—it looks great on all skin tones. We’ve been hearing a lot about cheek stains lately. How are they different from a powder blush? Not only are cheek stains easy to use, but they leave your skin with a perfect dewy flush, like you just came from a great workout. You can also layer your cheek stains for a more intense look—try applying tarte’s Amazonian clay 12-hour blush on top of the cheek stain. This will give you an extra pop of color that will last all day!


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Shades of Spring


Let the color flow for spring with our picks for eye and cheek makeup. 1 & 3. Quadruple your options with MAC’s Mineralize Eye Shadow x 4. Each compact comes coordinated with looks suitable for day and evening. Shown in A Glimmer of Gold (1) and A Party of Pastels (3). $32 each, available at MAC, Macy’s and Nordstrom.


1. 3.

2 . Make a statement with GUERLAIN’s Ecrin 2 Couleurs Color Fusion Eyeshadow. Two shades and two textures combine to create dramatic effects. Shown in Two VIP. $44, available at Dillard’s Galleria. 4. Golden and warm, the Magic Hour collection from JANE IREDALE is inspired by the sunset to give eyes that special glow. Shown in Golden Girl. $28,


5. BUTTER LONDON’s shimmery Wink Cream Eye Shadow collection offers intense color that’s perfect for blending and building. Shown in Twigged and English Rose. $18 each,


6. Find a palette of possibilities at your fingertips with VINCENT LONGO’s Pearl X Eyeshadow. Each multi-textured combination allows for shades of matte and shine to blend and shift as you please. Shown in Destiny (left) and Novalei. $25 each, available at Soft Surroundings.


7. Add a springtime pop of color to your cheeks with BUTTER LONDON’s Cheeky Cream Blush in a long-lasting sheer cream formula. Shown in Honey Pie. $20,



7. 8.

8. The shades from GUERLAIN’s Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo are lipstick-lively— with a combination of dominant and counterpoint colors to highlight those cheekbones! Shown in Pink Punk. $52, available at Dillard’s Galleria. 9. VINCENT LONGO’s Water Canvas Blush is moist and refreshing, and glides on light to perfectly mimic the glow of healthy skin. Shown in Swan Lake. $44, available at Soft Surroundings.

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LNlookswelove By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Distinctions 12354 Olive Blvd., 434-5445, Make beautiful memories at prom with an ultra-special dress from Distinctions. Choose from one of the largest selections around, and make a dramatic entrance in that beautiful gown meant just for you.

Music & Entertainment! Discounted Drink Specials! Arch Madness Merchandise! Prizes & Giveaways!

Laurie’s Shoes 9916 Manchester Road, 961-1642; St. Louis Galleria, 862-7463; Chesterfield Mall, 532-0017, Laurie’s now carries sandals, including NAOT and Memphisto, in many spring colors and styles. Comfortable and fashion-forward, you’ll want to wear these shoes all season long!

Hours of Operation: March 6-9 Thursday 4 pm – 6 pm Friday 10 am - close Saturday 11:30 am - close Sunday 11 am – 1 pm

Melanie’s 10277 Clayton Road, 993-0664, Welcome spring with this bright and sparkly statement necklace. Stylish and versatile, this piece easily transitions from office to evening to weekend-casual, and will have you feeling like a ray of sunshine.

Located at 400 South 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Rayna Jewelry Boutique 15246 Manchester Road, 636224-8383, 682-560-0963, Antique jewelry is back! Feel like a princess after wearing this unique tourmaline ring. From prom night to Mother’s Day, it suits almost any occasion.


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Health & Wellness A Ladue News Special Section

health&wellness A Ladue News Special Section

American Diabetes Association

Join the Movement

By Brittany Nay

rich culture of Morocco will take center-stage, with cocktails and a silent auction and casino beginning at 6 p.m., a Moroccan dinner at 7:30 p.m. and a live auction at 8:30 p.m. Entertainment also will feature a sampling of Moroccan traditions, including a spice market, a snake charmer and dancers—plus a few surprises, Pilliod adds. Serving as honorary chair of this year’s event is Blanche Touhill. With education a local and national ADA priority, Pilliod says Touhill was a natural for the role. “As former chancellor of UMSL, Blanche is education. She believes UMSL to be a ‘university of research, teaching and service. The 2014 organizational priorities for ADA include the same tone for the future. With more than 11 percent of people older than 20 living with diabetes, the ADA education effort has been placed front and center of our strategic goals.” The gala generated $450,000 last year, and Pilliod has raised the stakes for this spring’s event to a goal of $500,000. Proceeds directly benefit the association’s education programming and Camp EDI held at Blue Mountain Camp in Fredericktown,

st. louis’ best bridal

Bridal show The Best Weddings Start Here.

Sunday, March 9 Noon to 4:00 p.m.

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Mo., running June 7 to 14 for diabetic patients ages 9 to 17. In 2013, the association awarded more than $450,000 in camper scholarships, hosted 6,500 kids at diabetes summer camps, distributed 12,000 Wisdom Kits to newly diagnosed families, and supported more than 600,000 individuals online to understand their Type 2 diabetes risk.

ON THE COVER A Night in Morocco will take the Peabody Opera House stage April 12 to benefit the American Diabetes Association, which works to prevent and cure diabetes. Pictured on the cover: Will Timmons, Chloe Schaefer, Katie Crowder, Blanche Touhill. For more information, call 822-5490 or 888-342-2383, or visit

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top stories delivered to your inbox on Thursday. Brides and grooms-to-be, wedding party and family are invited to this celebration of all that goes into planning and having the best wedding possible. St. Louis’ Best Bridal businesses will exhibit and demonstrate their bridal products and services and offer ideas and guidance to those who need help.

A chance to win exciting prizes Delicious hors d’oeuvres, music and drinks The guidance of the area’s best wedding specialists St. Louis’ Best Bridal Fashion Show, featuring the most elegant and popular wedding gowns TICKET INFORMATION There is a $5 (cash) entrance fee the day of the show or complimentary tickets are available at area Savvi Formalwear locations. Businesses wishing to exhiBit should call 314-475-1202 for more information.


Robyn Pilliod and Blanche Touhill

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Photo by Sarah Crowder


ith 8 percent of the U. S. population living with diabetes, a main focus of the American Diabetes Association is to heighten the nation’s sense of urgency for the growing epidemic. Locally, about 291,000 adults (or 9 percent of those 20 and older) have diabetes, while 3,000 youth have the disease, which has become the seventh-leading cause of death in the country. And executive director Robyn Pilliod notes that while the disease’s prevalence continues to rise, many diabetes misconceptions still exist. To combat this, the local American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging residents to join a movement to stop the disease. “We are seeking innovative, cost-effective ways to expand the reach of the Stop Diabetes Movement and conduct outcomes-based research to improve programs and increase local and national impact,” Pilliod says. To further promote awareness of the disease and raise funds for research, the local chapter will host its annual dinner gala, themed A Night in Morocco, on April 12 at Peabody Opera House. The

Indoor Allergens

Tame Those Triggers


expert the

Dear Dr. Gheith,


By Connie Mitchell


any people suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen. Yet for some people, being cooped up indoors all winter long is just as bad. Indoor allergens are a common cause of wheezing, sneezing, itchy eyes and other annoying symptoms. “Indoor allergens are very common among children and adults with asthma and allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies,” says Dr. Erica Yalavarthi, a physician with Internal Medicine of St. Luke’s. “The most common types of indoor allergens are dust mites and pet dander. Other causes are cockroaches and indoor molds.” For those who are allergic to these triggers, symptoms can persist all year, adds Dr. Hamsa Subramanian, an allergist on staff at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “Sometimes patients notice symptoms more at night or on weekends, if they are allergic to something like pet dander,” she says. Because indoor allergens cause Dr. Erica Yalavarthi, the same types of symptoms seen with pollen allergies, treatment physician, Internal Medicine is much the same. “The initial of St. Luke’s treatment is oral antihistamines,” says Dr. James Te m p r a n o , a physician with Mercy C l i n i c Allergy and Immunology. “If symptoms persist d e s p i t e t h e s e ove rt h e - co u n te r medications, allergy testing i s i n d i ca te d .

“Indoor allergens are very common among children and adults with asthma and allergic rhinitis or nasal allergies.”

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treated asked the question “what is RSD?” after being diagnosed by her orthopedic surgeon.

