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Style. Society. Success. | April 13, 2018

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The Trio Design Destination Feature: Spring Cleaning

Style Feature:

WEDDING GOWNS With June (one of the most popular months for nuptials) precious few heartbeats away, LN regular Brittany Nay surveys recent trends in bridal gowns and solicits advice from three of the metro area’s most knowledgeable experts on such gowns.


Arts & Culture Feature:

APOLLO 11 EXHIBITION Starting tomorrow, the Saint Louis Science Center launches “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” an exclusive, glorious Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, previewed here by LN copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach.

On the cover 12 The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is turning 50 – and it’s ready to celebrate in a big way. Turn to page 12 for your invitation to the star-studded soirée! Pictured is a scene from the 2017-18 season production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Photo courtesy of and © Eric Woolsey Photography.


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STYLE 42 43 44

Style Speak Make a Statement Feature: Wedding Gowns

THE DAILY 54 56 58 60

Healthy Appetite Happily Ever After Crossword Puzzle Feature: Retirees and High Tech

ARTS & CULTURE 70 72 76 73

Dinner & A Show Around Town Ready Readers Feature: Apollo 11 Exhibition

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EDITOR ‌MY BEST FRIEND LIVED DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM ME growing up. On pretty evenings, we would sneak out of our houses and meet in my driveway to admire the stars above while chatting about anything and everything. Although my nightly routine has drastically changed – including baby’s bath time, lullabies, making dinner, washing the dishes and more – stargazing is still something I enjoy to this day. If you, too, are interested in the stars above, be sure to check out this week’s Arts & Culture feature by Ladue News copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach. Hollerbach showcases the Saint Louis Science Center’s latest exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The Saint Louis Science Center was selected as just one of four institutions to host something that showcases things out of this world – literally. I hope you love learning about this upcoming exhibition, which begins on p. 73, as much as I did. Also, in this week’s edition, make sure to check out staff writer Robyn Dexter’s feature on spring cleaning, starting on p. 31. We hope this feature not only inspires you to implement new organization into your home but also motivates you to do so!

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Congratulations to Villa Duschesne and Oak Hill School for being named the “most beautiful private high school” in Missouri by Architectural Digest. The publication noted: “Inspired by a French Chateau, the limestone school house was designed by O’Meara & Hills architectural firm and features twin Norman towers.”

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis general director Timothy O’Leary announced that soprano Laura Wilde has received the 2018 Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Prize, which “recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in early-career artists and provides support for the recipient’s continued artistic and professional development.” According to a press release, Wilde will receive a $10,000 award that may be applied to expenses to further her artistic and professional growth.

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THe COnservaTOry Of THeaTre arTs aT WebsTer universiTy

10 Nights in a Bar Room, 1992

Next Fall, 2017


The Drowsy Chaperone, 2017

CeLeBrAtiNg Knight of the Burning Pestle, 1977

Fantasticks, 1981 Into the Woods, 2014

50 Shotgun, 2015

Once in a Lifetime, f 1979


Byy Amanda A Dahl hl | Photo P os courtesyy of o Webster Universityy Oklahoma, 2008

Macbeth, 2016

Anything Goes, 1987 Country Wife, 1980

Title of Production, 19XX


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Lysistrata, 2017


bow to the past and a spotlight on the future.” The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University perfectly embodies the spirit of its 50th anniversary celebration with this telling tagline. The Conservatory treasures a connection between its faculty and students – past, present and future. After all, they have proven to be masters of the stage, year in and year out. “It’s the best theater ticket in town for the best price,” Dottie Marshall Englis, a faculty member and the chair of the Conservatory, says. “I stand our productions up against significant professional productions in [St. Louis]. We have partnerships with the Muny, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Variety the Children’s Charity and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, in addition to our campus partners, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. When students think about what defines excellence, they compare it to professional, not student, work. Our Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, 2016 students are surrounded by the profession all the time.” To honor 50 years of fostering talent, the Conservatory is hosting a weekend of fêtes from April 20 to 22. “It’ll be a combo platter of performances and tributes,” Englis promises. “Throughout the week, we’ll honor our founder, Peter Sargent. When you celebrate history, there has to be a level of affection versus seriousness, and a nod to things that everybody understands,” she adds, referring to the celebration’s logo, which features a blue-and-pink plaid print that mimics Sargent’s favorite fashion statement. “Here’s the great thing about Peter: His vision is always about what’s best for the students,” Englis shares. “Students often find their way to Peter’s office to have a conversation. Peter remains a good colleague and a great boss. He sets the bar for how decision-making gets done.” Englis began as a costume design professional at the Conservatory. In her almost four decades with the university, she has witnessed the exponential growth of the Conservatory, which currently boasts more than 200 eager learners. Alumni continue to play a vital part in the Conservatory today, allowing for unique opportunities like the annual Spring Showcase, in which Englis, faculty and the current graduating class head to New York City. “We invite agents and casting directors to see our students’ work in an audition,” she explains. “Actors deliver monologues and scenes, while musical theater performers do songs and scenes, all organized in a 40-to-50-minute show. We also have a production open house. Students have an opportunity at real conversation with people, including a lot of alumni, in the industry.” In addition to this East Coast opportunity, students utilize the alumni network found out west. “The performance students also decided to go to L.A, where a closed showcase works better,” Englis says. “They do four days of intensive workshops in L.A. As we don’t have a budget for that, the kids raised all the money for it themselves.” The Conservatory’s 50-year celebration hopes to highlight this important, ongoing connection by bringing some of its most famous alums back to the stage where it all began for them. “This is my dream come true,” Englis gushes. “We have the opportunity to bring our alums together with our students – and Othello, 1985 we see the power in those relationships. Everyone recommits to who we are and to furthering the profession.” CoNseRVatoRy CeLeBRatioN, satuRday, aPRiL 21 at 7:30 P.M. tiCKets aVaiLaBLe foR $25 at The saturday evening celebration will feature tony award nominee Hunter Bell, Rocky Carroll, Kevin earley (Broadway’s Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Death Takes a Holiday), Julie ann emery (Better Call Saul), Nathan Lee Graham, sigrid Wise (soon-to-be Juliet in shakespeare festival st. Louis’ Romeo and Juliet), as well as other Conservatory faculty, alumni and students. an additional honor is planned for Peter sargent, dean of Webster university’s Leigh Gerdine College of fine arts, as the Conservatory remembers 50 years of great theater and begins its journey toward many more.


star power Hunter Bell

Outstanding alumnus, 2008 Tony Award-nominated writer ([title of show])

Norbert Leo Butz

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Rocky Carroll

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Nathan Lee Graham (LA to Vegas, Zoolander, Sweet Home Alabama)

Jenifer Lewis

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Marsha Mason Costume renderings by elizabeth swanson ’18

Brigadoon CoNseRVatoRy PeRfoRMaNCes

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Honorary Degree, 1997 Four-time Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner

Jerry Mitchell

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tart your engines! DRIVE, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ gala, was inspired by Salvatore Scarpitta, a pioneer, a risktaker, an innovator and a beloved teacher and mentor to future generations of artists. Qualities exhibited by Scarpitta form the core of the museum’s mission. Guests at DRIVE enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a fuel-up dinner. More than $100,000 was raised through a fund-a-need auction. Co-chairing the event were Libby Goldstein and Amy Soper. Music came from Curt Landes featuring Peyza Eren, and guests danced to the sounds of DJ Dave Kirkland.


