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FIRST LOOK FASHION Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus talks Fall and Kate Spade debuts in St. Louis.

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CARTIER CELEBRATES 100 YEARS A look back at 100 years in America.

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A WEDDING AT THE FABULOUS FOX This magical wedding paves the way to a bride's guide.

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RITES OF PASSAGE The St. Louis Debutante - By John Sullivan of Ken Miesner's.

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ST. AUGUSTINE Judy Crowell visits America's “Ancient City" on Florida's East coast.

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HOUSE & GARDEN Great ideas to outfit your kitchen.

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MICHIGAN COTTAGE Six generations enjoy a Michigan cottage retreat in Wequetonsing.

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NEW CUSTOM KITCHENS The latest in kitchen design from three of the top kitchen companies in St. Louis.

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Summer Wedding Guide Homes & Interiors — Kitchen Updates

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t this time of the year, normalcy starts to assert itself over spontaneous summer plans and we look back to summer memories of vacationing, getting together with friends or just enjoying the longer nights. In this issue, we are also looking back to fond memories. In our article Cartier Celebrates 100 Years, we take a pictorial history tour of the Cartier brand and the glamour that has made the Cartier name synonymous with elegance. We also enjoy a sentimental journey with writer John Sullivan in Rites of Passage who gracefully escorts us through the history of debutante balls in St. Louis with the excitement and fun they bring. If you did not get away from St. Louis this year, we bring you to a Michigan Cottage that has been enjoyed by one St. Louis family for six generations. The weddings in this issue also deserve special mention. Each one is spectacular and it is my hope that they bring back fond memories of your own celebrations or provide you with inspiration in creating new memories. Please enjoy our Anniversary Issue and join us in anticipating future Seasons. JUSTIN S. NANGLE Publisher

O N T H E C OV E R HARRISON HOWARD Much of Harrison's professional career has been devoted to mural work in private houses, and has included screens, panels, easel paintings, and watercolors. Primarily, his work has focused on decorative themes including chinoiseries, architectural subjects, and scenics, often with bird, animal, or floral motifs. Harrison started his career at the age of nineteen with a one-man exhibit at the upstairs gallery of Ross Thiele & Son Interiors in La Jolla, California, where he has lived for many years. All but one of the twenty four available watercolors were sold. Since that time, Harrison has worked primarily as a freelance artist. Today, the artist focuses on smaller paintings, and produces limited edition giclee prints as well. Clients have included: Royal Saudi Embassy Residence, McLean, VA. Ms. Wendy Vanderbilt, New York, Ms. Kirstie Alley, Los Angeles, Mrs. Pierre S. DuPont, Delaware, Mrs. Roger Firestone, Philadelphia, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Goodyear, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Jack Dorrance, Philadelphia. Interior Design Firms for which Harrison has worked include: McMillen Inc., New York, Irvine & Fleming, New York, Pamela Banker, briefly a senior partner of Parish-Hadley, New York. Harrison’s work is available at: www.harrisonhoward.com Phone: (619) 223-2206.

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HERBERT HOOVER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB'S MAJOR DONOR CEREMONY The Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club of St. Louis held a special announcement reception and ceremony on June 8, 2009, at the Club’s Sportsman’s Park Unit, 2901 North Grand, to honor Jack Taylor, founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Mr. Taylor, a long-time contributor to the Club, donated a $1,000,000 gift to establish an endowment fund in support of the Club’s Character and Leadership Development Programs. Photos by Black-tie St. Louis

Ed Lawlor, Robin Wahby, Marilyn Bush

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Steve Bloom, Flint Fowler, Jack Taylor, Jerry Garbutt

Ruth Kim, David Hamilton, Jill and Ed Dowd

Richard Lintz, Jane Garbutt, Judy Griffin

Doug Albrecht, JoAnn Taylor Kindle, Tom Lorum

Bill Jehling, Stephanie Garvey

Dave and Barbara Touchette

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132ND VEILED PROPHET PARADE"EVERYBODY NEEDS A VACATION"

Annie Marx, Linda Pearce, Suzanne Boyle, Cindy Coombs

Bob Schenk, parade public relations director; Susie and Bob Schulte; Charles Glenn, singer

Stormy, wet weather caused some delays, but for those who participated and attended, the 2009 Annual Veiled Prophet Parade proudly retained the tradition of the nation's most spectacular Independence Day parade. Given a year's worth of work and the thousands of individuals waiting to hit the parade route, no one wanted to let rain get in the way of maintaining this 132 year old tradition. Plus, reflecting the theme, Everybody Needs A Vacation. Photos by Black-tie St. Louis

Bill Corrington, Jay Meier, Buzz Samuel

Chachi Brennan, “Uncle Sam” Hopmeier, Stacey Wehrle

Emily Hagnauer, Christen Goltermann, Catherine Goltermann, Amy Hagnauer

Joan Noelker, Missy Hermann, Shep Hermann, Kati Hermann

His Mysterious Majesty, the Veiled Prophet, and his Queen of Love and Beauty, Elizabeth Bunn Hailand

Andy Dielmann, Payton Connolly, Finn Connolly, Susan Turner

Lisa Coulter, Kathy Hollo

Nancy Thielke, Bob Ciapciak

Alice Mane Wolter, Anne Wolter, Cathy Goltermann

Nancy Schnoebelen, James Schnoebelen, Amanda Hoffner

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SAINT LOUIS ZOO'S ZOOFARI 09

The highly popular, noble and fun-loving grizzly bears, and over 2,700 St. Louis partygoers of the same persuasion, made a grand appearance at ZOOFARI 09. This popular, creative black-tie party took place Friday, June 19, 2009, 7 p.m. until midnight, at the Saint Louis Zoo. The Zoo closed to the public after 12 noon that day to prepare for the soiree.

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Shaun Hayes, Deborah Hollingsworth, Arnold Donald, Vice Chairs

Harvey and Judy Harris, the event chairperson

Eleanor Wynn, Susan Block, Nora Akerberg, Jan Akerberg

Victoria Ferrenbach, David Samuels

David Diener, Ann Wells

Jake and Leslie Reby, Sherry and Gary Wolff.

Julie Mathes, Representative Rachel Storch, Lauren Stacye

Chuck and Susie Fandos, Linda Willig, Sandy Schonwald

John and Laurie Haffenreffer, Nancy and Leo Haas

Bob and Sally Roth, Stephanie and Mark Schnuck

Nancy and Ted Koplar

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, Melody Noel

Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Michelle Kitchens

Joe Imbs, Nancy Schnoebelen

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You read that right. I’m here to tell you that it’s time, once and for all, to stop exercising. I stopped three years ago, at least in the traditional sense. Let me explain. For many people, me included, “exercise” at a typical fitness center doesn’t work. It takes loads of time to receive any alleged “benefits,” which often turn out to be such small changes that you can barely measure them. The typical workout is also tedious. It requires you to put on work-out clothes and spend countless hours going to places where you are forced to sweat in front of people you don’t know – or worse, people you DO know – after waiting in line for the privilege. Then there’s the worry that at any moment you might fall off the stationary bicycle at mile 7,982 and die of boredom. That’s why most of us give up long before our membership expires. But no fitness regimen will do any lasting good if you don’t do it. You need something you can stick with, something that works with your schedule. Something that won’t bore or injure you.

