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HE ST. ANDREW’S RESOURCES FOR Seniors System hosted its 11th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The gala paid tribute to 19 older adults who are living proof that retirement doesn’t have to be synonymous with slowing down. The 2013 group of honorees includes former Ringling Brothers circus performer Elizabeth Herring; St. Louis’ First Lady of Jazz Jeanne Trevor; world-class endurance athlete Edwin Wolfgram; philanthropist and CEO of TricorBraun Industries Ken Kranzberg; and former United States District Judge Stephen Limbaugh. Co-chairs for the evening were Alan E. Brainerd, and Nan and Rich Klassen.

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ORE THAN 300 GUESTS were ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ a t T h e R i tz - C a rl to n to celebrate the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 22nd annual Reach for the Stars Gala. With a 1920s theme, guests were wearing their swinging best as they bid on silent auction items, as well as several raffle items, before enjoying a fabulous meal, a live auction and the music of the Charles Glenn Band. This also was a night to celebrate and recognize one of St. Louis’ most active philanthropists, as Diane Katzman, president of Katzman Design, served as the gala honoree, receiving the Alan A. And Edith L. Wolff Inspiration Award, not only for her work with the Foundation, but her efforts on behalf of many other organizations in the St. Louis area. More photos on page 68

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ASTER SEALS DISABILITY SERVICES Midwest held its 30th Anniversary Festival of Trees at the Chesterfield Doubletree Hotel. Attendees were treated to live jazz by The Smash Band as they bid on a wonderful selection of dazzling Christmas trees. Both event chair Judy Kent and CEO of Easter Seals Midwest Chapter, Wendy Sullivan, provided special presentations as guests gathered for dinner, emceed by Victoria Babu. A magical cheer was in the air as guests dined and were treated to a live performance from a student symphony orchestra. Easter Seals provided support to children and adults with autism. All proceeds from the event will help to provide scholarships, critical training and therapy to countless families across the region. More photos on page 68

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RIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER CELEBRATED THE 20th Anniversary of its annual Fashion Show & Boutique at The Ritz-Carton. The event featured more than 25 of the area’s top vendors specializing in jewelry, home décor and gift items, along with an upscale raffle, oral auction and fine dining. It was a heartwarming twist on the traditional fashion show, in which all of the models were children who are in treatment for cancer and those who are now cancer-free. Co-chairs were Cindy Timpone, Lisa Nixon and Kelly Buchanan.

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E A HERO TO A KID’ WAS the theme of this year’s All That Jazz Event hosted by Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. Held at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch, guests came dressed as their favorite superhero. These ‘caped crusaders’ enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction items and live music before dinner and a live auction. Proceeds from the event benefit the educational and cultural programs at the Club, whose staff serve as heroes to the almost 3,500 members it serves.

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RISIS NURSERIES OF ST. CHARLES HELD ITS eighth annual ‘Over the Top for Tots’ luncheon at The Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles. This year’s event was hosted by KMOV’s Claire Kellett and Andre Hepkins and featured an elaborate lunch, great shopping, high-end auctions and an expansive raffle. The event benefits Crisis Nursery’s Healing Hearts program that has helped mend the broken hearts and spirits of hundreds of children through art therapy. Co-chairs were for the event were Kara Gatto, Christy Mundy and Raegan Parrish.

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ASA DE SALUD RECENTLY HELD ITS BIENnial fundraiser, ¡Zocaloco!, at the Wool Ballroom in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University. Mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley received the organization’s Visionary Award for their support of the wellbeing and prosperity of immigrants to the region. Chair of this year’s event was Shera Dalin, along with co-chairs, former SLU president Fr. Lawrence Biondi and Washington University chancellor Mark Wrighton. Collaborators of the event created a Latin-American town square with dancers and musicians, accompanied by vendors selling Hispanic-made arts and crafts. All proceeds support the organization’s mission of providing low-cost medical treatment for patients who are new to this country and face barriers to access health care.

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By next fall, look for plenty of activity in the space commonly referred to as the Upper Muny Lot in FOREST PARK. As part of the Forest Park Master Plan, FOREST PARK FOREVER has revealed preliminary design plans to transform the area into a sustainable, vibrant festival and parking plaza to better meet the needs of its half-million annual users. The space is normally used by Muny patrons, as well as festivals, charity runs and other special events. Plans call for a smarter pedestrian and vehicular flow, visitor benches and drinking fountains, high-efficiency LED lighting, safer parking and new landscaping. Construction is set to take place in late September and will continue through May 2015.

My birthday wish for St. Louis… …is that the citizens of our region embrace being St. Louisans and let their civic pride show.The quality of our cultural institutions, the expanse and beauty of our parks systems, and the variety of really great restaurants are second to none. Add to that the walkability of our neighborhoods and the warmth and hospitality of the people of our region, and you end up with a place that is not only the best place in which to live but is also an extraordinary place to visit. My birthday wish is that St. Louisans boastfully tell the world that St.Louis is the place to be,beginning now.

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Next week, THE SHELDON will present Greatest Hits of 1764 featuring concertmaster DAVID HALEN and members of the ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY. The concert opens the Sheldon Classics series in conjunction with STL250’s yearlong celebration of the founding of St. Louis. Halen will lead symphony musicians in Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, written in 1764 (the same year St. Louis was founded) when the composer was only 8 years old. The Wednesday, Jan. 29 performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 533-9900 or visit TheSheldon.org.

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Also in conjunction with STL250 events, the MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM has announced plans to showcase a year-long, 6,000-square-foot exhibition, 250 in 250: 50 People, 50 Places, 50 Moments, 50 Images, 50 Objects. The exhibit will show how the Gateway to the West was won through 250 fascinating stories that reflect the richness, diversity and complexity of St. Louis’ unique history. The exhibit opens Feb. 14 and will run through February 2015.


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We’re told BOB COSTAS will be among those on the guest list of celebrity roasters for THE PRESS CLUB OF METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS’ Media Person of the Year gala honoring veteran Post-Dispatch columnist RICK HUMMEL. The 23rd annual event on Tuesday, Jan. 21, will be held at the Edward Jones Headquarters in Des Peres. In addition, Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to longtime sports broadcaster and former Cardinals player BOB UECKER, and lifelong journalist and founder of the St. Louis Beacon BOB DUFFY. For tickets, call 449-8029 or visit stlpressclub.org. Congratulations to STEVE SCHANKMAN and CAROL VALENTA, who recently were honored during commencement ceremonies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis with honorary degrees for enriching the lives of St. Louisans. The two were recipients of honorary doctor of humane letters degrees from the university. A lifelong musician, Schankman became one of the most successful event and concert promoters in the country with Contemporary Productions. In addition, he developed Riverport Ampitheatre and co-developed The Pageant, among other achievements. His company is now involved in what he calls “events with a purpose,” helping nonprofits raise much-needed funding. He continues to play trumpet for his band, the Fabulous Motown Revue. Recently retired, Valenta came to St. Louis in 1996 to lead scientific education programs at the Saint Louis Science Center. As chief scientific officer, she is credited with helping place the center as a global educational leader by creating partnerships and funding opportunities. One of those partnerships resulted in SciFest, which attracted 75,000 participants to learn about the science of chocolate, the physics of rock and roll, and the future of cancer research with scientists from around the world. Best-selling author and broadcast journalist JANE PAULEY is coming to St. Louis for a discussion and book-signing of her latest work, Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. She’ll appear at St. Louis County Library headquarters on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. for a program that is free and open to the public. Pauley, who served as co-host of The TODAY Show for almost two decades and anchored Dateline NBC for 11 years, became a New York Times bestseller with her memoir, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.

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CHARITIES & NONPROFITS

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St. Louisan Kevin McKinney recently attended the dedication of the McKinney Cultural Arts Center in Jonesborough, Tenn. The center is dedicated to his late father, Ernest McKinney Sr., who served as the first African-American elected to the city’s board of aldermen. Kevin was later elected as Jonesborough’s first African-American town mayor. The center will house cultural, educational, enrichment and community programs.

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Textile recycling company USAgain donated a truckload of winter coats to Warners’ Warmup Coat Drive, in conjunction with the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation and Operation Food Search. USAgain collected coats most of the year at more than 400 collection bins throughout the city.

The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter hosted the second annual Nurse of the Year event, honoring 20 nurses from 13 health care institutions. The event, which raised more than $125,000 for March of Dimes, recognized nurses for their professionalism, patient care, compassion, leadership and integrity.

Some 300 golfers at the Country Club of St. Albans tournament teed off to raise money for the Gateway Warrior Foundation, which supports Troops First, The Fisher House, and Helping a Hero Foundation. The sold-out event also featured an oral auction and a reception that included a ceremonial bagpipe march honoring veterans.

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across St. Louis—from Quincy, Ill., to Festus, St. Charles to Belleville, Ill., and all points in between. Its private client headquarters also is conveniently located in the city, Barnes notes. “The unique advantage we have over other firms is that all of our private client group resources are present in St. Louis to create direct access for financial advisors and their clients.” The specialists at Wells Fargo Advisors aid clients in handling the three main phases of their financial lives: how they save, how they invest and how they distribute their money through estate plans or retirement. The top resource the firm uses to guide clients through their financial futures is the Envision tool, Barnes notes. The Envision tool uses a variety of simulations that factor in variables, including retirement age and income, estate and legacy, major purchases and risk tolerance, as well

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2013yearbook A Ladue News Special Section

Memorable Moments

BY LISA WATSON

Here’s a look back at some of the high-profile events that had everyone talking in 2013. 1. RAF-STL board of directors chair Bill Rusnack (center) is joined by fellow board members and other dignitaries during the station’s ribbon-cutting ceremony in April 2013.

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3. Composer Terence Blanchard, Barbara Goodman and Gene Dobbs Bradford at the Arts & Education Council’s Night at the Opera, to celebrate the world premiere of Champion by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. 4. Tom and Carol Voss kick off the festivities at the launch of the stl250 campaign on June 3, 2013.

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5.The 2013 honorees at the Women of Achievement luncheon on May 2. 6. Sam Fox, Fr. Lawrence Biondi and Joe Adorjan at the May 4, 2013 gala where Biondi announced his retirement as president of Saint Louis University.

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2. Deborah Roberts, Susan and David Sherman and Susan Barrett get in the spirit at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s Queen’s Gala, celebrating the A Queen Within exhibit.


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Most Seen on the Scene A toast to the hard work by these patrons who supported a wide variety of nonprofits this year!

MARY ANN SRENCO 1. With Sophie Srenco and Ken and Nancy Kranzberg at Independence Center’s Dancing with the St. Louis Stars event 2. With Jackie Yoon, Cabanne Howard and Dorte Probstein at the Contemporary Art Museum’s DaDa Ball 3. With Devyani Hunt and Andy Srenco at the World Chess Hall of Fame’s Queen’s Gala

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BARBARA GOODMAN 7. With Bobby Sanderson at Saint Louis Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Council Dinner 8. With LN’s Trish Muyco-Tobin and Millie Cain at the Ladue News Show House 9. With Mary Strauss at Grand Center’s Visionary Awards

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NANCI BOBROW 10. With Dr. James Bobrow at NCJW’s Celebrating Women event 11. With Carol Voss and Joan Quicksilver at the Women of Achievement luncheon

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THELMA AND DAVID STEWARD 13. At Variety Children’s Theatre’s Peter Pan premiere 14. With Vanessa Cooksey at the 10th annual Salute to Women in Leadership 15. At St. Louis Arc’s Superheroes for Kids event

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Cute Couples

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Cheri and Ron Fromm at Zoofari at the Saint Louis Zoo

Veronica and Randy McDonnell at the 25th anniversary of CHARACTERplus

Annemarie and Matt Schumacher at the St. Louis Symphony’s Red Velvet Ball

Richard and Kathie Winter at the Doorways RED gala

Marsha and William Rusnack at Radio Arts Foundation’s Sound of Art reception

Tom and Ulrike Schlafly at Saint Louis Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Council dinner

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A Look Back: 2003 Ladue News has proudly featured coverage of area nonprofit fundraisers and soirees for more than 30 years. Here, we take a look back into the distant past—OK, actually, it was 2003.

1. Arnold and Hazel Donald don leis at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s ‘The Beat Goes On!’ on May 2, 2003 2. Judy and Harvey Harris at The Ballet Ball on May 9, 2003 3. Marilyn and Sam Fox chip in for a cure to benefit ALS Hope: The Chris Hobler/James Maritz Foundation, on May 30, 2003.

