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Ladue 10 Fieldstone Trail $2,000,000 Gorgeous 6800+SF 5 BR 7 BA 6yrs old Mary Gentsch 314-993-8000

Ladue 10 Fair Oaks $1,600,000 Lovely custom-built 2 story on 2+ acres! Bud McCain 314-821-5885

Ladue 1 Glen Creek $1,600,000 Newer home 1st floor MBR 3 fireplaces Patrick Kelly, Jr. 314-993-8000

WiLdWOOd 690 eatherton $1,299,000 Terrific home on 14 private acres Mary Gettinger 636-394-9300

TOWn and COunTry 1865 South Mason $1,295,000 Extraordinary home on 3 acres Mary Beth Benes 636-394-9300

BaLLWin 224 Meadowbrook Country $1,149,900 Sophisticated & elegant villa home Brenda Zilka 636-394-9300

Creve COeur 12801 Bellerive Springs $1,049,000 Gorgeous palatial 1.5 story. Caroline Fort 314-878-9820

OLiveTTe 9565 Old Bonhomme $999,500 Newer 1.5 story 4 BR 4900 SF Ladue school Steven Mathes 314-993-8000

Creve COeur 10370 White Bridge $900,000 Old world charm & modern amenities Margie Kerckhoff 636-394-9300

Ladue 36 Godwin $895,000 Enjoy the ultimate Ladue remodeling Maya Kefalov 314-993-8000

KirKWOOd 1520 Frances $889,000 Stunning custom homes on 2 acres! Sue Wolter 314-821-5885

TOWn and COunTry 11 ridgecreek $799,000 Charming 5 bedroom 1.5 Story! 1.64 acres Mary Gettinger 636-394-9300

LaKe ST LOuiS 47 northmoor $760,000 Fabulous Lakefront 2 story Wanda davis 636-561-1000

ST aLBanS 550 deer valley $725,000 Richly appointed 1.5 story Private Lot Kathy irvine 636-532-0200

FrOnTenaC 2261 Croydon Walk $675,000 Privacy luxury and security 4000SF Maria elias 314-993-8000

GLendaLe 8 Highland $649,900 Wonderful renovation! 3400 SF Cindy Coronado 314-821-5885

ST LOuiS 25 South Spoede $635,000 Completely updated on 1 acre lot. John Spellman 636-441-1360

CHeSTerFieLd 469 Whitestone Farm $599,000 Exceptional 1.5 Story. 5 BR, 4.5 BA Gay Gordon 636-394-9300

CHeSTerFieLd 14644 Summer Blossom $575,000 Gorgeous curb appeal! Chesterfield Marilyn Salzman 314-878-9820

CHeSTerFieLd 14072 Woods Mill Cove $499,900 Elegant villa, 1st floor master Karen erlanger 314-993-8000

deS PereS 12731 Wynfield Pines $474,000 Gorgeous atrium ranch. 4BR, 3.5 BA. Chrissy Krewson 636-394-9300

CLayTOn 7687 Shirley $435,000 4 BR 3 BA updated Clayton home Susan Murray 314-993-8000

GLendaLe 1010 north Berry $425,000 Classic large glendale home w/1.4 acres Sue Williams 314-965-3030

O FaLLOn 207 irish Hound $395,000 Elegant & spacious 1.5 story 4BR/3.5BA Gina Genovese 636-532-0200

Creve COeur 16 Haven view $359,900 Spectacular floor plan, updated kitchen. Helen reid 314-993-8000

univerSiTy CiTy 7030 delmar $350,000 6 BR home in historic district Joanne iskiwitch 314-993-8000

CLayTOn 7633 Carswold $349,900 Old world charm & super renovations Karol Plawsky 636-394-9300

WeBSTer GrOveS 15 Glenoak $345,000 1.5story stucco 4BR/2 BA is must see! Carole Bernsen 314-965-3030

GLendaLe 843 yosemite $339,900 Outstanding 4 BR 2+BA, 2108 SF updated Mary Cella 314-993-8000

CLayTOn 200 South Brentwood 8a $299,000 Granite galore in park tower condo elizabeth Loeb 314-993-8000

Creve COeur 1006 north Spoede $295,000 Briarcliff condo 2182 SF Ladue schools Steven Mathes 314-993-8000

univerSiTy CiTy 7236 Stanford $265,000 Fab kitchen wood floors, open, deck Bill Herbert 314-993-8000

eureKa 1646 Grace view $259,900 Sensational spacious 2 story 4BR 3BA Kathy irvine 636-532-0200

aFFTOn 9152 vasel $169,900 4 BR 2 BA brick home gorgeous kitchen Mary Cella 314-993-8000

ST LOuiS 3505 Commonwealth $144,900 Charming cottage, updated kitchen, fenced Suzanne Skelly 314-993-8000

Creve COeur 508 Coeur de royale 102 $104,500 2 BR 2 BA condo Creve Coeur 1710 SF Steven Mathes 314-993-8000

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Honoring Moments Mom of the Past by y Celebrating Them hem iin n the Pr Present At Parc Provence, Residents benefit from a person-centered approach. “Activities-based programming” is a popular phrase in long-term care, but no one offers the quality and quantity of care that Parc Provence does. As part of the award-winning Gatesworth Communities, Parc Provence sets new standards for dementia and Alzheimer’s care.

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SOCIETY IN A FEW DAYS, THE CITY OF CLAYTON WILL KICK OFF ITS centennial year, and it’s only fitting that we, as a community, join in on the celebration. For the past 100 years, Clayton has led St. Louis in many ways, including being designated a Green Power Community (the first in Missouri and one of only 38 in the U.S.), and being among the first in St. Louis County to adopt a smoking ban in public areas. As our editorial staff gathered information for our Clayton Centennial pages, we uncovered many other notable things: Clayton’s population 100 years ago was at 1,948. Today, it totals approximately 16,000. Back in the day (circa 1930s), a sandwich at the Parkmoor cost $0.17; a cherry Coke, a nickel. And yes, I agree, we all miss the Parkmoor. But we have a host of newer favorites—too many to mention. Indeed, Clayton is on to bigger and better things, and ready for the next 100 years. Our Special Section begins on p. 29.

FEATURES LADUE LIPS Students and staff at Churchill School recently unearthed a 40-year-old time capsule, filled with photographs, letters and historical archives. The time capsule was placed behind the cornerstone of the old Churchill School in 1972 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building, formerly occupied by Price School.


While Clayton was incorporated into a city in 1913, its presence was established long before it became official. The city took roots in 1877, when Ralph Clayton donated 100 acres of farmland and the Hanley family added four more. The fact that 36 years passed before Clayton became an official city was especially intriguing to Mary Delach Leonard when she wrote Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story, just in time for the centennial anniversary.

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WEDDING WISDOM Have you ever visited the Campbell House downtown? Now known as the Campbell House Museum, the property has most of the original furnishings; and this month, it is done up in its Christmas finery. Exquisite, incredible work has gone into re-doing the home in the original colors in the walls and carpets. It is St. Louis’ hidden jewel box.


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ON OUR COVER: On Feb. 1 at its eighth annual Pillar of Strength Award Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton, Epworth Children and Family Services will honor Susan and Danny Ludeman and Wells Fargo Advisors for their commitment to the organization. Pictured on the cover: Epworth youth Brittany and Donta with Danny and Susan Ludeman. For more information, call 918-3401 or visit STORY BEGINS ON PAGE 18.

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Contr ibu tor s Pat Raven Raven has a doctorate in ornamental horticulture and LN Landscape co-author Julie Hess is senior horticulturist at the Missouri Botanical Garden. “My wish is that every St. Louisan would do something nice for a total stranger every day — from letting someone change lanes to dropping off groceries at the food pantry,” Raven says. “We could make our city supportive for all.”

John Sullivan Sullivan has partnered with Ken Miesner for more than 25 years at Ken Miesner’s Flowers at Plaza Frontenac. “St. Louis, our biggest treasures are the vibrant, creative and culturally diverse people here. My wish is that we all will realize what a wonderful home we have, and utilize and appreciate all the aspects that make St. Louis the first-class city that it is.”

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Outstanding location in a much sought after neighborhood! This updated home is situated on a very private lot at the back of a cul-de-sac. First time on the market in 33 years, this center hall Colonial has a large family room addition with two brick terraces flanking it. The screen porch off of the living room adds to the quality outdoor space. The sunny eat-in kitchen features updated appliances, a large center island with breakfast bar, and adjoining breakfast room. On the second floor is a large master suite with private bath and large walk-in

closet. Three additional bedrooms and two baths are also found upstairs. The finished lower level offers a rec room, a full bath and large cedar closet. A well-maintained slate roof accents the original structure. Other impressive features include a Kohler 17kW generator and an unfinished walk-up attic space with the potential for a private office, technology room, or perhaps an artist studio. With a reasonable offer, the owner will consider a $10,000 credit to buyer at closing for closing costs and prepaid items.

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ARIETY CHILDREN’S Theatre brought the classic Broadway hit Annie to the Touhill Performing Arts Center. This year’s production featured a diverse 80-member cast, including 24 Variety kids, a professional orchestra and Tony-nominated director Lara Teeter. Twelve other Variety kids contributed their skills backstage. The production’s sold-out three-day run began with a grand opening VIP reception, attended by Variety president David Steward and wife Thelma (2012 Variety Woman of the Year), Greg and Lisa Boyce, Starlight sponsors Ken and Nancy Kranzberg, and executive director Jan Albus, among others. More photos on page 64

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ARIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL’S FIFTH ANNUAL Girls Night Out was held in the Starlight Room of The Chase Park Plaza, where guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, along with a performance by the Marian Middle School Choir. Attendees also had the chance to win items from Tiffany and Co., Brown Shoe, Kate Spade and more. More than $83,500 was raised to support the school and its commitment to serving girls of all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds. Among those present were school president Maureen Herrmann and event chair Susan Conrad.

