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CONTENTS EDITOR’S NOTE

SOCIETY LAST SUMMER, WE HONORED AN ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION that’s been serving St. Louis for 90 years, as well as a haven for young moms who want to establish a stable family environment for their children. We also introduced you to a new group that uses the power of music to help victims of sexual violence heal. These were some of the top winners of LN’s Charity Awards for 2013. We’ve begun gathering nominees for recognition this year, and I would like to personally invite you to submit a nomination for your favorite charity or nonprofit. Have you spent many years volunteering for an agency that meets the needs of the neediest among us? Maybe you’ve served on the board or as an advocate for a cause that you truly believe in. This is the final weekend to nominate a deserving organization for the 2014 Charity Awards. With the assistance of an advisory panel from The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, nine finalists, including three winners, will be announced in mid-June. To download a nomination form, visit laduenews.com.

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ON THE COVER: Drs. Burton Needles, John DiPersio and Gordon Gale with Hunt for a Cure media partners John Beck, Joan Berkman, Mz. Janee, McGraw Milhaven, John Sheehan, Trish Smith and Christy Swyers. Not pictured: Tom O’Neal and Steve Stewart. For more information, call 590-2230 or visit lls.org/gat. THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 16.

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More New Listings 155 Carondelet Plaza #806 (Clayton). Standing head and shoulders above the rest, this professionally designed unit is just one floor below the penthouses and offers sweeping views of Clayton and beyond. The unit has two private bedroom suites and a smaller bedroom/den with its own full bath. A cook's dream, the state of the art kitchen has top of the line appliances and gracefully opens to both the dining and great rooms. $1,125,000 2637 Roseland Terrace (Maplewood). A residence rich in history - that is also zoned commercial -- this true Victorian Estate is truly a gem through and through. Lovingly updated and restored, this four bedroom has countless sought-after features throughout: 10 foot ceilings, 1890’s gold-leafed crown molding, original pocket doors, master bedroom suite and an ideal location… close to highways, schools, restaurants, shops and more! $469,000

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2663 Valley Road (Chesterfield). Nestled below Valley Road, this updated two-story sits on a private, park like lot. The rich interior offers a long list of popular features: remodeled chef’s kitchen with granite tops, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar; gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings, chair rails, bay windows…just to name a few. $329,900

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250 South Brentwood Blvd #2H (Clayton). This is what condo living is all about! Boasting a total of three bedrooms, the condo flows exceptionally well and has nicely appointed spaces throughout. Features include an updated kitchen, washer and dryer in unit, lots of closets and a deck over looking the garden fountain area. Ideally located near all that Clayton has to offer. $295,000

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1. 3547 Whitsetts Fork Road ● Wildwood

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$689,900

NEW LISTING! Providing the utmost ease of living, this spacious and lovely condo has a completely updated kitchen and bathrooms. Features and amenities galore, the unit offers high ceilings, walk-in closets, plenty of storage space and countless other appealing aspects. Further enhancing the listing is the incredible, private outdoor space with access to three subdivision pools.

3. 17614 Bridgeway Circle Drive ● Chesterfield

$649,000

NEW LISTING! This spacious, executive home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and has been freshly updated. The two-story entry welcomes you with a formal dining room, as well as the living room with charming fireplace. The kitchen has custom cabinets with granite tops, stainless appliances and opens to the warm hearth room. The master suite has a luxury bath with double sinks, large soaking tub and separate shower. The walk-out lower level has a generous rec area, sleeping area and full bath

4. 4 Barclay Woods Drive ● Ladue

$1,950,000

NEW LISTING! Famed builder Hank Altepeter spared no expense creating this architectural masterpiece! Enjoy the restored Edith Mason patio-garden while taking a break from tennis or a dip in the saltwater pool. Handsomely appointed living spaces make this an entertainer's dream home. Edith Mason inspired backyard design with fantastic terrace is absolutely stupendous and totally mesmerizing! A brand new roof and countless sought-after features throughout.

5. 14216 Manderleigh Woods Drive ● Town & Country

$739,000

NEW LISTING! Spectacular one-and-a-half story brick home with remarkable curb appeal! This Miceli-built home is enhanced by rich hardwood flooring, elaborate millwork, Palladian windows and two fireplaces. The impressively updated kitchen adjoins a breakfast room with bay window and French doors that walk out to a patio. Additional features include a vaulted hearth room with built-ins and brick fireplace, paneled library, formal dining room with extensive molding and stunning great room with granite bar and a wall of windows

6. 9760 Old Warson ● Ladue

$995,000

NEW LISTING! Conveniently located in the heart of Ladue, this four-bedroom home is in excellent condition. Bursting with curb appeal, some of the countless, special features include a breathtaking stone fireplace, vaulted and beamed ceilings accented by the dramatic chandelier and leaded glass windows. The main floor master has a bath with double sinks, tub, shower and walk-in closet. The kitchen was renovated in 2013 and offers an open friendly area and leads to the newly added mudroom.

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$4,150,000

4548 McCausland (St. Louis).

$169,900

2 Bellerive Country Club (T & C).

$2,295,000

8310 Ardsley Drive (Bel-Nor).

$157,000

608 East Monroe (Kirkwood).

$1,699,000

8121 Glen Echo (St. Louis).

$155,000

38 Kingsbury Place (St. Louis).

$1,295,000

9 Knightsbridge (St. Peters).

$150,000

18 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).

$1,295,000

1205 Pembroke Drive (Marlborough).

$133,900

206 Carlyle Lake Drive (Creve Coeur).

Custom built home on 8+ acres of property! Designed by Mitchell Wall, the style of this exceptional “rustic” home is right out of the pages of Houzz. Hand hewn antique timbers, distressed Carlisle pine floors, stone foyer, handmade cabinetry and built-ins, and the antique custom bard wood vanity with copper sink in the master are just a few examples. Three-plus bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, two family rooms, office, exercise room, and custom built bar.

2. 13345 Fairfield Circle ● Town & Country

1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).

13978 Meursault (Town & Country).

$924,500

244 Ballwin Avenue (Ballwin).

$739,000

Condos, Villas, Town Homes

$98,000

651 Brookhaven Court (Kirkwood).

$735,000

12416 Questover Manor Ct. (Creve Coeur). $649,000

802 Oakway Place (Glendale).

$729,900

13315 Fairfield Square (Town & Country). $595,000

16 Ellsworth Lane (Ladue).

$719,000

13051 Thornhill Drive (Town & Country).

$630,900

1848 Woodmark Road (Town & Country). $625,000 7724 West Biltmore (Clayton).

$599,000

326 Lyonnais (Creve Coeur).

$599,000

587 Purdue (University City).

$580,000

14625 Summer Blossom (Chesterfield).

$575,000

57 Morwood Lane (Creve Coeur).

$575,000

5 Shelbourne Wood Ct. (Weldon Spring).

$574,900

12650 Bradford Woods Dr. (Sunset Hills).

13305 Fairfield Square (Town & Country). $579,000 200 S. Brentwood 21D (Clayton).

$550,000

13344 Fairfield Circle (Town & Country).

$549,000

4909 Laclede Ave #1204 (St. Louis)

$529,900

1303 Oaktree Estates (Chesterfield).

$429,900

7701 Shirley Drive #2W (Clayton).

$239,000

8070 Watkins, 2W (Clayton).

$199,000

1021 Brooksgate Manor (Kirkwood).

$169,900

$539,000

9196 Wrenwood Lane (Brentwood).

$168,000

818 Rolfe (Warson Woods).

$479,900

5518 Waterman Boulevard #32 (St. Louis). $154,900

8514 Colonial Lane (Ladue).

$439,000

13543 Coliseum (Chesterfield).

$424,999

801 North Hanley, Unit D (University City). $128,000

$364,900

1450 Bluebird Terrace (Brentwood).

$324,900

12049 Autumn Lakes Dr. (Maryland Hgts). $109,900

$309,900

1425 Willow Brook Cove #1 (St. Louis Country).

390 Madewood Lane (Chesterfield). 216 Sundrop Court (Eureka).

2 Winslow Lane (Des Peres). 5405 Chapelford Lane (Shrewsbury).

1836 Rustic Oak (Chesterfield).

$319,900

850 Weatherwood (Ballwin).

$290,000

57 Waverton (Ladue).

$279,000

3144 Illinois (St. Louis).

$275,000

3459 Wyoming (St. Louis).

$218,000

11734 Holly Springs Dr. (unincorporated). $205,000 706 Yeatman Avenue (Webster). 6912 Waldemar (St.Louis).

$200,000 $183,900

$148,000

$124,900

$89,900 4355 Maryland Ave. #208 (St. Louis).

$69,000

Lots & Acreage 45 Trent Drive (Ladue). 9415 Meister Lane (Affton).

$1,095,000 $85,000


S O C I E T Y

American Heart Association

GO RED FOR WOMEN LUNCHEON

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BY BRYAN SCHRAIER

Barbara Archer, Cathy Dunkin

UESTS IN RED FILLED The Ritz-Carlton ballroom in support of National Wear Red Day. The American Hea r t A sso c i a t i o n S t . Louis chapter’s Go Red For Women Luncheon provides educational sessions about how area women can be heart-healthy. Almost 800 guests sat down for a luncheon and program, took part in health screenings and enjoyed healthy snacks. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women, and the Go Red For Women Luncheon increases awareness and raises funds for important ongoing research.

Jasmine Huda, Dr. Kim Perry

Cheri Combs, Penny Pennington

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Margaret Donnelly, Jill Schupp, Karen Kalish

Laura McBride, Laurie Schwarze, Jane Hull, Liz Basler

Kim Thompson, Sarah Tigges, Shelley Perulfi, Beth Rumack

Isabel McKean, Jennifer McKean, Luke McKean

Heather Zajarias, Ellen Abramson, Cookie Epstein

Jamie Bunn, Lisa Erlinger, Jill Sauer, Michele Hoeft, Susan Burch

Jennifer Jaeger, Kevin Harker

Betty Mitchem, Jill Sheffield

Lynn Bukovic, Jeane Hull

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Junior League of St. Louis

A TOAST TO JLSL

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BY BRYAN SCHRAIER

ORMER AND CURRENT JUNIOR League members, sponsors and friends gathered at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac to celebrate the Junior League of St. Louis’ 100 years of service. The luncheon was complete with eight boutique vendors, a slide show, a performance by the League Larks, and the sale of the League’s delicious cinnamon rolls! Even after 100 years, the League remains committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Here’s to another 100 years!

Addie Tompkins, Margie Lazarus

Midge Crider, Susan Block, Bette Mueller, Maureen Strasheim, Pat McKinnis

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Pam Gunn, Nancy Rodgers, Sue Felling

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Make it an event to remember.