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4. Laura Orthwein, Ellen Jones and Pris McDonnell attend a benefit for The Academy of Science of St. Louis on May 23, 2003 5. Marilyn Lipton, Joan Wendt and Barbara Goodman at a benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on May 16, 2003

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6. Mary Strauss and Marlene Birkman attend a benefit for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on May 16, 2003 7. Madelyn Lane, Barbara Hertenstein and Millie Cain at the Saint Louis Effort for AIDS Carnival Catwalk on April 4, 2003

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10. Event chair Susan Block and co-chair Alan E. Brainerd at the Saint Louis Effort for AIDS Carnival Catwalk in April 2003 11. Pat and Dr. William Peck party at ‘The Beat Goes On’ for JDRF on May 2, 2003

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12. Robert and Kathy Fulstone at The Ballet Ball on May 9, 2003 13. Sohaila Danesh and Arlene Lilie at an event for Siteman Cancer Center on April 11, 2003

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16. Roberta and Allan Cohen at an event for Saint Louis Crisis Nursery on March 28, 2003 17. Harvard Muhm, Peggy Symes, Darlene Green and Kit Heffern at a Craft Alliance event in April 2003

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Local Business Milestones

Here’s to Many More! By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

From innovative education and world-class restaurants to one-of-a-kind gift shops, St. Louis is home to a broad range of successful companies. Ladue News congratulates all of the businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries, and wishes them many, many more.

The Wilson School innovation room

Elleard Heffern, 100 years The Wilson School, 100 years

For the last 100 years, The Wilson School has blazed new trails in education. The school started when a group of Central West End families approached popular teacher Mabel Wilson, asking her to start an early childhood center. Originally, the school only taught through the second grade, but has since expanded to teach children ages 3 through s i x t h g ra d e . Current headm a s te r T h a d Fa l k n e r s ays the school has continually been a leader in education, by being one of the first schools in the area to have a student council and offer foreign language and after-school care. “We’re both an innovative and classic school,” Falkner says. “We’re a school that emphasizes rigor and character, but we also try to provide an experience that captures project-based learning, and engage students with technology—not merely entertain them with it.” The school recently has added an innovation room, a 5,000-square-foot area that offers versatility and technology. One of the biggest draws of the innovation room is a 7.5-by-21-foot video wall comprised of 18 monitors. The monitors can display as one, or as 18 individual images. Students can use the space to perform a play, make a Skype call to a school across the world, or participate in hands-on projects. Falkner says The Wilson School will continue to provide quality education by teaching students to think globally. “We won’t lose sight of foundations that will always be there, but we have a keen awareness of the global aspect. We want our students to work well with the whole world, not just people in the neighborhood.”

For high-quality diamonds, pearls and jewelry, many of St. Louis’ elite have trusted familyowned Elleard Heffern for a century. The company began as Heffern-Neuhoff Jewelers, the collaboration of George Neuhoff Jr. and Samuel Heffern. Samuel’s son, Elleard, took over leadership, before passing it on to his son, and current company president Kit, who says great service, expert opinion and integrity have

kept the store alive for 100 years. The changes in society and technology have greatly impacted the store. Heffern says that in the early days of the company, most customers were men shopping alone for their wives, or with future mothers-inElleard Heffern helps a law to pick out engagecustomer. ment rings. Today, many women buy for themselves, or come in to create wish lists for their mates to choose from. Customers can also shop online. “We’ve always loved jewelry, but it’s always about the client,” Heffern says. “That was the theme throughout the decades for us. My father always enjoyed it, as did my grandfather. And it’s continued.”

Giovanni’s on the Hill, 40 years

Giovanni Gabriele has created a recipe for success: One part passion, one part top-notch ingredients and one part family. Add a dash of celebrity fans and a dollop of fresh ricotta cheese, and serve piping hot to hungry St. Louisans. Gabriele says his restaurant uses the best ingredients to make the best Italian cuisine around. Dishes like cannelloni amalfitana and veal saltimbocca alla Giovanni’s have impressed locals and world leaders alike. In 1981, when White House staffers wanted a “taste of America” for Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, they invited Gabriele to come to Washington, D.C., to serve his famous Italian fare. Nine years ago, when Oprah Winfrey stopped in for dinner, Gabriele created Pappardelle alla Bella Oprah in her honor. Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Frank Sinatra, Yogi Berra and Paul McCartney

Down by the Station, 30 years

Shoppers flock to Down By the Station for personal service, greeting cards and gifts galore. Current co-owner Peggy Heffner says that the store started when a group of moms were standing in a school hallway waiting for their children. One of them started talking about opening a business, and asked the others if they wanted to join. Heffner became a frequent customer at the store; and soon after, started working there part-time. When the original owners decided to retire, Heffner and another worker, Anne Brennan, bought the shop. Shoppers flock to the store for jewelry, toys, Vera Bradley items, and a big selection of greeting cards.

also have dined at Giovanni’s. The restaurant changes every day, Gabriele says, with each new dish he creates. “I love doing something new to present to my customers. I do everything I can to make my customers happy and enjoy the food.” In February, Gabriele will open a new restaurant in the Colonial Marketplace in Ladue, Giovanni’s Kitchen From the Hill. Heffner says the store has had customers who have been shopping since day one, and keep coming back for the great selection and service. “One of the reasons the owners didn’t want to retire was because Down by the Station is a destination shopping experience. It’s part of downtown Kirkwood, it’s engrained in it. We want that to continue. How it’s going to happen, I don’t know, but I think it will be here for a long time.” Continued on page 34 {LadueNews.com}  December 27, 2013

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Other local companies celebrating anniversaries in 2013 include:

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Crown Candy Kitchen, 100 years

The Gatesworth, 25 years

As the need for senior living grows, The Gatesworth continues to offer luxury, resort-like living for retirees. Since opening in 1988, The Gatesworth has expanded greatly, adding extended care, assisted living and memory care. Twenty-five years ago, it offered 220 independent-living apartments. Today, it has 298 independent-living apartments, 72 skilled-nursing units and 45 assistedCharlie Deutsch and Bob living units. But growth hasn’t been in Leonard inspect a model of size only—The Gatesworth prides itself The Gatesworth during the on responding to residents’ needs. When a late 1980s resident was afraid to walk her dog because it was icy outside, The Gatesworth added dog-walking to its concierge services. A relocation specialist goes to the homes of new residents to help them decide what to bring and how they’ll arrange furniture, and even creates a drawing of what their new apartment will look like. The company also employs round-the-clock doormen, and owns six vehicles to chauffer residents. “To residents, we say, The answer is ‘yes.’ What is the question? Whatever they want, we figure out how to take care of them,” says Bob Leonard, director of operations. Though St. Louis has many more options for retirement living now than it did two-and-a-half decades ago, Leonard says he’s proud that The Gatesworth remains a top choice among seniors and their families. “People who moved in 25 years ago, we have their sons and daughters who live here now, and even some grandchildren of the original residents. We’re happy that we’re able to keep our edge and still remain at a high occupancy level.”

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Mavrakos Chocolates, 100 years

Companion, 20 years

Prairie Farms, 75 years

Companion owner Josh Allen is on a quest for the perfect loaf of bread. It’s not easy, he says. With every change in temperature or humidity—or even his mood—the bread changes. But still, Allen soldiers on. When he started Companion 20 years ago, Allen had no formal training. Growing up, he was fascinated by his sister’s Easy Bake Oven; after college, he spent time out West learning how to bake. In 1993, Companion baked only six items. Today, it offers more than 300. Allen continues to find ways in which the company can improve, whether through equipment, bakers or products. “I believe St. Louis is the most underappreciated food town in the country,” Allen says. “We’ve had the luxury of growing up at the same time as the scene has grown up. We have an educated dining community, and talented and well-respected chefs. It’s been beneficial for us.” Allen says he hopes Companion will continue to grow—with limits. “We don’t want to expand much bigger than we can drive to see our customers,” he says. “Every day, we’re just thankful for St. Louis and the support we get from the community.”

Jewish Light, 50 years Sportsprint, 40 years Fish Window Cleaning, 35 years Archer Wealth Management, 30 years Expressions Furniture, 25 years Star Clipper, 25 years Citizen Kane’s, 20 years Manchester West Veterinary Hospital, 20 years Laurie Solet, 10 years Drunken Fish, 10 years Jule Lingerie & Loungewear, 10 years Fountain on Locust, 5 years

Simons & Cordes Wealth Management Group now even better suited to serve your financial needs We are happy to announce that we have joined UBS. Powerfully positioned to address the new realities of today’s global economy, UBS is the rare firm that meets the entire spectrum of clients’ sophisticated wealth management needs. It also is the only firm on Wall Street whose proprietary research is tailored to the individual investor.

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For over 150 years, UBS has been committed to helping high net worth individuals achieve their financial objectives. We look forward to continuing that tradition, as we partner together to work toward your goals. Simons & Cordes Wealth Management Group UBS Financial Services, Inc. 17107 Chesterfield Airport Road, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005 www.ubs.com/team/simonscordes

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s we continue our discussion about crafting your elevator speech, remember that your speech might have great content on each ‘floor,’ but if not delivered properly, the results will not meet the intended goals. Last month, we discussed the first element of nonverbal communication, eye contact. Let’s look at some more: Facial Expressions Smile! Smiling is universally understood. It warms people to you, and it’s contagious. When you give one, you usually get one right back! Other ‘universal’ facial expressions include expressions of fear, anger, surprise, disgust, happiness and sadness. Gestures Surely you’ve seen someone who ‘talks’ with their hands. It’s something—to one degree or another—that most of us do, especially when we feel strongly about the subject we are talking about. These include not just movements made with hands and arms, but also the legs, shoulders and other body parts. An example would be: Jeez! (while slapping yourself in the forehead) I should have known the answer to that question! Exaggerate gestures for large audiences, and be certain they are in sync with your message. Body Language Posture: Straight, with shoulders back and chest out shows ‘confidence in your competence.’ Don’t slouch, lean or fidget when standing. Don’t put your hands in your pockets. Be ‘natural’ in your posture, which also applies when sitting before and after you speak. Consider yourself always ‘on stage.’

Body Movement Consider yourself always ‘on stage’ here, also. Movements should be intentional and deliberate. Don’t ‘ping pong’ yourself from one spot in the room to another. (For an elevator

speech, you should be standing in one place.) Clothing Clothing should not be distracting; rather, it should be proper and suitable for the occasion and audience. ‘Bling,’ ostentatious clothing and flashy jewelry should be avoided because they often draw away from your message. Involuntary Nonverbal Communication Some of the elements below can be considered voluntary, and they are if done on purpose. If not deliberately made, and done in sync with the speaker’s voice and words, they can give the audience a mixed message. People believe what they see. For instance, I could say, I’m really enjoying meeting you and other interesting people at this event! However, if I yawn, look at my watch and don’t show enthusiasm in my gestures and expressions, what will you believe? Examples of nonverbal communication include: Facial Expressions: yawning, laughing, frowning, raised eyebrows, wincing and others. Gestures: fidgeting, scratching and gestures not in sync with message, like: • Body Language (slouching, leaning and more) • Body Movement (random and distracting) • Clothing (stained, wrinkled, missing buttons) Sometimes, involuntary communication can give a message we didn’t intend to deliver. Our audience might ‘see’ us as disinterested, bored, speaking out of both sides of our mouth, and worse. It’s imperative to be aware of what our nonverbal communication is ‘telling’ people. Knowing all components, parts and elements of a presentation must be in sync—and mindful of the fact our involuntary nonverbal communication could torpedo our message—will make us better speakers! Do you ‘see’ what I mean? Bonus Tips for a Great Elevator Speech Shake hands! A good firm handshake, held for a moment longer than normal,

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conveys a good message. Both ‘fish handshakes’ and ‘bone-crushers’ are absolutely unacceptable. You leave the recipient wanting to get away and never return! Take the temperature of your audience. When you’re giving your elevator speech, you’re the only one speaking, but you’re getting feedback from those watching and listening to you. Look for eye contact, facial expressions and body language. These nonverbal communication elements will tell you whether your audience is getting it. If the feedback you observe tells you they are confused by what you are saying, take it to heart and rewrite that specific part of your elevator speech. Interact with your audience. Interacting engages the people you are speaking with increasing the odds they’ll get it. Here are some ways to do that: • Ask questions. This activity engages people because you’re not just delivering information, you are asking for them to think about what you asked and respond. • Get a physical interaction. For example, tell the audience: Raise your hand if you’ve had this experience before (as you speak those words, raise your hand high). Raising your hand high, gets more people raising their hands, than merely asking the question without raising your hand. Buzz words. Every industry has buzz words, acronyms and techno-speak. Because they and their colleges always use them, they think everyone knows what those words mean. They do not. Don’t use them! You do not impress people by speaking language they don’t understand. You lose them! The rule of three. Using ‘three’ in your elevator speech can be magic! An example from my elevator speech of the magic of the rule of three: I’m a speaker, coach and an author. Three is magic in an elevator speech and all presentations. We often use three things intuitively. Now that you aware of the power of three, you’ll consciously add an item to two you’re using, and reduce to three if parts of your presentation are four or more points. Tag Line. Ideally, your elevator speech will have a tag line because tag lines are remembered. Recalling you, and your products and services, is a goal of a great elevator speech! For example, I end all my elevator speeches and presentations with: … absolutely, positively; there’s no doubt in my mind— no ifs, ands or doubts about it. Your elevator speech (presentation) will be — NO SWEAT! Do you want to have a great elevator speech? I have a gift for you: a free elevator speech template and worksheet. Just visit nosweatpublicspeaking.com/go/freeelevatorspeechtemplate. Till then, make next your presentation — NO SWEAT! Fred Miller is the author of NO SWEAT Public Speaking! For more information, email him at Fred@NoSweatPublicSpeaking. com or visit NoSweatPublicSpeaking.com.

