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NEW LISTINGS 16039 Autumn Oaks Cir Ellisville 6350 Clayton Rd #204 Richmond Hghts 1503 Scofield Valley Ln Wildwood 1522 Buckhurst Ct Ballwin 901 N Hanley Rd University City q 550 Coeur De Royale #403 Creve Coeur 9207 Merritt Ave Rock Hill 64 Conway Cove Chesterfield 618 Savoy Ln Ballwin = RESIDENTIAL 10490 Ladue Rd 32 Countryside Ln 9 Brookwood Rd 1717 Morre Rd 6 Countryside Ln 54 Thornhill Dr 901 Audubon

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Lot 5 Lafayette Crossing Wildwood 12303 Crystal View LnTown & Country 1132 Sara Mathews Ln Wildwood 24 Log Cabin Ladue 2 Oak Bend Dr Ladue 1320 Westchester Manor Ln Chesterfield 3615 Gustave Hollow Rd Wildwood 18517 Sassafras Pl Dr Wildwood 16944 Riverdale Dr Chesterfield 22 Thornhill Dr Wildwood 17900 Homestead Bluffs Dr Wildwood 1201 Bonhomme Branch Ct Chesterfield 101 Club Creek Ct St Albans 16468 Horseshoe Rdg RdClarkson Valley 2341 Ossenfort Valley Ct Wildwood 1320 Wildhorse Pkwy Dr Wildwood 35 Wilderness Rd Eureka 141 Fleming Ln Labadie 33 Owl Creek Ln Labadie 11006 Martin Grove Ln Creve Coeur 1329 Forest Ave Kirkwood The Enclaves at Cherry Hills Wildwood 1230 Polo Lake Dr Ellisville 16102 Wilson Manor Dr Chesterfield 759 Stonebluff Ct Chesterfield 17531 Garden Ridge Cir Wildwood 17884 Suzanne Ridge Dr Wildwood 7 Greenbank Dr Clarkson Valley 17701 Greystone Terr Dr Wildwood 226 Chamonix Ct Creve Coeur 1 Whitegate Ln Ladue

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554 N Warson Rd Creve Coeur 1031 Bridleridge Xing SpurUninc STL Co 10442 Savannah Ave Frontenac 1338 Wellington View Pl Wildwood 2130 Englewood Terr Chesterfield 337 Woodcliffe Place Dr Chesterfield 826 Bellerive Manor Creve Coeur 14458 White Birch Valley Ln Chesterfield 2656 January Ave St Louis City 403 Hillington Dr Eureka Chesterfield 14090 Conway Road 3876 Thunderbolt Ln Wildwood 639 Pinebrook Dr Chesterfield 27 Ladue Estates Dr Creve Coeur n 18717 Petra Court Wildwood 7200 Cornell Avenue University City 3732 Allenton Rd Pacific 6100 Courtney Way Imperial = 923 Simmons Ave Kirkwood 22 Clayton Downs Frontenac 431 Hillington Dr Eureka 15823 Summer Ridge Chesterfield 17017 Westridge Oaks Dr Wildwood 211 Cherry Hills Mdws Dr Wildwood 311 Highland Glen Ct Ballwin 443 Emmanuel Ct Valley Park 6308 Lansdowne St Louis City 3454 Pestalozzi St St Louis City 12795 Highstone Dr Parkway North 3004 Indiana Ave St Louis City 2513 Cecelia Brentwood

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7746 Wild Plum University City $209,900 9 Branford Dr Olivette $200,000 5700 Itaska St Louis City $189,900 7448 Wise Richmond Hts $189,000 6141 S Grand Blvd St Louis City $184,900 1049 Carman Rd Ballwin $179,900 6758 West Park St Louis City $164,000 8737 Keystone Dr Brentwood $163,900 2624 Accomac St St Louis City $155,000 4274 Henley Dr Oakville $144,999 6536 Odell St Clifton Heights $125,000 5669 Marquette Ave St Louis City $119,900 5238 Fairview Ave St Louis City $94,900 CONDOS, VILLAS, ATTACHED HOMES 8025 Maryland Avenue, #11D Clayton $1,195,000 155 Carondelet Plaza #803 Clayton $1,150,000 30 Brighton Way #3N Clayton $799,000 4545 Lindell Blvd #34 St Louis City $769,000 8025 Maryland Ave #3C Clayton $575,000 400 S 14th St #1116 St Louis City $561,000 507 Middleton Ct Kirkwood $399,900 4901 Washington Blvd #2A CWE $319,000 6246 Northwood Ave #2E St Louis City $289,000 2408 Broadmont Dr Chesterfield = $239,900 COUNTRY PROPERTIES 4782 Matson Hill Rd 15030 Highway F 15 +/- ac Buckner Rd 152 Highway F 90 Fern Creek Ln

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SOCIETY THESE PAST WEEKS, WE’VE BEEN ASKING OUR CONTRIBUTORS ABOUT their plans for one last summer hurrah. I’ve been thinking about the question, as well; and for the numerous activities I’ve been able to come up with—and check off my list—I find myself wishing for just a few more days of fun in the sun. For starters, I’ve been getting my membership’s worth at the Missouri Botanical Garden, which is blooming with water lilies, zinnias, coneflowers and Russian sage, among other beauties. The cooler-than-usual temperatures also have made it ideal for the Muyco-Tobins to embark on our next 100-mile leg on the Katy Trail. We recently reached Mile Marker 112, just outside of Hermann, where the air is sweet and the surroundings are as peaceful as can be. We’ve also taken to dining al fresco at our favorite local establishments, as well as visiting neighborhood farmers markets to score the best tomatoes and breads around. So, go ahead and bask in summer’s splendor—it’ll be over before you know it. And don’t forget the sunscreen!



HOORAY FOR HOMECOMING! School is back in session, and the first dance is just around the corner. This season’s dresses are all about bright jewel tones, fun prints and unique embellishments. So, show your homecoming spirit in one of these fabulous frocks!

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LIVING PICTURE-PERFECT PRAIRIE PLANTS Every corner of Missouri has something special to offer for the native-plant gardener. Although you may have already seen some of the shade-loving varieties, gardeners face special challenges on dry, rocky terrain. The Missouri prairie offers many wonderful plant choices for native gardens with these conditions.

GREEN GOURMET: LULU’S LOCAL EATERY Lauren Loomis and Robert Tucker met while living in Chicago. Today, they are married and—after a side-trip to Australia where they learned about sustainable practices—are making their way around town with Lulu’s Local Eatery.

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ON OUR COVER: KSDK Channel 5’s Show Me St. Louis is now airing Transformation Tuesdays, a weekly segment with weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo. The segment features weight-loss strategies and client success stories. The show airs daily at 12:30 p.m. Pictured on the cover: Show Me St. Louis host Julie Tristan and Charles D’Angelo. For more information, call 495-3228 or visit THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 20.

WE’RE SORRY: On p. 28 of our Aug. 2 issue, we mis-stated Gateway to Hope board member Lindy Wilhelm’s connection to Planned Parenthood. Wilhelm is not employed by Planned Parenthood, although she has volunteered in the past for the organization. On p. 12 of our Aug. 9 issue, we misidentified Barbara O’Malley in a photo.

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Open HOuse August 18tH • 1-4 155 Carondelet Plaza, # 606 Fantastic Condo in Clayton’s The Crescent. Spectacular 2 Bd/3.5Ba, amazing kitchen, gorgeous hardwoods and the luxury of The Crescent’s 24 hour amenities. $1,100,000

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More New Listings 18 Homewood Drive. (Kirkwood). Luxurious living all on one level. A totally renovated house and just a stroll away from downtown Kirkwood, this home has a new custom designed kitchen/family room addition. The addition opens up to inviting living and breakfast rooms. Master Suite renovation has new full bath with bubble massage tub, heated tile floor and huge walk-in shower. Master bedroom has large custom outfitted walk-in closet, 10 ft. ceiling, zoned heating and cooling, bay window with beautiful morning and evening light. Lush gardens and perennial beds offer azaleas, dogwoods, peonies, Japanese maple and old stately trees. $615,000. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.


9351 White Ave. (Brentwood) You will be delighted by the curb appeal of this brick colonial with amazing hardscaping and landscaping in sought after Parkridge! Countless updates throughout with an open floor plan -- an unusual find in the area. The 1st floor boasts a charming dining room, generously sized living room with a beautiful wood-burning fireplace, sunroom/family room with floor to ceiling windows and an updated kitchen that has custom cabinetry. Upstairs you find a large master with walk-in closet, two other bedrooms plus a bonus room that could be used for an office or den. Plantation shutters and beautiful hardwood floors are just a couple of the wonderful characteristics. To top it off the fenced-in backyard has a newer spacious stone patio, terrific green space and 2-car garage. Within walking distance to Tilles Park; This home is a must see! $399,000. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.


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You’ll be in awe with this listing as you see fantastic finishes and spaces that are impeccably decorated with a sophisticated color palette. Lovely Palladium windows and French doors fill the living room and dining room with light. Paneled office with gas fireplace opens to a deck that extends across the back. Superb island kitchen opens to a private brick patio. Lower level is like having a home within a home within a home!

2. 335 East Jefferson ● Kirkwood


1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).


356 Country Glen (Creve Coeur).

2 Bellerive Country Club (T & C).


629 Meramec View Drive (Eureka).


1 Fordyce Lane (Ladue).


7421 Amherst (University City).


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18 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).


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4630 Fieldbrook Terrace (St. Louis).


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155 Carondelet Plaza, #309 (Clayton).

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4355 Maryland Ave. #208 (St. Louis).


45 Trent Drive (Ladue). 3 & 5 Washington Terrace (St. Louis) 18059 Melrose (Wildwood).

$1,095,000 $399,000 $120,000 $832,900

125 North Hanley (Clayton).

3. 16 Topping Lane ● Des Peres

1424 Haarmon Oak Drive (Wildwood).

4. 11632 Conway Road ● Westwood


NEW LISTING! A fully updated 5 bed, 4 bath home located on a private one-acre lot in Ladue Schools! Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, open floor plan, incredible master suite with luxurious bathroom and laundry room, fabulous indoor to outdoor entertaining with professionally landscaped patio and pool. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.

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16477 Horseshoe Ridge (Chesterfield).

2434 Rockford Avenue (Rock Hill).

2252 Croydon Walk (Crystal Lake Park). $559,000

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7447 Somerset Avenue (Clayton).


This impeccably renovated home preserves old world charm while creating useful space for today’s busy lifestyles. Gorgeous stained glass windows, sparkling hardwood flooring and updated kitchen with granite counter tops will make this your dream home. Main level offers a gorgeous dining room and living room with special millwork.

556 Stratford (University City).


6. 22 Flower Hill Court ● Glendale

18101 Melrose (Wildwood).


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23 Brook Mill Lane (T & C).


335 East Jefferson (Kirkwood).

6956 Pershing (University City).


15921 Fairway Lake Ct. (Chesterfield).



NEW LISTING! Welcome to this fantastic family home with a gracious entry way boasting beautiful wainscoating, which continues upstairs into both the living room and dining room. There is an additional formal living room, which provides elegant space. Beyond these rooms you’ll find an updated kitchen. Step outside to a perfect summer entertainment patio.

7270 Maryland Avenue (University City). $485,000

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549 Lexington Landing Dr. (St. Charles). $649,900

NEW LISTING! Bubbling with charm, this home is located on almost 2 acres. Completely renovated throughout, the house is abundant in sought-after features: great kitchen with stainless appliances, maple cabinetry, solid surface countertop, fine lighting, ceramic flooring and eat-in breakfast room. The dining room and living room have hardwood floors, beautiful wet bar with granite counter tops and backsplash. A luxury of the home includes a season room with terrazzo flooring and stone fireplace.


1720 Kenmont Road (Ladue).

This custom-built Lewis home boasts a gracious entry that leads to a beautiful dining room and living room. Proceed into a spacious great room with a stone fireplace that opens to the breakfast room and chef’s kitchen. On the second floor you'll find a beautiful master suite with a tray ceiling, gorgeous bath and walk-in closet. The finished lower level has a family room and another full bath. You'll love the back yard with a patio and fully fenced in yard.





St. Louis City NAACP




O C E L E B R AT E T H E 1 0 0 T H anniversary of the St. Louis City NAACP, guests gathered at The Chase Park Plaza to honor the progress made by Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Henry Thomas and Charles Person, as well as salute James Buford, John Dubinsky and Richard Mark with the Commitment to St. Louis Award. After closing remarks, guests enjoyed the Temptation Revue featuring Dennis Edwards while they danced the night away.

John Dubinsky, Fr. David Caron

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Hattie Jackson, Elaine Spearman

Teresa Haley, Richard Mark

Darlean King, Denise Thimes, June Fowler

Ralleigh Grandberry III, Elaine Grandberry

Belma and Henry Givens, Joan Quicksilver

Frankie Freeman, Carol and Tom Voss

Monique and Brian Leonard, Karen Kalish

Fay Davis, Keith Robinson, Dorothy Jones

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open sunday 11-1 100 twill haven drive | st. charles county 11½ acres $1,575,000 nestled in the heart of cottleville, this custom 5-bedroom home with 9,700 sq. ft. offers. 5-acre stocked lake.

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1223 wild horse creek road | wildwood 18 acres, 3 residences $2,500,000 a horse-lover’s paradise! this pristine, historic ‘century farm’ has been beautifully restored & updated!

maryland walk penthouses | clayton no. 17a traditional 3 beds, 3½ baths $2,595,000 no. 17c customize 3 beds, 3½ baths $2,450,000

the crescent penthouses | clayton no. 905 contemporary 2 beds, 2½ baths $2,495,000 no. 907 customize 3 beds, 3½ baths $2,195,000

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9701 ladue road | ladue 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths $1,149,000 Gracious colonial on 1.13-acre lot in a park-like setting. 5600+ sqft of comfortable living space. 3-c gar. pool.