More than 1.2 million Americans suffer from a severe neurological pain disorder named Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (commonly referred to as “RSD” or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). This disorder results in severe pain and much suffering for the afflicted. Patients often obtain a delayed diagnosis and many physicians do not understand how to treat it. Furthermore, the prognosis of this condition is dependent on timely recognition and prompt treatment. CRPS (also known as “RSD”) is a dysfunctional response from the spinal cord that often occurs in an extremity as a consequence of an injury to that body part. It is commonly seen after surgical operations, fractures, soft tissue injuries, crush injuries or as a consequence of nerve damage. Patients often suffer for many months or years prior to presenting to a pain management expert for treatment. Patients often experience spontaneous pain, burning, hypersensitivity, discoloration, swelling, pins-and-needles sensations, and tremors in the affected body part. The pain is so severe it often leads to anxiety and depression related to the fear of worsening pain with performing daily activities. Due to significant hypersensitivity, patients commonly guard and protect the affected extremity from outside exposure, since even wind blowing on it can cause worsening pain. Patients may suffer from loss of sleep due to pain and are unable to tolerate the slightest touch, including the bed sheet touching the affected extremity. Too often, the patient will lose function of the affected body part due to disuse and eventual contraction deformities. Once a patient is diagnosed with this condition, or is even suspected of having this disorder, it is imperative to seek immediate care with an interventional pain management expert. I have had extensive training and experience with treating this condition and can offer my expertise to patients who are currently suffering from this intractable and chronic painful disorder. If you suffer from any chronic painful condition, including this disabling disorder, please call for an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Ask the expert professionally answered by... RAMIS GHEITH, MD, MS, BSN Diplomat, American Board Of Anesthesiology Subspecialty Certification, Pain Medicine, ABA Fellowship Trained

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Continued from page 41 Prescription medications, such as intranasal steroids or intranasal antihistamines, can be used. For severe symptoms, allergy injections are an option for some individuals.” Environmental adjustments also can make a difference. For example, for someone who is allergic to pet dander, keeping the pet out of the bedroom can help ensure a more comfortable night’s sleep. However, while washing dogs twice a week may help, washing cats has not been shown to be effective. Frequent vacuuming can help reduce dust, and encasing mattresses and pillows in allergen-impermeable covers may reduce dust mite allergies. Dehumidifiers can help mitigate mold. Subramanian adds that large fish tanks and overwatered house plants also may be sources of indoor mold that may have to be removed. Home air filtration machines and systems often claim to help reduce allergy symptoms, but portable machines tend to clean only small areas. “Home air filtration machines are worth considering if you have asthma or suffer from allergies, but they are not the sole solution to controlling allergy symptoms,” Yalavarthi says. “If you use an air filtration machine, a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter is recommended. Remember that an air filter can only remove airborne allergens. It will not help with allergens that are on bedding, carpets or drapes. To find a quality air cleaner, look for a statement of the FDA’s Class II approval.” If environmental adjustments and over-the-counter medications are not enough to control symptoms, see your primary-care physician. Treat your indoor allergies, and brace for the pollen onslaught of spring!

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LN Kids A Ladue News Special Section


curiosity. Instill Success.

Instill CONFIDENCE. Catholic | Independent Coed Montessori Toddler - K All-Girls 1 - 12

LOWER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 5, 10 a.m.-Noon


A Ladue News Special Section

Visitation Academy

Encouraging Growth By Julia Christensen


isitation Academy’s school colors may be red and white, but a new hue recently has made its presence known throughout campus: green. Two greenhouses were brought in from Santa Barbara, Calif.—a larger facility for Lower School students and a smaller one for children in the Montessori School. “Our biggest goal with the greenhouses is to enhance our education—not just science, but to integrate them into as many curriculum areas as we can,” says Lower School principal Margaret Karl. “We hope to help our students see that we can grow things and then take it to our table.” Visitation Academy collaborated with professionals from Monsanto’s education department to learn how to work with the greenhouses and to get ideas for class projects. One project currently in the works for Montessori and first-, second- and thirdgrade students is ‘growing’ a pizza. While not all ingredients can be nurtured in the greenhouses, students are growing their own pizza toppings and herbs, such as peppers, onions, tomatoes, oregano, basil and parsley, according to third-grade teacher Carolyn Landwehr.

This project is spreading across subjects and curriculums: Landwehr explains that her class is using technology to create eBooks about the process of growing the food, complete with photos they took themselves. Other projects relate to the math and science aspect of measuring plant growth, as well as the artistic endeavor of drawing plant stages. The grow-a-pizza program will wrap up in May with a pizza party, complete with donated dough and cheese. The children will be assembling the pizzas themselves, which means cooking also can be added to the many curriculums this project has touched. “The kids think it’s great,” Karl says. “With this project, they’re journaling, they’re watching things grow, they’re drawing pictures as they grow—they are certainly making it a little bit more of their own.” The project is helping children cross grade levels as well, as the first-, second- and third-graders have worked to help the younger Montessori students. “It’s a dual process,” Landwehr says. “The older kids are taking ownership of helping the little ones, but at the same time they’re growing their own [plants].”

Students Haley Brinker and Grace Carron working on plantings for the greenhouse.

Older children in the Lower School also are using the greenhouses, but for different projects. For example, Karl notes a fifth-grade class that is growing corn for its social studies course. As these greenhouses are here to stay, only time will tell what other plant-based learning they will hold.

On The Cover: Learn more about Visitation Academy at the upcoming Lower School open house on April 5. Pictured: Shivashri Ananthamurugan and Anna Dennison. For more information, call 625-9100 or visit

We ta ke fu n se ri ou sl y! ExpErIEncE St. LouIS’ prEmIEr SummEr day camp! SummErQuest has the BESt programs, the BESt facilities, the BESt camp counselors and the BESt campers! SummErQuest features six weeks of K-6 activities and programs and a two-week artS & ScIEncE camp for seventh- and eighth-graders. Located at Clayton High School, the Center of Clayton and Shaw Park, SummErQuest offers the BESt summer camp experience in St. Louis! Session I - June 9 to June 20 Session II - June 23 to July 3 Session III - July 7 to July 18

call 854-6023 to register or visit


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The Doctor Is In


Are Your Kids Ready to Rumble?

have one sister, and I remember fighting with her as a child. I have two children, and I also remember them fighting. I have five grandchildren; and, of course, those charming cherubs never fight—although they do have occasional challenges with interpersonal conflict resolution. Every relationship has the potential for conflict, so the manner in which those conflicts are resolved is critical. What can parents do to avoid their kids fighting and address the fights when they inevitably do occur?

By Dr. Joseph Kahn

Give as much individual attention to your kids as you can. Recognize that fighting is a way of acting out and seeking attention. As busy as you are, try to give each child some regular, individual special time. Try to recognize when your kids are getting bored and help them find an interesting activity or distraction. Try to avoid trouble. Be sure your children get personal space. Don’t expect them to share everything. Recognize when they’re getting tired or hungry, and therefore more ‘ready to rumble.’ Don’t give an older child responsibility for a younger one. If an older child tries to enforce Continued on page 46


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Continued from page 45 rules or disciplines on a younger sibling, remind both that you’re the parent and are responsible for them. Avoid allowing one child to feel victimized by the other. Teach your kids basic problem-solving skills. Guide them to understand ‘win-win’ solutions. Divide the snack. Play games in sequence. Enforce standards of mutual respect. Help them understand they can disagree, but still love and respect each other. Don’t call each other names. Work to repair damage and hurt feelings when they do occur. Help them to work together as a team and reward them when they do. Discipline in a positive manner and seek out opportunities to recognize and reward good behavior. Avoid physical punishment for your children.

remember that your kids are just that: kids! They need to learn they are good people who sometimes do lessthan-good things. Treat everyone with respect and cultivate empathic behaviors in your kids. Empathize with your kids’ feelings for each other, but set reasonable and definite limits on their actions. “I know you’re upset with your brother but you can’t mess up his things.” Point out the feelings of others to help them understand. Most important, set a good example. No yelling at the guy who cut you off in traffic. Finally, remember that your kids are just that: kids! They need to learn they are good people who sometimes do less-than-good things.