At Coldwell Banker Gundaker, the Ladue/Clayton office is hiring Introverts. We know that the real estate business is not just for extroverts. We know your strengths and, as quiet as it’s kept, you’re made for this business. If you would enjoy helping others achieve something truly meaningful, and stand to reap substantial emotional and financial rewards, I will teach you how.

Call me today for a confidential interview. Vernon Hatridge Vice President/Branch Manager 9651 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124 314.993.8000 / 314.608.3454 VHatridge@CBGundaker.com

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SOCIE T Y St. Louis Community College

FALLING IN LOVE…IN FIVE COURSES

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UESTS WERE IN FOR A scrumptious treat as St. Louis Community College presented its signature Falling in Love…In Five Courses. Held in the Four Seasons Hotel, the evening fea t u re d f ive c o u rs e s created by celebrity chef Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago’s Sepia Restaurant. While enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, guests bid on silent auction items. Four more courses of fantastic food were served for dinner, which also featured a live auction.

Mary and David Fox

Dennis and Stephanie Weisenborn, Marcia and Ed Pfeiffer

More photos on page 71 Tom and Kathy Reeves, Michael and Karla Holmes

Lauren Stayce, Debra Hollingsworth, Andrew Zimmerman

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New Listing: 14216 Manderleigh Woods Town & Country • $739,000

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Magdalene St. Louis

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ORE THAN 500 GUESTS TURNED OUT FOR the annual benefit for Magdalene St. Louis at the Mercantile Exchange Building downtown. It was a wonderful evening of food and drink, a live auction, music, and stories of love, healing and a vision. It is a big year for Magdalene: In just a few months, it will open its first house, a place where homeless or previously incarcerated women will find a community of healing that will support them for the rest of their lives. Monies raised from the gala will go toward funding the home. Tom Manche served as event chair, while Kim Tucci was the auctioneer. Spotted in the crowd were Rev. Mike Kinman, president of Magdalene, and Tricia Roland-Hamilton, executive director. More photos on page 71

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712 South Price Road, Ladue Offered at $1,950,000.

7352 Westmoreland Drive, University City Offered at $1,495,000.

5 Chatfield Place Road, Creve Coeur Offered at $1,250,000.

9119 Clayton Road, Ladue Offered at $1,050,000.

8 Valley View Place, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $1,625,000.

16519 Kingspointe Lake Lane, Clarkson Valley Offered at $979,000.

26 Westmoreland Place, CWE Offered at $1,175,000.

2 Midpark Lane, Ladue Offered at $749,000.

301 Chasselle Avenue, Creve Coeur Offered at $649,000.

322 Carlyle Lake Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $590,000.

8025 Kingsbury Boulevard, Clayton Offered at $499,000.

32 Woodoaks Trail, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $1,249,000.

739 Oriental Lily, O’Fallon Offered at $474,900.

801 South Skinker, #12A, St. Louis New Listing. Offered at $474,500.

7145 Pershing Avenue, University City Offered at $389,000. Open 3/16, 1-3 PM.

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visit us Open Sunday, March 16th 8 LONG MEADOWS LANE, Town & Country. $2,220,000. 1-4 PM

9 Portland Court, CWE new Listing. Offered at $445,900.

360 West Point Court, University City Offered at $429,900.

31 Ridgemoor drive, Clayton new Listing. Offered at $645,000.

1178 HAMPTON PARK, Richmond Heights. $850,000. 1-3 PM 1 ExMOOR DRIVE, Ladue. $774,900.

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9054 FAIR OAKS CRESCENT, Richmond Heights. $525,000. 1-3 PM

2126 Franz Park Lane, St. Louis new Listing. Offered at $299,900.

NEW LISTINGS

131 Gay Avenue, Clayton new Listing. Offered at $299,900.

$1,950,000

907 CAMARGO DRIVE, Ballwin.

5105 LINDELL BOULEVARD, CWE.

$1,849,000

6177 WASHINGTON BLVD., St. Louis.

$274,000

395 HIGHWAY V, Troy.

$1,678,000

503 GLENMEADOW DRIVE, Ballwin.

$249,000

6,000 square feet of living space on three floors. Master bedroom

7352 WESTMORELAND DRIVE, University City.

$1,495,000

1594 MILBRIDGE DRIVE, Chesterfield.

$215,000

suite, beautiful dining room and finished lower level. $1,625,000

8 OAKLEIGH LANE, Ladue.

$1,450,000

12228 GLENPARK DRIVE, Maryland Heights.

$209,000

40 AUBURNDALE DRIVE, Creve Coeur.

$1,299,000

732 JUANITA AVENUE, Glendale.

$199,900

5 CHATFIELD PLACE ROAD, Creve Coeur.

$1,250,000

151 BRIDGEWATER CHASE LANE, Villa Ridge.

$189,900

style manor house on private cul-de-sac featuring incomparable

9828 OLD WARSON ROAD, Ladue.

$1,195,000

875 HARDCASTLE DRIVE, O’Fallon.

$172,000

architectural detailing. 0ne+ acre lot with pool.

729 HIGHWAY H, Troy.

$1,195,000

412 MORNINGSIDE DRIVE, St. Peters.

$147,000

26 WESTMORELAND PLACE, CWE.

$1,175,000

7211 DALE AVENUE, Richmond Heights.

$137,000

32 WOODOAKS TRAIL, Ladue. Handsome country-French $1,249,000

31 RIDGEMOOR DRIVE, Clayton. Rare opportunity to either

10 COUNTRY LIFE ACRES, Town & Country.

$1,175,000

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ICROFINANCING PARTNERS IN AFRICA (MPA) recently held its seventh annual African Gala at the Sunset Hills Country Club. The evening was a time to bring awareness and create lifechanging opportunities for the poor of Africa. Sr. Toni Temporiti founded MPA with a vision to offer small loans that would create a big change in poor families and communities. Co-chairs for the gala were Susanne Pelikan, Debbie Windus and Heather Cammarata. Dick Arnoldy, the past-chair of MPA, gave the welcome. Special guest, Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, greeted attendees and spoke prior to dinner service. Guests had a chance to peruse an African market to purchase souvenirs, cloth, books, cards and centerpieces. A silent and live auction were also held. More photos on page 71

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And the Oscar goes to…Webster University alum LEAH LATHAM! Latham, who graduated from Webster’s animation program in 2010, served as editorial production coordinator for Disney’s latest worldwide box-office smash, Frozen. The film, which has garnered wins at the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, among others, claimed the Oscar for Best Animated Feature earlier this month. As a student at Webster, Latham helped to organize the university’s animation festival, Kinematifest. She’s currently based in Los Angeles, and is working on her next Disney animated feature, Zootopia, which is expected to be released in 2016.

Two 8-minute documentaries, each produced by sophomores at John Burroughs School, are getting their fair share of attention on the international stage. JASON CHEN and HARRISON MACON will head to Doha, Qatar next month to attend Filmmakers Harrison Macon and Jason Chen the THIMUN (The Hague International Model United Nations) Qatar Northwestern Film Festival, which serves as a platform for young people worldwide to create advocacy films on local and global issues. Jason’s film, Biofuels: Fuels of the Future, is nominated for Best Editing and Best Poster. Harrison’s Connected, which looks at technology addiction and how it impacts communication and social skills, is nominated for Best Sound, Best Story and Best Poster.

Twelve local high school acts will be vying for the top prize next month at the fourth annual ST. LOUIS TEEN TALENT COMPETITION at the Fox Theatre. Among the finalists are singer THOMAS FIELDS (St. Louis University H.S.), violinists AIDAN IP and HAVA POLINSKY as ‘Fiddlers Fandango’ (Whitfield and Clayton H.S.), singer/tap dancer COURTNEY FORTNER (Parkway South), violinist JOHN LI (MICDS), pianist OLIVIA LONG (Burroughs), and dancer TJ Hammond (CBC). The finals will be held Friday, April 4, at the Fox. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entry (available at the box office or through Metrotix).

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Make plans to join the NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION’s Kidney Walk on Saturday, April 26, on the Saint Louis University campus. Organizers are hoping to raise $150,000 to help support the Foundation’s programs and educational efforts in the St. Louis region. For more information, visit kidney.org.

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ON THE COVER

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Happy Hunting! BY LISA WATSON

for their other siblings and families,” Kersting says. “It’s very much a family affair.” The event is made possible by contributions from many people—from the 55 area senior centers who filled the 60,000 eggs, to UPS carriers who will deliver them and hide them throughout the park, Kersting notes. The funds raised at this evergrowing event will help LLS in its mission of helping patients with blood cancers—both through direct assistance, as well as by funding research and advocating for systemic changes to improve the lives of those dealing with a cancer diagnosis. “Patients are faced with a tremendous amount of difficulties when they’re presented with this diagnosis,” says Dr. Burton Needles, chairman of oncology at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. “For physicians, our focus is on trying to provide the best medical care, but LLS really helps a patient in navigating the system.” LLS directly helps patients at Mercy and other area hospitals by providing education and

Honored ‘heroes’ Shamorie and Allison enjoying last year’s Hunt for a Cure

resources, funding to help patients achieve affordability, and most important, the knowledge that they’re not alone, Needles says. Those efforts also help patients indirectly: LLS currently is advocating in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., for cancer patients to have access to the best treatment while making it affordable through oral chemo parity legislation. “We’re in a transformative moment in the treatment of leukemia and other blood cancers,” adds Dr. John DiPersio, chief of the division of oncology and deputy director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine. “The treatment of childhood leukemia has improved the Continued on page 73

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N APRIL 12, QUEENY PARK WILL BE transformed into a giant hunting ground when the LLS Bunny, along with his helpers, hides a grand total of 60,000 eggs for area kids to find. At the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s fourth annual Hunt for a Cure, up to 7,000 kids and family members are expected to come take part in the great egg hunt, which will include four age-appropriate trails, says LLS executive director Debbie Kersting. The day is filled with fun activities: First, the LLS Bunny will arrive in style, air-lifted by helicopter, courtesy of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. On each trail, participants have the chance to find a golden egg containing a gift certificate to Macy’s, good for a spring wardrobe. Other attractions include nursery rhymes and characters, face-painting, a petting booth and photo opportunities with the LLS Bunny. “It’s a bright day for the kids who are going through treatment, as well as


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Wedding Wisdom

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Wedding and Engagement Announcements By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Engagement

Julie Lynn Jackson & Jacob Daniel Molitor

Amanda Sutherland & Daniel Rich

Julie Jackson, the daughter of Bonnie and Emory Jackson of Chesterfield, wed Jacob Molitor, son of Sharon Molitor of Wentzville and Buck Molitor of Old Monroe, in a candlelit ceremony at Algonquin Country Club on November 23, 2013. Reverend Ken Gottmann officiated the ceremony. Amy Feagles, the bride’s cousin, served as the maid of honor. Margie Borges, Caroline ‘Kiki’ Chosid and Kare McCulloch were bridesmaids. Derrick Molitor, the groom’s brother, served as best man. Nick Molitor, Emory Jackson and Chris Molitor were groomsmen. Julie, a marketing and communications supervisor for BJC HealthCare, met Jacob, a business development officer at UMB Bank, at a Junior Achievement fundraising event organized by Julie. After receiving Julie’s father’s permission, Jacob surprised his fiancé-to-be by proposing on the beach in Riviera Maya. The wedding had a white, gold and Champagne color scheme, with white hydrangeas and various shades of white roses. Guests enjoyed music by the Charles Glenn Band and a fall spice cake from Wedding Wonderland. The newlyweds honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, and now reside in Chesterfield.