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Contemporary Art Museum is a place that drives the conversation about art and drives us to make sure that art is a part of our lives in St. Louis. This event allows us to do what we do to make that happen! LISA MELANDRI, DIRECTOR

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he preview party for “Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Flowers” was held March 1 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. At the weekend’s official kickoff, 250 guests sipped cocktails as they viewed floral interpretations of artistic pieces before heading into Sculpture Hall for dinner. More than 40 arrangements were created by florists and garden clubs from across the region, inspired by work from the museum’s collection. The weekend featured many events, including a presentation by speaker Margot Shaw, editor-in-chief of Flower magazine, as well as dining, shopping and family-friendly activities. (Martha Stewart’s lecture and book signing, which were postponed because of the East Coast weather, will be rescheduled.) Art in Bloom is presented by Caleres, which has sponsored the event since 2005. Sponsorship support also comes from Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Art in Bloom at the Saint Louis Art Museum kicks off spring in St. Louis. We were so honored to be a part of this wonderful tradition. SUSAN BLOCK AND SUZANNE JOHNSON, CO-CHAIRS OF THE EVENT (SHOWN WITH FEATURED SPEAKER MARGOT SHAW AND BOARD PRESIDENT MEREDITH HOLBROOK)

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uests, friends and animal lovers gathered at Lucas Park Grille on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis for Wine and Whiskers, the 15th annual Open Your Heart Gala held by the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while browsing silent auction items. Also available during the evening were food stations, a raffle drawing, a gift card frenzy, a live auction, pet portraits and tarot card readings. Proceeds from the event help the alliance to protect animals from abuse, neglect and inhumane treatment by facilitating the passage of animal welfare laws, defending existing laws and working toward the effective enforcement of animal welfare laws.


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We advocate for the animals. We try to pass laws to better protect the animals and work for better enforcement of them. So basically, we’re the voice for the animals with our state lawmakers and our government officials. We feel that there’s a real critical need for that and to pass better laws to protect our animals. BOB BAKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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25th ANNUAL DINING OUT FOR LIFE BENEFITING SAINT LOUIS EFFORT FOR AIDS (EFA) Thursday, April 26 Grab family and friends, and dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails and more at participating area restaurants, where at least 25 percent of your check will be donated to support EFA’s work.

For more information, contact MELISSA ALpER AT 314-333-6660 OR vISIT STLEFA.ORG/DOFL. pictured from left to right: Larry Mayhew, Jim Lawless, Cheryl Oliver, EFA executive director, Tom Fischer and Harold Tennyson at Frazer’s in 2016 for DOFL.

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Twenty-five years ago, dedicated EFA volunteers, including longtime advocates Jim Lawless, Tom Fischer and Harold Tennyson, spearheaded the

ambassadors, who will be passing out donation envelopes at various participating restaurants. If you contribute during your meal, you could

Oliver, executive director of Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA). Launched in 1985 by a group of volunteers, EFA is the region’s oldest AIDS Service Organization (ASO). The nonprofit’s mission is simple, but critical: to provide education about the

launch of a new fundraising event: Dining Out For Life (DOFL). Originally held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, the event was inspired by private dinner parties hosted to support individuals living with HIv/AIDS.

win one of three tempting prizes: two round-trip tickets to Iceland,

prevention of HIv/AIDS, as well as comprehensive support services to those affected by the disease. “The important thing to know about the disease is that it’s preventable and treatable,” states Oliver. From HIv/AIDS testing to STD testing and treatment, EFA champions preventative care. Staff at EFA can connect affected individuals with case managers and doctors who can help them find the right medications. “With advances in pharmaceuticals, medications really do treat the disease,” emphasizes Oliver. “people on treatment are not only taking care of themselves, but also protecting others.” Although other diseases and causes have grabbed the national spotlight over the years, Oliver affirms that “HIv/AIDS is still here.” Both Oliver and EFA encourage people to remain conscious of the disease and to support the nonprofit’s mission of HIv/AIDS education, prevention and care.

“In the 1980s, when the disease was so rampant, it was really about people trying to help others die with dignity,” explains Oliver. “people with HIv/AIDS needed money for treatment, and one way of raising funds was through drag shows. The other was through really wonderful dinners held in the home. Hosts would pass around a basket and raise money that way.” According to Oliver, St. Louis was only the second or third city in the country, after philadelphia, to organize an ongoing DOFL event. In 2008, EFA joined the international DOFL network and the fundraiser moved to its current date on the fourth Thursday in April. This year’s event will take place on April 26. Almost 115 participating restaurants across the St. Louis area will donate between 25 and 75 percent

courtesy of WOW air; two season tickets to The Muny or two tickets to see British pop singer Sam Smith in concert. “We try to party hardy – it’s important!” jokes Oliver. Beyond delicious food, fun and prizes, however, DOFL provides a vital source of annual funding for EFA. “Aside from our United Way contributions, these are about the only unrestricted dollars we have in our budget,” she says. “Almost all of our other funds are tied to a grant or a contract with a government agency, and none of those funds cover 100 percent [of our operating costs]. Without the funding from DOFL, we wouldn’t be able to afford our staff or our programs. That’s why DOFL is so important. This event makes it possible to serve our clients and the community, so please join us on April 26.”

of their proceeds to support EFA’s mission. “It’s a pretty remarkable fundraiser,” raves Oliver. “Other than EFA’s advertising, it’s really the restaurants and volunteer hosts who do everything.” Whether you choose to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a nightcap, be on the lookout for EFA’s enthusiastic team of volunteer | ApRIL 13, 2018




Photos and story by Bryan Schraier


uests enjoyed a cocktail reception while browsing silent auction items at this year’s Bloom event for Marygrove. The program included special recognition for both the Tersigni Family Foundation and, especially, Sister Helen Negri on her retirement after many years of dedication to Marygrove. The sister, as an integral part of the Marygrove family, has been helping the organization provide support and treatment to young people struggling with emotional and behavioral issues resulting from abuse, neglect and other trauma. Bloom guests also enjoyed a raffle and live auction, followed by music to close the evening.


