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EDITOR IN CHIEF/ASSOC. PUBLISHER [ DOROTHY F. WEINER ] served as editor of a local publication for the past 20 years and graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Washington University.
HEALTH EDITOR [ MARY JO BLACKWOOD] is a widely traveled registered nurse and health educator with 30 years experience writing about health issues.
lifestyle editor [ LAUREN madras ] has just returned to her hometown after living in NYC, where she earned a masters degree and worked as a freelancer with Conde Nast and Hearst. managing editor [catherine klene ] graduated from SIUE with bachelor’s degrees in Mass Communications and English and has worked in the journalism field for the past five years.
Senior Editor [ Tony Di Martino ] is the former senior editor of Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion. She also was an editor at St. Louis Magazine and The Riverfront Times. food critic [ Jonathan Carli ] is a dedicated foodie who has studied all things culinary, survived Boot Camp at the CIA, and written about food for the past six years. (incognito) Society Photographer [ Carla Falasco ] is a freelance photographer, communications professional and community volunteer immersed in all things nonprofit.
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Contributor [ Paul Doerner ] is a founding partner of the Lawrence Group Architects with a lifelong passion for the architecture of St. Louis.
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Photographer [ Suzy Gorman ] has a spirited style and talent that has been a cornerstone of St. Louis photography for the past 30 years Photographer [ Colin Miller ] is a photographic portrait artist and owner of Strauss Peyton.
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Advertising Coordinator [ janie sumner ] earned a degree in human development and family studies, and has a background in website content management. Style Coordinator [ Wendy Steinbecker ] is a fashion and home design enthusiast, floral design student and devotee of all things stylish.
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Photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton
Photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton
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[ letter from the editor ] It’s our one-year anniversary, and we couldn’t be prouder. We set out to bring St. Louisans a superior publication, and I believe we’ve done it. It’s been gratifying the past 12 months to hear readers tell us how much they enjoy the paper. And to see them actually sit down with it and read the content, not simply flip through the photos. But any staff capable of creating an entirely new product in three short months like we did is not going to sit back and rest on its laurels. Which is why we’ve launched so many new columns in today’s anniversary issue. There’s a movie column, T&S Saw It!, that shares our impressions of the most talked-about films in town. Bridge with Bland offers anecdotes and tips about the popular pastime. Elle Around Town is a first-person account of what it’s like to experience things like lash extensions, self-defense class, i-Lipo laser sculpting and more. (We think she’s discovered the next Zumba for her March 7 column!) And if you like discussing food (and who doesn’t?), we invite you to contribute to the newly launched ‘Aftertaste’ segment at the bottom of our On the Table page, where diners offer their feedback on local restaurants. Similarly, our new On the Page welcomes your submissions of children’s art, humorous family photos, real-life experiences with infomercial purchases (seriously) and more. We don’t just want to be part of your lives—we want you to be part of ours. —Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief
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6 Talk of the Towns 8 Insider 10 On the Page N E W! 11 Cover story – JDRF 12 Reaching Out – Casa de Salud 13 Charlie’s Town 14 Sports Standouts 15 Heard in the Halls
| The Fabulous Face | 36 Cover story – W.U. Facial Plastic Surgery Center 37 The Fabulous Face
| T&S One-Year Anniversary | 16 Happy Anniversary, Town & Style 19 Best in Town – Best Places to Read T&S
[ photo album ] 24 SNAPPED! Coat-A-Kid 24 Book Launch Party 26 Friends of St. Louis University Liver Center 26 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 27 Faithful Friends 28 The Hellenic Spirit Foundation
[ style ] [ on the cover ] Garden of Hope Dream Gala 2012, benefiting JDRF, takes place May 12 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Tickets start at $375. For more information, call 314.729.1846 or visit jdrfstl.org. Cover design by julie streiler Cover photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton
29 Fashion – Loving Lace
42 Resolutions – Moving On with Your Life 43 Parent Trap – Party On, Garth! 44 I Love My...Face Cream N E W! 45 Elle Around Town – Healing Touch N E W!
[ leisure ] 46 Quick Bites from Sauce Magazine 47 Arts & Entertainment N E W! 48 On the Table – Sidney Street Cafe 49 Bridge with Bland N E W!
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talk [towns] by bill beggs jr.
Tea Party faithful are flummoxed by Ed Martin’s exit from the race for the Republican nomination in the 2nd District of the U.S. House of Representatives, (soon to be vacated by Todd Akin). Martin instead has joined the race for Missouri Attorney General; Akin is running for the U.S. Senate. This leaves fellow conservative Ann Wagner of Ballwin with a different sparring partner—Randy Jotte, so far an also-ran in two previous area political contests. An emergency-room physician from Webster Groves, Jotte has shown himself to be more socially moderate than Wagner, formerly chair of the Missouri Republican Party and onetime co-chair of the Republican National Committee. City fathers, mothers and others have approved an ordinance to create a domestic partner registry in Clayton. Under the ordinance, the city will maintain a voluntary registry to allow same-sex couples greater access to cityowned facilities, plus encourage health care providers to consider partners as family members for the purposes of hospital visitation and other types of access. You may recall an earlier housing ordinance that prohibited discrimination against same-sex couples. Mayor Linda Goldstein says the move furthers the city’s mission to build an inclusive community. Here’s where the rubber meets the road: The ordinance is intended to make it easier for institutions and businesses to identify recipients of benefit plans, open access to facilities that allow family memberships, and give widowed seniors certain benefits without having to remarry. Otherwise they would have been at risk of losing benefits from Social Security or a deceased spouse’s pension.
The Central West End Association (CWEA) has installed Doug Teasdale as new board president. Teasdale, who replaces outgoing prez John Berglund, joined the CWEA board in 2011. He, wife Jennifer and three young daughters represent the sixth generation of Teasdales to call the neighborhood home. Three new board officers were installed: Arthur Culbert, vice president; Amy Howell Mittelstadt, secretary; and Mark Stein, treasurer. CWEA also added Tyler Bender, Katie O’Connor and Frances Thompson as new members. Here it is, citizens, perhaps the final installment of Hey! What the heck are these couple pennies of sales tax for? Well, some are going to the Family Aquatic Center in Chesterfield to make lolling, lazing and splashing just a tad more pleasant come summer. The center will use its $90,000 grant to expand the spray ground, which means more square footage for kids to holler with glee. Chesterfield is among several beneficiaries in our readership area of about $3 million from the county’s Municipal Park Grant Commission, formed by a voter-approved sales tax hike in 2000. Our state legislature has made a step toward requiring that drivers license tests be offered only in English, and for that you may thank two state legislators from the western part of our readership area. Recent immigrant pleas and insurer arguments before a Missouri House committee didn’t prevent the body from voting 8-4 along party lines. Only the sponsors, Reps. Chuck Gatschenberger, R-Lake St. Louis, and Mark Parkinson, R-St. Charles, spoke in favor of the anti-
immigrant measure. Opponents claim the move won’t keep people who can’t speak or read English from driving. A spokesman for the Missouri Insurance Coalition said the bill would, however, prevent such drivers from getting insurance. Today, there are only a few tenants at Deer Creek Center in Maplewood, between Big Bend and Laclede Station roads. Recently an $8.5 million request for public funding to help pay for redevelopment was rejected, 7-5, by a 12-member commission created to advise Maplewood officials whether to OK public funding. Summit Development Group has numerous times said taxincrement financing (TIF) is needed for the company to bring the property up to snuff. Now here’s a bad card swipe for you: The Washington Post has picked up the convoluted tale of the St. Louis woman who went shopping with a cop’s bank card after he and his partner responded to her aid call. The suspect told police her boyfriend had stolen her keys, and when they drove her to the would-be flame’s residence and went inside—leaving her in their patrol car—she snagged the card from an officer’s bag. This doofus-ette then was caught, by the same officers, when they responded to a larceny at a store. She was arrested after using the credit card to buy goodies, including cigarettes and lottery tickets. The driver who crashed into a woman’s car, killing her, has turned himself in, police say. George Putney, 52, surrendered to Town & Country police three days after the accident. When authorities reached the scene of the
Jan. 27 collision at Clayton Road at Woods Hill Drive, they found Putney’s car abandoned close by. Cops say it had crossed the center line about 7:30 p.m. and struck the Volvo driven by Ciby Kimbrough head-on. Kimbrough, 70, was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Putney was charged Jan. 30 with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony. Cops say he took off after his car stalled a short distance from the scene. Homeowners battered by the economy have seen their property values drop precipitously. The result? School districts have faced lower tax revenues and have had to tighten their belts, to the dismay of many district employees and families. But there’s a silver lining to this cloud for some districts, and U. City recently took advantage of it to the tune of nearly $200,000. By refinancing $3.1 million in bonds issued in 2004 that were scheduled to mature in 10 to 15 years, U. City school officials were able to secure an interest rate of 1.45 percent. It appears as though districts that haven’t turned their gray clouds inside-out, so to speak, would be judicious to do so. With all the bizarre, and all-too-public, behavior of certain knuckleheads, emergency-response teams can’t afford to take anything for granted. Early Jan. 30, Webster Groves cops contacted the St. Louis County Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team to investigate a strange substance found inside a campus building. School authorities said a vandal left behind the substance on the ground floor of Webster Hall. Officials determined it was non-toxic. No one was evacuated, and no other information has been made public.
[ TT Trivia ] What’s the more colloquial term for a hazardous materials response team? (Proper capitalization, as is the case with some computer passwords, is important.) The first correct email answer we receive at firstname.lastname@example.org will win an exclusive Town & Style tote bag! Last issue’s answer | NIMBY is an acronym for Not In My BackYard. That is, many residents are in favor of commercial development or bigger schools ―just so they aren’t anywhere too close to them.
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Follow your heart to the
Heart to Heart Fair Friday, February 24 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 25 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by:
West County Center
(The Fair is Located in the Macy’s and Nordstrom Courts) Join us for a celebration of healthy hearts at this FREE community event, featuring: • Free heart-health screenings (blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol and more) • Presentations by medical experts • Fitness demonstrations (Zumba and Tai Chi) • Cooking demonstrations • Interactive fun • Nutritional information • Attendance prizes • Goodie bags Pre-register on line: mercy.net/stl or call 314-856-0502.
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by tony di martino
[ It Was a Very Good Year ] Happy anniversary, Town&Style! And what a year it’s been, if we do say so ourselves. Relive a few of our most memorable moments Feb. 8 to Feb. 22 when Plaza Frontenac displays 12 larger-than-life covers from our first year. They will be on display on the main level, on the North Center Court, so take a minute to re-live highlights from our first year.
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Public relations pro Joan Berkman recently got to meet the St. Louis Cardinal who shares her last name. “People always ask me if I’m related to Lance Berkman, so he’s really increased awareness of my business!” Joan says. That’s not the only reason she admires the Cards first baseman: “His belief in giving back to the community makes him a gracious ambassador for baseball and St. Louis,” she says. Joan’s friend, Lewis Bettman, arranged the photo op as a surprise Christmas gift during the Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up charity event.
