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CRAFT ALLIANCE

Style. Society. Success. | March 3, 2017

2017

Platinum list edition Presented by


The LUXURY COLLECTION of

Alliance Real Estate

486 Pine Bend Drive | Wildwood | $850,000

Stone Ledge Farm - 196 Acres

9915 Litzsinger

24 Overbrook Drive

508 Heron Court

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Dutzow | $3,675,000

Ladue | $3,100,000

Ladue | $2,999,000

Saint Albans | $2,750,000

Ladue | $1,798,000

16763 Eagle Bluff Court

9 Washington Terrace

Wenwood Farm Winery

1154 Greystone Manor Pkwy

1700 Gratree Lane

Chesterfield | $1,695,000

St Louis City | $1,450,000

Bland | $1,200,000

Chesterfield | $1,199,000

Wentzville | $1,170,000

53 Portland Place

244 Bless Us Court East

115 Pointer Lane

1429 Uthoff Farm Trail

1529 Lookout Mountain Drive

St Louis City | $1,100,000

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Ladue | $975,000

Fenton | $899,900

Wildwood | $860,000

17669 Lasiandra Drive

115 Club Creek Court

1516 Shepard Road

Wildwood | $819,900

Saint Albans | $799,999

Wildwood | $799,900

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE ADDITION OF OUR NEWEST EXPERIENCED AGENT TO OUR CLAYTON OFFICE!

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Saint Albans | $1,199,900

13210 Thornhill

Town & Country | $899,000

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18800 Franklin Road Eureka | $2,900,000

Wonderful light and bright 5 bedroom family home in popular Thornhill Estates. Plenty of room to entertain with formal living room, generous family room which walks out to 3 season room, large kitchen, and upstairs living space complete with second family room. An ideal place to call home!

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ON TREND Stripes star in the March installment of this column from LN’s resident fashionista, Katie Yeadon, who directs our readers’ attention to this elegant bag from Prada. (The price? A mere detail! After all, spring’s the season of abundant green, yes?)

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The Trio: Dark Matter Feature: Deck the Door Decor Inside Design

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In the debut of this monthly column, Jake Spurgeon, certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, gives LN readers five invaluable tips on maximizing a kitchen’s functionality, size and design.

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CRAFT ALLIANCE AIRPORT EXHIBITION LN stalwart Denise Kruse takes readers on a virtual tour of “Makers: Past + Present,” an exhibition from Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design that will run till May 14 at the recently rechristened St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

On the cover 14 In this special edition of Ladue News, we recognize the businesses and people making our city a better place to live, as determined by our readers in the annual Platinum List. The preview appears on page 14.

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Game ON! Kids MD Crossword Puzzle Feature: Mammalogist David Powell

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25 Randelay Drive in Ladue Not to be missed! One-of-a-kind estate property on 3.89 acres in the heart of Ladue. Frist time on the market in almost 50 years. Prime location and Old World charm, this historical 1929 home with Missouri limestone facade and slate roof also has wonderful pool with stone pool house (dressing room and kitchenette) and 4-car detached stone garage with renovated apartment above and attached work room main level for outdoor lawn and potting equipment. The bedrooms and baths listed and square feet include the apartment

which is approximately 900 square feet and has 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room with dining area, and kitchen. Main house has wonderfully large yet inviting marble foyer with half bath and coat closet, large living room, formal dining room, kitchen, family room, 4 season sunroom with 3 sides windows looking out to a brick patio, main floor master bedroom, beautifully paneled den, bar room, main floor master suite, 3 woodburning fireplaces, 9 and 10 foot ceilings. 3 bedrooms upstairs. Apple orchard, raised garden beds, irrigation system. Wonderful!

New Price Upon Request. Susan Holden 314.503.3345 Heidi Long 314.308.2283

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Christy Thompson

Kathleen Walbaum

Christy believes the 3 most important words in real estate are: Location, Location, Negotiation! A McAfee Top 10 Producer for the past 8 years, Christy is a long-time member of the Missouri Bar Association, specializing in contract negotiations. Her legal background makes her a strong client advocate and an expert in guiding clients through our complex real estate market. She is proud to have received St. Louis Magazine’s 5-Star Customer Satisfaction Award for 8 consecutive years.

As a Realtor with Janet McAfee Real Estate, Kathleen loves the exciting, ever-changing nature of the real estate market and enjoys having her finger on the pulse of the market both in the Central Corridor and nationally. Always interested in people, she finds the unique back-stories of her buyers not only fascinating but helpful as she searches for just the right neighborhood and the right home. She also has personal experience with key resources for her sellers to call on when it’s time to list their home for sale.

Christy Thompson 314.974.6140

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For the second year since starting with Janet McAfee Real Estate in 2008, Julie has been named the #1 agent for 2016. She has built an impressive portfolio of sales in excess of $110 million dollars. Today, if you visit her website and click on the experience tab, you will quickly see why her distinguished clients value her luxury market knowledge and trust her expert recommendations.Julie’s practice is thriving.

A consistent Top 10 Agent and winner of the FIVE STAR Customer Satisfaction Award, Susan has been a full time Broker/Associate with Janet McAfee for 28 years, providing her expertise to both buyers and sellers in the central corridor of St. Louis. She loves her work because her true passion is helping people, and in real estate this involves one of their most significant lifetime investments. Her availability and standard of superior service with integrity goes far beyond the sale, providing advice and resources to her clients. She treats every property as if it were her own. Testimonials available on website.

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$824,900 I Bedrooms: 4 I Baths: 3.5 I Total Living Area: 5,253 Square Feet

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12437 Grandview Lake Drive in Sunset Hills

8956 Moydalgan Road in Ladue

Outstanding floor plan this atrium ranch offers so many upgraded features! Wood flooring on the main level, spacious kitchen.hearth room/breakfast room overlook private lot. Main floor master suite includes a sitting room and updated master bath. Walk out lower level offers a media room, office, large bedroom, full bath, tons of storage area, and a rec room complete with kitchenette/bar! Custom deck and walkway out to rear patio fire pit area add to the appeal of this impeccably maintained home! Two additional main floor bedrooms connect with a jack and jill bath. Black shelves/cabinets flanking great room fireplace to stay.

This historically significant Ladue home on a spectacular 2 + acre lot is a very special offering and boasts gracious old world charm with beautifully proportioned additions and updates for today’s lifestyle. The living spaces are amazing and include a stunning formal living room, a cozy library, a lovely hearth room off the kitchen and incredible game room. The bright master bedroom is an oasis with a large sitting area, gas fireplace and impressive windows. The charming veranda overlooks the pool and expansive yard and has a gorgeous view of the Clayton skyline. The separate brick house (built in 1850) makes a fabulous office/studio.

Susan Hurley Listing Agent 314.308.6636

UNDER CONTRACT

Linda Benoist Listing Agent 314.504.5495

Lisa Coulter Listing Agent 314.941.2883

Bedrooms: 4 I Baths: 2.5 I 2,625 Square Feet

Price: $1,799,000 I Bedrooms: 4 I Baths: 5.5 I Total Living Area: 7,684 Square Feet

7254 Sarah Avenue in Maplewood

6 Apple Tree Lane in Ladue

Situated in the heart of Maplewood is a renovated 1898 Victorian style home. Main floor has 9’ ceilings, hardwood flooring, gracious foyer and family room which walks out to the wrap around porch. Kitchen has custom cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large center island and breakfast room. The kitchen is also open to a light and bright hearth room with gas fireplace. Large master suite has a spacious walk-in closet and ensuite master bath has whirlpool tub and shower. Laundry is on the second floor along with the additional two bedrooms. The third floor is an amazing space, that can be used as a bedroom, additional family room or home office.

Sitting beautifully on1.72 private acres in the heart of Ladue, this spacious home has elegant formal spaces and well as multiple casual living areas. The upstairs private master suite includes sitting area, dressing area, exceptional closet space and a large master bath with two sinks, a sauna and a separate tub and shower. The expansive lower level has it all- an additional 2903 square feet of finished living space which includes a family room with wet bar, a game room and office plus two full baths and a bright rec room with kitchenette and double doors leading to the spectacular pool, gardens and amazing back yard.

Kathleen Lovett Listing Agent 314.610.7408

Laura Donovan Listing Agent 314.229.8978

Linda Benoist Listing Agent 314.504.5495

Lisa Coulter Listing Agent 314.941.2883

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nEW LISTInG | 6202 Westminster Place CWE $549,000

nEW LISTInG | 14790 Sugarwood Trail Chesterfield $1,145,000 open 3/5, 1-3 PM

nEW LISTInG | 8956 Moydalgan Road Ladue $2,900,000

nEW LISTInG | 13149 Huntercreek Ridge Road New LIstINg | 12692 Spruce Pond Drive Des Peres $435,000 open 3/5, 1-3 PM Town & Country $650,000 open 3/5, 1-3 PM

New LIstINgs 8956 Moydalgan Road, Ladue. Historically significant Ladue home on a spectacular 2 + acre lot is a very special offering and boasts gracious old world charm. $2,900,000 2 litzsingeR lane, Ladue. Classically beautiful home designed for today’s living with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths all on an expansive 1.2 acre yard. Updated kitchen. $1,225,000 14790 sugaRwood tRail, Chesterfield. Peaceful luxury home minutes from it all on a secluded 3+ acres. Finished lower level, decks and gazebo, and pool. $1,145,000. open 3/5, 1-3 PM 12437 gRandview lake dRive, sunset Hills. Outstanding floorplan in this 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath atrium ranch. Impeccably maintained with many upgraded features. $824,900 12692 sPRuce Pond dRive, Town & Country. Spacious traditional ranch with terrific open floorplan. 3 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Finished lower level. $650,000. open 3/5, 1-3 PM 6202 westMinsteR Place, CWE. Gem in one of St. Louis’ most historic private neighborhoods. Built in 1912, home has 5,500 square feet 6 bedrooms and 3 .5 baths. $549,000 791 BoRdeaux ciRcle, St. Albans. One-of-a-kind open floor plan is elegant and sophisticated. Significant additions were made to this 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath residence. $499,000 13149 HunteRcReek Ridge Road, Des Peres. Impeccably maintained and updated home backs to 12+ acres of Missouri conservation land. $435,000. open 3/5, 1-3 PM 7515 BuckingHaM dRive, unit 3s, Clayton. gracious, spacious and freshly painted 3 bed and 2 bath walkup condo in the best location of the Moorlands. $258,900

2015 Jenkee avenue, Florissant. Move-in ready ranch home with an open concept floorplan and finished lower level. 3 bedrooms 2 baths, and nearly 1,400 square feet. $102,500 7971 Royal aRMs couRt, unit 4, Crestwood. In a perfect location in Lindbergh School DIstrict, this 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath condo is move-in ready! $85,000. open 3/5, 1-3 PM

LuxuryCollection 171 noRtH BeMiston avenue, Clayton. 11 uPPeR wHitMooR dRive, Weldon Spring. 9 aRRowHead estates, Chesterfield. 11 BRentMooR PaRk, Clayton. 8 FoRdyce lane, Ladue. 28 twin sPRings lane, Ladue. 241 linden avenue, Clayton. 3784 doc saRgent Road, Pacific. BluFFs oF st. alBans, St. Albans. 111 gRand MeRidien FoRest ct., wildwood. 25 Randelay dRive, Ladue. 150 caRondolet Plaza, unit 1701, Clayton. 2 FoRdyce lane, Ladue. 20 FoRdyce lane, Ladue. 6 aPPle tRee lane, Ladue. 555 deeR valley couRt, St. Albans. 32 westMoReland Place, CWE. 10183 winding Ridge, Ladue. 5105 lindell BoulevaRd, CWE. 1328 litzsingeR woods, Ladue. 37 PoRtland Place, CWE. 9904 old waRson, Ladue. 12033 RoByn PaRk dRive, westwood. 9044 clayton Road, Ladue schools. 213 tRoon couRt, St. Albans. 1312 eagle winds couRt, Chesterfield. 16656 annas way, Chesterfield. 9052 clayton Road, tBB, Richmond Heights. 24 west windRusH cReek, Creve Coeur. 15 ladue couRt, Creve Coeur. 742 cHaMPeix lane, Creve Coeur.

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RESIDEnTIAL HOMES 8 glen cReek lane, Ladue. 34 countRyside lane, Frontenac.

$999,900 $979,000

New LIstINg | 12437 Grandview Lake Drive sunset Hills $824,900 46 westwood couRt, town & Country. $975,000 1401 windgate way lane, Chesterfield. $949,000 362 MeRlot lane, St. Albans. $924,000 40 conway close, Ladue. $849,900 103 gRayBRidge Road, Ladue. $795,000 369 MeRlot lane, St. Albans. $775,000 2723 wynncRest ManoR, Wildwood. $769,000 2450 HeRMitage Hill lane, Frontenac. $735,000 397 glen Hollow, St. Albans. $724,900 17 lawRence dRive, Ladue Schools. $699,000 776 village view ciRcle, St. Albans. $670,514 450 MaPle Rise PatH, Chesterfield. $640,000 770 savannaH cRossing way, town & Country. $629,900 1654 gaRden valley dRive, wildwood. $629,000 16411 FoRest gate lane, Wildwood. $589,900 7214 MaRyland avenue, University City. $550,000 3609 Bassett woods dRive, Pacific. $549,000 $535,000 3926 Bouquet Road, Pacific. 4437 McPHeRson avenue, CWE. $524,500 16052 autuMn oaks ciRcle, Ellisville. $459,900 14795 gReenlocH couRt, Chesterfield. $429,900 10104 conway Road, Ladue. $395,000 1152 weidMan Road, town & Country. $379,000 8 wHiPPooRwill couRt, Defiance. $365,000 4917 kaRington Place couRt, Mehlville. $349,900 9 east villa avenue, Ladue Schools. $349,500 3709 aRPent stReet, St. Charles. $299,750 7126 daRdenne PRaiRie dRive, Dardenne Prairie. $284,950 1211 HaRMony lake dRive, Cottleville. $245,900 305 calveRt Place, St. Peters. $234,900 1614 BRedell avenue, Richmond Heights. $154,900 7318 MelRose, University City. $149,900 9332 altHea avenue, Affton. $139,000

visit us Open Sunday, March 5th 40 conway close, Ladue.

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10183 winding Ridge, Ladue.

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1654 gaRden valley dRive, Wildwood.

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9044 clayton Road, Ladue Schools.

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14790 sugaRwood tRail dRive, Chesterfield. 1-3 PM 742 cHaMPeix lane, Creve Coeur.

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12692 sPRuce Pond, Town & Country.

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EDITOR ‌IN TODAY’S FAST-PACED WORLD, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. As consumers, we want to spend our time supporting individuals who genuinely care and businesses that go above and beyond the call of duty – without having to sample and explore every place under the sun. Luckily, thanks to you, our loyal readers, Ladue News has the opportunity to celebrate 68 people and businesses in our community that you believe exemplify the best of the best. From the best place to grab a cocktail to the best place to buy shoes, the Ladue News Platinum List has your every need covered. Starting on p. 35, make sure to check out each and every award

Also in this week’s edition, I have the honor of welcoming a new monthly column in the Abode section, Inside Design, starting on p. 30. Created by the talented experts of Mosby Building Arts, Inside Design highlights a new aspect of home design each month and shares how to implement it into your abode. We hope you enjoy this new addition to Ladue News. All the best,

Alecia Humphreys

Editor’s Corner The word around town

Congratulations to TheBANK of Edwardsville for receiving an Arcus Award for Achievement Inclusion and Talent Attraction from the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Arcus Award for Achievement Inclusion and Talent Attraction honors “a company, organization or institution for providing leadership through the creation of a program or initiative that promotes a diverse and global workforce and increases opportunities for individuals and businesses.”

Marisa Buffa, Sandy Smith, Eric Herrera and Michael Shipley, executive director of Bring Me a Book St. Louis, with Steve Zwolak, executive

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director of University City Children’s Center and chief executive officer of LUME Institute, after

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being presented with its book donation.

Bring Me a Book St. Louis, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting childhood literacy, recently added five bookshelves full of children’s classics to the University City Children’s Center (UCCC). UCCC, one of the region’s early-learning centers is a United Way agency that services approximately 200 children and families annually. A huge shoutout to Bring Me a Book St. Louis for making a difference!

