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As this issue’s special section points out, January is the time for resolutions. And while most of us probably are facing diet and exercise with renewed vigor, I doubt that cell phone usage is even on our resolutions radar. But maybe it should be— especially with the FCC reconsidering its ban on in-flight cell conversations. This latest development might make us face what we sometimes become, with the help of our cells: rude, obsessive and self-involved. I imagine everyone has noticed, at one time or another, the inappropriate places where people converse on their cells. It first hit me several years ago when I began hearing people in stores ‘talking to themselves.’ Of course, they were actually talking to others—just acting like they were by themselves. Why should I be subjected to someone else’s personal drama? I don’t even watch Maury! Then I noticed it happening on playgrounds, while parents were spending ‘quality time’ with their children. I’ve overheard stock deals, weekend plans, carpool arrangements and arguments with Mom. It’s rude and makes everyone around feel invisible (and like wanting to make the caller invisible). Then a new low emerged: the bathroom phone call. Surely I’m not the only one who’s been stuck in a stall between two cell phone conversations? Now there are the selfies people like to take, again with complete disregard for others. It might be fun for them, but it isn’t for, say, other diners at a restaurant when flashes go off. I think civility is worth adding to any resolutions list. It may be an unfashionable word, but it’s a timeless concept.

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THOMPSON FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM by tony di martino YESTERDAY, 8-YEAR-OLD MORGAN PROUDLY WORE HER RAINBOW LOOM BRACELET TO SCHOOL. The week before, she and a couple of classmates played together

with their American Girl dolls. “What’s the big deal,” you might be thinking. “Don’t all little girls do that?” Not if they have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelpmental condition that affects about one in 88 American children ... and their families. “Morgan has always been prone to fierce temper meltdowns and aggressive acting-out,” recalls her mother, Amy Riley. “For years, she didn’t want to socialize with other kids and didn’t know how to interact with them.” A couple of years ago, the Rileys took her to Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at University of Missouri, where she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. “It’s such a relief to finally understand what’s going on with our daughter,” Riley says. “The amazing team at Thompson Center gives us the help we need.” Thompson Center focuses on improving the lives of families affected by ASD and related disabilities. Launched in 2005 by Bill and Nancy Thompson, it’s a national leader in ASD care, research, professional training, community outreach and public policy. “We provide comprehensive services for more than 1,000 individuals and families annually, helping each child achieve their maximum potential,” says executive director Stephen Kanne, Ph.D. Among its many innovative research projects, Thompson Center is now testing the Autism Impact Measure (AIM), a tool that assesses the effectiveness of autism treatment. The study, made possible by a $3.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, will follow 480 children and their families for up to six months. “The symptoms of autism are so varied, and can differ so much from child to child, it can be hard to demonstrate that children are responding to behavioral and drug therapies,” says child psychologist Micha Mazurek, Ph.D., who developed the test with Kanne. AIM, a parent-input questionnaire, tracks the frequency of symptoms and measures incremental changes. “A valid, reliable, vtreatment-outcome measure can help us zero in on kids’ symptoms and find out which therapies work for them,” she notes. Early diagnosis and the right kind of intervention at every stage help individuals with ASD achieve fuller, more productive lives, Kanne notes. “The benefits of intervention are great, but the cost is high. We rely on Thompson Foundation, our fundraising arm, to support projects, programs and financial aid that make a real difference to the families we serve.” It’s in the Cards, the foundation’s annual auction event featuring St. Louis Cardinals players and coaches, is a major fundraiser. This year’s auction takes place May 15, with Mike Matheny as honorary chair. “Our ultimate goal is to improve care and quality of life for kids with autism,” says Jack Reis, a top Foundation fundraiser and frequent auction co-chair. “All parents want their children to be healthy and happy. Thompson Center works with families to give kids with ASD that chance.”

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Anyone with a few years as a Cub Scout under his belt may remember being fascinated by the heroic deeds of ‘Scouts in Action’ in Boys’ Life magazine. A frequently featured feat was pulling others from freezing water after they’d fallen through thin ice. This is a skill firefighters must learn and practice every year when the weather is right. Last month, a group

from West County EMS and Fire Protection District took the plunge at a pond in Queeny Park in Ballwin, which was frozen over, but not so much that anyone could walk or skate on it. It’s a sad story we hear all too often: Someone who doesn’t have water lifesaving skills gets pulled under trying to save someone else who fell through the ice. Firefighters already face freezing water every winter day, as evidenced by the thick coating of ice and massive icicles that fire hoses create in the aftermath of a fire. Anyone who’s driven downtown from the Daniel Boone Bridge, the western end of Chesterfield, knows that it’s, well, far. If you go the speed limit, it takes about 35 minutes. Ben Kinsey decided to walk it. This might not seem like much of a feat for some folks, so many of whom have those annoying (OK, inspiring) ‘26.2’ or ‘13.1’ stickers on their back car windows. It might not be much of a feat for Kinsey, either, who runs and works out every day. But he didn’t used to. Kinsey lost 100 pounds this year to win a wager with his brother, and took the walk to make a point: Anybody who’s out of shape can work their way back, one step at a time. By 2012, he was tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds. Throughout 2013, he dropped down to 190, a good weight for him to go on the promised ski vacation with his brother. He’d already biked 27 miles from the Missouri River to the Gateway Arch, but the long walk proved to him that losing weight by diet only is a pipe dream. Yes, eating sensibly is critical, but simply

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waiting around for pounds to melt away is pointless. It takes work, emphasizes Kinsey, which means that dreaded, three-syllable word: ex-er-cise. Just in time for the doldrums that follow the end of the holiday season comes a story that’s anything but feel-good, especially for anyone who has themselves dug deep for a Salvation Army kettle, added a few dollars to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or supported any number of other charitable efforts for the last month or so. Because We Care, a county-based consulting firm that’s supposed to help charities boost donations, is headed by someone you could call a Scrooge. Prosecutors have charged him with helping himself to more than $30,000 from the business to pay his own bills. He’s also been charged with credit card fraud, to which he’s pleaded not guilty. He told authorities the expenses were justified in part because he “works from home.” Well, OK… but who’s he really working for? Firefighters prepare for the inevitable. But some who had practiced ice-water rescues earlier in the month surely couldn’t have anticipated the real thing, so soon. The day after Christmas, a dog that had started across the ice to chase geese fell in and was struggling to stay afloat when responding Pattonville and Maryland Heights firefighters plunged into the waters of Creve Coeur Lake to fish him out. They took the frigid canine to an ambulance and warmed him up using a blanket especially designed for victims exposed to the cold. Firefighters say it’s not only a humanitarian thing to do, but dog rescues can prevent owners from venturing into icy waters in attempts to retrieve a beloved pet. Kirkwood has lifted a moratorium on development at the corner of Kirkwood and Manchester roads that the city had put in place last summer. C’mon, CVS! The city had hoped the moratorium would allow a variety of other, shall we say, innovative ideas to come to fruition for the 12-acre site. One, a commercial northern ‘gateway’ into Kirkwood, was nixed because it could have required tax assistance and the exercise of eminent domain. At any rate, on one corner of the intersection will be a CVS pharmacy (regardless of whether the county could possibly need another one of those, or yet another Walgreens location). They’re cropping up like Starbucks stores used to, before that company pulled back during the recession. There will probably be a restaurant next to CVS, although the company has not indicated what it might be. Plans for the other corner sound spicy and fresher, if going on name only: Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market.

Coco the pit bull is lucky to be alive, and her former owner is lucky that she was sentenced last month only to two days ‘shock time’ in jail. Though this is a sad story with only victims, one can question the judgment of a pet owner who puts her pet inside a cage in the bed of her pickup truck. Last May, cops stopped the woman in St. Charles after she unknowingly dragged the dog along Interstate 70. The kennel was ‘unsecured,’ police say, and Coco apparently got out, his leash somehow snagging on the trailer hitch. The dog was severely injured. The woman was charged with misdemeanor animal abuse; she told police she knew the cage had no screws to hold it together. The sentence includes two years probation and payment of an undetermined amount of veterinary bills. Looking for a way to ditch those lame resolutions you just made for 2014 for meaningful ways to guarantee a year full of challenges and possibilities? By soaking in the TEDxGatewayArch Conference, you might really get a jump on the year via a spectrum of speakers with unusual points of view that challenge your status quo. Now a global juggernaut, TED began modestly in 1984 as a California conference bringing together people from three disciplines: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Evolving from that was TEDx, a nonprofit series of local,

self-organized events that bring people together to share unique, mind-expanding experiences sure to help in business and life. Speakers are supposed to deliver the talk of their lives… in 18 minutes or less. They don’t get the hook if they flop, but they are expected to share ‘Ideas Worth Spreading.’ The keynoter is Scott Ginsberg, aka The Nametag Guy, who wears one 24/7—a social experiment that has not only landed him

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Cooper’s Hawk is the toast of the town in Town and Country. In addition to fine dining, the large space has a gourmet food shop offering everything from condiments to wine accessories. Fruit-of-the-vine fans, especially, have reason to celebrate the mid-December opening of this winery and restaurant showcasing varieties along the West Coast from California, Oregon and Washington. Producing 125,000 gallons annually, ChiTown-based Cooper’s Hawk (named for a hawk indigenous to the West), chose to locate its 13th upscale establishment, its second in Missouri, at 1146 Town and Country Crossing Drive; the company’s only other location west of the Mississippi is in Kansas City. Along with wine-of-the-month offerings, the wine club features special tastings and trips to legendary wine-producing regions. Cooper’s Hawk presently is touting a trip to the Bordeaux region of France, where many wines have an elegant nose that amuses the palate… or something like that. He’s a third of the way across the country from Washington, yet obsessed with goings-on inside The Beltway. Because he thinks everyone could and should be better informed about the political process, he produces Wake Up to Politics, a newsletter emailed daily—did I mention he wears braces? Gabe Fleisher, 12, a sixth-grader at Brittany Woods Middle School in U. City, used to send the newsletter only to his mom, then it went out to a few other family members, and now it’s taken off from there. He says he has more than 500 subscribers today, some of them in D.C.! He tries to work both sides of the aisle: While he hasn’t been fond of John Boehner, the Republican Speaker of the House, he’s also had reason for frustration with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. That is, he wrote about his displeasure with both in a post during the acrimonious budget negotiations last fall when the government had shut down. In that post, he said he didn’t trust Ted Cruz (a Republican) or Barack Obama with the negotiations, either. Gabe’s road map? The U.S. Constitution. The colors of the rubber bands anchoring wire to bracket on his braces? Red, white and blue, natch.

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DR. STUART SLAVIN, associate dean for curriculum and professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has received the

Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award for significant

contributions to medical education.The award, bestowed by the Association of American Medical Colleges, goes to only four teachers annually. Slavin was honored for spearheading a plan to restructure SLU’s medical school curriculum.

JOSH ALLEN of Companion Bakery has been spreading the word about the company’s bread and pastries nationwide. He recently visited fellow St. Louisan (and first cousin) ANDY COHEN on Watch What Happens Live, then introduced his latest creation, pretzel croissants, on The Today Show. Kathie Lee and Hoda chatted with Josh and sampled the croissants, which were created in celebration of Companion’s 20th anniversary.