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I think that the best part [of this event] is to be able to get all these donors to help out Marygrove kids, and we are very honored to have the Tersigni Family Foundation join us this year. We are also honoring Sister Helen for her service at Marygrove for the past 35 years. TYAN RAGONE, EVENT CHAIR (SHOWN WITH FRANK, MONA AND NICK RAGONE)

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t’s time to get organized. As we move into the full-fledged, blossoming weeks of spring, many homeowners are using this time to do some deep cleaning to revamp their abodes for the warmer months. Although everyone’s definition of spring cleaning is different, a big aspect of it is an organizational process to rid your home of unused or unwanted items, along with tidying up the things you’d like to keep. Tiffany Hively, a design consultant with California Closets St. Louis, recommends starting off the spring cleaning procedure with a simple categorization process. In a clothing closet, she suggests putting types of clothing together, like hanging all longsleeved shirts together in one group, short-sleeved shirts in another. “You want to take everything out of the space and go through it,” Hively says. “Divide everything into


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three categories: one to donate, one for items you’re wearing on a regular basis and one for items that have sentimental value.” Hively mentions that California Closets St. Louis has a partnership with a program called Dress for Success, which seeks “to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life,” according to the organization’s website. California Closets St. Louis will take the donated items from its clients’ closets to Dress for Success to be put to good use. After the donated items have been sorted and the regularly worn clothing items categorized, Hively recommends putting sentimental clothing into labeled boxes for storage. “It could be something you wore when you were bringing your first baby home from the hospital – it’s

something you want to keep, although it’s not in your rotation of clothing you wear every day,” she says. The same thing goes for pantries and offices. “Take everything out, categorize and check expiration dates,” she says. “Purge what you don’t need, and return the items in a way that’s accessible for what you use most. You’ll save time and create ease and convenience on a daily basis.” Saint Louis Closet Co. president Jennifer Williams recommends starting small with your spring cleaning – with just one closet space at a time. “Once you get one space organized, you will really realize the time saving and overall satisfaction that organization can bring,” she says. “We offer free in-home estimates, which take about an hour and allow our clients to see the transformation possibilities.” Williams and her team work within any type of budget to start with basic hanging and shelving.

Once the organizational system is installed, clients can come back and add doors, drawers, hooks and other accessories. “This allows the process to start off simple, costeffective and quick,” Williams says. Her go-to spring cleaning tip is to take everything out of a drawer, cabinet or closet. This allows you to clean, paint or even install an organizational system. She reiterates starting small with one space at a time, noting that the motivation from one cleaned and organized space will put you on a path of living a more organized life. From there, Hively says she’s seeing more people tackle organizing their entire home, space by space. “It’s more than just the closets,” she says. “People are focusing on the entire home as a way to create order in their lives and love how they live.” She notes that California Closets St. Louis has

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been helping organize everything from playrooms to mudrooms to offices, and that its clients have been excited to see that there’s a place for everything – not just in their closets. “We come in, take inventory of the things they have, go over the vision for the space and hear what’s working and what’s not,” she says. “At the initial consultation, we’ll measure the space, take inventory of their items and find out what’s working and what’s not. We create all of our designs in a 3-D CAD [computer-assisted design] software, allowing our clients to see exactly what their space will look like during the presentation, which typically takes place in one of our showrooms so they can see the products.” At Saint Louis Closet Co., Williams and her team offer free in-home estimates, where design consultants can measure the prospective clients’ closets and other spaces that need organizing

and provide a design and price. Its organization systems are custom-manufactured at the company’s Maplewood factory and are then installed in the home within one day. “Spring is a great time to clean up and rid your home of clutter that has accumulated from the holidays and long winter,” Williams says. “There’s nothing more satisfying than working with clients at the blueprint stage and getting them really thinking about the overall home organizational needs.” California Closets St. Louis, 14208 Manchester Road, Manchester, 636-223-5614; 9701 Manchester Road, Rock Hill, 636-223-5590; Saint Louis Closet Co., 2626 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, 314-781-9000,

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our home speaks volumes about your personality to everyone who passes through it. It might be time to listen to what it has to say. And when that day comes, June Roesslein Interiors has you covered. “Designers at June Roesslein Interiors are trained to plan around the client’s style,” designer Liz McGovern says. “We are the catalyst that brings it all together. All the designers have more than 20 years of experience and will bring many great ideas to the table.” Before overhauling a space, clients are invited into the presentation room, whose walls are pinned with concepts, fabrics, furniture ideas and sketches to provide the best possible visual. McGovern has done that for this particular client on more than one occasion. “My relationship with this client is relaxed,” she shares. “Since this is the third home I’ve

done for her, we can be perfectly candid. I feel like I know what she wants and [aim] to give her a wonderful space that is unique to her.” McGovern has taken part in the client’s evolution from a Craftsman style to a more sophisticated, contemporary vibe, “with a mix of finishes that work well with [her home’s] earthy tones.” The designer remade the living room, dining room, hearth and breakfast rooms, and entryway. She enhanced the unusual ceiling treatment with a lighter paint color, plus a contrasting sparkling wallcovering. “Texture plays such an important role in bringing dimension,” McGovern notes. “It appeals to both senses of sight and feel. The client’s color choices naturally flow with the hardwood floor, cabinets and built-ins.” McGovern also built an intimate conversation area inside the living room. She found a challenge in the dining room, with a center table

that offered no overhead lighting, but used a centerpiece as a solution. “A dramatic, abstract floral fabric on the dining chairs balances the soft colors of the living room, which is anchored by a terracotta area rug,” McGovern adds. “[The client] was so pleased on delivery day, but it wasn’t until I brought in the finishing touches that the rooms really came alive,” McGovern says. “I used glass art for that wow factor in the dining room, which she especially loved. We also put a beautiful, original oil [painting] over the fireplace to unite all the colors in the living room.” Down to the last detail, June Roesslein Interiors dreams up a space that best reflects each client’s distinctive style through elevated presentation. June Roesslein Interiors, Le Chateau Village, 10411 Clayton Road, Suite 206, Frontenac, 636-394-1465,



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By Amanda Dahl The challenges and rewards of making huge life decisions are something Robert Maltby understands intimately, having left his home country of England to become a St. Louisan. Maltby left his career in biotechnology, returning to graduate school to earn a master’s degree in urban planning and real estate development, after falling in love with the energy he found in exciting downtown construction projects. Now, he’s working with local families as they make big decisions about where and how they want to live. “I love this city,” Maltby says. “I moved here from London 17 years ago. St. Louis needs to tout itself and be proud of what it has here. There is a massive tidal wave of amazing stuff happening. I’m optimistic that we’re approaching the critical mass where we can be held in the same regard as other cities, like Portland, Austin or Denver. And I am going to work my tail off to get our region fair recognition.” Inspired by other top-producing agents in his office and region, Maltby cranks up the competition in his field to ensure his clients are working with only the best.

“I am a firm believer in taking risks and being bold,” he states. “If you don’t go after something, then you’ll never know the outcome. If you are genuinely passionate about something, the rest is easy.” A husband and the father of a little one, Maltby constantly seeks to strike a balance between time with his family and with other families. “In real estate, weekends don’t exist,” he explains. “Being able to work freely outweighs any downsides, and since I love what I do, it doesn’t feel like work. I wouldn’t trade that for anything.” Maltby appreciates the invitation into others’ lives and getting to hear their stories, as he assists them in the significant life decision of buying or selling their home. “You know you have made some impact in their life,” he says. “That is really rewarding.”

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Mondo Bands ‌In 2004, husband-and-wife duo Jake and Andrea Hood were tired of purchasing headband after headband to no avail for fit, comfort and style. As a result, they decided to design one of their own – and Mondo Bands was born. With a small start, selling these custom-made headbands through Etsy and at local events, the brand name and recognition for it have grown tremendously – so much so that the headbands have expanded from being solely for women to now include sizes for babies, kids and men. Mondo Bands range in color and design and sell for $14. The venture’s trademark, a feather embroidered on each headband, symbolizes its business mantra: “even the lightest feather can make a difference on the weight of the world.” In that light, Mondo Bands gives 10 percent of every purchase to a charity of its choosing. Previous charities have included Operation Smile (an organization that provides safe surgery for children suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates in third-world countries), the Joslin Diabetes Center, and currently, The Sports Bra Project, which provides education and sports equipment to women in underprivileged countries in an effort to promote the opportunity for those women to participate in athletics across the globe. Andrea Hood recently chatted with Ladue News about Mondo Bands.