John and Julie Sutherland of St. Louis are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy, to Daniel Rich, the son of Dr. Michael and Vicki Rich of St. Louis. The couple is planning a June 14 ceremony at the Coronado Ballroom. High-school sweethearts Mandy and Daniel met while attending Ladue Horton Watkins High School, and continued dating throughout college. The bride-to-be received her bachelors of political science, and women and gender studies from the University of Vermont, and a masters in elementary education from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. She now works as a communication arts teacher at South City Preparatory Academy. The future groom received his bachelors in economics from Dartmouth College, his juris doctor from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law and his master of business administration from Washington University. He is a corporate operations manager at Centene Corporation. The couple will reside in Webster Groves with their Siberian husky, Achilles.

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Michael and Margaret Williams of Town & Country are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison, to Timothy Cronin, the son of John and Terri Cronin of West Dundee, Ill. Allison and Tim met in June 2011 in Lake Geneva, Wis., when Allison was attending a bachelorette party, and Tim was at his family’s summer home. The couple will marry on October 18 at The Shrine of St. Joseph, with a reception to follow in the Crystal Ballroom of the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. They will reside in Chicago.

Larry and Patricia Sewell are overjoyed to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Patrick Ryan, the son of Mary Ryan of Boston, Mass., and the late Michael Ryan, formerly of Basking Ridge, N.J. The bride-to-be graduated cum laude from Mary Institute and Country Day School in 2003, receiving athletic honors for field hockey and lacrosse. She graduated with honors from Williams College in 2007, where she studied economics and geosciences, and was co-captain of the varsity field hockey team. Ashley now works as a VP in the investment management division at Goldman Sachs in New York City. The future groom graduated from Delbarton School in 2003, where he was an All-American lacrosse player. He received his bachelors in modern American history, and public and private sector organizations from Brown University, where he also played on the varsity lacrosse team. He is now a senior manager of digital marketing and video development at Golf Magazine in New York City. One year after they met, Patrick proposed at the couple’s favorite running spot in Central Park. After their May wedding in Cape Cod, Mass., the newlyweds will honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Allison Weld Harding & Brian Kenneth Reichenbach By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

On a warm September day at a historic plantation in South Carolina, Allison Harding and Brian Reichenbach wed in true Southern style. Allison and Brian both attended Vanderbilt University Law School, but it took a semester abroad for the two to meet. “We met in Paris,” Allison says. “He helped me lug my luggage around Europe for a few weeks.” The couple dated for three years before getting engaged during a stay at a beach house belonging to the bride’s parents in The Outer Banks of North Carolina. One morning, Brian asked to accompany Allison on her daily walk on the beach with their black Lab, Barkley. “While we were walking, he took a knee,” Allison says. “He couldn’t get the ring out of his pocket and he got hit by a giant wave. So in all the pictures his shorts are soaked!” Their love for the history and beauty of the city led the couple to select Charleston, South Carolina, for their nuptials. Allison enlisted a friend from high school, now a wedding planner in Charleston. Finding postage for the invitations, Allison says, proved to be the most difficult part of the process. She had three vintage stamps she wanted to use on each envelope—one of a magnolia, another of a couple doing the Charleston, and a Great Gatsbythemed stamp. The bride and her mother called antique stamp stores looking for the unused stamps, eventually finding enough in a shop in New York. At Lowndes Grove, a 14-acre National Historic Landmark estate, beneath an old oak tree surrounded by friends, family and Barkley as a groomsman, Brian and Allison tied the knot. The reception, also at Lowndes Grove, gave guests a chance to celebrate in Southern fashion. Food stations offered shrimp and grits, chorizo gravy, basil pasta, succotash and beef tenderloin. The newlyweds paid tribute to their dog with The Barkley, a signature cocktail of St. Germain, Champagne and a raspberry, on cocktail napkins emblazoned with a Labrador silhouette. Between rounds of cornhole, played on custom boards with monogrammed bags, guests had their silhouettes made as mementos. For dessert, French macarons, a boozy coffee bar, and cake: chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and kahlua, and almond butter cake with fresh raspberries. Later in the evening, guests snacked on pork sliders, sweet potato fries and chocolate amaretto cheesecake pops, a modified version of a dessert Allison makes every year for Brian’s birthday. At the end of the evening, the bride and groom departed on the Miss Grace, a boat waiting for them on the dock. In May, they’ll travel to Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland for their honeymoon. Allison is the daughter of Robert and Susan Harding of Town & Country. Brian is the son of Carol and the Doug Wilkerson of Toledo, Ohio, and Keith Reichenbach of Findlay, Ohio.

The Details The Date: September 21, 2013 The Ceremony: Lowndes Grove The Reception: Lowndes Grove The Photographer: Elisabeth Millay The Music: The Charleston String Trio and Big Blast and the Party Masters The Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal The Rings: Novak Jewelers and King Jewelers in Nashville, Tenn. The Dress: Francesca Pitera for Jim Hjelm Couture Bridal The Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lela Rose The Tux: Hickey Freeman The Wedding Planner: Sara Hosch of Southern Protocol

The Bridal Party: The Maid of Honor: Elizabeth Elmore The Bridesmaids: Paige Bernick, Shayla Mulvey, Brittany Wegusen, Meredith Hiester, Carina McLain, Lauren Rowe, Alexandra Gilliland The Groomsmen: Christopher Welch, Patrick Welch, Michael Quinlan, Robert Wegusen, John Eason, Sean Harris, Benjamin Phillips, Barkley The Flower Girl: Samantha Welch

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Flor Hernandez & Michael Uthoff By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

From Chile to Mexico to St. Louis, the love between Flor Hernandez and Michael Uthoff knows no bounds. Michael, who is originally from Chile, and serves as the artistic and executive director of Dance St. Louis, was visiting a friend in Oaxaca, Mexico, when the friend had to leave the country for a family emergency. “My friend said, I’ll introduce you to someone who can take you out,” Michael says. “And Flor was that someone. So we went out to dinner, and we’ve been together ever since.” Flor, an art dealer who spoke with LN with translation help from Michael, says Michael first spoke with her father before proposing. The couple wed almost two years later on August 24, 2013, in a civil ceremony at St. Louis City Hall, witnessed by a couple of friends and family members. The following evening, in the home of their friends, Susan and Dan Luedke, the couple restated their vows and exchanged rings. Michael’s brother traveled all the way from Chile to attend. Honoring Flor’s Mexican heritage, both the ceremony and reception incorporated several Mexican traditions. During the ceremony, Flor’s daughter gave the couple coins, a symbol of well wishes. Day of the Dead-style newlywed figurines were on both the invitations and the cake; and painted gourds, brought in from Mexico, decorated the tables. Guests drank mescal and pisco from flasks hanging from their necks, and danced to Mexican, American and Chilean music DJ-ed by Michael’s nephew and Flor’s daughter. The menu included beef tenderloin crostini, French-Asian spring rolls, pan-seared salmon fillet and grilled vegetable penne pasta. The newlyweds have yet to go on a honeymoon, but are hoping to travel to Italy, Spain and Morrocco in the coming months. As they remember their wedding, the Uthoffs smile and jest. Flor says she loves that Michael is a good father and grandfather, and works in the arts. As for his bride, Michael says, “She makes me laugh. She makes me angry. She’s a fabulous cook. She has an incredible curiosity for traveling and the arts. She fascinates me.”

The Details The Date: August 24, 2013 The Ceremony: St. Louis City Hall The Reception: The home of Dan and Susan Luedke The Photographer: Linda Wilson Photographer The Flowers: Walter Knoll Florist The Caterer: La Chef The Cake: Peter Fletcher The Dress: designed by Maddalena Forcella, made by indigenous artists in Mexico The Officiate: Tom Voss Maid of Honor: Sara Ricardez The Best Man: Tom Voss The Bridesmaid: Carol Voss The GROOMSMAN: Andras Uthoff The Flower Girl: Ivy Campbell

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for each other.” Music, art and computer courses, as well as guest lectures, are held weekly to stimulate residents’ minds, Finkelston says. From classical and contemporary songs, residents take part in a sing-a-long piano class, or perform solo during special events. “It’s wonderful to realize how much talent is among our own residents. From artists and musicians to computer engineers, they are constantly staying active with each other,” Finkelston says. A professional artist leads a painting class, where beginners to pros can pick up a brush and get creative on their canvas out on the community’s patio. In the campus’ theater, lectures on current news to historic events are hosted by university professors and health talks are led by local physicians. Weekly social outings, such as trips to Missouri Botanical Garden, the Hermann wineries, and the St. Louis Symphony, also

keep Willows’ residents busy. And volunteer work at local hospitals, schools and libraries allow seniors the opportunity to give back to the community. At Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, residents have their own health and wellness committee to provide feedback on current activities and plan future programs. Classes focus on physical, social, spiritual, intellectual, creative and service-oriented wellness. “We are constantly evolving our programs to meet their interests,” says executive director Scott Polzin. The community’s fitness program offers seated exercise, Pilates, water aerobics, a competitive traveling volleyball team and a walking club. “We have such an active community,” Polzin notes. Social activities include movie and game Continued on page 32

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f you’ve been daydreaming about a kitchen makeover with sparkling new appliances, craftsman cabinets and luxurious lighting, A Gathering Place Kitchen Tour is for you. “It’s a really fun, self-guided tour from house to house, where you can bring a group of friends, see different styles and let your imagination run away with itself on what you can do in your own kitchen,” says Junior League of St. Louis president Maureen Strasheim. The fourth annual event, which benefits Junior League’s training and community programs, will highlight six kitchens in the city’s central corridor. This year’s kitchens are designed by a variety of returning, as well as new, top local designers, including Beck/Allen Cabinetry, Dana’s Design Studio and Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath. At one University City home—featured in Better Homes and Gardens in the ’60s—the kitchen has been

A local kitchen designed by Beck/Allen Cabinetry

renovated by Dana’s Design Studio to emote “a contemporary flair, with wood, granite and quartz countertops and thoughtful lighting that brings the space to life,” according to designer Dana King. While touring the kitchens, guests will have the opportunity to sample cuisine from area restaurants and bid on aprons signed by celebrity chefs like Paula Deen, Bobby Flay and Art Smith. Home locations are posted on Junior League’s website, and attendees can start at any kitchen on the tour, explains fund development team lead Julie Kearbey. Kitchen Tour tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the

