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159 Highgrove Court Clarkson Valley • $573,000 Kathy Pecher 314-406-6898

824 Courtwood Lane St. Louis • $649,900 Kathleen Woodworth 314-308-0534

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

CHESTERFIELD

REALTY REPORT

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Wood Lake

$149,900

$138,000

92%

18

3

2.5

Brandywine

$192,000

$180,000

94%

72

2

2

Brandywine

$189,900

$189,900

100%

7

2

2

Villas at Ladue Bluffs

$275,000

$275,000

100%

0

3

3

Ladue Bluffs

$325,000

$310,000

95%

93

4

3

Mary Schaeffer Estate

$395,000

$350,000

89%

62

4

3

Villages of Kendall Bluff

$389,900

$377,000

97%

20

3

2.5

Bent Tree

$410,000

$380,000

93%

100

4

2.5

Chesterfield Farms

$459,900

$457,000

99%

2

5

2.2

Picardy

$529,000

$460,000

87%

84

2

2.5

Shiloh Oaks Farm

$585,000

$560,000

96%

58

4

3

Brook Hill Estates

$680,000

$620,000

91%

258

4

3.2

Kehrs Mill Estates

$715,000

$645,000

90%

147

4

5.5

August Hill On Conway

$725,000

$675,000

93%

139

3

3.5

Countryside at Chesterfield

$815,000

$710,000

87%

69

4

4.2

Brook Hill Estates

$780,000

$760,000

97%

133

4

4.2

Arbors of Kehrs Mill

$899,900

$850,000

94%

45

4

3.5

This data is a sampling of sold properties from Nov. 1-Nov 30 2017. Source: MLS system.

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Gordon Montgomery | Gordon.Montgomery@LifestylePubs.com Kelley Lamm | Kelley.Lamm@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Julie Brown Patton, Kathleen Kaiser

Photo by Robert L. Brown Photography; makeup and hair design by Kasey Lamm

The Maker Movement WHEN YOU THINK OF THE WORD “MAKER,” WHAT COMES TO MIND? A quick Google search offers some ideas: a constructor, a builder, a producer, a designer, an architect, but, in its simplest terms, a person that makes or produces something. In this month's issue, you'll be immersed in chocolate makers: people who produce sweet things. You'll see this maker movement in the art, food and artisan goods throughout both these pages and our community. It's a community that works together and encourages each other to create new products, dream up innovative ideas and produce things unique to the

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We are also excited to announce the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards winners. The community nominated five businesses in 40 categories and, during November, they voted and the business with the highest votes won. Enjoy meeting each winner in this issue.

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With the full support of a community behind you, we congratulate you on your Readers Choice Award and encourage everyone to stay creative—and curious—Chesterfield.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2018

FEATURES 18 Meet Three Local Chocolate Makers The Secret is in the Small Batches

24 Best of Chesterfield Winners Get Your Votes for the Best in Town

42 Dinner and a Movie Star John Burroughs High School & Mizzou Alum Jon Hamm Takes on Lead Role in Upcoming Bleeker Street film, “Nostalgia’”

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50 Best Way to Get Preapproved for Home Mortgage Loans Tips from The Strick Group CEO Steve Strick

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DEPARTMENTS 5

Realty Report

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Local Limelight

42 Locals Only 44 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


GOOD TIMES

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House's Fairy Gardening Session The annual Fairy Gardening session at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park in Chesterfield produced fun results! Basics of miniature gardening, plant selection and creative containers were shared, and fairy furniture was on hand. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUNDOS SCHNEIDER, COURTESY OF MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN.

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GOOD TIMES

Frisella Nursery Open House Frisella Nursery in Defiance hosted an  annual holiday open house. Children made  ornaments, while adults participated in a planter design workshop hosted by floral designer Marian Benenati. The event featured music by jazz pianist Bob Pickering and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble while guests enjoyed goodies from the nursery's Caffè Angelina. PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF FRISELLA NURSERY.

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AROUND TOWN

MINNESOTA-TURNED-MISSOURI SINGER PERFORMS LOCALLY American singer Erin Bode recently performed live at The Sound Room, 17373 Chesterfield Airport Road. Her music is a combination of jazz, folk and pop. Her latest album, "Here & Now," was sold at the event. Her professional recording career began in 2001. Erin graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, where she studied vocal jazz with pianist and vocalist Christine Hitt, who helped to launch her career as a vocalist.

Photo by Julie Brown Patton

SANTA PAWS SEEKS OUT SUPPORT DOGS

ELECTRIC AUTOS ZOOM TO CHESTERFIELD A new Tesla dealership site is being built in Chesterfield by HBD Construction Inc. Telsa Motors is an American automaker, energy storage company

Chesterfield residents Susan and Bob Snyder

and solar panel manufacturer based in Palo Alto,

transformed into a wonderful "Mr. and Mrs. Santa

California. The company was founded in 2003 and

Paws" for two full days to encourage and pose with

specializes in electric cars.

working canines who participate in the touch therapy, service dogs and courthouse facility programs of St. Louis-headquartered Support Dogs Inc. The Snyders modeled with a variety of dog breeds, ranging from 3-pound Yorkies to 174-pound mastiffs. Additional family dogs and members joined the working dogs in the photos. Support Dogs is a national, nonprofit organization that is largely powered by 600-plus volunteers who help staffers breed, raise, train and place certified dogs with people with physical, mental, visual and auditory challenges.

Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Mall and Ameren Missouri

CHESTERFIELD MALL LIGHTS UP IN NEW WAY Chesterfield Mall underwent an extensive lighting upgrade throughout the retail spaces and common areas, earning them more than $98,000 in incentives from the Ameren Missouri BizSavers Program. “The new LED lighting has really made a difference in the mall’s atmosphere, giving shoppers brighter, more pleasant experiences,” Frank Schaffer, operations manager for the mall, said.

HOG HOLLOW ART OUT TO PASTURE

The lighting upgrade is estimated to save almost $93,000 on the mall's annual energy statement.

After 50 years in business, owners of the Art

Mall managers worked with Villa Lighting and

Gallery of Hog Hollow retired and closed the opera-

the Biz Savers program to upgrade its inefficient

tion located at 14140 Olive Blvd.

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longer-lasting, higher-quality light. The upgrades also allowed mall staffers to optimize the color temperature of the lighting. “Lighting projects are a great first step for any business to participate in the BizSavers program,” Rich Wright, manager of energy efficiency for Ameren Missouri, said. “It’s fantastic to see how Chesterfield Mall has been able to utilize the program to save energy as well as create an improved shopping environment for its customers.” Any business within the Ameren Missouri Electric Service Territory is eligible to participate in the BizSavers Program.

PARKWAY ONE OF THREE MISSOURI DISTRICTS ON COLLEGE BOARD’S AP DISTRICT HONOR ROLL Parkway is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the Eighth Annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the honor roll, Parkway had to increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement course since 2015, while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP exam scores of three or higher. Parkway was one of only three districts in Missouri to receive this honor. In 2017, more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement or both, and/or consideration in the admissions process. Inclusion in the annual AP District Honor Roll is based on a review of three years of AP data, from 2015 to 2017, looking at 38 AP exams, including world language and culture.

