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Recent statistics show 85 percent of those in the U.S. who suffer from T1D are adults, with 80 new cases diagnosed each day. The chronic autoimmune disease now affects some 3 million Americans. It strikes suddenly, destroying cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, a hormone that converts many foods into energy and helps regulate metabolism. “Diabetes affects virtually every system in the body,” says Marie Davis, executive director of JDRF Greater Missouri & Southern Illinois Chapter. “It requires strict monitoring of food intake and blood sugar, and lifelong dependency on injected or pumped insulin.” But insulin isn’t a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent potential complications such as kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke or amputation due to nerve damage, she adds. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for T1D and its complications, developing better treatments for people living with the disease, and preventing it in the future. The organization, formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, also provides support and education to individuals with diabetes and their families. Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to research, including more than $110 million last year alone. The local chapter serves more than 3,000 families and raises over $3 million a year, 80 percent of which goes directly to research. JDRF holds one of its major fundraisers, the annual Dream Gala, May 4 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. This year’s event is themed ‘It’s Black & White—A Cure Is In Sight’. Honorees include Dr. John Pieper, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Christina Shassere, head of discovery and development for EMD Millipore, who will receive the Diabetes Champion Award for helping raise $1.4 million for research. Leisa Dr. Alan Permutt Zigman of KSDK will receive the Living and Giving Award for her philanthropic work. And the late Dr. Alan Permutt, former director of the Diabetes Research and Training Center at Washington University School of Medicine, will be honored with the Star of Hope Award for his groundbreaking research. “Dr. Permutt, diagnosed with diabetes when he was 16 years old, devoted his life to exploring the genetic and physiological basis of the disease,” Davis says. In 1998, Permutt discovered the cause of Wolfram syndrome, a severe form of T1D that deteriorates nerve cells in the eyes, ears and brain, leading to blindness, hearing loss and early death. “Scientists everywhere now stand on Dr. Permutt’s shoulders, reaching for a cure. The money raised at Dream Gala will help them vanquish diabetes, once and for all,” Davis says. This year’s fundraising goal is $1 million, $550,000 of which goes toward post-doctoral career development fellowships in endocrinology studies, named in Permutt’s honor. “We hope everyone joins us for one of the most elegant, fun-filled parties of the year,” Davis says. “It’s for a worthy cause: helping your friends and family live longer, healthier lives.”

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On the stump for further tightening of state educational standards, Gov. Jay Nixon recently stopped by Oak Brook Elementary School in Ballwin. Notably, Oak Brook is in the Parkway School District, which has been accredited with distinction 11 years in a row. Outlining his plans to raise the bar even higher and earlier, Nixon called for increased investment at the preschool level. Kids who relish their long summer break may have reason to dislike the Guv. on a strictly bipartisan basis: Nixon is intent on lengthening the state’s school year. Missouri kids are expected to spend 174 days in class. Only three states have longer school years than the Show-Me State. More of the three ‘R’s’ ’round here? What could it hurt? Naked mannequins at the mall! OK, not shocking. Everyone’sseen a mannequin in the altogether. (Quick psych eval: Are you tempted to stare or to avert your eyes? Hmm; I see.) These unfortunate, helpless clothes hangers, however, were disrobed without their consent, or that of the merchant whose wares they were wearing. Chesterfield cops report that, a few weeks ago, a warm-blooded person or persons cold-bloodedly removed the garments from several display mannequins that were just standing around in a vacant Chesterfield mall store prior to a new tenant moving into the space. Cops report no witnesses or suspects. And the mannequins weren’t talking. There’s plenty of terrain suitable for torturing— OK, training—cross-country runners in the foothills of the Ozarks, and Kally Fischer, 38, has taken full advantage of that to put her girls at Eureka High School through their paces. Fischer recently was named Missouri Class 4A Girls Coach of the

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Year. Herself a former high school and Division I athlete from Mizzou, Fischer has made health and fitness her life’s mission. She went to Mizzou on an athletic scholarship, having come by her love of running honestly: Both parents are runners, and her mom was a physical education teacher. Last year was one for the record books. Fischer coached Eureka’s girls cross-country team to a second-place finish at the state championship meet.

training outside of the season. And they become good citizens. “I just want to give to kids what was given to me.” First off, this is apparently a case of knuckleheads who partied a little too heartily. Second, after hearing a loud crash, neighbors saw the perps peeping at what they’d perpetrated. Folks looked outside just after midnight on a recent Sunday to see three people get out of their SUV, inspect the vehicle they’d just smacked, then get back in the SUV and take off. This all happened in the


For the last 12 years, she’s taught physical education at Rockwood South Middle School and coached at both Eureka and Rockwood Summit high schools. Most recently, she has served as an assistant track coach and as head girls cross-country coach at Eureka. Dr. Jason Green, Eureka’s assistant principal and activities director, has two words to describe Fischer: focused and driven. Fischer describes her feeling about what she does in just one word: “passionate!” The discipline she tries to instill doesn’t just make for good athletes, but also well-rounded, confident adults. “Whether they join a team or just want to work really hard, kids can learn so much about themselves and their lives,” Fischer says. “This is a sport that requires

parking lot of Glendale Presbyterian Church, where services were to be held later in the day. Cops think the vehicle that left the scene was driven by someone who’d been at a party nearby (it must have gotten out of hand if neighbors, police or both knew about it). Let’s hope divine justice, or karma, catches up with these creeps and smites them verily. Other victims of such random mayhem would rejoice. I, for one, once had my car T-boned and shoved across several parking spaces at a mall. In 1976. Not that it still bothers me, or anything. How many parents, when stymied by a computer, simply summon a child to fix it lickety-split?

Well, in Kirkwood, it’s official: Kids from Kindergarten through grade 12 soon will be light years ahead of many adults, technologically speaking. At the last school board meeting in January, members unanimously approved buying 625 iPad Minis for select students—those in the Technology Leadership Group—making Kirkwood the first district in the county to take such a move. Over the summer, teachers were equipped with iPads. The cost of the mini version, including cases and other accessories, is a little more than $200,000. Cause for concern: losing your homework. When it was a simple spiral notebook, oh well. But if it’s one of Apple’s most sophisticated devices? Oh, no! In the early 1870s, Henry Shaw had all but completed his vision for Tower Grove Park, which he had designed to be every bit as spectacular as any of the ‘walking parks’ of Victorian England and elsewhere in Europe. Since our fair city has a tendency to be hot and sticky, Shaw required places of shade for visitors to admire the views in (relative) comfort (parasol, anyone?). Shaw commissioned a number of pavilions. Eugene Greenleaf, Henry Thiele and Francis Tunica, three wellregarded St. Louis architects, designed the pavilions, most completed in time for the park’s formal opening in 1872. Indeed, the panoramas enjoyed under their roofs are lovely, but the pavilions themselves might be even lovelier. Nearly a dozen of these unique architectural marvels are situated throughout the 1.6-mile-long, 290acre jewel of landscape architecture in South City bordered by Kingshighway and Grand boulevards to the west and east; Arsenal Street and Magnolia Avenue to the south and north. And most are available to the public for events ranging from weddings to

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1/2-cent sales tax, the $73,000 project began in 1995. Structural damage was repaired, and the original paint colors restored. But something was missing: Decorative ironwork atop the oval metal roof. Two annual appeals and private foundation support raised an additional $20,000 to fabricate replicas of the long-missing filigree of iron that adorns the rooftop.

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picnics, although scarfing down hot dogs and chips in such historic, elegant surroundings smacks of sacrilege. These were ‘summer houses’ intended for residents to hold ‘basket parties.’ The Sons of Rest Pavilion, nearest Grand, is where one might imagine Civil War veterans reminiscing about the era’s war to end all wars. Its restoration, seven score and 21 year later, was a public/private effort by the city and the nonprofit Friends of Tower Grove Park. Financed by the city’s

Unseasonably warm weather like last week— it was in the mid-60s Jan. 29, with a tornado watch—makes people in Sunset Hills especially nervous. A tornado struck on New Year’s Eve 2010, flattening homes for a block along the west side of Lindbergh Boulevard. The F3 twister missed city hall to the south and Growler’s Pub to the north by scarcely 100 yards, but between the two, destroyed every home on Court Drive, a cul-de-sac. One resident, fed up with statewide storm coverage, had just abandoned the TV for his laptop when he felt the pressure change—then, the windows shattered. A neighbor had

huddled under his tractor, making it through with only a cut on his head. A carport collapsed, crushing a Corvette, its taillights bursting from the low pressure. The home’s elderly resident and his wife may have been spared because he rolled her wheelchair to a center hallway and lay across her. It was the only part of the house left standing. City officials passed a resolution to put a $19.4 million bond issue for U. City schools on the April ballot, but with Mayor Shelley Welsch abstaining and one city council member voting against the measure, it was anything but a slam dunk. Heavy with the word ‘whereas,’ the resolution speaks in broad and flowery terms of making improvements to the high school, middle school and two elementary schools, but makes no specific recommendations for the funds. That led Councilman Michael Glickert to vote against it. The measure would not affect taxes. To be sure, district officials pointed out that U. City schools have made great strides in the last year and a half in reaccreditation,

picking up three points, which no other district in the state has achieved in such a short period. The future’s so bright, Cindy Bambini has to wear shades. Bambini, with the Webster Groves office of solarenergy company Brightergy, may have all the work under the sun she needs without having to slather on lotion with an SPF that’s off the scale. Why are prospects so sunny here? We have 200 days of it a year, more than the south of France or Tampa, Fla. In 2008, Missouri voters passed Proposition C, which provides significant rebates for solar projects, and bright companies like Bambini’s are reaping the rewards. North Glendale Elementary is the site of a project where the company has installed nearly 100 solar panels. The district’s rebate: $50,000, or about half the system’s cost. At this writing, Brightergy had about 40 projects slated or under way in the Parkway and Kirkwood schools alone.

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This one has always puzzled us. Have you ever tried to bake a pie from scratch? There’s nothing easy about it (unless you use a Pet Ritz crust)! But few experiences are easier and more pleasurable than eating a slice of pie, and that’s what the phrase refers to. Using the word ‘pie’ to denote ease and delight is as American as apple...cobbler. The first printed association between pie and ease was this quote from the magazine Sporting Life: “As for stealing second and third, it’s like eating pie.” But the earliest example of ‘easy as pie’ comes from a Rhode Island newspaper in 1887, in a story about two down-and-outers in New York: “It’s easy as pie. Vy don’t you try it?”

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stars as Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, which debuted last month at The Sundance Film Festival. The film is based on the story of St. Louisan Lucien Carr, a friend of Ginsberg, who killed his stalker, David Kammerer, a Washington University English teacher and Carr’s Boy Scout leader, in 1944. Carr, a John Burroughs alum, died in 2005 after a long career as an editor for UPI. At Sundance, Sony Pictures Classics acquired rights to the film. ]


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[ The Brennans just returned from Orlando. We stayed at the new St. Louis-based Drury Hotel, which opened last July. The hotel is conveniently one mile from Universal Studios. Admission to Universal varies by season, but a ticket currently costs about $130. You can skip all the lines to attractions—except the Harry Potter ride—by ponying up another $60 to $110. Mmm. Who’ll be next to offer ‘no waiting for a premium’— restaurants, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, ski lifts? ]

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[ The recent passing of legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver meant the loss of another St. Louis baseball great. Weaver, who guided Baltimore to a .596 winning percentage and first or second place finishes 12 times, lived at 4713 Northland Ave. in the 1930s and 1940s. He signed with the Cardinals but never made it through their farm system. Weaver worked installing parking meters in St. Louis during the 1950 off-season. He also worked in St. Louis’ tax collection department in 1953. ]

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Two St. Louisans made Forbes magazine’s recent ‘30 Under 30’ list, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga and other young luminaries. Sister and brother Simone and Jake Bernstein, ages 20 and 18, were recognized for establishing, a central resource for teens seeking volunteer opportunities. The site, launched as with $48 in 2009, has attracted more than 8,000 visitors. The siblings, who attended Clayton High, were featured last year in our Reaching Out column. Simone is now a junior at St. Bonaventure University; Jake is a freshman at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Proud parents are Moira Jablon-Bernstein and Brad Bernstein of Clayton.