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businessconnection A Ladue News Special Section

Legal Corner

Tax Attorneys: Do You Need One?

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By Julia Christensen

ike so many other stressors, the thought of taxes can stay conveniently buried. With its abundant amount of legalities—and possibly expensive consequences—knowing when to call in the professionals could be the difference your tax situation needs. But that leaves the daunting question: When do I need to hire a tax attorney? Bart Saettele, of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, says that the need for tax attorneys can broadly be broken into two categories: tax controversies and estate planning. Jim Loranger, of Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, echoes similar thoughts. “There’s two ways to look at this: Are you in trouble, and do you need an attorney to help you get out of it? Or, are you about to take some kind of action where if you consult with a tax attorney you can avoid future problems?” When it comes to tax controversies, Saettele says a combination of issue complexity and dollar amount would determine whether you should hire a tax attorney. “An attorney can help during the

beginning phase, which is an audit, or sometimes further along in the process, dealing with the IRS appeals or courts,” he says, noting that the latter is the smaller aspect of his work. “If you have confidence in the person who prepared your [tax] return, there’s usually no issue with having them just meet with the auditor,” says Loranger, adding that a field audit does not necessarily require an attorney. “If you have pushed the envelope—or you know you have put some

false information on your return—I think it’s very important that you engage a tax attorney because if it reaches the point of potential criminal exposure, the communications between the taxpayer and the attorney are protected by the attorney-client privilege—the privilege that the accountant and his client have is much more limited and provides less protection.” When the other side of tax law is concerned, Saettele explains that trust administration, estate planning and business succession all require tax planning. Loranger gives an example of a family business where one of the children is being brought into the company as an owner. “Typically, the way people do that is through a gift of an ownership interest, and there are all kinds of potential income and gift and estate tax issues that can arise from that. What we see all too often is somebody who tells us, I transferred 45 percent of the company to my son. Are there going to be any tax consequences? Fortunately, the gift tax exclusion is pretty high Continued on page 69

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By Blaise Hart-Schmidt

YOLANDA ROUSSEAU has joined accounting and advisory firm Abeles and Hoffman, P.C., as an audit associate. She will provide comprehensive audit, review and compilation services across a range of industries. BRIAN LYSS has joined CBRE’s St. Louis office as an associate in office properties. Lyss has worked in asset management in the commercial real estate industry since 2007. Midwest BankCentre president JAMES WATSON has assumed the additional role of CEO, to advance leadership succession plans. RON BARNES will remain chairman, and continue to serve as president and vice chairman of Midwest BankCentre, Inc. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is pleased to welcome JENNIFER STOFFEL as deputy director and BRUCE LONGWORTH as associate artistic director. Stoffel is the former director of external affairs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Longworth is the head of the performance program at Webster University. The Collaborative Family Law Association of St. Louis has elected GARY SOULE, JACK CARSTENS, STEPHEN SEXAUER, ROBERT APPLETON, JAY ADAMS, JOHN BORDERS, YVONNE HOMEYER and ROSALYN SCHULTZ as officers and directors for 2013-2014. The organization is a network of attorneys, mental health and financial professionals committed to providing a respectful, supportive and nonadversarial approach to divorce. In addition, Soule, an experienced family law attorney, has also joined Goldstein & Pressman, P.C. Gershman Commercial Real Estate is proud to announce BRUCE BROPHY has been promoted to COO. Brophy has more than 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. ADAM MICHAUD, who has worked with the company for four years, has been promoted to assistant VP, accounting information services.

WADE BAUGHMAN has been promoted to senior VP and general counsel of Urban Strategies, Inc. SHAUGHNESSY DANIELS has been promoted to VP. Both joined the company in 2006. ERIC BLOCK, DAVID COLLIER, BRIAN FIGUEROA, CARLEEN GRIFFITH, ELIZABETH O’BRIEN, DREW YAEGER and MICHAEL JENTE have joined the St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice and Fingersh, L.C. PNC Bank is pleased to announce MICHAEL SCULLY as regional president for St. Louis. He joins the company from U.S. Bank, where he had served since 1983. With more than 15 years of early childhood education in the St. Louis Jewish community, ANITA KRAUS has been named director of early childhood education at B’nai Amoona. She most recently served as director of Shaare Shalom Religious School.

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Rainbow Village has announced MELISSA MOORE as its new marketing and communications manager. Moore received her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, and previously served as executive director of a wildlife organization. Attorneys KELSEY KREMER of Clayton and WILLIAM WALL of St. Louis have joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

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EDWARD CAMPBELL JR. has joined St. Louis Bank as senior VP of commercial lending. Campbell has 25 years of experience in all facets of commercial and consumer lending. CYNTHIA GARNHOLZ, ANN BAUER and CYNTHIA ALBIN have formed a new firm, The Center for Family Law. They are all graduates of Washington University School of Law, and previously practiced as Bauer Soule Garnholz Albin.

DR. TODD MARGOLIS now heads the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. He will also become opthalmologist-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, effective Jan. 1.

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Forest Park Forever is pleased to announce FAITH MADDY as VP of development and campaigns, and STEPHEN SCHENKENBERG as strategic communications director. Joel Christensen Maddy most recently served as VP of alumni and development programs at Webster University. Schenkenberg’s experience includes work for the Saint Louis Art Museum. DR. JAY PEPOSE of Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital recently received an award for his poster presentation at the annual European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons meeting in Amsterdam. Law firm Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C. announces JOEL CHRISTENSEN as its newest associate. Christensen received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the school’s Journal of Law & Policy.

Carmody MacDonald welcomes associate JUSTIN HAMRICK as part of its transactional practice group. Hamrick graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in May 2013, and served as the managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

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DAVID BRECKENRIDGE, MBA, CFP Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 500, 726-2300, monetagroup.com As a family CFO, Breckenridge helps clients make important financial decisions by understanding their unique situations and focusing on their financial goals. Breckenridge is a big-picture thinker who finds it rewarding to work with multiple generations of a family, watching them grow through proper planning established many years ago.

THOMAS CORDES, CFA Senior VP, wealth management; senior portfolio manager UBS Financial Services 17107 Chesterfield Airport Road, Ste. 200, 636-534-2607, thomas.cordes@ubs.com Thomas Cordes, CFA, is considered the engineer of the Simons & Cordes Wealth Management Group. His duties include portfolio analysis, construction of investment strategies and the designing of asset allocation models. Cordes graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University with a degree in economics. He and his team recently joined the Chesterfield UBS Financial Services office.

Brian Domijan, MBA Financial consultant Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Member SPIC. 10369 Clayton Road, 991-7863 Domijan has more than 13 years of industry experience. He focuses on helping clients design portfolio strategies, including asset allocation, as well as seeking to add value to the client experience through a commitment to a high level of customer service.

Pamela Hardin President Foundation Wealth Management 8000 Maryland Ave., Ste. 1165, 726-6789, phardin@fwmria.com

Patrick Duff Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 500, 726-2300, monetagroup.com Duff approaches his job as a family CFO with 20 years of experience, helping his clients meet their financial and retirement objectives. By providing extraordinary service, utilizing a talented and seasoned staff, he acts in the client’s best interest, and has built long-term, trusted relationships with the families he serves.

Barry Feldman Home loan consultant First Bank 249-0603, barry.feldman@fbol.com Feldman is a graduate of Ladue High School, as well as the University of Denver. He is a member of the American Banker’s Association, the Mortgage Bankers Association and the Private Wealth Management Association. He also is actively involved in fundraising for breast cancer research.

Hardin is the founder and president of Foundation Wealth Management. She established FWM to provide expert, objective financial advice and investment management to personal wealth clients and retirement plan sponsors. With more than 28 years of investment experience, her areas of expertise include professional groups and ‘women in transition.’

RICHARD KRANER, JD, CPA, CFP, CIMA Senior member, director of tax and business services Stone Carlie Wealth Advisers, LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100, rkraner@stonecarlie.com Kraner coordinates services to high-net-worth individuals. The award-winning wealth manager provides investment advisory services, as well as wealth transition planning, income tax planning/compliance and retirement planning. He possesses more than 30 years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of tax and wealth advisory services.

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CPAs, Business Consultants and Wealth Advisors

“Look for what’s missing. Many advisors can tell a President how to improve what’s proposed or what’s gone amiss. Few are able to see what isn’t there.” ~ Donald Rumsfeld Transaction taxes, income taxes, excise taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes…the amount and types of potential tax facing a business can be overwhelming, especially when the taxing scheme can differ in each state, county and city in which the business has activity or sales. Stone Carlie’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Services Group specializes in the complex area of SALT taxes, assisting businesses in obtaining substantial tax refunds that would otherwise be lost. With the nuances and diverse taxing schemes from state to state, most accountants and tax advisors seldom develop an expertise in these types of taxes. Stone Carlie’s SALT services compliment the traditional services provided by a tax advisor and team members provide value-added recommendations with no fee unless tax savings are realized. Stone Carlie is pleased to announce the newest member of the SALT Services Group, Debbie Warden, CPA. Debbie brings 23 years of SALT and federal tax experience in multiple industries to Stone Carlie. Debbie has experience assisting companies in minimizing state and local taxes paid and identifying important refunds and other tax savings opportunities.

Let our SALT Services Group “look for what’s missing” for you. We’ll identify tax savings opportunities and minimize taxes paid with no fee unless tax savings are realized. Debbie Warden, CPA

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Continued from page 38 KELLI LEWIS, CPA, AEP, AM Principal, tax and business services, trusts and estates Stone Carlie Wealth Advisers, LLC 101 South Hanley Road, Suite 800, 889-1100, klewis@stonecarlie.com

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WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP of Wells Fargo Advisors 10369 Clayton Road • Frontenac, Missouri 63131 (314)991-7800 or toll free (800)999-4448 WHO IS THE PULTMAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS? We are a group of financial professionals who seek to serve our unique clientele of individuals and corporations. Our services are designed for clients with significant assets to invest. We are four devoted individuals seeking to make a difference with our knowledge, resources and experience. We believe each one of us plays a critical part in the success of our mission. WHAT DO WE DO? Affluent investors may seek out various providers to help them address the multi-dimensional aspects of their family’s financial affairs. Guiding and advising affluent families through financial markets require depth and breadth of knowledge. Our mission is to understand the nature of our client’s financial situation and develop custom strategies for them. We help affluent investors organize their financial affairs and pursue what they want out of life. OUR MISSION: Develop long term relationships and help investors succeed financially. It’s that simple! HOW WE SEEK TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION: Pultman Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to devoting our attention to understanding client’s values and dreams. We want to clearly understand life goals. We seek to communicate with consistency, accuracy, responsiveness and empathy. We work diligently to be proactive! We understand our clients count on us to provide timely service, understand their feelings and speak in a language that is easy to comprehend. For an investment to be considered, it must match our client’s goals, objectives and appetite for risk. WHAT WE BELIEVE MAKES US DIFFERENT? Our team of professionals has over 80 years of experience across a vast array of markets. We have direct access to the resources of Wells Fargo Advisors, one of the nation’s largest securities firms. We believe our personal and direct connections with Wells Fargo Advisors are a great resource to our clients.

Lewis’ trusts, estate and gift planning, retirement planning and wealth transition planning expertise draws upon her more than 25 years of experience and credentials, such as Accredited Estate Planner and accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers. She also serves as president of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis. Brian Pultman, CFP Managing director-investment officer Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Member SPIC. 10369 Clayton Road, 991-7863 Pultman has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification. His primary focus is assisting high networth individuals, families with personalized investment and estate investment planning through our consulting process.