CHESTERFIELD TO HOST FUTURE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS AIR SHOWS Organizers of the annual Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo announced the event will return to the Chesterfield-based airport in both 2018 and 2019. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the F/A-18 Hornet, which was made in St. Louis. This year's air show will be held October 13-14. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will join the 2019 event to be held September 7-8. All tickets to the air shows will be sold online; visit Spirit-AirShow.com for details. Previous air shows were held in Chesterfield during 2014 and 2016.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT VB Chocolate Bar. Photo by Kristen Hendricks Photography.

MEET THREE LOCAL CHOCOLATE MAKERS THE SECRET IS IN THE SMALL BATCHES ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

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CHOCOLATE AND VALENTINE'S DAY GO HAND IN HAND. But have you ever thought about what you'd do if you had access to scrumptious chocolate 365 days a year? Three area chocolatiers face this happy dilemma every day. CHOCOLATE CUBED Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company is an award-winning business that originated in St. Louis. Before its opening in 1981, the founder spent years training with the finest candymakers across the United States. Some of the recipes used today were passed down from candymaker to candymaker, dating back to 1904. Tyler Tschannen owns the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate franchise at 1743 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield, as well as two stores in Illinois at Edwardsville and Shiloh, along with his brothers Eric and Austin. While Tyler says he's always been a fan of sweets, it was the quality of the chocolate that attracted him to this business. "It’s a locally made product that supports what we believe in: supporting local," he says. "It doesn’t hurt that I get to play in chocolate each day." He adds that their products are all-natural, fair-trade chocolates. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate offers corporate gifts. However, Tyler promises that given enough time, they can create other, unique products for any occasion. The brothers also plan a fresh offering of chocolate covered strawberries, made fresh daily in their stores. One of the funniest, and most notable, stories someone told Tyler about chocolate was that it saved a marriage. "A man would buy his wife a small box every few weeks and take them home for her," he says. "He may, or may not, have forgotten their anniversary, and happened to walk in with a box of strawberries that day. He came up the next day, and let me know how lucky he was." Tyler declines to share how much chocolate he consumes. "My brothers will read this, so no comment," he says, with a grin.

Photo courtesy of Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company.

Photo courtesy of Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company.

"I think people associate chocolate with happy times from their childhood. It takes them back to when life was simple. That, plus it tastes delicious!" —Tyler Tschannen, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate franchise owner

BELIEF IN POWER OF CHOCOLATE AUTHENTICITY Conor VanBuskirk already owned a chocolate franchise in 2004 when the itch to create customized chocolates took hold. After securing recipe books and becoming obsessed with combining various flavors, Conor realized he had the makings of a new type of chocolate experience. VB Chocolate Bar was launched in 2012. Now it's a thriving business at 5326 Highway N in downtown Cottleville. "We’re collaborating with local businesses to create special confections that represent both fun and creativity," Conor says. "We’re sourcing our ingredients from all over, starting with things such as handpicked CONTINUED >

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peaches from Hermans Farm Orchard, and ranging to a special whiskey from Michigan. And we're serving our customers with high-quality chocolate, pastries, ice cream, cocktails and craft beer." Conor always enjoyed a Snickers or Reese's but says he was only into chocolate on a basic level. "Growing up in Elsah, Illinois, I didn't have access to what is considered 'good' chocolate," he says. "I ate way more ice cream because my dad managed a college cafeteria, and sometimes brought home 5-gallon containers of Prairie Farms ice cream. I would go nuts for ice cream!" He explains chocolate wasn't prevalent in his life until he met his wife, and her mother introduced him to it via her jobs at candy stores. Everything at VB Chocolate Bar is handmade, right on-site. "If it's in a VB's box or pint, I made it here in Cottleville and created the recipe, from our truffles, to our ice cream to our drinking chocolates, down to our marshmallows and pop tarts," he says. Because they are a small operation, they stay nimble and can experiment. A new development Conor says he's excited about is their bean to bar  collaborations with Coma Coffee in Brentwood and the STL food blog We Eat Stuff.

"Chocolate appeals to so many people because it's romantic, creative, delicious and in its infancy in the United States — just like craft beer and third wave coffee. Chocolate's got so much room for creativity." —Conor VanBuskirk, VB Chocolate Bar owner

ARTISAN CHOCOLATE GROWN LOCALLY Rick Jordan Chocolatier is St. Louis' first chocolatier who was given the honor of Top 10 Chocolatier in North America by Dessert Professional magazine. He says the "alchemy of chocolate making" is part art, part science. Rick's bold and inventive flavor combinations are complemented by making artisan chocolates from the bean. He even grows his

Photo courtesy of Rick Jordan Chocolatier.

own cacao plants indoors. "We control the entire process from roasting, grinding and refining the cacao beans to craft our beautiful house chocolate," he says. Many RJC customers indicate these St. Louis-based craft chocolates are better than the ones they've had and coveted in France. No doubt Rick incorporates his own French flair in his chocolates after training in Paris with a man he references as a "chocolate god." In Chesterfield, RJC products can be purchased at The Smokehouse Market. RJC items also are found at Frisella Nursery, Palm Health, Larder & Cupboard, Sugar Cubed, Socials Cafe, Solera and Cahokia Mounds. They are preservative-free. Look for RJC's new packaging, starting with the honey foam. Rick says the next on-deck item for relaunching will be the English toffee. RJC's chocolate sculptures also keep people smiling. 20

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" You have about 2 degrees of forgiveness with chocolate before you can't do anything with it." —Rick Jordan, Rick Jordan Chocolatier owner


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The Shack Chesterfield 14810 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.220.9367 EatAtShack.com Shack Breakfast and Lunch serves up fun and delicious dishes that you won't find anywhere else. From your traditional eggs, hash, toast and protein to burritos that can "Make a Grown Cry" to those boozy cocktails that other places only serve on weekends, Shack has got everyone covered, seven days a week until 2 p.m. Want more? Shack also offers private event space after hours to make your parties a little more fun. When you're visiting the Shack, they hope you all enjoy the same feeling they have they smell bacon, hot syrup or freshly brewed coffee. It's that feeling of waking up to a new day and having the opportunity to make better what went wrong yesterday. That's why the mornings are so good. That's why "WE put the Good in Good Morning!" Enjoy!

FOOD & DRINK

BEST BAKERY/DESSERT

McArthur's Bakery Cafe Four locations: 13700 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63017; 158 Long Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005; 3055 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63125; 210 N. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122 314.894.0900 McArthurs.com McArthur’s Bakery Café is one of St. Louis’ iconic names when you think about bakeries and sweet treats. McArthur's has been producing traditional bakery goods such as cakes, donuts, gooey butter cakes, pies, petit fours, stollens and seasonal holiday items for 60 years, using age-old recipes and techniques. It also has a wide selection of European pastries, gourmet cupcakes and cheesecakes. Today, McArthur’s Bakery is embarking on its next reinvention as McArthur’s Bakery Café with the addition of fresh, casual food items. The addition of the new items, the conversion into cozy neighborhood cafes and the addition of more locations  will assure the McArthur’s name will continue to be associated with the bakery heritage of St. Louis. As the years have passed and generations of customers have entered through its doors, St. Louis families continue to choose McArthur’s Bakery Café’s products to be part of their celebrations and traditions.  24

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BEST BREAKFAST/BRUNCH


BEST FINE DINING

Annie Gunn's Restaurant 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.532.7684 AnnieGunns.com Since 1937—once nestled in the middle of cornfields— stands the Smokehouse Market. An unpretentious structure, reminiscent of its days as the market for the surrounding Chesterfield area, the store now houses one of St. Louis's most celebrated restaurants, Annie Gunn's. Within its walls, chef Lou Rook  III works his magic, creating irresistible cuisine with a sophisticated country life accent. In keeping with the concept of "foods and wines inspired by the richness of country life," Rook uses the best ingredients and the traditions that are most appropriate to them and imbues them with his own talented creative spin within the rhythm of the seasons.  The restaurant's passion for wine is an integral part of the Annie Gunn's tradition.  Every major wine-producing region is represented in the cellar. In 2014, for the 12th consecutive year, Wine Spectator awarded Annie Gunn's wine list its coveted Best of Award of Excellence. 