Despite all of your best efforts and extraordinary parenting skills, your children still will fight. When they do, stay calm. For better or worse, children learn to manage their emotions by watching their parents manage theirs. Try not to take sides because you’ll probably never really determine the truth about who started the fight. Separate them, if necessary, and especially if one or the other is too upset to be civil and work things out. Once all are calm, take advantage of the opportunity to teach appropriate behaviors and conflict-resolution methods. Remember, unhelpful strategies include ignoring the problem, giving negative attention and punishments, and playing judge. Helpful strategies include distraction, giving your children individual time, acknowledging and rewarding good behaviors and interactions, and teaching your children how to resolve conflicts—as well as recognize and respect the feelings and needs of others, including their siblings.

Dr. Joseph Kahn is president of Mercy Kids (, an expansive network of pediatric care dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day.

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By Russell Hyken, Ph.D.


s I write this column, it is a wintery St. Louis day. When it’s this cold, it is difficult to think about summer travel. June is still a few months away, but a sunny weather vacation free of responsibility sounds relaxing and warm. My kids are in their preteen years. Traveling with older children provides some unique challenges, as everyone has an opinion about where to go and what to do. When a family has little ones, choosing the destination is easy. A nice place with a few kid-friendly activities is all anyone needs. It is the logistical challenges of bringing what one requires versus what one wants that is complicated. Productive packing with small children in tow is about preemptively planning to ensure that no one has a bad time. A portable high chair may sound unnecessary, but even family-friendly places may not have one available when you need it. A new toy may appear indulgent, but can be an excellent distraction when you need a break.

And cough syrup may seem excessive, but you will be glad you brought medicine if your little one has a late-night fever. To successfully travel with toddlers, plan well and pack some patience. As your young children morph into older kids with their own thoughts, family vacations can become a complex negotiation as generations clash over what to do. To pave the way for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday, a different type of advance planning is required. A collaborative approach that allows opinionated offspring to have a say in the stay is recommended.

Include your older children at the beginning of the vacation-planning process. Each member of the family should discuss what type of activity he or she might enjoy. With this newly learned information, parents should retreat to the Internet or to a professional travel agent, and generate a variety of options. During a family dinner, discuss each locale and let your eager adolescent guide the way to family fun. Once the destination has been decided, let Continued on page 73

8 fun-filled weeks begin June 9!

• Before & After Care • Age 3-Grade 6 • Faculty Specialists • Flexible Weekly Registration • Field Trips • Swimming • Age-Appropriate Themes • Robotics • Movie Making • Bugs & Butterflies • Let’s Solve A Mystery • And Much More! For more info, visit

Community Camps 2014


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 June 9 - August 15  Staffed by Community School faculty.  On Community’s beautiful 16-acre campus  Full and half-day camps available 900 Lay Road  63124  314-991-0005

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COCA offers full- and half-day camps featuring music, cooking, dancing, acting, painting and more! Taught by professional artists. Before and after care available. Pick up your COCA Summer Arts Camp Guide at your local Dierbergs!

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A Ladue News Special Section • Year-Round Academic Program • Montessori Curriculum • Talented Teachers • Personalized Education from Start to Finish

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Archery Arts & Crafts Basketball Campfires Canoeing Climbing Cookouts Cricket Dance Drama Drawing Fishing Flag Football Floor Hockey Friendship Bracelets Frisbee GaGa Guitar Horseback Riding Kayaking Nature Outdoor Living Skills Riflery Rugby Singing Snorkeling Soccer Spelunking/Caving Swimming Tennis Volleyball Yoga and lots of camp games!

Electives: Horsemanship Animation Camp Jr. Sportsman High Adventure SNAG Golf ®

YMCA Camp Lakewood is an traditional, overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, located 75 miles from St. Louis between Potosi and Steelville, Missouri. YMCA Camp Lakewood is a branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. 1-888-FUN-YMCA 48

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Q&A with Matthew Gould, head of school

What sets Community School apart from others? If there’s one word to describe Community School, it would be balance. On the one hand, there’s a rigorous academic program that challenges students, but on the other hand, there’s a lot of support and nurturance. That combination allows children to take risks and sometimes make mistakes, but also know that they’re loved and cared for in a nurturing environment. The other thing I would say is that we really emphasize creativity and arts here in a unique way. The arts are integrated across the curriculum in a way that brings learning to life for kids, and makes it really exciting. What’s your favorite Community School tradition? A tradition that’s important to this school is family-style lunch. I’ve worked at several other schools, and I’ve never been in a lunch that’s so civilized. We have all these round tables, and a teacher sits at every table with about seven children. A small group of children sets the table, we say grace before lunch starts, and we eat like a family. Teachers serve, we have nice conversations around the tables, and the children clear their plates at the end of lunch. What’s a positive experience you’ve had with students at Community School? I greet the children at the door every morning. That’s the highlight of my day, every day. For me, interacting with the children and seeing how happy they are coming to school is a daily treasure. It’s said the measure of a school is the ratio of the speed the children come into the school versus how fast they leave the school at the end of the day. Children at Community School run into school every day. Mission statement: Nurturing the gifts of mind, body and spirit 900 Lay Road, 991-0005,



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Day Camps Aestas, The Summer Program at Priory Saint Louis Priory School, 500 S. Mason Road, 434-3690, Athletic and academic programming offers students in grades four through 12 the chance to pursue transformational academic, artistic and athletic opportunities with experienced instructors in a dynamic environment.

developing athletes access to Whitfield’s star coaches and premium facilities. COCA Summer Arts Camps COCA, 524 Trinity Ave.; COCA at Whitfield School, 175 S. Mason Road; 725-6555, COCA offers full- and half-day camps for kids ages 3 to 18. Professional artists teach music, cooking, dancing, acting, painting and more. Before- and after-care are available.

Burr Oak Camp John Burroughs School, 755 Price Road, 993-4040,

Community Camps Community School, 900 Lay Road, 991-0005,

The traditional full-day camp emphasizes swimming instruction, and includes crafts, woodworking and games. Extended day is available. Three two-week camp sessions run from June 9 through July 18.

The Community Camps offer a variety of camps for kids ages 3 through sixth grade, including arts, academics, and good ole summer fun, on Community School’s beautiful 16-acre campus. Camps are staffed by Community faculty!

Camp Whitfield and Whitfield Sports Camp Whitfield School, 175 S. Mason Road, 415-1270,

Community Music School of Webster University 535 Garden Ave., 968-5939,

Camp Whitfield offers 5- to 12-year-olds fabulous field trips, amazing art, great games and delicious dining. Sports camps give


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This camp offers music programs for all ages, from birth to 18 years old, including Kindermusik family camp, band, low brass, flute, string, composition, chamber music and individual lessons.

iD Tech Camp

Fun Under the Sun Chesterfield Day School, 1100 White Road, 469-6622, Boys and girls ages 18 months to sixth grade can stay engaged during the summer months at this exciting and academically focused camp. Themes include In the Garden, Chess, Adventure Theatre, Lego Robotics and more.

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guide to summer camps Continued from page 50 iD Tech Camps Washington University, 1-888-709-TECH, Campers ages 7 to 12 create apps, video games, C++/ Java programs, movies and more at weeklong summer programs. Two-week, pre-college programs for campers ages 13-18 also are available at select universities.

Do the words “math homework” strike fear in your child…or you? We can change that fear into better grades and higher self-confidence, and eliminate the frustration, tears, and fights over math homework. Discover how a better understanding of math can change your child’s attitude. Before you know it, your child could be crazy about math.

Call, Click or Stop by today.

Mathnasium of West County 1024A Town and Country Crossing Dr Town and Country, MO 63017 (by Whole Foods and Target)

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Metro Theater Company’s Creative Arts Camp New City School, 5209 Waterman Blvd., 932-7414, Explore all the arts blended together throughout the day! Boys and girls ages 4 to 11 will get inspired, have fun and build confidence through drama, movement, music and visual art. MICDS Summer Adventure 101 N. Warson Road, Your summer awaits at MICDS. Four camps: Pegasus, ¡Adventueros! Spanish Immersion, Rams Sports Camps and Eliot Summer Academy, offer a unique variety of activities, all located on MICDS’ sprawling 100-acre campus and supervised by enthusiastic counselors and expert school staff.