The even better news: there’s a place in St. Louis where you can safely build strength this way under the watchful eyes of a staff that includes physical therapists, a registered nurse, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists and professional trainers. Called 20 Minutes To Fitness, it’s for people of all ages and fitness levels. With locations in Clayton and Chesterfield, it offers a solution that is so efficient, takes so little time and renders such dramatic results, you will stick with it, as I have since March 2006. In all honesty, I remain totally flabbergasted by the results I continue to achieve at 20 Minutes. I’ve lost 20 pounds, gone from a size 10 to a 4, am stronger than I was as a high school cheerleader and have just as much energy. That I am also finally doing something that protects my health is, frankly, a side benefit beyond my wildest imagining. If it requires any real measure of discipline, doing the right thing has never been my strong point.

The truth is, most of us don’t really want to exercise as much as we want the benefits that exercise delivers: We want to be physically fit. We want to slow the aging process and lower our risk of disease. We want to feel good when we look in the mirror.

Coming into to the program, I had merely hoped to get in a little better shape. Instead, I’m in the best shape of my life and feel like I’ve reversed the aging process.

What we really want, in other words, is MUSCLE. Muscle, it turns out, is the body’s master switch, the gatekeeper for long-term health. Doctors now believe that, next to quitting smoking, the single most important thing adults need to do to live longer, healthier lives is to build strength.

I want to share my success with 20 Minutes because I think it can be an important, healthy, life-changing experience for many kinds of people – those who are too busy to exercise, or think they’re too old, or too out of shape, have too many medical problems, or just plain hate exercising.

The good news is, you can build muscle without exercising – at least in the traditional sense. Thanks to scientifically based strength-building methods, it is now possible to achieve in one 20minute session what might otherwise require three hours or more a week.

If that sounds like you, I have just one thing to say: Exercise is dead. Long live 20 Minutes To Fitness. Betty Cuniberti, age 50-something

For more information on 20 Minutes To Fitness, call its studios in Clayton (314-863-7836) or Chesterfield (636-536-1504) or visit www.20minutestofitness.com.


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CAMPBELL HOUSE FOUNDATION'S "CELEBRATE THE CAMPBELL QUEST"

On Sunday, June 14, 2009, the Campbell House Foundation hosted a special annual spring garden party to not only celebrate Flag Day but also introduce Campbell House descendent Patrick MacCulloch, author of the new book, The Campbell Quest: A Saga of Family and Fortune. Mr. MacCulloch and his family, along with members of the Campbell clan from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, commemorated the book release at the Campbell House Museum.

Fritz Clifford, Don Bergmann; Patrick MacCulloch, special guest/author; Andy Hahn, Sam Clark, Tim Rohan

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Colleen Murphy, Jeanne Lindberg, Mary Potter mind the gift shop.

Nancy Tice, Ginny Rohan, Celeste Sprung, Lisa Culver

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Ann B. Rowe, Suzanne Sicher

Fritz Clifford, president of the board; Tricia Schlafly

Maureen MacCulloch, Karen Holden, Susie Hahn, Ann Delaney

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PARTNERSHIP FOR DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS' ANNUAL MEETING Nearly 500 downtown supporters attended the Annual Meeting of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis. Special features of the luncheon included perspectives on downtown’s future by SCP Worldwide and Blues Chairman David Checketts and Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III. Beyond a focus merely on attendance and records of their teams, these two sports ownership groups are playing a significant role in downtown’s revitalization with projects like Ballpark Village and restoration of the Kiel Opera House.

Jim Woodcock, Fleishman-Hillard, Peter McLoughlin, St. Louis Blues

David Checketts, Blues Hockey Owner, Bill Dewitt III, Cardinals President

Joe McKee, Paric, Robert O’Loughlin, Lodging Hospitality Management

Tim Eby, Kwmu, Stephen Smith, The Lawrence Group, Joe McKee, Paric

State Representative Rachel Storch, Gregory Daly, Collector of Revenue

Jeff Rensing, Joe Hagerty, Oates Associates

Chris McKee, Stephen Gregali

Matt Ceresia, St. Louis Business Journal, Kelly Rosenblatt, Chase Park Plaza Hotel

Susan Ryan, Jennifer Joyce, Circuit Attorney

Vern Remigher, CEO Arcturis, Richard Ward, Zimmer Real Estate Services, Skip Coburn, Bank of America

Cathy Campbell, Joe Ambrose, First Bank

Dan Buck, CEO St. Patrick Center, Marc Schreber, St. Louis Sports Commission

Pat Mercurio, Bank of America, Kim Tucci, The Pasta House Company

Photos by Black-tie St. Louis

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KATE SPADE t all started back in 1993, when Kate Brosnahan, a former accessories editor at mademoiselle, set out to design the sleek, utilitarian handbag she'd been craving for years, but couldn't ďŹ nd on the market. Along with her husband, Andy Spade, they launched Kate Spade New York. And so began a revolution in the accessories market.

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Women and fashion editors alike quickly fell for Kate's designs, which combined utility, simple silhouettes and crisp palettes. As the company grew, its core design values were reinforced by iconic logos and modern graphic elements, establishing a visual shorthand for the brand recognizable the world over. Today, Kate Spade is opening a store in Plaza Frontenac and this is a sneak peek of what you can expect.

Bon vivant mini simone in black smooth patent cowhide $345

Bisous glitter tweed deborah peacoat in charcoal & lipstick italian coated tweed $795

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Moon river long necklace in faux pearls, grosgrain, & gold plated metal $245

Long button gloves in cement & black nappa $125

Iislington daniela in black smooth, shiny goathide with patent cowhide trim $375

R radcliffe yard bow jacket in navy & mustard stripe wool cotton $455, Radcliffe yard polly kilt in mustard italian wool tweed $295

Nolan ďŹ&#x201A;at in red patent with striped enamel buckle $295

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FIRST LOOK-FALL easons was excited to catch up with Ken Downing, the fashion director for Neiman Marcus, and here is what he has to say about the upcoming season. “Striking,” “modern,” and “fresh”- these are just a few words to describe fall’s most outstanding runway looks. From the world’s couture capitals, here’s the downlow on a season of high style: Red was a fashion-show stopper and the hottest color to emerge in New York and abroad. Leggings resurfaced and were better than ever-especially when worn with cozy knits and metallic shoes. The little black dress has always been a safe bet, but today’s versions offer a twist in the form of decorative accents or accentuated shoulders (add high-impact jewelry or a handbag with hardware to make this classic all the more chic). And, Leopard roared into the scene, while the motorcycle jacket revved up denim and dresses. With so many options, the “What-to-wear?’ dilemma won't be due to a lack of great choices!

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» CREWCUTS Achieving back to school cool just got easier with the addition of crewcuts to Plaza Frontenac. Our favorites for fall are the girls' tees — with names like flamenco and flower berry and prices starting at $34, they're sure to be a hit. We also liked the Baubles — a line of accessories and jewelry that really pop. Prices start at just $8.50. Put crewcuts on the check list. Plaza Frontenac, (314) 989-0795.

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Catalog cover, Cartier New York 1920. Cartier Archives © Cartier

Her Royal Highness Princess Grace of Monaco Her Royal Highness Princess Grace of Monaco wearing matching ruby and diamond diadem, diamond necklace and bracelet. 1959. Lukomski. Courtesy of Archives du Palais de Monaco.