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The newly restored downtown ST. LOUIS CENTRAL LIBRARY, a Cannon Design-BSI Constructors Inc. project, won numerous national

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in 2013. Kudos include the Public Sector Award from FX International Interior Design, the A+ Award from Architizer (a global architecture awards program), the National Library Building Award from American Institute of Architects and American Library Association, and the Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

St. Louis’ own CLAIRE CAMPBELL MOSELEY, daughter of Harman Moseley of STL Cinemas and his wife, Sara, recently was featured in Men’s Journal. O’Harrow Clothiers, her Los Angeles-based clothing company, was lauded for its updated spin on menswear classics, including pocket squares and button-down shirts. The company, which Moseley began after President Barack Obama admired one of her pocket squares, uses atypical materials, patterns and dyeing techniques. “Our pocket squares are 4 inches shorter than the ones your dad wore, to fit today’s trimmer suits and complement skinny ties,” Moseley explains.

recently received a $10,000 gift from UMB bank that will provide books for 100 preschoolers at KINGDOM HOUSE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER. The library is a priority project of the Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Network.


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ABOUT THE CLUB: You might think a book club made up of members from the St. Louis Chapter Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, would focus on reading about their Jewish identity, but you’d be wrong. “We started in 2008 and initially thought we’d read books the Hadassah Magazine recommends, but we’ve branched out,” member Linda Spitzer Gavatin says. “We’ve read books by Jewish authors, and we’ve read books with no connection to being Jewish.” The group has an affinity for books on history, archeology and the World War II era, and often reads books by local authors, who sometimes attend meetings to facilitate discussion. They have included Diane Bleyer, author of A Mother’s Right, and local attorney Michael Kahn, who penned The Mourning Sextant and the Rachel Gold mystery series. “Many of the books we’ve done, I probably wouldn’t have read, had it not been for book club,” Gavatin says. “And I’d be worse off for it, because we’ve read some good books.” ABOUT THE BOOK: Standing Up: A Memoir of a Funny (Not Always) Life by Marion Grodin, daughter of comedian Charles Grodin, chronicles Grodin’s life as a comedian and screenwriter, her fight with breast cancer, a divorce, and various addictions (including to Haagen-Dazs ice cream). She approaches the trials of life with humor, and shows that it is possible to turn your life around from even the most dire circumstances.

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SOMETIMES LOVE TAKES YEARS TO BLOOM, but sometimes, it happens overnight. That’s how it was for Julianne Evoy, a native of Chicago, and MICDS graduate Peter Schankman. They met as freshmen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and by the next day knew they wanted to be exclusive. Five years later, just after the couple had moved to St. Louis, Peter proposed and on a balmy day in July, the couple was married. The fresh palette of Julianne and Peter’s wedding popped in the cool, elegant setting of the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis. “We wanted everything to be visual and clean with bright colors,” Julianne says. Julianne walked down a candlelit aisle toward her husband-to-be. They stood together under a chuppah, draped with the Jewish tallit used by Peter and his grandfather. Two rabbis from Temple Israel, husband and wife Amy Feder and Michael Alper, performed the ceremony together. “We met them going to a destination wedding early in our relationship,” Peter says. “It was an intimate, beautiful ceremony. Our parents stood up there with our bridal party, and everything Amy said was personal because we have a history with the rabbis.” The couple’s ketubah—the marriage contract signed by Jewish couples—was special, too. It was designed by artist James M. Smith, who is represented by Peter’s mother. “He’s an unbelievable local artist, and our ketubah is both functional and a piece of art,” Peter says. The couple currently live in St. Louis. Peter is a booking agent with Contemporary Productions, and Julianne is a music teacher at Ladue Early Childhood Center.

[ resources ] [ wedding party ] GOWN | Le Spose di Gio from L’Atelier Couture Bridal HONEYMOON | Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Cabo San Lucas CEREMONY MUSIC | Contemporary Productions–The Charles Glenn Group WEDDING PLANNER | Andi Schankman and Contemporary Productions CATERER | Four Seasons Hotel BAKER | Four Seasons Hotel FLORIST | Alex Waldbart Florist

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WHAT | Centennial Gala WHERE | The Four Seasons Hotel WHY | The culmination of a yearlong celebration, honoring the 100 years

WHAT | 11th Annual Taste of the NFL - St. Louis WHERE | St. Louis Area Foodbank - Earth City WHY | To raise money for the St. Louis Sports Commission and the

St. Louis Area Foodbank. Since its inception in 2003, the Rams have helped raise over $750,000 through Taste of the NFL. WHO | Honorary chair Rams GM Les Snead and Kara Snead, select Rams players and cheerleaders, team mascot Rampage, chefs and representatives from some of our town’s top restaurants. HIGHLIGHTS | A food and wine tasting extravaganza and the chance to meet Rams players and cheerleaders

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that Neighborhood Houses has served the children and families of our urban communities. With offices in the 5600 block of Delmar Boulevard, the organization was founded during the settlement movement in the early 20th century and is a ministry of United Church of Christ. WHO | Supporters of Neighborhood Houses HIGHLIGHTS | A dinner and auction with presentations from Carol Daniel of KMOX and honorary chairs Carol and Ward Klein, and an invocation by Rev. Steve Westbrook.

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WHAT | David Webb Trunk Show Preview WHERE | Saks Fifth Avenue WHY | To offer local tastemakers an exclusive preview of David

Webb jewelry ahead of a very special trunk show of his creations, one of only two such shows in the country WHO | Ruth Peltason, St. Louis-born writer and publisher, was the special guest of the evening, as she signed her book, David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler HIGHLIGHTS | Fashionistas selected multiple pieces to model while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

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[ ON THE TABLE ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett

[ CUCINA PAZZO ] 392 n. euclid ave. | 314.696.8400

[ amuse bouche ] THE SCENE |

Lively urban trattoria

THE CHEF |

Justin Haifley

THE PRICES |

Starters $6 to $14, pastas $11 to $16, entrees $16 to $36

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Pancetta di Pazzo, Linguini with Shrimp & Clams, Stracotto, Maine Lobster Risotto, Chicken Madeira

THIS LATEST VENTURE by the team that launched The Tavern about three years ago is a tasty little Italian number in the CWE. With the same chef as at The Tavern, Parkway grad Justin Haifley, Cucina Pazzo revamped the old Duff’s spot and is packing ’em in with its intensely flavored Italian fare. The emphasis appears to be on bold flavors, as everything we ordered was loaded with taste, but never overdone, starting with the ‘Sicilian butter.’ That’s a plateful of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping the complimentary foccaccia, and it’s dotted with crushed garlic, red pepper flakes, parmesan cheese and mustard seeds—intense and delicious. A starter of Pancetta di Pazzo ($7) came as two thick slices of slow-roasted, fat-laden belly pork, sticky-sweet with a maple and black pepper glaze. The texture— crusty on the outside, soft and fatty inside—was especially appealing. It came with a little ramekin of ‘apricot-cherry mostarda,’ a chunky relish that was both sweet and mustardy.

The pasta dishes are mid-sized—not the ginormous servings you might find in old-style Italian restaurants. But in authentic Italian style, these are i primi, or the initial part of a meal, meant to be followed by a smaller meat/fish course. Our Linguini with Shrimp & Clams ($17) had plenty of flavor—spice from the hot chili flakes, earthy pork fat from the soppressata and creaminess from the dairy base. The seafood in there was very tasty, blending well with the stronger flavors. Maine Lobster Risotto ($16) was creamy, with nutty texture and pieces of asparagus, sliced mushrooms and big chunks of lobster. Delicious and satisfying, its drizzle of truffle oil was the proverbial cherry on top. Stracotto ($19), beef shortribs with an apple-balsamic glaze, was a nice plateful of food, with its accompanying gorgonzola polenta and caramelized Brussels sprouts. Here again, there was no lack of flavor, especially from the polenta and its blue-cheesey dominance. I was especially impressed by the short ribs, which so often are too fatty to be enjoyed, but not here. These were that wonderful

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STRACOTTO | A term for Italian pot roast made with tomatoes and wine TAHITIAN VANILLA BEAN | This refers to vanilla grown in French Polynesia,

Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park

SOPPRESSATA |This is an Italian dry salami with very strong flavor, as it is made with the leftover parts of the pig, including the head.

which is thought to have been introduced to the island from Guatemala, via the travels of a French admiral.

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Pepper

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>>The food is interesting and the atmosphere is fun. I really liked the place.

Mastering Simplicity by Christian Delouvrier

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>>I enjoyed my meal here, but we had to try a couple of times to get in. Then when they did seat

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—ALEX M. OF ST. LOUIS

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blend of tender, flavorful and meaty, enhanced by the slight tartness of balsamic vinegar. The Brussels sprouts reinforced that pungency with their mild bitterness. Continuing with strong flavors, Chicken Madeira ($16) had a densely flavored wine sauce, rich and red and dotted with crimini mushrooms. The two chicken breasts were encased in prosciutto and fontina cheese, with appropriate restraint, adding the complexity of salume and dairy to the mix, without overdoing it. Meriting a mention is the Potato Crusted Scallops ($32), because they had a wonderful basil bell pepper vinaigrette that imparted a sweet-pungent character and enhanced the natural sweetness of the bivalves. An unusual potato pancake (not unlike a giant latke) teetered on top of the dish, essentially pairing scallops with hash browns—a fun idea. A dessert of Cookies and Cream ($8) offered the best of cold and crunchy, with its mini Tahitian vanilla crème brulee—very vanilla-y—and two almond cookies, two chocolate chip.

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MOST MEMORABLE MEAL

A 17-course meal with chef Roy Yamaguchi at Per Se in New York

GUILTY PLEASURE FOOD

Chewy Spree


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[ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT] [JANUARY]

by amber peterson

catherine howe opening reception

6–8 p.m. | The Philip Slein Gallery | Free philipsleingallery.com >> Howe’s use of still life illustrates the affinity between expressionism and vanitas painting. Through Feb. 15.

now–1/17 rag dolls, robots & rocketships

The Foundry Art Centre | Free | foundryartcentre.org

now–1/31 liberty of london doll collection

Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum | $5 | eugenefieldhouse.org

now–2/16 the weight of things: photographs by paul strand and emmet gowin

Saint Louis Art Museum | Free | slam.org

[ ETC. ] 1/15 upcycled mosaics

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[ MOVIES ] t&s saw it!

AMERICAN HUSTLE >> This was a highly entertaining sting movie with

quirky characters everyone is going to love. Jennifer Lawrence is hysterical as a ditsy and boozy 1970’s wife with teased hair; Amy Adams is sexy and smart as Sydney, the other woman and con artist extraordinaire. Jeremy Renner (who does not look Italian) is endearing as a big-hearted (and big-haired) Newark mayor. And best of all, is Christian Bale (bulked-up with beaucoup extra pounds) as Irving, the beer-bellied, comb-overed, gold-chain-wearing, sweetly vulnerable hustler. That said, I found it almost too cute sometimes (look how quirky I can be!), and the plot twists got confusing. But behind the elaborate scam, there is a moving serious vein, as hustlers Erwin and Sydney decide to reinvent themselves, yet again—this time into real people. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? Yes, even though it’s long (138 minutes). —D.W. VIEWED AT CHASE PARK PLAZA CINEMAS

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS >> This latest Coen brothers movie focuses on the

alienation of a New York City musician in the 1960s. The movie captures some of the cultural upheaval of the time but like its protagonist, Llewyn Davis, wanders aimlessly. I’m not really sure what ‘the message’ is, but watching a guy spending the winter walking around New York without a coat and crashing on couches can hold my interest for only so long. Llewyn is determined to ‘be more’ than his dad, who was a longshoreman— or as he says to his sister, he wants to “really live.” But by the same token, he is one of those hapless souls who misfortune seems to follow—and whose abrasiveness only exacerbates the situation. One key to his malaise is his music partner’s suicide, which no doubt added urgency to his goal. But he is simply not a likeable guy. SHOULD YOU SEE IT? As a much-talked-about film, yes. But don’t go in with high expectations. —D.W.