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What inspired you to create Mondo and why? We were personal trainers, and I’ve always had long hair. I could never find a headband that would stay on while I was working out. I had a sewing machine, and I liked being “crafty,” so I started messing around with some different types of fabric to see if I could create something that would work. Low and behold, Mondo Bands was born. Mondo means “world” in Italian, which is my family’s heritage, so that was a meaningful name to me. We donate 10 percent back to world charity. Could you tell me about your current recipient, The Sports Bra Project? The Sports Bra Project just got going in 2017, and they provide sports bras and education to women and girls in underprivileged countries that wouldn’t normally have the access to those things. It sounds crazy to us because we could go to any store and buy a sports bra, but the closest these women get to buying a sports bra is a two-hour bus ride from their villages [that] would cost the equivalent of three days’ worth

of food for their family. The sports bras are important for these women culturally and promote a positive outlook of women being active, which also ties into education. What inspired this project? I am the varsity field hockey coach at Ursuline Academy, and sports has been so impactful in my life and has molded my husband and I into the people we are today. It means a lot to us to work with this organization and give others that opportunity, and we just wanted to make a difference in the world in any way we could. How much have you been able to give thus far? We’ve donated over $2,000 to The Sports Bra Project and donated more than 200 sports bras. That was the largest donation they’ve ever received, so it feels amazing to have that impact, and we’ll continue a long-term relationship with this organization.


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By Brittany Nay | Photos by Sarah Conroy | Images courtesy of Berrybridge Bridal Boutique, Town & Country Bridal Boutique and The Ultimate Bride

Elegant wedding dresses are making St. Louis brides look like royalty.


rom yesteryear’s American actress Grace Kelly, who became Princess of Monaco in 1956, to modern-day American actress Meghan Markle, set to officially become a royal when she weds Prince Harry in May, today’s St. Louis brides are emulating the sophisticated style of the world’s most fashionable royalty. Upcoming royal weddings have influenced area brides’ wedding dress requests and overall trends, notes Megan Rumsey, store manager at The Ultimate Bride in St. Louis. “Brides today are leaning toward a more formal look and a modern, modest touch,” she says. Local brides want their bridal gowns to be timelessly elegant from all angles, down to every last detail, much like the royals, explains Debbie Rudawsky, owner of Town & Country Bridal Boutique in Clayton. “Sleeves have been sought after s ince Kate Middleton stepped out at her royal wedding with long lace sleeves in 2011,” she says. Stephanie Fagyal, owner of Berrybridge Bridal Boutique in Ladue, echoes that sophisticated elegance is in style for St. Louis brides. “Brides tend to be getting married a little older, and they want something different to fit their style,” she says, noting that there is a big trend toward a sleeker, more sophisticated look. “Less is sometimes more … on your wedding day. The bride should be the feature – not the dress.” To achieve this sought-after classic style, Rumsey says brides are returning to A-line silhouette gowns with tulle or lace and a soft skirt or

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Berrybridge carries couture collections by top bridal designers, including Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Liancarlo, Anne Barge and Modern Trousseau. “Each designer has [her] own ‘look,’ so every bride has an opportunity to find one that fits [her] wedding the best,” Fagyal notes. Town & Country Bridal’s most popular designer is Martina Liana, Rudawsky says. “With gowns that are always right on trend, can be customized to create a one-of-a-kind gown, plus [have] a great price-point, many brides seek out her gowns from all over the Midwest,” she says, adding that brides also love Augusta Jones for her beautiful traditional lace gowns, as well as sleek, elegant styles. The Ultimate Bride’s best-selling designer gowns are from Essense of Australia and Stella York, which have a wide variety of quality dresses for lower price points, Rumsey says. “Another popular designer is a new line called L’amour by Calla Blanche, who offers a more couture look,” she adds.

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Rudawsky says Town & Country Bridal’s passion is helping brides fulfill their vision of the perfect wedding dress. “Our brides work one-on-one with their bridal stylist to explore our beautiful gowns in a loving and intimate environment,” she notes. “Our brides feel a collaborative relationship with their stylist, and many tap into their [inner] wedding dress designer by customizing their gown to be as unique as they are.” At The Ultimate Bride, Rumsey says stylists spend time to get to know each bride at her appointment. “The gown she is about to choose is so much more than what she’s seen in magazines or on Pinterest,” Rumsey says. “The gown should show the bride’s personality and reflect her wedding style. We consider the venue, the formality and even the season. She should ultimately feel as good as she looks.” Most important, Fagyal says: “It is about finding the gown that a bride puts on and feels the prettiest – the gown that makes [her] want to walk down the aisle toward her new husband.” And as soon as Markle walks down the aisle to marry her prince this spring, the style of her bridal gown will begin to influence brides for years to come, Rudawsky says. “Once the royal wedding happens, there will be something that comes out of [Markle’s] look that others will want to duplicate,” Fagyal adds. After all, local bridal boutiques are in the business of helping St. Louis brides select their dream dress for their own fairytale endings. Berrybridge Bridal Boutique, 9904 Clayton Road, Suite A, Ladue, 314-997-1439, Town & Country Bridal Boutique, 8809 Ladue Road, Clayton, 314863-7200, The Ultimate Bride, 1115 S. Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, 314-9619997,

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Kelsey Holmes and Brendyn Kaintz


By Amanda Dahl

r. and Mrs. Jay and Suzanne Holmes of Gothenburg, Nebraska, are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Marie, to Brendyn Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig and Rosalia Kaintz of Wildwood. The couple plans to wed on October 6 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The bride-to-be graduated in 2012 from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kelsey is a cardiac nurse at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. The future groom graduated in 2009 from Chaminade College Preparatory School. In 2013, he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Creighton University, and, in 2015, he received his master’s in athletic training from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Brendyn is a certified athletic trainer at PEAK Sport and Spine Physical Therapy. Kelsey and Brendyn met in college and began dating while Kelsey started her career as a nurse at Nebraska Medical Center. After completing his studies, Brendyn accepted a position in St. Louis, with Kelsey by his side. Brendyn convinced Kelsey to revisit Creighton University under the premise of bidding their favorite hang, the Blue Jay Bar & Grill, a final goodbye as it closed its doors. With the help of friends Adam and Liz, Brendyn surprised Kelsey with a proposal on the steps of St. John’s Catholic Church on the Creighton campus. Their parents flew in to celebrate the memorable weekend with the happy couple. All look forward to commemorating what will surely be an unforgettable union. The couple resides in St. Louis.


