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12947 Sunset Bluff Court Sunset Hills | $1,995,000

1315 Wildhorse Meadows Chesterfield | $1,899,000

2743 Camp Mo Val Road Franklin Co | $1,625,000

17 Chesterfield Lake Road Chesterfield | $979,000

2 Briarbrook Trail Des Peres | $939,000

4028 Princeton Ridge Drive Wildwood | $899,000

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1449 Red Oak Plantation Dr

17659 Wildridge Drive Wildwood | $649,900

6834 Waterman Avenue University City | $565,000

16046 Pierside Lane Ellisville | $459,000

12538 Villa Hill Lane Creve Coeur | $357,900





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Open House Weekend! April 25th & 26th Here are just a few of our many open houses.

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1355 Riverdale Circle Chesterfield | $564,900

700 Brittany Lane University City | $399,000

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Bob Bax - Manager

17050 Baxter Road, Ste. 200

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10 Hanley Downs Richmond Heights | $650,000

4215 Broken Rock Dr

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4020 Princeton Ridge Drive Wildwood | $998,000

17640 Myrtlewood Drive Wildwood | $659,900

7716 Stanford

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8025 Maryland Avenue #9A Clayton | $1,200,000

17050 Baxter Road, Ste. 200

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2964 Wentworth 8703 Eulalie 214 Highacres Dr 2908 Greentop 9545 Plainfield 8739 Brentwood Place 706 Soulard #A

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14052 Woods Mill Cove Drive Chesterfield | $499,900

9040 McKnight Woods Richmond Heights | $495,000

7444 Gannon Avenue University City | $379,900

7165 Byron Place #2W Clayton | $199,000

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SOCIETY I MAY NOT BE THE BUSIEST PERSON I KNOW, BUT I’M BUSY ENOUGH. There are times when the workday extends past 5 p.m.; and sometimes, the work week could include the weekend. As they say, there’s no rest for the weary; but I’m beginning to discover that it doesn’t have to be that way. Most of us strive for balance—and many of us almost get there by successfully navigating the demands of having a family, a career and (the semblance of) a social life. But often, the equation is missing something crucial: taking the time to care for yourself. Lately, we’ve shifted our Health & Wellness focus on the Wellness aspect. In last week’s Organized Outlook section, local experts recommended how we could efficiently and effectively manage our personal wants. This week, we offer a few more ways to satiate one’s own needs. For instance, we explore the benefits of massage—not just for relaxation, but as a way to promote overall wellbeing. Perhaps you already have a regimen to indulge in some ‘me time’—mine involves reading, yoga every other day and yes, two-hour massages. So, I may not be the most balanced person I know, but—with some effort—I’m balanced enough.

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April 24, 2015

A SPRINGTIME STROLL When was the last time you took a stroll on a beautiful spring day with your best girl?

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1. 30 Huntleigh Woods, Huntleigh


Sitting on over 3 acres, this home has exquisite details throughout. The family room is ideal for entertaining, while the white kitchen boasts a coffered ceiling, breakfast bar, plus marble and Corian tops. Also has a state-of-the-art Hartley Botanic Greenhouse!

2. 2425 Alpine Lake Drive, Innsbrook


NEW LISTING! Escape to this 2.9 acre setting with an 11-year-old chalet featuring a main floor master, generously sized great room, 3-seasons room, custom kitchen, 2 additional bedrooms and loft area.

3. 8 Exmoor Drive, Ladue


NEW LISTING! So many areas to quietly relax or entertain...starting in the large family room at one end of the house, to the sweet sunroom and cozy library at the other end of the house. A newer kitchen is a special bonus!

4. 628 Warrenton Drive, Kirkwood


NEW LISTING! Newer construction, this lovely home has an open and updated kitchen, four large bedrooms, an amazing lower level, 3-car garage and a nice deck in the fenced backyard.

5. 1 Masonridge Court, Town & Country


Nestled on 1.31 acres where the King of Custard, Ted Drewes made his home. Highlights include stunning great room, saltwater pool, Chef’s kitchen, hearth room, finished lower level and 5+ bedrooms.

6. 53 Claverach Drive, Clayton


7. 7827 Gannon Avenue, University City


NEW LISTING! Stunning Tudor home with architectural details and nice updates. Main level offers a gourmet kitchen, an adjoining family room with beamed ceiling, an inviting living room with gas fireplace and stone hearth, and a step-down dining room with original mosaic tile floor. 5 bedrooms, including an impressive master suite, are sure to please. NEW LISTING! A beautiful colonial, this home offers a fantastically remodeled kitchen, living room with fireplace, a spacious dining room and a nice family room. Additional features include 3 bedrooms, lower level rec room, many system enhacements, 2-car garage and more!

8. 411 Algonquin Place, Webster Groves


Just a short stroll to downtown Webster! Expanded and updated, the kitchen offers a breakfast room and butlers pantry. 2 enclosed porches create flexible living space, but your favorite room may be the large screened porch/gazebo where hours of entertaining will be spent!

9. 1811 Boaz Avenue, Kirkwood


A one-owner home, this home greets you with a large front porch. An open floor plan includes a family room with fireplace, inviting living room, large dining room, and a kitchen with center island, huge pantry and hardwood floors. Also: three bedrooms, a lower level with rec room, a rear-entry garage and a backyard patio!

New Listings 807 Crescent Oaks • Valley Park 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths $260,000 12031 Gardengate Dr. • St. Louis 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $234,900 200 S. Brentwood 14F • Clayton 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $150,000

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A Closer View This inspired residence has been re-imagined to create a one-of-a-kind colonial. The two-story entry showcases a striking sight line to the pool. Perfectly arranged for entertaining, the formal dining room, formal living room, gourmet kitchen and adjoining great room are sure to please. Work from home in the cherry wood paneled office with pocket doors, wet bar and fireplace. On warm days relax in the atrium before a dip in the pool. The master boasts a spa-like bath, fireplace, a huge dressing area and access to a tiled balcony. Expansive lower level includes the fifth bedroom, bath, exercise room and massive rec room.

7 Carrswold Drive - Clayton 5 bedrooms, 6+ baths Listed by Debbie Manne $2,950,000

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S O C I E T Y The Press Club



Dr. Donald Suggs, Jennifer Blome, Don Marsh

Joan Berkman, Charlotte Ottley


HE PRESS CLUB OF Metropolitan St. Louis held a kickoff party in style for its 2015 Media Persons of the Year Gala. The cocktail event at Saks Fifth Avenue featured a who’s who of media notables, including Media Persons of the Year honorees Jennifer Blome, Don Marsh and Dr. Donald Suggs. The trio will be feted at the June 11 gala at Edward Jones Headquarters, along with Lifetime Achievement honoree Candy Crowley. Joan Berkman served as kickoff reception committee chair. Gala co-chairs are Bill Greenblatt and LN’s Trish Muyco-Tobin; honorary co-chairs are Tom and Carol Voss. Proceeds from the Media Persons of the Year Gala benefit the Press Club’s scholarships for journalism students.

Tom Eschen, Trish Muyco-Tobin, Tom and Carol Voss, Bill Greenblatt

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Dick Weiss, Ellen Soule

Jessica Brown, Jessica Weathersby

Phyllis Langsdorf, Jeff Burkett, Ellen Futterman

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St. Louis Actors’ Studio




T. L O U I S AC T O R S ’ S T U D I O hosted a sold-out benefit concert by Nancy Kranzberg and The Second Half, featuring University of Missouri-St. Louis chancellor Thomas George on piano. After a reception at the new Juniper event space on Boyle Avenue, St. Louis Actors’ Studio founder and artistic director William Roth welcomed the audience to the performance at The Gaslight Theater, where the theater company is presenting its eighth season.

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Tom George, Nancy Kranzberg

Susan Barrett, Margaret McDonald, Gene Dobbs Bradford, Mary Ann Srenco, Katherine Lazar, Dorte Probstein

Mary Hayward, Ted Atwood

Keri Robertson, Bruno David

Jack and Sara Burke, William Roth

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open 4/26, 1-3 PM Ladue SchooLS l $357,000 1009 South McKnight Road 9 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Full & 1 half Bath Jody Newport Fancher 314.780.5700

ToWn & counTRy l $1,295,000 l NEW PRICE 2256 north Ballas Road 9 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Linda Benoist 314.504.5495 Lisa Coulter 314.941.2883

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open 4/26, 1-3 PM Ladue l $999,999 15 clermont Lane 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Duncan Andrews 314.307.1737

Ladue l $899,000 803 South Warson Road 12 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 3 half Baths Linda Benoist 314.504.5495 Lisa Coulter 314.941.2883

MancheSTeR l $359,900 841 Pheasant Woods drive 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5half Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

ST. LouiS l $259,000 1611 Locust Street, unit 305 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Gary Boyson 314.374.5764

Ladue l $925,000 17 Fair oaks 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

cReve coeuR l $269,700 1163 Mill crossing, unit 304 6 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

unincoRPoRaTed l $250,000 3022 Summerfield Manor 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

eLSBeRRy l $869,000 2378 highway JJ 10 acres, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Susan Hurley 314.308.6636

ST. LouiS l $79,000 5018 South Grand 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Rorey Lane 314.520.5431

ST. LouiS l $549,900 2201 arsenal Street 9 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 2 half Baths Kathy Bussmann 314.520.7995 Jody Newport Fancher 314.780.5700

cReve coeuR l $2,050,000 l NEW PRICE 10490 Ladue Road 15 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths Kathleen Lovett 314.610.7408 Laura Donovan 314.229.8978

Ladue l Price upon Request 935 Tirrill Farms 10 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths Kathy Driscoll 314.704.1474

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560 PURDUE, University City. Elegant center hall University Hills home with spacious entry and large dining room. Patio and three-car garage. $799,000.

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10824 RONDELAY DRIVE, Ladue Schools. Spacious, contemporary ranch on a truly exceptional one-acre lot. Three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a finished lower level.


1009 S. MCKNIGHT ROAD, Richmond Heights. Charming, elegant 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath classic traditional style home located in highly ranked Ladue School District.


3022 SUMMERFIELD MANOR, Mehlville Schools. Pristine ranch on a beautiful lot! Neutral and bright interior, vaulted great room, kitchen and master suite.


1000 BANYON, Crestwood. 3 bedroom ranch/carport parking in sought after Lindbergh Schools. Light, bright and open floor plan. Vaultedceilingsandspaciouslivingroom/diningroom.


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Saint Louis Crisis Nursery




T THIS YEAR’S BALL, SAINT Louis Crisis Nursery recently p re se n te d t h e H .U.G. S & K.I.S.S.E.S. Awards, the organization’s most prestigious recognition given to those who have contributed significantly to advancements in child abuse and neglect prevention, and to supporting the Nursery’s mission. This year’s honorees were Don Fitzgerald and Cynthia Doria (Man and Woman of the Year), Dr. Mollie Spire and Naretha Hopson (Young Professional Heroines of the Year), and Mike and Kara Gatto (Couple of the Year). This year’s gala took place at the Sheraton WestportLakeside Chalet and raised $334,000.

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Exciting Mid-Century modern house has classic “Wrightian� details...the fabled prow, the suspended stairway, natural organic elements of marble and wood. Ample windows and the open floor plan expand the interior spaces and bring the outdoors inside. Kitchen/hearth room with a top-of-the-line appliances, newly installed quartzite counter tops, stunning hardwood floors in a dramatic dark stain, wet bar with a large copper counter between the family room and dining room. Alluring outdoor brick fireplace and entertaining patio. Upstairs there are his and her master baths and very large custom designed closets. Lower level boasts a large family room.

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Sophisticated townhouse style-home in the heart of Old Town Clayton. The sought after center hall floor plan provides an elegant aura for a first impression. The sunny kitchen and family room, plus a handsome wood paneled den with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, make everyday living a dream. There are three large bedrooms, each with their own baths and large closets, plus a perfectly located laundry on the second floor. The lower level boasts a large family room with three sets of French doors leading to a newly redone stone patio and architecturally elegant brick walls and trellised fence for a show stopping effect.

Gracious home owned by one family for over 76 years in Ladue. It is perfectly situated in the heart of Fordyce Lane. Sought after center hall plan, with lots of detailed moldings and appointments. The entry hall has a curved staircase with a uniquely crafted wrought iron bannister, opening to the dining room with a handsome bay window and an elegant living room. Upstairs there is a newly renovated master bedroom and bath and very large walk-in closet, with 5 more bedrooms and 3 more baths, and an upstairs laundry room. There is 4,417 square feet of living space on the first and second floors. (Listing agent is an owner of the property)

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The Lupus Foundation




HE THIRD ANNUAL PURPLE BALL to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter, recently took place at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel downtown. The event was hosted by event chair Barbara Shuman, while KMOV’s Jasmine Huda served as emcee. The event featured a cocktail reception with entertainment by Moore & Moore Jazz Ensemble, silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner and the presentation of the Lupus Leadership Awards.

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HE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN we l c o m e d t h e I n te r n a t i o n a l Photography Collaborative exhibition with a cocktail reception to unveil a series of photographs from Nanjing, China. Organized by the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, 10 photographers representing St. Louis were invited to Nanjing to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. During their visit, the photographers documented both rural and urban life in China, producing a poignant glimpse into this global powerhouse of business and art. The Collaborative will continue in 2015 when 10 photographers from Nanjing travel to St. Louis. More photos on page 84

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PERA THEATRE OF SAINT Louis has launched a new interactive concert series, Opera Tastings, as a fun and delicious way to inspire newcomers to discover the opera. Live opera performers serenaded guests as they sampled wine and small bites, prepared by the chefs and sommeliers at Moulin. Ryan McAdams, internationally celebrated conductor, served as emcee. Sydney Mancasola, Shirin Eskandani, Geoffrey Agpalo and Erik Van Heyningen were the featured artists.

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‌ 1920s speakeasy theme is planned for CIRCUS FLORA’s A signature Flora Dora Gala. The Saturday, May 30, event will be held under the Big Top, with a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a one-night-only performance. Event chairs are DAN AND JILL MCGUIRE, and DARRYL AND LAUREN SAGEL. Proceeds from the event benefit the organization’s community outreach programs. For tickets, call Susan Mintz at 289-4043 or email This year’s Circus Flora Big Top production, One Summer on 2nd Street, runs May 28 through June 28.

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A Civil Rights pioneer is the newest star on the ST. LOUIS WALK OF FAME. Last week, 98-year-old FRANKIE MUSE FREEMAN was honored at an induction ceremony to celebrate her accomplishments through a legal career that has spanned six decades. After opening her private practice in St. Louis in 1949, Freeman served as lead counsel in the 1954 NAACP suit against the St. Louis Housing Authority, which ended legal segregation of public housing. In 1964, she became the first woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and contributed to the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


WORD AROUND TOWN A new play about Ferguson is in the works at THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS. Playwright and artist DAEL ORLANDERSMITH has been commissioned to compose and perform the currently untitled work, which tells the story through the eyes of a lifelong Ferguson resident, an 85-year-old woman. The play is expected to be unveiled as part of The Rep’s Ignite! 2016 series.

