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MAY 2019 PUBLISHER

Kelley Lamm | kelley.lamm@lifestylepubs.com Gordon Montgomery | gordon.montgomery@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Linda Jarrett, Kathleen Kaiser, Julie Brown Patton CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

I've Got the Month of May!

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EVERY YEAR WHEN MAY MAKES ITS WELCOMED RETURN TO OUR CALENDARS, WE CAN’T HELP BUT SING THE LINE FROM THE TEMPTATIONS’ “MY GIRL” THAT GOES, “WHEN IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, I’VE GOT THE MONTH OF MAY.” This month brings with it an abundance of joy—bright blue skies, a rainbow of flowers and, of course, the celebration of mothers on May 12. In this issue, we not only celebrate mothers but we also highlight all the wonderful women in our community and encourage them to embrace their beauty. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to strengthen the connection we have with our mothers, sisters, friends and daughters. From compelling stories to profiles of several women making a difference, the Women’s issue serves to recognize the powerful role women have in our community and beyond. (And don’t worry, gentlemen; you’ll have your moment—stay tuned.)  Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2019

FEATURES 30 Adventure Tribe Retreats Rejuvenating Through Transformational Trips, Yoga and Nature

36 Embrace Your Beauty Celebrating Local Women Nominated for This Month's Lovely Ladies Cover

44 Designing with Soul Kristine Keller with The Design Ltd.

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50 A Mother's Love Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

30 DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

18

Around Town

22 Food & Wine 25 Realty Report 26 Giving Back 30 Travel Destination 44 Artist’s Palette 50 Faith Reflections 56 Inspired By 58 DIY 62 Lifestyle Calendar 66 Trend Setter


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'Envision Chesterfield' Process Underway Chesterfield's existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2009 to detail the city's long-term vision, goals and next steps. Such  plans guide development in organized, efficient  and sustainable manners, and an update process is underway. Part of residents' feedback was captured through an art contest of photos or sketches, with these submissions displayed at City Hall. PHOTOGRAPHY JULIE BROWN PATTON

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1. Sketch from third grader Rutvick Sriperumbudoor | 2. Stephanie Pericich | 3. Sketch from 5-year-old George Lee | 4. Rhonda Tyler | 5. Linda Calliott | 6. Kelly Marino | 7. William Houck | 8. Debbie Mueller | 9. Dean Wolfe | 10. Robert Schmidt 14

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CHESTERFIELD'S PLANAPALOOZA SETS CITY VISION Residents and local business owners recently completed an intense "Planapalooza" participatory, public input process to prepare a Comprehensive Plan that will enhance Chesterfield's future. All events were held in a seven-day presentation/ hands-on workshop between March 27 and April 3.  The process entailed focus group discussions, presentations, an art contest and a Planapalooza studio at City Hall for anyone who couldn't attend scheduled meetings and events to still provide feedback.  Topics included transportation, mobility, parking,  Chesterfield’s downtown, business, the economy, utilities, supporting infrastructure, neighborhoods, housing choices, All Things Green, character and authenticity.

LIGHT OF PARKWAY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

PARKWAY WEST TEACHER RECEIVES COLUMBIA SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION GOLD KEY Parkway

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High

School

Publications

Journalism Adviser Debra Klevens was selected as

Five Parkway School District employees are recip-

a Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)

ients of the 2019 Light of Parkway Award: Cheryl

Gold Key recipient. With the Gold Key, the associ-

Toler, principal’s secretary, Green Trails Elementary;

ation's leaders recognize educators and members

Dennis Schulte, licensed electrician, district facil-

of the professional press primarily for their service

ities; Art Nieto, maintenance generalist, North

to the association. Through their contributions to

High; Mike Keehnast, mail driver, district facili-

CSPA, Gold Key recipients have demonstrated their

ties; and  Darryl Bolden, head custodian, Bellerive

support for excellence in teaching journalism and in

Elementary. The Light of Parkway Award rec-

student press advising. There have only been 902

ognizes the district’s extraordinary operations

recipients of the Gold Key since 1929.

(non-certified) staff members who helped to create a positive and caring environment for the people they serve. The award program honors the memory of Sandy Finch, a former Parkway bus driver known for her exceptionally upbeat attitude and helpful interactions with staff, students and parents. The award for operations staff is made possible by the Parkway Alumni Association's Sandy Finch Light of Parkway Fund. Winners receive $500 from the Parkway Alumni Association. A total of 28 employees were nominated for a 2019 Light of Parkway Award. 

TOUR LOCAL SENIOR LIVING FACILITY Chesterfield representatives periodically host tours of area living facilities so participants can get a better understanding of amenities offered. Interested persons can join a group tour on June 20 to Mari de Villa Senior Living, 13900 Clayton Road, from 10 a.m. to noon. Shuttle buses will be available for trans-

Rockwood

School

District's

ROSE

portation, picking up participants at Chesterfield

Award Patrol  crisscrossed  the district to sur-

City

West.

prise 15 ROSE Award recipients with balloons,

Reservations are required; call 636.812.9500 or email

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school changes they're promoting. Among recipients was Chesterfield-based Donna Dickerson, school cafeteria manager at Kehrs Mill

Elementary.

