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1448 TOPPING ROAD TOWN & COUNTRY - $1,850,000

1314 LOG CABIN LANE LADUE - $1,550,000



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NEW LISTINGS 1940 Brakemeyer Rd Owensville 113 Hawthorne Est Town & Country 17719 Drummer Ln Wildwood 1642 Wilson Forest View Ct Chesterfield 9328 White Ave Brentwood 12961 Briar Fork Ct Des Peres RESIDENTIAL 10490 Ladue Rd Creve Coeur 32 Countryside Ln Frontenac 519 N Taylor Ave Kirkwood 1448 Topping Rd Town & Country 1717 Morre Rd Bay/Hermann 1314 Log Cabin Ln Ladue 54 Thornhill Dr Wildwood 311 Hampshire Hill Ln St Louis Co 602 Morel Ct St Albans 1132 Sara Mathews Ln Wildwood 32 Muirfield Ln Town & Country = 18517 Sassafras Place Dr Wildwood 246 Woodlawn Dr Washington 16944 Riverdale Dr Chesterfield

$995,000 $699,000 $543,500 $500,000 $375,000 $345,000

$2,300,000 $2,250,000 $1,995,000 $1,850,000 $1,600,000 $1,550,000 $1,399,900 $1,350,000 $1,199,000 $1,175,000 $1,075,000 $995,000 $975,000 $974,900

Bob Bax Manager, Ladue/Frontenac 314-997-7600

5287 Westminster Pl St Louis City 2 Oak Bend Dr Ladue = 16950 Lewis Spring Farms RdWildwood 17900 Homestead Bluffs Dr Wildwood 22 Thornhill Dr Wildwood 101 Club Creek Ct St Albans 17 Upper Conway Ct Chesterfield 1800 Aston Way Chesterfield 1201 Bonhomme Branch Ct Chesterfield 1033 Barberry Ln Kirkwood 2341 Ossenfort Valley Ct Wildwood 1310 Christmas Valley Dr Wildwood 2723 Wynncrest Manor Dr Wildwood 18505 Sassafras Place Dr Wildwood 4500 Highway 109 Eureka 214 Fox Chapel Clarkson Valley 141 Fleming Ln Labadie The Enclaves at Cherry Hills Wildwood 939 N Harrison Ave Kirkwood 14707 Thornbird Mnr Pkwy Chesterfield 759 Stonebluff Ct Chesterfield 2733 Highway T Labadie 11006 Martin Grove Ln Creve Coeur z 17531 Garden Ridge Cir Wildwood = 1453 Highland Valley Cir Wildwood 7447 York Dr Clayton 17884 Suzanne Ridge Dr Wildwood 11670 Denny Rd Sunset Hills 1039 Highway E Hermann 1338 Wellington View Pl Wildwood 1721 Greening Kirkwood 1933 Buckington Dr Chesterfield 1855 Chamfers Farm Ct Chesterfield 19108 Old Logging Rd Wildwood 16039 Autumn Oaks Cir Ellisville 1503 Scofield Valley Ln Wildwood 2656 January Ave St Louis City 3876 Thunderbolt Ln Wildwood

Pat Malloy Manager, Chesterfield 636-537-0300

$969,000 $950,000 $900,000 $899,900 $899,000 $849,900 $839,900 $839,900 $829,900 $785,000 $749,900 $724,900 $719,500 $719,000 $695,000 $679,000 $675,000 $649,000 $629,000 $599,900 $599,900 $590,000 $584,000 $579,900 $574,900 $550,000 $525,000 $499,900 $498,000 $479,900 $469,000 $465,000 $459,900 $450,000 $449,500 $425,000 $425,000 $425,000


7447 YORK DRIVE CLAYTON - $575,000

17719 DRUMMER LANE WILDWOOD - $543,500




18852 Highwood Est Dr Wildwood $399,000 718 Swarthmore University City $399,000 8155 Amherst University City $389,000 12501 Trammell Ct Creve Coeur $385,000 18717 Petra Ct Wildwood $374,900 6561 Crescent View Ct Mehlville $355,000 2287 Downey Terrace Dr Ellisville $355,000 2663 Valley Rd Wildwood $349,900 1882 S Signal Hills Dr Kirkwood $349,000 551 Donne Ave University City $338,000 17017 Westridge Oaks Dr Wildwood $329,900 1435 Bald Eagle Rd Wildwood $325,000 14625 Laketrails Ct Chesterfield $324,900 3220 Shenandoah Ave St Louis City $299,000 8117 Amherst Ave University City $299,000 1522 Buckhurst Ct Ballwin $298,000 3021 Crimson Oaks Dr Fenton $264,900 655 Vista Hills Ct Eureka $259,000 1202 Kortwright Ave Rock Hill $249,900 13102 Cannes Dr Creve Coeur $249,900 6308 Lansdowne St Louis City $245,000 2537 Annalee Ave Brentwood $239,900 904 Oakwood Farms Ln Ballwin $219,900 661 East Madison Ave Kirkwood $219,000 9835 Hudson Ave Rock Hill $209,900 733 Elkington Ln Olivette $208,000 960 Jeanerette Dr University City 8 $199,900 972 Fernway Ln Creve Coeur $189,900 774 Paschal Dr St Louis Co $189,900 12409 Betsy Ross Ln Uninc Stl Co $182,950 400 Stephanie Ln Ballwin $179,900 1049 Carman Rd Ballwin $179,900 4053 Parker Ave St Louis City $169,500 8737 Keystone Dr Brentwood $157,900 2624 Accomac St St Louis City $153,500 12049 Glenrose Dr Maryland Heights $150,000 850 Fairdale Ave Rock Hill $139,900 3701 Texas Ave South City $125,000

CONDOS, VILLAS, ATTACHED HOMES 8025 Maryland Ave #11D Clayton $1,195,000 4545 Lindell Blvd #1 St Louis City $949,000 5095 Westminster Pl St Louis City $848,900 4545 Lindell Blvd #34 St Louis City $769,000 633 Spyglass Summit Dr Chesterfield t $575,000 8025 Maryland Ave #3C Clayton $555,000 400 S 14th St #1116 St Louis City $544,900 507 Middleton Ct Kirkwood $399,900 737 Stone Meadow Dr Chesterfield $360,000 307 Holloway Ridge Ct Ballwin $269,000 4206 Olive St Louis City $249,900 1270 Strassner Dr #3210 Brentwood $229,000 329 Belt Ave #302 St Louis City $229,000 807 Woodside Trails Dr Ballwin $215,000 819 Woodside Trails Dr Ballwin $215,000 4324 West Pine Blvd St Louis City $209,900 3815 McCausland Ave #17 St Louis $194,900 13006Autumn Fields CtUninc St Louis Co $189,900 522 N Kirkwood Rd #3A Kirkwood $183,000 4540 Lindell #103 St Louis City $174,900 1072 Brooksgate Manor Kirkwood $169,900 2380 Seven Pines Dr Maryland Heights $165,000 13009 Twin Meadows Ct Uninc Stl Co $165,000 5947 McPherson #2W St Louis City $159,500 1612 Redbird Cove Brentwood $157,000 64 Conway Cove Chesterfield $154,900 4319 Lindell Blvd #H Central West End $129,900 851 Woodside Trails Dr Ballwin $118,000 10374 Chimney Rock Dr #11 Creve Coeur $85,000 11999 Villa Dorado #C Creve Coeur = $79,900 4335 Sunridge Dr #D Mehlville $76,900 COUNTRY PROPERTIES 782 Matson Hill Rd Defiance $2,860,000 15030 Highway F Owensville $1,280,000 15 +/- ac Buckner Rd St Charles $355,000 for more information on area Open Houses

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SOCIETY AS WE BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE THE CARESS OF WINTER’S CHILL, I THINK back to a perfect spring day when a group of LN staffers joined Food Outreach’s ‘cook and pack’ volunteers. Our experience was nothing short of uplifting: We knew that the time spent packaging baked chicken, roasted pork, shrimp and grits, and fruit salad would mean a nutritious meal for someone who needs it. Food Outreach is this year’s beneficiary of the Ladue News Holiday Wish List Drive. Every winter, Food Outreach sees an increase in need. Yet, executive director Greg Lukeman tells me the organization remains steadfast in its mission to provide nourishment to those living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. This, despite a continued growth in the number of clients and a drastic decrease in federal funding. The Food Outreach Wish List includes electric can openers, blenders and canned food items like tuna (in water), salmon and mandarin oranges. To see the complete list, visit We will have collection bins at Ladue News (8811 Ladue Road in the Colonial Marketplace) to receive donations through Monday, Dec. 23.


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IT’S ALL RELATIVE Laura Dierberg-Padousis vows she’s going to learn how to cook. You see, even though she’s a member of one of the prestigious family grocers in St. Louis, she’s been a little busy!

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LN GIFT BOOK The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about ways to show the most important people in your life how much you care. Inside, LN brings together some of the most popular gifts of the season!

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TANGENTIAL THINKER Thanksgiving is just days away, and let me guess: It kind of crept up on you this year. So take a moment to unwind with a little Turkey Day trivia.

ON THE COVER: Colonial Marketplace will hold a Holiday Walk, featuring in-store specials, exclusive trunk shows and festivities at its boutique and dining destinations, from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. For more information, call 994-4444 or visit THE STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 20.

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More New Listings 824 Conestoga Drive (Ballwin). This lovely condo has been tastefully refreshed and is move-in ready! The soothing colors invite you to relax and enjoy the view from the main floor deck or the lower level patio. The kitchen has newer appliances and the bathrooms have been updated. This condo is waiting for you! $155,000 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3. 1425 Willow Brook Cove #1 (St. Louis County). What a stylish condo completely renovated in 2002! An attractive listing with two bedrooms, two full baths and an airy open floor plan, Pergo style floors and a very sleek, updated kitchen. Also has an updated kitchen with granite tops. Come see it, you’re sure to like it! $94,900 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.


1205 Pembroke Drive (Webster Groves). Charm best describes this 1.5 story, two bedroom brick home. Stained glass windows, arched entries and warming wood floors are some of the countless features. Very comfortable finished lower level! $133,900 OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.


948 Lynwood Forest (Manchester). Incredible curb appeal, so many updates, new granite counters, new stainless range oven and microwave, updates in 2011, a large deck built for entertaining friends and family, roof and siding. Thisplace needs zero maintenance, very neutral décor, enchanting backyard full of botanical wonder and two car garage. $289,000 OPEN SUNDAY 12 - 2.

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Featured Listings

1. 9821 Log Cabin Court ● Ladue


The perfect place to gather for the holidays... this 4+ acre estate welcomes you with a dramatic two-story foyer into a warm, French provincial home. Friends and family will comfortably mingle in the sizable dining and living rooms with gorgeous crown molding. After dinner relax in the den with an inviting two-way wood-burning fireplace, hand painted Italian tile and rubbed bronze glass doors. Holiday cooking will come at ease in the updated kitchen equipped with high-end, luxury appliances, granite tops, terra cotta backsplash and premium finishes. Finally, lay back and enjoy the comfort of the master suite with sitting room, luxurious bath and fireplace. Bring your family home for the holidays at this simply stunning property.

2. 125 North Hanley ● Clayton


Walk to incredible Clayton restaurants and relax in the serenity of a country garden! The charm of a historic New England frame house has been retained along with great architectural additions including a skylight in the master bedroom shower and a finished third floor. The open floor plan of the first floor with two fireplaces, large dining room and a built-in sound system creates a wonderful venue for entertainment. Recent upgrades include chair rails, crown molding, remodeling of the kitchen and three baths.

3. 14002 Baywood Villages Drive ● Chesterfield


For the buyer who doesn't know if they are ready for a condo. Total privacy here and more than enough space to bring your living, dining, and bedroom furniture. Plus an entire lower level for company or children and their families to visit! Offers space not always available in condos. Go south any time you want. Never worry about leaving for a quick vacation or an extended trip. Motivated seller wants to help you decide you are ready for this life style.

4. 11632 Conway Road ● Westwood


Beautifully updated five-bedroom, four-bath home located in Ladue schools. The open floor plan offers floor to ceiling windows providing unbelievable natural light. Large new kitchen with vaulted ceiling great room, living room with cathedral ceiling boasts picture windows overlooking a park-like acre lot. Master suite includes access to patio and pool, professionally outfitted closet, office and laundry room. Hardwood floors, finished basement with extra laundry room, four additional bedrooms and an attached garage!

5. 622 Forest Court, South Penthouse ● Clayton


Very rare opportunity to purchase one of St. Louis’ most exquisite penthouses in the heart of Clayton! Located just footsteps from Wydown Blvd., this custom-built condominium features over 3,100 sq. ft. of living space. Way too many luxurious amenities and features to list!

6. 9196 Wrenwood Lane ● Brentwood


Nicely updated two-bedroom, two-bath condo, in ready to move-in condition in Brentwood Forest. At the end of Wrenwood sits this one-and-a-half story condo that is in the back of the development - providing a quiet, serene and private location. The home has a second floor master suite with double sinks and both bedrooms have large closets and plenty of space. In addition to the kitchen appliances, the unit has a utility room with washer and dryer.

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1751 N. Woodlawn Avenue (Ladue).


