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NEW LISTINGS 744 Forby Rd 426 Breezewood Dr 4362 Maryland Ave #A RESIDENTIAL

Wildwood Ballwin St Louis City

$410,000 $239,900 $215,000

10490 Ladue Rd Creve Coeur 2118 Saddle Creek Ridge CtChesterfield 1448 Topping Rd Town & Country 1717 Morre Rd Bay/Hermann 54 Thornhill Dr Wildwood 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 16950 Lewis Spring Farms Rd Wildwood

$2,300,000 $1,974,900 $1,750,000 $1,600,000 $1,399,900 $1,199,000 $1,175,000 $1,075,000 $995,000 $975,000 $974,900 $900,000

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

17900 Homestead Bluffs Dr Wildwood $899,900 22 Thornhill Dr Wildwood $899,000 1800 Aston Way Chesterfield $839,900 1201 Bonhomme Branch Ct Chesterfield $829,900 1033 Barberry Ln Kirkwood $785,000 29 Blackwolf Run Ct Wildwood $729,000 129 Bellerosa Estates Dr Des Peres $725,000 1310 Christmas Valley Dr Wildwood $724,900 2723 Wynncrest Manor Dr Wildwood $719,500 113 Hawthorne Est Town & Country $699,000 18505 Sassafras Place Dr Wildwood $699,000 214 Fox Chapel Clarkson Valley $679,000 141 Fleming Ln Labadie $675,000 The Enclaves at Cherry Hills Wildwood $649,000 759 Stonebluff Ct Chesterfield $599,900 4500 Highway 109 Eureka $595,000 2733 Highway T Labadie $590,000 11006 Martin Grove Creve Coeur 8 $575,000 1453 Highland Valley Cir Wildwood $574,900 17884 Suzanne Ridge Dr Wildwood $525,000 1642 Wilson Forest View Ct Chesterfield $500,000 1039 Highway E Hermann $498,000 1721 Greening Kirkwood $469,000 1933 Buckington Dr Chesterfield $465,000 1855 Chamfers Farm Ct Chesterfield $459,900 16039 Autumn Oaks Cir Ellisville $429,900 1503 Scofield Valley Ln Wildwood $425,000 2656 January Ave St Louis City $425,000 7307 Northmoor Dr University City $419,900 Wildwood $399,000 18852 Highwood Est Dr 8155 Amherst University City $389,000

Pat Malloy Manager, Chesterfield 636-537-0300





18717 PETRA COURT WILDWOOD - $374,900


18717 Petra Ct Wildwood $374,900 14090 Conway Road Chesterfield $374,500 9328 White Ave Brentwood $365,000 6561 Crescent View Ct Mehlville $355,000 2663 Valley Rd Wildwood $349,900 12961 Briar Fork Ct Des Peres $345,000 17017 Westridge Oaks Dr Wildwood $329,900 1435 Bald Eagle Rd Wildwood $325,000 1882 S Signal Hills Dr Kirkwood $324,900 14625 Laketrails Ct Chesterfield $319,000 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 13102 Cannes Dr Creve Coeur $249,900 6308 Lansdowne St Louis City $245,000 2537 Annalee Ave Brentwood $239,900 661 East Madison Ave Kirkwood $219,000 733 Elkington Ln Olivette $195,000 972 Fernway Ln Creve Coeur $189,900 774 Paschal Dr St Louis Co $189,900 12409 Betsy Ross Ln Uninc Stl Co $182,950 University City z $179,900 960 Jeanerette Dr 1049 Carman Rd Ballwin $179,900 2326 Patton Ave Brentwood $150,000 4053 Parker Ave St Louis City $150,000 3701 Texas Ave South City $125,000 CONDOS, VILLAS, ATTACHED HOMES 8025 Maryland Ave #11D



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SOCIETY DURING THIS SEASON OF GIVING, I’VE ALREADY FOUND MYSELF ON the receiving end of many a thoughtful, benevolent gift. Most were given as holiday presents; while others were a bit more complicated: They were items given as thank-you gifts. For instance, I recently gave one of my most cherished friends (let’s call her JB) a gift as a thank-you for helping organize a photo shoot for us. Well, JB then turns around and sends me a fairly substantial gift card as a thank-you for my thank-you. In another example, my friend, LA, sent over a floral centerpiece to thank me for something I’ve done for her—which, of course, means that I’ll probably need to send LA another gesture of my appreciation. See how this can easily get out of control? When does it stop, you ask? Well, that’s where I’m not so sure. I guess it’s a good problem to have. In this day and age of abbreviated tweets, texts and emails, it’s nice to know that there still are people out there who believe in the fine art of appreciation and gratitude. Thank you!


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FAVORITE LOOKS OF 2013 Who doesn’t love a year-end fashion countdown? Fashion editor Katie Yeadon presents her list of top items, and how you can transition them easily into spring or all year long!

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They SlepT on the street... So TeenS won’T have To On November 21st, 32 St. Louis leaders slept out to raise money and awareness for homeless teens


irst it rained, and then it froze, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of these St. Louis civic and business leaders who chose to sleep outside on a sheet of cardboard for one night to give more than 2,000 homeless and at-risk youth a voice. Led by Co-chairs Diane Compardo and Ron Wienstroer, Moneta Group Principals, andHonoraryChairKevinDemoff,St.LouisRams EVPandCOO, these volunteers raised more than $217,000 for children with endless potential, but limited choices.

Sleep Out co-chairs ron Wienstroer and diane compardo, Moneta Group

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tom auffenberg, Midtown printing; Marc boguslaw, Moneta Group/the compardo team; allen brautigam, Stifel; betsy brennan, Monsanto; Frank brennan, chesterfield police department; diane compardo, Moneta Group; Joshua corson, visionary capital; Kevin demoff, rams; Jim Fox, Sudden Link communications; amy Francois, villa Lighting; curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports park; Jill Garlich, Slay industries; donna Kindl, community activist; paul Kindl, Kindl & assoc.; cheryl Nienas, community activist; Jon Nienas, Monsanto; George pace, Global technology practice; Kathy peterson, Monsanto; Kathy phipps, community activist; tony phipps, Monsanto; Jeff rainford, city of St. Louis; colleen raley, edward Jones investments; chris ross, HM dunn aerospace; Susan ryan, Sc ryan consulting; bryan Sewing, psychiatrist; donn Sorensen, Mercy St. Louis; carl turza, daugherty business Solutions; Steven Warlick, bates & associates architects; dan Wienstroer, painting & decorating Foundation; ron Wienstroer, Moneta Group; Jay Williamson, bryanMark Financial Group; Jason Wilson, Northwest coffee & chronicle coffee; Starsky Wilson, deaconess Foundation

Thank yoU foR yoUR CoMMITMenT To hoMeleSS TeenS! The staff and youth of Covenant house Missouri are grateful for your sacrifice and your passion for bettering the lives of homeless teens in our community. For more information on how you can join these leaders in improving the lives of St. Louis’ homeless youth, go to or call 314-450-7674

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Paul Brown Of course, I wish for joy to all, goodwill, and peace on earth and health and happiness for the New Year! A winning Powerball ticket wouldn’t be too bad, either.

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That all children have a wonderful Christmas with beautiful memories. I know my memories are things I pull out when I’m feeling sad, when I miss someone or I’m having a bad day. I hope kids today are having that kind of Christmas, where they make wonderful memories.

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Newer Listings 20 Montague Court (Affton). Mid-century ranch home located on over 1/2-acre level lot. This thoughtfully maintained home has much to offer today's buyer. The open floor plan includes a large living room opening into a formal dining area that overlooks the massive backyard. Three nice sized bedrooms and main floor bath. The cozy kitchen is just waiting for your personal touch. A flagstone patio in the back is a perfect place to entertain and provides easy access to the large family room/ bar in the lower level. $174,900

8062 South Drive • Richmond Heights Imagine spending your days in the home of your dreams. This is truly a rare opportunity to live in a welcoming community, rich in history and social tradition. Located in Hampton Park, this meticulously maintained, three-bedroom, English Tudor boasts quite the majestic street presence while the inside is filled with elegant, workable space. You’ll enjoy the charming all-seasons room and the sophisticated updates and major system replacements. $1,095,000

7501 York Drive • Clayton Dramatic, distinctive and architecturally significant, this second floor condo has its own private entrance and three bedrooms! The many updates throughout enhance the original and sophisticated architecture as beautiful archways open one room to the next. Everyone will enjoy the fabulous cathedral ceiling in the great room. The master is very spacious and has a cozy sitting room. Lots of closets, wonderful light, beautiful hardwood flooring, updated kitchen and baths make this place home. $459,000

5 Shelbourne Wood Ct • Weldon Spring 1128 Big Bend Crossing • Valley Park Pretty as a picture, this well-maintained and light-filled townhouse with main floor master and main floor laundry offers scenic water views from the deck. The spacious unit comes equipped with two bedrooms and three full baths. The walk-out lower level has a nice family room with sliders to patio. One-car garage, six panel doors, ceiling fans, and more! All this in a great neighborhood with low condo fee. All appliances stay. $164,900

602 S. Brentwood #7 • Clayton What a terrific opportunity to own a 2-story condo in the heart of Clayton! This first floor, end unit boasts an open floor plan with large windows throughout allowing an abundant amount of natural light to seep in. Along with the generously sized living room and kitchen, the main level has a master suite with a half bath, an additional bedroom and a full bath. Walk down the wrought iron spiral staircase to the lower level and find a large family room with a huge walk-in closet and a private laundry/utility room. $139,000

Richly appointed atrium ranch has all the bells and whistles with breathtaking views of Whitmoor’s private golf hole #9. Open, bright and airy is the interior: gourmet kitchen with granite counters. Center island, planning desk, 2 pantries and more than spacious breakfast room opens to a wrap-around deck and to the screened porch. Dramatic vaulted great room with stone fireplace, wood floors and a wall of windows will be the center of entertaining. $599,900

2 Bellerive Country Club • T & C This stately Georgian Revival home is, without question, the most beautiful one on the country club grounds. It has been built to true Georgian Revival architectural design dating back to Colonial times. Poised on over three acres, it looks out onto the 17th fairway and green of the country club. Extraordinary woodwork; heated marble bathroom floors on the second floor; screened garden pavilion designed with the exact footprint measurements of Monticello’s garden pavilion; and finished lower level plus heated garage for three cars are among the many attributes. $2,295,000.