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Bar Louie 103 Chesterfield Valley Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.812.4280 BarLouie.com Founded in downtown Chicago in 1990, and headquartered in Addison, Texas, Bar Louie is an award-winning collection of neighborhood bars with a lively, social atmosphere. With 129 locations across the United States, Bar Louie is on an aggressive growth pace through both franchise and corporate openings. Known for its signature individually crafted martinis and cocktails, Bar Louie also features a scratch menu of shareable plates, burgers and sandwiches served every day until close.

BEST CASUAL DINING BEST COFFEE HOUSE

Kaldi's Coffee 17211 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.536.6624 KaldisCoffee.com

Joey B's Food & Drink 14445 Manchester Road, Manchester, MO 63011 636.527.5639 JoeyBsManchester.com The roots of the Gianino's Family of Restaurants begins in the past century when Frank Gianino established his popu-

In 1994, Kaldi’s Coffee first opened its doors in St.

lar eatery Valencia's on Delmar. In the process of serving his

Louis’ DeMun neighborhood. Since then, they've been

patrons Old World Italian favorites, Frank began a tradition of

dedicated to creating memorable coffee experiences

good food and good service that is continued today through

wherever our coffee is served.

the Gianino's Family of Restaurants.

Kaldi’s Coffee specializes in sustainably sourcing and

Joey B's on the Hill, captained by Joey Barczewski, brings

roasting the finest coffees in the world. Kaldi's brings the

the Gianino family tradition to the heart of fine Italian food in St.

best products to those new to coffee and enthusiasts

Louis. In 2012, a Joey B's location opened in Concord Plaza at

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Lindbergh and Baptist Chruch Road in South County.

tial. Whether traveling to far-away coffee farms, winning

At Joey B's, guests will find the "Blue Plate Special" just like the

barista competitions, hand-roasting and hand-brewing

other Ginanio's inspired restaurants as well as steak and chicken

coffee or supporting the communities they're a part of,

entrees. Classic St. Louis-style pizza covered in Provel is available

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in addition to specialty pizza.

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WE DID IT! READERS’

CHOICE

THANKS TO OUR CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY, BOTH OF OUR TEAMS HAVE BEEN VOTED READERS’ CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR 2017!

2017

FROM THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE REALTY PARTNERS TEAM AND THE KATHY HELBIG GROUP I want to sincerely thank all of Chesterfield for helping us win this year’s readers choice award! While the award is truly an honor the real privilege is serving our community every day. We intentionally treat every one of our clients to the best real estate "Experience" in the region, and are so excited to see what 2018 will bring. Whether you are preparing to buy or sell a home, give us a chance to show you what all of the voters already know...when you work with The Experience you can Expect to be Moved!

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WE ARE SO THRILLED TO BE VOTED THE BEST OF CHESTERFIELD! We make it our mission every day to serve our region and bring the absolute best service possible for all of our clients and their families. Being “powered by” Gershman Mortgage, one of the areas most trusted names in lending, means we are able to bring decades of experience and state of the art processes to everything we do. We hope to live up to this honor every day and bring the best service in the Midwest! If you’re about to make a move, are ready to refinance your home, or are looking for help in any part of the home lending process don’t hesitate to call. My team and I can’t wait to show you what the rest of Chesterfield already knows!

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» BEST SPORTS BAR Circle 7 Ranch

14412 Clayton Road, Ballwin MO 63011 636.220.9707 Circle7Ranch.com Circle 7 Ranch, the newest project from the Lounge Concepts team of Buddy Coy and Pete Ferretti, is a taphouse and grill located in the new Ballwin Grove shopping plaza (near the intersection of Schoettler and Clayton Roads). As part of Circle 7 Ranch's fresh adaptation on the classic sports bar model, it will be the first venue in Missouri to offer personal table taps that allow guests to pour their own ice-cold draft beers at their tables. The dining experience at Circle 7 Ranch features homemade recipes, signature dishes, clever appetizers, fresh salads, hearty soups, delicious sandwiches and top-notch burgers. The menu's modern American classics highlight specialty burgers as well as build-your-own, a la carte options, grandma-style apple and peach dumplings, shareable servings of fresh mixed berry cobbler and oversized, right-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies and brownies, created by chef William “BJ” Baker. Coy and Ferretti wanted the venue to reflect its concept: a new bar and grill with a "reclaimed soul." P

» BEST PIZZA

Dewey's Pizza 1312 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville, MO 63011 636.227.3400                                                                                                      DeweysPizza.com Dewey’s is such a unique restaurant that it’ll blow any gourmet pizza fan away. From dough delivered fresh every day to unbeatable team service, Dewey's won’t cease to change your opinion of how pizza should be done. Dewey’s believes in teamwork, hospitality, staff development and efficiency in produc-

» BEST WINERY/WINE BAR

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

they are the core of Dewey's is as a company. Everything is just done right. Dewey's trains its staff to know the why’s behind

1146 Town and Country Crossing Drive,

everything they do. They aren’t just blindly following orders, but

Town and Country, MO 63017

know that every step they take has a purpose.

636.489.0059 CHWinery.com Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. Cooper’s Hawk understands that great wines begin in the vineyard. They travel the globe looking for the very best grapes and when they're particularly impressed, whether it be in Chile, France, California or Washington, work with the winegrower to begin crafting their wine. Cooper's Hawk's winemaker nurtures each wine according to its individual needs to craft the best wine possible. It’s this philosophy that has led to hundreds of national and international awards. Tasting rooms embrace the rich experience of Napa, providing guests the opportunity to explore and expand their palates and enrich their wine journey. High-end decanters, wine accessories and gifts, along with a gourmet food line, allow guests to live the Cooper’s Hawk lifestyle at home.

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tion. Each of these is actively seen in day-to-day operations as

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Dewey's is so honored to know that all of their hard work and dedication was recognized by the community with this award and they hope that it will bring in even more St. Louisans who haven’t had the chance to dine at Dewey’s Pizza.


BEST COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGEON

St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery 17300 N. Outer 40 Road, #300, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.530.6161 STLCosmeticSurgery.com

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There are several plastic surgeons in St. Louis to choose from, but few have the experience, credentials or artistic talents of St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery's team of board-certified plastic surgeons. People from Southern Illinois, Missouri and surrounding areas appreciate these highly qualified professionals possess more than 85 years of combined experience and are well-established leaders in both the medical and local communities. For more than 35 years, the team of knowledgeable surgeons has continued to set the standards of excellence for cosmetic procedures in the local community and beyond. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, each of the four plastic surgeons—Drs. William H. Huffaker, Herluf G. Lund Jr., Christian A. Prada and Charles Nathan—has achieved noteworthy accomplishments through training and education and continues to serve in outside professional organizations, as well.