The CITY OF CHESTERFIELD has a new park: River’s Edge, on the north side of the levee near the Taubman Prestige Outlets, is a 188-acre park with a lake, boating dock and park shelter. The park also features a 2-mile crushed limestone scenic walking trail.


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Veteran government and business leader ERSKINE BOWLES will deliver the 2015 commencement address for MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY on May 2 at the St. Charles Family Arena. Bowles, the co-founder of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and former co-chair of the National commission on Fiscal Responsibility, also served as chief of staff in the Clinton White House. Meanwhile, acclaimed filmmaker and documentarian KEN BURNS has been announced as the 2015 commencement speaker for WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY on May 15.

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Westminster Christian Academy’s FIRST robotics team, Team 4256-Cyborg Cats, recently competed at the St. Louis Regional FIRST Competition at the Chaifetz Arena. The team ranked third out of 43 teams, and scored the highest single-match score in the regional competition. Collectively, the teammates received several awards for their efforts, including the ‘Entrepreneurship Award.’ Senior CIARRA PETERS, sophomore MICHELLE MORLEY, and the Cyborg Cats’ facilities team received first-place for safety; junior BRENNAN MURPHY, the team’s chief engineer, was recognized for his selection as the FIRST Dean’s List Finalist for the region, and he will go on to compete in the World’s Competition alongside 10 other FRC FIRST Dean’s List winners.

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Getting A Caffeine Boost


S THE MODERN WORLD AND technology evolve, businesses must do so, too. Such is the case for Reliance Bank, whose executives came up with a new idea on how to drum up business and put unused space to use. President and CEO Rick Sems came up with a win-win idea for both the local bank and two national coffee companies: Starbucks and Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop. Combining two separate facilities into one will enable customers to take care of their banking and stop for coffee at a single location. Reliance executives hope Starbucks will be opening in the Des Peres branch of Reliance Bank on Manchester Road in late summer, along with a Tim Hortons express in the Frontenac branch at Lindbergh Boulevard and Clayton Road. A full Tim


Hortons restaurant is slated for a new branch at Clayton and Ballas roads once zoning is approved. Reliance chairman Tom Brouster says this benefits both the bank and the coffee companies. “People, in general, aren’t using bank branches like they used to,” Brouster notes. “You can’t sell somebody (on the bank) if they don’t come in.” With this new idea, customers can “make an everyday chore into a coffee run,” Sems says. He hopes that people who come into the building to do banking will stop and buy coffee, and customers who come in to buy coffee will likely do their banking, as well. Sems explains the system will work for both organizations because the coffee shops are able to get a small space for less than what they’d pay to have a stand-alone shop. “If you get 100 people to come in and buy coffee, and one stops to talk to us about banking, that’s great,” he says.

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The branches already have the space, since the advent of new technology in banking has led to more customers doing their banking online or remotely. Because of this, banks need less space Continued on page 85



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Celebrate Mom A Ladue News Special Section

Mother’s Day Trunk Show at YLANG YLANG Visit us in our new home May 8th & 9th


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HIRTY YEARS OF MEMORABLE moments, 30 years of giving, 30 years of family celebrations and 30 years of hugs. As YLANG YLANG celebrates three decades in business this spring, owner Julie Ettinger and the staff are recalling all the ways that the jewelry store has been a part of its clients’ lives through the years. “We love that our clients are sharing their most memorable moments with us,” she says. “We’re so proud.” And the store is celebrating its milestone in a new location, a stand-alone store in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace, which opened in October. “Now we’re the jewel in Ladue,” Ettinger says. The new, intimate space was newly designed from the ground up, and includes a number of unique touches: From the private Blue Room, where couples can meet with a designer to plan their engagement ring; to a lounge where guests can relax with a cup of coffee or a cocktail, she adds. “It’s really not intimidating. We carry all price points, for whatever type of jewelry you’re looking for—from $30 or $60, all the way up to $100,000. You don’t know what you’re going to find.” YLANG YLANG was founded in 1985 by Ettinger’s parents, Ray and Lois Morganstern. “They found this little boutique with a French

heritage and fell in love with the concept, and decided to bring it to St. Louis,” Ettinger says. In addition to ready-made fine jewelry, the store also specializes in customized jewelry, she notes. “We can take your old stone of any sort—for example, right now there is an aquamarine stone we’re resetting into this amazing mounting, and it will blow your socks off.” The store is celebrating Mother’s Day early with a Heather Moore trunk show on May 8 and 9. “Heather Moore is cherishing those memorable moments, with a keepsake that you have forever,” Ettinger says. Based in Ohio, the brand offers highly customizable hand-stamped necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. “It can be a favorite quote, your grandmother’s handwriting, or your children’s initials and birthdays,” she says. “I wear a Heather Moore chain every day, that says Nothing happens to us. Everything happens for us.” She says Heather Moore is a great fit for Mother’s Day because it allows families to get creative. “The guys come in with their kids, and usually we have a coloring table for the kids.” And for those who are less confident in their design abilities, many ready-made designs are available, as well. For those who haven’t seen YLANG YLANG’s new location, Ettinger welcomes them to see the store’s new home.

ON THE COVER: YLANG YLANG is helping families celebrate Mother’s Day with a Heather Moore trunk show on May 8 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on May 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit YLANG YLANG in Ladue’s Colonial Marketplace, call 725-7464 or visit

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‌ hen was the last time you took a stroll on a beautiful spring day with your best girl? With Mother’s W Day just around the corner, we think it’s a wonderful idea! We recently joined Dr. Gina Marusic and her daughter, Sophia, as they spent some quality ‘girl time’ in the Central West End. After a stop at the magnificently divine Mary Ann’s Tea Room, mother and daughter made their way through the abundance of boutiques, galleries and eateries along the avenues of the city’s most celebrated neighborhood.

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ON GINA: Alice & Olivia Top, $178; Clover Canyon skirt, $227; Saffia necklace, $375, Vie

ON SOPHIA: Harlyn dress, $98, Ivy Hill Earrings, $20; necklace, $68, Laurie Solet 28

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ON GINA: Charlie Jade jumpsuit, $196, Cha Boutique Spike necklace, $90; earrings, $20, Laurie Solet

ON SOPHIA: Ted Baker dress, $248, Nordstrom Earrings, $34, Paisley Boutique

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ON GINA: Alice and Olivia top, $298; short, $298, Saks Fifth Avenue Earrings, $53, Paisley Boutique

ON SOPHIA: Lov Posh top and skirt, $122, Macs Designs Cuff, $32; earrings, $20, Laurie Solet 30

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LN Wishes to Thank: The Marusic Family Mary Ann’s Tea Room 4732 McPherson Ave. in the Central West End Blown Away Blow Dry Bar Colonial Marketplace in Ladue Hair by Allison Durley, makeup by Tatiana Xenos

raise a glass to midwest wine at taste & toast, feast magazine’s wine social enjoy pours from the region’s best wineries,

eats from some of the area’s best restaurants and live music by bottoms up blues gang.


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I Love My Mom Because... BY ROBYN DEXTER


other’s Day is right around the corner, and many youngsters, like the third-graders at Mrs. Chris Palazzolo’s class at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, are thinking about ways to honor their mom. To get them started, we asked them to participate in our survey… She loves me. She goes out of her way to take care of me. She is always really nice to me. She is special to me because she is smart and from England. I think she is the best mom in the world! – Ben She cares about me. She helps me when I am frustrated. She plays with me and has fun with me. She makes me feel better when I am hurt. She turns my frown upside down. – Mimi She takes care of me when I’m sick. When I’m hurt she helps me. She buys me cool tennis shoes. She helps me do homework. She reads with me. She also plays with me. – Charlie She gives me yummy food, drink, electricity and a beautiful school. My mom takes me on astonishing trips. She always takes care of me. She is the nicest and kindest person ever! – Karie

Mrs. Chris Palazzolo’s third-grade class at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

She takes time out of her day to take me to sports. She always makes a great dinner. My mom likes to play sports. My mom is the best mom in the world. – Luke

She helps me clean up. My mom helps me with my homework when I need help. She always drives me to sports and activities. My mom tries to pick what’s right for me and protect me. – Mary Ellen She loves me. She helps me with homework. She plays with me. We take walks together with my dog. She cooks for me. She is so nice! She taught me how to tie my shoes. She helps me clean my room. She goes to my baseball games. My mom is a special person. – Drew 32

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She is funny and kind. She tells jokes on the way to school and always cheers me up when I am sad. She is always happy and takes care of four kids. At baseball, she gets food and gives it to the poor. When I am sick, she helps me. Those are just some reasons I love my mom. – Skye

She loves me. I also love my mom because she plays basketball, baseball, football and soccer in the backyard with me. She makes me food, too. My mom drives me to school every day. She makes my bed for me. I love my mom for so many reasons. – Charlie She takes care of me when I don’t feel well. She also loves me. She plays sports with me. She helps me with my homework. I love my mom because she is kind and loving. – Joseph She cares for me and takes me out for treats. She looks out for me and helps me through difficult things. My mom is always there for me. She is one of the most special people to me. I love my mom with all my heart. – Isabel She loves me so much. My mom helps me when I get hurt. She buys me toys. She always plays with me. When I am sad, she makes me smile. She takes me where I need to go. She helps me with my homework. I love my mom because she is so special. – Ashley She is always there for me and she always understands me. She always has a way to help me. She takes care of me when I’m sick. She can also help me if I am having trouble making friends at school. My mom is my pride and joy. – Olivia She is kind. She helps me with my homework. She helps me when I am sick. She plays basketball with me when I am bored. She helps me make my bed. She drives me home from school. I love my mom because she loves me. – Palmer She is always there for me. She was brave enough to join the Navy. She used her talent for work because she speaks two languages. My mom always tells me to be kind and have courage. Those are some reasons why I love my mom. – Mili She cares about me. She helps me with my homework. She keeps me safe. She buys me clothes and toys. She is very nice and loving. – Peter She is incredibly nice. I like how she lets me have playdates with my friends. My mom is the best mom in the universe. – Jackson

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fit-flavors is proud to be hosting our 2nd Annual Charity Car Show Sunday, May 17, 2015 at our Chesterfield location! This year we will be helping raise money for SSM Cardinal Glennon. There will be a $40 entrance fee per car and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to SSM Cardinal Glennon. We are targeting 100-120 cars of all decades and styles!

SUNDAY MAY 17TH 14842 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Rally Squirrel will be at the show ALL DAY!

• Gates for show cars open at 9 am ( coffee served )

Dunk tank on site all day filled with 1st Phorm protein shake. Dunk your favorite fit-flavors girl !!!

• Show starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm

• Entrants must be parked by 9:30 am • Trophies will be handed out at 2pm • Lunch will be provided by fit-flavors

car show raffle

each basket will include:

There will be a raffle for three gift baskets the day of the event. Raffle tickets will be sold 1 ticket for $5 or 5 tickets for $20 at all locations and all proceeds will go to SSM Cardinal Glennon.

• $1000 fit-flavors gift card • $250 Supplement Superstores gift card • $200 in 1st Phorm products • $50 Dimvaloo Active Living gift card • 3 personal training sessions • 1 Vinyl Images window tint

Total value of all items being raffled off is over $4,000 dollars.

• Chiropractic care

Jillian Tedesco Founder / Owner “Thank you all for being our customers and making this all possible. Hope you can come out and enjoy a fun day and a great cause.”

To register your vehicle, please email the year/make/model of your car to:

Nikki @

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Let Us Count the Ways... BY BRITTANY NAY


OM DESERVES ONLY THE VERY BEST. Make her Mother’s Day memorable with these luxurious local experiences.

The Chase Park Plaza Rejuvenate mom with a relaxing spa experience at The Chase Park Plaza. The luxury hotel’s Aveda Salon & Spa offers a Stress-Fix Massage, with aromas of lavender, lavandin and clary sage incorporated throughout a full-body massage. The indulgent service combines Swedish and deep tissue massage, along with foot reflexology, acupressure points and a guided meditation to comfort and refresh mom. 633-3081, The Face & The Body Like a sanctuary, the spa at The Face & The Body is the ideal place for a mother-daughter—or even mother-son—spa pedicure and spa manicure. Amid soothing music, clients can sit back and relax with a glass of wine as they experience a 45-minute heated paraffin manicure, and the

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The Face & The Body


Blown Away Blow Dry Bar Blow away mom with a hair blowout and makeup application at Blown Away Blow Dry Bar. The trendy salon is helping ladies look their best with a shampoo using Kevin Murphy Plumping Wash and Rinse—complete with a soothing scalp massage—followed by a blowout in the style of their choice, from Hollywood Glam waves to a Chic Updo. Stylist Brittany Summers says the products give the mane lift, fullness and protection. To complete their look, moms can have full or partial makeup application with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics or Temptu Airbrush, as well as the salon’s own natural lipstick line, Kiss & Makeup, for the finishing touch. The salon’s tranquil atmosphere, combined with its pampering products, make for the perfect Mother’s Day experience. 932-1116,

spa’s most deluxe service: a one-hour pedicure, complete with a strawberry scrub, cucumber lotion, and a polish from OPI’s Hawaiian collection, explains longtime nail technician Valentina Lisin, who says the experience will make you feel like you’ve escaped to a tropical island. 725-8975, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis To feel truly pampered for Mother’s Day, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis offers the Rhythm of The River Massage. The 80-minute massage uses flowing strokes along the length of the body, and light pressure from warm stones for therapeutic benefits. Mom will feel a sense of well-being while taking advantage of the luxurious treatment, as well as the spa’s additional facilities— including a whirlpool, relaxation lounge and steam room. 881-5758, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis Moms can get their retail fix with a limitededition package from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis and Neiman Marcus. The Bejeweled and Bedazzled package features a luxury stay at the Clayton hotel, including special-edition Ritz-Carlton bathrobes to take home, an evening Truffle Turndown, breakfast for two, a treasured in-room surprise

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

from Neiman Marcus, and a $250 gift card to be presented and enjoyed during an included store visit. The Neiman Marcus VIP visit also will feature arrival Champagne, a private jewelry

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showing, jewelry cleaning and a stylist-curated personal shopping experience. The special offer is available from May 4 to May 31. 800-241-3333,

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Beautiful fine gifts and colorful decorative items arriving everyday! Ladue Florist is eager to help you with all your floral gift needs!

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‌Bissinger’s 1600 N. Broadway, 615-2400, Give mom a decadent treat with Bissinger’s new Fresh Cream Truffle Collection. Beautifully packaged, each silky, rich truffle features an elegantly complex, velvety taste and unusually sumptuous flavors.