262 meadowbrook country club way 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths $995,000 spacious villa overlooks meadowbrook country club. screened porch off master suite. finished lower level.

3466 whitsetts fork road | wildwood 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $850,000 experience the beauty of nature on this 6.84-acre equestrian lovers dream property. renovated home.

1 sappinGton spur | kirkwood schools 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths $699,000 stunning harris armstrong contemporary on lush lot w/ pool. sophisticated kitchen, screened porch & guest house.

14 colonial hills parkway | creve coeur 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $599,900 fresh, bright & updated throughout, this classic traditional home is located in desirable ladue schools.

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4909 laclede ave. #2103 | central west end 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths $789,000 park east tower executive penthouse with unmatched views of the city. Elegant living & free flowing floor plan.

4 indian creek lane | ladue schools 5 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths $749,000 Gracious coloinal built to last & win your heart! it offers 3,776 sq. ft. & is situated on a 1-acre lot in frontenac.

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232 n. kinGshiGhway blvd. | centralwest end chase park plaza #1401 $569,000 designer decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit with fabulous views, luxury finishes & 1st class amenities.

41 northcote | brentwood 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $539,000 newer home located in popular york village is just what you have been waiting for! offers 3,000+ sq. ft.

7947 teasdale avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths $445,000 exquisite art deco gem. updated & stylish. luxury amenities. Gorgeous gardens.walk to clayton.

18024 oakhill trail court | wildwood 3+ bedrooms, 3½ baths $425,000 nestled in the woods with utmost privacy on 3 acres. Sun-filled rooms, Lafayette School. Convenient location.

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609 north mosley | creve coeur 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $335,000 beautiful ranch home on a park-like setting. updated kitchen/baths. 4-season patio with heating/cooling.

822 brownell avenue | Glendale 4+ bedrooms, 2 baths $299,000 modern updates & original details offer the warmth & charm of a bygone era.

1416 benbush drive | parkway central 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $239,900 beautifully remodeled ranch with updated kitchen & baths. finished lower level. patio & fenced yard.

#1 plant court | webster Groves 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $237,500 adorable & charming! updated kitchen with breakfast room, fire pit & perennial gardens galore, Private lane.

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St. Louis Classical Guitar Society




HE 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA OF the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society featured a range of performances, including students from the St. Louis Academy for Guitar, Douglas Niedt, Kirk Hanser and John McClellan and others, along with an address by honorary chair, acclaimed classical guitarist Christopher Parkening. Held at Missouri Athletic Club, the event celebrated the founding of the George C. Krick Classic Guitar Guild of St. Louis, which became the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. Guests also enjoyed an in-depth video retrospective of the guitar in St. Louis. More photos on page 72

Christopher Parkening, Bill Ash

John and Jill Clayton, Paul Reuter

Douglas and Elizabeth Niedt

Kimberly and Robert Abbott

Brian Mills, Carla Gordon

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Westminster Christian Academy




AISING ALMOST $1 MILLION since its launch in 1995, the Andy Benes Golf Tournament benefiting Westminster has enabled the school to offer need-based financial aid for families. With fantastic weather, players practiced on the range and the putting green at St. Albans Country Club before hitting the links. Players then gathered at the clubhouse to enjoy a buffet and to receive awards for their play.

Andy Benes, Trevor Dodds

Thomas, Angie and Steve Lauer

Tom Stoner, Jim Marsh

Mike Stanfil, Graham Stanfil

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42 Glen Eagles, Ladue Offered at $2,495,000.

10 Overbrook Drive, Ladue Offered at $2,350,000.

5105 Lindell Boulevard, CWE Offered at $1,950,000.

6127 Lindell Boulevard, CWE Offered at $999,999.

49 Westmoreland Place, CWE Offered at $1,295,000.

14 Briarcliff, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $1,185,000.

1178 Hampton Park Drive, Richmond Heights Offered at $995,000.

124 Worthington Oaks Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $975,000.

1 Exmoor Drive, Ladue Offered at $789,000. Open 8/18, 1-3 PM.

11414 Conway Road, Westwood New Price. Offered at $570,000.

1119 North Drive, Warson Woods Offered at $559,000.

933 Winterwood Lane, Ladue New Listing. Offered at $575,000. Open 8/18, 1-3 PM.

11804 Manhattan Avenue, Des Peres Offered at $469,900.

2158 East Drive, Crystal Lake Park Offered at $467,500.

10030 South Marlene, Affton Schools New Listing. Offered at $169,900

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

41 Tealwood, Creve Coeur Offered at $419,000.

1435 Bald Eagle Road, Wildwood Offered at $344,000.

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933 WINTERWOOD LANE, Ladue. Simply lovely 4BR/3BA home.





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Fathers’ Support Center




AT H E R S ’ S U P P O R T C E N T E R recently celebrated 15 years of helping men become better fathers at its annual ‘A Toast to Fathers’ dinner at Windows on Washington. The event raised $97,000, which will benefit programs such as an intensive six-week ‘boot camp’ that teaches men who have fallen out of their children’s lives to become more responsible fathers. The event began with cocktails and jazz entertainment, followed by dinner and awards. Fox 2’s Bonita Cornute served as emcee.

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UXURY GARAGE SALE RECENTLY teamed up with Marlene Hammerman, president of National Council of Jewish Women, and St. Louis fashion force Susan Sherman for the kick-off of its Pop-Up Shop at Collective at MX. Featured designers included Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and more. The charitable evening allowed guests an exclusive first look at the shop’s offerings. Robust Wine Bar provided refreshments for the evening. Based in Chicago, Luxury Garage Sale is an upscale consignment service and boutique that was founded in 2010 by Brielle Buchberg and Lindsay Segal. More photos on page 72

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HIRTEEN PROVED TO BE A LUCKY number for the Innsbrook Institute as it capped off a successful 13th season. This year, the Institute, led by board chair Tom Gunn, executive director Marilyn Humiston and artistic director David Halen, presented a series of summer concerts under the theme ‘Carnevale of Music.’ One such performance, Dance the Night Away, featured Halen and his wife, soprano Miran Halen. Innsbrook offers students the highest level of classical music instruction and performance during its annual Summer Music Academy.

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You’ll find history, local lore and sweeping views of the Missouri landscape at the Old Courthouse Rotunda as it features the works of area artist BRYAN HAYNES on exhibit. TREES/WATER/ SKY—A Walk through Missouri showcases sketches and original works by Haynes, who is based in St. Albans. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20, and is free and open to the public. On a related note, look for Haynes’ new book, New Regionalism: The Art of Bryan Haynes to be released in October.

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Bryan Haynes’ Above the Beyond

Construction is underway on the new RAINTREE SCHOOL in Town & Country. Scheduled to open this fall, the Reggio Emiliainspired Forest School will serve approximately 70 children ages 2 to 6. The $2.3 million facility will have 6,800 square feet of learning space, including four classrooms, an art studio, teaching kitchen and nature-based playground. Raintree, currently located in Ballwin, is Missouri’s first Forest School, which uses outdoor education as a means to develop independence and self-esteem in young children.

This weekend, the Jewish Family & Children’s Service is hosting the sixth annual open house to benefit the HARVEY KORNBLUM JEWISH FOOD PANTRY. The open house at the pantry’s new facility at 10601 Baur Blvd. in Creve Coeur takes place Sunday, Aug. 18, and is open to the public. Admission to the event is a bag of groceries.

WORD AROUND TOWN Lift for Life Gym founder (and 2011 LN Dynamic Person honoree) MARSHALL COHEN has written a memoir titled Rough Cuts. The book tells of Cohen’s struggle as a youngster with attention deficit disorder who later battled depression, as well as his vision for establishing a gym for inner-city children. The gym now serves more than 400 kids. In addition, Lift for Life Academy, which Cohen opened in 2000, has a current enrollment of 575 students.

Former St. Louisan WINIFRED McCAFFREY is out with her latest book, Meet Me in St. Louis, which chronicles the travels of the author’s alter ego, Mary. Readers first meet Mary as an 11-year-old living in St. Louis during the height of the Great Depression, and follow her through multiple continents.

senior living in town & country, missouri An MIT-bound Ladue teen has been awarded a gold medal from the recent International Chemistry Olympiad in Russia. As LN earlier reported, RUNPENG LIU and three others competed as members of the U.S. team that earned a total of two gold medals and two silver medals during the contest. Runpeng will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.

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Nine-year-old HANNAH OHMS of Chesterfield is headed to Carnegie Hall to perform in a ‘Winners’ Recital’ following her silver-medal finish at the recent World Piano Competition in Cincinnati. Hannah’s 7-year-old sister, ABIGAIL, was awarded honorable mention in the contest. The girls, who attend Wild Horse Elementary School, are the daughters of CHERRY and COLLIN OHMS. Their piano teacher is MARLITA WEISS.

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Alexis with Butler’s Pantry professionals

Will Gust, Sarah Kocher, Allison Krepel and Tim O’Connell

Raise a glass! The YOUNG FRIENDS OF LEGAL SERVICES OF EASTERN MISSOURI recently held a networking mixer at Maplewood’s Schlafly Bottleworks. Among other things, the group helps to raise awareness for the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, a nonprofit that provides assistance to low-income families.

BUTLER’S PANTRY treated 14-year-old Alexis to a baker’s dream day through the Make-A-Wish program. Alexis, who has been battling neuromyelitis optica, was greeted by a cheering crowd as she arrived by limousine. Not only was the teen able to spend the day in a professional kitchen, she was the star of a lunch for herself and her guests. Additional surprises to complete Alexis’ celebration included a designer cake, floral arrangements, an embroidered chef’s coat and professional kitchen supplies.

The VEILED PROPHET COMMUNITY SERVICE INITIATIVE brought together more than two dozen young women and their fathers to the St. Louis USVETS facility, where they assisted with grounds-keeping, planted flowers and underwrote the erection of a flagpole. Through the initiative, thousands of hours of community service will be completed this summer by Veiled Prophet families. Rhondell Domilici and Steve Spoerle

At age 67, Steve Spoerle ran a half-marathon with his daughter, Rhondell Domilici, for the CROHN’S & COLITIS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA. After watching his daughter not only deal with the pain of Crohn’s disease, but work to help others with the disease, he vowed at her last half-marathon he would join her, should she run with Team Challenge again. That promise was fulfilled, and he raised almost $5,000 for the cause.

Kirkwood players are shown in pink; Webster players are in black.

The KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER TEAM hosted its annual Kick for Cancer event, playing Webster Groves High School. This year’s event not only benefited Friends of Kids with Cancer, but also the family of Kirkwood freshman soccer player Karley Branch, who recently had a cancerous tumor removed from her spine. The event raised more than $2,500.


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LIFE SKILLS received a $400,000 software donation from Microsoft, as well as five computers. Microsoft made the donation, along with donations to three other charities, at the opening of its new Saint Louis Galleria location.



Michael McMillan

Beyond the Numbers




OUNTING NUMBERS HAS been a big part of Michael McMillan’s life for a long time. As a teenager, he worked in the accounting department of his uncle’s beverage distributing business. At Saint Louis University, he went to business school and planned to major in finance. And although he ended up in African-American studies and politics, he was still adding up numbers: McMillan piled up a large sum of leadership roles after he became the youngest person ever elected to the St. Louis Board of Alderman; and seven years ago, his clout multiplied tenfold when he was voted in as the license collector for the City of St. Louis. McMillan has served on the boards of dozens of organizations, charitable causes and civil rights groups, accumulating scores of awards and honors along the way. His City Hall office was responsible for bringing in some $60 million in business taxes and fees—all amounting to some very big numbers, indeed. But from now on, he’ll start counting in a different way: adding up the number of people’s lives he wants to help change for the better. McMillan was just named the new president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, one of the most successful Urban League offices in the nation. He took the place of James Buford, who retired after 28 years and is considered one of the region’s most profound African-American leaders. McMillan will be trying to follow a person who built a reputation as a unifier and a calming presence. “No one can fill Jim Buford’s shoes—my job is to try and sustain the legacy he created and build upon that work,” he says. McMillan became involved with the Urban League early on, about the same time he got his driver’s license. He attended St. Louis University High School, and then graduated in 1989 from Bishop DuBourg. At 41, he’s still a young man, but has been around long enough to realize that the goals ahead won’t come easy. “The first thing I’m going to do is go on a listening tour and meet with our 65 board members, our 200 employees, the United Way and our corporate partners.” When I worked as a news reporter, I always thought of the Urban League as having a unique role. I knew that when those on the far left and far right were at odds, or if racial tension was brewing, I could always count on the League to step forward and try to forge some middle ground in an attempt to bring everyone closer together. McMillan understands that perception, as

well. “The Urban League is uniquely positioned to provide a voice of reason because it has the most diverse constituency. It functions as a civil rights organization and advocate for African-Americans and the poor and oppressed, while simultaneously creating very strong relationships with the business and corporate community and other not-for-profit organizations so that everyone’s voice is at the table.” He adds the biggest mission for the Urban League today is jobs. “We need to make sure the League helps those in the inner-city and throughout the area who have a difficult time trying to get into the work force. We need to help people who are desirous to work and get them jobtraining and educational skills, and help them have a more meaningful life and successful careers.” McMillan also may be in a unique position to blend in with corporate CEOs, both literally and physically. Until you meet him, you probably wouldn’t be able to immediately recognize his racial makeup. “I’m African-American, but very light-complexioned. We can trace our family back to the South; and in my family, we even have some

of the slave papers our ancestors had.” McMillan laughs when he talks about how some people are surprised when they realize he is, indeed, African-American. “That happens to me on a regular basis. Being a native of St. Louis and having gone to school here my whole life, the older I get, the less the confusion is,” he says. “So now, you know—that makes at least one more person who is less confused, and you can answer that unequivocally!” McMillan’s race, and the history of AfricanAmericans, is always something that provides perspective—a perspective that many of us can never fully understand. “It’s difficult for a race of people in 150 years to go from being a piece of property to being fully equalized in terms of all aspects of life in society,” he tells me in a somber tone. “We obviously have made tremendous strides, and the Urban League is trying to help finish the job.” The number crunching begins again, like the 78,000 people the St. Louis Urban League helped just last year alone. That’s a very big number, indeed, and Michael McMillan is still counting.

