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[ letter from the editor ] Reading today’s story about Forsyth School and how it nurtures children, I was struck by the contrast to a recent holiday phenomenon: YouTube videos of children opening prank Christmas gifts. Comic Jimmy Kimmel first launched the sadistic challenge as material for his show: Give your toddlers bad ‘gifts’ and tape their responses. Maybe it’s a generational thing, but I just don’t see anything funny about crushing a child’s trust. How confusing it must be for 2-, 3- and 4-yearolds to receive wrapped gifts that contain things like a rotten banana, an old shoe, a battery and a roll of paper towels. Adding insult to injury were reactions to the videos, reported in a Christmas day article in The New York Times. Apparently many YouTube comments chastised the kids for being materialistic; others thought “it was just funny.” I don’t see anything materialistic about a 3-year-old being dissatisfied with a half-empty bottle of juice as her Christmas gift. Little kids learn about the world and what to expect of it from their parents—which is how they learned to expect nice presents for Christmas in the first place. What does it say when parents rock their little worlds by doing something as deceptive as giving them a fake gift and filming their crestfallen reactions for all to see? Sure, they may all laugh about it in years to come, but now it’s just a case of laughing at someone (and someone completely helpless), not with them.

—Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

[ on the cover ] Forsyth School hosts ‘Perspectives on Forsyth’, an open house panel where prospective families can ask questions of Forsyth alums and parents, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at Rand Center, 6235 Wydown Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. PICTURED ON THE COVER: Forsyth’s bridge project is a math challenge that combines geometry, accounting, project management and communication skills. For more information, call 314.726.4542 or visit Cover design by julie Streiler Cover photo by michael defilippo

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5 The Insider 6 Talk of the Towns 7 Book Review – Hot New Crime Novels 8 Charlie’s Town 9 homegrown – Leland Vittert 10 Business Insight – Weekends Only 13 Parent Trap – Happiness Is an Inside Job

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the[in]sider by tony di martino [ Winter Wonderland ] Next December, families in search of dazzling holiday lights might want to check out Silver Dollar City. The Branson, Mo., theme park won nationwide recognition for its glittering displays, including spots on Yahoo Travel, MSN and’s ‘Top 10 Best Holiday Lights’ lists. Highlights of the 2011 season included 1,000 decorated trees, one of them five stories tall, and more than 4 million lights throughout the park.

[ Salud! ] Bob Fox, owner of NewSpace Office Interiors, recently received the 2011 St. Louis Award for his outstanding contributions to the region. Fox is founder of Casa de Salud, which provides health care to uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on recent immigrants and refugees. Commerce Bancshares president David Kemper presented Fox with the award, whose recipients include Sen. John C. Danforth and Rex Sinquefield.

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[ BFFs ] A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you just the way you are. Longtime girlfriends recently gathered at BrickTop’s in Plaza Frontenac to celebrate Kay Cohen’s birthday. Raising a glass were (clockwise from top left): Sharon Friedman, Jeanne Pass, Alice Handelman, Joan Wittner, Fran Zamler and Cohen.

[ Women and Children First ] The Women’s Safe House, which provides shelter and support services to battered women and their children, has received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation. “It’s such a blessing,” says executive director Sylvia Jackson. “Not only does it make up for a deficit in funding, but it also gives us hope and strength to continue what we do.” According to a national survey conducted by the foundation, the economic downturn has increased the need for services, with 80 percent of domestic abuse shelters nationwide reporting more women seeking assistance, and nearly 56 percent noting the abuse is more violent now.

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[ Toy Story ] After 26 years as owner of Imagination Toys in Clayton, Marge Versprille is retiring and has put the store up for sale. “When my daughters were little, I always used to daydream about finding a store that sold truly creative, imaginative toys and games,” Versprille says. So she started it herself. Over the years, she has delighted generations of young St. Louisans and their parents with well-crafted, safe toys that encourage kids to think independently. Versprille and husband Dave, who now have four grandchildren, are moving permanently to their summer home in North Carolina.

[ Global Education ] Just in time for its 100th anniversary, students, faculty and visitors at Clayton High School have a new gathering place: Centennial Plaza, located near the front of the school. The plaza’s first tenant is the familiar 10-ton granite globe that has graced the school’s entrance for decades. It was moved to the new location free of charge, courtesy of Clayton alums Laura and Bob Deutsch of HWP Rigging. The three-year, $176,000 project, led by PTO co-presidents Sue Hodapp and Jan Goodman, was made possible by gifts from Michael and Carol Staenberg and Centene Corp, and more than 200 families who purchased engraved bricks on the plaza. KMOX Radio’s Charles Brennan hosted the dedication ceremony.

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[ Athletic Support ] Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Lehman will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Jan. 29. The personal physician of top professional and Olympic athletes practices at the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood. He has served as team physician for the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’s also an investor in Row 1, a production company whose movie, The Flower of War, was just nominated for a Golden Globe. Lehman is married to plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Koo.

[ Save the Salamanders ] They may not be as cute as baby penguins, but Ozark hellbenders, a type of salamander, have now been bred in captivity for the first time. The feat, a decade-long collaboration between the Saint Louis Zoo and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will keep the endangered species from dying out. “The hellbender is an important barometer of the overall health of the aquatic ecosystem,” says Jeff Ettling, Zoo curator of herpetology and aquatics. For more information, visit

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Taxes: Like ’em or not, you gotta pay ’em. But in Ballwin, apparently, for city council candidates, it’s kind of a gray area. Whether or not unpaid property taxes should keep someone off the ballot is not the issue, the council recently ruled, 6-2. It’s a matter of who’s responsible for confirming whether taxes have been paid—is it the municipality, or the county? The flap started in March when somebody discovered that Mark Terbrock was allegedly behind on his county property taxes when he filed for the April election, which is grounds for disqualification. Terbrock was elected. Another candidate sued, claiming the election should be invalidated. The county says it’s up to a municipality to vet the candidates. We’ll probably hear more on this one. At any rate, the filing deadline is six days away, Jan. 17. Score one for the property owners whose land was gobbled up by the Hwy. 141 project, who afterward reclaimed fair-market value after suing St. Louis County. Score two for also receiving ‘heritage value.’ When authorities and a family who’d held 15 acres on the eastern side of Chesterfield for more than a century couldn’t agree on a price, the property was condemned by eminent domain. The county offered less than $250,000 for land needed to complete the Page-Olive connector; attorneys say it was worth $1.3 million. Add to this interest, plus $650,000 for heritage value—a legal concept of added worth due to the property’s legacy (owners must have held it 50 years or more). The county plans to appeal. Anyhow, score three for this family for, well, not letting the big guys push them around. So far.

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An elderly couple from the DeMun area is shaken up but unharmed after being terrorized Dec. 31 by two armed men who demanded money from the male resident while he was working in the yard. Both suspects rang in the New Year in jail after a harebrained scheme that involved taking the victim to Schnucks to withdraw cash while the other perp, age 16, held his wife hostage. This is where it helps to study criminal techniques on TV. While the suspect waited in the car, the victim went right in and got a security guard to call the cops. After a short chase, police captured North County resident Gabriel Williams, 22, now jailed on $200,000 bond. His accomplice surrendered to officers who swarmed the home, and is in juvenile detention. Williams’ charges include robbery, armed criminal action, kidnapping, felonious restraint—and burglary, for a U. City home he allegedly hit earlier in the day. Some knuckleheads celebrate at midnight New Year’s Day not with fireworks, but firearms. Every year, somewhere, somebody is hurt or killed by a random bullet fired into the air. Keira Marting, 9 months old, of Creve Coeur is lucky one of these bullets didn’t hit her. Her parents put her to bed around 10 p.m. Dec. 31 and were horrified to find a large-caliber bullet in her room New Year’s Day. It had come through the roof, leaving a hole in the ceiling about an inch and a half in diameter, stopping next to a chair near her crib. Authorities are investigating the .45-cal. projectile’s origin. Random shooters, beware: Investigators may be able to derive your approximate location by analyzing trajectory and otherwise applying the laws of physics.

This fair ’burb can get crowded with shoppers and diners downtown, and plenty of people proclaim a paucity of parking. But to raze a few Jefferson Avenue buildings and spend $1.25 million—for 31 more spaces? That’s precisely what the city council approved by a 4-2 vote last month. With apologies to Joni Mitchell, it won’t exactly be paving paradise, but some in Kirkwood think the 1950s-era architecture is still too much of a sacrifice for three dozen or so more folks who don’t feel like being pedestrians for a couple more blocks. The buildings soon to be razed? The former Mel Bay Music and Shannon Shop next door. Perhaps the tree and bench dedicated to Brandon Hsueh of Ladue, the St. Louis Priory cross-country runner who died after tripping and falling into traffic last fall, will offer some ongoing comfort to his family and fellow students. Brandon, 13, was running Sept. 28 with the team and coaches along Conway Road when the accident occurred. Priory parents and students paid for the bench and tree, to which a sign with Brandon’s photo was fastened when the project was blessed by the Rev. Michael Brunner a few days before Christmas. The sign reads: Forever Our Friend and Brother. Brandon’s death meant continued life for many; his father, an oncologist, wanted it known that all of his son’s organs were donated. Some smash-and-grab thieves use heavy objects to break plate glass, then run in and run out with stuff they don’t want to pay for. Other heavy objects have four wheels. Burglars used a pick-

up truck to crash through the front of Sal’s Beauty Supply and More at 4162 N. Newstead Ave. Dec. 30. Surveillance video shows three perps hopping out of the truck, failing to drag out an ATM. But they did manage to grab a laptop before escaping. The store will be closed until repairs are completed. About 70 people upset by how Town & Country officials voted to manage deer—with sharpshooters—protested via an hour-long candlelight vigil Dec. 28 at Clayton and Mason roads. People from Illinois and Missouri comprise the Committee for Safe and Responsible Deer Management, which asserts in a news release that the city’s decision runs contrary to how 67 percent of residents answered a city-sponsored survey: “(They) said to use non-lethal methods of deer management.” After much debate and citizen input, the city contracted with White Buffalo Inc. to kill up to 300 deer this winter, and the process began Dec. 26. Your tax dollars at work, just in time for New Year’s resolutions on health: Lockwood Park, is one of several beneficiaries of about $3 million from the county’s Municipal Park Grant Commission. More than $250,000 has been earmarked for spruce-ups, including two stone bridges, a walking trail of just over a quarter-mile, a pavilion and fire pit. Upgrades also are slated for Heman Park in U. City, Shaw Park in Clayton and the Family Aquatic Center in Chesterfield. If you’ve had enough of that annoying resolution to walk or run, Chesterfield’s project is for the more sedentary among us whose exercise ranges from lazing to splashing. Watch this space for details.

[ TT Trivia ]a three-part question! What is the title of the Joni Mitchell song that includes the lyric: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”? When was it first on the radio? Who had a hit with its remake in 2002?