[ Culture of Giving ] Wells Fargo Advisors donated $12.2 million and more than 98,000 employee volunteer hours to more than 600 charities in 2011. Local initiatives included partnerships with St. Louis Public Schools and Big Brothers and Sisters; a $500,000 donation to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation to assist in the restoration of the downtown central library; and more than $100,000 in employee donations, matched by the firm, to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign. “I’m proud to lead an organization where so many dedicated team members give their time, talent and support to strengthen their community,” says WFA CEO Danny Ludeman.
[ A Month of Giving ]
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Serious about getting the most from every dollar you spend? Throughout the month of February, Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac is giving 5 percent of all sales to three area charities: Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, Food Outreach and Humane Society of Missouri.
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Businessman Tom Suntrup, whose corporate holdings include several area car dealerships, credits much of his success to his days at De Smet Jesuit High School. “That’s where I learned the importance of being a man for others and giving back,” says the 1977 alum. Suntrup recently gave the school a piece of property valued at $650,000. The gift, a 12,600 square-foot warehouse on one acre of land in the Westport area, is a former auto parts distribution center. It’s the most valuable land gift in the school’s history, according to De Smet president the Rev. Wally Sidney. “I hope the gift allows students to get an education similar to the one I received and also encourages others to recognize the impact De Smet has had on their lives,” Suntrup says.
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Are You Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution?
I’m trying! I want to spend more time with my family, friends and my dog Norman. I want this to be the ‘Year of the Hostess,’ where I have spontaneous get-togethers focused on love, laughter and peace. And I want to wear more jeans, higher heels and less makeup. So far, so good. Check back with me in six months.
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Four-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
from Bill Courtney of Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese in the Delmar Loop
1 pound elbow macaroni 2 T. unsalted butter 2 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. ground nutmeg 1/4 t. white pepper
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oven to 375 degrees. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente. Drain well. >>Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add flour, salt, nutmeg and white pepper and whisk until smooth, cook two minutes more. Add milk and whisk until all lumps are removed. Increase
2 c. whole milk 1 c. shredded Muenster cheese 1 c. shredded Gruyere cheese 1 c. crumbled goat cheese 1 c. shredded mild provolone cheese 1/4 c. panko breadcrumbs to medium-high and whisk until the sauce begins to boil and thicken. Remove from heat. >>Add the cooked pasta and all cheeses to sauce. Combine and transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish. Sprinkle panko breadcrumbs on top and bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. Serves 6 to 8
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by tony di martino Type 1 diabetes (T1D) used to be known as juvenile diabetes, but it’s not just for kids anymore. Recent statistics show 85 percent of those in the U.S. with T1D are adults. It affects some 3 million Americans, with 80 new cases diagnosed each day. T1D is a chronic, debilitating autoimmune disease involving every organ system. It strikes suddenly, destroying cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin, a key regulator of the body’s metabolism. “Diabetes can cut 15 years from a person’s lifespan,” says executive director Marie Davis of JDRF Metro Saint Louis/Greater Missouri 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, 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 people with diabetes and their families. The local chapter serves more than 3,000 families and raises nearly $3 million a year, 80 percent of which goes directly to research. Founded in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to research, including more than $110 million last year. “We set the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, currently funding more than 40 human clinical trials,” Davis says. The latest results are promising: JDRF-supported researchers at Stanford University have identified a pathway responsible for the age-related decline of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, and have been able to coax older cells into dividing more quickly. Scientists also have discovered a way to keep cell receptors open and able to receive the signals they need to reproduce. “These and other advances may help stimulate insulin production in people with T1D and restore the body’s ability to keep blood sugar in balance,” Davis explains. Research is costly. JDRF holds one of its major fundraiser, Garden of Hope Dream Gala, May 12 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. Jim Theiss and Charles Berry, who chaired last year’s Walk to Cure Diabetes, will receive the Diabetes Champion Award for helping raise $1.3 million for research. The fundraising goal for this year’s gala is $1 million. Festivities include silent and live auctions. “Even if you can’t afford $25,000 for a luxury trip to the Virgin Islands, it’s exciting to watch other people fight over it!” Davis promises. “This is an event you don’t want to miss, and it’s for a worthy cause. We’ve made great strides during the last year, but we won’t rest until we conquer this terrible disease. We can’t do it without steadfast support from donors who share our vision of a world without T1D.” february 8, 2012
reaching Out Casa de Salud] by catherine klene A SPECIAL VOLUNTEER | UMSL student Brett Zobell regularly frequents the doctor’s office, but not because he’s chronically ill. He acts as a medical translator for patients at Casa de Salud, providing a vital link over the language barrier for Spanish-speaking immigrants. “The St. Louis Hispanic community is very tight-knit, and they are grateful for the opportunity to receive health care at an affordable price,” he says. Zobell started volunteering at Casa de Salud to keep up his Spanish skills. He quickly realized medical training required a whole new vocabulary. “When I first started I was nervous I wouldn’t know all the words,” he says. “It’s important to know if a patient is describing an issue with a certain body part. You want to get it exactly right, because it can change the doctor’s entire diagnosis.” After a year at Casa de Salud, Zobell’s medical translating skills have grown—and so has his admiration for the services the nonprofit provides. At one patient’s recent appointment, Zobell says the man was able to pay for his appointment for the first time. “He paid $38, gave the front desk $50 and told them to to keep the change as a donation,” he says. “He was so appreciative of what we did and the services we offered.” Casa de Salud’s work has inspired Zobell to consider how he can contribute his own health services in the future. He is applying to dental school and hopes to one day be able to offer basic dental services through Casa de Salud. “This organization makes such an impact on health services so immigrants can work and have a better standard of life,” he says. “It helps the entire community.”
Brett Zobell PHOTO BY BILL BARRETT
[ how you can help ] Volunteer opportunities are available for non-Spanish speakers, as well. To donate medical supplies or financial support, or to volunteer at Casa de Salud, call 314.762.1251 r visit casadesaludstl.org.
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Medical Assistant Fanaye Dadi treats a patient. PHOTO COURTESY OF CASA DE SALUD
about us | Undiagnosed medical issues make anyone uneasy, but if the patient doesn’t understand the health care system or even the language the doctors speak, those issues can be downright terrifying. Casa de Salud offers comprehensive, affordable health care to Hispanic immigrants in St. Louis, says executive director Jorge Riopedre. “Typically, the person who comes to us is uninsured, has a language barrier and has a lack of familiarity with the U.S. health care system,” he says. “Familiarity is not necessary at Casa de Salud. We are there to interpret.” The health clinic was founded in 2009 after two other clinics serving the Hispanic immigrant population closed their doors. With nearly 100,000 immigrants in the St. Louis area, St. Louisans Bob Fox and Maxine Clark recognized the gaping hole left in the community. They began raising funds and support to open a new health care facility on Saint Louis University’s campus, where Casa de Salud opened its doors in 2010. Casa de Salud offers on-site general health and wellness examinations, treatment for minor injuries, and basic vaccinations and screenings. Riopedre says the nonprofit learned valuable lessons from its defunct predecessors. “One of the reasons they closed was because they tried to be
a medical home to anything short of emergency or hospitalization services, and that proved to be financially unsustainable,” he says. “We provide basic treatment, but if it goes beyond that, we work with existing, federally qualified health services to refer our patients into those systems.” Casa de Salud charges just $25 a visit, regardless of insurance status, and Riopedre says patients will not be denied services if they cannot pay. Nearly everyone at the clinic is bilingual and if needed, Casa de Salud provides patients with translation services on-site and at outside appointments. Riopedre emphasizes that services are available to anyone. “The number of non-Hispanics coming to us is increasing,” he says. “Our larger mandate is to serve those who do not have access to quality health care.” Regardless of politics, Riopedre says, health care access affects everyone. “As a region we do not want chronically sick people in our restaurants, taking care of kids, etc.,” he says. “By providing a place where sick people can actually get treatment, we are protecting the health of the region. Immigrants are an important part of our infrastructure, and we want to make St. Louis a welcoming place for them.”
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by charlie brennan [ Did former state Rep. Rachel Storch start a trend by moving to New York? Former state Sen. John Loudon of Chesterfield and his wife Gina have moved to Birmingham, Ala., where she hosts her radio program. The Loudons report they live on a mountaintop overlooking a Robert Trent Jones golf course with a great view of the sunset. ]
[ A film about St. Louis is showing in dozens of cities from New York to Seoul to Oslo, but it may not be the promotion civic boosters had in mind. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth examines our failed housing project built in 1954 and demolished in 1972. Why did the complex fail? One possible reason: all able-bodied men were evicted from any unit occupied by a woman on public assistance. The late I.E. Millstone once told me the Pruitt-Igoe buildings were identical to 801 S. Skinker Blvd. His construction firm built both. Catch the film March 1 at Webster University. ]
[ Thanks to the folks at Paradowski Creative, who designed a brilliant landscape of daffodils appearing as bubbles on I-64/40 near Compton. Frigid volunteers installed the design last month. Look for the results of their labor when the weather gets warmer. I also did some volunteer gardening. I planted my bulbs to form the words, ‘It’s Spring.’ They’re in 6-foot letters on a visible public space. Location? Top secret, for now. ]
The Faces of Pain Greater than 50% of the US population suffers from pain!
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WITH THE 2012 PILLAR OF STRENGTH AWARD Thank you Friends of Epworth for your many years of hard work and support of Epworth’s mission to help youth and families find strengths, break through obstacles, and build brighter futures.
[ When the St. Louis Rams play this year at Wembley Stadium, it won’t be the first showcase of St. Louis athletics in London, England. In 1975, the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon featured Jimmy Connors of Belleville, Ill., and Arthur Ashe, who lived in Richmond Heights while attending his senior year at Sumner High School. Ashe won 6-1, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. ]
[ Amy Chua, whose 2011 book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was a runaway New York Times best-seller, is coming to Parkway West High School from 9 to 11 a.m Feb. 9 for a live KMOX broadcast. on my program. Chua, a law professor at Yale, endorses strict parenting. For example, her daughters were never allowed to attend a sleepover, have a play date, watch TV or play computer games, choose their extracurricular activities, or score less than an A. The event is free and open to the public. ] february 8, 2012
[ ice princess ] Ballwin Skater Dreams Big It’s hard to believe the blonde pixie spinning like a frothy pink top on the ice is still learning multiplication. Figure skater Mia Hackworth competes around the country, holding a top spot at 2011’s Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships—at just 9 years old. “We went as a family to a public skating session when Mia was 4,” says her mother, Mary Hackworth. “We got her one of the small beginner’s walkers and a helmet. Halfway around the rink, she pushed it away and mia hackworth started skating by herself.” Hackworth quickly realized her daughter’s talent as individual competitor required top-level coaching. Today, Mia and her mother carpool with another family from Ballwin to Springfield, Ill., every Friday to work with coach Susan Liss. Hackworth coordinates with Mia’s thirdgrade teacher at Oak Brook Elementary so her daughter can keep up with schoolwork on the road. “Mia has a lot of natural talent and works really hard,” Hackworth says. “Her coach has trained great champions, so it will be exciting to see where it takes her.” Mia says she’s already excited about the new moves she is learning to prepare for a season of tough competition and hopes to compete at nationals this year. “I just learned a new combination spin, and she helps me land my axel. Now I’m working on my double sal,” Mia says. “My new coach helps me get faster and has taught me a lot of new spins.” While some girls her age might shy away from standing solo in that spotlight, Mia says nerves never seem to bother her. “Butterflies just go away when I start skating because I have fun,” she says. “I’m going to work as hard as I can to get to nationals. It would mean a lot if I went.”
