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PARTY ATTIRE Good taste is...Show up in style with the best looks in party attire.

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SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW A wedding full of nostalgia leads our Holiday Wedding section.

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Skin regimens of St. Louis' top dermatologists.

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THE PERFECT PRESENT Gift ideas to cross off everyone on your list.

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CHRISTMAS IN BUDAPEST Judy Crowell visits the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace and takes in the culture.

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MODERN HOLIDAY Twigs and Moss transforms a traditional space with modern holiday decorating.

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FOOD & WINE From wine cellars to artisan cheeses, the experts weigh in.

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BOOK REVIEW: DECOR A great gift or addition to your collection; the newest books on interior design.

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e wish you a warm welcome to this Holiday Seasons. In this issue, we bring you several ideas to help you to eat, drink and be merry. Our Food and Wine section offers a diverse selection of recipes from notable chefs Charlie Trotter and Chris Bennett, who have been featured in a new cookbook authored by St. Louisan Barbara Bryant, and a recipe from chef Gerard Craft, of Niche restaurant who has recently opened Brasserie in the Central West End. We also bring you insights from the Head Sommelier at the French Laundry in Yountville, California. In the “be merry� department, Judy Crowell takes you to Budapest to celebrate Christmas at the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace and we give you exclusive access to a St. Louis home that has been transformed by Twigs & Moss for the holidays. If shopping is on your list, we have recommendations from local proprietors for presents from both near and far. As the year ends, we highlight a wedding that is full of nostalgia. As the new year begins, we offer suggestions to help you look your best. Enjoy our Holiday Issue and join us in anticipating future Seasons.

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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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THE VEILED PROPHET BALL DECEMBER 22, 2009

On December 22, 2009 the Veiled Prophet will crown this year’s Queen of Love and Beauty at the organizations 125th ball at the The Hyatt Riverfront Hotel. Founded, in 1878, the organization provides financial support and leadership for various civic projects and not-for-profit agencies as well hosts the annual Veiled Prophet Parade.

THE FLEUR DE LIS BALL DECEMBER 29, 2009 The annual Fleur de Lis Ball will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel. To date the Fleur de Lis has donated $2,552,000 to the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, and this year’s ball will continue their philanthropic efforts, donating all proceeds to the center.

THE PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS “URBAN ALCHEMY” CONCERT SERIES JANUARY 27, 2010 • MARCH 10, 2010 • APRIL 28, 2010 Held in collaboration with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Urban Alchemy Concert Series celebrates the Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark exhibition. Each program, chosen by Music Director David Robertson, and performed by members of the Saint Louis Symphony, is inspired in some way by the exhibit. Located in St. Louis’ Grand Center district in a building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando, the concert series is a not to be missed collaboration between some of Saint Louis’ treasured artists. For more information call 314-754-1850

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENS 92ND ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW JANUARY 30, 2010-MARCH 28, 2010

Inspired by a French “Butterfly’s Garden”, this year’s orchid show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens will run two weeks longer than it has in past years leaving no excuse for this exquisite display to be missed! Housing one of the largest, over 8,100 individual plants in hundreds of varieties, and historic orchid collections in the nation, the orchid show is the only occasion all year in which the gorgeous plants are brought out for public view. The show is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily, running from January 30 to March 28, 2010. For more information visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577-9400 12

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ST. ANDREW'S AGELESS REMARKABLE ST. LOUISANS 7TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

Marilyn Raphael, Rev. Dr. Joe Wilson, Liz Higginbotham, Jeanne Wilton

Rosemary Wick, Mary Alice Ryan, Michael Wick

St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors held its 7th Annual Ageless—Remarkable St. Louisans Celebration at the Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Room, Sunday, November 1, 2009. Ageless— Remarkable St. Louisans has become a special way of honoring dynamic older adults who remain an active force in the St. Louis metropolitan area. For more information about St. Andrew's Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Celebration or its programs and services, please contact Kristen Canter at 314-726-0111 or visit the website, www.standrews1.com

Fannie Bohlen; Alan E. Brainerd, co-chair; Nan Klassen, Dr. Greg Neff

Tom King; Schuyler Gott Andrews, director of development; Steve Percy, Doug Wilton

Peter Bunce, honoree; Gail Bunce; Pat and Dr. Bill Peck, honorary chairs

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Bob Neff, John Schicker

D’Arcy Elsperman; Fred Conrad, honoree, and Terry Conrad

Rev. Dr. Mark Thomas, Steve and Jean Nystrom, Gini Schreimann

Carol and Ambassador George H. Walker III, honoree; Bill and Carol James

Linda Lee, general chair; Virginia Trent, executive producer; Paul Lee, general chair

Lana Yunker, Dr. Egon Schwarz, honoree; Irene Lindgren, John Yunker

Lenore and Edwin Pepper, honorees; Millie Cain

Jim and Janet Knight

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EDGEWOOD CHILDREN'S CENTER'S IN THE VINEYARD On Saturday, November 14, 2009, Edgewood Children's Center hosted its largest annual fundraiser, In the Vineyard, at Plaza Frontenac. An evening unlike any other, this spectacular wine and cuisine tasting event showcased more than 90 wines from around the world, exquisite dishes from St. Louis' top chefs, and fabulous silent and live auctions. 500 guests attended to raise funds that will help support the programs and services provided by Edgewood Children’s Center. Photos by Black-tie St. Louis

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Barrett Erker, Mimi Mackey, Allan Ivie

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Richard and Julie Lane, Steve Johnston

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By D’Marco Farr

I have done a lot of things in my life. Played pro football. Won a Super Bowl. Done a TV show. And now ESPN radio. But here’s one thing I never thought I’d ever do: work out next to a 68-year-old grandmother. Her name is Sonja Nelson-Stough, and she is in amazing shape. She and I both work out at 20 Minutes to Fitness, a place that provides a medically based form of fitness training that takes just 20 minutes a week. But before you start thinking I have joined some sort of geriatric fitness club, let me add this: In all my years in the NFL,

Okay, I may lift a few pounds more than Sonja and most of the other folks here. But muscle failure is muscle failure. As medical research has proven again and again, achieving it is the first step to toward growing stronger and healthier – no matter what your age or physical condition. The truth is, the 20 Minute to Fitness workout can be fine-tuned for people of any fitness level – from overweight kids, to elite high school athletes, to stay-at-home moms, to timestarved professionals, to 80-year-old grandmas, to former pro athletes like me.

