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GATHERINGS & GOODWILL

20 Abode:

THE TRIO Nancy Robinson, LN’s expert on all matters related to home furnishings, pelts readers this week with three peerless products involving fur or faux fur, among them this director’s chair from Modway, which incorporates 4-inch-long cashmere.

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ABODE 20 21 27

The Trio Design Elements Feature: LN Design Awards Finalists

STYLE 42 43 45

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Style Feature:

THE NORMAL BRAND Jimmy Sansone, the head honcho at The Normal Brand, gamely discusses the first bricks-and-mortar shop (in Ladue/ Clayton’s Colonial Marketplace) of that 4-year-old clothier with LN copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach.

70 Arts & Culture Feature:

BOONE MONUMENT VILLAGE LN regular Drew Gieseke chats with Bernardo Brunetti about his and his wife’s Boone Monument Village, a unique Marthasville facility that does triple duty as a historical reenactment site, an overnight lodge and an event space.

On the cover 10 The upcoming exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum is “Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt,” showcasing the distinctive art and wide array of subjects for which the Dutch Golden Age is known. On Page 10, learn more about the history and exhibit events. Pictured: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Dutch 16061669, Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh, 1632. oil on panel. 29 × 21 15/16 inches. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Style Speak Make a Statement Feature: The Normal Brand

THE DAILY 54 55 56 57 58

Healthy Appetite Movers & Shakers Crossword Puzzle Health Notes Feature: The Women’s Creative

ARTS & CULTURE 66 68 70

Dinner & A Show

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Ready Readers

Around Town Feature: Boone Monument Village


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letter

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EDITOR A VISIT TO THE COLONIAL MARKETPLACE MAY BECOME A NEW normal now that its newest shop – The Normal Brand – has opened its doors! Founded by Jimmy Sansone and his brothers in 2014, The Normal Brand has earned recognition from area residents and many others for its casual but quality menswear and womenswear. However, lovers of the brand are likely really excited about the opening of that brand’s first bricks-and-mortar shop. Starting on page 45 in our Style section, Ladue News copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach walks you through the shop (beautifully designed by the Sansones’ mother) and the clothes populating it. Also within this week’s edition, we are so excited to announce the finalists of the Ladue News Design Awards! Starting on page 27 in our Abode section, explore the inspiration for (and what judges loved about!) the finalists’ spaces in six categories. And be sure to celebrate these designers at our Design Awards event on Oct. 24. All the best,

Alecia Humphreys

Editor’s Corner We’re Sorry! In the

Congratulations to Thomas Gustafson, Daniel Jung, Geoffrey Ladue and Evan

Sept. 27 edition of Ladue

Smith for winning the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Blues’ third

News, two items had the

annual national anthem contest. According to a press release, the quartet of local high

wrong store attributions.

school trombone players won the opportunity to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner”

The lavish leopard

at an upcoming Blues home game in the 2019-20 season after competing against an

Esqualo jacket is actually

initial submission total of 250.

from Never Enough, and the darling Crosby eyelet dress is from Ivy Hill. We sincerely apologize for this error.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society held its 21st annual Light the Night Walk for Cancer Cures in late September to raise money toward its mission. For those not familiar with it, LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers and is dedicated to finding a cure and ensuring patients have access to lifesaving treatments. According to a press release about the event, 600 individuals rallied to support the cause. What a wonderful turnout! To date LLS has raised $1.2 million toward its $1.4 million goal.

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SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM

Rachel Ruysch, Dutch, 1664–1750, Still Life with Flowers, 1709. oil on canvas. 30 × 25 3/16 inches. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Jan van der Heyden, Dutch, 1637–1712, View of the Westerkerk, Amsterdam, about 1667–70. oil on panel. 21 × 25 1/4 inches. Promised gift of RoseMarie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Golden Age

Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt

By Maggie Peters | Photos courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum

T

he 17th century was a time of unprecedented change in what is now known as the Netherlands. The newly created Dutch Republic had just broken away from Spanish control and ushered in a period of national identity and independence, shown best in their flourishing art world. The Saint Louis Art Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” sets out to portray this remarkable period of Dutch history. The exhibition takes you through several diverse subjects prominent at the time. From portraits to pastoral scenes, curator Heather Hughes assures that visitors will see a broad spectrum of genres depicted. “We didn’t want to strictly go by subject,” Hughes explains. Hughes has a scholarly focus on Dutch print making and worked with two other curators, Judith Mann and Elizabeth Wyckoff, when creating the thematic sections of the exhibition. “We wanted to bring up the cultural phenomenon happening in the Netherlands at the time and liked mixing the subject matter within sections.” Hughes walks through the layout of the exhibition and its sections. Portraits of Dutch citizens and elite are first, as well as a style of art called a tronie, described by Hughes as, “fanciful pieces … playing with expressions and costumes. They’re fully finished in

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portrait style, but aren’t of any specific person.” From there the exhibit moves to a focus on science, travel and trade. Hughes points out that during the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic, they were focused on creating and expanding a trading empire. “We want to show that there were negative consequences to this period,” Hughes says. “They were active in the transAtlantic slave trade and there are paintings that depict that.” Other paintings include still-life pieces that portray sea shells found from around the world and flowers not native to the Netherlands. Other galleries include paintings of churches – celebrating the Dutch Republic breaking away from Spanish Catholicism and making Calvinism the official religion – as well as two sections on landscapes. There are three Rembrandt paintings featured in the exhibition.

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE “DUTCH PAINTING IN THE AGE OF REMBRANDT FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON” OCT. 20, 2019 TO JAN. 12, 2020 MAIN EXHIBITION GALLERIES, EAST BUILDING ADULTS: $15; SENIORS AND STUDENTS: $12 CHILDREN AGES 6 TO 12: $6 CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER: FREE

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Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Dutch, 1597–1665, The Interior of the St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, 1660. oil on panel. 22 1/2 × 20 1/4 inches. Promised gift of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo, in support of the Center for Netherlandish Art. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt” is the first major expedition of 17th century Dutch painting exhibition to be displayed at the Saint Louis Art Museum, opening to the public on October 20. Also, on October 18, the Saint Louis Art Museum will also host a discussion with the collectors responsible for contributing Dutch art to the MFA, introduced by Christopher Atkins, the MFA’s director of the Center of Netherlandish Art. The discussion will be moderated by the Saint Louis Art Museum director Brent Benjamin. More information on this event and others can be found at slam.org/events. Saint Louis Art Museum, One Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, slam.org


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utheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri held its 36th dinner and auction in late September. Inspired by the 2017 film The Greatest Showman, LFCS took guests to the circus via the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis in that municipality’s downtown. Before dinner, guests mingled during a cocktail hour and auction, which featured a whiskey pull, a chance to take home a Louis Vuitton bag, countless bottles of wine, staples of the metro area dining scene and much more. After dinner, guests enjoyed a performance by local band My Friend Mike.

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uests indulged in a feast prepared by four of the metro area’s finest chefs at Loyola Academy of St. Louis’ ninth annual Chefs’ Feast for a Knight. Each chef began with an appetizer station and then collaborated on a four-course meal served with fine wines. Attendees passed the evening wining and dining – and supporting Loyola Academy in its mission to break the cycle of poverty through education. Cardinals giant Ozzie Smith served as honorary chair and master of ceremonies.

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50th Anniversary UpRising Gala SATURDAY, NOV. 2 6:30 TO 10:30P.M. The Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden Enjoy delicious food and drink at the world famous Missouri Botanical Garden as MCE returns to where it was founded 50 years ago! The event will look back on the organization’s history and celebrate the commitment of its founders, as well as seek to empower the future generations of advocates.

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The year was 1969. The Environmental Protection Agency wouldn’t be established for another year, and the Missouri Department of Resources four years after that. It was a very different time in terms of environmental awareness; yet this was the year that the Missouri Coalition for the Environment was founded. MCE’s founders came from all walks of life – conservationists, attorneys and city planners – all joined together by their mutual desire to see that human and environmental health was protected in government policy decisions. Their mission was to create a call to action and get people active and engaged in making systemic change. “The air and water quality are better in Missouri because of MCE,” says executive director Heather Navarro, looking back at the organization’s accomplishments 50 years after its founding. MCE has also worked on opposing nuclear energy, upgrading the St. Louis area sewer system, and raising the renewable energy standard in order to protect Missouri’s natural resources. “We have these incredible Ozark forests, prairies and wetlands,” Navarro adds. “We want to protect those resources. MCE is there to show up and advocate on the state level, where no one else can make that push. We’ve been around for 50 years; we have a legacy and have established ourselves as a credible source.”

