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VP Square takes its moniker not from the annual Veiled Prophet bash but from the initials of its owner, Victor Pham, as noted by writer/ photographer Mabel Suen in this piece on the new Asian-fusion eatery in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South nabe.

On the cover 12 “Not only have I coached thousands of people in their journeys, but I’ve been there myself,” says weightloss coach Charles D’Angelo. “Having that unique perspective brings a certain empathy that clients find particularly helpful.” Turn to page 12 to read about D’Angelo’s philosophy and why his focus on selfacceptance – and not merely fitness and food – has helped clients shed weight and negative thought. Pictured, from left to right, are Julie Newman, D’Angelo and Mike Lawrence. Photo by Sarah Conroy.


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EDITOR ‌CHILDHOOD IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. IT’S A TIME WHEN YOUR imagination runs wild, when it’s OK to get a little dirty jumping in mud puddles or painting a picture, a time for fun and laughter. Some kids, though, experience unfortunate and difficult circumstances that lead to emotions they may or may not know how to express or explain. Thankfully, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery knows how to speak their language. Starting on p. 74, learn more about Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s Healing Hearts program, beautifully shared by LN copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach. The Healing Hearts program was started more than 20 years ago and allows children to participate in both art and play therapy. These forms of therapy, according to Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, help children explore their feelings and concerns while also allowing them to cope with their trauma. We hope this story not only highlights the incredible impact one organization can make for kids in our community but also shows how powerful the arts can be. All the best,

Alecia Humphreys

Editor’s Corner The word around town Each year, the U.S. Environmental

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announced receiving a gift of $50,000 from Joseph and

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and protecting the environment

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yourself for who you are and who you aren’t, is the missing link and what holds it all together.” With D’Angelo’s help, Kupchick-Horton confronted some of the difficult family dynamics and emotions that had worn down her self-esteem and made becoming healthier seem hopeless. “Charles makes you realize that the only opinion about yourself that matters is your own,” she emphasizes. After seven months, Kupchick-Horton is now 83 pounds lighter and has a new outlook on life that is positively impacting her husband and two young children. For Mike Lawrence, the call to lose weight was more gradual, an accumulation of smaller awakenings that built toward more significant change. “I just finally got fed up with feeling like I wasn’t living my life like I could be,” describes Lawrence. “I felt like I was on the sidelines.” Dealing with a new, post-divorce normal, Lawrence began to self-medicate with food. “I was using food as a tool to escape my reality and the issues in my life that I didn’t want to face,” he says. “Charles taught me to meet my problems head on, instead of glossing over or ignoring them. All of those little voices saying that you’re going to fail? Charles gets that noise out of your head and helps you to focus.” Armed with a newfound focus and D’Angelo’s support, Lawrence was able to lose 116 pounds in a little over 10 months. But, it’s what Lawrence gained during the process that truly cannot be matched. “Charles taught me that I have value,” says Lawrence. “It’s impacted my family life. I

feel like I can do more with my kids and that I’m a better role model for them.” Clients often credit D’Angelo’s personal weight-loss journey as a distinguishing factor of his program. “I was really impressed that he had been there himself,” says Julie Newman, another D’Angelo success story. “There are so many nuances and life struggles that go hidden and contribute to weight issues. If you’ve never been there, there’s just no awareness of it.” Weight has been an ongoing battle for Newman throughout her life. She tried various diet plans and, eventually, turned to gastric bypass surgery to lose weight. Although the surgery was successful, life intervened. “My work life started to change, and I started to travel more,” she explains. “I was hosting dinners every night and, before I knew it, it just blossomed and I gained back the 100 pounds that I had lost.” Surrounded by family at Christmastime in 2016, Newman began to question if she was experiencing as much joy as possible. “Christmas is a time of hope, and I’m a strong Christian,” she says. “I didn’t feel like I was living the life that God had intended for me.” So, Newman quietly snuck out of her family’s festivities and immediately contacted D’Angelo, whom she had seen on television, to schedule a consultation. After nearly a year under D’Angelo’s guidance, Newman lost 131 pounds. More importantly, though, she learned to view herself as worthy – of time, effort and joy. “Charles gave

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me strength and a belief in myself,” she declares. “He let me borrow his belief in me long enough for me to find it in myself.” Like Newman, Sara Clisbee has long struggled with her weight. And, as a working mom of three children under the age of seven, the situation wasn’t getting any easier. With D’Angelo’s help, she began to unlock the emotions behind her relationship with food. “It’s different for everyone, but I know that I am a control freak,” she says. “Charles taught me to let go of the things that I can’t control and to control only what I can.” Clisbee lost 70 pounds and found a renewed sense of self-belief. “I’ve never let myself down before, so why would I now?” “I’m just like everyone else,” she maintains. “I have tried every weight-loss fad that there is. I really do think that a lot of these other programs are just a Band-Aid.” While many programs are one-size-fits-all, D’Angelo empathically approaches each client one-on-one, and coaches him or her in designing a life that might once have seemed unimaginable. “If you feel like nothing works, then this is for you,” D’Angelo affirms. “The program isn't a diet-based program, but, rather, a habit-based one. Anything is possible for you – all your dreams can be yours if you are willing to embrace a new and fresh philosophy about yourself and your life.” Charles D’Angelo, St. Louis, 314-495-3228,

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Winter Opera Saint Louis



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inter Opera Saint Louis’ second annual Royal Tea took place at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. Guests enjoyed a royal tea including a Champagne toast, assorted teas, sandwiches, canapés, scones and desserts, while two of the troupe’s tenors, Clark Sturdevant and Keith Boyer, serenaded the crowd, accompanied by pianist Nancy Mayo. Hats, fascinators and elegant daytime attire were encouraged. Nancy Pillsbury Shirley and Gina Galati hosted the event. Winter Opera Saint Louis, a nonprofit organization, seeks to provide the metro area with world-class operatic performances during the winter months.


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Lim King Brady, Nancy Koplar

Clark Sturdevant, Keith Boyer


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Daria Conran, Robin Wentworth

Marty Chapo, Terry Trunko, Elizabeth Crawford, Dr. Kimberly Berni, Ginny Crawford, Patty Bach

Our second annual Winter Opera Saint Louis Royal Tea was a huge success based on the enthusiastic interest of new patrons wanting to be involved with our organization and the extremely well-received performance of our tenors! NANCY PILLSBURY SHIRLEY, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gina Galati, Jackie Galati and Maria Galati Melinda McCarthy, Frances Levin, Theresa Klaus

Mary Forsyth, Mary Pillsbury Wainwright, Kathleen Capps

JC Krajicek, Clare Wall, Karen Kanakis

Judy Capes, Ann Scott, Mary Short

Mary Rose Schuster, Royal Robbins, Serena Smith

Lynda Lieberman, Kathy Disher, Natalia Bogdanova

Nancy Pillsbury Shirley

Liz de Laperouse, Tom George, Barbara Harbach | APRIL 6, 2018


St. Louis Press Club


Alice and Harold Handelman


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Photos and story by Diane Anderson

he St. Louis Press Club held its annual Media Persons of the Year Gala recently at the Edward Jones campus in St. Louis County. The event recognizes distinguished men and women from St. Louis-area media whose exemplary performances established standards of professional conduct and accomplishment. The event was a memorable evening of entertainment, with honorees accepting toasts by prominent personalities and friends. The event honored Jim Lehrer with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Meanwhile, individual Media Persons of the Year awards went to John Auble – Posthumously, Betsey Bruce – Television, Frank Cusumano – Television, Eric Mink – Print, and KSHE 95 – Radio. Emceeing the gala was KSDK TV news anchor Mike Bush. Co-chairing it were William Greenblatt and Tom Eschen. The Honorary Committee comprised John Boul, Don Corrigan, Bill DeWitt III, Chuck Drury, Rosemary and Jack Galmiche, Carol and Tom Voss, Josephine and Richard Weil, and Kathie and Richard Winter.

Joni and Drew Karandjeff

Tom Eschen, Jim Lehrer, Carol and Tom Voss


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Joan Berkman, Mike Newport, Peggy Barnhart

The 2018 St. Louis Press Club Media Persons of the Year awards gala was one of the best ever done … The new format moved the program along, while some of the excellent award winners provided a very entertaining evening. WILLIAM GREENBLATT, PRESIDENT OF THE ST. LOUIS PRESS CLUB AND CO-CHAIR

Mary Grace Cusumano, Frank Cusumano, Monique Cusumano

Richard Levey, Susie Knopf

Marc Mink, Caryn Levinson, Larry Levinson

Jack Galmiche

Harper Barnes, Roseann Weiss

Ray Riddle, Karen and Chuck Mueller

Betsey Bruce, Dennis Donnelly

Mark and Judy Goodman, Howard Weissman

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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital


Photos and story by Christina Kling-Garrett


n February, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild hosted Glennon Style at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis in Clayton. Guests enjoyed cocktails, heavy appetizers and a silent auction as they viewed styles from local boutiques and two fashion shows. Anne Allred of TV station KSDK emceed the children’s fashion show, featuring patients from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, as well as other youths from the community. In the second fashion show, emceed by singer Erin Bode, adults showed off today’s hottest trends, from “Glamping” to “Old Hollywood.” Funds raised from the event benefit the hospital, with this year’s focus on the therapy department. Every year, the hospital treats more than 200,000 children in the greater St. Louis area. The hospital serves children of all ages, from across the country, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Glennon Style was presented by Dr. Brown’s Bottles. The Glennon Guild is a women’s organization made up of more than 150 members supporting the interest and growth of the hospital and the children it serves.