I never had a strength-training regimen as tough, or as effective, as this one. Don’t believe it? You can watch I’ll explain. When I played for the Rams, strength training was a numbers game. We were required to lift a certain amount of weight, a certain number of reps, three times a week. I was spending nine hours a week in a gym, building muscle, but damaging my joints. But at 20 Minutes to Fitness, the medical approach is completely different. Here, I work out on special physical therapy equipment. Everything we do is in ultra slow motion. My personal coach doesn’t really care how many reps I do, or even how much weight I’m lifting. All she is concerned about is that I achieve muscle failure – that I get to the point where I can’t lift another ounce.

a video of me doing the workout at 20minutestofitness.com, or 101espn.com. Sonja’s there, too! You’ll see what I’m talking about. To any of you skeptics out there who say you can’t possibly get fit by working out this way for only 20 minutes a week, I have only three words to say: Just try it.

NFL Super Bowl Champion and Rams’ broadcaster D’Marco Farr shares something in common with Sonja Nelson-Stough, a 68-year-old ballroom dancer from Ballwin.

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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HERBERT HOOVER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB'S WINTERMEZZO Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club hosted its annual dinner auction, Wintermezzo!, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront, Saturday, November 7, 2009. Over 500 guests attended this exciting event!

Dick Miles and Patricia Whitaker, David T. Hamilton and Ruth E. Kim

Jeff and Anita Winter

The guests enjoyed a superb dinner, silent and live auctions, cocktails and dancing to the sounds of the Mystic Voyage. Major sponsors included Anheuser-Busch, BJC, The Boeing Company, Charter Communications, Express Scripts, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, SENSE Corp and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Kathy and Tom Reeves, Colleen and Mike Maguire

Trish Noonan, Donna Block

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Beth Shipp, David Weiss

Bill Gilbert, Mike Maskus, Mark Ohlendorf

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Steve and Kelly Bloom

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Matt and Sara Civili, Shelby Schroeder, Kim Durr

Lynette Broeg, Jo Ann Hejna

Peter LeBlanc, Carl Hogan, Frank Trulaske

By Sonja Nelson-Stough

So D’Marco Farr never thought he’d be working out alongside a 68-year-old woman. Well, I can do him one better than that: I never thought I’d work out AT ALL – much less next to a Super Bowl champion. You see, for the first 65 years of my life, I hated the gym. Oh, I tried. I would tag along with my husband, Larry, when he went to play squash, intending to work out.

For the past three years, Larry and I have worked out every Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. at 20 Minutes to Fitness’ Chesterfield studio. A half hour later, we’re done for the week. And that’s a good thing. Because in addition to my golf game, I’ve got tap lessons twice a week and ballroom dance competitions to prepare for – not to mention an occasional friendly arm wrestling contest.

But I dreaded it all day long. And I was miserable the entire time. As I started thinking about retirement three years ago, I realized my attitude toward physical fitness was going to have to change. I was on the verge of having osteoporosis, and was getting a little thick around the middle. I could see where I was headed, and that’s NOT how I wanted to spend my retirement years. Then I read an article in a national golf magazine about how 20 Minutes to Fitness had changed the life of another woman who felt like I did. The rest, as they say, is history.

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.

I’m absolutely better at all of them, thanks to 20 Minutes to Fitness. My strength, my stamina, my balance and flexibility, my posture and my energy are all better than they’ve been in years. That’s what having strong muscles does for a person. More importantly, I’ve found an exercise regimen that I can stick with. I will do this for the rest of my life.

And by the way, D’Marco, whenever you’re ready for a rematch, just say the word.

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FRIENDS OF KIDS WITH CANCER'S 17TH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW AND BOUTIQUE Friends of Kids with Cancer's 17th Annual Fashion Show and Boutique on Thursday, November 5th at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton featured drinks, fun, Friends and most of all, some brave kids.

Terri Wurdack, Rick Lommel, both are board members, and Jessica Zombo

Jim & Cindy Coyle

While the total raised from the event is still being tallied, this event is different from all othersno matter how much is raised, it is still a success. The models, our special kids in treatment, had an amazing day and their smiles are all we need for success. Photos by Black-tie St. Louis

Peter & Gisela Cohen

Julie Hennon, Angela Brennan

Casey Zona, Bunne Weinhaus

Dan & Libby McLaughlin, Brad & Anne Kosem

Mary Lynne & John Wilson, Rita Gibbins, Dr. Jim Gibbons

Vic Richey, Amy & Mark Morose

Megan Gates, Mike & Michelle Mulvihill

Time for Fashion

Chris Southerland, Mike & Jane Leeker

Gary & Diane Saettle

Lily Fitzgibbon, Molly Mercurio, Shari & Bill Reller

Emily Janovec, Kathy McCadden

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SAINT LOUIS ZOO'S 18TH ANNUAL MARLIN PERKINS SOCIETY DINNER

Tim Danis, Ann Travers, Mark Travers

Steve Roberts, Cynthis Holter, Charlie Hoessle

The Saint Louis Zoo held its annual Marlin Perkins Society Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, Tuesday, November 3, 2009. The Zoo uses this major donor party to acknowledge its gratitude to the institution's significant supporters. Patrick Murphy, KETC Channel 9's venerable executive producer, served as the master of ceremonies and ring leader of the evening. Set in rolling hills, lakes and glades of Forest Park, the Saint Louis Zoo comprises one of the top attended zoos in the nation, attracting over 3,000,000 visitors each year.