DAVID SIMONS, CFP Senior VP, wealth management; senior portfolio manager UBS Financial Services 17107 Chesterfield Airport Road, Ste. 200, 636-534-2609, david.simons@ubs.com Simons has 20 years of experience in the industry. Since 1996, he has hosted the popular KMOX radio show Dollars and Sense from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Simons graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. He and his team recently joined the Chesterfield UBS Financial Services office. UBS is a subsidary of UBS AG. Member FINRA/SIPC.

WHAT WE FEEL REALLY MATTERS IN A RELATIONSHIP? We define success as our ability to help our valued clients achieve things financially important to them, not necessarily “beating” a benchmark. We view our “benchmark” as the dedication to the people we serve and grant us their trust. We put the goals and interests of our clients ahead of our own. We help investors understand the various aspects of investing; we seek to inform and we serve, but mainly, we strive to listen! PLANNING PROCESS: For us, it begins by defining and documenting our client’s goals and desires. This foundation helps us to create a plan; an Envision® plan which tracks a client’s progress towards achieving their goals. By clearly understanding your goals and objectives, we can help our clients design a diversified portfolio designed to address those needs. ©2013 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved. Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. Envision® is a registered service mark of Wells Fargo & Company and used under license. CAR #1213-01627

DAN WEST, CPA, CFP, PFS, AWMA Principal Moneta Group 100 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 500, 726-2300, monetagroup.com Knowing that no two clients are the same, Dan West strives to develop personal relationships with each family. This closeness not only encourages him to be an advocate for his clients at all times, but also enables him to tailor unique, proactive plans for each family’s finances.

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IT’S THE POWER OF PHILANTHROPY. A SEAMLESS PARTNERSHIP. THE FEELING YOU GET FROM GIVING.

“Working with the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation is easy. We’re able to support the nonprofits we love in St. Louis and elsewhere, and avoid the administrative headaches that can come with operating a family foundation. We enjoy having the options of dropping a note, going online, or sending an email to make our grants to wonderful organizations like City Academy. “The Foundation also capably manages the funds we’ve set aside for our charitable initiatives, and that helps our gifting dollars go farther. That’s good news for the organizations we care about and for our community. Collaborating with the Foundation continues to be a rewarding partnership!” Arnold & Hazel Donald, St. Louis

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How do you recommend selecting a wealth adviser?

Maurice Quiroga Executive VP, managing director PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Ste. 110, 898-1338, maurice.quiroga@pnc.com

DEBORAH SMILEY, JD, CFP VP, senior wealth planner PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Ste. 110, 898-1337, deborah.smiley@pnc.com

Tim Durbin VP, relationship manager PNC Wealth Management 120 S. Central Ave., Ste. 110, 898-1583, tim.durbin@pnc.com

The process of selecting an individual to manage your wealth should be given careful thought and consideration. A common misconception is that wealth managers handle the same responsibilities as financial advisers. In reality, wealth managers provide more comprehensive and highly customized solutions. Character, integrity and the strength of the firm are crucial aspects to consider.

Take your time to choose the ‘right’ wealth adviser, as this should be a long-term relationship. It is important that you feel comfortable with this person from the onset and that you feel they are listening to you rather than selling you on why they are ‘right’ for you.

Narrow your prospects through tough interviews. Look for transparency, objectivity and depth of resources. Ask about fees and embedded fees, about the safety of your assets and where they are custodied. Look for a wealth adviser who works for a strong institution that has been in this business for more than 100 years. Avoid the risk of start-ups and small-wealth shops.

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Friendship Village 15201 Olive Blvd., 636-373-7721; 12503 Village Circle Drive, 667-4583; friendshipvillagestl.com Friendship Village Sunset Hills and Fountain View, FVSH’s Assisted Living Arm, partners with the Special School District’s vocational skills program to provide classroom space and mentors. Students volunteer in entry-level positions at FVSH and leave the program ready to begin paid employment. Several now work full-time at FVSH.

Mark Gellman and Neil Gellman, THE GELLMAN TEAM, COLDWELL BANKER PREMIER 2203 S. Big Bend Blvd., 336-1991, thegellmanteam.com The Gellman Team had a fantastic 2013. We have built an exceptional team, with the finest real estate agents and client-care specialists in St. Louis. Selling more than 200 homes year-to-date, and $75 million in sales, the team is ranked as the No. 1 agents in St. Louis, and the No. 10 Coldwell-Banker affiliate team in North America.

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URING THE SUMMER, WHEN WE ARE ALL complaining about the hot, humid Midwestern weather, we yearn for cooler, drier air. Well, welcome to winter! Now the air is so dry it crackles, and our skin responds in kind. “One of the most important functions of the skin is to be a barrier to protect the body from the external environment. Dry skin can exist without any other skin diseases. It’s more common with increasing age and sun damage, and it’s more common in the winter due to the colder temperatures and dry heat in homes,” says Dr. Lawrence Samuels, St. Luke’s Hospital chief of dermatology. “Moisturizers can help restore the normal skin barrier function. Consumers spend billions of dollars each year on these products; yet despite all the popularity and array of products, there are no precise guidelines for the most effective preparation.” Dr. Joseph Muccini, a dermatologist with the Mid-America Skin Health and Vitality Center, recommends soaps labeled for sensitive skin, which often contain extra moisturizers and are

hypoallergenic. He also favors ‘premium moisturizers,’ such as Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Moisturizer. To help better understand what you are buying, Samuels notes that there are three major categories of moisturizers: occlusives, which help prevent water loss from the skin; emollients (water-in-oil or oil-in-water), which help with water retention in the skin; and humectants, which actually attract water into the skin. He emphasizes that any product must be used correctly to maximize its benefit. “Putting a moisturizer directly on dry, flaky skin produces moisturized dead, flaky skin that was not exfoliated with bathing. (This method) uses only the water in the product to hydrate the skin. Shortly after application, the water from the product evaporates, leaving the skin dry again,” he says. To avoid this, Samuels recommends washing gently with a soft cloth and a cleanser with a pH between 3.5 to 5.5 (showers are better than baths), followed by three to five minutes of drying, and a moisturizer that contains natural exfoliating

agents. “This not only exfoliates, but with daily use, it will improve the normal skin exfoliation process producing healthier better looking skin,” he notes. Muccini notes that thicker moisturizing creams can be used on the body, although acne-prone individuals should be especially careful to use a lighter facial moisturizer that will not clog pores. Dr. Vivian Huang with Mercy Clinic Dermatology adds that ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. “Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive or jojoba. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, Continued on page 69

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AD BREATH IS ONE OF THE MOST EMBARrassing—and, fortunately, treatable— personal-hygiene issues. That’s why mouthwash companies advertise aggressively, playing on our worries about offending others. But is mouthwash really necessary? “With proper oral hygiene and visits to the dentist, over-the-counter mouthwash is not necessary and is merely an adjunct,” says Dr. John Boain of Boain Dental CareCare. “Prescription mouthwash is therapeutic in fighting oral diseases and will be recommended by your dentist.” However, Dr. Humaira Rosinski, a dentist with Creve Coeur Dental, says that mouthwash “does have benefits, and it is recommended not just for fresh, minty breath, which we dentists appreciate, but it reduces bacteria in your mouth and can be used to assist in the recovery and/or treatment of other oral health concerns.” Rosinski likens using mouthwash to rinsing out a water bottle. “You fill your mouth with a cleaning solution and swish it around to dislodge,

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sweep away debris and freshen your mouth,” she says. “But it’s important to note that mouthwash is not a substitute for flossing or brushing, by any means.” Boain agrees that basic dental hygiene— brushing and flossing daily—is the cornerstone of good oral care and fresh breath. If you do want to make mouthwash part of your oral hygiene routine, look for a formula that is nonalcoholic. Although studies have not conclusively proven a link between alcoholic mouthwashes and oral cancers, Boain notes that alcohol is drying and

can contribute to dry-mouth, cavities, gum disease and even fungal growth. He and Rosinski suggest asking your dentist for specific mouthwash recommendations based on your individual needs. Mouthwash use is easy and straightforward: “It is acceptable to use mouthwash regularly through the day, but do not swallow it,” Rosinski says, adding, “Keep in mind that an alcohol-based mouthwash can cause you to indicate positive on a breathalyzer up to an hour after use.”

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Kids & Resolutions

Model Expectations

By Russell Hyken, Ph.D.

The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions dates back to the ancient Romans and the mythical god, Janus. He was a two-faced man who represented the opportunity to reflect on the past and forgive one’s enemies while, at the same time, look toward the future and create goals for the New Year. Janus was so important to this ancient culture that they named the month of January after him. The epic story of Janus is an important history lesson. It teaches us that for thousands of years many have made New Year’s resolutions; and that for thousands of years, many also have failed at keeping them—a practice that still occurs

today. Recent studies indicate that 50 percent of Americans make resolutions and, by the end of the first month, most fail. With this in mind, is it fair to ask our children to do something that most adults can’t accomplish? Teaching kids about resolutions is an excellent way to educate about personal responsibility and self-improvement. Early on, children develop habits that they perpetuate through the rest of their lives. Encouraging kids to reflect on the past and create positive goals for the future is a worthy endeavor, and the New Year is the perfect time to introduce our children to this idea. How a parent assists a child in creating yearly

goals depends on age. For pre-school aged children, parents need to be directive and focus on typical life expectations such as brush your teeth and clean your room. During the elementary years, kids are able to comprehend the value of resolutions. Work with your child to choose specific and concrete objectives such as being healthier by eating one fruit or vegetable a day. For teenagers, goals can be more abstract and should emphasize personal responsibility such as learning better skills for conflict resolution and resisting drugs and alcohol. No matter a child’s age, parents should start with a conversation. In fact, creating a tradition around yearly goal-setting is a prosperous way to engage the entire family in this process. Over a special dinner or dessert, talk not only about future ideas but also reflect upon the past year’s successes and failures. The atmosphere should be light, supportive and fun. With the kids excited about future possibilities, the next step is to provide your child with guidance. Resolutions should be personal and something your son or daughter wants to achieve. Goals made out of obligation to please a parent or friend often result in failure. A child should start recycling because he or she wants to make the world a greener place and not to impress someone else. Parents also should encourage their children to make resolutions that are manageable. Making all A’s in school, for example, is much less realistic than focusing on improving a specific skill such as becoming a better writer. Further support your goal-maker by helping him break big tasks into small, tangible measures such as seeing an English teacher for extra assistance before the next big paper is due. Most fail at keeping resolutions because they lack the proper support. Minor missteps are to be expected and children may need additional guidance to fulfill expectations. Parents should engage in regular family discussion where progress is acknowledged and pitfalls are discussed. It also can be helpful to post goals on the family fridge; this creates a sense of internal obligation and makes it difficult to forget one’s aspirations. Lastly, parents should not only make their own resolutions but also should share these with their family. No matter what age, kids will value the goal-setting process more if mom and dad demonstrate a commitment to self-improvement. Additionally, have your son or daughter assist you with keeping resolutions, sending the message that it is ok to ask for help. Our children are always watching us, and modeling expectations is a powerful motivator. Resolutions are different than dreams. Everyone should have dreams and I say dream big, but dreams are not goals. Goals are specific, measurable, attainable and realistic. And while resolutions are timely, it takes time to successfully implement these life-changing behaviors. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so be patient and celebrate even minor milestones as your children strive for success.

Prior to going into private practice as a psychotherapist and learning disabilities specialist, Russell Hyken, Ph.D., Ed.S, M.A., LPC, NCC, worked for more than 15 years as an English teacher, school counselor and school administrator. Visit him online at ed-psy.com.

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Saint Louis Priory School

A Class Act BY BLAISE HART-SCHMIDT

Q&A with Fr. Linus Dolce, headmaster

Happy Birthday, St. Louis!

What is your favorite Priory tradition? Every Friday, we come together as a school and have mass together, and every Wednesday we have short prayers. Doing that every week for all six years that the young men go to school here, it’s special. If you asked the students, they would say their favorite tradition is when we meet as a school on Mondays for student council. They have a talent of the week, they read a poem, they read the menu for the week –if you know young guys, you know the menu is a big deal. They have fun with it. What’s new at Priory? This year, we have an increase in financial aid—$1.4 million for the school year. This shows our commitment to helping our students and also to diversity. We support the families when they need it, and we’ve never had to turn away a student because the family couldn’t afford tuition. Also, we have a new club this year, the Sodality of Our Lady. It has about 35 members who meet before school for prayer, to say the rosary and learn about the historical aspect of Our Lady. That’s impressive to me that these students will wake up and come to school early for that. We don’t just teach religion. We try to foster spirituality in our students. What notable accomplishments have students at Priory achieved? There are so many. In 2009, we had four students get a perfect ACT score. This year, we have nine National Merit Semi-Finalists. In 2011, we were the state champions in soccer, with an undefeated 27-0 record. We do well in the Scholar Bowl: In the spring of 2012, we got first place; and last year, we had two teams that placed second and third. When I’m talking to prospective students and parents, they think all the students here are ‘scary smart’ and that’s not true. All of them are bright in their own way, but all of them have drive. They’re all so unique and have an array of talents. Mission Statement: The Mission of Saint Louis Priory School is to provide a Benedictine, Catholic, college preparatory education of the highest excellence so as to help talented and motivated young men develop their full potential as children of God.