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2017

Platinum list By Amanda Dahl

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s consumers, we make tough choices every day – from picking a restaurant that offers the best type of food for our children to choosing a real estate agency that understands what homes suit our lifestyles. Advertisements may lead us in one direction while reviews dictate we go in another, but only one true measure proves we’ve picked the right product or place to suit our individual needs: trying it out for ourselves. Ladue News makes that decision-making process a snap with its annual Platinum List – and it’s all thanks to you, dear readers, who have explored, sampled and determined which area businesses are the best. “As this year’s Platinum List sponsor, it is a good opportunity to promote our company [and] St. Louis businesses,” Kathy Beilein, president of Laura McCarthy Real Estate, says. “Companies who win are elevated in the eyes of the public. It gives you cred in your industry. Local businesses are part of the fabric of a community. It’s in all our best interests for local businesses to thrive … to draw attention to the fact that [these companies] are made up of hardworking, successful people.” Her company is thrilled to be included on the list. “I see firsthand how hard my agents work. We are devoted to customer service as a company and down to every agent. It’s nice to be recognized,” she shares. Behind every business is a team of hardworking St. Louisans, striving to

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impact the area in positive ways. “The Platinum List celebrates the relationship between customer and business owner, and the sense of community created when the two come together,” Andrea Griffith, general manager of Ladue News, says. “We are fortunate to have wonderful local businesses in abundance, providing essential products and services while building positive relationships and delivering excellent customer service.” For the second year in a row, Ladue News brought the Platinum List to life through an exclusive March 2 event held at Palladium Saint Louis. “The party connects our readers with the businesses and people who make a difference in their lives,” Griffith comments. “A wonderful extension of the list, it brings patrons and providers together to celebrate this special relationship.” Polls opened on Jan. 4 to the public, giving the community an opportunity to recognize the plethora of businesses that make that difference in their daily lives. “Celebrating local businesses and the hardworking, talented individuals who bring them to life is at the core of what we do at Ladue News,” Griffith explains. “We are a community magazine looking to share good news and connect readers with the best our area has to offer. Our Platinum List honorees are known for providing outstanding products and exemplary customer service. We want to shine a bright light on their commitment and dedication.”


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COCA

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uests recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of COCA (Center of Creative Arts) and saw a special performance by COCA’s co-artistic directors of dance, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, at this year’s FLAME°, a complimentary appreciation for members of the Richard Baron Leadership Circle. The 2016 Newell S. “Jim” Knight Service Award went to Bob Burmeister. Co-hosting the gala were Linda and Jesse Hunter, Cheryl Holman, Kristin and P.K. Johnson and Dr. Donald Suggs. COCA seeks to enrich lives and build community through the arts.

Ron and Dana Redwing

Bob, Christian, Flo, Julie, Claire and Jim Burmeister

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Jamie Cregger, Erin Taves, Angie O’Neil, Melissa Merlin, Laurie Lock


I was drawn to COCA because of the arts education, but I had no idea what COCA did and what they provide for kids in terms of outreach. The preprofessional program, which is made up of about 65 percent of kids who require scholarship assistance, changes generations. Since the inception of the preprofessional program, 100 percent of those kids go on to either secondary education or to further their career in the arts. SHEREEN FISCHER, BOARD OFFICER (RIGHT, SHOWN WITH MICHAEL FISCHER)

Michael and Noemi Neidorff, Mark Wrighton

Susan and Aaron Perlut

Ben and Pam Holman, Jane and Dave Peacock

Christine Iovaldi, Lindy Tracy

Brendan Freeman, Linda Hunter

Vito and Kathleen Lentini

Kelly Durbin, KC Schulte; Jill, John and David Hauck, Carolyn Gold

Jack and Sara Burke, Dave Mason, Christine Buck

Marie and Don Kukla

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uests to Marriott St. Louis Grand recently visited the Land of Oz as soon as they entered the downtown hotel. After being greeted by several Dorothys, they enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before having their photos taken in front of Auntie Em’s house, atop the Wicked Witch of the East and with the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow. Guests also delighted in the antics of the flying monkeys. The Scarecrow then led everyone in following the Yellow Brick Road upstairs into the ballroom, which had been transformed into the Emerald City. Ace KSDK sportscaster and Ladue News columnist Frank Cusumano emceed the program before guests danced into the night. In the last 12 years, the Mercy Masquerade has raised more than $6 million for the Mercy Health Foundation, providing for the needs of uninsured or underinsured children and adults in St. Louis.

Alicia Deck, Kelley Dacus

Monique and Frank Cusumano

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Mary and Joseph Stieven, Jackie and Dr. Stephen Sanders, Lauri and Jeff Johnston

Donn Sorensen, Alicia Deck, Jenna Sorensen, Thriess and Lynn Britton

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Audrey Henderson, Chantelle Nickson-Clark


The way that [Mercy] incorporates faith, hope and love in the treating of patients is so important, especially in today’s age. The kindness is just wonderful. JOE STIEVEN, CO-CHAIR (SHOWN WITH MARY STIEVEN)

Ashley Warmbrodt, Paola Stange, Kirk Stange, Jeremiah Dellas

Rick Pennell, Sharon and Dr. Jack Marbarger, Peggy and Jerry Ritter, Christine Pennell

Lisa Ramsey and Rich Hill

Annette Weaver, Patrick Nolan

Gerry and Judy Murphy

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hile the Arts and Education Council’s 26th annual St. Louis Arts Awards honored a multitude of individuals and organizations that have made a huge impact on the arts here, the night also showcased what’s to come, including pianist prodigy Royce Martin, 16 and a student at Grand Center Arts Academy, and Riverview Gardens band director Harvey Lockhart and his North County Big Band. Honorees included Steven Woolf, Mike Isaacson, Harvey Lockhart, Jim and Cathy Berges, Pianos for People, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and U.S. Bank. Broadway stars Ken Page and Beth Malone hosted the event and also entertained the packed ballroom at the The Chase Park Plaza. Malone, who received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Fun Home, announced Monday night she will play the title role of The Muny’s 2017 production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Proceeds from the event benefit the council’s annual campaign, which provides financial support, professional development, incubator space and collaborative opportunities for nearly 70 arts and arts education organizations throughout the 16-county, bistate region.

The great art and impactful arts education and outreach programs our grantees deliver to millions each year are what help our region thrive. I’m honored that A&E is able to support them and help tell their story. CYNTHIA A. PROST, A&E PRESIDENT AND CEO

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 5: 30 pm – 10:00 pm Meadowbrook Country Club 200 Meadowbrook Country Club Estates Ballwin, MO 63011 Tickets available now at sloca.org, or by calling 314-966-7562

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Upcoming

GATHERINGS By Kaitlynn Martin

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The St. Louis Regional Chamber presents a BROADCASTER’S COCKTAIL RECEPTION. 5 to 7 p.m. (stlregionalchamber.com)

Sat., March 4

The Marfan Foundation hosts its HEARTWORKS GALA at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. 7 p.m. (marfan.org)

Sat., March 4

Lydia’s House presents its annual A NIGHT FOR HOPE AND HEALING gala at The Chase Park Plaza. 6 to 10 p.m. (lydiashouse.org)

Wed., March 8

PHOTOS BY DIANE ANDERSON

Connections to Success hosts TRIBUTE TO SUCCESS: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. 11:30 a.m. (connectionstosuccess.org)

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Sunnyhill’s 10th annual Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Classic will take place on April 24 at The Legends Countr y Club in Eureka. Money raised at the annual golf tournament helps support children and adults with developmental disabilities. For more information about the tournament and Sunnyhill’s mission, visit sunnyhillinc.org or call 314-845-3900. Pictured are Matt and Sue Iovaldi, event co-chairs, with Luke Mraz, director of development; Chris Moore, a Sunnyhill participant; and legendary soul singer, Theo Peoples.

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CHARITIES & NONPROFITS: Feature Story Sunnyhill inc.

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GOOD cause By Robyn Dexter | Photo by Sarah Conroy

Event co-chairs Matt and Sue Iovaldi.

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n April, supporters of Sunnyhill Inc. will come together at The Legends Country Club in Eureka for the Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Classic. The tournament supports the nonprofit’s mission of creating opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Through fundraisers like the tournament, Sunnyhill raises awareness and funds to expand residential services, recreational and educational opportunities, and

behavior therapy within the city of St. Louis and surrounding counties. In its 10th year, the tournament features interaction with celebrity golfers such as Jim Hart, Jerry Holloway and other former St. Louis Football Cardinals legends. On April 23, the event kicks off with a celebrity dinner party featuring a live performance from legendary soul singer Theo Peoples of The Four Tops and Temptations. According to Luke Mraz, Sunnyhill director of

development, the dinner party is a great way to thank the event’s major sponsors and donors. Following breakfast on April 24, the golf course opens to players from around the St. Louis area, who will be joined by football legends, NHL and MLB players who will be paired up with each foursome. “Our main goal for the two-day event is to raise funds toward our mission and spread awareness,” Mraz says.

Sunnyhill Inc., 11140 S. Towne Square, Ste. 100, St. Louis, 314-845-3900, sunnyhillinc.org

charity

CHAT By Amanda Dahl and Kaitlynn Martin

‌PETER & PAUL COMMUNITY SERVICES 2612 Wyoming St., 314-588-7111, p pcsinc.org

Peter & Paul Community Services impacts the community by aiding the homeless population. Providing support and housing for those who have none, especially people who suffer from a mental illness or are living with HIV and substance abuse, is its main mission. Visit the website to learn more.

ST. LOUIS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS LIVING OUT LOUD GALA & AUCTION

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On April 28 at The Legends Country Club in Eureka, Sunnyhill’s annual Jim Hart Celebrity Golf Classic

On April 8, join St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness for its annual

will raise money to help support children and adults

fundraiser, featuring cocktails, a seated dinner and exciting silent and live

with developmental disabilities. Pictured: event

auction items, including a Carnival Cruise and an adorable Cavapoo puppy.

co-chairs Matt and Sue Iovaldi, director of

Guests can look forward to an uplifting and entertaining program, featuring

development Luke Mraz and Sunnyhill participant

emcee Laura Hettiger of KMOV and comedian Greg Warren.

Chris Moore with legendary soul singer Theo Peoples

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Abode

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FEATURE: DECK THE DOOR DECOR

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As a Vice President and Senior Client Advisor, Leo Kelly works closely with prospective and existing clients to identify and prioritize their current and anticipated wealth management needs. He collaborates with a knowledgeable team of professionals to engage the appropriate resources of PNC Bank to meet those needs and objectives. Leo and the team have experience in wealth strategy, investment management, trust & estate administration and banking solutions. Together they develop, implement and monitor strategies to help high net worth individuals and their families with their unique financial needs and aspirations. Prior to PNC Wealth Management®, Leo worked with UMB Private Wealth Management and has experience in assisting high net worth individuals in banking, investment management and financial planning. Leo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Lindenwood University. Leo has served on the St. Louis Zoo YZF Board.

Emporium Home’s Dot Matrix pillow is based on a piece of original pointillist artwork by creative director Ashley Childers. The Dot Matrix pillow comes in six colorways – each printed on luxurious linen in the U.S. Made to order in the company’s Arkansas workroom, these pillows are finished with a puffy down insert. Available through The Designing Block.

Thibaut’s Venus wallcovering is from The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”) uses the marketing name PNC Wealth Management® to provide investment and wealth management, fiduciary services, FDIC-insured banking products and services, and lending of funds through its subsidiary, PNC Bank, National Association (“PNC Bank”), which is a Member FDIC, and to provide specific fiduciary and agency services through its subsidiary, PNC Delaware Trust Company or PNC Ohio Trust Company. PNC does not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice unless, with respect to tax advice, PNC Bank has entered into a written tax services agreement. PNC does not provide services in any jurisdiction in which it is not authorized to conduct business. PNC Bank is not registered as a municipal advisor under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Act”). Investment management and related products and services provided to a “municipal entity” or “obligated person” regarding “proceeds of municipal securities” (as such terms are defined in the Act) will be provided by PNC Capital Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PNC Bank and SEC registered investment adviser.

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After personal and health-related setbacks, Laurie Hiegel founded Deck the Door Decor and turned tricked-out kick plates into a successful business that could support her family.

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t all started as a fluke. That’s what Tucker Hiegel says about Deck the Door Decor, the business he operates with his mother, Laurie Hiegel. The company provides customdesigned, monogrammed and stylish kick plates – the protective metal pieces mounted at the bottom of a wood or metal door. As Tucker tells it, his mother was always “wildly creative,” but while recovering from a stroke in 2012, she had an idea. “During her recovery, she was looking for ways to stay busy and was naturally inclined to do something creative,” he says. “She was sitting on the front porch having a glass of wine when this idea of painting her door’s kick plate hit her. She handpainted the kick plate on the front door with a unique crosshatch design using some leftover paint we had lying around.” Soon, Laurie had created designs for her garage and back-door kick plates, too, and before long, visitors noticed. Laurie recalls how a friend motivated her to turn her new hobby into a business. “A dear friend from Arkansas who had several successful businesses over the past 20 years was very impressed by my idea,” she says. “She had pretty much seen everything in the marketplace, but nothing like this. She loved the idea that they could be customized to any style, color or material and personalized to be one of a kind. She has been a great friend, mentor and a source of unending support.” Laurie had been a survivor even before her stroke. Having divorced in 2007 with three sons to put through high school and college and no job or benefits, Laurie found work as a chef for three years and then as a companion for the acutely ill. She struggled to keep her home and succeeded, but the hemorrhagic bleed on both sides of her brain caused her to give up full-time work outside the home. “To meet me, you would never know I had a stroke,” she says. “And the aftereffects are not visible. But things are different. I’m different, and I’m aware of the deficits that frustrate me so often. But I’m also very grateful – it could have been a lot worse.” Following her entrepreneurial friend’s advice, Laurie decided to take the kick-plate concept to the next level, asking Tucker to work alongside her, and Deck the Door Decor was established in 2013. “Through much trial and error, and going to some obscure and unusual places in trying to figure out how and where to get a durable, high-end product made on a large scale, we found our way to some of Missouri’s finest manufacturers,” Tucker says. He is proud of the St. Louismanufactured product and has taken the lead in the business with Laurie’s blessing. Most of the kick plates are made of metals sourced in the U.S., although other metals, such as textured copper, are available. Plates that are painted also are coated with an ultraviolet-ray protectant to decrease fading and increase durability. Both permanent and seasonal temporary or magnetic plates are available, and Tucker notes that people use them for interior doors as well as exterior doors. Kick plates with designs and the words “laundry” or “bath” add flair to interior décor. Laurie still designs most of the kick plates, a part of the business that Tucker is also increasingly involved in. “Mom sees things differently and has an uncanny way of seeing or feeling the texture of some random thing and suggesting that we make a plate like that,” he says. “A lot of ideas come from textile, and whatever is trending in that [area]. Once we come up with a new design, I carry it out to completion.” Among the company’s most popular designs are the monogrammed acanthus, a single initial surrounded by decorative leaves and vines; the chevron, a bold geometric design available in a variety of colors; and personalized home address kick plates, which feature a choice of fonts and colors. Customers can order online at deckthedoordecor.com or through The Initial Design, a monogram boutique in Webster Groves. Deck the Door Decor donates $5 for every sale made to Habitat for Humanity. Laurie’s creativity continues to be the source of new concepts. “We’re always contemplating new and unique accessories to tie in with our plates,” Tucker says. “Mom is adamant about creating some embossed designs and organic cutout designs inspired by natural textures and nature motifs, such as tree bark and leaves. Coming soon!” Deck the Door Decor, 844-542-5758, deckthedoordecor.com

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design INSIDE

Make a Small Kitchen

Functional and Beautiful By Jake Spurgeon | Photos supplied by Mosby Building Arts

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itchens are the workhorse of the home. We craft and consume meals in them, gather and entertain in them, and use them as a command center. But what if your space is the size of a small bedroom? That’s when you need to get creative with functionality, storage and design. Luckily, designers are problem-solvers – and kitchens that seem too small are my personal forte. Here are five useful layout and design tips that can make even the smallest kitchen both functional and flawless. 1.  Carefully consider work surfaces. When choosing the new layout for your space, ensure that work surfaces can serve several functions. An island cabinet with an overhanging countertop is a multifunctional way to add an eating, cooking and prep area to a small space. Choosing small, backless island stools like the ones in the photo creates a more open feel. Also, consider looking for pieces that blend in with the island color so the room feels more unified. 2.  Open your space’s walls. Removing walls is one of the best ways to help create an open concept without

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adding square footage. It allows for easier entertaining and promotes social interaction between rooms. Just remember to identify the load-bearing walls before introducing them to a hammer. 3.  Consider a built-in table. If a dining-height table is desired, try building the table into the island. Having the tabletop attached to the island allows for both items to be present in a small space, while providing another workspace. Bench seating can pack more people into the space and – in a pinch – becomes another work surface. 4.  Rethink the pantry. Wide and shallow pantry areas can be challenging to organize. Adding rollout trays or designing counter space into the area can provide much-needed work surfaces for those frequently used appliances. No need to haul them back into a closet or cabinet when you’re done with them – just close the door, and everything is hidden. This is also an opportunity to repurpose a hutch or other furniture piece, which adds another dimension to a small kitchen. 5.  Consider commercial shelving. If you need more counter space and storage, but the budget isn’t

quite there yet, consider commercial shelving. It’s easily available at home improvement and organizer stores, and easily customizable to your space needs. This multipurpose shelving adds a touch of industrial style and maximum storage, and provides a place for the almighty cup of joe. The rustic wood or butcher-block top also gives you another serving and work area. A small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having a stylish, beautiful and optimally configured kitchen. It means only that you have to be a little more creative to achieve that fantastic functional space.