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lake Barrett Setien married Molly Ann Fehlig on December 31, 2017, at The McPherson, located in the Central West End. A fête soon commenced to bid the new year welcome and celebrate the couple as they started their new life together. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James and Deborah Fehlig of St. Louis. Allison Kruse, Molly’s childhood friend, stood beside her as matron of honor. The flower girls were eight-year-old Natalie Fehlig and six-year-old Noelle Fehlig. Molly works at Monterubio & Herbosa Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C. The groom is the son of Mr. Carlos Setien and Dr. Sally Hebert of St. Louis. Dr. Brent Setien served as best man to his brother, while one-year-old Jackson Setien undertook the duties of ring bearer. Blake is a dentist in private practice at LifeSmile Dental Care. Molly’s two brothers escorted her halfway down the aisle, then handed her to their father so that he could guide the bride through the final steps to the altar. The sparkling trim of Molly’s lengthy veil mimicked the fine detail of her incredible embroidered wedding gown. As she reached the man she was to marry, the bride raised both her eyebrows at him in sheer excitement. Blake wriggled his brows at her in return of the sweet sentiment. After Molly and Blake said “I do,” the cheerful couple invited their guests to a New Year’s Eve celebration they wouldn’t soon forget. All decked out for the holidays, The McPherson’s timbered cathedral ceiling bathed the revelers in a warm glow with violet accents. Black and gold details set the mood for the elegant evening, with holiday toppers and noise-makers made available to guests. In between lively conversation and a slide or two across the dance floor, family and friends headed over to the tented cigar lounge, which spread across the large courtyard of the venue. The bride’s father is a coowner of Table 36, which hosted the lounge with its brand of St. Louis cigars. As midnight struck, balloons burst above the dancing throng, bringing the evening to a magnificent close. The couple, who resides in Frontenac, set sail with Windstar Cruise to explore the Tahitian islands on their honeymoon.

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Grapefruit-Basil Greek Frozen Yogurt


Story, recipe and photography by Kristen Doyle

f you have a basic glass loaf pan, making rich and creamy frozen yogurt at home is easy – no fancy gadgets or ingredients required. My recipe calls for Greek yogurt in place of whole milk, which provides extra tang, tart grapefruit juice and fresh basil for an herbal note to balance everything out. The result is a frozen treat bursting with bright citrus flavor and earthy basil undertones. If these aren’t your favorite flavors, most any fresh fruit or vegetable and herb combination will work: blackberry-lime-cilantro-mint, cantaloupe-mint, cucumber-lemon-mint-rosemary, mango-basil, blackberry-sage and more.


GRAPEFRUIT-BASIL GREEK FROZEN YOGURT The frozen yogurt is best if served within 24 hours of preparation. Serves | 4 |  ¾ cup fresh grapefruit juice (from about 2 large grapefruits)  2 cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt  3 Tbsp honey, plus more to taste  1 Tbsp vanilla extract  1 tsp fresh basil, finely chopped | Preparation | In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients and stir together until well incorporated. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe glass loaf pan, and cover with aluminum foil. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer 30 minutes before serving to soften. Once softened, stir until creamy and scoop into 4 serving dishes; serve.

Kristen Doyle is the creator of award-winning website Since early 2006, she has been sharing her favorite recipes, photos and life stories with an evergrowing audience of engaged readers. Beyond her blog, Doyle has expanded her freelance food and travel writing and photography career to include work with major brands, as well as providing editorial content and direction for nationwide print publications and websites. Follow Doyle on social media @dineanddish.


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two days before she brought him home. “He was my recovery companion,” she says. For the first several weeks, Sorini was in a sling and home much more than she usually would’ve been, which turned out to be a great time for the two to really get to know each other. Most days he’s content to curl up in Sorini’s lap when she gets home from school. When she moves from room to room, he does, too – even if it takes him awhile because he’s wobbly and falls down along the way. “When I’m cooking, he’s on my feet. When I’m in the shower, he’s in the bathroom. When I’m doing homework, he’s on my lap,” Sorini says. “He’s always excited to see me and just really wants my love and affection.”


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ONCE UPON A TIME, A KITTEN WAS born with cerebellar hypoplasia, often known as CH. The condition occurs when the part of the brain that controls fine motor skills and coordination is underdeveloped at birth and can cause the cat to have trouble walking and balancing. Cats with CH are often euthanized because they’re not seen as adoptable, but that wasn’t the case for this little one. The feline, then named JD, ended up at Tenth Life Cat Rescue on Cherokee Street as a kitten, where staff and volunteers fell in love with his sweet nature and his quirky inability to balance or walk correctly. A short time later, someone would come through the doors of the rescue facility and would also fall in love – and he’d find his forever home. Maya Sorini had always been a cat lover and had cats growing up. Her best friend knew this about her, and the two of them decided to spend an afternoon on Cherokee Street perusing Flowers & Weeds across the street and visiting the cats at Tenth Life. “I didn’t go into Tenth Life with the intention of adopting a cat that day,” Sorini says. Once inside Tenth Life, Sorini ended up with a bunch of kittens on her lap who were very sweet. She looked up, though, to see another cat stand up from his spot on the ground to come say hi, only to immediately fall down. Sorini was alarmed and asked if he was OK. The Tenth Life staff then explained CH to her. “I saw him struggling and started rooting for him,” she says. “I put him in my lap and he immediately started purring. He wanted to be held like a baby and fell asleep.” It was love at first sight. Sorini wanted to take the kitten home and talked to the Tenth Life staff about caring for him. She learned that cats with CH have normal life spans and don’t need any medications. After going home and thinking about it more, Sorini came to the conclusion that they’d be a great match for each other. In early February, she adopted JD and renamed him Bug. He was 6 months old at the time but didn’t get into things or run around like crazy because of his special needs. This turned out to be a good thing, because Sorini fell off a horse and broke her shoulder

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the inability to drive due to age-related vision impairments becomes problematic. Stephanie Stegman, a Washington University in St. Louis occupational therapist, helps those individuals learn to use existing technologies to help overcome the problem of decreased mobility. For example, she teaches them to use Uber or Lyft to order doorto-door transportation. “In the future, self-driving vehicles will really help increase older people’s independence,” she says. Until then, by identifying existing transportation services to help them navigate their community without always relying on family or friends, older people are less likely to become socially isolated. Another technological tool for reducing social isolation is the use of robotic companion animals. Morley refers to Hasbro’s Tabby Cat Interactive Companion as an example. The realistic-looking, fluffy feline stuffed animal responds to motion and touch, making movements, purring and meowing like a real cat without the need to be fed or cleaned-up after. “The companion animal robots are now sufficiently cheap and are very good,” he says. “It’s something that really makes a difference for many older people with dementia. It helps fulfill their emotional needs, especially when they become anxious, but a real pet can be too hard to maintain.” Stegman notes that “aging in place” is a goal for many older people, but they must be prepared to consider adaptive technologies to help them remain in their own homes as they age. If walking and balance become problematic, for instance, bed lifts or chairlifts and even systems that allow an individual to sit in a sling that then travels along a ceiling-mounted track from room to room can help. Video monitoring systems also are becoming increasingly popular as a method for younger family members to check on their elderly relatives. Systems exist that provide real-time video to a designated family member’s or caregiver’s smartphone. “I could have this set up in my parents’ home and pull up an app anytime that lets me see what they’re doing and talk to them,” Stegman says. Alerts can notify caregivers when movement is occurring. Stegman notes that she and her colleagues at Washington University Occupational Therapy Community Practice are available to consult with individuals in their homes to help assess needs and determine what types of technologies would be most helpful. “Don’t be intimidated,” she says. “There are people who can help you learn how to use the technology that best suits your lifestyle.” SLUCare Physician Group, 314-977-4440, Washington University in St. Louis – Program in Occupational Therapy, 314-286-1669,