talk to… [cory lester] cory lester
PHOTO BY margaret bahe
Before each match, JBS senior Cory Lester steps away from his team and pops in his headphones. The calm music soothes any last-minute nerves and focuses him on the task ahead— twisting his opponent into knots. The JBS senior won the ABC title in the 119-pound weight class last year. Lester, who recently committed to Michigan State, says wrestling has not only taught him determination and drive, but also discipline.
by catherine klene
[ last man standing ] CBC Goalie Thrives Under Pressure Joe O’Brien is all that stands between the net and a tiny rubber puck rocketing toward him. In a fraction of a second, he must determine its speed, trajectory and how to stop it. That’s the moment the Christian Brothers College goalie lives for. “You have to have a certain attitude about yourself to believe that you can stop the puck,” O’Brien says. “You have to keep following it every time. It is difficult, but it gets a lot easier with practice.” Speed, attitude, hand-eye coordination—and some very thick padding—all play a crucial role in O’Brien’s impressive 193 saves so far this season. While the other members of his team fly around the ice, O’Brien stands as the last line of defense in a sport where one goal can mean the difference between victory and defeat. “Some goalies don’t like the high-pressure situations, but I do,” he says. “I know that if I do my job, we will win the game. Blowing a team out can be fun, but it’s a much better game when it’s close and you’re keeping a close focus.” The 6-foot-2-inch junior admits that even among hockey players, goalie isn’t a coveted position. When he first stepped in front of the net at 6 years old, he says he just wanted to wear the goalie gear. “We didn’t have a goalie then, so we switched off every time,” O’Brien says. “Finally it was my turn, and the next day at practice I just put on the pads again; I was only the one who actually wanted to do it.” O’Brien’s goal-tending skills put him on the Jr. Blues, a highly ranked AAA club team that put national championships under his belt. Between CBC and Jr. Blues games, O’Brien travels the country, spending countless hours on the ice and bonding with his teammates. “Hockey doesn’t work if one guy tries to do it himself,” he says. “When I go on trips and I’m rooming with teammates, it’s almost like a home away from home. It’s having 20 other brothers.”
You’re undefeated in the 126-weight class so far. Does your 30-0 record put extra pressure on you?
“I’m not going to say I don’t know I’m undefeated, but I try to wrestle the fear of losing it. I want to make sure I keep my head on the mat, and if I lose, I want to lose at my best. Wrestling is one of the hardest things I’ll do. Once you’ve wrestled, the rest of life is easy.” Wrestling is different than most team sports; on the mat, it’s just you and your opponent. How important is the team ?
“I think there is definitely less of a team aspect in wrestling, but you’re all there for each other and to keep your team strong. In practice, it’s just like other sports. Your team tries to get you better, so when you are out there by yourself, you’re prepared. This year as team captain, I’ve tried to help my teammates by making sure they pick up on techniques.” What’s the biggest misconception people have about wrestling?
“There is a huge perception that wrestling is like what you see on TV, but it’s nothing like that. The work it takes to succeed on the mat—the discipline with eating, training and lifting—can be tough to put together, but it’s worth it.” 14 |
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That’s how fast Parkway West senior Kate Gately finished the 50-meter freestyle. Gately currently leads the area in the fastest 50-sprint.
heard in the [ halls ]
The Village Lutheran Church Preschool
by lauren madras
Students celebrated Chinese New Year with Chinese food, trying out chopsticks and learning about cultural differences. As this is the Year of the Dragon, the children made a dragon puppet with a balloon head followed by a stream of paper decorated with child-drawn Chinese characters and danced it around the room.
In the Loop: 6364 Delmar Boulevard | 314-727-0704 CentraL West end: 4736 McPherson | 314-367-7587 CEL EBRATI N G 2 5 YEA RS I N BUSI N ESS
Whitfield School Students in the sixth and seventh grades partnered with Ready to Learn, a local nonprofit, to bring their love of reading to younger students at the Imagine Academy of Careers Elementary School, a charter school in the city. Whitfield students visited Imagine bearing gifts: stuffed animals, handmade bookmarks, letters and cozy blankets, all designed to enhance children’s enjoyment of new books. Then each Whitfield student partnered with a younger ‘Book Buddy’ for several hours of reading together.
St. Joseph’s Academy Juniors Rachel Dalske, Allison Herrmann and Sarah Raney are recipients of the prestigious World Aquarium Aquatic Marine Science Institute scholarships. The students will participate in extracurricular coursework on Saturdays at the City Museum during the school year and embark on a research trip to Florida in the summer.
Villa Duchesne Oak Hill School The Thespian Society received Honor Troupe status at the 2012 Missouri State Thespians Conference in Springfield, Mo., for its long-standing commitment to Missouri State Thespians and the International Thespian Society. Also at the conference, performing arts teacher Brian Welch was inducted into the Missouri State Thespians Hall of Fame, for his 20 years promoting educational theater.
Kirkwood High School The students in Broadcast Journalism II gained some exciting, real-world experience when a video made in the class won a national competition. The Drive One 4UR School was a campaign organized by Ford Motors in which test drives translated into donations for participating schools. Student-made videos of the campaign competed for an additional prize of $7,000—and Kirkwood won, raising a total of $17,000.
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kirkwood high school Share your school news by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page and post your photos, stories and more! february 8, 2012
[happy anniversary, by dorothy weiner Well, the big day has come: Our Town & Style ‘baby’ is now 1 year old—and what a year it’s been! We are proud of every single development, and like proud parents, we’d love to show off every ‘first,’ but we have to limit ourselves to a few of the highlights.
in our first year we’ve...
>> shown you the work of worthy organizations
photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton
photo by Tom Warwick
photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton
Cardinal Glennon nurse Julie Engel and little Camryn Akerson in our Hopes & Dreams Project
Joe’s Place, a caring residence for homeless boys in Maplewood
Victory for the JBS girls lacrosse team
Adina Talve and her mother, Rabbi Susan Talve, talked to us about Children’s Heart Foundation.
>> turned the spotlight on the children of our community
photo by margaret bahe
photo by Bill Barrett
June 29 St. Louis Volunteen member Ken Zheng teaches music to underserved middle schoolers.
Rossman teacher Kathleen Bauer and second-grader Rachel Geller donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love.
Mercy Foundation’s annual Benefit for Kids
Celebrating graduation at Kirkwood High School
photo by our 365 newborn photography
Little Emma Claire Capdeboscq
Andy Sumner of Creve Coeur gets a hug from her elementary school classmate, Jay Leno, headliner at The Peabody opening.
photo by Bill Barrett
>> introduced you to wonderful st. louisans and what they’re doing
Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder of Meds & Foods For Kids, with young patients in Haiti
photo by Bill Barrett
photo by Carla Falasco
Innovator Joe Edwards celebratES the opening of the World Chess Hall of Fame in the CWE.
photo by Bill Barrett
Mary Strauss, one of our Champions for Change
T&S ‘Gets to Know’ Carol Daniel of KMOV-TV.
>> brought you the joyful celebrations of friends & family
guests at a town & country royal wedding celebration
PHOTO BY CARLA FALASCO
Gatesworth residents take a walk down memory lane during The Scholarship Foundation’s ‘Fashion Through the Decades’ show.
Southern Living Magazine contributing editor James Farmer and Maggie Yelton
photo by Charles Barnes
photo by Charles Barnes
Whitfield senior Natalie Liberman riding Bellagio
Birthday girl Kelly Kodner and hubby Jon at her Pretty in Pink celebration.
photo by Charles Barnes
We have some ‘Real Talk’ with Janet McAfee agent Larry Levy.
Former State Rep. Rachel Storch is a beaming bride at her wedding
photo by Sarah Carmody
ST. PETERSBURG’S CATHERINE PALACE
our 7 Days of Sophy fashion spread
Paul Doerner’S illustration in 7 his POPULAR HOMEWORK COLUMN
photo by Suzy Gorman
Cruising in one of OUR travel features
photo by Marc Weiner
An illustration for Ocean’s 11 by hometowner Matt Hirschfeld
>> we’ve informed our TOWN in resplendent STYLE!
photo by Suzy Gorman
photo by Suzy Gorman
Fashion in bloom by Suzy Bacino
Home is Where the Hearth Is, as featured in our style pages.
Jewelry ‘On the Rocks’
Stars & Stripes forever
photo b y S uzy Gorman
photo by Suzy Gorman
photo by Charles Barnes
Chef David Molina in our dining review of Bocci Bar
kids come first.
First in your heart. First in our professional priorities.
Places to Read Town & Style by lauren madras in the past year, we’ve spotted Town & Style in the hands of stylish readers all over town—and the world. From the Sippery to Stonehenge, here are our favorite places to sit down with the Talk of the Town.
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In the light-filled atrium of Plaza Frontenac, reading tips from Suzy Bacino before you set out on your shopping mission. You can’t read in the car, so take the Metrolink and carry T&S with you!
Have a doctor’s apartment? The gorgeous photos, pithy articles and photos of who’s who in our community will make waiting fun. Save paper—access the full edition online from your tablet or PC from anywhere in the world. Heading out of town? Take T&S along, and snap a photo of yourself with the magazine at some exotic locale. You may see yourself in a future issue!
Child custody litigation can have serious and long-term consequences for families that are no longer intact. Whether you’re Dad or Mom, remember that we are experienced family law attorneys who can litigate or settle from a position of strength.
We believe, above all, that “Kids Come First.” See one of our attorneys with your questions about child custody. We can help.
Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne 314-862-1300 www.hhgc-law.com 222 South Central Avenue Suite 600 Clayton 63105 The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
P E R S O N AL I Z E D S U P P O R T
When you’re at Straub’s, use it to hide from that prying neighbor or to pass time while your crown roast is being wrapped. Did you know the Miss Hulling’s chocolate-iced angel food cake is editor Dorothy Weiner’s favorite? We’ve spotted T&S articles hung on the walls of our favorite restaurants, bridal salons, doctor’s offices and elsewhere. At Sunday brunch, use our Real Estate section to map out your afternoon of open-house hunting! Got carpool duty? Have the kiddos check out our Heard in the Halls and Sports Standouts columns. Do they see their friends? And of course, in your living room, with a cup of tea or glass of wine.