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Jake Spurgeon is a designer with St. Louis remodeling and design firm Mosby Building Arts. He is a certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and is treasurer for the NKBA’s Missouri/ Southern Illinois chapter.


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The question isn’t why your home should appear beautiful inside and out. For Mosby Building Arts, the question is “Why not?” The designing team taps into a home’s true beauty, finding innovative ways to reflect you and your family through every space. “We also perform bathroom remodels, room additions, and have an exteriors division,” designer Jake Spurgeon shares. “Why shouldn’t the curb appeal look as great as the inside? We really do everything in and around the house.” To learn more, visit 645 Leffingwell Ave. in Kirkwood, call 314-909-1800 or browse online at mosbybuildingarts.com. Photo by Toby Weiss/Mosby Building Arts.

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o much potential lies in a house. It can become a refuge for families, a retreat for out of town visitors and even a venue for guests to be entertained. Mosby Building Arts taps into all of a property’s potential to create a place that reflects its owners from the inside out. “A lot of clients choose Mosby because we have an in-depth process of design build,” designer Jake Spurgeon explains. “We want to get a good feel of how clients want that space to perform and function. We want to know if they have kids, how many and what ages … how each family member would use that space. We dissect our clients a little more than most.” This in-depth look into the way clients lead their lives provides for remarkable development of every space to distinctively suit each family. “I always stress your home is your personal sanctuary. You either spend all day or start and end your day in your

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home, and it should be a direct reflection of yourself, your personality, your style – how you like to be represented,” Spurgeon comments. “Around this time of year, a lot of clients [are] ready to do something with their lower level. I think people are ready to reclaim that space after getting stir-crazy in the winter. If you entertain, you also want your guests to feel comfortable.” He describes the designers’ approach at Mosby as a collaborative process with clients from beginning to end. “Typically, clients are involved the entire way through – and that’s the way we want it to be,” Spurgeon shares. “We are able to take care of everything, but at the end of the day, it’s your home, and it’s very personal. We want to incorporate clients’ wants and needs and wishes and dreams as much as possible.” The kitchen project pictured here details one such recent collaboration. “These clients were unique

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since they travel out of the country quite a bit,” Spurgeon says. “A lot of design [talk] was done via phone and email. Our software allows us to create 3-D renderings and email files to clients, so we can walk them through the space. It’s fantastic for clients who can’t always meet face-to-face. These clients requested the kitchen be completed before they returned, and it was wonderful to achieve that. It wouldn’t have been possible without that type of technology.” Mosby Building Arts’ work in the kitchen is only one small aspect of its transformative abilities, as is evidenced by its exteriors division in addition to its interior design services. “We love the projects both small and big,” Spurgeon says. “Why not turn your home into what you’ve always wanted it to be?” Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Ave., Kirkwood, 314-909-1800, mosbybuildingarts.com


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ARTS & CULTURE | BEST ‌A RT GALLERY

Saint Louis Art Museum By Bryan A. Hollerbach | Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Thank you Saint Louis!

Dating nationally from the Progressive Era and locally from the 1904 World’s Fair, the Saint Louis Art Museum looms grandly near the west-central edge of Forest Park. Its majestic walls harbor 18 official collections ranging from African-American Art to Textile Arts, including Ancient Art and Modern Art, Islamic Art and Native American Art, and Decorative Arts & Design and the Sculpture Garden. And even after lo these many decades, its exhibitions, in their depth and diversity alike, can still steal one’s breath. Opening the day this list appears, for instance, is “Learning to See: Renaissance and Baroque Masterworks From the Phoebe Dent Weil and Mark S. Weil Collection.” Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, slam.org Runner-up: Kodner Gallery Runner-up: Philip Slein Gallery

ARTS & CULTURE | BEST CULTURAL EVENT

Saint Louis Art Fair By Bryan A. Hollerbach | Photo courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Fair

Thank you again, Ladue News Readers!

Now in its third decade, the Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton likely already has metro-area aficionados readying themselves to enjoy the haute carnival, scheduled to run this year from Sept. 8 to 10. According to the event’s website, the online Art Fair SourceBook has named it among the nation’s “top 10 art fairs and festivals to visit,” and past attendees know why. In addition to musical performers on multiple stages and others on the street,

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it traditionally features food, other fun – and artists and artwork in more than a dozen categories, among them ceramics and glass, fiber and metalwork, jewelry and sculpture, and mixed media and that quaint anachronism, painting. Saint Louis Art Fair in Clayton, 225 S. Meramec Ave., Suite 105, Clayton, 314-863-0278, saintlouisartfair.com

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Runner-up: Japanese Festival Runner-up: Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

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ARTS & CULTURE | BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

AUTO | BEST LUXURY CAR DEALER

The Pageant

Plaza Motors

By Bryan A. Hollerbach | Photo courtesy of The Pageant

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Sarah Conroy

Music devotees still likely recall with fondness the current of collective excitement that electrified the metro area when The Pageant opened in 2000. With a capacity ranging from 1,000 to 2,300 guests, depending on a given event,

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a luxury vehicle, Plaza Motors in Creve Coeur

the “East Loop” gem filled a midsize performing void between clubs and larger venues

is eager to help you make it a reality. Plaza Motors offers a wide range of high-end

like arenas and stadiums, boasting on its website that sonic youth of all ages who

automobiles, including Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Land Rover.

patronize its events “will always be within 70 feet of the stage.” And performers? Well, within the next month alone, The Pageant will welcome

Personalizing your experience is key at Plaza Motors, as the team takes extra care to ensure all your questions and “must-haves” on your checklist are addressed – and

14 marquee acts, including Jay Farrar’s legendary alt-country band Son Volt, protean

then some. The massive selection is hard to ignore, from preowned vehicles to

singer-songwriter Conor Oberst and the great Kris Kristofferson.

something shiny from its New Luxury Brands line.

The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161, thepageant.com

Plaza Motors, 652 Decker Lane, Creve Coeur, 314-222-7970, plazamotors.com

Runner-up: The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Runner-up: Autohaus BMW

Runner-up: Peabody Opera House

Runner-up: Bommarito Audi

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FASHION | BEST FITNESS APPAREL

Lululemon Athletica By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Lululemon Athletica

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No matter if your athleisure is more athletic or leisurely, Lululemon Athletica has what you need and more. The Canadian company is synonymous with fashionforward athletic apparel. Love the way your yoga teacher dresses? There’s a good chance she shops here. Founded around women’s yoga apparel, Lululemon has full collections for nearly all athletic endeavors. The extensive collection, which covers both women and men, has a neutral-heavy aesthetic and a focus on high-quality fabrics. Wondering where to start? People swear by Lululemon’s leggings – for running or just running errands. They might even replace all your everyday pants. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. Lululemon Athletica, multiple locations, shop.lululemon.com

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Runner-up: Athleta Runner-up: Dimvaloo Active Living

FASHION | BEST LINGERIE

Victoria’s Secret By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Victoria’s Secret

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panties get extra doses of fun and flirty at Victoria’s Secret. For after-hours, the pajamas, nightgowns and more have you covered. (Well, sort of – some may leave you a little less than covered, but then, that’s the point.) Much like good lingerie, we’ll leave a little to the imagination and simply repeat that Victoria’s Secret continues to impress as your favorite stop for intimate apparel. Victoria’s Secret, multiple locations, victoriassecret.com Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Saks Fifth Avenue

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FASHION | BEST MEN’S CLOTHING – PLAY

Mister Guy Men’s By Julia Cain | Photo by Sarah Conroy

It’s a known local truth: the fashionable St. Louis man shops at Mister Guy Men’s. From Peter Millar to Southern Tide, Mister Guy Men’s has an ample selection of men’s casual apparel in its spacious Ladue storefront. Not sure what to wear? Mister Guy Men’s offers wardrobe and style consultations to help you pinpoint your personal look. Or if you’ve already bought too much, rifle through your stuffed closet. It’s never too late to take your casual wardrobe up a notch. Be the best-dressed guy at the barbecue with casual apparel from Mister Guy Men’s. Mister Guy Men’s, 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-692-2003, misterguymens.com Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Woody’s Mens Shop

FASHION | BEST MEN’S CLOTHING – FORMAL

Mister Guy Men’s By Julia Cain | Photo by Sarah Conroy

You just can’t keep a good guy down! Mister Guy Men’s is no stranger to the LN Platinum List, this year or in previous years. The shop’s 2017 wins for both casual and formal men’s clothing mean St. Louis guys can visit one fewer store while stocking their closets. With all that extra time, you can find new occasions to wear these beautiful clothes. Formalwear at Mister Guy Men’s includes office apparel and special occasion garb. “The cornerstone of a true men’s haberdashery is evidenced in the elegance of a welltailored suit, the sartorial mix of sport coat and tie,” the company says on its website. We couldn’t agree more. Mister Guy Men’s, 9831 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-692-2003, misterguymens.com Runner-up: Sam Cavato Menswear Runner-up: Woody’s Mens Shop

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FASHION | BEST MEN’S SHOES – FORMAL

Nordstrom By Julia Cain | Photo by Sarah Conroy

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best home accessories store Derbys. Oxfords. Wingtips. Loafers. These days, men have so many options when it comes to dressy footwear – and the ones who want only the best go to Nordstrom. Known for its phenomenal customer service (the company literally wrote the book on it), Nordstrom elevates the average shopping experience, reminding shoppers just what makes department stores so special. Nordstrom has an extensive collection of men’s formal footwear at its many locations, in addition to the expansive selection on its website. Your only problem will be deciding which pair to wear today. Nordstrom, multiple locations, nordstrom.com Runner-up: Allen Edmonds

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FASHION | BEST MEN’S SHOES – PLAY

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By Julia Cain | Photo by Sarah Conroy

A best-of-St. Louis list is never complete without Laurie’s Shoes! Year after year, Laurie’s Shoes pops up on LN’s Platinum List because readers are dedicated to supporting this multilocation business. The family-owned and -operated company has a plethora of casual men’s options ready to get the discerning gentleman prepped for warm weather. From New Balance to Asics, UGG to KEEN, Laurie’s Shoes gives St. Louis area men ample options for stylish casual footwear. There’s a reason Laurie’s Shoes has continued to impress LN readers year after year. Laurie’s Shoes, multiple locations, lauriesshoes.com Runner-up: Fleet Feet Sports Runner-up: Nordstrom

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FASHION | WOMEN’S CLOTHING – FORMAL

Neiman Marcus By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

From sparkling cocktail dresses to floor-length formals, LN readers

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agree Neiman Marcus is the spot for the dressiest of women’s apparel. The department store reminds shoppers of the glamorous days of luxury shopping without seeming out of touch or too stuffy. Equal parts modern and classic, Neiman Marcus is a fashion institution, and LN readers have taken note. With St. Louis constantly being noted for its phenomenal dedication to philanthropy, you know charitable

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fundraisers, auction dinners and galas aren’t going anywhere soon – and when you need a new gown, Neiman Marcus is your first stop. Neiman Marcus, 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Suite 100, St. Louis, 314-567-9811, neimanmarcus.com Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Saks Fifth Avenue

FASHION | BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING – PLAY

paperdolls By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of paperdolls

With its charming, boho vibe, paperdolls is the “it” store for stylish St. Louisans. From date night at a fancy restaurant to an afternoon out with the kids at the zoo, fun and funky outfits for any occasion can be found at paperdolls.

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The boutique now boasts an impressive four brick-andmortar locations, as well as an extensive website. The story of paperdolls has truly been one of local success, and we’re thrilled to see our readers continue to share the love. As we’ve seen year after year, LN readers adore shopping at paperdolls. Head in now to get your closet ready for spring! paperdolls, multiple locations, paperdolls.boutique Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Pink Magnolia

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FASHION | BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING – WORK

FASHION | BEST WOMEN’S SHOES – PLAY

Mister Guy Women’s

Laurie’s Shoes

By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Mister Guy Women’s

By Julia Cain | Photo by Sarah Conroy

Get your weekend kicks at this everpopular family business. With multiple annual LN Platinum List wins, Laurie’s Shoes is certainly revered by readers across the St. Louis area. From Jack Rogers to Birkenstock to Toms, Laurie’s carries casual options for women of all fashion tastes. You might already be there picking up shoes for other members of the family – Laurie’s Shoes offers What’s just as popular as the men’s side of Mister Guy? The women’s! Mister Guy Women’s has an impressive assortment of top contemporary lines, including Ellie Tahari, Donna Degnan, Milly, Sail to Sable and more. Mister Guy Women’s has

women’s, men’s and children’s footwear – making this beloved boutique a one-stop shop. Laurie’s Shoes, multiple locations, lauriesshoes.com

options for nearly any office dress code, from formal to the forever-casual Friday, as well as accessories, jewelry and footwear. Keep an eye out for Mister Guy Women’s events, listed on the brand’s website.

Runner-up: Marmi Shoes Runner-up: Nordstrom

From trunk shows to seasonal sales, they’re the perfect way to expand your work wardrobe and learn more about your favorite designers. Who doesn’t love a new

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reason to shop?

Marmi Shoes

Mister Guy Women’s, 9817 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-991-5262, misterguywomens.com

By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Marmi Shoes

Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Talbots

FASHION | BEST WOMEN’S SHOES – FORMAL

Marmi Shoes By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Marmi Shoes

All the other shoe stores are lamenting, “Marmi, Marmi, Marmi!” à la Jan Brady, as What type of shoes do you wear for dressy occasions? Strappy sandals? Pointytoed heels? Flirty flats? Check, check and check: Marmi Shoes has all of the above. With a focus on fit and fashion, shoes from Marmi are chic and comfortable.

today it’s all about this chain of shoe stores. Booties, flats and nearly any other work shoe you may need can be found at Marmi Shoes. Looking for an office-friendly pair? Any number of the low-heel pumps in its large

Shopping for something fancy? LN readers say Marmi is the place to go. Find new

collection are comfortable and fashionable while still being easy enough to walk in

formal shoes in the classic category with some black pumps – or find something new,

and dressy enough for the boardroom. After all, you can do anything in the right pair

like red scalloped flats. The options are ample with this LN Platinum List winner.

of shoes!