438 Sunningwell Drive (Webster Groves).


1300 Log Cabin Lane (Ladue).


6912 Waldemar (St.Louis).


1 Fordyce Lane (Ladue).


4548 McCausland (St. Louis).


2 Bellerive Country Club (T & C).


173 Bertrand (Mehlville).


42 Grand Meridien (Wildwood).


5376 Odell (St. Louis).


608 East Monroe (Kirkwood).


5178 Goethe (St. Louis).


18 Country Life Acres (St. Louis).


9405 Evandale (Affton).


18 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).


53 Hillcrest (Winchester).


1924 Muir Woods (Town & Country).


244 Ballwin Avenue (Ballwin).


8062 South Drive (Richmond Heights).


13978 Meursault (Town & Country).


Condos, Villas, Town Homes

16 Ellsworth Lane (Ladue).


12416 Questover Manor Ct. (Creve Coeur). $679,000

5 Elm (Glendale).


13344 Fairfield Circle (Town & Country).


13051 Thornhill Drive (Town & Country).


527 Middleton Court (Kirkwood).


7501 York Drive (Clayton). ●


1303 Oaktree Estates (Chesterfield).



6340 Clayton Rd. #307 (Richmond Hgts).


1424 Haarmon Oaks Drive (Wildwood).


6221 Northwood, 1E. (St. Louis).


16477 Horseshoe Ridge (Chesterfield).


801 South Skinker 8B (St. Louis).


8 Creekwood (Ladue).


379 North Taylor 1E (Central West End).


7447 Somerset Avenue (Clayton).


8070 Watkins Dr, 2W (Clayton).


7270 Maryland Avenue (University City).


7015 Dartmouth Ave., 1st Floor (U. City).


18101 Melrose (Wildwood).


1128 Big Bend Crossing (Valley Park).


6136 Westminster (St. Louis).


13543 Coliseum (Chesterfield).


23 Brook Mill Lane (Town & Country).


1062 Cedargate Drive (Kirkwood).


16 Topping Lane (Des Peres).


12049 Autumn Lakes Dr. (Maryland Hgts). $115,000

6956 Pershing (University City).


2023 Silent Spring Dr. (Maryland Heights). $114,900

5405 Chapelford (Shrewsbury).


123 W. Woodbine, #I (Kirkwood).


7215 Pershing Avenue (University City).


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


15552 Valley Branch (Chesterfield).


57 Waverton (Ladue).


Lots and Acreage

957 Providence Ave. (Webster Groves).


45 Trent Drive (Ladue).

2336 Sportsmen Hill Drive (Chesterfield).


3 & 5 Washington Terrace (St. Louis).


919 Brownell (Glendale).


919 Brownell (Glendale).


1526 Holly Drive (Webster Groves).


18059 Melrose (Wildwood).


17614 Bridgeway Circle Dr. (Chesterfield). $629,000 5 Shelbourne Wood Court. (Weldon Spring).

1007 Brownell Avenue (Glendale).




Grand Center Inc.




ONORING ITS LONGTIME commitment to the arts locally and internationally, Grand Center Inc. recognized Novus International as the 2013 Grand Center gala honoree. In addition to the company’s support of multiple local arts organizations such as the Saint Louis Zoo, Arts and Education Council, United Way, Shakespeare Festival and many others, Novus International has had a 20-year corporate program of collecting art that reflects and is inspired by science. Guests gathered at The Sheldon for the event to enjoy a unique ‘artwalk’ with their cocktails before dinner and the award presentation. More photos on page 77

Ann Scott, Marie Oedting, Marsha Rusnack

Jordan Gaunce, Lisa Melandri

Tom Reeves, Jill McGuire

Alicia Maddock, Sherrill Gonterman, Ginny Foster

John Lewington, Barbara Goodman, Rick Dildine, Jennifer Stoffel

Glen and Julie Schuster, Jean and Rick Rush

Peggy Ritter, Joan Quicksilver

Kitty Ratcliffe, Donna Baringer

Fred Bernstein, Miran Halen, Cynthia Prost, Carol and Tom Voss

Tom and Kathy Reeves

Dwayne and Kecia Simmons


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Jiggs' Newest Listing!

113 Hawthorne Estates Town & Country • $699,000 !




32 Countryside Lane


Kirkwood • $469,000




1721 Greening

Frontenac • $2,250,000


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2331 Todforth Way Town & Country


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AUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK’S landscape was illuminated in a dramatic glow for its recent Night Visions gala. This luminous fundraiser featured a lively cocktail hour, and sumptuous dinner with dancing and entertainment under the stars. Guests had the opportunity to bid at the live auction, which featured a variety of fine art and destination travel packages with proceeds that benefit exhibition, education and art conservation programs. Event chairs were Jamey and Ramsey Maune.

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Mary Ann and Andy Srenco

Tricia Schlafly, Andy and Kellie Trivers, Michael and Lisa Roberts, Adrian Luchini

Ramsey and Jamey Maune

David Schlafly, Marilu Knode

Dorte and Jim Probstein


New Doors! New, modern apartments await you at Friendship Village Chesterfield. The homes feature one and two bedrooms with all the amenities, including spacious patios, balconies, walk-in closets, ample storage and underground parking. Alternatively, choose an attractive existing apartment or villa and the carefree lifestyle provided by a 30 year leader in senior living. Call us to enjoy dinner in our newly remodeled dining room, overlooking the private gardens in the courtyard. All that and LifeCare,™ too! Exclusive to Friendship Village, LifeCare™ provides unlimited days of assisted living and skilled nursing, on site, if needed. This means trusted, quality care at a predictable monthly rate and at substantial savings over other health care options.


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Humane Society of Missouri




UESTS WERE INVITED TO the 20th annual ‘A Paws for Celebration’ soiree at Simons Jewelers, which included a festive preview of baubles for the holidays. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. For the past 20 years, the event has been hosted by Simons Jewelers and owner Simon Katz, and has netted more than $650,000 for the Humane Society of Missouri. Event committee chairpersons were Lindsey Swift, Julie Thome and Debbie Zimmerman.

Nancy and Craig Schnuck

Lindsey Swift, Debbie Zimmerman, Simon Katz, Julie Thome

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Francine Katz, Kathy Warnick

Lisa Imbs, Clare Salmon

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9847 Litzsinger Road, Ladue Offered at $6,650,000.

12 Huntleigh Woods Drive, Huntleigh Offered at $5,800,000.

712 South Price Road, Ladue Offered at $2,095,000.

40 Auburndale Drive, Creve Coeur Offered at $1,299,000.

395 Highway V, Troy Offered at $1,690,000.

1486 Wethersfield Court, Dardenne Prairie New Listing. $325,000. Open 11/24, 1-3 PM.

733 Middle Polo Drive, Clayton New Listing. Offered at $999,999.

40 Brighton Way, #2N, Clayton Offered at $725,000.

735 Langton Drive, Clayton New Price. Offered at $569,900.

2457 Clarjon Drive, Ballwin Offered at $539,000.

801 South Skinker, #12A, St. Louis Offered at $499,000.

8011 Presidio Court, #2A, University City New Listing. Offered at $260,000.

7135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton Offered at $495,000.

710 South Hanley Road, #17A, Clayton Offered at $379,000.

155 North Hanley Road, #204-205, University City Offered at $675,000.

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ADUE EDUCATION FOUNDATION (LEF) recently held its seventh annual community breakfast at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. This year’s guest speaker was superintendent Donna Jahnke, and the co-chairs were Diane Patershuk, Susan Dielmann and Mike Simon. This special event showcases the impact the LEF has had on the students of the Ladue School District, while also giving leaders of the foundation an opportunity to outline the foundation’s plans for the future. Through the years, the LEF has raised significant funds to support innovative programming for students in the district.

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Encore! Encore! In an unprecedented move, STAGES ST. LOUIS has announced the return of Always…Patsy Cline for an eightweek engagement in late spring. The production, featuring original stars JACQUELINE PETROCCIA (Patsy Cline) and ZOE VONDER HAAR (Louise Seger), will be presented April 22 through June 15 at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. During its earlier run for STAGES’ 27th season, the show resulted in two added performances and record-breaking attendance. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 12. Call 821-2407 or visit Grammy-award winning singer AARON NEVILLE will headline a special spring benefit presented by the FRIENDS OF THE SHELDON. The New Orleans native, the third youngest of the four celebrated Neville brothers, will perform Feb. 22 at The Sheldon. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Sheldon’s educational programs, which serve more than 20,000 local students each year. For more information, call 533-9900 or visit

FOREST PARK has received national recognition for its excellence, innovation and stewardship. City Parks Alliance, the national urban park advocacy organization, gave Forest Park its ‘Frontline Park’ designation. The St. Louis park “exemplifies the power of partnerships to create and maintain urban parks that build community and make our cities sustainable and vibrant,” notes the alliance’s executive director CATHERINE NAGEL, who hopes that by shining the spotlight on Forest Park, “we can raise awareness about both the necessity and the promise of these kinds of partnerships to spur investment in our nation’s urban parks.”


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More than 300 volunteers and supporters of the UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS were on hand to celebrate at The Sheldon earlier this month following word that the organization exceeded its 2013 fundraising goal by raising a record $72,254,028 million. Addressing the crowd were co-chairs RON and CHERI FROMM, who thanked the community for its support. More than 2,500 companies and 200,000-plus individuals participated in this year’s campaign. The United Way funds more than 170 health and human services agencies in the bi-state area.

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Amy Tan responds to an audience member during her appearance at St. Louis County Library headquarters

Two for the price of one: Literary fans attending this weekend’s AMY TAN discussion and book-signing at St. Louis County Library headquarters were treated to an appearance by local author RIDLEY PEARSON, a best-selling novelist in his own right and a friend (and former Rock Bottom Remainders bandmate) of Tan’s. Following Pearson’s opening remarks, St. Louis Public Radio host DON MARSH conducted an on-stage interview with Tan, who was in town promoting The Valley of Amazement, her first novel in 10 years. Proceeds from the event benefit the St. Louis County Library Foundation. Just in time for the holidays, St. Louis artist and New York Times bestselling author MARY ENGELBREIT has released a new children’s book, Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection. In it, Engelbreit shares Christmas stories and poetry, as well as traditions she cherished as a child. Peace on Earth follows Engelbreit’s first Christmasthemed children’s book, the best-selling Night Before Christmas.

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The 35th annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival opened with Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein. Mike Isaacson, executive producer of The Muny, interviewed the Broadway legend about his career and volunteer efforts. Fierstein also gave away personalized T-shirts from his shows Newsies and Kinky Boots, and signed copies of his books and CDs. More than 900 fans attended the event.

Community members at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville marked Veterans Day by honoring its veteran residents and staff members. Missouri Speaker of the House Tim Jones served as the guest speaker. Honorees also participated in a special pinning ceremony and the annual Parade of Flags, and were visited by horses from the skilled nursing community’s equine-assisted therapy program.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel enjoyed a complimentary meal at Pinnacle Entertainment hotels in honor of the company’s gratitude for their service. Participants chose between dining at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa and River City Casino Hotel. The event was part of a company-wide initiative to support men and women in uniform throughout the year.

The Community School hosted alumna and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley as its 61st annual book show guest author. The author of the Horses of Oak Valley Ranch series headlined a student-body assembly before visiting with smaller groups of students and sharing her experiences as a writer. Smiley graduated from the school in 1961.

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Think Outside the Gift Box


OLONIAL MARKETPLACE IS transforming into a winter wonderland, just in time for the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping season. Beginning this week, lights, greenery and an abundance of holiday specials have begun to welcome shoppers to the recently remodeled boutique and dining destination on the border of Clayton and Ladue. The wide array of unique boutiques makes the center the perfect one-stop shop for holiday gift-buying, says Mark Schnuck, president and CEO of the DESCO Group, which purchased the property from Reliance Bank in September 2011. Those boutiques will entice shoppers during the Marketplace’s first-ever Holiday Walk on Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. Among a classic holiday scene

complete with carolers and refreshments, customers can enjoy a multitude of in-store specials, from gift card giveaways and deep discounts to exclusive trunk shows and other special events. “Several stores also will be decorating individual wreaths with special products or have gift cards to be raffled off on Dec. 15,” Schnuck adds. The Marketplace’s mix of boutiques—many of which are unique to the St. Louis area—offer an endless amount of one-of-a-kind items to help customers ‘think outside the gift box,’ Schnuck says, from Frill’s high-end home accessories and local artwork, and Extra Virgin’s olive oils and kitchen accessories, to high-fashion and accessories at Ivy Hill, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique and Marta’s Boutique. Splash’s swimwear, clothing and accessories, Dimvaloo Active Living’s high-end workout wear, and The Woman’s Exchange’s clothing and accessories for women and children round

out the center’s fashion finds. FedEx Office also is on-site for all your gift-shipping needs. And if all that holiday shopping leaves you famished, the Marketplace’s restaurants—Cini, The Original Pancake House and The Woman’s Exchange’s café—have you covered. As for your Continued on page 76


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SUMMA JEWELERS 115 West Argonne Kirkwood, MO 63122 314-965-0046

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Keep her digits dripping in diamonds with this Gregg Ruth ring, $14,950, Saettele Jewelers.

Ladue Holiday Walk Sun. Nov. 24th She’ll be as sparkling as a snowflake in these detailed Miguel Asea earrings, $600, Vie.

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Dad By Julia Christensen

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This Tissot watch is nothing short of a classic, $1,650, Saettele Jewelers.

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He’ll look sharp in these wardrobe staples—Bills Khakis collared shirt ($155), Bills Khakis sweater ($295), Bills Khakis pants ($165), all from Mister Guy.