My birthday wish for St. Louis… Let’s see St. Louis come together through our aggressive hard work to exponentially grow jobs and to develop a globally diverse talent pipeline to meet this need. And let’s provide the foundation for our workforce with a great education for everyone, no matter their age, race or neighborhood. Let’s just do it!

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NEW YEAR, A NEW MARKET — or that’s the idea, at least. After a half-decade of real estate turbulence, a multitude of area real estate professionals are echoing the same idea: At the start of 2014, the market is moving in the right direction. Jim Dohr, president of Coldwell Banker Gundaker, says that CBG currently has approximately six months of inventory, making the market quite evenhanded. As a rule of thumb, he says less than six months of inventory creates a seller’s market, while more formulates a buyer’s market. “I think this will start the year in a fairly balanced mode.” Kevin Goffstein of Prudential Alliance Realtors predicts a higher number of units to be sold in the coming year. “It was an improvement in 2013, but we hope to see the same—if not better—in 2014.” The amount of distressed properties also has decreased, according to Liz Little of Elizabeth Real Estate Group. “This year was a great indicator of

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where our market is going,” she says. “There are some changes that are going to occur next year in the lending aspect, but I think once we get through the fear of the unknown, it’ll all settle out and be OK.” For those looking to buy, additional newly built homes may be on the horizon. “New construction is such a great stimulus to our overall economy. We went from booming new home sales to zero in the last four or five years,” says Janet Horlacher of Janet McAfee Real Estate. “Builders have been contacting us about cluster home projects. I think my forecast for 2014 is we’re going to see some movement in smaller cluster homes or 30-home projects.” J. Warner of The Warner Hall Group of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty recommends buyers start the process early due to a lack of inventory. “A buyer who wants to have a choice needs to be in a position to act quickly and not have to sell their house. If a buyer has to sell their current home, then their current home should go on the market immediately.” Warner notes that

offers contingent on the sale of a home are tolerable, but “most sellers in a seller’s market will not consider a house-sale-contingent offer.” He explains this isn’t because homes aren’t selling— instead, in a multiple-offer marketplace, sellers have the ability to simply accept an easier option. For those looking to sell, Warner emphasizes the importance of being prepared to move: If an offer comes in, you don’t want to reject it because you haven’t secured your next home. Additionally, he recommends listing your home sooner rather than later. “In the spring, there’s always more inventory,” he says. “If you put your house on the market early enough, and you beat all the other inventory on the market, there will be a higher demand for your house. Buyers are currently looking and will increase in numbers as we move into the spring.” Overall, the reaction from area agents is optimistic. “It’s a great time for people to be selling their home and moving up, and it’s a great time for people to be entering the market,” says Norm Polsky of Coldwell Banker Premier Group. “We’re very positive about the market for 2014.”

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DISTINCTIVE PROPERTIES

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CUSTOM WALNUT FRONT door greets visitors as they enter this home’s warm and bright open floor plan. Knotty pine-beamed ceilings throughout the first floor, as well as 4-inch plank wood floors and a stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace in the hearth room create a cozy atmosphere. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a center island and walk-in pantry with window make the custom kitchen an amateur chef’s dream. The master suite features a walkin closet, thermal jet tub and oversized shower for ultimate relaxation. Two more bedrooms also have walk-in closets and share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The lower level boasts 9-foot ceilings and approximately 900 square-feet of additional living space. Great for entertaining, both the first floor and patio are wired for sound. An oversized, 2-car garage, special millwork, home office and in-ground sprinkler system are just a few of the extras in this cozy home.

This 3-bedroom, 2-full and 1-half bath home in the Ladue School District is listed for $775,000.

Christy Thompson, 974-6140, janetmcafee.com Janet McAfee Weakley, with 10 other real estate agents, started Janet McAfee Real Estate in 1975. The firm currently has 150 sales associates and a sales volume of $400 million. Locally owned and operated, the agency is among the largest privately owned luxury real estate firms in St. Louis.

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Room for All UVS (SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES) are everywhere: Moms drive them instead of station wagons; men drive them instead of pick-ups or large sedans; and younger adults drive them to haul all their equipment to their extreme outdoor adventures. The vehicle that started the SUV revolution in the early ’90s was the Ford Explorer, a boxy body on frame, truck-like vehicle that offered many of the advantages that draw people to SUVs: a high seating position, four-wheeldrive capability, and room for your family and all your stuff. Fast-forward to the 2014 model, and the Explorer still retains the size and capability of the original, but with a unibody construction that makes the modern Explorer a more comfortable ride. Styling also has improved quite a bit since the refrigerator-box style of the early Explorers. Today’s version sports an attractively aggressive front end with projector beam headlights, character lines on the sides and slanted roof pillars that make it more stylish. Heated front seats are comfortable and a large touchscreen in the middle of the dash displays audio, ventilation, seat heating and other information. The screen also displays the image from the useful back-up camera. A large array of buttons on the steering wheel control a variety of functions, including what’s displayed on the video screens on either side of the central speedometer. Rear-seat room is generous in all dimensions and occupants enjoy their own air vents, but the third row is probably best reserved for the pre-teen crowd. The headrests on the third-row seats impinge on rearward visibility and should probably be folded down unless in use. The electric rear tailgate opens to a modicum of space behind the third-row seats, but fold them down and cargo room becomes very generous. Folding down the second row, as well, makes it cavernous. The driving position is nice and high. Unlike previous generations, the default drive mode is now front-wheel-drive instead of rear-wheeldrive. Four-wheel-drive still is an option. Handling is decent for a top-heavy SUV; and braking and acceleration are both good, though there’s a hint of lag in acceleration with the 3.5-liter, V-6 engine, which returns mileage of 17 city, 23 highway. Different terrain modes are available at the touch of a button. The unibody construction contributes to a nice, smooth ride

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that won’t beat you up on long trips like the old truck-based Explorer. Overall, the Explorer has a solid, somewhat heavy feel to it. Two V-6 engines and an ecoboost 4-cylinder all are available, and each mates to a 6-speed automatic transmission. According to Barry Pannett, general sales manager at Paul Cerame Ford, “The new Explorer is very car-like, with a nice, smooth ride and easy maneuverability. It also offers improved fuel economy with 20 mpg combined.” Base price of the four-wheel-drive XLT model is about $35,000. Another appealing SUV is the Volkswagen Touareg. Available with either a traditional gas engine or a technologically advanced diesel, the Touareg diesel offers tons of torque, clean emissions and excellent mileage for a large SUV. Touareg styling is fairly conservative, but ‘happily attractive,’ with the friendly VW front end and nicely rounded surfaces. The interior is pretty fancy for a Volkswagen. High, wellbolstered heated front seats offer good visibility, but the leather is not as soft as in some other luxury vehicles. A large screen in the center of the dash provides audio and ventilation controls, navigation and video for a back-up camera. It’s a touchscreen with hard buttons below, so using it is relatively easy. Automatic headlights, threeposition memory seats, a panoramic sunroof, rain sensing wipers, push-button start, dual automatic climate control, and available heated steering wheel and rear seats are just some of the luxury amenities the Touareg offers. Four-way switches on each side of the steering wheel allow you to control the audio system and information display, but could be distracting until welllearned. Rear-seat passengers get plenty of space, especially generous leg room, plus their own air vents. The large cargo area under the electric tailgate can be expanded by folding down the rear seats.

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Power emanates from a 240-horsepower, 406-torque, 3.0-liter clean turbo-diesel V-6 engine to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic with manual mode, but no paddle-shifters on the steering wheel. Acceleration is brisk with just a hint of turbo lag, which is compensated for by gobs of torque, especially during highway passing. The ride is smooth; yet overall, the suspension has a nice, taught Teutonic feel to it—which, along with good braking, translates to good handling for an SUV. For maximum traction, a rotary knob lets you adjust to the type of road surface upon which you’ll be traveling. Mileage with the diesel engine is 20 city, 29 highway, and the range is an astounding 765 miles. David Schultz, assistant sales manager at Dean Team VW in Kirkwood, boasts, “The Touarag looks great, drives great, and crushes the competition in its price class. It has all the expected luxury amenities, along with a 7,700-pound towing capacity and—with the diesel—great fuel economy.” Prices for the Touareg diesel R-Line start at about $58,500. The base gas version starts at $45,000 or so.

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YEAR-END MOVIE REVIEW

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The Best and Worst of 2013

ELL, IT HAS BEEN A STRANGE year in cinema. We’ve had movies without plots, without dialogue and without acting— although I guess as long as Vin Diesel is in the business, that’s always a possibility. We’ve had Oscar winners churn out stinkers and first-time actors deliver awardworthy performances. Without further ado…

Gravity I’ll be the first to admit the acting here is hardly Oscar-worthy. If I have to listen to Sandra Bullock mutter to herself in one more film, I’m going to lose it. That being said, the film itself is profound and quite beautiful.

The Ten Best Films of 2013 Mud If Matthew McConaughey weren’t so busy pounding the pavement looking for nominations for his ho-hum role in Dallas Buyers Club, he might realize that his charming, effortless performance in this endearing coming-of-age story was his best in years.

There’s a challenge to compiling the worst movies in a given year. Sequels like The Hangover III, Grown Ups 2 and Die Hard 17 don’t make the list because they’re a given. It’s the same, sadly, with Vince Vaughn comedies. The Internship and Delivery Man gave Vaughn a beach house (and me, a migraine). This year, I’m pleased to say, every single movie on the list stars an Oscar nominee or a winner; and in some cases, a multiple winner. Even a squirrel falls out of a tree every once in a while. After Earth Important life lesson: If you are a huge movie star (Will Smith) and want to forge a similar action hero career for your teenage son by setting him up as the star of a huge summer blockbuster, maybe read the script first.

This Jackie Robinson biopic is just a great reason to go to the movies. The true story is both heart-wrenching and heartwarming, and the performances—especially Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey—are moving.

Saving Mr. Banks If you’ve ever heard yourself gripe while perusing the movie listings at this time of year that you can’t find a good family holiday film, problem solved. You can usually find ‘holiday,’ and you can always find ‘movie.’ It’s the ‘good’ that provides the challenge. This story of Walt Disney’s decade-long attempt to secure the rights to Mary Poppins is your film.

Blue Jasmine Woody Allen delivers with this compelling modern tale of a woman on the verge. Cate Blanchett stars as the destitute widow of a real estate swindler living through a reversal of fortune in a tiny San Francisco apartment.

The Wolf of Wall Street Scorsese waited years for his Academy Award. Now, it seems he may be bombarded with statues. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as financial high-roller in this despicable and fascinating look at greed and corruption on ’80s Wall Street.

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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters As far as I’m concerned, Jeremy Renner has no one to blame but himself. The title says it all. Runner, Runner Don’t worry. Justin Timberlake still can take a decent movie script and send it right down the toilet. Here, he plays an Ivy League math genius (o-ho-kay) who tries to take on the corrupt world of online gaming.

The Family Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro star as married mobsters in witness protection in a small town in France. Oh, I get it. It’s France, not Nebraska. So the guy at the market is snooty rather than doofy, and there’s slightly more sex. Fruitvale Station Several big-name films tackle racism this year. In my opinion, this film does everything right. It explores the microcosm of one man’s tragic life, and the sickening combination of bad luck, stupidity, anger and fear that fuel circumstances. Inside Llewyn Davis The Coen brothers hit the nail on the head this time. Their signature black humor and offbeat narrative is perfect in this sad and strange and charming story of a folk singer trying to put the pieces of his life back together. And hey, Justin Timberlake didn’t ruin a film, for once.

The Way Way Back This film is proof that a movie doesn’t have to be outrageous to be refreshing. This is a simple coming-of-age story about a boy struggling to find his voice. He struggles free from a clueless mother and her demeaning boyfriend, and finds solace and support with a group of misfits at a local water park. American Hustle This is the movie of 2013. It has the rare trifecta of substance, talent and fun. It’s a period sting story that features the up-and-coming Hollywood A-list. Enough said.

