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EDITOR ‌ONE OF MY FAVORITE POST-WORK ACTIVITIES THESE DAYS IS spending time with my little boy in our backyard, soaking up the last bit of sun. I usually sit in an Adirondack chair close to his side, while he splashes in his baby water table, giggling away. The giggles that fill the air simply melt away the stresses of the day, and I love that I can sit comfortably by his side. Outdoor furniture is certainly a must – regardless of whether it’s used to enjoy a couple of quiet moments or to help keep a dozen or so visitors comfy during a gathering – and local experts are ready to help you find the perfect furniture for your needs. Starting on p. 26, LN contributing writer Lauren Smith shares what our experts see trending in everything outdoor furniture! Also in this week’s edition, make sure to check out what St. Louis institution is turning a whopping 100 years old this year! Spoiler alert: It’s The Muny. Learn more about its history and upcoming season, beautifully shared by LN theater critic Mark Bretz (p. 70). All the best,

Alecia Humphreys

Editor’s Corner Congratulations to Liston Design Build – a

The Green Dining Alliance recently announced that South

third-generation, family-owned business

Grand is its newest Green Dining District, which means at least

that focuses on residential construction and

25 percent of the independent restaurants are GDA certified.

remodeling – for receiving three awards at the

South Grand is the first Green Dining District in the City of

annual Home Builders Association of St. Louis

St. Louis and the third Green Dining District to join, after

and Eastern Missouri’s Sales, Marketing and

Maplewood and The Loop. According to the Green Dining

Construction Awards in May. According to a press

Alliance website, “Green Dining Alliance-certified restaurants

release, “Liston Design Build was one of the most

recycle, never use Styrofoam and reduce their environmental

frequently honored companies in attendance

impact through sourcing more local foods, reducing their

and received awards in the following categories:

energy use, limiting their water consumption and more. These

Remodeling Project of the Year, Overall Redesign,

commitments to sustainability are essential to creating a more

Under $300,000; Kitchen Remodeling Project

sustainable St. Louis.”

of the Year; and Remodeling Project of the Year, Miscellaneous Project (the winning project was a basement remodel).”

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