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Hi, I’m M A X... “What are you doing out here?” is a question that I get a lot as an artist and designer from the southern California coast. I’ve had a number of different answers to that question over the years, but in May, I got married, and that has shifted my perspective on what makes a place, well, a home. A number of years ago, while finishing my master’s at Washington University in St. Louis, I had the good fortune of briefly working with Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s Director of Exhibitions Stefanie Kirkland. That experience gave rise to a friendship with Stefanie and her husband, Chef David Kirkland (Turn Restaurant), who, a year later, asked me to work the bar at the Contemporary Art Museum during an especially busy evening. That night, I met my future wife. Our early dates took us all over the city — drinks on Cherokee Street, museum hopping in Grand Center, outdoor concerts at Forest Park and Missouri Botanical Gardens as well as dancing in the Grove. A particularly memorable date was at a live shadow-puppet concert that took place in a North Side church turned skate park. I had met my soul mate, and within a year and a half, we were engaged. This May, we were married in Benton Park with a reception a short walk away at our new home. Our rehearsal dinner the night before was at Anew, a rooftop test kitchen in Grand Center that we had watched being built from the window of our first apartment on the seventh floor of the Metropolitan Artist Lofts. The band that played that memorable shadow-puppet concert? We’re friends now, and they performed at our wedding. David and Stefanie Kirkland catered while their daughter led the procession as our flower girl. My wife L. Irene Compadre now runs her own landscape architecture firm, Arbolope Studio, located only one block from where we danced through our first date. And I’m now the Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Craft Alliance, the place where, in some ways, it all began. I don’t know if it is the city itself or just the people it attracts, but there is something in the water that makes for good relationships, not just good beer. People get tangled up in each other here. Newly married, people often ask if I have any advice I would give future grooms. The answer to that question, and the question of why I stayed, are the same. I made a life here because of people. As you hire caterers and address invitations and reserve the band, take a moment to appreciate your community — your chosen family — the friends and places with which you have intertwined your life and made a home. I am Michael Powell, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Craft Alliance. I am MAX. MaximizeStL.com
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Schlafly's Full Moon Festival | Schlafly Bottleworks | 4 p.m. Enjoy the full moon with fall beers, barbecue and live music from the Scandaleros and One Way Traffic.
Learning to Fly: A Tribute to Tom Petty Off Broadway | 7:30 p.m. A group of St. Louis musicians will come together in celebration of Tom Petty, who died in early October.
Flyover Comedy Festival | The Ready Room | Noon This three-day comedy invasion in the Grove features over 20 shows with over 50 performers on five stages.
Turnpike Troubadours | The Pageant | 8 p.m. This Americana folksy roots band will bring their high-energy show to the Delmar Loop.
Science Uncorked | Saint Louis Science Center | 7 p.m. Learn about the chemistry behind winemaking and distilling while tasting over 70 wines and spirits and enjoying small plates, live
John Cleese and the Holy Grail Peabody Opera House | 7:30 p.m. This living comedy legend presents an evening of conversation and audience Q-and-A. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” will be shown prior to the Q-and-A.
Dappermen | Brainchild Events | 6:30 p.m. This holiday market features up-and-coming local menswear businesses, giving them exposure to new potential customers.
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Suitor's Supper BY RYAN MCBRIDE ART RYAN MCBRIDE
Escape Dinner Doldrums With Fresh Takes on Old Faves Weddings have always been geared heavily toward women. It’s her day and her party; what she says goes. Perhaps that’s the way it should be. Many may dream of her wedding day since childhood. She wonders what color her bridesmaids’ dresses will be, what the centerpieces will look like and which first dance song she’ll choose. On the other hand, with the staggering amount of bridal magazines and advertising targeted exclusively at women, did men ever really stand a chance? If the groom were given more options, he would surely rise to the task. And what is the way to a man’s heart? Food. So, here are five interesting food options to take your wedding fare from drab to dank.