St. Louis’ Favorite Italian Dining Experience.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Charlie Gitto’s 15525 Olive Blvd., 636-536-2199; 5226 Shaw Ave., 772-8898; 777 Casino Center Drive, 770-7663, Pamper your mom with a Mother’s Day Brunch fit for a queen. A selection of signature breakfast and lunch entrees will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, at any of Charlie Gitto’s three locations.

Chesterfield Valley Nursery 16825 N. Outer 40 Road, 636-532-9307, chesterfield

Sunday, May 10 10am-3pm

Enjoy our sit-down menu with an array of signature breakfast and lunch entree’s. Make Your Reservations Today! | Follow us on Facebook

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Your mother can see how much you appreciate her all season long when she steps into her garden. Visit Chesterfield Valley Nursery’s Garden Center for an exceptional variety of tropicals, annuals, perennials, specimen trees, shrubs and more.

Fun in the Sun 121 N. Kirkwood Road, 821-0583; 1654 Clarkson Road, 636-778-1310, Pick a lightweight fashion piece as lovely and cheerful as Mom from Fun in the Sun. Vineyard Vines offers a fresh design with white eyelet dresses and blouses. $148 (top), $198 (dress)


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Genovese Jewelers

Ivy Hill Boutique

12460 Olive Blvd., 878-6203,

8835 Ladue Road, 721-7004,

Spoil Mom with a gift of exquisite quality from Genovese Jewelers. Make her eyes sparkle with this 18-karat white-gold filigree oval pendant, which exudes beauty with round brilliant-cut diamonds.

A beautiful, quotable necklace is the perfect gift to show your mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day. Choose an inspirational quote, or create your own for a personal touch.

Ladue Florist

Laumeier Sculpture Park

9776 Clayton Road, 994-7304,

12580 Rott Road, 615-5278,

Offer the perfect sentiment this Mother’s Day with long-lasting orchid plants from Ladue Florist. Housed in a decorative container, you can have these delivered to your mom to show her your love and appreciation.

Join in the tradition of celebrating Mother’s Day with Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Annual Art Fair Mother’s Day Brunch. Presented by Whole Foods Market, the brunch will take place on Sunday, May 10, at 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. Space is limited, and online purchase in advance is required.

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Laurie Solet

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Never Enough

NHB KnifeWorks

#18 The Boulevard, 727-7467; 1176 Town & Country Crossing Drive, 636-527-4139;

7822 Bonhomme Ave., 725-4008,

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4155 Beck Ave., 776-3800,

Treat your mom to the best at Morton’s The Steakhouse this Mother’s Day on May 10. Enjoy the delicious steak-and-lobster special for only $55; or try the exclusive Mother’s Day cocktail, The Hug, for $14. Reserve your table today.

You truly can never have enough of top-shelf fashions and jewelry. Pick up adornments, like this dazzling geode beaded necklace in vibrant color, Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our Webster boutique.

Be on the ‘cutting-edge’ of Mother’s Day gifts with this high-grade stainless steel knife set from NHB KnifeWorks. Complete with handmade handles in Bird of Paradise colors, this collection is as distinct in style as it is in cut.

This shimmery purse from Laurie Solet will complement any style, making it the ideal gift for Mother’s Day. The Botkier ‘Cara’ Folil Linen Bag shines with a beauty matched by your one and only Mom. $365

The best gifts are handmade. Design your own jewelry set for the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Or bring Mom to create her own!

Mother’s Day Drop-In Jewelry Making Experience

Friday, May 8, 2015 3:00p - 8:00p

$35 | No Appointment Necessary Items will be available for pickup the following week.

Third Degree Glass Factory Open Mon. - Sat. 10:00a - 5:00p Mother’s Day Shopping Hours: May 7 & 8 10:00a - 7:00p

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Saint Louis Ballet

Third Degree Glass Factory


Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Drive, 516-4949,

5200 Delmar Blvd., 367-4527,

8845 Ladue Road, 725-7464,

Share the gift of culture this Mother’s Day weekend by taking her to the ballet for the St. Louis premier performance of Don Quixote, based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes. A marriage of classical ballet and Spanish dance, Don Quixote is known for its technical wizardry and demanding choreography. Don’t miss this exciting weekend of performances by St. Louis’ professional ballet company!

Liven your living space with brightly colored glass art from Third Degree Glass Factory. These wall plates and other handmade glass artworks make the perfect unique gift for the equally unique mom.

Come see YLANG YLANG’s new home in Colonial Marketplace, just in time for the Heather Moore Mother’s Day Trunk Show! What better way to spoil your mom than to get her a piece of jewelry as unique and elegant as is she, like this charm necklace with personalized stamp designs.

Offering the BEST selection of unique jewelry, accessories and clothing in St. Louis since 2008!

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The search is on for our 2015 Lil' One! The grand-prize winner will star in a Ladue News Photo Shoot with Fashion Editor Katie Yeadon

Visit to enter. Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4. Voting on Facebook begins Friday, April 24; and ends on Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. The contest is open to children between 2 and 4 years old.* Each photo submitted must have been taken no more than 60 days prior to date of submission. Ideal photo size is at least 1 MB. *Specific age requirements:The contest is open to children between the ages of 2 and 4. Contestants must be at least 2 years old by April 24, 2015, and have not turned 5 years old before May 29, 2015.The winner will be determined at random among the top five vote-getters. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Vincent, LN’s 2014 Lil’ One

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Plan, Schedule & Prioritize BY CONNIE MITCHELL


SK ANY WOMAN WHO HAS GIVEN birth, and she’ll likely tell you that sleep is one of the things she missed the most during and immediately after pregnancy. Especially during the first and third trimesters, sleep may be disrupted, and pregnant women should “plan, schedule and prioritize” sleep, says Dr. David Weinstein, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “Although pregnancy is a time of great joy, excitement and anticipation, it can also be a time of serious sleep disturbances, even for women who have never had a sleep problem in the past,” Weinstein says. He cites a poll showing that 78 percent of women reported more sleep disturbances during pregnancy than at any other time in their life. Early on, hormonal changes are the culprit. “Women often experience profound tiredness in the first trimester, though body changes are not

profound just yet,” says Dr. Andrea Stephens, an obstetrician and gynecologist at St. Luke’s Hospital. Progesterone, which increases during the first trimester, encourages drowsiness and also relaxes muscle tissue, contributing to an increased need to urinate and to acid reflux, both of which can disturb sleep. Neck muscles also relax due to progesterone, increased blood flow to sinuses can narrow breathing passages, and some women gain excess weight during pregnancy, all of which contribute to obstructive sleep apnea. “Obstructive sleep apnea can be dangerous as it may increase the risk for gestational diabetes and high blood pressure,” says Dr. Joseph Ojile, CEO and founder of the Clayton Sleep Institute. “There was a ‘look back’ study published last year based on 55 million maternal-related hospital discharges from 1998 to

For the chef you love Made in the USA, and as selected by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, NHB KnifeWorks orks unique culinary knives are designed by professionally trained, St. Louis chef and co-owner/knife-maker, Nathaniel Bonnerr. Each knife is made from high-grade stainless, high carbon or Damascus steel, which is then coupled with a one-of-a-kind, individually cast, hand-made handle. The result is a unique knife that is balanced, ho olds its edge, and is as beautiful as it is functional. Whether professionally

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BACK PAIN GOT YOU DOWN? Make your appointment with Dr. Crane today! Call 314.849.0311 Dr. Benjamin P. Crane is a fellowship trained spine surgeon at Premier Care Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, a division of Signature Medical Group. Dr. Crane evaluates and treats neck and back conditions. Once all conservative measures are taken, he focuses on surgical spine care. Dr. Crane treats:

trained or just very “at home” in the kitchen, an NHB knife is the perfect gift for the chef you love on Mother’s Day!

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OME PEOPLE THINK MASSAGE IS A luxury. But in reality, massage is a complementary therapy that provides a host of physical and emotional benefits, making it a healthy practice for everyone, from those who simply need some stress reduction to people who are dealing with serious medical problems. “Massage may be helpful for overall relaxation of the body and mind, reduction of anxiety, insomnia related to stress, soft tissue strains and sprains, fibromyalgia, headaches, TMJ, poor circulation, reduction of spasms and cramps, edema (swelling), flexibility, and many other chronic conditions,” says Margo Mason, a licensed massage therapist with SSM Health at Home Hospice. Mason works with cancer patients, providing massage to reduce pain, promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and improve overall well-being. “Studies for cancer patients suggest massage

can decrease stress, anxiety, depression, pain and fatigue,” she says. “It can be a useful noninvasive addition to standard medical treatment.” Massage should be provided by a trained professional with expertise in working safely with people with cancer and with cancer survivors, she adds. “Generally, gentle massage and bodywork can be adapted to meet the needs of cancer patients.” For those who are generally healthy but feel tense or experience mild symptoms related to muscle tension or stress, massage can be a good way to ease affected muscles, while increasing neurotransmitters that help reduce anxiety and pain. “The act of massage helps facilitate the brain’s production of serotonin, which regulates mood and is good for balancing bipolar states, depression, etc. dopamine (which is involved in fine-motor skills such as handwriting) and also aids in enhancing proprioceptors (those parts of

the nervous system that tell us where we are in space and time). This is one reason why it is a great treatment for those with autism,” says Rick Warren, a massage therapist at Massage Envy Webster Groves. Massage also encourages production of oxytocin, the ‘feel-good’ hormone that is responsible for bonding and reducing anxiety and stress, he adds. Various types of massage are best for specific needs, and Warren notes that his techniques are dictated by several variables, based on his initial conversation with a client. “These variables, for Continued on page 85

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Do you have hand weakness after a stroke?



- A stroke 6 months ago or longer - Hand weakness

- Some ability to move your arm

- You do NOT need to be able to move your hand

You may benefit from: Thought Based Hand Rehabilitation

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO FOR THIS STUDY? You will come in for two screening visits. We will test your hand movement. We will do an EEG and show you how to use the robotic glove. If the researcher thinks you will be able to use the robotic glove, you will be invited to continue the study. If you continue with the study, treatment lasts for 12 weeks. You will do exercises every day at home for at least an hour with the glove. You will come for a visit every other week to track your progress. After the treatment, you will come in for one last visit.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS STUDY? You will get an additional 12 weeks of rehabilitation therapy. You will use a new rehabilitation tool. You may have better hand movement after this treatment. The researchers do not know how much your hand movement will improve with this treatment. Some people may not have any improvement. You will be paid for your time after study visits. Transportation can be provided at no additional cost.

HOW DO I ENROLL? Contact our occupational therapist, Lauren Souders to find out if you are eligible to participate.


Hand weakness happens a lot after a stroke. Sometimes typical rehabilitation therapy does not improve hand strength and movement after a stroke. Washington University and Neurolutions, Inc. made a robotic rehabilitation tool for stroke patients. The tool has a robotic glove that you wear on your hand and a headset that you wear on your head. The headset picks up your thoughts and sends them to the robotic glove. The robotic glove will open When you think “open” The robotic glove will close when you think “close” Researchers think that connecting thought with real hand movement may help hand strength and movement. This study will help decide if this tool helps with hand strength and movement after stroke.

Lauren Souders, MOT, OTR/L Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapist phone: 314-266-8015

Kelly Baranyai, MOT, OTR/L Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapist phone: 314-266-8015

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Home-grown A Ladue News Special Section


A Woman’s Welcome



OBIN SHELDON WANTS WOMEN to take care of themselves. It’s an idea that is at the core of her St. Louis-based—and now nationwide—women’s fashion and accessories store, Soft Surroundings. A New York native, Sheldon moved to St. Louis to start Soft Surroundings, which began as a shopping catalog in 1999. As a former interior designer, cataloguer and VP of merchandising for women’s fashion retailer Coldwater Creek, she knew the women’s fashion and home industries inside and out— especially the wants and needs of female baby boomers. And when she discovered there was something missing for this demographic in the retail world, she decided to fill it. Sheldon teamed up with St. Louis native Grant Williams, and soon, Soft Surroundings was born. Sheldon says Soft Surroundings aims to provide each unique woman with the clothing, makeup and bedroom accessories needed to make every day as comfortable—and stylish—as possible. “These independent women want to continue to represent their unique style, no matter what their age,” she notes. “And at the same time, they live in a time where we think we can have it all and do it all, so we have become adept multi-taskers.” With that in mind, each store offers busy women an easily accessible, relaxing respite as they find the products to fit their individual everyday needs. From a broad assortment of comfortable clothing, to innovative beauty products, and bedding and home accessories to make her personal space a sanctuary, Sheldon says women of any age will see something they love. “We want each woman to feel like she is doing something nice for herself— like giving herself a hug. Whether it’s the visual experience in the catalog, the online experience, or walking through the doors of one our stores to be greeted by associates, there is a warmth in our business that she recognizes.” And Sheldon is right: Soaring sales show the products have spoken to women of all ages throughout the country. So much so, that the company will expand from 20 to 29 stores across the nation by the end of the year. While the company thrives, Sheldon says she’s still the business’ best customer. “I have so much of it. There are pieces called Timelys, and I live in these things—from Timely tees to turtlenecks.” And while success is sweet, Sheldon is careful to point out that the goal isn’t about selling things— but about making a contribution to women’s lives. “We are dedicated to convincing women they need to be good to themselves. We want to help her every way we possibly can.” 44

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An Entrepreneurial Rx for Health Care



XPRESS SCRIPTS HAS A YOUNG but successful history in St. Louis. The company was started in 1986 by a core group of people who were (and still are) passionate about health care. The founders were convinced there was a better way to do payments. Express Scripts’ CEO George Paz says St. Louis was the perfect place to start an endeavor like this. “The St. Louis region has provided all of the elements we need for successful growth: a talented, diverse, driven workforce; a businessfriendly environment; and an incubator to transform health care,” he says. “Express Scripts was born in St. Louis and we’re proud to have grown up here. We believe we are a good representation of what this region can accomplish when it puts the right people and passion behind great ideas.” Express Scripts employs 6,000 people in St. Louis and 30,000 worldwide. And Paz has built it into a Fortune 100 company, the 20th largest in the United States. It also has become the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the country. It specializes in providing claims processing, home delivery pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy benefit management, and a variety of other pharmaceutical benefits. The company is shaped by six core values: integrity, mutual respect and passion, which apply to how the company defines itself; and three more that define how its employees work: alignment, collaboration and service. “Our singular focus is to get patients the right medication at the right time at the right price,” Paz says. In 1986, the company started its journey when Medicare Glaser Inc. and Sanus Corp. Health Systems came together. It didn’t take long for Express Scripts to be purchased by New York Life Insurance Company in 1989; and, from there, it became a publicly traded company in 1992. The company is now responsible for more than 1 billion prescriptions for 85 million Americans. “We have a unique opportunity to help solve two of our country’s most critical challenges: controlling health care costs and improving patient care,” Paz notes. “It’s a great responsibility and obligation, and we’re motivated every day to make the use of prescription drugs safer and more affordable.” Brian Henry, VP for corporate communications at Express Scripts, notes that St. Louis has been instrumental in the company’s growth because of its “entrepreneurial spirit.”