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Glennon Style is approaching its 40th year of giving back to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and for the first time, the event was moved to the evening and had two fashion shows in one night! Proceeds benefit the therapy department this year, and we are so grateful for the support from the community and look forward to helping Cardinal Glennon for years to come!


Scott and Kristen Rhodes


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Heather, Evie and Gavin Morgan

Linda, John and Ellen Komlos and Kate Schwarze





Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri



Photos and story by Diane Anderson

o commemorate Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s 100th anniversary, guests recently skipped the birthday cake and celebrated with Girl Scout Cookie-inspired confections created by prominent St. Louis-area chefs. The evening began with a cocktail hour during which guests sampled desserts and voted for their favorites. A seated dinner followed a brief program that recognized the extraordinary achievements and contributions of three “Legacy Builders,” Centene Charitable Foundation, Berges Family Foundation and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, as well as two Girl Scouts and 17 restaurants. Jessica Erfling, Meghan Steach


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This evening is fun, celebrating our 100th anniversary, and we are looking forward to celebrating the next 100 years! Thanks to those who attended this event that make it all possible! BONNIE BARCZYKOWSKI, CEO

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St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s 15th annual TABLE TOPS SPRING EVENT at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. 10 a.m. (

Thu., April 19

Aim High St. Louis’ 13th annual LUMINOSITY GALA at the Contemporary Art Museum. 6 p.m. (

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Sat., April 21

Care and Counseling’s JUBILEE GALA AND AUCTION at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. 6 p.m. (

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Same Space, By Shannon Cross | Photos supplied by Mosby Building Arts

‌This beautiful 1983 home needed a kitchen transformation. The current homeowners had lived in it for approximately 20 years, and although they loved the home and the space, they desired a kitchen update – specifically in terms of aesthetics. Their main goal involved brightening the space while maintaining the current layout, which they said worked well for them. The kitchen had old oak cabinets that the homeowners wanted removed. Instead, they desired something more up-to-date, selecting a single-bead door style in order to have a twist on the typical shaker door in a bright, fresh cream color. They similarly needed more cabinet and pantry space, so a wall of cabinetry was added to maximize storage for items such as food and small appliances like a blender or toaster – any item that may not be used from day to day but remains a must in any kitchen. Rollout trays in some cabinets were likewise added for easier access to items. I helped the homeowners select a mosaic glass accent tile to beautifully complement and unify the Silestone quartz countertops and the quartz composite under-mount sink. The cream in the cabinets gives just enough balance in color to the backsplash tiles, tying everything together. The existing microwave and oven sat flush against the wall, which was shifted to the right, giving the homeowners more countertop space, storage for cutting boards, cookie sheets and spices, and access to

New Grace Shannon Cross serves as a designer and home consultant with St. Louis remodeling and design firm Mosby Building

open the microwave adequately. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the homeowners and bringing their dream of a brighter, lighter and more functional space to life. Seeing how happy they are and receiving a hug at the end of the project reminds me why I love what I do!


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Prepare your pool for the summer ahead with tips from Pool Pros of St. Louis and Liquid Assets Pools experts.


he arrival of April and warmer days in the metro area heightens anticipation for lazy summer days by the pool. Pool owners across the Midwest will be preparing for pool season in the coming months, getting ready to open their outdoor living spaces to countless family and friends. But owning and maintaining a pool can be a daunting task. For those who already have an in-ground pool, updated technology can improve its functioning and end up saving time, energy and money. And for those considering installing a pool – well, the options are limitless. Pool Pros of St. Louis president Jeff Fitterling recommends starting research on pool construction about a year before you plan to have it completed and open for swimming – he suggests planning beginning around the end of summer. | aprIl 6, 2018


“In September, start putting together a short list of what you want [in a pool], and meet with builders,” Fitterling says. “If you can choose by mid-October, that’ll ensure you’ll have a pool to swim in by the following Memorial Day.” Recent technological updates in pool equipment can make owning and maintaining a pool easier than ever before. Variable-speed pumps can reduce electricity costs and create power to keep the pool equipment running strong. Oftentimes, Fitterling says, the motor will need to operate at only half-speed to perform its task, which can save a huge percentage of electricity. Personally, Fitterling says he installed one on his own pool and saves $40 to $50 a month. He also notes the recent development of efficiently operating heat pumps, which also have an integrated chilling system. This system can help reduce pool temperature for those 100-degree days when the water may get up around the 90-degree mark. John Jacobsen, owner of Liquid Assets Pools in St. Louis, says the aforementioned heat pumps can be a lifesaver for temperate climates like St. Louis has. Jacobsen says pool owners can easily have a five- or six-month pool season, with seven or eight months “not out of the question.” Many of his clients who have other water features with their pools will keep them open through Thanksgiving. “It’s better to look at a pool than a cover,” he says. In addition to the pool itself, Jacobsen says many of his clients are transforming their backyards into outdoor oases, filling out their pool area with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen or a pergola. These hangout-primed spaces encourage families and friends to gather and enjoy the outdoors – even on one-off warm days in February or March. Fitterling says another big trend he’s seeing in pool features is the use of fireand-water bowls. These bowls often sit on top of columns, showcasing fire while water filters up from the pool to add to the atmosphere of the outdoor living space. Oftentimes, pool owners will use these features year-round. This trend comes to the Midwest from out west – Fitterling says fire-and-water bowls are prominent in most Las Vegas pool areas. In recent years, the pool industry has seen a rise in saltwater pools over the hard chlorine that dominated the market in decades past. Fitterling notes that both options

are chlorinated, but the hard-chlorine pools tend to have additives that lower the pH of the pool, which is what burns eyes and damages hair and skin over time. Saltwater pools, however, generate chlorine gas, which is a high pH sanitizer. “Saltwater pools are a much more enjoyable swim, since they don’t make your hair brittle or dry out your skin,” Fitterling says. For current pool owners who are preparing to open their pools in the next month or so, Jacobsen says now is the time to check for any repairs that might need to be done before summer hits. “For older pools, check for any cracks that may have appeared over the winter,” he says. “Some older pool decks may have cracks where water has gotten down there and frozen, cracking up the pool deck.” He also notes that now is the time to do any upgrades on your pool, whether it be switching from hard chlorine to saltwater or installing a more environmentally friendly system. “April and May are when you want to upgrade to energy-efficient options,” he says. “And if you don’t have a heater, now’s a great time of year to put one in.” If you’re taking care of your pool yourself, Fitterling says to periodically pull back the pool cover and see what the status of the water is. “The water should still look pretty good since this winter’s been really cold,” he says. “Last year, we had pools turning green at the end of March.” For those pool owners working with a pool service company, Fitterling says to make sure you have a qualified, communicative provider. Pool Pros, for example, takes a photo of the pool when the company has finished working on it and sends the photo straight to the owners so they know what’s happening in real time. “Communication is key,” Fitterling says. Liquid Assets Pools, 221 Way Ave., St. Louis, 314-822-7946, Pool Pros of St. Louis, 4709 LaGuardia Drive, No. 180, St. Louis, 314-427-7767,

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*Source: The top ten St. Louis area companies as reported in the St. Louis Business Journals’ 2017 Book of Lists’ ranking of the Largest Residential Real Estate Companies. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Burnet are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Burnet. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Burnet fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registration owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

FACES of St. Louis Real Estate

Steve Mathes & Joe Mathes Real estate is a tradition for the Mathes family. Steve Mathes followed his father, Julian, into the business of commercial real estate after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. He soon followed his passion and focused on residential real estate when he joined Coldwell Banker Gundaker in 1984. Today, Steve has guided clients through the process of buying and selling properties for more than 35 years. He has more than $500 million in closed sales and is a top producing agent with a reputation second to none. “I have built my reputation on honesty, integrity, experience and outstanding service,” Steve says. “The bottom line is results!” In 2009, Steve’s own son followed suit, taking part in the family tradition. Joe Mathes graduated from John Burroughs School in 2005 and The University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2009. Upon graduation from law school in 2014, he joined his father and launched his real estate career. Already, Joe has earned the coveted title of Rookie of the Year from Coldwell Banker Gundaker, where he has quickly become a top producer. “We look forward to assisting you in any of your present and future real estate endeavors,” Joe says. The Mathes team continues to earn accolades and recognition as Steve is listed in the top 1 percent of Coldwell Banker agents with an International President’s Premier designation, the highest rank one can receive. “Don’t you deserve the best with your most valuable asset?” Steve asks. “[We are] truly committed to helping you achieve your goals when you buy or sell.”