Jay and Sue Marshall

Charlie and Vickie Merz

Ken and Mary Bower

Peggy Ritter, Doris Lichtenstein, Marsha Rusnack

Dr. Jeffrey Bonner, Phil, The Gorilla, Joe Ambrose

Nancy Koplar, Henriditte Bulus

Bob and Sally Roth, Dr. David and Marge Perkins

Warren and Susan Gelman

Nancy Schnoebelen, Joe Imbs

Susan and Cicardi Bruce

Paul Boba, Maureen McCarthy, Millicent Dohr, Nat Dohr

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or some brides, wedding planning begins following the proposal. For others it begins in childhood while flipping through wedding albums belonging to your mother and grandmother. For bride, Margaret Wolfner Terry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Terry, the latter was the case. Wed to Philip Locke George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip George, the bride’s day was filled with allusions to the prior matrimonies she had been enamored by as a child. Garnering inspiration from family and tradition, the bride’s goal was to, “weave the timeless elegance of the past with the present,” and what resulted was a beautiful wedding that’s every detail was accompanied with significance and history. From the bride’s wedding gown, a family heirloom worn by four other women in her family, to the wedding portraits inspired by her grandmother’s, taken by esteemed photographer Jules Pierlow, the wedding paid homage to the family history the bride so values. The decision to wear her grandmother’s dress was simple, recalls the bride, claiming, “ever since I was a little girl I knew I would someday wear the gown,” however, the journey to actually donning it on her wedding day turned out to be anything but simple. Despite being properly preserved, the dress, first worn by her grandmother and namesake Margaret Fox Wolfner in 1951, had portions which needed repairing. She remembers receiving a call one afternoon with the news that the dress may have been too delicate to repair and perhaps she should think about remaking a gown in the original’s image. 28

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She remembers, “I was on the verge of tears. Grasping for options I sat down in front of my computer and began researching gown restoration.” Her research led her to a restoration and preservation specialist in Connecticut who would be the saving grace in her quest to wear the historic gown. Luckily the restoration was a success, and after numerous trips back and forth, the dress was in perfect condition for the big day. The day was a celebration of the happy couple, who became engaged in Vail, Colorado over Labor Day weekend after Philip, known to all as Locke, proposed, presenting Margaret with a family heirloom of his own: a ring which has been in his family for four generations. The ring wasn’t the only significant thing involved in the proposal. Choosing Vail as the location for their engagement was important to Locke, says the bride. The groom spent much of his child and young adulthood vacationing there with his family, and, “he wanted Vail to mean as much to me as it does to him,” Margaret recalls. Following their nuptials at Church of the Annunziata, where the bride carried a bouquet of white dendrobium orchids and roses accented with stephanotis and mini calla lilies inspired by her mother and her grandmother’s flowers at their weddings, the happy couple celebrated with a reception at Old Warson Country Club. The day, as described by the bride was, “a dream come true.” Rich with thoughtful details, the wedding celebrated, not only the happy couple, who would go on to honeymoon in Paris, France and on the Amalfi coast of Italy, but to both of the young couple’s families and traditions.

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THE BRIDE · Rachel McLoughlin THE GROOM · Johathan Hirshberg THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Boo McLoughlin and

Peter McLoughlin THE GROOM'S PARENTS · Mimi and Gary Hirshberg THE CEREMONY · Old Warson Country Club THE RECEPTION · Old Warson Country Club THE PLANNER · Cosmopolitan Events THE CAKE · Truffes THE FLORIST · Hereford Andrew THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Karen Elshout THE WEDDING DRESS · Monique Lhuillier THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES · J. Crew THE INVITATIONS · Cheree Berry

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THE BRIDE · Patricia Kelly Size THE GROOM · Andrew Thomas Reilly THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Size THE GROOM'S PARENTS · Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reilly THE CEREMONY · All Saints Catholic Church THE RECEPTION · Old Warson Country Club THE PLANNER · Barbara Hoover THE CAKE · Truffes THE FLORIST · Ken Miesner THE WEDDING DRESS · Reem Acra THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES · Vera Wang, Berrybridge THE INVITATIONS · Vellum THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Chris Croy Photography

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THE BRIDE · Rachel Andrews THE GROOM · David Kupper THE BRIDE'S PARENTS ·

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THE BRIDE · Erin Wahl THE GROOM · Trent Englert THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Joan and Edwin Wahl THE GROOM'S PARENT · Dianne Englert THE CEREMONY · Shrine of St. Joseph’s THE RECEPTION · Missouri Athletic Club THE FLORIST · Blooming Buckets THE PLANNER · Cosmopolitan Events THE WEDDING DRESS · Tomasina THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES · Belsoie THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Westrich Photography THE INVITATIONS · Vellum

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THE BRIDE · Melissa Seidler THE GROOM · Matthew Schuval THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Michael and Alison Seidler THE GROOM'S PARENTS · Dr. David and Cindy Schuval THE CEREMONY · Four Seasons Hotel THE RECEPTION · Four Seasons Hotel THE WEDDING PLANNER · Simcha Lourie THE FLORIST · Randy Felkey, Ladue Florist THE CAKE · The Cakery THE WEDDING DRESS · Monique Lhuillier THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Tom Warwick Photography THE BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES · Bill Levkoff, Town & Country Bridal

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THE BRIDE · Jill Diederich THE GROOM · Nic Perez THE BRIDE'S PARENTS · Gene and Kim Diederich THE GROOM'S PARENTS · Victor and Karen Perez THE CEREMONY · The Shrine of Saint Joseph THE RECEPTION · Old Warson Country Club THE WEDDING PLANNER · Barbara Hoover THE FLORIST · Ken Miesner THE CAKE · Encore Baking Company THE WEDDING DRESS · Vera Wang THE PHOTOGRAPHER · Flashes Photography THE INVITATIONS · Two Blue Doors