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Runner-up: Nordstrom

Runner-up: Laurie’s Shoes

Runner-up: Saks Fifth Avenue

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST ‌B RUNCH

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST CATERER

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

Butler’s Pantry

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Butler’s Pantry

With more than 60 years in the catering business, Butler’s Pantry is a staple for professional and exciting events in the St. Louis area. The business was a shared dream of Richard L. Nix Sr. and his wife, Anita. The couple shared a passion to serve the community they lived in with creative and innovative catering solutions. Some of the catering Since opening Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill four years ago, husband-

company’s early dishes, such as pasta

and-wife team Ted and Katie Collier have been bringing delicious Italian fare to the

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St. Louis-area dining scene. Fan favorites for brunch include the polenta biscuits

simple boxed lunch, became standards

with fiama sausage gravy and the buckwheat-ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and

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fresh raspberries. With an anticipated spring or summer launch for a new location in Town and

Richard Nix Jr. now runs the business, offering the same superb

Country, Katie’s inspiration from her time spent living in Italy will continue to

catering services for marital, social,

delight diners for brunch, lunch and dinner – be sure to try the signature black squid-

corporate and nonprofit gatherings.

ink spaghetti with prawns, scallops, clams, caviar and chili flakes. But that’s not all

From 1966 to 2017, Butler’s Pantry continues to follow its mission statement in

– the couple also is set to launch Vero Pasta, a pizza and pasta direct-mail dinner kit

giving all customers “every reason to celebrate.”

service, later this year, allowing diners to re-create some of their favorite restaurant

Butler’s Pantry, 1414 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314-664-7680, butlerspantry.com

dishes from the comfort of home. Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria, multiple locations, katiespizzaandpasta.com

Runner-up: Catering St. Louis Events Runner-up: Gourmet to Go

Runner-up: Half & Half Runner-up: The Shack

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST CHEF

Brian Hardy of The Gatesworth

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of The Gatesworth

All of the amenities at The Gatesworth are top of the line, so it’s no surprise that executive chef Brian Hardy develops exquisite, handcrafted dishes at its on-site restaurant. The award-winning chef knows that residents appreciate fine cuisine, and he doesn’t shy away from the challenge. Hardy’s passion for hearty and flavorful food can be seen in dishes, such as the baconwrapped Berkshire pork fillet served with a bourbon-molasses glaze. Since 2001, Hardy has been using his creativity and imagination to make dishes beloved by residents, whether for daily dinner service or special events on-site. Hardy graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and was formerly the executive sous chef at Bellerive Country Club in Town and Country before coming on board at The Gatesworth. The Gatesworth, 1 McKnight Place, University City, 314-993-0111, thegatesworth.com Runner-up: Gerard Craft of Niche Food Group Runner-up: Katie Collier of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST COCKTAILS

Taste By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Taste

Taste likes to describe itself as an experience of atmosphere, flavor and service. Its ability to pair delicious dishes with handcrafted cocktails more than lives up to its mission. With a menu that

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hand around a top-notch cocktail in no time. Libations range from Armagnac and brandy to spiced and savory sippers such as the Cinnamon Girl, made with Smith & Cross Jamaican rum, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, agave nectar, mezcal and Velvet falernum. Taste’s menu, which includes seasonally changing options as well, also offers shareable punch bowls and pitchers. Taste, 4584 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-1200, tastebarstl.com Runner-up: Planter’s House Runner-up: Sanctuaria

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST COFFEE HOUSE

WinnEr Best Gym + Personal Training

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Kimberly Morice-Damhorst

➨ Seventh Ladue News Platinum List Win for Best Gym and Personal Training ➨ Our 20th year helping St. Louis residents get healthier ➨ Over half a million service hours rendered to

informally, to be the year of the goat (its ensign) for Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. In February, the St. Louis-based company opened a brand-new location just steps away from Saint Louis University and announced that three other locations are set to open in the area by the end of the year. One of those other locations, set to open this month, will be located inside Citygarden, near St. Louis’ city center. The café will feature an updated menu, including expanded brunch items, cold-brew coffee, nitro cold brew, sparkling teas and select cocktails. New lunch menu items include a walnut-avocado salad, a basil-

clients seeking improved

avocado sandwich and an updated line of smoothies – ensuring that Kaldi’s isn’t just

function/fitness, weight

a destination for coffee, but good eats, too.

loss, sports performance Dale and Ellie Huff, Owners daleh@nutriformance.com

Although it’s formally the Chinese Year of the Rooster, 2017 is turning out,

conditioning and recovery from an illness or injury.

Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., multiple locations, kaldiscoffee.com Runner-up: Deer Creek Cafe Runner-up: Picasso’s Coffee House

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST CRAFT BREWER

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

Led by brewmaster Florian Kuplent and coowner David Wolfe, Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. (UCBC) has surged to the forefront of St. Louis microbreweries. UCBC prides itself on a “new-world meets old-world” style of brewing, which it calls “Beer Divergency.” This divergence refers to the exploratory path that drinkers take into the flavors and characters of modern American craft beers, as well as classic

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European brews. Beers are divided into Revolution and Reverence series, with the former playing to the notes of modern American craft beer across the country and the latter paying homage to traditional European brews. The flagship Winged Nut, part of the Revolution Series, is brewed with finely milled chestnuts and Willamette hops, and fermented with a Bavarian weissbier yeast strain to impart a nutty finish. Drop into one of its two locations in St. Louis – the flagship tasting room and beer garden in Midtown, and the beer hall in The Grove, where a new UCBC pilot brewery recently opened next door – to get a taste of what it’s all about. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., multiple locations, urbanchestnut.com

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Runner-up: 4 Hands Brewing Co. Runner-up: Schlafly Beer


FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST MIXOLOGIST

Ted Kilgore of Planter’s House

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Ted Kilgore, co-owner, proprietor and beverage director at Planter’s House, first moved to St. Louis in 2006. For the past 11 years, Kilgore has been on top of the city’s cocktail and other drink trends, first through leading drink programs at the late, great Monarch, then at Gerard Craft’s Taste. Kilgore has been passionate about all things “cocktailian” ever since he can remember, and that passion – still as strong as ever – is evident in his cocktails. From new classics and house favorites – including the Extra Fancy, with Pearl vodka, rooibos tea liqueur, apricot liqueur and lemon – the Planter’s House drink landscape is brimming with memorable flavor. A

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST FINE DINING

801 Chophouse By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of 801 Chophouse

When you combine a 1920s New York steakhouse with the downtown flair and character of St. Louis, you get 801 Chophouse. The steakhouse is part of 801 Restaurant Group’s collection of Midwest finedining concepts, including Pig & Finch Gastropub and 801 Fish, which each feature

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exceptional, elegant and unique dining experiences. The first 801 Chophouse opened in Des Moines, Iowa, 24 years ago, and as the brand has grown, six other locations – including the Clayton outpost – have expanded its fanbase to five states. Whether celebrating a birthday or an anniversary dinner, a corporate event or just a rich and satisfying lunch or dinner with someone special, the restaurant provides not only exceptional steaks but also private dining options. Try the 16-ounce Tuscan-style rib-eye with fresh herbs, balsamic vinegar, vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil. 801 Chophouse, 137 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314-875-9900, 801chophouse.com Runner-up: The Crossing Runner-up: Tony’s

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST PASTRY CHEF

Nathaniel Reid of Nathaniel Reid Bakery By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Nathaniel Reid Bakery

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pastry chef Nathaniel Reid opened Nathaniel Reid Bakery in Kirkwood, which became one of St. Louis’ most anticipated restaurant openings of the year. The shop serves delicious and beautiful from-scratch pastries, fulfilling a dream that Reid has had for 15 years. Reid graduated from the University of Missouri and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, before working in pastry chef positions at celebrated restaurants and chocolate companies across the country. Twice-baked croissants, macarons, chocolate bars and cakes just scratch the surface of the sweet treats that have drawn customers into his bakery time and time again. Nathaniel Reid Bakery, 11243 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, 314-858-1019, chefnathanielreid.com Runner-up: Bob Zugmaier of Sidney Street Cafe Runner-up: Simone Faure of La Patisserie Chouquette

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST PIZZA

Dewey’s Pizza By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Dewey’s Pizza

Although St. Louisans love our city’s namesake cracker-thin pizzas, we’ve made room in our hearts for Dewey’s Pizza. Known as an upscale-yet-casual chain serving gourmet pizza, Dewey’s has quickly become a favorite in the St. Louis area. With locations in Kirkwood, University City, Webster Groves, St. Charles, Edwardsville and Ellisville, Dewey’s offers creative pizza topping combinations that are easily within reach, no matter your ZIP code. Try the Porky Fig, made with a fig-jam base, mozzarella, fontina, prosciutto, caramelized red onions and Gorgonzola. To make the pizza parlor experience even more fun, each month Dewey’s offers new seasonal dishes to keep diners coming back for more. Dewey’s Pizza, multiple locations, deweyspizza.com Runner-up: Imo’s Pizza Runner-up: Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST PLACE TO SEE AND BE SEEN

Brio Tuscan Grille By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Sarah Conroy

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If you’re craving fresh Italian fare, stop by Brio Tuscan Grille for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. Brio describes its ambiance as a mixture between the high energy of a steakhouse and the lively atmosphere of a small family restaurant in Tuscany. Chef’s specialties, such as Chicken Milanese, balsamic-braised beef short ribs and Gorgonzola-crusted beef medallions, are complemented by an impressive wine list. In addition to its mouthwatering menu items, Brio offers a full bar – one that’s almost always packed with guests sipping martinis or draft beers and snacking on shareable appetizers, including beef carpaccio and black pepper shrimp. Brio Tuscan Grille, 1601 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, 314-432-4410, brioitalian.com Runner-up: Café Napoli Runner-up: Katie’s Pizza & Pasta

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST PRIVATE DINING

Cardwell’s at the Plaza By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Cardwell’s at the Plaza

Bill Cardwell, chef-owner of Cardwell’s at the Plaza, wants you to know that if you love rich and pure flavors, innovative cooking techniques and seasonally driven fare in an inviting atmosphere, Cardwell’s is ready to serve you. Dining at Cardwell’s is a warm, distinctive and refined experience; try dishes such as the seafood stew with fresh fish, mussels, large Gulf shrimp, calamari and scallops, or Bill’s Burger Meister Burger with Amish blue and cheddar cheeses. End your meal with a sweet last bite like the warm Illinois peach pie with an almond-streusel

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topping. Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special event or milestone, the luxury of private dining at Cardwell’s will make your evening a memorable – and delicious – one for the books. Cardwell’s at the Plaza, 94 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, 314-997-8885, billcardwell.com

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FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST ROMANTIC DINING

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST SERVICE/STAFF

Bar Les Fréres

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Bar Les Fréres

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

With dramatic red walls and low-lit bar and dining rooms, Bar Les Fréres is easily the most romantic dining venue in the St. Louis area. At Bar Les Fréres, owner Zoë Robinson has brought a touch of the whimsy and magic of the City of Light to Clayton, and it’s easy to get swept up in its charm. The romance doesn’t stop with the ambiance, though, as the menu is made up of Frenchinspired dishes by executive chef Ny Vongsaly: Think almond-encrusted trout with

Not only did Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria snag Ladue News’ Platinum List award for

citrus butter, duck confit with

the best brunch in the St. Louis area, but also the restaurant took home top honors for

purple yam purée, and double-

its sensational service. Owners Katie and Ted Collier’s open kitchen allows diners a peek

cut French lamb chops and

at the pasta- and pizza-making process, and that’s just one of the ways the restaurant

cauliflower gratin with a red

engages with customers. The comfortable, inviting ambiance at Katie’s, coupled with the

wine reduction. Pair your dinner with a superb glass of wine; if you enjoy high-quality

helpful and knowledgeable staff, means that not only will you enjoy your meal at Katie’s,

bubbly, you’ll be especially intoxicated by the selection here.

but also you’ll be raving about the experience of dining there, as well.

Bar Les Fréres, 7637 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, 314-725-8880, barlesfreres.net

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria, multiple locations, katiespizzaandpasta.com

Runner-up: I Fratellini

Runner-up: Annie Gunn’s

Runner-up: Tony’s

Runner-up: Bixby’s

FOOD & BEVERAGE | BEST SWEET TREATS

Piccione Pastry By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Piccione Pastry

Piccione Pastry’s journey started with Richard Nix Jr., who was inspired by his grandmother Grace Viviano Piccione. Along with his wife, Elizabeth, Nix honors his grandmother with pastries and authentic Italian sweets. From handmade cannolis and pastries to cakes and cookies, the dessert recipes at Piccione are all inspired by Nix’s family history. Located in the Delmar Loop, Piccione, which translates as “pigeon” from Italian, serves fan favorites such as tiramisu, cream puffs, ricotta cheesecake, biscotti and much more. The bakery’s wide selection of sweets makes it almost impossible not to walk away with one of everything. Piccione Pastry, 6197 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-932-1355, piccionepastry.com Runner-up: Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier Runner-up: Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Jilly’s Ice Cream Bar

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HOME | BEST ‌A NTIQUE STORE

HOME | BEST HOME ACCESSORIES STORE

Emporium St. Louis

Marketplace at the Abbey

By Connie Mitchell | Photo by Sarah Conroy

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Marketplace at the Abbey

Ladue News readers again indicate their love of the unique with their choice of Marketplace at the Abbey, which specializes in architectural salvage pieces and furnishings made from reclaimed lumber. Customers who buy there can rest assured their neighbors will not own a duplicate item. A relatively recent addition A runner-up on last year’s Platinum List, Emporium St. Louis landed atop

to the St. Louis area home décor

Ladue News readers’ 2017 list of local purveyors for quality antiques. Located on

scene, Marketplace at the Abbey

Manchester Road in a distinctive storefront highlighted with pink accents above the

opened in 2014, featuring a

doors and windows, the store houses a number of antique dealers and consignment

wide array of decorative and

sellers who may be liquidating estates or personal collections.

practical items, many of which

In business since 1956, Emporium St. Louis now also offers a robust eBay presence

are handcrafted by St. Louis-area artisans. With an emphasis on French country

where furniture, artwork, vintage clothing, housewares and more are available for

style, springtime décor will bring floral arrangements, housewares and linens to the

a fixed price or by auction. Among the popular styles in the emporium, shabby chic

forefront. In-home design services also are available.

continues to be a mainstay of the rotating stock. Customers can find exquisite interior and exterior furniture, unique antique jewelry and an array of home accessories.

Marketplace at the Abbey, 10090 Manchester Road, Glendale, 314-965-1400, marketplaceattheabbey.com

Emporium St. Louis, 9410 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314-962-7300, emporium-stlouis.com

Runner-up: Metro Lighting Runner-up: Savvy Surrounding Style

Runner-up: Jules L Pass Antiques Runner-up: Treasure Aisles Antique Mall

HOME | BEST FURNITURE STORE

Emporium St. Louis

HOME | BEST INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM

Savvy Surrounding Style By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Savvy Surrounding Style

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Emporium St. Louis

Whether working with a homeowner or a business owner, the skilled staff at More than just an antiques store, Emporium St. Louis is a hub for the local fine

Savvy Surrounding Style helps create expressive, individualized spaces. Considering

furniture trade. Pieces are unique and lend statement status to indoor and outdoor

residential clients’ lifestyles and personal preferences, designers help create stunningly

living areas. Styles can range from shabby chic to simple shaker to elaborately carved

beautiful and functional décor, guiding client choices on color schemes, furnishings,

and painted items.

lighting, accessories and art with each client’s time frame and budget in mind.

The variety of styles, colors and materials means there’s something for every

When interior design and décor choices seem overwhelming, working with the

type of décor, and because the emporium is home to a number of antiques dealers

experienced, client-focused Savvy Surrounding Style team can be a lifesaver, whether

and consignment sellers, new items arrive on a regular basis. Customers can

you’re designing a single room, your entire home or your workplace. In addition to

enjoy browsing the store in person or via eBay, where Emporium St. Louis offers

their client work, Savvy supports a different charity each year. For 2017, Savvy staff

furnishings both at fixed prices and by auction.

will be working to support Dirk’s Fund, a golden retriever rescue. There may even be

Emporium St. Louis, 9410 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314-962-7300, emporium-stlouis.com

a dog in the showroom from time to time! Savvy Surrounding Style, 9753 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-432-7289, savvyladue.com

Runner-up: Marketplace at the Abbey

Runner-up: C&M Interiors

Runner-up: Stash Home

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HOME | BEST KITCHEN DESIGN FIRM

RSI Kitchen & Bath

Imagination Toys

By Connie Mitchell | Photo by Anne Matheis‌

Thank You for Voting us #1 Toy Store 9 Years in a row! • Educational & Unique Items • Personalized Service • Complimentary Gift Wrap

Founded in 1947, family-owned RSI Kitchen & Bath is now the largest kitchen and bath design center in the area. With two showrooms in the St. Louis area and a builder selection center in Wentzville, RSI welcomes customers shopping for specific needs or simply beginning to envision the possibilities for remodeling an existing space. A vast array of cabinetry, countertops, appliances, tile, lighting and more is available from some of the nation’s well-known high-end manufacturers. Those planning a full remodel are encouraged to schedule a free, no-obligation appointment with an RSI designer. The company’s website also offers a style-finder feature

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that can help remodelers or those building a new home to better understand their preferences and hone their choices based on specific design styles. RSI Kitchen & Bath, 9700 Manchester Road, St. Louis, 314-961-2000, rsikb.com Runner-up: BaumHouse Design Runner-up: Mosby Building Arts

HOME | BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Chesterfield Valley Nursery

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By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Valley Nursery

for NAMING us

best pizza!