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RECEPTION WAS HELD FOR playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner, the recipient of the 2012 St. Louis Literary Awa rd f ro m S a i n t L o u i s University Library Associates. Held on the university’s campus in Pere Marquette Gallery, the event benefited the Saint Louis University libraries. Best known for his two-part Pulitzer Prizewinning epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Kushner also has received many other awards for his work as a writer, producer and playwright. Also honored at the reception was Ina Seethaler, who was presented with The Walter J. Ong, S.J. and the Jane von Kaenel Memorial Award.

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Dr. Patrick and Mary Ann Hogan, Tony Kushner, Marilyn Sheperd

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Childhood mishaps can quickly turn into a parent’s worst nightmare.

Trauma is the number one cause of childhood fatalities in the United States. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we know that even the smallest accident can become much more serious. As the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Missouri and Illinois certified by the American College of Surgeons, we’ve made it our responsibility to protect the children of our community and provide them with the highest level of care possible. Because being prepared means preventing the worst.


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The Black Rep



HE BLACK REP RECENTLY CELEbrated 20 years of performances at the Grandel Theatre with the Grandel Gala, featuring the St. Louis premiere of the play, Anne & Emmett, by Emmy-nominated journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. The play imagines a meeting between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Tom and Carol Voss and Dr. Tim and Kim Eberlein co-chaired the event, with honorary co-chairs Janet and former secretary of defense William Cohen.

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NNIE WERSCHING, BEST known as FBI agent Renee Walker on the hit TV series 24, has established an endowed scholarship in the name of her parents, Frank and Sandy Wersching (class of ‘65). The scholarship’s premiere fundraising event recently was held at the central West end home of Mary Strauss. The Werschings, former owners of the St. Charles Theatre and Opera House, have made significant contributions to the St. Louis arts community throughout the 1970s and 1980s. St. Louis Cares Southeast Alumni’s mission is to perpetuate and grow the relationship between the people of St. Louis and Southeast Missouri State University.

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Our Residents amaze us every day. We’d love to meet your amazing family member. To learn more, please call Christina at (314) 993-2221.

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One of St. Louis’ most fascinating Nativity displays can be found at the home of KEN MIESNER and JOHN SULLIVAN, where, for the past few decades, the couple has amassed a collection of pieces from their world travels and visits to antique shops. Their Italian Nativity figurines are housed in a canvas-lined niche dating back to the early 19th century. There are plenty of sheep, as the pair has collected the animals from various stops, including the Vatican, Germany and Austria. But perhaps one of the most cherished figures came from an unlikely place during a trip to Ireland. As Sullivan recalls, he and Miesner realized at the last minute that they had forgotten about purchasing a sheep figurine. Sullivan hurriedly found one—an eraser from the Shannon Airport gift shop. The Irish lamb now holds a prized spot next to the Virgin Mary.

Some terrific news came out of the recent St. Andrews AgelessRemarkable St. Louisans 10th anniversary gala: MARVIN WOOL (a 2003 Ageless honoree) and his wife, HARLENE, gave the St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation a fundraising boost by announcing a $50,000 matching-gift challenge during the Nov. 11 event at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The couple’s challenge was met enthusiastically, netting the foundation an additional $100,000 to benefit more than 8,000 area seniors served by the agency each year.


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Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis has named its 2013 Man and Woman of the Year: Edward Jones managing partner JIM WEDDLE and arts supporter NOEMI NEIDORFF are being honored for their active role in shaping the community for the better. Their efforts will be recognized during Variety’s annual Dinner with the Stars, planned for April 27.

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Jim Weddle and Noemi Neidorff with Variety kids Gracie and Josiah

A big birthday is in store for RAJA the elephant. The Saint Louis Zoo’s 5-ton bull elephant is turning 20 years old, and everyone is invited to celebrate! Raja, the first Asian elephant born at the Zoo, has now sired three female calves with a fourth on the way. Look for a giant birthday cake, along with some of Raja’s favorite things like cereal, melons and popcorn, at the festivities, which begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, in River’s Edge, weather-permitting.

the more the merrier elleard heffern’s signature sterling bangles are the perfect way to round out your holiday shopping. they’re stunning, yet simple, and you can pick up a set of seven for just $250 (two sets shown.) Churchill students Catherine Cleary, John Grindstaff and Genevieve Greer examine items retrieved from the 1972 time capsule.

or purchase them individually in 18-karat yellow gold from $700.

Students and staff at CHURCHILL SCHOOL recently unearthed a 40-year-old time capsule, filled with photographs, letters and historical archives. The time capsule was placed behind the cornerstone of the old Churchill School in 1972 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building, formerly occupied by Price School. Churchill School, which moved into the old building in 1984, has been at its current location since 2007. Among the documents found: a ‘History of Price School, 1872-1972,’ a paper written in 1937 and delivered by Miss Erna Copeland during the fall meeting of the Price School Association in 1937, and a 1973 declaration from school superintendent Charles McKenna commemorating Price School’s 100 years.

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Empowering the Future THE YOUTH SERVED BY EPWORTH CHILDREN and Family Services were tired of sitting in educational limbo each time they had to transfer high schools. For those in foster care, moves from one home and school district to another are not uncommon, but they meant waiting several weeks—and falling further behind in classwork—while records were transferred. Those students decided to fight for a change, and with the help of Missouri State Representatives (and Epworth board members) Rick Stream and Jeanne Kirkton, Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1577 into law, expediting the transfer of high school records for foster care children. The moment, several years in the making, took place at Epworth, and its importance did not go unnoticed by CEO Kevin Drollinger. “One of the things we can do is empower youth and show them that they do have control of their environment and can have brighter futures. If they work within the system the right way and follow the path, they can move mountains.” The idea of empowerment is key to Epworth’s BY LAURA GRAESSER


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philosophy, starting with its tagline, Where kids find strength. The nonprofit organization has deep roots in the St. Louis community, as it was established in 1864 as Wesleyan Orphan Asylum to help children affected by the Civil War and the cholera epidemic. Today, Epworth serves 5,000 children and families each year, providing a range of services from residential treatment to emergency shelter to independent living programs for those affected by behavioral, emotional or psychological issues, or who face homelessness. More than eight out of every 10 children have suffered some form of abuse, and many come from single parent homes, Drollinger says. “We don’t ever go in with a cookie-cutter approach. Our goal is to put together services that are exactly tailored to help that child and family so they can function as successfully as possible in the community.” In early 2012, the Family Support Network organization was brought under the Epworth umbrella, and the move has been a success, with the prevention and early intervention services

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helping families from the onset. From fighting for legislation to graduating from college and finding successful employment, Epworth has made a difference in many Continued on page 65

“You get more for your money here than the other places I looked at. At first I thought The Gatesworth was too fancy for me, but after visiting I saw it with different eyes. It is such a pleasure to live here.” ~ Resident Kathryn Stinson

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Flourish for Fundraising Persons of Interest: Allen Allred AREN’T YOU ROBERT DUVALL? ST. LOUIS attorney Allen Allred gets asked that question a lot. Put their pictures side-by-side; and yes, they could be brothers! Some people, including comedian Jay Leno, believe the resemblance is uncanny. “The first time Jay Leno came to the Fox, he was standing with me and Bob Costas in the lobby,” Allred recalls. “So here I am, between Leno and Costas, and Leno looks at me and says to Costas, Isn’t this the guy who was Tom in The Godfather?” But their looks are probably where the similarities end. Allred is well-known in legal circles as a longtime partner at Thompson Coburn, but what you may not know about him is that for the past 25 years, he’s spent a lot of his time helping raise money for the treatment of kids with cancer. He is the unofficial founding father and major force behind the annual Bob Costas benefit gala, and has played a big role in the establishment of the Bob Costas Cancer Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The way Allred tells the story is that he just happened to run into Costas at Busch Stadium when the famed broadcaster was doing playby-play of a Cardinals game for NBC back in the early ’80s. The relationship started pretty casually when Allred asked Costas if he would like to get involved to help raise money for Cardinal Glennon. The answer was yes. “Then, about a year later, I asked Bob if we could do an event and put his name on it—he agreed. Our first event was at the Adams Mark. Ten years later, we moved to the Fox, and Bob got Jay Leno and the great Tony Bennett to headline,” Allred says. “Fifteen years later, we’re still at the Fox; and this April, we’ll celebrate our 25th event.” In that time, Allred and Costas have brought some of the biggest names in show business to St. Louis for the fundraisers. In addition to Leno and Bennett, the list includes Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte and Paul Simon, just to name a few. A strong friendship emerged throughout the years, as Allred and Costas have teamed up to help raise more than $15 million for the hospital. Allred says a very memorable moment for both of them came on the night when he surprised Costas with the announcement of the founding of the cancer center. “Bob didn’t know about it. And I’m confident that if I had gone to him before the announcement and said, Hey Bob, all this money will go to the creation of an institution with your name on it, he would have said, Don’t do that,” Allred explains. “But I remember standing on the BY PAUL BROWN


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WE ARE BEGGARS...WE NEED PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO BEG TO HELP THE KIDS—AND THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. dais at the Adams Mark when I announced it, and I saw this international celebrity double-clutched— I could see it in his face that he was so honored to have something like this with his name on it.” The Bob Costas Cancer Center opened in 1998, and Allred has assembled a team of prominent St. Louisans who keep the money coming in. They twist a lot of arms, open a lot of wallets and land big donations, including a half-a-million dollars from Centene to be the five-year title sponsor of the event. “We are beggars, B-E-G-G-A-R-S. We don’t need any more big names on the committee, we need people who are willing to beg to help the kids—and that’s what it’s all about.” Somehow, Allred also finds time to be a lawyer. He’s a top litigator for Thompson Coburn and is considered one of the best attorneys in America

who specialize in health care and hospital issues. Allred served as a captain in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and is the founder of the Missouri Friends of Injured Marines, which helps support wounded and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. “It’s a way to give back for the blessings I’ve had.” Allred says. “I have three healthy kids who have been successful; and in my own life and career, the Good Lord has blessed me. So I just hope I can facilitate some blessings for others who aren’t so fortunate.” And the work Allred and others are doing is obviously saving lives. He loves to tell the story of a former Glennon patient who survived cancer, and is now all grown up and working for Oprah Winfrey in Chicago. At last year’s benefit, she came onto the Fox stage to personally thank Costas and the supporters of the cancer center. “We had pictures of her as a child struggling through treatment; but there she was on stage with Bob—a successful and beautiful woman—and I thought, this is an example of how miracles happen every day at the Bob Costas Cancer Center. Without Bob’s efforts and the efforts of our committee, we wouldn’t have these miracles.” I’m sure even Robert Duvall couldn’t have said it any better.