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The Artist Among Us: Margaret Von Kaenel Are you a fan of Zuber and de Gournay, purveyors of murals and scenes long favored by discerning interior designers? If so, you will want to know about Margaret Von Kaenel, the University Citybased fine-art mural painter, whose painstaking work keeps her behind the local interior design scene, quite literally. Although the days of climbing scaffolding in order to paint ceiling murals are behind her (at least she hopes so), Von Kaenel’s artistic skill and aesthetic continue to bring St. Louis interiors to new heights. One of her more recent projects involved the design and execution of a custom mural for a design project by Alan E. Brainerd, principal of Alan E. Brainerd Interiors and design editor of Ladue News. The theme: a richly detailed hunt scene, apropos of the home’s location in Huntleigh, which has a very long and equally storied equestrian history. Although the interior design project is still a work

in progress, Von Kaenel’s fine art mural truly sets the stage for what’s to come. This is not the first time she has created a custom mural for Brainerd. In fact, you may have seen her work at the 2012 Ladue News Show House, where she skillfully recreated a West Indies-style frieze based on a Brunschwig & Fils archival fabric. Von Kaenel earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of California and has traveled to France, Italy, Morocco and Spain for a variety of painting projects. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens. In addition to murals, Von Kaenel specializes in trompe l’oeil, grisaille, faux fresco, lime-based Venetian plasters, sand stone, and combinations of the above. “I paint on anything my clients want me to paint on,” she says. “I still love to apply textures to walls, only not so high anymore!” Continued on page 42

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Home Buy Design Now Casting in St. Louis Attention, St. Louis home-buyers, real estate agents and interior designers: Casting has begun for Home Buy Design, a new pilot series to be filmed in and produced for the St. Louis market. The series is designed to showcase the benefits of utilizing renovation loans to secure the right home in the right location with the right design plan. Produced by Provident Development Group, BidRazor, and Tony Collins of Prime Lending, and filmed by Pounds Media, Home Buy Design will feature real-life renovation projects financed with FHA 203K renovation loans, Fannie Mae HomeStyle renovation loans and jumbo construction loans. Home-buyers who are chosen to participate will be followed through the entire process, starting with the search for the right home and lender, as well as design and renovation work, leading up to the big reveal. “We want to take you through the real experience of how homeowners can buy and renovate a home all at once with a real budget, real-time schedules and real professionals,” explains Mike Pulley, managing partner at Provident

Tom McAnally, Tony Collins and Mike Pulley, producers of Home Buy Design

Development Group, a St. Louis concierge project management and design firm. Provident partner and senior project manager Tom McAnally says the difference between Home Buy Design and other reality television shows is that securing the necessary financing to turn dreams into realities is a key topic. “We talk about something the reality shows don’t: where clients get the money to do their renovation projects,” McAnally says. “For a majority of the projects on reality shows, materials are given to the show by

vendors, which skews the actual cost.” Producers say ideal candidates for the series are those who are looking to buy a new home, but have found the most desirable to be out of their price range. They are considering the purchase of a fixer-upper, but are daunted by the prospect of a large renovation project. Additionally, they must have FHA 203K, Fannie Mae HomeStyle or jumbo construction loans pre-approved and financing in place; be “energetic, outgoing and fun;” ready to act quickly in the purchase of a new home; and enthusiastic about working on their project with Home Buy Design experts. “Something that I see as the most attractive part will be the ability to teach the value of design,” Pulley told interior designers who gathered at the Interior Design Center of St. Louis, where the new series was announced. Designers who are selected for the series will be chosen by the home-buyers, and will get producer and creative rights for their participation. Ditto for local real estate agents who help the buyers find the right home. Casting for the series will continue through May or June, followed by a four-month filming schedule. For more information or to apply, visit homebuydesign.com

Reclaiming America

Castle Design and Fibercations Merge Two neighboring design firms with offices in the 7700 block of Clayton Road have merged: Castle Design, known for its award-winning architectural and design work, and Dana Romeis’ Fibercations, an established name in local contemporary design for the past 25 years, are now operating as a single business under the name Castle Design. In addition to being better positioned to attract high-profile projects, the marriage of the two organizations enhances buying power for clients and provides more diversity and depth of design talent. Leadership will be provided by Emily Castle, a degreed architect and interior designer, and Dana Romeis, who will serve as managing designers of the combined operations. Other members of the design team are Jay Eiler, Lori McElvain, Jenny Potashnick and Lauren Sweet-Schuler.

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Dana Romeis and Emily Castle

“Each of our firms has unique projects, characteristics and experiences that together complement and expand our abilities, innovation and reach in design, planning and architecture,” Castle says. “We have long admired the work of Emily, bringing her degree in architecture to every project,” Romeis adds. “We welcome the opportunities our combined firms will bring.”

A f te r yea rs of buying furniture manufactured overseas, A m e r i ca n s a re looking to once again “buy A m e r i ca n .” A s part of the bargain, they are getting some of the most f i n e l y c ra f te d furniture in the world. Much, if not most, highend Americanmade furniture comes from North Carolina, the American-made Century furniture capital Furniture of the world. The state is home to more than 300 manufacturers representing some 20,000 highly skilled workers, who inherited their craft from generations of master craftsmen. Among the iconic North Carolina brands with a large and loyal following in St. Louis is Century Furniture. The company has been honored as ‘Best: Made in America’ by the nonprofit Made: In America, whose mission is to foster a business climate conducive to competitive American commerce and industry in a global economy. The change in consumer buying habits is coming none too soon, as American high-end furniture manufacturing runs the risk of becoming a lost art.


castle design rooms photos by Alyse O’Brien, romeis and castle photo by charles l. barnes, book cover photo by rainer elstermann, Fontaine Wingback Chair and Burges Secretary photos by Matthew Savins

Soft Surroundings At Home: Calling All Francophiles Following its debut last year, St. Louis-based Soft Surroundings At Home has expanded from two to four collections for spring 2014. The company also has continued to champion French design, i n co r p o ra t i n g the style into as many of Soft Surroundings A t H o m e ’s product categories as possible. Most pieces are designed (or at least twea ke d ) Fontaine by the Wingback Chair in-house d e s i g n tea m , wh i c h searches the French countryside for inspiration—a tough job, but someone has to do it! (Note to antique hunters: Some of the team’s antique purchases are sold on the Soft Surroundings website.) Among the design team’s favorite pieces in the spring home collection (available online and in stores) are the Fontaine Wingback, a comfortable upholstered chair; the Les Halles Cabinet, a curvaceous Louis XV-style piece with hand-painted detail; and the Le Vallee Du Loire

The Ancient Chinese Art of Feng Shui at Home Places have power, not only the physical power of sheer presence, but the emotional clout to alter our moods. Of course, the converse is also true. We have power over places. If we don’t take advantage of that fact, we’re squandering a major opportunity to bring positive energy into our lives. —Martha Beck So begins the new book, Mind Body Home, by Tisha Morris, a Feng Shui consultant and interior designer. Like all Feng Shui practitioners, Morris contends that making conscious and appropriate changes to one’s living space can improve day-today life. In her book, she sheds light on the principles of the ancient art of Feng Shui and offers practical suggestions for adhering to them. We found some to be matters of common sense, while others are a bit more arcane. A small sampling: • Create an adequate transitional space between the front door and the rest of the house that allows beneficial chi (energy) to rest and accumulate instead of rushing forward. • In the case of a hallway that feels too long and/or too dark, place a mirror on the side wall

Robin Sheldon, founder of Soft Surroundings

Burges secretary

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Cabinet, recreated from a 160-year-old antique the team found in the markets of Cholet. Crafted of solid oak, circa 1780, the grand, two-piece armoire was discovered in the Burgundy region of France. Styled with an elegantly carved cornice, intricate mouldings and serpentine apron, the painted finish is aged to a prized patina, revealing an authentic provenance.

Antique Le Vallee Du Loire cabinet on which Soft Surroundings’ reproduction is based.

and make sure there is adequate lighting. • Stairways can be jarring if not positioned correctly in the home, creating an abrupt transition. Energy can rush up and down a staircase and out the door. Having a landing halfway up the stairs alleviates the rush of energy. • Bathrooms are considered inausp i c i o u s ro o m s , flushing and draining beneficial chi out of the home. B a t h ro o m s a l so are associated with financial problems and money ‘going down the drain.’ Remedies include keeping the toilet lid down, closing drains and keeping the bathroom door closed when not in use. • Minimize furniture with sharp corners and avoid placing pieces on a diagonal except when necessary. Organize furniture around focal points in a room, such as a window or fireplace.

• Utilize fireplaces. Otherwise, they are merely a way for energy to escape and unwanted energy to enter the home. • All rooms within the home should not only be well maintained, but also utilized so as not to block the energy flow.

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I N E T E E N T H - C E N T U RY charm and 21st-century convenience marry in this exquisite Kirkwood home. Rich hardwood floors run throughout much of its 5,100 square feet; and its elegant architectural details include built-in bookcases, 9- and 10-foot ceilings and period millwork. The eat-in chef’s kitchen, with custom Amish cabinetry, a large center island, breakfast bar and top-of-the-line appliances, is perfect for a busy family. An adjoining breakfast room has a builtin china cabinet and large bay window, drenching the room in sunlight. The home’s award-winning addition boasts a family room with stone fireplace and luxury master suite, with a double sink, whirlpool and separate shower. The finished lower level features a game room, media room and office space, providing a plethora of room for entertaining. This must-see home also has second-floor laundry, a grand entry foyer and mud room.

This 5-bedroom, 3-full and 1-half bathroom home in Kirkwood is listed for $1.595 million.

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New on the Market

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long they have been in business and what kind of projects and types of pools they build. Many pool companies come and go. It’s important to have a company with a good track record, and trained employees in uniforms with labeled trucks so you can feel comfortable with them in your backyard. Talk to some of the established companies—you want your pool contractor to be around as long as your pool, so they can service it for years to come.” The business also should have insurance, know the local building and health codes, and green laws; and offer the service and design capabilities you desire for your ideal pool, he adds. Once you have a trusted contractor on your side, communicate what you want out of your pool during a series of planning meetings, George notes. “Are you planning to swim laps, to entertain, or for the kids to swim? Some clients will say they want a 12-foot-deep pool with a diving board when they really plan to have cocktails and relax in the pool. To fit that need, we can build a 5-foot deep end and 3-foot shallow end, so they can walk around throughout the pool. The designers should try to fit the pool to the client, to the backyard, and to the

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family’s needs and lifestyle.” Westport Pools can build your dream pool, while fitting your budget, he adds. “It’s never a one-size-fits-all project.” In addition to the initial ideas for the project, there should be a master plan for the life of the pool, White explains. “A designer needs to have a master Continued on page 73

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eyond the purchase of your home, a swimming pool is one of the largest investments you will ever make, according to Westport Pools. That’s why its staff recommends only working with the most seasoned pool contractors to bring to life your version of a backyard oasis. The owners of Westport Pools have more than 100 years of combined experience in the residential and commercial aquatic industry in St. Louis. The company has built the majority of new commercial water parks in the area, keeping its staff on the cutting edge of aquatic technology. They apply this expertise to all 300 of their residential clients with in-ground concrete pools, where they say “the sky is the limit” for each custom project. But before diving into a pool installation in your own backyard, Westport’s VP of business development Dave White and VP Wayne George say it’s important to find the right contractor, know what you want the pool to be used for, and plan for the lifelong maintenance, as well as aesthetic features, of the pool. First and foremost, White says it’s important to research the history of the company. “Find out how


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rom the coping around the edge to the finish at the bottom, there is a lot more than water required for a spectacular swimming pool. If you’re in need of aquatic inspiration, peek inside these fabulous local projects.