Nebraska I think Bruce Dern thought this could be his Crazy Heart. He’s an aging actor looking for an Oscar playing an aging character looking for meaning in his life. The only problem here is that this movie has no story—it’s as bland and colorless as the cinematography. Diana Shhhh! Just pretend we never made it and maybe people will forget about it. Naomi Watts has to be wondering what she was thinking when she signed on to this pointless, lukewarm biopic about the late princess. To make things so much worse, it’s hard to Continued on page 58

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The Lone Ranger It’s quite an achievement, but this movie has done it: It joins Howard the Duck, Pluto Nash, Ishtar and Catwoman in an exclusive club of atrocious movies with unlimited budgets and tremendous talent. Makes you wonder how they did it.


YEAR-END THEATER REVIEW

Bravo!

War Horse

The Best of the Best BY MARK BRETZ

WAR HORSE PHOTO BY BRINKHOFF/MOEGENBURG, LES MISERABLES PHOTO BY LARRY PRY

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O, ALL OF A SUDDEN IT’S THE END OF December and thoughts of New Year’s resolutions dance in our heads. Before we enter 2014, however, let’s reflect on what the past year has given us on local stages. Several new companies put out shingles this year, always a good sign in a vibrant theater community. We welcomed the Theatre Lab Project, Tesseract Theatre Company and Encore! Theater to the dozens of professional, community and college companies already performing. The Black Rep lost its long-time home when the Grandel Theatre was sold, but resurfaced at its new venue, the HarrisStowe State University Performing Arts Center. All told, I viewed 137 plays in 2013, including virtually every professional performance, as well as selected community and college presentations. Either the caliber of productions continues to improve or my grading system has become more watered down—or both—because there were 21 presentations that received a perfect 5 rating and another 24 each garnered an exceptional 4.5. In the runner-up category was an impressive assortment of productions that included Good People, The Mousetrap, Cabaret, Double Indemnity and Venus in Fur, all at The Rep. St. Louis Actors’ Studio presented a riveting version of the classic, Waiting for Godot, with Terry Meddows, Gary Wayne Barker, Aaron Orion Baker and Greg Johnston delivering masterful performances. The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival made Twelfth Night more endearing than ever, while The Muny’s presentation of West Side Story was fresh and invigorating, as was the touring production of Anything Goes at The Fox. The Top 12, in ascending order, are: #12) Opus at West End Players Guild Musician Michael Hollinger penned this witty, fascinating and always engaging piece about the tensions on stage and off between members of a brilliant ensemble known as the Lazarus String Quartet. West End Players Guild staged an amusing and highly appealing effort that hit all the right notes under Jerry McAdams’ gifted guidance, with a cast featuring John Wolbers, Stephen Peirick, Jonathan Hey, Dennis Folwarczny II and Caitlin Mickey. #11) Our Town at Insight Theatre Company On the 75th anniversary of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Insight Theatre mounted a moving and marvelous rendition of Wilder’s wistful and charming classic about life

in a New England town in the early 20th century. Mark Wilson’s less-is-more set followed the playwright’s dictum for a ‘minimal’ effect. Director Tom Martin’s wonderful cast featured the likes of Joneal Joplin, John Contini, Peggy Billo, Alan Knoll, Amy Loui, Taylor Pietz, Jack Dryden, Donna Weinsting and Michael Brightman. #10) Hannah Senesh at New Jewish Theatre Director Kat Singleton orchestrated a beautifully balletic performance by Shanara Gabrielle in this one-woman show about a fiery Zionist freedom fighter who parachuted into enemy territory in World War II in an effort to free her own family from the Nazis, but was captured, tortured and executed. Playwright David Schechter’s script is a textured and superbly told tale that was a richly rewarding presentation at New Jewish Theatre. #9) The Cherry Sisters Revisited at R-S Theatrics Who knew that the sad tale of five sisters from an Iowa farm could translate into comedy? Dan O’Brien’s ingenious effort is based on a real family who achieved unfortunate fame at the turn of the 20th century with their vaudeville act while devoid of any discernible talent. The Cherry Sisters Revisited was a deliciously surprising delight, buoyed by expert performances by director Kirsten Wylder’s smart, inventive cast that included B.

Les Miserables

Weller, Rachel Tibbetts, Ellie Schwetye, Beth Wickenhauser, Nicole Angeli and Mollie Amburgey. #8) Topdog/Underdog at St. Louis Actors’ Studio The troupe housed at Gaslight Theater began its seventh season, titled Sins of the Father, with a sizzling rendition of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The loneliness, rejection and hopelessness of the two black brothers ironically named Booth and Lincoln were fully realized in director Elizabeth Helman’s pointed Continued on page 60

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interpretation and the scintillating performances of Chauncy Thomas and Reginald Pierre as the doomed brothers. #7) Champion at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Surely, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will see its star shine even more lustrously following the world premiere of this completely engrossing work. Based on the story of the late, bisexual welterweight boxer Emile Griffith and commissioned by OTSL, it contains a strong and stirring score by jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and a sobering libretto by playwright Michael Cristofer. It also featured remarkable performances by Arthur Woodley as the feeble, older Griffith and Denyce Graves as his self-centered mother. James Robertson’s stage direction was tense and disciplined on the impressive set designed by Allen Moyer. #6) Café Chanson at Upstream Theater This poignant piece was conceived, written and directed by Ken Page, one of St. Louis’ most successful performers. Here, he created a compelling look at one man’s rueful reflections on his life as he makes a final circle around the tiny stage and intimate space at this mythical and mysterious cabaret. Henry Palkes’ combo provided pleasing musical accompaniment for a top-notch cast that included J. Samuel Davis, Justin Ivan Brown, Willena Vaughn, Elizabeth Birkenmeier, Gia Grazia Valenti, Antonio Rodriguez and John Flack in the lead role as a lonely old GI who comes face-to-face with long-lost loves. #5) Fly at The Rep Co-writer and director Ricardo Kahn drew inspiration for this affecting drama from an old photo of Tuskegee Airmen. He and Trey Ellis penned their tribute to the 1,000 or so black World War II pilots who helped pave the way for more equitable treatment of African-Americans in the decades to

follow. Included in the story is a character known as the Tap Griot, a modern variation on the traditional storytellers and oral historians of the Mali Empire in West Africa, and a breathtaking scenic design by Beowulf Boritt that has an IMAX effect. #4) All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at Mustard Seed Theatre Directed by Deanna Jent, along with musical director Joe Schoen, this hauntingly beautiful and deceptively ‘simple’ musical was masterfully performed by a cast of 10 talented singers. The accomplished vocalists blended their diverse voices in affecting harmony to breathe new life into this inspirational century-old tale, truly an ensemble piece in the best definition of the word. Charlie Barron, Gary Glasgow, Christopher Hickey, J. Samuel Davis, Shawn Bowers, Jason Myers, Antonio Rodriguez, Tim Schall, Luke Steingruby and Jeffrey Wright comprised the stellar cast. #3) Les Miserables at The Muny As memory serves, The Muny previously staged a rousing presentation of this venerable musical in 2007. This new production was a superior effort on many levels, starting with the striking, massive painting on Robert Mark Morgan’s set that greeted audience members as they arrived. Director Richard Jay-Alexander, who also staged the original Broadway, touring and selected international productions in association with Cameron Mackintosh, helmed this Muny version. ClaudeMichel Schonberg’s music was as thrilling and affecting as ever. You may have seen Les Miserables before, but you likely didn’t view a presentation as panoramic and persuasive as this one.

emotional bond between an English lad and the animal he loves circa World War I. Anyone who has ever considered a pet to be a member of the family will understand this. From its start to its conclusion, War Horse is a profoundly moving experience, accentuated by the efforts of the Handspring Puppet Company for its magical work in portraying the equine Joey and the other horses. Watching puppeteers manipulate Joey’s 120-pound frame with impeccable timing to match the sound design was quite remarkable. #1) The Whipping Man at The Black Rep Playwright Matthew Lopez’s stark and provocative drama about a pair of newly liberated slaves and their former slave-holder, all Jews living in the South at the end of the Civil War, maintains its tense tone throughout its two acts in gripping and harrowing fashion. Its St. Louis premiere sizzled under Ed Smith’s insightful direction. Smith harnessed the energies of his combustible trio of players to deliver a wholly rewarding theatrical experience. Key to the flavorful concoction he prepared was a powerful and persuasive performance by Ron Himes as Simon, whose age gives him patriarchal status among the three characters. Ronald Conner and Justin Ivan Brown brought their own considerable skills to the effort, which was underscored by Mark Wilson’s haunting lighting design of Tim Case’s masterful set, the forlorn remains of a once stately mansion. This year delivered many magnificent performances by a wide variety of troupes in The Lou. We owe all of them our thanks and gratitude for the dedication and talent they put into their work both on and behind area stages. Whipping Man Theater

#2) War Horse at The Fox Writing an anti-war story is unsurprising. What makes War Horse so endearing and affecting is that war is the secondary thread in this yarn behind the

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SPICY BITS YEAR IN REVIEW The culinary scene in St. Louis continues to flourish, and 2013 was an especially exciting year for diners and drinkers and those who serve them. Here are just a few of the notable events in the past 12 months: BY MATT SORRELL

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KEVIN NASHAN, ALUMNI ST. LOUIS, PRASINO, AND CENTRAL TABLE FOOD HALL PHOTOS BY SARAH CROWDER, PICCIONE PASTRY PHOTO BY SARA KETTERER

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Prasino

Piccione Pastry

BACK ON THE SCENE Several well-known figures in the culinary scene returned to the spotlight with new projects this year. Chef JOSH GALLIANO made his return at The Libertine in Clayton; chef ERIC BRENNER assumed the role of executive chef and general manager of Alumni St. Louis downtown; KATIE LEE opened her new venture, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta, in Rock Hill; pastry chef SIMONE FAURE debuted her long-awaited boutique bakery, La Patisserie Chouquette; chef BRIAN HARDESTY introduced Element; and mixologist extraordinaire TED KILGORE’s Planter’s House finally started pouring fine drinks in Lafayette Square.

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS Plenty of other new places opened for business this year, as well, including: Mission Taco Joint opened in the Delmar Loop; neighborhood burger joint The Dam launched in South City; Mike Shannon’s Grill bowed in Edwardsville, Ill.; green eatery Prasino kicked off in St. Charles; Table from chef CASSY VIRES and husband/ partner JOSH RENBARGER is now serving in Benton Park; and Tripel is now dishing out traditional Belgian fare in Lafayette Square. New bakeries made some waves on the scene, including Piccione Pastry in the Delmar Loop and Strange Donuts in Maplewood. The CWE was an especially fertile place for new eating and

Mission Taco Joint

Gerard Craft

drinking establishments this year. The second location of The Block Restaurant & Butcher Shop debuted there, as did Gringo, the latest venture from the folks who brought us Pi Pizzeria. Central Table Food Hall opened its doors, along with Gamlin Whiskey House from brothers LUCAS and DEREK GAMLIN. And Chef JOHN PERKINS launched Southern-inspired Juniper. Sadly, some favorites fell by the wayside in 2013. One of the most prominent of these was Duff’s in the CWE, which closed after a 41-year run. Mojo Tapas in South City shut down, as did Growler’s Pub in Sunset Hills, Salt in the CWE, Garavelli’s in South City, Frontenac Grill, The Fatted Calf, Green Bean and Rue Lafayette.

BEER St. Louis’s craft beer scene continued its expansion. The latest brewery to enter the fray is Heavy Riff Brewing Company, which opened in Dogtown in the fall. Urban Chestnut Brewing Company took over the former Renard Paper Company building in The Grove and transformed the 70,000-square-foot space into a new production and tasting room facility. 4 Hands Brewing Company expanded its production capabilities, as well, and began offering its core portfolio of brews in 12-ounce four packs instead of 22-ounce bottles. Perennial Artisan Ales’ Abraxas seasonal, brewed with ancho chilies,

Central Table Food Hall

cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon, got a much-coveted 100-point designation from Beer Advocate co-founder JASON ALSTROM.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS The local culinary scene got plenty of kudos in 2013. Bon Appetit magazine released its list of 50 Best New Restaurants in America, which included Niche and Elaia & Olio. Brasserie By Niche was recognized by Travel+Leisure as one of the best French restaurants in the country. Downtown fine dining icon Tony’s was once again honored with a AAA Four Diamond Award (only 2.6 percent of the 29,000 AAA-rated restaurants earned the Four Diamond Award in 2013). Former Sanctuaria bar manager MATT SEITER’s book, The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars, was one of 10 semi-finalists for Best New Book at the 2013 Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans. ANDREY IVANOV, beverage director and GM at Elaia & Olio, won the title of Midwest Regional Winner in the 2013 Best Young Sommelier awards. And Balaban’s Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar, Truffles, Gerard’s Restaurant and Annie Gunn’s all took home the 2013 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Chefs GERARD CRAFT and KEVIN NASHAN were both semifinalists for the James Beard Award Foundation’s Best Chef-Midwest honor. CRAFT made it to the final round, eventually losing out to fellow Missouri chef CORY GARRELTS of Bluestem in Kansas City.