The 50th Anniversary UpRising Gala will be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden – the same location where MCE was founded in 1969, at the St. Louis Conference on the Environment. “It’s really appropriate that we’re going back to our roots,” Navarro says. The Gala will honor MCE’s founders and history while celebrating the organization’s achievements. The event will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to environmental leader Kay Drey and late MCE founder Leo Drey, as well as former Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director and longtime MCE board member Stephen Mahfood. The Gala will also celebrate the future and echo the call to action from their founding meeting. “We want to be inspiring the next generation of advocates by sharing the story of MCE,” Navarro says. “We want to build a momentum to carry into the next 50 years.” Navarro also urges individuals to look at MCE’s website for more information on how to get involved. “There is almost always a petition to sign or an issue to learn about [on our page],” Navarro confirms. “We want people to rise up and speak for their community.”

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DESIGN AW2 A0 R1 9D S

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Bathroom AMY STUDEBAKER DESIGN

Amy Studebaker

Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography One could say this design by Amy Studebaker of Amy Studebaker Design is one of epic proportions. “Because the ceiling peaks at 14 feet, the proper proportion and scale of this design and placement of the vanities were imperative,” notes Studebaker. Because of this, stunning soffits were thoughtfully placed above each vanity. Studebaker also used a rich, detailed paneling on the ceiling and walls, while selecting magnificent marble with an inset border for the floors – a component judges appreciated. “[The space is] clean, calming and serene,” notes one judge. “[I] love the placement of the bathtub under the open window with a beautiful view. Inset border on the floors is a special detail and breaks up all of the white a bit.”

CASTLE DESIGN AND ALSPAUGH KITCHEN AND BATH

Laurie LeBoeuf and Jim Howard Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography

Judges agree that Laurie LeBoeuf of Castle Design and Jim Howard of Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath struck gold with the remodel of this 1930s master suite – elegantly marrying the homeowner’s modern lifestyle needs with the home’s rich heritage. “The fixtures are all gold, and drawer pulls and faucet handles feature crystal detailing – a nod to the home’s original brass-and-crystal hardware,” say the designers. Marble herringbone floors, a shimmering basket weave mosaic made of Calacatta gold and Botticino marble and custom gold plating are just some of the fine finishes used in this space. “This bath promises to age well and gracefully, and will stand the test of time,” says one judge.

ANNE MARIE DESIGN STUDIO, LLC

Anne Marie Boedges Photo by Anne Marie Boedges

Anne Marie Boedges of Anne Marie Design Studio, LLC wanted the shower in this master bathroom to steal the show – and that it does! The shower features three showerheads, body sprays, two bench seats, a beautiful bathtub and, certainly of note, hand-painted tile. “Love the painted tile of the shower against the otherwise plain design of the rest of the room,” notes one judge. “[It] allows the shower to shine.” “The room feels light and airy, but makes you feel you are staying at a fancy resort!” says Boedges. “(That they get to use every single day!)”

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Bedroom MITCHELL WALL ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Thomas Wall and Rachael Dolan Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography

Simple and stately best describe this bedroom designed by Thomas Wall and Rachael Dolan of Mitchell Wall Architecture and Design, who revived the rich historical heritage of this abode while making judges swoon. “I like that the designer didn’t try to reinvent the wheel here and worked with the existing architectural features,” one says. “The design of this bedroom respects the home’s historic status.” The Wall team updated the intricate paneling and crown within the bedroom, enhancing the original fireplace even more, while using a crystal chandelier to make a simple yet stunning statement.

GIGI LOMBRANO INTERIORS

Gigi Lombrano Photo by Anne Matheis

This moody marvel by Gigi Lombrano of Gigi Lombrano Interiors will have guests waking in wonder if they’re at a fivestar hotel rather than in a family or friend’s spare room. “This former boy’s bedroom became a welcoming guest retreat for these empty nesters,” says Lombrano of the space. “The room received a total makeover, including the addition of a sparkling chandelier.” Judges loved the modern chandelier and especially the color palette. “The pop of color creates a dramatic contrast against the grey,” notes one judge, while another adds, “It is a daring color palette. Very glamorous.”

AMY STUDEBAKER DESIGN

Amy Studebaker

Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography When Amy Studebaker of Amy Studebaker Design is asked to create a space to rival a Fifth Avenue luxurious accommodation, she delivers a space with sophistication. Studebaker used a soft palette of blues, whites and subtle beiges, while incorporating a variety of textures by using silk, velvet and linens that judges adored. “Light and bright with a wonderful and soothing color palette and rich materials,” says one judge. “Great attention to detail. Elegantly understated in all respects.” An adjoining dressing room is just as glamorous, with a stunning chandelier with hints of blush for a feminine feel with delicate hardware.

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Dining Room GIGI LOMBRANO INTERIORS

Gigi Lombrano Photo by Anne Matheis

When a couple loves to wine and dine, Gigi Lombrano of Gigi Lombrano Interiors beautifully marries the two. “The back wall of the dining room had the typical arched niche,” Lombrano explains. “The husband dreamed of having a wine cellar, so why not convert it into a wine cellar and create a fabulous statement wall?” Judges called the space an “entertainer’s dream,” noting how the wine cellar doubles as a statement and a work of art. Lombrano also reupholstered the chairs, added the grasscloth wallpaper, statement drapery, a pop of color with the deconstructed area rug and more.

CASTLE DESIGN

Lauren Sweet-Schuler Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography A request for an effortless look resulted in a divine dining space of elegance. “As is often the case, the homeowners’ style evolved over time, and they were ready for an updated, effortless look,” says Lauren Sweet-Schuler of Castle Design. “Taking the formerly red-toned dining room to a lighter, more contemporary look with rich neutrals, clean lines and layered textures was the first step in transitioning the rest of their home into this new style.” Judges loved the simplicity of the space, calling it “bright, airy and beautiful,” adding, “Just a good, solid dining room design that will stand the test of time.”

CASTLE DESIGN

Laurie LeBoeuf

Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography Some make a grand gesture with flowers, but Laurie LeBoeuf of Castle Design makes a grand gesture with not one but two floral crystal chandeliers that steal the show in this dining room. “The chandeliers are stunning and add high drama,” notes one judge. In addition to the chandeliers, LeBoeuf introduced three-piece crown molding, a tray ceiling and traditional archways to the space to perfectly frame the room while adding more texture to the space with a metallic grasscloth wallcovering and shimmering custom paint treatment on the ceiling. “It’s a wonderfully glamorous room,” notes another judge. “The color palette is beautiful.”

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Kitchen C&M INTERIORS

Channing Krichevsky and Maria Hogrefe Photo by Corey Hogrefe Clean and contemporary perfectly describe this kitchen by Channing Krichevsky and Maria Hogrefe of C&M Interiors. “The beautiful finishes were painstakingly achieved,” notes one judge. The dynamic duo used seamless cabinetry that was balanced by quaint lighting. The showstopper of the space, though, is the stack of marble countertops that climb to the ceiling – adding luxury and lightness in contrast to the custom stain finish of the cabinets. The judges call this space a “perfect execution of modern aesthetic both in form and function” that creates “mood [that] is very serene and contemplative.”

ALSPAUGH KITCHEN AND BATH

Chris Paul and Ann Cortinovis Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography

For this 1900s home, Chris Paul and Ann Cortinovis of Alspaugh Kitchen and Bath were asked for a modernized space that paid homage to its historic roots while incorporating the homeowners’ love of all things unique. The Alspaugh team used traditional framed cabinetry with a hand-brushed finish to salute the home’s era, but a distinctive La Carnue range and hood steal the show. “The stove and vent hood are a stunning focal point,” notes one judge, while another calls it a “true work of art.” Judges appreciated the white backsplash, which allowed such features the appropriate place to shine.

KARR BICK KITCHEN & BATH

Rebekah Moor Murphy Photo by Lisa Mitchell

When Rebekah Moor Murphy of Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath is tasked with creating a kitchen with a minimal approach, she ensures minimal is also marvelous in this 100-plus-year-old home. Murphy used soft, two-tone colors for the cabinetry, beautifully accentuated with gold cabinet pulls. Extra-thick marble quartz countertops make a statement and were extended to the backsplash for a simplified look. The tiled walls, though, bring a century café feel and cohesiveness. “This kitchen design is understated, high end, and highly functional,” notes one judge, while another adds, “Minimalism abounds in this beauty. Love everything about it.”

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Landscape FRISELLA LANDSCAPE GROUP

Tony Frisella

Tony Frisella of Frisella Landscape Group used the steep hill on this wooded ground to his advantage in creating a tranquil space perfect for entertaining. Frisella created an outdoor kitchen with a raised garden bed and a gas fire pit with built-in seating, a waterfall and a BioNova natural pool that looks like a pond but has a natural filtration system, making it acceptable for swimming. The stars of the space, though, are the irregular-edged, natural stone stairways. “The designed space seems to blend right into the wooded area behind the home,” notes a judge. “This is a beautiful outdoor retreat.”