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A Complete Transformation


ON’T LET APPEARANCES BE deceiving. Although weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo doesn’t look like someone who can relate to the pains of being obese; at age 16, he weighed 360 pounds. “I could have been the king of excuses,” he says. “My family was plagued by obesity and its related illnesses.” Instead, he made the decision to change, losing 160 pounds in two years—and keeping it off. Today, D’Angelo is helping hundreds of clients lose hundreds of pounds, and is taking it a step further with his new Show Me St. Louis segment, Transformation Tuesdays. The appearances will present a mix of weight-loss tips and strategies, as well as success stories of people who have worked with D’Angelo. “Sharing success stories can inspire others with what’s possible,” D’Angelo says, adding that defining where you want to go is one of the first steps to losing weight. “The first step is to get real


about where you are. So few people are honest with themselves. People will come in and tell me, This weekend I had three drinks and some ice cream, but that’s better than I used to be. The reality is, they’re doing the same things they always have done, and it’s only going to get worse. If you own up and learn from the things that don’t work out, you’ll grow immensely.” Being extremely overweight has impacts on every aspect of life, D’Angelo notes—from friendships and relationships to work. “I have clients who haven’t been in a picture in six or eight years because they don’t like how they look. Pictures and memories are what life is about.” He suggests people who are serious about weight loss think about their reasons for making a change—whether it’s to look and feel better, build confidence and have more energy at work, or to attract a partner in life. Who do I Continued on page 73

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weddings&engagements A Ladue News Special Section

By Katherine Comfort-Mason





Amanda Garrison & William Bishop

lenn Garrison of Solvang, Calif., and Lisa Garrison of Santa Maria, Calif., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Garrison, to William Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bishop of Webster Groves. The bride-to-be earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California – Santa Barbara, and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master’s degree in anthropology in 2012. The future groom is a 2001 alumnus of John Burroughs School. He graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts, and earned a Ph.D. in history from Vanderbilt University in 2012. Amanda and William met at Vanderbilt and became engaged over the holidays. They are to be married on March 29, 2014 in Santa Barbara, and will reside in Nashville.

Rachel Greenhall & Matthew McRoskey

essica Dowell Greenhall of Ladue and Richard Greenhall of Philadelphia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Eva Greenhall, to Matthew Coffey McRoskey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McRoskey of Pacific Palisades, Calif. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Visitation Academy. She earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Santa Clara University in 2008, followed by a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2011. That same year, she joined Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman as an associate. The future groom, who is a leasing agent at Thomas Properties Group Inc., also earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from Santa Clara University in 2008. Matt and Rachel met as freshmen and courted for the next seven years. On Valentine’s Day, they reminisced about college by looking through a scrapbook Rachel had made. “We still have one more photo to add,” Matt told her as they neared its end. Unbeknownst to Rachel, he had inserted a final page that read, ‘The Engagement.’ As she turned to it, he proposed. The couple, who reside in Santa Monica, Calif., will be married on Dec. 13 in St. Louis. The ceremony will be held at the Cathedral Basilica, followed by a reception at the Saint Louis Club.


Jessica Sommer & Curtis Goss


aren Sommer of Creve Coeur is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Lynn Sommer, to Curtis Goss III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Goss Jr. of St. Louis. Jessica’s father is the late James E. Sommer. The bride-to-be graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 2000, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Murray State University in 2004. She then joined Edward Jones, where she works as a senior service specialist. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lindbergh High School. In 2005, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Webster University. An avid golfer since childhood, Curt is the head golf professional and director of instruction at Mystic Oak Golf Course in Waterloo, Ill. The couple, who became engaged in December, will be married Oct. 26 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo. A reception at Mystic Oak Golf Course is to follow. After honeymooning in Mexico, the couple will make their home in Waterloo.

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A Ladue News Special Section

A Letter to the

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EAREST BRIDE, There is a quote from Victorian-era Englishman John Ruskin that I love: When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. There is a lot of work that goes into planning a wedding. It’s a lot more than just organizing people, places and things. For you, it is a lifechanging rite of passage, a time to discover the essence of the woman you want to be, and to share that with your beloved. There will be things that come up – with your family, your friends (especially your bridesmaids), your intended (he’s going through a huge change in lifestyle, also) and your vendors. You only get one mother, and whatever your situation may be— divorce, estrangement, etc.—this is the woman who brought you into this world. Now that you’re ready to leave and start your own home, it’s a lot for her to take in. Take some time, be patient and be loving. There are girls who have lost their mothers way too early, and would give a million dollars just to have their moms around to help them plan their wedding. Your bridesmaids usually are young women. Like yourself, they have lives, money problems, time constraints, and emotional highs and lows regarding your wedding. Remember, you are not the only person in the world to be a bride. Consider what you’re asking of them. Temper any requests by reversing the situation in your mind: What if she was the bride and you were the bridesmaid? Expecting another busy young woman to be at your beck and call is ridiculous. Five bridal showers? Two-hour hair and make-up services at $150 a pop? These are young women who hopefully will be your lifelong friends. Be considerate, and give them your love and friendship. Finally, your purveyors: They are not magicians, nor are they mindreaders. No one would ever do anything purposely to offend you or do something you did not approve of. No one is out to sabotage you, or make your wedding less than the best it can be. Vendors have no control over the weather. If it’s freezing in April or pouring rain in July, it’s not their fault. They love their jobs and a part of that love is to please you. Most vendors are dedicated professionals and they have feelings. Treat them with the respect you would want for yourself. This is one of your first opportunities to shape the essence of the woman you are to become. Who doesn’t want to be lovely and worthy of love? Who doesn’t want to be a patient, understanding, caring friend (or daughter)? You can’t always control how you feel, but you can control how you act. If you act like a woman of grace, chances are, that is the woman you’ll become. Never forget, everyone involved in your wedding wants to please you. I wish you a lifetime of happiness, and I personally would do everything I can to make sure your wedding day is the starting point of that happiness. With all good wishes, John Sullivan John Sullivan has worked with partner Ken Miesner for 30-plus years at Ken Miesner’s Flowers, where they have done flowers for some 1,200 weddings! ‘Like’ him on Facebook under ‘Wedding Wisdom,’ where guests are welcome to post pictures, and leave comments and opinions.


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ON ANNIE: Simone Carvalli dress, $258, Wedding Gallery; Earrings, $94, Laurie Solet; Pelle Moda shoes, $83, Dillard’s. ON TAYLOR: Mystique dress, $272, Wedding Gallery Gallery; Earrings, $15, Melanie’s. ON NORA: Sparkle dress, $247, Wedding Gallery Gallery; Bracelet, $74, Laurie Solet; Tasha earrings, $16, Nordstrom; Antonio Melani heels, $90, Dillard’s. ON KATE: Extreme dress, $298, Wedding Gallery Gallery; Bangles, $9/each, Melanie’s; Earrings, $9, Melanie’s.

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ON ANNIE: La Femme dress, $379, Distinctions; Bracelets, $18/each, Melanie’s; Kate Spade earrings, $98, Nordstrom; Michael Kors heels, $135, Nordstrom. ON KATE: Alexa Designs dress, $239, Distinctions; Tasha earrings, $18, Nordstrom; Enzo heels, $90, Nordstrom.


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Private Wealth Management

In Your Corner

By Julia Christensen

Gebhard explains that expansion has been “a process of growing the firm with the right clients.” He notes the dual interview process, saying that new client relationships are based around fit, which includes areas such as the ability to assist the client and the client’s expectation of the firm. “When we look at a client’s situation, we want to see where can we add value—and that’s different for every single client,” Altic explains. “We put on that ‘consulting hat’ first, and drill deep into their situation to figure out, from an independent standpoint, what is the best strategy.” PWM works with institutional finances, as well as family wealth. “A lot of what we do is look at multigenerational planning: We create family mission statements and educate the younger generations to make sure the value of that money doesn’t get lost over time,” Gebhard says. Other services include an on-staff Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, who helps make sense of finances before or during a possible divorce, as well as a rapidly growing 401(k) practice.

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hey say two heads are better than one, yet many people stick to the norm and hire a single person to control their financial future. Unlike the traditional model, full-service firm Private Wealth Management (PWM) provides clients with a team of financial experts, each in their own area of expertise working to assist clients in whatever way necessary. “As long as I’ve been in financial services, it has always been about someone’s cut of the commission—it’s all diced up,” says wealth manager, Tripp Gebhard. “We don’t get caught up on splitting client control—we focus on getting the job done.” The seven PWM professionals each work together on accounts, with different people being utilized depending on the issue at hand. For example, PWM founder and managing director Joseph Altic credits one team member as being excellent in research, and another at all things related to estate and tax strategy. “I grew up under the traditional models of the financial planning world,” Altic says. “At the end of the day, it felt like you were competing against each other—no team approach.” Focused on providing value to customers,




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mid the flurry of day-to-day operations, the future plan of a business often is placed on the back burner. But local financial advisers note that nothing can be more important for a company to address than its succession plan. And with the Corporate Executive Board reporting that only about a third of business owners who intend to exit their company in the next five years have a succession plan, advisers stress the time to start preparing is now. “It’s not uncommon, especially for successful businesses, to be very good at managing the day-to-day growth and issues of their businesses, and not be thinking about the future. But we ask them to think about what that business could look like without the primary business owner there,” explains Guy Hockerman, VP and senior financial planner of The Commerce Trust Company. A succession plan can smooth the road of transition from the current business owner to the new head of the company. And it will contain the allimportant decision of who will be next to lead the business: a family member, a colleague or a third party. “Executives need to evaluate ultimately where they would like the business to go,” Hockerman says. “These succession plans take a fair amount of time to develop, so we suggest that they take at least a five-year period to be thinking about the next steps.” There are four critical stages of a succession plan: initiation, selection, education and transition, Hockerman continues. “In the initiation phase, possible successors learn about the business. It is important for the business owner to speak openly about the business, in a positive but realistic manner, in order to transmit information about the company’s values, culture and future direction to the next generation.” This step is particularly important for family businesses to avoid future conflict, he adds. Next, a business owner must select who will be the successor, and that individual should be brought up to speed on operating the company, Hockerman explains. In many cases, there will be education and training for the new leader as the former owner gradually transitions out of the business. Maurice Quiroga, executive VP and managing director at PNC Wealth Management, agrees that a succession plan is crucial to ensure the continuity of success for the company, its owner, employees and clients. “You never know when a life event might occur,” he notes. “Thirty percent of people will become disabled before the age of retirement; and one in five people will be out of work for at least a year during their career due to an illness or accident.” Quiroga says the answer to these issues is a succession plan, which will help businesses maximize their value and ensure financial security today and into the future. Among critical components, he says the plan should Continued on page 73


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Investing Decisions in Households

Who Has the Say?


roper communication is widely attributed as a trait of a healthy marriage, but it appears something has been lost in translation. When asked about investment decisions, 38 percent of married women surveyed declared themselves the primary decision-maker—but merely 5 percent of their husbands agreed, according to a study by BMO Private Bank. When the roles are reversed, the numbers are similarly disconnected. “The most striking finding of this study is that there is a huge disconnect in perception of who is the primary decision-maker in the household,” explains BMO VP and senior financial planner Kimberly Bridges. “Overall, what we see is that roughly two-thirds of men reported themselves as the primary decision-makers, but only a fraction of the women are saying their spouse or partner is the primary decision-maker.” David Ott, Acropolis Investment Management cofounder and partner, says investment-related decisions are “slightly tilted toward men” in his professional experience. “It’s common for only one spouse to be making most of the decisions, and I would say that my client base is probably 60 to 65 percent male—but I do think that is generational,” explains Ott, noting that most of his clients are in their early 60s. He says he believes the younger couples he works with have a greater decisionmaking balance.


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By Julia Christensen

In the same BMO study, Bridges mentions that more men reported confidence in their ability to handle their investments. “That tells you we need to do something to build the confidence of women,” she says. “We need to recognize that when we are working with couples, we can’t assume they’re on the same page. In fact, this research illustrates that there is a big difference between what the men think and what the women think in terms of how decisions are made.” To help decipher the communication disconnect, Bridges recommends bringing in a third party. “The financial adviser can help them get on the same page.” At the end of the day, some people—gender aside—simply are better at numbers. “What I see in households is that—like anything else—everybody has different talents,” explains Moneta Group principal Nancy Georgen, who notes that she is the primary decision-maker regarding investments not because her husband is incapable of doing so, but because it is her career expertise. “If you were to ask me how much equality there is, I’d say the majority of my clients are equally involved with financial decision-making,” Georgen says. “It’s just that the men are still more comfortable making decisions and stepping up to the lead role. My belief is just that it’s education—as I see more females get to know finance, out of necessity or just because they’re more involved, I see them taking a more active role.”

“there is a big difference between what the men think and what the women think in terms of how decisions are made.” Kimberly Bridges, BMO VP and senior financial planner


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Altic has been advising institutions and affluent families throughout North America and Europe for more than 20 years. Altic, who has positioned the firm as an independent national leader in comprehensive wealth management, specializes in executive compensation, corporate succession planning and custom trustee strategies. He resides in Chesterfield with his wife, Yvonne, and their three children.

Diane Compardo, CPA, CFP, Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 500, 244-3222, As a family CFO, Compardo helps her clients make important decisions by taking the time to understand every aspect of their financial lives. She has spent her career providing executives and other high-networth individuals with comprehensive financial planning services, including advice on investments, retirement, stock options, estate-planning and taxes.