By Julia Christensen

Ray Holt Baker Pool Construction

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• Framing the back of this kidney-shaped pool is a feature that combines form and function: a stone-veneered wall. “It’s acting as a retaining wall, but it gives a nice architectural element to the pool side,” says Holt. • Near the pool is a freestanding valence. For those hoping to achieve a similar look, Holt recommends you keep flow of the space in mind. “Anytime we go into a project like this, we’re trying to balance the architecture of the home, the topography of the land and what the customer wants.” • For those thinking about starting a project of this magnitude, Holt recommends starting early. “There’s the tendency when the weather gets warm for people to think about swimming pools, but a project like this takes a few months of planning,” Holt says. “The more custom you want to make it, the more you want to think through each of the materials.”

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• This project began with a keyhole-shaped pool featuring dated tile, says O’Brien. One of the added upgrades? Deck jets. “Not only do they cool the pool through aeration, but they’re a nice feature for relaxing, parties and entertainment,” O’Brien says. “It’s an easy and less expensive way to add something special to your pool.” • At the other side of the pool is another decorative, yet practical, addition: three fountains. “St. Louis is known to have hot, long summers; and deck jets and fountains are a great way to help cool down your pool,” O’Brien says. “They work most efficiently at night when the air is cooler; it draws the cool air into the pool.”

• As if the hot tub were overflowing, water cascades from the spa into the pool—but it’s all an illusion. A sheer descent waterfall exports cool water into the pool, explains Jacobsen, from the holding tank inside the hot tub’s retaining wall. • “The homeowner’s chose a sand-colored bottom, and we don’t do a lot of those in St. Louis,” Jacobsen notes. “I think people see it when it’s dry, and they think it’s dirty or dingy . . . but the water color is extraordinary.” • Flagstone and limestone can be seen around this backyard oasis. Jacobsen notes stone coping as an upscale upgrade for pools. “Stone takes it to the next level.”

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hat is that backyard oasis without proper landscaping? These local landscape professionals explain what takes a garden from competent to captivating.

By Julia Christensen

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• In response to the slope of this home’s front yard, the area was terraced. “It’s a nice way to soften a slope by putting multiple layers in,” says Eisele. “As the plant material grows in, it softens up the stonework so it isn’t quite so imposing.” • Smaller yards may benefit from a less-is-more approach. “With smaller front yards, we try not to use too many different plant materials,” Eisele says. “We also really like to focus on colors and textures that might get lost in larger gardens; in a smaller garden, you can really appreciate the colors and textures.” • Eisele recommends adding non-plant life to the garden to turn a small space into something special. “Putting in garden art or individual stones or boulders adds a nice focal point.”

• “Due to the severe slope of this front yard, the landscape had to be retained,” explains Sherwood. “The client, however, was very reluctant to install a retaining wall; in lieu of that, we installed weathered granite boulder outcroppings.” • To add grandeur to a garden, Sherwood recommends one or two ornamental specimen trees as focal points, such as this Japanese maple and Fat Albert blue spruce. • Another option? Stone. “The boulders themselves are granite and they add a richness to a yard,” Sherwood says. “These aren’t just rocks picked up off the highway; these are tumbled, granite boulders.”

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• “You want a garden that looks good from a year-round perspective,” says Graeler, noting the blend of flowering plants and evergreens, as well as a Japanese maple, in this project. “You have that color, and the backdrop that helps it stand out; everything’s not just green, but you’ve got the different colors.” • Graeler recommends homeowners think about the size of the garden when planning; some spaces are small and intimate, and should be designed as such. Additionally, think about the layered effect of the plants, such as ground cover compared to annuals or perennials. • A Japanese maple looks phenomenal when paired with a water feature, says Graeler. “It’s like it’s meant to be.”


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he spring thaw seems to be working its way to St. Louis, and this is the perfect time to start thinking about your new outdoor projects. In case you have something more elaborate than a few new flowers in mind for your backyard, we found two fantastic projects to get your creative juices flowing.

SHADE FOR THE FAMILY Our first project was completed by Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction. Owner Richard Poynter says the family was looking for a shady area to protect them from the scorching sun by their pool. They also wanted to incorporate a casual seating area, along with outdoor cooking. Here’s what they came up with: • Setting the Scene: “People don’t typically tell you they want something cozy, but that’s what they want,” Poynter says. When you’re working with an expansive space like this, think about breaking it up into smaller, cozier sections, while keeping the flow and Continued on page 60

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WHAT’S COOKING IN CHESTERFIELD The second project was installed by Green Guys, with input coming from Amini’s Home, Rugs & Game Room, and pavers from St. Louis Hardscape Material & Supply. The family was looking for comfort, function—and a pop of color—and they got all three. • Take the High Road: The homeowners wanted

an all-inclusive pool, cooking and entertaining area, says landscape architect Eric Ringhofer of Green Guys. That’s a tall order for a yard that originally consisted of a huge hill. The plus-side of having to cut several feet into a slope? “They have a lot of privacy behind them, so we were able to maximize both privacy and space.” • Like a Rock: The pavers were the Cambridge brand, Ringhofer says, which has a couple of unique features—the large size was an ideal aesthetic for a large project, and they’re also UV-resistant to

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functionality in mind, he adds. This project incorporates two separate seating areas and outdoor curtains to up the intimacy level. • Walk the Line: To soften the look, Poynter’s team created a walkway in broken-up sections, with grass between the partitions. The floor was created from stamped and dyed concrete, with a separate pattern for the border. • Cooking Up a Storm: With the rise of upscale outdoor cooking areas, there are lots of options available. This kitchen features a built-in grill with a stone base and cabinetry, along with a buffetstyle stone countertop.


• Have a Seat: The family wanted plenty of seating, so Amini’s suggested a crescent sofa, along with swivel rocking club chairs with a comfortable, high back, Pond says. The neutral color of the barstools was chosen to avoid clashing with the bright chartreuse of the sofa, and the combination of seating arrangements lends itself to intimate conversation.

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DIVERSIONS LUCERNE AND CIRCUS KNIE

Summer in Switzerland STORY AND PHOTOS BY JUDY CROWELL

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OFT SOUNDS OF TINKLING COW BELLS on placid brown cows; crystal-clear rivers to peer into and catch fish; billowing sailboats dotting Lake Lucerne; cobblestone streets along fairytale architecture; the Blue Balls Festival featuring jazz, blues and punk music along the lake promenade; flower-strewn trails for climbing Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi; the Lucerne Summer Festival of classical and contemporary music; and winsome chalets tucked into lush green mountainsides. This—and so much more—is Lucerne in the summer. A good place to start is the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333, and its triangular paintings in the bridge’s gables. Also, check out the Swiss Museum of Transport with its steam and electric locomotives—one cutting through the Gotthard Pass—for marvelous examples of Swiss engineering; while the Lion Monument, hewn out of natural rock to

commemorate the heroic death of the Swiss mercenaries at the Tuilleries in 1792, is one of the world’s most famous monuments. In spite of the marvelous shopping and art galleries (don’t miss the Rosengart Collection), Lucerne will lure you outside to its lakes and mountains. Travel by lake steamer and then cogwheel railway to Mount Pilatus, a breathtaking view at 7,000 feet. Hop on a gondola for the journey back down. For a bit longer jaunt, take a boat from nearby Vitznau and an aerial cable car to the top of Mount Rigi, ‘Queen of the Mountains,’ for a clear-day view as far as France and Germany. Board one of the cruises on Lake Lucerne—many with musical or culinary themes—for an excursion from one to six hours. You can select from either classical elegance or artistically modern rooms in the magnificent Hotel Continued on page 64

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Palace. Sophisticated, modern dining at the hotel’s Jasper is a summer treat when seated on the terrace overlooking Lake Lucerne. Nearby and newly renovated Park Hotel Vitznau sits like a welcoming castle on the shoreline of Lake Lucerne. For Art Deco aficionados, try Hotel Montana with its numerous dining options, including fine dining at Scala Restaurant, dramatic vistas from Scala Terrasse, and a libation or two at Hemingway’s Rum Lounge. Boasting the “most exciting restaurants in Lucerne” is The Hotel. Yes, just The Hotel. But don’t let the name fool you. Inside is one surprise after another, with the creativity and wow factor of French star architect, Jean Nouvel, on display at every turn. Located in the heart of the city, you’ll find guest rooms, dining rooms and bars, each with individual color compositions and names like Penthouse, Mekong, Casablanca and Blue—very avant-garde, indeed. If you must choose only one spot to dine, it would have to be the Old Swiss House, with its cozy elegance and 16th-century décor. Visitors from around the world are drawn to this gem featuring Swiss and French cuisine, and stocked with one of the finest wine cellars in Europe. Other options are Wirtshaus Galliker, La Perla, Opus and Wirtshaus zum Rebstock. The cherry on top of this Swiss chocolate sundae-like splendor is the arrival in August of Circus Knie (pronounced Kah-NEE), a family affair since 1803. The unique quality of its imaginative circus acts, the haunting beauty of the animals, dedication to animal care and the feeling of intimacy inside the big tent make this one of Europe’s major circus events. The circus is coming, the circus is coming…and you won’t want to miss it. Or, as E.E. Cummings famously put it, “Damn everything but the circus!”

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THE CHERRY ON TOP OF THIS SWISS CHOCOLATE SUNDAE-LIKE SPLENDOR IS THE ARRIVAL IN AUGUST OF CIRCUS KNIE...ONE OF EUROPE’S MAJOR CIRCUS EVENTS.