Districtwide

recipients

were Taylor Decker,  Rockwood Elementary social worker; Brittany Hogan, Rockwood coordinator of education, equity and diversity; Kim Litzau, Partners in Education coordinator; and Cathy Orta, executive director of communication. A ROSE Awards Ceremony will be held May 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton St. Louis in Chesterfield.

2019 SAFETY TOWN SESSIONS Registration is underway for Safety Town, one of the most popular programs hosted by Chesterfield Police Department officers. The program is geared toward youngsters ages 4 to 6 years old.  A series of two-hour Safety Town sessions are offered from June 3 through July 8 at Chesterfield Elementary School, 17700 Wild Horse Creek Road. Contact Officer Chad Meyer at 636.537.6769 or email cmeyer@chesterfield.mo.us. 

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Rooftop Terrace Bar at the Moonrise Hotel


Landmark's TIVOLI Theatre

ECLIPSE RESTAURANT AT THE MOONRISE HOTEL The Eclipse Restaurant is nestled within the ultra-sophisticated Moonrise Hotel and features the finest in contemporary cuisine. At Eclipse, you can enjoy American cuisine with a cosmic flair, produced exclusively with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Plus, don’t miss out on exploring the multitude of cocktail options at Eclipse, which will enlighten your experience—and your palate. And you can’t miss the opportunity to venture upstairs to the Rooftop Terrace Bar or Twilight Room either while visiting, so you can enjoy an exquisite view of the St. Louis skyline, along with the Delmar Loop’s most delicious libations. And once you’ve enjoyed dinner, enjoy the latest in artistic film releases at: LANDMARK’S TIVOLI THEATRE Get ready to stroll just a few blocks west of the Moonrise Hotel  to experience one of the most nostalgic theaters in  St. Louis: Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre.  You can view those artistic film releases you have been wanting to see, along with classic movie releases presented monthly, too.  You will find yourself getting lost in the ambiance of this theater, whether it be purchasing your ticket at the  outside box office  or the feeling you get the minute you step foot in the totally retro lobby. Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre literally takes you back to a time when films were all the rage, and so were the beautiful movie houses in which you viewed them, as the  main auditorium  whisks  you away to yesteryear.  6350 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 1.888.724.6362,  LandmarkTheatres.com/st-louis/tivoli-theatre And as we continue our cosmic journey, May’s must-see movie is: ROCKETMAN Strap in for another out-of-this-world experience at a movie theater near you, as we venture into the life of famed singer/ songwriter/musician Reginald Dwight, ak.a. Elton John (Taron Egerton). This musical biopic takes us through the early years of Elton John’s life  as a prodigy at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Music, and as he begins his illustrious career with fellow musical legend Bernie Taupin. This film is directed by Dexter Fletcher—who also served as the uncredited director and executive producer of 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody—and also  stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Tate Donovan.  Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman hits theaters Friday, May 31. May 2019 | Chesterfield Lifestyle

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT CHESTERFIELD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Chesterfield Village Townhomes

$144,900

$143,000

99%

35

2

1.5

Shenandoah

$264,500

$238,000

90%

99

3

2

Greens of Broadmoor

$259,000

$250,500

97%

231

4

3.5

Greenfield Village

$324,000

$298,000

92%

144

4

2.5

Baywood Villages

$314,000

$300,000

96%

163

3

3

Cedar Springs

$370,000

$349,500

94%

277

3

3

Claymont Lake Estates

$379,000

$357,000

94%

83

4

2.5

Village of Greentrails

$349,900

$360,000

102%

175

4

2.5

Old Clarkson Forest

$369,900

$369,900

100%

46

4

2.5

Walden Pond

$429,000

$407,000

95%

128

4

3.5

Thousand Oaks

$465,000

$410,000

88%

97

4

2.5

Chesterfield Lakes

$499,000

$445,000

89%

6

4

2.5

Nooning Tree

$455,000

$450,000

99%

195

3

3.5

Eagle Ridge

$519,000

$507,200

98%

57

4

3.5

Villas at Westmeade

$534,900

$517,500

97%

24

3

3.5

Kehrs Mill Estates

$585,000

$531,000

91%

92

5

4.5

The Arbors at Kehrs Mill

$689,900

$660,000

96%

88

4

3.5

August Hill

$770,000

$749,500

97%

0

4

3.5

This data is a sampling of sold properties from March 1 - March 31, 2019. Source: MLS system.