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Green Cordonnier & House ConGratuLates
Justin C. Cordonnier For once again being selected by Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the area of Family Law
celebrate your success]
Local businesses tell us about their achievements. 1 | JDRF
Executive director Marie Davis celebrates her 14th year with JDRF, the world’s largest charitable funder of diabetes research. The chapter has raised more than $15 million since her arrival in October 1997. 50 Crestwood Executive Center, Ste. 401 | 314.729.1846 | jdrfstl.org
2 | Castle Design
As a full-service interior design company, we listen to clients and provide them with warm, comfortable living spaces to meet the needs of their families. 7707 Clayton Road | 314.727.6622 | emilycastle.com
3 | Personalized Beauty by Paula
Owner Paula Reiter celebrates a successful first year of bringing ease and comfort to making decisions about skin care and beauty products. 1707 Hemingway Lane | 314.684.9673 facebook.com/personalizedbeautybypaula
4 | Tony’s
Tony’s is proud to have provided superior cuisine and impeccable service and ambience to St. Louis since 1946. 410 Market St. | 314.231.7007 | tonysstlouis.com
5 | Laura McCarthy Real Estate
Green Cordonnier & House LLP An AV rated Preeminent Family Law Firm
8000 Maryland Avenue • Suite 400 • St. Louis, Missouri 63105 Phone: 314-726-0455 • www.gchlawfirm.com THE CHOICE OF A LAWYER IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION AND SHOULD NOT BE BASED SOLELY UPON ADVERTISEMENTS
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Sales agents J. Warner and Sam Hall have formed a partnership at the company’s Clayton office, specializing in the CWE, Clayton and Ladue. Warner has more than 25 years experience, and Hall brings a fresh marketing perspective. Pictured: J. Warner, Sam Hall 29 The Boulevard | 314.725.5100 | lauramccarthy.com
6 | Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty
In its 35 years in business, Dielmann Sotheby’s proudest moment was when it was awarded the Sotheby’s International Realty franchise for the St. Louis area and Missouri. Pictured: Andy Dielmann 8301 Maryland Ave. | 314.725.0009 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com
7 | Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers
Since 1830, Ivey-Selkirk has offered fine antique furniture, paintings, sculpture, Oriental carpets and jewelry at quarterly auctions. Modernism/contemporary design and toys/collectibles shown bi-annually. 7447 Forsyth Blvd. | 314.726.5515 | iveyselkirk.com
8 | World Chess Hall of Fame
The opening of the World Chess Hall of Fame Sept. 9 marked a new and exciting addition to the cultural scene in Saint Louis. 4652 Maryland Ave. | 314.367.WCHF | worldchesshof.org We love helping women enhance their fashion sense with a piece from our collection and seeing their excitement when they leave the shop. Pictured: Carrie Wurm, Pam Debandt 151 W. Jefferson Ave. | 314.821.4646 | gingerandmaryannboutique.com
10 | Rent-A-Relative
We are pleased to introduce our assistance concept: a convenient and reliable errand and transportation firm committed to professional, individualized attention at affordable hourly rates. 9648 Olive Blvd., Ste. 338 | 314.995.9994 | rent-a-relative-stl.com
11 | Provence Boutique
We celebrate being a little bit of France in Ladue for more than 25 years. 9723 Clayton Road | 314.997.0025 provenceboutiquestlouis.com
12 | Hais, Hais, Goldberger & Coyne
13 | Xenon Academy
In five years, Xenon Academy has trained more than 300 students at its Ballwin location and raised more than $5,000 for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 15435 Clayton Road | 636.394.7335 | xenonintl.com
14 | Missouri Floor Company
We are proud to celebrate 102 years of being a family-owned and -operated business. Pictured: Kent, Kirk and Alex Verseman 2438 Northline Industrial Drive | 314.432.2260 | missourifloor.com
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After a recent, hard-fought divorce trial, the man on the other side said to me, “You’re tough, but honest, fair and the best prepared lawyer I’ve ever seen.” Pictured: Sam and Susan Hais 222 S. Central Ave., Ste. 600 | 314.862.1300 | hhgc-law.com
We have enjoyed bringing beauty and style to our customers in the St. Louis area for almost a decade. 14206 Manchester Road | 636.256.7847 | area-rugs-by-st-louis.com
9 | Ginger & Mary Ann Boutique
15 | Rug Decor
Decorate with Love!
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february 8, 2012
St. Louis’ Premier Fine Art Gallery Robert Indiana American, b. 1928 Love 1996 Hand Signed Color Lithograph 22 x 22 inches
A Trusted Family Tradition in Fine Art Services. Always Buying and Consigning. Free Verbal Evaluations Daily.
9650 Clayton Road in Ladue | St. Louis, MO 63124 | 314-993-4477 | www.kodnergallery.com
16 | Gladys Manion Real Estate
Congratulations to Wayne Norwood for his 2011 achievements of No. 1 listing agent and reaching the Elite Sales Level Award at Gladys Manion. 8227 Maryland Ave. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
17 | Visitation Academy
Visitation is preparing for its 40th annual Safari Dinner Auction March 3. As the school’s largest fundraiser, the gala helps underwrite the operational budget and endowment fund. 3020 N. Ballas Road | 314.625.9109 | visitationacademy.org
18 | The Crescent
The Crescent is proud to announce that the last developer unit is under contract. Pictured: Mark Mehlman 50 S. Bemiston Ave. | 314.726.3320 | mehlmanrealty.com
19 | The Gatesworth
The Gatesworth, named one of the ‘Top Ten U.S. Retirement Communities’ by Forbes magazine, continues to provide residents with the best in service and amenities. One McKnight Place | 314.993.0111 | thegatesworth.com
20 | Gladys Manion Real Estate
Congratulations to our agents celebrating their longtime success with Gladys Manion this year: Wayne Norwood, five years; Lori Woodwood, 15 years; Barbara Richert, 20 years; and Rose Ann Penilla, 25 years. Pictured: Rose Ann Penilla 8227 Maryland Ave. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
21 | Kodner Gallery
Kodner Gallery has been the Midwest source for fine and rare art for more than 40 years, specializing in Impressionism, American Western, Regionalism and more. 9650 Clayton Road | 314.993.4477 | kodnergallery.com
22 | Gourmet to Go
Gourmet to Go is very excited to celebrate more than 28 years of serving St. Louis by opening its new GTG Café at 7710 Carondelet Ave., in Clayton. Ladue | Clayton | Westport 314.205.1151 | gourmettogo.com
23 | The Hallmark Creve Coeur
We are celebrating 10 years of exceptional senior living and licensed assisted living. Pictured: John Webster One New Ballas Place | 314.432.5200 | brookdaleliving.com
24 | Chesterton & Co.
Chesterton & Co. is celebrating with old and new clients who are moving forward in tangible ways to achieve lifelong goals. Pictured: Beth Chesterton 314.703.7420 | chestertonandco.com
25 | Justin Cordonnier of Green Cordonnier & House
One of my proudest legal moments was the outright reversal by the court of appeals of a relocation case. My client was allowed to move back home with her son, and I receive a Christmas thank-you from her each year. 8000 Maryland Ave. | 314.726.0455 | gchlawfirm.com
26 | Seniors Home Care
SHC celebrates its 25th year in business serving the St. Louis area and also celebrates the A+ rating and Torch Award received from the Better Business Bureau. 432 Marshall Ave. | 314.962.2666 | seniorshomecare.com
27 | Gladys Manion Real Estate
Congratulations to Ann Wroth for her 2011 achievements of No. 1 agent and reaching the Elite Level Sales Award at Gladys Manion. 8227 Maryland Ave. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com
Congratulations to Town & Style and Happy Valentine’s Day to all our friends.
28 | Upper End Properties
In its third year of business, Upper End now earns the highest average monthly lease rate in the St. Louis region. 7721 Clayton Road | 314.726.6442 | upperendproperties.com
29 | Timekeepers
The family-owned business recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its original Olivette location. 17 N. Meramec Ave. | 314.721.4548 9495 Olive Blvd. | 314.991.0994 timekeepersstl.com
30 | The Chamberline Group
The Chamberline Group celebrates its 10th year in business as tax advisers. 1630 Des Peres Road, Ste. 150 | 314.909.1100 chamberline-group.com
9723 Clayton Road Saint Louis, MO 63124-1503 314.997.0025
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[SNAPPED!] book launch party
coat-a-kid by carla falasco What | Coat-A-Kid cocktail social Where | The Chesterfield home of Myles and Elaine Kelly When | Nov. 12 Why | To provide coats, hats and gloves to area children
by charles barnes What | A reception for Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo Where | The Clayton home of Susan and David Sherman When | Nov. 1 Why | Toasting hometowner and Harper’s Bazaar editor-at-large
Who | Director Betsey Beckmann thanked volunteers and supporters who gathered for an evening of fine foods and wine from Spoonbill Winery in New Zealand. Highlights | Performance by the Erin Bode Group. Watercolor art by Paul Kuchno was on display for all to enjoy.
Derek Blasberg on the publication of his new book, Very Classy. Who | Co-hosts Susan Sherman, Nicole Benoist, Anjlai Kamra and special guests Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi, a NYC-based membership service for pre-ordering the latest runway collections Highlights | A chance to receive a signed copy of Blasberg’s book, while mingling with him and Santo Domingo in a relaxed atmosphere with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and engaging guests
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8| 1| Betsey Beckmann, Gina Bauman 2| Erin Bode 3| Haruko Breshnahan, Mary CIapciak, Tina Williams 4| Diane Mayo, Judy Dude 5| Gail and Scott Westerman 6| Jim Beckmann, Roseanne and Bob Henkel 7| Susan Ullman, Jim and Anne Sarr, Jerry Ullman, Mimi Hammack
1| David Sherman, Pat Whitaker, Susan Sherman 2| Nicole Benoist, Anjlai Kamra 3| Federika Longinotti, Derek Blasberg, Haley Bloomingdale 4| Jan Goldstein, Susan Barrett 5| Melodie and Scott Tauben 6| Cheree Berry, Jeff York, Amie Corley 7| Guenther and Mary vonHoff 8| Lindsey Bush, Nancy Ross 9| Michael Weisman, Laurie Garland 10| Dan Shannon, Cheresse Pentella <<< go to townandstyle.com to see more [ snapped! ] >>>
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[SNAPPED!] FRIENDS of the St. LOUIS
cystic fibrosis foundation by charles barnes
UNIVERSITY LIVER CENTER
What | 20th Annual Express Scripts Reach for a Star Gala Where | Four Seasons When | Nov. 11 Why | To raise funds for cystic fibrosis research, patient
by margaret rambo
What | Denim & Diamonds The Black & White Gala Where | Chase Khorassan Ballroom When | Nov. 12 Why | To support the efforts of the Center to treat and cure liver
services, public education and awareness Who | Gala sponsors include Express Scripts, Accenture, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ameriprise Financial, Daugherty Business Solutions, Delta Dental of Missouri, Ed and Marilyn Tenholder, EMC, Foundation Care, Gary and Mary Wimberly, and Perficient Highlights | The first Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Inspiration Award, given to Washington University School of Medicine and accepted by Dean Dr. Larry J. Shapiro
1| Gary and Mary Wimberly, Glenda and Al Wiman 2| Ed Tenholder, Lola and Mike Storck 3| Rose and Richard Meister 4| Troy and Anne Nativi Walton 5| Lisa and David Haynes, Cheryl and Rod Whiteside 6| Mary and Brad Rosencrans 7| Jen and Bryan Gallego
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Flirty, feminine and just plain fabulous! Find a few pieces that work for you and feel the love a little lace can provide.