6:30–8:30 p.m. | Perennial’s Shop | $45 | perennialstl.org

1/15 nawbo st. louis speaker series: maxine clark, founder of build-a-bear

4–7 p.m. | Old Warson Country Club | $75–$100 | 314.954.8344

freestyle motocross: nuclear cowboyz

2 p.m. | Scottrade Center | $24.30–$46.65 | nuclearcowboyz.com >> Nuclear Cowboyz is a contemporary high-energy performance that combines traditional circus skills with a choreographed storyline.

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BAMBOO FOR KIDS! noon–5 p.m. | The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts | Free pulitzerarts.org

>>>1/11 FAMILY SCIENCE SATURDAY: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN, ON BRAINS

11 a.m.–noon | The Science Center | $10 | slsc.org The Science Center’s own neuroscientist guides kids through fun experiments about the effects of stress, learning and memory, movement and the senses.

VIEWED AT PLAZA FRONTENAC CINEMA

[ THEATER ] solemn mockeries

8 p.m. | The Midnight Company | Tower Grove Abbey space of Stray Dog Theatre | $15–$20 midnightcompany.com >> The notorious true story of the great Shakespeare forgery by Rick Creese tells the story of William-Henry Ireland, who as a teenager in 1795 became an expert Shakespearean forger. Through Jan. 18.

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The Black Rep | Emerson Performance Center at HarrisStowe State University | $35–$45 | theblackrep.org

1/11–1/12 cleo parker robinson dance ensemble with coca dance and coca’s hip-hop crew

Founders’ Theatre at COCA | $14–$18 | cocastl.org

1/18 dance concert

8 p.m. | The Big Muddy Dance Company | $15–$18 edison.wustl.edu

[ MUSIC ] 1/10 a gala night with david garrett

8 p.m. | The Fox Theatre | $30–$100 | fabulousfox.com

1/10–2/2 beethoven festival

Powell Hall | $24–$109 | stlsymphony.org

1/22 st. louis symphony concert

7:30–9:30 p.m. | The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts $10–$20 | stlsymphony.org

chuck berry

9 p.m. | The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill | $35 | blueberryhill.com >> Join Chuck for his 200th performance at the Duck Room!

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[ season of openings ]

A slew of restaurants finally opened their doors, just in time to spread holiday cheer—and give us something fun to do on those long, dark January evenings:

NATHALIE’S has opened at 4356 Lindell Blvd., in the spot where Salt (and Savor before that) tried to make a go of it. Owned by Nathalie Pettus, who also runs Overlook Farm, the new place offers fine dining fare with international touches like Bow Thai pasta, seafood in Catalan broth and Za-tar flatbread. Odd as it may sound, the space, in the former Mayer Funeral Home, has magnificent 19th-century features, a large patio and cozy rooms. 5-STAR BURGERS

unveiled its second St. Louis spot at 312 S. Kirkwood Road, in the old Culpepper’s. This one’s got a little different decor—brightly colored plaid booths, others in denim— and the menu is similar to the one in Clayton. One addition: a grown-up grilled cheese sandwich with multiple cheeses, bacon and more. And no parking woes here: there’s a big lot.

[ in the valley ]

Shoppers will have a new place to sup by the end of January when NADOZ CAFE opens a location at Taubman Prestige Outlets. The restaurant will feature the same bistro fare as at its other locations, plus handmade tables from reclaimed barn wood.

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Opened a few months ago, BLUEPRINT COFFEE on Delmar, in the U. City Loop west of Skinker Boulevard, offers espresso in style. Run by six partners, including Parkway Central grad KEVIN REDDY (’01), the artisan coffeehouse serves in Erlenmeyer flasks and other creative containers. Reddy, who majored in sculpture, cut his coffee teeth at Kaldi’s and Kayak. A few pastries—croissants and scones—-also are offered, but the emphasis here is on the art of coffee roasting.

[ great new grocery ]

FIELDS FOODS, a full-service grocery opened last week in Lafayette Square across the street from Lumen event space. Operated by JEFF RANDOL SR. and JEFF RANDOL JR., the project aims “to create healthy eating, one bite at a time,” in areas largely ignored by mainstream grocery chains, known as ‘food deserts’. This is the first Fields Foods in St. Louis, but Randol Jr. reports plans for several. In addition to mass-produced foodstuffs, the store features local, artisan, gourmet and organic items.


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LEISURE

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the Ace. POINTS SCHMOINTS THE WEST PAIRS at the local dupe picked 4. South seized the moment, trumped a ♦ in

up a nice hand with a ‘hard’ 18 points. In bridge speak, hard values are made up of Aces and Kings, soft values of Queens and Jacks. The Wests heard South open one ♠, holding the ‘hard 18.’ West made a takeout double. North bid four ♠; East passed, South passed, and West doubled again. North, having a sixth ♠ an Ace and shortness, was confident four ♠doubled would make. To make sure his side would receive the maximum score, re-doubled! East powerless and with a very weak hand, passed. West thought with two trump tricks and three other possibilities for tricks, also passed. The bidding: E S W N P 1s dbl 4s P p dbl re-dbl P p p Opening lead: ♦King The hand:

NORTH ♠ OJ9753 ♥ Q 3 ♦ 9 6 4 3 ♣ A

WEST EAST A K ♠ ♠ void K 10 7 ♥ ♥98654 K Q 8 5 ♦ ♦ J 10 7 2 K 10 6 5 ♣ ♣ 9432 SOUTH ♠ 10 8 6 4 2 ♥ AJ2 ♦A ♣ QJ87 South made short work of the play: 1. ♦ King led, 3 from dummy, 7 from East and ♦ Ace won in hand. 2. ♠ 2 from South, West King, dummy 3, East ♥ 4. 3. West knew his partner had no cards so they cashed the Ace ♠ and led the ♣ five to

hand and played the ♣ Queen.

5. West covered with the ♣ King to no avail,

South trumped in dummy and trumped another ♦ in hand. 6. South cashed the ♣ Jack, discarded a ♥ from dummy and claimed the rest of the tricks. Four ♠ doubled and re-doubled, making 5! (1480 points to North/South and a sure top). *Thanks to Susan Kilo and Jan Mackey for this month’s hand.

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Q. Kenny, when is the right time to double? If we don’t double we don’t seem to score high enough. When we are aggressive and do double, the opponents make their contract doubled! A. Years ago a great player and good friend Ron Smith said, “KB, points schmoints! Double with trumps!”

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In 2014 we’ll see more bold colors, like these Crow watches, and lots of prints, even on bottoms. Say goodbye to your black pants and add some color. 14430 Clayton Road | 636.220.9227

2 | DILLARD’S ST. LOUIS GALLERIA

Dillard’s Galleria is on trend with its new Joan Vass department. The designer emphasizes casual elegance in luxurious knits, modern shapes and gorgeous colors. 1105 St Louis Galleria | 314.725.8363, ext. 5178 Second Floor Ladies Sportswear

3 | KODNER GALLERY

We are seeing collectors become more eclectic in the styles and subject matter they acquire. Diversification allows for a broader base of knowledge, greater development of the artistic eye, and an increased potential for a collection’s appreciation. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 kodnergallery.com