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Picture-Perfect The Studio Inn and The Gardens at Malmaison


VERLOOKING GORGEOUS GARDENS, lush landscapes and the historic village of St. Albans, The Studio Inn and The Gardens at Malmaison event spaces offer outdoor beauty and elegance reminiscent of another age. “It’s like a fairy tale here,” notes owner Datra Herzog. Located 10 minutes west of Chesterfield, the destination venue boasts two distinctive settings, The Studio Inn and The Gardens at Malmaison, which annually play host to more than 100 private events, including weddings, corporate retreats, birthday and graduation parties, and bridal and baby showers. Situated against the stunning backdrop of a four-tier waterfall and the Missouri River, The Studio Inn was the storied summer home of Irene Walter Johnson, wife of Oscar Johnson—a co-founder of the International Shoe Company— in the early 1900s. “Many of our guests enjoy the historic aspect of the venue and are intrigued by it,” Herzog notes. Designed by renowned St. Louis Union Station architect Theodore Link,

the European-style bed and breakfast inn has six charming bedrooms and an event space to accommodate 140 people. “It gives guests the opportunity to get ready for their event on the property, which is appealing to many bridal parties,” Herzog says. In addition, a new cocktail patio and labyrinth landscape design recently were added to the picturesque location. “It’s an ancient design that is used to give guests a peaceful, serene feeling.” The Gardens at Malmaison is a lovely outdoor event space overlooking 5,400 acres of St. Albans’ valley. “The romance of the gardens is perfect for outdoor weddings, which are trending right now,” Herzog says. Complete with a ceremony area and reception dining and dancing spaces, as well as a bar, wood fire ovens and tenting, the venue is a one-stop destination for weddings with up to 160 guests, she notes. “There is no travel from the ceremony to the reception for guests and no time delays during the wedding.” And Herzog, along with event coordinator Sarah Brown and their staff, can accommodate additional function details, including on-site organizers, seating and elaborate meals, as the venue has its own caterer to prepare American cuisine. Other needs, such as flowers, cake or outside event planners, can be contracted out to vendors of the party’s choice. Whether you are hosting an intimate indoor party or a large outdoor event, Herzog says The Studio Inn and The Gardens at Malmaison can provide a memorable setting filled with historic and

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ave you ever visited the Campbell House downtown? It was the home of St. Louis businessman Robert Campbell, who lived there with his family from 1854 to 1938, the year the last Campbell son, Hazlett, died at age 80. Now known as the Campbell House Museum, the property has most of the original furnishings; and this month, it is done up in its Christmas finery. Exquisite, incredible work has gone into re-doing the home in the original colors in the walls and carpets. It features original china, a carriage house with the carriages, servants’ quarters and so much more. It is St. Louis’ hidden jewel box. Why would I write about this in a wedding column? After a recent visit, I thought of the wedding ceremony, clothes, reception, gifts, trousseau and all the ramifications of a Victorian wedding. What a vast change in the last 150 years! Wedding trends are constantly changing, but I feel it’s always good to look back on the best of any period. The best always will be the best. Adding some of the appealing factors of any period can give your wedding its own personal style. I’m sure the Campbell House is not open for an inside reception, but the beautiful Victorian garden, with its pergola, would make a charming place for a small ceremony. We are blessed in St. Louis, as we have literally hundreds of unique locations for ceremonies and receptions. So step out of the box for a minute: Does your wedding have to take place in the same church where all your friends were married? Does your reception have to be at the club your parents have belonged to since 1965? Do you have to have a sit-down dinner with tenderloin, Dauphinoise potatoes and haricots verts? Why not a Russian ball—or a picnic in the country? I’m not big on themes, but I love diversity. A bride who’s creative and determined is among my most interesting clients. So, if you’re getting an engagement ring this Christmas, here’s your opportunity to create a wedding that’s uniquely your own. Cut pictures from magazines to get just what you want. But you will have to be a bit flexible, as all things are not always available just because you dream them up. Just remember the best of any era is always the best. Why not have your wedding be the best it can be?

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Katherine Watt & Richard Banahan

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ob and Anne Watt of Ladue are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Berman Watt, to Richard Kyle Banahan, son of Richard and Joy Banahan of Crestwood. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of MICDS. She received a B.A. from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., in 2006 and an M.B.A. from Washington University’s Olin Business School in 2012. Katie is an account manager at Express Scripts. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Saint Louis University High School. He received a B.A. from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 2006 and an M.B.A. from Washington University’s Olin Business School in 2012. Kyle is a marketing associate at Nestle. Katie and Kyle met through a mutual friend in 2008, and became engaged on Captiva Island, Fla., in April 2012. The couple will celebrate their marriage at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis on May 25, 2013. They will honeymoon in Costa Rica, and then return to Cleveland, Ohio, where they currently reside.

ennifer Anne Bickel and Dr. William Scott Bender were married May 12, 2012 in a nuptial mass celebrated by the Rev. James Duffy at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel in Washington, D.C. A reception followed at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bickel of Huntleigh Woods. Laura Bickel, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura McGuinness and Sarah Bender, sisters of the groom, and Amber Fletcher, Erin Hamm and Whitney Miller. Jennifer is a graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Washington University in St. Louis, and is an MBA candidate at the Georgetown University School of Business. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Bender of Mattapoisett, Mass. Doug Gascon served as the best man. Groomsmen were Craig Hine, Jamie McInerney, Brian Martin, Andrew Strong and Will Rushton. Ushers were Jack Lawton, Patrick Lawton, Robert McGuiness and Chris Merrick. William completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown and is currently a fellow in pulmonary-intensive care at New York University Medical Center in New York City. The newlyweds honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. They now reside in New York City.

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rom tailored suits to custom-made shirts and accessories, today’s local businessmen really are dressing up again. And that means a strong spike in sales for men’s specialty shops like Savile Row Custom Clothiers in Clayton. The 27-year-old men’s custom clothing shop recently rebranded itself and returned to the popular Clayton Row district. And the highly visible and bustling area is producing big results, notes president and founder David Shockley. “Since moving back to Clayton in May, the business has experienced a strong uptick in sales. We get a lot of walk-in business from surrounding office buildings and restaurants.” Savile Row’s most sought-after item has become its custom shirt. “Our custom-made shirt business has just exploded since we’ve come back to Clayton,” Shockley notes. “We sell as many casual custom shirts today as we do dress shirts.” Wives or significant others commonly purchase custom shirt gift certificates for the men in their lives, he adds. Customers can come in and choose from an extensive book of 300 fabrics, as well as different types of collars and cuffs, and even

ON THE COVER Savile Row Custom Clothiers, which offers an extensive range of men’s custom-fitted dress shirts, suits and accessories, is located at 8101 Maryland Ave. in Clayton. Photo location courtesy of Gallery Six-Eighteen. For more information, call 721-7848 or visit

monogramming. “What most men are surprised to find is that there’s such a big selection to choose from,” Shockley says. Tailors then take 13 shirt measurements and ensure the fit will be to each client’s personal taste. And measurement records are retained for future use, Shockley adds. “This way, men can pick up the phone and reorder new shirts. It saves them a lot of time when it comes to shopping, so our repeat business has been really good because of that convenience.” The shop mostly offers 100-percent cotton shirts—and the recent trend has been toward patterns, such as checks, which men can wear casually with slacks or dressed up underneath a suit, Shockley says. The store’s tailored suit business is another main attraction. “Some men are coming into Savile Row for the first time and they are surprised they can buy a suit that is custom-made for the same price they can buy a quality suit off the rack,”

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Shockley says. “And with our tailoring, it will fit them better.” The store offers a range of suit styles, from two- or three-button coats to flat-front or pleated pants. Continued on page 65


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hile Clayton was incorporated into a city in 1913, its presence was established long before it became official. Born out of the separation between St. Louis city and county and the need for a new county seat, the city took roots in 1877, when Ralph Clayton donated 100 acres of farmland and the Hanley family added four more. The fact that 36 years passed before Clayton became an official city was especially intriguing to Mary Delach Leonard when she wrote Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story, just in time for the centennial anniversary. “You look at that, and wonder why it took so long for Clayton to become a city. But when you learn about the history, you discover that there was this group of people who just knew how to get things done, so they didn’t feel the need to establish an actual city with a mayor, etc.” Clayton, Missouri: An Urban Story shares the rich history of the metropolitan hub through words, photographs and facts. The book, published by local Reedy Press, is a project of the Clayton Century Foundation, and Leonard was approached to produce the text after members saw her previous work on Animals Always: 100 Years at the Saint Louis Zoo. Also having written a number of historical articles while at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, By Laura Graesser