Caskata canapé plates set of four, $82 from Lusso
“Leather and lace…the classic combination in a darling little clutch!” Vintage lace sheath dress, $400 from Byrd Style Lounge; Nanette Lepore red lace dress, $348 from Saks Fifth Avenue; Nanette Lepore skirt with lace trim, $209 from Lusso; sateen seamed sheath, $148 from Ann Taylor
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Seychelles ‘Ballad’ lace flats, $95 from Cha Boutique
Sid Dickens lace plaque, $92 from Lusso Genetic Denim printed lace jeans, $308 from Vie
Lace under your outfit can be your little secret.
Cosabella amethyst camisole, $118 and hot pants, $65 from Jule
Bangle set with lace trim, $56 from Soft Surroundings
“Utterly fabulous! Look at the pristine white soles!”
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Lacy tea light holders, $16 each from Lusso
KM2 lace tie headband with vintage pearl trim, $90 from Cha Boutique
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Redefining Your Face february 8, 2012
the new ] face-lift w.u. physicians by mary jo blackwood Contrary to what we sometimes see on Hollywood celebrities whose faces have been injected and lifted to an extreme degree, the deer-in-theheadlights look is not desirable. “Skilled plastic surgeons know that facial rejuvenation isn’t only about tightening; it’s about tightening in the right direction, replacing lost volume and treating skin quality issues,” says Dr. Gregory Branham of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center. Excess skin in the neck can be pulled back toward the earlobes, Branham says, but anything above the jawline should be pulled up, not stretched out, because not only has the skin sagged, but the fat and connective tissue beneath it have drooped as well. “Jowls, for example, are the result of fat from the cheek areas sagging downward,” he explains. “When we do a face-lift, our goal is to pull that tissue up to its original position.” Instead of putting all the pressure on the skin, he and colleague Dr. Mark Checcone reposition the connective tissue beneath the skin, then carefully redrape the skin over it. In many cases, a face-lift is not a stand-alone procedure. “Often the eyes, brow and neck must be addressed at the same time, or a patient will request a minor change to the nose, such as reducing a bump on the bridge or refining the tip,” Branham says. About half the patients he sees who want their upper eyelids fixed could also benefit from a brow-lift: “When the brow droops, it presses down on the
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upper-eye area and creates folds in the lids. Once the brow is restored to its normal position, many people no longer have excess skin in the eyelids.” On the lower lids, gravity creates the opposite problem: “Sagging cheeks drag the lower lids along with them, causing the lids to elongate,” he says. “Bringing the cheeks back up balances the upper and lower-eye areas.” A face-lift should not focus solely on removing excess skin. “At the same time skin stretches, we also lose fat and collagen, even bone, so a lift may include replacement of soft tissue volume with fat grafting and bone volume with a chin implant,” Branham says. Lasers or peels can treat texture issues. In appropriate candidates, some facial surgery procedures can be done comfortably and economically in the office, he adds. Timing is everything when it comes to the longevity of a face-lift. “If the lift is done when there is still elasticity in the skin, it should last seven years or longer before touch-ups are needed,” Branham says. For more information, call Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center at 314.432.7760, or visit facialplasticsurgery.wustl.edu. Cover design by sarah gibson
Question: I am suffering with symptoms from an enlarged uterus and have been advised to undergo a hysterectomy. My doctor tells me a large incision on my abdomen is necessary to remove it. Is this my only option?
A majority of hysterectomies are performed through large incisions. Fortunately, there are other potential surgical options now available to treat a patient with an enlarged uterus. In recent years, there have been significant advances in surgical technique, video equipment and other instrumentation that allow a less invasive approach.
Scott W. Biest, MD Washington University Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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Before surgery is considered to treat an enlarged symptomatic uterus, there are some medical options to be explored. For instance, heavy menstruation can be treated with birth control pills, an intrauterine device (IUD) or newer medications to reduce blood flow in some patients. A minor surgery called an endometrial ablation, which burns the lining of the uterus and reduces flow, may also be an option. Finally, patients may elect to have a uterine artery embolization, in which a radiologist injects substances into the blood vessels supplying the uterus to reduce its size and decrease symptoms. There are times, however, when surgery is the only choice to resolve the clinical condition that is present. Minimally invasive surgery—whether performed vaginally, laparoscopically or with robotic assistance—provides surgery options for conditions that in the past required larger surgical incisions. These approaches allow a shorter hospital stay, reduce the risk of surgical site infections, are less painful and provide a quicker return to routine daily activities. Minimally invasive surgery can be utilized not only for an enlarged uterus, but also for other clinical conditions requiring removal of the uterus and/or the ovaries. These can include some malignancies, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic organ prolapse, and pain from endometriosis. In all of these cases, the goal is to treat the patient and resolve the problem with minimal disruption to a woman’s life.
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Maybe you never considered your face fabulous because of that receding chin. Maybe you liked it a few years ago, but not so much these days. Either way, there have never been more options for achieving a look that radiates confidence and freshness without looking ‘done.’
[ a younger neck and jawline ] We no longer have to meekly accept the receding chin that runs in the family or the damage aging has wrought on our once-crisp jawline. Dr. Herluf Lund, St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Some younger people have inherited a receding chin or fat pad under the chin. Sometimes inserting a chin implant can take up the extra tissue and advance the chin to define the neck and jawline. In people with good skin elasticity, an inherited fat pad often can be remedied with liposuction. Removing 25 cubic centimeters of fat can make a remarkable difference. Older people with less elastic skin and muscle require more aggressive procedures, such as a neck-lift to tighten the muscles and remove
excess skin. Gravity and deflation around the eyes and cheeks can cause tissue from the facial area to hang over the jawline, requiring a face-lift procedure of some type. Restoring a good neck and jawline can take a decade off someone’s appearance. Dr. L. Michael Nayak, Nayak Plastic Surgery Jowls and fullness in the lower face increase as we age. For that, a lower face-lift will work, but many people have a double chin or ropey neck bands that also need to be treated. We can’t just stretch the skin to get the results we want. If we want the face to look younger and natural, we have to get the skin out of the way and tighten the underlying structures, deal with any excess fat, then redrape the skin over what we’ve built on the inside. Then any skin texture problems can be treated with lasers or peels.
[ pore and texture issues ] Even if we restore the taut skin of our youth, we can’t ignore the large pores, fine lines and mottled coloration that betray our age. Dr. Richard Moore, The Lifestyle Center There are different levels of dealing with pore size and texture. Deep pore-cleansing scrubs and facials remove debris and allow pores to contract, as do dermaplaning, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. Multiple treatments with intense pulsed light, or PhotoFacials, stimulate collagen, decrease the size of pores and smooth out uneven pigment. A series of sublative rejuvenation treatments with radiofrequency energy (I use the Matrix RF) disrupts the surface of the skin, heats the dermal layer and stimulates collagen. It requires less downtime than treatment with fractionated lasers and can be used on people of any skin color. All these treatments should be combined with daily skin care, including retinols to increase firmness and collagen growth.
Mary Inman, medical aesthetician, Dr. Paul Rottler’s office In our 20s, we get new skin every four to six weeks. By the time we reach 60, that turnover is much slower, so we have to step up exfoliation. When we take off that top dead layer, the pores look smaller, and the skin looks and feels more polished. What’s most important is your home regimen. Retin-A is the best product for purging the pores of debris, peeling off old skin and filling in shallow wrinkles with new collagen. For people sensitive to Retin-A or those who can’t avoid sun exposure, I recommend Skin Medica’s TNS, a gentle cellular cream with growth factors. Adding stabilized vitamin C serums and moisturizers with hyaluronic acid creates plump, dewy skin. People with oily skin and problems with pore clogging should use a good cleanser with microbeads and salicylic acid. Then, if you need it, periodic exfoliation by microdermabrasion or peels will speed the process. For mottled skin coloring, a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone helps maintain results. IPL will take off pigment spots but without bleaching and a good sunblock, they can come right back.
[ selecting allergyproof makeup ] Makeup can give you a healthy glow for a night on the town or leave you with inflammation and facial woes. Choose wisely. “A ‘hypoallergenic’ label is a good start but no guarantee,” says Dr. Hamsa Subramanian of Signature Health Allergy & Asthma Docs. “Makeup can cause allergic contact dermatitis or irritant dermatitis.” Even natural ingredients like lanolin and balsam of Peru, a common fragrance, can cause problems, she adds. “And people allergic to tree nuts often have a bad reaction to macadamia nut oil, found in many moisturizers and cosmetics.” For others, it may not be makeup that causes the problem but the applicator, especially those made of latex. Sometimes the culprit isn’t a single ingredient, but the cumulative effect of many products we use each day: soap, shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, body wash, makeup and even sunscreen. People often end up needlessly throwing out perfectly good products. “I encourage my patients to bring in everything they’re using so I can read the ingredient labels, select a standard patch test or design one of my own to get to the root of the problem,” Subramanian says.
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It seems like new beauty treatments hit the media circuit weekly, including facials with oxygen, ultrasound or microcurrents. Are these treatments really useful, or just expensive pampering?
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Dr. Joseph Muccini, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center In general, most of the results from these facials are not permanent. High-pressure oxygen does kill bacteria, but some bacteria are helpful to the complexion, so that’s not necessarily good. Oxygen facials claim to push hyaluronic acid into the skin, but hyaluronic acid naturally attracts water, making the skin look plumper and more moist for a while. Supposedly, microcurrent facials simultaneously relax tight muscles and contract weak ones. It does contract facial muscles to an extent and, over time, can somewhat tone weak ones. But I think your face is better served by treatments such as microplaning, IPL or chemical peels. It’s important to know your goal. These facials will make you look younger and dewier temporarily, like if you want to look good when seeing your old boyfriend at the class reunion. However, if your long-term goal is healthier skin, you need to seek skilled help to develop a personalized regimen and treatment plan.
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[ fat-grafting for facial volume ] You can fill in hollows in your cheeks and deep facial folds with filler, pay a bunch of money for the process, and then come back five months later and do it again. Or, for more long-lasting results, you can use a bit of your own plentiful supply of body fat. “We have 20 years of data showing the procedure is safe, at least on the face,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Judith Gurley. Fat-grafting on the body is less predictable, especially for breasts. “You also need to use a lot more fat on the body, because contour issues are measured in centimeters, not millimeters,” she explains. “With larger amounts, you run the risk of the fat ‘dying’ because you’re moving it from its natural blood supply to another area, where it must reestablish a blood supply to stay alive.” Plastic surgeons inject the fat in thin layers, so the growth factors in the fat cells have a chance to establish their own blood supply, Gurley explains. “It’s perfect for someone with pencil-thin lips who wants to plump them up slightly, or someone with flat cheeks who wants a little more fullness,” she says. Deep nasolabial folds along the sides of the mouth also can be filled in. Fat can rejuvenate the skin when used skillfully, improving facial contours in all age groups. “It can be used to smooth the fine lines that radiate outward around the mouth, caused by smoking or pursing the lips, so lipstick goes on smoothly and doesn’t wander,” Gurley says. Body fat also can be injected into hollow areas beneath the eyes. “If used properly, 80 to 100 percent of the fat should remain intact, aging like the rest of us ages,” Gurley says. “It releases growth factors, so if I come back to do a second graft in a year, it creates a good environment to receive the new fat.” There is no scarring, and the procedure requires minimal down time. “It’s a powerful, safe tool with good longterm data, especially in the hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands contouring and blood supplies, and who knows how to avoid sensitive anatomical structures,” she says.
