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Style. Society. Success. | March 9, 2018

HUNT FOR A CURE March 31 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Edgar M. Queeny County Park in Ballwin

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Style Feature:

LEVINE HAT CO. LN copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach doffs his cap to St. Louis’ 115-year-old Levine Hat Co., an altogether enchanting family-owned enterprise now under the fourth-generation stewardship of affable fedora fan Lance Levine.

The Daily Feature:



Operated by Saint Louis University volunteers, Camp Kesem strives to alleviate the burdens of 6- to 18-year-olds whose lives have been affected in some way by cancer, as related in this feature by LN web editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter.


Arts & Culture:

DINNER & A SHOW This week, writer/photographer Mabel Suen introduces LN readers to Court Louie, which merges a mall food court and a drive-thru and which a St. Louis Food Truck Association quartet just launched in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South neighborhood.

On the cover 10 Spread hope to families affected by cancer when you take part in Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Hunt for a Cure. Learn more on page 10. Pictured on the cover, from left to right, are Mason, Johnny, Alexia, the Easter Bunny and Bob O’Loughlin, president and CEO of Lodging Hospitality Management. Photo by Sarah Conroy.


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The Trio Inside Design Feature: Rustic Grain


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Make a Statement Feature: Levine Hat Co. Grooming & Glamour

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Healthy Appetite Happily Ever After Crossword Puzzle Feature: Camp Kesem

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Dinner & A Show Around Town Ready Readers Feature: Belfast

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EDITOR ‌CANCER DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. IT STRIKES THE YOUNG AND old, sick and healthy, and has likely touched your life in one way or another. While it’s an unfortunate common thread connecting many of us, it’s also a thread that can bind us closer together. One such example is Camp Kesem, a free weeklong summer camp through Saint Louis University for children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Kids ranging from ages 6 to 18 get to venture to Sunnyhill Adventures Center in Dittmer for swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, and more, but what sets Camp Kesem apart from a typical summer camp is its built-in support system, with a 3:1 camper-to-counselor ratio. Read more about the extraordinary work happening at Camp Kesem, starting on p. 63, in a feature by web editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. Also in this week’s edition, make sure to check out copy editor and staff writer Bryan A. Hollerbach’s feature on Levine Hat Co., a 115-year old downtown St. Louis business that continues to make quality headwear. Starting on p. 53, learn about this business, history and offerings, and fall in love with the art of headwear all over again. All the best,

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Editor’s Corner The word around town

Congratulations to the Missouri Historical Society for being announced as one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services – the government agency that is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 120,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, according to a press release. Finalists are selected because of their significance and exceptional contributions to their communities, and the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries for community service.

The Arcus Awards, hosted by the St. Louis Regional Chamber, honor “companies, organizations and institutions that demonstrate exceptional commitment to leading the St. Louis region’s authentic economic strengths and championing a better tomorrow for the region,” and they recently recognized Fontbonne University with the People’s Choice Award. This honor was specifically recognizing Fontbonne Promise, a “recently announced scholarship program designed to make the dream of a debt-free, private college education a reality for low-income students.”

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Featured Listings 1. 21 Picardy Lane · Ladue

Situated on just under an acre, this picture perfect 1.5 story home is fully updated. First floor offers master suite with his/her walk-in closets, large gourmet kitchen with center island, wet bar, laundry room and huge family room with a gas fireplace. $1,450,000

2. 30 Dunleith Drive · Ladue 4. 8110 Westmoreland • Clayton

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3! Attractive 1.5 story home is situated on an acre lot. Featuring a two-story entry foyer with slate tile floor opening to light-filled formal living room with gas fireplace and built-ins. Gleaming hardwoods, plantation shutters, built-in lockers in mudroom and plenty of green space. $1,195,000

3. 807 Orpington Court · Des Peres

1. 21 Picardy Lane • Ladue

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3! Spacious two story located on a quiet culde-sac in popular Four Winds Farm subdivision. Updated kitchen with center island great for entertaining overlooks patio area. Large family room with wet bar, bay window, built-ins and wood burning fireplace opens to sunroom. $524,900

4. 8110 Westmoreland Avenue · Clayton

2. 30 Dunleith Drive • Ladue

5. 6523 Murdoch • St. Louis

Stylish home beautifully designed and constructed, located near downtown Clayton. An extraordinary custom kitchen opens to a family room with fireplace and a covered patio with a fireplace, gas grill and custom drapes. The master bedroom is luxurious with a large terrace. $1,975,000

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-3! Lovely updated 1.5 story home five bedrooms and three baths. Beautiful millwork complemented with hardwood flooring. Warm cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances define the kitchen. Enjoy the breakfast room that overlooks the park-like level backyard. $599,850

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555 FORDER DRIVE, Mehlville. This bright and cheery 2 bed and 1 bath home has a great wood deck overlooking fully fenced private backyard and a bonus garage that is great for storage.


updated, this home retains its Old World charm while serving the needs of today’s lifestyle in a great location.


52 CLERMONT LANE, Ladue. This charming 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a spacious living room, white kitchen, delightful sunroom and beautiful outdoor spaces.


340 EAST JEFFERSON, Kirkwood. This historic home with origins back to 1880 is complemented by great original details, generous size spaces, and a fabulous location close to downtown. $625,000 1517 RUE RENEE DRIVE, Warson Woods. Very well maintained 4 bedroom, 3 bath one story home with open floor plan, great space in the lower level, and charming patio. Kirkwood schools. $419,000 6034 BAYOU BEND COURT, Mehlville. Impeccably maintained atrium ranch with in-ground pool, open floor plan and 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. $249,900.

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pring, the season of renewal, brings hope for fresh beginnings. Children can’t wait to step outside and experience longer days – days spent riding bicycles, jumping in rain puddles and discovering the world outside their front door. For some children though, days are spent getting blood draws, spinal taps and medication, which can lead to an immune deficiency and time in a hospital. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) wants to change that for children who are battling cancer, with a spring egg hunt whose name says it all: Hunt for a Cure. “LLS is making a great difference in people’s lives,” Bob O’Loughlin, chairman and CEO of Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), says. “The money raised from the event goes toward medical research, and helping families and their children. Kids get to see the LLS bunny arrive by helicopter, and have fun in Queeny Park. It’ll be a good time to go out and support a [wonderful] cause.” This memorable event is already making a tremendous difference in the lives of its three honored heroes: Johnny, Alexia and Mason, who are cancer patients. Johnny’s mom, Sarah Grames, shares the alarming experience that led to her young son’s diagnosis. “We found lumps on his neck,” Grames describes. “We spent about four months taking Johnny back and forth from the doctor’s office. They kept telling me it was a virus. Finally, they did a biopsy on his neck and confirmed it was cancerous. They found leukemia in his blood cells and did further testing to see what kind. He has acute lymphoblastic leukemia.” Grames’ tenacity as an advocate for her child surely inspired Johnny as he prepared for the battle of a lifetime. “If you know there’s something wrong, keep fighting [for an answer],” she says. “It’s scary to see your baby so sick. So, speak up [on his or her behalf].”

HUNT FOR A CURE march 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. edgar m. Queeny county park in Ballwin Go online at to register or donate.

Johnny, mason, alexia and Bob o’Loughlin.