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Hometowner Alex Freedman is making a name for himself in the sports broadcasting world. The Clayton High (’02) and Northwestern University grad is now the play-by-play broadcaster for the Oklahoma City Redhawks, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. The Redhawks recently promoted him from acting manager of media relations and broadcasting to manager, a full-time position. You can check out his blog at Proud parents are Ava Ehrlich, senior executive producer at KSDK Newschannel 5, and Barry Freedman, grants manager at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital.

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[ Highly Animated ] Former St. Louisan Brad Schiff has been nominated for an Academy Award in the ‘best animated feature’ category for ParaNorman, an animated comedy about a small town under siege by zombies. Schiff served as animation supervisor on the project, which features the voices of Casey Affleck, John Goodman and Leslie Mann. The Parkway West High grad grew up in Clayton and Town & Country. Proud mom is Jeanne Blumenthal of Town & Country.

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[ Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance ] Dayspring School of the Arts in Maryland Heights will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a season of performances, including Seussical the Musical and As You Like It, and a gala event in the fall featuring performances by former students who are now working in theater.

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FUR REAL| The Fur Centre is set to move into its new home in early spring, at 7901 Clayton Road, in the former Byron Cade space. The street-level store will make for easier access, says owner John Hanlon, and more convenient parking. “We like everything about that space, and it will be really easy to find. We think Clayton Road is a more retail-friendly stretch than Lindbergh, where cars tend to whiz by our concrete building,” he says. Hanlon calls the Clayton building a homey and personal space and promises “beautiful fur displays in the bay window and brand new landscaping.” Longtime Fur Centre customers will follow the furs, Hanlon adds, and the personal service they’ve long enjoyed. WHERE THE HEARTH IS|

Soft Surroundings has expanded to include a home furnishings line, in response to customer demand. Founder Robin Sheldon explains the move as a way to “provide the experience we want (our customers) to have.” The popular retailer of women’s apparel and beauty items is headquartered in St. Louis and has 10 retail stores across the country. The new line, Retreat Collection, will be featured in its own catalog, sent separately to one million current customers, and will soon appear in Soft Surroundings stores. For now, it can be viewed at

VIEW THE NEW WU>> Designer Jason Wu’s new line, Miss Wu, is available exclusively at Nordstrom stores, including the two locations in St. Louis. The collection has a ’60’s vibe, with short A-line jumpers and whimsical prints, including his signature ‘hand-painted stripe.’ Prices start at $195 and fabrics are Italian made. Wu is a favorite of First Lady Michelle Obama and is featured in Target’s latest designer collaboration, which launched Feb. 5.

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EXCHANGING LOCALES| The Woman’s Exchange, for those who may not have heard, will be moving into Colonial Marketplace, the strip mall at Ladue Road and I-170 currently undergoing major renovation by DESCO. The longtime bastion of Ladies Who Lunch has been at its current location in the Clayprice Shopping Center since 1974. The reason cited for the move is space, with the new digs adding 1,400 square feet. The nonprofit tearoom and boutique, which first set up shop in 1883, is launching a capital campaign to update kitchen equipment that dates to the 1970s.

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REALLY GOOD RESALE| Hometowner Jan Leach Givens has been tapped to represent the luxury online reseller The Real Real in the Midwest region. Givens has worked for Neiman Marcus in Dallas, and in 2005 launched her own denim line, which was carried by more than 200 stores nationally, including Saks and Henri Bendel. The Real Real authenticates pre-worn designer duds like Chanel, Hermes and Gucci, and sells them for a fraction of their original cost. The site is also on the hunt for consignment items. CLEANING UP| The first area Tide Dry Cleaners, newly opened in Ballwin at 14434 Manchester Road, is part of Proctor & Gamble’s national chain of cleaners. Franchise owner St. Louisan Brian Bruce, a principal of Bruce Development Co., has eight planned for our area, and they’re bound to be a hit with 24-hour drop-off and pick-up service, drive-thru lanes, and earth-friendly technology. The ‘boutique’ cleaners will not use perchloroethylene, a chemical being phased out by law by the year 2020. In addition to on-site laundering and dry cleaning, the Tide stores will offer services to restore whites, brights and blacks to their original color intensity. And perhaps best of all, clothes will smell like Tide rather than chemicals!

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Merrill Lynch

photo by Bill Barrett


by becky koenig

Women own a third of the nation’s wealth, studies show, and Carol Wentz believes they are poised to control more. Wentz, a certified financial planner and director of the Merrill Lynch St. Louis metro market, says Merrill Lynch is well-positioned to serve women investors. “The potential with women investors is significant going forward,” she says. Understanding the goals women have regarding their wealth is a priority for the financial management firm. “Women have different needs than male investors,” Wentz says. “They are more prone to worry about their families, health care costs and their ability to meet financial goals. They tend to have a more conservative approach to their investments.” This cautious attitude can leave women’s portfolios unmaximized. “We find they are more underprepared for asset allocation and planning for future expenses than their male counterparts,” she says. Among female investors’ top concerns is retirement, according to Wentz. “A woman’s retirement plan needs to address earning potential and risk tolerance and make sure they have enough so they don’t outlive their assests,” Wentz says. “With women that’s a real issue; on average, women live about five years longer” than men. Health care costs are another major source of worry. Women make up the majority of family caregivers across the U.S., and the expenses can be prohibitive for those looking after parents as they grow older. “Our job is to help protect our clients’ wealth against the significant medical costs of aging parents,” Wentz says. To inform clients about their health care choices, Merrill Lynch created an iPad app with models of options. “Anytime you can give a client clarity, it makes

it less stressful,” she says. “Our advisers are fortunate because we have a lot of tools and resources available to guide these women investors on critical needs.” Divorce, widowhood and philanthropic giving are other hot topics. With these concerns in mind, Merrill Lynch advisers use a holistic approach to help women get what they want from their wealth. “It’s a one-on-one customized approach,” Wentz says. “We want to address those needs and goals and dreams, build a carol wentz plan to help get them there, and be there to hold their hands throughout their whole financial lives.” To that end, Merrill Lynch offers 24-7 access to portfolios via mobile apps, and hosts workshops designed to address all facets of women’s lives. Additionally, 28 of the team’s advisers are women who are especially tuned into their female clients’ concerns. The sooner women start looking into financial planning the better, Wentz says, and it’s never too late to start. They should “sit down with a trusted adviser to really paint the picture for what they want to see happen with their future finances,” she advises. “You should always take action, whether you are 25 or 55. The power of compounding in the market is a beautiful thing. ”

Merrill Lynch is located at 8235 Forsyth Blvd. For more information, call 314.290.4900 or visit pictured on the cover: Merrill lynch advisors | Cover design by jon fogel | Cover photo by Bill Barrett

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Professional Goals 2013 What do you hope to accomplish in the coming year? complied by meredith bush

Gladys Manion Real Estate, Gina Bundy

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To jump start 2013, I will focus on attending marketing, leadership and team-building seminars to become more creative in my business and an expert in managing all the situations that arise. 8227 Maryland Ave. | 314.267.6262

Coldwell Banker Premier Group, Kim Carney, The Carney Team

kim carney

This year I plan to hire a new marketing specialist, someone who can continue to think outside the box and get the maximum exposure on my listings. 2203 S. Big Bend Blvd. | 314.422.7449

LilyPad Apparel, Mary Hebrank, owner

This year brings adventure, personal growth and fun. Starting my own business, LilyPad Apparel, gives me a platform to do what I love. Launching this boutique-within-a-boutique and teaming with CODI is the perfect fit. 1164 Town & Country Crossing Drive 314.283.4675

Laura McCarthy Real Estate, Elizabeth St. Cin

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This year I plan to broaden my referral base of clients and enhance my professional ability to better meet the needs and wants of my sellers and buyers. 29 The Boulevard | 314.725.5100

Janet McAfee Inc., Barbara Wulfing

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This year my focus will be on individual client needs: helping to optimize the sale of their present residence and then finding the home of their dreams. 9889 Clayton Road | 314.277.3285

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Donna K. Martin, chief executive officer

Our goal is to reinforce scouting as the premier leadership development organization for girls and build support for ToGetHerThere, an initiative to create equal leadership opportunities for girls and encourage them to reach new heights. 2300 Ball Drive | 314.592.2300 |

Savvy Surrounding Style, Diane Fogerty and Pamela Calvert, owners

We’re increasing our design library with some new boutique lines and planning to make ordering through Savvy a simpler and more enjoyable experience for our ‘to the trade’ designers. We also have a new website debuting in the first quarter of 2013. 9753 Clayton Road | 314.432.7289 |

JDRF Greater Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter, Marie Davis, executive director

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As executive director of JDRF, I want to inspire others to join us in our mission to cure Type 1 diabetes; on a personal level, I want a more minimalist lifestyle! 50 Crestwood Executive Center, Ste. 401 | 314.729.1846 |

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Diane Fogerty and Pamela Calvert


Get to know ] Nancy Lieberman of university city

by tony di martino | photo by bill barrett

WHAT I DO I’m president of GO! St. Louis, an organization that encourages people to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle. We do this through community and school collaborations and fun fitness events. Our signature event is the Go! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend in April, Missouri’s largest competitive fitness event. WHY I DO IT I ran marathons in other cities and realized they were more than races; they were experiences full of energy and excitement, a journey with a mixed bag of emotions finishing with an ultimate high: I did it! I wanted to share this experience with others. WHY I’M GOOD AT IT I’m passionate, persevering and not afraid to take risks. ORIGINS I was born in Pittsburgh but had a brother who lived here. He left, I stayed. St. Louis has a small-town feel with big-city culture and restaurants. FAMILY I have a married daughter and a darling granddaughter. EDUCATION Graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in history. CHILDHOOD DREAM I longed to be an Olympic swimmer, but my father wanted to make sure I was self-sufficient, so I did the practical thing and became a teacher. CAREER PATH I’m a former teacher and social worker, and I’ve also worked in health care. Deep down I’m still a social worker at heart. Connecting with people, building relationships and sharing experiences are important to me. BIGGEST CHALLENGE Starting Go! St. Louis with no experience or money in 1999 was quite a risk. DREAM COME TRUE A few years ago, my daughter and I reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro together. I was in awe and felt like the luckiest person on earth! SATISFACTION There is a huge thrill in reveling in the success of others as they cross a finish line. FAVORITE MOVIE Casablanca LAST GOOD BOOK READ Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.


Rwanda, who drove all night to bring orphaned children to safety. MY HEROINE Eleanor Roosevelt, who was dedicated to public service and human rights. IF I COULD DO ANYTHING ELSE FOR A LIVING I’d be a photojournalist. IF I RULED THE WORLD I’d provide children everywhere with the sustenance to grow: clean water, nutritional food, vaccinations, etc. BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT Ask for what you want. If you never ask, you’ll never get it. BEST ADVICE I EVER GAVE Life is an adventure. Explore! TIME TO UNWIND I like to relax over word games or crossword puzzles, or over dinner with friends. VACATION ESCAPE Anywhere I can see the beauty of the world, meet interesting people and learn about different cultures. FAVORITE RESTAURANTS Sidney Street Cafe, Bar Italia, Pomme Cafe. GOALS To enjoy every day, even the challenging ones.

[happy ann versary, by catherine klene In celebration of our second anniversary, we asked readers and community leaders to share their thoughts about Town & Style: What do they like about it? Have we lived up to the community’s expectations? What columns do they turn to first? And what would theylike to see on T&S pages in the future?

And the Winner Is •••

Congratulations to Monica Black, winner of our Anniversary Giveaway on Facebook! Black will receive a complimentary one-night stay at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. Thanks to all who participated!

Missed your chance to win this prize? Be sure to ‘Like’ Town & Style on Facebook for the latest giveaways and happenings in our community.

Virginia Howell,

COCA Development Officer

••• “I knew the leadership would do a great job, and I think it’s been fabulous. I love when you talk about what the book clubs are doing, and I love the focus on high school athletes. You cover things that are really pertinent to all of us.”