QUIET VILLAGE LANDSCAPING

Karen Soracco Photo by Sally Evans

Karen Soracco of Quiet Village Landscaping was tasked with creating a tranquil backyard at this University City home, and judges agreed, the space will flourish for years to come. Soracco leveled the lawn, then added a gazebo, outdoor lighting and a stone patio. “The curved walk and patio are a nice contrast with the strong angular shapes of the house and garage,” notes a judge. Soracco also added a variety of new plants that include natives and beneficial pollinator plants. “Nice improvements and upgrades to a basic backyard of what appears to be a turn-of-the-century house,” notes a judge.

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY NURSERY

Bob Graeler

Photo by Andria Graeler Judges felt Bob Graeler of Chesterfield Valley Nursery added the perfect pop of color to bring this space to life. Graeler added grasses, evergreens, flowering shrubs, a unique Japanese maple and more to liven up the landscape of this abode. “Great mixed use of plantings,” notes a judge. Graeler also created the grand staircase using natural stone and small stone cobbler accents that judges adored. “The natural stone stairs and in-ground pool combine to make this terraced outdoor space a world apart,” notes a judge.

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Living Space CASTLE DESIGN

Laurie LeBoeuf

Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography Laurie LeBoeuf of Castle Design set out to transform a dark and heavy space into a light and bright space full of inviting textures, and the verdict is in: She succeeded! LeBoeuf reworked a heavy stacked stone fireplace with a custom caststone surround and mantel that judges loved. “The reworked fireplace blends perfectly with the style of the room and is a worthy focal point,” one judge notes. LeBoeuf also added new built-in cabinetry and painted the millwork ceiling to lighten the look further. “The white gloss millwork is clever, giving this room the lift it needed,” notes a judge. “Love the mixture of textiles and patterns. It’s a beautiful room!”

JESSIE D. MILLER INTERIOR DESIGN

Jessie D. Miller

Photo by Megan Lorenz When Jessie D. Miller of Jessie D. Miller Interior Design is tasked with creating a modernized living space for a bachelor’s Webster Groves home, she shows him how to successfully marry eclecticism with edge. “What a great room,” notes one judge. “The pair of classic midcentury leather sofas with silver metal frames have great lines and are perfect for a bachelor’s home.” Miller used the client’s collected antiques and oddities with vintage and custom-made pieces to bring a fresh perspective to the space, which judges loved. “The mix of fabrics and textures is perfection,” notes one judge.

THE DESIGN SOURCE LIMITED

Kristine Keller and Jessica Laurinaitis Photo by Anne Matheis

Kristine Keller and Jessica Laurinaitis of The Design Source Limited revived this study into a light and bright living space. The Design Source team removed dark paneling and added new, taller millwork. “The millwork is stunning in this beautiful shade of blue and adds the right amount of interest to this seemingly small space,” notes a judge. “It serves as the perfect backdrop to the cream sofa.” The design duo also introduced new colors to the space in addition to bold patterned drapery. “The cream sofa, bold patterned drapery and a classic oriental rug tie the room together in a most pleasing fashion,” notes another judge.

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top teams IN REAL ESTATE

By Amanda Dahl

LIZZY DOOLEY REAL ESTATE GROUP

ESPENSCHIED HERMANN GROUP

MARK GELLMAN & NEIL GELLMAN

Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-680-1426 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-872-6747,

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espenschiedhermanngroup.com

The Gellman Team Coldwell Banker Premier Group 2203 S. Big Bend Blvd., 314-336-1991, thegellmanteam.com

St. Louis powerhouse agent Lizzy

These lifelong St. Louisans combine

The Gellman Team boasts another

Dooley has built a recognized and

decades of experience to deliver the

record year, earning $168-plus million

respected brand within 14 years of

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and selling 488 homes. The No. 2

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rave reviews, scores of repeat clients and

North American Coldwell Banker

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referrals. Ranked in the top one percent

team follows these core values:

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of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

to use a cohesive and innovative

for buyers and sellers. Dooley proves

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team approach; to stay passionately

valuable as head of the team with

Espenschied Hermann Group provides

driven to enrich lives; to support

her penchant for networking and

trustworthy, knowledgeable service to

communities; and to create meaningful

uncovering off-market properties.

its clients.

experiences and positive relationships.

THE KIRK HOLTON TEAM

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Jill Kelly and Krissy Hof combined their

LAND | LITWACK & ASSOCIATES

STEVE MATHES & JOE MATHES

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experience, to create the dynamic real

Consistently ranked No. 1 at Berkshire

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janetmcafee.com/kirkholtonteam Three family members came together,

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combining more than 50 years of estate group, The Kirk Holton Team.

Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real

none, Steve Mathes has more than

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Estate’s Clayton office, Land | Litwack

$500 million in closed sales. His son,

because they believe in the importance

assisting buyers and sellers to reach

& Associates comprises a team of six

Joe Mathes, is a top-producing agent

of going above and beyond for their

their personal, financial and transitional

REALTORS who boast five-plus decades

for Coldwell Banker Gundaker. He

clients. Treating clients as if they were

goals. The family makes serving their

of experience. With a combined volume

continues the family tradition alongside

family, the team values hard work, good

clients their No. 1 priority.

of more than $161 million and 425 units

his father by paying close attention to

humor and a client-first approach as the

sold, the team offers clients a fresh,

client needs and sharing his passion for

cornerstones of a good partnership.

enthusiastic approach.

real estate.

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JILL KELLY & KRISSY HOF


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SUZIE WELLS & AIMEE SIMPSON

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wrightmullen.janetmcafee.com As clients can attest, The Wright Mullen

Together, as top performers throughout

Bringing 40-plus years of combined

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their careers at Laura McCarthy Real

experience to the local real estate

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market, Suzie Wells and Aimee Simpson’s

and willing to go above-and-beyond

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for clients to ensure an enjoyable and

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elevate their reputation to new heights.

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that the powerhouse duo has an amazing

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New custom home under construction by Dublen Homes on a .74-acre site with 4 BD, 3.5 baths, approximately 5,300 SF and loaded with upgrades...$2,089,000

New custom ranch home by Berkley in sought-after subdivision on 1.08-acre site with 4 BD, 3.5 baths with approximately 4,000 SF...$1,450,000

New custom home to be built, 1.5-story, 4BD, 3.5 bath in Heather Hill Subdivision

Spacious updated 5 BD, 1.5-story home on an acre site with a pool & hot tub. Approx. 6,600 SF of living space on 3 levels...$1,199,999

Custom build this 1.5-story design with 4 BD, 3.5 baths, main floor master suite and approximately 4,160 SF of finished space on 3 levels...$788,000

Another new home to be built by Helmut Weber Construction. 2-story, 5 BD, 4.5 baths with approx. 4,300 SF of living space including finished LL...$775,000

Renovated 1.5-story, 5+ BD, 4.5 baths, acre lot, 4,440 SF, plus the Home Protection Plan.

SOLD

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727 HARVEST LANE OLIVETTE (LADUE SCHOOLS)

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Remodeled 4BD 3.5 bath, 1.5-story single-family villa w/ approx 4,742 SF including FIN walkout LL. Home Protection Plan...$750,000

5 BD, 4.5 bath 2-story with approx. 4,164 SF including the finished LL on a wooded lot. Home Protection Plan.

New custom 4 BD, 3.5 Bath, 2-story home with approximately 3,300 SF to be built by Dublen on a .49-acre lot.

Outstanding five bedroom gem on a level wooded .89-acre lot with approximately 5,000 SF of living space on three levels. Home Protection Plan...$725,000

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By Berkley and Son Development. A ranch with 4 BD, 3 baths, and approximately 3,400 SF on two levels in cul-de-sac neighborhood!

RENOVATED!

...$745,000

NEW LISTING

...$739,900

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...$775,000

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SOLD

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17 BON PRICE TERRACE OLIVETTE (LADUE SCHOOLS) 2-story with 4 BD, 3.5 baths with 2,650 SF on a cul-de-sac lot or buy just the lot for $215,000

...$650,000

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Wonderful renovated four bedroom, four bath ranch with 3,500+ SF of finished space on two levels situated on a .93-acre walkout lot

Professional Reno--4 BD, 3.5 bath, 2,600 SF on 2 levels. .43-acre. New granite KIT, updated baths, wd floors, new roof, main floor laundry, and fin LL ...$615,000

Complete Renovation--1.5-story, main floor master suite, gourmet kitchen, finished LL, on a .73-acre wooded lot. Home Protection Plan...$600,000

4 Bedroom, 2-story gem with 2,384 SF total living area including finished LL. Home Protection Plan

One acre teardown lot in Creve Coeur in tree-lined four home cul-de-sac Ladue Meadows neighborhood.