BEST EYE DOCTOR/OPTICIAN

Clarkson Eyecare Two locations: 1729 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017; 17249 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

636.733.0090, 636.787.7000                                                                                      ClarksonEyecare.com Clarkson optometrists offer the most comprehensive medical eye exam available. More than just prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses, Clarkson's eye doctors can diagnose and treat medical eye conditions too. Stop by your local office and choose from the latest collection of eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses. Interested in LASIK? Get scheduled for a free consultation located in Clarkson's very own LASIK center right here in Chesterfield Valley!

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

West County Dermatology 1001 Chesterfield Parkway E., #201, Chesterfield, MO 63017 MEDICAL

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

636.532.2422                                                                                                     WestCoDerm.com Not all clinics are created equal. And when it comes to the health and

The Joint Chiropractic

overall appearance of your skin, you want the expertise of board-certi-

1636 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

fied dermatologists like those at West County Dermatology.

636.536.4200

The practice’s board-certified dermatologists, Drs. Emily

TheJoint.com

M. Beck, Wayne A. Breer, Susan A. Blattel, Pooja Dorward and

The Joint Chiropractic is the nation's largest network of noninsur-

Daniel S. Ring, and nurse practitioner Gina Indelgato have a com-

ance, private pay chiropractic health care clinics in the United States.

bined 70+ years of experience practicing medical dermatology.

The clinic consists of a consumer-friendly chiropractic clinic with indi-

Each has received training at Washington University in St. Louis.

vidually selected licensed chiropractors that deliver quality pain relief

Additionally, Breer is board-certified in dermatopathology.

and preventative care to the highest standards. Doctors at The Joint

The physicians at West County Dermatology specialize in

Chesterfield have more than 25 years of combined experience. Their

the surgical removal of benign and cancerous skin lesions, laser

mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable

treatment of psoriasis, allergy patch testing for evaluation of con-

chiropractic care. You can walk in whenever the clinic is open and be

tact dermatitis and treatment of excessive sweating, including

seen by one of the licensed chiropractors whenever it’s convenient

the miraDry system for long-lasting sweat reduction. The proven

for you, even new patients. It is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to

cosmetic procedures include chemical peels, laser hair reduction,

7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

laser treatment for facial veins, Botox, Xeomin and a variety of fillers

Whether you are familiar with chiropractic care or this is your first

for wrinkles. The medical-grade cosmeceutical brands improve

time, you can expect your visit to The Joint-Chesterfield to be new

and protect the skin’s tone, texture, and volume with products

and different from any health care experience you’ve had before—

from Colorescience, EltaMD, iS CLINICAL, MD Complete, Obagi,

oerhaps even life-changing. For more information, call or stop in.

Revision, SkinCeuticals and Skin Medica.

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The Face & The Body Spa & Salon 1715 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

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636.532.2500 FaceAndBodySpa.com The Face & The Body is a full-service spa, salon and medispa. Services include rejuvenating facials, therapeutic massages, up-todate hair services and nails. Medispa services include injectibles such as Botox, Kybella, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure and Volbella. These services are performed by trained and skilled registered nurses. Laser hair removal is available and trained and certified laser techs perform all laser services. The latest addition, Coolsculpting, a body contouring treatment by freezing fat cells away, is available at the Brentwood location. Consultations for any medispa services are complimentary. The medical director oversees all medispa services.

BEST DENTIST

Clarkson Dental Group Scott C. Mahlin, DDS, FAGD, FICOI 1748 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.537.0065                                                                                               ClarksonDentalGroup.com Exceptional dental care with a personal touch. Clarkson Dental Group has been providing state-of-the-art dental care to St. Louis and West County residents for more than 25 years. Dr. Scott Mahlin and the staff at Clarkson Dental Group are dedicated to providing exceptional preventative, implant and cosmetic dental care in a pleasant and relaxed setting. Clarkson Dental Group is a small dental practice, by design.  Mahlin and his team cater to patients who expect an exceptional patient experience with top-quality dental care and personalized attention. He and his staff take care to get to know their patients individually, spending as much time as needed to address all dental concerns and ensure positive results. If you’re looking for compassionate dental care in an environment that feels like home, look no further than Clarkson Dental Group. Through excellence in dentistry and quality relationships, they make a positive contribution to the oral health, happiness and self-esteem of all they serve.  

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

St Louis Pediatric Associates Inc. 226 S. Woods Mill Road, Suite 32 W., Chesterfield, MO 63017 314.576.1616 STLPeds.com In 1980, Dr. George Sato and his son, Dr. Richard Sato, founded St.

BEST HOSPITAL/MEDICAL CENTER

Mercy Hospital

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Louis Pediatric Associates, an independently owned practice on the campus of St. Luke's Hospital. Over the past 37 years, as medicine has grown and evolved, so has the practice. Currently, the practice has

615 S. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141

nine board-certified pediatricians: Drs. Juanita Polito Colvin, Joseph

314.251.6000

Goldenberg, Thomas McKinney, Denise Kung, Laquita Graham, Alan

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Skoultchi, Julia Mayer, Laura Hartman and Kora Felsch. These doctors

Mercy Hospital St. Louis, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

have many years of experience, and several physicians have interests

Services five-star hospital, is the second-largest hospital in metropol-

and expertise in specialty areas, including gastroenterology, infectious

itan St. Louis and one of the nation’s largest Catholic hospitals. Mercy

disease, orthopedics and rheumatology. Many also serve as teachers/

provides critical health services, including the region’s only burn cen-

mentors to medical students and pediatric residents at Washington

ter, St. Louis County’s only Level I trauma center and children’s hospi-

University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

tal–Mercy Children’s Hospital–with a Level III neonatal intensive care

St Louis Pediatric Associates strives to provide quality, comprehensive

unit and a pediatric intensive care unit. Mercy also offers the only

care to all children from birth through graduation from high school. They

heart and vascular hospital in the region and comprehensive cancer

believe in continuity of care and the strong bond that forms between

services. Recognized for maternity care, more mothers choose to

pediatrician and family over the years and hope St. Louis Pediatric

give birth at Mercy than at any other hospital in Missouri.

Associates can continue to grow and evolve over the next 37 years.

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HOME & DESIGN

BEST HOMEBUILDER

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Lombardo Homes 2299 Technology Drive, Suite 150, O’Fallon, MO 63368 636.265.2710 LombardoHomes.com Lombardo Homes specializes in building new construction homes and custom homes to fit any lifestyle. The company is driven by the desire to make its customers’ dream home a reality. That’s why they work closely with homebuyers to understand their needs and design a home that reflects who they are and what they love. Lombardo Homes has a growing number of new home communities in the metropolitan area, including homes for sale in Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, Cottleville, Wentzville, Chesterfield and Richmond Heights. Cranbrook Custom Homes by Lombardo and Anywhere Lombardo build-on-your-lot program offer opportunities for people looking for a full custom home experience or to build on the lot of their dreams. A vast portfolio of homes and communities, commitment to a superb homebuilding experience and passion for complete customer satisfaction makes Lombardo Homes the premier builder of new homes in St. Louis.

BEST HOME DECOR & FURNISHINGS

HomeGoods 1256 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country, MO 63017 636.527.0513 HomeGoods.com HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an ever-changing selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world at prices generally 20-60 percent below department and specialty store regular prices  on comparable merchandise every day. HomeGoods has  a passion for unique and beautiful finds. Buyers are determined to bring you the best values in home fashions, so you can always find something you adore. They travel the globe, searching for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted merchandise; offer high-end designer goods found in department stores and specialty stores at  significant savings  every day; receive  new shipments every week; and  have  every style for every room, all under one roof!