Don Danforth III,

City Academy President and Co-Founder

Eric Thoelke, Owner of TOKY Branding + Design

••• “The design is one of the ways you have really pushed St. Louis forward. It’s so nicely designed; it always feels fresh and fun and high-energy. I think St. Louis needs to feel like we are a city of interesting people doing interesting things. I actually read back to front, so I look at all the home listings, the images of people out at events to see if any of my friends are there, what interesting things are going on, restaurant reviews... I’m not a shopper, but I look for interesting new stories, new restaurants and places to visit.” •••


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••• “I knew it would be a great publication with the people involved, and I’m always interested in local publications that celebrate our community and the people who are interested in community in a positive way. Town & Style does a nice job of it. Heard in the Halls offers a lot of great news about teachers and students and all the wonderful things they are doing.”

Kevin Nashan,

Chef/owner at Sidney Street Cafe

••• “It’s a voice that’s unique. You differentiate yourself by seeing the market differently than everyone else. Town & Style wants to get the whole story; it includes food, but it’s more than just about the food world. Honestly, I enjoy it all. I don’t want to sound generic, but it’s always good to see what’s going on in the city and various people getting press. It’s good to see that coverage spread evenly.”

Joe Edwards,

Rachelle L’Ecuyer,

Civic and Business Leader ••• “More information about the community is perhaps Town & Style’s biggest value. Information is always good, whether in the classroom or in the home, you bring it right to the home.


A couple of the high points for me are reading Bill Beggs Jr.’s Talk of the Towns and Charlie Brennan’s Charlie’s Town. Both are really informative, and at times each of them has a great, wry sense of humor, but they also get information out that you don’t see all the time any place else, interesting facts and helpful information about St. Louis and elsewhere for that matter. All of you at Town & Styletake pride in St. Louis, and that means the most to me.”

Maplewood Community Development Director

••• “I really like the format of Town & Style. I love the way it flows, the order of the articles and events, the way it’s mapped out. The actual design of the publication is really interesting to look at, and the photos are always nice. It doesn’t look like anything else in St. Louis. Every time you open it up, it catches your eye.”

“I love the Talk of the Towns. I think that’s a really important piece for us, of course, and it’s kind of a quirky way of looking at things. You never know what Bill Beggs Jr. will say. It shows how unique our region is all on one big page. We all have funny, weird things going on, and it shows the different style and character of our region. You bring a lot of what’s going on in the area to the central corridor.”

Q: What’s your favorite T&S column? ••• “Snapped, On the Table and anything about real estate.”

– Michelle Gegg, Kirkwood

••• “Any article on school sports!”

– Cindy Becker, Chesterfield

••• “The wedding section was my favorite when I was getting married! Now, I don’t think I have a favorite—I read front to back and back through again!” – Dixie DeFosset, Sunset Hills ••• “When I saw the feature on Eric Rhone, I was able to share it with the at-risk students I work in with North St. Louis through Making It Work. Reading Eric Rhone’s success story will show them they too can ‘make it’ in this life.” – Joan Kiburz, Clayton ••• “Get to Know is my favorite. It’s always a great piece on an interesting person with unexpected questions and a great photo. I look forward to getting to know a new person each time.” PHOTO BY MARGARET RAMBO

Donna Wilkinson,

Owner of The Wilkinson Group


Laurna Godwin,

Co-founder of Vector Communications

••• “I love the new look, the crispness of the pictures, the layout and the design of it. To me that is so important to a publication because you have to attract the readers to it. It is crisp and vibrant and current. As, a business owner, I like reading Joan Berkman’s column because it’s good to learn what employees are experiencing. I’m very involved in the community, so I like to read about what’s going on. I learn about organizations that, quite frankly, I’ve never heard of before. And I like Get to Know. Most of the time it’s about people I don’t know, and you tell so much in one page. It shows you can tell a good story without a lot of words.”

••• “Because I knew the leadership at the magazine and a number of the contributors, I thought this would be a very quality publication, and it has met my expectations. I like Charlie Brennan’s column so much. It does little tidbits and highlights of people and happenings. I also enjoy Talk of the Towns. I live in the CWE, so I look forward to what’s going on there, but it also includes Webster, Maplewood... It covers the full gamut of our community. I find the health information provided informative, and I like the way Town & Style is organized; it makes it easier to navigate and read. I view Town & Style as a partner in our community, helping promote those causes and organizations that make a difference and are integral in making our community a better place to live.”

–Karen Bland, Richmond Heights

••• “I love the Get To Know and the T&S Home columns! I could spend months just looking at the Home columns!” – Natasha D. ••• “I like most all of the columns.”

– Charles Y.

•••“Although I love Charlie Brennan, my favorite column is The Insider. It is a pleasure to read the success stories and inside scoop concerning St. Louis residents.” – Georgia Colombo, Dogtown ••• “Any column regarding travel!”

– Donna E.

•••“The BackTalk column—the ladies really tell it like it is and should be.” – Susan D. ••• “Do I really have to pick a column? I start at the beginning and browse the entire magazine.” – Julie C. ••• “Charlie’s Town and Heard in the Halls” – Maurice Quiroga, Ladue ••• “Cannot decide between On the Table or Quick Bites. I love anything restaurant and food related!” – Diane Dark, U. City ••• “I love your magazine, but I always flip to Homework first.” – Amanda Clarke, Indiana ••• “The two sections I read the most and are my favorites are the classifieds and the restaurant reviews. – Jerry Lanis, LAdue ••• “The favorite sections are the Health & Beauty and T&S Home. I also love Snapped. Great job, and happy second anniversary!”

– Tara Schultz, Chesterfield

••• “Fashion! I feel the fashion section was made just for me. I’m a 20-something, and I love keeping Town & Style on my coffee table to share my ‘secret’.” – Whitney Stein, Franklin County ••• “The editor’s letter, every time!” – Elizabeth Kaul, Webster Groves •••“I go to the Bookshelf first, because it is informative and entertaining.” – Blake Kaplan, Mississippi february 6, 2013


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Concepts Take Shape Using a variety of materials, explore the process of transforming your ideas into three dimensions. Wednesday, February 20 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. $40

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Meet the Team from St. Louis Neurotherapy Institute and learn more about our comprehensive approach to addressing symptoms associated with ADHD. You will learn about our perspective on the interplay between the neurological, metabolic and psychosocial realms and how this multi-pronged approach is unique and effective. Dr. Rhodes will share case studies that illustrate the power of neurofeedback. Parent SeminarS:

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We are celebrating our eighth anniversary as the only Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in the state of Missouri. We combine local expertise and ownership with the global connections, technology and marketing of an international brand. 8301 Maryland Ave., Ste. 100 | 314.725.0009

Laurie’s Shoes

Celebrating 62 years, three generations of the Waldman family have owned and operated Laurie’s Shoes since 1951. We are independent, locally owned and the finest in fashion and tech athletic footwear for women, men and children. We love our clients!

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Translate your experiences with Laumeier’s Collection into traditional and contemporary drawings and sumi ink washes.

Investigate printmaking methods and materials to create fabric prints, hand-made cards and other works of your own design. Saturday, March 23 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. $50

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Frailey’s Pub & Grill

This month, Frailey’s Pub & Grill will have been in business for 22 years, surviving the fate of many Manchester Road restaurants, thanks to its casual American dining and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Mobility for U

This is our first anniversary and a very special one, at that. It fulfills my dream of providing dignified, quality transportation services to the elderly and people with disabilities. Our services allow them more freedom to share precious moments with their families. 4 Kingston Manor | 314.873.6814 |









[SNAPPED!] edgewood children’s center

by margaret rambo What | Starry Starry Night Reception where | Edward Jones Atrium Lobby when | Nov. 10 why | To support Edgewood’s therapeutic and academic programs, which help children and families find hope and strength during challenging times. who | Co-chairs Barb and Mike Hurst and Cindy and John Munich; Denny and Michelle Reagan, Helene Bernath, Molly McKenna, president and CEO Vince and Judy Hillyer, Sharon Stevens of KSDK and supporters highlights | A dramatic performance by Broadway star Ken Page, music from the Lindbergh Strolling Strings, interactive vignettes, savory food stations and auctions

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[SNAPPED!] contemporary art

by margaret rambo

museum st. louis

What | The Annual Holiday Celebration Where | Old Warson Country Club When | Dec. 2 Why | To benefit the professional training programs for emerging artists and education/outreach initiatives for the community Who | Chairs William and Marsha Rusnack, General Director Tim and Kara O’Leary, Paul and Colleen Kilmer, Spencer Burke, Bob Wagoner, Stephen Lord, James Robinson, presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, and loyal supporters Highlights | Performances by soprano Deanna Breiwick, group caroling with Artists-in-Residence Maria Lindsey and Michael Porter, pianist Robert Ainsley and an elegant dinner. The 2013 festival season will present The Pirates of Penzance, Il Tabarro & Pagliacci, the world premiere of Champion and The Kiss.


by carla falasco

What | Susan Sherman Distinguished Speaker Series Where | Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis When | Nov. 14 Why | to connect St. Louis audiences with today’s most relevant


artists, curators, designers and scholars Who | Susan Sherman welcomed featured guest Thelma Golden, and CAMSL director Lisa Melandri thanked arts supporters in attendance Highlights | listening to Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, widely recognized as one of the world’s most innovative contemporary art leaders

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what | Rohan Woods School 75th Anniversary Gala where | The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s library when | Nov. 10 where | To honor the rich history of Rohan Woods School

What | Festival of Trees where | Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet when | Nov. 28 why | To support individuals and families living with developmental disabilities, including autism who | CEO Wendy Sullivan, gala chair Judy Kent, emcee Ed Reggi, Kathy Hietter, Maureen Gillardi, Lori Putnam, Rhonda Wehling, Matthew Goldenberg, Ron Ekstrand, the Luetkemeyer family, sponsors and guests highlights | What a Wonderful World musical duet by Silas and Samuel Luetkemeyer, spectacular trees for sale, auctions and dancing to the sounds of Smash Band




and its commitment to providing an environment where every child is cherished, encouraged and prepared for continued success as a life-long learner Who | Head of School Sam Templin-Page reflected on the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, John Engman shared fond memories from his years in school, former Head of School Rob Ciampoli visited with guests and alumni highlights | The unveiling of the new Rohan Woods School tree mural


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Top thinkers &their work

NAME: Dr. Jay Pepose, medical director, Pepose Vision Institute; founder, Lifelong Vision Foundation; professor of clinical ophthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine. FOCUS: Pioneered laser eye surgery to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, and was the first to introduce LASIK vision correction to the St. Louis region, beginning with clinical trials in 1988. One of the original 10 eye surgeons nationwide to participate in clinical trials of lasers to correct mild to severe degrees of astigmatism and myopia. Also internationally recognized as an authority on cataract and cornea surgery and diseases of the eye.


WHY EYES? Ophthalmology is one of the few areas in medicine where we can actually cure people and make a dramatic impact in their quality of life. LIFE LESSONS: Patients aren’t impressed that my colleagues and I perform intricate surgeries that require tremendous skill and years of study. What means the most to them is that we listen to them and answer their questions, and we always follow up to see how they’re doing. It’s the personal touch that counts. GOAL: When I was starting out, cataract surgery was an in-patient procedure with a five-day hospital stay. Now it takes 20 minutes in a doctor’s office. We’ve made amazing progress in such a short time, but there’s so much more to be done. For example, the accuracy of LASIK surgery is extremely high, and I’d like to see us reach that point with cataract surgery. REWARD: I once did a lens transplant on a week-old infant who was blind in both eyes. The baby wouldn’t look at her mother and wouldn’t nurse. But the minute we took the patch off after surgery, her eyes were riveted to her mom’s face, and she immediately began to thrive. I saw her a few weeks ago. She recently graduated from college and wants to be a vet. Knowing that I helped her along the way is immensely gratifying.