Dress her to impress in this leather and lace BB Dakota Jack dress, $60, Marta’s.

He’ll be comfortable and cool in this headto-toe look—Vineyard Vines sweater ($99), Peter Millar collared shirt ($169), Bills Khakis pants ($275), all from Mister Guy.

Packing for the holidays has never been more simple and stylish with this Moore & Giles American Bison bag, $635, Mister Guy. Dents gloves, $195, Mister Guy Clothiers.


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All eyes will be on her with this 7.43-carat tanzanite ring with .67 carats of white diamonds set in platinum, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry. Gigi gold clutch, $150, Ivy Hill.

Gift him this sleek and stylish Bulova watch, $325, Lordos Diamonds. Yurbuds Sport Earphones, $60, Alpine Shop.


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Polish off his impeccable ensemble with this Bulova Accutron watch, $1,195, Lordos Diamonds.

She’ll shine in these 14-karat white gold earrings, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry.

Cater to his every whim with this tailored Robert Talbott Seven-Fold handcrafted tie, $285, Mister Guy.


She’ll be all that glitters with these Prada red bow heels, $300, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique.

She’ll look chic in this Joseph Ribkoff dress, $291, Marta’s. Light up her look with this Safia necklace, $800, Marta’s. White gold and diamond earrings, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry. Her holidays will be bright with this 4.78-carat seafoam tourmaline ring with 1.52 carats of diamonds in 18-karat white gold, call for pricing, Albarre Jewelry. She’ll surely shimmer in this Line and Dot skirt, $115, Ivy Hill.

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Lil’ Ones By Julia Christensen

Play pretend at this ‘organic’ Calico Critters Supermarket ($70), with the Hopscotch Rabbit Family ($25), Imagination Toys.



Dress-up gets a bit smaller with My Little Wardrobe,$96, City Sprouts.

They’ll be buzzing around the house with the Wheely Bee, $85, Imagination Toys.

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Lilly Pulitzer Rue sweater dress, $78, Pink Magnolia.

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Highlight her holiday photos in this Two’s Company photo frame, $58, Savvy Surrounding Style.

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SHoP Get your fashion fix from designers such as Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Prada and more!

Gift her these stylish and comfortable Jimmy Choo black patent peep toe flats, $150, Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique.


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She’ll look classy carrying this Gigi black clutch, $150, Ivy Hill.


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Enjoy half off a selection of drinks and Cheshire appetizer favorites for $5.

Perfect for a family holiday party or glamorous gala, she will stun in this Joseph Ribkoff dress, $230, Marta’s.

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Take her breath away with Slane’s double-strand necklace of oval freshwater pearls with signature sterling silver toggle clasp, $425; and detachable Napoleonic bee pendant, $400; Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers.

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Holiday Hostess

By Lisa Watson

For a little bit of luxury, Rose Water liquid hand soap and hand lotion, $30 each, K. Hall Designs.

Toast to friends and family with multilingual ‘Cheers’ Champagne Flutes, $16 each, Savvy Surrounding Style.

Get on your hostess’ sweet side with a 1 lb. Christmas Classic gift set, $39, Bissinger’s.


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Other Gift Ideas: Personalize your holiday spread with the Chalk Talk Ramekin Set, $25, Savvy Surrounding Style. photos By Sarah Crowder

Take it a step above the traditional bottle of wine with Argyle 2009 Brut Oregon Sparkling Wine ($24), or Argyle 2009 Brut Rose Oregon Sparkling Wine ($41), Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar. The Sataroni Sweet Muscat Vinegar Reserve 12 and Sweet Pedro Ximenex Vinegar Reserve 25 make perfect gifts for the cook who loves to entertain, $25 each, Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation.

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holidaywishlist By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Albarre Jewelry 9711 Clayton Road, 997-1707, The 14-karat yellow-gold circles and freshwater pearls on this 37-inch necklace will bring out her inner glow. With its timeless design, it’s sure to be a forever favorite.

The Back Room at The Cheshire 7036 Clayton Ave., 932-7830,

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique 8825 Ladue Road, 721-0766,

The perfect gift for that hardto-shop-for gentleman is an exclusive package at The Back Room—an intimate private lounge and tobacco shoppe.

Celebrate the holidays in designer style. Stop by Byrd today and discover coveted designer pieces, like this $3,200 Hérve Léger dress, at a fraction of the original price!

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Cat’s Meow 12065 Manchester Road, 909-1415, Don’t serve your famous holiday dish on anything but this festive Christmas in St. Louis plate, available exclusively at Cat’s Meow. $50


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Chuck’s Boots 300 Biltmore Drive, 636-349-6633; 5859 Suemandy Drive, 636-970-2668;

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Did you miss me? With Miss Me Jeans, it’s all about the details. Studs, lace, sequin and more, now available at Chuck’s Boots.

Feel instantly suave with these matching shoes and belts by Mezlan. The soft and luxurious slip-ons come in genuine crocodile or ostrich, and will take your look from drab to dapper.

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Dainty and sweet, these gold and silver pendants come on a silk cord, and are available in an assortment of colors and styles. $16

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The Face Company 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 450, 335-7761,

FitShop 14430 Clayton Road, 636-220-9227,

Frill Home at Colonial Marketplace 8837 Ladue Road, 696-2222

Ivy Hill 304 N. Euclid Ave., 367-7004,

Don’t let your busy holiday schedule wreak havoc on your appearance. Take advantage of The Face Company’s dynamic duo for eyes. Tighten tired and puffy eyes with the Viora skin-tightening system, and firm at home with The Face Company’s exclusive advanced firming eye cream.

Show your state pride with Kris Nations state necklaces. Each pendant is cut from recycled sheets of metal with your choice of sterling silver or 14-karat gold overlay. The pendant is approximately 1 square inch on an 18-inch chain necklace.

This vintage six-pack holder, $42, and magnetic bottle opener, $62, are made from reclaimed bourbon barrels. Stick it to your refrigerator or mount it on the wall for your next party.

Travel in style this holiday season with Yosi Samra ballet flats. The shoes, available in a variety of colors and styles, are made of leather and rubber, and fold up to fit inside a purse or carry-on bag.

Laurie Solet 1176 Town and Country Crossing Drive, 636-527-4139; The Boulevard, #18, 727-7467, Wear these best-selling bracelets and receive many blessings! The St. Benedict Blessing Bracelets by My Saint My Hero make perfect gifts. $28

The Market at The Cheshire 7036 Clayton Ave., 932-7840, K. Hall Designs 8416 Manchester Road, 963-3293; Plaza Frontenac, 991-6988, K. Hall Designs makes gift-giving easy, with holiday gift boxes filled with locally crafted fragranced goods. The boxes include a wide variety of both home fragrances and bath and body products.


The Market offers locally sourced products perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts and more, including fine soaps from KIND (made in Webster Groves), St. Louis’ own Kakao chocolates and other great finds.

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Mary Pillsbury Fine Jewelry Co. 10411 Clayton Road, 569-1200, Mary Pillsbury Fine Jewelry Co. carries handmade American Indian jewelry, including necklaces, pendants, pins, bracelets, earrings and bolo ties. The signed pieces of sterling silver and turquoise jewelry by Zuni, Navajo and Santa Domingo Native Americans make beautiful and treasured gifts.


Melanie’s 10277 Clayton Road, 993-0664,

Mosby Building Arts 645 Leffingwell Ave., 909-1800,

Send a letter to a loved one or write thank-you notes with this gorgeous CC’s Notes stationery. A portion of CC’s Notes’ proceeds is donated to Friends of Kids with Cancer.

Right Bath by Mosby Building Arts offers customers an affordable, hassle-free and long-lasting bath remodel, with a five-day turnaround on the average bathroom. Get your remodel in time for Christmas with high-quality fixtures, a 10-year workmanship warranty and more!

Paperdolls Boutique 110 E. Jefferson Ave., 965-3655; 14418 Clayton Road, 636-527-3655; Give a personalized gift this season with a vintage-inspired initial pendant necklace, available in almost every letter. They’re perfect for friends, teachers or that special someone in your life! $21

Pink Magnolia 9810 Clayton Road, 997-6161, Set in gold and made in Italy, these amethyst earrings add a hint of glitz to your holiday wardrobe without overpowering your inner sparkle. $88

Summa 115 W. Argonne Drive, 965-0046, This sterling silver aquamarine pendant from the Georg Jensen ‘Sphere’ Collection can be dressed up or down, great for casual errands or formal dinner.

Savvy Surrounding Style 9753 Clayton Road, 432-7289,

The Service Bureau 9773 Clayton Road, 991-1104,

Sign of the Arrow 9740 Clayton Road, 994-0606,

Figs are symbols of abundance; this Michael Aram Fig Leaf Serving Set makes the perfect gift for your many friends and family. $69

Turn heads with these mother-ofpearl teardrop earrings with handset cubic zirconias. They’re a great way to add sparkle, day or night.

Count down the days until Christmas with this Santa Advent calendar. Sign of the Arrow carries a large variety of advent calendars that are perfect for your family and home.

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Summa 115 W. Argonne Drive, 965-0046, Celebrate the season festively with this jaw-dropping, 14-karat, white-gold necklace with diamonds and chrome diopside.

Ted Drewes 6726 Chippewa St., 481-2652; 4224 S. Grand Blvd., 352-7376, A Ted Drewes gift card (in any denomination) is the perfect stocking stuffer—good for frozen custard and Christmas trees.

Wacoal at Taubman Prestige Outlets 17017 N. Outer Forty Road, 855-216-5446,

The Village Green 10212 Watson Road, 821-5500, A dazzling faceted Swarovski crystal figure of strength and good luck, this fantastical dragon is a treasure.

Yolf 800-338-6450, Yolf is a well-made yard-golf game anyone can play. Thousands have been sold worldwide. It’s the perfect gift for your family and friends!

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holidayentertaining A Ladue News Special Section

Tips for Home Entertaining

Festivities! Bring on the

Maggie Eichwald and Brian Blasingame, Butler’s Pantry • A festive first impression: Most people have some kind of permanent planters in front of their

home. Dress them up for the season with potted evergreens, adding ornaments and bows to the top. You also can hang cone-shaped baskets, filled with evergreen and ornaments, from the overhang of your front porch. • All your eggs in one basket: Instead of getting multiple small floral arrangements for your cocktail party, get one large centerpiece to sit in the center of the room. Place tall branches in a large urn with hydrangeas and evergreens. That way, you don’t need a bunch of little things; and people will be impressed. • Get it while it’s hot: Think about having a chef at your event to prepare small plates right off the pan for guests as they’re circulating. If you have a chef come in, you can be a guest at your own party. People get so caught up in the decor, the music and the menu that they forget to enjoy themselves. • A healthy holiday: So many people are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. Make sure you offer options for them. For example, at Thanksgiving, you can use a cornmeal stuffing instead of a traditional bread stuffing. Potatoes and quinoa also are gluten-free. • Bring out the bubbly: We’re seeing a big resurgence of Champagne—people are asking for it and enjoy it, especially around the holidays. Try adding a syrup like pomegranate to make it festive. A little bubbly can get any party started. Katie Fogerty, Kate & Co. • Setting the scene: Creating a welcoming space is one of the most important things when planning a holiday party. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, you always can use your home décor and expand on it for a party—it’s costeffective, but it also makes it warm and inviting. Another thing you can do to create a festive atmosphere is to write up your favorite holiday quotes and print them


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Instead of getting multiple small floral arrangements for your cocktail party, get one large centerpiece to sit in the center of the room.

Champagne glass photo by Sara Ketterer, Butler’s Pantry, centerpiece and FRONT PORCH photos by Brian Blasingame, Butler’s Pantry, food photo Courtesy of Kate & Co.


n the midst of all the shopping and planning, it’s easy to forget that the holidays are really about making time to be with family and friends. We asked local experts for tips to make this year’s seasonal gathering the most memorable one yet.

By Lisa Watson

in a festive font, then put them in frames around the house. • Make it your own: Anything you can do that’s interactive for guests is always fun—you can do a hot cocoa station with different mix-ins, or plain chocolate balls that can be dressed up with toppings like coconut or crushed-up candy canes. • Know your crowd: I personally have some groups of friends who would be into playing games as long as they’re not the typical, cheesy games you see all the time; but for some groups, I wouldn’t

recommend it. For those who would enjoy it, you could come up with Minute to Win It-style games that are geared toward the holiday—they’re quick, fun and they encourage guests to mingle. • Sounds of the season: Put on an old, blackand-white favorite movie like It’s a Wonderful Life and play it on mute. Then put on a soundtrack mixed with holiday and non-holiday music. That way, guests don’t feel like they need to watch the whole movie, but it’s a good conversation starter.



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By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Ditto 10027 Manchester Road, 394-2026,

Ladue Florist 9776 Clayton Road, 994-7304,

Deck the halls and trim the tree with upscale resale items from Ditto. Make sure to shop early and often, as the store’s inventory is always changing!

Ladue Florist has everything you need for a beautiful holiday. Adorn your holiday table with a lush centerpiece, hang a festive wreath on your front door, and surprise your hostess with a gorgeous bouquet.

Steven Becker Fine Dining 3701 Lindell Boulevard, 367-4848, ‘Tis the season for celebration! Whether planning an intimate gathering in your home or a festive party at the office, the Steven Becker Fine Dining catering team can make it happen.