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GIVING BACK

ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON PHOTOGRAPHY EMILY ROSE STUDIOS

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MOTHER’S DAY CAN BE A DEEPLY PAINFUL OBSERVATION

The retreat is called Weavings because historically, weaving

FOR THOSE WHO MOURN THE PASSING OF THEIR CHIL-

projects typically were done together in groups, intricately linking

DREN. Resulting emotions can cause gripping, enduring sorrow

and connecting women, physically and emotionally.

that lasts a lifetime. However, healing touches of empathy are com-

Mothers at Weavings have some large group experiences, small

ing this fall through a special event from people and professionals

group discussions, self-care and pampering time, a variety of

who want to help those moms observe their “forever motherhood.”

outlets for expressing emotion as well as time to remember their

Children dying before their parents is one of the most dev-

children and honor their motherhood.

astating losses parents can experience. A BJC Hospice group understands how traumatic these tragedies are, so they offer a supportive event at which mothers  can openly grieve their losses—all within the comfort of other mothers who previously navigated their own personal losses.  Weavings is an annual weekend event open to any mother who has lost their son or daughter due to any cause after birth, not only those who were served by BJC Hospice. The event was launched in 2006. Crying together is allowed—and encouraged! “The retreat is offered at no cost to participants, due to generous individual and corporate donations from the communities we serve,” says  Andrea Tritinger,  BJC Hospice grief support services supervisor.

Sandy Dillon, BJC Hospice bereavement specialist, says Weavings especially provides: + A safe place for mothers to explore and publicly express emotions, share stories about their children and celebrate their motherhood. + A  supportive community with other women who’ve  experienced the death of a child. + A nurturing, nonjudgmental atmosphere in which everyone’s accepted, no matter where they are in their grief journey. + An invitation to participate in a range of activities. + Support from bereavement professionals, volunteers and mothers. + Suggested coping mechanisms with difficult emotions and moments.

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GIVING BACK

(CON TI N U ED)

Shanthi Kumar, a local mother who attended the 2018

A weaving the moms create out of their intentions

Weavings retreat, says being present and connecting with other mothers who suffer from similar feelings definitely is one of the retreat’s benefits. “It was my first and last support group. I went about four months after bidding farewell to our wonderful son Haran’s physical form. I met many wonderful mothers of different ages,” she says. “We were divided into thoughtfully matched small groups, each with two great counselors to facilitate discussions. We cried a lot and all connected at a deeper level. Toward  the end of the weekend, we felt like we were family, and we still keep in touch. We were very well cared for by the organizers. Everyone was exceptionally compassionate  and had organized many relaxing activities.” Losing a child is a life-changing experience, Shanthi says. “No one could understand what one goes through unless you’ve been there. At the retreat, you  meet and spend almost 48 hours with many mothers who have lost their children to a variety of causes, from accidents, murder, suicide and illnesses. When you hear about the sorrow of your fellow human beings, you forget about yours and your focus becomes how to help them heal. I think this is the best way for us to heal ourselves,” she says.  “When one loses their child, a curtain falls ... part of your soul goes with your child, but yet a new form evolves. This new form fears nothing, is more courageous and compassionate.” This year’s Weavings retreat will be held Oct. 18–20 at the Pallottine Renewal Center in Florissant, Missouri. For details, email griefsupport@bjc.org or call 314.953.1676.

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REJUVENATING THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL TRIPS, YOGA AND NATURE

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When worr y-free, play ful retreats to replenish the soul are just what the doctor ordered, contact Samantha and Savanna, two best friends who decided to combine their skills to launch a health-oriented business that hosts adventurous, yoga and wellness retreats regionally and a r o u n d t h e g l o b e .  Called Adventure Tribe Retreats, Savanna DeLuca and Samantha Williford  say a mainstay of the retreats and

devoting countless hours to volunteering with worthy organizations in conservation and educational sectors.

trips they plan is securing plant-based vacation options.

“I enjoy helping others discover their own sense of

They like to think of it as building webs of connection

wonder,” says Savanna, who seeks to bring enthusiasm

between nature, food, communities and individuals.

and curiosity to activities she does.

Samantha lives, works and plays on her family’s 200-

Savanna traveled four continents before landing back

acre farm in St. Clair, Missouri, where she owns and

in her native sunny Florida. Now she lives with her part-

operates an event planning business and outdoor venue

ner, Chris, and her cuddly pup, Viri, a few miles away

called Lost Hill Lake Events. Her experience hosting and

from the Atlantic Ocean where they admire sunrises as

coordinating private events helped Samantha develop

often as they can.

exceptional planning, organization and customer service

“I like to work with clients by empowering them to

skills—which she happily applies to the Adventure Tribe

feel informed and confident about their lifestyle choices

initiatives and participants.

through personal coaching, mental health counseling,

She holds tight to the farm from April through October

mindfulness workshops, educational seminars—and the

every year to handle on-site events such as outdoor

best of all—leading Adventure Tribe Retreats,” she says.

weddings, glamping, festivals and wellness retreats but enjoys  traveling with her husband, Rob,  and their son during winter months.

These two wellness leaders indicate the majority of participants reveal the retreats are “life-changing.” “Everyone attends for different reasons, but all leave

“I feel really fulfilled when motivating, inspiring and

feeling impacted by their experience. Some feel empow-

helping others reach their greatest potentials,” she says.

ered because they hiked up a mountain they didn’t believe

Savanna first embraced authentic adventure when she

possible, some feel understood and accepted for the first

traveled abroad with a backpack and a one-way ticket

time, and others appreciate having time to indulge in self-

at the age of 20. Throughout her hiking journeys, she

care,” Samantha says. “Whether you attend alone or with

says she learned to practice and teach yoga, along with

friends, you leave as part of the tribe.”