M AT H E S I N T E G R I T Y, E X P E R I E N C E , R E S U LT S

joined Janet McAfee

Real Estate 12 years ago. Today, she looks back and still proudly claims it “truly was one of the best decisions I have ever made.” She applied her expert negotiation skills, gained from years as a traditional contracts attorney, and industry knowledge to a field that allowed her to pursue her passion of providing top customer service. “Thanks to my loyal clients, I have been a McAfee ‘Top Agent’ for the past 10 years and the No. 1 McAfee agent in 2017,” she says. Thompson specializes in the central corridor. “For me, the best part of my job is helping buyers and sellers to achieve their goals, make the right decisions and negotiate the often complex real estate market,” the relocation specialist shares. Growing up in Ladue, Thompson developed a deep appreciation for the area. Her pride in St Louis’ many offerings makes her uniquely qualified to discover the neighborhood that best suits her clients. “My lifetime love and experience with horses has enabled me to assist clients who are looking for equestrian properties,” she adds. Thompson leaves quite the impression on her clients, too. “I am fortunate to be a FiveStar customer satisfaction award winner for the past 11 consecutive years, with a lifetime sales well beyond $100 million,” Thompson says. Her passion for helping others extends to her community, where she has served on the board at MICDS and The Service Bureau, and volunteers with the St. Louis Charity Horse Show, the Saint Louis Art Museum and therapeutic horsemanship programs.

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The Lizzy Dooley Group


Maria Elias

has aided families in the moving

exemplary customer service to clients at every price point. With ex-

process for more than 20 years, earning her a designation as a

tensive networks and expertise in the central corridor, agents Lizzy

relocation specialist and listing-and-marketing specialist, with

Dooley, Kathy Grearson, Michelle Moshiri and Marty Gonnerman

a focus on Clayton and Ladue. Her expertise and community

consistently rank among the top-tier teams in St. Louis.

knowledge are evident through rave reviews from clients.

The middle child of six children, Dooley headed to college

“Maria was a godsend! She was thoroughly organized [and]

with the intention of becoming a sports announcer. After graduat-

understood just what we wanted, preselecting 10 houses [that] met

ing with a degree in education, she discovered a new dream. “Real

our criteria exactly,” one says.

estate found me!” Dooley shares.

Another shares similar sentiments: “After living [in this

Despite having lots of family with successful careers in

wonderful home for] a month, we are still in awe. Maria’s knowledge

commercial and residential real estate, it was a family friend that

of the market, ability to bring people together to do the deal and

most inspired her. “I grew up always having a great deal of respect

professionalism was a testimony to me.”

for Kathy Beilein, the president of Laura McCarthy. I met with her

As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club, Elias ranks in the

more than 11 years ago to discuss a career. I loved the energy and

top 1 percent of St. Louis REALTORS and is an Outstanding Service

pace of real estate. Every day is something new – new people, new

award recipient, as well as a member of the St. Louis Association

properties. I absolutely love this career!”

of REALTORS. Prior to her real estate career, she established Town

In her free time, Dooley serves on the Friends Committee for the Magic House and stays involved in her children’s school. The Lizzy Dooley Group is known for its ability to uncover off-market properties, often securing first looks in a highly competi-

& Country Stables , one of St. Louis’ finest boarding-and-riding academies. Elias and her family then moved to a suburb of Chicago, where she managed the Ragdale Foundation , an arts institution. Born and raised in St. Louis, the Clayton resident attained her

tive environment. The hallmarks of this exceptional team include:

vast knowledge of the area’s communities, local school districts (both

“white glove” treatment from start to finish, rigorous comparative

private and public) and the housing market from personal experience.

market assessments, highly targeted marketing campaigns that

Her children went to Ladue elementary schools. Her son attended St.

leverage social media and creative oversight for pre-market staging.

Louis University High School and is now an attorney. Her daughter attended Clayton High School and is now a family therapist.

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and their two daughters, Julie Lane recently celebrated 11 years as

Tricia Kolbrener & Megan Holekamp

an agent with Janet McAfee Real Estate. Though the path that led

ed to move her family closer to her daughter’s school. The process of

her to this successful career, with lifetime sales exceeding $130 mil-

hunting for a home so inspired her that Kolbrener decided to obtain

lion, seems nontraditional, Lane has garnered immense satisfaction

her real estate license. Now, after 29 years in the real estate indus-

from her chosen field.

try, she and her business partner of 17 years, Megan Holekamp,

Lane left behind a notable career in the pharmaceutical industry,

continue to make the hunt as enjoyable for their clients as Kolbrener

which often had her traveling, so she could spend more time with her

first found the experience to be.

children. As a result, she discovered a love for the housing industry.

The team strives to develop a great rapport with clients by staying

“We are currently renovating our home,” she shares. “It has been

current with the market and trends, as well as keeping a pulse on

a long haul – but it is so worth it! I see so many beautiful homes

regulations and board contracts. Kolbrener and Holekamp present

[through my job]. I feel like a kid in a candy store some days.”

their vast knowledge to clients in a one-on-one setting, in order to

That enthusiasm makes her an invaluable resource to clients, as is evi-

give them the best advantage for navigating the often complex pro-

denced by the accolades she has earned, including the Janet McAfee

cess of buying or selling a home.

“Top Agent” award ever year and the FiveStar customer satisfaction

Kolbrener and Holekamp share a love for their city. Kolbrener moved

award. Lane also has been ranked twice as Janet McAfee’s No. 1 agent.

to St. Louis more than 40 years ago, adopting the city as her own,

She specializes in the luxury market across the central corridor, with

and Holekamp was born and raised here. They both have a deep ap-

two-thirds of her sales in the Clayton, Ladue and University City

preciation for the higher educational institutes, which boost the local

school districts. Her average sales price exceeds $800,000.

economy with every graduate who chooses to remain in the area.

In her free time, Lane supports her community by donating her

Holekamp now holds a broker’s license and Kolbrener has earned

time and leadership skills to the Gateway chapter of the National

her Graduate REALTOR Institute designation (GRI). Kolbrener and

Charity League, Ladue Middle School Parents Association, the City

Holekamp work hard for every buyer and seller, no matter their age

of Ladue’s annual Dogwood Festival and Parade, and the Ladue

or at what time in life a client comes to them. In their free time, Kol-

Street Fest committee.

brener and Holekamp find enjoyment in cooking and entertaining.

Julie Lane

Living in Ladue with her husband, Rich,

Three decades ago, Tricia Kolbrener want-

They also both stay active by playing tennis and golf.

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luxury LISTINGS ‌171 N. Bemiston Ave. | CLAYTON

9033 Clayton Road | LADUE

19 Danfield Road | SAINT LOUIS

Kathleen Lovett Janet McAfee Real Estate 314-610-7408,

Maria Elias Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-971-4346 (direct), 314-997-7600 (office),

Mary Gunther Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-374-1192 (direct), 636-394-9300 (office),

This custom-built property sits on two lots, with an adjoining third, in Old Town Clayton. Luxuriate in the main-floor master suite, with his-and-hers bathrooms and 171 N. BEMISTON AVE., 10 LARKDALE DRIVE PHOTOS BY STEVEN B. SMITH; 11111 HERMITAGE HILL ROAD PHOTO BY REED R. RADCLIFFE; 409 STONEWALL DRIVE PHOTO BY PEAKS VIEW LLC

closets and entertain in the grand great room, with an entertainment center and a walk-in wine room. Other extraordinary features include an elevator, a pool and pool house, and a climate-controlled, seven-car garage.

This spectacular, four-bedroom estate offers Tucked away on a well-manicured

modern conveniences with a dose of rustic

lot in Ladue, this charming Cape Cod

elegance. The designer kitchen includes

immediately impresses. Step inside and

glazed white cabinets, granite countertops

marvel at the dramatic foyer, complete

and commercial-grade appliances, while

with a sweeping stairway, fine millwork

the cavernous hearth room features hand-

and hardwood floors. Soaring ceilings and

hewn beaming and a floor-to-ceiling stone

walls of windows flood the home’s interiors

fireplace. With access to a horse and nature

with natural light, while a deck and private

trail, this home makes it easy to enjoy the

backyard offer an outdoor oasis. $839,900

great outdoors. $1,999,999

By Emma Dent

11111 Hermitage Hill Road | FRONTENAC

Celia Homsher Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-795-9549 (direct), 314-872-6371 (office), This 1.5-story home is located on a private, one-acre lot in a premier Frontenac subdivision. The updated kitchen is a chef’s delight, with Corian countertops, a SubZero refrigerator and a double oven. Accented with a coffered ceiling, the generous main-floor master suite includes a private bath and ample closet space. A heated outdoor pool is perfect for allseason pool parties. $799,900

10 Larkdale Drive | LADUE John Ryan The Ryan Tradition Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-941-0572 (direct), 314-993-8000 (office),

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the marble fireplace in the airy, two-story

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2709 N. Geyer Road By Amanda Dahl