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Miss Amelia Grace Ayers} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brock E. Ayers, escorted by Steven B. Humphreys f10 Miss Caroline Lee Baer} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam H. Baer Sr., escorted by Dr. Benjamin O. Akande f10 Miss Cassidy Nicole Blair} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Blair IV, escorted by Steven L. Hurster f17 Miss Bentley Carroll Boldt} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Boldt, escorted by John P. Boldt f9 Miss Elizabeth Lloyd Boyle} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Boyle, escorted by David C. Edmonds f14 Miss Rosemary Anne Burgess} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burgess, escorted by S. Whitaker Meyer f13 Miss Frances Carpenter Burkham} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Burkham, escorted by Martin Lammert V f13 Miss Darcy Erin Campbell} daughter of Mr. D. Michael Campbell and Ms. Donna M. Meier, escorted by Chris S. Goltermann f13 Miss Clare Christine Canepa} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Canepa, escorted by James R. Samuel Jr. f13 Miss Lillian Dean Cella} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Cella, escorted by John G. Cella f14 Miss Ali Nicole Humes} daughter of Mr. Richmond Coburn and Ms. Sandra Coburn, escorted by Hugh R. Law f14 Miss Maria Daria Colarelli} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Colarelli III, escorted by Kenneth A. Howard f11 Miss Eleanor Bridgewater Condie} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Condie, escorted by Spencer Finney f16 Miss Elizabeth Lacy Crawford} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Crawford, escorted by Timothy O. George f11 Miss Taylor Anne Cribbin} daughter of Mr. Daniel T. Cribbin and Ms. Stacey B. Cribbin, escorted by John Cody Wilson f12 Miss Alexandra Elena Dalton} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon F. Dalton, escorted by Ken Bower f10 Miss Katherine Falk Desloge} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Desloge, escorted by John R. Capps f8 Miss Kayla Ann Drury} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Drury, escorted by Thomas J. White f15 Miss Hadley Chandler Edwards} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards IV, escorted by John M. Howell Jr. f17 Miss Elizabeth Mary Fonseca} daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Fonseca, escorted by Charles John McEnery f13 Miss Elizabeth Caroline Fox} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fox, escorted by William F. Holekamp f8 Miss Ashley Hennessey Freeman} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Freeman Jr., escorted by Michael L Anthon f14 Miss Sydney Anne Glazer} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Glazer, escorted by Bradford K. Werner f17 Miss Taylor Lynn Glover} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Scott Glover, escorted by John Bugh f12 Miss Katherine Ann Goddard} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Goddard, escorted by Rodney D. Cooper f12 Miss Ann Bowen Goessling} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Goessling Jr., escorted by Chad Funkhouser f11 Miss Laura Ellington Hammann} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Hammann, escorted by Richard W. Klassen f11 Miss Carson Kendall Harris} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harris, escorted by John P. Stupp Jr. f17 Miss Maddison Christine Hicks} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tadd D. Hicks, escorted by Bryan Malzahn f17 Miss Elizabeth Davis Holbrook} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Holbrook Jr., escorted by M. Weldon Rogers IV f17 Miss Alyssa Blair Hustedt} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Hustedt, escorted by Larry E. Parres f17 Miss Audrey Angus Imbs} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Christopher Imbs, escorted by Robert Hermann Jr. f8 Miss Katherine Sofia Kodner} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Kodner, escorted by Paul D. Kalsbeek f17 Miss Kimberly Blair Koeneman} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford W. Koeneman, escorted by James D. Stephenson f11 Miss Elizabeth Wyatt Krane} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Krane, escorted by L. Shepley Hermann f12 Miss Kelly Suzanne Kruszewski} daughter of Mr. Ronald J. Kruszewski and Mrs. Sharon C. Lamkin, escorted by Walter R. Lamkin f12 Miss Elizabeth Carol Lindburg} daughter of Mr. A. Clinton Lindburg II and Ms. Melissa E. Lindburg, escorted by Steven C. Kenny f15 Miss Elizabeth Rose Lund} daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herluf G. Lund Jr., escorted by Dr. Thomas Nowotny f11 Miss Georgia McClintock Macon} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Macon Jr., escorted by Clark Wolfsberger f9 Miss Anna Concetta Maggiorotto} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Maggiorotto Jr., escorted by Brett A. Rufkahr f10 Miss Kelly Jean Marra} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Marra, escorted by Dr. Alan P. Wild f10 Miss Margaret Elizabeth Mauzé} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mauzé Jr., escorted by Kenneth R. Niemann f12 Miss Meghan Elizabeth McLaughlin} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick S. McLaughlin, escorted by Dr. William J. Gueck f14 Miss Katherine Jacqueline Lygon Moore} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McPherson D. Moore, escorted by Blair L. Fortner f13 Miss Morgan Ann Mullenix} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Mullenix, escorted by Fred J. Zaegel III f16 Miss Marissa Marion Janine North Murphy} daughter of Mr. Brian A. and Mrs. Nina North Murphy, escorted by H. Richard Meyers f14 Miss Megan Elizabeth Murphy} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy Jr., escorted by David L. Payne f17 Miss Maegan Kathleen Nelson} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Nelson, escorted by James F. Mauzé Jr. f14 Miss Paton Elizabeth Nix} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Nix Jr., escorted by Thomas F. George II f8 Miss Marjorie Barbara Behan Notter} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Notter, escorted by Patrick J. Behan f12 Miss Victoria Lorraine Pollvogt} daughter of Mr. Mitch Pollvogt and Ms. Jackie Pollvogt, escorted by George L. Hensley Jr. f13 Miss Megan Ann Rasche} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Rasche, escorted by Steven A. Linton f15 Miss Lillian Estie Reed} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson F. Reed, escorted by N. Timothy Ewing f17 Miss Anna Christina Reeves} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Reeves, escorted by John A. Komlos f13 Miss Elizabeth Mary Reeves} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Reeves, escorted by James B. Hagemeister f14 Miss Kelly Kristine Reilly} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Reilly , escorted by Robert S. Wachter f11 Miss Martha Jacqueline Virginia Reis} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reis IV, escorted by Raymond R. Fournie f13 Miss Grace Renate Renner} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthias D. Renner, escorted by John F. Brown f10 Miss Darci Louise Roberts} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Roberts Sr., escorted by Dennis M. Reagan f14 Miss Catherine Brady Ross} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ross Jr. , escorted by Edward Briscoe f11 Miss Katherine Anne Rottjakob} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Rottjakob, escorted by John Glickert f16 Miss Carolyn Hall Schneider} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Schneider, escorted by George F. C. Love f10 Miss Corthay Moreau Schock} daughter of Mr. William Bevis Schock and Mrs. Patience Phillips Schock, escorted by Wesley M. Jones f13 Miss Sylvie Beatrice Sherman} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Sherman III, escorted by Walter C. Reisinger Jr. f12 Miss Madeline Mullanphy Smith} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Smith, escorted by Steven L. Trulaske f14 Miss Tierney Elizabeth Spence} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Spence, escorted by William D. Rowe f16 Miss Kendal Cribbin Spooner} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Spooner, escorted by Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke f10 Miss Mary Elizabeth Abbott} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stevens, escorted by James S. McDonnell III f8 Miss Grace Kennard Streett} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Streett, escorted by William S. Boudoures f15 Miss Megan Marie Theodoro } daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Theodoro, escorted by Irl F. Engelhardt f15 Miss Sydney Marie Tomaso} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomaso, escorted by Sidney G. Holthaus Jr. f10 Miss Olivia McBride Waidmann} daughter of Mr. Richard S. Waidmann and Ms. Laura J. McBride, escorted by Gene M. Diederich f16 Miss Christianna Louis Weiss} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Weiss, escorted by David Baylis f16 Miss Demitra Anastasia Wideman} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary K. Wideman, escorted by David F. Neiers f11 Miss Devon Elizabeth Windsor} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Windsor Jr., escorted by James S. Myer f15 Miss Jordan Margaret Woodruff} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woodruff, escorted by Daniel R. Woodruff f10 Miss Claire Hampston Wright} daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Wright, escorted by David G. Plufka f16

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MIA BRENNAN

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Veiled Prophet parade from arriving at St. Louis Shriners Hospital for Children Dec. 14. Princesses, kings, elves and jesters lifted spirits by marching through the hallways, sharing snacks and bringing gifts to young patients. “I enjoy giving back to the community and to people who aren’t as fortunate as us,” says Mia Brennan, a 16-year-old junior at Villa Duchesne dressed as a butterfly fairy. Plus, she adds, “I think it’s fun to play with the little kids.” Volunteering is a Veiled Prophet tradition. Katherine Desloge, a sophomore at the University of Richmond and 2013 VP Queen, has family connections to the organization going back several generations. “I volunteered because I know it’s really important to my family,” she says. “My father and both grandfathers have used the VP to give back to the community. Through the organization, I’ve been able to do the same.” Desloge, who entertained the children at Shriners Hospital that day, also did volunteer landscape work at Rainbow Village and with Brightside St. Louis. Dressed as Glenda the Good Witch, Desloge was one of 15 girls in handmade costumes who brought a taste of the parade to Shriners patients being treated for orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Escorted by firefighters, Santa Claus made a grand entrance atop a


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ARTIST’S RENDERING OF THE FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIAL, SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN APRIL. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE VP FOUNDATION

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Frontenac fire engine. After embracing all the patients in a group hug, he led the parade march through the hospital’s first floor. The patients enjoyed cookies and milk with the VP volunteers before Santa gave out presents specially selected based on each child’s interests. Kids gasped as they unwrapped Barbies, stuffed animals, harmonicas, hats and more. “It was nice to hear so many of the kids say, ‘That’s just what I wanted,’” says John McCadden, chairman of the Veiled Prophet Outreach Committee. Serving St. Louis and spreading word about the Veiled Prophet’s annual July 4 parade were the dual goals of the event. According to McCadden, increasing awareness about the parade benefits everyone by elevating the profile of the city. “We’re trying to go out to promote St. Louis with a world-class parade on the Fourth of July,” he says. “We’d like to be as well-known as the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving.” The event certainly generated interest among the young ladies who volunteered. “Afterward, every girl asked if she could get on the list to be in the parade this summer,” McCadden says. And it sparked their interest in more community service, too. “They were surprised how much fun it was, and asked, ‘Can we do it again next year?’”

ball, a glittering gala at which accomplished young women in satin gowns curtsy before a mythical monarch. Or we think of fun-filled events like the VP Parade and Fair St. Louis (scheduled to take place in Forest Park this year). But the Veiled Prophet organization, established in 1878, actually began as a group of local business leaders who wanted to stimulate regional economic growth, promote tourism and enrich the lives of all who call St. Louis home. “Over the years, their mission expanded,” explains VP spokesperson Thomas Cooke. Today, the VP Foundation, the organization’s philanthropic arm, generates funding and volunteer support for a broad range of projects and activities designed to improve the quality of life for everyone in the city. “The illumination of Eads Bridge and, in collaboration with others, the construction of the Grand Staircase under the Arch, are just two examples of this effort,” he says. About a decade ago, the VP Foundation launched a community service initiative that includes the Maids of Honor Program. “For several years before the ball, the young women chosen as VP maids volunteer with area nonprofits, collectively spending thousands of hours doing hands-on work that makes our community a better place,” Cooke says. Working alongside their fathers and other family members, they visit children’s hospitals, paint walls and fences at public schools, do home improvements for low-income families, assist at food pantries, plant flowers and bulbs downtown, and clean up yards, parks and playgrounds around town. “The program enables these young women to meet people beyond their immediate circle, continue the tradition of community service they learned from their families, and prepare for future leadership roles.” Based on the success of the maids program, the VP Foundation is once again expanding its mission. “A survey of our members showed an across-the-board commitment to become even more involved in community service, with an eye toward major projects, events and gifts that have a lasting impact on the city,” Cooke says. “Our unique core strengths—such as expertise in mobilizing and managing thousands of volunteers on short notice, and accessing corporate, civic and political leaders for guidance and support—makes the Foundation a valuable resource for years to come.” Among the Foundation’s first projects is the Fallen Officer Memorial at the new St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department headquarters, a tribute to police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. The memorial, designed, built and maintained in conjunction with the Fair St. Louis Foundation, includes photos of and touch screen presentations about each officer. It’s scheduled to open in April. “As always with the Foundation, there’s more involved than merely giving money,” Cooke notes. “It’s about acting as a catalyst and providing guidance and leadership to initiatives that make a substantial contribution to our community. And it’s about fulfilling the promise made by our founders 136 years ago: to enrich the lives of all who call St. Louis home.” JANUARY 8, 2014

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s the court The Queen’s Supper, held Dec. 21 at the Hyatt Regency Saint Louis at the Arch, was a joyful occasion for the friends and families of the 77 young women of the Court of Love and Beauty. In this, the 129th Veiled Prophet Ball, the following were named Queen Katherine Falk Desloge’s Special Maids: Mary Elizabeth Abbott, Audrey Angus Imbs, Bentley Carroll Boldt, Paton Elizabeth Nix, Elizabeth Caroline Fox and Georgia McClintock Macon.

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{Mary Elizabeth Abbott} The granddaughter of

Mr. and Mrs. James S. McDonnell III, ‘Mimi’ goes to the University of Louisville, where she was elected president of the Hunt Seat riding team. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stevens, she is a graduate of MICDS and the niece of 1991 VP Queen Katherine Hall McDonnell.

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Katherine Falk Desloge

A graduate of MICDS, Katherine studies English/creative writing and communications at the University of Richmond. She is a member of the Honor Society and a Division 1 tennis player. Katherine served as a volunteer at Independence Center and with Habitat for Humanity in Michigan. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Desloge of Ladue.

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of Mr. and Mrs. R. Christopher Imbs, Audrey majors in English and psychology at Georgetown University. She is a graduate of MICDS, where she was co-head of the Honor Council and received varsity awards in cross country, swimming and track. Audrey has volunteered in projects in Costa Rica and locally with the BJC hospice program.

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Paton studies archeology at the University of Missouri and is a graduate of Westminster Christian Academy. She is a founding member of Children’s Hospital Youth Council and volunteered with the Today & Tomorrow Foundation. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Nix Jr. of Huntleigh.

granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fox, Elizabeth studies international affairs and business at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A graduate of John Burroughs School, her interests include piano, hiking and skiing. Elizabeth is involved with the National Charity League, from which she earned the President’s Award for devoting 100-plus volunteer hours in a single year. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Fox of Clayton.