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

(CON TI N U ED)

The two besties are kicking off their 2019 retreat

interactive

workshops

and

deepening

season this month with their first Yoga Arts

intimacy through authentic conversations.

Music Festival – YAM Fest. To participate in it or

+ Participants will enjoy a Thai massage work-

other endeavors this year, consider some of the

shop; guided hikes; and free time to nap in a

upcoming Adventure Tribe Retreats:

hammock, take a dip in the river or just relax. + July 19 starting at 6 p.m. through July 21

YOGA ARTS MUSIC FESTIVAL – YAM FEST + Family- and pet-friendly gathering in a 50-year-

at 3 p.m. + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake

old, shaded walnut grove alongside the Meramec River to relax and celebrate healing

MINI RETREAT: REFILL YOUR CUP

arts and yoga

+ Healers, leaders, therapists, teachers, fire-

+ Outdoor interactive workshops, live music

fighters, mothers or people who spend time

+ May 17 starting at 10 a.m. through May 19

serving others can focus on their own needs

at 3 p.m. + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake in St. Clair, Missouri 

this weekend. + Group discussions, experiential workshops, mindful movement, plant-based meals

MINI RETREAT: WILD NATURED WOMEN

+ Aug. 2 starting at 6 p.m. through Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.

+ Specifically for women only this time

+ Hosted at Lost Hill Lake.

+ Engage in nature, personal reflection, mindful movement and other meditation techniques + June 14  starting at 6 p.m. through June 16 at 3 p.m.  + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake

MINI RETREAT: YOGA FOR MENTAL HEALTH + Gain new knowledge with other mental health service providers in interactive group discussions. + Yoga, philosophy, experiential workshops, reflec-

MINI RETREAT: BRING YOGA TO LIFE + Yoga immersion for those 18 years and older + Yoga philosophy, fundamentals workshops, pranayama, meditation, plant-based meals and

tive exercises, healthy meals and the outdoors + Aug. 16 starting at 6 p.m. through  Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake

the great outdoors + June 21 starting at 6 p.m. through June 23 at 3 p.m.  + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake

ANNUAL NEW MOON GATHERING + Engage with nature, build friendships, indulge in delicious food and try new experiences.  + Aug 30  starting at 3 p.m. through  Sept. 2

FEARLESS LEADERS: A RETREAT FOR ADVENTUROUS WOMEN

at 4 p.m. + Hosted at Lost Hill Lake

+ Push limits, explore new terrain, immerse in adventure activities, develop leadership

THE COSTA RICA ESCAPE

skills and reconnect with oneself.

+ Hike through tropical jungle, discover water-

+ July 2 starting at 6 p.m. through July 7 at 3 p.m.

falls, stroll Samara beaches, do yoga, listen

+ Hosted in Asheville, North Carolina

to bird songs, enjoy exotic wildlife, build friendships and experience new cultures.

MINI RETREAT: COUPLES

+ Dec. 5 at 12 a.m. through Dec. 11 at 1 a.m. 

CONNECTION CAMPOUT + Connections among partners occur through play, fostering growth in each other, attending

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CELEBRATING LOCAL WOMEN NOMINATED FOR THIS MONTH'S LOVELY LADIES COVER ARTICLE JULIE BROWN PATTON | PHOTOGRAPHY TRENNA TRAVIS

AMERICAN

ACTRESS,

COMEDIAN,

SCREEN-

WRITER AND SINGER ROSALIND RUSSELL PROCLAIMED THAT "TAKING JOY IN LIVING IS A WOMAN'S BEST COSMETIC." That concept  was more than verified through a group of 10 women nominated to adorn this month's cover of Chesterfield Lifestyle for the edition annually devoted to ladies. In fact, Rosalind's  claim was actually amplified through the energy, ideas, zest and wisdom shared among these electrifying women.  Read onward to meet these interesting and diverse women. They are the inaugural group for an initiative launched by the publication's co-publishers, Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery. Kelley hopes to build a campaign through which women see their true beauty radiating from individual traits, day-to-day contributions and dreams, rather than dwelling on physical attributes, challenges or fears. "Embrace Your Beauty" also is about helping other women in need and pausing busy lives to hear everyone who desires to be heard.  Remember that falling down is part of life; getting back up is living!

AMY BAUE AMY BAUE says she will be 50 years old in June but loves that age so much, she's been saying she's 50 for the past three years. The St. Charles resident admits laughing is the secret to making her feel beautiful. "Laughing brings out the inner child and feels so natural," she adds. As a transformational speaker and heart/mindset trainer, Amy confides that she's straightforward in life. "I love to share my expertise because I deeply care about others and how I might be able to help them take steps toward what they desire," she says.  Her advice to younger women, which she says took her five decades to learn: "Ask yourself what you truly desire in life, then be confident and realize you don't need anyone else's permission to pursue that." 36

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“Being comfortable in my own skin, being with my children and not doubting my instincts gives me joy.”