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oconut oil can nourish the body – both inside and out. Although commonly found in the kitchen and used for culinary purposes, it also can serve as part of your beauty routine in manifold capacities: Hair mask. If you suffer from dry or damaged locks – or both, may Vidal Sassoon be with you – apply a scoop of coconut oil to your hair, combing it through from root to end. Once the oil has evenly dispersed, pull your hair into a bun to reduce the risk of it touching and staining your clothing. Whether you let the oil set for just a few hours or you sleep on it while wearing a shower cap, afterward wash your hair with both shampoo and a conditioner to thoroughly rinse away the leftover oil. Shaving cream. Coconut oil makes a great natural alternative to standard commercial shaving cream. Also, from a pocketbook perspective, its unctuosity helps a little go a long way. Not only will it ease the task of shaving your legs, but also the oil will leave your legs extremely moisturized. Eye makeup remover. Dab coconut oil on a cotton ball, and wipe away hard-to-remove eye

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makeup in an instant. The oil works equally well in removing other makeup. Body moisturizer. Want really soft, moisturized skin? If so, lather yourself from head to toe in coconut oil. For optimal use, apply the oil before bed – no one wants to don her morning skinny jeans or other togs while feeling fish-slippery. Overnight, while you sleep, the oil will penetrate your epidermis, and in the morning, you’ll wake to hydrated, glowing skin. Chapped lips. Coconut oil doesn’t hydrate and nourish just what we ordinarily think of as the skin – it also helps hydrate chapped lips. Rub a smidge of it on them as needed to keep your lips hydrated. Glowing skin. If you have a special event to attend and your outfit shows your arms or legs, rub the slightest bit of coconut oil on exposed limbs to create a beautiful shine. Doing so will give you glowing skin, at the same time it’s also – to drop the H-word yet again – hydrating. OK – everything clear as a tropical horizon? If so, next time you’re at the store, pick up some coconut oil, and try some or all of the preceding fun beauty suggestions!


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Rebecca Sheehan used the beauty and guiding principles of yoga to create handcrafted bracelets and necklaces for both on the mat and outside the studio.


V reporter Rebecca Sheehan was between jobs at KTVI and KSDK when she was searching for a creative outlet. Also an avid practitioner of yoga, Sheehan wanted to find a way to bring the self-reflective aspects of yoga to her life outside the studio. Combining these two ventures, she began designing jewelry in 2016. This creative outlet soon became Soulshine Yoga Jewels, a local business that sells handcrafted jewelry pieces designed with meaningful gemstones and charms to encourage inspiration, inner growth and enlightenment. At the beginning of a yoga class, yoga teachers will often ask their students to set an intention for their practice – something to act as a reminder throughout practice when the mind wanders or the student becomes distracted. Intentions are something the student wants to cultivate during practice and out in the world – things like peace, compassion or mindfulness. “My purpose in creating this jewelry is to keep that intention from your yoga class, or any self-reflecting experience for that matter, with you throughout your day,” Sheehan says. “My intention in class is often to be present because we’re all so busy and our minds are in a million different places.” The current Soulshine line features necklaces and beaded bracelets. Sheehan originally started focusing solely on bracelets but added necklaces in February after noticing a demand from the yoga and jewelry community. Many of the designs are done in the style of a mala, a string of beads used to keep count while reciting a mantra – something like “om” or “I am fulfilled.” Tibetan Buddhism, for example, uses malas of 108 beads when practicing yoga – and many of Sheehan’s necklace designs mirror that number. Although her jewelry incorporates traditional aspects of yoga, Soulshine pieces are also beautifully crafted statement pieces that could The Motherhood Mala Labradorite brings out the best in people by increasing our attention, energy and intuition. Rose Quartz carries a beautiful, soft motherly energy.

North Star Bracelet with Rondelle Labradorite Labradorite is treasured for its remarkable play of color and is known to bring out the best in people by increasing our attention, energy and intuition. The North Star symbol reminds you to stay the course to becoming the best, truest version of yourself.

Gold Ohm Mala with Faceted African Turquoise African Turquoise awakens the soul to its intended purpose. Ohm brings harmony and connects us with our surroundings.

just as easily be worn for a night out on the town. Many pieces feature sparkly elements, bright colors and even wow-worthy cuts of agate and quartz. “I think what sets this jewelry apart is that it has traditional aspects and meaning, but you can wear them to yoga or out at night,” Sheehan says. “Most jewelry is one or the other.” All of Sheehan’s jewelry is carefully handcrafted in St. Louis with high-quality gemstones and materials. The pieces range from earthy malas made with hand-carved sandalwood to modern interpretations of malas with Herkimer diamonds, which Sheehan says magnify the meaning of other gemstones. Her bracelets range from $28 to $65, depending on the resources used, and the necklaces range from $65 to $145. Sheehan initially started selling her bracelets at local Yoga Six studios and boutiques, and now they can be found at retailers across the country and online. One of her best-sellers is a beaded bracelet called The Motherhood Mala. She designed the bracelet when she was pregnant with her daughter, crafting it with labradorite and rose quartz, which Sheehan claims can help cultivate maternal energy and unconditional love, while increasing energy levels and motherly intuition. As she’s progressed in her jewelry-making, Sheehan has gotten overwhelmingly positive feedback from her customers. Her customers have told Sheehan how meaningful the pieces are to them. “My jewelry has brought people to tears because they’re so grateful to have that inspiration at a time in their life when they needed it the most,” Sheehan says. “I entered journalism because I knew how satisfying it would be to make an impact on peoples’ lives. To be able to make an impact in peoples’ lives by simply creating jewelry means a lot to me.” Right now, Sheehan is taking a break from reporting to be at home with her 6-month-old, Juliet, and see where Soulshine takes her. She says she’s considering going back to TV but “wants to see where this goes.” Keeping her finger in the broadcast business, she also recently signed with local talent agency TalentPlus to do oncamera and corporate spokesperson work and lifestyle modeling. “I feel fortunate to be able to explore this opportunity,” she says. “When you find something you’re passionate about, there’s this inner drive that keeps you going.” Soulshine Yoga Jewels,


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Launched in 2011, Ditto is an upscale resale boutique run by eight local Christian

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Keeven, Mix & Match is a St. Louis-based boutique stocking fashionable, comfortable

and help offset rising tuition costs for families who may not be able to afford a

and affordable clothes that customers can “mix and match” with items in their

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Batter UP!


I’ve spent some time in Jupiter, Florida, and I believe the Cardinals will make the playoffs as a wild card team. I believe this offense will be dynamic and, at times, really explosive. I believe there’s enough pitching, while the defense and running will be improved under José Oquendo.


I believe the game-changer will be Alex Reyes – a guy who won’t start the season on the active roster. Reyes will start games throwing 98 mph. There’s a reason he was considered the No. 1 pitching prospect in all of baseball. Imagine if he lives up to the hype, and you are going into a weekend series with Carlos Martinez starting on a Friday and Reyes on a Saturday.


I believe the Mizzou basketball program is in great hands with coach Cuonzo Martin. From 8-24 to the NCAA Tourney, and it’s just beginning. Every top player in town has Mizzou on his list of schools, which hasn’t happened in years.


I believe that’s also the case for Saint Louis University. Basketball coach Travis Ford is getting great talent. I believe they’ll be an NCAA Tourney Team next season. Ford has done a wonderful job. Because of the Title 9 investigation, SLU lost its top four guards,

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They still had a winning season. That is coaching.


I think watching your child play his or her last high school game can be really emotional. I’ve always thought the last game of your high school career is like the last official day of your childhood. Unless, of course, you play in college – then it’ll be the last time your parents ever see you play. I’d love to be the parent of young kids again and do it all over again.


I was late to the Netflix game. Now I’ve become addicted. Breaking Bad was the best of all time. House of Cards was out of sight. I’ve been searching for months to get hooked on another series, and I’ve finally found it – Billions is a classic. 7. We’ve been doing these “Frank’s Food Picks” on KSDK, and I’ve done almost 20 of them. I enjoy finding the places that I didn’t know existed. Have you ever eaten a hamburger at Mac’s Local Eats in Dogtown? Incredible. Have you tasted the meat at BEAST Craft BBQ in Belleville? Sensational!

almost everybody I know is pulling hard for him. I can’t tell you how much I would love to see him win again.


I’ve always been a fan of the NHL, but how they’re avoiding the CTE issue is disgusting. Didn’t we just see the damage concussions have done to ex-NFL players? Some really famous NFL players like Gale Sayers and Tony Dorsett have a pretty poor quality of life now because of the sport they played. The reluctant NFL has actually done things to help. The NHL won’t even acknowledge it. Let the lawsuits begin!


Things I want to do more of in the near future: play golf and shoot consistently in the low 80s; have more “alone nights” with the love of my life, Monique (Has anybody ever said on their deathbed, “I wish I would’ve spent more time at work”?); have four days a week eating and cleaning; and get lost in the Word every day!