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9309 Craigwood Terrace (Crestwood). Don’t miss this outstanding home in AAA rated Lindbergh Schools. There isn’t a detail that has been overlooked in this home that has been renovated down to the studs. The updates exceed anything you have seen in this area…top of the line Chef’s kitchen opens to the bright living room, fabulous crown molding throughout, beautiful Carrara Marble entryway, heated bathroom floors…the list goes on and on. Lower level is truly exceptional with stylish wet bar, a gas fireplace and impressive stonework. $240,000 7053 Pershing (University City). This sugar plum fairy is quite the delight! A magnificent example of Arts and Crafts, this architectural gem has all the details that make you ooh and aah, as well as the modern conveniences that today’s buyer seeks. Gorgeous honey-laden redwood vintage door opens into the stunning foyer; an original box-beam ceiling and pristine stainedglass create a warming ambience. Glass-front built-ins flank the fireplace, a charming butler’s pantry and folding French panel doors. $369,000 16 Ellsworth Lane (Ladue). With five+ bedrooms, this charming home is perfect for your family! The living room with fireplace, formal dining room with two built-ins and the large outdoor patio sets the scene for entertainment. The family room overlooks a sizable lot. A separate first floor office allows mom or dad to work from home. Located on a private tree-filled lot on a popular street in Ladue. $719,000

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GROUP OF 13 WOMEN WAS re ce n t ly h o n o re d a t t h e Outstanding Women’s League’s Women of Worth Awards held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. The awardees were honored for their contributions to the community through professional and volunteer work. This year’s Women of Worth are: Nanci Bobrow, Ronnie Brockman, Laura Cannon, Ruby Christian, Debra Hollingsworth, Phyllis Langsdorf, Susan Nall, Gwendolyn Packnett, Cheryl Polk, Linda Sher and Carol Voss. Henrietta Freedman and Lenore Pepper received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Awards. More photos on page 57

Henrietta Freedman, Pam Toder

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Camille Herman, Susan Nall, Barbara Washington

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ARIETY CHILDREN’S THEATRE BEGAN ITS fifth season with a production of Peter Pan, the perfect vehicle for the Variety mantra, “I can.” The actors were both professionals and children, including some with disabilities, who entertained the audience with song and dance. VIP guests enjoyed a special reception at the Touhill Performing Arts Center before seeing the evening’s performance. More photos on page 57

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OME 120 GUESTS GATHERED AT FLEMINGS AT Plaza Frontenac for the Judevine Center for Autism’s fifth annual Chris and Alyson Carpenter cocktail reception. Proceeds benefit the vision of making a real difference in the lives of autistic children and adults and their families. Guests enjoyed food and drinks, as well as silent auction and raffle items, along with music provided by Hudson and the HooDoo Cats. More photos on page 57

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COCKTAIL HOUR WITH HORS d’oeuvres and a silent auction kicked off the Assistance League Imagine Gala at the Edward Jones Atrium in Des Peres. Team STAGES provided some entertainment, followed by the Peabody School Choir, whose school benefits from Assistance League programs. In all, some 32,000 benefited in one way or another from the programs offered by the organization.

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OUTING THE SUCCESS OF ITS early childhood education, after-school and girls’ night out programs, Neighborhood Houses is moving strongly into its 100th year. Supporters and staff recently celebrated the milestone at the Four Seasons downtown during the organization’s Centennial Gala. Neighborhood Houses inspires children and families to reach their potential through transformative, educational and empowering experiences anchored in faith, hope and love.

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ATHRYNE SHELDON’S 70TH birthday party was celebrated at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, where the birthday girl was honored not only for her special day, but also as an artist and longtime Guild supporter. Her husband, William, is chairperson of the Guild’s advisory board and is the great-great-grandson of one of the Guild’s founders, William K. Bixby.

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Don’t be a mean Grinch this holiday season, share your smile—and your holiday bounty—with St. Louisans in need! Bring a bagful of canned items like tuna, chicken, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables and peaches to LADUE NEWS this Friday, Dec. 20, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. to get your photo taken with LN elves and a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue. Donations benefit FOOD OUTREACH, an organization serving free, nutritious meals to those with HIV/AIDS or One of LN’s friendly elves, staff writer Julia Christensen cancer. The organization, which serves 2,100 St. Louis-area residents a year, also seeks electric can openers, blenders, toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo) and gas cards for its meal homedelivery program. Items will be collected at Ladue News in the Colonial Marketplace (170 and Ladue Road) through Monday, Dec. 23.

The CITY OF CLAYTON now has another tool for residents and visitors alike: a new mobile app that guides users to the city’s dining, shopping and entertainment destinations. Every Clayton merchant has a complimentary listing on the site, which includes contact information, hours of operation and other business details. The free app is available in the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

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Do you know a woman who exemplifies community service through voluntary contributions and volunteer leadership? WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT currently is accepting nominations for its 2014 class of honorees. Nomination forms are available online at, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Women of Achievement, c/o MAC Meetings and Events, 801 N. 2nd St., Suite 320, 63102. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 13. The 2014 class will be honored during a May 15 luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton.

Congratulations to Women of Achievement Class of ’74 honoree KATIE WRIGHT, who has received yet another accolade for her lifelong work as an educator. Wright recently was inducted into the Eleanor Roosevelt Chapter of education honor society Kappa Delta Pi for her service and for exemplifying the society’s ideals and excellence in education.

WORD AROUND TOWN Watch out, world! RAJA is turning 21! The SAINT LOUIS ZOO’s bull elephant is celebrating his big day on Friday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. in River’s Edge. Zoo staffers have prepared giant presents filled with the birthday boy’s favorite things like cereal, melons, bananas and popcorn. Well-wishers are invited to cheer Raja on, as well as sign a super-sized birthday card and participate in other festivities.


For the first time in almost four years, the lights are on at the PLANETARIUM at the SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium, a state-of-the-art LED system has been installed that displays the building’s iconic shell in stunning colors on a nightly basis. The new system uses 70 percent less energy and requires little or no maintenance.

In honor of her grandfather’s 90th birthday, a 9-year-old Ladue girl decided to go big—bigger than the pair of socks her mom suggested she get for ‘D-dad’ as a present. Instead, CAMPBELL PERKINS organized a walk in honor of her D-dad, who has Alzheimer’s disease. On Nov. 23, more than 65 people showed up on the MICDS track in chilly weather to support Campbell, whose goal was to raise $1,000 to benefit Campbell Perkins with her D-dad, Don the ALZHEIMER’S Lambert ASSOCIATION ST. LOUIS CHAPTER. Campbell planned the event on her own, creating and distributing flyers, securing donations and even selling ‘Dollars for D-dad’ bracelets. She also convinced local businesses to donate food and drinks for the event. By the way, Campbell not only surpassed her monetary goal, she surpassed it to the nth degree, raising more than $10,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Campbell is a student at Churchill Center & School. Kudos to you, young lady!

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Joan Holt, senior counsel of workers’ compensation for Schnuck Markets, Inc., received the St. Louis Workers’ Compensation Distinguished Lawyer Award for her professionalism and respect earned from the community. The award is presented jointly by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and Kids’ Chance of Missouri. Pictured: Steve McManus, Joan Holt and Jon Baris

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HE JOY OF THE SEASON CANNOT BE contained into one holiday event at The Gatesworth, where residents and guests celebrate throughout a variety of festive dinners and gatherings. “There’s something for everyone here, starting with Hanukkah,” says Gatesworth resident Ellen Schneiderman. The community recently held its traditional Hanukkah Dinner—which Schneiderman says was delightful—as well as a Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Affair event. Engulfing the campus in holiday spirit are the lights and décor, which resident Donna Ward says appeared while she was away for Thanksgiving. “We came home, and the trees were up and my lights were outside our patio door—and I didn’t have to do any of it,” says Ward. “I love it. Before,


I was always out there struggling with lights and trying to decorate and put up a tree, and now they’re all done for me.” Still on the calendar is the Winter Family Circus, as well as Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. The new circus event will feature acrobats, marionettes and comedians, as well as carolers and singing Santa’s helpers. Snacks such as mulled cider, hot cocoa and holiday cookies will be served throughout this family-friendly fête. In preparation for Christmas, dinner will be served on the 24th, followed by a Christmas Day Dinner Buffet—both with live music to set the holiday mood. To applaud 2013 and ring in 2014, a dinner is planned on New Year’s Eve, as well as a party and, of course, Champagne toast. “[Last year] they handed out little hats and

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noise-makers—it was a real party!” Ward says. Schneiderman echoes similar memories from the event, explaining the New Year’s Eve celebration as a festive mob of people with goodies and dancing. Once the season winds down, another welcome service is available for residents: Ward says she doesn’t have to worry about taking down the holiday décor. “I have the beauty without the work.”