Chesterfield Valley Nursery invites you to “love your landscape,” and the company has been helping people do just that for more than 25 years. What began as a oneman operation is now a full-fledged landscape design and installation firm with 30 employees all ready to help create beautiful outdoor spaces for your home. Whether you need to design and build an entire outdoor living area or just choose some colorful, lush plants from the nursery’s inviting 10-acre garden center, if it grows in the Midwest, Chesterfield Valley Nursery can help you incorporate it into your property. Chesterfield Valley Nursery, 16825 N. Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, 636-532-9307, chesterfieldvalleynursery.com

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JEWELRY | BEST ‌F INE JEWELRY

Genovese Jewelers By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of Genovese Jewelers

Congratulations Rubies, sapphires and emeralds – oh, my! When it comes to things that sparkle, Genovese Jewelers is the place to go. This jewelry store has been in business more than 30 years and carries a tremendous number of engagement rings, watches and more in its expansive showroom. Located in Creve Coeur, this local institution can even create custom pieces – although given the size of the store, we’re sure you can find one (or 10) things on display you need right away. Show the special person in your life just how much you care with a gift that shines from Genovese Jewelers. You might even run into a friend while you’re there: Genovese is hugely popular with LN readers! Genovese Jewelers, 12460 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, 314-878-6203, genovesejewelers.com Runner-up: Huffords Jewelry Runner-up: Simons Jewelers

JEWELRY | BEST ‌F UN JEWELRY

paperdolls By Julia Cain | Photo courtesy of paperdolls

to all of this year's

ln

Honorees Of course the store with LN readers’ favorite fun women’s clothing also carries their favorite jewelry – paperdolls remains such an annual Platinum List favorite it can’t be contained in one category! The on-trend offerings at paperdolls won’t break the bank – a great philosophy for items perhaps not destined to be classics – and can add a touch of quirk or charm to even the most basic of outfits. To stay ahead of the fashion curve this season, head to paperdolls to find a long tassel necklace or a short choker. It’s a season of extremes – pretty fitting, since we’re extremely in love with this lovely shop! paperdolls, multiple locations, paperdolls.boutique Runner-up: Pink Magnolia Runner-up: Shine Boutique LadueNews.com | March 3, 2017   55


KIDS | BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

KIDS | BEST KIDS’ ATTRACTION

City Sprouts

The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

By Denise Kruse | Photo by Sarah Conroy

By Denise Kruse | Photo courtesy of The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum

Inside a gorgeous Victorian home in Kirkwood, The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, brims with themed rooms filled with interactive exhibits City Sprouts owner Molly Curlee certainly has an eye for what discerning parents

connected by a veritable maze of halls and staircases. (Most parents and

want – “I wish this came in my size!” is a common refrain in the shop. A creatively

grandparents will likely tell you it’s not a real trip to The Magic House unless you’ve

curated collection of quirky T-shirts, eclectic styles and destruction-resistant duds for

had to mobilize a search party.)

your pint-size trendsetter is only the beginning of what City Sprouts has to offer. The

Since opening in 1979, The Magic House has engaged generations of children from

boutique’s personable staff is helpful, whether outfitting your child or nursery from

across the St. Louis area and beyond in its mission to provide experiences that spark

top to bottom. City Sprouts also offers toys, books, décor, gifts and gear for babies,

imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills.

with a selection of furniture available for special order. City Sprouts, 8807 Ladue Road, Ladue, 314-726-9611, citysprouts.com

The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 314-822-8900, magichouse.org

Runner-up: Lu Lu Belle Children’s Boutique

Runner-up: City Museum

Runner-up: The Woman’s Exchange

Runner-up: Saint Louis Zoo

KIDS | BEST CHILDREN’S SHOE STORE

KIDS | BEST TOY STORE

Laurie’s Shoes

Imagination Toys

By Denise Kruse | Photo by Sarah Conroy

By Denise Kruse | Photo courtesy of Imagination Toys

There is a certain magic to a

In the ever-changing world of

shoe store that manages, even in

“must-have” kids’ toys, it’s nice

the thick of a Saturday afternoon

to be able to depend on a local

rush, to bring order to chaos,

classic to provide clarity within

lending personalized, attentive

a well-saturated industry. For

service to each customer,

32 years, Imagination Toys has

ensuring a seamless – albeit

offered a thoughtful selection

often high-decibel – visit from

of high-quality children’s toys,

start to finish.

fun and educational in equal

A built-in play area offers both

measures, for the entire family,

children and parents a brief respite from a long

from infants in their earliest

day of shopping, as Laurie’s shoe experts continue a

stages of exploration to the adults

66-year tradition of doing the heavy lifting, establishing

who love and care for them.

proper sizing and fit for even hard-to-find sizes. In addition

The 4,000-square-foot Ladue

to its flagship Glendale store, the shop has locations in

store offers plenty of space for

Chesterfield, Brentwood and Creve Coeur.

the shop’s many interactive

Laurie’s Shoes, multiple locations, lauriesshoes.com

displays, and its ever-attentive, well-educated staff is always on hand for gift tips and Imagination’s free gift-wrapping service.

Runner-up: City Sprouts

Imagination Toys, 9737 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-993-6288, imagination-toys.com

Runner-up: Nordstrom Runner-up: Bright Idea Toys Runner-up: Happy Up Inc.

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RETAIL | BEST ‌C HEESE SELECTION

RETAIL | BEST FLORIST

The Wine and Cheese Place

Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe

By Connie Mitchell | Photo by Jamie Vess, courtesy of The Wine and Cheese Place

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe

No soirée is complete without the perfect cheese to complement the evening’s wine selection. And no picnic should be without a tasty cheese to enjoy with fresh bread and fruit. When finding the perfect cheese is your mission, The Wine and Cheese Place is the destination. The shop has been serving St. Louis residents since 1982, and now, with four locations across the metro area, The Wine and Cheese Place boasts an unmatched array of cheeses and gift baskets.

Creativity abounds in the colorful arrangements produced by Ken Miesner’s

Chocolates, gourmet seasonings,

Flower Shoppe, and floral designers on staff take pride in knowing their creations are

nuts, wines from around the world

all unique and personalized. Although the shop has been under new ownership since

and more also are available, perfect

last summer, Ken Miesner remains a consultant, assisting with floral planning for

for mixing and matching to create

special events. New owner David Bovier is dedicated to continuing Miesner’s vision

the most delectable combinations.

and maintaining the shop’s flourishing reputation. Working closely with customers

Be sure to consult a member of the shop’s extremely knowledgeable and helpful staff,

to understand their visions and goals, the shop creates everything from single

whether you’re looking for recommendations or just want to try something new.

arrangements to total floral design for large events and seasonal floral décor.

The Wine and Cheese Place, multiple locations, wineandcheeseplace.com

Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe, 9723 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-567-6650

Runner-up: Schnucks

Runner-up: Bloomin’ Buckets

Runner-up: Straub’s

Runner-up: Walter Knoll Florist

RETAIL | BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE

RETAIL | BEST GOLF

Emporium St. Louis

Golf Galaxy

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Emporium St. Louis

By Connie Mitchell | Photo by Sarah Conroy

High-quality products are one thing, but when a company pairs them with exceptional customer service, it can truly set itself apart from the competition. Customers frequently give Emporium St. Louis rave reviews for its impeccable and consistently helpful customer service, with employees always going above and beyond.

When it comes to the world of golfing, Golf Galaxy is a bright light in the St. Louis region. Golfers from far and wide can find the best new gear to take their game to

“I wish more businesses conducted themselves like this one does,” enthused one

the next level. The basics of the game – balls and clubs – are always in supply, along

happy customer on the shop’s Facebook page, and the words “friendly” and “helpful”

with the latest golfing technologies for those on the cutting edge of putting. High-

are used in similar reviews over and over again. If you’re looking for unique antiques,

quality shoes and apparel keep golfers looking their best on the links, and the shop’s

furnishings and accessories in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, look no further

knowledgeable staff will help everyone, from beginners to pros, make sure they’re

than Emporium St. Louis.

equipped for success.

Emporium St. Louis, 9410 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314-962-7300,

Golf Galaxy, Chesterfield Commons East, 28 The Boulevard, Chesterfield,

emporium-stlouis.com

636-536-9920, golfgalaxy.com

Runner-up: Laurie’s Shoes

Runner-up: Golfsmith

Runner-up: Nordstrom

Runner-up: Pro Am Golf

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RETAIL | BEST SCOTCH & SPIRITS SELECTION

RETAIL | BEST WINE SHOP

Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Total Wine & More

By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of Total Wine & More

Total Wine & More’s name is apt: In addition to a vast selection of wine and beer,

Whether you love red or white, sparkling or fortified, there’s a wine for you at

the store is a spirit- and Scotch-lover’s dream. As many connoisseurs know, not all

Total Wine & More. New arrivals and limited-time specials keep the selection new

Scotch is created equal; varieties run the gamut of price and flavor. Fortunately, Total

and interesting for customers browsing the shelves, and wines from the world over

Wine & More is a one-stop shop for almost every price point and palate.

are always in stock.

From impressive options priced at less than $20 to top-rated single malts and

Looking for a high-quality Missouri wine? Shoppers can find familiar labels from

blended varieties, there’s a Scotch here to suit you. Vodka, rum, liqueurs and bourbon

Augusta Winery, Stone Hill Winery, Montelle Winery and more. Or opt for a bottle of

also are plentiful, and all three St. Louis-area locations offer in-store classes and

port, icewine or sherry to top off a special meal. To help narrow down your choices,

tastings to help customers become even more refined in their preferences.

point your browser to the store’s website for an online wine guide, plus party-

Total Wine & More, multiple locations, totalwine.com

planning tools. Total Wine & More, multiple locations, totalwine.com

Runner-up: The Wine and Cheese Place Runner-up: Wine Merchant Ltd.

Runner-up: The Wine and Cheese Place Runner-up: Wine Merchant Ltd.

SENIORS | BEST ‌R ETIREMENT COMMUNITY

The Gatesworth By Connie Mitchell | Photo courtesy of The Gatesworth

For seniors who want an active retirement surrounded by friends, interesting activities and beautiful facilities, The Gatesworth provides it all. Set on 12 acres of lush and verdant grounds, The Gatesworth offers a full continuum of care and an exhaustive list of amenities, including recreational, social and educational programs; shopping, organizing, dog-walking and housekeeping services; limousine service; and on-site nursing and medical services. Residents also enjoy The Gatesworth’s heated indoor pool, fitness center, Spa One, billiards rooms and putting green. Since opening in 1988, The Gatesworth has been consistently recognized for excellence, including being named one of the nation’s top 10 retirement communities by Forbes. The Gatesworth, 1 McKnight Place, University City, 314-993-0111, thegatesworth.com Runner-up: Friendship Village Runner-up: Mari de Villa

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With 25 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Brock Ridenour is proud to help patients look and feel their best. Given his status as one of the top providers of Botox and filling agents in the nation, as well as his comprehensive facial cosmetic surgery techniques for skin resurfacing, skin tightening and body contouring, there’s no question why Ridenour and his staff have been voted a favorite in the Ladue News Platinum List again and again. In addition to the attention and care he shows each patient, Ridenour is an active member of the St. Louis community, where he supports many charitable causes. Ridenour Plastic Surgery, 12460 Olive Blvd., Second Floor, Creve Coeur, 314-878-8600, ridenourplasticsurgery.com

Since 1931, Marquard’s has played a vital role in keeping customers’ beloved clothing in prime condition. From restored 100-year-old wedding dresses to World War II uniforms, Marquard’s has been the trusted cleaners in St. Louis for more than eight decades. Nowadays, brothers Steve and Ken Rimell are in charge of the business, which their father bought from John Marquard in the mid-1960s. Although the times have changed, Marquard’s special approach to dry cleaning and its mission have stayed the same: to care about customers’ fine garments more than anyone else.

Runner-up: Parkcrest Plastic Surgery

Marquard’s Cleaners, multiple locations, 314-428-3700, marquardscleaners.com

Runner-up: West County Plastic Surgeons Runner-up: Frontenac Cleaners West End

SERVICES | BEST DAY SPA

Runner-up: Pleats Cleaners

Ginger Bay Salon and Spa By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Ginger Bay Salon and Spa

SERVICES | BEST GYM

Nutriformance By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Nutriformance

For co-founders Dale and Ellie Huff, the goal of Nutriformance was to combine nutrition coaching and personal training to give clients a comprehensive experience to reach their fitness goals. Nutriformance provides clients across the St. Louis area with a range of fitness services, from hybrid training, Pilates, indoor cycling, group The team members of Ginger Bay Salon and Spa describe themselves as passionate and committed to creating an extraordinary experience for every guest. And with a

fitness programs and more. Nutriformance’s 14,000-square-foot

wide array of beauty services, including hair color and treatments, retexturizing, skin

facility is a far cry from its humble

care, waxing, massages, nail care, makeup styling and more, the salon-and-spa always

roots – it first launched in the basement

delivers on its promise to make you look and feel your best.

of a fitness equipment facility – and the

Ginger Bay does more than make its clients happy, though – the salon-and-spa

company is an inspiring example of how

also works to make a positive impact in the community. Every year, Ginger Bay

quality services and attention to the

donates more than $15,000 to charitable organizations as a part of its ongoing

individual needs of clients can create

philanthropic mission.

wild success for any small business.

Ginger Bay Salon and Spa, multiple locations, gingerbay.com

Nutriformance, 10407 Clayton Road, Frontenac, 314-432-6103, nutriformance.com

Runner-up: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Spa & Salon

Runner-up: The Fitness Edge

Runner-up: PALM Health

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SERVICES | BEST HAIR SALON

SERVICES | BEST PARTY PLANNER

Dominic Michael Salon

Cosmopolitan Events

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Dominic Michael Salon

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by White + Klump Photography courtesy of Cosmopolitan Events

Josie Littlepage, Kathleen Marischen, Samantha Brooks and Tom Littlepage are the inspiring team behind Cosmopolitan Events in Webster Groves. The company has been planning and putting together St. Louis’ most elegant and memorable events for more than a decade. The Cosmopolitan team prides itself on attention to detail and creative collaboration to make Take one look at the Facebook reviews for Dominic Michael Salon, and you’ll

every celebration a special and

know why Ladue News readers voted it the top place to tame your tresses. Reviewers

personalized one. Whether

happily recommend their favorite stylists and friendly receptionists who answer

planning, designing, running an

questions and book future appointments.

event or overseeing the whole

For more than 25 years, owner Dominic Bertani has inspired his stylists to offer

works, Cosmopolitan Events

the very best beauty services in a professional and inviting environment. From

wants your event to fit your

haircuts and color services, to a trim of your bangs or beard, to hair styling for special

personal style and needs.

occasions, Dominic Michael Salon has all the bases covered to ensure you look and

Cosmopolitan Events, 8132 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-249-9107, cosmopolitanevents.com

feel your best. Dominic Michael Salon, multiple locations, dmsalon.com

Runner-up: Absolutely IN! Events Runner-up: David’s in Clayton

Runner-up: Simcha’s Events

Runner-up: Fringe Salon and Spa

SERVICES | BEST NAIL SALON

SERVICES | BEST PERSONAL TRAINING

Ladue Nails & Spa

Nutriformance

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Sarah Conroy

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Chris Futcher‌

With competitive prices, speedy service and four locations across the St. Louis area, Ladue Nails & Spa has made a strong name for itself in the community. Ladue

Nutriformance offers a wide range of popular fitness services, but its personal

Nails says its team of beauty professionals elevates “nails and skin care to an art and

training program takes the prize. Whether a client is looking to improve his or her

science, and we are dedicated to creating a luxuriously indulgent experience for all

performance, change body composition or just feel better and more balanced in daily

who enter.”

life, Nutriformance has a plan. Here, personal training isn’t just a bunch of sets and

Although nails is in the establishment’s name, clients will find many other beauty

reps – it’s a comprehensive approach to a client’s personal physical fitness and individual

services at their fingertips there. The salon offers facials for a variety of skin types, as

goals and needs. Personal training memberships make the challenge of achieving your

well as waxing services that keep clients coming back time and time again.

fitness goals empowering and fulfilling – and most important, attainable.