Tim Durbin, VP, Relationship Manager PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 110, 898-1583, Durbin has 12 years of experience in financial services, including credit, management and business development. He delivers access for affluent clients to credentialed professionals, providing customized solutions in private banking, investments, financial and estate planning. Durbin earned a BA in Psychology from Saint Louis University and is active in the nonprofit community.


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Matthew Fairbairn, RP, Adviser Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, 290-8600,

Adam Goldstein, J.D., LL.M, Adviser Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, 290-8600,

Fairbairn serves as a wealth adviser dedicated to the personal financial matters of affluent families and individuals. In addition to providing investment management and estate planning services, he also focuses on managing investments within 401(k) plans for local businesses. He received his BS in finance at the University of Illinois.

Goldstein’s areas of focus fall into three realms: estate planning, tax planning and wealth planning. He earned a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law. He currently serves as a member of BAMSL’s Probate and Trust committee.

Barry Feldman, Home Loan Consultant FirstBank Mortgage 1 First Missouri Center, 249-0603, Feldman is a graduate of Ladue High School as well as the University of Denver. He is a member of the American Banker’s Association, The Mortgage Bankers Association and the Private Wealth Management Association. Feldman also is actively involved in fundraising for breast cancer research.

Tripp Gebhard, Partner Private Wealth Management 12935 N. Outer 40, Ste. 105, 878-1804, Gebhard, who serves as wealth manager and head of the firm’s business development team, has 14 years of financial services experience and holds the CFS and CDFA designations. Gebhard specializes in counseling families on lifetime goals and multigenerational planning. He and his wife, Dawnya, reside in Ladue with their three children.

Steve Grigone, AWMA, Adviser Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, 290-8600, Grigone joined Parkside after 28 years as an accomplished IT sales executive. He values Parkside’s fee-only approach to objectively assisting clients with their financial lives. Grigone focuses on the core areas of investment management, tax planning, risk management and estate planning. He has a BSBA in Finance from Creighton University.

John Handy, COO & President of Private Client Services The Commerce Trust Co. 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-7236, Handy directs the delivery of comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients and prospects. Prior to joining Commerce in 1999, he was COO and a director of TIAACREF Trust Co. He also spent 10 years with NationsBank (formerly Boatmen’s Trust Co.). He holds the C.F.S.C. designation from the ABA Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University, as well as a Series 65 Registered Investment Adviser’s license. He earned a B.A. in economics and business administration from Wittenberg University.

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Kraner coordinates services to high-networth individuals by providing investment advisory services, as well as wealth-transition planning, income-tax planning/compliance, and retirement planning. He possesses 30-plus years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of tax and wealth advisory services.

David Krauss, Family Office Managing Director The Commerce Trust Co. 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-7266, Krauss is managing director of Commerce Family Office, which provides customized financial planning and lifestyle management services to families holding significant wealth. Prior to joining Commerce in 2011, Krauss provided similar highly specialized services as a tax attorney for 35 years. He earned a J.D. from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in economics from Washington University.

Kelli Lewis, CPA, AEP, AM, Principal, Tax & Business Services, Trusts & Estates Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road., Suite 800, 889-1100, Lewis’ trusts, estate and gift planning, retirement planning, and wealth-transition planning expertise draws upon her 25-plus years of experience and credentials such as Accredited Estate Planner and Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers. Further, she serves as president of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.


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Lenise Major, CPA, Manager, Tax & Business Services Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100,

Ted McNulty, CFP Director of Investments/Adviser Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, 290-8600,

Major oversees client affairs and manages the applications of tax planning for highnet-worth individuals and their families. She specializes in trust, estate, gift, individual, and investment partnership taxation and planning and uses her experience to assist clients throughout the estate-planning process, from document review to tax compliance.

As director of investments, McNulty serves as Parkside’s top investments adviser in the family office division, as well as assists highnet-worth families with their investment, risk and tax estate-planning needs. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tulsa University.

Deborah Maret, CIMA, Principal, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100, Maret uses 15-plus years of investmentand financial-planning experience to assist high-net-worth individuals with multiple financialplanning matters, including developing and implementing investment plans. As a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), she possesses the knowledge to provide investment advice and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving financial services world.

Frederic Maurer III Senior VP, Senior Banking Adviser PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 110, 898-1331, Maurer has 30 years of private banking experience, successfully serving high-net-worth families with their deposit and credit needs. Maurer, who earned his BA and MBA degrees from Saint Louis University, serves on SLU’s A&S executive advisory board, and is advisory director of the National Conference for Community and Justice, Metropolitan STL.

Connie Moore Client Care Specialist The Commerce Trust Co. 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-8755, Moore joined Commerce Bank 15 years ago and serves as its client care specialist. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in guidance counseling from Northeast Missouri State University. To best serve the needs of her clients, she also earned graduate certificates in gerontology from Lindenwood University and in marriage/ family therapy from The Menninger Clinic.

Patrick Morningstar, CFP VP, Investment Adviser PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 110, 898-1342, Morningstar has more than 10 years of financial services industry experience guiding individuals, families, trusts and charitable foundations through professional investment management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, graduating cum laude, and an MBA from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

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wealthadvisers Phelps manages client relationships and communicates portfolio construction, tax planning and compliance in order to meet the needs of high-net-worth clients in both the wealth advisory and tax areas. Her multi-faceted skills and experience provide her with broad-based investment and tax knowledge to better serve clients.

Maurice Quiroga, CTFA, CWS Executive VP, Managing Director PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., 9th Floor, 898-1338, Quiroga has more than 18 years of financial services experience focusing on wealth management, private banking, fiduciary and trust services and investments. He is a graduate of Xavier University and has a Masters from Fontbonne University. Quiroga also serves on the boards of COCA, Eugene Field House, Saint Louis Zoo, National Public Radio, St. Louis County Library Foundation and Kilo Foundation.

Kelly Richert, J.D., CFP, CTFA, Adviser Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, 290-8600, Richert manages Parkside’s corporate trustee services and assists high-net-worth families with their wealth-management needs. She received her JD and MBA from Saint Louis University, and her B.S.B.A. from University of Missouri. Her civic involvement includes the Southside Early Education Center and Heartland Industries boards, and SLU’s Bequest & Gift Council.

Andy Ruzicka Private Wealth Management 12935 N. Outer 40, Ste. 105, 878-1804, Ruzicka has executed planning and asset management strategies for institutions and highnet-worth families across North America and Europe for the past 14 years. He joined Private Wealth Management in 2004 as the firm’s operations manager and became a certified financial planner in 2010. Ruzicka heads PWM’s financial planning and investment committees.

Dave Sadler, CPA, CFP, PFS, AWMA, Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 500, 244-3241, A principal of Moneta Group since 1995 and a Price Waterhouse alum, Sadler has 21 years of financial advisory experience. As a family CFO, he focuses on clients’ unique financial goals recommending customized, objective strategies for their family’s wealth. Sadler is active in the community, serving on several boards and charitable committees. He and his wife, Christine, have two daughters.

M. Ellen Simmons, JD, CPA VP, Senior Wealth Planner PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 110, 898-1404, Simmons is an attorney and CPA with 30 years of tax and estateplanning experience. She provides financial solutions to business owners and wealthy individuals and has been a frequent speaker on charitable and estateplanning matters. She received an H.B.A. from Marquette and a J.D. from Saint Louis University.

Deborah Smiley, J.D., CFP VP, Senior Wealth Planner PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Suite 110, 898-1337, Smiley focuses on estate, business and retirement planning for high-net-worth individuals and business owners. She received a B.A., Cum Laude, and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky and is a Certified Financial Planner. Smiley is a board member of the Estate Planning Council and vice-chair of the BAMSL’s Probate and Trust committee.

Chandler Taylor, CFP, Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 500, 244-3215, With more than 30 years experience, family CFO Taylor has a wealth of financial expertise to help his clients protect their family businesses and personal assets. With Moneta Group since 1997, Taylor enjoys the personal relationships he shares with his clients. He also is active in Junior Achievement, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Illinois College and Innsbrook Institute.

Matthew Wagner, CFP, CTFA, President Parkside Financial Bank & Trust 8112 Maryland Avenue, Suite 101, 290-8600, A founder of Parkside with almost two decades helping affluent families achieve their financial goals, Wagner directs the client service needs for the Trust and Family Office team. Civic involvement includes St. Louis Priory Alumni board, Saint Louis University Department of Finance advisory board and Ronald McDonald House planned giving committee.

Douglas Weber, CPA, PFS, Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Suite 500, 244-3210, Continuing a successful career in tax, financial and business planning, Weber joined Moneta Group as family CFO in 1997. Since then, he has combined his depth of knowledge and industry expertise to provide his clients with true comprehensive financial advice. He also is widely involved in professional and philanthropic organizations and is an active member of the Jewish community.


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War on Wrinkles A Ladue News Special Section

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UR FACE: ITS EXPRESSIONS HELP us communicate with the world. But as we age, wrinkles can get in the way, affecting our self-confidence, personal relationships and professional lives, says Dr. Joseph Muccini of Mid-America Skin Health & Vitality Center. “We equate our wrinkles with what makes us look old to other people.” Through his medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology practice on the St. Luke’s Hospital campus in Chesterfield, Muccini is helping patients wage the so-called war on wrinkles by looking at the bigger picture. “We talk a lot about the face, but we really need to look at both the head and neck.” In addition to wrinkles on the face and neck, doctors and patients are battling skin damage in its texture, tone, radiance and color. Everyone wants to maintain that smooth texture, tight tone, bright radiance and uniform pigment, Muccini says. To maintain this kind of youthful glow, he notes prevention is the best defense. Muccini advises every woman to have at least four products in her

prevention arsenal: a gentle cleanser, a morning Vitamin C serum, a UVA/UVB sunscreen with at least 50 SPF and a night-time retinoid. He adds that an ounce of sunscreen should be applied 20 minutes before going outside and reapplied every two hours. However, once the skin damage is done, Muccini likens his practice to an entire toolbox that can provide fixes for specific projects. “It is really a question of trying to match a therapy to what is bothering someone. You need to have different tools; and with them, you can take a much more nuanced approach to a person’s problem.” On the skin surface level, his practice offers minimally invasive procedures such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. To address deeper issues, he can provide various options, including fillers, Botox or similar products. Additionally, cutting-edge laser and ultrasound treatments from Pearl Laser and Pearl Fractional Laser to Ulthera Ultrasonic Skin Tightening are offered.

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t’s no surprise that the face gets all the attention in the fight against fine lines and wrinkles. But don’t ignore some of the most-telling signs of aging skin: the hands and the décolleté. These areas require extra-special attention, too—unless you’re really into gloves and turtlenecks.

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Focus on the Hands and Décolleté

Take Care of the Telltale Signs By Connie Mitchell


hand often combine the technique with n old adage says, If you really want to know a woman’s fat or filler injections. age, don’t look at her face— Dermal fillers, used for years to help look at her hands. camouflage deep facial lines, come in It’s true. While many a variety of formulas. Plastic surgeons women treat their face with an array of and dermatologists choose the more surgical and nonsurgical procedures and appropriate filler based on the patient’s products designed to keep things plump, needs, tending to use thicker fillers for smooth and glowing, the hands often are deeper, more pronounced creases and left to the elements. Sun damage and age more viscous formulas for finer lines. leave the hands with telltale dark spots, “Probably the one we’ve used most visible veins and thinning skin. commonly in the hands is Radiesse, However, there are things that can although I do have Artefill in my left hand and not my right hand, and I can hold be done to improve the appearance of hands, as well as that of another area that them up five years later and see a fairly significant difference,” says Dr. Richard reveals aging skin, the décolleté, which is the skin below the neck and above the Moore, medical director of The Lifestyle breasts, often revealed by Center. plunging necklines. Moore notes that the To m i n i m i z e t h e technique used to add appearance of veins in filler to hands involves the hands, which become massaging the product that has been injected more pronounced due in order to distribute to a loss of fat, some it evenly, which may plastic surgeons offer result in some temporary fat-transfer procedures, swelling. in which excess fat is “For chest and neck removed from another area—often the thighs or areas, the old standby has buttocks—purified, and been aggressive skin care, injected into the hands peels of various types to provide volume. “Also, and very light lasering,” Nathan says. “We don’t fillers are being used to typically excise skin from do the same thing,” says that area because of the Dr. Charles Nathan of Dr. Charles Nathan, Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. scarring that can occur.” “The fillers are tempo- Parkcrest Plastic Surgery This area typically develops a leathery, rary, while the fat injections are more long-lasting.” deep wrinkly appearance. Nathan notes Surgery is not the first choice for that there are skin-care products made specifically for the décolleté area, along creating more youthful-looking hands. “There are some skin-tightening procewith more aggressive peels. dures where people excise skin and Yet the most effective way to deal then close it to tighten up the hand with wrinkles anywhere is to prevent skin, but it’s at the expense of leavthem, and that comes down to good ing some thin but permanent scars skin care and sun protection. Sunscreen on the hand. More people we see year-round is a must on the hands, want to have a more full, voluneck and décolleté, as well as on the mized look, and that’s where the face. Physician-directed skin care and fillers come in.” Nathan notes prescription products, such as Retin A, that surgeons who do remove help encourage new cell turnover and skin from the back of the collagen production.

“More people we see want to have a more full, volumized look, and that’s where the fillers come in.”