RESEARCH UPDATE: Currently participating in studies on macular degeneration, treatment for dry eyes, the newest generation of multifocal lens implants for cataract patients, new treatments for age-related weakening of near vision, and more precise measurement devices for glaucoma. ETC.: Holds two patents; ophthalmic consultant for ABC-TV’s 20/20; associate editor of The American Journal of Ophthalmology; lectures extensively throughout the world, including Australia, England, Israel, Japan and Korea. EDUCATION: Received his medical degree and Ph.D. from UCLA; completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Completed his subspecialty training in cornea and external diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center. KUDOS: Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wilmer Institute at Johns Hopkins. Consistently chosen by peers and patients as one of the best doctors in St. Louis and the nation. His work on laser vision correction has been featured at the Frontiers of Medicine pavilion at Epcot Center. FAMILY: Lives in Town & Country with his wife, Susan Feigenbaum. They have four children, including a set of triplets. 24 |



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ACCESS Academies

happenings by kari williams

ACCESS Academies honored Tom Nolan, executive director of ACCESS Academies, for his 30-year career educating economically disadvantaged students. Nolan retired at the end of last year. pictured: Maureen Filter Nolan, Tom Nolan, the Rev. Tim Cook

children’s hospital

A children’s fashion show to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital featured EGG by Susan Lazar designs. Sarah Thompson of KMOV’s Great Day St. Louis emceed the event. pictured: molly siwak


Paraquad honored multiple businesses and organizations, including the St. Louis Cardinals, at its AccessibleSTL Shine the Light Awards. Sen. Joan Bray received the Starkloff Legacy Award. PHOTO by Molly Siwak

Pictured: Dan Farrell, Sally Roth, Sen. Joan Bray, Ray Friem, Scott Schnuck


Almost 900 people attended the St. Louis OASIS Volunteer Celebration. The evening included a performance by the Ambassadors of Harmony and a dessert reception. pictured: Marcia Kerz, Marcia Goldberg, Blanche Touhill, Marylen Mann

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St. Louis Crisis Nursery raised more than $24,000 at its Napoli Night for the Crisis Nursery event. More than 300 guests attended. pictured: Bernard Whittington, Danielle Smith, Cedric Cobb


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Designer brands at a fraction of the original price… sound too good to be true? If you haven’t shopped resale you may be missing out on a very good thing. Now you can afford that Louis Vuitton bag or Chanel shoe. Items are gently or often never worn. I found pieces with the original tags still attached, up to half off the original prices. Part treasure hunt, part smart shopping…it all adds up to fabulous finds. Just shop often!

Red KOTUR velvet minaudiere, $100 from Byrd Style Lounge

Heart & Arrow LANVIN necklace, $269 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Striped MISSONI dress, $220 from Byrd Style Lounge

CAROLINA HERRERA color block sheath dress, $220 from Byrd Style Lounge

Ombre ESCADA beaded dress, $299 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Fuchsia D&G Dolce & Gabbana satin sheath, $200 from Byrd Style Lounge

CHANEL cosmetic case, $700 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Jeweled IOSSELLIANI necklace, $175 from Byrd Style Lounge

Cream LOUIS VUITTON handbag, $2,560 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Red GUCCI handbag, $450 from Byrd Style Lounge

Lucite LOUIS VUITTON bracelet, $289 from Byrd Style Lounge

D&G Dolce & Gabbana leopard print silk dress, $150 from Byrd Style Lounge

Mini pink CHANEL crossbody quilted bag, $1,999 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Wool HERMES scarf, $999 from Women’s Closet Exchange

Ever thought about trying to sell some pieces to a resale store? We spoke with a couple of experts: Laura Maurice of Women’s Closet Exchange on Gravois Avenue and Julie Stotlar of Byrd Style Lounge in Clayton. They explained the process and made me want to dig through my own closet for some buried treasure! Q | What kinds of items do you look for? Q | How does the resale process work? LM | “It’s easy! We look for items that were purchased in the last JS | “We are extremely picky about what goes on our showroom

by suzy bacino photos by suzy gorman


two or three years, and they need to be in like-new condition, clean and on hangers. You can come to the store, where we have two buyers on staff at all times, or elect to have us come to your closet. We offer either cash or store credit.” JS | “If you’re interested in consigning items with us, you can pop into the showroom, or we actually prefer to send one of our curators directly to your closet to take a look at what you’re interested in parting with. We research each item to determine a fair selling price.”

floor, and although items aren’t required to be ‘in-season’ they must be relevant, clean and with absolutely no flaws. We look for quality first and foremost! We have a national clientele that absolutely dies over designer and will snatch up handbags and shoes as soon as they hit our floor or website.” LM | “We primarily focus on those designer labels. We will never pass on fabulous out-of-season pieces and are able to pay top dollar because we do such a large volume.”


My first stop when I shop resale is the shoe section. What can I say, some are handbag girls and some are clothing seekers. Me, it’s all shoes and boots! What do I look for? Designer brands, current styles and good prices. It can be very hit or miss; seems like I often find the perfect shoe in the wrong size. But the hunt is fun, and nothing is more exciting than finding a shoe that I’d coveted last season for way less than the original price. Check out these fabulous shoes! (And I’m not saying I bought them all…)

Chanel patent platforms, $275; Jimmy Choo taupe kitten heels, $125; Prada floral mules, $125; Christian Louboutin brocade mules, $175; Jimmy Choo satin slingbacks, $125; all from Byrd Style Lounge | Dolce & Gabbana yellow canvas pump, $169; YSL berry patent Tribute sandal, $279; L.A.M.B. graphic pump with gold heel, $89; all from Women’s Closet Exchange

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Aidan Mattox grape sheer dress

by ellen nisenson soule

photo courtesy of neiman marcus

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photo courtesy of saks fifth avenue


Donna Karan shiny blue top with wide -leg pan t

[ tricks of the trade ] Q: What are the top trends for spring that I should integrate into my wardrobe?


Haute Hippie tuxedo jacket and shiny print legging

A: Pops of color, especially orange and blue. And white will be a great background to work with. Bold jewelry— make a statement! Prints, florals, ruffles, lace and leather round out the versatility of looks for a refreshing spring ahead. Carry a statement handbag—makes for fun conversation!

Jazz aficionados are in for a real treat on Feb. 22, when David Sanborn (and a guest diva) perform. So what should you wear to this fun event, which attracts such a broad cross section of St. Louisans? The invitation calls for “elegant, hip and/or sophisticated” cocktail attire. Improvise like a jazz musician: put two unlikely items together and be creative with your outfit. Try to incorporate a new spring trend, the tuxedo jacket (paired with slim pants in leather or another shiny fabric), lace, something sheer and something in cool blue. Remember: Orange is the new neutral, so use it wherever you can. Makeup tip: bold eyes and nude lips.

Ellen Soule is a public relations expert. She formerly worked as the Neiman Marcus public relations manager in St. Louis and as the Dana Buchman regional consultant.

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1 | Pink Magnolia

For your favorite valentine: coral cuff with green stone hearts and gold accents 9810 Clayton Road | 314.997.6161 |

2 | Amini’s Home Rugs & Game Room and Jaffe Lighting by Amini’s

Your sweetheart is sure to think of you every time he or she relaxes in a Zero Gravity Massage Chair, with its Shiatsu, Jacuzzi and heated modes. 17377 Chesterfield Airport Road | 314.537.9200 |


3 | Pure by Jen

Purchase a pair of vintage charm or contemporary style Old Gringo Boots and receive a $25 gift certificate toward your next purchase. 16739 Main Street | 636.458.8588


4 | Craft Alliance Gallery

Bree Richey’s beautiful brushed silver petal bracelet will make your valentine shine. 6640 Delmar Blvd. | 314.725.1177, ext. 322 | | $350

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Angel Court Tangier necklace from The Phoenix Collection 18 The Boulevard | 1176 Town & Country Crossing Drive 314.727.7467 | | $98

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Give your valentine a gorgeous prom gown from Distinctions. 12354 Olive Blvd. 314.434.5445

7 | FOB Saint Louis

For your valentine.

A ‘must have’ sideways cross with feather-light cotton ball pearls 157 Lamp and Lantern Village | 636.207.7131

8 | Strawp

Strawp is a personal car shopper for individuals who don’t feel confident about car buying, don’t have the time for it, or don’t want to do it themselves. 314.485.7033 |

9 | Klutch Boutique Ann RAbbitt Aifd 6924 Morgan Ford St. LouiS 63116

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Rory Beca is one of the fastest growing, most in-demand collections across the country. 1126 Town & Country Crossing Drive 636.220.6110 $282

10 | Missouri History Museum

Frozen yogurt made fresh. And we wouldn’t do it any other way... Our handcrafted artisan flavors, made in small batches of up to 10 gallons, are delivered to our stores fresh daily from a St. Louis dairy.

Victorian floriography used flowers to send coded messages. Made of hand-painted brass with crystals, these pieces feature daffodils for regard, pansies for warm thoughts, ferns for fascination and roses for love. 5700 Lindell Blvd. | 314.746.4599 | $50 to $168

11 | Kodner Gallery

A Vibrant Bouquet by St. Louis artist Valentine Vogel (1906-1965), oil on board, 20 x 17. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477

12 | Swarovski crystal necklaces and earrings make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. 636.527.0047




13 | Provence Boutique Great rugs in a multitude of colors, and they’re washable. 9723 Clayton Road | 314.997.0025

14 | Paisley Boutique

The Origami by Lilla P. 314.475.3443 | | $98

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From Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, the 18kt. rose gold eternity band set with faceted rock crystal and a diamond. 101 S. Hanley Road, Ste. 110 | 314.863.8820 | | $1,275

16 | Thorn Studio

Unique floral arrangements for Valentine’s Day, designed by Ann Rabbitt, AIFD, CFD 6924 Morgan Ford Road | 314.808.0706 |

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14kt., two-tone diamond convertible earring jackets. Wear as a dangle or as the traditional earring jacket. 14442 Clayton Road | 636.227.7225 |

18 | Chill

Treat your Valentine to one of our new flavors, Spicy Aztec Mexican Hot Chocolate, Red Velvet Cake or Pomegranate. Buy a cup and get one free, up to $3 value, through Feb. 28. 7610 Wydown Blvd. | 11935 Manchester Road | 9793 Clayton Road 314.932.5010 |

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>> Her Heart: Every Beat Counts Lecture and

Screening 8 a.m. – noon | The Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center 314.776.3627

>> On Track Weight Loss Program 9 – 11 a.m. | SSM DePaul Wellness Center | 314.344.6799 >> Sharing Losses Through Bereavement

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>> Grand Vision Lecture:

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations 6:30 – 8 p.m. | St. Louis County Library Headquarters 314.994.3300

>> Yoga for Children Ages 4 – 5 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Mercy Children’s Hospital | 314.961.2229 >> Her Heart: Every Beat Counts Lecture and Screening 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Orlando Gardens Banquet Center (Webster Groves) | >> Living Well With Diabetes 10 a.m. – noon | Mercy Clayton-Clarkson | 314.251.4906


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If tight skin guaranteed a youthful appearance, a face-lift would be the fountain of youth. “But a surgical lift doesn’t erase all signs of aging,” says Dr. Gregory Branham of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Two major problems assault the face as we age: “Descent, or severe sagging and loose skin, can be addressed by a lift,” he explains. “But deflation, the loss of facial volume caused by fat redistribution and bone loss, requires a different approach.” Muscle and fat sink as we age, creating hollows beneath the eyes and sending our plump cheeks south, dragging the face down. To restore the full, rounded contours of youth, physicians can replace lost volume with help from the many nonsurgical, minimally invasive techniques available today. “Injectible fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse can diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and Botox works well for crow’s feet and other issues,” Branham says. But for larger areas, such as jowls, he usually recommends a combination of techniques that includes fat augmentation, using injections of the patient’s own fat. “Fat augmentation is more cost-effective than filler materials because it lasts longer,” Branham says. Fillers last anywhere from nine months to a year; fat injections, using fat harvested from the patient’s belly or thighs, can last from five to 10 years, with touch-ups as needed. Moreover, fat injections address deflation more directly than other materials. “Some physicians inject material into the line or fold itself, adding unneeded weight to the already sagging mid-face,” he notes. “I prefer injecting fat into the cheekbone area, to lift and support the part of the face that has fallen, instead of just filling it out. It gives a more natural, balanced result.” To restore volume as fully as possible, Branham recommends two rounds of fat injections, usually six months apart. The procedure requires a skilled hand and a subtle eye. “We’ve all seen celebrities whose faces look like balloons after too much filler,” he says. “Everyone ages differently, depending on heredity and circumstances. Treatment should be tailored to each patient’s unique needs.” Branham, a professor and chief of facial plastic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, has spent more than 21 years helping people look and feel their best. “I urge patients to keep an open mind,” he says. “If you come in requesting surgery for drooping upper eyelids, maybe the problem isn’t your lids, but your brow, which we can raise with Botox, fillers or fat augmentation.” Whether a patient chooses surgery or a combination of procedures, “the goal of any skilled plastic surgeon isn’t to make you look ‘done’,” he says. “We want to restore your best self. The result should always be natural and timeless.”