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WITH THE END OF THE YEAR DRAWING NEAR, IT’S TIME AGAIN TO review the cookbooks that made their way to store shelves in 2013. This year’s crop includes life-long compilations and memoirs and collections from famed restaurants, as well as recipes from all areas of the U.S. and beyond. So, sit back with a cuppa, and decide which titles deserve a place on your kitchen shelf. The Can’t Cook Book by Jessica Seinfeld (Atria Books, $28) As Maria von Trapp would sing, Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start… In 2013, Mrs. Jerry Seinfeld released her third cookbook, this time focusing on beginners or those ‘can’t cooks,’ with detailed instruction ranging from kitchen gadgets and cookware to how to cut an onion—and even trickier, how to peel and devein shrimp. For those more knowledgeable in the kitchen, this compilation—with its clever formatting and illustrations—also offers plenty of inspiration and intriguing recipes, like Roasted Lemon-Thyme Portobello Mushrooms.

masked, while also keeping the dish from getting soggy. It was served along with some sauteed spinach. We were surprised to learn from our server that I Fratellini only just recently started serving gelato instead of ice cream. Of course, we had to give it a try and ordered a serving of Vanilla Gelato with Espresso ($9). The espresso was poured directly over the gelato table-side, gently melting into a soft and subtle amalgam of flavors and temperatures. As usual, service was spot-on, deft and unassuming with just the right amount of attention paid to our dining needs. In addition to dinner, I Fratellini also offers a tasty lunch menu. For those who can’t stick around during the lunch hour, salad and sandwich boxed lunches also are available. Anyone looking for an intimate dining experience that will allow them to transcend the daily grind for a bit need only head to I Fratellini and step behind the curtain. 7624 Wydown Blvd., 727-7901

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It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow (Grand Central Publishing Life & Style, $32) Another celebrity cookbook creating a lot of buzz this year was It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow. Motivated to follow a healthier diet after being diagnosed by her doctor as anemic, vitamin-D deficient and highly stressed, Paltrow eliminated many foods from her diet, including dairy, sugar, wheat and processed foods. But to keep meals interesting, Paltrow enlisted the help of her friend, Julia Turshen, and the result is this cookbook. Along with beautiful photography of food, as well as Paltrow and her family, look for delicious entrees like Salmon Burgers with Pickled Ginger and Coriander, and Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers with Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce. Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer by Sanford D’Amato (Agate Publishing, $35) Good Stock is a wonderful reflection of Sanford (Sandy) D’Amato’s career and life in the kitchen, and includes hand-selected recipes by the James Beard-award-winning chef. Some entries to stir the taste buds: Grilled Yucatan Pork Chops with Ancho Potatoes and Orange Chili Emulsion, Home-Style Pork Cabbage Rolls, Black Bean Chili with Cheddar Cheese Toast—and not to be forgotten: Ginger Snap Cannoli with Wisconsin Dried Cherry Mascarpone Cream. Ivar’s Seafood Cookbook by Ivar Haglund (Sasquatch Books, $30) When Ivar Haglund opened his small aquarium and fish-and-chips stand on Seattle’s waterfront in 1938, no one could have guessed the long history and popularity that laid ahead for this Pacific Northwest treasure. And to celebrate its 75th anniversary, the restaurant has released its very first cookbook, which shares recipes (along with a side of humor) from its own kitchen, including Ivar’s Crispy Fish Tacos, Ivar’s Famous Puget Sound White Clam Chowder, as well as Ivar’s Original Cocktail Sauce and Famous Tartar Sauce.

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ONE OF THE JEWELS IN ZOE Pidgeon’s eclectic culinary crown, along with Bar Les Freres and Bobo Noodle House, I Fratellini is one of those little oases that offer a cozy, welcoming respite from the hustle and bustle of the workaday world. Stepping into the narrow, unassuming doorway (we almost always walk past at least once before we remember exactly where it is) and parting the heavy black curtain that separates the entrance foyer from the rest of the restaurant, diners enter into a space where time seems to pass a bit slower; and their focus shifts from worldly concerns to fine food and the folks at the table with them, thanks to low lights, soft jazz and subtle touches like the fresh roses on the table. The deceptively compact menu at I Fratellini offers a nice range of dishes to please all palates. On our most recent visit, the Steamed Mussels ($13) swimming in a piquant spicy tomato broth provided a nice warm-up to the main event. The accompanying bruchetta, soaked in the flavors of the broth, was just the thing to defrost on a cold winter’s eve. We always have to order some sort of a pasta at an Italian eatery. This time, it was the Mushroom Ravioli ($21). Picture a bowl full of tender squares of pasta, cooked to perfection with just the right amount of ‘give’ when you bite into them. Then envision these little gems settled amongst meaty mushrooms in a brown butter sage sauce that has just a touch of sweetness to complement the earthiness of the mushrooms. You get the picture. We paired this dish with a snifter of one of our favorite whiskies, Macallan 12-year Scotch ($12), and discovered a new favorite combo. The Pistachio-Encrusted Trout ($22) is a flaky piece of fish covered in ground pistachios with no additional breading. The lack of breadcrumbs and the slight tang of some citrus butter allows the flavor of the fish to come through without being

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The Model Bakery Cookbook by Karen Mitchell and Sarah Mitchell Hansen with Rick Rodgers (Chronicle Books, $35) While on the West C o a s t , a s to p fo r dessert at Napa Valley’s Model Bakery would be an excellent idea. And now with the release of The Model Bakery Cookbook, its recipes can be accessed anywhere. Opened in 1984, the bakery has a rich history, and within the pages of this title, owner Karen Mitchell shares many of her favorite recipes, along with the story of the bakery and a culinary account of Napa Valley’s past. Among the entries, find celebrated recipes like The Model Bakery’s English Muffins and croissants, as well as Carmelita Bars and Chocolate Rads…enough said. Hampton Weekends: Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining All Year Round by Ellen Wright (East End Press, $25) Hopping over to the East Coast, Ellen Wright breaks down entertaining in the home during all four seasons in Hampton Weekends, offering menu ideas from start to finish. Inside, find Sunday Brunch in Bed, Christmas Dinner by the Fire, First Spring Dinner on the Screened in Porch, and Dinner on the Summer Solstice. Throughout the book, Wright offers many useful tips—and don’t forget to learn how to make Chocolate Leaves! Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen by Edward Lee (Artisan Books, $30) From down South comes Smoke & Pickles from chef Edward Lee. In this title, Lee co m b i n e s co o k i n g techniques and recipes based on his Korean roots, classical French training and his personal life in Louisville, Ken. Sitting down with family and friends, these are the drinks and foods that Lee serves. Noteworthy mentionables include QuickSautéed Squid and Bacon Salad, Rice Bowl with Spicy Pork, Fried Green Tomato-Cilantro Relish and Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep for sipping, of course!

Cooking Slow: Recipes for Slowing Down and Cooking More by Andrew Schloss (Chronicle Books, $35) On the pages of this title, learn about the art of cooking through braising, roasting, grilling, baking, frying and steaming. A home filled with the scent of flavors lofting through the air is what this collection is all about. Starting with a lesson on meat doneness, the book begins with the usual suspects: duck, turkey, chicken, pork, beef and lamb. But the veggies are not forgotten with Slow-Baked Beets with Orange Gremolata, Molten Cauliflower and Root Vegetable Borscht. And for the finale, how about Sticky Toffee Pudding or Almond-Stuffed Apricots Candied in Amaretto Syrup? Savory Bites: Meals You Can Make in Your Cupcake Pan by Hollis Wilder (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $27.50) As stated in the title, for this cookbook, a muffin pan is needed for every re c i p e … b u t f ro m Hollis Wilder, two-time champion of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, expect to find creativity and well-imagined flavor combinations in this collection of recipes. Under the category of notto-be-missed: Three-Cheese Tarts with Pear and Fig Compote, Cornbread Chili Cheese Bakes, Tuna Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauces and Turkey, Apple & Sweet Potato Pies.

Cicchetti: And Other Small Italian Plates to Share by Lindy Wildsmith and Valentina Sforza (Race Point Publishing, $28) Cicchetti in Italian translates to ‘small plates,’ and Ve n e t i a n s b e g i n serving in the traditional style of cicchetti beginning at breakfast and continue throughout the day. Along with the enticing recipes, this book includes glorious images with the authors serving as your culinary guides to different regions. From Lombardy and its cheese to Calabria with its abundance of seafood and fresh vegetables, Cicchetti covers Italian cuisine from top to bottom. The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional & Contemporary Holiday Dishes by Paula Shoyer (Sterling, $35) With both traditional and contemporary Jewish recipes, Paula Shoyer revisits the standards and puts a modern spin on many holiday favorites. Divided into sections that include Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, Passover and Shavuot, the book is wellthought-out and easy to use, even breaking down recipes into chapters based on ease of technique. Look for Whole-Wheat Chocolate Babka, Mocha Macarons and Vanilla Bean Hamantaschen—to end on a very sweet note!

Flavors of My World: A Culinary Tour Through 25 Countries by Maneet Chauhan with Doug Singer (Favorite Recipes Press, $30) Yes, 25 countries are included in this cookbook, with 50 recipes covering traditional foods and drinks of nations from almost every continent. Maneet Chauhan, a judge on the television show Chopped, is not only passionate about food, but travel, as well. In Flavors of My World, she features recipes with ingredients that are readily available to the American home chef like Paneer Tadka Pad Thai, Moroccan Tagine Chana Masala on Couscous and Coconut Kesari Mexican Churros.

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THE WINE LIFE

The Trends of 2013 and Beyond BY STANLEY BROWNE, CSW

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AS WINE BECOME A NATURAL BEVERAGE of choice for American consumers? Let’s take a look at what’s on the pulse and the likely future trends for wine. Who is drinking wine in the U.S.? Boomers remain the solid base for wine consumption, but it is the Millennials who are driving the growth. Broken down, the Wine Market Council says 28 percent of younger Millennials (ages 21 to 26) reported drinking wine daily, while 19 percent of those ages 27 to 36 say they consume wine every day. Also driving growth is that both Millennials and Generation-X-ers are drinking wine as a beverage of choice more often. But it’s not just generational: Wine-drinkers also are increasing among African-Americans, Latino-Americans and Asian-Americans. Accessibility It seems like wine is everywhere and everyone is trying to get in on the game: We have seen celebrities with their own labels; and even retailers such as Starbucks and Frontgate are dabbling in wine sales and testing markets. Wine also is showing up in less-traditional venues, like sporting events, concerts and at big-box stores. Adventures in Wine Eclectic whites like Vinho Verde from Portugal and albarino from Spain are on the rise as younger wine-drinkers are becoming more adventurous. Rosé in every style continues to grow in both popularity and quality. (And yes, real men do drink white and pink.)

WINE IS EVERYWHERE AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO GET IN ON THE GAME: WE HAVE SEEN CELEBRITIES WITH THEIR OWN LABELS; AND EVEN RETAILERS SUCH AS STARBUCKS AND FRONTGATE ARE DABBLING IN WINE SALES AND TESTING MARKETS.

The Weather The frost, snow and hail of 2013 were rough on vineyards, which reduced yields and production in most parts of the world. Headlines declaring, Wine is running out!, flooded both the industry and mainstream media.

well-known assumed regions as a sign of quality).

We’re Becoming More Worldly The global wine market continues to further its reach as we increasingly get imports from almost all wine appellations. We continue to be more accepting of other varietals and regions. It’s not just Napa and Sonoma, we are discovering all wine regions in America, and embracing quality (instead of

Bordeaux Stays in the Game Bordeaux has experienced increased prices due to demand around the world (from countries like China) for its well-known chateaux (wine producers). Bordeaux has responded with more valuedriven, affordable wines in the U.S. to try and connect with the younger drinkers. So where is all this going? There are wines for all palates, budgets and occasions. We know we all like good, expensive wine from our favorite regions. However, as frequency of wine-drinking has increased, we are looking for more value wines we

TASTING TIP: Progression of flavors: When entertaining, it usually is a good idea to start with lighter, cleaner wine such as a sauvignon blanc and progress to fuller-bodied ones like cabernet sauvignon. The same works for beers and other beverages. WINE RECOMMENDATION: This coming year, try 10 new wine varietals or wine regions. Consider varietals such as carmenere from Chile, chenin blanc (steen) from South Africa, bonarda from Argentina, garganega (Soave) from Italy, godello blanco from Spain. A new one for me this year was orange wine from Slovenia. The list goes on…get out there and try new ones!