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hile approaches to reducing wrinkles on the hands and décolleté are limited, facial wrinkltes can be erased by using a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical techniques. The choice of procedure depends on the nature of the wrinkle. “On the face, there are ‘dynamic’ wrinkles (those that form from repeated movement) and ‘static’ wrinkles (due to sagging skin and loss of elasticity),” says Dr. Richard Moore, medical director of The Lifestyle Center. He says each type of wrinkle requires a different solution. Dynamic wrinkles respond well to Botox or similar products, while static wrinkles are best treated with laser resurfacing or dermal fillers, Moore says. Facelifts still result in a more youthful appearance for many patients, says Dr. Charles Nathan of Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. However, it is common to pair a facelift with additional nonsurgical

procedures, such as laser treatments, to refine the skin and remove fine lines. “Face-lifts don’t eliminate all lines and wrinkles because you can’t pull the skin taut everywhere,” he says. “Fine lines around the eyes and lips usually do well with lasers, fillers and peels.” Skin-tightening and -lifting treatments may help avoid facial wrinkling in some areas by eliminating sagging skin that creates creases and folds. Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff of the Ultherapy Center of St. Louis uses a technique that delivers focused

ultrasound to multiple layers of skin. “Ultherapy creates thousands of minute thermal injuries to the skin’s deeper layers, and the body responds by healing the injuries with new collagen formation,” he says. The collagen formation helps lift and rejuvenate the skin, preventing the sagging that cause some lines and wrinkles. Regardless of the approach you choose, physicians agree that a healthy lifestyle, sun protection and consistent skin care will help any face appear healthy and glowing.

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A Historic Abode BY ALAN E. BRAINERD


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The dining room is a combination of the original home and the owners’ personal eclectic taste.



O N ’ T W E A L L D R I V E BY certain homes and wonder, Who lives there? Or, perhaps even more interestingly, Who lived there? I certainly do! There is a home at the corner of Warson and Litzsinger roads that has always intrigued me—this is a house with a history! The current homeowner explained to me that the original parcel, which was part of the New Madrid Land Settlement, was approximately 170 acres (now down to 3) and owned by George Preiss. The home was built about 1849, and it’s where he and his wife set up housekeeping with their growing family. Clearly, these were some of the first Ladue settlers. The Preiss family was instrumental in the formation of what is now known as the Parkway United Church of Christ. In its infancy, the congregation met at the Preiss home before a church structure was built. There is still a bell on the property that was used to call the folks to church or a town meeting. Another bit of trivia is that this home was on the alternate route for the Pony Express. The original property has been integrated into what is now a 4,800-square-foot home with all the modern conveniences. You enter the home through the original location of the front door into a small vestibule that opens up to a large living room. A fireplace sits at one end, and the original bookshelves line the pickled wood panellined room. Large picture windows let light in during the day. An interesting staircase leads to the upper level and the bedrooms. The master bedroom comprises one entire end of the home with windows on three sides, creating the illusion of sleeping in a tree house. The main level has been expanded, as well, for entertaining family and friends. In addition to the

The staircase of the main house

A secret passage? No, just the door to the original cellar!

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Home spacious living room, a large family/game room, dining room, hearth room, kitchen and mudroom comprise the public spaces on this level. A historic surprise is a ‘trap door’ in a hallway off the kitchen and dining room that leads to the original cellar. Upon inspection, this mud floor, stonewalled space gives a builders view of the construction of the original residence. The floor joists actually are trees, with the bark remaining on some, which support the first floor. There is a long hallway that could have been used as part of a safe haven for slaves, I am told. Farther down on the property past the side lawn is an in-ground pool and a guesthouse with a garage that is used currently as an office for the gentleman of the house. The most interesting thing about this structure is the silo, which is original to the property and has been cleverly integrated into the outdoor deck/living space. A great conversation starter! If you want a house for history that has been lovingly restored, this could be the one. If things keep going the way with the cuts for the Post Office, it could be a plus to be on that alternate route for the Pony Express! 10002 Litzsinger Road is listed by Elaine Medve.

The kitchen, though modern, reflects an Old World charm.

This bookshelf is original to the home.

This original silo adds architectural interest to the guest cottage.


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The knotty pine paneling is the perfect backdrop for an antique poster and this corner seating area.

Photos by Michael Jacob

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Summer Magic in Missouri Every corner of Missouri has something special to offer for the native-plant gardener. I am more familiar with native plants for glades and shady spots, as my gardens have almost always been under trees. Now that I am cultivating a sunny glade on a dry, rocky hill, my interest has shifted to finding plants well-suited to shallow soils and little water. The Missouri prairie offers many wonderful plant choices for native gardens with these conditions. Even if you grew up in Missouri, it is unlikely that you have seen a mature prairie at the height of bloom since much of the native grassland was destroyed by the plow or the cow long ago. St. Louis was almost all prairie at the time of French

A sea of prairie blazing star at Schwartz Prairie

settlement, with only a band of trees along the river. The word prairie actually comes from the French word for ‘meadow.’ When Henry Shaw bought the land on which the Missouri Botanical Garden grows, it was part of the Prairie des Noyers or Walnut Prairie. His land was all treeless except for the stand of sassafras trees that grace the mausoleum grounds by Tower Grove House. These few trees were inspiration for the

‘grove’ part of Tower Grove. Ladue, for example, had mixed vegetation, with open grasslands and ridges marked with brush and patches of woods. Florissant was such a lush prairie filled with so many wildflowers that it was named after them. Swimming in a Sea of Prairie Normally, one cannot imagine a sunny July day in a western Missouri prairie as being heaven,

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Friday, Sept. 6, 4-7:30 p.m. Featuring Missouri Wildflowers Nursery plants, along with local foods, artwork and more! For more information, call (636) 451-3512. Shaw Nature Reserve, Gray Summit, MO. $5 admission (free to Garden members)

some of the most beautiful living landscapes I have ever seen. We spent the entire The flowers of the tall green milkweed at Golden Prairie draw many middle day of our delightful pollinators because they are heavy with nectar. journey hiking through several but with this cooler-than-normal summer, magnificent prairie preserves. It was my first we enjoyed not one, but three days in a row of experience being completely surrounded by the delightfully cool weather in our quest to view brilliant head-high purple spires of prairie blazing the summer splendor of some protected prairies. star Liatris and the striking white contemporary In southwestern Missouri, we visited the Pennarchitecture of the elegant rattlesnake master. Sylvania, Golden, Coyne and Schwartz Prairies, We saw wild blue sage, tall coreopsis, prairie rose all near Stockton and managed by the Missouri gentian, white spikes of Culver’s root and obediPrairie Foundation (MPF). We tromped, clament plant in full bloom. Lead plant, Amorpha canescens, punctuated the sea of green with soft, bered, tiptoed and rode on horseback through

silvery foliage. Rosa carolina, a tiny sweet pink single-flowered wild rose, was buried low beneath the tall grasses. In this prairie, these roses were barely knee-high. Wading through tall grasses and stepping gingerly over bare rocky pools, we observed many different combinations of plants and insects based on soil type, rock strata, moisture movement and slope direction. Some of our most special finds were the rich purple iron weeds (Vernonia) and the brilliant red royal catchfly (Silene regia). Both of these plants are already in my glade garden, but while I have 10 or 20, there were hundreds here… and the air was filled with butterflies! Close to Home The nearest collection of labeled prairie plants for you to enjoy is at the south end of the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Or visit the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit for a more extensive prairie experience. These grasslands have been carefully reconstituted through the decades by removing invasive cedars and bush honeysuckle, re-introducing fire management for woody plant control and careful seeding and planting of suitable native species. Its fall plant sale will include many prairie plants well-suited to our local conditions. Continued on page 73

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“The Fall market should be brisk as inventory in many areas remains low and interest rates also remain relatively low. Many buyers are feeling the need to purchase now as it is uncertain of when interest rates will rise.”

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“We have noticed a shift away from the market having a true seasonality. We believe if sellers continue to put their houses on the market, we will be just as busy this Fall as the first half of the year.”

“The St Louis real estate market has become a year-round market. If you are thinking of listing your house, don’t wait until Spring. Business has been steady all year. People are moving to St. Louis and now is a great time to take advantage of low interest rates.“

“I think we will continue to see an improving market as supply diminishes and interest rates inch up. However, I think it will remain a bit more sluggish for the luxury home market.”

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The Ladue News, a weekly publication serving the affluent market in St. Louis, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of our team as an Office Assistant. This position has daily interaction with all internal departments and with external customers. Duties include maintaining the distribution lists, handling audits, invoice and tearsheet distribution, some accounts receivable and daily interaction with the sales representatives plus other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be highly organized and be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must also have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. For consideration, please apply online at: Please include cover letter and resume. Equal Opportunity Employer We are a drug free workplace

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women in real estate Lynn Andel LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 569-1177, 609-0139, What’s really interesting about the St. Louis housing market, is that data indicates inventory is about 10 percent down, while unit sales are trending 10 percent up over last year. So what does that mean for the fall season? Simple. If you have a good house, don’t hesitate. Get it show-ready and get it on the market. Ultimately, the best house at the best price sells first – but when inventory is low, the best house sells in competition!

Mary Beth Benes COLDWELL BANKER GUNDAKER 707-7761, 2013 has shown a tremendous increase in the real estate market. As we enter late summer, we are experiencing the typical market slowdown due to vacations and families preparing for back to school. I expect the fall market to see a large spike in activity prior to the holiday season. Spring and fall tend to be the most vibrant time for our industry.

Kim Carney COLDWELL BANKER PREMIER GROUP 422-7449, If the spring and summer market is any indicator, the fall market is going to be great! I haven’t seen activity like this in years. Buyers are ready to buy and the inventory and interest rates are still low. If you’re even thinking about selling, now is the time!


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Julie Church ELIZABETH REAL ESTATE GROUP 222-7150, 573-280-3804, Traditionally, the fall market is a great time to buy, and this year is no different. Rates are historically low: Not only should buyers take advantage of the market, but sellers, too. With the current low inventory, sellers who are priced right and show are receiving multiple offers.

Lizzy Dooley LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 725-5100, 680-1426, As the market continues to climb, I believe home-buyers can expect to face stiff competition for highly desirable homes, so when you find the one you love, be ready to write a contract! It is a great time for sellers to get their home on the market, as great properties are in high demand. If you are planning on selling in this market, price it right and make it sparkle...the buyers will come!

Sharon Dougherty DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 330-0372, This has been a fantastic year in real estate, and I have no reason to think the trend won’t continue into the fall. Interest rates are still amazingly low, and people have been holding off buying and selling since 2008. They are now ready to make their move!

Valerie Engel ELIZABETH REAL ESTATE GROUP 494-9811, Right now, things are going very well, and we hope that will continue through the fall. All signs are pointing toward a strong market and a continued recovery.

Amy Goffstein PRUDENTIAL ALLIANCE REALTORS 712-0599, During the first six months of 2013, demand was high and inventory was low, creating a seller’s market. I expect the same to continue into the fall. The central corridor is really hot: A glance at all home sales in Clayton, Ladue and Parkway Schools is showing average sale prices slightly down, while units are up 12 percent and days on market are down 28 percent. Homes priced right in good condition are consistently seeing multiple offers, which will eventually cause prices to rise.

Diane Gorris PRUDENTIAL ALLIANCE REALTORS 422-1414, 2013 is the ‘turnaround year’ in real estate, and the fall market will continue to soar. The good news is that highend homes are slowly recovering. Buyers realize that there may be no better time to land the home of their dreams than now. Prices are great, and rates are low.



Carolyn Malecek PRUDENTIAL ALLIANCE REALTORS 997-7600, 965-9405,

Spring and summer 2013 were very active with high buyer demand, lower housing inventory and historically lower interest rates. Multiple offers on new listings were prevalent in the central corridor, causing increasing home prices. Fall 2013 should continue to be strong as more listings enter the market and buyers hope to beat the rising interest rates.

My partner, Steve Breihan, and I are anticipating a strong housing market for the upcoming fall season. Inventory is still low; and interest rates—while rising—are still at historically low levels. Traditionally, the fall market is the secondstrongest season behind spring to sell a home. This summer market has been personally one of our busiest summer seasons ever – and we fully expect the fall market to follow suit.

Heather Johnson DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 725-0009, 324-8118, There is every reason to be confident that the fall real estate market will continue its rebound. We are in multipleoffer situations again, buyers are circling and interest rates are still incredibly low. If you are considering selling your home, don’t wait. List now!

Liz Little ELIZABETH REAL ESTATE GROUP 368-8412, If the spring and summer are any indication, the fall market will be strong, too. 2013 buyers have shown great confidence in the real estate market. New construction is up 30 percent regionally since 2012, which is a great indicator of the market moving in a positive direction.

Sue & Katie McLaughlin LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 569-1177, 504-4214, 283-8444, Our outlook for the fall market is optimistic. Rates have begun to rise but should stay stable through the fall. That should motivate buyers to act to beat additional rate increases. Inventory of homes for sale remains lower than in the past few years, so homeowners of special homes who have been waiting may want to go ahead and list. Just choose your agents wisely so you won’t waste the opportunities available.

Allie Rossini LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 725-5100, 303-2137, I think inventory will continue to remain low, and we will see continued offmarket sales. Many of my buyers want to take advantage of the current interest rates due to the fear of the rates rising further.

Karen Sears, Laura Mueller, Rachel Nolen THE GELLMAN TEAM, COLDWELL BANKER PREMIER GROUP 336-1991, The Gellman Team is projecting a solid fall housing market with an increase in the amount of sellers, along with motivated buyers. As the good news from the media continues, sellers who were sitting on the sidelines—or who had previously rented their homes—will be prompted to sell their homes.

Karen Seigel LAURA MCCARTHY REAL ESTATE 725-5100, 413-4092, I am excited about the fall housing market. Though interest rates have risen in the past few months, rates are still at historically low levels, providing buyers with a great opportunity and sellers with an improving market.

Barbara Wulfing JANET MCAFEE REAL ESTATE 277-3285, I predict the fall housing market to continue being quite strong, provided the current interest rates remain low. I see definite continuing interest in purchasing.

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unreliable, secondhand gossip from around the world* MILEY AND LIAM

The pop singer and the budding A-lister were photographed at the premiere of Liam’s new film, Paranoia. Fans and industry insiders were all shocked to see the engaged couple standing at arm’s length, spawning yet another round of rumors that the two have hit a rough patch. Maybe I’m the only one paying attention, but I was not surprised in the least. Don’t people remember Miley’s album release party last year? Right before their third break up? A month after they got engaged? Nobody?