Heroic assistance came in the form of an organization that is driven to eliminate cancer for all by raising funds for significant medical advancements. “LLS taught us what to expect,” Grames shares. “It has given us the tools to cope. Johnny’s amazing. He’s a little scared but so excited [about being an honored hero].” The soon-to-be six-year-old and his family will join others in this day of delight, filled with nursery rhyme characters, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. It will give them a chance to celebrate the joy of life with their supporters. “Everybody knows what leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are about and how they affect all people, especially children,” O’Loughlin reminds us. “Please make a commitment to volunteering or writing checks out to LLS in support of this cause.” Give hope for the future when you join LLS in search of a cure at this spring event. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Gateway Chapter, 1972 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. Louis, 314-590-2230,

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World Pediatric Project



to see more fabulous photos from this event! Dede Strano, Erickson Lopez, Mary Brown


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Rusty and Julie Keeley

Photos and story by David Anderson

he hottest cocktail party in town rocked on Jan. 19, when more than 450 friends of World Pediatric Project gathered at Old Warson Country Club for an evening of inspiration. There they heard from World Pediatric Project patient Erickson, age 13, from Guatemala, who shared his story of the lifesaving treatment that he received. He urged guests to “give a lot more kids like him a happy ending.” As guests entered the room, they were awed by an art installation of 2,292 paper doves, representing every child served by the project over the past year. This unique evening featured a luxury vacation auction, a cocktail buffet, fine wines and the opportunity to meet children undergoing care. Through attendees’ generosity in sponsorships and donations, a record-breaking $865,000 was raised to assist children from the Caribbean and Central America needing pediatric medical care not available in their home countries. Every $1 contributed delivers $4 in advanced pediatric care through donations by the project’s partner hospitals, medical volunteers, medical supply companies and housing partners. Funds raised at the event will help realize the goal of doubling the patient census by the 2023 to serve an additional 2,000 children annually, resulting in thousands of children being helped sooner.

Helping children who urgently need life-changing and often lifesaving surgical care is deeply gratifying. Knowing that each and every child is special and will go on to live a healthy, productive life and make a difference in the world inspires me to keep fighting for them. As a mother, it pains me to know that there are children in the world who don’t have access to the same exceptional medical care that our children do in St. Louis. CINDY FRANK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Tina Farmer, Vernon Betts

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Photos and story by Diane Anderson

he Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis celebrated the region’s vibrant arts community recently at The Chase Park Plaza. A diverse lineup took the stage at the 27th annual St. Louis Arts Awards, with acts ranging from jazz violin to dance to musical theater. This year’s awards had something for everyone in the audience to enjoy. Awardwinning Broadway actor and singer Ken Page served as master of ceremonies. Honorees for the evening were Johnetta Haley, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; Dennis M. Reagan, The Muny, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; Gene Dobbs Bradford, Jazz St. Louis, Excellence in the Arts; Keith Tyrone Williams, Grand Center Arts Academy, Art Educator of the Year; Saint Louis Fashion Fund, Arts Startup of the Year; Art on the Square, Arts Collaboration; and World Wide Technology Inc., Corporate Support of the Arts.

Visit LADUENEWS.COM Rose Somraty Yarbrough, LaVernn Wilson

to see more fabulous photos from this event!


The arts are important to every one of us! They bring people together. When arts thrive, our city thrives! SUSAN BLOCK, CO-CHAIR OF 2018 ST. LOUIS ARTS AWARDS (PICTURED WITH CO-CHAIR JOHN RUSSELL)

Tammy McKim, Christy Oldani, Elizabeth Cassady


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Ann Marr, Denny Reagan

Carol and Tom Voss

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FLAME 2018

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Karen Kalinowski, Elizabeth Kalinowski, Ray Kalinowski, Shane Hieronymus Photos and story by Bryan Schraier


ith the facility’s renovation beginning in two weeks, guests and members of COCA’s Richard Baron Leadership Circle gathered at COCA for the FLAME event. Following cocktails and appetizers, guests entered the Founders Theatre to watch award presentations, as well as several performances. After that, guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and swinging music by Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. Named for COCA’s founder, the Richard Baron Leadership Circle consists of local people and organizations that have taken the lead in sponsoring COCA, helping to provide scholarships, achieve artistic excellence, maintain stable operations and build community engagement across St. Louis. Kelly Pollock, Kory Mathews


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I’ve been involved with COCA almost 20 years now, since I moved to St. Louis. And the family, the community, what COCA does to support various populations coming together, living, growing, thriving, has been one of the key draws. I have been board member over the years, a couple times headed the board, and when I was asked by Kory Mathews and Kelly [Pollock] to lead the Create Our Future Campaign, I was honored.


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St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association


James and Helen Baker

Mary Jo Welch, Doug Myszkowski, Amy Schott Photos and story by Bryan Schraier


uests at the St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association’s recent Keyboards for Kids event enjoyed a real treat at The Coronado, with plentiful food, drinks, and singing and dancing to the music of dueling pianos in the beautiful ballroom. The event’s proceeds help the association give local children with learning disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential. Last year alone more than 5,100 children, parents and educators felt the direct impact of the education, support and consultation that the association provides. Katie Green, Candice Crawford


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I’ve been involved with the LDA now for approximately 15 years, and it’s just been a great organization that’s really helped kids that have differences in learning. And they help kids understand that it’s not the end of the world, that they still can learn and be productive in life, and it gives them great self-esteem, and they stay with the kid until the kid understands that they have the ability to be like everybody else and even go further than a lot of people with their problems, with their learning differences.


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‌Sat., March 10

Pazazz Performers’ eighth annual DREA’S DREAM GALA at Edison Theatre. 7 p.m. (

Sat., March 10

Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s MAKERS BALL at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s. 6 p.m. (

Sat., March 10

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland’s DARE TO DREAM GALA at the Grand Hall on Chouteau. 6 p.m. (

Sat., March 17

Siteman Cancer Center’s SING FOR SITEMAN at the Performing Arts Center at John Burroughs School. 5 p.m. (

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The Marfan Foundation’s HEARTWORKS ST. LOUIS GALA at Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. 7 p.m. (


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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has been D.J.’s family’s second home since he was born with a number of issues, including a cerebral hemorrhage and scoliosis. His right leg ended below the knee. “He has at least seven specialists here,” Andrea, D.J.’s mother says. “All of our doctors are little angels. The nurses will go the extra mile to make sure your baby is comfortable and they take care of you as well.” D.J. visits the hospital three mornings a week for kidney dialysis where he participates in the hospital’s Music Therapy program.

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he 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show took place in Orlando, Florida, in January, and from it, a quintet of trends seemed apparent: 1.  Rustic finishes and materials. If French provincial ranks as your exprimer des préférences, then this trend should remain très chic with design build. Barnwood accent walls with distressed cabinets in gray-wash stains similarly are holding strong ontrend, as are vintage wrought-iron light fixtures. 2.  Out with the old, in with the new. With mixed materials, colors, finishes and metals, the heavy eclectic look and feel enjoyed considerable visibility at the show. The Tru booth showcased a mix of cobalt blue with brushed gold, with bold colors and bright accents (like Bright apron sinks and red faucets). Furthermore, colors not normally seen together meshed flawlessly. This new trend effectively threw out the window the rules of design. 3.  Black and gold art deco. Matte black remains strong in design with hardware, lighting and cabinetry. Brushed gold and brass emerge as the key accent with matte black. The look and style echo the original Art Deco of the Roaring ’20s,

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albeit with a contemporary, 21st-century feel. 4.  Modern and sleek options. A more European influence predominated among options and items. Clean lines and high-gloss finishes in cabinetry specifically showcased modern Italian designs. Also, these modern options paired with rustic pieces for a more eclectic look. Adding natural elements softens the overall modern trend. 5.  Smart products. Technology has become a major design feature, with “smart” products connected to all devices. For instance, consumers now can control their appliances even when away from home. Inside-the-fridge videos and photos also can be transmitted to such consumers while they shop for groceries. Stressing at work about getting dinner on the table? No problem – preheat the oven while leaving the office. Also growing in popularity and use are touchless faucets or faucets that can measure or fill a sink via vocal control. Similarly, smart showers and bathrooms appeal with their efficiency and technological luxury. Presently, smart appliances will become integral to the home experience – so if a given appliance or device doesn’t already connect to Alexa, it had better do so soon!


Jake Spurgeon works as a designer with St. Louis remodeling and design firm Mosby Building Arts. A certified Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Spurgeon serves as treasurer for that organization’s Missouri/southern Illinois chapter.


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Tables By Alecia Humphreys | Photos by Sarah Conroy

Rustic Grain’s custom tables are sure to be a conversation piece in your abode.