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DIV ER SIONS Tony Thompson

Living with Passion

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“...nothing was impossible; and despite the fact that we came from humble beginnings and lived in a St. Louis housing project, we could do anything.” Tony Thompson

difficult time. We didn’t think Dad would live; and for a period of time, we had no money at all,” Thompson admits. “But, Dad made sure we had the Christmas we wanted. He was so ill and yet he bought me an organ for Christmas. It was sitting by his hospital bed when we went to visit on Christmas morning. It was never about him. It was about us.” He calls his dad “the smartest man I ever knew.” Thompson and his wife, Kim, have two grown children: Kristie and Michael. “We never missed our kids’ sports games or parent-teacher conferences. This was important to us,” he stresses. “Each week, I read to the students in my daughter’s school class. I felt it was important for white kids to see a black man reading to them. I continue to do all I can to help improve the perception and image of black men.” Thompson and his late brother, Tyrone, formed The Gentlemen’s Club, a young men’s mentoring group at Carnahan High School of the Future in the St. Louis School District. “Kwame sponsors the program and I spend one afternoon each week inspiring these students to be gentlemen and leaders,” Thompson says. “I am proud that 100 percent of the seniors involved in the Gentlemen’s Club now attend college on scholarships, and equally excited that 90 percent of Carnahan’s college seniors graduate. Tyrone and I shared the belief that education could end racism.” When they graduate, The Kwame Foundation gifts each young man with a custom-made suit. Thompson also established The Tyrone Thompson Institute for Nonviolence, a peermentoring program for suspended students, in his brother’s memory. Through the program, St. Louis Community College students tutor and mentor suspended St. Louis public school

students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Thompson’s community involvement also has included Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Teach for America, Regional Business Council, Boy Scouts of America, St. Louis Community College Foundation, School of Business and Technology at Webster University, St. Louis Regional Crime Commission and the St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable. His latest passion is promoting the ‘Live Your Dream’ concert on March 20 at The Sheldon. The event will feature four graduating seniors who attend the Central Visual and Performing Arts School in St. Louis. Singer and composer Brianna Elise Brown and her trio comprised of Antonio Foster, James Thomas Jr. and Karrington Toney all plan to major in music in college. “Brianna loves music and plans to one day teach music to others. This girl’s got talent,” Thompson says. Thompson himself began playing piano at age 12, but turned down a music scholarship to major in architecture and engineering. He’ll accompany Brown on the piano when she sings Somewhere in My Lifetime. “I love music,” says the 53-year-old entrepreneur. “Music is my first love—it energizes me.” But this time, he says, “It’s not about me. My time has come and gone. It’s about them.”

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assion drives Tony Thompson. Whether he’s leading a board meeting, exercising at the gym at 6 a.m., mentoring students, or creating music with new technology, Thompson adds his intense enthusiasm and emotion to each undertaking. Thompson holds four college degrees, including BS degrees in both environmental design and architectural engineering, an MS in civil engineering-construction management and an MBA in finance. He’s the chairman of the board of Kwame Building Group, Inc., a minority-owned construction management firm he founded in 1991. One of the nation’s preeminent providers of pure construction management services, Thompson calls Kwame a big company in a small company’s body. In 2012, he sold 49 percent of Kwame to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The company currently is the project manager for the $70-million Airport Experience Program, the largest renovation in the history of the airport. Thompson credits his parents, Betty and Jack Thompson, for his drive and determination. One of four children, he reminisces about going with his mother, an African American political pioneer, to pass out cheese and coats to needy families at Pruitt-Igoe, a large urban housing project in the city of St. Louis. “Mom has always given back,” he says. “She taught me and my siblings that nothing was impossible; and despite the fact that we came from humble beginnings and lived in a St. Louis housing project, we could do anything. I feel blessed that today I am able to give back, too. Mom set the perfect example for her children.” His favorite quotation is by Walt Whitman: Nothing greater than the mother of men. Thompson says his dad also taught him good values. “Believing in hard work, he never let us sleep late on weekends,” he recalls. “As a youngster, I’d help him pull weeds around the house. Later, he insisted I work during summer vacations and save most of the money. His wisdom came in handy when I cashed in my CDs to help pay for the final year of my architectural engineering program at Washington University.” While young Tony was attending University City High School and playing in the school band, Jack Thompson, a security guard at General Motors GMAC, was in a car accident requiring six months of hospitalization. “It was a

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NOT TOO LONG AGO, WE ALL CAN REMEMber ourselves groaning, Darn it! I have to miss (fill in the blank here), I have plans tonight. Well, unless you’re subletting the Unibomber’s cabin, those days are long gone—but our protestations weren’t. Soon, the viewer war cry was, Dammit, (fill in the blank here) didn’t record! Now, with the rise of Apple TV, Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Amazon and countless other streaming sites, television is suddenly without schedule. You can watch what you want, when you want, where you want. And much like a vacation in the Caribbean, the latitude is refreshing. It also can be overwhelming: Every show that ever aired (within reason) can be found and watched online. So, if the idea of sitting down in front of an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Killer Women makes your stomach churn, I have good news. If fact, I may have too much good news, because now the question is not What did I miss? It’s What should I go back and watch? And since network television—an outdated term, let’s say big network television—is beginning a spiral tantamount to the Roman Empire circa 330 AD, there are lots of alternatives to explore. When you start a new series (new for you, that is) that has already aired or is still running, but a few seasons in, you are presented with the option known as binge-watching. Now stop right there. If you’re like me, everything you did in the ’90s with the word ‘binge’ in it was probably bad. Binge-watching, however, is good—well, there are no established negative side effects. Binge-watching, watching multiple episodes or even seasons of a show in one sitting, is an absolutely terrific way to be unproductive and anti-social—if you’re in the mood for that sort of thing. So without further ado, here are 10 dramas and 10 comedies you may want to resurrect:

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TANGENTIAL THINKER Sons of Anarchy (AMC) A show about a biker gang? Seriously? Loosely based on Hamlet, the exceptionally well-written show follows anti-hero Jax (Charlie Hunnam) as he navigates the seedy underbelly of his world. Band of Brothers (HBO) Technically a miniseries, the 10-part show, based on the Stephen Ambrose novel of the same name, dramatized the experiences of ‘Easy’ company parachute infantry during World War II. Castle (ABC) This is the Murder She Wrote of this decade. A dashing novelist (Nathan Fillion) shadows a slightly too beautiful NYC detective (Stana Katic), and together they find killers…and love.

The Killing (AMC/Netflix) The show bounced from AMC to Netflix, and struggled to broaden its audience. It follows a female detective as she reopens a murder investigation in the Pacific Northwest after she fears the man convicted isn’t the killer. The show is grim and haunting, but extremely well-written.

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House of Cards (Netflix) Kevin Spacey makes his puppets on Capitol Hill dance as sinister politician Frank Underwood. The show is two seasons in, and it is riveting.

Prison Break (Fox) My 12-year-old told me about this show about an inmate trying to break out of a maximum-security penitentiary that aired on Fox from 2005 to 2009. I said it sounded like Gilligan’s Island set in a prison. Really, it’s more like MacGyver meets Oz.

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ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS

Bravo! BY MARK BRETZ

Recognition of stellar productions by almost two dozen local theater companies will take center stage when the St. Louis Theater Circle presents its second annual awards ceremony honoring the best in local professional theater, on stage and behind the scenes, this Monday, March 17. This year’s ceremony takes place at COCA’s Founders’ Theatre, with local composer and pianist Joe Dreyer providing musical accompaniment throughout the ceremony. For tickets, call 725-6555 or email info@cocastl.org.

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24 (Fox) Talk about a show made for binge-watching: Try and stop yourself from looking for continuity errors in a show set over the course of one day. Kiefer Sutherland kills it (literally) as the jaded, tenacious Jack Bauer, stopping terrorists at any cost. Criminal Minds (CBS) The only thing that makes one police procedural any better than another is the cast. This show absolutely nails it with the ensemble cast portraying the behavioral analysis (profilers to the layman) unit of the FBI. The show is smart, wellacted and only as disturbing as the FCC allows. Alias (ABC) Jennifer Garner plays kitten-with-a-whip spy Sydney Bristow as she goes undercover for varied and colorful assignments. The show is pure PG fun, plus it’s a chance to see Bradley Cooper before he was, well, Bradley Cooper. Homeland (Showtime) Claire Danes stars as a CIA agent with bipolar disorder who suspects a Manchurian Candidate scenario within national security. Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Friends, Scrubs, Frasier, The Bob Newhart Show, Arrested Development, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm Now, the comedies are a bit different. For one, none of these are currently in production; and for another, almost all aired on network television. While cable and streaming sites are dipping their toes into comedy, nothing that I’ve seen touches these...so far... Now, the downside: This has irrevocably shifted the water-cooler conversation. People no longer ask if you saw last night’s episode of (fill in the blank). They now ask if you watched Season Two of House of Cards, or how far in you are, or what you’re watching next. We’re trading shows—not reveling in a common television experience—and that’s fine. But I think that Who-shot-JR? moment will be missed.

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When founded in 2012, the mission The Whipping Man of the St. Louis Theater Circle was simple: To honor St. Louis professional theater. Two special awards will be presented at this year’s event. Scott Miller, founder and artistic director of New Line Theatre, will be recognized with a ‘Body of Work’ award for his contribution to the St. Louis theater scene in the last 20 years. Em Piro, founder and artistic director of the annual St. Lou Fringe Festival, will be recognized with a ‘Unique Contribution’ award for her efforts in presenting the multi-day festival, which has drawn performing artists from around the country in its first two years of production. Nominations for the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards are divided into categories for musicals, dramas and comedies. More than 100 local professional theatrical productions were presented in the St. Louis area in 2013. There are 31 different categories with five nominees in each, including a category for Outstanding New Play. Included among the categories are Outstanding Production of a Comedy, Outstanding Production of a Drama and Outstanding Production of a Musical. Those nominees are:

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A COMEDY As You Like It, St. Louis Shakespeare; Maple and Vine, HotCity Theatre; Psycho Beach Party, Stray Dog Theatre; Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Waiting for Godot, St. Louis Actors’ Studio OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A DRAMA An Iliad, Upstream Theater; Fly, The Rep; Our Town, Insight Theatre Company; The Whipping Man, The Black Rep; Venus in Fur, The Rep OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL All Is Calm, Mustard Seed Theatre; Cafe Chanson, Upstream Theater; Les Miserables, The Muny; South Pacific, The Muny; West Side Story, The Muny

Editor’s Note: Mark Bretz is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle. A full list of nominees is available on laduenews.com. Les Miserables


LN COOKS

The Ultimate Waffle

BY JOHN JOHNSON

Q: Chef, I love waffles, but I always use a premade mix that leaves my waffles soft and not crispy. Do you have a recipe that will help me get that restaurant-quality waffle at home?

PHOTO BY SARAH CROWDER

A: Do I have the perfect recipe for you! It’s a little over-the-top, but I guarantee that you will be the talk of all brunches to come. Recipes for this Belgian creation have been handed down from family to family. While every recipe is different, what we now know as the waffle has been bringing families together for more than 6,000 years.

At Lewy Nine’s in River City, we have taken the waffle to another level with applewoodsmoked bacon baked into the waffle, as well as a topping of fresh bananas and Nutella for a completely decadent feast for any brunch.