Breakfast of Champions Breakfast food is the best food, so why relegate it to mornings only? There’s nothing like an evening helping of bacon and eggs to set you right, or better yet, chicken and waffles with a liberal spattering of maple syrup. A waffle bar may also be put to good use. In the immortal words of Ron Swanson, “Why does anybody in the world ever eat anything but breakfast food?”
Steak Out Sometimes it’s best to get straight to the point, and there’s nothing better that a cut of perfectly cooked steak. Just a piece of meat, salt, pepper and a drizzling of butter — that’s all you need to prepare a dish that puts a bold stamp on your special occasion.
And the Wine Will Run Like Wine Some of the most interesting conversations have taken place over a bottle of wine and a plate of cheese. For events such as weddings when two families meet, often for the first time, having a few bottles of choice wine on each table make for great conversational lubricant. Make sure to include plenty of options for food pairings such as hummus, olive tapenade, salami, cheese and crackers, grapes and chocolate.
Gimme a Pick-Me-Up Picture a rustic setting: A low flickering fireplace is on its last embers as snow falls outside the window, and the main event is finished and the party has reached its closing action. There is no better way to bring everything to a smooth landing than relaxing over a cup of gourmet coffee. Include different brewing methods — French press, standard drip, espresso — and other coffee accouterments such as flavored creams, St. Brendan’s liqueur, amaretto, et cetera, to allow further customization and mingling by your guests.
Meat America With meats for every walk of life, this party is a carnivore’s dream come true. With cooking methods borrowed from different regions of the U.S., take a journey through America as you sample New Orleans style crayfish, a Hawaiian roasted pig fit for any luau and good, old-fashioned American barbecue with all the fixings. Don’t forget to provide a vegetarian option.
This bourbon-infused cocktail is simple yet refreshing â€” perfect
for weddings when the weather is becoming warmer but isnâ€™t
feel free to lighten the beverage by foregoing the sugar-sweet
quite hot enough to warrant a frozen drink.
El Mayor Tequila Sunburst
2 oz. Rebel Yell Bourbon
2 oz. El Mayor Blanco Tequila
6 oz. club soda or ginger ale
4 oz. orange juice
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.
2 oz. club soda
Tequila just seems like a summertime sip. For this hot season,
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir. Optional: Add splash of grenadine.
BY MAXSTL ART RYAN MCBRIDE Before a wedding, the bride and groom are typically concerned with the amount of alcohol at their soirée but fail to pay enough attention to the quality of the cocktails. Don’t make the mistake of just serving beer and wine or hiring an inexperienced barkeep subject to every guest’s demands but doesn’t know a Mai Tai from a Manhattan. Instead, offer guests a limited selection of signature cocktails that keep it simple with three to four ingredients but will no doubt keep people talking for days. Here are four seasonal drinks to get you started. And if the bar doesn’t have a certain ingredient, don’t be afraid to get creative and switch things up.
Perfect for when the leaves change colors and we bust out our
jackets, this drink is reminiscent of your mother’s classic fall
White Russian with this light, fresh take on the creamy classic,
which calls for milk in lieu of heavier ingredients.
2 oz. Lady Bligh Spiced Rum
2 oz. Pearl Vodka Vanilla Bean
1 oz. Arrow Triple Sec
2 oz. Caffe Lolita coffee liqueur
5 oz. apple juice
4 oz. 2% milk
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.
Pour ingredients over ice. Shake or stir.
Avoid all the calories of cream or half-and-half in a traditional
Optional: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Officiant Expectations A Groom's Guide BY CALEB MANSFIELD ART GIANNI SCOGNAMIGLIO For over a decade, Steven Delaney has accumulated knowledge and experience officiating weddings. Although he is well-known in the LGBT community, he caters to all couples and has officiated over 500 weddings since 2006. In order to maximize a couple’s wedding day experience, we sat down with Delaney to get an idea of what to expect from the wedding officiant before, during and after the big day.