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Leonard took on the project as chance to tell another interesting story. “It’s always fun to look at a place like Clayton and wonder how such a unique city happened,” she explains. Leonard dove into research with the help of her daughter, Melinda Leonard. A valuable resource came in the form of Dickson terry’s 1976 book, Clayton: A History, an extensive look at the city’s formation, including interviews with close descendants of the original founders. Leonard also spent hours looking up documents and old newspapers like the Watchman-Advocate on microfilm. Time spent exploring the city helped her appreciate the individual neighborhoods surrounding the business district. “The neighborhoods have these great park-like settings, and some of that goes back to the landscape architects and early

designers who came up with the plans to accentuate the land and its beauty,” Leonard says. “And today, the community has done a very good job of preserving the neighborhoods and walking the line with urban development.” In particular, the Hanley House caught the author’s attention. “It’s such a city treasure in the middle of the community, and you can walk from it right into the central business district. Its preservation speaks to the ability of the people to work together and make things happen.” As Leonard details in the book, that is exactly what occurred to spur the formation of Clayton as an official city. When community leaders found out in December 1912 about plans for neighboring University City to annex Clayton, action quickly was taken to stop the potential loss of their identity and tax base, Leonard says. By April 1913, Clayton was its own city. “Right after that was World War I, then the Depression, then World War II. The fact that they made this move and then the city was able to come into its own during such a rough period of American history shows the spirit of the community.” Leonard hopes that spirit is conveyed in the book, as the project was approached as a museum exhibit in book form with an overall view of the city’s history. “We tried to do a mix of then and now. It doesn’t delve into every issue, but it might whet your appetite and encourage you to learn more about Clayton and how it came to be.”

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Clayton: The First 100 Years

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From the Mayor’s Desk


N APRIL 7, 2013, 100 YEARS will have passed since St. Louis County Court granted Clayton a city charter. In those 100 years, the city has grown and flourished as the county seat where homes are in demand and businesses find success. As Clayton nears its centennial year, LN spoke with Mayor Linda Goldstein about the upcoming celebrations, the city’s reputation and plan for the next century. How is Clayton getting ready to celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2013? In January of this year, we held a special planning session open to the whole community, with our centennial planning committee headed up by Judy Goodman and Elizabeth Robb. With the economy and budget restraints, we decide to put a centennial twist on our existing activities and created a few new events, as well. On April 7, the actual anniversary of the city charter, we will dedicate our Shaw Park trails; then on Nov. 29, we’re having the ‘Party of the Century’ at The Ritz, which will be a great BY LAURA GRAESSER

way to celebrate at the end of the centennial year. Sometime probably in October, we also will have the ‘Picnic of the Century’ in Shaw Park, free to everyone. The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council also is sponsoring an essay contest in the grade schools and high schools, and some of the winners will be included in a time capsule we’re working on. It’s really going to be a multi-generational celebration. How has the city been able to establish itself as such a desirable community during the past 100 years? We’ve been very fortunate to have had long, steady and prosperous growth. Clayton has a unique balance between its business community and residential living, and that balance has been really important to making us a desirable community. In addition, in the business of government, we understand that people are concerned about the three ‘S’s’: city services, public safety and schools. In Clayton, we have excellent city services, our safety record is terrific and our schools are on the leading edge—that certainly has contributed to what we have today. Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein

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What is your hope for Clayton? As Clayton celebrates its centennial anniversary, LN asked some longtime Clayton business leaders about their hopes for the city’s next 100 years.









1. Margo Green, Green Cordonnier & House I would hope that Clayton will develop a nightlife. I believe the city is wonderful during daytime hours. But in the evening, people tend to go all over the county instead of coming to Clayton. I would like to see more entertainment, restaurants and stores open at night. The city should focus on making the business community thrive morning, noon and night. 2. Robert Morrissey, Clark Graves Antiques I hope Clayton continues to prosper as the prestigious economic, residential and civic hub that it is today. Clayton is a beautiful city, and I’m proud that Clark Graves Antiques is one of its oldest corporate citizens. As an art and antiques dealer who’s worked in Clayton for 30 years, and whose shop has been here for nearly 65, I have aesthetic concerns for the city. I hope its leaders make careful, thoughtful decisions that will affect the look and feel of our community for decades. 3. Alisse Camazine, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal I would hope that Clayton will be a thriving area with cultural activities that include new venues for music and entertainment. Additional areas for small theater companies would ideally be developed. It would be wonderful if there could be other activities like the Clayton Art Fair that regularly brought people into the area from all over the country and brought the community together. I also envision a high-tech courthouse that would allow the lawyers and litigants to have the courthouse they deserve (and that I will unfortunately miss). And of course, what would the area be like without bike and walking paths! Do we have to wait 100 years? 4. Stafford Manion, Gladys Manion Real Estate I can remember the Clayton of the past with a few small shops and Port of St. Louis being the only restaurant in Clayton open for dinner. In the evening, the only cars to be seen were police cars cruising the empty streets. In the recent past, Clayton has flourished into St. Louis’ premier business district and one of the most sought-after residential, shopping and dining destinations in the metropolitan area. My hope for the future is to maintain the charm and integrity of the city for those living and working here.

5. Richard Sems, PNC Bank I hope Clayton will be the seat of the joint county-city. I also hope that Clayton continues to become a financial services juggernaut—it really has the opportunity to be that in the Midwest. I also have a hope for Clayton that there will be a lot more buildings like the Centene building. In the downtown, I envision greener skyscrapers—with green parks on the roofs—replacing old skyscrapers. Clayton also has a great school system and visionary leaders, so my hope would be to continue its core competency. And I’m hopeful that Annie Gunn’s will put a place in Clayton. 6. Gene Diederich, Moneta Group A century from now, my wish is that Clayton will proudly celebrate its bicentennial, toasted by the same vibrant, progressive and innovative business and residential community that calls it home today. That its beautiful homes, natural landscapes and recreational resources endure and that it remains a center for commerce, a hub for our bustling dining scene, a steward of our environment and a wonderful mix of families, empty-nesters and corporate citizens. 7. Sherry Delo, Delo Advisors To me, Clayton is an almost perfect community. Here, business and residents function together to provide a no-deficit tax base for services that prepare young people for the future by providing superior schools, beautiful green spaces and affordable recreation. My forever hope for Clayton is for the city to retain its common-sense approach to government and to construct a long-term strategic plan to increase diversity of the citizens who live here; convert infrastructure, including residences, to green architecture; eliminate poverty; expand the city’s boundaries to allow increasing numbers of people to benefit from the city’s schools and services; expand the city’s heart—the places where people come together to shop, dine, work and play; and remain solvent. And last, but not least, may Clayton stay friendly. 8. Sam Hais, Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne My hope for Clayton is the same as my hope for our nation: Strive to keep government as honest, responsive, professional and unobtrusive as humanly possible. Also, bring back The Branding Iron Restaurant, the Shady Oak Theater and Velvet Freeze.


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Experience our creative design, outstanding quality and the best archival methods! Our experienced staff makes the process fun and the result always is the perfect balance of design and preservation to enhance your treasured artwork. Our shop is stocked with local art and unique gifts found only in Clayton. MONETA GROUP 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., 726-2300, Moneta Group provides comprehensive financial planning advice to families and businesses. By advising on everything from investments to retirement to educationplanning with only our clients’ best interests in mind, we take on the stress of managing our clients’ financial affairs so they’re free to enjoy the life they’ve worked hard to achieve.

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FIXES Fashion Hits & Misses of 2012


VERY DECEMBER, I GO BACK AND REVIEW THE ‘hits and misses’ from the season’s runway looks. This year, rather than just saying what was wrong with my ‘not-so-favorite’ looks, I wanted to single out a piece that does work, and then find items

that—in my humble opinion—work better with it. Here are my runway ‘fixes.’ BY K ATIE YEADON

Look 1

Shearling jackets are the perfect cozy staple to have in your closet. However, let’s lose the school marm dress and wear it with your favorite jeans, a soft plaid shirt and these super-cool fringe booties.

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Koolaburra bootie, $235, Esther

BlankNYC jeans, $78, Vie

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Look 2

We all know that bright colors are ‘in’ but head-to-toe blue is a tough look to pull off. I like mixing up brights by pairing the electric blue pant with this fun yellow blouse and cardi. Jazz it up with a fun and colorful necklace. Cardigan, $278, Kate Spade

Bag, $68, $68 Laurie Solet

Necklace, $228, Kate Spade

Blouse, $178, Kate Spade

Look 3

Remember when we all wore the big ‘ball-gown skirt’ with our oxfords or tees? Well, the look is back, and I like throwing a fur vest over the T-shirt with some sparkling jewels. Throw on a bootie to add to the equestrian vibe of the skirt. Christian Louboutin bootie, $1,195, Neiman Marcus


Zebra bag, $185, J.McLaughlin

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Look 4

Everyone loves a cozy cable-knit sweater, but who is seriously going to wear it with nylon baggy shorts? Instead, try these darling liberty print jeans (florals are not just for spring anymore) and some bright flats. Who says winter clothes have to be dark and drab?