Prince and Princess of Monaco Prince and Princess of Monaco before their wedding, looking at a Cartier window. © Roger-Viollet

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Frame Cartier Paris, 1930 Gold, pink quartz and black enamel Ivory-plating. Portrait of Barbara Hutton on ivory-plated surface. Sold to Barbara Hutton. Nick Welsh © Cartier

The Star of the South Africa diamond A pear-shaped diamond of 47.69 carats set in a pendant brooch encrusted with oldeuropean cut diamonds and lily of the valley designs, made by Cartier New York at the end of the 1910s. Private Collection

Cartier Tiger Clip Brooch Barbara Hutton wearing her Cartier Tiger Clip Brooch, created in 1957. © Jon Brenneis / Time & Life Pictures / Getty

Clip brooch Cartier New York, special order, 1937 Platinum, cushion-shaped, baguette- and round old-cut diamonds. Two emerald drops and one emerald cabochon. Sold to Mrs. Irving Berlin 5.46 x 4.9 x 1.1 cm

Ring Cartier Paris, special order, 1934 Gold Baguette-cut diamonds Buff-top and calibré-cut rubies. One jade cabochon weighing 37.67 carats. Provenance: Barbara Hutton

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Nick Welsh © Cartier

Ring Cartier Paris, special order, 1947 Gadrooned gold and gold wire, platinum and brilliantcut diamonds. Square, faceted emeralds and one coral cabochon. Sold to the Duchess of Windsor. Jackie Kennedy.

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just like her ideals of freedom and simplicity, she can be seen wearing a Tank watch by Cartier for which she remains the American icon par excellence. On other occasions, she was also the icon of precious jewelry watches paved in fine stones, also by Cartier. Everybody wore this watch, from

Andy Warhol to Truman Capote, who used to offer them as gifts. He once famously declared to an Esquire journalist, to whom he had offered a Tank watch, “Keep it, I’ve got seven more at home!”

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Necklace Cartier Paris, 1953 Plaited gold Forty-two faceted amethyst beads, one amethyst cabochon and turquoise cabochons. Sold to Mrs. Daisy Fellowes Nick Welsh © Cartier

Daisy Fellowes One of Cartier’s most fervent American customers, Daisy Fellowes. She is pictured here wearing her Tutti Frutti style necklace made by Cartier in 1936 and a suit jacket designedby Elsa Schiaparelli. © C Beaton, Courtesy Sotheby’s

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Bracelet Cartier Paris, 1921 Platinum Round old-, single- and rose-cut diamonds Emerald cabochons and calibré-cut emeralds Natural pearls Coral Sold to Mrs. Daisy Fellowes

Ring Cartier Paris, 1948 Gold and sapphire beads. Provenance: Daisy Fellowes Nick Welsh © Cartier

Nick Welsh © Cartier

The Hope Diamond and Star of the East Diamond Evalyn Walsh McLean wearing the Hope Diamond set as a pendant and the Star of the East Diamond mounted by Cartier in an aigrette. Archives Cartier © Cartier

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aisy Fellowes, a true Cartier addict. The daughter of Duke Decazes and Isabelle Singer, heiress to the famous Singer sewing-machine fortune, Daisy Fellowes was often considered to be “the most elegant woman in the world” by magazines in the 1920s and ‘30s.


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The 69.42-carat Cartier-Burton-Taylor diamond. Cartier Archives © Cartier

Elizabeth Taylor At Elizabeth Taylor’s request, the diamond, initially mounted as a ring, was to become the pendant of a necklace created by Cartier. Cartier Archives © Cartier

Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor during the 42nd Oscar Ceremony. She is wearing the Cartier-Burton-Taylor diamond. © Bettmann/Corbis

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n 1969, at the "Scorpion Ball” in Monte Carlo organized by Princess Grace for her 40th birthday, Elizabeth Taylor appeared bedecked in a stunning diamond mounted on a necklace. A legendary addition to the history of great precious stones and known as the “Cartier-Burton-Taylor”, this diamond was given to her by her husband, the actor Richard Burton. Weighing 69.42carats, it lies in 56th place amongst the world’s largest cut diamonds. This stone of exceptional size was bought back by Cartier at an auction for a million dollars and re-sold to Richard Burton for $1,100,000 on the condition that Cartier exhibit it in New York and Chicago. Bracelet Cartier Paris, 1930 Platinum Platinum, round old- and single-cut diamonds, and forty-seven rock crystal half-disks. Sold to Gloria Swanson.

o celebrate Cartier’s 100th anniversary in America, photographer Bruce Weber has assembled Cartier I Love You, a memorable book whose proceeds will be donated to the Service Nation non-profit coalition. The book transmits an inspired vision of Cartier’s aesthetic adventure and provides an entirely new illustration of Cartier creations throughout a century of life in America. A fine connoisseur of American culture and society, Bruce Weber has transcribed the free spirit of these years throughout the pages of his book.

Extract of Cartier I Love You, a book by Bruce Weber

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hen Todd Oliverio proposed to Annie Devereux at the Zoo’s Penguin House, she said yes. And when the urban couple scouted city venues for the wedding and looked at The Fox Theatre, they said yes. They knew immediately it was the venue they wanted. And so it happened. Everything fell into place and it all occurred under the same magical roof. The scene was set for a wedding dream come true. On their wedding day, the couple’s picture glittered from the theatre marquee. Their early evening ceremony was held in the theatre’s orchestra pit (which elevates!) and its design resembled a lovely European garden, detailed with decorative boxwoods and arbor vitaes, and a fountain. Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was held in the theatre’s lobby. And when the massive theatre curtains opened at last to reveal the stage, the delighted 350 guests found their seats on stage to enjoy a 28

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sumptuous dinner. Barb Wehking of Bloomin’ Buckets had graced each of the 35 tables with blue hydrangeas, delphiniums and roses in styled stone urns. A special backdrop twinkled throughout the evening like a wall full of stars. A wedding cake from Lubeley’s was the dessert finale. Amidst her bevy of bridesmaids in blue wearing Coren Moore from Berrybridge, the bride wore an ivory gown by Priscilla of Boston from Town and Country Bridal. She and her groom shared a family table with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Devereux and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Oliverio as well as with her maid-of-honor sister and Todd’s two best men, his brothers. Having performed during the cocktail hour, songster Tom Kelly moved to the stage and circulated among the tables, serenading guests during dinner. For the after party, guests were invited back to the lobby for dancing and delighting to music performed by Arvell & Co. The couple honeymooned in Greece.

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hey were at the Four Seasons in St. Louis when Tyler Frank proposed on bended knee to Brittany Hennessey noting that nothing would make the time they were spending together more perfect than her saying “yes” to his marriage proposal. And she did. The couple’s parents Marty and Diane Hennessey and John and Jan Frank feted the couple at an engagement celebration. On May 16, the couple was married at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church. Dressed in khaki suits and vineyard vines® neckties, the nine groomsmen escorted the nine bridesmaids, including the bride’s sister Cortney as matron of honor, in white-sashed apple green gowns. The bride wore a stunning white gown from the Ultimate Bride, Chicago and a European lace veil, which was a Griesedieck family heirloom her mother Diane had also worn as a bride. Each wedding guest received a ceremony program containing a custom-crafted and tasseled bookmark scripted in verse, and two soloists also teamed up to perform a special duet. Following cocktails outdoors on a picture perfect day, as photographed by Andrew Newman, the 250 guests were escorted indoors for a country club dinner reception. Themed in soft pink, green and orange sorbet colors, the

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THE BRIDE · Brittany Hennessey THE GROOM · Tyler Frank THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Marty and Diane Hennessey THE GROOM'S PARENTS · John and Jan Frank THE CEREMONY · Our Lady of the Pillar THE FLORIST · Greg Swenson Flora THE CAKE · Sugaree THE WEDDING DRESS · Ultimate Bride Chicago THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES · The Little Black Dress THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Andrew Newman THE INVITATIONS · Barbara Hoover

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IT TAKES TWO: BRIDE’S CAKE, GROOM’S CAKE A baseball cake designed for Adam Shea.