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Tradition through Four Generations




N E O F T H E S E DAYS, Laura Dierberg-Padousis vows she’s going to find the time to learn how to cook. For now, her only ‘specialty’ is macaroni and cheese. You see, even though she’s a member of one of the prestigious grocery family names in St. Louis, she’s been a little busy since she graduated from Villa Duchesne in ’93. Dierberg-Padousis is a key part of the fourth generation of Dierbergs to work in the grocery business: Her dad, Bob, is the chairman of the company; her oldest brother, Greg, is the CEO; another brother, Brian, is moving into management; and she’s the VP and secretary. She and her husband, ophthalmologist Dr. Jeffrey Padousis, have two sons (ages 11 and 5), and an 8-year-old daughter. There are soccer games and dance classes, basketball practice, piano lessons, and, of course, lots and lots of homework. It’s understandable that along with being a top executive, Dierberg-Padousis just doesn’t have a lot of time to cook. “I knew we were a bit different when my daughter had a friend over for the night, and in the morning, the friend asked, Are you going to make pancakes? And I said, You mean the frozen kind?” She laughs as she explains that her career reminds her husband of the tale of the cobbler’s son. “The cobbler’s son doesn’t have any shoes,” she explains. “My husband kids me that for being a grocer’s daughter, he’s always disappointed with the lack of food in our house!” But that’s how it works in a lot of family-run businesses. The Dierberg kids started working in stores before they were even teenagers, ‘shagging’ carts for Dad in the parking lots, then working as clerks in the video centers and stocking vegetables on the produce shelves. Bob did the same thing when he worked for his father and uncle; and they did the same thing for their father, William, who bought a store on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, where he started selling groceries. The roots of

Bob and Sharon Dierberg, Greg Dierberg, Laura Dierberg-Padousis and Brian Dierberg

that original store date back to 1854. Today, Dierbergs has 25 stores and more than 4,000 employees. In the past year, the company opened an ultra-modern grocery center in Des Peres, complete with a parking garage and a shopping-cart escalator. The family also opened another ‘mega-store’ in Osage Beach, their first venture outside the immediate St. Louis metro area. But the company also is known for supporting other local businesses and distributors. Dierberg-Padousis insists the company still is as much of a local, family-run business as ever. “I think that my dad sets the tone for a very healthy working environment—we enjoy working with him and we enjoy what we do,” she says. “We are frank when we need to be, but we are good listeners, as well; and we make sure that we are attentive to each other so we don’t get into the family squabbles you can get in business.” Her CEO brother, Greg, also has three children, and is becoming the on-camera face of the company in television commercials. Brother Brian recently moved back home from Portland, and is spending much of his time learning more about the operational side of the business. Along with Straub’s and Schnucks, Dierbergs is one of the three longstanding, family-run grocery-store chains in St. Louis. DierbergPadousis believes that ‘the big three’ make the St. Louis area unique. “I don’t know of another city that has this kind of situation,” she notes. “I think St. Louis is fortunate to have three family-owned grocers. When our customers move out of town, we get letters telling us how much they miss their Dierbergs, and that makes us feel good.” In recent years, the most intense competitive pressure hasn’t come from the other locally owned stores, according to Dierberg-Padousis.


Rather, it has come from Wal-Mart. “It’s a tough market,” she admits. “Wal-Mart delivered quite a blow to the St. Louis area, but the family grocers have clawed their way back and regained the market share that was lost.” At the heart of the grocer’s business success is still that Dierberg family tradition. DierbergPadousis says mom Sharon is a big part of the glue that holds it all together. On Nov. 30, Sharon and Bob Dierberg will mark their 45th wedding anniversary. And on Christmas Eve, the family will gather at the Padousis home. In case you’re wondering, the lady of the house assures us that meal will come from the cooks at a Dierbergs store kitchen. “Maybe one day, I’ll be a good cook—I just need more time.” On Christmas Day, it will be Sharon’s turn to host the family get-together, in which she’ll personally prepare a traditional holiday feast with all the trimmings. Her daughter remains hopeful that she’ll be asked to contribute. “Maybe (Mom) will let me bring the mac and cheese.”

A native St. Louisan, Brown is a lifelong journalist, and previously served as a broadcaster for KMOX and KTRS radios and ABC 30. His Paul Brown Media specializes in public and media relations.

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If It’s on the Internet, It Must Be True, Right?



HO CAN YOU TRUST? Where can you get a c c u ra te i n f o r m a tion? There are a lot o f m i s i n fo r m a t i o n and falsehoods online. Many people, however passionate, are just plain uneducated—these are the ones who post based on emotion and not on facts. Others have political, religious or other agendas that they want to promote with little or no regard for the truth. Another group can be considered the scam artists, who only have one purpose: to take your money. Another category is reserved for terrorists or hate groups, who want to impose their hateful ideologies. For them, truth has a very low priority. In addition, there are honest misunderstandings, in which people just don’t fact-check before they post. Is lying online a crime? Well, the answer is—surprisingly—dependent on where you live. About a year ago, the legislature in Rhode Island repealed a 1989 computer law that made it illegal to lie online. So, if you told the dating site that you’re 6-feet tall, but you’re really a foot shorter, you technically committed a crime. The question, of course, is how effective any laws could be in this respect. In this country alone, there are 100 million internet hours per day. How could anyone even begin to monitor the truth content in such a vast ocean of data? About Wikipedia Millions of people use Wikipedia every day. I think most people know now that just because something appears on Wikipedia, it does not mean that it is true. Wikipedia is a pretty good source for basic facts. Just be careful. Compare what you find with other sources—double-check!

Fact-Checking Fortunately there are trustworthy fact-checking websites: • Snopes ( is considered the leading fact-finder online. • Google can find the truth. However, it takes a critical eye to distinguish truth from fiction, especially when digging through hundreds of searchengine results. Nevertheless, a search engine is a good start. • When checking facts, the political arena is hard to exclude. One of the online fact-checking authorities in this field is, a project of the Annenberg Public

Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. describes itself as “a nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception in U.S. politics.” • WhoWhatWhen is a database that contains information about famous people and events. The data can be assembled in various ways to

create graphic timelines of periods in history or to chronicle the lives of individuals. • Merriam-Webster. Finally, a great place to quickly check basic facts, such as the meaning of words, medical information or overview articles. An encyclopedia is a good bet, and one of the best free sources is that of Merriam-Webster.

Longtime editor, writer and publisher Richard Gavatin is owner of IMS, Inc. (, a computer consulting company that specializes in the support and customization of accounting software. He can be reached at


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The Eighth Floor Ask! You probably don’t know any company or person who needs the kind of services I provide, do you? Questioning in this manner will catch a person a bit off guard. It usually gets them thinking about someone who might be a prospect—maybe themselves—and their answer could lead to a sale! Or, Enough about me. How does your company handle internal and external presentation training? Asking, Do you—or anyone you know—need what I offer? is not a good way to ask. It requires a yes or no answer, and it will usually be no. Examples of other good elevator-speech questions are: • You probably never have any late tax filings, do you? • The work flow at your company is about as good as it gets, isn’t it? For a Nonprofit: • How does your company decide where their people’s volunteer efforts should be steered? • What criteria do you look at before making a donation?

Skipping Floors Skipping floors, when necessary, is easy to do when the elevator speech is built floor by floor. For example, when I’m given 10 seconds or less to give an elevator speech, I say, I’m Fred Miller. I’m a speaker, coach and an author. Businesses and individuals hire me to improve their public speaking and presentation skills. Whether given 10, 15, 30 seconds, or even a minute, I can fill the time with a varying number of ‘floors.’ The ‘Twitter Type’ Elevator Speech Sometimes, because there is a large group or tight time constraints, the leader says, Please deliver your elevator speech in 15 words or less. As in most editing activities, less is more. Twitter has made us do that. Here’s my Twitter-type elevator speech: I write, speak, and coach about public speaking and presentation skills. (18 words, 83 characters). The Elevator Speech — Delivering It Every presentation, including an elevator speech, has two components. 1. Content: the message you want the audience to get (the ‘floors’ of the elevator speech) 2. Delivery: presenting that message (setting forth the floors of the elevator speech) In all presentations, delivery trumps content! A person’s elevator speech might have great content on each floor of the elevator, but if not delivered properly, the results will not meet the intended goals. The delivery component of a presentation has two parts: verbal (your voice and how you use it) and nonverbal (almost everything else except your voice). In all presentations, nonverbal trumps verbal delivery—we believe what we see! The Elements of Verbal Communication Enunciation and Pronunciation If the audience, individual or group can’t decipher what you are saying, they’ll never get it. Talk so people understand the words you are speaking. Don’t mumble or slur your language! Inflection Don’t be a Star Wars R2D2 character and speak in monotone—it can be very boring and hard to


understand. Inflecting specific words can dramatically change the meaning of what you say. By contrast, stressing the wrong words will not make the points you intend to convey. Cadence Speak too quickly and they won’t get it. My experience is most people speak way too quickly when delivering their talk, especially in the group scenario. Likewise, speak too slowly and you’ll lose them. Vary the cadence and you’ll do a better job of keeping their attention. Practice and time yourself. Thirty seconds is longer than most think it is. Use a stop watch and time yourself starting with three floors and adding floors to see how much time you really have. Pausing Silence is tough for most of us. We want to fill the silence with sound, and we usually do it with our voice. Pausing is possibly the most important element of the verbal communication. It gives the recipient or audience time to absorb and process what you’ve said. If you’ve used humor and people are laughing, pause. Talk over their laughter and they’ll miss part of your message. Also, plan your pauses to emphasize something important you want them to know. The Elements of Nonverbal Communication Have you ever seen a professional mime perform? With no words, you know exactly the message they are communicating. That’s the power of nonverbal communication. Use nonverbal communication to reinforce the words you speak and enhance your presentation. Eye Contact Make eye contact with people you are speaking with—it conveys honesty and sincerity. It shows a confidence in your competence. Survey the audience until you see someone who is getting your message. Look them in the eye, finish a thought, and move on to someone else who gives you great feedback. Not looking people in the eye makes them wary of your honestly. Don’t stare! Most of us get uncomfortable if someone is staring at us. You’re not connecting with most of your audience if you’re staring at one individual. We’ll continue our discussion next month. ‘Til then, make next your presentation — NO SWEAT!

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Too Good to Be True?



VERYONE HAS HEARD THE OLD adage, If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. That tried-and-true advice is still what local lawyers recommend when it comes to investing your money—and avoiding financial scams, namely Ponzi schemes. A typical Ponzi scheme involves a promoter offering a non-existent concept as a great investment opportunity—that will make you rich quick. Once the first investor bites, the promoter pays him off with money obtained from a second investor; and this pattern continues, creating the illusion that the investment is working as early investors gain large returns quickly. But soon, the schemer begins siphoning off major dollars for himself, explains Larry Harris of Polsinelli. “Eventually, every scheme is going to fall apart because they can’t cover the money that they’re stealing as it keeps growing.” Today’s investors are familiar with major Ponzi schemes, such as Bernie Madoff’s widely publicized

multi-billion-dollar scandal. And they may have even heard of how the scheme received its name— Charles Ponzi, an immigrant who cheated American investors out of major money in the 1920s. Still, some can be lured in by the promise of big profits. “We have defended a number of these cases, and they have happened fairly consistently over the last three decades,” notes N. Scott Rosenblum of Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers & Glass. So, to avoid becoming victimized by a Ponzi scheme, Harris recommends posing these pertinent questions: • Is this deal too good to be true? • Why was I chosen to be an investor? • Why do the traders need outside money at all, if the trades are so profitable? • Why is such secrecy necessary? • Has anyone I know heard of this trading program? Rosenblum says potential investors should do their due diligence before jumping into a deal. “Any time you start investing your money, you certainly

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By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced $136,500 in housing grants to eight St. Louis nonprofits: Better Family Life, Beyond Housing, Arch Grants, Forest Park Forever, Habitat for Humanity International, Rebuilding Together St. Louis, Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. The grants will help individuals and families achieve and sustain financial stability.

Saint Louis University Hospital announces ROBERT HOEFER as its new COO. Hoefer served most recently as president of SSM St. Claire Health Center in Fenton. He also worked at the non-profit, Robert “Bill” 10-hospital system Sentara Hoefer Healthcare in Norfolk, Va. for 16 years.

MELISSA GRAGG has joined the valuation and litigation support services group at Stone Carlie. Gragg is a certified valuation analyst and certified fraud examiner with more than 10 years of experience.

WHIT ROGERS has joined internationally recognized architectural, engineering and planning firm Cannon Design as an architect. Rogers received his bachelor of architecture from Washington Whit Rogers University, in addition to studying

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at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and with Japanese master carpenter Tomatsu Edo. JULIE BASSIN and JAMES DEVENS have joined The Gellman Team as buyer specialists. U.S. Bank has broken ground on its first new, stand-alone branch in the area in almost 20 years. The bank will be located at 11532 Page Service Drive in Maryland Heights. The building will be LEEDcertified and include a drive-through.

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Mark and Neil Gellman, The Gellman Team 2203 S. Big Bend Blvd., 336-1991,

Friendship Village 15201 Olive Blvd., 636-373-7721; 12503 Village Circle Drive, 667-4583,

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The Gellman Team is No. 1 in St. Louis sales. The team has helped 195 families achieve their real estate goals, with more than $71 million in under-contract and closed properties in 2013. The team’s major 2014 initiative is focusing on ongoing growth, which will come from ongoing training and by hiring experts in specific market areas.

