EDITOR LAST WEEKEND, THE FIFTH ANNUAL LADUE NEWS SHOW HOUSE CLOSED ITS doors, but if you missed your chance to visit in person, this week’s issue offers you a virtual tour of the home. In this special Elegant Living edition, we take you room by room through each exquisite space, as the designers describe everything that went into their creations. As we prepared this week’s pages, I was transported back to the home at 1752 N. Woodlawn Ave., and I can honestly say that, in my humble opinion, this was LN’s best Show House yet. Each room – from the modern Artist’s Studio to the peaceful Master Suite, to the Dining Room, where the table was set for Thanksgiving – showed off a distinct style, and there was a surprise around every corner. None of this would be possible without a fantastic team of sponsors and volunteers, as well as the participating designers, who each poured their time and energies into the project. I would like to personally thank our presenting sponsor, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, along with sponsors Terra, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Dream Play Recreation, Bishop’s Post and Suntrup West County Volvo. Volunteer liaison Lisa Malone, LN office manager Megan Langford and design chair Alan Brainerd also were invaluable to ensuring the project’s success. Finally, the volunteers from Show House beneficiary SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital guided all of our guests through the home, and their attentive support was indispensable.
DE LOS REYES PHOTO BY SARAH CROWDER , WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT PHOTO BY DIANE ANDERSON, CAROL DUHME PHOTO BY JERRY NAUNHEIM JR.
To see the amazing results of this group effort, turn to our complete Show House coverage, starting on page 39.
Lisa de los Reyes, Managing Editor
Rossman School in Creve Coeur was recently listed as one of the 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the
The word around town
U.S. The honor comes from TheBestSchools.org. Ranked at No. 31, Rossman was the only Missouri school to make the list.
Seventeen exemplary individuals have been selected by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System as the 2015 Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans. Among Women of Achievement’s Pam Toder, Gwendolyn Packnett, Joni Karandjeff and Gin Wachter
them are Ladue residents Carol Duhme, 98, a trustee for the Roblee
Do you know a woman worthy of praise? The Women of Achievement
Foundation; Patricia Kapsar, 80, who
organization has announced its annual call for nominations. The St. Louis
served as an executive with Bethesda
Women of Achievement Award will celebrate its 61st anniversary – and a new
Health Group for 25 years; and Ray
class of honorees – at its awards luncheon on May 10, 2016. Eligible women
Potter, 81, who has volunteered
are those who demonstrate a commitment to bettering the St. Louis region
for OASIS Intergenerational
through voluntary contributions, volunteer leadership and a significant
Tutoring for the past 20 years.
breadth of a volunteer career. Nominees are accepted from throughout the
All of the honorees will be fêted
St. Louis metropolitan area, including the Metro East. Visit woastl.org/
at a gala on Sun., Nov. 15, at
nominate.php for full details on how to submit a nomination. The deadline is
the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at
midnight on Mon., Jan. 11.
LadueNews.com | OCTOBER 30, 2015
We’re Sorry: On the cover of our Oct. 23 edition, we incorrectly referred to the materials used in the fashions at retailer Fauxgerty, which specializes in faux leather and suede.