KIM KARDASHIAN The new mom has been taking a welldeserved break and spending some quality time with her new daughter, North. That’s what we all thought, anyway. Rumors are rampant that while everyone was under the impression Kim was on maternity leave, in reality, the cameras have been rolling the entire time. Well, if they think this is exciting, wait till E! edits the film from the camera in Kim’s uterus. That’s good TV.

BEYONCE AND RIHANNA Last week, both pop princesses separately tweeted pictures of themselves sporting new, extremely short hair dos. While Ri-Ri seems to be pleased with her look, Beyonce comes across less thrilled with her pixie cut. which her stylist claims was a spur of the moment decision. People in both camps, however, are insisting that the short hair won’t impact either stars’ style or desirability. Seriously? Did Felicity teach you girls nothing? * So don’t quote me BY DEBBIE BALDWIN


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Casting Call


S YOU CAN WELL IMAGINE, A-list actors are constantly juggling projects and choosing offers. It would be inconceivable that an actor would take every role they were offered— except maybe Michael Caine— and they are therefore bound to pass on some juicy parts. Tom Cruise famously passed on the leading roles in Footloose, Salt, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Enemy of the State and Cold Mountain, just to name a few. Other prominent actors have turned down Oscar-winning roles

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and billion-dollar franchises. See if you can match the role with the actor who thought better of it.

1) The role of Neo in The Matrix, played by Keanu Reeves. 2) The role of Leigh Touhy in The Blind Side, played by Sandra Bullock 3) The role of Jade in The Hangover, played by Heather Graham 4) The role of James Bond, played by Sean Connery 5) The role of James Bond, played by Daniel Craig 6) The role of Vivian in Pretty Woman, played by Julia Roberts 7) The role of Han Solo in Star Wars, played by Harrison Ford 8) The role of Michael Corleone in the The Godfather, played by Al Pacino 9) The role of Benjamin in The Graduate, played by Dustin Hoffman 10) The title role of Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks 11) The role of Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford 12) The role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, played by Vivien Leigh

a) Robert Redford b) Jack Nicholson c) Bette Davis d) Tom Selleck e) Will Smith f) Julia Roberts g) Cary Grant h) John Travolta i) Lindsay Lohan j) Al Pacino k) Molly Ringwald l) Hugh Jackman

answers: 1:e, 2:f, 3:i, 4:g, 5:l, 6:k, 7:j, 8:b, 9:a, 10:h, 11:d, 12:c

The controversial singer was spotted outside a tattoo parlor in L.A. last week, practicing his other artistic talent, graffiti art. Brown was snapped spray-painting the wall of an abandoned building with giant graffiti monsters. Brown continues to paint these monster heads despite complaints from residents and critics that his work is juvenile and unskilled. Puh-lease. If Brown let that kind of feedback stop him, he never would have broken into the music industry.






E’VE BEEN p a t i e n t . We ’ v e ticked through the summer, faithfully buying tickets for flop after flop, in hopes that Hollywood would deliver—not an Oscar nominee, not a moving psychological drama, not even a complex thriller—just a solid, entertaining summer movie. I must admit I had high hopes for Elysium. The film boasts an Oscar-caliber cast and a trailer that seems to say, This is what you’ve been waiting for. Sadly, this too, is disappointing. The year is 2154, Earth is an over-crowded ghetto and home to the 99 percent. The privileged few live on a Utopian space station known as Elysium, where everyone is white and healthy (and possibly French). When Max (Matt Damon), a reformed criminal trying to make an honest living, is exposed to a lethal dose of radiation, he is determined to get to Elysium in hopes of a cure. You see, citizens of Elysium have access to state-ofthe-art medical care—apparently in the form of an extremely high-tech tanning bed—that the impoverished on Earth don’t. Are you sensing a theme yet? Meanwhile, on Elysium, the autocratic defense secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) is at odds with her colleagues as to what actions are appropriate to keep illegal immigrants out. On a positive note, this is an interesting, well-acted film that is just about the perfect length. Matt Damon is compelling as the unlikely hero of a revolution. The film strikes a perfect balance between sci-fi special effects and the human factor. On the flip side, the movie is beyond predictable and a tad preachy. The normally brilliant Foster phones in a robotic, paper-thin performance, adding little complexity to an already rudimentary plot. All in all, the movie’s just pretty good.

We’re the Millers DRUG ABUSE RATING: 5 out of 10



W I L L B E B R I E F; M A I N LY because there’s really not much to say. This is a B- comedy with some career-killing casting that made me laugh two, maybe, three times. David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) is a two-bit drug dealer with a cushy suburban sales territory. He finds himself in a bit of a pickle when his stash and his cash are stolen. In order to satisfy his supplier (Ed Helms), he must graduate from dealer to trafficker and move a supply of drugs across the Mexican Border. To create a believable travel story, he recruits a makeshift family, rents an RV and the holiday road trip begins. OK, I get it’s Hollywood, but Jason Sudeikis as a drug dealer? Ed Helms as a supplier? Jennifer Aniston as a stripper? Emma Roberts as an angry social outcast? Why not cast Reese Witherspoon as the awkward geek who doesn’t fit in, and Zac Efron as the bullied nerd with a perpetual wedgie? In any event, this movie might pass muster as a rental…on an extremely rainy day…when your cable is out.

The Sunset Limited


THE STORY Two men, both identified by their skin color, sit in a dreary little room by a railroad station. The character referred to as White is nattily attired, while the character called Black wears paint-splattered work clothes. The latter has brought the former to his room after rescuing White from a suicide attempt at a railroad station in New York City for The Sunset Limited, a train that travels regularly between Gotham and Los Angeles. White is a professor of literature whose friends mainly consist of ideas he’s gleaned from the many books he’s read in his lifetime. Black, an ex-convict and born-again Christian, earnestly attempts to convince White of life’s value, referring often to messages he’s taken to heart from the Bible. Whose will is stronger?

HIGHLIGHTS The Sunset Limited marks the debut of new local troupe Theatre Lab and showcases the considerable talents of two of the area’s finest actors, Zachary Allen Farmer and Robert Mitchell, as well as the auspicious local directorial debut of Theatre Lab founder and artistic director Ryan Foizey. Farmer and Mitchell work beautifully in concert. Mitchell smoothly exudes Black’s effervescence, wearing it as a cloak to protect him from the suffocating doubts that cascade down around him from a cynical world. Farmer juxtaposes White’s flat-lining personality against Black’s volcano of human emotion, something director Foizey accentuates to stylized effect.

PLAY: The Sunset Limited COMPANY: Theatre Lab VENUE: Gaslight Theater, 358 North Boyle Ave. DATES: August 16 and 17 TICKETS: $14; TheSunset Limited. brownpaper RATING: A 4 on a scale of 1-to-5.

Black’s language is crude, often vulgar and racially tinged, in contrast to White’s academic prose. That chasm in personalities underscores the divide between their theological poles, as well. Foizey adds what action he can to the story with some mini-confrontations and the sharing of a meal between the two, but the static nature of author Cormac McCarthy’s approach wears thin too often. You’ll recognize the relentlessly dark themes of death and violence that permeated the Oscar-winning film version of McCarthy’s novel, No Country for Old Men. It’s a noble undertaking for Theatre Lab’s initial offering for the notable performances of its two players. Ultimately, though, McCarthy is much more of a droning preacher than Black could ever be.

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spicybits A Treat for the Senses Five Bistro

According to, there are 33 truly great pizzas in the US, and Pastaria’s Brussel Sprout Pizza is one of them. Congrats! Another of GERARD CRAFT’s eateries also was recently honored at the national level. Brasserie By Niche was recognized by Travel+Leisure as one of the best French restaurants in the country. The Bourbon Review has named Sanctuaria Wild Tapas as one of the Top 55 Best Bourbon Bars in America, one of only two Missouri establishments that made the cut. In other Sanctuaria news, bar manager and mixologist MATT SEITER has announced he’s leaving the Grove favorite to focus on his impending fatherhood, as well as his burgeoning writing career. Stone Hill Winery in Hermann, Mo., took the hat trick at the 2013 Missouri Wine Competition. The winery’s 2011 Estate Bottled Norton earned Best of Class Dry Red, the C.V. Riley Award and the prestigious Governor’s Cup for best wine of the year. In other vino-centric news, kudos to Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar, Truffles and Annie Gunn’s for winning the 2013 Best Of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Some of the area’s top chefs will be heading to Mount Pleasant Estates in Augusta Sept. 15 for the 2013 Chefs Wine Country Barbecue. The event is a fundraiser put on by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Chefs de Cuisine Association of St. Louis. Make your reservations by calling 636-482-9463. Need a low-buck, last-minute plan for this weekend? On Sunday, Aug. 18, Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves will be screening that Patrick Swayze fan favorite, Roadhouse, at 8 p.m. No cover charge to attend, and full kitchen and bar service will be available during the flick.



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FIVE BISTRO STARTED OUT IN THE Grove but moved to The Hill a couple of years ago, where its reputation as one of the most creative and innovative local eateries has been solidified. The name of the restaurant comes from the five senses Chef Anthony Devoti and his staff strive to stimulate with their fare. Devoti is a well-known adherent of the doctrine of nose-to-tail cooking, and he uses most every part of the animal in his dishes. He’s also a champion of local producers and his creations are full of ingredients from area farms and purveyors. Five also has an impressive garden behind the building that yields many vegetables and herbs for the kitchen, and the staff is happy to give guests a tour of the rows. The menu changes daily, depending on the season and what’s available locally, so there’re plenty of new experiences to be had on every visit. We started with the Housemade Charcuterie ($20). Some places put out a few slices of salami and a dollop of grain mustard and try and pass it off as a charcuterie plate; but at Five, we were presented with a gorgeous board that included a selection of pates, some excellent head cheese, prosciutto, pork kidneys and beef tongue, along with pickled white asparagus and green beans. Hands down, this is the most wide-ranging charcuterie selection we’ve seen around town, and every bit was delicious. Meat’s not the only thing Five excels at, though. We tried a trio of dishes that proved the kitchen at Five is adept at turning out a variety of specialties. The Dunn’s Garden Herb/ Potato Gnocchi ($9) featured a handful of crisp potato dumplings served in a savory lamb ragout with creamy house-made ricotta; while the Housemade Fettuccini ($10) boasted tender pasta in a basil pesto made with herbs from the garden out back, along with a bit of white wine, some parmigiano-reggiano and extra virgin olive oil. The kitchen handles fish with as much skill and aplomb as they do pork, as evidenced by the Troutdale Farm Trout ($29), a flaky, juicy piece of local fish with roasted tomato, chunks of zucchini (from Rissi Farm in Washville, Ill.), fennel and pea shoots (from Claverach Farm), and dressed with a lemon-caper vinaigrette. In addition to some fine sweets, courtesy of pastry chef Sarah Coker, the dessert menu has a tasty selection of cheeses to mix and match in selections of two ($9), three ($12) or five ($15). We chose Sangamon, a delicate double cream from Ludwig Farmstead Creamery in Fithian, Ill., and Barely Buzzed, an espresso- and

lavender-rubbed cow’s milk delight from Beehive Cheese Company of Utah. The beverage program at Five is the equal of the cuisine. There’s a superb and extensive wine list, including many half-bottles. Plenty of interesting cocktails, as well, like the Denver Maneuver ($9), a spicy amalgam of ri-1 rye whiskey, Yellow Chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and Bitterman’s Burlesque Bitters; and after-dinner favorites like sauternes, ports and one of our favorites, Amaro Nonino ($12). In addition to the regular bill of fare, Five offers a variety of other menu options, including a five-course chef’s menu ($55) with wine pairings available for an additional $25, a threecourse bistro menu ($25) and the Five After Ten menu available after 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. If you’re looking for unique, creative and, above all, delicious food handcrafted with equal parts skill and passion, look no further than Five.

5100 Daggett Ave., 773-5553,


Get your appetites ready, because next week is the ninth annual Downtown Restaurant Week in the Lou. From Monday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 25, enjoy a special three-course menu for $25 at 27 different eating and drinking establishments. For participating venues, visit



Lulu’s Local Eatery

Falling in Love with Food L AUREN LOOMIS AND ROBERT TUCKER met while living in Chicago. Very early on— practically in their first week of dating—he affectionately began calling her Lulu. It stuck, much to her delight. Another piece to the couple’s story is that as they were trying to learn more about their food and how to prepare it, they realized they felt very disconnected from what they were eating. From Loomis’ cousin, Gretchen Egeberg, they learned of a program called Worldwide Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF), which takes participants to countries around the world to work on farms in exchange for their food and living accommodations. “We worked on organic farms in Australia and New Zealand for about a year through the WWOOF program,” Loomis explains. “We were taught how to grow our own food and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. It was just a wonderful way to reconnect and fall in love with food. We truly wanted to plant the seeds, learn how to cook what we had grown and share it with others. It was such a rich experience, and when we came back to the U.S., we knew that we wanted to work together, so we considered a food truck.” Before leaving Australia, Tucker, who is originally from Wildwood, proposed to Loomis; and when their travels came to an end, it was time to decide on a place to put down their roots. “We knew we wanted to be closer to family,” Loomis notes. “After the trip, we went to St. Louis and really fell in love with the city—especially the Cherokee Street area. We liked that the people were so welcoming and really felt that St. Louis was a supportive environment for entrepreneurs.” In April 2012, the couple started Lulu’s Local Eatery. They married later that year. Looking at Lulu’s menu, Loomis estimates that 60 to 70 percent of their ingredients are from local sources, with a lot of the produce coming from their own backyard garden. Plus, there’s now a rooftop garden on top of the Lulu’s truck. “We’re growing our own food on top of our food truck! We drive down the street, and people can see our little greens waving in the wind.” In the garden on top of the former Snap-on Tool truck, they grow basil, mints, lavender, rosemary, thyme, kale and Swiss chard, as well as lettuces during the spring and early summer months. Among the many popular standards and seasonal favorites available on the menu, Lulu’s Sweet Potato Falafel always is in high demand. “With fry our falafel in peanut oil, so it’s nice and crispy,” Loomis notes. “We also just rolled out an item that we’re really excited about—we call it the BBQ Jack.” Using shredded jackfruit, which is grown in southeast Asia, Lulu’s now offers a vegan pulled-pork-like sandwich, served with Pappy’s




Empty both cans of chickpeas into the bowl of a food processor and pulse for about 15 seconds until you get the consistency of tuna. (Be careful not to should still be chunky). Transfer to a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix in the other ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator to allow time for the flavors to mingle, or just serve right away on a sandwich, in a salad, in a pasta dish or wherever you would normally use your favorite tuna salad! This salad packs really well, so it’s perfect to make a batch on Sunday and bring it to work for lunch in a wrap or on greens.