From the Harvest Bazaar and the Wellness Program, to a pumpkin carving and decorating contest, the new senior ballet and the chime choir, Friendship Village continues a substantive program of varied, voluntary and multifaceted activities in creating a ‘life more brilliant’ for residents.

Marquard’s Cleaners is excited to announce that production manager Justin Brady has achieved ‘Master Rug Cleaner’ certification. The course consists of a six-month study program, and culminates with a three-day seminar of applied rug cleaning and identification through the prestigious Ellen Amirkhan, president of Oriental Rug Cleaning, Inc.

MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality 222 S. Woods Mill Road, Ste. 475-N, 878-0600,

Portica Real Estate, LLC 200 S. Bemiston Ave., Ste. 104, 952-5472, 266-6556,

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Raj Tailor has launched Portica Real Estate, LLC, bringing a full range of real estate and design services under one roof. This unique ‘buy, sell, design’ approach helps clients realize the full potential of properties they own or ones worth considering. Portica is committed to be the best at all things real estate.

Melissa Gragg, CVA, CFE, has joined Stone Carlie’s valuation and litigation support services group. Gragg is a certified valuation analyst, and certified fraud examiner, and possesses more than 10 years of experience providing expert testimony in divorce proceedings and personal injury cases, valuations for privately held businesses and forensic investigations.


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John Handy COO & President Private Client Services The Commerce Trust Company 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-7236, Prior to joining Commerce in 1999, Handy was COO and a director of TIAA-CREF Trust Co. He also spent 10 years with NationsBank. He holds the CFSC designation from the ABA Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University, as well as a Series 65 Registered Investment Adviser’s license.

Richard Kraner, JD, CPA, CFP, CIMA Senior Member, Tax & Business Services, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100, Kraner coordinates services to highnet-worth 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.


Guy Hockerman, CPA, CFP VP & Senior Financial Planner The Commerce Trust Company 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-7333, Guy Hockerman’s goal is to provide objective, high-quality financial planning advice. He has worked for banking and accounting institutions as a financial planner and tax adviser. Hockerman earned a B.A. from Wheaton College and has served as a faculty member for the American Banking Association National School Trust.

David Krauss Family Office Managing Director The Commerce Trust Company 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.

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Jeffrey Jacoby Senior VP & Director of Business Development The Commerce Trust Company 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-7438,

Hannah Kramper Client Serving Associate, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100,

Jacoby and his adviser team deliver comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients and prospects. Jacoby earned his B.S. in business administration and his MBA from the University of Missouri; his J.D. is from the Saint Louis University School of Law.

Since 2004, Kramper has served as a client-serving associate. As an integral part of the team, she is involved in all operational functions, from assisting in the preparation of client performance reports to coordinating all account paperwork, account transfers and other account maintenance activities.

Kelli Lewis, CPA, AEP, AM Principal, Tax & Business Services, Trusts & Estates Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road., Suite 800, 889-1100,

Lenise Major, CPA Manager, Tax & Business Services 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.

Major oversees client affairs and manages the applications of tax planning for high-net-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 estateplanning process, from document review to tax compliance.


Deborah Maret, CIMA Principal, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100,

Connie Moore Client Care Specialist The Commerce Trust Company 8000 Forsyth Blvd., 746-8755,

Maret uses 15-plus years of investment- and financial-planning experience to assist highnet-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.

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.

Anne Phelps, CPA Manager, Tax & Business Services, Stone Carlie Wealth Advisors Stone Carlie & Company LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100, Phelps manages client relationships and communicates portfolio construction, tax planning and compliance in order to meet the needs of highnet-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.


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Keep Your Risks In Check By Connie Mitchell


mong the controllable risk factors for heart disease, cholesterol is a primary indicator of cardiovascular health. For many adults, elevated LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is one of the first wake-up calls that lifestyle modification and/or medication is needed to help keep cardiovascular risk in check. Everyone needs some cholesterol—it’s a natural substance created by the body and derived from food. The amount of cholesterol in our blood depends in part on genetics and in part on diet. While cholesterol helps form cells’ exterior surface, aids in digestion and contributes to hormone production, too much of it can clog arteries, leading to blockages that cause heart attack or stroke. “It is important for everyone to have a cholesterol screening. When you have this done depends on your cardiovascular risk factors, such as a family history of high cholesterol and/or early heart disease,” says Krista Havlin, clinical lipid specialist

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with Mercy Lipid Center. The National Cholesterol Education Program recommends that screening with a lipoprotein panel start at age 20. “How often to repeat this will depend on your results (normal versus abnormal), whether you are prescribed a cholesterol-lowering medication and your complete risk-factor profile,” Havlin says. “In some children and teens with a family history of early heart disease and high cholesterol, early cholesterol screening is advisable. All individuals with diabetes should have their cholesterol monitored at least yearly.” Recent high-profile news about the use of statin medications to treat high cholesterol does not

alter current screening guidelines that have been accepted by the medical establishment for many years. In fact, the report backed by the American Heart Association, which initially indicated that blood cholesterol levels were no longer needed for determining ongoing doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, is controversial among experts. “I’ve read it, and the report won’t change my practice at this point,” says Dr. Glenn Davison, founder and co-director of the Lipid Management Program at St. Luke’s Hospital. There are different types of cholesterol Continued on page 76

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RE VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS DANCING in your head? Are they dancing into your mouth? Before you throw up your hands and land face-down in a pile of mashed potatoes, take control of your holiday diet with some healthy alternatives and strategies. “Plan now to be successful over the holidays,” says Sherri Hoyt, a registered dietitian with outpatient nutrition counseling/community education at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. “Include exercise in the mix (even if only for 10 minutes), de-stress by remembering to breathe—and pour a cup of tea.” Tea contains an amino acid linked to helping reduce stress and increase relaxation, she notes. “Keep it seasonal with a cinnamon, orange or holiday chai spice blend.” While you’re sipping that healthy, relaxing tea, consider some additional advice from Lori Jones, a registered dietitian and American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate volunteer: Eat something healthy, like a piece of fruit, before heading to holiday parties so you’re not starving when you arrive; focus on non-food holiday traditions; and

don’t drink your calories—save them for a few special food indulgences. However, even indulging “just a little” can be challenging, Jones says. “For some people, it seems like having a little will propel them into out-ofcontrol eating followed by regrets. If you follow this pattern, avoid temptation by not purchasing those foods or having them around. If they do make it into your home, immediately serve them to guests or package them up on goodie trays to give to neighbors. Another strategy is to immediately freeze those tempting items.” Another common holiday diet trap is the party buffet. “Pick out one or two treats that really appeal to you and really savor the bites,” advises Dr. Amy Moore, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University. “Slow down and enjoy the food with conversation. If you want to save extra calories to indulge, skip somewhere else—don’t butter the roll, skip the store-bought cookie you can purchase any time of year, and skip a sweetened beverage.” The stress and busyness of the holidays also can



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Continued from page 61 pull together healthy meals in a flash after a full day of shopping or long day at work,” she says. “Plan to keep the ingredients for five quick-to-fix family favorites on hand at all times. Maybe it’s already cooked quinoa, bags of stir-fry veggies and chicken breast tenders all stashed in the freezer. Veggies are a quick way to fill up without filling out (over the holidays and any time of year), so plan to double the amount of vegetables called for in recipes, such as in soups, stews, casseroles and pizza.” Holiday meals and feasts don’t have to be full-fat calorie fests, either. “Make simple swaps in holiday cooking to lighten up some traditionally heavy fare,” suggests Hoyt. For instance, make dressing with whole-grain bread and add dried fruits and nuts. Sauté using olive or canola oil instead of butter or margarine. Cook potatoes for mashing with garlic cloves for added flavor, and add moisture with fatfree plain Greek yogurt or buttermilk. Make pumpkin pie with evaporated skim milk, less sugar and an extra sprinkle of spice. Consider skipping the crust for added fat and calorie savings. Jones adds that two basic rules can help keep the holidays healthy: Choose healthier food items at every opportunity outside of the holiday events, and don’t neglect your physical activity routine. “This two-fold strategy will ensure you are eating healthy, nutritious food most of the time, provide leeway to enjoy some holiday treats here and there, and help you to burn off excess calories as you enjoy the holiday season,” she says. More tips and ideas for healthy holidays are available from the American Heart Association. Go to and search ‘holiday eating’ for an array of advice, including the AHA’s Holiday Healthy Eating Guide.

Glazed Sweet Potato Cubes SERVES 4; 1/2 CUP PER SERVING A holiday meal doesn’t seem complete without sweet potatoes. This healthful version will be a family favorite for years to come.

INGREDIENTS: Cooking spray 2 T chopped pecans 2 T fresh orange juice 1 T honey 1 T light brown sugar 1 t olive oil 1/2 t vanilla extract 1/4 t ground cinnamon 1 lb sweet potato(es), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes




Total Fat

4.0 g

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 1 1 /2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ingredients except the sweet potato cubes. Add the cubes, stirring to coat. Arrange in a single layer in baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Stir again. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, or until the cubes are tender and the glaze has thickened.

Saturated Fat

0.5 g

Trans Fat x

0.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0.0 g


0 mg


64 mg


32 g




13 g



Dietary Exchanges:

2 starch, 1/2 fat

Recipe courtesy of the American Heart Association


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Susan Hurley, 308-6636, Janet McAfee Weakley, with 10 other real estate agents, started Janet McAfee Real Estate in 1975. The firm currently has 150 sales associates and a sales volume of $400 million. Locally owned and operated, the agency is among the largest privately owned luxury real estate firms in St. Louis.

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Two realtors are better than one. That’s the theory behind Prudential Alliance duo Carol Butler and Juli-Ann Felsher, whose hard work and genuine care for their clients is making a big splash in St. Louis real estate. Felsher grew up in South Africa and would work open houses on Sundays with her real-estate agent mom. After moving to the U.S. more than 20 years ago, Felsher immediately entered the business with the help of an uncle. Butler’s entrance into real estate was more accidental. After moving back home to St. Louis in 1988, she planned to go back to school to get her master’s degree. It was midsemester, so she got her real estate license to keep busy until she could enroll. She’s been in the industry since. Five years ago, Butler joined Prudential, shortly before Felsher’s previous partner passed away. “Before my other partner passed away, she told me, You need a strong, quality person—and Carol was the one.” In the end, Butler says the team’s clients recognize their dedication. “We are successful because we care about our clients,” she says. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a $100,000 home or a $1 million home. If you don’t take care of your clients, it comes through. That’s a big part of why we have so much repeat business, because we take care of our clients.”

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HAT DO YOU GET THE PERSON WHO has everything? If you have a six-figure budget, a really cool sports sedan might be the perfect gift idea this holiday season. If your loved one has a flair for style and a need for speed, the newly redesigned Maserati Quattroporte is a moving piece of art in both senses of the word. First of all, it’s drop-dead gorgeous, as only an Italian car can be. And aurally, the Maserati has about the best-sounding engine exhaust note you’ll ever hear. It’s like a roaring lion. What is possibly even more impressive is the Maserati’s performance. With its 404-horsepower, twin-turbo, 3.0-liter V-6 engine (made by Ferrari) combined with all-wheel-drive, excellent brakes and a tight sports-car suspension, the Quattroporte is a blast to drive hard. Road feel is excellent. When you’re carving up the curves of a twisty, windy road, it’s easy to forget you have a functional, quite comfortable back seat behind you. If the V-6’s power isn’t enough, a rear-wheel-driver version with a 523-horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 can provide more power than most drivers would know what to do with. With either engine, an 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode comes standard. No manual transmission is available. Gas mileage with the V-6 is 15 city,

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24 highway. As they say on TV, But wait, there’s more! Not only does the Quattroporte offer sports-car-like handling and performance, it also is an incredibly well-appointed luxury car. Rich Italian leather and beautiful wood trim set the mood. Of course, all the modern bells and whistles are available, including navigation, a back-up camera, heated and cooled seats, dual automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and video screens for the rear seat passengers, who also get their own air vents, heated and optionally cooled seats, a center armrest with ventilation controls, and plenty of legroom. Trunk room is generous. According to Brian Lee Tull of Maserati of St. Louis, “For the price of a Mercedes S-class or BMW 7-series, the Quattroporte has everything you want, plus a few surprises. It’s a gorgeous aspirational vehicle that actually makes sense because it’s very functional.” Of course, they’re not giving away something this good, but at a starting price of about $105,000 before options for the V-6, it’s not a bad deal for a premium Italian sports sedan with the cachet of a Maserati. If you prefer a German feel to your sport sedan, the redesigned Porsche Panamera offers an exciting choice for those seeking a bit of luxury with their white-knuckle performance. Styling is controversial, but I like it. With its hatchback design, it looks like an elongated, four-door 911. The interior is luxurious, but geared toward performance. A large tachometer is front and center in the dash, as it should be in a sports car, especially a Porsche. The speedometer is to the left, and a handy small navigation screen is to the right. Much appreciated full instrumentation shows water temp, and oil temp and pressure. Luxury features include four-zone automatic climate control, heated and cooled well-bolstered

electric seats covered in rich leather, wood trim, a blind-spot monitoring system, back-up and surround-view video cameras, and adaptive cruise control. There’s a relatively easy-to-use touch screen interface for navigation, audio and other technology. A new ‘executive’ trim level adds 6 inches in length, much of it devoted to the rear-seat area, which provides copious amounts of legroom. Two rear seat passengers get wellbolstered heated and cooled seats, their own vents and ventilation controls, and even mirrors that drop down from the ceiling so they can see how good they look in the back of a Porsche. The large cargo area is easily accessed via the electrically operated hatchback, and the rear seats fold for additional cargo-carrying capacity. Acce l e ra t i o n i s t re m e n d o u s f ro m t h e 420-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin turbo V-6 that feeds power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission that can be clutchlessly shifted with steering-wheel-mounted buttons. Unfortunately, no manual transmission is offered. Mash the go pedal and it’s like lighting a rocket. Excellent brakes help bring you back to earth. Handling is superb. It stays flat as Kansas in hard-cornering. Guiding it up and down a twisty back road was nirvana, though the power steering could be a little less boosted, and the PDK transmission sometimes seems to be hunting for the proper gear at lower speeds. Gas mileage is 17 city, 26 highway. Kevin Rodermund, general sales manager at Plaza Porsche loves the Panamera. “It’s a true sports car with a luxury fit. There’s plenty of room, but with so much horsepower and torque it really gets up and goes, unlike most luxury cars. It’s the best of both worlds wrapped up in one car.” Prices for the Panamera range from about $79,000 for a V-6 to $162,000 for a long wheelbase V-8 turbo.