Because of institutions like Washington University and BJC HealthCare, the St. Louis community “really understands health care,” Henry says.

“It’s a highly educated workforce,” he explains. “We’ve come to rely on higher education. Who we are has a lot to do with where we live. People here are willing to work hard and do what’s right.”

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Home-grown A Ladue News Special Section


Nurturing the Next Generation



HEN JENNIFER LABIT started using cloth diapers, it was a matter of necessity: She was carrying her first child when she and her husband, Jimmy, were both laid off during an economic downturn. “We were living on $30 a week,” she recalls. “We went to minimum-wage jobs. Thankfully, we had health insurance. On a $30-a-week budget, you can’t also afford diapers.” Then, in 2002, she launched Cotton Babies with $100 worth of merchandise in her closet. Today, the company sells three brands of cloth diapers that it manufactures, along with other infant necessities, employing hundreds of workers. There are storefronts in Town & Country and Washington state; and the bumGenius, Flip and Econobum brand diapers also are sold nationwide at Buy Buy Baby, Babies ‘R’ Us and independent retailers. “What started in 2002, out of a need to put food on my family’s table, has become this incredible thing that has happened,” Labit says. There are three main reasons families choose to use cloth diapers, Labit explains. Some families are facing economic hardship, like hers once did. “Huggies did a study on families with disposable diapers, and one in three families were choosing between diapers and essentials like food and child care,” she notes, adding that disposable diapers can cost $1,700 to $2,000 per child between birth and age 2. Other moms have environmental reasons for their choice: “Five hundred years ago is when Michelangelo was carving the statue of David,” she says. “In 500 years, our kids’ diapers still will be sitting in landfills.” And for each child who uses disposable diapers, 1 ton of landfill waste is created, she says. The third main reason that families choose cloth diapers is the fashion element, Labit says. That’s because modern diapers are not the least bit like the ones our grandmothers used: They’re colorful and form-fitting, and come with multisized snaps in modern fabrics and designs. Since many of the mothers choosing cloth diapers today only remember the disposable diapers of their own childhoods, Cotton Babies has made efforts to become a community resource, Labit notes. The store is home to classes 46

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that introduce moms to cloth diapering, as well as resources for breastfeeding and other child-rearing topics. “It’s an effort to facilitate community involvement,” she says. “It’s an opportunity for moms to get out and be with each other, and learn about things they care about.” Cotton Babies also created its Share the Love diaper bank, which has grown from its start in St. Louis to become one of the nation’s largest cloth diaper banks, with 125 locations, Labit says. “We use local volunteers to connect needy families on WIC, or food stamps, with enough cloth diapers to take care of their baby, so they don’t need to find disposable diapers when they need to be using that money to feed their family.” At last count, the nonprofit had distributed enough cloth diapers to replace 3.2 million disposable diapers, she adds. “Twenty disposable diapers will last only five or

six days; we’re able to give the same family cloth diapers, and assuming they have washing abilities, it will take care of the needs until they’re out of diapers.” Labit aims to be part of what she sees as a generational shift in diapering practices, with disposable brands losing market share to cloth diapers. “We’ve seen several generations in a row now with no real knowledge (of cloth diapering). The shift started to come back in 2002, when you started to see modern cloths being introduced to the world,” she says. “To see what’s happened as the community of moms picked up the brand and carried it—because we didn’t have a lot of money for marketing over the years—the moms have carried us to their friends and told them to shop with us. It’s an honor, and I love being able to serve the community.”




Walter Knoll Florist: Flower Power



OU’D BE HARD-PRESSED TO find someone who doesn’t remember the story of the first time they received a floral arrangement. “We don’t sell just flowers. We sell a message,” says Chuck Knoll, a fifth generation member of the Walter Knoll Florist family. “There’s a special power in flowers—and they feel good.” The earliest iteration of the Walter Knoll family business emerged in the 1840s, when the first Knolls arrived in St. Louis from Germany. The Knoll Brothers, as the company was known at the time, were retailers and produce-growers, selling their products as ‘truck farmers’ throughout the alleyways of the city. At some point, the family began selling flowers, and the founding of Walter Knoll Florist as we have come to know it was documented in 1883. The Knoll family has been a national leader in the floral industry from day one. They were the first rose-growers west of the Mississippi, buying the patent to grow the American Beauty rose. At the time, roses were highly protected, and the Knoll family was able to grow its roses year-round. The greenhouses that housed the roses—one of the first technological advances the family has explored over the years—were heated by a row of holes in the middle of the floor that were filled with burning coals. Primitive by our standards, this was an early edition in a series of creative innovations taken by the family that eventually became the very first florist to sell flowers over the Internet. Each generation at the helm has brought something new to the business. When Knoll’s grandfather first started out, his arrangements were made of flowers grown in his own backyard. Throughout his tenure, the company expanded outward, eventually able to purchase flowers from growers all over the St. Louis area. By the time Knoll’s father joined the company, the florists could purchase as far as a 300- to 500-mile radius from St. Louis. Now, Walter Knoll Florist can import its flowers from around the world. A large portion of its products come from small growers in Quito, Ecuador, who are carefully vetted in person by the family. Flowers are grown and packaged specifically for Walter Knoll, and arrive in St. Louis within three to five days. From there, one of the 100 or so members of the stateside team in ‘Walter Knoll Land’ takes over in caring for the flowers, each with a deeply rooted knowledge base in the product with which they are dealing. “Our people are real florists,” Knoll explains. “They understand the product, sell the product, make the product and deliver the product.”



This invaluable understanding of the product lends itself to the ultimate customer experience through the memory and message that is being crafted by each individual order. “We are sculptors sculpting a botanical product,” Knoll says. “I am 100 percent relying on what God created, preparing it and using it.” For example, roses ordered for a funeral arrangement are much further down the life cycle than roses ordered for a gift arrangement. Gift arrangements typically will

come with unopened buds so that the recipient can enjoy watching the flowers open up. Funeral floral arrangements are chosen when they are at their most robust, so they are at their best when displayed. A lot of thought and background work goes into each arrangement, and Knoll emphasizes the nature of the business: communicating a message from giver to recipient. Remember the first time you got flowers? “What else did you get that year?” Knoll asks. Maybe you got a car, but it’s not likely that you’d remember much else. As far as memorability goes, Knoll notes, “It’s hard to beat the value of flowers.” As a sixth generation of Knolls begins to limber up for their turn to run the business, it’s undeniable that this family has built a local empire. Shops are expanding, the Knolls have started selling wholesale flowers, and also offer a full-size lawn and garden lot. “Our flower shop doesn’t look like my grandpa’s flower shop,” Knoll says. “But what’s important is the transmission of sentiment—and that is always the same.”

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Liv ing Connect the Dots

That’s a Winner!


‌By Benjamin Akande

ineteen years ago, William DeWitt purchased the St. Louis Cardinals for a mere $150 million. It turned out to be a smart investment. According to an annual report published recently in Forbes magazine, our St. Louis Cardinals are now worth $1.4 billion—making the team the sixth most valuable franchise in Major League Baseball. The report adds that the Cardinals, who have had 16 winning seasons in the last 19 years and four World Series appearances, had $294 million in revenues last year—not bad for a team that plays in one of the league’s smallest markets. In the TV ratings game, the Cardinals also are undisputed champions, pulling in the highest ratings in professional baseball. Even the departure of former superstar Albert Pujols did not diminish the win-ability or value of this storied franchise. The Cardinals’ profitability is good news for DeWitt, but also fantastic news for the greater St. Louis region. Here are just a few of the ways the Cardinals’ strong financial fortunes benefit our community: Economic impact: The Cardinals’ allure has transformed downtown St. Louis into one of the region’s most popular destinations. Each year, approximately 3 million baseball fans flock to downtown St. Louis. Of these, more than a million come from out of state and 90 percent come from outside the St. Louis City limits. Legions of baseball fans patronize the growing number of restaurants and watering holes dotting the Busch

Stadium neighborhood before heading home. These fans also patronize other nearby businesses, including parking lots and hotels. The St. Louis Regional Chamber says the Cardinals’ economic impact on the region was $352 million in 2014, up from $330 million during the 2013 season. Each time the Cardinals have a successful playoff run, it pumps another $20 million into the region’s economy, according to the Chamber. Jobs: Big-time sporting events create athletic jobs, as well as lots of non-athletic jobs, including cleaning services, food vendors, sound technicians and security personnel. About 3,000 workers staff each Cardinals game, and the multiplied impact from these workers is significant. Community involvement: In the last 16 seasons, the Cardinals have donated almost 4 million tickets to children and charities. During that same period, the team’s nonprofit foundation, Cardinals Care, has invested immensely in the region’s kids. To date, it has distributed some $18 million to St. Louis area nonprofit youth organizations, as well as built 19 youth ball fields in local disadvantaged neighborhoods. More than 4,500 kids in the St. Louis region have been served each season as part of the Redbird Rookies program since its founding 18 years ago. In addition to organizing athletic events, Redbird Rookies provides services such as mentoring, health screenings and scholarship opportunities for college. Bottom line: The DeWitt family’s acquisition of the Cardinals has produced two sets of winners: the DeWitt family and the rest of us in the greater St. Louis region. Go Cards!

Benjamin Ola. Akande is a professor of economics and dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University.


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Your First Presentation: What’s Your Topic?



OME STUDENTS AND CLIENTS have been ‘asked’ by their employer to get help with their presentation skills. Many firms who used to have a ‘rainmaker’ no longer have that individual. This puts pressure on accountants, engineers, architects and others, who in most cases detest selling and making presentations. Others I work with are accomplished speakers who want to up their game. They know “professionals have coaches, amateurs don’t.” The first presentation depends on the individual’s speaking experiences and their goals. Seasoned speakers, or those with specific business/job goals, hone their talk around topics that will promote them as an expert. We perceive really good speakers as experts. We like to work with experts. Experts can command more money for their products and services. Speaking well is an excellent way to be seen as an expert. For individuals just starting on this skill, when deciding on a speaking topic, I ask them to consider that a presentation has two components: content and delivery. Content is your message. Delivery is presenting that message. Thus, my advice to folks without specific goals is: make your first presentation something you are passionate about. It might be a hobby, charitable cause, personal health or education goal. The important point is if you’re going to talk about your passion, you know your subject matter. You know it very well. That topic is your content. It will take little research, if any, to develop it, and you can work on your delivery, and delivery trumps content! You could be the world’s leading authority on a topic, but if it isn’t delivered in a

manner that educates, entertains and explains it well, your audience will never get it. Getting it is the goal of all communication: verbal, written or visual. The audience may not agree with everything you say. They may not agree with anything. However, if they don’t get it, there cannot be a conversation going forward. I teach a three-evening public speaking class through a local community college. The class format is this: • I speak the first night on the components, parts, and elements of a presentation. I name them, explain them and give examples. • I present nuggets to take a presentation from blah to ah! • I then cover the fear of public speaking. • Why we have it. • Nuggets to lessen it. The following week, students give a five-minute presentation. Their talk can be about anything. As previously stated, my advice is to talk about their passion. The other students and I critique their talk. We are certain to mention several things we liked, and give suggestions on areas that need improvement. They return for a third session to

either improve the speech they already gave, or deliver a new one; and evaluations are done. Let me tell you a story: A student in a recent class was an engineer. It was not his choice to be there, but his company’s decision. He sat in the last seat, in the last row, and was obviously out of his comfort zone. Giving the ‘Who are you, what you do, and why are you here,’ introduction was painful for him. The second week came along, and he chose to speak about his passion: baseball. His enthusiasm for this sport was quickly evident. Specifically, he thought former Cardinal Jim Edmonds should be in the Hall of Fame. The reasons he gave for this were explicit and very detailed. When he spoke, it was obvious this was a topic he knew extremely well and didn’t have to research. Because of his knowledge of his passion, he was able to organize material in a manner that made sense to the audience. This confirms this fact: Having passion for a topic usually means a good presentation. Passion plus knowledge makes it better. Combine passion, knowledge and technique, and a speaker will own the audience! Here’s another story from the same class: A lady spoke about fishing. She didn’t tell us any “fish that got away” stories, or how to fish, or where her secret fishing holes were located. She spoke about the “healing power” of fishing and how it helped when her son died. It was an emotional narrative told by the person who lived it. It was extremely well presented and received. Many suggested she talk to others with similar tragedies in their lives. Her personal story and method of healing could help many. Hopefully, she is now doing this. For your first presentation, consider talking about your passion and this component of your presentation will be—NO SWEAT!

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A Conversation with a Social Media Guru BY RICHARD GAVATIN

This is the first of a two-part series.


HE DELIVERY METHODS WILL EVOLVE, but the idea of exchanging information in various ways with a limited or in some cases, unlimited number of people on social media, is here to stay. No, it’s not only Twitter and Facebook, and it’s not only teenagers who text each other. This is big business, and will be a huge part of corporate planning for the next several decades. What follows is the first of two articles based on an extended interview with Erin Moloney, director of strategic marketing at Perficient, a social media firm based in St. Louis, but with offices around the country. Perficient is helping businesses take advantage of the new trends. Maloney has been with Perficient since 2009. They were looking for a social media manager at the time, when they realized that getting their message out with a blog was faster than previous methods. They needed someone to come in to answer the questions: How do we use blogging? How do we use Twitter? And, more importantly, How do we bring it all together? That was Erin’s role. “I work for corporate marketing at Proficient so I am helping Proficient figure out what their strategy should be to attract better companies. We have consultants who are digital transformation experts. So they know about social media, website, e-commerce, and about design and user experience,” Moloney says. Moloney also is the president of the Social Media Club of Saint Louis that “serves as a resource for learning about emerging trends, tools, technologies, strategies and opportunities.” “Our mission is just to help bring people together who want to talk about social media technologies and strategy, but not just from a marketing perspective. They also can be talking about how social media

is used by children, and how parents can help govern their use of social media,” she explains. “We try to have at least one meeting a month, where we have a casual, after-work hour, a lot of our – we call them our community of fans because we don’t charge for membership—like to get together after work. They’re mostly working professionals. They can go relax over a drink and talk about social media.” You can find the Social Media Club on Twitter, and our own blog, The Future In researching this, I have found that most experts see a trend away from public sharing and more towards private sites, a belief shared by Moloney. “Especially for teenagers, they want to get away from where their grandparents and their parents are,” she says. “So that’s why a lot of kids are

moving off from Facebook and on to Snapchat. If you are not familiar with Snapchat, you may remember the ’70s TV show, Mission Impossible, where every episode began with a taped recording, a voice gave the team instruction that warned: This message will self-destruct in 20 seconds. That is what Snapchat does in the 21st century. After you send a message (or picture), it will disappear in approximately 25 seconds, and you will not be able to retrieve it after. That means that anything stupid you may have said online that potentially could come back and bite you is not going to do that if you use Snapchat. (Note: Snapchat does store the data per the legal agreement you sign when you start using it). There are a few others like Snapchat, but none that has reached the same number of users. Another new service is called Ello, which has been described as an ad-free site with a conscience, like a private member’s club. And then, the hype around it is FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out. It had a brief, glorious era but then fell off, sort of like Google+, which, by the way, is on its way out. The attraction was that Ello was ad-free; and people are freaking out with all the ads on Facebook, which now has plans of reducing the number of ads, especially the free ones. Another site that is getting more and more attention is Vine, owned by Twitter. It consists of 6-second videos. It’s the same concept that Twitter had when it first came out with a 140-character limit. It’s saying, OK, yes, we get that the video is important. But with YouTube, you never know what you’re going to get, right? You sit down to watch, and you might be committing yourself to three minutes or three hours. So Vine is saying, Get your point across in six seconds. It challenges people, and you don’t have to be a video expert to do it. In next month’s installment, we will talk about some other new and exciting media.