Ladue Nails & Spa, multiple locations, laduenails.com

Nutriformance, 10407 Clayton Road, Frontenac, 314-432-6103, nutriformance.com

Runner-up: August 1st Nails & Spa

Runner-up: The Fitness Edge

Runner-up: Beautiful Nails

Runner-up: PALM Health

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SERVICES | BEST TRAVEL AGENCY

Petropolis Pet Resort & Training Center

Brentwood Travel By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Brentwood Travel

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Petropolis Pet Resort & Training Center

Back in 1988, Dr. Paul Schifano had a vision: to create an all-inclusive pet center that provides comprehensive services for pets. He even coined a clever slogan, “All Under One Woof.” For more than 25 years, Schifano and Hannelore Bugby

Just as its slogan states, Brentwood Travel has been “taking you places since

have run Petropolis Pet Resort & Training Center, which has become a leader in the

1957.” Today, 60 years after the company was founded, Brentwood Travel remains

local pet care industry.

just as determined to get you out of St. Louis to explore the world.

Recently, Petropolis has taken yet another step forward by constructing the first

No matter the trip – leisure, corporate, group or incentive – all travel plans can be

dog-only waterpark at its Chesterfield facility, dubbed Canine Cove. In addition to

easily arranged through Brentwood Travel’s friendly team of agents, taking the stress

late-night bathroom breaks, gourmet treats, pet grooming and more, Petropolis has

out of planning so you can look forward to your getaway. Think of the travel agency’s

proved to be a luxurious getaway for your furry friend.

well-educated staff as knowledgeable friends who are excited and passionate about

Petropolis Pet Resort & Training Center, 16830 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, 636-452-0013, petropolis.com

making your upcoming trip one for the ages. Brentwood Travel, 1022 Executive Parkway Drive, Creve Coeur, 314-480-5750, brentwoodtravel.com

Runner-up: Kennelwood Pet Resorts Runner-up: Lola & Penelope’s

Runner-up: Altair Travel & Cruises Runner-up: Murray’s Travel Centre Ltd.

SERVICES | BEST REAL ESTATE

SERVICES | BEST WEALTH ADVISOR

Laura McCarthy Real Estate

Moneta Group

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo courtesy of Laura McCarthy Real Estate

By Kaitlynn Martin | Photo by Lance Tilford‌

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your square footage, readying to relocate to the St. Louis area or searching for your dream home, the friendly agents at Laura McCarthy Real Estate are here to help. Since 1944, clients have experienced what

When it comes to money management, Moneta Group understands that a great

it means to benefit

deal of trust is needed to form and maintain relationships with clients. The wealth

from the “Laura

advisor’s team seeks to exercise empathy, care and respect in order to provide

McCarthy Difference.”

exceptional services.

Laura McCarthy’s team of experienced agents is willing and eager to assist clients

From investments through institutional consulting to proactive tax planning and

in selling their home or buying a new one. Agents at Laura McCarthy want to become

more, Moneta Group continues to be St. Louis’ top place to make important financial

your real estate agents for life, and that goal is met through their hard work and

decisions. Acting in the best interests of its clients is a core value at Moneta Group, and

ambition to meet all of your home “must-haves.”

its advisers take pride in providing you with the very best consultation and planning.

Laura McCarthy Real Estate, multiple locations, lauramccarthy.com

Moneta Group, multiple locations, monetagroup.com

Runner-up: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate

Runner-up: Renaissance Financial

Runner-up: Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Runner-up: Stifel Financial Corp.

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WEDDING | BEST FLORIST

The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

Bloomin’ Buckets

By Denise Kruse | Photo courtesy of The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

By Denise Kruse | Photo by Untamed Heart Photography

Whether you prefer traditional towering centerpieces or airy whimsical displays, Bloomin’ Buckets has something for everyone. The shop had been in business for more than a decade when owner Barb Wehking began selling flowers at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. Bloomin’ Buckets has grown exponentially over the years and now includes a full team of “bucketeers” who work with clients to create floral masterpieces. For brides-to-be looking for arrangements for their big day, the

Located on the fourth floor of the historic Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier

shop will consider your favorite

chocolate factory, The Caramel Room is a gorgeous and magical space that houses

flowers, colors and textures to

up to 350 guests without feeling too cramped – or a couple of dozen people without

ensure you have the perfect custom

feeling too spacious. The space, especially from the 4,500-square-foot outdoor

bouquets. The shop was the only Missouri florist to receive a nod from Martha

terrace, offers spectacular views of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and

Stewart Weddings for top floral designers in 2015, and it’s showing no signs of

the Mississippi River, with a stunning, luxurious interior with historic touches –

slowing down.

think original exposed brick walls and beams that date back to the building’s original

Bloomin’ Buckets, 9844 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 314-961-4040, bloominbuckets.com

function as a railroad depot. Seasonal menus are managed by chef Nick Miller and feature inventive dishes that incorporate Bissinger’s chocolate in exciting and

Runner-up: Alex Waldbart Florist

unexpected ways.

Runner-up: Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe

The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s, 1600 N. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-615-2480, caramelroom.com Runner-up: Palladium Saint Louis Runner-up: Saint Louis Art Museum

WEDDING | BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Susie Vreeland Photography By Denise Kruse | Photo by Susie Vreeland Photography‌

WEDDING | BEST ‌B AKERY

The Cakery By Denise Kruse | Photo by L Photographie

Feel free to judge this book by its cover – The Cakery’s legendary wedding cakes and grooms’ cakes are as delicious as they are beautiful. Owner Ericka Frank and her talented team create edible artistry, from rosette-covered confections to trendy naked cakes, each suiting the individual couple’s personality and need. Cakes are available in 14 flavors, from

The most important task of any wedding photographer is to ensure the bride and groom’s photos turn out perfectly – but being able to hang out on a party bus

classic French vanilla, chocolate and

and have flexibility with the wedding party also is fairly crucial. Superstar wedding

red velvet to premium confetti, rum

photographer Susie Vreeland prides herself on pulling off both. Vreeland’s photos

and marble, with optional fruit filling

capture priceless moments from each client’s wedding day in dynamic and unique

between layers. The Cakery also offers

ways, with feeling and emotion encapsulated in each shot.

10 varieties of its legendary buttercream

She’s also been described by a client as “fierce, fun and fabulous.” Often

frosting. Even if you’re just “not a cake

accompanied by her sidekick, Sherry, whose talented eye and skilled trigger finger

person,” you’re sure to love what the The

produce photos equally as special and buzzworthy, this dynamic duo captures the

Cakery has cooking.

special moments clients and their families will cherish for years to come.

The Cakery, 1420 Tamm Ave., St. Louis, 314-647-6000, thecakerybakery.net

Susie Vreeland Photography, 816-695-4848, susievreeland.com

Runner-up: McArthur’s Bakery Café

Runner-up: Josephine Havlak

Runner-up: Sugaree Baking Co.

Runner-up: Westrich Photography

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WEDDING | BEST PLANNER

Cosmopolitan Events By Denise Kruse | Photo by Alec Vanderboom, courtesy of Cosmopolitan Events

From establishing and sticking to a wedding budget to dreaming up the perfect social media hashtag for your big day, Josie Littlepage and her team at Cosmopolitan Events help each couple craft an unforgettable and personal wedding day. Weddings planned by Cosmopolitan Events have been featured in national publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings and Inside Weddings. The team earns wild praise from their brides, who rave about being able to enjoy their wedding day rather than getting bogged down in managing the details. Planning packages range from wedding-month operations to total planning, from engagement to event execution. Cosmopolitan Events, 8132 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-249-9107, cosmopolitanevents.com

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Runner-up: Absolutely IN! Events Runner-up: Simcha’s Events

WEDDING | BEST VENUE

The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

By Denise Kruse | Photo courtesy of The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s

The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s has more than a few “wow” factors. Its 4,500-square-foot terrace overlooks the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge and the Mississippi River, and the modern, industrial-chic event space is located inside the historic Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier chocolate factory. The luxe space boasts a black-and-gold granite bar, hardwood floors, luxurious chandeliers and original exposed brick walls and beams. Just as stunning as the view and impressive interiors is the in-house catering service, 23 City Blocks Catering, led by chef Nick Miller. Miller provides an elevated culinary experience sure to impress even the most discerning of guests. Menu items include creative applications of Bissinger’s chocolate in sweet and savory dishes. The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s, 1600 N. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-615-2480, caramelroom.com

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Runner-up: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

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Stars of Stripes By Katie Yeadon

‌Spring practically demands stripes, and luckily, with that season nearer and nearer, stores this month are suffering no shortage of them. Always a classic, stripes lend charm and style to any look – including yours!

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Blouse, $248, Kate Spade

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rag & bone skirt, $325, Neiman Marcus

Prada bag, $3,710,

Gucci shoes, $595, Nieman Marcus

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Going Green

By Kimmie Gotch

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lthough not everyone celebrates an Irish heritage or St. Patrick’s Day, you can still feel as if you’re part of the festivities by wearing a touch of green – you don’t have to sport a kelly green outfit, obnoxious shamrock accessories or viridian beads. Consider these three subtly spirited ways to acknowledge the holiday coming in just two weeks. Try green eye shadow. Now, we’re not talking lime green here, but emerald hues with a slight shimmer. Many gorgeous green eye shadows will make your eyes “pop,” and luckily, many eye shadow palettes come with varieties of green, brown and bronze shades – allowing you to complete the perfect smoky eye. Especially flattering for women with brown eyes, green shadows also beautifully complement those with blue eyes, so fear not. Line with green eyeliner. If trying the green eye shadow trend makes you grimace, opt for green eyeliner instead. A deep green liner will certainly make your eyes “pop.” You also could line your eyes with black liner and add some green eyeliner to your water line for a fun jade pop. Given the many options available in eyeliner, play around with it till you find what works best for you.

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Paint your nails green. Another subtle but fun way to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day involves sporting a mani in that hue. The many different shades of green lend themselves to endless possibilities for an Irish-looking manicure. For a subtler St. Patrick’s Day look, choose a neutral color for your other nails, and pick one nail (usually the ring finger) to be the accent nail – and paint it green. Whatever look you choose, have fun with it! Even if you don’t see yourself wearing green eye shadow, eyeliner or nail polish every day of the year, it may be fun to try at least for one day. Maybe you’ll surprise yourself and love it, adding the look as a staple in your everyday beauty repertoire.

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Makeup trends of 2017 By Amanda Dahl

Beauty’s next evolution is coming: Less is more.

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akeup is an art form that constantly evolves from season to season and year to year. even the tools of the trade share names similar to those of a painter, such as brushes and palettes. LN sat down with a modern-day makeup artiste about the latest evolution in the beauty world. emily Miller, a st. Louis-based multitalented makeup artist and hair stylist and the owner of emily Miller Makeup and Hair, has worked with many famous faces and prominent clients. Her biggest customers, though, are everyday st. Louisans. “I have a team of 15 hair and makeup artists,” Miller says. “together, we service almost 300 bridal parties a year, hundreds of events, corporate and commercial, and photo shoot clients. pretty much [covering] any reason you need to get your hair and makeup done.” For those curious, Miller’s list of big-name clients includes former Vice president Joe Biden, supermodel karlie kloss, actor

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William shatner, author Meg Cabot, Glee actress erinn Westbrook, Olympic gold medalist shawn Johnson and numerous others. she’s also worked with all of the major television networks, as well as MtV. Miller has made a name for herself in the industry, and now she shares her passion with others. “I started another piece of my business in 2014, a 12-week makeup certification course for anybody interested in becoming a professional makeup artist,” she explains. “It teaches strictly makeup, and you don’t have to travel to the east or West coasts to learn this. If someone wants to learn the art of bridal or commercial makeup application, there is nothing else like this class in all of Missouri.” Here, Miller breaks down the new focuses in her field, trend by trend. Emily Miller Makeup and Hair, 909 Crescent Drive, Clayton, 314-780-8247, emily-miller.com

BreathaBle Skin

Celebrity Inspiration: Alicia Keys The art of lining your face using professional makeup techniques to perfect cheekbones, create a thin nose and thicken lips has loaded down our skin with layers of product piled upon product. “This past year, makeup was all about cover, cover, cover and highlight, highlight, highlight and contour, contour, contour,” Miller says. “You see it all over Instagram and social media … all these videos drawing lines on the face. It got very heavy. so, now, we seek the ‘no makeup’ makeup look. Conceal only where you need, with as little as you can possibly get by using.” to master the look, think minimalism. Creating breathable skin requires a little tLC, as it’s more about the preparation than the application. Cleansing the face is a vital first step, followed by a layer of protection. Your arsenal of products, though? You can probably carry them all in one hand. It’s all about feeling strong in your own skin. Fresh-faced and fierce should be your beauty mantra for this look. ◗ treat your skin each night, and allow it to heal using a night cream or oil. In the morning, cleanse and apply a good moisturizer to keep your skin feeling nurtured all day long. ◗ skip the primer. “For this look, the makeup is good without even using primer,” Miller notes. ◗ “during the day, switch to a mineral liquid foundation,” she says. Miller recommends MaC’s Mineralize ($38). If you require concealer for blemishes and imperfections, she suggests using MaC’s pro Longwear Concealer ($22). “Just dot where you need it,” she advises, to avoid too much coverage.

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Celebrity Inspiration: Blake Lively Matte reigned supreme for a long time, but 2017 is bringing back the gloss. a dose of dewiness for your pucker delivers a youthful appearance, giving lips dimension. to achieve a shine worthy of the pages of a fashion magazine, bring out your own natural lip color through sheer coverage, or add a tint to up the oomph factor. “You can get a gloss with a stronger tint, if you feel you need color,” Miller says. ◗ “nars has a gloss called Gold digger [price varies] that looks pretty on everybody,” Miller says. “It actually has some gold flecks in it and can go on any skin tone.”

Black liner

Celebrity Inspiration: Victoria Beckham “Black liner has always been in,” Miller says. “This trend, though, is more about an imperfect black liner. everyone can do a version of it. don’t place it perfectly like a wing. Line the top or bottom [of your eye], but not both. On hooded eyes, I line the bottom. On almond-shaped eyes, I maybe line the top but not the bottom. and no wing! If you don’t want a defined look, smudge it a bit with a brush. It doesn’t have to be perfect.”

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◗ “For those who [worry they] can’t pull off black, use dark brown or neutral lines – not warm browns,” Miller advises. ◗ “For this look, I recommend not buying kohl [eyeliner], which can be very runny,” she shares. “urban decay’s 24/7 Black Velvet [$20] lasts a long time.” LadueNews.com | march 3, 2017

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n 1980, right before the U.S. hockey team hit the Olympics ice to win the gold medal and complete the “Miracle on Ice,” coach Herb Brooks delivered a spirited speech to his team. Keep in mind, this is after they’d already beat the great Soviet Union team. Just moments away from playing Finland for the gold, Brooks said, “You blow this, and you will take this to your [bleep]ing graves.” He paused, walked toward the door that led to the ice, glared back at his team and said, “Your [bleep]ing graves.” That’s how I feel right now with our town and the chances of getting the MLS, Major League Soccer. The MLS is currently in love with our town. Right this minute. Unfortunately, love fades. The SCSTL group has put together a quarter-of-abillion-dollar package in private money to make this a reality. Something they won’t do again or the MLS won’t offer again. Currently, there are 11 other cities that would like these expansion teams. However, it is now up to us. It’s rather simple. If you vote yes for the stadium, the MLS will come. If you vote no, it’s over for good. As a person who spends more than 50 hours a week in downtown St. Louis and has a family business there as well, I want more police officers, safer streets and

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St. Louis is tired of losing to similar-sized cities at getting events. Our time has come to finally win. better schools. I also think we can do two things at the same time. We can improve the city, and we can become a member of the MLS. How do we say no to a project that will create approximately 400 construction jobs and approximately 450 permanent jobs? How do we say no to a project that will not cost city residents one dime, unless they attend a game? How do we say no to a project that will generate approximately $17 million in positive tax revenue for the city during the duration of the project? How do we say no to a project that is going to impact our community for generations? The other day, I sent one of KSDK’s photographers to the proposed stadium location. It’s 24 acres of nothing – no jobs, no life and no reason to really care. If you vote yes, that land turns into a state-of-the-art stadium that will house not only an MLS team but

also other huge sporting events. The MLS says if you build that stadium, our town will host the All-Star game and International Friendlies. The NCAA told the Sports Commission if that stadium is built, we will also host soccer national championships, small college football national championships and big lacrosse championships. St. Louis is going to get this done. St. Louis is tired of losing to similar-sized cities at getting events. Our time has come to finally win. If we don’t, we will take it to our [bleeping] graves.