BEST HOME ROOFING/EXTERIOR/ WINDOW/DOORS BEST HOME FINANCE AND MORTGAGE SERVICE

Ferguson Roofing 5814 Garfield Ave., St. Louis, MO 63134

The Strick Group Powered by Gershman Mortgage

314.521.6917

16253 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 400, Chesterfield, MO 63017

business. Since opening in 1939, it has grown from a small residential

314.889.0652

roofing company to an organization that services both residential and

TheStrickGroup.com

commercial customers with roofing and other exterior services like

FergusonRoofing.com Ferguson Roofing is a third-generation family-owned and -operated

The Strick Group, powered by Gershman Mortgage is one of the

siding, gutters and windows. They are honored to receive this award

region's fastest-growing mortgage teams. Founded by Stephen Strick,

from Chesterfield Lifestyle magazine and the Chesterfield community!

the group puts a strong emphasis on making the lending process easy for

Ferguson Roofing is certified by leading product manufactur-

all of their clients. This is achieved by Steve's team of diverse experts who

ers, maintains an A+ rating with the BBB and is an active mem-

each bring unique skillsets and best practices to every loan they create.

ber in organizations like the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce,

With a backing from Gershman Mortgage, a family-owned St.

the Roofing & Siding Contractors Alliance and Midwest Roofing

Louis based business, The Strick Group can tap resources devel-

Contractors Association. They pride themselves on being a local,

oped over 60 years in the area. They've carried that experience over

reliable resource in the greater St. Louis area.

and built a reputation for unsurpassed service and expertise in both residential and commercial financing.

In addition to expanding the services they offer, Ferguson Roofing has increased their philanthropic efforts in the community

The Strick Group is also passionately committed to customer service,

as well. Over the next year, they will be embarking on their 80 on 80

living by the motto "our client's always come first!" It's this commitment

campaign which is dedicated to committing eighty acts of goodwill

to helping others that drives everything Steve and the team do, and

in the area in celebration of their 80th year in business. Details of

what keeps clients coming back and referring friends and family.

this sweeping campaign to be announced soon!

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BEST POOL BUILDER/LANDSCAPER

Frisella Nursery 550 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341 636.798.2555 FrisellaNursery.com From humble beginnings as a family-owned plant nursery in North County, Frisella Nursery has grown into St. Louis's premier full-service outdoor contractor over the last 65 years. The award-winning landscape design and build company is now headquartered out of its 30-acre garden center, gift shop and cafe in Defiance. Frisella Nursery serves the St. Louis and surrounding areas with unique outdoor solutions and continues to be regarded for its deep knowledge of plants and their place in landscape design. Customers will quickly find their expertise extends far beyond plants, however. They work with other specialists to create unique and functional outdoor living environments such as kitchens, natural pools, pool surrounds, stone fireplaces, driveways, waterfalls and more. The company’s unique ability to show customers all that can be done to create the outdoor space of their dreams is what sets Frisella Nursery apart.

BEST KITCHEN & BATH REMODELER

Signature Kitchen & Bath Three locations: 14208 Manchester Road, Manchester, MO 63011; 9701 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63119; 4067 N. St Peters Parkway, St Peters, MO 63304 636.230.6400, 636.720.0451, 636.926.2414 SignatureKB.com Signature Kitchen & Bath has been serving the St. Louis area with stunning bathroom and kitchen remodels for more than 40 years. Signature's mission is to improve the quality of customer’s lives by providing beautiful and functional designs for their home. Experienced designers will meet with you to get an idea of the vision you have for your project. From there, they will create a design based on your meeting. Customers should be able to get a feel for the service they will be receiving with the company before incurring any costs. Signature Kitchen & Bath works with numerous manufacturers and vendors to give customers a wide variety of products lines to choose from. The company takes great pride in the quality of work it provides clients. Whether you want to remodel your space completely or just need a few updates, Signature Kitchen &  Bath has the solution for you. Visit one of the three showrooms to view extensive kitchen and bathroom displays or contact the company to schedule your complimentary design consultation!

BEST REALTOR

Experience Realty Partners/ Kathy Helbig Group 703 Long Road Crossing, Suite 5, Chesterfield, MO 63005

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Sunshine Drapery and Interior Design

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636.385.5095 ExperienceRealtyPartners.com, KathyHelbigGroup.com Experience Realty Partners is one of St. Louis' premiere realty

11800 Adie Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

teams. Founded by Kathy Helbig, The Experience brings together

314.569.2980

the region's best Realtors, cutting-edge marketing technology and

SunshineDrapery.com

a network of expert vendors to revolutionize the way St. Louis buys

Sunshine Drapery and Interior Design has been serving the St.

and sells homes. With more than 70 million in closings in 2017 alone,

Louis metropolitan area for almost 50 years. It offers custom win-

thousands of families have put their trust in The Experience to help

dow treatments including draperies, valances, shutters, blinds and

them navigate the waters of the real estate market.

shades. It also offers custom bedding, pillows and reupholstery. One

Built on a unique balance of a boutique office and large-firm

of the company's talented decorators will come to your home or busi-

technological and people resources, The Experience has found a

ness and work with you. Each decorator carries a wide assortment

niche like no other group in Missouri. The entire company works

of fabrics and samples as well as an iPad to help each customer

together to create a seamless transition for homeowners, saving

visualize and make decisions. All appointments are complimentary

headaches and giving a competitive advantage in the sales pro-

any day, evening or weekend. To schedule an appointment, custom-

cess. This uncommon approach is what helps Kathy and the team

ers may call, click on the contact form on the website or visit one of

continue to deliver on their promise, "Work with The Experience

the beautiful showrooms in Chesterfield Valley or Sunset Hills Plaza.

and Expect to be Moved!"

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» BEST BANK/CREDIT UNION

First Community Credit Union 7151 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.728.3333

SERVICE & RETAIL

FirstCommunity.com

Bryan Cave LLP

assets serving all of St. Louis County, St. Louis

» BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM 211 North Broadway, Suite 3600, St. Louis, MO 63102 314.259.2000 BryanCave.com Bryan Cave is a global law firm with more than 900 highly skilled lawyers in 26 offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm represents publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, emerging companies, nonprofit and community organizations, government entities, and individuals. With a foundation based on enduring client relationships, deep and diverse legal experience, industry-shaping innovation and a collaborative culture, Bryan Cave’s transaction, litigation and regulatory practices serve clients in key business and financial markets. Bryan Cave’s largest office is located in St. Louis, the city in which the firm was founded in 1873. The firm's attorneys have a long tradition of representing the large, international companies located in and around St. Louis. Currently, the office is home to more than 245 lawyers who continue to assist sophisticated corporate clients in virtually all substantive areas of law.

» BEST AUTO DEALER

Bommarito Automotive Group Multiple Locations Bommarito.com Bommarito Automotive Group has been serving the St. Louis area since 1971.

First Community has nearly $2.5 billion in City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. It is  the largest credit union in Missouri and among  the top 10 financial institutions in the region. Membership continues to grow as First Community fulfills its mission to provide quality products and affordable financial services for more than  80 years. Glenn Barks, native St. Louisan, is president and CEO and has been with First Community more than 30 years. First Community strives to keep on the cutting-edge of banking technology and is proud to provide members with innovative products like first-time homebuyer loan and mobile banking with remote deposit capture. The professional staff has years of experience in all-things financial. Yet, when you visit a branch, you will find that they are friendly and courteous, and will make you feel right at home. First Community has  nearly 300,000 members and is  proud to call Chesterfield home!