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EIGHBORS CAN BE A HOMEOWNER’S best friend–or their worst enemy. People living in close quarters to each other can hit a few bumps in the road every now and then, but issues can almost always be worked out peacefully and productively. There are a variety of things neighbors can get into small disputes about; but occasionally, the disagreement builds to the point of suing. Jeff Schmitt, an attorney with Danna McKitrick, says most of the neighbor disputes he sees are over property boundaries. “People should know that this is not a typical business transaction where you only deal with somebody one time,” Schmitt says. “You could Continued on page 52

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LIV ING be living next to them for a long time. You don’t want to burn bridges, or things could get very uncomfortable.” Though many conflicts can be solved without legal counsel, Schmitt says there are times when it’s appropriate, like with forming a draft of rights for things like driveway easements. For instance, he explains if a driveway is built a few inches onto someone else’s property, it’s a good idea for homeowners to form a written agreement with their neighbor detailing rights and obligations. “That way, when either one of those parties goes to sell their house, it doesn’t affect the sale,” Schmitt says. “It also gives the new owner peace of mind.” Armstrong Teasdale attorney Tim Tryniecki says he sees a lot of similar trespass claims. “We see people who have built a fence a few feet over into their neighbor’s yard, or plant a tree that drops fruit and/or leaves into their neighbor’s yard,” he says. Those, he says, are in the realm of encroachments.


Tryniecki also has seen cases of storm water runoff, pool drainage or clogged gutters that flood neighboring properties. “While the laws on trespassing cases are pretty clear, water can be mushy,” he says. Legal fees concerning trespass cases can escalate quickly, and can become long and drawn-out. In the event that a homeowner is sued, Tryniecki advises calling an attorney to find out how long they have to respond and how much it will cost to fight it.

Business in focus BY AMANDA DAHL

Butler’s Pantry recently received the ‘Caterer of the Year’ award from The St. Louis Wedding Awards. The catering company also received ‘Best Food Presentation’ and ‘Best Event Produced for a Non-Profit Organization’ at the 2015 Louie Awards from The International Special Events Society. The company also welcomes JORDAN CHITWOOD as its CFO. He is a documented Certified Public Accountant as a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. COCA welcomes JENNIFER STOFFEL as director of external affairs and strategic initiatives. The nonprofit institution also is pleased to announce the financial success of its division, COCAbiz, which has achieved zero debt—a rarity for nonprofits. The training division will host a bizSESSION event on May 14 with a panel of business experts, including CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, Bob Chapman. ELIZABETH McCARTER was the recipient of the Dudley C. Dunlop Distinguished Service Award from the St. Louis County Bar Association. She is a partner in the Dunlop, McCarter & Granneman law firm and supports many different organizations throughout St. Louis, including the University of Missouri, the Salem United Methodist Church and St. Louis Alzheimer’s Association. Maryville University has named CHERIE FISTER, MFA, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective June 1. She has served as interim


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“They should find out the prospects and favorability, along with how long it could take,” he says. “Most things end up being settled.” Typically, a homeowner has 30 days to respond to a lawsuit in a state court, but if they’re filing for an adjunction, there may be less than 30 days to respond. “If you see the word ‘adjunction,’ call an attorney,” Tryniecki says. In most cases, Tryniecki recommends talking to the neighbor first, but warns to be careful not to say anything that could harm a legal case.

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dean since last June and as associate dean and director of graphic design previously. Washington University recently named LEGAIL CHANDLER as vice chancellor for human resources. She previously served as assistant dean and executive director of human resources for the School of Medicine. She succeeds Lorraine GoffeRush, who became VP for human resources at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Yamaha Corporation named Piano Distributors as the recipient of the Clavinova Piano Dealer of the Year Award. BILL and SANDY BOYCE accepted the award at the 2015 NAMM music products show in Anaheim, California. Ready by 21 is pleased to announce KATIE KAUFMANN as its project director. She has previously worked with Teach for America, St. Louis for Kids, the Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board and the Regional Business Council. IGNATIUS YUAN was named VP and assistant general counsel in the legal department for First Bank. He was previously the general counsel and director of human resources for Baily International, Inc. and senior vice president and general counsel for First National Bank. UMB Bank welcomes PHILLIP KLEVORN as senior VP, regional manager of UMB Private Wealth Management. He will oversee sales

development for private wealth in St. Louis and lead the team of associates. He also serves as vice chair for the St. Louis Tax Increment Finance Commission and treasurer for the International Institute of St. Louis. ANGELA THAMES was recently named director of development at Logos School. Kids In The Middle welcomes JEN DYKEMAN, KRISTIN MALAT, and TEKESHA McGOWN to its clinical staff as therapists. The Kirkwood School District Board of Education recently appointed SHONDA AMBERSPHILLIPS to executive director of student services. Her predecessor, Shirleas Washington, is set to retire after 25 years as a public educator. Creve Coeur Camera recently relocated its superstore to a larger facility at 12747 Olive Blvd. The new location will offer a shooting area where customers can demo cameras.


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Luxury Living A Ladue News Special Section

One Lamp: Different Looks BY LISA WATSON

‌ here’s no one right way to design a room—everything is open to a variety of interpretations. To prove T the point, we gave area designers a challenge: We selected a lamp, and asked each one to use it in a room. And this fluted mercury glass lamp (from the Mariana Home collection, exclusive to Wilson Lighting) proved worthy of the task. Its clean lines and neutral color make it a perfect fit, no matter the setting. ALAN BRAINERD Alan Brained Incorporated What a gorgeous lamp! The wonderful quality of this piece is that it is a classic design. The shape is based on an early Egyptian form that also was used by the Greeks. The mercury glass will fit in with either traditional or contemporary settings. Since the color of the lamp is so neutral, it will be happy with any color! The effect will change, depending on the setting. Place this lamp against a red F. Schumacher wallcovering wall and the neutrality pops. Place it against a more neutral color, and it quietly becomes more of an art form and sculptural. This lamp would be a lovely addition to almost any room.

CAROLYN PETERSON Carolyn Peterson Design The classic French styling of this sofa moves forward into today’s modern palette. The featured lamp is a perfect pairing as the soft fluted lines are reflective of the sofa frame. Mercury glass is always a classic texture to add to any look, but the beautiful crystal tone takes the sofa to another level of style.


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ANNE SMITH June Roesslein Interiors We visualize this glamorous table lamp in a bedroom. Its light and airy feel defines the interior selections for wallcovering, fabrics and furniture. The furniture is new traditional, with simplified classic lines, in a British mahogany finish. The wallcovering is textural, with gold and silver threads, alluding to the base of the table lamp. The

window treatment fabric is an abstracted metallic sand-dollar pattern on a white linen background. The bedding fabric consists of a quilted small crackle pattern. A natural hide, in taupe, would be incorporated for an accent lumbar pillow. The trim is a tape, with small crystal banding, that provides a bit of bling! All in all, a very ethereal feel!



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Forgery Protection

Authenticate Your Art


By Brittany Nay

priceless painting by a renowned artist is up on the online auction block, and you’re itching to bid. But wait…how can you be sure the piece is authentic? With art forgeries on the rise in recent years—The New York Times reported the number of high-profile art forgery cases had increased by 35 percent from 2012 to 2013—consumers have to be more careful than ever when it comes to adding works to their collections. “Forgeries always have been a part of the art world,” notes Scott Kerr, president of McCaughen and Burr Fine Arts. But he adds the age of the Internet has changed the landscape. “Anyone can claim a piece to be anything that they want it to be,” he says. “You see a lot of forgeries coming out of the Middle East with antiquities,

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and a lot with European paintings.” However, forgeries are less common among American artwork in the high-end market, explains Jon Kodner, co-owner of Kodner Gallery. But Kodner and Kerr agree that art collectors have to be cautious when it comes to low-to-midmarket public auctions, as well as online auction sites. “If you see they have a painting purported to be by a major painter, they are likely forgeries,” Kerr notes. “And there are several—like Edouard Cortes—who are commonly faked painters.” Luckily, Kerr and Kodner say there are a number of ways consumers can protect themselves against being taken by a forgery: •  ‌First, shine a black light over the artwork— anything added will floresce. •  ‌Next, know the artist and his or her subjects. If, for instance, a landscape painter’s signature is on a race-horse drawing, it is most likely fake. •  ‌Then, examine the work’s materials, including the canvas, stretcher bars and paint. •  ‌Also, be sure to check the artist’s signature. If it does not share the likeness of the original signature, the work may be unauthentic. •  ‌And do your research: Check the reverse side of the piece for gallery or institution history, and consider the source selling the work, as wellestablished sources will stand behind the piece with a lifetime warranty or guarantee. •  ‌Finally, ask an industry expert. Oftentimes, a r t d e a l e rs w i l l o f f e r c o m p l i m e n t a r y authentication. Kodner Gallery, which has been in the business for 50 years, annually holds the Trash or Treasure event, slated for Oct. 10 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois, to provide expert authentications and appraisals. Kerr adds that McCaughen & Burr, which has a 175-year history, offers complimentary authentication services. “We’ve been doing this so long,” he says, “there’s not going to be anyone who can get anything by us.”

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Luxury Underfoot ‌ he right accent rug can tie together an entire T space. Step into spring in comfort and class with these rug selections from top local designers. BY BRITTANY NAY

Steps rug, sizes range from 2’ x 3’ to 8’ x 10’, $78-$840, available at Savvy Surrounding Style

Banshee rug, sizes range from 2’ x 3’ to 8’ x 11’, $160-$2,113, available at Savvy Surrounding Style

Molino rug, sizes range from 2’ x 3’ to 8’ x 10’, $95-$1,080, available at Savvy Surrounding Style

Sonoma turquoise rug from Jaunty, sizes include 5’ x 8’ and 8’ x 11’, $747-$1,767, available at Ooh La La Home Furnishings

Sonoma brown rug from Jaunty, sizes include 5’ x 8’ and 8’ x 11’, $747-$1,767, available at Ooh La La Home Furnishings


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Rexford rug from Jaunty, sizes include 6’ and 8’, $957 and up, available at Ooh La La Home Furnishings

Geisha rug, sizes range from 2’ x 3’ to 8’ x 11’, $358-$5,015, available at Savvy Surrounding Style

THE ULTIMATE Zebra rug, 10’ 9” x 8’ 5”, featuring six hand-cut and hand-stitched 100-percent natural zebra hides trimmed in chestnut leather with a khaki canvas back, $22,500, available at Forsyth,

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‌Alan Brainerd, Inc.

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Serve up exceptional design for your guests to admire with one-of-a-kind items found at Alan Brainerd, Inc. The boutique offers consigned high-end antique pieces, like these charming cherub candlesticks, to set off your event or home in style. Visit the website to learn about all the things owner Alan Brainerd can do for you, including design services.

Baker Pool Construction can turn your backyard into an oasis. This Wildwood swimming pool has a stone masonry raised pool wall, and features a sheer descent waterfall, medallions and firepots.

Showcase your worldly treasures and prized possessions in a striking curio, like this Chin Hua Harbin Display of Century Furniture. You can customize it with lighting, colorful enamel and wood finishes, or in other unique ways that match the beauty of its contents.

Who could resist this face? Add personality to any room with fun and quirky artwork infused with color from Expressions. These offbeat paintings will light up your interior space in funky fashion.

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Kodner Gallery

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Find eye-catching pieces, like this Big Buddha Grayson Bag, from The Gatesworth Gift Shop. The studded bronze tapering makes it all too easy to match your accessories. Plus, the pop of coral will liven up any ensemble and surely catch notice.

Through innovative interior design, June Roesslein Interiors impacts people’s lives. By collaborating with clients, an environment is created that inspires pride. With the belief it’s what’s inside that counts, your home will symbolize all that you value in fine style.

Elevate the interior of your home with fine art that inspires and provokes. Arriving for spring, artworks from Milton Avery, Maurice Freedman, Edouard Cortes, George Caleb Bingham, Thomas Hart Benton, William Glackens, Frank B. Nuderscher and more await you at Kodner Gallery.

Celebrating 175 years, McCaughen and Burr Fine Arts, specializes in the buying and selling of fine 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings. An expert in painting restoration for private, public and corporate clientele, the gallery also carries a large line of frames, including a unique line of hand-carved guilt frames. Uncover works like this Miriam McKinnie oil on panel painting called Still Life 1941 to showcase on your wall. 30” x 26”

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Savvy Surrounding Style

Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa

Westport Pools

Wilson Lighting

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This piece includes 3,000 hand-painted feathers gathered into a unified form to create a dramatic visual impact. Signifying Daedalus who, according to Greek mythology, was a skilled craftsman and artist, the artwork’s shape alludes to a shield, and channels the intrinsic magic and awe of nature. 72” x 72”. $17,000

The philosophy behind Wellbridge Athletic Club & Spa is simple: Ease your mind, and your body will follow. Open to the public, the spa treatment oasis is fullservice from head-to-toe.

Westport Pools has been providing the finest customer service to pool owners in the St. Louis area since 1967. The company knows no two pools are alike, so its opening and closing services are designed to be flexible and fit clients’ needs. Schedule your pool opening online today.

Uncover a posh table and raise the bar on interior decor with the help of Wilson Lighting. Perfect for holding your beverage, this chic bird tray is made of brass, iron, and paua shell inlay.