The Search The biggest things a couple needs to look for when searching is the
isn’t constant contact from the officiant, but to expect to hear from
officiant’s background, what other couples have to say about them
him or her at this time. “Once it’s the day of, the officiant calls a
and their experience. “With the onslaught of online ordination for
lot of shots. They should coordinate with the venue, photographer
wedding officiants, you’re getting people with no background and
and wedding coordinator in order to provide the perfect ceremony.
haven’t done a lot of ceremonies,” says Delaney. Be cautious when
They’re the one creating the main action.”
you start the hunt for an officiant. Delaney warns that the advent my cousin is going to do it.’ And that’s great, but does your cousin
have the stature or consistency to keep the show going smoothly?”
Once the knot is tied, it’s up to the officiant to ensure signatures
The officiant, according to Delaney, isn’t just there to make sure the
are received from the bride, groom, and him or herself; then the
couple is legally married; he or she is there to be a resource as well.
marriage certificate is sent to the marriage bureau. “Here is what
of online ordination may be problematic. “People often say, ‘Well,
you should expect: Most weddings are Saturday weddings. Monday In order to start your search, there are many ways to find officiants.
morning, the license goes in the mail, then the marriage bureau
One option is the classic word-of-mouth from friends and family
takes about 10 to 15 business days. The bureau will ask if couples
who’ve wedded in the past. There are also wedding expos where
want a certified copy, and I usually tell my couples to [get one] for
couples may meet officiants in person. Delaney also mentions the
legal purposes,” says Delaney. The couple is now legally married,
importance of the online market. “The big two are Wedding Wire
and the officiant’s job is done.
and The Knot: Most of us are going to be found on these two,” resume and often link the officiant’s website too. Plus, pricing is typ-
Rules of Thumb
ically included. “In terms of pricing, for a St. Louis wedding — I’ve
Delaney also gave some helpful hints for the groom-to-be. “Have
seen a range of $50 a ceremony to $1,000 a ceremony. The average
a timeline, but make sure it is fluid. Yes, everyone wants a perfect
is about $125 or $150.” However, every officiant is different.
wedding. However, expect minor problems — something breaks,
says Delaney. These websites show ranking, past experience, a short
the ceremony doesn’t start on time — don’t fret,” he says. This will
The Big Day
make things smoother. If anything should happen to the officiant,
Once a couple has made a selection, the next step is meeting with
I’m in an auto accident. I have certain backups who can step up and
the officiant and drafting the ceremony. This usually happens a
provide the same quality service for the couple. That’s another thing
week or two after the proposal is accepted. If the drafted ceremony
a good officiant will provide.” Otherwise, as long as a couple invests
sounds good, there is really not much more interaction with the
time and research, they should expect the best an officiant can offer
officiant until a few weeks before the ceremony. “Two weeks to a
and simply enjoy their big day.
“There are things in place in case I should become incapacitated or
week before the ceremony, the officiant will reach out [to plan the] rehearsal,” says Delaney. He also mentions not to be worried if there
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• TRIUMEQ is a prescription HIV-1 medicine used alone or with other antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV-1 infection in adults. TRIUMEQ is not for use by itself in people who have or have had resistance to abacavir, dolutegravir, or lamivudine. TRIUMEQ should not be used in children under the age of 18. • TRIUMEQ does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS. You must keep taking HIV-1 medicines to control HIV-1 infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses.