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Make the Season Bright This holiday season use candles instead of flowers to create a lasting warmth and ambiance for your holiday parties. Our candles come in a myriad of shapes, sizes and colors, creating endless display possibilities. Point a la Ligne candles are the “Rolls Royce” of candles; synonymous with quality, longevity and creativity. In Bordeaux France, these candles are sketched, molded and poured into eye-catching wax shapes: balls, pillars, tapers, flowers, and the list goes on… After they harden, intricate details are hand-painted on the surface of the wax. To make these candles even better, they all burn clean, dripless and smokeless. Mix and match your classic taper, pillar and ball candles with Point a la Ligne red or white Rose, Camellias, and Hellebore candles to create a magnificent table winter garden. To add more drama, use glass hurricanes, candlesticks and pedestals to have a variety of heights. For a more cohesive look, repeat this candle theme around your home. Spread the holiday joy and make the season brighter with Point a la Ligne candles – available at Sallie home. ~Sallie Kramer 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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Laura Rosenzweig M.D. Laser and Dermatologic Surgery Center 1001 Chesterfield Parkway East, Suite 101 314-878-3839 EDUCATION: University of South Carolina Georgetown University and Washington University Residence in Dermatology Mohs surgery and laser fellowship at Dermatologic Surgery Center BEST SINGLE PIECE OF ADVICE I WOULD GIVE CONCERNING SKIN CARE?

“A healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition and avid sun protection, will keep your skin looking great in the years to come.” THE THREE PRODUCTS I PERSONALLY USE AND WHY?

1.) Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash: It’s non-irritating and non-drying. 2.) Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sun Block SPF 55: It’s non-greasy and does not clog pores. It also gives great coverage. 3.) Aveeno Body Wash: Great product for sensitive skin.

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e all want our skin to look its best, and who knows and cares for their skin better than experts in the field? This was the thinking which led us to contact some of Saint Louis’ most renowned skin experts to inquire about their personal skin regimens. The doctors shared the products which fill their medicine cabinets at home as well as let us in on their best singular piece of advice concerning everyday skin care.

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“Be consistent and be persistent. Patients will do products for a few weeks and then give up. It’s like going to the gym, it takes long term commitment to see results and then you have to keep going to continue to see benefits.” THE THREE PRODUCTS I PERSONALLY USE AND WHY?

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“No matter how young you are, daily sun protection is crucial, and as you age, skin-type appropriate products can help treat and prevent the unwanted changes in the skin that occur with sun exposure, age, and environmental insult.”

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"Have a board certified medical professional examine your skin and make recommendations based on your skin type and needs. Buy products that contain active ingredients to balance your PH level and build collagen which will generate healthy, firm skin."

Helen Tadjalli MD Plastic Surgery International 969 North Mason Road, Suite 100 314-878-2278 EDUCATION: University of Navarra University of Toronto University of Manitoba Post Graduate Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas MD

THE THREE PRODUCTS I PERSONALLY USE AND WHY?

1.) Skinceuticals CE Ferulic: This potent antioxidant gives my skin 8 times its natural protection from UV damage and 3 drops a day leaves my skin glowing. 2.) Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter: A unique antiaging moisturizer that helps prevent collagen breakdown. It combats skin sagging and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. 3.) PCA Skin Pigment Gel: This contains three agents to fade sun or age spots, gently exfoliates and helps prevent the deposition of unwanted color.

THE THREE PRODUCTS I PERSONALLY USE AND WHY?

1.) Obagi Foaming Gel alternating with Nia 24 Physical Cleansing Scrub: These products together effectively remove the impurities on my skin. 2.) Obagi Vitamin C Serum mixed with Obagi Elastiderm Eye Gel: These products work for anti-aging of the eyelids and upper face. 3.) Obagi Decolletage System: Works great for wrinkle and pigment control of the neck and chest.

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The Perfect Present If you’re looking for a little inspiration in putting together your holiday gift list, Seasons selects traditional and enduring holiday gifts from simple to superlative.

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ARTISAN CHOCOLATES Nadoz Cafe at The Boulevard is exclusively offering Christopher Elbow Artisan Chocolates. Gift Boxed and sold individually, these hand crafted confections make unique holiday gifts.. 314-726-3100. nadozcafe.com

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DESIGNING BLOCK Cathy Sherman Studded Hinged Bangle Bracelets are a great for any jewelry fan. With numerous gemstones to choose from they can surely cross more than one pal off your list! 314-721-4224

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LoRUSSO"S Make it easy on yourself and give a gift certificate from LoRusso's. Feel like family at the cucina for a dining experience beyond your expectations. 314-647-6222.

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THE SERVICE BUREAU This Santa Mug filled with bath products makes a great stocking stuffer. Stop by the The Service Bureau to find a variety of holiday gifts. 314-991-1104.

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DESIGNS BY ELISE Fun and fabulous crystal earrings from Designs by Elise. Available at Ladue Galleries or call 314-495-5876.

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Christmas In Budapest Story and Photography by Judy Crowell Additional photography courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

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combine with gastronomic delights such as roasted chestnuts, Hungarian pizza (toki pompos), strudels and sausages of every size and shape. All washed down with the favorite winter drink, hot mulled wine (forralt bor). Musical events, puppet shows, dance programs and Santa Claus add to the festivities. The days of Advent are celebrated every evening at 5 when colorful pieces of contemporary art are revealed behind the windows of Gerbeaud Confectionery. All to the chimes 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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The Parliament along the Danube

Central Market Hall (Vasarcsarnok)

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Gundel Restaurant

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of the glockenspiel music of concert pianist Szilvia Karaszy and the brilliance of a light show. Elegant and casual dining abound on both sides of the Danube. Gresham Kavehaz, modeled on the legendary café frequented by Budapest’s intelligentsia offers Hungarian and Mediterranean fare. Be sure to save room wherever you go for the traditional coffee, tea, hot chocolate and legendary pastries. Rezkakas for sophisticated dining and virtuoso gypsy music. For over 108 years, Gundel has pleased the tastes of such dignitaries as Queen Elizabeth and Pope

John Paul 11. Master works from Hungarian painters and a lovely garden setting add to the ambience. For casual Hungarian flavors and to run into locals, try 21 Hungarian Kitchen. I loved the eclectic, bistro feel of Deryne and breakfast at Gerloczy is a must. Important sites include the magnificent Neo-Gothic Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera House, Hero’s Square, the massive Royal Palace home to the National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, the

Gellert Baths and the grand structure of the Central Market Hall (Vasarcsarnok), a bustling place full of history and local flavor where food counters and souvenir shops are scattered amongst produce, fish and meat stalls. You could easily spend a day in any of these places…and you’ve barely made a dent in the magic of Budapest. Grab a mug of mulled cider, a forralt bor. Forge onward and upward and have a Merry Christmas, a Kellemes Karacsonyi Unnepeket!