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by lauren madras Death Comes to Pemberley picks up six years after the wedding of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. The happy couple has settled into life at the sprawling Darcy estate, Pemberley. Their peaceful life is rudely interrupted one night by Elizabeth’s silly little sister Lydia, who caused most of the trouble in the first book as well. Her husband is missing— and later, accused of murder. The narrative mimics Austen’s original cadence, with only occasional awkward moments. Elizabeth’s spirited attitude from Austen’s novel is somewhat quieted, as is Darcy’s arrogance, so don’t expect P.D. James’ book to be a rematch of the battle of wits. Instead, look for interesting historical clues as to how murders are solved without CSI, forensic anthropology or video evidence. P. D. James is one of the most venerated of English crime novelists—she was even made a baroness. At 91, she is compared to Agatha Christie, and this, her 20th book, is surprising and fresh as ever. You may recognize her work: the 2006 thriller Children of Men is an adaption of her 1992 novel. If you are new to James, start here. Don’t be surprised if you’re immediately pulling up her long-running detective series on Amazon—it begins with Cover Her Face. Who should read it| Anyone who loved Pride and Prejudice and wants a peek at Elizabeth and Darcy’s happilyever-after—or anyone who hated it, as quite a few characters get blood on their hands. While you do| Curl up with hot tea—splash in some scotch if you’re so inclined—and play chamber music on Pandora. 291 pages, Alfred A. Knopf, $26

The Leopard is the latest chapter of a long-running series. This is the only book I’ve read of the group, but I still understood the drama and excitement. The crimes and investigation in just this novel are enough to grab your attention and hold it hard. A few minutes on Wikipedia got me caught up on Harry Hole—the main character. Be prepared to suspend reality—Hole’s women are impossibly out of his league. The pace of the novel is so fast and gripping, it was hard to put down—from the very first page, your heart went out to the victims and cheered for the implausible hero. But beware: author Jo Nesbø’s fictional murders are so chilling and gruesome, reading this book is like taking a walk through someone else’s nightmare. Jo NesbØ is a middle-aged Norwegian writer who’s newest novel, The Leopard, is book eight in the Harry Hole series, which started in the mid-90s when Hole took a case in Australia to track down the killer of a Norwegian celebrity. Nesbø often is called the next Stieg Larsson, the deceased author of the Millennium series (which starts with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)—though they have many similarities, Nesbø’s first books were published long before Larsson’s made a splash—and he has a style all his own. Who should read it| You don’t need to be a Larsson fan to get into Harry Hole. The rough, alcoholic detective will be familiar to any fan of American cop dramas. While you do| In a mostly darkened room, read by the light of a stark reading lamp with the eerie Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Redux by Pavement on the stereo. 624 pages, Harvill Secker, $27

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[ St. Louis sculptor Harry Weber, whose Chuck Berry statue stands in the Delmar Loop, has completed a bust of soccer great Pele for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations football championship. The piece was commissioned by Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, host of the games. Weber has also been chosen to provide a statue of former world welterweight champion boxer Tony Demarco for Boston’s historic North End neighborhood. ]

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[ On Saturday, just two years after undergoing cancer treatment, former Ellisville resident Serena Burla will compete in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston. Burla moved to northern Virginia in October but is keeping everyone updated on her workouts and her almost 3-year-old son Boyd through her blog. Other area runners competing in Houston: Jackie Pirtle-Hall, Julie Lossos and Adam Macdowell.] [ It is a return to St. Louis for former junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander, who is training here for his bout with Marcos Maidana on Feb. 25 at Scottrade Center. Alexander usually trains in Las Vegas or Colorado Springs. ] [ The New York Times recently examined The Larry Portfolio, named after Larry Swedroe of Buckingham Asset Management in Clayton. In sum, Swedroe’s portfolio includes only mutual funds of small and value stocks. One-year Treasury bills make up about 70 percent of the mix. By the way, Swedroe is out with another book, Investment Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make and How to Avoid Them. ] [ Jim Winkelmann and Bryan Binkholder of Blue Ocean Portfolios in Chesterfield have co-authored, The 401k Conspiracy: How Companies and Employees are Being Robbed by Wall Street as the Government Looks the Other Way. The book argues 401k retirement accounts are not set up to benefit their owners. Instead, the authors insist, 401ks siphon money to financial salespeople, insurance agents, mutual funds, unions, employers and lobbyists.] [ Actors Ellie Kemper, who plays secretary Erin on The Office, and Scott Foley, who plays Henry on Grey’s Anatomy, will return to their hometown April 27 for the COCA (Center of Creative Arts) fundraiser, COCAcabana. ]

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The unexamined life is not worth living, Socrates said. That holds true for educators, parents and students, as well as philosophers. Once a year, Forsyth School hosts Perspectives on Forsyth, a panel discussion featuring young alumni and their parents. “It’s a chance for them to talk about and evaluate their experiences at Forsyth,” says upper school director Bernardine Sommer. “And it’s also a forum for parents, who are trying to find the best school for their kids, to get their questions answered by experts: former students and their families.” This year’s event takes place 7 p.m. Jan. 18 at the school’s Rand Center. Founded in 1961, Forsyth is known for its innovative academic programs and hands-on learning environment. “Our mission is to provide kids ages 3 through sixth grade with a challenging, nurturing environment that inspires them to take risks,” Sommer says. “With loving support and firm direction, we help them discover and enhance their strengths and gain enough confidence to deal with what’s difficult for them.” As competence increases, so does confidence: “They learn they can succeed at even the hardest task if they take it one step at a time.” What sets Forsyth apart is its outstanding faculty and child-centered approach to education, Sommer adds. “Children learn best by doing, not by passively absorbing information,” she says. Therefore, a day at Forsyth might begin with a math breakfast, where parents and kids play games and solve math puzzles. Students might explore their knowledge of geography by drawing a map of the world from memory, or investigate history, mythology or Shakespeare by performing in a play. “Parents, teachers and students work together for the best possible outcome,” Sommer says. “Nobody slips through the cracks here.” Does it work? The proof is in the graduates. “Our placement record is unusually strong: 98 percent of Forsyth students go on to independent secondary schools such as John Burroughs and MICDS,” Sommer says. Since 2000, 69 graduates have earned National Merit recognition, including a fifth of the class of 2006, now high school seniors. “Our kids consistently score incredibly high on standardized language and math tests,” Sommer says. “Our teachers have great respect for each child’s individuality, but students leave fully prepared to tackle even the toughest academic challenge.” Parents agree. “Forsyth teachers make high-level learning fun,” says Julie Greenspoon, mother of two Forsyth graduates and a former Perspectives panelist. “It taught my girls discipline and methods to succeed in their studies, and instilled a love of learning. One is now at George Washington University, the other at John Burroughs. Both are doing beautifully.” Alums are equally appreciative. “Not only did I receive an amazing education at Forsyth, but I also learned to respect my own abilities,” says a 1997 grad. “Forsyth teachers gave us a sense of our own uniqueness and talents—and taught us to respect those qualities in others, as well.”


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[homegrown [ Leland Vittert by lauren madras Leland Vittert’s connection from his Jerusalem-based office is crystal clear. He could as easily by conversing from Kansas City, that’s how matter-of-fact his conversation is. Yet he often travels wearing a flak jacket and military helmet, and carrying a gas mask car in his position as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East for Fox News. “You’re oftentimes in harm’s way over here, and you have to assess whether you’re putting your crew in danger,” he says. “But you have guides with you who are highly trained to focus on that, so we can focus on getting the news.” The journalist got his start with Charlie Brennan, the KMOX radio personality and a columnist for Town & Style. “[Brennan] is actually the journalist I most look up to, and not just because he gave me my start, but because I admire his curiosity and incredible breadth of knowledge,” Vittert says. “I was getting coffee, assisting with whatever I could, and I got the bug.” The 2001 Burroughs graduate studied journalism at Northwestern University, and landed a news position at a Denver TV station before moving overseas. In addition to covering Jerusalem, Vittert was among the first journalists on the ground in Libya, touching down before the no-fly zone went into effect. He’s been in Egypt for the protests and had a front-row seat to the Arab Spring of 2011. “It’s amazing what these people were able to go through,” he says. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime to report on these issues. I always dreamed of being a network correspondent. One thing I’ve learned though, is that you get 90 seconds to tell the story, whether it’s local politics or a warzone.” When he’s homesick, he visits a restaurant in Tel Aviv that will serve him a bacon-wrapped pork chop—as close to American food as he can get. “But I try to stay away from the ex-pat community,” he says. “My best friend here is an F15 pilot in the Israeli army, I’ve been to Palestinian weddings; you see the world through their eyes when you befriend and really know local people.” When Vittert makes it home, he focuses on his family, especially if his sister, a graduate student at the University of Glascow, is also in town. And he stops by Annie Gunn’s, where the ‘Lucky’s Sure Bet’ sandwich was named for him.




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business [IN]sight Weekends Only ] by catherine klene Tom Phillips knows how to make the most of time. His stores are open only three days a week, yet Weekends Only is the No. 1 furniture retailer in St. Louis. In five years, he opened five locations. And his very recognizable commercials are only five seconds long and feature no product—just a lightbulb and Phillips himself. “It’s hard for me to go anywhere and not have people say, ‘You’re the lightbulb guy from Weekends Only,’” Phillips says, laughing. Selling furniture came naturally for Phillips, whose family owns St. Louis’ Phillips Furniture. In fact, he was working at the former Phillips Furniture on Gravois Road when he began hunting for a new retail concept in the late ‘90s. “The store on Gravois was not meeting the needs of the market,” Phillips says. “That failing caused me to look outside the business to see how we could turn it around.” Phillips and his brother David discovered that 60 percent of their store traffic took place on the weekends. Inspired by an East Coast chain that operated on abbreviated hours, the Phillips brothers separated from Phillips Furniture and set out to recreate that business model here. All that remained to take care of was the name; Phillips credits his brother with that stroke of marketing genius. “The moment David came up with ‘Weekends Only,’ we knew that was it. It was brilliantly simple,” Phillips says. The brothers took a gamble—and St. Louis shoppers leapt on the concept. Though the five locations are open only Friday through Sunday, the company’s operation center works all week to purchase overstock and close-out products at discounted prices and place them on the showroom floor. This rapid turnaround creates a limited selection and prompts customers to buy before they miss out on the deal. Having limited hours also cuts the prices, as the stores’ operating costs are significantly lower than those of a typical retailer. Phillips admits there were hiccups resulting from the company’s rapid growth. “When we were most successful, we were providing very compelling products in which the customer understood they were getting a deal,” he says. “In 2003, I realized I didn’t have the right people and had to make some changes. Once we opened enough stores, we were able to start TV advertising. That’s when we made the biggest market share gains. By 2005, we had become the most-shopped furniture store in the market, a position we still hold today.” Central to the company’s growth was a series of five-second advertising spots. Phillips’ catchy message packed a punch audiences remembered. “To me, it was one of the most brilliant plays in TV advertising,” Philips says. “Our advertising agency developed a commercial with a message that could be communicated in just five seconds.” Phillips isn’t done yet; he hopes to grow into other regional and national markets, using the company’s website to extend Weekends Only’s reach. “Sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that something that seemed so small when we were just starting has become a market leader,” he says. “St. Louis adapted to such a viable concept, and I’m still surprised and grateful.” Tom Phillips PHOTO BY bill barrett

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parent trap Happiness Is An Inside Job

by dr. tim jordan Ever notice how uncomfortable people get when you talk about money? That’s just as true when it comes to parents talking money with their children. Young adults are often unprepared to deal with money issues. Today’s kids have been conditioned from the cradle to crave wealth, fame, beauty and popularity, none of which is bad in and of itself. But as Tim Kasser points out in his excellent book The High Price of Materialism, using externals as a primary motivator in life makes people more stressed and troubled, and less fulfilled and happy. But our children aren’t hearing that message. They are pushed to work their absolute hardest 24/7 on schoolwork in order to get the best grades, which leads to the best secondary schools, which leads to acceptance at top-tier colleges, which guarantees a high-paying job. Hogwash! This line of thinking creates anxious, I’ve got-to-be perfect résumé-builders who feel that the kind of job, salary and house they have defines who they are. They become unfulfilled human ‘doings,’ for whom no amount of work or money is enough. I vote for giving our children a different kind of financial inheritance. First, make it safe to talk about money. Broaden your definition of wealth to include family, friends, opportunities, values, generosity and integrity. Teach kids that with money and wealth comes a responsibility to give back and help others. Sharing may be the most powerful conter-balance to consumerism. Help kids distinguish between earning a living and earning a life. Teach kids that happiness is an ‘inside job’; you can’t buy happiness, and buying more things when you’re unhappy won’t fill you up for long. When kids receive a mountain of gifts during holidays and birthdays, have them open them one at a time and then thank the giver. We gave our kids an increasing amount of allowance money because we wanted them to learn lessons about money: how much things cost, delaying gratitude and saving money, tithing. We allowed them to make some mistakes with money so the costs would be small but the lessons would be large. Model a healthy attitude by showing them you balance work and family/personal life. Let your kids see Mom and Dad peacefully negotiating money issues. Make sure they see you handling stress or low moments in a healthy way versus just buying more ‘things’. The best inheritance you can give them is a good example. Teach your children how to save money, pay bills, balance a checkbook, understand the stock market, bargain shop, use coupons and learn about credit scores. Teach them the difference between needs and wants.




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Fleur de lis by dorothy weiner | photos by josephine havlak

The 53rd Annual Fleur de Lis Charity Ball to benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital was celebrated Dec. 29, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. That evening, 39 young women were presented to the Most Rev. Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, before an admiring audience of friends and family. Mrs. William P. Wright Jr. served as Ball chairwoman, and Mrs. Paul B. Vatterott Jr. as president of the Fleur de Lis organization, which to date has contributed more than $2.6 million to Cardinal Glennon in its mission to heal sick children.


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i D❤! Kelly Hayes & Jason Tucker] by lauren madras | photos by robert george

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Kelly and Jason had a small wedding with close friends and family in the intimate courtyard behind Scape, a restaurant in the Central West End. “The courtyard is framed by the Chase Park Plaza,” Kelly says. “It was dramatic and urban, a beautiful backdrop.” Kelly had plenty of experience on in planning her big day, since she works in the wedding industry as a photographer and designer with her stepfather, wedding photographer Joel Marion. The reception took place in the secondstory Fountain Room, which is punctuated by a beautiful and other-worldly chandelier by Third Degree Glass Factory. The ceremony was intimate, with only a few young children in the bridal party. The bride and groom tag-teamed the planning, with Jason selecting the music and invitations. Their first dance, to ‘Sideways’ by Citizen Cope, was a song they heard in the background of a movie that Jason tracked down online. Kelly, while preparing for the wedding, lost an amazing 130 pounds to slim down for her big day. “It was worth it,” she says. “I look at those pictures now and I’m so proud. My trick? Avoid salt and focus on exercise.” To celebrate her achievement and indulge after months of diet and exercise, miniature takeout cartons of donut holes—one of Kelly’s favorites—were given to guests as party favors.