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It would appear our favorite teen idol has had it with South America. Bieber’s concert tour across the continent has been riddled with scandal and controversy, including run-ins with the law and an alleged indiscretion with a Brazilian prostitute. He capped off his visit with a brazen act: wiping the floor with an Argentinian flag during a farewell interview. You know, when he’s 30, hosing off a drive-through and dodging child-support payments, he may regret doing that.

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MARIAH CAREY The diva is apparently not finished complaining about her former American Idol co-judge, rapper Nicki Minaj. Throughout the previous AI season, Minaj mocked, interrupted and repeatedly stole the spotlight from the Hero singer and Ms. Carey is not having it. In a recent interview, Carey complained that being on American Idol was hell, and Nicki Minaj was Satan. You know what they say: Go to heaven for the climate, go to hell for the pulsing techno beat and edgy rhymes.


LIAM HEMSWORTH Miley Cyrus’ ex is currently on an international tour promoting the upcoming Hunger Games movie. In spite of the massive buzz over the film, reporters seem more interested in details of the Aussie’s heavily publicized break up with the Wrecking Ball singer. Hemsworth, to date, has only had one comment: I am extremely happy for all her success. I must say I applaud his discretion. Of course, if you factor in that his manager gave him strict instructions not to mention anything about marijuana, tongue-thrusting, twerking or Billy Ray, there wasn’t much left to discuss. * So don’t quote me BY DEBBIE BALDWIN


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THANKSGIVING IS JUST DAYS AWAY, AND let me guess: It kind of crept up on you this year. Well, considering it’s technically on a different date each year, I guess it can catch you off-guard—that’s my excuse, certainly. Especially this year with the Hanukkah overlap—Thanksgivi-kah, if you will—and the start of Christmas shopping, it’s a very busy time. So take a moment to unwind with a little Turkey Day trivia. 1) The small flap of skin under the turkey’s neck is called the wattle. What is the skin that hangs from the side of the beak called? 2) Within 10 years, what was the date of the first Thanksgiving? 3) Within 10 years, when was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? 4) Three years later, Macy’s introduced the first balloon character for which the parade is now famous. Who was it? 5) In 1934, the NFL played its first Thanksgiving Day game. Who played? Who was the home team? 6) Traditionally, the busiest travel day of the year falls during Thanksgiving week. Which day of the week is it? 7) Male turkeys gobble. What noise do female turkeys make?

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TANGENTIAL THINKER 8) Which president carved on Mount Rushmore made Thanksgiving a national holiday? Which one opposed the idea? 9) Why is a male turkey referred to as ‘Tom?’ 10) What now-common multi-generational dining tradition is said to have originated during 19th century Thanksgiving celebrations?

Answers: 1. the snood, 2. 1621, 3. 1924, 4. Felix the Cat, 5. Detroit Lions hosted the Chicago Bears, 6. Friday, 7. cluck, 8. Lincoln, Jefferson, 9. Ben Franklin is rumored to have coined the phrase to mock Jefferson for opposing the holiday, however it is also widely thought that Tom is a less crude way to distinguish the male, 10. the kids’ table.

The sexy soccer star is baring it all again, this time for the retail giant H&M. Beckham is the model for the store’s Holiday Bodywear Collection and will pose wearing the brand’s boxers and briefs in a sleek, tiled locker room. The smell of cinnamon in the air, pine trees dusted with frost, big family gatherings, a tatted up sex symbol halfnaked in a bathhouse…aah, the holidays.





RATING: 5 out of 10



T SEEMS A LOT OF people had very high hopes for this film. Critics certainly predicted it would have a presence come awards season, and audiences had the bar set high in anticipation of a thought-provoking, touching film. All I can say is, don’t shoot the messenger. Ron Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey) is a fast-living, hard-drinking, promiscuous, recreational drug user in a working-class Texas town. Shortly after a workplace accident lands him in the hospital, he is diagnosed HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Here’s where things get complicated. When Woodruff discovers that alternative treatments are more effective for his condition than the current drug AZT, he gets an idea. He decides to import and sell the alternative treatments through a buyers’ club membership system. With the help of an endearing pre-operative transsexual, Rayon (Jaren Leto), and the support of a frustrated doctor, Eve Saks (Jennifer Garner), Woodruff goes into business. The only performance that truly seems Oscar-worthy is Leto’s snippy, tormented Rayon. The problem with the movie is that it’s never really sure what it wants to be. It’s not a film about the little guy triumphing over the evil corporate Goliath. It’s not a gut-wrenching love story about losing someone far too soon. In short, it’s not Philadelphia.




F YOU SIMPLY PREFER TO watch from the comfort of your couch, here are the latest releases on DVD. Iron Man 3 Like the third installment of any action trilogy, it’s bigger—much bigger. The enemy is not just daunting, they are invincible; the threat is not just dangerous, it’s catastrophic; the attack is not just evil, it’s personal…not that there’s anything wrong with that. Man of Steel This is a thoughtful, slightly over-analytical, re-imagining of the Superman myth. The 21st-century special effects bolster the modern remake. World War Z Let me be very clear: This is a zombie movie. Yes, it has award buzz. Yes, it stars the eclectically typecast Brad Pitt. Nevertheless, it’s a zombie movie—a really freaking good zombie movie.


2 Guns Denzel Washington and M a rk Wa h l b e rg s ta r a s undercover informants in this underrated suspense film. When they are involved in a robbery-gone-bad, they discover a far-reaching conspiracy that leaves them on their own. This is the End This film is an extremely funny spoof of the recent spate of apocalyptic disaster movies, and it successfully harpoons horror, Hollywood and even the actors themselves. We’re the Millers This fun, quirky comedy starring Jason Sudeikis is about a small-time drugdealer forced to manufacture a family vacation to disguise a drug shipment.

The well-to-do Duncans of Main Line, Philadelphia, seem to live in a TV sitcom from the ’50s. Arthur is a bank president, wife Grace spends her days shopping in heels, and daughter Emma desperately longs for boyfriend Tommy to pop the question so they can get married and she can start her own idyllic family. Then, wouldn’t you know it, Todd turns up. Seems that Todd is Emma’s older brother; but since he’s been gone for five years or so the late-teenish Emma can’t remember who he is. Todd has returned home because he has AIDS and really has nowhere else to go. Grace welcomes Todd in her own tipsy way, Todd puts the moves on Tommy and Arthur shows unhealthy concern for Emma. Then, everything really turns strange when Todd starts constructing a dinosaur in the living room from bones he has found in the yard. This is Todd’s world, and welcome to it.

HIGHLIGHTS: Nicky Silver, an angry young playwright when Pterodactyls first was produced in 1993, has mellowed over time, as witnessed by the scathingly funny bouquet to the dysfunctional American family in his 2012 effort, The Lyons. But there’s enough meat on the bones, so to speak, of Pterodactyls to enable director Milton Zoth to carve out a well-wrought production by St. Louis Actors’ Studio.

COMPANY: St. Louis Actors’ Studio VENUE: Gaslight Theater, 358 N. Boyle Ave. DATES: Nov. 22-24 TICKETS: $25-$30; 458-2978 or ticketmaster. com RATING: A 4 on a scale of 1-to-5. More reviews available at laduenews. com.

Whit Reichert carefully unveils the emptiness in Arthur’s heart toward his wife, but especially toward his son, whom he consistently calls by a childhood nickname that Todd despises, indifferent to his son’s protests. Penney Kols contrasts Arthur’s aloofness with Grace’s alcoholic flamboyance. At first, she presents us with a ditzy dowager who babbles annoyingly, but gradually shows us how fiercely Grace protects the tradition of family even in exaggerated circumstances. James Slover manages to keep Tommy remotely believable, even dressed in heels and a maid’s skirt. As Emma, Betsy Bowman captures the essence of the emptyheaded teen, but also her desperation to have what she believes she’s supposed to have to define her life. Nathan Bush has the unenviable task of making the self-centered Todd sympathetic or at least bearable. While the character is defiantly obnoxious, Bush’s portrayal of Todd’s cool, steady demeanor in the midst of the emotional chaos around him navigates the play through the rocky shoals created by Silver.

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Being Edith By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

Q&A with Susan Claassen


h e w o r k o f l e g e n da ry Hollywood costume designer Edith Head can be seen in classic movies such as Roman Holiday, To Catch A Thief and Funny Face, worn by the likes of Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and others. With more than eight Academy Awards and 35 nominations under her belt, it’s no wonder Head inspired actress, writer and artistic director Susan Claassen to pen a onewoman play in her honor. In December, Claassen will bring A Conversation With Edith Head to St. Louis. Claassen spoke with Ladue News about creating the show and what it’s like to portray the great Ms. Head. What prompted you to create this show? I was watching the Biography Channel and there was a biography of Edith Head. I had always been aware of Edith, but as I watched it, I thought, There’s a real physical resemblance here. And her story was amazing. That was the impetus. I immediately checked to see if a theatrical piece had been done, and none have. I contacted the Motion Picture and Television Fund to get the rights and I found books she wrote or that had been written about her. The co-author of her posthumously written autobiography was in L.A., so I called information, found her, and we connected. This was 2001. We had 13 hours of taped interviews, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences loaned us two prop Oscars, which people see in the show. We wrote and researched for six to seven months before doing the first reading. It premiered in 2002 in Tucson, and we had the miracle of being covered by The New York Times. Then we got a call from Chicago asking if we toured. This was the beginning of A Conversation With Edith Head, because we realized we could set it anywhere in the world—because she was everywhere. How would you describe the show to someone who knows nothing about Edith? It really is a conversation with a woman who was a female executive before there was such a thing. It’s set in 1981, while she was working on her last film, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid. People learn about the inner workings of Hollywood and


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Susan Claassen

Susan Claassen as Edith Head

It’s set in 1981, while she was working on her last film. People learn about the inner workings of Hollywood and also how the woman—in very much a boys’ club—survived for 60 years, working with the greatest stars and directors of the time, and how she invented herself. also how the woman—in very much a boys’ club— survived for 60 years, working with the greatest stars and directors of the time, and how she invented herself. Edith definitely was way ahead of her time. And that’s why she speaks to all generations. What other designer has an animated character in homage to her? What other designer could have a Google doodle pay tribute to her? She put a face on what a costume designer did. So you don’t have to know anything about Edith Head to enjoy it. It appeals to people who remember her, as well as to fashionistas, to kids, to executives or people who are just interested in a great story. A lot of the show focuses on Edith’s thoughts about fashion and about the various stars she worked with. How would Edith view fashion and Hollywood today? There were no stylists when she was in the studio system. If a star was going out, she would go to the costume department, and Edith would design a wardrobe for her. Edith had a great sense of what was classic. You could walk the red carpet in one of her designs today. She also used to work for the Academy Awards,

and was in charge of all the fashion, and knew what could be shown on television, with codes of ethics and censorships. She sent out a letter to all the presenters, saying what was appropriate and what wasn’t appropriate. There is a lot of audience interaction in this play. Why is this important? The show changes every performance, depending on what questions the audience wants answered. They either remember a film or a gorgeous gown they saw. I stay as Edith after the show, and people come up to me to share memories. Someone once said, I was a Universal Studios tour guide in 1972. Do you remember me? I know I’m not Edith Head, and most people know I’m not, but they want to believe in that magic. Edith would be 116 if she was alive today, and it’s such an honor to keep her legacy alive. Susan Claassen will star in A Conversation with Edith Head at The Sheldon. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7. Seating is at reserved four-person tables. Tickets are $40, and can be purchased by calling 534-1111 or by visiting



The love for donuts in the Lou continues unabated. The latest purveyor of these sweet treats to make the scene is the Vincent Van Doughnut food truck, which hit the streets this month. The mobile bake shop will be selling a variety of classic favorites, as well as custom creations out of Clyde, a vintage 1960 Ford Grumman Olson step van. Find out where the truck will be next via Twitter @vinvandoughnut. Big congratulations to the folks at Cielo at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The restaurant was recently ranked No. 6 on USA Today‘s Daily Meal list of 20 Best Hotel Breakfasts in America.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is welcoming winter with its new Winter Taste the Season, a two-course prix fixe menu for $41 per guest that’ll be available through January. Choices include seasonal delicacies such as a cedar-smoked and charred prime New York Strip, and a chocolate whisky tart with cinnamon cream. Whiskey in The Winter takes place this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (VIP entry starts at 5:30pm) at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch. In addition to the grand tasting, the evening will feature education seminars by industry experts, including Woodford Reserve master distiller CHRIS MORRIS, Beam Global’s master mixologist BOBBY GLEASON, and Wild Turkey associate distiller EDDIE RUSSEL. There also will be whiskey-inspired food stations and whiskey cocktails crafted by local and guest mixologists, including BC’s Kitchen, Cielo, Gamlin’s Whiskey House, Mike Shannon’s Grill, Olio, Red and Sanctuaria. For tickets, visit