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can develop a camaraderie while getting fresh air.” She notes people are already opening patio doors and planning for their personal planters by asking about the types of annuals The Gatesworth will provide. The reflection pond, where ducks often congregate, and two outdoor dining areas, with full menus, also provide scenic escapes. “Here at The Gatesworth, there’s a great attention to detail,’” resident Ken Alexander says. He hopes to achieve the same kind of sanctuary outside his place on campus, and is working with staff at The Gatesworth to undertake the exciting project. “I have basic principles I intend to implement,” Alexander shares. “One is to understand what grows where and to be willing to move plants and flowers, if needed. You can’t insist on them growing in a certain spot. I also like companion colors and massive color because it makes a bigger impact, as well as planting in odd numbers to create a more appealing layout.” When asked what he envisions for the communal space, Alexander explains all the things he’s taking into consideration. “I want the resident garden to feel like a part of the courtyard for everyone. I like lily of the valley, fern and astilbe flowers. My favorite of the newest flowers are a hydrangea called ‘ruby slippers’ and the ever-blooming azalea.” Alexander admires The Gatesworth’s modern approach to landscaping, adding upgrades where it can and treating the grounds year-round. He isn’t the only resident to take notice either. “I’m from Fort Worth, Texas, where my dad had about an acre of land,” resident Sarah Evans describes. “He was looking to create a ranch, by planting more trees and adding beds to make it look beautiful. I grew up learning that was the way a property should look.” Evans especially appreciates the greenhouse at The Gatesworth, which is soon expecting new furniture to make it even more inviting. She has learned a few tips from her own experiences with gardening. “Try to maintain the most comfortable surrounding for your plants to grow up happy,” she says. “Then, watch them grow or bloom. Make another pretty spot in the world.” The Gatesworth has definitely done just that. The Gatesworth, One McKnight Place, St. Louis, 314-993-0111,

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ast month in St. Louis’ Forest Park South East neighborhood, a unique pizza/beer destination opened – with a bang! Firecracker Pizza & Beer offers one-of-a-kind American-style pies, creative “pans,” salads and more alongside a selection of 60 taps. The eatery comes from the neighboring Atomic Cowboy’s Chip Schloss, who dubs Firecracker’s service model “craft casual.” “I wanted it to be social – lots of pizza places, especially fast casuals, are about, ‘Hurry up and stand in line,’” Schloss says. “We wanted to be a gathering place where people come to celebrate and hang out, similar to Atomic Cowboy.” Firecracker’s 2,500 square feet, which formerly housed a bike shop, features 72 seats and an urbanrustic feel accomplished with the assistance of architect Nick Adams of St. Louis’ Mademan Design. Defining features include brick, exposed rafters, floor-to-ceiling windows, butcher-block tables, red accents, an open kitchen embellished with shou sugi ban (an ancient Japanese charred-wood technique) and an array of


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stylish pop art. “To me, ‘firecracker’ invokes all the best celebrations, and it’s also a little dangerous, like the explosive pyrotechnics involved in rock ’n’ roll,” Schloss says. “As far as the food’s concerned, it’s a bit spicy. The other component of the concept is firecracker labels, which have cool colors, names and pictures. There are a lot of references to mine to create a really cool brand.” In the kitchen, chef Douglas Weerts – whose diverse culinary résumé includes serving as a regional chef for Pi Pizzeria and cooking on movie sets for Deluxe Motion Picture Catering – works with a Swedish electric oven set to 650 degrees that turns out pies in just three minutes. House dough with a simple, uncluttered recipe gets parbaked to ensure consistency and speed. The resulting medium-thin crust features a lightly caramelized, crisp exterior with a toothsome chew and the ability to hold up to robust sets of toppings. A subtle brush of red chili oil along the edges gives each pizza a touch of color and what Schloss calls a “firecracker-y snap.” Rectangular pies come out on standard quarter-,

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half- and whole-sheet pans. The smallest, or regular, size approximates a 12-inch pizza, a large approximates an 18-incher, and a jumbo slightly exceeds 28 inches. For those so inclined, Firecracker offers gluten-free pizza crust, as well as vegan cheddar. Guests can enjoy such highlights as the Pepperonius Monster, with house-made king-size pepperoni, red onion, Firecracker sauce, mozzarella and lavender shake. Another signature item, the No Sleep ’til Brooklyn pie, features house turkey pastrami, white barbecue sauce, sauerkraut, mozzarella, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and toasted caraway. Alternatives include Screamin’ Mimis, smoked boneless chicken thighs basted and seared with sweet chili oil and served with white barbecue and “ninja” sauces. Cherry Bombs, meanwhile, involve beef and pork meatballs stuffed with blue cheese and roasted cherrypepper relish, topped with Firecracker sauce and shaved Parmesan cheese. A selection of salads includes the Whistlin’ Kitty Chaser, with spring mix, goat cheese, seasonal berries,


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toasted pecans, cauliflower and seasonal berry vinaigrette. For dessert, guests might consider Holy Molé, habanero-honey-chocolate chip cookies with a hint of orange zest. “We wanted to make it where you could share some small plates or salad,” Schloss says. “The menu is designed to mix and match portions. The pizza crust isn’t too filling, so there’s room for other items and beers.” With sustainability in mind, Firecracker forgoes bottles and cans, instead offering 60 craft taps with rotating beers. Six taps are also dedicated to wines, ciders and cold-brew coffee. To complement the rock ’n’ roll vibe of the brand’s design, Schloss partners with St. Louis’ Music Record Shop to provide a diner’s-choice record bin beside the bar to pipe music through the room. “My vision for Firecracker is that I wanted to do something different because I feel like the Grove [business district] is a different kind of neighborhood,” Schloss says. “We wanted to do it in a way where it’s not your ordinary pizza joint. It’s the kind of pizza joint you’d find in the Grove, which means it had to be fun, celebratory and dangerous.”


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‌Story:  Inspired by Ron Chernow’s 2004 biography, Alexander Hamilton, this musical presents the life of Founding Father Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became Gen. George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and later served as the first treasury secretary of the U.S. Highlights:  With book, lyrics and music by LinManuel Miranda, Hamilton explodes out of the gate and maintains an exhilarating pace throughout. It’s a glorious and transfixing theatrical achievement and, even with its dramatic license stretching the truth, an important lesson in American history, as well. Other Info:  First produced by The Public Theater in New York City, Hamilton won 27 awards for its offBroadway debut in 2015, followed by 11 Tony Awards for its Broadway incarnation in 2016, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Miranda’s diverse cast keeps the energy level on adrenaline throughout the show’s two acts, which passes in a flash. The show begins with an ensemble rendition of the title tune, which informs the audience of Hamilton’s humble beginnings as an illegitimate child whose father abandoned him and his mother, leaving Hamilton an orphan in the West Indies on her death when he was just 12. Pointing out that the musical is inspired by the Chernow biography helps account for some historical inaccuracies, such as the fatal duel between Hamilton and his nemesis, Aaron Burr, which happened in 1804 and not after the presidential election of 1800. Additionally, it’s jarring to see diminutive actor Chris De’Sean Lee portraying the 6-foot-3-inch Thomas Jefferson, even though his performance skills are top-notch. Still, this musical is every bit as good as you’ve heard it is. Miranda’s score is filled with catchy, pulsating numbers that contain intelligent, insightful lyrics, such as the hesitant Burr’s lament, “Wait for It,” or the ambitious Hamilton’s theme, “My Shot.” Through it all, Andy Blankenbuehler’s stylish, infectious choreography blends with Thomas Kail’s expertly paced direction to keep the large ensemble moving briskly about David Korins’ handsome set. That extra level in the scenic design allows for grand, eloquent gestures by the insurgent colonists’ sagacious leader, Washington, as well as an opportunity for the showboating Jefferson to descend to the masses at the start of Act II from his freewheeling days as ambassador to France. It’s jaw-dropping to hear the performers rap out Miranda’s exquisite lyrics in rapid patter to the lively musical arrangements created by Miranda and Alex Lacamoire under Julian Reeve’s musical direction. Lacamoire also supervises the 10-piece orchestra. The music is stirring and stunning as it accompanies every carefully choreographed step by the players onstage.