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8 CAROLINE LEE BAER

1 KELLY JEAN MARRA 2 AMELIA GRACE AYERS

3 ANNA CONCETTA

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4 SYDNEY MARIE TOMASO

6 GRACE RENATE RENNER

7 CAROLYN HALL SCHNEIDER

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9 ALEXANDRA ELENA DALTON


11 ANN BOWEN GOESSLING 12 CATHERINE BRADY ROSS

14 MARIA DARIA COLARELLI 15 ELIZABETH LACY CRAWFORD 16 DEMITRA ANASTASIA WIDEMAN

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1 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Marra 2 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brock E. Ayers 3 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Maggiorotto Jr. 4 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Tomaso 5 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Woodruff, shown escorted by Daniel R. Woodruff 6 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthias D. Renner, shown escorted by John F. Brown 7 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David C. Schneider 8 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam H. Baer Sr., shown escorted by Dr. Benjamin O. Akande 9 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathon F. Dalton 10 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack B. Spooner, shown escorted by Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke 11 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Goessling Jr., shown escorted by Chad Funkhouser 12 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Ross Jr., shown escorted by Edward Briscoe 13 daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herluf G. Lund Jr., shown escorted by Dr. Thomas Nowotny 14 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas J. Colarelli III 15 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Crawford 16 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary K. Wideman 17 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford W. Koeneman 18 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Hammann, shown escorted by Richard W. Klassen 19 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Reilly

13 ELIZABETH ROSE LUND

PHOTOS BY THOMAS WARWICK

18 LAURA ELLINGTON HAMMANN

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1 TAYLOR LYNN GLOVER

6 MARGARET ELIZABETH MAUZÉ

2 KATHERINE ANN GODDARD 3 SYLVIE BEATRICE SHERMAN

7 ELIZABETH WYATT KRANE

8 MARJORIE BARBARA BEHAN NOTTER

5 TAYLOR ANNE CRIBBIN

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11 KATHERINE 9 ELIZABETH MARY FONSECA

JACQUELINE LYGON MOORE

10 FRANCES CARPENTER BURKHAM

16 MARTHA JACQUELINE VIRGINIA REIS

14 CORTHAY MOREAU SCHOCK

12 CLARE CHRISTINE CANEPA

18 VICTORIA LORRAINE

17 ROSEMARY ANNE BURGESS

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1 daughter of Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Scott Glover, shown escorted by John Bugh 2 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Goddard 3 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David S. Sherman III, shown escorted by Walter C. Reisinger Jr. 4 daughter of Mr. Ronald J. Kruszewski and Mrs. Sharon C. Lamkin 5 daughter of Mr. Daniel T. Cribbin and Ms. Stacey B. Cribbin shown escorted by John Cody Wilson 6 daughter of Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. MauzĂŠ Jr., shown escorted by Kenneth R. Niemann 7 daughter of Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Krane 8 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Notter, shown escorted by Patrick J. Behan 9 daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Fonseca, shown escorted by Charles John McEnery 10 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott C. Burkham 11 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McPherson D. Moore 12 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Canepa 13 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Reeves, shown escorted by John A. Komlos 14 daughter of Mr. William Bevis Schock

and Mrs. Patience Phillips Schock

15 daughter of Mr. D. Michael Campbell

and Ms. Donna M. Meier 16 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reis IV, shown escorted by Raymond R. Fournie 17 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burgess, shown escorted by S. Whitaker Meyer 18 daughter of Mr. Mitch Pollvogt and Ms. Jackie Pollvogt

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1 ASHLEY HENNESSEY FREEMAN 2 MEGHAN ELIZABETH McLAUGHLIN

6 ELIZABETH MARY REEVES 9 MARISSA MARION JANINE NORTH MURPHY JANINE NORTH MURPHY

4 LILLIAN DEAN CELLA 5 MAEGAN KATHLEEN NELSON

3 ALI NICOLE HUMES

10 DARCI LOUISE ROBERTS

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7 ELIZABETH LLOYD BOYLE 8 MADELINE MULLANPHY SMITH


11 GRACE KENNARD STREETT

12 MEGAN ANN RASCHE

13 KAYLA ANN DRURY

14 ELIZABETH CAROL LINDBURG

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1 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Freeman Jr. 2 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick S. McLaughlin 3 daughter of Mr. Richmond Coburn,

and Ms. Sandra Coburn, shown escorted by Hugh R. Law 4 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Cella 5 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Nelson 6 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Reeves, shown escorted by James B. Hagemeister 7 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy A. Boyle 8 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory R. Smith 9 daughter of Mr. Brian A. and Mrs. Nina North Murphy, shown escorted by H. Richard Meyers 10 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven C. Roberts Sr., shown escorted by Dennis M. Reagan 11 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David T. Streett, shown escorted by William S. Boudoures 12 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Rasche 13 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy M. Drury 14 daughter of Mr. A. Clinton Lindburg II and Ms. Melissa E. Lindburg, shown escorted by Steven C. Kenny 15 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Windsor Jr., shown escorted by James S. Myer 16 daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David A. Theodoro

16 MEGAN MARIE THEODORO

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1 TIERNEY ELIZABETH SPENCE

2 CHRISTIANNA LOUIS WEISS

3 KATHERINE ANNE ROTTJAKOB

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1 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Spence, shown escorted by William D. Rowe 2 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Weiss, shown escorted by David Baylis 3 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Rottjakob, shown escorted by John Glickert 4 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael C. Mullenix, shown escorted by Fred J. Zaegel III 5 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Condie, shown escorted by Spencer Finney 6 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Wright, shown escorted by David G. Plufka 7 daughter of Mr. Richard S. Waidmann

and Ms. Laura J. McBride, shown escorted by Gene M. Diederich 8 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Hustedt, shown escorted by Larry E. Parres 9 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Blair IV, shown escorted by Steven L. Hurster 10 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tadd D. Hicks, shown escorted by Bryan Malzahn 11 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Holbrook Jr., shown escorted by M. Weldon Rogers IV 12 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Glazer, shown escorted by Bradford K. Werner 13 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson F. Reed, shown escorted by N. Timothy Ewing 14 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Murphy Jr., shown escorted by David L. Payne 15 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Harris, shown escorted by John P. Stupp Jr. 16 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Edwards IV, shown escorted by John M. Howell Jr. 17 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Kodner, shown escorted by Paul D. Kalsbeek

5 ELEANOR BRIDGEWATER CONDIE

4 MORGAN ANN MULLENIX

7 OLIVIA McBRIDE WAIDMANN

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10 MADDISON CHRISTINE HICKS

8 ALYSSA BLAIR HUSTEDT

9 CASSIDY NICOLE BLAIR

11 ELIZABETH DAVIS HOLBROOK

12 SYDNEY ANNE GLAZER

14 MEGAN ELIZABETH MURPHY

13 LILLIAN ESTIE REED

15 CARSON KENDALL HARRIS

16 HADLEY CHANDLER EDWARDS

17 KATHERINE SOFIA KODNER

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past s storied veiled prophet timeline

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In 1878 Charles and Alonzo Slayback, along with other civic-minded St. Louisans, formed the Mysterious Order of the Veiled Prophet, named after Thomas Moore’s Lalla-Rookh. They’d seen the impact Mardi Gras had on New Orleans, both in raising that city’s profile and adding to its coffers. So with an aim to promote St. Louis, which at the time was suffering a recession, they hosted a parade and grand ball that attracted more than 50,000 spectators. Although the VP organization and its events have since evolved, one thing that hasn’t wavered is the VP’s dedication to the growth and well-being of St. Louis.

1924

Missouri Botanical Garden begins supplying rare orchids for the Queen and her court at the ball

1878

Floats for the first parade are purchased from the New Orleans Mardi Gras for $8,000 and shipped to St. Louis via steamboat.

1908

THE 1957 QUEEN’S SUPPER AT THE CHASE PARK PLAZA.

1915

Presidential candidate William H. Taft attends the parade and ball.

The first Queen’s Supper is held after the presentation of the maids at the annual ball.

1894

Hester Bates Laughlin is crowned the first Queen of Love and Beauty. Her crown was modeled after Queen Victoria’s, and she carried a bouquet of American Beauty roses.

1914

The Veiled Prophet Organization helps stage the St. Louis Pageant and Masque in Forest Park. More than 400,000 people attended the five-day event celebrating St. Louis’ history.

1917-1918

1887

The ball and parade are canceled during World War I.

President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland attend the Veiled Prophet Ball. PHOTO COURTESY OF MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM

1909

The ball moves to the St. Louis Coliseum.

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1921

In tribute to the new aviation era, the Veiled Prophet arrives to the annual celebration via airplane.

1922

The Veiled Prophet’s Guard of Honor (called the Bengal Lancers after 1937) is launched. THE BENGAL LANCERS IN 1984


2002

1987

ABC produces A Star Spangled Celebration, a prime-time special on the VP Fair.

1950-1951

The ball is broadcast nationally on NBC.

The VP Foundation and Fair Saint Louis, along with other civic organizations, provide the funding to complete the Grand Staircase of the Gateway Arch.

1982

The Veiled Prophet Foundation and the VP Fair make the first of several major gifts to the city, including the lighting of Eads Bridge, the Mississippi River Overlook stage and Riverfront Promenade.

1949

The Veiled Prophet arrives for his annual visitation via an ornate river barge.

The Veiled Prophet Community Service Initiative begins and mobilizes Veiled Prophet Maids of Honor and their fathers as volunteers with dozens of St. Louis nonprofit agencies.

2010

Fair Saint Louis returns to the Arch grounds from the Levee and restores the Fair Saint Louis Air Show.

1975

1935

The ball moves to Kiel Auditorium.

The ball moves to the Khorassan Room of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.

2006

Fair Saint Louis produces Live on the Levee (now Summer Concert Series), which provides free entertainment downtown in the weeks after the Fair.

1986

The ball moves to the Adamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark (now Hyatt Regency Hotel).

1995

VP Fair changes its name to Fair Saint Louis.

1937 BALL AT KIEL AUDITORIUM

2013

The Veiled Prophet Foundation and Fair Saint Louis Foundation announce a new Fallen Officers Memorial, to be constructed in the lobby of the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Headquarters.

July 4, 1981

The VP Fair (now called Fair Saint Louis) kicks off under the Gateway Arch.

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sG.O.’s party

a special cocktail reception photos by charles barnes

CADI OLSEN, TERU OLSEN, HELEN IMBS, NANCY SCHNOEBELEN, JOE IMBS

HALLIE STUPP, NORA COGGIN, ALISON DRAIN, JOHN STUPP JR., JOHN STUPP SR.

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TED AND KATHRYN ARMSTRONG

{honored guests}

In a private gathering before the maids are presented to His Mysterious Majesty the Veiled Prophet, his special guests gather to celebrate the momentous occasion. Known as the Grand Oracle’s Party, it is a special cocktail reception for the leaders of the Veiled Prophet Organization and the parents of his Court.

STEPHANIE AND MARK SCHNUCK, LILY SCHNUCK

RICK HOLTON AND ROB HOLTON

PARKER CONDIE SR., MARGOT CONDIE, MARGARET CONDIE, PARKER CONDIE JR.

SIGNA AND BOB HERMANN

KATHY AND DAVID HOLLO, LAURA HOLLO, MARKO PATRK

ARTHUR HAILAND, ELIZABETH HAILAND

STEVE AND ANN DESLOGE

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JEFF AND LOTTA FOX

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{Elizabeth Holbrook }

Like her older sister before her, 20-year-old Elizabeth Holbrook, a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, had her dress designed at Stanley Korshak, a boutique department store in Dallas. Working with designer Nardos Imam, Holbrook created a poufy dream out of champagne silk and platinum lace. “I knew I wanted straps and I wanted sparkle, but not too much,” Holbrook says. “She showed me different types of jewels, and she drew me a picture of what she thought I would like.” The gown evolved over the course of several appointments. “We changed it a lot, we added a wrap to go around my waist. I went in four times and it wasn’t done until Thanksgiving.” Holbrook is excited about the opportunity the Veiled Prophet has provided to reconnect with high school friends and to introduce visiting SMU friends to a unique St. Louis tradition. “It’s such an honor that I get to be a part of it,” she says.