INGREDIENTS FOR BATTER (SERVES 10): 1 c warm water 1 1/4 oz. cake (fresh) yeast 3 c warm milk 1 1/4 c butter, melted 2 t salt 2 1/2 t sugar 5 c flour 5 eggs 1 t baking soda 1/2 bottle brown ale beer

DIRECTIONS: Make waffle batter the night before and let rest. This will allow the flavors to develop. The beer will help with the rise of the waffle to give it a light and airy texture.

INGREDIENTS FOR PLATING: Waffles (2 per serving) Applewood bacon, cooked (2 slices per waffle) Banana, sliced (1/2 banana per serving) Nutella (1/4 cup per serving) Using a waffle iron, pour the batter into the mold. Before closing, place two slices of cooked bacon into the batter. Close, set timer and let cook. Warm the Nutella and slice the bananas. Remove waffles from iron and plate with sliced bananas. Pour warm Nutella over dish. Note: I choose to double-stack the waffles, serving two on a plate per guest. Dive in and enjoy the decadence!

Chef John Johnson is executive chef at River City Casino. For questions or recipe requests, email him at John.Johnson@rivercity.com.

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DIV ER SIONS

DINING OUT

spicybits BY MATT SORRELL

It’s been announced that the annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, now in its 10th year, will be held in Chesterfield this year at the city’s amphitheater and Central Park, from Sept. 19 through 21. Previously, the popular food fest has been held in downtown. For more info, check out tastestl.com. Local beer fans rejoice! Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s new brewing facility and tasting room is now open for business at 4465 Manchester Ave. in The Grove neighborhood. March is Employee Appreciation Month, and to help celebrate, Piccione Pastry is offering a free 1-pound cookie box with every $25 delivery order on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Delivery of the shop’s signature sweet treats is available from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. For more information or to order, call 932-1355 or visit piccionepastry.com. True Refrigeration has selected Chef BRYAN CARR of Pomme Restaurant in Clayton to prepare a special feast at the renowned James Beard House in New York City this Wednesday, March 19. True’s corporate chef, VINCENT BRUNETTO, will accompany Carr as co-chef. Carr plans to offer a menu built around Midwestern cuisine, including Iowa pork, Indiana chicken, Great Lakes walleye, and Missouri bacon cured and smoked in-house by Pomme’s chef de cuisine, COURTLAND ATWOOD.

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Laredo on Lafayette Square

Mexican Returns to the Square BY SIDNEY LEWIS

WHEN THE POPULAR ARCELIA’S LEFT Lafayette Square a while back, it left a vacuum in the neighborhood for those with a taste for Mexican fare. So when Laredo opened up in the same space a couple of years ago, there was much anticipation for this new kid on the block, and we were eager to finally give the place a try. It had been a while since we had visited Arcelia’s, and our memory of the decor was somewhat fuzzy, but Laredo seems to have a more streamlined, understated feel than its predecessor. While the restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine; thankfully, there’s no annoying south-ofthe-border kitsch adorning the walls as is the case in so many eateries with similar menus. To get in the proper frame of mind for menu perusal, we nipped on a couple of Milagro Blanco tequilas ($7 each), paired with bottles of Corona ($4 each), while noshing on some house-made chips and salsa. The salsa had a kick to it, providing a good balance of spice, heat and sweetness. With unlimited chips in front of us, we bypassed the appetizers and ordered up our mains. First, the Enchiladas ($10), which come two to a plate with a choice of braised beef, chicken or cheese (we opted for beef). We augmented our order with a side of tortillas ($2). These enchiladas were plenty flavorful, though another one on the plate would have been welcome. There are two Trio options on the menu under Combinations. We ordered Trio # 1 ($11), which offers a choice of either the chicken consomme or the soup of the day, the house salad or the espinacas (spinach salad) and half of one of the

quesadilla offerings. We chose the consomme, espinacas and a cheese quesadilla. The soup was full of tender pulled chicken in a fairly standard chicken broth. Tasty, but not particularly spicy, though the menu listed lemon, onion, cilantro, oregano and diced serrano peppers as part of the mix. The espinacas was the star of the trio. A bed of tender spinach leaves topped with dried apricots and cherries for some sweetness and a tequila orange vinaigrette for a bit of a bite. If the espinacas was the highpoint, the quesadilla was on the low end. Though it only was a half-sized portion, we expected a bit more than the tiny slivers of tortilla and cheese we ended up with. Taste-wise, they were on the bland side and could’ve used some more ooomph. We dipped them in some of the leftover salsa, a move we highly recommend. To finish up, some Flan ($6) and a Sopapilla ($6). Again, portion size was an issue, this time with the flan. It was much heavier than other examples we’ve tried over the years, as well, more of a pie than a custard. Service was extremely attentive and the overall feel of Laredo was that of a comfortable neighborhood joint. During our recent visit, the locals were out in force, popping in for takeout orders and a Margarita or two after work. With a few tweaks, Laredo has all the makings of a top-notch Mexican eatery.

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PICCIONE PASTRY PHOTO BY SARA KETTERER, LAREDO PHOTO BY SARAH CROWDER

St. Louis-area chefs and restaurateurs are once again banding together to support the next wave of restoration and maintenance of Forest Park through Restaurants for Restoration. Starting Tuesday, April 1, select area restaurants will offer their patrons the opportunity to support Forest Park by purchasing designated wine selections on their wine lists. A portion of these sales will be donated to Forest Park Forever. A full list of participating restaurants can be found on Major Brands’ Facebook page, facebook.com/MajorBrandsMO.


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LAST FLASH

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Margo and Walter Parks, K. Wentzien, Paul Wentzien, Kristine Wentzien, P.J. Wentzien

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Michaelene Miller, Miranda Caulkins

Linda Weiner, Lyn Demoss, Artemus Phillips, Anne Demoss

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John Temporiti, Charlie Dooley, Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa, Sr. Toni Temporiti

Dick and Nancy Arnoldy, Larry and Beverly Schnurbusch

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DIV ER SIONS

AROUND TOWN

BY BRITTANY NAY

THROUGH 3/9

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

RENEE FLEMING The Sheldon Gala will feature Grammy Awardwinning opera star soprano Renee Fleming at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 8:15 p.m. $45-$55. 533-9900 or thesheldon.org.

DAN RATHER Maryville University’s St. Louis Speakers Series continues with Dan Rather, acclaimed anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, at Powell Hall. 8 p.m. $285-$420, series subscription. 534-1700 or stlouisspeakersseries.org.

THROUGH 3/29

3/19-22 RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA Acclaimed avante-garde saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa will play at Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $10-$33. 289-4030 or jazzstl.org.

3/20-22 TELESCOPIC Local artist Shane Simmons’ first solo exhibition, including a collection of abstract paintings and an accompanying illustrated book, will be on view at Bruno David Gallery. Free. 531-3030 or brunodavidgallery.com. RAIN HARRIS A mixed media and ceramic art exhibit by Rain Harris will be on display at Duane Reed Gallery. 361-4102 or duanereedgallery.com.

THROUGH 3/30 SOUPS, STEWS AND CASSEROLES: 1976 The Repertory Theatre’s Studio Theatre series continues with Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976, following a small Midwest company’s battle against a major manufacturer. Various times. $40 and up. 968-4925 or repstl.org.

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CELTIC WOMAN Celebrate Ireland and the Emerald Isles through Celtic music and song when The Emerald Tour comes to Fox Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $42-$102. 534-1111 or fabulousfox.com.

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THE SECOND CITY: HAPPILY EVER LAUGHTER The Second City comedy troupe, which gave rise to such funny stars as Amy Poehler and Steve Carell, will deliver classic to cutting-edge scripted and improvisational scenes at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $35. 516-4949 or touhill.org.

3/21 THIRD FRIDAY PARTY Familyfriendly, hands-on art and glassblowing, live music and food trucks will highlight this month’s Third Friday Party at Third Degree Glass Factory. 6-10 p.m. Free. 367-4527 or stlglass.com.

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3/25-30 GHOST THE MUSICAL Based on the magical, Oscar-winning movie, the new Broadway musical brings the timeless love story of Ghost to the Peabody Opera House. Various times. $27-$92. 800-745-3000 or peabodyoperahouse.com.

3/26 JOAN BARTHEL Bestselling author Joan Barthel will talk about her book American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton, a look at an adventurous 18th century woman who left a lasting impression on American history, at St. Louis County Library headquarters. 7 p.m. slcl.org.

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St. Louis Jazz Orchestra

ASTOUNDING ORCHESTRAS 3/21-22 NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Journey across America’s picturesque landscape with the St. Louis Symphony and violinist Gil Shaham during a performance of Dvorák’s New World Symphony at Powell Hall. Various times. $28-$114. 534-1700 or stlsymphony.org. 3/25 ST. LOUIS JAZZ ORCHESTRA Led by Jim Widner, St. Louis’ premier big band will play the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and more at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 7:30 p.m. $10-$25. 533-9900 or thesheldon.org. 3/30 BACH SOCIETY OF SAINT LOUIS CONCERT Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by six soloists during a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion at First Presbyterian Church. 3 p.m. 652-2224 or bachsociety.org.

3/22 FABIO ZANON St. Louis Classical Guitar Society presents award-winning Spanish classical guitarist Fabio Zanon at the Ethical Society. 8 p.m. $24-$28. guitarstlouis.net. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM Travel to the West with historic characters and enjoy hands-on children’s activities, dinner and a trip to the top of the Arch during Night at the Museum at the Gateway Arch & Museum of Westward Expansion. 6-9 p.m. $15. 877-982-1410 or gatewayarch.com.

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EMERGE! Karlovsky & Company Dance will present a powerful contemporary modern dance performance entitled Emerge! at COCA. Various times. $15$20. 725-6555 or cocastl.org.

CHECK THIS OUT 3/18-30 WE WILL ROCK YOU Experience the epic rock theatrical We Will Rock You, highlighting Queen’s biggest hits, at the Fox Theatre. Various times. $25-$90. 534-1111 or fabulousfox.com.