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esilience is generally defined as the power or ability to recover quickly from misfortune or change – and children are constantly beset by both. Their family may move, they may switch schools, friends may relocate, they may get braces, acne or both – the list goes on and on. Resilient kids, though, address these and similar challenges and overcome them. The near impossibility of shielding your children from many of life’s stresses makes it important to teach them how to address such stresses. In that regard, parents, consider these five tips for making your kids resilient: „„Don’t overprotect your kids or try to accommodate their every need. Eventually, they need to learn to sleep in their own room, not on your floor. „„ Teach your kids how to avoid risk, given the impossibility of eliminating it. For instance, learning as a youngster to look both ways when crossing the street doubles as a first lesson to becoming a safe driver later in life. „„Teach your kids to solve problems. Help them decide which strategies and tactics

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work for them and which don’t. „„Avoid asking why a problem exists, but rather, ask how you (or we) can fix it. “Why did you forget your book bag again?” helps less than “How can you help yourself remember your book bag?” Rather than having an answer for every question, it’s OK to confess, “I don’t know, but let’s figure this out.” „„Don’t reassure your kids with statements that could easily enough prove untrue: “You’ll love your new school.” Instead, discuss ways for your children to make friends, adapt and happily succeed. Mistakes remain important. Children need to learn the consequences of their actions and decisions, especially when those consequences are unfavorable. Failure marks an opportunity to learn. Help your kids manage their emotions. They need to learn which behaviors work and which don’t. Tantrums may get attention for a 3-year-old, but they likely will ill serve a 23-year-old in the workplace. Finally, as with everything you wish to teach your children, model resilient behaviors. Child won’t learn to solve problems and manage emotional responses if their parents can’t show them how.

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EXPERIENCE ST. LOUIS’ PREMIER SUMMER DAY CAMP! SUMMERQUEST has the BEST programs, the BEST facilities, the BEST camp counselors and the BEST campers! Located at Clayton High School, The Center of Clayton and Shaw Park, SUMMERQUEST offers the BEST K-8 summer camp experience in St. Louis! Session I - June 4 to June 15 Session II - June 18 to June 29 Session III - July 2 to July 13



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By Connie Mitchell | Photos courtesy of Camp Taum Sauk

Camp Taum Sauk in Lesterville, Missouri, has been bringing campers adventure, memories and fun since 1946.


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amp Taum Sauk is a place that people want to come back to. Located in Lesterville, Missouri, just south of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, the family-owned camp is about to welcome campers for its 72nd year. In some families, the camp is a tradition that spans decades. For instance, Erv Steinberg camped there as a boy in the 1940s. Now, his grandchildren enjoy the same beautiful surroundings on the Black River in the Ozark mountains, which makes the Steinbergs the family with the longest intergenerational history at Camp Taum Sauk. Children from 8 to 15 years old can stay at the 145-acre co-ed camp for one to eight weeks, beginning with the opening session on June 10. “We are so fortunate to have campers come to Camp Taum Sauk from all over the world,” says Nick Smith, owner and director. “Although most of our campers come from St. Louis and the surrounding areas, campers come from all over the United States. We’ve had campers from Mexico, Europe and as far as Australia and New Zealand. Many of these campers are second and third generation who have heard countless stories about the ‘magic’ of Camp Taum Sauk from their parents and grandparents.” Smith is proud of the camp’s dedication to safety and its accreditation by the American Camp Association. “All of our staff members attend an intense precamp orientation training, which emphasizes counseling skills, group dynamics, activity skills and safety/emergency procedures,” Smith says. “All staff members must be certified in first aid and CPR, and waterfront staff must be Red Crosscertified lifeguards.” The safety-first approach helps parents relax, but it’s the wide range of fun activities that keep campers coming back year after year. “There are so many activities, evening and weekend programs,” Smith notes. “Everyone has their favorite. Some favorite activities are floating down the river on inner tubes, horseback riding, zip lining and the ropes course’s giant swing. The best is hearing a story told by [longtime staffer] Bud Schuller in the cave.” Campers experience a balance of activity, downtime and social interaction. Swimming in the camp’s pool is one of the most popular daily activities, and the

Black River allows for paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking and fishing. Arts and crafts, drama and storytelling are among the available programs, and sports, such as basketball, tennis, soccer, lacrosse and more, make for fun co-ed rivalries. Those who are seeking more extreme adventure enjoy the camp’s ropes course, climbing wall, mountain biking, backpacking and caving. The camp was founded in 1946 by teachers T.L. Turbeville and R.H. Garnett. “My mom was a camper that first year and returned to be counselor,” Smith says. “My dad grew up as camper and counselor at another camp, but both shared a passion for camp and the outdoors.” In 1958, Smith’s parents purchased Camp Taum Sauk, and the family has operated the camp ever since. In addition, Emily Jo Barker, a current member of the Camp Taum Sauk staff, is Turbeville’s great-granddaughter. Growing up at camp, Smith saw how his father, who worked as a physical education teacher at Daniel Boone Elementary in University City before purchasing the camp, connected with staff and campers. His mother served as camp nurse and handled office duties. “They were very busy, but I always felt like I was the luckiest kid in the world to be able to do all these fun activities all summer long,” Smith says. “My siblings and I all spent our summers at camp and then worked in every capacity when we were older. Eventually I was working side by side with my dad as the director,” he continues. “When he passed away in 1996, it was an honor to carry on in his footsteps and continue the legacy my parents started. My mom retired, but it is always a highlight when she comes to visit during the summer.” Smith’s wife, Suzy, was another young Taum Sauk camper before meeting him and finding that Camp Taum Sauk would be part of her future, not just part of her past. She handles administrative and office work, the couple’s 22-year-old son serves as a program director, and their 20- and 18-year-old daughters also work on staff while camp is in session, serving as counselors and in other positions over the years. At the end of each busy day, campers gather for an evening program, treats and songs before taps and bedtime at 9:15 p.m. The campers need their rest because when reveille sounds at 7:30 a.m., they’ll be ready for another day of fun and friendship at Camp Taum Sauk. Camp Taum Sauk, 499 County Road 368, Lesterville, Missouri, 573-637-2489,

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

Are you a Rain Maker? with Areva Martin

St. Louis author of Make it Rain

Maryville University Auditorium 650 Maryville University Drive St. Louis, MO 63141

6 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Conversation with Marylen Mann, followed by Q&A

Areva Martin is an award-winning civil rights attorney, CNN legal analyst and cohost of the Emmy Award-winning talk show, The Doctors. Martin is America’s go-to expert and commentator on compelling legal, political, women’s, children’s and celebrity issues. Martin’s new book, Make It Rain: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business and Brand, offers insider tips on how to find your authentic voice and use it to grow your influence and power. The book is available for purchase at Purchase of book from Left Bank is required to join the signing line. In conversation with civic leader and Oasis founder Marylen Mann, Martin will discuss leadership, entrepreneurship and branding.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact: Brittany Brown 314.529.9631 All donations to Women & Leadership will help provide annual scholarships to Maryville for young women with financial need. Donate online at and select Women & Leadership Fund.

Functional Medicine


By Amanda Dahl | Photos courtesy of PALM Health


ith the pressures of today’s modern lifestyles, the best way to empower yourself is to get quality integrated care that is focused on you. At PALM Health, the rare combination of medical care, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition and spa services come together under one roof, and the impact on your health and well-being can be astounding. Dr. Varsha Rathod is an expert in functional medicine at PALM Health. “We make certain your well-being is evaluated at every level – because to get to a healthy you, everything should coalesce,” says Dr. Rathod. “Taking a functional medicine approach ensures that you feel good as a whole: mind and body.” “Functional medicine is not a new kind of medicine,” Dr. Rathod explains. “It focuses on the individual, and it has an investigative approach to problem-solving. It’s not unlike the approach taken by Sully [Sullenberger] when he landed the plane on the Hudson River. He had to use his best judgment and instincts, instead of following a standardized protocol.” Dr. Rathod, who specializes in internal medicine and rheumatology, uses functional medicine to build on her conventional training. Functional medicine is personalized, patient-centered, proactive, predictive and participatory care. “I teach my patients to think of themselves sitting on a three-legged stool,” she says. “One leg of the stool [of health] is made up of the problems they’re dealing with and what triggers them. The second leg is investigating what core systems are off in your body. We look at imbalances in the assimilation, immune, energy, hormonal and neurotransmitter, and


detoxification systems. The third leg focuses on what lifestyle changes are needed for you to become healthier and more resilient.” Dr. Rathod consults with each patient to develop an individualized health plan that promotes a longer, healthier life. She works to engage patients in proper sleep, exercise, nutrition and stress-management, for example. “Gut issues are the biggest illnesses I see in my practice, or, what we call, ‘New World epidemics,’” Dr. Rathod comments. “These 21st-century problems are 95 percent lifestylerelated, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), weight gain, or diabetes and obesity. It’s often about understanding the patient’s behavior and empowering them to take charge of their dr. Varsha rathod, palM Health problem. PALM Health offers the tools to deal with the stressors of everyday life.” PALM Health makes it as easy as possible for clients by accepting most insurances. Patients can keep their existing primary physician, or they can choose a PALM Health doctor as their primary. Depending on your needs, PALM Health offers a variety of memberships and day packages, in addition to a long list of amenities, such as spa treatments, fitness and nutrition coaching, counseling, cryotherapy and more. “PALM Health features multiple opportunities for a healthier lifestyle, including a set of workshops designed around getting to know yourself,” Dr. Rathod says. “We have strategies for making positive changes in behavior and emotions. You can empower yourself and take charge of anything in your life.” PALM Health, 9160 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-801-8898,