Renovated 2BD, 2 bath, Villas at Golfview, 1,614 SF, Home Prot Plan. In unit laundry, storage area on 1st floor, & 2 garage spaces...$200,000

6+ year old newer construction with BD, 2.5 baths, 2 story, move-in condition granite kitchen and baths, private wooded yard, walkout lower level...$425,000

Renovated 1.5-story, 6BD, 4 baths, main floor master suite and 2,947 SF on a level .46-acre lot plus the Home Protection Plan...$450,000

...$649,000

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...$395,000

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luxury LISTINGS 27 Bridle Path | REMSENBURG, NEW YORK

9719 Conway Road | LADUE

Maria Cunneen Compass Greater NY LLC 631-445-7890, compass.com

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Escape to the Hamptons this autumn with an incredible

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in bucolic Remsenburg, this ranch home offers fabulous

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plus gunite main pool and lap pools. $1.799 million

2-plus lush acres and boasts a six-car garage.

120 Linden Ave. | CLAYTON

8921 Moydalgan Road | LADUE

8 Washington Terrace | ST. LOUIS

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Jill Beilein Azar Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-616-8836 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office), lauramccarthy.com

John Zarky & Kevin Hurley Janet McAfee Real Estate 314-920-1846, janetmcafee.com

Located in Old Town Clayton near fabulous restaurants

Arguably the best executed renovation, this midcentury

amenities, this handsome Tudor, restored to its original

and boutiques, this five-year-old custom residence offers

masterpiece, built in 1964 and now made for modern

splendor, showcases outstanding architecture. Discover

a main-level master, with his-and-her walk-in closets, a

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herringbone and rare marble flooring, leaded windows, the

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and clean lines. Wesley Wedemeyer, who contributed to

barrel-vaulted ceiling of the living room, and hand-carved

and two on-grade two-car garages. $3.995 million

Powell Symphony Hall’s renovation, was architect of this

mantels and paneling found throughout.

Combining old world elegance with today’s desired

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distinctive

PROPERTY By Amanda Dahl

49 MUIRFIELD

ST. LOUIS

R

esiding on 1.6 acres of verdant landscape, this classic brick manse has undergone a complete renovation. Arise in the elegant master suite, where a fireplace and glamorous bath can keep you cozy and comforted, and private access to the patio and pool deck offers a pleasant outdoor escape. The newer kitchen beckons, with gorgeous granite counters and custom cabinetry, plus fabulous appliances that allow you to whip up a delectable brunch. Serve it up counterside at the massive center island. Later, welcome guests in the entry foyer, with warm hardwood and an inviting open layout. You may choose to entertain in the delightful living room, with built-ins, that opens to the family room; or head to the finished lower level, complete with a spacious rec area and wet bar. Once the day’s done, sip a hot toddy on the screened porch as twilight descends and relax in your stylish home.

Margie Medelberg 314-265-3888 (direct), 636-530-4004 (office), bhhsall.com For more than 35 years, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate (formerly Prudential Alliance, Realtors) has served the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. The company operates seven branch locations with more than 400 agents in four major counties, making it one of the largest residential real estate brokerages in the area. Berkshire Hathaway offers one-stop shopping services, including corporate relocation, new-homes marketing, commercial sales, and mortgage, title and warranty products.

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This 6-bedroom, 4 full-bathroom and 1 half-bathroom home in St. Louis is listed for $1.675 million.


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INDEPENDENT • COEDUCATIONAL • GRADES 7-12

Open House Saturday, October 26 Pre-register at jburroughs.org/openhouse or at 9 am on the day of the event. Presentation begins at 9:30 am

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Style Speak

Fashion FUND AT 5

Saint Louis Fashion Fund is celebrating 5 years of fashionforward influence. Since its 2014 inception, the fund has raised almost $3 million for fashion across the metro area by creating a vibrant garment district of fashion businesses, jobs and economic development – putting St. Louis back on the map as a thriving fashion capital. Ladue News recently caught up with the fund’s program manager, Audra Harrold, to learn more about its fifth anniversary events, past wins and future goals. Tell us about Saint Louis Fashion Fund’s big wins in its first five years. We have assisted with the promotion of St. Louis’ fashion industry to manufacturers, designers and suppliers – starting with Evolution St. Louis, a first-ofits-kind high-tech knitwear facility in the U.S. Opening later this fall, it is projected to bring 50-plus local jobs in its first year and will soon create an industry sector for the entire country, based in St. Louis. The fund has supported and continues to support emerging fashion brands both in-house and in the community – Audra Noyes’ AUDRA, Reuben Reuel’s Demestik, as well as designer brands by Michael Drummond, Lux & Nyx, Summersalt and more. Proof of the fund’s growing reputation can be found in attention from notable national fashion industry experts, such as Fern Mallis, founder of New York Fashion Week; Gary Wassner, chief executive officer of Hilldun and chairman of Interluxe Holdings; and Christene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder of Refinery29, who have served as judges for the fund’s Caleres Emerging Designer Awards. Former Vogue editor-at-large André Leon Talley has made several visits to St. Louis and has become a strong advocate for the fund’s mission. The legendary Iris Apfel also visited St. Louis two years ago when she was honored by the fund. We have annually reached 250-plus youth, ages 14 to 18, with on-site and in-school design education programs. We are most proud of the fund’s ongoing community outreach and free public programming – Creative Process and Speaking of Fashion series – annually reaching 2,000-plus people. Describe the fund’s fall programs. The fund is providing extensive exposure and retail opportunities this fall with our in-house Fashion Lab residents and area designers. Look for the designers

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FASHION’S NIGHT OUT: THE ART OF FASHION WHAT:

Saint Louis Fashion Fund’s fifth anniversary celebration

WHEN:

Oct. 19, 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Neiman Marcus, 1701 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac

COST:

$250 per person

INFORMATION:

saintlouisfashionfund.org

around town to include FACTORY Fashion Show & Night Market at Lusso boutique Oct. 12 and PALM Health Nov. 16, and our holiday shopping event Dec. 7 at the fund. Several of our accessory designers are part of the “Finishing Touches” exhibit through March 2020 at the Field House Museum. Michael Drummond is exhibiting at both The Sheldon (“It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Declaration of Independence”) and the World Chess Hall of Fame (“Being Played”).

Tell us about the fund’s fifth anniversary celebration, Fashion’s Night Out. Think New York City’s Met Gala comes to St. Louis Oct. 19. The attire will include everything from formal gowns to eclectic ensembles which will enter on a red carpet. Attendees can expect to enjoy the best of Paris, New York, Milan and London fashion weeks presented by Neiman Marcus in a seated runway fashion show. They will also get the exclusive opportunity to meet and mingle with local designers, who will showcase their designs for a highly anticipated live auction event. Our special guest will be Dapper Dan, the eponymous American fashion designer and haberdasher from Harlem, New York. This will be the party of the year. What’s next for the fund? We are strategically and efficiently moving forward in the space of supporting our local designers, educating our next generation and fueling economic development. We are going to be the new city that designers, manufacturers, photographers, models and anyone and everyone in the fashion world will flock to.

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Returned for what will hopefully be a long, sedate autumn, a headband should flatter anyone’s look – not to mention provide a stylish alternative to a hat on “bad hair days” – with a knotted headband really making a statement!

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LEOPARD $20, Cha Boutique

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PEARLS $20, Bauble Bash STL

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Clayton greets a promising fledgling clothier dedicated both to comfort and to classiness.

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he Normal Brand continues to conduct itself like the sartorial Little Engine That Could, recently launching its first dedicated bricks-and-mortar outlet. Early last month, the retailer of casual but quality menswear and womenswear opened a storefront operation toward the eastern end of Colonial Marketplace, which straddles the Ladue/Clayton municipal boundary. That said, Jimmy Sansone – who founded The Normal Brand and now runs it with his brothers, Conrad and Lan – hastens to voice a disclaimer about the physical expansion. “While it’s true we started online, we’ve had a bricks-and-mortar presence since the very beginning,” Sansone says. “Starting with just a few stores in St. Louis, we’re now in over 400 boutiques coast to coast. We knew we wanted to offer a unique experience while telling our story, and decided that we finally had the team in place where we could execute to the level our customer deserves.” In Missouri alone, according to The Normal Brand’s website, the company’s goods grace 18 retailers in 11 municipalities. Also, retailers carry those goods in 42 states – not too shoddy for a clothier only 4 years old. Sansone sketches the background of the new Clayton shop and the reaction thus far from walk-ins. “We put a huge emphasis on the customer experience, and we’re really happy with the responses,” he says. “Our mom designed it