ENCHANTING 8 ACRE ESTATE IN LADUE For the Discerning Buyer! This premiere property features 14+ rooms and 9500 square feet of elegantly designed interior spaces, and unparalleled beauty in surrounding woodlands and award winning gardens. Relax and repose by exquisite pool and pool house overlooking grounds and lovely pond; or play tennis (or basketball) on lighted courts. Enjoy picking homegrown vegetables from your own garden, then dine alfresco under the twinkling lights of the greenhouse. Read by any one of four magnificent fireplaces, in living room, master bedroom, breakfast room, rec room; or in the cozy tranquility of a beautiful burled wood office. Utilize the ease of Crestron technology inside and outside the home. Live the life you’ve only dreamed of in magnificent style and privacy. Price Available Upon Request

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39 Black Rock Road Camdenton Bobbi Bash Bobbi Bash Realty

2509 Greenbriar Ridge Drive Des Peres Mary Beth Benes Coldwell Banker Gundaker



Drive inside the majestic gated entrance, and discover the home that has it all. This lakefront property displays spectacular views with floor-to-ceiling windows, and with each of the 5 bedrooms completed in master suite-style with a luxurious bath. Entertain company in the family/billiard room or the outdoor kitchen. Your guests simply will fall in love with the gorgeous landscaping, featuring waterfalls and a salt-water pool. $2.890 million

Situated on more than an acre of land, this spectacular 2-story estate offers elevator access to all levels, including the lower-level walkout. Elegant design can be found throughout the more than 6,000-square-foot residence, including in the family room with a brick fireplace and wide bay window, which showcases the private wooded surroundings. With two decks and two patios, plus a 3-car garage, you will feel like you have found an oasis in the city. $989,000

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303-3232, 630-3165, This 1.5-story home is built for entertaining with a large kitchen, including an island and main-level mudroom. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and arched windows in the great room impress with grandiose design. From features like the fireplace and hobby area to a recreation room and laundry area with ample storage, live efficiently in this incredibly well-designed home. $565,000

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Why Choose Kodner Gallery?

Trust Family-owned for nearly 50 years, Kodner Gallery offers an unparalleled international reach within the very best venue for those who wish to acquire or sell their works of art.

Do not gamble by buying or selling at auction or out of town. Do not pay high commissions or hidden fees.

Quality Kodner Gallery has one of the finest and most eclectic collections in the nation. Our expertise includes European and American paintings, drawings, fine prints and sculpture. As certified appraisers, we stand behind every artwork purchased for as long as you own it, unlike the limited guarentees offered by the auctions.

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Service Whether you are just getting started, expanding your collection or considering selling your works of art, let the experts at Kodner Gallery assist you with confidence, quality and personal service. Free verbal consultations are always offered daily.

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34 Somerset Downs Drive • Ladue • $1,449,000 Privacy and serenity are the hallmarks of this picturesque three-acre property in the center of Ladue. Featuring a gorgeous chefs kicthen, hearth room and a walk-out lower level with pool. The property provides a park-like setting with breath-taking views.


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44 Berkshire Richmond Heights Sandra Coburn RedKey Realty Leaders 495-0295, The facade, complete with a pillared entryway, showcases the magnificent design of this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath property. From the spacious master suite to the finished lower level, you will appreciate the architectural details put into this home. It even includes a bonus room, which can be used as a music room or as an office, plus a 2-car garage.

Corner of Ladue and Mason Roads Creve Coeur Enclave Bellerive Fischer & Frichtel Homes, McKelvey Homes, and Simon Homes 469-4436 (Fischer & Frichtel Homes), 469-4446 (McKelvey Homes), 469-4888 (Simon Homes), Find incomparable luxury living at The Villages at Enclave Bellerive. Three majestic display homes by Simon, McKelvey, and Fischer & Frichtel are now open for touring. Located in a coveted area within St. Louis County, these homes offer a prime real-estate opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

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THE SPA IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Contact the Spa Desk at Clayton, 314.746.1501 or Town & Country, 636.207.3001 for more information. *Restrictions may apply. Must be local resident age 18 or older with valid ID. First time guests only. Offer ends May 10, 2015.

Located in Sunset Hills, this newly-constructed 3-story estate boasts of smart-home technology and picturesque outdoor living space, with two patios and a large sundeck on almost an acre of land. Uncover stunning features in the more than 6,000-square-foot home, including a chef’s dream kitchen, plus breakfast room, a decadent master bath and suite, and finished lower level complete with wet bar. $1 million

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room in the back seat, but the sharply raked rear intrudes a bit on headroom. The Fusion is motivated by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor and can run on electric power alone up to 85 miles per hour. Regenerative braking captures up to 90 percent of the brake energy to replenish the battery. Gas mileage is 44 city, 41 highway. A plug-in hybrid is also available. Pick-up is decent and more than adequate for the mileage-conscious driving expected of hybrid owners. Handling is similarly fine for hybrid drivers. A blind spot monitor and lane-departure warning prevent lane-changing incidents, and a back-up camera, back-up sensors and cross-traffic alert insure safe reversing. The suspension is a nice trade-off between handling and comfort. According to Terry Watkins, new car sales manager at Bommarito Ford, “With the new, more compact lithium batteries, the Fusion hybrid can have a 60/40 folding rear seat, plus they last longer and are more durable.” The Fusion hybrid ranges from about $26,000 to $32,000 before options, depending on which of the three trim levels you choose. On a personal note, thank you to my loyal readers as I celebrate my 20th anniversary of writing the automotive column for Ladue News.

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N ADDITION TO DEATH AND TAXES, IT’S probably fair to say that the only thing sure in life is that gas prices will go back up. The surprisingly low gas prices of the last few months just can’t last; so if you’re buying a new car, it still makes sense to make gas mileage a primary consideration. Short of a pure electric, your best bet for high gas mileage is a gas/electric hybrid, of which there are now many on the market. One attractive hybrid that combines high gas mileage with legendary reliability is the Honda Accord. Based on the tried-and-true Accord sedan, the hybrid version offers all the advantages of the regular model, with the added bonus of best-in-class gas mileage. Honda has pretty much perfected the midsized sedan, and the current Accord continues the tradition by being a well-built, reliable, and even good-looking sedan that’s also enjoyable to drive. For someone who wants dependable transportation with minimal maintenance, the Accord is hard to beat. If you want those things and drive a lot of miles, the 50-mpg city, 45-highway hybrid makes driving an Accord that much more economical. Inside, front-seat occupants enjoy dual automatic climate control, heated well-bolstered seats, and audio controls on a center touch screen (above which is a larger screen for the back-up camera, navigation system, and a display that shows your remaining gas/electric ranges). With a full tank of gas, range can exceed 700 miles! A dash display shows the charge level of the battery, and your instantaneous mileage with a bar graph. It’s missing a tachometer, however. Rear-seat room is generous, and back-seat passengers get their own air vents. The trunk is a bit smaller than expected because the batteries for the hybrid system take up about a quarter of the trunk space (and the rear seats don’t fold). The Accord hybrid is motivated by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine supplemented by lithium ion batteries that together produce 196 horsepower. Power goes to the front wheels through an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission. Acceleration is fairly strong for a 4-cylinder car, with somewhat sporty handling aided by nice, tight steering at speed, though the electric power-steering is a bit over-boosted at lower speeds. Braking is good, and though the brakes are regenerative, they don’t have that dragging hybrid-brake feel. Some nice standard and available features on the Accord hybrid are vehicle stability assist with traction control, a rearview camera with guidelines, forward collision warning, lane-departure


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Golf Grapevine BY WARREN MAYES


INALLY, THE WEATHER IS COOPERATING and spring really is here! Let’s tee it up and see what’s happening locally in golf:

The Country Club of St. Albans is undergoing a $3-million golf course and club renovation. PGA Tour professional and an award-winning golf-course designer Tom Weiskopf has been commissioned to renovate the acclaimed Lewis and Clark golf course. Work is scheduled to be completed later this spring. Among the many course upgrades are an improved drainage system, and each bunker will have new state-of-the-art lining technology and Bunker White Sand from California. This unique sand is only featured on a few of the top courses around the country. Weiskopf and his partner, Jay Morrish, created the award-winning Lewis and Clark course in 1991. The Lewis and Clark course was the chosen venue for the USGA National State Team Championship in 2009, and also has hosted the St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Open Championship each year since 2006. Besides the renovations on Lewis and Clark, the club will be renovating the award-winning Tavern Creek golf course, which also is one of Golf Digest’s Top Courses in Missouri. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF Here is a real feel-good story: Lafayette senior Dillon Eaton is making up for lost time. That’s because the golfer really lost time—a whole season. Eaton tore the ACL in his right two days before practice began last spring, missing his junior season and a summer of golf. After surgery and rehab, Eaton returned this spring to play for the Lancers. As Maxwell Smart might say, Would you believe Eaton won in his first tournament of the season? Storybook, to be sure, but it happened. Eaton won the Lake Forest Challenge. He was the medalist with a 2-under 70 in the tourney played at Lake Saint Louis Country Club. “When I won, I was pretty excited,” Eaton says. “That was my goal: to win a high school tournament. That was my first one.” Eaton was the sectional medalist as a sophomore. He qualified for the state tournament as a freshman and sophomore. Now, he wants to go back as a senior. This time, he wants his teammates there, as well. “We can do it,” he says. “As long as everyone plays their game, we should be able to get there. I’m excited about the team.” METROPOLITAN SCHEDULE Here are the tournaments to be conducted by the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association:


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MWGA SCHEDULE •  Two-Lady Scramble Tournament, May 12-13, at Columbia Country Club •  Junior Championship, June 11-12, at Crowne Point Golf Club •  Junior Girls Four State Championship, July 1-2, Oak Hills Country Club in Omaha •  Amateur Championship, July 13-15, at Country Club of St. Albans •  Mid Amateur Championship, Aug. 17-18, Lakewood Oaks Golf Club •  Fore State Championship, Aug. 2-4, Shadow Valley Golf Club in Rogers, Ark. •  Senior Championship, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Millwood in Springfield •  USGA Women’s State Team Championship, Sept. 10-12, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau STLDGA SCHEDULE •  District Challenge, April 30, at Bogey Hills Country Club •  Bob Cochran Mid-Am, May 11, at Fox Run Golf Club •  Hardin Junior Championship, June 9-10, at Persimmon Woods •  Etzkorn Pro 3 Senior, June 25, at Sunset Hills •  Greisedieck Men’s Championship, July 23-26, at Old Warson Country Club •  Salomon Father & Son, July 31, at Norwood Hills Country Club •  Cassett Senior Championship, Aug. 26-27, at The Legends •  Jim Benson Memorial, Sept. 21-22, at St. Louis Country Club •  Jim Jackson Invitational, Oct. 17-18, at Algonquin Golf Club TOURNAMENTS The I Hate Cancer tournament will be held May 16 at Forest Park Golf Course to benefit Siteman Cancer Center. For more information, visit or email If you have any golf news or a tournament to highlight, email me at Until next month, keep hitting them straight!

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•  Normandie Amateur, May 16-17, at Normandie Golf Club •  The Old Warson Cup, May 30-31, at Old Warson Country Club •  East Side Amateur, June 13-14, at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course •  Women’s Amateur Championship, June 15-16, at Fox Run Golf Club •  Amateur Championship Qualifying (if needed), July 6, at Franklin County Country Club •  Metropolitan Open Championship, July 10-12, at Country Club of St. Albans •  Junior Amateur Championship, July 13-14, at The Bogey Club •  Amateur Championship, July 30-Aug. 1, at Boone Valley Golf Club •  Senior Amateur Championship, Aug. 13-14, at Whitmoor Country Club (South) •  Four-Ball Championship, Sept. 24, at The Legends Country Club MGA SCHEDULE •  Senior Four Ball Championship, May 19-20, at Club at Old Kinderhook •  Missouri Amateur Championship, June 23-28, at Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Club in Branson • Stroke Play Championship, July 14-16, at St. Joseph’s Country Club •  Four Ball Championship, Aug. 8-9, at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau. •  Missouri Open, Sept. 2-4, at Buffalo Ridge Springs Golf Club in Branson •  Mid-Amateur Championship, Sept. 14-15, at Fox Run Golf Club •  Senior Amateur Championship, Sept. 28-29, at Hickory Hills Country Club in Springfield •  Directors Cup, Oct. 14-16, at Mission Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan. •  Hieronymus Cup Matches, Oct. 23-25, at Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach

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Pump Up the Jam THE WAITER-CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP IS A funny thing. Sitcoms build entire episodes on rude diners abusing cowering servers. Movies endlessly exploit the devious server taking revenge on the rude patron. In the end it’s pretty simple: a service is provided, that service is paid for. If we’re all decent, competent individuals, that should be a fairly smooth process. Should be. Of course, things go wrong: an order is incorrect or improperly prepared (neither of which is the fault of the waiter, most likely), that’s all part of restaurant dining. Really, as a paying customer, there’s only one thing I cannot excuse. I was a waitress (back when they still said waitress) for a couple of years after college at a New York hotspot. Ivy League education put to good use, I quickly learned a very valuable lesson: There is no battle that can be won by a waiter. In the end, any small victory is a loss evidenced by the tip. There are very few jobs where performance so directly impacts wage. The customer is paying for polite, capable service and only has to pay if he gets it. Sure, you can give him caffeinated coffee instead of decaf, but it’s a hollow victory. Rudeness only gets you stiffed. So, to my story. I was having breakfast in a bustling Clayton


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TANGENTIAL THINKER eatery. (Now before I begin, let me just say I was not in a great mood when the day started—wrong side of the bed, so I was not my normal solicitous self when it came to our server.) The place where we were eating serves perfect multi-grain toast served with an incredible pot of raspberry jam. Early on in the meal our server stopped by to check on us and I made a simple request: Could we have some more jam? Our server looked down at the table, seemingly analyzing the bread-jam ratio, and after a pregnant pause said: That seems like enough. Sound of needle screeching across record. Well, that’s something you don’t hear every day. OK, let’s peel the onion on this. Best case scenario: This is some prized jam that the

restaurant doesn’t like to waste. It may be some treasured concoction that physically pains the staff to throw away uneaten. That’s understandable certainly, even if that explanation was not plainly apparent in the response. Alternatively, perhaps I came across as this jam devouring Jabba the Hutt and the server was simply letting slip, in the only marginally acceptable way, that she wanted her jam eaten with a little more... restraint. Again, understandable. Maybe she suspected I was stealing the jam: scooping it into an empty jar in my purse, casually asking for refill after refill until I had a healthy supply for home use. I don’t know. I never will know. The point is, it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because a customer who is paying for a service has made a request well within the acceptable parameters of said service and the service provider is obligated to meet that request. That seems like enough, is a comment that must come to mind seemingly limitless times when a waiter is working a shift—excess is often inherent in a restaurant experience. Mentioning it out loud, however, is almost never the right thing to do; and a customer will almost never listen, unless it’s in reference to the tip.