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by lauren madras “The most important thing for people to see is that getting stuck is
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not the same as failing,” says Beth Chesterton, a consultant and personal coach with 20 years of experience. Being stuck happens when people get into ruts. Maybe they’re unhappy with work or feel they don’t have enough time with their children, Chesterton explains. Sometimes people complain of low energy levels as a symptom of ‘being stuck,’ and they have no idea why they feel that way. “A lot of times, I see clients who think they need a new job, but then through our work they realize that what they really want is more fun in their lives,” Chesterton says.
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Inventory your strengths. “We all have a Ph.D. in our weaknesses,” she says. “Write down five strengths—not because it feels good, but because when you come from a place of strength, you’ll have power in your actions.” Think about what you value. Although honesty, loyalty or joy might come to mind first, also consider the type of work environment you thrive in, or which household chores improve your quality of life. Perhaps having music playing or being in a colorful, welldecorated space is important. Make a list of 20 aspirations. After you consider those goals, pick just five that you can work on right away and are the most important. Be realistic. Are you a person who gets distracted? Set up weekly reminders to pop up in your calendar or on your phone. Do you get discouraged? Find a friend or family member who can encourage you as you go. Find a mentor. Once you’ve identified your goal, find someone who has already reached it and is willing to work with you. When you ask for help, you’ll often get it.
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For the past six years, Sherry Logusch, Ph.D., has been happily teaching science, most recently to the high school girls at Villa Duchesne Oak Hill School. Prior to that, she was a researcher at Monsanto. “I was able to hold some significant roles,” Logusch says. “But the work I was doing affected people I would never meet. Now, I can see the impact I have on my students every day.” Her transition to teaching was quick thanks to her experience teaching undergrad courses. “I loved doing research, but through my work with interns, I realized education was how to get good people into the industry. I’m particularly interested in encouraging young women to pursue math and science. I meet girls who don’t even know what their options are. My new career is a joy every day.”
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parent trap party on, garth! by dr. tim jordan
As Town & Style celebrates its one-year anniversary, I thought it was a good time to discuss the importance of celebrations in our lives, because all work and no play does indeed make us dull. Our country was founded on the work ethic. Work hard now, sacrifice fun and pleasure, and someday you will reap your rewards at retirement. Delaying gratification was considered a virtue. On the other hand, blue laws kept everyone home on Sundays so they would kick up their feet after a hard week of work. When you came home from work, you were actually home from work. Today, our work goes wherever we go, thanks to technology. Kids are rewarded for good grades and winning soccer tournaments, but that’s different from celebrating. They win one tournament’s final game, and then have to rush off to play for their other soccer team. Everyone seems too busy to take the time to celebrate anything, including transitions to adulthood. It seems that the only rite of passage most teens experience is dressing up in revealing $400 gowns and tuxes and riding a limo to senior prom. That’s just sad. When I work with adult groups, such as team-building with teachers, the minute I say ‘go,’ their heads are down and working furiously. When I say ‘stop’ after five minutes, the groups look around at each other to assess whether they ‘won’. And rarely does a team celebrate their work or effort. Teams, work groups and families all suffer when they don’t take time to celebrate their accomplishments. They lose out on the positive energy that raises spirits and creates momentum for the next project or semester. At the end of every quarter, my wife and I always took our three kids out to dinner, not to reward good grades, but to celebrate their efforts and the end of that period. It was a time to reflect back on the previous months, talk about lessons learned and the successes gained. It was a fun way to bring closure. If kids have set goals about making more friends, scoring more points or raising their GPA, have some kind of celebration to acknowledge them. Focus on the journey versus the destination. Kids make teams, pass driving tests, and get admitted into high schools and colleges. They get voted onto student council elections, land summer jobs, or save money to pay for a trip—there are more than enough opportunities to celebrate. Don’t let your lives get so busy that there is no time to acknowledge achievements and milestones. Gratitude and fun are also virtues. My grandmother always said, “Do everything in moderation.” If you follow her creed, you will create better balance in your life. There will be more than enough time for work, marriage, parenting, personal time, spirituality and of course, fun. Celebrations placed on the back burner rarely get cooked and eaten. It’s time for Town & Style to celebrate! Tim Jordan, m.d., is a behavioral pediatrician who counsels kids in grade school through high school. for more information, go to weloki.com
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[I love my... Face Cream! by lauren madras | photo by charles barnes
Everyone’s skin is just a little different, so we depend on our moms, girlfriends and doctors for advice and recommendations. That’s why the T&S editorial team members are sharing their personal faves. These jars and bottles are what we really use in our day-to-day routine, and if our skin ‘issues’ sound familiar, we might just be introducing you to your next personal favorite! Go to our Facebook page and under “I Love My Face Cream,” post your own special product and why it works for you!
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<< Lauren Madras lifestyle editor Kate Somerville Deep Tissue Repair Cream I have dry, sensitive skin—and my coffee habit dries my skin out even more—so I need lots of moisture. This light, non-greasy formula is rich without being heavy. Just a pea-sized amount covers my whole face and neck. There’s no SPF, so I’m always sure to follow-up with a sunscreen. I’ve noticed my skin is firmer and the fine lines on my forehead have faded. Neiman Marcus or Sephora
<< Tony Di martino Senior Editor CeraVe Moisturizing Skin Lotion Keep it simple; that’s my motto when it comes to skin care and everything else. CeraVe is packed with soothing, hydrating ingredients, but is far less expensive than designer creams. It’s gentle but light, so it keeps my sensitive skin happy without causing breakouts. Drugstores
<< Wendy Steinbecker Style Coordinator Rodin Olio Lusso I have dry skin that only worsens as winter arrives so this facial oil recommended to me has been my savior. I was very skeptical at first, but you can now consider me a convert to face oil. It’s a non-greasy blend of 11 essential oils, with a light jasmine and neroli scent. It keeps my face looking supple and healthy during the winter. I only use four or five drops for day, along with a sunscreen, so it lasts several months. Lusso
<< Dorothy Weiner Editor in Chief Sisley-Paris Sisleya Anti-Age Cream I love Sisley creams, Sisleya in particular. It’s rich without being oily, so I can use it morning and evening. It smells great and makes my face feel luxurious. You can make do with a tiny amount, as it’s so expensive. I collect samples, and when I run out, I try to buy during cosmetics promotions. Fine department stores
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Style Editor Vivité Replenish Hydrating Cream I have pretty normal skin, but I get dry in the winter, so I get this product from my dermatologist’s office. This cream is thick, but once it’s applied it feels super smooth and not greasy. With beneficial vitamins C and E, plus soothing chamomile, Vivité is designed to soothe skin. It’s the last step in my bedroom routine, and I couldn’t live without it! viviteskincare.com
<< Catherine Klene managing editor Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum This tiny bottle packs a punch—just a little before bed moisturizes without causing dry patches. My sensitive skin is prone to breakouts, so I’m leery of anything that isn’t oil-free, but this formula hasn’t caused any problems. I use a different moisturizer with SPF in the morning, but since adding this to my routine several months ago, my skin has been smoother. Drugstores headshots byColin Miller of Strauss Peyton
february 8, 2012
elle Around Town] by lauren madras
In this new column, Lauren Madras—whose friends call her Elle— hits the pavement to find the best in health and beauty innovations. Have a suggested topic? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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When I arrived at The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, I thought I was in a pretty good mood—except for the long workday, bad weather, traffic and, oh yeah, I was pretty sure I didn’t believe in the ‘energy treatment’ I was about to try. But it only took 90 minutes to show me I was wrong. I’m what people call a ‘stress junkie.’ I have a very hard time saying no, and there’s always a little too much on my plate. I came to the treatment already accepting the mind-body connection, since when I have a bad day at work, I always get the same headache behind the eyes. And arguments with family lead to heartburn. Even the idea of holistic medicine isn’t new to me. I drink a scary-looking green juice to cleanse my system and have been known to use essential oils on my temples to ward off headaches and aid sleep. Even so, I went in skeptical. The first surprise was that it was not a massage, as I expected. After a brief consultation, practitioner Marty Wolins instructed me to lie on the table fully clothed (no shoes) and then covered me with a sheet. She started with Cranial Sacral Therapy, which she recommended because I had trouble “quieting my mind.” She also used Reiki, another form of energy therapy. The small room was dim, with instrumental music and a spicy, calming scent. Marty applied gentle pressure to the base of my
skull. She reminded me to release the muscles in my neck and allow her to support my head in her hands. Eventually I got the hang of ‘letting go,’ and when I did, I felt a release of tightness in my spine I hadn’t even noticed, like a very slow back popping. I could actually hear my spine readjusting although she hadn’t touched my back at all. The real surprise came about two-thirds through the hourlong session. Marty had one hand on the small of my back and one on my abdomen and was applying barely susceptible pressure while she talked to me quietly about all sorts of things, including her own positive experience with healing touch and the success she’d had with clients. Suddenly, my stomach began to hurt, like the heartburn I get after eating my favorite spicy dish. Marty used Somato Emotional Release to ask guided questions to help my mind and body work together to lessen the symptoms. The heartburn abated as I relaxed, but didn’t fully go away. The session was over, and I felt just a little bit unsettled, like I’d stepped off a roller coaster. I went home and had dinner with my husband, careful to drink lots of water as Marty had suggested. I was exhausted and fell asleep at 9:30 p.m.—about three hours earlier than normal. That day, and every day since (it’s been a week), I’ve been in a good mood.
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[ restaurateurs of the year ]
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[ a+ for wash u. kosher ]
Washington University is the only college in the country to score 10 out of 10 on a collegeprowler.com survey of students in the kosher and ethnic dining options category. The school even narrowly beat out Jewish-affiliated school, Brandeis!
[ bold pizza ]
Former W.U. student Aaron Greenwald has partnered with Chef Eric Brenner to launch a line of gluten- and dairy-free pizzas: BOLD Organic. The pizzas are flash-frozen, organic, come in four varieties (vegan cheese, veggie lovers, meat lovers and deluxe), and promise to taste better than their gluten-free, frozen competitors.
[ fio’s at edgewild ]
EdgeWild Restaurant’s executive chef Aaron Baggett has collaborated with Fio Antognini (of the former Fio’s La Fourchette in Clayton) to offer Fio’s signature dessert at the Chesterfield restaurant: Frangelico and toffee mousse torte, gingerbread, white and dark chocolate ganache, and almond crust.
[ trattoria marcella west ]
The beloved Hill eatery is opening a second spot in Ballwin Grove, at Clayton Road and Henry Avenue. Look for a late spring opening, a big bar and extensive wine list, a name that honors their mother (Marcella), and the same fresh, authentic food they’ve been dishing out for the past 17 years.