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with all of the details our brand tries to embody, and created a rugged but still modern feel. “We have antiques from [Brentwood’s] Rand Rosenthal Design Group and modern touches from [Creve Coeur’s] Forsyth throughout the store. We’ve heard that there’s nothing in St. Louis like it.” As The Normal Brand’s website further relates, the company’s creation followed a shirt-buying foray by Sansone a few years ago in which industry pretension basically popped all of his buttons. At that point, he and his brothers resolved to launch a proudly Midwestern line, slowly but surely, and to focus it on unpretentious, versatile and durable apparel capable of being worn from day to day, in city or country or … well … wherever. That resolution generated The Normal Brand, whose generally varicolored wares include pullovers and polos, button-ups and T-shirts, henleys and hoodies. Its wares likewise encompass chinos and trunks, joggers and canvas pants. Among other items, the company also offers an outlier beanie and ball caps – lots of ball caps – most if not all of which sport the company’s Rockwell Kent-ish ursine ensign. The Normal Brand’s website labels nearly 90 (!) products as new for its fall collection with many more coming throughout the season, which prompts an inquiry into Sansone’s potential personal favorite among them, as well as the reason for that favoritism. “Well, we have a lot more than that dropping through the end of the year,” he


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says. “I work with the product every single day, and I’m a pretty harsh critic, but I think the updates that we made to the fits to accommodate our customer to really nail that Normal fit have me excited about the whole collection, really.” After a small pause, Sansone adds, just a bit suspiciously, “But there is a sweater collection coming called the Jimmy’s that I am partial too.” With similar good humor, Sansone responds to a question about some of the funkier male fashions regularly showcased in, say, GQ Style: In contravention of his company’s stated aesthetic, does he harbor any personal “ab-Normal” guilty pleasures in menswear, perhaps from Balenciaga or Dolce & Gabbana? “Well, I wouldn’t call it ‘ab-Normal’ – I still love wearing a beautiful sport coat or suit,” he says. “But when I get home, I’m ready to throw my Puremeso joggers back on.” Ah, yes: Puremeso, The Normal Brand’s trademarked fabric. Sansone briefly describes it for the benefit of someone who’s never worn a garment made of that ribbed polyester/cotton/spandex blend. “It’s the softest fabric you’ve ever worn,” he says. “That may sound ridiculous, but we have thousands of comments that tell us [that] every day. It also washes easily, and we reinforced the seams so you can do anything with it. “We run this fabric in a few different weights and many silhouettes because it really is that good.” Sansone likewise briefly considers the most satisfying and frustrating aspects of the startup thus far. “The best part is hearing from our customers, especially new ones, who are happy a brand like ours exists,” he says. “Also, we really love

seeing random people wear the gear. Friends will text us pictures of someone wearing it in Australia or Germany or Hong Kong, and that’s a great feeling. “The most frustrating [aspect] would have to deal with inventory – but mostly, the logistics of manufacturing a lot of SKUs [stock-keeping units] all over the world.” Extending from that reflection on the company’s past, Sansone reflects on The Normal Brand’s near future as it proceeds resolutely toward the end of its first decade. “We want to continue to be true to our core mission of providing normal clothes, but better, to our customer,” he says. “When we started, 90 percent of our sales came from Missouri, and now it’s down to 3 percent, so we are finding way more people around the world who buy into this mission. “Hopefully, in the next [few] years, we can keep finding more and more, and run into more random people in the street wearing our brand.” Random people? Hmmm. In a final bit of blue-sky whimsy, Sansone shows no hesitancy about naming the single celebrity in any field that he’d love to have prominently photographed in a piece of apparel from The Normal Brand. “I know I speak for my brothers when I say seeing [film star] Sylvester Stallone wearing The Normal Brand would be pretty insane,” he says. “Maybe Rocky could sub out his leather jacket for one of our shirt jackets, or he could lose the fedora and rock a waxed canvas cap!” The Normal Brand, 8809 Ladue Road, St. Louis, 314-899-0800, thenormalbrand.com

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jewelry most customers don’t realize we have a huge selection of fine diamond, gemstone and pearl fashion jewelry.” Diamonds Direct also houses engagement ring mountings and wedding bands by top designers, as well as their own in-house brand: Diamonds Direct Designs. Philley points out another way Diamonds Direct goes above and beyond the traditional jewelry experience. “While traditional jewelers buy diamonds through wholesalers and brokers, we have an office inside the world diamond exchange in Tel Aviv, Israel,” he says. “[There], a team of people are evaluating and selecting only the best diamonds for our stores. By maintaining involvement in the entire lifecycle of a diamond, we ensure quality diamonds are handpicked for our customers.” In addition, Diamonds Direct offers all after-sale services complementary and lifelong, including a 110 percent upgrade policy and jewelry maintenance. “Every customer gets a personalized and thorough diamond education with each purchase,” Philley expands. “You

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will learn … how to make an educated and informed decision to choose the perfect diamond suited for your loved one. “I cannot emphasize our heart for the community enough,” Philley adds. “We’ve really just begun here in St. Louis [and] we care about keeping the community strong and connected.” Philley also goes back to the great internal community that grows out of having each showroom operate independently. “Everyone on our team here in Creve Coeur is local and from the area,” he says. “We’ve experienced amazing growth due to the tight knit and personal culture we value as a company.” Diamonds Direct calls their people their most precious gems, and are ready to deliver an experience that will have customers feeling as exceptional as their diamond purchase. Diamonds Direct, 11619 Olive Blvd., 314-924-3777, diamondsdirect.com


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Janie andChristopher By Amanda Dahl Photos by Josephine Havlak Christopher Hardy LaBarge Jr. took Janie Caroline Bassman to be his lawfully wedded wife in a spectacular celebration on June 2. Loved ones lit up the night at Westwood Country Club to pay tribute to the beginning of a lifetime of love.

Christopher, senior manager of Audit & Risk Advisory Services at KPMG, and Janie, who works at Motion Orthopaedics, slice into their rose-laden multi-tiered cake, inviting guests to share in the sweetness of their union.

The bride’s family all came to support the happy couple on their big day, including: Janie’s grandmother, Marcia Gillerman; sister Jana Bassman, maid of honor; Donald Bassman, father of the bride; Jeanie Bassman, mother of the bride; and sister Julie Aylward, matron of honor, among others.

The bride stunned guests and her groom in a delicate wedding gown, featuring a structured lace corset and tiers of asymmetric tulle.

The newlyweds honeymooned in Saint Lucia, seeking a Caribbean getaway that offered privacy, relaxation and a personalized stay.

The groom looked swank in a classic tuxedo. Before meeting his bride at the end of the aisle to exchange vows, Christopher and Janie exchanged love letters to remind each other of their devotion to one another.

The newlyweds were thrilled to share their day with Christopher’s family, including: his mother, Denise LaBarge; his father, Christopher LaBarge Sr.; his sister, Alex LaBarge; and his younger brother, Trevor LaBarge.

Sharing in Christopher and Janie’s joyous day were the bridal party, which included: matron and maid of honor, Julie Aylward and Jana Bassman, sisters of the bride; and bridesmaids Taylor Fortune, Leigh Kaiser, Alex LaBarge, Sarah McLoughlin, Emily Rassieur, Deeya Selke, Sarah Townsley and Allison Wexler; as well as best man, Trevor LaBarge, brother of the groom; and groomsmen Justin Aylward, Scott Donley, Gable Fortune, Easton Knott, Kyle Larkin, Trevor Souers, Corey Terman and Joseph Torretta.

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At first, Janie and Christopher were greeted by rain on their wedding day. Just as the pair walked down the aisle though, the sun broke free, stemming the rain until the couple shared their first kiss and giving their special day a magical feel.


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Seven-Minute Eggs With Warm Yogurt and Chili Sauce Story and recipe by Amanda Elliott

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first tried warm yogurt in a Turkish dumpling dish called manti, and it blew my mind. I love that using strained yogurt in all applications and preparations is standard in Middle Eastern cooking. For this dish, I wanted to take that same approach to yogurt to cool the spicy chili sauce, a version of red schug, a Mediterranean hot sauce.