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

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Word of Mouth Social media has made its way to every major wine producer, and even importers and merchants. Have you seen all the wine humor on Facebook and Twitter? Wine has certainly made its presence in the digital world.

Imports Italian wines continue to be the most imported wine into the U.S. Wine-drinkers are exploring both the value-end wines such as soave and Montelpulciano D’Abruzzo, as well as more expensive wines like Brunello or amarone.

can drink on any given day of the week. The good news is, with the influx of global wines in the last 10 years, these value wines are readily available. This is where your local wine retailer can help. Be open to trying many new wines. The goal is to find delicious everyday wines that won’t break the wallet.


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THROUGH 12/28 ANHEUSER-BUSCH BREWERY HOLIDAY LIGHTS Experience thousands of twinkling lights, live music, fire pits, s’mores, walking tours, the Budweiser Clydesdales and complimentary seasonal beer on the grounds of AnheuserBusch Brewery during the holiday season. Free. 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 28. anheuser-busch.com.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. 636-530-0076 or butterflyhouse.org.

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

THROUGH 1/4 GARDEN GLOW For the first-ever Garden Glow, hundreds of thousands of lights will illuminate the Missouri Botanical Garden for the holiday season. 5-10 p.m. $6-$18. 577-5100 or mobot.org.

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VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Tour the lavishly decorated Campbell House Museum, complete with elaborate holiday displays of trees, wreaths and garland throughout the 1851 home of Robert and Virginia Campbell. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; by appointment only beginning Jan. 1. $8; free for kids 12 and younger. campbellhousemuseum.org.

PALACE BUILDERS: GREAT ARCHITECTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF THEATRES View original watercolor and oil renderings, photographs, blueprints and artifacts of theatres from 1892 to the 1930s designed by architects including Adler and Sullivan and Rapp and Rapp, at Sheldon Art Galleries. Various times. Free. 533-9900 or thesheldon.org.

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

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

1/6 12TH NIGHT Kick off Soulard Mardi Gras 12 nights after Christmas with a musical procession ending at the corner of Seventh and Soulard streets, followed by fireworks. 771-5110 or stlmardigras.org.

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WINTER JEWELS For the first time in the Butterfly House’s 15-year history, Monarchs from El Bosque Nuevo, a butterfly conservation organization in Costa Rica, will populate the conservatory, along with white flowers and foliage for a winter-like scene in tropical temperatures.

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS Experience the St. Louis Symphony performing composer John Williams’ most famous works, from the themes of Star Wars and JFK to Harry Potter, at Powell Hall. Various times. $30-$65. 534-1700 or stlsymphony.org.

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THROUGH 12/29 THE NUTCRACKER Led by artistic director Gen Horiuchi, Saint Louis Ballet will perform the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at Touhill Performing Arts Center. Various times. $18-$52. 516-4949 or touhill.org.

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RAJA’S 21ST BIRTHDAY Celebrate the 21st birthday of Raja the bull Asian elephant at the River’s Edge in Saint Louis Zoo. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 781-0900 or stlzoo.org.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 12/31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION Ring in the new year with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony’s enchanting music at Powell Hall. 7:30 p.m. $35-$125. 534-1700 or stlsymphony.org. NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER & DANCING Enjoy a six-course dining experience at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton from 5 to 9 p.m., followed by dancing and music by Rhythm of the Nite, in The Lobby Lounge. Dinner reservations required. $149 dinner, includes a champagne toast; VIP packages also available. 719-1433.

SESAME STREET LIVE Elmo and friends will welcome a new member to Sesame Street in their latest show, Make a New Friend, at Peabody Opera House. Various times. $16-$60. 800-745-3000 or peabodyoperahouse.com.

FIRE & ICE Celebrate 2014 at the Hyatt Regency’s 18th floor ballroom with food stations, premium drinks and music by local DJs. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $75 and up. stlnye.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE CRUISE Celebrate 2014 with dinner, a live DJ and a Champagne toast at midnight, all while cruising along the Mississippi River. $85. 877-982-1410 or gatewayarch.com. FIRST NIGHT Musicians, storytellers, dancers, magicians, puppeteers and more will highlight First Night in Grand Center. Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. and close with fireworks at midnight. 289-8121 or firstnightstl.org. NOONTIME NEW YEAR’S EVE New Year’s revelers of all ages are invited to strike a pose in a photo booth with 2014-themed props, dance the day away and participate in a special countdown to noon, complete with the dropping of a sparkly New Year’s Eve ball. Free with museum admission. 10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. 822-8900 or magichouse.org.


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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis continued from page 14

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Wells Fargo Advisors continued from page 23 values are comparing to their financial goals. As clients’ goals change throughout their lives—from saving for college funds to retirement, the Envision tool can be updated accordingly, Barnes explains. Wells Fargo Advisors not only is involved in the futures of their clients, but also in helping the whole community succeed. “We believe it is our responsibility to be personally involved in our communities,” Barnes says. This year, the firm has donated more than $6 million to local nonprofits related to education, civic leadership, health and human services, and arts and culture, from the United Way campaign to the Komen Race for the Cure. Additionally, the firm has participated in 240 fundraising events, meetings and campaigns for these organizations, with senior leaders serving on 54 of the city’s leading nonprofit boards. “We value St. Louis,” Barnes says, “and we understand we need to be make personal and financial contributions in order for our community to thrive.”

Dry Winter Skin continued from page 45 mineral oil and petrolatum.” Huang also reminds us to wear lip balm. “Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips; some healing lip balms can irritate your lips,” she notes. “Also, wear gloves. Our hands are often the first place we notice dry skin. You can reduce dry, raw skin by wearing gloves. Be sure to put gloves on before you go outdoors in winter, perform tasks that require you to get your hands wet, or get chemicals, greases and other substances on your hands.” Huang and Muccini also recommend using a room humidifier or making sure your HVAC humidifier is working properly to add moisture to the air. “It should be emphasized that there is no cure for one’s age or the changes in aging skin. There are only things one can do to reverse its effects and maintain the benefit,” Samuels concludes. “Being in good shape with exercise ends when one stops the exercise. Having great skin ends when one quits taking care of their skin.”

Legal Corner continued from page 34 now, so it doesn’t give rise to the consequences it once did, but you still have to report it, and there are penalties if you don’t.” Similarly, Loranger explains that those starting a new business can benefit from the knowledge a tax attorney brings to the table. While he says it is less common, Loranger says that “people contact us who want to set up a private foundation or charity—and that is absolutely something that requires the assistance of a tax attorney. There are some fairly confusing procedures that you need to go through in order to get your organization qualified for tax-exempt status, especially if you want to be able to have people make contributions and get a tax deduction for it.” Loranger notes other instances, such as the sale of a business or death of a family member, that can require or benefit from a tax attorney. “It’s generally a good idea to spend a little money in the front-end, as opposed to finding out a year later that you’ve a mess that needs to be cleaned up.”

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

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

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CLAYTON HEIGHT'S GUTTER & HOME EXTERIORS Cleaning & Gutter Repair Copper & Aluminum Guttering Soffit & Fascia Covering Insured & Small Jobs O.K. Paul Steinbrook Tel: 314-971-2074

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


HOME IMPROVEMENT PRECISION REMODELING Since 1990 - Interior & Exterior We Are Here For All Your Home Improvement Needs & Repairs. Free Estimates! Fully Insured. Call Bob (314) 799-4633 or Jim (314) 799-4630

REPAIR IT BEFORE YOU REPLACE IT Carpet Repaired, Restretched, Installed, New Carpet Sales, Large Selection in 2 Showrooms. Over 30 Years Experience. For a Quote Call Nick 314-845-8049

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JOSE'S LAWN & LANDSCAPE Fall Cleanup, Grass Cutting, Mulching, Retaining Walls, Tree Removal, Trimming Shrubs, Sod & Much More. Reasonable Rates. Call Today for Your Free Estimate. 314-960-4203

PAINTING

HARDWOODZ Specializing in Installation, Sanding and Refinishing of Hardwood Floors. For Free Estimate Call Dave 314-267-1348

JC PAINTS Interior/Exterior Painting Reliable, Clean & Reasonable. Insured. Call John for a free estimate 314-703-2794

LOT FOR SALE 12531 Ridgefield Dr in Des Peres Beautiful Corner Lot Ready for Your Dream Home. Quick Access to Shopping, Schools and I270. 110' X 151' Paul 314-775-7263

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

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Complete Lawn Maintenance for Residential & Commercial Leaf Cleanup and Vacuuming, Fertilizing, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Edging, Spraying, Planting, Brush Removal, Bed Maintenance, Mulching, Mowing, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Drainage Work. Licensed Landscape Architect & Designer #1 in Quality, Service & Reliability. Est. 1995 Member of BBB For a Free Estimate Call 314-426-8833 www.mplandscapingstl.com

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

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WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE Full Service Landscaping Residential and Commercial Leaf Vacuum, Bagging/Blowing to Curb, Mowing. Certified Retaining Wall Installer, Tree/Bush Trimmed or Removed, Mulching or Rock Placement, Snow plowing. Free Estimates. Brad 314-495-5776

CONDO FOR SALE Creve Couer 3BR, 3BA, LR, Dining, Kitchen, Office, Two Decks, 2 Car Garage, Laundry 1st Floor, Wood Floors throughout. Finished Basement. Ladue Schools, $325,000 314-591-2214 For Sale By Owner DOWNTOWN PARKING LOT Approx. 65 parking spaces. SE corner 14th & Martin Luther King. Contact Teresa 314-556-6360

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THE WELL BEHAVED PET.... For all your home training needs. New Puppy, Puppy Mill, Rescue Dogs or Behavioral Problems. OH, DON'T FORGET THE CAT!!!! Call me, I can help. Laura @ 636-456-9993

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Fall Cleanup, Mowing, Mulching, Landscape Design, Flower Beds, Water Drainage & Snow Plowing Member of BBB & Angie's List 314-827-5664 trcoutdoor@gmail.com

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DISORGANIZED? STRESSED? MOVING? FILES IN SHAMBLES? Margery Miller & Assoc. Organizational Consultants 636-230-6683 We help put order in your life. óóóóóóóóóóóóóóó THE MOVING MANAGER ....managing the details door to door. A personalized service to organize & oversee your residential or business move. Margery Miller & Assoc. 636-230-6683

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

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? Dinner is Served, Personal Chef Service will Plan Menus, Grocery Shop and Prepare Meals in Your Home for You to Enjoy at Your Convenience. Alison Brinker, Registered Dietitian 314-845-2709

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

BRIAN'S HAULING "U Name It & We Haul It" 7 Days a Week - Same Day Appliances, Brush, Clean Outs, Demo, Basement & Garage, Etc. Brian 314-740-1659

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

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

314-962-0956 $ CASH 4 OLD STUFF $ ————Light Hauling———— We Cleanup, Haul Away and/or purchase: Garage, Estate and Moving Sales! Also, Warehouse, Business & Storage Locker Leftovers! FAY FURNITURE 618-271-8200 AM

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ASTON - PARKER PAINTING Interior/Exterior Painting Wallpaper Removal Staining & Powerwashing Insured & 30 Years Experience Free Estimates 314-766-2952 314-766-2962 alstonparker@hotmail.com

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DSI / Door Solutions Inc. Garage Doors Electric Openers Fast Repairs Free Estimates Custom Wood and Steel Doors BBB Member Angieslist 314-550-4071

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Complete Tree Service for Residential & Commercial Tree Removal, Brush Removal, Pruning, Plant Healthcare, Deadwooding, Deep Root Fertilization, Stump Grinding, Cabling & Storm Cleanup Over 40 Years Experience For a free estimate call 314-426-2911 or e-mail us at info@buntonmeyerstl.com

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

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

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

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TUCKPOINTING

22 Years in Business! 8 Consecutive Service Award Winner '05-'12. Solid Tuckpointing & Spotpointing with Color Match. Chimney, Stone, Caulking, Brick Repair, & Waterproofing. Prompt Free Estimates. Fully Insured. A+ BBB & Torch Award Winner (314) 645-1387 mirellituckpointing.com Credit Cards Accepted

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

MASSEY TUCKPOINTING & MASONRY Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. Winner of 2013 BBB Torch Award. $50 off $500+ 314-486-3303 masseytuckpointing.com TUCKPOINTING Chimney Repair, Glass Blocks, Brick Block, Stone & Stucco. Waterproofing. Insured. 40 Yrs Experience. Free Estimates. 314-910-3132 636-797-2947 72

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

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