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IMPORTANT FACTS (cont’d) MEDICINES THAT MIGHT INTERACT WITH TRIUMEQ • antacids, laxatives, or other medicines that contain aluminum, magnesium, sucralfate (Carafate®), or buffered medicines. TRIUMEQ should be taken at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you take these medicines. • iron or calcium supplements taken by mouth may be taken at the same time with TRIUMEQ if taken with food. Otherwise, TRIUMEQ should be taken at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you take these medicines. • anti-seizure medicines: oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®), phenytoin (Dilantin®, Dilantin®-125, Phenytek®), phenobarbital, carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Equetro®, Tegretol®, Tegretol®-XR, Teril®, Epitol®). • any other medicine to treat HIV-1, medicines used to treat hepatitis virus infections (such as interferon or ribavirin), a medicine that contains metformin, methadone, rifampin (Rifater ®, Rifamate ®, Rimactane ®, Rifadin®), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
These are not all the possible side effects of TRIUMEQ. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any new symptoms while taking TRIUMEQ. Your healthcare provider will need to do tests to monitor your health before and during treatment with TRIUMEQ. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
GET MORE INFORMATION • Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist. • Go to TRIUMEQ.com or call 1-877-844-8872, where you can also get FDA-approved product labeling. COMBIVIR, EPIVIR, EPZICOM, TIVICAY, TRIUMEQ, TRIZIVIR, and ZIAGEN are registered trademarks of the ViiV Healthcare group of companies. EPIVIR-HBV is a registered trademark of the GSK group of companies.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TRIUMEQ TRIUMEQ can cause serious side effects including: • See “What is the most important information about TRIUMEQ?” section • Changes in liver tests • Changes in your immune system • Changes in body fat distribution • Some HIV-1 medicines including TRIUMEQ may increase your risk of heart attack. The most common side effects of TRIUMEQ are: trouble sleeping, headache, and tiredness. (cont’d)
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It’s a Gift, Not a Gag
BY DARIN SLYMAN
For years, weddings were all about the bride. These days, guys are stepping up and getting more involved in planning and executing their special day. Many times, this involvement starts with the groomsmen. A lot of work goes into being a groomsman; it’s his job to help in any way possible, including helping plan the bachelor party and anything else that comes up along the way. Groomsmen deserve to be rewarded with something just as special as their part in helping during this exciting time. We have trolled the Internet for some of the best and worst groomsmen gifts; keep in mind you should choose gifts your buddies can actually use.
Duffle or Travel Bag
Self Help Book
Celine Dion CD
Luxury Earbuds or Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Decanter Set With Bottle of Whiskey
Wine Glass Set
Games Set such as Cards Against Humanity or Portable Cornhole Set
Men’s Bracelet or Any Jewelry
At-home Brewing Kit
Any Retail Gift Card
Amazon Echo Dot
Small House Pet Like a Fish or a Hamster
Granite Drinking Stones Leather Business Card Holder
Matching Personalized “Groomsman” T-Shirts
8 Tips to Be a Great Groomsman 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Help Plan the Bachelor Party Always Be On Time Be Inclusive of the Other Groomsmen Offer to Help in Any Way You Can Usher the Ceremony if Asked
6. Get the Party Started & Encourage Guests to Have Fun 7. Thank the Parents or Host of the Wedding 8. Send Photos to the Couple of Your View of Their Special Day
Rehearsal Revamp Avoid Boring Banquets With Out-of-the-Ordinary Options BY RACHEL MCCALLA, EVENT DIRECTOR AT THIRD DEGREE GLASS FACTORY | ART TODD DIEMER
When it comes to planning a rehearsal dinner, the task traditionally falls to the groom. Sure, you could host a formal dinner at a fancy ballroom somewhere, but wouldn’t you rather treat your guests to something different and memorable? Here are a few ideas to spice up your rehearsal plans.
Wine & Dine
Head to the Farm
• Chandler Hill Vineyards
• Kuhs Estate & Farm
• Ballpark Village at Busch Stadium
• Forest Park — The Boathouse
• Horse Races at Fairmount Park Racetrack
• University City Parks
• Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
• Bowling Alleys: The Pin Up Bowl or Flamingo Bowl
• Brewery Tour at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company or Schlafly Bottleworks • Dave and Buster’s
Get Creative • The Mad Art Gallery
• Claverach Farm
• Tower Grove — Rent a Historic Pavilion
Make a Contribution
• Anew Rooftop — Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters • Saint Louis Zoo — Nice event spaces and super fun for
out-of-towners. • .Zack — Support the Kranzberg Arts Foundation
• Third Degree Glass Factory with live glass blowing demonstrations and activities for the wedding party.