[ resources ] [ wedding party ] Rings | custom-made by Tom Kohn at The Diamond Shop Florist | Randy Felkey at Ladue Florist Photographer | Robert George Music | A Rockin’ DJ – Jim Hussey Venue | Scape American Bistro Gown | Allure from Amore Planner | Katie Fechter Cake| Sugaree

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Bride’s parents | Joel & Carol Marion; Rick & Jean Hayes Groom’s parents | Cindy Tucker; John & Kim Tucker Officiant | Kristen Wylder


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Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis

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At its 36th annual fashion show, the organization honored Linda Ferber with the Soroptimist Ruby Award for Women Helping Women in recognition of her work mentoring young women.

Our Little Haven partnered with First Bank to collect items from children’s holiday wish lists.

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Lindstrom & McKenney has launched a second location at 2821 Ballas Road, just south of Missouri Baptist Hospital.

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Santa got a police escort to Ranken Jordan as he and the Maryland Heights Police Department passed out gifts to children at the hospital for the seventh consecutive year.

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Christodoulos Panayiotou and Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper Friday, January 27, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Save the Dates CAM Opening Nights Free admission, cash bar, valet available

Great Rivers Biennial 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Friday, September 7, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 11am - 4pm Open late until 8pm Thursday Closed Mondays / 314.535.4660

contemporary art museum st. louis g reat art didn’t stop with familiar names like Warhol and Rauschenberg. The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis has dedicated decades to exhibiting innovative, relevant pieces created by today’s artists—and helping St. Louisans make sense of it all. “In a gallery, works are for sale, but ours are just for the public to experience,” says Emily Klimek, Director of Development. “We can choose artists who are on the verge because we’re not playing to what people might buy. We have more liberty to showcase contemporary artists we think will be incredibly significant in the future.” CAM’s three Main Gallery spaces—including The Front Room, which rotates exhibitions monthly—showcase the best of what the international art scene is producing. Upcoming programs for 2012 include partnering with the World Chess Hall of Fame for a performance piece and the Great Rivers Biennial, which helps St. Louis artists take their first steps on a national platform. CAM offers educational programs for everyone from toddlers to foodies to seasoned art buffs, says Unitey Kull, Director of Programs and Audience Development. “Art can be challenging, and that’s OK,” Kull says. “Our educational programs fill a special role in the city. We help people experience art through our social programs and guided tours. We want to make the works as accessible as possible.” The museum’s Annual Gala will celebrate former Director Paul Ha’s nineyear legacy as he leaves to become Director of the List Visual Arts Center at MIT. Ha oversaw much of the CAM’s current programming, as well as its move to the airy space it now occupies in Grand Center. Tickets to the Feb. 4 Gala at The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis are available at

facts address| 3750 Washington Blvd.
 phone | 314.535.4660 web | BOARD CHAIRMAN | David S. Obedin INTERIM DIRECTOR | Dwyer Brown MISSION | CAM promotes meaningful engagement with the most innovative and relevant art being made today. ESTABLISHED | 1980 (Forum for Contemporary Art), 2003 (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis) AREA SERVED | St. Louis City and County HOW YOU CAN HELP | Donations can be made at Tickets to the Annual Gala can also be purchased at

2011 highlights | CAM exhibited David Noonan, Richard Aldrich and the 19th Century French Painting, Thea Djordjadze, Michael E. Smith and Manon de Boer: Between Perception and Sensation.

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An elegant evening benefiting Girl Scouts where you taste and judge sumptuous chefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; creations before dinner.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:00 PM â&#x20AC;˘ The Ritz-Carlton 314-592-2373

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ince 1912, Girl Scouts has been teaching girls in kindergarten through grade 12 the courage, confidence and character they need to become leaders of tomorrow. Through Girl Scouts, young women discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, formed in 2007 by merging the Greater St. Louis and Hannibal councils, provides 1 million hours of community service each year, valued at $19 million. Scouts help the less fortunate through initiatives such as April Showers, a personalcare item drive. Other specialized programs include Project Anti-Violence Education (PAVE), which focuses on how to prevent bullying and unhealthy relationships; the STEM Program, which provides hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math; and Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, for girls whose mothers are incarcerated. The Girl Scout Cookie Program, the largest girl-led business in the world, teaches money management and business ethics. And three area summer camps give girls a chance to learn new skills while making friends and having fun. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. A highlight of the year-long celebration is Dessert First, a fundraising dinner honoring outstanding Scouts and community leaders. Sponsorships are still available for the event, which takes place 6 p.m. Feb. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests are invited to judge sumptuous desserts made with Girl Scout cookies, prepared by top local chefs. By attending Dessert First and supporting Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, St. Louisans can help girls dream big and achieve amazing goals.

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2300 Ball Dr., St. Louis; 655 Clinic Road, Ste. 101, Hannibal, Mo. phone | 314.592.2300; 573.221.0339 web |

Ceo | Donna Martin oFFICers | Mary Ann Altergott, Board Chair; Vivian M. Luce, 1st Vice Chair; Connie Argotsinger, 2nd Vice Chair; Valerie E. Patton, Treasurer; Arlinda Warren, Secretary area serVed | Serves nearly 60,000 girls, supported by 18,000 adult volunteers, in St. Louis City and County and 27 surrounding Missouri counties how YoU Can heLp | Donate online or by mail; support the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program; volunteer; purchase Dessert First sponsorships

2011 hIghLIghts | Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri collected 1.1 million personal care items during its April Showers drive, has helped more than 300,000 St. Louis children through PAVE, and reports that 90 percent of STEM participants will take STEM classes in high school.

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or West County residents, an art exhibition or theater production used to mean an hour-long trek to the city—if traffic was agreeable. The founders of Chesterfield Arts wanted to extend fine arts beyond the Midtown region, and today the organization thrives as a hub of artistic expression in West County, says Jennifer Petrowsky, marketing and communications manager for Chesterfield Arts. “Sometimes I-270 acts as a barrier between West County and St. Louis city,” Petrowsky says. “Chesterfield Arts continues St. Louis’ reputation for outstanding arts experiences as the resource for the West County region, providing art classes, performances and more.” This year, Chesterfield Arts draws from local schools for its ‘Take a Seat’ project presented by PNC Arts Alive. Art classes and clubs from 22 area schools will design and create a public art work on a life-size fiberglass armchair. They also will record their creative process for an accompanying audio tour when the chairs go on display June 2. “This project will have so much creativity, from elementary to college levels,” Petrowsky says. Tickets for Chesterfield Arts’ annual gala, Art Feast 2012 on Feb. 4 at Kemp Auto Museum, are still available by phone. More information is available online.

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444 Chesterfield Center, Ste. 130 phone | 636.519.1955 weB |

chairMan | Kathleen Higgins Mission | Chesterfield Arts provides quality and diverse programming in the visual, performing and literary arts, gallery exhibitions promotes public art and arts education, and is as a resource for arts information in the West County region. estaBlished | 1995 area served | West County how you can help | Donations of any amount can be made online. Volunteers can join the Ambassadors Program, which assists with fundraising events, art fairs and more.

2011 highlights | Mark Your Mark, a studentdesigned, 500-foot mural on the Chesterfield Monarch Levee flood wall; and Art Heals—Restoring Joy to Joplin, in which thousands of art supplies were collected to fill two art classrooms destroyed by the tornadoes.

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See an Exhibit Take a Class Attend an Event See a Performance Explore Outdoor Art

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St. Louis Community College 300 S. Broadway, St. Louis, Mo 63102 phone | 314.539.5472 web |

executive director | Jo-Ann Digman Mission | The St. Louis Community College chef sandoval with dinner guests

expands minds and changes lives every day by creating accessible, dynamic learning environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. established | 1962 area served | Greater St. Louis City and County how You can help | Scholarship donations can be made on the St. Louis Community College Foundation website. The organization’s spring gala, Falling in Love, will take place March 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

6:30 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Enjoy an extraordinary five-course dinner with wine pairings hosted by Chef Richard Sandoval one of America’s most acclaimed chefs and the ‘Father of Modern Mexican Cuisine.’ *** Event proceeds will benefit students and educational programs at St. Louis Community College. For sponsorships and tickets/tables information, contact Jo-Ann Digman at 314-539-5358 or


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address| 30 Henry Ave., Ellisville, Mo. phone | 636.227.6200 web |

Assistance League© St. Louis 30 Henry Avenue Ellisville, MO 63011 636-227-6200 email: website:

presIdenT | Patricia Alvarez MIssIon | An all-volunteer service organization

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whose members identify, develop, fund and implement ongoing philanthropic programs to meet specific needs of children and adults in the St. Louis community. Programs include Operation School Bell®, which provides new uniforms for elementary school children in need. Contributes 40,000-plus hours of volunteer service each year. area serVed | Nearly 37,000 members of the St. Louis community. esTabLIshed | 1988 how YoU Can heLp | Donate online or by mail; sponsor an event; volunteer; or shop at Fantastic Finds, Assistance League St. Louis’ upscale resale store at Bellerive Plaza in Creve Coeur.

Bellerive Plaza Mason and Olive Street Roads 314-579-9500 Shop Hours Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fantastic Finds welcomes taxdeductible donations of goods.

friends of the

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Address| 14323 South Outer Forty, Ste. 200M Phone| 314.576.3078 Website| Executive Director| Leisa Duff Mission| The Friends of the Saint Louis

Guests at the annual Shoot for the Cure event at Strathalbyn Farms Club

University Liver Center raise money to support the research efforts of the world-renowned SLU Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases and to promote understanding and awareness of liver disease. Established| 2003 Area Served| Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area How You Can Help| Volunteer/donate. All donations stay in St. Louis and benefit the community. Volunteers are needed to help with daily functions as well as participate with planning and execution of fundraising events. Call the Friends office to volunteer or donate.

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1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West Ste. 140 phone | 314.286.0600 web |

VICe presIdenT | Julia Ruvelson area serVed | Patients from all over the

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world seek care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, but the majority are members of the St. Louis community MIssIon | The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital helps donors enrich lives, save lives and transform patient care through charitable gifts to Barnes-Jewish Hospital and affiliates, including Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Goldfarb School of Nursing. Funds support innovative research for disease prevention and cure, medical education, technology and equipment, care essentials for patients in need, and community outreach. esTabLIshed | 1996, following the merger of Barnes Hospital and Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. how YoU Can heLp | Donate online or by mail; sponsorships available for illumination gala, April 14 at The Ritz-Carlton

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The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center is partnering with Launch St. Louis to form a Young Friends group in 2012 – and we need YOU! Together, we’re building a vibrant base of young professional board members, donors and advocates to support the Friends mission. Contact us at 314-576-3078 or visit our website at to learn more about our organization and how you can get involved.

birthright counseling, st. louis facts address|

2525 S. Brentwood Blvd. phone | 314.962.5300 web |

“Tamika” found a FRIEND in Birthright Counseling, St. Louis when she needed SUPPORT. Tamika was 20 years old when she found out she was pregnant. She felt lonely and scared. Then she heard the Birthright ad on the radio. Her professional counselor Liz assured her that Birthright would guide and support her so she could choose LIFE for her baby. Due to the physical requirements of her job, Tamika was unable to work during her pregnancy. Birthright was able to provide practical assistance until she was able to return to work eight weeks after her daughter’s birth. Tamika met regularly with her counselor Liz working on goal setting and healthy relationship skills. Through Birthright’s Educational Fund, Tamika was Birthright able to resume her studies at Community College. Liz also connected her to another agency in the community who provided additional assistance and home visits. Because of the SUPPORT she received at Birthright Tamika is delighted to be a mother and proud of her baby girl. Hope

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abortion for women facing by untimely pregnancy; offers free, confidential professional counseling and assistance area serVed | More than 170,000 women in St. Louis City and County esTabLIshed | 1971 how YoU Can heLp | Donate online, by mail or through employer matching gifts; volunteer; support events; become a member of the Friends of Birthright.







irthright Counseling, St. Louis A Friend for Life

2525 S. Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63144 314.962.5300 • Birthright Counseling, St. Louis is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit service providing free and confidential professional counseling as well as practical assistance to mothers facing an untimely pregnancy, offering positive alternatives to abortion. We believe in the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born. Birthright is supported entirely from tax-deductible donations from caring individuals, groups, churches, community organizations, foundations and corporations.