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This custom-built home is the ultimate for entertaining with gourmet kitchen; sun room overlooking lovely pool and pool house; and lower level with home theatre and four-hole putting green. Call Nancy Percy.

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Dynamite gourmet kitchen, lots of recessed lights, skylights, and three wood burning fireplaces highlight this warm and beautifully decorated condo. Convenient, private location includes secluded, landscaped patio and courtyard. Call Jean Schneider.

25 Huntleigh Woods · Huntleigh · $1,600,000

Beautiful 2.7 acre lot sprinkled with massive, mature trees in one of St. Louis’ finest neighborhoods. Recreate the existing home or build the home of your dreams on this expansive lot. Call Linda Hodge & Tracy Sheffler.

5 Wendover Drive · Ladue · $749,900

Large rooms in this stately, Southern Colonial home make entertaining easy as does the renovated kitchen. Four bedrooms and many recent updates like closets and built-ins by St. Louis Closet Company, refinished wood floors, and a couple of new bathrooms make living here a joy. Call Suzanne Rafferty.

4 Chateau Oaks · Ladue · $2,295,000

Phenomenal maple kitchen in this sophisticated, soft contemporary, executive home is one of the most beautiful you’ll ever see. Gorgeous, wide-plank maple wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows enhance the marvelous, flexible floor plan while huge deck overlooks in-ground pool. Call Jean Schneider.

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The spherical details throughout the room, the round zebra wood table, circular light fixture, and sconces inspired the formation of a circular centerpiece.

neutral components such as pinecones, magnolia, and birch and displayed them in an unexpected way, says Pecson. Mr. Gianino decorated his home in a neutral pallet allowing the home’s furnishings, art and architecture to stand out. Pale walls highlight the deep tones of the hardwood floors and the dark exposed wood beams; dramatic artwork calls attention to the large floor to ceiling windows; and modern furniture like the lattice back dining room chairs lend a note of modernity to the traditional surroundings. In keeping with Gianino’s personal style, the holiday dÊcor utilized atypical neutral colors and natural elements to seamlessly incorporate festive decorations in the home. The central living room with its large fireplace, anchored with a massive mirror framed with numerous handmade metal flowers, a gift given to the homeowner to mark an important birthday set the tone for the living room decorations. Adorning the large mirror is a magnolia leaf garland from the south whose leaves of copper brown and crimson create dramatic effect. Adding depth and dimension to the southern garland are the sugar pine cones, hung like ornaments to spill down the mirror front toward the stone fireplace. In lieu of using traditional ribbon, Pecson kept with the natural theme and 62

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The family room walls display many pieces from the owner’s art collection, and in an effort not to distract, all that is decorated is the low bamboo coffee table, utilizing candles to accent the space.

used strands of birch bark to tie the cones in place. Resting on the hearth of the stone fireplace are two zinc urns topped with pinecone spheres. Repetitive elements, like circular shapes were utilized to create continuity throughout the home. Starting in the living room with the pinecone urns, Pecson continued the mélange/motif with three spheres of mood moss placed on and around the modern Lucite coffee table, pinecone topiaries and numerous moss wreaths near the stained glass window, and finally round vases wrapped in birch bark in the dining room. Keeping the homeowner’s personal style as well as the architectural elements of the home in mind should always inspire one’s holiday décor, Pecson says, promising that, “Decorating for the holidays with this in mind will result in a home that can be enjoyed during the season with a warmth that will embellish your holiday memories!”

Meant to be seen from above, the owner’s collection of mercury class pinecone trees is set amongst puddles of mood moss which spill from the mirrored tray on to the table with mercury glass votives, crystal candle holders and silver bowls by Michael Aram creating a sort of winter “landscape”.

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Despite its mild presence in the culinary world, Saint Louis has much more to offer than one might expect in terms of great food and wine. While exploring the most innovative and impressive names in the business, we found a number of them residing just a few blocks away.

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LOCAL WINE EXPERTS: hanging the face of St. Louis wine storage and collecting is Marc Lazar, President of Cellar Advisors: Wine Collection Services, a company dedicated to fostering successful wine collections, storage and education. Located on Dale Avenue, the local company boasts some of the most impressive tools in wine storage and collecting in the nation. From unpacking, setting up and organizing the cellar to cataloging entire collections into an online database, Lazar’s services are designed to anticipate needs and enable collectors’ interest to grow. Lazar explains that the perks of the online database, a sort of Dewey Decimal System for wine, is the ease with which his clients can get answers. Lazar explains, “the database is constantly updated and can be accessed anytime. Clients can look up what wines they currently have, and how much of it. They can see how much it’s worth and even learn when it will be best to drink.” For Lazar he sees wine as an accessible hobby, and not something that needs to be overwhelming. “Collecting wine,” Lazar says, “means you have one more bottle of wine than you plan on drinking that night.” Although he notes that this makes nearly everyone over the age of twenty-one who enjoys a glass of wine after a long day, a collector, he also believes that wine collecting is a misunderstood practice. It’s not something which has to be daunting and it doesn’t mean you need over 600 bottles, he says. His company stands by this mentality as well, offering storage units varying in size from a locker that holds ten cases to their largest which holds 1000. Should the time arrive when

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your collection exceeds your space, Lazar’ is prepared with Domaine, a wine storage facility created solely to store overflow from his clients’ cellars that comes complete with tasting rooms and full kitchens. “Saint Louis is a really great wine town. Unlike a lot of places, people in Saint Louis have room for cellars in their homes- It all starts with evaluating what you like, tasting a lot of wine and we help cultivate a collection from that point.”