ANITA SHANKS CROSS ANITA SHANKS CROSS swears getting a good night’s sleep is one key to beauty. “Being comfortable in my own skin, being with my children and not doubting my instincts gives me joy,” says the 50-year-old lawyer and networking leader with Edward Jones, who admits doughnuts also make her happy! Cooking is Anita’s passion, along with empowering others. “I like helping people see the good things in themselves they can’t see on their own,” she adds. Anita, who serves on the board of the Biome Steam School, says she was impressed with the diversity among the women with whom she’s sharing this magazine cover. 

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(CON TI N U ED)

JAMI BALLENTINE DOLBY JAMI BALLENTINE DOLBY, 39, learned to embrace her flaws and changes as she grew through maturing. She is the director of development at Maryville University.  “Confidence

makes

me

feel

beautiful.

Knowing that no matter what I’m going through, I still walk into every situation holding my head high and getting the job done,” Jami says. “That, and a good red lip!” She says one of her biggest life challenges was to overcome the “impostor syndrome” so she could stand tall in her success. This Chesterfield resident enjoys admiring other women’s smiles because she affirms that makes them glow in any room. She also says it’s wonderful seeing women encouraging and believing in other women. She loves living in Chesterfield, which she says attracts others for shopping and entertainment, and is a blessing with a melting pot of women among its citizens.

“Confidence makes me feel beautiful. Knowing that no matter what I’m going through, I still walk into every situation holding my head high and getting the job done.”

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KAREN DRULEY KAREN DRULEY, a 40-year-old-plus animal lover from Arnold, is a library clerk by day and a vintage pinup girl after-hours! Her stage name is Kitty Bouvier, and she models complete with a 1960s go-go wig and white knee-high boots, among other costumes from the 1940s onward. As a member of the charitable St. Louis Decade Dames, she says she loves representing women who are older than 40, showing that they are still sexy, talented and beautiful. Karen says she feels she’s breaking down  barriers in local acting and modeling communities, and she has had film roles. “Our best years are ahead of us. I love helping others find confidence in themselves by seeing all my adventures. “We should be united, not competitive,” says the Bug Juice Productions publicist, who confides she had to learn to accept her curves and be thankful for them.

ALEXA JOHANNINGMEIR ALEXA JOHANNINGMEIR is a 21-year-old fulltime college student from Florissant who proclaims that dancing makes her feel beautiful. “I had to get over body-shaming. Now I really like seeing other people be themselves, embracing their weirdness, breaking norms,” she adds. “We tend to overlook our own selves when we think of people we talk to regularly. But the fact is, self-talk is so crucial to how we perceive ourselves. It shapes our well-being. And, we spend more time with ourselves than we do anyone else,” Alexa says.  “Once I stopped conflating time alone with loneliness, I really started to ‘get’ independence and selflove,” she says.  Regarding other females, Alexa says it’s exciting to see women laugh at their own jokes. 

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EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY

(CON TI N U ED)

HARSHA PAUL HARSHA PAUL moved from Chicago nearly six years ago and says it was a bit challenging to find her unique place in St. Louis. As a self-professed “elder millennial,” she says she worries about women putting too much stock into online images, selfies and social media perceptions. This 28-year-old says she’s benefited from wonderful mentors, although she’s still adjusting to various dynamics women face in the business world, such as in her role at the St. Louis Partnership. She’s especially enthused about contributing to the new #STLMade grassroots campaign that spotlights positive stories about the St. Louis region. She says she’s grateful to have a great group of uplifting girlfriends with whom to share their own version of beauty. 

As a self-professed “elder millennial,” she says she worries about women putting too much stock into online images, selfies and social media perceptions.

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JO ROSSI JO ROSSI, as a people-oriented founder and CEO of Dragonfly Development, anchors from Shrewsbury and says beauty blossoms when seeing others take on life. “I stay very grounded when I don’t let the gremlins in my head take over,” she adds. The 48-year-old believes all human beings are works in progress. “Staying true to ourselves is wonderful, and beauty comes from finding people who support and build each other up,” she says, while encouraging all to not buy into the naysayers on social media. “Stop judging yourself, change the parts of you that you wish to change, then accept and love yourself for exactly who you are,” she suggests.  Jo volunteers with several agencies, such as Family Haven, YouthiIn Need and St. Louis Crisis Nursery. 

BECKY SCHOENIG BECKY SCHOENIG loves authenticity and imperfections. As co-owner of the Sym•Bowl eatery at 137 Chesterfield Town Center, she also believes empowering people for the sake of humanity is a wonderful thing. “Overcoming life’s challenges and frustrations and learning from them is part of the journey. Loving who I am today is beauty, along with taking risks,” she says.  Because one of Becky’s life goals was to be on the cover of some publication, she jumped in and nominated herself for this beauty campaign.  “Live the best life ever,” is one of the mottos of this St. Louis intuitive thought leader. “I am not a number. I am not my social security number. I’m not my age. I’m not my weight. I am an abundantly strong, powerful woman,” Becky says.