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The Gardens at Malmaison & The Studio Inn

More to Love at the Gardens By Brittany Nay


uxurious new guest cottages, a lavish outdoor pavilion and sweeping vineyard are coming to The Gardens at Malmaison and The Studio Inn. The $1.35-million expansion is set to be completed by next summer on the adjacent event venues in the serene setting of St. Albans. “We are eager to see this dream come to fruition and look forward to welcoming guests next year,” notes owner Datra Herzog, who says the upscale project has been years in the making. The new development means the venues soon will have room to accommodate even more guests for weddings, weekend getaways, corporate retreats and other special events. Plans for more lodging at the historic Gardens at Malmaison fine-dining and event destination will complement six existing suites at The Studio Inn. The Gardens’ four new stone and wood cottages will sleep two to four guests and feature fireplaces, efficiency kitchens and private patios to enjoy the spectacular surroundings, Herzog explains. “Families want to celebrate and have overnight accommodations nearby. Our venues are the perfect getaway

destination, all within minutes of the St. Louis metropolitan area.” Construction on a new permanent outdoor pavilion for private parties also is underway on the garden grounds. Additionally, a complete kitchen remodel and expansion will increase capacity for special events. Reservations for the new additions will become available 60 days before the renovation’s completion, Herzog says. In addition to the properties’ new accommodations and amenities, the expansion boasts plans for a 1-acre winery on the hill below The Studio Inn, a charming, European-style bed and breakfast and event venue. The vineyard is expected to produce 6,000 bottles of wine annually, with the first planting set for this spring and mature grapes available in three to five years. The Gardens currently private labels some of its wine with St. James Winery. A wine cellar, wine dinner space and a new commercial kitchen to accommodate larger functions also are in the works. “The Studio Inn has always had an


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Usually, the first thing a bride-to-be wants to discuss with a floral designer is color. •  White is the classic wedding choice—elegant and pure. There is nothing more exquisite than a flawless bouquet of white roses or peonies. •  Pink is a feminine, romantic choice. The paler, blushing tones are refined and lovely; while the other end of the spectrum—hot pinks and raspberry tones—are bold and exciting. •  Blue is not a color often in the flower world. But the choices we do have are cool, serene and classy. Grape hyacinths in the spring, hybrid delphinium and corn flowers in the summer, and now there is almost-year-round availability of blue hydrangea. •  Purples keep popping up every couple of years as the color of the year. Purples run from dramatically dark to eternal when in shades of lavender and lilac. Purples tend not to wear their color after sunset: The dark tones go black and the subtleties of the lighter shades become lost. •  Hate it or love it, yellow is cheerful and positive. You have to be careful with yellow flowers regarding fabric and skin tones. When they work, the results are charming, youthful and happy. •  Another love-it-or-hate-it color, orange can be rich and fiery. The soft melon tones are stunning and mix so well with blues and greens. •  Red, the color of passion, always is a great match for the intense sunlight of a summer day. Some cooler red tones look wonderful in winter, especially at holiday time with evergreen and holly. •  Green is my most favorite of all colors. The tones run from the deep hunter green to the almost garish Kelly green to the sweet softness of a light, minty green. Foliages always have been green; but more and more green flowers are coming into the floral markets every day: callas, roses, cymbidium and dendrobium orchids. We all love the freshness of viburnum (or ‘snowballs,’ as we called them as kids). And then there is the old standby: the always fresh-looking and almost always available, green hydrangea. We used to try hard to use the old color wheel to complement and contrast. These days, a good designer can make any choice you pick look exciting and alive. Try to be open to some new ideas to go along with your blue wedding (or pink, yellow, etc.), and you’ll be surprised and delighted by what’s been done in commercially grown flowers in the expert hands of a seasoned designer. Wedding expert John Sullivan has worked with partner Ken Miesner for 30-plus years at Ken Miesner’s Flowers in Plaza Frontenac, where they have collaborated for some 1,200 weddings! ‘Like’ him on Facebook under ‘Wedding Wisdom,’ where guests are welcome to post pictures, and leave comments and opinions.


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By Blaise Hart-Schmidt


Anne LeBlanc & Ryan Nunley Mr. and Mrs. Peter John LeBlanc of Frontenac announce the engagement of their daughter, Anne Lindsay, to Dr. Ryan Michael Nunley, son of Dr. and Mrs. James Albert Nunley of Durham, N.C. A February wedding is planned. Anne received her master’s degree from Washington University School of Medicine.

Ryan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a hip and knee surgeon and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Washington University.


Mr. and Mrs. John Fries Jr. of Frontenac are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie, to Ben Forrest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Forrest of Chesterfield. The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs School in 2002, DePauw University in 2006 and Webster University in 2011 with a master’s degree in special education. Julie is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Fries, and the late Clara Johnston and Mr. And Mrs. Christ Orth, all of St. Louis.

The future groom graduated from Parkway West High School in 2003 and Southern Methodist University in 2007. Ben currently is an investment banker with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forrest of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hilleary of St. Louis. The couple will wed in January at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church. After a honeymoon in Nevis, West Indies, Ben and Julie will reside in Brooklyn, New York.


Amy Pedroli & Jonathan Bennett Robert and Kimberly Pedroli Jr. of Town and Country are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Nicole, to Jonathan Thomas Bennett, the son of Judy Kay Cocks and Myron John Bennett of Jonesburg, Ill. The bride-to-be graduated from Villa Duchesne High School in 2009. She earned a bachelor of political science from the University of Missouri in 2012, and will receive a master’s of education in special education in 2015. The future groom is a 2003 alumnus of Carmel Catholic High School. He graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in environmental geology. He earned his master’s of science in geology at the University of Missouri. He now works as a


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geo-scientist at Fugro Geoconsulting, Inc. Amy and Jonathan met three years ago at the University of Missouri-Columbia when she was an undergraduate and he was working toward his master’s degree. Last March, the couple celebrated Amy’s birthday with a romantic dinner in Houston. Amy received the birthday surprise of her life when Jonathan got down on one knee and asked to spend the rest of his life with her. The couple is planning a March 22 wedding at the historic Saint Francis Xavier College Church on the Saint Louis University campus. A reception at The Chase Park Plaza will follow. The new couple will honeymoon to Cabo San Lucas and make Houston, Texas, their new home.


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OLIDAY TRADITIONS IN ST. LOUIS ARE SO established that it might not even surprise you that we have a ‘head elf,’ if you will, in our midst. We all have our cherished things to do this time of the year: taking in the Symphony at Powell Hall, a carriage ride through Tilles Park, or maybe ice-skating at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. But my favorite starts with a brisk walk on Washington Boulevard toward Grand Boulevard along Strauss Park: You might hear the hum of jazz, and laughter and lively conversation, or the sound of the traffic officer’s whistle piercing the chill of the night, but it’s the lights of the Fox Theatre that beckon. My family and me, dressed in our holiday best, pass below the warmth of the heat lamps under the marquee and through the golden doors into the lobby. It is always magical to walk into The Fabulous Fox at Christmas time. The Fox is overwhelming in splendor any time of the year, but adorned with ornaments of the season, it’s even more of a wonder. This year, snowflakes of light are falling inside the lobby as a magnificent Tannenbaum rises up from top of the grand stairs. And as we take our seats, the theater is abuzz in anticipation of the curtain’s rise. In here, the holiday ambience is but an accessory to the grandeur: the immense 2-and-a-half ton chandelier glistens with Swarovski crystals, the Wurlitzer organ pipes out a Christmas song, and the seemingly ancient Siamese Byzantine figures engulf us. Waiting in the wings, just off stage and taking it all in, is Cindy Vargo. “My mother’s maiden name is Noel, and my grandfather is Rudolph Noel, so maybe it’s in my blood,” Cindy says. “I’ve always loved Christmas; it’s my favorite time of the year.” Her official job title is director of sales for Fox Associates, but she also is the one in charge of making sure the theater glows with that extra holiday charm. It was never in the job description when Vargo started at the Fox more than a decade ago; but now, it’s a year-round part of what she does. “I will tell you, I’m thinking holiday all year long; and sometime in July, I turn on the Christmas music to get myself into the spirit.” This year, planning started in February with lobbying for budgets and considering a five-year plan on “serious financial commitments” for new decorations. While Vargo didn’t say how much, the number is easily in the tens of thousands, including planned additions for the years ahead. Vargo spearheaded the effort to phase out the Victorianthemed holiday elements that everyone agreed were just ‘worn out.’ “We decided to keep it crisp and clean, and give ourselves a fair palette that we can work from each year and build on.” Vargo explains the new decorations are classically traditional and are intended not to take away