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Women and Infant Care

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By Emma Dent | Photos courtesy of the Women & Infants Center


ringing inging n new w life into th the world rld sh should uld be a tim time off eexcitement it t and promise. With that joy, however, comes check-ups, lab work and, for some women, unexpected complications that can

potentially risk the health of both mother and baby. Opened in February of this year, the Women & Infants Center draws together specialized physicians, surgeons, nurses and resources from BarnesJewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians to provide comprehensive care for women and infants. The Women & Infants Center occupies two floors of the brand-new Barnes-Jewish Hospital Parkview Tower, which connect, via walkway, to the expanded Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. “The Women & Infants Center offers a continuum of care that extends from before conception all the way through pre-, peri- and neonatal stages,” explains Dr. Barbara Warner, Washington University neonatalogist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and co-medical director of the Fetal Care Center. “Everything is under one umbrella, so that each of our providers is aware of a [patient’s medical history] from the beginning.” Housed within the Women & Infants Center, the Fetal Care Center particularly focuses on high-risk pregnancies. “The mandate of the Fetal Care Center is to look after babies with any kinds of anomalies,” informs Dr. Michael Bebbington, Washington University maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and director of the Fetal Care Center. Bebbington and his team treat unborn babies with abnormalities ranging from chromosomal disorders to craniofacial defects to neurological conditions. “If there’s a surgical intervention that can be performed on fetuses, we can do it here,” he declares. “A significant amount of our work is on complicated twin pregnancies,


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especially identical because they’re prone to very unique problems,” ially id ti al ttwins, ins, b says Bebbington. One of these problems is Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), which occurs when identical twins sharing a placenta and blood vessels experience unequal blood flow. To ameliorate this condition, surgeons at the Fetal Care Center perform a complex procedure, known as selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation, on babies while still in the womb. As is the case for many other fetal abnormalities, the Fetal Care Center is one of only a few elite institutions with the specialists and resources to treat TTTS. “The Fetal Care Center really serves not just St. Louis, but our whole, multi-state Midwest region,” says Bebbington. “If we weren’t here, patients would have to go to Cincinnati or Denver.” And, it’s not just expertise that distinguishes the Fetal Care Center. “You could talk to almost any family that’s passed through the Fetal Care Center and they feel very connected to it,” emphasizes Bebbington. “Families may come here in the morning and then have to go to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for an ultrasound. One of our staff members will walk them to their first test and then pick them up for their next appointment. That level of care is not something we see very often in medicine.” For Dr. Warner, the Fetal Care Center truly excels in supporting both the health of the fetus and the psychosocial needs of the entire family. “It’s never a stress-free process, but we become partners with these families.” “This is such a team effort on so many different levels,” echoes Bebbington. “We’ve created a collaborative environment. Everything we do feeds into helping families get through difficult times.” The Women & Infants Center, One Parkview Place, St. Louis, 1-800-TOP-DOCS,

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St. Joseph’s Academy, 2307 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314-394-4300, Summer at SJA is all about arts and athletics! Hone your creativity and stay active with St. Joseph’s Academy’s premium all-girls camps, which range

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from design to printmaking to field hockey, and

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School, gives students in grades four through 12 the chance to pursue transformational academic, artistic and athletic opportunities in a dynamic environment, with experienced instructors.


175 S. Mason Road, 314-434-5141, w Engaging children in kindergarten through eighth grade in crafts, tech, sports and games, Camp Whitfield offers hands-on experiences designed to educate and promote fun. Campers can explore their interests in Whitfield’s fantastic facilities. Ages,


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pricing, dates and times vary by sport. SummerQuest has revolutionized the traditional day camp experience, with the best staff and counselors, and six weeks of fun. Shaw Park’s fields and courts,


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Clayton High School’s diverse labs are three reasons to enroll today!

Fight the summer slump with arts, academic and just plain fun in the sun at Community School’s camps for three-year-olds to eighth-graders. Expanded mini-camps include special sessions with COCA, Hi-NRG, Bricks 4 Kidz and more, plus two musical theater camps with STAGES.


Spread kindness this summer. One week can become a memorable life experience! Through introductions to local nonprofits and global

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14 Rio Vista Drive, 314-993-1655 (winter), 573-637-2489 (summer), From learning to navigate a canoe to exploring the creative arts, Camp Taum Sauk has it all. Family owned and operated since 1958, the traditional co-ed camp offers flexible sessions that last from one to eight


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Dinner ...

VP Square


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comfortable here, and I love seeing people happy when they eat.” The menu begins with such starters as coconut shrimp, flash-fried calamari and house-made crab Rangoon, followed by two salad options: grilled steak and grilled chicken. Ramen, served with house-made noodles, comes in three different varieties: classic tonkotsu; O-Miso with miso pork broth, pork belly, soft-boiled egg, bamboo shoots, green onion, naruto and nori; and Kimchi Ramyun with kimchi jjigae (stew), pork belly, bean sprouts and green onion. Bánh mì sandwiches come with pork pâté, pickled radish and carrots, jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro and the guest’s choice of protein: ham, grilled bulgogi beef, lemongrass chicken, char-grilled pork belly or beef pastrami with a sunny-side-up egg. Hot pot options include a Sichuan spicy hot pot and Thai tom kha hot pot. House specialty entrées include bibimbap with bulgogi, spicy chicken, spinach, onions, carrots and mushrooms served in a hot clay pot with a fried egg; a Hawaiian poke bowl with ahi tuna, salmon tartare, avocado and seafood tempura on rice; and a crispy

Vietnamese crêpe with shrimp, pork and sprouts, served with lettuce, fresh basil and dipping sauce. All of those dishes, frankly, sound like delectable delights before catching one of the many upcoming spring theatrical performances. A vegetarian menu features such varied options as pan-fried vegetable dumplings, tofu yaki udon, a Vietnamese mushroom crêpe and garlic-basil fried rice with onions, garlic, peas, carrots, napa cabbage, bean sprouts and fresh basil. “The highlight is quality, quality, quality, and it shows when the food comes out,” Pham says. To drink, guests can choose from a selection of wine, sake, beer, frozen drinks, martinis and signature cocktails such as the VP Sun Splash Punch with orange, strawberry, banana, cranberry and Malibu rum. Bubble tea and smoothie flavor options include matcha, taro and strawberry, served with tapioca pearls, fruity popping boba or jellies. Cold tea and hot tea, as well as Vietnamese coffee, are also available.


VP Square, 3611 Juniata St., St. Louis, 314-833-4838,



ove Asian-fusion cuisine? If so, the family behind Café Mochi would like to tempt you with bubble tea, bánh mì sandwiches and a variety of Asian-inspired appetizers, entrées and more at VP Square, which opened in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South neighborhood last month. Owner and Saigon native Victor Pham – who named the restaurant after his own initials – stays true to his roots in the neighborhood where he works as a hairdresser and operates Café Mochi, a South Grand sushi mainstay. Pham’s brother, Duncan, serves as head chef of both businesses, while their sister, Mina, fulfills front-of-house duties. VP Square fills a building previously occupied by a hair salon and two offices. Its 3,600 square feet includes a seating area and carryout counter on the lower level, which sports golden paint, custom-made booths and antler-themed lighting. The second level features plenty of additional seating and a full bar with a polished modern feel of its own to complement the refined fare on offer. “I want the food to be approachable to all types of people,” Pham says. “I want everyone to feel

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& A Show

Spring Brings Theatrical Adventures

By Mark Bretz

‌Just because it doesn’t feel like spring doesn’t mean spring isn’t truly upon us. The following entries sketch what to expect this season in the theater world.


THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE Later this spring, a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will run at The Fabulous Fox Theatre from May 9 through 20, excluding May 14. With newly reinvented staging and scenic design, this version of Phantom is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making it one of the largest productions on tour in North America. The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-1678,

THE MIDNIGHT COMPANY The nation’s current polarized political climate offers a backdrop for a new presentation of Abby Mann’s post-World War II drama, Judgment at Nuremberg, by The Midnight Company at the Missouri History Museum. Mann’s story depicts the second wave of post-World War II trials in Nuremberg, Germany, as influential judges who cooperated with the Nazis such as Dr. Ernst Janning face a military tribunal. Performances are April 25 through 29. The Midnight Company, 314-487-5305,


THE ST. LOUIS BLACK REPERTORY The Black Rep closes its 41st season with the world premiere of Nikkole Salter’s play Torn Asunder from April 13 through 29 (except Mondays and Tuesdays) at the Edison Theatre on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Set in Maryland in 1859, the drama focuses on Hannah, “a relatively contented enslaved woman,” whose life is changed when her master dies and for the first time she is separated from her family. In the process of finding them, slavery is abolished, and the Confederacy surrenders to the Union, giving Hannah an opportunity to search for her husband and child. The St. Louis Black Repertory, 6662 Olive Blvd., University City, 314-534-3810,

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS Designer Sarah Stallman will use William Shakespeare’s 38-play canon to inspire some original clothing ensembles at Reclamation: Contemporary Fashion and the Canon, the kickoff event for this year’s SHAKE 38 festival organized by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. Reclamation takes place April 18 at the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator, 1533 Washington Ave., St. Louis, and serves as the beginning of the ninth annual

five-day, community-based marathon of the Bard’s work at many locales. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, 6604 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, 314-531-9800,

