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[ letter from the editor ] It may surprise St. Louisans to learn that one of the most elaborate (if not the most elaborate) Titanic centennials will take place right here in April. I didn’t fully grasp what that meant until plans were unveiled during a media event last week. Picture an 11-course meal on the stage of the Fox Theatre with costumed servers, Downton Abbey-style. The brainchild of Fox co-owner Mary Strauss, the weekendlong celebration includes a recreation of the exact menu served to the 327 first-class passengers that fateful last night, April 14, 1912. With the help of L’Ecole Culinaire, Strauss and Fox Club chefs researched each ingredient of each dish to ensure authenticity. Ironically, this last meal is one of only two menus that survived the sinking. Poached squab and chartreuse jelly aside, the historical tidbits might be even more fascinating than the culinary ones. With passengers like John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim on board (both with their mistresses), the combined wealth of those lost on the Titanic was estimated at $9.8 billion in today’s dollars. And those Edwardian men really liked to dress: They changed four to five times a day, never venturing far without gloves, hat and vest. But the White Star Line was not all about first class, or even second. The bulk of its business came from transporting immigrants across the Atlantic—which explains why the Titanic included a kosher chef. Our March 14 issue will divulge much more Titanic trivia. For now, I want to share one last thing: In a weird twist of fate, this is also the 100-year anniversary of Lifesavers candies.

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—Dorothy F. Weiner Editor in Chief

The 2012 An Affair to Remember gala, Great Pairings, takes place May 5 at Windows Off Washington. The dinner event, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, features recipes from some of St. Louis’ top restaurants. Pictured on the cover, clockwise from left: Louis Rook of Annie Gunn’s, Nicholas Miller of Harvest, Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe, and KSDK’s Frank Cusumano, whose family owns Kemoll’s. For more information, call 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/stl. Cover design by jon fogel Cover photo by Colin Miller of Strauss Peyton

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6 Talk of the Towns 7 Insider 8 Reaching Out – Action for Autism 9 Nonprofit Datebook –March 10 Sports Standouts 11 Cover story – Alzheimer’s Association 12 Letters to the Editor | Enterprises | 14 Get to Know – David Hofer 15 DayMakers – Trina Sargeant of Whole Foods 16 Cover story – LuLu Belles 17 Business Beat 23 Charlie’s Town

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22 SNAPPED! Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 23 TouchPoint 24 Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition 24 NAMI 25 Assistance League of St. Louis 25 Girls Inc. 26 Happenings 26 She Said Yes! 27 I Do! – Jennifer Thomas & Craig Flemingloss

[ style ] | Design Folio | 24 Home – Maximizing on Minimal 33 Cover story – Ooh La La!

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talk [towns] by bill beggs jr.

Dogs may love sticking the front half of their bodies out car windows, tongue flapping in the slipstream, but in Ballwin, they soon may be the only creatures allowed to hang out of car windows. A measure before city officials would require drivers and other human passengers to keep head and extremities inside the vehicle unless making lawful hand signals. In addition, front-seat passengers would be restricted to three. Officials are mum on whether a rash of 1960s-style ‘mooning’ is what spurred the prospective ordinance. History was there for the taking—to coin a phrase. A Brentwood resident who led tours part-time at the National Museum of Transport in West County has been accused of pocketing Civil War-era coins on display last summer for an exhibit marking the war’s 150th anniversary. After an APB from the museum and the American Numismatic Association, the coins mysteriously reappeared. While the museum reportedly was loathe to take the matter further, the coin collectors group pressed for an investigation of the theft of a silver dollar and a few gold pieces: $18,000 and change worth of antique coinage. A grand jury indicted James H. Strassner, 68, on Feb. 8 for felony stealing. He is to be arraigned Feb. 29. Soon the Clayton Police Department will derive much of its power from Ol’ Sol, thanks to a $1 million solar array that will be installed to power the garage at 10. S. Brentwood Blvd., as well as provide much of the adjacent administrative building’s energy needs. The city awarded the $1.1 million contract to Kansas City-based Brightenergy, which has an office in

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Webster Groves. Officials say the solar array should all be in place by August and is expected to save the city $12,300 annually in electricity costs. Silgan Plastics, a subsidiary of Silgan Holdings based in Chesterfield, has announced it will close its plant in Breinigsville, Pa. According to trade reports, the plant closure will affect 30 workers and be completed before April 30. Reportedly the company has restructured its manufacturing operation, necessitating the plant’s closing, and cites “volatility in the resin market” as another reason for the closure. On its website, Silgan lists 20 plants and an extensive distributor network. The company touts more than 1,200 bottle and jar styles for the home, health care, food and automotive industries. Silgan also has a manufacturing plant in Cape Girardeau. It’s embarrassing, to say the least, when you realize you’ve lost something because you left it on the roof of your car and drove off. If it’s only your gas cap, no worries. If it’s your dry cleaning or wallet… well. But if it’s election materials, not only is it embarrassing for you, but potentially a factor in any contest. At any rate, a driver on Manchester Road found a plastic bag labeled St. Louis County Library Headquarters; the election board confirms a volunteer left it on their car roof before leaving Feb. 7 after the polls closed. From where the packet was found, the volunteer apparently had made it south on Lindbergh Boulevard to Manchester Road, driving all the way through Huntleigh before it flew off. With a surname like Bakersmith, what might you expect? Food trucks

have been brought before city officials by none other than Tom Bakersmith, a member of Maplewood’s planning and zoning commission. Sarah’s Cake Shop is one potential vendor, although presently the city prohibits them altogether. Of course, if it’s come one, it might need to be come all. Bakersmith says the trucks are all the rage in big cities and would add to Maplewood’s eclectic flava. But food trucks have not had smooth sailing in other parts of our readership; we noted last year they weren’t feeling the love in parts of the Central West End. Rack another one up for the good guys. An active Neighborhood Watch member in the Tower Grove South neighborhood called the cops upon seeing a suspicious person in the alley behind the 3900 block of Potomac Street. Patrolling officers couldn’t locate a suspect, but spied a duffel bag containing a Wii gaming system. They staked out the scene in unmarked cars, replete with surveillance cameras, and awaited the bag leaver’s return. Bingo! They nabbed Garrett A. Reynolds, 17, who’d apparently been visiting his neighbors’ homes uninvited. Himself a resident of Potomac Street’s 3900 block, Reynolds admitted helping himself to electronics and, from one house, a jar of loose change. A sign in the window of F.O.B. Home Decor & Gifts in the Lamp & Lantern Village center clearly warns against baby strollers inside because of the store’s fragile merchandise. But a firestorm has erupted on Facebook after a mom who came into the store with her 4-year-old son, in a walker because of cerebral palsy, was approached by the store owner. Neither the mom nor the owner says the shoppers were

‘kicked out,’ although that’s the way the incident has played out on a Facebook page that urges a boycott and obscene calls to the store. Both the mom and store owner characterize the vitriolic response as an overreaction. Used to be ‘The Loop’ referred only to Delmar west of Skinker; to the east, well, there was a Church’s fried chicken joint. Several developments during the last several years have served to link that up-andcoming area with one long renowned for shopping, dining, entertainment and ‘walkability.’ The Pageant is one of the most obvious features, along with the rotating moon above the Moonrise Hotel. One of the best concert clubs anywhere on earth, The Pageant has, for two years running, landed squarely in the Top 10 among such venues in a January survey by Pollstar magazine. Based on ticket sales, this year The Pageant sits at No. 5, between clubs in Minneapolis and Brussels, Belgium, and above clubs in New York, L.A. and Montreal. If such knuckleheads didn’t provide a steady flow of ink, I’d support aptitude tests for anyone intent on crime as a career. We had the Logo Bandit last issue, and this week we have the Same-Coat Fella. Both are, or were, serial bank robbers. Police have enough surveillance footage to edit together quite a video for jurors, in both cases. The guy who knocked over the Reliance Bank in Webster Groves Feb. 8 is wearing a winter coat with a hood that strikingly resembles the outfit chosen by an individual who robbed a bank in Clayton last month. Cops think the Same-Coat Fella also may be responsible for bank robberies in Affton and St. Louis.

[ TT Trivia ] let’s throw y’all a bone: What company makes the Wii gaming system?

The first correct email answer(s) we receive at towntalk@townandstyle.com will win an exclusive T&S tote bag! Last issue’s answer | Westboro Baptist Church is in Topeka, Kan., came in January when Mike O’Neal, speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives, issued an email including Scripture that many interpreted as a call to pray for President Obama’s death.

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the[in]sider by tony di martino [ Run for It ] Two members of Girls on the Run St. Louis (GOTR-STL) recently shared their expertise at the organization’s International Summit in Tampa, Fla. Speaking to an audience of GOTR councils from 42 states and Canada, program director Katy Helbig and Illinois regional coordinator Amy Sheridan shared their expertise on how to recruit, retain and engage volunteers. GOTR-STL is an after-school athletic and self-esteem program for girls in grades three through eight.

[ Heartfelt Crusade ] When Ellen Abramson suffered a sudden cardiac arrest four years ago at the age of 51, she had only one thought: I want to live long enough to dance at my daughter’s wedding. She survived and ever since, she’s been on a mission to educate other women about the dangers of heart disease. “More women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five causes of death combined, but only one in five women realizes that heart disease is her greatest health threat,” Abramson says. To help spread the word, she has published a book, available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. The title, appropriately enough, is Live To Dance.

[ Give Kids a Smile ] Dr. John Vogl of Manchester has won the first Hero Award from Give Kids a Smile, a local organization dedicated to providing free dental care services to children from low-income families. Vogl has participated in nearly every GKAS dental clinic, held twice yearly at St. Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education since the organization was founded in 2002. GKAS has provided more than 10,000 local children with $4.6 million in free dental care during the last 10 years.

Amy Sheridan

[ Many Happy Returns ] Lester Handelman was an apparel salesman who sold jackets to J. Weitzman and Sons. Young Frieda Weitzman often helped her father in his shop. “I think Lester used to come into the shop just to talk to me,” Frieda says. She and Lester were happily married for 70 years. These and other fond memories will be recalled March 1, when Frieda Handelman of Frontenac celebrates her 99th birthday with her family, including daughters-in-law Natalie and Alice Handelman. Still active, Frieda loves playing bridge on her computer, shopping, dining out...and spending time with her 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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[ Late-Blooming Talent ] Books make a lovely birthday gift, especially when the name on the cover is yours. Barbara Taylor Blomquist received author copies of her new novel, Searching for Abby, on her 80th birthday. “It took a bit of the sting out of that formidable occasion, let me tell you!” says the Town & Country resident and grandmother of two. Blomquist published her first book at age 69 and has been going strong ever since. Her latest book, about an unfulfilled wife and mother who seeks clues to her past, is available April 3 on amazon.com.

[ One in a Million ] Local breast cancer survivor Patty Cook was named one of only 27 Heroes of Hope nationwide by American Cancer Society. The small group of survivors and caregivers received the honor for their involvement with the society’s Relay for Life and their impact on the lives of others. Cook will travel throughout Missouri, serving as a spokesperson for the organization.

Natalie, Frieda and Alice Handelman

[ Luxe Lodgings ] Four Seasons Hotel recently was rated No. 1 out of 40 hotels in St. Louis by U.S. News & World Report. Rankings were based on an objective evaluation of expert ratings, awards and user reviews. HoteLumiere came in at No. 10.