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Bommarito is proud to be Missouri's No. 1 automotive dealer group. Bommarito Automotive Group treats the needs of each customer with paramount concern. The group knows you have high expectations and, as a car dealer, enjoys the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards every time. Allow them to demonstrate their commitment to excellence! With 20 franchises with locations in every neighborhood and nine pre-owned centers, there can only be one No. 1. 

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» BEST FITNESS CENTER/HEALTH CLUB Life Time Fitness

3058 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.227.0200 Lifetime.Life Life Time, the nation’s only Healthy Way of Life brand, works diligently to transform the healthy living landscape in St. Louis with its Life Time West County location. Since its opening nearly 10 years ago in June 2008, this 112,110-square-foot Life Time West County footprint has truly delivered an unparalleled athletic resort experience like none other in the country. The health club features everything members of any age could dream of in the areas of healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment, as well as a personalized approach to health and wellness, including a two-story club with multiple, luxurious studios designed for cycle, large group training, yoga and Pilates, functional strength training spaces, full-sized basketball and volleyball courts, an indoor rock wall space, indoor aquatic center, fast-service LifeCafe restaurant, a full-service LifeSpa salon and spa, and Kids Academy. The destination also hosts an outdoor aquatic oasis featuring leisure, lap and whirlpools, water slides, and an outdoor bistro and lounge seating resort experience.

» BEST FINANCIAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT ADVISOR Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC

» BEST DOG CARE/GROOMER Kennelwood Pet Resorts

4 Clarkson/Wilson Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 314.429.2100 Kennelwood.com Kennelwood Pet Resorts has been proudly serving the greater St. Louis area since 1974. Seven convenient locations offer St. Louis pets the very best in boarding, grooming, day camp, training and pet photography. Kennelwood also offers specialized pet care services such as the exclu-

12231 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131

sive SHED-X treatments, Invisible Fence Brand

314.966.3400

Pet Containment Solutions and home pickup and

PFAClient.com

delivery options. Kennelwood Pet Resorts knows

Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC  provide comprehensive wealth man-

how important it is to find the right caregiver for

agement services for clients. They utilize a team approach in analyzing and

your pet. You want to know that your pet is safe,

planning a client’s investment portfolio, estate plan, cash flow, income tax

comfortable and cared for just like they are at home.

planning and retirement goals. All recommendations are based solely on

Kennelwood understands that and take great pride

your specific needs, circumstances and goals. Paradigm Financial Advisors

in its professional staff, ongoing staff educational

LLC serves clients in a fiduciary capacity and pledges to act in clients’ best

and training programs, and 24/7 care, 365 days a

interest at all times. Assets are managed in a prudent, disciplined fashion

year. Let Kennelwood Pet Resorts show you the

with emphasis placed on risk management, low cost and consistent results.

difference in pet care services.

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Genovese Jewelers 12460 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141 314.878.6203 GenoveseJewelers.com Genovese Jewelers has provided exceptional value to customers with high-quality diamonds, designer jewelry, outstanding service and extraordinary value since 1981. Genovese's  mission is to make every customer a friend through a passion for beautiful, handcrafted jewelry and focused service excellence. As one of the largest jewelers in the country, Genovese offers an unparalleled selection of diamonds and gems, fine and fashion jewelry, as well as in-house custom jewelry artisans for customers seeking one-of-a-kind creations or repair services. Genovese takes great pride in knowing

» BEST LOCAL RETAILER Target

Two locations: 40 THF Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005;  1272

that customers’ five-star experience begins the moment

Town And Country Crossing Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017

they visit, view Genovese's collections and engage one of

636.536.6207, 636.591.0234

the knowledgeable and helpful jewelry consultants.

Target.com Target's mission is to make Target the preferred shopping

» BEST SALON/DAY SPA Studio 703

703 Long Road Crossing Drive, Suite 3, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.536.6770 Studio703.com Studio 703 was established in 2005 with the goal to bring a different culture to Chesterfield for salon choices. It is a noticeable vibe of fun, laughter, family and friends when you walk in the door. The trendy and clean decor is welcoming and comfortable for everyone. Studio 703 only uses the best products, European color and vegan shampoos for all services and to fit every budget. The salon's beauty team is the No. 1 choice for weddings and extensions, and this team can travel to you as well. Offering all hair and makeup in salon at two locations, Studio 703 can now say it is all of its neighbors' favorite.

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destination for guests by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and an exceptional guest experience by consistently fulfilling the Expect More. Pay Less. brand promise. Target is guided by commitments to great value, the community, diversity and the environment.  Target Corporation serves guests in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. The retailer is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with unique products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.


BEST TRAVEL PLANNER/AGENCY

Travel Leaders Chesterfield 17281 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005 636.778.1081 TravelLeaders.com/StLouisMO With a plethora of online travel services available at the touch of a keyboard, why should you use a travel agent when booking your vacation, girls getaway, family reunion or destination wedding? A local travel agency like Travel Leaders in Chesterfield has a full-time staff of travel specialists who have likely been to most places you’d like to go. They’re real people in your neighborhood who provide expert travel planning and booking at the best possible price. Before, during and after your trip, they’re just a phone call or email away. Unlike online services with no dedicated agents, impossible customer cialists from Travel Leaders Chesterfield will give you peace of mind to relax and assurance that your vacation dollars will be money well spent. 

BEST SPECIALTY BOUTIQUE

Paperdolls Boutique 14418 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 63011 636.527.3655 Paperdolls.Boutique A continual favorite to St. Louis voters, paperdolls boutique hits the mark every time with a hand-picked collection of fashion-forward apparel, jewelry and accessories from the industry's foremost designer labels. The stylish staff can quickly design a look just for you, from pretty in pink to red-hot mama. Outfits for any occasion can be found at many different price points, making this the "it" store for stylish St. Lousians. Stop by to see what the fuss is all about. FAMILY

BEST ENTERTAINMENT VENUE

Fabulous Fox Theatre 527 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis MO 63103 314.534.1111 FabulousFox.com

FA M ILY

service waits and restrictions, the certified travel spe-

The Fabulous Fox Theatre opened in 1929 as one of the crown jewels in William Fox's motion picture empire. The elaborate decor was called Siamese-Byzantine and provided a feast for the eyes with magnificent staircases, jewel-encrusted columns, cloisonné elephants and walls and ceilings adorned with exotic animals. One of its crowning features is a 12-foot diameter, 5,280-pound chandelier. This magnificent restored movie palace has become the center of entertainment for the St. Louis region since its restoration and grand reopening in 1982. The meticulous restoration of the Fox was recognized by The National Trust of Historical Preservation with a 1983 National Trust Honor Award. With programming that ranges from Broadway shows to top concert acts, comedy stars and family productions, the Fox has something for everyone!