By Mark Bretz

Austin Scott leads this inspired touring company with a standout performance in the title role, showing Hamilton’s indefatigable drive and work ethic as well as his ceaseless quest for knowledge and action. Scott deftly handles Hamilton’s romance with Eliza Schuyler, as well as the platonic love he shares with Eliza’s older and savvy sister, Angelica. He adroitly conveys less savory aspects of Hamilton’s life as well, such as his ill-advised infidelity with a woman named Maria Reynolds while he’s away from his family working in New York City. Also outstanding is Nicholas Christopher in the role of Burr, who serves somewhat as narrator looking on while his friend and also adversary Hamilton reaps the benefits of adulation and the gratitude of Washington with his drive for success. Christopher’s tenor serves him grandly on numbers such as “Wait for It.” De’Sean Lee wittily portrays Jefferson as a scheming opportunist and a bit of a fancy dan, as well as doubling as America’s great ally in the Revolutionary War, France’s Marquis de Lafayette. Chaundre HallBroomfield serves well as both Jefferson’s fellow Virginian James Madison and Hamilton’s friend Hercules Mulligan. Carvens Lissaint brings gravity and wisdom to the role of Washington, both in war and in peace, while Peter Matthew Smith is humorous in the role of England’s off-kilter King George, who revels in the hope that America will self-destruct. Hamilton is breathtaking in its epic scope, both from theatrical and historic viewpoints. It’s a history lesson wrapped in a rollicking, rambunctious and richly rewarding musical romp, every bit as good as its reputation.


Group:  Touring company Venue:  The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Dates:  Through April 22 Tickets:  $99 to $625; contact 314-534-1111 or (limited tickets available daily at The Fabulous Fox box office, as well as 40 tickets offered at $10 apiece for each performance through a lottery; for details, visit Rating:  A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5 | April 13, 2018   71

Around Town

By Lauren Smith

Sat., April 21, and Sun., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day in Forest Park at the ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL. This community tradition allows attendees to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations and to meet area nonprofits that share Earth Day values, as well as showcasing metro-area entertainers and Green Dining Alliance restaurants. Festivities include food trucks, live music, workshops, happy hours and an exclusive film series. This event is free and open to the public. 11 a.m.

S‌ at., April 14, and Sun., April 15

Sat., April 21

Located on the third floor of St. Louis’ .ZACK multiuse facility, Music Record Shop celebrates RECORD STORE DAY. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the store offers Urban Chestnut Brewing beer, a Rebel Yell Bourbon craft cocktail tasting and a storewide scavenger hunt including prizes, gift cards and other surprises. Rock Paper Podcast and Brothers on Whatever air live podcasts, and Fletcher from ALT 104.9/iHeartRadio broadcasts the event.

Sat., April 21, and Sun., April 22

The Missouri Botanical Garden partners with the Chinese Culture Education and Services Foundation to host CHINESE CULTURE DAYS of 2018. The event includes a grand parade led by a 70-foot dancing dragon, acrobatics, square dances, tea and cooking demonstrations, traditional Chinese artwork, and authentic regional cuisine. Prices vary. 9 a.m.

Mon., April 23, to Sun., April 29

In the seventh annual RESTAURANT WEEK ON THE HILL event, authentic Italian restaurants from that historic St. Louis neighborhood offer a three-course prix fixe menu starting at $25 and $35. This culinary celebration brings business to a number of time-honored restaurants, among them Anthonino’s Taverna, Favazza’s, Mama’s on the Hill, Guido’s, Brazie’s, J. Devoti Trattoria, and Charlie Gitto’s. Donations go to World Pediatric Project, a global network linking worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventive resources to heal critically ill children in developing countries. Reservations recommended.

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Fri., April 20

Five-time Grammy award winners individually, DAILEY & VINCENT take the stage at The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries. Vocalists Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent join in stunning harmonies supported by one of the most critically acclaimed bands on tour in American music today. The duo performs their unique blend of traditional country, gospel and bluegrass. Ticket prices vary. 8 p.m.


In early observance of Earth Day 2018 – Sunday, April 22 – The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum hosts a VISITING ARTIST SERIES: RECYCLED ART workshop. Art educators from Perennial, a community workshop store in St. Louis that offers educational programming in creative reuse and selling of creatively repurposed home goods and eco-friendly project supplies, teach visitors how to reduce waste by turning recyclable materials into eco-friendly masterpieces like jewelry, décor and stationery. Free with museum admission, this workshop requires no reservations. Times vary.


“One O e Giant Gi t Leap” L By Bryan A. Hollerbach | Photos supplied

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). | Photo courtesy of NASA

An exclusive exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution showcasing the Apollo 11 lunar odyssey comes to the Saint Louis Science Center.

July 24, 1969 − The three-man apollo 11 crew awaits pickup by a helicopter from the USS Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The fourth man in the life raft is a United States Navy underwater demolition team swimmer. all four men are wearing biological isolation garments. apollo 11, with astronauts Neil a. armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, onboard, splashed down at 11:49 a.m. (CDT). | photo courtesy of NaSa

Overall view of the Mission Operations Control room in the Mission Control Center, Building 30, during the lunar surface extravehicular activity of apollo 11 astronauts Neil a. armstrong and Edwin E. aldrin Jr. | photo courtesy of NaSa

The extravehicular gloves made for and worn by astronaut Buzz aldrin, lunar module pilot of the apollo 11 mission in July 1969. | photo by Eric long, National air and Space Museum, Smithsonian institution

apollo 11 astronauts Neil armstrong, Buzz aldrin and Michael Collins pose in front of the Columbia at the National air and Space Museum in 1979. photo courtesy of National air and Space Museum, Smithsonian institution