NEW JEWISH THEATRE New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Torah Talmud Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656 is the lengthy title of David Ives’ drama about Jewish philosopher Baruch de Spinoza. The play is based on de Spinoza’s excommunication from the Jewish community of Amsterdam in the mid-17th century in order to keep the peace for the Jews of Amsterdam, following their agreement to police their own community for unorthodox beliefs. The play will be performed by New Jewish Theatre and will run on selected dates between April 4 and 22. New Jewish Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, 314-442-3283,

ST. LOUIS SHAKESPEARE Tom Stoppard’s “existential tragicomedy,” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, will be staged by St. Louis Shakespeare April 6 through 15 at the Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan Ave., in St. Louis’ historic Carondelet neighborhood. Artistic director Suki Peters notes that the “comedy, penned during the height of the absurdist movement, follows the two hapless friends of Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, as they go on a journey from which they never return … as they explore fate, their purpose and the very nature of existence.” St. Louis Shakespeare, 4579 Laclede Ave., No. 345, St. Louis, 314-361-5664,

PLAYHOUSE @ WESTPORT PLAZA The smash hit musical A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline visits the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a run from April 17 through May 6, except on Mondays. Julie Johnson portrays the country music superstar who defined the term “crossover hit” by dominating country, blues, pop and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and early ’60s. Prior to that, the venue will present Angela Ingersoll in the one-person show Judy Garland: Come Rain or Come Shine April 12 through 15, with Ingersoll portraying the legendary Garland in concert. Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza Drive, St. Louis, 314-534-1111,

WEST END PLAYERS GUILD West End Players Guild concludes its 2017-18 season with Hansol Jung’s drama Cardboard Piano

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

from April 6 to 8 and 12 to 15. Set in northern Uganda, it tells the story of a missionary’s daughter and a local teenage girl who exchange secret wedding vows but cannot escape the reach of an encroaching civil war. A hit at the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays, this production will be the St. Louis premiere. West End Players Guild, 733 Union Blvd., St. Louis, 314-667-5686,

ST. LOUIS ACTORS’ STUDIO Ronald Harwood’s drama The Dresser was based on his own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit and is an elegy to a bygone era. Backstage at a theater in England during World War II, dresser Norman valiantly works to ensure that Sir, the last of the great breed of English actor/managers, gets through his role as Shakespeare’s King Lear. The Dresser, winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for drama, will be presented from April 13 through 29 at The Gaslight Theater. St. Louis Actors’ Studio, 360 N. Boyle Ave., St. Louis, 314-458-2978,

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS And the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis returns May 10 through 19 in Grand Center with a number of performances, including a main stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire at The Grandel, directed by Tim Ocel. This year’s celebration is titled Tennessee Williams: The French Quarter Years. Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, 3224 Locust St., No. 2J, St. Louis, 314-517-5253, | April 6, 2018   71

Around Town

By Lauren Smith

Mon., April 9

The vocal harmonies of Byrne and Kelly “seamlessly dive into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound” during AN EVENING WITH BYRNE AND KELLY. Byrne and Kelly’s latest release, Echoes, collects nine original tracks and the Irish classic “Step It Out Mary.” The album highlights the duo’s rich Irish culture, coming to The Grandel. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Apr. 15

Wed., April 11

In honor of National Poetry Month, Dunaway Books hosts AN EVENING OF WINE AND POETRY. Dunaway Books, a bookstore chock-full of hidden gems, occupies South Grand in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South neighborhood. Bad Jacket Press founder Katryn Dierksen hosts the event and introduces a wildly talented all-female line-up featuring these writers: Amanda Wells, Cierra Lowe, Emily Rosen, Jessie Kehle, Sara Cook, Dani Skye and Frances Garren, who is releasing her debut chapbook, Black Eye, Reason to Die, through Bad Jacket. 7 p.m.

Thu., April 12

TEDxGatewayArch presents THINK WELL: HEALTHCARE OUT LOUD, an afternoon full of this year’s most pertinent ideas for health care, wellness and medicine. Eight industry leaders present interactive presentations on how data, robotics, zoology, experience, mindfulness, selfhealing, neuroscience and food are saving and transforming lives. The day also includes a musical performance by CaveofswordS. The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries. Ticket prices vary. Noon.


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Fri., April 13

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT, an eclectic Denver-based folk duo, performs at The Monocle. The married couple, whose surnames seemingly change from place to place, captures their audience through honest stories played with grit and heart. Their unique sound involves a variety of musical genres. China Curtiss – who may or may not go by “Kent” – is a Vanderbilt-trained pianist with more than 30 years of musical experience, and Seth Porter – who also may go by “Kent” or nothing at all – is a self-taught musician who relies on instinct and intuition. The love they put into their music from the life they’ve built together shows in this unique musical pairing. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. 10:30 p.m.

Fri., April 13

The Midwest Association of Farmers Markets hosts a PREVIEW PARTY for the Chefs Garage Sale, a fundraiser for the nonprofit’s culinary programs and chefs events at area farmers markets. Tickets for the event at Parker’s Table in Richmond Heights include first dibs on the kitchenware and swag, two drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Take the opportunity to taste local purveyor samples and have a blast with a gift-basket raffle. A variety of kitchen and food-prep goods are for sale, donated by professional chefs, restaurateurs and home cooks. Stop by to purchase utensils, dishes, linens, textiles, small appliances, furniture, décor, cookbooks and more! The sale itself takes place the next day and requires no admission. $35. 6 p.m.


Located in St. Louis’ historic Lafayette Square neighborhood, Polite Society is hosting AN EVENING WITH CHAD MELVILLE OF MELVILLE WINERY. As head winegrower of Lompoc, California’s Melville Winery, Chad Melville pairs wine selections with a four-course meal designed by the restaurant. This collaboration should both please the palate and make for an exciting night out. $100. 7 p.m.


ART and


t first glance, Wendy Wees’ Autumn Migration looks like something from the venerated, long-running Little Golden Books series for children – and then the outré intrudes. Centered on the 18- by 24-inch oil-on-canvas is the stylized, almost cartoonish image of a chick. Charming? Certainly. But … Even the foreground and background of the 2014 painting appear more than a pinch peculiar. The chick stands atop a circle of loam or something similar amid flaxen groundcover that looks alternately undersized and then regularized – an animatronic lawn – while above it, in a perfect spring or summer sky, loom cumuli whose ovate shapes and serried ranks seem somehow suspect, as though they conceal an invading force from, say, Betelgeuse. “Autumn Migration is one of the most recent paintings in my bird series,” relates Wees, select works of whose (with those of her husband, artist Milo Duke) are gracing the Horsley Arts Gallery in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood through April 29. “I used a painting technique which I learned from my friend artist Marilyn Dunn. … I used ‘color shapers’ to push and pull paint or to scrape out shapes. The brown stalks of wheat in the foreground were painted with this method.” Furthermore, if Autumn Migration prompts a frisson of otherworldliness, that may be apt in light of a subsequent admission by Wees. She mentions loving science fiction and horror early in her life and of having, at one time, associated with various West Coast authors in the former genre – including the late, great Joanna Russ, who wrote The Female Man, the feminist classic from 1975. “I was born and raised in St. Louis,” Wees relates. “In 1980, I went to the Northwest for a two-week trip which turned into a four-month visit and then a 38-year stay in Seattle. “I visited St. Louis every few years to see family and friends, familiar places, the different seasons and the beauty of brick buildings. In the Northwest, there are [only] a few pockets of two- and three-story brick buildings. Neighborhood houses are mostly constructed of wood. When it’s wet and overcast, the city looks shabby and uninviting. “During visits to St. Louis, my sister, artist Jane Wees Martin, and I would take long walks through city neighborhoods looking at the incredible architecture. The city’s red brick, bright sun and blue

skies were inspiring. But over the years, buildings were being abandoned. The structures tumbled into ruins, then piles of bricks.” Eventually, Wees reminisces, her love of St. Louis-area architecture started to dovetail with her work as a painter. “After one of my Midwest visits not too long ago, I introduced buildings into my drawings and paintings of birds,” she says. “I somehow think of giant birds as the future caretakers of our dwellings.

By Bryan A. Hollerbach | Image courtesy of Wendy Wees

Ultimately, her art, local architecture and her life dovetailed even more wistfully, Wees notes. “Last summer, I returned to St. Louis with my husband,” she says. “We now live and work in a red brick loft in the city. The building is one which my father would point out to me and my sister on childhood Sunday drives. It was originally the Dorris Motor Car factory, designed by architect J.L. Wees and built in 1912. Wees is my great-grandfather.”

To learn more about our featured artist, visit artist.asp?artistid=162. St. Louis-area artists who wish to be considered for future installments of this monthly department of Ladue News should email inquiries to bhollerbach@laduenews. com with “Art and Soul” in the subject line. | April 6, 2018   73

aching hearts,


Arts By Bryan A. Hollerbach Photos by Sarah Conroy


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For more than two decades at Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, merrily daubing paint has helped area youngsters stop dabbing their eyes.