[ Supreme Talent ] Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis really knows how to throw an anniversary party. The organization celebrates 80 years of helping kids with disabilities during a week of festivities this spring, topped off April 28 when music legend Diana Ross headlines the annual Dinner with the Stars at Peabody Opera House. Ross, named ‘Female Entertainer of the Century’ by Billboard magazine, is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, with 18 No. 1 hits stretching back to her days as lead singer of the Supremes. For more information, visit varietystl.org.

Barbara Taylor Blomquist

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reaching Out Action for Autism ] by catherine klene about us | Parents treasure that extraordinary moment when their babies coo ‘mama’ or ‘dada’ for the first time. But for some parents of children diagnosed with autism, those precious first words—or affectionate hugs or uncontrollable giggles—never happen. Action for Autism board chair Glenn Norton says early intervention can drastically change those families’ lives, but the cost of treatment can be staggering. “Not only are parents faced with the heartache of diagnosis, but also they don’t have the resources to provide what their children need,” Norton says. “There’s nothing more devastating than knowing your child needs something you can’t provide.” AFA was founded in 2008 to help St. Louis families pay for the necessary but expensive physical, occupational and social therapies for children with autism and neurodevelopmental delays. “The amount we pay is based on their need,” he says. “The availability of services should not be based on the parents’ income.” AFA’s long-term goal to open a school was fast-tracked in 2010 when Howard Park School, a pre- and elementary school that specializes in neurodevelopmental education, officially became affiliated with the nonprofit. In 2011, AFA opened The American School to provide upper school education to Howard Park graduates. “The goal of The American School is to make sure kids get an education delivered to them in a different fashion,” Norton says. “Ultimately, we want them to be self-sufficient.” Norton hopes to continue expanding AFA’s services to one day provide an entire campus devoted to helping families and children diagnosed with autism. The children have so much potential, Norton says, and with a little help, they can unlock extraordinary talent. “The misconception is that because they lack these social skills, they have some kind of mental retardation, and that’s not true,” he says. “Although children and adults that have autism have socialization and communication problems, when you get behind that shell, they aren’t that much different than us.”

Anthony and Stacey Starck photo by bill barrett

a special volunteer | Stacey Starck and her 4-year-old son Anthony were walking into Howard Park School one morning, when Anthony spied a friend across the parking lot. He insisted they wait for her, and then the two children walked arm-in-arm to their preschool classroom. “That social interaction melts my heart,” Starck says with pride. “For a child with autism, that can be extremely difficult. When Anthony started school, he wouldn’t be able to engage in conversation. Now he says hello to his friends when he sees them without any prompting.” When Anthony was diagnosed with autism in 2010, his doctor recommended the Starcks contact AFA. Through the Early Intensive Behavior Intervention classroom and oneon-one interaction, Starck says Anthony has made extensive progress. “Without the help and support of AFA, we never could have sent him to Howard Park,” she says. “It’s been a wonderful, welcome addition to our family

and made our son grow so much in just the six months he’s attended.” Starck frequently volunteers at AFA fundraising events and at Howard Park School as a way to give back to the organization that has helped her family so much. “I can see their work, and it’s not just for me,” she says. “AFA helps others in the community, and it opens my eyes to what struggles other families might have.” Starck works with AFA to spread awareness of its mission, knowing that the more opportunities available to Anthony, the better his future will be. “It gives me hope that there will be something out there to help him as he grows,” she says. “You know there is an organization that can help him throughout his life. There are many struggles we will encounter as he gets older, but tackling it head-on now makes it easier. The possibilities are endless for an organization that has such a passion for making dreams possible for these kids.”

[ how you can help ] Action For Autism needs volunteers to assist at Howard Park and The American schools and to work at and sponsor fundraising events. The schools are also in need of classroom and office supplies. For more information, call 636.449.0352 or visit afastl.org. children participate in AFA-sponsored activities. photo courtesy of afa

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>> Chanticleer – An Orchestra of Voices

>> Fifth Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser

Junior League of St. Louis 7 p.m. | The League Headquarters jlsl.org

>> Musical Mayhem – An Evening

to Remember Center for Hearing & Speech 6:30 p.m. | Harrah’s St. Louis Hotel & Casino 314.968.4710

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>> 2012 Heart Ball

St. Louis Cathedral Concerts 8 p.m. | Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis cathedralconcerts.org

>> Jeans & Jewels dinner auction

Churchill Center & School 6 p.m. | At the school churchillstl.org

American Heart Association 6 p.m. | The Ritz-Carlton 314.692.5617

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>> Cornucopia Biennial Fundraising Event

Community School 6:30 p.m. | Palladium St. Louis 314.991.0005

>> Razzle Dazzle Masquerade Ball

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>> Fourth Annual FestivAle

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>> Night for Hope and Healing Gala

Lydia’s House 6:30 p.m. | Coronado Ballroom lydiashouse.org

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>> Wish Upon a Star Reception &

Silent Auction Kid’s Place 3 to 7 p.m. | Sqwires Restaurant and Annex kidsplace-stl.org

>> Fashion Show

Friends of Birthright St. Louis 10:30 a.m. | Frontenac Hilton friendsofbirthright.org

>> Falling in Love... in Five Courses gala

St. Louis Community College Foundation 6:30 p.m. | Four Seasons Hotel 314.539.5358

>> Orchid Affair Gala

Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis 6 p.m. | Coronado Ballroom aafastl.org

>> Trivia Night for Hearts

Children’s Heart Foundation Central Reform Congregation chfmissouri.org

The Black Rep 6 p.m. | St. Louis Zoo 314.534.3807

>> Sheldon Gala 2012: Maureen McGovern

Sheldon Arts Foundation 7:30 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall thesheldon.org

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>> 10th Anniversary Gala

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Writing Contest Chesterfield Arts 444 Chesterfield Center #130 chesterfieldarts.org

Support Dogs 6:30 p.m. | Hyatt Regency at the Arch supportdogs.org

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 6:30 p.m. | Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet 314.292.5770 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6 p.m. | Factory STL 314.733.1241

>> RepTies Fundraiser

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Friends of Birthright St. Louis 10:30 a.m. | St. Gerard friendsofbirthright.org

>> Dana Brown Teacher

Mini-Grant Reception Special Education Foundation 5 p.m. | Ces & Judy’s, 10405 Clayton Road sef-stl.org

>> Seventh Annual Cocktails and Clowns

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Young Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital 7 p.m. | NEO on Locust stlouischildrens.org/youngfriends

>> Fashion on the March

The Salvation Army – St. Louis 11 a.m. | Marriott St. Louis West 314.646.3039

>> Birthday Bash

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri 1 p.m. | Chaifetz Arena girlscoutsem.org

>> Bowling Fundraiser

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by catherine klene

[water wars]

SLAP Water Polo Heads to International Tourney

Nate Thompson’s first water polo practice was intimidating, to say the least. He remembers standing in front of “massive” teammates who had played for years, wondering if this was the smartest decision. Now, he couldn’t imagine playing without them. “Those older guys ended up giving great advice,” Thompson says. “I caught up pretty quickly, but I had to get my mind around what to do.” Thompson, a junior at Ladue, now plays for his school team and St. Louis Association of Polo. In just two years, he went from learning to properly tread water to competing around the country with his SLAP teammates. Above the water, the sport appears to be a very wet game of keep-away, but Thompson says underwater is often where the real action takes place. “It’s not always what you see on the surface,” he says. “When you turn a guy to get to the goal, he could be wrapped around your waist underneath the water, and no one can see. Whenever someone asks about water polo, I tell them it’s a combination of swimming, polo and wrestling.” Thompson and his SLAP team recently competed in the International Age Group tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. The SLAP team practiced nearly every day to prepare for the stiff competition. “We never expected to go down and win, but I’m feeling good,” he says. “We’ve been playing really well together and have had a great season so far.” Right now, Thompson isn’t looking to compete at the collegiate level. “If it took up most of my life, it would become too stressful and something I dread,” he says. “For me, water polo has been as much about confidence building as conditioning and training. Like, I would never have gotten girlfriend if it wasn’t for water polo.”

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MIDCS sophomore Emily Kyman lets her game do the talking. The 5-foot-8 guard currently averaging 13 points per game has helped her team to a 18-5 season so far. With two of those losses to rival Westminster, Kyman says the Rams are preparing for a solid showing at district, where they’re sure to meet the Wildcats again. You started varsity as a freshman. Was the age difference intimidating?

It was strange at first, even though I played with them in the summer, too. But by the time we were playing on the court, we were all one team. Basketball requires strong team leadership. What makes a good captain?

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You play for MICDS and the St. Louis Rockets, not to mention lacrosse and tennis in the off seasons. Why so much, and how do you balance it all?

I enjoy the team aspect of those sports. You have someone to rely on if you ever need it, on and off the court. Basketball lets me meet new people and have new experiences. Sometimes, it’s hard to manage your time. I had exams last week, but I also had games. I have to be really focused during school hours and get as much work as I can done. I give up my free time to play sports.

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MRH Junior Sets His Sights on State Title Run

Kahlid Hagens spends his winters practicing jump shots and his summers practicing spirals. He is a two-sport Maplewood Richmond-Heights athlete who threw 2,237 yards for 140 completions this season as a quarterback. As a 6-foot-2 forward, he’s averaging 15 points per basketball game. If there’s an art to athletics, the junior is well on his way to mastering it. “I try to keep the same mentality and grind throughout the seasons and perform my craft well,” Hagens says. “You have to understand why players do certain things on the basketball court. It’s more than just running around.” Hagens and MRH point guard Jake Hensel make a dynamic duo, a relationship reinforced by years of teamwork. “Jake and I used to play back when we were younger,” he says. “We were already close friends, and there’s a connection from friendship to the court.” He believes that camaraderie among the rest of his teammates is vital to making a run at the state tournament, and it’s a big part of why the Blue Devils took second in the Poplar Bluff tournament kahlid hagens this year. Hagens says he tries to be encouraging and positive in practice. “You can’t play with anybody you can’t trust,” he says. “You have to know they have your back when you have theirs in order to have success on the team.” While he hopes to earn a football scholarship, he says he certainly wouldn’t turn up his nose to basketball opportunity. Wherever he attends, Hagens is a man on a mission. “My main priority is school,” he says. “My parents taught me that academics come first—all the time.”