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PHOTO LEISURE ALBUM
[arts&entertainment [february] by kari williams
[ art ] 2/3to 2/8 – socially awkward: the delightfully
8 p.m. & 2 p.m. | Tower Grove Abbey $18-$20 | straydogtheatre.org 2/8 to 3/4 race 8 p.m. | Repertory Theatre $22.50-$72 | repstl.org
subversive artwork of jert & ron buechele
5 p.m. opening ceremony | Mad Art Gallery | Free | madart.com
2/11 memory exhibit meet the artist 10 a.m. | Art St. Louis | Free | artstlouis.org
2/11 curatorial gallery talk
2 p.m. | The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts | Free | pulitzerarts.org.
2/13 to 5/8 fiery pool: the maya and the mythic sea Saint Louis Art Museum | Free | slam.org.
6 p.m.| Craft Alliance in Kranzberg Arts Center | Free | craftalliance.org From wood and metal to graphite, explore contemporary furniture creations.
lift every voice: black history
7 p.m. | Powell Hall | $20 | stlsymphony.org.
2/11 simple gifts
11 a.m. | Edison Theatre (Washington University) | $12 | edisontheatre.wustl.edu
2/14 west side story
elvis lives: the ultimate elvis
tribute artist event
Peabody Opera House | 8 p.m. | $26.50-$36.50 peabodyoperahouse.com. Some of the best Elvis impersonators lace up their blue suede shoes in a performance that features finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
[ music ] month celebration
8 p.m. | Fabulous Fox Theatre fabulousfox.com
contemporary furniture opening reception
[ theater ]
2/2 to 2/18 urinetown the musical
The symphony’s In Unison chorus, composed of 120 volunteers, focuses on the performance and preservation of African-American and African culture.
2/8 well hungarians
9 p.m. | House of Rock Free | stlhouseofrock.net
2/8 michael jackson
the immortal world tour
8 p.m. | Scottrade Center | $80 - $175 scottradecenter.com
2/10 pro arte quartet
8 p.m. | Lee Theater | $21- $23 | touhill.org
2/11 dark star orchestra
8 p.m. | The Pageant | $22 - $25 | thepageant.com
2/11&12 disney in concert
7 p.m. & 2 p.m. | St. Louis Symphony $40 - $65 | stlsymphony.org
2/9 & 2/10 Disney’s Phineas & Ferb
6:30 p.m. | chaifetz arena | $18-$50 | thechaifetzarena.com
The Disney Channel’s award-winning stepbrothers, Phineas & Ferb, go on whirlwind adventures during summer vacation, along with their pet platypus Perry and meddling sister Candace. The cartoon won the 2010 Outstanding Writing in Animation Day-Time Emmy Award.
missouri wine and science
7 p.m. | Herbie’s Restaurant | Free | slsc.org Wendy Applequist, associate curator of the Garden’s William L. Brown Center, explores the origins of grapes and Missouri’s role in winemaking.
2/11 & 2/14 untamed hearts valentine’s day dinner
t&s saw it!
A Dangerous Method >> This movie offers a fascinating look at the origins
of psychoanalytic theory through the relationship between Freud and Jung. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the movie, and watching Jung grapple with the reconciliation of his own id and ego (the ‘theme’ of the movie). But I also felt that the movie fell short. It bounced back and forth between the men’s relationship and their theories, without fully explaining either. You won’t recognize Keira Knightley, who is pretty remarkable as the damaged Sabina Spielrein, a real-life patient of both doctors. Should You See It? Yes, because it makes you think about the consequences of giving in to impulses and of repressing them. Despite racy subject matter (S&M), don’t expect a lot of action. It’s cerebral.—D.W. Viewed at Landmark Plaza Frontenac
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6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m | St. Louis Zoo $125 per couple | 314.646.4857 2/12 run for the chocolate, 9 a.m. | Laclede’s Landing | $30 per person & $50 per couple | downtownstl.org 2/14 civil war love letters | noon | Missouri History Museum | Free | mohistory.org 2/14 valentine’s evening, 6 p.m. | Missouri Botanical Garden | $75 per person | mobot.org
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[ etc ]
[ movies ]
The Artist >> I know this movie has gotten a lot of buzz, but I
have to say that more than once during its two hours, I fantasized about being home and finishing my book. The film is a love story set amid the changeover from silent films to talkies. And sure, it’s cool that they produced a black and white film with no sound (which apparently had U.K. viewers demanding their money back). And yes, the actors did a great job of conveying, through facial expressions alone, what was going on. I suspect most of the allure, however, is its silence and its throwback to a simpler, quieter time. I guess occasionally people want not to be connected, plugged in or stimulated. This is one time they can watch a movie in peace and quiet. Should You See It? Yes, if only to get what everyone’s talking about (and to admire John Goodman’s facial expressions).—D.W. Viewed at Landmark Plaza Frontenac
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[ onSidney the table ] Street Café | 2000 sidney street | 314.771.5777 |
[ amuse bouche ] THE scene |
Bohemian chic in a dark-wood and exposed-brick historic building
THE CHEF | Kevin Nashan
THE PRICES |
Appetizers $9 to $15; Entrees around $30
THE FAVORITES |
Dungeness Crab Cup, Daurade, Peanut Butter & Jelly Custard
by jonathan carli
PHOTOS BY biLL BARRETT
There’s a reason Kevin Nashan was named a James Beard Best Midwest Chef semi-finalist. And a reason President Obama asked Nashan to cater a $25,000-a-plate fundraiser after tasting the Benton Park chef’s food at Sidney Street Café. A longtime local favorite, Sidney Street Cafe turned 25 in December 2011 and is still packing ‘em in, which might just be its best endorsement. This place has it all: warm, romantic ambience; knowledgeable, relaxed service; and food you’ll remember long after you’ve relished the last bit of grape meringue on your plate. It is definitely fine dining ‘old style’ in the sense that everything is leisurely. Your server leaves each course’s menu with you, then comes back to explain it in-depth. Appetizers include things like Meatballs with Polenta Gnocchi and Quail Egg, House-Made Pasta with Rabbit, and Lobster Turnovers. You can mix and match, which we did to get a Veal Dumpling, Crab
Cake and Lobster Turnover for $7.50 total. We also ordered a seasonal special: Dungeness Crab Cup ($15). While they were all good, the crab dish was the most inventive, appearing as a kind of layered mousse with crab and crunchy ‘toasted corn kernels’ floating in avocado cream. It was zapped with ‘sea urchin foam,’ a mix of roe, butter and cream, frothed with a nitrous oxide charger. There are only about a dozen entrees, but each has been thought out carefully and comes with tantalizing sauces and sides created with as much care as the entree itself. Wagyu Shortrib ($29) comes with glazed sunchokes and potatoes, ‘12-hour onion,’ ‘onion glass’ and French onion soup broth—I was tempted to order it just to see what some of those were. But I settled on the Missouri Lamb Trio ($29): cassoulet, shredded lamb egg rolls and loin chop. The meat was excellent in all incarnations. Noteworthy was the Daurade ($28), a fish native
[ chef chat ] PEDIGREE |
CIA in Hyde Park, N.Y, and I grew up in a restaurant family
FAVORITE INGREDIENT |
Favorite restaurant |
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producing very flavorful, tender meat
Sunchokes | Also called Jerusalem artichokes, these vegetables resemble ginger root, but with flesh that is nutty, sweet and crunchy.
favorite cookbook |
distinctive flavors: I had some pork dish and felt like my tongue was doing a dance!
Daniel in 2009 with my wife and friends
Cassoulet | A classic French dish of white beans and meat slow-cooked in a casserole Wagyu | Several breeds of cattle genetically predisposed to intense marbling, hence
Most Memorable Dining Experience |
[ food • ŏ • lō • gy ]
Niche, Farmhaus, Monarch, Pappy’s, Mai Lee, Annie Gunn’s—and those are just some! Cooking by Hand by Paul Bertolli
to the Mediterranean also called sea bream. The two fillets were served pan-browned on the flesh side with crisp-fried skin that added crunch and flavor. The fillets sat on cauliflower puree, with another side of roasted, curried cauliflower nearby and some caramelized apples. Calvados jus dotted the plate. Our desserts, called ‘Peanut Butter & Jelly’ and ‘Carrot Cake’ ($7 and $8), were playful, deconstructed dishes that felt like art on a plate. The PB&J had three bottle-cap-sized mounds of firm peanut butter ‘custard’ next to bits of grape-flavored meringue, grape halves, grape puree and cookie crumbs. We simply moved our forks from one to the other, building forkfuls of dessert. Same for the carrot cake, except that the components were chunks of cake, mounds of whipped cream cheese, bits of apple butter, pecan streusel and cream cheese ice cream. Both desserts were stellar.
>>They serve very creative gourmet food in a casual, laid back atmosphere. And there are such
—tony d. | Olivette
>>Fantastic food, great atmosphere, divine desserts! Always enjoyable and memorable. We took out-of-town guests there a few years ago and they still rave about it!
—betsy g. | Clayton
>>I enjoy the atmosphere, tucked away in an old Benton Park building; it’s very appealing Up next | frontenac grille and edgewild write to email@example.com to share your opinion.
—Joan b.| Clayton
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Bridge with Bl♠nd
by kenny bland
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St. Louis has always been known for good bridge play and
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exceptional players. Roger Lord III is and has been one of these players for many years. As we know when playing at match-points (duplicate), the all-important extra trick can garner a high score. Roger found the extra trick in this four-spade game.
your hand is worthy of an opening bid?
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A. Good question. With openings getting
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E S W 1 ♣ Pass 1♠ Pass 4♠ Pass Pass Pass
Opening lead: 7♦ Cover the East/West hands and see if you can do the same.
weaker and weaker, I prefer the ‘rule of 20’ with two quick tricks as a good guideline for openings. It goes like this: add your two longest suits to your high card points. If the total is 20, open the bidding. Example: You could bid with this hand. ♠ A K 10 9 8 ♥H87 ♦DA86 ♣CJ76 High card points = 12 Two longest suits ♠ 5 cards ♦ 3cards 8+12=20
NORTH ♠ K Q 6 2 ♥ A 10 9 4 ♦ A 6 ♣ K Q 10
WEST A 7 6 5 Q 9 8 7 5 4 3 7 6 SOUTH J 10 9 8 7 3 KJ8 K 543
Q. Is there any ‘rule of thumb’ to determine if
EAST 54 Q32 J 10 2 AJ982
After leading trumps, Lord (the South hand) won the ♦ continuation, discarding a ♥, not a ♣, from his hand. He drew trumps then played the king, ace and ruffed a ♥. When the Queen of ♥s fell, he could discard a losing ♣ on the long ♥.Had the Queen not dropped, he could have fallen back on a ♣ play for five.