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take-out box including noodles, veggies and chopsticks. Francie Valenta at Encore Baking Co. has had more groom cake requests in the past year than ever. In the old days, the groom’s cake was a simple chocolate confection or fruitcake. Say goodbye to those flat choices. Say hello to flair and flavor, as some brides revisit the groom’s cake design six or seven times during the wedding planning, said Valenta. One bride requested an “armadillo, done in red velvet cake” for her groom. Another chose a 14-inch “hockey puck” covered in a ganache sitting on “ice” with the bride and groom figurines dressed in a Blues jersey and waving a ‘go, team’ flag. Hockey jerseys all around the cake’s edge were lettered with the groomsmen’s names. Yet another cake was a basketball for a KU groom. Personalizing the design is a huge cake-crowd pleaser. Cake lovers take heart. Today’s wedding is likely to dish a delicious duo of very creative cakes.

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Photos: Fish, Robert George. Baseball and Duck, Richard Benkof

This groom's cake was designed for Ben Knysak as a duck decoy to honor his passion for hunting.


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n the world of interior design, matchy-matchy furniture sets are quickly becoming a thing of the past. It’s a great way to play it safe, but it can leave a room looking “blah.” Famous interior decorator and creator of Beeline Home, Bunny Williams, believes that when everything looks similar, the beauty of an item tends to fade away and produces an overall boring effect. For this reason, Williams never uses just one type of furniture in a room. Instead, she finds it much more interesting to mix finishes and materials. With this philosophy in mind, Bunny Williams often uses a tetranegra finish (a mixture of black and brown paint) to create eye-catching pieces like the Tambour Side Table. This style of finish gives the furniture depth and variation; making it very versatile in a room. For instance, the Beeline Home Tambour Side Table could easily be used in a modern or more traditional room. Add some variety to your life today! Incorporate the versatile Beeline Home collection into your home for a stunning and fabulous look.

~Sallie Kramer

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good professionally done facial is like a fashion classic – it’s never gone out of style and it always makes you look good. It’s all about healthy maintenance, not luxury. The experts recommend a facial every four to six weeks, definitely more than once a year! Aesthetician Allie Israelson at Radiance MedSpa noted that the positive effects following a facial are impacted by at-home skin care. Consider this: “You go to the gym and then you go home and eat a double cheeseburger. That is comparable to getting a facial and then going home and using a bar of soap on your skin.” No, facials are not age- or gender-discriminatory and it’s never too late, nor in some cases too early, to begin a regime. Facials can sometimes help to varying degrees with acne and rosacea, and are yet another agent in the battle against visible aging, too. Yes, exfoliation is a natural process, but deep pore cleansing and extractions smooth and sooth the skin, and most people don’t have the tools or technique to do either one correctly at home, said Israelson. Yes, use good skin care products. Consistency is key, said McCain. Get a skin routine. Sleeping in makeup once or twice, hmmm, well, you can get away with it but as a regular habit, it’s a big no. Your skin needs to breathe and wants to be hydrated. An aesthetician can help you decide what is best for your skin and suggest skin care options. “That’s difficult to do alone,” said Christie Danyluck, aesthetician at A True Spa. She also emphasizes the “good skin” mantra: please use sunscreen. The SPF factor in your makeup is not enough. Further, according to various studies, topical green tea helps prevent skin cancers, which makes it facial-icious. Yes, there is an immediate visible and tactile difference following a facial. Imagine the resulting radiance of regular facials. Grab a mirror, note the smoothness with which your makeup goes on and then get out there and put your best face forward.

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The steps in a pro facial? Here’s what Mindy McCain at Spaderma (a division of the Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center)

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• A thorough cleansing • A skin “exam” discussing conditions and what the skin needs • Granular exfoliation removes “dullness” • Steam, to open the pores, loosening and moisturizing the skin • A hand and arm massage during the steam • Extraction (not too much pressure) • Skin soothing • Facial massage • A facial mask for hydrating and purifying • A neck and shoulder massage during the mask • Applied moisturizers and sunblock • Relaxation time throughout the process

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ESTÉE LAUDER SENSUOUS GOLD FALL COLOR COLLECTION Launching in August 2009 this collection is a luminous, warm mix of shades that compliment the upcoming colder months. Skin is radiant in a soft veil of golden tones. Eyes are delicately defined in soft shades of golden amber and peach accented by rich, regal amethyst. Lips are luxuriously dressed for the season in sateen finishes of coppery nudes and supple plums. www.esteelauder.com S E A S O N S M A G A Z I N E D I G I T A L .C O M

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sage; their debut, or as it was formerly called coming out. After her debut, she would no longer be considered a child with the duties connected to that part of her life. For a young woman who is ready to leave her childhood behind, a formal celebration to announce to all— her adulthood. This traditionally is a debutante ball or cotillion. St. Louis has one of the largest and most prestigious balls in the country. The Veiled Prophet Ball or VP, as it is commonly called, was founded in 1878. A group of prominent busi-

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ness men attempted to create a feté in the likeness of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Today’s debutante balls have evolved into huge celebrations. The pageantry and costuming are unique in this country. One member of the VP organization is chosen to serve as the Veiled Prophet for a period of one year. He, donning an elaborate costume, would become “the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan." His face would be hidden by a veil adding to his mystique. There exists a secret process within the organization choosing his court of honor. Five debutantes will serve and one will be chosen as the Queen of Love and Beauty. Breaking with tradition, the VP does not require it’s debs to wear the traditional white dresses and pearls of other cotillions. Along with the Veiled Prophet Ball, there is a Catholic organization known as the Fleur de Lis. The Fleur de Lis Ball is also held in the winter season and plans are made to ensure the balls are not held on the same night. The Fleur de Lis debs


The Veiled Prophet and his Queen of Love and Beauty.

A Veiled Prophet Parade float illuminated by electric power from the Street Rail System.

are required to wear the traditional white dresses and long kid gloves. Some debutantes would “walk” and be presented to society in both balls. In the VP, the ladies are presented to the Veiled Prophet. The Fleur de Lis debutantes make their curtseys before the Archbishop, Cardinal or leading prelate at the time. The curtseys of these beautiful stars of society are carefully choreographed and practiced. Although these are the two most visible, they are by no means the only debutante balls in St. Louis. African American society has their AriyaRites of Passage Cotillion. This is sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta

This photo was taken in 1951 is of Miss Geraldine Froemke and her adoring fan Louis Denning Jr. The Occasion, Miss Froemke's debut party at Bellerive Country Club. They became engaged in 1952 and married shortly thereafter.