2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/4 of a red onion, diced 2 celery stalks, chopped 2 T fresh dill, chopped 1/4 cup vegannaise 1 t whole-grain mustard 1/4 cup dill pickles or capers, optional Salt and pepper to taste

Smokehouse barbecue sauce. “Being a vegetarian food truck, people are like Pappy’s? What?” she says laughing. “Jackfruit has the same texture as pulled pork and takes on whatever flavors it’s cooked with, and people are loving it!” Regular stops for Lulu’s include Citygarden, the Central West End, Tower Grove Park and the Webster Groves Farmers Market. In addition to its regular stops, Lulu’s offers catering services, as well. “Food trucks have become a big trend in the wedding industry,” Loomis notes. “And we do a lot of them! Many times, our clients want the truck at their event; and then there are other times that they just want buffet-style catering. But having the truck there is so much fun.” She explains that Lulu’s uses only biodegradable and compostable materials to keep

the impact on the environment at a minimum. As for the most rewarding aspect of the business, it’s very simple for the husband-and wife team: “We truly enjoy the customer interaction,” Loomis says. “I love it when we can change someone’s mind about healthy food. We get a lot of guys at our truck who say, I’m a carnivore. I don’t eat this kind of food. We explain that it’s not just for vegetarians and ask them to try it. And their response is usually, Wow! It’s a big moment for them when they realize that vegetables really can be good and make for a substantial meal. And we also have had regulars tell us about their incredible weight-loss stories or how their health has improved because they have changed their lifestyle. All of this is just so incredibly inspiring to me—it just makes my day!”

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DIV ER SIONS will feature special three-course meals at 20 popular eateries, including Harry’s, Mosaic and Lucas Park Grille. $25.



BILLY PEEK The City of Richmond Heights’ yearlong centennial celebration continues with a show from favorite local blues guitarist Billy Peek, with opening act Petty Cash Junction, at The Boulevard Saint Louis across from Saint Louis Galleria. Free. 645-1476 or

JIM IRWIN See zebras, giraffes, lions, tigers and more in a stunning wildlife photography exhibit by Jim Irwin on display at Clayton Fine Art Gallery. 696-2244 or

JUNGLE BOOGIE CONCERT New Orleans-style jazz group Funky Butt Brass Band will perform at Saint Louis Zoo as part of its Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series. 5-8 p.m. Free. 781-0900 or



GRAPES TO GLASS 2013 Enjoy a VIP winery tour and tasting at Stone Hill Winery, from its Norton vineyard to its tasting room. Reservations required. 2:45 p.m. or 800-909-9463.

8/18 YOGA ROCKS THE PARK Yoga Rocks the Park continues with a yoga session led by local yoga instructor Danielle Tridenti at Tower Grove Park, as well as live music by Bradford Smith and a kids yoga camp for ages 3 to 10. 9 a.m.-noon. $12-$15.

8/19 KINDERMUSIK DEMO DAY Kids ages 1 ½ to 6 and their parents are invited to sample a Kindermusik music and movement education demo session, including singing, dancing and instrument play, through the Community Music School of Webster University, at The Lodge in Des Peres. 9:3010:30 a.m. Free. Reservations required. 968-5939 or

8/19-25 DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT WEEK The ninth annual Downtown Restaurant Week

COCHON HERITAGE BBQ This summer’s Celebrity Chef Tour continues with the Cochon Heritage BBQ culinary competition, where five chefs, including Four Seasons’ Fabrizio Schenardi, Niche’s Gerard Craft and Farmhaus’ Kevin Willmann, will each prepare a menu entirely from a pig beginning at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 at Four Seasons’ Cielo Restaurant & Bar. Guests also can enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Schenardi on Aug. 24 at Cielo. $125 and up, culinary competition; $88, dinner. 881-5800 or

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS Experience multiethnic dance performances, music and food at the annual Festival of Nations celebration in Tower Grove Park. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25. Free.



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8/25-29 JCC USED BOOK SALE Thousands of mysteries, biographies, cookbooks, children’s books and more will be available at the Jewish Community Center. Various times. Books up to $3.

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8/28 JAMMIN’ AT THE ZOO The Young Zoo Friends will host a summer party lakeside in the center of Saint Louis Zoo, with wine and beer tastings and music from Groove Thang, Griffin & the Gargoyles and more. 6-10 p.m. $10; $20 wine tasting package. Ages 21 and older. 646-4771 or


CELEBRATE LABOR DAY 8/30-9/1 ART FAIR AT QUEENY PARK Art in a variety of mediums, children’s art, art raffles and wine tastings will be part of the annual Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park’s Greensfelder Recreation Complex. Various times. 997-1181 or

MY FAIR LADY STAGES St. Louis presents the charming musical classic, My Fair Lady, at Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Various times. $20-$55. 636-530-5959 or

9/6-12/29 PLACE IS THE SPACE The Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its critically acclaimed building with exhibitions from six major contemporary artists, including large-scale sculptures by St. Louis resident Jill Downen. 535-4660 or

9/11 PARTIES IN THE PARK Hollywood 5 will close this year’s Parties in the Park series on Central Avenue in downtown Clayton. 5-8:30 p.m. Free. or 726-3033.

9/1-2 GATEWAY JAZZ FESTIVAL St. Louis Jazz Club presents the Gateway Jazz Festival, featuring St. Louis Ragtimers, St. Louis Rivermen, Cornet Chop Suey and more at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westport. $35, session; $80, all events. 972-8298 or 9/2 LABOR DAY PARADE Celebrate Labor Day with the annual downtown parade, beginning at Olive and 15th streets and on to Tucker and Market streets. 9 a.m. Free.

CHECK THIS OUT 9/14 AN EVENING WITH MARTIN SHORT Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and performer Martin Short will appear at J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. $49-$69. 636-949-4433 or

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St. Louis City NAACP

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Craig and Aimee Klimczak

Rachel Guice, Sharon Davis, Stacy Edwards

Westminster Christian Academy

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Fathers’ Support Center

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

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Mary and Ali Kousari

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Marianne and Paul Kreter, Jan Nykin

Jon Spencer, David Spencer

Emily, Jeff and Patty Reed

National Council of Jewish Women

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Mid-America Skin Health & Vitality Center

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reflect the company’s goals and designate successors who can afford its acquisition and maintain its success. Formulating and carrying out a succession plan is a team effort, Quiroga continues. An accountant, banker and attorney can share their expertise with the owner throughout the consideration of a multitude of decisions, including when will be the right time to sell or transfer the company, what will be included in the sale of the business, how the valuation will be determined, and if the prospective new owner will appeal to clients. Local advisers also note that succession plans should align with the business owner’s estate plans. Businesses should monitor federal estate tax law shifts and evaluate their succession plan from both an estate gift tax perspective and from a company transition perspective, says Richard Kraner, director of the tax and business services department at Stone Carlie. Ultimately, advisers emphasize the key to a successful succession plan is to start early, develop a formal document, alter it according to company changes through time, and, finally, put the critical steps into action to ensure the business will flourish into the future.

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Steps for Getting a Pocket Prairie Started

have to be to have what I want? is a good question to start with, he says. Once your goals are set, there are three keys to reaching them: eating right, creating an exercise plan, and reconditioning your mindset, D’Angelo says. “With a strategic plan, you eliminate spontaneity. Eventually, eating the right foods and exercising becomes as habitual as basic hygiene, so that it doesn’t require all that thought every day.” One of the main reasons people don’t reach their weight-loss goals is that they allow life to get in the way, he adds. “Most people know what to do—they just have trouble doing it consistently.” More often than not, it’s emotional concerns that get in the way, D’Angelo says. “A lot of people think they’re coming to me to deal with their weight, but really it’s emotional.” He adds that his strategy is not a diet—it’s much more than that. “When you talk to my clients, few of them talk about a diet and exercise plan. It’s more about an attitude and philosophy. So many people walk through the day and hope they’ll bump into opportunity. What separates successful people is that drive and burning desire. I think that when you’re doing everything in your power to change, God sends even more power to help.” And don’t be disappointed if the results don’t appear right away, D’Angelo adds. “Everything is progress followed by opposition. You have to overcome that opposition, and then you make more progress.” Staying motivated can be the biggest challenge to achieving any long-term goal, so D’Angelo advocates always focusing on what’s next. “Make your life a magnificent masterpiece. You have to create the memories—seek them out. Don’t let yourself get satiated and bored.”

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In St. Louis, there is still one tiny patch of ‘virgin prairie,’ or land that has never been cut by the plow. It is in the corner of Calvary Cemetery on West Florissant Avenue. This tract of tall grass prairie has more than 130 species of native prairie plants. About 25 acres in size, the site is being preserved and managed by the Calvary Cemetery Prairie Partnership. Other prairie preservation efforts are ongoing in Missouri. You may join the Missouri Prairie Foundation and support its mission of rescuing and restoring unplowed fragments of our historic grasslands. This dedicated group has brought 3,300 acres under protection and currently manages more than 2,600 acres. The foundation will be holding its annual dinner in St. Louis Sept. 7 with Monarch Watch founder Chip Taylor as the featured speaker. For details, visit The Missouri Native Plant Society ( is another great group to join if you would like to learn more about Missouri plants. There is an active local St. Louis chapter. A Prairie Primer One of our most reliable native plant growers, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Jefferson City, offers a special planting package with 10 selections that are perfect for a ‘starter prairie,’ including blue sage, butterfly weed, sky blue aster, fringed poppy mallow and gray-head coneflower. They recommend starting with plants, rather than seed, so that you may gain more rapid gratification from your planting efforts. Start this fall to prepare the ground for easy spring planting.

There also are various treatments specifically for the neck, such as Botox to correct the vertical lines in the platysma muscle. The results range from diminished wrinkles to smoother, brighter, tighter, younger-looking skin. “The beauty of these treatments is they are associated with no down-time, or muchdiminished down-time,” Muccini notes. “We can do multiple treatments more than once because you heal faster, and the risk is much, much lower than in the past.” Results typically last from three to nine months for the injectable therapies, and may last much longer for some of the more dramatic applied energy treatments such as laser. After the initial procedure, patients often return on a pre-scheduled basis for maintenance, Muccini says. And while he is in the business of skin therapy, Muccini says he never pushes any procedures onto patients. “I try to have a very honest conversation about whether or not I can make them happy, and if any of our treatments can fit into their concerns and anxieties.” Because when patients are happy with the results, it boosts their self-confidence, he says, and that, in turn, makes him happy.

1. Choose a full sun location and start small. 2. Design your pocket prairie as you would any border. 3. Select plants with short, medium and tall profiles. 4. Mixed textures and bloom times enhance the outcome. 5. Mark the boundaries with a garden hose or spray paint. 6. Kill existing turf with herbicide or black plastic layers. 7. Order the starters only when you are ready to plant. 8. When all vegatation is dead, till the area to about 6 inches. 9. Plant according to your layout. 10. Water, mulch and wait. 11. Weed as needed. 12. Mow or burn in the winter every third year.