{Devon Windsor }

There are a few dresses a girl will always remember, and her VP gown is certainly one of them. Each dress is formal and elegant, but also reflects the personality of the young woman who selected it.

When your career is modeling, how do make your Veiled Prophet gown special? Devon Windsor, the 19-year-old MICDS graduate who recently walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, works full time for IMG Models and has worn clothes by Chanel and other couture icons. She calls New York City home, but she came back to St. Louis for her gown, designed by Connie Simpson at R&M Designs. Windsor was inspired by a Versace gown. “We used it as a stepping stone to design something new and unique,” she says. “We chose silk, satin and suede to fit with the couture-edgy vibe I wanted. I like the statement of a good red dress—classic but sexy and chic,” she says. Windsor believes the ball is different from a runway show focusing on clothes. “The VP Ball is the exact opposite—it’s about honoring the daughters of their members. The gown is and should be secondary. But of course, what girl wouldn’t want to wear a fabulous gown in the process!”

{Grace Renner }

It’s not unusual for VP maids to find their dresses at shops outside of St. Louis. Many go to universities across the country and beyond. Grace Renner, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, picked her gown at a Carolina Herrera boutique in Beverly Hills. After trying on several options, Renner found a style she liked. “We had them order it, and when I went back to try it on, I loved it even more,” she says. The navy blue silk taffeta dress has netting and flower embroidery on the chest and back. “I wanted something that was really elegant and simple, but at the same time unique and special,” she says. “I loved the embroidery netting detail. The dress is the centerpiece; everything else is pretty simple,” she says. Renner’s older sister and mother both walked in the ball. “It’s something my dad has been working on a lot,” she says. “I’m excited to share a fun night with family and friends.”

{Claire Wright }

Claire Wright had a vision for her Veiled Prophet gown from the moment she started preparing for the ball. “I’m pretty picky,” she says, explaining that she brought a photo to Connie Simpson of R&M Designs and requested blue fabric, beading and a full skirt. “From there, we designed it together,” Wright says. During breaks at the University of Missouri, she came home for 10 fittings, making sure every detail was just right. The final product is an iridescent sapphire silk taffeta dress with a rhinestone neckline, drop waist and a skirt made with 8 yards of fabric. “It fits me like a glove,” Wright says. There’s more to the ball than the dress, though. “What I love about the VP Ball: It’s not just a day for girls to get pretty and done up,” she says. “It’s a privilege but it’s something we earn through our community service throughout the year. It’s something my dad has always been a part of, and it’s special to share it with him.” JANUARY 8, 2014

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s former queens women of note photos by thomas warwick 2 MRS.KATHERINE HALL

McDONNELL PIPOLI

3 MRS. ALICE BEHAN CHRISTOPHER

4 MRS. ELIZABETH ELLIOTT NIEDRINGHAUS

1 MISS MARGARET FRANCES SCHNUCK 5 MS. STEPHANIE ANN SCHNUCK STERKEL

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7 MRS. JOSEPHINE MARIE CONDIE FINNEY

HAWES BRENNAN

8 MISS ELIZABETH BUNN HAILAND

9 MRS. ALICE BUSCH CONDIE BEHAN

1 escorted by the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan 2 escorted by James S. McDonnell III 3 escorted by John Kingston 4 escorted by Howard Elliott Jr. 5 escorted by Dennis M. Reagan 6 escorted by Jeffrey C. Smith 7 escorted by Hunter R. Brown 8 escorted by David M. Hollo 9 escorted by Bert Condie III 10 escorted by R.D. Todd Baur 11 escorted by Robert H. Crutsinger 12 escorted by Arthur G. Hailand III 13 escorted by L. Shepley Hermann 12 MISS LAURA HOGAN HOLLO

ladies of honor 1 MRS. JAMES J. WOTRUBA

11 MISS MELISSA BRENTON HOWE

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10 MRS. McKAY BAUR MILLS

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13 MISS SUSAN CLARK SMITH 2 MRS. DAVID G. PLUFKA 4 MRS. JAMES R. KLINGLER

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Determined to get more sleep? Want a healthy diet that allows you to drop pounds and keep them off? Confused about insurance? Thinking of going to a concierge physician? T&S talks with local experts about these and other topics in our first edition of the new year.

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[ sleep: are you getting enough? ] Feeling fatigued before you start your day? Lack of sleep, or poor-quality sleep, may be the culprit. >> dr. oscar schwartz, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, SLEEP & EEG CENTER,

BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL A normal sleep cycle lasts 90 minutes, with a person transitioning from light to deep sleep repeatedly. Some practices recommend 7.5 to 9 hours of sleep; both amounts are divisible by 90 minutes. I recommend a minimum of seven hours for adults. Below that amount, you have problems. Above it, you have fewer problems. Quality of sleep is also important. That’s why some people who get enough sleep aren’t rested. Many people rush throughout the day and then expect to fall asleep upon contact with their pillow. You have to allocate time for sufficient sleep and you have to prepare for it. TV and other electronic devices may be relaxing at night, but they also stimulate the brain. Don’t use them and keep them out of the bedroom. Decrease activity before sleep. Listen to music. Practice imagery. Stop exercising three hours before you turn in and keep your bedroom slightly cool. Your body temperature needs to drop a bit before you fall asleep.

>> loretta colvin, NURSE PRACTITIONER, CLAYTON SLEEP INSTITUTE

The amount of sleep one needs changes over the course of his/her life, but usually stabilizes during adulthood. Infants need the most. Children need less than infants. Teenagers tend to shift their sleep cycles for a later start time. Biologically, they become more of a night owl, so a school day that starts before 8 a.m. is really not good for them. And if they’re staying up later to do homework, they can become sleep-deprived, which can lead to safety concerns, especially if they drive. College kids also tend to be sleep-deprived. A sleep-deprived person gets good quality sleep; they just don’t get enough of it. The typical adult needs seven to eight hours of sleep, but there are exceptions. It’s a bell curve. Some people need more, some less. People who are sleep-deprived sleep through their alarm or have to hit it repeatedly. They’re tired during the day and have to consume a lot of caffeine to maintain a level of alertness. If you suspect you are sleep-deprived, assess your lifestyle. Go to bed earlier. If you’re still tired, you may have a sleep disorder, which means you aren’t getting good quality of sleep. You need to see a sleep specialist.

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Want more TLC from your primary care physician in 2014? Consider concierge medicine, where a physician limits his or her practice size to make more time for each patient. Patients often are seen the same day or within 24 hours, and appointments can last from 15 to 30 minutes. But there’s an access fee that can cost from $1,500 to $2,500 per year. “I think this is the only way to practice good medicine today,” says Dr. Jeffrey Zohner of Zohner Medical, a West County concierge practice. “There are not enough primary care physicians now, and soon there will be 30 million more patients due to new health care legislation.” Many physicians are leaving insurance networks because of declining reimbursement rates, he adds. And those who have stayed try to see as many patients as they can. “I had a hard time going into an exam room knowing that I had to be out of there in seven minutes,” he says. “At five minutes, I had to stand up and get ready to leave.”


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OWNER/OPERATOR, PERFORMANCE REHABILITATION Everyone gets a strain, a bump or a twist now and then. Most people get significantly better in three to five days with rest, ice, compression, elevation and maybe some bracing. A little bit of pain and ‘creakiness’ in one’s joints is a natural part of aging. But chronic pain is a different matter. There are many tools to manage pain. What you need depends on its cause. If pain from a sports injury or fall persists more than five days, see a physician who performs a good physical exam and has additional musculoskeletal or orthopedics training. People with chronic pain can live a functional life but it may require a lifestyle change, like weight reduction. Nutritional supplements have helped some individuals with osteoarthritis. A new field called regenerative medicine also shows promise in relieving joint pain and restoring function. It involves taking stem cells from the patient’s fat or bone marrow, concentrating it, combining it with growth factors from their blood, and then injecting it into joints for pain relief and regenerative purposes. I’ve used it in my practice and have undergone the procedure myself.

>> linda wheatland smith,

CHIROPRACTOR, HANDS ON HEALTH Pain medication doesn’t resolve chronic back problems. It camouflages and chemically decreases the pain signals so people can function. But there are significant side effects and concerns with prescribed pain medications, addiction among them. There are five interventions I recommend to patients with back and neck pain before they seek relief with meds. They include chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy, exercise (specifically, aerobic exercise and a program for muscular balance), and a healthy diet designed to decrease inflammation. Inflammation produces pain. Aerobic exercise helps reduce pain signals. Hands-on techniques, including chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy, are safe, effective and have no side effects if applied carefully. Patients are often surprised with the relief they achieve in just one session. Additionally, one or more of these interventions can be integrated with pain medications.

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what’s up with insurance? // “Today’s health insurance is meant for catastrophic care,” says DR. TERESA KNIGHT OF WOMEN’S HEALTH SPECIALISTS OF ST. LOUIS. “It’s intended to cover medical care for events you couldn’t afford unless you mortgaged your house or sold your car.” Knight advises patients to read their policies carefully, including the fine print. Each policy is individual, and it’s the patient’s responsibility to talk to their insurer and find out if a service or procedure is covered. “There’s a lot of confusion about what’s covered and what’s considered ‘free,’” she says. “Unfortunately, most people now have high deductibles they’re required to meet before their insurance company has to pay anything.” So even though a procedure may be covered, the initial cost comes out of the patient’s pocket. “Our goal is to provide excellent care, but patients have to be their own advocates.” Although preventive care is covered, services are limited. For example, if a patient wants to talk about hormones or pelvic pain during her well-woman exam, she’ll need to schedule an additional visit. “If you want to discuss an issue, it’s no longer considered a well-woman exam,” Knight explains. “It would be malpractice for me not to address those issues, and it’s insurance fraud for me to call it anything but a problem visit. It’s frustrating for all of us—physicians included. We’re patients, too.”

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[ what a body needs: choosing the right diet for you ] Local health experts weigh-in on diets for a healthier 2014. >> adam hughes, CHIROPRACTOR,

KINGEN CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS CENTER I don’t like the word ‘diet.’ I prefer people change their lifestyle by focusing more on what their body needs and less on what they can’t or shouldn’t eat. I want them to consume more nutrient-rich foods: fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and lean proteins. These foods also don’t promote inflammation, as do refined grains, dairy products and heavily processed foods, including some soy products. Keep dairy products and grains to a minimum, and drink lots of water. Dehydration can also cause inflammation. With some of the more restrictive diets, it’s easy for people to become frustrated and abandon their weightloss goal altogether. And maybe their goal was unrealistic. Maybe they were trying to lose too much weight too quickly. The important thing is to first focus on what your body needs—real foods—and eat more of them. It’s a lot easier to shed weight that way, and to keep it off.

>> samantha strimpel,

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/REGISTERED DIETITIAN, PHYSICIAN’S CHOICE WELLNESS It’s best to eat a variety of foods and not follow a specific diet. Unless you have a documented medical condition, such as diabetes, diets are traditionally short term. They’re somewhat restrictive and can eliminate food groups. Eat healthfully, eat mindfully and eat right-sized portions. Focus on whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean proteins, and fruits and vegetables. Eat when you’re hungry. Don’t eat emotionally when you’re mad, sad, tired or bored. Also important is to avoid processed, packaged and fast foods as much as possible. Prepare your own meals as often as you can. This allows you to take control of what a meal contains so there’s not a surplus of salt or sugar. You can also modify recipes to make them healthier. Instead of using garlic salt or onion salt, substitute powdered versions and reduce your intake of sodium. Regardless of the type of cooking oil you use, all have similar fat and calorie content. Choose healthier options such as olive or canola oils. Allow for treats in moderation, but not as a daily event.