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Serves | 2 to 4 |

CHILI SAUCE (Yields 1 cup)  2 red peppers, charred and peeled  2 Tbsp Calabrian chilis  2 cloves garlic  ½ tsp ground cumin  1 Tbsp Calabrian chili oil

 1 Tbsp cardamom seeds  ½ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro  salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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 salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste  chili sauce (accompanying recipe)  1 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish)

| Preparation – Chili Sauce | In bowl of a blender, add all ingredients and blend to combine. Place in a small bowl, and season with additional salt and pepper to taste. | Preparation – Eggs | Heat a saucepan filled almost to the top with water over high heat until it reaches a boil. Add whole eggs and set timer for 7 minutes. In a large bowl, prepare an ice water bath, and set next to stove. When timer is done, place eggs in ice water bath for 5 minutes. Peel eggs and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add all remaining ingredients except chili sauce and cilantro, and season with salt and pepper to taste; heat until warm. In a large bowl, pour half of yogurt mixture, add eggs and pour remaining yogurt over eggs. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons of chili sauce, and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Amanda Elliott is the chef at Peachtree Catering (peachtreebanquet.com) in Columbia, Missouri, and authors the website Rustic Supper (rusticsupper.com), where she shares recipes centering on the idea of the communal table and embracing the heritage of food through travel. She also hosts a series of pop-up PHOTO BY DREW PIESTER

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arian Nunn’s leadership skills are impressive. Add to that a lifetime of volunteerism and a considerable business acumen, and you get a woman full of passion, dedication and commitment to making a difference in the community. That said, meet the newly elected president of Women of Achievement. Nunn was honored as a Woman of Achievement in 2013 for her contributions to youth and family. Now at the helm of the 65-year-old organization, she is thrilled to announce that nominations for the 2020 Women of Achievement Awards are open through Jan. 13. “We encourage members of the community to nominate a phenomenal woman who dedicates her time, energy and leadership to making a lasting impact on our community,” Nunn says. Ten outstanding women volunteers will be celebrated at the 2020 Women of Achievement Luncheon on May 12 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. “Women of Achievement is an important part of St. Louis culture,” Nunn says. “I am honored to be the president of this incredible sisterhood. The volunteer efforts of women in our community never cease to amaze me. Our nonprofit organizations would not exist without the generous volunteer hours that support them. From reading to children in classrooms, to assisting the elderly with appointments, to holding the hands of a parent who has just lost a child, these are things that cannot be replaced.” Nunn’s volunteer work runs a vast gamut. She was named volunteer of the year at Easter Seals Midwest, whose employment program she assisted, helping those with autism and developmental challenges secure jobs. She’s served as president of the Wilson School Board and as president of the Saint Louis Art Fair. She is treasurer of the St. Louis Visionary Awards, honoring women who have shaped and supported the arts. She is the founding president of the Youth Technology and Educational Center, an after-school program for at-risk youths in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. Given Nunn’s service as former board chair of Jazz St. Louis, her face lights up when she talks about how moving it is to hear from the children in Jazz U and Jazz Academy. Nunn is the only woman in St. Louis who’s been honored by Women of Achievement and as a YWCA Special Leader, a Chanel Women of Influence and one of St. Louis’ most influential businesswomen. Nunn teaches advanced business planning at Saint Louis University in its entrepreneurship program, where she has been co-teaching with several other professors for more than 10 years. “Our students form teams where they develop a business idea and then write and formulate the plan,” she says. “The program ranks in the top 10 in the country, largely due to the success of these classes.” One of six children, Nunn was born on the south side of St. Louis and grew

up near Grant’s Farm. A graduate of Cor Jesu Academy, she graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting. Her first job after school was as a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen. By age 29, she was a chief financial officer at Sound Distributors and Streetside Records. “I have always worked for high-growth, entrepreneurial companies and spent the past 22 years in leadership roles in commercial real estate,” Nunn says. “I’ve encouraged the volunteerism of my employees and continued participation for myself. Helping those less fortunate is part of my DNA.” She and her husband, Tom Wendel, live in Old Town Clayton, in a house they designed and built together. “We love our home and enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties,” Nunn says. “My favorite cooking appliance is the gas grill. I’ll even grill in the middle of a snowstorm.” In keeping with their love of entertaining, the couple recently co-chaired Laumeier Sculpture Park’s The Big Dinner: A Forest Feast. Nunn credits her brother, David, an expert in specialty travel, for his insight when planning trips. With his guidance, Nunn and her husband visited the Atacama Desert in South America. They’ve also traveled to southern Patagonia. “We love the adventure and experiences. There is always a bit of history involved, too.” When not navigating the world, the couple enjoys some rest and relaxation in Saugatuck, Michigan, where they have begun construction on a vacation property. But she says, “While we appreciate our time away, St. Louis will always be home.”

Women of Achievement is an important part of St. Louis culture. I am honored to be the president of this incredible sisterhood. The volunteer efforts of women in our community never cease to amaze me.

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Down Syndrome AWARENESS MONTH About 6,000 babies each year are born with Down syndrome, a disorder in which a person has a full or partial copy of chromosome 21. Ladue News spoke with Erin Suelmann, executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, and Lindsay Hawkins, DSAGSL self-advocate ambassador, to discuss Down syndrome in light of Down Syndrome Awareness Month. What are the greatest myths about the disorder, and what should people better understand about it? ES: Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition. About one in every 700 babies are born with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome experience intellectual and developmental delays. However, with the proper support, people with Down syndrome are included in the general education classroom, excel in sports, work, live independently, go to college and get married. What are the greatest challenges for individuals who have Down syndrome and their families? How does the DSAGSL assist? ES: Every individual with Down syndrome faces unique challenges and successes. Common challenges include low muscle tone, which results in delayed speech and motor activities, as well as delays in reading, math and verbal processing. In addition to connecting with new families, providing resources, referrals, workshops and skill-building programs for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families, we also work

hard to raise awareness among educators, medical professionals and employers so that people with Down syndrome can reach their full potential and be included with their peers. What are the most important things new parents of babies with Down syndrome should know and do? ES: Our family support coordinator welcomes all new and expecting families and provides essential information and resources about the condition, health care guidelines, early therapies, family events, mentors and more. Most importantly, we celebrate their new baby! There can be some fear of the unknown, but the DSAGSL is here to reassure families that their baby will be beautiful, gifted, smart and capable, and that we are here with them on their journey. Although they have unique challenges, what are some of the gifts and talents often seen in individuals with Down syndrome? LH: We have so many gifted individuals with Down syndrome in our community! We have some amazing athletes who participate in every sport, from bowling to surfing. Individuals in our community are artists, musicians, comedians, actors, models, loyal employees, entrepreneurs and college grads. For instance, I play six sports and have two jobs! I’ll take any challenge head on! How does the DSAGSL advocate for people who have Down syndrome and their families? ES: Advocacy comes in many forms. The DSAGSL is

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there with families from the start as they navigate and advocate for their child’s health and therapies. We help families and educators advocate for the least restrictive and best quality education in schools. We support families and individuals with Down syndrome as they transition into the workforce through navigation of benefits and job matching. Finally, we help families who have an aging adult with Down syndrome as they consider residential options, new health concerns or benefits. We are here to help with any struggle and to celebrate every victory. What are your organization’s biggest events and most useful resources? How can people help? ES: The DSAGSL would be lost without our volunteers, from our amazing board members and Young Friends Board members, to our one-time event volunteers. We have many events and programs throughout the year that rely on the generosity of individuals’ time. We also love in-kind donations and recommend contacting the office to learn about our current needs. Of course, we couldn’t do the work we do without our amazing event participants and donors, who ensure we have the financial resources we need. Our biggest events include Step Up for Down Syndrome, Birdies and Bass Golf Tournament, and our upcoming Trivia Night on Nov. 9.

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f you build it, she will come – or at least that’s been the case for the three fierce female business warriors who founded The Women’s Creative: Megan Rohall, Christina Weaver and Meg Smidt. What started as a simple pop-up shop hosting 10 to 15 local, female-owned vendors has organically grown into something much greater. The area group now encompasses its own Collective, a large quarterly marketplace and a significant number of events and services that support and nurture the female-owned small business community. “Typically, when you’re a business owner, you’re always so scared that someone’s going to take your ideas or threaten your growth,” Smidt says. “We are creating this safe space where we really want every single person to win. It’s almost an impossible atmosphere to find, and so the fact that we’ve helped to create this environment, I think, is why The Women’s Creative has taken off.” The group’s list of involved businesses – including Joya, Lark Skin Co., Place Value Pottery, Patty’s Cheesecakes, Series Six, Praxis Design Studio and many more – ranges from makers to entrepreneurs to service-based businesses, and the leaders credit this diversity and inclusivity for The Women’s Creative’s success. “Our core value is to be collaborative over competitive,” Weaver explains. “The more women we can connect to other women, the better off they’ll be in their businesses.” Christina Weaver, Meg Smidt and Megan Rohall As The Women’s Creative grew, so did the group’s interest in serving its members in a more organic way. Enter The Collective. From a membership website that boasts a comprehensive resource library to a private Facebook group focused on empowerment to virtual classes to weekly working lunches at Brennan’s Work and Leisure, The Women’s Creative Collective brings together female entrepreneurs with a variety of productive, inspiring approaches. Membership to it costs $45 per month, $210 for 6 months or $420 for a full year. “My favorite part of this journey so far has been seeing women from the same industries or the same fields, not being in competition with each other, but actually thriving off of working together and helping each other grow their brands,” Smidt says. “What everyone seems to love about these events is that it’s time with other women that actually speak their same language and understand their struggles, understand the pressures, understand all these different things, because we’re all in this together.”