Montessori School

Where: 11232 Big Bend Rd. St. Louis, MO 63122 What: An authentic Montessori education that fosters self-confidence, respect and a life-long love of learning. For: Children ages 18 months kindergarten • American Montessori Society FullMember School • Small, friendly community • Natural, green backyard play space • Half-day & full-day programs available • Educating children & families since 1985


Rosati-Kain High School Kougar Camps Rosati-Kain High School, 4389 Lindell Blvd., 533-8513, ext. 239, Rosati-Kain camps are designed for sixth- to eighth-grade girls looking to experience fun and friendship, while learning a new sport, craft or scene. Camps are led by experienced moderators who ensure your daughter has a great camp experience.

SummerQuest 1 Mark Twain Circle, 854-6023, SummerQuest unites outstanding programs and state-of-the-art facilities to provide a fun-filled summer camp experience. Located at the Center of Clayton, Shaw Park and Clayton High School.

Now Enrolling for Summer & Fall If you are interested in giving Montessori education a try, come check us out!

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arts camp


TRY A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING! drama I movement I music I visual art

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Tech Camps held at Wash U, Princeton, Stanford, and 80+ Universities Ages 7-18


choose one or both weeks!


Call Metro Theater Company 314-932-7414

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7001 Forsyth Boulevard Saint Louis MO 63105 (314) 863-9493

Burr Oak Camp

• Authentic Montessori education for children ages 3 - 6 years

For boys and girls in preschool through sixth grade

• Educating the needs of each individual child

Located on the campuses of John Burroughs School and Community School

• Emphasis on peace education and care for Earth

Three two-week sessions from June 9 through July 18

• Encouraging classroom with multi-cultural awareness

No camp on July 4

Open House: Sunday, April 6 2 - 4 p.m.

For information call 314/993-4040

755 South Price Road • 63124 A lifelong love of learning begins here


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Rosati Kain Kougar Camp

Wilson School Summer Camp 400 DeMun Ave., 725-4999, Coed, ages 3 through sixth-grade campers enjoy swimming at Shaw Park, field trips and organized games in eight week-long sessions beginning June 9. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before- and after-care available.

Overnight Camps Camp Taum Sauk Lesterville, Mo., 993-1655, Coed, ages 8-15. Experienced staff members lead campers in horseback-riding, mountain-biking, radio broadcasting, caving, zip-lining, snorkeling, fishing, archery, riflery, nature, crafts, a rope course and various sports. Transportation provided. ACA-accredited. Cub Creek Science Camp 573-458-2125,

12928 Ladue Road - St. Louis, MO 63141 - 314-434-4349 -

Hands-on animal, science, art and adventure programs for ages 7 to 17, including animal care, veterinary science, crimescene science, survival skills, archery, riflery, zip-lines and pottery! One-, two-, four- and six-week options available. YMCA Camp Lakewood 13528 State Highway AA, 888-386-9622,

Come See Why Our Families Love Lucky Lane Nursery School!

Open House March 8th 9-11 a.m.

• Nurturing environment, perfect for the development of young minds, ages 2-5 • Desirable low teacher/child ratio • Curriculum incorporates French, music and library time • Afternoon Enrichment with hot lunch included • Flexible hours include half-day and extended programs 12546 Conway Road, Creve Coeur 63141 314-434-4462 •


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This coed, overnight summer camp for ages 6 to 17 gets kids unplugged from electronics and connected to nature, while having fun and learning new skills.


preschooldirectors By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Laurie Kleen Owner/directress A Growing Place Montessori School 7001 Forsyth Blvd., 863-9493, A Growing Place Montessori School offers a warm and encouraging classroom environment for fostering a love of learning in young children, ages 3 to 6. Established in 1975, the school offers children an authentic Montessori curriculum, with an emphasis on peace education and care for the Earth. The sequential learning materials allow each child to blossom and say, I did it myself!

Orchid Show

Now through–March 23 Journey into a spectacular modernist garden inspired by the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Leave the Missouri Botanical Garden behind as you enter

Matt Virgil Head of School Chesterfield Day School 1100 White Road, 469-6622,

the tropical atmosphere of South America.

Chesterfield Day School delivers a personalized education focused on premier preparation for students beginning at 18 months. We use a 12-month program, rather than a nine-month calendar. Our early childhood program is based in the Montessori tradition, with experienced faculty who work with students in a hands-on and challenging learning environment. Chesterfield Day School’s early childhood and lower elementary promotes a love of learning, and fosters concentration, initiative, respect and independence.

4344 Shaw Blvd. • St. Louis, MO 63110 (314) 577-5100 •

Gina Siebe Executive Director Clayton Early Childhood Center 1 Oak Knoll Park, 725-2325, Clayton Early Childhood Center sits in beautiful Oak Knoll Park. Our school is small by design, creating student-to-teacher ratios that meet or exceed state guidelines, promoting a balanced program that is attentive to the unique needs of children. Our state-approved curriculum addresses developmental milestones in infants and toddlers, and prepares young children for both private and public school kindergarten.

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Advertorial Continued from page 55 Matthew Gould, Ph.D. Head of School Community School 900 Lay Road, 991-0005,

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Be ready to move, engage, create and play.

Our school’s focus on academics, integrated with innovative arts and differentiated learning, creates a well-balanced program. The purposeful combination of arts and academics allows students to demonstrate understanding in ways that capitalize on their strengths and interests. Differentiated instruction for diverse learners allows each student to be fully engaged and challenged.

Three one-week sessions in July Day camp for students entering kindergarten through seventh grade Our reasonable price includes all fees, field trip expenses and the best hot lunch in town!

Learn fundamental skills, improve your game. Camps include: BASEBALL • BASKETBALL • DANCE VOLLEYBALL • WRESTLING




Age ranges and session dates vary by sport. Please check our website for specifics. Visit for more information about Whitfield summer camps. WHITFIELD SCHOOL • 175 S. Mason Rd. • St. Louis, Missouri 63141 • 314.434.5141

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Experienced and Caring Staff Horse riding Broadcasting Canoeing Mountain biking Fishing Rafting Ropes course Snorkeling Creative Arts Co-ed Residential Camp, Ages 8-15 (1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 8 week sessions). 120 miles from St. Louis. Transportation by highway coach provided.

For more information call Nick Smith at (314) 993-1655 56

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Sue Pitzer Head of School Kirk Day School 12928 Ladue Road, 434-4349, Kirk Day School serves children ages 3 and older in a nurturing environment, where a dynamic curriculum is seamlessly blended with biblical teaching. Classes are offered three or five mornings a week, with full-day afternoon enrichment options. The core subjects of Bible, language arts, writing, mathematics, history, geography and science are further enriched through weekly Spanish and music classes.

Debbie Raisher Director Lucky Lane Nursery School 12546 Conway Road, 434-4462, Lucky Lane’s curriculum is designed to encourage a child’s curiosity and love of learning with a developmentally appropriate approach. Our teachers help children navigate the preschool years with opportunities to solve problems, understand concepts, develop creativity and gain self-understanding. Lucky Lane helps children express their feelings and ideas, develop relationships and practice motor skills, all while building self-confidence.

Judy Talleur Principal Our Lady of the Pillar School 403 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 993-3353, Our Lady of the Pillar’s preschool program provides a developmentally appropriate curriculum for 3- to 5-year-old children within a faith centered environment. The 8-to-1 student-teacher ratio allows teachers to address individual learning needs, and a flexible schedule meets the needs of busy families. Your children will thrive intellectually, socially and emotionally through play and enrichment activities.


JOIN US THIS SUMMER Pat Shipley Head of School Rossman School 12660 Conway Road, 434-5877, A low student-teacher ratio provides a personal and supportive climate as Rossman students explore a curriculum focused on strong character and strong academics. Junior kindergarteners explore Rossman’s nature trail, study great artists, and develop public speaking and interpersonal skills. As part of Rossman, they benefit from Spanish and music lessons, daily physical education, and through forming meaningful relationships with older children.

Elizabeth Miller Head of School Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School 801 S. Spoede Road, 432-2021, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is an independent, Catholic school educating boys and girls age 3 through sixth grade, and young women grades seven through 12. The school is committed to serving busy families, which is why the campus will be open and staffed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the 2014-2015 school year for all students, at no additional cost to enrolled families.

Choose from a variety of one or two week sessions in June and July

ART, ATHLETICS and ENRICHMENT CAMPS for girls entering grades 1 through 8

Have Fun Under the Sun with CDS this Summer!


• 6:1 student/early ent/early childhood teacher ratio • Small class sizes with 12 or fewer students dents • 60-acre campus with nature trail and pool contact us at or 314.810.3566 to schedule a tour.