CROSSWORD PUZZLE Across 1. Certain sign 5. Saturn or Mercury 8. Rock band focal point 13. The Alienist author Caleb 14. Get-up-and-go 15. Like a haunted house 16. On the safe side, at sea 17. Tent-like structure 18. Pickling liquid 19. The Canterbury Tales, 1370 22. ‘Thanks ___!’ 23. Ashes holder 24. The Maltese ____ 27. Battering device 29. Sean Connery, for one 33. Arab VIP 34. Counterfeit 36. Grande or Bravo 37. Sex and the City, 1997 40. Little bird 41. Big dipper 42. Alpine call 43. High-hatter 45. ‘It’s no ___!’ 46. They are banned at the bar 47. Beast of burden

49. Doctor Who villainess, with ‘the’ 50. The Water Babies, 1862 58. Cliffside dwelling 59. ‘My bad!’ 60. ___ bean 61. Peter and the Wolf ‘bird’ 62. Beat it 63. ___-friendly 64. Ant, in dialect 65. The Joy Luck Club author 66. To be, in ancient Rome

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outcomes for kids quite a bit; while on the adult side, the improvements have been less dramatic,” he says. However, recent strides in treatment could mean better outcomes through increased knowledge of each patient’s specific cancer. “Largely due to work done here at Washington University, we now have a dictionary of all the genetic changes that contribute to leukemia,” he says. “It has resulted in greater insight, and I think it will help us design better therapies.” He likens it to a knowledgeable mechanic actually looking under a car’s hood, instead of just guessing why a car isn’t running. “It will tell us who will do well with standard therapy and who will need a transplant—it will tell us which patients will respond to specific treatments.” DiPersio concludes, “It’s tough business taking care of leukemic patients, but that’s nothing in comparison to having the disease and going through it. When you have something like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that can provide real support for families outside of just giving money for research, it’s such an added benefit.”

volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community through the action and leadership of trained volunteers, so all funds will go toward our training, including the leadership development series, and community programs.” One such community program is the St. Louis Family Theater Series, where annually, more than 25,000 students and families attend local live theatrical productions—many for the first time, Strasheim notes. “It’s a low-cost option for families, and we have not raised our prices in at least 15 years.” Another community program, Strong Women and Families Health and Resource Fair, will be held April 12. It serves more than 350 women with health care, education, legal and financial services. “Women say they got more done in the four hours at the event than they have in three months when it comes to those services,” Strasheim says. “They are eternally grateful.”

plan focused on what kind of rehab is needed in the future, such as taking down the diving board when the kids grow up and adding a waterfall feature.” Another key to a successful pool project is the latest technology, George and White say. Westport Pools incorporates everything from LED lighting to green chemicals, pool remote controls and energy-saving pumps. “The new LED lighting program is really fun—the lights can change color and be synced to the waterfall,” George says. “It really jazzes up the pool.” With sphagnum moss, the pool stays cleaner, while saving money on chemicals and giving the water a silky, smooth texture. And new controllers allow you to remotely set the pool’s temperature and monitor how its system is running. “There are always new products coming out,” White says. “It’s an exciting time for pools.” At Westport Pools, it seems the sky really is the limit.

WEDDING WISDOM

the style and design of Nicole Richie. The groom and his groomsmen and ushers will all wear their own suits, along with one of the vintage 1940s ties you’ve picked up at thrift shops—all different, all unusual—and they also might wear period Fedora hats.

Some brides will embrace a combination of styles, and if that’s their preference, go for it. I get weak when I hear a woman who’s been married for 10 or 20 years say, “I loved my wedding, you guys really did such a great job!” Remember, use an experienced, full-service florist. And—always—live happily ever after.

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Michael Flynn Landscaping Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Weekly Lawn Mowing & Gardening, Irrigation. For all your Landscaping & Lawn Care Needs. 314-243-6784

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.

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JOSE'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE Spring Cleanup, Grass Cutting, Mulching, Retaining Walls, Tree Removal, Trimming Shrubs, Sod. & Much More. Reasonable Rates. Call Today for Your Free Estimate. 314-960-4203

Spring Cleanup, Mulching, Edging, Mowing, Turf Maintenance, Planting, Sodding, Seeding, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Bed Maintenance, Dethatching, Leaf & Gumball Cleanup, Brush Removal, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Solutions Licensed Landscape Architect & Designer Member of BBB For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 www.mplandscapingstl.com

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Spring is here!! Schedule now for aeration, over seeding, fertilizing and clean up. I am owner operated so I will make sure your lawn gets the attention it deserves. My services also include dethatching, bush trimming, retaining walls, planting and mulch. Weeding is available for $25.00 per hour. Call Ken for a free estimate 314-437-2109 K&M Lawncare and Landscaping. Quick response and fully insured.

Fred E. Miller NO SWEAT Public Speaking! WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE Full Service Landscaping Residential and Commercial Leaf Vacuum, Bagging/Blowing to Curb, Mowing. Certified Retaining Wall Installer, Tree/Bush Trimmed or Removed, Mulching or Rock Placement, Snow Plowing. Free Estimates. Brad 314-495-5776 HAJEK LAWNCARE Spring Special & Fertilization Programs. Full Service Maintenance & Lawn Care Provider. Weekly Mowing as LOW As $25! Fully Insured. Joshua 314-856-3544 hajeklawncare@yahoo.com

Speaker for Your Event Presentation Coaching Workshops 314-517-8772 Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com

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PAINTING ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 alstonparker@hotmail.com

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PAINTING JC PAINTS Interior & Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean, Reasonable & Insured. Call John for a Free Estimate Today! 314-703-2794 jcpaints@sbcglobal.net LADUE PAINTING Interior/Exterior 25 Years Exp. MA Historic Preservation EPA Lead Certified for Your Safety www.laduepainting.com Free Estimates 314 484-4993 MASTER ARTISANS INC. Quality Prep & Painting Wall Glazing, Marbleizing, Graining, Murals & More. www.masterartisansinc.com Jeff Baumgartner 636.225.5244 PAINTING, REMODELING, Carpentry, Wood Rot Repair, Tile Work, Flooring, Decks and Arbors. 17 Years Exp. Free Estimates. Call Kent at 314-398-2898 kenthallowell@yahoo.com

PET SERVICES THE WELL BEHAVED PET.... For all your home training needs. New Puppy, Puppy Mill, Rescue Dogs or Behavioral Problems. OH, DON'T FORGET THE CAT!!!! Call me, I can help. Laura @ 636-456-9993

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

314-770-1500 www.yuckos.com

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT EXECUTIVE RENTAL $1,600 / month 2 BR / 1 Bath Single Family in Clayton Completely furnished & renovated Non Smoking - No pets Short Term Option Available Call for additional information 314-680-5555

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE NEW LISTING 7145 Westmoreland, UCity Attractive 2 Story, Premier Street, Close to Clayton, WU & Forest Park. 4BR, 2BA, Natural Wood, Hrdwd Flrs, Frpl, Deck, Lge Lot & 2 Car Garage. $559,000 Allen Realty - Call Hack 314-644-4143 ï 314-517-4143 CONDO FOR SALE Creve Couer 3BR, 3BA, LR, Dining, Kitchen, Office, Two Decks, 2 Car Garage, Laundry 1st Floor, Wood Floors throughout. Finished Basement. Ladue Schools, $325,000 314-591-2214 For Sale By Owner DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT Approx. 65 parking spaces. SE corner 14th & Martin Luther King. Contact Teresa 314-556-6360 76

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Sister Home Care Connect Excellent Senior Home Care Only $15 per hour. Visit us: universitycitychamber.com Like us on facebook Call us at (314)450-1863

SERVICES $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers! FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200 AM

Tree Service Professionals Trimming, Deadwooding, Reduction, Removals, Stump Grinding, Year Round Service & Fully Insured Call Michael Baumann for a Free Estimate & Property Inspection at 636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!

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

Tom Gamma MR. MOM'S HOME SERVICES: Window & Gutter Cleaning, Decks, Fencing, Houses, Concrete Power Washed and Sealed. Painting. Insured. 314-831-5597

ISA Certified Arborist

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

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Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial

Trees Trimmed & Removed

• Stone Retaining Walls • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured

(636) 274-1378 TUCKPOINTING

23 Years in Business! Compete Houses, Spotpointing with Color Match, Chimney, Brick and Stone Repair, BBB Torch Award Winner, (314) 645-1387 mirellituckpointing.com Credit Cards Accepted MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. Winner of 2013 BBB Torch Award. $50 off $500+ 314-486-3303 masseytuckpointing.com TUCKPOINTING Chimney Repair, Glass Blocks, Brick Block, Stone & Stucco. Waterproofing. Insured. 40 Yrs Experience. Free Estimates. 314-910-3132 636-797-2947

VACATION RENTALS Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at info@buntonmeyerstl.com

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WE BUY DIAMONDS! Immediate cash paid - 20 years in business - By appointment only 314-721-7210 www.webuydiamondsstl.com COLLECTOR WISHES TO PURCHASE Gun Collections - Old and New Antiques of Any Type Fishing Tackle Call Steve Lapin 314-571-9427

GULF COAST HOUSE Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area 3BR, 3BA, 3 pools, tennis courts and so much more! Great Rates. Available NOW! Call Dave at 314-922-8344 For Pictures Please Visit www.vrbo.com/148365

Will pay TOP DOLLAR for Designer Vintage Costume Jewelry from the 1920's-1960's.

314-651-1052 MICHIGAN COTTAGE 200 yds from Lake Mich, 1/4 mi from Crystal Lake, 2 Story, 5 BR, 4 BA, Sleeps 10. Comfortably Furnished. No Smoking, No Pets. $2150/wk, Off Season Rates Avail. Contact Ellen 314-725-6885

WINDOWS WE DO WINDOWS Ambassador Window Cleaning Serving St. Louis' Finest Homes for Over 20 Years! $6.99 per Standard Window. Screens & Sills Cleaned for Free.

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CLAYTON ON CALL! Chauffeur Services Provided by Johnny Rose. Use Our Car or We Can Drive Your Car. Fully Licensed & Insured. 314-503-8692 www.claytononcall.com

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VACATION IN VAIL VALLEY, COLORADO 4BR, 4.5BA, Private Residence in Prestigious Gated Community. Shuttle from Front Door to Lift. Shopping & Restaurants Near by. Backs to Snow-Covered Woods & River. Call 314-603-4500 or Email tlcarlie@cs.com

Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning & Spraying

GILLS SIMPLE MOVES We Specialize In Small Moves. We charge by the hour or the piece, house to house or room to room. Bonded & Insured. Packing Available. 314-963-3416 www.simplemovesstl.com

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SAUGATUCK DOUGLAS, MI 121 Lake Shore Dr. Charming Cottage, 5BR, 2BA, View of Lake, Large Screen Porch, Fireplace, Central Air, Private Beach, $2700 Weekly. Call For Availability. Hack Allen 314-644-4143 ï 314-517-4143 Libby 314-565-5475 Jane 314-913-0960

REGENTS PARK LONDON Modern 2 Bedroom Apartment. Convenient for Museums, Shopping, Theater. Wireless Internet Access. Highly Recommended! Call 314-569-2009

636-498-6006 M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Estimate, Angie's List, Insured, Dependable, Years of Experience & References. Call Paul, 314-805-6102 or Mark, 314-805-7367

4TH OF JULY IN BEAVER CREEK, CO June 28-July 5, 2014 5 Star Park Plaza 2 BR Suite with Den, 3 Full Baths Contact Jan 314-452-0650 for more information

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TIME SHARE FOR SALE 2 wks, 1 block to beach in Waikiki $2000. Maintenance fee $1929 for Jan 28 to Feb 11 2015 Included. Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms. 314.966.5176

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