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by tony di martino The word ‘epidemic’ is not taken lightly. So when it’s used in reference to Alzheimer’s disease, people take notice. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is growing fast. It now affects as many as 5.4 million individuals, with numbers projected to triple by mid-century as the population ages. About 320,000 people in Missouri and Illinois and their families are now living with the disease and other forms of dementia. Every 69 seconds, another person is diagnosed. Alzheimer’s gradually destroys the brain and shuts down all body systems. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people each year than diabetes, and more than breast and prostate cancers combined. Deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 66 percent between 2000 and 2008. It’s the only cause of death among the top 10 that can’t be cured, prevented or even slowed down. “The drugs we’re using now treat symptoms on a short-term basis, but can’t halt the disease’s progression,” says Stacy Tew-Lovasz, president of the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, which provides services and support programs to more than 22,500 individuals annually in eastern Missouri and western Illinois. Last year, an estimated $183 billion was spent caring for those with Alzheimer’s—an $11 billion increase over the previous year. “This is a public health crisis by anyone’s definition,” Tew-Lovasz says. “Unless something is done, the cost in 2050 will total $1.1 trillion in today’s dollars, with combined Medicare and Medicaid spending increasing nearly 1,000 percent. Slowing the onset and progression of the disease, or better yet, finding a cure, could save hundreds of billions of dollars and untold human misery.” Recent discoveries could pave the way to breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s treatment. “Until a couple of years ago, Alzheimer’s could only be diagnosed via autopsy,” Tew-Lovasz explains. “But today we can diagnose it fairly accurately through a combination of psycho-social assessments and physical imaging that shows atrophy and changes in the brain.” As a result, scientists now know that Alzheimer’s attacks the brain anywhere from 10 to 20 years before symptoms appear. “This is a real game-changer: If we develop new drugs to treat the disease aggressively in its initial stages, we can stop it in its tracks or prevent it altogether,” she says. “So increased research is critical.” But research is expensive, and government funding stretches only so far. “Alzheimer’s is underfunded relative to its growth, receiving billions of dollars less than cancer, which is on the decline,” Tew-Lovasz says. The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual fundraising gala, An Affair to Remember, takes place May 5 at Windows Off Washington. This year’s theme, Great Pairings, focuses on food and wine, with chefs from Sidney Street Cafe, Annie Gunn’s, Harvest and Kemoll’s providing recipes for the dinner. Frank Cusumano of KSDK serves as emcee. “The epidemic is here; the time has come to fight this disease with everything we’ve got,” TewLovasz says. “The cost in dollars and human suffering is too high to do otherwise.”

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WHAT I DO Manager and teacher, Tracy’s Karate Studios in Kirkwood and Chesterfield; black belt in karate. My clients range from little kids to the security team at Mercy Medical Center. WHY I DO IT I played just about every sport in high school and wanted to keep competing after graduation. Tracy’s was near my house, so I walked in one day and gave karate a try. I loved everything about it. ORIGINS The Hofers have been in Rock Hill since 1905. I still live in my grandmother’s house. At one time, my family ran the largest newspaper delivery service in St. Louis. I took over when my dad died. That was my first job. FAMILY My wife and I have been married 36 years and have a daughter and two sons. Both sons are black belts who teach at Tracy’s. PASSION I can’t stand women being abused in any way. I’ve trained a few title-holders in my day, but nothing is more gratifying than teaching women how to defend themselves. When my daughter was little, I vowed there was no way she was going out into the world without knowing how to take care of herself. I eventually made a set of instructional DVDs especially for women, called Strike Back. It focuses on simple things women can do to stay safe. You can buy it at Tracy’s. BOYHOOD DREAM I wanted to be a cowboy! WHAT IT TAKES To excel at karate, you need insight and a sharp eye for detail. You must watch your opponent in the heat of battle, know what they’re doing right and wrong, and stay at least five steps ahead of them. PAYOFF I love teaching one-on-one. It gives me great satisfaction to see students’ eyes light up when they do something they didn’t know they could do. BEST MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE EVER Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee TOUGH ENOUGH Being tough is not about whupping the other guy. It’s about getting up in the morning and going to work even if you don’t feel like it. It’s about facing and dealing with everyday struggles. PHILOSOPHY Karate makes the meek stronger and the strong more humble. It teaches us how to use power appropriately. MY HERO My father, Joseph Hofer, was a World War II vet who gave up the opportunity to play for the Cardinals so he could defend his country. TIME TO UNWIND When I want to relax, I take my wife dancing at the Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino. FAVORITE HANGOUTS PJ’s in Kirkwood and The Big Bear in Rock Hill. GOAL I love training women to kick some bad guy’s butt. If I can teach every woman out there to protect herself, my maker can come and get me. I’ll die a happy man.


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I found I had a corn allergy, so I needed to find food that didn’t have corn in it. I worked at Wild Oats in Clayton, and then Whole Foods adopted me when Wild Oats closed. I became fascinated with nutrition. I had always been very interested in vitamins and supplements, what they do, and how food can change your life and eating habits. Why are you so interested in nutrition?

The human body is fascinating. Your body is a well-oiled machine when it’s fed properly and you get exercise and nutrition. If you just keep running and don’t maintain it, it will fall apart. You can just change your food intake, and it thanks you and starts performing even better. Why are you a proponent of natural products?

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nourishes it. In much the same way, a local business is only as strong as its relationship with the surrounding community. “Since 2005, we’ve prided ourselves on offering the best selection of fabrics and home furnishings in the St. Louis area,” says general manager Elizabeth Durham of Lulu Belles Fabrics. “Beautiful merchandise always attracts customers, but people can buy beautiful things anywhere. What keeps them coming back to Lulu Belles is our service, integrity, and ability to customize upholstery, draperies, bedding and more to their exact needs.” Designer Amy Studebaker appreciates Lulu Belles’ unique blend of personalized service and craftsmanship. “Everyone there is so kind, knowledgeable, organized and on top of it,” she says. “Their attention to detail is rare in today’s world of online shopping and big-box stores that offer prefabricated, disposable goods.” Lulu Belles understands its customers, both design professionals and civilians, she adds. “For example, if I ask for a plaid fabric with a tartan look at a certain price point, they know exactly what I need and get it for me before I finish asking! That type of follow-through makes all the difference.” Lulu Belles’ workrooms are staffed by experienced craftsmen. “The polish and quality of their workmanship is second to none,

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What | 28th Annual Festival of Trees Gala Where | Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet When | Nov. 30 Why | To raise awareness and support for children and adults with autism and their families Who | Chair Judy Kent, CEO Ron Ekstrand Jr., emcee Ed Reggi, Angels for Autism testimonies and 440 guests Highlights | Elegantly decorated trees in the silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing to the sounds of Smash Band

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[ Speaking of Parkway Central, my buddy Ray Hartmann of Donnybrook and St. Louis Magazine is on the nomination ballot for the Parkway Central Hall of Fame. Typical of Ray, I did not learn of this through him. ]

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[ After 20 years, Missouri Athletic Club GM Larry Thompson is moving on. He was at

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by carla falasco What | Puttin’ on the Ritz Where | The Ritz-Carlton When | Nov. 18 Why | To launch Assistance League’s 25th year of service to the St. Louis community Who | President Patty Alvarez and president-elect Sandy Johnson greeted guests, Pat Hutton and Bonnie Turner served as event chair and vice chair respectively; Vickie Newton was emcee. Highlights | Performances by the Elite Jazz Show Choir from Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

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[ yes! she said

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Elizabeth Roach and Austin Kent met when they were both students at Savannah College of Art and Design. “Once we met, I kept running into him,” she says. “He’s 6-foot-8inches, I don’t know how I’d never seen him before!” The pair became engaged when Austin surprised her with an apartment full of flowers and proposed with a family heirloom ring during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, where they live. Liz is a makeup artist with NARS cosmetics, and Austin works in film— recently on the 2012 film Looper, starring Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Liz is an alum of Ladue Horton Watkins High school and grew up in Ladue. Her fiance is from Atlanta by way of Ashville, N.C., where he graduated high school. The artistic pair is planning A Midsummer Night’s Dream themed wedding for Aug. 25. In keeping with the ethereal ambience, Liz’s gown will be finished with raw-edged tulle, adding a feathered look reminiscent of the late Alexander McQueen’s work. “I just can’t wait to see her all done up on our wedding day!” Austin says. They started planning by narrowing their venue options to garden-like spaces that can fit their 170 expected guests. The historic Piper Palm House, built in 1878 in Tower Grove Park, fits the bill perfectly, with its arched windows and old-fashioned red brick exterior. Spindly trees with hanging candles and crystal charms will convey the fairy-inspired look. They also want the music to be fun, upbeat and perfect to get everyone dancing. They are planning a European honeymoon before returning to New Orleans.

[ resources ] Venue | Piper Palm House, Tower Grove Park Gown | Monique Lhuillier from Town & Country Bridal Caterer | Butler’s Pantry Cake | Sugaree Baking Co. Photographer | Gina with iKandi Photography Flowers | Judi Knapp with Contract Floral

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Gourmet to Go opened its new store in Clayton last month. The company offers prepares box lunches and appetizer buffets.

Saint Louis Science Center hosted the world premiere of Space Junk at its OMNIMAX Theater last month, with a special appearance by the father of Space Junk, Don Kessler. Bert Vescolani, Melissa Butts, Don Kessler, Kim Rowe

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Manor Grove Expansion

Manor Grove, a long-term care facility, recently opened a rehabilitation and recovery wing and renovated its kitchen. The nonprofit facility has been in the Kirkwood community for more than 100 years.

Best-selling Author

New York Times best-selling author Jeffery Zaslow recently appeared at Plaza Frontenac in support of his latest book The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters. Zaslow also co-wrote The Last Lecture, based on Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch’s moving 2007 lecture about achieving childhood dreams and his battle with pancreatic cancer. Jean Ahsmuhs, Jeffrey Zaslow, Ann Spector, Lynne Isaacs Palan

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by lauren madras | photos by nordmann photography When Craig proposed to Jenny, she immediately got to work planning—long distance—the wedding that was to be held at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church. “I didn’t know where to start. My mom was instrumental, and in the end, it was everything we wanted it to be,” Jenny says. The weather was beautiful, the church was packed with friends and family, and the pastor was special to the happy couple—he’s Jenny’s dad! “We had friends from church who know our whole family, plus Craig and I had friends come in from all over the country,” she says. The newlyweds were both students at University of Michigan when they met through mutual friends. They migrated to D.C., where Jenny works for The Kennedy Center and Craig is a civilian engineer with the U.S. Navy. He surprised her with a proposal on the waterfront—one of their favorite spots in the D.C. area. While the ceremony was a spiritual and moving time, the reception focused on fun. “I knew we’d need a huge dance floor,” Jenny says. After the wedding, the couple escaped to a tropical retreat in St. Thomas Virgin Islands, and then set up house in Washington D.C.

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Maximizing By Suzy Bacino | Photos by Suzy Gorman

ON MINIMAL Laura and Bobby Deutsch make it look easy. Two darling children, a beautiful Clayton home…how do they do it? Laura lets us in on their very urban past, her soothing aesthetic and some intense baking therapy.

T&S | What are your days like? Ld | Besides being a wife and mom, I work full-time for my husband’s

family business, HWP Rigging. It’s a machinery moving business.

T&S | How long have you lived in this house? Ld | It’ll be six years in May. T&S | Where did you live before that? Ld | My husband’s family owns a building downtown, and we lived there

when we were first married. We were the only tenants in a 10-story building. Bobby lived there for five years before we were even married.

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The baby grand was a wedding gift from Bobby’s father and used in their wedding ceremony. the Door sculpture was made by family member and artist Julie Malen, who constructed the ceramic doors to look like wood and iron. “We fell in love with this piece, and it happened to fit perfectly in that alcove,” Laura says.


T&S | What was living in a commercial space like? Ld | Well, it was fun, but kind of tough parking on a

surface lot, and hauling groceries to the 10th floor. I was really glad to move into our house!

T&S | Did your house need a lot of work? Ld | It was in great condition. We just finished the

basement, which is our kids’ playroom, updated the sound system and redid the porch off our master bedroom. Plus, we did a lot to our yard—landscaping and resodding the whole thing!