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NLY 10 YEARS OLD, THIS secluded and beautifully landscaped home offers an open floor plan and 6,200 square feet. The fireplace in the 2-story living room p rov i d e s t h e p i c t u re perfect backdrop for family portraits. The main floor also includes a separate dining room and office with built-in shelves. The beautiful kitchen features a breakfast room and counter, center island and stainless steel appliances, all overlooking a hearth room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Retreat to the firstfloor master suite, with a whirlpool, vanities, large walk-in closet and huge shower with body sprays. Three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, a recreation room and bonus room make up the second half of the house. Guests, in-laws, nannies and teenagers will enjoy the privacy afforded by the attached guest quarters, which includes two bedrooms, a full bath, kitchen, living room and dining area. You’ll love the convenience of the 3-car garage, firstfloor utilities, full basement and circular drive.

Barbara Wulfing, 277-3285, 983-2205, From its humble beginning in the founder’s basement, the Janet McAfee Real Estate network is now four decades strong and a recognized local leader. Today, the firm enjoys a corporate office in Ladue, more than 100 active professional agents and a significant presence in the Saint Louis Central Corridor. Through exclusive relocation and marketing affiliations, the syndication of listings to leading real estate portals, and distinguished luxury partners, Janet McAfee Real Estate offers global reach.


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Celebrate and support the return of classical music to the St. Louis airwaves by attending this inaugural evening of outstanding performances featuring: Renowned violinist Gil Shaham, Acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham & David Robertson, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony

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Toyota Yaris



OOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKages. Automotively, small cars can be a great solution for people who don’t regularly have to haul around lots of people or cargo. Small cars can offer a smaller purchase price, good fuel economy and a lot of driving fun. One excellent example of a small yet practical vehicle is the Honda Fit. Though it casts a relatively small shadow, its efficient packaging gives the Fit a lot of interior room for a small car, with a versatile cabin that can carry multiple passengers, a fair amount of cargo, or a combination thereof. Back-seat room is good for two (three would be a squeeze), but leg room is a bit dependent on the position of front-seat passengers. Its most interesting feature is a second-row seat bottom that folds up to allow storage of tall objects behind the frontrow seats—very clever. The rear-seat backs also fold to combine with the reasonably sized rear cargo area to create a large, flat, cargo-carrying compartment. Otherwise, the interior isn’t fancy, but it’s nice, efficient and very functional. The mildly bolstered front seats are adequate, and combined with a manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel, they make finding a comfortable driving position easy. Three large rotary knobs easily control cabin ventilation, and the radio controls are equally simple and easy to use. The 1.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine mated to a smooth-shifting 5-speed automatic with paddle shifters pumps out 117 horsepower to the front wheels. Though it’s not going to win any races, that’s enough power for most people’s everyday driving needs. Gas mileage is 27 city, 33 highway. Not bad, but could be better for a small car. Handling is good for an economy car with communicative steering,

good brakes (front disc/rear drum) and the tossability of a small car. It’s a lot of car for a relatively low price, and with the legendary Honda reliability, it should be rocksolid dependable. If you’re looking for inexpensive, safe, reliable transportation with decent gas mileage, the Fit is going to be hard to beat. Martin Kingsbury, salesman at Honda of Frontenac, boasts of the Fit, “It’s a great car—it’s very safe for its size, it’s economically priced, very durable and the interior is extremely versatile.” The Fit Sport starts at approximately $18,000. The base model is at about $16,000. Another attractive small car is the Toyota Yaris, which can be had as a 3- or 5-door hatchback. The 5-door was tested, and it was a fine little car, but it lacked some of the modern features expected in today’s automobiles. For example, it has a 4-speed automatic transmission. This year Dodge introduced a 9-speed! Rear drum brakes also are reserved for cars built primarily to a price, and a non-split folding rear seat is also a bit anachronistic, though a split rear seat is an available option. Cloth front seats are nicely bolstered, but they could use inside arm rests. Two-tone trim in the interior looks nice, but is a bit plasticky. Ventilation controls are three-rotary-knob simple and easy to use, as is the radio, which also has controls on the steering wheel. The steering wheel manually tilts, but does not telescope. Cruise control and electric mirrors and windows are nice conveniences. The rear seat is surprisingly roomy, though two would be a lot more comfortable than three back there. The rear cargo area is of moderate size and will not accommodate tall objects due to the slope of the rear hatch. As discussed, the rear seat folds as one

Honda Fit

piece to expand cargo-carrying capacity. The 1.5, liter 4-cylinder engine pumps out 106 horsepower to the front wheels through the aforementioned 4-speed automatic transmission. A 5-speed manual only is available on the base 3-door and SE trim 5-door. Gas mileage is 30 city, 36 highway, which is good, but not great for such a small car. Power is adequate for most situations, but a bit underpowered on a steep incline. The transmission shifts smoothly, though a tachometer was noticeable in its omission. It has a comfortable ride, thanks to its softly sprung suspension, which makes handling a little soft, as well. Safety features include ABS brakes, traction control, stability control and nine airbags. According to Dan Bozzay, sales manager at Lou Fusz Toyota, “The Yaris is the perfect vehicle for city driving; it’s compact and easily maneuverable. It’s also good for students since it’s inexpensive, fuel-efficient, and has Toyota reliability.” Base price for the 5-door Yaris LE is about $17,000.

Robert Paster ( also is an attorney in private practice, concentrating in estate planning and probate.




And the Oscar Goes to...

L ET ’S M A K E O N E T H I NG perfectly clear: These are not my top 10 favorite movies of all time. I like them—I like them a lot. But the Academy narrowed the field considerably. Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas and The Shawshank Redemption are not in the running. Taxi Driver lost to Rocky, and Witness lost to Out of Africa, so those are not options, either. On a positive note, neither is Citizen Kane: How Green Was My Valley won that year, saving me the embarrassment of admitting I find the Orson Welles masterpiece boring. There


are a lot of films that deserve to be with this group of Oscar winners, and a few in the club that shouldn’t be. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that this year, one more undeserving submission will be joining them. On the bright side, most Academy Awardwinning films deserve the statue. This is my top 10 list. I base the selections on one criterion: If I’m getting ready to go to bed and I see that a movie is starting, would I stay up and watch it? (Obviously this method is dated, but you get the idea.) There are perhaps some shocking omissions, but here is my list...


WHILE IT WOULD SEEM SAFE TO assume that a top 10 list of Oscar’s Best Picture winners would represent the greatest films of all time, that is not quite the case. The problem with ranking Academy Awardwinning films is that, most of the time, the best picture of the year does not get voted Best Picture by members of the Academy. Let’s take a look one recent example: In 2007, No Country for Old Men was given the honor, but There Will Be Blood clearly was the best film of the year. Not only that, it is one of the

finest films ever made. Since its ’07 release, There Will Be Blood has been steadily climbing the top-filmsof-all-time lists. In 2012, Sight & Sound—the prestigious British film magazine—asked an international group of film professionals to vote for their greatest films of all time. There Will Be Blood placed No. 72 in the Directors’ Top 100 Poll and 179 in the Critics’ Top 250 Poll, while No Country for Old Men did not make the cut on either list. Now, on to my rankings …

THE 2014 BEST PICTURE NOMINEES ARE: American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity Her Nebraska

Philomena 12 Years A Slave The Wolf of Wall Street

The 86th Annual Academy Awards airs live on ABC on Sunday, March 2, at 6 p.m., St. Louis time.


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O GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR THIS SUNDAY’S 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY Awards ceremony, we have LN’s longtime movie critic, Debbie Baldwin, comparing notes with Brandon LaMew, a local film connoisseur who’s been ranked No. 15 among Netflix’s top film reviewers worldwide. Their assignment? Give us their ranking of the best movies that have been awarded the Academy’s Best Picture award.

Debbie’s Picks The Godfather (1972) The Godfather is the greatest movie in the history of movies.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Jack Nicholson carried the film and launched his career as the unbalanced Randle McMurphy skewing sanity in an Oregon mental hospital. This film is one of three films that has won Oscar’s ‘big five’ (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay). The other two are It Happened One Night and The Silence of the Lambs.

3. The Sting (1973) Redford, Newman, the nose tap. We all know the danger of walking the tightrope between comedy and suspense. The Sting must be the reason so many filmmakers take the risk.