from the splendor of the Fox, while keeping in mind the expectations of holiday theater patrons. “For many families, the Fox is a tradition. They come here all dressed up to see a holiday show. And because we’re part of these family traditions, we take that very seriously—that’s why we put so much attention and love into it.” Vargo’s love for the Fox started when she was a drama student at Granite City High School. She remembers her class selling candy bars to raise enough money to buy tickets to see Cats; they sat in the top balcony. Vargo caught the theatre bug and studied acting in college; but when she saw how even the most gritty and determined of her classmates still struggled despite their talent, she knew her best work would be behind the scenes. Now, Vargo has one of the best views of the world of theatre that anyone could have—a part of the amazement that happens every time the footlights come on and the stage bursts to life. She has even more of a special connection to the Fox during

the holiday season. “I go back to that parent who is holding a child’s hand and watching that child’s eyes when they step into a place they’ve never been before, or maybe they only come once a year and live it vicariously as they come through the doors.” As we talk, we sit at a table at the top of the garland-lined grand staircase. Vargo has a spool of red ribbon in her hands and is instinctively making it into a bow as she speaks. My 7-year-old is sitting with us, mesmerized as she is treated to milk and cookies from the Fox Club’s kitchen. Vargo remembers bringing her own son here when he wasn’t much more than a toddler, and again recognizing the Fox’s role in the St Louis holiday landscape. “It’s all about creating those memories and traditions that you pass on to your kids.” And, as it always happens, when the orchestra begins to play and the actors fill the stage, new holiday memories are formed, thanks in part to the head elf who is working in the wings.

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h o s e wa n t i n g a m o r e t r a d i t i o na l Christmas this year—complete with turtle doves, lords-a-leaping and gold rings—will need exactly $27,393.17 to foot the bill. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index (CPI). The report, which was launched by the chief economist at a PNC predecessor bank, evaluates the cost of items from the classic carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, from

12 drummers drumming ($2,854.80) right down to the partridge in a pear tree ($15 and $184, respectively.) Maurice Quiroga, managing director and executive VP of PNC in St. Louis, says the company gets prices from national chains and professional performance companies to calculate the cost. Prices for the partridges, doves, geese and swans came from the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, while prices for ladies dancing and lords a leaping came from the Pennsylvania Ballet and PHILADANCO. A national jewelry chain supplied the cost of the five 14-karat gold rings. While many of these sources are based in the northeast, Quiroga says that because they are national institutions, the prices are aligned with those across the country. While many items remained the same as last year, 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming both saw 2.9-percent increases in 2013. Four calling birds will set back consumers $600, 15 percent more than last year. The price for eight maids a milking, the only unskilled laborers on the report, has stayed the same since 2009, the last time the federal minimum wage increased. Those in the market for pear trees will save almost $6 compared to last year, but the savings stop there. Last-minute shoppers turning to the Internet will pay $12,300 more than those shopping at brick-and-mortar stores, Quiroga says, for additional expenses and shipping. For a truly lavish holiday, true loves who buy all 364 gifts repeated in the verses will shell out $114,651.18. “Prices are increasing because of supply and demand,” Quiroga says. “While there are exceptions to given years, what’s most interesting about the history of the CPI is that over the years, the increases have averaged to 2.9 percent, exactly the same number as the U.S. inflation index. So we’re right in line with the index.” As for next year, Quiroga predicts that 2014 will look similar to 2013, but with less aggressive increase rates as the economy begins to slow down and anticipation for the federal reserve to start raising rates increases. For consumers wanting to discover more about the CPI, PNC also has launched, an interactive experience where visitors ‘build’ the gifts online, as well learn about economic trends.


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Florals are always a huge print for spring and printed denim is not going anywhere anytime soon. Carry these jeans forward with a chambray shirt for spring and a lightweight silk tank and flat sandals for summer. From Esther

I’ve talked about the power of the blouse all season. Its versatility is un-matched and this watery print is perfect for warmer months. Orange also is a big color for spring. I’m wearing this with white shorts and a cut-out wedge (one of spring’s hottest shoes). From Vie












While chain necklaces are having their moment right now, this style by Albarre is a piece that will never go out of style. Designed to lay beautifully on the clavicle and using both white and yellow gold, this necklace is one that you will reach for time and time again. From Albarre

This image is one of my favorites that we’ve ever shot, and this Alice & Olivia skirt is a favorite, as well. The flowy shape and beautiful floral print is a style that can work any time of year. I love the unexpected look of it with a chunky sweater but it’s a no-brainer paired with a simple tank, long layered necklaces and gladiator sandals for spring and summer months. From Vie

The military trend is one that is almost not a trend — we see it come and go so often. As it was so strong for fall, I can’t see it diminishing quickly. I love this take on the ‘cargo shirt’ — the black piping gives it a tailored look that would be great combined with a black pencil skirt and some black pointy heels for the office as a great transitional look. From Mac Designs

7. SAINT LAURENT LEOPARD LOAFERS My love for animal prints really knows no limits, so this was probably the easiest pick of the bunch. I love the slightly-more coverage of a loafer, especially for spring when the temps are still cool. And the black and white leopard print is a refreshing take on the usual black and brown design. This shoe will be in your closet for a very long time (which might justify the price point!). From Nordstrom

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8. RUNGOLEE NECKLACE What a gem we have in local designer, Anjali Kamra, and her globally chic line, Rungolee. While known primarily for her Indian printed blouses, her jewelry is equally stylish and unique. This necklace transforms any outfit from drab to fab and, like so many of the pieces in the Rungolee line, looks great casually or formally. From Rungolee



9. MARK & JAMES DRESS I just love this dress by Mark and James of Badgley Mishka. Despite its snug appearance, the stretchy fabric actually makes it super-comfortable to wear. I also love the color of the dress with the pink hues in the embellishment details, making it perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner or a spring charity event. From Vie

10. LELA ROSE FLARED DRESS A floral damask dress is about as timeless as they come (I always think of Grace Kelly in Rear Window). This Lela Rose dress is a gorgeous shape and the fabric is fabulously rich. Wear it with gold strappy sandals to a spring wedding, with a cropped cardigan and pearls for a luncheon, or a smart tailored blazer and one of your favorite statement necklaces for an after-work event. From Nieman Marcus


11. BALENCIAGA BAG Balenciaga has been making modern iconic bags for more than a decade now. Known for the use of lush leather with a rocker edge, its latest bag, the Le Dix, is a departure from the Classic style. Ladylike and structured, the Le Dix was one of the most covetable bags for fall and will be something you will keep in your family for generations. From Nieman Marcus




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A Holiday Message from IEM Ministries “Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10 The Angel of Bethlehem Declared

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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulders; and his name shall be Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

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espite the immense variety of gowns being prepared for the Veiled Prophet Ball, each of the Maids of Honor will have exactly one thing in common this year, according to area dress shop owners: They will all look fabulous. “It’s very important to make sure every person—whether they’re a maid, a mother or a guest—look as beautiful as they can, whether they’re a size 4 or a 24, and to make them feel special,” says Paulette Friedman of Special Occasions, about preparing for the ball. Colors, fabrics and styles range all over the map this year, with each maid and all of the guests reflecting their own sense of style. “The most important thing is to look beautiful and feel good in what you’re wearing.”

Laying your eyes on a maid’s gown before its debut is quite a tricky task—in fact, many of the families request that the shop owners cover the mannequin displaying their gown whenever it’s not being worked on, says Marylyn Simpson of R & M Designs. It’s a little like seeing the bride’s dress before the wedding, we’re told. However, we did get a few details to tide us over until the big day, Dec. 21. Whereas 20 years ago, the styles for the maids were very structured, many of the debutantes now see it as a way to express their personality, notes Nancy Lehtman of Distinctions. “The girls are not as married to the typical ball gown. We’ve done some interesting fabrics and colors this year, and it’s a lot of fun.” She adds that her store has sold gowns for maids

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For the ladies in red, bronze, silver and also emerald green this year—with jewel tones being prominent. “It’s any color under the rainbow. But purple is a no-no for the girls who are walking,” because that color is reserved for the Veiled Prophet himself, she says. Many of the stores report more orders for gowns with straps this year than in the past, as well as slightly less glitz. But a relative dearth of rhinestones hasn’t stopped the creativity, our sources say. Marylyn and Connie Simpson of R & M Designs say attentive guests will notice a gown with 144 buttons running down the back, and another with red silk satin and red leather suede. They add that several gowns incorporate stiff horsehair to create a sculptural effect. “It’s almost like an Alexander McQueen exhibit,” Connie Simpson says. When they begin their shopping, some of the debutantes have a very specific plan for their look, while others have only a vague idea, says


Marie Brauer of Berrybridge. But in the end, each one will be unique: “I just made an appointment for 2014, and she’s not the first one,” Brauer says. “They know that once a dress or style has been picked, I remove it from the floor.” Often, the maids choose a gown from a couture bridal designer, such as Carolina Herrera or Vera Wang, she notes. The store has worked out special deals with the designers to have the gowns produced in color. “You want them to feel as unique as you can, within the realm of reality, and this year that’s really the case.”