Purple flats, $98, J.Crew

Liberty print jeans, $150, J.Crew Leather cuff, $20, Alixandra Collections

Look 5

I’m not sure I know anyone who would wear an entire black and gold metallic floral suit. But I do think the pants are super-fun for the holidays when paired with a matte gold sweater and some ‘of the moment’ gold loafers. Brian Atwood loafers, $295, Neiman Marcus

Sweater, $150, Michael Kors

Bag, $278, Juicy Couture

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LIV ING Look 6

I agree this dress needs to be paired with a jacket to help tone down the overt sexiness. I prefer a shorter tuxedo style (in velvet!) to give it a more tailored look, but still keep it fun with a great beaded bag and gold T-strap heel.

Rachel Zoe velvet blazer, $295, Neiman Marcus

Santii bag, $262, Vie

Yves Saint Laurent shoe, $1,095, Neiman Marcus

Chandelier earrings, $25, Alixandra Collection

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Clarkson Dental Group 1748 Clarkson Road at Baxter • Dierbergs Market Place 636-537-0065 Dr. Robert Boyle has been voted a “Top Doc in St. Louis” by other St. Louis dentists, featured in Newsweek Magazine as a “Leader in Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry” (Dec., 2011) and voted the “Best Dentist in West County” by his patients. Dr. Boyle and his staff cater to patients who expect the highest quality care delivered with a more personalized level of attention. For you, this means more time with Dr. Boyle to discuss your issues, concerns, and goals. For you, this means that Dr. Boyle provides the most comfortable dental care tailored to your specific needs. The results look great, feel great and last a long time. Dr. Boyle is not a high volume dentist. He believes his responsibility is to his patients and their health. Many years ago, there was a patient who came to Dr. Boyle only for his check-ups and cleanings. If any treatment was needed, the patient would go to a “cheaper” dentist to save money. Twelve years ago, the same patient began having Dr. Boyle do all his dental work. Recently, Dr. Boyle asked why the patient no longer went to the “cheaper” dentist? Our patient said; “When you do the work, Dr. Boyle, it never hurts, my teeth look great and your dental work lasts a whole lot longer than the work done by the other dentist”. Our patient said he realized; “Ultimately, it is less expensive to do it right. You get what you pay for.” If this sounds like the approach to dental care you are looking for, Dr. Boyle and his caring, professional staff at Clarkson Dental Group would love to be of service.


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Impress Countdown to the VP Ball LOOK FOR EVEN MORE GLITZ AND GLAMOUR AT THIS WEEKEND’S Veiled Prophet Ball. On the eve of one of the year’s most anticipated high-society events, representatives from local designer dress boutiques say shimmery gowns will be front and center. “Glitz is very big this year,” notes Distinctions in Fashion co-owner Nancy Lehtman. Distinctions in Fashion

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HE SELECTION OF THE DRESS IS ONE OF THE MOST important rituals for the young ladies attending the Ball, now in its 128th year. And this year, look for debutantes to push the envelope with unique choices that will set them apart during the traditional walk with their escorts—one of the highlights of the Dec. 22 event at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Lehtman says this year’s maids want to venture out of the box. “They want something that’s different than anyone else’s dress.” And boutiques like Lehtman’s Distinctions, located in Creve Coeur; and Special Occasions by Paulette and Teddy, in Ladue, have been busy helping fulfill the debutantes’ desire for creative fashion. Every year, shopowners have worked hard to ensure that no two dresses are alike by cataloging each designer item that is sold for the event or removing like gowns from the sales floor once one is sold. Dresses from notable designers, including Jovani, Terani and Marisa Baratelli, are going quickly at Distinctions. Jovani also is popular at Special Occasions, as well as Tony Bowls, Mori Lee and Daymor Couture. Each delicate detail of every distinctive dress is crucial—from the color, cut and style to just the right amount of sequins. Shimmery, metallic-colored dresses such as gold and silver gowns with plenty of sparkle are popular at Special Occasions, notes co-owner Paulette Friedman, while Lehtman says colors are across the board this year—as long as they have enough added glimmer, they are selling. Strapless, one-shoulder and off-the-shoulder dresses are the most sought-after styles, and there is a range of flowing gowns, as well as tapered dresses. And the most popular accent this year is the bolero jacket, to add extra flare to strapless dresses. “We’re seeing a lot of long silks to the floor with bolero jackets and a high collar,” Friedman says, adding whatever her gown choice, the Ball will give each young woman a chance to shine. “The dresses are going to be fabulous this year.”


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Nursing the Common Cold


niffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing—it’s cold and flu season in St. Louis. It’s called the ‘common cold’ because it is, indeed, perhaps the most common illness experienced by both adults and children each year. “The common cold is usually caused by a virus, most often a rhinovirus,” explains Dr. Lauren Wilfling, a Mercy Clinic family physician. “It typically lasts about five to seven days, and can cause symptoms, including nasal congestion, runny nose, low-grade fever, cough, sneezing, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and fatigue.” Antibiotics, which combat bacterial infections rather than viral ones, are not effective against colds. “The only treatment is to help control the symptoms so that you feel better until the cold runs its course,” says Dr. Elizabeth Lucas, medical director of St. Luke’s Urgent Care Centers and St. Luke’s Convenient Care. Over-the-counter medicines should be chosen to alleviate specific symptoms. For instance, acetaminophen or ibuprofen ease body aches, headache and fever. Guaifenesin helps thin out mucous that causes coughing. Dry-coughing can be controlled with cough suppressants that contain dextromethorphan (but are not recommended for children). Nasal drainage can be treated with Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra, while nasal congestion improves with Sudafed (pseudoephedrine), Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D and Allegra-D. Many cold medicines contain combinations of these ingredients to treat multiple symptoms. “Finding the right OTC medications can be confusing since there are so many different manufacturers and combinations of similar medications that they market to the public,” Wilfling says. “My advice would be to look carefully at the active ingredients listed on the box. Either limit the choices to single-ingredient medications or use combinations only for the symptoms being experienced. This will help minimize unnecessary side effects from multiple combinations of medications. In addition, generic medications provide the same relief as brand-name medications and are usually less expensive.” A variety of non-pharmaceutical remedies also offers relief. Lucas recommends using a vaporizer or humidifier to help keep the air moist, as well as thin nasal and chest mucous secretions. Drinking plenty of fluids also thins mucous, and using a neti pot to rinse nasal passages can help relieve stuffiness. And, yes, chicken-noodle soup does help. Dr. Randa Sawaf, a physician specializing in internal medicine with SSM Medical Group and on staff at SSM DePaul Health Center, says the old standby has many helpful elements. “The steam extracts the mucous congestion and makes people feel better, and the broth hydrates By Connie Mitchell


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Get a flu shot...this is a very important way to decrease serious illness in both adults and children. you and further clears mucous,” she says. “In addition, the vegetables that are in soup are a good source of nutrition and antioxidants.” However, when home remedies and medications don’t help, it may be time to see the doctor. Sawaf recommends individuals make an appointment with their primary-care physician if a fever lasts for more than three or four days, symptoms worsen (or do not clear up after 10 days from onset), or the

patient experiences bloody mucous from coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath. In some cases, a cold can be a precursor to a more serious infection, such as sinusitis, an ear infection or bronchitis. In rare cases, it can lead to pneumonia. The best strategy is prevention, Wilfling adds. She advises frequent and thorough hand-washing, staying away from others if you do become ill to avoid infecting them, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow instead of your hands. Finally, she stresses, “Get a flu shot! Flu shots are recommended for all people older than 6 months of age on a yearly basis. This is a very important way to decrease serious illness in both adults and children. Protect yourself and your family against preventable illness and call your doctor today if you have not yet received a flu shot.”


How Much is Too Much? WHEN SEASONAL SNIFFLES AND COUGHS arrive, it’s tempting to call the doctor and ask for a prescription of good, old-fashioned antibiotics to make it all better. But antibiotics are the wrong treatment for colds, flu, bronchitis, most ear infections and other common viral ailments. In fact, taking antibiotics for anything other than a bacterial infection can cause serious harm. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are becoming an increasingly serious public health concern, and misuse of antibiotics is one of the driving forces. For example, taking unnecessary antibiotics, taking those prescribed for someone else, or not taking an entire course of antibiotics even if you quickly feel better are costly mistakes. “The course of antibiotics is intended to allow the antibiotic time to completely clear the bacteria,” says Dr. Julia Young, a pediatrician with Docs 4 Kidz. “If the course is shortened, this may allow the bacteria to multiply or even develop some resistance.” In light of such concerns, hospitals and medical centers are developing teams and programs to address ‘antibiotic stewardship,’ explains Dr. Matthew Broom, a pediatrician at Danis Pediatrics

at SSM Cardinal Glennon and assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. “This describes the process of using the right (i.e., most narrow-spectrum) antibiotic, for the right amount of time, at the right dose for the appropriate clinical indication. These teams evaluate the inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antibiotics when they are not needed and talk with medical providers about the importance of judicious use of antimicrobials.” Antibiotics work by attacking bacteria directly, either killing the bacteria (bactericidal) or causing it to no longer be able to produce significant

disease (bacteriostatic). Powerful, broad-spectrum antibiotics are not indicated to treat many simple infections, Broom notes. “Over time, these habits will assist bacteria in the development of resistance against some of medicine’s strongest antibiotics.” Educating the public about the dangers and causes of antibiotic resistance has helped decrease the incidence of patients seeking—or even demanding—antibiotics for themselves or their children unless a physician believes the drugs are truly warranted. Even if antibiotics are prescribed, they may not be without unpleasant side effects or adverse events. Skin rash and diarrhea, which are rarely serious but can be very unpleasant, are among the most common side effects. “Be willing to discuss the risk/benefit of antibiotic use with your physician,” Broom says. “If it is recommended that your child needs an antibiotic, have the clinician explain why. If not, have them also define why not. Ask for a good follow-up plan if your child has a fever-producing illness and is diagnosed with a virus. Though this remains the most likely diagnosis for a common cold or upper respiratory infection, some of those children may develop or actually have bacterial infections, so good follow-up for a repeat assessment is important if the child is not improving.”