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ivility is defined as polite, reasonable and respectful behavior that recognizes the humanity and dignity of others, allowing us to live together in communities. Unfortunately, civility seems to be in short supply in 2017. Name-calling and disrespect for others and their beliefs seem to be the new norm. Cable news networks let us choose “news” that matches our beliefs. Are you a Fox News or MSNBC viewer? The internet creates a civility-free platform for anonymous posts with no accountability. So in this environment, how can parents teach civil, respectful behavior? First, we must understand and acknowledge that human interactions will inevitably produce conflicts. Properly addressed, these conflicts lead to constructive conversations and relationships. We must teach and model these character traits: Trustworthiness. If you make a promise to a child, keep it. Confidence. Children appreciate role models who have faith in themselves. Positivity. Perception is reality. If your child perceives your antidote to be negative, finding the worst in situations, then he or she will do so as well.

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The internet creates a civility-free platform for anonymous posts with no accountability. So in this environment, how can parents teach civil, respectful behavior? Children who see a positive approach to conflict and life’s challenges will be confident in their ability to address such things on their own. Encourage your own child, and give the gift of hope. Praise often and freely. Find the positives in your child’s actions, and reinforce them. Imagination. Model creative thought and decisionmaking. Allow your child to brainstorm ideas with you. Children are imaginative. Don’t solve problems for them; rather, facilitate their imaginative approach to problem-solving. Respect. Teach your child to value and support others by insisting that he or she always show respect. Demonstrate common courtesy by saying “please” and “thank you.” 41. Former 43. ROCKING: 3 wds. 44. The archfiend 46. — Kringle 47. Writer of laws 48. Holy man 49. “— — Plenty o’ Nuttin’” 51. Nope 53. Art gallery 57. Worship as divine 60. Beau — 61. “—, c’est moi” 62. Pallid 65. Choose 66. Sculpture of a kind 68. Floats 70. Short computer program 71. Pen 72. Soak 73. Take care 74. — Athena 75. Wyoming’s Grand — 76. CIA forerunner 78. Of flax 79. Agoraphobia, e.g. 81. Earns as profit 83. “— — My Lou” 85. Western tribe 87. Safeguards 90. Sherbet 91. Fan sound 94. West End city 96. Some metals 97. Farm denizen 99. Incantation 100. One of the Titans 102. Army chaplain 103. Beehive 104. Retread 105. “Bus Stop” playwright 107. Word in a warning 108. Code for “L” 110. Profit 111. A Muppet 112. Heap 114. Intel agcy. 115. Naughty 117. Silver State: Abbr.

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Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Last summer, the saint Louis Zoo gained one of the nation’s Leading mammaLogists, dr. david PoweLL.

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his past August, after more than a decade, Dr. David Powell decided to make a profound professional change by moving from the Big Apple to the core of the country – here. “For the past 12 years, I have been a curator of mammals at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York City,” says Powell, who now serves as director of research at the Saint Louis Zoo. Powell specializes in mammalogy, the zoological branch that studies mice and men, bats and blue whales – and yes, Dorothy, lions and tigers and bears. Moreover, he enjoys a professional profile sufficiently elevated that The New Yorker just quoted Powell repeatedly, in a 12-page feature, on his research into American zoos’ use of euthanasia in breeding programs. He shares an amusing admission about what inspired him to specialize in mammalogy, of all the branches of zoology, instead of, say, herpetology (the study of amphibians and reptiles) or ornithology (avians). “I was actually initially interested in marine biology, though marine mammals were a part of that,” Powell says. “I was fascinated by sea creatures and kept hermit crabs as pets, as well as ducks. But I think I was always drawn to the larger, more charismatic animals. “When I started to work in zoos, I naturally gravitated toward the mammals. As my career progressed, I’ve certainly become more knowledgeable about the biology of wonderful birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and other creatures. One of the

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things I’m enjoying about my new job is the ability to study a wide variety of animals – I’m enjoying learning new things about animals I haven’t been as familiar with.” Identifying himself as “a Southerner by birth” from Atlanta, he continues: “I have had a lifelong passion for animals. I knew very early on I wanted to spend my life somehow working with them. My own early experiences in zoos, aquariums, nature centers and trips to the beach or mountains led me to pursue this career path and do what I could for conservation.” That lifelong passion sparked Powell’s subsequent academic career. “I did my undergraduate work at the University of Miami in Florida, majoring in biology and studying all kinds of animals in zoos, in the Everglades and on the waters around south Florida,” he says. “I then earned a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Maryland, where I studied the behavior of the feral horses living on Assateague Island [of both Maryland and Virginia]. I did my postdoctoral work with the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on giant pandas in China.” Regarding his previous employer, which one online source describes as “the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States,” Powell makes a diplomatic clarification. “The Bronx Zoo itself isn’t the largest in the nation in terms of acreage, but being part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, it is part of the largest network of zoos,” he says. “The Wildlife Conservation Society operates four zoological parks and an aquarium in New York City.” He also relates what led him from there to here. “I had been to St. Louis a number of times for meetings at the Saint Louis Zoo, so I already knew I liked the look of the city and the various neighborhoods,” Powell says. “After 12 years in New York City, I was ready for a little bit easier lifestyle. New York is a lot of fun and very interesting and


“ stimulating, but also a demanding place to live. “I was able to find a place here where I could still be something of a New Yorker and walk to many things I needed, including to work. Professionally, I was ready to make a change as well. I very much enjoyed being a curator of mammals at the Bronx Zoo, but I was also interested in using my research skills to continue to help zoos continue their efforts in animal conservation.” Given the relative recency of his relocation, Powell does confess to pining for the Big Apple just a bit, while expressing enthusiasm for his new home. “I miss my friends the most,” he says. “No matter what city you live in, it’s your friends – and family, if they are nearby – [who] make your community. New York does offer endless discovery because of its size and incredible diversity, but also because it’s ever-changing. Those of us who have lived there for a while come to crave that continual change and surprise. “In terms of pleasant surprises, people always say Midwesterners are friendly, but once you’re here, you really can see it. Most people greet you as you pass each other by on the street. That’s not something you get in New York City. It’s also nice to be

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I had been to St. Louis a number of times for meetings at the Saint Louis Zoo, so I already knew I liked the look of the city and the various neighborhoods.

able to get to almost anywhere or anything you want in 30 minutes or less – there is essentially no traffic here!” On returning to the topic of his vocation and noting that size doesn’t necessarily make a zoo great, Powell reflects on how his current and previous employers compare – and gives St. Louisans one more reason to take pride in their local institution. “Both St. Louis and the Bronx have very active education and field conservation programs, as well as diverse collections of animals that are well cared for by highly qualified, passionate people who share their knowledge with the public,” he says. “These are the cornerstones of excellent zoos and aquariums. “The Saint Louis Zoo has something the Bronx Zoo doesn’t – a research department. Zoo-based research has a strong foundation at the Saint Louis Zoo, and we continue that tradition with an array of projects focused on behavior, reproduction, endocrinology, animal welfare and other fields. “And we study zoo visitors, because they are as much a part of the conservation movement as we are!”

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n the Delmar Loop, a new destination for Middle Eastern cuisine fills a familiar side-street storefront. Shawarma King debuted in December, occupying the space that formerly held fast-casual burger joint Zippy Burger. These days, the dining room takes on a pale-yellow hue with royal-blue accents. Five or so tables are available for patrons to enjoy their meals on the premises, with the majority of walk-in orders so far focusing on carryout. Owner Mohammed Alsalem, who was born in St. Louis but grew up in Jordan, is the mind behind Shawarma King. The restaurateur has nearly nine years of experience running area businesses.

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“I love the Loop and have worked in the area for years and years,” Alsalem says. “I had the idea to open this restaurant because it’s hard to find food prepared exactly this way in St. Louis.” According to Alsalem, his technique for shawarma (a sandwich of slow-roasted meat topped with hummus and served in flatbread) involves marinating chicken and beef overnight in a mixture of vinegar, spices and olive oil. The tender, seasoned meats then are cooked on a rotisserie and shaved off to order. “We want people to see how we slice our meat,” he says. “We want people to see what they’re eating and how it comes together in the kitchen. We’re doing it the traditional way.”

By Mabel Suen According to Shawarma King’s Facebook page, “shawarma is a lot like a gyro, kind of like a taco, but so different in many ways.” Guests can find the key proteins featured in a variety of entrée options, such as Alsalem’s personal favorite: beef and chicken shawarma with rice served with tahini, garlic sauce and Arabic salad. Another entrée option, chicken or beef shawarma Arabi, features the meats served with fries, coleslaw and pickles. A vegetarian platter, featuring a variety of appetizers, also is available. Cold appetizers include tabbouleh, baba ganouj, labneh and mosabaha – hummus mixed with whole pieces of cooked chickpeas topped with

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olive oil, a special lemon sauce and spices. Hot appetizers include falafel, kibbe and ful medames – a spiced fava bean dish puréed with lemon, garlic and tahini. Additional selections include lentil soup and fattoush salad with romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber and fried pita. Handheld options include chicken shawarma, beef shawarma, mixed shawarma and falafel sandwiches – with fries available for a slight upcharge. All of which sound like great options before catching Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.

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‌ tory:  Legendary vocalist Billie Holiday saunters S onto the stage at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in Philadelphia near midnight one night in March 1959. It’s about three months before she will be dubbed “Lady Day” by her friend, tenor saxophone great Lester Young – and only slightly longer till she’ll die from cirrhosis at age 44. With a sly grin, she joins her musical accompanist Jimmy Powers, who sits at the piano and leads a trio that also features a drummer and bass player. Dressed in a blindingly white gown with matching white gloves, Lady Day launches into a series of tunes which she regularly interrupts with banter for the small but appreciative audience. She talks to them about “The Duchess,” her nickname for her mother and a woman who has had a vital influence on her. Lady Day also recounts her love of singing from when she was a little girl, when she was known by her real name of Eleanora Fagan, and how she once weighed 200 pounds. She likewise talks about the man with whom she fell in love, whom her mother held in low regard, as did most others of Lady Day’s family and friends. No matter. Lady Day loved him despite his dubious ways. She also mentions offhand being raped when she was 10, adding that that wasn’t even the worst thing ever to happen to her. Lady Day has lived a turbulent life, but has soldiered on, admiring the career of black singer Bessie Smith, as she molded her own artistic ability to improvise jazz singing. She’s continued to perform, even in her days in Artie Shaw’s band when, as a black woman, she was forced to dine in the kitchens of Southern restaurants and not use their restrooms. Holiday mentions being banned from performing in her favorite clubs in New York City while drinking freely throughout the evening from a bottle of booze she keeps nearby. Long-suffering Powers leads her into tunes as best he can, and then Lady Day takes over with powerful, persuasive vocals that reveal her considerable innate talent. Time, however, is running out for Lady Day. Highlights:  Alexis J. Roston delivers a bravura performance as the immensely gifted but tragically cursed Holiday, a singer whom Frank Sinatra once called “the greatest single musical influence on me.” Musical director Abdul Hamid Royal and Roston reprise their efforts from earlier productions in Louisville, Kentucky, and Milwaukee in a moving and expert fashion in Max & Louie Productions’ fascinating local presentation. Other Info:  Performed in one act and about 90 minutes, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill has the feel of a documentary-style cabaret. With the setting

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shortly before Holiday’s death, Roston excels both in interpreting Holiday’s jazz vocal improvisations and in depicting the troubled singer describing her turbulent life both in public and offstage. Previously, Roston portrayed Holiday in an awardwinning production by the Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago. She also filled the role in 2016 in Milwaukee along with fellow cast member and musical director Royal as Powers. Royal just completed another turn in that role in January at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Similarly, director Leda Hoffmann previously directed a presentation of the show at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. The trio of Roston, Royal and Hoffmann forms the moving force in Max & Louie’s current presentation at Kranzberg Arts Center. Royal and his bandmates – Kaleb Kirby on drums and Ben Wheeler on bass – provide captivatingly precise musical support for Roston, who can shape a song much in the style of the original Holiday. Also worth noting is the patience exhibited by the band during Holiday’s many meanderings under Hoffmann’s meticulous guidance. Beyond the music and singing, Roston inhabits Holiday’s persona, conveying the singer’s losing battle with alcohol and drugs with increasingly slurred speech and slovenly behavior that reaches its nadir when Holiday returns to the stage with one glove rolled down, revealing hideous needle marks on her arm. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is at times theater, cabaret, biography and American history lesson. At all times, it’s both entertaining and provocative, telling a tragic story from its proper musical perspective.

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Group:  Max & Louie Productions Venue:  Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 N. Grand Blvd. Dates:  March 3-4 Tickets:  $35-$45; contact 314-534-1111 or maxandlouie.com Rating:  A 4.5 on a scale of 1-to-5

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Around Town

By Kaitlynn Martin

Fri., March 3 to Sun., May 28

The Winter Family Collection and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art will host a grand opening reception for its new exhibit LEO RAY, INFINITE PAINTING. The exhibit comes from Klaipėda, Lithuania, after a one-month run. Ray’s work shows a life story that he connects through canvases with “interpretations of art history and fantastic characters both real and invented.” According to Ray, he likes to view his work as a diary of potentially infinite work. The reception takes place today, March 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

‌Fri., March 3

For its 2016-17 season, the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, in partnership with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Monsanto Artist-in-Training program, presents a YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT featuring 17-year-old soprano Rayna Campbell. Music director Gemma New will lead the concert of young musicians between the ages of 12 and 22. Guests will hear featured musical numbers such as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, Pathétique, and music from Bizet’s Carmen. 8 p.m. Tickets are free but can be reserved at stlsymphony.org or 314-534-1700.

Fri., March 3

As part of the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Women in the Arts Lecture, art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell will talk about Belle Époque Paris’ high-fashion hat trade in WORKING GIRLS: THE MILLINERS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY PARIS. The lecture, which is made possible by the Mary Strauss Women in the Arts Endowment, is free, but seating is limited. 7 p.m. metrotix.com.

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Catch the weekend shows of Emery Entertainment and Starvox Entertainment’s DISENCHANTED! at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. The one-week-only show promises to bring familiar storybook characters back in a way you’ve never seen them before. Disenchanted!’s descriptions go further, noting that “these royal renegades have tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to St. Louis.” Showtimes vary. $60. metrotix.com or 314-534-1111.

Fri., March 3, to Thu., March 30 Art Saint Louis presents the exhibition “VARSITY ART XXI,” set to feature 40 undergraduate and graduate students across St. Louis’ 20 regional colleges and universities. A free opening reception will kick off the annual invitational today, March 3. Ceramics, digital imaging, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video and other art mediums will be on display. Reception 6 to 8 p.m. artstlouis.org.

Tue., March 7

Left Bank Books presents Missouri author ALEX GEORGE as he signs and discusses his new novel, Setting Free the Kites. The event is free, but proof of book purchase from Left Bank is required to enter the signing line. George’s previous novel, A Good American, was named the No. 1 Indie Next List pick. His new book takes readers on a journey of two friends wading through the ups and downs that friendship brings, such as loss and hope. 7 p.m. left-bank.com or 314-367-6731.