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EMBRACE YOUR BEAUTY

(CON TI N U ED)

Trenna Travis TRENNA TRAVIS notices the little things in life as a St. Louis-based commercial photographer, stylist and designer. She says her husband makes her feel beautiful, even while mopping floors in her pajamas. “Beauty, true beauty, comes from within and knowing our divine worth. I notice beauty when I’m doing something for somebody else, too,” she relays. She also realizes her heart is the fullest when her smile is the biggest.  Seeing beauty in other women to Trenna means deeply looking into someone else’s eyes and seeing the flecks while feeling who they really are. “When I see women in action, such as kissing and hugging their children who are getting on buses, that’s beauty,” she says.  Trenna adds that beauty also is defined by children watching their industrious mothers building their businesses and following their passions.  She likes to live by the mantra:  Fall down. Stand up. Adjust your crown. Carry on.

BRITTANY LUKASEK WYATT BRITTANY LUKASEK WYATT is a 31-year-old new mother and an admissions recruiter for Logan University. “We women can be hard on ourselves with pregnancy and physical appearances, but beauty comes from enjoying each of life’s amazing phases and milestones,” she reminds. “My husband, my son, my mother, my family  all make me feel beautiful every day. The way they look at me, support me and love me unconditionally makes me feel so wonderfully cherished,” Brittany says.  This Ballwin resident tries to embrace her personal growth while applying patience and accepting “God’s timing, not mine.”

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Designing with Soul

ARTICLE LINDA JARRETT | PHOTOGRAPHY EMILY KAPPESSER

WHEN KRISTINE KELLER DISCOVERED SHE WAS BORN TO BE A DESIGNER, SHE ALSO KNEW HER INSTINCTS WOULD LEAD HER DOWN A DIFFERENT PATH FROM OTHER DESIGN PROFESSIONALS. Her creativity flows in many directions since Kristine also began writing poetry as a young teen, which led her to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and a BFA in creative writing. Moving to St. Louis with her husband and experiencing the joy of “family growing pains,” the time came to find a home. The realtor arrived, looked around and said, “Oh, you’re a decorator.” Kristine told her no, but that she had a cottage business working at the dining room table, fashioning fabric-covered photo albums from antique lace and fabric.

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

(CON TI N U ED)

Photo by Emily Kappesser

Photo by Anne Mathias

“I incorporated my passions into our condo. As a child, I designed Barbie houses with carpeting and curtains," she says with a laugh. "So, I guess, I’ve been involved in design from the beginning.” Kristine believes teach of us is born to create, in myriad expressions, throughout our lives. Seeing the designer in Kristine, the realtor suggested she get some business cards, and she found Kristine her first client. “My husband gave me $100 to start my company, which was a lot back then, and that’s how it started,” she says. “You have to believe in a greater power, follow your gut and be willing to risk.” In the course of 35 years, Kristine went from this inauspicious beginning to million-dollar company by, in her own words, “gutting it out, staying hungry for learning and showing up every day. “I’ve always had a hunger to grow  and a thirst for what’s coming next,” she says. “If I’m feeling bored with current design trends, I search for what’s next. How can we turn that trend on its ear? “How can we define and redefine and reenergize and reinvent within an industry at the epicenter of change? This keeps me going, and it’s very exciting to me.” HGTV and social  media have had a tremendous effect on how people want to be served in the design industry. “I see shifting values across the board,” Kristine says. “Not just the design industry, but globally, and we’ve let go of the simplicity of family togetherness. “I have developed philosophies about life, and one of the tenets I live by is that our clients awaken each day falling in love with their home over and over again,” she says. “That’s an experience I have living in my home. “At the Design Source Limited, we don’t follow the latest design trends. Instead, we listen to our clients, learning about their families, their dreams and what brings them joy. 46

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“We spring from our nests, [our homes] going forth each day, contributing in the world. It stands to reason that we can achieve more being nurtured, acknowledged and to be understood. And every day, we work to make that difference here,” she adds. “That is our gift to ourselves  and our responsibility to our clients. Our gifts create fulfillment that illuminates our ability to be everything we can be, to participate in the world, and to share our contributions in a very positive way.” Kristine goes into every client meeting with the intention of designing a client’s space in a way that honors them and supports and uplifts their spirits. “If you initiate the project in a meaningful way, you will have fewer issues during the process,” she says. “I want to share my learning, experience and expertise. “It is our goal to remove the mantle of concern from the clients’ shoulders and put it on ours. The most valuable aspect of the relationship is mutual trust. We honor our clients and operate in a space of integrity. We communicate frequently, and we bring only the finest people into their home. “The result is we create a home that is all about them. Our clients’ experience of peace is at the core of our satisfaction. “Great design is classic. One should be able to live in one’s environment for 15 years comfortably without needed to change it. “We create interiors that are very personalized,” she says. “We design with soul.” Kristine’s protégé, Jessica Laurinaitis, shares Kristine’s values and her design instinct. Jessica was a student at the Art Institute of St. Louis in St. Charles when her brother, former St. Louis Rams player James Laurinaitis, had Kristine design the lower level of his home. He asked Kristine if Jessica could “sit in” on the master design plan pre-