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[ facing your options by mary konroy

You can tell a lot about a person from their face. Age, sun exposure, lifestyle and illness — these all leave telltale marks. Here, area physicians and skin experts share their inside knowledge and tips on how to ease the effects of time and look your very best.


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Combination therapies for enhanced Our aesthetician-administered treatments include facial peels, cosmetic results face and body hair removal, IPL and microdermabrasion.

New medical devices and dermal fillers help erase facial wrinkles and tighten skin

like a warm stone massage. Six to eight 30-minute treatments are recommended.

Dr. Richard Moore, medical director, the Lifestyle Center Symphony RF is a new medical device that uses radiofrequency waves to tighten and smooth skin. I use it to treat the frown lines in the glabella, the space between the eyes. First, we isolate the nerve that makes the targeted muscle contract and numb the skin lateral to the brow line. Then we treat the nerve creating the tension that results in the furrowed lines. Results are immediate. The procedure produces a slight elevation of the brow line, resulting in a more wide-eyed look. Over time, the nerve regenerates, and the lines return. Venus Freeze also uses radiofrequency waves and magnetic energy. It’s a noninvasive procedure used to tighten lax skin and reduce wrinkles. Unlike most skin-tightening procedures, this technique feels

Jean McCammon, nurse practitioner, Aurora Medical Spa There are two ways to treat wrinkles: Botox and dermal fillers. Botox works best in the upper half of the face where wrinkles result from muscle tension and movement. Botox lasts about four months and is sold by the unit. The amount used depends upon the number of areas treated. Fillers reduce wrinkles in the lower half of the face created by the loss of facial volume. They also stimulate collagen, the protein that helps skin stay firm and supple. Fillers last about six to eight months. The most common one we use is Juvéderm XC. It has two subtypes: Ultra, which is used on the lips, and Ultra Plus, which is used on smile lines. Radiesse is also good for volumizing cheeks. Consults are important. It’s our job to know what is perfect for the patient’s skin.

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“Generally, patients have an idea of what bothers them about their nose: a dorsal hump, a crooked nose, or maybe the tip is too bulbous,” says Dr. William Hart of Hart Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Institute. “However, a lot of what can be accomplished with a rhinoplasty depends upon a person’s anatomy and their skin.” Overall, patients want a natural look. “Computer imaging can help them see an approximation of what surgery can provide,” says Hart, an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. Length of surgery depends upon the problem, with most procedures accomplished in one to one-and-a-half hours. “Correcting a prior rhinoplasty takes more time because there is scar tissue to dissect,” he adds. About 20 percent of his practice involves correcting prior rhinoplasties, and most of these deal with asymmetry problems. “Minor discrepancies can be very obvious on the nose.” Hart advises patients do their homework before selecting a surgeon. “If you receive two dramatically different approaches, get a third opinion,” he says. “Opinions are cheap compared to the price of surgery.”


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Where to begin when you want to improve the quality of your skin? Dr. Joseph Muccini, dermatologist, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center Some people have specific concerns; others just want to make the best of their skin. Usually it’s best to see a dermatologist if you have a specific problem. Medical concerns trump cosmetic issues. If it’s a medical concern, is the condition dangerous? Can it grow? If it’s a cosmetic concern, what options are available? How much will it cost and how long will it take to recuperate? The nature of the concern will be different depending upon one’s age. You can’t undo sins of the past, but you can minimize future skin damage. At minimum, the adult skin-care arsenal should include a decent hypoallergenic cleanser — Dove and Cetaphil are good — a sunscreen, a vitamin C serum and a retinoid. If you want to up the ante, the next step would be a bit more aggressive, like microdermabrasion or dermaplaning to exfoliate dead skin cells and the epidermis. Chemical peels are also good, especially deeper peels, to improve skin’s appearance. Dr. Amy Ney, dermatologist, Associates in Dermatology Good skin is healthy skin. Everyone can benefit from a skin cancer screening with a dermatologist to check his or her moles and to establish a baseline evaluation for future exams. Beyond that, I also ask about risk factors: has the patient had one or more blistering sunburns, actively used a tanning bed or had a first-degree relative with melanoma? A blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles that person’s skin cancer risk. Immunosuppressive medications, including those medicines that are used to prevent organ transplant rejection, also increase one’s chance of developing skin cancer. Most signs of an aging face — wrinkles and sunspots — result from ultraviolet exposure from the sun. Must-haves include a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and a prescribed tretinoin, or retinoid, cream. Some over-the-counter creams that contain alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants and retinol also provide benefit, but to a lesser degree than prescribed medications. Laser therapy also can be used to treat wrinkles, as well as broken capillaries.

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[ how to shave off a decade ]

[ ear pinning ] “Most people who come for an otoplasty (ear pinning) complain that their ears are too big,” says Dr. Richard Maack, medical director of Synergi Facial Surgery. “But they’re not too big; they just protrude.“ An underdeveloped fold in the ear is the most common cause, says Maack, an otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon. “Because the cartilage isn’t folded correctly, it doesn’t bring the ears close to the head. Ears can also protrude because of injury, such as with wrestlers, he adds. The goal of surgery is to reposition the ears and recreate the gentle, natural fold with permanent sutures that bring the ears closer to the scalp. “This is part artistic, part medical,” Maack says. Surgery is performed behind the ear, so there are no noticeable scars. It takes about one-and-ahalf to two hours to perform the surgery. “Most people return to school or work within three to seven days.” Sometimes, an adult who wants an ear pinning also will ask for an earlobe reduction at the same time, he adds. “Patients should do their homework and find a surgeon who does a fair amount of these procedures before they choose one,” Maack says. “Always ask to look at their before and after pictures.”

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Fat-grafting and new methods for injecting dermal fillers are creating waves in facial cosmetic surgery, but the tried-and-true lower face-and-neck-lift still works wonders. Dr. Judith Gurley, plastic surgeon A liquid face-lift takes less than an hour to perform and can easily erase 10 years from the face. It’s a nonsurgical, incision-free fat-grafting procedure that I perform in an operating room, so it’s safe, quick and sterile. Basically, I move facial fat around. With tiny needles, I remove excess facial fat where it is unattractive, like heavy jowls and overflowing cheeks, and inject to where it’s needed, like the nasolabial folds, those laugh lines in the face. This is not introducing a foreign substance, but using the patient’s own fat cells that have been purified and reinjected where volume is needed. I follow the procedure with a fractionated laser treatment to improve skin tone, texture and clarity. Results are subtle, but rejuvenating. Patients get comments like, Did you get your hair cut? No one will ask, What did you do to your eyes? Expect a week of downtime with some swelling, bruising and redness. Optimal results can be seen in six weeks. I advise using a board-certified surgeon for something like this. Dr. Michael Nayak, Nayak Plastic Surgery Dermal fillers haven’t changed—the way they are applied has changed, and the most exciting way to rejuvenate the face is the use of high-volume injectible fillers with a microcannula. This is a thin, hollow, flexible tube with a blunt tip that readily passes through the skin. It replaces multiple hypodermic needles to

deliver dermal fillers. And because more filler can be delivered through the cannula, fewer ‘pokes’ are needed. I also use a lot more filler to build up the face, anywhere from 4 to 10 ccs. This sounds like a lot, but you need to put it into perspective: 5 ccs equals 1 teaspoon. Another procedure that can erase time is an endoscopic brow-lift. It’s amazing how elevating the brows one-fourth of an inch can improve appearance. A lower face-andneck-lift, from temple to neck, yields the most change. It can shave 10 to 15 years from the face, but requires two to three weeks of downtime. When considering rejuvenative surgery, focus on the big picture, not the individual details.


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how to [choose finishing products

After you wash, condition, dry and style your hair, the truly tricky task begins: How do you get it to stay that way? While you need a great foundation of healthy hair and great styling technique, some gusty wind or damp air can turn a perfect look into a frizzy mess in seconds. Here’s how to pick the right finishing touches so your hair looks great even after you leave the house.

by lauren madras | photo by charles barnes

[ the splitting end ]

What to Look For: Split ends are exactly what they sound like— your hair is literally coming apart at the seams. Once a split begins, it can get worse until your next trim becomes your next homage to Audrey Hepburn. Help slow down the speed of the split with products that bond the strands together (albeit temporarily). You also can limit splits by using soft hair ties, never pulling a ponytail too tightly and combing tangled wet hair before you brush. We recommend: Carol’s Daughter Macadamia smoother, $17

[ fine & frizzy ]

What to Look For: Frizz is caused by hair that is dryer than the air around it. Fine, dry hair is a tricky problem, since fine hair can’t support the weight of most anti-frizz products. Alcohol-based preparations actually continue to strip moisture from your hair, so check the ingredients before you buy. Choose a product that won’t gunk up your hair with build up and goes on with an ultra-fine mist so your delicate style won’t be damaged when you apply it. We recommend: Alfapark Illuminating Hairspray, $18

[ undo the damage ]

What to Look For: When your hair can’t take any more abuse, but you still need to get shined up for work every morning, look for gentle products that heal while they style. Hydrating preparations will hold your look while nourishing at the same time. To maintain volume and body, focus on lifting at the roots and leave tired ends alone—or even better, use a leave-in conditioner in tandem. You can limit damage by waiting until your hair is nearly completely dry before blasting it with a blow-dryer and use soft-bristle brushes to style, as they won’t rip hair as much as metal.

We recommend: Nexxus Hydra-Light Weightless Moisture Root Lift Mist, $12

[ heat of the sun ]

What to Look For: If you’re heat-styling or spending all day in the sun, protect and treat your tresses. Polished, glossy locks look and feel more youthful, and layering multiple products can dull your hair’s natural shine. Find a spray that can be used before you style and as you walk out the door to protect and hold your style. We love that this one includes UV filters as well, which protect color treated hair from fading in the sun and should be a vital component of your hair care system year-round. We recommend: Living Proof Restore Revitalizing Spray, $26

[ losing air ]

What to Look For: You do your due diligence, setting your hair in hot rollers, carefully alternating hot and cool blasts from the dryer, even hanging upside down while you perform a gravity-defying blow out—but a few hours later, your hair is limp again. You need a finishing spray that mists on gently but holds strong. The finer the mist, the more likely your style won’t fail on impact. A fast-drying formula further ensures lasting volume. Give lower layers their own spritz to build volume protection throughout. We recommend: Neuma InControl Medium or Firm, $18

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what’s your Fitness

routine?] [ barbie long by rebecca koenig

[ the routine ] Warm-up and cool-down

I warm up for 30 minutes, jump, stretch and use therapy bands. I stretch after I skate so my muscles don’t get sore.