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P. O. Box 11425, St. Louis, MO 63105 phone | 314.567.5566 web |

president | William Ash Mission | The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society david russell, MarCh 24

promotes an appreciation of music for the classical guitar and other fretted instruments. established | 1963 area served | St. Louis metropolitan area how You Can help | Donations can be made to any of three programs: Public School Guitar Initiative, KJEA Memorial Fund, and a general operations fund. Volunteers may assist at performances and members’ gatherings.

314 935 6543

560 trinity ave at delmar in u-City •

Always St. Louis favorites, the legendary Romero family returns after a ten-year absence with music from classical to their native Spain! beijing guitar duo, januarY 21

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5050 Oakland Ave. phone | 314.533.8083 web |

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ceo | Mary E. Burke MIssIon | To promote understanding and citizen-science bio blitz

appreciation of science and technology by connecting science and community through educational programs, the Science Fair and other events, most free to schools and the community esTabLIshed | 1856 area serVed | More than 75,000 adults and children in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area how YoU can heLp | Become a member; donate online or by mail

Academy programs educate and engage the next generation...they inspire and empower discoveries in science...and they inform the community.

5050 Oakland Avenue | Saint Louis 63110 314 533 8083 |

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jewish federation of st. louis facts

Address| 12 Millstone Campus Dr. Phone| 314.432.0020 Website| President & CEO| Barry Rosenberg Mission| Jewish Federation mobilizes the rayna schaff, mollie leyton, brittney guyer

Jewish community and its human and financial resources to preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. Established| December, 1901 Area Served| Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area How You Can Help| We have 200 development volunteers to raise funds, serve on boards, and help decide how to allocate funds among our various programs.

Jewish Federation is the central planning and resource development organization for the St. Louis Jewish community. Federation works to build and support a thriving Jewish community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; through a network of 60 agencies, programs and services in St. Louis, Israel and around the world. Learn more at

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whitfield school facts

Address| 175 S. Mason Road Phone| 314.434.5141 Website|

We expect more. And our students deliver.

Interim Head of School| Ruth Greathouse

Head of School| John Delautre (July 2012) Mission| Whitfield School is a small, college-

preparatory learning community for grades 6 to 12 that fosters excellent habits of mind, productive social skills and personal integrity in an innovative, student-centered environment. Established| John Barnes and Allen Cole founded the school in 1952. Area Served| Students are from the greater St. Louis Metro Area, representing 57 zip codes. How You Can Help| Approximately 20 percent of the student body receives need-based financial aid funded in part by individuals and foundations who give to the School’s Annual Fund and Endowment.

Our experienced teachers challenge Whitfield students to practice and master real-world skills like collaboration, presentation abilities, and research and analysis. Students learn by doing, which empowers them to achieve success and gives them an edge in college and beyond. Schedule a tour today, and experience L o c at e d at t h e c o r n e r o f L a d u e a n d M a s o n r o a d s 314 . 4 3 4 . 5141 w h i t f i e L d s c h o o L .o r g


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Address| 3547 Olive St. Phone| 314.289.4120 Website| Executive Director| Sheroo Mukhtiar Mission| Springboard provides programs in the

arts, culture, humanities and sciences to schools and community organizations. Its programs inspire audiences to embrace knowledge and new experiences that broaden their horizons. Established| Springboard is the result of the 2006 merger of Springboard to Learning (1965) and Young Audiences of St. Louis (1958). Area Served| St. Louis metropolitan area including 150+ schools and community venues How You Can Help| Schools and community organizations receive programming through their own resources and the donations of charitable partners. Donors can also give a performance, workshop or residency to a school of their choice, selecting from more than 200 programs offered by Springboard teaching artists.

“Hands-on” Programs. “Minds-on” Learning. Springboard provides programs to stimulate curiosity, motivate creativity and inspire learning by integrating creative experiences in arts and culture into school curricula. Annually, Springboard reaches 40,000+ students through 500+ performances, workshops, and residencies in 150 schools across the St. Louis area. Bring Sprinboard’s unique programs to your school or community center by calling (314) 289-4120 or by visiting our website:!

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Address | 530 Maryville Centre Drive, Ste. LL5 Phone: 314.275.7440 Website: Executive Director | Judy Ciapciak Mission | Friends of Kids with Cancer is

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devoted to enriching the daily lives of children in treatment for cancer and their families through emotional, educational and recreational support. Established | 1992 Area Served | Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area How You Can Help | The programs are staffed largely by volunteers and funded through donations by the Friends and Young Friends groups.

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When you want to do the most good for the most area children, give through YouthBridge. We help childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charities become strong, well-managed, and sustainable through education, enterprise investments and endowment building. We help donors set up a giving plan that will provide the greatest social impact, while meeting their financial and philanthropic goals. Charities pictured in order: HavenHouse, St. Louis ArtWorks, Angel Baked Cookies, Perennial, DeCycleIt, and StudioSTL

FOR A PERSONAL CONSULTATION, CONTACT: Norm Moenkhaus, Executive Director of Donor Services at 314-985-6778 or

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Wilson® Certified Teachers


Tuition Assistance Available

The Sheldon Gala 2012 Presents






Maureen McGovern

Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Feelin’ Groovy The Grammy Winning Vocalist celebrates the music of the 1960s and ‘70s, performing the timeless songs of the Beatles, Carole King, Bob Dylan and more!

Gala Tickets start at $500 and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, preferred concert seating, dinner, dessert and dancing, complimentary valet parking, and a tax deduction. Call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900.

Gala Co-chairs: Myles & Elaine Kelly and Debbie Rub Underwritten by: Emerson Design by: Paradowski Creative

Single tickets are $40 orchestra/$35 balcony and are available beginning February 11 through MetroTix at 314.534.1111 or online at

Serving seniors in our community with housing and in-home services for 50 years.

6633 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 726-0111 January 11, 2012


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Annual Golf Tournament LiTTLe PATrioTs eMBrAced To Benefit

serving military families

Monday, April 30, 2012 Hosted at Meadowbrook Country Club Special On-Course Appearance by

PGA Major Championship Winner

For Sponsorship Opportunities and Registration call 636-777-7820 or email

G reat C ities N eed G reat L ibraries

Beyond the Classroom Picking up where tax dollars stop

The Special Education Foundation, established in 1984, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to assist children with disabilities in areas not supported by tax dollars. We assist With:

• scholarships and camperships • hearing aids and other specialized equipment • teacher mini-grants • Leadership programs • student and teacher recognition awards • Parent programs and support

314-567-8100 | The Foundation relies solely on private donations for support.

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CENTRAL LIBRARY GRAND REOPENING Saturday, November 17, 2012 13th and Olive Street 314 539 0359



Support dogs provides highly skilled assistance dogs to individuals with disabilities at no cost to them.

295 N Lindbergh Saint Louis 63141

With unparalleled dedication and commitment, these dogs offer dignity, hope, and independence to the physically disabled, deaf, hard-of-hearing, and those with post traumatic Stress disorder, including our military veterans. contact us for more information about our programs and services or to make a contribution.

314-997-2325 Proud member of

Mon/Wed/Fri 10 to 6 Tue/Thu 10 to 7 Sat 10 to 5

dignity hope independence

Featuring author and National CASA spokesperson, TV’s Judge Glenda Hatchett!

Annual Benefit

Donate. Shop. Support. Receipts provided for your tax-deductible donation.

Helping women, children and families since 1895.

When you shop here for needlepoint & gifts,

all proceeds benefit local charities!

Staffed by over 90 volunteers, we’ve donated $3.3 million to 150 organizations since 1966.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012 Windows Off Washington

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The St. Louis County Library Foundation



9740 Clayton Road • St. Louis, Missouri 63124 314.994.0606 •

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developmental disabilities.


Wish Upon a Star FEATURING

Kim Massie

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, September 22, 2012

10176 Corporate Square Drive Suite 100 | St. Louis 63132 314-567-7705

March 4, 2012 3 to 7 PM SqWires

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2012 january 1/2 – 1/31

Sign of the Arrow

>>CBK needlepoint trunk show

including canvas artist ‘Keep Your Pants On’ 9740 Clayton Road, 314. 994.0606

1/12 | 5 p.m. COCA

>>COCAcabana Kickoff

social datebook calendar

1/27 | 6 p.m.

Friends of Kids With Cancer


10th Annual Trivia Night ‘Minute to Win It’ CBC High School, 1850 De La Salle Drive, 314.275.7440

>>Camp Registration starts

1/27 | 7 to 10 p.m. 1/28 – 1/29 | noon to 5 p.m. 2/3 | 7 p.m. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

>>10th Annual St. Louis

Sign of the Arrow

>>‘Angel in Disguise’ Fifth

1/13 – 3/3

1/27 | 7 to 9 p.m.

2/4 | 6 to 11 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum

>>Christodoulos Panayiotou

Art Exhibit Reception Jan. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. The Gallery of Chesterfield Arts 444 Chesterfield Center # 130, 636.519.1955

and Figure Studies: Recent Representational Works on Paper 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

1/14 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1/27 | 8 p.m. 1/29 | 3 p.m.

>> ‘Fashion Plates’ Luncheon/

Fashion Show, $35 CBC High School, 1850 De La Salle Drive, 636.227.6200

1/20 | 10 a.m.

Friends of Birthright St. Louis

>>January Meeting

and Luncheon St. Anselm Parish Life Center, 530 S. Mason Road, 314.962.5300

1/21 | 6 p.m.

Whitfield School

>>Trivia Night

175 S. Mason Road, 314.434.5141

1/21 | 8 p.m.

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

>>The Beijing Guitar Duo The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road, 314.567.5566


Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

>>Cookie Booth Sales Start, 314.592.2393

Winter Opera Saint Louis

>>Ariadne auf Naxos $36 to $51

fully staged with orchestra and sung in German with English supertitles. Saint Louis Woman’s Club, 4600 Lindell Blvd., 314.865.0038

1/28 | 6 p.m. to midnight Ranken Jordan— A Pediatric Specialty Hospital

>>Crystal Ball Glow Gala

Kemp Auto Museum, 16955 Chesterfield Airport Road, 314.872.6400

1/28 | 10 a.m. to noon Contemporary Art Museum

>>Tour with

the Artist and Curator 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

1/28 | 8 to 11:30 p.m.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

>>‘Wild Wild YPD’

Young Professionals Division campaign kickoff Crowne Plaza in Clayton, 314.442.3817

Chesterfield Arts

>>Art Feast,

signature annual benefit, $150 Kemp Auto Museum, 636.519.1955

2/4 | 6 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

>>Annual Gala Celebrating

the Legacy of Director Paul Ha Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., 314.535.4660

2/6 | 4 to 5:30 p.m. COCA

>>COCAbiz: Conversations with Iain Roberts of IDEO 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555

2/7 | 8 p.m.

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

>>Brass Spectacular with the

St. Louis Symphony Brass Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 314.533.7662


Chesterfield Arts

>>Spring Classes Begin

(Summer camps begin June 4) 444 Chesterfield Center, # 130, 636.519.1955

2/8 | 5:30 to 9 p.m. Springboard

>>Dine Out for Springboard at

Herbie’s in the CWE Herbie’s, 405 N. Euclid Ave., 314.289.4128

1/29 | 2:30 to 4 p.m.

2/9 | 7 p.m.

>>Jewish Community Relations

>>Heroes with Heart

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Council - Student-to-Student Winter Meeting Kopolow Building Board Room, 314.442.3874

January 11, 2012, 314.592.2300

Food & Wine Experience The Chase Park Plaza Hotel 202 N. Kingshighway Blvd., 314.968.4925

Assistance League St. Louis

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Cocktail Party The Racquet Club Ladue 1600 Log Cabin Lane, 314.561.4870

>>Celebrate and Recognize



Annual Trivia Night, $25 Richmond Heights Community Center, 8801 Dale Ave., 314. 994.0606

Chesterfield Arts

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Special Education Foundation

St. Louis Bogey Club, 9266 Clayton Road, 314.567.8100

National Council of Jewish Women


Edward Jones Headquarters 12555 Manchester Road, 314.993.5181

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

2/11 | 6 to 10 p.m.

>>NCJW Trivia Night


>>Camp Registration starts

2/11 | 5 to 9 p.m., 314.592.2300

>>LOVEmeier Valentine’s

3/1 | 8 p.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Celebration 12580 Rott Road, 314.615.5276

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

>>Chanticleer –

An Orchestra of Voices Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 314.533.7662

2/11 | 1 to 4 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum


Valentine’s Free Family Day 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

3/2 | 8 pm. 3/4 | 3 p.m.