T&S | How would you describe your style? Ld | I like a mix of modern and traditional styles. The color

palette we chose is a variety of blues, grays and greens. It works throughout the whole house—plus it’s calming!

T&S | Did you have help decorating? Ld | My mom is an interior decorator who has helped

me a lot. I’m also a minimalist—and since this house has such great architecture, I try not to overdo things.

T&S | How old is the house? Ld | It was built in 1927 and is one of the original

homes in our neighborhood.

T&S | What do you do in your free time? Ld | We like to travel when we can, and I also try to

work out regularly. I did the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon in October, which was great. I also really love to bake; I made 12 pies for Thanksgiving!. clockwise top left: A view of the light-filled dining room is highlighted by pairs of glass-paned doors at each end. The black-painted woodwork is a graphic punch to a neutral palette. The second-floor landing has comfortable white leather Eames chairs and the occasional smattering of children’s toys. Crosby’s room has a sunny reading area and a Jackand-jill bathroom joining his bedroom to his sister’s.


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a new house last May, the first person he called was Dee Hencken, owner of Ooh La La Home Furnishings. “Dee decorated my previous home and also did the board room at my office,” explains Gampp, owner of Synergetics USA, a company that develops and makes surgical devices. He travels a lot for business, so he gave Hencken carte blanche on everything, including dishes, flatware and towels. “My only instructions were, You know what I want. Just go in and do it,” he says. “Kurt likes a European country look, warm and inviting, casual but upscale,” Hencken explains. “He was going through a divorce and wanted a beautiful, comfortable space where he could cook and entertain, and where his little daughter would feel at home.” The day after Gampp closed, Hencken set up camp with a team of painters and carpenters. The seven-room, 2,000-square-foot Chesterfield villa hadn’t been touched since the 1990s. “Other than the hardwood floors, we redid it from top to bottom,” Hencken says. She started with the drab, off-white walls, covering them in soft caramel tones complemented by cream-colored moldings. From there, she switched every light fixture, hinge and door handle from brass to oiled bronze. “The place looked warmer already,” she says. Next came the kitchen and baths. “We completely updated the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including an espresso maker, and replaced a built-in desk with a wine cooler,” Hencken says. Standard issue white melamine cabinets were given a honey-caramel glaze, and a glass-front cabinet showed off sparkling wine glasses. The breakfast bar was accented by a crocodile-textured faux finish, which was repeated on the tub surround in the master bath. “We refinished the tub and shower and added a custom-made double mirror with brushed nickel inserts and light fixtures,” she says. “Both baths have a clean, spa-like feeling.” In the rest of the house, Hencken chose dark wood furniture, mostly walnut, to underscore the color scheme. Leather and fabric sofas and chairs in earth tones anchor the great room and library. Woven wood shades and draperies in rich bronze silk or cotton, customized by Felicia Cox of Ooh La La, adorn the windows. The look is pulled together with frieze carpets in taupe, black and brown. Gampp was out of town when Hencken finished the job. “When I got home I texted her, Wow, am I in the right house?” he recalls. “Dee and her staff created an environment that fits my personality and lifestyle. Best of all, they changed a cold, empty shell into a refuge that’s a joy to come home to.” Ooh La La Home Furnishings, located at 17701 Edison Ave. in Chesterfield, offers comprehensive design services and quality home furnishings and accessories. Pictured on the cover: Dee Hencken and her team designed and furnished this casual, upscale great room. For more information, call 636.532.3353.

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[ healthy mouth-healthy body ] [ tooth whitening options ] Effective tooth-whitening can make smiles sparkle, but you have to be willing to stick to the program. “If your teeth are in alignment and you just want them lighter, tooth bleaching is a good choice,” says Dr. Keith Anderson at RadiantSmilesSTL.com. »» At-home whitening with trays custom-made from dental impressions require wearing solution-filled mouth forms one hour a day for two weeks. “The cost is half that of in-office whitening, but patients have to do it every day without skipping,” Anderson says. “If that’s a problem, one time office whitening might be a better choice.” »» ZOOM in-office whitening involves three gel applications, ‘baked’ with light to intensify the reaction, followed by a desensitizing treatment. “ZOOM is completed in one session, and the gel doesn’t irritate the gums,” he says. »» Any bleaching process opens up the enamel in the teeth and makes them more susceptible to staining during, and for three days following, the end of treatment, Anderson adds. “So no red wine, coffee, blueberry or cherry pie, or anything that typically stains teeth during that period. Otherwise, it’s money wasted.”

Periodontal disease not only threatens the life of our teeth, but it can put our entire body at risk. Dr. Kim Simonds, Ballwin Dental Care We are finding out all the time about the negative impact impact of tooth decay and periodontal disease on other body systems. For example, diabetics are better able to control their blood sugar if their gums are not inflamed. If they are diabetic, gum disease seems to progress faster. Bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream through bleeding gums, affecting the heart lining and valves. Pregnant women with gum disease seem to have more low-birth-weight and premature babies. Severe gum disease erodes dental bone, causing tooth roots to become exposed and decay. Without bone, teeth get loose and are more likely to be lost, which affects eating and overall nutrition. Between visits to the dentist, consistent brushing and flossing are critical. They allow us to remove the tartar and toxins that live in dental plaque so these don’t create inflammation. Dr. Srdjan Ilic, Prestige Dental Care The latest research shows profound connections between different parts of the body. We now know that periodontal germs can affect the heart, lungs, blood sugar levels, pregnancy and probably prostate disease. There are also some studies in progress looking at the connection between mouth germs and memory issues. Periodontal pathogens also can worsen diseases like pneumonia and COPD by being inhaled into the lower respiratory system, creating an inflammatory response. People usually don’t act on things until they feel pain. By that time, the disease is usually more advanced, making treatment more difficult. Every patient should have an annual comprehensive dental exam with bone level measurement and X-rays. Women who have regular dental care and prevent oral inflammation decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease by 30 percent. There’s a lot to be gained.


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Bridging The Gap

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outer enamel of each tooth to place a crown over it, which is attached to the replacement tooth being placed in the gap. This can weaken an otherwise healthy tooth. The success of the replacement tooth is dependent on these adjacent teeth that now anchor the bridge in place. If one of the supporting teeth needs to be removed, a new bridge, or longer bridge, needs to be made.

[ dental implants save bone ] Experts say dental implants are far superior to dentures when it comes to maintaining bone health and facial contours. Dr. Michael Noble, Oral Facial Surgery Institute and Implant Center Implants are one of the most significant breakthroughs in dentistry in the last 50 years, revolutionizing how we treat patients with missing teeth. They stimulate bone the same way tooth roots do, preserving oral and cosmetic health. Fixed bridgework to replace a missing tooth involves grinding down and crowning adjacent teeth to support the artificial tooth. But an implant is more natural and doesn’t harm the adjacent teeth. To replace a single tooth, an implant is comparable in cost to a bridge. For people missing many or all their teeth, cost can be an issue. Often we can start with two implants and stabilize an existing denture, then add two more a few years later, gradually transitioning to a new, fixed denture. The time it takes implants to integrate to full weight-bearing status depends on bone quality. If bones are soft or receding, bone grafting can be done at the time of implant insertion. Dr. John Monterubio, Monterubio & Herbosa Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Implants are more comfortable than dentures, preserve bone, don’t decay and are as strong as natural teeth. They restore the ability to eat a healthier diet and give people the confidence of a good smile. Best of all, they prevent jaw problems, stabilize the bite and keep other teeth from shifting. TV ads give the impression that implants are fully functional the day they’re put in. In reality, the client has temporary plastic teeth and must eat a very soft diet for two to four months while the implants are integrated into the jawbone. It’s well worth it, considering that at 10 years, 50 percent of crowns and bridges have been replaced, while at 20 years, 98 percent of implants are stable and still functioning.

We have spoken before about the value of dental-implant supported replacement teeth for people missing some of their teeth or all of their teeth. Due to advances in preventive dentistry, many people between the ages of thirty and sixty are more likely to be missing only one or two teeth. The reason for losing a tooth is most often decay, localized gum disease and bone loss or trauma resulting in fracture. When a tooth is lost, it is usually best to replace it to maintain your bite and prevent other teeth from shifting and causing more localized bone loss. One of the most common methods for replacing a lost tooth used to be placement of a three-unit bridge. Much like a bridge on a highway, a three-unit dental bridge is placed over the gap or space created by the missing tooth. It relies on the support of the teeth on either side of the space to actually bridge the gap and restore the tooth it replaces. Before the dental implants were available, this was the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth. There are several challenges with a three-unit bridge. It relies on the integrity of the adjacent teeth for its support. If the teeth are healthy and do not have fillings or crowns on them, they must be prepared for the bridge. This means removing enough of the protective

Cleaning with dental floss becomes a challenge, as the floss actually needs to be threaded under the replacement tooth before flossing can begin. Without the stimulation provided by the missing tooth’s root, the underlying jawbone will gradually shrink and space may become visible where the root was once positioned. Fortunately, a dental-implant supported replacement tooth can now be inserted instead of a three-unit bridge. It does not require reducing the enamel of the adjacent teeth. Implants stimulate the supporting jawbone so that the shrinkage does not occur and they can be flossed just like your natural teeth. If one of the adjacent teeth needs repair or removal, the dental implant supported replacement tooth is not affected. The resulting function and look of the dental implant is similar to your own teeth and does not compromise its healthy neighboring teeth. Keep in mind that in some situations, fixed bridges are still an acceptable or recommended replacement option. If you are missing one or two of your own teeth or believe you may soon need one removed, you can find out more information by calling our office at 314-721-1010 for a consultation appointment, and we can discuss your specific needs. Dr. John Monterubio is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who specializes in the placement of dental implants. He has been serving patients throughout the Saint Louis area for more than 25 years. Please visit us online at OralSurgerySTL.com for more information.

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[ sleep apnea treatment without c-pap ] Your dentist can be a valuable resource when it comes to treating snoring and sleep apnea. “Apnea is a serious medical condition that can shorten life by years,” says Dr. Kevin Postol, a dentist who specializes in sleep apnea treatment. “It’s an under-reported condition, often because people don’t want to use a C-PAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine.” Patients are often surprised to learn that mild-to-moderate sleep apnea can be treated with an oral appliance. “The device moves the lower jaw forward to pull the tongue out of the back of the throat,” Postol explains. “Each is custom-made for the patient and adjustable, to gradually eliminate snoring and then apnea symptoms.” Cost of the appliance is covered by insurance following an apnea diagnosis. Postol uses five different FDAapproved devices, depending on patient needs. “Patients who also grind their teeth might get one appliance; someone with migraines precipitated by tooth grinding may need another,” he says. No matter which appliance you choose, sleep apnea requires careful medical monitoring, he says.