Two times a week I do weight training. We do exercises that help me for skating, like push-ups and planks. We run on the treadmill every time we go to training. I do ballet once a week in the off-season.

photo by jonathon hendricson

Barbie Long’s routines win awards. To the orchestral swells of West Side Story, she stretches her long arms, pushes off her toes and spins into the air. Spectators hold their breath. The 16-year-old lands cleanly on the ice and glides out of her triple Lutz-triple toe combination jump, scoring big points from the judges. It has taken years of practice for Long to master these moves, which she showed off two weeks ago when she came in third place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha, Neb. The South County skater discovered her interest at a friend’s birthday party when she was 4 years old. A three-time national championships competitor, Long won the intermediate bronze medal in 2010, the novice silver medal in 2011, and the junior pewter medal in 2012. She also has done well internationally, winning first place in the 2012 Gardena Spring Trophy competition in Italy and second in the 2012 Junior Grand Prix in Slovenia. Long’s twin sister attends Cor Jesu Academy, but this year, Long switched to an online education program in order to

live and train with Susan Liss, her coach, in Springfield, Ill., during the week. She returns to her family’s house near Grant’s Farm on the weekends, and can be seen skating at the Creve Coeur Ice Arena. Long’s mornings start at 5:30 a.m., when she rises to eat breakfast and get to the rink for warm-ups. “I skate for about two hours in the morning and I run through my jumps, spins, and programs three or four times,” she says. After a cool-down stretch and a break, she returns to the ice in the afternoon for another hour and a half. On competition day, Long says she usually takes a nap, then does her hair with the help of her coach, who designs and makes her costumes. After a small snack, Long does her makeup, and then she’s ready to perform. “Usually I have a few friends that I talk to, but I try to keep to myself until after since I’m competing against them,” she says. Five Februarys from now, Long says, she’d like to be in South Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics. “I mainly like competing and trying my best every day,” she says, “and seeing how far I can go.”

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[ seeds of change ]

We offer classes for all ages and experience levels as well as morning and evening games for novices, intermediates and advanced players.

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Organic produce and grocery home-shipping company GREEN BEAN DELIVERY will soon serve St. Louis. Customers can go online to choose from a variety of fruit and vegetable bin options, which can be customized and delivered weekly or every other week. Missouri venders include Boeckmann Family

Farm, Good Earth Egg Company, Buttonwood Farm, Geisert Farm and Heartland Creamery. To

celebrate its new market, the company donated one ton of fresh produce to the St. Louis Area Foodbank Feb. 1.

[ sweet reprise ]

Employees at the SEE’S CANDIES cart in West County Center have confirmed that a full-service See’s store will be returning to St. Louis sometime this year, but exactly where and when remain to be seen. See’s operated several stores in the city in the early ’80s.

[ the king’s new crown ]

You may have sipped something new during the Superbowl this year. Budweiser recently unveiled BLACK CROWN, a new beer with a higher-than-usual alcohol content, 6% ABV. Budweiser challenged its 12 brewmasters to create a new brew, and after national sampling, the beer from L.A. brewmaster Bryan Sullivan got the highest marks and the new label.

[ more comida coming ]

Espino’s Mexican Bar & Grill is opening a second location at 840 Bryan Road in O’Fallon, Mo., named SENORA ESPINOS TAQUERIA. The new restaurant will have a slightly different menu and serve breakfast every day.

[ mobile meals ]

You know you have her in’s just a matter of bringing her out! And that’s why the Body Management System is here, to help introduce the new you to the world. Exclusively held at Snap Fitness-Clayton the Body Management System is on the cutting edge of fitness thought. Created by Mike Tallis, the Body Management System, gives you the resources, expertise and motivation you need to realize and maintain an incredible physical transformation. In fact, we GUARANTEE results!

quick bites

Trying to snag a sandwich from a moving vehicle? ROAMING HUNGER recently added St. Louis to its food truck mapping system to help. Those looking for lunch can log onto the website, r o a m i n g h u n g e r. com/stl, or use the mobile app to find out where members of the city’s food fleet are at a given moment.

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Bridge with Bl♠nd by kenny bland Proper technique at bridge is an acquired skill, combining hard work and diligence. Avoidance plays (keeping the ‘dangerous opponent’ off lead) fall in this category. Recently, playing a three no-trump contract, the declarer was confronted with this very play.

if East has four ♦s to the Q 10 3 2, we can still keep them off lead. Play a ♠ to the Ace in dummy and finesse the ♦ 9! Even if it loses to the 10, the contract is still safe. Do not play a ♦ to the King because if the Queen or 10 is fourth, we cannot make four tricks in ♦s without putting the dangerous hand on lead. Try it.

The hand:

tip of the day]

NORTH ♠AK6 ♥2 ♦K9876 ♣ K 8 5 4

WEST EAST ♠ J 3 2 ♠ Q 10 5 4 ♥ K 10 7 6 5 ♥ Q 9 4 3 ♦ 4 ♦ Q 10 3 2 ♣ Q 10 9 6 ♣ J SOUTH ♠987 ♥AJ8 ♦AJ5 ♣A732 The bidding: South West North East p 1♦ pass 1♣ 1nt p 2s(force) pass 2nt p 3nt pass Opening lead: ♥ 6 The play: West led their fourth best heart; the two was played from dummy, the Queen from East, and South won the Ace. Declarer counted winners: 2 ♠, 1 ♥, 4 ♦, and 2 ♣. Declarer led a ♦ to the King, successfully finessed the Jack and went down! Tough luck? No, bad technique! The declarer didn’t extend his or her thinking. Just recognizing the avoidance play wasn’t the entire problem with the hand. Keeping East off play was a good start, but we must visualize the whole deal. In other words, even

Q. My partner and I do not play Jacoby transfers.

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We don’t seem to have a problem while not playing this convention. Why are transfers necessary and so popular?

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plays, if you will. By using transfers in our notrump auctions, we are keeping the dangerous opponent off lead. The idea is to keep the no-trump hand covered. Therefore, have the opening lead come up to the strong hand, not through it. Keeping the defense from seeing the weakness in the hand is an advantage.

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[arts&entertainment] [february]

by kari williams


[ art ]

[ movies ]

memories of the future: connie swinson & sara swinson

Our Oscar picks

t&s saw it!

So with a year of films under our belts, T&S editorial staffers are ready to weigh in on which movies and movie stars should take home the statues.

COCA | Free | >>A mother-daughter duo presents an exhibit focused on the healing process.

BEST MOTION PICTURE >> Argo: It had the requisite tension, was touching and inspirational, and the acting was good. DW Lincoln: The nuanced depiction of the nation’s greatest struggle—not just Civil War, but civil rights—makes this my pick for film of the year. RK Lincoln: An epic film that shows our country at its worst—and best—moments and brilliantly profiles one of the nation’s greatest presidents in a masterful political game. CK

now – 2/22webster university annual photography faculty exhibition

May Gallery | Free |

now – 2/27 re-collections

U. City Library Public Library | Free |

2/8 down to earth, reception

6 p.m. | Grafica Fine Arts | Free |

BEST PERFORMANCE, LEAD ACTOR>> Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln: He was an amazing blend of quippy compromiser and determined leader who moved me by his sheer will to accomplish a singular goal. DW Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln: Lewis embodied the iconic 16th president, skillfully portraying his unexpected playfulness and the subtleties of his political stances. RK Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln: Every detail, from Lincoln’s telltale shamble to the tenor of his voice, made it seem as if the president walked out of a portrait and onto the screen. CK

[ etc. ] 2/6 - 2/10 st. louis boat and sports show America’s Center & Edward Jones Dome $10 - $14 |

2/9 soulard mardi grasriver city grand parade

11 a.m. | Begins at Busch Stadium Free | 2/14 katt williams (comedian) 7:30 p.m. | Peabody Opera House $48.50 - $100 |

BEST PERFORMANCE, LEAD ACTRESS>> Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook: Lawrence took a prickly, unlikeable character and revealed an emotionally disturbed young woman who finds hope by helping another in her own caustic way. CK


al gore book discussion

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, ACTOR>> Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln: As the fiery Thaddeus Stevens, Jones was moving in his devotion to abolition and cunning in his

7 p.m. | Library Headquarters | $35 - $50 | >>Former vice president Al Gore discusses his latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.


>>>2/9 The Magic School Bus Kicks up a Storm

The Magic House | $9.50 Take a trip with Ms. Frizzle and the gang to learn about weather.

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY>> Robert Richardson for Django Unchained: This film had an epic Gone With the Wind quality (not coincidentally, I imagine) that was visually beautiful and a typical Tarantino juxtaposition. DW Seamus McGarvey for Anna Karenina: Brilliantly filmed almost entirely on a stage, the cinematography highlighted the theatricality of Anna’s life and the strict choreography of her world. RK Claudio Miranda for Life of Pi: Not only did the film convince me a tiger and a boy were actually in a lifeboat together, but the majesty and power of the ocean overwhelmed me. CK BEST COSTUME DESIGN>> Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina: The gowns were amazing, as was the jewelry. DW Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina: Never have sumptuous furs and dresses added so deliciously to the drama! RK

[ music ]

romeo & juliet

2/8 – 2/10 lupu plays beethoven

another voice

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. | Chaifetz Arena | $18 - $50

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE, ACTRESS>> Helen Hunt for The Sessions: Hands down, this was one of the finest performances I have ever seen. Hunt dealt with the very difficult role of sex therapist to a paraplegic man, and the result was sensitive, touching and filled with humanity. DW Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables: Although only briefly on screen, Hathaway gave voice to victims of social injustice everywhere with her powerful rendition of I Dreamed a Dream. RK Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables: Her wrenching performance of I Dreamed a Dream alone is Oscar-worthy. I knew Fantine’s heartbreaking story, yet felt like I was watching it for the first time. CK

[ theater ] Touhill $27 - $47 >>Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, interpreted through ballet


now – 2/23 resurrection 150:

2/9 - 2/10

grandstanding to achieve the goal. DW Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained: Cunning, violent and verbose, Waltz’s ever-so-polite bounty hunter stole every scene with fantastic comedic timing. CK

2 p.m. | Missouri History Museum | Free

2/8 continuing legacy

7 p.m. | COCA | $6 - $8 |

2/13 – 3/9 the mountaintop

The Black Rep | $20 - $47 |

8 p.m. & 3 p.m. | St. Louis Symphony | $27 - $108

2/8 & 2/10 the ballad of baby doe

8 p.m. & 3 p.m. | The Skip Viragh Center at Chaminade $36 - $51 |

2/9 & 2/10 saint louis sirens’ birthday bash

7:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. | The Kranzberg Arts Center | $20 - $25

celebrate the gospel concert

3 p.m. Missouri Botanical Garden $4 - $8 | >> Love of Nature, Nature of Love, the First Baptist Church of Chesterfield performs gospel music, to celebrate Black History Month.



[Culture SEEN

CONDUCTOR LAUREAT| As SLSO music director throughout the ’70s and ’80s Leonard Slatkin guided the symphony into world-class status. Currently music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, he returned to Powell Hall in January to conduct Gustav Holst’s The Planets. While here, he volunteered his Saturday morning to conduct a special side-by side rehearsal with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and their ‘big symphony’ counterparts, giving the young musicians a chance to interact with the pros and get tips on performance technique. Slatkin founded the Youth Orchestra back in 1970. // fun fact // In the 1960s, long before maestrohood, Slatkin worked at alternative radio station KDNA (forerunner to KDHX), when its studios were on Olive Street in Gaslight Square.

MORE THAN A MALL| Donned in ‘creative cocktail attire,’ more than 400 fans of the arts turned out at the Kemp Auto Museum to celebrate Chesterfield’s Art Feast 2013. KSDK’s Art Holliday emceed the event, highlighted by auctions, awards and Madco Dance Company accompanied by Soulard Blues Band. “When people think of the arts, they tend to think of the big city,” says Chesterfield Arts executive director Stacey Morse, “but we’re bringing art close to home, wherever you live.” Over the past few years, Chesterfield Arts has installed public art, formed arts classes, created a mural on the flood wall, and converted storefronts in the mall into retail and studio spaces for artists. The result has been a sizable arts community. “We’re tying our growth to the arts,” Morse says, “not just because art is ‘nice’, but because it attracts businesses and residents by offering a special quality of life. Think of us as the arts and cultural center of West County.” // fun fact// At a time when most communities are belt-tightening, Chesterfield City Council has just approved an additional $200,000 a year for local arts.

by patrick murphy

RERUNS| If you couldn’t make it to the Arts and Education Council’s 2013 Awards Extravaganza, you can catch it on NinePBS (Channel Nine) at 10 p.m. March 31. SHAKESPEARE, RATS AND PEOPLE| Can spring be far off if Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is ramping up its next production in Forest Park? This year it’s Twelfth Night, running May 24 to June 16 in Shakespeare Glen. Executive/Artistic Director Rick Dildine has already started working on the music with a local band that goes by the name of the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra. They specialize in creating music scores for silent pictures, and this is their first theatrical creation. We got a chance to sit in on one of the early jam sessions between Rick and the Rats—Rick describing scenes, moods and characters, the band responding with interpretations on guitar, violin and mandolin. As Rick put it, “The musicians are creating the layer that lives under the actors, another layer under the story, a layer that creates another color to the show.” As Will Shakespeare put it, “If music be the food of life, play on.” As I put it, “See you there.”