Rustic Grain specializes in designing and creating custom furniture n 1950, Tim Nummela’s great-grandfather built a cabin in from salvaged barns from across the Midwest. Although the company’s Stover, Missouri, on a quiet 3-acre lake. To Nummela, a child main focus is creating beautiful, impactful dining room tables, who moved with his family every seven years to and from Rustic Grain also makes chairs, benches, walls, Kansas City and St. Louis, the cabin on the lake cabinets, solid-wood casework and chandeliers – was his “place.” all on a custom basis. “I have always lived in the suburbs, but I “The sky’s the limit in terms of what feel like a country boy because I learned projects we will do,” Nummela says. to drive on those gravel roads and What sets Rustic Grain apart from have always had that exposure other artisan furniture-makers, to the countryside,” Nummela though, is its stories. says. “My mom always said Each product created by growing up [that] I looked like Rustic Grain has a brass tag I was ready to run off into that contains five pieces of the woods, that I was geared information: the town the up with my cargo pants barn was in, the age of the and always, always had my barn or approximate “bornhiking boots on, ready to on” date, the reborn date, tear off some place.” the latitude and longitude, With such a passion for and a unique search code. The rural living, it’s no surprise search code can be used on the that Nummela found his calling Rustic Grain website to view the in the countryside. history of the client’s one-of-a“Every Midwesterner drives tt kind creation. down the highway and sees all these he w “[For] each piece we put out, our barns falling apart and all this old Ro ele vel clients can see what that piece began as,” wood,” Nummela says. “We started taking d, T im N Nummela says. “Maybe they can’t see what down these barns and making cool stuff with it.” umme la , Shane Mosby it looked like 150 years ago, but they can see what it Thus, in July 2013, Rustic Grain was born. What started as a collaborative effort resulted in Nummela running the show. looked like before we took it down.” a

From idea to fruition, each piece created by Rustic Grain goes through an extensive process, with an approximate eight-week lead time. Clients must first f set up a meeting with Nummela, who will sit down with them to discuss their individual wants and needs for a custom piece. “We want to be focused on them the whole time,” Nummela says. “That’s the great part about custom furniture: It’s more than just a process between you and the wood. You get to engage with these great people.” In-house designer Matthew Roeleveld then designs the bespoke piece, which can take up to two weeks. ustic Before Roeleveld can get to work, though, Ru Grain’s partner reclaimers dismantle the barn that will be used for a given piece. All surface nails are removed from the wood, and it is delivered to the Rustic Grain workshop near Crestwood, where it is treated for any possible insects. From there, it is scanned with a metaldetector wand for additional nails and other metals, like buckshot, that could have penetrated the wood over time. It is then milled. “We are very careful,” Nummela says. “We want nice, straight, square, flat pieces to make tabletops that are practical so that you get a chance to celebrate the character of the wood every day without necessarily putting up with the flaws. We want to turn all of those flaws and deformations into something that can be enjoyed.” Nummela says all employees who join the Rustic Grain team are thoroughly trained on the balance between exposing new wood for a flat surface and leaving the aged saw marks, all n. while balancing those with the natural woodgrain “We are looking at the character of the wood through a window of its past so that [its] story is told on all levels,” Nummela says. “We have the story we have created in the last maybe month or two, then the saw marks that were made on this wood 100 years ago, then you see the grain of the wood, the annual growth rings that the tree made as it grew 70, 80, 100 years before the barn was even built. There are just these layers of the story.” Nummela says he is consistently asked how to care for Rustic Grain’s tables and assures clients not to be afraid of damaging their piece. “There is such a rich story over maybe 200, sometimes 250 years, of this wood growing from a seedling to being chopped down to being used and reused,” Nummela says. “Why wouldn’t you want it to be a part of your kids banging on it with knives and forks waiting for dinner, things like that? It’s really beautiful when I think about these pieces going into the home of a family and becoming part of the family.” Once each piece of wood is milled to the desired aesthetic, it is cut, glued, given intricate joinery, assembled and delivered. “That is the best part,” Nummela says. “When I get to go on deliveries, it’s like we are old friends.” Today, Rustic Grain is going on five years of business. “I have the same hopes for Rustic Grain that I have for myself and for my family – that we grow and get better at what we do,” Nummela says. Rustic Grain is certainly growing, and soon, so is the Nummela family; come April, Nummela and his wife will welcome a baby boy to the world. “I hope he can find fulfillment in his life like I have found,” Nummela says. “This is exactly where I want to be.” Although far from the quiet of a woodland retreat, some might say Nummela has found his new “place.” Rustic Grain, 9420 Watson Industrial Park, St. Louis, 314-690-3633,




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Laura McCarthy takes the guesswork out of finding the home that’s just right for you. “Laura McCarthy Real Estate started in Clayton more than 70 years ago,” Kathy Beilein, president of the agency, says. “We have expertise all along the central corridor of St. Louis.” With a strong understanding of every neighborhood, and each client’s unique wants and needs, this agency can make your real estate dreams a reality. | March 9, 2018   31

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hether your dream home includes a white picket fence, a backyard pool or your favorite park within walking distance, Laura McCarthy Real Estate has the expertise to make it happen for you and your family. “Our strongest asset is our Laura McCarthy team of agents, who are leaders in their field and an invaluable resource for our customers,” Kathy Beilein, president of the agency, says. “Our agents are responsive, savvy and interested in giving the best possible service. They are well-trained students of the area and knowledgeable about aspects of the community, including neighborhoods, schools and cultural institutions.” As this reputable agency understands, a home is not just made of walls and beams. Numerous aspects must come together to create a place in which you can thrive.


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“All buyers must figure out what they need versus what they want,” Beilein advises. “Many wants, like stainless appliances, can be added later, while needs, like a specific school district, may not.” As your family grows and your goals expand, your idea of the perfect property also evolves. So, when you’re ready to sell, the agency offers some key advice. “When buyers can picture themselves in the home, they will pay more and homes will sell faster,” Beilein explains. “Staging can be as simple as editing and decluttering, or freshening paint and updating light fixtures. Review the condition and appeal of the exterior, as well.” The spring season always proves prime-time for the housing market. The competition cranks up, but there is something you can do to ensure your success as a seller. “Make your home available to all buyers at the same time,” Beilein stresses. “When you let all buyers in at once, they

see others’ interest and are prompted to submit a strong offer, with an appealing price and terms.” On the other side, you can also develop your own strategy as a buyer. “Establish a budget and get preapproved, so you know where you have wiggle room,” Beilein advises. “Work with a knowledgeable agent/broker and offer a competitive contract from the beginning. Good homes don’t stay on the market long. So, be prepared to make a decision quickly.” With a comprehensive marketing program, Laura McCarthy Real Estate excels in the luxury market, translating into success with the purchase or sale of a home in all price ranges. Allow this talented team of agents to help you determine what is most important for your home and how exactly to get it.

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CHESTERFIELD | $1,149,000 16842 Eagle Bluff Court Elegant 1.5 Story in Chesterfield.

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TOWN AND COUNTRY | $969,000 1260 Royal Glen Drive Updated 1.5 story gem on wooded cul-de-sac.

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Gorgeous detached villa backing to walking trail. Open floor plan for family gatherings. Family chef will love designer kitchen. Entertain in formal dining room. Enjoy morning coffee on sunporch. Beautifully finished lower level!

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DEFINED Contemporary masterpiece, custom-built by Jeffrey Homes, is a work of art. Clean lines, soaring ceilings, and the use of unique stone and materials throughout. Stunning, gourmet kitchen, lower level theater and game room, and amazing outdoor space featuring a pool with slide, hot tub, and trampoline. Prime location in Ladue Schools and close to all major highways and shopping.

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By Amanda Dahl

‌7391 Bedford Ave. | UNIVERSITY CITY Jack Breier Coldwell Banker Premier Group 314-714-1241 (direct), 314-283-1000 (office), Classic architecture surrounded by excellent landscaping make this University Hills home stand out. Uncover a renovated interior that modernizes this meticulously maintained home, from the updated kitchen and family room to the master suite. The abode boasts walk-in cedar closets and more.