True Story



O. HERE WE HAVE A movie called True Story. It’s based on a book called True Story, which is, in turn, based on a... wait for it... true story. Putting it mildly, there’s not a lot of wiggle room for creative license here. The actual story had better be film-worthy, and it had better be true. Mike Finkel (Jonah Hill) had a meteoric rise at The New York Times until some shoddy reporting creates a scandal that ends his career. He returns home to Montana with his tail between his legs only to discover that an accused murderer, Christian Longo (James Franco) has been claiming to be Mike while hiding out in Mexico. Immediately intrigued, Mike visits Longo in prison and agrees to tell his story. Longo is accused of brutally murdering his wife and three young children, but Mike suspects there is more to the story, as he slowly gets mesmerized by Longo’s cryptic persona. First, let me just say, the acting is incredible. I have never been a huge Jonah Hill fan, but he is spot on as the pompous Finkel, and James Franco is hypnotic as the charismatic accused killer. That being said, the film is good; as a fictional story, however, it could have been incredible. Without the albatross of the true story, and some dramatic enhancements, the movie could go from good to great. They’d just have to change the name to Based on a True Story; aren’t they all?


New in Theaters Here’s what’s worth a trip to the cineplex: While We’re Young Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as a 40-something couple who are shaken out of their rut by a dubious pair of hipsters. True Story James Franco and Jonah Hill deliver stirring performances as an accused child murderer and the disgraced reporter caught up in the case. Woman in Gold Helen Mirren is Oscar-worthy portraying a woman who fled Europe as a child and is suing the Austrian government for a seminal Klimpt portrait stolen from her family by the Nazis. Danny Collins Al Pacino plays Collins, an aging rock star who decides to right the path of his life after discovering a long-unread letter to him from the late John Lennon. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel This time around Richard Gere, Judi Dench and Maggie Smith join Dev Patel at his colorful getaway for the over-60 crowd. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 There are no words. The Longest Ride Nicholas Sparks brings yet another nauseating love story to the big screen. If you need a date movie or have a teenage daughter, this is your film. Plus icon Clint Eastwood’s son Scott, who stars here, is one to watch. He has dad’s looks and talent.

An Invitation Out


THE STORY Wridget and his friends meet regularly in their quest for the good life. They don’t gather in bars or nightclubs, though, or go in for barbecues with kegs of beer. They meet instead through their ‘avatars’ in an online chat room, where they masquerade as characters they aspire to be rather than who they actually are. While his friends and even his relatives are content, Wridget yearns for something more. He longs to experience life on the ‘outside.’ Seeing his sister ‘Buttercup’ content in her marriage to ‘FlyByNite,’ he yearns to settle down himself with the woman of his desire, a shallow sort called ‘Flutterbye.’ Flutterbye, while delighted with Wridget’s proposal of marriage, has no use for the outside world. Wridget’s curiosity, though, is piqued, especially when he learns of life’s real possibilities from an ‘out dweller’ named Raskin. What will make Wridget truly happy?

HIGHLIGHTS: An Invitation Out is unlike anything mounted on a local stage thus far in 2015. That’s good, not bad, as this world premiere being performed by Mustard Seed Theatre under the wise direction of Deanna Jent is a wonderfully complex journey into a troubled, vacuous future as conjured by playwright Shualee Cook. Integral to the success of the production is Bob Thibaut’s thoughtful interpretation of Wridget. His character’s longing for the real experiences of life contrast with the superficial intelligence of his peers. He is Alice in this 21st century looking glass, offering affecting bits of wisdom even as he follows his quest for significance.

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Supporting roles all are nicely etched. They range from available at the raucous, randy aspirations of Wridget’s ne’er-do-well aunt, who goes by the saucy moniker ‘Aunt Scandalicious’ and is played in appropriately over-the-top style by Alicia Reve Like, to the serious contemplations essayed by Ellie Schwetye as the ruminative out dweller, Raskin, who shows Wridget a world of real possibilities. Nicole Angeli wins the comic sweepstakes as a haughty Scandinavian maid assembled by Wridget to serve as his domestic and also has amusing turns as a Cockney servant and the female side of ‘Xluci,’ a gender-confused participant who utters Wildesque lines with aplomb, whether portrayed by Angeli as the female Xluci or Justin Ivan Brown as her male counterpart in the first act. Brown also does a funny bit as an English butler turned into a hard-drinking, limping Scotsman at Xluci’s amusing whim. Laura Ernst captures the empty-headed chirpiness of Flutterbye, Daniel Lanier is a hoot as the malfunctioning, oldschool military man FlyByNite and Julie Venegoni Lanier balances on some bizarre, yellow high heels as FlyByNite’s loving wife and Wridget’s dutiful sister Buttercup. Richard Strelinger’s delicious portrayal of an amiable, wide-eyed, anything-goes minister is saved for the second act but is well worth the wait.




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Congratulations to BRANDON KERNE. The head of the beverage program at Bar Italia recently passed his Advanced Sommelier exam. He’s now one of only six in town to hold this designation. Well done! 4 Hands Brewing Company has just released a new spring/summer seasonal ale, Send Help. Available only in can format, this dry-hopped blonde ale is the result of a collaboration with the folks at Send X Help, a Midwestern skateboard company. Edgewild Bistro & Tap, at 12316 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur, is now officially open for business. Enjoy its menu of casual American cuisine, along with 22 beers on tap and more than 50 by the bottle. From the folks who brought us Drunken Fish comes 612 North Event Space + Catering. Located in the historic Cutlery Building at 612 N. Second St. downtown, the space includes seating for 225, bar, DJ booth, projection screens, televisions and dance floor. Looks like they’ll be booking events as early as May.


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Al’s Restaurant

A Destination for Decadence BY SIDNEY LEWIS

FAST-CASUAL DINING SEEMS TO BE ALL THE rage these days, with the focus on quality fare served up quickly, so diners can move on to the next stop of the evening. No judgement here—we certainly have taken advantage of this trend on more than one occasion. But there’s something to be said about making dinner an event—taking one’s time, indulging in fine food and drink and soaking up some classic ambience. When this sort of experience is what you crave, you need to head to Al’s Restaurant. Al’s has been a downtown fixture for 90 years. That’s right: nine-zero. Nowadays, it’s a bit off the radar, located in the shadow of the casino development and surrounded by construction. While the surroundings have changed greatly over the years, once you step inside, its clear that the restaurant’s standards of fine dining haven’t dimmed a bit since the doors first opened in 1925. Before deciding on a culinary course of action for the evening, we took some time and walked around the space, sipping on a Manhattan ($10) and taking in the history. The bar area replicates a classic riverboat, complete with filagreed pillars, stained glass on the restroom doors, and a mural of a riverfront from days long gone by. There’s no printed menu at Al’s. Rather, our waiter (adorned in a classic dark suit and bowtie combo) presented the fine cuts to us on a silver tray and proceeded to describe all of the various preparations from memory. We began with Steak Tartar ($30) and Stuffed Mushrooms ($16). The two enormous mushroom caps came stuffed with rich crabmeat and were

definitely a meal in and of themselves. Next up, a Caesar Salad for two ($20). Watching a skilled server prepare this classic salad tableside is something not to be missed. The result was as delicious as the preparation was mesmerizing. For mains, we chose an 8-ounce filet and had it prepared in two very different ways. The Beef Romano ($54) is Al’s signature dish. The filet is butterflied, then stuffed with prosciutto and romano cheese, breaded and sauteed in olive oil. For a side, crispy, savory Lyonnaise potatoes ($6). Rich, decadent—these superlatives don’t even come close to describing this dish. We then took that same 8-ounce filet, had it cooked medium rare, and topped with cream cognac peppercorn sauce ($52), paired up with a traditional baked potato ($7). A true steakhouse classic, and perhaps the best cut of this type we’ve had in this town. Dessert was a foregone conclusion this night— we just didn’t have it in us, though the Bananas Foster is on our list for next time. It goes without saying that service at Al’s is impeccable. The servers hearken back to a time when this job was a profession, not a part-time gig during college. And don’t let parking worries keep you away—there’s free valet service available. We’ve heard tell that the future of Al’s may be in peril due to the proposed stadium project downtown. Hopefully, this is not the case, because we’d be losing a true local treasure. For classic fine dining downtown—or anywhere—this is the spot.

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Sangiovese…What I am drinking now



2008 Silvio Nardi, Sangiovese – Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy Color: Garnet red with orange hues Aroma: Wild berries, anise, forest leaves and vanilla notes. Taste: Full-bodied; rich fruit, with hints of leather and floral; and finishes with full tannins balanced with good acidity. Aged: 1 year in French oak, 1 year in large Slavonia oak barrels, 6 months in bottle Italy Grown mostly in Tuscany and Central Italy, as it likes the warm climate and does not do well in cooler regions north. Some amounts are grown in the Emilia-Romagna region and farther south. Chianti lies in the heart of Tuscany, between chic Florence and laid-back Siena. Its wine is predominately made from the sangiovese grape. Sangiovese is definitely a food wine—very dry and high acidity—which makes your mouth pucker, but a little food marries those elements and makes it all come together. So, you have the Chianti region and the Chianti Classico region: Classico is known as the better region/wine, and must be at least 12-percent alcohol. Chianti Classico Riserva is aged additionally and considered their best. A little farther south, you will find Brunello di Montalcino, situated in the quaint hilltop town

of Montalcino. Brunello (100-percent sangiovese grosso clone) is the classic Tuscan premier wine with some of the strictest regulations. It is aged for a minimum of two years in oak barrels, and four months in bottle, and is not available for sale until January of the fifth year after harvest. This is the king of Tuscany, big and tannic and it takes several years for those tannins to soften. Then what does a winery do while waiting for its Brunellos to age and have some cash flow? Rosso di Montalcino is sangiovese that is young vines or declassified wine that they don’t want to add to their flagship Brunello. This is only aged six to 12 months in oak, then sent to market at about a quarter of the price. Let’s look east across the vineyards about 20 miles to Montepulciano, where vino nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano hail from (not to be confused with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo farther south). These wines have suffered somewhat in the U.S. market as it is overshadowed by Brunello. They make very similar wines with a different clone of sangiovese, and a minimum of two years aging in oak/bottle. Moving south and west by the coast is the Maremma region, and the town of Bolgheri, where the Super Tuscans such as Sassicaia emerged. The Super Tuscan came about mainly due to the younger generation who had traveled to other wine countries to make wine, but wanted to venture beyond the strict restriction of Brunello or Piedmont, and do something different. They basically started off by taking Tuscany’s main

sangiovese grape and adding other more known grapes like cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah, and blending. Today, the term Super Tuscan is used very loosely. Other World Regions In the U.S., the success of the Super Tuscans led to the “Cal-Ital” movement of wineries, varietals like barbera and nebbiolo. Some of these wines can lack acidity compared to their Italian counterparts. Seghesio Winery, with its Italian heritage, has made Italian varietals dating back to prior to Prohibition and continue to make several today. Several other wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Santa Barbara, to name a few, make small amounts of sangiovese with success, if planted in good locations. Washington State also has dabbled with this grape, as it’s long growing season favors sangiovese. Most other parts of the world began making sangiovese after the varietal was introduced by Italian immigrants wanting to make wine from the homeland. Argentina, Chile and Australia have small planting and production of sangiovese. TASTING TIP: High-Acid wines like sangiovese love foods that have fat to balance the acidity; tomato-based dishes like pasta and pizza bring out the fruit in the wine. WINE RECOMMENDATION: Brunello certainly is the flagship of sangiovese, but it can be costly. For almost half the price, vino nobile di Montepulciano is the best quality for the money.

Certified Sommelier Stanley Browne is the owner of Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves, Downtown at the MX and in Edwardsville.


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ANGIOVESE IS ONE OF THE MOST highly regarded wines in Italy. Its name, derived from ‘sanguis Jovis’, translates to the blood of Jove, as the wine is sometimes referred to with its orange-tinted red color. It is a bit of a chameleon, but it is a wine that lives up to its beloved name—producing a humble, fresh wine like a young Chianti, or a complex, brooding wine with many layers of flavors and aromas like Brunello. Grown mostly in Central Italy, sangiovese thrives in the lush countryside of Tuscany where it is most known for Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, vino nobile di Montepulciano, and Super Tuscans. There are more than a dozen clones of this grape, and perhaps the highest-regarded and finest expression of pure sangiovese is sangiovese grosso, also known as Brunello clone. Italian sangioveses have vibrant acidity and substantial tannins, along with fresh cherry fruit and herbal scents. New World versions tend toward softer acidity and fleshier fruit. It is a fairly thinskinned fruit, which buds early and needs warmth to fully ripen. It does well in limestone, and also shale clay-based soils. Cooler vintages can result in under-ripe tannins and high acidity, which can make the wine harsh. Let’s sniff, swirl, and taste sangiovese:

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THROUGH 5/3 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND The Black Rep presents the musical fairy tale, Once on this Island, at Washington University’s Edison Theatre. Various times. $35-$45. 534-3810 or

4/24-25 THE IMPRESARIO Gateway Opera will perform Mozart’s The Impresario at the Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center. 7 p.m. $20. 800-838-3006 or

4/24-5/10 THE ODD COUPLE Dramatic License Productions presents Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Odd Couple, at the Dramatic License Theatre in the Chesterfield Mall. Various times. $18-$25. 636-821-1746 or


AUTHOR SHOUT OUT The eighth annual Author Shout Out will feature more than a dozen St. Louis authors, including Howard Levinson, who will sign his crime novel, The Tapping, at St. Louis Public Library’s Schlafly Branch. 2-5 p.m. Free.

4/26 ALLEGRO SPRING CONCERT Allegro, COCA’s student vocal ensemble, will perform a mix of theatrical, pop and seasonal arrangements at COCA. 4 p.m. $6-$10. 725-6555 or

4/29 LIGHT SCREENS: THE LEADED GLASS OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT The Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park Annual Lecture will feature a talk about Wright’s leadedglass windows by Julie Sloan, glass scholar, conservator and author, at the Saint Louis Art Museum. 6 p.m. Free. 822-8359 or

4/30 NATIONAL DANCE WEEK See a variety of outdoor dance performances, from ballet, jazz, tap to hip-hop and more, during the 18th Annual National Dance Week at Washington Avenue and Grand Boulevard in Grand Center. Noon. Free. 289-1500 or

PAIGE MCGINLEY Author and Washington University professor Paige McGinley will sign and discuss her book, Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tours, at Left Bank Books. 7 p.m. Free. 367-6731 or

VARIETY’S DINNER WITH THE STARS Grammy Awardwinning R&B artist Toni Braxton will headline Variety’s annual Dinner with the Stars at the Peabody Opera House. 8 p.m. $65. 800-745-3000 or

CARY ELWES Left Bank Books presents a screening of The Princess Bride, followed by a special appearance by actor and author Cary Elwes, who will discuss his book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, at Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium. 6 p.m. $29, admits one and includes a copy of the book. 367-6731 or

WORLDS ON A STRING!: 50 YEARS OF MAGIC WITH BOB KRAMER’S MARIONNETTES The Sheldon Art Galleries presents a live performance of magic and puppetry with scenes from some of Bob Kramer’s classic shows, such as Phantom of the Opera and Meet Me in St. Louis, at The Sheldon Ballroom. 11 a.m. Free. 533-9900 or


5/5 DAVID ROTHKOPF CEO and editor of the FP Group David Rothkopf will discuss and sign his book, National Security: American Leadership in an Age of Fear, featuring interviews with key players who shaped the critical policies of the Bush and Obama administrations, at Maryville University Auditorium. 7 p.m. JAMES BRADLEY New York Times-bestselling author James Bradley will sign and discuss his new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia, at the St. Louis County Library. 7 p.m. 994-3300

5/7 THE WHO Legendary rock band, The Who, will bring their 50th anniversary tour to the Scottrade Center. 7:30 p.m. $37-$137. 800-745-3000 or

5/8-10 DON QUIXOTE Saint Louis Ballet presents the thrilling classic, Don Quixote, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $28-$49. 516-4949 or

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LADUE DOGWOOD PARADE & FESTIVAL Ladue Dogwood Parade & Festival will feature homemade floats in a parade beginning at Ladue High School and ending at the middle school, where attendees can enjoy a festival with family-friendly activities and food booths. 10 a.m. parade, 10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. festival. 640-1981.