Patton (1970) George C. Scott famously refused the Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of General George S. Patton. He vehemently hated the idea of competing against other actors. Brando then did it two years later, refusing his Best Actor statue for The Godfather, though for different reasons. Yeah, Scott and Brando were that good.

Chariots of Fire (1981) I can still remember watching the broadcast as a kid and seeing this huge Oscar upset. Chariots beat out the heavily favored epic, Reds, and mirrored the film itself with the sentimental victory.

Schindler’s List (1993) For a while there in the ’80s, I had this image of Steven Spielberg going to bed at night and muttering to himself, What the hell do I have to do? He already had several Oscar-worthy films to his credit, but no statue. In 1993, he figured it out with this brilliant story of one small good deed amidst unbearable evil.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

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Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I’m absolutely convinced this film would have joined The Silence of the Lambs, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and It Happened One Night in that elusive ‘big five’ club had Russell Crowe not been going through a rough patch in his personal life. A couple of run-ins—tantrums, really—and the Best Actor Oscar went to Denzel Washington for Training Day; while Ron Howard’s heartwarming story of Princeton mathematician John Nash won every other award of the five, due in large part to Crowe. It was a glaring mistake, but the Academy is nothing if not in the moment.


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The Godfather (1972) With The Godfather, Marlon Brando cemented his legacy with his portrayal of The Don, Al Pacino became an international icon, and Francis Ford Coppola became a household name. The film has aged gracefully, thanks to Gordon Willis’ exquisite use of light and color, and Nino Rota’s hauntingly beautiful score. The Godfather is the greatest film ever made—a perfect film if there ever was one.

The Godfather Part II (1974) Everyone expected The Godfather Part II to be good—but not this good. Not only did Coppola and company craft the greatest sequel of all time, they managed to make a film that had many critics holding it in higher regard than the original. It is easy to forget that, prior to The Godfather Part II, sequels were rare in films. For better or worse, this is the one that ignited the trend. It succeeds on all levels even without Brando’s participation, and Robert De Niro proved the naysayers wrong with his mesmerizing turn as the young Vito Corleone.

The French Connection (1971) New Hollywood was born. Gone were static shots and stale sets of old. Taking cues from the French New Wave, director William Friedkin took his kinetic cameras to the streets, capturing the grit of New York like never before. A true watershed film, The French Connection’s influence cannot be overstated. Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider were catapulted to instant stardom, and Friedkin became one of the youngest to ever win the Oscar for Best Director.

On the Waterfront (1954) Marlon Brando and Elia Kazan: one of the greatest actor/ director partnerships of all time. The duo also collaborated on the masterful A Streetcar Named Desire. On the Waterfront swept the Oscars in 1955, taking home eight awards, including Best Black & White Cinematography by the inimitable Boris Kaufman. On the Waterfront will never cease to be ‘a contender.’

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Epic. Merriam-Webster could use any single frame from the film to illustrate that word in the dictionary and no one would object. Its size and scale are astounding to this day. Clocking in at 222 minutes, Lawrence still is the longest film to ever win Best Picture.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Nurse Ratched. Surely, writer Ken Kesey had the word wretched in mind when he penned her name. Louise Fletcher took home the Best Actress award for her portrayal of the detestable nurse, which stands as one of best screen villains of all time. A stellar supporting cast, including a young Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd, played a major role in netting Best Actor for Jack Nicholson in this heartbreaking masterwork by Milos Forman.

Rocky (1976) Still the definitive underdog story, Rocky mirrored Sylvester Stallone’s own life. It is real, comes from the heart, and you can see it in everything on screen. Bill Conti’s uplifting score is no less popular today than it was in ’76. Even the normally restrained Academy stood and cheered when the film was first screened.

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The production is consistently tight, features top-flight performances by all four of the primary performers.


THE STORY Tommy DeVito is a small-time musician with big-time dreams, taking along his guitar and combo partners, brother Nick DeVito and friend Nick Massi, wherever he can line up a gig. Problem is, the lads from the tough streets of New Jersey have a penchant for trouble, causing all three of them to spend time in the state penitentiary in the 1950s. DeVito and Massi soldier on, though, and see their stock rise when Tommy brings 15-year-old Frankie Castellucio (aka Frankie Valli) under his wing and lets the kid’s soaring soprano take center stage. Tommy keeps trying out a fourth member, and endless variations on the group’s name, one more forgettable than the next. Everything changes; however, when another Jersey kid, Joey Pesci, introduces the trio to a young songwriter named Bob Gaudio.

At Frankie and Nick’s insistence, Tommy reluctantly adds Bob to the group, which takes its new name, The Four Seasons, from the refurbished sign of a local bowling alley. Thus begins an incredible musical journey, as The Four Seasons rack up Top 40 hit after hit, appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand, and enjoy the good life. That is, until mobsters call Tommy out on his sizable marker, gambling debts that threaten his life and the future of the group itself.

HIGHLIGHTS Since arriving on Broadway in 2005, Jersey Boys is closing in on 3,500 performances, ranking it in the Top 15 longest-running shows in Broadway history.

The book is cleverly divided into four segments, starting with Spring and ending with Winter, each one narrated by a different group member. Director Des McAnuff emphasizes the fascinating story as much as the infectious music, from the quartet’s humble beginnings in New Jersey to its worldwide fame. Hayden Milanes can’t match Valli’s improbably high voice, but he does capture the crooner’s style and charisma. Quinn van Antwerp convincingly reprises his role from the 2011 touring company as the amiable Gaudio. Adam Zelasko embodies the persona of Nick Massi, who self-effacingly refers to himself as the ‘Ringo’ of the quartet. Nicolas Dromard is very good as the cocky, swaggering Tommy DeVito, who likely was saved from a gangland execution by his loyal mates. Jersey Boys has lost none of its vigor or appeal in this energetic, enthralling and engaging presentation.

COMPANY: Touring Company VENUE: Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. DATES: Through March 2 TICKETS: From $30; 534-1111 or metrotix. com RATING: A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5. More reviews available at laduenews. com

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THE KING’S SPEECH (2010) It suddenly strikes me how similar this film is to the one directly above it. Both deal with commanding but fragile men, and the stoic beauties by their sides. Both are about a complex character facing a daunting obstacle—in this case, reluctant King George VI’s crippling stammer. And at their core, both movies are love stories.

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) A tabloid reporter finds himself on a bus with a runaway heiress and extorts her into an exclusive? Why on earth this movie hasn’t been a candidate for a remake is beyond me. Perhaps it’s impossible to portray a likeable version of either character. Rob Reiner retooled the premise for the 1985 teen classic, The Sure Thing, with spectacular results.

ANNIE HALL (1977) Really, the 10th spot was a free for all. On a rainy, stay-in-bed day, it would be Ordinary People. On a timeless, classic Sunday afternoon, Casablanca or Rebecca. Alone on a Friday night? The Silence of the Lambs. Today; however, was a quirky, chilly, girl-in-a-derby-and-necktie kind of day. In many ways, this is the quintessential Woody Allen film. It perfectly balances his neurotic comedy with a more profound glimpse at human interaction.


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THE DEER HUNTER (1978) Two words: Russian roulette. Out of all the legendary scenes in film history, this grueling scene remains the most visceral, intense and harrowingly realistic. Robert De Niro’s rage explodes off the screen. The conviction of both his and Christopher Walken’s acting is remarkable. Modern audiences often complain that the film is slow, but there is real character development at work here—a process that is largely lost in the current era of quick cuts and constant explosions. The Deer Hunter may be difficult and depressing, but it is a journey well worth taking. The Academy agreed and bestowed it five awards.

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) Well, Clarice — have the lambs stopped screaming? It is unlikely that audiences will ever stop screaming. Hannibal Lecter. The pit and the poodle. Buffalo Bill’s dance. The Silence of the Lambs gave viewers endless chills and took five Oscars for the effort – which laid waste to the theory that a horror film could never win Best Picture.

ANNIE HALL (1977) Some critics posit that Woody Allen makes the same movie over and over again, and I cannot say that I totally disagree. But, this is the greatest work amongst the similitude of his oeuvre. Annie Hall is the ace of spades in Allen’s hand while all his other films merely are kings and queens: same suit, higher value. Allen’s talents as a screenwriter have never been in doubt, as he holds the record for Best Screenplay nominations at 14.