6 Berkshire Drive | RICHMOND HEIGHTS

3 Clayton Terrace | FRONTENAC

10 Clayton Terrace | FRONTENAC

Elizabeth Southern & Elizabeth Lochmoeller Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty 314-725-0009,

Sue McLaughlin & Katie McLaughlin Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-504-4214 (Sue), 314-283-8444 (Katie), 314-725-5100 (office),

Steve Mathes & Joe Mathes Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-503-6533 (Steve), 314-276-1604 (Joe),

Charm and comfort converge inside this exquisite

This sprawling, European-style estate offers 4,800 square

residence along Berkshire Drive. Relax by the inground

This renovated two-story English Tudor features beautiful

feet of living space, with two master suites, on almost 2.5

pool on warm days, or around the fire pit on cooler

design elements. An expanded kitchen, attached to

wooded acres. Boasting upgrades, such as Terrazzo floors

nights. The main level boasts a gourmet kitchen,

the hearth and breakfast rooms, is accented by quartz

and a gourmet granite kitchen, the home’s decadent

plus elegant dining and living rooms. $869,500

countertops and stainless appliances. The master suite

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boasts incredible oak flooring, a walk-in closet and heated

4 Deer Creek Woods | LADUE

1239 Devonworth Drive |

16866 Eagle Bluff Court | CHESTERFIELD

Lizzy Dooley Real Estate Group Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-680-1426 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),

Christina Strait Strait Realty 314-441-4444 (direct), 314-757-2255 (office),

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This updated abode, with a professionally landscaped yard

Luxury abounds inside this 7,800-square-foot residence.

that backs up to Tilles Park, features a magnificent family

With access to the brick patio and a breakfast room, the

Almost 6,500 square feet of living space unveils incredible

room, with a walkout terrace, and many windows that

gourmet kitchen boasts quartz countertops and a custom

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shine natural light into the hearth room. Enjoy a finished

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room, fantastic private study and sunlit hearth room. The

basement, four-car garage and more. $899,000

master suite, with an opulent bath. $2,449,900

main-floor master retreat offers a luxury bath, while the chef’s kitchen boasts Viking stainless appliances.

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bathroom floors. $799,000

5 Fox Wood Drive |

524 High Hampton Road | LADUE

7149 Lindell Blvd. | UNIVERSITY CITY

Marilyn Adaire Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-239-9191 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),

Keith R. Manzer Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-609-3155 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),

This delightful 1.5-story Colonial showcases a stunning

Restored to its original grandeur, this exquisite home

Nestled on three-plus parklike acres, this inviting

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features a lovely living room, flanked by built-ins, with

lakefront ranch offers a private dock. A massive

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French doors that open to the picturesque terrace.

stone fireplace serves as the great room’s focal point,

perennial gardens. Bay windows expand the living and

Soapstone countertops, a farmhouse sink and a wine chiller

while a wall of windows and a sunporch afford

family rooms, which feature two fireplaces. $845,000

are just a few of the kitchen’s amenities. $834,900

UNINCORPORATED ST. CHARLES COUNTY Jeannie Piglowski & Jennifer Piglowski Coldwell Banker Gundaker 636-939-8150,


you incredible views of the water. $475,000

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1826 Manor Hill Road |


Rod & Diane Patershuk Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-477-7674 (Rod), 314-477-7673 (Diane),

This custom-built work of art by Jeffrey Homes This lovely Georgian Colonial was recently renovated and

showcases clean lines and soaring ceilings, with a

Discover a home that has it all. Set for completion on

expanded to include a gourmet kitchen that opens to the

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June 1, this outstanding four-bedroom, six-bathroom

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Stop by the open house on March 11 from 1 to

residence by Kemp Homes features exquisite custom

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711 Middle Polo Drive | CLAYTON

7405 Oxford Drive | CLAYTON

Mary Massey RedKey Realty Leaders 314-566-3982,

Rossini Schneider Real Estate Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-303-2137 (Rossini), 314-941-0421 (Schneider), 314-725-5100 (office),

Maria Elias Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate 314-971-4346 (direct), 314-993-8000 (office),

you welcome to this beautiful residence. Inside, almost

Residing in the coveted Polo neighborhood, this historic

Recently expanded and beautifully renovated, this lovely

4,000-square-feet of space spans across three floors. You’ll

Maritz, Young & Dusard-designed home offers the best in

residence features a two-story addition, with a gourmet

uncover unbelievable modern renovations and a palatial

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kitchen that opens to the family room. Admire hardwood

design that will assuredly sweep you off your feet.

showstopping, three-story spiral staircase and charming

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outdoor living area offer a taste of its beauty. $1.15 million

living space, from the master suite to the finished walkout.

The Old World charm of iron gates and gas lamps bids

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31 Ridgemoor Drive | CLAYTON Jill Azar Laura McCarthy Real Estate 314-616-8836 (direct), 314-725-5100 (office),


This Higginbotham-built home brilliantly combines current design with traditional finishes. An impeccable sleekness encapsulates you while walking through the main floor. Beauty finds you at every turn, with notable areas that include a wine room, elevator, gym and more. $2.25 million


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11 Waverton Drive | LADUE John Ryan The Ryan Tradition Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-941-0572 (direct), 314-993-8000 (office), This fantastic two-story abode in Ladue offers wonderful amenities, like top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a terrace and a fenced-in backyard. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home boasts a fireplace in the living room, a large family room, with wet bar, and more. $850,000



winning Rockwood School District offers spectacular amenities.

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his dreamy residence sits nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in Kirkwood. The New England-style home stirs the imagination. An incredibly open layout reveals grand living spaces, from the awe-inspiring, two-story great room to the charming kitchen and eating areas, with an expansive center island. Visualize yourself waking up in the main-floor master’s chambers, where grooming requires a soak in the luxurious claw foot tub or steam shower, followed by a search through your wardrobe, housed in his-and-hers closets. Entertaining proves a delight, with a walkout lower level that offers a lovely family room, with a stone fireplace, and mini kitchen, plus wine and billiards rooms. The Bose surround system carries your favorite soundtracks throughout the abode, so you can host in whichever space you choose. When you seek solitude, stroll through French doors to the handsome study, which presents custom moldings and built-ins, and access to the master suite.

THIS 6-BEDROOM, 5 FULL-BATHROOM AND 2 HALF-BATHROOM HOME IN KIRKWOOD IS LISTED FOR $1.229 MILLION. JOAN SCHNOEBELEN & MEGAN ROWE 314-406-0005 (Schnoebelen), 314-378-4077 (Rowe), 314-725-5100 (office), Laura McCarthy is a residential real estate company with expertise in the neighborhoods along St. Louis’ central corridor. Founded in 1944, Laura McCarthy is consistently ranked among St. Louis’ top real estate companies in sales volume. Many of its 100-plus agents specialize in the luxury real estate market, but all are familiar with St. Louis’ neighborhoods, from the Central West End to those on the Highway 64/40 corridor to Chesterfield and the St. Charles area.

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ince its founding in 1903, Levine Hat Co. – whose tagline exhorts, “Be Somebody, Wear a Hat!” – has been making area residents flip their lids. Family patriarch and former Kansas City dry cleaner Benjamin Levine established the downtown St. Louis retailer at a location a handful of blocks east of its present site on Washington Avenue. Over time, the company passed to a second generation of Levines, then a third: Edward (who died in December at the age of 83) and Carole Levine. Their son, Lance Levine, nowadays (forgive the pun) heads the company. Moreover, reflecting his heritage, Lance Levine doesn’t just talk the talk – he walks the walk. “Pretty much every day, I wear about a 2¼-inch-brim fedora,” he says. “I have a bunch of different colors and different materials. Just a gentleman’s fedora, a snap brim, basic. And that’s me – that’s my hat.” The company’s website characterizes it as “the largest retail hat store in the world in terms of floor space and hats displayed,” with thousands of chapeaus stocked in a threestory 30,000-square-foot showroom and warehouse. The website also boasts of having sold more than a million top toppers since the company’s founding. Beyond long-term “bricks” sales, Levine also enjoys a robust “clicks” trade to Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Russia and the United Kingdom. “Over the past 100 or so years, the most popular hat has always been that gentleman’s dress fedora,” Levine says. “Right now, we’ve moved back to a little bit wider-brimmed fedora, so something we sell a lot of would be a 2¼- to a 2½-inch gentleman’s fedora – the type of fedora you’d see [20th-century cinematic icon] Humphrey Bogart wearing. Now, just