Winter Opera Saint Louis

>>La Bohème, $36 to $51

2/12 | 3 to 5 p.m.

>>PJ Library Tu B’Shevat

fully staged with orchestra and sung in Italian with English supertitles. Skip Viragh Center for the Arts 425 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.865.0038

2/14 | 7:30 to 10 p.m.

3/2 | 7 p.m. 3/3 | 2 and 5 p.m. 3/4 | 3:30 p.m.

>>Young Professionals

>>Elizabeth Mitchell:

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Community Event Kopolow Building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive, 314.442.3867

Jewish Federation of St. Louis


Division Valentine’s Day With a Jewish Twist, 314.442.3817

You Are My Flower 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555

2/18 | 7 p.m.

3/3 | 6 p.m.

>>Mardi Gras

>>Jeans & Jewels

Mercy Health Foundation

Churchill Center & School

Masquerade Gala Chase Park Plaza, 314.251.1800

dinner auction, $150 1021 Municipal Center Drive, 314.997.4343

2/18 | 8 p.m.

3/4 | 3 to 7 p.m.

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

Kids’ Place, Inc.

>>Wish Upon a Star

>>The Romero Family Guitar

Reception and Silent Auction SqWires Restaurant and Annex, 314.863.8055, ext. 19

Quartet in Concert The 560 Music Center 560 Trinity Ave., 314.567.5566

3/5 | 10:30 a.m.

Friends of Birthright St. Louis

2/24 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2/25 | 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

>>Fashion Show

Mercy Health Foundation

Frontenac Hilton, 314.962.5300

health screenings West County Center 314.251.1800

3/9 – 4/28

>>Heart to Heart Affair

>>chesterfield arts


Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

>>Cookie Booth Sales start, 314.592.2300

Simplicity Entangled art exhibit Reception March 9, 6 to 8 p.m. 444 Chesterfield Center, #130, 636.519.1955


3/10 | 6:30 p.m.

3/29 | 5 p.m.

4/16 | 7 p.m.

4/26 | 6 p.m.

>>Falling in Love . . .

>>Dana Brown Teacher

>>Informational Camp

>>Commitment to Kids

St. Louis Community College Foundation

in Five Courses gala Four Seasons Hotel, 999 N. Second St., 314.539.5358

3/10 | 6 p.m.

Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis Chapter

>>Orchid AAFAir Gala Coronado Ballroom, 3701 Lindell Blvd.

3/15 | 3 p.m. 3/20 – 3/21 | 7: 30 p.m.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

>>Ignite! New Play Festival

Special Education Foundation

Mini-Grant Reception Ces & Judy’s, 10405 Clayton Road, 314.567.8100

3/31 | 1 to 6 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

>>Birthday Bash

Chaifetz Arena, 314.592.2300

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Meeting for Parents 2300 Ball Drive, 314.592.2300

4/19 | 5:30 p.m.

Academy of Science-St. Louis

>>Outstanding St. Louis

Scientist Awards Chase Park Plaza – Starlight Roof, 314.533.8083


4/20 – 4/22


>>April Showers

Voices for Children

>>April is Child Abuse

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Bag Drop Off, 314.592.2300

Sally S. Levy Opera Center, 210 Hazel Ave., 314.968.4925

Prevention Month.,, 314.552.2352

3/17 | 7:30 p.m.

4/3 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

4/20 | 7 p.m. 4/21 – 4/22 | 2 p.m.

>>The WiseWrite Festival

>>Spring Repertory

Sheldon Arts Foundation

>>Sheldon Gala 2012:

Maureen McGovern Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, 314.533.9900




of One-Act Plays The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis , 130 Edgar Road, 314.289.4128

Performance 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555

4/12 | 6:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri



Special Education Foundation


Banquet St. Louis Marriott West 660 Maryville Centre Drive, 314.567.8100

Academy of Science-St. Louis

>>Science Fair

Queeny Park, Greensfelder Pavilion, 314.533.8083

4/26 – 4/28 | 7 p.m. 4/29 | 2 p.m. Whitfield School


Whitfield Spring Musical 175 S. Mason Road, 314.415.1218

Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center

>>Young Friends

4/27 | 6 p.m. COCA


COCAcabana 2012: White Hot 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555

4/28 | 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. Developing Strong Women Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club 2901 N. Grand Ave., 314.822.2344

5/3| 5 p.m.

Autism Speaks

Chefs Gala Hilton Ballpark 314.989.1003

4/28 | 7 p.m.

5/4 | 5 to 8 p.m.

National Council of Jewish Women

Chesterfield Arts

>>Studio Night Live Open House

>>Bravo St. Louis with

Dinner/Auction with TV’s Judge Glenda Hatchett Windows Off Washington, 314.552.2352


4/28 | 9 a.m.

3/24 | 6:30 to 11 p.m.

4/13 | 8 p.m.

>>Tacky Ball 2012

A Community Day of Service 175 S. Mason Road, 314.415.1218

>>Stile Antico – Early Music

Bute Adult Writing Contest Public reading (April 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m.) 444 Chesterfield Center, #130, 636.519.1955

Support Dogs

Hyatt Regency at the Arch, 314.997.2325

3/24 | 8 p.m.

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

>>Guitarist David Russell The Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Road, 314.567.5566

3/28 | 10:30 a.m.

Friends of Birthright St. Louis

>>St. Clement/St. Gerard

Card Party St. Gerard, 1971 Dougherty Ferry Road, 314.962.5300

Voices for Children

>>Be the Difference

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts

Vocal Ensemble Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 314.533.7662

4/13 | 7 to 10 p.m. Junior League of St. Louis

Kitchen Tour Pre-Party RSI Kitchen & Bath, 9700 Manchester Road, 314.822.2344

4/13 | 6:30 to 10:30 p m Springboard

>>Minds in Motion

Annual Gala 2012 The MOTO Museum, 3441 Olive St., 314.289.4128


Whitfield School

>>Whitfield in Action,

4/21 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Junior League of St. Louis

>>Kitchen Tour:

Seven innovative kitchens in private St. Louis homes, 314.822.2344

4/22 | 4 p.m.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis

>>St. Louis Holocaust Museum

& Learning Center Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration Congregation Temple Israel, #1 Rabbi Alvan D. Rubin Drive, 314.442.3714

3/29 | 7:30 p.m.

4/14 | 6 p.m.

4/24 | 6 to 9 p.m.

>>Béla Fleck and

>>illumination gala

>>Old Bags™ Select Auction

The Friends of The Sheldon

the Flecktones Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, 314.533.9900

The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 314.286.0602

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition

St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel, 314.367.8373

Fox Theatre

527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678

Junior League of St. Louis

Andy Cohen dinner and auction NEO ON LOCUST, 2801 Locust Ave., 314.993.5181

Chesterfield Arts

5/1 – 5/13 >>Memphis

Showering the Community All local Wal-Mart stores 314.592.2300

>>Deadline for The Jade G.

Recruitment Event, 314.576.3078

444 Chesterfield Center, # 130, 636.519.1955

5/5 | 11 a.m.

St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation

Assistance League St. Louis

>>Derby Day Brunch

>>Authors Brunch, $60

Missouri Athletic Club, 405 Washington Ave., 636.227.6200

4/28 | 6:30 p.m.

Churchill Center & School

>>2012 Trivia Night & Raffle, $20, 314.726.0111

5/5 | 6 p.m.

Whitfield School

>>Montage 2012

Gala and Auction 175 S. Mason Road, 314.434.5141

1021 Municipal Center Drive, 314.997.4343

5/10 – 5/11

4/28 | 8 a.m.

Conference 2012 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555


>>COCABiz: Business Creativity

Friends of Kids With Cancer

>>12th Annual Walk

with a Friend at Sunrise Maryville Centre, 314.275.7440

5/12 | 10 a.m. to noon


and Curator 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Contemporary Art Museum

>>Tour with the Artists

>>April Showers Bag Pick-up 314.592.2300

5/11 | 7 to 9 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum

>>Opening Night: Great Rivers

Biennial 2012 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

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5/14 | 10 a.m.

Assistance League St. Louis

>>Golf Tournament –

Tennis Event, $250 Meadowbrook Country Club, 636.227.6200

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5/18 | 1 p.m.

Support Dogs

>>Dogs In The Ruff Golf


Join us for an evening filled with awe and adventure as you witness a magical charade that is not to be forgotten.


CHASE PARK PLAZA 212 North Kingshighway St. Louis, Missouri

Proceeds from the event help provide outstanding medical care to uninsured and underserved patients at Mercy Hospital. For more information, contact Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis at 314-251-1800 or visit

catheDral concerts Gala sunDay, March 4, 2012 6:00 PM at the Chase Park Plaza Help us keep Great Music coming to St. Louis!

Tournament Norman K. Probstein Golf Course, Forest Park, 314.997.2325

5/19 | 8 a.m.

5/21 | 10 a.m.

Friends of Kids With Cancer

>>14th Annual Golf

Tournament Whitmoor Country Club, 314.275.7440

5/26 | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Academy of Science-St. Louis

>>Creve Coeur BioBlitz

Creve Coeur Park, 314.533.8083

june 6/2

Chesterfield Arts



Recipient of the 2012 GReat Music awaRd The party includes cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, silent & oral auctions, an elegant dinner, and a special live performance by vocalists from Opera Theatre of St. Louis in the Zodiac Room & Starlight Roof at the Chase Park Plaza.

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Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis Chapter

>>Annual Golf Classic Old Hickory Golf Club, 1500 S. Big Bend Blvd. #1S

Concert in the Courtyard 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

Institute: professional development for teachers, artists, and parents, 314.289.4128


Golf Event Strathalbyn Farms Club, 552 Wolfrum Road, 314.576.3078

Annual Spring Spectacular Car Show 11365 Dorsett Road, 314.872.6400

>>Coachmen Car Club

>>Springboard Connections


>>Shoot for a Cure

6/29 | 6 to 10 p.m.



Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center

Ranken Jordan— A Pediatric Specialty Hospital


D onna Wilkinson s .l a a &P

6/16 | Noon

>>‘Take a Seat’ Unveiling Event

Chesterfield Amphitheater, 636.519.1955

6/7 | 6 to 9 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum

>>Pecha Kucha Night

3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

Contemporary Art Museum


july July

Sign of the Arrow

>>Christmas in July

All needlepoint canvases 20 percent off 9740 Clayton Road, 314. 994.0606

7/9 | 11 a.m.

Ranken Jordan— A Pediatric Specialty Hospital

>>Eighth Annual

Golf Tournament Norwood Hills Country Club One Norwood Hills Drive, 314.872.6400

7/22 | 5 p.m. 7/23 | 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Life Skills

>>Annual Dinner Auction

& Golf Tournament Meadowbrook Country Club, 314.567.7705

7/27 - 7/29

Contemporary Art Museum

>>Seventh Annual City-Wide

Open Studios 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

7/30 | 11:30 a.m. 8/3 | 6 p.m. Mercy Health Foundation

>>Benefit for the Kids of

Mercy Children’s Hospital Golf Tournament at Whitmoor Country Club, Dinner Auction at The Ritz-Carlton, 314.251.1800


august August



Summer Member Event 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555

8/15 – 9/2 Fox Theatre


The Lion King 527 N. Grand Blvd., 314.534.1678

september September

Academy of Science-St. Louis

>>South Grand BioBlitz



Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

>>BIG Day

Soldier’s Memorial Park, 314.592.2300

9/22 | 6 p.m.

St. Louis County Library Foundation

>>Starcatchers Gala

St. Louis County Library Headquarters 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 314.994.3300

9/27 | 6 p.m.

Friends of Kids With Cancer


Third Annual ‘Art From the Heart’ Art Sale Mungenast St. Louis 13700 Manchester Road, 314.275.7440

Tower Grove and South Grand Area, 314.533.8083

9/29 | 8 pm.


Gaëlle Solal The Ethical Society 9001 Clayton Road, 314.567.5566

Friends of Birthright St. Louis

>>Lighting the Night for Life

Kemoll’s Top of the Met, 314.962.5300


The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

>>The 46th Season Begins!

Loretto-Hilton Center 130 Edgar Road, 314.968.4925

9/1 | 7:30 a.m.

Friends of Birthright St. Louis

>>Run For Life and Learning

Creve Coeur Park, 314.962.5300

9/7 | 7 to 9 p.m.

Contemporary Art Museum


Opening Night: Leslie Hewitt 3750 Washington Blvd., 314.535.4660

9/8 | 9:30 a.m.

Ranken Jordan— A Pediatric Specialty Hospital

>>Eighth Annual Kids’ Walk

11365 Dorsett Road, 314.872.6400


Whitfield School

>>Golf Scramble

Whitmoor Coutry Club, 314.434.5141

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

>>French Guitarist

october October

Here’s to 2012!