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Dance St. Louis presents NEW DANCE HORIZONS V: WOMEN WHO INSPIRE. For the show, choreographers drew inspiration from notable women in history, including mystic and composer Hildegard of Bingen, author Susannah Cahalan, visual artist Louise Bourgeois and Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral. The Big Muddy Dance Company, Saint Louis Ballet and MADCO are the dance companies featured in the show, along with choreography by Amy Seiwert, Wendy Rein, Ryan T. Smith and Stephanie Martinez. $20. dancestlouis.org or 314-534-6622

A boxing drama highlighted with almost musical rhythm, THE ROYALE continues the 2016-17 season at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Written by Marco Ramirez and directed by Stuart Carden, the show follows Jay “The Sport” Jackson, a rising black prizefighter during the early 1900s. Akron Lanier Watson stars as Jackson in his Rep debut. Showtimes vary. Tickets $43.50 to $67.50. repstl.org or 314-968-4925.


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erhaps exceeded only by tattoo, jewelry arguably constitutes humanity’s most intimate physical embrace of art, as suggested by this month’s work from Carolyn Hasenfratz of Brentwood’s eponymous Carolyn Hasenfratz Design. “It’s 21 inches long, including the clasp,” she says of that work, which bears the title Necklace With Large Striped Image Transfer Beads. “I used silver-colored chain and jewelry findings, suede lacing, small beads recycled from thrift store necklaces and two large wooden beads that I decorated with found images in a striped pattern, applied using image transfer medium.” Her informal résumé might tempt one to suspect Hasenfratz of secretly being triplets. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she worked as a graphic designer and website designer while taking part in numerous art shows. She also (a) operates an online shop, Carolyn’s Stamp Store (carolynsstampstore.com), which sells rubber art stamps of her own design and other items, (b) teaches crafts at the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft in Maplewood and (c) works at Schnarr’s Hardware in

Ladue, which sells handmade greeting cards also of her own design. “I like to work with a lot of different media, including jewelry, collage, paper crafts, rubber art stamping, mixed media, sewing, upcycling reclaimed wood and other materials, clay and more,” Hasenfratz relates. “I enjoy experimenting and coming up with original project tutorials, templates and lesson plans, which I sometimes publish on my blog or in craft magazines or craft product manufacturer websites.” Regarding the specific creation of Necklace With Large Striped Image Transfer Beads, she recollects considerable and intriguing detail. “I made a series of beads and pendants decorated with image transfers in preparation for a class I taught on image transfer jewelry,” says Hasenfratz. “While working on my project prototypes and lesson plan, I made a lot of extra experimental beads, some of which I designed jewelry around. This necklace is one example. “I get a lot of satisfaction from upcycling materials, and in this project, I was able to combine ‘used’ beads with cutouts from discarded catalogs and magazines to make the image transfers. The most difficult part about

By Bryan A. Hollerbach Image courtesy of Carolyn Hasenfratz

making this necklace was deciding how many strands of small beads to string between the two large ones and how to get the ends of the strands to fit neatly into the large beads for a finished look. … “It was also a challenge to find the staplelike silver crimps that hold the suede lacing together right above the metal rings – I’m not sure where to get more. I had to look through box after box of recycled thrift store jewelry and parts to find something that fit in those spots, functionally and visually. If I can find more of those crimps or something similar, I may return to this design, even though I usually prefer to make new designs than repeat old ones. “Because I used a lot of wood beads as well as lightweight plastic, even though the necklace looks chunky, it’s lightweight and comfortable to wear.”

To learn more about our featured artist, visit chasenfratz.com. St. Louis-area artists who wish to be considered for future installments of this monthly department of Ladue News should email inquiries to bhollerbach@laduenews.com with “Art and Soul” in the subject line. LadueNews.com | March 3, 2017   95


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DRAGONFLY by Laura Elizabeth Mullen

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A new exhibit by Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design at St. Louis Lambert International Airport is a nine-year culmination of talent from its Artists-in-Residence program.

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or almost 10 years, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Artists-inResidence program has given emergingto-midcareer artists the opportunity to take six to 12 months to develop their craft in clay, fiber, metal or wood in a collaborative, community-based arts center environment. Artists are provided with a private studio adjacent to Craft Alliance classrooms in Grand Center, a modest stipend and the ability to showcase their work to more than five decades’ worth of Craft Alliance supporters through opportunities to exhibit and sell their work. “The work is so diverse,” says Stefanie Kirkland, Craft Alliance’s director of exhibitions and Artistsin-Residence program. “These guys are taking residency to hone in on their craft and studio – there are so many different techniques that people pick up on.” Residents also teach educational classes for Craft Alliance’s community outreach program. This year, a new exhibition marks a reunion, of sorts, for the artists who have come through the residency program over the past nine years. Through May 14, “Makers: Past + Present,” an exhibition at the Meeting Place Gallery in St. Louis Lambert International Airport, features the work of 20 artists and makers who have participated in Craft Alliance’s Artists-in-Residence program since its founding in 2008, representing the clay, fiber and metal studios. It debuted in early January. “This is the first time I’ve put everybody together from the past, and that was fun – you get to see the breadth of the program,” Kirkland says. “We have people in the show who were our first artists out of the gate [in 2008]: Melody Evans and Damia Smith.” The exhibition speaks to the diversity Kirkland references as an essential characteristic of the program. “It’s sort of like eye candy,” she says of “Makers: Past + Present.” “You’ll go from a clay bear, to a metal butterfly, to

a teapot set, to beautiful jewelry and jewelry that talks about environmental issues.” One of the artists featured in the exhibit is Anna Youngyeun, a current artist in residence in the fiber studio and native of St. Robert, Missouri. Youngyeun came to St. Louis via Kentucky, where she was teaching fibers and printmaking in a visiting position at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. Her piece in the “Makers” exhibition, a fabric keyboard that is part of a series called “Dirty QWERTY,” was made in the wake of Youngyeun’s fourth move within two years, “through each move, leaving behind close friends, peers and colleagues and ending a happy relationship to pursue my career,” she says. “It’s a reflection on personal experience with how technology facilitates my longdistance friendships and affects my outlook on identity and intimacy.” Reed Fagan, a current artist in residence in the metals studio, has included a jewelry piece in the “Makers” exhibition. “The work I selected for the exhibit is just the latest iteration of my experimentations – I’m not even sure that it is a finished piece, but I also find it fascinating to see the artist’s work midprocess,” Fagan says. “This piece of jewelry all started from an installation I created last year. It was based off of a space-filling algorithm known as the Hilbert curve. I wanted to explore this tile as ornamentation for the body in a jewel or pendant-type fashion, which is what I’ve been doing with it since.” Ruth Reese, St. Louis native and founder of the Reese Gallery in the Cherokee Arts District, was a 2013 artist in residence in the clay studio. Her piece in the “Makers” exhibition, The Young Storyteller, features a dark stoneware figure bathed in color that Reese describes as “drenched in hidden energies.” Following the themes of her current work, The Young Storyteller is part of Reese’s journey to “understand the fluid nature of identity within


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the lifecycle and then the power of the human spirit to connect with the unseen.” Discovering and exploring this vantage point, Reese continues, “is what makes art meaningful for me, [to] the viewer and to the culture at large, hopefully.” For Reese, Craft Alliance’s Artists-in-Residence program was a turning point. “[It] changed the course of my making, for sure,” Reese says. “That was the beginning of seeing my work in a larger context – through other important eyes. Stefanie, the fellow artists in residence and visiting critics truly gave me a rigorous response to my work that I desperately needed to move forward. I would recommend it to anyone trying to shift [his or her] work into a new phase.” Kirkland keeps in touch with past residents, writing letters of recommendation as they pursue jobs and further art education. Residency program alumnus Michael Parrett recently became the community engagement director at Craft Alliance, and alum Evan Wagman was recently named the education manager at St. Charles’ Foundry Arts Centre. Both are featured in the “Makers” exhibition. “It’s a great community we’re building quietly underground among the artists,” Kirkland says. “They basically get their own support group, too.” As for the “Makers: Past + Present” show itself,

Kirkland is excited to reach a broader audience with the Craft Alliance mission and the valuable Artistsin-Residence program work. “This is my third show we’ve done with [the airport], and they’re always a great partner,” Kirkland says. “It’s up for such a great amount of time, and you get some traction on it. It’s nice for the artists; another venue to show their work is always a great opportunity.” “Our feedback on our exhibitions comes when we see it full of passengers and visitors,” says Jeff Lea, public relations manager at the airport. “‘Makers: Past + Present’ has surely attracted a steady stream of visitors, especially [people] waiting to meet their friends or family coming off a flight in Terminal 1. [The Craft Alliance] exhibitions really allow the airport to give a St. Louis welcome to all our visitors and to remind our residents of what a great artistic and cultural community we live in.” “Makers: Past + Present” runs until May 14 at The Lambert Gallery at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, adjacent to the Concourse C exit in Terminal 1 bag claim. Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, multiple locations, craftalliance.org

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AccuCare needs Caregivers! AccuCare, RN-owned and managed home health care provider, has immediate openings for caregivers. Contact Jane Olsen at jolsen@accucare.com or 314-472-3393


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HOME IMPROVEMENT Plaster Patching & Repair Interior & Exterior Walls, ceilings & crown molding. (DRYVIT, EIFS SYSTEM repairs & new application) Also drywall, taping & repairs. 220th ENGINEER'S, LLC 314-220-3638

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PRECISION REMODELING Room Additions, Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens and so much more. Interior & Exterior. Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call Bob (314) 799-4633 or Jim (314) 799-4630 REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 30 Years Experience. For a Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049 REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood, Painting, Tile, Drywall, Floors, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing. Insured. Free Est. 40yrs Exp. Don Phillips 314-973-8511

LAWN & GARDEN

Landscape Design, Installation & Maintenance NOW ADDING NEW CUSTOMERS FOR 2017 Complete Estate Management Maintenance: ï Mowing ï Mulching ï Plantings ï Bed Work ï Drainage Solutions ï Seed and Sod ï Annual Turf Care Packages Outdoor Living: ï Patios ï Fire Features ï Retaining Walls ï Water Features ï Native Landscapes ï Driveways and Walkways Call Today for Estimate

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Hard Work Yard Work SPRING LANDSCAPING Landscape Design • Spring Clean-Up Brush Clearing • Bed Preparation • Tilling Weeding & Mulching • Planting Tree/Shrub Fertilization,Trimming and Removal • Lawn Fertilization, Weed Control, De-Thatching, Sodding and Seeding • Gutter Cleaning • Power Washing • Stone Walls, Patios, Borders and Drainage Solution.

The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at

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Clancy Bros Landscape Company Creatively Installing Complete Landscapes for Your Enjoyment! Family owned-operated since 1998 ï Paver Patios, Sidewalks and Driveways ï Retaining Walls ï Outdoor Lighting ï Drainage, Erosion Control ï Grading and Sodding ï Offering 3D Rendering ï 10% off Plant Landscapes 5k+

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PAINTING ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Insured, 35 Years Experience Free Estimates Call 314-766-2952 or 314-766-2962 alstonparker@hotmail.com

John The Painter, LLC Master Tradesman Fine Interior Painting Excellent Preparation Since 1984 314-966-6463 JC PAINTS Interior/Exterior Painting, Reliable, Clean, Reasonable & Insured. Call John for a Free Estimate!

314-703-2794 jcpaints@sbcglobal.net INTERIOR PAINTING & REMODELING Finish carpentry, drywall, tile and floor work. 25yrs exp. Call Kent for free estimates 314-398-2898 kenthallowell@yahoo.com

PET SERVICES

Grass Cutting • Fertilize Grass Complete Maintenance Snow Removal Brick and Stone Work Irrigation Call George 314-567-6066 OUTDOOR CREATIVE DESIGN & LANDSCAPE, LLC For all of your landscape and hardscape needs. "Where dreams become design and design becomes reality" 314-325-5111 OutdoorCreativeDesign.com

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TOO MUCH CLUTTER? Need help organizing/downsizing? Sorting, Organizing, Clean outs Planning Estate Sale Let me assist you. Donna Collins - 636-256-1923

Personal Assistant to Help Run Your Household I do everything from organizing, errands, grocery shopping, meal prep and cooking. Dog care, and grooming, also house sitting, and over night stays when needed. Call Anne 314-973-4661

The Purr'fect Pet Sitter Insured & Bonded Daily Visits, Day Care & Pet Taxi Service *NAPPS* member Call Rachel 636-675-4114 or wix.com/tpurrfectps/Rachels-pet-sitting

Yucko's Your Poop Scoop 'n Service Free Estimates - No Contracts

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Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial SPRING CLEANUP Fertilizing, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Mowing, Mulching, Edging, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios and Drainage Work. Licensed Landscape Architect/Designer For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 www.mplandscapingstl.com

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314-243-6784 Polo's Lawn & Landscape Inc Retaining Walls, Paver Patios, Leaf and Snow Removal, Backyard Cleanup, Trees & Sod. Staining Decks by brush. Free Estimates 314-280-2779 Shaw Lawn & Land, LLC Lawn Mowing Services is accepting new clients in Ladue, Creve Coeur & Frontenac Free Estimate, 314-799-1776 www.shawlawn-land.com

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT RENT: DEFINANCE AREA Newly remodeled 2 bdrm, 3 bath home, approximately 2,000sq.ft. Features a large deck overlooking a private vineyard. Contact Cathy Shaw Connelly; agent, Tom Shaw Realtors, Cell (636)346-4960, Office (636)532-1922 RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Available May 1 2017, 2200 sq ft, premiere CWE Euclid Ave. store front. Former restaurant, current retail. Priced $32.00 sq ft, NNN. Comes with private garage use. Inquire at 22n103@gmail.com

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SERVICES

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Briarcliff Condo For Rent

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2bd/2ba. Washer/Dryer hook-up. Renovated 2015. Ladue Schools. $1200/mo. Laura (314)780-9947

ROOFING US Army Engineers Take on any roof! Slate, Clay Tile & Shingles. Also Soffit, Fascia, Gutter Repairs and Gutter Cleaning. Over 30yrs Exp. Fully Insured. No house too tall & No job too small 220th ENGINEER'S, LLC 314-220-3638

Landscaping Landscaping • Weekly LawnLighting Mowing & Gardening • Landscape • Mulching • Irrigation • Landscape Lighting • Weekly Lawn Mowing•&Mulching Gardening • Irrigation • NaturalStone Stone Walls, Walls, Walks & Patios • Natural Walks & Patios • Paver Walks, Patios Patios &&Driveways • Paver Walks, Driveways • RetainingWalls, Walls, Accent • Retaining AccentBoulders Boulders For all your Landscaping & Lawn Care Needs

314-243-6784

TREES

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Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Pruning & Removal, Plant Healthcare Program, Deadwooding, Stump Grinding, Deep Root Fertilization, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Cary Semsar ISA Board Certified Master ArboristOH-5130B

WANTED CHINES E ANTIQUES BUYING SNUFF BOTTLE COLLECTIONS JADE & BRONZE ITEMS SIGNED PORCELAIN 314-503-4847 WANTED VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES Movie & Music Memorabilia ï Old Advertising ï Vintage Clothing Sports Memorabilia ï Old Toys St.L History ï Bulk Collections 314-518-5769 benfine9@gmail.com

314-365-4241 MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. 2013 BBB Torch Award Winner

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Tree Service Professionals Trimming, Deadwooding, Reduction, Removals, Stump Grinding, Year Round Service & Fully Insured Call Michael Baumann for a Free Estimate & Property Inspection

636.375.2812

Mirelli Tuckpointing LLC Solid Tuckpointing and Spotpointing w/Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair & Waterproofing. Q Q Free Estimates Q Q 314-645-1387

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GILLS TREE SERVICE I BRIAN'S HAULING J "U Name It & We Haul It" 7 Days a Week - Same Day Appliances, Brush, Clean Outs, Demo, Basement & Garage, Etc. Call Brian @ 314-740-1659

MCGREEVY PIANO "Get Tuned for 2017" Bill McGreevy, Piano Technician Guild Associate Member 314-335-9177 wrmcgreevy@gmail.com

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Get'er Done Tree Service A+ with BBB and Angie's List Tree Trimming, Removal, Deadwooding and Stump Grinding. Certified Arborist. Fully Insured, Free Estimates. Serving the area since 2004. 314-971-6993

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SERIOUS COLLECTOR & HISTORIAN Will Pay Top $ for WWII Military Relic's. Swords, Daggers, Metals, Badges, Hats, Helmets, Flags & Guns. 314-249-5369

Spectacular Gulf Coast House Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area 4BR, 4BA, 3 pools, tennis courts & so much more! Great Rates. Available NOW! Call Dave at 314-922-8344 For Pictures Please Visit www.vrbo.com/602232

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