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Seedz Cafe has opened at 6344 South Rosedale Ave. in Clayton’s DeMun neighborhood. The new eatery features vegan and raw dishes, as well as an assortment of smoothies and juices.


Nadoz Bakery & Café bowed its newest location at the Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield earlier this month. The new spot features specialty coffee and espresso, all-day breakfast, homemade soups and salads, sandwiches and desserts, along with a Burger Bar and the new Nadoz Squeeze Juice Bar, offering raw juice from fresh fruits and vegetables. USA Today recently released its list of the top 10 vodka bars in the country, and Sub Zero Vodka Bar in the Central West End ranked No. 1. Sub Zero gained the top spot on the roster by offering the largest selection of vodkas in the country with more than 600 kinds, paired with its menu of sushi and gourmet burgers. Sophisticated oeneophiles and vino novices alike will find courses to satisfy their needs at the recently opened Mid-American School of Wine. The school was founded by area wine experts JEFF CALLAHAN, sommelier at Porter’s Steakhouse; DENISE MUELLER, bar manager at Robust Wine Bar at the MX; AARON MANDEL, American Wine Society VP; and CRAIG ADAMS, owner of Vino Vitae in Lafayette Square. The school’s courses and exams will be held at various Robust Wine Bar locations around town. Check out their offerings and register at Cheers! O’Fallon Brewery will be opening a new brewing facility later this year near Westport Plaza at 45 Progress Parkway. Construction will begin in April, with completion expected by December. The new brewery will have an annual brewing capacity of 25,000 beer barrels (344,500 cases), more than double the company’s current volume. The brewery also will have a 50-barrel brew house, as well as kegging and packaging lines, a 2,000-squarefoot tasting room and available tours.

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

Pizza. Pasta. Perfect! BY SIDNEY LEWIS

WE’VE BEEN A FAN OF KATIE LEE’S CUISINE ever since we stumbled upon her original restaurant in Clayton a few years back. And we were thrilled when we heard about her latest venture, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill, featuring a bigger space and better parking. Though the restaurant is located in a shopping center, the space is anything but prepackaged. Lee and her fiance/business partner Ted Collier gave as much thought to the interior of the restaurant as to the menu. Accoutrements include live ‘green walls’ (modular boxes of leafy green plants hanging on the walls), funky light fixtures, quaintly mismatched seats and a glorious open kitchen. There’s also a spacious outdoor seating area. Katie’s place is more than just a pretty face, though. The menu features an abundance of handmade, quality fare. We started out with the House Made Artichoke Toasted Ravioli ($9) and an order of the Fig Mostarda & Prosciutto ($9) from the assorted burrata combinations available. Now, we’ve never really understood this town’s fascination with t-ravs, which we find to be usually bland and unremarkable. Katie’s version, though, is a revelation, featuring crispy pasta bites filled with earthy artichoke and topped with shaved Parmesan. Instead of flat marinara sauce, these came with a flavorful pine-nut pesto. For those who haven’t been initiated into the delight that is burrata, it’s basically a mixture of cheese and cream enclosed in a shell of mozzarella. Our plate had a perfect white globe of mild burrata as its centerpiece, and

the creamy cheese was perfectly balanced by the slightly sweet fig jam and salty cured meat situated alongside it. Since the name of the place includes pizza and pasta, we felt obliged to try both of these specialties. The Cured Meats ($16) pizza has thin, flaky crust with the nice charred edges typical of expertly wood-fired pies. The dough is handmade in-house, and it shows: The flavor and consistency were spot-on. (A gluten-free crust option also is available for an additional $5.) This pie came topped with a variety of cured meats from local salumeria superstars Salume Beddu that included speck, coppa and sopressata. Half-frozen discs of pepperoni and overcooked bacon bits will never be good enough again. Like the pizza dough, Katie’s pastas are made on-site. The Pappardelle ($16) we had is a perfect showcase for the kitchen’s pasta prowess. It features a bounty of these wide, tender noodles topped with a rich and savory wild boar ragu. We almost stopped there, but then the Ricotta Donuts caught our eye and we decided to wrap things up with an order of these crispy bites. Katie’s recently started Saturday and Sunday brunch service, and lunch service and happy hour specials also are available. For truly handcrafted Italian food—and plenty of culinary creativity to boot—Katie’s is the place to go.

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What I’m Drinking Now:




ITH COOLER TEMPS still blanketing the Midwest, it’s a good time to dig into a hearty syrah; and with so many syrahs to chose from, I’ve decided to stay close to home on this one: the 2008 Nicholson Jones Selection Syrah, Napa Valley. The local connection is St. Louisan Cal Nicholson, the man behind Nicholson Jones wines, which produces small-batch wines from crisp sauvignon blancs to opulent cabernets. His winemaker is Julien Fayard, who grew up in France and tillage in Bordeaux, Loire and Provence before coming to Quintessa Winery in 2003. Both Cal and Julien’s approach to winemaking is to produce French-style wine from California fruit, resulting in wines that have balance. This is a 100-percent syrah from two vineyards: Sugarloaf Mountain (83 percent) and Stagecoach (17 percent), and aged 21 months in French oak. Only 150 cases were produced. It’s big and bold, as Julien wanted to make a syrah styled after northern Rhône. Let’s dip in: Color: dark and concentrated with purple hues Aroma: boysenberry, black cherry, blackberry, violets, white pepper Taste: see fruits above, with an earthy mineral component upfront Mouthfeel: velvety mid-palate some grip on tannins, with a smooth finish Yes, Côte-Rôtie (great northern Rhône wine), California style. Well done, Julien! Northern Rhône makes great, brooding, ageworthy syrah. Northern Rhône is small compared to southern Rhône, which produces almost 10 times as much wine. So supply and demand explains why some of these wines command high prices. Some of the great appellations are: CôteRôtie AOC (known for its aromatics, which makes sense as wines are allowed to use up to 20 percent viognier in this syrah); Cornas AOC (tends to be slightly more masculine with 100 percent syrah); Hermitage AOC (syrah with up to 10 percent of two 2 permitted white grapes, marsanne and rousanne); Crozes-Hermitage AOC (outlying appellation of Hermitage, with syrah and up to

THE U.S. HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH SYRAH ALL ALONG THE WEST COAST, FROM WASHINGTON STATE TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. WASHINGTON STATE, BEING FARTHER NORTH, ENJOYS TWO ADDITIONAL HOURS OF SUNLIGHT, ALLOWING FOR GREATER RIPENING TO PRODUCE FULL, RICH AND BIG CONCENTRATED WINES. 15 percent marsanne and roussane); Saint Joseph AOC (syrah with up to 10 percent marsanne and rousanne). As you head down to southern Rhône, it is dominated by the grenache grape and many more varietals, including syrah. Syrah is widely grown here and used in the blends that represent this region such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Rasteau and Côtes du Rhône. Farther south, syrah is grown widely and used a lot in blends but also can be found straight. Rhône has influenced many other parts of the world with winemakers trying to emulate Rhônestyle wine. Australia probably has been the most

successful with what it calls the syrah grape, shiraz. They copied Côte-Rôtie by adding viognier to shiraz. With its warmer climate, Australia produces shiraz that is big, fruit-forward and jammy in style compared to Rhône. Australia has been making good wine for many decades; and back in the 1990s, it was importing huge amounts of wine to the U.S. Unfortunately, they also imported a lot of mediocre wine with lower price points (and animal prints on the labels) to sell to the up-and-coming American wine consumers. Australia still is good value for the money; and if Continued on page 73

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THE FANTASTICKS The Nebraska Theatre Caravan will perform the whimsical romantic comedy, The Fantasticks, based on the book by Tom Jones, at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 3 p.m. $29-$49. 866-516-4949 and

3/4 JERSEY BOYS Featuring Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys follows the music group’s journey to pop success, with hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry and Oh What a Night, at the Fox Theatre. Various times. $30-$130. 534-1111 or DISNEY ON ICE: PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE Disney friends Mickey and Minnie will take audiences to the enchanted worlds of The Lion King, Peter Pan and more, at Scottrade Center. Various times. $15 and up.