Patrick Murphy is vice president of production at the Nine Network of Public Media and host of Sunday Arts, Sundays at 1 p.m. on Nine PBS.

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[ on the table ] by jonathan carli | photos by bill barrett

[ Bistro 1130 ]

1130 town and country crossing dr. | 636.394.1130

[ amuse bouche ] THE scene |

Romantic French bistro


Kevin Taylor


$10 $14 starters, $16 to $32 entrees


Prime Strip Steak Au Poivre, Pasta with Seafood, Hickory House-Smoked Salmon, Baby Striped Sea Bass Piccata

Now celebrating its second anniversary, Bistro 1130 offers intimate French dining in a small, nicely appointed space—and on one of the most scenic patios in town. The dishes include classics like escargot and steak tartare and an interesting way to order entrees: A chalkboard lists the meats and fish of the day, while the menu describes six traditional sauces that can be mixed and matched with them. The proteins range from chicken ($17) and prawns ($22) to lamb ($30) and filet ($31), and the sauces include en papillote, piccata, blackened, etc., each with its own sides and sauce. As starter, we chose Hickory House Smoked Salmon ($10), an excellent plateful of flaked salmon with garnishes: capers, hard-boiled egg, radishes, rye crostini and horseradish crème fraiche. The smokiness wasn’t overwhelming, and the salmon

was delicate, not overcooked. Also excellent was Butternut Squash Soup ($7) with toasted pine nuts and truffle oil. Very creamy, this is big enough to share. An entree of Strip Au Poivre was a delicious piece of prime meat that had just enough fat to feel rich on the mouth and tongue. It came beautifully seasoned with plenty of salt and pepper and a sauce of veal stock reduction laced with brandy, cracked pepper and tarragon. Whipped potatoes accompanied. Sea Bass Piccata ($26) was a superior piece of fish served skin-side up in a lemon-butter-caper sauce. The crisped and oiled skin lent a dose of rich fat to the fish, which came with buttered noodles. A pasta dish of the day ($24) made the dinner selection easy for seafood lovers, who must have been tempted by the tiger prawns, seared sea scallops and Scottish salmon listed on the chalkboard that night.

The dish had some of each on top of spaghettini in a creamy butter lemon sauce. A Thai Curry entree can be had with vegetables or chicken ($17), our choice. It had a slight bite and plenty of sliced onions and red peppers. Very flavorful, with the creaminess of coconut milk and the bite of ground red pepper, this dish came with jasmine rice. The Almond Praline Basket dessert ($7), filled with butter pecan ice cream flambeed in the kitchen and topped with bananas Foster, was every bit as good as it sounds. (But don’t even think of ordering this for one.) Everything about our meals here was delicious, if uber rich. You could go to this quintessentially French restaurant and, instead of the heavy buttery preparations, order something steamed en papillotte, but then where’s the fun in that?

[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]

[ chef chat ]

Steak tartare | A dish thought to originate in the Baltic region and named for the Tartars. High-quality meat is fresh-ground and served raw, seasoned with salt, pepper and herbs, accompanied by capers, raw red onions and chopped parsley.

Five years at St. Louis Country Club, as well as competitive training with American Culinary Federation

En Papillotte | A French term for food baked in parchment paper. The contents are steamed and the paper pocket is slit, usually tableside, releasing steam and wonderful aromas.

Piccata | A dish of thinly pounded meat (usually veal or chicken) that is floured, pan-cooked and served with a pan sauce of lemon juice, capers and chopped parsley.

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The light, bright flavors of Vietnamese cuisine with French influence

Favorite restaurant |

[ aftertaste ]

Mai Lee, Citizen Kane, or Carl’s Drive-in

>> I like the ambience here. It’s romantic and intimate. The food is delicious, buttery and very French.

Larousse Gastronomique

— Denise W. of Ladue

>> This is our special-occasion place. Everything is so well done, and I like that I can pick my sauce and what meat/fish it should go on. That’s kind of unusual.

— Charlie H. of Chesterfield

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At the bar of L’Altier, Joel Robuchon’s place in Las Vegas, with my ACF team


Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips or a CostCo hot dog

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T&S home 13347 Maple Drive ] by rebecca koenig listing price | $1.5 million listing agent | karen and dan hoemeke of coldwell banker premier

photos by Vivian Lodderhose

Settled above the Tapawingo National Golf Course in Sunset Hills, the house at 13347 Maple Drive overlooks the Meramec River and 10 miles beyond. “The view is the reason we bought the property,” homeowner Dr. Kevin Rutz says. In 2009, he and his wife, Nikki, custom-designed the home, which was built by Danny Gates and Mike Whalen of Whalen Custom Homes. “I was obsessive about details,” Rutz says of the building process, and the final product shows it. Wanting a theater room more accessible to the kitchen than the typical basement big screen, Rutz had his great room outfitted with a retractable projector screen that drops from the ceiling and can be viewed while they’re cooking. The couple likes to entertain friends, and so made sure the kitchen had a large island that can comfortably seat more than half a dozen guests. “My wife says it’s one of the largest islands she’s seen in St. Louis,” Rutz says. The two oversize garages have automatic light sensors, which Rutz has found very useful. “It’s a funny little thing to put in, but I love it,” he says. With the amount of time people spend getting ready in the bathroom, Rutz figured he might as well make his a nice place. The master bathroom has a television, fireplace, separate vanities, hot tub and steam shower. A bit of forethought led the couple to design their basement as a separate apartment. “We wanted to set up our home so that, down the road, if our parents couldn’t care for themselves, they could live in the basement,” Rutz says. The lower level master bedroom and bathroom suite is accessible according to the Americans with Disability Act standards, and the basement also has a guest bedroom and bathroom, laundry machines and a kitchen. “We did a deep pour so it doesn’t feel like a basement, and between the main floor and that floor we put in insulation. People can stay with us, and you can’t even tell they’re there,” Rutz says. “We’ve had several friends recover from surgery in the basement who were doing medical treatment in St. Louis from out of town.” Rutz and his wife are moving to a different home closer to where he works, but the house’s balconies, bay windows and sun rooms will allow the next occupants to enjoy the beautiful westward view that inspired them to build the house.

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14051 Montrachet Lane - T & C - $1,695,000

A beautiful acre plus wooded lot provides an expansive backdrop for this impressive, brick Tudor home with stone accents. Inside, large, light-filled rooms expose beautiful millwork, rich hardwood floors, and exceptional finishes. Dining room and living room both have a three-window bay, and family room includes library paneling, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcase, and five-window bay. Cherry kitchen connects to a breakfast room that opens to a large deck. A wonderful home in which to make memories for a lifetime! OPEN SUNDAY 2/10 FROM 1 - 3. 12411 Cedarmoor - T & C - $595,000

Almost 4,000 square feet make up the first two floors of this home, and another 1,000 square feet encompass the finished lower level. A fireplace warms the main floor master bedroom, and there is a great room off the kitchen. Four more bedrooms, four full baths and two main level half baths plus a lower level with wet bar, workout area, office, and recreation space, unequivocally qualifies this home as an exceptional value.

7453 Somerset Avenue · Clayton · $589,900

Great energy abounds in this spotless and updated, four-bedroom Moorlands home. Comfortable gathering spaces include a sunken living room with cozy fireplace and built-in niches; expansive island kitchen; main level family room with a separate entrance; and relaxing master suite oasis. Superior lot and yard!

9 Granada Way - Ladue - $725,000

Not only will you get great space in this completely updated home, but also a fabulous location in the LaHacienda neighborhood. With four large bedrooms, three updated bathrooms, gut rehabbed kitchen, many large windows and lots of pretty crown molding, this home is ready to receive accoulades. OPEN SUNDAY 2/10 FROM 1 - 3.

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18 Clermont lane Ladue ~ $1,799,000

This lovely Maritz and Young Cape Cod Colonial is one of the original homes on the lane. Warm and inviting this 4+br/6ba home sits on 1.69 acres. Architectural detail abounds with special moldings throughout, arched doorways, leaded glass side panels and cabinet doors, and lovely outdoor spaces.

DeeDee Tate 503.3363 | Ann Farwell 973.3407

New Price

26 Clermont lane

929 tuCker lane

Ladue ~ $2,495,000 Totally renovated 7,000+ sf home on 1.8 acres with brand new pool and pool house.

Ladue ~ $1,599,000 Classic 2 story 3br/5ba home on 4.7 acres, private golf course in Ladue School district.

Gina Bundy 267.6262

Stephanie Connell 265.4739

New Price

OPeN SuNday 1-3 19 berkley lane

Ladue ~ $775,000 Charming 4 br/3.5ba, 3,409sf brick home just walking distance from Reed Elementary.

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Since 1936

Creve Coeur ~ $775,000 4,700+sf 4br/4ba 2-car garage. One of 18 Higginbotham-built villas on 17 lush acres!

Sarah Nixon 277.3252

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OPeN SuNday 1-3 16 daniel road

Ladue ~ $639,000 Open, eat-in kitchen, pool, patio & backyard. 5br/3 Full/2 Half ba 3,900sf

Bob Barrett 570.8888 | Will Freeman 504.3505 50 |

OPeN SuNday 1-3 9 Woodbridge manor road

OPeN SuNday 1-3 1501 topping road

Town and Country ~ $549,900 Beautiful 4br brick ranch with private backyard and in-ground pool.

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Saint Louisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Finest Homes 1 SquireS Lane ~ HuntLeigH ~ $1,999,900

12 dunLora Lane ~ HuntLeigH ~ $3,249,500

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5215 LindeLL BouLevard ~ CWe ~ $1,399,900

531 CHaLet Court ~ Creve Coeur ~ $1,249,900

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1126 Bella Vista Drive

frontenac ~ $949,900

18024 Bonhomme Bend Court chesterfield ~ $939,900

1665 Wilson Road

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14051 Montrachet Lane | $775,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.569.1177 | 14487 Marmont Drive | $299,900 | Noon-2 p.m. | 314.569.1177 | 1136 Chatsworth Place Drive | $739,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

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The Crescent, No. 310 | 155 Carondelet Plaza | $998,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4465 The Crescent, No. 503 | 155 Carondelet Plaza | $1.25 million | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4465 The Crescent, No. 808 | 155 Carondelet Plaza | $1,375,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4465

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7363 Goff Ave. | $339,900 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 314.725.5100 |

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9 Granada Way | $725,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.725.5100 | 3 Berkley Lane | $649,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 422 N. Warson Road | $799,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | 9 Woodbridge Manor Road | $775,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | 19 Berkley Lane | $775,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | 16 Daniel Road | $639,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 |

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524 Warder Ave. | $369,900 | 2-4 p.m. |314.725.5100 | 448 West Point Court | $359,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.7902 | 527 North and South Road | $645,000 |1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 7275 Stanford Ave. | $277,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 |

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2718 Covington Place | $1,695,000 | 2-4 p.m. | 314.725.5100 | 8 Long Meadows Lane | $2.22 million | 1-4 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | 1501 Topping Road | $549,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 |

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330 Carlyle Lake Drive | $750,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.725.5100 |

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896 Cypress Trail | $384,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.569.1177 |

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Town& Neighborhood The Goldenbergs | Creve Coeur Kim, Carlye, Justin, Max and Steve Goldenberg


by catherine klene Steve and Kim Goldenberg grew up in Creve Coeur, but had long since moved away when they married. Then when Kim, a physical therapist, found out she was pregnant with twins, she and Steve, who works in real estate development, knew just where to build their new five-bedroom home for their growing brood. Today, this athletic family—kids Carlye and Max (both 14) and Justin (10) all swim competitively—can be found practicing or playing at Creve Coeur parks or enjoying time at home with friends and neighbors. Q. How has Creve Coeur changed since you moved back? A. We have two movie theaters, two Dierbergs, two Schnucks and a Trader Joe’s. We live and work in Creve

Coeur and find it very convenient. There are many more office buildings, and we now have reputable hospitals in Creve Coeur that we have used, especially for emergencies.