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[ advances in orthodontia ] Straightening crooked teeth enhances our appearance and aligns teeth for healthy function. Dr. Robert Waxler, Century Orthodontics We can straighten teeth at any age, as long as they’re healthy. However, even teeth that have been straightened are affected by the force of other teeth and the tongue. If anything in the mouth changes, the teeth will move in response. New technologies include the cone-beam X-ray, which provides a 3-D view of the head and teeth, and Invisalign 4.0, the most recent version of the clear cosmetic aligners used to move teeth. Invisalign is well-publicized and works well in some cases where misalignment isn’t too severe, but patients have to wear the aligners consistently. Severe problems need other solutions. Ask for peer-reviewed, evidence-based scientific documentation on the approach or treatment you’re considering, rather than relying on anecdotal cases. The important thing is not always how teeth look immediately after treatment, but how stable the results will be 10 or even 50 years later. Dr. William Mastorakos, Mastorakos Orthodontic Associates There’s an exciting new way to bond brackets. Instead of the traditional, two- or three-hour process, during which the orthodontist fits and glues each bracket separately, the patient comes in a few days before for dental impressions. Plaster models are made of each jaw and the brackets

are fitted to the model. Then the brackets are adhered to heat-formed mouth guards for upper and lower teeth. When the patient returns, we put a tiny amount of glue inside each bracket and place the mouth guard over the teeth. The glue is light-cured through the mouth guards, which are then peeled off, leaving the brackets on the teeth in perfect alignment. The process takes less than an hour. We’ve also been testing a new version of braces brackets with sturdier ‘doors’ in the front to slide wires through, making orthodontic treatment faster because of less bracket failure.

[ cool tool dentek Fun Flossers with Fluoride encourage healthy oral hygiene habits at an early age. Ergonomically designed to be comfortable in both kids’ and parents’ hands— and to reach even hard-to-get-to teeth. $2.50 at drugstores.

Question: I was told at my last eye exam that I have a mole in my eye. Is this serious?

Answer: A mole, also known as a nevus, is a benign pigmented tumor that can occur not only on the skin, but also in the eye. Ocular nevi are found in about 10-15% of white individuals, particularly in those with abundant freckles and nevi on the skin, whereas they are somewhat less common in darkly pigmented individuals. They arise on the iris (the colored part of the eye), or further back in a vascular layer called the choroid that lies behind the retina.

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It is rare for an ocular nevus to cause visual symptoms or to require treatment. The main concern with an ocular nevus is to make sure that it is not actually a malignant melanoma, which can be highly lethal. The diagnostic work-up for an ocular nevus may include ocular photography, ultrasonography, angiography and other specialized tests that allow the eye tumor specialist to look for features indicating that a nevus may be turning into a melanoma, such as increasing thickness or production of a retinal detachment. Fortunately, most nevi do not turn into melanomas. Only about one in 8,000 ocular nevi undergoes malignant transformation into a melanoma, and only about 2,000 people per year in the U.S. are diagnosed with ocular melanoma. Nevertheless, it is important to monitor ocular nevi periodically for evidence of malignant transformation, which would necessitate prompt treatment. Depending on how early an ocular melanoma is diagnosed, there are a variety of effective treatment options ranging from laser to radiation to surgery. In general, the earlier an ocular melanoma is diagnosed, the more effective the treatment and the less vision lost.


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Heal h Flash The latest on the health front

neograft hair transplants ] People lose their hair on top and in front because of the hormone DHT. The best solution is to fill in those sparse areas with transplant follicles from the back of the head, which are not as susceptible to DHT. Traditional hair transplants are involved: take a strip of skin with hair follicles, suture the skin closed and dissect the individual hair follicles. Now no-scalpel/no-stitch hair transplants are available with the NeoGraft™ device. “NeoGraft harvests the hair follicles with tiny punch biopsies, after which they are collected, sorted and reimplanted,” says The Lifestyle Center medical director Dr. Richard Moore. An average of two to six follicles is harvested with each punch and then implanted in bald or thinning areas, using single follicles along the frontal hair line and multiple follicles farther back for density, he explains. The FDA-approved system facilitates the surgical

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removal, collection and placement of individual hair follicles, through follicular-unit extraction (FUE). “Before NeoGraft, FUE was too time-consuming and costly for most patients,” Moore says. The new method is more comfortable, eliminating stitches, the linear scar and numbness at the donor site. “And it allows twice the number of hair grafts as conventional sessions,” he adds.

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<< Dorothy Weiner | Editor in Chief Trish McEvoy Lip Liner in Barely There; Lip Gloss in Sexy For several years now, I’ve been hooked on this combination. Together they create a subtle, shiny tint that feels perfect for my skin tone and lifestyle. These are both brownish shades of nude. The liner defines my lip line (which I exaggerate a little by drawing on the very outer edges), and the gloss blends well with it, so my lips don’t look ‘outlined.’ Fine department stores

At the bottom of makeup bags the world over, discarded and forgotten, are lipsticks tried and then rejected. There’s so much you can’t tell when sampling a lipstick on the back of your hand at a department store counter— does it have an unpleasant stickiness or a weird taste? What you need is a solid, firsthand recommendation! Go to our Facebook page and under ‘I Love My lip color,’ post your own special product and why it works for you!

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Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 101; Gloss D’Armani Lip Gloss in 100 This is the perfect nude shade—just a bit of peach so it’s not dead-looking. Super creamy and the packaging is great—the lid snaps on with a magnet so it doesn’t come off in your purse! Top it with nude gloss. Department stores

<< Catherine Klene managing editor Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus; Lancome L’Absolu Nu in Blushed Rose. My lips have a lot of color naturally, so sheer is my best bet. I use the balm during the day to provide moisture and a bit of tint. When I go out after work, the lipstick gives me a bit more shimmer, without the sticky weight of a lip gloss. Drugstores, Department Stores

<< Lauren Madras | Lifestyle Editor Aveda Uruku Color Gloss in Morena When the makeup artist at Ethos first suggested I wear this on my wedding day, I balked. It looked dark and brown. But when I put it on, the sheer color was rosy, the formula was smooth and provided an easy sheen. I had a very important first kiss to prepare for, plus dozens of guests’ cheeks, so I wanted to avoid anything sticky or that would rub off on others. Ethos Aveda

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<< Tony Di martino | Senior Editor Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Rose Petal Most of the time I just slick a little A&D Ointment or Aquaphor on my lips and call it a day. But when I want a little color, this sheer, neutral pink with a hint of iridescence does the trick. It has absolutely no staying power, but it shields my lips against the dry central heating. Fine department stores

<< Wendy Steinbecker | Style Coordinator MAC Lipstick in Viva Glam II; Lip Pencil in Subculture This is my go-to nude lip for evening when pairing with an intense smoky eye. This matte color is non-drying and a good match on most skin tones. It is not too pale—a perfect amount of color when you want to downplay your pout. MAC Stores


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Emmy and Golden Globenominated actress for her role in Downton Abbey, has the kind of quiet beauty that is best enhanced by simple, classic makeup and modest clothing. You may remember a younger McGovern from her Oscarnominated role in the 1981 film, Ragtime. In the 30 years since her debut, she’s appeared in myriad stage productions, as well as in films and television. She has shot back into the spotlight as the milky-skinned Cora Crawley, the sweet American wife of Lord Grantham, patriarch of the Downton estate.

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MAKEUP 1| Apply foundation and concealer as usual. Bring out natural rosiness with a cheek stain like Sephora Collection Lush Flush in Pinot. 2| Pencil-in eyebrows to fill in patches and intensify density (Take a look at our guide in the Jan. 11 issue for tips!) 3| Use Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion to give lids a finished but naked look. 4| Starting at the corners and moving in, draw a thin line with black liner on the top and bottom lashline and apply two coats of black mascara—try POP Beauty Xtend & Frame Fame kit for both products. 5| The real star of this look is the hot pink lip; we love Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Rose.

HAIR 1| Start with a blunt bob, with just a few face-framing layers in the front and side-swept bangs. (Keira Knightley has recently been spotted with this look.) 2| In clean, damp hair, work a dime-sized amount of Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream, and allow your hair to air-dry, or use a defuser to speed up the process. 3| At the crown, lightly backcomb your roots to create volume. 4| Comb bangs back and to the side, secure with bobby pins. 5| Spray all over with Aveda Air Control .

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girls retreat, the girls were sharing what they get away with, technologically, in the classroom. In schools where they are allowed to carry cell phones, they text their friends all day long. The best story came from a straight-A student who attends a prestigious Catholic school where every girl carries a laptop with her all day. This girl actually Skypes her friends in other classes! She blamed boring teachers and boring lessons, but even in her class with her favorite teacher, she Skypes and texts. I understand the excitement from having instant, continuous connectivity with friends. Young people are accustomed to companionship with convenience. In Sherry Turkles’ fascinating book, Alone Together, she points to research that shows frequent phone users developing a neurochemical response to ringtones from electronic devices. When they receive a text, their central nervous system gives their brains a shot of dopamine, similar to what addicts get from a fix. And like addicts, we learn to need that response. In that sense, you do become ‘addicted to your cell phone,’ as many teens joke. The myriad forms of technology kids own also drive multi-tasking. And even though research tells us everything we do while multi-tasking is degraded in quality, the body rewards us with neurochemicals that create a multi-tasking high. But brains need a rest to process what they’ve taken in, create associations, and store ideas in memory banks. Today’s kids have bought the mantra that being unplugged technologically is death. They fear they will be immediately out of the loop and forgotten. But loneliness is just failed solitude, and when it comes to taking quiet alone time for reflection, many of our kids would get a big, fat F. For parents who claim they need to reach their kids about carpools, etc., get a grip! Put your phones and iPads away at the dinner table (and during the car ride to school), and have that conversation. For that once-a-year emergency, there’s a phone in the school office. Having your child reachable 24/7 is not healthy either. They need some space to breathe, direct their own lives, solve their own problems and count on themselves. Electronic connections aren’t really the ties that bind; they’re more like the ties that preoccupy. So let’s break the cycle: just say no. I wouldn’t even allow cell phones in lockers, because if you give them an electronic inch, they’ll take eight gigabytes! When in class, focus on class. When out of school, catch up and connect—maybe even face-to-face. 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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On March 4 the local chapter of the U.S. Bartenders Guild holds its annual cocktail competition, hosted by Don Q Rum, at Blood and Sand. A $25 donation at the door includes nibbles and samples of the competing concoctions, with proceeds to benefit Stray Rescue and the USBG local chapter

Prestige Dental Care, a general dentistry practice that emphasizes pain-free care, is now accepting new patients of all ages.

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BlackFinn American Grille is expected to open this month in the Galleria spot formerly occupied by Mark Shale. Moving into nearly 10,000 square feet, the ‘contemporary classic’ American restaurant is the third in a small chain with spots in Houston and Jacksonville. Look for a Grille Room with full dining and bar, a Saloon for sports viewing, and a patio with built-in heaters, ceiling fans, flat-screens and a weekend Bloody Mary buffet.

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Root, the restaurant inside gourmet food shop Starr’s, closed just three weeks after opening. Helming the kitchen was chef Brian Hardesty, who had originally come aboard when the restaurant was still called Nosh. Both Root and Starr’s are owned by Bud Starr.

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National restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company Landry’s recently completed its acquisition of the steakhouse chain, Morton’s. “St. Louis Morton’s is open for business usual,” says Kris Guthrie, Landry’s VP of marketing. “The concept will receive updated menu options some interior upgrades.”