a few years ago, the styles were a little bit different, and guys were wearing a little bit shorter brims, what you might call a ‘stingy’ brim.” The company’s website cites a minimum of 16 brands available, ranging from Bailey from Adamstown, Pennsylvania, to Tilley Endurables from Toronto, Ontario. (Also, although Levine generally specializes only in retailing nowadays, its site assures potential customers that “we have all the capabilities to make you a specialty hat the old-world way.”) “We sell a lot of Stetson, and we sell a lot of Dobbs [Fifth Avenue] – and we sell most of all of our own brand, which is Levine,” Levine says. “And we have another, value-priced brand that we call 9th Street, and that’s a throwback to our original location on Ninth Street, over 50 years ago.” Styles cited on Levine’s website include the ever-fashionable fedora and the venerable homburg, the endearing bucket hat and the Parrothead-pleasing Panama, the jaunty derby and the formidable top hat – among many others. “People shouldn’t be scared to wear the right hat for the right occasion,” Levine says. “We have a perfect opera hat, and it’s a top hat. I haven’t been to the opera recently, but if … I’m going to a really dressy, elegant-type thing, there is a specific hat. You’ll either wear a homburg, or you’ll go all-out and wear the top hat. I think back in the old days, people understood that a top hat was much dressier than a fedora.” The website also incorporates a sublime section on hat etiquette, which provides valuable counsel for men and women alike. (“A gentleman should remove his hat as he enters a building,” it advises at one point, “including a restaurant, home, classroom,

theater, church.”) Logophilic visitors to the website likewise should delight in its glossary of 325-plus hatting terms. They range from abacca – “(Musa textilis) A plant growing in the Philippines that produces the fiber used in the production of sisal and sinamay” – to zucchetto – “skullcap worn by Roman Catholic clergy; black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, white for the pope.” Online, finally, the company responds to inquiries from customers and others. “I’ve heard that 10-gallon hats are named so because they can hold 10 gallons of liquid, but they don’t look nearly big enough,” states one interlocutor from Dubuque, Iowa. “What gives?” Charmingly, the company’s answer – which covers two paragraphs and which references an arcane Mexican hatmaking term, the 19th-century Southwestern/Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) and Tom Mix, the early 20th-century American star of almost 300 Western movies, most of them silent – begins: “To be sure, we’ve never seen a hat nearly big enough to hold 10 gallons of liquid.” Levine, in mentioning that his family company’s male customers predominantly range in age from 35 to 65, briefly reflects on a generational note, stating that his late father’s taste in headwear coincided with his own, “also a fedora, with a little smaller, ‘classic’ brim. He wore a classic-brim gentleman’s fedora, very similar to me. We wear a very different size. He wore a small, and I wear a large. But the hat style is the same.” Longtime patrons of Levine Hat Co. likely would have it no other way. Levine Hat Co., 1416 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-231-3359,


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When it comes to footwear, comfort and fashion are all too often at odds. Not so at Laurie’s Shoes. Family owned and operated since 1951, Laurie’s Shoes specializes in men’s, women’s and children’s shoes that marry fit and style. “We buy internationally to find the best comfort and fashion brands,” says Mark Waldman, the store’s co-owner. “And we change seasonally, with whatever is happening in the fashion world and with new technologies.” At Laurie’s Shoes, you’ll discover a variety of hard-to-find brands, including European lines like Fly London and Aetrex, as well as familiar favorites like Birkenstock and Reef. Carrying diverse sizes and widths, plus a variety of colors and styles, Laurie’s Shoes makes it easy to find the perfect fit. Stop by the original Glendale store, or visit additional locations at the Saint Louis Galleria, Chesterfield Mall and sister store, Birkenstock & More. Or, visit | March 9, 2018   57

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Three-Bean Taco Soup

Story, recipe and photo by Kristen Doyle


acos rank as a favorite in our household. Every once in a while, though, we like to shake up taco night – exactly where this three-bean taco soup comes in. It makes an ideal fall, winter and early-spring alternative to satisfy taco Tuesday (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday …) cravings. It’s also a cinch to assemble: The convenience of canned beans and other simple ingredients ensures a nutritious dinner will hit the table in less than 30 minutes. Also, if you’re cooking for fewer than six diners, pack leftovers to enjoy taco soup for lunch the next day – the spices and flavors will only develop and deepen overnight.


THREE-BEAN TACO SOUP Serves | 6 |  1 15-oz can black beans

| Preparation | In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add

 1 15-oz can pinto beans

beans, including liquid in cans, and stir together with chicken broth,

 1 15-oz can kidney beans

tomatoes with chilies, taco seasoning and cilantro. Simmer for 15

 3 cups chicken broth

minutes, or until beans are cooked through and soup is piping hot.

 1 10-oz can spicy diced tomatoes with green chilies  2 Tbsp taco seasoning  2 Tbsp fresh cilantro cilantro, finely chopped, plus more for garnish  6 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Ladle soup into 6 serving bowls. Top each bowl with 1 tablespoon cheese, cilantro and tortilla strips. Serve warm.

 tortilla strips, for garnish

Kristen Doyle is the creator of award-winning website Since early 2006, she has been sharing her favorite recipes, photos and life stories with an ever-growing audience of engaged readers. Beyond her blog, Doyle has expanded her freelance food and travel writing and photography career to include work with major brands, as well as providing editorial content and direction for nationwide print publications and websites. Follow Doyle on social media @dineanddish.


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Happily Ever After



By Robyn Dexter

puppy was found all alone in a storm drain in East St. Louis. He had severe sarcoptic mange and was missing a lot of his fur. In June of last year, Gateway Pet Guardians rescued the pup and got him started on treatment for mange. He also contracted the deadly parvo disease, but fought it off with the love and diligent care of his foster parents at the time. At the end of the summer, Robyn Gummersheimer was browsing the internet. Going through social media, she kept seeing a big-eared pup pop up, and she was desperate to meet him. She was going through a separation at the time and was dealing with the emotional turmoil of a relationship that had ended poorly, but she couldn’t stop thinking about the German shepherd-terrier mix and his huge ears. “I’m mesmerized by his ears,” she says. “I have two other pointy-eared dogs, and I knew I wanted to go see him.” When she did, the dog was “so playful and clumsy” that she knew she had to take him. Gummersheimer named the pup Titus and brought him home to join her other two dogs, an 11-year-old shiba inu named Cali and a 4-year-old Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix named Dexter. “They didn’t like him at first, since he’s a bundle of energy,” she says. “Dexter is the tiniest and runs the house. Sometimes I’ll catch him and Titus playing, where Titus will drag Dexter around by a rope. Dexter thinks he’s winning, but Titus is being gentle with him.” While her older dogs weren’t so sure of the puppy at first, Gummersheimer was. “He came out of something [difficult] and kept fighting,” Gummersheimer says. “That was one of our instant connections.” Having a puppy hasn’t been an easy task, though. Titus is quite a jumper, and Gummersheimer says he truly doesn’t understand how big he is. “He thinks he’s so small,” she says. “He’ll jump on the couch and try to lay in my lap. I’ve never had a 60-pound lap dog before.”

Titus’ other habits include annoying his adoptive four-legged siblings and stealing socks out of the laundry basket. Although his puppy stage can be a lot to handle, Gummersheimer says Titus

has been a huge blessing since he came into her life. “He yearns for my acknowledgement,” she says. “He truly lets me know he loves me.”