Check out this story at MaximizeStL.com for links to these places.
Rachel McCalla is a 20-year veteran of event management and design. She has managed more than 400 events and 150 weddings. Rachel founded and ran a boutique event/wedding management company for eight years called Lucky You Productions that focused on sustainable event planning. For the past four years, Rachel has been the Director of Events at Third Degree Glass Factory. During that time, she has doubled Third Degree’s event business, going from roughly 70 to 160 events a year. Rachel has been recognized in local publications including Alive Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and the Ladue News.
Breaking the Formula on Bachelor Parties BY MAXSTL ART MATT KILE LOCATION THREE SIXTY MODELS COREY SCHONHORST, MATTY MAXIMUS, MORGAN FINDLAY It’s no secret that the biggest responsibility bestowed on the best man is the bachelor party. It’s finally time to round up the boys and hit the town to celebrate the groom’s last night of freedom. It’s a given: You’ll end up on the East Side reeling in the debauchery that is our local sin city. But don’t put the cart before the horse; everyone knows it’s all about the pregame. Remember, the best man and the groomsmen should plan the bachelor party together. While it’s your duty to make all the arrangements and take the groom out for night to remember, we always suggest the groom has his fair share of input. Of course, it’s all in good fun to keep him guessing what you’ll actually be doing, but don’t stray too far from your main man’s plan.
We know it’s old school, but let’s go with the tried and true pillar of bachelor parties: It should not include the bride. We’re all about gender equality, but this should be your time to spend with your friends to reminisce about your favorite single nights out with the boys, and that might include some stories the bride is less than enthusiastic about hearing. First things first: Know the groom’s drink and never allow him to have an empty glass in his hand. I did this for my best friend’s wedding, and he recently paid the ultimate compliment, which was passing along this wisdom to another best man. Following that rule, it’s bound to be a rowdy night. It’s always a good idea to price out a party bus to get around safely and in style. If you’ve got a buddy who doesn’t drink, resist the urge to ask him to drive for the night. You want him to feel part of the party too; unless he offers, give him the same courtesy as the rest of the boys of enjoying the party. When planning the big night out, think about all the things the groom likes to do and try to make a full day out of it. Our short list of awesome daytime activities includes: golfing with the guys, heading to a shoot range (SOBER), checking out a great beer garden or cheering on the Blues or Cards if they’re in town. Keep it in line with something that everyone associates with the groom. It’ll lead your guests to be more amped to share the experience with him. As your day drinking turns into a night out, you can work in his favorite watering hole that serves food. This has dual purpose: You don’t want the groom to get too trashed right off the bat, and this will help hold off a hangover. The trick here is a balancing act: Don’t overdo it or the drunken partygoers will fill up and fade out. When you arrive, beat everyone to the punch, and order a ton of appetizers.