Alumni Association. For this event, the young women wear traditional African garments including head wraps, but all in white. St. Louis Charitable Organization also has a high profile event. These are just a few of many events held in St. Louis to Celebrate this rite of passage for young women in St. Louis. Doing research for this article was truly an enjoyable experience. I would invite ladies of quality to lunch or small groups to my home for tea to discuss their time in the sun. The remembrances of these groups were so interesting, eye opening and sometimes hilarious. Until I joined the staff of Ken Miesner’s in 1980, my

only experience with debutants was standing on Lindell Boulevard in the late 1950’s with my sisters and my mother watching the VP parade waiting for the Queen and her court. The Float resembled a large plastic corsage box. We would be so excited. “Mommy it’s the Queen, it’s the Queen.” You would have thought Elizabeth herself was on that float. Sometimes you did get the Queen’s wave. A unique aspect of these conversations was that no matter her age, each lady would insist that her year was the most fun of all years. No group had as much fun as her group. How wonderful to believe that you and

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your friends had the most fun ever! The more mature ladies, (now that’s definitely PC) would always recount the lessons that were required if you were going to “walk” that year. The descriptions of the dancing lessons brought about the most laughter. Those recounting the earlier years would remember the lessons taught at the St. Louis Women’s Club. These lessons were taught by a woman with the most mysterious name of Madame Kassan. Madame would teach many styles and many steps, but most said they could only remember the box step. There was hysterical laughter when one lady remembered Madame patting her own chest and announcing that it was time for chest to chest. “Poor boys” said one, “in those days we had no chest.” The later debs took their lessons at the Junior League. These were taught by a married couple who insisted on being called sir and madam. Some people remember them as being argumenta48

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tive and a bit tipsy. Most arguments seemed to be about who had the most manhattans at lunch. At this time the League was located behind Stix at Westroads. This will sound foreign to anyone younger then forty. Today the League has moved. Stix is now Dillards, and Westroads is now the St. Louis Galleria. There were also dining out lessons. Seated between two people one was not particularly acquainted with provided the opportunity to polish the fine art of small talk, which was considered a necessity of a proper young woman’s repertoire. While most would understand why you wiped your lips before taking a drink (for those who have not completed the course, so one does not leave lipstick half moons on the glass) this was also a time one was introduced to such exotic tools as the escargot tong or stilton shovel. During her year as a debutante, each deb and her parents would host a ball,

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dinner or other event to fulfill their social obligation to the other debs and their parents. It was always stressed that the debs of the day would be the hostesses of tomorrow. It was the expectation of the parents to stand back and allow their daughter to welcome guests, provide polite conversation, and thank each one as they left. When discussing and planning their event, most would mention the name Miss Irene Bell. The mothers and Miss Bell would plan the event, from theme, food and entertainment to party favors. The debs would complain they were never consulted about any aspect of the event. The musicians of that time most remembered were the Lester Lanin Orchestra or the dueling pianos of Russ Davis and Artie Schieler. The Lanin Orchestra would throw hats into the audience and these were treasured mementos of these wonderful times. Because of the variety of these events, a vast wardrobe of dresses,


Pretty debutantes all in a row at the 2008 Fleur de Lis Ball. Photography by Josehine Havlak and Orchid bouquets by Ken Miesner.

coats, and shoes would be required. Since acquiring this attire was such a daunting task, the niche business of personal shopper developed. All remember the tiny Meredith Engmann and the still going strong Rita Pearline, still a fixture at Neiman Marcus today. Some ladies remember the wonderful shops at Maryland Plaza; Montaldos, Peck and Peck, Lockhart’s, Vassia Sisters, and the Inner Circle. Department stores downtown had costume rooms for high-end clients. Stores such as Scruggs, Vandervort and Barney and Stix Baer and Fuller. Later along came Bill Marre’s, Helen Wolff’s, and Leppert Roos, where my dear friend Nancy Fleischaker would fit many a Deb into her special gown. Nancy is alive and

well living in her West End condo with her cat and perfectly delighted with her retirement, thank you very much. As with all things, Miss Bell would eventually retire. There was a group of ladies prepared to step into her tiny, but formidable, shoes. Names like Janet Stephens, Kay White and the lovely Virginia Trent. (I adore her). Later on the unflappable team of Betty Freeman and Mary Louise Maechling would orchestrate some of the most extravagant parties we, at Ken Miesner’s, have had the honor of being a part of. Today we work almost exclusively with the very talented Mary Hannegan Fox and a fixture of Fleur de Lis, Barbara Lipic Hoover. Some of the most memorable themes

Ken and I have participated in include a European Circus, Tropical Island theme, New York-New York, The Orient Express, several Winter Wonderlands and one party based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber play the Starlight Express. The play has the actors on skates portraying the various trains. For the party, we designed five costumes with five pair of skates and we hired five young actors to play the roles. The night of the party only four showed up. Not wanting to waste a valuable prop, I donned the costume, skates and all. Please don’t tell anyone that at 45 I skated around St. Louis Country Club on New Year’s Eve. Oops, I think I just did. So no matter what year your debut was, never forget you and your friends had the most fun ever!

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Beachfront condos and gated golf communities were over 400 years away when Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, first sighted the mainland on Easter Sunday, 1513. Claiming the land for Spain, he christened it La Florida, meaning “Land of Flowers.” Not until 1565, when Don Pedro Menendez came ashore with 600 soldiers and settlers on the Feast Day of St. Augustine, was the site settled as a village, fittingly named St. Augustine. 55 years before the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. Today evidence is everywhere of the courage and per-

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severance of the early Floridians, culminating in statehood in 1821. The Castillo Monument, built of indestructible limestone comprised of broken seashells and corals, with Fort Mose to the North and Fort Matanzas to the South, stands as a reminder of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stalwart defense against attacks from the North. St. Augustine has withstood French invasions, English attacks, a town leveling fire, a yellow fever epidemic, hurricanes, Seminole Indian uprisings and the Civil War. Not to worry. These S E A S O N S M A G A Z I N E D I G I T A L .C O M

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19th Century Cannon

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tragedies are history, although I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vouch for hurricanes or ghosts. Legend has it that lost souls haunt the hospital, drug store and jailhouse with countless supernatural occurrences. Brave tourists encounter these things that go bump in the night either by trolley, horse and buggy, Ripleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ghost Train, or, for the foolhardy, alone and on foot.

Personally, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d opt for one of the many romantic, lovely B&Bs or the old world elegance of the Four Diamond Casa Monica Hotel, a luxury hotel with modern flair, fabulous restaurants and a model T Ford to convey guests to and from ghostfree venues. This IS still Florida, so, yes, there are pristine beaches and championship golf courses in

abundance. But the real charm of St. Augustine lies in its antiquity. So, ditch the bikinis and golf clubs for a day or two, don your shorts and sandals and join the cobblestoned scavenger hunt in search of its many historical landmarks. Just keep your eyes open for ghosts. (Sorry, no photos available.)

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FISHER AND PAYKEL With over a decade of DishDrawer manufacturing, Fisher & Paykel introduces the latest addition to revolutionize your kitchen; DishDrawer Tall. Continuing with the ergonomically superior design of DishDrawer, Fisher & Paykel have found new ways to make your dishwashing experience even easier. By increasing the height of the top drawer you can now fit up to 13” plates with ease, making cleaning up after dinner parties a breeze. Contact - Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath, 314-645-6545.

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SAINT LOUIS CLOSET CO. A pantry from Saint Louis Closet Co. is a fantastic addition to any kitchen. They can create a custom space for you that will fit all of your families needs, so call today to schedule a free estimate. Available features include basket rim shelves, canned good racks, spice racks, wine racks, corner shelves, drawers, doors, vertical shelves and baskets. 314.880.9000.

NEW PREMIER PLUMBING STUDIO Premier Plumbing Studio, a division of Wholesale Plumbing Supply, is a new 6,000 square foot showroom located in the Interior Design Center of St. Louis. Product lines include Kohler (above), Dornbracht, Axor, Rohl, Grohe, Showhouse, Brizo and Hansgrohe. Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m, 314.872.9339.