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ancer affects not just individuals but whole families. In a world where nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, there are 5 million children in the United States alone who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. The emotional toll this can have on a child in his or her formative years can be great, but one organization is working purposefully to ease the burden. Camp Kesem began 18 years ago at Stanford University to provide a supportive, safe place for kids who have lost a parent to cancer, who have a parent undergoing treatment or whose parent is a cancer survivor. The free weeklong summer camp has grown from humble beginnings to more than 100 chapters in 40 states across the country, with some chapters offering multiple sessions each summer. One such chapter is right here at Saint Louis University (SLU). The local chapter started in 2013 and is operated by a group of SLU volunteers who work year-round to raise money for the organization. Laurel Dusek, a junior political science major at SLU, serves as the chapter’s public relations and marketing coordinator, along with fellow student Justin Parramore. She


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got involved with Camp Kesem after working as a camp counselor at home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This will be her second summer helping with the camp itself, and she works with other student volunteers to raise money for Camp Kesem throughout the year. “I love summer camp and how impactful it can be for children, especially if they’re going through a tough time,” Dusek says. This summer, dozens of campers ages 6 to 18, along with student volunteers, will venture to Sunnyhill Adventures Center in Dittmer the first full week in August for swimming, fishing, archery, arts and crafts, other sports and more. The counselors work to ensure the week is a safe, supportive and high-energy adventure for the campers. The days have built-in downtime, a rotating selection of activities and evening all-camp activities like “capture the flag” or talent shows that bring everyone together. Each day at Camp Kesem is different, allowing campers to get a full spectrum of

summer camp experiences. what sets Camp Kesem apart from other summer camps, though, is its built-in support system for the hardships that accompany a child dealing with a parent’s cancer. with a 3-to-1 camper-to-counselor ratio, Camp Kesem ensures that campers get the attention and support they need. Each evening, counselors also facilitate “cabin chats,” where campers can talk about what’s on their minds in a safe place among peers. “we’ll read, tell a story or lead a discussion, depending on the age group,” Dusek says. “I was with the older girls [last summer] and was able to ask deep questions about school and life in general. It’s a chance for everyone to get to know each other on a deeper level.” Once during a week of camp, counselors facilitate a session called “empowerment,” where campers are invited to share their family’s story. It’s a time for campers to discuss what they’re experiencing, their hopes and dreams, and what the camp experience has done for them. “It gives them a sense of comfort knowing the people around them understand what they’re going through,” Dusek says. Although SLU’s chapter of Camp Kesem is fairly new, it’s become popular due to St. Louis’ proximity to prominent hospitals and research centers. This summer, Dusek says the camp plans to take on two dozen more campers than in 2017, for a total of 110 this year. “Last year, we had 86; this year we should have at least 110 at our larger campsite,”

Dusek says. “In 2017, nationally, we served more than 7,300 kids.” Luckily, volunteer growth has mirrored growth in campers, and Dusek says volunteering is becoming popular on campus. “Since St. Louis is such a big place for hospitals and research, there are a lot of patients with families in the area,” she says. “It’s great that we have this organization to support them.” It takes about $1,000 to support each camper, so this year’s fundraising goal is $110,000. Through events throughout the year, like the annual make the magic event and giving Tuesday, along with generous donations, the local camp is able Camp Kesem to expand and serve at saint Louis more local children university maKe each year. the magiC “Everyone april 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. involved is so passionate about the Drury Inn & Suites organization,” Dusek Brentwood, 8700 Eager says. “Camp can road, Brentwood be a great place for people to discover admission includes a new things about cocktail hour with two themselves. It’s such a powerful experience.” drink tickets, dinner, one paddle-raise entry and an Camp Kesem at Saint Louis University,, evening of fun. Visit slumtm2018 for tickets and more info.

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Dinner ...


t the start of the year, the metro area’s first food truck food court opened in St. Louis’ Tower Grove South neighborhood: Court Louie. Marking a unique collaboration among four members of the St. Louis Food Truck Association – Steak Louie, Farmtruk, Go! Gyro! Go! and Locoz Tacoz – Court Louie was founded by Steak Louie chef-owner Paul Listenberger. The food truck hub fills the 2,200-square-foot space previously occupied by AM Trading Co. and Peculiar Penguin, with 49 seats in its dining room and 20 more on the patio. “We have a countertop, and everyone has their own station and [point of sale] system,” Listenberger says. “Just like in traditional food courts, you go to the vendor you want to go to. It’s nice because you can mix and match.” The ordering and dining areas feature a purple-


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and-yellow color scheme along with black to represent the asphalt that the trucks hit regularly. All businesses use the space as a commissary, cooking meals on their respective trucks while running off of the building’s electricity. A standardized plug also enables guest food truck pop-ups. Court Louie’s resident mobile restaurateurs offer their one-of-a-kind specialties on-site, with rotating menus each night. According to Listenberger, Steak Louie makes house-made gourmet cheesesteaks with hand-cut meat; Locoz Tacoz serves madefrom-scratch Mexican street food; Go! Gyro! Go! cooks Greek cuisine; and Farmtruk focuses on fare in the farm-to-table style. As a result, no matter the eclecticism of visitors’ tastes or cravings of the moment, Court Louie can offer a plethora of options before those visitors catch Anything Goes from New Line Theatre. “Everyone is also honing in on different items for

By Mabel Suen this space,” Listenberger says. “The whole idea is to not be able to get everything that’s available on the streets. We want them to come here sometimes.” To that end, patrons can look forward to specials such as Court Louie’s take on surf ’n’ turf – a cheesesteak topped with the requisite onions, peppers and mushrooms along with Baltimore-style soft-shell crab. From Farmtruk, meanwhile, they can choose from standard highlights such as the B.L.E., with bacon from Washington, Missouri’s Geisert Farms, lettuce and eggs sunny side up, accompanying basil aïoli and tomato on a brioche. “I just think it’s a cool space,” Listenberger says. “Tower Grove has always been really good to us, and we want to invite everyone in to see how great the neighborhood is.”


Court Louie, 4001 Utah St., St. Louis, 314-305-5005,


Court Louie

& A Show


Anything Goes

‌Story:  It’s anchors aweigh as the SS American prepares to depart New York City for England. On board is Wall Street magnate Elisha Whitney, who plans to spend the journey wheeling and dealing, as well as having a bit of fun. He entrusts his aide, Billy Crocker, to take care of business while he’s away, but the young broker instead has love on his mind. Billy has fallen instantly in love with a young woman he saw in a taxi shortly before heading to the American. Seeing her board the ship, Billy stows away to meet her, even though he’s learned the girl, Hope Harcourt, is engaged to marry an Englishman named Sir Evelyn Oakleigh – an arrangement engineered by Hope’s imperious mother, Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt. Also making the voyage are evangelist-turnednightclub singer Reno Sweeney and her backup quartet, the Angels, as well as Moonface Martin, a bumbling gangster known as “Public Enemy No. 13,” and his gal pal, Bonnie Letour. Moonface and Bonnie take a liking to Billy and resolve to help him win Hope’s heart, while Reno sets her sights on the quirky but charming Sir Evelyn. When Billy’s discovered and mistaken for Snake Eyes Johnson – a missing pal of Moonface and Bonnie, who also ranks as Public Enemy No. 1 – he’s lionized for his celebrity status by the American’s passengers and crew alike. When that doesn’t sit well with Hope, Billy identifies himself and promptly is thrown in the brig along with Moonface. It’ll take some doing, but with the help of Reno, Moonface and Bonnie, it’s just a matter of time before “anything goes.” Highlights:  In the role of Reno, Sarah Porter sparkles like one of the fabulous gowns she wears to accentuate this rollicking, infectious good time. With a smart, energized supporting cast deftly directed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy-Windsor, New Line Theatre blends silly comedy, stylish music and effervescent performances in a winning combination which cleverly utilizes all hands on deck. Other Info:  With music and lyrics by the incomparable Cole Porter, Anything Goes first hit Broadway in 1934, featuring a book written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse with substantial contributions by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. There actually have been four versions of the show, including the 1962, 1987 and 2011 revivals. The 1962 version of Anything Goes – the one followed in New Line’s production – incorporates some tunes written by Porter originally for other shows. No matter. Porter’s tunes are so wonderful and intelligent it’s a joy to hear them at any time and in any musical. The other Porter, Sarah, takes the pivotal role of Reno and completely captures the siren’s vivacity and joie de vivre in her portrayal. In the ’62 version, Reno and Billy are just friends, with the worldly Reno surprisingly setting her sights on the square, but