Assistance League St. Louis

>>25th Anniversary Gala

Dinner Auction, 636.227.6200


Kodner Gallery

>>Trash or Treasure

appraisal fundraiser for Nine Network, 314.993.4477


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer


>>Second Annual Minds-On

Trivia Night, 314.289.4128



>>FLAME 2012

Invitation Only for Members of the Richard Baron Leadership Circle 524 Trinity Ave., 314.725.6555


Friends of Saint Louis University Center

>>Young Friends Denim &

Diamonds 10 Event FRIENDSOFTHESLU.ORG 314-576-3078

Sunday in the Park with George Jan. 4 - 29 A Steady Rain Jan. 18 - Feb. 5 Race Feb. 8 - Mar. 4 The Invisible Hand Mar. 7 - 25 The Comedy of Errors Mar. 14 - Apr. 8 2012-13 Season Announced in March!

s! Join • (314) 968-4925


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The Junior League of St. Louis proudly announces their new

Headquarters and Training Facility at

2012 10/5 | 5 to 11 p.m.

Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center

>>Denim to Diamonds 10

The Black & White Gala, 314.576.3078

Oct. 13 | 7 to 11 p.m.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

>>Carts & Cocktails

106 North Kirkwood Road Kirkwood, Missouri 63122


Fundraiser 12580 Rott Road, 314.615.5276

november 11/8 | 10:30 a.m.

Friends of Kids With Cancer

>>20th Anniversary Fashion

Grand Opening Coming Soon!

Show and Boutique Ritz-Carlton St. Louis 100 Ritz Carlton Drive, 314.275.7440

11/10 | 8 p.m.

St. Louis Classical Guitar Society

>>The Brasil Guitar Duo

St. Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Premier Fine Art Gallery, 314.567.5566

11/11 | 6 p.m.

St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resources For Seniors System

>>Ageless Remarkable Saint

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WHAT I DO Founder of SCOPE, a nonprofit that promotes science education and innovation. We organize free, hands-on events to get students excited about science, help adults upgrade to science careers and make science fun for everyone! We’re also a link to financial aid, scholarships, internships and careers. Learn more at WHY I DO IT As I traveled and worked around the world, I saw globalization occurring before my eyes. I knew the U.S. needed to catch up. Then at 37, when my boys were 5 and 10, I was diagnosed with a rare lymphoma. My life was saved by a clinical trial at Washington University. Grateful for a second chance at life, I was inspired to connect others to benefits made possible by science. ORIGINS I was born in San Francisco and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. I’m a Valley Girl, fer sher! FAMILY My husband, Tim, is a national sales manager at Brown Shoe Co. Mitchell, 19, attends college in Israel, and Samuel, 15, is at Ladue High. CHILDHOOD DREAM I wanted to be a lawyer, enter politics and make a difference. As I got older, I realized I could be of service in other ways. TREND SPOTTER In high school I was known as someone who could anticipate the next trend, a skill I used during my fashion career and my work today. FIRST JOB Retail at Contempo Casuals, the coolest store at the time EDUCATION I started in political science and pre-law at Northeastern University in Boston, but detoured to pursue fashion in New York with Joan & David shoes in the ‘80s. I later got a degree in merchandising and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California. CAREER PATH My fashion career varied. I went from working retail for Chanel on Rodeo Drive to merchandising for Calvin Klein, then shoe design for Esprit and Ciao. MY HERO My maternal grandfather, Theodore Lion, put himself through law school at night, took on social justice cases and always urged me to care about others. HOW I UNWIND ‘Cave night’ with the family, complete with popcorn and movies or a DVR filled with Law & Order. FAVORITE RESTAURANT LuLu’s Seafood in University City, for snow pea tips, crispy eggplant and Hong Kong noodles. Hun how (‘very good,’ in Chinese)! FAVORITE MOVIE It Could Happen to You. It has old-fashioned sweetness, romance, and people coming together to help others. VACATION GETAWAY Kao Samui, Thailand, for elephant rides, watermelon juice and the best sunsets ever! GOALS I want to share my experience and hope, and be of service to others.

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[ Focus on Compassion by mary jo blackwood, RN, MPH

We sometimes take for granted the access we have to good medical care. In remote parts of the world, that care may be nonexistent or severely limited. But many doctors and nurses from St. Louis routinely travel to all corners of the globe to help those in need. Some also create an enduring legacy in developing countries by training native doctors and other practitioners. We could probably devote an entire issue to these wonderful healers. For now, meet five doctors who make a difference locally and globally.

[ dr. l. mike nayak | russia, vietnam nayak plastic surgery ] For Dr. Mike Nayak, helping other surgeons improve their skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery is a big part of why he provides compassionate care in other countries. Under the auspices of Face to Face, the public service arm of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he has performed thyroid surgery in St. Petersburg, Russia, and helped patients in Hanoi, Vietnam. “The surgeons in Vietnam don’t have significant training in plastic surgery, so whenever we go over, at least 200 patients with facial defects are lined up,” Nayak says. “We operate all day for a week, working side-by-side with local surgeons, instructing as we go.” Vietnamese surgeons who have participated in the Face to Face program for five or six years can now do multistage repairs on their own, he adds. “I consult with them via Internet between visits.”

Nayak recalls a Vietnamese man who had stumbled across and ignited a land mine leftover from the Vietnam war. “It blew off the end of his nose, but we were able to rebuild it using cartilage from his rib and ear, and skin and muscle from his forehead,” Nayak says. Another experience involved a woman had lost a nostril to smallpox scarring. “She was unable to look normal or breathe normally for almost 50 years due to lack of access to surgical care,” he says. “After I rebuilt her nose, she was one of my happiest patients.” Another female patient (pictured) was born without a developed right facial bone, resulting in distorted facial features. A custom implant created symmetry— and self-confidence.

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[ dr. andrew youkilis | guatemala missouri baptist medical center & st. luke’s hospital ] Dr. Andrew Youkilis has been traveling to Guatemala for 11 years to treat children with hydrocephalus (a build-up of spinal fluid in the brain) as well as spina bifida and other spinal cord malformations. “Those conditions are more common in Central America, a corn-based society prone to a lack of folic acid in the diet,” Youkilis explains. He plans to return next April. “Mayan children especially are underserved,” he says. “There is so much poverty and very little health care.” One of the patients he remembers most vividly is a 16-year-old girl who had a type of spina bifida in which her spinal cord ended in a soccer ball-sized cyst filled with spinal

fluid, making her wheelchair-bound. “She was nearly totally incapacitated,” he says. Following surgery and removal of the cyst, she was able to lie on her back for the first time, and now she’s on her way to functioning normally.” Another enthusiastic member of the neurosurgical team that goes to Guatemala is Youkilis’ partner, Dr. Michael Boland. “And our nurse, Terri Thalhammer, is the saint who organizes these trips, coordinating everything, getting supplies and equipment donated or purchasing it through grants from different organizations,” Youkilis says. “It takes a lot of hands to keep the help coming, but it’s the most gratifying work you can do.”


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[ dr. william hart | china, haiti, peru, mexico hart cosmetic & reconstructive surgery institute ] Dr. William Hart gets around, traveling to Haiti, Peru, Mexico and China to restore smiles and function to people who have been injured or have birth defects. “In Haiti, working through a local charity, we treated a man who was badly burned while trying to hook up electricity to his house from a power line,” Hart says. The man suffered severe burns and scar tissue tightening over his dominant hand and arm, making them useless. “We did a reverse radial artery flap, released the burn scars in his wrist and hand, and performed tissue grafts, restoring the use of his hand,” he says. Another patient who stands out is a young boy who was born without nasal openings. His only airway was through his mouth. “He had been abandoned by his family, but rescued by a man who picked up and sold trash for a living,” Hart says. The man brought the boy to the hospital, where Hart and his team built him a nasal airway and nose so he could function normally. In Peru and Mexico, Hart’s work includes repairing cleft lips and palates and constructing ears for children born without them. “For ear construction, I send a tissue-expanding device before I arrive to make room in the skin so the patient is ready for surgery when I get there,” he says. He then constructs the ear using cartilage from the ribs. He has been to China five times, three times through Children’s Hope International and twice on his own, and looks forward to returning this year. “No matter what the location, there are always people in need of medical help,” he says. “It’s enormously rewarding knowing I can use my ability to make a difference in their lives.”

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[ dr. frank simo | peru facial plastic & cosmetic surgery center ] Dr. Frank Simo will never forget the first time he saw 11-monthold Christian in Peru. At 5 months, the child had fallen face-first into a fire. “He was burned so badly, he no longer had eyelids, ears, lips and most of his nose,” Simo says. There was no doctor in his remote village, so his mother carried him for three days to the nearest hospital, walking barefoot through the snow. When she arrived, both feet were so frostbitten they had to be amputated. Her son was in even worse shape. “We did some skin grafting to replace Christian’s eyelids and other tissue, but he still needs a lot of work and many surgeries,” Simo says. Christian is only one of many children in the developing world who are desperately in need of medical care. Last year, Simo and a team of 14 doctors and nurses spent a week in Honduras, providing free surgery from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. “There aren’t many doctors in that area, so we brought our own supplies and instruments and left them for the next group,” he says. Simo also does pro bono work stateside with the Face to Face program, part of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In 1994, AAFPRS teamed up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help those who have been abused heal and start a new life. One of his patients was Vicky Williams, a victim of spousal abuse who spent 32 years in prison. “I gave her a face-lift, and the National Domestic Violence Project followed through with dental work, job skills training, professional dress consultation and mentoring,” Simo says. “Her goal is to finish her education and become a social worker for others who have suffered domestic abuse. Now that she takes renewed pride in her appearance, she can hold her head up and help others.”

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[ dr. suelin hilbert | vanuatu

barnes-jewish hospital emergency room ] For Dr. SueLin Hilbert, volunteering in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu started as a family affair. “Before I went to medical school, my mom, a dentist, went there to provide dental care,” Hilbert says. “I went along as her dental assistant and really fell in love with the area and the people.” Vanuatu is composed of several islands. Hilbert has practiced mainly on Malekula and Santo. “After six trips, I’m pretty conversant in the language,” she says. She is now medical director for Project MARC, which provides medical assistance in remote communities. “It’s rewarding work, but the problem with providing direct medical care

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is that when we leave, the medical care leaves, too.” So she and her colleagues, after asking the Vanuatu Ministry of Health what resources were needed, now focus more on infrastructure development and health education. “We still do some clinic work, but I spend most of my time working on a more home-grown, sustainable approach,” she says. Ongoing projects include advanced training for nurses, establishing more clinics in strategic locations, and providing transportation to medical facilities for seriously ill patients. “The Ministry of Health provides the clinic staff, the local villagers build the clinic, and Project MARC

contributes the materials, transportation and medical supplies,” Hilbert explains. Hilbert spends two months a year in Vanuatu, training lay providers to handle emergency health issues and assess when more advanced care is necessary. The citizens are eager to become as self-sufficient as possible, she adds. “We recently held a workshop on high-risk pregnancies for midwives, and I asked them what they would like as a remembrance of the class,” she says. “They wanted supplies to help provide a clean, safe environment for childbirth. We made sure they got what they needed.”

Question: I’ve lived with type 2 diabetes for years and am increasingly concerned about diabetic retinopathy. How can I protect my vision?


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The mechanisms by which diabetes causes retinopathy are complex. Systemic factors such as inadequate control of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol can promote earlier development and more rapid progression of retinopathy in people with diabetes. At a molecular level, metabolic changes associated with diabetes damage the lining of the retinal blood vessels. These vessels become leaky and lead to swelling and bleeding in the retina. In addition, the oxygenation and nutrient supply of the retina becomes compromised and leads to a compensatory growth of new blood vessels in the more advanced stages of diabetes. These changes can lead to further bleeding into the eye cavity and to retinal detachment. Fortunately, early detection, control of underlying conditions, and treatment with laser photocoagulation, pharmacotherapeutic agents and surgery can significantly reduce the risk of severe vision loss and blindness. Patients can protect their vision by properly managing their diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol under the expert care of their internist. They also need to undergo a comprehensive eye exam to determine the level and severity of their retinopathy so that it can be treated appropriately.


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Injury Specialists Physicians from the practice will present the free seminar ‘Your Back: After Spine Surgery, Do You Still Have Pain?’ at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 18 Call or email Susan Levko at slevko@uspi. com to reserve your place. pictured: Drs. Rachel and Barry Feinberg 314.985.3002 | 10435 Clayton Road, Ste. 120

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[ problem solved! ] Patchy, bare eyebrows by lauren madras | photo by charles barnes

These days, the look is simple: a bold, bright lip color, dewy skin and minimal eye makeup. But to pull this off, you need a strong, even brow. So keep in mind the three elements to a perfect brow: arch, width and density.