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POGGENPOHL’S— SEGMENTO KITCHEN IN NEW TEAK LAVA This is the latest version of Poggenpohl’s -Segmento kitchen showing the new handleless design in new textured Teak Lava cabinetry in horizontal grain. Asymmetrically arranged wall units give the kitchen a stamp of its own. The teak melamine finish is waterresistant, making it a good choice for consumers who prefer a “wood style.” While teak trees are a tropical endangered wood, the Poggenpohl wood décor version is an environmentally-friendly wood alternative. Teak is one of the most reasonably priced cabinet door styles that Poggenpohl offers. Beck/Allen Cabinetry is the exclusive St. Louis dealer showroom for Poggenpohl. 314.677.6713 FRANKE For the first time, there is a system that creates an innovative three-dimensional work space around the sink, actively enhancing the work process. Made of high quality Cromargan 18/10 stainless steel, the rails form the basis of the system. They are easy to install and can be joined together utilizing a linking element and effortlessly remove for cleaning. The components insert into the wall rail and have the capability to withstand up to 33 lbs. The extensive selection of accessories offer customized flexibility. Contact - Baygents Company, 314-965-5250.

TWIGS & MOSS Ball and claw foot table... an updated classic. Carved wood legs with classic ball and claw feet - stained in an updated driftwood finish - topped with an acid washed stainless steel surface. Ideal for a kitchen table, writing desk or work surface. retail: $1995.00. Available at twigs & MOSS, open tues sat 10 - 5, 314-454-0447 62

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840 S. Meramec Ave · Clayton · $749,000

An idyllic garden and Palm Beach inspired in-ground pool offer soothing tranquility for this custom home with fine appointments and phenomenal kitchen. Call J. Warner

15 W. Geyer Lane · Frontenac · $1,649,000

214 N. Central · Clayton · $1,295,000

Old World charm abounds in this exceptional home situated on a park-like acre plus lot. Extraordinary finishes, both inside and out; pool and pool house. Call Joan Schnoebelen or Megan Rowe

Renovated from the sub-floor up with new job-finished hardwood floors, marble countertops, and custom cabinetry, this magnificent Old Town condo next to Taylor Park is unlike any other in Clayton. Call Bob Rosenfeld

10082 Litzsinger Road · Ladue · $1,495,000

17 Fair Oaks · Ladue · Call for Price

From the moment you enter this awesome Cape Cod home, you know you’ll find the finest in finishes, décor, and spaces. Nestled amongst tall trees on an exceptional two-plus acre lot with swimming pool. Call Joan Schnoebelen or Megan Rowe

This one-of-a-kind Beverly Nelson designed gem is lavished with innovative updates and quality finishes that emit a romantic quality brimming with Old World charm and authenticity. Call Kathy Crane

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840 S. Meramec Ave · Clayton · $749,000 507 MEADOW CREEK LN - WARSON WOODS - $599,900.

Anyou’re idylliclooking gardenfor anda Palm Beachand inspired in-ground pool offerthis If traditional very comfortable home, four-bedroom, story-and-a-half is the answer. Unique, open floorand soothing tranquility for this custom home with fine appointments plan makes entertaining with awesome, vaulted great room and phenomenal kitchen. Calleasy J. Warner pretty remodeled kitchen. Screened porch captures views of a lovely landscaped yard.

15 W. Geyer Lane Frontenac $1,649,000 11SQUIRES DEVON ROAD -· GLENDALE -·$1,100,000 35 LN - HUNTLEIGH - Call for price.

N. Central · Clayton · $1,295,000 519214 MIDDLETON COURT - KIRKWOOD - $529,000.

Great new price and plans for a custom garage A stunning environmental tapestry of over 16home acres situated providesonunparalOld World charm abounds in this exceptional a enhance this beautiful, newer-construction leled privacy this one-of-a-kind estate withand lovely park-like acrefor plus lot.splendid, Extraordinary finishes,home both inside out; pool situated a generous lot.pool Four plus and bedrooms and gardens, in-ground house, five-car, heated garage. and poolon house. Callpool, Joan Schnoebelen or Megan Rowe over 5,000 square feet of space make it very special! Call Kay Sullivan.

Charming butler’s window seats, built-in book Renovated elements from the like sub-floor uppantry, with new job-finished hardwood shelves, and corner cabinetsand addcustom to thecabinetry, Georgianthis feelmagnificent of this spacious floors, marble countertops, Old condo built bynext Higginbotham. foyer, main floor master Town condo to Taylor ParkTwo-story is unlike any other in Clayton. and awesome, vaulted great room wait to impress. Elevator provides Call Bob Rosenfeld accessibility between levels.

10082 Litzsinger Road Ladue · $1,495,000 426 WOODLAWN GROVE LN -·KIRKWOOD - $739,000.

Fair Oaks · Ladue Call for Price 976117 OLD WARSON ROAD -· LADUE - $1,199,000.

Covered flower boxes landscaping From thewraparound moment youfront enterporch, this awesome Cape and Codlush home, you know draw attention to this beautifully decorated meticuyou’ll immediate find the finest in finishes, décor, and spaces. Nestledand amongst tall lously maintained home. Pretty acre millwork and quality appointments trees on an exceptional two-plus lot with swimming pool. rival those in higher price categories. Call Joan Schnoebelen or Megan Rowe

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910 Audubon Drive · Clayton · $639,000

Classically elegant four-bedroom property combines Old World finishes with modernity. Beautiful custom kitchen, updated 111 Kendall Bluff Court - CHESTERFIELD - $599,800 bathrooms, and lovely fireplace and moldings. Call Jennifer Jeffrey or Jean Schneider. Ah…the way living should be -- simple and carefree. Experience it in this four-bedroom condo with pretty arches, wood floors, and built-in book cases. Dramatic two-story great room with window wall, first floor master bedroom, and beautiful lower level family room offer comfort and great style. And the location -- close to Faust Park and the Butterfly House -- is the best!

Call Sue McLaughlin or Katie McLaughlin.

29 Hawthorne Estates. - T & C - $1,099,000. 7418 Somerset · Clayton · $799,000

This English Tudor, situated in a sought-after neighborhood, exudes a special warmth and ambiance that makes you want to move in immediately. Outstanding great room includes marble surround fireplace and vaulted beamed ceiling. Call Karen Seigel.

15 entertaining Willowin Hill Road · Ladue · $1,100,000 Imagine this gorgeous home surrounded by an acresplendid of lush grounds besethome with large patio, pond, and This designer is comparable to awater new property but feature. finishes,charm high ceilings, moldings, bay winhas all Quality the nostalgic of anwide older residence. Incredible dows, two fireplaces, and beautifully updated gourmet kitchen addition and owner.. resort type with in-ground pool are among await the proud Call setting Renee McCaff rey the perks. Call J. Warner.

444 Chukker Valley - Ellisville - $569,000

This five-bedroom custom beauty sits on a hillside backing and siding to woods. A two-story foyer introduces delightful spaces that include a first-floor master bedroom with bay window and coffered ceiling; awesome two-story great room with illuminating wall of windows, fireplace and wet bar; and hearth room with second fireplace. 12927 Topping Est. North Dr · $679,000

An ideal home for anyone seeking a beautiful setting and distinguished, classic design. Understated elegance pervades the updated kitchen; expansive great room with marble surround fireplace and window wall; and light filled hearth room. Call Gloria Gantner. Call Sue McLaughlin or Katie McLaughlin.

1 Woodbridge Manor - Creve Coeur - $1,195,000. 7713 Gannon · University City · $530,000

The word “elegant” aptly describes this condo drenched in Words short in this enchanting home with many the finestfall millwork anddescribing finishes. Grand living spacetown features soaring ceilings, replace, and of windows that captures upgrades. Bay fiwindows adda wall appeal in the pretty living and dining aroom breathtaking view ofadorn the private patio/pool. and and built-ins all three levels.Immaculate Call Jill Malley-Cohen or meticulously maintained throughout. Call Helen Costello Andrew Malley.