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» BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Chesterfield Villas Retirement and Assisted Living Community

14901 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 636.532.9296                                                                                                 DelmarGardens.com Chesterfield Villas, a retirement and assisted living community owned by the Delmar Gardens Family, offers seniors an active lifestyle. Residents enjoy the privacy of a fully equipped luxurious apartment along with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, library, computer lab, styling salon, daily happy hour, complimentary dinner and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Combine these with elegant dining, weekly maid and linen service, and daily scheduled transportation and you have the perfect combination for resortlike retirement living. For loved ones who need a helping hand, Chesterfield Villas offers

» BEST KIDS ACTIVITY/ENTERTAINMENT City Museum

750 N. 16th St., St. Louis, MO 63103 314.231.2489 CityMuseum.org Located in, on top of, under and around the 600,000-square-foot former International Shoe Company, City Museum is a mixture of art installation, funhouse and architecture museum made out of old highway rebar, salvaged bridges, retired construction cranes, miles of old tile and grounded airplanes. It is the brainchild of the late Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur. The museum opened for visitors in 1997. Since then, annual attendance has climbed to more than 800,000. A crew of 20 artisans, most of them long-time collaborators of Cassilly, continue his work.

assisted living. Enjoy all the amenities of retirement, while getting the assistance you need with medication management, three complimentary meals a day, bathing, grooming, nursing staff available around the clock and much more to promote activity and engagement. Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield is conveniently located on the Chesterfield Villas campus for all your skilled nursing and rehabilitation needs. For more than 50 years, thousands of St. Louis families have trusted the Delmar Gardens Family to care for their loved ones for retirement, assisted living, rehabilitation, private duty, home care, medical supplies, respiratory care, wound care, palliative care and hospice.

» BEST VETERINARIAN

Chesterfield Veterinary Center 14161 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO  63017   314.469.1700 ChesterfieldVets.com For more than 30 years  Chesterfield Veterinary Center has offered complete veterinary care to pets and pet owners in Chesterfield  and throughout St. Louis. As a full-service animal hospital, it  is dedicated to providing the best that modern veterinary medicine has to offer by a skilled staff that is professional and courteous. Founded in 1974, Chesterfield Veterinary Center has continually strived to ensure its hospital remains at the cutting edge of veterinary care. In 1997, Dr. James Flasar expanded the hospital to update its resources and expand our care offerings. Then in 2011, the growing practice recognized the need for a more modern facility that would better meet its needs. The new facility has a state-of-the-art surgical suite, updated treatment areas, a comprehensive laboratory, a complete veterinary pharmacy, four large private exam rooms with lift tables for large dogs, a welcoming and comfortable boarding area, and more.

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LOCALS ONLY ARTICLE KATHLEEN KAISER

DINNER AND A MOVIE STAR JOHN BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL & MIZZOU ALUM JON HAMM TAKES ON LEAD ROLE IN UPCOMING BLEEKER STREET FILM, 'NOSTALGIA'

COOPER'S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT 1146 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country, MO 63017 636.489.0059 

Wild Mushroom-Crusted Chicken This dish is the ultimate in comfort food. It’s all about the crust. It blends crimini, shiitake and porcini mushrooms with butter, breadcrumbs, herbs and white truffle.  The crust is roasted over an

Handcrafted wines and a casual dining atmosphere make Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant a must-ex-

all-natural chicken breast and served on a rich and creamy corn, mushroom and sweet pea risotto.

perience restaurant in Town and Country. Founded by Tim McEnery in 2005, this place speaks to the wine connoisseur in all of us. Whether

Pan-Roasted Barramundi

you are visiting to experience chef Matt McMillin’s

Barramundi is very tender, flaky and flavorful with half the fat and

exquisite American cuisine or are wanting to stop by

calories of wild salmon, making it likely to gain popularity in the

for a true Napa Valley experience in the tasting room,

U.S. The Thai lemongrass sauce is packed with an amazing balance of

an afternoon or evening at Copper’s Hawk Winery &

exotic flavors, started by sautéing garlic, ginger and massaman cur-

Restaurant is one you won’t soon forget.

ry paste, which is a toasted and ground mixture of spices and finely chopped herbs such as coriander, lemongrass, Thai ginger or galan-

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SOMMELIER: Emily Wines

gal and kaffir lime. Coconut milk gives it a rich, creamy texture, then

CHEF: Matt McMillin

the sauce is finished with fresh-squeezed lemon and fish sauce.

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ST. LOUIS HAS CREATED MANY AN ARTIST IN ITS LAST 150+

dreams of stardom in his head, but securing a career in television or film

YEARS, BUT FEW AS RENOWNED FOR ROLES IN BOTH TELE-

took more than three years. Once he secured a few smaller roles for the

VISION AND FILM AS THE MAD MAN HIMSELF, JON HAMM.

small screen, he eventually landed a small role for the big screen as well,

Born and raised in St. Louis, Hamm is an alumnus of not only

playing Young Pilot #2 in Clint Eastwood’s "Space Cowboys" in 2000.

John Burroughs High School but also the University of Missouri.

Hamm's career and passion for his craft have grown along with

This leading man of both the small and big screens has man-

his star qualities and leading man persona, which have taken him

aged to leave his mark on the entertainment industry, but not

to becoming a two-time Golden Globe winner for his role as Don

before he returned to John Burroughs to teach drama, waiting

Draper. His love for his hometown teams, the St. Louis Blues and the

a few tables at Mizzou and apparently getting denied as many

St. Louis Cardinals, has also paid off; Jon was tapped to narrate the

roles as he was offered along the way.

film about his 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.

Hamm finally secured the role of a lifetime in the AMC drama

As Hamm's star continues to rise, it looks like he will continue his

"Mad Men" as advertising executive Don Draper. He managed to

success predominantly on the big screen in 2018, with pivotal roles

chisel out a big screen repertoire as well with films like Disney’s

in "Off Season," "Tag," "Beirut" and "Nostalgia."

"Million Dollar Arm," "Keeping Up with the Joneses" and one of last year’s best films, "Baby Driver."

"Nostalgia" stars Hamm, Nick Offerman, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, Patton Oswalt and Ellen Burstyn. Directed by Mark Bellington,

Hamm is the first one to admit his life as an actor hasn’t come

and written by Alex Ross Perry and Mark Bellington, "Nostalgia" fol-

easy, even though he did get the bug very early when he was

lows the lives of people connected through loss and examining the

hand-selected in first grade to play Winnie the Pooh. He still had

human process of finding love and solace in the artifacts and mem-

that same acting force within him when, 11 years later, he headed off

ories we share with each other. "Nostalgia" hits theaters on February

to Mizzou on an acting scholarship, securing his bachelor's in 1993.

16, so make sure to catch it at a theater near you.

Losing his mother at the age of 10, and then losing his father almost 10 years later, Hamm took his time before finally deciding to head west.

Kathleen "Kathy" Kaiser is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Associa-

And, like most actors who head for Hollywood, he left the Midwest with

tion and runs MatineeChat.com .

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F E B R U A RY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY: VALENTINE'S DAY 2018 GIFT GUIDE

CASINO NIGHT

at Harpo’s Bar and Grill. Justin Timberlake is slated to headline the Super Bowl halftime show, marking the sing-

Cheer Legendz

er’s third appearance in Super Bowl

Jared The Galleria of Jewelry

The sixth annual Casino Night of

performances. HarposSTL.com

Seeking a memorable gift for Val-

the Chesterfield Chamber of Com-

entine's Day, such as heart-shaped

merce will be an evening of games,

jewelry? Check out Jared's online gift

food and drinks. . Admission: $50

guide or visit the store in the Chester-

per ticket through February 3. Spon-

field Mall for ideas for both men and

sor opportunities offered; the head-

WINGS OF HOPE ANNUAL GALA

women. Jared.com

line sponsor is Crown Vision Cen-

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

ter. For information, call 636.532.3399. 