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BARNES-JEWISH WEST COUNTY HOSPITAL SLEEP CENTER

Getting the proper amount of sleep is vital to good health. Our physicians can help with frequent awakening, loud snoring, breathing disruptions and more. 969 N. Mason Road 314.996.8680 | barnesjewishwestcounty.org/sleep

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Scarred muscular tissue and loss of joint mobility are at the heart of chronic neck and back pain and old sports injuries. Chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture and can help relieve chronic pain and allow you to pursue your goals for the new year. 225 S. Meramec Ave., Ste. 306 314.721.5390 handsonhealthstl.com

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Green Door Med Spa offers a weight-loss program to help clients lose extra pounds and a hormone replacement that can help them feel young again. 16216 Baxter Road 636.203.7711 greendoormedspa.com


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Thai foot reflexology promotes relaxation and healing by stimulating the body’s corresponding reflex areas located in the feet. CleanSpa’s master of Thai reflexology works to eliminate pain and reset the body’s natural balance. 17201 Chesterfield Airport Road | 314.880.0773 | cleanspa.com

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RIGHT ABOUT NOW, our hands are telling us they need some extra TLC—more like screaming it. The cold is brutal on the skin, but that can’t keep us from washing dishes, erasing pencil marks, changing diapers and being engaged in the myriad activities of daily life. That’s why this time of << JO MALONE VITAMIN E NOURISHING HAND TREATMENT This simply combines the best in perfume with the best in moisturizing ingredients: vitamin E, wheat germ, barley, cassis and pomelo. $50 at fine department stores

<< SISLEYA GLOBAL ANTI-AGE HAND CARE

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year you should eschew the light lotions that are fine when you just want a little something sweet smelling and turn to the heavy hitters. These have to be thick, somewhat greasy and filled with ingredients like glycerin, vitamins and shea butter. This is not the season for sissy creams! << 1908

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The New York brand makes a very good, super-moisturizing cream, although the 1.6-ounce size won’t take you very far. The hip brand by French perfume house Krigler smells divine, too. $41 at the Krigler Boutique in The Plaza Hotel or at krigler.com

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<< HERBALIND PROFESSIONAL GLYCERIN HAND CREAM/

Not exactly a household brand, Herbalind, from Germany, is a real find. The smell is mild and the effect is creamy and long-lasting. Filled with alpha hydroxy acid and vitamins A and E, it can be found at Merz Apothecary in Chicago, or online. $14 at smallflower.com

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From cosmetics counter favorite Bobbi Brown, Extra hand cream provides that all-important moisture barrier and some anti-aging properties, as well, thanks to something called Repair Complex. $30 at fine department stores

<< RITUALS GINKO’S SECRET

Made in the Netherlands, Rituals hand cream is softening, with a strong perfumey scent. $15 at Barney’s


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JEAN SCHOLTES OF ST. LOUIS-BASED KIND SOAP CO.

[ NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS by stephanie zeilenga

BEAUTY MAY BE ONLY SKIN DEEP, but what you put on skin matters. Pores that let sweat and oil out, also let lotions, soaps and fragrances in, says Mira Herman, founder of California-based Rosemira. Big-brand products might be pretty, but what’s inside—not so much, she says. St. Louisans wanting to avoid harmful ingredients have Jean Scholtes’ Kind Soap Company. Scholtes first experimented with natural products after years of sensitive skin not taking kindly to conventional soaps. She initially sold her wares at other stores, online and at farmers markets, but now has her own Webster Groves store. Both companies use natural ingredients, including olive oils, natural butters and essential oils and extracts. “These natural ingredients replace synthetic fragrances, artificial ingredients like sulfates, and toxic or potentially harmful chemicals, including phthalates and formaldehyde, which are known carcinogenic preservatives,” Scholtes says. The benefit to natural, organic-based beauty products is guilt-free results. “I don’t want results that compromise my integrity, the planet or my body,” Herman says. And natural products work just as well, if not better, than conventional ones, the women say. “Dozens of people have said that once they tried our soap, they can’t go back to buying it off the shelf,” Scholtes says. Finding truly natural or organic beauty products can be a puzzle, but Scholtes and Herman agree that the label doesn’t have to say ‘organic’ to be clean. “A smaller company might not be able to afford to certify its product,” Herman says. And labels can be misleading, especially in the beauty industry. “There’s not a lot of regulation for bath and body products like there is for food,” Scholtes says. The best way to ensure you’re buying a natural product is to look at the ingredients. Herman says you can’t expect to know what every listed ingredient is, but she advises avoiding products with long lists of things you are unable to pronounce. “If there’s a product you like, and you see one or two ingredients you don’t love, it’s not going to kill you. It’s a matter of balance,” she says. Products that list ‘fragrance’ instead of the actual scent—like lavender essential oil—probably contain synthetic fragrance, a common allergen that can cause headaches, eye irritation and premature aging, Scholtes says. She also recommends avoiding parabens and alcohols. “Alcohol is drying, and paraben is a preservative that doesn’t have the best safety record,” she says. While there is a growing demand for natural beauty products, companies like Kind must educate consumers on why their products’ higher cost is worth it, Scholtes says. “Many people don’t understand why they should pay $7.50 for soap,” she says. “They need to know the difference between synthetic and natural ingredients, because you get what you pay for in so many ways.”

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As a new year begins, Town & Style talked to real estate experts about how the market performed in 2013, their predictions for 2014 and current and evolving marketing trends .


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DIELMANN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Andy Dielmann

Local expertise, plus the global connections, technology and marketing of an international brand are credentials buyers and sellers will look for in 2014. Dielmann Sothedy’s offers both. 8301 Maryland Ave., Ste. 100 | 314.725.0009 dielmannsothebysrealty.com

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David Abrams

I anticipate that in 2014 we will see competition for quality properties pushing prices higher. Buyers are anxiously awaiting new inventory, which should yield an exciting 2014 real estate market. 29 The Boulevard | 314.363.6385 314.725.5100 | lauramccarthy.com

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Keith R. Manzer

For 2014, I am confident the market will continue to strengthen and steady, and will hopefully become a little more balanced. I think 2013 was an education process for buyers and sellers, meaning it is no longer a buyer’s market, and in some cases there’s a shortage of inventory. 29 The Boulevard | 314.609.3155 314.725.5100 | lauramccarthy.com

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Peggy Liggett

The surprise in 2013 was the strength and momentum in the real estate market, particularly the condominium market in the central corridor. I expect the momentum to continue in 2014 because we still have low inventory and an improved economic forecast. 2730 N. Ballas Road | 314.265.1041 314.569.1177 | lauramccarthy.com

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Gladys Manion broker and vice president ON 2014: “The recovery started in 2012 and kicked into high gear in 2013. Our sales were up 30 to 35 percent both years, and 2013 was a record year for Gladys Manion. The market is charging forward. Inventory is low, and there’s been a lot of pent-up buyers waiting to see what’s going to happen. Our challenge is going to come with the inventories. There’s not that many great homes out there, and everyone wants a good one. No one wants a fixer-upper anymore; they don’t want the hassle and inconveniences, so houses that are well-priced and move-in ready are not as available.” ON DEFINING A NORMAL MARKET: “I read this article titled ‘The Five Percent Rule’ by Steve Murray in REAL Trends. They analyzed housing data going back to the ‘80s to determine what a normal market is, and they found that on average, 5 percent of homeowners move per year. Now there are about 122 million households in the U.S., including owners and renters, and in September and October, about 6.2 million households were moving. So that’s the 5 percent, meaning we’re currently in a normal market.”

CHUCK ROPER

Janet McAfee head of marketing ON 2014: “We are very optimistic about 2014 for a variety of reasons. Interest rates are low, inventory is low, and there’s pent-up buyer demand. It’s basically still a buyer’s market. On the contrary, when it’s a strong seller’s market, we’ll sell over half of our own listings to McAfee buyers. What happens is there’s no inventory, or there’s low inventory, and people find out about opportunities at our sales meetings, then houses are snatched up before they come on the market. That’s when you know it’s a real seller’s market. And it is still somewhat a seller’s market for well-priced homes in good locations—buyers are making multiple contract offers. They have taken the typical sales cycle and turned it upside down. We’ve sold more houses in the fourth quarter of 2013 than we did in the fourth quarter of recent years.” ON REAL ESTATE MARKETING: “We practice multi-channel marketing. That means we market our properties across digital platforms, print and social media. We are going to continue marketing our properties the way we did in the past. We’ve increased our investments in technology, meaning more efficient service delivery to our clients, and we’ve also increased our marketing budget for 2014.”


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ANDY DIELMANN

Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty president and founder ON 2014: “I think 2014 will be a continuation of the 2013 market, meaning that it’s going to be a good year. There’s still a lot of pent-up demand, and we’re still seeing low inventory, but we’re hoping more people bring their homes on the market in spring. From what I’m hearing, our agents have a lot of buyers out there ready to enter the market, so that’s a good sign. I’ve been in the business for 37 years, all in St. Louis. I started back in 1976, so I’ve seen the ups and downs and we’re definitely in a good period now to both sell and buy. Rates right now are very attractive, but we all know they’ll eventually go up. And prices will also slowly start to rise, probably in the near future.” ON REAL ESTATE MARKETING: “We’re still doing a lot of print, probably more than ever before. And social media is very big—we do Pinterest and Facebook and Twitter. You might see more video in the coming year, where you actually can upload video of your home to social media outlets. Blogs are another big thing, and we try to expose our listings to a variety of websites and print outlets. We do a lot of different things because you never know where your buyer is going to come from.”

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Saint Louis’ Finest Homes 12837 Horton Lane

5 Squires Lane

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10420 Litzsinger Road

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Frontenac ~ $1,895,000

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Laura McCarthy president ON 2014: “Last year ended up much better than expected, even though the supply was low. Business in the central corridor was up 12 to 15 percent over 2012, and for the period from August to December, Laura McCarthy was up 38 percent over last year. This bodes well and takes momentum into 2014. The market has shifted from a buyer’s market to more of a seller’s market, mainly because of the lack of inventory, and I don’t see that changing. But I think buyers will continue to be savvy; we’re seeing that they are not paying much above where they see recent comps.” ON REAL ESTATE MARKETING: “We’re always looking for ways to enhance the experience for buyers, and we take a cross-marketing approach. Having a mobile site is important, because buyers want to easily access information on their mobile devices. Buyers now expect homes to be in good condition, and they have become really picky, so it behooves sellers to bring their home to market ready to go.” ON ST. LOUIS: “We have a lot of great neighborhoods, and buyers moving from other urban areas appreciate the housing stock and the amenities St. Louis offers. And people in St. Louis appreciate the great choices we have in terms of education, and it doesn’t end with elementary and high schools—we also have really good universities. We do a significant amount of relocation and we find clients are impressed by what St. Louis has to offer.”