The maids aren’t the only attendees of the Veiled Prophet Ball who go all out with their style choices, local store owners say. In a nod to their daughters’ big night, mothers often choose a dress that won’t compete for the limelight, but still shows off their style, notes Nancy Lehtman of Distinctions. “Some wear traditional ball gown-style dresses, and others are looking for a sleek, couture look. It depends on their personality and sense of style.” This year, many of the on-trend mothers, ladies of honor and former queens will be wearing made-to-order dresses, often with a bolero jacket featuring ruffles or a high collar, says Paulette Friedman of Special Occasions. Fabrics range from lace to silk, and “some of the mothers wanted a little shimmer or sparkle when they’re walking. They feel special and look fabulous.”

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It’s the day before the big event: the Veiled Prophet Ball. For those final crucial beauty steps, local experts share the best in hairstyling, facials, makeup, manicures and pedicures, to ensure you’ll look your most radiant—from head to toe.

Hannah Leigh, Blown Away Blow Dry Bar • INTRICATE UPDOS. Your hair will stand out from the crowd with a unique updo featuring various textures and points of interest, from a centered, sleeked-back look to a wavy side bun. • TEXTURE TREND. Adding braids and different sizes of curls can amp up a traditional updo. • STATEMENT MAKEUP. The classic black smoky eye always will be in—but you can make your irises pop using different colors, such as green or purple. • FACE FORWARD. Applying bronzers and highlighters to contour the whole face can play up your natural features and bring forward the best version of you.



Andree Sanders, Wellbridge Spa • FEEL FLAWLESS. For young women, mothers and grandmothers alike, Sanders recommends two facials: Dermaquest’s MangoBrite Resurfacer and G.M. Collin’s Algomask. The MangoBrite Resurfacer can be done the day of the event to brighten your skin, minimize expression lines and pore size, and tighten and firm the skin, all while exfoliating to create a canvas for flawless makeup application. And the Algomask moisturizes, provides instant radiance and reduces redness, leaving the skin smooth and ready for the big night. • GO NATURAL. Colorescience mineral makeup not only is healthy for your skin, but gives you a more natural look. • FRAME YOUR FACE. Having your eyebrows arched—two to three days before the gala to allow any redness to subside—will help frame your face. • NAIL IT. Vinylux, a one-week manicure, dries instantly in natural light, firms nails and is available in the perfect pigment to complement any evening gown. • REFRESH YOURSELF. A massage—deep tissue, Swedish, aromatherapy or hot stone—will get your blood circulating for nice coloring in the cheeks and a refreshing feeling for the event.

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Happy (and Healthy) Flight! BY CONNIE MITCHELL


RAVEL INCREASES DURING THE HOLIdays, coinciding with cold and flu season. Being cooped up in a plane with strangers coughing and sneezing their way through the flight, along with the added stress of travel and its potentially dampening effect on the immune system, can leave you vulnerable to illness. Not only are your fellow passengers’ germs health hazards, but changes in air pressure, humidity and oxygen concentration in the cabin can exacerbate chronic medical problems, says Dr. Divya Chauhan, a family physician at Creve Coeur Family Medicine and on staff at St. Luke’s Hospital. Spraying planes with chemicals like insecticides and de-icing agents also can leach some vapors into the cabin, potentially aggravating some conditions. However, your greatest threat may be sitting right behind you. “While we frequently hear about stale air circulating throughout the plane, most transmitted illness has been found to come from persons within two rows of the air traveler,” says Karen Moore, coordinator of the Adult-Gero Nurse

Practitioner program at Saint Louis University and an expert in travel health for BJC Travelers’ Health Service. “The challenge is that we, as travelers, have no control over the health of those around us, so good attention to hand hygiene and cough hygiene are very important.” Frequent hand-washing, coughing into one’s bent elbow (instead of hands) and avoiding hand-to-face contact will help reduce spread of communicable diseases. “Airborne and other over-the-counter products have long made claims of preventing illness and boosting immunity in the absence of any supporting data,” notes Dr. Richard Ihnat, a physician specializing in internal medicine with the SSM Medical Group at St. Mary’s Health Center. “Airborne, in particular, paid a $30 million fine for deceptive advertising related to their unsubstantiated claims. The best ways to stay healthy during the winter are the basic things like eating a balanced diet, exercising and getting enough sleep. Also, receiving a flu shot each year can reduce your chance of getting influenza by 70 to 80 percent.”

Chauhan notes that some especially susceptible travelers may want to use a medical-grade face mask to cover the mouth and nose. “You can also use your own pillows, blankets and headsets, if possible. Those items get cleaned regularly, but there is no way to know if germs may be embedded in the material,” she adds. Medical professionals also cite the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) when on extended flights. Sitting in one position for hours increases the risk of a blood clot forming in the leg and then potentially traveling to the heart or lungs. Continued on page 59

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Doorways to Your Heart



S BLOOD FLOWS INTO AND out of the heart’s chambers, it passes through tiny biological doorways that ensure everything flows in the proper direction at appropriate intervals. These doorways are heart valves— tissue flaps that open to let blood in and then close to prevent it from flowing backwards. The system works great unless the valve becomes too narrow or doesn’t seal properly. Valves that fail to work properly can restrict blood flow or allow it to ‘regurgitate’ back into the previous chamber. Aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve) and mitral regurgitation (a leaky mitral valve) are the most common heart valve diseases. Chest pain, swelling, shortness of breath and fainting are among the symptoms that can occur.

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“The causes of valve disease are varied and range from infection, rheumatic fever, abnormal composition of the valves, trauma, risk factors similar to the development of coronary artery disease, or other problems with metabolism,” says Dr. Alan Zajarias, an interventional cardiologist with Washington University Physicians. Regardless of the cause, heart valve disease usually is discovered either due to the symptoms listed above or by detection of a heart murmur during a physical exam. An echocardiogram can determine the type and severity of heart valve disease, which then determines the course of

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treatment. “Just like anything in medicine, there is spectrum of severity,” says Dr. Daryl Jacobs, an interventional cardiologist with St. Luke’s Hospital. “If the problem is mild, there may be no symptoms, and we may decide to monitor it over time instead of treating it right away. In more severe cases, we may need to repair or even replace the valve.” Fortunately, the techniques and technology used for heart valve repair are proven to be Continued on page 59


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NCE IN A GREAT WHILE, you stumble onto a story that is just so full of wonder and intrigue, that you have to share it: There once lived a woman born to a privileged family in the Midwest town of Salem, Ohio, who dreamed of a bucolic life and career out East. Her father was an industrialist and renowned art collector, affording her the opportunity to leave home and to be educated at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn. Preferring her grandmother’s name to her own birth name, she officially changed it at age 20. She went on to become the first licensed architect in both New York and Connecticut; and in 1926, was appointed to the American Institute of Architects Fellowship. On May 7, 1915, she survived the torpedo attack on the luxury ocean liner Lusitania—her traveling companion and maid did not. The following year, at age 49, she married a diplomat she had met 16 years earlier. Continued on page46





Continued from page 45 Who is this mysterious woman, you ask? She was Effie Brooks Theodate Pope Riddle. Born Effie Brooks Pope, Theodate was her grandmother’s name. The Hill-Stead mansion in Farmington, Conn., is the home she designed for her parent’s retirement. Theodate thought it best that her parents retire in the East so that they could be closer to ‘culture,’ so to speak. Hill-Stead, a Colonial Revival house that originally sat on 250 acres, encompasses one of the most comprehensive collections of any family home that has been preserved as a museum. The art collection is one of the finest examples of its day: Masterpieces by Carriere, Cassatt, Degas, Israels, Manet, Monet, Nicholson, Chavannes and Whistler all hang on the walls of this country manse. Theodate’s father, Alfred, made friends with many of the artists he collected, and he made it clear that he wanted only their best efforts to be included in his collection. It is extremely rare for a collection not only to remain intact after this period of time, but that it still is hanging in the original home in their original location. Theodate inherited the home from her parents; and when she passed away in 1946, she stated that the home, its contents and the grounds would be maintained “for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.” As a result, the collection of decorative arts, which includes silver, porcelain, photographs, sculpture, furniture, linens, clothing, works on paper, as well as decades of correspondence and records for the property, have all been carefully and meticulously curated and preserved along with her father’s art collection. Today, the grounds at Hill-Stead encompass 152 acres, a 33,000-square-foot house, a farmhouse, a carriage garage now used as a theater, a barn and several other buildings.