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This is the heaviest-handed of all the products and ideal for those with very fine hairs or very light blond hairs, as the marker will stain hair and skin. It’s also perfect for eyebrows with stray grays. From the makers of a handheld hair coloring stick, this marker is great if you’re not quite ready to get tinted at the salon. It comes off easily from skin with makeup remover, won’t budge with sweat or water, and the color lasts on your brows for weeks. Be careful not to select too dark a shade, and use a light hand when applying. You can always add a second coat., $20

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Each shade of this pencil is just slightly gray, which allows for a more natural look instead of an over-saturatedone. Use light, quick strokes in the direction of hair growth for the most natural effect. Choose the pencil that is lighter than your hair, and slightly blend strokes for smoother coverage. Don’t be afraid to press down pretty hard on the tip—it will apply a rich pigment, but won’t look harsh. Laura Mercier counters, $19

This is the best all-natural brow beauty product out there. The light textur bonds to the finest hairs on your brow, while also blending smoothly on skin. Use a very small liner brush, either an angled brow brush or even a lip brush, to lightly trace your browline. This product doesn’t have the staying power of the others, so set with translucent powder. But it’s the best for oops moments, as it easily washes away without makeup remover. Doubles as an excellent daytime eyeliner., $28—and includes a brush

The large part of the palette is a translucent styling wax. The duo of shadows is richly pigmented and easy to mix into the perfect shade and to mimic the natural fade of the eyebrow’s density. Using an angled brush, start with the lighter color and fill in the thickest part of the brow. Gradually blend in darker shadow as you reach the outer corners. Use short strokes close together to mimic hair growth. Use the wax to seal pigment against the skin—also great for taming unruly brows. Smashbox counters, $24

To get a great arch, move up from your pupi; make a mental note of that point. Only tweeze hairs between that point and your temple and always in a straight diagonal line—never a curve. Then comb hairs vertically and trim long ones. Clean up any in the middle of the brow, but don’t pull too far from the center or you will look constantly amazed! Always use a fine-tipped, angled brush when applying brow color. Brushes|, Tweezers| most drugstores, $7


get the look] [ Zoe Saldana

by lauren madras Zoe Saldana has finally come into her own. Though you met her as a teeny-bopper in ballet dance flick Center Stage in 2000, and opposite Britney Spears in 2002’s Crossroads, in 2009, she starred in megablockbusters like James Cameron’s Avatar and the Star Trek reboot. Her role at Cateleya in last summer’s Columbiana seals it: Saldana is a force to be reckoned with. Her style has evolved over the years, too, from trendchasing to the cool urban sexiness that is a mainstay of her red-carpet wardrobe. In this look, a touch of sparkle dresses up a separates ensemble, and glossy waves and glowing skin make the most of her signature dark, smokey eye.

Saldana at the Reel Moments premier hosted by Glamour Magazine Photo by s_bukley /

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MAKEUP 1| Moisturize all over and apply concealer to any trouble spots. 2| Blend a dime-sized amount of Tarte Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum with your liquid foundation and apply all over. Don’t set with powder or you’ll ruin the glow. 3| Apply a bright pink cream blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend to the temples. 4| Rim top and bottom of eyes, with thick, black eyeliner. 5| From lash to crease, apply a light mauve-gray shadow, and from crease to brow, a pink shadow applied with a light touch. smashbox photo op trio in auto expose has the perfect shade of each. 6| Deepen your natural lip color with a tinted balm for the perfect amount of natural sheen. We love Burt’s Bees in Red Dahlia. 7| Finish the look with two or three coats of Rimmel London Volume Flash ScandalEyes Mascara.

HAIR 1| In damp hair, smooth in Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Blow Dry Cream, with special attention to the ends. 2| Blow-dry hair straight with a round brush. 3| Section out a 2-inch piece of hair and twist to form a coil. 4| Using a flat iron, clamp down on coil to set a loose, gentle curl. 5| Repeat until all hair is curled. 6| Part hair deep to the side and flat-iron the front from the roots to about halfway down your hair to smooth and enhance shine in your bangs

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[ on the table ] j gilbert’s wood-fired steaks & seafood | 17a west county center | 314.965.4600 |

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Upscale rustic steakhouse


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$9 to $17 appetizers; $16 to $48 entrees


Lump Crab Cakes, Ahi Tuna Tartare Filet with Scallops, Shrimp Durango and Mesquite Plank Salmon

by jonathan carli PHOTOS BY biLL BARRETT

J Gilbert’s Wood-fired Steaks and Seafood is the latest restaurant to open on the northwest flank of West County Mall. Accessed only via an outdoor entrance, this place is really good-looking. It’s earthy and elegant at the same time, decorated mostly with wood planks of various species used in creative ways on the ceiling and walls. Artwork like ceramic steer and stallion heads (all made in Missouri) reinforce the rustic ambience. The food, too, is impressive, in large part because after two visits, I have yet to taste one dish that was not executed impeccably: the shrimp was tender and flavorful; the steak had a crusty sear on the outside and juicy meat inside; the ahi tuna came rare with lightly seared edges; the salmon had the slightly rare center required to maximize its flavor. Both evenings I spent there were memorable— and that includes the service. Prices are steep, but

portions are generous and quality is high. And $17 appetizers, like our Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, can serve two. Likewise for the Shrimp Durango starter ($12), which had six large shrimp ‘standing’ in a circle around sauteed fresh tomato cubes, sautéed spinach leaves and a delicious tomato/basil/ancho chile broth. The Ahi Tuna Tartare ($14) came as a molded tower of fresh mango, pineapple, avocado and tuna, whose flavors collided in joyous interplay. Even the Caesar Salad ($7) was stellar, with its dressing wellbalanced between anchovies and parmesan, crisped croutons and bite-sized romaine. Steaks are prime Angus and come with two generous sides. My Filet Combo of 6-ounce steak and seared Georges Bank scallops ($38) was a great choice, as were the super-rich sides I picked to go with them: Poblano au Gratin Potatoes and Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Meats here are cooked over a mesquite

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Ancho chile | The sweetest of the dried chiles, in its green state it’s known as poblano chile. White anchovies | Fresh anchovies with a milder taste than the canned fillets packed

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wood-fired flame, which adds a light smokiness. I ordered the Ancho Chile Butter to top my filet ($3), which gave the meat more fat and a slightly sweetpungent bite. The macaroni was a good foil for the meat: soft and cheesy, with bits of lobster. Same for the potatoes, which were layered with butter, cheese and bread crumbs. Both sides came in miniramekins, which kept them piping hot—and there was enough to share. Mesquite Plank Salmon ($27), came on a round slab of charred Mesquite and was slightly sweet and sticky thanks to a bourbon maple glaze. The accompanying Yukon Gold smashed potatoes were delicious, as were the green beans with pecans. Our desserts—Triple Chocolate Cake and Freeform Apple Pie—were good, but the ice creams were even better. Raspberry and cinnamon, respectively, stole the show.

Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fla. My wife and I received a tour of the kitchen, and it was my first fine dining experience.

in salt and oil.

Mesquite | This wood adds a slightly sweet smokiness to foods. It comes from low hardwood trees that proliferate in the Southwest and Mexico.

[ aftertaste] >>This is a beautiful restaurant, and the food is outstanding. We highly recommend the crab cakes and, of course, the filet. Try to sit by the fireplace wall.

—janet & pat R. | Des Peres

>>The lobster mac and cheese was incredible, and the Porterhouse was cooked to perfection. Our server did an excellent job explaining the menu and answering our questions.

— Doug & Brenda p. | O’ Fallon

>> Had New Year’s Eve/birthday dinner there. The food and service were awesome!

—terri l. | ballwin Up next | Kelly English write to to share your opinion.


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[ new bubbly brew ]

St. Louis Brewery, which operates Schlafly Tap Room and Schlafly Bottleworks, celebrated its 20th anniversary two days after Christmas. Never one to rest on its laurels, the company is launching its first mead, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey. Flavored with blackberries and carbonated, it will be available only on draft at the brew pubs.

[ who̕s on first?]

The former Nosh, inside gourmet food shop Starr’s on Big Bend, has changed its name to Roots and its concept to ‘Old World American.’ After a string of chefs, Brian Hardesty is now at the helm.

[burgess bar-b-que ]

The former home of Tumo’s Ristorante in South City will soon be the site of some smokin’ action. Coming to 6417-19 Hampton Ave., is Burgess Bar-B-Que. Owner Brad Burgess will offer traditional dry-rub smoked meats such as brisket, ribs, turkey, chicken and sausages. Other menu items will include a barbecue pizza, barbecue nachos and a chopped brisket sandwich featuring the eatery’s spicy barbecue sauce. Look also for a 15-bean dish as an alternative to the standard side of pork and beans. Burgess hopes to open the restaurant this month or early next.

[ nico, crush red coming ]

Watch for openings this month of farm-to-table restaurant Nico, a project by Tom Schmidt who also owns Franco in Soulard. Nico will be take residence in the space formerly occupied by Brandt’s in The Loop. Also coming in January is Crushed Red—Urban Bake & Chop Shop offering customized pizzas, chopped salads and soups. Crushed Red will be located in the old Dick Blick space at 8007 Maryland Ave., in downtown Clayton.

[ new watering holes ]

The tasting room at 4 Hands Brewing Co., one of St. Louis’ newest craft breweries, is now open. Currently on draft at the 1220 S. Eighth St. spot are Reprise Centennial Red Ale, Divided Sky Rye IPA and Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown Ale. Craft-cocktail lovers can look forward to the arrival of Livery Co., a cocktail lounge coming to 3211 Cherokee St., in the Cherokee Arts District. Look for drinks made with housemade syrups, bitters and infusions as well as small plates inspired by Cajun/Creole cuisine.

[ historical eats ]

Bixby's inside the Missouri History Museum is serving a trio of Civil War-inspired dishes to coincide with its current exhibit on Missouri and the War Between the States. How do savory Southern chicken pot pie and hearty Northern beef stew (with hardtack biscuit) sound?

Hot byDrinks lauren madras It’s a myth: a swig of the strong stuff will not actually warm you up when it’s cold out. But a warm liquid does wonders for a chilled body, not to mention just holding a hot cup will warm your hands. Try out our top recommendations for hot beverages, including a few that have a shot of the strong stuff, too.


Call it nostalgia, but the best hot chocolate in the city might just be the one offered at Shaw Park Ice Rink in Clayton. Open skate on Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday.


For cocoa enthusiasts, a trip to Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier on Maryland Plaza in the Central West End offers a more upscale version of the childhood treat—but still reasonable at $3, and something the kiddos and parents can enjoy together.


For a nightcap, visit Bailey’s Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square and get the Grown-Up Mocha, a smooth, warm coffee and chocolate concoction—spiked!


Sick of chocolate? Well, in addition to counseling, we also can suggest the warm, nutty coffee of St. Louis Sippery, now located on Long Road in Chesterfield. Pairs nicely with the challah french toast.


Cyrano’s in Webster Groves is known for its decadent dessert list and some truly sinful hot cocktails designed to keep the party going well past the last course. The Carribean Chai (with Tres Leches Triple Cream Liqueur) includes neither coffee nor chocolate and is a dessert all its own.


No sweet tooth? No problem. We have it on good authority that the gin-based twist on a hot toddy at members-only lounge Blood and Sand is enough to chase the blues away before you get to the last drop.


Don’t forget the joy of a carafe of hot sake. We love the selection offered at Miso on Meramec. Let the complexity come to light while you sip and nosh on simple snacks like salted edamame, saving more complicated dishes for later in the meal.


There’s one favorite we just couldn’t find: the spicy sweetness of winter, mulled wine. Who makes it right? Or do you make it at home? Send your suggestions to

for more on the latest from the St. Louis food scene, visit The Scoop section of January 11, 2012


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16617 Caulk’s Creek Ridge Dielmann

T&S ] properties 16617 Caulk’s Creek Ridge by lauren madras listing price | $1,799,900 listing agent | nancy hereford of dielmann sotheby’s international realty The sprawling home of Colleen and

photos by william c. hutton jr.

Gary Howes is perfect for entertaining. In fact, the couple has such a knack for soirees that their friends dubbed their six-bedroom home and 5-acre lot the ‘Caulk’s Creek Country Club.’ In warm weather, outdoor parties around one of the two pools are a family favorite. A separate catering kitchen in the lower level makes it easy to entertain large groups, and the home is outfitted with 14 decks on seven levels, taking full advantage of the landscape and pool. A waterfall and pond enhance the pool’s grotto-like architecture and blend into the woodsy and rocky terrain of the extended lot, which includes Caulk’s Creek, a freshwater stream that supports rainbow trout and other wildlife. There is also a golf course with three tee boxes, an artificial green and sand traps, accessible by an 80-foot pedestrian bridge.