likable, Sir Evelyn. Porter also uses her excellent voice to entertain the audience, whether duetting with Evan Fornachon as Billy on “You’re the Top,” soloing on “I Get a Kick Out of You” or leading the ensemble on rousing versions of the revival number “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” and the title tune. Fornachon makes an irrepressible Billy, full of good nature and better intentions which go awry given Billy’s hapless predicament. A joy to watch as he warbles “You’re the Top” with Porter, Fornachon gets down with the comedy in singing “Friendship” with Porter and Aaron Allen as Moonface or serenading Eileen Engel as the fetching Hope with “It’s De-Lovely” and singing the charming ballad “All Through the Night.” Allen mines the comedy as the amiable if bumbling Moonface, working well opposite Porter and Fornachon, as well as Sarah Gene Dowling as the sexy scamp Bonnie, Moonface’s gal pal with a flavor for agreeable sailors. Dowling leads the troupe with lusty versions of “Heaven Hop” and “Let’s Step Out,” numbers which take advantage of the effective choreography contributed by Michelle Sauer and Sara Rae Womack. Sauer and Womack constitute half of the appealing Angels, who also include Larissa White and Alyssa Wolf, as fine a quartet of tap-dancing lovelies as you’re likely to encounter on the high seas. Ideal as the winsome Hope, Engel has great fun opposite Fornachon’s lovelorn Billy and suffers suitably under the thumb of the browbeating Mrs. Harcourt, played to the overbearing hilt by Kimmie Kidd-Booker in a fine comic performance. Not to be outdone, Zachary Allen Farmer personifies the right-proper heritage of Sir Evelyn while also falling under the sway of the determined Reno. Jeffrey

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M. Wright brings home the bombast and confusion of powerbroker Whitney, suitably stumbling about without his spectacles for much of the show. Dominic Dowdy-Windsor, Will Pendergast, Jason Blackburn and Clayton Humburg do well in minor parts. Pianist Nicholas Valdez capably conducts the New Line Band, which features trumpeter Ron Foster on the “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” number, as well as fine contributions by Clancy Newell on percussion, Adam Rugo on guitar and banjo, Jake Stergos on bass and Joel Hackbarth on second keyboard. Positioned at stage right, the lively and entertaining sextet presents Porter’s score without being intrusive. Miller and Mike Dowdy-Windsor keep the pace relatively smooth and move the sizable ensemble effectively enough throughout Rob Lippert’s handsome scenic nautical design, which Lippert lights as well. Colene Fornachon contributes the appealing costumes, Ryan Day adds sound, and Kimi Short offers some amusing props. Cole Porter knew how to write tunes with smart lyrics and snappy music, and New Line Theatre finds the heart in this 1962 version of the good-humored Anything Goes.


Company:  New Line Theatre Venue:  The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive Dates:  March 9-10, 15-17, 22-24 Tickets: $15 to $25, plus specials for high school and college students, educators and military (see New Line’s Facebook page or; contact 314-534-1111 or Rating:  A 4.5 on a scale of 1-to-5 | March 9, 2018   71

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Wed., March 14

Left Bank Books and the Missouri Botanical Garden welcome National Geographic staff writer DANIEL STONE, who signs and discusses his new book, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of a Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats, with James S. Miller, the garden’s senior vice president for science and conservation. David Fairchild, a young botanist with an insatiable lust to explore the world, set out in search of foods that would enrich the American farmer and enchant the American eater. The Food Explorer tells stories taken directly from Fairchild’s unpublished journals and letters, as well as neverbefore-seen photographs from remote parts of the world. Free. 7 p.m.

Thu., March 15

From 8 to 11 p.m., Miss Jubilee will perform her VINTAGE HOT JAZZ AND LOWDOWN BLUES music at the Chase Club in the historic Chase Park Plaza. Free to the public, the evening consists of swing dancing, music, drinks and fare. Miss Jubilee and her band transform the times this jazzy night out.

Sat., Mar. 17

Thu., March 15

In honor of Women’s History Month, Left Bank Books presents best-selling author MACKENZI LEE, who will sign and discuss her new book, Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World! According to the Left Bank Book website, “Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BCE and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time.” This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of Bygone Badass Broads from Left Bank is required to enter the signing line. 7 p.m.

Sat., March 16, and Sun., March 17 The 10th annual ROBERT CLASSIC FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL, co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series, is a twoweekend affair that celebrates the cinematic prestige of French films. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, giving the audience a diversified glimpse into the history of French cinema. Every program features introductions and discussions by film or French scholars and critics. Varying times and prices.


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Bowood Farms, connected with Cafe Osage on Olive Street, hosts its INTERMEDIATE HAND LETTERING CLASS. Taught by Emily Brown of MLE Paper, the class furthers participants’ hand-lettering skills with advanced techniques and fun new tips and tricks. Brown shares technical design and layout techniques and introduces different lettering styles and banners. Apply her lessons to a greeting card, and add embellishments and details in gold pen. Participants leave with worksheets, a technical eraser and a gold gel pen. $35. Call 314-454-6868 to reserve a slot. 10 a.m.

Through Sat., March 31

Located in downtown St. Louis on S. 8th Street, 4 Hands Brewing Company is hosting the CITY WIDE BOOK DRIVE, named after its popular American pale ale. The brewery is collecting books for children up to 5 years old, for donation to Unleashing Potential, a local organization on a mission to close the opportunity gap for children and youth by building on their strengths. Bring in a book to earn a free beer!

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edtime makes the perfect time to snuggle with your little one and a book, creating lasting memories of treasured moments that also help youngsters calm themselves and ready themselves for rest. In that (night) light, consider these two titles to end the day. The first book, Ten Little Night Stars by Deb Gruelle and illustrator Gabi Murphy, provides a wonderful introduction to establishing a nightly routine. Babies and toddlers should enjoy watching adorable animals go through pre-pillow preparations, from taking a bath, to brushing teeth and putting on jammies, to the final kiss goodnight. Ten Little Night Stars can also serve as a math primer. Children should delight in turning the sturdy board book pages to count the increasing number of glowing stars in the darkening sky and to hear the rhyming text. They may also enjoy naming the different animals depicted in Murphy’s

sweet, richly colored illustrations, and making elephant, bear, lion and monkey sounds as they say goodnight to the characters. As your children age, parents, you may want to use bedtime to engage in gentle conversations about the day. When asking preschoolers about their day, you may receive a one-word response because kids often can’t decide which one thing to talk about. Reading, our second book this month, Tell Me About Your Day Today, by Mem Fox and illustrator Lauren Stringer may encourage little ones to recount their experiences with enthusiastic detail. Beginning with the line “There was once a boy who loved bedtime,” the story tells of the cherished routine he shares each night with his mother. When she leaves the room, the boy begins another process all his own in which he serves

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as nurturer. One by one, he gently embraces each of his toy “friends” and whispers, “Hello … tell me about your day today.” Stringer’s illustrations provide the silent stories of each toy’s experiences on that thundery day: Greedy Goose has a cough, Blue Horse is frightened by lightning and Fat Rabbit has a perilous, painful odyssey when left outside in the rain. When their stories conclude, the precious companions ask the boy, “But how about you? Tell us about your day today.” We then see the boy reflect on the day’s events from his point of view, complete with his mom’s reassuring embrace during the worst of the scary storm. The boy’s story (like those of his confidantes) unfolds in simple, lyrical rhyme, which may be the magical key to open the door to your children’s day – and imagination.