What Happens on the East Side,Stays on the East Side. MaximizeStL.com
Another pro tip: Call ahead and give the bar a heads up that you are bringing in a bachelor party as some bars have been known to turn away bachelor parties. It’s better to find out in advance than seeing how a drunken hothead reacts to the doorman’s bad news. Speaking of that hothead, keep an eye on him. Don’t let your evening be ruined by a messy guest. It’s not his night; it’s the groom’s. Keep your crew in check. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, a wise man once said, “Unlike fancy cars or custom suits, even the working man could afford to treat himself to a luxury cigar.” He was Charles P. Stanley II, the man behind Washington Avenue’s Stanley Cigars. Cigar bars are a great stop for some quality whiskey and tobacco. Once everyone’s nice and socially lubricated, you have one of two major routes to take: a casino or the East Side. If your guests lean on the conservative side, a casino is always a safe late-night alternative to the strip clubs of East St. Louis. If you want the full bachelor party experience, take it to the East Side. Remember to grab plenty of cash in advance. As the night wraps up, it’s a good idea to have everyone aware of the party bus’s final destination. If you’re not planning on club hopping, send it home once it drops you on the East Side. That’ll save you some money on the bus rental as long as it’s not still loaded up with food and booze. It’ll also give your guests the flexibility of taking an Uber home once they’ve had enough. If you plan on bouncing around while you’re on the East Side, you can have it bring you somewhere everyone can either crash for the night or at least safely Lyft home. Just remember to take care of your own, and that includes getting them home. Finally, on the big day — the wedding, not the bachelor party — our best advice is to remember the old Vegas motto: What happens on the East Side stays on the East Side. Leave those cellphones on the party bus.
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How to Create a Successful Online Dating Profile BY MAXSTL Constructing an online dating profile can be daunting. Dating is hard enough as it is, especially when people these days have ever-shortening attention spans thanks to the influx of technology constantly at our fingertips. And it seems growing numbers of people are looking to apps and online dating websites to find their next love. Don’t screw up your chances with a lackluster profile and mediocre conversation skills. Here are some tips for navigating the digital dating world.
The key thing to remember here is to under-promise and
For starters, fill it out; it’s off-putting when someone can’t be
over-deliver. Although you want to look good in these photos,
bothered to include a bio. It’s also very important to be honest
the worst thing you can do is use a photo that looks better than
— about your age, your job, what you’re looking for, et cetera.
you do in real life. Make sure it’s a current and clear photo of
Talk about who you are as a person and your character, not
your face — not you and 10 friends — and it’s best to avoid sel-
things you like to do or your job. And please avoid overuse of
fies if possible. Smile or people will assume you have bad teeth,
emojis — just spell it out. After writing your bio, re-read it to
and don’t wear a hat or they’ll think you have bad hair or are
ensure you aren’t bragging; this includes humble-brags — they
bald — nobody likes a hat-phisher. Also, keep your clothes on in
aren’t fooling anyone.
the photos, people; the fun is getting those clothes off later.
always a Groomsman, never A Groom 5 cringeworthy first messages guarenteed to leave you single forever:
1 "Hey." or "what's up?" 2 3 4 5
"how much can I pay you to date me?"
"I bet you would look great tied to my headboard."
(AT 3 A.M.) "You up?"
"Not to rub it in but what's funny is I'm smarter than you and I know it. I'm an engineer. "
The Conversation Don’t use a cheesy pickup line to initiate a conversation. Ask questions about the person you’re interested in, and don’t talk about yourself unless prompted by the other person. Answer every question you’re asked and return with a question to keep the conversation going. Keep politics and religion out of any messaging; save this for the second or third date. On that note, it’s OK to say you want to go on a date; you don’t have to call it “hanging out.” No one is attracted to someone who is half in.
Do something actionable rather than the standard dinner and a
Be honest with yourself and your date. Don’t try to force some-
movie. Engaging, interactive dates such as a museum or concert
thing that’s not there just because it seems like a good match —
are always a good choice, and your first meeting should be at a
you can’t fake chemistry. Don’t breadcrumb (lead on) or ghost
public venue so no one is afraid of anything creepy going down.
(disappear); practice the art of the gentle letdown if you’re not
This should go without saying — some people evidently didn’t
interested. If things went well, there’s no rule that says you have
get the memo — but don’t invite your friends and don’t have a
to wait three days; let her know your intentions immediately. On
date at your normal hangout spot; it can be hard to get rid of
that note, remember people have lives and may be busy, so don’t
someone when things go south date-wise, but they’ve fallen in
automatically think the worst if she doesn’t get back to you
love with your favorite hang spot. And put your phone away, for
right away. And if she doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, don’t
the love of Tinder.
be pushy; it’s OK if she’s just not that into you. Remember, you both agreed to the date based on a few pictures, a 50-word bio and a few exchanged messages, so don’t take rejection too seriously.