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910 Audubon Drive · Clayton · $639,000 520 N. Taylor - Kirkwood - $1,775,000 Classically elegant four-bedroom property combines Old World

finishes with modernity. Beautiful custom kitchen, updated This custom-designed home is unparalleled in its classic millwork and architecture. Expansive rooms refl ect elegance and style making them perfect bathrooms, andadditional lovely fireplace Call Jennifer for entertaining. First-floor master includes a fireplace and stunning bathroom, and three bedroomsand also moldings. have their own private bath. Jeffrey or Jean Schneider. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with huge 5’ x 10’ Carrera marble island makes even the most casual gathering a “happening”. Call Helen Costello

7418 Somerset · Clayton · $799,000 15 Willow Hill Road · Ladue · $1,100,000 840 S. Meramec Avenue - Clayton - $749,000

This English Tudor, situated in a sought-after neighborhood, exudes a This splendid designer home is comparable to a new property but An idyllic gardenand andambiance Palm Beach inspired and hot for this custom home. theresidence. ultimate inIncredible special warmth that makesin-ground you wantpool to move intub offer soothing tranquility has all the nostalgic charmExperience of an older room is enormous, the master suite has a sitting room and pool are among comfort and livability enhanced with fi ne appointments -a home in which the family immediately. Outstanding great room includes marble surround addition and resort type setting with in-ground fireplace, and kitchen is phenomenal! CallKaren J. Warner. fireplace and the vaulted beamed ceiling. Call Seigel. the perks. Call J. Warner.

12927 Topping Est. North Dr · $679,000 7713 Gannon · University City · $530,000 13 Clermont Lane - Ladue - $1,995,000.

An ideal home for anyone seeking a beautiful setting and Words fall short in describing this enchanting town home with many Walls of windows in this comfortably home Edith Mason brick terrace two living sides. Very large rooms distinguished, classic design. Understated eleganceelegant pervades theoverlook an enchanting upgrades. Bay windows add wrapping appeal in around the pretty and dining French doors open include an awesome kitchen thatmarble spontaneously elicits a WOW responseroom with its vastbuilt-ins opennessadorn and abundance of storage updated kitchen; expansive great room with surround fireplace and all three levels. Callspace. Jill Malley-Cohen or to aand walled patio andhearth in-ground spaCall poolGloria optimizing the magnificent setting comprised of over two acres. and window wall; light filled room. Gantner. Andrew Malley. Call Marilyn Adaire

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The 1860 cottage stands in an idyllic setting with a wrap-around porch facing the bay.

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s the story goes, the house once belonged to the Hay family of Springfield, Ill. That would be John Hay, private secretary to President Abraham Lincoln and later U.S. Secretary of State. But the more meaningful significance for one St. Louis family is that the charming lake side cottage has offered respite and relaxation as a summer getaway home for six generations.

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Windows have been added to a section of the porch and a raised sunshade lets the light in.

The living room centers around a fireplace and offers a picturesque view of Little Traverse Bay.

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Colorful cottage prints and period furniture render the rooms and hallways warm, comfortable and authentic.

Right, the current owner has upgraded the kitchen, adding nine feet to “get it up to speed,” because, as she says, “everything happens in the kitchen and dining room.”

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Nestled amid lush greenery, the house commands a panoramic view of Little Traverse Bay right off Lake Michigan at Harbor Springs, Michigan. This family is one of many who travel from Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville and other locales, including St. Louis,

to spend leisurely summers in the resort area of Wequetonsing, where cooler climes generally prevail. As much as the area, the friendships built over the years provide much of the allure. As was the order of the day, the two-story cottage is

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built on tree stumps and made of “beautiful old wood.” The original house has been updated over the years with renovations and additions but retains its historic charm with a creative blending of the old with the new in details as well as furnishings and accessories.. “Everybody has added their 2 cents over the years to make it more comfortable,” says the current owner.

Today, the cottage has two downstairs bedrooms, four upstairs bedrooms and four bathrooms, which were added a few years ago. The original one bathroom on the landing could hardly accommodate a modern family. The outhouse, however, remains intact though not in use, along with a shed that formerly served as the kitchen, now used for storage.

Above and right, in keeping with the history of the cottage, the dining room is reminiscent of a space where big family gatherings took place—and still do, making use of old family furniture and accessories.

Facing page, the two downstairs bedrooms have inviting views of Little Traverse Bay.

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The upstairs guest bedrooms carry through a theme of casual country chic.

“It’s a good, old-fashioned summer cottage. Brothers, sisters, children, people popping in and out, that’s what’s summer’s all about. It’s a typical summer resort.”

Right, a map of Grand Traverse Bay to Little Traverse Bay is used as artwork on the wraparound porch.

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he outbreak of politically charged tribal violence in Kenya that erupted early in 2008, as the result of a disputed election, has presented a serious setback for the country’s tourism and safari markets. Based on media portrayals of the violence, I had many doubts myself about safety and traveling to Kenya this summer. Luckily we arranged our safari with The Specialised Safari Company Ltd., a family business run by Mikey and Tanya Carr-Hartley, the fourth generation in the business of outfitting trips in east Africa for wageni (Kiswahili for “visitors” or tourists). The Carr-Hartley’s emphasis on presenting clients

with a very personal experience was evident from the start with Mikey’s visit to St. Louis and their empathetic yet reassuring responses to our concern about the political situation. This early personal attention instilled not only confidence that we would have a safe trip, but also that we had chosen the ideal outfitters. Departing from Nairobi our family of four traveled to four distinct regions in Kenya. We first spent two nights in the desert-like Samburu region at the Sasaab Lodge, which the Carr-Hartleys built and run. We also picked up Sammy, a Samburu warrior, who would accompany us as our game spotter for the entirety of our safari. After game drives, camel rides and sun downers (having drinks and hors d'oeuvres while watching the sunset at a location often reached by hike, drive, or other means)

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COSMOPOLITAN CLAYTON Clayton's new commercial developments such as The Crescent and The Trianon make it a cosomopolitan city.

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LEISURE LIVING A luxury condo in Old Town Clayton offers a leisurely lifestyle for its owners.

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DECORATING WITH A BOLD TOUCH Interior designer Corinne Jones decorates a family room with a neutral color palette –– and the effect is simply spectacular.

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AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION An impressive collection of Victorian Majolica and Chinese Export Fu Dogs is the focal point of a country English-style family room.

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THE BRIDE Kathryn Lyndsay Staley THE GROOM Adam Bradley Galloway THE BRIDE'S PARENTS Lynn and Bill Yarger, Ted and Nancy Staley THE GROOM'S PARENTS Scott and Gail Galloway THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION Cabo Del Sol Golf Club THE PHOTOGRAPHER Gilda Badillo THE FLORIST Cabo Flowers THE CAKE Jennifer Hatton THE WEDDING PLANNER Vari Avila of Allure Event Design THE BRIDE'S DRESS Lazaro, Belle Vie Bridal Couture, Chicago THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Watters & Watters, Amore

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ate Staley had her heart set on a destination wedding. "We were married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our ceremony was at the Cabo Del Sol Golf Club on a green overlooking the beach and sea of Cortez. The reception was in the clubhouse, which was outstanding, very cool, and we had the rented the whole place for our group. Highlights of the wedding included a ceremony sunset, string trio, and a horse drawn carriage. Immediately after the ceremony, our guests remained at the ceremony site for champagne and we were entertained by a flamenco guitarist. The bridesmaids wore coral dresses and carried vibrant tropical flowers. The groomsmen wore traditional linen Mexican wedding shirts with khaki dress slacks. When it was time to leave, the guests lined and room and held white sparklers and cheered as Adam and I left. It was very cool," says Kate. She adds, "The best part about the weekend, other than marrying one another, is that our guests really made a vacation out of it for themselves. When they weren't at the rehearsal or the wedding they were either sailing, fishing, whale watching, scuba diving, swimming at the spa or lounging poolside."