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FRENCH LAUNDRY: We talked with Dennis Kelly, Head Sommelier, of The French Laundry and he offered his wine recommendations for the holidays. EGLY-OURIET, Blanc de Noirs, "Les Crayères,” Vieille Vigne, Grand Cru Champagne, Ambonnay Francis Egly is one of the most skilled winemakers in Champagne, and his vinous, terroir-expressive wines are unique and delicious.

honey and cool wet slate. The wine is enlivened by vibrant acidity and the subtle perfume of lime blossoms, and will compliment an array of seafood dishes for under $80.

This single-vineyard Champagne is made of 100% Pinot Noir, from 70 year-old vines in “Les Crayères” inside the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay. This Champagne is an expression of the vineyard's super-chalky soil, is fermented in barrel and spends 51 months on its lees.

GIACOMO CONTERNO, “Cascina Francia,” Barolo Giacomo Conterno is clearly one of the greatest names in all of Piemonte, and each and every wine that bears the Conterno label is the quintessence of “traditional” Barolo: rich, powerful, massively structured, and capable of extraordinary development in bottle.

Egly-Ouriet, “Les Crayères” explodes with aromas of raspberries, ginger, candied-nuts and crushed stones. This is a big, full-bodied wine offering dense, super-ripe red fruit flavors. Despite the wine’s size there is still plenty of focus and clarity. Lush and broad on the palate, this is a benchmark for great Pinot Noir Champagne and can be enjoyed for around $125.

WEINGUT PRAGER, Riesling, “Wachstum Bodenstein” Smaragd, Wachau Pure. Precise. Mineral. Produced in the granite hills high above the Danube River in Austria, Prager wines showcase their site-specific character, while demonstrating the complexity that proprietor Toni Bodenstein can draw out of dry Riesling and Grüner Veltliner. Planted in 1990 at an altitude of about 1,500 feet, everybody doubted that this vineyard would be able to fully ripen Riesling- except Bodenstein. Prager, ‘Wachstum Bodenstein,” Riesling is the perfect balance of power and elegance. Full-bodied and firm, with mouthfilling flavors of sweet peach, apricot, lavender

When I asked winemaker Roberto Conterno why he didn’t bottle any Barolo for two consecutive vintages in 1991 or 1992, he told me that he would not put his family name on a bottle of wine unless he expected it to drink well for 30 years or more. He explained that those two vintages would likely have lasted for only about 20 years.

While Giacomo Conterno “Monfortino,” Riserva is justifiably considered one of the world’s greatest red wines, “Cascina Francia” is often very close in quality, and can usually be found for around $120 at release. This spectacularly rich, concentrated Barolo possesses striking perfume with its aromas of rose petals, licorice, tar, and spiced red fruits. While it will reward cellaring for several decades, it is also relatively accessible within a few years. Enjoy it with Osso Bucco for a perfect wine and food experience.

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STEAMED MUSSELS WITH SAISON DUPONT: GERARD CRAFT BRASSERIE by niche Perhaps the most talented chef in Saint Louis, Gerard Craft is famous for his innovative food and interesting combinations. After tremendous success with Niche, the chef has now opened his latest restaurant, Brasserie, a more casual spot focused on pairing food with beer. We caught up with Craft, who shared one of his favorite recipes for the season with us.

STEAMED MUSSELS WITH SAISON DUPONT 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 bottle dry white wine 4 pounds of mussels 1/2 cup creme fraiche 1 teaspoon chervil minced 1 teaspoon parsley minced 1 teaspoon chives minced 1 teaspoon tarragon minced Salt and Pepper as needed In a 6 quart pot, heat olive oil over medium to high heat. Add shallots and cook for 1 minute, add garlic and wine, bring to a boil. Add mussels, cover and steam until mussels open about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove mussels from pot, reduce liquid by half, continue to cook 5 to 10 minutes. Add creme fraiche, salt, pepper, and herbs to broth, whisk together. Pour broth over mussels and enjoy! ~ Serves 4 70

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Charlie Trotter is known for taking an old favorite—here spice cake—and putting a completely new spin on it. As he wrote to us: “This fragrant spice cake is perfect as a light ending to a substantial meal or as an early course in a dessert progression. The cake can even be served as a part of a breakfast menu because it is not very sweet. This is a great makeahead preparation; the cake does not suffer in any way from being baked the day before.” If Lady apples are not available, substitute any small cooking apple. serves 9 APPLE CHIPS 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 cups water 18 paper-thin slices Lady apples or other small apples (seeds removed, but not peeled or cored) CAKE Vegetable oil or nonstick vegetable spray, for greasing pan 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for flouring pan ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice ¼ cup finely chopped fresh ginger About ½ cup milk, as needed 2 tablespoons brandy 1½ teaspoons rice wine vinegar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter ⅓ cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs ⅓ cup light molasses 1½ teaspoons baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

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Chris Bennett Who doesn’t like the comfort of homemade meat loaf? And who says meat loaf has to be made with beef, pork, or lamb? I serve this chicken loaf accompanied by soft polenta and crisp asparagus. The next day, any leftovers are sliced for sandwiches on rustic bread and dressed with a tangy sweet hot mustard and some arugula or baby lettuces. serves 4 CHICKEN LOAVES 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ cup finely chopped onion 2 pounds ground chicken ½ cup finely chopped celery ¼ cup minced Italian parsley leaves 1½ teaspoons minced garlic 2 large eggs ¼ cup milk ¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese ½ cup fresh bread crumbs

heat, bring to a simmer, and add the apple slices. Simmer until the slices are translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove the apple slices from the liquid and lay them flat on the baking sheet. Bake until the apples are thoroughly dry, 1 to 1½ hours. Carefully transfer the chips to a cooling rack. When completely cool, store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use. MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan, then line with parchment paper. In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice and ginger. Place over low heat until the juice is warm, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain MARSALA-MUSHROOM SAUCE ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 1 cup sliced white mushrooms 1 cup Marsala 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 2 tablespoons unsalted butter MAKE THE CHICKEN LOAVES: Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl and allow the onion to cool. Add the chicken, celery, parsley, garlic, eggs, milk, cheese, and bread crumbs, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Divide the chicken mixture into 4 equal portions and, with wet hands, shape into small oval loaves about 1 inch high. MAKE THE MARSALA-MUSHROOM SAUCE: Heat the oil in a large deep skillet (at least 12 inches in diameter) over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and sauté until golden.