Chesterfield-based nonprofit Wings

ChesterfieldMOChamber.com

of Hope hosts the Hope Is Where The

1 ART HISTORY WITH MATISSE St. Louis County Library Samuel C. Sachs Branch

Adults can learn about Henri Matisse's art and life in the Samuel C. Sachs

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sports fans right here in Chesterfield

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Heart Is gala, including silent auc-

4 SUPER BOWL LII AT HARPO'S CHESTERFIELD

tion, meal, live auction and dancing. Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian charity whose volunteers helped the world’s poor since 1962. This is the largest fundraiser for the medi-

Harpo's Bar and Grill

cal relief and air transport program.

Branch library's meeting room. Make

The 2018 game takes place in Minne-

For tickets and sponsorships, visit

your own Matisse-inspired work. Reg-

apolis at the U.S. Bank Stadium, but

WingsOfHope.ngo/Gala/Registration.

istration required. SLCL.org

can be watched with fellow, fanatic

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13 SENIOR SEMINAR: INDEPENDENT AND ASSISTED LIVING OPTIONS Chesterfield City Hall Chambers

Learn facts about assisted living options from knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the senior living industry. This event is free. Register at olderadults@chesterfield. mo.us. Chesterfield.MO.US

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Economic Benefits of Landscaping

River City Casino

American stand-up comedian, ac-

For many homeowners, professional landscaping can be a dramatic lifestyle enhancement, but did you know it can provide financial rewards?

tor and country music artist Rodney Carrington will perform two shows—the first routine starts at 7 p.m. and the second at 9:30 p.m.

Landscaping should be considered an investment, not an expense. If properly executed, you should see a return on your landscaping dollars in the following ways: Landscaping increases your home’s value and boasts an average return on investment of 109%.

His comedy acts typically include original songs. He plays to sold-out crowds across the U.S., Canada and Australia. RodneyCarrington.com

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Professionally landscaped properties have curb appeal and appear well-maintained, which helps them sell faster.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE St. Luke's Hospital

Help save a life by donating blood.

Strategically designed landscaping can reduce utility expenses in the summer and winter months.

To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter the sponsor code: SAINTLUKES or call 314.658.2090. This blood drive will

To learn more benefits of professional landscaping, visit frisellanursery.c om/benefits

be held at St. Luke's Hospital, Institute for Health Education, North Medical Office Building, Level 2. 

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Floral

Lighting

Furniture

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business directory CHARITIES & FUNDRAISERS

Voices for Children 314-615-2912 voices-stl.org

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

BounceU - Chesterfield, MO. (636) 532-5867 bounceu.com/chesterfield-mo/ Old Hickory Golf Club (636) 477-8960 oldhickorygc.com   Upper Limits - Chesterfield (314) 991-2516 upperlimits.com/chesterfield/  

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

BESPOKE APPAREL (636) 707-1177 TheBespokeApparel.com TLynn's (636) 536-6300 tlynnsboutique.com  

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING Securus (636) 720-1900 securusnow.com

FOOD & BEVERAGE Harpos In Chesterfield (636) 537-1970 Harposstl.com Naked Vine (636) 536-0711 nakedvine.net  

HEALTH & WELLNESS Chesterfield Jazzercise Fitness Center (636) 552-9910 jazzercise.com

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Legit Fitness & Nutrition (636) 541-4648 trainprimetime.com

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS Lombardo Homes (636) 265-2710 lombardohomes.com

The Scobis Company (636) 530-7545 scobiscompany.com

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

Cocoon (636) 778-0090 cocoonconsignment.com Encore Consignment Gallery (636) 220-9092 furniturehomedecor.com  

HOME SERVICES Hyperion Glass (314) 920-9417 Hyperionglassco.com Storage Masters (636) 323-3130 storagemasters.net  

World Outdoor Emporium (636) 441-9779 woe.rocks

LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE St Louis Motorcars (636) 449-0000 stlmotorcars.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES Ernstrom Spinal Rehab (636) 778-2075 imyourchiro.com

MORTGAGE

Boardwalk Lending (636) 536-6700 Boardwalklending.com The Strick Group Powerd by Gershman Mortgage (314) 889-0652 thestrickgroup.com  

OTHER

Piano Distributors (636) 532-1881 pianodistributors.com/missouri-illinois-locations/chesterfield/

REAL ESTATE

KITCHEN & BATH

Boutique Realty (314) 266-2520 boutiquerealtystl.com Coldwell Banker Gundaker (636) 394-9300 searchweststlouishomes.com   Experience Realty Partners (314) 276-7653 kathyhelbiggroup.com

LANDSCAPING

Style Realty Team (636) 487-9044 stylerealtyteam.com

JEWELRY

Novak Jewelers (636) 227-7225 novakjewelers.com Saettele Jewlers (314) 725-8182 Saettele.com  

Thompson Price (314) 966-8234 Thompsonprice.com Frisella Nursery (636) 798-2555 frisellanursery.com  

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RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Bishop's Post (636) 536-9404 bishopspost.com

SALONS & SPAS

Bella Gente Salon (636) 536-2002 bellagentesalon.com Bello Nails & Spa (636) 686-5356 facebook.com/BelloNailsandSpa/   SkinBe Med Spa (636) 778-7200 skinbemedspa.com  

SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

Stonecrest of Wildwood Senior Living (636) 273-3900 Stonecrestofwildwood.com

SPECIALTY SHOPS

Chesterfield Baseball Cards (636) 532-5595 Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate (636) 537-3300 facebook.com/chocolate3co   Mary Tuttle's (636) 728-0480 Marytuttles.com   Old House in Hog Hollow (314) 469-1019 oldhouseinhoghollow.com   The Great Frame Up (636) 537-3137 ART4STL.com  

TRAVEL & LEISURE

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PARTING THOUGHTS

BEST WAY TO GET PREAPPROVED FOR HOME MORTGAGE LOANS ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON

TIPS FROM THE STRICK GROUP CEO STEVE STRICK

AS SPRING NEARS, MORE PEOPLE BECOME EAGER TO PURCHASE NEW HOMES. But along with the excitement of new homeownership typically comes the anxiety of getting a mortgage. Steve Strick, CEO of The Strick Group Powered by Gershman Mortgage at 16253 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, says he and his staff can help eliminate the guesswork of getting preapproved for such loans. "We take the time to personally educate clients on all of the options available to them," he says. Mortgage preapprovals essentially are promises from lenders that homebuyers are qualified to borrow up to a certain amount of money at a specific interest rate, depending on property appraisals and other variables. Being preapproved also means lenders are confident homebuyers can make the necessary down payment and an income that can sufficiently cover monthly liabilities along with mortgage payments, Steve says. "We can assist you with understanding mortgage-related lingo, as well as what to expect throughout the entire process," he says. As first steps for pre-qualifying or preapproval for home loans, he recommends gathering three major categories of details: 1. Income information, such pay stubs, tax returns and W-2s from the previous two years, as well as documents showing additional sources of income (a second job, overtime, commissions and bonuses, interest and dividend income, social security payments, Veterans Administration and retirement benefits, alimony or child support). 2. Asset information, such as bank account statements, investments or financial gifts from relatives. 3. Personal information, including driver's licenses, passports and social security numbers for a credit check. When ready to make a purchase offer on a home, Steve says both the real estate agent and the seller will want to see a preapproval letter. "Such a document demonstrates your ability to make the purchase, and makes your offer much stronger." Preapprovals for mortgages typically last 90 to 120 days, depending on the lender, and Steve says the renewal process with The Strick Group is very simple.

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