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FAITH REFLECTIONS

a mother's love ARTICLE LINDA JARRETT

MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA

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14 SHOOTING AT STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL IN PARKLAND, FLORIDA, WHERE 17 PEOPLE WERE KILLED, MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE FILLED THE HIXSON MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AND CAFETERIA IN WEBSTER GROVES, MISSOURI, MAKING IT THE LARGEST MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA MEETING IN THE COUNTRY. Becky Jaynes Morgan, Missouri Chapter Leader and Webster Groves resident, says the organization was started by  stay-at-home mom  Shannon Watts  in Indianapolis  in

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School in Newtown, Connecticut. “She went online to join a group and couldn’t find one because such a group didn’t exist, so she decided to start her own with a Facebook page," Becky says. “It was just a small grassroots group, and it has expanded exponentially to groups in all 50 states with more than 4 million supporters, which makes us the

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largest gun violence advocacy organization in the country.” Becky says two months after the Sandy Hook shooting, a group of moms, the beginning of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, gathered at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis, and that was how she became involved in starting the St. Louis group. “At the Hixson meeting, traffic was backed off the highway like Field of Dreams," she says. “'If you build it, they will come,’ and it felt like after all of our work for all these years, we finally had something in place. “We had 388 people at our first Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in Jefferson City six days after Parkland,” she says. “Everyone was wearing their ‘Moms Demand Action’ red shirts.” Last Feb. 19, more than 400 Moms Demand Action members attended the second Advocacy Day to talk to legislators about keeping guns away from domestic abusers. In addition, Moms volunteers from around the state have been going to the Capitol twice a month to share information with legislators on ways to prevent gun deaths. Having Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America organized and active made the difference in the responses between the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings. “When Sandy Hook happened, there was no place to go, but after Parkland, there were boots on the ground, and there were people working on this issue with whom you could talk face to face,” Becky says. “The other thing was the age of the students.

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(CON TI N U ED)

2019 Advocacy Day in Jefferson City

Becky Morgan | Missouri Chapter Leader

able to speak out as young adults that this is

are a bipartisan organization in Missouri and

not right, that we had to live through this and

that we are not trying to take their guns but

we’re not going to put up with it anymore.”

trying to find common ground to talk about

Christine Hohenberger Novalis, St. Louis

this issue and keep our families safe.

Chapter Lead, says that in the six years since

“That’s what I’ve seen continue to shift as I’ve

Sandy Hook, the landscape of social media

had more conversations with people,” she says.

has changed.

Last year, a bill to allow guns in bars,

“We got our network talking about it and

college campuses, amusement parks, casi-

how people wanted to do something,” she

nos, libraries, daycares, government facil-

Moms

says. “We were ready, and we had that infra-

ities and daycares was voted out of com-

Sense in America has regular events

structure ready.”

mittee and onto the house floor in Jefferson

around

City but got no further.

Act.Everytown.org to find meetings, or

Before the Stoneman Douglas shooting, there were seven Moms Demand Action groups in Missouri. Now there are 18.

The fight is far from over. Becky says there are still bills pending.

“We are seeing a shift since Advocacy Day

“Our strategy is to keep them from being

in the way that the legislatures are embracing

voted out of committee and to keep writing

Moms Demand Action, so they know that we

letters and calling our legislators,” she says.

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St.

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OPERATION FOOD SEARCH RECENTLY LAUNCHED A NEW PILOT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MOTHERS-TO-BE WITH WEEKLY FOOD DELIVERIES TO NOURISH BOTH THE MOTHERS AND THEIR UNBORN BABIES. Each day, teams for this St. Louis-based nonprofit focus on ending hunger in the metropolitan area.  Called Fresh Rx: Nourishing Healthy Starts, the idea of the new program  is to assist low-income mothers with having healthier pregnancies, says Lucinda Perry, director of strategic initiatives for Operation Food Search. "We want them to know they don’t have to worry about having enough food or the right food during pregnancy." Lucinda says this is the only food-as-medicine program in existence that addresses food insecurity during pregnancy.

H OW F R E S H R x H E L P S M OT H E R S -TO - B E Rx team members are working with the OB Care Center, 1. Fresh a full-service prenatal care facility at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, to identify women in the early stages of pregnancy. get weekly portions of produce, dairy and meats, 2. Participants along with hands-on guidance from OFS’  registered dietitian,

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plus in-home and online cooking directions from OFS’ chef. fresh food delivery program extends up to 60 days after 3. The babies are delivered.  says that while about 30 mothers currently are partici4. Lucinda pating in the Fresh Rx program, the goal is to assist 500 families over the next four years. 