7-year-old’s self-portrait, in acrylic or something similar on canvas, shows the smudge-faced but smiling artist sporting a simple white T-shirt that declares, in gray shading into black, “I CAN.” This constitutes just one example of the longtime therapeutic art and play program at Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. “Because art and play therapies do heal the hearts of the kids that stay at the nursery, the name fits perfectly,” says DiAnne L. Mueller, who has served as the organization’s CEO for roughly a quarter of a century. Such therapies almost necessarily gain in prominence in April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with Mueller’s organization “simultaneously providing nurturing care to 47 children, 24-hour helpline support to parents, and trauma-informed counseling and parent education to more than 5,300 families,” according to the nursery’s website. “Our Healing Hearts program began over 20 years ago, with one art therapist,” Mueller recalls. “Five years ago, we added a play therapist. Between the two of them, 154 kiddos receive art or play therapy every month. That’s approximately 1,837 children every year who benefit from this amazing program. We estimate that over 22,000 children have had a chance to work through tough times with the Healing Hearts program.” Like most of the nursery’s programs, Healing Hearts developed from the observed impact of trauma and stress on the children the crisis nursery serves – largely recurrent crises, mental health concerns, domestic violence and homelessness. “More than 90 percent of the children receiving therapeutic interventions at the crisis nursery have experienced difficult

situations – witnessing their mother being severely abused, living in a neighborhood where gunshots can frequently be heard, chronic homelessness and inconsistent parenting by a mentally ill parent ... ,” Mueller says. “Art and play therapy interventions focus on helping children increase feelings of safety and increasing coping skills.” With its individualized, goal-centered therapeutic plans, Healing Hearts particularly benefits 3- to 12-year-olds “who have difficulty verbalizing their feelings and those who struggle with significant losses, trauma, past abuse, unresolved grief [and] adjustment of family problems or who have problems with physical illness,” Mueller continues. “The use of art and play therapy helps to build relationships between the child and therapist, assist children in dealing with trauma and distress, and support growth and change. The Healing Hearts program allows children to explore their feelings and concerns related to their situation and learn to cope with the trauma they’ve experienced.” She adds that the nursery’s trained therapists document outcomes precisely and use diverse techniques and devices in working with youngsters, “including journaling, dollhouses, therapeutic books and games, paint and clay, puppets, construction paper, yarn, beads, pipe cleaners, paper towel tubes, empty boxes – almost any material available!” One recent product from the program, created by a 6-year-old in what looks like gouache or tempura on barnwood, depicts a cardiac icon, ♥ rendered in green, blue and violet and encased in a second rendered in cherry, tangerine and lemon – because, according to a sweet (if inverse) quotation from its creator, “a cranky heart feels

Helping to

Heal Hearts

Themed “a Garden of Hope,” the Saint louis Crisis Nursery’s annual razzle Dazzle Ball takes place on Saturday, april 7, at the Westport Sheraton Chalet Hotel, says Dianne l. Mueller, its longtime CEO. Mueller characterizes that major fundraiser as “a glamorous evening of dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, live music and specialty cocktails as over 550 of St. louis’ most distinguished citizens come together to support the crisis nursery’s mission of preventing child abuse and neglect. “The sold-out 2017 razzle Dazzle Ball raised over $300,000 to help the crisis nursery keep kids safe and build strong families. Because the need in the St. louis area continues to grow, the goal this year is to exceed that amount.” Tickets for the 2018 razzle Dazzle Ball are already sold out, but questions about other types of support can be addressed to Bonnie Define, the nursery’s community relations director, at 314-292-5770 or

better when it’s around a happy heart.” “Art and play are the natural ‘languages’ of children,” Mueller says by way of providing more specific background on art therapy. “Through art and play, children express and communicate what they’re unable to talk about due to age, developmental delays or the trauma of what they’ve experienced. … The crisis nursery added the Healing Hearts program as a part of our mission to keep kids safe and build strong families.” Ultimately, though, Healing Hearts’ successes hinge on a good old-fashioned human touch. “Perhaps more than other kids, crisis nursery kids treasure one-on-one time with an adult,” Mueller says. “To have an adult focus on them, listen to them and help them feel better is so valuable to their development. Often a child who’s struggling with fear or anger before a Healing Hearts session will return to the group happier, smiling and ready to play.” When asked about Healing Hearts testimonials from her organization’s young charges, whose identities the nursery vigorously shields, Mueller cites


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the work of the nursery’s play therapist with a 12-year-old boy whose family was struggling with homelessness. “Together, they used Play-Doh to make different faces – happy, sad, scared – and they talked about each of the feelings,” she says. “The little boy was able to talk about how scared and angry he was.” Mueller continues with another anecdote from the program: “A 10-yearold girl staying at the nursery worked with the art therapist using construction paper, buttons, glitter, paint and yarn, and talked about having to change schools numerous times as her father looked for work. She was sad because she had to leave her home and her best friends behind. “The art therapist helped her realize that at each new school, she was able to make new friends and adjust. At the end of the session, the little girl had constructed a beautiful heart and said, ‘My heart has bumps and bruises, but it is still shiny.’” Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, 11710 Administration Drive, No. 18, St. Louis, 314-292-5770,


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Lawn Renovation & Spring Cleanup 314-243-6784

M. Galati, LLC Tuckpointing


Spot or Entire Home

ïExcellent Rates ïInsured ïImpeccable Ref's ïFree Est's. Diligent, LLC 314-803-3865

Color Match Experts Power Washing Silicon Waterproofing Owner on site to insure CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

Genealogy Research Services Cindi Tedesco Researcher, organizer. Free 1/2hr consult. References 636.947.8578

No Job Too Small • 35yrs Exp. Senior Discount • Fully Insured

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Tuckpointing, Chimney & Brick Repair, Caulking & Now Chimney Sweeping & Flue Re-lining. 2013 BBB Torch Award Winner

watches • jewelry • diamonds • sterling • coins • scrap gold

$50 off $500+ 314-486-3303

We’ve been serving our customers for over 38 years.

We pay TOP PRICES and offer SAME DAY PAYMENTS! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by or call for appointment for a no obligation quote. Extra premium prices paid for signed jewelry.


10411 Clayton Road, Ste. 101 Le Chateau Village Frotenac, MO 63131

Mirelli Tuckpointing LLC Tuckpointing & color match spotpointing. Chimney repair/rebuilds, brick & stone repairs, stone foundation work. BBB Torch Award Recipient, Super Service Award '05-'16. Free Est. 314-645-1387

Free Verbal Appraisals








ARROWHEADS! and Indian Artifacts! Executive in Clayton loves the hobby! Buying collections, answering questions, & looking for properties to buy or lease to look on within 45min of Clayton that seem to have a good concentration of arrowheads.


Will Pay Top $ for WWII Military Relic's. Swords, Daggers, Metals, Badges, Hats, Helmets, Flags and Guns. Call 314-249-5369



ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Old Advertising, Records Sports Memorabilia, Old Toys STL History, Breweriana, Etc Call Ben (314)518-5769





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The Ladue News, St. Louis' premiere luxury lifestyle publication, is seeking a sales representative to represent our robust platform of print and digital products. The ideal candidate has media sales experience, possesses strong communication and organizational skills, is able to successfully handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines, and is able to effective advertising programs that deliver results for their clients. A self starter with the ability to build successful campaigns for clients will thrive in this position. Media sales experience is preferred, sales experience is required.


we offer • Choice of three medical plans • 401 (k) plan with company match • Dental Plan • Flexible spending account • Vision Coverage • Health savings account • Company paid live insurance • Generous vacation policy • Short-term and Long term disability plans and paid holidays • Sick days, personal days

For consideration please apply online at: | Select “CAREERS” | Go to “Entrance For Potential Employees”

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A heritage of exceptional real estate service since 1965 1740 N. Geyer Road Huntleigh $14,500,000


9625 Ladue Road Ladue Estate property on 8 acres

10 Edgewood Road Ladue $4,900,000


1290 Dry Ridge Road Town and Country $4,850,000

15 Pine Valley Drive Ladue $3,450,000

8 Edgewood Road Ladue $3,400,000

10 Larkdale Drive Ladue $2,495,000

8956 Moydalgan Road Ladue $2,490,000


10088 Litzsinger Road Ladue $2,700,000


37 Clermont Lane Ladue 5 Bedrooms, 3½ Baths, 1+ Acre


44 Portland Drive Frontenac $1,395,000

11 Waverton Lane Ladue $850,000


559 Barnes Road Ladue $2,250,000 6 E. Ladue Lane Ladue $1,175,000

44 Huntleigh Woods Huntleigh $1,295,000

2.19 acres

Whether you’re buying or selling a luxury home, choose The Ryan Tradition.

If you would like to discuss your significant property needs, please contact us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

John Ryan | 314.941.0572 |

Coldwell Banker Gundaker - Ladue 314.993.8000

©2017 NRT Missouri LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Gundaker fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Global Luxury and the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo are service marks registered or pending registrations owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Gundaker are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Gundaker.

APRIL 5, 2013


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One the Cover: weight-loss coach Charles D’Angelo; Style: Kate Spade Plaza Frontenac; The Daily Feature: CAMP TAUM SAUK; Dinner & A Show: 70...