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A Florist’s Christmas



V E RY O N E H A S A different idea of how to decorate for the holiday season. And I always tell people that is the reason why we have the choice of chocolate or vanilla: Some people go all-out for the holidays to the point of rivaling the windows at Macy’s or Bergdorf’s, while others allow the season to go by without any evidence of holiday spirit, preferring to keep things rather simple. And of course, there is the stereotypical assumption

that if you are an interior designer or florist, your home will set the standard for the rest of the world to follow. Well, don’t expect to see my home in these pages for inspiration as I fall into the ‘simple’ category—a result of too many years of festooning clients’ homes for the season. However, I thought it would be nice to showcase the home of one of our area’s leading floral designers, and talk about his decor choices. Scott Cooper is a floral designer with Walter Knoll Florist. He has been a floral designer for 36 years, beginning his career at the young


age of 15 in a local flower shop in his hometown of Belleville, Ill. He shares his home, just south of the city, with his partner, Brad Fish. During the past three decades, Cooper, too, has run the gamut from ‘themed’ Christmas trees to ‘period/kitschy’ silver tinsel trees, complete with a rotating colored light that screams: We all lived in the ’60s! After many years of putting up more than one tree and draping everything with garland and ribbon (tastefully, of course), Cooper’s holiday scheme is now pared down and more sentimental. “I don’t like

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to move things and store things in order to put up my decorations,” he says. “I am too practical now and can’t stand to have my home disrupted for the sake of holiday decoration.” Cooper’s Christmas tree has gone from a 10-foot tree covered in various-sized angels and tussy mussies filled with glittering fruit and feathers to one with 368 strategically placed ornaments, each with a special meaning from travels, friends


or special occasions. “Brad puts the tree together and ‘fluffs’ it, and then it’s all mine to decorate,” he explains. A buffet serves as the plateau for a hand-painted Nativity scene that Cooper’s late mother made for him in 1977. Each piece is delicately painted and glazed with a patina to give the impression of age. Angels are a passion of Cooper’s. “Not pretty angels, but ones that really evoke a sense of spirit.” Furniture, pillows, garlands and

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paintings find homes for part of his collection. He also displays a part of his Christmas Spode dinnerware. “I bought my first pieces on a trip to England in the early ’80s. You could only get it in fine department stores and Byron Cade at that time. Now Marshalls has it. I still love it and get it out every year.” An extensive orb collection is shown on a ledge in the foyer and surrounds a trio of silver trees. The staircase is draped in garland and

dotted with red and white ornaments. The living room armoire, as well as an armoire in the kitchen, is topped with garlands and ornaments—not too much and not too little, just right. The kitchen garden window is reminiscent of stained glass with colorful ornaments, angels and glassware on display. Commercialism doesn’t visit this home for the holidays. Family, sentiment and tradition live here—and maybe just a few angels.

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From Our Garden to Yours WE LOVE GIVING GIFTS OF PLANT PRODUCTS to friends near and far. One of my favorite treasures to send is maple syrup from our relative’s farm in New Hampshire. You can find the result in giftsized cans or bottles at many local retailers. This year, with my abundance of pears, I’ve been sharing pints of homemade pear and green tomato chutney with friends and neighbors. In return, there are jars of Pop’s Pickled Pepper Paste and tins of homemade peppermint candies from the kitchens of friends now gracing my pantry shelves. Yard Art Winter is a great time to show off sculptures in a garden. I am anxiously awaiting the first snowfall to see a white cap form on our new lantern from the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Gate Shop. We put it near the house on a small stone ledge so that we can see its winter snow hat from inside the toasty warm kitchen. Like all artworks, there is a wide range in personal taste for ‘yard art.’ While I lean toward antique and stone, some of my friends prefer blue bottle trees. Julie Hess has a passion for pink flamingos. Shopping together for significant garden art pieces is strongly recommended. Wrap up a marking stake and mallet to pound it into the ground and include a gift certificate for a shopping trip together. Best New Nature Books My favorite new book for holiday giving is A World in One Cubic Foot by the extraordinary photographer David Liittschwager. His previous photo books have long graced our coffee table,

many a celebration where the gift was described on a hand-lettered coupon such as This certificate redeemable for three hours of garden-weeding. Today’s twist might be slickly done on a color printer with fancy fonts, but the end result is much the same: a promise of a future good act. Begin with a gift certificate from a local nursery or mail order seed company and then branch out. Here are some ideas for your own coupon book:

Snow-viewing lantern in the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden

but this magnificent new feast of crisp and elegant images shows all of the organisms found in one cubic foot of space from several different localities around the globe. This stunningly illustrated volume is going to live in the family room where we shall be using the book to teach our young grandson about the beauty of diversity and importance of all organisms to the ecology of our home planet. Ed Wilson’s newest book, The Social Conquest of Earth, has become Peter’s new favorite. In it, Dr. Wilson observes the evolution of ants and humans in an interesting narrative that touches on the ancient roots of civilization, warfare and religion. A must-read for any biology lover and a great lesson on life by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Peter gave me an early present in the form of Barbara Kingsolver’s new novel, Flight Behavior, about the changing migration patterns of the monarch butterfly because of climate change. Having seen the magical massing of monarchs in Michoacán, Mexico, myself, I understand the awe and majesty of this mysterious biological behavior. Promises In the days before overnight delivery, we had

Gift of Time from a Gardener to a Friend • Custom-pruning of a specimen tree, topiary or bonsai • Spring division of perennials – divide theirs or share yours • Name that plant – identification of the plants in a friend’s garden • An hour of design time – use your expertise to help a friend’s patio plan • An invasive-weed inspection and help removing bush honeysuckle Gifts from Your Garden • A bouquet of holly with berries and ribbon ready for a table centerpiece • A wreath made from your own magnolia leaves • Dried or fresh herbs – the chives, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are still out there • Rooted cuttings of Cuban oregano or potted parsley seedlings • A basket of pine cones with a bright bow to grace a coffee table Gifts for a Garden • Bird-bath heater • Wind chimes • Bat house • A new composter • Copper whirligigs or wind spinners Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Gardeners • Missouri wildflower honey for hot mint tea • Local Missouri norton or chardonnel wine • Solar powered or LED-lighted garden ornaments • Shepherd’s hook and seed feederand • A sack of no-mess, no-waste blend hulled birdseed And when all else fails, remember chocolate and more chocolate—hey, after all, it is from a plant!


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N OUTDOOR SWIMMING pool and landscaped grounds complement a bright Europeanstyle home located in a treelined Clayton neighborhood. The 4,212-square-foot home has 9- and 10-foot ceilings throughout. The gourmet kitchen offers a generous island/breakfast bar and custom cabinets. The family room, living room and dining room complete the first floor. The second-floor master suite offers a walk-in closet with an island, a marble bath with double vanity and a separate tub and shower. Three more bedrooms, a den and three full baths also are on the second floor. Design aesthetics include built-in bookcases, special millwork, and private side yard and garden enclosed by wrought-iron fencing. BY MICHAEL DE LOS REYES

A two-story home in Clayton with 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, and 3 full- and 2 half-baths is listed for $1.31 million.

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TAYLOR SWIFT AND HARRY STYLES The pop prom queen and the One Direction singer are confounding fans and paparazzi alike. Two weeks ago, they were enjoying a romantic, PDA-filled visit to Manhattan. Next thing you know, they are traveling separately as rumors of a break-up flew. Now the pair is in the English countryside together, but onlookers were describing their interaction as platonic. You know, there are these things called hobbies—stamp-collecting, watercolors, chess—all of which seem more interesting…

OLIVIA WILDE The screen siren has been seriously dating SNL funnyman Jason Sudeikis for about a year now. Now tabloids are reporting that friends and family have heard whispers of a secret wedding. Huh. So it’s true. Some women really do fall for a man who makes her laugh. I thought that was just something they said when they didn’t want to admit it was looks and money.

JESSICA SIMPSON With a newborn just out of the shoot, rumors are rampant that the entertainment mogul already is pregnant again. Simpson is currently under contract with Weight Watchers for millions. After feasting on all fast food, snacks and junk, the singer gained more than 70 pounds during her first pregnancy; and last week was spotted lunching at a fish house. Honestly, whether or not she’s pregnant is incidental. This is all just another step in her master plan to destroy the diet industry.