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Private Wealth Management continued from page 36 The small firm is looking to grow without losing its deep-rooted team approach. “It’s putting people in the position to succeed,” Gebhard explains. “When we look at bringing somebody on as an employee, we focus on hiring for their strengths.” The dedication to individuals includes not just clients, but any future team members. “Maybe they’re hired to be a business development person and they end up being a planner, because that really fits their personality better.” With everyone working the correct job, PWM is able to focus on its mission of providing an outstanding financial experience to the clients it calls family. “At the end of the day, it’s about creating a great experience to clients and bringing value to their situation,” Altic says. “We get these clients who feel like family, and we have invested interest in making sure they make great financial decisions.” Securities Offered Through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. {}  August 16, 2013


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TWO LADIES & A BUCKET Two Are Better Than One! Deep & Thorough Cleaning Service Please Contact Susie Duncan at: 314-229-1736

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ACTING STUDIO CLASSES FORMING NOW! Ages 6-9: (3:30-5:30pm) Monologues, commercials, techniques in auditioning for "Agents". Ages 10-13: (1-3pm) Monologue and scene work. Ages 14-18: (10-12pm) Scene and monologue work. Emphasis on College Auditions. When: Saturdays Sept. 7 - Oct. 19 Enroll Today: Susie Wall 314-265-2264 Shelby Dobrich 314.546.5769 Private Violin and Piano Lessons. Six years of teaching experience. $25 for 45 minute lesson at my home. $30/45 minute lesson your home. EXPERIENCED TUTOR: One On One ACT/SAT: Reading and English Writing, Grammar, Critical thinking Enrichment, Over 30 years exp; Call: Patricia @ 636-394-2751 Email:

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HOUSE and/or PET SITTER Responsible, Experienced Recent Ladue High School Graduate Seeking Opportunities in Ladue. Ref's upon request. Contact Trey

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THE REFIND ROOM 2525 S. Brentwood Blvd. We Buy and Sell Stylish Furniture and Home Decor! Contact us at: or 314-962-7666 (ROOM)



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Office Assistant - Part-Time Cleaning, Repairs, Drainage Solutions, Screen Installation & Window Cleaning Professional, Reliable & Insured No Mess Left Behind ï Free Est. CLAYTON HEIGHT'S GUTTER & HOME EXTERIORS Cleaning & Gutter Repair Copper & Aluminum Guttering Soffit & Fascia Covering Insured & Small Jobs O.K. Paul Steinbrook Tel: 314-971-2074

J. Graves Exterior Cleaning llc Roof & Gutter Cleaning, Pressure & Window Washing. Fully Insured & Free Estimates. Justin (314) 962-4220

HANDYMAN SERVICES JON'S AFFORDABLE HOME REPAIR Electrical, Carpentry, Floors, Windows, Plumbing, Painting, Tile and Lots More! Quality Guaranteed! Reasonable, Insured, Ref's NO JOB TOO SMALL! 314-205-1555

The Ladue News, a weekly publication serving the affluent market in St. Louis, is looking for an enthusiastic individual to become part of our team as an Office Assistant. This position has daily interaction with all internal departments and with external customers. Duties include maintaining the distribution lists, handling audits, invoice and tearsheet distribution, some accounts receivable and daily interaction with the sales representatives plus other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills, be highly organized and be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must also have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office programs. For consideration, please apply online at: http://suburbanjournals.stltoday. com/leecareers/index.html Please include cover letter and resume. Equal Opportunity Employer We are a drug free workplace

THE WOMAN'S EXCHANGE IS NOW HIRING Part-Time Experienced Waitress to Work Our Lunch Shift. Must be Available Mon-Sat 10:30am-3pm. Part-Time Sales Associate. Someone with Sales Experience & Flexible Schedule. If interested in either position, please stop by our store for an application or e-mail our General Manager, John Bantle at: PT SALES ASSOCIATE To work at Sallie Home. 3-4 days a week. Saturdays a must. Needs retail experience and excellent customer service. Apply in person or send resume to 9821 Clayton Rd, 63124

HOME IMPROVEMENT MIKE'S HOME SERVICES Cooling-New, Repair, Maintenance. DecksïPowerwashingïRoof, Gutter Cleaning & RepairïPainting PlumbingïElectricalïSewer/Drain Basement Waterproofing. Hauling. Hardwood, Tile & Carpet. Ref's Available. Mike 314-265-4568 Fully InsuredïAll Work Guaranteed

Clip & Save $25 OFF Fall Gutter Cleaning. ASPEN HOME Maintenance Small Odd Jobs. Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Etc. Senior Discounts. Ref's. Call Dave 314-591-4273

KEN'S HANDYMAN SERVICE Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Gutter Cleaning and Hauling. Over 25 Yrs Experience, References & Insured. Call Ken 314-567-6900

KIRKWOOD HANDYMAN, Member BBB Insured. Carpentry, Plumbing, Elect., Gutter Cleaning, Drywall and Painting. Call Greg Filley 314-966-3711 No job is too small!

HEALTHCARE SERVICES VISITING ANGELS 24/7 Companion Care for Seniors. Personal Care, Meal Prep, Light Housekeeping & Peace of Mind.


SOS ATTENTION ON DECK Professional Power Washing, Deck Restoration & Minor Deck Repair. Vinyl Siding ï Patios ï Driveway Sealing ï Paint & Stain Concrete Superior Quality Work Guaranteed Q VINYL SIDING SPECIAL Q 314-229-3325 Free Estimates "We Make Wood Look Good" Check us out on Angie's List

Complete stripping and refinishing of wood furniture, antiques, kitchen, cabinetry and architectural woodwork.

HOME IMPROVEMENT KEN SINGLETON TUCKPOINTING brickwork, stonework, plaster, drywall, painting, carpentry, siding, gutters, roofing, chimney leaks; stopped guaranteed. Call Ken 636-674-5013 HOME MAINTENANCE A-Z Carpentry, Interior/Exterior Patio & Storm Doors, Gutters - New Repaired & Cleaned, Painting, Plumbing, Fixtures, Siding and Complete Rehab Work. Call Rich 314-428-0787

PRECISION REMODELING Since 1990 - Interior & Exterior We Are Here For All Your Home Improvement Needs & Repairs. Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call Bob (314) 799-4633 or Jim (314) 799-4630

REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 30 Years Experience. For a Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049

REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood, Tile, Floors, Powerwash, Painting, Drywall, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Insured. Free Est. 36 Yrs. Exp. Don Phillips 314-973-8511

DSI / Door Solutions Inc. Garage Doors Electric Openers Fast Repairs Free Estimates Custom Wood and Steel Doors BBB Member Angieslist 314-550-4071

SUMMER LANDSCAPING Landscape Design Summer Clean-Up & Re-Vitalization Brush clearing • Bed preparation • Tilling Weeding & mulching • Planting Tree/Shrub fertilization, trimming and removal • Lawn fertilization, weed control, de-thatching, sodding and seeding • Gutter cleaning • Power washing • Stone walls, patios, and borders Drainage solution.

Michael Flynn Landscaping Summer Cleanup, Mulching, Weekly Lawn Mowing & Gardening, Irrigation. For all your Landscaping & Lawn Care Needs. 314-243-6784 SPARKLE For All Your Landscaping, Organizational, Moving and Packing Needs. 314-517-5807


The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC Since 2001

Over 20 years of providing quality commercial & residential gardening services. Complete garden design, planting, and maintenance. We offer environmentally safe, organic gardening methods that peacefully coexist with Mother Nature. Fully insured. Call (314)961-6380

Get your BBQ grill ready for Summer & Baseball Cookouts Treat yourself to a clean, healthy grill this season. Our steam bath process helps remove greasy buildup and harmful carcinogens. Grill healthier, better tasting food. Call Steve 314-452-7192 or visit

HARDWOODZ Specializing in Installation, Sanding and Refinishing of Hardwood Floors. For Free Estimate Call Dave 314-267-1348


RELIABLE HOME SERVICES Home Improvement Projects Kitchen, Bath, Painting, Drywall & General Repairs. Decks, Garage Organizing & Landscaping. Committed to Professional Quality Customer Satisfaction. Ref's. Call Edward 314-651-8832 or Email

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For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at

(314) 367-6054 JACK OF ALL TRADES Architectural Degree 35 Years Experience In all phases of construction Room Additions Kitchen & Baths Basement Remodeling Drywall, Taping, Tile & More Reasonably Priced & Free Est. Marvin 314-808-8091


Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial Aeration, Overseeding, Fertilizing, Yard Cleanup, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Edging, Spraying, Planting, Brush Removal, Bed Maintenance, Mulching, Mowing, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Work. Licensed Landscape Architect & Designer #1 in Quality, Service & Reliability. Est. 1995 Member of BBB For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833

CURBSIDE LEAF REMOVAL Fall Cleanup, Mowing, Mulching, Landscape Design, Flower Beds, Water Drainage & Snow Plowing Member of BBB & Angie's List 314-827-5664


Complete Custom Concrete Service Please visit us at for services, products, and photos. COMPLETE CONCRETE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Pool Deck, Stamped Concrete, Decorative Designs, Concrete Restoration. Free Estimates. Quality! Integrity! Excellence! 314-620-0016 Now Accepting Visa & MC

PAINTING BOB RHODES PAINTING *Pressure-Washing/mold removal *Decks/fences/cedar shingles restored and stained *Exterior Prep. & Painting *Fine Interior Painting, including: FAUX finishes, rag-rolling, marbling, Patina, metallic & leather finishes *20+ years exp. - PERSONAL service Call us today for a free TYPED bid 314-541-3052 cell ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 JC PAINTS Interior/Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean & Reasonable. Insured. Call John for a free estimate 314-703-2794

Beautiful Artisan Crafted Santa Cruz Imports & Exports, Inc. (At Alton Bridge) Come See Us at Festival of Nations Tower Grove Park - Aug 24-25 618-623-6200ï618-610-5003

MASTER ARTISANS INC. Quality Prep & Painting Wall Glazing, Marbleizing, Graining, Murals & More. Jeff Baumgartner 636.225.5244

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PAINTING, REMODELING, Carpentry, Wood Rot Repair, Tile Work, Flooring, Decks and Arbors. 17 years exp. Free estimates. Call Kent at 314-398-2898

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

SERVICES 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

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


REAL ESTATE FOR RENT NEAR LINDBERG & CLAYTON RD. Private Country Setting. Yet Close to Everything. 2 Story Home, 2+BR, 2BA. $1475 1st & Last Month + $1000 Deposit. Utilities Included. Ref's 314-821-0967

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE AFRAID OF THE STOCK MARKET? ME TOO! 12% INTEREST I Finance Rehabbers on Wholesale House Purchases. Looking for Investor Partners. 314-920-1650 LOT FOR SALE 12531 Ridgefield Dr in Des Peres Beautiful Corner Lot Ready for Your Dream Home. Quick Access to Shopping, Schools and I270. 110' X 151' Paul 314-775-7263

ALLEN'S HAULING SERVICE 15, 20 and 30 Yard Trash Containers. Hauling Service. No Job Too Big Or Small. Any Type of Trash Removal. 314-621-0481ï 314-581-7274

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

I'LL TAKE YOU ANYWHERE! Great for Seniors & Disabled Best Driver for Local Trips Licensed & Insured 28 Yrs. Exp., Great References DAVID: 314-721-7464

TICKETS CARDINAL TICKETS Share Our Great Seats! Seeking partners for our 3rd base suite, Diamond Box and Infield Box seats. Call Jen at 614-218-3884 Our Suite is available for your special event!

For Sale By Owner

DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT Approx. 65 parking spaces. SE corner 14th & Martin Luther King. Contact Teresa 314-556-6360




The Standard in Tree and Lawn Care Free Estimates by Certified Arborists Emergency Service - Insured


314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning, & Spraying Trees Trimmed & Removed

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

(636) 274-1378 COLE TREE SERVICE ï Trimming & Pruning ï Tree & Stump Removal ï Lot Clearing ï Deadwooding ï Storm Damage Clean Up We Accept Credit Cards Insured & FREE Estimates Steve 636-475-3661


SERVICES DISORGANIZED? STRESSED? MOVING? FILES IN SHAMBLES? Margery Miller & Assoc. Organizational Consultants 636-230-6683 We help put order in your life. óóóóóóóóóóóóóóó THE MOVING MANAGER ....managing the details door to door. A personalized service to organize & oversee your residential or business move. Margery Miller & Assoc. 636-230-6683 $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers!

Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial

Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at

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


Mortar Color Matching Bricklaying

Stone Work Power Washing


Waterproofing & Sealing

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!

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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

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WE BUY DIAMONDS! Immediate cash paid - 20 years in business - By appointment only 314-721-7210

T&J TUCKPOINTING Specialize in Chimneys All Types of Brick Work Powerwashing & Other Odd Jobs. 25 Yrs. Exp., Free Est. & Insured Jerry 314-220-3584

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RECORDS WANTED Cash Paid For 33, 45, 78 rpm records. House Calls Made.

Call Bob 636-296-5240

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

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

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

AMBASSADOR WINDOW CLEANING Angie's List Award Winner Serving St. Louis' Finest Homes Since 1991 636-498-6006

Custom Color Pool Caulking Written Guarantee • No Job Too Small Credit Cards Accepted • Insured


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22 Years in Business! 8 Consecutive Service Award Winner '05-'12. 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























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13049 fairfield oaks road town & Country • $1,539,000

Stunning 1.5 Sty Southern Colonial in Wheatfield! 5700+ sq ft, 6 BR, 5 Full/1 Half baths with 5 fireplaces. Grand 2-sty marble foyer, formal LR, library w/ built-in bookcases, elegant DR, Fam Rm w/wet bar. Amazing kitchen w/ Crystal-design cabinetry, granite & prof. quality appliances joins hearth rm w/ access to screened porch. Walk-out Lower Level with rec room, billiard area, wet bar, exercise rm, TV room, hobby rm & bath. Gorgeous 1+ acre grounds incl. deck, patio, pool, circular drive & 4 car garage.

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131 n spoede road Creve Coeur • Coming soon Sprawling ranch-style home with bonus bedroom and sitting room upstairs! Close to 5300 sq ft, 4BR, 4 Full/2 Half baths with 3 fireplaces. Gleaming hardwood floors, plantation shutters, some 11-ft ceilings, gorgeous library with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with beautiful hearth room, custom laundry room and finished walk-out Lower Level. This home is situated on a private, landscaped 1 acre lot!

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12045 embassy row town & Country • $979,000

Fabulous brick 1.5 Sty on 1+ acre grounds! Custom built home w/ 4 BR, 3 Full/3 Half baths. Exceptional quality & craftsmanship, gracious 2-sty foyer, paneled library w/ cathedral ceiling, formal DR, 2-sty Great Rm w/ floor-to-ceiling brick FP & French doors lead to the sunroom. Gourmet kitchen w/ custom cherry cabinetry, granite, breakfast bar & planning center adjoins octagonal breakfast room. Finished Lower Level w/ 5th BR, office & bath. Private cul-de-sac lot w/ circular drive, patio & 3-car garage.

2010 brook Hill Court Chesterfield • $719,000

Spectacular brick 2-Sty in prestigious Brookhill Estates! Mayer-built home w/ 4 BR, 4 Full/1 Half baths. Impressive covered porch entrance w/ architectural columns, elegant 2-sty hardwood foyer, handsome study w/ French doors, formal DR, floor-to-ceiling palladian windows, spacious family room w/ stacked stone FP & granite wet bar, vaulted sunroom. Updated kitchen w/ 42” cherry cabinetry, granite & Jenn-Air appliances. Incredible walk-out Lower Level. Premium cul-de-sac lot w/ deck, patio & 3-car garage.

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