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[ art ] karen kunc, at the shoreline, 2010

10 a.m.| Atrium Gallery | Free | atriumgallery.net Explore the different emotions behind the color red through paintings and drawings. Through March 10.

now 2/23 jesse mclean: remote

10 a.m. | Contemporary Art Museum | Free | camstl.org

3/2 under construction opening reception

6 p.m. | Gateway Gallery | Free | gatewaygalleryonline.com

3/2 faith ringgold: american quilts

6 p.m. | Foundry Art Centre| Free | foundryartcentre.org 3/2 equivalents, opening reception 6 p.m. | Good Citizen (downtown) | Free | goodcitizenstl.com

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2/15 — 3/4 a midsummer night’s dream

Start times vary | The Black Rep | $20 to $47 | theblackrep.org

2/24 & 2/25 the elixir of love

7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. | Touhill Performing Arts Center | Free | touhill.org

3/2 &3/3 the firebird

8 p.m.| Powell Hall | $25 to $110 | stlsymphony.org

start times vary | COCA | $14 to $18 | cocastl.org

2/25 one more round:johnny cash tribute band 8 p.m. | Lumiere Place | $15 to $25 | lumiereplace.com

3/1 & 3/2 barry manilow

7:30 p.m. | Fox Theatre|$30 to $90 | fabulousfox.com

3/6 the brew

9 p.m.| Blueberry Hill | $8 to $10 | blueberryhill.com

artist presentation society concert: patrick rafferty

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3 p.m. | Ethical Society $5 to $15 | apsmusic.org Patrick Rafferty, winner of the Artist Presentation Society’s annual auditions, in a solo concert featuring classical guitar work.

3/3 Fresh Beat Band >>> 3 p.m. | Fox Theatre | $25 to $35 | fabulousfox.com 3/3 puppet shows >>> 11 a.m. & 2 P.M. | christopher hawken house | $1 to $5 | 314.961.3397

2/28 author azar nafisi, st. louis speaker series

8 p.m.| $285 to $420| Powell Hall | stlouisspeakerseries.org

2/24 & 2/26 meditations on a broken world, dances of reflection and hope

7:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. respectively | Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company | $15 | commonthreaddance.com

3/5 kabbalah: the best-kept secret 7 p.m. | St. Louis Kabbalah Centre | free | stlkabbalahcentre.org

washington university MLA saturday seminar series

11 a.m | Free | RSVP at 314.935.6700 Robert Wiltenburg, dean of University College, speaks about Shakespeare at the school’s Saturday Seminar Series.

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3/2-3/4 elizabeth mitchell’s you are my flower

8 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively| Skip Viragh Center for the Arts at Chaminade | $36 to $51 | winteroperastl.org La Bohème, set in Paris in the 1800s, tells of a dynamic love story between a mortally ill seamstress and a poet.

Children’s author Eric Carle brings his classic children’s books to life through puppetry and musical performance.

5 p.m. | Old Hickory Golf Club | $20 to $25 | bellezabride.com.

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Start times vary | COCA | $14 to $20 | cocastl.org

2/23 cocktails and veils bridal show

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Courtesy of Focus Features

t&s saw it!

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close >> This is the story of a precocious boy with Asperger’s

and his journey through grief after losing his father in the 9/11 attacks. I can’t say I loved it, but I was touched by the communal sympathy his search for answers evoked in other New Yorkers, and by the way the movie captured the universal human experience of grief and suffering. That said, I found the child annoying and the plotline too improbable (willing suspension of disbelief notwithstanding). Should You See It? Yes, if only in deference to those touched by 9/11 in a more immediate way than we were. The film reminded me how real, and lasting, those effects are.—D.W. Viewed at Chase Park Plaza Cinemas

Photo by François Duhamel/ Warner Bros. Pictures

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy >> This is the ultimate evening of escapism for Smiley

fans. John le Carre’s enigmatic hero establishes his primacy by unearthing a mole in ‘the Circus,’ Britain’s secret service. Gary Oldman, as the pensive hero George Smiley, is up for Best Actor Award. Listen closely, as much of the dialogue is furtive (and British), making it hard to hear sometimes—and you’ll definitely need all the pieces to follow along. It’s a most engrossing evening of espionage and counter- espionage that captures the same, heart-poundingin-your-head tension as Le Carre’s books. Should You See It? Absolutely! It’s among my favorites of the year. —D.W. Viewed at Landmark Plaza Frontenac Theatre


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[ on the table ] edgewild | 550 chesterfield center | 636.532.0550 |

[ amuse bouche ] THE scene | Lively, exurbant bar-restaurant with a warm ambience THE CHEF | Aaron Baggett THE PRICES | $8 to $12 appetizers;

$14 to $27 entrees; $8 to $12 sandwiches

THE FAVORITES | Kahlua Buns, Smoked Crab Cakes, Scallop & Shrimp Linguine, Smoked Crab Chowder, Blueberry Cobbler

by jonathan carli

PHOTOS BY biLL BARRETT

Edgewild took over the spot that housed Bahama Breeze near Chesterfield Mall and has done a nice job of turning the island motif into a more generic, lodge-like setting. A series of dining rooms, most of them with abundant windows, offers a nice coziness, with plenty of warm woods in the tables, walls, and vaulted ceilings. A huge fire pit near the entrance helps set the mood. A project of longtime restaurateur Chris LaRocca (and others), EdgeWild presents a potpourri of flavors, from Thai Tuna Tacos and Mediterranean Hummus to Hawaiian Kahlua Buns and Montreal-Smoked brisket. Its wildly varied menu has the kind of interesting twists reminiscent of LaRocca’s old Crazy Fish in Clayton. The crab cakes are smoked and served with curry cream; the chicken breast is pounded paper-thin and topped with arugula; the bread pudding has mashed bananas and white chocolate sauce in lieu of hard sauce.

Everything is a little different, and for the most part, yields positive results. Our Smoked Crab Cakes starter ($12) was stellar, two patties with a wonderful smokiness and a frizzy topping of fried red-potato straws. Similarly flavorful and inventive were the Kahlua Buns ($9), three mini-sandwiches of pulled pork imbedded into puffy dough balls dusted with cinnamon. The seemingly incongruent sauces—Asian plum and Mexican achiote—actually worked, both adding a sugary touch to the flavorful roasted pork. Also a winner: creamy, crabby Smoked Crab Chowder ($5), with bits of roasted corn. EdgeWild has figured out a way to actually make a chicken breast interesting. Pounding it as thin as veal scalloppini, Chicken Paillard ($14) is pan-seared to yield delicious browned edges. It has a light coating of lemony sauce and a mound of cooked arugula and

[ chef chat ]

spinach. The Creamy Parmesan Polenta side ($5), however, was neither creamy nor parmesan-y. It had decent flavor, but was clumpy and thick. The Scallop and Shrimp Linguine ($22) was a mound of noodles dotted with perfectly prepared seafood, oven-dried tomatoes, asparagus, spinach and pancetta bound together with a barely detectable cream sauce. Also notable was a hearty vegetarian sandwich, Spinach and Artichoke ($9), which was more like a pan-roasted vegetable ‘cake’ topped with a grilled portobello mushroom and wedged into a very good ciabatta bun. On one visit, the Wild Catch was a very flavorful pan-seared grouper ($26) topped with a Creole-y mix of crabmeat and crayfish in spicy, tomato-y roux. Our desserts were good: blueberry cobbler topped with cinnamon ice cream, and a warm chocolate-chip cookie with sea-salt caramel ice cream, each $6.

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PEDIGREE |

achiote | Made from the achiote seed of the annato tree, which has a musky flavor and rusty-red color.

Tomatoes

FAVORITE INGREDIENT |

arugula |Sometimes called rocket or Italian cress, it’s a bitter, peppery green diners either love or hate.

Favorite st. louis restaurant |

sea salt | Salt comes from either salt mines or the sea. The latter results from the evaporation of sea water and is the more costly process.

CIA in Hyde Park

When I go out, I like to try something different every time.

favorite cookbook |

Escoffier, August Escoffier; and The Professional Chef, the CIA

Most Memorable Dining Experience |

The Tortoise, a small, edgy place in Rhinebeck, N.Y., while studying at the CIA. My classes gave me a whole new perspective.

[ aftertaste]

>> I love EdgeWild! It has the best menu in town.

—Candace L. of Sunset Hills

>>I’ve had nice, fresh fish many times, but at EdgeWild I had a very flavorful entree where the sauce elevated the dish way beyond just fish.

—Marc W. of Clayton

>>Everything we ordered was wonderful and beautifully presented. They were even able to make a hamburger gourmet!

—Carol B. of Chesterfield

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Uncorked]

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Wines from the southern hemisphere|

As value becomes more important, especially with the overall wine quality rising in the industry, wines from the southern hemisphere have gained tremendous popularity. In my opinion, South Africa leads the pack in quality level. Argentina and its now ubiquitous malbec, however, seem to get the most popular vote.

Bourbon |

Cocktails and spirits define trendy right now, and bourbon may be in first place. Bourbon must be distilled from grain containing 51 percent corn; aged in charred, new, white oak barrels; and come from one of the 50 states. These regulations leave plenty of room for different styles, opening the door to new, small producers, who seem to pop up daily.

PHOTO COURTESY OF the rep

Grower Champagne |

Sommeliers and wine geeks have jumped on the Grower Champagne bandwagon recently, and with good reason. Not only have I preferred Grower Champagnes over big name Champagnes in blind tasting, but also Grower Champagnes cost a lot less. They don’t have the marketing expense that big name Champagne houses do.

[ beyond the barrel ] << Malbec >>

Malbec is a Bordeaux varietal, although used sparingly in Bordeaux these days. Today, Argentina has found success with malbec, thanks to its unique growing conditions. The vineyards lie at high elevation, which allows the grapes to ripen without losing the balancing acidity level. Malbec’s popularity comes from its value and easy-drinking style. It is a fruity red wine without much tannin that can be enjoyed with or without food. My wine representatives would laugh at my choice of topic, as malbec is not a grape varietal that I particularly like (I apologize, Argentina!). It is extremely popular right now, though, so I taste it regularly and try to find the best ones for my list. That list must have everything the club membership would enjoy. I have also added a couple of malbecs from France. Cahors, in southwest France, is primarily malbec. Although slightly less overtly fruity, the wines here show more layers of flavor. The Loire Valley also produces malbec, and the one I added to the list goes through carbonic maceration, or whole-cluster fermentation, before being aged in oak. It is overtly fruity but unlike any other wine I have tasted. South America stakes success with the ‘lost’ grapes of France. Just as Argentina specializes in malbec, Chile experiments with Carmenere, which is an altogether obsolete grape of Bordeaux, and Uruguay aims for tannat, a grape of southwest France, to rise to fame. allyson gorsuch is the sommelier at the saint louis club. if you have a question for allyson, email us at wine@ townandstyle.com or connect with us on facebook.