Wayne Norwood

Ben Patton

629.3931

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Realtor & Business Analyst

314 .721. 4755

229 Mulberry Row Court

Creve Coeur ~ $1,649,000

www.GladysManion.com

12119 Oakcrest Estates Ct. 7542 Cromwell Drive, #2C

Sunset Hills ~ $949,000

Clayton ~ $449,000

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[REAL TALK ] KEITH R. MANZER ] laura mccarthy real estate by tony di martino

113 Hampshire Hill 5+ bedrooms, 6.5 baths, pool & spa

For Sale

18 Washington Terrace 5+ bedrooms, 4.5 baths, pool & on the National Historic Register $1,295,000

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FOCUS My specialty is the central corridor, but I can sell anywhere. Recently I sold a condo downtown that was the highest sale in the last five years. LIFETIME SALES I’ve pulled in more than $275 million during my nearly 32-year career, the last five years of which I’ve spent at Laura McCarthy. BIGGEST SALE EVER It was in excess of $4 million. But that doesn’t mean it’s the one I’m most proud of. Sometimes it’s the smaller, first-time buyers who remind you why what you do is so special. It’s about helping people connect with that perfect place. SECRET OF MY SUCCESS I’ve always valued and respected the people I’ve met over the years. My father used to tell me, “Be nice to people on the way up; they’ll be the same people you meet on the way down.” WHY REAL ESTATE? I like the idea that I depend on myself to make my living, and that my successes are mine as well as my failures. It keeps me accountable. LIFE BEFORE REAL ESTATE What did I do before becoming an agent? What didn’t I do! I’ve been everything from a waiter at Pasta House on Delmar back in the early ’80s, to being director of communications for Franciscan Charities. I started working at the age of 12, pulling a paper cart on Saturday nights. I never daydreamed about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I just knew I had to work hard to get what I wanted. I worked two jobs until I was 30 or so. WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD SALES ASSOCIATES I’d like to say nothing ever goes wrong with a deal—but it has. You just have to keep moving forward and get the deal closed. That’s what you’re paid to do. And I’m a big believer in humor—it takes the edge off. THE RIGHT STUFF I’m tenacious, and I answer my own phone 24/7. I always give realistic advice, whether the goal is buying or selling a property. PHILOSOPHY I’ve been in this business long enough to know that nothing lasts, good times or bad. I try to take the highs and lows in equal stride. Properties are flying right now, and it’s definitely a seller’s market. But one thing I know for sure: this, too, shall pass!

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Keith R. Manzer, Principal, Courtney Marino, Buyer’s Agent & Suyoon Lee, Marketing & Social Media Mgr.

Keith R. Manzer hasn’t let more than 30 years of real estate success make him complacent. He’s currently in the running for 2013 top agent in McCarthy’s Clayton office. He lives in a downtown loft, but spends holidays and his rare free time at his Illinois farm. “I love going out, but the truth is, I’m a homebody,” he says. “Maybe that’s why I’m good at helping other people find their sanctuaries.”

PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT


13344 Fairfield Circle Dr. - T & C - $549,000

Imagine being surrounded by impeccably maintained park-like grounds, having access to three in-ground pools and a signature lake! It has four bedrooms, and presents magnificent living and dining room and a walkout lower level with guest quarters.

9309 Craigwood - Crestwood - $240,000

16 Ellsworth Lane - Ladue - $719,000 With five-plus bedrooms and just under an acre, this charming home is perfect for your family! The formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with two built-ins and the large outdoor patio sets the scene for entertainment. The family room overlooks a beautiful lot, while the first floor sitting room could be used as a sixth bedroom. A separate first floor office -- lots of special nooks in this house -- allows mom or dad to work from home. Located on a private tree-filled lot on a popular street in Ladue, this charmer is close to shopping, restaurants, and more.

this home has been renovated down to the studs. top of the line kitchen opens to the bright living room, fabulous crown molding throughout, Carrara Marble entry, heated bathroom floorsâ&#x20AC;Śthe list goes on and on. lower level is exceptional with a wet bar, gas fireplace and impressive stonework.

12416 Questover Manor Ct. - Creve Coeur $679,000

stunning villa exudes quality throughout! Soaring ceilings, deep crown moldings, marble entrance, rich hardwoods, built-ins, main floor master, and finished lower level. Unpack and enjoy!

948 Lynwood Forest - Manchester - $289,000

Bursting with inviting curb appeal, this home is full of desirable updates. The kitchen boasts new granite and Bosch appliances. The family room, living room and charming dining room all compliment each other nicely. The lower level is very well finished.

Clayton - 314.725.5100

18 Washington Terrace - St. Louis - $1,295,000

This stately Tudor manse, on the National Historical Register, provides the duality of an historic structure with modern lifestyle amenities that include an updated cherry kitchen with high-end appliances; dining room crowned with ornate ceiling plaster work, imported fireplace mantel; Third floor ballroom, heated PebbleTech pool and carriage house with apartment further enhance this extraordinary listing.

www.lauramccarthy.com

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4 CountrysiDe lane Frontenac ~ $1,695,000 Lovely Berkley-built 6br/7ba home. Finished walkout LL on a one-acre lot with pool, 3-car garage and much more! gina bundy 267.6262 oPen sun 2-4

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26 Clermont lane

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5 Glen Creek lane

108 Wexler manor

18720 DoCtors Pass lane

Ladue ~ $2,299,000 Totally renovated 7,000+sf home on 1.8 acres with brand new pool and pool house.

Ladue ~ $1,320,000 Quiet cul-de-sac, main floor master, 3 add’l brs, incredible wine cellar, 4400+/-sf.

Ladue ~ $1,149,000 Traditional 1.5 story, 5br/6ba. 5000+sf. Gourmet kitchen, finished LL.

Wildwood ~ $969,000

frame, post & beam, Babler Park views.

gina bundy 267.6262

stephanie connell 265.4739

gina bundy 267.6262

stephanie connell 265.4739

24 muirfielD lane Town and Country ~ $695,000 Great views of 12th hole of of Bellerive CC, 4br/2.5ba with unlimited potential.

7 Waverton Drive

Ladue ~ $775,000 Charming 9-year-old 5br/4.5ba/4100sf. Open plan, main floor master, LL theater.

12552 Cinema lane

Sunset Hills ~ $575,000 Unique 1.5 story featuring 4br/4.5ba, finished LL on half acre backing to woods.

309 GreyCliff Bluff Drive

Oakville ~ $575,000 Exemplary finishes, amazing bluff views. Main floor master, 4,062sf, walk-out LL.

stephanie connell 265.4739

ann wroth 440.0212

margie kubik 954.2513

lori woodward 440.3600

1.5 story Cape Cod on 1+ acres, timber

unDer ContraCt 816 south hanley roaD, #1C

7117 Cornell avenue

1315 eaGleBrooke Court

10447 GariBalDi PlaCe

University City ~ $354,900 4br w/master suite, formal living room, first floor family room, sunroom.

Ballwin ~ $259,900 2 story with 4br/2.5 new ba, updated kitchen with granite. Great condition.

Frontenac ~ $255,000 Cozy cottage, Ladue schools, new full bath, fresh paint, new carpet – not to be missed!

stephanie connell 265.4739

melinda johnson 825.5695

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HOMEWORK] DEAR HOMEWORK,

We bought our first home a little less than a year ago. The façade is reduced to a bare minimum, and while this gives us a lot of room for upgrades, we feel it would benefit from more details that add character and depth. ———BARE MINIMUM

DEAR BARE MINIMUM,

In a way, it is helpful to see a house reduced to its bare essence. In this case, it shows what some structures look like with no ‘jewelry.’ What we see here is a well-detailed brick box with, frankly, tiny openings, no color and few details that cast interesting shadows and add charming detail. Frequent readers of this column have, no doubt, already identified the obvious need for shutters. A close examination of your existing photo even shows the presence of the previous shutter “tie-backs” still on the wall. In this situation, the shutters double AFTER the size of the windows, add a jolt of color and cast some welcome shadows, which single-handedly move the house from naked to fully dressed. The next transformative initiative would be landscape upgrades. Here I show a new, low stone wall that acts as a planter and projects forward at the entry to emphasize this area’s importance. Tall, columnar evergreens on either side of the front door will increase its apparent scale, almost the way a front porch would. Further foundation plantings are kept very low so as not to block the new, wrought iron Juliette balconies. Taller foundation plants would have the effect of making the façade feel shorter. Finally, small details such as a larger lantern above the front door and new French doors with decorative iron balconies are better scaled to the façade, meaning that they do a better job of getting noticed. In this situation, we could have added an elegant portico, widened the windows, painted the brick, etc., but that would have taken the response beyond the bare minimum required to make this an attractive, elegant home.

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Thanks for asking, ———HOMEWORK HOMEWORK IS PENNED BY PAUL DOERNER, PRESIDENT, THE LAWRENCE GROUP. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR HOME CRITIQUED, CONTACT US AT HOMEWORK@TOWNANDSTYLE.COM

$950,000 10 Fair Oaks Drive No. B Gladys Manion Agent: Melinda Johnson Price per square foot: $301.59 TOWN&style

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$435,000 1741 Fawnvalley Drive Red Key Realty Leaders St. Louis Agent: Teri Nicely Price per square foot: $206.55

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$1,762,500 620 W. Polo Drive Gladys Manion Agent: Holly Bry Price per square foot: $284.32

$817,000 29 Rio Vista Drive Coldwell Banker Premier Group Agent: Toyin Oduwole Price per square foot: $204.25

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$750,000 150 Dielman Road Janet McAfee Agent: Steven Johnston Price per square foot: $243.03

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$649,900 412 Luther Court Prudential Alliance Agent: Tina Meyers Price per square foot: $208.43

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$1,325,000 232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., No. 2501 Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Lea Luchetti Price per square foot: $438.7

$1.5 million 7600 Maryland Ave. Red Key Realty Leaders St. Louis Agent: Bruce Butler Price per square foot: $301.69

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$1,425,000 622 Forest Court, No. 4S Laura McCarthy-Clayton Agent: Keith Manzer Price per square foot: $453.82

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$635,000 1516 Windwood Hills Drive Coldwell Banker Premier Group Agent: Mark & Neil Gellman Price per square foot: $176.73

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$742,000 2325 Todforth Way Gladys Manion Agent: Stephanie Connell Price per square foot: $176.84

$580,000 1 Suffield Place Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Mary Rosenblum Price per square foot: $240.27


CHESTERFIELD $229,000 1594 Milbridge Drive 3 Beds, 2.5 Baths NEW LISTING

WEBSTER GROVES $469,000 1010 Kuhlman Lane 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths NEW LISTING

LaDUE I $1,329,000 14 Greenbriar 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths NEW LISTING

WEBSTER GROVES $135,000 722 North Laclede Station Road 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath NEW LISTING

CHESTERFIELD $128,000 78 Conway Cove Drive 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths NEW LISTING

UNIVERSITY CITY I $440,000 360 West Point Court 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths NEW LISTING

4174 County Road 856, Bunker NEW LISTING. Offered at $299,900.

5157 County Road 856, Bunker NEW LISTING. Offered at $419,900.

733 Middle Polo Drive, Clayton Offered at $999,999.

739 Oriental Lily, O’Fallon Offered at $487,500.

344 Runnymede Drive, Creve Coeur NEW LISTING. Offered at $675,000.

155 Carondelet Plaza, Unit 301, Clayton NEW LISTING. Offered at $959,000.

Lot 46 Capitol Court, St. Charles NEW LISTING. Offered at $129,000.

Lake Charles Hill Lot 88, O’ Fallon NEW LISTING. Offered at $14,000.

9889 clayton road I saint louis, missouri 63124

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314.725.0009 As we welcome in the New Year for 2014, we want to thank our Buyers & Sellers for a great 2013. Our Units and Sales Volume have increased 40% from last year.

Congratulations to our

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR 2013 TOp AgeNTs

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