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The gardens are extensive and noteworthy. Landscape architect Warren Manning consulted on the original designs. And Beatrix Farrand, one of the most accomplished female landscape architects of the time, was asked to rework the estate’s Sunken Garden, which she did. It was restored in 1980 to her design. Theodate had a clear vision for her life, embracing every experience that came her way and making every effort to leave this world a better place than she found it. Well done! For more information go to

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Do You Have ‘Bulbs’ in Your Garden? Gardeners tend to lump all plants with underground storage organs into the catch-all label ‘bulbs.’ In the broad sense, this category includes many different kinds of plants that have fleshy storage organs and a dormant period in their life cycles. It can be very confusing for the novice gardener to learn that a bulb may not be a bulb after all! Here is a short breakdown of the different kinds of plants that are lumped into this group: True bulbs, like onions, tulips, lilies and garlic, have roots only at the base attached to an internal structure called a basal plate. Above that are very fleshy layers which become leaves and wrap around the meristem or growing tip. If you slice a bulb, you will see many layers or rings. All bulbs have a top and bottom, so they must be planted in the correct orientation to help them grow properly. Corms are similar to bulbs in that they have a top and bottom. Roots come out the bottom, but a corm is made from fat, fleshy stem tissue and may have multiple meristems or growing points. If you cut open a corm, you will find no rings. Common corms include the African gladiolus and freesia, crocus and crocosmia. True tubers contain no basal plate. They originate from stem or hypocotyl tissues. They will have no rings when cut open. Common tubers include caladium, begonia, oxalis and the regular

white kitchen potato. To divide them, the entire organ is sliced into pieces, each with a growing point we commonly call ‘eyes.’ Tuberous roots are storage organs that grow from fleshy root tissue and must have a stem attached in order to sprout out. They do not have rings. Typical tuber-rooted plants are dahlias, daylilies and sweet potatoes. Rhizomes are specialized stems that grow sideways underground or along the soil surface. Popular rhizomes include iris, ginger and—believe it or not—bamboo! To be a successful bulb grower (using the broadest sense of the word), one must recognize the type of dormancy and climate that individual plants require. Many of our temperate bulbs require winter chilling to complete their dormancy cycle. Forced flowers like Narcissus and tulips will not flower unless they have had a chilling cycle of refrigeration. But if you chill tropical bulbs, you can kill them. Most of the African bulbous plants require a dry season for their dormancy. If you keep them wet year-round when growing them as houseplants, you may destroy them. There are others that are evergreen year-round, and might have the structure of a bulb, but don’t have regular dormancy. Plants that may keep their leaves year-round would include clivia and agapanthus. Continued on page 60

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After an avalanche of marital woes, the least annoying Kardashian has thrown in the towel with her handful-of-a-husband Lamar Odom. Khloe was spotted on the red carpet sans wedding ring, and insiders say a recent event was the straw that broke the camel’s back. No one is sure if the ‘recent event’ was Lamar’s crack-bender, new allegations of infidelity or outrageous divorce settlement claims he reportedly made. That was one sturdy camel.


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Well, if the Golden Globe nominations are any indication—and they usually are—it’s shaping up to be a strange awards season. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced their picks for the best films, madefor-TV movies, television series and mini-series of 2013. Everyone seems to agree there were a few surprises, a few shocks, and more than a few snubs.

OK, now we’re talking. I have actually only seen one of these films to date, Nebraska, and I can assure you it is neither a musical nor a comedy, but who’s counting? I have high, high expectations for American Hustle and Wolf. Inside Llewyn Davis is proving to be the Coen brothers’ big comeback; and Her is the story of a heartbroken man who becomes caught up with a female entity created by an advanced operating system. I’m getting a Lars and the Real Girl vibe.

BLAKE LIVELY AND LEIGHTON MEESTER Rumors are flying that the two Gossip Girl co-stars no longer are on speaking terms. It seems Leighton is totes peeved at her BFF because Leighton was all kinds of supportive when Blake married Ryan Reynolds; and now that Leighton is engaged to BF Adam Brody, Blake is blowing up her phone, throwing all kinds of shade about their relationship by saying Adam’s all NBA when it comes to women. I just don’t understand that. No, literally, I don’t understand that.

ONE DIRECTION After being mobbed on the East Coast, the heartthrobs found some peace and quiet in the unlikeliest of places: Sesame Street. The boys stopped by to visit with Big Bird and film an episode of the show. In an unrelated story, a PBS day-player was assaulted walking to a shoot last week as six 12-year-old girls trampled him and then deftly slipped ninja-style into the Big Bird costume he was carrying.

KEVIN FEDERLINE The former backup dancer and more notably, Britney Spears’ sperm donor, is preparing for his sixth child. You read right: Baby No. 6 should be arriving early next spring. Federline has two children with girlfriend Shar Jackson, two with ex-wife Spears, and this will be his second with wife Victoria Prince. It’s kind of wholesome and traditional, if you stop to think about it. His kids already are going into their father’s family business: famous for nothing.

Best Motion Picture, Drama 12 Years a Slave Gravity Captain Phillips Rush Philomena Right off the bat, eyebrows are raised. If these five films were showing at the cineplex, I think I would stay home. Not that they are not good movies, I just wouldn’t see any of them twice. 12 Years a Slave is a brilliantly acted film with mediocre direction and a gruesome true story. Gravity is profound and symbolic; but at the end of the day, it’s Sandy Bullock floating around in space, pondering. Captain Phillips is a Davidand-Goliath tale with Goliath winning. Rush is a forgettable story about an unremarkable racing rivalry. And Philomena is a painful story of forced adoption wrapped in the cheery guise of adventure comedy. The big snub here was Lee Daniel’s The Butler. Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Nebraska American Hustle The Wolf of Wall Street Inside Llewyn Davis Her

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips Robert Redford, All is Lost Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom This is a two-man race between the actors bookmarking the list. Ejiofor has been called a lock since the film previewed, and Elba’s moving performance will certainly garner attention in the wake of Mandela’s recent passing. For the rest: McConaughey delivers his standard cocky Texan; Hanks, his thoughtful father-figure. Robert Redford has one line of dialogue as the sole actor in his almost two-hour film, prompting the question, if an actor doesn’t speak in a film nobody saw, can he win an award? Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Bruce Dern, Nebraska Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street Christian Bale, American Hustle Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis Joaquin Phoenix, Her This branch of the acting tree seems to eclipse its more highly regarded brother. All five ‘comedy’ performances are garnering heaping praise. Once again, Christian Bale proves that he is a chameleon behind the camera. Continued on page 54

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Hannah Senesh BY MARK BRETZ


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks Judi Dench, Philomena Kate Winslet, Labor Day It’s difficult to imagine anyone but Blanchett walking away with the award; her modern-day Blanch DuBois is haunting. That, and the three Brits sort of cancel each other out—and Bullock’s performance fades with each passing day.

Hannah Senesh was born in 1921, the only daughter of a Hungarian journalist/playwright and his wife. An experience with antiSemitism in her early teens awakened her interest in Zionism. Following her education, she lived on various kibbutzes in Palestine, where the mundane chores she was assigned proved tedious. Learning about a military unit being organized by the British to parachute behind enemy lines, Hannah enlisted as one of just three women in the 37-soldier outfit. After months of fighting in Yugoslavia, she entered Hungary, where she was immediately captured. Subsequently she was imprisoned, interrogated and executed for treason at age 23 in November 1944, leaving a legacy of insightful poetry, admirable courage and a passion and commitment to Zionism.

HIGHLIGHTS Playwright David Schechter’s one-woman show is a beautifully textured and superbly told tale, as evidenced in the richly rewarding presentation now being performed by New Jewish Theatre. Director Kat Singleton and actress Shanara Gabrielle capture the vibrant essence of this singular young woman, whose exploits live on in Israeli history and literature. Schechter’s drama, developed in collaboration with Lori Wilner and adapted from Senesh’s own diaries and poems, is absorbing theater throughout its 90 minutes of stage time, hauntingly etched by Gabrielle. Bracketing her portrayal of the fiery freedom fighter is a pair of meticulous interpretations of Hannah’s surviving mother, Catherine.

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Aided immeasurably by dialect coach Joanna Battles and consultant/language coach Noemi Neidorff, Gabrielle speaks through a thick Hungarian accent as she relates Catherine’s painful reminiscences of her strong-willed daughter. Jimmy Betts adds his own chilling touch in a brief scene as a Nazi soldier who captures Hannah and brings her to prison in the starkest light of reality. Singleton’s direction is sure and steady as she carefully orchestrates Gabrielle’s balletic effort, bolstered by the work’s affecting compositions.


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Meryl Streep, August: Osage County Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said Amy Adams, American Hustle Julie Delpy, Before Midnight Greta Gerwig, Francis Ha This category gets my hackles up. Yes, Meryl Streep is the grand dame of the American cinema, but if you can’t make a better dysfunctional family dra-medy than Terms of Endearment (and you probably can’t), then don’t bother. Enough Said was an awful movie and Julia Louis-Dreyfus played menopausal Elaine. Greta Gerwig is delightful in a film nobody will see; and Julie Delpy is now finally getting noticed as this romantic trilogy comes to an end. As if the HFPA didn’t need another reason for Adams to be the lock here: This is her fifth nomination.

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Looks like one of our favorite chefs will be leaving the Lou soon: It’s been announced that FABRIZIO SCHENARDI, executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, will be heading south this coming spring to help open up a new Four Seasons property at Disney World in Orlando. In the meantime, the search is on for someone to fill his sizable culinary shoes. He’ll have some familiar company in his new gig: Local Four Seasons food and beverage director STEPHEN WANCHA also will be moving to the same property, which is scheduled to open for business this summer. We’ll miss you both! Burger fans, rejoice! The second Five Star Burgers location is now open for business at 312 South Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood.