Dressel’s Public House

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THERE’S NOTHING LIKE POPPING INTO THE local public house for a pint and some bites to warm up on a blustery fall day, and Dressel’s Public House in the CWE has long been one of our favorite spots for doing just that. The pub has been around for more than 30 years and has long been a local favorite for folks who want that convivial, communal public house experience. The food has always been good; but if you haven’t made your way over for a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the way the menu has evolved in recent years. For those who’ve never stopped in, the interior of Dressel’s is classic U.K. public house, with a heavy wood bar and drawings of famous artists, musicians and writers adorning the walls. Once you settle into the warm, inviting space, there’s plenty of goodness on the menu to get you to stick around. Chef Michael Miller, who also is one of the forces behind Kitchen Kulture, and his staff have been able to strike a tasty balance between classic pub fare and more elevated dishes, as well—all the while focusing on local producers and purveyors. On our last visit, we started off with two Dressel’s classics: the French Onion Soup ($7) and the Dressel’s Pretzel ($9). Local diners would be hard-pressed to find a better onion soup anywhere. It’s a steaming bowl of savory soup topped with gruyere cheese and full of croutons just like you’d find at some hole-in-the-wall European pub. The pretzel is hands-down the best

of its kind around town, crusty on the outside, soft and warm on the inside. Paired with a crock of rarebit, it’s the epitome of quality pub grub. Entree-wise, it’s hard to imagine a better Fish and Chips ($16) than the one at Dressel’s. The fish itself was superbly cooked, flaky and tender. But what really sets this dish apart from similar area offerings is the batter. All too often, we get our fish served up with a gummy, oily coating that passes for batter; but Dressel’s version is flawless, with just the right amount of crunch, and the batter is consistent all the way through. This fish didn’t do any time under a heat lamp getting limp and greasy. We’ve always been fans of the Dressel Burger and its counterpart, the Lamb Burger. This time around, though, we opted to try out the Farm Egg sandwich ($12), a hearty amalgam of egg, back bacon, tomato jam, and blue and cheddar cheeses piled between a couple of crusty brioche buns. Fans of breakfast for dinner, this is a must-try. The tang of the blue cheese proved to be a superb complement to the salt of the bacon, while the tomato jam added just a touch of sweet to cut through all of that savory. Dressel’s serves dinner seven days a week, as well as lunch Monday through Saturday and a Sunday brunch.

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The latest location of high-end steakhouse chain 801 Chophouse is set to open next month in Clayton at 137 Carondelet Plaza, the space that used to house Araka. The restaurant also has locations in Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, Mo., and Leawood, Kan.



To Cork or Not to Cork? BY STANLEY BROWNE, CSW


O CORK OR NOT TO CORK? THAT IS THE question. Let’s examine traditional corks, how they are manufactured and the problems that can occur, as well as other forms of wine-bottle closures. The traditional cork is made from the bark of the cork oak (Quercus suber), a tree that mainly grows in Mediterranean countries. Growth is slow—very slow. In fact, it takes about 45 years to produce bark thick enough to cut bottle corks. Cork trees are harvested by carefully lifting or peeling lengths of bark. The cork should be kept intact as much as possible to make it easier to work with. Once the bark is peeled, it can be lifted every nine years. The peeled barks are left out to dry in the forest for several months. When the barks are delivered to the factory, they are first immersed in boiling water for a couple of hours to kill off insects and micro–organisms, dissolve tannins, and increase the thickness and elasticity of the bark in order to make it easier to work on. After resting for one to two weeks, the cork may be boiled a second time. Sheets are sorted according to quality, then cut into strips. Following the direction of the grain, the corks are punched out. This can be done by machine, or with hand-operated or semi-automatic tools. Best results are by hand as a person can select the best place to punch for quality. The waste cork parts are made into pressed corks. After the punch, the corks are processed mechanically, the ends are cut to desired size and the body is smoothed. Then, a machine sorts the corks by visible pores on the surface, and they are disinfected with bleach. The longer the cork is in contact with the bleach, the whiter the cork. Corks are then typically branded with the winery’s name and any other information needed. The final step is treatment of cork surface with silicon or paraffin, which allows for easier removal. Corks are sold according to quality, from the pressed corks to best ones that have the least amount of pores. If you’re a top Bordeaux producer whose wine will last 40-plus years, you probably want the best corks. So why all the fuss about corks and alternative closures? We have heard the term a wine is ‘corked’ used in conversation. This is when the cork has become tainted by the presence of bacteria. The bacteria grow and fester over time, which then taints the wine. It is not harmful to drink, but has an unpleasant musty smell like wet cardboard or dirty dishcloths. As a result,

SO WHEN BUYING WINE, DO NOT BE SHY OF ALTERNATIVE CLOSURES; , THIS IS THE WINERY’S EFFORT TO BRING YOU THEIR WINE THE WAY IT SHOULD SMELL AND TASTE. it changes the wine’s smell and taste so it is no longer the original wine. Cork is a natural, living product and can be exposed to bacteria in its production, transportation and storage. This is an ongoing problem in the wine world, with an estimated 5 percent of corks becoming tainted. A cork can be slightly ‘corked’ or more obviously ‘full-blown.’ If you are not familiar with the wine and it is only slightly corked, one may assume the quality of the wine was not good, whereas the slight taint has not shown the wine at its best. Therefore, corked wines go by unnoticed by many consumers. This is where alternative closures come in. Stelvin screw caps Long associated with cheap jug wine, these have a poor public image. However, several leading wineries, such as Penfolds and Hogue, have conducted tests comparing the different closures. In all studies, results have shown the screw cap to be the champion closure for ensuring quality and freshness of the wine. Hogue, which conducted a 30-month study on synthetic closures vs. natural cork, now uses screw caps for its annual 570,000-case production. Screw caps, although better, lack the romance of the natural cork. Hopefully, wine consumers will become more accepting that screw caps are good, and should be used for more expensive bottles. New Zealand pushed this screw cap movement among its many wineries, which collectively decided to make the switch from natural. And now, wineries all over the world are embracing this practice. Several other alternative closures have hit the market: synthetic corks, Zork, glass stoppers etc. to combat the taint problem of natural corks. All do a good job and some, like synthetic, are more suited to wines to be consumed within a few years. So when buying wine, do not be shy of alternative closures, this is the winery’s effort to bring

you their wine the way it should smell and taste. Tasting Tip: Smell your wine first to detect any flaws such as ‘corked’ wine. Then taste. A ‘corked’ wine will taste flat and musty, and would be lacking/devoid of fruit on aroma and taste. Wine Recommendation: Thanksgiving is upon us, which means a wide selection of wines that work, from Riesling and chardonnay to pinot noir and softer reds—the more, the merrier. Most of these wines will have a screw-cap choice, try them to ensure your wine is not ‘corked.’ Cheers!

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


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A Passion for Pinot


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the grapes in a vineyard in Marlborough for two years prior to he and his wife buying it in 2008. “I realized how good the wine was, so we decided to purchase it. Pinot noir is truly my passion, and that’s the majority of the grapes that we grow—we have 13 acres, and 11 of those are pinot noir.” The Eatwells’ vineyard is named Rawiri, which translates to ‘David’ in Maori, the native language of New Zealand. Every year, the couple winters in Marlborough, where it’s summer in the southern hemisphere. And then in April, Eatwell makes his wine under the Spoonbill Wine label, which, along with a pinot noir reserve and pinot noir reserve estate, also includes a pinot gris and sauvignon blanc. “Our house is located on the water, and we have a lot of birdlife, especially these spoonbills birds,” Eatwell explains. “When we were trying to come up with a name for the wine, a very good friend of mine painted a watercolor of one of these birds, which led me to think it would be a good name. So the bird that you see on the label is actually his watercolor.” With production at some 500 cases annually, Eatwell enjoys having complete control of the process. “I love growing my own grapes because the wine is basically made in the vineyard—then it’s up to the winemakers not to mess it up,” he says. When asked to describe his pinot noir, Eatwell explains that it falls somewhere between New World (California) and Burgundy. “Because I’m crazy, I took my wine over to Burgundy, because the French will tell you exactly what they think—they’re very


passionate about their own wine,” he says. “We had a blind tasting with my 2011 pinot noir, and they thought my wine was French! They thought it was actually from the Loire Valley! But some of the New World pinot noir is made so big, and they’re not as heavy in color—they’re quite different from the French. So I would say my pinot noir is somewhere in-between the two.” With regard to tasting notes, Eatwell lets the drinker decide. “It smells like a pinot noir, it tastes like a pinot noir, and it is a pinot noir,” he laughs. “When I go into a grocery store and purchase a strawberry, and then bite into it, I don’t say, Oh, this strawberry tastes like a pinot noir! I leave that up to the person drinking it to come up with their own ideas and their own perception of it.” On Sunday, Dec. 8, Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar will host a wine dinner featuring David Eatwell and Spoonbill Wine. For more information, visit



URGUNDY, SONOMA AND OREGON’S Willamette Valley—pinot noir enthusiasts will quickly recognize the common thread of regions noted for their production of the finicky grape. With an appreciation for pinot noir, retired mechanical engineer and native New Zealander David Eatwell of St. Louis certainly values these regions. Eatwell has traveled to two of them, Burgundy (at Domaine Chandon de Briailles) and Willamette Valley (at Domaine Drouhin Oregon), in his process to learn more about the art of making wine, turning his passion into a second career with Spoonbill Wines out of New Zealand. “For about 25 years, I had been collecting wine; and after retiring, I needed something to do,” he explains. “I suppose my engineering brain got the better of me because I wanted to dig deeper to see what was really behind it all. I discovered that I love making wine and that I also love growing the grapes.” As an engineer, a professional opportunity brought Eatwell to the U.S. in 1980. He later met his future wife, Chris, a St. Louisan. With his extended family still in New Zealand, the couple purchased a home in 2000 in Marlborough, which is known for its sauvignon blanc. “Pinot noir is not as wellknown in Marlborough; and prior to 2007, winemakers struggled with the grape,” he recalls. “But I think the vines are getting older now and the wines are becoming very good. Marlborough is located in a valley—it’s very similar to Napa Valley—and it’s a cooler, maritime climate great for pinot noir.” Eatwell says that he had the opportunity to make wine from






COLORS: WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER Kids from the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Camp of the Arts and Theatre Unlimited program will perform the musical, Colors: We’re Better Together, at the JCC Staenberg Building in Creve Coeur.

PARTY OF THE CENTURY To highlight Clayton’s Centennial Celebration, a once-in-alifetime Party of the Century will feature hip-hop master Redd Williams, local soul singer Kim Massie and more at The Ritz-Carlton. 6:30 p.m. $150.



RAT RACE The Foundry Art Centre and Lambert International Airport present a whimsical exhibit featuring pieces focused on the lighter side of life, at the airport’s Meeting Place Gallery in Terminal 1. 636-255-0270 or ELLEN JANTZEN: TRANSCENDING REALITY See artist Ellen Jantzen blur the definition of photography in her exhibit, Transcending Reality, on display at the Bruno David Gallery. 531-3030 or

THROUGH 12/1 SISTER ACT The Broadway musical comedy, Sister Act, featuring original music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, will hit the Fox Theatre stage. Various times. $25-$80. 534-1111 or

12/6-1/11 DOUGLASS FREED: REFLECTIVE LANDSCAPES On view at the Bruno David Gallery in Grand Center, see Douglass Freed’s Reflective Landscapes exhibition, featuring minimalistic landscapes that shift color and light over multiple canvases. An opening preview will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6. 5313030 or

THROUGH 2/15 DUET DUET, an exhibition series pairing an artist from St. Louis and a complementary artist from another city, will feature Ruben Ochoa and B.J. Vogt in Grand Center’s new exhibition space at 3526 Washington Ave., Suite 300. 310-614-7338.

11/22 IRIS DEMENT Acclaimed singer/songwriter Iris Dement will perform at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 8 p.m. $30-$35. 534-1111 or

11/23-1/4 GARDEN GLOW 2013 LIGHT EXHIBIT Hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate the Missouri Botanical Garden for the holiday season. 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23-Dec. 19; 5-10 p.m. Dec. 20-Jan. 4. $6-$18. 577-5100 or

11/23-1/5 GARDENLAND EXPRESS: GATHERING FOR THE FEAST Edible plants, model trains and festive music will highlight the annual Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show at Missouri Botanical Garden. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $4-$7. 577-5100 or

11/28 THANKSGIVING BUFFET Four Seasons Hotel’s Thanksgiving Buffet will offer seafood ravioli, mahi mahi, roasted chicken and more from chef Fabrizio Schenardi, as well as turkey carving and dessert stations. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $85, adults; $30, kids; free, kids 4 and younger.