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Avoid Registry Regret Get Gifts You’ll Actually Use BY LAUREN HEALEY When registering for your wedding, it can be all too easy to fall into the same-old, boring housewares. Rather than settling for the mundane, choose out-of-the-ordinary goodies that aren’t on every other wedding registry in the history of marriage. Here, we’ve compiled some fun and unique options.
Honeymoon or House Fund
Secret Stash Box or Can
Already have plenty of material possessions? Your wedding guests
If you’re looking to hide a spare key or some cash, this is a fun but
can help cover the cost of your honeymoon or a new home.
unexpected item to put on your list.
Board & Outdoor Games or Gaming Console
Membership to Something You Love
Games are fun for the whole family, plus you can get them
Whether it’s an art museum, fitness class or anything else you can
practically anywhere you register.
think of, this customizable option is a gift that keeps giving the whole year.
Camping & Adventure Gear From a tent and camp chairs to a portable grill, it’s always smart
to be prepared for an outdoor adventure.
This could range from a streaming app such as Netflix or Hulu to a
meal delivery service or an Amazon Prime membership.
Who wants to spend their hard-earned cash on cleaning supplies?
Bluetooth Item Finder
Pretty much no one, but we all have to clean at some point, which
Losing your keys or remote is the worst. Never let that happen again
is why these are great registry items.
Homebrew Beer Kit Not only is this a fun way to get creative, homebrewed beer is an engaging conversation starter.
with a Bluetooth item finder such as the Tile. Simply attach the little guy to whatever item you’re afraid to lose, and Tile will keep track of it for you.
Man Cave Items Sure, you could register for pots and pans or sheets and pillows, but it’d be more fun to switch it up and get some gear for your man cave.
If you’re concerned about wanting something that can’t be found at the big box store where you’ve registered — such as several items on this list — check out sites like MyRegistry.com, where you can register for anything for sale on the web.
Engagement Rings A Buyer's Guide to an Offbeat Betrothal
BY RYAN MCBRIDE ART RYAN MCBRIDE JEWELRY THE SILVER LADY & EASTON LOAN CO. An engagement ring, aside from being a circle molded out of precious metal, is a symbol of your commitment to love the one you’re with for as long as you both shall live. Nowhere is it written in stone that your ring should dazzle with the sparkling intensity of a thousand suns or cost as much as an Italian sports car. It’s 2017, and we do things a little differently nowadays, so why should popping the question be an exception? If you’re not feeling the high-end department store vibe, St. Louis has plenty of alternative ring options at various price points that will surely turn heads and let you save for a couple more days of honeymooning in Bora Bora.
Conveniently situated in the Delmar Loop, Central West End and Maplewood, the Silver Lady specializes exclusively in silver and makes great use of it in its ring designs. As shown above, patrons of the Silver Lady will find rings that fall on a wide spectrum of exuberance from the standard silver band, a timeless classic, to a sixpronged pietersite centered beauty and everything in between.
If gold is more your style, check out Easton Loan Co. in North City. This pawnshop specializes in buying, selling and repairing jewelry. Like the Silver Lady, Easton Loan offers engagement bands of many varieties. Get straight to the point, and pick up a lasting gold band, or aim a little higher and pick up a solitaire or side stone gold and diamond ring that sparkles at every angle. Wherever your tastes may lie, grab your beloved, tie the cans to the car and race to the courthouse because itâ€™s time to get hitched.
ART RYAN MCBRIDE
MAX Lab: El Mayor Tequila The inaugural MAX Lab workshop at Food Roof Farm featured El Mayor paired with fare from Seoul Taco and Clementineâ€™s Creamery.
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