CHECK THIS OUT 5/11 BOB DYLAN Folk-rock icon Bob Dylan and His Band will perform at the Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $50-$130. 534-1111 or



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RELIANCE continued from page 22 to conduct business and serve customers. Adding cafes will change the atmosphere of the bank for the better, according to Sems. “Historically, banks have been in good spots—places that people are going to frequent.” Both Brouster and Sems have observed people conducting business at coffee shops like Starbucks and wondered if that was something they could

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bring into their banking world. The idea of putting coffee shops in Reliance Bank branches has been well-received so far, they note. “Every business wants their customer base excited,” Sems says. “Ours seems to be pretty enthused for the most part.” They would love to have coffee shops in seven or eight Reliance branches in the next few years if this idea is a success. The bank already has had many successes in the past few years, going through a

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example, can be pain site, whether pain is chronic or acute, what pressure the client can tolerate comfortably, range of motion, etc.,” he explains. “Swedish massage pretty much contains techniques that can cover a wide gamut of problems, from whiplash to plantar fasciitis. There are more than 200 different massage modalities to choose from, and each has its own advantages, again, depending on the client’s condition.” When prescribed by a chiropractor or physician, massage may be covered by health insurance. It may be used in conjunction with alternative therapies, such as physical therapy or acupuncture. “I would say that the most important thing to know about massage is that it works,” Warren notes. “With health care costs soaring, high deductibles on plans, poorer posture and sedentary lifestyles from the advent of technology, massage is a great low-cost and high-benefit plan to go with, and a little pampering never hurt anyone, either.”

2009 (women who gave birth in a hospital) where researchers identified those with sleep apnea and examined links with poor pregnancy health outcomes, including in-hospital deaths.” Sleep apnea can be treated without medications, so it’s important for women to be diagnosed. “Sleep apnea comes with some key symptoms,” Ojile says. “If a woman is experiencing an increase in snoring, or if her bed partner tells her she stops breathing while sleeping, or if she’s experiencing daytime fatigue or sleepiness that she hasn’t had previously. Also, if her primary care physician or ob-gyn sees an increase in blood pressure or blood sugar without a solid explanation, she should be evaluated for sleep apnea.” Third-trimester sleep disturbance often is due to the increased size of the uterus and fetal movement, Weinstein says. Pillows may become a woman’s best friends at this stage, and a pillow used to tilt the pelvis about 15 degrees to the left will help ensure the uterus does not put pressure


major turnaround, Brouster notes. “We’re doing really well and becoming a major factor in the St. Louis area,” Brouster says. “Plus, this coffee concept really sets us apart.” The goal for the bank as a whole isn’t to grow in physical space, but rather to use the space better. “When we get down to the space we need, it’s less costly to us,” Sems says. “And when we utilize our space better, our people can be right there to answer questions.” on a key blood vessel and cause problems with blood flow. “Pregnant women tend to love body pillows,” he says. “It helps with the aches and pains of pregnancy, and it also keeps them from lying flat on their back.” All the experts interviewed for this article emphasize the importance of good ‘sleep hygiene’ during pregnancy. “You want to create a sleep space in your bedroom, and that means being focused completely on sleep: no television, no smartphone, no iPad—nothing you have to charge or plug in—at least one hour before bed time,” Ojile says. “You also want to make sure you’re going to bed and waking up about the same time every day.” Stephens adds that women need to listen to their body and be kind to themselves during pregnancy. “We go through the rest of our lives pushing ourselves to do more,” she says. “At this time, when your body is doing such a vital and energy-consuming job, it’s crucial to give it the nutrients and sleep it needs so that you can stay healthy and grow a healthy baby.”

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The Press Club

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Donald Broughton, Cillah Hall

Lauren Ryan, Karen Castellano

St. Louis Actors’ Studio

Terry and Gordon Bloomberg

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

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Karen Baur, Bob Sherwood, Kathy Sherwood

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John Russell, Bobby Miller

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Dr. James and and Nanci Bobrow, Esther and Joel Weltonan, Carla and Gary Nitz

The Lupus Foundation

Jeffrey Trzeciak, Michael Sieveking

Darryl Redhage, Lana and Ted Pepper

Natalie Zurfluh, Beth Ann Wilson

Amy and John Boden, Daniel Boden, Aaron Manfull

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Annette and Steve Adams

Peter LeBlanc Jr., Jasmine Huda

Mark and Susan Hurt

Larry and Janet Connors

Photography Hall of Fame

Harold Law

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

Call 314-426-2911

Real Estate Auction

Entire home or spot tuckpointing! ï Color Match Experts ï Basement Leaks ï Power Washing ï Above and Below Grade Waterproofing ï Concrete and Flatwork "Owner on site to insure CUSTOMER SATISFACTION." No Job Too Small ï 35yrs Exp. Senior Discount ï Fully Insured

SUMMER VACATION I'll drive your car to or from your summer vacation destination. No side trips, no passengers. Non drinker, non smoker, clean drivers license. Next day delivery. 636-236-2469

314-365-4241 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

NORTHERN MICHIGAN 5BR/4BA Home on Beautiful Glen Lake, 25 miles west of Traverse City Michigan. Available weekly, Memorial Day - July 25th. Call 314-993-8116

Lake of the Ozarks Marina & Boat Storage Gravois Mills, MO 25593 Highway 5 Parcel 1: Boat storage on 2.05 +/- ac w/3 storage. Buildings and shop/office. Parcel 2: Marina on 0.67+/- ac lot and covered boat slips, retail store and gas dock. Nominal Opening Bids: $25,000/parcel. Open: 11am-2pm Fri Apr 17 and 24. Auctions: 11am, Mon Apr 27 on site.

800.982.0425 M O B r o k e r : B r a d f o r d P . Wh i t e R e L i c 2011007233. Auctioneer: Jack Lowderman Auc Lic 19216-Platte Co. 5% Buyer's Premium

SENIOR SERVICES Faith Hope & Love Homecare provides dependable home and health care services to keep families and loved ones living independently in the comfort of their home. Experienced staff with excellent references. Call 314.546.9485 for more info.

SERVICES PIANO SERVICES MCGREEVY PIANO Spring into Tune! Bill McGreevy, Piano Technician Guild Associate Member 314-335-9177 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

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


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!

Trees Trimmed & Removed

Got clutter? Disorganized? Downsizing? Buried in Paper? 314-221-5232 Organizational Consultants

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Chimney Repair, Glass Blocks, Brick Block, Stone & Stucco. Waterproofing. Insured. 40 Yrs Experience. Free Estimates. 314-910-3132 636-797-2947

TREE SERVICE • Stone Retaining Walls • Stump Grinding • Fully Insured

(636) 274-1378 TUCKPOINTING

24 Years in Business! 10 Consecutive Service Award Winner '05-'14. Solid Tuckpointing & Spotpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair, & Waterproofing. Prompt Free Estimates. Fully Insured. A+ BBB 2011 Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 Credit Cards Accepted

20+ Years Experience ALL WORK GUARANTEED Complete Home Tuckpointing Spot Tuckpointing w/ Color Match Chimney Repair & Rebuilding Patio & Sidewalk Repair Insured 314-352-4222 MC & VISA ACCEPTED

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO 314-503-3311


WANTED GULF COAST HOUSE Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area. 3BR, 3BA, 3 pools, tennis courts and so much more! Great Rates. Available NOW!


Brian 314-740-1659 Helping Hand Service, LLL Clean outs, bsmts, attics, garages, etc. Let us help you down size. Hauled away for small fee. Some items donated to local children's & senior's facilities. 636-649-9812

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

Call Dave at 314-922-8344 SERIOUS COLLECTOR & HISTORIAN Will Pay Top $ for WWII Military Relic's. Swords, Daggers, Metals, Badges, Hats, Helmets, Flags & Guns. 314-249-5369

For Pictures Please Visit SAUGATUCK DOUGLAS, MI 121 Lake Shore Dr. Charming Cottage, 5BR, 2BA, View of Lake, Large Screen Porch, Frplc, C/A, Private Beach, $2300 Wkly. Avail. 1st 2wks of June, last 2wks of Aug. & 1st 2wks of Sept. Hack Allen 314-644-4143 • 314-517-4143 Libby 314-565-5475 Jane 314-913-0960







WINDOWS M & P WINDOW WASHING & GUTTER CLEANING Reasonable Rates, Free Estimate, Angie's List, Insured, Dependable, Over 30 Years Experience & Ref's. Call Paul, 314-805-6102 or Mark, 314-805-7367

















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18 Ridgemoor Clayton • $1,025,000 Joan & Don Dewey 314-378-6215/314-378-6015

1010 Cabernet Drive Town & Country • $839,900 Joan & Don Dewey 314-378-6215/314-378-6015

19300 Deer Pointe Estates Wildwood • $1,150,000 Mary Bay 314-973-4278

12350 Gaillard Drive Creve Coeur • $499,999 Karie Lyn Angell 314-518-6781

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378 Willow Weald Path Chesterfield • $799,000 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

801 Stonebluff Court Chesterfield • $787,500 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

1635 Trotting Trail Road Chesterfield • $575,000 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

2225 Ridgley Woods Clarkson Valley • $449,000 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

ToTAllY RenovATed!

317 Barn Side Lane Eureka • $984,900 Etty Masoumy 314-406-3331

738 Oak Valley Drive Des Peres • $635,000 Kathleen Woodworth 314-308-0534

622 Nirk Avenue Kirkwood • $500,000 Kathleen Woodworth 314-308-0534

1519 Dietrich Chase Lane Ballwin • $525,000 Kathleen Woodworth 314-308-0534

20 Ladue Terrace Ladue • $590,000 Cindy DeBrecht 314-482-0393

13049 Fairfield Oaks Road Town & Country • $1,519,000 Mary Beth Benes 314-707-7761

780 Savannah Crossing Way Town & Country • $779,900 Mary Beth Benes 314-707-7761

1339 Wildhorse Meadows Drive Chesterfield • $839,225 Kathy Pecher 314-406-6898

14720 Timberway Court Chesterfield • $450,000 Debbie Midgley 314-610-7519

1614 Timberlake Manor Parkway Chesterfield • $525,000 Debbie Midgley 314-610-7519

4231 McPherson Ave Central West End • $525,000 Debbie Midgley 314-610-7519

412 Jumper Hill Court Chesterfield • $550,000 Julia Bakewell 314-401-7620

Have your Picture taken with Fredbird® at our office May 9th 11 am – 1pm 11257 Sherwood Oak Court St. Louis • $279,900 Amparo Lopez 314-703-8447

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It’s A Great Time Put Your Home On The Market – Listing Inventory Is Low and Buyers Are Looking! Call Our Professional Team For All Your Real Estate Needs – 636-394-9300

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951 TIRRILL FARMS ROAD | LADUE 4 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $1,749,000 Stunning 1½-story home nestled on gorgeous 1.8-acre lot with bluestone patio & serene pool.

8921 MOYDALGAN | LADUE 5 BEDROOMS, 7 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $1,350,000 Spectacular home with tremendous architectural details, beautiful courtyard & Bernoudy addition.

7233 FORSYTH BOULEVARD | UNIVERSITY CITY 4 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $1,125,000 Custom home from GRID. Impressive two-story entry, distinctive details, center island kitchen & so much more.

25 KINGSBURY | CENTRAL WEST END 5 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $1,100,000 Historic Italian villa with exquisite details & features. Sits on a double lot with relaxing pool & carriage house.





9701 LADUE ROAD | LADUE 6 BEDROOMS, 4 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $969,000 Gracious Colonial set on more than an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds. Centrally located.

22 SACKSTON WOODS | CREVE COEUR 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $885,000 Striking custom EnglishTudor home with exquisite finishes & spectacular landscaping on more than an acre.

94 ABERDEEN PLACE | CLAYTON 5 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $849,000 Sophisticated home situated in desirable Hillcrest. Open floor plan, newer kitchen & more.

15WASHINGTONTERRACE | CENTRALWEST END 7 BEDROOMS, 4½ BATHS $799,000 Opportunity for a renovator to complete updates to this gracious MediterraneanVilla. Historic mansion.





7725 MOHAWK PLACE | CLAYTON 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $799,000 Nestled in desirable Davis Place, this charming updated home is awaiting. Captivating details at every turn.

7707 SHIRLEY DRIVE #202 | CLAYTON 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ BATHS $699,000 Second floor condo with exquisite finishes, elegant kitchen, spectacular great room & private terrace.

12645 MASON FOREST DRIVE | CREVE COEUR 4 BEDROOMS, 3½ BATHS $595,000 Expansive windows illuminate the vaulted open floor plan & provide wonderful vistas to the terrace & gardens.

1287 POLO LAKE DRIVE | ELLISVILLE 5 BEDROOMS, 4 BATHS $589,000 Soaring 12-foot ceilings, fabulous entertaining areas on main & lower levels plus a serene private backyard.




5 HANLEY DOWNS | RICHMOND HEIGHTS 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS $419,000 Completely updated home for a sophisticated buyer. Savvy kitchen & luxurious second floor master suite.

16385 PEPPERMILL DRIVE | WILDWOOD 5 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS $365,000 Desirable atrium ranch in a wonderful location. Lovely curb appeal, sweeping views & more.

WEST END LOFTS | CENTRAL WEST END 1 & 2 BEDROOM UNITS $215,000-$275,000 Enjoy city living at theWest End Lofts. Building amenities include pool, fitness center & gated/covered parking.

14728 CHESTERFIELD TRAILS DR. | CHESTERFIELD 5 BEDROOMS, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BATHS $519,900 Gem superbly updated & move-in ready.The resident chef will love the bright & beautifully appointed kitchen.

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