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JEREMY DAVENPORT St. Louis native trumpeter Jeremy Davenport will play his blend of classic and New Orleansinfused jazz at Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $15-$38. 289-4030 or

11/29-12/30 WILD LIGHTS Experience a glowing holiday wonderland with the Saint Louis Zoo’s Wild Lights display, on view during the weekend evenings of December. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $4-$5. 781-0900 or

12/1 BOOK JAMBOREE The Book Jamboree at the St. Louis Genealogical Society will feature 16 local authors and their titles, including Amanda Doyle and her book 100 Things to Do in St. Louis Before You Die. 1-3 p.m. Free. 647-8547 or

CRAFT SHOWS 11/22-24 HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW & EXPO A Holiday Craft Show & Expo hosted by Treasure Chest Shows will offer thousands of handmade items from local artisans and craftsmen at St. Charles Convention Center. Various times. 11/29-12/1 ROCK’N’ROLL CRAFT SHOW St. Louis’ alternative art, craft and music event returns with even more unique items from 120 artists and performances from local to national bands at Scottish Rite Cathedral in Grand Center. Various times. $3-$10. 12/5-6 HOLIDAY MART Ladue Chapel Nursery School will host its annual Holiday Mart, featuring more than 40 vendors offering jewelry, home décor, clothing accessories and more at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church. Free admission and parking. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6.

12/5 UMSL CLASSIC HOLIDAY CONCERT UM-St. Louis’ choirs and orchestras will perform traditional holiday favorites at Touhill Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. Free. 516-4949 or

12/7 & 12/14 PAWS’N’CLAUS Pet owners can get a photo of their four-legged friends with Santa at Taubman Prestige Outlets. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

CHECK THIS OUT 12/5-8 A CHRISTMAS CAROL One of history’s most enduring holiday tales, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, will be performed at the Fox Theatre. Various times. $20-$42. 534-1111 or

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DIV ER SIONS Across 1. ‘Dang!’ 5. One of a dame’s pair 8. Philosopher William of ___ 13. Houston university 14. Eagles runningback Staley 15. Chip dip 16. A-okay, colloquially 17. Doctrines 18. Comfy shoes 19. Novel for a cardiologist 22. Affectedly creative 23. ”Gimme ___!” (start of an Iowa State cheer) 24. Turn on 27. Mercury or Saturn 29. And others, for short 33. CEOs 34. Specialty 36. Road in Reims 37. Novel for a seismologist 40. Neither’s partner 41. Torrents 42. Golden Horde member 43. Cole ___

45. Don’t give up 46. Without thought 47. Rocks? 49. Lair 50. Novel for a paleontologist 58. Arctic ___ 59. Legal prefix 60. Plus 61. Scottish landowner 62. Kuwaiti, e.g. 63. The ‘I’ in The King and I 64. Lucky _____ 65. Meadow 66. Inform assent

Down 1. QB Brees 2. Loaded 3. Advil target 4. Roman governor 5. Emotional 6. High point 7. Coordinate 8. Ancient Italian language 9. ’70s horror classic 10. Coagulate 11. Fungal spore sacs

CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS continued from page 60 screening. Many people volunteer for the fingerstick test at health fairs that gives a basic cholesterol reading. However, cholesterol is composed of both low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and highdensity lipoprotein (HDL). Both should be monitored to give a more accurate picture of cardiovascular risk. The finger-stick test provides total cholesterol and HDL levels, but more detailed analysis requires a fasting (only water for 12 hours prior to the test) blood test. “The gold standard is called the ATP III, the Adult Treatment Panel,” explains Davison. This fasting lipid panel should be performed at least every five years. “If a finger-stick test shows that

PONZI SCHEMES continued from page 54 evaluating a potential investment, Harris agrees it’s important to seek help from a trusted adviser who has expertise in financial matters—an accountant, lawyer, stock broker or banker. And attorneys remind investors always to be aware of red flags: • Financial statements you’re given don’t add up. • No one you know has heard of the investment program. • You try to withdraw money and the promoter delays it. For those who do fall prey to a Ponzi scheme, there are some steps you can take to minimize the damage. An attorney can help you file a lawsuit,



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total cholesterol is above 200 or HDL is below 40, then you need to have a fasting lipid test done soon thereafter.” Interpreting the results is a matter of weighing all risk factors to determine an individual’s overall risk profile. “Risks are based on your LDL, and there are different variables in terms of where you should be,” Davison says. “For example, anyone who is above 130 LDL is considered abnormal. But then how aggressive do you want to be when you get these numbers? So when you talk about interpreting results, you look at LDL and other risk factors, low HDL (less than 40 for men and less than 50 for women) and age.” Once a patient and physician have assessed all these factors, they may decide that lifestyle modification is adequate or a lipid-lowering

statin may be prescribed. “The most common lifestyle interventions today include carbohydrate restriction and daily exercise,” Havlin says. “I always caution my patients to avoid becoming overwhelmed with new diets, pills, drinks, etc. Instead eat like our ancestors did: Close to the earth, foods as whole as possible, with few additives, chemicals or preservatives. Select lean sources of protein that are the product of consciously raised animals.” And, Havlin stresses, exercise regularly. If you are older than 20, check with your primary-care physician about cholesterol screening. “Everyone should know their cardiovascular risk,” Havlin notes. “This is a progressive disease. With early intervention, lives can be saved.”

or connect with state or federal prosecutors who handle white-collar crime, says Thomas SanFilippo of Thomas SanFilippo & Associates. Security-fraud perpetrators are facing felony charges and significant jail time—typically seven years, or a $10,000 fine, plus restitution, he adds. The bottom line is, once you realize you have been scammed, act on the situation, SanFilippo notes. “People who engage in security fraud often have already spent the money on boats and trips, etc., so the money will be unrecoverable—that’s why you want to take immediate action. Don’t take it up with the perpetrator; talk with an impartial third-party attorney who can give a full assessment.”

DESCO GROUP continued from page 20 holiday parties, the plaza’s Dominic Michael Salon and Blown Away Blow Dry Bar can help you achieve the look of the season with hair styling, makeup application and more. So, the holiday season is looking bright for Colonial Marketplace, with business thriving and even more stores recently open like Town & Country Bridal Boutique—or set to open next year, including Ylang-Ylang designer jewelry, City Sprouts children’s clothing and accessories, Paper Source stationery store and Sole Comfort shoes and accessories. Schnuck says shoppers can check social media for specials all season long. “We hope to provide customers a pleasant holiday shopping experience with unexpected gift ideas not to be found anywhere else.”

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Judy Votino, Lois Schoemehl

David Lewis, Jane Robert, Rhonda Broussard, Tricia Kinman, Paige McClellan, Theresa Hunt, Bruce Robert

Humane Society of Missouri

Ladue Education Foundation

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Cyon Sailor, Jose Renteral-Pluma, Ronit Kirumaki

Dr. Laura Brock, Richard and Julie LaBonte, Rajir Chhatwal

Gene Dobbs and Maria Bradford

Randy and Veronica McDonnell

Jimmy Jamieson, Susan Barrett, Chris Poehler

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Chris Imbs, Madeleine Byrne, Meg Mannion, Jay Indovino

Dr. Donna Jahnke, Dr. Pradip Das

Crista Shatz, Boo O’Loughlin, Gay Goessling

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Justin Cole, Katie O’Brien

Carol and Bob Marsh, Maggi and Steve Brunkhorst

American Parkinson Disease Association

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Gail Wheeler, John Buck, Sue Lancaster

Marlene Lefton, Gerry Francis, Eve Leibovich

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

(314) 367-6054 REMODEL & REPAIR Rotted Wood, Painting, Tile, Drywall, Floors, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Basements, Bathroom Kitchens & More. Insured. Free Est. 37 Yrs. Experience. Don Phillips 314-973-8511

HOLIDAY LIGHTING FALL CLEANUP Brush Clearing • Bed Preparation Tilling • Mulching Planting • Tree/Shrub Fertilization, Trimming And Removal Lawn Fertilization, Sodding Gutter Cleaning • Power Washing Stone Walls, Patios, And Borders Drainage Solutions The Hard Work Yard Work Co. LLC For Free Estimates call Keith at 314-422-0241 or e-mail at

LAWN & GARDEN MIZZOU CREW Leaf Removal Lowest Prices in Town! Call Jeff at 314-520-5222, FREE Gutter Cleaning, Coupon/Video/Offer at: FASTandFREE.US/Lawncare.html STONEHENGE Landscape Structures Retaining Walls, Patios, Waterfalls, Etc. All Stone & Concrete Work We Love Rocks! 314-504-7559 Michael Flynn Landscaping Fall Cleanup, Mulching, Irrigation Deactivation & Holiday Lighting. For All Your Landscaping & Lawn Care Needs. 314-243-6784

Since 2001

KEN SINGLETON TUCKPOINTING brickwork, stonework, plaster, drywall, painting, carpentry, siding, gutters, roofing, chimney leaks; stopped guaranteed. Call Ken 636-674-5013 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

PAINTING Over 20 years providing quality residential & commercial gardening services. Complete garden design, planting & maintenance. Offering environmentally safe, organic gardening methods. Fully Insured. Gift Certificates Available All Year Round. Call (314)961-6380

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 DSI / Door Solutions Inc. Garage Doors Electric Openers Fast Repairs Free Estimates Custom Wood and Steel Doors BBB Member Angieslist 314-550-4071 HARDWOODZ Specializing in Installation, Sanding and Refinishing of Hardwood Floors. For Free Estimate Call Dave 314-267-1348


HOME IMPROVEMENT Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial Leaf Cleanup and Vacuuming, Fertilizing, 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

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

CURBSIDE LEAF REMOVAL Fall Cleanup, Mowing, Mulching, Landscape Design, Flower Beds, Water Drainage & Snow Plowing Member of BBB & Angie's List 314-827-5664 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE Full Service Landscaping Residential and Commercial Leaf Vacuum, Bagging/Blowing to Curb, Mowing. Certified Retaining Wall Installer, Tree/Bush Trimmed or Removedl, Mulching or Rock Placement, Snow plowing. Free Estimates. Brad 314-495-5776

PAINTING, REMODELING, Carpentry, Wood Rot Repair, Tile Work, Flooring, Decks and Arbors. 17 Years Exp. Free Estimates. Call Kent at 314-398-2898

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

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

314-770-1500 OUTDOOR CREATIVE DESIGN & LANDSCAPE, LLC For all of your landscape and hardscape needs. "Where dreams become design and design becomes reality" 314-822-4222•314-596-8316 JOSE'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE Fall Cleanup, Grass Cutting, Mulching, Retaining Walls, Tree Removal, Trimming Shrubs, Sod & Much More. Reasonable Rates. Call Today for Your Free Estimate. 314-960-4203 DOG WALKER & TRAINER FOR HIRE Experienced. Love Dogs. Pet Sitting Available. Call Barb 314-650-2966

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT CREVE COUER AREA 40 Williamsburg, 2 Story, 5BR, 3.5BA, New Carpet & Paint. Finished Basement. Close to HWY, Major Hospitals & Shopping. $3500/MO 314-853-3996

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

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WWW.FAST45.COM 314-920-1650 CONDO FOR SALE Creve Couer 3BR, 3BA, LR, Dining, Kitchen, Office, Two Decks, 2 Car Garage, Laundry 1st Floor, Wood Floors throughout. Finished Basement. Ladue Schools, $325,000 314-591-2214 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 For Sale By Owner

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

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

LINEK PLUMBING COMPANY Quality Since 1916 A Name You Can Trust #24 Kirkham Industrial Ct. St. Louis, MO 63119

New Work • Repair • Remodeling Water Heaters • Sewer & Drain Backflow Device Testing

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 CLAYTON ON CALL! Chauffeur Services Provided by Johnny Rose. Use Our Car or We Can Drive Your Car. Fully Licensed & Insured. 314-503-8692

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

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 80

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

(636) 274-1378 314-725-6159 Tim Gamma B.S. Horticulture Board Certified Master Arborist

Tom Gamma



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

Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at

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!

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


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ROBERTSVILLE ESTATE AUCTION CO. Entire Estates or Just Down Sizing Cash Buyout or Consignment For Onsite Evaluation Call 314-229-9274 ï 636-675-5566

VACATION RENTALS FRANKLIN FARMS AND VINEYARD Peaceful, Secluded Country Getaway. Historic 3000 sq ft home on 100 acres. Book your week or weekend with us on VRBO, FLIPKEY, AIRBNB, or Contact me at or Call 573-680-0163 SKI KEYSTONE 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 car heated garage Settlers Creek townhouse available for the 2013/14 season. Development has clubhouse with heated pool and 2 hot tubs. Call Chris at 314-503-8985 or email for availability, rates and more details.


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 & Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 Credit Cards Accepted

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

MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. Winner of 2013 BBB Torch Award. $50 off $500+ 314-486-3303

COLLECTOR WISHES TO PURCHASE Gun Collections - Old and New Antiques of Any Type Fishing Tackle Call Steve Lapin 314-571-9427 Vintage & Estate Jewelry WANTING TO BUY Looking to Buy Small or Large Collections of Vintage, Estate and Designer Signed Jewelry. Francescas 314-412-6098

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

Call Bob 636-296-5240

serving St. Louis for Over 40 years

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

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SITUATIONS WANTED PRIVATE CHEF SEEKING position in a private home. 3-5 days a week. Over thirty years fine restaurant dining & Private chef experience. Resume upon request. Please call 314-607-9924 Email Ask for Paul.


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314-962-0956 $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers!


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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

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