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by bob wilcox

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Watching David Mamet’s play Race at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, I began to think that Mamet sometimes aspires to be the American Agatha Christie. His language is certainly not that of a respectable Englishwoman always gentieel, however busy she may have been with deeds most foul. But beneath Mamet’s trademark profanity-peppered, staccato dialogue lies the same question that keeps us eager to hear the next properly phrased revelation in Dame Agatha’s drawing rooms. In Race, the question is not ‘whodunit’ but ‘did he do it?’—did the white man of impeccable reputation rape the poor young black woman of questionable reputation (hints of Dominique Strauss Kahn)? As he moves to an answer, Mamet, like Christie, throws in the usual red herrings and surprising revelations, saving the clincher, as she does, for the very end. Because of the nature of the case, and because one of the white man’s lawyers, in whose office the play takes place, is white and the other black, and because the firm has recently hired a young law school graduate who is both a woman and black, the titular subject frequently plays a part in those red herrings and surprising revelations. That is what has stimulated much of the interest in this latest Mamet play. It’s probably what most people talk about after seeing it. What is said, thought and felt about race you probably will have heard somewhere before, probably several times. But it does keep the play lively. Nobody sleeps while Mamet is on the stage. And nobody sleeps while the Rep company is on the stage. Under Timothy Near’s direction, the production is crisp, sharp, funny and surprising. Ideally cast, Mark Elliot Wilson looks every well-tailored inch the wealthy, privileged white man. Jeff Talbott as the white lawyer relishes his own cleverness, and Morocco Omari complements him as the black partner with wryly knowing understatement. Zoey Martinson nicely shows the young lawyer growing more assured in the course of the play. Scenic designer John Ezell’s amazing glass-walled law office promises transparency but manages to hide many secrets. Race runs through March 4 at the Rep. As an examination of racial issues, it breaks no new ground. As an evening of theater, it’s much better than that.

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Stray Dog Theatre has extended its production of Urinetown the Musical through Feb. 20. It’s the smartest and shrewdest piece of musical theater, both in words and music, in many a year. Under directors Justin Been and Gary F. Bell, the Stray Dog production takes a broad approach, emphasizing the show’s mocking of the conventions of musical theater. I’m glad I’ve seen Urinetown productions that brought out more of the show’s satirical elements, but I appreciate this approach, too. It works well, especially with a strong cast led by Antonio Rodriguez as the idealistic young hero and Jennifer M. Theby as the perfectly sweet and innocent musical-comedy heroine. <<< Also running through the weekend at the Fox is West Side Story. I haven’t seen it yet, but advance publicity says the road company uses the recent Broadway direction of Arthur Laurents, the author of the show’s book. I’m eager to see what he’s done with it. It is, in any case, a great musical. <<< Also open now, though unseen by me, is Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Black Rep. Chris Anthony directs, as she did the company’s production of Romeo and Juliet set in the inner-city turmoil of the ‘60s. She sets this one in the disco era of the 1970s— probably a pretty lively dream. <<< And we’ll soon have two productions of Tennessee Williams’ ‘St. Louis play,’ The Glass Menagerie: one at Dramatic License Productions in Chesterfield Mall and one at Insight Theatre Company, performing at the Missouri History Museum.


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There’s the advice we’ve always heard: pick up the clutter, put flowers in the foyer, and clean, clean, clean. But seasoned professionals in the industry have other little secrets to make your house shine in this market and we’ve asked them to share! Steven Lange of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

I’ll tell my clients to get rid of half of what they have, but what I’m hoping is that a quarter or a third of their knick-knacks, family photos and out-of-scale furniture will disappear. Your home will be more spacious instantly. Paint where needed; the smell of fresh paint, plus the polish it adds, will appeal to buyers. While you’re at it, make sure the caulk and grout are in good condition throughout the house—even unexpected places like around woodwork, outlets and more. Jen Ross of Upper End Realty

Host your open house along with a car wash—where the donations go to a local charity. It’s a feel-good and will drive up traffic. Have a chef or sommelier set up tasting stations to keep visitors engaged and happy. Or invite a local jewelry maker or artisan to host a show—good for both of you! Steve and Valerie Engle of Janet McAfee Real Estate

Add additional lighting, lamps, track lighting or ceiling lights in dark areas of the home, which makes it seem cleaner, brighter and friendlier. Have a friend or your agent make suggestions, as you are used to the lighting in your home and can’t be objective. In dated kitchens and bathrooms, paint old cabinets, add new hardware, and possibly replace countertops with granite or marble to get an updated look without a major remodel. Ann Farwell of Gladys Manion Real Estate

7426 Wydown Clayton 63105 ~ $1,495,000

11760 Ladue Road Creve Coeur 63141 ~ $1,500,000

Make sure the house has no obvious odors. Avoid cooking strong-smelling foods such as seafood or broccoli the day before the open house. And avoid ‘plug-ins,’ as they are also a turn-off! Buyers will wonder what the seller is trying to cover up. Set the mood with music—play it quietly throughout the home. Choose something subtle that will fade in to the background. Allie Tzinberg Rossini of Laura McCarthy Real Estate

35 Fair Oaks Drive Ladue 63124 ~ $875,000

16 Burroughs Lane Ladue 63124 ~ $799,900

Coldwell Banker Premier Group 2203 South Big Bend Boulevard Suite 200 | Saint Louis 63117 314-336-1924 10158 Springwood Drive Ladue 63124 ~ $539,000

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Don’t hesitate to change the layout or decor of a room temporarily. Stash away symbolic art, religious artifacts or political paraphernalia, and use your furniture to show off the space well, instead of arranging for comfort. You can always put it back how you like it after the open house! Even though every kitchen has a coffeemaker, put it in the pantry for the day to de-clutter your kitchen. Clear counters, windowsills and other spaces—but not so much that your home becomes stark. Find the right balance.


chnoebelen & owe’s sensational new listings for 2012

149 N. Central, #B  Clayton Under Contract!

8 Radnor Road  SOLD!

9810 Log Cabin Court  Ladue $1,395,000

150 Carondelet Plaza, #1901  Clayton $1,550,000

1751 North Woodland Avenue  Ladue $5,800,000

3 Dromara Road  SOLD!

16 Danfield  SOLD!

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3015 Regis Drive | frontenac

This six-year-old custom home is just what you have been waiting for! located close to everything: clayton, a grocery store, restaurants and more. only 12 minutes to the airport! 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths $715,000

lovely ranch home located in ladue school district. expansive home on over an acre lot featuring a ten-year-old Baker pool complete with sun deck, fountains and heater. 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths $699,000

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8015 Gannon | University city

We recently moved into this Maplewood home built in 1910. The white vinyl siding and wroughtiron porch columns lack character and don’t seem in tune with the 100-year-old structure. Any ideas on how to add some character? We’ve already removed the large bush in front, so it is a blank canvas! Thanks, ———MakeOver in Maplewood

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Dear MakeOver in Maplewood, I really love the Gambrel roof and the overall proportions of your home. With a little help, it could be a real gem. I agree that the vinyl siding is unfortunate and that the wrought-iron columns have to go. I would also put the shutters and wrought-iron railings into the dumpster. Starting over, I would use 12-inch round wood Doric columns at the porch and add a substantial wood handrail. A new wood storm door with full-length window and some terra cotta flower pots complete the porch. I would like to add a simple mullion pattern to the windows, as well as elaborate surrounds to the upper windows and a generous window box to the lower one. Then I would install new wood or cement clapboard painted to blend better with the brick color and two Hornbeam trees to flank the façade, with simple ivy groundcover underneath. The house now has the elegant, harmonious feel it probably had when it was originally built. Some simple subtractions and additions make all the difference. Best of luck with your projects, ———Homework

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REAL ESTATE

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[ 63005 ]

17651 Wildridge Drive Prudential Select Properties Agent: Dennis Koenemann Price Per Square Foot: $150.03 $490,000

Dave Robb & SabRina Robb

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73 Grand Meridien Forest Coldwell Banker GundakerChesterfield/Wildwood Agent:Terry Gabriel Price Per Square Foot: $255.67 $1.15 million

direct: 314.727.2001

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421 Meramec Station Road Paradigm Realty Agent: Elizabeth Fendler Price Per Square Foot: $106.20 $533,000

[ 63105 ]

4 5 g o d win lane 7618 west morel and avenue Ladue Center hall plan on almost 1 acre w/pool, 4B, Clayton 6 year new construction home with elevator, elegant finishes & open floor plan. Offered at $1,540,000. 4½b. Great entertaining space. Offered at $869,000.

6376 Alamo Ave. Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Ronna Pohlman Price Per Square Foot: $213.90 $397,000

[ 63108 ]

4664 Pershing Place Dielmann Sotheby’s Intl Realty Agent: Vicki Armor Price Per Square Foot: $132.25 $499,900

7 2 1 5 maryland av e nue 66 c rest wood dri ve Clayton Grand Mediterranean. 2 story living rm with U City A graceful 4B, 2½b, 2900+ sq. ft. center hall wood-beamed ceiling. Finished LL. Offered at $855,000. Colonial in an excellent location. Offered at $549,000.

[ 63124 ]

26 Oakleigh Lane Janet McAfee Agent: Barbara Wulfing Price Per Square Foot: $184.84 $500,000

direct: 314.322.6992 office: 314.725.0009

[ 63131 ]

1824 Nettlecreek Drive Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C Agent: Vicki Cutting Price Per Square Foot: $125.37 $425,000

[ 63132 ]

36 Crabapple Court Coldwell Banker Gundaker-T & C Agent: Sue Remspecher Price Per Square Foot: $186.58 $520,000

sold! 15 l ak e f or est dri ve 8 3 p o inte r lane Clayton Schools French stone manse with artisan Ladue Elegant 4 bedroom, 2½ bath brick Colonial. craftsmanship. Pool & stone patio. Offered for $1,385,000. Classic features with modern updates.

[ 63141 ]

270 Ladue Oaks Circle Janet McAfee Agent: Barbara Wulfing Price Per Square Foot: $200.65 $799,000

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7453 GaNNoN aVENuE $299,000 Architecturally exquisite home. 3BD/1.5BA. Updates throughout. 400 purduE aVENuE, 1N $209,900 All New: Custom kit, bathrooms, carpet in University Hills. 3BR/2BA. 1,500SF.

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539 coEur dE royaLE drIVE, #305 $94,900 2500 sq ft condo w/2BR/2BA. Balcony faces clubhouse, pool, & tennis court.

HuNTLEIGH / froNTENac 12 duNLora LaNE $3,499,000 Huntleigh Estate. 11,000SF. 3.5 acres. Pool. Majestic, expansive views. 1126 BELLa VISTa drIVE opEN SuN 1-3 $1,099,900 5BR/7BA. Fin. Walkout LL. Unique floorplan w/ 2 main level BRs. 10644 oaK GaTE LaNE uNdEr coNTracT $625,000 5BR home w/4,000+SF total on one acre in private enclave of 5 homes.

ToWN & couNTry/ cHESTErfIELd 9 MuIrfIELd LaNE $2,200,000 5BR/5+BA. Updated masterpiece. 1st floor master, finished LL, veranda and pool. 527 WINdy HILL acrES LaNE $1,699,000 4BR Colonial on 6+ secluded acres with manicured lawn, pool and guest cottage. 2500 ToWN aNd couNTry LaNE $925,000 Over 3,900SF 4BR home on a private one acre lot with all of today’s amenities. 312 WoodS MILL TErracE LaNE $479,000 Updated 4BD/3BA condo w/ private deck overlooking pool. 1571 yarMouTH poINT uNdEr coNTracT $449,000 Lovely 3,000+SF home, 4BD/3BA. Updated kitchens and baths. 275 oaK paTH $225,000 1,800SF, 3BR/2BA. Updated kitchens and baths on level lot.

uNIVErSITy cITy 7923 LafoN pLacE $735,000 8 year old gem steps from Clayton. Open floor plan with 4BD/4.5BA.

WarSoN WoodS/WEBSTEr 1419 aNdrEW drIVE $365,000 4BD/2BA 2,622SF 2-story w/flexible floor plan. Located on double lot.