through a fine-meshed sieve and discard the ginger. Add enough milk to the orange juice to total ¾ cup of liquid, then add the brandy and vinegar. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and continue beating until they are fully incorporated. Add the molasses and beat until well mixed. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the orange juice mixture to the batter, mixing well after each addition. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool. a Using a slotted spoon, remove and discard the garlic. Add the chicken loaves to the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. Allow to cook until golden brown on the undersides, 2 to 3 minutes, then turn and brown the other sides. Add the mushrooms and Marsala and simmer until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the broth. Cover, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the loaves registers 170°F, about 20 minutes. Transfer the loaves to a warm platter, cover with aluminum foil, and keep warm. Increase the heat under the pan to high, and boil the sauce until reduced by half, scraping up the bits on the bottom. Whisk in the butter and pour the sauce over the chicken loaves. Serve immediately. a —Both recipes are from The Bryant Family Vineyard Cookbook by Barbara Bryant with Betsy Fentress.

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FINE WINES: THE BEST VINTAGES SINCE 1900 Wine expert, and author of more than one dozen books about wine, Michel Dovaz makes his list of the finest wines of our times, providing information on each wine from its conception to the viticulture of the region it comes from. Each of Dovaz’s entries provides an extensive description of the wine, why it made his list and what about it is significant. Dovaz creates what seems like an anthropological study of each wine, providing a history of each vineyard, the conditions at certain periods which resulted in the most impressive vintages as well as notes the historical and social context the wine was developed in. Full of beautiful images from some of the most notable vineyards in the world, this book is sure to satisfy wine enthusiasts or novices. ©2009 Assouline.

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BLUE BOTTLE: MICRO-ROASTING AND SHADE GROWING Frustrated with the bad coffee he was constantly drinking while traveling as a professional clarinet player, James Freeman started roasting his own at home. Little did he know that his home-made experiments would lead him to starting, not only a new career but a movement in the coffee industry. The movement in question is artisan micro-roasting; an involved and time consuming technique of making coffee in small batches that are never preblended or left to rest and lose freshness. Freeman explains his passion for fresh coffee saying, “I feel coffee shouldn’t sit- it’s the difference between a buffet and a made to order dinner. If you want something to be truly good, it should be made specifically for them.” Thus the philosophy behind Blue Bottle Coffee was born, and it is one which is proving to be a success. The more he experimented, “the more passionate I became,” Freeman says, “and I decided I wanted to open a Roasterie.” He started by selling his micro-roasted coffee at farmers markets in the San Francisco area, and soon his dream was realized. Five years ago, Freeman’s still very popular Kiosk was opened in Hayes Valley, and two years ago his café, located in San Francisco was opened. With the growing success and attention of his micro-roasting, Freeman remains humble, choosing instead to focus on getting customers their coffee at his peak of freshness and highest level of quality. For preparation techniques and to order visit: bluebottlecoffee.net.

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INGREDIENT: MEYER LEMON The Meyer Lemon, native to China, is thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Introduced to the United States in 1908, the fruit was widely ignored by the culinary world, but is now making its mark. Used by some of the world’s most innovative chefs, like Alice Waters, co-owner of chic California restaurant Chez Panisse, the sweet and complex fruit is not to be missed.

STOCK UP YOUR CELLAR: STAR LANE STAR LANE CABERNET SAUVIGNON hen stocking your cellar this holiday season don’t forget to include a bottle or two of Star Lane Vineyard’s award winning wine, produced by Saint Louis’ own Jim and Mary Dierberg. The vineyard, located at the far eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley is famous for producing wine with an impressive terroir, a French word used to describe growing conditions and its effect on wine. With land backing up to the lower slopes of the San Rafael Mountains the vineyard has a unique landscape for growing their distinctive wines. After tasting a few, we decided that our favorite for the holiday season was Star Lane’s Cabernet Sauvignon, which has delicious notes of currant, wild blackberry and aromatic herbs like sage. A bold and sophisticated wine, it’s the perfect thing to serve your guests or to fill your glass with on a chilly holiday evening.

W PACKAGED FOR A PARTY: Located in Maplewood, Saint Louis Cellars houses some of the most affordable and delicious wine in the area. With a friendly atmosphere, Saint Louis Cellars is the perfect place to go for a gift which, like all wine will be “packaged for a party” or for a casual wine tasting. Unpretentious and really quite hip, Saint Louis Cellars helps customers choose a bottle “by the taste” and even has event space for one of kind parties.

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ARTISANAL CHEESE: LEARN FROM MERRYL WINSTEIN OF WEBSTER GROVES

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while I can’t say I am expert, I feel that I am really able to teach now.” Winstein holds classes at her home for all skill and interest levels, some classes are basic and others are more intensified, lasting all day. “I really love to teach people how to make cheese,” she says, “People are often mystified because they have heard it is hard or have tried and failed by teaching themselves from a book- where crucial steps of the process are often left out.” In her courses, Winstein stresses the approachability of cheese making, remarking how, “some people come without a speck of knowledge and they leave knowing so much, it is such a fun thing to be able to do.” Winstein encourages her pupils to explore cheese making on their own, accrediting outside resources and experimentation as part of the fun explaining; “now a days there is so much information out there, on the internet, books. I enjoy that people can take the information I provide from my class and apply it with other information, combining the lessons and explore the craft.” Most importantly, Weinstein says she enjoys, “inspiring people to realize what they can do,” whether it’s a group of school children who chose to visit her backyard instead of hold a pizza party, or a couple of neophyte cheese makers who are intimidated by making blue cheese, “it’s fun and I like revealing the secrets of how easy cheese is to make.” www.cheesemakingclass.com

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hether for a gift, or for added interest on your coffee table, this seasons newest books on interior design are quite an impressive batch. Almost impossible to choose just one, these books are sure to satisfy all interested in landscape, interior design and renovation. No matter what your personal style, inspiration will be found within the glossy pages of these impressive books.