Chef JOHN DILL has been tapped to be exec chef at Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights. He has plenty of casino experience, having served as executive chef at Circus Circus in Las Vegas and as director of food and beverage at Boomtown Casino in Biloxi, Miss. Welcome! Celeb chef, THOMAS KELLER of The French Laundry fame, is now selling gluten-free products under the name Cup4Cup, and they’re available locally at the Schnucks Des Peres store and all Dierbergs locations. Products include multi-purpose flour, pizza crust mix, brownie mix, and pancake and waffle mix. Looking for a sweet gift idea? Piccione Pastry is offering a variety of holiday pastry boxes just in time for the season. Choose from a variety of flavors like cassata cake, crostada, panettone, panettone or peppermint meringue cookies. Orders can be picked up in-store or Details at The fourth annual Freeze-Que Barbecue Competition will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from noon to 6 p.m. at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves. Some 40 teams will compete for a variety of prizes. The event is a fundraiser for Rainbows for Kids and Operation BBQ Relief.

Herbie’s Vintage ’72

Simply Classic SINCE ITS BEGINNINGS IN THE EARLY 1970S, Herbie’s Vintage ’72 (originally Balaban’s) has been a dining destination for locals and visitors alike, anchoring the northern end of Euclid Avenue in the Central West End. The current incarnation boasts plenty of ancillary amenities like private dining and a cigar club, but regardless of the additional accoutrements, at Herbie’s, the food still is very much the focus. Herbie’s has long been one of our favorite rooms, equal parts comfort and class, and provides an atmosphere that’s amenable for a last-minute dinner or celebrating a special occasion. The enclosed ‘sidewalk cafe’ section provides good people-watching opportunities and allows for a quasi-patio experience all year round. For dinner service, two menus are available: one featuring larger plates and the bistro menu, which offers more casual fare. We opted for the main dining-room menu this time around. There also are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian items to be had, as well. A cup of the soup of the day started us off, a mild Tomato Soup ($4) that was both simple and delicious, and a tasty antidote to the blustery winter weather. It’s hard to find a restaurant that hasn’t incorporated kale into their salad selection, though Herbie’s Kale Salad ($9) is a real standout from the crowded field, thanks to the subtle crunch of pumpkin seeds, shaved carrot and radish, and a mild miso vinaigrette. Each element is allowed to shine through, and the dressing is incorporated judiciously and treated as an ingredient in and of itself, not an afterthought.


The Wellington of Beef on the Herbie’s menu is almost legendary, likewise, the Lobster Mac & Cheese. On our most recent visit, it was definitely tempting to get reacquainted with both, but two other dishes begged for attention: the BaconWrapped Quail ($28) and the Peppercorn and Coriander Encrusted Yellowfin Tuna ($29). There has been something of a bacon backlash among some chefs and diners of late, due to its overexposure on many menus. But the use of bacon in this quail dish is restrained, with just enough salt used to counter the fig glaze on the perfectly roasted birds. The two small quail were big on flavor and surprisingly filling, given their diminutive size. The tuna came with bok choy and edamame, and a green pea miso. Just a touch of heat was provided, courtesy of some soy wasabi. The crust was just spicy enough to bring out the subtleties of the fish without overwhelming it. These two dishes provide a good example of the breadth of the Herbie’s menu, which runs the gamut from traditional European fare to American comfort food to lighter Asian-inspired offerings. Simple and classic are two of the defining characteristics of the cuisine at Herbie’s. Case in point, our dessert choice, Haley’s Cupcake ($9). This red velvet delight is named after a former employee (according to our server), and is the epitome of a time-honored classic, just like the restaurant itself.

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Shop and Savor, St. Louis-Style


HERE’S A NEW KITCHEN TOOL ON store shelves this holiday season that should excite the St. Louis home chef. It’s not a fancy food processor or even a durable, super-useful knife. Co-authored by chef Clara Moore and Ladue News food writer Matt Sorrell, Shop Like a Chef is a guide for St. Louis food lovers to local products and produce, gourmet and specialty foods, and so much more in communities and neighborhoods throughout the city and county. “With this book, I wanted to encourage people to not only cook, but to get out and enjoy the shopping part of the process,” Moore says. “I think it’s important for people to think about where they are sourcing their ingredients.” Sorrell, who met Moore through his coverage of the St. Louis restaurant scene while she was working as executive chef at Local Harvest Café & Catering, points out that the guide is presented in a user-friendly format that looks at neighborhoods, equipment, types of foods and ethnicities. “We say in the introduction that this is not intended to be a comprehensive guide or history,” explains Sorrell, who wrote the Neighborhoods chapter of the book. “We are not the Missouri Historical Society by any means. But Shop Like a Chef is meant to give people an entry point to discovering our different neighborhoods. This book opens up a whole new world of creativity, in my opinion, because Clara goes into so much detail as far as all the different, little markets around town.” And for two individuals who were both born and raised in St. Louis and who thought they knew a lot about the local food landscape, this project proved there was still plenty to learn, Sorrell says. “Working on this book got me out, and I found that there are

many communities, like in North City and North County where there are so many things happening in cool, little neighborhoods—just off the main drags. Typically, when we get into our cars, we think all we have to do is drive down Manchester and pop in here and pop in there. We’re not used to making that left turn and going somewhere else.” Moore, who has been cooking since age 17 when she started her career at Duff’s, also includes a good variety of her own original recipes in the guide to provide inspiration in the kitchen. “I brainstormed about what I thought would be approachable to the home cook, but at the same time, would maybe

push them a little bit beyond that meatloaf boundary line,” she notes. With so much useful information, a good question might be: Where should this book be kept? In the kitchen, or in the car? Sorrell has that answer: “Just the other day, someone told me that their plan was to keep their copy in their glove compartment, so that when they are out and about and thinking, Hey I need to get something to make for dinner, then they could take a look at where they are and grab the book. But then there’s the recipe component—I guess people will need to buy two!” he ends with a laugh.

CLARA MOORE’S CRAWFISH STUFFING (a Midwestern take on the traditional oyster stuffing)

INGREDIENTS: 10 c crusty French bread, cubed 7 T unsalted butter 2 T bacon fat or olive oil 4 shallots, thinly sliced 6 stalks of celery, thinly sliced 1 lb crawfish tail meat (raw or precooked) 2 c chicken or vegetable stock 1/3 c dry vermouth 2 T fresh sage, chopped 2 T fresh thyme, chopped 1 t Tabasco or other hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste


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DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Arrange bread cubes on a baking sheet and place in oven for about 20 minutes. Put five tablespoons of butter, plus the bacon fat or olive oil, in a large skillet on medium heat; add shallots and celery, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. Add crawfish tail meat to pan. If precooked, simply warm the meat; if raw, cook until bright red. Add sage, thyme, salt and pepper. Cook for a minute to release the flavors of the herbs, then add stock, hot sauce and dry vermouth. Toss mixture in a bowl with the bread cubes. Let stand for 15 minutes and raise oven temperature to

400 degrees. Grease an oven-proof pan with one tablespoon of butter. Transfer the stuffing into the pan and cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. Melt remaining one tablespoon of butter. After removing the stuffing from the oven, take off the foil and drizzle the butter on top. Bake for 30 more minutes. Serves 10 to 12.

MATT SORRELL’S SHOPPING SUGGESTIONS French bread, Companion Olive oil, An Olive Ovation Herbs, Soulard Farmers Market for fresh, if available; Soulard Spice Shop for dried Crawfish tail meat, Bob’s Seafood





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JOHN & BUCKY PIZZARELLI Seven-string jazz guitar masters John Pizzarelli and his father, Bucky Pizzarelli, will play Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $15-$38. 289-4030 or

WILD LIGHTS Venture through 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

GARY RAY Country and rock singer-songwriter Gary Ray will perform at The Sheldon Concert Hall. 8 p.m. $15. 533-9900 or



ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY HOLIDAY LIGHTS Experience thousands of twinkling lights, live music, fire pits, s’mores, walking tours, the Budweiser Clydesdales and complimentary seasonal beer on the grounds of Anheuser-Busch Brewery during the holiday season. Free. 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 28. The drive-through tour will be open Sunday through Thursday from dusk until midnight through Dec. 26.

GARDEN GLOW For the firstever Garden Glow, hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate the Missouri Botanical Garden. 5-10 p.m. $6-$18. 577-5100 or


THROUGH 1/5 WINTER JEWELS For the first time in the Butterfly House’s 15-year history, Monarchs from El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly conservation organization in Costa Rica, will populate the conservatory, along with white flowers and foliage for a winter-like scene in tropical temperatures. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 636-530-0076 or


12/21 TIM O’MARA Acclaimed author Tim O’Mara will sign and discuss his latest murder mystery, Crooked Numbers, at Left Bank Books downtown. Noon. 367-6731 or

12/22 CAPTURE THE MOON Jewish Community Center (JCC) youth will star in Capture the Moon, a comedic play following the journey of a diverse group of villagers, at the JCC Staenberg Building in Creve Coeur.