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SIGNS OF SPRING Vibrant spring colors define spring's feminine fashion and accessories.

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SEASONS SPRING WEDDINGS GUIDE Seasons goes behind the scenes at Christine Broadhurst Taylor's elegant wedding in the heart of London.

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NEW LOOKS IN SPRING BOUQUETS St. Louis floral designers are creating fresh, new looks in spring bridal bouquets.

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SEASONS HOUSE & GARDEN GUIDE You'll find an incredible array of home and garden ideas for spring in Seasons' House & Garden Guide.

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COBBLESTONE GARDENS A charming pink Charleston-style home and garden in Ladue undergoes a major expansion and renovation. The results are amazing.

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The Neighborhoods You Know. The Homes You Love. INSIDE:

Ten pages of fabulous luxury homes and condominiums located throughout the Saint Louis Central Corridor. See our beautiful homes at www.janetmcafee.com.


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The Park East Tower Penthouse

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CWE l $3,650,000 4909 Laclede Avenue, Unit 2501 13 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths

Kevin Hurley Listing Agent 314.560.4977

Jim Human Listing Agent 314.795.9839

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Gail Gerchen Listing Agent 314.640.5456


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The Dwight F. Davis Residence

Kevin Hurley Listing Agent 314.560.4977

CWE l $2,599,000 16 Portland Place 26 Rooms, 8 Bedrooms, 9 Baths

Jim Human Listing Agent 314.795.9839

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Frontenac FRONTENAC l $2,675,000 3 Georgian Acres 12 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Baths Heidi Long 314.308.2283

Ladue LADUE l $2,295,000 15 Dromara Road 12 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Baths Heidi Long 314.308.2283

Town & Country TOWN & COUNTRY l $1,699,000 9 Roclare Lane 12 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths Heidi Long 314.308.2283

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Ladue LADUE l $2,499,000 26 Clermont Lane 15 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Baths Joanne Barkley 314.954.1825

Ladue LADUE l $1,325,000 12 Dromara Road 11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Carol Klein 314.517.1100 Bert Boyce 314.518.6528

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CLAYTON I From $2,100,000 The Plaza in Clayton Preview Two Impressive New Displays. Call for a private appointment or visit on Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Carol Sunshine Listing Agent 314.749.4803

David Joyner Listing Agent 314.308.0216

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TOP l $2,200,000 Unit 1303, The Plaza in Clayton 7 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Carol Sunshine, Listing Agent David Joyner, Listing Agent

BOTTOM l $1,495,000 Unit 1503, The Plaza in Clayton 9 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Carol Sunshine, Listing Agent David Joyner, Listing Agent


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HUNTLEIGH l Price Upon Request 1 Squires Lane 16 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Baths Gai Lowell 314.983.2204 Susan Holden 314.983.2210 Sarah Bakewell 314.983.2102

LADUE l $2,600,000 41 Glen Eagles Drive 11 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 6 Baths Susan Holden 314.983.2210

LADUE l $1,975,000 700 South Price Road 12 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Sarah Bakewell 314.983.2102

WEBSTER GROVES l $1,490,000 541 Sheffield Avenue 13 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Susan Holden 314.983.2210

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LADUE l $625,000 9675 Ladue Road 8 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Sarah Bakewell 314.983.2102


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CLAYTON l $1,175,000 Unit 10E, Maryland Walk 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Marda Gatewood 314.277.7359

LADUE l $899,000 30 Dunleith Drive 11 Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths Julie Lane 314.303.6504

LADUE l $799,000 4 Glen Forest 7 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Marda Gatewood 314.277.7359

CLAYTON l $549,500 7508 A York Drive 9 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Duncan Andrews 314.307.1737 May Brown Reay 314.306.0523

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UNIVERSITY CITY l $459,000 7705 Gannon Avenue 6 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths Marda Gatewood 314.277.7359


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Sophisticated Living on 1.8 Acres

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LADUE l $2,300,000 1 Mayfair Road 13 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths

Tricia Kolbrener Listing Agent 314.504.5564

Megan Holekamp Listing Agent 314.703.1415

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Ladue

Estate Living On 3 Glorious Acres

Steven Johnston Listing Agent 314.498.1767

LADUE l $2,700,000 10048 Litzsinger Road 14 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 8 Baths

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WILLIAM OH S Jim Howard, CKD, CBD at Glen Alspaugh Kitchens, created compact work zones to allow for work areas and traffic patterns. Because French furniture-style cabinetry was requested, Howard used Wm Ohs timeless handmade cabinetry with Tuscan and French Country door styles; the former in shadow finishes, the latter in an etched ivory finish. To make it aesthetic and functional without appearing overly large, the island was made into sections: a table end, a prep zone and a cutting surface, with different countertop materials to differentiate each space. Contact Glen Alspaugh Kitchens & Baths at 314-993-6644, glenalspaughkitchens.com

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A custom kitchen designed by Jenny Siebert at Callier & Thompson aesthetically combines varying textures, including stone work surrounding the cooking space, rustic alder cabinetry by CWP, a slate backsplash, an oak floor and granite countertops. Varied lighting fixtures and the beamed-ceiling detail enhance the work and gathering spaces. Glass door cupboards allow a peek into their contents while adding depth over the desk area.


This Callier & Thompson kitchen designed by Jenny Siebert puts an accent on “transition” as the kitchen turns into hearth room where shuttered windows and wet-bar cabinetry in a black rub-through echo the kitchen’s own CWP lyptus wood cabinetry with a black glaze and over-the-sink shutters. The warm and coziness of the rooms is unified by the warm wood floors and dark-hued details including the granite countertops and fixtures. www.callierandthompson.com

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FINDING THE PERFECT HOME AT THE RIGHT PRICE ONE FAMILY AT A TIME.

23 Countryside Lane

5 Tamarack Drive

211 Clion Lane

To be built

To be built

Frontenac a $2,395,000

Ladue a $1,469,000

Creve Coeur a $1,369,000

5 Vouga Lane

37 Daryl Lane

20 Morwood Lane

Ladue a $1,075,000

Ladue a $1,095,000

Creve Coeur a $949,900

8 Morwood Lane

7458 Teasdale Avenue

12386 Whitworth Terrace Court

Creve Coeur a $899,000

University City a $874,900

Creve Coeur a $724,900

848 Dielman Road

15 Vouga Lane

42 Middlesex Drive

To be built

New listing

Olivette a $699,900

Frontenac a $645,000

Brentwood a $599,900

404 Hibler Woods Court

6 Narragansett Drive

8919 Hilltop Manor Drive

New listing

New listing

New listing

Creve Coeur a $549,900

Ladue a $369,900

Olivette a $328,900

Nearing Completion

Two year new

Steve Mathes Coldwell Banker Gundaker 314-503-6533 phone • 314-997-1952 fax 9651 Clayton Road • St. Louis, MO 63124 • stevemathes@realtor.com


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