HUE, KELLY WEARSTLER VILLA, JOHN SALADINO

Flipping through the pages of famous designer John Saladino’s Villa is an experience more than anything else. The large square book, full of beautiful photographs, is divided into sections: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape and Entertaining creating a clear, informative look at the designer’s reconstruction of a 1920s Italianate stone villa in Santa Barbara California. Saladino’s passion project of sorts provides masterful tips from landscape design to recipes. ©2009 Frances Lincoln.

STYLE AND SUBSTANCE: THE BEST OF ELLE DÉCOR, MARGARET RUSSELL

Acknowledged as one of the most impressive interior design magazines in the nation, Elle Décor has rewarded its readers with a notable new and stunning book. A compilation of impressive homes and interiors gathered from the magazine’s first two decades, the book provides 240 pages of inspirational photos and globetrotting design. ©2009 Filipacchi.

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A well known name in the industry, for her talent and at times controversial personal style, HUE is designer, Kelly Wearstler’s third book on interior design. Featuring the trendsetting designer’s most recent projects; from hotels and celebrity homes to her very own home in Beverly Hills, the book is full of beautiful, up to now, unpublished photographs. Highlighting Wearstler’s aesthetic for combining old Hollywood glamour with modernity; the gorgeous book celebrates the impact of color in Wearstler’s projects and color’s transformative power in design. Sure to inspire anyone interested in interior design, Wearstler’s latest is an impressive compilation of color, innovation and creativity. ©2009 Courtesy www.ammobooks.com.

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THE PRIVATE WORLD OF YVES SAINT LAURENT AND PIERRE BERGE

Known for his incredible talent as an arbiter of twentieth century style, Saint Laurent is also known for his privacy; however a rare look at the reticent designer’s numerous and extraordinarily decorated homes are displayed in this book. Chronicling the eight homes that the famous designer shared with his lifelong friend and business partner Pierre Berge, the lavish volume illustrates the luxurious lifestyles of the men and their impeccable style. ©2009 Vendome Press.

ROOMS TO INSPIRE IN THE COUNTRY, ANNIE KELLY

If inspiration is to be found anywhere, it will be in Kelly’s book, which brilliantly provides images from impressive decorators’ and tastemakers’ personal homes, family estates and weekend retreats. From Jonathan Adler to Steven Gambrel, Kelly presents remarkable homes which vary in design perspective, location and architecture. There will no doubt be something for everyone inside this unique book which celebrates country living and all of its pleasures. ©2009 Rizzoli. 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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AGATHA CHRISTIE AT HOME, HILARY MACASKILL

GLAMOUR AT HOME, NANCY CORZINE

A celebrated name in interior design, textiles and furnishings, Nancy Corzine presents the numerous homes she has decorated all over the nation, dividing the meticulously designed residences into Entry ways, Living and Dining Rooms, Libraries and Home Offices, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, Kitchens and finally Exterior Areas. Accompanying the inspiring images are helpful tips from the pro concerning the appropriate use of textile elements, mirrors, and so much more. ©2009 Rizzoli.

Famous for her best selling mystery novels, Agatha Christie may now have another claim to fame: her homes. The literary legend lived in numerous homes throughout her life; all chronicled in the book, and is centered on Greenway, the home Christie considered her true residence. The informative and picturesque book illustrates Christie’s Victorian style and also reveals the inspiration of the landscapes in the author’s novels. Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill, published at $40 by Frances Lincoln.

THE TAILORED INTERIOR, THAD HAYES

A brilliant designer, known for his innovative style and serene décor, Thad Hayes' new book beautifully highlights his talent for creating elegant spaces which are both refined and comfortable. On display are twenty-two residences Hayes masterfully decorated, from a Central Park penthouse to a pied-a-terre at the Pierre Hotel. With the turning of each page Hayes’ ability to embrace his clients’ varying styles while remaining true to his signature sophistication is apparent. ©2009 Rizzoli. 86

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Get insight into the life of one of the most important designers of the late twentieth century in the beautiful book dedicated, not only to Hicks’ legendary style contributions but to his private life. Written by his son Ashley, the iconic designer, who transformed interior design in the sixties, is revealed with care and pride. With gorgeous illustrations of the boldly colored interiors that made him famous, and wonderful stories about the designer’s life, this book is not be missed by any design enthusiast. ©2009 Rizzoli. 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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5 Tamarack Drive

23 Countryside Lane

7 Warson Downs Road

Under Contract

New Completed Home

To be built

Frontenac a $2,395,000

Creve Coeur a $1,500,000

Ladue a $1,469,000

37 Daryl Lane

20 Morwood Lane

211 Clion Lane

Price Reduced!

New Completed Home

To be built

Ladue a $999,500

Creve Coeur a $899,900

Creve Coeur a $799,999

16 Crosswinds

5 Bon Price Lane

16 Ladue Manor

New Completed Home

To be built

Rehab or Tear Down

Olivette a $725,000

Olivette a $649,900

Ladue a $599,900

42 Middlesex Drive

7713 Gannon Ave

225 Avery Drive

Price Reduced!

Gannon Place Town Home

To Be Built

Brentwood a $549,900

University City a $449,900

Kirkwood a $325,000

813 Payson Drive

742 Villa Place Court

564 Sarah Lane #101

Newly Rehabbed

Price Reduced!

Condo

Olivette a $275,000

Olivette a $259,000

Creve Coeur a $149,900

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