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16C, Maryland Walk
[T&S properties 16C, Maryland Walk by lauren madras listing price | $2.45 million listing agent | keith manzer of laura mccarthy real estate In this home high above Clayton, it’s all about the views (and the prime location.) Just a few moments walk from the cafes, shops and offices of downtown Clayton, Maryland Walk offers convenient luxury to its residents. “I like the walkability,” the owner of this penthouse says. “It’s near restaurants, shops, the Clayton farmers market and other services I use frequently.” In this 16th floor home, that luxury is magnified by top-ofthe-line appliances, beautiful finishes and sweeping views to the west, east and south. Two large terraces offer ample space for grilling and entertaining, as well as for enjoying both the sunrise and sunset. Inside, the master suite also has oversized windows in the bedroom and bath. “One of the standout features is the over-sized soaking tub, which has the most amazing views,” the owner says. The kitchen is refined, with countertops and hardware designed and imported from Italy. The cabinets are
by Arclinea, finished in chocolate lacquer with clean, contemporary hardware. “There is a one-of-a-kind mosaic on the west wall, and top-of-the-line appliances,” the owner says. “It’s a chef’s dream.” A stainless-steel island is elegant, but also an efficient workspace. There are two side-by-side refrigerators, four freezer drawers, a wine cooler and a refrigerator door for ultimate climate-controlled storage. The floor plan is perfect for entertaining, and the unique aesthetics make a statement. The dining room features custom wainscoting and walnut floors. The home is designed to make every element of the interior architecture interesting and beautiful, without being fussy. Maryland Walk offers residents a 24-hour doorman, inbuilding health club and pool, and covered parking. There are beautifully appointed common spaces, including a rooftop party room, and guest suites are available for when residents have visitors. Maryland Walk is located at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Brentwood Boulevard.
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The Crescent in Clayton is pleased to announce that the last developer unit is under contract! Thank you to our wonderful Crescent residents for believing in our vision and recognizing the unique community we have created.
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february 8, 2012
968 nancy carol lane
1751 North Woodlawn Avenue - Ladue - $5,800,000
Presiding over 20 plus acres with a tiered brick terrace surrounding a pool, pool house, tennis courts, and gazebo, this substantial home has been orchestrated with amazing architectural details. Enormous, elegant spaces are juxtaposed with wide crown molding; custom-made pediment arches; ceiling medallions; wainscoting; wide-plank maple floors; and French doors. A fabulous â€œGone With the Windâ€? staircase and spectacular views emanating from a two-story, columned balcony are among the many attributes.
2 The Prado - Ladue $749,000 NEW LISTING! Fabulous four-bedroom La Hacienda home with lots of rich details and updates occupies a large lot with pool and patio. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.
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3 Ladue Lane - Ladue $1,295,000 Walls in this unique, four-bedroom home have been opened up making it feel quite modern in its scope and functionality. Encompasses nearly 4,000 square feet on the inside and incredible gardens outside.
4 The Prado - Ladue $809,000 NEW LISTING! Charming open floor plan with large windows, updated kitchen, and first-floor family room with fireplace joins a terrific yard and patio in this lovely La Hacienda listing. OPEN SUNDAY 1 - 3.
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Kathy Wienstroer] dielmann sotheby’s international realty by tony di martino Kathy Wienstroer, Dielmann Sotheby’s broker/agent since 2009, was raised on a farm in Chesterfield. “Witnessing the transition of the central corridor over the years has worked to my advantage,” she says. “My roots are deep, and I draw on that knowledge when advising my clients.” She started her real estate career with The Davis Co. and Blake & Davis Realtors in the mid-1980s. “I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. Graduating from college was my only distant goal. I went to the University of Hawaii, and later worked part time as a bookkeeper at Dierberg’s when the kids were little. I wasn’t sure real estate was for me until about three years in, when I had a series of successful closings under my belt and started getting referrals from satisfied clients. My favorite part of the job is getting to know my clients and helping them find the home of their dreams, no matter what their price range. My least favorite? Telling them their expectations may not be realistic, especially in a tough market. Clients whose homes aren’t selling as fast as they’d hoped need to know they’re not alone. I provide them with comparative statistics and other solid information to help them make smart decisions. All agents who’ve been in the business for any length of time encounter the Deal from Hell. I handle difficult clients and other hassles by seeking wise counsel from agency principals and staying focused on my goal. You’ve got to address each roadblock, do your best to find a resolution, and then go on to the next challenge. That’s the only way to get through rough times. Like everyone else, I had to adjust when the bubble burst. I went back to the basics: worked ‘for sale by owner’ properties, put in a lot of telephone time and did tons of research preparing for client showings. I stepped up my networking, too, contacting past clients to see if I could help them in any way. My family is my rock. I’ve been happily married for 39 years. Jim and I have two sons, Jamie and Matt, and an adorable granddaughter, Madeline. At the end of a stressful day, nothing beats having a nice dinner and relaxing with a book or a movie. On weekends, we try to play golf. A successful agent must keep a sense of humor and be willing to go that extra mile to close a deal. Patience, sincerity and hard work are the keys. And you’ve got to really enjoy meeting and dealing with people, because you’ll meet all kinds. You can’t fake it.”
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spring lake ranch | 90 min. from st. louis 300 acres $3,900,000 the private property consists of a 3-year-old, 5,000 sq. ft. home on a 60-acre private lake.
228 lancaster drive | clayton 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $1,799,000 this 4-year-new, beautifully designed light & airy contemporary will not disappoint! 3-car garage.
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155 carondelet plaza #310 | clayton the crescent $1,065,000 experience the best the crescent offers with 2,800+ sq. ft. of indoor living space & a 1,100 sq. ft. terrace.
#4 litzsinger lane | ladue 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $975,000 Available 2.12.12 at Open House. Elegant, light-filled home on private lane. 1.15-acre, level lot.
8 graybridge lane | ladue 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $799,000 stunning contemporary masterpiece situated on an acre that backs to 3 acres of common ground. 2-story add’n.
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7215 maryland | university city 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $549,000 graceful center hall colonial. location, space, backyard & elegance are a few reasons why this house is a find.
1 almont acres | ladue 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths $599,000 this outstanding all brick home has been lovingly cared for & tastefully updated by its current long time owners.
22 crestwood drive | clayton 10 washington terrace | central west end 4 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths $1,199,000 8 bedrooms, 4½ baths $1,275,000 A jewel in the crown that is Claverach Park, this remarkable home lovingly restored & preserved by 10-yearold tudor-inspired home is waiting for you. the current owners to its original magnificent glory.
200 brighton way | clayton 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $609,000 Light-filled, updated Clayton Gardens home. Family room with fireplace is adjacent to the eat-in kitchen.
17306 bridle trail west | wildwood 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $499,900 come home to your tuscan retreat located on a private 3.85-acre lot tract. custom-built ranch.
new listing! 7439 washington avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $445,000 Well-designed, updated, eat-in kitchen. 1st flr family rm leads to back patio. enclosed sunrm. large master suite
7037 cornell avenue | university city 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $425,000 beautifully renovated home offers modern amenities while historic architectural details remain preserved.
791 bismark avenue | glendale 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $395,000 this is a rare opportunity to purchase a landmark contemporary house. perfect wooded retreat.
625 s. skinker blvd. #801 | faces forest park 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $339,000 St. Louis elegance at its finest! Enjoy stunning architectural details & panoramic park views at this fabulous address.
7741 cornell avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 1½ baths $325,000 sophisticated yet cozy - this is the u-city home everyone covets! Finished lower level with fireplace.
6226 southwood avenue #1e across from forest park $299,900 Exceptional, designer owned, 1st floor condo in DeMun w/ 3 beds & 2 baths. Stylish & open floor plan.
7630 gannon avenue | university city 3 bedrooms, 2½ baths $339,900 charming w/ updates for today’s lifestyle! 10’ ceilings, wood floors, stainless appliances & part. fin. LL.
842 n. new ballas ct. #305 | creve coeur 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths $229,900 Beautifully finished condo with 1,388 sq. ft. Lovely open living room, kitchen & dining room.
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homework] Dear HomeWork, We live in a changing neighborhood where many of the homes are increasing in size. How do we deal with this issue and also add warmth and charm to our home? Thanks,
———Swallowed in Brentwood
Dear Swallowed in Brentwood, Your house is very charming and needs only the gentlest interventions to take it to the next level. As your corner evergreen tree grows, it should give you visual separation from neighboring houses. The façade’s most prominent feature, the New Orleans-inspired second floor porch, could use more detail. I would add four black wrought-iron brackets to visually ‘support’ it and also add a bit of the ironwork detailing to the first floor. New Orleans calls to mind a vibrant, joyful spirit, so allow the balcony to overflow with plants, furniture and accessories. It would also help to add real hinges and tie-backs to the existing shutters. This will make them feel real rather than decorative and add a sense of age and history. The new urns will stand out nicely from the red brick background, and I would plant them with huge, overflowing flowering plants to trumpet the entry.
Let the good times roll, ———Homework
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1 Squires Lane ~ Huntleigh ~ $1,999,900
951 Norrington Way ~ Saint Louis County ~ $1,199,900
Wayne & Ben Norwood Patton
open sun 1â€“3
12 Dunlora Lane
HuntleigH ~ $3,499,000
Realtor Since 1936
1328 Litzsinger Woods ladue ~ $1,349,900
3 Edwin Avenue
glendale ~ $1,199,900 l
O pen S un 1-3
7 Ladue Lane
103 cLerMont court
115 Brighton way
Ladue ~ $1,990,000 Newer home in well established neighborhood.
Ladue ~ $1,499,900 9,000sf total w/finished LL & carriage house.
Clayton ~ $1,325,000 Newer home, mn flr master, elevator, gourmet kitchen.
Ann 400.0212 & Holly 276.7727
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Stephanie Connell 265.4739
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2500 town & country Lane Town & Country ~ $925,000 3,900+sf w/4br on private one acre lot.
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O pen S un 1-3
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Holly Bry 276.7727
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Ann Wroth 440.0212
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OPEN SUNDAY 1-3
5 LADUE ACRES ~ $1,199,000
Beautifully updated 4 Bedroom, 4.450 square foot home on 1.8 private acres in the heart of Ladue. Fabulous kitchen/hearth room walks out to patio. Master suite addition with fireplace and luxury bath. Finished lower level with family room & fitness room, 3-car garage. Stephanie Connell 265.4739 & Gina Bundy 267.6262 SPRING COMPLETION
9 MUIRFIELD LANE
527 WINDY HILL ACRES Town &Country ~$1,699,000 4 BR on 6+ secluded acres, pool. Heather Killebrew 630.6340
Clayton~$1,375,000 Under Construction-4,906SF total. Holly 276.7727 Rose Ann 322.3239
Clayton~$1,099,000 Former display, furniture included. Holly Bry 276.7727
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44 GODWIN LANE
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335 N. MERAMEC,213
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1419 ANDREW DRIVE
275 OAK PATH DRIVE
Warson Woods~$365,000 Flexible floor plan on double lot. Sally Phelan 479.9396
Ballwin~$225,000 3BR, 2BA, Renovated kitchens and baths Stephanie Connell 265.4739
7409 SOMERSET AVENUE
150 CARONDELET #2202
Ladue~$699,000 Open floor plan, pool, gazebo. Sally Phelan 479.9396
Clayton~$585,000 Spacious 2BR/2.5BA, 2,586 SF condo. Cindy 477.1994 Rex 800.4755
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Shrewsbury~$118,000 2 BR,1BA, newly updated. Stephanie Connell 265.4739
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