12/27 KWANZAA: FESTIVAL OF THE FIRST FRUITS Experience African traditions and history, story-telling and music during Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Kwanzaa celebration. Noon-4 p.m. $4-$8. 577-5100 or


THE MOUSETRAP The Repertory Theatre presents the longest-running play, The Mousetrap—Agatha Christie’s classic ‘whodunit’ murder mystery midst a snowstorm. Various times and prices. 968-4925 or CLEARLY HUMAN St. Louis Artists’ Guild & Galleries presents the multi-media exhibit, Clearly Human, featuring traditional to contemporary interpretations of the human figure. Various times. Free. ELF Follow the orphan, Buddy, on his adventure to the North Pole in the Broadway musical version of Elf at the Fox Theatre. Various times. $25-$80. 534-1111 or


FIRST NIGHT Musicians, storytellers, dancers, magicians, puppeteers and more will be featured in the annual winter celebration, First Night, in Grand Center. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. and close with fireworks at midnight. 289-8121 or VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Tour the lavishly decorated Campbell House Museum, complete with elaborate holiday displays of trees, wreaths and garland throughout the 1851 home of Robert and Virginia Campbell. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; by appointment only beginning Jan. 1. $8; free for kids 12 and younger.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS 12/20-22 HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Enjoy your favorite carols, a visit from Santa and holiday music performed by the St. Louis Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus at Powell Hall. Various times. $25-$65. 534-1700 or 12/20-21 CHRISTMAS WITH MARILYN MCCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR. Grammy Award-winning R&B vocal duo Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. will perform a holiday show at J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Dec. 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 21. $29-$49. 636-949-4433 or 12/20-29 THE NUTCRACKER Led by artistic director Gen Horiuchi, Saint Louis Ballet will perform the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $18-$52. 516-4949 or


WEST SIDE STORY Hailed as the greatest musical love story, the classic West Side Story will be performed at the Fox Theatre. $30-$75. 534-1111 or

CHECK THIS OUT 12/23 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA For the final time, Trans-Siberian Orchestra will play the critically acclaimed rock opera The Lost Christmas Eve at the Scottrade Center. 3 and 7:30 p.m. $33 and up.

CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Meditation chant sounds 5. Toni Morrison’s ___ Baby 8. Desire 13. Bridal accessory 14. Train hopper, maybe 15. French fashion house Herve ____ 16. Giovanna d’___ (Verdi opera) 17. Aces, sometimes 18. Beautify 19. Starring Nicolas Cage 22. Bothers 23. Attention getter 24. Pool player, at times 27. Special effects, for short 29. Catch a glimpse of 33. Courtyards 34. Bias 36. Chinese ‘way’ 37. The real star of a 1975 movie 40. A hand 41. At attention 42. Trigger, for one 43. Lady Macbeth’s concern 45. ‘Don’t ___!’ 46. Two-___

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL continued from page 43 “While multiple studies have been done to determine the true risk of DVT to the healthy air traveler, the results have been inconclusive,” Moore says. “Travelers who may wish to take extra precautions to prevent DVT would be the frequent traveler, the traveler on long flights (greater than four hours) or travelers with health conditions or medications that alter blood flow such as estrogen-containing medications, obesity, pregnancy, cancer, congestive heart failure or Factor V

mutation.” DVT prevention includes hydration with noncaffeinated beverages, standing and walking every hour or so on long flights, and trying to stretch your legs and rotating or pumping the ankles to maintain blood circulation. If you have chronic health conditions, see your primary-care physician four to six weeks before you travel. All travelers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, cdc. gov/travel, with specific health tips and warnings related to various destinations.

highly successful. “There is a new technology for patients with functional mitral regurgitation,” notes Dr. Anthony Sonn, an interventional cardiologist with Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular. “It is called the ‘mitra clip,’ which is a minimally invasive way to decrease the leakiness.” Even for patients who require valve replacement, Sonn says the prognosis is good and there is no decrease in life expectancy. Artificial valves are either made of metal or animal tissue and can be placed in the heart via catheter. Prevention of heart valve disease follows the same recommendations as prevention of other types of cardiovascular diseases. “So many of my patients are overweight or obese,” Jacobs notes. “In my office, I talk to patients most often about weight loss and salt intake. We only need about 2,000 milligrams of salt daily, but people get much more than that. Too much salt can cause high blood pressure and stiffening of the arteries, which can contribute to heart valve disease.” If you experience symptoms, don’t simply assume they’re due to aging, Sonn notes. See your primary-care physician for a physical exam and referral to specialists, if needed.

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The Gardens at Malmaison & The Studio Inn

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continued from page 18 amazing view of the Missouri River and the village of St. Albans,” Herzog says. “This new vineyard on the sloping hill below it will add another scenic backdrop, emphasizing the beauty and romance of the venue.” During construction, The Gardens will continue to offer lunch and brunch service on the weekends, as well as host catered parties and other events. Shopping in the expanded boutique also will remain open to guests. “There will be soft closings of certain areas and venues throughout the construction,” Herzog notes. “Guests should always call ahead to make reservations.” Herzog hopes the improvements will highlight the magnificent scenery of St. Albans and attract more visitors to the area. “Exciting changes are ahead. We are eager to get the work completed so we can start a new chapter in St. Albans’ storied history.”

LN Landscape The purpose of the Women of Achievement Award is to recognize and honor women of diverse cultures, roles and accomplishments who have demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the St. Louis region through significant voluntary contributions. A committee of community leaders will choose ten honorees to be recognized at the Women of Achievement luncheon on May 15, 2014. Nomination forms are now available. Deadline for nomination is January 13, 2014. To nominate simply go online to For questions call 314-421-2005

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continued from page 48 The World in Our Gardens The educated gardener may travel, read and experiment to learn the limits and opportunities of their own garden or windowsill. We are lucky to have trial beds, international landscapes and protected glasshouses at the Missouri Botanical Garden to give us new ideas and fresh plant varieties to invigorate our gardening palette. Later in the spring, I’ll share more about the newest daisies from South Africa. In the meantime, you might enjoy reading or gifting Cape Bulbs by Richard L. Doutt (Timber Press). It is a good armchair companion and an authoritative guide to learn about the beauty, care and culture of South African bulbs, tubers, corms and rhizomes.

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE AFRAID OF THE STOCK MARKET? ME TOO! 12% INTEREST I Finance Rehabbers on Wholesale House Purchases. Looking for Investor Partners. 314-920-1650 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 For Sale By Owner DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT Approx. 65 parking spaces. SE corner 14th & Martin Luther King. Contact Teresa 314-556-6360 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

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 ERRANDS ETC. Your Holiday Helpers Let us ease your holiday tasks, with: ï Shopping ï Decorating ï Wrapping ï Shuttle To/From Airport And all your other holiday needs! Call 314.721.0908 or 314.803.3106 Or Email: $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers!

SERVICES SIMPLE MOVES We Specialize In Small Moves. We charge by the hour or the piece, house to house or room to room. Bonded & Insured. Packing Available. 314-963-3416 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

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

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.


Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial 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

FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200 AM

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

Tree Service Professionals Trimming, Deadwooding, Reduction, Removals, Stump Grinding, Year Round Service & Fully Insured Call Michael Baumann for a Free Estimate & Property Inspection at 636.375.2812 You'll be glad you called!

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TREES Trees Trimmed & Removed

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

(636) 274-1378 314-725-6159 Tim Gamma

ISA Certified Arborist Fertilization, Trimming, Pruning & Spraying


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

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COLLECTOR WISHES TO PURCHASE Gun Collections - Old and New Antiques of Any Type Fishing Tackle Call Steve Lapin 314-571-9427

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

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

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WINDOWS 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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SPEND NEW YEAR'S IN VAIL VALLEY 4BR, 4.5BA, Private Residence in Prestigious Gated Community Just Became Available. Shuttle from Front Door to Lift. Shopping & Restaurants Near by. Backs to Snow-Covered Woods & River. Call 314-603-4500 or Email

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



GULF COAST CONDO Carillon Beach, FL, Destin Area 3BR, 3BA, 3 Pools, Tennis Courts and so Much More! Great Rates. Available NOW! Call Dave at 314-922-8344 For Pictures Please Visit

RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR FELLOW ST. LOUISIANA'S OFF KEY LARGO, FLORIDA Luxurious 2BR, 2BA Condo on Level Protected Ocean Front at Ocean Reef Club. Available by the Month Beginning January 18. Transportation Provided from MIA (1 hour drive) or use our Air Strip. Can accommodate Jets. 2-18 hole golf courses in walking distance, but use a golf cart everywhere on this private island paradise. Excellent Sail & Bone Fishing, Swimming, Snorkel-Dive, On our end of Penne Kamp Reef. Tennis, Spa & Gourmet Dining. Shopping includes: Orvis, Leggeado, Sandpiper & More. You will have assigned dockage by your Condo for boat owners. 14K per month. Qualified Persons, Call 305-299-0005 (cell)

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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


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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.

















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739 Stonebluff Court Chesterfield • $749,000 Mary Gettinger 314-378-3173

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Wishing You A Very Happy Holiday Season From Your Friends at the Coldwell Banker Gundaker Town & Country Office We are here to help with all of your real estate needs.

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