THROUGH 3/9 OTHER DESERT CITIES The Repertory Theatre presents Other Desert Cities, the dramatic story of a young novelist who returns home to get approval for her latest work—a tell-all family memoir. Various times. $17-$76. 968-4925 or

A COOL NIGHT WITH THE BLUES Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ professional trade series concludes for the season as the St. Louis Blues take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scottrade Center. 6:30 p.m. 4423868 or

3/5 AMOS LEE The Sheldon Sessions continue with Philadelphia-born singersongwriter Amos Lee, who has performed with legendary artists Bob Dylan and Paul Simon and collaborated with Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams. 8 p.m. $41-$49. 533-9900 or


3/6-29 RENT New Line Theatre presents the Pulitzer-Prizewinning rock opera Rent at the Washington University South Campus Theatre. 8 p.m. $10-$20.

3/7-8 COPPELIA Alexandra Ballet presents the lighthearted romance, Coppélia, at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. March 7; 2 p.m. March 8. $10-$30. 516-4949 or

3/7 & 3/9 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Winter Opera will perform Lucia di Lammermoor, the haunting tale of two feuding Scottish families, at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. March 7; 3 p.m. March 9.

3/13 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more will pay homage to the legendary Jimi Hendrix during a performance at Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $30-$100. 534-1111 or


3/2 CELTIC NIGHTS: JOURNEY OF HOPE Experience the music, song and dance of the Celtic heritage at J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. 2 p.m. $27-$47. 636-949-4433 or


SEAN JONES QUARTET Experimental and emotional jazz trumpeter Sean Jones will play at Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $10-$28. 289-4030 or

3/6-9 BUILDERS HOME AND GARDEN SHOW See the latest trends in lawn and garden, kitchen and bath, interior design, pools and spas, and building projects at the Builders Home and Garden Show at America’s Center. 342-5000 or

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Chris Kahler: Dialumens

EXTRAORDINARY ART THROUGH 3/1 CHRIS KAHLER: DIALUMENS On view at Bruno David Gallery, Chris Kahler’s new paintings explore the boundaries between physical and psychological time. Free. 531-3030 or THROUGH 3/2 ART IN BLOOM Join Saint Louis Art Museum for a five-day festival of fine art and fresh flowers, featuring more than 30 floral installations, workshops, performances and lectures, including Downton Abbey set designer Judith Farr and HGTV host David Bromstad. 534-1111 or THROUGH 8/23 ART OF ITS OWN MAKING Never-before-seen in St. Louis sculpture, inspiring film and innovative performance art will be on display at The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Free. 754-1850 or

2/28 & 3/1 DIAVOLO Experience the thrill of a gravity-defying performance by Diavolo, a group composed of modern dancers, athletes, gymnasts, martial artists and stunt performers, on colossal set pieces at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $35$55. 516-4949 or

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KEVIN EUBANKS Former Tonight Show band leader and acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks will play at Lumiere Theatre. 7 and 10 p.m. $25$35. GREAT GREEN ADVENTURES Kids can search for signs of spring in the Children’s Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $3. 577-0100 or

CHECK THIS OUT 3/7-9 PETER AND THE STARCATCHER The Peabody Opera House presents the imaginative musical play based on the bestselling prequel to Peter Pan by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Various times. $27-$92. 800-745-3000 or



CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Ran, as colors 5. Ball attire 10. Loafer, e.g. 14. Big laugh 15. He’s ___ nowhere man (Beatles lyric) 16. Peeping Tom, for short 17. Almond 18. Indian condiment 19. Capri, e.g. 20. Catcher, 1945 23. Kennel club classification 24. Attention-getters 25. One ‘S’ in USSR 28. Hunger strike 30. Arab League member 31. Forgo 33. ___ constrictor 36. Pitcher, 1991 40. ‘___ calls?’ 41. Town in central India 42. Adam’s apple spot 43. Bro 44. Leans on the horn 46. Layers 49. Catch some Z’s

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Yale Club of St. Louis and Les Amis continued from page 12

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Assistance League St. Louis continued from page 24 50,000 children. Another program, Steps to Success, provides new athletic shoes for deserving students. Project ROSE provides personal care and household items for women and their children in shelters; while Operation Hug delivers Teddy bears to children and adults in traumatic situations. In all, Assistance League’s members volunteer more than 51,000 hours each year, serving 32,000 people in the St. Louis region. But it wouldn’t be possible without the funds raised at Fantastic Finds. “It takes a lot to run the shop,” Kearney says. “The volunteers are very dedicated to what they do, because they’re dedicated to our mission—which is giving back to the community.” So if you’re ready for a new spring wardrobe, remember that a new top, skirt or purse for you also can mean a lot of good to your neighbors in need. You never know what your next ‘fantastic find’ will be!

the wine life continued from page 68 you stay above the $10 price point, you can get a really tasty bottle of shiraz or a blend. The U.S. has been very successful with syrah all along the West Coast, from Washington State to Southern California. Washington State, being farther north, enjoys two additional hours of sunlight, allowing for greater ripening to produce full, rich and big concentrated wines. Syrah also is used in a lot of blends from this region. Some syrah is produced in Southern Oregon, such as the Rouge Valley, where it is warmer. Moving down toward California, from

Parenting continued from page 47 the aspiring vacationers plan a day. Encourage your teens to research activity options, follow a budget and create a schedule of events, including transportation and dining. For this to work, however, parents must commit to the plan even if it means doing something outrageously adventurous or wasting away the morning with a late sleep. Teens typically will make good choices, and allowing them to own a piece of the planning ensures minimal complaining and maximum enjoyment. Turnabout is fair play and parents also should participate in the plan-a-day process, but with an added twist. Choose an afternoon for you and your spouse to spend one-on-one quality alone time with each of your children. This can be as simple as a hike through the hills or as exciting as mountain-biking down a steep trail. The goal is to choose something that can be enjoyed together. Mixing it up generates positive parent/child interaction, promotes family bonding, and creates great dinner conversation as each share stories from their day.

Planning in advance, however, will not guarantee a peaceful getaway unless a family conversation regarding trip rules and expectations takes place before the departure date. Remind your traveling teens that all home rules apply: no smoking, no drinking, no cursing and no hitting your sister. Emphasize the importance of time—what time they need to return in the evening, what time tired teens need to wake in the morning, and what kind of time they must spend with mom and dad. Set some basic ground rules and discuss concerns as they occur to ensure that everyone gets along. Vacations provide some of life’s most memorable moments. And while you may return to the same destination year after year, each visit will be different as your family matures and grows. Savor the time, leave life’s worries behind and take lots of pictures. Bon voyage! 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

Mendocino down to Santa Barbara, the warm weather is very agreeable to syrah. A group of winemakers who love Rhône wines has formed a group called the “Rhône Rangers” to produce and pay tribute to Rhône varietals such as syrah. The style in California varies, due to climate and soils, from ‘brooding’ to jammy. Syrah—once thought to be the next popular grape varietal, like merlot and pinot noir—gained a lot of steam, but did not really catch on. However, it has increased its planting and production around the world, particularly in Argentina, Chile, Switzerland, South Africa and Spain.

If you are searching for something big and bold, look no further. The many shades of syrah certainly will bring out the bold in you. Tasting Tip: With a higher-alcohol wine like syrah/shiraz, make sure to serve at correct temperature (about 65 degrees). When served too warm, the wine will not display the fruit as it should, and this tends to make the wine flat-tasting and not vibrant. Wine Recommendation: If you get a chance to taste a northern Rhône, do not pass it up. Try a good shiraz from Australia’s McLaren Vale, which produces big but balanced wines.

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VACATION RENTALS 314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist

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Celebrate and support the return of classical music to the St. Louis airwaves by attending this inaugural evening of outstanding performances featuring: Renowned violinist Gil Shaham, Acclaimed pianist Orli Shaham & David Robertson, Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony

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MARCH 19, 2014 GIL SHAHAM Renowned Violinist

The Sheldon Concert Hall 3648 Washington Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108 Dinner and cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by 8 p.m. concert

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Peggy Ritter and Marsha Rusnack co-chairmen

Ambassador and Mrs. Sam Fox

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Honorary Gala co-chairs ORLI SHAHAM Acclaimed Pianist

Proceeds from the evening will support the Radio Arts Foundation -Saint Louis and its mission to support classical music programming, the arts and cultural institutions within the St. Louis community. A variety of ticket and sponsorship packages are available. For more information, please contact Oather Kelly at the Radio Arts Foundation – St. Louis by phone: 314-881-3523 or e-mail:

DAVID ROBERTSON Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony

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