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Belfast seemingly has replaced past troubles with live music, a new Titanic museum and exquisite cuisine.


e first visited Belfast in Northern Ireland more than 15 years ago, at which time we toured the municipality’s murals with a driver who knew the city’s history – good and bad. Those striking murals stood at the borders of the Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods and featured men clutching assault weapons and wearing black balaclavas (also known as ski masks). They functioned as a threat: Stay out of our neighborhood. Today, tours of the murals no longer run, having been superseded by memorial tours. These new tours take an entirely different focus. Replacing images of masked men with weapons are portrayals of men and women killed in the “troubles,” the political and nationalistic conflicts that raged in Northern Ireland in the latter part of the 20th century. The new focus serves to memorialize, not to threaten, and seeks to transform the hatred and prejudice of the past into a memory of those who died in those conflicts, looking to the future. As our guide explained, biases still linger among the older population, and high walls between

neighborhoods still stand. But younger Catholics and Protestants are working together in special programs, led by that younger generation. The way forward for Belfast looks positive. Cranes dominate the skyline, with six hotels being built. Some 2,000 students once housed in the suburbs soon will move into dorms in the city center. Live music of many genres livens the night, every night, all over town. Great cuisine abounds. And as always, the ready Irish wit and verbal skill delight. Without question, the newest big deal is the Titanic Belfast, an attraction devoted to the famous British passenger liner of that name. Although it prompted skepticism at first, the museum beautifully provides the context for the ship’s construction. For example, it outlines how local capabilities, from the making of linen to custom heating, allowed Belfast to produce as noteworthy a vessel as the Titanic. One particularly well-documented display in the museum relates how Catholic workers earned less and enjoyed fewer privileges than the dominant Protestant worker community. And near the end, the museum provides a real sense of drama surrounding the final moments of the great vessel

and the 1,500 or so souls who died when it sank. Although on our first visit to Belfast, we found excellent food, we found even better food some 15 years later. For example, at the wonderfully named Muddlers Club, I ate a sampler lunch of three different tastes, one of which – the one that caught my attention – involved an egg yolk a chef described as “cooked” at 65 degrees Celsius for 41 minutes. Delicious. We supped twice at James St. South because that establishment was so good. Among many other things, it offers crab, partridge, monkfish on the bone and “champ,” the Northern Irish version of mashed potatoes with scallions. We took a day tour with friends who had joined us from St. Louis and elsewhere. The staff at the


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Fitzwilliam Hotel arranged a private van and an excellent driver/guide. Our tour started with the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site and geologic phenomenon where a volcanic eruption millions of years ago pushed some 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns from the earth in a pattern suggesting (at least to the Irish imagination) a walkway for giants. From there, we drove five minutes to the Old Bushmills Distillery, where the famous whiskey has been licensed for more than 400 years. The tour ends in a tasting room and a chance to sample such rare offerings as Bushmills 12-year-old single malt. For lunch, we visited Bushmills Inn, a five-minute drive from the distillery. The chowder tasted excellent, as did the “pheasant beaters nosebag” sandwich, which features ham roasted with honey, two slices of Irish cheddar, pickles, chutney and some salad. Once we’d found sustenance, a short drive took us to the famed pedestrian Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge suspended over seas crashing on rocks below. After whiskey tastings and more drink at Bushmills Inn,

though, no one in our party felt much enthusiasm for a span swaying over gushing waters. Instead, at the suggestion of our expert guide, we visited a nearby lookout to view and photograph the bridge (now incorporating steel cables, despite its historic name). After a stop to photograph the ruins of Dunluce Castle, which dates from the 13th century, it was a drive back to Belfast. I came home with three takeaway points. First, Belfast is looking to the future, past the “troubles.” Second, Northern Ireland shares all the natural beauty of the neighboring Republic of Ireland – one reason it will host professional golf’s 2019 British Open. And finally, Americans have too long overlooked Belfast, which only now is beginning to come into its own.




Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast (Great Victoria Street, occupies Belfast’s major street, next door to the Grand Opera House and across the street from the venerable Crown Liquor Saloon and the quintuple Robinsons Bars. We thought the concierge staff was excellent and the breakfast delicious, with rooms both comfortable and welldesigned. Evening chocolates with turndown never go unappreciated, as we also relished small welcome bottles of Bushmills Irish whiskey.

George’s of the Market (St. George’s Market, Oxford Street, features a chowder with smoked cod, crab, salmon and clams served in a “Belfast bap” (soft roll) – very good and reasonably priced. Also offered is an all-day breakfast, similarly substantial.

Speak with your hotel concierge about

James St. South (21 James St., offers à la carte and fivecourse tasting menus, with and without wine pairings. The restaurant serves contemporary Irish cuisine with excellent breads and intelligent service. We especially liked the pheasant breast with celeriac, monkfish on the bone, County Antrim beef fillet and chocolateGuinness cake with buckthorn-berry sorbet.

Dunluce Castle. Your drive to these sites will

WHERE TO IMBIBE The Crown Liquor Saloon (46 Great Victoria St.,, an 1826 Victorian classic, attracts great crowds for good reason: its unique beauty, including old tile, stained glass and woodwork – everyone seemingly wants to visit it. It includes 10 “snugs,” semiprivate high-walled booths with doors. If you can’t snag a snug for your group right away, be patient – or make friends with patrons who already occupy one. (Try offering to buy a round!) The Duke of York (Hill Street and Commercial Court, has earned regular recognition for years now as the best Irish whiskey bar in Ulster, with column after column of whiskeys, including a 26-year-old Middleton and a 1949 Tullamore. Those who don’t care for the water of life needn’t worry, though: The venue also offers plenty of ales, porters and other beers for every taste and price, as well as live music seven days (and nights) a week. Covering every inch of the walls and ceiling is drinkers’ and Irish paraphernalia. Berts Jazz Bar at The Merchants Hotel (16 Skipper St.,, a beautiful and comfortable bar, features an extensive book of cocktails, new and old, as well as good nibbles and live jazz seven nights a week.

We lunched twice at The Muddlers Club (Warehouse Lane, themuddlersclubbelfast. com) and enjoyed the nouvelle Irish cuisine tremendously. The kitchen pays enormous attention to detail with the simplest of ingredients, to wonderful effect. Incidentally, the restaurant’s name comes from its former history as Peggy Barclay’s Inn, where leading Irish revolutionaries met in secret to further their conspiracy. My bet: The food wasn’t nearly as good then. The Restaurant at Fitzwilliam Hotel (Great Victoria Street, features a contemporary space in burgundies and blond wood. Contemporary Irish cuisine includes a pigeon starter and Himalayan saltaged beef fillet, both of which we enjoyed. In the mornings, this space becomes the breakfast venue, and my go-to was smoked salmon and, if I felt really hungry, perfectly soft-poached eggs.

a daytrip of attractions. He or she can recommend a driver and vehicle for your size group. As for attractions, consider Bushmills Distillery, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and, at least, a photo stop at include much beautiful scenery, including spectacular coastal views. Through the Fitzwilliam Hotel concierge, we arranged a memorial tour – a driving tour of the memorials of Catholics and Protestants who died in the “troubles.” A good driver will have personal connections with the stories and the history memorialized on such a tour, and you’ll likely soon learn how much the Irish excel as storytellers. The new Titanic Belfast (1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, ranks as an excellent museum in all respects, as its many awards attest. It skillfully showcases the history of the Titanic and the factory that built it, and promotes a sense of real drama and emotion around the last minutes of that doomed ocean liner. Also, this superb museum occupies the precise site where the Titanic was built and first slipped into the water to great acclaim.


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8796 Big Bend Blvd., 314-963-9899, Pay homage to your Irish roots with a favorite St. Paddy’s Day meal. The Art of Entertaining makes sure you’re set this holiday with corned beef and cabbage!


12529 Olive Blvd., 314-469-9111, In addition to Cecil Whittaker’s regular offerings, the Creve Coeur location is hosting Café Napoli’s chef, Fortunato Pietoso, who will showcase his favorite


This Easter and Passover season, celebrate life’s special occasions with The Tasty Tray Company’s candy and nut trays, which make perfect gifts for friends, family and favorite clients.


8831 Ladue Road, 314-721-4100, Learn why Giovanni’s ranks among the best restaurants in St. Louis when you bring in the family for a Sunday evening dinner. Excellent service and tantalizing Italian dishes are sure to win you over.


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8100 Maryland Ave., 314-769-9595, h Dive into exciting, enjoyable cuisine from chef Jeramie Mitchell’s recently-launched menus at Herbie’s. From the classic Beef Wellington to sensational new listings, like the soy caramel salmon, you’ll find plenty of favorites to savor.

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