Q. What were your priorities when building your home? A. We wanted to have a big backyard and open space for the kids to run around and wanted something

the crescent #503 | 63105


Distinctive open layout provides a graceful and stylish space to entertain ~ Outstanding design and great

flow defines this 2,919sf elegant home. Dark hardwood flooring, gourmet center-island kitchen, desirable split-bedroom floor plan, custom built-ins, terrace access from living area and master suite.

• 3 bedrooms • 2.5 baths (includes a Jack ’n Jill) • Gas fireplace • Six-burner stove, double ovens, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances • Custom cabinetry throughout • En suite luxury marble bath with huge walk-in shower, jetted tub

VIsIt tHese stunnInG HoMes ~ sunday from 1 to 3 pM

private. Our kids can be comfortable anywhere in the house. There is no formal room; if someone wants to do homework in the great room, they can. They can have friends over and hang out downstairs, too.

Q. Why is Creve Coeur a good fit for your family? A. We’re comfortable here. We like the outdoor space it allows us to have. We can go for long walks, and

there are several parks to choose from. We feel very centrally located. We can get downtown in 20 minutes at the most, and to Chesterfield Valley in 10. My father-in-law has a farm in Washington, Mo., and it takes less than 30 minutes to get there.

Q. Your kids all attend MICDS. why did you choose this school? A. We like the community, the academics, the small classrooms and the teaching methods. It’s nice having

all my kids at one school and close to our house. My kids love it, and my younger son mentioned the specialty classes like music and theater in Beasley, the lower school.

Q. What hidden gems did you discover after you moved back? A. We love the little hiking trails in Malcolm Terrace Park that we didn’t discover until we moved here. When

the kids were little, it had a play set and it’s set back in a residential area. The kids can get messy, and the dog loves it.

the crescent #808


the crescent #310

Spacious, light-filled, • 3BR, 2.5BA with a view ~ At 3,446sf • Gourmet kitchen this home is one of the largest and brightest with windows on three sides. Split-bedroom plan, maple floors, breakfast area, French doors open to den.


Bright, open plan with • 2BR, 2.5BA massive terrace ~ • Gas fireplace

Sunlight streams into this south-facing 2,880sf luxury condo with Brazilian cherry floors, split-bedroom plan & huge private 1,100sf terrace.

• Spa-like bath with walk-in shower, heated floors • Dual zone HVAC

• Gourmet kitchen, Wolf and Sub-Zero • En suite luxury spa bath, heated floors

The Crescent is located at 155 Carondelet Plaza in Clayton, 63105.

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[ family faves ] Best restaurants >> The kids and their friends love the new Potbelly Sandwich Shop. California Pizza Kitchen, Oishi Sushi, Cuisine D’Art and Crazy Bowls and Wraps if we want to order in. Best hangout >> When the kids were younger, we’d go to Creve Coeur Ice Arena. We belong to the MAC, where the kids swim.

Best park >> We love Malcolm Terrace Park and Conway Park, since it has a dog park. Millennium, Beirne Park and Lake School parks, too. Best Town Events >> Creve Coeur Days and the Creve Coeur Heart Run

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19 upper conway lane

731 Kraffel lane

chesterfield | $799,000

town & country | $769,000 THREE ACRES WITH POOL


281 Magna carta Drive

1865 South Mason road

creve coeur | $569,000

town & country | $1,295,000


42 Grand Meridien court chesterfield | $2,295,000


140 north Mosley road creve coeur | $759,000

300 ladue oaks Drive creve coeur | $980,000


12660 post oak road

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902 arlington oaks terrace town & country | $869,000

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$550,000 44 Godwin Lane Gladys Manion Agent: Wayne Norwood Price per square foot: $134.54

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$695,000 38 Woodcliffe Road Janet McAfee Agent: Barbara B. Horan Price per square foot: $230.59

Home Sweet Home!

[ 63005 ]

$482,000 2164 Hickory Drive Coldwell Banker GundakerChesterfield/Wildwood Agent: Cynthia K. Schindler Price per square foot: $138.39

[ 63011 ]

$414,750 16854 Westglen Farms Drive Janet McAfee Agent: Ann Carter Price per square foot: $135.67

[ 63021 ]

30 Brentmoor Park Clayton ~ $1,635,000

Fabulous opportunity, 7br / 5.5ba, Gorgeous 1.7 acres, pool Ann Wroth

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$357,500 1726 Warmington Court Laura McCarthy- Town & Country Agent: Lynn Andel Price per square foot: $120.94

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51 Westmoreland Place Central West End ~ $2,295,000

Magnificent Manse renovated to perfection!

Ann Wroth | Holly Bry

OPeN SuNday 1-3 422 north Warson road Ladue ~ $799,000

Charming home with first floor master suite.

$504,000 433 Edgewood Drive Upper End Properties Agent: Elaine Medve Price per square foot: $221.44

Ann Wroth | Holly Bry

New Price

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$760,000 252 Woodbourne Drive Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Sabrina and Dave Robb Price per square foot: $207.65

121 laduemont drive

850 chelsea avenue

Renovated, updated kitchen & master bath.

Updated kitchen & bath, 2br, move-in ready!

Creve Coeur ~ $479,000

Ann Wroth | Holly Bry

Glendale ~ $179,000 Ann Wroth

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$710,000 4545 Lindell Blvd., No. 2 Prudential Alliance Agent: Christine Cool Price per square foot: $261.99

[ 63132 ]

$629,000 585 Dielman Road Keller Williams Realty St. Louis Agent: Carolyn Tumminia Price per square foot: $171.20


nEw Listing! tree wood | lake of the ozarks 23.5 ACREs $12,500,000 Former Anheuser Busch retreat on horseshoe with 2 peninsulas has 4 furnished houses totaling 14,000+ sq. ft.

stonewater cove | branson area 470 acres $10,870,000 A private retreat on the shores of table Rock Lake. Luxury resort offers natural beauty & outdoor fun.

7 country estates place | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths $998,000 sleek yet comfortable, this 6,600+ sq. ft. contemporary has amazing spaces. tranquil 1½-acre Frontenac setting.

9358 highway aa | farmington 115 acres $875,000 stunning custom home offers a perfect country retreat or primary residence. 1.25 hrs from st. Louis.

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82 aberdeen place | clayton 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $775,000 Opportunity to get a 3,050+ sq. ft. home in an incredible neighborhood. Renovated six years ago. Custom kitchen.

40 oak park drive | ladue schools 4 BEDROOms, 3 FULL & 2 HALF BAtHs $749,000 wonderful updated ranch on almost an acre of park-like grounds with lovely pool & pool house.

2100 bopp road | ladue schools plus 2 additional lots $625,000 One of the most unique homes in st. Louis! Amazing log residence offers a dazzling array of fine amenities.

556 warren avenue | university city 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $590,000 One of the prettiest in University Hills, you will appreciate all that this home has to offer. Dream kitchen!

5 country aire drive | town and country 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $499,000 this home is a vintage gem. A state of the art midcentury ranch that has been meticulously maintained.

766 wild horse valley road | wildwood 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $498,000 inviting retreat serves as a family home or private weekend get-away on 6 acres of woods with pond.

448 west point court | university city 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths $359,000 the great location is surpassed only by the condition, space & updates in this traditional charmer.

6221 northwood #2e | demun 2 bedrooms, 2 baths $339,000 Rehabbed unit with 1,860 sq. ft. & one of the best floor plans in Demun! Luxurious master suite.

4126 olive street | central west end 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $285,000 One of the very few 3 bedroom homes in gaslight square. sleek, stylish & sophisticated town home.

6350 clayton road #405 | clayton schools hi-pointe location $265,000 top floor, private balcony. Pretty unit with many options. 2 parking spaces. secure, elevator building.

710 s. HAnLEY ROAD #12B | CLAYtOn 2 BEDROOms & 2 BAtHs $239,900 Rare opportunity to own 12th floor 1,700 sq. ft. updated condo in the whitehall. Penthouse views!

1191 hawken place | webster groves 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $239,000 Peaceful street which should please those who value space. Colonial with a well run condo Association!

13428 conway road | town and country 9 bedrooms, 8 baths $3,499,000 Rare opportunity to purchase this exceptional Bernoudy home on 18+ acres with 6,414 sq.ft. of living space.

150 carondelet plaza #2203 | clayton 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths $2,150,000 rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind robert Lococo design on the 22nd floor. Entertain in style.

150 carondelet plaza #603 | clayton 12583 durrow court | town and country the plaza in clayton $799,000 5 BEDROOms, 4 FULL & 2 HALF BAtHs $799,000 stunning 6th floor unit w/ south & East views. Open floor Fabulous 1½ story in prime location. inviting home plan. OnE OF tHE BEst CLAYtOn HAs tO OFFER. with newly updated kitchen & baths. Lovely patio & pool.

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homework] Dear Homework,

We wonder what ideas you might have for our brick two-story home in the county? Our front porch roof needs to be replaced due to water damage and we feel that the landscaping needs some help. We also wonder if additional details like shutters would help. What are your thoughts? ———Our First Impression Needs a Second Look

Dear second look, After


My reaction to your home is that I can’t see a third of it. Some trees must go. Next, I notice that your façade has some very extensive and unique brick detailing that sets the house apart from other center hall Colonials and should not be covered up with window shutters. I would replace the existing porch railing with a new barrel-vaulted metal roof that complements the unique brick detailing better than a more typical gable roof. Then, I would remove the paper birch that blocks the arched central window and instead plant several other birches in strategic positions, to create the effect of a handsome symmetrical elevation framed by a birch ‘forest.’ The more intensive foundation planting reinforces the effect. Now, I think your home’s first impression will be first-rate. Good luck with your projects, ———Homework

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Gallery Motor Company believes your car-buying experience should be fun and exciting. We don’t resort to gimmicks and high-pressure tactics. We’re committed to providing extraordinary service and quality vehicles in a low-pressure environment. We understand the uniqueness of each customer, and we view ourselves as partners in your vehicle purchase.


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2007 Aston Martin DB9 $89,990 2010 Audi A5 Prestige $38,990 2010 Lexus IS250 $27,990 2010 BMW 535xi $35,990 Grey with black leather, manual, Gray with black leather interior, White with tan leather, 33k miles, Cabriolet Prestige package, 14k miles, one owner, nav, xenons, V12, heated sport seats, park assist.

2009 BMW 328xi

navigation, heads up display, M Sport package and premium package.

navigation and memory seats.

2011 Infiniti G25 Journey $23,990

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$18,990 2007 Audi A4

Low miles, leather, retractable hardtop convertible, chrome wheels, automatic.

AWD, premium package with


Gray with black leather interior, 36k miles, cold weather and premium packages, heated seats, and sunroof.

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350

leather, navigation, heated and cooled seats, power top, led lighting package.

$17,990 2010 Buick Lacrosse

Gray with tan leather, low miles, 2.0T, HID headlights, satellite radio and convenience package.

Silver with tan leather interior, 18” wheels, satellite radio, bluetooth, MP3 hook-up.

Silver w/ gray leather, 29k miles, sunroof, heat seats, HID xenon lights, auto w/drive sport mode, adaptive shift, bluetooth.

$15,990 2006 Mercedes M Class $15,990 Black with black leather interior, 4Matic, 5.0L, nav, sunroof, heated seats, walnut trim, SmartKey, 18” wheels.

eek ~ ~ Deals of the w Come visit us at our new West County location. 2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS $8,290 2009 Ford Focus 60 |



Gray with gray interior, sunroof, heated power mirrors, keyless entry 30 MPG! february 6, 2013


White with gray interior, one owner, 35 MPG, automatic with power windows and locks.

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