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WHEN I WAS A KID, WE HAD some fun Christmas traditions. For one thing, Santa Claus brought the tree. That essentially meant that my parents pulled an all-nighter Christmas Eve to transform the living room into a Macy’s holiday window. In what I now realize was a desperate attempt to get a few moments of precious sleep, my parents told my brothers and me that when we woke up Christmas morning, we could go downstairs on our own and open our stockings. Every year, I would wake at the crack of dawn and fly down the stairs to catch that first glimpse of the miracle that is Christmas. There they hung on the mantle, three hand-sewn stockings—well, four—but the one for our dog, Buttons, just had a Milk-Bone biscuit inside. My stocking, on the other hand, was bursting at the seams. Every year, I would snatch it off the hook and tear into it. Every year, I would shiver with anticipation. And every year, like the contestant who chose the wrong curtain on Let’s Make a Deal, I suddenly heard that sound, whaa whaaaa... What the…? I mean, my parents are frugal, practical people by nature. They are from hearty, pioneer stock, but this was a new low. My mother could fill a stocking for less than an hour’s worth of a minimum-wage salary. As I stared down at the array of fruit, bar soap, pencil sets and travel coloring books, I thought to myself, When I have kids, I am going to stuff the best stockings in the world! You may have noticed that when you make the transition from kid to parent, things have a tendency to come back and bite you in the rear. When my kids were born, my mother and Cranky’s godmother needle-pointed them the three most incredibly gorgeous Christmas stockings I have ever seen. They are spectacular. They also are enormous. Were I to dedicate my efforts to filling them with pricey, indulgent items, there would be more gifts and more money in each stocking than there were under the tree. So I made myself a cup of hot cider, spiked it with whatever was convenient and took a page from my mother’s playbook. Let me talk you through it: The fruit is key—oranges are the best, but any non-bruising fruit will work. Those huge navel oranges take up a ton of space. Next, we move on to ‘gift essentials.’ That’s any gift that you’re going to have to buy for your child at some point. That

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includes toiletries, school supplies and of course, socks. Now I suggest wrapping these—it gives the illusion that there actually is a gift in there. Moving on, chocolate. Hersey’s Kisses or anything ‘fun size’ fills nooks and crannies nicely. Finally, the part of the stocking stuffing I like to refer to as ‘The Prestige,’ the final phase of the illusion. Before you do anything, put one nice gift all the way down in the toe—a little piece of jewelry or a video game—but as far back as you can get it. That way, it’s the last thing they open; thus diverting any analysis of the stocking’s additional contents. And voila. It doesn’t work very well, but it saves you from spending hundreds of dollars on junk and buys you 20 extra minutes of sleep in the morning. Merry Christmas!

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Hyde Park on Hudson

Talley’s Folly

RATING: 8 out of 10


OULD SOMEBODY give Bill Murray an Oscar already? When you look at his evolution as an actor—from hitting the blooms off mums with a gardening tool to this astounding portrayal of FDR—the mind reels. This film is getting mixed reviews, and I have to say I know why, but I couldn’t disagree more. The film tells the story of a simple weekend when newly crowned King George VI (Samuel West) and his wife, Elizabeth (Olivia Colman), visit Franklin Roosevelt (Murray) at his mother’s country estate in hopes of garnering American support in the impending war. FDR, meanwhile, has begun a torrid love affair with his assistant, a distant cousin, Daisy (Laura Linney). Any moral reservations Daisy may have had were assuaged by the fact that the president and First Lady Eleanor (Olivia Williams) were, at least in the biblical sense, estranged. The weekend is filled with awkward moments, social mishaps and startling realizations. This movie is strange, plain and simple. It’s almost hard to believe the weekend the film’s creators are depicting could have taken place. It’s also quite a leap to envision FDR as the man portrayed in the story. Nonetheless, the movie has moments of brilliance. There is a scene where the king and the president enjoy a quiet after-dinner drink that has to be one of the most charming, beautifully acted scenes I have watched in ages. As I mentioned, performance is Oscar-worthy, but the film’s inconsistencies may hinder his chances.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD RATING: 7 out of 10


HOSE OF YOU WHO KNOW ME KNOW THAT I AM NOT much of a quest gal—that is, unless Monty Python is involved. I am also not much of a fantasy/adventure gal. I mean, I saw all three Lord of the Rings: Loved one, liked one, tolerated one. Give me great acting over special effects any day. The good news here is that this film actually has both. Not all the news, however, is good. Gandalf (Ian McKellen) tasks Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) with the daunting mission of helping a group of 13 dwarves—led by the warrior Thorin (Richard Armitage)—reclaim their kingdom located on a remote mountain in Middle Earth. They begin their quest, and that’s when somebody let Peter Jackson off his leash. The group encounters and battles all manner of evil creatures—shapeshifters and goblins and orcs, oh my! And of course, what Jackson/ Tolkien adaptation would be complete without the menacing Gollum (Andy Serkis)? I have to say I was slightly disappointed with the CGI. There are far fewer human actors playing creatures than in the LotR trilogy. The only other real problem for me was the length. For such a simple tale, two and a half-plus hours seems selfindulgent. Other than that, The Hobbit is a visually stunning, brilliantly acted, family-friendly (maybe a tad scary for wee ones) film. BY DEBBIE BALDWIN


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THE STORY St. Louis Jewish accountant Matt Friedman met Sally Talley, a nurse and member of a prominent Protestant family in her hometown of Lebanon, Mo., while vacationing in 1943. One year later, Matt returns, determined to ask Sally to marry him. It won’t be easy, though. He spent just one week with her a year earlier, and since then has corresponded primarily with her aunt, as Sally has answered just one of Matt’s many missives in the interim. That hasn’t dissuaded the lonely, 42-year-old Matt, however, nor has the fact that Sally is 11 years younger. So, on the Fourth of July, Matt journeys back to Lebanon, to the gazebo boathouse Sally’s uncle built years ago. It was one of several of the elder Talley’s ‘follies,’ according to neighbors. Sally, though, always has admired her late uncle’s independent spirit.

HIGHLIGHTS Playwright Lanford Wilson, who died in 2011, was born in Lebanon in 1937, and set his Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of 1979 in that familiar locale. While there are reflections and observations about the world at large, including Matt’s own experiences with persecution in Europe before his immigration to America, primarily this is a small story that concentrates on two lonely people who come from different cultures. The warmth and vulnerability of Matt and Sally, evoked with convincing performances by Shaun Sheley and Meghan Maguire, are effectively realized in director Deanna Jent’s handsome rendition.

RATING: A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5. GROUP: New Jewish Theatre VENUE: Wool Theatre, 2 Millstone Campus Drive DATES: Dec. 22 and 23 TICKETS: $35-$39; 442-3283 or newjewish More theater reviews are available on laduenews. com

Jent’s two performers carefully depict a chess match of helterskelter moves as they traipse through an awkward dance, circling each other warily as they venture to reveal their hearts. Sheley keeps Matt in check, within his meticulous three-piece suit, but allows fissures in his façade to slowly crack in his yearning for Sally. Maguire brings a steely resolve to Sally, a nurse accustomed to caring for wounded soldiers who have returned from the war. It’s important to view the setting of Talley’s Folly as a particular place in a specific period. The romance of Matt and Sally, however, knows no boundaries except the limits each of us sets in safeguarding our ‘egg shells’ of existence, which Matt perceptively observes. New Jewish Theatre describes Talley’s Folly as its ‘valentine’ to patrons for the holidays. Take a chance and open it. BY MARK BRETZ






Milagro Modern Mexican

Franco in Soulard has announced that JOHN DREJA, late of Vin De Set, is the new executive chef, taking over for chef KRIS JANIK. The Organic Cave Paleo Bakery opened its doors earlier this month in New Town at St. Charles. The bakery boasts a full line of gluten-free, grain-free, caseinfree, soy-free and dairy-free baked goods with no processed sugar. Their wares also are available at O’Fallon Nutrition and Local Harvest Grocery. We highly recommend their lemon vanilla poppy seed muffins! For those who get stressed out planning holiday get-togethers, here are a few ways to make the process a whole lot easier: Hollyberry Catering is now offering Partyfood To Go, a selection of its mostrequested appetizers, dips, spreads and sweets, for pick-up at its Webster Groves location. Eclipse Restaurant (at the Moonrise Hotel) is offering a holiday dinner special on Christmas Day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For $45, guests get a choice of Beef Wellington or Sugarcane Baked Ham and a plethora of tasty sides. Reservations are recommended. Claverach Farms is hosting one of its popular Sunday Suppers on Dec. 23, featuring wine made on-site, as well as a multi-course family-style dinner. Cost is $60 and reservations can be made at Through December, Bixby’s is serving up some special persimmon dishes to take advantage of the bounty of this seasonal fruit. The menu includes delicacies such as Ludwig Farms cheese grit cake with spicy blackened shrimp garnished with a house-made persimmon barbecue sauce and grilled onions, and a persimmon and Missouri black walnut chicken salad served on a Companion ciabatta.


Gold-Medal Mexican MILAGRO MODERN MEXICAN, BROUGHT TO you by the folks behind Tortillaria in the CWE and Barrister’s in Clayton, is a decidedly different Mexican culinary experience, which we were lucky enough to enjoy again recently. First, the space: a modest storefront tucked into a mixed-use development near Straub’s in Webster Groves. While the exterior is fairly non-descript, the interior is another matter. No south-of-the-border schtick here, just a warm, inviting atmosphere with rough resourced wood planks on the walls and intricate metal cutouts suspended from the ceiling, all courtesy of Space Architecture & Design. Then there’s the food and drink. The cocktail list boasted a Top Shelf Margarita ($10) that not only featured a choice of four premium reposado tequilas, but was made the right way, with fresh lime juice and Cointreau. No pre-fab mixes or blenders here. The Street Corn ($4) at Milagro has gotten a lot of press, and for good reason. Patterned after a Mexican street food, it was the epitome of simple deliciousness, consisting basically of sweet, tender roasted corn taken off the cob and mixed with some queso fresco. It now has a secure spot in our pantheon of favorite sides. The Tuna Ceviche ($10) from the For The Table section of shareable dishes, was based around a piece of ahi tuna that would make any sushi chef proud, marinated with lime juice and seasoned with some cilantro and topped with strips of jicama, with a petite stack of blue corn chips on the side. It had some bite but wasn’t overly acidic, and presentation-wise, it rivaled

most anything you’d see being served up at any white-tablecloth place. The massive Barbacoa Beef Burrito ($10) consisted of a huge flour tortilla filled with braised beef, black beans, rice, cheese and pico de gallo, topped with a suiza sauce. Again, simplicity and subtlety reigned in this dish. There was spice, but just enough to bring the other ingredients into harmony with each other, unlike so many ‘Mexican’ places where excessive heat is substituted for real flavor. Fish tacos are one of our critical barometers for quality Mexican restaurants, and the Baja Fish Tacos ($12) at Milagro were definitely in the upper tier of the ones we’ve sampled around town. The dish came with three tacos—homemade corn tortillas filled with tilapia (grilled in our case, though fried also is an option) and topped with chipotle aioli, cabbage, pico de gallo and cheese. The aioli provided some subtle smokiness and the cabbage made for a nice crunchy contrast to the flaky fish. Although we vowed to just taste a bit of the Tres Leches Cupcake ($5) and take the rest home, the moist yellow cake soaked in three types of milk (hence the name) topped with raspberry sauce and whipped cream didn’t last long once we laid into it. Want to enjoy authentic, affordable Mexican fare in a comfortable space and actually find a place to park? Milagro is the place to go. 20 Allen Ave., Suite 130, 962-4300,