Weaver agrees: “All of these relationships have really been built in the last year, just through The Collective, and these are now women who are now contributing to each other, creating this space to share both the personal and the business and sharing these questions and thoughts and celebrations. That is incredibly powerful and very encouraging to me.” The founders of The Women’s Creative have gained just as much for their respective local businesses out of the group as its other members have. Many of the brands involved in the group have become clients of Smidt’s life and small business coaching company, Your Coach Meg. Route, Weaver’s ethically made women’s clothing and jewelry business, has grown right alongside the group – she even plans to open a shop and launch a blog series with her co-members. “The collaboration is incredible,” she notes. “If women take advantage of it, there’s so much symbiotic relationship-building and networking that can exist.” Even when Rohall had to put her hand-lettered paper goods business, Red Lettered Goods, on hold once she had her second child, the resources of The Women’s Creative allowed her to stay connected with the local business community. “No matter what stage you’re in, there’s just always this place for community and togetherness and growing and learning from each other,” she says. The positivity of the shared female experience, the founders say, will propel The Women’s Creative forward, from its ever-evolving, totally original pop-up marketplace that features vendors from inside and outside the ever-growing Collective, to the future plans of the group. “We want to take what we’ve created here and build that in other cities that need it,” Rohall says. “The women of St. Louis have been so inspiring to us; we want to find those women in other cities and let them know that they’re valued and their work matters. And Save the Da te that we are here to support them.” The Women’s Creative, thewomenscreative.com

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ans of West End Grill & Pub in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood have had occasion to celebrate since that gustatory mainstay shuttered at the start of the year. Why? Well, because subsequently, in midApril, neighborhood residents partnered with two of the original owners – Neill Costello and William Roth – to invest in the casual restaurant’s future, and both revitalized and reopened it. Nowadays, West End Grill & Pub (known as “WEGAP” to its regulars) sports an updated look to accompany both a new chef and a number of new menu items. Aesthetic improvements to the dining room and bar – which seat roughly 60 and 20 guests, respectively – include fresh coats of maroon and mustard paint,

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as well as memorabilia reflecting the restaurant’s theatrical environs. Regarding the menu, executive chef Logan Maus spearheaded efforts to update it. Maus’ culinary résumé includes cooking for such restaurants as BLT’s – Breakfast, Lunch and Tacos and Square One Brewery & Distillery (both of St. Louis) and Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits (formerly of St. Peters). “This really is a neighborhood restaurant with a friendly, open atmosphere,” Maus says. “We serve American bistro fare. There are lots of fun events going on with the connection to The Gaslight Theater under the same roof. This is a place where everyone gets a plate.” WEGAP favorites including green curry mussels

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and a braunschweiger sandwich from the original menu remain signatures alongside plenty of new and revised options. From the small-plates menu, for instance, a new tart flambé flatbread comes with crème fraîche, bacon, red onion and a blend of Italian cheese. Fish tacos, another addition, features corn tortillas topped with fried cod and slaw. Shareables like an onion ring platter with chipotle dipping sauce and a charcuterie board with capocola, Genoa salami, white cheddar, Gorgonzola and toasted pita encourage guests to enjoy dishes together. Additional highlights include brown sugar pork chops made from boneless pork loin marinated in a brown sugar glaze with rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables; pan-seared salmon served over

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red pepper coulis and topped with crème fraîche, basil potatoes and vegetables; and fish and chips with wild-caught, sustainably sourced Alaskan cod coated with beer batter and served with house fries and tartar sauce. All in all, whether a newcomer or a veteran devotee, West End Grill & Pub would make a fine pre-performance dining spot before enjoying Hello, Dolly! at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. “For me, this is an introduction to crossing the bridge between the old world and new world,” Maus says of the resurrected WEGAP. “Having spent a lot of time in Europe during my formative years, I developed a passion for the classics of European cuisine – Italian, German and French cooking – and enjoy finding a way to modernize that and serve them in an American bistro.”

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Story: Since her late husband, Ephraim, died, Dolly Gallagher Levi has worked hard to make ends meet. At the turn of the 20th century, she’s known in New York City’s finest social circles as a matchmaker par excellence. As such, she’s assigned by Horace Vandergelder, the “half-a-millionaire” from Yonkers, to find the widowed businessman a wife. It just so happens that Dolly already knows the perfect woman for him: herself. When Vandergelder departs for New York to attend a parade and also to meet Irene Molloy, the woman whom Dolly has mentioned to him lest he suspect her own true plans, he instructs his two clerks, Cornelius and Barnaby, to run his store in his absence. Instead, Cornelius and Barnabas also head for New York for some adventures of their own. On arriving, they run into none other than Irene, who says she doesn’t love Vandergelder and doesn’t want to marry him. Instead, she and her assistant, Minnie, prefer the clerks’ company. When Vandergelder arrives at Irene’s millinery, though, the clerks panic and hide. Suspecting another man to be on the premises, Vandergelder storms out, giving Dolly an opportunity to use her wiles to convince the curmudgeonly businessman that she’s the one for him. Highlights: The touring company of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! ushers in the 2019-20 season at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in high-stepping, flamboyant fashion. Other Info: The 2017 revival, which closed in 2018, won four Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical and, for Bette Midler, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. The original production, which featured music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, was based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker and opened in 1964. It won 10 Tonys and ran for 2,844 performances, closing in 1970. That legendary show included Tonys for Best Musical and Best Actress for Carol Channing, as well as Best Score, Best Book, Best Director and Best Choreography. Through the years, the title role was filled by Pearl Bailey, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable and Ethel Merman, in addition to Channing, before the musical’s original run ended. Since then, Hello, Dolly! has enjoyed a couple of other Broadway revivals, productions in the West End and touring shows, as well as seven different productions here at The Muny. The cast includes several additions who joined the company in September, such as Carolee Carmello in the title role and John Bolton as the exasperated and exasperating Vandergelder. They make an amusing albeit bickering middle-age couple in a plot that even

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novices can quickly determine. Carmello also shines in the grand title number, belted out as she descends the stairs at the lavish restaurant. She also brings down the house with the Act I closing number, “Before the Parade Passes By.” Analisa Leaming displays the company’s finest voice in the role of Irene on numbers including “Ribbons Down My Back” and also shows fine comic timing in Irene’s romantic escapades with Cornelius, Minnie and Barnaby. The show’s funniest scene remains the slapstick vignette in which the two clerks hide from Vandergelder in Irene’s millinery. That piece shows the fine physical comedy displayed by Daniel Beeman as Cornelius, Sean Burns as Barnaby and Chelsea Cree Groen as Minnie. Laura Sky Herman and Colin LeMoine suitably convey the love of Vandergelder’s timid niece, Ermengarde, and her impoverished artist boyfriend, Ambrose. Blake Hammond is well cast as the meticulous maître d’ of the Harmonia, while Jane Brockman garners laughs as Vandergelder’s crude and unwelcome Harmonia guest, Ernestina. Music director Ben Whiteley conducts the orchestra in a spirited reading of Herman’s lush score, which can be schmaltzy while also undeniably crowd-pleasing. The entire production pays tribute to the big, splashy, old-time musicals that permeated Broadway in the 1950s and early ’60s. It showcases the talents of a cast featuring mature talents and future young stars alike. Hello, Dolly! is a grand old dame of a show and a fine fit for the spacious stage and impressive surroundings of The Fabulous Fox.

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By Emily Adams

Tue., Oct. 15

Bring all your fur babies, decked out in their Halloween best, to BARKTOBERFEST at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Washington Avenue location in St. Louis. Party with your pup, enter a variety of costume contests and enjoy games, raffles and a range of vendors. Tickets include a craft beer from Urban Chestnut, an official Barktoberfest T-shirt and treats for you and your furry friend. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Missouri’s Rescued Pet Trauma Fund. 6 to 8:30 p.m. $25. hsmo.org.

Sat., Oct. 12

Mon., Oct. 14, and Tue., Oct. 15

Explore the music of iconic American composers such as Barber, Copland, Gershwin and Bolcom – plus the “American” string quartet by Dvořák – in the gloriously patriotic NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Chamber Music Society of St. Louis at The Sheldon Concert Hall & Galleries, one of St. Louis’ finest gems. 7:30 p.m. $38 reserved seating. thesheldon.org.

Fri., Oct. 18, to Sun., Oct. 27

Make your weekend supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with the show that’s practically perfect in every way – Disney’s MARY POPPINS, presented by Variety Theatre – at Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center in Bellerive. With a spoonful of sugar, this show immerses viewers of all ages in the timeless magic and wonder of childhood. Times and ticket prices vary. touhill.org.

Fri., Oct. 18, to Sun., Oct. 27

The St. Louis Black Repertory and COCA present the captivating collaboration FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963. Through story and song, this production visualizes the lives, struggles and dreams of four young girls before the tragedy of Sept. 15, 1963 – the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Times vary. $25. cocastl.org.

Tue., Oct. 15, to Wed., Oct. 30

Fri., Oct. 18, and Sat., Oct. 19

CELEBRATING ELLA FITZGERALD from Jazz St. Louis (in that municipality’s Covenant Blu-Grand Center neighborhood) honors the revered legend – the first African American woman to win a Grammy – with soulful renditions of her most beloved and revolutionary music. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. performances. $21. jazzstl.org.