“My favorite feature of the house is the views,” Colleen says. “The amount of glass enables light and foliage to be seen from anywhere inside. We love to watch the animals as they walk through the property, and the view when it’s snowing is absolutely amazing.” The expansive home was renovated in 2002, with updates made throughout and the square footage expanded. “We lived elsewhere for 10 months while the construction was completed,” Colleen says. Now the interior features modern architecture that creates a spare, open living space with atrium-style living room and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home. A gourmet kitchen features top-ofthe-line appliances and is a gathering place for friends and family during casual get-togethers. The Howes have built in a few specialty rooms: a mirrored gym and a beautifully appointed walk-in wine cellar. There are also a billiards room, home theater and three fireplaces. The master suite includes a luxurious master bath with whirlpool tub and detached shower. A state-of-the-art fire extinguishing system consists of a 400-gallon water tank and can be activated room by room, protecting property and lives.

homework ] Dear HomeWork, We would like to play up our home’s entrance and the exterior paint color. Also, what would you suggest for the landscaping? Sincerely, ———Lost in the Woods

Dear Lost in the Woods, I think your house will benefit from a new stone garden wall that would create an entry court. The stone will add a sense of permanence to your wood structure and make it feel more a part of the forest-like setting. I would also add stone to the entry porch column and place new Craftsman-style lanterns on both it and the entry piers. More extensive planting will give the property a lush, complete look. These are all simple additions that will have a big impact. After

Thanks for asking, ———Homework HomeWork is penned by Paul Doerner, president, The Lawrence Group. if you would like your home critiqued, contact us at


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6 Carrswold Drive

11 Carrswold Drive

38 Brentmoor Park

23 Brentmoor Park

142 N. Central

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10048 Litzsinger Road

232 Gay Avenue

18 Carrswold Drive

33 Hillvale Drive

7401 Somerset Avenue

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Successfully Sold in 2011! Many thanks to our buyers and sellers. Wishing everyone a prosperous 2012! Ann Wroth 314-440-0212

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7439 Buckingham Drive

7404 Wellington Way

42 Ridgemoor Drive

12 Lynnbrook Drive

750 S. Hanley #190 & 230

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20 Ladue Estates

7653 Carswold Drive

8924 Pine Avenue

5221 Lansdowne

1434 Bluebird Terrace

Ann Wroth

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Realtor Since 1936




Open Sun 1-3

Open Sun 1-3

1571 YaRMouth Point dRive ~ $449,000

6 Chatfield PlaCe ~ $575,000

CHESTERFIELD Lovely 3,000+sf home. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Updated kitchen and baths.

CREvE CoEuR 3,000+sf villa featuring 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, main floor master and wrap-around terrace.

gina bundY 314.267.6262 9 MuiRfield lane

Town and Country ~ 2,200,000 5br /5+ba, updated. Fin. LL. Pool.

Plans of YouR own? build heRe! 9710 & 9714 litzsingeR Ladue ~ $1,750,000 4.74 acres 21 oveRbRook Ladue ~ $625,000 Build on 1.8 acres

2 huntleigh downs

Frontenac ~ $1,299,000 Fabulous 7,750sf on 2 acres, pool.

Open Sun 2-4

2 gRaYbRidge lane

2500 town & CountRY lane

312 woods Mill teRRaCe

11576 new london

Ladue ~ $999,000 4 bedrooms, 3,500sf, 6 years new.

Chesterfield ~ $479,000 Updated 4br /3ba w/deck & pool.

Town and Country ~ $925,000 3,900+sf w/4br on 1 acre lot.

Creve Coeur ~ $619,000 4br /4ba, 1.3 acre lot w/pool.

Open Sun 1-3

1111 Yale avenue

Richmond Heights ~ $559,000 Clayton schools, 5 years new, 4br /2.5ba.

7453 gannon

University City ~ $299,000 Exquisite architectural home, 3br /2ba.

3 bRoad Meadows

Ladue ~ $329,500 Charming ranch in prime location.

533 ClaRa

Central West End ~ $144,000 Updated 2br /1ba condo w/balcony.

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As we welcome in the New Year for 2012, we want to thank our Buyers & Sellers for a great 2011. Our Sales Volume is up over 15%, our Average Sales Price is up over 14% & our Units are up 12%

barbara balossi stephanie bahn

meg coghlan gabriele dehart

coco bloomfield

vicki armor

brenda fisher

kathy holman marcia harris

marc levinson steven lange

gillian noero

Congratulations to our


dave robb stephanie oliver

elizabeth robb

mary rosenblum

gail wamser

sally stephen peggy shepley

deni ryckman

sabrina robb

sarah tadlock

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See all of our listings at

[open] houses

[real talk ]

>> sunday 1/15/12 <<

[ 63105 ] >> 155 Carondelet Plaza Unit 400| $875,000 1-3 P.M.| 314.721.4755 | >> 6240 Rosebury Ave. Unit 3W | $287,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.753.0977 |

Tiffany hamilton]

155 Carondelet Plaza Unit 400

[ 63117 ]

hamilton group realty

>> 7421 Warner Ave. | $239,900 | 1-3 P.M. 314.495.1285|

by tony di martino

[ 63122 ] >> 710 Dougherty Place | $459,900 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.406.8711 |

7421 Warner Ave.

[ 63130 ] >>724 Trinity Ave. | $298,500 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.302.2319 | >>541 North and South Road | $549,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.607.5555 |

[ 63017 ] >> 1571 Yarmouth Point Drive | $449,000| 2-4 P.M. | 314.721.4755 |

[ 63124 ] >> 3 Broad Meadows Drive | $347,500 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.721.4755 |

[ 63131 ] >> 2500 Town & Country Lane | $925,000 2-4 P.M. | 314.721.4755 |

[ 63141]

2500 Town & Country Lane >> 6 chatfield place road | $575,000 | 1-3 P.M. | 314.721.4755 |


[ 63038 ]

$1,200,000 1164 Shepard Oaks Drive Renee McCaffrey Laura McCarthy-Town & Country Price Per Square Foot: $195.73

[ 63105 ]

$2,300,000 11 Carrswold Drive Ann Wroth Gladys Manion, Inc. Price Per Square Foot: $223.41 $1,550,000 630 W. Polo Drive Price Per Square Foot: $278.48 Sabrina/Dave Robb Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl. Realty

[ 63119 ]

$935,000 102 Mason Ave. Kathy Crane Laura McCarthy-Clayton Price Per Square Foot: $272.59

[ 63124 ]

$897,500 37 Willow Hill Road Berkley B Land Prudential Alliance Price Per Square Foot: $229.31 $829,000 3 Woodcliffe Road Susan Holden Janet McAfee Inc. Price Per Square Foot: $252.98

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Tiffany Hamilton majored in international marketing at American University in Washington, D.C., and landed a high-powered corporate job in Chicago upon graduation. She hated it. “I come from a family of entrepreneurs, and the corporate world felt too constrained,” says the Clayton High School grad (00’). She moved back to St. Louis seven years ago, just as her mother was starting Hamilton Group Realty, which operates throughout Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma. “It was a homecoming in more ways than one: I immediately knew I was born to be in real estate.” My first sale was a three-bedroom fixer-upper in North County, to a young couple just starting out. They were really excited and so was I! After that, I was ready to conquer the world. I really love working with firsttime homebuyers, educating them and holding their hands throughout the process. Purchasing a home is the biggest financial event in their lives. I’m there for them 24/7. I give each and every deal my all, whether it’s a $3,000 lot or a $5 million church. When the real estate bubble burst, I had to make a decision: Was I going to keep investing my time and energy, or should I start thinking about a career switch? But I stuck with it, using social media to connect with potential clients. I also got involved with the St. Louis Association of Realtors, serving on the board and starting a young professionals network. Real estate is not a hobby; it’s a career. I sleep with a notebook nearby, so I can jot down leads and ideas. There are tons of rules and legalities to be aware of, so I study constantly. The more I know, the more I can help my clients make educated decisions. This is a crazy, exciting business. It’s hard to unwind. Sometimes I go to a movie in the middle of the day and turn off my phone, or I sit on the couch and watch TV with my dog. Then I’m ready to go again. A typical sale takes anywhere from 30 to 60 days, but the friendships last a lifetime. I go to my clients’ weddings, baby showers and family events. One couple called me from the doctor’s office to say they were pregnant—before they told anyone else!

PHOTO BY bill barrett

Open Sun 1-4

115 bRiGhton way ~ $1,325,000

15 toPton way, 3a ~ $849,900

Clayton Located in Clayton Gardens, newer home with main floor master, elevator, gourmet kitchen/hearthroom.

Clayton Signature Clayton condo. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths, open floorplan, upscale kitchen, 2 car parking, elevator building.

Stephanie Connell 265.4739

Ann Wroth 440.0212

13428 Conway Road

7409 SomeRSet avenue

150 CaRondelet, #2202

405 CaRSwold dRive

Town and Country ~ $3,499,000 on 18 acres or $1,250,000 on 2 acres

Clayton ~ $1,375,000 Under Construction 4,906 sf total.

Clayton ~ $1,300,000 Former display, furniture included.

Clayton ~ $1,099,000 Newest home in Clayton, 5br /4.5ba.

Ann 440.0212 | Holly 276.7727

Holly 276.7727 | Rose Ann 322.3239

Holly Bry 276.7727

Ann 973.3407 | Rex 800.4755

Open Sun 1-3

under COntraCt

422 n. waRSon Road

155 CaRondelet, 400 Clayton ~ $875,000 Best value in Crescent living.

Frontenac ~ $849,000 Renovated Ranch. One acre w/pool.

University City ~ $735,000 Open floor plan, 4br /4.5ba.

Ann 400.0212 | Holly 276.7727

Ann 973.3407 | Rex 800.4755

Holly Bry 276.7727

Rose Ann Penilla 322.3239

4 maRyview lane

312 Cabin GRove lane

Ladue ~ $925,000 Charming home w/first floor master.

10 outeR ladue

7923 lafon PlaCe

Ladue ~ $720,000 Open floor plan, pool, gazebo.

Creve Coeur ~ $669,000 1.5 story, 5,800 sf, 3-car garage w/pool.

325 n. meRameC ave, 25

Clayton ~ $649,000 Fresh new look! 3br /3.5ba, 2,788sf.

5376 KenRiCK PaRKe, 202

Sally Phelan 479.9396

Stephanie Connell 265.4739

Holly Bry 276.7727

Stephanie Connell 265.4739

Realtor Since 1936



Shrewsbury ~ $118,000 2br /1ba, newly updated.


[ COMMUNITY CALENDAR January] by kari williams



On Golden Pond

Metro Theater Company takes the audience back in time to witness the challenges for three young drummers in the Union Infantry. 10 a.m., Missouri History Mueseum. $16,

Journey through the ups and downs of relationships with the Black Rep’s rendition of On Golden Pond. Through Feb. 5 at Grandel Theatre. $35,




Delight your children with the songs, costumes and magic of Cinderbottom. Through Jan. 21. Black Cat Theatre. $12,



Explore the relationships between humans and animals at Craft Alliance’s opening reception for its Untamed exhibit. 6 p.m., Free,



Loop Ice Carnival

Delmar transforms into an icy wonderland for its seventh annual Loop Ice Carnival. Through Jan. 14. $30,

Single Wide Discover in six minutes what life is like living in a single-wide trailer with Saint Louis Art Museum’s latest new media film exhibit. Through March 25, Free,

Blake Shelton Blake Shelton will make it All About Tonight when he takes the stage at Chaifetz Arena. 7:30 p.m., $27,


Inside Out/Outside In Witness the juxtaposition of fantasy and everyday life in Belinda Lee’s latest collection of images garnered from scrapbooks, ads and more. Through Feb. 26 at COCA. Free,

Eagle Days

Look to the sky for a unique opportunity to see eagles flock to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. Through Jan. 15., Free, 314.436.1324

Trivia Night

Put yourself and your friends to the test at Market Pub House’s weekly trivia night. 8 p.m.,



MLK Holiday Observance

Keep the dream alive with UMSL and the St. Louis community by honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. 10 a.m., free;

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Low Brass Collective

The fourth annual Low Brass Spectacular features members of the St. Louis Symphony, United States Air Force Band of MidAmerica and faculty members from UMSL, SIUE and others. Free, 7:30 p.m.,



Jack’s Mannequin

People and Things come together for Jack’s Mannequin’s return to St. Louis, 7:30 p.m., $28,

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