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4

+ Step 1: A tinted moisturizer or BB cream is great for quick, sheer coverage that evens out your skintone. If you need a little more coverage, use a foundation stick for spot coverage. + Step 2: Add a little color by pressing cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. We love Glossier’s Cloud Paint, which is seamless, sheer and beautiful, giving you a healthy, flushed glow. + Step 3: Lightly apply a powder highlighter to the high points of your cheek-

1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, $46, Nordstrom.com

bones, and directly above and below the arch of your eyebrows for an instant lift.

2. Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, Glossier.com

+ Step 4: Finish it off by defining your lashes with 1-2 coats of mascara.

3. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, $38, BeccaCosmetics.com

+ Bonus: Once you’ve gotten it down with time to spare, apply a shimmer

4. Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, $9.99, LorealParisUSA.com

cream shadow to the inner corners of your eyes and add a lightly tinted lip oil for a high shine.

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3

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Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30 | $42 | MilkMakeup.com

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush | $40 | Nordstrom.com

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Ultra Cusion Lip Gloss | $20 | UrbanDecay.com

10 -minute glow-up + Step 1: The first step to glowing skin starts with an essential: skincare. For

+ Step 4: Apply a blush + highlighter duo

smooth skin, start with an exfoliator to buff away dead skin and follow up with a

to your cheekbones.

moisturizer to create a smooth surface to work with. + Step 5: Apply a light shimmer eye+ Step 2: To create a subtle glow before even reaching for your highlighter,

shadow to the inner corners of your eyes and

prime your face with an oil or illuminating balm after moisturizing for a natu-

directly below the arch of your brow.

ral-looking radiance. + Step 6: Complete the look with a high-

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+ Step 3: Apply tinted moisturizer, BB cream or foundation as desired.

shine lip gloss. If you’re looking for extra

Tip: For a dewier look, blend your foundation out with a damp Beautyblender.

glow, apply highlighter to your cupid’s bow.

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2 FOOD TRUCK FEST 2019

hello

Faust Park

This event includes free, live music by

hydrangea! Search over 50 varieties at frisellanursery.com

Hudson and Friends from 5:30–7:30

p.m. Admission is free. No coolers allowed. For more information,

visit StLouisCo/Parks.com or call 314.615.4386.

3 ACOUSTIC SHOW

Syberg's Chesterfield

Bill Ammann Music will provide acoustic songs that span 1990s alternative,

classic

rock

and

Americana selections.

4 OUTDOOR CONCERT: ACE FREHLEY, ANGEL, STARZ Chesterfield Amphitheater

This concert provides music from the combination of Kiss' Ace Frehley, Angel (formed in Washington, D.C.) and Starz (group's roots can be traced to the early-1970s pop band

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4 2019 SUNRISE GALA The Palladium

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works to address the barriers of stigma and the inability to pay. This event helps  continue these services to all who need them. CareAndCounseling.org/sunrise-gala

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MOTHER'S DAY SOFTBALL QUALIFIER

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex & McNair Park

Format: 4 game (3PP/SE) for ages: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U. Entry fee: $497 (up to $45 early pay discount available). Register online at USSSA.com. Call 314.329.8780 for details.

11 CAJUN COOK-OFF COOKING CONTEST AND FESTIVAL

Business doesn't mean boring

Wings of Hope in Chesterfield

This is a crab and lobster festival that

includes

a

Cajun-cooking

contest by culinary students competing for trophies and scholarships. Cajun cooking demos will be on-site, along with live music. This event is organized by volunteers in medicine clinics.

17–18 RIVER CITY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Chesterfield Amphitheater

This festival will be held May 17–18, with kids age 5 and up requiring tickets. Music performers include Trampled by Turtles, Railroad

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LIFESTYLE CALENADR

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2019 WALK TO CURE ARTHRITIS ST. LOUIS, MO Logan University

Join the Walk to Cure Arthritis to

help people with the condition have

life-changing resources and details to manage their disease, access to the critical medications they need to live healthy lives and to accelerate

the path to better treatments and a cure through cutting-edge research. For

information,

contact

Emily

Fisher at efisher@arthritis.org or call 314.356-2329.

18 BACKSTOPPALOOZA CAR SHOW St. Louis Premium Outlets Mall in Chesterfield

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. with a commemorative dash plaque provided to the first 100 participants. Pre-registration fee is $20. Day of event fee is $25. Awards are slated at 4 p.m.

18 WALK TO END LUPUS NOW, ST. LOUIS 2019 Chesterfield Central Park & Amphitheater

Join in raising money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. Activities start at 8:30 a.m. with check-in at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be at 10:15 a.m. The 1-mile walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Contact Beka Rich at 800.958.7876 or brich@lfaheartland.org.

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M O T H E R ' S D AY D E L E C TA B L E D E S S E R T STONECREST SENIOR LIVING CHEFS SHARE FAVORITE RECIPE

WHEN ASKED FOR RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING WHAT SPECIAL MOTHER'S DAY DESSERT THEY MOST LIKE TO PREPARE, STONECREST SENIOR

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SPECIAL TYPE OF CHOCOLATE CAKE. Thanks to Jason and Matt's generosity, we,

+ 5 1/2 ounces hot coffee

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+ 4 egg yolks

indulge

+ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

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