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rom the personal through the international, history operates on manifold in Pittsburgh and ultimately grace The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the local institution, seems more than levels, but this Saturday, the Saint Louis Science Center welcomes a pleased at the Smithsonian’s choice of cities. “We’re honored and privileged to historical exhibition of planetary significance. be selected to receive this prestigious exhibition, not only for the science center, “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” the ticketed exhibition but because it places St. Louis’ contributions to space and flight in the national in question, runs from April 14 to Sept. 3, commemorating the United States’ visionary efforts to transport astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael spotlight,” he says. “Bringing some of the most cherished items in the Smithsonian’s collection Collins safely to and from the moon – efforts that culminated with Armstrong’s to St. Louis is exciting for the region and provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance to “one small step” onto the lunar surface on July 21, 1969. many around the region to see these precious artifacts.” Originating from a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Initial SITES discussions about the exhibition began in 2014, Halpern Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Air and Space Museum – relates, noting that preparations for it both units of the Smithsonian demanded considerable time and effort. Institution, the nation’s Local preparations proved equally preeminent general cultural exacting, according to Vescolani. treasury – “Destination “The ‘Destination Moon’ exhibition Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” from the Smithsonian is about 5,000 includes more than 20 artifacts, square feet, and we have augmented the many of which were involved in experience with 8,000 square feet of the mission, among them: interactive exhibits,” he says. ■ Almost unimaginably, the “Through the augmentation, guests Columbia, the mission’s will feel transported back to the 1960s, command module, a including a living room with artifacts construct so scarily complex from our collection set up to re-create a it still looks futuristic, if in a lunar landing watch party. Visitors will Brutalistic way. also have the chance to perform a moon ■ A chart mapping the landing on a video game, climb into a starscape at the time the re-creation of the command module and astronauts exited Earth’s lunar module, as well as create their own orbit for Luna, its black mission patches.” expanses suggesting the Following the celebrations for bleak journey facing Aldrin, the 2019 golden anniversary of the Armstrong and Collins. Apollo 11 mission, Halpern says, the ■ The protective outer helmet exhibition’s artifacts will return to the Aldrin wore over his clear apollo 11 command module Columbia on temporary cradle. | photo by Eric long, National air and Smithsonian’s National Air and Space pressure-bubble helmet on Space Museum, Smithsonian institution Museum for placement in a newly lunar walks. constructed gallery. ■ Aldrin’s gloves, worn during She also provides details on extravehicular duties dealing with the logistics of what and constructed largely Vescolani cites as his personal of a fabric woven from highlight of the exhibition. chromium-nickel thread to “The command module Columbia on prevent potentially fatal air its transport ring weighs over 13,500 leaks caused by handling pounds, plus the heavy equipment sharp objects. needed to move it,” Halpern says. “It’s Of 200-plus Smithsonian also oversized in height and width. Affiliate organizations, “Museums wishing to host the Kathrin Halpern, project exhibition had to provide engineering director at SITES, explains reports certifying that this object what led the Smithsonian to could be safely moved into an choose St. Louis’ institution exhibition gallery, that the floors could as one of just four to host hold the weight and that the gallery “Destination Moon.” met stringent environmental and “In developing the tour, security specifications.” we at the Smithsonian Vescolani reflects on his own endeavored to reach as many The interior of the apollo 11 Command Module. | photo by Eric long, National air and Space memories of the Space Age triumph. different regions of the country Museum, Smithsonian institution “I was very young when we landed as possible in the available on the moon and don’t remember a lot,” he says. “But based on the excitement window of time,” she states from the nation’s capital. “Traveling objects such and world’s attention, I couldn’t help but be captivated by this amazing as the Apollo 11 command module require many special considerations.” Those accomplishment and, like many children, dressed like an astronaut and pretended considerations greatly winnowed the list of candidates to host the exhibition. to explore new worlds. I’m sure [the Apollo 11] landing on the moon helped Halpern otherwise dubs the local institution “one of the leading science inspire me and many others to pursue an interest in science and discovery. museums in the country,” mentioning its skilled, professional staff, strong “The mission of the Saint Louis Science Center is to ignite and sustain lifelong reputation for educational programming and community ties to the early space science and technology learning. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the first person to walk program, “including the work done by the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. and other on Mars was inspired by a visit to the science center?” companies that contracted with NASA.” “Destination Moon” first visited Space Center Houston, appropriately enough; after St. Louis, the exhibition will travel to the Senator John Heinz History Center Saint Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., St. Louis, 314-289-4400, | april 13, 2018


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Rainy Day Reading


pril showers bring May flowers, but sometimes those showers also bring cantankerous kids longing to play outside. So while you’re waiting for the sun to shine again, keep touchy tykes busy with books celebrating the rain. For the youngest kids, consider Rain, Rain, Go Away! by writer/illustrator Caroline Jayne Church. This board book sports a dazzling, shiny foil cover, and its sturdy pages should hold up through repeated readings under eager toddler fingers. Despite its sparse text, Church’s endearing illustrations offer many colors, textures and characters that may inspire attention and discussions. Even the littlest listeners should joyfully anticipate the final “Hooray!” and may follow that exclamation with the request to read Church’s book again! Just a Big Storm by Mercer Mayer reminds readers that inclement weather can be seen as fun and exhilarating, though perhaps a bit scary. Told from a 4-year-old “boy” perspective, the book shows the

excitement and feigned bravery of Little Critter as he, his sister and his parents gather tools to weather a storm and subsequent power outage. Children should relate to Little Critter’s uncertainty as the wind upends sturdy objects outside the window, his pride at helping his father ready the wood stove and the thrill he feels playing flashlight games with his sister in a dark living room. Really – what child wouldn’t want to camp out in front of the fire while dad tells ghost stories and mom gives tight hugs? Rain, this month’s third recommendation, marks a

By Sheila Oliveri beautiful debut picture book from writer/illustrator Manya Stojic. Telling the story of long-awaited precipitation on the parched African savannah, Rain introduces readers to a land much different from ours and the wildlife that lives there. Stojic uses bold text in various sizes to convey emotion and intensity, and the illustrated anthropomorphic animals aptly embody those emotions. This multifaceted concept book offers something for every age: Toddlers should be attracted to the bright, saturated colors of the painted illustrations and the myriad of animals pictured; preschoolers should discover and gleefully recite the building and repeating refrains of the animals’ sensory clues to the impending storm; and schoolaged children should recognize the passage of time, the changes in landscape and the importance of rain to the entire habitat.


At Ready Readers, we know that “Kids Who Read Succeed!” Visit to learn how you can support our efforts to ensure a brighter future for our community’s most vulnerable children.

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636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!


and Indian Artifacts! Executive in Clayton loves the hobby! Buying collections, answering questions, & looking for properties to buy or lease to look on within 45min of Clayton that seem to have a good concentration of arrowheads.


The Ladue News, St. Louis' premiere luxury lifestyle publication, is seeking a sales representative to represent our robust platform of print and digital products. The ideal candidate has media sales experience, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, is able to successfully handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, and is able to effective advertising programs that deliver results for their clients. A self starter with the ability to build successful campaigns for clients will thrive in this position. Media sales experience is preferred, sales experience is required.


10411 Clayton Rd, Ste. 101 Frontenac ï 314-991-1999


we offer • Choice of three medical plans • 401 (k) plan with company match • Dental Plan • Flexible spending account • Vision Coverage • Health savings account • Company paid live insurance • Generous vacation policy • Short-term and Long term disability plans and paid holidays • Sick days, personal days

For consideration please apply online at: | Select “CAREERS” | Go to “Entrance For Potential Employees”

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April 13, 2018  

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University; Gatherings & Goodwill; Abode Feature: Spring Cleaning; Style Feature: Wedding Gowns;...

April 13, 2018  

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University; Gatherings & Goodwill; Abode Feature: Spring Cleaning; Style Feature: Wedding Gowns;...