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As one of the most popular family-friendly stops for nonscary Halloween fun, BOO AT THE ZOO at the Saint Louis Zoo features festive decorations, animal encounters of the eerie kind, hauntingly fun entertainment, educational activities, kids’ games and more. Every child between the ages of 2 and 12 dressed in costume receives a $1 discount on admission, and families can enjoy plenty of spooktacular photo ops, from the pumpkin maze to the witchy walk to the glowing jack-o’lantern tunnel and more. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $7 for members; $8 for nonmembers. stlzoo.org.

Fri., Oct. 18

Who will take home the Golden Microphone this year? Don’t miss the third annual LIP SYNC BATTLE at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s in St. Louis to find out. An unforgettable evening of high-energy performances from some of the area’s most notable public figures, it features food and show-stopping solos and duets, as well as returning crowd favorites. A panel of judges crowns this year’s star at the end of the night. Proceeds benefit Springboard to Learning. 6 p.m. $200 to $300 per person. Sponsorships also available. springboardstl.org.

LIP SYNC BATTLE AND GALA PHOTO BY BRYAN SCHRAIER; BOO AT THE ZOO PHOTO BY MICAH USHER

The Clayton Craft Beer Cellar welcomes SINGER/ SONGWRITER RYAN CHENEY for an evening of complementary entertainment showcasing original vocal/instrumental compositions. Cheney – who clerks at the zymurgic oasis and hosts its funny and wildly popular Monday evening Bingo bonanza with Will Wright – co-founded and formerly fronted two beloved bands from the area rock scene: Fivefold and, most recently, Steeples. Attendance requires no purchase – although the shop likely wouldn’t dissuade music lovers from also enjoying its diverse libations. 7 p.m. clayton.craftbeercellar.com.


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A lodge and 19th-century living history museum an hour’s drive due west of Ladue combines passion for the period with luxury escapism.

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ernardo Brunetti ranks as an expert on the past. With his wife, Dede, Brunetti serves as proprietor of Boone Monument Village, a historical site that triples as an overnight lodge and wedding and event space, all dedicated to a time in which 19th-century pioneers – like famed American explorer, woodsman and frontiersman Daniel Boone – traversed the American landscape in search of new lives and fortunes. Boone, his wife and many other early settlers are buried at the Bryan-Boone cemetery located within the village. Less than a mile from the village, the Lewis and Clark expedition camped at La Charrette – a French trading post – before entering the unexplored Native American territory. But even with a slight accent, the Italian-raised but American-born proprietor leaves no question as to whether he knows his stuff. “I’ve always had a passion for the American life, Native Americans, settlers, pioneers, the whole history of America, primarily because it was recent history, unlike Italy, which is so much older,” says Brunetti. “History is much older. It’s much more alive in the States – you can relate to it.” It doesn’t take long for Brunetti to mention Colonial Williamsburg, possibly the nation’s premier historical reenactment site. The living history museum in Virginia focuses on late-17th-century living in one of America’s original 13 colonies, and though he found it inspirational and educational, Brunetti also found himself wanting more from a visit there. “I felt very attracted by the earlier lifestyle and everything that reflected the earlier times of the American experience,” he says before explaining that he wished he’d been able to stay in the historic properties on display at Colonial Williamsburg. Subsequently, the Brunettis themselves purchased a metro area preCivil War home in the early 2000s and spent time completely renovating and restoring the 1843 residence, known as the Griswold House. As it happens, the couple always passed Boone’s former farm on the way to and from the Griswold House. When that farm came up for sale in 2008, the asking price struck them as too high to consider, but after the housing crash a year later, the Brunettis made an offer. “We purchased it with the intent of restoring it to what it would have been in early times but keeping it primarily as a weekend home for us,” says Brunetti. “Time passed and we noticed that the local people with ties to the original settlers were curious and very complimentary of what we were trying to do, to restore it in a very authentic and professional way. Everyone seemed very happy with what we were doing.” As a result, the Brunettis were inspired to host back-to-back Christmas candlelight tours in 2011 and 2012 – complete with reenactors, carolers and no electricity. The events proved quite popular. “We realized that there was so much love for the history of this property that we decided that it should not be just for us, that it should be open to the public to enjoy,” says Brunetti.

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Brunetti began by restoring the main house, known as the Dickhouse Residence, and the original 1799 Bryan log cabin and barn. Today it serves as a living history museum, wedding and event center and offers overnight accommodation, completely furnished with antiques of the era and restored to embody the character of the 1860s – with all design, style and construction details decided by Brunetti himself, who also owns a small real estate company. Guests can reserve two individual bedchambers or the entire home for a higher price. Other lodging options scattered around the 54-acre village, most of which roughly date from the same era, include two log cabins, one stone cabin, one replica wagon that can sleep six and an authentic sheepherder’s wagon that fits two, as well as Native Americaninspired teepees that offer a more glamping – “glamorous camping” – experience. Meanwhile, a variety of activities such as cowboy dinners, chuck wagon meals, painting, heirloom gardens, reenactor visits and more add depth to an already-escapist stay that Brunetti describes as ideal for all ages. “It’s especially fun for families, because kids will never forget the experience,” he says of the wide array of offerings. “We love when we have kids who are having a wonderful time.” Brunetti has his sights set on adding five or six other historic buildings in the coming years – including the historic 1829 Van Horn Stagecoach Tavern recently moved from Columbia, Missouri, where Washington Irving and Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, both overnighted. As Boone Monument Village expands, though, he understands that despite their expertise, he and his wife remain simply stewards for the property and its history. How could you not, when several generations of owners have overseen the residences and land since 1799, when the first log cabin was constructed? “My guiding principle is that we’re just caretakers for the next generation,” Brunetti says. “All I can do, should do and want to do is the preservation, reservation and conservation [of the property and its history].” There’s no doubting his passion. Brunetti sees Boone Monument Village as a historical site first and a commercial property second. Of course, even mere maintenance costs money. But the Brunettis’ pristine care for the buildings and landscape has attracted a smaller yet more high-quality collection of wedding, event and overnight guests looking to escape modern life, if only for a weekend. And that makes Brunetti most proud. “We love when people visit and say, ‘I never knew these historic buildings were here,’” he says. “It’s a tribute to the authenticity and quality of the reconstruction. That is the best compliment.” Boone Monument Village, 15226 Boone Monument Road, Marthasville, 636-236-3929, boonemonumentvillage.com

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ere at the start of the Midwest’s most colorful season, Ready Readers recommends two books to celebrate the kaleidoscope of falling leaves and changing scenes. The first book, Hiking Day by writer Anne Rockwell and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell, is being shared this month with the 10,000 St. Louis children in the Ready Readers program. Hiking Day introduces a young girl whose bedroom window looks over the town. Beyond its prosaic houses and factories, though, a “mountain” covered in autumnal colors rises in the distance. On this morning, the girl awakens energized – the day has come for her family to visit the nearby state forest and hike Hickory Hill! “That’s the mountain I see from my window,” the girl reflects. “It looks like a mountain to me, but everyone calls it Hickory Hill.” Because this will be her first hike ever, she’s eager for the adventure to begin. The members of the girl’s family don their hiking clothes, gather their gear and drive from town. The exploration unfolds as they check the large trail map at the trailhead, choosing the shortest route through the woods to reach the summit. Along the way, the family

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encounters a wealth of flora and fauna not seen in their usual outdoor environs. Anne Rockwell, considered a pioneer in the field of nonfiction books for young children, created more than 200 children’s books during a career that topped 50 years. She often joined forces with her daughter, Lizzy, who contributed her talents as an illustrator. Hiking Day marks one of those collaborations. The younger Rockwell’s work colorfully captures the season, animals and vistas that enliven the story. The watercolor illustrations lend a soft, gentle touch to the scenes, allowing even the youngest readers to imagine the sensory delights of a walk through the forest. (If you yourself would like to treat your family to an autumn hiking adventure, consult the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fall Colors web page at nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/fall-colors.) This month’s second recommended book makes the perfect car-ride companion as your family makes its way to your chosen outdoor destination. Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book, a simple story beautifully illustrated and engineered, comes from writer Janet Lawler, illustrator Lindsay Dale-Scott and dimensional paper artist Yoojin Kim. This lyrical look at the season captures the wonder

of woodland creatures and plants, while offering interesting facts about habitats and life cycles concealed in the elaborate doublepage spreads. Kim’s colorful 3D creations burst from the subdued brown and green tones of Dale-Scott’s base illustration layer, bringing the quiet, mellow story to life. Children and adults alike should enjoy searching for secret flaps that hide scientific tidbits and manipulating various tabs to make the pictures move. A timely read, Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book should delight book lovers in any season.

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