KIrKWood/GLENdaLE 3 EdWIN aVENuE $1,199,900 6 years new. 5BR/5BA 6,400SF total living area inc. finished LL. 32 MILLBrooK LaNE $159,000 5 BR/2BA. 1,700SF. Sought after Greenbriar neighborhood. Fenced yard. 308 MIdWay aVENuE $159,900 Charming, updated Kirkwood home 2BR/2BA, finished LL w/office & FR. Lrg deck.

cENTraL WEST ENd 4732 McpHErSoN aVENuE $875,000 Rare Commercial opportunity in the heart of the CWE. Residential & retail space. 9 N. EucLId aVENuE, #412 $374,900 CWE’s most exciting new high rise. Pool, gym, 2 garage spaces.

BrENTWood 1726 caNary coVE $149,900 Totally renovated 2BR Brentwood Forest condo. Large deck, quiet street

ST. LouIS couNTy 2651 HEMford faLLS courT $218,900 Updated 1.5-story Oakville home, main floor master & laundry, quiet cul-de-sac. 11703 ruSSET MEadoW drIVE $145,000 3 BR/3.5BA. 1,579SF condo with attached garage, private yard, pool, tennis, & trails. 5376 KENrIcK parKE drIVE #202 $118,000 2BD/1BA, newly updated Secure building & parking w/elevator. 4334 arroW TrEE drIVE, E $79,900 Beautifully updated & move-in ready. 2BR/2BA. Convenient to shopping & highways.

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[ 63011 ] >> 163854 Westglen Farms Drive | $464,500 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com [ 63017 ] >> 14308 Gatwick Court | $399,999 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com [ 63105 ] >> 13 Dartford Ave. | $560,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com >> 155 Carondelet Plaza, Unit 305 | $875,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4465 >> 15 Topton Way, 3A | $849,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com [ 63122 ] >> 906 Dickson St. | $314,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.277.4661 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com >> 1329 Woodfield Manor Court | $419,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com [ 63124 ] >> 22 Fordyce Lane | $1,299,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com >> 2 Brookside Lane | $829,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com >> 103 Clermont Court | $1,499,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com >> 5 Ladue Acres | $1,199,000 | 2-4 | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com >> 19 Ladue Manor | $629,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com [ 63130 ] >> 8150 Gannon Ave. | $715,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.607.5555 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com >> 7134 Cambridge Ave. | $369,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com [ 63131 ] >> 13 Clayton Hills Lane | $374,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.406.8711 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com >> 6 Fox Run Lane | $647,500 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com >> 1126 Bella Vista Drive | $1,099,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.721.4755 | gladysmanion.com [ 63141 ] >> 620 Sarawood Lane | $419,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.997.4800 | janetmcafee.com [ 63146 ] >> 13227 Weatherfield Drive | $410,900 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.616.6332 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com >> 1067 Port Diane Drive | $269,000 | 1-3 p.m. | 314.753.0977 | dielmannsothebysrealty.com

dr. jazz

initial design

apple of your eye

by lauren madras | photos by bill barrett Webster College was founded by Artemus Bullard in 1852, and the Webster Public School System opened its doors in 1868. That means the town of Webster Groves had nearly 50 years of community built up before it was officially incorporated in 1896. The earliest settlers in Webster Groves had familiar family names: Marshall, Chouteau, Hawken, Lockwood, Papin and Gore. Those now make up some of the best-known lanes, streets and boulevards in the area, and around St. Louis in general. The intersection of Gore Avenue and the train tracks, about two blocks from Lockwood, was the original central point of the Webster community, and the brick buildings nearby are some of the oldest in the area, dating back to the 1880s. Lockwood Avenue, now the main street of the district, is a wide lane lined by stately mansions, some of which have been converted for commercial use. Well before the street was named, Stephen Gore and his family owned a dry goods store at the intersection of what is now Gore and Lockwood, (Bank of America and C.J. Muggs are there today). Although downtown Webster has modernized by leaps and bounds since those days, the stretch of shops, businesses and restaurants on that section of Gore still retains much of the down-home ambience of the street’s namesake era.

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[ Dr. Jazz Ice Cream Parlor and Diner ] If a fudge sundae at one of the old fashioned stools here doesn’t make you feel like a kid again, nothing will. (Try the foot-long hot dog, too!)

[ Sugar Magnolia ] Lacy, silky, sexy, sweet. Check out this brand-new lingerie shop for both functional underthings and boudoir ensembles. It also sells locally made soap, candles and jewelry.

[ Initial Design ] Pillows, hats, bags, golf club covers, books, even mats for the wheel well of your car— this store personalizes items you probably never considered monogramming!

[ Fabric Nosherie ] The fabric shop brings in swatches from all over the world and offers sewing and quilting lessons for novices and pros.

[ Apple of Your Eye ] Homey gifts, personalized mementos and whimsical decor make this boutique a can’t-miss for marking milestones.

[ Read Lead PaperWorks ] Custom rubber stamps, beautiful paper and personalized stationery and invitations like the ones available here might just save the USPS.

information obtained from Webster Groves Historical Society and Missouri State Historic Preservation Office.


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2 grand meridien court | wildwood 4 bedrooms, 5½ baths $2,275,000 fabulous fusion of luxury & function abound within every detail of this 6,133 sq. ft. custom home on over 4 acres.

12 warson downs | ladue schools 3 bedroom suites, 5 baths $1,995,000 Carefree living at its best! this custom-built masterpiece offers exceptional design & quality finishes throughout.

16617 caulks creek ridge | wildwood 6 bedrooms $1,799,900 expanded & restored to 7,000 sq. ft. of luxurious living space plus endless outdoor entertaining enjoyment.

842 hawthorne ridge drive | labadie 24.8 ACreS $1,399,000 Luxurious home & equestrian ranch estate comprises 4 parcels. private location, stocked lake, stable & stalls.

4976 pershing | central west end 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths $999,000 3+ story tudor home combines the elegance of ages past with modern amenities. Allows for gracious entertaining.

#4 litzsinger lane | ladue 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $975,000 elegant light-filled home on a lovely private lane. exceptional architectural detail. 1.15-acre level lot.

neW priCe! 15 holiday lane | ladue schools 5 bedrooMS, 5 fuLL & 2 hALf bAthS $1,550,000 Stunning 4-year-new, 1½-story home on a 1-acre lot in frontenac. 7,300+ sq. ft. of gracious living on 3 levels.

neW LiSting! 59 maryland plaza #b | central west end 2 bedrooMS & 2 bAthS $585,000 Stunning & stylish. Light-filled open floor plan. deck & garage. Steps from shops, restaurants & park.

4639 maryland avenue | central west end 4 bedrooMS & 2½ bAthS $565,000 beautiful home w/ classic design. Library w/ built-ins, updated kitchen & baths, heated pool, patio & pergola.

9444 oLd bonhoMMe rd. | LAdue SChooLS 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $449,000 Mid-Century 3,200 sq. ft. home on one of the most beautiful lots in all of olivette. 1.5-acre lot.

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13227 WeAtherfieLd dr. | parkway schools 4+ bedrooms, 3½ baths $410,900 Very handsome home with lots of room and an abundance of superb amenities.

15 quailways drive | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 2 baths $336,000 Simply lovely home with gleaming wood floors, open floor plan, stainless & granite kitchen, family room.

7037 cornell avenue | university city 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $425,000 beautifully renovated home offers modern amenities while historic architectural details remain preserved.

2 sleepy hollow lane | ladue schools 13 clayton hills lane | town and country 3217 LongfeLLoW bLVd. | CoMpton heightS 5 bedrooms, 3 baths $369,000 4 bedrooms, 2 baths $389,000 4 bedrooms, 4 baths $374,000 original finishes & charm highlight this beautifully Mid-century ranch with dramatic vaulted ceilings, A wonderful house to make yours! Well-built 60’s refinshed hardwood floors & many updates throughout. ranch style home. Large entertaining area in lower level. updated 2½-story home. Carriage house & large yard.

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906 dickson street | kirkwood 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $314,900 this Colonial ranch is a heart stopper with new kitchen & 2 new baths. Lower level with rec room.

2303 KingStoWne WAy Ct. | rockwood schools 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $284,900 Winning combination — location, great curb appeal & dazzling decor. open floor plan.Vaulted master suite.

801 S. SKinKer bLVd. #12d across from forest park $126,000 fabulous co-op in deluxe building with services beyond belief. Lovely views!

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West County Boutique

Wood Floor Refinishing

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Creative

West County women’s fashionable boutique has the perfect job for you. If you are seeking full or part time work, have sales experience with woman’s apparel and have a following, please send your resume to nancylate@aol.com. We have been in business for 25 years, and are still growing. We would like you to grow with us.

Cleaning

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Big Agency Slick with a small shop price tag. Print: branding, brochures, logos, signage, custom icons, etc. Web: Full site design and coding, animation, CMS, slideshows, etc. Audio: Audio clean up and editing Call: Jon Fogel, 314.803.7871 jon@gravitystl.com, www.gravitystl.com

Beauty

Add Instant Equity To Your Home. 30 Year Old Fully Insured Company. Sanding, Refinishing, Repairs, New Installation, Most Manufactures Available. Free Estimates. Angie’s List and BBB “A+” Rating PROFESSIONAL FLOORS OF ST. LOUIS 314-843-4348 profloorstl.com

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Toddler Car Bed Little Tyke car bed with mattress for $125 Call Tracy 314-941-9953

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Two Ladies & A Bucket Two Are Better Than One! Deep & Thorough Cleaning Service Please Contact Susie Duncan 314-229-1736 www.twoandabucket.com

Specializing in bridal and occasion makeup, with 14 years of experience in the industry. Visit website for a full list of services/ pricing, booking information, and to view portfolio.

314.374.5970

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Cleaning Time LLC

Locally owned, professional service at affordable prices starting $75. Deep & Thorough, one time, move in & out, weekly, bi-weekly. 314-546-5370. Great discounts at www.cleaningtimellc.net

Primp Makeup Artistry

Imagine all “new” appliances in your home. Due to renovation, these appliances installed in October 2008 are ready for a new home. All Jenn-Air except for the GE Profile Range. Stainless Steel Kitchen appliances: JennAir French Door Refrigerator, Double Oven - 30”, Under-Cabinet Microwave - 30”, Dishwasher - 24” and GE Profile Gas Cooktop - 30”. Originally cost $8500. Can be yours for $3900. Available February 23rd. Please call 486-9274 for information.

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s Families, Corporate Events, Real Estate 314-962-3222 warwickphotography.com

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Porto Cima Villa at the Lake! Spacious multi-level lakefront w/concrete dock, 3 BR,3.5 BA,2-car gar, LL wet bar, scrndprch, prv. cove w/main channel view. $679,900 Call 314-432-7169

Computer

Meet The Mac Guy

iPhones, iMacs, Upgrades & More Wifi, Networking, Video & Photo info@macguystl.com, 314-400-7720

Pet Services

Kritter Kare LLC

Affordable, customized in-home pet care for dogs, cats, horses & more. Pet first aid & CPR certified. Bonded & insured. Locally owned. 314-243-4108, 314-223-6981

www.kritterkare4u.com

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Your Poop Scoop’n Service Free Estimates - No Contracts

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