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DIV ER SIONS Across 1. Eyeball 5. Aspen accessory 8. Like a rainbow 13. American artist Alice 14. Blender sound 15. Pass on, as information 16. Advocate 17. Character actor Azaria 18. ‘Silly’ birds 19. Christmas knick-knack 22. Clock sound 23. ‘It’s no ___!’ 24. Apparition 27. Calphalon product 29. Physics units 33. Automaton 34. Brown shade 36. ‘A pox on you!’ 37. Christmas grouch 40. ___ mode 41. Present 42. Bypass 43. Dole’s running mate, 1996 45. ___ power 46. Comely


47. Egg cells 49. Den denizen 50. Christmas payment method 58. Area of South Africa 59. 10 jiao 60. Mercury or Saturn 61. Avalanche 62. Harassed 63. ___ gin fizz 64. Divination deck 65. ‘___ calls?’ 66. Additions

Down 1. Burden 2. Writer Stein to friends 3. ___-mutton 4. November event 5. Meat cut 6. Double-decker checker 7. Bothers 8. Giant of myth 9. Coral explorer, maybe 10. Musical sign 11. Mollify 12. Textile worker 14. ‘____ way is up?’ 20. Pussy

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AROUND TOWN THROUGH 1/20 FEDERICO BARROCI— RENAISSANCE MASTER Saint Louis Art Museum presents the nation’s first exhibit devoted to Federico Barroci’s paintings and drawings. 721-0072 or



WICKED See the untold story of the witches of Oz in the Grammy and Tony Awardwinning, Wicked, at Fox Theatre. Various times. $38-$150. 534-1111 or

MARIACHI LOS COMPEROS DE NATI CONO This Grammy Award-winning mariachi group headlines the Compton Heights Band’s 15th annual Holiday Spectacular at Peabody Opera House. 8 p.m. $32-$86. 800-745-3000 or



HOLIDAY CONCERT Town & Country Symphony will perform holiday classics such as The Nutcracker and I’ll Be Home at The Principia’s Ridgway Auditorium. 2:30 p.m. Free. 330-3457 or

GREGORY PORTER Soulful singer Gregory Porter, who has impressed the jazz world with his Grammy-nominated debut album, Water, will perform at Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $15-$37. 534-1111 or


THROUGH 1/27 DISCOVER THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON: NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON Missouri History Museum’s new exhibit examining the life of George Washington features 100 original objects—from the first president’s dentures to Revolutionary War armaments. $4-$10. 746-4599 or

12/21 THIRD FRIDAY OPEN HOUSE Attendees can work with instructors to make a paperweight, glass beads or other holiday keepsakes at Third Degree Glass Factory. Also enjoy live music and fiery performances by glassblowers. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. $25-$35 keepsakes. 367-4527 or

SPEAKEASY SPECTACULAR Enjoy live music, a dance contest, cocktails and more at The Fountain on Locust’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Attire from the ’20s is encouraged, but not required. $35-$50. 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

RAJA’S 20TH BIRTHDAY Saint Louis Zoo will celebrate the 20th birthday of Raja, the bull Asian elephant, at the River’s Edge. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; weather permitting. Free. 781-0900 or TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA The internationally acclaimed Trans-Siberian Orchestra will debut its new winter show, The Lost Christmas Eve, at Scottrade Center. 3 and 8 p.m.

THROUGH 12/30 CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS Part of historic St. Charles’ Christmas Traditions festival, tour a milelong route through lit holiday scenes in Fort Zumwalt Park. $9 per vehicle; carriage ride prices vary. 636-240-2000 or

12/31 SERAPIS AND FRIENDS Celebrate the new year and the 30th anniversary of Serapis with a show including accompanying musicians Mark Moebeck, Brian Casserly and Michele Isam at the Foundry Art Centre. 9 p.m. $25.

IN THE LOOP The student talent of COCAdance and the Hip-Hop Crew will give a fast-paced performance filled with contemporary and hip-hop dance at COCA. Various times. $14-$18. 725-6555 or

THROUGH 1/5 HISTORIC HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES The Old Courthouse downtown will host historic holiday entertainment, including 17th and 18th century music, dancing and food demonstrations. Complimentary cookies and hot cider will be available. Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 5. Free.

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RING IN THE NEW YEAR 12/31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION Ring in the new year with a performance by music director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall. 7:30 p.m. $35-$120. 534-1700 or FIRST NIGHT ST. LOUIS Experience more than 60 live performances from acrobats, jugglers, dancers, musicians and storytellers, as well as two fireworks shows, at 12 venues during Grand Center’s unique New Year’s Eve celebration, A Traveling Circus. 6 p.m.-midnight. Adults, $10-$12; children, $5-$6. 289-1500 or NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Enjoy food, drinks and a live DJ at Cielo’s Bar & Lounge in Lumiere Place, or reserve your spot in the Jameson Irish Whiskey Mississippi Room for a VIP party including dancing and a special holiday appetizer and dessert menu. 5-10 p.m. $125, VIP party.

1/10 GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS Vermont-based band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will hit The Pageant stage with a sound reminiscent of ’60s and ’70s classic rock. Langhorne Slim will open the concert. 8 p.m. $25-$35. 726-6161 or

CHECK THIS OUT PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL Hear St. Louis Symphony play the Pirates of the Caribbean film score as the movie plays on the big screen behind the stage at Powell Hall. Various times. Dec. 28-30. $30-$75. 534-1700 or


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St. Louisans’ lives. The annual Pillar of Strength Award Dinner honors a member of the community who has gone above and beyond to support those efforts. On Feb. 1 at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, that honor will go to Susan and Danny Ludeman and Wells Fargo Advisors for their extensive and enthusiastic involvement with Epworth, ranging from volunteer work and board memberships to sponsorships and financial support. Impressed by both the metrics of the organization’s results, as well as the first-hand encounters with personal success stories, Danny Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, is deeply committed to Epworth’s mission. “These kids are dealing with so many issues, and they know exactly what their weaknesses are, but they very seldom hear or understand what their strengths are,” Ludeman says. “Epworth’s approach is to dig deep and make sure these children approach each day with an open heart and help them discover their strengths and possibilities. It’s so different than any other organization I’ve ever encountered.” While the Pillar of Strength Award Dinner will recognize the Ludemans’ and Wells Fargo’s efforts, the Old West-themed evening also is Epworth’s biggest fundraiser, and Ludeman prefers to focus on that. The honorees get a chance to designate where the funds will go, and although Ludeman has an affinity for the residential treatment program, he wants to make sure the organization receives attention for the entirety of its services. “We want to raise awareness about what these kids have overcome and how Epworth truly is making an impact.”

Another branch of the business—and a big part of Savile Row’s recent rebranding—is the wardrobe management solution. The service involves the shop’s custom clothiers outlining a grand plan for a man’s wardrobe. During a meeting at the client’s home, the custom clothiers make suggestions for building a new wardrobe, from eliminating outof-style items to suggesting new pieces of clothing missing from the current selection. “Many men still have things they wore during their college days. The standard rule is if they haven’t worn it in the last six months to a year, then they should get rid of it,” Shockley says, adding that some men need more suits, while others wear sport coats. “Their career field and contacts dictate what they need and what we do for them.” While every man’s clothing needs vary, Shockley notes that essential pieces include two or three suits, a blazer or two, and the right trousers and accessories to coordinate each look. Once the custom clothiers formulate a wardrobe plan, a personal folder of each man’s pattern, as well as clothing swatches, are kept on file at the shop for future reference. Savile Row also has heightened its social media presence to better communicate with clients. The staff currently is creating a video about its custommade shirt and suit services that will be posted on the shop’s social media sites, as well as its website. As Shockley looks to the future of his business and Clayton as a whole, he hopes the city continues its solid track record of attracting companies, restaurants and nightlife spots to the area for the benefit of residents, as well as retailers like him.

What are some of Clayton’s accomplishments or recognitions that you are most proud of? We really pride ourselves on the quality-of-life focus that we have. For example, I think Clayton can take credit for starting the smoking ban in the St. Louis region. We were willing to be an island and protect the health of the people who live, work and visit here, and that started a domino effect in St. Louis city and county. I’m also very proud that during my time in office, the city received an AAA bond rating from Standard & Poor’s Rating Service. What are the plans for Clayton’s future? I will be out of office in April, so as I get ready to leave, I thought it was very important to have a strategic plan in place as we enter the next century. We had significant public engagement over the last nine months to create a plan, and that was important—I’m not saying everyone always is happy with every decision, but it’s about educating people and making them proud of their community so everyone is moving in the same direction.

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